12
Sep
2012

[Video & Photos] Queen Latifah’s ‘Steel Magnolias’

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Less than a month away, fans of the original 1989 ‘Steel Magnolias’ movie are beaming with excitement.

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12
Sep
2012

[PHOTOS] Tiny and T.I., Cynthia Bailey, Chilli Attend Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards

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12
Sep
2012

Michael Ealy Talks ‘Unconditional’, Who He’s Voting For & Perfect Timing

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Recently, we caught up with 39-year-old actor, Michael Ealy. We chatted with the Washington native, who was in town hosting a party at Park at Fourteenth, about politics, the success of ‘Think Like A Man’ (and it’s sequel), love and his latest film, ‘Unconditional’.

The Jasmine Brand: So tell me about your new project.
Michael Ealy: Unconditional is  story about second chances, true friendship, redemption and hope. Ultimately I play a guy by the name of Papa Joe Bradford he is someone who has turned his life around and is now day in and day out, he’s doing everything he can to try and help the children in his community, especially the ones without fathers.
11
Sep
2012

A Gracefully Aged Oprah & Lenny Kravitz On ‘The Butler’ Set

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Oprah Winfrey & Lenny Kravitz On Set

 

No, your eyes are not fooling you. Meet an aged Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz. Both, who have aged gracefully, thanks to Hollywood magical costume and make-up, are filming for the biopic, ‘The Butler’. As most of you know, the Lee Daniel’s film tells the story of Eugene Allen, who worked as a butler through a number of Presidents. Oprah plays his wife. Kravitz plays another butler in the film. Click here for the backstory and details on the film.

Lee Daniels, Jane Fonda & Alan Rickman On Set

 

 

11
Sep
2012

Teyana Taylor Says Beyonce & Jay-Z Co-Sign Her Career + Explains How She Branded Sneakers & Hats

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Teyana Taylor is gracing the cover of VIBE Vixen‘s Premier Fashion Issue. The 21-year-old Harlem native was recently on the ‘net, for noting that she perhaps started the ‘tomboy chic’ look that Rihanna sometimes rocks. If you’ll recall, the two threw a few subliminal twitter shots at each other, but the spat quickly died down. Fast forward to the present day and Teyana’s chatting with Vixen about her edgy style, why she deserves more credit and working with ‘Ye . Peep a few excerpts below.

On if she created her tomboy chic,edgy style:

“Do I think I created this style? No. Did I bring it back? Yes! I branded snapbacks and sneakers. I made it sexy again. I’ve always been on my 90s shit, my tomboy shit, my sneakerhead sh*t. I do feel like I influenced [the style]. I made it okay for female artists to be comfortable in their skin, to be comfortable in street wear, to not always be glamorous 24/7. I would like to think I inspired a lot of artists.”

On how she began her look at an early age and being called ‘gay’ because of her style:

“I was 16; I was dressed my age. I had my Jordans, my fitteds, my snapbacks. I was typecast for being age-appropriate. Once I got older and matured more, it was still a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation. When I was dressed in my streetwear, I was gay. Then, I do one shoot, show some skin and now I’m not a virgin. I can’t win for losing.”

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11
Sep
2012

NBA Baller Matt Barnes Denies Dating Eva Longoria, Confirms He’s Back With Gloria Govan

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Tuesday morning, the day after the new season of Basketball Wives LA aired, NBA baller Matt Barnes visited Power 105’s ‘The Breakfast Club’. Matt, who has been featured on the show, discussed his relationship with Gloria Govan (they have twin sons together and have broken up a few times publicly) and rumors that he dated Eva Longoria. Peep a few excerpts.

On if he and Gloria Govan are back together:

We’ve got  a family, I put no one above, before my family. I just think it comes to a point where you kinda wake up and realize what’s important.

On if the show (Basketball Wives) is a distraction during the season.

I was never really to heavy into Basketball Wives. I don’t think teams look too highly on reality shows.

On if he’s experienced karma in his relationship with Gloria:

It never gives them a pass, but Karma is a mother. It’s a part of growing up, it’s a part of relationships.

Watch his full interview below.

11
Sep
2012

Twitter Beef : Rihanna Tells Piers Morgan To Grow A P*nis

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Amongst the ton of rave reviews Rihanna received on her new short haircut, CNN reporter, Piers Morgan was not a fan of her new hair. After seeing Rih-Rih (and her new tattoo) perform with Jay-Z during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in London, Morgan tweeted that Rihanna needs to grow her hair back.

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11
Sep
2012

President Obama Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Romney Endorsement + Nicki Denies Being A Republican

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It’s official, Nicki Minaj is NOT voting for Mitt Romney. Or at least we don’t think so. Last week, she dropped a line on Lil Wayne’s mixtape, where she rhymed:

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy”

And after the song hit, media, public and twitter were buzzing, wondering if the line was pure entertainment or if she was in fact a Republican. During a recent radio interview, a radio VJ asked President Obama about Nicki endorsing Romney in the song. He responded:

“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened. She likes to play different characters.”

After hearing the President’s response, Nicki took to twitter, addressing Obama directly.

She continued with:

What do you think about the President’s response? And should Nicki have not used that line about Romney or is it perfectly fine to express yourself creatively in music?

11
Sep
2012

Willow Smith Spikes Her New Black, Conservative Hair

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Willow Smith recently debuted her new conservative black hair, at the Toronto Film Festival. Saying goodbye to more vibrant colors, she’s now opted to a dark brown, with a few light highlights. Monday, we caught her on the streets of New York, rocking a short spiked look.

11
Sep
2012

Ciara Gets Seductive In ‘Sorry’ Video Shoot +Kim Kardashian Shares Lingerie

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Ciara’s getting uber sexy in the video for ‘Sorry’. She recently shared the photos, noting that the video will air Thursday, September 13th on BET’s 106 & Park.

 

And speaking of seductive, your play cousin Kim Kardashian’s shared a few seductive photos of herself, scantily dressed in lingerie.