Monthly Archives: November 2011

Braxton Family Values Episode 3 Sneak Peek: A Snooping Dog

There are 3 people “I cannot” with in this episode…I’m pretty sure you know who the first one is ūüėÄ

Tamar, Tamar, Tamar…I understand you don’t want to sing background for ever amen but let me let you in on a little secret, no one is really checking for you like that. Your obnoxious attitude clearly only works on the small screen and you don’t have the humility to listen to sound advice. Had to get that out the way! LOL

In this clip, we see that Tamar¬†is starting to “break away” from the group of sisters to focus on her solo career and be, well Tamar… loud, wrong and bossy. Towanda’s husband is writing a book titled 69 Ways To A Better Relationship…how about 69 ways to be a man and provide for your family Andre. Finally, we see Trina’s¬†insecure/cheating husband going around stalking her every move because¬†he fears his reaping will be the same as his sowing. Putting a GPS on her phone like he works for OnStar is not going to work.com/org/edu/gov/net/biz!

You can watch the lovely ladies on WETv Thursdays at 9/8c

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Kyla Pratt Clears It Up

Ever since Kyla Pratt made the annoucement on 106 and Park  earlier this month, that she has a 1 yr. old daughter, the rumor mill has been a buzzing with all kinds of speculation.

The 25-year-old took to her tumblr account yesterday to clear up¬†rumors about purposely hiding her pregnancy because of shame, and the rumors that her chils’d father was a Cali stripper who recently became a tattoo artist in order to keep her name clean.

Here’s what she had to say:

Woke up this morning to some bullshit so i decided to blog about it.

I announced a little over a month ago that i have a one year old daughter named Lyric. Ever since then there has been mostly negativity thrown our way. This is something that i knew would happen so THAT is why i delayed the process of sharing my happiness with this lovely world. I did not HIDE. I was out doing everything i normally do. Please believe i was not in the house looking at the wall waiting for time to pass. Jus because i didn’t publicize my pregnancy or try to make money off of it doesnt mean i am not proud of my daughter or her Father.

While i was pregnant i didnt want to deal with any negativity. When you have a human being growing inside of you, they can feel every emotion you feel. i didnt know how i was going to react with my hormones going crazy. SO i decided, im not announcing anything. If someone catches a pic then so be it, but i was going to enjoy my pregnancy no matter what. I believe that is why my daughter is such a happy baby, because i didnt subject myself to this random blog bullshit during the happiest time of my life.

Now lets briefly discuss her father since he has been the subject people cant stop talking about. We have been together for a few years now. He has been a tattoo artist for about eight years and has been writing and producing music around the same. This whole he is a stripper and changed careers real quick so i wouldnt look crazy is some bullshit. Just like every man out here, he found a hustle that had nothing to do with selling drugs, robbing people, or anything where he would be put in jail. A lot of people make assumptions about a profession based solely off of one experience you have had or something you have seen on TV. The club he used to work at years ago for (2yrs) was basically a competition where guys would compete for the most attention by creating the hottest dance routines and music in L.a, that I now see all over the music biz and videos you all love. Some dancers were into the frilly costumes. and a other just wore jeans, bandanas chucks and a tank tops (mine). He never Strip down naked or to a thong. His image was and is Compton, Hood. My man/Daughters father, is a song writer, HipHop Artist and a Well-Known Tattoo Artist. And has been doing these things for years. And is making money to take care of his Son & his Daughter the legal way so he can be here to raise them. When he releases his Music and Art Work he has been doing i guarantee u, i wont have to say anything else.

I dont owe anyone an explanation about MY life. Just decided to set the record straight so people who think i CARE about their opinions will MAYBE give it a rest.

The past is the past & the future is the future, and its Here.

i love my daughter & i love her father. And would not change ANYTHING for ANYBODY

Thanks for listening.

Her baby is a cutie!

Welp, there you go!! She’s 25 and even if she had the child at 18, that’s her business…its not like she’s deceiving the public like someone else we know of. Bwahahaha ūüôā

Grammy Nominations Concert Tonight

The fourth annual Grammy nominations concert airs tonight¬†and will include a special performance nearly three decades in the making. Rappers LL Cool J, Common and Lupe Fiasco will join Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five members Melle Mel and Scorpio for the group’s classic “The Message” during “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!…Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.”

According to the LA Times, Lady Gaga was secured as a performer to lend the Grammy Nominations Concert some “gravitas” and help the program solidify its message in its fourth year. The superstar has indicated that she will open and close the show, and it is possible that Sugarland will be involved in one of those performances.

The hour-long telecast is set to feature a variety of performancesand periodic envelope unsealing segments as nominees are announced for the music industry’s biggest award show. You can also catch¬†Rihanna, Usher, Ludacris and more performing tonight.¬†The show airs on CBS at 10PM ET/PT

Comedy Central Airing Tribute To Patrice O’Neal

Comedy Central is paying tribute to the late comedian Patrice O’Neal by airing one of his acclaimed stand up shows ‘Elephant in the Room’ this evening.

A representative for the network told TMZ.com they are “broken up” about the passing of Patrice, who died on Tuesday morning following complications of a stroke he suffered in October. The network will be airing the show twice, once at 8pm and once at midnight, the latter version being uncensored.

The show, shot live in New York and later released on DVD saw the comedian cover topics such as smoking, harassment, cheating, vengeance and his love for animals – he told the audience, “Let me say this, I don’t know what the term is for an extreme animal lover, but I get sick when I see animals suffering and I know that’s contrary to popular belief somehow it’s spread out that black people we hate animals? Like we hate dogs and cats.How can you hate animals?” ¬†The show also contained some of O’Neal’s famous crowd work, in which he’d often play couples and friends against each other with hilarious results.

Fellow comics are also pouring out their tribute to the late comic…

“RIP Patrice O’Neal. You made us laugh til we cried,” Sarah Silverman wrote on Twitter, one of many fellow comedians to pay tribute publicly to O’Neal.

“One of my favourite stand up comedians. So sad. RIP,” wrote Ricky Gervais.

“I started my career w/ Patrice O’Neal,” wrote Dane Cook, who posted a photo of himself and O’Neal to Twitter. “He was 1 of the best ever. Fond memories of road gigs, late night eats & laughs.”

Kevin Nealon wrote: “Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Patrice O’Neal. Can’t say it enough. RIP.” Another Saturday Night Live veteran, Seth Meyers, added: “RIP Patrice O’Neal. A day spent watching clips of him on-line is a day well spent.”

“Patrice O’Neal. So damn funny and so smart and such a giant heart,” wrote Bob Sagat.

O’Neal poked fun at Charlie Sheen at the latter’s Comedy Central roast, and this week, Sheen paid tribute to O’Neal on his WhoSay page.

“Patrice had that rare ‘light’ around him and inside of him,” Sheen wrote. “I only knew him for the few days leading up to the Roast. Yet I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent. My tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family.”

I’ve never seen any of his stand up shows but when he would do commentary for shows like I ‚ô• the 80’s, he was hilarious! He is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; a stepdaughter, Aymilyon; a sister, Zinder; and his mother, Georgia.

Mangagement Rings?

When Chrissy from Love and Hip Hop proposed to Jim Jones, maybe she was on to something! When we see a man wearing a ring on his left hand, most would assume he’s married, but there’s a new “tradition” that American women are bringing to the table— a mangagement ring!

A mangagement ring is¬†given by a man’s his significant other and is¬†actually an engagement ring for guys! Mangagement rings are perfect for a woman who wants to turn the tables and pop the question to her man.

Amada Gizzi, spokesperson for the Jewelry Information Center, says “Engagement rings for men are a new concept here in the United States. Men and women both wear engagement rings in a lot of countries around the world. For the United States it has never been our tradition. Therefore, it is a foreign concept to most people.”

Jewelry industry insiders say they’re starting to see a lot more female clients doing the proposing! Gizzi adds, “The idea that the man will also wear an engagement ring gives relationships a new sense of equality. It is a pre-commitment, commitment from both the man and the woman.”

Some of these rings are more affordable than wedding bands. Of course, you can go as expensive and elaborate as you want, but the prices usually range from a couple hundred dollars to well, of course, to the sky’s the limit. Gizzi says the types of metals usually range from platinum and gold to stainless steel and tungsten. “Find one that fits his personality and style.”

What do you do on the big day when you’re¬†ready to exchange rings with a mangagement ring? Jewelers say it’s up the couple. You can add on another ring to the initial mangagement ring, keep it, upgrade, it’s all about your taste, style and budget.

This is quite interesting, I’m not a total traditionalist but I would NEVER ask a man to marry me. I might get a mangagement ring after HE proposes to me but not soon before. There are deeper issues regarding a relationship if you have to ask a man to marry you. Maybe he’s not that into to you…if he wants you to be his wife you’ll know. ūüėČ

Thoughts?

 

Black Friday Shoppers Spend, Spend, Spend!

Even though shoppers showed up in droves and spent a record amount of money over Black Friday weekend, it’s still too early to tell whether that holiday sales momentum will continue through Christmas, according to CNN Money.

The total spent over the four-day weekend, which now includes Thanksgiving, reached a record $52.4 billion, up 16% from $45 billion last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday. More shoppers showed up as well. A record 226 million consumers visited stores and shopped online between Thursday and Sunday, up from 212 million last year.

“It’s clearly a great start to the season but we still have five weeks until Christmas” said Sherif¬†Mityas, partner in the retail practice of A.T. Kearney, a New York-based consulting firm.

“The ability of retailers to keep up the momentum is the key,” Mityas added.¬†Between Thursday and Sunday, holiday shoppers shelled out a record $398.62 each. That’s the most since 2008 when shoppers coughed up $372.57 on average.

While people were overly excited about Black Friday deals, a West Virginia shopper who collapsed while at Target was ignored and walked over as he laid on the floor. Walter Vance, the 61-year-old pharmacist, who reportedly suffered from a prior heart condition, later died in the hospital, reports MSNBC.

There is no gaming system, TV, DVD or sweater that I would want so bad that I would walk over a person laying on the ground.¬†There was another story of a woman pepper spraying people in Wal-Mart to get an X-Box…really lady?!?!?! Also, I can only take an educated guess to assume that these shoppers are part of the 99% so….well, nevermind!

Look at this foolishness, SMH! I CANNOT!!!!

Kourtney Kardashian Is Expecting Baby #2

Kourtney Kardashian and longtime¬†boyfriend Scott Disick are expecting their second child.¬† The two have been together¬†for four years and will¬† soon be celebrating son Mason’s birthday as he¬†turns 2 on Dec. 14.

The 32-year old reality star and entrepreneur made the announcement on the cover of Us Weekly, saying she took a pregnancy test about five weeks ago. “Now I’m nine weeks along,” she said. “You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident.”

Kourtney just started a mommy blog, shooting videos that give tips and tricks to new mothers based on her time raising Mason.

Out of all of the gals, I like her the most. Best of luck! ūüôā

T.I. And Tiny: A Family Hustle Sneak Peek

My favorite¬†hip-hop couple¬†is back on tv and in¬†the sneak peek of T.I. & Tiny‘s new reality show, we see T.I. disciplining¬†his children¬†about calling themselves light skinned and not white and playing “booty tag” with girls, having a funny and romantic dinner with wife Tameka, fights at the club, and teaching his son how to perform.

¬†“I got 6 kids and my old lady depending on my hustle,” T.I. said in the sneak peek.¬† I can’t make 1 single mistake.¬† Family is priority #1.¬† Now that I’m back home, I’m gonna make sure we’re a bigger and better family than ever before.”

He adds: “The most important thing to me in the world: God, family, hustle, in that order.”

The show airs on Dec. 5 on VH1

Know A Fashionista? Give Her The Chanel Three Book Collectors Set

If you’re a lover of everything fashion and everything Chanel then this is just for you!

Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline have written a special edition of Chanel books. The slipcase is made of genuine black quilted leather and adorned with a metal Chanel logo exclusively for Assouline.  The slipcase houses three editions celebrating Chanel’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume. Each book is 80 pages with 60 images and the quilted slipcase measures 6.5 x 9.5. It retails for $750.00

You can purchase the Chanel three book set and slipcase on the Assouline website or find it at a store near you.  

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Ginger White Alleges 13-Year Affair With Herman Cain

An Atlanta business woman, Ginger White,  has come forth to allege that she had an 13 year affair with GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell sat down with Ginger White, who had a story to tell. ‚ÄúI’m not proud,‚ÄĚ White told Russell. ‚ÄúI didn’t want to come out with this. I did not.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIt was pretty simple,‚ÄĚ White said. ‚ÄúIt wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.‚ÄĚ

White says she met  Cain in the late 90s in Louisville, Kentucky, when as president of the National Restaurant Association, he made a presentation. She was impressed. She says they shared drinks afterwards and he invited her back to his hotel room. She stated during the next 13 years, he would fly her to cities where he was speaking and he lavished her with gifts. She says they often stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead and dined at The Four Seasons restaurant. She says he never harassed her, never treated her poorly, and was the same man you see on the campaign trail.

White ¬†planned on keeping the relationship a secret while Cain made his run for the White House until she and her family watched reports of different women who had accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment. She says she was not surprised by the allegations, but was bothered by the way Cain fought back, attacking the woman, including during an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. <== This right here makes me question her motives, so if there had been no allegations of sexual harassment she wouldn’t have come forward right?

Here is what Cain’s attorney said

Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace ‚Äď this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.

Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.

This is a mess, peep the interview below:

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