Upscale Magazine snatched up Taraji P. Henson for their April 2014 issue. In the issue seasoned vet talks about being black in Hollywood, love and what’s next for her. The Academy Award nominated actress shared a few flicks from the shoot via Instagram. Check out more pics below and pick up the April 2014 issue of Upscale for the full spread.
Yesterday Epic Records announced that they will be releasing a new Michael Jackson. The new album titled “XSCAPE” will be released on May 13th and will include eight new songs. Chairman and CEO of Epic Records, L.A. Reid, was granted access to four decades of the material from the King of Pop, will serve as the album’s executive producer. He teamed up with producer to “contemporize” the songs. Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins are among the producers pegged for the album. A Deluxe Edition of the album will include the recordings in their original form. While Epic Records says that Reid
Michael B. Jordan had a breakout year in 2013 and it looks like he’s not stopping anytime soon. How he makes times to still give back is a mystery. But as they say, to whom much is given, much is required. As a part of his role as an ambassador and mentor for Sprite Films, Michael will meet and offer advice to the finalists in Sprite’s National Film Competition. With a career spanning over twelve years (a lot of which were during his teenage years), he seems like a perfect fit
Caption This! So Swizz Beats and wife Alicia Keys are smooching on the beach. Cool…but who is the other woman is the photo you ask. Swiss’ ex-wife Mashonda. If you recall, Mashonda accused Swizz of cheating on her with Alicia during their marriage…allegations that Swizz and Alicia indirectly refutted. There was a lot of drama following their divorce and his new marriage to Alicia but its seems that they have all let bygones be bygones for the sake of their children. That’s a mature move for everyone involved but does that mean Mashonda has to bare witness their PDA? According to Necole Bitchie, they all ended up
After a lot of bitching and moaning from Kris Jenner and Kanye West about Kim Kardashian being featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, the fashion mag seems to have finally caved. Kim and Kanye are on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Vogue. The spread also includes their uber cute daughter North West.
Kim is ecstatic to finally be featured on the cover but Vogue loyals…not so much. Folks have been expressing their dismay about the cover saying that featuring Kim and Kanye goes against the “class and high style” that Vogue represents. Ann Wintour released a statement addressing the backlash
That Lupita reign just won’t let up!
In the wake of her recent Oscar win, Lupita Nyong’o is keeping the train moving. She is rumored to be the star of the film adaptation of Nigerian author/feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book Americanah. Americah is the story of a Nigerian immigrant woman who came to the United States on a college scholarship. Lupita wrote a letter to Adichie
Although they are not what some may deem a “traditional” family, T.I. and Tiny have shown the world that that doesn’t really matter. Through their VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, they refute the long standing idea that blended families rarely work. Notwithstanding being a positive image of a black family, the fact that they are being compared to The Cosby Show family, the Huxtables, has some people in an uproar. Here’s the problem
Chris Brown was in court yesterday after being jailed as a result of being thrown out of rehab last Friday. Rehab was a requirement of the judge pending trial relating to the criminal charges against him in DC. Chris violated several rules at the rehab and the facility had had enough. Unfortunately for Chris, it looks like the judge has also had enough.
Have you seen Nicki Minaj lately? Maybe you have but just didn’t recognize her. For the last month or so Nicki Minaj has been looking more Onika and less Barbie. I’ve always thought she was a beautiful woman underneath the colorful wigs and make-up but you rarely got to see the REAL her. I think she should keep this look for awhile. It could definitely send a message to her millions of followers
Beyonce, Jennifer Garner and a hand full of celeb women have a message for girls everywhere. You are not “bossy”, you are a leader. They have joined the campaign to “Ban Bossy” with the hope that doing away with the word will also cast away the fear of being called bossy when speaking up. Their mission is to encourage girls to be leaders and not to allow the fear of being labeled to silence their voices.
Rumors of Jay Z saying no to his Watch The Throne homie’s request to serve as best man at his wedding to Kim Kardashian have been circling the web all weekend. According to Perez Hilton, it’s because of the possibility of the wedding being filmed by E!. Infamously known for keeping their personal lives private, Jay Z and Beyonce are not willing to risk being filmed and featured on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production of Fast & Furious 7 will resume next month. Production had been halted after the sudden death of it’s star, actor Paul Walker late last year. Rumors of Paul’s character being retired have not been confirmed so it’s unknown if
Sam Jones for Off Camera sat down with actor Michael B. Jordan in a in-depth interview where they discussed everything from Michael’s first significant role on The Wire to his first leading role in Fruitvale Station and everything in between. During the one-on-one conversation Michael shared the advice he received from Forest Whitaker, some acting tricks he’s learned along the way, his decision to use his platform to open dialogue on race in 2014 and more. The interview is almost an hour long but worth every moment. Check it out below.
Looks like Jay Z and his homie Kanye West are collaborating again. Kanye’s creative agency named after his mom, Donda (West), is joining Roc Nation. Global Grind reports that the deal will include several aspects of Kanye’s brands including recording, press and tour ventures. The artistry behind the YEEZUS campaign, as well as parts of the Watch the Throne tour were credited to DONDA. The past Carter/West collaborations were very successful and we don’t expect this one to be any different.