All hell has broken loose in the “Beyhive”! Why? Because some untouched photos of Queen Bey have surfaced of her looking less than flawless. The unretouched outtakes appear to be from Beyonce’s 2013 L’Oreal Feria and Infallible product campaign. The photos were originally posted by fansite The Beyonce World who has since removed them due to backlash from Beyonce fans.
Back in December, we told you that VH1 was adamant about not cancelling it’s show Sorority Sisters amid backlash about it’s unsavory depiction of greek life. After more negative press, the loss of several sponsors and 2 cast members being suspended from their sororities, the network has changed it’s tune. Although, VH1 has not made a formal announcement of the cancellation, their treatment of the final three episodes is indicative of the outcome.
Last week Jermaine Cole released his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, debuting at #1 on Billboard 200. In a time when it seems like nobody is actually purchasing music, J. Cole’s album sold over 375K in it’s first week with no promotion and no single in rotation on the radio. How did he manage that? Maybe because people need and want to hear his message. And what is his message? Love, positivity and authenticity. In an industry where those characteristics are few and far between, Cole is a breath of fresh air. Fresh, relatable, charming and smart, Cole is for the people; and the people can tell.
Chris Brown tore up the stage at last Sunday’s BET Awards during his first performance since being released from jail. The weekend that served as his musical resurgence also served as a coming out party of sorts for his girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Karreuche has been dabbling in modeling and hosting for some time now but recently it seems that the caliber of her endeavors has heightened. She hosted a few pre-awards events and attended a few more with Chris appearing to be
A couple of weeks ago when I heard that Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston walked out of a Publix grocery store with $32.72 worth of food he didn’t pay for I thought he had just made a mistake. As the story unfolded it was revealed that the Heisman Trophy winner was accused of stealing soda from a Burger King last summer. This behavior could be a result of some deep seeded issues or it could the guy is just broke. Outside of their scholarships, college athletes do not receive compensation from colleges or universities while those colleges and universities makes millions of dollars as a result
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 24 hours, I’m sure you’ve heard about the physical altercation involving Beyonce’s husband Jay Z and sister Solange in an elevator the night of the MET Gala earlier this month. You’ve probably watched the video as well so this post is not about what happened. This post is about the aftermath. I know that with celebrity and fame comes scrutiny and lack of privacy and those who seek it should prepare for what comes with it, but how do you prepare for your ENTIRE LIFE to become public property? Beyonce and Jay Z have never claimed to be perfect or to have perfect lives. In fact, as private as they are, their music pretty much confirms that they have problems like any other
Two years ago today George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin. As I’m sure you know, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman while walking down a suburban block on February 26, 2012. Celebrities and activists used their platforms to share their opinions about the circumstances surrounding Martin’s death and the eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman last summer. One of the most compelling films of 2013, in my opinion, was Fruitvale Station, the unfortunate story of Oscar Grant who was shot in the back
Celebrities are chosen as spokespersons for companies everyday, so the fact that Lancôme chose an actress as their new brand ambassador isn’t anything new. The fact that they chose a BLACK actress…now that’s a big deal. Why? She is the fourth Academy Award winning actress to be a part of the Lancôme brand but the first ever black ambassador.
According to Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International, the company’s decision to choose Lupita was because she is “talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity
First there was criticism stemming from Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm in next years Fantastic Four reboot because he’s black and the character has always been played by a white man. Now Quvenzhane Wallis is catching flack for being cast in the starring role in the remake of Annie scheduled to hit theaters later this year for the same reason. Why is this a topic of discussion in 2014? Listen,
I’m sure there are too many perks to count as a result of becoming a household name like Lupita Nyong’o has become seemingly overnight. But there is a downside. The sudden invasion of privacy and space can be overwhelming. In an interview last month with New York Magazine, Lupita shared her feelings on her quick rise to stardom. “I’ve been in a bubble. I haven’t been out much. I haven’t gotten used to being recognized…“There are so many highlights that are no longer highlights,” “I’m living a very swollen life.”
After a few appearances sans her engagement ring, the rumor mill started whirling and speculation began about the ending of Brandy’s engagement to Ryan Press. Did they call it off? Are they still together at all? Well Brandy says mind your business. The starlet is not talking about it and can you blame her? Couples go through ups and downs all the time. Who knows what’s going in their relationship or what their future holds but it’s definitely not good for the health of a relationship to air out every little detail as it happens. Sharing your happiness is one thing, airing your laundry is another. Wishing them the best…
Yesterday crooner Robin Thick and actress Paula Patton announced their split after 8 years of marriage and 20 years together. Most of their relationship was spent unmarried. Oprah and her beau Stedman Graham have been together for 27 years. They are not married and probably never will. Oprah has said in the past that adding the whole “wife thing” is too much. Of course that doesn’t apply to all relationships and all circumstances aren’t the same. Some couples
In the wake of video of NFL player Ray Rice allegedly knocking his fiancee unconscious, there has been a lot of chatter about justification for his actions. Some folks have attempted to justify Rice hitting his fiancee with the theory that the woman “probably” verbally provoked him or they equally took part in the physical fight therefore blaming her for the fact
On Saturday a jury in Jacksonville, Florida convicted Michael Dunn of attempted second-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis. Dunn shot and killed Davis after an altercation stemming from Davis and his friends playing loud music in their vehicle while at a gas station on November 23, 2012 . On Sunday, the parents and family of Jordan Davis celebrated what would have been his 19th birthday without him.