Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Under Construction

Hey everyone its been awhile since I've posted some new stuff up. Its been very hectic the last few months between work school and other projects that I have been working on.

A lot of changes have happened in my life lately. Some bad, but most good! I am happy to say that life has been treating me very well!! I'm the happiest and free that I've been in a long time! I'm definitely comfortable in my own skin 100%!

Although I'd love to give all my fam the full details its just some things you need to keep under wrap until its time to disclose them. But be patient because I guarantee it'll be worth the wait!!

Until next time, stay positive, productive, and blessed!! Smooches!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beautiful Family

I absolutely LOVE both of these actors! Every since seeing them on the tv series of Soul Food they've been 2 of my favorite in not just "Black Hollywood", but Hollywood period.

They make a beautiful couple and as you can see make beautiful babies too!;o).

Mickey Mouse

I am a huge fan of art! A lot of people may not know this about me, but the ones that do its because they actually take the time to really get to know me and/or have the same interests as me. I've always been a fan of being different and not following the crowd. And that's in all aspects of life.

Came across these pictures and thought they were hot! What a fly way to turn a national childhood figure into something totally different than what he's known for? Tell me what yall think?

Nu Pop Movement Watch Launch

Music mogul Jermaine Dupri launched his new line of affordable watches at WISH in Atlanta and celebrity photographer Prince WIlliams of ATLPics.net was there to capture all the excitement.

Other celebs in the house included R&B Diva Monica, rapper Big Boi, former America's Top Model finalist Eva tha Diva and her fiancee actor Lance Gross, socialite Teyana Taylor , and socialite Sarah Chapman (1 of 3 of Diddy's babymamas).

The line of affordable watches called Nu Pop Movement range in price from $95 to $145. Hmmm pricing isn't too bad at all. So what do ya'll think about JD's new watch line?

Shaunie Oneal Signing Those Papers

The petition, citing irreconcilable differences as grounds for the split, was entered in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeking spousal support for Shaunie O'Neal and custody of the couple's four children, who range in age from three to nine years-old.

Celebrity news website TMZ.com said the O'Neal family had been living in Florida. But Shaunie O'Neal recently pulled the children out of school in that state and moved with them back to Los Angeles, where courts tend to be more generous in awarding child and spousal support, TMZ reported.

Shaquille O'Neal previously filed for divorce in 2007, but the couple was reported to have reconciled. They were married in December 2002.

Mrs O'Neal's petition this week lists the date of their latest separation as Monday and says she intends to amend her filing to seek a divorce.

The 7-foot 1-inch athlete, widely known as "Shaq," began his pro career with the Orlando Magic and later helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships, in 2000, 2001 and 2002, before he was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004.

After winning a fourth championship in Miami in 2006, Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns, then traded again during the latest off-season to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he now is playing alongside LeBron James.

The 15-time All-Star center and future Hall of Famer also has developed a successful media career, currently starring in an ABC television reality show called "Shaq Vs.," in which he competes against athletes in other sports.

To think he was creeping with another NBA players fiancée and mother of his children?! Goes to show you can have all the $$$ in the world but it still won't make you happy or satisfied. My heart goes out to Gilbert Arenas as well as Shaunie and the 7 kids who are in the middle of this whole mess.

I will admit, Shaunie was smart as hell filing in California! That was a smart bish move!! And the "Leaking" of the emails between Shaq and Laura Govan (Gilbert Arenas fiancée and mother to his 2 kids one on the way) was like icing on the cake!!

This whole situation is just sad and despicable! Shaunie has always been a sweet business minded woman who made her own way and wasn't just considered and "NBA Wife". I just pray everything is over and done with as soon as possible!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween From The Obama Family

POTUS and FLOTUS greet some of the 2,600 children and adults invited to trick-or-treat at the White House for Halloween. Highlights: FLOTUS as Cat Woman, Gibbs as Darth Vader, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as Goofy.

The north front of the White House was tinted orange and bedecked for Halloween as children began filing in, we're told at 5 p.m. The pool was escorted up at about 6:15 p.m. Among the sights and sounds: Three giant pumpkins, each weighing about 1,000 pounds (grown in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin). "Skeleton" brass players and kettle drummers in black leotards. Red and yellow butterflies inside giant bubbles. Two giant orange and black eyes peering out from first-floor windows. A giant black spider and cobwebs hanging over the North Portico. Walking "trees" on stilts. Star Wars and other characters handing out candy. Hundreds of pumpkins and a few scarecrows. A "scuba diver" replete with bubbles. And much more. Most of the characters came from theatrical groups, including the Red Moon Theater in Chicago and D.C. companies.

POTUS, FLOTUS and First Grandmother Marian Robinson, all smiling broadly, handed out treats for about 30 minutes from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on the front steps. First, the treats: White House M&Ms, a sweet dough butter cookie from the White House pastry shop and, of course, some dried fruit (cherries, apricots, pears, apples and papayas). POTUS was in casual slacks, checked shirt and black sweater. FLOTUS, more in the spirit, had an orange-and-black leopard-type top and cat ears (the Cat Woman), black eye shadow, her hair in a bun and lots of gold bracelets on one arm. The three of them were continuously handed fresh baskets of the wrapped-in-plastic treats to dole out by staff in chef's hats. Children and parents who arrived earlier or later didn't get their treats from the First Family, but from other characters.

The children, ages 6 to 14 (but some obviously with younger brothers and sisters), came from 11 area schools -- five in the District, three in Maryland and three in Virginia (see list below) -- all chosen by the Department of Education. There were supposed to be about 2,000 children. Final count, according to First Lady's staff, was 2,600 children and adults. At one point, a toddler in his father's arms burst into tears upon seeing the president. Most of those exiting the line said the president simply said "Happy Halloween" as they passed. The event was run by the National Park Foundation, which provided each child with a Junior Ranger activity book..

Then, inside: A couple hundred military families, chosen by each service, and White House staffers and their children roamed the first floor of the White House as an old-fashioned turntable played albums -- yes, albums. POTUS and FLOTUS came into the East Room at 7:12 p.m. to greet some of them personally. Included: Robert Gibbs dressed as Darth Vader, with son Ethan; Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, dressed as Goofy (the president jokingly asked cameras not to take her photo). The First Couple handed out the same treats that went to those passing by outside; at one point the president squatted down to talk to some of the children, seated on the floor.

As the pool was being ushered out, the president spoke briefly. He told the military families "We are so grateful to you," especially those who are separated from family members. He thanked staffers and their children, at which point FLOTUS piped in, "They're so cute!"

"They're adorable," POTUS said, "as is, by the way, my wife -- a very nice-looking Cat Woman."

The president told everyone to enjoy the party and the characters but warned, "Some of them are pretty big and scary." He noted that younger daughter Sasha "doesn't like big furry things." (Neither Obama offspring was seen, but we're told they were there.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Expecting a Chris Brown Backlash?

There was no such thing at the Powerhouse '09 concert Tuesday night at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. Brown's first public performance in nearly a year was met by a very enthusiastic response from the approximately 9,000 in the audience, composed of mostly young females.

While Brown did appear contrite — more on that in a bit — he did seem more intent on delivering the poppy R&B jams and sexy ballads he's known for.

Sometimes the sexy part became blatant. When Brown and two male backup dancers performed "Take You Down," the trio, while lying face down, delivered a series of pelvic thrusts to the stage to the crowd's delight. Brown also took off his shirt for good measure during the song.

Brown did not directly address the audience for much of his performance except for a moment toward the end of his show-closing set.

"Despite my past and stuff like that, I appreciate y'all," Brown said. "I'm going to change and be a better man."

Brown made headlines in February when he assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna. The Powerhouse (New York City's 105.1) concert also featured sets by The Dream, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson Day26 and Fabolous.

Brown is set to perform a show Dec. 9 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville as part of his Fan Appreciation Tour. Tickets for the Starland show go on sale noon, Saturday.

Nicki Minaj 'Best Female Rapper Alive?

Internet phenom turned mix tape king Drizzy Drake has bestowed a pretty big honor on Queens rapper Nicki Minaj: Best Female Rapper Alive.

While watching Minaj freestyle during this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, Drizzy took to Twitter to make the announcement. "EVERYBODY JUST GOT ATE!!!!" He wrote. "@NICKIMINAJ is the best female rapper alive."

As one of the only female rappers in the prerecorded freestyle cipher that aired during the show, the Harajuku Barbie more than held her against her male counterparts, Joe Budden, Buckshot and Crown Royal.

"Call me Dracula 'cause all I do is count tricks/ Your money mini and I ain't talking 'bout the mouse trick/ these girls running like I just threw the bouquet/ they know I'm headed to the top like a toupee," Minaj spit. "Now all the bums is wondering where I bees at/ you ain't a Barbie, it's none of your freakin' beeswax!"

Despite not yet having albums out, these Young Money Crew members are quickly making a name for themselves outside of their affiliation with their boss Lil Wayne. This summer Minaj and Drake performed on the 'America's Most Wanted Tour' alongside Wayne and Soulja Boy Tell 'Em.

Minaj's is prepping her forthcoming debut but if you can't wait that long, be sure to check out her mix tape 'Beam Me Up Scotty.'

Hollywood’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Take heed golddiggers, so I did a poll amognst friends and we have found Hollywood's Ten Most Eligible Bachelors. It took some time but here they are! Yeezy, Hosea Chanchez, Terrell Owens and Jamie Foxx are among the handsome bunch.

Bachelors: (In no specific order)
Idris Elba
Hill Harper
Adam Rodriguez
Terrell Owens
Hosea Chanchez
Jamie Foxx
Brandon T Jackson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Young Jeezy
Trey Songz
Shia Laebouf
Brody Jenner

Hmmmm a very interesting list here. A lot of sexiness, fashion, talent, and not to mention money on this list!! But there are plenty more men who are missing.....drop me a line and let me know who you feel is missing?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BET Introduces: Buppies

Tatyana Ali stars in "Buppies," a new web series that takes you inside the world of young, Black, urban professionals and their conflicts.

Ali is Quinci, a young woman struggling with the recent loss of her father and with getting dumped by her boyfriend. As her birthday approaches, she realizes that her friends are her only family left, but that family comes with a load of personal issues. Quinci and her dysfunctional circle will experience the ups and downs of being a part of L.A.'s young Black power elite.

"Buppies," according to Tatyana, "touches on Black Hollywood and has a little bit of a "Sex and the City" and "Entourage" vibe. It's about the characters, both women and men, figuring out who they are."

"Buppies" launches November 3 on BET.com/buppies with new webisodes Tuesdays at 3 PM.

Hmmmmmm.....? Bet I don't know about your programming these days? We shall see what this new show does.

Delonte West’s Wife Files D. V Report

For Delonte West, it has been an offseason from hell. And things aren't getting any better for the troubled shooting guard; the situation is worsening as the start of the regular season looms.

According to 19 Action News, a Cleveland television station, Delonte got into it with his wife over the weekend, resulting in a domestic violence report getting filed:

The two reportedly fought at their apartment when Delonte tried to take her wedding ring off. Mrs. West left their home and headed to Cleveland Hopkin's International Airport, where she filed a domestic violence report. Cleveland Police tell 19 Action News there were no signs of abuse or injury. Mrs. West then got on her flight and flew out of Cleveland.

Tad Carper, Vice President of Communciatons with the Cleveland Cavaliers tells 19 Action News "the team was contacted and is aware of the situation but declined any further comment."

Undoubtedly, there will be more to this story in the coming days.

Delonte was arrested on gun possession charges last month, he's missed team practices without permission, and now there's this incident.

It's unfortunate, but at some point (sooner rather than later), Danny Ferry and company are going to have to make some very tough business decisions — assuming they haven't already.

Monica’s New BET Show “Still Standing”

With the new release of her highly anticipated drama free reality show debuting tonight on BET at 10/9c,  Monica will stand for more than just the celebrity.

The singer, the mother… Monica will stand for strength. Monica has voiced her views on the new show by saying: "The  reality of our generation is that they don't rely on faith and that was something that I was brought up on to believe and is the key to success, it was the key to living life.  It was the key to making it through different test and trials…I'm bringing back to television that it's ok to trust in God, it's ok to be prayerful.  It's ok to believe in something because if you don't, you stand for nothing.  So I'm saying it on a regular basis and hoping that younger people get that from the show."

Opening up her heart and soul to viewers at the same time displaying her many facets will be no easy fete yet the excitement is encouraging.  With the release of an album & TV show Monica shares,

"I'm excited about the album, it's title Still Standing, two words put together signify strength. When you bind them together and have people that love you and you have the strength behind you as well. And that's what Still Standing represents."

Tune into BET for the premiere of Monica: Still Standing this Tuesday October 27, 2009 10/9C.

FYI: For all new followers and those who have been following my blog from the beginning, this song is why I made my blog and named it Still Standing. I was going through a lot of hurt, pain, stress, loss, disappointments, let downs, and betrayals. I didn't know which way to go or who to trust?!? But when I heard this song it hit HARD and STUCK! Until this day it is my motivation in life.

Monica is one of my all time favorite singers and her songs have always hit home for me! I so appreciate her for being her at all times!! From the time she was 13 starting in the business until now!! She is DEF STILL STANDING!

The Phantom

So I started some early christmas shopping and saw a few things I liked or knew people I'm getting gifts for would like. I have a lot of male family members and this is a great idea. Tell me what you think....?

The Phantom, our tactical chronograph, was created in cooperation with some of the nation's leading military and law enforcement trainers, Special Forces members, and Green Berets.  Its name highlights the fact that it features a black stainless steel case and matching black stainless steel bracelet.  As such, it is not only optimally disguised among the black tactical equipment and clothes worn by these professionals, it is also the most recognizable Kobold watch when worn with civilian clothes.

The Phantom's case was milled from a solid block of surgical stainless steel and then coated black using three layers of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) technology to ensure a deep black color and scratch resistance. The coating of the case is so well-applied that the Phantom is actually more scratch resistant than our non-PVD stainless steel Soarway case.  Its unidirectional rotating bezel features a count-down minute scale -for use in forceful entry and other tactical scenarios- that is easily operated while wearing tactical gloves.  On special request and at no additional charge, the bezel can also be ordered with a count-up minute scale (for pilots or divers).  Its crown and screw-down push pieces were also designed for easy use with gloves.  For sharpshooters and snipers who use seconds as their primary time reference, the chronograph hands are red-lacquered to ensure optimum legibility.

The Phantom Tactical Chronograph comes on a black PVD-coated Soarway bracelet.  The bracelet is screw-locked preventing the watch from being torn off the wrist in the event of a strong impact or hostile struggle. The Phantom arrives in a Kobold collector's box, designed to hold three timepieces.

Retailed Value at $5250.

Wooo weeee! With this price tag there is only ONE man in my life that I'd even consider getting this for!! Lol and seeing as he got a Cartier Watch from me, he may be getting something else this year:o) Hey its a recession baby!!! Hahaha

Monday, October 26, 2009

No Excuses With Master P

His slew-footed 2006 reality TV debut on Dancing With The Stars didn't go over so well, but Master P has high hopes for his return to the tube in the VH1 special No Excuses with Master P.

No Excuses, a half-hour special premiering Monday, Oct. 26 @ 10:30PM, features P — whose real name is Percy Miller — trying to help a former gang member turn his life around through his philosophy of "work hard and never make excuses."

"People think that the only thing that sells on TV is sex or people showing off their lifestyle or what not, but people want to think, too. They want to be educated," he explains. "My goal is to touch people. To show others what someone had to go through to change their life so that maybe someone watching can do the same."

Okay I'm interested to see ho the season plays out! I will admit Master P is one of the most successful business men that has came from the rap game and expanded beyond just being a rapper/record ceo. I commend him for always giving back to the community and always remaining humble and respectful.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

5 Must Have Winter Accessories for 2009

3.    Chain handle bag is an ultimate "IT" bag this winter.  So classy and sophisticated! You can wear it to an office or an evening out. In any case it will do the job of taking you one level up!

4.   Cinch belt. A cinched in waist is the best way to flatter your figure. There are so many ways of wearing it that you might need a few. Wear it over a coat, blazer, cardigan, sweater dress, vest, high waist pants or a skirt. I'm telling you, you will soon be addicted!

5.    Add a jolt of color to your winter wardrobe by wearing a colorful scarf. It's cozy, warm and definitely practical on those chilly days.

1.    Purple leather gloves- Purple is so big this fall and winter. The fabulous hues of purple won't lose their popularity any time soon. So treat yourself to some luxurious gloves and expand your winter wardrobe.

2.    Chunky heel boots are one of the main winter essentials. They will help you stay stylish regardless of the weather outside. Chunky heels are super comfy and safe when walking in the snow.

Lincoln Heights

Okay so I will admit that this show is one of my guilty pleasures!! I absolutely love this show! It also features a new R&B star by the name of Mishon.

He is signed to Interscope Records and has been heating up the charts with his 1st single titled "Just A Kiss". If you haven't heard this song, then you've been under a rock.

All new episodes of "Lincoln Heights" start Monday, October 26th 8pm (ET) on ABC Family. In the latest episode the aspiring musician Tay enters a contested held by the chart topping R&B singer Trey Songz.

Be sure to check it out!! It may just become one of your guilty pleasures.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

She By Sheree

Hmmmmm I don't know if I'm feeling this line??? Some of it is ok and some is like wtf?!? Everyone isn't meant to be a designer. But we will see what her line does??From Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield has finally pacified our curiosity with the infamous clothing line we have been eagerly anticipating since the season premiere of the show. Sheree Whitfield launched her clothing line, She by Sheree in Atlanta based on "Paris vogue and Atlanta chic, merging the classy chic of the fifties with the power and sophistication of the twenty-first century."

Arriving by white horse and carriage with Atlanta's Hip Hop elite, music producer Vawn, The W Hotel Perimeter flashed with paparrazi, and Bravo TV cameras to capture the reality celebutante. Sheree's entrance proved for a bold show filled with Deep royal purple, satin, and sophistication rule the line with high waist pencil skirts, evening wear, and urban couture for the "on-the-go" diva. It's a line of extremely wearable pieces, and its no surprise. Each piece in Sheree's line is tailored specifically for the client, and can be seen on her website soon to launch website, www.shebysheree.com.

Sheree was joined by music sensations Jazze Phae, Bobby Valentino, and Angie Stone; actors Kaira Aki and Chrystale Wilson; Editor In Chief to Sister to Sister Magazine Jamie Foster Brown, and all of her cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta including Dwight Eubanks.