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 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,

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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can't Wait To See...

And that's all imma say about it!! This picture is worth a thousand words!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

To My Single Sisters

This was a message that was sent from my friend Karen who has just become Mrs. Karen Kirkland on 10/17/09. She was so excited and so in love at her beautiful wedding that myself and a lot of our girlfriends attended yesterday.

Its so bananas that she's the 1st one married out of our crew because she's was sooo anti-marriage due to previous relationships. But I immediately knew that once she introduced me to her now husband, he was it for her!!

He is an absolutely wonderful man and treats her and her son like they are his entire world! And the bonus is he treats her entire family and friends the same way because she knows how she feels about them. You do NOT find that often!!

Well even though it was her special day, later after all the beautiful and lovely festivities took place...she was sweet and considerate enough to send this email to all her " Single Girlfriends ". She also sent me a personal email that I admit brought me to tears!! Just thinking about it makes me tear up!! Lol

Maybe one day I will post the email she sent to me....? But for all the single ladies out there this is for you, this is for me, this is for us!! Please read and feel what she is saying!!


Be Blessed Beautiful Virtuous Women...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Usher's New Single "Papers"

Via- Rap-Up.Com

The divorce documents have been filed and now Usher is singing all about his separation from ex-wife Tameka Foster on "Papers," the first offering from his sixth studio album, due in December.

The R&B superstar doesn't hold back on the Sean Garrett-penned track, crooning, "For you I gave my heart and turned my back against the world/ 'Cause you were my girl, girl, girl/ I done damn near lost my mama/ I done been through so much drama/ I done turned into the man that I never thought I'd be/ I'm ready to sign them papers."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ugggggh My Shopping Habits

So a lot of good finds for my eyes! I've been in a new mind frame that's just been out of this world! Work school business and just a new out look on life.

I'm in a great place in my life right now and it feels great! Still looking for a crib to place my great fashion finds, but it'll come in due time!