Friday, July 22, 2016

SERENA WILLIAMS COVERS WALL STREET JOURNAL MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST ISSUE

Tennis champ Serena Williams is on the cover of Wall Street Journal magazine’s latest issue as the star talks about everything from what she’d have been doing if she wasn’t a tennis champ (married and having kids), to her projects outside of tennis. She also talks about what it was like to feature on Beyonce’s “Sorry” and how she had to keep it a secret for months, even her coach didn’t know. Head over to WSJ for more on the feature.

WILLOW SMITH MODELS CHANEL

WILLOW SMITH DAUGHTER OF JADA AND WILL SMITH MODELS CHANEL AND RELEASED PICTURES OF HER FIRST CAMPAIGN. EXECUTIVES AT CHANEL LOVE WORKING WITH WILLOW SMITH BECAUSE SHE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF HER GENERATIONS SPIRIT.

OUT AND ABOUT

TISHA CAMPBELL MARTIN AND HUSBAND DAUNE MARTIN AND SONS XEN AND YOUNGEST SON EZEKIEL. TICHINA ARNOLD AND HER MINI ME ALIJAH SPIKE LEE, WIFE TANYA AND SON JACKSON. KIMORA LEE SIMMONS AND HER BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN - WOLFE, AOKI, 13, MING LEE, 16, AND KENZO. AOKI AND MING MODEL THIER MOTHERS KLS RESORT 2017 COLLECTION. AOKI I SO LOVE THE FIRST FAMILY KEVIN HART AND HIS BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN HENDRIX AND HEAVEN. SNOOP DOGG'S DAUGHTER CORI IS AN ASPIRING SINGER.

QUEEN SUGAR TRAILER

Queen Sugar This looks beautiful, and emotional, and many other very positive adjectives. Queen Sugar is a sprawling family drama set on a sugarcane farm in the Deep South, and this first full trailer shows just how big it's going to be, filling its world with strong and struggling characters. Oprah executive produces, and Ava DuVernay, who also executive produces, directed the first two episodes. The series starts September 6th.

Friday, July 15, 2016

SUMMERTIME

BEAR WITH ME AS I MAKE SOME TRANSITIONS. SUMMER IS UPON US AND WILL SOON BE OVER. THERE IS NO SUMMER WITHOUT THE BEACH. I'VE MADE ONE VISIT TO REHOBOTH BEACH AND AM PLANNING ANOTHER TRIP SOON. I WILL POST MORE THAT'S MY ULTIMATE GOAL SO AGAIN BEAR WITH ME AS I PUT BLOGGING BACK ON THE SCHEDULE.

NO ONE IS PERFECT

IDRIS ELBA'S INTERVIEW COVER STORY

Interviewed by actor and filmmaker, Jon Favreau for the magazine feature, Elba reflects on his career in television and working on The Wire. Elba explains, “Television is where I cut my teeth. One of my first jobs was in a soap opera, five days a week. And what I found is, although there are different directors coming in and different crews, you just lived in your character. It’s the nature of the story, the ongoing story, and it can get deeper and deeper.” Elba talks about his breakout role as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell on The Wire, sharing, “I had moved to America a few years earlier. I had to get a job. And this character came about, and I jumped straight in. And it was like, ‘Today we’re doing this scene in this part of this story line in this part of this world.'” Discussing the difference between television shows and films, Elba says, “You don’t have the luxury like you do in films to do one scene per day. But what kept the quality control up was that the writing was so phenomenal. The guest director could just drop into the world, those characters and their environments, and start filming, because it was sewn into us. That was our world.” Read more on InterviewMagazine.com.

Friday, May 6, 2016

HAPPY CUPCAKE DAY

DON'T CONFUSE YOUR PATH

ERYKAH BADU FADER MAGAZINE

ERYKAH IS SEEN WITH HER DAUGHTER PUMA Music Sports Politics ALL Erykah Badu Erykah Badu Covers FADER Magazine’s Producers Issue News » by Maurice Garland Apr 20 2016, Erykah Badu is gracing this months cover of FADER magazine which is also doubling as their annual Producers Issue. The 45-year old Dallas representer is seen laying in a bed of pillows, seemingly camouflaged by white sheets and a white dress. Her large afro sits atop her relaxed face and hazel eyes gazing into the lens. This is Badu’s second time covering the magazine. - See more at: http://hiphopwired.com/2016/04/20/erykah-badu-covers-fader-magazines-producers-issue/#sthash.U0WQzUcF.dpuf THE MAY ISSUE OF FADER COMES OUT MAY 10.

RAINY DAYS

I SOMETIMES LOVE A RAINY DAY WHEN I'M AT HOME IN THE BED OR ON THE LOVESEAT WATCHING A GOOD MOVIE WHILE THE RAIN FALLS DOWN OUTSIDE MY WINDOW. BUT ALMOST A WHOLE WEEK OF RAIN AND GOING BACK AND FORTH TO WORK IN THIS COLD CLOUDY WEATHER IN MAY CAN PUT A DAMPER ON YOUR SPIRITS. SO RIGHT NOW I'M ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THE SUN TO COME OUT.

JANET JACKSON - DAMMN BABY

JANET JACKSON DROPS NEW VIDEO DAMMN BABY. THIS SONG IS FROM HER UNBREAKABLE ALBUM AVAILABLE ON I TUNES AND IN STORES. IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT JANET JACKSON IS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD AT AGE 49.

Friday, March 25, 2016

LOVING FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA I FEEL LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE VIRAL VIDEO UPON HEARING THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE AND SHE CRIED BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT HE WOULD LIVE THERE FOREVER. I TOO WILL SHED A TEAR OR TWO AS WELL. AS MUCH AS I LOVE PRESIDENT OBAMA I REALLY LOVE THE FIRST LADY. SHE'S A MOM, LAWYER, DAUGHTER, PRESDENT'S WIFE, AND A CHAMPION FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE. I'M HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THEY WILL STILL LIVE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL FOR TWO MORE YEARS. I HAVE HIGH HOPES OF RUNNING INTO HER IN TARGET (SHE LOVES THAT STORE) MAYBE.

BEAUTY

DRAGONFRUIT VODKA TONIC

Dragonfruit Vodka Tonic We brought the fixings for these to finish off a long Friday at the studio. The dragonfruit steeped all day in the vodka, resulting in that wow super fruit color and flavor. 1 oz dried dragonfruit 2 cups vodka For each drink: Plenty of ice cubes 2 ounces dragonfruit vodka 2 ounces tonic water 2-4 ounces sparkling water (or plain/grape kombucha!) lemon slices Combine the dragonfruit and vodka in a jar and allow to infuse for a couple of hours, or overnight if you have the time. When you're ready to mix drinks, strain the vodka to remove the slices and any solids. Combine 2 ounces dragonfruit vodka, 2 ounces tonic water, and 2 ounces sparkling water (or kombucha) in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lots of ice - you can double or triple the amount depending on how many drinks you'd like. Shake well, taste and add more sparkling water if you like, then pour into ice cube filled glasses, each with a thin slice of lemon. Refrigerate remaining vodka.