Friday, January 28, 2011
SHAYNE AND BIG SISTER BRIA
SHAYNE, NICOLE AND BRIA MURPHY
NICOLE, BRIA, EDDIE AND SHAYNE MURPHY
EDDIE MURPHY'S DAUGHTER BRIA MURPHY RECENTLY BECAME THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR DARK AND LOVELY. SHE IS THE FACE OF DARK AND LOVELY'S LATEST PRODUCT INNOVATION DARK AND LOVELY HEALTHY GLOSS 5 SYSTEM. SHE WILL BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING TELEVISION AND PRING CAMPAIGNS PROMOTING THE NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH AND IN STORE MERCHANDISING AS WELL AS HOSTING BRANDED CONSUMER EVENTS.
TWO YEAR OLD YOLANDA RENEE KING STOOD AT THE CRYPT OF HER GRANDPARENTS SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND CORETTA SCOTT KING DURING A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KING HOLIDAY IN ATLANTA GEORGIA.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
2010 IS LONG GONE AND A NEW YEAR HAS ARRIVED. I HAVE RESOLUTIONS THAT COULD FILL A BOOK. AS I MAKE MY LIST MY GOAL IS TO DO SO WITH THE INTENTION OF ACCOMPLISHING MOST OF THE THINGS THAT I SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH (THINGS TO DO, BUCKET LIST ETC.) IN THE END ALL I ASK IS FOR PROSPERITY, LOVE, FAITH AND GOOD HEALTH.
I have a new look for the new year folks…
Let me introduce you to Kim COILS!
I just cut all the braids out of my head and I feel free, breezy and I admit a tad bit scared, but I took the leap anyway. I have been wanting to for a while. But I ’aint gonna lie, I bought a wig just in case!
I’ve been consistently in micro-braids with human hair extensions since 1991. I did have a couple of detours into a short coily ’do with my own hair. Once, after our Christmas hiatus, I came to work at Living Single with cute little twists. My castmates cheered. The producers freaked. My braider re-attached my hair before taping resumed the next week! The other time was right after Living Single ended and I wanted to shed Synclaire. I lasted 3 weeks without my hair. How can I ever leave Synclaire behind? Woo Woo Woo! Prior to that, I had weaves and prior to that relaxer since High School.
I have been secretly thinking about making a change for about a year, but I was not ready to be fully natural using only my own hair partly because I did not know what products to use. Then, YOU TUBE changed my life forever. There are amazing videos that gave me the courage and the product knowlwdge to take the leap to become completely authentic… minus color of course. No, I ‘aint rockin’ gray and kinky at the same time! I turn 49 on January 11 2010. GRAY,I tell ya!What this new look is really all about is a personal journey. I want to show the outer manifestation of the inner work that I have been doing. I am letting go of a lot of things that don’t serve me anymore and hair that doesn’t grow from my head is just a beginning. Chile, will discuss my excess weight on another date!
I have always been a “what-you-see-is -what-you-get” kind of girl, so why not show more REAL me than ever before. I am shifting in other areas of my life and this is not about dissatisfaction but more about an authentic
By the way, this is not a political statement, although I am indeed proud of my heritage. I am not planning to enter into the many debates over hair. Nor will I be pushing others to take the steps that I am taking. Do YOU! I think that you get to chose your kind of beauty. However, I do encourage all of us to be honest with ourselves as to why we make the choices that we do. I feel that we must pay attention to the choices we make in relation to ourselves, our mates, our money, our health and our hair if that applies too.
I am fully aware that I chose to add hair to my head because:
a. It was easy and I am lazy in that department.
b. As a little girl, I always wanted long, luxurious, bouncy hair just like the girls in magazines and shampoo commercials. Shoot, I wanted that a big girl too!
c. As an actress, I knew there was a certain look that was “acceptable”for me to get hired for the roles I was playing on TV.
d. The styling routine on a set can wreak havoc on your own hair. When extensions were fried, I cut ‘em and tossed’em away.
e. Damn it, it was the 90’s and I thought I looked cute!
Now I look cute like this. In fact, I feel beautiful and truly it is about what is inside your soul that makes you beautiful.
Thanks for letting me share this journey with you. If you are kinky,curly, coily wavy,nappy or straight and can relate… let me know.
Let’s all be beautiful inside and out!
Love and Laughter,
I'VE LEARNED THAT LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES GOOD AND BAD
I'VE LEARNED THAT LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL BUT IT CAN ALSO BE VERY UNKIND
I'VE LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OFHOLDING YOUR HEAD HIGH NO MATTER WHAT COMES YOUR WAY
I'VE LEARNED THAT LIFE IS A JOURNEY AND POSITIVE OUTLOOK IS DEFINATELY BETTER THAN A NEGATIVE OUTLOOK
I'VE LEARNED THAT GOOD FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHOULD BE CHERISHED
I'VE LEARNED THAT IT'S DEFINATELY BETTER TO TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
I'VE LEARNED TO DESPISE DISHONESTY AND DISLOYALTY
I'VE LEARNED WITH EACH PASSING YEAR WE GROW A LOT WISER
I'VE LEARNED THAT A GOOD GLASS OF BUBBLEY CAN MAKE THINGS A WHOLE LOT MERRIER.
JENNIFER HUDSON HAS DROPPED 80 POUNDS AND 6 DRESS SIZES WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS. HER NEW NICKNAME IS SKINNY JENNY. LATER THIS YEAR SHE WILL BE STARRING IN WINNIE WITH TERRANCE HOWARD. THE MOVIE IS BASED ON THE EX-WIFE OF FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA.
Star Jones has just been named editor-at-large at Uptown magazine.
The former co-host of 'The View' makes her column debut in the special Weddings and Travel issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on Jan. 20, 2011.
Uptown is published eight times a year, and the glossy describes itself as "the only luxury lifestyle publication for affluent African Americans."
"As an accomplished attorney and television personality, Star represents Uptown's readers and will bring added 'star power' to our consumers," said Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor.
The 48-year-old talent will contribute a regular column in the magazine, pen political, entertainment and celebrity stories, and provide some features for Uptown's Website.
In addition to her new venture with Uptown, Jones will be among the celebrity contestants on season four of Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice,' which premieres in March.
The Badin, N.C.-bred personality will also publish her debut novel, 'The Lunch Club' (Simon & Schuster), which is loosely based on her time at 'The View' early next year.