Friday, November 11, 2011
THIS PICTURE REMINDS OF A TOUR WE TOOK IN OCHO RIOS JAMAICA IN A SUV. I SAW MOUNTAINS AND WENT THROUGH A FOREST. SITTING IN THE BACK OF THIS SUV I REMEMBERED THINKING IF THIS DRIVER VEERED OFF JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH WE WOULD TUMBLE RIGHT OFF THIS ROAD.
IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE AND THE BEAUTIFUL GREENERY OF THIS SMALL ISLAND AFTER A WHILE I COULD ONLY LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD. I THINK OF A VERSE It's up to God to help us through- as long as we place all our trust and all of our hearts in his care, he will see us through, and make the path we must take clear to us. Instead of a windy path with all kinds of twists and bends, he will make the path straight- it will have a clear path, and we will know without a doubt which way we should go.
AND ALL THE ANXIETY EASED UP AND THE TOUR CAME TO A QUICK END I COULD SAY THAT I EXPERIENCED A GREAT THING BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE WINDY ROAD THE PATH DID BECOME STRAIGHT AND LEAD US TO A FOREST.
Here’s the first official movie poster for the upcoming film “Good Deeds” starring Tyler Perry (Wesley Deeds), Thandie Newton (Lindsey Wakefield), Brian White (Walt Deeds), Rebecca Romijn (Heidi), Jamie Kennedy (Mark Freeze), Eddie Cibrian (John), Jordenn Thompson (Ariel), and Beverly Johnson (Brenda) with Phylicia Rashad (Wilimena) and Gabrielle Union (Natalie).
Synopsis: A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted.
A moving, uplifting drama about coincidence, courage, and the defining choices we make on our paths to happiness, TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, and stars Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, with Phylicia Rashad, and Gabrielle Union.
Read more: http://www.shockya.com/news/2011/11/10/first-official-poster-from-tyler-perrys-good-deeds/#ixzz1dREItYAr
SYLVIA RHONE AND MONA SCOTT YOUNG
STYLE ICON MIKKI TAYLOR HAD A BOOK LAUNCH AT DESIGNER TRACY REESE'S BOUTIQUE IN NEW YORK CITY. HER NEW BOOK "COMMANDER IN CHIC: EVERY WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MANAGING HER STYLE LIKE A FIRST LADY" THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK LUANCH SERVED AS AN OFFICIAL KICK OFF OF HER NATIONAL BOOK TOUR. COMMANDER IN CHIC WILL BE AVAILALE NOVEMBER 29, 2011
THE AUTHOR IS THIS CAKE RECIPI DESCRIBES HER INSPIRATION FOR THE DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF THIS DECADENT CAKE.
The result is actually a combination of several different recipes, the cake is from Barefoot Contessa, the frosting from Martha Stewart and the malted milk crumbs are from the new Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook (which you must really purchase if you are interested in baking desserts at all). The chocolate cake recipe is my favorite chocolate cake recipe ever, moist, chocolaty, not too sweet, I would love to eat it plain for breakfast if I could get away with it. What makes this cake unique are the malted crumbs, they add a sweet, salty crunch and gives the cake an extra layer of texture.
Know that I am thinking of you Mrs. French and I hope that we will be able to celebrate our friendship with many more birthdays, hopefully shared together in person. But for now, let’s have a piece of cake.
For the cake:
Butter for greasing the pans
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
1 cup sugar
1 cup malted milk powder
¾ cups good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk, shaken
½ cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
For the malted crumbs:
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat milk powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup malted milk powder
2 ounces white chocolate, melted
For the frosting:
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup malted milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
3/4 cup sour cream
For the frosting:
Sift together sugar, cocoa, malt powder and salt. Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Reduce speed to medium-low and gradually add sugar and cocoa mixture, and beat until combined. Pour in chocolate in a slow, steady stream. Add sour cream; beat until combined
For the cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, malted milk powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. With a knife cut the layer in half horizontally. Repeat with other layer. Place one layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. Using an offset spatula spread the top with frosting. Sprinkle 1/2 of the milk crumbs on top of the frosting. Repeat the process with two more layers. Place the final layer on top, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the
HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I WOULD GO THIS FAR OUT FOR A CAKE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S WORTH IT.
NICK CANNON TAKES OFF HIS SHIRT TO SHOW US WHAT HE IS WORKING WORK FOR MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE
MARIAH CAREY HAS DROPPED 70 POUNDS AND NOW HAS A NEW ROLE AS AMBASSADOR FOR JENNY CRAIG.
HERE IS A PIECE OF NICKS INTERVIEW IN MEN'S HEALTH
The kid actor is now a hip, ripped rap mogul. His way: Keep trying something new.
Nick Cannon knows something about transformation. As a teenager, he was the face of Nickelodeon -- writing, producing, and starring in hundreds of kids' programs before he was old enough to drink. Now, at 25, he's successfully transitioned from aging teen idol to budding hip-hop mogul, complete with his own record label. Just as his career has matured (his second album, Stages, is being released this summer), so has his physique, which he's defined by spending an hour in the gym 5 days a week. "People say, 'Okay, he's starting to look like a man,' " Cannon says, laughing. The work is in private. The results are there for all to see.
Try a new exercise
Cannon experiments in the gym. His top abs choice: the bicycle crunch. Lie on your back, fingertips behind your ears, feet 6 inches off the floor. Crunch your torso and touch an elbow to the opposite knee, bringing that knee toward your chest. Do the same with the other elbow. That's one repetition. Do two sets of 25 reps, resting 1 minute between sets.
TAMI ROMAN WITH RAHEEM DEVAUGHN
I ATTENDED FOR SISTERS ONLY AND IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY WITH MY DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS. WPGC HOSTED THIS EVENT AND JOHNNY GILL, TANK AND BEL BIV AND DEVOE CLOSED THE HOUSE DOWN. IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE BEL BIV AND DEVOE BEING IN THE BUSINESS FOR 28 YEARS ARE THEY 40 YET?
Friday, November 4, 2011
Corinne Bishop,17, aka Corinne Foxx graces the cover of the December issue of American Cheerleader magazine. In the issue, the teenager talks about being a cheerleader, her famous dad Jamie Foxx, and what it’s like growing up in the spotlight.
We wonder what Jamie has to say about his daughter’s magazine cover. The proud papa recently said of his daughter, “She’s so beautiful and she doesn’t understand and men are looking at her. She is so beautiful…. She is about to go to college.”
Pick up the issue on newsstands now.