Friday, October 17, 2014
When it comes to being Pharrell Williams things should be "Happy" all the time right? Well in a new interview as the producer, singer graces the front cover of the November issue of Ebony Magazine Williams will address a number of controversial things that have happened within this year, 2014. The Virgina native was chosen to be on the cover of the historic magazine, in honor of the annual Men's issue. During his one on one time with the magazine Pharrell discusses Ferguson, Missouri, and his love for black women, after being criticized for not having one single African-American female on his new album cover, G I R L, seen below. When it comes to choosing what the star wants, one must note that it is not Pharrell's job to represent and be the spokesperson of the black women cultual. During Pharrell's time of controversy he faced, the singer used the, "I have a black friend" card when he replied back to the critics that his wife and mother of his child is black, explaining that his album cover had nothing to do with whether or not he thinks black women are beautiful. In the new interview with Ebony Williams sets the record straight and says: "I love Black women," Williams explains. "If you don't think I love Black women, then you don't understand me." Pharrell continues, "I have obsessed over Black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those are the women I daydreamed about growing up." That was a little bit of too much information... But when it comes to race, Pharrell says that he is very neutral about it, making less comments about it, but admits that the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo. has affected him. "I don't talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I'm very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Mo." He adds, "When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality." Pharrell, co-judge of The Voice continues, "For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity." Read more: http://www.mstarz.com/articles/39487/20141016/pharrell-williams-covers-ebony-magazine-november-issue-singer-producer-love.htm#ixzz3GRBrKYJH
KERRY WASHINGTON IS ALWAYS FLAWLESS WHETHER SHE IS ON THE RED CARPET OR ON MAGAZINE COVER. THIS TIME SHE HAS A VERY LITTLE MAKE UP AND LOOKS THE WAY SHE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In "Beyond The Lights," Director Gina Prince-Bythewood weaves a story of music and romance, examining how a young girl’s (Noni Jean) youthful aspirations to become a singer are later shaped by the image-obsessed pop culture landscape her music exists in. Struggling with her newfound success, she attempts suicide, but is saved by a police officer, Kaz (Nate Parker), who sees something deeper in her. WENT TO SEE BEYOND THE LIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE FILM WAS A VERY BELIEVABLE LOVE STORY I LIKED IT A LOT. THE CHARACTERS WERE VERY LIKEABLE. DIRECTOR GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD ATTENDED THE SCREENING ALONG WITH ACTOR NATE PARKER WHO STARS AS THE COP. THEY VERY PATIENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS AND GAVE A VERY THOUGHTFUL BACKGROUND OF THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE. GO SEE BEYOND THE LIGHTS.
Watch Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo Yo & Queen Latifah Perform ‘I Wanna Be Down’ Remix at 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Brandy‘s debut single, ‘I Wanna Be Down,’ the R&B songstress graced the stage alongside her sisters-in-rhyme MC Lyte, Yo Yo and Queen Latifah to perform the remix at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo Yo and Queen Latifah Perform 'I Wanna Be Down' Remix at 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Take a trip back to the ’90s
Friday, October 10, 2014
SHONDA RHIMES IS THE CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND SCANDAL, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND GREY'S ANATOMY TRYS TO CREATE THINGS THAT SHE WANTS TO SEE ON TV. ACCORDING TO THE RATINGS OF HER TV SHOWS SO DOES HER AUDIENCE. HER BUZZ WORTHY TV FARE MAKES ABC THURSDAY NIGHT TV THE PLACE TO BE.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Jasmine Guy, known most prominently for her role as Whitley on TV’s A Different World, recently sat down for Oprah Winfrey’s web series “Who Am I.” In it, the star answered questions about her versatile career and raising her daughter, Imani. As a professional dancer, choreographer, singer, and actress, Jasmine has dipped her toes in almost every pool, but said her biggest life lesson has been learning how to “live in between the gigs.” Likely, the biggest accomplishment between the gigs has been motherhood. In the interview, Jasmine admitted that there have been times when she would simply pray that she was not getting in the way of who her daughter needed to be. She’d have to ask herself whether she was helping or if she was just in the way. “And it’s harder now that she’s older,” she added. Since her separation from Imani’s father in 2008, Jasmine has been raising her 15-year-old in her own hometown, Atlanta. With Imani in those complicated teenage years now, Jasmine has discovered new, more difficult challenges, within the concept of living with another woman. She bravely explained what many mothers have experienced, that is: “having another woman mind to talk to and relate to — and try to get to clean the bathroom — is a little tricky.”
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The media mogul shows off four very dramatic looks on the cover of the October issue of O: The Oprah Magazine. The different covers reflect the issue’s theme, “Seeing Life Through a New Lens.” Among the looks are the 60-year-old wearing stunning purple eyeshadow with a red hood; a cropped do with bangs and bright red lipstick; the star decked out in diamonds; and Winfrey with hair and makeup that’s closest to her everyday style. The former talk show host reflected on how all people are unique in their own way, noting that “as it turns out, none of is ‘normal’ – which means that all of us are.” As for her different looks on the cover of O, which took a marathon 12-hour photo shoot to complete, Winfrey raved, “I love makeup. I love playing with makeup.” She jokingly described that the diamond halo and diamond cuffs she wears for one of the portraits are like “grills for fancy people.” “The Butler” star also divulged the qualities that she believes define her. “Most people would be surprised to know how much time I spend alone,” she said. “Not lonely. Just alone. With myself. I crave silence.” “It’s how I balance out the volume that’s necessary to run a network and a magazine and remain somewhat sociable,” she added. “What make me me is being able to return to stillness.” The October issue of O hits newsstands Sept. 16.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The cast of Get On Up is taking over the coveted September issue of EBONY magazine. And our sexy new crush Chadwick Boseman even landed his own solo cover. Check out the double cover madness with vintage Hollywood flair inside... One of the hottest casts of Summer 2014 is gracing EBONY's September issue double covers. Chadwick Boseman, Tika Sumpter and Nelsan Ellis are channeling old Hollywood...and we love it. Chadwick is getting plenty of praise for his portrayal of James Brown in the flick (which debuted at #2 at the box office), and his supporting cast isn't too shabby either. The sexy powerhouse-in-the-making actress Tika Sumpter (known best for her sultry character in Tyler Perry’s "The Haves and Have Nots"), plays a noticeable short role in the film, and it was worth it. She tells Ebony: “I wouldn’t take this time back at all. The talent here elevated my own and has done nothing but push me forward. For me, it’s not always just about the work; it’s also about the connection.” By the way, the YBF chick is currently starring and producing in her own untitled project. She revealed: “Nowadays, you simply can’t wait for someone to give it to you. You have to create opportunities for yourself when nobody else will.” He's got his own solo cover moment. He dished to EBONY about landing one of the biggest roles in his career so far. He was hesitant to even attempt to portray the legend, but he came around. Oh, and he beat out 20 other actors for the role: “When my manager brought me the script, I didn’t even want to read it because I knew attempting to play James Brown would just be crazy...He was a complicated man, both good and bad. Once you understand the reasons for his dichotomy, it’s easier to grasp who he was.” And "True Blood" star Nelsan Ellis credits Boseman for being a “working machine” and wanting to keep up at his level. “I thought, ‘If I’m going to act opposite [Chad], I’ll need to prove myself worthy. You’ll see some of the best acting I’ve ever done on this last season of True Blood, and I owe that to Chad. I don’t know what people’s reactions will be, but I do want them to see a different side of my acting in this film.” The September Issue of EBONY hits newsstands August 12.
Friday, August 22, 2014
YEAH ME AT THE BEACH. I RECENTLY GOT TO SPEND SOME TIME AT THE BEACH AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE. I READ A FEW CHAPTERS OF A GOOD BOOK, READ SOME MAGAZINES. DUG MY FEET IN THE SEAFOAM WATER, WATCHED THE SEAGULLS FLY ABOVE ME. SOAKED IN THE SUN AND SOME GOOD OCEAN AIR. I REALLY ABSORBED MY SURROUNDINGS. HAD SOME GOOD CUSTARD ICE CREAM ON THE BOARDWALK. I KNOW SUMMER IS ENDING AND MY BEACH DREAMS WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS BUT I;M ALREADY PLANNING TO BE REUNITED AGAIN WITH MY BEACH LIFE THAT I DON'T WANT TO LET GO.