Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
According to Vibe Cofidential, unconfirmed rumours surrouding the two suggest that they got engaged over the Christmas holidays. We'll let you know for sure whether this is true or whether it turns out to be like one of Jay-Z/Beyonce rumours.
Oprah Moves In With Steadman
In other relationship news...after more than twenty years, Oprah and her longtime beau, Steadman Graham are finally moving in together.
According to Life and Style magazine, Oprah, 52, and Stedman Graham, 55, are set to make it official that they're going to cohabitate, possibly in the
US$ 6 million dollars Chicago apartment thatOprah just bought.
Amidst these rumours, speculations are also high that this could be the first step towards an Oprah-Stedman wedding.
The magazine's source believes that at 52, Oprah, has probably proved that she is a strong independant woman, and she is finally "happy to let Stedman have what he wants."
While an Oprah representative downplayed talk of nuptials, it confirmed the news.[Source]
Must be something in the festive air,then!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
James Brown is to receive a public funeral on Saturday December 30 2006.
A massive ceremony for the Godfather of Soul will be held at an 8,000 capacity arena in Augusta at 1pm local time. Civil rights leader and close friend Al Shapton will host the service.
A separate private ceremony for close family and friends will take place a day earlier at an undisclosed setting.
As we reported yesterday, fans who wish to pay their respects will also get the chance to see Brown when his body lies in state at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York tomorrow, Thursday December 28.
According to the rumours doing the rounds Lil' Kim will be one of the housemates in the latest Celebrity Big Brother which starts on the 3rd of January.Already trouble has started to brew before production has started.
Lil' Kim is reportedly rowing with Channel 4 execs after demanding £500,000(US$1 million) to appear on the show.
Kim, real name is Kimberly Jones, was originally offered £255,000 (just over US$500 000) to star in the show but has demanded double that figure.
However, Kim is now said to be considering an offer of nearly £400,000 - but has also made a list of diva demands, reports The Sun Newspaper.
Her wish list includes:
-final approval of all footage of her
-a personal assistant and a hairdresser and make-up stylist on stand-by,
-a first class trip-for-two around the US and accommodation and a two-week holiday for two in London.
A show source said: "She may be small but she has a larger-than-life". [Source]
If this is all true :
a) she really must be desperate now;let's face it, the show is usually for D to Z-list celebs desperate to resuscitate their dying careers,
b) after her court case and stint in jail things must relly be tight and she definitely must have major bills to pay and
c) how will be able to she pre-approve any footage of her when its a live show?? duuhhh!!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
We mourn then loss of the Godfather of Soul, the hardest working man in showbusiness and probably the most influential man in black music,
James Joseph Brown Jr. James died yesterday at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA due to heart failre; he was 73. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.
As funeral arrangements are still taking place, it has just been revealed that James Brown's body will be taken to the place where his career began, a place he always loved performing, the Harlem Apollo, this Thursday. Brown's body will be laid on the stage from 1pm to 8pm so that his many legions of fans can pay their last respects and have one last look at the legend. More arrangements will be announced later.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas (Remix) feat. JD & Bow Wow
Toni Braxton-It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Live)
Boyz II Men - Let It Snow (Feat. Brian McKnight)
Christina Aguilera & Brian McKnight- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Stevie Wonder- Jingle Bells
Luther Vandross - Every Year Every Christmas
Destiny's Child - 8 Days of Christmas
Take 6 Live - Joy To The World/Christmas Medley
Merry Christmas y'all!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Taken from the Dreamgirls movie soundtrack.
Personally I can't wait for the movie to finally come out...for this whole publicity thing to end. Don't get me wrong, I am not hating on Beyonce, I think she is amazingly talented and I know the movie will be brilliant and will win countless awards(and I will go out and watch it and even buy the DVD!) but I just think the whole publicity machine behind it has been too much for us. Beyonce, in particular, is everywhere.She has been so over-exposed that I cant wait for it all to end.
Here's the proof...
Beyonce on TRL...
Beyonce outside the Dave Letterman studios...
Need I say more?
Eminem and his high school sweetheart wife, Kim, divorced yesterday for the second time.. less than a year after they remarried. According to a judge, they "are a fine couple to deal with." They will share custody of their 10-year-old daughter ...[Source]
Who says the world is normal?
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Kelis still boldly going forth with her look..guess Nas loves it.Good to see the family photo with Nas daughter,Destiny.
Christina Milian and Dre at a birthday party for Dre.....thought the rumour was that these two had broken up???
Dame Dash his wife Rachel Roy and their daughter at the American Museum of Natural History for the premiere of 'Night at the Museum’on Sunday
Man how times have changed since the split with Jay-z. Brother doesnt possess that swagger he used to have. Ever since the charges, brother has been seen doing the 'family thing' a lot more
Vivica Fox at the 10th Annual Miami Gala on Watson Island in Miami on Saturday.
The dude in the black & white shirt,believe or not, is ex-athlete Carl Lewis.
Super producer Scott Storch at his birthday party.
The film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou is set in Sierra Leone during the war-torn 1990s, when diamonds were being illegally sold to fund bloody civil wars in the region.
"I am worried the film may be detrimental to the industry in Sierra Leone," said Mohamed Swaray Deen, minister of mineral resources, according to Reuters. "People need to know that when they are seeing atrocities, the country has moved very, very far away from the pictures they see in the movie. But the consumer might be affected by this."
Sierra Leone's war helped prompt the U.N.-organized Kimberly Process launched in 2003 to ensure "blood" or "conflict" diamonds are not sold on the black market to buy weapons. Kimberly has jump-started the industry in Sierra Leone: diamond exports boomed from $10 million in 2000 to $141 million last year. The government receives 3 percent of exports, worth $4.23 million last year.
Since 2001, the government has set aside a quarter of gem revenues for the Diamond Area Community Development Fund, which fosters development in mining areas.
"A lot of development has taken place since the war and the movie needs to include this," Deen said. [Source]
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Music mogul and one of the most influential men in modern music Clive Davis is to sign Leona to his fold. Davis, the man behind record labels Arista and J-Records and the very succesful careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys beat offers from Sony BMG and other major labels to win the bid. This can only be a good move as he has an amazing eye for good talent considering other succesful artists that he has signed like Jamie Foxx, Rod Stewart, Angie Stone, Kelly Clarkson and, more recently Jennifer Hudson.