Don’t be surprised if your favorite stud rapper (I’m looking at you, Da Brat) pops up rocking a Jason Collins jersey in their latest misogyny-ladden music video. It’s a hot item.
NBA Senior Vice President for licensing and business affairs Vicky Picca announced on Tuesday (February 25) that Collins’ No. 98 Brooklyn Nets uniform is the top-seller on NBA.com, besting the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. ”Jason Collins’ return to the league represents a historic moment, and fans continue to show their support by (buying) Jason’s jersey,” said Picca.
The 13-year league veteran — who became first openly gay man to play in the NBA last week – plans to wear No. 98 starting tonight against the Trail Blazers as a tribute to Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in 1998 because he was gay.
Eccentric soul singer Janelle Monae (whose futuristic second studio album ‘The Electric Lady’ has become my daily soundtrack as I scour for pearl-clutching fuckery) ditches her classic fitted tuxedo and matching saddle shoes in favor of a more glam look for the latest issue of Uptown Magazine. Haute!
Continue reading to find out what the Kansas City native had to share with the publication and to peep the quirky cover.
On the biggest misconception about her: ”People think I am so straitlaced and buttoned up. There is a lot of life underneath this tuxedo. I like to have fun. I enjoy practical jokes. I enjoy rolling around the mall in wheelchairs. I enjoy taking someone’s baby and putting it on my hip for about two hours straight and then giving it back.”
On meeting Erykah Badu: “We met underwater. She was the Queen of the Water and I was swimming. We would perform and talk about what kind of popcorn and hotdogs we like.”
Her thoughts about the impact of record sales: “When you release your first album, record sales are important. But now, I don’t really care. I feel like this music is from God and I am the pastor that does not need a mega-church. I am fine with my 200-seat church, as long as the people that need it come and get inspired. I know what I could do to be amongst the popular crowd.”
This week, Mashonda played host at her spacious Edgewater, New Jersey home to R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius, entertainment reporter Janell Snowden and ghost of VH1′s past Jennifer Williams ”for a night of intimate (bordering on emotional) conversations that ranged from Marsha’s last memories with the great Michael Jackson, to Jennifer’s experiences in the reality limelight, and Janell’s hair moments as an early anchor.”
With a night filled with delicious looking cupcakes and medleys of Marsha’s music, the only thing missing was LaLa Anthony playing place holder in the photo ops.
Jamie Foxx was on hand to ring the opening bell at Nasdaq Stock Market today to celebrate the kick-off of a new $500 million project development fund backed by the African Development Bank.
Joining the actor at the Nasdaq MarketSite: NASDAQ OMX Group vice chairman Sandy Frucher, African Development Bank chief of staff Anne Kabagambe, London fashion designer and Made In Africa Foundation co-founder Ozwald Boateng (pictured above with Foxx), and Seven Energy and Atlantic Energy founder Kola Aluko.
The fund, called Africa50, is a joint venture between the African Development Bank and the Made In Africa Foundation, an organization established by Boateng and Aluko.
Check out snapshots of Foxx shooting scenes with cutie pie Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis on the streets of New York City for their forthcoming film ‘Annie’ yesterday below.