Hold your fire. If you thought Adrienne Bailon‘s 30th Birthday Bash would consist only of a four-day-old Publix sheet cake, Cheetah Girls party decorations purchased from the clearance section at Ross, and a game of pin the tail on Rob Kardashian think again. There was a red carpet, too.
The ‘I’m In Love With A Church Girl’ actress (boom!) was joined at Studio XXI in New York City this weekend by Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Shaggy, Skylar Diggins, Fabolous and longtime girlfriend Emily B, Victor Cruz, Estelle and more. Check out all of the party people inside.
Have you mastered the art of reading? No, I’m not talking about the Sylvan Learning Center assisted type of reading. I’m talking about throwing shade with the best of them.
In today’s gif pick, ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ alum Raven gives you a quick example on how to read one of your haters before then hit your Naomi Campbell walk. Go in, daughter!
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.”
Wendy Williams congratulated Kim Kardashian on her engagement to HMK during her Hot Topics segment this morning, reminding viewers she will go through with her plan to eat crow should their marriage last longer than the 72 days that she was married to NBA player Kris Humphries.
And then her team sent out a press release, making it more about her stunt queen antics and less about them. Well played, Mr. Wendell.
“I don’t know anything about a date, but I do know what I said and I’m gonna stick to it,” she said. “I’ve always said that Kim and Kanye will never get married. And I said, if they do get married, I will eat crow. Right here, on this show. I’m a woman of my word.”
There’s nothing like having to survive on dick pictures alone while restraining yourself from the temptation of taking the next step in intimacy during the standard “getting to know you” phase with a new relationship — to only discover that you’ve been Catfish’d by deceptive angles and lighting practices the entire time.
Or at least that’s the story I walked away with after looking beyond 50 Cent‘s physical presence to stare into his soul as he posed for pictures at the ‘Escape Plan’ New York premiere earlier this month. I contort my face in the same manner when people ask for my opinion on ‘The New Atlanta’ via Twitter. For the record I have far more better things to do with my down time than watch that flop ass show . . . like eat.
But I digress. I’m a sucker for a good stank face. Blue Ivy Carter and Nahla Aubry are my favorite rising artists in the genre. Hit up Google images and see for yourself.
My validity as an African American woman is currently being questioned by high-ranking Black Twitter officials because I skipped watching ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’ all together last night in favor of reading a book.
Don’t trade places with me Miss Celie. Head over to Amy Traphouse to watch the entire movie before VH1 pulls one of Mathew Knowles’ signature moves from 2006 and starts threatening to whoop our asses for distribuiting their shit without consent. If you watched the biopic last night let me know what you thought of it in the comments section below or by catching me in these tweets.
Also, I am in the process of coding the entire site myself so I apologize if Amy Traphouse looks like stir fried shit on your mobile device or transmits the ebola virus to your web browser. I’m just really excited to be able to bring you guys more content, so I couldn’t keep it bottled in any longer. I will have a mobile version available soon and will page a life line if I don’t crack the error.
House Mother Kanye has finally granted the ultimate wishes of Ike Turner’s birthday twin Kris Jenner (I’m just full of random facts tonight). HMK proposed to Kim Kardashian on her 33rd birthday and she of course accepted, E! Online reports.
Stop hating and start kon-dragulating. Read all the details below.