Thursday, February 20, 2020

Remember 'Making The Band'? Diddy is bringing the show back and auditions are happening soon!

Remember "Making The Band" with Diddy?! And remember when Danity Kane, Day 26 and Da Band were hot in the music scene? That was a looooong time ago! 

Well, fast forward 11 years later and the hit MTV show is making a comeback! 


In a new promo, Diddy, along with his three sons, Christian Combs, Quincy Brown, and Justin Combs, announced that they will be conducting a four-city casting call.


“We not settling for just anybody,” Quincy states in the clip below.


If you're looking to audition for the series, castings will take place in Atlanta from Feb. 28-29, Houston from March 6-7, Charlotte, N.C., from March 13-14, and New York City from March 21-22.


And, if you are unable to attend one of the castings, you can also apply for the show online.




Also, Laurieann Gibson will make her return! The choreographer has worked with Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and many more. 



We're in a new time now, and a lot has changed since the show first started in 2000. Now, social media has taken over. The revamped series will surely be interesting!


I wonder what happened to Da Band's reunion which was supposed to happen back in 2018? 


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Wendy Williams apologizes after facing backlash for comments about gay men


Yesterday, I attended The Wendy Williams Show at Chelsea Studios in New York City and had such an amazing time!

All was good during the live taping of Thursday's (Feb. 13) show but Wendy faced some backlash for comments she made about gay men. 

As the 55-year-old television host was doing her Hot Topics segment, she asked the audience if they celebrate 'Galentines Day.' When some men clapped in the audience she said the holiday isn't for men, it's for women... hence the name GALentines Day, as she pointed out.


"If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this," Wendy said. "You don’t understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going home. You’re not a part."

She then continued, "I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days. You can do a lot that we do, but I get offended by the idea that we go through something you will never go through."

"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels," Wendy stated. "Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?... Lookie here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay.”

Mind you, there were gay guys in the audience and no one seemed offended by Wendy's comments at the time, and some women were even clapping and cheering. But, social media tore into the veteran entertainment mogul and called her out for her comments.

Fast forward to today and Wendy is apologizing for her comments. She uploaded a video on her Instagram page and explained that after yesterday's taping, she went home and rewatched her show (as she frequently does to critique herself and the show). That's when she realized her comments were out of pocket.

"I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community," she said. 

Watch Wendy's full apology below:

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Vanessa Bryant expresses grief and anger as she copes with the death of Kobe and Gianna


Many of us were shocked and left in disbelief last month when we first heard the news that NBA star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.

It's now been a little over two weeks since the tragic helicopter crash and Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, is opening up about the grieving process.


Vanessa, 37, said in an Instagram post on Monday that she was both grieving and angry over the loss of her husband and daughter. She said in the social media post that she had been "reluctant" to put her feelings into words. 


"My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone," she said. "I can't process both at the same time. It's like I'm trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me." 


Vanessa said she felt anger at losing both her husband and daughter and has to remind herself to be strong for the couple's three surviving daughters. 


"God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over," she said. "Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all."




My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Kelis discusses her 'abusive' relationship with Nas, says seeing photos of Rihanna after the Chris Brown assault helped her leave

Speaking about their marriage to The Guardian, Kelis recently explained that the photographs of Rihanna after the Chris brown assault led her to leave her alleged abusive husband Nas.

“It just woke me up,” she said, adding that the pregnancy also encouraged her to leave. "I can endure a lot, but I’m not prepared to bring someone else into this. So I’m done.”

The 40-year-old singer went on to say that “red flags” were there from the beginning of her relationship with Nas, which started when she was in her early 20s.

“I was really young and didn’t know that love isn’t enough,” she said. “It was crazy from the start, but I think as girls we’re taught that that’s what love is, like you can’t breathe without them. What kind of s*** is that? I want to breathe!”

Also in her interview with The Guardian, Kelis also spoke about Pharrell in her interview and said The Neptunes never paid her for her first two albums.

Read Kelis' full interview here

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Monday, January 6, 2020

This 'broke' man was upset his woman didn't buy him Red Lobster


A woman recently shared an epic text argument from a guy she was seeing and it all came down to her not getting him Red Lobster. The alleged text exchange, which was shared in screenshots on Twitter, went viral on Monday.

On her Twitter account, Robles Teonna shared the screenshots between her and the unnamed man who asked her to buy him some food from Red Lobster. 


Robles Teonna was willing to give this guy some homecooked food, and she said she didn’t have money for the seafood meal after paying her bills. Instead of being understanding, homeboy went OFF on her.

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Peep the text exchange below:


Whew, chile! Some of these men nowadays ain't worth a poop.


Robles Teonna then went on to explain her history with this man, and she tweeted: 


This thread became so popular on Twitter that even Chrissy Teigen tweeted about it!
Not only did the OooLaLaFam go IN on this dude (as he deserves) but the Twitterverse couldn't believe the nerve of this guy. Check out some of the hilarious Instagram comments from my social media post below: 


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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex, Nick Gordon, dies from apparent drug overdose

Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-boyfriend who was found legally responsible for her death, has died in Florida, according to TMZ

Nick's brother, Jack Walker Jr., shared the news Wednesday and wrote:

"GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS," and adding ... "All I can do is cry." He later shared a tribute post with several photos of himself with Nick. 

According to TMZ, Nick was hospitalized for a short time before his death. Reports say Nick died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 30 years old. 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

8 safety tips to learn after watching creepy stalker Joe in Netflix's 'You'
Netflix's "You"
WARNING: The following tips contain some spoilers from season 1 of "You"

Season 2 of Netflix's creepy new series "You" will be released Dec. 26 and Joe is back at it, again - this time with a new love interest and in a new city... uh oh!

"You" dropped on the streaming service last December after originally airing on Lifetime earlier in 2018. And, if you binged the first season like I did, then you know how the show follows a murderous stalker's (Joe Goldberg) obsession with a woman (Beck) whom he meets at his job, a bookstore. 



Joe will stop at nothing to "protect" the woman he loves and he doesn't care what or who he has to knock out of the way to ensure his love, Beck, is happy and safe with him... even if this means killing a couple of people. 

I must admit, I got creeped out from watching this show and it made me clean up my social media accounts in fear that there's another Joe out there lurking. We tend to overshare on social media and that just makes it way too easy for people to learn about us without even personally knowing us. 


Here are 8 privacy/safety tips to keep in mind:


Do NOT take pictures outside of your residence

Although this seems like common sense, you'll be surprised how many people pose in front of where they live and post when they're going on vacation or post pictures of their brand new car. Please, let's stop showing off so much. 

I watch MTV's "Catfish" on the regular and the show hosts usually screen grab pictures from someone's social media accounts to do a reverse image search to see if any information pops up so they can catch the person who is catfishing. It's important to remember pictures can be Google searched and the location on those pictures may pop up. In "You," Joe searched through Beck's social media pages, found a picture of her standing in front of a brownstone in New York, did a search on the photo, anvoilà, the rest is history. 

So, be mindful when posting pictures of your apartment complex or your house or even a local park or restaurant that you live nearby, and don't give off clues of where your friends and family live. 



Keep your blinds closed at night

I lost count of how many times I yelled at my TV every time they showed Beck inside her apartment with her blinds open. It reminds me of all the times I drive through this nice section in Montclair, NJ, and I pass all of these big houses where I can see straight through people's living rooms and dining rooms. I just shake my head and think: oh, you must be putting on a show for potential burglars, hunh? You obviously want people to see all of the expensive items you have inside your home. Or, could it be that the non-blind closers are lazy? It's really not that hard to open blinds in the morning and close them at night. You never know who is watching on the outside.

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Run a Google search on the people you're dating

It never hurts to do a little research. I Google every damn thing! I've Google'd all of my exes, dates and even people I'm interested in. I do a thorough sweep of their social media pages and I look for certain things to see what type of person they are and to see if I spot any early red flags (I have a mental checklist of No No's). 

I also Google coworkers, my friends, my family, a potential employer before I go on an interview, and I even Google my own name once in a while. It never hurts to do your own little "investigation" on the people you know. It worked out for stalker Joe.



Use passwords on your electronic devices

Beck's computer was in her own home which should be a safe space. She didn't know Joe would sneak in her apartment and search around on it. It was wayyyy too easy for Joe to pry into Beck's private messages. Lock your phone/iPad/computer/etc.

Ask questions from the jump

Joe did all of his background research on Beck and knew A LOT before he even started dating her. Hell, he fell in love with Beck just from stalking and watching her from her window. He became obsessed with her daily routine, her friends, her activities and followed her around. When they officially started dating, Beck didn't even ask the basic get-to-know-you questions. 

At one point in the show, Beck realized she doesn't even know her boyfriend as well as she thought because they always talked about her. Joe was smart. He was always consumed with learning everything and anything he could about Beck but she wasn't taking the time to learn about him, his life and his past. If she did this sooner rather than later, maybe she would have gotten some clues as to what kind of person Joe really is and she would've seen something is off with him. 


Be careful with who you post/tag on social media

When I had my private Instagram page, I posted any and everything. I had no care in the world because my page was private and everyone on my friends list was someone I personally knew. Now, my Instagram is public and I let anyone follow me, but I'm also extra careful with what and who I post/tag. 

It was so easy for Joe to dig into Beck's personal life on her Instagram page. She made it way too easy for people to get to know her and her friends and even her ex because she tagged everyone. And, with a stalker like Joe, you better believe he's clicking on every single tag and soaking up every little bit of information he can find to learn more about your life and the people in it. 

Get to know their friends

Joe met all of Beck's closest BFF's, hung out with them, met up with them for chats and not once did Beck meet any of his friends or family. Like, c'mon! The closest she came to meeting people in Joe's life was when she met his caregiver, his exes friend, and the people he worked with at the bookstore. But these were red flags from the jump. Someone's friends can tell you a lot about a person. And, if you haven't met not one single friend of the person you're dating, then something ain't right.



Change up your routine 

A lot of times in these stalker movies, the stalker becomes obsessed with learning one's daily routine. In "You," Joe believes he is a good guy and he believes he has to save Beck from people who are unworthy of being her friend - like Peach who had a bit of an obsession with Beck. 

Peach and Joe bumped heads a lot and it was only a matter of time before he knocked Peach out of Beck's life. Joe stalked Peach and learned she was a runner who ran in Central Park. He learned her routine and at one point he even attempted to kill her while she was out jogging. I point this out to say, it never hurts to change up your routine a little. By changing up your daily routine, this makes it difficult for one to document your daily activities. 
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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jay-Z & Kanye West reunite at Diddy's star-studded 50th birthday party

Last night, Diddy celebrated his 50th birthday in Los Angeles, and he invited a whole gang of A-list celebrity friends to his Holmby Hills home, including Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Usher, Lil' Kim, Kobe Bryant, Mary J. Blige, Jemaine Dupri, Dr. Dre, Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, and... Jay-Z and Kanye West!

Now, mind you, Jay and Kanye have been feuding for the past couple of years. The two icons reunited last night publicly for the first time in three years at Diddy's party. Pictures were shown of the two choppin' it up and looking like just like old buddies.


Check out more pics and videos from Diddy's 50th bday bash below:



























And, here's more of the birthday man himself, doing some classic Diddy-ish moves...

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