Sunday, November 19, 2017

Watch Christina Aguilera's tribute of Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' at the American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Whitney Houston at Sunday night's American Music Awards for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

While no one will ever come close to sounding like the legendary Whitney, Christina tried her hardest while singing classic hits: “I Will Always Love You, “I Have Nothing,” “Run to You,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” and “I’m Every Woman.”



Watch Christina's full performance below and judge for yourself:




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Russell Simmons denies alleged sexual assault allegations
Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons 
Sexual harassment claims are at an all-time high in Hollywood with Harvey Weinsten, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, and many more stars recently being accused. 

The Weinstein scandal has sparked a national conversation about sexual misconduct and prompted alleged victims to come forward with accusations ranging from groping to rape against prominent men.

Now, Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons have been accused of working together to assault and harass women, according to a new report in the Los Angeles Times.

The Times had previously reported that six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, had come forward with allegations of misconduct against Ratner, and the new report alleges that Simmons, his mentor, has worked with the director and producer to carry out inappropriate behavior.

Keri Claussen Khalighi, a then-17-year-old model, alleged that she met Ratner — who was a music video director at the time — and Simmons in 1991 at a casting call. Simmons was 34 years old at the time. After dinner one night, the pair allegedly took her back to Simmon’s apartment to ostensibly look at a music video.

According to Khalighi, Simmons began to make aggressive sexual advances towards her, tearing off her clothes.

“I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she told the Times. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”

She alleges that Simmons then tried to force her to have intercourse, which she fought off until he relented and coerced her into performing oral sex. Khalighi told the Times that Ratner sat and watched. 

Russell released a statement about the allegations on his Instagram page earlier today (Nov. 19). He denies having non-consensual sex with Khalighi and says everything that happened between them was completely consensual:

"Wake up to struggle. The yogi learns to smile and breathe in every pose. The long weekend in question 26 years ago had many witnesses, the L.A. Times never used some of the their signed written statements that she spent the night, had lunch with, and went to clubs with multiple witnesses and even stayed in my apartment when I wasn’t there, all after alleged incident. I provided 3 witness statements, maybe they could have been used in the article?," Simmons wrote in his caption underneath his statement in response to the Los Angeles Times' article. 


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Watch Chance The Rapper sing 'Come Back, Barack' on 'SNL'

Chance The Rapper sang "Come Back, Barack" on Saturday Night Live alongside SNL's Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd. The trio, De-Von-Tre, captured the look and sound of R&B groups from the '90s as they pleaded for Barack Obama to come back as president and save us from Little Hands Bish, Donald Trump. Check out the song below:



My feelings exactly!



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Remy Ma & Lil' Kim drop new video for 'Wake Me Up'

Remy Ma and Lil' Kim dropped visuals today for their new song "Wake Me Up" which is off Remy's upcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers. 

The visual ends with Remy setting a gold crown on fire, perhaps this means she's reclaiming the title of being the best female rapper.


RELATED: Remy Ma Beats Out Nicki Minaj For 'Best Female Hip Hop' At BET Awards

Watch the video for "Wake Me Up" below:



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Congrats! Swizz Beatz graduates from Harvard Business School program

Swizz Beatz finished his stint at Harvard Business School with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program.
The 39-year-old record producer wore a jacket that read 'from the Bronx to Harvard' as he walked across the stage today to receive his certificate.

He posted a throwback photo on Instagram from his high school graduation day and wrote:

"In life we must keep graduating until the end. When I say we must graduate I'm talking about on all levels not just school. This moment is special to me and my family because many people look up to me and they use my drive to thrive. Today I will become Harvard alumni and although I'm not getting an “MBA” no one can EVER take this accomplishment away from me. I was suppose to be gone a long time ago according to some of my old teachers :) This one is for you! Blessings! Never shoot people's dreams down because you don't have your own!!!!"
Swizz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, enrolled back in 2014. At the time he shared his joy over being accepted into the $33,000-per-credit program, saying, “This might be one of the happiest days of my life.”


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Xscape plans to record new music without Kandi Burruss (video)

Xscape recently stopped by Watch What Happens Live where they discussed making new music .... without Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss! 


  

It seems like the group still has issues after all of these years. Kandi and fellow Xscape member Tamika Scott also had an awkward exchange when Andy Cohen’s question about Jermaine Dupri is misunderstood. Peep the clip below:



Damn! Do you think Xscape will remain a group?

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chrisette Michele discusses miscarriage, suicidal thoughts + aftermath of performing at Trump's inauguration

Chrisette Michele appeared on the Breakfast Club earlier today where she talked about the stress in her life from her career, the hatred she receive online, the stress which took a toll on her body, and suicidal thoughts.

She said, "mental health in the black community is something we shy away from."

After peeps online blasted her for recently posting a miscarriage photo on her Instagram that wasn't her photo, Chrisette confirmed the photo was in fact not hers. 

She explained, "people post things from the internet all the time," but she felt like it was important to share what she's been through.  

RELATED: Chrisette Michele Further Explains Why She Sung At Donald Trump's Inauguration + Her Family Disowned Her 

The R&B singer also said she "regrets everything" that has happened with performing for Little Hands Bish (Trump) at his inauguration, and she apologizes deeply for the people she hurt... she's still getting booked for shows though! 

My personal opinion: I think we need to let Chrisette breathe and move on. The woman said she was sorry, what more do you want from her?! Now if something were to happen to her then everyone would be all sad and shit, but meanwhile they're the ones still contributing to her breakdown by constantly bashing her online. I'm still gonna listen to "Blame It On Me," "A Couple Of Forevers," and all her bomb songs on Spotify. 

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Tyrese has a public melt down, cries on social media over not seeing his daughter in 2 months

Tyrese had a public meltdown yesterday (Nov. 1) where he shared a video on his Facebook page of him crying. The 38-year-old actor/singer is currently going through a custody battle with his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, and says he hasn't seen his 10-year-old daughter, Shayla in two months. 

“Don’t take my baby. This is all I got. Don’t take my baby, okay?” he says in the video as he starts sobbing. “I’ve been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one’s listening cause no one’s in the courtroom.”

I don't think this video will help his case, but anyways...

After his breakdown, Tyrese uploaded another video later that day to his Instagram page telling fans he's okay.

“Contrary to what some of y’all may believe, I’m actually okay,” he said. “And I’m not putting this up to calm people down. If people are having conversations about what’s going on in my personal life… my private life has always been private. Do your research. Anybody who’s ever been in my life will tell you, I’ve never seen him cry that way, I’ve never seen him have a meltdown.”



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Rihanna shows off her rap skills on hot new N.E.R.D single 'Lemon'

N.E.R.D returned Wednesday with their first new track since 2015 and the song 'Lemon' features none other than Rihanna - and the bad gyal is rapping! Check it out below:

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wendy Williams passes out on live TV (video)

Wendy Williams fainted during a live taping of her talk show on Tuesday morning.

The Wendy Williams Show host was in the midst of the program's annual "How You Doin' Halloween Costume Contest" when she began to slur her words and sway back and forth, before falling to the floor.

A stage hand immediately rushed to her side and the show went into a commercial break.

Shortly after, she returned to the stage and told the audience, "That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume. I did pass out. But you know what, I'm a champ and I'm back."



Wendy later posted she was doing just fine: 


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Twitter is not feeling Kim Kardashian dressed up as Aaliyah for Halloween

Social media does not play nice. So, it's no surprise when Kim Kardashian decided to dress up as Aaliyah for Halloween all hell hate broke loose. Many people were upset the reality star impersonated Aaliyah.

Mind you, this is just one of the many costumes that Kim decided to wear this year for Halloween. The Keeping Up With The Kardashian's star also dressed up as Cher and Madonna ... all of whom she said are icons and some of her favorite musical legends, Aaliyah included. So, why are people so mad? 
I even saw tweets saying how Kim K. shouldn't dress up as Aaliyah because the singer is dead.

But, no one was this upset when Keke Palmer dressed up as Aaliyah two years ago for Halloween.
And c'mon, how many times have people dressed up as Michael Jackson or any other famous person who is no longer with us?? So, according to these brilliant people... anyone who passed away is off limits as a Halloween costume. Right?



Is it because Kim K. is not black? I saw another tweet which read: 

"tbh kim dressing up as aaliyah isn’t really offensive, there’s people out there wearing blackface and she had the respect not to so."

Others picked at little things like: Kim's boobs are too big to be Aaliyah ... Kim has too much makeup on, etc. etc.... Well, Aaliyah actually wore a lot of blue eye shadow in her "Try Again" video. So what's the problem?



Now, according to Kim's tweet above, she's paying homage to musical legends/icons. I bet money if she were to only dress up as only white musical legends, then someone would have something negative to say, like: 'Why didn't Kim pay homage to any black icons?' 

It's like damned if you do and damned if you don't. Can a bih just dress up for Halloween and not be picked apart? 

I think people are mad just because it's Kim Kardashian. Although she has a huge fanbase, many don't like Kim (and her family) ... shocking! 

The Kardashian's have been accused of cultural appropriation plenty of times. Some hate the fact that she's married to Kanye West, while others hate the fact that her family dates black men. Some are just tired of seeing the Kardashian's posted all over the internet every other minute. Some don't understand why Kim is even famous to begin with (blame Ray J, lol) and they say Kim has no talent ... etc. etc. etc. There's a long list of reasons why peeps dislike Kim. 

Well, check this, talent or no talent, Kim has surpassed her 15 minutes of fame yearssss ago after that sextape and she has built a solid brand. Better yet, she has built a massive empire AND brought her entire family on board. So, like it or not, they're not going anywhere any time soon. In fact, the Kardashian clan reportedly signed a $150 million TV deal recently. So, how's that for having "no talent."

Hell, I barely post about the Kardashian's on my blog and when I do, it never fails for someone to post "who cares?" or some other negative feedback. I'm not the biggest Kim K. fan but I think people are reaching a bit much on this whole Aaliyah costume.

Kim had no chance in hell when she dressed up as the iconic Aaliyah. Although I think Kim absolutely nailed this look, many didn't think so. 
Look at all of this backlash Kim received after I posted the above picture/video on Twitter:





































However, there were a couple of Kim supporters:












It's Halloween, guys. Chill out.

What do you think? 

Did Kim Kardashian nail 
this Aaliyah look or nah? 



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