Sunday, May 31, 2009

Halle Berry! Halle Berry!

So Halle Berry gives Jamie Foxx the BUSINESS! Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry were at the Spike TV’s 2009 “Guys Choice Awards” last night. Halle decided to give Jamie some L♥VE. I bet Jamie Foxx has been dreaming of that moment for years as any other man has. I can see men giving Jamie the mental high five. *laughing* Looking at these photos all I'm thinking of is that song "Too Close" by Next or maybe Halle will blame it on the!!

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103-90 Orlando Magic....Enough said!

The Cavaliers were sent home after Orlando brought that Magic. Game 6 marked a road to the Finals for Orlando Magic. The Magic will be making their first Finals appearance since 1995. I am disappointed at Cavs performance but in order to get to where you want to go you have to BRING it. Orlando Magic wanted IT more and I think they were under estimated. With that said I'm not going to be a sore loser. Congratulations Orlando Magic...*rolling my eyes*

I'm sure the Nike advertising and marketing team are scrabbling to get a Dwight Howard puppet made. Now I will admit that it was a little presumptuous for Nike to put together a giant marketing scheme putting Kobe and Lebron head to head for the showdown of a lifetime. However in Nike's defense Kobe and Lebron are under Nike's brand and they got a little excited at the potential matchup. Should they have waited?...I guess so.

So Shené who you rooting for now???
I have no clue...I'm just going to watch the games and may the best team emerge.

Here's the schedule:

I Lebron James

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Put a Ring on it!

According to Sister2Sister Magazine The Dream and Christina Milian have confirmed that they are in fact engaged:

While on our way inside DAR Constitution Hall Thursday night to see the Washington, DC, leg of Keyshia Cole's A Different Me tour, S2S ran into lovebirds Terius "The Dream" Nash and Christina Milian. They told us they're getting married and planning to have an engagement party in the Bahamas.

Keyshia told us backstage that she wanted to give The Dream and Christina a shout-out during her performance, but she wanted to wait until they said something first. Well, they've said it, so it's official!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

The Dream was once married to R&B singer Nivea. The couple has a daughter together. This will be Christina's first marriage.


SAY WHAT?: Lady Gaga recent interview

Former Family Matters Star begins her own Family

Former child star JAIMEE FOXWORTH is a first-time mom after giving birth to a baby boy. The Family Matters actress and her boyfriend Michael Shaw welcomed son Michael Douglas Shaw Jr. on Friday, May 29th in Los Angeles - ten days after he was due. The baby weighed in at six pounds, 11 ounces (3.03 kilograms), reports Foxworth has most recently been in the spotlight after appearing on the U.S. reality series Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew last year (2008) to battle an addiction to marijuana.

But she is hoping her new arrival will help her kick her drug demons for good. She says, "This is the best day of my life. I am so excited to be a mother and I also look forward to getting back to work."


Kimora in Labor

Kimora Lee Simmons is in labor. She tweeted: “It’s time !! No turning back! At hospital in labor right now!! Love & Light, KLS.”

This will be baby #3 for Kimora and Djimon’s first baby. Congratulations!

Source: Twitter

Friday, May 29, 2009

MIXTAPE: OCEAN'S 7 3000 and 9 ISH

I Jermaine Dupri! I love confidence, I'm sorry. I've been anticipating the mixtape since I am a constant viewer of Living the Life on YouTube. Every last one of these FINE brothas keep me laughing. Their interactions are PRICELESS. It's just the day in the life of the Ocean's 7.

Jermaine Dupri’s modern-day Rat Pack supergroup dubbed the Ocean’s 7, 3000 And 9 Ish mixtape finally debuts.. Ocean’s 7 consists of JD himself (The General), singers/songwriters Usher (Delight) & Trey Songz (Songz 00711), four-time Grammy winner Johnta Austin (J. Sinatra), music producer Bryan-Michael Cox (The Texas Ranger), and rappers Nelly (Mo Green) & Tyrone Davis (Intynational).


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A Different kind of T.I. Paper Trail

Write T.I. while he is serving his 366 days sentence:
P.O. BOX 9000

Spike Lee says Do the Right Thing...

Spike Lee had an interview with Ed Gordon on Our World with Black Enterprise scheduled to air this weekend. In the interview he complained about “coonery and buffoonery” and both of Tyler Perry’s shows “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne,” comparing them to characters from minstrel shows.

“We’ve had this discussion back and forth. When John Singleton [made 'Boyz in the Hood'], people came out to see it. But when he did ‘Rosewood,’ nobody showed up. So a lot of this is on us! You vote with your pocketbook, your wallet. You vote with your time sitting in front of the idiot box, and [Tyler Perry] has a huge audience. We shouldn’t think that Tyler Perry is going to make the same film that I am going to make, or that John Singleton or my cousin Malcolm Lee [would make]. As African-Americans, we’re not one monolithic group, so there is room for all of that. But at the same time, for me, the imaging is troubling and it harkens back to ‘Amos n’ Andy.’”

“Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. … I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne”), and I am scratching my head. We got a black president, and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ‘n’ Eat?

One of the many attributes I simply adore about Spike Lee is how outspoken he is. We all have that right and he is very assertive in knowing that power he possesses. I've only watched a couple episodes of House of Payne and have not seen Meet the Browns however from what I've seen I would have to disagree with Spike Lee. The very foundation, I gathered, from House of Payne is FAMILY. How family interact during trials and tribulations. Now there are moments when it's a little over the top but "coonery and buffoonery" isn't what comes to mind. There are serious issues troubling our demographic. I understand that we must make people aware of what we take in and media is one of the largest consumption but Tyler Perry offers that laughter at the end of the day. That moment to reflect on the power of God, family, and relationships. Tell me what you think BLAKstar family...


NEW MUSIC: Ginuwine - Get Involved featuring Timbaland & Missy Elliott

This is the second single from Ginuwine's album, A Man's Thought which will be released June 23, 2009. He teamed back up with Timbaland and Missy Elliott for this single...what do you guys think of the single???

Ginuwine - Get Involved

Check out the dance teaser for GET INVOLVED!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Day 26 - Stadium Music

NEW MUSIC: Kristinia DeBarge - Goodbye

Check out the single from Def Jam signee Kristinia DeBarge. Her father is James DeBarge, keyboardist and founding member of beloved Motown ’80s group DeBarge.
The 19 year-old’s debut single “Goodbye” which is currently on #30 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Goodbye” is co-produced by Babyface and The Pentagon, who assisted on the majority of the album. Her debut album is set for release on June 30th.

Kristinia DeBarge - Goodbye

Click here to download Kristinia DeBarge's Goodbye!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not to close to the President

AP reports:
Secret Service personnel remove Brenda Lee from near Air Force One after Lee attempted to give President Obama a letter. A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday.

Secret Service personnel remove Brenda Lee from near Air Force One after Lee attempted to give President Obama a letter, Thursday May 28, 2009, at LAX. Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal.

She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. Lee said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that she wanted to hand Obama a letter urging him “to take a stand for traditional marriage.”

She said she asked a Secret Service agent to give the president her letter, but he refused and referred her to a White House staffer. Lee said she refused to give the staffer the letter. “I said, ‘I’ll take my chances if (the president) comes by here,’” said Lee.
Associated Press

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: The Dream Featuring Kanye West - Walking on the Moon

Ooooh I like has that "Dancing Machine" & "Rock With You" old Michael Jackson feeling

Another carjacking hoax blamed on a Black Man

The alleged kidnapping of Bonnie Sweeten and her 9-year-old daughter smelled foul from the start, said Shaun Mullen in The Moderate Voice. The media treated the carjacking tale “as if it were Armageddon on wheels”—a blonde, blue-eyed suburban Pennsylvania mom and her girl were reportedly snatched by two black men in a Cadillac. Now police say she made the whole thing up—she and her daughter were found at Disney World. It’s too bad real kidnappings of black children in Philadelphia don’t get this kind of coverage.

Let's hope they enjoyed Disney World, said Maria E. Andreu in the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger, because now Bonnie Sweeten is facing charges for calling in a false report to 911. But the rest of us should be ashamed, too, for failing to mend our ways after Susan Smith’s infamous false and racially-tinged report 15 years ago. “Our collective consciousness still holds stereotypes that make it too easy for the ‘criminal black man’ to be a short-hand we share.”

It wasn‘t just a fantastic story that allowed Bonnie Sweeten to make it to Disney World, said Matt Coughlin, George Mattar, and Jo Ciavaglia in the Bucks County, Penn., Courier Times. Sweeten, 38, apparently got hold of a former co-worker’s driver’s license. She allegedly used the license to buy the plane tickets without putting them in her name, which is how she got to Florida while police were still looking for a Cadillac that didn’t exist.


Father of 21 Children Speaks...

BLAKstar Throwback Thursday

Forget Octomom, Desmond "Drop a Seed" Hatchet is 29 Years Old With 21 Kids

This fertile dude pictured up top has eleven baby mothers and twenty one children. His name is Desmond and he is twenty nine:

As if Octomom wasn’t bad enough, a Tennessee man, 29 year old Desmond Hatchett has now fathered at least 21 children he can’t support. Hatchett was in child support court again last week. His name appeared on the dockett 11 times in one day, representing 15 of his children.

Hatchett says he wasn’t out to set a record. He says he never intended to have this many children, “It just happened.” He fathered the children by at least 11 different women and he claims all of the mothers knew about his large family. The children range in age from newborn to 11 years old.

The question Knox County officials now face is how to support all these children. Hatchett works a minimum wage job and by law the state can only take 50% of his paycheck for child support. By the time that money is split 21 ways, some of the mothers get less than $2 per month. That leaves the taxpayers footing a large portion of the bill for these children.

Even though Hatchett can’t support the children he has, there is nothing the state can do to prevent him from having more. Hatchett reports that he had 4 children in one year, twice. He says he’s done having children now, but only time will tell. He does say that he’s a good father and knows the names, ages, and birthdates of all of his children.

All of the blame can’t be placed on Hatchett in this case. One has to wonder about the women who chose to have his children. In the end, the children and the taxpayers of Tennessee will pay for their choices for years to come.

Source: Bossip

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Every Girl - Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine

NEW MUSIC: Jay-Z - Can't Cheat Death produced by DJ Premier

I am anticipating the release of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Album. I'm a huge FAN and you definitely can't knock the hustle. This release samples the track "Pray" from the American Gangster soundtrack. I love it! Check it out for yourself below:

Jay-Z - Can't Cheat Death produced by DJ Premier

Click here to download Jay-Z's Can't Cheat Death!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Richgirl - He ain't with me now

Richgirl is a four member girl group created by Rich Harrison. He is known for his hit records “Crazy in Love” Beyonce, “Soldier“ Destiny Child,” “One Thing” Amerie, & many more.

Eminem And 50 Cent on 106 And Park

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Intricate Paper Folding

Simon Schubert's embossed-effect images appear at first glance as though they could have been drawn onto the page.

Each of his works, which have been the subject of major exhibitions, takes a week to complete and they sell for up to $5,000 a time.

Mr Schubert, 33, admits that his early attempts were not always so successful but his persistence with the medium has paid off.

He said: "Most of the people who see the work are surprised that the pictures are created by folding paper, they don't believe it when I tell them.

"Many of them think I've used paint or pencil to create the affect of light and shade. But when they realise the pictures are actually folded they are quite impressed."

He is currently exhibiting at the Kudlek van der Grinten gallery in his native city of Cologne, where he lives with his wife Cosima, 37, and their twin two year old children Lilith and Kilian.

Mr. Schubert also has a display at Berlin's Upstairs Gallery where one room has been covered in 150 of Mr Schubert's designs - giving the impression the whole room is folded.

He has previously exhibited selected works at the Saatchi Gallery in London, including life-size sculptures of a man and a woman.

MUSIC VIDEO: Kanye West - “Paranoid” starring Rihanna


BLAKstar Topic Tonight @10pm EST

Tune in tonight as we discuss current in and share your thoughts,914-338-1556!

And now a word from Chris Brown....and Bow Wow

Well I didn't think I would hear anything from Chris Brown for awhile but he has hit the internet discussing future plans and he is joined by Bow Wow....Hmmmmm interesting. Check it out:

Not the best way to come back at the public if you ask me. I'm curious about this new album we shall see...


Toys R Us. from kwest on Vimeo.

BLAKstar Kanye West

Rick Ross’ “Rich Off Cocaine” Video Feat. Avery Storm

Ashanti singing for her Broadway paycheck

Here Ashanti is singing “Home” from her new Broadway play The Wiz. She is no Stephanie Mill but she doesn’t sound too bad at all! You guys let me know what you think. It seems to me that Irv Gotti dropping her from the label is not phasing her at all.

T.I. releases New Music

T.I. definitely tied up some loose ends before preparing to turn himself into authorities, Tuesday May 27, 2009 to serve his 366 day sentence. He married his long time girlfriend, Tiny and completed his re-release of Paper Trail titled Off the Paper Trail: Case Closed, which should be releasing later this year.

Here are two of the last tracks slated to be on the re-release:

T.I. - Hell Of A Life

Click here to download TI's Hell Of A Life!

T.I. featuring Mary J. Blige - Remember Me

Click here to download TI's Remember Me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter was taken off life support and pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, one day after she was discovered hanging from a treadmill cable in her family's Phoenix home, police said.

Exodus Tyson's 7-year-old brother found her Monday with her neck in a cord dangling from the exercise machine, police Sgt. Andy Hill said, calling it a "tragic accident."

"Our sympathies go out to the family," Hill said Tuesday.

The mother sent the boy to find his little sister, who was playing in a separate room. That's when he saw her in distress and got his mother, police said.

"Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there's a cord that hangs under the console — it's kind of a loop," Hill said. "Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it."

The girl's mother took her daughter out of the cable, called 911 and attempted to revive her.

The BLAKstar family prays for the Tyson family as they deal with this tragic loss.

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T.I. & Tiny wed before he has to report to Prison

It’s official according to The Urban Daily T.I. and Tiny are formally man and wife.

Clifford Harris and his longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, who’s the mother of two of his children, have officially said their "I DO" in a top secret ceremony. The two have been together since 2001.

In related news, T.I. is scheduled to report to an Arkansas prison at noon today to start his two-month sentence that stemmed from his 2008 conviction on federal weapons charges.

***Looks like all these marriage and engagement rumors as of late are a farce. T.I.’s publicist sent out a statement today saying the rumors of his and Tiny’s alleged marriage–originally reported by The Urban Daily–over the weekend are untrue:

Despite what you may have heard, T.I. & Tiny have not gotten married. reported that a source told them the couple got married in a private ceremony in Miami a few weeks ago. T.I.’s publicist, Sydney Margetson, told S2S that the news is “absolutely not true.”

T.I. and Tiny have been engaged for well over two years, and they are raising a family together in Atlanta.

There was speculation that the two were planning to jump the broom before T.I. reported for his 366-day prison sentence. T.I. began serving his time on Tuesday, but the two still haven’t tied the knot..

Source: S2S

New Music Tuesday

Electrik Red
All-girl singing group Electrik Red, paired with writing/production team The Dream and Tricky Stewart, have an edgy brand of R&B and hip-hop that they say will define the future sound of music. The girls' debut album is out May 26 via Def Jam. I (Shené) is feeling the single "So Good" so I will be anticipating to see if they can carry an album.

Lil' Flip

Certified, one of two Flip albums scheduled for 2009. I haven't heard too much from Lil' Flip and not sure exactly how his rhyming skills have enhanced since the "beef" with T.I. so anyone who is a Lil' Flip fan or copping the CD let me know what you thought of it.

Obama Selects Sotomayor for Court

President Obama has chosen Hispanic Judge Sonia Sotomayor of a Federal Court of Appeals based in New York as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Her background reads much like the President's.

Judge Sotomayor’s father died when she was 9 years old and she was raised by her mother, who worked six-day weeks to earn enough money to send her and a brother to Catholic school. She got into Princeton University, where she once said she felt like “a visitor landing in an alien country,” but graduated summa cum laude.

After Yale Law School, where she was editor of the Yale Law Journal. The first President Bush nominated her in 1991 to the federal district court on the recommendation of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democrat of New York, and she was confirmed a year later. President Bill Clinton decided to elevate her to the appeals court in 1997 and she was confirmed a year later.

Indeed, in nominating the first Hispanic justice, Mr. Obama may appeal to a large and growing constituency whose party loyalty is still very much in play. Hispanic groups have expressed excitement about the idea of one of their own serving on the high court.

On the appeals court, Judge Sotomayor has not been involved in many hotly disputed decisions, but one that she participated in is before the Supreme Court right now. As part of a panel, she voted to uphold New Haven’s decision to throw out a set of fire department promotion tests because no minority candidates made the top of the list. White firefighters who scored high but were denied promotion are appealing that ruling.

As a district judge, she briefly earned fame in 1995 by ending a Major League Baseball strike, ruling in favor of players and against the owners, who she said were trying to subvert the labor system.

The president reached his decision over the long Memorial Day weekend, aides said, but it was not disclosed until Tuesday morning when he informed his advisers of his choice less than three hours before the announcement was scheduled to take place.

Mr. Obama telephoned Judge Sotomayor at 9 p.m. on Monday, officials said, advising her that she was his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Later Monday night, Mr. Obama called the three other finalists — Judge Diane P. Wood of Chicago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Solicitor General Elena Kagan — to inform them that he had selected Judge Sotomayor.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Based on his hit stage play, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” tells the story of what happens when Perry’s iconic Madea character discovers a 16-year-old girl (Hope Olaide Wilson) and her brothers looting her home and sends them to live with their Aunt April (Taraji P. Henson), a hard-drinking nightclub singer.

Gladys Knight will play Wilma, a kind of matriarch of the neighborhood and singer at Marshall Baptist Church, where Madea also circulates. Knight, Marvin Winans and Mary J. Blige all will sing in the film, with Blige performing an original song penned by Ne-Yo.

The movie will hit Theaters September 11.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Michelle Obama's TIME

Our beautiful and intelligent First Lady, Michelle Obama has an open candid interview about her position as First Lady. There's an excerpt below from the interview as well as behind the scene photos:

Interview with the First Lady - TIME

Switching gears a little bit, I wanted to ask you about the, sort of the public perception of Michelle Obama to the extent that you have to grapple with it. During the campaign, the sort of prism was, Is she radical? Is she too negative? Is she this, is she that? And since the Inauguration, there's a Pew poll that says even among Republican women, since the Inauguration, since January, your approval rating has gone up 21 points or something like that, to high levels, even by First Lady standards. What do you make of that shift and how things have changed since then?
You know, I think that today there is consistency and probably a depth to people's exposure to me. When you're in a campaign setting, there's just a narrow prism through which people see not just the wives but the candidates themselves. That's why it never really bothered me ... because I got these questions on the campaign trail — Well, what do you make of this and what people said about that and that? — and I always felt like, Well, they just don't know me. [Laughter.] I haven't changed. People don't change fundamentally. That, I know as a grownup. You don't change in a year or two.

Kids do. My children change rapidly over months and years. But once you hit, once you're a grownup, you don't. Your life doesn't make these — you don't internally make these sweeping changes.

I'm pretty much who I've been for a long time. So that ... I just think that people have the opportunity to see all of who Michelle Obama is over a longer period of time. And hopefully, they like what they see. And I think they actually — to the extent that they saw all of me — liked what they saw then. It's just that ... because if that weren't the case, I don't think Barack would be President, you know?


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