Monday, November 29, 2010

MTV DOCUMENTARY: NICKI MINAJ - MY TIME NOW






SEE MORE AFTER THE JUMP...


Sunday, November 28, 2010

ACTOR LESLIE NIELSEN DIES AT AGE 84

The famous actor who played the hilarious doctor in the comedy classic Airplane (1980) and zany detective in The Naked Gun comedies died at age 84 today in a hospital near Ft. Lauderdale where he was being treated for pneumonia.

MeaLee

via Fox News [Cleveland]
The Canadian-born Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York. With a craggily handsome face, blond hair and 6-foot-2 height, he seemed ideal for a movie leading man.

He quickly became known as a serious actor, although behind the camera he was a prankster. That was an aspect of his personality never exploited, however, until "Airplane!" was released in 1980 and became a huge hit.

Monday, November 22, 2010

SINGER TAMIA TALKS BEAUTY

I swear by the cocoa butter stick (gotta have it), petroleum jelly, sunscreen, 100% pure aloe vera (gotta have it), shea butter, baby oil, loofahs, Oil of Olay, water, and sleep. I hear things like olive oil, avocado, oatmeal, sugar, and banana peels are great for the skin too. What are your beauty must-haves?

Singer Tamia is featured on BET's Beauty Lounge where she shares some of her beauty secrets and must-haves.

Tamia's gotta haves?

La Mer Moisturizing Cream. - "I use Crème de la Mer because I like my face nice and greasy at night before I go to bed."

Tamia tells her fans how important it is to her that she protect her skin. "Whenever I’m out watching the kids plays soccer, I always make sure to cover my face with hats or a visor. It’s super-important to shield your skin from the sun when you can. You can rock a cute accessory while you protect your face"

For all of Tamia's beauty tips CLICK HERE.

Uptown Girl

Sunday, November 21, 2010

RIHANNA OPENS THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS


What do you think of her performance?

~♥Shené

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: BRAVE - KELIS



~♥Shené

Friday, November 19, 2010

NEW MUSIC: ADELE [SOMEONE LIKE YOU]

Her voice and music sends chills through me every time I hear them. I found Adele by accident a few weeks before her debut album "19" dropped via Pandora and boy am I glad I did. Check out Adele singing a new track "Someone Like You" from her next album "21" (being released Feb. 2011 in the U.S.)
MeaLee

Thursday, November 18, 2010

JAY-Z ON JON STEWART

Check out this conversation between Jay Z and Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, talking Decoded, and more.
Do you feel like, in taking that analogy further, that as rap's grown it's gone from _____ Da Police! To, Where The ____ Are Tha Police? - Jon Stewart
Even if I'm in a comfortable situation, and I want the police around, ...I know that there aren't enough police in the neighborhood... So I still have to speak to those issues, until they're all corrected, for all of us. - Hov

Uptown Girl

NEW MOVIE: RED RIDING HOOD [AMANDA SEYFRIED LEONARDO DICAPRIO]

This isn't the Lil Red Riding Hood your mother read to you before bed as child. No, this is something much more dark, mystical and it looks fantastic! The director, Catherine Hardwicke (who shot the first movie in the Twilight Saga) recently stated that this was not her idea but that of famed actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She told the Los Angeles Times recently that Leo thought it would be be cool to add a gothic twist on the classic story, ith the wolf being a werewolf and of course adding a love story to the plot. Not too long after his though Appian Way (which is owned by Mr. DiCaprio) began to make his idea into a reality. Starring Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood), Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons this one will be sure to please the Vampire/Love/Supernatural audiences.

MeaLee
P.S. Umm yeah I plan on going to see it.. #shrug 

New Video - Keri Hilson [Pretty Girl Rock]


Newest video off of Keri's new album No Boys Allowed. She takes us on a history of pretty girls rocking in different times. The concept of the video is cute and the song is catchy and yes I been rocking to it for a few weeks now. Tell us what you think...
MeaLee

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

IT'S ALMOST THAT TIME: HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS UNDERWAY

I'm a giver, always have been. I get a kick out of it and a sense of fulfillment. I may have to call off Christmas for most of the adults in my life this year though. I'm trying to be a realist too and it's real hard out here right now!! If you have kids, now is the time to be creative, but there are some affordable ideas out there.
Uptown Girl

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MUSIC: Black Eyed Peas – Do It Like This!




~♥Shené

TRAILER: "LIKE THAT" - FLY UNION X DOM KENNEDY

~♥Shené

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: ROLLING IN THE DEEP - ADELE



The first single “Rolling In The Deep” from Adele’s upcoming album 21.

~♥Shené

NEW MOVIE - [WINNIE] STARRING JENNIFER HUDSON & TERRANCE HOWARD

Watching the trailer gave me chills! JHud knows she is a bad girl! I can't wait to see this. For a long time I have always wondered what Winnie [Nelson Mandela's wife] went through while he was imprisoned for so long. Their story I know is a great one and she played a major part in it and I am glad that there is a film now to tell her story! Oscar buzz? Let's hope so!

As of now there no release date, but according to IMDB it will be released sometime in 2011 and is listed as in post production now.

MeaLee

HELP FOR TEEN MOTHERS?

Teen parents face daunting challenges. That’s why the Center for Healthy Families provides a holistic, coordinated system of community support for young mothers and fathers. Founded by Donna James (see photo) and lead by Toshia Safford, the Center operates using a collaborative approach, relying on various organizations to create a network of support.
The goal of the Center is to provide the teens with economic and social self-sufficiency. “We want to make sure that their foundation is sustained and engaged, involving the family, involving the community,” explained Safford, the President and CEO of the Center.


The Center collaborates with 9 strategic partners, which together form Healthy Families Connection. Participating organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Center for Child & Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus City Schools, Columbus Early Learning Centers, The Columbus Urban League, Impact Community Action, Directions for Youth and Families, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University - Access Collaborative Program. The Center is the hub agency in the collaborative and each core partner provides a specific service. The Center focuses on five core areas of service provided by the partners, including leadership development and education, positive parenting, assessment/system evaluation, healthcare, and mentoring.

The young parents enter the program via a hub system, starting through one of the strategic partners or through self-referral. The teens participate in an assessment and evaluation program, which determines if the Center is a good fit and level of commitment the teen is willing to give.

READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP
Christine

MARSHA AMBROSIUS [SEXTAPE PT2]


Ms. Ambrosius is all over her soundcloud account releasing pt. 2 of her Sextape [mixtape].
MeaLee

T.I. - NO MERCY [TRACK LIST]

T.I. has already begun his prision sentence but that won't stop him from releasing his new album 12/7/10 No Mercy. The new album features artists such as Eminem, Drake, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Pharrell and more and he just recently posted the tracklist. Take a gander at the list of awesomeness below.
 MeaLee

1. Welcome To The World (feat. Kanye West & Kid Cudi)

2. How Life Changed (feat. Mitchelle’l & Scarface)

3. Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown)

4. I Can’t Help It (feat. Rocko)

5. That’s All She Wrote (feat. Eminem)

6. No Mercy (feat. The-Dream)

7. Big Picture

8. Strip (feat. Young Dro & Trey Songz)

9. Salute

10. Amazing (feat. Pharrell)

11. Everything On Me

12. Poppin Bottles (feat. Drake)

13. Lay Me Down

14. Castle Walls (feat. Christina Aguilera)

NEW MUSIC: SWIZZ BEATZ FT. DMX &BUSTA RHYMES [YALL DON'T REALLY KNOW]



Uptown Girl

Monday, November 15, 2010

CAST OF THE COLOR PURPLE REUNITE ON OPRAH

Oprah Winfrey does not disappoint, ever. Her final season just gets better and better. Today she sat down to discuss her alleged beef with Whoopi Goldberg and reunites the entire cast of the Color Purple.

Uptown Girl


BLACK SWAN [MOVIE] - FIGHTING FAIR?

Black Swan is a new film coming out December 3rd that's already creating Oscar buzz. Starring Natalie Portman, it deals with the life of a ballerina, but more importantly, how women sometimes turn on each other. Chicks can fight dirtier than guys! Here are a few tips for avoiding your own black swan situation.



5 Don't's For Friendship

1. Don't talk more than you listen. This a golden rule. Sometimes all a friend needs is someone to listen, not advice, or judgement.

2. Fight fairly, if you have to do it all. Do not bring up things from 3 years ago, mock the other person, or say things you know will hurt them. Stick to how you feel, right now.

3. Don't be jealous or envious. Just don't. Your friends body type, relationship, financial situation, or career was meant for them, and yours for you. Don't hate, celebrate.

4. Give as much as you take. There's nothing worse than someone who always has their hand out. This rule aplies to all aspects of a friendship: time, favors, where you go, who treats, etc...

5. Don't gossip behind your friends back. This is just a no-no. If you really care about the person wait for the right time and the right words to settle any beef.
 
Uptown Girl
 

RACHEL STEWART ON BLAKSTAR RADIO WED. NOV. 17TH

FLYER DESIGN BY IMAGINE REIGN CREATIVE STUDIOS

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: FOREIGN EXCHANGE [MAYBE SHE'LL DREAM OF ME]

Foreign Exchange has recently released the video for their first single "Maybe She'll Dream of Me" off their new album Authenticity. To my surprise as I am watching the video who do I see but a good friend of mine [and fellow poet] Stephanie "Rhythm" Keene. The video was beautifully done and I do like the song very much. I was excited that FE was coming out with some new music and my excitement was kicked  up a notch when I saw the video. Check it out below and make sure you take a listen and pick up Foreign Exchange's Authenticity.

MeaLee

P.S I love the Inception references in the video lol


The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Official Music Video directed by Matt Koza) from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NE-YO WELCOMES BABY DAUGHTER


Ne-Yo and girlfriend actress Monyetta Shaw welcome daughter a little ahead of schedule. Ne-Yo reported via Twitter, "Much luv to my twit fam and everybody showin' luv to my new addition!! She's healthy and happy. Feels like I'm in luv for the first time."


Shaw reportedly gave birth late Friday, weeks ahead of an expected January due date. Mommy and baby are fine. Ne-Yo has an upcoming album, Libra Scale dropping November 22, 2010.

"Brand new baby, brand new album. Life is GOOD!!!! Nov. 22nd, around the corner!!!," says Ne-Yo. "Welcoming that lil' girl to the world last night defined for me what "willing to kill and die for" truly means. My world, my life,all hers."


~♥Shené


MUSIC VIDEO: "10 SECONDS" - JAZMINE SULLIVAN



This is the second single off Jazmine Sullivan's sophomore album, Love Me Back hitting stores on November 30th.

~♥Shené

NEW MUSIC: UK SONGTRESS ADELE TO RELEASE 2ND ALBUM "21"

According to Billboard.com the UK songstress will be releasing her sophomore album "21"on Jan. 24th in the UK and Feb. 22nd in the US. Ummm any of my UK friends want to buy this for me and ship it? The first single "Rolling In The Deep" described by Adele as a "dark bluesy gospel disco tune" written and produced by Adele and Paul Epworth will be released on Jan. 16th. The title of her first album "19" and second album "21" refer to the Adele's ages when the album's songs were written. 

Catch Adele performing live on Ellen on Dec. 3rd.
MeaLee

INSIDE THE MIND OF DERRICK SMITH: MALE MODEL


What is the definition of 'Dedication?' Something you put your all into. Something that requires much thought and effort. If you want to either better yourself or do something that will touch others, you must give it your all. That is exactly Mr. Derrick Smith mindset. Not only is he a model but a leader in his community working to better his surroundings and offer real solutions for some of the problems we see everyday.


How would you define Derrick Smith?

I would define myself as a leader, a workaholic. A man who would give his all and will not take no for an answer.

You have demonstrated your leadership trait in community programs in the New York area. Are you currently working on any projects now?

Yes I am I'm the executive community director of Obvious Magazine and we're going to be doing a project in the Bronx to help a school get the kids their uniforms and supplies.

Read the entire interview & more photos after the jump


ESSENCE MAGAINZE 40th ANNIVERSARY: 40 MOST BEAUTIFL COVERS




Picture_2
Picture_2I'm a ride or die Essence fan. There hasn't been another magazine that shows women like me on the cover, month after month. It's been the place to go to for beauty and health tips for my skin type, my hair type, and my lifestyle, for as long as I can remember, and often the only place. The business and finance advice relates to where I am and where I'm going. Much love to Essence for celebrating women like me, my mother, my sisters, my cousins, and sometimes even my brothers! Check out their choices for the 40 most beautiful covers.

 Uptown Girl

view more covers after the jump

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MUSIC VIDEO: "I'M DOIN' ME" - FANTASIA



Fantasia's latest track is off her third album, Back to Me which is in stores now.

~♥Shené

Monday, November 8, 2010

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! COVER NINA SIMONE'S "FOUR WOMEN"



In tribute to black women, Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi performed a cover of Nina Simone’s 1966 song, “Four Women”.
 
~♥Shené

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MUSIC VIDEO: "I'M A STAR" - CHRISETTE MICHELE



 Chrisette Michele's new album, Let Freedom Reign in stores November 30th.

~♥Shené

Thursday, November 4, 2010

NEW MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM: "MICHAEL" ON DEC. 14TH

News hit the internet like hotcakes today about the new MJ album entitld Michael being available on 12/14/2010. The album containing new (never heard) completed recordings from Michael Jackson will be released by Epic Records in conjunction with Michael Jackson's estate.

Tomorrow, an exclusive teaser of one of the tracks will be available on michaeljackson.com. On Monday Nov. 8th, the world premiere of Breaking News, a full track from the album [ecorded by Jackson in 2007] will be heard streaming from the site for exactly one week. The album is available for pre order via his website. Read the official press release after the jump.
MeaLee


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NEW TWIN BOYS FOR ANTHONY HAMILTON & WIFE TARSHA

Congrats goes out to R&B Soul singer Anthony Hamilton and his wife Tarsha on the arrival of their two blessings - Aaron Michael Hamilton & Nolan Anthony Hamilton! He let all his fans know via his twitter.

"Today I stand a proud father of twin boys! Aaron Michael Hamilton and Nolan Anthony Hamilton! Tarsha and I send out love to all God bless U!"

His joy and pride for his two new legacies was apparent as he later tweeted "My boys are already out siging me! I gots to be careful!"

Anthony already the proud father of Anthony, 20, Romero, 18, and Tristan, 13, he and wife Tassha announced in August of this year they were expecting twins this fall. 

MeaLee
 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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