Friday, May 10, 2013
Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― ME AND MY DAUGHTER AT NATIONAL HARBOR. MY DAUGHTER IHANA AND I AT THE HYATT IN CHESAPEAKE, MD. WISHING EVERYONE A VERY BLESSED HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
Thursday, May 2, 2013
THIS IS SO FUNNY AND COOL FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THIS.
The star of Django, Peeples, and Scandal sits down with Parade Magazine to discuss her acting success, in an interview dubbed The Game Changer: On her work on the controversial film Django Unchained: I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story. On her recent work schedule: I had two days between finishing Django and starting up again on Scandal. It was nuts. That first day back I had to walk across the Rose Garden in heels. I thought, ‘I don’t remember how to walk like Olivia Pope anymore. ‘ I’d been barefoot in the woods for months playing a slave. On whether, as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, she is aware of President Obama’s view of the show: I haven’t wanted to ask the president his opinion of the show. But I have lots of friends in the administration who love it. We make D.C. look sexy and exciting. On her role in the new Tyler Perry-produced romantic comedy Peeples, and knowing when to lighten up: I’m a goofy person. That’s how I ended up in Peeples. Tyler Perry saw me joking around…and said, ‘I had no idea you were this silly.
Friday, April 19, 2013
After returning from a brief hiatus and making an on-screen appearance in the 2012 romantic comedy-drama flick Silver Linings Playbook, actor/ comedian Chris Tucker returns to the spotlight as host of this year's BET Awards. The Def Comedy Jam pioneer said he's honored to take on the role and is "looking forward to being part of a really great show." The awards ceremony will be a part of the new "BET Experience at L.A. Live," a three-day event that kicks off with a special concert from Beyonce as part of her Mrs. Carter Tour June 28. Other scheduled performers for the weekend include Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, the Jacksons and R. Kelly. The BET Awards is set to emanate from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles June 30 at 8:30 p.m.
Tia and Cory Hardrict celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by renewing their vows last week. Although the couple’s anniversary is not until April 20th, they decided to renew their vows early so their 1-year-old son, Cree, could be a part. “We decided to renew our vows as a way to strengthen the sacred promise we made to each other when we got married 5 years ago,” wrote Tia on her blog. “Cree was actually my motivation and inspiration to renew our vows this year. Cory and I have this new miracle in our lives now and I wanted to celebrate our love, and what our love together created – our precious son! I was so excited to have my little man be a part of this special moment.” Tia and Cory kept their renewals simple, having 20 guests and an intimate ceremony. Cree was dressed in white and watched as mom and dad once again made promises to love and cherish one another. Tia and Cory welcomed Cree into the world on June 28, 2011. He is their first child together. Last Saturday, Cory and I renewed our vows on a beachfront in Malibu, California. We’ve been together for 13 years and married for 5 (our 5th anniversary is coming up on the 20th!). We decided to renew our vows as a way to strengthen the sacred promise we made to each other when we got married 5 years ago. I think it’s so important to do that! Whether it’s having a special ceremony like we had, or just small things like surprise flowers after work or a handwritten love note, it’s these things that keep a relationship fresh and bond strong. Cree was actually my motivation and inspiration to renew our vows this year. I was so excited to have my little man be a part of this special moment. We kept it small and intimate, with only about 20 guests – of course, Tamera, Adam and Aden were attendance and I was so happy that my sissy and her family were there to celebrate with me.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger. However Wade's plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter. Kerry & Craig's co-stars include David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk. Tyler Perry seems to have taken the (publicity) helm of the film as producer, and we'll be seeing. WENT TO A SCREENING OF THIS MOVIE VERY LIGHTHEARTED AND FUNNY. VERY CUTE TO SEE THESE ACTORS PLAY FUN ROLES.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama has appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine for the second time, talking about family values and pushing back at critics who say she and the president need to socialise more. Mrs Obama, 49, was captured in the April 2013 issue of the magazine - which hits newsstands on March 26 - by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. In the accompanying interview, by Jonathan Van Meter, the First Lady summarises her relationship to fashion. Her style is mentioned only once in the profile, and in just one paragraph - insinuating perhaps that she has more important things on her mind. "I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That's what I always try to do," she explained. "I also believe that if you're comfortable in your clothes it's easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self." Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Michelle-Obama-covers-Vogue_13848040#ixzz2OIbqEYQI Beyonce aka “King Bey” recently did a full spread for the April Issue of SHAPE MAGAZINE! Besides sharing fabulous fitness photos, Bey shares her diet secrets, how she stays in shape, how she lost 57 lbs after having Blue Ivy, how she enjoys being a mother…. and when she and hubby Jay-Z plan on having more kids!! Nicki Minaj is debuting her new “toned-down” look on the April 2013 cover of ELLE. In the issue, Nicki admitted to ELLE that it wasn’t easy to step away from her over-the-top looks. “When I saw myself with barely any makeup on, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard,” said Minaj. “I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.” The issue hits newsstands on March 18th. *This month’s Billboard magazine’s Stars Tribute issue is set to honor iconic singing legend, Chaka Khan, for her 60th birthday and the 40 anniversary of her career in entertainment. The issue hits newsstands on March 16 and is the first issue published by Billboard magazine that features Augmented Reality—bringing print to life. “Chaka has always been an innovator as an artist,” says Tammy McCrary of Chaka Khan Management. “In today’s market, it is just as important to be innovative technologically. This is why we chose to partner with Printergize.” The new mobile app will go directly to www.chakakhan.com, where Chaka’s Billboard magazine cover image will come to life through the Augmented Reality app. At that moment, users will see Chaka introduce her 100 Days of Chaka campaign, which marks the 100 days from her birthday (March 23) to the anniversary of the release of her first recorded album with Rufus, “Rufus” (July 1, 1973), 40 years ago. This timeline will highlight daily, a series of historic moments in Chaka’s career, mixed with celebratory current events. The 100 Days of Chaka culminates with the release of “The iKhan Project: Alive!” on July 2nd. Tina Turner becomes the oldest beauty on the cover ever. The queen of rock 'n' roll, Tina Turner, proved she’s still got it, becoming the oldest person to cover Vogue Magazine. The legendary diva appears on her first Vogue cover for the April 2013 issue of German Vogue. Shot by photography duo Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer and styled by Nicola Knels, the gorgeous, Turner stuns in a modern silk blue gown by Armani, red pout and her signature honey blonde-hair. Even though her famous legs don't make an appearance, the cover says it all: "Simply The Best!" Oh, and did we mention she is 73? The “Private Dancer” singer snatched the title for the eldest person to cover the fashion magazine from Meryl Streep who covered American Vogue last year at the age of 62. Turner recently renounced her U.S. citizenship to become Swiss after residing in Kuesnacht, Zurich since the mid-‘90s. The diva recently told the local Swiss newspaper Blick that she’s “very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. I cannot imagine a better place to live. Tina is currently in the studio recording a new studio album, “Beyond 2.” We hope to look half this good at 73!