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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Finally a decent photoshoot on ANTM! They have been really corny this season...

So here are the shots from the show last night!

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Melrose & Eugena

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CariDee & Michelle

So Michelle went home and that was an easy out...But Eugena's skin is irking me...the texture is horrible! I really have a love-hate relationship with Melrose...she can take a fierce pic but she gets on my nerves...CariDee I think is a front runner, but I am up in the air on this one. I don't think Euegna will win though!?


...and I just can't hide it!!!

It's time to ring the alarm! R&B mega-star Beyonce Knowles will hit the stage as one of the headlining talent for the 2007 Essence Music Festival, the nation's largest annual African-American event celebrating Black music and culture. She will wow the crowd with an electrifying performance on Friday, July 6, 2007, it was announced today by Essence Communications Inc.

"We are just thrilled to have Beyonce join us for our 'Coming Home' party as one of the headliners of the Essence Music Festival with what we know will be a one-of-kind performance at the Louisiana Superdome," said Michelle Ebanks, President, Essence Communications Inc. "As a groundbreaking artist with peerless talent, Beyonce is leading what is certain to be an exciting and unique Festival line-up ... what better way to welcome Festivalgoers back to New Orleans!"

Taking the music world by storm with her mega-star girl group, Destiny's Child, Beyonce made her mark in 2003 with the success of her solo debut, Dangerously in Love. Widely lauded as one of the world's biggest R&B stars, her appearance marks the first time Beyonce hits the Essence Music Festival stage as a solo artist. Her multi-platinum super group, Destiny's Child, performed for a sold-out crowd at the last Festival in New Orleans in 2005.

"I have performed at the Essence Festival with Destiny's Child and remember it as one of our best concerts. I am so honored to perform at the Essence Festival as a solo act upon its return to New Orleans, post Katrina," commented Beyonce. "Essence has been a true believer in the rich heritage of this amazing city and its wonderful people. My family's roots are deep in this area so this will be a wonderful reunion for us as well."

Beyonce will "Come Home" with ESSENCE to celebrate the 13th annual Essence Music Festival's return to its original home of New Orleans, after relocating temporarily to Houston in 2006 following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More exciting and talented performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the evening concerts are on sale immediately at, (800) 488-5252. For updates on performers, hotel accommodations, ticket prices and weekly promotions log on to

The 2007 Essence Music Festival is produced by Essence Festivals in association with Festival Productions Inc. - New Orleans and AEG Live. Essence Festivals LLC is a division of Essence Communications Inc. (ECI). ECI is also the publisher of ESSENCE magazine. ESSENCE, after 36 years, continues to be the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women.


Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are engaged, according to People Magazine.

“Eva and Tony are officially engaged,” Longoria’s rep told People. “The couple have never been happier.”

Eva, 31, and Tony, 24, a point guard for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, met in November 2004 in the team’s locker room following a game, after Eva told a local news reporter that Tony was her favorite player on the team.

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Mya is featured on the double-sided cover of Rap-Up’s Winter 06/07 issue, on sale now! Pick up the issue to see the rest of Rap-Up’s all new photo shoot with Mya where she rocks different hair styles and designer outfits by Valentino and YSL. The R&B songbird is single, sexy, and freely speaking about her alter ego (wait till you hear her name), relationship with Game, and beef with 50. Plus, find out what landed Mya in the hospital.

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Wow...Carmen Bryan is starting to hit the road with her act, I mean, "tell all" book! Here are some clips from her interview with Wendy Williams...I wonder if this will make her VH1 show?




Sandra Rose via Juicy News

Lady B [I think that is what I'll call her now!] was in Florida to tape a television segment for the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, which will air on Christmas day on ABC.

Doesn't she just fall in line with all the other princesses? LOL...F-A-B white gown!

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SO HOOD...LOL! Love ya Fanny though! She let's loose on this one, maybe just a lil' bit too much, but do what ya do mama!


LeToya Luckett covers the Dec/Jan 2007 issue of Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine

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She also had a shoot with Derrick Santini

These two are my the first one with the fir coat, very sexy!

More shot from the Santini shoot under the cut!


I love Beyonce as much as the next fan, BUT word is the Oscar buzz should be for Jennifer Hudson! She has been receiving RAVE reviews for her performance in Dreamgirls. One review I heard this morning said that Beyonce seemed flat in the acting scenes but shined in the performance scene [for obvious reasons] but that Jennifer as Effie "stole the show"...

Jennifer also received numerous compliments for being genuine and warm and just a down right sweet girl...

Here are some new promo shots, spotted at her revamped Official Website.


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Jennifer is also featured in the December issues of Essence and Vibe Vixen!


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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
She friggin' Rocks my Socks! LOL...

speaking of...Beyonce on The Today Show

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Okay fam! Because I loooooove you for visiting my site I am giving everyone a chance to win GREAT prizes!

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Here are the rules!

Below you will find a POP CULTURE TRIVIA QUIZ...simply answer the 7 trivia questions and email it to enter the contest. On December 15th I will select 3 entries for 3 awesome prizes...

First Prize: Autographed CD from Monica, Fantasia, or John Legend!

Second Place: A CD from Monica, Fantasia, or John Legend!

Third Place: John Legend T-Shirt

  1. Justin Timberlake has been nominated for 7 Grammys...How many has he won?
  2. Martin Lawrence's ex-wife Patricia Southall is now married to which dancing celebrity?
  3. In the classic movie "Friday," what was on Smokey's license plate?
  4. Beyonce's "Resentment" was recorded by two other people, name them.
  5. What was Nicky's full name on "The Fress Prince of Bel Air"?
  6. Destiny Child toured as the opening act for which group in 1999?
  7. What curvy girl group diva is featured in the video for Lloyd's "You"?
To enter, EMAIL ME with the answers.

Make sure to include you government name and mailing address...

GOOD LUCK!!! Deadline: Dec 15th

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Someone got to Ashanti's eyebrows and sideburns!

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She looks F-A-B during her visit to MTV's TRL...the make up is gorgeous!


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Rap mogul SHAWN ‘JAY-Z’ CARTER has reclaimed his crown at the top of the US album charts but sales of his comeback album KINGDOM COME fell just short of the 700,000 estimate.
The album opened with 680,000 copies sold, giving Jay-Z his biggest sales week ever and the biggest of 2006 by any artist.

It’s the ninth time he has hit the top of the US charts - a statistic that ties with THE ROLLING STONES for the third most number ones.

Only THE BEATLES (19) and ELVIS PRESLEY (10) have had more chart-topping albums.

SNOOP DOGG scores his ninth top 10 album with THE BLUE CARPET TREATMENT, which debuts at five and late rapper TUPAC SHAKUR returns to the top flight - new release PAC’S LIFE enters the chart at number nine.


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Listen to "Black Republican" Feat. Jay Z

Listen to "Hip Hop is Dead" Feat. Will.I.Am

Also don't forget to tune in to BET's Access Granted tonight, November
29, 2006, at 8pm to catch the premier of Nas' brand new video "Hip Hop
Is Dead"!

Hip-Hop Is Dead will hit stores on DECEMBER 19th

Check Nas' Official Site


Lupe Fiasco made the GQ Men of the Year list as the Breakout Man of the Year...kudos to you Lupe!

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Snoop Dogg was arrested Tuesday for investigation of illegally possessing a handgun and drugs as he left NBC Studios after performing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” police said.

The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and two members of his entourage were arrested around 6 p.m. after a search of his Diamond Bar home and car, Sgt. Kevin Grandalski said.

Police seized a handgun and some illegal drugs, Grandalski said. He did not have details.

The sergeant said the rapper was arrested for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing cocaine, transporting marijuana and having a false compartment in his vehicle, Grandalski said.

“He was in a car pulling out of the studio” when police stopped him, said Donald Etra, the rapper’s attorney.

Etra said he believed Broadus was booked at the jail for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He made bail of $60,000 and was released shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, about seven hours after his arrest.

That's like the third time in 3 months...not a good look Snoop!



Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Anyone a Real World head like me?? I am totally addicted...I guess it is my nosey nature. I just get a kick out of watching everyone else's forget about mine! LOL...

Well the new season started last month and it was a hot mess from day one...

Alex and Jenn have sex...of course after Alex made out with Colie! Plus a Black extreme conservative in the same house as a gay guy equals D-R-A-M-A!

Anyhoo...I have some cool quizzes for you to take!

Find Out Who in Real World Denver is Your Friend, Your Enemy, and Your Hook-Up.


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Which Denver housemate will you Love?