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Just Like The First Time: Television Shows We May Love Forever!

March 24th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Television just isn’t what it used to be, is it?  First of all, the networks cancel shows so quickly if they don’t have sky high ratings that we never even got a chance to decide if we loved it or not.  But back in the day, shows had a chance to make us fall in love with them; so much so that we still watch them now! Check out some of the shows that may have come out years ago but still watch like they’re new!

The Reunion We’ve All Been Waiting For: Andre 3000 & Big Boi Together On A Frank Ocean Remix

January 12th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Okay, so it’s not exactly a reunion but at this point, Outkast fans will just have to take what they can get.

Last night, Rap Radar premiered “Pink Matter” the remix by Frank Ocean which features both Andre 3000 and Big Boi.  The original version, featured on Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange only had a verse from 3000. Big Boi revealed months ago that Frank Ocean asked him to be on the song as well but Andre  didn’t want an Outkast reunion to happen on anyone else’s song or album.

Luckily for the fans, Andre doesn’t necessarily speak for the group.   Big Boi has hopped on the song and those of us who have been waiting for anything that sounds like the group can take this and let it hold you over.   The reality is there will probably not be an Outkast album coming out anytime soon.  Andre seems to be interested in other things, primarily movies and features on other peoples’ singles and Big Boi…well, he can’t put an Outkast album out on his own.  They’re still under contract so they owe their label albums but as we know, many artists just sit that out for the rest of their careers.

Anyway, Miss Info has the song and listen kids, it’s pretty explicit so get your fans ready.

By the way, would you be interested in a new Outkast album or do you think their time has passed?

Respect The Crown: Artists To Pay Tribute To Prince In A Special Concert

January 5th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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If you live in New York or are thinking about making a trip to New York, make sure you get tickets for a huge Carnegie Hall special in March.

“The Music of Prince” will feature The Roots as the house band (band drummer ?uestlove is a lifelong fan of “The purple one”) and Talib Kweli will perform. The lineup also features (at this point) Booker T, Blind Boys of Alabama, Living Colour, Madeleine Peyroux and others set to interpret Prince songs.

Michael Dorf, entrepreneur and founder of many of New York City’s most legendary music venues, will be presenting “The Music of Prince” at Carnegie Hall.  The concert, which in the past has featured the music of Joni Mitchell, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Elton John, also serves as a way to raise money for various music education organizations, according to BET. This year’s recipients include Little Kids Rock, Young Kids New York, The Center For Arts Education and others

Tickets are already on sale for the March 7th show with prices ranging from $48 balcony seats to a $10,000 ultimate VIP package (that price allows you to get on stage with all artists for the encore, backstage passes, access to the afterparty and the best seat in the house).

Dorf puts on the show completely independent of the artist being honored and therefore doesn’t need permission to do the show but because ?uestlove has agreed to do the show, one can only hope that Prince will make an appearance. Besides, it raises money for children and everyone loves them!

If you’re interested, you can get your tickets here.

Sad News: Legendary Actor Larry Hagman of television show Dallas Has Passed

November 24th, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Even if you didn’t watch the show when you were younger (for some, you may not have even been born yet), there’s little chance that you’ve never heard of the primetime, classic soap opera Dallas. On Friday, the iconic show lost one of its legendary actors.

Larry Hagman, best known as J.R. Ewing on Dallas, died at the age of 81 years old.  His family released a statement saying that his final moments were very peaceful and he was surrounded by family members. Hagman announced last year that he was battling stage two throat cancer; no word has been given on the cause of death.

Hagman as J.R. Ewing was one of the most loved and most hated villain in the history of television, with Dallas airing from 1978 to 1991.  In fact, the “new” Dallas made its debut on TNT earlier this year and Hagman reprised his original role.  The show is currently filming the second season so they’ll undoubtedly take very good care of incorporating his passing.

In addition to his role on Dallas, Hagman also played Major Anthony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie, which ran in the 1960s. His costar Barbara Eden released a statement via her Facebook page sending condolences to his family and adding, “Goodbye Larry, there was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again.”

Larry Hagman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Maj, their two children and grandchildren.

Rest in Peace, Larry Hagman…we tip our cowboy hats to you.


8 Most Fashionable Movies of All-Time

April 18th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Come with us as we take you on a ride through some of the most fashionable movies in American culture.  In case you hadn’t noticed, movies have always had a huge hand in showing the masses what to wear and how to wear it.  Characters like Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly and Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw went down in the fashion muse hall of fame after viewers fell in love with their impeccable style.  But it doesn’t stop there? (Of course not!)  We’ve put together a list of some of the most fashionable movies of all time.

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Where Are They Now? The Cast of “Good Times”

April 11th, 2012 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If there’s anything I learned from watching Good Times, it’s that even when you think you’ve got it bad, you could have it worse–like the Evans family. I’m just saying, these people went through every bad thing you could think of in their housing project in Chicago (allegedly Cabrini-Green). From JJ getting shot, to James Evans dying and Penny getting abused and burned with an iron by her mother, “Good Times” gave it to you REAL. Realer than reality TV, and that’s probably why so many people adored the show, and almost 40 years after its first airing, still do. The show ran from 1974-1979, but if you were wondering what the cast is up to now (and not the 8 million people who guest starred), we’ve got you covered. As usual, be prepared to click.


Ja’net DuBois

Talk about being the coolest neighbor ever! The character of Willona Woods was sassy, smart, beautiful and had a joke for anybody who thought they were going to play her (that goes for you Bookman!). But aside from being funny and cool, she clearly had a big heart, taking in Janet Jackson’s character of Penny after finding out she was abused, and always being there for her girl Florida. After the show ended, DuBois (who sang and co-wrote the theme song for “The Jeffersons”) went on to do films like I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, and have recurring roles on shows like “The Wayans Bros.,” did voice work for the show “The PJ’s,” (she won two Emmy’s for her work) and most recently did work for the TV series, “G.I. Joe: Renegades.”


Vintage Evening Eye Candy: Sir Sidney Poitier

February 27th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Sir (Yes SIR) Sidney Poitier is pretty much a living legend. If you haven’t seen at least one of his films–the thought-provoking dramas, the hilarious comedies–you’re doing yourself a great disservice in more ways than one. Not only is he one of the greatest actors…ever, but you’re missing out on the opportunity to see him looking pretty gorgeous. As Black History Month comes to a close, we couldn’t leave out one of our favorite Bahamians. Check him out in all his greatness!


Take A Load Off: Cross-Body Bags for Every Style

October 22nd, 2011 - By Loren Lee
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Oversized bags are overdone.  If Erykah Badu was referring to you with her classic song, “Bag Lady,” then consider this your intervention.  Pack only what you truly need for day (or night) in one of fall’s hottest handbag trends–the cross-body bag.

If you consider your style to be classic, bohemian, edgy, artsy or glamorous, then click through the slideshow to find a bag and outfit suggestions that fit you perfectly!

Trust us, the weight lifted from your shoulders (literally) will be heaven sent.

The Birthday Girl: Our Top Five Whitney Houston Songs

August 9th, 2011 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Mark this day in your calendar people, it’s an important one: Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on this day, and today she rings in her 48th year. One of the most talented vocalists out there EVER has caressed our eardrums with her mezzo-soprano voice for years, becoming one of the best-selling artists to do music. And despite the slip ups she’s had over the years and a relationship we weren’t too thrilled about, this Newark-born chick has always been one of our faves. To help her celebrate her 48th year, we compiled a short list of our favorite Whitney songs. There’s so many bangers we could have gone on with this list for days, so we kept it short and sweet. Include any of your faves in the comment section and don’t forget to send Whit Whit some birthday love!

Our Favorite Teena Marie Jams

December 27th, 2010 - By Demetria Irwin
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Singer/producer/songwriter Teena Marie, born Mary Christine Brokert, died at the age of 54 in her Pasadena, California home the day after Christmas.  Cause of death is unknown at this time. Her 19-year-old daughter found her body.

Creator of 13 studio albums and best known for her powerful Rick James duet, “Fire and Desire,” Teena Marie had many other songs beloved by fans and critics alike. She even racked up a couple “firsts” for white people. She was the first white artist on Motown Records and she was the first and so far only white artist profiled on TVOne’s “Unsung” series. Homegirl was even signed to Cash Money Records for a while where she earned another gold album.  Her first gold album was 1981’s “It Must Be Magic.” Six of her albums went platinum.

Here are just a few of our favorite Lady T  tracks! What are your favs?