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Although they broke up and moved on with other people, we just can’t seem to get over these high-profile celebrity relationships that we thought were a match made in heaven. Here are 15 celebrity couples that we wish could have stood the test of time.
Kanye and Alexis
Before there was Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or even Kanye and Amber Rose, there was Kanye and Alexis. The Chicago rapper/producer met Alexis Phifer back in 2002 and the cute couple dated on and off for four years before West finally popped the question. After an 18-month whirlwind engagement the two went their separate ways citing his hectic touring schedule as the cause. West dated then-unknown model Amber Rose before settling down with the reality show superstar who is now pregnant with their first child.
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When most people think of the term “Blonde Bombshell,” images of silver screen goddesses such as Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow of yesteryear and even Scarlett Johannsen immediately come to mind. There is something about blonde hair that many people find fascinating, leading them to wonder “Do blondes REALLY have more fun?” and “Do gentleman prefer blondes?” as the movie by the same name would have us believe. Going blonde is not an easy feat to pull off for ANYONE who was not naturally born with flaxen strands, and it can be a particularly difficult color for women of color to pull off. Yet, there is a growing bevy of blonde beauties who are doing just that! Here’s a list of our favorite stars who have rocked out as blondes at one point or another and easily could give Goldilocks a well-worn run for her money any day of the week.
Although Bey has periodically drawn criticism from fans who have complained that she, at times, has been styled to look “too white,” she has rocked a variety of shades of blonde hair beautifully for the duration of her career. That’s exactly why she is a spokeswoman for Féria by L’Oréal.
I won’t pretend to know Eva Marcille’s whole life in this post but from what I do know of her relationship trajectory in the past few years, it appears the girl is running from something—something being a committed relationship. I know, sounds odd considering she was in fact in a committed, five-year relationship with Lance Gross — sans cheating. But from her recent interview with The Breakfast Club and the pattern her dating life has taken since then, the “top model” might be looking for love instead of looking inside to figure out what it is that’s keeping her from it.
Everyone was surprised when Eva and Lance unexpectedly split in 2010, so naturally Power 105 hosts had her dig right into that breakup this morning. When asked what really went down she said:
We were together for 5 years. When I started dating Lance, I was young and we were definitely in love but I don’t think either one of us were really ready to get married. I know that we were both committed to each other and he didn’t want to be with anyone else. I didn’t want to be with anyone else. So, naturally you feel like the next step is, ‘Let me propose’. So when he proposed, I definitely wanted to be with him, but I wanted to have a long engagement. And then, a year and a half [later], the wedding is coming up and we just wasn’t ready. He didn’t do anything wrong, he never cheated on me, I never cheated on him. He’s still a great guy. Whoever ends up dating him is gonna be very lucky. It just wasn’t my moment.
My first question after hearing Eva’s explanation was whose timeline were they judging their relationship by? Often, in a long relationship, you’ll hear one partner lament that they were ready to take things to the next level and the other partner wasn’t but it appears Lance and Eva were actually fine with how things were until they started adjusting their relationship according to what they thought they should be doing instead of what felt right for them. It’s not hard to see why that didn’t work out, but since then Eva has taken her love life in a completely different direction.
After Lance, Eva had a very public, and somewhat quick, relationship with rapper Flo Rida. Taking the conversation a very different route, Eva remarked that there was no way he left her for Melissa Ford because “[Melissa] realized that he had money after I dated him and decided that she wanted him. A lot of times women don’t give guys the credit necessary until they understand their bank account. And so, seeing that obviously I dated him, to other women that tells them that he must have money, or that he must be more successful than you thought. So now he’s eligible.” I saw a little gold digger red flag raise while reading that, but what’s even more interesting is what she attributes the breakdown of the relationship to:
“I didn’t want anything too serious. Flo is a great guy [....] but I had just come out of a very serious relationship and he got really holy on me and wanted to go to church all of the time and I was just trying to kick it. So, then he wanted to take me to church. Then the preacher was like, ‘You guys are gonna get married,’ and when I heard the marriage line I was just like whoaaaa.”
Again, just because the preacher said the two were going to get married didn’t mean it was etched in the tablet of life — or that it had to happen the next day. I’m confused what it is she was running from, and if rather than having her heart broken, as she told Sister 2 Sister magazine earlier this month, she’s been breaking her own heart by being scared to commit. Publisher Jamie Foster Brown asked Eva about a tattoo she has of a gun with four bullets which symbolizes each of the men who broke her heart and she said:
“I have a .38 Special on my left hip, and it’s modeled, actually, after my own revolver, and it’s a symbol of me now protecting myself and guarding myself. It’s a symbol that I’m going to take my heart and my relationships more seriously and I’m gonna have more control over them. Because I literally have been broken so bad that I felt it was like a gunshot.”
I think that’s an amazing idea, and though I have to openly admit I’m being a bit judgmental when I say this, I’m not sure the latest man is proof of Eva taking her heart more seriously. The now-reality TV star told The Breakfast Club of her current flavor of the year:
“I’m dating this guy, He is from Jamaica. He lives in LA. Very regular guy. Super regular. Gold teeth, tattoos. [He is] a music producer. He is just grinding out. He is on the come up.”
Now gold teeth and tattoos don’t automatically cancel a man out, but when the reason Eva decided to give him a chance is just because he had the cojones to send her bottles at the bar while she was in the company of other men and “can get them for free” — oh and he shut down a Steakhouse and “got a little respect in the city” — I have to wonder where her head, and heart, really are. She seems to have gone from a man she considered a “great guy” who was stable and making a commitment to her, to playing around with a guy whose money she appeared more interested in than his commitment to God, to now chilling with a guy who’s putting on for the city. Not to mention a guy who, in an upcoming clip for her new reality show “Girlfriend Confidential LA,” left her in a fit of tears when he couldn’t be there for her when she needed him.
All I’m saying is this doesn’t sound like a woman guarding her heart, especially when she’s taking a chance on her relationship failing under the all too real reality TV curse. It sounds like a woman on the way to adding another bullet to her tattoo because she isn’t comfortable being with men who really value her and want to make the commitment to her that she’s too scared to give back. What do you think?
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Some…most reality television stars are a dime a dozen. Producers find these people on the streets, on the Internet or audition rooms, and no matter if they have talent or not, they are suddenly on your television screen, intruding into your home, and forcing you to ride along on their journeys to be models, singers or millionaires.
But for those few who are talented, and manage to extend that 15-minute window wide, they achieve true celebrity, earn real money and garner awards for their talent. Notorious celebrities from “The Apprentice,” “Flavor of Love,” “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have been taking strides to remove the word ‘reality’ from the title ‘Reality Stars.’
The Queens, New York native initially gained fame in 2008, cumulatively earning more than 3 million as a lead player on the show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” –and was further popularized on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Nowadays, Leakes is busier than ever, achieving a reoccurring role as Coach Roz on the hit television show “Glee” and pushing shoes and wine. She recently turned down a featured spot on “Celebrity Apprentice All Stars,” but will be appearing on a new sitcom this fall on NBC called, “The New Normal.” Recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, Leakes has also just had a grandchild and is looking for a possible spin-off reality show under the patented name, “I Dream of Nene.”
“We Are No One’s Housewives”: First Look At Eva Marcille’s Reality Show, Girlfriend Confidential: LA
First called the “Eva Marcille Project” then “Taking Hollywood”, Eva Marcille’s new reality show is officially “Girlfriend Confidential: LA” and it premieres on September 3rd.
Famous for winning the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model, Eva Marcille (formerly Eva Pigford) is coming back to reality television this Fall. She’ll be the most famous face on the show, but it will feature her alongside her three friends — actress Denyce Lawton, interior and product designer Nikki Chu, and talent and brand manager, Kelly Marie Dunn — as they “navigate the tumultuous waters of love and celebrity life against the cutthroat backdrop of Hollywood’s entertainment industry”.
In the past, Eva has said her show will not be like the “wives clubs of sports”. She is hoping to portray the real struggle of the entertainment industry. Obviously she’ll be showing that “struggle” from the vantage point of having already made it enough to be the subject of her own reality show on Oxygen (likely because she has been on TV shows, movies and magazine covers), but we get what she’s trying to say.
Oxygen is hoping that many can relate to the girls and it’s likely this show will be pretty clean. Sure, Eva certainly brought the drama on “Top Model”, but that was 2006. Besides, this show is not competitive in nature and is supposedly about their pre-existing friendship. According to the press release:
“Eva and her friends are at various points in their lives, and they’re taking career risks, looking for love, and just trying to figure out the next step. Yet they know that whatever happens, they’re anchored by their unbreakable friendship.”
Sounds kind of like a reality show version of “Girlfriends” and everyone loves friendship, right? Let’s just hope they continue to write “friendship” into the script and don’t begin incorporating fist fights at the first sight of a yawn from viewers.
No matter what, judging by the sheer amount that continue to be created, viewers love reality shows and so this one has the potential to do well.
The six episode series begins on September 3rd at 11pm and the preview is below. (Warning: the beginning of this preview is definitely a scene ripped clean out of “Sex and the City” the movie.)
What do you think of this show? Are you looking forward to watching it?
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It happens all the time. We see celebrities wearing the most outrageous outfits, make-up and accessories. Instead of saying, “That’s inappropriate”, or “What on earth are they wearing?” We say, “That’s her style” or “She looks hot”. Meanwhile, we all know that if your average Jane Doe wore that down the street, eyes would rolling like bowling balls, and the word “rachet” would be used as much as a box of Kleenex. So what have some celebrities been wearing that would be committing social suicide in the real world? Here’s a look at some recent looks that only celebrities could get away with:
Eva Marcille has a new reality show coming to Oxygen soon and the “America’s Next Top Model” season 3 winner is letting us know from the get-go that it will not be like those shows we love to hate on VH1 and Bravo.
Humor Mill recently caught up with the star to get details on her show which currently has the working title “Taking Hollywood,” starring her friends and business women, music manager Kelly Marie Dunn, Designer Nikki Chu, and actress Denyce Lawton, and here’s what she said we can expect.
“The thing about television is, a lot of things are produced and clearly you have to produce a show, but this type of a show, it gels so well with Reality TV because it’s really our lives and us as friends,” she said. “You see the glitz and glamor of the finished product of what Hollywood gives, but you never really see the true struggle. And I don’t mean those that have rich parents or have that big heiress legacy, but those that traveled from across the world, that moved to California, that decided this was gonna be where they made their mark.
“We have each other to help each other out, so it’s not like the wives clubs of basketball or of sports, but it’s the friendship club of life and I think all women can relate to that no matter what it is that you do.”
Since this isn’t Eva’s first time appearing on a reality TV show, she says there’s no way anything you’ll see her doing in this series will be just for the cameras.
“For myself, a lot of the world knows who I am so I have already an idea, so it’s only so much faking you can do and even if I tried, all of you guys would pull my card anyway. But this is what we do for a living. We’re not showing you a script on a screen. I’m showing you what I do when I wake up in the morning and try to go out and try to seek work and sometimes I get it and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes it’s an epic failure and my friends help pick me up. [Denyce] has that same struggle and I think for us that are actually actors in the business it’s a little bit harder because there is this idea that you have…this preconceived notion that when you see I’m X, Y, and Z, then you watch the show you realize I’m not X, Y, or Z. I’m actually A, B, and C. It’s completely different moment so you get to see from what you thought something was to seeing the full spectrum of what life in entertainment really is.”
That aspect is what makes Eva appreciate reality TV, she says.
“The thing is — not to make this all a moment — is that it humanizes celebrities because you look at a celebrity and you realize it’s not a battery pack back there and they’re actually a person with blood and they need to eat everyday like everybody else and they’re human. So to stand around and take pictures for the next 3 hours is kind of like, tiring, but they don’t think about that. They’re like, ‘You’re a celebrity, do it.’ Now you can kind of see what a day in the life is and that we live the same life as you. We have to smile because if we didn’t we’re a b—h and it’s like, okay, I just had gas. It gives you an inside look at the entertainment beyond the glitz.”
The other ladies also talk about how they keep the show interesting without bickering and fighting and how at the end of the day they’re all friends in real life, which only makes me want to watch the show even more when it debuts this summer—if I can handle Eva’s personality that is. Check out more details from the interview below.
Will you give “Taking Hollywood” a try?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Chaka Khan’s tribute video to Trayvon Martin has the feel of Michael Jackson’s 1985 charity single “We Are the World.” The singer debuted the song “Super Life” to the world yesterday and she enlisted a ton of singers, actors, and entertainers to help spread the message about the injustice surrounding the teenager’s death.
From Eric Benet, Kelly Price, and Luke James on vocals, to actors and actresses like Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance, Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca, Loretta Devine, Eva Marcille, and Boris Kodjoe, the tribute is a raw video of the entertainers in the studio together wearing shirts and hoodies in the slain teen’s honor and announcing, “I am Trayvon Martin. Chaka Khan said the purpose of the song is
“to raise awareness in children and adults and everybody that you can’t judge a person by what he’s wearing.
“I really feel strongly about our children, period, and their safety,” she said. “We’re concerned about children’s safety.”
The project literally just came together over the weekend. Chaka Khan said within 48 hours everyone came out to Henson Studios in Hollywood to be apart of the effort. Since everything happened so fast there hasn’t been any mention of making the track available for purchase or where any proceeds might go, but the funk singer wrote this on her website:
“Celebrities are privileged beyond belief to have a public following. We have explored and exploited media to our own benefits. Now it’s time to exploit media for the benefit of humanity as a whole. As purveyors of content and media, we need to use our voices to stop injustice at the site of its origin.”
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There is nothing more statement making than a fierce haircut! Plus it takes confidence to rock a head turning do! Whether these fabulous ladies held their head high with a pixie or a bob, their cuts will always be one of my favorites.
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When you get to wear such fab outfits on the runway as a job, how hard could it be for a model to put together a few colorful and fun pieces and make them look good? In some cases, it’s very easy (Kate Moss), other times, it’s very hard (I love Jessica White but sometimes her looks can be a bit sloppy). So, with that, lets see if model Eva Marcille’s looks are hot to trot, or a hot mess.