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Co-Star Couples? Fantasia Cozies Up To Dule Hill; Condola Rashad Addresses Rumors She’s Dating Orlando Bloom
Can’t people work together without folks claiming they’ve got something else going on!?
The answer is no.
Just kidding! But “love” is in the air between co-stars of the stage, Fantasia and Dule Hill. And of course, there have been rumors circulating for a while now about Condola Rashad and her Romeo and Juliet co-star, Orlando Bloom, ever since he split from wife Miranda Kerr.
Fanny and Dule Hill have had people speculating about their status ever since they went to the after party for opening night of their Broadway musical, After Midnight. His arm stayed pretty low on her hip (it was basically on her a** at the party), and the duo looked pretty close and cozy on the red carpet.
But a photo just surfaced from two days ago where the two were once again seen being a bit on the flirtatious side. She simply captioned the photo, “We Acting Crazy.”
After the last relationship Fantasia was in, I’m kind of digging Dule for her. But she ought to tread lightly because the actor, like Orlando Bloom, just went through a separation (and Necole Bitchie says they’re divorced but it hasn’t been confirmed) this time last year. But if he’s emotionally ready, and so is she, they would definitely make a cute couple.
*UPDATE* Fantasia actually posted a picture on her Instagram that says “Hello My Name Is “SINGLE” and she captioned it with “I Love My New Name.” So I guess there might not be anything going on after all…but you never know!
But as for Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom, homegirl says they will never be a “cute couple,” because they’re just friends and that’s that. After Bloom’s split from Kerr, folks were wishing and hoping and praying that Rashad was going to be his new lady, but she told the UK’s The Mirror that despite a past crush on the actor when she was 14, they’re professionals, and nothing is going on now.
“It’s been wonderful working together. He’s extremely talented and very hard working.
Orlando and I are co-workers and friends, that’s all.
The fact anyone thinks anything more I guess means we’ve done a good job portraying passion and love in our performance.
People are addicted to shock and extra drama so they’ll go to any measure to credit that.”
Even though they’re not making some type of love connection, Bloom is still available ladies (Though there are rumors he might work things out with Kerr, which would be nice)! Go check out their Broadway show, Romeo and Juliet, which closes on December 8, and maybe you can make your own love connection happen. Unless of course, you buy nosebleed section seats, because he probably won’t be able to see you giving him the eye from that far away…
What do you think of Fantasia and Dule? What about Condola and Orlando?
Ain’t nobody heard from Young Dro in years mbut the “Shoulder Lean” rapper is definitely making his thoughts known when it comes to his ex Fantasia and her next man, not to mention the father of her child, Antwaun Cook. When the Atlanta native talked to Bossip about his old boo thang, he sounded like he might be harboring a little animosity toward his replacement, which might mean he wants his booski back. He told the site:
“[Antwaun] was a rebound. She was still wanting me. She went from like a gangsta – see I’m a street ni**ga. I don’t know what kind of guy he is, but because we’re cool he just couldn’t handle my persona, my feng shui, my profile, you feel me? But all the while, I’m looking at this ni**a like, you look like you sell pens, no. 2 pencils and pens. How did she go from swag to dag?
“But I was there for her during her pregnancy when that ni**a was acting lame. That’s my girl forever. She could bust out singing and I’d start crying. I’ve never met a girl like her and I’ll forever be her friend.
It’s kind of hard to say aww amid all the n-bombs and street talk, but awww. The truth is, Young Dro isn’t really lying. Antwaun was and continues to act lame to this day — remember the man is married — and it’s sweet of Dro to say he’ll always be Fannie’s friend and he never met anyone like her. Part of me wants to say maybe these two should give it another round because lord knows Fantasia deserves a good man in her life, buuut I’m thinking the language barrier may not make for such a good relationship.
Check out Young Dro clowning Antwuan in the video below. What do you think about what he said?
If you follow Fantasia on Instagram, you know the “American Idol” winner’s artistry has grown tremendously over the past year, and her new single, “The Side Effects of You,” written by Emeli Sande, is a tell tale sign of her maturity as a vocalist. The song describes the issue of codependency between a couple as Fantasia melodically describes her significant other as a man who is supposed to be a cure for her alignments. As the song reaches the chorus we learn he is the reason for her feeling sick. She learns it’s the “side effects” of him that are keeping her from not becoming better.
Fans of Fantasia usually note her as a soulful songstress who can be identified by her “catch-the-spirit” riffs, but on this record, Fantasia enunciates every word, and her crystal-clear voice translates the tone of “The Side Effects of You” without the R&B drama of hooting and hollering. If Fantasia keeps this up she will give other R&B divas a run for their money — like she always has.
Click below to experience “The Side Effects of You” from Fantasia’s fourth studio album. What do you say, pass or play?
YAAAAAASSSS to this! That baby can “sang!”
Fantasia enlisted the help of her girl Missy to perform the popular single “Without Me” on 106 & Park last night. As my “YAAAAAASSSS” implies, the two women definitely killed it when they opened the show with the hit. Fanny’s vocals were on point, as were her background singers’ voices as they took over Kelly Rowland’s verse since she wasn’t available. And what can you say about Missy? Energy is always on 10.
Dressed in black leather with her background singers, and showing off her edgy haircut (the half-shaven haircut that can’t seem to bow out gracefully), Fantasia growled and danced and just had a gool ‘ol time on the main stage. When talking about the song’s inspiration later while being interviewed by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons, she said she was “feeling some type of way” about a certain somebody when she made it:
“When I recorded ‘Without Me,’ I was feeling some type of way that day. I got a little phone call and I remember going back into the studio like, ‘Yo, I need a record that’s gonna give me some club feel. I want to go a little hood, I want to get a little ratchet.’ You know what I’m talking about.”
She definitely had more fun on this track than any of the songs I’ve heard her put out recently, and it has been a huge club banger. Check out Fanny and Missy’s performance above and let us know if you were grooving as much as we were around these parts!
Soundcheck is a singer’s best friend, and when folks aren’t allowed the time to fully prepare for an upcoming performance, the results can be messy. According to TheYBF.com, that’s exactly what happened for Fantasia during a concert last night at Atlanta’s Civic Center, which she did alongside TGT. Billed as the “special guest” for the show, Fantasia performed before TGT, but it seems that Fantasia hadn’t been given the proper amount of time needed to prepare. Because of that, she had a few hiccups during the show that she eventually couldn’t ignore.
According to TheYBF, they claim that Fantasia was not allowed to do a soundcheck at all. During the show, fans say her mic was cut at times and the singer on her own noticed that the microphones of her background singers were turned off when she performed “Lose To Win.” She reportedly exited the stage in irritation after that. However, at some point in the performance, Fantasia was taped telling concertgoers that there’s a deeper, petty reason her performance wasn’t going as planned, and that while she doesn’t mind working with people and performing alongside them, sometimes the feeling clearly isn’t mutual:
“My background singers said they can’t hear. Here is the problem, ATL, and I’m gonna keep it real, real, real. Sometimes they allow us to get our soundcheck, and sometimes they don’t. That just only lets me know one thing, and I’m gonna keep that to myself. We are not haters. We like to perform with people, but sometimes they don’t like to perform with us.”
So why didn’t she get a soundcheck? The impression given by TheYBF and through Fanny’s statement to the crowd was that it possibly had something to do with the fellas of TGT. Later on in the evening, Fantasia’s manager Brian snapped a picture with Tank, and he captioned it with this: “My looooong time friend Tank @therealtank and I after the show. Great solo artist follow and support him.” This would be all nice and sweet if it weren’t for the fact that Tank wasn’t working as a solo artist for the show, but with Ginuwine and Tyrese…
All in all, we’re hoping these were glitches and not some issues caused by some issues between Fanny and Tyrese and Ginuwine. But don’t feel bad, girl, after some of their recent performances, we know TGT could use all the soundchecks and practices they can get…
Soulful crooner Fantasia is gearing up to hit the Broadway stage in the jazz-inspired musical, After Midnight.
Directed by Warren Carlyle, the musical is set to showcase the work of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club.
Fantasia will be the first of many guest headliners starring in the production and is scheduled to play performances through February 9, 2014.
The last time fans saw the American Idol alum on Broadway was in 2007′s The Color Purple, in her role as Celie.
Go ahead Fantasia! She is a true testament to what a change in your mind, body and spirit can do for your life. She’s looking better than ever and her career is really starting to go in a direction we always hoped it would for her.
You can check out the rest, including opening dates for After Midnight over on Essence.com.
If you’re like us, you are probably a big fan of “Without Me” and Fantasia’s whole album, Side Effects of You. It’s the standout banger that only a feature from Missy could provide and now we have visuals to put with the anti-scrub anthem. The video was directed by the duo Gomillion & Leupold, and in it, the ladies are in all black, all leather everything, showing off their dance moves (even Fantasia) and harmonizing about ungrateful men they helped put on.
It’s one of Fantasia’s sexiest videos yet as she shows of her trim figure, muscular legs, and ever-changing hair. Kelly Rowland of course always looks stunning so there’s nothing new to report, and Missy, who has been in and out of the scene for the last few years, is looking good too in one of her usual funky tracksuits. The song is the second single from the album, and Fanny spoke recently about the inspiration behind it, which came from a phone call she received while in the studio that pissed her off:
“I got a call earlier that day that pissed me off and we were at the studio. We weren’t even supposed to record. The studio was full of guys and so I remember coming in after getting off the phone, and I told my producer, I just need you to get on the keys. I need to go in. I need something hard, I need something hood and so he began to create the track.
You stuntin’! Everything you doing, I put you on to that! So, you stuntin’, where would you be without me. Go ahead and get your shine time now, but it’s going to die soon because there is no talent. You are just stuntin’ because of me.”
So there you have it! Check out the video for yourself and let us know if you’re feeling it, and if it’s a pass or play for you.
With millions of adoring fans and millions in the bank, celebrities may seem to have it all but behind closed doors, they have their dark moments too.Here’s a list of stars who have survived suicide attempts.
Paris Jackson lived a life relatively outside of the spotlight until her very famous dad suddenly passed away in June 2009. Since then, the King of Pop’s only daughter has struggled to deal with his death. To make matters worse, the 15-year-old is expected to stand trial at the lawsuit her family has filed against Jackson’s concert promoter later this month. Early Tuesday morning the younger Jackson was rushed to the hospital after trying to take her own life. She reportedly slit her wrist and took a large amount of aspirin pills. Grandma Katherine’s rep has released a statement on the teen: “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
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Before you even get to any pictures, the bio on Fantasia’s Instagram page reads as follows:
“It SADDENS ME that Most of you will Only Come On to say Negative things. My Kids are Covered and so am I Hate On Mofos But Im the Queen of this THRONE.”
And last night, we discovered just how true that bio is. Yesterday, Fantasia posted the above picture of her daughter Zion with the caption “My Girl <3.” While this seems like an innocent picture, it was only a matter of time before one of Fantasia’s followers, Tee Tee* left a comment insulting both Zion and Fantasia.
By the time I got to the picture, the user’s comment had been deleted but from reading the responses to it, it was clear that this user had a problem with Zion’s hair. And in deeming it too grown she also attacked her intelligence. Again, I didn’t read it but if I had to guess she probably said something along the lines of her hair is blah blah and she probably can’t even blah blah in school. I’m guessing this because Fantasia’s fans immediately came to Zion’s defense, saying that it was none of this user’s business how Zion wears her hair and that she is an honor student.
The thing about celebrities and social networking is that folks rarely think the celebrity will actually see their comment. But clearly, going out of your way to leave a comment means you somehow want the attention. Well, in this instance, not only did Fantasia see the comment, she responded to this user and hopefully made her a better woman and mother in the process.
Fantasia went to the user’s page and posted a picture of she and her daughter on her own Instagram account. But instead of insulting the woman and her daughter, she had this to say:
*TeeTee Is a Mother as Well as a Black Women. It Saddens me when a Beautiful Black Women with a Beautiful Black Young Baby comes on another Black Women page and Speaks Negative about her Beautiful Black Young Lady… Let Me say this Mama if 1 person comes on this pic and comments negative about your Baby what would you do? How would you feel? Well let me tell you how I Feel (Anger, Rage and ready to Fight). I’m not going to play this mean and evil game with you or any 1 else. I’m a tell you how Pretty your Little Girl is, I’m a say I Pray she Grows up to be everything GOD as predestined Her to Be, I’m a say that I pray Angels watch Over You, her and all your Love 1s. I’m going to pretend you didn’t just GO INNN on my Baby Girl picture… I’ll just Say God Bless You as A Mother and as A Black Sister… From another Sister. Your Girl is Very Pretty
Some of you, like a couple of Fantasia’s Instagram followers, will argue that she shouldn’t have even dignified this woman’s mean and hateful comment with a response. That’s understandable. But if Tee Tee deleting her comment was any indication, I’d say that the message got through.
But even if it didn’t, let this serve as a reminder that celebrities are real people with real feelings but most importantly it is really and truly morally despicable to talk about someone else’s child, especially when you have one of your own. Fantasia could have easily talked about this woman’s daughter, whether it was true or not, and many of her fans would have cosigned the foolishness as karma; but instead she took a moment to compliment and educate this woman about her lapse in judgement. Much respect and God bless Fantasia for this.
*I won’t include her real user name here, though you can find it on Fantasia’s Instagram page.
Artists Who’ve Had A Few Ups And (Quite A Few) Downs In Their Careers Who Still Deserve To Win In The Long Run
It’s hard to stay relevant in the music industry. Every day there is a new face ready to drop their clothing and sing with auto-tune that can easily catch the attention of the masses and take it away from true talent. Nobody knows that more than these artists, who’ve had major highs in the industry, and quite a few lows as well. They’ve managed to bounce back and forth over the years, some finally getting positive shine, but their talents are so worthy, we just want to see them win in the long run. How about you?
Currently, Brandy is doing big things. She’s got a regular casting role as Chardonnay on The Game, recently put out a critically acclaimed album, Two Eleven, and she got engaged to music exec Ryan Press during the holidays late last year. But as we all know (and you can watch the Behind The Music) episode for further confirmation, things haven’t always been a winning situation for the singer. There was the fatal car accident, the fake marriage scandal, the reality show that didn’t paint her or her brother in the best light, and a fickle listening audience who stopped checking for her. Now that she’s regained a good amount of relevance, we’d love for her to keep it. B Rocka’s voice has always been one of our favorites!