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Doing The Most: Celebrities With Insanely Ridiculous Demands

June 26th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes even stars can take themselves a little too seriously and request the oddest things in exchange for making an appearance or scheduled performance at an event. Check out some of these celebrities with insanely ridiculous demands.

Celebrities With Insanely Ridiculous Demands

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey made her musical debut almost two and a half decades ago. Since then she’s sold over 200 million albums worldwide and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. That’s why the “Butterfly” singer had no qualms about her over-the-top demands. Before appearing on a talk show, Carey demanded a “staircase assistant” to help her navigate the steps and a $1,700 bottle of champagne. A recent concert rider revealed a request for a three-seat couch that should be a plain color, no busy patterns; eight tall, leafy plants; two vases of white roses; and a private bathroom.

15 Short Celebrity Romances You Probably Missed

June 24th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes it’s over just as quickly as it starts – it being these ridiculously short celebrity romances you might’ve missed if you blinked an eye.

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Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony tied the knot back in 2004, it seemed like a match made in heaven so fans were understandably shocked when they announced their split in 2011. J. Lo moved on to back-up dancer Cris Smart and they remained a couple until early June of 2014. While hot on the promo trail to get the word out about her upcoming album, Lopez started making different headlines. Reports leaked that Lopez had hooked up with “Dancing with the Stars” dancer and recent mirror ball champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. But as quickly as it started, things have seemed to fizzle out. Reportedly, Chmerkovskiy was turned off by the media attention Lopez garnered and was looking for something a little more low-key.

Why Are Sales For The New JLo & Mariah Carey Albums So Low?

June 22nd, 2014 - By Tonya Garcia
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JLo performing on “GMA.” Mr. Blue/WENN.com

Two of the biggest pop music divas around have released new albums: Mariah Carey with her latest “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which came out three weeks ago, and Jennifer Lopez, whose latest record “A.K.A.” debuted on Tuesday. Neither album is selling well. Carey’s sold 58,000 copies its first week and JLo’s is only expected to sell between 25,000 and 30,000, according to TheWrap.

The Huffington Post‘s  Matthew Jacobs tosses out a few reasons why there’s such a huge sales deficit.

It used to be a top-selling album had no trouble moving 100,000 copies or more. But let’s start with the reality that the industry has changed dramatically thanks to digital music. More people are buying singles rather than whole albums. And more people aren’t buying at all when they have the option of listening on Spotify, Pandora, and tons of other services that allow music lovers to pick and choose their personal top 40 without committing a dime.

Still, a big selling album isn’t unheard of. Says HuffPo:

In 2013, Lorde’s debut album ended its inaugural week with 129,000 copies sold, while Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” moved 270,000. In 2012, Adele’s “21″ spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1, Taylor Swift’s “Red” premiered to a whopping 1.21 million, and Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” held its own with 253,000 sold. 

And this doesn’t even mention the big opening for Beyonce’s album in December, which had people downloading “Drunk in Love” at 2am when it was released. Or Katy Perry, who sells massively.

Then there’s Jacobs’ ridiculous assertion that it could have something to do with them being women and, moreover, being divas. Lamenting “the diva decline,” he also notes that they’re both over 40. After making these sexist comments, he then points out that Madonna had one of her biggest album releases ever after headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. And Lady Gaga’s sales dipped dramatically for her album “ArtPop” and she’s no where near 40.

There’s no working around the fact that pop musicians (and hip-hop artists and musicians from a number of other genres as well) are making their money outside of album sales. From alcohol (Nicki Minaj’s Myx, for instance) to music that appears in ads, to concerts and special partnerships (like Beyonce and Pepsi), top-selling musical acts are selling things other than recordd. (Except maybe Adele, who managed to get people to buy multiple copies of “21″ because, c’mon, Adele.)

Both Mariah and Lopez have taken their brands to the perfume aisle, the stage of American Idol and beyond, so low album sales aren’t necessarily the end all and be all for them financially.

Maybe the issue is just that – GASP! – people aren’t moved to buy their music. Turns out that song with Miguel, “#Beautiful,” which was released eons ago, is on Carey’s album now. That didn’t catch on, if I remember correctly and I haven’t heard much about any other song since. And “I Luh Ya Papi” is basically that one sentence on a loop, no?

The problem could simply be that both women haven’t made a song that’s caught on enough to drive people to listen and buy. And now that we’re ready to talk about the “song of the summer” — Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is getting a lot of early talk — the time to release something catchy is now.

Your thoughts?

Is J. Lo Rebounding With Maxim Chmerkovskiy?

June 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It was just last week that news broke about Jennifer Lopez’s split from boyfriend, Casper Smart, and rumors are already circulating about a rebound beau. According to Page Six, the mom of two is already rebounding with “Dancing With The Stars” coach Maxim Chmerkovskiy. The two reportedly met late last year while working on a performance before the American Music Awards.

“They were definitely attracted to each other [back then], but nothing happened between them” because of her relationship with Capser and Maxim was dating supermodel Kate Upton at the time, a source claimed.

Now that they’re both single, sources are insisting that sparks have been flying left and right between the rumored couple. The two were even reportedly spotted meeting up at the Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles back in March.

“At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation,” a spy told Life & Style.

Jennifer, however, is denying the allegations. Yesterday, she responded to a tweet speculating about the quick rebound and made it clear that the rumors are false.

“No I’m not. (dating anyone new already)” she tweeted.

Rebound or no rebound, things are definitely over with Casper.

J. Lo & Casper Smart Reportedly Split Amid Cheating Rumors

June 6th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month, we told you that J.Lo’s boyfriend, Casper Smart, had been accused of cheating on her with a transgender woman by the name of Soffie Vissa. While the couple have yet to comment on the allegations, sources close to the situation say that the two have parted ways. Interestingly, the source claims that the two have been apart for a couple of months now, despite the fact that they were photographed together just last month at the Billboard Awards.

“It has actually been an amicable process that started a few months ago,” an insider told Us Weekly. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but they decided to stay friends…Their relationship couldn’t work with the distance. He started trying to establish his own life and career, and she is so focused on hers, and they just couldn’t be all about each other anymore.”

Another source tells TMZ that the split has nothing to do with allegations that Casper had been sexting with Soffie.

“Casper has been a single guy and can text or see whoever he wants, but the idea that he was knowingly texting a transsexual is laughable.” The source added, “He’s not that guy, but like a lot of single guys online he obviously likes to look at a ‘lil T and A.”

We’re sad to hear that their 2.5-year relationship may be over. Representatives on behalf of the couple have yet to confirm whether or not reports regarding the split are true. But as one source previously stated, Jenny seems super focused on her career right now. Anyhoo, we’ll keep you guys posted as further details emerge.

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I Ain’t Saying He’s A Gold Digger, But…10 Men Who Got Major Money From Their Famous Exes After They Split

May 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Women often get the side-eye these days when they seek large divorce settlements and support (including child) payments from their famous exes (or fling-partners in some cases), but in Hollywood, men often do the same thing. Here are 10 men who tried to come for the pockets of their former partners, and quite a few who walked away with millions when their highly publicized relationships ended.

Janet Jackson’s Ex-Husband, Rene Elizondo

In 2000, Rene Elizondo filed for divorce from Janet Jackson after eight years of marriage, which they kept a secret from the press and even from her crazy father, Joe Jackson. Elizondo went for as much as he could get, including profits from the Rhythm Nation album, property he claimed they were supposed to divide, and basically, any assets she acquired after their relationship began back in ’87. Reports claim that in the end, Elizondo walked away with $10 million.

J.Lo’s Boyfriend Accused Of Cheating With Transgendered Woman

May 29th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Jennifer Lopez is back making headlines for her romantic relationships.

According to Fox News, the singer and actress’s much younger boyfriend, Casper Smart, is being outed by a transgendered woman who claims to have engaged in a sexual relationship with him. The woman goes by the name of Sofie Vissa and has reportedly been bragging about her affair with Capser, which she says began on Instagram. TheDirty.com’s Nik Richie says his readers are the ones who hipped him to Sofie’s allegations initially.

“I reached out to Sofie and talked to her,” Nik told Fox411. “At first she was freaking out. In the beginning the mistresses never want anyone to know. Then, they get a taste of the fame.”

Richie went on to say that Sofie has photographic evidence of the fling.

“She has naked pictures of Casper, and is trying to sell them. I couldn’t afford them so I referred her to my manager, who now is representing her.”

Nik’s manager, Gina Rodriguez, did not comment on representing Sofie, but she has been doing quite a bit of tweeting about the scandal. Nik adds that Casper has been trying to do major damage control on social media since the news leaked.

“Casper Smart’s behavior towards me has been erratic. For some reason he blocked me and then unblocked me and then started communicating with me via Instagram,” Nik said. “He would reach out to me through his last photo using my handle @nikrichie. He would say something so I would read it and then delete it immediately after. It was truly bizarre.”

To add fuel to fire, Casper has also reportedly been deleting photos and unfollowing Instagram accounts owned by transgendered women.

“It’s obvious him and J.Lo are fighting over this. He has been deleting all the women and transgendered people he is following on Instagram,” Richie said. “He has been deleting more personal images of Jennifer Lopez and himself.”

Reps for the couple have yet to comment on the allegations.

Jennifer Lopez Given Icon Award During Billboard Music Awards; Shakes A Tailfeather In Sequin Catsuit

May 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Once again, Google has to be lying about Jennifer Lopez being 44…

The beauty took the stage twice during the Billboard Music Awards, once to open the show with Pitbull singing “We Are One (Ole Ola)” and also to perform as she accepted the Icon award during the show. The multi-talented stunner performed her new song, “First Love” from her upcoming album A.K.A and hit some interesting notes before being lauded in a video tribute by the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, and more. 

When she accepted her award from Ricky Martin and a very excited Iggy Azalea, she thanked a wide variety of people, and reminded the young people at home sitting on the floor watching the show to not be afraid to follow their dreams, because she did, and hey, look where that got her: international stardom, the opportunity to shake a tailfeather on stage in front of the world in a sequin catsuit, and an icon award. Winning! 

Check out her performance and share your thoughts! 


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Style To Steal, Or Girl Stop: The Best And Worst Looks From The 2014 Billboard Music Awards

May 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While this year’s Billboard Music Awards have been quite uneventful (sorry, it has been kind of dull aside from the MJ hologram performance), we always enjoy tuning into these events for the sake of checking out who was wearing what. Black seemed to be the big color of the night (even if black performers were slim to none), but there were some colorful and just flat out head-scratch worthy looks from a few folks. Let’s discuss the looks of the night from a few of our favorite people.

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Nicki Minaj

From head to toe, a toned down Minaj (and we’re loving these more natural looks she has embraced) was dressed in all black. Rocking an Alexander McQueen gown with a few risky cut-outs and a flash of underboob for the Barbs and Ken dolls, it was definitely an interesting look. I’m not crazy about it, but homegirl looks good! Steal!

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Selena”

May 5th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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We know we’re a site for black women but I cannot think of a single person, black, white, purple or polka dotted who doesn’t love and appreciate the biopic Selena. It’s arguably one of the best biopics ever made and watching it today in the office, I had so many questions. Plus, how fitting is it that today is Cinco de Mayo and Selena, as many of you know was Mexican-American. There were a lot of Google-able moments watching the movie, so I figured, why not share the info with you, our lovely readers.