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A diva is the female version of a hustler. – Beyonce
Looking at celebrities, it’s quite easy to see the glitz and glam, but not the hard work it took to achieve success. There definitely are some who have it a little easier as they might come from wealth, or had a guaranteed foot in the door. There are, however, many who had to work hard to build their brand after failed ventures, personal struggles, or whatever else made their road to success bumpy.
The name of the game is longevity and it often comes by diversifying both your talents and reach. If you have been looking for ideas to grow your business opportunities, take a look at these celebs and how they grew their empires.
”So long as she’s honest and speaks from the heart and just is herself, I think she’ll be fine,” J.Lo told “Entertainment Tonight.”
”I always kind of just spoke right from the heart, and how I would want someone to speak to me if I was in that position. It’s just about being relaxed and being honest, and being yourself,” she said. “If you try and think too much about what people might think or what you’re saying too much, I think you get lost.”
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In its annual rankings of the world’s (read:America’s) most powerful celebrities, Forbes determined that Jennifer Lopez is the most influential person in show business today. I know she’s sitting pretty as an American Idol judge these days but being ranked as the most powerful celebrity in the world? I beg to differ. J.Lo’s music and style have very little influence in pop culture, relatively speaking.
The fourth ranked celebrity, Rihanna, makes much more sense. Although her records always struggle to gain a foothold on the pop charts, it’s no question how much her style choices weigh in on popular demand and taste. Although we see much less of Oprah these days, as she’s not actively picking books and her favorite things on her past wildly popular show, the cable CEO is ranked second. She’s still raking in the dough big time although OWN is in debt. She reportedly made $165 million in the last year.
The lowest-earning celebrity to crack the top ten list is Kim Kardashian. The
fake reality star made $18 million and ranked number 7 on the list even though it seems that everyone seems to love to hate her family.
Forbes considers financial earnings, press rankings, and social media rankings to calculate the list. Here’s the top ten. To see the full list, go to Forbes.com.
1. Jennifer Lopez, $52 million
2. Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
3. Justin Bieber, $55 million
4. Rihanna, $53 million
5. Lady Gaga, $52 million
6. Britney Spears $58 million
7. Kim Kardashian $18 million
8. Katy Perry, $45 million
9. Tom Cruise $75 million
10. Steven Spielberg, $130 million
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Yes, we discuss celebrities on a fairly regular basis…no question. But sometimes – sometimes – they make it so you just can’t (or don’t or won’t) ignore them. For instance, we love some celebrity couples and even more, we love how we have to draw our own conclusions about their relationship versus them telling us so much. But some couples just always want us to know about them so guess what? I’m hear to give them that shine!
Here are a few couples that continue to make sure they stay in the spotlight despite us sometimes wishing they’d just keep it behind the scenes!
What does it mean to act like a lady but think like a man? There are a myriad ways to respond to that question. Maybe it involves putting your career and business before a relationship. Or maybe it means downplaying the rules that govern how women are supposed to act when it comes to dating. These following women definitely defy the stereotype of the typical female. They are both serious about their business and seriously think outside of the box when it comes to their love lives. In other words, they exercise the freedoms and attitude that are typically afforded to men.
Madonna is the quintessential alpha female and has definitely upped the standards for women in the entertainment industry. and the A-type personality of a woman who pushed herself into world domination as a pop star. She gets what she wants and she knows how to do it with panache and finesse. And, oh yeah, her romantic life definitely reflects a woman in charge. She’s been married twice and after her last divorce from Guy Richie, she didn’t slow down her romantic life. The 53-year-old is dating 24-year-old dancer Brahim Zabat. How’s that for thinking like a man!
Try as you might, you can’t always save your friends from making a bad mistake, especially when it comes to men. Sure, everyone fumbles through life and love and you never claimed to be a marriage guru, but sometimes your girl can be so head over heels in love that she misses the most obvious red flags.
A celebrity is no different, except of course, her missteps are put on blast. Watching an odd couple tie the knot is like watching a train wreck from a distance: scary, exciting and a guilty form of entertainment. The next seven women were clearly delusional when they said, “I do.” And by delusion, I mean romantically intoxicated.
Whether you are a fan of celebrities who transform into clothing designers or not, you have to give them some credit for their time management and large amount of commitment to take on another endeavor. Sure it’s all for money, but some of these singers, actors, songwriters, socialites, mothers, fathers and models have created beautiful and successful lines. Now the fourth largest industry in the world, the fashion industry brings in $400 billion a year. Take a look at these 10 celebrities turned fashionistas (and fashionist-ers), and see what you think!
For many, penning hits and creating music is just a far fetched dream on par with the fantasy of becoming an international pop star. Sure, songwriting is not a common occupation but for those who are focused and who have a knack for words, it is possible.
Songwriter Makeba Riddick started seeing her dreams come to life by the age of 20, when the song she wrote for Jennifer Lopez “All I Have” hit number one on the charts. Since then, the trained musician has been living a pretty charmed life as a songwriter, having gone on to write more hits for the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Fantasia. TAP correspondent Brandi Fowler caught up with the Roc Nation singer and songwriter to talk about how she broke into the business and how she maintains her craft.
From the plethora of music videos to other media images featuring women with hefty rears, we’ve safely concluded one thing about black men: They love, and are in some ways obsessed, with big butts.
While this statement may hold some truth, black men’s obsession with big butts may not be as much of an obsession as some think. Sure, most men may like a woman with a round derriere; but the more mature and conscious a man becomes, the more he realizes that a woman needs to have more than a ‘big butt and a smile’ to keep him satisfied.
So are men really as obsessed with big butts as we think?
Read more to find out what these young men told us! * Faints *