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There’s something about GQ that brings the best out of a men– style and mood wise. For the magazine’s December 2013 “Men of the Year” issue, the publication tapped musicians Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar for covers; in addition to Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey and James Gandolfini. And we’ve never seen the West coast rapper look happier… and better dressed.
The fellas were photographed by veteran, Sebastian Kim, for the gritty yet beautifully lit shoot. The interview with Amy Wallace was no less gritty with Timberlake talking about his public perception and Lamar on his quick rising career.
Read more at StyleBlazer.com
We all have a stretch of time in our past where we were on some other stuff or trying to find ourselves. We talked different, dressed odd, and everyone told us it was just a phase, and thankfully they were right. The same can be said of these celebs. While individuality and creativity should be applauded, many people were scratching their heads and raising their eyebrows when these stars went through their weird phases.
Christina Aguilera always knew she would be a star. Getting her start early on the “Mickey Mouse Club,” Aguilera’s career began along the same time as fellow pop diva Britney Spears. Trying to differentiate herself from her rival, Aguilera decided to be edgy and played up her sexuality and bad girl image to help sell records. Catching a lot of negative criticism for her overly sexual image, Aguilera eventually toned things down after a brief hiatus to start a family and retool her image. Most recently, Aguilera has rejoined her red seat on NBC’s hit singing reality competition show “The Voice.”
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Most celebrities hustle hard for their fame and money, but there’s still no denying that some get more shine than necessary. Don’t know what we mean? Then check out our list of 15 celebs who people love to make a big fuss over – and we just don’t understand.
Twenty-three year old Jennifer Lawrence starred in The Hunger Games and became America’s sweetheart. Next thing we knew she was winning Golden Globes and Academy Awards for a movie we had barely heard about – and being celebrated as one of the most influential people in the world. Huh?
After Wendy Williams delivered an epic rant about Chris Brown at the beginning of the week, she is back with a few words for folks like Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake, who she feels misappropriate black culture. The only difference is, black folks actually gave Justin Timberlake a pass, while Miley is just trying way too hard to look and be down, according to Williams. During yesterday’s “Hot Topics,” she spoke on how used to watching white folks steal from black culture she is, and why Cyrus needs to take it down quite a few notches. It all started after she read one of Cyrus’ quotes from the recent issue of Rolling Stone that she covered, where she was claiming that she’s not trying to be black, or use black people to appear cool:
“I don’t keep my producers or dancers around ’cause it makes me look cool. Those aren’t my accessories. They’re my homies.”
And here’s Wendy’s two cents on Ms. Miley and that statement:
“Some say Miley tries to appropriate black culture and use black background dancers like props. Um, I would agree. I mean, it doesn’t bother me beause I’m just so used to it on account of the world around us.
White people, take this in the best way. Some of you have been appropriating my people’s culture longer than many of us have been alive. Why back in the day, there was Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Their styles were stolen and given to, say it with me, Elvis. Elvis is the one who went on and made all the money and became like the king of the world. The other two? Not as big. It happens. It happened with rap music, it’s happened when Justin Timberlake came out–I think black people gave Justin Timberlake a pass because Justin Timberlake wasn’t trying so hard. It was just the soulful way that he was. It wasn’t like an affectation of silliness. The thing is, when young white people do the “black thing,” these same young white people grow up to be middle aged white people, they take off the whole black accessory thing and they become white again. You understand what I’m saying? And I watch this happen, I grew up in a very mixed community, I watch my son now with his friends, and you know, white girls loving up little black Kev [laughs], and his white friends sagging lower than my son could ever sag and yo yo yo-ing and stuff. Yeah Miley, I see it. You can’t pick up black and put it down. Black is something that you are and it is. That’s all.”
This is just the week of misappropriation talk on our site, huh? But seriously, let us know what you think of Wendy’s comments below, and check out her thoughts for yourself below. She talks about Miley around the 3:00 mark.
September has been such a great month for music, guys. Janelle Monae dropped The Electric Lady a few weeks back, Drake will release Nothing Was The Same on Tuesday, and of course, Justin Timberlake will release the second part of The 20/20 Experience (this time 2 of 2) on September 30. To promote the album, he’s already released the Michael Jackson-inspired “Take Back The Night,” and as a follow-up, he’s dropped the bass-heavy “TKO, ” which was of course produced by Timbaland. The song is seven minutes long, taking a queue from his most recent lengthy jams, and as usual, the song does a 180 in the last few minutes and becomes a booty-bouncing anthem. All in all, it’s about a woman he can’t seem to get over from a previous relationship and the pain she put him through. Check it out for yourself above and let us know, but our fingers are crossed for a video for the track soon.
As for the album as a whole, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 will feature another track with Jay Z (“Murder”) and an appearance from Drake for “Cabaret.” Personally, if the album as a whole sounds anything like this particular banger and “Take Back The Night,” I’ll be thoroughly entertained. But what do you think?
Everybody has that one family member and apparently celebrities are not different.
According to TMZ, Justin Timberlake’s 53-year-old aunt, Jane Harless, has been arrested by Tennessee police after she allegedly stole over $64,000 from Justin’s mother, Lynn, and his step-father, Paul, who is actually her brother. Jane’s alleged criminal deed reportedly came in the form of a check forging scheme, through which she wrote over 100 bad checks, signing her brother’s name.
Investigators believe that Jane wrote checks to herself, stealing more than $64,000 from the “Suit and Tie” singer’s parents between 2011 and 2013. According to reports, Jane used to work for Justin’s step-dad prior to 2011, but the siblings professionally parted ways for unspecified reasons.
Justin has yet to publicly comment on the allegations.
If you don’t already have Janelle Monae’s new album The Electric Lady, you are truly missing out. It just might be album of the year (I’m torn between it and Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience), but we still have a few months left in 2013 to figure that out. To promote the new disc, the beauty actually hit up The Breakfast Club. And while the show is usually a bit much when it comes to the questions they ask their guests, the hosts were on their best behavior. Well, for the most part (DJ Envy tried to imply she was gay but her facial expression shut that down real quick). Check out what she had to say about what it’s really like to work with Diddy and if she’s on Bad Boy, having jam sessions with Prince, and why sales do matter to her.
Is She on Bad Boy? And What It’s Like Working With Diddy:
“Diddy actually is somebody I have to credit for helping me get my career off the ground. I started my own label a few years back, the Wondaland Arts Society, and Big Boi was working with us, and Puff came down and saw what we were doing and just wanted to help. He said, ‘I don’t want to be involved creatively with anything you guys got going on, I just want the world to know about you.’ So it’s a partnership. I came into the business owning my own label.
It’s a very unique position that I’m very thankful for. I was very anti-major label. I just felt that I didn’t see myself out there. I felt that if I was going to be signed directly to this big machine I would have to change my image, my music and stuff, so I felt the most important thing was getting the music to the people, unfiltered…I’ve been in the unique position to have Puff’s support and Big Boi’s support. They’re executive producing this album. I’m here because artists helped me get to this level.”
How She Became So Close With The Purple One:
“My first nationally released EP, Metropolis, came out and he listened to it. I was actually on tour with Raphael Saadiq and he had his DJ, DJ Rasheeda, she came backstage and said, ‘I have someone who wants to talk to you’ and I’m like, ‘Okay.’ So I get on the phone and this voice…I’m going to do it in my voice, he said ‘I love your voice, I love what you’re doing, I’m happy, I’m proud,’ and ‘Do you want to come over for a jam session?’ So he invited my band and I over for a jam session. We stayed up until seven in the morning just talking and playing music. He took me on tour with him, I did Madison Square Garden and the Forum in L.A.”
Charlamagne: ”Did he feed you pancakes?”
“I’ve actually had pancakes. We all did, he’s a great host. But we didn’t play basketball [laughs].
But I’m just humbled and thankful. He doesn’t appear on a lot of albums so just to have his support–again, I’m here because a community of artists have supported me.”
And Why Sales Do Mean Something To Her:
“I need ya’ll support. I have not sold a million albums or 500,000 but I think this music is worth it.”
Charlamagne: “You care about that stuff?”
“I want everybody in the entire galaxy to hear this music. I don’t write music just for myself. I write it to help inspire and heal and to move people, you know what I mean? I want the world to hear about this album.”
And the world needs to quit sleeping and open their ears because she’s one of the most talented artists we have in all of music right now. Click over to the next page to watch her 20-minute interview with Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee at Power 105.1.
Bruno Mars has the looks, the voice and the talent, but there’s still a disconnect. For some reason, not everyone is feeling the new school crooner. He’d catch a grenade for us. He’s told us that all those other girls had nothing on us. And most of all, he told us he loves us just the way we are. So what’s the problem ladies–well, sistas–why aren’t we head over heels (or at least willing to put heels over head) for Bruno Mars?
Are we not convinced by the Grammy winner’s cooler-than-the-other-side-of-the-pillow, Fedora-rocking image? What about his sweet, pleading, I-mean-every-word vocals?
It’s not like we don’t enjoy unconventional soul like–John Mayer, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke–but it seems that Bruno’s soul is a facade put on by the powers that be at his record label. Motown Records wasn’t even feeling the Filipino and Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, as he was let go from an unfruitful deal with them. You can never fool the listening public and personally, I don’t buy it. Instead of closing my eyes, snapping my fingers and getting lost in Bruno Mars’ visit to Motown, I get irritated. It feels as if Bruno’s music comes off a little cheesy and almost whiny, but not in that good Keith Sweat-kind of way.
Read more at HelloBeautiful.com
Any celebrity will tell you that the key to a successful career is relevance, longevity and a diverse portfolio. This can often separate those who only have 15 minutes of fame from those who have a long-term contract with celebrity.
When it comes to the marketplace, it’s no secret that tons of celebrities want us to buy their stuff. From clothing to fragrances and apparel, it seems like everyone has their hand in the business world. There are however some who opt for less obvious ventures that would make us take another look. Here are ten celebrities who have created unexpected side hustles or businesses.
As a result of tough times, many people have become frugal with their money but while that is normal behavior for everyday folks, these cheap celebrities have been accused of having short arms regardless of their deep pockets.
She may be a “Material Girl” but pop diva Madonna is stingy when it comes to tipping. Unfortunately, she’s been known to skip out on the bill without leaving a tip and when she does, sometimes Madonna’s math is a little off. According to one British tabloid, Madonna and her then-husband Guy Ritchie went out for a bite to eat. The bill for the duo came up to about $400 but Madonna, who is worth a reported $300 million, only left a tip of a measly $18, well short of the recommended 20% gratuity.