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Joe and Kelly Rowland have teamed up to send a message the world certainly needs to hear. “There’s a difference between love and sex.” Y’all know some people have the game twisted. But in this new-ish song, Joe and Kelly sing about the fact that while sex can be quite lovely and feels amazing, it pales in comparison to really loving someone. And when you find the right person you can have the both of them simultaneously. Amen!
This message was so important that Joe had to share it twice. The reason there’s a part 2 at the end of this title is because it’s actually of a remake of a record he recorded with Fantasia for his under appreciated 2013 effort, Doubleback: Evolution of R&B. Take a listen to the original with he and Fantasia below.
In case you ain’t know, Fantasia is awesome!
Though the lyrics are exactly the same, this time around there’s a video and Joe sped up the tempo for this duet with a tune that reminds us a whole lot of Surface’s “Happy” with more percussion. Watch the video of Joe turning down other women as he makes his way to Kelly Rowland. Maybe it’s just me but am I the only one that thinks Joe bears a resemblance to Kelly’s real life man Tim Witherspoon?
We have to admit it’s songs like these that are greatly missed in today’s R&B scene. More of this please! We love how their voices blend together. Take a listen.
If you had a chance to listen to both versions, which one do you prefer the slowed down one with Fantasia or the more poppy uptempo joint with Kelly?
The song will be featured on Joe’s upcoming album Bridges which is set to drop July, 2014.
Two days ago recently engaged Kelendria Trene, a.k.a Kelly Rowland, turned the big 3-3 and the singer celebrated her day of birth with her favorite girls, Beyonce, Solange, and Angie.
Beyonce posted pics of the all-girls partay on her Tumblr page and it looks like the girls had a ball at “Kelly’s Liquid Gold Fondue Party” that, as you probably guessed,was all gold everything, from gold balloons to a gold cake with the cutest little elephant on top of it.
We almost forgot to mention the gold jewelry and trinkets Kelly received during her New York City shindig too.
From our view it looks like the soon-to-be-blushing bride had a great bday! Check out a few more pics of Kelly’s celebration on the next page. And by the way, if you’re wondering where Michelle Williams was, check this response she gave a tweeter who asked her that very thing:
I’m so glad you asked…Finding purpose not parties!!!! That’s where I was!!!!
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) February 12, 2014
Another day, another set of Beyoncé photos. This time these shots appear to be taken during Jay Z’s 44th birthday celebration. His birthday was December 4 by the way. You may remember, the day before his birthday, Jay announced that he and Beyoncé would be taking part in a 22 day Vegan challenge. And what better way to kick of a Vegan celebration and your 44th year than what looks like a very chill party with a few close friends. You can tell these people know Bey and Jay for real for real because they are completely unfazed by the playfulness most of would have gawked at. Check out more pictures of Jay’s party and other moments Bey Bey decided to share on the following pages.
Kelly Rowland, Cee-Lo Green, NeNe Leakes Are Coined Up! Reality Show Stars With The Fattest Paychecks
Many question how authentic these so-called “reality” TV shows are. But one thing is for certain: the money sure is real! The most coined-up reality superstar, according to Business Insider, reeled in $95 million!
Cee-Lo Green, the musician behind the hit song Forget You, is highest-paid African American on the list after serving as the fancy-dressed judge on The Voice. For offering a piece of sound advice and critiques, Mr. Green pulled in $6 million for season three.
Kelly Rowland is the second highest-paid person of color on the list. She started off with a $750,000 salary during season one of X-Factor U.K. in 2011. But her native continent was a bit more generous. The Dirty Laundry singer reportedly pulled in $1 million for her stint on X-Factor U.S.
NeNe Leakes, unsurprisingly, also stood tall among the highest-paid superstars. She reeled in $1 million plus bonuses. “Not only am I rich from doing some of things I’ve been able to do, but I’m rich in spirit. I’m rich in health. I’m rich in every way possible,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta star once said.
Leakes isn’t the only Real Housewives star to make the list. In fact, nearly half (43 percent) of the reality stars on the list come from the Real Housewives franchise. You’ve got Teresa Guidice making half of what Leakes makes with $650,000 — and is also facing some serious fraud charges with the law.
Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) and Tamra Barney (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) each pulled in $350,000.
Though Real Housewives of Atlanta is the most lucrative of the series, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks grabbed some of the lowest numbers with $300,000 each. Because of her spin-off – Bravo’s The Kandi Factory — and her bedroom toy line, Kandi Burruss made a tad more at $450,000.
The highest-paid member on the list, surpassing Kim Kardashian’s $10 million, is Simon Cowell with a whopping $95 million. The lowest paid was Snooki. She was once crowned the richest reality star for her antics on Jersey Shore. Now she’s earned a measly (measly!) $200,000 for Dancing With the Stars.
“You Look Like Kelly Rowland”: Beyoncé And Kelly Crash Karaoke Bar To Sing With Surprised And Tipsy Patrons
What would you do if you were minding your business, singing “Party” off-key with your friends really late night at night at a karaoke bar, and both Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland approached you? I’d probably scream like I saw a ghost, but a few lucky (and a bit inebriated) karaoke partygoers almost didn’t realize who the former Destiny’s Child members were when the stars came into their room.
According to the Miami Times, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kelly, Michelle Williams, Timbaland, and a few other friends strolled into a karoake bar very late on Tuesday night in Miami to sing a little karaoke, have a few drinks, eat some light food, and just kick it. According to bar owner Kellie Pilicer, the place wasn’t packed (reminder, it was a very late Tuesday evening), as only two rooms out of the 17 in Sing Sing Karaoke were occupied, so the famous friends weren’t hounded by fans.
“A big security-looking guy walked in and asked us what time we closed. I’m thinking he’s going to come in with maybe a couple of other people and then all of a sudden a couple of people wearing hoodies do start trickling in and one woman comes up and asks me where the bathroom is and I look up and it’s freaking Beyonce.”
Bey reportedly asked if she could surprise those in the occupied rooms because she could hear her song “Party” being played in one of them. That particular room was occupied by three young women who had been in the bar for SIX hours, tipsy off of Long Islands (one woman is pictured asleep on the couch in the room) just a-sangin’. When the singer and Rowland walked in the room, the women couldn’t immediately tell who they were, but didn’t make a big deal of the fact that their singing session was bombarded by folks they would soon find out were famous:
“Beyonce follows the sounds, she just walks right in, and there are two girls sitting and one of their friends had fallen asleep on the lounge chair…I’m standing there watching this whole thing and the other people in their party started walking in and cracking up because they were singing Beyonce. They start dancing together, but they have no idea who it is. And all of a sudden one of the girls looks at Kelly and says, ‘Oh, you look like Kelly Rowland’ and then she looks at Beyoncé and goes ‘Oh my god!’”
Beyoncé and Kelly would go on to snap pictures with the ladies, and even stopped to photo bomb the very asleep young woman on the couch (see photo above right). That’s right. Her friends didn’t even try to wake her up. But hey, at least homegirl got a picture…?
But the takeaway from all this is that if you go to a karaoke bar late at night, sing “Party” and say “Beyoncé” three times, she just might show up. Noted.
In a time where everything from celebrity Instagram photos to engagements seems like a publicity stunt, it’s nice to see one star who won’t sell her soul for the sake of a few new fans. Kelly Rowland, who we now all finally know for sure is engaged to her long-time manager Tim Witherspoon, recently talked to People magazine about plans for her upcoming nuptials and she’s going quite the anti-Hollywood route. Speaking of the guest list alone, the 32-year-old said:
“I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it. I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage.”
There’s another reason Kelly’s not interested in having a grand affair though — she’s cheap! Or perhaps I should say fiscally mindful. She went on to tell People:
“You have to pay for food for everyone and I’m not down with that. Everyone is there just to be nosy and see who I’m wearing, you know. I’m okay.”
Kelly better preach on that last part! In my own circle, I know friends who’ve RSVP’d for $5 weddings just to be nosy and see how everything looked and who showed up, I can only imagine how often that happens among celebs.
The one question Kelly didn’t answer in this latest interview is when this party of three wedding will actually happen, but I have a feeling it’ll go down much like her engagement and we won’t even know about it until it already happened.
What do you think about Kelly’s wedding plans?
After dodging the tirade of engagement questions that have been hurled at her for the past couple of weeks, Kelly Rowland finally broke down and admitted to what we already knew: She’s engaged to her longtime boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon. If you recall, engagement rumors about Kelly and Tim resurfaced a few weeks ago when she appeared in an Instagram video donning a huge rock on her wedding finger.
The “X Factor” judge shyly confirmed her engagement to her buddy Queen Latifah during a recent appearance on the “Queen Latifah Show.”
“He put a ring on it,” the “Dirty Laundry” singer finally confessed, holding up her left hand.
Her admission prompted the audience to go wild and Queen to release a big smile. Apparently the two have been engaged for years, but only Kelly’s closest friends—including Queen—knew about.
“Yes, it’s official. It’s been awhile. We’ve kept it very, very low for years to be completely honest,” the 32-year-old beauty continued.”
As for how Tim popped the question, Kelly adorably confessed that the proposal occurred while she and Tim were miles away from each other.
“Um, it happened on Skype,” said Kelly. “It actually happened on Skype. He asked me first on Skype and I was like, ‘We’re so far away from each other.’ I was in like Bulgaria somewhere. It was so late and I remember, we were both honestly, just starring at each other and he asked me.”
The former Destiny’s Child singer went on to say that without even having to think about it, she instantly agreed to marry her love bug.
“It was just that simple to say, ‘Yes.’ I have my best friend to ride through life with. He really is my best friend.”
Of course, now that she has openly admitted to being engaged, nosy folks like us are wondering when the wedding will be. But we won’t jump the gun. Instead, we’ll just offer our congrats!!!
Watch Kelly’s interview on the next page.
Love is in the air! This year has been full of celebrity engagements and and we can’t wait to see the lavish weddings that are to come. Some engagements were obvious, while others came out of nowhere. Hopefully they won’t all get married in a secret ceremony and share the details later or not at all. Check out these celebrity weddings we can’t wait for in 2014.
Brandy and Ryan Press
Brandy looks like she’s glowing these days with her music executive fiancée Ryan Press. They met in the music industry and became engaged in December of 2012. Before meeting him she had given up on love, but clearly that has changed. Congrats to the happy couple!
You know how those Destiny’s Child girls are. They’re very cautious and very calculated about spilling the relationship tea. Very slow indeed. And based on the types of relationships Kelly has been in, we can certainly understand why. So it really comes as no surprise that she played very coy on her recent appearance on the Arsenio Hall show.
Arsenio pulled up a picture of Kelly and her rumored fiancé and manager Tim Witherspoon on their way to Jay Z’ concert. And asked her who is that. And with that big ole grin she’s been photographed with as of late, she said, with much conviction:
“That’s my best friend. That’s my best friend.”
Then Arsenio zoomed in on that same picture and asked her about her “advanced best friend ring.”
Kelly laughed: ”You know what I will say. I am very happy and I believe in black love, man.”
Arsenio: Scratching his head: So, uh is that an engagement ring for black love.
Kelly: In a southern belle drawl: “Oh God, you stop it now, you know how private I am.”
Arsenio: Yes I do. I do. When she want the conversation to stop, she get that little southern accent thing that just came into it. That means ok, stop it. Stop it!
I mean do we really need any more than that?! She’s very happy, she believes in black love. That’s her best friend. We know what’s up. And we’re happy for you boo.
Then the conversation got a bit heavier when Arsenio read a line from her song “Dirty Laundry.” You know the one where she talks about transitioning from being in Destiny’s Child to watching Beyoncé kill on stage like a mutha—. And then he mentioned that BuzzFeed named her the most flawless human being of 2013. He asked her how she bridged the Kelly who was living in a very dark place to the flawless and happy woman we see today.
“I think it’s really important to know that we are not perfect as human beings. And it’s really important to know that you have to grow. You can’t just stay in one space your whole life. And you also, as a woman, can’t expect to be on somebody else’s level and don’t allow other people to put you on somebody else’s level. And look at what somebody else has thinking ‘oh, I want that.’ You should want your own path. I don’t want my sister’s path. I don’t want nobody else’s path. I want my own. But it took me a long time to figure that out. But the rest of the world is telling me something and I’m like ‘Ummm…’ I had to figure it out on my own. And I like my path. I got a damn good path. God knows what he’s doing.”
Kelly also answered Arsenio’s question about the advice she would give to a younger Kelly Rowland. She talked about trusting her instincts and not succumbing to fear.
I really like Kelly a lot and always root for her to win.
You can check out the clips from Kelly’s interview with Arsenio in the videos below and on the next page.
Finding her own path
Well, look what we have here! Somehow, a little snippet of Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” leaked on the internet this weekend. Either her team did it themselves or the vegan challenge Bey and Jay are on has her too focused to worry about it now.
In the clip, Beyoncé and her dancers appear to be in front of a green screen that switches to very odd backgrounds and doing much of the choreography many of us have seen in clips of her performing the song during the Mrs. Carter World Tour. As usual, Bey is giving us tribal realness in her dance moves for this song.
Mama Tina and friend Kelly Rowland also make guest appearances in the video.
If we’re being honest, there’s no telling if the full video will ever see the light of day. It was shot either right before or at the every beginning of the tour. While the song might eventually land on whatever album Beyoncé may or may not be working on, the hype of it has died down and it may not makes sense to release it when there should be a more worthy song to promote.
Anyway, check out the extended clip for Beyonceé’s “Grown Woman” here.