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Sometimes an artist takes the stage and blows everyone away with a great performance. And sometimes, the performance is overshadowed by an embarrassing outfit blunder. Hey, it happens to the best of them. Check out the worst celebrity performance outfits ever.
After living in the shadows of her big sister Toni Braxton, and then her other sisters, Tamar has finally stepped into the spotlight all on her own. The “Love and War” singer took to the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards in a risqué outfit and immediately there was a backlash on social networks. Many believed the sheer outfit, complete with black sequins to cover up her goodies, was a distraction from her singing ability. Not one to let the criticism keep her down, Braxton responded to the flack via twitter: “I’m NOT on the red carpet & if u like my performance & outfit thank u if not pray 4 me.”
We told you in late November that Amber Rose had dropped most of her baby weight and was closer than ever to her goal weight. She showed off her curvaceous figure and encouraged new moms to lose weight at their own pace and do it the natural way. Now Tamera Mowry-Housley is showing off all her hard work and sharing how she was finally able to get back down to the size she was before baby Aden. Here’s what she had to say on Instagram:
Mommy did it!! Lost all my baby weight. Did it with hard work, proportion control, (hint; I even ate what I wanted at times) and with amazing trainers @michaelmyersfit and @msjeanettejenkins! No pills, no surgery, no starvation, just hard work. Thank you for pushing me even when I did not want to work out! But most importantly to love me where I was and every step along the way.
Acclaimed celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins also helped her twin Tia slim down after having baby Cree and she’s the one helping to keep Kelly Rowland’s abs right and tight. Black Celebrity Kids also says that Mowry-Housley asked for tips from Christina Milian, who said it took her nine months for her to get back to her teeny, tiny self.
Mowry-Housley went on to share a picture of her figure on Instagram, including her stomach, and her body was approved by baby Aden (busy munching down and NOT watching his figure *winks*). Kudos to her because she looks amazing! Definitely gives inspiration to those trying to get back to body before baby. It takes time, but it’s all worth it in the end!
Judging by his tendency to hope on a Kelly Rowland remix, (see “Dirty Laundry” and “Motivation”) it’s clear that R. Kelly respects Kelly Rowland as an artist. So now that he has an album of his coming out, it only makes sense that he would ask her to hop on his latest single, “All The Way.” If you ain’t already know the name of the project is Black Panties so naturally, the songs are primarily about sex. And Kelly Rowland being the naughtiest former Destiny’s Child member, she is the perfect fit for the song about a couple who are no longer together but haven’t gotten over what they used to do to each other sexually. Both R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland know they’re not right…but as the song says, “you don’t know if you’re addicted until you relapse.”
The song which is a sultry, slow tempted features Rowland’s falsetto in the first verse, R. Kelly encourages her to go ahead and do the deed in the second. And then there’s this great moment when both Kelly and Rowland blend their voices to sing “going, going, going gone.” I can’t really describe it, but it’s magical. Take a listen to the song below and let us know Pass or Play?
Are you liking this song?
R. Kelly’s Black Panties album will hit shelves Tuesday, December 10th.
A little over a week ago we told you that there’s a big chance X Factor host Kelly Rowland got engaged to her long-time boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon. The rumors began circulating after footage of Kelly rocking what appears to be an engagement ring on her wedding finger surfaced on the web. So what’s taking Kelly so long to either confirm or deny the rumors, you ask? Well according to one source claiming to be a friend of the “Dirty Laundry” singer, Kelly just wanted to enjoy the moment before she shares it with the rest of the world.
“She has been showing [the ring] off to friends and family and is very happy. She wants to…enjoy [it] and celebrate for a bit longer,” the source told US Weekly.
If the rumors are in fact true, this is great news for Kelly, who just a few months ago dished on her desire to get married and start a small family, but also revealed that she isn’t really sure when she will be ready to take the leap.
“I don’t know [when I'll be ready to tie the knot]. Too busy with the career. I do want kids, I do want to be married. But I want one kid. I just want to make sure that kid is straight, you know, smart, nice, mentally stable,” she said.
Whichever way this all turns out, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Kelly Rowland has been hinting around for a long time that she wants to be married. She’s said that seeing all of her friends married, and many of them with children, has made her feel like she’s missing out on something. And then in her recent FASHIZBLACK cover story, she said that she’s waiting for a romantic, magical moment. Well, perhaps Ms. Rowland was trying to tell us something because a source informed our sister site, Bossip, that the former Destiny’s Child member is engaged to her long-time manager Tim Witherspoon.
These anonymous “sources” love to claim all types of things, especially to Bossip, but a recent Instagram video definitely shows Kelly wearing a ring on her finger. And that’s kind of hard to deny. Kelly’s obviously taken a page from Beyoncé’s book on keeping her courtships private, so you won’t find too, too many pictures of the couple together. But for those who would love to see what this man looks like… here he is below.
Not bad, Kelly not bad at all.
For those of you who aren’t entirely convinced by the picture above or if you want a better look at the ring, check out the video below.
There’s been no official confirmation but this evidence is hard to deny. So, if Kelly is indeed engaged, Congratulations indeed. Yay Kelly!
If you’ve ever had to deal with a bully as a kid, you know how difficult it can be to get them off of your back. Luckily for a young Solange Knowles, she had a secret weapon, two in fact: Her sister Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Solange sat down with Angie Martinez to promote her compilation album Saint Heron, and in the process was asked had she she ever used the Knowles name after Beyoncé became famous for perks or to get out of trouble. She talked about the time she threatened a boy who kept messing with her by saying she would bring her sister to the school (Bey then gaining fame after the release of “No, No, No Part 2″) to deal with him. He didn’t believe it…until Beyoncé showed up with Rowland. Check out the details from that story, as well as what she says about disciplining her son Julez, and why she tries to keep him humble despite the money and clout their family has.
On Using The Knowles Name (Or Card) To Deal With An Out Of Order Bully As A Kid:
“When I was like in 7th or 8th grade, I used the card because there was this one kid who was so obnoxious. He was constantly kinda bullying and doing the most . Actually, my mom came and was a chaperone on a field trip and he called her the B-word. This kid was out of control. I wrote petitions to get this kid out of school. Really couldn’t stand this kid. His name was Brandon, I remember that little…So one day, “No No No Part 2″ had just come out, the remix, part II, and I did say ‘my sister is gonna come here and you’re going to be really surprised who she is.’ I had been telling my sister and Kelly [Rowland], ‘You gotta come check this kid.’ Of course, he wasn’t paying any attention to what I had to say. But they pulled up and I will never forget the face Brandon made. I can’t even recreate it. They were coming to beat him up, he was sick. It was Destiny’s Child coming to beat him up. It was a really wide range of emotions. I loved it so much.
On Moving With Julez To New Orleans, Keeping Him Humbled, And Giving Him Whoopings
“I really, really limit what he can have access to. He just got an iPad for Christmas. That was a Grandma gift. Hell no, he doesn’t have a phone. Ten maybe is the age. I think maybe once I let him walk to school that would be an appropriate time. I feel like moving to New Orleans and putting him in school there was a good move in keeping in humble. He’s just around a lot of sweet, nice, normal kids. And also around a lot kids who get disciplined.
If he gets completely out of line and I’ve tried the three steps…the look, the talk is one. Two is taking away something that’s of value to him. And three, if one and two didn’t work, you need your butt popped. You don’t have to do it often, it’s like twice or three times a year. And he remembers it.”
We really dig us some Solange. She always keeps it 100 and has successfully carved out her lane of influence (and style). Kudos to you, boo! Check out the interview below, as well as our own one-on-one with her, which you can find here.
Kelly Rowland is the covergirl for the November/December issue of the Parisian magazine FASHIZBLACK. FASHIZBLACK, a “fashion guide for the urban, young and smart black Diaspora,” spoke with Rowland about everything from stereotypes for black women in the industry to her favorite artists these days. See what she had to say and check out images from the shoot on the following pages.
Yesterday we told you that nearly two years have passed since X Factor star Kelly Rowland first revealed that she’s ready to reconcile with her estranged father, Christopher Lovett, who she says abandoned her during childhood. Yet for some reason, that reunion has yet to occur. Christopher, however, is determined to reunite with Kelly. During a recent interview with Star Magazine, the 67-year-old revealed that he prays that he can be reunited with his daughter before his time runs out.
“So many previous years have passed and I’m getting old. I just pray she comes back into my life before it’s too late,” he said.
He also discussed his struggle with alcohol and shared that he verbally abused Kelly’s mom, Doris, in front of her.
“I couldn’t control it.”
Christopher went on to say that he really hopes that he is afforded with the opportunity to make it up to Kelly.
“I hoped I could make it up to her. But I’m still waiting for that day. Whenever [Destiny's Child] was on the cover of a magazine, I would call and beg them to tell her I was looking for her,” he said.
As for what he would tell his daughter if she were listening, “I love you with all my heart.” Just last month Kelly revealed that she’s not even sure why she hasn’t reunited with her Dad yet.
“I haven’t. I don’t know what’s stopping me because I’ve had opportunities. But it really is time. I probably need to ask my therapist about it,” she told ESSENCE.
What are your thoughts on Christopher’s attempts to contact Kelly through the media?
Back in 2011, 32-year-old singer Kelly Rowland opened up to Cosmopolitan UK about the estranged relationship that she has with her father, Christopher Lovett, whom she hasn’t seen since what was about 10 years old. Like many stories, Kelly admits that when Christopher abandoned her mom, he left her too.
“I haven’t seen my dad for almost 20 years. It’s nothing I want a pity party for. He left me and my mom, and I was angry,”the X-Factor judge confessed.
As to be expected, the former Destiny’s Child singer says that her father’s absence caused her a lot of pain growing up.
“I wanted to be a daddy’s girl so bad. God damn The Cosby Show because that made me think, ‘Why isn’t my family like that?’ But this is not a perfect world.”
A few years ago, Christopher tried to reach out to his daughter through a tabloid magazine. Though Kelly admits that she wishes he went about contacting her differently, she says that she is ready to face him.
“He reached out to me saying he wanted to see me, but it’s unfortunate he did it so publicly.I want to meet him, and soon, I really do. I forgave him a long time ago.”
Two years later, a reunion has yet to occur and she tells ESSENCE that she’s not really sure why.
“I haven’t. I don’t know what’s stopping me because I’ve had opportunities. But it really is time. I probably need to ask my therapist about it.”
Apparently the rumor mill has been busy with talk that Kelly Rowland and her new beau, Tim Witherspoon, pulled a Kerry Washington and got hitched when no one was watching. During a recent interview with E! News the “Dirty Laundry” singer denied the rumors.
“I don’t know [when I'll be ready to tie the knot]. Too busy with the career. I do want kids, I do want to be married,” Kelly said in response to the marriage talk.
Kelly added that when she does decide that she’s ready to be a mom, she only wants one child.
“I want one kid,” she specifically told Terrence J. “I just want to make sure that kid is straight, you know, smart, nice, mentally stable,” she continued.
Though she’s not quite ready to pop out a child of her own, she is open to babysitting for family members and friends.
“It’s been a minute [since I babysat]. I think I would really enjoy it right now, because I just need to hold a kid and give it back. Sometimes its good birth control. I’m still selfish.”
This of course, isn’t the first time Kelly has expressed wanting to put off child birth, back in April she shared similar sentiments.
“Because right now, I’m a bit selfish, a lot—I was gonna say a little—but I’m still selfish. I like my time, I like to wake up whenever I want to and I like to come and go as I please. I don’t know if I’m ready to share that time with another person, I don’t wanna mess them up,” the former Destiny’s Child singer said.
Watch Kelly’s interview on the next page.