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“That Was Not Okay”: Shonda Rhimes Was Not Here For Lady Gaga’s “Sound Of Music” Tribute At The Oscars

February 24th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I was one of the few people who actually watched the Academy Awards in full on Sunday night (hey, I’m an independent movie lover), and I would say that one of the more entertaining moments in the 210-minute telecast was Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music. On paper it sounds crazy to have the costume-loving, uber dramatic Gaga try and cover Julie Andrews, but as I previously noted, Gaga can SANG. The gimmicks just happen to overshadow that. And that’s exactly what she did when she performed songs from the film in honor of its 50th anniversary (which is coming in March).

But someone who wasn’t too crazy about her performance, surprisingly, was Shonda Rhimes. The great mind behind some of our favorite shows on TV right now seemed to think that Idina Menzel (who sings “Let It Go” from Frozen) would have been a better choice. Shonda

Her tweet about the performance (she was live tweeting the show a little bit) left most of her followers, and people in general, confused:

“Shonda don’t be shady”

“Are you seriously saying GaGa didn’t deliver a great performance? I hope not.”

“huh? the tribute? Idina sang last year and as much as I love her, she has not been hitting her live notes consistently.”

“… but Lady Gaga was fantastic!”

“@shondarhimes are you joking right now? Gaga was fantastic and I’m not even a Stan.”

“@shondarhimes Julie liked it and that’s all that matters because she’s Julie Andrews”

And it’s true that Andrews enjoyed the performance. According to EurWeb, she was overheard telling Gaga, “Thank you for that. It really warmed my heart.”

But did you like the performance? In case you missed it, you can check it out for yourself below. Goosebumps I tell you:


“I Don’t Like Being Touched Aggressively. Period.”: Lady Gaga’s Security Shuts Down India Arie [Watch]

February 10th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Lady Gaga’s security team is not here for the shenanigans–even if the “shenanigans” are in the form of another celebrity reaching out to try and say hello. Just ask India Arie.

On Sunday night, as Gaga made her way down the red carpet for the Grammys with Tony Bennett and a security guard, India Arie approached her, tapping her arm in the hopes of saying hello to the pop star. Well, that wouldn’t happen because her one-man security team stepped in to deflect Arie’s hand. He wasn’t having it. You can check out the awkward encounter for yourself:

It seems that Gaga didn’t see the “I Am Not My Hair” singer as she walked with Bennett because news outlets were trying to get her attention. As for her security guard, he just didn’t seem to know who she was as she stepped out of nowhere (presumably after talking to press) and just started tapping Gaga. But for whatever reason he got super aggressive with Arie, she wasn’t too happy about it. She sent out these tweets about the encounter while recapping followers about the best and worst moments for her at the show:


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I can totally understand Arie’s frustration, but I can also understand Gaga’s security guard jumping to strong-arm anyone coming her way. After red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk started jumping underneath celeb’s dresses, grabbing their legs, trying to kiss them and throwing his face at people’s crotches on numerous red carpets, I guess it’s better safe than sorry…right?

“I Started This Stuff”: Patti LaBelle Speaks On Her Influence On The Wacky Past And Present Styles Of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, And Other Divas

January 9th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Patti LaBelle is a lot of things, including a diva, but she’s also a trailblazer in both music and fashion. In a recent interview with Meredith Vieira, she talked about how she believes that she ushered in the vibrant style that today’s pop stars have embraced. You know it: the over-the-top costumes, big and bright hair–the whole gimmick.

“I think it’s wonderful. You know why? I think I started this stuff back in the day. Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and myself, we were very outrageous. We took so many chances with fashion. And when Nicki and all the girls do this now, I say ‘God bless you for having the nerve to go out there crazy.’ Sometimes it’s crazy, but it’s good.”

LaBelle says that when she was rocking her ornate attire while solo, and also when she was in Labelle, she did so because, according to her, black singers had to do a lot to get attention on their actual talent back in the day.

“It was actually for a real reason. Being black singers, you don’t get as much attention as other folks, so you do gimmicks. So that costume that we wore back in the day was to get your attention to look at us, and then listen. Because if you don’t have something–swear to God, that’s true. People have to say, ‘God, what is that?’ But then they’ll hear the voices.”

Check out LaBelle’s chat with Vieira below and share your thoughts:

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


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.

“Choosey Lover” And “No, No, No”: 9 Songs You You Probably Didn’t Know Vince Herbert Wrote And Produced

April 22nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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For many people, when you think of Vince Herbert these days, you think of Tamar Braxton, or a Lady Gaga. He has steered the careers of both women and helped them obtain major success. But before he was doing that, he was a writer and producer for quite a few major talents during the ’90s. Here are 9 hits and deep cuts that Vince (then credited as Vincent Herbert or V.H.) has lent his talents to over the years.

Evian Baths, Leech Therapy, And Blood Facials: The Most Outrageous Celebrity Beauty Treatments

April 15th, 2014 - By M A
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There’s no denying that Hollywood’s biggest celebrities are also among some of its most beautiful. Toss a rock on a red carpet and you’re bound to hit one of the most gorgeous women you’ve ever seen. But don’t think these lovely ladies don’t have a little help in the beauty department. From expensive spa treatments to the latest in anti-aging technology, Hollywood starlets spare no expense in staying on top of the looks game. So as summer approaches, and Hollywood’s hottest start showing of their goods more than usual, we take a look at some of these off-the-wall beauty regimes.

Celebs Who Were Bullied Because Of Their Weight

March 11th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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No one could dispute that being a celebrity certainly comes with privileges, but there’s a downside to everything. Unfortunately, because these stars spend so much time in the limelight, they’ve been the target of negative criticism after being bullied because their weight.

Celebs Who Were Bullied Because Of Their Weight



Ke$ha doesn’t fit the stereotype of how the average singer/rapper is supposed to look. Born and raised in Los Angeles, the 27-year-old marches to the beat of her own drum, so when it was revealed that the “Die Young” rapper checked into rehab for an eating disorder earlier this year, fans were shocked. Even worse, her mother revealed that Ke$ha was bullied to lose weight by people within her own inner circle. Soon after checking in, Ke$sha released a statement: “I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I’ve found it hard to practice.” She continued that she was aiming “to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am.”

It Ain’t None Of Your Friends’ Business… Celebrity Couples Who Are Notoriously Private

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.

Super Private Celebrity Couples


Cassie and Diddy

Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat!”

Beyoncé, Gaga, Nicki, Miley: Patti LaBelle Finally Identifies Which “Divas” Actually Deserve The Title

February 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Diva is NOT the female version of a hustler anymore, guys. According to Patti LaBelle, a diva is either someone with at least 25 to 30 years in the game or a woman with real, undeniable talent.

Of course, Patti has made her distress clear in the last month or so over female performers being called “divas” so soon, and when so many can barely hold a note. And I can somewhat agree with her grievances, especially since every lineup for the VH1 Divas show since the golden days of Mary J Blige and Whitney, Aretha and Tina Turner, have been divas-in-training like Demi Lovato, Keri Hilson and Jordin Sparks.

On Watch What Happens Live, LaBelle was given a cow bell to ring when the image of a performer from today flashed on the screen and she didn’t agree that they were the divas people had pegged them as. I guess this was done to finally put some names and faces to who the modern-day divas are and who has falsely been labeled as one.

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift were featured, but I’ll let you check out the video to see who she said was diva-worthy and who wasn’t. But LaBelle did reiterate her initial complaints when defining what a “diva” is:

“These heifers have to get on stage and show that they can perform. Not with 20 people up there with them. No.”

So what do you think of the women LaBelle believed were true divas? There are some surprises, right? Talk about it below.

Fame 101: Celebrities With College Courses On Them

February 13th, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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These days not only can we watch celebrities in movies and on TV, buy their music, attend their concerts and follow them on social media, we can also study them in college. From Beyoncé to Michael Jackson – check out our list of celebs who’ve inspired college courses. Which courses would you take?