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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

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Ke$ha

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.”

The 15 Craziest Celebrity Fan Tattoos

March 3rd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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There’s being a fan and then there’s taking things too far. These fans decided to show their undying loyalty to their favorite celebrities by professing their love in ink…unfortunately.

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The Ciara neck tattoo

She may be engaged to Atlanta singer/songwriter Future, and thus taken, but that didn’t stop one man from getting Ciara’s face tattooed on his neck. The die hard C-squad fan club member showed off his ink on social media and the soon-to-be mom reposted it on her instagram page with a shout-out to her faithful follower. No word yet how Future feels about the tattoo.

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.

Strike A Pose: Miley Cyrus Channels Madonna

February 8th, 2014 - By rcollier2
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Miley Cyrus channels Madonna on the latest cover of Vogue Germany.  The singer lets her body “go with the flow” again rocking lingerie, leather, fishnet stockings and a bold red lip matching an even bolder display of her body parts.  Photographer Mario Testino is behind the provocative images that display a topless Cyrus.

Ever since she twerked across the MTV Video Music Awards stage last year Miley has gotten mighty comfortable with nudity.  The 21-year old recently posed completely naked for an issue of W magazine and swung across the screen in the buff in her video for “Wrecking Ball”.  And while the pictures are tastefully sexy, we have to wonder if Miley is bringing much else to the table but being barely dressed.  The pop star straddles between famous images of Madonna and other iconic blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. Satirical newspaper, The Onion called the images, “powerfully original”.  It’s a concept that’s been there, done that and come back with the troubled teen stars to prove it. Lindsay Lohan did a similar tribute to Marilyn Monroe in 2008 for New York Magazine.

The overkill of Miley Cyrus’s mission to bring sexy back is little a disappointing, since it’s such a distraction from the fact that she’s actually talented.  Cyrus’s voice is pretty impressive when she’s actually focusing on singing and not being naked.  If she keeps up this behavior we don’t know what we’ll be sick of seeing first: her twerking or her tongue.

Shine Bright, Shine Far: Tyra Confirms “Life Size” Sequel

January 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day! The day you would get word about whether or not the all time classic, Disney Channel Movie, Life Size would be getting a sequel. I jest. I know ya’ll haven’t thought about Life Size in a minute…those of you who’ve actually seen it. I haven’t either. Aside from the rare moments when “Shine bright, shine far. Be a star! Where you live where you are be a staaaaarrr!” pops into my head, Life Size has not been on my radar. That is until today.

According to US WeeklyTyra Banks confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel. Here’s what she had to say to Digital Spy about the project.

“I have a meeting today to go over the script!” Banks said on Jan. 19. “I swear! I don’t think it’ll be out until probably 2015, but I’m guessing it could be late 2014 or 2015. but it will be back, Life-Size will be back, better than ever.” 

And all my Disney fans said haaayyy! I’m not going to front, the part of me that is still 13 got super geeked when I read this headline.

For those of you who are completely confused right now, the premise of Life Size is that Casey Stuart, a tweenie played by Lindsay Lohan, is dealing with the death of her mother. She attempts to cast a spell to bring her back but instead of resurrecting her mother, she ends up bring her Barbie doll, Eve, (Tyra Banks), to life.

Of course it was cheesy but for the time I was into it. And I’m sure todays’ tweenagers will dig this sequel as well…not to mention the fans of the original.

Naturally, Banks couldn’t speak too openly about the project, so there’s no word on whether or not Lindsay will be involved. It would certainly be nice to see her in this one, but it’s not imperative that she be cast. Tyra did say though that this film will have a very modern take.

I’m excited. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Here’s what Miley Cyrus, a Disney alum, tweeted:

I’ll definitely tune in. Now I have to watch the original tonight and refresh my memory for the upcoming project.

Were you a fan of the original movie back in 2000? Will you watch the sequel?

Love Magazine Says Miley Cyrus Never Called Out Beyoncé: ‘The Quotes Were Made Up’

January 3rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday some interesting quotes alleged to have been made by former Disney star Miley Cyrus began circulating on the web. In case you missed it, it was alleged that Miley made comments about her ability to replace Beyoncé during a recent interview with the U.K.’s Love magazine.

“Beyoncé has been a big inspiration to me but she’s been out for such a long time,” Miley reportedly said. “She’s so talented and I think she’s at the top of the game now but people are always looking for new blood and that’s what I bring to the game now, new blood.”

“As Beyoncé grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up, and no one else can properly fill that void right now. I’m the only white female singer that could fill that slot right now and do it right, you know?” the quote continues. “I got the total package, you know, the curves, the rhythm and the voice. I’m just the best.”

Love magazine has since come forward claiming that the quotes were made up and insisting that Miley never mentioned Bey.

“@MileyCyrus never said anything to us about Beyoncé,” the publication tweeted. The quotes were made up and we’re trying to get to the bottom of where this came from. WE ALL LOVE BEYONCÉ.”

Miley also did some damage control of her own.

“That quote people MADE UP about Beyoncé just made me lol!” the “Wrecking Ball” singer tweeted. “Imagine if I said I got ‘the looks and the curves I’m just better!’ Bahahahhaha.”

“How are people allowed to make up shit & then put quotes around it saying I said that shit! WTF!!?!”

“Thank god I just woke up from this nightmare.”

Like Love magazine, she vowed to get to the bottom of the fabricated quotes.

“Don’t worry, getting to the bottom of this sh**. Making the liar retract the statement. You can cause A LOT of drama but NOT between me & B!”

And there you have it. Miley hasn’t lost her entire mind—yet.

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“She’s Been Out For Such A Long Time.” Miley Cyrus Says She’s Going To Replace Beyoncé

January 2nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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And now for today’s “Girl, Bye” news. Quotes from a recent interview, reveal that the former country, turned pop, turned faux trill singer, Miley Cyrus, believes Beyoncé’s reign is over and she’s next in line.

You give a girl some kudos for twerking in a onesie and she think she’s entitled to the crown. In an interview for the March 2014 cover of Love, a UK magazine, Miley Cyrus said that she’s the perfect person to take Beyoncé’s place.

“Beyoncé has been a big inspiration to me but she’s been out for such a long time. She’s so talented and I think she’s at the top of the game now but people are always looking for new blood and that’s what I bring to the game now, new blood.” 

So…which one is it Miley? Has Bey been out for a long time or is she at the top of her game right now? Either way, the assumption is a bit out of touch. There’s certainly nothing new about white girls attempting to appropriate and capitalize off of black culture. We’ve seen it time and time and time and time again.

I guess all of these hip hop artists, including Beyoncé’s husband, cosigning Miley have given her a boost of confidence. She went on to say: “I got the total package, you know? The curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I’m just the best.” 

I just… it really went from bad to worse. Some would argue the girl has rhythm, sure. I would even say she can sing. When you’re not distracted by her antics, her voice is not bad at all. But curves, boo? What curves Miley?!? Must we remind you about the VMA debacle in which your lack of backside resulted in the creation of several memes?

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Sigh.

I’m all for confidence and I’m happy that Miley thinks so highly of herself but why can’t you give yourself props without trying to throw shade at someone else? Why can’t you just call yourself the greatest without having to mention someone else’s name and set yourself up for all this embarrassment?

But she didn’t stop there. She even attributed Beyoncé’s being a mother to the reason why she’s fallen off. “As Beyoncé grows into motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now. I’m the only white female singer that could fill that slot right now and do it right, you know?”

Did you see how she threw her whiteness in there? Wonder if Miley is aware of the fact that the primary reason she’s been able to garner so much attention, as of late, is because she’s white?

I’m thinking that perhaps she sat for this interview before December 13 when Beyoncé proved that motherhood has yet to affect her hustle, dropping an album with no promotion and no advertising. Surely Miley made these bold assertions before Beyoncé’s album was number 1 in over 100 countries. She must have said all this before she realized that Beyoncé was shaking her booty on stages across the world on tour, shooting 17 videos and preparing for the release of an album very few people even knew about and raising a daughter simultaneously. She couldn’t have known. Either that or all of that Molly is taking effect.

Miley said, “I just feel like I was born for this time right now. All things must start and end and I hope to have the same successes as other icons in the game when my run is over. But for now, my run is just starting.”

Tis true Miley. Your run is just starting and we were all born for the times in which we live. And who doesn’t want success? Go for it all. Big yourself up. But if you think you’re the next white Beyoncé…well, good luck with that.

What do you make of Miley’s comments?

All Good Things Must Come To An End: 2013′s Saddest Celebrity Breakups

December 26th, 2013 - By M A
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There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.

Celebs Who Were Winning In 2013

December 26th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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2013 is done and in the history books. While most of us are just happy to make it to 2014 alive, these celebrities actually have a lot to celebrate. They had a stellar year and, to put it plainly, were killing it in 2013.

Celebs Who Were Winning In 2013

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Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton has finally come out from the shadows of her big sisters and stepped into the limelight alone. After winning fans, or Tamartians, over on her family’s reality show, “Braxtons Family Values,” Tamar landed her own spin-off, which focused on juggling being a wife and then expecting a baby while getting her solo career off of the ground. All of her hard work paid off when Love and War debuted on the Billboard charts in the number two slot after selling over 115,000 copies. Not wasting any time, Tamar released a Christmas album Winter Loversland a few weeks ago.

Has 2013 Proven That Cultural Misappropriation Has Gone Too Far?

December 13th, 2013 - By Deron Dalton
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The truth is in the pudding. Cultural appropriation has been somewhat of an unfortunate thing for a while, but cultural MISappropriation has ascended to new heights in 2013. Cough… cough… Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, yeah you two be doing the most. And that’s why I think the lines that separate white artists identifying with culturally-significant genres of music and  white artists appropriating and misappropriating black culture are blurred  – while black  and other artists of color are not getting the same love as white artists within the same genres.

Let’s start off by saying cultural appropriation and assimilation into another group’s culture is not necessarily the worst thing and is blurred with cultural MISappropriation — a clear disrespect to that culture, but it’s surely complex. There are many white artists that identify with musical genres and influences that have typically been culturally significant to black folks: Eminem, Adele and Justin Timberlake to name a few from modern day who have garnered much respect from black, mainstream and cross-cultural audiences. And in these modern times, music doesn’t have a color, which it shouldn’t! Therefore, there’s going to be some cultural appropriation, but now it’s gotten out of hand.

But before cultural appropriation became today’s issue, R&B was the most popular genre of music in the ’90′s. This is because of the many black fore-artists who fought for their civil rights by appealing to both black and mainstream audiences and making their music so distinctive that white artists could not copy it and change the record cover. Hence, they paved the way for so many black artists to easily crossover in modern-day music. This has shown our progression as mankind (specifically American music) — artists being able to crossover into popular music from Latin pop, to country and hip-hop/R&B artists.

Many white artists identify with black musical influences and even vice versa. You’ll notice music competition shows and social media platforms showcase contestants and aspiring music artists who 20 or 30 years ago wouldn’t be expected to have such soulful voices because they’re white. Black culturally-significant music hasn’t only broken down barriers, but has transcended into touching the masses. And this goes to show music is not simply about color or even culture, but is art of expression moving and unifying people who can identify with the emotions, lyrics, rhythm and voices behind songs and instruments.

But in the 2010s, music moved into a dance-pop sound, when crossover Urban music artists like Usher and Rihanna shifted into a David Guetta-like dance sound. That’s what popular now. R&B as a genre is no longer the most or even one of the most popular crossover musical genres anymore. There are clearly R&B influences in today’s music but it seems like the most popular crossover artists are now white instead of artists of color — specifically black artists.

In particular, I’m happy for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ success. They’ve worked hard and accomplished a lot with their own productions (without a label). But the American Music Awards winning list was dominated by white artists across genres with the exception of pop superstar Rihanna. And the Grammy’s nominations left off many talented black artists. It seems like the uphill battle black artists have gone through over the cross of music’s history is nowhere near done. White artists still outsell and garner more praise. Not only are these white artists talented, which most white artists who identify with R&B/soul and hip-hop music have to be in order to be taken seriously, but their mainstream-appealing skin color still works in their favor.

Eminem is an example of raw talent, perseverance and hard work — yet he has that mainstream appeal I was just talking about, which causes a complexity with cultural appropriation. Yes, he’s one of the greatest rappers of all time; he’s also the best-selling rapper of all time, and you know what he deserves his “Rap God” status. As lyrically and musically talented as he is, he once had to fight for respect as a white-male rapper. Hence, his true-life story inspired his starring movie role in 8 Mile. But how can one question his status of being the best selling rapper of all time without discrediting his talent and even his worthiness of his status? The truth of the matter he is deserving of his iconic success, but young white males identify with him and as huge consumers of hip-hop and rap music, they also make up a significant portion of mainstream American culture and society.

Within who’s left as popular soul-influenced artists, it’s clear some of Adele’s musical influences are black female artists who paved the way not only for Beyonce and Rihanna to be mainstream popular artists today, but for women in general. Hence, totally justifying why Adele relates to making soulful torch and love songs, and to artists like Aretha Franklin who existed within these sub-genres. But with the shift to somewhat R&B influenced dance-pop music of today, I wonder if Jennifer Hudson had written and sung “Rolling in the Deep” would it be as big of a hit? Adele is a pop-soul artist, but Hudson is equally as talented and a respected artist and award-winning musical actress with a soulful Whitney Houston-influenced voice. But Hudson is nowhere near selling as many albums or singles as Adele.

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