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Every award show we know there are going to be some hits, some misses, and some WTF were they thinkings when it comes to red carpet fashion (that was our nice way of saying bold in the headline). This year’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards were no different. Check out the best and the most interesting outfits we saw.
Shout Out To All The Momagers And Popagers: Celebs Whose Parents Managed Them All The Way To The Top
In the cutthroat world of show business, sometimes it’s comforting to have a familiar face and someone you can trust as part of the team. These 15 celebrities left their fate and careers into the hands of their parents and it served them well — very well.
Perhaps the mother of all momagers, Kris Jenner helped her Kardashian daughters become household names. In addition to launching the careers of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney as reality television stars, the Kardashians have segued into the world of fashion design. Ready to have the limelight to shine on her, Jenner has inked a deal for her own talk show. In 2011, it was reported that she was worth an estimated $20 million.
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“Will Twerking Become The Next Dance Craze!?” Please, NO: Why I Hope Twerking Doesn’t Turn Into The “Harlem Shake” Fiasco
“Will Twerking Become The Next Dance Craze!?”
*Sigh* That’s what I read from USA Today when I just happened to be looking through Google News this morning and one of the biggest stories happened to be Miley Cyrus twerking in a onesie. That along with dozens of stories referencing the dance as “twerking,” with quotation marks and everything! We all know quotation marks make everything official, right? So I guess with mainstream publications that have been around longer than most of us have been on this earth getting excited about the dance, it’s pretty safe to say that it has been tainted and will be taken over by yuppies, college kids, high school students who need to do some homework and somebody’s crazy aunt. We’re in the last days.
I’m just exaggerating of course, but let’s be real, anything mainstream culture gets its hands or eyes on will be done to death. I’m just hoping with all my heart that twerking, along with the J. Dash song “Wop,” doesn’t become the new “craze” for folks to post on YouTube while in planes, trains, and automobiles for months on end. As that blasted reboot (aka theft of the original dance’s name) of the Harlem Shake was the sensation of winter, I just hope twerking won’t be spring’s answer to it. If that happens, before we look up, twerking will be completely different than what we (black folks) know it to be (intricate booty shaking), and everybody from soccer moms and professional athletes during halftime will be doing it on camera *shudders at the thought*
Let’s be clear, I’m not over here trying to say that twerking means something special to me (though I did do a twerk or two to during my years in college back in the day), nor am I here to tell you the origins of its creation. True twerkers, including the ladies of the official Twerk Team can break that down for you, I’m sure. In fact, let me say that I loooooooved watching Miley Cyrus drop it low in her onesie yesterday! As someone who is often expected to behave in one way or be the pristine Disney kid forever, it was actually refreshing to watch her break out of her shell and say, forget that, I’m about to bounce this booty for my fans and my haters! In a onesie!
What I wasn’t feeling though, was this thirst to figure out what twerking (or “twerking” as they call it) was so quickly by mainstream media, the need to make “sense” of it. Of course, they ran to Urban Dictionary for help, and once they figured it out, the ish I was reading as the day went on was what I like to call, an example of folks doing the absolute most:
“For those unfamiliar with the term “twerking,” Urban Dictionary refers to it as “to work one’s body, as in dancing, especially in the rear end.”
“And what is twerking? According to Wiktionary, it’s “A puny or insignificant person, generally male; a twerp; To twitch or jerk; To move the body in a sexually suggestive twisting fashion.” So there’s Miley, twerking. Or, as some might call it — dancing.”
“UrbanDictionary describes “twerking” as “The act of moving/ shaking ones A$$/ buns/bottom/buttocks/bum-bum in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion. Basically a slutty dance. derived from strip clubs.” Whatever the dance technically is, Miley Cyrus is pretty darn good at it and now everyone is talking about her moves.”
“Twerking is a “dance move that involves a person shaking their hips and bottom in a sexually provocative manner”
“It’s official, y’all: Miley Cyrus is the Queen of Twerk.”
Lord help us, it’s happening. Something that has been around for Lord knows how long is now being consumed by the masses because Miley showed that she can get it in too. I’m trying to get myself mentally prepared to see YouTube clips of Lebron James twerking in a practice facility wearing a crown, somebody doing it upside down on a plane to the chagrin of those all about flight safety, and so on and so forth. We all know that when a celeb shows the world how to do something, people go berserk with it. Remember planking? The jerk? The Dougie?
Oh no…remember Snoop Dogg’s forever ruined “Izzle” phase?
I just can’t take another few months of foolery like this, and I’m hoping the older folks on HuffPo asking what twerking is and the high school students who are setting up cameras as we speak will back away slowly. Nevermind, back away quickly. Miley’s rendition of this favorite dance of girls in the privacy of their bedroom mirrors was fun, but of course, it’s all fun and games…until your mother calls you for an explanation: “Who or what is a twerk?”
I beg of you, by Monday, let’s act like we never saw this very entertaining video and let it stay in the depths of YouTube. Or we all know, it will NEVER EVER end. Can you handle months of nonstop twerk!?
I know what you’re thinking…Hannah Montana twerking? What the hell???
But in all honesty, while you might prepare yourself to be disgusted by what you see, it’s actually surprisingly fun. Dancing to the song “Wop” by rapper J. Dash, Miley drops it low in a unicorn onesie, socks and gloves, which is probably what makes it hilarious. And she’s not bad at all! Of course, she doesn’t have all the meat on her bones to really have that great of an effect, but it still had us in the office looking for the song and jumping around saying, “Whaaaaaaat!? She better get it!” That’s a major feat considering it’s early as all get out around these parts.
Lucky for Cyrus, the video got a lot of support from her celeb friends, including Nelly, Pharrell, Amber Rose and will.i.am, who according to Contact Music said, “Check out my homegirl Miley Cyrus twerk… twerk it girl, work it girl… don’t hurt it girl…” And Twitter was on fire about it, with the hashtag #MCtwerkteam trending. She was more than excited about the positive response: “My fans are the dopestttttt (sic). MCtwerkteam is trending worldwide… my night is complete.” Liam Hemsworth better hold on to that girl!
Check it out for yourself and have yourself an early morning laugh…and twerk. Enjoy!
With a new Rihanna-like haircut and a signature “tongue out the mouth” pose, Miley Cyrus has been photographed with more rappers than Debra Lee at a BET awards show. This isn’t new though, Miley has always loved her rappers (even though she shouted Jay-Z out in a song despite never having listened to his music. Oops.) Yes, she has a boyfriend, but where is he? From Juicy J to Pharell, check out this list of rappers Miley Cyrus might be dating in 2013.
The end of 2012 was all for Juicy J due to his smash hit, “Bandz A Make Her Dance”. Miley must be getting the memo because she’s been photographed all over instagram with the former (or recent) member of 3 6 Mafia. Bandz might make Miley Dance this spring.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is known for its over the top drama, fancy gay hair stylists and larger than life cast. Kim Zolciak, the show’s resident white woman and most notable character (next to NeNe) is now gone after moving into (and losing) her “dream” home, getting married, and lying about the duration of her pregnancy. Sadly, there’s no more vanilla in the RHOA coffee, but just in case Andy and them wanna add a little milk back in, here are 15 replacements who would fit right in.
If there were ever two people you would not expect to see together, it would be K. Michelle and Miley Cyrus. But here they are, around Christmas time, cheesing and mugging in the Rite Aid entrance. K. Michelle seems to be super geeked to meet the newly, punked out Miley Cyrus. So what do you think is going on in this picture. Caption the
thirst thoughts or words from one or both of these ladies.
They’re young, beautiful and filthy rich. They also seem to have trouble finding clothes that use a reasonable amount of fabric. These celebrities, while uber stylish, are dressing way too grown for their age and we think they need to rein in the sub-21 sex appeal a bit. Maybe their parents think it’s cute, but we’re definitely thinking it’s a little much. We check out the worst young celeb offenders out there.
While jamming to your favorite songs, do you ever wonder about who wrote your favorite tune? Okay, probably not. But it’s still cool to see who helped put some of today’s major hits together, and most of the time, it’s people who you didn’t expect. We started looking into the names behind some popular tracks back in March, and now we’ve compiled a few more. Here’s a list of some major songs by major artists that were created with a little help from their famous (or at the time, soon-to-be-famous) friends.
“Baby” Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris (2009)
The-Dream/Tricky Stewart/Christina Milian
The song that threw Bieber into pop’s stratosphere, and was his highest charting single until 2012′s “Boyfriend,” was put together by former lovers The-Dream and Christina Milian and Dream’s writing partner Tricky Stewart (who has penned songs for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and more). The Dream claims that Milian only helped with the melody of the song- but there’s no way you can just get a royalty check and credits off a melody right? If so, then I stand corrected. Either way, it’s the jam folks of all backgrounds and ages can’t help but sing to, and it’s the song that pretty much made Bieber a household name.
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Miley Cyrus may not be old enough to drink, but she’s certainly exercising her legal right to get married. The 19-year-old starlet recently announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years, actor Liam Hemsworth, who is only a few years older at 22.
So what was the first reaction here at Madame Noire? Shock, of course.
Then, personally, I wondered if they’re going in with the expectations of divorce. Besides the fact that they both work in an industry mired with temptations and distractions (and which has definitely added to the high divorce rate of Hollywood), they’re both extremely young. I can’t believe that Hemsworth has gotten everything out of his system at the age of 22. I’m less worried about Cyrus’ fidelity as I am with Hemsworth’s ability to remain faithful without having the chance to experience his “boys will be boys” phase.
Sure, three years is a solid period of time for a relationship but I am doubtful that it suffices when the two in the relationship are both under 24. They’re both in a period of their lives which is ripe for change. When I was Cyrus’ age, I was in my second year of college. I was unsure about my career path, my notions about love, and was yet to fully appreciate my place in the world. In other words, I was changing a lot. I know that everyone “feels ready” at different points in their lives but I doubt most people are ready by 19 to embark on a successful, life-long commitment.
How old were you when you felt ready to take the plunge?
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