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Awww, isn’t this nice news to hear on Mother’s Day?
On Saturday night, after she was fully dressed for her show in Chattanooga, TN, Monica posted a picture of her protruding belly. In a gorgeous royal blue dress, Monica didn’t need to say anything because it was clear a little one is on the way.
On Twitter, Monica replied to Niecy Nash’s well wishes with a thank you and also revealed that she’s five months pregnant!
She and husband Shannon Brown, a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns, have been married since November 2010. Monica has two sons, Rocko and Romelo, with former fiancé, rapper Rocko. She’s also been a very strong parental figure to Rocko’s older son Malik and considers him her son as well. Shannon also has a son, Shannon Jr., from a previous relationship. This will be their first child together.
Since they’ve been together, Monica has been on “pregnancy watch.” She’s openly stated that she feels her purpose in life is to be a mother so fans are excited as though this is “everyone’s” baby.
While Monica and Shannon are surely just hoping for a healthy baby, wouldn’t it be nice if she had a little girl? There’s a lot of testosterone in the house already so it’d be cute to have a little girl there for them to start protecting.
Congratulations to the Browns on their new bundle of joy on the way!
Ever since I heard the slowed beat of Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” drop, I instantly had Ciara’s latest single “Body Party” on repeat. I knew the video would feature her slithering and sliding in moves that would keep EMTs busy for weeks as women across the country blew out their backs and pulled hamstrings trying to imitate the moves for their men.
I wasn’t disappointed when Ciara scissored her legs in the air for boyfriend Future as they play out how they first met for the video, but it was like deja-vu as I saw her relationship slowly steal the spotlight from her first two singles. Is it me, or does something happen to a recording artist when they fall in love and choose to flaunt it in their work? After watching Ciara’s steamy video for “Body Party,” I couldn’t help but wonder if she’s risking the buzz she’s worked so hard to build back by allowing boyfriend, Future, to make so many appearance.
Mixing business and pleasure is a risky move. There’s something about when celebs turn the camera on to their personal lives that causes their careers and their relationships to fall apart. Here are a few celebs who might want to think about leaving their boo behind-the-scenes in the future.
J.Lo had a pretty good buzz going as a singer even if her “hits” were only heard in the clubs, but as soon as Ben Affleck took J.Lo from the block to the yacht in her Jenny From the Block vid, Jenny’s singing career went man down for a minute and she was left man-less and a little embarrassed. Not to mention Ben credited the cameo with almost ruining his career. And who can forget how clearly sprung she was on the track “Dear Ben,” in which she sings,” I love you, you’re perfect.” Well apparently the feelings weren’t mutual; Ben quickly married another Jennifer after their break up and made like 11 kids with her. Sting. Word of advice for the former fly girl: You can sing all the love songs you want about your boo, just don’t name them after him and throw said boo in all your videos.
A budding relationship can start to grow anywhere but more often than not a relationship will bloom at work. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie weren’t the only celebrities to fall in love at work and they won’t be the last. Here are 15 stars who hooked up with their co-workers when the camera lights went off.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston starred in the box office bomb The Experts back in 1987 but unfortunately Preston was married at the time. Her marriage ended a year later but it wasn’t until her relationship with actor Charlie Sheen ended that Travolta finally had the chance to snag his leading lady. The couple wed in 1991. Their marriage experienced hardship when their 16-year-old son Jett passed away in 2009. Travolta and Preston have two other children together.
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When you’re going out for a first date with someone, it’s easy to feel a bit nervous. Wondering if he’ll like you, if your chemistrys will mesh, if your breath stinks and if you’re wearing the right outfit etc. It can be a bit rough on the ego. So, when you’re getting ready to step out with a new man for the first time, you might need some auditory courage. The following songs should do the trick.
I think I’m ready
Been locked up in the house way too long,
It’s time to get it…
Freakum Dress- Beyonce
Honestly, this whole list could have been compromised of Beyonce anthems; but variety is the spice of life, so we’ll shake it up a bit. But even Bey’s biggest haters would find it hard to deny that she will get you right on the confidence tip. When you’re trying to determine what to wear for your night out, you might not want to go as far as the freakum dress but you certainly want to make sure it’s an outfit, preferably a dress or skirt, that doesn’t show the whole movie but gives him a bit of a preview.
While Rihanna’s 5.8 million Instagram followers may love her stream of racy pictures, there’s one fan that’s totally against it—her mom.
The Bajan singer, who recently canceled her tour date in Boston due to laryngitis, told Elle UK that her mother humbled her after seeing her Instagram feed.
“I’m not afraid of any person in this world, but my mother, I’m terrified of her,” said Rihanna. “She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two unclothed pictures [my pal] Melissa [Forde] put up on Instagram, a sneak peek from a photo book she’s making about me.”
You’ve got to check out what else she said over on Essence. Many have been wondering what Rihanna’s mom thinks about some of her antics…there you go!
As an adult, does your mom still put a little fear in you every now and then?
As its been said a million times before and remains true, music is a universal language. Before you know it, a song can take you on an emotional roller coaster, feeling things you didn’t know you felt. The stories told in songs can have you agreeing…and throwing a side eye. Some of our favorite songs have some of the most trifling situations: cheating, fighting over men, falling in love with someone else, babies, etc. Check out the list and don’t forget to tell us your fave song that has a trifling meaning!
Relationships are never easy but for these celebrity women cupid has been just a smidge more brutal. Whether they were subjected to cheating boyfriends or unappreciative mates, these famous ladies have been through the wringer when it comes to their love lives. Sure, some finally found happiness, but we’re sure the scars from their early lovers will never quite disappear.
Celebrities seemingly live the good life with millions of adoring fans and millions more in the bank. When tragedy strikes their lives and they unexpectedly lose a loved one, we are reminded that stars are human after all and mourn just like us.
Rapper/singer/actress Queen Latifah suffered a personal loss during the early stages in her rap career. Back in 1992, the Newark native’s world was rocked when her older brother Lancelot was killed while riding the very same motorcycle his famous baby sister recently purchased for him. 20 years after his death, Queen Latifah, still struggles with her grief and said losing her brother “was like suffering an amputation.”
In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.
Sometimes we’re so bombarded with sad news and negativity about celebrities that it gets a little draining, so instead of talking about the bad stuff, we decided to try to find 9 successes from celebrities that occurred in 2012. We’re not going to lie, it was hard, but we think we found some good ones to make you smile, so let’s get to it!
Shout out to The Jasmine Brand for picking up on this one. It seems yesterday afternoon Brandy and Monica’s fans, or stans I should say, were trying to stir up some 90s beef on Twitter for no apparent reason and the singers weren’t having it at all.
After scrolling for days on Twitter, I came across just a snippet of the hate fans of each lady were throwing at the other. For example:
@CJrockit: All @monicabrown do is hold notes long because her vocals are Shytety. She sounds like she swallowed a frog. @4everBrandy
@Silentbx: The only thing DELAYED is Monica’s career.. @ChrisFierce I suggest you stop worrying about Bran’s success & worry about your fakeness!
Apparently shots like this were getting thrown back and forth for hours until the ladies stepped in and intervened. First Monica sent a stern message to her followers:
Then a few hours lady Brandy jumped in to scold her own followers, tweeting:
After that, most of the beef seemed to subside with other followers of both ladies agreeing that the tweefing was silly, but considering Brandy’s album release is right around the corner, I wouldn’t be surprised if they went back at it again soon. At least these ladies know how to keep it classy.
On another note though, can we talk about this new trend of celebrities naming their fans? Doves and Starz? I’m so confused.
Why do you think fans keep trying to stir up beef between Brandy and Monica? And because I’m nosy like that, are you a Star or Dove?
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