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This is shouting news y’all! OK, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but when you think of what this woman has been through, this is definitely awesome news.
True Exclusives and Miss Jia have both posted pics of actress Maia Campbell that suggest the formerly addicted teen star is on the brink of a comeback. According to the sites, the “In the House” starlet is gearing up for a new role in an upcoming series on TV One, and she’s in the midst of good company. From photos posted on the sites, the series looks to be the second coming of a slew of teen stars from our favorite ’90s sitcoms. We see Maia alongside Cherie Johnson of “Family Matters” in some shots, as well as Ken Lawson from “The Parkers.”
And did we mention Maia looks great? The last time we saw the daughter of author Bebe Moore Campbell was on “Iyanla Fix My Life” in November. At the time, the 35-year-old who suffers from bi-polar disorder and has been addicted to drugs, was just beginning to be on the mend, talking with Iyanla about her issues from the past and her hopes for the future. Now, just six months later, she appears to have truly done the work Iyanla so often talks about and is ready to get back to honing her craft as a working actress in Hollywood.
So far, we don’t have any specific details on this new series but this news is promising, at the very least for Maia and her recovery. Here’s wishing her the best of luck!
Check out more behind-the-scenes pics on the next page.
Our faith in VH1′s upcoming TLC biopic keeps growing stronger and stronger with every new photo we see of the cast. The network just released a few new promo photos of Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer, and Lil Mama as T-Boz, Chilli, and Left-Eye and you can’t say they don’t at least look the part of the hottest girl group of the ’90s.
People who questioned Keke Palmer, and any of the girl’s abilities, to pull off these roles should feel silly now looking at how well they’ve been able to physically transform into the parts. Of course we have yet to see what acting skills they’re bringing to the table, but Drew and Keke have already proven themselves in other major movies, so we have no reason to expect less from them this time around.
Despite all the promo shots we’ve seen lately, we still have about six months until the final project. VH1 is expected to air the biopic this November and I’m personally anxious to see how well Evan Ross transforms into Dallas Austin. Donny Boaz will also play TLC’s manager Bill Diggins, Carl Anthony Payne II is playing Antonio ’L.A.’ Reid, and Rochelle Aytes has been cast as Perri ’Pebbles’ Reid.
Check out another pick of the girls in character below. Are you getting excited about the movie?
There are two sides to every argument! Lauren R.D. Fox argued on the side of Bey’s attempts to strictly control her image. Here’s CAP’s opposite take on the issue. What do you think?
There are so many things we don’t know about our girl Beyoncé, but the one thing we do know is that she certainly likes to be in control of it all. One might even call her a control freak. First Mrs. Carter fired her manager and father in 2011 so she could have full control over her career. Then in 2012 after the birth of baby Blue Ivy, the Carters sought legal control over baby Blue’s name by unsuccessfully attempting to get the name trademarked. Now, in 2013, Bey has shut out professional photographers from her Mrs. Carter tour to prevent the release of unflattering photos.
At the Super Bowl Half Time show earlier this year Beyoncé gave us some of her fiercest moves and most unflattering faces, which were posted all over the Internet to Bey’s dismay. Beyoncé’s publicist made a request for the photos to be removed, but this clearly fell on deaf ears since, to this day, you can do a quick Google search and easily find the many faces of Beyoncé during the Half Time show.
Ok Bey. We get it. You’re successful, beautiful, and borderline perfect and you don’t want any photos released that convey otherwise. But it’s starting to get to the point that you come off a bit neurotic, shallow, and narcissistic. We have all seen what you look like all dolled up for the photogs, but it actually adds a human element to actually see you making oogly faces just like the rest of us when we are throwing down our best moves on the dance floor.
For me, even with all her fame and grace, Bey has always seemed like an Every Girl that says “Aww Snap!” when her favorite song comes on, high fives you when you tell her how you told some heffa off, and ties an old scarf on her head before she goes to bed just like the rest of us. She just happens to also be ridiculously gorgeous and talented. But being so concerned about a few pictures that were released following the Super Bowl that people paid about five seconds of attention to and certainly didn’t overshadow her awesome performance on game day makes me think she is not as down to earth as I thought she was.
Also, this professional photographers ban seems a bit absurd since the iPhone takes photos just fine. If not the professionals, fans will certainly still be snapping away. I have already seen several pictures from the Mrs. Cater tour on Instagram from just about every show she’s done so far.
Beyoncé has made it clear that we will only get access to what she wants us to have access to. Even if she has to take every camera and camcorder up out any room she enters. And I understand that no one wants a less than becoming photo floating around and that she has built up an empire off her voice and image. But she may want to take a moment to think about the message she is sending by being so obsessed with the photos that hit the Web. This girl really needs to lighten up and stop taking herself so seriously sometimes!
I really hope that her fear of taking a bad picture doesn’t prevent her from GIVING IT in her dance routines at her concert because I, for one, am looking forward to seeing all those ugly faces when I hit the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour this summer.
If you can’t wait ’til Beyonce makes her rounds back to the U.S. — or Drake drops another unrelated song about her — allow us to give you your first look into the Mrs. Carter tour which kicked off in Belgrade, Serbia last night.
We know most people are only interested in the costumes and the twerking. So far, we haven’t seen too much evidence of the latter yet, but we do have video of Baddie Bey singing a rendition of Whitney Houston’s classic song, “I Will Always Love You” in some sort of “Halo” remix fashion. And as far as the costumes go, you already know Bey’s style: all leotard everything. She shocked everybody with an interesting faux T&A number (scroll through to see it), but there’s a whole lot more sequined goodness where that came from.
Check out the footage of concert numero uno below as well as pics of opening night on the next few pages. Are you attending the Mrs. Carter tour this year?
A new public service announcement has just hit the web, urging young girls to steer away from sending Hot pictures to their significant others.
“There’s no such thing as ‘just one photo.’” a message on the video reads. “Protect yourself from sexual exploitation. Be safe.”
The PSA is targeted toward young girls but the message can be applied to women of all ages. Although it seems like everyone is doing it, before we arch our backs and snap away in our bathroom mirrors, maybe we should really weigh the pros and cons of this decision.
For starters, with the Internet and use of social media nothing is private these days. When it comes to texting nude or partially nude photographs, you run the risk of having your most intimate parts emailed, posted or retexted anywhere. Look at the countless celebrity victims — Chris Brown, Kanye West, Adrienne Bailon, Trina, Cassie, Amber Rose, Ron Artest, Rihanna…the list just goes on and on.
When you text a playful or naughty photo, essentially you are saying, “I trust you with this content.” While you are exposed and in your most vulnerable state, you run the risk of possible shame or embarrassment. Just think if you ever wanted to run for public office; a racy photo can come back to haunt you and too bad there’s no real-life Olivia Pope to help you out.
To the contrary, according to reports, some experts say sexting can be a powerful medium for building intimacy in a relationship.
Relationship expert Esther Perel said she’s found sexting to be a great tool for couples in long-distance relationships and those having trouble in bed. “I have found sexting to be a very creative intervention for couples trying to rekindle their relationships,” she said.
So, if you are a grown adult that fully understands all of the possible negative aspects and you still want to send your boo thang a sexually-explicit pic, here are 5 tips to keep in mind.
Check out the tips on HelloBeautiful.com.
Claudia Jordan Comes For Omarosa: ‘This Woman Had A Red Carpet At Her Fiance’s Funeral…How Upset Were You?’
Claudia Jordan has a problem with Omarosa.
So what’s up with that you say? Well, despite the fact that she’s now a woman of the cloth and suffered the tragedy of losing her fiancé, Michael Clarke Duncan, a lot of folks still don’t like her. Just ask La Toya Jackson. No, wait, just ask Claudia Jordan.
You see, Claudia and Omarosa used to be friends, but had a falling out after Michael Clarke Duncan’s funeral.
Apparently, Omarosa didn’t like the fact that Claudia had posted a picture on Instagram from her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan’s funaral as she laid him to rest. Claudia, however, feels that was a minor offense if it was one at all because the picture she posted was in tribute to the Green Mile actor.
See Claudia Jordan’s response on EurWeb.com.
We know all about Swizz Beatz’s sons, but have you had the chance to see his daughter, Nicole? The little girl is his daughter with singer/producer/actress Jahna Sebastian. Nicole turned four on May 22, and to commemorate his daughter’s big day, he wished her happy birthday on Twitter: “Happy Bday to my Lil Queen #blessings #daddylove.” MAN, if Swizzy doesn’t have the strongest genes of all time…But anywho, check out photos the producer posted of his Minnie Mouse loving little one.
Nicole isn’t the only one who recently celebrated a birthday though. The daughter of another producer just turned 14! She is Shaniah Cymone Mauldin, the child of iconic producer Jermaine Dupri. He gushed on Twitter about his number one girl: “It’s my baby
@shaniahcymone 14th birthday,omg !! I can’t believe it,I ❤u with all my ❤ Happy Birthday.” I remember how tiny this young lady used to be from her days posing with her pop in Apple Bottoms’ ads (the line for kids of course). These kids grow up so fast these days I tell ya…
And of course, we had to showcase Justin Combs (Diddy’s son with Misa Hylton) going off to prom recently. Diddy’s first-born son also just graduated from high school and is off to UCLA on a football scholarship in the fall, so big ups to him! The 18-year-old cutie went to prom in style, riding in a luxurious Rolls-Royce, and he took a very beautiful date who wore a vintage Gucci gown (though I must say, she looks MUCH older than 18, but whatever…). Check out photos of the very grown Justin getting ready and going off to dance the night away/stunt at prom.
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In this day and age, the definition of cheating has required a lot of stretching to include the shady behavior people partake in due to technology. Oh how sexting has broken up a lot of relationships and conversations and photos posted on social media hasn’t made things any better either. And in general, social media has allowed us to not only interact with people we might not have had access to in the past, but it’s also allowed us to have large audiences to rant to, and an opportunity to be more nosey about our partner’s every day comings and goings than we used to be able to be. So with that, there’s a lot of things people need to be more careful about when it comes to how they handle themselves on the computer when they’re in a relationship, specifically on social media. Monitoring yourself can save you a lot of drama…
- Sharing the Details of Your Relationship Online: I’m sure you’ve seen those people who get in a fight with their boyfriend or girlfriend, and then jump on social media and call that person everything BUT a child of God (as my pastor would say). Not only that, but they only tell one side of the story to individuals online and use their Facebook and Twitter to vent and say, “___ ain’t s**t!” It’s best to keep your squabbles with your partner to yourself, or learn to talk these situations out because you need to for the betterment of your relationship…not because you got caught talking reckless in your Tweet ;last night, and now all hell is breaking loose…
- Sharing Scandalous Photos of Yourself or Taking Them With Others: I’m sure you love your new Instagram account, but I hope you understand the importance of not taking scandalous pics of yourself in the bathroom mirror, on the bed, or any other random place you can think of and posting it online. Nobody likes seeing their girlfriend or boyfriend’s profile picture being ogled by strangers online who make creepy demands (“Can I see more of that???” but in more broken english). Nor should you be at parties or events with friends of the opposite sex all hugged up and getting way too friendly. If you decide to do so, expect some drama to ensue if your partner comes across it.
- Entertaining Random People Who Try to Contact You: Everyone enjoys a compliment from time to time, especially if you’re not getting it from your partner as often as you would like. But having back and forth correspondences with the cute guy who direct messaged you is not a good idea. Especially if Mr. Man is a stranger. I’m sure you have no real plans to meet this person or get to know them further (or at least I hope you don’t), so I wouldn’t recommend messing around and getting caught flirting with someone you won’t remember or care anything about a month from now.
- Saying Things to Folks You Wouldn’t Say in Front of Your Significant Other: This one speaks for itself. If you wouldn’t tell a person “You could get it” in front your mate, you might want to choose your words wisely online. People like to think that because you decide to delete something it’s gone and all proof of what you wrote is gone, but once folks see it, it’s out there (and probably out there to stay if word spreads fast–that’s why celebs struggle on Twitter). Anything you had to do a double take behind your back to make sure no one saw you type might warrant you keeping things PG. Hell, G actually.
- But In the End, Don’t Spy on Your Spouse Through Their Social Media Accounts: Crazy, right!? But hey, I wouldn’t recommend being “Big Brother” over your own partner’s social media pages. From going through the conversations posted on his/her pages (and doing background checks on the people who they were talking to), to trying to get the password to their accounts and starting fights over what folks posted on that person’s wall, just calm down. All you can really do is trust your partner and hope that your significant other isn’t out there being scandalous (or that they don’t have an account with a fake name to allow them to act a fool), but letting social media create a rift in your relationship is not a good look. So don’t let it.
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That Rih. Everything she does causes a stir. The spicy pop tart took to Facebook to promote her upcoming video, “Where Have You Been,” sporting a bikini top, metallic shorts, and an arm full of chunky bracelets.
She’s been dropping clues to get fans amped for the video reveal, but hasn’t dropped the official date of the premiere. First she caused a stir and starred in many young boys’ fantasies with a topless shots from the video set back in March. Then she displayed the single cover on her Instagram, in which she was veiled in a leopard print scarf and rocked some fierce smoky eye detail. In addition to the latest black and white promo pic, the social butterfly also treated fans to some sunny shots from her vacation in Hawaii.
To peep some of Rihanna’s latest candid photos, visit StyleBlazer.com
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If there’s one thing I have zero tolerance for, it’s sexting. Asking me to send you a picture when I just met you two hours ago is a surefire way to get your number deleted. I have no interest in sending my lady parts to a stranger for the viewing pleasure of him or his friends so that one day when I try to make something of my life that picture comes back to haunt me and my career is over (dramatic I know). But there’s an even bigger issue that has traumatized me from the world of sexting: the dreaded, unsolicited penis pic.
There is nothing, and I mean nothing, worse than seeing a text pop up from a guy you like only to randomly be greeted by his mini-me. It’s not so much the lack of aesthetic appeal that bothers me, although that does play into it some, it always seems to be the weirdos you shouldn’t have given your number to in the first place that think sending a pic of their little man is going to woo you. Um, no thanks. And even when it comes to men you do like, sharing pics is all good if you’re into it, but at the very least, give me a heads up (pun intended). From the moment you send a man any type of suggestive photo he thinks it’s open season to flood your inbox with penis pics and that’s why I’m not going there in the first place.
Because I’ve virtually weaved all d*ick pic-ing out of my life, my entertainment now comes from friends. Literally in the past week I’ve received at least two picture messages with the text DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS THREAD and I already knew what it was. Sure enough when the pic downloaded I was looking at a forwarded photo of some man who had never met me a day in his life, yet here I was staring at his member while my friend and I scrutinized length, width, pigmentation, and any other characteristic we could squeeze out of a low-res jpg on a smart phone. SMH. Any wonder why I don’t sext? If women are sharing pictures of men’s privates there’s no way a photo I send some man is really “just for me, baby.”
But the worst pics have come from another friend of mine who seems to have a knack for men who like to make repeated below the belt picture violations. I’ll never forget the day she sprung a penis photo of a man who appeared to have vitiligo on me. In everyday life no one cares if you have a skin condition that causes you to lose pigmentation. In the sexting world, you need to preface a picture of a two-tone penis with an explanation. Then there was the photo of the man she literally labeled “toddler penis” that essentially made me say, if you’re working with something that small you need to keep that to yourself and pray that when it comes down to do the deed you won’t get turned away. I mean the last thing you want to do is photo yourself out of sex. Then there was another “gentleman” who trumped everyone else when he sent much more than a photo. Trust me, there’s nothing like an unsolicited video of a man pleasing himself to ruin your entire morning. And just to clarify, none of these men were her boyfriend, and she couldn’t have known them for more than a couple of months, if that. And unfortunately, the ages ranged from 20s to early thirties. Gag me.
So, with unsolicited package pic-ing being nearly unanimously deemed undesirable by women, why do men still do it?! It must have something to do with the fact that most men want women to send them photos so they think, well of course she wants one from me too. Trust me, women will let you know if they want it. The other problem is they’re not reading Askmen.com because if they were they would know to think before they send, because what this writer says will happen if a man sends an unrequested pic is absolutely, 100% the truth:
- Initially, sexting pictures of your penis will frighten and upset her.
- Her anger will turn into her mocking you and your penis.
- Be prepared to have your sext forwarded to her girlfriends for judgment.
In other words, just don’t do it.
Have you had any unsolicited package pic-ing drama? Do you prefer to send or receive sexts or are you against it altogether?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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