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Beyonce Spends HOW Much On Her Looks?! The Cost Of Perfection… By The Numbers

February 25th, 2015 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Remember that old saying, “Wow, you look like a million bucks!”? I’d say it comes from a certain truth — seeing as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Rihanna spend a jaw-dropping fortune on looking and staying perfect for the public spotlight. From 24-karat gold facials to personal masseuses, perfection ain’t cheap!

Let’s take a look at how much the three most talked about divas spend on their appearances — by the numbers.

Kim Kardashian

Kim K reportedly spends over $1 million a year to maintain her beauty, says the Daily Mail.

In an interview with Into the Gloss, the reality TV star bared all, as she usually does, and revealed her secret beauty regimen. (h/t The Defamer)

The most famous Kardashian spends $42 - $455 on facial creams and cleansers.

To protect her olive skin from the sun, Kim Kardashian shells out between $48 and $85 on SPF 30 and 50 facial sunscreens.

“I have this at-home LED light therapy machine called Quasar MD Plus that I got it for my psoriasis because I’ll try anything,” Kim Kardashian told In the Gloss. If you want one of your own, be prepared to spend $795.

On make-up, including brushes, foundation, bronzer, contour kits, mascara, and lashes, she spends between $11 and $62. Two of the products she mentioned happened to be part of her own line, Kardashian Beauty.

Kim K says that at the end of the day, she wipes off all her make-up with Neutrogena’s Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, which costs an inexpensive $1.83. 

Because I’m convinced this whole interview was a paid sponsorship, let’s see what the rumor mill — which I surprisingly have more faith in — has to say about Kim K’s beauty regimen.

According to Hollywood Life, the curvaceous star spends $2,175 a week getting beautified. That includes $300 for a 24-karat gold facial, $500 for weekly glygolic peels, and $2,500 bi-montly visits at Beverly Hills salon Bailey’s. Her favorite facial, HL adds, costs $1,269!

Every month, the sultry starlet gets Fraxel ($800) and Velashape ($3,000) laser treatments to keep the cellulite at bay.

As for her luscious hair? Well, she bought that for about $800 from the Shade salon in Beverly Hills.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé isn’t as publicly open about her beauty regimen. But the streets are talkin’ and Queen Bey also drops $1 million a year to stay “flawless.”

No Beyoncé — you did not wake up like this.

OK! Insider speculates that Bey spends her big bucks on personal spray-tan artists, personal masseuses, skin products, chemical peels, and botox — ouch, the Partition singer was right. “Pretty Hurts.”

When it comes to Beyoncé’s locks, Hype Hair swears that the songstress spends over $100,000 – the extensions Bey wore during her Mrs. Carter World Tour last year is rumored to be valued at $145,000. Unbeweavable!

And here’s a wacky rumor, according to The Loop: Beyoncé spends $85 — per finger — to get a gold manicure. If you do the math, that’s $850 for both hands.  Is it true? I don’t know, but I secretly want it to be!

Rihanna

The Island Princess allegedly spends — wait for it — $56,000week on her appearance according to Yahoo! Lifestyle  Rumor has it that RiRi pays her dermatologist $11,000 a week to be on call.

“She gets laser skin tightening, oxygen facials, photo facials, even the infamous vampire facials. It’s not just her face, she gets laser treatments on her body too,” according to a source.

She pays her lash expert, hair stylist, and tanner $5,500, $2,800, and $1,000 a day, respectively. Her make-up stylist, Mylah Morales, makes a pretty penny at $3,700 a week.

Wearing nothing but unprocessed human hair, Rihanna’s hairstyles can hover around $7,000.

Hey, what’d you expect? Perfection is pricey.

Chris Brown Talks Awkward Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys, And Why He’s Ready To Impregnate, But Not Marry Karrueche

February 23rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Anytime Chris Brown sits down for an interview, you can be sure that he’s going to say something very interesting or very crazy. I’ll let you decide which statements are what after you check out what he had to say on The Breakfast Club today. The singer, there to promote his tour with with Trey Songz and the Fan of a Fan album with Tyga, talked about why he falls out with Karrueche publicly, why he went in on Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon, and people continuously bringing up his past. He definitely had a lot to say. Check it out.

If His Social Media Rants Get Him Into Trouble With The Judge Presiding Over His Probation

I wouldn’t talk about the judge because I’m not off probation all the way. So I would say that I don’t think it would make a difference. I think even if I was at church every day, it would be something to talk about. I think how media has kind of–not to say targeted me because I’m not here to be like “Woe is me,” that’s bullshit. But I feel like the only thing that’s highlighted in my career over the last five years is my negativity. Only thing I can do is put my positive music out and do what I do and be great at that. That’s the only thing that has been successful is the music. People can’t deny an undeniable hit.

The Percentage Of Blame He Would Put On Himself And The Media For His Image

It’s 50/50. I’m not going to sit there and say I’m a saint. But I definitely say that a lot of the choices I made in the past reflect now. So now, I don’t have the benefit of the doubt. “Oh, Chris didn’t do it.” People be like, “No, he did it!” It’s because of my past decisions.

Why Chris & Karrueche Always Fall Out Publicly

A lot of the times, I’m impulsive. I don’t have no filter. Whether it’s a relationship issue, whether it’s her or me, we don’t know how to communicate sometimes, to be able to be like, let’s talk about this before we say some sh*t and then we’re back together next week. Then you give everybody else the option to depict our relationship and set their own basis for how we live our life. It’s better for growth and maturity when you communicate and talk through a relationship and understand each other. I’d rather do that and not make my stuff as public because it’s not anybody’s opinion! And people’s lives is sh*t so they can’t comment on mine anyway.

Agreeing With Kanye Saying That Karrueche Probably Couldn’t Do Better Than Brown, And Bringing Up Rihanna

I feel what he meant by it. I’m not saying that as an arrogant statement…there’s nowhere else to go. Even with ol’ girl. The first one. Who else she gon’ go to? That’s nice, [Leonardo DiCaprio] is a good choice, but who else in this game she gon’ go to? Some corny singing rapper? You know what I’m saying? What she do now, I got respect for her and whatever her choice is, but at the time, not to toot my own horn, but who’s hotter than me?

Where Things Stand With Rihanna Now

We’re cordial. I respect her space. She respects mine. Too much talking leads to “Hey, what you doing? What’s up? What’s up? We gon’ hang out?” It just complicates things.

On People Bringing Up His Abusive Past

It’s not even about, “Oh, he doesn’t show any remorse.” How much remorse am I going to show? It’s been damn near almost 10 years. I just feel like, if you not going to get over it, you’re never going to get over it.

Why He Lashed Out At Tamar And Adrienne Bailon

Mine is a roast. If you want to say something about me, let me just joke. But I don’t say the stuff that’s like, “Okay, yeah, he got her.” I say the stuff that’s going to hurt and feel like someone took a dagger to your veins. I’m getting smart now because I’m realizing that when people are in panic mode and they need to sell something or they need to get ratings, it’s “Let’s poke at Chris Brown because he’ll bite on it. He’ll say something and we’ll get a reaction out of him because guess what? It’s going to bring our ratings through the roof because he’s going to go all the way and then he’s going to look like the bad guy and we’re going to win.” I’m starting to realize it. It’s still fun to me because I like to entertain.

On The Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys

I left before that came on. I didn’t even know until I looked at my Instagram and Twitter. My thing is, that’s great. If you’re going to focus on that, that’s great. But also talk about Mike Brown. Talk about all these injustices going on as far as politically, and all the things that’s wrong with our country. Don’t use the music to just talk about domestic violence, because ya’ll don’t talk about it on nothin’ else…Then you got other people in the crowd that are artists, I don’t know half these people because I don’t listen to their music, but I saw little tweets like, “Well then you shouldn’t have let Chris Brown come to the awards.” To me, that’s a slap in my face, because that has nothing to do with you. If you are in a totally different lane and you’re doing whatever you’re doing, your opinion shouldn’t be that valid. You should worry about what the hell you’re doing. Old Chris Brown would have come over and smacked you in your mouth, but the new one is like, “Cool, tell me how to get into them pearly gates since you’re perfect. I need to know how to get on that VIP list because I want to get there too.”

If He’s Ready To Settle Down With Karrueche

I’m too young for that. I can deal with babies. That’s different. I don’t follow the certain formula…I’m cool having a baby. The marriage thing? I’m not cool with giving you half of what I earned all my life. Prenups, all that, that’s cool. But in our generation, marriage has been distorted to our generation of people because it hasn’t worked. The older generation, it worked…as our culture, generations from being teenagers to now, it’s all about the turn up. I’m not promoting the turn up, but that’s what our mentality is. So it’s all about what’s hot at the time. Those values aren’t instilled in us right now. We don’t have leaders to instill that. I’m particularly not going to be that leader because I’m going to turn up with you [laughs]. As I progress and find out who I am more, when I’m more in my 30s, then maybe.

What He Thinks Of People Saying He Could Have Been The Next MJ, But Blew It

The funny thing is, I am on that level. I’m not saying I am Beyoncé and Michael Jackson. If you know you’re great, you know you’re great. When people say, “He’s supposed to be that,” it’s because they know I am that.

I can’t look back and say, “I wish I could have done it this way,” because I’ll be mad at my life because I didn’t get it to the fullest potential. All I can do now is say, “You know what, I’m just going to to kill everything I do.”

[Watch] RiRi, Kanye & Paul McCartney Slay At The Grammys

February 8th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week, we told you about Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s new track, “FourFive Seconds.” As with everything, there are mixed reviews about the emotional song, but as we’ve said before, we’re totally here for it. The trio took the stage at the Grammys tonight and it was awesome.

Earlier this evening on the red carpet, Kanye explained that he’s the executive producer of Ri’s upcoming album, which the track will be featured on. He also revealed that when she heard it, she just had to have it. We can definitely understand why.

Check out their performance below.


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Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop? The Hottest And The Hot Mess Looks From The 2015 Grammy Awards

February 8th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Another Grammys has come out of nowhere and taken over our TVs, and while we listen to the music and watch the who’s who of the industry take home the biggest awards in music, we’re also wondering what they’re wearing (and why they’re wearing it in some cases…). Here are the looks that stood out from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Ariana Grande & Big Sean

New dress, new hot date–same ol’ ponytail…

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, stepped out in style with Grande in a white and silver Versace number, and her boo in all black. This look definitely makes her look more grown and s*xy, but I’m still very much against the cheerleader ponytail. Can we get a chic bob on her? Some waves?  Anything else?

[Watch] Rihanna, Kanye And Paul McCartney Are About To Wild Out In “FourFiveSeconds” Video

February 3rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Pass or Play? Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney are close to going off in "FourFiveSeconds."

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Earlier today, Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney debuted the music video for their brilliant track, “FourFiveSeconds.” It appears to be a song that almost everyone has been able to relate to at one point or another. Both RiRi and Kanye sing about being pushed to a breaking point and how they’re about to go off, as Paul goes to town on his guitar.

[Verse 1 – Rihanna:]
I think I’ve had enough
I might get a little drunk
I say what’s on my mind
I might do a little time
Cause all of my kindness
Is taken for weakness

[Hook – Rihanna:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

[Verse 2 – Kanye West:]
Woke up an optimist
Sun was shinin’, I’m positive
Then I heard you was talkin’ trash
Hold me back, I’m ’bout to spaz

[Hook – Rihanna and Kanye West:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

[Bridge – Rihanna:]
And I know that you’re up tonight
Thinkin’, “how could I be so selfish?”
But you called ’bout a thousand times
Wondering where I’ve been
Now I know that you’re up tonight
Thinkin’ “how could I be so reckless?”
But I just can’t apologize
I hope you can understand

[Verse 3 – Kanye West:]
If I go to jail tonight
Promise you’ll pay my bail
See they want to buy my pride
But that just ain’t up for sale
See all of my kindness
Is taken for weakness

[Hook x2 – Rihanna and Kanye West:]
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh, that’s all I want

As previously reported, the video was directed by the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin fashion photography team and Kanye styled everyone. According to Rolling Stone, the single will appear on both Kanye and Rihanna’s forthcoming albums.

Check out “FourFiveSeconds” below. Thoughts?

Rihanna Teases Behind The Scenes Clip For ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Music Video, Featuring Kanye And Paul McCartney

February 2nd, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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From BlackVoices

The first glimpse of Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West’s music video for “FourFiveSeconds” is here, thanks to a teaser posted on Rihanna’s YouTube account on Friday.

The behind-the-scenes teaser shows Rihanna, McCartney and West performing the song in front of the camera and reviewing the footage, as well as a few seconds of Rihanna getting touch-ups in the makeup chair.

Read more about RiRi’s new music video at BlackVoices.com

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney Debut “FourFiveSeconds”

January 25th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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There’s been a whole lot of “internet breaking” going on as of late and last night was no exception. The highly anticipated collaboration of the legendary Paul McCartney and hip-hop and pop royalty Kanye West and Rihanna hit the net last night. Rihanna debuted “FourFiveSeconds” on her website, two weeks after Kanye dropped the single, “Only One”, in which Ty Dolla $ign sings back up vocals.

Rihanna sings over the acoustic, percussion-less track about her flaws and faults:

“I think I’ve had enough. I might get a little drunk. I say what’s on my mind. I might do a little time. Cause all of my kindness is taken for weakness.”

Kanye comes in on a verse as he laments about his own troubles:

“If I go to jail tonight, promise you’ll pay my bail. See they want to buy my pride, but that just ain’t up for sale. See all of my kindness is taken for weakness.”

West previewed the track at an IHeartRadio summit music industry event last Thursday at which in true Kanye fashion he went on to deliver a 45 minute stream-of-consciousness speech about his “responsibility to innovate” and apparently revealed a conversation with the The Beatles member in which he asked, “What was pu**y like in the sixties?” He played the track straight from his computer for the audience before closing his laptop and exiting the stage without speaking of a release date.

You can listen to the track at RihannaNow.com. In the meantime, Rihanna’s bestie Melissa posted the pop star’s reaction to the track going live. Peep her cute reaction below:

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Rihanna’s Fight With Retailer Topshop Over Using Unauthorized Image Finally Resolved

January 23rd, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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UPDATE: The wheels of justice turn slowly, but finally Rihanna has proven victorious over a company selling her image on a t-shirt without her permission.

Her legal dispute was with retailer Topshop ended when three UK judges at the Court of Appeal agreed with an earlier High Court ruling that “selling the tank top could deceive some shoppers and Rihanna’s fans into thinking she endorsed the item of clothing,” reports Business Insider.

Although celebrities in the UK have no legal right to control how their images are used, if a product is marketed in such a way that may suggest the celebrity endorsed it, this could be a case of an unauthorized use of a trademark or image rights.

The lawsuit went back to 2013 when Rihanna initially won her case in the High Court and Topshop was told to stop selling clothing with the singer’s image. Topshop appealed last year, arguing there is a long tradition of retailers using celebrities’ images, such as Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix. It was this appeal that was just overturned in court.

Update by Ann Brown

Original story posted July 31, 2013

From The Grio

A British judge has ruled in favor of the singer Rihanna, who sued retailer Topshop for selling a T-shirt bearing her image without permission.

High Court Justice Colin Birss says buyers were likely deceived by believing she had authorized its sale.

Birss says the sales represented a loss of Rihanna’s reputation in the fashion realm, where the singer has been trying to carve out a name as a designer. She has a clothing line in her name at a rival store.

Read more at  TheGrio.com 

Be Honest: Famous Singers Whose Voices Have Only Gotten Better…And Worse

January 22nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The age of the great singer has pretty much come and gone, but there are some very talented musicians who have managed to get better with time. On the flipside, there are also singers who started out with great voices, only to have them wane over time (blame it on age, hard living, etc.). Here are 10 examples on both sides of singers whose voices have improved greatly over the years, and a few who have lost their mojo for a variety of reasons.

Worse: Alicia Keys

A. Keys was never out here singing like Anita Baker, but as she got older and started writing and arranging more and more songs that pushed her voice past a limit she is really capable of (Yes, I’m talking about “Girl on Fire”), the change in her voice became more noticeable. These days, the talented writer and pianist does a lot more screaming than singing:

“Nothing Can Stop What God Has Planned”: Chris Brown Reacts After Having His Probation Revoked, Could Face Jail Time Again

January 16th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Despite looking as though he would finally get on the right track and get off of probation, Chris Brown might be back in trouble after all.

According to the AP, a judge revoked the singer’s probation from the Rihanna case on Thursday because he reportedly traveled without approval for a show, and didn’t finish his community service requirements. Brown is catching somewhat of a break for now though, because they will allow him to remain free until he has to attend another hearing on March 20. On that date, another update will be given to Judge James R. Brandlin of LA Superior Court by probation officials, and if things aren’t up to par with his expectations, Brown could go back to jail.

This decision is based on the fact that even though Brown was allegedly told that he could not leave LA County without permission, he traveled to San Jose on Jan. 11 to perform. Clearly that show wasn’t worth it because not only did it get him in trouble, but that same show was the one where five people were shot as he performed “Loyal” on stage. There is no indication that Brown was involved in that shooting, however, probation officials are looking into it either way to be sure. But in Brown’s defense, his attorney, Mark Geragos, said that Brown was incorrectly told that he didn’t need an okay to go to San Jose for the performance.

In the end, the judge actually accepted Geragos’ explanation, but in order to have control of this situation, and due to the fact that Brown didn’t finish the last 200 hours of his 1,000 community service hours, Judge Brandlin revoked the singer’s probation anyway.

According to the AP, Brown attended court with Karrueche Tran and his mother, and afterwards, he shared this on Twitter:

 

Chris Brown

Brown has had his probation from the Rihanna case revoked before, but only briefly after an alleged hit-and-run case that was eventually dismissed. Considering that the judge felt that Brown made a lot of headway with his community service (even though he didn’t finish all of it), hopefully Brown will continue to make progress and get to avoid going back to the slammer. One can only hope…