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Though Giuliana Rancic’s apology last night seemed sincere and heartfelt to me, there are still some who are refusing to accept it. But more importantly, other Black women in the limelight who stepping forward to show their support and solidarity.
First, there was fellow loced sister Selma director Ava DuVernay, who wrote this under Zendaya’s initial open letter.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 24, 2015
Then “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington commended Zendaya on her open letter to Giuliana.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 24, 2015
And finally, Solange spoke about the ways in which the show had been speaking about the fro on the red carpets for years. And she even referenced the time In Touch Weekly compared her hair to a dog. That didn’t go unnoticed. In true Solange fashion, she provided the perfect response for it.
— QPrinV3 (@QPrinV3) February 25, 2015
India Arie even released a “Songversation” about this whole thing. See what she said.
— India.Arie (@indiaarie) February 25, 2015
I wanted to jump in and defend Zendaya – but she’s doing that BEAUTIFULLY herself.
VERY. WELL. DONE. It’s a powerful thing to be a TEENAGER in the public eye, and feel empowered to speak up in your own defense. STUNNING!
In my opinion, Entitlement in and of itself, BLINDS people to that very entitlement … THUS allowing the behavior exhibited.
I’m not calling Giuliana Rancic a RACIST, .. but OF COURSE it has to do with RACE. To say it has “Nothing to do with race” .. THAT’S why people get mad.
But lets remember HOW difficult it is for a person of Gullianna Ranci’s social context to really UNDERSTAND how we see race in this issue. How race is a pervasive ISSUE in the entertainment industries as a whole.
We need more more compassion in this world. Period
So I’m not MAD at Giuliana Rancic I’m SAD at her. I’m Sad that things LIKE THIS keep happening.
It’s Hollywood’s biggest night, and while black folks might not have picked up many nominations (Selma is nominated in the Best Picture category, and “Glory” is nominated for Best Original Song), I was quite surprised to see how many of our stars showed up for the the big ceremony. What are they looking like? I have all their looks for you to see, and talk about, here. So who looked amazing and who didn’t? Let’s chat!
In a custom Calvin Klein gown, Lupita returned to the Academy Awards red carpet a year after winning. Her heavily adorned pearl dress with its open back and keyhole detail is one-of-a-kind, and she definitely looks one-of-a-kind on the carpet. And while I like what they’ve tried to with her hair recently, I actually prefer this close, cropped and curled look. Steal!
When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!
The internet may have told you that yesterday little Blue Ivy Carter turned 3. Of course there were hyperbolic comments made about her being heir to the throne, slideshows featuring Blue’s most adorable public moments, even some really entertaining illustrations, like this one:
But one of the greatest birthday tributes came Blue Blue’s auntie Solange.
But I’ll save the best for last. Before that, Beyoncé posted a picture of Blue Ivy’s birthday set up, complete with an ice sculpture. Check it out.
See what Solange had to say about her niece below.
It’s almost too much to handle right?
Solange may have been able to laugh off her tax lien misunderstanding. But Solange isn’t the only celebrity the IRS has been after recently. Uncle Sam has been cleaning serious house. And these celebrities have found themselves seriously in debt.
After tying the knot two weeks ago in a spectacular New Orleans wedding, Solange and her husband Alan Ferguson honeymooned in Brazil.
The songstress shared photos with her fans on Instagram of her gorgeous Brazilian honeymoon. According to reports, the couple stayed at the boutique hotel Corumbau. The secluded venue features a farm and grove of a palm trees.
From the looks of it, Solo enjoyed her time in Brazil. In one post, she said “thank you Trancoso for being the most magical lil place to “honey our moon”…..Brazil could not have been kinder to us and our love….
Congratulations to the Fergusons!
Solange is not only upset with the Ferguson case outcome, but she has joined in the protests by postponing the release of her latest Puma collection.
“Solange Knowles is keeping her word when it comes to fighting for the justice of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, St. Louis,” reports GlobalGrind.
Solange’s sneaker for Puma that was scheduled for Black Friday. Many Ferguson protests have called for consumers to stay home and not shop.
This would have marked the second collection Solange has done for Puma. The first, Girls of Blaze collection, debuted this past February, was successful. Solange first drop in the latest collection for Puma is called Wild Wonder and for it the singer/style trendsetter worked with the previous collection’s original designers Gerlan Marcel, Hisham Bharoocha and sister duo Darlene and Lizzy Okpo.
Wild Wonder features three styles that were to be released on November 28th. The second drop will be Behind the Bazaar collection, featuring two styles, will be released on December 13th.
“The two drops that make up this collection couldn’t be more different from one another but the commonality between the two is texture. I really wanted to focus on maximizing different textures to their fullest potential. This process was a bit more intense than the Girls of Blaze because we took a lot of risk, and created a lot of tweaks to get it right. The thing that I love about these two drops is you see the evolution of my personal style from the first collection into the second one. I love them both so much for totally different reasons,” Solange told Saint Heron.
Solange is looking for the new collection to surpass the first collection’s success. “When I got the call that the shoes sold out in an hour from my friends at OC, I was so so damn overjoyed. I honestly am most proud of how organic the entire process was from start to finish, from everything from working with friends to create the shoes, my husband shooting the campaign locally, premiering them at one of my best friends’ store. I think the fact that it never once felt like work made it all the more magical. It truly was a natural reflection of just a bunch of awesome, incredibly talented friends all working together to do something we all dug, so the fact that people dug it so much was the icing on the cake!,” she said.
But for now, justice obviously more on Solange’s mind than sneaker sales.
She posted this on her Instagram:
“I’ve Always Dreamt Of Our Little Ones Growing Up Together” Beyoncé And Solange Congratulate Kelly On The Birth Of Her Son
As you know, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son Titan Jewell Witherspoon on Tuesday, November 4 at 1:30 pm of this week. Judging by the fact that both Beyoncé and Solange were there, we can assume that she gave birth in New York. Particularly since Beyoncé appeared at a TopShop event later on, in the city. Solange was so moved by the experience that she posted this very moving message on Instagram.
#Emoasever Hard to believe as the baby, I was the momma of the family in this photo. I’ve now watched both of my incredible sisters give the gift of life in such magnificent, powerful, graceful, strides. I couldn’t be more moved today as I think about the power of sisterhood, kinship, and womanhood. The greatest crown to wear. The strongest bond, unbreakable. Strength, endless. Love, at the root of it all.
See what Beyoncé said and the first little picture of Titan on the next page.
These celebrity conspiracy theories take celebrity rumors to a new level. Get ready to be shocked, scandalized and shaken up by these behind-the-scenes stories.
Rihanna Has A Secret Baby
According to this rumor, when Rihanna first signed to Def Jam in 2008 she was pregnant — with Jay-Z’s baby. The buzz started when Ri went back to Barbados for nine months and came back as Def Jam’s number one star. Recently the rumor popped up again when Ri was allegedly spotted out and about Barbados with a boy who was about six years old…
During Sunday’s Video Music Awards, Beyoncé took the stage to perform her entire visual album before accepting the Video Vanguard Award. When she did, we all saw Jay Z and Blue cheering her on from the audience, alongside them Kelly Rowland and Jay’s best friend, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith. During the red carpet pre-show, Solange was spotted looking fierce in a pant suit from H&M, but by the time her big sister took the stage, she wasn’t sitting with or near Rowland. Some (aka, MediaTakeOut) tried to speculate that the rapper and singer were avoiding each other, that Solo was “banned” from coming in and even went as far as to speculate that there was a squabble between Solo, Jay and Beyoncé that caused the “Losing You” singer to go missing from Bey’s big moment.
However, a source has come forward to say that that’s not the case.
Talking to Hollywood Life, a source says there wasn’t any drama at all. Solange actually stayed with Beyoncé backstage for most of the show.
“Solange hung out backstage with her sister in her dressing room. She saw everyone and was backstage at the bar and saw Nicki and Taylor.”
In cased you missed it, according to Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé did visit her in her dressing room to bestow upon her a diamond “Flawless” necklace, so Solo probably encountered her during that moment.
As for later, Solange did allegedly leave way before Bey picked up her award, as she headed out to complete work on her new solo project. But before then, she was by her sister’s side as she prepared for her big performance.
“She had to leave because she is busy finishing up her album. She was talking to everyone and she had a great time. She was there for a little bit…they aren’t feuding.”
And trust, Solange isn’t stressed. The day of the VMAs she snapped this pic with her boo, director Alan Ferguson, with the caption, “Can’t touch the ground….even if I wanted to….