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Twin sisters Brandi and Karli Harvey must be celebrating the recent release of Lil Boosie because when they took the Disney Dreamers Academy stage for their Fly Girl 101 session, they came out dancing to “Wipe Me Down.” Needless to say, at 9 o clock in the morning, they had their audience, a group of teenage girl’s attention. Brandi and Karli, Steve’s daughters, are the founders, CEO and CreatIve and Artistic Director of Young Fit and Fly. They serve as entrepreneurs, motivational speakers and media mavens across the country attempting to inspire and encourage young women. Today they were speaking about appropriate dress attire. They spent a majority of the session discussing looks with very clever “Hot” or “Hmm” paddles.
The girls were very engaged and provide interesting reasons why they didn’t or didn’t like a particular outfit. After their presentation, I had a chance to speak with the sisters. See what information they had to share about their style inspiration, fashion faux pas women make too often and why dressing well is so important.
MadameNoire: Who taught you to dress appropriately?
Brandi: Our mother taught us. Our mother’s name is Marcia and she taught us how to dress appropriately. Because she was our example. We never saw our mom in jeans.
Karlie: I think kids become what they see. And so for us, she was a great example of finer womanhood. She taught us what was appropriate, proper etiquette and everything.
MN: Did you actually listen to what she was saying?
Both: No! Of course not.
Brandi: We thought she was crazy.
Karli: We don’t listen our parents when we’re teenagers. Then you’re like ‘Oh my God she was right.’ She’s not a crazy lady.
Brandi: I think when we were younger we wanted to dress like our friends. We always tell the story about the patent leather shoes and she always told us that ‘If somebody else has it, you don’t want it.’ You don’t want to look like somebody else. We always had that embedded in us. So we could never dress like everybody else. When we were teenagers– I think– the way people see us now, is they way we were. They used to call us the corporate twins in high school because we used to go to school in our slacks and our dresses and we wore little heeled boots. This is nothing new for us. They’d be like ‘here come the corporate twins coming down the hallway.’ It’s just something that we have always had.
MN: During the session, one of the girls said she looks up to Kim Kardashian and Rihanna for style tips. Where can young girls go to find women who look cute and fresh but still classy?
Brandi: Unfortunately, those aren’t the women that are showcased. Those aren’t the women that get the shine. There are plenty of women that they can look to. Looking at their principals, the ladies in their churches, their teachers, the ladies in the community, the ladies who they see getting on the train in the morning going to work, who look professional. When they flip through Essence Magazine and see those ladies. Those are the women.
Karli: And I think right now they have a great example in Lupita Nyong’o. She just won the Oscar, she always looks graceful she always looks cut for the level of class and sophistication. And I think as a young person, that’s someone that girls can actually look to for fashion. I think she gives it to you in a way that’s timeless and elegant.
Ashanti Talks Nelly And Tae Heckard, People Who Say She Can’t Sing, “Good Hair,” And Surviving The Industry On Breakfast Club
Ashanti’s new album, Braveheart, drops today, and to promote it, the singer stopped by The Breakfast Club to chat with Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. In their very interesting interview with her, Ashanti touched on everything, including critics who used to talk about her vocal abilities and her sideburns, what she’s learned about the industry, who she’s dating, and of course, Nelly. Here are the tidbits from the 30-minute interview that stood out:
If She’s On Good Terms With Nelly These Days:
“I will say that, there was a space where it was bad. It was really bad. Are we cool? Yeah. We’re okay.
When a man is hurt and a woman is hurt, I think men deal with hurt differently. I feel like we handle our emotions differently. There were a lot of things said and done publicly that should not have been. There was a foundation set and those things shouldn’t have happened.
We both definitely made mistakes in a lot of things. But I will say things do come full circle.”
If Nelly Is the One:
“Um, Nelly is a really good person, he has a really good heart. You know?”
If She Felt A Way About Nelly Going With Tae Heckard Soon After They Split:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
If She Was Dating NFL Baller DeSean Jackson:
“Um…No. We were hanging. I went to a football game. He’s real cool peoples. I can’t go to the game?”
How She Paid Bills Since Her Last Album In 2008:
“I did Broadway. I did Army Wives. I write. People forget early, I was writing for J. Lo, one of J. Lo’s biggest records ever. I wrote for Christina Milian, I wrote for a couple of pop groups. And I’ma be honest, I don’t really like to spend my own money. I know how to save.”
Dealing With Critics Who Said She Couldn’t Sing:
“When you’re hot and you’re on fire, you gotta expect that. When you’re number one and you’re killing it, it comes with the territory. You have to be strong enough. If you’re strong enough to be number one, you have to be strong enough to endure the BS.”
Dealing With Haters Who Said She Had Sideburns Back In The Day:
“I’ma keep it all the way 100. I have nice hair. I ain’t even gonna lie. When you have ‘good hair’ you’re hairy a little bit and you have sideburns [laughs]. Some people love sideburns. This is what I thought though. On TV, on film and in pictures, it looks a little different than it does in person [laughs]. So when you’re looking in the mirror, you know, you gelling them down, but on film and on camera it may look a bit different. I looked at it like, they wack, you know, for saying that. I’m a girl, that’s real feminine for you to be saying that. But then I would look and be like, damn it! [laughs]“
How She Makes Her Relationship With Her Mom-ager Work After All These Years
“We been tight before the industry. My mom and I have an amazing relationship…Our relationship is not, oh because of the music industry, it’s more that we have a relationship and not an authoritive, mother, ‘I’m telling you what to do’ relationship.”
If She Ever Felt Like Giving Up:
“It’s definitely gotten to places where I fee like, ‘this is bulls**t’. This is not how it’s supposed to be. You’re not supposed to have to put in ten times more work and get less the pay. Just conceptually understanding the game and the agendas that people have and the fact that people look at you as a commodity and not a person. Once you understand that, you don’t take things personal. It’s about adapting and understanding it.”
If She Would ‘Allow’ Nelly To Be Friends With Tae Heckard From Here On Out:
“What? Who? I don’t know what ya’ll talking about.”
Dealing With Famous Folks Trying To Holler At Her Mom:
“It’s so annoying. I swear, since I was like 7-years old. Steve Harvey? Jay Leno? It’s really bad. He [Harvey] pushed me out the way. The first time we went to LA to do an interview, he was like, ‘Heeeey, we have Ashanti! Who that? That’s her momma? Tell her momma to come over!’”
If you have 30 minutes to spare, I would recommend checking out the interview. It had quite a few funny moments, and moments where Ashanti kept it really real about the dark side of the industry. Check it out below and share your thoughts.
Michael Ealy just might be the male version of Kerry Washington, because he has proven as of late that he likes to keep his life on the absolute low low.
I was literally just tuning in to The Steve Harvey Show, watching a crazy segment about a married woman obsessed with Ealy. I actually planned to change the channel right after, but then Regina Hall and Ealy sat down for their own segment to chat about their new movie, About Last Night (out today!). In the midst of talking about love, Ealy’s personal life came up, with Harvey asking him, “Mike, you’ve been married for about a year now, right?” Ealy, always uncomfortable bringing up his personal business, reluctantly said yes and very briefly discussed how much he learned so far from being married. The surprise in all this conversation came when Harvey asked Ealy “You see kids in the future?” to which he responded with:
“We have a son.”
Though Harvey and Ealy are, as Harvey said earlier in the episode, “good friends,” this is something that surprised him and everyone else in the audience. However, Hall knew and said that the child is a “beautiful little boy.” It’s unclear if the boy, named Elijah, is brand-spanking new, or if he was born before the wedding, since the two were together for four years before tying the knot. But what is clear is that Ealy wants folks to know that it’s not their business: “I never understand why people announce the birth of their children.” For him, it seems that while he can talk to no end about his films and TV work, Ealy thinks his private life needs to remain private. I wish I could have taken down more of the interview, but my jaw was on the floor for at least 45 seconds, and the convo about his family came and went pretty quickly.
Well, now that the cat is out of the bag…congratulations to Ealy and his wife Khatira Rafiqzad on their son, Elijah! As soon as some video of this afternoon’s episode surfaces, I will be sure to post it below. Until then, share your thoughts.
Remember the days when you used to watch Seinfeld and think that Kramer was hilarious? That was until he went on a rant in a nightclub against some black hecklers and screamed that they were nothing but “ni**ers.” I haven’t been able to look at him the same ever since. And similar side eyes are given to these talented Hollywood folks, whose antics and personal lives have become difficult to separate from their work.
This probably explains why he didn’t bother to show up to the Golden Globes on Sunday to accept his Cecil B. DeMille Award. While folks were applauding Woody Allen for his contributions to film, his ex-wife and son, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow were speaking openly about him being a child molester. And seeing that he is currently married to Farrow’s adopted daughter from a previous relationship, he’s probably going to have a hard time ever living that down. This man’s life has been the definition of scandal.
With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching next month, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Steve and Marjorie Harvey for the issue’s latest cover story, “A Love Worth The Wait.”
And in addition to the exclusive interview, which was conducted in their Chicago penthouse, dishing details on how the happily married couple maintains their everlasting love for one another, the New York Times Best-Selling author also revealed how he almost blew the marriage due to $20 million tax lien.
“The first thing the Harveys had to do together was face the IRS. According to Steve, no sooner had they been married than he learned his accountant had died, leaving seven years’ worth of Steve’s tax returns unfiled. Tax payment checks made out by Steve were attached to the returns, but had not been mailed out, evidently, for years…the same year the Harveys vowed to stay together “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,” Steve Harvey was hit with a staggering $20 million tax bill.
Read more on Steve Harvey’s tax lien and marriage at BlackVoices.com
As we get off of our holiday high from eating great food and spending time with family, we’re starting to prepare to celebrate love in a few weeks. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take inventory of your relationship, as well as ask couples who have longevity how they sustain their union. For their February issue, Essence Magazine did just that, featuring comedian turned author, turned relationship expert, turned talk show host Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie on their cover.
Those who grew up in the ‘90s have watched Steve Harvey’s somewhat transition effortlessly transition into the man of many talents that we see today. When asked what the secret to his success was, he told Essence:
“Everything I have is because of this girl right here.”
Marjorie Harvey, who has been Steve’s wife for seven years, actually met him in 1990 at a Memphis comedy club. Although he didn’t know her, Harvey announced to Marjorie while she sat in the audience, “I don’t know who you are but I’m going to marry you.” The two began dating shortly after and Marjorie in fact felt the same about her husband Steve — that he was indeed “The One.” Interestingly enough, Steve pulled a disappearing act on Marjorie.
Fifteen years later in 2005, the two reconnected. Steve stated he disappeared because he was not in a good place financially and needed to work on his career. “Before a man can be of use to a woman…he’s got to know who he is, what he does and how much he’s going to make.” Steve continued, sharing:
“Every great man has a woman… I didn’t say successful man, I said great man. Yeah, maybe you’re successful if you sign a $16 million NBA contract. But greatness is when you’re the husband and father you’re supposed to be. When everyone surrounding you looks up to you, depends on you, and you come through for them. That’s greatness. Do you think Dr. Martin Luther King was anything without Coretta? You take Michelle out of Barack Obama’s equation, and he is a whole other dude out there.”
The February issue of Essence Magazine lands on newsstands, January 10. What do you think of The Harvey’s marriage and Steve’s comments?
In an odd turn of events, media personality Steve Harvey had a great day in court after a child abuse case was dismissed but his ex was thrown in jail.
This all started back in 2008 when their son’s school allegedly called Harvey to tell him the boy lied about having turned in his homework. When he got home, the boy allegedly said his dad hit him with a belt and a fraternity-like paddle board.
The matter got to the police who took pictures of all the bruises. The report, which was obtained by TMZ, also contains a statement from the son alleging that he was beaten so bad that he couldn’t use the bathroom for days.
So the situation has been in family court for all this time and according to Steve Harvey’s reps, the Texas Dept of Family and Protective Services closed the case earlier this week saying, “Based on the information provided, the child does not appear to be at risk.”
On the flip side, Mary Harvey, Steve’s second ex-wife and mother to the son in question, has been jailed for 30 days after judge found her in contempt of court. For what reason? Well, the judge believes Mary is the one who leaked the sealed information out about this case to the media. The judge also said she violated the protective order.
Mary Harvey spoke to Fox4 in Texas on Friday from jail and told them that she didn’t violate any order and the real issue is that Steve Harvey and his team want to silence her and prevent her from talking about their divorce. She also added that because Steve now has custody of their son, she’s missed six years of his life (Mary says she wants access to their son without interference).
Wow. The law certainly seemed to be on the side of Steve Harvey on this one because 30 days seems to be a long time to for Mary Harvey to be jailed over this. Hopefully, their now 13 year old son isn’t suffering too much by being in the middle of this war between his parents.
Sometimes it’s hard to come by a check in Hollywood but these celebs, they had no problem finding not one but two gigs at the same time.
Niecy Nash had us in tears as Deputy Raineesha Williams on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” Since then Nash has padded her resume with numerous guest appearances, along with her own reality show. Finding a regular check with TV Land, Nash plays a preacher’s wife opposite Cedric the Entertainer on “The Soul Man.” Nash is once again flexing her comedic acting chops with another show. The married mother of three plays a nurse at a geriatric ward inside of a hospital on HBO’s “Getting On,” based on a British show of the same name.
The come up is so real right? Not too long ago, Steve Harvey was doing stand up at small comedy clubs. Then he had a successful sitcom with Cedric the Entertainer. A King of Comedy, radio host, author, radio, talk and game show host and now…interviewer of the President.
Though he’s already sat with Michelle Obama, not Steve Harvey came to the White House to sit with the president. Keeping things light and easy, the two talked about more personal subjects than politics. Harvey told NBC4, “The greatest moment in that interview for me was when he was talking about his grandmother, who he misses so. She passed in her eighties and my mom passed in her eighties. And I said to the president. ‘I heard a rumor that your mother and my mother had met and they are on the front row watching us right now. And that was a pretty cool moment.”
In addition to their lost loved ones Harvey said the interview is a man-to-man discussion that touches on fatherhood, family and holiday plans. He specifically asked the president about Sasha and Malia dating.
Harvey said, “He has developed some theories about dating. I was pretty proud of my president on that one.”
As you may expect some have criticized the interview for being too fluff and not addressing the hard hitting issues. But then again, people are never satisfied with President Obama so…
The interview will air on the Steve Harvey show, Friday, Dec 20 at 2 pm.
If you’ve been a fan of “Family Feud” since the Richard Dawson seasons, then you know that the contestants can be a little cheeky with their answers. But, what makes the current rendition of the popular show so entertaining now is how the present host, Steve Harvey, interacts with the people. It’s hilarious how a single answer can create such a bevy of reactions. So, let’s go through some of the most outrageous answers on the current edition of this top rated “Family” show. Survey says:
This clip got plenty-o-media coverage when a contestant blurted out the first thing that came to her mind about zombies.