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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.
Whenever a celebrity first gets on, they, naturally, always want to introduce the people around them to the life of luxury they’ll soon be accustomed to. Some people get a house, others get cars, but then there are some family members and friends who make freeloading a way of life once someone they know starts getting paid. You know, they stop working like they’re they ones bringing home the bacon. Here are some of the worst offenders.
Lamar Odom’s Father
Lamar Odom’s father should be ashamed. He hasn’t been a part of his son’s life for decades. But as soon as he realized what he’s been missing, he returns with his hands out. That’s very tasteless. This poor old man was begging on TV for tickets to the game and whatever else he could stiff Lamar on. Lamar is being played because as everyone says,” you only get one father”.
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Draya Michele has been having a tough two weeks. First folks were coming for her over the reality TV personality’s choice to try and push a “Say No To Drugs” shirt with Whitney Houston’s face emblazoned on it for her Fine A** Girls line. Now she’s catching some flack (and quite a few side eyes) for trying to compare her work, partying with friends for money and posting pics of it on Instagram, which some have said she does too much, to saying that a teacher teaches too much. And she says they get paid a lot less. She took to her Twitter to deliver this message to her haters:
I party 2 days a week (which I get paid for) and I party too much? Well wtf … Teachers teach too much. They do it 5 days a week for less.
I’m just like you. I just work a different shift and get paid a Lil more and happen to love my job. Now leave me alone !!!
No shade at teachers. Just needed a typical 9-5 to compare to.
And some of y’all with 9-5 be at my job on the weekends, turning up for free !!! no judgement tho.
At one point, when someone commented on her rant and basically asked if she thought what she did was more “worthy” than what a teacher does because she claims to rake in more dollars for chilling in the club, she gave a feisty response where she says yes…and a few other things:
@Itsmebeotch: @DrayaFace u think your partying is more worthy because you get pd more? wow. <— yes b***h 2hrs for thousands
YIKES! Some of these reality TV folks are becoming a bit too big for their britches am I right? While I don’t see anything wrong with standing in the club, taking pictures and having fun for a few thousand dollars, there’s something very wrong with comparing that to a hardworking teacher who provides students (and adults) with knowledge and an education. They’re helping the community, and there’s nothing typical about that kind of 9-5. In the end, this Twitter rant just comes off like she’s bragging and it’s in poor taste.
What do you think of her comparison?
Insensitive? “BBWLA” Star Draya Michele To Sell “Say No To Drugs” Shirt With Whitney Houston On It For Her “Fine A** Girls” Clothing Line
As we’ve told you in the past, Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele is not just a reality star or hip-hop booty model. She’s actually a businesswoman trying to push makeup and clothing, doing the latter through her second fashion line, Fine A** Girls, which is known for fun tees, as well as sweaters, lingerie and skull cap hats. When speaking with VH1 not too long ago about what the line is all about, she said it’s about empowering women:
“I just wanted to start something that could motivate girls. It’s like a confidence booster. I’m lucky enough to hang around really good people, I have really amazing friends, and they’re also really beautiful and we take a lot of pride in looking how we look. We’re just trying to be all-around good people, so it’s just a movement for empowerment.”
But she’s been catching a bit of heat for an upcoming shirt she’s working on with the line that shows a young Whitney Houston holding a Boston Herald “Say ‘No’ To Drugs!” anti-drug bumper sticker back in 1986. Houston was about 23 at the time, smiling it up, not knowing the direction drugs would take her life in as she got older. For the shirt, the words “Early 20′s” are featured over her smiling face, and the shirt seems to be a warning for others. We guess…Here’s what she said when she posted the pic on Instagram:
“New from #finea**girls….#early20s #saynotodrugs…#yesiknowits420″
But when her followers called her out for being a bit insensitive, she posted the original picture and set the record straight:
FYI: we would never disrespect the DIVA … She held up the sign herself … Just raising awareness among girls #early20s
I guess the reality personality was trying to claim that she wants young ladies to be aware and to stay away from drugs, but did we really need to use Whitney Houston’s face to push the point? Especially since none of the other tops on her website use anybody else’s image, including her own, on the shirts to sell the shirts or send a message. Seems like a bit much too soon, and in all honesty, I don’t know if it would be appropriate in five years, 10 years, 15 or more–it just comes off very unnecessary.
What do you think?
Reality shows have made drama junkies of us all. And if 22 minutes a day of shade throwing and tea spilling just isn’t enough, you need to read one of these tell-all tea spillers. These authors have told on everyone from Tupac to Kim Kardashian and most of what’s in their pages is way too hot for TV. So if you need a book for the night stand, look no further.
Confessions of a Video Vixen
This is the tea spiller that started it all. When Super Head wrote Confessions of a Video Vixen in 2005 she put almost every rapper in the game on blast from LL to Jay-Z.
The book is also about her struggles with homelessness, sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse and it’s so scandalous that it made the New York Times Bestseller list. Before you read the rest you should check out the one that began the trend.
Everyone knows that Kandi Burruss is a hitmaker. Being able to purchase her first home at 19 years old, it’s clear that this woman has been thinking business for a long time. Despite what some of her Real Houswives’ cast mates and even former group members would have us believe about her, Kandi has more than proven she’s not one to sleep on. In addition to writing bangers, she was also the first African American woman to be named songwriter of the year by the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) in 2000. Her accolades are numerous but we’re sure that you really don’t know ’bout Kandi like you should. So in an effort to be informed, check out the hits Kandi’s made over the years. We’re sure there will be some surprises.
Yesterday the late Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston sent family members into panic-mode after she posted a message to her Facebook that seemed a bit suicidal, which eventually led to the authorities being called to her Georgia home, reports TMZ.
“Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges. And for the first time in my life…I’m tired…and I want to finally rest. I love you guys,” is the message Pat posted to her Facebook page that initially got the attention of her family members.
A source says the family grew fearful that Pat was contemplating taking her life and immediately began calling her and sending text messages to her cell phone. When Pat didn’t respond, several family members rushed to her home where they found her passed out in her bed with a bottle of pills not too far away. Frightened by the scene, her family called 911.
The source says that Pat woke up as soon as cops arrived on the scene and expressed that she had just taken pain medicine for her back and turned her phone off so that she could get some rest. The insider says Pat suggests that this was all a misunderstanding and that her Facebook post was not a suicide note, just a result of stress and an effort to let off some steam. Authorities say as a precaution, Pat was taken to the hospital and was released not long after.
We’re sure that this was a frightening experience, as the Houston family suffered the loss of Whitney a little over a year ago. We’re glad Pat is okay. Something about this story seems a tad suspect though.
Bobby Brown Sues ‘National Enquirer’ For Reports That He Cheated On His Fiancée With Whitney Houston
Six weeks following the death of musical icon Whitney Houston, the National Enquirer published a story, claiming that Bobby Brown was not only cheating on his then-fiancée, Alicia Etheredge with Houston, but that he also had plans of marrying her in the weeks preceding her untimely death. According to the Daily News, the source who “leaked” the story to the tabloid was Derrick Handspike, a music industry vet. Now, Brown is suing the paper for the accusations, which he claims are false.
Court documents filed by Brown yesterday at the Manhattan Federal Court reveal that the 44-year-old singer is suing the National Enquirer for $1million. Bobby is also filing a suit against the said source, Derrick Handspike. The story in question ran on March 26, 2012.
Ironically, Brown and Handspike have worked together in the past, as he is the co-author of Brown’s 2008 tell-all book, Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But, a book that Whitney seemed really hurt by.
“Miss Houston is sad that Bobby feels he needs to say such things but she chooses to take the high road and will not speak badly about the father of her child even if it’s to set the record straight,” a representative for Houston told People.com of the book, months after its publication.
So far there has been no word regarding the suit from Handspike or the Enquirer. We’ll continue to keep you posted.
Yesterday, Bobbi Kristina quietly turned 20 years old. (Shocking right?) And in the above picture, which she posted on Instagram, she wrote a little note to her mother.
•• I pray I’m growing into thee phenomenal women you always knew I’d be mommy, I love you & miss you immensely ..& I always will. YOUaremyHEART• YOUaremyLIFE• YOUaremyEVERYTHING• YOUaremyMOTIVATION• YOUareME•IamYOU. WEareONE• forever&always• iLoveyouMYlady •• xO
I can’t imagine what she’s going through, losing a mother at such a young, fragile age. But hopefully, as she continues to deal with this loss, she’ll find the answers she needs from somewhere. Happy Belated Birthday Bobbi Kristina! We’re praying for your continued physical and spiritual growth and development.
Today, we have Beyoncé and Idris, but before they were heating up Google images, there was Eartha Kitt and Billy Dee Williams. With movie star good looks and the magic to make grown men and women cry, these 15 stars gave us nothing but sex appeal and our parents and grandparents loved it! Here are some of the best black sex symbols of yesteryear!
Billy Dee Williams
“Oh Billy Dee” is what all of our grandmothers said whenever the mere shadow of this actor came on a screen. Billy Dee was so hot that Diana Ross couldn’t stop acting with him, appearing with him in Lady Sings the Blues and Mahogany. Billy even made the hood-classic drink Colt 45 hot. Who else can do that?