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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Go Get'em! Demi Lovato Blasts Critics Over Healthy Weight

When I was watching the VMA's the other night, I saw Demi Lovato pop up looking healthy and nice. But alas, there are some people who actually blasting Lovato for new shapely "thickness".

""Guess what? I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't," Lovato, wrote on Twitter.

One the pressures of Hollywood is the staying thin, but the most iconic beauties of all-time was not a stick...that would be Marilyn Monroe.

My mom use to say she liked Marilyn because "she was a white girl with a butt" (um, I concur mom).

Marilyn's healthy body shape was probably one of the inspirations of Christina Hendricks iconic role as Joan Holloway role on Mad Men, which was a coup for Hendricks who isn't a size two.

I really don't have anything against thin gals.

Kelly Ripa is rail thin but sexy and even though Kerry Washington is slimmer now than she used to be, she is still flirty, healthy  and curvy.

There's nothing wrong being size 2, just as long as if the person is happy with the image they see in the mirror.

 For Demi Lovato it seems like her mirror is just fine.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

False Start! Usain Bolt Disqualified From 100M World Championships

Read: Usain Bolt’s shocking DQ ends three-year reign in 100

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

R.IP. Nick Ashford! Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure (Video)

Although most people might only know Ashford & Simpson's "Soild", they made a bunch of hits including one of my favorite songs "Found A Cure" from 1979.

Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure 1979 by Discodandan

(Via New York Times)

Nick Ashford, of Motown Writing Duo, Dies at 70

"Nick Ashford, who with Valerie Simpson, his songwriting partner and later wife, wrote some of Motown’s biggest hits, like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“ and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” and later recorded their own hits and toured as a duo, died Monday at a hospital in New York City. He was 70 and lived in Manhattan.

Mr. Ashford had throat cancer and was undergoing treatment, but the cause of his death was not immediately known. His death was announced by Liz Rosenberg, a friend who is a longtime music publicist.

One of the primary songwriting and producing teams of Motown, Ashford & Simpson specialized in romantic duets of the most dramatic kind, professing the power of true love and the comforts of sweet talk. In “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” from 1967, their first of several hits for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, lovers in close harmony proclaim their determination that “no wind, no rain, no winter’s cold, can stop me, baby,” but also make cuter promises: “If you’re ever in trouble, I’ll be there on the double.”

Gaye and Terrell also sang the duo’s songs “Your Precious Love,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “You’re All I Need to Get By.” Diana Ross sang their “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” and when she rerecorded “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“ in 1970, it became the former Supreme’s first No. 1 hit as a solo artist.

“They had magic, and that’s what creates those wonderful hits, that magic,” Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire told The Associated Press after learning of his friend’s death. “Without those songs, those artists wouldn’t have been able to go to the next level.”

Nickolas Ashford was born in Fairfield, S.C., and raised in Willow Run, Mich., where his father, Calvin, was a construction worker. He got his musical start at Willow Run Baptist Church, singing and writing songs for the gospel choir. He briefly attended Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, before heading to New York, where he tried but failed to find success as a dancer.

In 1964, while homeless, Mr. Ashford went to White Rock Baptist Church in Harlem, where he met Ms. Simpson, a 17-year-old recent high school graduate who was studying music. They began writing songs together, selling the first bunch for $64. In 1966, after Ray Charles sang “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” a song Ashford & Simpson wrote with Joey Armstead, the duo signed on with Motown as staff writers and producers.

They wrote for virtually every major act on the label, including Gladys Knight and the Pips (“Didn’t You Know You’d Have to Cry Sometime”) and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (“Who’s Gonna Take the Blame”).

While writing for Motown, Ashford & Simpson nursed a desire to perform, which Berry Gordy Jr., the founder and patriarch of the label, discouraged. They left the label in 1973 and married in 1974.

Ashford & Simpson’s initial collaborations sold poorly, but by the late ‘70s, songs like “Don’t Cost You Nothing,” “It Seems to Hang On” and “Found a Cure” became hits on the R&B charts. Their biggest hit as a solo act was “Solid,” which reached No. 12 on the pop chart and No. 1 on the R&B chart in 1984.

They also continued to write hits for other people. “I’m Every Woman“ was a hit for Chaka Khan in 1978, and later for Whitney Houston on the soundtrack to the 1992 film “The Bodyguard.” In 1996, they opened the Sugar Bar on West 72nd Street in Manhattan, where they often presided over open mic nights. Recently, they received a songwriting credit on Amy Winehouse’s song “Tears Dry on Their Own,” which contains a sample from “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Besides his wife, Mr. Ashford is survived by two daughters, Nicole and Asia; his brothers Paul, Albert and Frank; and his mother, Alice Ashford.

Ashford & Simpson toured throughout their career, their harmony and vocal interplay illustrating the passion of their lyrics and of their life together.

“When Ms. Simpson sits down at the piano and begins to sing in a bright pop-gospel voice, unchanged since the 1970s,” Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote in a review in 2007, “she awakens the spirit and tosses it to Mr. Ashford, whose quirkier voice, with its airy falsetto, has gained in strength from the old days. Soon they are urging each other on. By the time their romantic relay winds to a close, both are sweating profusely, and the audience is delirious.”

New! Jim Jones – Blow Ya Whistle (remix) f. Lloyd Banks & Busta Rhymes

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When Flash Mobs Goes Wrong: Rapper Machine Gun Kelly in Cleveland Mall

Machine Gun Kelly is arrested after organizing a flash mob in a suburban Cleveland mall

(Credit: YouTube)
(Via )
"Rising Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly was handcuffed and led away from SouthPark mall in Strongsville this evening amid a flash mob he organized.  Earlier in the week, Machine Gun Kelly -- whose real name is Colson Baker -- used social media to poll his fans, asking them which suburban Cleveland mall they wanted to gather at.

......About that time, someone calling himself machinegunkelly on Twitter posted: "They're kicking out (people with) costumes ... Be normal, I guess? No harm here, we just like fun!"  Not long after that, someone posted a picture of the shirtless rapper -- revealing a huge MGK tattoo across his shoulder blades -- in handcuffs on Twitter. Fans soon posted videos on YouTube showing hundreds of people -- mostly white teens and young adults -- gathered in the mall's food court watching police wrestle with the rapper and chanting "MGK" as officers led him away."

Amy Winehouse's Toxicology Reports Says....

(Via Washington Post)

"Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said Tuesday.

The family said in a statement that toxicology tests showed “alcohol was present” in the singer’s body but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death.

The 27-year-old soul diva, who had battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, was found dead in her London home on July 23, and an initial post-mortem failed to determine the cause of death.

A statement released by spokesman Chris Goodman on the family’s behalf said “toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.”

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Are Will & Jada Smith Really Separating?

Update 5:43 PM

"MTV News reached out for comment later this afternoon, and the couple responded in a joint statement. "Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact," the pair said.

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(Via The Scoop)

" After 13 years of marriage, Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have separated, In Touch Weekly is reporting. The magazine comes to this conclusion via an "insider," and the couple's publicists haven't yet returned messages to confirm.

Will Smith's rep Meredith O'Sullivan would not comment on the In Touch report. Jada Pinkett Smith's rep Karynne Tencer also would not comment. is reporting that a family member says news of a split is not true. "They're happy and married still," the unidentified family member said."

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jack Osbourne's Girlfriend Lisa Stelly (Howard Stern)

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"Just two weeks after announcing his engagement, Jack Osbourne has revealed his fiancée Lisa Stelly is pregnant.

The 25-year-old broke the news he is going to be a father to Piers Morgan on his CNN Tonight show.

After dropping the bombshell Jack, who was joined by parents Sharon and Ozzy on the programme, said: 'I'm excited. I'm a little nervous."

Update 9/30: "Jack Osbourne is ready to tie the knot! The former MTV reality star popped the question to girlfriend Lisa Stelly after dating for four months.

The heir to the throne of darkness is "a great influence on her. It's just no drama. More stable," a source told Us Weekly about the duo.  Over the summer, Jack appeared on Howard Stern's show to talk about a documentary he was making about his father, Ozzy Osbourne, and also chatted about his relationship.

Stelly took to her Twitter account on Thursday night to share the good news: "The most amazing man I've ever met asked me to marry him....and he wasn't joking! Crazy, right?"

While 24-year-old aspiring actress Stelly's résumé is still light, Osbourne has maintained a presence in Hollywood since he appeared with his family on the hit MTV series "The Osbournes." The reality show had an impressive three-year run before ending in 2005. Jack later starred in his own U.K. reality show, "Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie," for two seasons." (Via MTV)

Howard Stern-Jack Osbourne calls in (8-17-11) 

Lucky for Jack Osbourne, MS prognosis 'better than it's ever been'

"Tingling in his extremities and a 60% loss of sight in one eye led reality star and new dad Jack Osbourne, 26, son of Sharon and Ozzy, to discover he has multiple sclerosis. Kate Coyne of People magazine and Dr. Nancy Snyderman talk about the diagnosis." MSNBC

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (US Trailer) from Omniverse Vision on Vimeo.

(Via Trailer Addict)

Ozzy Osbournes’ four-decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in myth and secrecy. Featuring never-before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of Rock’s great icon. Emerging from a working class family in war-torn England, Osbourne and his neighborhood friends formed Black Sabbath and invented heavy metal. Plagued by self-doubt, Osbourne the solo superstar went on an epic binge that lasted 40 years. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne will relive the highs of his artistic triumphs as well as his fraught journey to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishmen

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (Trailer)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rolling Stone Names Eminem King of Hip Hop

(Via Rolling Stone)


Were we saying something about a close contest? Not on the album tally, where comeback king Eminem takes the top slot by an absurd margin. Thanks to his two latest chart-topping albums, 2009's Relapse and 2010's Recovery, the man otherwise known as Slim Shady sold more than two and a half times the number of albums as the second-ranked Lil Wayne during our survey period."

 Read more here

Who do you think the King of Hip Hop?

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New Video: Tyrese Feat. R. Kelly & Tyga “I Gotta Chick”

MTV Cancels The Hard Times of RJ Berger

(Via Hollywood Reporter)

"MTV has cancelled The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. On Friday, the network announced that it would not be moving forward with a third season of the half-hour original comedy. The series aired its final episode on May 30, leaving a host of unanswered questions for devoted fans.
Does he win the heart of the beautiful cheerleader or what?!"

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dennis Rodman Emotional Basketball Hall of Fame Speech

Campaign! Bring BBC Radio 1Xtra Back to Sirius XM

So last night I jumped in my car and turned on my Sirius XM Radio to listen to Tim Westwood's show on BBC 1Xtra and the channel was replaced by a disco channel.

Now look, I love disco and I feel there is a place for disco, but just like when Sirius Xm tried to get rid of the old school Hip Hop "Backspin", they are once again, making dumb programming mistakes.

Today I launched a Facebook page and an online petition to bring Radio 1 Xtra back.

I could go, but I want to hear from you. How do you feel about Sirius XM getting rid of BBC Radio 1 Xtra? Do you have anymore ideas on how we can get the channel back?

Let me know!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Gym Class Heroes-Stereo Hearts (Video)

'Glee' Adds 'Friday Night Lights and 'Hawthorne' Actors for Season Season 3

(Via Pop Crunch)

" Within 24 hours, the musical juggernaut that is “Glee” added two new cast members to its ranks.

Mercedes — who, I don’t care what anyone says, is the best singer in New Directions — finally gets a boyfriend who isn’t gay or written off the show moments after we see them holding hands. He’ll be “Friday Night Lights” star LaMarcus Tinker, who joins the McKinley High football team as a linebacker appropriately named … Marcus.

Brad Falchuk, a writer on “Glee,” recently told reporters at a Comic-Con event that Marcus and Mercedes will be like “Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife in ‘Jerry Maguire.’ He’s this Big Bubba kind of guy and he encourages her to want more for herself. That drives her arc into the next half of the season.”

Sounds like his heart-of-gold character won’t be too far removed from real-life — back in 2010, he told The Houston Chronicle about his active partnership with the local Boys and Girls clubs.

“You have to help people who are younger than you, and then they’ll lend a hand to someone else. After you die, it’ll still be going on. That’s my hope, because if the rest of this ended today, I’d still say I’ve enjoyed my life. My dreams already came true.”

Aww. So at least we know our little soul sister isn’t getting stuck with a cad. Like she’d put up with that sort of nonsense anyway.

Also enrolling at McKinley this fall will be “American Dreams” alum Vanessa Lengies as a spoiled princessy-type named Sugar (if that’s not a nickname, expect to see her on the pole in future seasons).

She’s described as “a cross between Molly Shannon and a New Jersey Housewife,” whatever that means. We also know she’ll be tone-deaf, but her stint on “American Dreams” certainly proved she can dance — so maybe she’ll be New Directions’ female answer to the non-singing but wicked-dancing Mike Chang. Time will tell.

In the meantime, check her out on the Jada Pinkett-Smith show “HawthoRNe,” where she plays Nurse Kelly Epson.

“Glee” will be back on September 20, for those of you who care (and I do — shut up)."

New! Lil’ Wayne Feat. Drake “She Will” (From ‘Tha Carter IV’)

New Video! Common feat. Nas - Ghetto Dreams

Common feat. Nas - Ghetto dreams *VIDEOCUBE from videocube1 on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Dianna Agron Interview

Can a Howard Stern look-a-like fool Dave Navarro?

Dave Navarro Interview

Lopez Tonight Canceled!


George Lopez's nightly gabfest "Lopez Tonight" has been canceled by TBS after two years, effectively almost immediately. His Thursday night last show will be his last, the Associated Press reports. Lopez, whose eponymous sitcom ran for five years, was one of the few people of color to helm a nighttime talker.

According to, this reflects badly on Conan O'Brien as well. Lopez was apparently doing better in the ratings when he had the 11 p.m. slot, which can be expected. But when O'Brien got the 11 p.m. slot and moved Lopez back to midnight, ratings fell by 40 percent, despite O'Brien's lead-in, expected to be strong.

"Conan" viewership was just 13 percent more than the first year of "Lopez Tonight," a media analyst tells the AP. O'Brien, of course, left the "Tonight Show" after Jay Leno's 10 p.m. talk show proved a ratings disappointment and he wanted to return to his old time slot.

New! Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – “Untitled” (prod. by Madlib)

Madlib_Mos+Talib_Untitled by 1DA

Jay -Z Tops Forbes Cash Kings 2011 List!

Forbes Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop’s Top 20 Earners:

1. Jay-Z – $37 million
2. Diddy – $35 million
3. Kanye West – $16 million
4. Lil Wayne  – $15 million
4. Birdman  – $15 million
6. Eminem  – $14 million
6. Dr. Dre  – $14 million
6. Snoop Dogg  – $14 million
9. Akon – $13 million
10. Ludacris – $12 million
11. Wiz Khalifa  – $11 million
11. Drake – $11 million
13. Pharrell Williams – $10 million
14. Timbaland – $7 million
15. Swizz Beatz  – $6.5 million
15. Nicki Minaj  – $6.5 million
17. Rick Ross  – $6 million
17. 50 Cent  – $6 million
17. Pitbull  – $6 million
20. T-Pain  – $5 million
20. B.o.B  – $5 million

New! Waka Flocka Flame “Round Of Applause”

Round Of Applause (Dirty) by Waka Flocka Flame

Chris Brown – F.A.M.E. Tour Dates

Chris Brown – F.A.M.E. North American Tour Dates (Supported by Kelly Rowland & T-Pain):
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sept. 14 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sept. 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Center
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept. 18 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Sept. 21 – Cleveland, IL – CSU
Sept. 23 – Chicago, IL – Tinley Park
Sept. 24 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 28 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Sept. 30 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Oct. 1 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Oct. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Oct. 7 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Oct. 8 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Amphitheatre
Oct. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX – GEXA Pavilion
Oct. 15 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
Oct. 16 – Houston, TX – Woodlands
Oct. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Pavilion
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Oct. 22 – Oakland, CA – Sleep Train Concord
Oct. 23 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Oct. 30 – Hartford, CT – XL Cente

Will Smith Joins Nas On Stage In Philly (Video)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Black Voices "Lauryn's Hill's New Straigtened Do"

After having her 6th child, Lauryn Hill is slowly looking like the L- Boogie of old. Here she is perfroming last weekend at the L.A. Rising, which also featured: Rage Against The Machine, Muse and Rise Against.