Tameka Raymond, Phaedra Parks & LaTavia Roberson Cover UPSCALE Magazine
Tameka Raymond, Phaedra Parks and LaTavia Roberson cover the March issue of UPSCALE Magazine where they discuss making reality tv. See their pretty cover inside and get an update on the homicide trial for Tameka's deceased son Kile Glover...
Stars from three Atlanta-based reality tv shows, Tameka Raymond ("Atlanta Exes"), LaTavia Roberson ("R&B Divas: Atlanta") and Phaedra Parks ("RHOA") posed for the March 2014 cover of UPSCALE (shot in Atlanta by Drexina Nelson) where they provided a "Reality Check" about living their lives in front of millions. Check out a few interview quotes from each of the reality tv divas....
Tameka on why she's doing reality TV now:
“I’d previously received several offers to do a variety of different shows, but I’m all about timing.No matter what people have reasoned were the best things for me, I know myself better than anybody. I know my family and I know my needs. The timing wasn’t right. Now, it’s better. People have begun to focus more on me as an individual, a mother, a business woman and I think that this new exercise of introduction to the world is meant to happen right now."
Tameka on never being scared:
“Let’s be clear, there’s not a lot that I’m actually “scared” of—that’s the Oakland in me.
Phaedra on the realities of reality television:
“We’re not members of SAG so it’s not like we’re getting benefits from replays. We’re talents that aren’t being considered as actors, so their getting talent for a nominal fee. They’ve found a way to make money and cut the cost on studios and productions so they’re making the largest profit with the least amount of residual.”
LaTavia Roberson on how she'll be perceived:
“There is nothing I can say about how people are going to perceive me. I have to stay true to myself. I know who I am, I love who I am. As far as the reality [television] part goes, I’m being myself; I really can’t change that… I’m not going to try to change that.”
Both Tameka and LaTavia will make their reailty tv debuts this fall while Phaedra will likely be in court with her husband Apollo. No shade.
Kanye West Steps Out For A Top Coat Trip
Looking ready to take care of some serious business, Kanye West stepped out of his New York apartment to be picked up by a black vehicle
Looking professional in conservative attire, the "Bound 2" singer sported a long velvety jacket and sweater over a light blue button down and skinnies, completing his look with a pair of brown high-tops.
In related news, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" series has come under fire for playing around the scenes of the 36-year-old's proposal to fiancee, Kim Kardashian.
Radar Online alleged that the 33-year-old starlet actually wore her engagement ring on the show before the episode in which Kim accepted Kanye's proposal in San Francisco.
The site managed to pinpoint a scene in which Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian were talking about Kim using a code name as she tidied away her daughter's clothes. Comments about the accusations have not yet been released from the Kardasians' representative.
Micheal B. Jordan Dismisses Critics Of His Fantastic Four Casting
The news broke that Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan had been cast as the Human Torch in the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Of course, there were those who had issues with Jordan, a Black man, playing a character that is white in the comics.
The Human Torch aka Johnny Storm is blonde and blue eyed, about as white as you can get. The character' Sue Storm is being played by Kate Mara, aka Zoe from House Of Cards, which will make saying they are brother and sister as in the source material a bit of stretch but we'll leave that up to the writers.
As for the aforementioned critics, Jordan told TMZ, "They're still going to go see it anyway."
True indeed. The new Fantastic Four film is scheduled to be in theaters in 2015.
Kimora Lee secretly GOT MARRIED!
Kimora Lee Simmons. Was sashaying through LAX, wearing a impressive wedding ring. Trying to hide her finger from photogs, she was casually dressed.
A few days ago, Kimora’s ex-husband, Russell Simmons, accidentally (or at least we think so) outted her sharing that she was married. His tweet, which we’re guessing was harmless, was to dismiss claims that Kimora was dating rapper Birdman. Uncle Russell tweeted:
All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married. Tim has been family for a while now. #gossipcop….
He later added:
Oh. And … Tim is not Russian. Lol . And just like that, he confirmed that she was indeed married to investment banker Tim Leissner.
While Kimora and Tim have not kept their relationship private ( he vacationed in St. Barts in December with Kimora, Russell and their children), the public was unaware that they were married.
Before Tim, Kimora’s most public relationship was with Dijimon Hounsou. Kimor and the ‘Blood Diamond’ actor were never married, but had a five year relationship, resulting in a son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
Shortly after, the “Blood Diamond” actor’s rep released a statement about their split. Last year, Kimora told Us Weekly:
Relationships do change throughout the course of your life, and I always think in terms of relationships changing and evolving rather than starting and stopping….You don’t have to dumb down — you just have to find a clever, good, secure man. I’ve found a couple — I’ve been lucky — but it’s probably hard for everybody to find that true love of a good man.”
Kimora, nor Tim have yet to respond to reports.
Space Jam 2 In The Works!
As if Hollywood didn’t learn anything from its oh so corny attempt at merging “Looney Tune” characters with NBA juggernaut Michael Jordan, its getting a sequel.
This came from a trusted source. Who asked I not mention their name.
“Space Jam 2 is officially in development. And Lebron James is going to be the new Micheal Jordan.”
Noting more is available now. I for one am just as confused as you are probably reading this.
You think Kobe is mad he wasn’t ‘the guy’ for this role, or thankful he’s not ‘the guy’ for this role?
Eminem & Rihanna tour! 'The Monster' duo announce stadium concerts in New York, LA, Detroit for"The Monster Tour" fans, rejoice.
Eminem and Rihanna recently announced that they'll be performing some shows together this summer in at least three major US cities - New York, Los Angeles, and the MMLP2 rapper's hometown, Detroit!
Slim Shady recently confirmed "The Monster" stadium tour with XXL:
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"There are some shows coming up with Rihanna. It's a three-city tour: New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour."
This is VERY exciting news.
Perhaps if the concerts do well, the "Love The Way You Lie" superstars will extend the tour!
Mel B CELEBRATES Phoenix Chi's 15th B-Day At Mr. Chow
Tv personality Mel B celebrated the 15th birthday of her firstborn, Phoenix Chi, yesterday. Find out what the ladies did inside and see Rihanna's cheeky Instagram post...
"America's Got Talent" personality Mel B donned a pair of tight leather trousers while celebrating the 15th birthday of her daughter, Phoenix Chi, at Mr. Chow in West Hollywood.
It looks like the love of skinny jeans and tight pants is generational.
On the way back to her vehicle, photographers snapped a gratuitous shot of Mel's rear end.
Pharrell Williams Auctioning Off Mountain Hat He Wore To The Grammys On eBay [PHOTOS]
The now famed and massive ranger style hat that Pharrell Williams wore to this year's Grammy Awards will soon be getting a new home. The "Happy" singer is auctioning off the prized Vivienne Westwood hat on eBay with the proceeds going to charity.
"Now is your chance to own a piece of pop culture history! Bid on Pharrell Williams' Vivienne Westwood 'Mountain' hat that was one of the biggest hits of the 2014 GRAMMY Awards," touts the eBay page.
According to Pharrell, he paid $200 for the hat. As this story is published the bidding is currently up to $10,500. The funds will benefit Pharrell's own From One Hand to AnOTHER charity, whose purpose is "supporting the Pharrell Williams Resource Centers' (PWRC) learning programs developed for every one of the underserved youth between the ages of 7 and 20 in at risk communities throughout the country."
"Hey @Arbys, you want my hat? Now's your chance…," tweeted Pharrell yesterday.
Don't be upset if you were getting used to Pharrell in the hat, he clearly has multiple versions. Check out close ups the hat that's up for grabs below.
Rick Ross Host Def Jam Private Listening Party at Tree Sound Studios
Rick Ross host an amazing private listening party at Tree Sound Studios sponsored by Def Jam Records. He invited Atlanta’s hottest industry leaders and taste makers to Tree Sound Studios to hear “Mastermind” twelve days before the album hit the streets. Tree Sound Studios owner Marli Hunter rolled out the red carpet for the guests and the BIG BOSS Ricky Rozay.
Rick Ross hosted an amazing listening party at Tree Sound Studios. My girl Marli over at Tree Sound Studios rolled out the red carpet for the Big Boss as he celebrated his forthcoming album with Atlanta’s hottest and most connected.
Rick Ross had a video playing during the party that explained the themes of each track.
“Drug Dealers Dreamers” Pays homage to all the homies who are living the life. The track showcase the glamorous and the ugly sides. Very reminiscent of the 1980′s War on Drugs.
“Nobody” produced by Sean Combs is a song that celebrates the life of the late great Notorious BIG. “You ain’t nobody until somebody tries to kill you.” Rick Ross shares the audio of the 911 call when his car was shot up.
“The Devil is a Lie.” the hot track that’s killing the airwaves featuring the homie Jay Z.
“Mafia Music III” Caribbean/Jamaican music celebrating the island cultures.
“War Ready” featuring ATL’s Jeezy and produced by Will Made It. A hot southern song with feeling and intentions. Sounds like ATLANTA.
“What a Shame” produced by Reefa pays homage to the Old Dirty Bastard.
“Supreme” includes a funny intro/outro by Katt Williams produced by Scott Scortch. This song discusses the boss life which includes balling, traveling, sexing, and fun with Keith Sweat singing the bridge. Very HOT!
“Blk & White” There’s a message about the struggle of young black men in the dope game. Black Boy selling that White. Rick Ross makes mention of Trayvon Martin and ends the song with GET AN EDUCATION!
“In Vein” a slow jam/very sexy/something that the ladies will appreciate.
“Sanctified” featuring Kanye/Big Sean produced by Kanye has a very church feel. There’s an old school organ maintaining the beat. The message is be careful what you pray for because you might just get it. They discuss candidly about their answered prayers.
“Walkin on Air” features Meek Mill it’s a tribute to all of the martyrs.
The final track “The G Cry” featuring Lil Wayne produced by The Junior League feels like an anthem for the hood, for the displaced, and the voiceless.
Iggy Azalea Gets Sexy With NBA Boyfriend Nick Young in GQ
If you thought they had problems, think again! Rapper Iggy Azalea is showing the world that she and her Los Angeles Laker boyfriend, Nick Young, are still going strong with a new sexy spread for the March issue of GQ magazine. In the mag, Iggy shows off what her momma gave her while Nick gets fitted in colorful outfits.
Speaking with the mag, the couple opened up about what they liked about each other physically, what make their relationship pop, and more.
For those of you who don’t know, Nick was able to bag Iggy on Twitter after tweeting that she was his #WomanCrushWednesday.
Check out some highlights from the chat:
On their favorite body parts:
Nick: My favorite part about Iggy would have to be that little mole she got on her face. It’s so nice. The assets that she carry around… [Iggy laughs]
Iggy: That’s really sweet. I like your butt, too. My favorite body part of Nick’s is his big, juicy booty. [both laugh] Not really! I love Nick’s smile! That’s what made me want to go on a date with Nick. Once you see the eyes and dimples, I can’t say no!
Nick on the most surprising thing about Iggy
Nick: She’s more down to the earth than I thought. I thought she was going to come in with the mink on, acting saditty. But she did come in with the mink on! [Iggy laughs] But she did come in smiling with the mink on
Nike Promises To Release Nike MAG Marty McFly Power Laces In 2015 [PHOTOS]
Although we may be a century removed from seeing flying cars (and a safe air highway to boot), Nike is ensuring that one new wave gadget shown in Back to the Future Part II is coming to reality near you in 2015.
The automatic power laces for the Nike MAG a.k.a. the Marty McFly's.
While Valentine's Day was engulfing hearts during NBA All-Star Weekend 2014, the always reliable Sole Collector was talking sneaker shop with Nike's version of Steve Jobs: Tinker Hatfield.
During a press talk at the Jordan Brand's Flight Lab in New Orleans, Hatfield confirmed the futuristic novelty stating, "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!"
Upon the time of the Nike MAG's release in 2011, the technology had not been mastered but it appears good things happen to those who wait.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
My guess (my best hope really) is that this was a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gesture that has now backfired by not being able to come down.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!