Daisy Ridley And John Boyega Cover ASOS Magazine December 2015
Continuing their promotional efforts, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are a dynamite duo on the December 2015 cover of ASOS magazine.
The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” costars both look like they’re ready to party in their festive ensembles ahead of their film’s December 18th theatrical release date.
When asked about how she feels as a 20-something today, Daisy explained, “[It’s very] exciting. I feel for a 20-something woman especially, the opportunities are broader than they were. People’s voices can be heard easier than before. But it’s a scary time to be alive, the world is a scary place. Yet it’s also exciting, with new voices of hope in our generation, like Malala [Yousafzai].”
Another Rapper, Another Eggplant! Meet Chicago Rappger CA$H!
Well here’s a way to put yourself on the main stage! Rapper Ca$h posted an Eggplant for you!
For all the ladies and others, (LOL) for motivation...here you go... thank me later...:-). Chicago rapper Ca$h out posted another pic on instagram...
Is this Eggpalnt game the new way of getting noticed?
Your First Look At New Season Of “Tamar & Vince”
These days Tamar Braxton is doing it all! The Grammy nominated artist has literally been booked to capacity co-hosting on “The Real,” competing on “Dancing With The Stars,” releasing a new album, going on tour with Mary J. Blige & KEM, being a mother, a wife and a sister. What more? Well the news season of her and her Hubby Vince reality show!
Now, we get to see everything that went on behind-the-scenes as Tamar took on her plethora of projects. The cameras for her reality show were rolling to capture her in "Super Woman" mode. Get the first look below:
Are you excited for Tamar and Vince!
HUH? Plies Invites Kirk Franklin To Strip Club and Kirk invites Plies to Church!
Plies has an entertaining invitation for Kirk Franklin, a visit to the strip club. The rapper posted his invitation to the gospel singer on Instagram. And Franklin, who is currently promoting his new album Losing My Religion, has responded with his own invitation — to church.
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Franklin, who is currently promoting his new album Losing My Religion, has responded with his own invitation — to church.
Well who’s going where first?
#RHoA: Kenya Moore New Boyfriend 2015: Dating Personal Trainer From Syracuse
According to Lalate.com Kenya Moore’s new boyfriend 2015 is no longer a mystery. Kenya Moore is dating a former Syracuse, New York track athlete. And like Moore who just moved to ATL for season five, the new boyfriend ironically just moved to the ATL as well. The man was first spotted during the couple’s RHOA 8 cast trip to Jamaica. Pictures taken around the cast’s hotel revealed that Kenya and her new guy were holding hands and then twirling in the water together.
Kenya Moore’s new boyfriend is the Instagram account of “LiveFastFitness”. Kenya Moore took the male on the RHOA 8 couple’s trip roughly two weeks ago. And ironically, the Instagram account reveals that the guy just started posting from Atlanta around that time, having been in the Florida weeks earlier. Moore, ironically, visited Florida around the same time that LiveFastFitness last was living in Florida. So did he follow Kenya to the ATL?
An insider source tells the people over at LALATE a great deal about “LiveFastFitness”, some of which LALATE won’t be posting, not just yet. However Kenya’s guy is from Syracuse. He has never been married. He has no kids. And he is a former track and field athlete. The insider claims that the guy’s former “nickname” in New York was Lil Harold. Images released reveal that Moore’s boyfriend used to look quick different back in New York.
Lil Harold” took a break from Instagram for months. But now that RHOA 8 has debuted, he has been posted underwear pictures and more. The season finale of RHOA 8 will focus on Kenya Moore finally finding true love with “Lil Harold”. But having been shocked by surprises from Walter Jackson, Millionaire Matchmaker James Freeman, and RHOA 8’s Eugene Casciaro, will Kenya’s nemesis on RHOA reveal another boyfriend surprise in the season finale? h/t lalate.com
MISS PATTI LABELLE IS WINNING $$$$ WITH HER SWEET POTATO PIES!
Patti Labelle broken records in Walmart making $2.5 million in sales in just one weekend with her pies. Whether people bought because of the hype, a fad, social media push, or because they are really good is irrelevant. The bigger picture is this is PROOF that black people hold the majority buying power card.
WERK MISS PATTI!
PUNISHING IN PURPLE! Jennifer Hudson Slays O Magazine In Vintage Hollywood Glamour
Simply YASSSSSSSSSSS! Grammy Award winning singer Jennifer Hudson is gracing a few pages in the December 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. And chick is STUNNING.
The 34-year-old songstress got uber glam for the old Hollywood spread, rocking her favorite hue (purple) from designer brands Tadashi Shoji, Kate Spade and Mandalay. And the spread appears to be an ode to her debut Broadway role as Shug Avery in the "The Color Purple" revival.
In the interview, the Oscar winner revealed how nervous she was to play Shug, how she staying healthy for her stint and her love of musicals. Below are the highlights:
On being a ball of nerves before her debut in the Color Purple: "I have butterflies taking on this role, but I like that," she tells the magazine. "I never second guessed it – I just hopped right in. She is such a different funky character for me and I was very attached to book and the film."
On how she’s staying healthy: “Plenty of rest, and I drink lots of warm water with lemon and honey.”
On loving musicals: "We love seeing musicals. We’ve made it to The Lion King and Wicked already. My son says, ‘Mommy, this feels like home!’”
The first preview of The Color Purple premiered this week and the official opening begins in December. The December issue of O Magazine hits newsstands Nov. 17th
Is there really a Grim Status Update for Lamar Odom?
Last month Kardashian insiders leaked reports that Lamar Odom woke up from a four day coma and said 'Hi baby,' to his wife Khloe Kardashian
Those reports may have been one big lie… Sources close to Lamar Odom tell TMZ Lamar suffered 'significant' brain damage after being found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel last month and that he is unable to walk or talk and appears 'empty.'
Even worse the source claims Lamar does not recognize certain family members and longtime friends.
Lamar Odom has been hospitalized since October 13, 2015
Kindred the Family Soul ‘Family Treasures’ Greatest Hits Released
The 14 –track collection of digitally remastered greatest hits and fan favorites is available now from Hidden Beach
Hidden Beach Recordings will release a collection of the greatest hits from the acclaimed duo Kindred The Family Soul titled “Family Treasures: Greatest Hits,” available on all digital stores in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, November 13, 2015.
Part of the ongoing celebration of Hidden Beach’s 15-year anniversary of presenting indelible quality musical talent, the release comprises a must-have 14-track compilation of digitally-remastered greatest hits and fan favorites that have made Kindred the Family Soul a longtime beloved staple of R&B and neo soul, garnering accolades including Soul Train Award and BET Award nominations.
“Family Treasures: Greatest Hits” features production from Elise Perry (Raheem DeVaughn, Deborah Bond), Dre & Vidal (Jill Scott, Usher, Mary J Blige), and Adam Blackstone (Adam Levine, Janet Jackson, Rihanna).
“Kindred have been the standard bearers for R&B duos for the last decade,” stated Marilyn Batchelor, Chief Brand Officer for Hidden Beach Recordings. “Their steadfast commitment to true soul music and the emotional honesty in their lyrics have made them icons for the African-American family.”
“Kindred is like family to me,” stated writer/producer Elise Perry. “I had the pleasure of working with them from the beginning. ‘Rhythm of Life’ is the first song that took them from playing covers from our soul music forebearers to establishing their own sound and being part of soul and rhythm and blues history. I am and will always be particularly proud of playing a part in that.”
Since the beginning, with their 2003 album debut “Surrender to Love,” the acclaimed Philadelphia duo – comprised of husband and wife Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon – have drawn early comparisons to other creative married couples such as Ashford & Simpson, and Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee.
The couple cut their teeth early on performing at The Roots’ celebrated Black Lily music series in Philadelphia, which also helped launch the early neo soul explosion from Philadelphia of artists including Jill Scott, Floetry and Musiq Soulchild.
Some of Kindred the Family Soul’s hit R&B singles over the years have included “Far Away,” “Where Would I Be (The Question)” and “Stars.”
Featured in a summer-long television and online campaign for Wal-Mart, Kindred the Family Soul are hitting the road, with upcoming performances across the country including Atlanta, GA (November 20, at Center Stage Theater); Baltimore, MD (November 28, at Baltimore Soundstage); Oakland, CA (December 4, 2 shows at Yoshi’s Jazz Club); and overseas in England and France in December.
1.Family Treasures: Greatest Hits, Track Listing
2.It’s Kindred (Kindredlude)
3.Far Away (Remastered)
4.Where Would I Be (The Question) (Remastered)
5.Can’t Help It (Remastered)
6.I Am feat. Jazmine Sullivan (Remastered)
7.Just The Way You Are (Remastered)
8.Weather The Storm (Remastered)
9.Thru Love (Remastered)
10.Woman First (Remastered)
12.Rhythm of Love (Remastered)
13.House of Love (Remastered)
Connect with Hidden Beach or Kindred the Family Soul at:
Idris Elba at the ‘Luther’ photocall in London!
Idris did a London photocall for the special one-episode Luther thing. Idris returned to one of his most celebrated roles for a one-off sort-of-Christmas special, just like Sherlock has done this year too. The Luther special will air December 17th on BBC America for us Yanks. I don’t know when it premieres in the UK. Apparently, the episode involves a “cannibalistic serial killer.” Whatever, MOAR BLOKE.
There are lots of little pieces of news about Big Driis these days, so let’s get through some of them. Beasts of No Nation is already on Netflix, plus the film will have some limited theatrical release, which will qualify it for the awards season. Word is that Netflix will be spending some money on a potential Oscar campaign for Idris for Best Supporting Actor. Gold Derby – the analytics site following Oscar predictors/buzz – has Idris in the top three contenders for an Oscar nomination for Supporting.
And finally, Idris flew to Berlin to open for Madonna during the Rebel Heart Tour’s stop in the city. Idris DJ’d the party until Madge came on stage, which led to this lovely tweet. LEATHER PANTS. Madonna has been copying/homage-ing Taylor Swift lately, having “big cool friends” come out on stage with her or open for her. Idris is probably one of the best choices thus far.
Anthony Hamilton & His Background Singers Went To Church With the"Hotline Bling" Cover!
Anthony Hamilton can make even the trappiest of trap music sound like the newest church hymn in the hymnal. So a Drake song isn't that hard to flip and serve with an extra soulful touch.
The "Charlene" singer was backstage at a performance when cameras started rolling to capture him and his background singers, who go by "The Hamiltones," sang (yes, SANG) their version of "Hotline Bling." Anthony tweeted about the vid below saying
Now LISTEN HERE
Pusha T x adidas EQT Guidance ’93 Unveiled, Drops Black Friday
Pusha T’s latest collab with adidas Originals, another EQT Guidance ’93 has been unveiled. While the previous version was an off-white colorway, the re-up is of the black on luxurious black variety.
So it only makes senses that the shoe will be available on Black Friday (Nov. 27).
The sneaker features cracked Italian leather, fish-scale detailing, a clear sole and reflective panels. Truly a dope boy shoe, just don’t act like you’re an actual dope boy.
Last night in NYC (Nov. 12), Push A Ton played cuts from his forthcoming King Push album at the shoe’s unveiling. Check out detailed images of the Pusha T x adidas EQT Guidance ’93
These are kinda HOTT!
Paris Terror Attack Update: An ‘Act of War’ (by ISIS) Says Pres Hollande
President François Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State for the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, as the death toll rose to 129 victims, with 300 others hospitalized, 80 of them in critical condition. He declared three days of national mourning, and said that military troops would patrol the capital. France remained under a nationwide state of emergency.
“It is an act of war that was committed by a terrorist army, a jihadist army, Daesh, against France,” Mr. Hollande told the nation from the Élysée Palace, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. “It is an act of war that was prepared, organized and planned from abroad, with complicity from the inside, which the investigation will help establish.”
Mr. Hollande did not specify what intelligence pointed to the militant group’s involvement. On Saturday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, but its claim could not be independently verified.
“France, because it was foully, disgracefully and violently attacked, will be unforgiving with the barbarians from Daesh,” Mr. Hollande said on Saturday, adding that France would act within the law but with “all the necessary means, and on all terrains, inside and outside, in coordination with our allies, who are, themselves, targeted by this terrorist threat.”
The attacks, and the possibility that the Islamic State was to blame, promised to further traumatize France and other European countries already fearful of violent jihadists radicalized by the conflicts in Syria and elsewhere.
The possibility that one of the attackers was a migrant or had posed as one is sure to further complicate the already vexing problem for Europe of how to handle the unceasing flow of people from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. It could also lend weight to the xenophobic arguments of right-wing populists like Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front party, who on Saturday held a news conference to declare that “France and the French are no longer safe.”
Mr. Hollande actively stepped up French participation in the military air campaign in Syria at the end of September. Just last week, France attacked oil operations under the Islamic State’s control in Syria. On Oct. 8, it conducted a targeted strike against militants in Raqqa, Syria, apparently targeting Salim Benghalem, a Frenchman fighting for the Islamic State.
The attacks, and the threat of the Islamic State, are likely to dominate a summit meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 nations that starts on Sunday in Turkey. President Obama will attend; Mr. Hollande is staying in Paris and sending representatives.
Paris, stricken by shock and grief, remained in a state of lockdown, with public transportation hobbled and public institutions — schools, museums, libraries, pools, food markets — closed. Charles de Gaulle Airport remained open, but with significant delays because of tighter passport and baggage checks.
The archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, said he would celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame on Sunday for the victims, their families and France. “Our country has once again known pain and mourning and must stand up to the barbarism propagated by fanatical groups,” he said.
At the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in western Paris, about 40 people were in surgery as of the early afternoon. Julien Ribes, 33, was at the hospital to search for his friend, who was at the concert hall. “I’m in total shock,” he said.
At the Town Hall for the 11th Arrondissement in Paris, Delphine de Peretti, 35, said she had learned early Saturday afternoon that her sister Aurélie, who was at the Bataclan music hall, had been killed. The family had been desperately trying to reach Aurélie all night.
“They told us my sister was dead, but they did not let us see her,” she said. “They said they still have to do some medical analysis. I am like a robot. I don’t know what to do next. I have not watched the news or slept since last night.”
The death toll far surpassed that of a massacre by Islamist extremists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and related attacks around the French capital in January. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Europe since the 2004 train bombings in Madrid, which killed 191 people. And it prompted Mr. Hollande to pronounce France’s first state of emergency since 2005, when riots rocked downtrodden urban areas across the country.
Parisians were left struggling to make sense of their new reality. Parents whose children slept through the ordeal were facing the delicate task of trying to explain what had happened, and why so many planned activities had been canceled and public spaces were closed.
On the Champ de Mars, at the base of the Eiffel Tower and along the pedestrian promenade that hugs the Left Bank of the Seine, joggers and cyclists tried to carry on with their Saturday routines.
Pausing from her morning run near the Musée d’Orsay, Marie-Caroline de Richemont, 32, said she was still trying to process the events, but without succumbing to fear. “This is not Iraq or Afghanistan,” she said. “We are not at war here. We need to stay confident and hopeful.”
Bertrand Bourgeois, 42, an accountant, was lost in thought as he cast a fishing line beneath the Invalides bridge.
He normally avoids fishing in Paris, he said, preferring quieter sections of the Seine near his home in Poissy, a northwest suburb. But after the violence, he said he felt drawn to come into the city out of a sense of solidarity.
Although his wife asked him to stay home, “something in me felt like it was important to be here, to say ‘still alive,’ ” Mr. Bourgeois said.
“I feel sickened, angry,” he said. Coming so soon after the attacks in January, he said, “It is starting to be too much.”
On the Champs-Élysées, rows of Christmas market stalls stood shuttered. Several vendors stood idly, awaiting word about whether they would be allowed to open for business, while clutches of heavily armed police officers patrolled the largely empty sidewalks of one of Europe’s most famed avenues.
At Charles de Gaulle Airport, it took two and a half hours for some passengers arriving Saturday morning to reach passport control. Some passengers who had arrived on overnight flights learned what had happened only when they switched on their devices; many read the news in a state of stunned silence.
Pope Francis joined a chorus of world leaders — including the heads of government of Belgium, Burundi, Canada, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Spain and the United States — who have condemned the attacks.
“There is no justification for such things, neither religious nor human, this is not human,” Francis said in a telephone call to TV2000, the television station of the Italian Episcopal Conference. “It is difficult to understand such things, done by human beings,” he added, clearly moved. Francis said he was close to and was praying for the families of the victims, for France “and for all those who suffer.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany gave an emotional national address on Saturday pledging solidarity with the French government and people, and calling on all Europeans to stand together in defiance of an attack on the liberties the Continent represents.
“We, your German friends, we are so close with you,” said Ms. Merkel, dressed in black. “We are crying with you. Together with you, we will fight against those who have carried out such an unfathomable act against you.”
“Those who we mourn were murdered in front of cafes, in restaurants, in a concert hall or on the open street. They wanted to live the life of free people in a city that celebrates life,” she said, her voice breaking. “And they met with murderers who hate this life of freedom.”
The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, meeting on Saturday in Vienna with Secretary of State John Kerry and other top diplomats to discuss the continuing crisis in Syria, said the attacks highlighted the urgency of the talks. “It is more necessary than ever in the current circumstance to coordinate the international fight against terrorism,” he said.
In the United States, there was no sign of a direct threat to American cities, but the F.B.I. was reviewing cases involving the Islamic State as a precaution.
An American Student Reported Dead In Paris Attacks
An American Student Reported Dead In Paris Attacks
Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old design student who attended the California State University, Long Beach, was among those killed in attacks in Paris that left at least 129 dead on Friday, according to the university.
“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement.
“Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy," the statement said. "We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need."
Dominique Sciamma, the director of the Strate School of Design, where Gonzalez was studying in Paris, posted condolences in a statement on the school's Facebook page:
One of our international exchange students was a victim of yesterday’s massacre. Her name was Nohemi Gonzalez.
We share in the pain of her family and loved ones.
Others were wounded and today are not in danger. We wish them a lot of courage to overcome such a test.
Our response today must still be the same: Live.
Gonzalez was from El Monte, California
The F.B.I. is already heavily focused on the threat from Americans inspired by the militant group. The government had so many people under surveillance in those cases that, this spring, officials pulled agents off other cases to help monitor them.
“HTGAWM” Cast Chop It Up About The Show At The Paley Center In NYC
The cast of the hit ABC series “HTGAWM” attended "How To Get Away With Murder" at The Paley Center for Media.
Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis put on a flirty display in a pink pencil midi dress and black ankle bow sandals. During the panel, the 50-year-old starlet talked about how over the top the sex scenes can be on the show. She dished,
"People have sex onscreen, and, now, we know people don't have sex like that. Nobody puts down a towel. At some point I said, 'I've got to take the wig off before somebody throws me up against the wall,'" she added, then paused. "Who gets thrown up against a wall!? I mean, I'd throw my neck out. Those scenes I feel go too far."
The fab actress also talked about what she loves about the show. She said she loves portraying Annalise Keating as a real woman of color and not an extension of a male or female’s fantasy as to what a woman looks like or how she should act. She explains,
"I always feel like when I look at women on TV that they're an extension of male fantasy, or female fantasy; I never see a real woman. The women in my life are anywhere from a size 2 to a size 26. They don't know how to walk in heels, but they buy them anyway. They're messy; they have questionable sex lives. I think they really represent the broad spectrum of humanity. And I wanted to see a real woman of color on television. I wanted to be a real woman, I felt like that would be the most progressive choice that I could make, and not kind of copy what I've seen before on TV."..............Loves it.
Aja Naomi King kept it chic in a bone colored top and high-waisted skirt.
Posing on the purple carpet, Viola and Aja snapped it up with their co-star Liza Weil.
And Billy Brown was all smiles as he made his way down the carpet.
If you're a fan of the show, you'll be happy to know the person who shot Annalise will FINNALY be revealed on next week's episode. Be sure to tune in to ABC next Thursday at 10pm ET to find out who it is.
AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!