Adele Stuns on Rolling Stone Cover without Makeup!
Her World Domination continues! Hello, gorgeous! Adele is Rolling Stone's latest cover star — and, boy, is she stunning without makeup. Inside the mag, the British singer-songwriter superstar reveals everything from her private life with her partner, Simon Konecki, and their 3-year-old son, Angelo, to what she really thinks about fame, and how she's been hitting the gym more often — not that she enjoys it!
Check out eight fascinating tidbits from her no-holds-barred interview:
1. Hello, What's Going On?
The "Hello" singer admitted that she's been a bit out of touch with what's popular in music, but is patiently waiting for Frank Ocean's next album. "I've lost touch with music. Not, like, all music. But I feel like I don't know what's going on in the charts and in popular culture," Adele, 27, said. "I've not lost touch with, like, reality. Just with what's current."
2. Fame Isn't All That Fun
Adele, who lives a very private life with Konecki and Angelo in Brighton, is at odds with her celebrity status. This especially became apparent when fellow Brit Amy Winehouse — something of a musical inspiration for Adele — died of an overdose in 2011. "People think I hate being famous. And I don't. I'm really frightened of it," she told the mag. "Watching Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I'm a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f—king sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I'd look at it. If we hadn't looked, then they'd have stopped taking her picture."
3. Sobbing for Stevie
Adele recalled the hilarious time she met Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks earlier this year. "[There was] snot everywhere," she said. "I'm not sure if I'll ever not feel a bit overwhelmed when I go to places where there are loads of stars. I always feel like I'm gonna get thrown out. Or it's going to turn out to be some, like, hidden-camera show. Like someone's gonna send me back to Tottenham."
4. She's Still in a "Serious" Relationship
Despite ongoing reports, Adele said that she and businessman Konecki are still very much together, but they simply have no plans to marry. "He's so supportive. And that takes a very big man, because I'm very successful at what I do. My last boyfriend was uncomfortable with how successful I was, and the fact that he had to share me with lots of people," she said. She also noted that their son is her "paradise" and she's brought him to "every f—king park" imaginable. "He's a little angel. All the things I really like about myself, he brings out in me, and he's the only person that tells me no. He completely rules me," she gushed. "He's the boss of me, and it's so funny for other people to watch, because I'm the boss of everything in my work life."
5. Chasing Pavements...in NYC!
Adele had plans in 2012 to move to the Big Apple, but everything changed when she found out she was expecting Angelo that year. "But I think actually the pregnancy was perfect timing in the end. It might've seemed like the most ridiculous time to have a baby, but I was starting to get a bit afraid of everything," she explained. "When I had him, it made everything all right, and I trusted everything because the world had given me this miracle, you know, so I became a bit of a hippie, an Earth mother."
6. Smoking and Booze No More
The slightly husky-voiced chanteuse revealed that she quit smoking. "I absolutely loved it, but it's not that f—king cool when I'm dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated." In addition, she's cut back on alcohol. She joked: "I used to be able to drink anyone under the table and still be able to put on an all-right show. But with kids, hangovers are torture. They just know. They pick up on it and just go for you."
7. Diet, But Not Depriving!
Adele has slimmed down thanks to trips to the gym, but she'll never give up carbs cold turkey. "I'm not, like, skipping to the f—king gym. I don't enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror," she admitted. "Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I'm so conscious when I'm lifting weights not to let them burst in my face. And if I don't tour, you'll catch me [eating] Chinese!"
8. Taylor Swift's New BFF?
Adele may not be joining fellow chart-topper Swift's squad anytime soon. The "Skyfall" singer appeared amused when the word "squad" came up in discussion. "I've heard about a squad. I wish my squad was all supermodels. We are, in our brains. I guess I have my own squad," she said of her presumably un-famous posse. "It's not as interesting as some of the other squads that are around right now. But maybe Rihanna can be in my squad! That would be really cool. Oh, God. She's life itself, isn't she? I love her."
#TEAMEMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson Gets Honored At The 18th Annual Accessories Council Award
The other night, Emmy-nomianted actress Taraji P. Henson stepped out for the 18th annual Accessories Council Awards in New York City. The event was held at Cipriani on 42nd Street.
Taraji hit the scene wearing an all-black-everything ensemble from the latest Alexander Wang collection.
During the event, which honors individuals or groups who've made great strides in fashion apparel and accessories, Taraji posed with designer Alexander Wang.
During the event, Taraji received the "Influencers" awards with her "Empire" costume designer Paolo Nieddu.
Loves Cookie and CONGRATS Tarajii!
Rich Homie Quan EXPOSED!
Rapper Rich Homie Quan is coming for The Game. If you recall, The Game gave his female followers and others LOL! A thrill by posting a bathroom selfie on Instagram.
Rich Homie Quan joined in with The Game by posting an Instagram.com image showing his followers his REAL DEAL .
Look below CAUTION: this image is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
You Pervs…LOL! ;-)
Pat Houston said she wanted to Send Bobbi Kristina to Rehab, then claims ‘but it came too late’!
Pat Houston, the aunt of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, is speaking out for the first time, since her niece’s death. Pat was Whitney Houston’s manager, confidante and sister-in-law, and was very close to Bobbi Kristina. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pat says she was working on getting her niece help before she was found unconscious in the bathtub at her home in Atlanta. She reveals that she had plans to send her to rehab in Georgia:
"When we really found out that Krissy was in trouble, we were really making plans to do something about it, but it came too late."
While Bobbi Kristina’s relationship to her family and Pat seemed strained, her aunt says that wasn’t the case.
"Where the world saw that she was angry and mad at me, she was texting me all along. I really tried to show her [that] I’m going to do this to let you know that you don’t have to be afraid of anything. I got you.’"
Pat also shares how she feels about reports that Bobby Brown plans to write a memoir,
"I don’t really judge when it comes to that, you know? It could be something that could be very healing for him. You really never know what a person is going through so if he feels that he wants to write, he’ll do it. But the only thing is you have to be very truthful. If it’s good or bad, you have to own it."
See Pat’s interview below.
Aiight IT’S OFFICIAL! Remy Ma Joins ‘Love & Hip-Hop: New York’
In a new press release, the network announced that Remy and MC hubby Papoose will form a major focus for the upcoming season of ‘Love & Hip-Hop: New York.’ She will debut on the show this December.
The series promises to follow Remy as she navigates through life on the outside and reclaims her crown as ‘Queen of NY,’ all while getting ready for a long-awaited official walk down the aisle.
Also joining the show are a group of fresh, talented female artists trying to make it big in the city. With personalities as strong as their rhymes, Mariah Lyn, Young B (of ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ fame) and SexxyLexxy and MissMoeMoney from the rap duo BBOD battle to make themselves heard. Power 105.1’s DJ Self has also signed up for the series.
Returning names include Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, Rich Dollaz, Peter Gunz, Amina, and Tara.
‘Love & Hip-Hop: New York’ returns December 14th at 8PM ET/PT on VH1. Will you be watching?
Uh Oh? Tyson Beckford Gets Replaced In "Chocolate City 2"
Well Looky Looky is there a new black male super model on the rise? Possibly.
Former Model Tyson Beckford has been replaced by newly minted model, Keith Carlos, in the upcoming sequel to Chocolate City. Yes, some type of way that movie got the sequel treatment.
Carlos, who was the winner of the Tyra banks-produced show, "America's Next Top Model," reportedly lobbied hard for the role in the upcoming film and squeezed Tyson out.
Meanwhile, both men MAY have some history. According to sources, the twosome allegedly haven't had the best supportive relationship in the business.
Our source tells us:"Keith always looked up to Tyson as an older model, but Tyson always felt threatened by the comparisons. Before winning America's Next Top Model, when Keith had modeling shows and reached out, Tyson would ignore his calls".
Oh? According to Chocolate City casting director, Vanessa Walkowiak, the replacement was due to the need of fresher meat. Vanessa said in a statement:
"The producers felt that we needed some younger blood in the franchise. They love Tyson, but felt Keith brought everything Tyson had plus a certain youthful energy."
The first film went to BET. Will you be watching the sequel?
Jeezy Wins Major Court Victory in $5M Lawsuit Filed by Former Business Partner
Rap mogul Jeezy won a major court victory in a $5 million lawsuit filed by former friend and business associate Kinky B.
Hiphopenquirer.com reports that Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, grinned from ear-to-ear when the jury announced its verdict last week.
Jeezy and Kinky B, whose real name is Demetrius Ellerbee, were business partners for 20 years. Jeezy, 38, told the jury that Ellerbee diverted funds that were earmarked for their company, Corporate Thugs Entertainment (CTE). Jeezy said Ellerbee stopped paying him the 50% in royalties and revenues the two had agreed upon.
Jeezy provided evidence that shows the two men split a $1 million advance from Def Jam Records after he signed his first record deal.
But Ellerbee’s lawyer claimed Jeezy sent a letter to Def Jam ordering future payments to be deposited into a bank account that Jeezy controlled and that Ellerbee had no access to.
Ellerbee then alleged that the rapper violated Georgia RICO statute as well as illegal conversion of funds, according to Hiphopenquirer.
According to Jeezy, the two men never had a written agreement. But in Georgia, a verbal agreement carries as much weight as a written one.
You can watch videos of the courtroom testimony as well as view the evidence on hiphopenquirer.com, and decide for yourself if you believe the jury made the right call.
Your First Look: The WIZ LIVE!
Here’s a preview of the upcoming musical “The Wiz Live!” And we can't wait until it airs.The 1978 remake has a star-studded cast, including newcomer Shaniece Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, Common, David Alan Grier, Elijah Kelley, the legendary Stephanie Mills and more.
The show will air Thursday, December 3 at 8/7c on NBC. In the meantime, check out the first sneak peek above.
Now you can get excited!
Rihanna Cancels Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Performance To Finish Work On Her New Album
Rihanna was confirmed to be performing at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York, but according to PEOPLE, has now cancelled her appearance to finish work on new her album.
Ellie Goulding has been added to the lineup; joining previously announced performers The Weeknd and Selena Gomez.
In early October, the “B*tch Better Have My Money” singer announced the title (ANTI) of her upcoming eighth studio album, and also unveiled its cover. Though she didn’t give a specific date for its release, she did write that it’s “Coming Soon.”
The annual fashion show tapes next week.
The Celebs and Their Kids Mingle with Snoopy on the Green Carpet for The Peanuts Movie
You’re a good man, Charlie Brown — and you have a lot of A-list fans!
The stars stepped out with their children in tow for a special screening of The Peanuts Movie, sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop, at the Crosby Street Hotel on Sunday in New York City.
Attracting the likes of Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and their two sons, Sasha, 8, and Kai, 6, the classic comic strip gang by Charles M. Schulz are revitalized in the feature length children’s film.
Josh Lucas and his ex-wife Jessica Ciencin Henriquez attended the screening together with son Noah Rev, 3, despite their 2014 divorce.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott also brought their entire brood to enjoy Snoopy’s antics. The couple’s kids (Liam, 8, Finn, 3, Hattie, 4, Stella, 7, and, Dean’s son from a previous relationship, Jack) all attended the family-centric festivities
Josh Gad – who is also an animated film star – brought along his older daughter Ava,
and Tia Mowry-Hardrict came with husband Cory Hardrict and son Cree.
and Tia Mowry-Hardrict came with husband Cory Hardrict and son Cree.
Movie is out Friday!
The HONEYMOON’S OVER: Rick Ross & Lira Galore Engagement Reportedly Called Off
Rick Ross and his fiancée Lira Galore have reportedly called off their engagement – TMZ reports. The news comes less than two months after Rozay popped the question.
According to the site, the couple had a major blowout, and although there’s no word on what it was about, it was serious enough that Lira moved her stuff out of the “Rich Forever” rapper’s Georgia mansion.
Ricky proposed to the model with a huge 11 carat $350K ring, while they were jewelry shopping in New York in mid-September.
FIRST LOOK: Spike Lee’s EXPLOSIVE ‘Chi-Raq’ Trailer
I’ve been following production of Spike Lee’s highly anticipated (and controversial) film Chi-Raq. And the film will star a slew of celebs, including Jennfer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes, LaLa Anthony and more. And now, we’ve learned “Survivor’s Remorse” star Teyonah Paris will also star in the film.
Along with the first sneak peek we also get a synopsis of the plot. Lee's new flick will be an update on Aristophanes’ anti-war comedy "Lysistrata." The comedy is about the women of Athens who stop having sex with their husbands in an effort to bring the devastating Peloponnesian War to an end. Well, Lee will tell the story with a Chi-town twist.
Deadline reports: Set in the modern day south Chicago Urban war zone nicknamed Chi-Raq (as in “Iraq”) the story sees a group of women organize against the on-going violence after the murder of a child by a stray bullet, by withholding sexual access to the point that even strippers refuse to work. What follows challenges the nature of sex, race and violence in America and the world
Peep the trailer HERE
Sounds very interesting.
Ja Rule: “Black Lives Need To Matter To Black Lives”
Ja Rule is rapper who has fought his fair share of battles on the mic — and in the courtroom.
But these days, the father of three is more interested in letting his positivity do the fighting for him. Growing up in Queens, Ja experienced racial profiling in his hometown, but when his own son admitted his fear of the police, he had to take an extra step back and explain the truth to his kin.
“If Black Lives don’t matter to Black Lives, who the fuck else is it going to matter to?” Ja asks sternly. “So I know it all starts with us. I want to see bigger movements. I don’t want to see Black on Black on violence no more. I want to see us root for each other, and I want to see us be happy to see the next man win. And it starts with messages like this that I’m sending. I don’t have no malice toward that Black man that I had drama with. I wish him all the success in the world.”
Rule is referring to his longstanding “beef” with 50 Cent, but now says he is way past that, and wishes nothing but good things for former nemesis. He wants to be a living example of how young Black men can put their differences to the side for a greater cause.
“The more positive, successful Black men we have, the more chance we have to break the cycle. And I think we should all get on board,” says Ja about setting good examples for the youth. “I think we should all root for each other and not tear each other down.”
He left off by sharing a powerful story about how a prison guard blatantly disrespected him while he served time behind bars back in 2011. The experiences left a lasting impression on the veteran rapper.
“A prison guard said to me while I was in prison. And these were his exact words: ‘Your kids are job security for my kids,'” explains an emotional Ja Rule. “I didn’t even know how to respond to him… other than punching him in the face, but you can’t do that. All I could say to him was, ‘Not my kids homey.'”
WATCH HIS INTERVIEW HERE:
And share your thoughts!
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
Can’t tell if this guy has on a bad Halloween costume or just a bad everyday outfit…or both?
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!