Viola Davis Talks to In Style Magazine!
Viola Davis is having a spectacular 2015 — her show How to Get Away With Murder is a smash hit for which she won an Emmy, she’s such an awesome lady that her daughter wanted to be her for Halloween, and now she’s capping it all off with the cover of InStyle magazine. And she’s definitely going out of this year on a high note.
Though she’s become one to watch on the red carpet, Davis says in the December issue of InStyle that high fashion didn’t always come easily to her. “Back in the day, my style was whatever was different and cheap,” she says. “I was an artist, and I wanted my clothes to reflect that. I now understand fashion in a way that I don’t even have a language for. I know designers. Before, you could’ve put a gun to my head and asked me to name just one designer and I would’ve been dead.”
But that doesn’t mean she’s taking Hollywood’s obsession with looks too seriously. “What’s released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness,” she says. “I’ve never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical. I’ve been through a lot in life, and what has gotten me through is strength of character and faith.”
She derives much of her joy from daughter Genesis Tennon, whom she adopted in 2011. “I always tell Genesis she was born from my heart, not my belly,” she says, saying her advice for potential adoptive parents is, “There are so many ways to mother rather than to carry a child in your body. So many children need parents, and so many of us want to mother. Know that you will experience motherhood to the full extent.”
For more on how much she loves motherhood (and some sweet details about her vow renewal to husband Julius Tennon), pick up the new issue of InStyle on stands Dec. 11. So, how much are you loving Viola Davis right now?
#ADELEWORLDDOMINATION! Adele’s “Live In New York City” Promo Has Arrived: Watch Here!
She’s been breaking records left and right with her new album 25, and now Adele is getting her very own television special on NBC.
“Adele: Live in New York City” is slated to hit the airwaves on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 10pm and now there’s a short promo spot to build the buzz.
Check the commercial HERE!
The “Chasing Pavements” chick will be singing new ditties like “Hello,” and “When We Were Young,” in addition to old favorites like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”
Another Day, Another Sports Players Nudes got leaked! This time it’s Baseball Player Delino Deshields Jr!
Earth has no fury like a woman’s scorn Texas Rangers outfielder Delino Deshields Jr. who has been caught all the way out there, as a woman who previously dated him before he got drafted has put ALL his business in the street. According to her, she was with him before the fame but as soon as he got some clout and the big bucks, he kicked her to the curb and never responded to any of her attempts to get in contact with him again…..even resorting to calling his mom?? I’m guessing in her last ditched effort to get his attention she decided to leak his nudes to teach him a lesson.
Thanks to the ladies at BallerAlert here you go!
Thanks to the ladies at BallerAlert here you go!
Obama speaks In Rare Oval Office Address "Freedom is more powerful than fear."
In a rare Sunday evening Oval Office address, President Barack Obama spoke directly to the American public about Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, reaffirming his commitment to fighting the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, though he did not announce any new policies to do so.
"I am confident that we will succeed in this mission, because we are on the right side of history," he said. "Freedom is more powerful than fear."
Obama reiterated that the U.S. would continue its current strategy, consisting of hunting down terrorists, training Iraqi and Syrian forces on the ground, disrupting potential ISIS plots, in cooperation with authorities in Europe and the Middle East, and pursuing a political resolution to the ongoing Syrian civil war.
He asked Congress to vote to authorize military force, which it has not done, despite more than a year of U.S. military action against ISIS. He also requested measures such as reforming the visa waiver program and closing a loophole that allows anyone on a no-fly list can buy a gun.
As he has done many times after mass shootings, Obama also implored Congress to renew consideration of gun control measures in response to Wednesday's shooting, which killed 14 people and wounded 21. It was the deadliest shooting since the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, the last time Congress attempted to take legislative action on guns.
Billed by White House officials as a way to assuage Americans’ fears, the speech -- only the third Obama has delivered directly from the Oval Office during his presidency -- addressed growing concerns about fighting terrorism and threats from the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS.
The FBI is investigating the San Bernardino shooting as a possible case of terrorism. Federal authorities say that the two alleged attackers, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, might have been inspired by ISIS, and Malik had posted comments on social media pledging allegiance to the group.
"So far we have no evidence that they were directed by terrorist organizations overseas or directed by a conspiracy here at home," Obama said.
Obama also denounced Islamophobia and asked Americans not to equate ISIS with all Muslim people.
"We cannot turn against one another," he said. "That's what groups like ISIL want."
Obama himself made the determination to make the speech at the end of this past week, a senior administration official said. And he did so because he and his advisers "recognized that there are very real and legitimate fears in the United States and around the word about this terrorist threat." As for the setting -- the Oval Office -- the senior official said the president felt it was "familiar and appropriate" for Americans, and underscored the "seriousness with which we are taking the issue."
Acknowledging a war-weary public, Obama has been reluctant to propose a more aggressive military strategy in the Middle East but has gradually increased the U.S. military presence in the region. Last week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the U.S. will send a special force of several hundred troops to Iraq, joining about 3,300 troops already stationed there to assist Iraqi forces, as well as a handful of troops in Syria.
Obama’s speech pointed to a re-evaluation of his foreign policy amid mounting pressure from critics who say that he needs to do more to defeat ISIS, such as establishing a no-fly zone and authorizing a more substantial amount of troops to directly fight Islamic militant groups in the Middle East, rather than keeping the current strategy of airstrikes. Lawmakers, particularly Republicans, stepped up their concerns following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris and have urged Obama to recognize ISIS as a growing threat.
The senior official pushed back on the argument that the president had misjudged the severity of threat in the days prior to the San Bernardino attack -- given that the administration said before Thanksgiving that there was "no specific or credible threat" to the United States. The official noted that there was no indication that the attackers in San Bernardino had been instructed by a larger terrorist ring.
Following the speech, the president will attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center, about a mile away from the White House. There are no plans at this point for Obama to travel to San Bernardino to meet with the victims' families, the senior official said. But that could change depending on how the city chooses to memorialize those who lost their lives in the attack.
#R.H.o.A: So Porsha was Involved In Another Set Fight?
Two years ago Porsha Williams famously attacked Kenya Moore during the taping of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion show. Apparently Porsha is still quick with the hands…
Last night a RHOA Instagram blog broke the news that Porsha Williams got into a fight with her Naked Company marketing manager, Jami Ziegler, and knocked Jami to the ground.
This morning sources tell TMZ the fight started after Jami brought a man to the event that Porsha doesn't get along with.
The fight was NOT caught on film.
Amiyah Scott is moving from R.H.o.A to the Empire! Reportedly being Cast In Empire Spinoff Prequel; 4
Transgender model Amiyah Scott was reportedly being added to the cast of the "Empire" spinoff, which will focus on a young Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). Fox
Transgender model Amiyah Scott, 27, may have just landed a coveted acting gig. According to reports, she's set to star in the still-unconfirmed "Empire" spinoff.
TMZ reports that "Empire" creator Lee Daniels reached out to Scott over the summer and asked her to read for the new show. Supposedly, Daniels was so impressed with her that he offered the model a role as a member of a girl group. Sources told the outlet the "Empire" spinoff will be a prequel to the Fox show and will focus on a young Cookie Lyon (played in the original by Taraji P. Henson).
Scott has not commented on the casting rumors, but check out four things to know about the model:
1. She Was Almost Cast On 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta"
Scott made headlines over the summer when reports surfaced that she was going to be the first transgender person cast on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." According to the reports, she was going to replace NeNe Leakes.
At the time, E! News reported that Scott had filmed scenes for the show with her friend and current "RHOA" star Kenya Moore. But Leakes quickly shut down rumors that Scott was being added to the show, telling "Access Hollywood" it was "all lies."
2. She Started Her Transition As A Teenager
Scott started transitioning from male to female when she was 17 years old. The model has always been very open with her fans about her journey and revealed to Ballroom Throwbacks last year that the most difficult part of her transformation was wondering how people would react to her.
“At that time, I didn’t know myself completely, so I was so worried about would people like me or would people love me or just where I would fit in," she said.
3. She's Never Acted Before
Even though Scott has reportedly been cast in the "Empire" spinoff, TMZ reports that the role would be her first acting gig. On her social media pages, Scott says she's a makeup artist, model and beauty consultant. According to Reality Tea, she has many celebrity clients and is close pals with Amber Rose, Keyshia Cole and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson.
4. She's Supposedly Dated Several Famous Rappers And Athletes
A quick Google search of Scott's name brings up a few rumors linking her to several famous celebrities. In an interview with "As told by Ms. Monroe," Scott wouldn't divulge too much information about her dating life but said she usually dates "rappers, singers, athletes" who are not ready to publicly reveal their sexuality.
Get ready World HERE COMES Amiyah!!!!
NEW MUSIC RELEASE! ESSENTIAL BABYFACE PENNED HITS
The legendary and iconic, 11-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will be releasing his 10th studio album, Return Of The Tender Lover, this Friday, December 4 via Def Jam Recordings.
Babyface was recently honored at the 2015 Soul Train Awards with the ‘Legend Award’ for his outstanding legacy and musical contributions. To celebrate his legacy, Babyface was honored with an all-star tribute that included Tevin Campbell, Brandy, Fantasia, Bobby Brown and Boyz II Men, all singing their hits penned by him. Fantasia paid homage to Whitney Houston and Karyn White in the tribute as well.
With over 500 million records sold, Babyface is back with a very special treat for R&B fans everywhere. The album is filled with nine beautiful original tracks of unapologetic R&B, intended to bring back those feel-good vibes we miss. Babyface plays on every track on the album as he is often praised widely for his musicianship.
Return Of The Tender Lover’s title commemorates and pays homage to Babyface’s breakthrough album of 1989, the RIAA triple-platinum Tender Lover. Edmond’s impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance, and relationships have made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary R&B and pop music throughout the world with more than 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop Hits.
To prepare you for his forthcoming album, ThisisRnB wants to take you down memory lane with an Essential Babyface playlist comprised of the many hits that he has written and produced for others!
Get into the playlist below!
01. The Deele – Two Occassions
02. The Whispers – Rock Steady
03. Pebbles – Girlfriend
04. Karyn White – The Way You Love Me
05. Bobby Brown – Roni
06. Tevin Campbell – Can We Talk
07. Johnny Gill – My My My
08. After 7 – Ready Or Not
09. Boyz II Men – End of The Road
10. Toni Braxton – Breathe Again
11. Toni Braxton – Another Sad Love Song
12. TLC – Baby-Baby-Baby
13. Bobby Brown – Every Little Step
14. Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
15. Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight
16. Toni Braxton – You’re Making Me High
17. Brandy – Sittin’ Up In My Room
18. Whitney Houston – Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
19. Mary J. Blige – Not Gon’ Cry
20. Karyn White – Superwoman
21. Tevin Campbell – I’m Ready
22. Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
23. Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
24. TLC – Red Light Special
25. TLC – Diggin’ On You
26. Dru Hill – We’re Not Making Love No More
27. Az Yet – Last Night
28. Whitney Houston feat. Mariah Carey – When You Believe
29. Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had
30. Ariana Grande – Baby I
OOOPS! Chris Brown READS A Fan FOR BLOOD Who Criticized Him After Giving a Family a new Car
This holiday season, Chris Brown has been blessing families in need left and right. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, he gave away thousands of turkeys to families who needed them. And now, he’s blessing a single mother and her three kids.
Saturday Breezy hit the Boys & Girls Club in Hollywood for a special surprise. The “Loyal” singer gifted a single mother a brand new car and he also purchased Christmas gifts for her three young kiddies.
The proud dad took to his Instagram page to share with his fans who he helped this family in need. He wrote,
“I've been very fortunate and blessed with so much in my life and I always thought that it was supposed to be that way. I was selfish, arrogant, and cold hearted. I'm able to bless and inspire so many others and I realize that now. This woman has delt with domestic abuse through her life and her 3 wonderful children had to experience that. I see myself when I looked into their eyes. The amount of strength this woman has is remarkable. I hope I could make their Christmas a great one. I hope the kids love all the toys and things I got for them. And for moms. I hope I could put a smile on this family's face.”
As with anything posted online these days, someone had to come for the R&B crooner for his good deed.
A follower decided to leave her two cents of Breezy’s good gesture. In so many words, the woman said this is the type of stuff the R&B singer should be doing anyway and that he doesn’t deserve a pat on the back. She then shaded him by saying when he starts doing stuff like Akon (who’s trying to get electricity to 600 million people in Africa) then brag about it.
Well, Breezy (or someone in his camp) must have been snooping around in the comment section on The Shade Room’s IG page and caught wind of the comment. Breezy personally reposed to the chick, but in a nice-nasty way. He clapped back saying:
“It’s people like you that obviously are envious and miserable. I don’t need a pat on the back. Just like I don’t need your approval to buy a single mother and her three children gifts. What has your favorite celebrity done to help the problem you create? Find God, then happiness will follow. Go vote. Do something with you life and get a taste of reality you follower. Help your community. If Kanye, Pharrell, Beyonce or Jay z did this you’d be kissing ass.”
Nicki Minaj Posts Bail For Brother Accused Of Raping Teen
Nicki Minaj is sticking by her family. The Queens rapper put up a pair of homes she owns in Long Island as collateral to bail out her brother, Jelani Maraj, 37, who has been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl.
Reports Page Six:
Court papers reveal the superstar singer put up the $100,000 bond that sprang Jelani Maraj, 37, from custody in Nassau County on Friday after he was accused of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against the preteen.
The bond is backed by a two homes in Baldwin that are owned by Minaj — one of which is used by her brother and the other by her mother, Carol.
“She was prepared to do anything for her brother,” a source said of Minaj.
Minaj will be responsible for the fees associated with securing the the bond, typically 6 percent to 10 percent of the bond amount, or $6,000 to $10,000.
Back in August, Minaj paid for her older brother’s dream wedding.
Mums has been the word from Minaj on social media about this personal matter. Don’t bank on her commenting, too.
Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, Welcome A Baby Boy
Congrats to Kim and Kanye, the couple welcomed a baby boy early Saturday morning. North West has a baby brother, although they haven’t released a name, the couple has promised to steer clear of naming their son South West. Kim Kardashian West made the announcement on her website this morning.
TO OUR FANS KANYE AND I WELCOME OUR BABY BOY!
Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well
Well Good for them!
Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M12 Sneaker Revealed
It’s Carmelo Anthony’s twelfth season in the NBA which means his 12th signature. Jordan Brand has unveiled the Melo M12 for the New York Knicks superstar, and you, to do battle with on the basketball court.
The Jordan Melo M12 is a homage to “the dungeon,” a rec center in Baltimore where Melo sought refuge and got buckets.
As for the tech, says Jordan Brand:
The shoe’s lightweight, flexible form provides better ankle lockdown and comfort while a mesh upper, asymmetrical webbing loops and a pared-down heel and ankle design offer targeted support for a one-to-one fit. Lightweight zoned cushioning and heel lockdown, including four foam pads placed in the interior, augment this pinpointed support.
Two Zoom Air units offer responsive cushioning and a low-profile feel, whereas articulated flex grooves allow the midsole to move with the foot. FlightSpeed technology delivers an explosive first step by maximizing the responsiveness of the air units through compression and deflection.
Melo’s signature kicks have always been top notch as far as comfort and reliability on the court, these seem to be no different.
The Jordan Melo M12 will be available starting January 2 and will cost you $160. New colorways will arrive through the spring.
Hip Hop HOLLA! Swizz Beatz & DMX REUNITE On Stage
As Swizz Beatz continues to take over Miami Art Basel, last night’s concert was nothing short of epic.
The superproducer wrapped up his three-day No Commission Art Fair and his Untameable House Party concert series (sponsored by Bacardi) with a Ruff Ryderz reunion, joining forces with DMX on stage. Swizz and X took it back like it was 1998, performing their classic Ruff Ryderz hits.
CHECK IT HERE!
It was like X never left as he barked over his tracks, kept the energy high and he even closed out the show with a prayer, something he does during all of his shows. Check it HERE
Backstage...Producers Jermaine Dupri and Mannie Fresh hung out while checking out the show from behind-the-scenes.
After the party...
There was another after party. "Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union, rapper Trick Daddy, Mannie Fresh, NFLer James Jones and DJ Spin trekked it to E11EVEN MIAMI to party the night away at Dwyane Wade's bash. Fun times.
AND FINALLY FROM “’THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
I hope this is just how you slowly train to work your way up to walking on stilts, because if not I’m openly rooting for you to bite it and fall into a canned goods display.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD ALL!!