Angela Simmons Poses As Cover Star For KONTROL Magazine’s Winter 2016 Issue
Angela Simmons serves as cover star for KONTROL magazine’s Winter 2016 issue. In addition to her Pastry footwear, the entrepreneur and fashion maven recently launched a faux fur line, Foofi & Bella, with her friend Sanya Richards-Ross – plus, she’s gearing up for her new WE tv reality series, Growing up Hip Hop, with Romeo Miller, Egypt Criss and more.
While she has a lot on her plate, she tells the mag that, “It’s all about time management and doing what you have to do…you make a decision that this is what’s got to get done and get right to it.” Angela also attributes her grind to having people like her father, Rev Run, and uncle, Russell Simmons to look up to. “I’ve definitely learned a lot from them [her father and uncle]…honestly how could I not?” she says. “They know so much about business and the industry and I’m really blessed to have that kind of wisdom in my life”
As for rumors swirling about beef brewing between Angela and her “GUHH” costar, Kristinia DeBarge, she addresses it; saying: “Me and Kristinia? We’re cool. There’s no issue there. She’s a great girl and a lot of fun.” However, on talks of her and Romeo being an item, she laughs and says: “You will just have to watch the show and see…”
Growing up Hip Hop is on, at 10p ET on WE tv.
President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
The White House is once again making the full text of the State of the Union available online ahead of the speech, as prepared for delivery, continuing efforts to meet people where they are and make the speech as accessible as possible. On Medium, people can follow along with the speech as they watch in real time at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU, view charts and infographics on key areas, share their favorite lines, and provide feedback.
Go here to READ THE ENTIRE SPEECH!
As for the GOP response South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Takes Aim At Donald Trump In State Of The Union Response
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivered the Republican Party's State of the Union response on Tuesday night, slamming Obama for economic policies and his health care plan.
WASHINGTON -- In the Republican response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) sought to undo some of the damage done to the GOP brand by the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric popularized by real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Haley, a daughter of Indian immigrants, cautioned against demonizing people who yearn to enter the U.S. in hopes of attaining a better life, even amid a wave of anxiety over national security following terror attacks at home and abroad.
"Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory," Haley said. "During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country."
However, even as she strove for middle ground by welcoming "properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion," Haley objected to allowing refugees into the U.S. "whose intentions cannot be determined."
Haley's call for calm resembled words spoken by President Barack Obama after he announced last year that his administration would continue accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks. Moreover, the governor appeared to be directly responding to Trump and his army of supporters -- a message Haley may have been expressly selected to deliver by her party.
The current front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination has stoked fears of foreigners by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists, promising to build a wall along the country's southern border and calling for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States. His rhetoric has alarmed the Republican establishment in particular because it could cost the party votes from key moderates and independents during the general election.
Haley made national headlines last year when she called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds following the racially motivated Charleston church shooting in which nine people died. She later called the flag's removal “a real proud moment for South Carolina.”
In her response to the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Haley also criticized the president for falling "far short of his soaring words." The governor faulted Obama for nagging wage stagnation, a massive national debt, a health care program "that has made insurance less affordable," and "chaotic unrest in many of our cities."
She signaled that after the president's final year in office, Republicans would have a chance to lower taxes and debt, and to strengthen the military and the country's bonds with international partners.
“We have big decisions to make. Our country is being tested. But we’ve been tested in the past, and our people have always risen to the challenge. We have all the guidance we need to be safe and successful," she said. "Our forefathers paved the way for us. Let’s take their values, and their strengths, and rededicate ourselves to doing whatever it takes to keep America the greatest country in the history of man.”
eOne Music Garners 26 Noms for 2016 Stellar Awards!
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) celebrates a chart-topping year in music, with 26 nominations in 19 categories for the upcoming 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
Encompassing nominations for 10 artists, major Stellar Award nominations include the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, CD of the Year and many more.
Delivering a range of hit projects from both newer artists and industry icons, with the powerful sounds of contemporary and traditional gospel to choir and hip-hop, the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell, Derek Minor, Alexis Spight, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Super Mass Choir, and 3 Winans Brothers.
Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “Wow! It’s truly an honor for eOne Music to be recognized with 26 nominations from the Stellar Awards this year for such a range of incredible projects!
We are proud to celebrate and support the milestone works and creative inspiration that everyone from Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds, to William McDowell, Karen Clark Sheard, Derek Minor and more continue to bring to fans across the world.”
The 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be taped on Saturday February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
Twitter / Instagram: @eOneNashville
#RHOA: Patricia Moore: Kenya Moore’s Mother Prompts RHOA Filming Twist!
Patricia Moore, Kenya Moore’s mother, gets an unexpected, and on camera, visit by Kenya tonight on RHOA. But who is Kenya Moore’s mother, what happened to Kenya’s mom, who raised Kenya, and where does Patricia Moore live now? BravoTV previews feature Kenya Moore, her dad Ronald Grant, a young child, another woman, and friend Brandon DeShazer taking a private bus to a purported residential section of Detroit, Michigan. But where does Patricia Moore exactly live?
The entire Kenya Moore, Patricia Moore showdown on RHOA 8 Sunday is not exactly how it seemed. BravoTV’s RHOA production house True Entertainment has a near perfect record of not filming persons without a consent to film contract. For Sunday’s episode, if Patricia Moore did not consent to film, then BravoTV viewers should not expect to see Patricia’s face or even hear her voice. And there could be additional precautions. BravoTV appears to have taken extra caution in Sunday’s telecast by blurring out street signs, addresses, and homes so as to not reveal details about Patricia Moore’s residence, location, or neighborhood.
To handle Sunday’s episode, BravoTV is using a closed filming environment, a bus, in which all members on the bus consent to film. But if you look carefully, even the images outside the bus’ windows, likes residences and license plates, are blurred out.
Ronald Grant and Patricia Moore were both 16 years old at the time that Kenya was born. Patricia’s father owned a construction company. Patricia’s mother owned a clothing store, claimed PEOPLE. After Patricia became pregnant, her parents were allegedly unhappy and sent Patricia to live with her sister Lori Moore at Central Michigan University. Sometime thereafter, Patricia then asked Ronald permission to give the unnamed child up for adoption. Ronald refused and had his mother Doris Grant agree to raise the then unnamed child. Patricia refused to name the child. Lori allegedly gave the RHOA star her name “Kenya” in reference to the country because “she was dark and beautiful.”
Two years ago, Ronald explained his history with Patricia. He said that Patricia before Kenya’s birth told him to take a “vow. You tell nobody. I tell nobody.” Ronald Grant says he told Patricia Moore “how in the world do you think that that is going to work?” He added “I said Amen, I am not going to have no part of that.”
#TEAMEMPIRE: The "Empire" Cast Takesn a (Private) Jet Back To Work....and have FUN doing so!
The "Emprie" crew had a blast on their private jet ride back to Chicago this week. Terrence Howard, his (ex?) wife Miranda, Gabby Sidibe, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, fiancée and co-star Grace Gealey, Sanaa Hamri, and Serayah were busy snapping away and seemingly having a blast the other day.
Yep, that's the actor who plays Lucious' security guard on "Empire".
As for Taraji P. Henson, she wasn't here for the pics. Ha!
Looks like they had FUN! "Empire" returns March 30th with the second half of season.
#EGGPLANTNATION! Next up Romeo Miller has a few things to show Ya!
Now Now, Romeo does your Dad know about this? Ladies et al, Romeo Miller loves to play around on camera obviously. Looks like he plays too much if you ask me. But for your viewing pleasure he thought he’d share something with you.
GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS. NSFW
Thank us Later!
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Listen: Faith Evans Releases ‘Faith 20’ Anniversary EP
After teasing us with the impressive remake of “Fallin’ In Love,” Faith Evans delivers the brand new EP ‘Faith 20,’ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her 1995 debut album Faith.
The six-track project is a gift to fans who have followed her since her early days on Bad Boy Records, with re-recorded and reworked versions of standout songs like “Ain’t Nobody,” “No Other Love,” and “Used To Love Me” which features a surprise feature from “Love & Hip Hop” reality star Joseline Hernandez.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep joins Faith on the remake of “No Other Love,” and fellow Bad Boy alum Daron Jones of 112 and Kelly Price guest on the short but praiseful “Thank You Lord”.
In previous interviews, Faith revealed that she was working on another tribute album to be called “The King & I” featuring duets with her late husband The Notorious B.I.G.
Celebrate 20 years of Faith HERE
UGH…YOU, AGAIN! Lindsay Lohan Reportedly Yelled Racial Insults at a Bartender Before Spitting in Someone’s Face
Lindsay Lohan is at the center of a bizarre incident that reportedly took place in New York City over the weekend.
According to Radar, Lindsay and her sister Ali were posted up in the bathroom of Vbar in Greenwich village in the late hours of Friday night when the bartender asked the pair to leave. For whatever reason, Lindsay wasn’t feeling it and she popped off — eventually hurling racial insults at the man.
“They walked in off the street and made a beeline for the bathroom. They didn’t order a drink or anything. They were in there for around 20 minutes and then the bartender started knocking on the door and asked them to come out. When they didn’t come out, he then asked them to leave and Lindsay became aggressive and belligerent,” a source said.
“Lindsay came out and her eyes were glazed over and she started yelling at the bartender – who is originally from West Africa – ‘This is New York. You’re not from here.’”
“What stunned everyone is when she was talking to him in a mock African accent and she kept asking him if he was from Ghana. It seemed like a racist attack.”
At this point, other drinkers who were watching events unfold and were disgusted by Lindsay’s behavior intervened and asked the hard-partying pair to exit the bar.
“They wouldn’t leave and all hell was breaking loose and that’s when Lindsay spat in our friend’s face. The bar then erupted and everyone was yelling at them to leave,” a second source said.
Lindsay – who has had multiple stints in rehab – and Ali then did leave only to then try and get back into the bar but were thwarted as the bartender had locked the door, the eyewitnesses said. Bizarrely, the sisters then got out their cell phones and started filming people inside.
“They came back with their lights on their cameras and they put their face up to the windows. Lindsay was slamming her hands on the windows. She was messed up,” said the first source.
Finally the sisters walked away, but the drama was not over – especially for the barman, who had been the first to tell the Lohans to leave.
“About half an hour later, a friend of Lindsay’s came to the bar and tried to fight the bartender. He got in his face taking a really aggressive stance and was threatening him,” a source claimed.
“Another person in the bar attempted to film it and then Lindsay’s friend stole her phone and ran out of the bar with it. We then chased him and restrained him till the cops arrived. It was madness.“
Four NYPD officers responded to the scene and questioned Lindsay’s male friend.
The petrified bartender, who suffered a scratch on his arm in the brawl, told Radar he has never experienced anything like it.
“I was scared because I didn’t know what would be the end result,” he said. “Especially when you are a black guy in New York and seeing as they (the Lohans) were totally racist and kept asking me where I was from.”
“Luckily the cops were really nice and they understood. They asked me if I wanted to press charges and I said ‘no I just want him to leave’. The cops told the guy to stay off the block. They told him if he comes back they would arrest him.”
“If that was me and someone spat in my face, I would have lost control. If you spit in someones face you don’t consider them a human being. Their behavior was disgusting,” the bartender added.
Immediately after the incident, Lindsay posted a Johnny Depp quote on her Instagram which read: “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”
Miguel And Girlfriend Nazanin Mandi Are Engaged
Miguel and his longtime girlfriend, Nazanin Mandi, are engaged – a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Nazanin gave a glimpse of her engagement ring in an Instagram pic that she shared of herself, captioned: “When you get all dolled up but decide to stay in …. Eat …. And watch A Haunting Thank you for the Trim.”
The R&B crooner talked marriage, during an interview with Hot 97 last May. “I think it’s more about working. The thing is, you got to know who you are as a person, first of all,” he explained. “I think I’ve come so far as a man and I’m just starting to feel solid where I can be like, ‘You know what? I think I can hold this down legitimately,’ I think now people throw things around like marriage. I just wasn’t raised like that.”
He continues: “I just follow my instincts. I think she’s learned that and she’s had to adjust and had to learn and also embrace. And I love her more for that.”
Miguel and Nazanin have been together for more than 10 years….Congrats to the couple!
New Couple Alert? Kelly Price & Ex NFL’er Bryant McKinnie? She’s says NO!
Kelly Price claims she is not dating Bryant McKinnie. Recently, a photo of the seven-time Grammy-nominated singer and the former NFL’er surfaced, causing folk to speculate on their status.
Over the weekend, Price hopped on social media denying that the pair are dating. See her message below.
Last summer, Price announced that she and her husband, Jeffrey Rolle, Sr., had called it quits after 23 years of marriage.
Time will tell!
LaLa Anthony Poses In Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M12
LaLa Anthony slipped into her Calvins to model her hubby, Carmelo Anthony‘s, new shoe – the Jordan Melo M12.
Rockin’ a Calvin Klein sports bra and underwear, the actress, fashion designer and author sat in the window of a high-rise; posing in the black/multicolor shoe.
“Lights.. Camera.. Action,” she captioned the below of her prepping for the shoot. Jordan Melo M12s are available in stores now.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
We thought we would start your day off the best way we know how…with a big ol’ dose of everyone’s favorite pimp Willy!
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!