Posts Tagged ‘2012’

 

It just keeps getting better at the Essence Music Festival. Last night was dare we say, and fun combination of “the club,” and church. Host, Nephew Tommy hit all the right notes with the audience as he engaged them with comedy, dance contests, and some of the best improv we’ve seen in a while.

Tank, Mary Mary, Ledisi, comedian Kevin Hart, and Mary J. Blige took the mainstage while Teedra Moses, Dru Hill, the all female Original Pinettes Brass Band, the Robert Glasper Experiment, and others performed in the sponsored superlounges.

It was quite the night for media as many stars trickled into the press room to pose, and chat. Nephew Tommy and Kevin Hart weren’t the only funny men in the building; Robert Glasper, Marvin Sapp, and Raheem DeVaughn provided comedy relief in the press room.

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Disney’s latest sci-fi film, “John Carter” is going to be epic. The studio released a 10-minute long scene that culminates with a telling, and ominous ending. (more…)

 

If there’s one thing we love it’s a video with high production value. The dark, Hype Williams directed “Why Stop Now” takes its inspiration from graphic novels including “Hellboy”.

 

Who knew Busta was such a fanboy?

 

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Recently, rapper and designer Kanye West took in the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012 show in Paris.

 

Are you feeling ‘Ye’s hoodie, sweat shirt, long t-shirt and leather pants swag?

 

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Photo via Highsnobiety

 

Celebrities turned models is the new black. Last week Next Model Management’s newest model Solange walked the runway for designer Alberta Ferretti in Milan.

 

Video – Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall/Couture 2012 Full Fashion Show

 

Catch Solange at 12:59.

 

Do you think Bey’s kid sister has what it takes to rip the runway?

 

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Photo via The Huffington Post

 

A man once said “we’re never going to survive unless we get a little crazy.” Apparently Seal and Heidi Klum weren’t crazy enough for their marriage to last. After renewing their vows every year and donning some of the wildest costumes the world has ever seen, the handsome twosome are heading to splitsville.

 

According to TMZ, Heidi Hlum will cite irreconcilable differences when she files for divorce in Los Angeles sometime next week. We don’t know if the couple has a prenuptial agreement but Heidi did rake in upwards of $20 million in the past year.

 

We can honestly say we didn’t see this coming and are kind of sad.

 

We wonder if Seal tried to sing this song to Heidi at any point …  (more…)

 

Just when New York City denizens and visiting tourists thought they were going to kick it like ballers The 40/40 Club is shuttered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Insert record scratch here.

 

Based on Wednesday night’s lavish opening with an open bar featuring Ace of Spades Champagne and mountains of food from the new menu, it seemed as if The 40/40 Club was destined for nightlife greatness. Sadly, the club received a whopping 69 violation points for infractions including insufficient refrigeration (cold food heated above 41 degrees), inadequate personal cleanliness of food preparers and inappropriate contact with food that will not be further heated – a worker [sic] seen mixing salsa with his bare hands.

 

Have you ever watched a video of E.coli and other bacteria grow? We have. No nom nom.

 

We know Jay-Z is a business, man so this situation had to be cleared up quickly.

Ron Berkowitz, a rep for the club, tells TMZ the motor in one of the refrigerators blew just moments before the health inspector arrived … causing the temperature in the fridge to rise. Berkowtiz says the staff identified the problem immediately and had no intention of serving the food from that fridge. Berkowitz says the fridge was fixed by noon the next day and the club was permitted to re-open. He adds … the club lost no business as a result of the issue and their health code grade is currently pending review.

 

Case closed?

 

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