The Bronner Brothers International Hair Show 2009 was held at the Georgia World Congress Center over the weekend. Nu Expressions presents an array of products and hair styles along with Devyne Stephens and his group Krave, Hip Hop West coast Icon Yo-Yo, reality TV personalities Lisa and Sheree Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, R&B songstress Tweet, Dru Hill and more brought to you by STEPS EVENTS.
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West coast icon rapper Yo Yo, left, and R&B singer Tweet
Dru Hill was in the house
DeVyne Stephens (Upfront Ent.) and Lisa Wu Hartwell (ATL Housewives)
Sheree Whitfield (ATL Housweives) with fans
Jay Z and Beyonce?
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Photo spread and outtakes from this month's King magazine.
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Our favorite Metrosexual couple, Kanye West and Amber Rose were out & about in London last night. They attended the Giles LFW fashion show, which is part of London's Fashion Week.
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Ludacris was spotted carrying his own bags through L.A.'s LAX airport yesterday. How humble of him.
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Prince performed during his "Purple Party" following the Oscars on Sunday night in Hollywood. His hand picked guests cooled their heels for hours waiting on him to arrive. Prince finally hit the stage around 4:45 a.m. eastern time.
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So yesterday I wrote a post in which I copied & pasted a conversation between one of Kanye West's bodyguards (allegedly) and another blogger. Not that I measure my reader's interest based on comments, but that particular post generated a grand total of one comment.
So what's the big deal, right?
Within hours, a Cease & Desist letter landed in my email inbox with a thud! It caught me by surprise. Out of all the Kanye posts I've written in the past, why would I get a C&D for that post?
Anyway, after receiving the C&D, I hustled back to the Fashionista.com to see if the text was still there. Of course the entire post was completely removed from the server. The Fashionista must have been shook when they emailed her.
But thank God for Google's cache pages, otherwise I might be left holding the bag like I made the whole thing up myself.
Do I believe The Fashionista manufactured the conversation like certain other blogs sometimes do? No I don't. That conversation was too intricately woven together to be fake.
Besides that, why would she make it up?
But a better question is, why would the legal goons pick that particular subject to get excited about?
Is it that our combined posts woke up the sleeping Louis Vuitton Gods, who weren't aware that their shoes were walking out the back door before they had the chance to hit retail stores?
I don't know that for a fact. I'm just guessing.
Actress Taraji P. Henson showed some love to singer Esperenza Spaulding at Prince's "The Purple Party" For LotusFlow3r.com in Hollywood last night following the Oscars. LotusFlow3r.com is a new website named for one of the three albums Prince will supposedly release this year.
At Prince's party, Taraji was joined on the sofa by playwright/director Tyler Perry, singer Alicia Keys and her mother. If Tyler was a nice guy (he's only nice if you're "somebody") -- I would mention the fact that his movie "Madea Goes to Jail" topped the box office this weekend with an impressive $41 million, making this the biggest opening weekend for the "Madea" series and for the film's distributor. But since Tyler is not a nice guy -- I won't bother to mention any of that.
Actress Meagan Goode was on the guest list at Prince's party, but she showed up fashionably late as she always does. Still, Meagan wasn't as bad as Prince, who finally arrived around 4:45 a.m. eastern time. At least he performed, which must have been some treat for his hand-picked guests.
Kanye West was spotted at the Luella fashion show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2009 at Covent Garden in London, England today. Photo: Getty Images
Rapper Bow Wow takes a page from mentor Jermaine Dupri's book of shameless publicity grabbing.
Shad recently sat down with OK! magazine to discuss his reaction to the "shocking" photo of his friend Rihanna, who was "dealt with" by his other friend Chris Brown:
"Just shocking," he tells OK!. "I mean we heard what happened but we really didn't get a visual for it. But I mean hey, man. The picture speaks for itself."
"I mean, being in the business, the first thing is 'ah, it's false, another rumor, bloggers just wanting to have traffic to their site,'" Bow Wow tells OK!. "But when the story was unfolding, it was kind of shocking to all. Chris is a good friend of mine. We've had the opportunity to tour together. And then Rihanna, she's just a beautiful person. Period. Never done no wrong to nobody."
Bow Wow really took it there when he compared Chrianna's situation to his relationship with Ciara, lol
"I've been in a high profile relationship before and I know how it feels when everybody's in your business. It just puts more pressure. And the only way they're going to get over the situation is just to let them deal with it. And that's what I really want to do. I'm praying for them both." [LINK]
Once again, I feel it's worth mentioning that the photo looked worse than Rihanna's actual injuries.
The photo was of bad quality. It was overexposed. The color was not correct, and the camera was too close to her face, which caused distortions in her appearance. Her nose and lips looked bigger the same way your nose would if you looked into a car's side view mirror.
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Jamaica has taken a step in the right direction toward reclaiming our youth from the destructive influence of Hip Hop and dancehall music.
The Jamaican Broadcasting Commission has banned all sexually explicit music, and music that depicts violence, from the country's airwaves.
That just about covers 95% of the Hip Hop tracks currently being played on the radio here in the U.S.
Gee, you think such a ban will force record labels, producers and rap artists to be more creative?
We hope that American radio programmers also grow some balls and decide to stop playing this garbage on the air.
The ban went into effect on Feb. 6. It covers all songs meant to promote the act of "daggering," a dance move that simulates sexual intercourse.
The ban includes music played on both radio and television. DJs have no leeway in the ban because the songs can't be played even if the lewd lyrics are bleeped. [LINK]
Another publicity stunt. I'm sure Bravo's cameras were rolling as Lisa Wu went to the courthouse to file her paperwork.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell last Thursday filed for primary custody of her two sons with ex-husband and R&B singer Keith Sweat.
“The best interest of the minor children will be served by modifying the current custody and visitation provisions to make Mother the primary physical condition of the minor children,” according to the court papers filed with the Superior Court of Fulton County. “Since the time of the Divorce Decree, Mother has remarried, owns a successful business and will provide a stable, loving, and nurturing environment in which she can raise the minor children.”
She is seeking “primary physical custody and joint legal custody with final decision-making on all issues regarding the minor children.” She will “reasonably engage Father in good faith discussions before any final decisions are made concerning the children’s welfare.” The two children are Jordan Sweat, age 14 and Justin Sweat, age 11.
If she does get custody, she requests child support as well.
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Just two weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone close to T.I. who confided in me that T.I. reached out to both Rihanna and Chris Brown in the aftermath of their very public fisticuffs.
I was told that T.I. was concerned for both stars, but he had grown close to CB who played his little brother in the upcoming thriller "Bone Deep" -- a film produced by T.I.'s Grand Hustle films and slated for release in 2010.
But according to Woooha.com, Chris Brown is about to be scrapped from the film's marketing when the studio ramps up the pre-release hype next year.
Additionally, word is that CB's scenes may end up on the cutting room floor -- especially if Jay Z has any say so in the matter.
This weekend I heard from a source who said the two Secret Service looking bodyguards seen driving Rihanna around are actually on Jay Z's payroll.
Rumor has it that Sony Screen Gems, the studio that is releasing Chris’ next movie Bone Deep, is going to basically “erase” Chris from their marketing campaign.
The crime/action thriller which comes out Jan 8, 2010 was originally going to heavily market stars T.I. and Chris Brown to the urban demo but now T.I. will ironically be the main attraction (even though he’s going to jail) along with broader reaching actors Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen. Unofficial word has it that Chris will be “erased” from marketing material such as the movie poster, trailer and TV ads to avoid any controversy. The movie has already finished filming in Los Angeles so Chris will still be in the movie but just don’t expect to see much of him in the advertising. [LINK]
PLEASE Be sure to tune in to PeachtreeTV on TONIGHT, February 23 at 10 PM for KEITH SWEAT'S PLATINUM HOUSE, FEATURING DRU HILL. The show features the R&B legend and the platinum selling group, Dru Hill. Dru Hill has sold millions of records world wide.
Can they come together and successfully put out another album? Will they even make it to the point of promotion?
Tune in to find out.
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Rapper Ludacris was spotted digging for gold way up in his nostrils outside the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC today. By the way, Luda's celebrity status has been elevated back up to Superstar A-list status as far as the mainstream media is concerned. All he had to do to regain his A-list status was apologize to Sen. John McCain for all those nasty things he said about him during the hotly contested presidential campaign last year. Sometimes that's all it takes folks.
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I realize blogger Angel Laws of Concrete Loop isn't considered a celebrity, but she is a well known blogger. Angel was spotted in NYC eating out with Ray J, whose reality show (I forget the name of it) is the highest ratings gainer for VH1 this year. Now before you start bashing Angel, let me say that I actually like her style. I think she's stepped her style game up tremendously and her confidence really shows. I may not like Angel personally, but I respect her confidence. In my opinion, it takes a woman with a lack of confidence and low self esteem to tear another woman's looks down. So remember that as you start typing.
I was going to do a GUESS WHO segment with this picture, but why bother? Anybody can see this is Kim Kardashian's fake ass. A woman's butt is supposed to be soft, supple and pliant. The material should hang freely and accentuate the cheeks -- not get stuck between them. The only way that happens is if she has buns of steel -- or in Kim's case, silicone.