It’s March so that means it’s time to plan your Fall/Winter wardrobe for the cooler weather in 2011. To help you select your Winter garments, here are a few Ready To Wear pieces from Chanel’s PFW Fall/Winter 2011 show for Fashion Week in Paris today.
Yes, this is a faux rabbit fur hat. Remember how we laughed and scoffed at Rihanna’s rabbit fur hat because we thought it couldn’t get more ridiculous than that?
Mo’Nique made history on Sunday night when she became the first African American female stand up comic to win a best supporting actress Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards.
But not everyone was thrilled for her.
The well-heeled audience, including actor George Clooney, stood and applauded enthusiastically when actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her heartwarming portrayal of a white woman who took in a homeless black teenager in the movie “The Blind Side.”
But when it was Mo’Nique’s time to accept her Oscar for her gritty role as the abusive mother in the movie “Precious,” Clooney and several others in the audience couldn’t be bothered to stand. The rude actor remained seated while most of the audience stood and cheered for Mo’Nique.
Yes, this is the same George Clooney who organized the Haiti Relief telethon while the eyes of millions were on him (typical of narcissists). But his refusal to stand in honor and support of a black woman when he thought no one was watching, shows his true colors.
It’s called manners and maybe Clooney should use some of his millions to buy himself some.
A loyal reader emailed this Twitter outburst to me just a few minutes ago. I’m sorry to say that this one of our favorite singers, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, formerly of Xscape, going off on an internet bully in a series of private messages that she wrongly assumed only he would see.
As I’ve said before, Twitter is not for people with poor impulse control. Celebrities should just stay off of these networks altogether and confine themselves to their own trusted, closed network of fans such as with the old fan clubs where fans paid a set rate to gain access to exclusive news about their celebs.
Right now, Twitter.com is a free-for-all where celebrities and their fans are basically on the same level. Stars routinely curse their fans out in a public forum while watching sales of their albums plummet.
By opening up every aspect of their lives online, celebrities have removed the mystique and wonderment that once surrounded them. Now all a fan has to do is hop online and there is her favorite celebrity sharing her day to day activities and exposing every flaw for the world to see.
Twitter accounts can be productive tools when used appropriately. For example, Atlantic Records created the @Tip Twitter account to promote T.I.’s new single that dropped yesterday. The label will be updating the account for T.I. who understands the importance of maintaining a barrier between himself and his fans.
Convicted rapper Lil Wayne began serving his one year prison sentence on a firearms charge yesterday at Riker’s Island. Contrary to popular belief, he will not be in protective custody where he would have been safe from roving bands of gangs that the NY prison system is famous for.
Instead, the rapper insisted that he do his time (like a man) in the general population with the thugs, murderers, pedophiles, rapists and others who probably committed some of their crimes while humming his rap tunes.
Even though defense lawyer Stacey Richman initially claimed that city officials were forcing the rapper into protective custody, it turns out he’s going into a regular cellblock. Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said the “Lollipop” singer will have “general population escort” status.
That means he’ll be escorted by a correction captain when outside of his housing unit – just like gang members. Inside, he’s free to socialize under the watchful eye of guards with the 17 men on his cellblock – or stay locked in his cell.
“It’s his choice,” Morello said.
He said the agency never got a request from Lil Wayne to be treated like any other inmate – and Richman conceded she never made one because she assumed it would be shot down. Source: NYDN
Can you tell she’s a Lil Wayne fan? This is the influence that rappers such as Lil Wayne have on your children. In my opinion, she went too far with the first tattoo — much less the 50th.
Oscar winner Mo’Nique doesn’t look too thrilled after winning the best supporting actress trophy on Sunday night. The next day she was seen leaving the Oprah Winfrey Show which is taping in Los Angeles. Her husband Sidney Hicks seemed happy to hold onto her Oscar as they headed to their waiting limo. Hopefully, Oprah asked Mo if her husband was bisexual and if that’s the reason their marriage is so wide open. And why is it we never see any pics of their twins?
Former network news anchor man Dan Rather was a guest on the Chris Matthews Show yesterday. The MSNBC anchor cut Rather off when he used a very bad analogy to get his point across about U.S. President Barack Obama failing to get his health care bill passed.
Rather said, “But he couldn’t sell watermelons if uh, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” Links to this video have already been taken down on YouTube as quickly as they go up.
Is Dan Rather racist or simply used bad judgment (and poor choice of words) because he’s fed up with Obama’s leadership?
Earlier today, Atlantic Records set up a conference call for the nation’s top DJs to listen to T.I.’s comeback track, aptly titled “I’m Back.” Reviews are mixed, but I love it! What do you think?
By the way, T.I.’s official welcome home party is set for the end of this month. He’s on home confinement and then he will officially be released from government custody on March 26. Keep it here for more details on T.I.’s big weekend here in the ATL.
Rapper Lil Wayne was finally sentenced in a Manhattan courtroom after his sentencing hearing was postponed twice. Weezy will spend a year in the City jail, rather than Riker’s Island. According to online reports, Lil Wayne is serving his time at Riker’s Island. As you know, Wayne gathered his brood and his harem in NYC last week for one last going away party. But according to a source, Sarah B wasn’t among them.
“[Lil Wayne] doesn’t really f*ck with her like that,” said the source, indicating that Sarah might be his only baby mama who isn’t excited to be part of the harem though she gets along with the other baby mamas. The insider added that Sarah is “really trying hard to be a celebrity stylist.” Maybe Sarah will eventually put out her own clothing line? Who knows. Crazier things have happened.
Rapper Lil Wayne has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case.
The Grammy Award-winner was taken away in handcuffs to start serving his term immediately after his sentencing.
He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and admitted having a loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.
He will serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison, and could be released in about eight months with good behavior.
Wayne’s attorney will ask the courts to place her client in protective custody due to threats from NY Crips and for health reasons following expensive dental surgery.
Just 16 months ago, millions of Americans cheered and cried tears of joy when Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States. Today, there isn’t much to cheer about as 15 million Americans are out of work, and the unemployment rate continues to climb.
According to Breitbart.com, the White House on Friday announced a “summit on entrepreneurship” to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama’s outreach to Muslims.
The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries to the conference that is set for April 26-27.
“The summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
Predictably Americans, some who lost their businesses in an unrelenting recession, exploded with rage in the comments section. rangerrebew writes:
It kind of makes me wonder why he’s so hard on American business?! He wants to help [muslims] but wants to tax American business into bankruptcy?! What am I missing?
Most readers questioned how much the conference would cost taxpayers (millions), and almost all wondered about the point of the conference when so many Americans are out of work.
Can you blame them? Here is a man with absolutely no business experience holding a conference on entrepreneurship to teach muslims how to run their own businesses in another country. Does anyone see the irony in that? What about the American entrepreneurs who helped vote obama into office because they believed that he wouldn’t tax them into oblivion?
At 9.7%, the unemployment rate is still at an all-time high, but Obama wants to teach muslims to earn more money even though they make up less than 1% of the total population of the United States.
Good friends are hard to come by. And they don’t come any better than Keisha, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s best friend. In fact, the two women once formed a singing group that is now defunct. Tiny made sure Keisha had a part in her reality series Tiny and Toya, and The OMG Girls are Tiny and Keisha’s group. The two women are so close that Tiny trusts Keisha with her children (Keisha often baby sits King and Major), the keys to her mansion and the keys to her cars.
Between them, Tiny and T.I. own or lease at least 6 luxury vehicles (maybe more). And while some car owners might balk at letting just anyone drive their high priced vehicles, Tiny doesn’t think twice about tossing Keisha the keys to her new Porsche, Range Rover, Bentley or Mercedes Benz.
But that doesn’t sit well with a family member who recently groused to friends that there were “no cars left at the house” for her to drive because Keisha took off in the last whip, so the family member was basically stranded at the mansion without a ride. Even if there was a car in one of the six garages, this particular family member is not allowed to drive any of them even though she’s over 18. We’re not sure why.
Wireimage referred to professional beard, Amber Rose, as an ‘actress’ in the caption beneath this photo. She’s an actress alright. As far as I can tell Amber wasn’t up for any awards. Anyway, she attended the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Hollywood last night when she was financially obligated to be somewhere else. I hope she got paid to be at the Oscar party? She finally got into Atlanta at 6 a.m. this morning. I hope she gets her rest for tonight’s Key Club party at the Gold Room? If you’re wondering why I’m rambling, I’m dedicating a post to Amber tomorrow that will explain everything. She goes on full blast so you’ll want to check back then.
Bow Wow and Cash Money’s basketball team beat trash talking Nelly and his Derrty Entertainment by 5 points to win the Cash Money vs. Derrty Money Basketball tour in Jackson, Mississippi at Jackson State University over the weekend. As you know, Bow Wow is signed to Cash Money Records.
Slim (no, not Vivica’s Slimm) and Loose Cannon Entertainment presented the basketball Classic in Jackson, MS. The lovely Tambra Cherie (pictured above with Nelly) of CW’s Admission Granted, and ExclusiveAccess.net were able to get in and get a few pics of the night.
In case you’re wondering, yes, Bow Wow flew his ex-girlfriend Angela Simmons in to attend the game and spend some time with him. I checked with Bow Wow’s camp, and, yes they are back together. So ignore any denials that you might see on his or Angela’s Twitter pages.
Spies say Angela clapped and cheered as Bow made lay up after lay up (his jump shots banged off the rim and his three point game needs work). After the game, Bow Wow and Angela were surrounded by hulking bodyguards who barked at photographers trying to get shots of the happy couple. Angela and Bow Wow chilled at Dreamz in Jackson to finish off the night.
I like them together. Apparently, so did Bow Wow who took to his Twitter page recently to profess his love for Angela. She must have had a change of heart — and dumped her boyfriend — to take Bow Weezy back. Black Love is a beautiful thing! Bow Wow is learning and growing and he’s maturing at an alarming rate. Maybe because his mom, Teresa Caldwell, is on Twitter now. Knowing your mom reads your tweets makes all the difference in a young thug’s behavior.
I’m reaching out to Angela today to get her side of this heartwarming love story.
Comedian turned TV talk show host Mo’Nique became only the fourth black woman in history to win a coveted Oscar award last night during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood. The other 3 actresses to win Academy awards are Hattie McDaniel (the first black male or female to win an Oscar), Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson.
Mo’Nique, who won for her searing dramatic portrayal of an abusive welfare mother in ‘Precious’, also became the first stand up comedienne to win an Oscar. After a rumored falling out with down low director Lee Daniels, Mo’Nique, 42, refused to help promote the film last year leading to speculation that she wanted to be paid to promote the film along with co-stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mariah Carey.
Some say it may have been Daniels diva attitude and egomania that cost him the Oscar. Backstage at the Indie Awards on Friday, Daniels said, “We’ve won already,” when asked about his Oscar chances.
Mo’Nique’s deliberate omission of Daniels’ name in her acceptance speech drew this side eye glance from veteran actor Samuel Jackson which lit up Twitter.com last night and became a trending topic.
Sadly, Sidibe, 26, failed in her bid to become the youngest Oscar winner in the Best Actress category for her leading role in ‘Precious’. It just wasn’t her time as she lost to Sandra Bullock who took home the trophy for her heartfelt performance in the tearjerker ‘The Blind Side.’
Bullock also won a Razzie for the same performance, and made history by becoming the first actress to win both the Razzie and an Oscar on the same weekend.
Surprisingly, a movie that nobody saw, ‘The Hurt Locker’ upset ‘Avatar’ for the Best Picture Oscar. In what will certainly be viewed as a snub to the legendary director, James cameron — his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, won the Oscar for best director. Cameron, who sat behind Bigelow, said, “Yes, yes” and gave her a standing ovation as she accepted her first ever Oscar.