With age comes wisdom and a woman's unique ability to recognize her habit of making poor choices in men. At the tender age of 29, singer/actress Christina Milian has fully come of age.
The 29-year-old former dancer and model has a history of failed relationships with industry men, such as Andre Lyon (Cool & Dre), Nick Cannon and ex-husband, The Dream with, whom she has a daughter, Violet.
Milian sounded "happy and strong" when she recently spoke with Popeater blog about her new album, titled 'Elope'.
"It was called 'Elope,' but I'm going to have to change it. That was my life in 2009. I have a new attitude now. I'm a whole new girl -- a new woman," she tells PopEater. "I'll probably use a little bit of my material from before, because I still do love some of the songs. Some got leaked onto the Internet. But a good majority will be different."
Milian also spoke about her upcoming ABC Family movie 'Christmas Cupid,' which is set to air on Dec. 12. In a role that closely mirrors her real life, Christina plays a selfish, success-obsessed celebrity publicist named Sloane who has a history of broken relationships.
"So many guys she's with. Oh my gosh, all these guys," Milian laughs. "I didn't think about it 'til it hit me when I was about to start shooting. She kind of has a lot of boyfriends in this movie."
But Milian, who was reportedly dating industry exec Shawn "Pecas" Costner, says the days of living fast and loose with her heart are over and she is currently single.
"I'm not interested. It's understandable. I want to protect my daughter; everything in my daughter's interests now. I need a break from dating. I need a really big break. When I got into a relationship, I always think long term. I always think forever. And I'm not really ready for that," she admits. "I'm enjoying her so much that I don't have time for anything else when I'm not working."
Do you think you have the greatest husband, boyfriend, fiance in the world? Are you having a little trouble deciding on that perfect gift to surprise him with this Christmas? Well, worry no more, sista. Your auntie has scoured the Internets for the perfect gifts for him to find under the Christmas tree!
First up are these British mini replicas of the classic Jaguar E-Type and a Porsche Speedster. At $15,000 a piece, these cars are nothing to play with. The cars are equipped with a gas engine or an electric motor that averages top speeds of 46 miles per hour. The tiny cars, which are half the size of the originals, take over 450 hours to make. So if you hurry and order by the end of the business day today, he will receive his special one-of-a kind gift just in time for Christmas! Your man will be the envy of all the other husbands in the neighborhood.
If money is tight, and your man wakes up hungry as a bear every morning, surprise him with this Wake And Bake Dream Griddle Alarm clock – $7.95. Okay, I'm kidding. It's actually a Prank Pack fake gift box, which appears to contain ridiculous products from clueless companies. This particular item is out of stock, but they have other unique prank gifts for sale.
These eyelid stickers are a great gift idea if your man is always caught sleeping on the job by his nosy boss. Save his job and your marriage with these realistic looking eyelid stickers! All he has to do is apply these stickers to his eyelids when he feels a snooze coming on. Anyone passing by his cubicle will assume he's wide awake! Prices start at .67 cents if you buy in bulk. Purchase them here.
Rev. Run's daughter, Angela Simmons (above), and British superstar singer Leona Lewis (below left), were spotted out shopping together at the Grove in Hollywood, CA yesterday. Leona Lewis is a bright shining example of what every woman should be. She's respectful, always appropriate in her manner and style of dress, and she never puts her business in the streets.
Angela, on the other hand, always looks a mess (when she has clothes on). The young entrepreneur is seen wearing a Yankee skull cap with an oversized grey furry vest, grey jogging pants, UGG boots and an expensive Louis Vuitton bag. When she isn't showing off her nubile curves in a skimpy bikini, she's usually taking unnecessary fashion risks that would make Anna Wintour cringe. I sure hope Leona doesn't think all Americans dress like Angela.
Rapper Nicki Minaj was spotted signing autographs after laving a taping of the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' show in Hollywood, CA yesterday. Is it just me or is the pancake batter packed a little thicker on her face than usual? I want to like this chick because her album is actually aiight, but mentally deranged women tend to make me nervous.
Last night, a follower on Twitter.com kept on spamming my timeline with the link to this video.
Normally I would block such an annoying pest and keep it moving. But then she tweeted the key words that caught my attention: "MATT KEMP STEPS OUT ON RIH...POST THAT."
Curiosity getting the best of me, I quickly clicked the link to watch the video.
At first, it appears to be a routine night out on the town for Matt and his boys, captured on video by Hollywood TV as they leave a club in West Hollywood.
At the 12 sec. mark, an attractive LSLH female steps off the curb, pushes up against RiRi's man affectionately and says, "Matt" -- before she spots the paparazzi and blanks out.
It's the familiarity in their body language that gives it all away. They both acted like they were caught doing something they shouldn't be doing.
Instead of acknowledging the cutie -- because obviously they know each other -- Matt walks away like he doesn't have a clue who she is!
That's a sure cheat of cheating! If you don't recognize that sign then you will repeatedly fall for cheating dogs like him! Any woman (gay or straight) who has been cheated on knows the signs. A man who has nothing to hide would have simply acknowledged the chick and played it off like it was nothing. After all, she could have been a fan. Would he ignore a fan?
My favorite part is the cameraman asking Matt random questions and playing it off like he didn't just see what happened!
We all know Rihanna bats zero when it comes to choosing men. She's young and immature and she thinks every cute man is a keeper because he's hot. Ladies, please remember that a hot man always has a backup plan, lol!
I hope Rihanna thinks differently after watching this video. But something tells me she will still be in denial, just as she was until chris brown slapped some sense into her last year.
Troubled R&B singer chris brown hosted the Sunday night party last night at the infamous Velvet Room in Decatur, Georgia, a suburb just north of Atlanta. brown, 21, was seen hugged up all night in the club's VIP area with an attractive LSLH chick with interesting tongue jewelry.
Both Rihanna and brown have shown a strong desire to move past the drama surrounding their violent pre-Grammy Awards incident in 2009. Over the weekend, both stars appealed to their fanatical Twitter fan bases to let bygones be bygones.
After a chris brown Stan begged RiRi to stop talking about the incident in magazine interviews, Rihanna responded by tweeting: "AGREED! People won't stop asking about it! It's f---in' annoying! Nobody wants to relive that, but some ppl can't respect that!"
When the RiRi and breezy Stans continued bickering on Twitter, brown interceded with this tweet: "Y'all starting to sound extremely childish! #teambreezy and #rihannanavy It's pointless. Love team breezy & thank you rihannanavy for supporting ya girl."
Rihanna could benefit from the ceasefire. She has a new album to promote, LOUD, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard pop chart. And brown's predicted miracle comeback never quite materialized after his Visine-assisted emotional breakdown onstage at the 2010 BET Awards in June.
brown left, partied with club owner Alex Gidewon (AG Entertainment Group), center, and Hot 107.9's DJ Bestroh
Rapper Nelly came for me on Twitter today in response to my post titled "Nelly Lashes Out at Nicki Minaj and Universal Records". He tweeted: "Wtf is @sandrarose talking about? I did not lash out @nickiminaj! I am a fan and have nothing but respect and luv for nikki!"
I respectfully retract my earlier statement as it appears that I was given the wrong information. Nelly would never disrespect a female artist. He was in fact lashing out at Universal Records out of frustration due to his record sales, and rightfully so if you under ship and under promote your artists.
"No artist has control over another artist's budget. Nor are they responsible for how a label markets their artist!!," he tweeted.
It looks like the over-hyped, over-the-top sales marketing plan worked for rapper Jay Z and former VIBE editor Dream Hampton, who goes uncredited as the actual author of Decoded.
Decoded, Jay Z's autobiography slash memoir of his days hustling drugs in the Marcy Projects to his current gig hustling for cred in corporate boardrooms, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover non-fiction books.
This is not a big deal when you consider that the aging rapper is trailing behind 2 books that have been on the bestseller list for weeks: Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken (#2) and George Bush’s memoirs Decision Points (#1).
Jay Z's rhyme tome didn't even crack the Top 10 on USA Today's bestseller list, which is actually based on overall sales and not who you know at the NY Times. Decoded landed at #18.
Last night, BET and Centric TV (formerly BET Jazz) aired the Soul Train Awards featuring moving tributes to R&B legends Anita Baker and Ron Isley. The most moving performance (in my opinion) was by the very talented singer Tamia.
After watching Tamia's stirring performance of Baker's "Giving You The Best That I've Got," many wondered why she hasn't put out a new album.
It turns out the 35-year-old Grammy winner's promising career was cut short when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Tamia, who is best known for her hits "You Put a Move On My Heart" and "Stranger in My House", is one of the truly great singers of our time.
Tamia's debut album, More, is considered a classic among her devoted fans. The CD received favorable reviews when it dropped in 1998, but it was largely slept on by the black community.
One of the singles, "So Into You," was sampled by rapper Fabolous for his single "Into You". The single peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2003.
This video also includes Faith Evans' cracked out rendition of Baker's classic hit "No One In The World". It was a horrible performance by today's standards -- and that's putting it mildly.
Kim Kardashian will go off Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday to support World AIDS Day and won't sign back on until $1 million is raised for Keep a Child Alive, Alicia Keys' charity. Alicia, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher have also made the pledge.
Here is Kim's ad, which reads: "Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Visit BuyLife.org or text 'KIM' to '90999' to buy her life now."
So, donate to a good cause if you want Kim back on Twitter.