Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Video Fresh: David Guetta "Turn Me On" ft. Nicki Minaj

David Guetta has just released the video for his single Turn Me On featuring Nicki.

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Queen B's "End Of Time" Fan-Made Videos; Dancers Love This Track!!

Fans and dancers worldwide have been paying tribute to Beyoncé's End Of Time of her critically acclaimed album 4, by creating their own dance videos for the addictive dance track.

End Of Time is a dance track that makes you want to get up and dance.  It's seductive and melodic.  With it's drums, horns and Queen B's vocals the track is a dancer's addiction.

Check out some of the dance tributes made by B's fans, below.

Love & Life: Alicia, Swizz & Egypt Enjoy Hawaii

LIFE IS A BEACH   photo | Alicia Keys

The Deans, Swizz, Alicia and Egypt have been enjoying a family vacay in the President's birth state.  The family has been snapped enjoying Hawaii's beautiful beaches and sights.  Good to see them so happy and in love.  Parenthood is such a beautiful thing, especially when there is a lot of love and support.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Take a Look at the Game Of Thrones Season 2: "Shadow" Tease; Premieres Sunday, April 1

Don't miss the new season of "Game Of Thrones," premiering on April 1st, 2012. For more on Game of Thrones, go to http://itsh.bo/gHfJPE.

--Princess Carter

Credit: HBO & YouTube

Take a Look at the 'True Blood' Season Five Trailer; 'Buried Tease'

The return of summer means the return of one of my favorite shows:  True Blood.  It's action packed adventure that takes you into love triangles, friendships & family circles, hardships and life in the world of Bon Temps which is a magnet for the supernatural. 

Take a look at the trailer below.  Hmm... wonder if the trailer means a return of Russell Edgington, former Vampire King of Mississippi. Could get very interesting for Bill, Eric and Sookie.

Video Peek: Madonna, "Give Me All Your Luvin" Music Video (Teaser)

--Princess Carter

In The Mix: M.I.A & Cassie Drop New Music; "Bad Girls" & "King of Hearts"

M.I.A, who will perform during the Superbowl Halftime Show this Sunday with Madonna and Nicki Minaj, has just released a new track called Bad Girls.

The track showcases M.I.A's trademark bad girl attitude and in your face lyrics over a wicked dance beat.  Bad Girls hits iTunes on Tuesday.  The Superbowl is this Sunday!! #NYGIANTS #BIGBLUE

Cassie has just released a dance remix of her single King of Hearts. The official version of the song and video will hit the net on Valentine's Day

Take a listen to both songs below.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gleek Fevah: The Women of Glee Dazzle on SAG Red Carpet

Naya Rivera

The ladies of Glee were out in all their red carpet glory at tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards.  

Naya Rivera and Lea Michel looked simply gorgeous on the red carpet, both roc'd one of the colors of the night: shades of gray. Naya's gown had hints of purple.  While, Lea's sexy Versace hue was, a more platinum gray. 

Dianna Agron, also stunned in a fuchsia Carolina Herrera gown. Fuchsia was also another big color for the night.

Amber Riley wore black lace Badgley Mischka. Heather also chose to black, although their looks were not as successful, as I'm sure they'd hoped for.   Check out the ladies out below.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Octavia Spencer Stuns on SAG Red Carpet

Golden Globe winner Octavia Spencer arrives for tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards.  The SAGs are tonight on TNT at 8:00 PM.

--Princess Carter

The Royals: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Make Billboards Power 100 List + B Gets Her Own College Course

The Carters are making headlines again.  This time Blue Ivy's parents are making a big splash on Billboards Power 100 list, ranking in at lucky number 13.  

B joins her hubby in the college ranks as she now, too has a college course named after her.  The course is called“Politicizing Beyoncé.”  Read about both below.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Video Fresh: First Lady's Box at the 2012 State Of The Union 2012

Credit: Whitehouse.gov

Video Fresh: That's Rocawear: Demont "Peekaso"

Another Roc4Life, That's Rocawear video feature.  This time it's about artist Demont "Peekaso".  The Roc's always High Class. Enjoy.

--Princess Carter

Credit: Roc4Life

In Track: Chris Brown Turns It Up; Releases New Track, "Turn Up The Music"

Breezy has just released a new single called, Turn Up The Music.  It's the second single of his upcoming album, Fortune.  And it's sure to set the dance floors on fire.  

The track has a summertime feel. It's bouncy, it feels good.  Can't wait to she Chris dancing to this one.

Take a listen to it below. It is hawtt!!! Fortune,is due in the Spring.

Video Fresh: Prince, Paris & Blanket Help Honor Their Dad; Micheal Jackson's Hand and Shoe Prints Become A Part of Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Access Hollywood caught up with Prince, Paris and Blanket, today, as they helped honor their dad Michael Jackson, whose hand and shoe prints were put into the courtyard outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, an honor that, The King of Pop, always dreamed of.
In fact it was the kids who left the markers for their dad, pressing his shoe prints and of course Paris was the lucky one, who pressed one of her dad's iconic studded gloves into the cement.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Political Minded: President Obama's State Of The Union Address is a Grand Slam; First Lady Stuns in Tfank

Our POTUS gave a rousing speech last night, his best State Of The Union Address yet.  In it he outlined his Blueprint for America. He also stated his many accomplishments: 22 straight months of job growth, The End of The Iraq War, Healthcare Reform, The Auto Industry Bailout (GM is once again #1 in the world) and more. 

It's all about Jobs, Tax Reform/Tax Equality, Clean Energy and the continued redevelopment of our manufacturing industry.  

Here's an excerpt from Whitehouse.gov (the entire Blueprint can be viewed there)
In his State of the Union Address, the President laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.
The President believes this is a make or break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it. What’s at stake is the very survival of the basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well enough to raise a family, own a home, and put a little away for retirement.  
The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive.  No challenge is more urgent; no debate is more important.  We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while more Americans barely get by.  Or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.  At stake right now are not Democratic or Republican values, but American values – and for the sake of our future, we have to reclaim them.
Watch the entire State Of The Union Address here, the President was very inspiring, now let's hope Congress does their part!!

HAPPY B'DAY Alicia; Alicia Keys Turns 31 Today

Alicia Keys

Today Mrs. Dean turns 31.  Happy Birthday Alicia and enjoy!!!

--Princess Carter

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Video Fresh: Kelly Talks to E! About Blue Ivy; Says "She's More Precious Than a Diamond"

Kelly was interviewed by E! and of course she talked about her niece, Jay and B's, precious Blue Ivy.  She gushed about Blue calling her, "more precious than a diamond, just so stunning."  She also said she's over the moon for the Carters.  B's in mommyville and Jay's in daddyville.

--Princess Carter

In The Mix: Elle Varner Sample's Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A)" on Her "Conversational Lush" Mixtape

Conversational Lush 
Elle Varner is giving her burgeoning fanbase a little something to hold them over until her album is released. 

The soulful songwriter, just released a new mixtape that is called, Conversational Lush.  The songs are jammed packed with soul and lyrics that will make you think and long for conversational lush. 

Elle even sampled King Hov's classic track Izzo (H.O.V.A), off his classic Blueprint album, on the track EV.

Take a listen and enjoy the colorful soul that is Elle Varner.

The POTUS SPEAKS: Don't Miss President Obama's Third State of The Union Address

resident Obama delivers his 2011 State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol
Credit:  Whitehouse.gov
There is no choice!! There is no option!! Willard Mitt Romney and the Evil that is Newt Gingrich aren't the way to America's future.  Their ideas are a warped way of thinking and will bring America back to a time that no America is proud of!! Their ideologies are the reasons why we and our country are in that state we are in now. 

America's inequalities, both socially and economically will be her greatest downfall. 

Don't fall for the hype!!! Remember who started this mess we are in!! Don't be fooled. 

Watch the president discuss the State of Our Union!! And support him so that our country can continue moving in the right direction!!!!

Do your homework!!! The economy is improving!! The manufacturing industry is improving!! Over 22 months of private sector job growth, the President has created more jobs in his three years in office than Bush did in eight years!!  Health Care passed!!! Auto Industry Saved!! Bin Laden!! Libya!! Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Gone!! Iraq War Over!! And these are just a few of his many accomplishments!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Video Fresh: Young Jeezy's, "SupaFreak" ft. 2 Chainz (VEVO Explicit)

Video Fresh: Maino's, "That Could Be Us" ft. Robbie Nova

Maino shows off NYC life.

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Jump Start the Weekend With JAY-Z's Classic "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"

Remember when the Pres brushed it off in 2008!!!

--Princess Carter

R.I.P Etta James

Today another Black Angel has returned home.  Blues and Jazz Legend, Etta James has died of leukemia.  She broke barriers and paved the way for today's Divas.
Rest in Peace...Etta

Video Fresh: Amber Rose on Access Hollywood Live with Mom; Talks Music, Relationships and Kim K.

--Princess Carter

Video Fresh: Nicki Minaj's, "Stupid Hoe" (Explicit)

Nicki gets caged and colorful...unleashes her inner Sasha.

--Princess Carter

The Royals: Jay-Z Reopens the 40/40 with Buffett, Swizz & Gotti; Stars Celebrate Hov's Grand Reopening in NYC

Lucky Lefty at Grand Reopening of the 40/40
in Chelsea
Mr. Carter was in full Mogul Mode (B was of course at home with baby Blue) on Wednesday night at the grand reopening of his flagship, 40/40 Club in Chelsea.  The new look is super chic!! It's High Class...the only way Hov does it.

Out to celebrate with Jay was billionaire Warren Buffett, good friends Swizz Beatz and Irv Gotti along with a host of others. 

Warren Rocs Blue!!!

Beyonce' Talks Etta James, Calls Her Death "A Huge Loss"

Today another Black Angel has returned home. Blues and Jazz Legend, Etta James has died of leukemia.  Etta was "the original bad girl, with her platinum hair," Beyonce.  She broke barriers and paved the way for today's Divas.

Many of her fans and other singers have paid condolences to the outspoken and feisty legend.  Patti, Pink and of course B were among the first.

B, who played Etta in Cadallic Recordsposted this message on her site
January 20th, 2012
"This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed."

Beyoncé Honoring Etta James at Fashion Rocks 2008

Political Minded: President Obama Hits the Apollo Theater & Does a Rendition of Al Green's, "Let's Stay Together"

President Obama is in NYC.  He had a fundraiser hosted by Spike Lee at the Apollo Thursday and even broke out into a little Al Green, something that sent the crowd into applause and chuckles.   I just love my president he is so down to earth!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: Queen B's "PULSE - Summer Edition"; "Life is a flirt..."

B's released another edition of her PULSE fragrance called, PULSE Summer Edition.  Here's the bio:

Life is a flirt
Life is a flirt. Love is a game. The sky is your limit. Beyoncé Pulse Summer Edition gives you a burst of the inexplicable energy you feel during the Summer. It will leave you feeling great, ready to conquer anything, as if nothing and no one could ever resist you.  (via: beyonceparfums) 

--Princess Carter


Monday, January 16, 2012

Video Fresh: Beyoncé - "Love On Top" (Live at Roseland)

Check out Queen B performing Love On Top Live at Roseland.  She killed it!!!

Photo Shoot Fresh: The Stars Party at Golden Globe After Parties; Octavia, Viola, Idris, Madonna, Diddy & More...

Viola, Octavia, Ahna O'Reilly and Emma Stone reunite at the 
InStyle party. And the proudly pose with Octavia who took 
home a Globe for her role in The Help.

The stars partied and celebrated The Golden Globes last night at the many afterparties.  Of course some of the night's biggest winners Octavia, Idris and Sofia hit up the most sought after parties: the InStyle Bash and The Weinstein Company's post party.

Globe winner Idris on the InStyle Blue Carpet.

Helping the winners celebrate were Diddy, Traci Ellis Ross, Sanaa Lathan, Cameron Diaz and more.  Check out the afterparty pictures below.

Royal News: Kelly & Michelle Talk Beyoncé's Mommy Skills; B's A Natural!!!

via PEOPLE: Beyoncé just brought baby Blue Ivy Carter home from the hospital but motherhood, according to her former Destiny's Child bandmates, is as natural for the pop star as dancing in stilettos and a leotard. 

"She's doing fabulous," Michelle Williams told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the taping of the 2012 BET Honors in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

  "She was born to be a mother," Kelly Rowland added at the show, which will air Feb. 13. She's wonderful." 

According to Williams, Beyoncé has what it takes to be a great mother to baby Blue. "She has such compassion for people and humanity, period," she said. 

Still, Williams admits that the ladies of Destiny's Child never thought their frontwoman would be the first to become a mom. 

"We were very shocked. We were laughing with each other the other day and she was like, 'Can y'all believe it? I was the anti – like no children for me,' and she's the first one [of us to have a baby]," Williams said. "So it was so amazing to see her." 

Celebrate MLK Day: Roc Out To, Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" + "King Holiday" ft. Whitney Houston, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys & More....

When Martin Luther King's birthday became a holiday it was a proud day for America!!! The top stars of  R & B and Rap (of that era) were over joyed with pride and showed so with their art.  Some of their songs have become classics!!  

Two of the biggest are, Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday and then there is of course, King Holiday which features Whitney, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys and more.  Enjoy and remember the dream!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winner's Circle: Idris Elba Wins Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series

Idris Elba's starring role in Luther has earned him a Golden Globe.  He took home a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.  

Winner's Circle: Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress

Congratulations to Octavia Spencer who took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help!! Well done!!

--Princess Carter

Gleek Fevah: The Glee Cast Shines on Golden Globe Red Carpet

Amber Riley

The Glee Cast is always photo shoot fresh whenever they hit the Golden Globe's Red Carpet.  The Girls dazzled and the fellas were dapper.  Naya was sexy and elegant in gray.  Amber and Dianna were visions in red.  Lea was a metallic goddess, she looked supper sexy, a very nice twist for her.  Check them out!! 

Photo Shoot Fresh: The Ladies Sparkle at The Golden Globes; Viola, Angie, Paula, Sofia... Oh My!!!

Viola Davis
Tonight is Hollywood's Big Night.  The Golden Globes are dubbed Hollywood's biggest party.  It's a night full of laughs, wine, champagne and of course haute couture.  Oh yeah and awards!!

Amber Riley

Tonight the ladies pulled out all the stops.  The look of the night was long, sexy and fitted.  Metallics, Brights and Blacks, graced the carpets.  But Blues, Grays and Reds stole the show!!!

Happy Birthday Dr. King!!! Celebrate MLK's B'Day, by Watching, "I Have A Dream" Speech (August 28, 1963)

Today is MLK's birthday.  He was a man of honor and peace.  He taught us all how to dream and live with hope! His I Have A Dream Speech is a true testament of what unity can do!! 

--Princess Carter

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Royals: "Glory" Jay-Z ft. B.I.C.; Jay-Z Paints the Sky Blue

The Empire Sate Building on 1/7/07, Blue's Birthday
Credit: RocNation
Once again, here is Jay-Z's tribute to his pride and joy, Blue Ivy Carter, who became the youngest person to ever chart on Billboard, with Glory!!! Sweet!!! What a precious song... just so special!!!

Glory Feat. B.I.C. by RocNation

First Lady Michelle Obama, Mariah & Nick, Gabrielle Union and A Bevy of Stars Celebrate BET Honors in D.C.

Gabrielle Union hosted, Kelly paid tribute to Mariah and our FLOTUS honored Maya Angelou at the 2012 BET Honors, which was held tonight in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theater.  

First Lady O stunned in a one shoulder red haute gown that showed off her beautiful physique and accented her much envied arms.  She was on hand to present the award to poet Maya Angelou.  

Gabrielle Union got laughs from the crowd when she teased boyfriend Dwayne Wade.  

Kelly Rowland was part of the Mariah tribute. She dazzled in her rendition of Mariah's #1 record, Fantasy

Nick was on hand to celebrate with his wife  who was being honored for her contributions to music.  It was his first public appearance since his hospitalization.  The show airs on BET in February.  Check out more pictures below.

Pix of the Day: Gabrielle Union on the Red Carpet of BET Honors

Gabrielle Union is white haute on the red carpet for the fifth annual BET Honors celebration which was tapped today at the Warner Theater in Washington, D. C.. 

This year's honorees included: Poet/Activist, Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee and the Tuskegee Airmen as well as, coach Beverley Kearney.

First Lady Michelle Obama, Kelly Rowland, Mariah and Nick were all in attendance.

--Princess Carter

The Royals: MTV & PoshTots Predict What Blue Ivy Carter's Nursery Might Look Like; Fitted For a Princess

via MTV:  Last week, Beyoncé and Jay-Z left Lenox Hill Hospital with their new bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter. Born on January 7, baby Blue already made history when she became the youngest to make it on a Billboard chart, so it's safe to assume that Blue is destined for success.

For now, Blue and Mom are hopefully resting at home in what is sure to be a very chic nursery. So what could Beyoncé and Jay-Z's nursery for Blue look like? To get an idea, MTV News caught up with Andrea Edmunds, the president of PoshTots, a designer of choice for celebrity parents looking to create a dream nursery.

Glory Feat. B.I.C. by RocNation

Photo Shoot Fresh: First Lady Michelle Obama Breaks A Move at "iCarly" Screening

First Lady Michelle Obama, breaks out a move, in a dance-off with iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove at a special screening of the Nickelodeon show for military families Friday in Alexandria, Va.

Via the First Lady's twitter:  Michelle Obama @MichelleObama Close There are some big iCarly fans in our household, so we're all pretty excited about today's event with military kids and the cast. –mo

In a special honor to our Military Families First Lady O will be part of a special iCarly.  iCarly: iMeet the First Lady airs Monday January 16th at 7:30/6:30c.  

Solange Talks Music & Life in V Magazine


Solange Knowles doesn’t mince words. “There are a lot of songs about sex,” she says of her new album, a personal project she funded and managed herself. “It’s the kind of record you put on when your man is coming over, when you’re with your girls. There are songs that make you wanna dance because we were kind of partying our way through the record, but it’s very chill.” Knowles worked with a few new friends on the album, forgoing the major label route to make a statement that is entirely her own. Along the way, she found a fated collaborator in Blood Orange’s Devonte “Dev” Hynes. “Dev was a complete surprise, his role changed substantially throughout the process,” she says of the rising star, who wound up producing most of the record. “It’s very rare that you work with someone with whom you have this creative chemistry, it’s almost like a relationship. You have a sort of musical love affair.”

Photo Shoot Fresh: Solange Makes Next Model Debut, Rocs Milan Fashion Week + Becomes the Darling of Vogue Italy

After announcing her deal with Next Model Management last week Solange made her NMM debut at the Alberta Ferretti demi-couture fashion show where she graced the katwalk in a sexy goddess like gown, during Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012.

She's a natural on the katwalk, but we all know the last name: Knowles  And the family ties:  RocNation Managed!!! 

It looks like she's upping her Fashion Model Status even more, as it appears, she's becoming the darling of Vogue Italy, who recently called her the next big thing

A new interview with Solange and  Vogue It has just been released. And in the interview she talks about Music, Fashion and Inspirations.  

A Solange interview is always a must read, because of her candidness, humor and overall vibe, so be sure to check it out below.  More pix from Fashion Week also, below.

Via vogue.it:  We all know Solange as the young sister of superstar Beyoncé but over the past few years, the  other Knowles as some media outlets like to call her, has been making a name of her own. In fashion she is part of that small circle of black women who know how to take dressing up to the next level.

Solange who is currently working on a new album, is that girl who is not afraid of speaking up and who can rock bold print like nobody else.

Political Minded: Beyoncé & Tina Design for President Obama's Re-election Campaign; Join Runway to Win Campaign

Via mtv.com:  Beyoncé was clearly keeping very busy in the weeks leading up to the birth of Billboard record-setting baby Blue Ivy
. Among the projects she participated in is "Runway to Win," in which a number of celebrities and fashion industry icons were tapped to design T-shirts and other swag for President Obama's re-election campaign.

According to New York magazine, the effort was spearheaded by Vogueeditor Anna Wintour, who wrangled a number of her friends and fashion world peers to design shirts, tote bags, scarves and bracelets for the Obama campaign.

The Royals: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Kanye Up for BRITS!!! Queen B & The Throne Get Love From Across the Pond...

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West

Jay, B and Kanye are all up for International Awards at The BRITS, the British equivalent of the Grammys.  B's up for International Female Solo artist.  Jay and Kanye are up for International Group.  Below is a list of the categories and all nominees.  

International Group

Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z/Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga

The Brit Awards takes place on February 21 at the 02 Arena in London. 

--Princess Carter

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beyonce' Becomes Science; New Species of Fly Named in Her Honor

Via:  prodocom.com:  A previously un-named species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named in honour of American pop diva, Beyoncé – a member of the former group Destiny’s Child, that recorded the 2001 hit single, Bootylicious.

According to the Australian National Insect Collection researcher responsible for officially ‘describing’ the fly as Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, CSIRO’s Bryan Lessard, the fly’s spectacular gold colour makes it the “all time diva of flies”.

“It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyoncé as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy – the naming of species,” Mr Lessard said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Royal News: Blue Ivy Carter Becomes the Youngest Person to Chart on Billboard

Just like her Mommy and Daddy, Blue is a history maker!!

Jay-Z And Beyonce Named “Music’s Most Powerful Couple”
Via billboard: If you guessed that Baby Carter would grow up to be a star because of her ubiquitous, famous parents, you were probably right. If you anticipated her first song being released in her tweens, a la Willow Smith, you were dead wrong.

Try within hours of her birth.

Blue Ivy Carter, the bundle of joy brought into the world by megastarBeyoncé (with a little help from fellow famous dad Jay-Z) Saturday (Jan. 7), becomes the youngest person ever credited with gracing a Billboard chart, as Jay-Z's newly-recorded studio cut "Glory" -- officially billed as "featuring B.I.C.," an abbreviation of Blue Ivy Carter -- begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74. (For historical purposes, this week's Billboard charts are dated Jan. 21).

Taking a page out of Stevie Wonder's proverbial book on how to be a sentimental musical dad, Jay-Z recorded his precious girl's first seconds of life -- her breathing, cries and coos -- just as Wonder did on his iconic song "Isn't She Lovely," written for his then-newborn daughter Aisha.

Glory Feat. B.I.C. by RocNation