Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guilty Pleasure: Waka Flocka Flame's, "Round Of Applause" feat. Drake (Official HD Video)

--Princess Carter

Monday, February 27, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Octavia Takes Home The Gold

Octavia holds on to Oscar and her costar Ahna O'Reilly from The Help at Vanity Fair's famed Oscar party.

--Princess Carter

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Royals: Beyoncé & Blue Snapped Out & About in NYC

B was snapped out and about with Blue today.  This is the second day in a row that the two have been snapped out in NYC, yesterday they were snapped heading to lunch with Jay.  I'm luv'n B's mommy wardrobe.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oscar Rewind: Beyoncé, Michael & Madonna Perform on The Oscar Stage

Jennifer Hudson & Beyonce

Micheal graced the Oscar stage for the first time in 1973, singing his classic "Ben".  Madonna's "Dick Tracy" number paid tribute to Marilyn.  And B and Jennifer were "Dream Girls".  

Check out all three stellar performances below.  Don't miss tomorrow's show, when hopefully Viola and Octavia get to take Oscar home with them.

Roc News: Jay-Z & Rita Ora World Premiere "Party and Bullsh*t" on NY's Z100

Jay-Z brought his Roc Nation artist Rita Ora to NY's Z100 to World Premiere her first single, Party and Bullsh*t.  The track gets its inspiration from Biggie's own, Party and Bullsh*t track, which was on  the Who's The Man soundtrack.

Check out the interview and then listen to the track below.  It's kind of groovy and very popish.

The Royals: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue Snapped Heading to Lunch in NYC

Jay-Z and B were snapped with Blue on their way to a lunch date at the West Village eatery Sant Ambroeus on Saturday.  
The Carters were fashion coordinated and roc'd blue and black.  B wore a black hat and sunglasses, while keeping a protective hold on her precious baby girl, Blue, who was bundled up in a blue blanket.  While Jay roc'd jeans and a black jacket. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

All Star Weekend: Lebron James & Kobe Bryant Introduce Sprite's "Uncontainable Game" Campaign; Watch The Commercial

Today Kobe Bryant and LeBron James teamed up to introduce Sprite's "Uncontainable Game" campaign.   The acutal game will be played next year in Houston during All Star Weekend 2013.  Kobe and Lebron will serve as coaches.  Kobe will coach "Team Intense" and Lebron will coach "Team Sudden".

Each team's players will be picked from a global wide initiative that will have both Kobe and Lebron on the hunt for the best team possible.

Check out the commercial and find out how to enter, below.

In The Mix: Jay-Z Has a Business Lunch with Jimmy Iovine & Rita Ora

Yesterday, Jay-Z was snapped leaving a business luncheon at Parm resturant in Soho with Jimmy Iovine and his Roc Nation signee, British singer Rita Ora and other members of his team.  Jay and Rita world premiered her first official single, Party and Bullsh*t on Z100 earlier in the day. 

Hmm... wonder what Jimmy's role is, since he's from Interscope and Roc Nation's distribution deal is with Sony/Columbia.

The Royals: Jay-Z and Kanye to Auction "Otis" Maybach for Save The Children

Jay continues his charitable ways.  Just weeks after his history making charity concerts at New York's famed Carnegie Hall, which benefited The United Way and his own Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund,  Jay along with Kanye  have partnered with the Save The Children Foundation.

They are going to auction off their famed "Otis" Maybach and all proceeds will go towards helping to feed Children and Families in Africa:
“The rains have arrived in some areas of East Africa, but the crisis is far from over. It will take many months for farmers and families to replenish herds and replant and harvest crops. The funds raised from auctioning off the ‘Otis” car are greatly needed to help sustain families over the next several months. We are grateful to JAY Z and Kanye West for offering up pop culture history to do good for children in Africa.” Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children. 
Check out auction info below.

In The Mix: Jordin Sparks Talks Whitney Tribute; Performs New "Sparkle' Track at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Event

Last night Jordin Sparks performed a tribute to her idol Whitney Houston at Essence's annual Black Women in Hollywood event.  Below is a video of her talking about the performance and Whitney.  She performed a Curtis Mayfield single, which was a big hit, in the original Sparkle movie.  Both she and Whitney rerecorded the track for the movie's remake.

In The Mix: Jordan Sparks Talks Working with her Idol Whitney at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Event

Jordin made it known from her Idol days that Whitney was one of her biggest idols.  She opened up to Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson, during Essence's Black Women in Hollywood event.  

Jordin talked about working with and getting to know Whitney, while they filmed Sparkle.  She talked about Whitney's warmth, sense of humor and teaching her how to Dougie.  Check out the vid below.

In The Mix: Whitney Sprakles in "Sprakle"; Looks Confident, Happy & Even Sings in Chruch


Check out a video of Whitney in her last role, Sprakle.  She looks happy and radiant in the interview and clips from the movie.  You can tell she loved working with and mentoring the young talent.  Her mommy instincts are more than evident.  

In The Know: President Obama Speaks Energy at the University of Miami

President Obama was at the University of Miami yesterday, where he spoke on his vision for America's Energy Independence.  It was very inspiring and it is so necessary (America's energy independence).  

I know Big Oil and the Republicans (Big Oil's biggest defender) will throw up their usual roadblocks, but we must keep fighting.  America's needs a cleaner, greener energy system that doesn't require oil.  

Watch and enjoy.

All Star Weekend: Dwayne Wade & White House Staff Hosts Fatherhood Roundtable

This morning, D. Wade kicked off his NBA All Star Weekend with a little giving back.  The proud father hosted a Fatherhood Heroes roundtable with White House official Joshua Dubois.  Dubios is Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  

The rountable was held at Orlando City Hall.  The focus was to let fathers now how important it is for them to be actively involved in their children's lives, both physically and mentally.   

After the roundtable he went to Tangelo Park Elementary School to head the "Work Hard, Play Hard" rally and unveil new basketball courts. Saturday, he plans to attend a fundraiser for Tangelo Park Program, an educational initiative, where Grammy Award-winning artist Estelle is slated to perform. (Huffington Post)

All Star Weekend: NBA Stars Support POTUS; Vince Carter Host Fundraiser for President Obama

All Star Weekend is in full swing and last night Vince Carter, Magic Johnson, Commissioner David Stern, Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban and other NBA greats participated in a $30,000 a plate fundraiser to help support President Obama's reelection campaign.  

Vince hosted the event at his Florida home where about 70 people attended and mingled with the President, who is a big B-Ball fan.  Read on to find out more about the event.

Roc News: Rihanna Was Snapped Working on Her TV Project in London

Rihanna was snapped in London today, while working on her upcoming UK Fashion Competition show, which she's executive producing.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In The Mix: Kelly Shines at 5th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Is this her Lovah...hmm....

In The Know: Watch Essence Live, From The Red Carpet of The Fifth Annual Black Women In Hollywood Event; Kerry, Octavia, Viola, Paula Patton, Tracee, Tika and More Celebrate in Hollywood

Kerry Washington
Essence hosted their 5th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon today in Hollywood. The event that focuses on the successes of Black Actresses in Hollywood is an annual event that both honors and shows love to Hollywood's sometimes forgotten members.

This year's luncheon honored leading actresses Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Octavia Spencer and Pam Grier.  Also honored was executive producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes. 

Check out the video coverage below.

The Royals: Beyoncé Notches her First No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R & B Radio

B has just earned her first No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B radio tally with her hit single, "Love on Top." The song earns the Greatest Gainer/Airplay award, lifting 4-2 (30 million audience impressions, up 22%, according to Nielsen BDS).  "Love" rises 2-1 in its 19th week

In The Know: JK Rowling Set to Publish Her First Adult Novel

JK Rowling (Harry Potter)

JK Rowling's Harry Potter Series is loved by just as many adults as it is by kids, even though it isn't an adult novel; but then again there is no age limit on Adventure or Fantasy.

She just announced, in her next book she's leaving the kiddies behind and writing her first "official" adult novel.  It will be published by Little, Brown.

Video Fresh: Grazia Takes Us Into Beyoncé & Tina's House of Deréon Spring/Summer 2012 Line

The UK's Grazia Daily Magazine has given us a look at the Spring/Summer 2012 looks for House of Dereon.  B and Tina launched the line in the UK, at Selfridges during last year's London Fashion Week.  

Check out the new looks below and roc out to Queen B's Schoolin' Life while you do it.

Video Fresh: Teairra Mari Talks New "U Did That" Video


Rap-Up TV caught up with, Love & Hip Hop's, Teairra Mari who was filming her video for the Rico Love produced  track,  U Did That featuring 2 Chainz.  In the clip she talks her 'glam and grit concept, working with Rico & 2 Chainz and getting her musical career back on track.  Check it out below.

Video Fresh: The-Dream Releases the Video for "Roc"

Warning this is the explicit version.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Beyoncé Gets Earthy in New House Of Dereon Ad

In The Mix: Bobbi Kristina Returns Home; Surrounded By Family, Friends & The Cleaner

A lot has been said about Bobbi Kristina since her mom's untimely passing.  Well now Forbes and Access Hollywood are reporting that Bobbi Kris is back at home in Atlanta and is being surrounded by friends, family and The Cleaner (her mom's sober coach).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mariah Visits "Good Morning America"; Talks Life, Music, Jenny & Whitney

Mariah was snapped leaving Good Morning America in NYC.  Below is video from her GMA appearance, where she talks life, motherhood, Jenny and Whitney.

POTUS NEWS: President Obama Shows His Off His Vocal Chops Again, Sings "Sweet Home Alabama"

Our POTUS showed off his vocal chops again (via TheHuffingtonPost):
The president just couldn't say no: Mick Jagger held out a mic almost by way of command, and soon Barack Obama was belting out the blues with the best of them.

Roc News: J. Cole Releases Soulful "Grew Up Fast" As a Thank You to His Fans

J. Cole released Grew Up Fast as a thank you to his fans for helping him reach 2 million Twitter followers.  Check out the celebratory track below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Nicki's So Blue for Vogue

Nicki poses for Vogue, she'll be featured in the upcoming March issue.  Everyone's crazy for blue!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Royals: Beyoncé Starts New "STYLE REPORT"; Introduces New Feature on Her Personal Website

B continues to make her personal site (BeyonceOnline) more interactive and the number one place to find out what's going on in her Queendom.  She's just introduced a new feature called: Beyoncé STYLE REPORT.

The first report is called: IN THE MOOD FOR YELLOW.  Yellow or Saffron is one of the colors of the season. And B being the Fashion Queen that she is roc'd the color at this week's Nets vs Knicks game.  She shows off  the color's inspiration in her first style blog.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Queen B Gets Beautiful; Beyoncé Does Photo Shoot With Photographer, Atsuko Tanaka

The Queen is back in business.  B looks gorgeous in this Atsuko Tanaka photoshoot.  I wonder if it's for a new Dereon ad?  I luv the shirt and the jacket combo.  The hair is to-die-4!  

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Brits: Watch Adele & Rihanna's Brit Award Performances

Check out Adele  and Rihanna performing at this year's Brit Awards.  Adele performed Rolling In The Deep.  While, Rihanna performed We Found Love.  

Old Soul Diva, New Soul Diva: Whitney 's "I Wanna Dance With Some Body" & Beyoncé's "Love On Top"; Two Divas, Two Voices, Two Kick Ass Videos

In this edition of Old Soul Diva, New Soul Diva we have Whitney's classic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and B's Love On Top.  Two Divas, Two Voices & Two Kick Ass Videos.  Watch, Dance & Enjoy!! 

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Sweet Smell of Success: Beyoncé Continues to be the Queen of Fragrance

The Royals: Jay-Z & Kanye Set to Take "Watch The Throne" Tour to Europe This Spring

The Watch The Throne Tour was one giant party!  It was one amazing night of music!  The set was top notch and showed, what true Hip Hop Royalty looks like.  It was a night I'll never forget!

And now it looks like Jay and Ye's fans in Europe are going to get to experience what we all did stateside.    Pure musical euphoria.

European Tour dates have been confirmed and the Watch The Throne Tour kicks off in London on, 
May 20 at the O2 Arena.  Check out the dates below.

Hmm.... Wonder if B and Blue will be along?  Will this be her first tour, she'll be almost five months by the time the tour starts.

Billboard  has the list of the first confirmed dates:
May 20 - London, England (O2 Arena)

Pix of the Day: The Carters Celebrate Nets Win at MSG

In an ode to our First Family, The Obamas our Royal Family, The Carters give each other a victory fist bump after Jay's Nets put an end to Linsanity.  The Nets beat the Knicks, 100-92 at MSG last night.

--Princess Carter

In The Mix: Chris Brown & Rihanna Reunite for "Birthday Cake" & "Turn Up The Music" Remixes

They've been talking about it.  And now they're both finally here.  Breezy's and Rihanna's remixes.  The two traded verses for each other's new tracks:  Rihanna's Birthday Cake and Chris's Turn Up The Music.  Listen below.  One thing's for sure they're both made for dancing.

The Royals: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Enjoy A Date Night; Watch Nets Put a Pause to Linsanity (Video)

Jay and B have been tucked away in their Tribeca penthouse and their Scarsdale mansion bonding with  their princess, Blue Ivy.  Well, last night the new parents, had a little of their own bonding time.  Leaving baby Blue at home, they had a date night at Madison Square Garden.  Jay's Nets played and beat the Knicks, quieting a little of the Linsanity.  Check out videos and more pix below.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Video Soul: Whitney's "I'm Every Woman"

New Music: Katy Perry's "Part Of Me" (Lyric Video); Official VEVO

Katy Perry debuted Part Of Me at this year's Grammys.  The track takes aim a her x-husband Russell Brand, who she sings used her and spit her out.  The track shows off Katy's rock side and is the first of three brand new tracks off Katy's special edition release of her TD album called, Teenage Dream:  The Complete Confection.

Katy says this of the special edition,  “This is the complete story of Teenage Dream. It was an incredible honor to tie the King of Pop’s Billboard Hot 100 record, but I’m moving forward and had a few things left to get off my chest. So this is the complete special edition of my album for my fans.”   Listen to Part Of Me and find out more about the album below.

The Royals: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Get SNL Treatment

Maya Rudolph returns to SNL and takes part in a skit about the Carters.  It's hilarious.  Check it out below.

The Royals: Adele Talks Being Starstruck by Beyoncé & Jay-Z

--Princess Carter

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Royals: Solange Talks Fashion, Motherhood, Beyoncé & Blue in Upcoming "Rollacoaster' Magazine

Solange covers the upcoming issue of ROLLACOASTER magazine.  The issue will launch digitally in the UK during London Fashion Week.  Here's an excerpt from the interview:
“I think babies in general are so lovable – and my sister’s baby, Blue, is so beautiful. She is really a beautiful little baby. It’s really special to have a niece because I have a son, so I get to have a little girl too. 
I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way. I think it’s actually the most annoying thing when you’re a new mum and you’re getting so much advice from other mothers! 
She was and is such a role model, but I think more so it was an insane learning process for me to have a big sister like that – to be able to see the good, the bad and everything in between that comes with fame and success, and to know what I was getting myself into. 
I really enjoy my privacy and being able to walk my son to school every morning and pick him up every afternoon. 
I know that I couldn’t do that if I was at the next level – privacy, as you know, it just doesn’t belong to you anymore….I definitely made a conscious effort to stay as low key as I can and still do what I want to do.”