Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Carters: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Set to Attend Sunday's BET Awards... Up For a Combined 11 Awards...

Yesterday it was officially confirmed that Jay & B will be attending this Sunday's BET Awards.  Rumors had been speculating that the power couple would be attending the awards, but it wasn't officially confirmed until Friday.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mogul Moves: Magic Johnson Launches Aspire Network... Wants to Add Variety to Black Television

On Wednesday night Magic Johnson was in NYC at Cipriani's 42nd Street to celebrate the launch of his brand new cable network: ASPIRE.  

Magic's aim with this channel is to add variety to Black television and to bring positive family oriented 
programming to TV:
"We have a big platform for African-American work," Johnson told the gathered. "Family driven content, positive images of African-Americans — that's what we want that platform for!"
"Focus groups told us African-Americans want more family content on TV," he says a few hours before the party. "If they would have told me, 'We don't need another channel, there's not an opportunity for you,' we wouldn't be sitting here." (Source: AP)
I am looking forward to more positive roles for African American women and men, especially in family programming.  

Keys & Beatz: Alicia Keys Releases "New Day" Track Produced by Swizz Beatz

Looks like Alicia is taking it back to the bass and drum heavy beatz of her Karma Era with her brand new track, New Day, produced by her hubby Swizz Beatz.  

New Day is heavy on the drums and Alicia's vocals are in top form on the upbeat track.  It's a perfect R&B song for the summer.  

Alicia personally debuted the track on-line. Check out Alicia's message and the track below.

California Luv: Kanye & Kim's Laser Date in Santa Monica... Kanye in CA for BET Awards

Looks like Kim and Kanye are getting their last minute touch-ups for this weekends BET Awards --the two were snapped heading to Laser Away Hair & Tattoo Removal.  

Kanye will be performing with his GOOD Music Family at this Sunday's awards.  Looks like Kim & Kanye will walk their first BET Awards red carpet this Sunday. 

B News: Beyoncé Makes Ellen's Most Memorable Moments Special...

B has appeared on Ellen numerous times so it's no surprise that she's featured on Ellen's Most Memorable Moments Special.  

Check out the videos below, where Ellen shares her Memorable Moments with Beyoncé.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Movie News: "Epic" Movie Trailer Released... Watch the Surreal World Come to Life

The movie trailer for Epic was released this morning on GMA.  Our very own Queen B will be starring in the animated film.  Beyoncé will be playing Queen Tara.  

The film is set in a jungle and it looks like it'll be action packed from start-to-finish.  Check out the trailer below.  The setting looks surreal, just incredible graphics.  The kids will love it.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Sisterhood: Beyoncé Helps Solange Celebrate 26th in London... The Sisters Go Glam in The Marshes

B helped her baby-sister celebrate her 26th birthday in London yesterday.  Solange spent the day with her big sis, brother-in-law, family and friends at the Hackney Festival on Sunday.  Solange posted pix of her and B spending her B'Day together.  She also tweeted "We.Are.Family...." 

B and Solo pose on the marshes at Hackney on Sunday.

The Carters: Jay-Z Rocs Hackney Weekend While Beyoncé Moshes Out to "N***** in Paris" + B & Kim Bond at Final Throne Concert


The Carters are sill in Europe.  While Jay wrapped his and Kanye's Watch The Throne tour on, June 23, he's still in Europe with his family livin' his Roc Star Life.  Fresh off his final Throne performance, he took over the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, headlining Saturday's show in London.

Hov performed for over 50,000 in the rain. Roc'n his classics, backed by the Roc Boys --he took over the stage.

Of course B was there supporting her hubby and moshing out to hit, N***** in Paris.  Check out the video of Mrs. Carter below.


American Dreamin': The Heat Get Their Parade... Lebron, Wade, Bosh & Co. take The Streets

The Heat got their parade!!  Lebron, Wade, Bosh & Co. took their championship trophy out on a tour of the city during today's victory parade and rally.  Each Heat member took pride in showing off the golden gem and the crowds of Miami fans bellowed in all her glory. It was a beautiful closer for the Miami Heat and Lebron --who picked up his first ring Thursday night.

Remembering Michael: Michael Jackson King Of The Stage... From Motown 25 to The Superbowl & Beyond...

Michael Jackson

Today is the third anniversary of Michael Jackson's untimely death.  Fans all over the world continue to mourn Michael's death.  He will forever be missed but  will forever live on through his music and his three children.  My heart and prayers go out to Paris, ,Prince and Blanket, as well as, Ms. Jackson and the rest of the Jackson Family.

Remember Micheal and his music always.  Enjoy some of his live performances below.  Starting with his history making Motown 25, Billie Jean performance, where he debuted the moonwalk and reunited with his brothers.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day from First Lady Michelle Obama

Our FLOTUS wishes the President Happy Father's Day.  Happy Father's Day... President Obama!!

--Princess Carter

Father's Day Sunday: Happy Father's Day Jay-Z ...Celebrate Jay's First Father's Day With "Coachella Rewind"

Today is Jay-Z's first Father's Day.  Happy Father's Day Jay!! Celebrate Father's Day by watching Jay's live Coachella Festival Show, below.  He, B and Blue are still in Europe --Jay & Ye's Watch the Throne tour ends on June 22 in the UK.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Video Fresh: Meek Mill's "Flexing On Em"

Credit: Life + Times
Meek Mill released the video for his addictive hip-hop track, Flexing on Em.  The track is off his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape.  The video lives up to its name.  Meek Mill starts off rhyming in front of a white Rolls-Royce, rides through the city in a white Ferrari, rocs CiRoc bottles and of course stunts with a few Video Vixens... ;)

He has quite a buzz right now.  He recently signed with Roc Nation Management and will be taking his Dreamchasers tour overseas this summer for the European Edition --the tour kicks of in Rotterdam, Holland on July 4.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

King Hov: Jay-Z is Bringing The 40/40 Club to Brooklyn's Barclays Center

A day after it was announced that Jay would be one of the director's at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, we learn that Jay will be bringing the 40/40 Club to Barclays.  Jay's all in with this Brooklyn Nets thing, I luv it.  Now we just need a winning team with a couple of superstars.

The 40/40 Club will open its new location in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the new sports and entertainment venue and home to the Brooklyn Nets.  The $1 billion arena will house the 9,000 square-foot restaurant slated to debut on the arena’s opening night when JAY Z performs in concert on September 28, 2012.
“There is no better home for another 40/40 Club location than the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn,” stated JAY Z.  “The 40/40 Club has revolutionized restaurants in a way I anticipate Barclays Center to transform the arena watching experience.”

Roc News: Behind The Scenes Look at Melanie Fiona's "This Time" feat. J. Cole

Check out a behind the scenes look at Melanie Fiona's This Time featuring J. Cole.  It's the ROC!!!

--Princess Carter

In The Know: President Obama Speaks in Ohio... Lays Out His Plan to Move America Forward

Today our POTUS laid out his vision for continuing to move America Forward.  The line's been laid in the sand --it's clearer than ever to see the differences between his and Mitt Romney's plans for America's future.  

The President is fighting to insure that all Americans are treated fairly and have access to the American Dream.  Mitt Romney and the Republicans are fighting for obstruction and of course to insure that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Barack Obama has been fighting hard for our economy and America, despite nothing but roadblocks from Republicans, who have done everything to keep the President from success --unfortunately all they're doing is hurting us and our country!!! 

Listen to the President's speech below.  Be sure to check out your state's voting laws, because Republicans have a huge Block the Vote Initiative --they are implementing lots of new voting laws, some which require special ids, in an attempt to keep African Americans and Hispanics from voting.  Stay in the know!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

King Hov: Jay-Z To Be Director At Brooklyn's Barclays Arena

Jay's made yet another power move, he's just been named one of the director's of the Barclays Arena, which will be home to his Brooklyn Nets.  Jay will be christening the arena on September 28, 2012, just before the Brooklyn Nets begin their inaugural season in Brooklyn.

--Princess Carter

Credit: MTV

Roc News: Rita Ora Releases "24/7: With Coldplay in Europe" Video... Talks Touring Experience

Credit: RocNation & VEVO
In her latest VEVO LIFT experience Rita talks about, touring with Coldplay.  She was the opening act during the Euro leg of their tour.  Check out the video below.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Video Fresh: Chris Brown Releases Dream Inspired Video for "Don't Wake Me Up"

Breezy releases a dream sequence for his "Don't Wake Me Up" video.  He got inspirations from the movie Inception for the video.

--Princess Carter

The Carters: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue's Euro Excursion... England for Coldplay, Paris, Dublin, Oh My!!!

The Carters continue their European Excursion, last night they were in England roc'n out at the Coldplay concert.  Jay & B roc'd out with Gwyn, who of course was there to support her hubby. Tonight and tomorrow (6/11 & 12) they'll be in Manchester for Throne Concerts.  

Blue's spending her first summer in Europe... like a true royal.  Check out pix of The Carters Euro Excursion... from Paris, Dublin, to the UK.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Video Saturday: Kanye's "Mercy" (Explicit) & The Throne's "Paris" History

Earlier this week Kanye released the video for "Mercy" and The Throne's official website uploaded the history making performance of "N****s in Paris" live from Paris, where Jay & Ye performed the track 11 times.  Relive the history below.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In The Mix: Nicki Talks To The Breakfast Club... About Summer Jam, Flex & Rosenberg

This morning Nicki called into Power 105.1's Breakfast Club to talk about the Summer Jam incident, Rosenberg's remarks and Flex.  Nicki was very candid in the interview. 

Earlier in the morning, Flex was also awarded Donkey of The Day, for his role in the the circus that followed Summer Jam.  Listen to Charlamagne's explanation (hilarious!!!!) and Nicki's full interview below.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Carters: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue Take Paris... Again

Reunited and it feels so good... the Carters took over Paris again, today.  Jay, B & Blue were snapped arriving at the Meurice Hotel this afternoon. B & Blue arrived in Europe last week. We all knew, once B wrapped Revel, it would be just a matter of time, before she and Blue flew overseas --to join Jay for the remainder of his (and Ye's) critically acclaimed Watch The Throne tour.

Last week, B has been snapped at the Throne concert with her BFFs Gwyn and Kelly, but today's the first day that Blue was snapped.  Such a proud moment.  Jay's look of love and pride could be seen all over his face as he craddled his baby girl. Blue will be five months on the 7th.  She's getting so big!