Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Royals: Jay-Z & Kanye Up For Three VMA Nominations.... The Throne Up for Three...

Jay & Kanye continue to receive accolades for their critically acclaimed album, "Watch The Throne".  This time they've received three nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.  

The nominations are in the following categories:
Best Hip Hop Video for "Paris" 
Best Editing for "Paris" 
Best Direction for "Otis"
Congrats Jay-Z & Kanye.  Click on the category to watch the video and then vote (voting is only allowed for Best Hip Hop Video) or head over to MTV  and vote for The Throne.

B News: Beyoncé Receives Three VMA Nominations

Credit: Beyonce/I AM

B's up for three VMAs at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.  She's nominated in the following categories:  
Best Female Video for “Love on Top”
Best Choreography for “Countdown” 
Best Editing for “Countdown”
Congrats B!!!  Head over to MTV  and vote!!! Let's get her three more Moon Men!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Roc News: Check Out J. Cole's New Track, "The Cure"....Freestyles Over The Throne's "Lift Off"

J. Cole freestyles his rap cure over the Throne's, "Lift Off'".  Check out Cole's new track, "The Cure" below.

King Hov: Jay-Z Makes Another Power Move...Executive Produces NBA 2K13

Life + Times reported today that Jay is the executive producer of NBA2K13.  This is yet another big accomplishment for him.  He'll be responsible for overseeing the soundtrack for the games latest edition.  He's name will also appear on the video game's packaging and promotion.  Sweet!!!

Check out the trailer below.  Jay's, PSA, from the Black Album

King Hov: Jay-Z & Budweiser Debut "Makers Of Tomorrow" During Opening Ceremony

Jay & Budweiser's Makers of Tomorrow commercial debuted during the Olympic Opening Ceremony.  It's to promote the Budweiser Made in America Fest which Jay is curator of.  The festival is this Labor Day Weekend, September 1 & 2.

--Princess Carter

Photo Shoot Fresh: Beyoncé Throws The Diamond Up

B posted this pix today showing off her luv for the ROC & her hubby.  R.O.C. 4 Life!!!!

FLOTUS IN LONDON: First Lady Michelle Obama Leads Presidential Delegation, Greets TEAM USA & Military Families, Dines With The Queen, Plays With Kids & Cheers on TEAM USA ...Cheers On USA at XXX Olympic Games...

It's clear to see that First Lady Michelle Obama is enjoying her role as Leader of The Presidential Delegation To The 2012 Olympic Games In London and TEAM USA and London are loving her right back!!! But can you blame them... she's warm, sweet, smart and has the biggest heart.  

The FLOTUS arrived in the host city and got straight to her Olympic duties.  First she greeted members of Team USA at the University of East London on Friday (July 27) --where she addressed the team and of course gave them big hugs --we all know our FLOTUS is a big huger.    

Friday was a pretty big day for the First Lady.  After eating breakfast and spending time with TEAM USA.  She attended a reception hosted by the Queen for Heads of State and Government attending the Olympics.  And she of course ended the night cheering on TEAM USA at the Opening Ceremony.  

The Opening Ceremony broke a record in the U.S., it was the most watched Opening Ceremony in U.S. history, watched by more that 41 million households.

Then on Saturday she cheered on Serena as she won her first match.  Attended the evening sessions of the Swimming Heats at the Aquatics Centre, where she sat with Summer Sanders and cheered on Team USA

Saturday was also the kick off of the Let's Move Olympic Fun Day:
The Let's Move Olympic Fun Day, designated for Saturday, July 28, the first day of the Olympic games and, the First Lady hopes, an opportunity to get kids moving with Olympic-inspired fitness.
"I wanted to turn that Olympic inspiration into action," Mrs. Obama told reporters during a phone conference yesterday. "By using these Games as a way to get more kids up and moving. ... As our Olympic athletes begin to compete in London, they will truly be inspiring a generation of young people to get active and strive for excellence." (Source: huffingtonpost)

The FLOTUS showed off her own athletic chops at the event.  Playing soccer with David Beckam and Spongebob Squarepants.  She also played tennis and other sports. The event was attended by American military children and British and American students.  Also helping out the FLOTUS at the event was former Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and Nickelodeon.

First Lady Michelle Obama is at a “Let’s Move! London”
event for American military children and American and British students
On Sunday she visited with military base members and their families in a hanger at Mildenhall Air Force Base.  

She also cheered on TEAM USA Men's Basketball as they beat France 98-71 in their first game.  Team USA and the coaches got a big hug and kiss from the FLOTUS after their victory.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Brooklyn Nets: Nets to Open Season Against The Knicks, Play Boston on Christmas Day, The Heat on November 7.....

The NBA released the 2012-2013 schedule Thursday evening... something this basketball fanatic has been waiting for all summer!!! This season will mark the Brooklyn Nets' Inaugural Season at the Barclays Center.  The Nets open their season at the Barclays Center against their hometown rivals The Knicks.  

I know The Carters will be court-side along with a host of other celebs.  I can't wait to see Spike.  I wonder if he'll feel torn because, he's from Brooklyn.  What an exciting time for NYC basketball!!!

The Nets will also have the honor of playing on Christmas Day when they host The Celtics in Brooklyn...Sweet!!  And their fourth game will be against Lebron, Wade, Bosh & Company on November 7.  Can't wait for that match-up.  Two teams I just can't get enough of!!! 

Check out the full schedule for the Brooklyn Nets' Inaugural Season below. 

Lady M: Watch Madonna Live at Paris Olympia....

--Princess Carter

Roc News: J. Cole Gives a Taste of "Chaining Day"...Drops at Verse at Open Mic Show

Roc Nation's Prince, J. Cole gave the crowd at sample of his new music Wednesday night at Mike Barber's and DJ Spynfo's Open Mic event in NYC.  Cole spit a verse from his new song, "Chaining Day".  The track is an introspective look at the trials and tribulations of his new-found-fame. 

Check out Cole's verse below.  Nice. 

The Olympics 2012: William & Kate + Harry Meet The Torch in London

Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry greeted the Olympic torch at Buckingham Palace today.

The Young Royals are in full Olympic-mode for this summer's Olympics.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, (William, & Kate) and Prince Harry have attended several pre-Olympic events.  And they plan on attending many events to cheer on their team, Great Britain during the games.

Photo Shoot Fresh...Olympics 2012 Edition: Carmelo Anthony & Kevin Durant Show Off Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Both Melo and Durant tweeted out this dapper photo of them in their Ralph Lauren suits.  The suits will be worn by TEAM USA during tomorrow's opening ceremonies.

Seventeen days of the world's greatest athletes and  TEAM USA snatching up medal, after medal, after medal!!! Can't wait!!!!

Roc'n Cannes: Chris Brown & Karrueche Party it Up in Cannes.

Chris is still in Cannes.  After filming a video with Swizz & Luda and then performing at the Gotha Club last night, in the tropical paradise, he and girlfriend Karrueche Tran then partied the night away.  Sweet!!!!

Luv'n the blonde on Breezy again.  Check out more pix below.

B News: Beyoncé Taking Jay-Z/Kanye Precautions With New Album...Wipes Studio Clean, No Internet Access

Looks like B's new music won't be leaking, like her previous albums.  She's taking a page out of her hubby's book, protecting her album at all cost.  Jay and Ye went through extreme measures to keep their hotly anticipated Watch The Throne from leaking.  They created their own studios in hotels around the world, used computers that had no wireless access, wiped studios clean after each use and stored all music on zip-drives.  Now word is B's taking similiar precautions.

Contact Music reports:
UK singer Conor Maynard said: ''I've heard some mad stories. With Beyonce, I heard that with her people they'll make sure that there's no-one in the studio. They go into the studio, wipe it, set up one new session for her to record. Once she's finished recording they move it onto a hard drive. They wipe the studio computer again and then leave.''

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Model Life: Kendall Jenner is Photo Shoot Fresh in Fashion Ad...

Kendall Jenner is all fashion and legs in the new ad for Fashion's Night Out.  The annual nationwide event is September 6, 2012.  Kendall is the face of the Beverly Center's Night Out bash, in LA.  The event will have celebrity appearances (the Jenner/Kardashian/Odom/Disick clan will be in full force), in-store events and two big fashion shows, with more than 30,000 guests expected to attend.

Remembering Sherman Hemsley Forever.... R.I.P 02/01/1938 - 07/24/2012

Sherman Hemsley has had families and people laughing for decades.  From when he first stepped on the scene as Archie Bunkers neighbor George.  To his own spin-off  The Jeffersons, from Amen and his many countless guest appearances on TV and in the movies.  He will forever live on... R.I.P Sherman you will be missed.

Pix of The Day: Swizz Shoots a Video in Cannes....

Swizz on the set of the video, "Everyday Birthday" ("Dance Like a White Girl"), in Cannes.  

--Princess Carter

In The Mix: Fabolous Remixes "Dope B*tch"

Check out Fab's remix of the Dream's "Dope B*tch".  Pretty Kool!!!

Video Fresh: Jennifer Lopez 's,"Goin' In" ft. Flo Rida... Lead Track From Step Up The Revolution

Jennifer puts out a colorful video for her dance track for "Goin' In" ft. Flo Rida,  The track is the lead single off Step Up Revolution.

--Princess Carter

Roc News: Rita Ora Shows Off Her 'ORA' in Complex... Talks Roc Nation, Jay-Z, Music & More...

Roc Nation's, Rita Ora is a cover girl again.  This time Rita's covering the August/September issue of Complex Magazine.  The photo spread is amazing and shows off Rita's Roc Girl side.  They're cute & quirky.  

Complex caught up with Rita when she was touring with Coldplay earlier this summer --she opened for them during the European Leg of their tour.  In the mag she talks fashion, being singed to Roc Nation, music, Jay-Z and more.  

Check out a few quotes from the interview below.  Also check out Rita getting her photo shoot fresh on. 

Hovah Dollars: Jay-Z Debuts "The Future" + Duracell Commercial

Jay has always had a keen eye on what was next.  Today on his Life + Times site he released a video called "Welcome to The Future...Again".  In the video Jay showcases, who he thinks has next.  

The video features hip hop newbies J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Theophilus London. Selita E. Banks, along with other up-and-coming models. Indie Rockers, skateboarders and rookie basketball players.    Check out the video below. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Video Fresh: Alicia Keys Gets Graphic in "New Day'" Official Lyric Video

A. Keys stayed true to NYC in the lyric video for her R&B hit, "New Day" produced by her hubby Swizz.  

Check out my city... NYC in this brand new graphic and graffiti inspired video. I luv it!!!  

Gaga in The City: Lady Gaga Plays Fans New Music From Her Car Stereo!!!

Last night Gaga gave her hometown Little Monsters a special treat.  

While sitting in her car in NYC Sunday night, Gaga played a brand new track for her Little Monsters.  The track is dance heavy and stays true to Gaga's debut dance roots.  Check out the clip below.

MC & Idol: Mariah To Be New Judge of Idol... Will she and Randy be reunited?

It's official Mariah Carey is officially the new judge of Idol.  It was announced today.  Now will she or won't she be sitting beside Randy Jackson?  Hmm....

Solo In The City: Solange Visits Beyoncé at The Studio... The Queen's Back to Business...

Looks like B is officially Back-to-Business again. Solange was snapped yesterday afternoon heading into a Midtown recording studio to visit her big sis B.  

I wonder if the two were collaborating on another writing project, or was Solange just going to check up on B?  Can't wait for album #5.  

Check out more pix of Solange below. Another nice look for Solo.  Her style is so effortless and artistic,  a true representation of herself.  Nice...

Roc News: Rita Ora Releases "Roc The Life" + 2 Chainz "Birthday Song" ft. Kanye

Credit: Roc Nation
The Roc is in the building!!! Check out two brand new songs by Rita Ora and Kanye with 2 Chainz.  After performing "Roc The Life" for her VEVO Lift performances and other showcases, the radio version is out.  Check out the roc tinged single that has Dream on backing vocals.

And Kanye joins 2 Chainz on the addictive "Birthday Song".  Check out both tracks below.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lady in Green & White: Kim K. Parties for Midori in Miami

A solo Kim Kardashian, hosted the Smirnoff Midori Beachside Bash at the,  Delano Beach Club in Miami, Friday night.  

Kim roc'd a white dress with green floral prints.  The summer print was perfect for a beach party and the hot Miami heat. 

After the beach bash, Kim headed to LIV to party with her friends. 

Check out more pictures of Kim below.

Prayers to Everyone in Aurora Colorado

To all those who have been affected by the events in Aurora, Friday morning, my prayers are with you.

--Princess Carter

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kim Gets Pampered: Kim Gets a Manicure, Pedicure & A Massage Too...

A relaxed and make up free, Kim Kardashian was snapped at a nail salon in Beverly Hills on Thursday.  Mr. West's ladylove got a mani, pedi and a massage.  And chatted it up the whole time. 

Check out more pix below. I wonder where Kanye was? The two have been inseparable the last few months.

Roc News: Meek Mill Shows Off "Bike Life" in Barbados + Performs at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados

Meek Mill's buzz continues to grow.  He's been in Barbados performing, promoting and bike riding --and he's had cameras along for the journey.  

Watch as Meek Mill takes us on a high speed journey through Barbados on dirt bikes and then performs live for the first time at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Alicia Keys is Ready for a "New Day"... Debuts Sexy New Bob

Alicia has been busy prepping her fifth album.  Her first since giving birth to son Egypt on October 14, 2010.  She recently released the R&B heavy, "New Day" produced by her hubby Swizz Beatz.

And it looks like Alicia is also changing up her look this time around.  Today she debuted a new sleek bob on twitter.  Tweeting: “Look what I done did!!;-))) its an #aknewday in EVERY way!!!!”

Funk Flex Gives "3 Kings" The Royal Treatment: Premieres Rick Ross's Much Anticipated "3 Kings" ft. Jay-Z & Dr. Dre....

Rozay's much anticipated track, "3 Kings" arrived on-line today and sent the net into a frenzy.  He's been talking about the track for awhile, calling it "the biggest collaboration in hip-hop." The track was well worth the wait.  It gets into your soul, takes you back, it just feels good.  Or as Jay says, "It's just different".  

It's soulful beat provides the perfect canvas for Jay, Rozay and Dre to tell their stories.  Each one takes us on a ride through their past, present and future.  The track has a royal feel.  MTV calls their flow regal:
Rick RossDr. Dre and Jay-Z weren't born heirs to the hip-hop throne, but on Rozay's newest single, "3 Kings" the trio most definitely spit the most regal of raps. (MTV)
Flex premiered the track at 7:00 PM and he did what we all knew he would: he turned the "3 Kings" premiere into a movie.  Boasting, bragging, restarting, and dropping multiple bombs.  Luv'd when he said, "I've seen a lot of rappers and djs come and go, and in 2012 Jay-Z name still cut."  

It was another night that Flex along with King Hov & Co. sent the city and hip-hop into a frenzy... Epic!!! 

 Check out Flex's premiere below and the Def Jam un-tagged version below.

B Luv: Beyoncé Calls "Snuggie Version" of "Countdown" Brilliant... Watch & Enjoy the Fan Tribute...

B loves the "Snuggie Version" of her R&B hit single, "Countdown", so much so that she's posted it on her website with a little note, calling the version "brilliant".  Check it out above. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Royals: Beyoncé Takes Blue to Bergdorf's for a Little Shopping...

Queen B and, her precious little princess, Blue were snapped shopping and leaving Bergdorf's in Manhattan today.  Today's the first day we've seen Blue's face since, her St. Barts vacay back in April.  She is just simply adorable, such a pretty little girl. She's a little butterball and definitely a mix of both her mommy and daddy.   

Blue will be 7 months on August 7.  She's getting so big.  And those chubby little cheeks... just precious.  Enjoy more pictures of the Carter Women below.  So sweet.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photo Shoot Fresh: Lady Gaga Bares All for FAME Fragrance Ad...

Gaga bares all in the black and white add for her brand new fragrance, FAME.   The ad was shot by famed photographer, Steven Klein.  

The photo is pretty sexy and definitely a conversation piece --especially since the only thing Gaga's wearing are little men, who just so happen to be climbing all over her body parts. The add is so Gaga.

Roc News: Meek Mill Hits Up 106 & Park + Performs in Barbados & Bridget Kelly Talks Style

Meek Mill has been very busy lately.  He was on 106 & Park on Monday and talked about his upcoming album, tour and the controversy surrounding his hit single, "Amen", even apologizing for offending anyone because of the songs title and subject matter.  And he also, just performed in Barbados at Kensington Oval.   

Check out the clip below and the performance after the jump.  


Meek's debut album, "Dreams & Nightmares" is due August 28.

His Roc Nation family member, Bridget Kelly has been quite busy too.  She introduced two new singles at this year's Essence Fest, partied with her boss and his wife (Jay & B) at Nas' album release party and she also recently sat down and talked with StyleBlazer about her style, her album and being ROC.

Check out the interview below.

Video Fresh: The Dream's "Dope B*tch" Video ft. Pusha T.

The-Dream "Dope Bitch" from IDJVID on Vimeo.

Check out Dream's latest video for his catchy single, "Dope B*tch" ft. Pusha T.  He pretty much takes the whole dope b*tch thing serious in this video... Sex, Drugs & Hip Hop...

The Carters: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Attend Nas' Album Release Party in NYC

Last night Jay and B attended Nas' album release party.  Jay roc'd all white, the color of summer, and definitely looked like he enjoyed himself.  

B was also at the party, but stayed out of the spotlight.  She was roc'n long blonde braids, a nod to her DC days.   She was snapped chatting it up with Roc Nation's, Bridget Kelly.  Hmm... I wonder if the braids have anything to do with album #5 , which she's supposed to be working on now.  

Check out the pictures below.

Queen Of Fragrance: Beyoncé Wants You To "Heat Up The Night"... Releases Midnight Heat Fragrance

B continues to be the Queen of Fragrance. After winning another fragrance award in November for her third fragrance Pulse, she's just released her sixth scent: Midnight Heat.  Midnight Heat becomes the fourth fragrance in the Heat Series joining:  Heat, Heat Ultimate ElixirHeat Rush.  It also becomes the second fragrance B is releasing this year.  She released Pulse Summer Edition in the Spring.

 Midnight Heat is described as a "sexy, timeless fragrance that leaves a mystifying impression."  It's "seductive scent combines the sensual side of Beyoncé with a blend of Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian Plum." 
"Midnight Heat is the ultimate evening scent, sensual 
and enticing with just a hint of mystery." -- Beyoncé Parfums
Midnight Heat is available at Macy*s and other perfume retailers.  Go out and get your bottle so you can "Heat Up The Night".

Roc News: Meek Mill Releases "Amen" Video

Meek Mill heads home to Philly to film his latest video "Amen".  The video showcases key places in Philly.  Nice video.

--Princess Carter

KimYe From DASH to MIA: Kanye & Kim Celebrate DASH LA, Dine With Kris... Then Head to Miami

Kim and Kanye's world-wind luv affair shows no signs of slowing down.  The two have globe-trotted through Europe, wined, dined & partied in NYC and had Kardashian Family-time in LA.  

And on Friday, they attended the grand opening of DASH LA --then took Kris to lunch.  Saturday they visited an office building (wondering if it had anything to do with the rumored house they are supposedly looking for) before taking their luv to Southbeach, where they worked and I'm sure got in a little play too.  

Kanye was in Miami to shoot the video for "Way to Cold" and "I Wish You Would" and Kim was there for a photo-shoot.  I Wonder if she'll make a cameo in the video, especially since in the song Kanye, confesses his love for her.

Kim shoots in Miami on 7/15/12
After the work & play session in Miami, KimYe headed right back to, LA.  Check out the pictures of KimYe's LA-Miami Adventures.

Monday, July 16, 2012

In The Know: President Obama, The First Family & VP Joe Bidden Cheer on Team USA as They Battle Against Brazil + The POTUS & FLOTUS Get caught on Kiss Cam!!!!

Team USA has been in the Nation's capital since last week prepping for this summer's Olympic games.  Yesterday both the men and women's teams conducted practice in front of Military Families and Veterans.  And today both teams played against Brazil in exhibition games --as the President, First Lady, Malia and VP Joe Bidden cheered on (the men's team).

The POTUS, who is a huge basketball fan, was greeted with a rouse of applause and a standing ovation when he entered the arena.  And the smiles on Team USA's faces were priceless, their look of pride was just touching. 

Before the rousing applause, he (the President) first met and spent time with the Women's Team --who played first and blew past the Brazilian Team (96-67).  Both the POTUS and Joe Bidden took pictures with the team, and had nothing but praise for the team. 

Michelle and Malia arrived mid-way into the second quarter --and quickly settled in to watch the game with the Dad-in-Chief.  The Pres and First Lady even got caught on the Kiss Cam, the first time the camera came around the President didn't notice it, but the second time, with Malia cheering on, he went in for the kiss.  

At halftime the President gave his input on the whole Dream Team vs Today's Team.  Being from  Chicago we all know who he picked, the Jordan led Dream Team.  

Credit: NBA.com
In the end the men led by Lebron's incredible defense and overall play, he had 30 points, they beat Brazil 80-69.  I'm sure during the actual Games that victory margin will be much higher.

Check out more pictures and the President's halftime interview below.