Saturday, August 31, 2013

Guilty Pleasure: Katy Perry's "Roar" Video to Debut September 5...In All It's Jungle Glory.

I'm excited about this.  Katy tweeted today that the video for "Roar" will debut September 5.  The video looks pretty cool.  The it has a jungle theme and is inspired by Tarzan & Jane.

Watch the trailer below.

Hova's World: JAY Z Releases Made In America Doc Trailer...Documentary Set For Showtime Debut In October

Jay's Made In America Documentary has finally found a home.  It'll makes it debut on Showtime October 11.  MTV reports:
"Made in America" is shot by famed director Ron Howard and chronicles Jay creating the Made in America music festival last year in Philly.
"It's bigger than just a concert," says Hov in the film. "We all have the same struggles and the same dreams." The multi-genre show featured the likes of Pearl Jam, Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Run D.M.C. and of course, Jay-Z. Many of the acts give their commentary about the importance of the festival including Rita Ora and Skrillex.
The doc will first premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.  Another power mover for Mr. Carter...nice move Hov!

Video Bey: Beyoncé Takes TMZ Along For The Ride....Causes Uproar

While the Queen was sending Brooklyn's Coney Island into a frenzy Thursday --during the filming of her new video, for "XO"--the paps were just as eager to get in on the action.  

And when B spotted the TMZ cameras, she gave them a special shout out and even let the lucky photog, have a cameo in the video, after he asked.  This didn't sit to well with his coworkers back at TMZ headquarters, who haven't had much luck with the Carters...

Check out the hilarious clip below.

Video Fresh: Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Gets YouTube Treatment....Go on A Journey With Jay & JT

Watch the official visual for "Holy Grail" by JAY Z featuring Justin Timberlake. Directed by Anthony Mandler. It's pure art!!!

The video first debuted on Facebook, Thursday.  Jay's Life + Times debuted the visual on Friday. Great job Jay!!!  Watch it below.

JAY Z X Budweiser: Live Stream Made In America Festival Now!!!

Roc out to the second annual Budweiser Made In America Festival.  B hits the stage at 10:20 PM, EST.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Video Bey: Beyoncé Shows Us How to "Bey Good"...

How sweet is B!!! Luv it!

Beyoncé Can't Get Enough of BK...Shoots New Video in Coney Island

The Queen is ready to sting!!! Mrs. Carter was snapped in her hubby's beloved Brooklyn today, shooting a brand new video.

B was snapped in Coney Island, filming a video, for her rumored first single, "XO" --she shoot scenes with her stylist, Ty, model Jourdan Dunn and more.  And filmed scenes on the park's famous Cyclone and Wonder Wheel.

The New York Daily News reports, Beyoncé boarded the iconic coaster to film a music video directed by famed fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Wearing a white tank top, jeans and a baseball cap emblazoned with the face of rapper Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé rode in the front car, smiling through the twists and dramatic drops of the 86-year-old ride. 

Check out more photos and a video from NBC below.  I can't wait.

Video Fresh: Jay Z Gives Us "Holy Grail"...Gets Introspective Takes Us On A Journey With Justin....

Today Jay finally gave us the video for "Holy Grail".  Jay and Anthony Mandler put together an amazing clip.

Facebook has the exclusive premiere of the video, which MTV is calling "colossal," and of "almost monolithic weight".
MTV reports:  In the hands of Hov and director Anthony Mandler, "Holy Grail" becomes little more than a narrative device. They re-arrange verses and repeatedly slow the track down until it practically stops entirely, stretching Timberlake's vocals to the breaking point and adding extra heft to Jay's little verses. It's a trick that gives the entire video a colossal, almost monolithic weight ... the scenes feel massive, glacial. They do not move so much as the slowly drift, filling the viewer with a subtle, yet palpable sense of the magnitude of not just the track's stars, but its subject matter, too.
The video is available exclusively on Facebook for 24hrs.  Check it out below.

Forever King: Happy Birthday Michael Jackson!!!!

Happy birthday, MJ.  You will never be forgotten.  We'll forever celebrate your musical greatness!!!

Check out some more MJ videos and pictures below.  

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Sunday Mix: Tamar Braxton's Soulful "All The Way Home"

Tamar's got another one.  "All The Way Home" is another soulful track--and it takes, another look into Tamar & Vince's luv affair.  I think this is her best vocal so far.  Nice Job, Mrs. Herbert.

Listen to it below.

Pink Rose: Aaliyah You'll Always Be Loved & Remembered!!!

On this day and everyday, we'll always remember you Aaliyah.  Rest In Peace Baby Girl!!!  It's been 12 years and her music is still ahead of its time.

More videos and photos below. Celeberate her life today and always.

Cover Art: Miley's "Bangerz" Cover Is All 80s... Rocs Out In "Wrecking Ball"

On the eve of MTV's VMAS, Miley released both the cover art for her new album, "Bangerz" and her second single "Wrecking Ball".  

Miley --like her style of late--channeled the 80s for the cover.  The photo is reminiscent of the 80s hit show Miami Vice, the only thing missing is the pink pelicans.  But, I'm sure Crockett and Tubbs would approve, of Miley's cover.

"Wrecking Ball" is more rock than "We Can't Stop".  Check out the song and cover below.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Video Fresh: Just Blaze & Baauer feat. JAY Z - "Higher" (Official Short Film)

Check out Just Blaze & Baauer feat. JAY Z - "Higher" the Official Short Film.  Nice.

VMAS in BK: MTV Releases Seating Charts...Gaga & Katy, JT & Yeezus, The Smiths & More Will Take in BK...

MTV is giving us a taste of who will be sitting next to who at Sunday's VMAS in BK.  

Ye & JT will be side-by-side.  And so will Gaga & Katy.  The Smiths will be together, while Taylor will be sitting with her good friend Selena.

So what about Jay & B... No Jay in BK, no Barclays, I just can't see that. I hope he turns out to be one of the big surprises.  A little "Tom Ford".  A little "Holy Grail" maybe a taste of "Picasso Baby".  Make it happen MTV.

Check out more seating charts below.

Video Fresh: Beyoncé Shares Brazil Love in New Promo Video Announces The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour...

It's no secret that B loves Brazil and Brazil loves B!!!   

She and her team created a special video for the Brazilian Leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour--in the video, B shares her own footage of her time in the beautiful country.  

Check out the video below.

The Carter Life: Blue Enjoys Lunch With Her Mom & Dad....

B, Jay & Blue were snapped enjoying Miami and lunching at Silvano on August 15.  They were in the city for Jay's final Legends Of The Summer Stadium Tour.   How cute is Little Blue.  Just adorable.

Check out more family photos below.

B Art: Beyoncé Gets Cinderella Treatment; Todrick Hall Creates Cinderoncé....

Todrick Hall has created a work of art in his latest tribute to Queen B...Cinderoncé is a modern twist to the classic tale of Cinderella set to B's music.  

I just luv it!!!  It's very creative and it's all about the diva!!!

B thanked Todrick on her site today, calling the work amazing and adding "This shoe fits perfect!"

Watch Cinderoncé below.

Kanye's Joy: Kanye Shares Photo of North & Talks Family & Love For Kim on Kris Finale....(Watch The Full Interview)

Kanye showed off his "joy", little North West on Kris Jenner's talk show today.  

Ye treated the Kardashian Matriarch to an interview, where he gushed over his love for Kim & North.  He also talked about the importance of family and his love of art.  

Little North is just adorable.  She's both Ye & Kim, too cute.   I'm sure North will have lots of play dates with Blue!!!

Watch the interview below.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

On Vacay!!!!!

Enjoying fun & sun & lots of happy hour!!!!! Be safe everyone!!!

--Princess Carter

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo Shoot Fresh: Mariah & Oprah Take in NYC + Halle & Nahla Take in LA...

Oprah and Mariah (who roc'd another stylish sling) celebrated the premiere of Lee Daniels' hotly anticipated new film, The Butler, last night in NYC. 

Oprah showed a little skin in a sexy sequin number while Mariah was sexy in all black. Both ladies have roles in the new film.  Oprah has a starring role while, Mariah has a small feature. 

Lady O, also posed for press pictures with the cast and Lee Daniels earlier in the day.

Check out the photo below.

Summer Movie Rewind: Gabrielle Union's "Being Mary Jane"...She's Every Successful Girl's Girl!!!

Relive a perfect summer movie, Gabrielle Union's "Being Mary Jane".

I just love this movie and the character Mary Jane---she's a character so many women will identify with; trying to balance love, independence and a successful career isn't easy, and many women, like Mary Jane struggle with the balance and finding that happy medium, and the one to share your life with.

The movie has been turned into a series that BET will air in 2014.  I can't wait.

Watch the entire movie and Catch up on Ms. Mary Jane below.

In The Mix: Tamar Braxton Releases Cover Art for "Love And War" Album...Set for September 3 Release

Yesterday, Tamar revealed the cover art for her debut, Epic Records, album "Love And War".

Tamar has had two R&B hits with title track "Love And War" and summer jam, "The One".

The album is now available for pre-order on: iTunes.  Tamar's debut hits retailers on September 3, 2013.  You can view the complete track-listing below.

She Came, She Saw, She Conquered: Beyoncé Brings Out Jay Z, Shuts Down Barclays Center & Wraps 1st Leg of U.S. Mrs. Carter Show..

Mrs. Carter ended the first leg of the North American trek of The Mrs. Carter Show last night, in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.  I had the pleasure of seeing B on Saturday at Barclays and she was incredible.  One giant ball of energy.  I never get tired of partying with B at one of her concerts.  She was simply incredible.

Last night she wrapped with a three day Barclay stint.  And she treated the Brooklyn crowd to a special treat--Mr. Carter was the special guest.  (Why not on the 3rd Jay, why!!!)  Jay performed his "Magna Carta" hit "Tom Ford" with B performing her vocals at the end.  She also did a snippet of "Bow Down" ---how luck was that crowd.  

B uploaded photos from the night on her Tumblr.  Check out the performance and some photos of BK's Barclay Stint below.   B will be back in Brooklyn on December 19 (I've got tickets for that one too) and December 22, don't miss the party or the experience.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Video Fresh: JAY Z “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”+ Jay Chats With Bill Maher

Friday Jay appeared on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher--where he talked about politics, income inequality and the pressures of unemployment in Black and Urban communities.  Jay also had a debate with Barney Frank over Stop-And-Frisk and the need for more jobs -vs- more police.   He also addressed the Harry Belafonte issue and much more.  

Directly after the Bill Maher appearance was the debut of JAY Z “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”.  Jay gathered together the art & music worlds for the performance piece--performance artist Marina Abramovic, Alan Cumming, Taraji P. Henson, Fab Five Freddy, Judd Apatow, some of the cast of "Girls", Wale, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Rosie Perez.

Bravo...Jay for once again, treating us to art and expanding Hip-Hop.  

Watch the Bill Maher interview below.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kelly Rowland...Essence Cover Girl: Covers September Fall Style Issue

Kelly's had a pretty good year.  She has a hot album, with two R&B hits:  Kisses Down Low and Dirty Laundry.  And another R&B hit with Fantasia & Missy, With Out Me.  She's got X Factor and Jaguar gigs and now she's got Essence.  She'll grace the coveted Fall Style issue.

 Check out a preview below:
ESSENCE’s September 2013 cover star used to be nervous about sharing her real feelings “’cause I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care,” she says. “Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.”
“For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé,” Rowland says. “That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.”
Through workouts with trainer Jeanette Jenkins and sparring sessions with former boxer Martin Snow, she’s finding her power. “I see the beauty in boxing,” she says. “It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.”  (Source:  Essence)
The revealing interview and photo spread hits newsstands August 9.  Be sure to pick up your copy.