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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ne-Yo Teams Up with Malibu Rum to Launch Malibu Red

R&B singer and actor Ne-Yo has entered into a new partnership with Malibu Rum to launch Malibu Red. While most artist are trying their hand in audio hardware, Ne-Yo has joined Diddy (Ciroc) and Ludacris (Conjure) in the liquor and spirits business.

Ne-Yo is not just lending his name to this new product, he is acting as the Creative Director. “From music to film and everything in between, Malibu and I have been working behind-the-scenes to create a rich experience for Malibu Red that allows me to naturally bring my story telling, acting, singing and dancing to the table,” Ne-Yo said. [SOURCE] Speaking of music, Ne-Yo created a  song to accompany the rum entitled Burning Up” which he recently debuted at a performance in NYC. Watch some footage from ChanceTV of the performance below.

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Andre Leon Talley Inks Deal with Bravo for Reality Show

Die hard fashion followers are probably some where celebrating and throwing back shots! Former Vogue editor at large, Andre Leon Talley just signed his name on the dotted line of a contract with Bravo for his very own reality show. Look out for Fashion Stories of NYC. The highly anticipated reality show will focus on emerging fashion designers creating fashion lines under Talley’s supervision and direction. If you remember Talley from judging America’s Next Top Model then you know that he tells it like it is so I’m sure Fashion Stories of NYC will be interesting.

Actress Regina Hall Spices Up “Think Like A Man” Interview

During a recent interview with the “Think Like A Man” cast, co-star Regina Hall took it upon herself to spice it up a bit. Hall innocently flirted with each of her male cast members starting with Kevin Heart and made her way to the laps of  Michael Ealy, Romany Malco, Terrence J and Jerry Ferrara. The men were trying to keep straight faces but Hall was giving them each a taste of heaven making it very hard. The interview was hilarious and it was all in good fun. Watch below!

Nicki Minaj Inks New Deal with Pepsi

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj is making BIG bucks. Minaj is a deal inking pro and has already signed on the dotted line for OPI, MAC, Mattel and now Pepsi.

Minaj recently signed a multimillion dollar deal  with Pepsi to become the face of a new Pepsi beverage.  A commercial for the new beverage will debut with the actual drink to follow within the next few months. Derek Jackson, the Glue agency chief who developed the deal said, “That’ll be a segue into a new beverage Pepsi has, called ‘Pop,’ and she’ll be the face of the brand … it’s going to be explosive.”

See [Forbes] for more!

Andre 3000 for Gillette Campaign

Seems like we are having no luck getting new music from Andre 3000 but the rapper in demand is gracing the commercial campaign scene as one of three faces of  Gillette’s “Masters of Style” campaign for the Fusion ProGlide Styler. Adrien Brody and Gael Garcia Bernal joins Andre in this campaign.

As a campaign bonus, Andre 3000 talks style with Gillette. I really wish he would talk about cutting those braids but I guess for now it will just remain wishful thinking.

Nicole Ari Parker’s “Save Your Do” GymWrap

Actress Nicole Ari Parker has created something AMAZING. I haven’t used the product but the idea is amazing on its own. Studies have shown that African-American women tend to shy away from exercise because of their hair. The lack of exercise has caused a nationwide health issue which inspired Parker to create the ultimate gym hair wrap so hair will no longer be an excuse.

Save Your Do™ GymWrap is a stylish headband developed with a patent-pending revolutionary “Edge Control Technology” that minimizes sweat absorption through a unique blend of materials that allows heat to escape while letting cool air in. The moisture ‘wicking’ process occurs at the molecular level within the fabric resulting in drier flat hair! [SOURCE]

Watch Nicole talk about her new product below!

Lady Gaga Tweets Her OMG Girlz Obsession

Major brands are paying celebs to tweet about their products so it’s safe to say that a Tweet can be worth millions.

Today, Lady Gaga expressed how much she adores the Tiny’s colorful girl group OMG Girlz. She posted the YouTube link to their “Gucci This, Gucci That” video after admitting her slight obsession. Gaga has over 20 million followers. That is MAJOR exposure for the group. I’m sure new fans will be popping up every where after today. At the very least, I think the Girlz should send Gaga a thank you card.

Waka Flocka Does PETA for The Second Time

Last year, Rapper Waka Flocka Flame appeared naked in a campaign ad for PETA promoting animal rights. This year, he is fully clothed bringing awareness to dog abuse in his second campaign. During the shoot of this campaign, Waka visited the Atlanta Humane Society  and got a chance to share why he feels it is importance to show your pets lots of love.

Kiyan Anthony Does Jordan Kids

“LaLa’s Full Court Life” camera’s caught Kiyan Anthony at his Jordan Kids photo-shoot. Carmelo has his hand in the Jordan brand with shoes and apparel, so it is only fitting that his son puts his face on the kids line.

You can catch all of this and more when the all new season premiers March 19 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1.

Brandy May Honor Whitney Houston With New Album Title

Rumor has it that Brandy’s sixth studio album will be dedicated to Whitney Houston. Her upcoming album is slated to be released during June of this year with the title “Two Eleven”. “Two Eleven” references her birthday which was also the day she lost her mentor Whitney Houston.

Though the album title may be honoring Whitney, Brandy has expressed that she is not ready to sing any Whitney songs. However she did explain the tone of her album to Rolling Stone. “I’m reinventing myself and I feel fearless,” Brandy told Rolling Stone. “I haven’t done R&B in a very long time. This album is rooted in R&B. The sound is different, it’s about love. It’s mature, it’s gritty, it’s edgy.” [SOURCE]

Can’t wait to hear it!

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