Monthly Archives: December 2012
This Christmas, model/CEO Keyshia Ka’oir released the third installment of Building The Brand. In part three, Keyshia talks millions, giving back, New York Fashion week and so much more. In a super relatable video, you almost feel like you can reach out and touch Keyshia. The Ka’oir Cosmetics brand and its CEO are inspiring. Watch below! Merry Christmas!
We were all devastated and heartbroken over Friday’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. It’s hard to imagine but sadly this has become our reality. We can’t change what happened but we can honor the innocent lives lost by working everyday to become better people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have been affected.
Since the news broke, we have all been trying to cope with the horrific event. For some, music is therapeutic and helps tremendously. Singer Mike Posner like most of the world was moved by the Sandy Hook tragedy. So moved that he recorded a song in dedication to the families of the victims in Newtown. Listen to “Heaven” below.
At the 2012 Team Jordan CP3 celebrity basketball game, NiceKicks.com kicked it with Game to talk sneakers and his everyday rotation. The Jesus Piece rapper broke down his favorites and what he went through to get his first pair ever.
Rapper T.I. is gearing up for the release of his new album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head on December 18th. T. I. is counting down the days until his release and he is bringing us along for the ride. In a 5 part video series, you can get a behind-the-scenes look into a promotional day for the Trouble Man. Check out the first episode here!
Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce took a break from Miami’s Art Basel festivities to enjoy the night life. Last Sunday (December 9th), Jay celebrated the launch of D’USSÉ, a “bold new expression of cognac”, at Liv nightclub. Some of the industry’s brightest including Fabolous, The Dream, Kelly Rowland, DJ Clue, Don P, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor were in attendance. All Gold Everything rapper Trinidad James hit the stage for a performance.
It has been a fast couple of months for rapper Trinidad James. He practically came up overnight. Record labels reached out to him just as quick as the world jumped on his All Gold Everything track. Billboard broke the news and announced his $2 million dollar record deal with Def Jam.
Def Jam’s President Joie Manda is excited to welcome Trinidad James to the team.
We’re excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to the Def Jam family. Def Jam prides itself as both a cornerstone of hip-hop’s rich tradition, and as a vital, forward-thinking label dedicated to breaking and nurturing emerging artists. Trinidad James represents the cutting-edge of what’s happening in the culture today. We are thrilled to have him at the label, and look forward to growing his already massive buzz.”
Wendy’s audience was in for a special treat today when Tamar Braxton and Wiz Khalifa stopped by the show.
Tamar just debuted her new single, “Love and War” which shot to #1 on iTunes. She stopped by to perform the hit for the first time on daytime television. Tamar graced the stage and even got a couple of tears out of Wendy after she hit the high note.
Tamar left her mark on the stage and rapper Wiz Khalifa left a scent on the couch. He talked marriage, fatherhood and his new album O.N.I.F.C. with Wendy.
Watch the two below!
During her birthday bash in LA today, Basketball Wives Miami star Evelyn Lozada unveiled what everyone is calling a “cheeky” campaign ad for PETA. Evelyn’s winter themed I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur Rather campaign was shot by photographer, Drexina Nelson.
When Lozada sat down with PETA she explained that after watching footage of animals being tortured for fashion she was persuaded to bare it all for the campaign and be a voice for the animals. “You can verbalize what happens to these animals a thousand times, but when you see it, it definitely clicks in… and it did for me,” said Lozada.
Lozada definitely seems to be keeping her self busy after her messy quickie marriage. On top of being the new celebrity fitness blogger for Latina.com, she is filming the fifth season of her reality show. Her PETA partnership will featured on the show which will air this Spring.
Watch the behind the scenes footage below.
Beyoncé first linked up with Pepsi back in 2001 and now the two powerhouses have reunited for what has been reported as a $50 million dollar deal. Not only does the deal include Limited Edition Series cans but album promotion, concerts, videos and creative advertising. “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve,” said Beyoncé . She continued, “As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity.”
Parkwood Entertainment general manager Lee Anne Callahan-Longo revealed to the NY Times, “It’s wise for a brand like Pepsi to give an artist the ability to truly express herself, instead of just the old-school way of, ‘Do you want to be in an advertisement?’ This is much bigger. This is, ‘How can we create something together that is truly unique?’ ”
Predictions are that the big Pepsi/Beyoncé explosion will happen around the time of her 2013 Superbowl performance. Look out for a commercial and rumored new music around that time.
Since having her first child, actress Tia Mowry has made health and fitness a priority and it is really apparent on her hit reality show Tia & Tamera on STYLE. During last weeks episode we saw Tia take a special interest in yoga and decide to film a yoga DVD with yoga superstar Tara Stiles. For all of you who were wondering when and where you can get the DVD, it is now available.
Tiamowryyoga.com says the two-disc DVD bundle “gives you easy well-balanced workouts that soothe your inner being and strengthen your core, while sharpening your technique and sculpting the body.” Watch the clip below and order your set today.