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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Beyoncé Hold Press Conference + NFL Players Talk Beyoncé With NFL.COM (Singing Included)

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After singing the National Anthem live, Beyoncé held a press conference to clear up some things and answer some questions from the media. During the press conference Q&A portion, the 31-year-old singer confirmed that she did lip sync during her Inauguration performance but she will most definitely be performing live during this Sunday’s Super Bowl. She briefly spoke about her daughter and her HBO special but politely passed over questions about a Destiny’s Child reunion and her pick for a Super Bowl champion. Watch a clip below.

On to the fun stuff!

Well it looks like the  fans aren’t the only ones excited about this Sunday’s halftime performance. Beyoncé has some admirers on the field as well and they sat down with NFL.com to talk this year’s Super Bowl super star performer.   A video of the  players was posted and with respect to Jay-Z, the players gushed about B and their favorite songs. A couple of the players even sing! Such a cute video!

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Beyoncé Launches New Fragrance Pulse NYC With Campaign Ad + BTS Video

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Seems like Beyoncé is making headlines just about every other day now. With all the Inauguration and Super Bowl buzz, the Baddie Bey craze is at an all time high and she is riding the wave.

Fans of Beyoncé eat up just about anything she does. At this point, I am pretty sure can’t do any wrong in her fans eyes so they are always asking for more. And more they get.  Beyoncé just released an ad for her fifth fragrance, Pulse NYC and it’s New York glamour.

“I thought that now that I am a New Yorker and I’ve learned about how I can accomplish anything in this city, I felt it was an appropriate energy for the new fragrance,” she says in a behind-the-scenes video for the ad shoot. Watch the BTS video below.

Alicia Keys Named BlackBerry’s New Global Creative Director

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Recently, the Girl On Fire singer Alicia Keys announced she was  joining BlackBerry as their new Global Creative Director. Keys was hired to work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers and the entertainment community to help assist with the new BlackBerry 10 platform.

“I find that in my life a majority of people may consider one phone a play phone and they consider a BlackBerry a work phone,” Keys says. “I think that there is an incredible opportunity to bridge that gap. We can create one device that allows you to do everything. So those things that you might consider play you can still be able to do on your BlackBerry 10. And those things that you consider work you obviously do at the highest efficiency on the BlackBerry 10.”

BlackBerry seemed like a dying breed but I guess they had something in the works all along. Lets see if the new BlackBerry 10 Platform and A. Keys will revive the brand.

Marcel Henson Models For SquareBear Clothing

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In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, actress Taraji P. Henson told the late night talk show host that she was making her  18-year-old son Marcel Henson sit out of college his first semester so he could learn the value of finding a job in the real world. Marcel is quickly showing his mom that regardless of his privileged life, he can hustle up a job.

Marcel Henson landed a campaign deal with California-based clothing line SquareBear. His actress mommy was super proud and tweeted to her followers:

Be different! Get SQUARED UP!!! @mysquarebear I love everything about this brand….especially the model!

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Babyface’s Daughter Peyton Edmonds For GUESS Kids

D5_Logo_Web_zpsd7ce8843Babyface’s little cutie Peyton Edmonds is the newest face for GUESS Kids Spring 2013 campaign. The 4-year-old model posed alongside Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead giving us this Spring’s must-haves. The kiddies were photographed by Elliston Lutz on the beaches of Malibu. They were dressed in colorful denim, vest and skirts.

The first photos were released just a couple of days ago but the campaign ads are already turning up in magazines. Got to love spring photos in the cold winter. That is the beauty of advertising.

Jade Alston’s “Own Your Art” Initiative

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Independent R&B singer/songwriter Jade Alston is gearing up to release her second EP,  “SUNDAY MORNING: Single On A Saturday Night Pt. 2″ on her birthday Tuesday, January 29th. On top of her new music, Jade recently announced a new initiative which the community has been buzzing about.

Jade Alston’s Own Your Art Initiative is an effort to encourage young adults to express themselves through their art and to show that it is possible to make a career out of the arts, if they choose. Through a collaboration between Jade Alston, American Dreaming Magazine and The Rick Foundation, the nonprofit initiative will be hosting a fundraising gala. The gala will be held on February 9th at The Dreaming Building in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are $20 and will include a silent auction, free food and drinks, and a live performance by Jade Alston. If you can’t make the event, you can still sponsor a student by purchasing a ticket.

The funds raised from The “Own Your Art” gala will go towards a multi-city high school/college tour. Support this cause! To learn more, purchase a ticket or sponsor a student, please visit Jade Alston’s website.

KA’OIR Cosmetics Shoots “THE AMERICAN DREAM” Campaign

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Keyshia Kaoir of KA’OIR Cosmetics honored America’s favorite colors for her “THE AMERICAN DREAM” campaign. Rapper Trina and G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady Teyana Taylor joined Keyshia on set rocking red, white and blue lips.

KA’OIR cosmetics photo shoots always pop…with color, of course! The brand does a really good job combining simple and bold. Not sure if that makes sense but that is what is intriguing about the brand.

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BTS: Elease Donovan Shoots New Swimwear Collection

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Season 8 Bad Girl turned designer  Elease Donovan is going full force with her swimsuit line, Elease Donovan Swimwear. After a successful Spring 2012 launch, beach bombshells have been waiting for the new line. Recently, Elease announced the new swimsuits were in and gave us a sneak peak into the photo shoot via Instagram. There is no official release date but keep visiting Elease Donovan Swimwear online for future shopping announcements.

7 Covers, 1 Girl: Rihanna For Complex Magazine

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In honor of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, Complex Magazine revealed seven covers featuring non other than the bad girl herself, Rihanna. The multiple cover shoot was photographed by Zoe McConnell and inside the singer revealed details about her beloved Instagram account, collaborations with Chris Brown, the 777 Tour and much more.

According to Complex, Rihanna has 4.3 million followers on Instagram and has taken over 230 self portraits. “Get a good light,” she advises. “Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day… If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce,” she continued with her self-portrait pointers.

For many, I can bet that was valuable instruction. To read the full story and view all of the photos, visit Complex Magazine online.

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Chef Roblé & Co. Head Back To The Kitchen For Season 2

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Many of us fell in love with Chef Roblé and his cooking crew on the first season of his self-titled BRAVO reality show. It was not only inspiring but refreshing to see a young black Chef on television running his own business and doing it well. The shows humor and minor drama with the staff was an added bonus.

I was a little nervous for a while patiently waiting for season 2 but thanks to an Instagram announcement and several photo hints, my nerves are gone. The second season of Chef Roblé & Co. will premiere February 10th on BRAVO. Are you looking forward to seeing what Chef Roblé and the team will cook up this season?

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