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July 31, 2005

BITCH WHAT DO YOU KNOW?(GETTING RID OF YOUR EX)

Bitch what do you know is my series on giving advice,last week's topic was on cheating.This week's is about letting go of the ass from your past.
The story starts like this:It was a rainy night,he called you crying and telling you that he needs to see you.You go to his place to find out why is the person that broke your heart two months ago calling you.Then,you realize he's called you crying at least once a week since you've broke up.This time,his newest girlfriend has been making life miserable for hm and he needed comforting and your stupid ass went running.No! Let's not let the ex get the best of us. I've compiled some tips for making a clean break from Mr. X.
1- Take him off that pedestal-Don't build him up into something great. Do Not gaze lovingly at pictures of him. Don't jump to answer his e-mail or phone calls. And definitely don't go out of your way for him. He no longer deserves preferential treatment.
2- Get closure...-It's essential to definitively end any hopes of reconciliation between the two of you. He owes you the courtesy of telling you: "I never loved you. I don't love you now. We'll never get back together." Let me tap your forehead my sister/brother you will now begin to heal!
3-No More Contact!-Don't beg or cry. Don't drunk-dial. Don't write an e-mail. Don't send packages or CDs. Don't dedicate a song on the radio.They will find you if they want to. And even if you can talk your way back into their arms, it's only a temporary reprieve. He already knows you want him back, and he does not give a fuck. Take that as a sign.
4-Avoid her friends & the places she hangs- Find new places to hang out for the first few months and make new friends, if necessary. If any of your friends insist on maintaining contact with him, you may have to shut them out, too -- at least temporarily. After some time has passed, you should go back to living normally, and that means hanging out at these places and reconnecting with traitiors,,,I mean, mutual friends.
5-Sleep with another guy immediately- Take shelter in the arms of another. the rebound is the shit! Plenty of heartbroken people go this route and for a very good reason -- it makes you feel better, even if it's only temporary. So go out there and feel better about yourself!
6-Throw away anything that reminds you of her-Pictures, gifts, clothing, letters, and e-mail,get it out of your living area, or at least out of your sight. If that means giving away roughly half of your wardrobe to get rid of the memory of her, so be it. As a rule, if the object makes you think of them, discard it. This can save your sanity. Remember Waiting to Exhale?
7-Hang out with your friends-Let your peeps give you a reality check on how your ex wasn't all that to begin with, and that there are more fish in the sea. Hanging with friends can go a long way towards getting your head straight.
8-Don't try to get your stuff back- Unless it's a diamond ring or something that's one-of-a-kind, you're better off not contacting them to get it back. DVDs, clothes, your extra toothbrush... just let 'em go. They're only possessions. Is it really worth the pain of being in their presence just to reclaim a pair of boxer shorts? Don't exchange your dignity for menial belongings.The Ex would love to tell that story to the new date.
9-Remember the bad times-If you start to feel weak,think about all the times that The Ex embarassed you in front of your friends or blamed you for shit you didn't do or never complimented you on your new hairstyle but made sure to comment when it didn't look good.
10-Seduce somebody he's jealous of-this has always been a fave of mine.Could you imagine walking into a party with the guy that your ex thought was so fucking hot and they hated them for it?Priceless.

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MARIO IN CONCERT

HERE ARE PICS OF TEEN HOTTIE MARIO AT THE DESTINY'S CHILD SHOW ON 7/29 WHICH WAS FAB BY THE WAY.HE HAS DEFINITELY GROWN UP AND I THINK WE SHOULD LET HIM LOVE US.ENJOY,I DID...TWICE
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July 29, 2005

THE HOLLYHOOD WEEK

Well week one of my new format has come to an end and I am both delighted and exhausted.I looked at the whole week's worth of articles and as I scrolled down reading each post with a new eye I have to say I really like it,and I hope you do too.Here's a rundown of links to some of the things you might have missed.Enjoy!
SEX tips for the sexually shy(or bored)
MODEL CITIZEN-Pics of the sexy model Darren Malcolm
HOW TO MAKE 5 SUMMER CLASSIC DRINKS
SIGNS YOUR LOVER IS CHEATING
SUMMER COLOGNES
APARTMENT DECOR ON A BUDGET
AND LOTS OF SCANDALICIOUS GOSSIP!!
p.s. if you checked out Mariah's new video there's a scene where she's driving down the street and passes the famed Hollywood sign but instead of Hollywood it said HOLLYHOOD...dat's hot!

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FUNNY QUOTE OF THE DAY

HOMOSEXUALITY IS GOD'S WAY OF ENSURING

THAT THE TRULY GIFTED

AREN'T BURDENED WITH CHILDREN.

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HIGHLY F**KABLE

TAYE DIGGS-is absolutely yummy.I was not feeling him at all when we first got a glimpse of the chocoalte delight in How Stella Got ...but, since then I have been hauling my ass to the movies everytime he's in one,hoping to get a glimpse of that body nude,semi-nuse,boxers,something!! Don't his movies sound like porn titles,The Wood,Brown Sugar,How Stella Got Her Groove Back,The Best Man.
What makes him fuckable?I think it's his perfect smile,warm and at the same time cocky.To us women he seems non-threatening but would still lay it DOWN in the bedroom.His body is not that muscular but well defined and that's very in with me right now,I was so into skinny guys last year.On the one night stand meter I give him a yes.
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HOLIDAY N.'s DIET CHALLENGE (PART 2)

LET'S GET PHYSICAL
Yesterday I challenged the lazy people that read HollyHood to get in some kind of shape for all the great Labor Day events.Yesterday I gave you the Atkins Diet which has been a fave of mine(and celebs) to lose some weight quickly for an event.Today we'll discuss exercise.I know,you're like "I hate exercise,why can't I just do the diet?"Well,unless you want to have saggy skin you're gonna have to keep it tight and working out is the key.Today I'll give you my 2 week at home shape up(when I don't want to be bothered by some trainer yelling "I can do it")
Every other day I will post tips from celebs,trainers,models,and others who are event dieters such as oursleves so keep checking back and start this challenge a.s.a.p.!!
Cardio- is important because it promotes excellent cardio vascular health and it burns body fat effectively.You have to do something that gets your heart pumping at higher rate for at least 45 minutes to an hour daily during the course of the diet.Biking,skating,jump rope,power walking,running,jogging,dancing,if you can do a half hour of jumping jacks or buy/rent/borrow an aerobics tape,I prefer Tae-Bo.Start off slow the first 3 days and then keep adding on 15 minutes until you can do either do two 45 minute sessions a day(one day,one night) or at least an hour a day.
After your 45 minute cardio,get down and do as many crunches as you possibly can,I'm serious.Do 10 more than the last one you can do!Me and Ashanti have the same trainer and he always makes us do 10 more than the last one we think we can do.Do the same with push ups,watch your form and don't be a bitch ass and do them lazy because I'm just tryna make sure you're a head turner at that picnic,party,pride,whateva.
Next you can go over to a chair in your house and do the following exercises:
Dips-with your body facing away from the seat of the chair(like it would be if you were sitting)put your hands on the side of the chair and using your body weight lower yourself as close to ground without touching it as possible and come back up slowly,do at least 2 sets of 15 and every 3 days add on a couple more.
Squats-to tone up them thighs and booties we are gonna face the chair again(as if we were about to sit) and slowly sit down on the seat of the chair for 2 seconds and stand up slowly while contracting your glutes(squezzing your ass muscles) and then repeat,do this for 2 sets of 15 and add on a few more reps every 3 days.(This exercise can be done with weights if you have)
Arms-if you don't have access to some dumbells(not Jessica Simpson,weights) you can use two 1 gallon watter bottles and do as many curls(plus 10) as you can.
This regimine is not as hasrd as it reads and after Day 6 it actually starts to feel good as the effects of the diet and exercise start to show.Also,you can weigh yourself 1x the first day and then again on Day 7 and then not again until the last day(Day 14).It's not weight you wanna lose..it's inches!

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GOSSIP TO GO 7/29

Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez shared her thoughts about Ben Affleck’s impending baby with Elle magazine. Her ex-boyfriend Affleck married his girlfriend Jennifer Garner last month and the couple has confirmed that a little one is not only on the way, but will guest star on her ABC series “Alias” next season – as Garner’s pregnancy will be written into the role. J-Lo, who has said that motherhood is one of her ultimate dreams, said of Bennefer 2’s baby in the oven: "I hope that they're happy. You know, it's a beautiful thing. There are no hard feelings." When Elle later apologized for raising the subject, she responded: "Yeah, you depressed me."
DESPERATE,BUT NOT A HOUSEWIFE...YET
Actress Eva Longoria has opened up to People magazine about her romance with Tony Parker of her hometown NBA team, the San Antonio Spurs. "What's not to like?" the 30-year-old “Desperate Housewives” star tells the magazine. "He's 6'2", I'm 5'2", so it's not too bad.” The couple’s recent photo-ops in China and Paris have led to rumors of an engagement ring on her finger. “Absolutely not,” Longoria told the magazine.
BEEP BEEP MISSY GOT THE KEYS TO JEEP
Chrysler has hired the artist to produce music for a 30-second spot advertising its new Jeep Commander, due in September and billed as the first such vehicle to feature three rows of seats, reports Allhiphop.com. According to reports, Misdemeanor is also in talks to appear in the commercial.
THE DIVA LOVES HIS GIRL
HE'S written about wanting to kill and torture his ex-wife Kim Mathers, but Eminem still loves her and wants to get back together with the woman who was convicted of felony cocaine possession two years ago. "Every day he has a break from [the Anger Management Tour], he flies home to be with Kim and his daughter, Hailie," one source said. "Em loves Kim — he has a hard time meeting other women because he always questions their motives. He knows Kim loved him before he was famous for who he really is." A rep for Eminem, who plays Madison Square Garden next week, declined comment.
BRANDY GOES HOME
According to mtv.com, Brandy stated that she is in the early stages of working with Rodney Jerkins on her 5th album,the two worked together on 2 of her last albums and stopped being cool after Rodney mad statements about her "marriage" to his cousin. Word has it that she's signed to her brother's, Ray J's Knockout Entertainment which was once apart of Sanctuary, but now is looking for a new home. Those said to be interested is Sony and Russell Simmons.
TEXT 69 TO VOTE OFF PAULA
Would Idol be the same without the ditzy-but-sweet Paula Abdul? Viewers may find out. Fox and the producers of the music competition have launched an investigation into former contestant Corey Clark's claims that he had an affair with Abdul while he was on the show. If the investigation isn't completed by August 18, which is when auditions for the fifth season begin, Abdul will be permitted to return to work. When the independent counsel finishes their investigation, Paula's fate will be decided.
YOUR HEART CAN BEAT AGAIN...SIMPLE LIFE RETURNS
A Fox exec confirmed that Paris and Nicole will be back on screen for a fourth season of The Simple Life whether they like it or not.
CRAZY CELEB DIET OF THE DAY
TeenToday.co.uk reports that Christina Aguilera has been on a diet in which each meal is made up of four food items; one crunchy, one soft, one hot and one cold. The singer also requires that the plate must also be made up of food in bold, contrasting colors. "Christina is sticking to it religiously," a source close to Aguilera said. "She has a chef with her most of the time to whip up exactly the right meal."

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MUSIC BIZNESS

SCREAMING MIMI STILL # 1
Americans still can’t get enough of Mariah Carey’s latest single “We Belong Together.” The ballad remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the ninth non-consecutive week, interrupted for only one week in late June by “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood’s “Inside Your Heaven.”
Mimi’s sizzler also clocks a 10th week at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and knocks 50 Cent’s "Just a Lil Bit" from its perch atop Billboard's exclusive Hot Ringtones chart with a 4-1 jump.
Mariah loses her three-week reign on the Pop 100 after being unseated by the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" featuring Busta Rhymes, which climbs 4-1. The catty tune moves up 4-3 on the Hot 100 to settle in behind Rihanna's "Pon de Replay,” at No. 2 for the second week.
Missy Elliot's "Lose Control" featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop moves up 6-4; Bow Wow's "Let Me Hold You" featuring Omarion climbs 8-5, and Ludacris' "Pimpin' All Over the World" featuring Bobby Valentino moves up three spots into the top 10 at No. 9.
Other tracks making notable Hot 100 moves this week include Gwen Stefani's "Cool" (50-35), Kanye West's "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (69-43) and Jermaine Dupri's "Gotta Getcha" (75-60).
Bow Wow has the Hot 100's top debut with "Like You" featuring Ciara jumping in at No. 63. Other debuts this week include Pretty Ricky's "Your Body" (No. 88), P$C's "I'm a King" featuring T.I. and Lil' Scrappy (No. 91) and Charlie Wilson's "Charlie Last Name: Wilson" (No. 92).

THE INC DRIED UP?
An anonymous source has told SOHH.com that Irv Gotti’s “The Inc” label has officially severed ties with Island Def Jam and on Wednesday moved out of its 9th Ave office.
As previously reported, Island Def Jam [IDJ] was rumored to have begun its dissolution talks with the troubled label in May, prompted by complaints from other tenants in the building who feared for their safety following the company’s 2003 raid by the feds. There was also speculation that IDJ wanted to wash The Inc off its hands because the imprint’s shady image threatened to soil its reputation.
The FBI raid stemmed from allegations that Gotti and Queens drug lord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff laundered over $1 million in drug money to fund Murder Inc, which has since been renamed The Inc.
A close source now tells SOHH.com that IDJ let go of The Inc. as part of an agreement to avoid federal authorities from including them in their probe of Gotti’s label. Def Jam was likely to be investigated, the web site reports, because it contributed $500,000 to the soundtrack for Murder Inc’s film “Crime Partners,” which was co-produced and co-written by McGriff.
Under the alleged agreement, the feds refused to name Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam in its indictment on Gotti and his label, which was revealed in January. The two music groups were instead referred to as “the other companies.”
Gotti had been rumored to be in talks with Warner Music Group and EMI as possible distributors for The Inc. SOHH is now reporting that WMG has indeed offered Gotti the president position at its Atlantic Records

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July 28, 2005

106 IN PARK?

After five years of hosting BET's highly rated video countdown show "106 & Park," AJ and Free announced their departure during Thursday's live broadcast of BET's "106 & Park."View the goodbye here
While sitting on the famed “106” couch and holding a cellphone with co-host Free on the other line, a tearful AJ told the television and studio audience, “This is our last live show...But this isn’t the last time you’ll see us.”(BET.COM) They will be missed.
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FOR THE FASHIONISTAS AND THOSE WHO LOVE US

I'm Gonna Be Here!!
Hang out with celebs, shop for top-shelf wares at bargain-basement prices, support a good cause, and walk out with an insane goodie bag? Now that's a good weekend. Kelly Ripa will host Super Saturday 8 (dubbed the "Rolls Royce of garage sales") on July 30 in Water Mill to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Besides discounted goods from 200-plus designers, including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and John Varvatos, guests can also win one of ten half-carat diamond rings in a raffle. But all good things must come with a price: Tickets are $400-$600, $100 for kids 5-16. supersaturday.info
NORDSTROM'S ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT
Be prepared: The maelstrom of Nordstrom's spectacular Anniversary Sale is still going on.Nordstrom
NICOLE FARHI SUMMER SALE
The place where I got most of my summer linens and all of the antiques in my den from,Nicole Farhi is still having their summer sale 30-60% off.Ask for Rigo he's my usual salesperson(he has the same name of one of my good friends).
New York's Best Kept Shopping Secret
I once had the honor of going shopping with the infamous stylist to the stars Derek Khan and Miss Honey took me to this place where he got great designer shit for way below costs.Some of it is second hand(I bought 6 pairs of Manolo's that were worn 1x each by Sarah Jessica and Kim Catrall on Sex and the City for $275)and some of the stuff is just given to the store by designers.Anyaway the store is called Gabay's and it's fabulous and they're having a sale on everything in the store!

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HOLIDAY N.'S DIET CHALLENGE (Day 1)

So you hid your body all summer long because your ass was too lazy to hit the gym in the fall and winter?Well summer's not over yet and for those of you that would love to look great for at least the end of summer I have some dieting tips for you.
Being the social heavy socialite that I am,I meet lots of models and celebs that I boldly ask for workout and diet tips all the time.Yes I'm beautiful but sometimes I could stand to burn up a pound or two(ladies don't we always?).
I say all you people that have 15-20 lbs that you'd love to drop by that fab Labor Day Party,let mama guide you.
Now some of these tips are a bit unorthodox and you should definitely consult you doctor before trying anything I say(I'm not a trainer but I have been using them since I was 17).These are tips for people that are looking to drop a few pounds in short amount of time.it's been done by many a celeb for video shoots,premieres,photos,and red carpets and your big ass could do it too : )
I will be your guide for 2 weeks keeping you motivated and giving you celebrity diet and exercise tips every other day.Today I'll start with my favorite quick weight loss diet tips and tomorrow we'll discuss exercise and then every other day for 2 weeks I'll be on your asses.
ATKINS DOES WORK
The popular fad diet by the late Dr. Atkins which started the whole low carb revolution was popular for a reason...it worked! It's possible to lose at least 11 lbs in 2 weeks when this diet is done right.
The diet is very simple and inexpensive(what do you care?you didn't spend your money on an expensive health club so get crackin!)
The diet works by consuming as much healthy proteins as you can and as little (bad) carbs as you can.A 145lb person should consume 75 grams of protein a day on this diet,so figure your consumption accordingly.You must read the back of the packages to figure out how much carb and protein something has.
Things you can eat:
Lean meats(Turkey,beef,white meat chicken) Grill,steam,broil, get creative so you don't get bored.
Fish(all varieties)
cheese
salads(hold that creamy dressing)
low carb protein bars(some have 40 grams of protein per serving!)
low carb protein shakes
egg whites
diet soda
green tea
Things to avoid:
regular soft drinks
sugar
flour
bread
milk
cereals
wheat products
fried foods
dessert snacks
starches(rice,pasta,potato things)
It seems easy but this can be a really hard diet but the good news is it's only for two weeks.If you must have bread,eat 1 slice if you must have anything from the no no list eat just a piece of it.
I also take a fiber supplement like Metamucil(a tablespoon in the morning,and one in the evening)
Drink lots of water at least 8 glasses
NO COFFEE, because you'll be having sugar and milk with it!

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MEET AND GREET AUTHOR FREDERICK SMITH

Frederick Smith is the author of the new novel DOWN FOR WHATEVER.A mesmerizing first novel in the tradition of E. Lynn Harris and James Earl Hardy that follows the lives of four friends in L.A., who wonder if true love can be found where Latino, Black, and Gay Pride collide with the intricacies of family, community, ethnicity, and class. What do you get when you mix Queer as Folk with Sex and the City and throw in some spice and color?Down for Whatever baby.I'm down, is yo ass?
Buy DOWN FOR WHATEVER and meet author Frederick Smith at the following locations and dates in NYC(check his website at http://www.fredericksmith.net/ for when he'll be in your neck of the hood.

August 4, 2005. 6:45 pm Reading and Signing
Bluestockings
172 Allen St.
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August 4, 2005. 8:45 pm.
Signing
Chi Chiz
136 Christopher St.
New York City

August 5, 2005
Reading and Signing Pride In The City
Black Out Arts Series
5 - 11 pm
Brooklyn Marriott
33 Adams St.
Brooklyn.

August 6, 2005 (time TBA)
Derrick L. Briggs "Books Are Sexy" Book Club Discussion
45 Waverly Ave. (btwn. Park and Flushing Ave.)
Brooklyn

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GOSSIP TO GO 7/28

THE BABY MAMA'S "ALIAS"
Ever since Jennifer Garner's belly started to swell, Alias fans have wondered if their favorite butt-kicking spy would be pregnant on the show as well.Yesterday, ABC's programming chief, Stephen McPherson, confirmed that Garner's pregnancy will be worked into the storyline. "We are going to embrace the fact that she's pregnant," he confirmed. The father of Syd's baby is fellow agent Michael Vaughn, who is played by Garner's real-life ex, Michael Vartan. (Now that's HollyHood baby!) In real life, Garner is expecting her first child with Ben Affleck around Christmas. The couple, who met while filming the 2003 film Daredevil, was married in June. Alias returns for a fifth season on September 29.
ART IMITATING LIFE IMITATING ART
Us Weekly reports that Brad and Angelina are officially cohabitating.
CARRIE WINS AGAIN
American Idol's Carrie Underwood and Coldplay's Chris Martin have been voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in an online poll conducted by PETA. Happy happy soy soy.
IS HE FOR REAL?
A lovesick Kenyan official offered Bill and Hillary Clinton a dowry of 20 cows and 40 goats for their daughter Chelsea's hand in marriage. "I love her," Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor told CNN yesterday. "I've not met her personally, but I've seen her through the media." Is he serious?I know I'm worth at least 50 goats.
THIS SHOULD BE GOOD
DAYTIME TO DVD: Oprah Winfrey releasing a 20th anniversary DVD in November featuring highlights from two decades of The Oprah Winfrey Show, per the Hollywood Reporter.
CHART ATTACK: Now That's What I Call Music! 19 topping the charts with 436,000 copies sold, per Nielsen SoundScan data.
HE NOT ONLY SPITS LYRICS: The Daily Star reports that former G-Unit member The Game spat on a audience member at his Manchester Apollo gig after the person mentioned 50 Cent. An onlooker revealed, "A kid next to me shouts 'Big up 50'. The Game turned on his heels and screamed, 'Who said that?' When he discovered the culprit in the front row he strode over and spat in his face."
"BUFFALOS DON'T HAVE WINGS BUT LA DOES HAVE JAILS" : A public relations assistant pretending to be Jessica Simpson's assistant was arrested for allegedly bilking companies out of merchandise by pretending it was going to be delivered to Simpson. Courtney Handel of New Jersey allegedly set up an email in the name of Simpson's real assistant and solicited gifts.
FREEZE,YOU'RE UNDER A BREAST:A photographer accused of trying to blackmail Cameron Diaz was convicted of forgery, attempted grand theft and perjury on Tuesday. John Rutter was found guilty of trying to sell topless pictures he took of Cameron when she was an unknown 19-year-old model. He faces a maximum of more than five years in prison. In a statement released by her publicist, the Charlie's Angels star said, "Although I wish that this unfortunate situation hadn't occurred in the first place, I am very gratified that justice has been served."

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DIVA ENCOUNTER ALERT

Mariah Carey spent some time with a group of kids and friends the Tibidabo Park in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday (July 24) as part of her last concert in the Spanish city. Mariah Carey is out with the video to her new single 'Shake It Off', from the album 'The Emancipation Of Mimi'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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July 27, 2005

FREE YOUR MIND...AND THE BREAST WILL FOLLOW

Take a look at Free looking absolutely gorgeous and sexy in the latest King Magazine.I don't know how many times she had to fuck Harry Potter to get the spell to look that good but the shit worked!
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WHEN GADGETS GO GLAMOUR

21ST CENTURY LOCKET
The "Digital Locket" MP3 player has earned its name by displaying photos during playback. Its SNT Color display can display images the size of 100x65 pixels. The headset acts as a necklace pretty much like the iPod Shuffle, except that this little capusule player has a lot more features and style. These coin sized players have Voice recorder, FM tuner, support MP3 and WMA, and come in 1GB capacity. They are very lightweight and battery life is up to 16 hours.PRICING INFO HERE.
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A JUICY IDEA
Juicy Couture added these soft velour laptop cases to their plush case collection. They have the groovy tie die with a purple leather trim and "Vintage Juicy" embroidered across the front. If you don't like the groovy case, try the Purple or Green cases with signature contrast-stiched shield logo on the front that say "J'aime Juicy.$75.00 AT NEIMAN MARCUS
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HAVE A MODERN DAY BATHHOUSE IN YOUR HOME
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iHouse in Brazil has developed the Smart Hydro, a smart tub that will draw a bath according to the user's preferences when activated via a bluetooth remote. The Hydromassage function is a nice touch, as is the transparent design for all you exhibitionists out there. At present, it seems that iHouse is only dealing with construction and development companies, not individual consumers so your ass will have to wait for this one...literally.

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APARTMENT DECOR ON A BUDGET (PART 1)

Owning a home is part of the American dream, but purchasing a house may not fit in your budget right now. In fact, more than half of the people in the United States lives in some type of apartment.
If you’ve ever rented a house or apartment, you’ve probably stared at your blank walls and wished you could make your house look more like home. “How can I decorate when I can’t even punch nails in the walls?” you think to yourself. However, home decorating can be done even when you are “borrowing” the walls for a while. After all, it is your home for now, and why shouldn’t it look its best? Decorating on a budget with little or no impact can be hard, but it is not impossible! Landlords control what happens to their property which they are “loaning” to you as you rent. Altering your existing furniture or adding new, non-permanent decorations can help in many ways.
COLOR ME BAD
One of the most obvious "decorating" techniques is also one of the most time-consuming. But there's a reason why a new coat of paint and change of color can infuse new life into any space -- it's the first thing you notice when you walk into a room. Whether you decide to pick up a brush yourself or enlist the help of your girlfriend or a professional painter, it's up to you to choose the color.
Remember that a lighter color makes a place look bigger while a darker color can have the opposite effect; but that doesn't mean you can't experiment with a different color rather than the usual white or "eggshell." While neutrals are a "safer" option, softer shades of earth tones are gaining in popularity. Some popular wall colors include cappuccino or mocha brown, sage green and light blue.
And don't limit yourself to one-dimensional options; if you hire a pro, you can consider a more textured painting technique, which can add a whole other effect to your walls. If you do it yourself, you can also opt for "special effect" paint, which has different textures like denim, suede, linen, and sandstone, for example.
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Naturally a complement to a room's wall color, lighting can lend an entirely new dimension to a room. Just think of the effect that the right lighting can have on a film or TV show.
Invest in some cool floor lamps, table lamps, and even ceiling fixtures (if applicable). There is an abundance of lamp options out there, and there's no reason for you to have to resort to a lamp from the local hardware store. From wood to leather bases, and "Zen"-looking shades, your minimalist-looking lamps can give your place maximum appeal.
LET'S GET SOME FURNITURE UP IN THERE
If you don't want to actually purchase new furniture, you can resort to rearranging your space. Angling your bed, table and sofa in a new direction can infuse new energy to your space. When you moved in, you may have simply placed your dining room table, couch, bed, and dresser without a second thought, rather than trying out all the different options. You may even discover that your home has a lot more space than you're used to or suspected.
But you could also take the more expensive route, and invest in some cool additions to your home. The right accessories and/or furniture can become the focal point of a room, giving it a whole new spin.
The following is a list of furniture or accessories you should consider for various rooms in the house (whichever ones you want to spruce up):
Coffee table: an ottoman can also serve as a coffee table.
End table
Chairs: An original, trendy chair can become the life of your living room.
Rug: you can go funky with a bright shag carpet, or classic with a traditional area rug.
Art: Go for something conversational and original, like a vintage poster or abstract art.
Wall unit
Aquarium with exotic fish
Vases filled with fresh bamboo, stones, or apples, pears, lemon, or lime.
Throw cushions
Wine rack
Bar stools
It might seem like a lot of work, but your home is a direct reflection of you and if you don't care for it, who will?

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GOSSIP TO GO 7/27

D'ANGELO IS DOING CLIVE DAVIS
J-Records artists Alicia Keys and Maroon5 may soon get D’Angelo as a labelmate. Sources tell Billboard.com that the mellow crooner, who disappeared amidst a purple haze in 2002 after releasing his second album for Virgin, has already made the move to J, however, the Sony BMG-owned label has yet to confirm anything.
In April, D'Angelo, (real name Michael Archer), pled guilty in a Virginia District Court to charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence of alcohol, and received a combined 100-day suspended jail sentence. The charges stemmed from a January incident in which the singer was pulled over in a Richmond suburb.
The New York Times reports that Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is ready to make strategic moves with in Sean John clothing company in an effort to lose its “urban” reputation and become more universal. Diddy told the paper that his first step is to drop the bold logo and “SJ” initials that grace his clothing. "I'm putting you on rations," he told his designers, according to the New York Times. "From now on, I want people to read the name without seeing the name. You get me?"
Although the label still makes lots of money, it saw a drop in sales in the last two years and a net loss last year, according to the Times. Industry watchers say the downward swing signals a decreased interest in urban fashion.
Pregnant Jennifer Garner is having her pregnancy written into her hit series, Alias. Garner got married to actor Ben Affleck in June. Their first baby is due around Christmas. When Alias returns for its fifth season on September 29, Garner's character will be mentoring a young agent.
ADIOS MIO AYUDAME!!
JOHN Leguizamo (above) was more than fashionably late to the post-premiere party for his new movie, "Sueño" — but he sure had a good excuse. The affable actor was trapped inside an elevator at the Regal Union Square theater after Monday night's screening, and firefighters had to break through the top of the cab to rescue him. A shaken Leguizamo recounted the harrowing episode to Libation restaurant owner Denis Keane when he finally arrived at the after-party, saying he thought the elevator cord had snapped and he "was going to die."
HE'S DIVALICIOUS!
LIKE many of us, Eminem apparently hates listening to other people crunch popcorn and talk at the movies. Unlike the rest of us, he's got enough dough to do something about it. On Monday, following his Vegas performance the night before, the rapper was at the Palms in Las Vegas when he decided he wanted to see the "Wedding Crashers." Management at the 14-screen Brenden movie complex at the resort obligingly shut down one of their theaters for Em and his entourage. While in town, he slapped down $1 million-plus for a 1,800- square-foot condo at the under-construction Palms Place development. The complex will feature a 60,000-square- foot pool and spa, 24- hour VIP concierge service, restaurants, a lounge, valet service and of course heavy security.
MISSY WANTS MICHAEL TO BEAT IT AND BECOME A THRILLER
Missy Elliott wants to give Michael Jackson an extreme makeover. "I would give him some thugged-out braids, a wife-beater, a pair of jeans, and penny loafers," Missy tells Spin magazine in their August issue. "I'd bring him back on some next-level kind of flavor."
I LOVE THIS SONG
Black Eyed Peas are out with the video to their new single 'Don't Lie', from the album 'Monkey Business'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
BEYONCE AND JIGGA GO 50/50 AT 40/40
Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, and Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford were on hand for a press conference to announce the new 40/40 club on Thursday (July 21) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
TREY SONGZ IS ON FIRE
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Trey Songz's new album 'I Gotta Make It', released today (July 26). Listen to the album in full here.
GETTING NAKED:
Lil' Kim preparing to release her fourth solo album, The Naked Truth, on Sept. 13, before she begins serving her year-and-a-day prison sentence on Sept. 19.
VICTORY:
Kate Moss winning substantial libel damages from London's Sunday Mirror over a January report that claimed the model had collapsed in a cocaine-fueled coma. The paper was ordered to issue a public apology and to shell out an undisclosed sum.
DESPERATE PROMOTION
ABC hoping to catch Desperate Housewives viewers at the cleaners by promoting the show's second season on the sides of dry cleaning bags with a slogan reading, "New Season. New Dirty Laundry."

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July 26, 2005

QUESTION OF THE DAY

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE

LOOKS OR BRAINS....

FOR YOUR CHILD,

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

(THE CHILD IS HEALTHY EITHER WAY AND HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY BUT IF HE/SHE IS BEAUTIFUL THEY WILL BE DUMBER THAN A PACK OF HAIR EXTENSIONS AND IF THEY ARE SMART,THEY WOULD BE LET'S SAY VERY UNAPPEALING TO THE HUMAN EYE.)

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GET YOUR SNIFF ON THIS SUMMER

So men,you're tired of that same ol' fragrance everyday,every season?Well did you know that there are Limited-edition fragrances made just for the warm-weather months.It's true,you should most definitely go out and pick up the latest of the scents and be the only one at the club not smellin' like Cool Water.

Boucheron Pour Homme Eau de Cologne-$52.00
Boucheron Pour Homme Eau de Cologne
This Eau de Cologne is a combination of spicy and floral softened by lavender and orange, with touches of tangerine and vetiver (a fragrant grass) adding a tangy bite.I can totally smell this on Diddy while sunning in St.Tropez.

CK One Summer-$38.00
ck one summer
The unisex fragrance that revolutionized the market a decade ago got a second wind thanks to the limited-edition summer blend introduced last year. While the 2004 debut had a straightforward citrus theme, this year the scent goes tropical with tangerine, pineapple, and frangipani flower.I'm definitely smelling both Will and Jada wearing this one in Aruba.

Curve Wave for Him-$47.50
Curve Wave for Him
The original's ginseng, cardamom, and pepper get traded in for citrus, cool mint, juniper, and lavender.Kinda funny smelling at first whiff but it settles into a really smooth beach scent.Very Keanu Reeves and Tom Cruise.

Eternity for Men Summer by Calvin Klein-$50.00
Eternity for Men Summer by Calvin Klein
Eternity updates its 15-year-old geranium-and-sage theme with melon, violets, and hyacinth. The new ingredients give the herbal scent a fresher, more floral finish, yet the fragrance remains masculine and sophisticated. Muy David Beckham.
Tommy Summer Cologne-$40.00
Tommy Summer Cologne
Mr. Hilfiger lightens things up with orange flower and lavender, while a subtle touch of sandalwood helps maintain the laid-back vibe.Oh how Usher!

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BITCH, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Between HollyHood Blogazine and my other blog The Heiress Diaries, I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me for advice on things from money matters,style,and health to relationships,plastic surgery and gossip.I don't claim to be an expert in any field,but I do have my educated opinions on everything.So,I'm going to start a column called BITCH,WHAT DO YOU KNOW? Where I'll answer some of the e-mails I've recieved.If you have any problems or questions you'd like my opinion or advice on,feel free to e-mail a bitch at holiday_n05@yahoo.com.
I recieved today's e-mail about a week ago from someone that wanted my advice and since this can apply to a lot of folks out there I'll post it,you can feel free to give you own advice also.
Dear Holiday,
I know I should be asking someone I know personally about this,but I read your blog everyday and you seem a lot like my girlfriend,a lot!!! She's very beautiful and very flirty.Back when I was first trying to date her,she had at least 9 other guys dating her and I can't lie some looked better and had better jobs than me.We've been together for about a year and a half now and she claims it's just me and her but I just have this gut feeling she's cheating.Is there any ways to tell if somebody is cheating on you?

Well it sounds to me like you definitely have some insecurity and not to mention self esteem issues.If she did not feel you were "worthy" of her affection,why would she be wasting her time with you for a year and a half?There is nothing wrong with dating more than one guy,I just hate those instant relationships.Besides, that was in her past.You have got to trust your girl or I don't see you having too many more anniversaries.But to answer your question, I do have some hints about if you think your lover is cheating:
1-Your mate is more attentive to your needs than usual. This is due to the guilt feelings experienced by the cheater in the early stages of his or her affair.If all of a sudden they wanna buy you flowers everyday,a little gift when they come late and this behavior has never been done,I would be a little suspect.These are usually guilt gifts to make themselves feel better.
2-Your mate frequently picks fights with you. Doing this gives him reason to get mad and storm out of the house and thus the opportunity to meet a lover. A cheater may also do this because of mixed emotions he is feeling about betraying you.
3-Your mate criticizes things about you that he or she once found attractive and appealing.
4-Your mate turns the table and accuses you of cheating but has no evidence.
5-Does he/she change rooms when they get a phone call?
6-Is your mate's cellphone off (or voicemail on) a bit too much when you call lately??
7-Sometimes you have to trust that deep down gut feeling.You know your boo better than anybody so you would be able to feel or pick up on a change in feelings.Sometimes we play blind to those feelings and it turns out to be true.

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GOSSIP TO GO

THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM
Sunday's NY Newsday reports a shooting that took place outside a Flatiron bar, involved staffers of the Source Magazine(a popular hip-hop mag).
The paper says that a fight spilled onto the streets and two men took out guns and started firing. "A 26-year-old man was shot in the head, a 28-year-old man was shot three times about his body, and a 30-year-old man was shot twice in his arm and torso, police said." Remarkably, the victims, two cousins and the bar's busboy, are expected to recover
The account goes on to say that immediately after the shooting, Source employees Leroy Peeples, the general manager and Alvin Childs, a sales dept. staffer, were taken into custody, but were not charged Saturday night.
POP'S MOST POWERFUL
With the promise of anonymity, Los Angeles Times’ music writer Robert Hilburn convinced a number of industry players to speak candidly about today’s pop music stars and to vote for the artists they believed would sell the most albums.
One exec said about Eminem: "I feel his moment has come and gone." Regarding Britney Spears, another said: "Trust me, she's over." And someone called Christina Aguilera “too volatile” to remain relevant.
Yet, the majority agreed that Usher has some staying power. Among the 21 polled bigwigs under L.A. Times’ witness protection – including BMG's Clive Davis, Interscope Geffen A&M's Jimmy Iovine, Sony Music's Don Ienner and artist/executives Kanye West and Jermaine Dupri. – 17 placed Usher in their top 10, while six made him their No. 1 pick.
"He could be the Michael Jackson of this decade," says a label head, referring to Jackson's former pop reign. Alicia Keys came in second on the tally, called the Los Angeles Times’ 2005 Pop Power List.
"Alicia has the talent to make any type of record she wants," said a label head. "She can do a jazz album, a pop album, a Broadway album and make it sound fresh and inspired."
Fifteen of the executives placed her among the top 10; two listed her first. That's the strongest showing ever for a female artist on the Pop Power List, which has been assembled four times since 1985.
Not everyone thought Eminem is approaching has-been status. He was ranked among the top three hot properties by nine executives, however, 10 executives left the Detroit rapper completely out of their top 10, leaving him to finish fourth overall behind Coldplay (the only rock act in the top 10).
The rest of the Top 10, in order: Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, OutKast, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Dr. Dre.
The following artists also appeared on more than three lists: Josh Groban, Green Day, U2, No Doubt/Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Maroon 5 and John Legend.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The list is in for the MTV Video Music Awards.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Coldplay "Speed of Sound;" Kanye West "Jesus Walks;" Green Day "Boulevard of Broken Dreams;" Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot;" Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl"
BEST MALE VIDEO: 50 Cent "Candy Shop;" Kanye West "Jesus Walks;" Beck "E-Pro;" Usher " Caught Up;" John Legend "Ordinary People"
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Amerie "1 Thing;" Mariah Carey "We Belong Together;" Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl;" Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz "La Tortura;" Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone"
BEST GROUP VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas "Don't Phunk With My Heart;" The Killers "Mr. Brightside;" Destiny's Child f/ T.I. & Lil' Wayne "Soldier;" U2 "Vertigo;" Green Day "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
BEST RAP VIDEO: Eminem "Just Lose It;" T.I. "U Don't Know Me;" The Game & 50 Cent "Hate It Or Love It;" Ying Yang Twins "Wait (The Whisper Song);" Ludacris "Number One Spot"
BEST R&B VIDEO: Alicia Keys "Karma;" Mariah Carey "We Belong Together;" Ciara f/ Ludacris "Oh;" Usher & Alicia Keys "My Boo;" John Legend "Ordinary People."
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Common "Go;" Nas f/ Olu Dara "Bridging The Gap;" Kanye West "Jesus Walks;" Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot;" Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop “Lose Control”
BEST DANCE VIDEO: Ciara "1,2 Step;" Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop "Lose Control;" Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath;" Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz "La Tortura;" Jennifer Lopez "Get Right"
BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO: Ciara "1,2 Step;" The Killers "Mr. Brightside;" The Game "Dreams;" My Chemical Romance "Helena;" John Legend "Ordinary People"
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO: Eminem "Mosh;" Sarah McLachlan "World On Fire;" Gorillaz "Feel Good INC;" U2 "Vertigo;" Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop "Lose Control"
R THEY THE GIRLS?
RollingStone.com reports that TLC plan to support the greatest-hits CD with a tour. Whether they'll take the winner of 'R U the Girl With T-Boz and Chilli' along is unclear, but they definitely plan to write and record their next studio album without her. "We might have some guest appearances," T-Boz says. "But TLC is always gonna be T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli. We didn't work this hard for somebody just to fly up in here after fourteen years." Read more.

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July 25, 2005

YOU'RE IN MY HOOD NOW BABY

Welcome to the re-launch of HollyHood Blogazine.Don't you just love the argyle?It's retro-fab.Being that I've recently come to the realization that I'd love to write for a magazine or my own newspaper column a la Carrie from Sex and the City,I've decided that starting my own blogazine is the best practice.What is a blogazine you ask?Well, it's part blog and part magazine.
When you cross street news with Hollywood drama you get HollyHood.June and 1/2 of July, HollyHood Blogazine was all about the gossip and not much anything else.I plan on keeping with the gossip but also adding more of that magazine feel with great articles,tips,and style.Feel free to read my archives and look at some of the tight pics.You're in my hood now baby,HollyHood.
Tell a friend,link me,and comments are always welcomed.Take advantage folks a bitch won't be doing this shit for free forever.

Ya girl,
Holiday N.

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MMMM TASTES LIKE SUMMER

Here are 5 drinks that Cargo Magazine recommends for the summer.Each one a fruity delight(like NSYNC..just kidding,they were much fruitier than these drinks.)Ok,so you won't win macho man of the year holding these drinks but you will surely get the attention of a gal like myself when you whip up a batch or order us one of these summertime must-haves.
MELON BALL
melon ball
Makes 8 drinks
This fruity , almost shooter-like cocktail is heavy on the orange and lemon. It's ideal for sipping in the sun, as folks on the Left Coast discovered in the late '70s. (It's cute and vintage...can't go wrong with that)
Ingredients: 16 oz. Midori Melon liqueur 16 oz. vodka 40 oz. orange juice 16 melon chunks
Barware: 8 cooler glasses
Place the Midori, vodka, and orange juice in a large pitcher or punch bowl filled with ice. Stir vigorously until the outside of the container is frosty and beaded with condensation. Strain the mixture into chilled glasses brimming with ice. Spear two melon chunks for garnish.
Peaches and Cream
peaches and cream
Makes 8 drinks
There's nothin' like a Georgia peach, and there's no better way to put one to use than in this decadently sweet drink—sipping one is like sucking on a peach-flavored Creamsicle.
Ingredients: 8 oz. peach brandy 8 oz. peach schnapps 16 oz. milk or cream Cinnamon 8 peach slices
Barware: 8 hurricane glasses
Make this in batches. Place 2 cups of crushed ice in a blender. Then add 2 oz. each of the brandy and the schnapps, and 4 oz. of the milk or cream, and blend until smooth. Pour into hurricane glasses, sprinkle with cinnamon, and garnish with a peach slice.
Pina Colada
Pina Colada
Makes 8 frozen cocktails
Take a trip to the islands with a frozen favorite from Puerto Rico.A real homemade colada—as opposed to the crappy ones often served by resort bars—has the delicious taste and milky texture of coconut, with sweet highlights of its spiky namesake fruit.
Ingredients: 32 oz. pineapple juice 24 oz. Coco Lopez cream of coconut 12 oz. light rum 8 oz. Myers's rum 8 pineapple wedges
Barware: 8 hurricane or other large specialty glasses
Save time by combining all ingredients (except the ice and fruit) up to eight hours in advance, then refrigerate until you're ready to blend. Use an ice crusher to pulverize 8 cups of ice, or place the ice in a plastic bag and smash it with the back of a spoon. Store the prepared ice in the freezer. If you have time, chill the glasses—it'll help keep the drink from melting too fast. When you're ready to blend, do it in batches, using 1 cup of crushed ice for every 9 ounces of mix per cocktail. Process in a blender on medium speed until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with pineapple wedges, and serve.
Planters Punch
planters punch
Makes 8 drinks.
This unique concoction packs a serious wallop without tasting the part—think fruity Long Island iced tea.
Ingredients: 8 oz. dark rum 8 oz. light rum 6 oz. triple sec 16 oz. orange juice 16 oz. pineapple juice 4 oz. lime juice 3 oz. grenadine 2 tsp. Angostura bitters 8 orange slices 8 cherries
Barware: 8 hurricane glasses
Load a large pitcher with ice and combine all ingredients except the fruit and nutmeg. Stir briskly until the pitcher is frosty and beaded with condensation. Fill the glasses with ice and add the cocktail, pouring it in through a strainer. Garnish with the orange, and cherry, then serve.
Tom Collins
Was this drink named after Joan Collins' gay half brother Tom Collins?
tom collins
Makes 8 drinks.
There are several theories on the origin of the Tom Collins. Some say it takes its name from Old Tom, the gin dating back to the 1700s that was originally used to make it. Others claim the drink was invented at the turn of the 19th century by an Irish immigrant in New York who dubbed the refresher after himself. Neither of those Toms is around today, but this sipper—which tastes like sparkly lemon soda—is alive and well among the New England yacht-club set.

Ingredients: 16 oz. gin 8 oz. lemon juice 6 oz. simple syrup (see below) or 2 tbsp. confectioners sugar 8 oz. club soda 8 orange slices 8 cherries
Barware: 8 collins glasses
To make the simple syrup, dissolve two parts sugar into one part water over low heat. Combine the syrup (or the confectioners sugar) with the remaining ingredients, save for the soda and fruit, in a jar or pitcher. Load a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, lemon juice, and syrup mixture. Shake vigorously until the container is thoroughly beaded with condensation and extremely cold to the touch. Add ice to the collins glasses and fill them two-thirds of the way with the cocktail. Top off with club soda, garnish with an orange slice and a cherry, and serve.

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AWW HELL TO THE NO
What in the world could have kept Whitney Houston from attending the funeral of her beloved aunt and family matriarch, Lee Warrick?
Born Arthur Lee Drinkard Warrick, Lee was the eldest sister of Whitney’s mother Cissy and mother of both Dionne Warwick and her sister, singer Dee Dee Warwick. Lee Warrick, also the leader of the family gospel group The Drinkards, passed away last week – two months before her 85th birthday.
Her service was held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where Cissy has been a deacon. Her daughter Whitney, however, was a no-show.
According to FoxNews.com, Whitney’s absence may be due to residual saltiness over being forced into rehab by her mother. The outlet reports that Cissy’s stand against her daughter’s self-confessed drug habit resulted in the removal of Whitney and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, from the couple's custody until Whitney sought treatment.
Lee Warrick’s service wasn’t the first funeral Whitney has chosen not to attend. Several years ago, she skipped her own father's funeral, and earlier this month, she stayed away from Luther Vandross' funeral at Riverside Church in New York. Vandross was one of the producer-writers who helped launch Whitney’s career.
Whitney’s brothers Gary and Michael served as pallbearers for Warrick. Chuck Jackson and members of the Shirelles also paid their respects at the service.
The Drinkard family tree includes not only of Dionne, Dee Dee, Whitney and Cissy, but also Dionne's sons Damon Elliott — a record producer who's worked with Beyoncé, Mya, Pink and Jessica Simpson — and David Elliott, who wrote Luther Vandross' "Here and Now" and played Sam Cooke in the movie "Ali."
NO R-E-S-P-E-C-T FOR ARETHA'S SON
*Police say Aretha Franklin’s 47-year-old son Edward walked onto the Michigan campus of Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills and took off with someone’s Hardwock mountain bike worth over $400.
A campus employee called police with a description of the suspect and officers tracked down Franklin at a nearby Mobil gas station, said Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca.
"His alleged statement to the police was that it was his bike, but we have proof that it was not his bike and we're prepared to go to trial if he wants to contest the allegations," Gorcyca said, according to ClickonDetroit.com.
With no prior convictions on his record, Franklin faces a misdemeanor charge of theft and a year in prison.
In October 2002, Franklin was a suspect in the investigation of an arson fire that engulfed his mother's house in Bloomfield Township. He was cleared of the charges after Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox found discrepancies in physical evidence and statements from witnesses.
*Meanwhile, the Queen of Soul will give two free performances during a four-night gospel revival in her native Detroit, set for Tuesday through Friday at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ. The free shows will also feature local and national gospel groups.
NOW HE'S TRAPPED IN THE COURTROOM
The New York Daily News reports prosecutors in R. Kelly's child pornography case will back in court this week, fighting a defense attempt to have their case against him tossed. Meanwhile, the singer is back on top of the charts with 'TP.3 Reloaded'. "You can't do better than that," said Kelly's spokesman, Allan Mayer. "Robert obviously takes the charges against him very seriously, but it has had no impact, as far as we can tell, on his career." Read more
BRITNEY'S KEPT MAN CAN'T KEEP COMMITMENTS
BRITNEY AND KEVIN
Britney Spears' hubby, Kevin Federline (above), skipped the first birthday party of son Kaleb, one of his two kids with ex-gal pal Shar Jackson. A spokeswoman for Jackson claims that little Kaleb's birthday last Wednesday "came and went without a visit, present or phone call from Kevin or Britney." Jackson, who has previously accused Federline of stiffing her on child-support payments, celebrated Kaleb's big day with her and Federline's 2-year-old daugher, Kori, and other family members, though her boyfriend, Quentin Tarantino, was not present.
I HEARRRRRRD....
THAT R&B crooner John Legend is romancing Sports Illustrated swimsuit stunner Jessica White. Good luck to them she's a sweetheart.
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JESSICA WHITE

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MODEL CITIZEN

Today's Model Citizen is Darren Malcolm.I don't know too much about his bio(as in biography) but I do know a little bout his gorgeous bio(as in biology).
Height- 6'1"
Weight-179 lbs
Waist- 32"
Eye Color-Brown
Hair Color-Black
Shoes-10
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SOMETIMES YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE,SOMETIMES YOU WANNA F#@!

It's true.Even the most nice guy or girl wants to get really naughty sometimes.Who could blame them?Sex is fun,but it can get a little boring.I like to spice up my sex life with what some consider taboos(I'm sure the people that considers them taboo are the ones having that boring sex).Here's my tips for 4 things you can do to add some flava to the same ol' same hole.
# 1- Dirty Talk
Have you found yourself in the heat of passion, longing to say something sexy, only to lose your nerve? Have you ever been worried that you'd take it too far and embarrass yourself? You're not alone, and dirty talk doesn't have to be such a departure from your regular romantic routine or your personality. Instead, it can be a great way to let loose -- and make the moment even hotter."Talking dirty" or sexy talk is a form of teasing, an aphrodisiac for most men (and many women) and a vehicle for expressing your naughty side. It can include everything from sexual slang to simply using a sultry voice to ask your partner to allow you to do things. It's an attitude, along with a learned set of skills.
Learning to talk dirty is a skill. In order to be really good at it, try it out in front of your mirror alone at first. Then baby-step it into your sex playtime. If he winces or resists your doing it, you may have to find out why. If he responds by getting more aroused or playful with you, continue and add to what you are already doing.
Using sexy talk is an easy way to bring fantasy into your bedroom because it's a slight departure from the way you usually communicate with your partner. You can even take this one step future by incorporating role play.
#2- Strip or Exotic dance clubs
Men appreciate visual stimulation, while women tend to respond more to feelings (expressed through words or sensual touch). Therefore, taboos that engage the visual senses are the most popular for men. For women the opposite may be true. Think of romance novels or erotica on tape , which both have an emphasis on caressing or massage (sensations).This is a great way to bring the elements of escape and relaxation into your busy life. And if either you or your partner have suffered from a low libido lately, the fresh energy from a professional performance can be a great way to plug back into the erotic socket.This may surprise you, but you may be able to free yourself by seeing other women perform erotically. Think of it as training. When you watch another woman seduce a man, you may feel less inhibited about your own body and sexuality, and increase your level of sexual self-confidence. (Not to mention learning how to take it off, in a way that produces the right result.) This can be an inspiring way to get new ideas for teasing and pleasing your guy when you get back to your bedroom.You might see exotic dancers or strippers as competition. But if you allow yourself to feel jealous, rather than appreciating the gift of having another woman tease your lover in a fantasy setting, then you lose. Then there is the matter of comparing your body to the dancers or strippers. But if you're feeling inadequate, just keep one thing in mind. Just like athletes, these women work out with the attitude that their bodies are the tools of the trade. If you were to spend five hours daily in the gym, you might feel not only like comparing but also competing on the dance floor!
#3- Adult Toys
"Will my lover think that he's not enough for me?" "What will my friends think of me if they find out that I bought those kinds of things?" If you've ever let worries like these stand in the way of enjoying adult toys, it's time to start singing a new tune -- and time to go shopping!Sex toys are a boon to a sexual relationship, even when it's a solo act. Yes, masturbation is much better with toys. They can help you achieve great pleasure by providing continuous stimulation, at the right speed, intensity and placement; they can assist in helping with control of orgasm, erection and ejaculation; and using toys opens up the opportunity for discussion about sexual technique and pleasure.
#4- Pornos
What is it with men and pornography? It's an age-old question, but one that doesn't seem to be going away. But what if you found out that what you thought was a nasty and embarrassing habit could actually be something that you learn to enjoy together? What if it could give you new ideas and make your sex life even hotter? You may be in for a surprise.Variety, new ideas, new positions, ways of relating, seeing sexy people -- can all help an existing sexual relationship. Pornography is the mass market's sex education. Pornography can show you how to do new things and give you the permission to try them out. It can also provide arousal cues. For some women, seeing things such as two women making love may spark sexual arousal despite the fact that they would never engage in the act themselves. Or, a couple may want to role-play some of the scenes they like from a video, try a new toy they saw demonstrated or imagine themselves as actors on a set -- all of which adds fuel to the fire. Think of pornography as a way to add to your own eroticism, and it can become a wonderful part of your bedroom escape.Just as with anything else, moderation is key. If find that you or your partner are overindulging in pornography, stop for a while. Then ease back into it on a moderate basis. Another pornography no-no is allowing your partner to compare you to the women on the screen (or vice versa) in an uncomfortable way. If this happens, turn off the video immediately (or stop watching them for a while). That's your signal that this has left the realm of fantasy and is now interfering in your real time and space.
Sex is in the eye of the beholders.What may be freaky and exciting to one person,just may be absolutely a no-no to another.But to the few that are looking to spice up what may be a bland sexual encounter,these tips can be really helpful.

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July 22, 2005

NEW FORMAT...COMING SOON

I'd like to change the format of HollyHood Blogazine from just gossip to more of the blog magazine I initially set out to create.The new format would have at least 5 topics(posts) a day and 1 of those would include gossip and the others would be scandalicious commentary,model citizens would return, giveaways (btw Congratulations to the winners of the Enrique Cruz Off Da Hook DVD),fashion,beauty(male and female),home decor,and of course SEX.
The New HollyHood would be National Enquirer/People Magazine mixed with Cosmo/GQ, with In Style and Vibe for flavor.This should be hot.
YOU'RE IN THE HOOD NOW BABY
That's the blog slogan!

HOLLYHOOD BLOGAZINE

WHEN GADGETS GO GLAMOUR

VANITY INSANITY
Imagine getting ready every morning in front of Hitachi's Miragraphy, a "mirror-type display" that involves a mirror, PC, projector, and some data. When you look into the mirror, you can see your reflection, but also whatever the projector is displaying. When the projector is rolling, the surface of the mirror will display information and images on it. A network connection package is available as an option to display webpages. Other options include a TV tuner, MPEG video and video camera. The system measures 600 x 430 x 1775mm (W x D x H). It weighs 120kg. Due to be out September 30th in Japan. [Via]
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IF YOU CAN'T WHITEN EM'...TIGHTEN EM'
With the ever increasing pressure to display a perfect smile, many of us are running to our local dentist to get a smile makeover. Even Hillary Duff who already had an almost perfect smile, opted for veneers. (Haven't you noticed her freakishly bold smile?) If you are not happy with your almost perfect teeth but don't want to get veneers, you'll be glad to know there is now a new "trend" in dentistry, a snap-on-smile that is molded after Hollywood's most coveted choppers. You can flip through Us Weekly, and once you decide what celebrity smile you want, show it to your cosmetic dentist. He then takes a mold of your teeth, and creates a prosthesis that snaps on nicely on your existing teeth. They need to be cleaned three times a day and you can take then off anytime. Expect to pay $1,500-$1,800
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JUICY IPOD COUTURE
Being a trendy iPod listener does not come cheap. For those of us who would rather save a bit of money on a designer iPod case, but still want to glam it up with new fashion, there is a more affordable couture line at Neiman Marcus. Juicy Couture is now selling a new Velour iPod Case in Louis V (purple) velour with socialite (pink) leather trim (shown) or splendor (green) velour with Louis V leather trim. It includes the signature J logo charm on the side with chain strap and golden hardware. Price: $68
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HOLLYHOOD BLOGAZINE

HOLLYHOOD BRINGS YOU TO THE RED CARPET

HUSTLE AND FLOW
TERRENCE HOWARD
terrence
will and terrence
terrence1
GABRIELLE UNION
gabriell union
hustlepreg4
LUDACRIS
ludacris
MEGAN GOODE
meagan goode
BRANDY AND RAY-J
brandy20
EVA LANGORIA AND TONY PARKER
tony and eva longoria
SANAA LATHAN
sanaa
CHRISTINA RICCI
c.ricci
CHRIS ROCK AND WIFE
rock and wife
ELISE NEAL
elise neal
D'ANGELO WILSON
d'angelo wilson

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