September 30, 2005
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORYou're in da hood now baby,
Wassup everybody it's ya girl Holiday N. with another edition of HollyHood Blogazine.I just wanted to shout out all you beautiful people(not you with that hairstyle sweetie,that's not a bang that's a slap).
I have really become a fan of my own creation,I can't help it..it's my own magazine sort of.What I noticed as I read my articles to make sure everything is alright, I give away little secrets of the rich and beautiful,I post gorgeous pics of models,I'm your gorgeous hostess,the fact that this is a spin off of my other blog,I've realized something..I realized that Tyra Banks stole my format...bitch! LOL
Seriously, I appreciate everybody that's been visiting on a daily basis,I see you and I thank you and as soon as I blow up enough I will be charging you..lol it's funny cuz it's true.
Shout outs as always to my partner in grime..Fresh over at Crunk and Disorderly,E from Half and Half,Prodigal Sun,STONE of Days Of Yesterday and Hollywood for being so damn scandalicious.
FASHION AND STYLE... MODEL CITIZENYes it's that time of the week,the time where I spotlight the next new face,or an old classic one for my Model Citizen column.This week's recipient is model Nassimo.
HEIGHT - 5'10"
WAIST - 31"
HAIR - BROWN
SHOE- 9 1/2
DID U SEE??DIDDY IN SOME COMPROMISING PICS WITH ZAC POSEN AT ZAC'S FASHION WEEK AFTER PARTY?(It's all about Benjamin Baby)
LINDSAY LOHAN'S RETURN TO THE WAY SHE WAS AT A CHANEL EVENT A FEW WEEKS AGO...DUE TO ALL THE BAD PRESS(AND GOOD JOKES) ABOUT LINDSAY LOOKING SKELETAL,SHE HAS DECIDED TO GAIN WEIGHT AND GO BACK TO BEING A REDHEAD..WORD IN HOLLYWOOD IS THAT SHE WILL BE NEAR NUDE FOR HER VANITY FAIR COVER AND MAMA WANTS TO LOOK HEALTHY
ASHLEY SIMPSON'S NEW HOME...NOW YOU KNOW THAT'S REASON #1 YOUR ASS NEED TO STOP PLAYIN' AND GET MONEY...IF ASHLEY SIMPLE SIMPSON CAN DO IT..SO CAN U
HEALTH AND FITNESS...SKINCARE 101I am about to give some of you a reason not to hate me as much.I'm going to reveal a secret..ok so you know how I'm smart,funny,creative,have 2 really great blogs,a body that can put viagra out of business, I come from money plus have my own,I'm a silent partner in a successful company and I own a property or 3,well here is my secret...I was not born with flawless skin.
Yes I battle many common skin problems due to my hypersensitivity.((Deep breath)) that has been bothering me since I started this blogging thing,whew that's a like a load being lifted.
But like a great body,it takes a lot of work and effort to maintain or obtain a flawless complexion. One thing that I love to ask stars and us reg folk alike is "what do you do for skin?"I personally love products from luxury creams like Creme de La Mer , to Carol's Daughter(used from everyone from Beyonce,Jada Pinkett,to Oprah and Jay-Z)and combine those with all natural around the way cheap stuff.
But all skin is not the same,so following my regimine may do more harm for you than good,but I've done some research and found out different ways you yourself can achieve flawless skin.
STEP #1 CLEANSING
If you have Dry Skin, you'll need to pump a little moisture into your face with your soap. Look for brands of soap that contain either glycerine or a type of silicone, such as cyclomethicone or dimethicone. These bad boys actually add moisture to your skin, which is key unless you want to feel like someone is suffocating you with cling film.
If you have Oily Skin, you're going to want to dry up some of that grease with your soap. Oil is the evil glue that sticks all that filth to your face. In turn, that filth clogs up your pores and starts the volcanic acne eruptions we've all enjoyed at one point or another. Quell the geological upheavals by using a soap that contains salicylic acid.
If you have Sensitive Skin like myself, you're going to need something a little milder than the typical ingredients. Believe it or not, the leading contender here is something called propylene glycol — which, when not gently easing you into a life of ivory cheeks, pulls double duty as the prime ingredient in antifreeze and the stuff they use to de-ice planes.
If you have Normal Skin, count your blessings you lucky bastard. Then hunt for soaps that use lanolin.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from your face so that the only layer visible is one of bright and healthy new cells. The average human generates a new layer of skin every two to four weeks. Usually what sits on top of that new strata is a pile of cruddy old cells that have been getting funky for a while. You can improve your complexion tremendously by sloughing off the garbage to show off the new stuff.
There are many ways to do this.Creams containing walnuts or apricots or anything slightly abrasive works. Liquids,look for exfoliating products that contain acids such as alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy, or salicylic. Some celebs and models use household things like lemon and sugar rubbed directly onto the face,cornmeal, and one model even uses kitty litter(clean I hope).
Men,if you shave regularly you do don't have to exfoliate those areas.Shaving removes those dead skin cells the same way as the creams.
You might also look into special cloths,gloves and loofahs that are made to slough that old shit right off.
Having cleansed and then toned your face, you're going to need to do a little mending. Those first two stages can be a little rough on the skin and even if you use products especially designed for your face's chemistry, you may nevertheless have dried it out a little. In any event, you will want to erect a protective barrier on your newly pampered skin before you march out into the world to show it off. This is where moisturizers come in. Think about it: dry skin feels like ass and causes premature aging and wrinkles. Moist skin is happy skin. Remember, moisture does not equal oil—you want to keep the water in your skin without blocking your pores and thereby defeating the whole process of cleansing.
Before buying a moisturizer,be sure to check for the type of skin type it's for.Many people swear by pure shea butter,vaseline,cocoa butter etc...it's up to you to find out what works for you.
BEFORE I GO
For this to be effective you have to this everyday.Also take into account your diet,what you eat will show up on your face.There are also many herbs and alternative methods for facial perfection and you should research and consult your doctor before doing anything.
WHEN GADGETS GO GLAMTHIS IS CUTE...IT'S A REMOTE CONTROLLED PADLOCK WITH KEY OPTION,HOW LAZY DO YOU HAVE TO BE THAT A KEY IS TOO MUCH?
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Along with your tricked–out padlock and remote control you get the following:
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"4 billion rolling security codes prevent accidental opening by others."
WANT SOMEONE WARM,STRONG AND GOOD LOOKING TO CUDDLE WITH AT NIGHT?
The Boyfriend Pillow is made to offer you some polyester comfort. It nestles you in its pollyfilled arms so you get in some cuddly time. The benefits include no loud snoring, no sheet stealing, and the much dreaded morning-after breath. The cons would be the embarrassing and awkward look you will get from your girlfriends when they see this in your room. Price: $29.95 [Via OhGizmo!]
EVEN THE CELL PHONES ARE ANOREXIC
NEC has announced the launch of the world's thinnest cell phones in Hong Kong, and it will be available elsewhere later. NEC is 11.9 millimeters thick when folded, watch out RAZR it's 2 millimeters thinner you. It's Equipped with a 1.3 mega pixel digital camera and supports GSM/GPRS. NEC is the biggest phone supplier in Japan but it struggles elsewhere
I'M A SHOPAHOLIC AND WEALTHY AND I KNOW THIS IS TOO MUCH
The piece debuted on March 14, 2005, but for $35,000 it better be drivable. This Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons piece is made with one pound of gold and 8ct yellow and black diamonds on the front and crock finishing on the back. wow! $35,000 more info>>>..
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GOSSIP 2 GO 9/30PARIS IS BURNING
Well it looks like our girl Paris Hilton is having her worst week ever... first word is spreading like wildfire that her engagement to Paris(yes that's his name too) has been off for months, although she keeps freakin' denying it. Latsis' family is claiming that the engagement has been off since July 2005, and Paris has been referred to as "a promiscuous innkeeper's daughter." I guess she's waiting for Nicole Richie to cancel hers first.
Second, sweet little Paris was caught in a lie about donating $6 million to relief for Hurricane Katrina, which would've been a million more than all of India and a million less than she took home as a salary last year. After some investigation by RadarOnline.com, it was discovered that a $6 million donation was made, but by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, with which Paris is not affiliated in any way whatsoever.
And finally, Paris has been caught up in an underage booze and drugs scandal investigation by Maryland police. The allegations made headlines after an episode of her realitty show The Simple Life: Interns, in which Hilton offered teens marijuana and bourbon to "loosen them up" for a taped segment. Way to go, genius.
Oh to be rich and stupid.
LIL JON WILL SUE TILL SWEAT DRIPS DOWN HIS BALLS
Lil Jon and his pimp cup are taking Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt to court for allegedly using his name and likeness without permission for the adult film "Phat Tuesday," reports MTV.The producer’s federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Atlanta, seeks some $30 million from Larry Flynt Productions (LFP), which Lil Jon claims acquired promotional onstage and backstage footage from another company, Category 5, which shot a February 2004 Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz concert in New Orleans. Category 5 was supposed to clear any use of the footage with TVT Records, but failed to do so, the suit says. That breach comprises $75,000 of the damages sought in the suit.
Hustler Video then used the footage for "Phat Tuesday," a film that follows five women who go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and attend a Lil Jon concert. Lil Jon’s picture appears on the DVD cover in a composite photograph with two of the film's actresses, with the words, "Featuring Lil Jon, King of Crunk." Jon had no idea that his face was on the cover of a porno until the video was released in February, his suit says.
THE FABULOUS LIFE OF TARA REID(SHE'S A SAD CASE YALL)
TARA Reid is bordering on a breakdown now that her E! show, "Taradise," has been officially canceled and other offers of work have dried up, her friends say.
The "American Pie" star — who has fired her publicist and moved back to New York — had a "complete meltdown" Wednesday during a rambling interview for Chaunce Hayden's Steppin' Out magazine, Hayden tells PAGE SIX.
Reid's voice cracked, and she sounded on edge as she told Hayden:
"How many more years are [the media] going to pick on me? There's other new young bad girls. Move on to someone else! . . . I need one more great movie role so they say, 'Wow, she can act! She's a great actress.' Then I think they'll leave me alone . . . If I'm going to try and do something, it has to happen this year. I'm not stupid."
Reid was recently photographed being helped out of a club as her denim skirt rode up, revealing a sadly out-of-shape derriere. Hollywood insiders say she has gained at least 15 pounds and will have to undertake a fitness regimen before she gets parts.
But Reid blames the media.
"People think [I am just a party girl], and it's bull[bleep]," she ranted to Hayden. "I wish they would just tell the truth. I'm not a drunk . . . I don't have a drinking problem. I don't have a drug problem, for sure "Listen, if I could get good movies, you would never see me going out. But when there's nothing to do, what am I supposed to do, just sit in my house and go crazy? But going out is not all I do.
"I'm just fed up. I just want a chance again. I want to show that I am an actress . . . I just wish a director would believe in me.
"The gossip reporters know the truth. They know they could write good things about me. They could write I'm a good person who is cleaning up her act. I am getting older, and I want different things in my life. I want to get married and have kids.
"I've had a million publicists, and they've done nothing for me . . . Publicists are supposed to fight for me and believe in me, and they don't do that. They don't!
"I thought 'Taradise' was going to help me . . . I wanted to show the whole world the truth — I'm fun . . . But do I think it was cut like that? No. It could have been a better show . . . I didn't want to look like a total party-girl drug retard. I think the shots they show aren't fair."
WHICH soon-to-be-divorced celebrity carries on a secret life in the apartment above his garage? His wife put up with his same-sex philandering for years, but she finally got annoyed with his long-term relationship with a singer staying above the garage?
WHICH restaurateur was dumped by a very pretty Asian woman? She complained that clinching with him was like "being crushed by a boulder and getting stabbed by a No. 2 pencil all at once"
WHICH handsome reality TV host rudely insulted two young ladies at the bar in the W Hotel in Times Square with ungentlemanly remarks about the girls' chests? He then called an escort service and was partying with a Russian call girl 20 minutes later.
BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN
'Extra' reports that Lisa Marie Presley, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey are amongst the celebrities who face having their homes burned away by the wildfires sweeping through Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Read more.
MY WHAT A BIG PETER...
Peter Jennings left a fortune worth more than $50 million to his wife and two children, according to the ABC News anchor's will, the Daily News has learned.FULL STORY
THE ONLY THING OPEN THIS LATE ARE LEGS AND HOSPITALS
It was a boys' night out recently for Nick Lachey and Leonardo DiCaprio, who partied without their significant others at a members-only after-hours soiree thrown by Xenii. The guys reveled until the bitter end – a whopping 5 a.m. – at a Hollywood soundstage decked out with a James Bond theme (the movies Octopussy and The Spy Who Loved Me played on movie screens). And they weren't the only celebs at the ultra-exclusive shindig that moves around Los Angeles each week: Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama were also on hand – but not together – and they enjoyed themselves into the wee hours as well. If you're lucky enough to get an invite, it's definitely the place to see and be seen.
September 29, 2005
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORYOU'RE IN DA HOOD NOW PEOPLE,
I just wanted to personally welcome you to another edition of HollyHood Blogazine.Today's edition is all in fun.I don't how my mind continues to churn out all this stuff by itself but it's working.There aren't any articles today..just pics,fun and gossip..and for those that love it..there's a new Paris Hilton Follies.
Well take care and enjoy yourself and remember to link me and tell a friend...this shit's too good for just you...lol
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IF YOU THOUGHT COMING OUT WITH 5 NEW IPODS A YEAR WAS SHITTY...YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!
BOOST MOBILE. THE CELL PHONES OF THE GHETTO
WHERE YOU AT?...JAIL
HOLLYHOOD AT THE MOVIESWhat makes a movie absolutely great is the pairing of the right actor/actresses with the right part.With remakes of classic films making a big comeback this past summer,I decided I wanted to recast some classics with the stars who can play them.Welcome to HOLLYHOOD AT THE MOVIES:
THE CORPSE BRIDE- THE STORY OF A MAN WHO MISTAKENLY PROPOSES TO A WALKING SKELETON
CLUELESS-2 BEST FRIENDS FROM BEVERLY HILLS THAT ARE TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO THE REAL WORLD
PARIS AND NICKY HILTON
GORILLAS IN THE MIST-A WOMAN GOES TO LIVE AND STUDY GORILLAS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT AND ABSOLUTELY FALLS IN LOVE WITH THEM
STARRING VIVICA FOX AND 50 CENT
WHITE CHICKS-2 BLACK PEOPLE POSE AS WHITE GIRLS
LIL KIM AND TRACI BINGHAM
SUNSET BLVD.- A LONELY OLD HAS BEEN PERFORMER LIVES IN HER OWN MIND WHERE SHE IS STILL A STAR
PETER PAN-IS ABOUT A KID WHO REFUSES TO GROW UP
THESE TITLES ALONE EXPLAIN IT ALL:
KILL BILL-HILARY CLINTON
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN-THE FUGEES
MENACE 2 SOCIETY- GEORGE BUSH
PRETTY WOMAN-MICHAEL JACKSON
LA CONFIDENTIAL-THE GOVENOR OF LOUISIANA AND THE MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS
JAWS-KARRINE STEFFANS(CONFESSIONS OF A VIDEO VIXEN AUTHOR)
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU-STAR JONES
SO HOT...THE PARIS HILTON FOLLIESEVERYONE'S FAVORITE REAL LIFE COMIC STRIP IS BACK.
LET'S SEE WHAT OUR GIRL PARIS IS UP TO TODAY...
IT'S SO HOT THAT PRODUCER SCOTT STORCH OFFERED ME A RIDE TO THE STORE...THE LAST RIDE I TOOK WITH HIM I ENDED UP AT THE CLINIC THE NEXT DAY
IT'S FUN BEING DISCREET AND CHEATING ON MY FIANCE,HOW WILL HE EVER FIND OUT? CHEEESE! I LOVE TAKING PICTURES...WHAT WAS I SAYING AGAIN...OH YEAH HE'LL NEVER FIND OUT
HOLD ON PERSON ON THE PHONE THERE'S A NEWS CAMERA...YES IT'S ME PARIS.I'M JUST DOING SOME SHOPPING.I'M NOT CHEATING ON MY BOYFRIEND HE DROVE ME HERE...OH YOU MEANT MY FIANCE...YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT...YOU ALMOST GOT ME IN TROUBLE
LALALLALA I'M RICH LALLALALA I'M RICH...MY PHONE IS RINGING...IT'S MY FIANCE!! BE COOL PARIS,DON'T LET HIM KNOW YOU'RE FUCKING AROUND,NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!
5 SECONDS LATER
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S A SEX TAPE OF ME AND SCOTT? HE TOLD ME THAT THE CAMERA CREW WAS THERE TO DO A DOCUMENTARY ON SPERM AND HE NEEDED ME TO HELP HIM COME.I KNOW IT'S LIKE THE 5TH TIME THAT LIE WORKED ON ME...I'M GOING TO FIND A NEW MAN.THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMEONE I HAVEN'T FUCKED YET.
AT AN EVENT A FEW DAYS LATER...
GOSSIP 2 GO 9/29FALLEN STAR
Star Jones, who grated on the nerves of viewers and E! execs by continually promoting her wedding last year, made her final appearance as the cable channel's red carpet reporter at the Emmys this month.
The option in her contract for another year was not picked up. "One year was enough," one insider said.
Jones claims the decision was hers, and told The Post last week she'll be too busy promoting her book, "Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love" (Collins), due out Jan. 6.
The tome is about her meeting and mating with hubby Al Reynolds.
"I couldn't make any commitments next year beyond supporting the book and doing 'The View,' " Star said. "I want to make sure I do my everyday job very well."
The insider added: "If E! were smart, they would put Kathy on the red carpet to interact with the celebs instead of on the bridge just commenting on them. She is comedy gold and even if she upsets people — so what? Joan Rivers always p - - - ed people off, but they always came back."
TARA REID'S TIT POPPED OUT ANH SHOT GANDHI
TARA Reid is still living down the time one of her breasts popped out of her dress on the red carpet at Diddy's 35th birthday bash last year. The star of the recently canceled E! show "Taradise" tells FHM: "People act like it was the worst crime in the world. It was a mistake, you know! But you would think my boob had popped out and shot Gandhi! My hooters are under control. I'm taped up now, totally. I'm using double tape. Double, double tape. My boobs are going nowhere again." But it's possible we might get to see Reid's surgically enhanced assets in Playboy. The D-cup dipsomaniac claims the mag has offered "millions" for her to do a nude spread.
OMAHRYA, the pierced and tattooed runway rebel who's injected some excitement into the modeling world in recent years, will play a mutant in "X-Men 3." The dishy Dominican is in Vancouver shooting the third installment of the superhero franchise. Omahrya previously appeared in "X-3" director Brett Ratner's "After the Sunset" and Damon Dash's "State Property 2." Ratner, who has always had an appreciation for models, let her fly back to New York to walk in Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. launch on the last night of Fashion Week.
GREEDY IN LOVE
The Post spotted BEYONCÉ ordering a foot-long chili dog, fries and a chocolate milkshake while lunching at Serendipity 3, much to the amusement of boyfriend Jay-Z.
I guess she's the Hip(s) to Jay-z's Hop.
CAM'RON JUMPS ON THE BUST R. KELLY'S ASS CAMPAIGN
According to Allhiphop.com, Harlem rapper Cam’ron, a.k.a. Cameron Giles, has filed suit against the singer alleging copyright infringement for the 2003 “Snake Remix,” which Cam claims to have co-written.
The lawsuit comes days after Kelly’s wife, Andrea, dropped an order of protection against her husband, whom she had originally accused of physical abuse, harassment, stalking and interfering with her personal liberty.
As previously reported, Andrea’s lawyer Nathan Swerdlove suggested that the Kellys may now be working toward a reconciliation.
“They had a squabble – and how many marriages don't have that sort of thing?" Swerdlove told the Chicago Sun Times. "They're trying to work things out, and they'd like to do it privately.”
SO AMAZING CHART DEBUT
J Records' "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross" – with covers by Usher, Fantasia, Wyclef, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and others – jumps onto the Billboard 200 chart at No. 4 with sales of 104,000 copies. The album’s chart entry is the highest debut and the highest number of units sold in its first week for a tribute album in Nielson SoundScan history.
USHER HELPS VICTIMS RESTART
Usher has announced that he will headline Project Restart — a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on October 9 in Atlanta, GA. The too hot Grammy Award winning singer will perform several songs at the concert and will bring some of his celebrity friends to make special guest appearances, according to his publicist, Simone Smalls. With the help of corporate sponsors and civil leaders, Usher is inviting 5000 Katrina and Rita evacuees who were relocated to Georgia to attend the concert for free. The remaining tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 30 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster. A limited number of corporate suites and VIP seats will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Project Restart objective — which is to provide a temporary solution to the homelessness crisis that arose due to the tragedy.
WILL JA RULE CHECK OUT 50'S MOVIE?
*Will 50 Cent’s rap rivals venture out to see his new film, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’?” One 50 nemesis, Ja Rule, tells the New York Daily News: "I always study the enemy, so I might check it out. But it looks kinda bull."
THE COKE MOSS VIDEO
LONDON (Reuters) - A documentary is set to show footage of British supermodel Kate Moss which Sky One says shows her snorting cocaine, as the furor over her alleged drug taking which cost her lucrative advertising deals refuses to go away.
Moss has been embroiled in scandal since The Mirror tabloid newspaper printed grainy pictures two weeks ago that apparently showed the 31-year-old taking drugs.
British retailer Burberry and Swedish-based fashion house Hennes & Mauritz responded by cutting their contracts with the model and France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract when it expires next month.
Moss released a statement apologizing to friends, family and business associates for her behavior.
Sky One said its documentary "Kate Moss: Fashion Victim?" would provide a balanced debate over the role of the media and the fashion industry and ask whether Moss could continue her career.
"The documentary aims to paint an honest picture of the landscape that formed the backdrop to the saga and in a worldwide exclusive, features video footage of the widely-reported incident involving Moss and her self-confessed heroin addict boyfriend, Pete Doherty," Sky said.
Moss, who has a two-year-old daughter, was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl and her waifish good looks have graced the covers of countless magazines.
Although her statement made no specific reference to the Mirror report, she said she took full responsibility for her actions.
"I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them," she said.
Her agent Sarah Doukas said Moss was "gutted, absolutely devastated", when she heard about the Mirror report.
"I read it over the phone to her and the avalanche started almost immediately," Doukas told the Times, in an interview granted at Moss' behest.
Doukas said her client had left Britain for the time being, and that despite recent career setbacks, she was about to sign a new deal with an unnamed perfume company.
The Sky One documentary will be shown on October 3.
DID U SEE??BOW WOW ON MTV TRL IN LONDON- IF CIARA KNOWS WHAT'S GOOD FOR HER,SHE BETTER KEEP BOW WOW'S GOODIES AWAY.
AND SPEAKING OF CIARA,SHE WAS PERFORMING ON A BALCONY OF THE MARIOTT IN TIMES SQ. LAST WEEK- CIARA SWEETIE,YOU'RE MY GIRL BUT FOR YOUR HAIR YOU DON'T NEED A 1, 2, STEP YOU NEED A 12 STEP..YOU'RE ADDICTED TO BAD WEAVES
RAPPER BEANIE SEIGEL BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON,KIM GOES IN HE COMES OUT...WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS...A PRISONOR EXCHANGE PROGRAM?
JENIFER GARNER MISTAKENLY REVEAL HER BABY'S GOING TO BE A GIRL...IF YOU WERE JENNIFER LOPEZ I'D UNDERSTAND THE BIG DEAL
D'ANGELO'S CAR WRECK
ANOTHER PIC OF MONICA'S BABY
September 28, 2005
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORYOU'RE IN DA HOOD NOW BABY,
The new format is on day 2 now and I kinda like it.It's really looking like a blog that's part magazine and covers Hollywood with a twist of ghetto.
There are a few changes,I've disabled comments for certain posts,and I've added a lot more of me to this site.I'm hoping by 2006 I'll have this Blogazine really 100% the way I'd like to see it but until then,stick with me while I tweak and fix. If you have any questions,comments,ideas for a post,or you have a problem and want it solved on Ask Holiday the new email is Hollyhood2006@yahoo.com
In today's edition of HollyHood Blogazine:
Health and Fitness-
"Top 5 signs you may need a diet" is a funny intro to my diet and exercise posts that I'm in the process of writing for this column.
A couple of the latest songs and videos that are available online for your pleasure.
Fashion and Style-
Seeing double? Lately celebs have been mistakingly wearing the same outfits to events at the same time and that's a Hollywood no-no.View a couple of this year's twins.
Has become my favorite thing to write.These posts cover giving your life a little glam,and today's post covers decorating your apartment or room...you should also check out my glam living post on how to buy antiques.
and of course Gossip 2 Go
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HEALTH AND FITNESS...5 SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A DIETSo, I see that you are enjoying wearing those fitted t-shirts and relaxed fit jeans that are in style right now.Cute,but if both were baggy when you first bought them,it may be time for an intervention.I'm so wrong for this,but to make up for it I will dedicate all next week's health and fitness to diet and exercises that have worked for me for years.
5 SIGNS YOUR ASS MAY NEED A DIET
1-You have a firm,perky,bosom that all women envy...but you're a man!
2-If Moses himself couldn't stop your thighs from touching.
3-If you love to work out with "weights"...when people ask do you wanna workout,and you say...wait!
4-If your friends throw you a surprise baby shower...and you're not pregnant
5-If you count calories...backwards
GOSSIP 2 GO 9/28NO REGRETS FOR COKE HEAD MOSS
Kate Moss may be headed to rehab after issuing a public apology, but friends say she's showing no remorse in private. We're told one of Moss' first comments when the drug photos surfaced was, "Oh, well, there goes my second career." Moss staged a comeback after an earlier battle with addiction landed her at London's Priory clinic. Moss, who was recently spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz., near the Meadows rehab center, has shown less concern about losing custody of her daughter, Lila Grace. Another pal reported, "She just told her agent three days ago that she doesn't give a [bleep] what people think, she will not change her lifestyle because of a tabloid or public opinion." The supermodel may hold on to her Rimmel cosmetics contract, however. Ironically, the campaign she just shot for them is for a product called "Recover." And the London Daily Telegraph reports she's been talking to director Ron Howard about starring in a movie about the fashion industry.
KATE AND ALI (OMG, THAT IS THE BEST HEADLINE I EVER CAME UP WITH)
Not all people think that Kate should be outcasted the way she's been.Kate Moss is finally getting some public support. “Kate Moss is my friend," said fellow catwalker Naomi Campbell, who has been treated for drug addiction herself. "I think it’s like everybody is being bad to her... It’s really like a vendetta.”
THE FORMER PRINCE OF DARKNESS WASN'T ALONE IN THAT DARK
JUDE Law wasn't the first famous Brit to get caught with his hand in the nanny jar. In the latest installment of her memoir, "Extreme," being serialized in the London Sun, Sharon Os bourne writes that Ozzy got caught in bed with their nanny on the night their son Jack was born. "Ozzy was loaded when he got to the hospital," she writes. "Then he collapsed and went home. My assistant popped in to see if he was OK and found him in bed with the nanny. She wasn't a beautiful blonde — she was an ugly old cow." Sharon says Ozzy only stopped cheating when a faulty AIDS test came back positive.
BEYONCE'S BORED IN LOVE
The New York Daily News reports that Destiny's Child star Beyonce Knowles appeared out of her element at the Bon Jovi concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. She accompanied boyfriend Jay-Z, who was there as president of Def Jam to check out the Island Def Jam label's star rockers. "Anybody who still thinks her relationship with Jay-Z is just a publicity stunt should have seen the look on her face," laughed a spy. "She was definitely being the dutiful girlfriend. She didn't know any of the songs, and they left before the end of the show."
KIM RELEASES STATEMENT TO FANS JUST IN TIME FOR ALBUM RELEASE
*“I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine,” begins a letter from jailed rapper Lil' Kim. The artist and new resident of a Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia has issued a statement to her fans and potential consumers of her new album “The Naked Truth,” which hit stores Tuesday.
"Contrary to the rumors, I am in general population at FDC and I have adjusted to the facility and to my fellow inmates who are all cool people,” read the statement issued Monday through her entertainment attorney, L. Londell McMillan. “Each day, I read, sharpen my focus and grow. Of course, I wish I could be out to celebrate the release of my new album this week, ‘The Naked Truth’ but instead, I am looking to take advantage of this time to work on my personal development. Thank you to all for your continued support."
HOLLYHOOD ENTERTAINMENTTwista is out with the video to his new single 'Girl Tonight' featuring Trey Songz, from his forthcoming album 'The Day After' due October 4th. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Toni Braxton's latest effort 'Libra', released Tuesday (September 27). Listen to the album in full here
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for former Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bizzy Bone's latest solo effort 'Speaking Tongues', released yesterday (September 27). Listen to the album in full here
Lil' Kim is out with the video to her new single 'Lighters Up', from the album 'The Naked Truth'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
Kanye West performed his single 'Gold Digger' on Sunday's edition of 'Top Of The Pops'. Watch a 30-second clip of the performance at BBC.co.uk.
Missy Elliott is out with the video to her new single 'Teary Eyed', from the album 'The Cookbook'. Watch it online in Win 450k, Win 300k, Win 100k, or Real formats
On the heels of 'The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey hooks up with Jermaine Dupri for 'Don't Forget About Us,' an exclusive new song from the diva not available on the album. Check it out online at AOL Music.
Ricky Martin performed his new single 'I Don't Care' on Sunday's edition of 'Top Of The Pops'. Watch a 30-second clip of the performance at BBC.co.uk.
THE NEW RELEASE FROM THE FUGEES HERE
FASHION AND STYLE...WHO WORE IT BEST?Either due to the lack of creative sylists or celebs buying "off the rack"..the newest Hollywood trend has been to try and sho up another celeb by wearing the identical outfit as them to another event.Let's take a look and see who had no business putting it on:
At an afterparty for her London play As You Like It, Sienna Miller wore a gold lamé Roberto Cavalli dress – the same one that Nicole Richie had sported to a Hollywood club.
During New York's Fashion Week, socialite Nicky Hilton made the scene in the same Zac Posen cocktail dress that Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway had donned for a charity event.
In New York City recently, tennis star Serena Williams wore the same curve-hugging Luca Luca frock that Into the Blue star Ashley Scott stepped out in for her oceanic thriller's L.A. premiere.
Mariah Carey stepped out in a Pucci minidress in Paris last week – a skimpier version of the one Renee Zellweger wore to the Venice Film Festival. Who looks more retro chic?
A triple mess! Mariska Hargitay, Eva Longoria and Serena Williams all hit a Marc Jacobs fashion show in a duchess silk top by the designer.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross and Four Brothers actress Sofia Vergara wore the same gold Dolce & Gabbana dress during recent New York City outings.
Jessica Simpson sported a sky-blue Jean Paul Gaultier dress in Beverly Hills recently, while Beyonce wore a different version in New York City
GLAM-LIVING...DECORATING YOUR APARTMENTYou finally have a place to call your own. A crib. A pad. A love nest. You're not sure what to call it, but it's better than your parents' house, and it's all yours. The only problem is, it's kind of empty. And you want to fill it with stuff so you can, like, have a party and impress your friends.But you're no Martha Stewart (thank God), you don't have a lot of money, and you're also kind of busy.Let me help you.
1-EVALUATE YOUR SPACE
Since many first apartments are smaller than closets and darker than Beyonce's roots, it helps to know how to play down your apartment's bad points. Then take a look around your new surroundings and make a list of its aesthetic pros and cons. Does it have big windows but low ceilings? Great wood floors but a boxy, square feel? While emphasizing positive qualities takes little or no effort, counteracting undesirable elements is a bit harder. Here's some help:
One-room living (studios and dorm rooms)
You eat there, you sleep there, you read my blogs there - all in that one, single, solitary room. While studios and dorm rooms can be a bit claustrophobic, they suck a lot less if they're pleasing to the eye and well arranged. With single-room living spaces, you have two options. You can either keep the room as spacious and open as possible, or you can divide it into areas of activity by using screens and/or large pieces of furniture that appear to "section off" one area from the next.Stores from Pier 1 to Ikea sell these room dividers and the cost depends on the size and material. Depending on the size of your place, the decor you choose and your lifestyle (whether or not you'll be doing a lot of work there, entertaining often, etc.), you can decide which option is better for you. Either way, be sure to keep it simple. Limit your color palette, and avoid clutter and excess furniture. Consider getting a two-in-one piece like a sofa bed or a futon to save space.
If your place looks like that dungeon from Silence of The Lambs or you don't know what time of day it is until you go outside? Well, brighten up dark rooms with light-colored walls, sheer curtains and plenty of plants. Mirrors also help by reflecting light and limiting the appearance of shadows. Opt for blinds instead of shades on your windows, and choose minimal lampshades with a translucent effect.
I have never lived in a small house before,sorry I'm rich,but I've seen pics of them. If you are living in a less than average sized apt. go with pale, cool colors, and fill the space with as little furniture as possible. Instead of a free-standing bookcase, for instance, try a shelf that's mounted to the wall with brackets. Also, if your room is really small, avoid busy patterns on items like curtains, tablecloths and bedspreads.
Feel like the sky is falling? Raise the roof by using up-tilting lamps to cast as much light on it as possible. Paint the ceiling a shimmery, satiny, pale color, and do the walls one or two shades darker. Draw attention to the bottom half of the room with floor cushions, interesting rugs and low-to-the-ground seating. Makes sense huh?
2-DECIDE ON A STYLE
Even though your first apartment probably won't look like it jumped off the pages of Architectual Digest, there's no reason it can't have a cohesive theme that says something about your tastes and makes the most of what you have to work with. By combining hand-me-downs from friends and relatives with the right supplementary pieces, you can create a convincing version of one of the following styles. Really, you can! First find out what you can scam for free, and then figure out how these items can be incorporated into your look of choice. Here's a few styles to consider:
Eclectic - Also known as the "thrift shop" look, eclectic is a popular choice for many first-time apartment dwellers. It mixes the vintage with the new, the ugly with the stylish, the practical with the weird. Your end tables don't match? No problem. Your sofa is paisley and your pillows are striped? That's fine. Eclectic can look kind of hip and bohemian if it's done right, and awful if it's done wrong. Either you're born with the talent for it, or you're not. If you don't want to take the risk, move on.
Traditional - The traditional style is just what you think it would be - matching wood furniture, a comfy plaid couch, and colorful, coordinating accessories. Smart, functional and straightforward, apartments done in this style tend to look friendly and pulled-together. And your mom would like it.
Minimalist - If you're a sucker for all things sleek, consider the minimalist look. Picture this: A black leather couch, a postmodern painting on the wall, and a glass coffee table holding nothing but an empty vase. Knickknacks? No way. Curtains? Just vertical blinds, please. The minimalist look is chic and clean, but can also appear kind of cold and unhomey.Sounds like my last boyfriend.
As soon as you've evaluated your apartment and settled on a style, you should choose a color scheme that both complements the space and suits your personal preferences. By understanding the qualities of primary and secondary colors, you'll get a better idea of what shades will work best.
((Primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue.))
Secondary colors: Orange, Green, and Violet
Red - Bright and bold, red suggests vitality and aggressiveness. It's a great accent color, making cold, open rooms seem more inviting and intimate. Deep, subtle shades of red such as burgundy and maroon are perfect for living rooms.
Complementary color: Green
Yellow - Stimulating, sunny and cheerful, yellow is associated with intellect, power and creative energy. Bright yellows bring warmth and light into dark rooms, and pale yellows make small rooms seem larger. It's also a great kitchen color.
Complementary color: Violet
Blue - Blue denotes harmony, peace, steadfastness and loyalty. While it's appropriate for any room, blue is an excellent bedroom color because it makes one feel comforted and serene. It can also soften rooms that are over-bright.
Complementary color: Orange
Orange - Orange combines the energy of red with the intellectual associations of yellow. Dominant and lively, it's a fun choice for bathrooms and work areas. Peachy oranges have a delicate effect, while brownish oranges (like terra cotta) give off warm, cozy vibes.
Green - The color of nature, green is refreshing and pleasing to the eye. It makes dim apartments seem more vibrant by bringing a garden-like atmosphere indoors. With its varying shades, green works in just about any room.
To balance out the splashy colors above, add neutral earth tones and strong, sleek shades of black and gray. Another universal color is white, which, in its various incarnations (off-white, beige, and eggshell), provides a can't-go-wrong foundation for any room.
If you're lucky enough to have more than one room, try doing a different color scheme for each (e.g., a forest green and burgundy living room, a baby blue and white bathroom, a violet and gray bedroom, etc.).
A FEW LAST THINGS TO REMEMBER
Deep "warm" colors give a room an intimate, cozy feel. They are: red-violet, red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, and yellow.
Light "cool" colors make a room seem more spacious and elegant. They are: green, blue-green, blue, and blue-violet. White also has this effect.
Even if you have all-white walls (many landlords and dorm managers won't allow residents to paint), you can easily convey color schemes through curtains, pillows, lamps, candles, blankets, area rugs, etc.
September 27, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 9/27D'ANGELO IS DOING AIIGHT
-- R&B crooner D'Angelo, who won over America with his '90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, said he's ready to record after a car crash left him hospitalized for several days.
"I banged up my ribs but other than that I'm fine," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday from his suburban home. Out of the hospital for two days, the singer said he's eager to get back to the studio.
D'Angelo, 31, born Michael Eugene Archer, was in a 2003 Hummer on Sept. 19 when it crossed the roadway and struck a fence. He was ejected from the sport utility vehicle, State Police Sgt. Kevin Barrick said Monday. Archer wasn't wearing a seat restraint, Barrick said.
Barrick said Archer was initially listed in critical condition.
Archer and his lawyer/business adviser, L. Londell McMillan, said the injuries weren't serious. They said he was banged up and bruised but apparently had no broken bones.
"He has no cast on his body," McMillan said in a phone interview from his New York office. "He's walking around and he's certainly talking."
In an earlier statement, McMillan said, "He is anxious to finish the recording of his soul masterpiece that the world has patiently awaited."
Lynne Sellers also was injured in the wreck, authorities said. D'Angelo said she was at the wheel of the SUV. As for other aspects of the accident, he said, "To tell you the truth, I don't really remember anything."
A "DASH" OF SALT TO THE ROC WOUNDS
DAMON Dash is severing all ties with his former partner and friend Jay-Z. Dash is selling his share of Rocawear back to Jay-Z and other silent partners to the tune of almost $30 million. The duo had split up Roc-a-Fella Records earlier this year after a falling out. Insiders say Jay-Z, who is now president of Def Jam, initiated the split because he felt Dash was using him to get publicity and not pulling his weight. Dash is still working with Touret watch company, the Damon Dash music label, plus State Property and Rachel Roy clothing lines.
CONFESSIONS OF A PARK AVE. PLASTIC SURGEON
IN his new book "Confessions of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon," doctor-to-the-stars Cap Lesesne offers a bonanza of blind items about some of his famous patients.
Lesesne, who briefly dated Katie Couric, recalls when legendary photographer Francesco Scavullo was shooting "Anna," a Danish model, for a Victoria's Secret ad campaign. The lensman called up Lesesne because "he was bothered by a little smidge of hip fat pinching over the [bikini] string," the doctor writes.
"He needed to finish the shoot in three days," so Scavullo forced the girl to go under the knife right away. "I did the procedure the next morning, a Saturday," Lesesne relates. "We put iced towels on her until Sunday evening, and Scavullo shot on Monday, using concealer to cover what was left of the bruise."
Lesesne was at a Hollywood awards gala when a director pointed to a major movie star, saying, "I would cast him if he weren't such a lush and he didn't look like he'd been partying all night long. Can you make him look less dissipated?" He did.
When he operated on a Middle Eastern queen, her bodyguard threatened Lesesne's anesthesiologist, "If she dies, I will kill the doctor and you. I have diplomatic immunity."
"Diego," a "powerful Venezuelan oil magnate" called up screaming after Lesesne performed waist and hip liposuction. "You son of a bitch, you turned my penis black! My testicles are black!" he shrieked. "I'm gonna kill you!" Lesesne said Diego had wrapped his bandage too tight, cutting off circulation to the groin, and that it would go away.
"Frank, a New York anchorman, order[ed] me to make him look younger by removing the fat bags in his lower eyelids," Lesesne relates, "after his production manager comment[ed] on Frank's late-night carousing, a particularly deflating comment since Frank spends his nights at home, prepping for work."
"Liz," a "73-year-old dynamo and legend in the public relations field," had Lesesne change her breast implants three times in two years. "I change my breast size depending on who I'm dating," she told him. When he refused more procedures, she whined, "Can't you just put in a zipper?"
WHERE YOU SLIDIN' DIDDY?
The New York Daily News reports Sean 'Diddy' Combs was spotted at Duane Reade on 57th and Broadway last Saturday afternoon. "I asked the girl at the counter what he bought," a spy explained. "She said, 'Astroglide.'"
LIFE ON THE D-IVORCE LIST
Comedian Kathy Griffin filed for divorce from her husband, Matthew Moline, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. Her rep declined to comment, but the divorce papers cited irreconcilable differences. The couple have no children. Griffin and Moline wed in Hollywood in February 2001, as maid of honor Brooke Shields and guest Camryn Manheim looked on. The heavy metal band Night Ranger's "Sister Christian" played as Griffin was given away by her dad, John. "Matt's mom bought the Martha Stewart wedding book," Griffin told PEOPLE at the time. "And I kept saying, 'You're not going to have to crack that book open.'"
KIM'S TITTIES AIN'T THE ONLY THING BOUNCING IN JAIL
The New York Daily News reports crew members who worked furiously on last-minute Lil' Kim music videos before she went to prison Monday are fuming that their paychecks have bounced. The jailed rapper's publicist, Ronn Torossian, said she's not guilty on this charage. "Lil' Kim has nothing at all to do with any of this," Torossian said. "This (May 3rd Films) is an independent company Kim contracted to do her videos, and she knows nothing about this. It's a big surprise and disappointment to us." Read more
NICK CANNON DISCUSSES HOW FAR CHRISTINA MILIAN DIPS IT LOW
Nick Cannon was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Friday (September 23) to promote his new film 'Roll Bounce'. Cannon was asked if he's still dating Christina Milian, but he said they're still friends and explained their relationship. He had props for his co-star Bow Wow, but joked a bit about "Lil' Bow Wow" dating now. Download and listen here.
THE R. KELLY DRAMA CONTINUES
R. Kelly can breathe a sigh of reliefâ€¦for now. His wife, Andrea Kelly, has allowed a court to drop the order of protection she had secured against the R&B singer earlier this month, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
ndrea, 31, and the couple's three children have moved out of the crooner's Olympia Fields mansion in Chicago and moved in with relatives in a west suburb. She has also retained the city's top-rated divorce lawyer, Donald C. Schiller.
A hearing on the order of protection had been set for Friday morning, but Schiller appeared Thursday to inform the judge he could vacate the order.
"Our client has retained civil counsel for the purpose of trying to work out their marital problems rather than proceeding in domestic violence court," Schiller said.
After Andrea Kelly hired the firm of Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck last week, R. Kelly retained another high-profile divorce firm, Beermann, Swerdlove, Woloshin, Barezky, Becker, Genin & London, according to the newspaper.
On Sept. 2, Andrea appeared in Cook County Court and was granted an emergency order of protection after alleging she was "fearful of him.The order called for "no contact at all by any means" and gave Andrea possession of her 2003 Mercedes and her own belongings and those of the children.
Here is the unedited text of the petition filed by Andrea to obtain the order of protection: (Spelling and punctuation are from the document.) :
On Aug. 24, Kelly "snapped over a man in the background of a photo I took with my children at the Parrot Jungle Island" in Miami. That happened within two days of his snapping over a remark I made about a man in a magazine ad.]
Andrea's petition continues:
Last summer I was slapped for lieing to him and we made up but I asked for a divorce and he pinned me down and continued to hit me yelling "don't you leave me. Why are you leaving me.' He says I'm sorry I not a wife beatter my hand was open. It not like I did it for no reason ... you made me do it. I'm now fearful of him and I want to get away safe & be happy. No I never called the police. I thought it would get better."
R. (Robert) Kelly married Andrea Lee in 1996 when the then 22-year-old was a dancer on his tour. Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reported two years ago that Andrea Kelly's family was unable to reach her, and was not being allowed to visit her at Kelly's Olympia Fields home or to get telephone calls to her. Her mother, grandfather and aunt told Mitchell they were upset and concerned. Kelly associates said that Andrea was told by Kelly to knock before entering a room in their house if he is at home hanging out with friends.
COMEDIAN PAUL MOONEY "SUPREMELY"DISSES DIANA ROSS
What started out as comedian/writer Paul Mooney's questionable "Nigga Wake Up Award" turned into an all-out insult to Diana Ross last night at the taping of the BET Comedy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. For some reason Mooney thought the famed singer was deserving of being talked about like a dog because of her arrest for drunk driving from a year or two ago.
Needless to say, Mooney's mean spirited tirade was met with disbelief, disgust and silence from the audience in the auditorium and members of the press in the media room covering the event. What made it more difficult to witness was the fact that Tracey Ellis Ross was in the auditorium while Mooney went through his attack. Actually Miss Ellis Ross couldn't take it and ran out of the auditorium.
Backstage in the press room when EUR's Lee Bailey confronted Mooney about his bit on Ross being way over the top, the comedian defended his actions.
"How can somebody get arrested for (being under the influence) and go to jail and I be over the top? I think that's over the top, don't you? Agree or disagree, folks. No, comedy is not over the top," Mooney said. "When you are a celebrity and you do crazy stuff, that's the game."
At that point Bailey asked him if thought about the fact that Tracey Ellis Ross was in the room while he delivered his diatribe against her mother.
"I didn't know ... her mama could've been in there, that's not the point. I didn't drive drunk," Mooney shot back. "Now I'm responsible for Diana Ross? If you scrutinize Jay Leno and David Letterman the same way you scrutinize me, then I'll agree with you, but if you don't touch them white folks don't touch me. They say what ever they want to say every night."
Record executive and member of old school group Club Nouveau, Jay King, was in the audience and was clearly disgusted by Mooney's comments.
"Diana Ross' thing to me was just a personal demon she was dealing with, it wasn't something that he needed to go on record (talking about). If he'd have kept it light and funny it would've been fine, but he got down right dirty and divisive," King told us. "He said he says nigga a hundred times a day, well today he did ... he was a nigga a hundred times for doing that. Her daughter was in that audience. That's ridiculous. He was nasty and he was rude. Paul Mooney knows better than that. He knows where to draw the line and stepped over the line tonight. I've seen him push the envelope, but tonight is the first time I've been offended by something he said, because with the Diana Ross thing, once he knew he was offensive, he just continued on ... he didn't wanna stop. At that point, he meant to hurt and damage somebody."
That raises the question of how BET is going to deal with Mooney's "moment." In fact, with all the "niggas," "bitches," "MFs" and other words that can't be said on TV, the network's producers and editors have got one hellava challenge ahead of them. The BET Comedy Awards air tonight from 9 until 11 PM E/P.
RAPPER BEANIE SIEGEL IS FREE
Rapper Beanie Sigel is free today after a Philadelphia jury acquitted him on charges he shot and nearly killed a man outside of a strip club two years ago.
Sigel, 31, was cleared of shooting Terrance Speller multiple times during a dispute on a crowded Philadelphia street. The victory is sweet for Sigel after a jury deadlocked on the charges in April 2004.
Sigel, born Dwight Grant, has had several brushes with the law over the years. In fact, his attempted murder trial comes just a few weeks after he was released from a federal prison on unrelated charges.
Media mogul Damon Dash lended support to the rapper during the recent court case.
Sigel's latest album is called the B. Coming.
GLAM-LIVING...HOW TO BUY ANTIQUESI guess my initial interest in antiques came from my mother.Our New York City penthouse was filled with all these treasures that my mother would bring home and ask me not to touch because it was so old...oddly enough she later said the same thing about this attorney I used to date.I remember just staring at some of the pieces of furniture and the bowls and gorgeous jewelery she used to buy.Each with their own history and story of where they came from.
When I got older and started to go out "antiquing"(yes,it's a verb now) with my mother,for some reason I was drawn to the mirrors(not just because I liked my refelction) but the craftsmanship and artistic design of some of these french,italian,russian mirrors and hand mirrors were stunning.I own about 15 antique full length and hand mirrors.One of my favorite ones sits on the vanity in my bedroom,I got it at an auction in Europe.It's a hand mirror that belonged to a mistress of a king that fled the palace when the queen found out.She spent the rest of her life hiding in a french monestary.It dates back to the 18th century.
I just feel fabulous to have ownership of a piece of history like that.I'm sure that a lot readers would like to also get involved in the world of antiques..(some of you are sitting on treasures in your own home and don't even know it).Her's some tips for buying antiques of your own:
First of all, the most important factor for what makes a piece of furniture qualify as an antique is time. A true antique is at least 100 years old. Going forward in time to around the turn of the century, there are what's known as "the near antiques" (75 to 99 years old) as they'll be true antiques shortly. Then there are items that are known as vintage (25 to 74 years old), which are from the 40s, 50s and into the 60s.
There are elements to look for when shopping for an antique and the most important is whether you like it. Then, take a look at the overall condition of the piece (does it move, is it solid, etc.).
Where do we go to find good antiques at a good price? Look in the attics and basements of friends and family, try yard sales and visit house auctions.
Changing or refinishing a piece of furniture can detract from the value if you're looking at museum-quality pieces. When you're looking to bring warmth to your home and personalize a space, the value really lies in what it brings to you.
Finally, if you find an antique piece that you really love but can't use it for its intended purpose, think of other ways to use it. For example, a china cabinet that won't work in a dining room is great for storing linens in a bathroom.
Here are some cleaning tips for old pieces:
Refresh old bottles that are cloudy from minerals or chemicals by pouring water in and add some denture-cleaning tablets to do the dirty work. For really tough stains, use water and swirl a pinch of sand around gently. Be sure to rinse everything thoroughly with either method.
Rub dull brass with a soft cloth and polish made with a little salt, flour and cider vinegar. Once dry, rinse thoroughly with hot water and polish it with a clean cloth.
For sparkling glasses, wash each piece carefully in warm, soapy water. Then add a touch of vinegar to the rinse water.
To keep a wooden piece looking good, try these solutions:
Loosen a tight screw by dabbing some peroxide on it.
To tighten a loose screw, wrap a tiny bit of steel wool around the end of it, and then drive it back in.
Rub soap over the rails of a drawer that sticks so it slides in place easily.
Good luck and have fun.Remember,don't just buy something for it's value(although there's nothing wrong with that) pick a piece that you really like,that makes a statement and fits your personal style.
HEALTH AND FITNESS...LOSING YOUR HANDLESLOSE THOSE LOVE HANDLES
Ok summer is gone,but fall and winter is not the time to start getting lazy.I have a saying.."it's always summer in the clubs".A huge problem area for us girls and a lot of you fellas is love handles.I never understood the term love handles...I mean,usually the people without them get the most love.
Here are some surefire ways that I've compiled for you to embark on the journey that few Americans have traveled..life without love handles.
Strengthening your abs is a key step in reducing your love handles. But whenever you work on your abs, you should also strengthen the muscles in your lower back to "balance" the strength in your torso and reduce the fat on your back.
Try this exercise: Lie on your stomach, lift your feet and knees off the floor and "flutter kick" your legs as if you were swimming. Do this for 15 seconds, then stop for 30 seconds. Repeat twice.
Sodium -- which can be found in table salt, seasonings, soups, condiments, and many other prepared foods -- isn't just bad because it raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. It also leads to water retention, which can make problem areas like the gut and love handles seem even more prominent. Reduce your consumption of sodium-rich processed foods, and avoid adding salt to the foods you prepare yourself.
You've probably heard it a million times before, and it's true: You should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Not only does it help reduce water retention caused by excess sodium, but water also helps the body metabolize stored fat into energy and suppresses the appetite. All these factors can help reduce your love handles.
Although increasing the amount of muscle in your abs will help reduce the appearance of love handles, keep in mind that spot reduction doesn't work. You can do all the crunches in the world, but they'll most likely be useless if you don't do any cardio and eat properly.
That being said, there are a number of exercises that target your oblique abs and love handles more specifically. Try elbow-to-knee crunches: Cross your left leg over your right leg and twist your torso, bringing your right elbow to your left knee. Do as many reps as you can. Repeat on the other side.
Do dumbbell side bends
Dumbbell side bends are another great exercise to target the muscles under your love handles. Standing up, hold one dumbbell at your side and slowly bend your torso sideways, letting the dumbbell descend toward the floor. Slowly straighten up to the starting position using the strength of your ab muscles. Do 15 reps on each side.
There are no two ways around it: To lose weight, you have to reduce the number of calories your body stores. Even if you work out like a psycho, you will still gain weight if the number of calories you consume is greater than the number you burn. Therefore, your diet is crucial in your quest to get rid of those wretched love handles. In a nutshell, you must consume fewer overall calories, as well as less fat and sugar, and increase your fiber intake. And of course, don't forget No. 1...
Get into cardiovascular exercise
Once again, it comes down to burning calories so that they aren't stored as fat. Whether it's by hitting the treadmill at the gym, playing basketball with some buddies, walking to work, or even taking the stairs instead of the elevator, every little step counts. Of course, the amount of cardio you must do all depends on how bad those handles really are. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you should probably seriously consider that gym membership. If the problem is minor, some low-intensity exercise may be sufficient.
In conclusion,I would like to say that losing those handles will be a hard task but really worth it in the end.A nice mid-section and the lack of love handles is always in style.Having the will power to follow through with these tips on a daily basis should be all that you need to begin life without love handles,I gave my ex these tips and the only love handles I hold during sex is his ears..lol.
DID U SEE?LADIES STILL LOVE THIS MAN AS HE LOOKED JUST AS GOOD AS HE DID IN THE 80'S.LL COOL J AT THE VH1 HIP HOP HONORS AWARDS.
JAY-Z AND JADA PINKETT CELEBRATE THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP FOR THE NYC BASED BLACK OWNED BEAUTY LINE CAROL'S DAUGHTER.
SHERYL CROW SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS BEFORE HER PERFORMANCE ON DAVID LETTERMAN ON THURSDAY(LOVE THOSE LEGS SWEETIE)
X-TINA AGUILERA CHILLING POOLSIDE WITH THE GIRLS FOR HER PRE BACHELORETTE PARTY
BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA DOING SOME SHOPPING
THEIR HOLLYWOOD EXIT
ACTOR OMAR EPPS WITH BABY MAMA KEISHA OF BAD BOY'S TOTAL AND THEIR BABIES AT A NICKEODEON SPONSORED EVENT RECENTLY
MTV'S TRL RECENTLY..BOW WOW, EVE , AND ALICIA KEYS ALL STOPPED BY FOR A VISIT
EVE LOOKS LIKE SHE'S WORTH ABOUT A FRENCH QUARTER IN THIS PIC..JUST KIDDING LOVE EVE AND HER STYLIST ALEX(CALL ME)
BOW WOW ALWAYS PRETTY COULD USE A LITTLE CONCEALER TO HIDE THOSE SIGNS OF PUBERTY
ALICIA AND EVE REUNITE FOR A PHOTO OP
ALICIA IS GIVING LATE 60'S EARLY 70'S RETRO FLAVA WITH THIS LOOK..LOVE IT