Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Dirty Laundry for November 30, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Bobby Christina Is Out Of Control

Mediatakeout.com is reporting that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina is straight up outta control! They have pictures of the 17 year old drinking Four Lokos, the alcoholic energy drink and smoking a pote or Newport cigarette, for those you you not up on your hood linguistics! Plus she’s all lessi-ed out, kissing all up on another girl! I guess it’s a case of like mother (and father), like daughter!

Faith Evans Gets Sentenced To Probation
Speaking of drinking, Faith Evans was sentenced to three years informal probation yesterday in L.A. after pleading no contest to reckless driving. She was stopped for drunk driving at a checkpoint in Marina Del Ray.

Kim Kardashian is DEAD!

C. Breezy & Rihanna Are Fed Up
Chris Brown and Rihanna just want their lives back, they are both tired of fans and the media harping on the beat down! Rihanna tweeted “People won’t stop asking about it! It’s f-ing annoying! Nobody wants to relive that, but some people can’t respect that!” Meanwhile, Chris tweeted, “Ya’ll starting to sound extremely childish! Team Breezy and Rihanna Navy. It’s pointless.”

Kelly Rowland Owes The IRS
Looks like Kelly Rowland is The Man’s latest casualty! She was recently slapped with a huge tax lien, she apparently owes the IRS almost $100,000!

Soulja Boy Plays Himself
We all know Soulja Boy played himself by hooking up with Kat Stacks, but now he’s really playing himself! He’ll be making his acting debut in a movie based on his life called “The DeAndre Way.” He calls his life a true success story,” minus the whole Kat Stacks debacle and the song “Speakers Going Hammer.” Ok, well I added that last part, but it’s true!

Montell Jordan Puts His Life In The Hands Of Jeeeezzzuuusss
And true story, Montell Jordan is giving up his music career, which I didn’t know he still had! Anyway, he says that after his final concert on New Year’s Eve he’s putting his life in the hands of JEEEEEZZZZZUUUUUUSSS! He’ll be the pastor of World Victory Church in Norcross, GA! Hallelujah!

New Albums
As for new albums in stores today, it’s a busy day! The Black Eyed Peas “The Beginning,” Eric Benet’s “Lost In Time,” Jazmine Sullivan’s “Love Me Back,” Chrisette Michele’s “Let Freedom Reign,” El Debarge’s “Second Chance,” Ron Isley’s “Mr I,” Flo Rida’s “Only One Flo,” Miguel’s “All I Want Is You,” and Soulja Boy’s “The DeAndre Way” are in stores today!

Lebron + Jordan = Winning

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christian Siriano Gets Ready For The Holiday With A New Vintage Jewelry Line

Project Runway winner and Fab designer Christian Siriano may just have launched is accessories site http://www.sendthetrend.com ,but he is already putting out a holiday collection for us with a new capsule collection. The Regal Estate collection features pieces such as hammered gold earrings with purple stones and a black and gold multi-chain necklace with a statement piece on the end. This collection is going to be a hit with the jewelry fashionista on your list.

Karl Lagerfeld Set To Design for Macy's

The mastermind behind the luxury fashion house Chanel; Karl Lagerfeld is going to design a collection for retail store Macy's reported by WWD. The collection is set to hit the stores September 2011. Lagerfeld limited edition of womenswear comes as part of the retailer designer series where they will rotate high end designers every two months. No details or prices of this collections have been revealed yet. So I wonder if it will be more like Chanel or the collection he did with H&M awhile back. Either way I am excited for it and I'm sure it will be worth the wait. I will let you guys know more as new information is released.

The Dirty Laundry for November 29, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Kanye Gets Heckled At Thanksgiving Parade
Not everyone was thankful to see Kanye West at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. While Kanye rolled by on his float some people started chanting “Taylor, Taylor” and it was pretty loud! Here’s a clip:

Yet Another Kanye West Rant
Speaking of Taylor Swift, Yeezy thinks she should have stood up for him when he was getting dissed for dissing her! Right….anyway, while he was on stage Kanye defended his VMA rant. Ok, I love you Yeezy, but you are a serious ego-maniac and slightly delusional! Here’s a clip:

Lil Kim Disses Nicki Minaj
Lil Kim has a rant of her own! Over the weekend she released a Nicki Minaj diss track called “Black Friday,” jumping on Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says.” Here’s a clip:

Nicki Minaj's All-Star Thanksgiving
Even though Kim spent her Thanksgiving dissing Nicki, Nicki celebrated hers with an all-star concert featuring Drake, Kanye, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, and Busta Rhymes! You can check it out:

Sneak Peek At Kanye And Nicki’s Album Sales
If you were wondering how Nicki’s debut album “Pink Friday” did. I got a sneak peek at what the numbers are looking like. “Pink Friday” should have sold around 400,000 units by the time the official numbers come out, making it the best sales week for a female hip hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998. Kanye’s “My Dark Twisted Fantasy” is expected to sell over a half-a-million copies in its first week.

Fantasia Testifies In Antwuan Cook's Divorce Hearing
I told you last week that Fantasia admitted to aborting her baby with Antwaun Cook, her married boyfriend. Well here’s the audio and transcript from her testimony:

Here are key parts of the court proceedings Monday, including Fantasia admitting to the abortion:

Lawyer: "See if you recognize this as being a letter you wrote to Mr. Cook on May 10th 2010" (inaudible)

(inaudible) Fantasia reads the letter to the court. "I want you. I pray every night that I can be in your life forever, be your friend, lover, prayer partner, wife and MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN. As long as I can have you I will be the happiest girl in the world." (inaudible)

Lawyer: "Ms Barrino, when you wrote this letter, you said you wanted to be the mother of his children, is this right?"
Fantasia: "Uh huh."

Lawyer: "Were you pregnant with his child when you wrote this letter?"
Fantasia: "No, no."

Lawyer: "Is it true at one point you told him you had an abortion?"
Fantasia's Lawyer: Objection!


Lawyer: "Ms Barrino, isn't it true that you told Mr. Cook that you had aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "When I wrote this letter I was speaking in future references. Like, one day, I would love to be all of these things that I wrote. I was not pregnant with his child."

Lawyer: "But did you tell Mr. Cook you aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "I did, yeah."

Lawyer: "When did you tell Mr. Cook you had aborted his child?
Fantasia: "I'm not sure."

Lawyer: "When did you abort his child?"
Fantasia: "It hasn't been too long ago."

Lawyer: "What's not too long ago?
Fantasia: "I'm not sure."

Lawyer: "I'm sorry?"
Fantasia: "I'm not sure. Probably when all this other stuff was happening."

Lawyer: "Is it your testimony that this summer?"
Fantasia: "I'm not really sure."

Lawyer: "How close in proximity was it to Mr. Cook leaving? In June 2010."
Fantasia: "It was right after he left his home."

Lawyer: "Mrs. Cook contends that she separated from Mr. Cook in June 16th 2010. How close in proximity to her date of separation did youcontend that you aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "I'm not sure. Probably August when the other stuff happened."

DMX Spent Thanksgiving In Jail
It seems like most people had a good or at least productive Thanksgiving…well everyone except DMX! I told you that he was arrested last week for violating his probation, well he was in jail in Arizona and the judge denied his bail, keeping him in jail over the holiday and set his hearing for December 9th.

Is Reggie Bush Engaged?
Mediatakeout.com is reporting that Kim Kardashian’s ex, Reggie Bush, is engaged to Latin singer Mayra Veronica. She is rocking a huge rock!

Box Office
As for the box office this weekend, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has the #1 spot, bringing in $76.3 million over the holiday weekend. “Tangled” was 2nd with $69 million and “Megamind,” with Will Ferrell is 3rd with $17.6 million.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving From The No Detergent Family

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Behind The Scenes: Keri Hilson "No Boys Allowed" Album Artwork Photoshoot

Shyne Found His Jewish Roots In Prison

DMX Speaks From Behind Bars

If You Missed It: Justin Timberlake On The Ellen Show

In Case You Missed It: Fantasia For Real (Going Hollywood)

Will.I.Am Speaks On Michael Jackson's New Songs

New Video: Keke Palmer - The One You Call

The Dirty Laundry for November 23, 2010

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Is Waka Flocka The Gay Rapper?
Wow, well Mediatakeout.com claims to have proof that Waka Flocka’s people were negotiating for him to appear in a porno….and not with any old co-star, but with 3 dudes! Check out the video which supposedly has proof, including the contract and some email correspondence! You be the judge!

Soulja Boy Admits His Love For Kat Stacks
We may never get a confession from Waka but Atlanta rapper isn’t ashamed to admit who he’s loving on! During an interview Soulja Boy insults Kat Stacks, but admits his true feelings for her! Here he is:

Fantasia Admits To Having An Abortion
Speaking of interesting, Fantasia admitted yesterday that she had an abortion last summer after getting knocked up by her married jump off, Antwaun Cook! So all those rumors circulating this summer about her pregnant were true! She made the confession yesterday when she was testifying in Antwaun’s divorce case!

Quincy Jones Says Kanye Can’t Compare
Quincy Jones did some serious talking, himself. During an interview with “US” magazine, the reporter suggested that Kanye was like a modern day Quincy Jones, but Q wasn’t hearing that! He said, "How, man? No way. Did he write for a symphony orchestra? Does he write for a jazz orchestra? Come on, man. He's just a rapper. There's no comparison. I'm not putting him down or making a judgement or anything, but we come from two different sides of the planet. I spent 28 years learning my first skill. I don't rap. It's not the same thing. A producer has to have some sort of skills that enable him to be a producer. It's totally different to know what to do with 16 woodwinds you know from piccolos down to bass clarinet. It's a whole different mindset. No comparison. None.

Leaked: Kanye West & Jay-Z "That's My Chick"
Speaking of Kanye, a track from his album, “Watch the Throne,” hit the internet yesterday. The track is called, “That’s My (Chick),” here’s a clip:

T.I. Opens Up About His Drug Habits
Since T.I. has started his 11 month jail sentence, he’s opened up about his drug habits. He admitted to using Oxycontin and Hydrocodone! He also said Eminem has been someone for him to lean on and help him along the way!

Here are some full excerpts from T.I.’s Vibe interview:

VIBE: I've heard you mention how the good that you've done is easily forgotten. Do you feel that you've been treated unfairly?

T.I.: If I place my value in the way humans treat me, then maybe. But they're human, man, they can't help themselves. They do that to people they know personally. So how can I expect them to treat me, only knowing me through television? They did that to Jesus. They did that to Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali. They did it to every great person you could possibly think of. When it was all good, they was with them. When things got bad, then they was against them.

VIBE: But in this case things didn't "get bad." It's something you did.

T.I.: Let me just say this: [he sits up on the couch] If you look at a guy who came up, no pops in the house, moms on welfare, food stamps; started selling dope when he was 12, 13 years old, came up handling guns, being in shoot-outs; started going to jail when he was 15. In all of this chaos and this mischief and lawlessness, the person who was just in jail for machine guns and silencers turns his life around. And now you want to crucify him for what? Three pills. I mean, of course it's wrong and unacceptable and inexcusable. No problem. But in the grand scheme of things, it's rather petty. It's rather petty to hold someone's feet to the fire for something so small when they have overcame things that were so big. All that could have been going wrong if I was riding with more guns, or if I had gotten into a shoot-out and killed somebody, then I could see that. But just think about it. I've gotten it down to this much.

VIBE: How did you get a drug habit?

T.I.: I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals. Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat shit that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything, weed, alcohol. Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I'm like, Wait, this sh**t makes me feel good. And it's legal. After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might have a drink or smoke a blunt, I took a pain pill. Times when I had 18-, 20-hour days, I'd take a pain pill. And eventually I developed, I guess, the beginning stages of dependence.

VIBE: Have you talked to Eminem about addiction?

T.I.: Sure. We got a record together, and we talked a lot. I asked him how he knew he was an addict. Basically if you put yourself in harm's way… if you risk that, you've got to assume that there is something fundamentally wrong with your thought process.

Usher & Alicia Keys Hit With Papers
Hopefully after his vacay, T.I. will stay out of jail and out of court for a while! Usher and Alicia Keys, however, will be in court soon! They’re being sued by a singer/songwriter who claims she penned the song while she was under contract with Alicia Keys’ label, MBK Entertainment!

New Releases
Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Ne-Yo “Libra Scale,” Lloyd Bank’s “Hunger For More 2” Jay-Z “The Hits Collection” and Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday” hit stores yesterday! TI Talks Addiction

More Than just Music?

Rihanna slaps Nicki Minaj's butt around the 51 second marker!

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Video: T-Pain - Rap Song

Fall Trend Alert: Show Off Your Socks

So this Fall will you be showing off your socks like the rest of the style setters? With all the style options this fall this one is pretty easy to pull off. Socks for fall offer a way to step up your dressing game. Whether, it is in the form of knee socks, thigh-highs, or cute little detailed ankle socks. Falls latest batch of socks gives you more ways to bring platform sandals and oxfords into fall. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, DKNY, Marni and others are among those putting a stylish spin on this trend. Here are some tips to help you try it out. 1) Thigh-High Socks are best worn with tailored shorts or a mini skirt with booties. Or even layered over tights or jeans peeking out of a tall boot. 2) Knee Socks are best worn all the way up with boots or scrunched down with booties or T strap heels. To get the full effect knee length skirt or dress is key. 3) Ankle Socks are really cute worn with a ballet flat and a A line skirt or even a 1 inch heel to give your outfit a little 50's vibe. You don't have the have the same rules you had years ago. Have some self expression and be a little more fashion forward. Let me know what you guys think of this trend. Will you be showing your socks off?

The First Burberry Trench Is Spotted On Emma Watson

So last week I told you guys about Burberry starting a bespoke service for their trench coats that will be available to you early next year. But the face of Burberry Emma Waston has been spotted in the first bespoke trench made. I love the combination of choices she made. I so can not wait for this service to come out.

The Dirty Laundry for November 22, 2010

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DMX Is Back In Jail
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back! Yep DMX is back at home…in jail! He was arrested at his house in Phoenix on Thursday night for not checking in with his probation officer! He was also arrested for a plethora of drug-related charges and driving on a suspended license! Repeat offender at his best!

Nicki Clears The Air About Lil Kim
Just in time for the release of “Pink Friday” today, Nicki Minaj is finally getting real when talking about her beef with Lil Kim.

Faith Evans Feels That There Will Never Be Justice For Biggie’s Murder
Well another female artist that Lil Kim used to beef with has NO Faith that Biggie will ever get justice in his murder! Faith Evans told a British newspaper “The family- we have an idea of what happened….we have an idea, though we don’t know if it will ever be solved in the judicial system.” It has already been 13 years, it’s sad, but she’s probably right!

Jay-Z Still Rates Biggie The Best Rapper
Well even though he’s been gone for over a decade, Biggie is still topping the best rapper charts! During a question and answer session Jay-Z gave out his top-five rappers, dead or alive. Biggie is #1 on the list and Eminem and Nas are tied at #5.

Jay-Z's Top 5 List Of Rappers (Dead or Alive):

• Biggie (for his story-telling ability and voice)
• Tupac (for his emotion)
• Kool G Rap
• KRS-One
• Eminem/Nas (says he would have to alternate between those two)

"Billboard" Picks Top 50 R&B/Hip Hop Artists!
Billboard magazine has compiled a list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the last 25 years. The roster is based on performance on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts from Jan. 5, 1985 through Nov. 6, 2010

1. R. Kelly
2. Mary J. Blige
3. Whitney Houston
4. Mariah Carey
5. Janet Jackson
6. Usher
7. Luther Vandross
8. Jay-Z
9. Freddie Jackson
10. Alicia Keys

Click here for the rest of the list

Janet Jackson Wants Your Help In Planning Her World Tour
Speaking of Double J, she announced plans for a world tour, hitting 35 cities and she wants her fans to help her decide which cities to roll through! You can log onto her website, JanetJackson.com, to nominate yours!

Life Is Short…Just Ask Michael Jackson!
Double J’s brother, Michael Jackson, obviously knew life was short!

New Albums
As for new albums today, Jay-Z’s “Hits Collection Volume 1,” Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday,” and Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” are all in stores today!

Box Office Results
As for the box office this weekend, “Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows” opened #1 with $125.1 million. “Megamind” came in 2nd with $16.2 million and Denzel Washington’s “Unstoppable” has the 3rd spot with $13.1 million.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Smooth Holiday Edition Double Cover

In honor of International Men Day I wanted to give our male readers a magazine cover I am sure they will want to pick up on the stands. For their December/January cover Smooth Magazine used both video vixen Keyshia Doir and ex girlfriend turned model Amber Rose on their covers. Hope you like it guys.

Chanel Turns Blue with their Resort Collection

Yes it is that time of year again to think about getting away from the cold weather and going to a place where the sun is always shinning. The designers are getting ready to deliver their Resort Collections to stores. So Chanel has made the perfect makeup and nail polish to go with the perfect clothes and tan. The French luxury design house is debuting an icy pale blue nail lacquer called Riva in their Cote D'Azur 2010 Cruise Collection. Which was inspired by the chic Saint Tropez destination where all the Jones go and also where Chanel cruise collection fashion show was held last spring. Lip colors are also available in this collection, and come in a sun ready pink, nude and a coral orange shade. Le Nail Colour in Rive $27 and Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour$30 are available for a limited time starting in December at Chanel.com, Chanel makeup studios and boutiques. If Riva catch on the way their black or jade colors have then you should get to the nearest counter now.

Behind the Scenes: Beyonce For Vizio Televisions

The Dirty Laundry for November 19, 2010

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Foxy Brown Disses Nicki Minaj
More shots fired! Another washed up femcee might be taking shots at Nicki Minaj. It seems like Fox Boogie Brown might be bad as hell! She released a new single “Hold Yuh” that could possibly be taking shots at Nicki Minaj, here’s a clip:

Since it’s in Patois, let me translate for you, she said “gangsters don’t wear pink hair—who taught you that?” Hmmm what do you think?

Pink Friday In Stores Monday
Well Nicki’s album “Pink Friday” must be holey because it sho did leak on Wednesday! The tracks that hit the net featured some heavy hitters like Kanye West, Drake, and Rihanna! “Pink Friday” hits stores Nov 22!

Another Couple Bites The Dust
It looks like it’s splitsville for another celebrity couple! Eva Longria, from “Desperate Housewives,” has filed for divorce from her basketball hubby, Tony Parker, citing irreconcilable differences. Supposedly she found hundreds of text messages from another woman, who is married to one of Tony’s teammates! So scandalous! And get this, Eva is filing for spousal support! I have a feeling this is gonna get ugly!

Chris Brown Has Good Behavior
Eva and Tony may not have any love for each other, but the judge in Chris Brown’s assault case got love for him! During a progress report hearing in the Rihanna beat down case, the judge said she blown away by his work ethic saying “No one has ever done a better or more consistent job than you have.” Awwww!

Click here to watch Breezy in court!

Bruno Mars May Be Going To Jail
Speaking of court cases, Bruno Mars got a lil’ more time before he has to face the judge in his cocaine possession trial! It’s been pushed back to December 14th! He could get 4 years in prison if convicted!

Tip Shows A Sensitive Side Jail
Maybe Bruno needs to read T.I.’s blog! Yep, taking a page from Weezy’s book, Tip is blogging from prison! Yesterday, he wrote about how sick and tired he is of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen or whatever else you want to call it! Tip said “This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for an n-word who’s been locked up as many time as I have.” You can read his whole blog by logging onto our Facebook page!

Here’s the complete blog:

"This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a nigga who's been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin'. The kind you don't just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don't come out of your room until it's time to go to school.

I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and mother f**king tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life.

Even though it's been a long road, I'm still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah... I got to do this shit for me!!! I'll be God dam**ed if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F*ck that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f*ckin' shades cause I'm ready to cash my darkest hours in...ASAP!!!

A lot of folks had fathers or father figures in the house to raise them into manhood. I'm not trying to make any excuses for my situation but my father was a hustler that lived in New York. My uncle was a local big time dope boy turned 10 year federal inmate.

My mother and grandparents did the best they could but I found my manhood in the trap and in prison systems. But I found it. And nan one of mine will ever have to feel the cold tight grip of a handcuff or grace the presence of a jail cell if I can help it.

Over my dead body!

So if you can't respect that you ain't rocking with my movement then F**ck you dog! I know a bunch of mother f*ckers who are.....

- Love KING

Common Is A Renaissances Man
Speaking of rappers, turned actors, turned writers, common announced that he’ll be releasing his memoir, “One day it’ll make sense,” next June!

New Movies
As for new movies, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part One” and “The Next Three Days” are both in theaters today!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Video: B.O.B. - Don't Let Me Fall

Sneak Peek: Green Lantern

The Dirty Laundry for November 18, 2010

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Toni Braxton’s Debilitating Disease
Poor Toni Braxton! She went public earlier this week about her debilitating disease, Lupus! She said she kept it a secret because she thought people wouldn’t want to work with her. She said, “It was a tough decision to come out about it, but it was such a relief.” My heart goes out to her!

Diddy Says He's Getting Married...Then Retracts

Dealing with the devil you are sure to get burned! Just ask Cassie! She was at a club in Atlanta with Diddy when he got on the mic and told the crowd he was getting married. Well Cassie got super excited, thinking said she was gonna be wifey, but uh, that was a no go! Diddy quickly said he was just playing! You can check out the pictures of the whole situation unfolding by logging onto our Facebook page! All I’m gonna say is WOW!

Ochocinco Proposes To Evelyn Lozada

One person that is supposedly going to get married is Chad Ochocinco to Evelyn Lozada, memba her from “Basketball Wives?!” Well she twit pic-ed her engagement ring! They’ve only been dating for 4 months, but since I told Chad I wasn’t ready to get married, I guess she was the next best thing! Hmmmmm……

Foxy Brown Is Fighting The Charges
Well Foxy Brown had vowed to fight allegations that she is broke a restraining order by mooning her neighbor during an argument in July. Fox Boogie was in court this week and says, just like her nail tech, she will fight the charges! Her lawyer calls the case nonsense and wants it dismissed!

The Brits Ban Beyonce From Seeing Daylight

While Foxy is making sure her neighbor sees the moon, British TV censors want to make sure Beyonce doesn’t see the light of day! They say Bey Bey’s commercial for her new fragrance “Beyonce Heat” is too hot for TV…or daytime TV at least! The ad can only be shown after 7:30pm!

Jay-Z Talks "Decoded"
Beyonce might not be getting any love from the Brits, but her hubby Jay-Z is getting a lot of love and support of his book “Decoded,” which is in stores today! He stopped by the “Daily Show” last night to talk about the book, here he is:

Jay-Z & Kanye Will Finish Their Album Together
Jay-Z is staying busy, he and Kanye West will be hopping a plane for Australia soon to finish their collaborative album, “Watch The Throne.” They already have 7 songs in the bag! I’m so excited about the album, Hova plus Yeezy equals a classic!

Bill Maher Doggs Yeezy
Well one person that isn’t so excited about Kanye is Bill Maher! He was comparing Yeezy to former President Bush on his show “Real Time,” saying they should form a support group for “idiots with huge egos,” when someone in the audience heckled him for saying it. Well here’s what Bill had to say in response:

Chart Action
As for the charts, Kid Cudi cleaned up with “Man on the Moon Two,” selling 170,000 copies in its first week, putting it at #3. Cee-lo’s “Lady Killer” debuted at #9 moving 41,000 units and finally Eminem’s “Recovery” has dropped out of the Top 10 coming in at #11. Twista’s “Perfect Storm” is #39 and Joe Budden’s “Mood Muzik Four” is #82! Wow!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

American Apparel Nails It: Launch 12 New Colors

So when we all think of American Apparel our first thought is leggings and tee shirts in a variety of different colors. But now we can start to think of them as a hot spot to go and get the latest colors in nail polishes. American Apparel started making nail polishes last year and now has decided to add 12 new shades to the line up. All the new shades are inspired by the neighborhoods and cultures in Los Angeles. A single bottle of polish is $6, a three pack for $15 and a seven pack for $$32. All of the polishes are DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde-free formula. You can purchase these polishes at any of the American Apparel stores or online. Happy Painting.

In Case You Missed It: Nelly on Ellen

Fall Trend Alert: Mixing Prints

Mixing prints can be a little tricky and scary at first but that is what fashion is all about, pushing yourself to a new style high. If done right it will really open up your wardrobe options to more combinations. There is a method to mixing prints and patterns so follow these few steps and you should be well on your way. 1) Stay with the same color family. Take time to find pieces that is linked by a common color scheme. Patterns that have the same hue can be successfully worn together. 2)Vary the scale of the prints. Try wearing a large paisley print with a fine pinstripe. One bold graphic element will pull the whole look together. 3)Try to keep at least one piece of your outfit a tailored silhouette. 4)Keep the accessories simple. Let the patterns in your outfit be the statement. If you ever doubt yourself try looking at photos of the runway shows to give you ideas or contact me at Swankstylist@gmail.com to help you out. Let me know if you are bold enough to try this. I would love to see pictures of your finished looks.

In Case You Missed It: Trey Songz On Chelsea Lately

The Dirty Laundry for November 17, 2010

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Trouble In Paradise For Ludacris
Sounds like there’s trouble in paradise already! Memba I told you about Ludacris’ medical school girlfriend? Well word is, they were at Florida Atlantic University, getting ready for his show and Luda supposedly took a groupie…err…I mean student into his dressing room. Well that may have been cool, if his girlfriend wasn’t there with him. She had been taking a tour of the school, but when she got back and found he was in the room with a groupie, she went ballistic! After about 20 minutes of screaming on Luda, she asked one of his body guards to take her to the airport! I wonder if they’ll split for good?!

Mathew & Tina Knowles May Be Back Together
Speaking of splitting, Beyonce’s parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles apparently decided not to! According to TMZ, they were supposed to be in divorce court Monday, but neither of them showed, so the judge dismissed the case!

Jay-Z Defends Kanye West
Beyonce’s hubby Jay-Z is defending Kanye West’s George Bush bashing! During an interview with NPR, Jay-Z said Yeezy expressed “what everyone else felt.” Here’s Jay talking about Kanye’s statement that George Bush doesn’t like black people:

"(Katrina) didn't feel like a natural disaster; it felt like it was happening directly to blacks, and immediately those images of people in suits getting beaten, sprayed with hoses, beaten on the bridge at Selma, all these emotions were going on inside of us. Kanye really spoke what everyone else felt."

And you can pick up a copy of Jay-Z’s book “Decoded” in stores tomorrow.

T.I. To Tell His Story
Speaking of life stories, T.I. will star in a “VH1 StoryTellers” special next month. It will feature Tip performing, answering questions from fans and sharing the stories behind his songs. That should be good!

Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Liquor
It seems like everyone is getting into the liquor game, so I guess Flavor Flav had to jump on it too! He’s releasing his own line of flavored vodka and wine and if that’s not ghetto enough for you, he’s planning on opening his very own fast food chicken joint, which he calls FCC! He says “the Colonel better watch out.” Wow, that’s all I’m gonna say!

Brandy Got Booted Off Dancing With The Stars
Real quick, Brandy was eliminated from “Dancing With The Stars,” leaving everyone to wonder why in hell Bristol Palin is still in the competition. I’m calling shenanigans! It’s a conspiracy!

Jay-Z On NPR

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dare to be Different with Burberry

So the buzz around the fashion world is that the great London fashion house Burberry is now going to offer an online bespoke service starting early next year. The service will allow you to customize the Burberry trench to your liking with things such as the color, studs, monogram and more. There will be more then 12 million different options for you to choose from. Will you be creating your own special trench?

Fashion Designer Gives Back

Damon Dash ex wife and well known fashion designer Rachel Roy is doing her part in giving back this holiday season. Rachel made a tote to help support those affected by the Pakistan floods. For every bag sold she will donate $20 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's disaster relief and recovery efforts for the flood victims. The tote is made out of cotton and linen and is signed by a number of celebrities such as Jay-Z, Oparh, Micheal Kors and many others. You can purchase the tote now at http://www.rachelroy.com and it will ship out on 12/15.

New Video: Michael Jackson - One More Chance

New Video: Dorrough "No Handcuffs"

New Video: Snoop Dogg - New Year's Eve

The Dirty Laundry for November 16, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Kim K. & The Dream...Are They Dating?

Talk about sloppy seconds! Last night Kim Kardashian and The Dream were photographed sitting next to each other courtside at a basketball game, they even shared food from the same plate! Supposedly he’s helping her become an R&B singer…wonder how she’s paying The Dream for her tracks? Hmmm scandalous!

Mariah Carey Is Working On A Clothing Line
Speaking of scandalous, I’m pretty sure that’s what Mariah Carey’s maternity clothing line will look like! Mimi wants to design clothes for pregnant women, but judging from her personal style, that may not be a good idea!

Did Lil Wayne Violate His Probation?

Well it might not have been a good idea for Lil Wayne to hang out with Chris Brown courtside at a basketball game! Breezy pleaded to a felony assault in his case with Rihanna and Weezy is violating his probation by being around him.

Russell Simmons Open Letter To Kanye West

Russell Simmons has weighed in on the whole Kanye West/George Bush apology situation. In an open letter on his website Russ says:

"When you spoke about President Bush during the Katrina telethon, it was not the particulars of your words that mattered, it was the essence of a feeling of the insensitivity towards our communities that many of us have felt for far too long.

"It was the image of the President, our President... peering out the window of an airplane, as the people on the ground were drowning, that hurt us the most. For centuries, our people have relentlessly tread water as hard as they could to stay afloat, and here we were, literally drowning, and it felt like the President was insensitive.

"There is no need to apologise, Kanye. You spoke from your heart and that is all we will ever ask from you. Don't be afraid of the press, as your art is your blueprint... Keep on, Kanye. Keep on. We love you. We cherish you. And we will always have your back."

DMX Says F**k Jay-Z During A Performance

Speaking of controversy and beef, it looks like Jay-Z has a new contender! DMX was on stage performing when he called out Hova, here he is:

Trick Daddy is Releasing A New Book
Who knew Trick Daddy was an author?! Today he’s releasing his memoir, “Magic City: Trials of a Native Son.” It will take readers through his childhood poverty, his days as a drug dealer, prison inmate, and his battle with Lupus.

New Releases
Speaking of new releases, Rihanna’s new album “Loud” and Nelly’s “5.0” are in stores today!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Turban Makes a Glamorous Comeback

People did not seem to bite back when Miuccia Prada showed them in her Prada Spring 2007 fashion show. But now the turban has turned up on all the runway shows for spring 2011 and on every celebrity and fashion socialite. While this type of headwear has been in and out of style over the years but now designers offer a variety of interesting options. With this accessory being versatile it can offer you the chance to make a unique statement with your outfit. It is quite common to associate turbans with casual outfits but the latest fashion trends have shown a much bolder look with more formal outfits then you would normally think. With the right dose of courage and creativity this accessory can contribute to a very modern look. Let me know what you think. Will you try this new found trend?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Target GO back in time

Target will offer 34 dresses from the best 17 of its GO International designer collections from the past five years starting in March. The GO International Collection will include around 2 to 3 dresses from each designer that was in the program but Patrick Robinson (who is creative director for Gap now,and its seen as a competition). Some of the designers are Jonathan Saunders, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Tara Jarmon and others. Reportedly the collection did not look dated and is said to still look great for Spring 2011. I am sure real fashion heads will remember the Proenza Schouler embroidered cups look shown above from earlier in their career.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Victoria's Secret 2010 Runway Show

On Wednesday Victoria Secret held their annual star studded fashion show. Top models seen on the runway included Chanel Iman, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Selita Ebanks along with others. This year the show takes on a more serious take on lingerie and move more into powerful sexy styles. The 2010 show had angels, country girls, tough girls, sporty girls, wild things and so much more. Singers Katty Perry and Akon both preformed. To catch the whole show watch it when its airs Tuesday November 30,2010 at 10pm. But here are some sneak photos to get you by till then.