Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Well Babies here is a great interview with K.C. wherein she speaks on err'y thang from her show on BET to her infamous relationship with Yung Jeezy. Ummm yeah it's still not real clear who really asked who to marry who and who turned who down. Of course I have my thoughts, but I'll keep them to myself for a little while longer.For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about allow me to break it way down. Keyshia stated in Essence a while back that Yung Jeezy asked to marry her, however she said no. But here is where the plot thickens Shakespeare style. Yung Jeezy gave an interview after hers to Vibe and him said she asked him to marry her and he told her no. Well damn! Keyshia was very calm during the interview, which was a great look. Her new cd is absolutely pure hotness and that's all I have been listening to since the day it was released, however I did listen to my BFF Beyonce today while out sliding around in the snow trying to get to the grocery store.
Okay all ready!!! Word in the hood is that the Real Housewives of Atlanta will start shooting season 2 in February!!! Oh goodie!!! There are several reports indicating that Bravo will be gracing us with a sixth housewife. Two different women have been mentioned for this Oscar worthy role. Drum roll please....Tanya Ski and Dorys Erving. Who are they you non-celebrity watching Sassy Muffins may ask with a side eye stare. Ummm well, Tanya Ski is the famed Frank Ski's wife. Frank Ski is a radio host in the Atlanta area. If rumors are to be considered I guess his wife was asked to be on season one and they turned it down. Moving right along Dorys Erving who is the Hall of Famer, Julius 'Dr. J.'Ervings 2nd wife. Well since filming starts in a few months I'm sure more news is sure to come. Also it's not clear if the entire first season cast is returning. Let's cross our fingers that they will!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
It's a code 10 man down affair: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail is set to hit a theater near you February 2009. I will be right there, high-heels and glossy lips!
The trailer is too funny!!!! Sooooo likey.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
NO ONE WITH A CAMERA HAS SWAGGER LIKE HIS!
Pose for the camera now flick flick?! Derek Blanks is truly and unequivocally one of THE most talented photographers of our time. He has mastered his craft of taking pictures by shooting everyone from the unknown model to the well known celebrity. D. Blanks gives everyone’s press photo game a swagger they can be proud of in addition to a facelift or makeover.. He is not only a master at getting the right angle, but his photo shopping bling bling is certainly to die for. In addition to Derek being awesome and fly behind the lens of a camera his handsome spirit and willingness to perfect every picture just adds to his journey of being a true ICON behind the lens. His artistry and creative sense is whimsical and breathtaking. I’m certainly looking forward to doing a photo shoot with him soon. Congrats to Derek Blanks for putting such iconic thought, diamond swagger, and a surmountable passion behind every photo. Blanks is a connoisseur of imagery.
Below are a few of my favorite photos taken by Mr. Derek Blanks plus a video for your viewing pleasure.
Okay Babies I saw this fabulous letter on another site(necolebitchie.com) and I normally don't just do re-post, but after reading this I had to make an exception. All credit is given to blogger FlyGuy for the realness and honesty. This is just a simple letter that causes both men and women to pause and go ahhhh damn...is it really like that...I think it is. You can catch up to FlyGuy at flyguychronicles.com
Please enjoy...ladies brace yourself!!!
Fly Note: This piece is dedicated to every woman who takes Beyonce’s latest single “Single Ladies” literally. Please understand that her world does not provide a true depiction of every day life, so you have to view her songs purely for what they are … entertainment only.
Dear (Ex) Love,
We need to talk. Judging from the voicemail you just left me, I’m starting to believe that this Beyonce song, “Single Ladies…Put A Ring On It” has you confused about the true nature of our past and present relationship. When we decided to part ways, it was admittedly difficult for the both of us. I mean, let’s face it; all of the time and energy that we invested in our relationship made it hard to imagine life without you. In the end though, we both know that it was the right thing to do.
Did I miss you? Of course I did—which is why I let my emotions get the best of me when I saw you with that guy last night. I can own up to the fact that my behavior was wrong, but your response was way out of line. To suggest that I had no room to get angry because I never asked you to marry me … well that’s just ridiculous. But if you really want to play that game, then let me explain to you the real reasons that I never popped the question.
1. I will only place a ring on the finger of a woman that I deeply love and want to spend the rest of my life with. Unfortunately, you never crossed that threshold.
2. You never had a plan for your life. You were just content with us being together, which would be cool if we were 19 or 20, but we’re not—so that’s not.
3. We lived together, slept together, ate together. And after experiencing all of that, there was still something deep inside of me that wasn’t convinced that you were the one. The familiarity kept the relationship going, but it wasn’t enough to make me pull the trigger.
4. Your insecurities pushed me away. No matter how much I tried to love you, you never thought you were good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough for me. At first it was understandable, considering the tough relationship that you had just come out of. But three years later, we shouldn’t have been dealing with the same self-esteem issues that we faced on day one.
5. Your idea of marriage and family wasn’t a partnership, but a carefully laid out plan that you created—all on your own. I didn’t want to hear that “this is the way it’s going to be with my husband and my kids.” Over time, it became clear that you wanted a “yes man” instead of a partner, and I just wasn’t interested in that type of position.
So I guess with all of those reasons, what I’m really trying to say is: I ONLY liked it … and that’s why I didn’t put a ring on it.
I hope I’ve made things clear.
Well Sassy Muffins need I say it’s pretty much official that the diva’s of the Bravo reality series REAL HOUSEWIVES of ATLANTA has been upgraded to a season 2. It’s not like we didn’t know this would happen plus if it brings Bravo money why not? Considering the show averaged 1.5 million viewers and went on to set records as being the only docu-drama to ever move on to well over two million viewers for a single show. It’s being reported that the bling bling reunion show was viewed by 2.8 million nosey and wanted to be foolishly entertained folks, which included yours truly.
The dates for the premiere of the next season has yet to be released. At present it’s not sure if all or just a few of the original cast will be returning. Hopefully all of them will be returning because you know who will surely be tuned in every week to get my fix. Ummm yeah and I’ll be back to post about NeNe real soon. Her and Lisa were my favorite Housewives.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Per the King:
"I am debuting my new movie "I Am King" for my new fragrance "I Am King" which is available exclusively at Macy's. This fragrance is dedicated to Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King and all you men out there who take care of your families and respect and treat yourself like the Kings that we are all. I would like to also announce that this is my audition tape for the next James Bond. There is a black president and it's time for there to be a black Bond. God Bless..."
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Well sweet Jesus! TV foolishness is at an all time high! Between the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Keyshia Coles's show, which features FRANKIE I just be damned! I have no real words all I can do is enjoy this ish and be happy about it. I will say this though I loves loves loves me some FRANKIE. Now the foolishness with the Real Housewives has got to be the most ummmm yeah I don't know but I'll be so tuning in next Tuesday. Not real sure what's up with all the random Essence.com interviews but Lisa Wu's husband Ed Hartwell is really making Keith Sweat's camp go there on them. Below is an excerpt from Ed Hartwell's interview over on Essence.com in addition the response from one of Keith Sweat's folks. Can't we all just get along? Hells to the no no!
ESSENCE.COM: Well, let's end it here. How is your relationship with Lisa's sons, Justin and Jordan?
HARTWELL: Me and my sons have a great relationship. I tell everyone I have three sons. They call me dad; I never say my stepkids, they are my sons. Every kid is different but they are both wonderful children. My eldest son is about to turn 14 and I have conversations with him that I can't have with Justin. Jordan wants to train, so now we're both training.
ESSENCE.COM; That's great that you're involved in their lives. Do you have a good relationship with their father, Keith Sweat?
HARTWELL: Not at all. The reason is because [when I started dating] Lisa there was a lot that I had to stop from happening. I had to lay down the law, man to man. Have I tried to work out some things and put our differences to the side for the sake of the kids? Absolutely. I don't like to play games.
*Response on behalf of Keith Sweat*
"I don’t understand how anybody can call anybody out or put their foot down to the custodial parent who has all the rights! What would he give a basis to lay down the law based on? How does Keith respond to that? Ed Hartwell has no rights over Keith’s kids. None! Zero! He has no merit. [Hartwell] gets to see the kids because he happens to be married to Keith’s ex-wife.
Here is Keith’s statement: Keith is raising his kids to be normal, well-adjusted young men. He is busy raising his children 24/7. He is totally responsible for all aspects of his kids’ lives: education, health, welfare, insurance, college education. He chooses the clothes, he chooses where they vacation. He drops them off and picks them up from school every day. The courts gave him unilateral rights regarding his children. They didn’t give anybody else rights. If Lisa wants to take the boys out of Atlanta, she has to get permission from Keith. She picks them up on the 1st and the 3rd weekend of every month. Those are her rights. Ed has NO rights.
In this situation, Keith is going to be the bigger person. Keith has the fastest growing syndicated radio show now in 42 markets. He has two television shows coming out. He performs in concerts. What is Ed doing? I hear him and Lisa say he played in the NFL for 7 years. Is that factually correct? He played for the Falcons for three years and he was cut from there, cut from Cincinnati, cut from Oakland. He was injured for three years. So did he play for seven years? Keith has been in the business for 21 years, but he’s been singing since he was a little boy. Keith doesn’t try to inflate his career or himself."
Rihanna hosted the Gucci gala while a few other celebs dropped by Guccied up and mink coat chic at last night's launch of Gucci’s Tattoo Heart Collection to Benefit UNICEF at Gucci’s 5th Avenue store in NY. MJB looked too fabulous as did Rihanna. The coat Rihanna was wearing is absolutely to die for dahling me so likey. Rihanna also attended UNICEF’s 2008 Snowflake Lighting, which sparks the beginning of gift-giving season at Grand Army Plaza.
*thanks to Auntie, Sandra Rose, for the story @ sandrarose.com
Beyonzizzle blessed the good people of Seventeen Magazine as she styled and profiled in NY because they did crown Queen Bee STYLE STAR OF THE YEAR!
Breaking news at home, Donald Driver's dad, Marvin Driver Jr., was arrested a few days ago in Houston for several traffic issues and was beaten by the Houston Police Department.Donald is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and is now by his dad's side with the blessings of his entire team. Donald flew down in the team's charter plane.At present Mr. Marvin Driver Jr. has been upgraded from critical condition to good. The entire Driver family is actively speaking out asking and demanding that the officers be investigated immediately, while the Houston Police Department SAY they are actively looking into the matter. Marvin Driver Jr. is communicating with the family via hand written notes explaining in great detail how the police beat him.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
YES WE DID! WE THE PEOPLE VOTED AND OUR VOTE WAS COUNTED! I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND I TOO AM EXTREMELY INSPIRED AND OH SO HUMBLE TO BE PART OF SUCH AN AWESOME PART OF HISTORY. ALL DAY LONG AT WORK, THE TEACHERS AND I WALKED AROUND PROUD NOT ONLY OF BARACK OBAMA BUT OF OURSELVES AND OUR FUTURE! DREAM AND DREAM BIG FOREVER AND ALWAYS.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Okay Saasy Muffins I found a few of the funniest videos of people dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies. I know so many of you will really appreciate the humor. Damn I guess I am the only one in the world that hasn't learned the dance huh...only because I went to vote yesterday. I will learn it by next week though I pinky swear! If you like it then you should've put a ring on it! (wink)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
WHO IS RYAN LESLIE YOU ASK?
Ryan Leslie aka R. Les is surely a panache and ultra chic master beat maker and sultry song writer. Attending Harvard University at 15 the primo fabulous musical extraordinaire mastered his craft of beat making. He had the game before the fame as he introduced Cassie to the world and basically launched her career with Diddy coming along after the beats and marketing had pushed her to the forefront. Leslie is also the CEO and mastermind behind Next Slection. Ryan is not only nasty when it comes to making crazy beats he is fascinatingly chic with a gentlemen quality few in the entertainment industry possess. You can buy many things but not class. At present Ryan has stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight by producing, writing, and singing for his debut release and my favorite being Diamond Girl but don’t get caught sleeping on Addiction either. In other interesting news Ryan has a video person follow him nearly 24/7 and captures his oh so exciting behind the scenes life as he produces hit after hit and makes the most sultry beats imaginable. Watching him work is ultra inspiring. And, if that’s not enough he produced a mini film as well. Check out some of his great footage and behind the scenes sessions in the studio where this music mogul comes to life always looking like he dressed for a photo shoot. Great to see grown men dress the part. Double kisses to Ryan Leslie! Can I be your Diamond Girl? Ummm just asking!!!
For more on Ryan Leslie please catch up to him on YouTube or his Myspace page!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Beyonce was so graciously honored in Miami on Saturday at the Diamond Ball held at the American Airlines Arena. B was the guest of honor in hopes of raising money for Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. And, yes she was indeed the belle of the ball I guess diamonds are a girls bestfriend!
The dazzling Beyonce woed the the crowd goers in Bermuda a few days ago just as she sent word down to the normal folks via Columbia Records rep that her CD will come out on time. She also sort of stunted on you haters letting you know that not only will her CD drop on time she has 70 songs to select from. Ummm yeah!!!!
"I have worked on this album for close to one year. I have taken the time so I can create my sound. Something that says who I am at this stage in my life. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby. It is the most time I have spent on any project since my first records as a member of Destiny’s Child when I was 15 years old. I have recorded over 70 songs and have created a sound that reveals all of me. I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious for the personal side. I have taken risks here. I am not afraid and my music will explain it all. There is no label or tag on my sound. It’s me and I am so excited to share it with the world on November 18."
Brandy while promoting her upcoming CD was out and about did sit and chat with Angie Martinez of HOT 97. Surprisingly B-Rock didn’t shy away from a few hot topics including but not limited to her personal growth, Ray J and Kim, Robert, and her precious daughter. Be sure to check out both videos.