Posted in GQ, GQ British Magazine, GQ Magazine, Gracing Pages, magazine, newstands, photos, pictures, Rihanna

Gracing Pages: Unseen Photos of Rihanna in British GQ

Rihanna is the R&B sweetheart who bloomed into a multi-platinum pop bombshell. Check out GQ.com‘s exclusive photos from Simon Emmett‘s explosive shoot with the good girl gone bad after the jump.

To see more pictures and read the revelatory interview with the singer, buy the new issue of British GQ.

The January 2011 issue of British GQ is out now, priced £3.99.

Check out the sexy unseen photos of Rihanna below…

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Posted in All On The Cover, Currently Reading, newstands, Nicki Minaj, Out Magazine, photos, pictures

All On The Cover: Nicki Minaj Covers Out Magazine

A few days ago, I posted Nicki Minaj Covers Out Magazine. I also stated that more photos from the shoot will be out in the early week. Well as promised the images of Nicki Minaj feature for Out Magazine are in and here for you to enjoy.

Nicki talks about being gay or bisexual in hip-hop:

“There are a lot of people in the industry fakin’ it to make it. When you’re not keeping it real, you can be any damn thing people want you to be.” But Cazwell thinks Minaj could go to number 1 even if she had a sudden public revelation about her sexuality. “If she was butch and dressed like a guy, people would be turned off, but people like a pretty girl no matter who she sleeps with,” he says. “It may even turn them on more!”

And also about being a “gay heroine”:

“If a gay guy impersonates you, you are a bad bitch. Period,” she says, waving her bright-orange nails in the air. “There are no ifs, ands, or buts, because they only impersonate the best.”

Check out the photos below….

Photo Source: Highsnobette.com

Posted in "Empire State of Mind", 'The Element of Freedom', Alicia Keys, Beyonce’, Jay Z, Just In, Kasseem Dean, Mashonda Tifrere, photos, pictures, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz

Just In: Baby Bump & Wedding Bells For Alicia Keys!

Alicia Keys is in a motherhood state of mind: She’s pregnant with her first child and officially engaged to Swizz Beatz.  Alicia is indeed 4 months pregnant will be married at a private ceremony later this year.  Representatives for the couple confirmed the news Thursday night.

Beatz and Keys have been friends for several years and worked together on one song for her current album, “The Element of Freedom,” the publicist said.  He has also written hits for Beyonce‘, Jay-Z amongst others.

Keys last year teamed up with Jay-Z for a hit song about New York called “Empire State of Mind.” She’s among a string of international artists slated to perform at a June 10 concert to mark the start of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.

Swizz Beatz, — whose real name is Kasseem Dean — has one son from his marriage to Mashonda Tifrere.  He also has a second son from a previous relationship.

They would not say when the child is due, but weeks of photos have shown Keys noticeably fuller in the mid-section and sporting a collection of loose-fitting black tops.

“They’re very happy,” a source close to the couple said.

Check out more photos of the couple and Alicia performing below…

 

Source: Yahoo News, CNN, necolebitchie

I am so happy for them. I wish them the best. Congrats Alicia & Swizz!

Posted in Alicia Keys, Mashonda Deen, Music News, photos, pictures, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz

Music News: Is Alicia Keys really pregnant plus engagement to Swizz Beatz Confirmed?!

Random internet gossip sites are ranting that Alicia Keys is pregnant. Pictures of the star performing at a concert in the Netherlands showed the pretty singer with what seemed to be a swollen tummy. The convincing images spread like wildfire over the web causing widespread commotion.

Is  Alicia  Keys really pregnant?

Last year the New Yorker came under fire for starting a relationship with music producer, Swizz Beats who was still, at the time, married to estranged wife, singer Mashonda. News that she may be carrying his child set tongues wagging.  In the midst of the pandemonium, an insider told an American gossip site that Alicia’s camp had started to act shifty.

They said: “They’re saying that she’s decided to take a year off starting in [the fall] for ‘personal reasons’ No one has the [guts] to ask about it. We’ll all know soon enough.”

However, Alicia Keys’ manager, Jeff Robinson has since hit out at the pregnancy claims denying that his client is with child, saying:

“This rumor is 100 percent false. Alicia is currently overseas on tour and will be touring the U.S., Europe and Australia throughout the winter. And she’s using her spare time to continue to raise money and awareness for important causes like HIV/AIDS.” He said.

Today, comes what could be more proof that she is in fact, with child.

The Empire State singer has moved in with her boyfriend Swizz Beatz and has gotten engaged! As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…

Congrats are decidedly in order, but there is at least one person who is not happy at the way this relationship is panning out.

Mashonda Deen, Swizz’s ex, is involved in a big messy lawsuit with the producer, partially over $334,000 in child support he hasn’t paid. The 7.5 carat engagement ring now adorning Alicia’s finger cost a large sum and the penthouse they’re staying in clocks in at a cool $14.5 million.

Swizz should pay up what he owes and just get a move on with his new life with Alicia. Even if he does write a check for this wrong, I’m gonna go ahead and say I’m pretty sure Mashonda will not be invited to the wedding.

Photo Source: celebitchy, google search

I’m happy for her. I hope it comes out in fact to be true. Congrats to them ahead of time. What do you think?

Posted in 'The Element of Freedom', Alicia Keys, As I Am tour, fashion, Fashion News, Giorgio Armani, Lady Gaga, photos, pictures, Swarovski, Touring It Up

Fashion News: SNEAK PEEK at Alicia Keys’ Giorgio Armani Concert Costumes!


Look out Lady Gaga, there’s another musician rocking out in custom-made Giorgio Armani outfits—Alicia Keys! The soulful songstress, who was dressed in head-to-toe Armani for her 2008 As I Am tour, will rock four dazzling, one-of-a-kind costumes from the Italian designer for her current tour, The Element of Freedom. The first look, a sparkling crocodile-printed military jacket, features crystals and sequins, and is paired with silk leggings and tone-on-tone Swarovski crystals. Other highlights include a one-shoulder silk top with embroidery detailing and crystal-encrusted leather boots. A sexy one-shouldered silk chiffon gown in dark gray–paired with black sandals–completes the third look, while a flirty mini-dress with strong shoulders and cascade ruffles finishes off the assortment. With so many daring looks for her latest tour, we cannot wait to see Alicia work them in concert! For more information on her tour dates, check out AliciaKeys.com.


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Posted in Breaking News, Lawrence Taylor, Lawsuits/Jail Time/Charges, New York Giants, NEWS, NFL, photos, pictures, Sports, Youtube

Breaking News: Lawrence Taylor Charged With Third-Degree Rape and Released on $75K Bail

Lawrence Taylor Being Arraigned For Rape Charges.

Ex-NFL star Lawrence Taylor is arrested on charges of third degree rape of a minor and patronizing a prostitute. He has just been released on $75,000 bail.  This is not Taylor’s first run-in with the law, pass charges have included hit-and-run, and soliciting crack. The victim in the suit is not named because she’s a 16 year old run-a-way (minor).

It turns out the victim’s pimp set her up with Lawrence Taylor for $300, in a hotel where she claims she was beaten and raped. Details of the case are unfolding and Taylor’s family is claiming that he was set-up by the pimp and the 16 year old girl. His wife, Lynette is standing by his side and she’s adamant about his innocence. His lawyer has also expressed Taylor’s innocence. Cops have described Taylor as cooperative.  Reports suggest the victim had bruises and a black eye prior to meeting Lawrence Taylor. Lastly, a condom has been found at the scene which seems to suggest consensual sex. Taylor has not been charged with forcible rape at this time.

Check out the video below…

Source: YouTube
Posted in 'Like a prayer', Currently Reading, Givenchy, Gracing Pages, Interview Magazine, Karl Templer, L’wren Scott, MADONNA, Marcus Piggott, Mert + Marcus, Mert Alas, newstands, photos, pictures, Versace

Gracing Pages: MADONNA Graces The Pages of Interview Magazine


MAGAZINE: Interview
NEWSTANDS: May 2010
MODELS: Madonna
PHOTOGRAPHER: Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas

WEBSITE: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/
NOTES: ‘Like a prayer’, Madonna shot by Mert + Marcus for Interview May 2010. Love her or hate her, the queen of pop nabs the cover of this month’s Interview photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Taking on ensembles from the likes of Versace, L’wren Scott and Givenchy, the musician gets rebellious with the help of lace, leather and a few dangerous accessories styled by Karl Templer.

How has Madonna the singer, dancer, actress, writer, activist, shape-shifting re-inventor eternal controversialist, fashion icon, newly minted film director, and toned single mother of four, managed to become one of the most influential artists of multiple generations? By choosing “dare” every single time.

Here are some highlights from his interview.

GUS VAN SANT: Hey, Madonna.

MADONNA: Gus, is that you?

VAN SANT: Yes. I’m at my house in L.A., just reading the paper.

MADONNA: Are you living in L.A. now?

VAN SANT: I still live in Portland [Oregon], but I have a place in L.A., and I’m starting to work on this film down here.

MADONNA: You’re always working on a film.

VAN SANT: Usually.

MADONNA: But that’s what you do.

VAN SANT: It’s my habit. [laughs] I heard you’re going to Africa.

MADONNA: Yeah. I go to Malawi twice a year. It’s where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It’s sort of a commitment that I’ve made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS. I made a documentary about it [I Am Because We Are, 2008], and it’s just become part of my life. I’m going to meet with Jeffrey Sachs [the economist]. I’m sure you’ve heard of him. He’s starting a global education initiative, and I’m going to be his Girl Friday, so to speak. We’re going to hold a press conference to talk about the school for girls that I’m building in Malawi. It’s kind of our way of making sure that every kid has a chance to have an education-more specifically girls, but boys as well. Girls, though, in a lot of developing countries don’t have the opportunity to go to school, nor are they encouraged to go to school, so what we’re doing is the beginning of a dream. But I’m going to Malawi for lots of reasons.

“I think it’s good to get into arguments with people and have them say, “That sucks” or “You’re crazy” or “That’s cheesy” or “What do you think of this?” If anything, it helps you understand what you believe. —Madonna

Seymour Stein is the person who signed me and gave me my first record deal, which was my only record deal… He was in the hospital, and he had me come in to visit him… He made me bring my boom box and play my music for him. He was laying there in bed in his boxer shorts and a wife-beater.—Madonna”

For more on MADONNA, check out the rest of her interview + watch the video at Interview Magazine.

Check out some more photos of Madonna below….














Photo Credit: Interview
Posted in Crushing Over, Model Moment, Model News, models, Naomi Campbell, photos, pictures, Supermodel, Tom Munro

Crushing Over: Naomi Campbell






[Tom Munro shot this editorial for the Naomi Campbell April 2010 issue of Vogue Russia.]

Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Celebrity News, Jay Z, photos, pictures, tattoos

Celebrity News: Beyonce’ Got A Tattoo Representing Jay-Z!

According to Global Grind, Beyonce’ has gotten a tattoo in honor of her man, Jay-Z.

Read some more after the jump….

So although they don’t hardly speak on their relationship, it’s known that Jay-Z and Beyonce’ are crazy about each other. But this alleged recent move Beyonce’ pulled really shows that she is Jay-Z down chick. Reports, rumors, and pictures have surfaced that the singing diva got the word Brooklyn tattooed on her left hand. Now this may not seem like a big deal, but Bey isn’t from Brooklyn like Jay, so she basically is putting on for her hubby’s city.

Check out some more of the photos below!

Global Grind

~~ I think it’s a nice gesture to get a tattoo that represents your man. It’s better than writing their name on your body. This is just my opinion. I’m not knocking anyone who has their man’s name tattooed on themselves. I just wouldn’t do it personally.

Posted in Cassie, Cassie Ventura, Diddy, Hip-Hop, Nicki Minaj, photos, pictures, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Spotted

Spotted: Diddy and Nicki Minaj

Is that Nicki Minaj?…

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Nicki Minaj — together have sparked the rumors of dating! Diddy was spotted outside of Guys and Dolls Nightclub in West Hollywood on Monday night holding hands with an unidentified female.  As recently reported, Diddy has apparently become the new business manager of recording artist Nicki Minaj. Well, it seems that these photos of Diddy spotted with Nicki Minaj has some people thinking they’re dating, since his arm was spotted around her… hmmm.

If you look closely he’s holding her hand too! Lol…Diddy doesn’t even hold his own girlfriend Cassie’s hand in public.  Strange & Suspicious?!

Well, this rumor seems to be just that — a rumor. But, who knows?!! Only time will tell.

Sources: HipHopRX, Necole Bitchie, X17online

~~Your thoughts on this rumor?