Nelly and Jermaine Dupri got together to host a charity celebrity bowling tournament called Atlanta Stand-Up yesterday at Red Carpet Lanes. They were raising money ($80k so far) for the Georgia flood victims. Their celeb friends Trey Songz, Johnta Austin, Frankie, Kandi, and others came out:
Eve was in West Hollywood at the Film Independent screening of Whip It! yesterday:
Loves her look.
Dr. Dre hosted his Heartbeats event for Lady Gaga and her new headphones for his high end headphone line.
And the Jacksons are shooting their new reality show "The Jackson Dynasty" in L.A. Marlon, Tito, and Jackie were spotted grabbing a bite to eat...with film crews running of course.
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Jennifer Hudson performed "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at the Netflix screening of Wizard of Oz yesterday in Central Park. And she gushed to People about her barely 2 month old son David Otunga, Jr.:
"He's the cutest thing in the world! There are no words for it. He's the best. It's just amazing – us discovering each other, me becoming a mom."
And she even plays her songs like "Let It Be Me" for him when he cries:
"He seems like he's very interested in music already. The other night he was having a fit screaming, and someone turns on the music and he just stops and calms down. And I was exactly the same way as a baby."
The memory of her mother gets her through the harder times:
"I think she was a great example of being a mother, so when [my son] first got home, I was like, 'Everything I do will be out of love,' " said Hudson. "That's what drives me in the middle of the night when I'm knocked out sleeping and he wakes up."
Awwww how precious! She also said she's actually looking forward to the Holidays this season since it's Jr.'s first one. We're still impatiently waiting to see this little bundle of cuteness Jenny...
Eve rocked an interesting Dolce and Gabbana Victorian look to her Whip It! premiere last night in L.A.
Serena hit up the premiere as well. Cute Gryphon tank she's rocking.
And Vanessa Williams rocked that Wilhemina Slater scowl we all know and love on the set of "Ugly Betty" yesterday.
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Mariah stopped by the Macy's at NY's Herald Square today to promote her album and her new fragrance "Forever". I see she just threw on what was in the hamper from yesterday. Or was that last week? Her look is so constant I get confused....
Common and other partied it up at Maxwell's after party at Marquee in NYC:
And Rick Fox and his girlfriend Eliza Dushku were spotted getting kissy-faced in LA last night.
Joy Bryant wrote a blog over at Essence.com. And she's being half sarcastic and half real about her own addiction to weave. ANd how Tyra's "real hair" realization has no effect on her:
As the threads of the grown-out tracks were being snipped, I broke out my laptop and began my ritualistic daily web search. I go from news of the day to articles/blogs about the news of the day, ending up on entertainment/gossip/fashion stuff.
But that day, something caught my attention and trumped all of the glowing reviews of President Obama’s health care speech:
It was Tyra’s hair.
National Real Hair Day? I missed that one...In fact, on National Real Hair Day, I was calling Extensions Plus in L.A. to make sure they had enough of the 20” "relaxed roots" texture hair that I love oh so much (and that keeps selling out like crazy!), and making an appointment to get my hair, I mean, my weave, hooked up.
So Tyra, while I didn’t take part in your observance, I just want to say: "WOW!" You are such a brave woman for breaking the chains that bound you since your teenage years! What courage that took, for you to expose yourself to millions of people! Such fearlessness!
Oh, how I wish I had the guts to do that. I guess I’m much too much of an insecure, self-loathing Negro for all that self-acceptance foolishness.
I’m glad we got down to solving the mystery of what’s under your lace-front, though. I mean seriously, it was "THE" question that has perplexed the world over. And now we see that there’s a beautiful head of hair underneath it all, hair that was surprisingly relaxed and ready for the world. Whodathunkit?! If I had the same length and fullness of hair that you have, I might take my weave out too.
Ha!!!! I’m just playing! Even if I DID have your "real" hair, I’d still be wearing a few tracks or clip-ons up in there.
Because I’m straight weave fo life, kid!!!
Ima ride ride wit this weave, die die with this weave!!
Let me break it down for you:
See, I loooooove taking new hair out of the bag, combing through it with my fingers, holding it up with my two hands, and burying my face in it. Mmmm, mmmm, mmm! Nothing like a new batch of zig-zag curly to get your self esteem out of the dumps!
The feeling of getting my hair, I mean, my weave done over. I feel human again. I feel sexy. I feel powerful. It makes me feel...it makes me feel...it makes feel like a natural woman!!!
I can be whatever, whoever I want to be with the stroke of a sewing needle...
With long brown tresses and a tan, I’m Pocahontas, 'cause I got Indian in my family. With easy waves, I AM bohemian rhapsody goddess personified. And now that I got blond highlights! What!? I know I look like Beyonce! You can’t tell me nothing! Uh oh, uh oh...
And then I looked up from my computer, and caught a glimpse in the mirror of my head minus the long weavy locks. I looked crazy! Awww hell naw! I looked over at the new batch of hair sitting off to the side waiting to join forces with me. Damnit, I’m trapped, I thought to myself. I can’t let it go. I am powerless over it. Just when I think I’m done, it pulls me back in!
Now I guess I can get help for my self-loathing addiction.
I can learn to accept myself in my entirety. I can emancipate myself from that which keeps me locked-up. I can embrace the natural state of things.
Yup, I can do all of that…
But don’t hold your breath!
Hi, my name is Joy, and I’m a weave-a-holic.
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Sasha Fierce is headed to Abu Dhabi for the first time ever. It was reported today that Beyonce and Aerosmith will both headline the first ever Formula One race in the UAE's Abu Dhabi. She and her glitter are kicking things off Oct. 29th. Nice.
Meanwhile, she performed in Singapore over the weekend. And allegedly pissed off some of the other acts and celebs--including Lindsey Lohan. According to the Daily Star:
Although temperatures backstage approached 90 degrees and people were passing out, Beyonce's entourage refused to switch on her personal air cooling fans as they were just for her. British DJ Seb Fontaine - who suffered heatstroke - told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "We were told, 'No they are Beyonce's fans.' I wasn't asking to play her drum kit on stage. I just wanted to keep cool."
In her 139-page rider, Beyonce also demanded six beauty chambers, fitness equipment, an authentic fruit platter and tea and honey.
Host Lindsay Lohan claims B's people threw Lindsay out of her own dressing room too. What u said? She aint no diva....
YBF folks hit up Common's "Common and Friends Benefit Concert" this weekend at the Hollywood Palladium:
Queen, Talib, Mos Def, Heavy D, and of course his boo Serena all came out to support.
And Chris Tucker and his son and Chris Brown all hit up the More Than A Game celeb basketball tournament in L.A. Fun.
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