Friday, 7 March 2014
Before I figured out that my nightly hair routine really shouldn’t require much effort I’d wrap, pin and tie down my tresses only for my satin scarf and the hair pins to land somewhere across my bedroom floor. Waking up in the morning still required an extra 15 minutes of flat ironing my hair, which was seriously damaging my strands.
I made a commitment to myself to only use heat on my hair once a week. You’re asking how in the world can you do that? Glad you asked. Watch the video below on how you can duplicate my new nightly routine that has completely changed my hair game!
Nia Long is a mom that rocks and she proves it in the April issue of ESSENCE magazine. The oh-so-beautiful cover star and leading lady of Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club reveals how she flawlessly manages her career and family life in the pages of the glossy.
“I’m not a movie star mom who’s got a private chef, a nanny and a driver,” she said of raising her two boys, 13-year-old Massai and 2-year-old Kez. “My mantra is, ‘You created this, you can handle it.’”
When it comes to dealing with the consequences of his dirty dog ways, Ludacris prefers to keep his business private.
The rapper-turned-actor is in the midst of an ongoing custody battle with baby mama Tamika Fuller and things have gotten really messy. The two have publicly gone back and fourth over child support and visitation, and now Luda realizes this is not a good look for his career.
Kile Glover’s killer will spend the next few years of his life behind bars.
According to reports, Jeffrey Simon Hubbard, who ran over the son of Usher’s former wife Tameka Foster in a 2012 jet ski accident, was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday. His punishment also included an additional 15 years of probation upon his release.
Who knew Thandie Newton was pregnant and married?! The 41-year-old actress announced the birth of third child on Twitter saying, “Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker.” Thandie and her husband Ol Parker opted for a home birth.
“Born joyously at home yesterday,” she tweeted. Thandie who has two other children, Ripley, 13, and Nico, 8, married her hubby in 1998. “Blissed out with @NYR_Official supplies,” she tweeted Wednesday. “From candles at the birth to Baby Balm for his skin — organic, gorgeous and nurturing.”
My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint - and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!Congrats!
— Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) March 5, 2014
Lupita Nyong’o is definitely not dating “Dallas Buyer’s Club” star Jared Leto because she’s in a relationship with conscious Somalian rapper K’naan. The two were spotted holding each other as Lupita made her promotional rounds after winning “Best Supporting Actress” at the 2014 Academy Awards for her role as Patsey in the film “12 Years A Slave.”
Lupita, who admitted that she didn’t let anyone hold her golden trophy, allowed K’naan hold carry it as she visited “Live With Michael and Kelly.” K’naan who struck musical success in to 2010 with his song “Waving Flag,” doesn’t mind playing the background. “Me and @lupitanyongo without flash. #proudtobeunseen #protestingflash #lightingequality #causesthatdontexist #butshould,” he wrote on Instagram.
Yeezy's in the house!
A source exclusively confirms to E! News that Kanye West made a surprise appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show tonight. 'Ye joined fellow rappers Rick Ross and Big Sean for a performance of "Sanctified," a track off Rick Ross' new album Mastermind.
"It was a unique experience for everyone. It was a surprise for the audience. They were in shock", the source tells E! News. "Arsenio introduces a performance by Rick Ross. The curtains open and its Big Sean! Then he was joined by Rick and Kanye."
Watch Brandon's Speech + Michael Jackson Love Child? Singer Brandon Howard's DNA Is an Alleged 99.9 Percent Match to the King of Pop.
Now here's a story that may leave your head spinning.
Brandon Howard, a 31-year-old singer, may just be Michael Jackson's secret son. The crooner, who has a striking resemblance to the late legend, took a DNA test from a dental imprint revealing a 99.9 percent match to the King of Pop.
Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, revealed the alleged results, and claimed he obtained a sample of Jackson's DNA from a dental device that had belonged to the "Thriller" singer and was purchased by Goodman at auction.
Despite consenting to a mouth swab for the DNA test, Howard released a video on Facebook distancing himself from the publicity surrounding the test, shortly before the results were revealed.
Watch his speech below:
Ask and ye shall receive!
Oprah Winfrey generously gifted a Twitter user with the ivory gown she wore on the cover of Essence. The 60-year-old TV titan modeled the Brian Rennie for Basler design for the March 2014 Hollywood issue, which she shared with fellow actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan and Forest Whitaker.
Twitter user @snobaby28 reached out to the star of Lee Daniels' The Butler on Valentine's Day, writing, "You look beautiful in that essence cover pic. WOW. CAN I please have that dress? Cuz I know u won't wear again lol luv u." Winfrey agreed and replied, "You're right I won't wear ever again contact my asst. and show her this tweet." Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude, @snobaby28 wrote back, "THANK YOU!!! You are truly a blessing. Sitting alone in sadness and you have brightened my day. Bless U."
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Beyonce and Jay Z love the Arts Club in London! Mrs. Carter was spotted there earlier tonight in a $140 Topshop Satin Stripe A-Line Dress and $300 Kurt Geiger Anja Pumps. Her structured cream dress has horizontal navy stripes. Her black suede pumps boast a 4″ heel. Though not fashion steals per se, I love that so many of Beyonce’s style choices are reasonably priced.
Check them out below: