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Archive for July, 2011

divaFotos: Rihanna’s New Hairstyle!

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No more fiery red hair for Rihanna. The bombshell has traded in her luscious red locks for something a bit milder. Spotted last night in L.A. doing what she does best which is shopping, this diva can make any style work.

Are you feeling the new look??!


divaTunes: Bridget Kelly: ‘Thinking About Forever’

So, if you liked Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You‘ take a listen to Bridget Kelly’s remake called ‘Thinking About Forever’. Kelly is one of the soulful voices singing on the popular Jay-Z track ‘Empire State of Mind’.

Jay-Z/ Andy Warhov writes on his blog Life + Times that:

“After singing on ‘Empire State of Mind’ with me on tour, Bridget Kelly is ready for her close up…”

Take a listen:

Do you think Bridget Kelly is ready to blow up big?

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Pharrell ‘Qream Liqueur’ Launch Party

Last night, Pharrell continued to celebrate the launch of “Qream Liqueur” in Miami. The drink is said to be vodka based as well as “lactose friendly”. Pharrell was joined by artists such as Trina, Fat Joe and Q-Tip.

In an interview shared by Rap-Up.com Pharrell states:

“I looked at the market, I looked at the holes out there and it felt like indulgence and women were the two things that were being neglected,” he said. “So what I decided to do was design a drink that made sense for women that everybody could enjoy, but women knew it was for them.”

Check out the photos from the launch party below:

Pharrell

Q-Tip

Pharrell and Trina

Rico Love and Pharrell

Trina

Cherlise, Fat Joe, Pharrell, and Jim Jonsin

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Sneak Peek into Oprah’s New Office

Since, Oprah’s show has ended and the establishment of OWN, there has been a definite shift in employees, projects and…you guessed it: OFFICE SPACE! Recently, Oprah twit picked this photo, stating:

Clutch Magazine, writes about Oprah and her transition from her talk show to own and states:

“Oprah.com, which Winfrey gave to Discovery Communications as her half of their partnership in starting OWN, was down almost 50 percent in site visits last month, according to siteanalytics.compete.com…that reflects the period following Winfrey’s departure from broadcast TV after the May 25 finale of Oprah – which apparently is no longer driving the show’s millions of viewers to Winfrey’s website”

Personally, with every transition comes some challenge, I am sure things with the website and OWN will come along… I mean it is Oprah we’re talking about!

What do you think of Oprah’s new work space?

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Odd Future Announces ‘Golf Wang’ Tour Dates

If you are not already familiar with the alternative hip hop group Odd Future aka OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), get ready because they have just announced their tour dates. The group led by Tyler The Creator is made up of artists such as Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G and Frank Ocean. The Odd Future collective has been putting out some very alternative hip hop songs as well as some music videos that have provoked much discussion from the public. The tour “Golf Wang” is set to start September 28th in San Diego. Check out the tour dates below:

“Golf Wang” Tour 2011

September 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
September 30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
October 2 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
October 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
October 8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
October 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 14 – Chicago, IL – Metro
October 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 18 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
October 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
October 21 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
October 24 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
October 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 28 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
October 30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
October 31 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
November 2 – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor
November 3 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
November 6 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

And if you are not familiar with Odd Future, check out the video “She” (featuring Frank Ocean) by Tyler the Creator.

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UPDATE: Soulja Boy ‘Makes it Rain’ $55 Million?!

Soulja Boy has  recently celebrated his 21st birthday in stylish fashion. According to Rap-Up.com, Soulja Boy  bought a private jet that “cost a reported $35 million, but he is spending an additional $20 million to upgrade it with 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, four liquor bars, a travertine-tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets”. He is also set to do some more ‘re-designing’ by adding a new bathroom as well as a new paint job which will feature his logo.

And… he also recently spent $300,000 on his birthday party where notable guests such as Bow Wow, Dwight Howard and Sean Kingston were present to celebrate.

I guess you can say that turning 21 also means turning the SWAG all the way on!

Happy Birthday Soulja Boy!

UPDATE: Soulja’s rep denies this story.

“The elaborate rumors circulating about Soulja Boy purchasing a jet for his 21st birthday are grossly over exaggerated and are not true,” spokesman Greg Miller said in a statement.

Well, there you have it.

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Lady Gaga to Release Book of Photographs

Famed fashion photographer Terry Richardson and Lady Gaga are collaborating on a book of photographs of the Born this Way singer.  Grand Central Publishing announced yesterday (Thursday, 7/28) that the book will be released November 22 and feature more than 350 color and black and white photos of Mother Monster.

Richardson followed Gaga all over the world with his camera from between August 2010 and February 2011.  This includes time spent on her Monster Ball Tour and in the studio recording Born this Way.  She will write the book’s foreword.

Fun fact: Gaga just surpassed 12 million followers on Twitter. Sheeeeesh!!!

Watch a behind the scenes video of Gaga in a shoot with Richardson below (werk!):