That's one way to break the news: Kim Kardashian is pregnant, boyfriend Kanye West announced in a roundabout way onstage last night in Atlantic City. "Stop the music for a second," West said with a grin midway through "Lost in the World." "Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?"
Soon Kardashian's name was trending on Twitter, and though neither she nor West have tweeted about the pregnancy, the reality TV star's family quickly chimed in. "Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can!" sister Kourtney Kardashian tweeted. "Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!" Her other sister Khloe exclaimed,"Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!"
West and Kardashian started dating this past spring, a relationship West celebrated in song when he played an unreleased track called "Perfect Bitch" at a listening party in New York in August. The child will be the first for both parents.
The pregnancy announcement came during the last of three shows West performed in Atlantic City, where he wore several bizarre masks the first night and went on a classic Kanye rant the second.
(source: Rolling Stone)
If reports are accurate, this wedding is happening springtime in Qatar.
The third time could be the charm for Janet Jackson.
According to reports, the 46-year-old singer is engaged to marry her Qatari billionaire beau, Wissam Al Mana, 37, this spring in his native country.
Jackson's rep did not immediately respond to THR's request for comment on her engagement.
Us Weekly, meanwhile, is reporting that the nuptials are expected to "cost millions," and that Jackson's loved ones will arrive in Qatar via Al Mana's private planes. Wissam is managing director of Al Mana Retail, which represents designer labels like A/X Armani Exchange. He's a shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Middle Eastern cities including Dubai.
Al Mana will also be Jackson's Husband No. 3 following her previous marriages to singer James DeBarge and music video director Rene Elizondo. She was previously in a long-term relationship with Jermaine Dupri, from 2002 until 2009.
(SOURCE :HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
A new study found that two in five African-American women do not work out so as not to mess up their hair! While it may seem that some people will use any excuse to skip a workout, consider this......weaves can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500.
Experts are concerned that this trend could be contributing to obesity and poor health.
Do you ever avoid the gym so you don’t mess up your hair? What else prevents you from going to the gym?
President Barack Obama is TIME magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year. This is the second time in four years that President Obama has earned this honor.
The runners-up:Bill and Hillary Clinton Pakistan women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai (who was seriously wounded in an attack by the Taliban), Apple CEO Tim Cook, Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi and Higgs boson physicist Fabiola Gianotti.
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Life can be overwhelming, especially when there is a lack of structure or balance. From working long hours to attempting to manage a social life, our health, relationships, and mental well-being may sometimes go under-nourished. While we may not immediately see the destruction, in the long-run this can prove detrimental to all aspects of our health. We begin looking older than we should, feeling fatigued from an overwhelmed mind, and are even in a constant state of PMS outside of our normal ‘time of the month’. So what’s a woman to do when she’s on a path to creating the life she wants but finds it hard to manage it all? Of course we all have to figure out what works best for us individually, but here are 7 ways to help you begin the process of getting your life together.
DE-CLUTTER YOUR MIND
If you always feel as if you have twenty things to do and only twenty minutes to do them, it’s time to decrease your load. Attempting to tackle too many things at once, all of which seem equally important can become overwhelming. An overwhelmed mind usually results in procrastination or not performing to the best of your ability. Choose a few days to catch up on all the things that are overdue. Or be proactive and work on tasks before their actual due date. This way you won’t always feel as if you’re playing catch up. This feeling alone is overwhelming.
DE-CLUTTER YOR SURROUNDINGS
From your home to your workspace, it’s important to rid your surroundings of clutter. Sometimes clutter around us creates clutter in our minds. Attempt to get organized and make it a priority to stay organized. This will require discipline, especially if you’ve become accustomed to clutter.
Oprah said it best, “You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once.” Basically, you can’t do everything at once and can’t have all of the things you want, all at the same time. Take inventory of the things you devote your attention to. Decide if those tasks or people are deserving of your attention at the moment. If you have people in your life that are causing you a lot of drama, then stop associating with them. Some people just suck out all our energy and don’t give anything back. Those may be the people that need to be checked off of your inventory list. Some people and things aren’t deserving of your attention
ALLOW MOMENTS FOR RELAXATION
Every day take a few moments to sit and breath. Relaxation is important to a peaceful mind. Figure out what helps you relax and devote time each day to just that. Everyone needs some form of relaxation to revert to daily. Figure out what yours is, and ensure that you indulge in this relaxation daily, if only for a few minutes.
DEVELOP A ROUTINE
Success, progress, productivity, and everything in between is a habit. You are what you do daily. Develop a routine and stick to it. Routines may life a bit easier.
KEEP MOTIVATION NEARBY Whether it’s listening to a Beyonce power-mix or browsing through a book of affirmations, whatever motivates you, keep it close when you need that extra pick-me up. We all need daily motivation; if you can’t muster it up inside of yourself, make sure you’re equipped with something that brings it out for you
LEARN TO SAY NO
Sometimes we are the cause of our own distress. We take on other people’s projects and problems when we could have set boundaries in the beginning or simply said no. Sometimes intentional, and other times unintentional, people will ask too much out of us. Learn to say no, not now, or never.
(source : madamenoir.com)
The LAPD said in a statement Saturday that the department has apologized for going public with a coroner's report on Christopher Wallace's death before speaking with the rap/hip hop star's family. Wallace, known as Biggie Smalls, was killed by a still unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. Police said because of an administrative error, the autopsy report was released before Wallace's family was notified.
"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family last night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release," said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes, commanding officer of Robbery-Homicide Division.
"Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case."
Police said "the decision to release the autopsy report was done as an investigative tool, in the hopes that releasing the report would stimulate additional interest or bring forth witnesses or clues in the case."
Detectives assigned to the case continue to seek additional information and clues to the homicide that occurred in 1997. Wallace was fatally shot while leaving a music industry event outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
(source: www.sgvtribune.com )
Jay-Z , Kanye West, Frank Ocean along with three other artists earned six nominations last night! Frank Ocean is up for the two big ones Album of The Year and Record of the Year as well as Best New Artist. Congrats to Estelle, Tyress, John Legend, Miguel, Usher, Trey Songz, Elle Varner, Chris Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Beyonce, Melanie Fiona, R. Kelly, Nas, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Wale, Lupe Fiasco, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne & Drake for their nominations as well!
The 55th Grammy Awards ceremony will take place February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Click here to see a list of the major nominees and categories.
According to Kasandra Perkins’ friend, Jovan Belcher killed Kasi after accusing her of having an affair with Trey Songz upon her return from his concert in Kansas City on Nov. 30. How sad.
Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra Perkins after reportedly assuming she was having an affair with R&B singer Trey Songz. After shooting the mother of his child dead, Jovan drove to Arrowhead stadium and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager in Kansas City on Dec. 1.
“[Kasandra] and her girlfriends went to see Trey Songz and Miguel at Midland [theatre]. It was one of her first nights out since having the baby,” a friend of Kasandra’s tells MediaTakeOut. According to the source, it was Jovan’s jealous delusions that lead to both of their deaths, even though Kasandra never met Trey Songz.
“After the concert [the girls] went to the afterparty. She didn’t do anything wrong, she wasn’t with any guys, and was nowhere near Trey,” the friend adds. Jovan was reportedly so upset that Kasandra didn’t come home immediately.
“[Kasandra] left after getting a text from Jovan. And that’s the last we saw her.”
According to reports, Kasandra returned home and after Jovan accused her of having a relationship with Trey Songz, he shot and killed her.
Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide: Kansas City Police Details The incident took place after a related, earlier off-site shooting, a Kansas City police spokeswoman Darin Snapp told NFL.com.
“About (7:50 a.m), we got a call to a residence, in regards to a shooting, on the 5400 block of Crysler Ave,” Darin said. “We arrived and the lady there informed us that her daughter had been shot by her on-again, off-again boyfriend. The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.”
“At about 8:10 a.m., we received a call to the Arrowhead practice facility in regards to a black male armed with a gun in the parking lot, and he matched the description of the shooting suspect,” Darin continued. “Officers arrived, saw a black man with a gun to his head, and some Chiefs employees. As the officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot. It appeared the individual shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”
“We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation,” a team statement said, confirming the incident.
More on Jovan & His Girlfriend, Kasandra Jovan and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins had a baby less than three months ago, on Sept 11.
Jovan grew up on Long Island, New York and played for the Maine Black Bears in college, where he was named first team All American in the Football Championship Subdivision. Jovan agreed to a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 after not getting drafted. In 2011, he became a starting linebacker for the team.
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Source: The Grio
“Fourteen years after the cult black hit The Best Man was released in theaters, Universal Studios has announced a release date for its sequel; November 15, 2013. The original starred Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and Nia Long and grossed over $35 million at the box office. Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote, directed and co-produced the original, will resume all three roles for the sequel. Lee held a reunion cast dinner recently which sparked rumors of the sequel, but no word yet on which members of the 1999 film’s cast will appear in the new film.”