DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE! Hazel E. Keeps It Real with Life, Love, & Hip-Hop!

This fall’s runway hit known as VH-1’s Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood proved that Mona Scott Young’s reality franchise has not lost its magic! We were treated to a group of young stars making their way through life, love, and the luxuries of the music industry while dealing with drama. There were trials and triumphs, failures and victories, all tempered by love anew and love lost! Of these amazing stars, few kept us entertained or as intrigued as rap star, Hazel E!

Hazel E. is no stranger to the entertainment industry or the inner workings of Hollywood. As a former A-List celebrity publicist she was instrumental in growing the careers of some of rap’s biggest stars. Tiring of growing other people’s careers she decided it was her time to shine and since 2009 has become of one of the entertainment industry’s rising female rap stars. “I’d been doing the publicist things, including getting my degree, for about seven years…I got tired of helping other people accomplish their dreams and wanted to follow my on…so here I am making moves…”

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Iggy Azalea + Steve Madden February Release

Set the hit stores in February, Iggy has partnered up with Steve Madden to bring out a shoe collection that has elements of the rapper’s style in addition to the classic edge of Steve Madden that we have grown to love.

“The idea for a collaboration came about a few months ago when Iggy performed in Brooklyn as part of our Madden Music series,” a spokesperson for Madden told Fashionista.  As apparently, the Steve Madden team thinks that she has a great eye for fashion.

In the world of many collaborations that tend to bud up around this time, I am honestly a bit skeptical.  Everyone is a part of a collaboration these days, and Iggy’s fashion sense is not anything special per se.  However, I love a good Steve Madden, so I am sure it will be great!

Check out some of the visuals below! What do you all think? Will you cop them?

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Kontrol Your Style: Get the Look for Less – Reese Witherspoon

There is nothing like a good casual outfit to run errands in or better yet, jet-set in.  Reese Witherspoon was seen out and about in a casual, but stylish look.  She paired a relaxed pair of cropped jeans with a red sweater with a white button up underneath.  She completed to look with the must-have leopard print flats, gold minimalist accessories, and a nude handbag.

My favorite part of her look is the leopard print flats and red sweater…of course! Reese proves that having a basic sweater that you can layer and a classic jean are imperative to making an everyday errand look pop.

Want Reese’s look? See how to Kontrol Your Style and Get the Look for Less in the collage below!

 

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Miley Cyrus Is Unbothered and Topless!

by Samantha Denäe

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about rebel Miley Cyrus is that she loves to let it all hang out…literally!

Love B. Scott reported that this past week Miley and her boyfriend Patrick hit the beach as the former Disney star went topless.

 

 

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Showing off the “goods” yet again, Miley looked like she was having a blast in the cool, blue waters.

This is the second time she’s been nude this month with doing a nude spread in V Magazine.

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Say what you want about Ms. Cyrus but what you can’t say is that she’s not enjoying life and doing it her way! She’s now a grown woman and wants everyone to understand that!

If she like it we love it!

Go Miley, go!!!

Photo cred: Splash News

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Kate Spade Saturday and New Balance Collaboration Launches!

With the rise in your common fashionista and your girl who just wants to be comfortable wearing athletic wear on the rise.  Top retailers and designers have started to create more upscale and fashionable ‘workout’ or lounge wear that you can take out for a quick run to the grocery store, or if you are cleaver enough, a night out with the girls.

Kate Spade Saturday (dedicated to bringing fashionable ‘Saturday’ comfort wear to everyday of the week) has joined in on the fun and teamed up with New Balance to create an ultra colorful, feminine, and down right fun shoe.  Perfect to pair with your lounge wear and casual wear alike, these will be your go to shoe when heels or your favorite ballet flats are not an option.

Check out some of the looks below! Want to see more? Go here! Photos courtesy of Refinery29

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Ciara releases new track “I Bet”

By: Jarius Tommillson

The queen of “Crunk & B” is back on the music scene with a new single entitled “I Bet”. This song is an ode to getting over a lost love. In 2014, Ciara was engaged to rapper Future and then the relationship silently ended. Around the time that it was evident that her now ex-fiancé was no longer in the picture, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Future Zahir Wilburn. So, with a huge year behind her, her evolution as a woman has contributed to her recent recording experiences.

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  Ciara has been off the  music radar after the birth of her baby boy.  Now with a baby and a failed relationship on her side, Ciara is ready to open up about her experience in love.  On the hook of “I Bet” she sings, “I bet you start loving me/ As soon as I start loving someone else/ Somebody better than you/ I bet you start needing me/ As soon as you see me with someone else/ Somebody other than you.”  According to the songstress, this track is one that everybody can relate too. The title of her upcoming album is called #JACKIE. She named the album this because she can see the world through her mother’s eyes. By the way, her mom name is Jackie too! I think its cute she would name her new album after the woman who gave her life. There is no released date for her new record, but I am on the edge of my seat waiting for this album. Ciara’s energy and performances are always full throttle and leaves you wanting for more.

Heal lips with Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm from Maybelline!

By: Jarius Tommillson

Have you ever suffered from dry, cracked, lips? Does your current lip balm only mask the dryness not potentially healing it? Is it safe to say that your lips are often treated like used car parts? If your lips fit into this category, I am very sorry about your lips. Your lips frame your teeth and should allow be on point when it comes to moisture. Walking around in our society with dry lips is not only unflattering but very dangerous. Having dry lips can crack and bleed; leaving your body open to dirt and bacteria that floats around in the air. Take the time and treat your lips as if it was an infant. Nurture, care, and be liberal with your moisturizer.

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Maybelline, a trusted and notable makeup brand has released a new lip balm that not only provides moisture, but it helps your lips from the inside out. Baby lips Dr. Rescue is a formula that provides instant moisture to thirsty lips with a flash. Not to mention the hint of color it provides to really make your pout stand out. This is a great product to use under lipstick because it acts as a seal locking in moisture and the color of your lipstick you decide to use. The Dr. Rescue line of balms offer a medicated, ultra-hydrating version in six natural lip tints. Maybelline’s website description for this product claims the naturally medicating eucalyptus and icy menthol ingredients give a slight cooling sensation that soothes and calm chapped, sore lips. With the help of those active ingredients, your lips are now on fleek with a touch of color! Can your current lip balm do that?

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad…HOLD THE SALT PLEASE!!

By: Jarius Tommillson

In our society, image is everything. With the help of social media, the internet, TV and radio, people are willing to do anything to fit into that sexy category. If you believe it or not, dieting is big portion of losing weight. You can spend hours in the gym working on that itty bitty waist, but if you don’t change your diet all the work will be in vain. I am living an active lifestyle yet crave those yumtastic dishes that is not the best for me. So as a cook, I enjoy recreating my favorite snacks into food that is not only healthier but tasty too. Do you enjoy zesty Lemon Pepper Wings? If so, you will be elated with my Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad. All the flavors of a crispy wing without the salt.

With this salad, I marinate a whole chicken (you can use a cornish hen as well for the recipe) overnight to really lock in the flavor. For the marinate, follow these easy steps below:

  1. Wash chicken with cold water and clean.
  2. Pate dry with a clean cloth; chicken makes its own water so no need to make it extra wet!
  3. Place chicken it a clean Tupperware. Dice fresh garlic and surround it in the bowl. Slice a lemon and a squeeze upside down all the juice out. This is perfect for catching the seeds when squeezing the fruit. Also roll the lemon before cutting into it. It helps the juices flow.
  4. Sprinkle black pepper and Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper seasoning. Mrs. Dash is salt free and great if you are watching your salt intake!
  5. Mix all the ingredients together within the chicken and let it set in the refrigerator overnight. In a couple of hours, turn the chicken to make sure it soaks up all the marinate.

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After the flavoring process, place chicken in roasting pan and bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes to an hour. I like to keep the chicken

in the oven so the skin really crisp up just at if it was fried. After the chicken is cooled, chop chicken down starting at the breast bone. Taste a piece of the chicken to make sure the lemon pepper flavoring is throughout the bird. After cutting the chicken, place into a bowl. Add a diced onion, tomatoes, and green pepper. With the help of mustard, light mayo, this lemon pepper chicken salad can take your taste buds in a frenzy!

Regina Hall Opens Up About The Death Of Her Father And Her New Movie ‘With This Ring’

With today (Jan. 24) being “the day” for the Lifetime premiere of “With This Ring,” funny actress Regina Hall did an interview with urban gossip blog Bossip and dished on film, the death of her father, and how she too once made a “marriage agreement” of her own.

Check out some highlights below:

On how the film resonated with her :

Well I mean I am a woman who is single.

So, the scenes in the book and in the script (which I think did an amazing job of adapting to it), I mean, they resonate with me so much.

She added:

 And what doesn’t resonate with me resonates with friends in my life. And it has been my friends that have gotten me through a lot of situations and who remind me of so many great things in my life. So I think it was just – it’s just a very well done, well-written script.

On being motivated by her father to become an actress after the death of her father:

I was in grad school getting my Masters in journalism and my father died. He died very, very suddenly of a stroke my very first semester. And it pushed me into really grasping the brevity of life. And then that pushed me into [thinking]: what would I really like to do?

And you know, journalism always was very interesting to me and I actually loved it as well. But I had so many deeper questions, having lost a parent so young.  It was after that that I decided that I would pursue acting. And I think that was probably the biggest catalyst.

On her own personal vows taken on marriage:

Oh my God yes. I made that vow. And clearly I didn’t stick to it so, I must have come to the same conclusion that [my character] did. But, you know, I’ve had moments where my friends and I have been like ‘look, by this time next year we’re going to be married.’

On what female viewers can gain from watching “With This Ring”:

I think the whole point of the movie — and I certainly resonate with this — is that, especially as black women, we can’t “wait” to be happy. And there’s not an event or relationship or, you know, something that you have planned in your head that creates that.

“With This Ring” airs on Lifetime tonight at 8pm.

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Lavished Lip color for spring…what is your shade?

Written By: Jarius Tommillson

Have you ever heard the phrase “pucker up”? If so, take my advice and strut your pout this season  with lip color that will leave anyone in a daze. Out with the old in with the new. Put down those dark earth tones and substitute those colors for a brighter future. With shades of pink, bright reds, orange and other colors that make us say wow, this is the time to shake up your traditional lipstick. Are you  ready for spring  2015? Well let your lips be the judge and kiss your old lip paint good bye!

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With shades of magenta, bright purples and reds, your lips will be in full effect  this spring. Instead  of using  colors that’s dark and keep your lips dim, take my advice and illuminate your lips! Whatever  you decide to use allow it to be a beacon for others. Forget about your skin tone; be proud of your lips and apply colors that are parallel with the season. Keep in mind confidence is everything and work your lips to its full potential! Here are some shades you may find beautiful to wear for spring 2015.

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The colors above are great for spring because they are the epitome of spring. Bold, shiny, and poppy colors that have the potential to take your lips to new heights. Spring is in the air and your lips should be a true reflection of it! The brighter the better lipstick lovers! Have fun with your lips this spring just remember to keep them moist to avoid cracking!

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