Azealia Banks to Star in Upcoming Film!

by Samantha Denäe

The girl everyone loves to hate is making her acting debut in a film directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and is adding another check to her bank account!

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Rapper Azealia Banks has reportedly landed a role in the new film, It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme, which is a musical drama that will also star Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black).

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Described as being similar in tone to “8 Mile,” the drama tells of a female rapper (Banks) who enrolls in college and enters a poetry course. While the class doesn’t improve her lyrical skills, as she had hoped, it does unleash in her a passion for slam poetry.

Scott is playing a professor who believes that rapping and slam poetry cannot co-exist, while Toussaint is playing Banks’ character’s mother. Common will play a mentor figure.

Sounds like it could be a really good film, RZA is extremely talented and creative – not to mention the acting roles he’s been able to land like in American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The jury is still out on Azealia since this is her first acting role but I’m sure since she’s starring alongside veteran actors Common, Jill, and Lorraine that she’ll get some tips from them.

Filming is scheduled to begin in New York this week.

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The Fashion Tea: Kendall and Kylie Working On A New Fashion Line?!

Ladies,  we have some rumored tea that is hot and ready to serve!

We think that Kendall and Kylie Jenner are currently working on starting a new fashion line! We also have reason to believe that a new TV show could be in the future for these two.

Recently on Twitter and Instagram, the two created accounts called Kendall + Kylie.

The descriptions for both accounts read,

A peek behind the scenes of Kendall + Kylie.

Photo Cred: Instagram
Photo Cred: Instagram

Also, on both accounts are two pictures. The first picture shows the sisters looking at various clothing designs and colors. The second picture is a sketch of the two wearing what seems to be outfit ideas.

Photo Cred: Instagram
Photo Cred: Instagram

Don’t you think these behind the scenes social media pages could also be the start of a possible television show?  We could see that happening in the future! If this idea is not already in Mr. Seacrest’s mind then, it’s time we give him a call!

Maybe  these pictures could mean that the two are simply trying to add new items to their TopShop or Pac Sun line.

However, we know that these two are all about going big or going home! These photos got us really hype about this summer!

Keep checking Kontrol Girl to get more updates on Kendall and Kylie.

Viva la fashion!


Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) is now No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 knocking the Fast and Furious 7 anthem by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” from the top spot.

Swift’s star-powered video for the song debuted just over a week ago at the Billboard Music Awards, garnering 20.1 millions views in the first 24 hours, breaking a Vevo record.

Following “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space,” this is the third No. 1 off Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989. The pop singer tweeted about the news, saying it was “too exciting” to process.

Taylor did her thing with the video and it shows! Go Taylor! Check out the video below and tell us what you think.

By Monique C. Tillman

‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Lands Broadway Role!

by Samantha Denäe

Orange Is the New Black has been cranking out stars and major opportunities since its debut on Netflix in 2013, now cast member Danielle Brooks, who plays the loveable Taystee, will hit Broadway!


Danielle will join the revival of The Color Purple alongside actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson, where she will play the iconic role of Sofia, played by Oprah Winfrey in the original film.

Jennifer, who is new to Broadway as well, will play the role of Shug *cue’s ‘Sista’*

Production will open later this year on December 10 in New York at the infamous Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Congrats Danielle! I’m sure she’ll give a great performance!

Side note: OITNB is scheduled to release its third installment on Netflix June 12. Can’t wait for that!


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Kim Kardashian West Covers Vogue Brasil and Responds to Critics


Kim Kardashian has yet another Vogue cover under her belt.

This time, the former-blonde landed the front cover of Vogue Brasil.

Bombshell effect: better representative of the curvaceous silhouette rising in the red carpets,’ the caption reads in Portuguese.

This is the second cover of the June edition, which celebrates the body, Vogue Brasil starring Kim Kardashian – symbol of the new silhouette for high in the red carpets,’ the mag captioned the other cover.

Inside the issue – dubbed ‘Mother Selfie’ – Kim claps back at the haters who say she doesn’t have talent.

‘I challenge anyone to try to do everything I do and then tell me whether or not I have talent,’ Kim says. 

I will not dispute that…

By Monique C. Tillman

Older Men Love Jenners

So first the Tyga and Kylie situation… Now is there a Lewis and Kendall Situation??? The nineteen year old model and reality TV star, Kendall Jenner, was spotted bikini and all on a yacht in Monaco alongside her usual partners in crime Gigi Hadid (19), Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin (18). Also in attendance was an unexpected guest racing champion thirty year old Lewis Hamilton!? The group spent the last few days hanging out following the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

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Lewis and Kris Jenner have become quite friendly in recent months and feels as though he would be a perfect match for Kendall. She really wants them in a relationship and encouraged the Monaco yacht trip as to spark a fire between the two. Kris the “momager” strikes again!

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Granted Kendall is a young adult being recently nineteen years old, unlike the freshly seventeen year old Kylie who is in a relationship with 25-year old Tyga, but an almost twelve year age difference isn’t the most appealing thing to think about when putting it in a perspective at each of their ages.

So what is it with the Jenners as well as the Kardashians and these much older men?! I disapprove.

CEWA Announces 2015 Beauty Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women’s beauty awards have told the world their most desired list of beauty products.

The CEWA is considered the “Oscars of beauty,” all the winners are chosen by beauty professionals.

Here is the list of winner, for you to look you’re best this summer:

Hair shampoo/Hair conditioner

Living Proof: Curl Conditioning Wash, $26

The non-lathering conditioning wash is perfect for today’s hair washing, which is not to wash at all. The product is gentle and sulfate free and it leaves hair cleansed, silky and full of life.


Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $23d34ebad7-3b1e-41b8-bd36-65a9e0d77bf9

Laneige is a Korean imported facial cleansing mask that is light and easy to use. Lather up the cream apply to your face at night and rise with beautiful hydrated skin. This product is available at Target.

Eye treatment

 L’Oreal Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother, $24.99

Blur is great for smoothing lines and blurring imperfections underneath and around the eye.

Bath and body

 Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream, $9.99315eac10-a57f-49a3-ba73-e142272b4ac4

The cream masks and motorizes skin and give that skin a luminous summer glow.

Best-seller award: Nail polish

 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, $9.99

The future of at home gel nail polish is here, no waiting under a LED light or difficulty removing.

Eye makeup

FLOWER Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara, $9.00

Drew Barrymore’s 2 in 1 product is long-lasting and volume-boosting for thicker fuller lashes.

Face product

 Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, $5543b85d2f-4ff7-41f0-bfaf-7e39c646f586

This innovative product can highlight and contour to create a natural complexion – one shade works for all skin tones.

Hair tool

T3 Whirl Trio Wand, $230

This three barrel hare creation can your hair body, volume, and lay your hair like you favorite red carpet star.

Spotted: Ciara & Russell Wilson with Baby Future

by Samantha Denäe

Looks like Ciara and Russell Wilson are still going strong after Ci-Ci confirmed that the two were still an item despite rumors that they had broken up via an Instagram post of the two with the caption “That’s Bae Today #TBT”.

Now the two were spotted in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend taking a stroll with Baby Future. If that isn’t surprising, Russell was also photographed pushing Baby Future’s stroller and holding him under his umbrella.

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Of course, we don’t know if this is considered “serious” but it has to be considered something if Ciara feels comfortable enough to bring her Baby Future around Russell. Either way I’m rooting for them. They both seem happy after getting out of long, tough relationships and if Russell can accept Baby Future then we’re all for it.

Go you three!!!

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Eat your way to oil free skin!

By: Jarius Tommillson

We are what we eat. There are some foods that we consume on the daily that is high in fat and not so good for our body. This rolls over into how we look on the outside via our skin. If you are not aware of this property, I highly suggest you read this blog that deals with oily skin. There is food on the market that is good for our body inside and out but also has the ability to heal our skin. Check out my list of food that can help with oily skin and leave you with a soft, kissable face.


Low Fat Foods: Fatty foods, fried foods and deep-fried foods typically contain large amounts of animal fat. These types of foods do not get digested well and can have a damaging effect on your skin. Instead, eat fresh, whole foods naturally low in trans fat and saturated fat. Choose nonfat Greek yogurt over whole milk and sugary yogurt. Eat grilled fish or skinless poultry instead of fried chicken. Opt for broth-based sauces, soups, dressings or gravies instead of creamy ones. Avoid prepared and processed snack and junk foods.


Grapefruit: Grapefruit has extraordinary capabilities. Its high fiber and water content mean that it fills you up on few calories and it gets digested quickly. High vitamin C content helps flush fat quickly from your system. The yellow to orange hue of its skin indicates that it contains skin-protecting antioxidants. Consume your grapefruit or grapefruit juice without sugar or syrup to maximize its health benefits.


Raw Foods: Dr. Mehmet Oz suggests following a diet rich in raw, whole foods to improve your skin’s health and appearance. His four-week raw food challenge features a diet of fresh produce, homemade juices, homemade smoothies, raw nut milk, raw nut butter, soaked raw nuts, sea vegetables, seaweed, young coconut milk, sprouted grains, cold-pressed olive oil, herbs and sprouted vegetables. These foods have low energy density and high fiber, thereby improving digestion and cleansing your body.


#Kontrolyourmaine with Cantu Hair Products!

By: Jarius Tommillson

No matter what your hair type is, everyone has a bad hair day! Whether your hair is naturally curly, or bone straight, it’s some days of the week that our hair does not want to listen. Instead of going through the motions and clawing out every strand, try a hair care product line that can help your tresses even if they do not want to cooperate. Not to mention, who does not love a hair care line that not only keep its consumers hair in mind but its skin too! That’s right! Cantu Hair care products also developed a skin care line that replenishes dry and thirsty skin with an easy to rinse formula.


Cantu Hair products are made with 100% pure Shea Butter and essential oils to replace vital moisture in your hair, leaving it strong and healthier with a natural shine. It protects, conditions, and penetrates each strand without weighing your hair down. One of my favorite products from Cantu is the Shea Butter Daily Oil Moisturizer. I was introduced to this product after my best friend allowed me to use some of his hair dress. I left my olive oil hair grease at home and he informed me that Cantu hair products were great for my scalp. I was very impressed on how it richly conditioned my hair with its deep penetrating oils and shea butter. Not to mention, it nourished and repaired my hair that was some what damage due to over exposure in the sun. The icing on the cake was how shiny and weightless the hair oil was! I was ecstatic to use a product without the buildup yet the manageability properties.

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