Sunday, March 29, 2015

Angelina Jolie, her girls and the Kids' Choice Awards


On Saturday night, Angelina Jolie issued a rallying cry to the delirious tweens that elected her as their “Favorite Villain” at the Kids’ Choice Awards. “When I was younger, I was told that I was a different. I felt out of place,” said the star who was chosen for her role in Maleficent. “Different is good. Don’t fit in. Don’t sit still.”    
Jolie made a surprise appearance at the ceremony on Saturday night with her two daughters, Zahara and Shiloh, in tow. The star, who skipped the orange carpet, recently underwent a preventative surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries due to a cancer scare, but appeared to be in a jovial mood. 
When her name was announced both of her girls were overjoyed at their mother’s accolade. The actress, and former bad girl, ended her acceptance speech with a bang. “As your villain, I’d say cause a little trouble. It’s good for you!”  

Kim Kardashian Is Already Back to original hair color

Kim Kardashian Is Already Back to Being a Brunette
Well that was fast. Kim Kardashian only dyed her hair platinum blond a few weeks ago and now she’s already back to being a brunette. Pictured with daughter Nori out in Los Angeles, the 33-year-old stepped out in her best blackathleisure attire. While the toddler was girly in a pink ballet outfit, Kardashian paired her black workout gear with Yeezy Boost Adidas sneakers designed by her husband Kanye West.  
But while the radical hair change didn’t last long, it’s been photographed for posterity and put on the cover of a magazine. The reality star, who was recently in France for Paris Fashion Week where she debuted her new ‘do to the world, obviously took some time out from sitting front row topose for the country’s version of Elle
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Styled by Hortense Manga and shot by Jan Welters, Mrs. West wears Balmain from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. In a black bandeau top and high-waisted (and high-fashion) granny panties, she covers up with a structural oversized sleeveless blazer. 
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It’s only fitting that she’s dressed in head-to-toe Balmain, seeing as the centerfold features more photos of the blonde bombshell accompanied by the brand’s hot young designer Olivier Rousteing.  
Not only does Kardashian serve as a style inspiration for Rousteing, he also admires her in a variety of other ways. “I think Kim is one of the most impressive business women I’ve ever met. She’s got an amazing career, husband and beautiful kid. She’s so powerful, but at the same time really humble with good values,” the social media maven recently toldGlamour UK. “But it’s more than that. When I was a teenager I had no reference of any mixed race couples. Kim and Kanye are one of the most famous couples in the world and the fact that Kanye is black American and Kim is white Armenian-American mix offers a great example of diversity. They are what I guess a modern couple looks like today.”

9 Things Lady Gaga Has Gifted To Fashion

Gaga first caught fashion's attention with the hairbow. Power nails FTW.All the sun protection a Lady needs.Her engagement ring might be in the shape of a heart, but she makes a great dude.Her ability to think beyond silk or cotton.Just act normal.The Lady knows how to commit. Sunglasses at nightWhy didn't anyone else think to put a hood on a bodysuit?

Kids Choice Awards 2015

Iggy Azalea in a crop top and flared floral skirtUnlocking the Truth keep it casual in T-shirts & jeansKristin Coleman in a short green dressSkai Jackson in a leather jacket and ripped jeansRyan Newman in a silver one-pieceElizabeth Elias in a printed jumpsuit with red mini bagFatima Ptacek in a sparkly minidressMegan Nicole in a neon crop top and flared skirtGarcelle Beauvais with her twin sonsZendaya in a chic bob and yellow top and striped skirtNick Jonas with his girlfriend Olivia Culpo in a white dressSarah Hyland in all whiteChris Rock with his mom and daughters

Friday, March 20, 2015

41 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Really, Really Rich

 


Julia Louis Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Veep actress was rumored to be worth over 3 billion, although she denied those figures. But her father, GĂ©rard Louis-Dreyfus is a businessman worth about that much (3.4 billion) so it's safe to say that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is, and always will be, really, really rich.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan: The Cuban singer's worth about an impressive $500 million dollars.
Martin Lawrence: He's not as much in the public eye as he was in the early aughts, but that doesn't mean Martin Lawrence is broke. The comedian is reportedly worth $110 million.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Parton's had a country music career that's lasted over 40 years. Her $400 million-dollar net worth is proof of her success.
50 Cent: Fiddy scored a sweet deal back in 2007 with Vitamin Water that helped him amass his $100 million fortune.
'Kandi Burruss: The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is the richest of her castmates, being worth an estimated $35 million thanks to her work as a singer/songwriter/producer.

Birdman

Birdman: The Cash Money Recordsfounder is worth about $150 million bucks. He'd actually be worth more money (over 300 million) if he didn't share his fortune with his brother, Ronald "Slim" Williams.

Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada: Churning out bags, dresses, and shoes can make you a lot of money! The helm of the Prada fashion house is worth about $12.4 billion.
Mark Wahlberg: According to Forbes the actor's films have helped him amass is $52 million-dollar fortune

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts: The actress' long list of hit films has made her worth about $140 million today.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe: Thanks to those Harry Pottermovies, Daniel Radcliffe is one of the richest people in the UK. He's said to be worth about $110 million.

Ellen De Generes

Ellen DeGeneres: The hilarious TV talk show hostess is worth about $90 million.

Master P

Master P: No Limit Forever might not be the most popular label around, but it's definitely helped P fill his coin purse. The producer/rapper/label exec is said to be worth about $350 milion

Snoop Lion

Although Snoop Dogg started as a rapper, he changed his name to Snoop Lion and added producer (record, and TV), actor, screenwriter, voice actor to his resume. Now, he's worth $135 million.

Garth Brooks

Who knew a country empire could bring in $150 million? Garth Brooks does.

Bruno Mars

The doowop kid himself, Bruno Mars, is worth a cool $70 million. Those Elvis impersonations really paid off.

Hilary Swank

Forget the Million Dollar Baby. Acting and producing has made Hilary Swank the $40 million dollar woman.
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Ice Cube

Ice Cube went from gangsta rap to kids' movies. That was a smart move too. The rapper/actor/producer has raked in $140 million.

Keanu Reeves

We'd take both the red and blue pill for the $350 million Keanu Reeves is worth. We knew the Matrix scored big, but sheesh!
Check out the rest of the list on http://www.shefinds.com/2014/8-celebrities-you-didnt-know-were-really-really-rich/


Wear or Trash...

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What Does Your Nail Shape Say About You?

What Does Your Nail Shape Say About You


What Does Your Nail Shape Say About You?

Nails definitely aren’t the first thing you notice about a person; in fact, unless they’re extremely flashy or pointed out, most people don’t notice them at all. What most people don’t know is that the shape of your nails can actually say a lot about you and your style. Below there will be six different types of nail shapes described.
Stiletto
Stiletto nails are the newest trend in nails. They’re long and pointy at the tip. People who sport this style of nail are conscious of all the trends and don’t mind being in the spotlight.
Square
This shape isn’t as subtle as other shapes can be. People who sport this style aren’t afraid to try new things, and they tend to go with experimental or statement styles as well.
Almond
This nail shape is similar to stiletto nails, but it’s rounded out at the tip instead of pointy. Those who sport this style are modern, care about quality, and avoid anything out dated or vintage.
Round
Round nail shapes are the most common and suit almost everybody. People who have this nail shape generally don’t like to try new things with their nails, although they’re very trendy with their clothing. Their nails tend to take a back seat rather than being the star.
Super-Short
People have this type of nails tend to be extremely low-maintenance and put very little effort into their style. This tends to be the jeans and a t shirt type of person.
Squoval
This type of nail shape is a mix between square and oval. Those have this shape aren’t into experimenting, and have likely had this nail shape for a long time. Their wardrobe tends to be classic, matching their nails perfectly.
While nails aren’t the perfect indicator of who a person is or what type of style they have, it can be a good clue. So the next time you’re struggling to figure someone out, take a lot at their nails and see what they can tell you!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bessie Character Spot: Mo'Nique "Ma Rainey" (HBO Films)







The film ‘Bessie’ has been in the works for over 20 years and its finally hitting a TV screen near you next month. Queen Latifah admitted to initially passing on the role when the script first came across her desk in the 90s.But judging from the trailer, there was no one else who could have portrayed the complicated Blues singer like Queen Latifah. We can’t wait to see Latifah shine in this new role.
‘Bessie’ airs on HBO on May 16th at 8pm.
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http://www.biography.com/people/ma-rainey-9542413/videos/ma-rainey-mini-biography-2079142454

Synopsis

Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894. She began to sing at a young age and in 1923 signed a contract with Columbia Records. Soon she was among the highest-paid black performers of her time with hits like "Downhearted Blues." By the end of the 1920s, however, her popularity had lessened, though she continued to perform and made new recordings at the start of the Swing Era. Her comeback and life were cut short from an automobile accident outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi, with Smith dying from her injuries on September 26, 1937.

Early Life

Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was one of seven children. Her father, a Baptist minister, died soon after her birth, leaving her mother to raise her and her siblings. Around 1906, her mother and two of her brothers died and Smith and her remaining siblings were raised by their aunt. It was around this time that Smith began to perform as a street singer, accompanied on the guitar by one of her younger brothers. In 1912, Smith began performing as a dancer in the Moses Stokes minstrel show, and soon thereafter in the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, of which blues vocalist Ma Rainey was a member. Rainey took Smith under her wing, and over the next decade Smith continued to perform at various theaters and on the vaudeville circuit.

The Empress of the Blues

By the early 1920s, Smith had settled down and was living in Philadelphia, and in 1923 she met and married a man named Jack Gee. That same year, she was discovered by a representative from Columbia Records, with whom she signed a contract and made her first song recordings. Among them was a track titled "Downhearted Blues," which was wildly popular and sold an estimated 800,000 copies, propelling Smith into the blues spotlight. With her rich, powerful voice, Smith soon became a successful recording artist and toured extensively. Going forward with an idea presented by her brother and business manager Clarence, Smith eventually bought a custom railroad car for her traveling troupe to travel and sleep in.
In her recording career, Bessie Smith worked with many important jazz performers, such as saxophonist Sidney Bechet and pianists Fletcher Henderson and James P. Johnson. With Johnson, she recorded one of her most famous songs, "Backwater Blues." Smith also collaborated with the legendary jazz artist Louis Armstrong on several tunes, including "Cold in Hand Blues" and "I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle." By the end of the 1920s, Smith was the highest-paid black performer of her day, and had earned herself the title "Empress of the Blues."
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Decline and Revival

However, at the height of her success, Bessie Smith’s career began to flounder, due in part to the financial ravages of the Great Depression and a change in cultural mores. In 1929 she and Jack Gee permanently separated, and by the end of 1931 Smith had stopped working with Columbia altogether. However, ever the dedicated performer, Smith adapted her repertoire and continued to tour. In 1933, Smith was contacted by producer John Hammond to make new recordings, which hinted at the coming Swing Era.




Death and Legacy

Over the next few years, Smith continued to perform. However, on September 26, 1937, Smith was en route to a show in Memphis, Tennessee with her companion of many years, Richard Morgan, when he sideswiped a truck and lost control of their car. Smith was thrown from the vehicle and badly injured. She died of her wounds in a Clarkdale, Mississippi hospital. She was 43.
Smith’s funeral was held in Philadelphia a week later, with thousands coming to pay their respects. She was buried in Mount Lawn Cemetery in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.
Since her death, Bessie Smith’s music continues to win over new fans, and collections of her songs have continued to sell extremely well over the years. She has been a primary influence for countless female vocalists—includingBillie HollidayAretha Franklin and Janis Joplin—and has been immortalized in numerous works. A comprehensive, acclaimed bio on her life—Bessie, by journalist Chris Albertson—was published in 1972 and expanded in 2003. An HBO film loosely based on the book is slated to air in 2015, with Queen Latifah (who also executive produced the project) portraying Smith andMo'Nique playing Ma Rainey

10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an occasion to celebrate, sometimes with green beer and other assorted alcoholic beverages. However, few really know what they are celebrating or why the holiday is so important, particularly in the Americas. 
Saint Patrick in blue vestments.
The following 10 facts may help you to better enjoy this popular holiday.

10. March 17th is when Patrick died.

Saint Patrick is a saint of the Catholic Church, and his holy day is the day of his death, and subsequent entrance to heaven, rather than the day of his physical birth. After spending most of his adult life converting the pagans of Ireland to Christianity, St. Patrick went to his reward on March 17, 461 AD. 

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9. St. Patrick wasn't Irish.

St. Patrick wasn't Irish, and he wasn't born in Ireland. Patrick's parents were Roman citizens living in modern-day England, or more precisely in Scotland or Wales (scholars cannot agree on which). He was born in 385 AD. By that time, most Romans were Christians and the Christian religion was spreading rapidly across Europe.

8. St. Patrick was a slave.

At the age of 16, Patrick had the misfortune of being kidnapped by Irish raiders who took him away and sold him as a slave. He spent several years in Ireland herding sheep and learning about the people there. At the age of 22, he managed to escape. He made his way to a monastery in England where he spent 12 years growing closer to God.

7. St. Patrick used the shamrock to preach about the trinity.

Many claim the shamrock represents faith, hope, and love, or any number of other things but it was actually used by Patrick to teach the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and how three things, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit could be separate entities, yet one in the same. Obviously, the pagan rulers of Ireland found Patrick to be convincing because they quickly converted to Christianity.

6. Legend says St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland.

According to legend, St. Patrick drove all the snakes, or in some translations, "toads," out of Ireland. In reality, this probably did not occur, as there is no evidence that snakes have ever existed in Ireland, the climate being too cool for them to thrive. Despite that, scholars suggest that the term "snakes" may be figurative and refer to pagan religious beliefs and practices rather than reptiles or amphibians. 

 5. Patrick's color is blue. 

The original color associated with St. Patrick is blue, not green as commonly believed. In several artworks depicting the saint, he is shown wearing blue vestments. King Henry VIII used the Irish harp in gold on a blue flag to represent the country. Since that time, and possibly before, blue has been a popular color to represent the country on flags, coats-of-arms, and even sports jerseys.

Green was associated with the country later, presumably because of the greenness of the countryside, which is so because Ireland receives plentiful rainfall. Today, the country is also referred to as the "Emerald Isle." 

4. The Shamrock is not the symbol of Ireland. 

The shamrock is a popular Irish symbol, but it is not the symbol of Ireland. As early as the medieval period, the harp has appeared on Irish gravestones and manuscripts. However, it is certain that the harp was popular in Irish legend and culture even well before that period. 

Since the medieval period, the harp has represented the nation. King Henry VIII used the harp on coins as early as 1534. Later, the harp was used on Irish flags and Irish coats of arms. The harp was also used as a symbol of the Irish people during their long struggle for freedom. Starting in 1642 the harp appeared on flags during rebellions against English rule. When Ireland became an independent country in 1921, it adopted the harp as the national symbol. 

3. There are more Irish in the USA than Ireland.

Well, sort of. An estimated 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry. Some are pure-blood Irish, meaning they or their parents came from Ireland, but many more have mixed ancestry today. By contrast, there are 4.2 million people living in Ireland. This peculiarity has a lot to do with the troubled history of Ireland. During the potato famine in Ireland, millions of Irish left the country for the US. This diaspora of Irish continued throughout much of the 19th century. Great numbers of Irish immigrants filled factories, served as railroad laborers --and even joined the military, sometimes immediately upon stepping foot on American soil! During the US Civil War, entire regiments of troops were comprised exclusively of Irish immigrants.  It wasn't until the economic boom of the 1990s that more Irish stayed in their native country than traveled abroad searching for better opportunities. 

2. St. Patrick's Day in the US has a strong political history.

In the mid 19th century, the Irish faced discrimination much like that faced by African Americans. In a few rare instances, prejudice against the Irish was even more fierce! The Irish were culturally unique, Catholic, and because of deplorable conditions in Ireland, flooded into the US in large numbers. They were perceived as a potentially disloyal and were treated harshly. To combat this, the American Irish began to organize themselves politically. By the end of the 19th century, St. Patrick's Day was a large holiday for the Irish and an occasion for them to demonstrate their collective political and social might. While the political emphasis has faded along with the discrimination, the holiday remains ever popular as an opportunity for festivity regardless of one's cultural background.

1. St. Patrick's was a dry holiday in Ireland until 1970.

Aside from the color green, the activity most associated with St. Patrick's Day is drinking. However, Irish law, from 1903 to 1970, declared St. Patrick's Day a religious observance for the entire country meaning that all pubs were shut down for the day. That meant no beer, not even the green kind, for public celebrants. The law was overturned in 1970, when St. Patrick's was reclassified as a national holiday - allowing the taps to flow freely once again.

Bonus Fact: Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are:

About 1 in 10,000.

Now I am really confused in why we  celebrate  this day. He was not Irish. Why do people drink? Green was not even his color it was blue. Please leave comments if you know any more information. We love inform you on various facts. Overall, it was interesting knowing some history about this saint. Please leave comments and be safe.