Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey hot trailer by: Denise Young

OMG, We just saw the trailer to Fifty Shades of Grey. And when I tell you it was amazing everything I could image by reading the books. Just in case you have been in a cave and do not know anything about these series of proactive romance novels I will give you a background of the books.

 Ana Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
Check out the hot clip The movie comes out Valentine's Day 2015. I want to see it now. Lawd
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Brandy Becomes An Honorary AKA

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We may see B Rocka wearing pink and green more often…
July 16 was a special day for Brandy. The R&B singer became an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Greek organization!
The singer and her mom, AKA soror Sonja Norwood, flew down to North Carolina for the sorority’s 66th Boule in celebration of their 106th year of sisterhood, where she was inducted during a special ceremony.
Afterward, Brandy announced on Instagram:
Today was a very special day. I became and honorary member of #AlphaKappaAlpha! I made this very special lady proud. @sonjanorwood -My moms legacy as an #AKA continues. Love to all of my #Sorors #sisterhood #ethics #strength #class #leadership #intellect #power #LOVE
Congrats, Brandy! We love you and glad you are member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Greek organization, soror.

Zendaya Coleman Explains Exit From Aaliyah Biopic

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Zendaya Coleman is clearing up the rumors. The Disney star, 17, took to Instagram on Friday, July 18, to post videos of herself addressing talk surrounding her dramatic exit from the upcoming Aaliyah biopic. 
After being cast as the late R&B singer earlier this year, Coleman decided to back out of the part in June. There was immediately speculation that she quit the movie because of widespread criticism on her casting. 

Not so, Coleman says in a series of Instagram videos. 
"Let me just explain something," she begins in the first of three videos that she posted. "The reason why I chose not to do the Aaliyah movie had nothing to do with the haters or people telling me that I couldn't do it, I wasn't talented enough, or I wasn't black enough. It had absolutely nothing to do with that."

"The main reasons were the production value wasn't there, there were complications with the music rights, and I just felt like it wasn't being handled delicately considering the situation," Coleman continued in the second clip. "I tried my best to reach out to the family on my own and I wrote a letter, but, I was unable to do so. Therefore, I felt not really morally okay with moving forward with the project." 
While Coleman is not moving forward with Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp will be doing so. She was cast in the Lifetime flick last week. 

"Congratulations to the new woman playing Aaliyah," Coleman added in her third and final video. "I only hope that she does not have to deal with half the hate that I had to deal with. Remember that we are all human beings trying to do what we love to do.Let's practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

15 Tips for a Successful Marriage

BY: Denise Young, ED.S
Relationships are hard to maintain and keep together, but marriage is another ball game. Most of the time one or both of the spouses starts to decrease in the romance and stop doing the things that got you interested in them in the very start. Being real and being honest about things that you are not doing can save your marriage and kick start it back into the right direction. What do you think is a successful marriage? A marriage that you do not argue or communicate much.  The fact that you are together a long time, or a marriage that you say you love each other every day.

Here are 15 Tips for a Successful Marriage that I found that may help your marriage stay on the right track.




Make your partner a priority

Every marriage is different, but the best marriages all share love, respect and joy. Maintaining a healthy and vibrant relationship isn’t always easy, but there are several things you can do to keep yours on track. These 15 tips will help your marriage thrive.

Remember when you were first married, and you were each other's whole world? That feeling isn't sustainable forever, but don't let your partner slip to the bottom of your priority list after kids, job, friends and hobbies. Remind your spouse -- often -- that he or she is important to you.

Keep up your appearance

Think back to when you and your spouse first met: would you have shown up for a date in a stained tee and stretched out sweatpants? The marriage license doesn't mean you can let yourself go. Show your spouse the kind of respect you'd show a coworker by looking your best, even if you're just lounging around the house.

Remember to say thank you

When you've been married awhile, it's easy to take for granted the nice things your spouse does: a cup of coffee made just the way you like it; a gentle neck rub when you've had a stressful day. Remember to thank each other for the little things; it will help you both feel more appreciated.

Keep the romance alive

Work, kids and other responsibilities can make you feel tired, and less inclined toward romance and sexual connection. But passion can be the glue that holds a marriage together during difficult times, so don't let it slip away. Make time for romantic dates and sexual play. It's important.


Give each other some space

This may sound counterintuitive when we're talking about bringing couples closer together, but it's important to remember that you are both unique individuals with different thoughts, feelings and interests. Cultivating and appreciating your individuality will make you more interesting to each other, and to yourselves.

Make time for fun

All work and no play make Jack and Jill dull marriage partners. Make time for play time -- with the family and just the two of you -- and you'll get a lot more enjoyment out of life and your marriage



Live your own life

With all the demands that other people and responsibilities make on your time, it's easy to put your own needs on the back burner. Make an effort to cultivate personal interests and hobbies outside your marriage. You'll both feel happier, more vibrant, and more engaged in life.

Love the one you’re with

Aside from being a great Stephen Stills song from the 70's, this is good advice. You fell in love with the personality and qualities your partner had when you met, and it's unfair to expect your spouse to change now that you're married.

Ask for what you want

Some people believe that long-term partners should be able to read each other's minds, but that's unrealistic. If you have a specific request -- a hug, a listening ear, or a particular brand of cologne for your birthday -- ask for what you want. Don't make your partner guess.

Make time for free time

We all know the effects of overscheduling: a higher level of stress. And stress leads to short tempers, frustration, fatigue and eventual burnout. Put aside time when you can both relax, whether you're enjoying an activity like walking, reading or biking, or simply watching a beautiful sunset. The important thing is to relax, and to do it together.

Believe in your spouse, and show it

It's lovely to know that someone is on your side, especially when you've made a mistake. As a loving spouse, be generous with support. Offer a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, and give advice only when it's requested. Just as you do with your children, remind your partner of his or her wonderful qualities, and why they are the person you love and have chosen to spend your life with.

Share your thoughts and feelings

If a problem crops up in your marriage (as it inevitably will) talk about it right away; letting a problem fester only makes it harder to solve down the line. Get in the habit of checking in with each other, and schedule time alone for undisturbed heart-to-heart talks.

Be loyal to your spouse

The person you chose to marry deserves your respect, and the respect of others, so don't gossip, ridicule or complain about your partner at parties or family gatherings. If there's a problem, speak first to your spouse. Then, if you need to talk to someone, choose a trusted friend or counselor.

Let small things go

Have you heard the expression, "Choose your battles?" That's often applied to parenting, when you're deciding which of 10 irritating kid behaviors you want to correct. But it's equally applicable to life with your spouse. If your partner does or says something that hurts your feelings or creates a problem, by all means say something. But if he doesn't make oatmeal the way you would, or she forgets to put the screwdriver back where it belongs, maybe it's best to let that go.

Share the responsibility of making a home, and a marriage

The wedding ceremony isn't the end result of a courtship, it's the beginning of a partnership that will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Marriages are living things that need to be cultivated. That takes intention and teamwork. Think of yourselves as partners in the creation of your home and your life together, and take equal responsibility for making your marriage thrive.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Congrats Lil Kim

While celebrating her 40th birthday on July 11, Lil Kim revealed the first photo of her newborn daughter Royal Reign on Instagram.
The Queen Bee gave birth to her “princess” on June 9. The baby girl weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long.
Kimmy posted the photo on the picture-sharing website and shared this sweet message to her fans. She writes:
Thank U to all my fans #TeamLilKim #KillerBees #Beehive & friends for the Birthday love. I Love U guys so much and we will be together soon again. On my Birthday I want to share something special with U all…. The greatest gift I have ever received. My princess, Royal !!!!! This is her first picture on the day she was born. It was life changing and I want to share a small piece of my pride and joy with U on my special day today!!! Love U :) :) !!!! #HappyBirthdayLilKim #Royal #Reign #RoyalReign #TeamCancer”
On July 4, Kim shared another photo of Reign’s little tootsies (see below).
Meanwhile, Lil Kim continued her birthday celebration by going to a major concert. Apparently, her good friends Jay Z and Beyonce sent her V.I.P. backstage passes to watch them perform on their On the Run tour that night.
Now that’s a sweet “B-Day” gift! Get it?

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Look of the day

CAMERON DIAZ photo | Cameron Diaz


Well, her latest movie is about a romp between the sheets. Cameron selects a pajama-glam Stella McCartney jumpsuit and Prada heels at the premiere of Sex Tape in Westwood, Calif.

Meet Kendra Wilkinson’s Daughter Alijah Mary

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Meet Alijah Mary Baskett!
After welcoming her second child with Hank Baskett in May, Kendra Wilkinson and her husband recently posed for a family photo with their two children.
Now that her family of four is complete, the reality star blogger is settling into a new routine with the couple’s now 5-week-old daughter and 4½-year-old son Hank IV.
In between learning the ropes of double parenting duties, Wilkinson is opening up to PEOPLE about everything from how she and Baskett tag team their roles to the meaning behind her baby girl’s name.

PEOPLE: How was the delivery?
Kendra: The delivery was way too easy. I was scared and nervous about another c-section, but everything ended up being so easy. I didn’t feel a pinch. I feel guilty I didn’t feel anything. Emotions were extremely high when we first met Alijah. It was a heavenly time.
PEOPLE: How did you choose the name Alijah Mary? Any special meaning behind Alijah?
Kendra: I knew I wanted a unisex name [when I was] going through the names. I ended up going to Sundance [and] I met a driver who was amazing and so kind. He was talking about his daughter who was named Alijah and I knew right then that would be my little girl’s name.
Mary is for my grandmother – I’m carrying the name on.
PEOPLE: Tell us about the first time little Hank met his baby sister. What was his reaction? What was your reaction to seeing them together?
Kendra: I’ve been dreaming about little Hank holding his little sister for so long. It was everything and everyone started crying. Little Hank had a huge smile and he now knows he really is a big brother.
PEOPLE: It’s early, but is Alijah’s personality starting to peek through? Is she more feisty or mellow?
Kendra: It is not too early — she is driven and she knows exactly what she wants in life. There is no other way around it.
PEOPLE: Parents are typically more laid-back with their second child. Have you noticed a change in your parenting? Were you super nervous with little Hank and now more at ease with Alijah?
Kendra: It is 100 percent completely different. With Little Hank, I felt like I was doing everything wrong. He cried and I came running – it was very intense.
With Alijah, it is more relaxed and I know I’m doing okay. I have room to breathe and take time to enjoy every moment.
PEOPLE: It’s 4 a.m. and Alijah is crying — who gets up? Do you and Hank tag team or are you handling most of the night shifts?
Kendra: She sleeps about an hour to two hours between feedings. I have the night shift and in the morning I bring her to the living room — “Hank’s bedroom” — and I get some sleep.
PEOPLE: You’ve always said how great a father Hank is — how is he doing with having a daughter? Have there been any special daddy-daughter moments yet?
Kendra: Hank’s ego is a little big right now. He has been able to master burping her correctly without getting it on him. He has been able to do a lot of Alijah’s first things together, like her first bath.
Since she is feeding so often, he has been on Little Hank duty lately, giving him some attention.
PEOPLE: You maintained super healthy eating habits during your pregnancy. Are you continuing that now that you’re postpartum? Do you think your bounce back will be much easier/quicker?
Kendra: I ate very healthy compared to my last pregnancy and it is very important to me to maintain a good diet going forward.
PEOPLE: You’ve said your family is now complete. What’s next for the Basketts?
Kendra: Figuring out how to balance out life once again, working on catching up on some sleep, exercising and getting back to shooting Season 3 of Kendra On Top on WEtv.
– Anya Leon

We can't not wait to see 5 Biopics That Have Us Buzzing & The Actors Who Will Star In Them

Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston 

 With all the drama surrounding the Whitney Houston biopic it’s tough to call how it’ll actually turn out however I trust that Yaya DaCosta will not let us down. The model/actress has many acting credits to her name but playing the late Whitney Houston will be her most challenging role to date. Angela Bassett will direct the film and as someone who knew Whitney well, I’m confident that she’ll mold Yaya to perfection.

Andre 3000 portraying Jimi Hendrix

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix 

Nick Cannon as Richard Pryor 

GET THE LOOK: Jurnee Smollett-Bell Sizzles In A Crop Top & Skirt Set


Jurnee Smollett-Bell looks gorgeous in everything she wears, but especially when she dons a crop top and skirt. She wore a floral set for HBO’s True Blood final season premiere, pairing it with lip gloss and bold pumps.

Jurnee’s crop top and skirt is one of the most ubiquitous summer trends. Take a cue from the actress and pair yours with bold pumps to really make the look stand out. If you’re not headed to the red carpet, you can style your crop top and skirt set for a dinner date or even a BBQ. Not convinced? Check out these options we found online.
Look #1: Club // Lily Lulu crop top and skirt / Charlotte Olympia pumps
Jazz up a Lily Lulu crop top and skirt with Charlotte Olympia pumps and a Kate Spade clutch. Finish the look with Nasty Gal sunglasses, a NARS lip pencil, Marc Jacobs fragrance, a Tom Ford bracelet and NARS nail polish.