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Rihanna On Cover Of Marie Claire: Moving Forward And Being Happy Again

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Rihanna is featured in the December 2010 issue of Marie Claire UK.

She’s the toast of the music industry and the hottest talent around. Introducing our stunning December cover star, Rihanna. We caught up with the Rude Boy superstar to talk about surviving the bad times, learning to love her imperfections, and how she is happier and stronger than ever.

In the issue Rihanna talks about moving on & being happy again:

“I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.”

She also talks about her wake up call:

“I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me. All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down. [But] once you’re back on your feet – if you ever make it back on your feet – that’s the ultimate achievement.”

Rihanna also talks about her breakup with Chris Brown:

“Eventually, I remember waking up one day and I knew I was over it. One day, I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it.”

Read more from Rihanna’s interview and view photos at MarieClaire.co.uk.

Summary: Rihanna share’s her personal side of what she went through in her relationship with Chris Brown. She gets very personal about herself. As well as share’s where she is right now in the present part of her life.

I absolutely know in life we all grow out of something just to grow right back into being happy again. Life is always throwing curve balls at us. The question is are we willing to face things head on. Or do we just dodge the curve balls. Never learning from our mistakes. Mistakes are nothing more then lessons that allow us to gain maturity as we age. True wisdom comes from being in a bad place in life. Without mistakes how would we learn and grow as individuals you can’t.

Rihanna looks radiant and stunning in her photographs shot with Mikael Jansson for Marie Claire cover and interview spread. I guess being happy and stronger then ever will do that to any person.

Remember when life has dealt you a situation that seems totally impossible to get out of. That’s just life reminding you that you have hit a stage in your life that you grown up and ready to move to something bigger and better. Just we do not look at life’s preview that way.

So check out Rhianna on the cover of Marie Claire Co UK. So go check out your nearest news stands if you haven’t already.  I picked my copy up at the bookstore!

Happy Holidays~

In New Music 2010: Loving Christina Aguilera’s Newest Album Bionic

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Christina Aguilera – Bionic 2010
01 – Bionic (Intro)
02 – Not Myself Tonight
03 – I Hate Boys
04 – Powerful
05 – Hunger (Interlude)
06 – Sex For Breakfast (Focus & Detail)
07 – Birds of Prey
08 – Kimono Girl
09 – So What You Got
10 – Night Desires feat. Goldfrapp
11 – Monday Morning
12 – Little Dreamer
13 -Listen Up
14 – Lost (Interlude)
15 – You Lost Me feat. Sia
16 – All I Need (Sia Furler)
17 – I Am feat. (Sia Furler)
18 – Glam (Tricky Stewart)
19 – Lift Me Up (Linda Perry)
20 – I Will Never Forget U

Leftovers:
– Love For All Seasons (Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers)
– Love Will Find A Way (Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers)

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Summary: I picked up a few albums last night. I am really love my Ipod it goes everywhere I go. I am loving all the new music that came out this year in 2010. So I needed to purchase the albums to update my cd collection for this year.

Have to have the update in new music to keep those workouts powerful at the gym. Always adding new music to keep the Ipod on point! Never getting bored with my Ipod!

Also, for the day’s that I am working extra hard on my Pr stuff. Without music in ones life is like a song without a melody~

I am a huge fan of Christina Aguilera. I own every single album this was one I didn’t have so now my Christina cd collection is now complete.

I absolutely love her music and wanted to share what I love from my personal collection of Cd’s. So I picked her  Bionic album up last night at Target $17.99.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Includes 13 New Songs with guest appearance from Rihanna, Drake Will.i.am, Kanye West and more. At Walmart for $11.88.

I also picked up El Debarge’s new album Second Chance. It contains limited edition bonus disc with three new holiday songs. Walmart’s price was $11.88.

As well as Fantasia’s back to me new album includes the hit “Bittersweet” Plus “Man of the house,” “I’m doin’ me” and “Even angels” from season 2 of her VH1 reality series Fantasia For Real, Premiering this fall. Found it at Target for $12.99.

I had a hard time finding the main cd I was looking forward to purchasing that is Eric Benet’s “Lost In Time”

Although this wasn’t on my list I picked up at Walmart. Beyonce’s “I Am World Tour” only at walmart 108 shows, 78 cities, 32 countries, 6 continents, 1.1 million fans features full concert dvd for only $10.00.

I spoiled myself yesterday. Now I will feel complete once I get my hands on Eric Benet’s cd “Lost In Time” as well as Kandi Burruss album “Kandi Koated.”  Since I was fortunate to meet them in person gotta have those two cd’s!

These are a few of my Christmas list items to myself. Picked up my perfumes as well that I had on my list.

Music makes great stocking stuffer’s for Christmas as well as awesome stocking stuffers!

Don’t forget to pick up her new album as many of the few I have mentioned or check it out on Youtube, Itunes to get a glimpse~

Can’t wait to fill you all in on my next PR Party for new music soon!

Happy Holidays~

New Music From Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil Twist: My First Celebrity PR Experience

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Eric Benet and I

Eric Benet – Me in front of him about to go up~

Me, Kandi Burruss, Krista Kelley

Me, Sharion Model doing her Pr beautiful girl~

Sean Owens and Natalie Franklin

Shannon Host

Sean Owens and Sharion

Lil’ Twist

Me, and Lil’ Twist- Dallas Talent labeled with Lil Wayne~

Shannon and I

Krista Kelley

Me, Krista Kelley, Natalie Franklin

My Experience: I received a text message from my friend Sean asking me to goto a Pr party for Kandi Burruss and Eric Benet. It was 6pm already I actually was on my way to workout.

I kept staring at the text message. Asking myself should I take this opportunity that’s presenting itself to me at this very moment in time. Or should just pass up a good opportunity.

Sean has become a good friend of mine over this short period of time. We grew closer in friendship the last 7 months I been here in Dallas. He is a talented person himself. Always following his passions in his life. Which I very much respect about him.

I showed my husband the text Sean sent me. Then I asked him if I should go. He was very supportive and agreed that I should go check it out for myself. Also, wished me a good time.

I been a stay home mom for so long. However, I always dream t of Public Relation type jobs. So to be in a place where all that was going on that night was Pr. I have to say it was one of the many great experiences of my life.

Sean introduced me to a few of his friends in the business, as well as he wanted me to really live in the moment of great possibilities.

A few times when Sean walked away I had to ask myself how did I get here. How can such and opportunity come a knockin. Then I remembered when watching the secret. Ask and it is given.

Opportunities never come or present themselves in ways that you expect them to come.

When you talk about it you therefore are putting it into existence. Therefore later it becomes your reality.

Sean has asked me numerous times to get out and enjoy Dallas. However, after a hard break up with a best friend before moving here 8 months ago, and leaving a state where I thought I was going to call home just to start all over was just simply exhausting to me. I truly just wasn’t ready. Just to go out and have fun again.

After months of Sean just really sharing with me how important is it for me to live out my dreams in hair and make up, and people if I can not even make the steps to want to embrace my new environment and city that I currently now reside in. How are my passions in my life going to become my reality then.

Sean and his friend Tee Bone. Tee Bone is a reality star himself. Has been on I Love New York. I am surrounded by them often being that we all train at the same gym. So there is no excuses for me passing up good people who care and who want to see me win in life.

Now that I know there’s more to life then me being a stay home mom. You lose sense of self when you don’t surround yourself with the things that truly make us happy. I love people. I love inspiring and making a difference in a person’s life.

Please do not get me wrong. Nothing wrong with being a stay home mom but my son is 14 old enough to stay home alone. So I did my job now. I love being a mom, and a wife but I am ready to live my passions and the life I been dreaming of.

I know that Public Relations of any type. Or just being out there impacting people in life. Is what I am truly passionate and good at! It brings profound joy to my heart and soul!

This experience of me stepping out of my shell as well as my comfort zone has taught me. That anything is possible. You have to have confidence, faith, and the actions to make it a reality. You have to really do something completely different.

I met so many wonderful and talented people last night and just like Sean said it’s only the beginning. Now that I got my feet wet just a little bit I can’t wait to get in deeper to see what comes next.

I just couldn’t believe how other Pr people were willing to take my name and number and willing to connect me to other people who are in the business or at least give you a direction onwhere to go.

So remember never allow yourself to fall short. If someone keeps pushing you to share positive experiences take them on their offer and see what it can bring you.

You don’t know until you try! Don’t give up on hope, passions, and the strong will to live a powerful life.

Fulfillment is everything in life!

Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil Twist – Share their new music with the city of Dallas at All Star’s Lounge

Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss share new music by giving us all a taste of their new albums coming out this month.

What a night it was! Everyone gathered at the All Star’s Lounge here in Downtown Dallas.

Where Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil’ Twist from Lil Wayne’s record label all made a guest appearance.

We all gotta chance to listen to the wonderful new music these to singer and song writer’s offer us on there new upcoming albums available in stores this Holiday season.

We all got to listen to Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss sing live up close and personal. It was absolutely a wonderful night in downtown Dallas last night. While making their way across the country.

I absolutely enjoyed myself while in the company of Sean Owens, Krista Kelley and few other of their friends. So many Pr people under one roof.

While Eric Benet was being interviewed. All Star Lounge served food, drinks, and nice music was being played in the background. Which made for a wonderful and deliteful night.

I myself got to meet a few of my friend Sean Owens PR friends. I met quite a few models that night that were there as well to represent their Pr company that they work under.

My experience with Eric Benet was such a short quick but rather delightful moment I might add. The room was slightly cold I was kind of shaking to the coolness of the room but also from the fact that he had his arms wrapped around me. He mentioned “Wow you are shaking!” I said ” Yes I am so nervous!” after he said so was he. My nerves then went away.

He looked right into my eyes….. and I swear that moment was lost for a second. What a nice guy. Beautiful person. I have to say and incredible singer.

He definitely is a class act! So you don’t own any of his music you need to google and and check out a few tracks on Youtube if you  can. What a beautiful voice that man has.

As he was being interviewed a young man with the name Lil’ Twist entered the room with his mother and entourage and then signed autographs for his fans. As well as took photos with his many fans.

I had no clue who this young man was until someone explained that he is new talent from Dallas. I recently just moved here.  I am from the Chicago, Detroit area. So when it comes to the talent of Dallas I would not know who that might be these days. Now that I am resident I am doing my best to learn who’s hot and learn the music culture of this city.

The night ended with beautiful Kandi Burruss singing her tracks giving us a feel what’s on her album and what each song meant to her as she wrote the album.

So you got to see a fun and more personal side of Kandi Burruss. She was very fun and down to earth and always smiling.

This was a great experience to have met her and to be able to be photographed with such a talented woman.

All in all it was my first PR party experience. This was in a club setting but not a club going event. Very classy and cool mood that went on through the night with finger food, and drinks.

Quite a bit of photo sessions and interviews were constantly going on through the night.

Sean Owen’s let me a bit into his world. I have to say what a world it truly is. I can only imagine what comes next!

My life in Dallas after all turned out to be full of wonderful people, great experience’s and powerful connections!

When you think that after being a stay home mom for so many years that my life would unfold the way it has the 8 months I been here.

When you think dreams don’t come true they do! Always when you least expect it!

When you think that your life is reached it worst…. it’s then and only then your life is just going through changes of growth for self improvement.

All dreams are possible. You have to believe have faith and be dedicated to your passions and know that at any moment your life can open up for you!

Fantasia, Eric Benet, and Kandi Burruss will join forces for tour this Fall/Winter 2010-2011.

Kandi Koated- Kandi Burruss

Lost In Time New Album – Eric Benet

Cheryl Cole Styles: Page Premium Denim Skinny Leg Cargo Pants

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Singer songwriter Cheryl Cole is seen wearing Paige Premium Denim ‘Lavne’ Skinny Leg Cargo Pants in Jungle while sporting a interesting lumber jack hat! I swear this woman can make a crazy outfit look hot!

I think I have finally found what I have been looking for! I wanted the perfect pair of skinny jeans that ticked all the boxes; comfortable, super skinny, pretty and extremely soft. These jeans are all of those things! My search is over!

I absolutely love these cargo pants, I think they are gorgeous and the pocket placement is perfect! They are right on trend for the skinny cargo pant season!

Victoria Secret has a cheaper version of the Skinny Leg Cargo Jean for$58.00-$68.00. These Skinny Cargo Jeans/Pants make great gift idea’s for the Holiday season!

Product Description: Paige Premium Denim ‘Layne’ Skinny Leg Cargo Pants

Super soft pants-styled with lean legs that can be casually cuffed-feature snap-flap cargo pockets at the thighs for a cool, modern touch. Color: black, jungle. Brand: Paige Premium Denim. Style Name: Paige Premium Denim ‘Layne’ Skinny Leg Cargo Pants. Style Number: 303519. Available In Stores. Manufacturer part number 1382129-051

You can find Paige Premium Denim at Nordstroms:

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Sizing: 24=00, 25=0, 26=2, 27=4, 28=6, 29=8, 30-31=10, 32=12.

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Just to name a few other of my favorite online store links:

Victoria Secret

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Nicki Minaj Anticipated Album Pink Friday In Stores

23 Nov

Finally the anticipation is over Nicki Minaj Pink Friday in stores! So don’t forget to hit Target or your favorite stores to get your copy! Remember sticker for parental advisory- Explicit content.

There are different versions of Pink Friday available so go get them all!

Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, will be released through Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Motown on November 22 and features the hit singles “Your Love,” “Check It Out” and “Right Thru Me.” In October 2010, Minaj became the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously.

TV today announced the premiere of a brand new hour-long Nicki Minaj documentary entitled, “My Time Now” that will debut exclusively on MTV on Sunday, November 28 at 10pm ET/PT.

The documentary will then be made available for free on-demand streaming on MTV.com.

Check out Itune’s for download’s of her songs.

Jennifer Lopez And Steven Tyler New American Idol Judges

19 Nov

Michael Becker/FOX

American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com that there are more changes coming to Fox’s singing competition.

This season, the finalists will participate in a number of new challenges, including making a music video, promoting themselves as singers and creating an awards show-caliber performance that includes a band and dancers.

In addition, the producers have eliminated the round that cuts the contestants from 24 semi-finalists to 12 finalists. Instead, the show will just go straight to a top 12, but it’s unclear whether that group of singers will be chosen by the judges or viewers.

“I didn’t think [the top 24] were very good; I was bored with them by the time they got there,” Lythgoe told TVGuide.com.

The changes follow the news that theme weeks will now focus on decades rather than a specific artist.

Also as previously announced, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have joined the judges’ panel following the departures of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. Interscope Geffen A&M Records chairman Jimmy Iovine also has come aboard as a mentor.

Producers also lowered the age requirements to try out for the show, with 15-year-olds now allowed to audition.

“Idol” returns Jan. 12.

Summary: For those big fan’s who adore Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler you will be excited to know it returns January 12th. Two hot star’s musically talented themselves.

Can you imagine if you were the one standing and performing in front them. It make’s for and interesting night of television if you ask me.

I absolutely love Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler personally I grew up either listening to their music or watching them on the big screen.

I actually stopped watching American Idol about 3 years ago. Just like anything we start off loving it and then over time we find ourselves growing out of it.

So much has changed as the years went on of course. Just like life and the season’s it always changing.

I been contemplating on watching it Jan. 12th just to see how the show rolls off with the these new celebrity judges.

I am sure the world is quite curious themselves. To see what it will be like without Simon who pretty much made that show interesting. Then of course Paula Abdul who always nit picked with Simon over the years.

How much longer do you think this show will last?

For those who are looking forward to auditions good luck and good singing!

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