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Canadian Actress Jessica Lowdes Cover Issue Of FHM July 2011

3 Jun

“90210″ Canadian actress and singer Jessica Lowndes graces the cover issue of FHM UK Magazine in hot bikini for July 2011 . She is best known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on TV series 90210.

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Whitney Houston In Serious Battle With Deadly Emphysemia?!

2 Jun

Just weeks after Whitney Houston went back into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, the National Enquirer reports that she’s fighting another serious battle: with emphysema. According to the tabloid, the 47-year-old singer is in the early stages of the lung disease and has been told by doctors that she must quit smoking immediately.

“She’s developed emphysema — and her doctors are warning her she’ll die a horrible death,” says the Enquirer’s source.

Reportedly, the responsibility for restoring Houston’s health has fallen on her 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina — who is just out of rehab herself. Poor kid.

It’s hard to say if The National Enquirer is a reliable source, since they have a bit of a hit-or-miss record. (Their most notable hit: breaking the news of the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair.) But the emphysema diagnosis would explain Whitney’s recent series of “respiratory infections,” as well as the shortness of breath she’s exhibited during her comeback tour.

If Houston does have emphysema, her comeback may have to come to an abrupt end: The condition is long-term and incurable, and would make it difficult for Houston to exert herself in any way (which we’d imagine would include belting out “I Will Always Love You”).

The real tragedy is that someone blessed with Houston’s singing voice would become a heavy smoker in the first place. The voice is a fragile instrument, and we hear all the time about singers struggling to keep theirs healthy. Adele has postponed her U.S. tour dates due to laryngitis, and Shania Twain admitted last month that she lost her voice to a condition called dysphonia, probably brought on by stress. We can only hope that other aspiring singers learn from Houston’s mistakes, and don’t squander their talents for any kind of addiction.


Le Ann Rimes Shows Off A More Skinnier Body In A Tight Dress

19 May

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LeAnn Rimes was spotted out on the town with husband Eddie Cibrian last night after attending an NBC Upfronts after-paty in New York City and we have to ask, does the singer look like she’s lost even more weight?

The newlyweds, who had an extra-marital affair after meeting on the set of Northern Lights, reportedly couldn’t keep their hands off each other at the NBC party at Del Posto in New York on Monday night, much to the disgust of other guests.

A source told Us Magazine, ‘[They were] making out in the middle of [everything].

‘[Rimes was] making a compete scene and holding up her camera as they are making out so she [could] take pictures of them making out – it was unreal.’

‘We were like, ‘Who the hell is that?’ And of course it was them. It was so beyond ridiculous.’


Singer Mariah Carey Plans On Having Record Out This Year

16 May

Just because she’s a new mom to twins, don’t expect Mariah Carey to lighten her work schedule.

In fact, the diva, 42, recorded a new album while she was pregnant with Monroe and Moroccan — and it’ll be out within the next few months, reveals her husband Nick Cannon.

“She’s planning on having a record out this year,” he says. “She’s been working away, and we have a studio in the crib, and the pregnancy has totally inspired her on so many different levels. You’re definitely gonna see some new phenomenal music from Mariah.”

Carey’s songs also played a big role during the April 30 birth of her children.

Her 2005 single “We Belong Together” was playing during the delivery. Originally, she wanted the live version of her song “Fanstasy” to play “so they came out to a round of applause,” adds Cannon.

Carey’s last album was 2009’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.”

Cannon, 30, will have a new album out soon, as well. In addition to a musical accompanyment to his “Mr. Showbiz” comedy special, he’s also planning a future effort featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Cee Lo, Flo Rida and others. “We got some hilarious songs,” he says. “It’s kind of bringing the fun back to hip-hop.”


Celebrity Mom video: Mariah Carey Finally Reveals Her Twins Baby Names

4 May

Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have finally revealed the names of their twins who were born in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon, with the nickname “Roc”. Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name.

The top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of the Moroccan-inspired decor. It’s also the place where Nick proposed to his wife, overlooking Manhattan!

Their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon. Mariah’s rep says she does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one. Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life.

In fact, Mariah purchased the Hollywood icon’s white piano from Christie’s auction house and it is in Mariah’s will that the piano will one day go to the Smithsonian.

Mariah’s rep, Cindi Berger, tells CNN, “It has been a long, emotional journey for this family, and I couldn’t be happier for all of them.”


R&B Singer-Songwriter Teena Marie 54 Found Dead At Her California Home

26 Dec

(CNN) — Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said.

Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four times for a Grammy Award, according to her official website.

Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said.

“Teena was a black voice trapped in a white body,” said Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, a broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. “I would always tell her that she was one of the greatest vocalists of our time.”

Among her songs were “Lovergirl,” “Portuguese Love,” “Ooo La La La,” and “I’m a Sucker for Your Love.”

While no cause of death has been released, the singer’s publicist Lynn Jeter said that Marie suffered a grand mal seizure — a neurological event, marked by loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, according to the Mayo Clinic — a month ago.

“Luckily, someone was there,” Jeter said of that seizure. “The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure.”

The publicist said that she had a “great” conversation on Saturday with Marie, who told her that she was excited about heading to Atlanta to perform this week — in what would have been her first performance since the seizure.

Marie sang under various record labels, including Motown, Epic and Cash Money Classics, since bursting on the scene as a 19-year-old, according to her website. Her most recent album, Sapphire, features collaborations with Smokey Robinson, Kurupt and Gerald Albright.

Eddie Levert, founder of the vocal group The O’Jays, praised Marie as both a singer and mother.

“There are a lot of black people who swore by her and believed in her, as far as her music was concerned,” he said. “She was a good mom, and to me, that is saying a lot.”

Source: CNN

Summary: R&B legend Tina Marie has died, her manager confirmed today (December 26th).

Tina Marie, 54, was born Mary Christine Brockert. She was recorded a number of hit singles in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the 2000’s.

Tina Marie was known for classic songs like “I’m A Sucker For Your Love” featuring Rick James, “Fire and Desire” featuring Rick James, “Behind the Groove,” “Portuguese Love,” “Dear Lover,” “Out on A Limb” and “Square Biz,” which featured her rapping.

Tina Marie originally signed with Motown in 1976 and was a protege of Funk pioneer Rick James.

Throughout the years, Tina Marie’s was regularly sampled by a variety of rappers. Artists like The Fugees (“Fu-Gee-La”), The Firm “Firm Biz” Jadakiss “By My Side featuring Ne-Yo” and numerous others have all incorporated Tina Marie’s music into their own.

At one point, Tina Marie was also signed to Cash Money Records, where she released two albums for the label.

La Dona (2004) produced the single “I’m Still In Love,” while her final album for Cash Money titled Sapphire (2007) produced the Top 40 single “Ooh Wee.”

Bryan Williams paid tribute to Tina Marie via his official Twitter page. “R.I.P. Tina Marie,” Birdman said.

R.I.P. Teena Marie you will be missed! We lost a huge part of our Motown history today!

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

10 Dec

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~

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