Monday, November 9, 2009

Lady's Laughables: Taylor Swift on SNL

LOL @ "You might be expecting me to say, something bad about Kanye..."

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker Cover JET

This family is beautiful!!! I've been a fan of both Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe since their run on Showtime's - Soul Food. Their babies are beautiful!

They cover the Novembe 16th Issue of JET Magazine.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Movie Watch: Precious

"The Audacity of Precious" As quoted from the New York Times Magazine.

Precious, based off of the novel "Push" by Sapphire is the story of an overweight Harlem teenager who is raped by her father, and is confronted with a series of issues related to her family, friends, etc. as she is growing up.

I was literally on the edge of my seat after reading the novel. I finished the book in a few hours, that's how great i thought it was. And after seeing all the raving reviews all over the web, I almost broke down repeatedly as I thought about how the movie was going to be. So, when I got to the theaters, sat down with my boyfriend, started munching on popcorn, got comfortale, and sat through the whole 2 hours of it, needless to say I

Let me start by saying this, the acting in the movie is phenomenal. Both Monique and Gabourey Sidibe deserve Oscars for their performances. They were extremely passionate, moving, and most importantly believable.

But, the downside...I feel like the whole movie is captured in the trailer. Now, some might not agree with me, but if you've seen the trailer for "Precious" AND read the book it's based off of, THEN go to see the movie, you will probably find the acting phenomenal, but you will leave wanting more. I did. The plot was debatedly one of the best I've seen in a very long time, and I won't spoil the ending, but it's something that made me think about the choices or in her case, lack their of, and the consequences of your actions.

I'm curious to know what you all thought...

For the Love of Love

I couldn't help but post this after seeing this picture of JayZ on Necole Bitchie's site. A clear picture of Jay'z's neck with lipstickprints from Beyonce.

What can I say? Ordinarily I wouldn't bother to post on the intimate details, whether they are true or not, of celebs relationships, but the romantic in me couldn't help it!. This pic was taken at the Europe Mtv Awards and probably happened after Beyonce accepted her award stating, "I'd like to thank Jay for putting a ring on it". Oow! Go girl!

Yes! I love PDAs (public displays of affection) and I love it even more because it's Beyonce. I'm not an expert at body language but by the pic below it seems that they're both completely comfortable with each other and dare I say Beyonce looks a little twisted?? Loves it.

*cue 50 cent - Baby By Me*

Essence cuts 12 - 15 Staff Members

The prominent black magazine, Essence Magazine, has just cut nearly 15 members of their digital team after revamping their website, according to This doesn't come as a surprise during the recession, but it's always so sad to see such a great magazine that focus on African Americans making cutbacks like this.

I'm praying that unlike some other mags, Essence doesn't wind up in the stream of magazines that are going downhill.