Aww, so sweet ...
necolebitchie.com - Dookie Rope chains, baggie jeans, bucket hats and Hi-top Reebok classics were all on the menu Saturday night as celebrities gathered in LA for Simone Smith’s birthday bash. The party looked like tons of fun as folks came dressed in their best 90s garb while paying tribute to musical icons like TLC, Slick Rick, Flava Flav and LL Cool J, who came dressed as the younger version of himself.
Mary J. Blige was spotted on the scene, as well as 90′s “I Love Your Smile” singer, Shanice, her hubby Flex Alexander, Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie, Shaunie O’Neal, Tasha Smith, Niecey Nash, Denise Vasi and many, many more. CLICK HERE to check out the photos.
She tells Essence: People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes,” she says defiantly. Her refusal to let it all hang out is a major part of her attempt to “redefine what it means to be sexy and what it means to be a woman. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.
On wearing suits
I enjoy the tuxedo and I enjoy suits. They are timeless and transcendent 18th century, 19th century, 20th century all the way to 2719. I think the tuxedo will outlive us.
On how she defines beauty
I love givers and when I find out someone is giving somebody else something from the heart… I think people who give their time are some of the most beautiful people that I know.
On new artists that she loves
I love Miguel, Frank Ocean, I’m just excited about new artist bringing forward their ideas and continuing on the legacies of some of the greats, the icons, that we were inspired by, that our music was inspired by. Just sharing their voice unfiltered being unafraid to embrace those things and make them unique, remain innovative. I love people who are into big ideas and whatnot. So I am really excited about some of the new artists.
Did you catch Dennis Rodman on OWN a few weeks ago? I just caught it. First thought, wow, what a narcissist, but maybe he's growing as a person, a little. Check it out:
During a wild weekend in Las Vegas in 1998, NBA All-Star Dennis Rodman married actress Carmen Electra. Then, two days after they said "I do," Dennis says, he forgot they were married. Watch as he discusses this brief union as well as his nine-year marriage to his third wife, Michelle. Plus, find out why Dennis says he can't live with women.
Many people know Dennis Rodman as an NBA superstar and notorious '90s bad boy, but this flamboyant public figure is also a son and a father of four. Watch as Dennis reveals his true feelings about his estranged father and admits his own shortfalls as a parent. Plus, find out what Dennis said when he saw his father for the first time in decades.
blackmediascoop.com posted an email and a receipt from a woman who claims she spent the night with Apollo in an Atlanta Hotel. She claims he told her he was unhappy in the marriage and that they were seperated. Could it be true? Read the email and see the receipt HERE?
Here's a video of Phaedra talking to Perez back in February:
In other Phaedra news ... She Gets a Spin-Off Show ‘Rich People’s Problems’
Bravo announced that the mom-to-be and her wealthy clients will be featured in Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off Rich People’s Problems.
The new show will focus on the business side of Park’s life. “When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the official release from Bravo stated. “Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.”
celebitchy.com - It was a rough landing in Los Angeles for Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. The couple, along with Halle's daughter Nahla, arriving Monday night from Hawaii, were swarmed by photographers. They had to know this would happen. It's LAX. Of course, there are going to be tons of paparazzi waiting to take their picture. It's not the first time she's flown into that airport. It turned into a dramatic event anyway. Halle screaming at the photographers. Oliver allegedly kicking someone and getting grabbed. It looks like Halle stops Oliver from confronting the guy at the end, pushing Oliver into the car. It's been reported that Halle wants a law passed to stop paparazzi from photographing children. I don't know, maybe she reacted the way she did for that reason? To prove a point. She made it more dramatic than it needed to be. Yes, the photographers should respect that a small child is present and step back and get the photo without swarming them. Of course, they won't do that because all they care about is getting paid. But, when you know something is going to happen and you get all bent out of shape anyway... I'm just saying ... Check out the video: