In cased you were wrapped up into the Soul Train Awards last night, like I was, Nicki Minaj premiered her documentary, ‘My Time Now,’ on MTV. The doc takes us behinds the scene of Nicki Minaj as she prepares for her new album, TV performances, and gives you a sense of she is and where she comes from. It was an interesting watch to say the least, it gives me a little more background as Nicki the ‘real’ person. Check it out in it’s entirety below!!
Twitter streams across the world are about to lose some star power. On Wednesday Dec. 1st, celebs including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, and many more are taking part in the new campaign called Digital Life Sacrifice. The stars will sign off of social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter on behalf of Alicia Keys’ charity Keep a Child Alive.
The digital protest is intended to raise money on World AIDS Day, with participants signing back on to their respective social networking profiles when the charity raises $1 million.
Cover girl LaLa Vazquez is looking GORGEOUS on the new FEARLESS magazine cover for the Winter 2010 Holiday/New You issue. She’s talking about being the newly married wife of NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony, and being the star of her own VH1 reality show “La La’s Full Court Wedding.”
A few interview highlights:
What does being “Fearless” mean to you?
I’ve learned in this business someone’s not going to like it. Someone’s always going to have something to say. So I think that being fearless is not trying to please everybody but just pleasing yourself because at the day end of the day if you’re happy that’s all that really matters.
You’re a new bride tell us about that experience. Do you feel any different than before?
You know I think overall I feel the same in the relationship. It’s the same even though inside of me there is that place that knows, “OK, you’re married now.
We are all here for a reason. Why do you think you are here?
That’s a deep one. I think I am definitely here to be a mother to my son and to be a good example to him of how men should treat women.
Arian Simone, the owner of FEARLESS mag, says:
Vazquez is the epitome of a Fun, Fly, Fabulous and Fearless woman. Although she may live a glamorous Hollywood life, complete with celebrity friends, Vazquez at the core, is a wife, mother and hardworking business woman. “I am honored to be part of such an amazing magazine,” states Vazquez. In addition to the cover, Vazquez gives readers and inside look into her life as an actress/producer, her new marriage and mommyhood.
Here’s the behind the scenes vid from La’s shoot:
Jay-Z’s new book Decoded is now on the the New York Times bestseller’s list. Jay-Z is known for topping Billboard charts but now the rapper’s literary work is on the New York Times bestseller’s list. His first book Decoded currently holds the third spot on the list. The top two spots are held by former president George Bush and his autobiography and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.
Decoded gives fans insight into Jay-z’s lyrics and his life. The book was included on Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ show last week and is in the top ten sellers on Amazon.com. The New York Times says, “Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”
Congrats to Hov.
Check this article out. All my Ganja smokers take note!!!
While cannabis’s links to devastating mental health problems are well known, its potential to wreck the immune system has received less attention. The American research focused on the effect of cannabis chemicals including THC on the immune system.
In tests on mice, they triggered the production of a ‘massive’ number of immune cells called myeloid-derived suppressor cells or MDSCs. These normally act as a safety brake on the immune system stopping its battle against disease from spiralling out of control.
But in the case of cancer, they may actually make it easier for tumours to grow, the European Journal of Immunology reports.
Lead researcher Dr Prakash Nagarkatti, from the University of South Carolina, said: ‘These results raise interesting questions on whether increased susceptibility to certain types of cancers or infections caused from smoking marijuana results from induction of MDSCs.
The findings could have important implications, not only for those who use the drug recreationally but for those taking it to improve their health.
The drug is used to ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and THC can be used in treatment of cancer, glaucoma and HIV.
Police said an online feud led to a public fist fight and then murder in Arlington, Texas over the weekend. Though they were Facebook friends, witnesses told police that 19-year-old Alysha Tann and 18-year-old Nikki Bogan’s friendship had turned ugly. They were “beefing” on Facebook. Then on Sunday night the two young women got into a fist fight in the parking lot of the Heather Glen Townhomes in Arlington. An arrest warrant affidavit states Bogan lost the fight and then told her 20-year-old boyfriend, Darius Howard, to shoot Tann. A witness saw him shoot a handgun six or seven times in the direction of Tann and a crowd of people in the parking lot, according to the affidavit. Another person who was shot in the leg then drove Tann to the hospital where she died. Tann’s Facebook page is now filled with R.I.P. posts. Her accused killers are in the Arlington jail. Howard is charged with murder and aggravated assault and Bogan is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
First Lady Michelle Obama along with daughters Sasha and Malia Obama were spotted in front of the White House full of holiday cheer. An after Thanksgiving Day tradition, Mrs. O and her daughters received the 18 1/2-foot Douglas fir that will become the Official White House Christmas Tree. The fir comes from a farm in Lehighton, Pa., belonging to Christopher Botek. This is the second time that a tree from the Botek family farm has become the Official White House Christmas Tree.
Lil Wayne was back in his hometown of New Orleans this weekend for the annual Bayou Classic. He hit the stage with his Young Money homies at the Fan Fest Saturday afternoon. And we’ve got pics and video of his first hometown performance since Rikers.
Eve covers the December/January 2011 issue of Inked Magazine. Inside, Eve reveals that she recently thought about removing her dog paws tattoo, but was talked out of it by her mother and her plans to shed her bad girl image with her role on the upcoming scripted VH1 reality series, Single Ladies.