Beyonce and Jay-Z really love their new baby, Blue Ivy Carter. But what Beyonce does not love, apparently, is her baby weight. Unlike many new moms who may feel uncomfortable with their post-pregnancy shape, Beyonce isn’t content to just join Curves and occasionally skip dessert. Only four hours of exercise and a highly restrictive diet will do. She moved her personal trainer in to live with her.
How quickly does Beyonce want to lose 40 pounds? By the end of March. Which is a little less than 3 months after the baby was born.
While most parents of infants would relish the ability to sleep past the wee hours of the morning, Lady B is waking up to the face of Marco Borges for the first of two two-hour long workouts, which she undergoes each day. Beyonce is also opting out on any and all comfort food, and existing on protein shakes and ice water. I’m sure she will be back to her regular size or smaller in no time. Especially, since she’s set to start filming “A Star is Born” any day now with Clint Eastwood.
Sources close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Whitney Houston tell E! News that her death will be deemed accidental by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. According to the site’s report, the Houston family has always believed that Whitney’s death was a tragic accident. Officially, the cause of death is still listed as “deferred” pending result of toxicology tests. But their source says ”nothing suspicious” has been found and the inquiry is nearing completion. The source also added that ”she had no marks on her body whatsoever to indicate a struggle, and she was the furthest thing from trying to kill herself.” The autopsy tox screen could be sent to Beverly Hills Police Department by next week and, unless their investigation turns up anything else, the case will likely be closed soon afterward.
The old Kid Cudi is gone. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper killed off his former self, showing the bloody scars with a gruesome new tattoo.
“New Tat The old Scott is dead…slit wrists,” wrote Cudi, who released his WZRD album with Dot Da Genius today.
The project is already #1 on iTunes, but he is not happy with the way his label has supported it. “Ok so just a heads up, my weak ass label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right off,” he tweeted. “They tried to rush me thru this so i can just give em another MOTM, but guess what? Fuck that, next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014.”
The duo is planning to tour in support of the album and is already working on a follow-up EP.
According to RadarOnline:
Whitney Houston’s family, spearheaded by her mother, Cissy, is asking law enforcement to look into death scene photos that were leaked to the media in the days after the pop superstar died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, including one pic of her body being wheeled out on the gurney in a body bag, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
A few days after Whitney passed away on February 11, a media outlet (not RadarOnline.com) published a photo of Houston in a body bag on a gurney being taken out of the hotel. The entire floor was on lockdown, and the area was secured by the Beverly Hills Police Department. There is surveillance video from the hallway of the person who took the picture of Whitney in the body bag, and the Houston family wants to know who it is and have asked for an investigation into the leak of the photos. The Houstons have been told by cops that after her case is officially closed, they can look into the matter.
It might not be the the Beverly Hills Police Department that would handle that, but this is very important to the Houston family to know. “They need and deserve to know who took the pictures, and if the person profited from it,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.3
I was so disappointed to see that they released that photo. Some people have no respect for privacy and whoever leaked that photo should be ashamed. To try and make a quick buck off of somebody’s death is totally disgusting!! I know the Enquirer is “a low down dirty dog” type of magazine, but they took it to an all time low.
There has been a lot of talk about Mary J. Blige’s rendition of the National Anthem or lack thereof at Sunday night’s 2012 All-Star Game. Personally, I think the National Anthem is the true test in whether or not as person can really sing. Yes, Mary J. Blige has a soulful voice and sounds good in her element; however I do not think she fared well with this. I pulled up an old video of Destiny’s Child killing the National Anthem at the 2006 All-Star game like only they could, incorporating heavenly harmonies, and each member holding their ground (Michelle shines in the clip). I thought this was a refreshing look being as though they have disbanded now, hopefully they will decide to reunite at some point. It’s never too late!!
As of this past weekend, fans, passer-bys, and anyone interested in purchasing a piece of Hip-Hop history can view the infamous Maybach used in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s music video for “Otis” off of their Platinum-certified album Watch the Throne.
The “customized” 2004 Maybach 57, which is currently up for auction and estimated at a value between $100,000 and $150,000, is residing at 450 Park Avenue in New York City until Wednesday, March 7. The auction will take place on the following evening of March 8.
Auction host and chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, Simon de Pury said, “Jay-Z and Kanye West are towering figures in contemporary culture. They have greatly contributed to the artificial barriers between art, music, fashion and cinema to come down. Their video for ‘Otis’ became an instant classic. The Maybach they have transformed for it has the starring role.”
A good portion of proceeds from the auction will go to Save the Children which is “the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world. Save the Children has helped 2.5 million children and families in the Horn of Africa through feeding, water trucking, healthcare and education.”
Those interested in seeing the car can stop by the Maybach’s current residence from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday thru Saturday and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Lil Kim is determined to stay relevant by any means necessary!! She was spotted at 2012 Winter Fetish SkiTrip over the weekend to perform some of her hits. I don’t recall Lil Kim’s ass being that large and round. She may have paid a couple of visits to a “booty injector” herself. I dunno, but anyway she sure was flaunting it to Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake.” Check out the action below:
Jennifer Hudson is on the list of witnesses in an upcoming murder trial for William Balfour, the man who is being charged with murdering Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year old nephew. The trial begins on April 9, and it is not yet clear whether or not Hudson will be asked to testify.
Balfour was the ex-husband of Hudson’s sister, Julia. The bodies of Hudson’s mother and brother were found in the family’s South Side Chicago home in 2008. The nephew’s body was found in a car a few days later.
Hudson told investigators that she’d known Balfour since high school and advised her sister against marrying him. Even as she rose to fame, Hudson would check in with her mother every morning between 9 and 11 am. When she didn’t hear back from her, she felt something was wrong. She then sent her a text, and after hearing nothing back, she alerted authorities.
Hudson hasn’t spoken about the murders or her history with Balfour since the time of the slayings. Prosecutors are also concerned about securing key testimony from Hudson’s sister Julia, since Illinois law considers communication between spouses to be confidential.
There was tension between Hudson’s family and Balfour’s over their relationship. Balfour is an ex-convict and had fought with Julia’s ex-boyfriend in the past. Only Julian King, her sister’s son from a previous relationship, attended the wedding ceremony between the two.
The “BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES” season finale airs Thursday, March 22 at 9pm ET/PT on WE TV. The reunion special airs Thursday, March 29 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. How’d you like Season 2?? The ladies have definitely kept the drama rolling, but it’s good to see that they truly have a sisterly bond.
Mary J Blige sung the National Anthem at the 2012 All-Star game. What did you think?? Since Whitney Houston set the bar way high with her legendary performance of the anthem, it’s been kind of hard to match what she did. Other artists like Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and Kelly Clarkson gave their own interpretations with the influence of Whitney. Checl out Mary below: