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July 31, 2014


When the temps rise, a carefree-coif can make or break your day! Take inspiration for a summer-easy style courtesy of music star Beyoncé, as shown in this Instagram shot she posted—from all angles. Her nape-kissing chignon can take you through any summer style scenario from casual to elegant. (Remember how Yonce rocked a variation of the style to this year’s Met Ball?) Make the look yours by fashioning a precise middle part then gather tresses into a low ponytail at the nape. Form lengths into a loose bun and pin into place. The result: an easy and elegant effect!

July 30, 2014


“No matter what the day brings my nights are ALWAYS filled with music❤️ #AlbumComingSoon #StudioLife”

Monica is back in the studio, recording new music, according to her Instagram account. We can’t wait to hear what she’s coming up with. You?

July 29, 2014

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For fans anticipating the release of the upcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul, there’s the film soundtrack to help you get on up! Get On Up: The James Brown Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features studio and live versions of many of Brown’s top soul/funk hits. The music icon’s hits fed an incredible legacy of live performances, and the soundtrack further highlights his legendary stage prowess with two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the film: spine-tingling performances of “Please Please Please” and “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” recorded on April 23, 1966 at Tampa, Florida’s historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory. The soundtrack (available now n iTunes/Amazon)  also includes five recordings with new music production and arrangements by The Underdogs.

July 28, 2014

Hip Hop music heavy weight Nicki Minaj is set to premiere her newest single “Anaconda” at Urban, Rythmic and Pop radio today! Off of her highly anticipated third studio album, The PinkPrint (which will be released later this year) “Anaconda” was produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz in Los Angeles. An accompanying music video for “Anaconda” was shot in Los Angeles. Next up for the sexy superstar will be headlining the Iconic iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas September 19th and 20th. Will you give “Anaconda” a listen? Will we? Sssssssssssure!

July 27, 2014


Three’s the charm…especially when it comes to the popular “The Best Man” movie franchise! Fans have “The Best Man Wedding” to look forward to in 2016! Malcolm D. Lee will return to write and direct the film with the entire cast is set to return as well. That means we get to see Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut and Melissa De Sousa lighting up the big screen together once again. Though, we’re gonna be wondering how/if Monica Calhoun will join them (and for those who saw “The Best Man Holiday” you know what we’re talking about). Hmmmmmm….

July 26, 2014


“Wooh…And I’m off!” posted Power star Naturi Naughton on Instagram with hashtags for family reunion time, almost missed my flight and airport stress! Though she may be rushing to spend time with the family, we’ve got to give it to her for keeping her mani on point! Check out her oval-shaped tips dipped in a pretty pink hue—with a purple accent nail! We’re guessing Ms. Naughton arrived at her destination in style. Don’t you?


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