ON THE SMALL SCREEN
October 2, 2015
Music star Nicki Minaj is used to ruling on the big stage—but is she ready to take over the small screen too? Fans will get a chance to find out when an early 90s-set comedy about the rap superstar’s colorful family and rise to stardom becomes a reality. Nicki Minaj’s biographical comedy scored a series order at ABC Family. Production on the pilot is set to begin this winter in Queens, where Nicki and her family lived after emigrating from Trinidad and where she underwent a “personal and musical” evolution that led to her stardom. “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Nicki about the project. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special. The Grammy-nominated star will executive-produce and make appearances in the half-hour series.
October 1, 2015
Her name may by synonymous with “Milkshake”…You know the one that brings all the boys to the yard. But the music star behind the 90s pop single hit (and former Sophisticate’s Black Hair cover star!) is cooking up something a little more complicated these days. Singer/songwriter Kelis just released her cookbook, My Life On A Plate (Kyle Books), and it’s filled with delicious recipes that tell Kelis’ story through the food she creates. But this isn’t just another book from a “celebrity chef.” The native New Yorker has earned her foodie “chops”—thanks to growing up with a mother who ran her own catering business, the singer’s travels around the world and a stint at Le Cordon Bleu. My Life On A Plate is a collection of the Kelis’ favorite recipes and features a mix of foods from her Puerto Rican heritage (Pernil—Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder, Arroz con Gandules and Shrimp Alcapurias) along with dishes inspired by her travels (Malay Curry Chicken and Swedish Meatballs). So, does the cookbook also have a recipe for a milkshake? Nope. You’re gonna have to get that someplace else.
September 30, 2015
Take a guess where one of our favorite stars will be popping up tonight? Gorgeous actress/talk show host Nicole Ari Parker adds even more heat to the hot new detective show Rosewood (FOX-TV) in a guest star stint. Flaunting long, sideswept waves (so different from the Natural styles she sported earlier this summer on her talk show), Nicole slips into the role as the new love interest for “Dr. Beaumont Rosewood” (played by the oh-so charming Morris Chestnut). So will love bloom in paradise? Find out in the “Fireflies and Fidelity” episode airing tonight!
September 29, 2015
Heads up Angie Stone fans, there’s new music on the way from the sensational songstress! Mark your calendars for the November 6th release of the Columbia, SC native’s newest CD titled Dream. With countless musical awards for her skill as an artist and songwriter, we can’t wait to hear what Angie has in store for us. Likewise, we just know the star will have some amazing hair moves to go with the new music…like this gorgeous ‘Fro—pumped up to full volume—which is what we’ll be doing when listening to her new music.
September 28, 2015
So classic, yet so modern…These lengthy plaits never fail to look stunning—thanks to the intricate nature of the braiding technique and the time and care it involves to craft the look. But the effort is so worth it when braids look as beautiful as these. And with stars like Zoe Kravitz (she sported a similar style in the film Dope) and TV star Yara Shahidi, of “Black-ish” fame, flaunting perfect plaits lately we think this look should definitely be on your style radar.
September 27, 2015
Sometimes, a simple style move delivers maximum impact. A perfect example: this stunning style detailed with gorgeous waves! On its own, the lush texture is amazing (create them with a large curling wand or a hot roller set on large rods). Worn loose, they billow to frame the face with fabulous texture. But when length is directed to one side, the style transforms immediately—and all it took was a quick brush-through and a set of hair pins. Now that’s the kind of style transformation we love. Don’t you?