August 31, 2016
Private parts clearly aren't private on celebrity red carpets. Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards was replete with sheer gowns that revealed many a performer's, well, cash and prizes. It seems we've been there and done that with super-high splits, deep decolletage, and even a few nipple flashes. We are talking full-frontal action. "Everything on the VMA red carpet last night was angel-gone-bad," said Anthony Henderson, an Atlanta-based fashion stylist who counts actress Sheryl Lee Ralph as one of his clients.
August 24, 2016 |
D RAKE AND Philly's own Meek Mill continue to act like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton . And we don't mean that they're behaving presidential. Before Drake mocked Meek's Philly cred at his Sunday night concert here at the Wells Fargo Center, E! News reports that Drake insulted Meek during his Washington, D.C. concert stop. Heightening the insult of his 2015 Meek diss track "Back to Back," Drake rapped, " I did another one, I did another one/That p---y still ain't did s--t about the other one . " For those of you who haven't been keeping up, E!
April 23, 2016 |
Time's top 100 When it comes to influencing the destiny of the cosmos, Nicki Minaj , Adele , Leonardo DiCaprio , and the Rock have more sway than you: They are among the VIPs who made the 2016 Time 100. The mag's list of the most influential human persons also includes Ariana Grande and Julia Louis-Dreyfus , who are praised in essays by other celebs. "She's an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here," Lil Wayne writes of Minaj.
April 16, 2016
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Common, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Anderson. Distributed by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 52 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (sexual content and profanity). Playing at: Area theaters.
January 26, 2016
The sight of her aunt's being escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina was too much for the celebrity makeup artist from Hatfield, Montgomery County. You may remember that earlier this month, Rose Hamid, 56, stood in silent protest of remarks by the GOP frontrunner that linked refugees to ISIS. Trump supporters began chanting "Trump! Trump! Trump!" Hamid, who is Muslim and covers her hair with a scarf, was removed from the rally. Pinned to her shirt was an eight-pointed yellow star bearing the word "Muslim," similar to the yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.
January 16, 2016 |
El Chapo vs. Sean Penn Are cartel assassins after Sean Penn 's head? The blogosphere is alight with rumors that druglord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera , who was recaptured Friday after nearly six months on the lam, may blame Penn and Mexican TV star Kate del Castillo for leading cops to him. Penn met with El Chapo in October - no doubt to discuss the finer points of Sergei Eisenstein 's montage. As the New York Times reports, the gangster had never heard of Penn. It seems he agreed to see the American when Castillo, whom he seems to dig, vouched for Penn.
January 7, 2016
LAST WEEK'S Mummers Parade and some of the routines and signs of various Mummers have renewed calls to "clean up" the parade and make the parade more reflect the entire community. New Mayor Jim Kenney has taken to Twitter to call out a band that he felt mocked transgendered people through their Caitlyn Jenner routine. There are added calls to diversify the parade further to make it more inclusive to people besides traditional white males. All this talk moves my mind to call for the very same things when it comes to Philadelphia's July Fourth on the Parkway, Philadelphia's other big entertainment event.
December 19, 2015 |
The burgeoning career of the rapper Meek Mill was put on ice Thursday when a Philadelphia judge ruled that the 28-year-old star had again violated his probation from a 2008 drug and gun conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley hinted that the North Philadelphia rapper's next out-of-town tour - after he is sentenced Feb. 5 - could be state prison. "I bent over backward to give him every opportunity to grow his career," Brinkley told defense lawyer Frank DeSimone at the end of the 51/2-hour, virtually nonstop hearing.
December 13, 2015 |
Wear those nails short and neutral, unless you are willing to experiment. Then, we say, go long. The trendlet The stiletto nail - ranging from midi to lengthy and coming to a triangular point - is bringing attention to our fingertips. Variations of the pointy nail like the ballerina (it has a blunt tip like the toe shoe) and the almond nail (this is rounder) are making manicures this holiday season interesting. Where's it come from? In the 17th century, well-to-do Chinese women liked to wear nails super-long and pointy to show their status.
December 12, 2015 |
The hearing in Courtroom 907 on Thursday was never going to be a typical court proceeding. And that was even before Nicki Minaj walked in. The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was appearing at a probation hearing to assess whether his jet-setting travel over the last year had violated the terms of his probation. So Minaj, one of the biggest stars on the planet, took the stand in a cramped Philadelphia courtroom to vouch for her boyfriend, whom she described as occasionally "irresponsible" but working on becoming, as she put it, "a quote-unquote adult.