April 8th, 2013 | By love not hate
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The luxury outdoors is no longer all about the hi-tech BBQ grill and weatherproof furniture, every element in the patio has been re-imagined to make your backyard your private luxury oasis. From hi-tech heaters to patio umbrella, its only getting better to suit our modern lifestyle. We have earlier seen the Cantilever umbrella that rotates up to 360° to follow the sun andMocha Solar-lighted umbrella that include solar charging capabilities. Now Hammacher is also selling a USB charging patio umbrella for $500 each, which will help power your mobile and hand held devices, purely from what it derives from the skies.
This patio umbrella has been fitted with 3.7-volt 1000 mAh battery, that’s constantly getting charged for back up power via the solar exposure outside, and thus acts a store for electricity which can be used later for charging. Under normal conditions, the solar panel located on the top of the umbrella, helps convert solar energy into electricity, which can then be transferred to the battery of the various devices via the USB port, located on the lower end of the aluminum umbrella pole. The umbrella is around 9-feet in diameter, and the fabrication is well capable of diverting the harmful UV rays elsewhere, with upto 98% protection. The UPF rating is known to be 50+, which incidentally is the highest possible UV protection rating currently used.
Just in case, one would like to wrap up the outside sitting and take things inside the home, the umbrella can be closed easily with a hand crank which is as smooth as one gets them on such umbrellas. The powder coated finishing on the pole gives it a decent weather resistance and a firm grip as well. In short, its all about being nature conscious and tech savvy which is the new lifestyle we see in the top 12 solar innovations, much of which features gadgets such as these.
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Beyoncé and Andre 3000 will partner up on a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby, which will also features music from Jay-Z, Jack White, Lana Del Rey, the xx and Florence and the Machine.
Jay-Z is producing and making music for the Gatsby soundtrack, which will reporetdly meld past and present styles of music. Gatsby star Leonardo DiCaprio introduced Hov and Luhrmann, and the MC will collaborate with composer Craig Armstrong (who scored Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!), as well as music supervisor Anton Monsted.
Along with Beyoncé and Andre 3000′s cover of Winehouse’s hit, the soundtrack will also features new renditions of pop classics including the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Emeli Sandé’s new take on Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” and White’s version of U2‘s “Love Is Blindness.”
In addition to appearing on the soundtrack album, new songs from will.i.am (“Bang Bang”), the xx (“Together”), Florence and the Machine (“Over The Love”) and Del Rey (“Young and Beautiful”) will appear in specific scenes in the film.
“The question for me in approaching Gatsby was how to elicit from our audience the same level of excitement and pop cultural immediacy toward the world that Fitzgerald did for his audience?” Luhrmann said in a statement. “And in our age, the energy of jazz is caught in the energy of hip-hop.”
The Gatsby soundtrack is set for release on May 7th from Warner Bros. (pre-order for digital copies begins April 23rd). The film – which stars DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as narrator Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan – will open May 10th. Check out the full track listing, and a trailer with snippets from some of the songs:
“100$ Bill” – Jay-Z
“Back to Black” – Beyoncé and André 3000
“Bang Bang – will.i.am
“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
“Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
“Love Is the Drug” – Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
“Over the Love” – Florence + The Machine
“Where the Wind Blows” – Coco O. of Quadron
“Crazy in Love” – Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra
“Together” – The xx
“Hearts a Mess” – Gotye
“Love Is Blindness” – Jack White
“Into the Past” – Nero
“Kill and Run” – Sia
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Chris Brown has been doing interview after interview this past week, promoting his new album X, and he’s admitted that he’s been too busy to visit Rihanna while she’s on her Unapologetic tour. However, after retweeting various negative messages, it seems like Rihanna’s upset — and Chris could be to blame.
Apparently, Rihanna’s too busy for games as she’s travelling the country on tour. As a Pisces, Rihanna found it appropriate to retweet two tweets from @PiscesAreUs’ Twitter, saying that someone is playing with her, and she’s not having it.
“Start playing the ‘ignore game’ and your
#Pisces will do more than just ‘ignore’ but leave it where it’s at. #NoTime4Games,” Rihanna posted on her Twitter, followed with: “Sometimes the best way for a #Pisces to learn… Is the ‘hard’ way.”
Could she be tweeting about Chris?
Chris recently admitted that, with his new music and extremely busy press tour, his schedule is packed and he hasn’t yet visited Rihanna on tour. However, a source close to the couple exclusively told HollywoodLife.com that she really misses him and he will be visiting her really soon.
“He will make it out there to her, I just don’t know when,” the friend said. “He got lots of work and obligation on here fam, so, it’s just when he gets a second and clear some s–t off his plate. But feel me, he wants to be with her and she do to so he will make that happen. Ain’t no way he not going to see her while she’s on tour. He will make it happen.”
So, RiRi – you have no reason to be upset. He’s been extremely busy! He appeared on Today this week with a surprise Flash Mob performance before releasing his video for “Fine China,” then did a slew of interviews throughout the week. However, he will be getting out to see Rihanna as soon as he gets some time off, so hopefully, she understands!
Nicki Minaj makes jaws drop in the video for “High School.” The Young Money diva flirts with her boss Lil Wayne in the 30-second sneak peek, which also features a cameo from Birdman. The song is the latest single off her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.
The video will premiere on MTV and across its various TV and digital screens on Tuesday, April 2, at 10:53 a.m. ET. Immediately after, Nicki will sit for an exclusive interview with MTV News during “MTV First: Nicki Minaj” on MTV.com
This week, Jon Caramanica and the host, Ben Ratliff, talk about Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being II,” his third album since he theoretically stopped using drugs — he has consented to regular, court-ordered drug tests since 2010 — and about Wayne (again, theoretically) before and during his enforced sobriety.
How have drugs showed up in hip-hop and other music as a sonic shaper? What place do stimulants, depressants, narcotics and hallucinogens have in our understanding of pop sounds — tempos, textures, legibility? What can we infer about how sobriety may have marked the music of Wayne, Eminem or even John Coltrane?
Or is talking about drugs a distraction from the real issues in a musician’s life: youth and aging, creative flow and ambition, working habits, means of production?
Tracks by artists discussed this week. (Spotify users can also find it here.)
Los Angeles (CNN) — Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital where he was taken after suffering a seizure last week, his publicist said late Monday night.
The 30-year-old rapper’s hospitalization at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center triggered media reports that he was near death — rumors his associates were quick to squash. Few details about his medical condition were made public.
On Monday night, Mack Maine, the president of Wayne’s label, Young Money, thanked the hospital.
“@LilTunechi has been officially been released and is headed home…God is great,” he tweeted.
Lil Tunechi is Lil Wayne’s nickname, as well as his Twitter handle.
An online report that Lil Wayne was near death and on life support Friday cause panic among his fans and caused Twitter to light up with messages of concern.
“I’m good everybody,” the rapper tweeted Friday evening, helping defuse the concerns. “Thnx for the prayers and love.”
Young Money publicist Sarah Cunningham acknowledged Friday that Lil Wayne had had a seizure, but members of the New Orleans artist’s camp have shot down reports that he was near death.
“Dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe … that’s false!!” Maine tweeted Friday night.
Instead of ighting for his life, Lil Wayne was watching the Syracuse University Orange play the Georgetown Hoyas in the Big East men’s basketball tournament, he said.
Born Dwayne Carter, Lil Wayne is one of the rap world’s most successful artists.
He won best rap album for “Tha Carter III” at the 2008 Grammy awards and took home three more Grammys the next year.
Beyond winning over critics, he’s also been a commercial success.
In September, Billboard reported the rapper had tallied 109 hits on its Hot 100, surpassing the record previously held by Elvis Presley.
But he’s also run into trouble outside the studio and off stage.
Lil Wayne was arrested in 2007 outside New York City’s Beacon Theater after police said they found a .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus. He pleaded guilty to felony gun charges and spent eight months at New York’s Rikers Island jail.
His current single, “Love Me,” is climbing the Billboard rap chart, and in less than two weeks, the Young Money rap wizard will be releasing his 10th solo LP, I Am Not a Human Being II. Unfortunately, the star rapper had to contend with more serious matters Tuesday when he was hospitalized in Los Angeles for what is being reported as multiple seizures.
Weezy was taken to Cedars-Sinai on Tuesday night after recording a music video and then released Wednesday morning and is doing much better, TMZ is reporting.
Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj released Jacuzzi photos from her video shoot for “High School,” a song from her latest album that features Lil Wayne. Weezy didn’t appear in any of the photos, however, and it is unclear exactly when and where he suffered the seizures.
Back in October, Wayne suffered from seizure-like symptoms aboard his private jet, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. Weezy would later confirm to MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway that he was on “seizure medication.”
On Wednesday night, snippets from Human Being II were released online. The upcoming March 26 album will feature 2 Chainz, Drake, Future, Big Sean, Juicy J, Gunplay and Nicki. “Lil Wayne is arguably one of the most original, and extraordinary recording artists of all time. This is an excellent offering from the best of the best,” Cash Money CEO Birdman said in a press release issued to MTV News last week.
As far as Weezy’s current medical condition goes, his camp has yet to comment as of press time.
The mother who gave birth to twin boys on the toilet, smothered them and dumped their bodies in a laundry basket sobbed in court yesterday as the jury heard disturbing details about how officers found the cold, dead newborns wrapped in bloody towels.
Two police officers choked up while testifying about how they discovered the twin boys after the father of Lindsey Lowe, 26, from Hendersonville, Tennessee, called 911 after making the grizzly discovery.
She gave birth in her parents’ affluent home secretly in September 2011 and covered the newborn twin boy’s mouths with her hand to stifle the screams so no one would hear.
Officer Jeremy Fentress took the stand on Tuesday and described entering the bedroom of defendant Lindsey Lowe and pulling back a bloody towel.
He stopped speaking for a few seconds, then told the court: ‘After I pulled the bloody towel back, I saw a deceased infant.’
Fentress said he touched the baby with two fingers and found the infant was cold and not breathing.
The newborn was the first of two found on September 14, 2011, in the two-story home of the upper-middle-class neighborhood in Hendersonville, about 20 miles northeast of Nashville.
The second baby was found by Sgt James Garrett, who described getting ready to lay the first baby down on a bed ‘softly and gently’ before he discovered the umbilical cord, still attached to something deeper in the basket.
Fentress held the body of the first baby while Garrett pulled aside a sheet to uncover the second one – who was also dead. Garrett said he placed the first baby back in the basket beside his brother.
Lowe, now 26, is facing two counts of first-degree murder at her trial, which opened Monday.
She had told police she gave birth to the twin boys in the bathroom of the home on the night of September 12, 2011, and smothered them so that her parents would not hear their cries.
Lowe’s parents found one of the babies two days later and alerted police.
Both sides in the case agree that Lowe did not act like a pregnant woman in the days and weeks leading up to the birth.
Defense attorney John Pellegrin told jurors Lowe was a bridesmaid in a wedding the weekend before the birth where she was dancing, laughing and posing for pictures.
The night before the births, one of her sorority sisters stayed at her house, even sleeping in Lowe’s bed, he said. And yet no one knew she was pregnant.
Prosecutors suggested that a lack of preparations showed Lowe never intended for the babies to live.
‘Officers, during their search of the house, found no evidence of an expectation of life,’ Assistant District Attorney Blanton said during opening statements.
‘There were no diapers, no pacis (pacifiers), no blankets, no car seat.’
They pointed out that Lowe had been engaged to her college sweetheart in 2011, but had gotten pregnant when she had an affair with another man.
‘Miss Lowe made no preparation for the births of these children because no one was going to interfere with her life,’ Blanton said in opening statements.
But defense attorneys argued that the case was not so simple.
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‘Lindsey Lowe was pregnant, but she refused to accept it, her mind refused to accept it,’ Pellegrin said.
He argued that Lowe didn’t realize what was happening when she started to give birth in the bathroom.
‘She thinks her internal organs are coming out,’ he told the jury.
Family, friends and church members have come to Lowe’s defense.
In earlier hearings, Lowe’s father Mark Lowe described her as a ‘model daughter,’ saying she moved back in with her family after graduating from Western Kentucky University in 2008 and took care of her mother, who had a brain tumor.
The final witness Tuesday was Detective Steve Malach, who interviewed Lowe after the babies were discovered.
Upset: Lindsey Lowe cries as she listens to testimony while she sits with her attorney, John Pellegrin
He testified how Lowe told him she gave birth and then put the babies in a laundry basket.
When he asked if she ever checked on them, ‘she said she couldn’t face it,’ he told jurors.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Lowe could face life in prison without parole. Prosecutors had said previously they would not seek the death penalty.
Looks like Rihanna is not the only one with babies on the brain.
In Rih’s candid interview with ELLE U.K., the songstress said she “will probably have a kid” within the next five years. Now we discover Chris Brown, Rihanna’s on-again boyfriend, is also feeling up for kids.
“Chris feels the same way — he would have a baby with RiRi,” a source told HollywoodLife exclusively, “but that’s way down the road because they’re both young and in their prime. But yeah, Chris wants kids one day.”
The source added that given their young age and where they are in their careers, “they don’t pressure each other on stuff like that.”
Meanwhile, Brown’s fan base grew by one more this weekend: Rapper Fabolous, who collaborated with Brown on a track on his new album, said Brown is really a good guy but someone the public doesn’t understand, per the New York Post.
“I don’t believe he’s a bad person,” Fabolous told NY Post’s Page Six. “I believe, even if you’re looking at the situation with Rihanna, things happen and you move on.” The rapper added that “the public has perceptions of people off of what they see, not what they know,” an opinion Rihanna has voiced herself in the past.
“When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna told Rolling Stone magazine just last month after the backlash she received for getting back together with the guy who assaulted her. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now.”
A woman who claims Michael Jordan is the father of her son is suing the star for child support, it has been claimed.
Pamela Smith has apparently filed legal documents demanding that the legendary basketball player submit to a paternity test to prove 16-year-old Taj is his son.
The teenager, who uses the surname Jordan, has in the past taken to the internet to insist that the former Chicago Bulls star is his father.
Ms Smith filed a paternity suit in a court in Fulton County, Georgia three weeks ago, according to TMZ.
In it, she claims that she and Mr Jordan had sex in 1995, when he was married to Juanita Vanoy, with whom he has three children.
She says her son Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, known as Taj, was born in June 1996.
Ms Smith insists that Mr Jordan is the boy’s father, and argues in the court documents that he should be forced to undergo a paternity test.
The claimant is seeking child support payments and money for Taj’s medical expenses.
She has also asked the judge handling the case to change her son’s last name to Jordan officially.
In a video posted on YouTube last month, Taj said he was Mr Jordan’s son and claimed he was in touch with the star.
Mr Jordan’s representatives declined to comment on Ms Smith’s claims.
This is not the first time he has been the subject of a paternity suit – in 1991, his former lover Karla Knafel claimed the star was the father of her child, but a DNA test proved that this was not the case.
Mr Jordan is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time.
He is now the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats, and is engaged to marry Yvette Prieto next month.
Eve takes us back to the beginning and enlists Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta for a new track, ‘Make It Out This Town.’
In the introspective number, the Ruff Ryders First Lady remembers the struggles that she’s faced along her career. “Sick of dreaming… Never been like the others, always been one of a kind,” she raps. “Victory you’ll see, you’ll be all right.”
“Gotta make it out this town… Gonna make it out this town,” sings Gabe.
The upbeat song is from Eve’s upcoming ‘Lip Lock’ album, due May 14. She previously released ‘She Bad Bad’ off the effort with an accompanying video.
Lozada,37, has been vocal about her growing Christian faith recently and made headlines after ex-husband Chad Johnson physically assaulted her last August one month after they were married.
Still, the reality television star recently opened up to Celebuzz about her desires to let God choose her next husband.
“I still want to be a mother, I still want to have other children, I still want to get married and have a family,” Lozada told Celebuzz recently. “Only this time, instead of me choosing, I’m going to allow God to choose whomever for me.”
The reality star and author spoke about what she is looking for in her future husband.
“I just want a good guy. A family man who wants kids,” Lozada told Celebuzz.. “I don’t want five kids, but one or twins would be great.”
Still, Lozada admitted that it may be too soon to think about marriage seven months after marrying him.
“I’m starting to get to a place where I entertain the idea,” Lozada told Celebuzz. “I still think it’s too soon, but I’m open to it.”
The “Basketball Wives” star did not seem to be upset that she was without a husband on Valentine’s Day, and tweeted about having God’s clarity.
“Happy Valentines Day My Loves. Self-love is the most important type of love and it feels soo good,” Lozada tweeted. “It’s better to be single than in the wrong relationship. Thank God for clarity.”
The reality star spoke about healing from her broken relationship with Johnson on her personal blog last year.
“This is a normal and realistic process for anyone and I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I know God holds it and I’m taking things one day at a time. I appreciate the love from so many of you and right now I’m still working on becoming a better person,” Lozada said on her personal blog. “Chad and I are attending therapy separately, meeting with a Life Coach and trying to figure out how to work on our individual selves and navigate through this entire ordeal.”
We spoke to Trina recently and she has advised us that the next video to drop from her #Back2Business Mixtape is SUPA BAD feat. Brianna and Nisharockstarr. Not only that, shes also agreed with the other 2 mc’s to join our radio show Monday Feb 25, 2013 at 9pm est. make sure you save the date and be sure to follow us on twitter and our radio show. I know this will be a hot interview with all 3 ladies giving us the latest with their careers and whats set out for them in the future. If you havent heard SUPA BAD listen below.
3:31 p.m. | Updated The big news this London Fashion Week was supposed to be the return of Tom Ford to the runway, the London debut of L’Wren Scott (complete with a dinner Sunday night at the Café Royale co-hosted by her boyfriend, Mick Jagger), the buzz surrounding such rising stars as Christopher Kane and JW Anderson and the emergence of the young British model Cara Delevingne as “the next Kate Moss.”
But for the thousands of young fans who packed New Oxford Street in central London on Saturday night, there was only one fashion designer who mattered this week: Rihanna.
The pop singer unveiled her first collection for the British retailer River Island, for which the British press has reported she is being paid roughly $1.2 million, at a cavernous club space jammed with revelers, a few curious members of the fashion press and the occasional local celebrity (including Ms. Delevingne, who sat in the front row, dressed in an Adidas hoodie, denim hot pants and thigh-high boots).
This, of course, was not the first dip into the fashion pool for Rihanna; she had already created two collections (largely of T-shirts, jeans and a leather jacket) for Emporio Armani jeans, with Giorgio Armani telling the press, “Rihanna is a great artist.” More recently she told interviewers at the Grammys that she had partly collaborated with Azzedine Alaïa on the custom-designed flowing, crimson gown she wore to the awards ceremony, saying he had showed her several designs before she picked the one she would wear.
On Saturday, as attendees mingled among the heavily female crowd during the hourlong wait for the show to begin — a wait made somewhat easier by the small army of waiters passing out glasses of Champagne — it seemed at times more like a girl’s night out than a fashion show, with much of the overheard conversations being about last night’s date or last week’s breakup and almost no one talking about whether they would make it to Preen the next morning at 9.
As the crowd milled around, clearly interested in what Rihanna would show but perhaps even more interested in the after-party, a black-and-white film, projected on the wall behind the bar, showed on a continuous loop, with Rihanna apparently talking of the inspirations for her fashion line. I say “apparently” because the sound was turned off and you couldn’t hear a word she was saying.
As for that after-party, Rihanna herself was a no-show, hitting the London club scene instead with some friends, an evening that quickly turned into tabloid fodder when a fan threw an energy-drink bottle at her, apparently angry that she was back with Chris Brown.
The runway, a multilevel set of platforms, resembled, appropriately, a concert stage; the models strutted out to the accompaniment of rap songs of which roughly every third word is unpublishable here. The clothes, designed in collaboration with Adam Selman, who has worked with the singer on her tour costumes in the past, were body-hugging and flesh-baring with even the modest cover-ups featuring some elements of see-through design. (You were expecting subtle?)
Mr. Selman told British Vogue that the collection was “urban-inspired, unfussy, with a bit of uptown,” and that it was very much “based on Ri’s style and her mood.”
But he added that there was the occasional creative tension between the two partners. “There were times when I said to her, ‘Ri, you’ve got to trust me on this,’ ” Mr. Selman told a reporter for the magazine’s Web site. “Then she would put her foot down, and I’d have to let it go.”
At the end, Rihanna came out in a form-fitting black minidress with Mr. Selman and flashed a quick, sly $1.2 million smile.
As the saying goes, “Mo money, mo problems,” which is exactly what Mary J. Blige is facing after being hit with a $900,000 tax lien.
According to official documents obtained by TMZ, the songstress owes $901,769.65 in back taxes to New Jersey as her financial woes continue.
This is not the first time Mary J has faced money troubles. Blige was sued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan. Last year, she was sued for doing the same on a $2.2 million bank loan and her charity was hit with a lawsuit for not paying back a $250,000 loan.
Drake seemed to really be enjoying himself during All-Star weekend in Houston, TX. He was spotted goofing around with Jay-Z and Beyonce by serving drinks to them. The “Started from the Bottom” rapper was wearing a pair of Saint Laurent Two Tone flannel hoodie jacket ($925) and Saint Laurent high-top sneakers ($575) from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
In the last few years, Ford has made a tentative return to London – one of his several home bases – with a series of exclusive, invitation-only presentations, but today marked the first full-fledged London catwalk show of the Tom Ford brand.
Of course he did it Ford style, in an elegant ‘royal home’ typically used for international diplomatic conferences, not fashion shows. Those with coveted invitations had to wait in the cold and show their passports or other IDs to satisfy royal security requirement before they could be let into the hallowed halls.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour and singer-actor Justin Timberlake – who is currently collaborating with the designer – sat side by side in the front row, with chandeliers and gold-painted ceilings overhead.
Feminine and flattering: Sequins and lace abounded, while jackets offered high neck collars and dramatic shapes
Ford draws a more elegant crowd than many other of the London Fashion Week designers: Many men wore beautifully cut suits and carefully chosen pocket squares, while women wore black outfits set off by exquisite jewels.
Everyone seemed content to sip Laurent Perrier champagne or gin and tonics while Ford let the start of the show slip from late to fashionably late. But, when it began, it was worth waiting for.
Inky black spider-web lace was worked into skirts long and short, with the dark fabric set off by brightly coloured sequined jackets. Elsewhere, the contrast was turned on its head, with a black jacket brought to life by an explosion of vivid sequins stitched in a floral motif on a pair of trousers.
Ford also made use of leopard-printed coats and bright pink fur (faux?) and – in a nod to the 1960s – soft black leather jackets with fringes in the back.
Other outfits emphasised a basic colour palette of black and white in interesting contrasts, playing on a zebra-striped theme.
The outfits were demure without being dull, feminine and flattering without being twee (never a word you’d hear mentined in the same breath as Tom Ford, that’s for sure).
Ford, who keeps homes in London, Los Angeles and Santa Fe, made a brief appearance at the end of the show, wearing one of his signature slim-cut black suits and giving his fans a wave.
The general consensus? London hopes Tom is here to stay.
Confident: Ford was bold in his use of colour and folkloric floral motifs, and used sequins and crystals to create vibrant patterns on silk
Graphic: A monochrome palette ran through the show like a seam, grounding the brights
Making a statement: No one could accuse Tom Ford of being a shrinking violet
Beautiful creatures: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attend the Tom Ford show tonight. RIGHT: Man of the moment Tom Ford greets the crowd at the end of his show
Rapper Lil Wayne claims he slept with the wife of an NBA player.
The star – whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr. – told a packed audience that he bedded Adrienne Williams Bosh, the spouse of Chris Bosh.
The outspoken music star made the claim on stage as he hosted LIV on Sunday All Star Weekend edition at Stereo Live in Houston, Texas.
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The 30-year-old then led the crowd in chanting: ‘F**k NBA! F**k Lebron! F**k SheWade! F**k Chris Bosh! And I f**ked Chris Bosh wife!’
It comes after he was escorted out of a Miami Heat game at the American Airlines Arena last week for apparently cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers.
In a Twitter rant he said he had been banned from future games too.
‘So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F**k da Heat.’
He continued to explain to fans at the gig attended by stars including Drake, J Cole and the Young Money collective: ‘The NBA banned me from all NBA events … because the Miami Heat told them to ban me.’
However, a spokesperson from the Florida team told USA Today that the performer was not kicked out but he chose to leave.
Also, according to multiple reports, a fan named Danny Vega said that Lil Wayne was kicked out for making gun gestures at another attendee.
Despite his apparent rage towards the organisation he paid his respects upon hearing that the owner of his favourite team had passed away aged 80 on Monday morning after a long illness.
He said about LA Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss via Twitter: ‘Rest peacefully Dr. Buss and may God bless your family. Purple-Gold.’
American rapper Azealia Banks has become embroiled in a bitter Twitter row with Perez Hilton after slapping her own verses over the top of DJ Baauers’ Harlem Shake.
The 21-year-old let rip in a bizarre foul-mouthed rant on the social networking site after her version of the hit track was removed from Soundcloud – branding the New York producer a ‘f****t’ and accusing him of ‘c**kblocking’.
Her fiery comments have divided fans, with US blogger Perez taking offence, telling the rapper she is becoming known for her vitriolic rants rather than her music.
Perez wrote: ‘Classy as always! How does it feel to be better known for all your trash-talking than your music, Azealia?’
Electro hit Harlem Shake has inspired countless videos where one masked person dances alone ignored by those around them.
After her video was deleted the rapper decided to post her version of on Twitter.
Since the feud started Azealia, who is openly bisexual, has been accused of being homophobic – something the 212 strenuously denies.
Taking to Twitter she wrote: ‘Men in hip-hop beef and say f****t and all kinds of other craziness but I get shunned for doing it.’
She added: ‘Here we go again. Everyone pretending to be so shocked and moved by the word faggot. It’s like society is so bored with itself it needs to hold on to these outdated rules of what you can say and cannot say.’
This situation is a perfect example of how difficult it is to be a female who raps.
‘Art is supposed to be inspiring. If you’re mad at someone for being excited and inspired by your art then you’re doing it wrong.’
One fan added: ‘The fact that people sweat @AZEALIABANKS about rapping over a beat shows how intimidated they are by her talent and skill.’
The Harlem Shake began as a dance in the 1980s but the latest version featured on a flood of online videos is an electronic dance track by 23-year-old Brooklyn DJ Baauer who released the single last year with the record label Mad Decent.
The video starts with one person, often masked, dancing while everyone else in the room pays no attention but when the chorus kicks in they all join in, usually wearing crazy costumes or with props like blow-up giraffes or bicycles.
YouTube said the craze appeared to have started with a posting by a vlogger and spread quickly, with more than 12,000 Harlem Shake videos posted from the start of the month to mid-week watched up to 44 million times.
Harlem Shake has a way to go to top Gangnam Style which made history last December when it became the first ever video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views.
Now, those words sound like a cry for help.
“On a cold dark cloud, with nowhere to fall but down, like a single, naked, unrelenting tear … I’m still here.”
On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home — the victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 37.
McCready leaves behind two boys — a 6-year-old and a 10-month-old.
Just a month earlier, police had paid another visit to the house in Heber Springs.
On that day, they found the infant’s father — record producer David Wilson — dead on the porch.
He too had apparently taken his own life. He too had used a gun.
McCready burst onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut album “Ten Thousand Angels.”
It sold more than 2 million copies. Her chart-topping hit “Guys Do It All The Time” followed that same year.
In all, she put 14 songs and six of her albums on the Billboard Country charts.
But through it all, she was spiraling downward. And the fall was painful and precipitous.
She struggled with addiction and mental illness, often publicly.
In 2004, McCready was placed on three years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining the painkiller OxyContin at a pharmacy.
The next year, she was arrested for drunk driving in Nashville, and was beaten and choked by ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight, who was charged with attempted murder.
“Yes, things have been going bad,” she said in a CNN interview in 2005. “I think it’s God’s way of getting my attention saying, ‘You better wake up, girl. I have important stuff for you to do in life,’ and I’ve definitely been preoccupied or sidetracked doing the wrong things.”
Before 2005 ended, McCready had suffered two drug overdoses, was arrested on drug charges, was pregnant with McKnight’s child and, authorities say, attempted suicide.
She attempted suicide again in 2008, authorities say, and had another drug overdose in 2010 before joining the cast of VH1′s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” The reality show chronicles the life of celebrities as they’re treated for alcohol and drug addiction.
Dr. Drew Pinsky said he contacted McCready last month after her boyfriend’s death.
“When I heard she was struggling, I did reach out to her and urged her to go to take care of herself, get in a facility if she felt she needed,” said Pinsky, who hosts his own program on CNN’s sister network HLN.
“Her biggest fear was the stigma of doing so and what people would think if she, God forbid, took care of herself. And this to me is the most distressing part of this story. She is a lovely woman, we have lost her, and it didn’t have to go down like this.”
On one episode of the show, McCready performed ”I’m Still Here,” dedicating it to the other cast members, which included Dennis Rodman, Heidi Fleiss and Mackenzie Phillips.
“When I was writing this song, I was in jail,” the singer said tearfully. “I never knew it, but I was writing for all of you.”
In the past few years, McCready waged a public battle for custody of her elder son, Zander.
In 2011, she took the boy from her mother, who had legal custody, and fled with him to her home in Arkansas, saying she had concerns over his safety.
A judge ordered authorities to pick up the boy and days later authorities found McCready hiding with Zander in a closet at her home.
In addition to her relationship with McKnight, McCready had romances with musician David Malloy and actor Dean Cain — as well as admitting to an affair with baseball player Roger Clemens, which he didn’t confirm or deny.
In 2010, Vivid Entertainment released a porn video called “Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress” that featured McCready having sex with a boyfriend referred to as “Peter” and talking about her exploits with Clemens.
Sunday night, country music stars offered their condolences as they learned of McCready’s death.
“My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well,” LeAnn Rimes said on Twitter. “It’s a horrible tragedy. May peace be with her sons.”
Carrie Underwood said she grew up listening to McCready. And country artist Terri Clark said she had some fun times with her “back in the day.”
“I hope our society shows compassion and realizes the severity and reality of mental illness, and addiction,” she tweeted.
Singer Wynonna Judd posted a series of tweets also calling attention to addiction and mental illness.
“It breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life,” she said. “Addiction is a disEASE & not a character flaw. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. This is just so unbelieveable & so sad.”
In her words
A year ago, McCready posted excerpts of a book she said was upcoming about her life. She acknowledged a difficult upbringing, personal problems and the challenges she faced turning her life around.
“I haven’t had a hit in almost a decade,” she wrote in January 2012 on her official fan website. “I’ve spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line.
“I’ve been beaten, sued, robbed, arrested, jailed, and evicted.
“But I’m still here. With a handful of people that I know and trust, a revived determination, and both middle fingers up in the air, I’m ready. I’ve been here before. I’m a fighter. I’m down, but I’ll never be out.”
But Sunday, on the porch of her home, she may have changed her mind.
The-Dream keeps it rocking on “Slow It Down,” the first single off his upcoming fourth album Fourplay, due May 7. Mr. Terius Nash settles into a groove on the midtempo record, which features his Def Jam labelmate Fabolous.
“I know they ain’t gon’ play this on top 40 radio, but the white girls still gon’ ride it like a rodeo,” sings the hitmaker, who is working on Beyoncé and Kanye West’s new albums.
Does the Radio Killa have a smash on his hands?
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds.
Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 – who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
The number of new infections in the country has been growing over the last couple decades, leading one CDC researcher to declare that the U.S. is facing an ‘ongoing, severe STI epidemic.’
There were 15 million new infections reported in 1996 and 18.9 million reported in 2000. Though researchers noted that the methods for gathering information about new infections back then were slightly different, and may account for some discrepancy in the numbers.
‘STIs take a big health and economic toll on men and women in the United States, especially our youth,’ CDC epidemiologist Catherine Lindsay told NBC News.
Much of the $16 billion in annual healthcare costs that go to STI’s is spent on patients with HIV/AIDS, who require lifetime care.
But less serious infections aren’t always less expensive.
Diseases like Chlamydia can lead to complications, especially if they are not treated, which can end up costing patients thousands of dollars out of pocket.
That might be why on the eve of Valentine’s Day, the CDC decided to release two new studies on the growth of STI’s and to urge people to practice abstinence or safe sex by using a form of birth control and getting tested.
Gucci Mane is back with the second installment of his Trap God mixtape series. La Flare has recruited Lil Wayne, Young Scooter, Wiz Khalifa, OG Boo Dirty, Verse Simmonds, Rocko, Lloyd and more for features
2013 is shaping up to be another big year for YMCMB. In the months ahead, the label will release new albums from Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay Sean, Bow Wow, Mystikal, Busta Rhymes, and a Young Money compilation. Young Moneypresident Mack Maine briefed us on some of the upcoming projects at CashMoney’s 4th Annual Pre-Grammy Party over the weekend.
Following Tyga’s Hotel California, Lil Wayne will drop I Am Not a Human Being II on March 26. “It’s lyrically insane,” Mack told Rap-Up TV. “When he does theI Am Not a Human Being, he actually taps into a different part of his brain where he just talks out of his mind and out of this world. Just expect him being Wayne, but more edgy, saying what he wants, a lot of fun, a lot of high energy.”
He also explained how the Kanye West-designed cover art came together. “We don’t have a Kanye track on there, so we improvised and we got a cover from him,” he said. “He did 2 Chainz’ cover [Based on a T.R.U. Story], and we liked 2 Chainz’ cover… Kanye’s great, he’s brilliant.”
Drake’s third album Nothing Was the Same will arrive this summer. “He’s on the same pace as he always is to drop a classic. He’s like 10 songs in,” shared Mack. “Knowing him, that’s only like 4 songs, he probably won’t keep 6 of them. He’s a perfectionist though.”
Also on the slate is another Young Money compilation. While they’ve only recorded one song so far, he’s looking to get the crew in the studio for more. “I’m trying to get some dates where we can all lock in.
Lil Wayne has a song called Troublemaker. Surprisingly, it’s not about his attendance at NBA games.
The rapper left the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game Sunday afternoon and tweeted he was forced to leave because he was rooting for the Lakers. But Heat spokeswoman Lorrie-Ann Diaz told USA TODAY Sports in an e-mail that Lil Wayne was not kicked out but instead chose to leave.
“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow!” Lil Wayne tweeted at 5:01 p.m. ET.
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One fan who was at the game said security approached Lil Wayne after he made a gesture.
“Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game. Weezy looked back, gave him a mean stare & gestured he had a gun,” tweeted Danny Vega, who said he was at the game and sitting near Lil Wayne. “Weezy just got into argument with security at the #MiamiHEAT game. He got kicked out for gun gesture.”
Diaz, the Heat spokeswoman, did not respond to a question about whether security approached Lil Wayne before he left.
Lil Wayne cited racism when he was not allowed into a Western Conference finals game last year, but Oklahoma City Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney said the issue was the rapper didn’t have a ticket to the sold-out game. He then attended an NBA Finals game in Oklahoma City, apparently smoothing over any issues with Thunder staff.