Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

Kerry Washington Covers The December 2012 Issue Of Women’s Health Magazine

Actress Kerry Washington is covering the December 2012 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The Scandal and Django Unchained star graces the cover in a tuxedo style blazer and panties. Inside, she talks about preparing for her role in Django Unchained, what would she be doing if she wasn’t an actress and her choice of junk food. Below are some highlights:

On preparing for her role in Django Unchained:

“One of the things that I really love most about my job is the research part of it….So, I studied a lot. It’s kind of hard to articulate the level of preparation that we all had to do for this film because so much of it was emotional and psychological preparation. It’s hard to talk about because we all had to go into a part of American history that is so dark and complicated and fraught with the past sins of this country.”

On being a teacher if she wasn’t a successful actress:

“If I wasn’t an actress, I would probably be a teacher. Either an elementary school teacher or a yoga teacher. Both of which I did when I was living in New York pursuing a career in acting. I liked doing both of those things very much. I think it would surprise people to know that what I really wanted to do as a child was to be the woman in the Shamu show at Sea World. And the big joke in my family is that I started taking Marine Biology and I was like, forget the whale, I’ll just be on stage by myself.”

On her choice of junk food:

“I am not a vegan, but I like vegan protein shakes. I mix them with coconut water instead of regular water. That’s my secret to having them taste better. I love popcorn. I could live on popcorn. The writers of Scandal have made my character Olivia Pope have a similar relationship with popcorn. But I don’t mind because I get to eat popcorn at work.”

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New Music: The-Dream “AK47″

The Dream is re-releasing his 1977 project on December 18. Today, Thursday (November 15), the disc’s lead single “AK47” was released. This project was previous released under his given name Terius Nash. The Dream was recently appointed Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records. Listen to the street anthem below:

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Alicia Keys x Reebok Sneaker Dropping At Retail Today

Reebok Classics and Alicia Keys formally announced their design partnership for the ongoing Alicia Keys x Reebok collection in early September 2012. Alicia was featured in a global TV campaign that premiered during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for her signature limited edition sneaker collection for Reebok Classics. Today marks the launch of her second collection with Reebok. Entitled the Cargo Collection and the Reptile Collection, both groups feature some of Reebok’s iconic women’s sneaker styles, including the Double Bubble, Freestyle Hi (aka the “5411”), Princess and Classic Nylon Slim styles. For this particular collection, Alicia took inspiration from utilitarian and military trends. The shoes have khaki colored suede uppers with hits of orange piping, interchangeable black and orange laces, along with a graphic camouflage lining.

Above: Left to Right – Double Bubble Cargo ($100), Freestyle Hi Cargo ($80), Princess Cargo ($65), Classic Nylon Slim Cargo ($65)

The Reptile Collection reflects Alicia’s love of luxe materials and exotic skins. The collection has suede, leather and snakeprint leather uppers with feature accents in purple (Alicia’s favorite color) as well as graphics that take inspiration from her song lyrics and passions.

Above: Left to Right – Princess Reptile ($65), Double Bubble Reptile ($100), Classic Nylon Slim Reptile ($80), Freestyle Hi Reptile ($65)

Select retailers include Finish Line, Footaction, Macy’s, City Gear, Jimmy Jazz and Reebok.com and the retail price range is $65-$100.

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Inside Of Joe Budden’s Sneaker Closet [With Video]

Dirty Jerz/Shady Records rapper Joe Budden takes us inside of his sneaker closet for the second installment of Nice Kicks new series called ‘Sneak Peek’. Budden allowed the online publication access to his New Jersey home and took them inside of his closet to show them his collection of sneakers which includes Nike, Jordans, LeBrons and some custom kicks. Watch below:

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Ciara Sexed It Up For AIE Magazine

Singer and model Ciara who has been busy in the studio recording her upcoming album, entitled One Woman Army is featured in the upcoming issue of AIE magazine. She strikes a few sexy poses in some cute outfits for the Paris based publication. In her interview, Ciara was asked who would be her dream collaboration and she responded: “The ultimate collaboration that my fans would like…is me performing with one of my music idols, Janet Jackson.” Peep the pics below:

Spotted Necole Bitchie

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Chris Brown Signs With Wilhelmina Modeling Agency

Congrats are in order for R&B/Pop singer Chris Brown. He follows in Keri Hilson footsteps and joins Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. It was announced earlier today that Breezy has signed with Wilhelmina Models Artists Management division in hopes of landing fashion and beauty endorsements. He signed on to get representation in the fashion modeling and editorial world. This is a great opportunity for him. Breezy needs to revamp his image and get his career back on track because he is very talented.

“Art and style has always played a significant role in my life — it’s evolved with me throughout my career,” said Brown.

Wilhelmina told WWD, “Chris Brown is a…multifaceted artist with a unique take on style, and we are excited to translate and extend his brand.”

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Keyshia Kao’ir Wearing $3,795 Christian Louboutin Sea.nn Girl Thigh High Boots

Business mogul and cosmetics brand owner Keyshia Ka’oir was recently spotted with B.o.B on the set of his “We Still In This Bitch” visual shoot. The track is featured on his Fuck Em We Ball mixtape which drops today. Keyshia styled in a pair $3,795  Christian Louboutin Sea.nn Girl Thigh High Boots which she wore with a colorful bodysuit. I think she pulls this outfit off without looking too “naked” and this style fits her personality.

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Singer Luke James Gets Stylish For Prince Magazine

Singer Luke James is finally getting the recognition that he deserves. Back in the spring, he opened up for Beyoncé during her Memorial Day Weekend concert at the Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is now featured in Prince Magazine for the Music Meets Fashion issue. Luke shows his different personalities and gets stylish in a blazer, cardigan, vest, dress shirt & pant, bow tie and nice shoes in his spread. Luke is also a Soul Train nominee. The talented New Orleans native is working on his album, entitled, Whispers In The Dark, arriving soon.

Source: Prince Magazine

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