Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Lamar Odom’s Ex & Kids Mother Liza Morales Chats About “Cookies & Kardashians”

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Two weeks ago, I sat down with NBA player Lamar Odom’s ex-girlfriend/kid mother, Liza Morales at the Inc Lounge at The Time Hotel for the NYC premiere screening of the reality show, Starters Wives Confidential which airs tonight Tuesday (February 5th) on TLC. Liza Morales and Lamar Odom have three children together. While grieving the death of their youngest and silently watching the whirlwind romance of her ex play out in the tabloids, Liza is stepping out of the shadows and finding her voice.

How have you been since breaking up with your ex-boyfriend and kids father Lamar Odom?

I’ve learned a lot from Lamar, we grew up together in a sense. I learned a lot of life lessons and I don’t regret it.  I am better now. I’m still young; I am only 33-year-old and I’ve learned a lot and now I can pass it forward and share my story with those girls.

I heard that Lamar is the only man who you been with in your entire life, is there’s any truth to that?

Lamar is the only man I’ve ever been with. I know the worth of my cookies.

How is your relationship with Lamar now?

I feel like it can always be better. I try my best to be cordial, it’s a constant job and it is very important and deep down he does too.

On the first episode, you mentioned that it was kind of hard for you to walk pass newsstands and see Lamar on the tabloids with Khloe Kardashian, why was that so hard for you in beginning?

In the beginning it was hard, because this was my ex whom I’ve known for 15 years when he got married, so it was hard. Prior to him marrying Khloe, he was never on a tabloid. He was on SLAM or Sport Illustrated, so it was different for me in the beginning but now I am kind of used to it. If I’m in the nail salon and the girl to my right and the girl to my left are reading a tabloid with the Kardashian’s on it, I will definitely go for Elle Magazine, Vibe or the non-tabloid. I don’t really want to know.

What is your relationship like with Khloe?

We don’t really have one, but we are cordial. I met her and I thought that it was very important for us to meet because she is going to be around my kids. I have no problems and as long as my kids are treated well, I’m good with her.

What can we expect from you this season on Starters Wives Confidential?

I’m just being me, I am not an actress. I’m just being myself; I don’t know [laugh]. Y’all have to watch the show.

If you haven’t already read my exclusive interview with Starter Wives Confidential cast member Tashera Simmons, read it here.

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T.I. Covers The Source Magazine Upcoming Issue

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Atlanta’s multi platinum-selling rapper and actor T.I. finally grabs his first solo Source Magazine cover. The Hustle Gang CEO covers the Hip-Hop publication’s latest issue which is now available on newsstands nationwide. Dressed in a denim jacket, T.I. puts on his game face for the cover. Below are some excerpts:

On the heels of the release of his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, T.I. sits down with the Source for an exclusive and in-depth interview where the ATL-bred rapper talks in detail about his career, his family, and life after…

“Everybody’s gonna have their ups and downs. Just because I’m a celebrity, that doesn’t mean that I’m exempt from humanlike faults.”

T.I. who also snatched up a role in the upcoming comedy Identity Thief (which hits theaters on Feb. 8th) talks candidly about his future in Hollywood and how he’s diversifying his acting roles. “It’s my first comedy so I’m looking forward to seeing that. I just want to keep my tools sharp…. Different people see T.I. in different ways. As long as they ain’t giving me a rapper. That’s what I don’t want to do. Anything else, I’d pretty much be open minded within reason of course.”

Credit: The Source

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Karrueche Tran & Her New Boyfriend, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown & Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa & More Parties At Greystone Manor

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Over this past weekend, Sunday (February 3), some celebrities were in New Orleans for the SuperBowl while others celebrated in Los AngelesTeam Hennessy concluded its Superbowl weekend at Greystone Manor for a star-studded party. Chris Brown and Rihanna were spotted having a good time, until they were interrupted by Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. As soon as Brown caught word that Karrueche was in attendance with her new boyfriend, he and Riri left the hotspot to avoid any confrontation. R&B sensation Ne-Yo was spotting enjoying himself, Wiz Khalifa was also in attendance with friends Sean Kingston, and Soulja Boy vibing to the sounds of DJ Orator. Second Generation Wayans star Damien Dante Wayans was hanging out with his friend/cast member DeRay Davis. As always specialty cocktails and photos were provided by Hennessy V.S. Check out the pics below:

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Photos Credit: Hennessy V.S.

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Male Celeb Fashion: Ace Hood Styles In A Maison Givenchy Tee-Shirt & Air Jordan Retro 5 “Fire Red”

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We The Best rapper Ace Hood was photo’d in the hallway styling in a Maison Givenchy Tee-Shirt and black pants paired with Air Jordan Retro 5 “Fire Red” sneakers. He completed his outfit with a red belt. I love the way he put this outfit together. The red belt brings the shirt and sneakers out. Last week, Ace Hood alongside Meek Mill came together and filmed the visual to “It’s Going Down” which is featured on Ace’s Starvation 2 mixtape. Expect the final treatment in the coming weeks. Any thoughts on his outfit?

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Photos Credit: Ace Hood’s Instagram | Riccardi Boston

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Teyana Taylor In A $100 Pyrex Basic Tee-Shirt & Air Jordan IV “Bred”

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G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam recording artist Teyana Taylor uploaded a couple of pictures to her Instagram account on game day. Her choice of outfit was a $100 Pyrex Basic Tee-Shirt in black. This shirt is a basic Champion logo tee; it just features the Pyrex logo and the number 23 on it. Taylor paired her tee-shirt with black leather pants and Air Jordan IV “Bred”. She also wore a flannel shirt tied around her waists and accessorized her outfit with a gold Rolex and Tom Ford glasses. Taylor’s debut album should be out sometime this year. She does a great job wearing her tomboy, around the way girl look.

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Photo Credits: Teyana Taylor’s Instagram | RSVP 

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Celebs Out & About: T.I. & Tiny, Chris Brown & Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa & More Attend Various Events

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Music mogul T.I. and his Grammy Award winning wife Tiny attended the premiere of Identity Thief at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles. In the movie, T.I. stars as Julian, a modern-day bounty hunter on the trail of a female identity thief.

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Over this past weekend, Chris Brown and boxer Andre Berto spent their SuperBowl Sunday at Los Angeles’ Greystone Manor.

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Rihanna was photo’d getting out of her truck and making her way to Greystone Manor.

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Also at Los Angeles’ Greystone Manor were Sean Kingston, Wiz Khalifa & Soulja Boy.

T.I. & Tiny Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

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Keyshia Ka’oir Wears $1,075 Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

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Business mogul and cosmetics brand owner Keyshia Ka’oir was spotted at a nightclub in Akron, Ohio. She popped gold bottles (Ace of Spade) in VIP and of course the Miami native did it in style. For her night of partying, the KAIOR brand owner styled in a pair of $1,075 Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160mm Pumps paired with a colorful fitted dress. Last month, Ka’ior alongside female rappers Trina and Teyana Taylor joined forces for Keyshia’s ‘Ka’oir’ cosmetic ‘The American Dream’ new ad campaign. The ad campaign debuts this month. She does a great job branding herself and I like her signature Mohawk and blue lipstick.

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Photo Credits: Keyshia Kao’ir Instagram | Christian Louboutin

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A$AP Rocky Speaks On Tyler The Creator Diss, His Next Single, Dating Teyana Taylor, Touring With Rihanna & Fashion

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RCA Records rapper A$AP Rocky is enjoying his success! He released his debut album, entitled Long.Live.A$AP which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. He also took the Hip-Hop fashion movement to another level and now he is gearing up to embark on a world tour with Rihanna this Spring 2013. Jay-Z’s Life & Times  caught up with the Harlem native for an exclusive interview. He talked about Tyler the Creator diss, his next single, dating Teyana Taylor, touring with Rihanna, fashion and more. Below are some highlights:

When the single “Fuckin’ Problems” was released, Tyler, The Creator took to Twitter and said “So funny when someone releases a new song with the same four people that we expected to be on it with the same shitty “Trap” beat Hahaha.” What did you think of that?

He has his opinions and he’s entitled to them, so it’s whatever. Hell no, I’m not tripping over what Tyler, The Creator said. I’m Jiggy.

Have you decided on the next single yet?

Yeah, maybe “Wild For The Night” with Skrillex. I wanna do something with that. Maybe “Fashion Killa.”

On collaborating with fellow Harlem artists like Teyana Taylor and Azealia Banks. 

I used to date Teyana. She’s my ex. And A$AP AV used to date Azealia. But yeah I don’t know because I think people expect that. People expect us to work together and I want to do the unexpected. There’s 16 tracks on the album, eight are solo and eight are features. But they’re organic. It fits for me. That’s the only reason why I did them. I didn’t want to do something that made it feel like I was forcing it. I didn’t want to compromise or settle, I just wanted everything to be organic. That’s why I worked with the people I respected creatively. I want to collaborate with Jessie Ware. That’s going to happen. Also MGMT. I’d love to work with Adele.

You’re touring with Rihanna later this year, any special plans for that?

To have fun. I forgot about that one! I’m actually excited about it. Like that’s going to be some rockstar shit, don’t you think? I just want to do my A$AP Rocky thing and go there and have some fuckin’ fun!

Are you always looking for the next big thing in fashion?

Yeah. I mean I brought back the Air Force Ones with the straps. Now you see them on runways and in magazines. It’s funny. People like Dior, now have girls in Dior tops and Air Force Ones on their feet. That shit’s crazy. I wouldn’t want to do my own clothing line, but I’d like to collaborate with some designers. That would be dope. I have a lot of ideas.

What’s the plan next in regards to the rest of the A$AP Mob?

Well, A$AP Ferg is up next. You’ll be seeing a lot from him next.

Credit: Life & Times

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Beyonce & Alicia Keys Thuggin In A Hat

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We’re still talking about Beyoncé’s over the top SuperBowl performance. She set the blogs, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on fire. Now that’s power! Queen Bey Instagram’d a picture of herself wearing a $35 B-Side by Wale Bobble Hat which features stripe detailing and a pom pom on the top. Yesterday, Bey announced her  ‘The Mrs. Carter  Show World Tour’ which kicks off April 15th at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade, Serbri and will wrap up at her husband’s Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 3rd.

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Alicia Keys was photo’d inside of the studio and she kept it casual in a $150 Paislee Yee Dollar Pound gold logo cap. Keys is working on her upcoming film, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete. She also executive produced this film which tells the story of two inner-city kids who are forced to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by authorities. In the film, J. Hud stars as a character with a heroin addiction. Jordan Sparks, Anthony Mackie and Skylan Brooks also star in the movie.

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Dope Or Nope? Nas Wearing A $185 Ralph Lauren Flag-Print Denim Jacket

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Def Jam rapper Nas joined the crowd and flew to New Orleans for the SuperBowl weekend. The Queens Hip-Hop legend and Hennessy spokesman performed live at Republic nightclub after the big game for the cognac brands after party. For the event, Nasty Nas wore a $185 Ralph Lauren Flag-Print Denim Jacket and blue denim jeans. Nasty Nas completed his outfit with a red NY fitted cap. Does this guy ever age? He still looks 23!

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Photo Credit: Hennessy | Ralph Lauren

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