It has been over three months since the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston. She filmed the movie Sparkle last year, which would be the last film she would ever complete. A song called "Celebrate" which was written by R.Kelly has been released and it is the last song she ever recorded. She recorded the song with co-star in the movie Jordin Sparkle. Whitney recorded the song just four days before her death.
Usher Raymond testified today in an Atlanta court about an incident with Tameka Raymond. He claimed she hit him, threw food at hit him and worst of all, spit on his new girlfriend. Usher says on one incident in which he came to her Foster's home with his new GF, claiming Tameka went bonkers. He says Tameka wanted to fight his new girl, walked to his car demanding that she get out of the car and saying she was going to kick her ass and calling the new girl a b!@ch. He claims she then went on to ask him why he would bring his new GF to her subdivision. He continued to add she spit, opened the door and tried to swing at his new girl, utlimately, he had to get out of the car to block Tameka. He adds in the process she hit him, he tried to get her to calm down and eventually left. Upon leaving he says she threw a plate at this car.
Mark seemed to be having the best week ever last week, turning 28 last Monday, taking FB public this past Friday and getting hitched to longtime GF, Priscilla Chan this past Saturday. The Facebook IPO on Friday caused excitement in the financial community and raked Zuckeberg in a whooping $20+ billion dollars. Looks like the fun can only last so long as FB stock,as of today, trading lower without the full support of the of the company's underwriters. The Nasdaq did rise 1.2%. Analysts say investors are becoming extremely cautious about the stock after the frenzy on Friday. Don't fret for Mark or Facebook though, anything can change in the stock market!
A rare solar eclipse of happened yesterday for some parts of the world. In the western U.S., Asia and the Pacific, some people were treated to a spectacular annular solar eclipse. An annular eclipse does not cover the entire sun. NASA says:
The “path of annularity” is a strip about 300 km wide and thousands of km long. It stretches from China and Japan, across the Pacific Ocean, to the middle of North America. In the United States, the afternoon sun will become a luminous ring in places such as Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas.
You should not look directly at any eclipse. You should use a solar filter because the sun's light is extremely bright.
The massive weight gain didn't make Michael "D'Angelo" Archer see the darkness that was looming. Neither did the hermit-like isolation, the shattered friendships, the years wasted without a new record in sight, or even the car accident that nearly killed him. By the time he careened off a lonely stretch of road near Richmond, Virginia, in September 2005, hitting a fence and rolling his Hummer three times, he'd already failed two stints in rehab–including one where his counselor was Bob Forrest, the guy on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Bob had been cool, D'Angelo says, but his message of sobriety didn't take. "I went in under a fake name so people wouldn't know who I was, right?" D'Angelo tells me, in his first sit-down interview in twelve years. "So, you know, Michael never got treatment. It was this other character that was in there. And the moment I left, I went straight to the fucking liquor store."
Which helps explain why, months later, high on cocaine and drunk off his ass, D'Angelo found himself ejected from his car on that balmy Virginia night, hurtling through the pitch-blackness, flying. When he hit the ground, he broke all the ribs on his left side–and dealt another blow to his foundering career. Once he'd been the heir apparent to the giants of soul: Marvin, Stevie, Prince. (The rock critic Robert Christgau was so transported by D'Angelo's live show that he called him R&B Jesus.) But shortly after the wreck, discussions ended with several top music executives, including Clive Davis at J Records, who'd been considering signing him to a $3 million contract. Then D'Angelo's manager told him he was done with him, too.
He appears in his first photoshoot in over 10 years. He is set to play in Jay-Z & Budweiser's"Made in America" festival this coming Labor Day and The Essence Festival. Hopefully, this is the first of more to come!
If you are a 007, James Bond fan, you are going to love this. The official trailer for the new James Bond, Skyfall has been released. It is a teaser and doesn't reveal the plot, but it has action, bond girls (Naomie Harris and Berenice Marloh) and Bond himself played by Daniel Craig. The movie is due to debut in November.
Last night at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, Jordin Sparks and John Legend paid a rousing tribute to the late singer. The singer was found dead in early February 2012. John Legend sang "The Greatest Love of All" before Jordin sang a beautiful rendition of "I Will Always Love You" that had her daughter Bobbi Kristina in tears. Bobbi accepted the Millennium Award on her mother's behalf and gave a short, sweet speech.
Kate Moss covers Harper's Bazaar for the June/July 2012 edition. In the magazine she looks hot and shows off her model body. The photos were done by Terry Richardson and the English supermodel poses in some of the top designers like Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent and much more. It is scheduled for a May 29, 2012 release.