The Kardashian train keeps ticking as they have announced they will be launching their own make-up line. Kim,31, Kourtney, 33 & Khloe, 27 announced it will be called Khroma Beauty. It has a December release date and will be exclusively available at Ulta Stores. Kim says of the line:
I’ve been waiting forever to be able to tell you guys and I finally can… my sisters and I are launching our own makeup line!! We’ve teamed up with Boldface Licensing+Branding to create Khroma Beauty, our line which will feature all kinds of makeup products, from eyelashes to compacts and everything in between! We will be launching a special holiday collection featuring eyelashes, mascaras and Kardazzle Compacts this winter and then the full line will launch next year!!
Growing up we would play with my mom’s makeup and from a young age I always wanted to be a makeup artist! Of course now makeup plays such a a huge role in all of our lives, whether we’re on camera, at a shoot glammed up or just keeping it natural day to day and it’s a dream come true to be able to create our own line of products to share with you guys. We can’t wait!!!! xo
The line will include false lashes, mascaras, and'Kurve Compact' finishing powder, a pre-foundation treatment mask titled the Million Dollar Mask and an illuminator.
Jada Pinkett was caught out Thursday showing off her toned body in leather shorts Thursday in New York. She recently did an interview with Essence in which she talked about how she keeps her trim figure. She stated:
"I don't eat for pleasure,' the 40-year-old tells Essence magazine.
'[I] had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook,' she explains.
'She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment.
'And I have kept that over the years, so I can eat anything that's healthy."
'I eat for my schedule so I have to eat high-protein, lots of greens and healthy carbs so that I don't fall flat on my face.'
She has recently been promoting Madagascar 3. She also said that she and husband Will will be starring in a movie together and he can't wait!
Selena Gomez is not a Disney kid anymore. She has grown up right before our very eyes. Selena is showing her grown-up side as she posed for an Elle spread for July 2012. In the magazine, Selena talks growing up poor and Justin Bieber:
On Bieber renting out LA's Staples Center for a private screening of Titanic: "If I'll share anything with you, it's that he really is a hopeless romantic. I had just mentioned it in the car – all I said is that I really want to see Titanic again, and then."
On growing up poor:"I can remember about seven times when our car got stuck on the highway because we'd run out of gas money." Still her mother, "saved up to take me to concerts. She took me to museums, aquariums, to teach me about the world, about what's real."
On Disney: "Disney is a machine, so people automatically assume that you can't work for the channel unless you act and sing and dance and sign up for all that. That's absolutely not true. I always did everything the way I wanted to do it."
On her movie offers: "I get offered the teenybopper movies, and I've done that. I haven't done a mega-hundred-billion-dollar Transformers movie, but that's not what I want to do either."
On seeing Jennifer Lopez in Selena at age five: "I made a bustier out of a bathing suit that I dyed black. I put glue and glitter all over it and I wouldn't take it off."
Rumors have been swirling for weeks now as to whether actress Megan Fox is pregnant. She was shot out in Santa Monica on Wednesday leaving the nail salon. Megan has yet to confirm a pregnancy, but the photos of her tummy show there could be signs of a pregnancy. She also cradled her tummy while leaving the salon, wearing a gray veck and black yoga pants. This would be Megan's first child with actor Brian Austin Green, who already has a son.
8-time Grammy singer/songwriter, Lauryn Hill, is facing facing federal charges as federal prosecutors say she didn't pay taxes in 2005, 2006, 2007, resulting in a combined $1.5 million in back taxes. Lauryn, has now responded in a blog post citing "saftey reasons" as just one of the reasons for her tax situation. Take a read:
“For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Having put the lives and needs of other people before my own for multiple years, and having made hundreds of millions of dollars for certain institutions, under complex and sometimes severe circumstances, I began to require growth and more equitable treatment, but was met with resistance. I entered into my craft full of optimism (which I still possess), but immediately saw the suppressive force with which the system attempts to maintain it’s control over a given paradigm. I’ve seen people promote addiction, use sabotage, black listing, media bullying and any other coercion technique they could, to prevent artists from knowing their true value, or exercising their full power. These devices of control, no matter how well intentioned (or not), can have a devastating outcome on the lives of people, especially creative types who must grow and exist within a certain environment and according to a certain pace, in order to live and create optimally.
I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes, but it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind, and therefore my health and integrity. So I left a more mainstream and public life, in order to wean both myself, and my family, away from a lifestyle that required distortion and compromise as a means for maintaining it. During this critical healing time, there were very few people accessible to me who had not already been seduced or affected by this machine, and therefore who could be trusted to not try and influence or coerce me back into a dynamic of compromise. Individual growth was expected to take place unnaturally, or stagnated outright, subject to marketing and politics. Addressing critical issues like pop culture cannibalism or its manipulation of the young at the expense of everything, was frowned upon and discouraged by limiting funding, or denying it outright. When one has a prolific creative output like I did/do, and is then forced to stop, the effects can be dangerous both emotionally and psychologically, both for the artist and those in need of that resource. It was critically important that I find a suitable pathway within which to exist, without being distorted or economically strong-armed.
During this period of crisis, much was said about me, both slanted and inaccurate, by those who had become dependent on my creative force, yet unwilling to fully acknowledge the importance of my contribution, nor compensate me equitably for it. This was done in an effort to smear my public image, in order to directly affect my ability to earn independently of this system. It took a long time to locate and nurture a community of people strong enough to resist the incredibly unhealthy tide, and more importantly see through it. If I had not been able to make contact with, and establish this community, my life, safety and freedom, would have been directly affected as well as the lives, safety and freedom of my family. Failure to create a non toxic, non exploitative environment was not an option.
As my potential to work, and therefore earn freely, was being threatened, I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by. This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children.
There were no exotic trips, no fleet of cars, just an all out war for safety, integrity, wholeness and health, without mistreatment denial, and/or exploitation. In order to liberate myself from those who found it ok to oppose my wholeness, free speech and integral growth by inflicting different forms of punitive action against it, I used my resources to sustain our safety and survival until I was able to restore my ability to earn outside of it!
When artists experience danger and crisis under the effects of this kind of insidious manipulation, everyone easily accepts that there was something either dysfunctional or defective with the artist, rather than look at, and fully examine, the system and its means and policies of exploiting/’doing business’. Not only is this unrealistic, it is very dark in its motivation, conveniently targeting the object of their hero worship by removing any evidence that they ‘needed’ or celebrated this very same resource just years, months or moments before. Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process.
It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else. Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking. To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights! These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech! Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!
Learning from the past, insulating friends and family from the influence of external manipulation and corruption, is far more important to me than being misunderstood for a season! I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.
I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.
As this, and other areas of issue are resolved and set straight, I am able to get back to doing what I should be doing, the way it should be done. This is part of that process. To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.”
Kate Upton & up-and-coming model/actor Kellan Lutz spice up the beach in a new photoshoot. Kate, herself is no stranger to hotness or fashion, and Kellan Lutz shows he can shine with the best of them, as they strike a pose for the camera on Venice Beach. The shoot was a different direction for Kate as she kept her clothes on, while Kellan went shirtless. The shoot is for the Dylan George and Abbot + Main Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection. Lutz was recently cast as Tarzan in a new 3-D movie and he said that he cut out carbs and ate high protein to prepare for the steamy shoot.
Kelvin Santos was declared dead after he stopped breathing due to complications with pneumonia at Aberlardo Santos Hospital in the northern Brazilian city of Belem. The family held an open-casket wake later that day.
An hour before his funeral, the boy apparently sat back up and asked his father for a drink of water.
The entire family thought they had witnessed a miracle and that Kelvin had in fact come back to life. But a few seconds later, the little boy's body fell back in the casket and the family couldn't wake him up again.
The boy was rushed back to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a second time.