I think that it’s time to show Shemar Moore a little love. I mean I haven’t had a chance to catch Criminal Minds for a very long time. I used to watch it all the time. Shemar is shirtless on the July/August 2011 cover of Maximum Fitness. In the issue he talks about cheating death and his strong commitment to remain fit. Here’s what he said on cheating death:
“It was the scariest moment of my life. On that day, I did everything right. What went wrong was that I got hit by a 70-year-old in an old-school Cadillac going 40 miles per hour! I didn’t see him or hear him coming—not a thing. I don’tremember spinning or flipping off my bike—nothing. I got lucky—and then some.”
In that three seconds the was weightless and airborne. He could have died or been paralyzed but he made it. I know how a near-death experience can change your whole thinking.
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SAN FRANCISCO - 08.03.10 The venue was The Artists Alley, located at 863 Mission Street in San Francisco. It was very interesting to see art, fashion and hair design all in one. Designers featured were Miss G Designs, and James, Master Stylist from Salon Blu located in Santa Clara. The concept was to show how body painting, art as well as fashion influence each other. It was very well put together and people in the gallery embraced the concept enthusiastically. This was Day Three in the programming for Chic Fashion Week SF. Check out some of the amazing photographs from the show.
08.01.10 SAN FRANCISCO - by Ron Fulcher - In true San Francisco style, opening night for San Francisco Chic Fashion Week and Helium Magazine release party for its San Francisco start and rebirth of a fashion week in San Francisco as well as the launch of Helium Magazine’s new San Francisco branch sfHelium.com. Opening night at The Supper Club, in the house were a collective of fashion enthusiasts for this event. The club in its signature white decor and lounge dining was lit with white and blue lighting. In my brief interview with Founder and Publisher of Helium magazine, Matthew Mountford who was very enthusiastic about the addition of the San Francisco Branch. We discussed the digital revolution of the magazine business, and the addition of downloadable publications, officially dubbed mobile publishing. There was not a copy of the new issue on hand for me to look at but the eclectic style and avant garde illustrations will truly not disappoint I am sure. We both agreed that the physical landscape of publishing is changing right before our eyes. Magazines and publications are more assessable digitally to the masses as consumers decide on what to purchase and or read. The fashion show began with models descending down the staircase. The designs featured were from the collection of Bacca Da Silva choreographed by Charleston Pierce and Mario B Productions. CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHTS
The last 12 months are likely to be
remembered for their eclectic cultural sweep -- as the year Tiger Woods
was sucked into a vortex of groupie hell, Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme
came tumbling down and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” became a
legitimate dinner party talking point. But at street level, ’09 will go
down in the annals for something else entirely. It was the year hip-hop
finally plunged face-first into full-blown alcoholism.
We’re not talking about “You can find me in the club / bottles full
of bubb” -- or any of that namby-pamby, bling-era conspicuous
consumption (Jay-Z, as well as every other MC to rhyme
“Cristal” with “pistol,” please pay your waitress and leave).
Mainstream rap went giddy, downright hiccuping drunk, glorifying
alcohol consumption. This year, the pop charts were awash with MCs and
R&B crooners extolling the virtues of chasing a buzz and winding up
wasted -- hopefully with some kind of sexual conquest to offset the bar
Somewhere, Charles Bukowski and Dylan Thomas are probably tuning in to Power 106 FM. Meanwhile, auto-tune savant T-Pain and Crunk’scapo di tutti capos, Lil Jon,
emerged as this year’s preeminent champions of booze-sozzled hip-hop.
So herewith, the top 9 (as in '09) most alcoholic-enabling hip-hop
songs of the year.
“Shots” – LMFAO featuring Lil Jon
lemon drops, Jello shots and kamikazes as well as premium liquors such
as Ciroc Vodka and the rappers’ de facto favorite (judging by its
ubiquity in hip-hop songs since 2006) Patrón tequila all get a
shout-out on this Crunk-inflected club-banger. Even if the song’s “we
came to party” ethos is hardly groundbreaking, its hook remains
unforgettable: Lil Jon hoarsely screaming the word “shots!” 16 times in
“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain
“Blame it on the Goose, got ya feelin’ loose / Blame it on the 'trón,
catch me in a zone / Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol,” Foxx sings
with no small amount of added Auto-tune attitude in this boudoir jam
that was all but inescapable on Top 40 radio earlier this year. Yes, he
is talking about Grey Goose and Patrón. But later in the song, he lays
bare his reasoning: by continuing to fill a potential love interest’s
cup, she’s more likely to lose her inhibitions – “Fill another cup up /
Feelin’ on your butt what?”
“Crack a Bottle” – Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
crack a bottle / Let your body waddle / Don’t act like a snobby model /
You just hit the Lotto,” Em sing-raps on the chorus of this party
track. The operative thinking here conflates sobriety with snootiness
and getting wasted with winning a lottery jackpot.
“Crazy Night” – R. Kelly featuring R. City
Hennessy got me,” R. Kelly croons on the lead cut from his latest
album, “Untitled.” Then he gets to the chorus: “If you’re drinkin’ what
I’m drinkin’, put your hands up in the sky / If you’re thinkin’ what
I’m thinkin’, you’ll say, 'What a crazy night!' ” But R’s consumption
hardly stops there. In the song, he also brags of a “thousand dollar”
bar tab, concluding, “I need another shot of that Bacardi” --
recklessly ignoring the inevitability of a hangover such booze mixing
“Maldito Alcohol” – Pitbull
Reggaeton was no
stranger to hip-hop’s reigning dipsomania. Exhibit A: Boriquan rapper
Pitbull spitting lyrics (in Spanish) such as “I don’t want water / I
want a drink”. . . “Damn alcohol, sweet torment / Give me a drink on
EXCERPT FROM BALLERSTATUS.COM ~ It's been almost three months since Usher filed for divorce
from Tameka Foster-Raymond, but both have been pretty quiet about the
whole ordeal, with nothing but speculation and hearsay circulating
among gossip circles.
Usher's ex has finally broken her silence, recently sitting down with Upscale Magazine for an exclusive interview, where she talks about the marriage falling apart among other things.
Below are a few of the excerpts from the interview:
"This Oakland Native is a walking contradiction.
She's sophisticated yet around-the-way; Tough but vulnerable. She's
serious minded but always joking and laughing. On blogs she's ripped
apart for unflattering pictures; in person she's attractive and chic."
"As a world renowned celebrity stylist she's created memorable
looks for Lauryn Hill (bangles, boots, Balenciaga), Jay-Z (the
button-downs), Toni Braxton (the barely there Richard Tyler) and Usher
(the magnificently fitted coat he donned at the inauguration was her
ode to a retiring Valentino.)"
"She takes me on a tour of her luxurious trilevel condo (no it's
not her home). It's more like a boutique hotel than headquarters for
her design and styling company, Swanky Image Group. The entire third
floor has a living room, kitchen and bedroom – is fragrant with Jo
Malone and Acqua Di Parma candles. Lanvin and Axil Vervoordt books
adorn the coffee table. Her almost floor to ceiling bookshelf boasts
titles like Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale," "The Way of the
Wizard" by Deepak Chopra and Robin Norwood's "Women Who Love Too Much.""
"Though the blogosphere reports that the couple has been
separated since July 2008, Tameka says her husband threw her an
elaborate party to celebrate her birthday this year which logically
counters the separation reports."
"I understand where all the negativity comes from", she says.
"Unfortunately I think that some black women are – subconsciously – not
in love with the image they see in the mirror. Therefore in turn they
do not love someone like me. I look too much like them. They would
definitely have preferred my husband marry someone more exotic looking.
I was not given a fair shot. People passed judgment without getting to
know me. How can you get the entire concept of who I am from a blog?"
"The dissolution of marriage is always upsetting. You have the
expectation that it will work. But, you know what? it didn't work. But
he's (Usher) a great guy. I will always love him."
Tameka and Usher married
in August 2007. Throughout their relationship, both seemed to be in
each other's corners, despite the blogosphere reporting otherwise on a
constant basis. In the end, there were rumors of infidelity, gold
digging and more.
Maybe her Upscale interview can clear things up.The issue, featuring the exclusive with Tameka, hits newsstands this week. SOURCE