Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Friday, July 30, 2010

HOw U Doin!!!!!! I can't kidz. Really? You must watch both videos. Best line "He was coffee complexion" and "It ain't only because I'm pretty, I know that."Also peep the girl in the back with the blue hair. Everything about this video is wrong, and I will not go in like I should.

Here is a look into the Yves Saint Laurent 2011 Spring/Summer Sneaker Collection. YSL’s footwear captured a lot of attention when they first released the Rolling High Top leather sneaker a few years ago. Now with a few changes to the silhouette, the 2011 Collection is making noise again and I love what I’m seeing. Look for the full collection to be out by mid-December and start making room in your closet, I know I will. Video & more pics below.

We knew more Michael Jackson music was on its way, but now we finally get some (somewhat) solid details—a collection of 10 previously unreleased songs recorded by Jackson throughout his career will drop this November, as part of his 10-project, $250 million deal. Possible tracks may include collaborations Jackson recorded with Ne-Yo, Akon and will.iam. (Both Akon and also contributed tracks to Thriller 25.) Jackson allegedly has over 100 songs yet to be released, which means we could get one of these types of albums once a year for the next ten years. Count on it.We knew more Michael Jackson music was on its way, but now we finally get some (somewhat) solid details—a collection of 10 previously unreleased songs recorded by Jackson throughout his career will drop this November, as part of his 10-project, $250 million deal. Possible tracks may include collaborations Jackson recorded with Ne-Yo, Akon and will.iam. (Both Akon and also contributed tracks to Thriller 25.) Jackson allegedly has over 100 songs yet to be released, which means we could get one of these types of albums once a year for the next ten years. Count on it.

Lady GaGa covers the latest issue of UK's Vanity Fair Magazine. The pop singer, currently awaiting the release of her third studio album, is all hair on the cover. Definitely digging the look, I have a feeling that she'll carry this look going into her third studio album.

Yo Gabba Gabba faves of Montreal and the lovely Solange Knowles followed up their live cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” by appearing together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. The pairing saw the band decked out in white face makeup as they performed the song “Sex Karma” with mimes sitting behind them and drinking milk. Meanwhile, Solange just danced joyously and sang her parts on the track, which will appear on of Montreal’s upcoming LP False Priest (out September 14—along with just about every other album).

Always outrageous, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi allegedly took things too far this time.

The petite reality star, 22, ofJersey Shore was being booked by the Seaside Heights, N.J., police department Friday after she was seen intoxicated in public, a police source confirms. Meanwhile, the cameras on her popular MTV reality show were rolling too.

Polizzi was expected to be charged with disorderly conduct, another source says.

“She didn’t hurt anyone or get in a fight,” says the second source. “She just needs to be in a drunk tank for two hours.”

A rep for the show declined to comment. 

Is Jennifer Lopez adding a new job to her resume?

An industry source tells DIDNTINVITEME that the singer-actress has closed a deal to become a permanent judge on American Idol‘s season 10. “It’s true,” says one insider. “She’s excited about it.”

The news comes the same day that Ellen DeGeneres announced she was stepping down from her position as Idol‘s newest judge. The talk show host announced her departure, saying, “It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.”

According to another source, Lopez’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, orchestrated the deal. Lopez, 41, mom of twins Max and Emme, will join judges Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the panel. She previously served as a guest mentor to contestants in 2007.

Simon Cowell also announced his departure from the show earlier this year.
Fox has not officially announced any replacements for Cowell or DeGeneres, and had no comment about whether Lopez would be joining the show.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Rihanna has taken it upon herself to plan an over-the-top bachelorette party for her BFF Katy Perry. “Planning Katy Perry’s bachelorette party is taking up way more time than my tour,” she tells “Access Hollywood.” “It’s so much pressure. Her wedding is probably gonna be the best wedding I’ve ever been to and now I have to match the bachelorette party to that.”

She also shares why she bonded with the “California Gurls” singer. “We had similar personalities and I just really connected to her character,” says RiRi. “I love that she was so real, so down-to-earth. [She's] really, really fun; she doesn’t take herself too seriously.”

While she wouldn’t drop hints about what she’s planning, you can expect something wild. “If you want a bachelorette party, you need to call me.”

Chris Tucker (Getty Images)Ouch. Chris Tucker reportedly owes $11.5 million in unpaid taxes.

The actor-and-comedian -- who was paid $20 million for each film he starred in for the Rush Hour franchise -- is believed to owe the huge sum to the Internal Revenue Service after failing to pay taxes in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

In addition to the $11.5 million figure, the 37-year-old star is also reportedly in $3.6 million worth of debt to the state of California.

Officials at the IRS have now filed documents with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office to launch legal proceedings in the hope of retrieving the unpaid taxes.

Tucker is not the first celebrity to fall foul of the US tax system.

In 2007, Jennifer Lopez’s husband Marc Anthony was ordered to pay $2.5 million in back taxes, after he failed to file returns from 2000 to 2004 -- a period when he is believed to have earned $15.5 million.

Similarly, National Treasure actor Nicolas Cage was forced to sell off many of his assets -- including properties, yachts and a 67-million-year-old dinosaur skull worth $276,000 -- after being hit with a $6.3 million tax bill last year.

Earlier this month, Wesley Snipes lost his appeal against a three-year jail sentence for wilfully failing to file federal income tax returns in April 2008.

Heidi KlumProject Runway season eight contestants better be shaking in their boots—Heidi Klum means business! She attended the premiere of the new season of the show looking like the supermodel and judge that she is.

Heidi donned a cropped black blazer, dramatic white bodysuit and "fierce" red suede pumps. She put her hair into a dramatic pouf and strutted her stuff for the cameras. If this is any indication of the outfits Heidi's going to be wearing on the show, this season is going to be amazing!

Project Runway premieres on Lifetime on July 29 at 9pm.

Justin Timberlake will likely bring more than just a little sexy back when he and co-founder Trace Ayala launch a limited edition William Rast collection for Target this December. Designed as an affordable alternative to the star-favorite denim line, the new assortment is set to hit the mass retailer December 19 and stay on store floors as well as through January 22. Sure to boast the brand’s signature mix of rocker attitude and laid-back appeal, which has already made fans of starlets like Jessica Simpson and JT’s girlfriend Jessica Biel, we can’t wait to see the jeans, denim jackets and more that this famous designing duo whips up for the retailer come December. And while price points for the William Rast for Target collection have yet to be released, expect them to be significantly less than the label’s designer jeans, which range from $165 to $229, and leather jackets, which cost up to $595.

Lil’ Kim may not be in Nicki Minaj’s corner, but her longtime rival Foxy Brown is riding for the Young Money diva.

The Ill Na Na raised eyebrows during her show at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill when she rapped, “I’m the only Trini chick that can kick yard shit,” causing concertgoers to speculate whether she was taking shots at Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, but Foxy said she has no problem with female rap’s breakout star.

“I actually applaud Nicki for it,” she told MTV News. “I think she’s doing an incredible job of branding herself. When you’re a boss bitch, you give it up. Send her a Chanel bag or something. If you’re winning, you’re winning. That’s just how I see it.”

While she did give Minaj props, she also cautioned female MCs not to mess with her. “I’m a beast on that mic,” she warned. “I don’t really think they want any problems with that.”

Unlike the Queen Bee, Fox doesn’t feel her peers need to pay homage to her. “I’m not even in that category ’cause I’m still one of the youngest female rappers in the game,” she said. “[Other rappers] may feel like that because they’re older, but I myself am still young.”

Filling Simon Cowell‘s seat on American Idol was already a tough task –- now another chair is there for the taking.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who became a full-time judge on the show during its ninth season, is bowing out of the series, DIDNTINVITEME has learned.

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” she says in a statement. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.”
DeGeneres adds, “I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had, I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”

In the same statement, Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller says, “I loved Ellen’s passion for the artists and her nurturing skills. She brought honesty and optimism to our judging panel and I will miss her greatly.”

Peter Rice, the FOX entertainment chairman, says, “We love Ellen and understand and support her decision to bow out of Idol. We were fortunate to receive the humor, energy and love for talent that she brought to the show.”

A longtime fan of Idol, DeGeneres signed on to replace Paula Abdul after Abdul Tweeted about her departure in August 2009. “I’m going to have a day job and a night job,” DeGeneres said at the time.
“This is exciting for me.”

In January, Cowell announced he was leaving to concentrate on bringing his U.K. hit The X Factor to the U.S.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kelly Rowland performs at Town Hall to promote the release of the iPhone 4 for Optus on July 30, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The artist was in Sydney to promote the launch of Apple's iPhone 4 which went on sale at outlets across Australia at 12:00am on Friday, July 30.

Idris Elba is steaming up the August 2010 cover of UPSCALE magazine. And we've got a few quotables as he discusses his two kids and how he's dealing with his increasing fame.

Read on...

The shoot was done at Atl's W Perimeter, and was shot by celeb photog Marc Baptiste. Here's some quotables from the issue:

Idris on conquering his fears:
"..what's the point in living if you're not going to try anything?"

On looking forward:
"I'm not here to live off The Wire for the rest of my life. I want my artistry to be known."

On dealing with increasing fame:
"You have to be accessible all the can water down their worth if they're over-exposed."

On his kids:

He doesn't like to talk about his two kids, 8 year old daughter and baby son, saying "I love children and I love my kids. But they're not part of that (Hollywood) world."

Superstar-in-the-making Bruno Mars, pictured at Miami Y100’s radio station on Wednesday, stopped by the VH1 studios this month to perform an acoustic version of his EP cut “Somewhere in Brooklyn,” “Nothin’ on You (Remix)” with his producing partner Phil of The Smeezingtons, and “Dr. Feel Good” with Travie McCoy.

“Just the Way You Are,” the first single from the singer-songwriter’s debut album, is shaping up to be a hit, currently sitting at No. 31 on iTunes.

Looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new beau! The actress is reportedly cozying up with actor/director Alex Beh. The couple had a date at Encino in LA a couple weeks back, and sources say "she's so into him."

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But, before we get too excited, know that their alleged relationship is only in the beginning stages. "It's relatively new," says a source (via Us magazine). "But they're really cute together. They were holding hands the whole night!"
Even if he's not The One, we're glad Jennifer's back in the game after splitting from her Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy in March, after a year-long relationship.

Brandy was out shopping in Sunset Plaza earlier today. She's looking GREAT!!!!!

Christina Milian was spotted out and about today shopping at Max Azria in West Hollywood. And she ran into her celeb girlfriend Mel B. while leaving the shop.. And of course, Mel got to meet cutie baby Violet.

Justin Timberlake and Woody Harrelson take to the basketball courts of Battery Park to film a scene for "Friends with Benefits.".

Celebrities attending the "Twelve" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre in New York City, NY.

Director on board! Madonna climbs aboard a yacht on Wednesday while reportedly scouting locations for her new directorial project, the romantic drama W.E., in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

After a weekend trip to the Hamptons, Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick hit the New York City streets on Wednesday, pausing for a peck while strolling with son Mason, 7 months.

Kelly Rowland arriving at the Optus Love Lounge, Circular Quay, promoting the iphone 4 in Sydney. The ex-member of Destiny's Child dazzled in a black blazer, showing off her bangs and a thick gold necklace.

Now we know what Katy sees! A clean-shaven Russell Brand strips down to his skivvies on Wednesday to greet fans on the New York City set of his latest film, Arthur.

Now that's precious cargo! Jennifer Garner holds on tight to daughter Seraphina Rose, 17 months, as she departs Tuesday from J.F.K. Airport in N.Y.C., where she's filming Arthur.

A glowing Nicole Kidman hits up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Installation Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Can you read the minds of the True Blood creators? So far, season 3 has involved an egomaniacal vampire king and V-addicted werewolves — but fans are also following Sookie Stackhouse’s quest for her kidnapped love. Will the lustrous and ever-so-loyal Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) be tempted to betray her vampire lover Bill Compton (real-life fiancé Bill Moyer) for new blood?

Something big is brewing and the couple may find themselves at a crossroads on next week’s episode. “It will shake the very core of their relationship,” executive producer Alan Ball tells TV Guide. “Bill and Sookie’s love for each other is authentic and they want to make it work. But it might get harder and harder.”

Also harder for Stackhouse could be resisting drop-dead gorgeous Eric Northman (Alexander Skaarsgard) and his seduction attempts. She could also fall for her hunky, protective werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello)? “I can’t get into slinging matches about who’s better for Sookie because it’s just ridiculous,” says Moyer. “Bill is for Sookie, the love of her life.”

Linda Hogan (Bauer Griffin)Hulk Hogan is an awfully supportive ex-husband! The wrestler said he's thrilled that his 50-year-old ex-wife Linda Hogan is tying the knot with her boyfriend, 21-year-old Charlie Hill, next summer after two years of dating.

Hogan, who divorced Linda in 2007 after 24 years of marriage, told “I’m ecstatic for her, I’m very happy for them. I think they’re perfect for each other. I wish them the best.”

It is believed Hulk will act as a witness for the couple when they tie the knot on Linda’s yacht Alimoney next summer.

However, it is unlikely the impending nuptials will have the blessing of the former couple's daughter Brooke, who blasted Charlie in an interview last year.

Brooke said “He is a loser. I don't have a problem with age- it's more about character. Her love is not real and not right.”

Hulk got engaged to his girlfriend, 36-year-old Jennifer McDaniel, last year.

Despite his words of support for the couple, the wrestler has previously spoken of his outrage at Linda embarking on a relationship with a much younger man, admitting it sent him into a rage.

He said: “I could have turned everything into a crime scene. You live half a mile from the 20,000 square-foot home you can’t go to anymore, you’re driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife.”

When we found out that Zoe Saldana was stripping off her blue Avatar facade for Calvin Klein Underwear‘s newest line, Envy, we knew the images would be as big a hit as the action film. Renowned fashion photographer Mikael Jansson shot the steamy black-and-white images–making their official debut beginning mid-September–featuring Saldana looking hotter than ever. “I like when you are able to assist your body to look amazing as opposed to replacing anything, ” Zoe told WWD. “That’s exactly what Calvin Klein Underwear Envy does. It helps you, it assists you, but it will not overshadow what you can bring naturally.” And if you are inspired by Zoe, you can finally get your hands on the five-bra assortment, designed for average sized women looking for less coverage, which is shipping to stores this week. The multimillion-dollar print, outdoor and online campaign marks “one of the biggest launches in the brand’s history,” Calvin Klein’s executive vice president of global communications Malcolm Carfrae tells WWD. We can’t wait to see even more of the images as they come out.

Mocienne Petit Jackson and Michael Jackson. ( in death, it seems, Michael Jackson's legacy is continuing to grow. A woman claiming to be the love child of Michael Jackson has demanded a DNA test to prove he is her father.

Mocienne Petit Jackson has filed documents with the Los Angeles County Superior Court stating as she is the offspring of the late King of Pop she should receive an inheritance check following his death in June 2009.

According to gossip website TMZ, she alleges she was conceived in 1975 when the "Bad" singer impregnated her mother Barbara -- who she claims is the sister of soul singer Diana Ross -- when he was just 17 years old.

However, Mocienne claims an elaborate cover-up plot was then hatched by Michael’s mother,Katherine Jackson, so the world would never know about the singer’s indiscretion.

She claims when she was nine, Katherine decided to fake an “abduction” of her in the hope of protecting Michael’s reputation.

According to Mocienne -- who now lives in the Netherlands -- all seven of her supposed abductors were then murdered after taking her to Belgium.

The legal documents state the woman claims she has now been diagnosed with Vitiligo -- the same skin condition Michael suffered from -- and has launched court action to “formally claim part of her father’s inheritance”.

The superstar’s children -- Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Prince Michael II, known as "Blanket" -- have been in the custody of Katherine since their father passed away, but Mocienne is seeking to claim legal guardianship of them to give the kids “a more normal life”.

This is not the first love child mystery to have surfaced since the pop legend’s death.

In 2009, 25-year-old Norwegian dancer Omer Bhatti was rumoured to be his son, the result of a one night stand between his mother Pia and the ‘Billie Jean’ hitmaker in 1984.

Omer -- who lived at the singer’s Neverland ranch for several years -- later denied Michael was his biological father, but revealed the singer used to tell him he was "like a son" to him.

Canadian personality Nardwuar the Human Serviette interviews Drake and his producer Noah “40” Shebib during his trip to Vancouver, B.C. The Canucks bond over old hip-hop vinyls and Rap Pack trading cards, plus Drizzy talks about his onstage bra stand and love for Pam Grier. Nardwuar leaves him with the ultimate parting gift, a red jacket with zippers. Awesome.

If you haven’t seen Nardwuar’s past interviews, catch him talking to Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, and even Jay-Z.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hello and good morning. If there was any doubt about Diddy’s moguldom two decades after the 40-year-old hip hop star/entrepreneur first came to prominence, VIBE has squashed it by slapping the Dirty Money frontman front and center on the cover its 15th annual Juice Issue (with Janelle Monae, Dawn Richard and teflon don Rick Ross, among others, in the background). The publication has posted bits from its Q&A with Mr. Combs on the mag’s site (”Yeah, Nicki’s had flavored wigs on, but besides that it ain’t even the same approach to the writing,” he says regarding the Lil’ Kim vs. Nicki Minaj war of the words).

R&B singer LeToya Luckett dropped by ESSENCE headquarters to talk beauty secrets with Beauty Editor Tia Williams. We love the rosy cheeks and cherry red lips. And her shimmery body-con skirt is all they have been talking about since.

Faith Evans new album “Something About Faith” will now be released on October 5th! Faith is currently putting the finishing touches on the album as we speak and you can expect the first official single in the coming weeks (it’s a ballad).