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BET to Present Lionel Richie with Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted May 20, 2014 2:05 PM By Deirdre B Pride
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Yeesss…..I adore this man’s talent.  This is long overdue.  Thank you BET!!!

Lionel Richie will be honored with the 2014 BET Lifetime Achievement Award.  Hosted by Chris Rock, the “BET Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, June 29 from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

“I am extremely honored to receive the BET Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Richie.  “In Black America, it’s the ‘BET Awards’ where artists receive the highest recognition for their talent from their peers and fans.  I am so proud to be included in the extraordinary company of past ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recipients.”

Lionel will join other stellar achievers like  Whitney Houston; Earth, Wind & Fire; James Brown; The Isley Brothers; Gladys Knight; Chaka Khan; Diana Ross; Al Green; The O’Jays; Prince; Patti LaBelle; Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Charlie Wilson.

In 1968, against his parents’ wishes, Richie joined The Commodores, playing both saxophone and piano.  Just three years later, the group was discovered by Motown executives Skip Miller and Berry Gordy and given a record deal.  They began their international success as the opening act for The Jackson 5, continuing on to have a variety of chart-topping singles including “Brick House,” “Just To Be Close To You,” and “Too Hot Ta Trot.”  In 1981, under tutelage from some of the greatest names in music history, Richie decided to pursue a solo career, which made him one of the most successful artists of the 1980s.  He earned nine #1 singles, including many that are still celebrated in pop culture today – “Endless Love,” “Truly,” “Hello,” and “Say You (Say Me)” for which he won an Oscar® and Golden Globe.  To this day, Richie continues his work as a performer, writer, mentor, father and grandfather.  His three-decade career sets the bar for young artists looking to build successful life-long careers.

I am really excited about this one.  I love his music!! He’s from my parents era, but that didn’t keep me from loving his so-so smooth voice.  I listen to the Commodores almost daily. #TRUTH  If I had known I would have made plans to be there this year.   However, I do plan to have a correspondent there on the red carpet.

My favorite:e:  Zoom

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‘Hit the Floor’ Season 2 Super Trailer

Posted May 19, 2014 9:31 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Since they’ve been gone for almost a year, I can barely remember the storyline. However, I remember enough to know that the show was damn good.  We  still could use a marathon.

The second season, which begins Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), at 9 p.m. ET/PT. VH1 will debut the two-and-a-half minute trailer Monday evening at 9 p.m. PT/ET. As the “supertrailer” reveals, the sophomore run will be full of back-stabbing, power plays and past indiscretions. But the team will attempt to stick together: “We’re a team. We look out for each other because it’s a tough job we do — in so many ways.” That won’t be easy. via Hollywood Reporter

Hit the Floor stars Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Logan Browning, Valery Ortiz, Katherine Bailess, Adam Senn, Jonathan McDaniel, McKinley Freeman, Rob Riley, Don Stark and Brent Antonello. Among the new additions are O’Keefe, who plays Lionel Davenport, the estranged wife of Pete Davenport (Cain); Senn, who plays Zero, a star basketball player; and Antonello, who plays Jude, a junior sports agent.

Jaleana’s guy is everything and then some. Hawt.  That’s him in the middle with the jersey on.  Did I lie?  I heard the duo date in real life as well.  Very cute couple.

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In the end we all know what it is……it’s all about family.  Families go through shyt all the time. They are human they are like us.  No family is perfect. Meanwhile,  Beyonce shared these touching photos of their team out enjoying a day out in New Orleans.

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Good Stuff: Beyonce Shares Cute Family Photos of Their Family Day with Jay Solange and Ms. Tina

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Knowles – Carter Official Statement

Posted May 15, 2014 9:12 PM By Deirdre B Pride

Please believe, I was completely cool with this morning’s post by Solange.  Families go through hard shyt all the time and please believe that it doesn’t always resolve over night. We must remember that Bey, Solange and Jay are a normal family unit.  They go through ish too.

  With that said, the family has issued a statement.  A statement that doubly difficult since they are such a private family.  via The Associated Press:

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it.

Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.

The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

There we have it.  I wish them the best.

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My babies working it out bishes!!!

I am smiling ear to ear!!  Beautiful day!!

It reminds  my sister and I.






Solange Tosses Up a Cute Throwback with Beyonce

Today is definitely a good day.

This made me get in my feelings:

Me and my baby sis

bridget my beatiful baby sister


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Y’all know this is the real reason NeNe hates Kenya………….She can never lay it down properly like this…….Kenya is 41 right?  Don’t sleep.


This definitely explains the all of a sudden hate that came from nowhere.  NeNe’s  overreaction to Kenya’s tardiness was way too much, but there was also the fact that Kenya stood up at the slumber party.  That too, didn’t seem like enough for NeNe to cut Kenya and anyone that dealt with her off.  To me there seemed to be more to it than NeNe would let on….it just seemed too damn petty.  So I’m willing to bet Kenya working with Cynthia and Derek Blanks was too much for her.  We didn’t find out about the photo shoot until part 4 of the reunion.  When I saw Kenya working with Derek and Cynthia, it was like a light bulb went off.  Yes I think Nene is in hate mode.  BTW, these are from Kenya’s calendar.


Bye, Ashy…..literally.

I hear her attitude and her persistent ‘queen’ name calling helped out with this impromptu exit.  via and

Whisperers, holla at me.  Tell me, am I off?


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Whisper Control: Jay Z and Solange Were NOT Jewelry Shopping Yesterday

Posted May 14, 2014 2:01 PM By Deirdre B Pride
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Yeah and I’m officially done with this nonsense.  Sounds like some sort of media ploy, but at least they are trying to work things out.  Not to mention, there are no pictures to support the claim.

TMZ reports that the duo were spotted in a high end jewelry store called Mr. Flawless in NYC.
They were looking for women’s jewelry for around 20 minutes.  They reportedly showed no signs of a beef, but barely  talked to each other while there.
They left the store without buying anything, but they probably bought something that would be delivered.
That said, all is good at the home front for now.  Maybe she’ll put those pics back up soon

My final thought:  I bet Ms. Tina laid down the law.

Jay Z and Solange Reportedly Spotted Jewelry Shopping Today


Wendy Williams reported on her show that Mr. Flawless (Greg Yuna) said neither Jay Z nor Solange were in his Manhattan shop as claimed by TMZ.

Yuna said that while this was untrue,but  Floyd Mayweather Jr. was inin the building.



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