Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is noticeably slimmer these days since having surgery in December. The 68-year-old Franklin underwent surgery during that time for an undisclosed ailment, which some believe was gastric bypass.
Although Franklin denies it, she has never specified exactly what kind of surgery it was, stating only that it was “more than minor surgery.”
Regardless of the gastric-bypass rumors, Franklin say she lost the weight by working out and walking on a track three times a week. She’s given up her beloved chitterlings, pigs’ feet and ham hocks in favor of a Whole Foods-type diet, and hopes to get down to a size 16.
“They’re off my diet. They just really don’t fit with Whole Foods,” she said. “I had it for enough years that I don’t miss it. You can’t continue to eat things that are not good for you.”
She’s right about those ham hocks & pig’s feet…. not only will they kill you but they’ll make your breastesses BIG AS HELL! 😯
Ms. Franklin was also spotted recently sitting courtside at a Detroit Piston’s game (photos below).
I guess we’ll be seeing a lot more (or shall I say a lot less) of her on the scene now that she’s happier with her appearance.
You go girl!
B.o.B., Whiz Khalifa & Bruno Mars cover the February/March 2011 issue of Vibe Magazine.
Vibe refers to the trio as “The New Pop Music” and offers the follwing explanation:
“…each of them has taken their own sound and infiltrated the masses thereby making them figures in popular culture and pop music. Don’t front, you know you can turn to any Top 40 music station and hear their music.”
I guess they’re right. These three have infiltrated R&B, Pop AND Hip-Hop. It’s a beautiful thing!
Check out more behind the scenes shots from the cover shoot below: Continue Reading…
Grand Hustle’s resident funny man Lil Duval makes love to the camera (literally) in his new spoof video of the Trey Songz hit “Love Faces”…
Watch Lil Duval’s version of the “Love Faces” video below: Continue Reading…
Jennifer Hudson recently filmed the video for her new single “Where You At” in her hometown of Chicago earlier this month with director Anthony Mandler (Rihanna, Jay-Z) and she is absolutely glowing!
A sexy J-Hud frolics in the snow and shows off her svelte new figure in lacy lingerie in these first images from the set. The official video will premiere February 24th on BET’s 106 & Park & VEVO. Jennifer’s sophomore album, I Remember Me, hits shelves March 22nd.
In case you missed it:
Jennifer Hudson Talks Weight Loss & Family Tragedy on Oprah [VIDEO]
VIDEO ~ Jennifer Hudson’s EXTENDED Weight Watchers Commercial
Cover Shots: Jennifer Hudson ~ “I Remember Me”
Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ shared a detailed “love note” to his boo, wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris via a recent interview [click here if you missed it], but Tiny’s love for him is just as strong.
Mrs. Harris deals with all kinds of groupie nonsense over her man, even once being involved in a bitter online battle with a myspace jumpoff, but she handles it all with grace and dignity.
Tiny spoke with VIBE magazine recently, where she explained what all it takes for her to be a “good wife” to her good man despite all those mean & spiteful groupies.
First and foremost, she was there way before all of the fans, and secondly HE handles it before she has to. Continue Reading…
Rap icon Eve and Keri Hilson attended The Blonds Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios on February 16, 2011 in New York City.
I wonder if they’re gonna put that on YouTube?
Keri also hit up a few other fashion events yesterday, changing clothes before each stop. She was spotted sitting with Kanye at the Jeremy Scott show.
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