Photos by FreddyO
Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burris, Kim Zolciak & unofficial 6th housewife, Dwight Eubanks recently took part in a photo campaign against hate. They were also joined by author J.L. King, V-103 radio personality Miss Sophia and Rasheeda. Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley of NoH8Campaign.com are Los Angeles based photographers and co-creators of the highly visible campaign. What began as a small grassroots movement in the wake of Proposition 8 passing in California, which effectively banned same-sex couples from legalizing their unions, has now turned into a full fledged movement.
The campaign started with portraits of every day Californians who supported marriage equality but soon expanded to Celebrities and supporters in general. The photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and the letters NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest.
Kandi & Jeff Parshley (of NoH8 Campaign)
Sheree’ Whitfield (center) with the founders of NOH8 (Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley)
Dwight & V-103’s Miss Sophia. *sigh* Somebody come hold me… I’m skerred!
More photos from the shoot below:
Photos via WireImage
Whitney Houston performed a recent live appearance in New York earlier this morning. The free show was held at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield and was a pre-taping for ABC’s Good Morning America. Houston’s highly anticipated comeback CD, I Look To You, dropped today as well and the live show was attended by at least 4,000 fans, some of whom had been in line since the previous night. Some fans were sadly disappointed in the performance as Whitney’s voice cracked during one song and she was also out of breath. Whitney apologized, and basically blamed Oprah for her voice (or lack thereof):
Houston certainly looked the part this afternoon, dressed in a one-piece outfit and beaming with energy as she ran on to the stage just after 12 p.m., but as her band kicked in with the Alicia Keys-co-written new single “Million Dollar Bill,” her voice began to crack and she sounded out of breath halfway through the track. It was a trend that continued throughout her 1998 hit “My Love Is Your Love” which also featured a brief cameo by her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
After taking a break to towel off and adjust her makeup, Houston appeared to choke up during an emotional version of “I Look To You,” which she delivered directly to her mother Cissy, who watched from the side of the stage. Following another brief side-of-stage break, the six-time Grammy winner apologized to the crowd for her voice and explained that she had recorded her forthcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. (source)
I guess that explains GMA’s decision to pre-tape the “LIVE” performance…
Bobbi Kristina and Whitney on stage during performance of “My Love is Your Love”
At least she LOOKS great…
More photos and video under the cut:
Photos by FreddyO
Two daughters, Two Mom’s, One Sweet 16 Party. Shawty Lo held a huge birthday bash for his two 16 year old daughters. They were joined in the celebration by Lo’s 7 other kids. Yes….boys and girls. Carlos has been quite busy over the years! He has a total of 10 kids ranging in ages 7 to 17 and two of the girls turned 16 around the same time. This will be Lil Wayne in 16 more years…
Shawty Lo and the fam…
How cute! Each daughter had her own cake.
[sidebar: Why the hell is Shavonne (BET College Hill Atlanta) partying with 16 year olds?]
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Chris Brown released a statement regarding the 30 second snippet of his upcoming Larry King LIVE interview that was released recently. In that interview, Chris is asked if he remembers beating Rihanna and he says “No,” well now he has admitted he lied on his memory:
“There have been reports on the internet that I didn’t remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.
That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times — and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times – or how ever many times it was – I gave the same answer — which was that I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn’t fair to Rihanna. The fifth time – or whatever it was – I just misspoke. I was asked, “Do you remember doing it?” and I said, “No.”
Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur. And yes, I still can’t believe it happened because it is not me or who I am or is what happened like anything I have ever done before.
As I have said several times previously, I am ashamed of and sorry for what happened that night and I wish I could relive that moment and change things, but I can’t. I take full responsibility for my actions. What I have to do now is to prove to the world that this was an isolated incident and that is not who I am and I intend to do so by my behavior now and in the future.”
Another snippet of the upcoming interview under the cut: Continue Reading…
I just had a conversation about B.o.B. last night and then I get this video in my inbox. Check out B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray & The Eastsiders performing live at the Metromix 1 year anniversary at Stats. He’s on a whole nutha level right now and I don’t know if y’all ready for all that talent but we need this in our life right now…
Photo via Twitter
Lauren London took to her Twitter to clear up recent rumor that Lil Wayne may not be the father of her unborn child. She says:
Rumors are False! Why won’t they just let us be. Wayne is indeed the Father and there’s no question. We are celebrating a life. Peace