Al Drops Down And Gets His Eagle On

25 04 2008

Sad news out of the bearding world — the business partnership marriage between Star Jones and Al Reynolds has come to an end. Who could have seen this coming? We’ll start with Stevie Wonder walking in a thick fog after being spun around in a circle 17 times.

Star reportedly has an “iron-clad prenup” which is good since she would have looked REAL STUPID had she not since she goes around telling any dog, cat or baby that will listen that she’s a lawyer.

We’ve also learned that Star cares deeply about Al and wants them both to be happy and fulfilled, and because she believes that marriage is a covenant with God, she did not enter into the decision to divorce lightly. Sources also report that the couple, who married in 2004, hadn’t lived together for over a year — in fact, sources say that the honeymoon was over shortly after the marriage began.

In terms of where things stand today, we can report that Star is currently weathering the media firestorm with girlfriends in Costa Rica — she’s expected to come back the U.S. tomorrow. She had been planning to attend the Kentucky Derby on May 3rd, but it’s now unclear as to whether she’ll be going.

Al, on the other hand, has been holed up in his Miami condo since the divorce news broke, though the night before Star filed for divorce, a sweaty Al was spotted dancing up a storm in Miami. (Source)

I can just see Al in his best freakum dress down at the Manhole throwing up $100s he had stashed under the staircase. You know he has that “getaway money” piling up in the bank! He’ll use that cash to get into high profile events and catch his next beard. It will probably be Jennifer Freeman.

I originally picked this picture because he looks like a festive Speed Racer but what I wanna know is what he was doing at Mystic Tan?!

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“Sexy Red” by AHM (sponsored by MediaTakeOut.com)

17 04 2008

(*in my Barry White voice*) Eh em…

Awww yeah. I know sometimes Thursdays aren’t mighty kind to you all. I know sometimes work may be a little stressful. That’s why I want you to get in a comfortable position, ease your mind, and relax. Perhaps, you may want to get a glass of wine, or sparkling grape juice (from Walmart)…whatever your vice is. Let’s escape. All I want y’all to do is press play on the video below. Don’t worry, it’s not a visual video, just an audio. Zone out…and when you’re ready…I want you to scroll down slowly. After you’re done…feel free to leave a comment of thanks to the good folks over at ahotmessblog.com. Aight…now press play (then scroll down slooooow):


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A lil Morning Eye Candy for the Fellas (and some ladies too)

9 04 2008

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Kelly Rowland - Comeback [full video]

8 04 2008

I’m on my fifty-’leventh post for today, so I’m bout to call it a day on this one. Between seeing this baby on Sandra Rose… Read the rest of this entry »

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Shan Chillin’ At The Speakeasy!

2 04 2008
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Here’s a new promo picture of Ashanti looking like a flapper for her new album The Declaration. I don’t know that her faux high-note squeals would go over well in a smoky jazz club in Harlem but I guess she could be a dancer. You know, one of those ones who gigs up and down real fast? Isn’t that how they all danced back then?

I will say this about Ashanti, she photographs very well. I think she looks great in pictures. I mean, even airbrushing only takes you so far, you have to have a semblance of grace when posing to look this good.

See one more pic after the jump.

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The Lawd answers prayers!

31 03 2008

(*hi-fives Jesus*). Michelle has always been like the letter “W” in “ANSWER”…but the Lawd must be giving out sandwiches and makeovers, because I have watched a young lady go from this…


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(Let me throw this in here) I truly think Michelle is talented and beautiful. (I felt that I needed to clear that up so we don’t have to read comments about how black people are not appreciating blacks…SMH). Now…I hear she’s coming out with an album in August. You can peep out her new track here: CLICK HERE. I just lift up another prayer that Matthew Knowles will apply his (quote/unquote) “business skills” to save Michelle’s album from going triple plywood, in Your name…AMEN.

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I SALUTE THIS CHILD!

24 03 2008

I’ve always believed that the children are our future, and this following story confirms it.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock through the windshield of Soulja Boy Tell Em’s tour bus during a stop in Bloomington, Illinois on Thursday (March 20).

According to police, Soulja Boy’s tour bus was parked outside of the Hampton Inn West around 7:40 PM when the boy threw the rock through the windshield.

Soulja Boy was in town performing at the U.S. Cellular Coliesum when police arrested the boy, who told officers he committed the crime because “I hate Soulja Boy.” (Source)

The only reason they arrested him is because he missed Soulja’s head.

While they’re processing him through the system, I’m calling the Nobel Committee. DEATH TO BAD MUSIC! It starts here people! The revolution will not be televised. We are coming to your shows and we WILL throw things at your windshields. FREE THE SOULJA BOY 12 (YEAR-OLD)!

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Angela Bassett Celebrates Getting Her Star

21 03 2008

Angela Bassett received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week and celebrated afterward at Crustacean in Beverly Hills with her husband Courtney B. Vance. Angie got emotional during her acceptance. I love to see her get her due because she is not only beautiful, but an extremely gifted and underrated talent. Congrats Angie!

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Larry Fish Is Still Eating… And Eating Well!

14 03 2008

Laurence Fishburne at the 2008 ShoWest Awards photographed with Jodie Foster and Kate Bosworth. When I first saw this picture I was like, OK, who let Steadman into Mama Tina’s Spicy Creole Closet of Death? This is outrageous! The Joker called and he wants his steez back.

Just because Larry hasn’t been too active lately it hasn’t stopped him from putting some hibernation weight on. Get it! Get that food, Larry! I ain’t mad at this at all because he doesn’t look that bad — clothes aside. I think he’s still eating off Cowboy Curtis. That “PeeWee” money stacks deep, get familiar.

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AHM! Exclusive: Apples Chopped & Screwed In Dallas

6 03 2008

All love and thanks to MissOMyGoodnezz for hooking us up with this exclusive video and pics from Erykah Badu’s album signing and performance in Dallas a few weeks back. Looks like she really put on a great show (watch her perform “Honey” slooooowed down above) and made nice with the fans while wearing a fonky fresh wig. Ow!

Here’s what MissO had to say, plus some exclusive flicks…

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Apples & Tip Get Artsy With Trace

28 02 2008

Erykah Badu and Q-Tip covered Trace Magazine’s April ‘08 issue for their art special. This shit reminds me of an LTD album cover my parents used to have, and I mean that in a good way! Ms. Badu looks great here, real fresh in the face, so much so that I’m going to avoid a joke about that Spirit Halloween Store wig falling off. Oops, does that count as a joke? Whatever. And Tip? He’s my dude. I just kind of wished they decided to redo the Janet Rolling Stone cover and have Apples covering Tip’s bitties. Just a thought.

Speaking of Badu, AHM! reader MissOMyGoodnezz shared a gang of goodies she got from attending a performance and album signing Erykah did in Dallas, TX. That exclusive material will be posted on here shortly, so stay tuned.

The picture was given to us via e-mail but originated here. Thanks.

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Ri-Ri Named Youth Ambassador of Barbados

22 02 2008

Welcome to da island, wha’ gwan! Gal get you a haircut and ya set, ya dun know.

Fresh off her Grammy win last week, R&B/pop star Rihanna has been named an Ambassador for Culture and Youth in her home country of Barbados.

According to The Barbados Advocate, the Def Jam songstress was given the title by Prime Minister David Thompson at a tribute concert held in her honor last night (Thursday, Jan. 21).

Thompson said that in light of all of Rihanna’s recent achievements, including her Grammy award for the smash hit “Umbrella,” the singer should be formally recognized as a positive role model and source of inspiration for the country.

“I really don’t know what to say,” Rihanna said upon hearing the news. “I am so grateful and I have never been more proud to be Bajan.”

The 20-year-old star, whose full name is Robin Rihanna Fenty, also got a Land Rover and a diamond bracelet from some of the event’s sponsors, along with a birthday cake to celebrate her birthday this past Wednesday (Feb. 20). (Source)

She doesn’t know what to say because she hasn’t been programmed for it yet. ER-ROR, ER-ROR!

Erin and I have been talking about all weekend how Rihanna lucked up on this haircut — right place, right time — and now people are just knocking themselves the hell out to give her what she wants. I can’t hate too hard because she seems like a sweet little fembot but damn, a Range Rover and diamond bracelet, really? Isn’t there someone who still lives in Barbados that this so-called youth group can hook up? Rihanna probably gave the Range Rover to her weed carrier and uses the diamond bracelet as a bike lock with all the money she made off “Umbrella”.

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JoJo Keeps It Real

20 02 2008

JoJo has come out on her MySpace to quash rumors that she turned down the lead role in “Hannah Montana” because of her hectic schedule — she says she turned it down because she wasn’t interested in being that kind of artist.

Another mistake that is stated on the Wikipedia page is that I turned down the Hannah Montanna role because of my hectic schedule. This is not true. I was not interested in doing a television show like that because I did not want to be that kind of artist. I am more concerned with being a legitimate artist; not one created for the captive tween audience, from a television show. They were going to use the same formula that they did with Hillary Duff and her show, and I did not want to be a manufactured artist. I wanted to do it on my own; the old fashioned way; with talent, determination, and hard work, and without a television show, which is fed to the tween masses. This is the same reason I have turned down every reality show that has been offered to me, since I signed my record deal. For me, it is about integrity. (Source)

You know what, I’m not mad at this at all. For someone who is just barely 17 years old, JoJo seems to have more sense than a lot of 30-somethings in the game these days. Sure I’m a little biased because I have a crush on her (when she’s legal I’m gonna holla), but you’ve got to give it up to her for looking beyond the instant gratification and striving for long-lasting respect and (hopefully) fame for her talent. Trust — in five years Disney may still be making money off Miley Cyrus, but they will not be concerned with using her as an artist once she gets too old.

I really think JoJo is gonna make a classic album in the next few years. She has the voice and now she just has to break out of the “kiddie” mold and she will have something really spectacular.

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Amerie Movin’ On Up To The East Side

19 02 2008

Here I was counting her out after she got dropped from Columbia Records, but I hear Amerie is Def Jam’s newest signee. Wow! Not that I think she’s ever going to get promoted correctly here in the States, and there’s plenty of Def Jam chicks who never got a chance (paging Megan Rochell!) but it sure beats the situation Kelis and Mya are in. I’m sure they will have her singing hooks on every shitty rap album that comes out in the next year before they shelve her but hey, she’s still getting that money.

Amy is my girl so I’m happy for her. Good luck sexy!

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You’re Turning Into A Woman… Again

12 02 2008

Amy Winehouse looks like she’s finally cleaning up.

After turning in a pretty good performance at the Grammys, UK’s Hottest Mess stepped out looking… not so messy, and pretty grown in the chest. I ain’t mad! If you’ve seen the artwork from her first album (and pictures from that era), you know she has a body when she’s not on rocks.

I don’t know if she’s quite worthy of the “Hotties” tag yet, but I’m going to give it to her anyway for such a vast improvement. Get it!

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