Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jennifer Hudson Speaks On Lesbian Rumors, Her Gay Fans And Playing Whitney Houston

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Jennifer Hudson, 32, says she doesn't care whether people think she's lesbian. This is in a reaction to public speculation on her sexuality which started more than 7 years ago.

The singer and actress, says in a recent interview that she faced scrutiny again after singing marriage equality anthem, "Same Love" with Macklemore and Mary Lambert at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
If someone ever questions or thinks that, I don't care what you think. It shouldn't matter. And I did get that! People were like, "Is Jennifer trying to tell us something?" Hey, I wasn't, but if you wanna think that, it's all right with me. When I got the call (to do that performance), I was like, "Oh my god, I definitely wanna do this. A powerful statement is being made and I wanna be a part of that."

Read JHud's take on the upcoming Lifetime biopic about Whitney Houston below, and some more exerpts from the interview...

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#ABCWorldNews Says Goodbye To @DianeSawyer But I'll Be Waiting For Her Specials!

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Tonight is @DianeSawyer's last night anchoring @ABCWorldNews. We are so excited to see her adventures ahead at @ABC.

That was how ABC "World News" confirmed earlier today that this will be Diane Sawyer's final appearance. I am a big fan of Diane Sawyer and as I watch her helm the news this evening, I can only wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

According to HuffPo, "Sawyer has been at the helm of "World News" since 2009 when she took over for Charlie Gibson. She said in a statement that she will use her time now to focus on primetime specials and to make appearances on other ABC News programs."

I'll certainly be tuning in. Good luck and good night Diane.


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Jennifer Aniston Says Birthing A Child Does Not Define Her Value As A Woman

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Many questions have followed Jennifer Aniston throughout her career, especially during her marriage to Brad Pitt, one of the most desirable men in Hollywood, their eventual divorce, and Brad going to have several biological and adopted children with Angelina Jolie.

Now that Jennifer Aniston is engaged again to fiance Justin Theroux, some of these questions have started up again including; "When is she getting married? Will she have children? Is she pregnant now?"

In an interview with TODAY's Carson Daly, Jennifer Aniston shared her take on the expectations that come with the questions.

“I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and…if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child. I’ve birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I’ve mothered many things. And I don’t feel like it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”

Below is the video of their conversation and more of what she spoke about in the interiew;

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Natalia Kills Blames Nicki Minaj's Anaconda Song For Bullying Skinny Women

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Singer Natalia Kills is publicly speaking out against the bulling of skinny or as she put it, "small framed" women. While she doesn’t name-check Nicki Minaj, she talks about a popular song out there that offensively refers to ‘skinny bitches’.

Nicki Minaj raps in Anaconda, “f*ck those skinny b*tches, f*ck those skinny b*tches in the club.”

Natalia Kills posted on Twitter;

I just heard a sad and degrading song that I can't quite figure out if it's a public joke or not.

Why are we publicly deemed "skinny BITCHES" if we're naturally smaller than sz 6? Horrified i'm considered a bitch for not being overweight.

Larger framed women need to stop bullying/victimizing girls with small frames, less voluptuous figures as if they're unattractive/anorexic.

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Coupled Up? Drake And Nicki Minaj Shop For Snacks At 7-11

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Drake may sing about treating his lady to lobster and shrimp, but he only took Nicki Minaj to the local 7-Eleven. But he did tell her to, "Get whatever you want. All you gotta do is point." And he even offered to get some for her friend too.

Yes, there's a video of Drake and Nicki Minaj getting some snacks like ordinary people :)

He tells her to "get some Nutella dipsticks" and he pays for everything too, Cheetos and all. Like a perfect gentleman. So cute.

And it's just for Usher's music video, "She Came to Give It to You". What if it was for real?

See the video below...

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Mariah Carey And Dembabies - Her Twins, Moroccan and Monroe - Step Out For Lunch

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Mariah Carey was photographed recently out with dembabiesMoroccan and Monroe, the twins she had with estranged husband, Nick Cannon. This is in the wake of confirming that indeed there are marriage troubles with husband and father of the twins, Nick Cannon.

Both Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have confirmed that they're living apart, and say they want to focus on their children's best interests.

Wishing the family more grace at this time.

Mariah looks amazing BTW. See more pictures below...

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Prince Harry Takes Camilla Thurlow, His New Girlfriend On Romantic Cruise

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Prince Harry is currently on a romantic getaway with new girlfriend, Camilla Thurlow in St. Tropez in the South of France. The new couple have been staying at a friend's luxury villa and have barely left the premises while on vacation, a source tells E! News.

Instead of going out to clubs or restaurants, the lovebirds have been spending every minute together by the pool and out of the eyes of the prying paparazzi. Harry and Camilla first started dating about six weeks ago and have bonded over her job as a charity worker. Says the source;

"They've been talking until late into the night and having one of those magical times that you have when you first fall in love and want to find out everything you can about the other person. Harry's had no interest whatsoever in going out and just wants to focus on Camilla without any distractions."

"Camilla's the full package—she's got beauty and brains. Harry loves how she's devoted her life to charity—she's fully committed to helping other people and he sees a lot of his mother Diana's goodness in her.

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BET Apologizes For Blue Ivy Hair Joke, Fires 106 & Park Producers As Show Goes On Break

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Less than one day after Blue Ivy was mocked on BET's 106 and Park by Karrueche Tran, who read out a rude joke via teleprompter, the whole show has gone on break.

The joke was along the lines of Blue Ivy saying she woke up with messy hair because her parents never combed her hair. 

BET yesterday issued a public apology in which they said necessary reprimands have been handed out to those involved. Now it appears the punishment included the producers of the show being fired leading to the whole show being shut down.

The BET President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, had mentioned punitive actions in his apology posted on Twitter; but no one thought it would be so extreme. He wrote;

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Parents Sue Daycare For Duct-Taping Their Toddler To His Cot During Nap Time

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A mother on her way to pick up her child from daycare, received a call letting her know that a daycare owner had strapped the child down to his sleeping mat with duct-tape during nap time. If you were the one, how would you feel?

This is a real story, and the mother in question and her husband, Kristi and Brad Galbraith have sued the daycare - Heart2Heart in Parker County, Texas, for being negligent in properly carrying out responsibilities and supervising employees, resulting in injury and pain to their 21/2-year-old son.

The allegations surfaced June 17 after an employee, Hannah Tidwell, called Kristi Galbraith advising her that her son and another boy had been forcefully secured by duct tape to their napping mats by one of the facility’s owners, Pamela Decker.

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Mom Arrested For Letting A Friend Sleep With Her 11-Year-Old Daughter Who Then Got Pregnant

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Tina Durant allegedly knew a 23-year-old man was sleeping with her 11-year-old daughter and still allowed him to continue to share the girl’s bed, even after others tried to intervene, Iowa police say.

The girl, now 12, is pregnant.

According to the police report, the girl was overheard telling Durant at a doctor’s appointment, “I tried to tell you several times.”

Durant, 37, was arrested and faces charges of child endangerment. Meanwhile, Jacob White has been charged with third degree sexual abuse.

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Mercy Johnson Marks 3rd Wedding Anniversary, Asks Fans For Prayers

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Mercy Johnson and husband Odianose Okojie got married back in 2011 amid some drama, but they have moved on since. The actress who is currently in the United States to welcome her second child is full of love and praise for her husband of 3 years.

Today, 27th August, being their third wedding anniversary, the Nollywood actress shared some messages with fans on Twitter. She wrote;

if i was born 2 liv jus dis 3yrs wit u,den am satisfied,luv isn't all we need _luv is all there is.U've given me more dan I need.HWA My Hope.

i hav peace n happiness,nothing else matters.D magic isn't in getting married_its in staying married.pray 4 me cus dis is where I wan 2 be.
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Tomi and Korede - A UK-US Long Distance Love Story

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In this cute love story first shared on BN by the intending couple, Tomi and Korede discuss how they met and sustained a friendship that turned to love over 7 years. Enjoy!

How we Met
From the bride to be Tomi

“I recall going to the States (Maryland) to visit my aunty in February 2007. I was so excited! On the Sunday after I got there I decided to go to church with my aunt whilst my mum stayed at home. At the end of the service, the pastor asked for visitors to stand and introduce themselves. I did just that, told the church my name and that I was from London and some people were intrigued, Korede being one of them, Lol.

He came to introduce himself as the pastor’s son and that was how the journey of friendship began. I was excited that I had a fellow young person to always chill with anytime I went visiting. Getting back to the UK I added him on Facebook and that’s how we were able to stay in contact.

I loved the way he spoke so I’d always call to keep in touch but later gave up since he actually never called, and I was not ready to always be the one calling.

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