Sunday, November 18, 2012
teammates, visited the White House on Thursday to
receive congratulations from President Obama for
their gold medal at this summer's London games. The
President, it seems, pays attention to his pop culture.
For a few moments in August, Maroney was the most
famous Olympian in the world, thanks to a photo
snapped in the wake of her falling short of a gold medal
in the vault competition; her face was drenched with
disappointment, her pursed mouth pushed to the side,
an angry stare in her eyes. The photo captured the
imagination of the internet, with blogs dedicated to
spoofing the look sprouting up nearly instantly, a fun
consolation prize in which she participated (and earned
a TV guest spot from, too)
"I think it looks like I am," she told THR this September,
of whether she really is a stern person. "Sometimes I
scare myself a little bit. I'm just really focused and really
serious, I guess, and I think it's really funny.
It makes them and me laugh all the time."
At the White House, Maroney tweeted about how awed
she was by Obama's helicopter, so at the very least, we
know something impresses her.
Most Gifted African South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year
PSquare ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money
Most Gifted Raggae Dance/Hall
Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted African East
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don't Want to Be Alone
Most Gifted kwaito
Ees feat Mandoza – Ayoba
Most Gifted African West Music video
D-Black ft Mo'Cheddah – Falling
Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the year
Flavour ft. Tiwa Savage – Oyi [Remix]
Most Gifted AfroPop
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year
Ice Prince Zamani- Superstar
Most Gifted Dance Music Video of the Year
DJ Cleo – Facebook
Most Gifted New Comer of the Year
Davido – Dami duro
Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe
Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
D'Banj – Oliver Twist
2012 Special Recognition award recipient
The ATL rapper recently took some of his reality show gwap and got a life-sized tattoo of a gigantic dollar bill bearing President Barack Obama's face across his stomach.
What do you think of Scrappy's ode to Barry O?
Is Amber Rose what all men really want? We've got to ask, because clearly Kanye loved the isht out of her. And now that Wiz has wifed her all the way up, fools are taking to the internet to proclaim the glories of her as a girlfriend.
We happened to stumble upon an essay on Single Black Male dedicated to all the reasons why one particular fanboy has become an Amber Rose devotee and we thought we'd share some excerpts:
Amber Rose however was unique because she possesses a very particular set of skills; skills she has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make her a nightmare for mediocre people. That skill is elevating her man to new heights. I mean think about it, Kanye West went from 808s and Heartbreak to Dark Fantasy. He went from Top 10 to a discussion of 'Could Kanye actually be the best in the game right now?' Eventually, they broke up and Amber went on to date Wiz Khalifa. I'm not sure if you know this but Wiz Khalifa didn't really have all the cards working in his favor from jump.
But with the power of Amber Rose, you can't tell him isht.
And that's what every man needs in his life. A woman who makes him feel like on any given day, you can't tell him isht. It's not about Amber Rose and her pretty pregnant ass, it's about what she represents.
Now let's break this down into five very key points about Amber Rose and why I think she is super awesome.
1. She's cool with her man's friends.
2. She supports!
3. She's beautiful, knows it, but doesn't let it define her.
4. She doesn't really care what other people say about her.
5. The people closest to her all say great things about her.
Not all of us will be able to meet a model chick, who looks awesome in low top Chucks, who doesn't have a problem sending sexts (with attachments), who digs strip clubs, will roll up even though she doesn't partake, and who can transform a career from Dark Horse to Seabiscuit, but we can dream. Some of us are living that dream, by the way. A lot of times men look for all the wrong things in a woman. They will stay in a bad situation just because of cute face and slim waist, but it's the intangibles that make it work. It's those intangibles that some women think are optional or "nice to have" that really get the job done. For that reason, and that reason only, that is the inspiration and mantra behind, In Search of Amber Rose.
While we'd beg to differ with some of these points, clearly this guy is serious, so we had to ask — guys, how many of you feel this way? Do all men agree that Amber Rose has some ideal traits?
And while you're here ladies, do you think this guy is off his rocker or do you think that women can all learn something from Amber as well?
According to our sources, Tuesday night Diddy and Cudi got into a nice little fight at Club Trousdale in Hollywood.
"The club owner didn't know that the two had beef over Cassie and decided to sit Diddy down next to Cudi," the spy tells us. "The two then exchanged some heated words to the point where the entire club was watching – creating a huge scene."
Well at least nobody got hurt. Except Cudi's ego most likely.
Maybe Kid Cudi should stop partying so hard and sober up and avoid the club scene. Because it seems Diddy has made it clear he runs NY and LA.
Sounds like this reconciliation attempt was a total FAIL!
As much as we hate it, eyewitnesses saw Selena
Gomez and Justin Bieber getting into an "epic
argument" on a dinner date in the Valley last night.
Things got so bad, Selenita JUST WALKED UP AND LEFT
less than ten minutes after the food arrived.
Biebs followed his fiery lady all the way back to her
place. But this is where we know it's bad…
As soon as he made his way to her place, one of the
paps saw him try to gain access at the gate. But she
DENIED him any entrance!!
Disappointed and probably pissed, Bieber gave up and
Wow… this blows. We were really hoping they could
work things out. Cuz c'mon — they're JELENA!! Sigh…
but if it's already this bad, maybe it's best they go their
separate ways for good this time.
Haaa! See what we did there? Ba-dum pshh!
But no for real.. and this director is an Academy Award winner too.
He's such a big fan of KStew, he even gets a lil' shy when he's asked about it.
But this week, when asked about the possibility of her casting in a new film he's working on, the one and only Ben Affleck said:
"I'm hesitant to get into casting stuff because I don't know what's finished or isn't because people come in and out of things all the time. But she's terrific and hopefully it will work out."
The film he's talking about is Focus -- a new rom-com from John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
They're the same guys who did Crazy Stupid Love. Ooooh yeah!
Bring us some more of those Ryan Gosling abs, boys!!!
We'd say girlfriend... but with Russell Brand, how can we really be sure?
Because we wanna say this blondie is the same one we've seen out with him before, but then there was that brunette we saw him with after and...
See how confusing it gets?
Regardless, Russ-Russ took this lady-love to Cecconi's for some Saturday lunch. But then it was time to see Santa Claus at The Grove!
We wonder if she's gonna ask him anything for Christmas. Maybe a big bottle or two of commitment for her boo??