Articles for the Month of January 2014

Fat Girl Dancing!

Well look what I have stumbled upon. I am part of a plus size dance team (Evolution Dance Team)  based in Los Angeles, CA and its always refreshing to see women of size truly dancing and look good doing it.

Meet Whitney she’s an On-Air Producer of The Jared & Katie in the Morning on 1075 KZL

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Images by Misty- Misty Felde Photography

Whitney titled her video Fat Girl Dancing she has no qualms with that word!!!

She breaks it down why she titled her video Fat Girl Dancing

” No one else chose it for me to shame me or make fun of me. I chose it because I’m OWNING it. I’m making a point – I’m fat AND I can dance. I’m juxtaposing the two things together in a way that people think is not possible. And hopefully, I’m changing some minds about what fat people are capable of. 19 years after I first internalized my fat shame, I’m finally learning to let it go. I’ve learned how to be fat, beautiful, smart and fucking fabulous ALL at the same time. I don’t have to be one or the other. I don’t have to let F-word define my capabilities and you don’t either.”  I’m a bad-ass and a fat-ass and that is perfectly all right with me.

Check out her moves and what her campaign is all about!

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Golden Globes Fashion Review

The Golden Globes were held in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday January 12, 2014
We had some great looks grace the red carpet… A lot of hits and a couple of misses! Here are my picks from the fab evening!

Spotted Top 5 Fab Looks

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Lupita Nyong’o- Ralph Lauren
Kate Beckinsale – Zuhair Murad
Margot Robbie- Gucci
Sofia Vergara- Zac Posen
Melissa Rauch-Romona Keveza

Spotted Top 5 Misses

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Jobeth Williams
Zoe Saldana- Prabal Gurung
Sandra Bullock-Prabal Gurung
Berenice Bejoa- Giambattista Valli
Joanna Newsom

 

Spotted Women With Curves

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Retta

Melissa McCartney

Gabourey Sidibe

Lena Dunham

 

Spotted Baby Bump Divas

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Olivia Wilde- Gucci

Drew Barrymore- Monique Lhuillier

Kerry Washingnton – Balenciaga

 

Spotted The Men

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Diddy

Usher

Bradley Cooper

 

Spotted Fashions that are Plus Size Friendly

I have selected 3 looks I know my curvy divas can rock from the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Carly Steel

Melissa Rauch

Emma Watson

 

That’s all for now until the next fab red carpet…

 

Meet The Winner of Juicy J’s Twerk Scholarship Contest

Rapper Juicy J announced the winner of his Twerk Scholarship Contest

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RaZaire Holmes read the rules and won the Juicy J’s Twerk Scholarship $50,000.00

Congratulations Ms. Holmes, I am happy that is she is striving not be a statistic since she is a 19 year old mother of 1. She’s ambitious, smart, and seems like she can spit a few bars too. Who knows what’s in store for her but I wish her the very best!!!

Zaire Holmes

Zaire’s Video Submission

Juicy J Presenting Zaire’s her Scholarship

SNL Adds Female African American cast member

Congrats to Sasheer Zamata

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Since the departure of Maya Rudolph in 2007 SNL has not casted a female African American to their line up until today.  Variety has confirmed that Sasheer Zamata will be the latest young comedian to join Saturday Night Live, she will make her debut on January 18, 2014. Its refreshing to see more African Americans on T.V. of course I hope she does well and thrive in her new role! Get to know Ms. Sasheer Zamata  www.sasheer.com

Below you will find a few of her clips and info

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QUEEN LATIFAH RETURNS

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CONGRATS TO QUEEN LATIFAH

HER DAY TIME TALK SHOW IS RETURNING FOR A SECOND SEASON!!!!

“Unlike before, now it’s a set intention of what I really want to do,” Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, told The Times of her current venture. “I’m in a different place in my life. I had a lot more zipping around the globe to do back then. I’m a bit more settled now, and I’ve learned a lot in life that has brought me to a place where I feel more comfortable in my skin.

Flo Rida and Snoop Collab?

Rapper Flo Rida flew his entire youth squad to Los Angeles for the first annual “Flo Rida Youth Snooper Bowl,”

The Bowl took place at Southwest College … Both teams ended up winning awards in different age categories, which is a great way to show sportsmanship. Also both rappers put together a tribute for Trayvon Martin.

These are the types of news/events that should go viral in the Hip Hop Community! Great job fellas!!!

 

 

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Black Hollywood Takes A Double Hit!

Today we learned that both  Actor James Avery  and Juanita Moore has passed away.

Juanita Moore Oscar Nominee for her work in the Imitation of Life Dies at the age of 99

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Juanita Moore (born October 19, 1922) is an American film and television actress. She is the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category.

Moore had a number of bit parts and supporting roles in motion pictures through the 1950s and 1960s. Her most famous role was as housekeeper Annie Johnson in the 1959 remake of Imitation of Life. Moore’s portrayal of the broken-hearted Annie, whose daughter Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) passes for white, won her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

 

In a Glendale, CA hospital James Avery died from complications of an open heart surgery. We know him as Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He will be missed prayers go out to his family and friends. Here are some great moments of James Avery

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Dwayne Wade- Double Congrats!

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Congratulations to Miami Heat Star Dwayne Wade on his engagement to Hollywood Beauty Gabrielle Union.

Mr. Wade is also a brand new father to a healthy son Xavier Zechariah Wade, he is adamant about the welfare of his children and being a an active father in their lives! I wish these two nothing but the best in 2014. Go Miami Heat! 🙂