THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE COMMERCIAL!! I DONT KNOW ABOUT ANYONE ELSE BUT MY SENSE OF HUMOR IS ALL AROUND...lol
The books above interest me the most because there is a part of me in each of these books. (except What They Want)When I read them I'm like damn, is this about me or a fake person. All but one of these books are fake. A Hustlers Wife by Nikki Turner is actually true and my Aunt was in Federal Prison (Alderson) in Virginia the same time and place where Martha Steweart was. Nikki turner is actually still there til this day. Read the book and you shall find out why. The other books are just great and there is no reason no one has not read them man or woman I don't care the books are great!
Well we all know the song "Same Girl" R.Kelly f/Usher, right? But who actually thinks its true? Her name is Tatiana a.k.a "T.T". Usher met her at a party in ATL and Kells met her at a party in Chi-town... Well go check out this females video and you tell me what's really good... Make sure you check out her page as well... Its very interesting if you ask me.
This is so stupid but I thought it was funny... My friend Jeff hooked me on to this..
Okay that's all I have right now. So go laugh and get informed on the latest news!
The book, "Tarnished Heisman" by Don Yaeger and Jim Henry, published by Simon & Schuster, will include transcripts of recorded conversations that contain Bush acknowledging he owed money to the financiers of New Era Sports & Entertainment. Lloyd Lake and Michael Michaels of New Era planned to feature Bush as their marquee client to launch their marketing agency. The business failed after Bush sought representation elsewhere. The book will be out mid Jan.
By Victoria C. Rowan (11-30-2004)
Pucci is one of the few fashion lifestyle brands of the last century that still has the ability to appear avant-garde in the 21st. And now its giddy retro-future boutique has landed on Fifth Avenue, as part of a new expansion courtesy of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (which bought a 67 percent stake in Pucci in 2000).
As always, Pucci champions the virtues of the well-situated petite boutique. The stores that have opened in the LVMH era are all the work of Brazilian-born interior designer Lena Pessoa of Deux L (Paris) and Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri of Vudafieri Partners (Milan). The new outpost on Fifth Avenue, between 54th and 55th streets, is as intimate and inviting as a mother's closet - that is, if the mother is an eternally funky iconic beauty, like Pucci fan Marisa Berenson, and the closet is on her private jet.
Pucci's new boutique on Fifth Avenue is a retro-futuristic fab playhouse that seems even more fashionable now than in the 60s. Corporate partner LVMH has brought "groovy" back to the Pucci brand. With Christian Lacroix on board as creative director and a rollout of these curvy boutiques in New York, Las Vegas, and Japan, every old print becomes better again.
Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci di Barsento of Florence (the founder of the fashion house who died in 1992), is enthusiastic about how the LVMH relationship has given her brand a glam new lease on life. She credits creative director Christian Lacroix for making the fashion line vital again. "In the late 1980s and 90s, my father couldn't be as active and the vision suffered," she says. "That amount of time is like six generations in the fashion world - and yet to look at what's in the store today, it looks absolutely now. [Lacroix] gets the Pucci logic."
As Pucci ceo Catherine Vautrin says of the couture house's revival, "It's like seeing the awakening of a very chic, very dynamic sleeping beauty."
The new Pucci store is wild, from its carpet to its soffet, which looks like the underside of a UFO about to land. By the front door is a crazy quilt of period photos complementing the new merchandise suspended from fabric-covered pedestals that swoop out from the wall. The bright white light overhead, also embedded in the shelving, is reflected off of the shiny casework surfaces and lilac flooring, animating the intense hues of the signature Pucci palette.
A beauty wearing swirls of geometry, florals, paisley and bright colors. When the Marchese was alive, the fashion press nicknamed him "The Prince of Prints," which remain the brand's signature. But as Vautrin concedes, "Our product is bright, and we didn't want our customer to enter a small space and feel overwhelmed." So Pessoa designed the interior as carefully as a jewelry showcase, offsetting the merchandise as if it were semi-precious couture gems. She wanted to evoke the sun and sea, so central to the resort lifestyle that originally inspired Emilio. The lighting is in a bright register, which electrifies the intense hues - as the natural light does in Capri, the resort town on the Amalfi coast where Emilio first opened a store (and which became the name for the tight-cropped pant he popularized).
From the outside, by night, the Pucci boutique is a Mediterranean-bright beacon of Italian chic whimsy.
The femininity of the store is accentuated by its curves and colors. The casework surfaces have no pointed corners and are finished in high-shine automotive paint. Other display cabinetry is in milky acrylic. The floor is a surreal cotton-candy lilac-dyed stone/resin. The ceiling is a back-lit oval soffit, pierced by spotlights like the jets on the underside of a sci-fi spaceship.
With Lacroix on board, many of the prices are quite heady, but the clothes, bags and shoes are all on open display, inviting to be touched. The ethereal vibe and the illusion of floating merchandise are achieved with mass-defying materials and more lighting tricks: The clothes hang off of transparent dowels descending from the ceiling (Boeing uses them as curtain rods on planes); dainty bags are suspended in their own clear boxes from small cables in the front; and lighting under the translucent case work and underneath the shelving further enhances the weightlessness.
A floor-to-ceiling semi-transparent scrim from the current catalog is a backdrop for the window mannequins, serving as a mysterious veil to the interior so the visitor still gets a stunning surprise view once she walks in. From within, the scrim shields from view the mundane street, preserving the otherworldly shopping experience.
The retailer also recently opened a new store in Las Vegas - with a larger shoe section - and has four stores in the works in Japan.
Yes, the Italian sleeping beauty has awakened to a dreamy new makeover indeed - and to a revitalized Prints Charming.
The store's translucent front scrim - which is updated regularly - serves as a coy veil to the street, luring customers inside, but also not giving away the interior's "pop" until the shopper is inside. From within, the scrim serves to obscure Fifth Avenue, allowing the visitor to be completely enveloped in a Pucci paradise of psychedelic color.
Beyonce' arrives at 'Movies Rock: A Celebration of Music in Film,' at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Justin Barker and his parents, David and Kelli, also accuse a seventh, uncharged student of being part of the group that attacked Justin on Dec. 4, 2006, as he walked out of Jena High School's gym headed to another class.
The lawsuit was filed Nov. 29 in state district court. It alleges that the LaSalle Parish School Board is liable because school employees were not adequately supervising students and failed to maintain discipline.
The charges against the students accused of attacking Barker led to a civil-rights demonstration in Jena in September by activists who alleged local authorities were prosecuting blacks more harshly than whites.
Barker is white; those accused of attacking him are black. One of the defendants, 17-year-old Mychal Bell, pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree battery in return for an 18-month sentence, with credit for 10 months he already has served.
Five of the six students charged, including Bell, originally faced attempted murder charges. Bell was convicted in adult court and could have received 15 years in prison, but the conviction was thrown out by an appellate court that said he should have been tried as a juvenile.
Felony charges against the other students are pending.
Barker spent several hours in the emergency room after the attack but was discharged and attended a school event the night after the attack.
Critics of LaSalle Parish prosecutors point to an incident three months before the attack on Barker in which three white teens were accused of hanging nooses from a tree at the high school. The three were suspended from school but never criminally charged; District Attorney Reed Walters has said there was no state crime to charge them with.
The suit names the attackers as the Jena Six students — Mychal Bell, Jesse Beard, Theo Shaw, Bryant Purvis, Carwin Jones and Robert Bailey Jr. — as well as a seventh student, Malcolm Shaw, who has not been charged.
"My son Bryan Purvis is the one that tried to break the fight up and they're making me spend too much money trying to defend him," said his father, Billy Purvis Sr.
Messages left for Bailey's and Jones' families were not immediately returned Tuesday, and no one answered phone calls made that afternoon to the high school and the school board. Others named in the lawsuit could not be immediately reached.
Another fan, Abby Rosa, said she suffered a concussion when a teenage boy Akon threw off the stage fell on her during the June 3 concert at the local minor league baseball stadium.
The case was adjourned until January.
A town justice told Akon that his lawyer can stand in for him at future court appearances and he does not have to appear. Akon did not comment as he left the courthouse.
"It was never Akon's intention to violate the law," the singer's Manhattan lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said. "This unfortunate incident was a spontaneous reaction during a live concert that Akon deeply regrets."
Akon's latest album, "Konvicted," has sold more than 1 million copies in the United States. His hits include "Don't Matter," "I Wanna Love You" with Snoop Dogg and "Smack That" with Eminem.(-c/o yahoo.com)
To a mainstream audience, Pimp C was best known for UGK's cameo on the Jay-Z hit "Big Pimpin'," and for "Free Pimp C" T-shirts and shout-outs, ubiquitous in rap several years ago while he was jailed on gun charges. On Tuesday, his MySpace page had been changed to read: "C the Pimp is FREE at last."
Born Chad Butler, Pimp C was found dead in a room at the Mondrian hotel, a longtime music industry hangout not far from the House of Blues on Sunset Strip, where he had performed on Saturday night alongside rap veteran Too $hort. Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Butler had apparently died while in bed in his hotel room.
"At this time there's no signs of foul play," Winter said. "It appears to be possibly natural, but pending autopsy and toxicology we can't say the cause."
Manager Rick Martin identified Butler and his death was announced by publicist Nancy Byron.
"This morning saw the loss of a man that was not only a client, but a very dear friend at a time when he had the most to live for," Martin said in a statement. "He was my best friend and I will always love him."
Though they never enjoyed massive pop chart success, UGK's early CDs are considered landmarks for the then-burgeoning Texas hip-hop scene, which also featured the Geto Boys. Signed to a deal with Jive Records, they released "Too Hard to Swallow" in 1992, "Super Tight" two years later, and "Ridin' Dirty" in 1996, considered a rap classic.
Over laid-back beats, they laid out incisive details that remain Southern rap mainstays: descriptions of sex and conspicuous consumption, wood-grain steering wheels and triple-beam scales used to weigh drugs.
The duo's career was derailed when Pimp C was jailed for three years in 2002 on gun charges. But he got as much exposure as ever, as the "Free Pimp C" slogan spread.
An unauthorized album of Pimp C's freestyle rhymes was released while he was in prison. When he and Bun B finally put out an album this year, they felt such a need to re-establish themselves they titled their album "Underground Kingz," as if to underscore a new start.
Critics praised the CD, which included the hit "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," featuring OutKast. Pimp C's verse riffs on high-class women and cars: "I'm pullin' Bentleys off the lot. Smashed up the gray one, bought me a red. Everytime we hit the parking lot we turn heads," he raps.
Barry Weiss, CEO of Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kindhearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."
Butler, who grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, came from a musical lineage. His father was a professional trumpet player, and the rapper studied classical music in high school. He even received a Division I rating on a tenor solo at a University Interscholastic League choir competition.
"That's how I came up listening to everything," he told The Associated Press in a 2005 interview. "Music don't have no color or no face. It's a universal language. I think being exposed to all that kind of stuff influences the way I make records."
Pimp C is survived by a wife and three children. "
"He had some minor pepper wounds that looked like they were from bird shot," said Lewis, who described the injuries as "extremely minor."
Lewis said King told police the shooting took place while he was riding his bicycle in neighboring San Bernardino. King rode his bicycle home after the incident and it was not immediately clear who fired the shot, Lewis said.
"(King) and the whole house were very intoxicated and very uncooperative," Lewis said.
King was treated at a local hospital, and the investigation was turned over to San Bernardino police.
King's videotaped beating by Los Angeles police at the conclusion of a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991, caused an international furor amid charges of brutality and racism.
The acquittal of four officers in April 1992 touched off some of the worst urban riots in modern U.S. history -- causing more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries and more than $1 billion in damage.
Two of the officers, Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon, were later convicted of federal charges and sentenced to 30-month prison terms.
A civil jury awarded King $3.8 million in damages.
(Editing by Arthur Spiegelman and Xavier Briand)
UP CLOSE WiTH MYKE MURDA
1. How long have you been into music and what made you choose it?
I've been into music my whole life, i remember watchin music videos and listenin to my mom's tapes every single day when i was little. My family was always affiliated with some kind of music. My Uncle had a record label, club, and managed a couple ppl also..it was normal to see a celeb chillin wit him lol...I wouldn't necessarily say that I chose music, it's like it chose me, it's in my blood...But i chose Production because i like to control everything in a song
2. How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as "NOT NORMAL" haha, it has that up north swag with the down south bass. it's a mutt LOL
3.Are there other people involved with the lables, who are they?
yea the ppl involved with 3D Ent are The Block Boyz(Big Stacks, Yokie and Choey Ca$H)... Big Stacks is the CEO...Me and my homie Valdez have our group on the side which we call Tha Delegation... My other homie Georgia Boi contributes to the production... we also have DJ Dutty Laundry, a well respected Dj in the south
4. Who have you sold beats/tracks to? and who have you worked with so far?
I have yet to get a major placement(which is why im lookin for a manager LOL) but i have sold plenty of beats to local cats out of Chatt-Town and ATL, it's too many to name lol
5. If you could name one person dead or alive to do a collabo with who would it be?
Only one??!! haha....i dunno, i guess i would say Jay-z ...but on an R-n-B tip i would like to work wit Justin Timberlake, thats my dude
6.Where do you see youself in five years?
I see myself being in ppl's top 5 hardest producer's list hahaha...whenever someone asks "who do u think is tha hardest producer out??" i want tha name Myke Murda to come out hahaha...but other than that hopefully i will have my feet well planted in the soil of this music industry....oh yea, i wanna let everyone know to be on tha look out for Tha Delegation Mixtape comin out in January, we got that fiya LOL...3D ENT!!!
Cleveland has a lot to offer. Its just about us supporting eachother and getting off the ground with ideas. You often hear people saying "its a small world". Thats Cleveland. Everyone knows everyone or heard of the person. The night life is the same all the time which is not a bad thing because you get familiar with everyone and kinda build a comfort zone. At times I like it here other times I'm just not feeling it. If you are unfamiliar with Cleveland and think its a mistake on the lake, just check out what my generation has to offer.
-My generation has a lot of goals and ambitions. We have our Radio Personalities, Clothing Designers, Rappers, Store Front Owners, and much more. Just check out a few of the many.
- BIJOU STAR- Radio Personality on Clevelands number 1 hip hop and r&b station z107.9fm http://www.myspace.com/bijoustar1
- Aja/Style Lounge- http://www.myspace.com/styleloungedenim
- Paul/YBM- http://www.myspace.com/YoungBusinessMen
- Harron/Singer- http://www.myspace.com/Harrontheartist
- Phoenix/Model- http://www.myspace.com/phoenix50
- Yonny/Producer- http://www.myspace.com/yonnyrockstarr
- Chip the Ripper/Rapper- http://www.myspace.com/chiptharipper
- Al Fats/Rapper- http://www.myspace.com/fatal
- Christina King/Personal Stylist- http://www.myspace.com/nfashun
- Iyuana/Fashion Designer- http://www.myspace.com/iyuana
The list goes on and on! Sorry if I forgot anyone I know I forgot A LOT! Feel free to leave a comment with your info! Thank you and much love!
I understand first hand how each of these families and close friends feel. I'm shocked of both deaths myself. Losing someone you love and admire is an awful feeling to know that you can't talk to them, touch them, or even see them again hurts.
- For more information on the two stories if you dont already know please visit the links below.
- SEAN TAYLOR:
- BABY GRACE: