Company Offers Rob Kardashian Lifestyle Change and Payday

Apparently when you get skinny your bank account gets fat-that’s if you’re Rob Kardashian.

Last December the youngest Kardashian claimed he wasn’t feeling well and he was taken to an L.A. hospital, where he was diagnosed with Diabetes.

The 28 year old began to pack on the bounds following bad break up that lead to depression and his departure from the lime light.

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Rob hasn’t been seen since June of last year , but according to TMZ the next time we see Rob his waist will be shrinking and bank account expanding.

“Five Hour Diabetic,” which designs specialized meal plans for people with type 2 diabetes, reached out to Kardashian  be their spokesperson.

According to TMZ the deal includes The deal comes with a sweet $100,000 payday, plus profit sharing and a well as a lifetime membership for meal plans, and medical consultations.

Those Kardashians/Jenners know how to turn any situation into a check and  I ain’t mad at them for it!

Jaden Smith Named New Face of Louis Vuitton

Jaden Smith is the new face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2016 collections and his penchant for high fashion and non-gender conforming style helped him land the gig.

On Saturday, Louis Vuitton’s creative director  Nicholas Ghesquiere used his  Instagram to reveal his latest ad campaign was going to be headlined by the son of Will and Jada.

Photographer Bruce Weber snapped the 17-year-old actor/rapper  in pieces from the label’s women’s collection that made it’s debut at Paris Fashion Week.

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Jaden also rocks men’s wear in the campaign and  was chosen for the non-gender conforming fashion choices he been making.

 “I’m just expressing how I feel inside, which is really no particular way because everyday it changes how I feel about the world and myself,” he told GQ in June of his sometimes out-there outfit choices.

I am def looking forward  the full ad campaign  I’m sure he’s going to have me lusting after bags and shoes.

Congrats Jaden!

*I’m not gonna lie he makes the idea of wearing a Louis Vuitton skirt look cool, but below is what my reaction will be to seeing others attempt to recreate this look..many will enter few will win!

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Amiyah Scott walks away from ‘RHOA’

Model/entertainer Amiyah Scott is putting the peach offered to her to become a Real Housewife of Atlanta back on the shelf.

Scott made  headlines after word spread that she would be added to the cast and make history as the first transgender housewife.

Before the season began we saw pictures of Amiyah posing with cast members on social media and glimpses of her in the background of episodes, as we waited for her to make an official appearance.

According to TMZ Scott balked at the idea of producers wanting make the model/entertainer an over-serialized and shady vixen on the show.

Amiyah was hoping to use the show as platform to be a role model for the transgender community.

About a month into filming Scott decided that this was not the way she wanted to be portrayed and walked off set.

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She posted the video and statement below explaining her departure from the show.

Welp seeingas that was the 1st (and probably last) glimpse of me on #RHOA tonight and I haven’t said anything about it (though the hype was craaazzzzzyyy) lmao. Let me say, I enjoyed ALL the ladies & I had a great time filming multiple scenes with them! Unfortunately due to contractual complications + the magic of editing, you won’t be seeing as much of me as expected. *whispers* (I don’t work for free. Lol. 😊) But everything happens for a reason & it was still an awesome experience! I’m in my 20’s and when this opportunity was BROUGHT to me, It was no guarantees & I was cool with that, but I wasn’t going to exploit myself or act out of character for it… I honestly saw a chance to help change the perspective of MY community, but I wanted to maintain my dignity. Housewife and Transgender aren’t words that are usually associated… Funny, because anyone who knows me knows that being a housewife is a dream of mine, not on reality tv, but in real life. 👰🏽 But contrary to popular belief, I personally know transgender housewives, models, doctors, lawyers and many other successful unique individuals, along with so many others who are fighting to break the negative stigma associated with the trans community. Not to mention, a lot of our opportunities are limited due to discrimination and that’s why most are forced into compromising occupations. But my point in this is to say, me filming with the #RealHousewivesOfAtlanta was not for attention, but to assist in breaking a stereotype. Trans women are not only sex objects or prostitutes. We are strong, educated & human just like everyone else. AND WE ARE HERE AND WE DEMAND RESPECT. And whatever I have to do to assist in that I will and won’t regret it. Now let me call my bf and schedule a hair appointment.

We’re rooting for you, we were all rooting for you! *In my Tyra voice* Hey, I understand can definitely respect some one for not putting a price on their morals and values.

We will see Amiyah on TV soon, she’s already been cast on Empire creator Lee Daniels’ new show.

*Even Kandi was sad to see her leave:

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‘Afluenza’ Teen and Mom take Mexian Getaway

I thought I had a “cool” mom, but Tonya Couch takes the cake – or her son on a Mexican getaway when he is wanted by the police.

Ethan Couch, 18, went missing earlier this month, two years after he made national headlines following his sentence of probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people.

Controversy followed the case after a psychologist claimed he suffered from “Alfuenza”, he  was described as being so wealthy and spoiled he could not tell the difference between right and wrong.

He has been serving 10 years probation for intoxication manslaughter, a sentence critics saw as too light.

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Couch made a headlines again after the recent video appeared to show the teen playing a drinking game at a party.

Shortly after the release of this video Tony decided that Puerto Vallarta is beautiful this time of year.

Ethan and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Their passports had been reported missing by the teen’s father, who has cooperated with investigators.

U.S. Marshals offered a $5,000 reward in exchange for his whereabouts.That’s would my mom would have done the opposite Tonya and be $5,000 richer.

Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were taken into custody on Monday evening in the Pacific Ocean resort of Puerto Vallarta.

At the time of his conviction, prosecutors said Couch could be incarcerated up to 10 years for violating his probation terms.

It hasn’t been determined if Tonya Couch will face any charges as of now.

I wonder if could self diagnose myself with “Brokefluenza?

“Officer I’m sorry I stole those shoes from Saks I suffer from ‘Brokefluenza’ I’m so broke, I assumed the store would just let me have them.”

Well, somebody else try it first and let me know.

 

 

 

Catching a Plane? Pack your cocktail supplies in your carry-on

It’s that time of year where many of us will begin flying the friendly skies and some of us like to begin our vacation while waiting for our flight or even on the flight. Whether you begin your turn up before you cross the jetway or at 40 thousand feet, those pre-vacation cocktails can be on the pricey side. Thanks to Travel Ninja’s discovery , and a TSA loop hole, you can carry on your favorite libations.  I shouldn’t be so excited about this, but hey it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Read more below.

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I was recently tipped off to one of the most unbelievable travel tricks ever. In this day and age of insane security, invasive procedures and removal of freedoms, here’s a bright ray of sunshine. With an unintentional loophole (maybe intentional with some of the drinking habits in Congress), you have the freedom to take the alcohol (or non-alcohol) of your choice on your flight with you.

I first had a discussion with a TSA supervisor about this a couple of months back. My clarifying question was in regards to the 1 qt bag of liquids you are allowed to take through security. The rule is that you can take as many containers that are less than 100ml (~3 oz) each that you can fit in a 1 qt Ziploc style bag. I then specifically asked if alcohol was allowed. The answer was a resounding “Yes!” In fact, he was enthusiastic…

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Getting sweaty with Lululemon

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Running has become a way for me to stay in shape and relieve stress, and also help balance out my addiction to carbs,  so as I began to pursue it more and more, I wanted a product that would motivate me while ensuring that I look good.

Spending more time running meant that I needed to invest the same amount of money into my running wardrobe as I do in my other clothing. That’s when I learned that shopping for workout clothes would be different than shopping for everyday wear. Although it ranked high, looking good was not priority, but functionality was. As I looked around, I couldn’t find the two together. I would find a pair of shorts and shirt that look great, but after doing a few jumping jacks, yes jumping jacks, in the dressing room the comfort just wasn’t there. Then I would find something that passed the jumping jack test, but was lacking in the looks department.

Then I found Lululemon. I had seen their logo before on people as ran the lakes or even on the person, but it was brief conversation at Target that made me want to try the brand. As I stood in the checkout line I heard a man and woman discussing the seven-mile run they had just finished – they looked as if they were dressed to begin a run and not like they had just finished one. I just knew they were freaks of nature. So I asked them “Did you guys literally just finishing running seven miles in 70 degree weather?”. The lady looked at me and replied “Yes”. Their faces were red and sweaty, but the rest of their bodies and their clothes were bone dry. I pointed this out to the woman and said that’s why I asked and man replied, “We’re wearing Lululemon”.

From that brief conversation I knew Lululemon sounded exactly what was I looking for – it would provide comfort, functionality, yet still look appealing.

After search online I found Baton Rouge was home to a Lululemon show room. Also through my research I learned that Lululemon began yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, but branched out to provide comfort those who run, work out and participate in other sweaty pursuits.

The Lululemon showroom in Baton Rouge is located at 7342 Highland Road
The Lululemon showroom in Baton Rouge is located at 7342 Highland Road

I was slightly apprehensive about visiting because I thought I’d be entering a place filled with yoga and running enthusiasts who would be nothing but annoyed that an amateur had ventured into their territory. It couldn’t have been more of the opposite, as soon as I entered the small showroom – the sales associate, Amanda began a conversation with me.

The first product I got was the Metal Vent Tech SS shirt. Not only does it have mesh venting, it’s seam free to avoid chaffing. I also got a pair of Pace Breaker shorts.

I try to run at least 12 miles a week, usually three miles per day, but wearing Lululemon pushed me to run farther. The comfort of their athletic apparel is the best. I usually run without a shirt to help keep cool, but the lightweight feel and moisture wick material of the Metal Vent Tech SS shirt kept me cooler than I would’ve been shirtless. As ran I could feel the breeze through the breathable material as I took each stride.

I was just as comfortable in the Pace Breaker shorts. I actually want use them for lounging and lunging and I even slept in them one night to ensure I would get up and run. My favorite feature is the strategically placed mesh venting on the sides and the two way stretch fabric allowing the wearer to move easily in them.

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Located in Lululemon T-shirts are motivational messages, mine told me to “Drink, Sweat, Repeat”

No matter what type of workout you do, you can’t avoid sweat and odor but the Pace Breaker Short and Metal Vent Tech SS Shirt absorb both. When I run I sweat a lot, sometimes to the point I have to wring out my shirt, but when I finished my run, just like the couple I saw at Target, you could only see sweat on my forehead. As far as odor, neither of the products needed to be washed until third or fourth workout.

Needless to say Lululemon has found a customer for life in me. Its been almost three months I’ve been running in my Lululemon gear and their products continue to not only motivate me to want to work harder and sweat more, but also my runs are now more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Metal Vent Tech SS Shirt only needs to washed between every third to fifth workout. I waited until the sixth to test that theory find out what happens below:

Tae Heckard ends Domestic Partnership

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There  have been rumors swirling around for months that former video vixen Tae Heckard and NBA star Brandon  Jennings are engaged, but Heckhard has decided to lighten her load before she can jump the broom.

Heckard can’t legally tie the knot until she terminates her relationship with a woman named Monique Blanton , who she domestically partnered up with back in 2008.

According to TMZ Sports  the ex-video vixen has filed papers to end her domestic partnership with Blanton.

According to court docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Lashontae took Monique’s last name , so their relationship appears to have been more than just a way to save on taxes and we should’ve been referring to her as Ms. Blanton and not Ms. Heckard. *sips tea*

Apparently this is all water under the bridge because Tae noted in legal docs, obtained by TMZ,  that she and Monique separated in 2011 ,citing irreconcilable differences.

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According to the docs, Tae checked the box to legally restore her last name to Heckard — clearing the way to become a Jennings in the event she and Brandon trade tie the not.

I guess, just like what Solonage said to Jay Z in the elevator ,we’ll never really know what happened between Heckard and Blanton, but you have to admit the woman who has served as the #womancrushwednesday for many was living with a #womancrush of her own and you ain’t even know it!

A night with Alpha Tau

71 women joined the Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority , Incorporated on Thursday April 24. Their New Initiate Presentation was hosted at Southern University’s the F.G. Clark Activity Center in front of more than three-thousand supporters. I got to spend the evening capturing some of the moments ,check out the photos below:IMG_0950IMG_0841IMG_0404IMG_0390IMG_0424IMG_0396IMG_0393IMG_0477IMG_0415IMG_0425IMG_0433IMG_0730IMG_0430IMG_0427IMG_0435IMG_0485IMG_0496IMG_0622IMG_0858IMG_0714IMG_0852IMG_0802IMG_0863IMG_0897IMG_0841

Get to know Justin Garner

Justin Garner copy 2TOURING WITH TREY SONGZ AND outselling Beyoncé are just two accomplishments that are pushing pop singer Justin Garner to the forefront of the music industry. His ability to wrap so many genres inside his R&B and pop melodies even have people around world taking notice.

In 2011 Garner released his sophomore album I am, and in February a re-mastered version with new songs debuted on Japan’s iTunes R&B charts at #19. In just mere hours it had surpassed Beyonce’s self-tilted album for the #1 spot.

“I got on iTunes and looked for myself in Japan and found a big banner saying Justin Garner that was right next to a Beyoncé ad. I was number one and she was number 12,” Garner said.

While his music has been released in the United States, Garner said he believes that a big reason that it has received so much attention in Japan is that the Japanese approach new artists differently than Americans. Justin Japan itunes

“Overseas in Japan they love great singers and vocals. There, it’s more about the searching for music from abroad, but in America it’s more about the politics and marketing side.”

In an age where social media networks have become the standard way to communicate, Garner has

used the popularity of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to ensure that his music gets to his fans, which he refers to as the “JG Army”.

Garner said touring and social media have been great ways to gain exposure, but as an independent artist, without the support of a label, the biggest asset to his arsenal of marketing strategies has been his education. He has a marketing degree from Southern University that he uses as one of the biggest tools in the promotion of his music.

“Music is great but you have to have some level of marketing behind you to help you get music out. You can be the best singer, but you have to have the knowledge and know- how, and I feel that that degree gave me that.”

Garner refers to Michael Jackson and Usher as his inspirations, but said he developed his passion for music growing up in church. Yet while he acknowledges those things, he said he has been told that his talent comes from his father, Ernest “Oldie” Garner, who died when he was two. Earnest was a member of the Plaquemine-based band The Rockin’ Imperials who also saw international success.

Garner said he is going to continue his career and the trail started by his father as he prepares to release his newest E.P., 7. Inspired by a recent trip to California, 7 is a project containing seven tracks recorded in seven days. It will be released at the beginning of April. Justin Garner I AM Japan Version Coverage-2 copy

justin garner two copy“So many great things happened on that [California] trip and I came back on such an emotional high. I was inspired to write these seven songs.”

He is planning a summer tour in the United States and Japan to promote 7 and celebrate the success of I Am. But before then, Garner said he is also setting aside time to give back to Louisiana and will be working with the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“The people at the Red Cross are just like us, except instead of getting up to go to work, they’re getting up to volunteer to be there for their community.”

Last year Garner helped the organization start the “Give Back Campaign” where portions of the proceeds from a concert hosted by Garner were donated the American Red Cross. He will be doing the concert again this year.

With all of his recent success and the success expected to come Garner, he said he has a goal that goes deeper than just to entertain the masses.

“I enjoy seeing someone else’s expression to music, more than the spotlight, giving someone peace of mind for a just a few minutes is what I enjoy.”

In the future, Garner said he would like to be signed to major record label. His ideal music contract would be with a label supportive enough to invest in a singer who writes, co-produces and has independently released material. So far he has yet to be offered that non-controlling type of contract, but he’s hopeful. Until then, he plans to continue pursuing his independent career and making himself undeniable.

The shade: Naomi Campbell responds to Kim and Kanye Vogue cover

Ever since Vogue Magazine released the image of its  cover featuring Kimye and baby North it has been topic of discussion among fans of the couple, fans of the magazine and industry insiders , but supermodel  Naomi Campbell doesn’t even think about it.

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The queen of the catwalk was recently asked by an Austrian morning show on her opinion of the cover, that has  had to be defended by the magazines Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. Campbell,  who has graced the cover Vogue a few times, responded with answer that remind us “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.” My favorite part is the laugh at the beginning.

 

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The fact she gives her opinion with out giving her opinion is classic.