FACT: There is an estimated 33 million people living with HIV (30 million-36 million)
What I like about this business is being proven wrong. Sometimes you have a person tapped as one thing, and they turn out to be so much more. That’s certainly the case with Travis McCoy of the alternative hip-hop group Gym Class Heroes. Travis Mccoy, the MTV Staying Alive Special Ambassador, teamed up with Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, MTV Networks International and Executive Director of the Staying Alive Foundation, to announce plans to travel to South Africa, the Philippines and India to raise awareness about youth driven HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives.
McCoys’ journey will take place June 13-24, 2009, which will include visits to a number of grassroots HIV prevention projects in South Africa, the Philippines and India. All of which are the 2009 recipients of the Staying Alive Foundation Awards. As part of the trip, McCoy will be writing a new single inspired by his travels and those he meets along the way. The single is scheduled for release on December 1st, which is World AIDS Day.
McCoy has also set up a dedicated website for the trip www.theunbeatentrack.com, where fans can share his experiences as he moves from one country to another. ***PHOTOS***GYM CLASS HEROES TRAVIS MCCOY TRAVELS TO SOUTH AFRICA, PHILIPPINES AND INDIA TO RAISE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS ***They will be able to hear first hand the facts and stories direct from the young people he meets on his journey including from those running the grass-roots HIV and AIDS prevention projects in their respective countries. Fans will be given the opportunity to submit lyrics to McCoy’s track and compete to have their creative ideas used for the track artwork. McCoy will also post daily updates of his trip on Twitter.
This is what Travis McCoy had to say about his experience:
It’s an honor for me to be the Ambassador for the Staying Alive Foundation – it’s a cause that’s very close to me. Having lost loved ones and seeing the toll it takes on people affected including the people that love and care for them, it’s important we do whatever can within our power to fight this deadly and rapidly spreading epidemic. I strongly feel the best cure we have at this point is increasing education and building awareness. It’s how we use this information in the choices we make that will determine whether or not our generation will help make a change or ultimately make things worse. I believe that “each one should teach one”, and if my influence on my peers and young ones that look up to me can help decide what music to listen to or what clothes to wear, I hope and pray it will help them to decide to be safe and take their life seriously.
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I just got two e-mails asking me if “Black” from Flavor of Love is the video vixen in Lil Wayne’s video Mrs. Officer. I thought those were very random questions, until I saw the pictures of Lil Wayne court side with the real video girl at Necole Bitchie, and now I understand the questions. Well, I’m sorry to say that Candace “Black” Cabrera of Flavor of Love is not the girl in the video.
So who is the girl with Lil Wayne at the NBA finals, that is also featured in the video? According to Necole Bitchie, her name is Tammy Torres. She and Candace Cabreara do resemble from a distance. Actually it’s hard to tell them apart from most angles, especially the back angle, but Candace is the one with the tattoos. Let me just say it was hard finding a photo of their face.
Anyway, I will let you guess who’s who from the hints, but here is the real Tammy Torres at the NBA finals with Lil Wayne.
Congratulations are in order for Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan and Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole Murphy. The couple who’ve been dating for over a year are now engaged.
” I have a great relationship and she’s a great girl,” says Strahan, who is a father of four. “I don’t like to talk much about my private life, but I’m really happy.”
Murphy, who has five children with her ex, wouldn’t comment about the plans for her future with Strahan. But he says that though they’ve talked about it, “There aren’t any plans for kids… We’ve got nine between us already.” – People Magazine
The wedding date has yet to be confirmed. congrats!
A then, brunette Christina Milian took some very sexy Maxim shots that have recently been released. The spread is now featured in Maxim’s latest issue. Here’s a sneak peek.
The singer/actress taps into her sexual side revealing some of her favorite strip clubs and what gets her in the mood.
Do you go to strip clubs regularly?
Every now and then. I’m for it. Vegas has good ones. I like the Crazy Horse Too. That one’s literally crazy. Only thing I don’t like about strip clubs is the guys will pay the women to give me lap dances because they want to see them dance for me. The strippers will come over and say, “That guy said he’ll give me $100 if I give you a lap dance.” I’m like, “Hey, can we at least split the money?”
What are the most lap dances you’ve had in a night?
At a strip club in Austin. I think I got four, and I didn’t pay for any of them.
You’re in the latest Bring It On film. Did you use the cheerleader outfit as a turn-on for your boyfriend?
I haven’t brought home a cheerleading outfit. Other outfits, yes, like a maid costume: a cute apron with the mitts and a robe, too. It was red. It was really cute. I try a little bit of everything. I’m all about keeping the excitement in the relationship. That’s why I sing songs like “Dip It Low.” When I’m with somebody, I like to keep it exciting.
Our favorite example of black love in Hollyood is on a media blitz. Check out the lovely couple outside the Ed Sullivan Theater as they hit up the Late Show with David Letterman to promote Hawthorne. The Hawthorne series premiers tonight on TNT at 9/8 c.
Those are some tall heels. Work it Jada!