If you haven’t noticed it’s really been a slow news week, this week and last week. Here are few hard working celebs out and about and around town. Kim Kardashian was spotted at Scoop NYC with cameras in tow, more filming for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Rihanna hits up Barnes & Nobles to sign copies of her new coffee table book Rihanna: Rihanna. The book will focus on highlights of Rihanna as a fashion icon during her last world tour. Rosario Dawson hits the red carpet at the premiere of Unstoppable, and Selita Ebanks is no longer Kanye’s Phoenix at Ron Barcelo Gran Platinum Party.
DISCLAIMER: This not a negative commentary on Alicia Keys, it’s a negative commentary on Me (Mrs. Grapevine). It’s about me learning to be more positive and search for ways to see Alicia Keys in a more round view instead of a myopic one. She doesn’t need to change, I need to change.
Alicia Keys writes a blog post about being a mother, and of course it’s about how beautiful and wonderful motherhood is. I will let you read the quote because it is beautiful, but it finally hit me why I can’t connect with Alicia Keys and her music:
Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.
Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.
I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things.
I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…
And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary! Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance?
I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!
Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.
I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
And I can’t believe he’s mine!
Most people would be like awwwww, but something is wrong with me.
Rihanna is a happier and stronger person today than she was two years ago, and she’s finally opening up and moving on from the assault she encountered at the hands of ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. In the December Issue of Marie Claire UK, the beautiful pop star admits to crying many nights, and finally having an epiphany serving as her wake up call:
‘I was very lost. I have to say I felt really confused. It was really strange because…’ Her eyes begin to well up then she scolds herself for being upset. ‘Aaagh!’ she exclaims outloud. ‘I hate talking about it but it was really crazy because I felt so out of touch with myself and when that happens…’ It’s just this one empty vase. I felt like an empty vessel.’ Tears fall down her face but she tells me it’s alright. ‘I’m just… I feel like… I smile for real this time. ‘Eventually, I remember waking up one day and I knew I was over it. One day. I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it.
As you can see from the quote, you never get over domestic abuse–it stays with you, you just learn to transform the negative thoughts and move on. Rihanna also opens up about dealing with the media, rumors, and the negative comments regarding her assault:
A few days ago Chris Brown was a charity event benefiting the Special Olympics; he just released a video for Yeah 3X showing off his dance skills and his love of fashion; and last night he was at the Broadway Opening of Night ‘Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles’. I like this look on him…