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Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan Split; I Know Shaunie Is Somewhere Smiling

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Drama, Celebrity Exes, Celebrity Family, Celebrity News, TV Shows | 4 comments

Normally, I am sure Shaunie O’Neal is not the type of person to gloat, but the way Gloria Govan acted during season one of Basketball Wives regarding her relationship with Matt Barnes, I’m sure Shaunie O’Neal may be somewhere smiling just a bit. If you recall, Gloria Govan was bragging about how good she and Matt Barnes had it, and pretty much accused the other women on the show of being jealous of her relationship because she actually had a good faithful man. Months later the two called off their wedding. Weeks later after the wedding was called off, police were called to the house and Matt Barnes was arrested for domestic violence, even though he was the one with several scratches on his neck. Charges were later dropped. Not to mention Gloria Govan’s sister, Laura Govan, allegedly carried on an affair with Shaunie’s husband, and Gloria defended her sisters action, causing a serious rift between Shaunie and Gloria.

matt barnes mugshot Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan Split; I Know Shaunie Is Somewhere Smiling

All I can say, is that things are not always what they seem. Check out the statement from Matt Barnes publicist, when you continue, and tune it tonight on VH1 to see if we can find out any special details…

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Jackie Christie Talks ‘Color Struck’ & Issues With Skin Color

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity News, Videos | 5 comments

Carlton Jordan sits down with Jackie and Doug Christie in an exclusive one on one video. During the video, Jackie is asked about her thoughts on the light-skinned vs dark-skinned debate, that seems to come every year in the black community. Honestly, I found her answers to some of the question a little unsettling, for lack of better word. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the main issue I have with Jackie’s answers during the interview, is that she tends to distance her own complexion from the term dark. She really avoids answering the question regarding her own personal issues or battles with her complexion. Even Doug Christie talks about his issues growing up bi-racial and learning to except being lighter. I know shade is in the eye of the beholder, but I wonder if Jackie had ever has issues with being brown.  BUT, on the other hand, I appreciate that Jackie acknowledges that she has two daughters on both ends of the color spectrum, and talks about how beautiful both of her daughters are in regards to their skin color. It’s nice to hear Jackie say that Ta’kari is beautiful, too.

I know a lot dark skinned girls that have major issues with their skin tone, and I feel unfortunate for them because I think it’s a beautiful color. Dark skin is gorgeous and beautiful.

And when I met him [Doug] people were like, ‘Oh my God,  you’re going to be with a white boy.’  I was like OK, anything lighter than my color is white.

I guess from watching Basketball Wives LA, I no longer get these sense that Jackie is as comfortable in her skin, and she leads on. In case you can’t watch the video above, check out what Jackie says about the beauty of both her daughters when you continue.

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Remember The Kid From “Jerry Maguire”? Check Him Out Now…

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Celebrity Birthday, Guess Who | Comments Off

How could anyone forget little Jonathan Lipnicki?  Jonathan starred along side Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 1996 movie blockbuster “Jerry Maguire”. How long did we say “Show me the money!”?

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Little Jonathan was just 6 years old at the time. This past weekend, he celebrated his 21st birthday. I’m trying very hard NOT to feel old hearing that. He was adorable then…but it’s pretty hot now! Check him out, after the jump…

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Mya Caught Color Blocking For Her Miami Birthday Bash

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Celebrity Birthday, Celebrity Events, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity Party, Celebrity Photos, Celebrity Sightings | 1 comment

Singer Mya was on scene at club Mansion in Miami Beach celebrating her 32nd birthday with The 400 Club and the Birdman. If you want to get Mya’s color-block look, Yakini from Style Me Prissy breaks down Mya’s South Beach look.

Mya color-blocked in a $120 green and blue “Visibly Jess” dress by LV23, pink platform heels, and a pretzel necklace by FUSCHA (similar to the Onch Movement pretzel necklace Nicki Minaj wore to the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Show during New York Fashion Week).

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Mya 32nd Birthday Color Block Mansion Miami Mya Caught Color Blocking For Her Miami Birthday Bash

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Justin Timberlake, The Rapper. Really.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Celebrity Music, Celebrity Twitter, Videos | Comments Off

Oh ok. I think our wishes for new Justin Timberlake music might have gotten mixed up somewhere. Remember when we gave you guess a listen at the some new Justin “panty drop” music? Welp. Justin recently tweeted the video for a new group signed to his upstart label Tennman Records. FreeSol is their name and they’re a hip-hop, rock and soul infused band from Memphis, Tennessee.

Justin Timberlake rapping Justin Timberlake, The Rapper. Really.

While the song is actually not too bad, I have to give JT a HARSH *side eye* for this rap thing he’s doing in the beginning. Yes. He’s rapping. And not only that…he kind of takes a jab at Janet Jackson, yet again. Peep the lyrics and video, after the jump…

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