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Tajah Burton Alleges Rihanna Affair? But There Is Another Star From Barbados?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Celebrity Drama, Read More Books, Rumor Control | 4 comments

Tajah Burton 200x300 Tajah Burton Alleges Rihanna Affair? But There Is Another Star From Barbados?Tajah Burton, a video model, has written a tell-all-book called, Low Down Dirty Shame. In the book Burton claims to out many stars, but doesn’t use any names for legal reasons. Many of the “straight” stars that she has witnessed in homosexual activities, names cannot be revealed because she was under contract with them. Don’t worry she promises to give enough information so that we, the readers, can guess who the celebrities are.

A friend of mine introduced me to this Barbadian pop R & B artist a while ago. I had heard her music numerous times and was a fan of her unique sound. I jokingly told him I wanted to talk to her. He told me on the sly that he wasn’t sure she was into women but that he would confirm.

Well this scenario suggests that Burton had an affair with a Pop/R&B star from Barbados, and naturally webistes are reporting that the pop star in question is Rhianna. Well there is one other “Pop/R&B artist” from Barbados who is more famous overseas than in the states and her name is

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Spike Lee & Wife Tonya Lewis Lee New Children’s Book

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Celebrity Couples, Juicy Bites, Read More Books | Comments Off

Giant Steps To Change The World Book by Lee Spike Lee & Wife Tonya Lewis Lee New Childrens BookSpike Lee & his wife Tonya, have teamed up for another children’s book, Giant Steps To Change The World. We have enjoyed Please Baby Please, and are excited about adding another Lee family book to the collection.
Giant Steps To Change The World

Description: Giant Steps To Change The World is an “inspirational picture book about activism and taking the big steps to set things right set to beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Sean Qualls. Using examples of people throughout history who have taken “giant steps”, this book urges kids to follow in their footsteps and not be hindered by fear or a sense that you are not good enough. Despite the challenges, even the smallest step can change the world. So, what’s your next step going to be?” (Black Celebrity Kids)

Product Highlight(s): Educational

Price: $11.55-$9.82

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

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Mashonda & New Man Michael Honablue Attend Book Release Party

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Wives, Read More Books | 4 comments

Author Aliya S King hosted a book release party to celebrate her new novel, Platinum. The book is about the fictional lives of hip-hop wives struggling to maintain a relationship in an industry polluted with groupies and drugs.  Two real hip-hop wives, Mashonda and Tashera Simmons, attended the party.

Mashonda of course brought a date, and his name is Michael Honablue, and he’s a producer. Not a music producer like Swizz Beatz, but a TV producer.

Mashonda and Tashera Simmons and Aliya King Mashonda & New Man Michael Honablue Attend Book Release Party

Mashonda Michael Honablue At Platinum Novel Release Mashonda & New Man Michael Honablue Attend Book Release Party

For more pics of Mashonda from this event, check out The Chocolate Fashion Blog. For a juicy read, pick up a copy of Platinum at your local bookstore, or click here.

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Rihanna’s Tell All Book “The Last Girl On Earth” Is Not A Tell All

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos, Read More Books | Comments Off

Rihanna Hard Cover Rihannas Tell All Book The Last Girl On Earth Is Not A Tell AllOver the weekend, Amazon.com posted a list of upcoming book releases, and Rihanna of all people was on the list. She is set to release a book called “The Last Girl on Earth” with Simon Henwood, the person behind the Rated R Campaign. So the internet went wild with rumors about Rihanna’s tell all book, and speculating on the juicy details that may be in the book. Well I’m sorry to disappoint most of you, there is no tell all book. Yes Rihanna is coming out with a book, but it’s an editorial style photo book that will be perfect for your coffee table. MuuMuse has the details on the book, and I’m sure it will be a beautiful investment for only $50 from Amazon:

This just in–details about Rihanna’s first ever photo book!

On June 29, Rizzoli will be releasing Rihanna: The Last Girl on Earth. The 144-page hardcover book will be the artist’s latest collaboration with Simon Henwood, the creative director behind the near flawless Rated R campaign.

According to the designer’s website, The Last Girl on Earth is “a photo book documenting the artist’s designs, films and visuals for the American singer.” As for an indication of the book’s quality, if you happen to be one of the fans who’ve already snagged a physical copy of the album, you’ll know that the booklet is just as fierce as the album itself (see example pictured above). {Continue Reading}

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Contest: ‘Precious’ Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire – How Has Love Changed You?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Movie Premier, Movies, MrsGrapevine, Read More Books | 5 comments

MrsGrapevine.com and Lionsgate have teamed up in promotion of the movie Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. The contest is real simple, all I want to know is “How has love changed you?“  It can be love of a mother, husband, child, self-love, or lack of love. The winner will be selected from the comments section randomly on November 6th. The winner will also receive a promotional packet from Lionsgate which will include:

  1. 1 Butterfly PRECIOUS Notebook
  2. 1 Full-Sized Official Poster (Seen Below)
  3. 1 Full-Sized Teaser Poster
  4. 1 Hard Copy of Push by Sapphire

Lee Daniels’s PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome. Starring Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introducing Gabourey Sidibe, this inspiring film will release in select theaters on November 6th, 2009! Watch the trailer below:

Precious Paint Poster Contest: Precious Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire   How Has Love Changed You?

About the movie:

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want.  She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically.  School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out.  Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.  Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One.  Precious doesn’t know the meaning of “alternative,” but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for.  In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

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Tameka Foster Raymon Plagiarized Dark Skin Article

Posted by on Aug 21, 2009 in Celebrity Beef, Celebrity News, Read More Books | Comments Off

aisha curry Tameka Foster Raymon Plagiarized Dark Skin ArticleI would not be surprised if it’s true, every thing that’s done in the dark will come to light, no pun intended. According to AOL Blackvoices, Aisha Curry, the author of Pretty for a Black Girl, claims Tameka Foster lifted parts of her book without credit when writing an article on skin color for Huffington Post. Coincidentally, Tameka Foster’s article was entitled, “Pretty For a Dark Skinned Girl.” Curry admits that there may be a chance that Foster hasn’t read the book, but she believes that chance is slim to none:

“I cannot and will not say she stole my idea, because you never should assume. However, I will say that It seemed like one heck of a coincidence and everything I touched on she did,” Curry offered, before adding, “I just want other people to know that you don’t have to sit around and do nothing when you feel wronged.”

Incidentally, Curry shared that she had sent her book to an Atlanta-based foundation more than a month ago, so the timing of Foster’s story is eerily coincidental.

Surely Curry and Foster are not the first to touch on this topic, and I’m not sure why all the praise. Just read the comments in many of your favorite blogs and you can see this topic is hot. I commend each one for writing about dark vs light skin, but neither have the monopoly on it, and everyone has a similar story.

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