Keeping up with my Twitterers, X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke has been in the studio preparing for her upcoming debut album. She has been working with different producers such as Stargate who she twitters and says:
Oh my oh my ! this song is the ONE!! Stargate man.. U Guys are just amazing! x
It seems that she has also been working with her idol Beyonce. Alexandra performed Listen with Beyonce on the Xfactor finale and Beyonce felt she was very talented and will be huge one day. Beyonce hit up the studio to help Alexandra out on one of her tracks…. word has it she may have done a duet with her.
Oh my GOD I just met Beyonce AGAIN!! And this time i didn’t cry!! She listened to my songs!! My heart is racing! x
Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg!!
I cant even sing now!! Haha
Song is done!! Wow!! Talk about being inspired! Thank you Beyonce! x
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted on Easter leaving the clinic. The couple has been talking plans for a baby soon so maybe they were checking to see if she was indeed preggers or they were planting some get pregnant estrogen in her because Mariah has been gaining a lot of weight and this dress really shows it.
Actress Tasha Smith spoke with Essence on her definition of family, the fast women out there that do anything to get a man and thats why its hard for the non wild girls to get a good man. Tasha also speaks on being in the directors chair with her Directorial Debut of the film “Family“. Peep an excerpt of the interview below:
ESSENCE.COM: What is your definition of family?
SMITH:When I speak of family I immediately think of a support system who can give you a reality check when you need it; a mirror reflection of myself. I believe that we are a result of our family—the people who encourage us and tell us the truth about who we are which helps us to grow through their advice and wisdom.
ESSENCE.COM: Well, they say sometimes you can’t help who your family is, but thank goodness we have some say in the life partners we choose. Speaking of which, how has your dating life been since your divorce?
SMITH:Look at me—I’m a single Black woman. I’ve dated a few different guys for the last couple of years since my divorce and all I can say is that it’s been very interesting. What I’ve found is that so many men, not all but more than not, are oversexed and stimulated. I believe that when the time is right God will bless me with the right man, but I can’t help but ask, why am I still single. But when I think about all the things I hear that some of these women are doing for men in the bedroom it’s not hard to figure out why. There are so many women going above and beyond to get men that the average woman, like myself, who is not open to performing some of these [sexual deeds], can’t compete with that because that’s not the woman that I am. What happened to the old-school daze when men were willing to date and get to know you. A lot of these sisters make it hard for the rest of us. My grandmother had like 16 kids and never had a problem keeping her man. I’m sure she wasn’t doing all these flips and tricks to get a man and I bet you our First Lady didn’t do that to get her President either (laughs).
ESSENCE.COM: Yes, Black love is a beautiful thing. Well, before you leave, we hear you are making your directorial debut. Is that true?
SMITH:First of all, President Obama’s election has taught us to stop being paralyzed by excuses and given us a floodgate of hope. I’m more daring and going after things that I once thought were not possible. So, yes, it’s true that I’ll be sitting in the director’s chair (laughs). The film is called “Family” and I’ve been laboring over it on and off again with the producers. Finally, everything seems to be working out wonderfully. It’s about two brothers who are raised by their father: one has a tragic demise while the other deals with a mental illness. Through their family tragedy you see this amazing journey as each of them deals with internal and external obstacles. I don’t think there are enough stories told about Black men and their relationships and how they build and bond with one another. Although I’m single, I have so many wonderful male friends and family members in my life that I wanted to be able to share at least one of their powerful stories.
I was reading on Rap-Up and they posted a picture of Badboy’s Cassie Ventura with her newly 1/2 shaved do, and then an australian singer by the name of Cassie Davis with the same 1/2 shaved head on the same side. Who rocks it better?? and just for train of thought I wonder who did it first??