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After her jaw dropping performance with Robin Thicke a few years ago, Miley Cyrus was back to her provocative ways last night while hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
In true Cyrus fashion, she left nothing to the imagination. She has shocked the world so much, that these looks were expected. She did a wonderful job as a host, although a little awkward moment with Nicki Minaj threw her off a little. She handled herself well during that situation. Watch below.
Nicki Minaj arrived on the red carpet looking great yesterday. Winner of the night in the Best Hip Hop Video category, Minaj made sure that her presence at the award would be the talk of the town. During her acceptance speech after thanking her pastor, Minaj decided to verbally attack Cyrus, base on an interview she did responding to Minaj comments she made about not being nominated for Video Of The Year. Minaj said that her song Anaconda should've been nominated and that it wasn't because she wasn't a skinny white woman. That comment led her in a "bad blood" with Taylor Swift who is always nominated in that category and fits the description. Swift quickly responded to Minaj, a little Twitter exchanged occurred and Swift ended up apologizing. Read more here. The two made up because they performed together last night. Watch a few short clips below of the exchanged between Minaj and Cyrus.
With heavily pregnant wife, Kim Kardashian by his side, Kanye West was honored last night. He received the Video Vanguard Award. The award is named in honor of Michael Jackson. West was presented the award by Taylor Swift. As we all remembered, West bombarded the stage years ago when Swift accepted her award for Video Of The Year, claiming that Beyoncé should have won the award instead. Swift won last night as well and as she walked up to receive her award, West jokingly laid his head in wife's Kims lap and pretended to sleep, putting to rest any repeat of the incident. During his speech he announced that he will be running for president in 2020. Watch a few clips from his speech below.
Speaking of West, his ex Amber Rose, best friend Blac Chyna and Rose assistants made a major statement on the carpet. Due to both ladies past as strippers, the cyber bullying is at an all time high. Both ladies have been very honest and opened about who they are and their past, so knowing what social media would've said about their looks, the best friends decided to go with the "If you can't beat them join them" theory, by adding words that most call them on their clorhing. Chyna was Kim's best friend due to Tyga (her ex fiancé) friendship with Kanye West. Tyga ended up falling in love with Kim little sister Kylie Jenner, which ended their relationship and her friendship with Kim. With she and Rose having so much in common they quickly became friends.
Kylie Jenner also came to the awards to support her brother in law Kanye West, who was honored last night.
Ciara, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora and more looked amazing in the above images. Britney Spears looked amazing at the awards last night. Spears has grown into her own and is considered MTV royalty because we grew up watching her videos on the network. Remember TRL, definitely an MTV icon and music royalty as well. View more images in the gallery below.
Making it a date night, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen looked absolutely amazing. Watch all performances and a more detailed recap of the VMAs
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Christina Milian is a singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and so much more.
The mother of one has been in the spotlight for years, but decided to introduced the world to her lovely family in the E reality television series Christina Milian Turned Up. Camera follows Christina, her mother Carmen, who's Milian's manager and business partner, sisters Danielle and Lizzy.
Via E: "The show follows the family life of Grammy-nominated singer Christina Milian. Her mom and sisters help to raise her young daughter as she tries to reinvigorate her career on a new label."
Danielle is married and a mother of 12-month-old Naomi and 8-year-old Daniel. She revealed to Us Weekly in June that her then-unborn baby Richie was diagnosed with omphalocele, a life-threatening condition where organs form outside the body. She said: "I was told there's almost a 53 percent chance of mortality." Danielle husband Richard Dickerson decided to ignored doctors' advice to terminate the pregnancy, to give Richie a chance. Miracles do happen and they were hoping for that. They wanted to give him a chance at life. Danielle said, "I said to [Richard], 'Could you live with this?' Because I know I can. I know I could be in a hospital every day. As a mother, I will do whatever it takes for my child...No matter how long he has in this world, I could not imagine taking his chance away."
When Richie was born, she shared the happy news of his birth: "Baby Richie has arrived! #prayersup for my #babyboy. He is already a fighter!" A day later, she returned with another not so pleasant message:
"Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear, unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye. I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways."
Her sister Christina also posted the heartfelt message above, on Instagram. Praying for the family.
Jesus Take The Wheel: TV News Reporter & Cameraman Are fatally Shot During Live Broadcast In Virginia
Warning: The video below is not the video from the shooters view. That video is extremely graphic and will not be posted. The video below is from the live broadcast and cut away within seconds. Watch at your own discretion.
For the employees at CBS affiliate WDBJ located in Moneta Virginia, today was business as usual. With an early start on their hands, cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker left the building for their 6:45am short segment with local chamber of commerce, Vicki Gardner. While on the scene, the unthinkable happened.
The interview with Gardner seems to be going well when a gun at close range in the image above, appeared. Pointing directly at Parker. Before she could react, it was too late. She was shot and killed. Ward was also killed.
The video below showed the camera quickly cutting back to the anchor after the shooting, as she looked on in shock.
It was shortly revealed that the gunman Vester Lee Flanagan who went by the on air name , Bryce Williams was a disgruntle former employee who was upset that Parker was hired after he reported her to the Human Resources department that she made racist remarks. He also had issues with Ward. The complaints about racist remarks being made by Parker was not the first time he was involved in such situation. Flanagan filed a lawsuit in 2000 against a North Florida station where he used to work. In that suit, he claimed that his boss at that station called him "a monkey" and other racial slurs. Tweets below were allegedly posted by Flanagan today before killing himself. Police closed in on him, he attempted suicide, but filled. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Chris Hurst, 28, is a public safety and mental health reporter at WDBJ. He and Parker recently moved in together and were dating for nine months. He took to Twitter to Tweet messages in loving memory of Parker. He wrote, 'It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married.We just celebrated her 24th birthday.'
Cameraman Ward who also lost his life this morning was engaged to news producer Melissa Ott. Ott was in the control room when it all happened. Today was her last day on the job, due to a new job in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ward planned on moving with her.
Allegedly Flanagan contacted ABC News shortly after the attack. He send the network a 23 page document, detailing the reason for his actions. He claimed that he, "wanted revenge for the Charleston church shooting and was inspired by infamous mass shooters like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold."
Flanagan previously contacted the network a few weeks ago attempting to pitch a story. That same person per ABC contacted the network again today. He faxed documents that was his suicide note. In them he revealed, "Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.'As for Dylann Roof? You [redacted]! You want a race war [redacted]? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …[redacted]!!!” He continued by uplifting the shooters of Virginia Tech and more.
"Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho [the Virginia Tech shooter]. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin’. Yes, it will sound like I am angry...I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace...'
"The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily...I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!'
Praying for the families and everyone involved.
If you were a fan of 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom, this news is exciting and the happy ending you all were waiting for. After almost six years since giving their daughter Carly up for adoption, years of ups and downs, parents being in and out of jail and being raised in an unstable environment, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have beaten all the odds against them. They are now husband and wife. The two have been together for ten years and met while in the 7th grade.
Lowell was walked down the aisle by her parents. It seems that all is forgiven. Her mother April battled with drugs was one of the focal points of the show Teen Mom. The wedding took place at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan.
The happy couple smiled for pictures as they cut their wedding cake.
Lowell took time out to take images with guest at the wedding as well. She looked beautiful.
Giving their daughter Carly up for adoption was one of the hardest things to do. That moment made the couple TV favorites. A lot of people were rooting for them because although all the odds were against them in life, thier love was able to sustained as such a young age. They are now new parents again, to eight-month-old daughter Nova Reign, who's being pulled in the wagon by one of Lowell's bridesmaid's.
The couple exchanged vowels in front of 154 guest that included their Teen Mom costars Amber Portwood with her fiancé, Matt Baier, Maci Bookout and fiancé Taylor McKinney. Bookout son, Bentley and their new baby girl, Jayde also attended the wedding.
First dance with her father.
Family picture. Such an incredible story of love. Although young, their lovestory is one for the books. I am glad that the happy ending to their incredible journey did happebed after all. Congratulations you two. Wishing you both nothing but the best. May God continue to bless your union.
What A Year: Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Orlando Scandrick Out For The Entire 2015 Season Due To Torn ACL & MCL
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick knee buckled during practice while reaching for a pass intended for another player yesterday. He tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee. He was heard saying, 'It's my ACL. I know it. It's gone," after the unfortunate incident. Scandrick MRI exam revealed that he will undergo surgery. In a text message to ESPN, he wrote, "I'll be back, and I'll be better than ever."
He's had a year filled with an emotional roller-coaster relationship with Basketball Wives star and Fashion Designer Draya Michele who he's dated for a little over a year. The two were engaged a little over a month ago.
Scandrick quickly called off the engagement while Michele was still celebrating, stating that it was a mistake and that he wanted to focus on his career in football. He also filed a restraining order against her, stating that she destroyed his clothing and made threats towards him. He didn't show up to court, she was never served and the restraining order was dropped. She recently posted and deleted images of Scandrick throwing her clothes on the floor of their home during another disagreement.
All of these off field activities were a major distraction, but Scandrick kept training and maintaining. Yesterday changed all that. Michele recently had a radio interview and in that interview, she revealed that the two were back together. She's been wearing her engagement ring and all but confirm the rekindling of their relationship yesterday, when she posted an image of her fiance X Ray, below.
The two have a beautiful blended family. Scandrick has two twin girls and Michele has a son in the middle of the couple in the image above. The little boy on the far right isn't one of their children. Scandrick has a long road of recovery ahead, but he will bounce back. Wishing these two and their entire family the best.
National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, British businessman Chris Norman and Anthony Sadler who is the friend of Stone and Skarlatos all in the photo above, received d'Honneur which is the highest honor of bravery in France. They were presented the award at Elysee Palace in Paris, by French President Francois Hollande. They risked their lives to protect others and prevented a major terrorist attack. French President Francois Hollande thanked the men for taking quick actions and saving lives. He presented the medals and also pinned the medals on them.
The pinning and honoring ceremony.
American professor Mark Moogalian was the first passenger who fought the gunman, wrestling the AK-47 he intended to use in the terrorist attack away, on a highspeed train. Gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani, shot Moogalian in the neck. He is currently in the hospital recovering.
Ayoub El-Khazzani allegedly opened fire on the high-speed train from Amsterdam to France. The 26-year-old supect El-Khazzani, has denied all accusations against him. He is being questioned by French counter-terrorism police department.
More images from the attack. Congratulations to those brave men. Thank you for standing up, fighting and saving all those lives, including yours. Well deserved.
Nicki Minaj brother Jelani got married yesterday and she posted images and videos at the celebration, with her mom, brother and other family members.
While at the wedding or after the wedding, a few not so pleased followers made comments about Minaj hair. Normally celebrities do not take time out of their busy and blessed lives to respond to negativity, but the new social media age, has changed all that. Minaj responded to a few of the "non-fans" and decided on a method that she felt would put an end to people coming on her page and leaving unpleasant remarks. She started to post images of the young ladies who made those comments. See the images below.
The problem is, Minaj has over 30 million followers. She called them her "Barbz" They visited those young ladies pages and left disgusting remarks, going as far as leaving death threats. A few of the ladies had to delete all images on their profile to stop the hateful comments. I decided to block out their names and added a partial block on their faces. I also decided not to post the nasty comments left. Many are wondering what has happened to Minaj, that she is skipping all the positive comments and love she received from her fans daily and responding to negativity. She responded in a few Tweets below.
All parties involved are wrong. I guess this will be a lesson learned by these young women. Do not visit others pages, leaving hateful comments and expect nothing in return. They're humans too and they all cannot be Beyoncé who doesn't even acknowledged such behavior. Minaj non-supporters have found a different way to leave hateful comments without facing the wrath as those previous ladies. They are creating fake pages without their name or image. They're also changing their names, profile pictures on their regular pages and setting their page to private before making a rude comment to aviod public humiliation. Minaj is too blessed to allow non-supporters to affect her this way. People will always have something to say about you no matter how amazing you are. Learning how to enjoy the good, while ignoring negativity will bring peace of mind. I hope she finds that balance.
Walking In His Purpose: Safaree Samuels Interview About His Past Relationship & New Beginnings Back Home In Jamaica
Safaree Samuels is an American rapper of Jamaican descent. He started his rap career apart of a group, but was introduced to the world due to his relationship with former girlfriend Nicki Minaj. He is now an independent artist making a name for himself. With a successful Mix-tape It Is What It Is under his belt, a humble and "go getter" spirit, his perseverance and a strong fan base he named "StuntGang," Samuels is unstoppable.
Interview on the bottom. If updated on the backstory, skip down to watch: Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels had a relationship for a little over twelve years. Samuels stood by her side through it all. Although their inner circle and fans knew they were an item, Minaj never publicly claimed Samuels until they broke up. Samuel did a sit down interview with The Breakfasts Club a while ago after the breakup and told the morning show that, he left the relationship after years of feeling like he was the help and not her man.
Minaj quickly moved on with rapper Meek Mill. Mill has been extremely disrespectful to Samuels since becoming involved with Minaj. He made a video a while ago about wanting to be with Minaj, while she was in a relationship with Samuels. He have her, had the number one album in the country, was on a very successful tour with the woman he claimed he love, so many are confuse why is he checking for the other man if he's happy. The same question is being asked to Minaj because she has spoken not so pleasantly about her ex. Their actions led Samuels to release Lifeline, a song in response to his ex and her current man. Read more on that here.
Samuels did a sit down interview with one of Jamaica's biggest and best entertainment shows, On Stage TV, with Winford Williams. In the interview below, Samuels explained how he met Minaj while in the group, The hood Stars and started a relationship a little over a year after being in the group. When the group broke up, Minaj decided to start her solo career. She loved the energy he brought to the stage and asked him to be her "Hype-man." He was for years and helped with her career until the end of their long relationship.
During the interview, Samuels discussed his start in music. He talked about his father playing music and entertaining local artists was the start and helped fueled his passion for music. He talked about his summers in Jamaica while growing up and his career currently. Samuels also spoke about finally standing up for himself against all the constant and not so pleasant things Minaj and current man, rapper Meek Mill have said about him. He said that his song Lifeline might have worked because they stopped bothering him and if that did not work, he would have released something that would have been explosive. Watch the full interview below.
He is now dating gorgeous actress, makeup artists and model Zashia Santiago. Samuels is back home in Jamaica for business and fun. Watch a few clips below of him meeting his idols, Lady Saw, Bounty killer and also going back to his dance roots.
Samuels and Lady Saw in the video above. Congratulations on all your success. Continue to stay humble as you walk in your purpose. Images and video clips attached are not for commercial use and belongs to all parties listed in the article.
'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child': Tennessee Town Residents Helps Girl Celebrate Her Birthday After Her Friends Are A No Show To Her Party
When Lauren Sassmannshausen planned her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Sassmannshausen birthday, she had love and happiness in her heart for her babygirl big day, but she did not know that the outpouring of love would come from outsiders. She send out invitations and over 30 friends RSVP to attend Taliyah's Birthday celebration. When the big day arrived, only a few adults showed up, leaving Taliyah heartbroken, while asking her mother what happened to her friends and if they were coming. Without any answers to give to her daughter, she reached out to social media and posted the message below:
"Does anyone have any kids that want to come over and celebrate my daughter's birthday with us? Not one person has shown up except a few adults and she keeps asking me where her friends are," Laura posted on the closed group. "It is seriously breaking my heart, we have PLENTY of food and drinks. We don't care about presents, she just wants friends."
Soon after that message, her yard was filled with people celebrating her daughter's birthday. News outlets, major magazines and blogs quickly picked up the story and posted about it. She later released the statement below thanking everyone who came out to support.
With all the happiness going on in Lauren's life and her gratitude to those that made her daughter day speacial, in came the doubters on her Facebook page, leaving comments that she was seeking attention. She quickly responded with the message below.
Lauren, I am happy for you. There will always be people that question your motive in life period. There will always be those who doesn't support you, choose to focus on the positives and those who supported your family by placing a major smile on your daughters face. Don't allow those who have negative things to say ruined this moment for you and your family. We're all glad that she had an amazing time. Happy Birthday Taliyah.
Beyonce is the cover girl for the September issue of Vogue magazine. The wife, mother and one of the world's best entertainer, looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover. She's sultry, sensual, yet elegant.
Giving Body: Looking very sultry and sexy in the image above, Beyonce has mastered the art of being sexy, yet elegant. She has been able to pull-off looks that others may have worn and have been looked upon as distasteful, but she wears those same looks and something about the way her body moves and who she is that lead those same people to scream, all hail the Queen. The entire September issue will be available via Amazon tomorrow August 14 and also in Target stores. The official issue will be released on newsstand August 25. Until than, read quotes from incredible designers below about Beyonce and click here to visit Vogue online to watch video clips from her shoot and read more about her.
“Her appeal crosses art forms, genders, and generations.” —Stella McCartney
“She’s the whole package: primal, rare, delicate, beautiful, and powerful.” —Stella McCartney
“There is a magnetic presence to her.” —Riccardo Tisci
"The most powerful thing about her persona is the unabashed pleasure she takes in her own body: its beauty, its power, its versatility." - Vogue
“The word diva is used for so many female performers, and it often means they have reputations for being difficult, but she exudes charm and a lovable quality.” —Marc Jacobs. Congratulations Beyonce.
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