Kim Ridley wanted to drum up sales for his 1977 Datsun Z-Series 280Z on eBay. He did what every father would do; Ask his 20 year old daughter to pose seductivly around the car. Check out a few of the photos of Lexxa Ridley and be sure to check out his(now closed) eBay listing with even more photos. The car sold for $7,500.
Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown was billed to headline a Dec. 26 show. But he drew the ire of women's rights groups and opposition lawmakers who said Brown would not be welcome in Guyana three years after his assault of Barbadian superstar Rihanna. Concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment said Thursday that Brown backed out, citing discomfort with the protests.
In 2009, Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna during an argument in Los Angeles. He later pleaded guilty to assault. Since then, Brown has worked to repair his image, undergoing violence counseling and putting out a new album. He has a duet with Rihanna on her recently released record.
On People Seeing Her As Only A Product
Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product. I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.
I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting. Nothing corny or super-sentimental. I just want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you’re going through. I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic, and raw.
On Being Highly Sexual
That comes from my culture. That’s just the way it’s always been, and I think that for people, especially in America, they make it like the forbidden fruit, but that only makes kids more curious….I was a lot more naive about the way I moved and the way I was being perceived. The more you hear people talk about ‘Oh, you’re a sex symbol,’ it just makes you think, ‘Why are you saying that?’ And I figured it out.
On Her Turn Ons
I like to feel like a woman. I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead.
On if she believes the Drake & Chris’ Bottle Fight Was Because of Her
There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.
In a sensationalist ploy to halt singer Chris Brown from performing in their city on November 19, posters have been popping up all over Stockholm, Sweden emblazoned with photos of Rihanna’s viciously battered face in high definition, reports The Hollywood Gossip. *NewsOne will not be publishing the poster, but if you are so inclined, click here. Brown abused then (and possibly, now) girlfriend Rihanna in a highly publicized incident in 2009 that almost derailed his career. He was persona non grata in the music business, but fortunately for him, celebrity misdeeds are quickly forgiven and he was able to use the incident to shape his new bad-boy image. As previously reported by NewsOne, Rihanna had spent the last year ducking and dodging rumors that she and her ex-flame were reconciling, even as their public shows of affection increased. It wasn’t until the “Diamonds” singer appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” that she revealed that she didn’t blame him for assaulting her and was more concerned about him than herself: “I felt protective,” she admits. “I felt like, ‘The only person they hate right now is him.’ It was a weird, confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s going to help him? Nobody’s going to say he needs help. Everybody’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source, and I was more concerned about him.” Brown has since dumped girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, to continue his “friendship” with Rihanna, and they have a single coming out aptly titled, “Nobody’s Business.” Lyrics include the following: “Me and you/ Said ain’t no nobody’s business,” croons Brown, then Rihanna adds, “I want to be your baby/ You’ll always be my baby/ And sing it to the world/Baby give me some/I’m gonna be your girl/And it ain’t nobody’s business.” In an interview on Facebook Live, Rihanna explained the rationale behind the controversial track: “‘Nobody’s Business’ is basically the way I look at everything regarding my personal life. “You know, even though you have to witness it as being documented at every second, it still is mine… this is mine at this point. “When it gets to my music and stuff like that, I will give and I’ll give and I’ll give, and I feel like I just need to keep a little bit for me that I get to decide.”
Rihanna, who recently surpassed Eminem as the most popular person on Facebook with a staggering 62 million likes, gave a live and clearly uncensored interview toWatch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen via Facebook Live. Eleven days away from the release of her seventh album, Unapologetic, she was playful, engaged, and maybe kinda sloshed.
When Cohen asked her to name her favorite Rihanna song is, Riri (who likes her nickname, by the way) took a long pause, and then responded, "It used to be 'Umbrella' before 'Diamonds.' That's a real powerful song to listen to... it sucks you in, even if you're in the club, it fucks with your head." She laughed. "This is deep, I know. I'm too drunk for this shit."
Naturally there've been some questions floating around ever since news arrived of her new collaboration with ex-boyfriend and former assailant Chris Brown, entitled "Nobodies Business." While we'd probably start with a grammatical inquiry, Cohen went for the obvious: "Are you guys together?" Rihanna answered with a curt, "No." So what's it about then?
"'Nobodies Business' is basically the way I look at everything regarding my personal life," she said. "[While I have to accept that it's being] documented at every second, it still is mine. And when it gets to my music, I'll give and I'll give and I'll give, [but] I feel like I need to keep a little bit for me that I get to decide." Probably smart to make a pop song about it then.
Since SPIN sat through the 30-minute video chat, which gave fans a chance to ask questions from home, you might as well get the highlights — from the inane to the insightful:
How does she deal with gossip blogs? "It's like, 'Ugh, typical.' And you brush it off. Some things hurt more than others, or [it's like] this is so messed up because somebody's going to read it and believe it... but you can't even get caught up in that."
Where does she want to be in 30 years? "I wanna be skinny. I wanna be fierce. I hope my tits are still sitting up. That's what I really want at 54. Nothing else will matter at that point."
Does she get nervous before shows? "Absolutely. Every time. Yesterday before the Victoria's Secret show, I was shitting bricks. [Luckily] there was lots of tits and ass to distract me."
Does she still want to be "the black Madonna"? "[She] was very self-expressive, very bold, and very fearless. As a young woman I looked up to that. I wanted to be those things, to be myself and feel free to express myself and not be afraid of what people think about it. But there will never be another Madonna. Point blank. At this point, I'm so good with being Rihanna."
Who inspires Rihanna the most? "My grandma, still, because she's just, like, a complete woman and if I can even make it to half of that, I'll be in great great great hands."
A young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger. Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons' names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama's father was born and where his 90-year-old stepgrandmother, Sarah Obama, resides. Jubilant residents in Kogelo cheered Obama's victory as results from the United States were reported. Shouts of "Hail our Kogelo son" and "Obama is coming, open the road for him" rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzela horns in celebration, the Standard reports. "If Obama did not win, I believe most projects here would stall," Joseph Onyango told the Kenyan media outlet. Kenyans hope Obama's re-election will harken a fresh start for a U.S. relationship with Kenya, Reuters reports. Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years as president—a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters. If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake and baby Mitt meet the U.S. president. There's no word yet if there have been twins named Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Jennifer Lopez may have played a maid in the movie Maid In Manhattan, but she definitely ain’t got time for real maids in real life! A maid at the luxury hotel Melia Duesseldorf found out this the hard way when she was fired from her job because she asked Lopez for an autograph.
According to sources, Lopez was a guest at the hotel while performing in Dusseldorf for her European tour. Hotel maid, Pray Dodaj, spotted her and approached the superstar for an autograph.
Dodaj had this to say: “I cleaned her floor. And I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the bell to get an autograph. But I was rejected by two assistants at the door.
A day later the cleaning company that employed me at the hotel called and said that Ms. Lopez had complained. I was fired right there on the phone! Because of an autograph!” Damn! She didn’t even get the autograph either! The hotel director of the Melia Dusseldorf explained that it didn’t even matter if Dodaj got Lopez’s autograph or not, because “she acted contrary to the contractual arrangements and disturbed the privacy of [Melia Dusseldorf] guests.” I’ll admit that Dodaj was doing too much by ringing Lopez’s hotel room. But c’mon J.Lo, getting her fired from an obviously low-paying (and probably much needed) job just because you’re a celebrity and she’s annoying…seems a little harsh. At any rate, guess that maid won’t be making THAT mistake again though!
Normally when 17 strippers start fighting, you would look.
Meet Victoria Perez. She was part of a 17-stripper melee at a club in Texas. In the middle of the fight, Perez struck a male employee in the eye with a high-heeled shoe. that probably looked like this..
Victoria Perez ischarged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felonyis in Travis County jail Sunday afternoon on $50,000 bail, .And the male employee, will probably lose sight in his eye!!
Moral of the story......you probaly shouldn't try to get in the middle of a stripper fight. Just watch it......really far away,
Juvenile says Lil Wayne wanted to leave the Cash Money label in the mid 2000s and adds that, "Wayne really got beat out of all his money." The Juvenile/Cash Money saga has been a long one. After he began his career as a Cash Money artist, Juvenile and the label have been at odds over financial matters. Now, Juvenile is speaking on how other artists wanted to leave soon after he left the CM ship. In an interview with Complex , Juve talks about how Lil Wayne once wanted to leave too. “When Wayne was trying to leave Cash Money [in the mid 2000s], same thing," he explained. "He was trying to find out how did I leave, what did I do, he wanted to see my paperwork. I was like you can see it, but you’re gonna have to pay me for it now because now I know you ain’t with me. You’re own your own because I’m definitely on my own. If you want the paperwork and help from my end, I need to be compensated for it. [He never paid for it]." Juvenile also added that he feels "Wayne really got beat out of all his money." “Still up to the day, Wayne really got beat out of all his money and took another contract. That’s the part I never understood. I was signed to Atlantic and Jay-Z was excited about that because now we was about to get our own money. That’s what I really wanted. I wanted him to leave. All of a sudden he signed back I’m like, ‘Damn, what type of deal he got working?’" Juve went on to say that Cash Money is still not giving Wayne what he deserves. “If you notice the Young Money/Cash Money imprint, some of the stuff that need to say Young Money don’t say Young Money. I know Baby and I know Ronald ["Slim" Williams]. They ain’t giving up power of their company. They don’t care how big Wayne gets, they not giving up. If I didn’t get it, he ain’t getting it." Juvenile went on to add that he felt Wayne was "scared" to leave. “I thought he was scared [that’s why he stayed]," Juvenile explained. "That’s how I took it. I was like, ‘You don’t have to be scared.’ I’m really from the projects. No disrespect to them, but I’m 10 times more street than they are. They would never go to some of the places I’d go, they’d never turn some of the corners I turned because they’re not like that. It’s two different ballgames. So I’m like, ‘Don’t let them niggas intimidate you. Don’t let that looking hard shit intimidate you because nigga I’m really with it. If you wanna leave, leave. You’re with me now, not them.’ One thing led to another and he signed back, but I took it as he was scared.”
Does the old school style of parenting and disciplining your kids still work in the new millennium?
Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t think so. As a matter of fact, she feels as though controlling kids and dictating what happens in their lives will make them resent the parents versus empower them. While attending a recent event, she revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she and Will Smith have chosen to develop a relationship with their kids that is more like a ‘partnership’ versus an ‘I’m your parent and what I say goes’ type of relationship. She said,
I think that old school style of ‘I’m your parent and I’m greater than you’ doesn’t work. What I establish with my children is a partnership. I’m not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives.
We communicate with our kids in a way that our message overpowers any other message that they get out there. We can’t control what our kids learn anymore. We have to inform them and have real conversations and [create] that foundation of them feeling assured in themselves.
I think for our children they feel like we really care and they come to us and go, ‘Mommy, I’m having this problem,’ and it’s like, ‘Okay, let’s figure this out together.’ And it empowers them.
Will and Jada catch a lot of flack for the way they raise their kids but that method may actually work for them, it doesn’t mean it will work for everyone else. It’s hard to keep up with these kids nowadays, especially with most of them having phones and signing up for profiles on social networks before they even reach the age of 12. As a parent, how do you even keep up?Scary!
Given his history, you wouldn't think Chris Brown would want to associate himself with violence and destruction. But Breezy clearly likes courting controversy: On Halloween, the 23-year-old R&B star and his pals dressed up with beards, turbans and fake guns—seemingly trying to look like stereotypical Arab terrorists—as they swung by Rihanna's Halloween bash at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood. "Ain't nobody F--king wit my clique!!! #ohb," Chris tweeted, linking to an Instagram shot of himself and four pals posing threateningly for the camera. Chris Brown defends his non-Rihanna neck tattoo In the picture, Brown holds a large (presumably) fake assault rifle in the air, surrounded by his crew draped in fake ammo. Although Brown himself provided no commentary on his questionable costume, Mama Breezy was quick to weigh in on Twitter. "HALLOWEEN IS FOR FUN NOTHING MORE THAN JUST FUN," Joyce Hawkins wrote. "GET A LIFE PLEASE." OK, Mom. We still think Chris might've been safer with a less threatening ensemble. There's always next year.