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Chris Brown Reveals “X” Tracklisting

He may have a drama-filled personal life, but there’s no denying Chris Brown’s talent. And fans will now get to hear some new music from the singer. Breezy recently unveiled the track list for his upcoming album, X, which features guest collaborations with R. Kelly, Akon, Kendrick Lamar and Brandy.

You’ve already heard the hits “Loyal” and “New Flame”, so will “X” spawn some more big hits for Brown?

Here is the full X track list:

1. “X”
2. “Add Me In”
3. “Loyal” (Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)
4. “New Flame” (Feat. Usher & Rick Ross)
5. “Songs On 12 Play” (Feat. Trey Songz)
6. “101 (Interlude)”
7. “Drown In It” (Feat. R. Kelly)
8. “Came To Do” (Feat. Akon)
9. “Stereotype”
10. “Time For Love”
11. “Lady In a Glass Dress (Interlude)”
12. “Autumn Leaves” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
13. “Do Better”
14. “See You Around”
15. “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”
16. “Body Shots”
17. “Want You To Want Me”

Deluxe Edition:
18. “Lost In Ya Love”
19. “Love More” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
20. “Don’t Think They Know” (Feat. Aaliyah)
21. “Fine China”

Will you be checking out Chris Brown’s X album? I must admit, I am a huge Chris Brown fan (music-wise) and will more than likely be cranking this one up.

Budweiser #MadeInAmericaFest Features A HUGE Lineup!

It is one of the most amazing times of the year for music fanatics. It is time for the two-day Budweiser Made In America festival in Los Angeles and this year it is over the Labor Day weekend! Not only do I love this festival because of the wide array of musical acts, the festival benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles AND the Budweiser Made in America festival is the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts. This year’s East Coast festival will take place in Philadelphia.

The lineup this year includes: Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellow Claw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt AND A Tribe Called Red.

This year’s Cause Village Vendors include: Shawn Carter Foundation, United Way, Headcount, Budweiser Veterans, Tyler Robinson Foundation (Imagine Dragons charity), Dogs without Border, Hire LA, Food Forward, United States Green Building Council, LIFT Los Angeles, Skid Row Housing, LA Street Car and LA Street Gallery.

For 2 day tickets for LA go HERE.
For a single day ticket for LA – August 30, go HERE.
For a single day ticket for LA – August 31st, go HERE.

For more information, check out the Budweiser Made In America Fest website HERE.

Which artist are you most looking forward to seeing or which of these artists would you like to see perform live?

Note: This post is sponsored, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Kim Kardashian: Reason For Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s Split?

Well, things are not looking good for Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s six year marriage. On Thursday Cannon did confirm that he and MC were separated and “living in separate for a few months”.

Even though we aren’t hearing a definite reason for the split, Nick is saying that his “main focus is his kids”.

And that is great and all, but is Kim Kardashian the reason for their ultimate split or were those cheating rumors on his part true?

All I can say is I knew damn well that things were going to get awfully messy at home after this interview:

Yes, he mentioned that he did the deed with Kim Kardashian.

After that interview went down, you know things back at the ranch were bad and Nick even admitted he made a mistake opening his big mouth. He told Australia’s 2DayFM, “I thought I was being coy and cunning by naming someone or people that I actually was in a relationship with. The world knew these, these weren’t like names that, you know, I pulled out of a hat – these are people you’ve seen me on red carpets with, engaged, in love and all of that stuff, so wasn’t like it was new information. You know sometimes, as my wife says, sometimes I should just keep my big mouth shut.”

Even though I do not think Kim Kardashian was the ultimate reason for Nick and Mariah’s split, I do think Nick’s mouth got him in a lot of trouble on more than one occasion.

Not all the jewelry in the world could fix his public spewing of the mouth.


So what do you think? Is this a permanent split for these two?

Usher is Cigar Aficionado’s September Cover: Talks Justin Bieber’s Trouble, “The Voice,” and more

Between his platinum records, his dance moves, and his stewardship of talent on “The Voice,” the entertainer called Usher is the whole package. And, oh yeah, he has those eight-pack abs. The story is featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue, on newsstands August 26th.

Check out the highlights from the interview below:

On former protégé Justin Bieber, who has run into trouble lately: “We’re all God’s children. I can only imagine. I mean, it’s a crazy journey at any age. Who knows what would have happened to me or if I’d even be having this conversation from this perspective.”

On his famous 8-pack abs: “I was always athletic and, you know, everyone wants something they’re known for. But I was 5-foot-8. It wasn’t going to be basketball or football. So it was my abs.”

On coaching Josh Kaufman, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice:” “I get bragging rights as the one who won, after six seasons of it ping-ponging back and forth between Adam and Blake.”

On “Yeah,” his multimillion selling song from his 2004 album, “Confessions:” “It was not an automatic hit, at least to me, which is funny considering how massive it turned out to be. When I first got the song, it came from a producer who always gave everybody the same sound. The demo he gave me sounded like the same thing he was giving to everybody else. So I asked him if he could redo it—and when he did, it sounded like something that would be a hit record.”

On how the Internet has killed the music industry: “The Internet has killed the music industry. People don’t wait in line anymore at a Target or a Tower Records for a new CD to be released; they just download it. When you see companies like Blockbuster and Tower going out of business, you know the industry has changed.”

On what inspired him to make universally appealing music: “I was 8 or 9 and I was enjoying Michael Jackson and so was my mother. And so was my grandmother. How’s that possible? That, to me, represents success: when you manage to be part of the conversation with all ages.”

On his cigar-smoking style: “I like the smell and taste of a good cigar. It’s a great fit that truly celebrates the occasion. And there’s nothing better, when you’re in a space where you’re being creative. There’s something about savoring a moment, rather than wracking your head to find a creative solution. I’m too young to consider myself a connoisseur. I just enjoy smoking cigars. And I’m not blowing smoke up your ass.”

Rihanna Reveals Her Pick For “World’s Sexiest Woman”

At 26, Rihanna is the most-streamed female artist on Spotify, with more than 10 million albums sold, 13 number one singles, and seven Grammy awards. And that’s just the music. With her frosty new Viva Glam collection for M.A.C, everything Rihanna touches turns platinum. From the fall runways to Twitter feeds worldwide, Rihanna’s influence is impossible to ignore, and her fans now have access to that magnetism via her new collection. In the September issue of ELLE, Julie Schott, ELLE’s Beauty and Fitness Editor, chats with Rihanna about her beauty secrets and favorite products, her picks for Hollywood’s sexiest women and men, and her new Viva Glam collection for M.A.C.

Via Elle:

Rihanna on her picks for “world’s sexiest woman”:
“Penélope Cruz is the shit. If I could wake up and look like her tomorrow, that would be great. Mia Wallace [Uma Thurman’s Pulp Fiction character] is gangsta. She’s epic. I’m going to do that bob again. Those bangs.”

Rihanna on words she lives by:
“‘Avoid obviousness.’ That is a quote by Leonardo DiCaprio. That’s what makes you create something, that’s the excitement, that’s the thrill.”

Rihanna on her favorite product:
“Lipstick. It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid—they won’t notice when you’re not.”

KimYe Has Karl Lagerfeld Wrapped Around Their Fingers: North West Is Now A Baby Model!


It seems as if KimYe have Mr. Karl Lagerfeld wrapped around their fingers. And Kim and Kanye are already throwing their child into the public limelight to make that money of her own.

Baby North West is officially a baby model and has made her debut in the fall issue of CR Fashion Book. I can’t help but admit that the 13-month-old tot looks adorable in the black-and-white photo, which captures Miss North wearing a Chanel brooch and bag along with Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.

On the photo above the fashionista reads, “North West. The Future,’ with Karl Lagerfeld’s quote, “It’s never too early to care about fashion!”

Yes, she does look cute. And, are you really that surprised that she is already rocking a fashion ad?

What Sofia Vergara Spends on Beauty: You May Be Surprised!

It’s time. The super-honest Modern Family star reveals her hour-plus primping routine and the DIY move she secretly does in her car.

Via Via Redbook Mag:

Sofia Vergara on ever considering plastic surgery:
“Why not? I mean, not yet, but maybe [I’ll do] my under-eye bags in my 50s. We’ll see what I need, but I’m not saying no.”

When Redbook asked if there are days where she doesn’t feel like getting glammed up:
“Not really, no. I don’t always curl my hair or wear false eyelashes, but I do full makeup every day and I always have. It takes me about an hour and 15 minutes to get ready. I take my time – I like showering, scrubbing, bubbling. Everyone is always rushing me! They’ll lie about when an event starts to try to get me there on time. But I always know, so I don’t give a damn.”

The part of getting ready that she doesn’t like:
“Manicures. I don’t have the patience for someone to give me one. So I’ll paint my nails in the car on the way to the Golden Globes or to the airport.”

Susan Schneider, Robin Williams’ Wife Devastated After Robin’s Death


My heart goes out to Susan Schneider, Robin Williams’ wife who was left behind after Robin is said to have committed suicide. I don’t even know what to say right now other than I too, am devastated to hear of Robin William’s death. He was an amazing talent, comedian and person.

According to TMZ.com,

Robin Williams has committed suicide. The comedian killed himself in Tiburon, in Northern California. According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office … authorities found William’s body inside his home. They say he was found unresponsive. He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia.

Williams was last seen alive at his house at 10 PM Sunday night. Robin went back to rehab last month to focus on his sobriety. We’re told alcohol was an issue. Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the early ’80s but was sober for 20 years.

Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider, says, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”

Robin’s last tweet was on July 31 … wishing his daughter Zelda Rae a happy 25th birthday. He posted a #tbt instagram pic of himself holding her as a child. Williams was 63.

I had the honor of meeting and interviewing Robin Williams at the Starkey Hearing Foundation gala last year and I must say he was everything you would expect him to be…sweet, genuine and oh so hilarious. Rest in peace, Robin. You will never be forgotten.

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Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Book To Include Racy Photos She Sent To Kanye


She’s looking for yet another way to make money and apparently she thinks people are going to shell out cash for a book of just her selfies. Really??!!

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh was with Kim Kardashian on the blue carpet at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, where sisters Kylie and Kendell Jenner joined her as they celebrated Kylie’s 17th birthday.

Kim talked about her upcoming selfie book. “Selfies are so fun. I have accumulated so many selfies over the years that no one’s seen… there’s even a section of all the selfies I sent Kanye over the years, really racy ones. He kept them, and they might make the book. We’re also including my iconic bikini selfie that everyone freaked out about. It took probably 10 selfies to get that one that I posted, so I’m putting in all the ones that didn’t make it.”

The reality TV star also dished about her recent Twitter confession that she needed to lose weight.
Kim explained, “I’m pretty open and I love to get motivation from my fans. I think every girl… can understand when their clothes just don’t fit right and you just let go, even if you look okay you just know you are a couple pounds off.”

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star said she was looking through photos of herself five years ago when she was 20 pounds lighter. “I definitely love the curves, my butt’s a little too big right now, so I just need to lose 5 or 10 pounds.”

She did admit she does want a sibling for daughter North. “I grew up with siblings and I know what it’s like to have that brother or sister that just understands everything… we’re just having so much fun with our daughter. I want another one. I hate that pregnancy thing, but I’m going to have to go through it again.”

Is anyone else Kim Kardashian’d out? Would YOU buy a book of Kim Kardashian selfies?

Beyonce Tries To Stop Divorce Talk In New Instagram Photo?


There have been rumors galore that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s marriage have been on the rocks and that the two stars are heading for the big “D”.

Instead of “speaking out” on reports, Beyonce is using social media outlet Instagram to try to make us all think that everything is okay with their marriage.

Bey sported a “Carter” jersey in honor of her husband and showed off the photo of herself on Saturday.

As Us Weekly exclusively reported,

Beyonce and Jay Z, 44, avoided each other toward the end of their final On The Run tour date. “They stayed separately in both New York and L.A. for several nights,” an insider previously told Us. Not to mention, Beyonce has been scouting out NYC apartments with “no Jay Z in sight.” On the other hand, a pal told Us the couple’s marriage is intact. “They are happy,” the insider told Us of Blue Ivy’s parents. “They have issues, like every other couple.”

Well they have been together for 29938 years. I imagine their relationship isn’t perfect. Here’s hoping they work out whatever it is they are going through.

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Kristen Stewart Explains Why She Never Smiles For a Paparazzi Photo

For the September issue fashion extravaganza, ELLE and photographer Michael Thompson took over Fields Market in West Hills, California, turning aisles of organic produce, tuna cans, and soda into an everyday-glam backdrop for Kristen Stewart’s cover shoot. At once the ultimate tough girl and the vulnerable everygirl, Stewart has been bringing emotional, undeniable real characters to the big screen for more than a decade. She has millions of fans and a slew of new projects big and small, but the actress’s most impressive feat to date may be her ability to tune out all the noise and just be herself, no matter what.

Writer Lili Anolik spoke with Stewart about her world and what it’s actually like to be, well, Kristen Stewart—discussing among other things; if having a private life is even possible for someone like her, how the sudden fame brought on by the Twilight phenomenon shaped her and her public image, and what actually makes her want to “fucking hang out and chat all day” with strangers.


Check out the highlights from the interview below via Elle.

Stewart on letting her career evolve naturally:
“Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory—like, as if you’re going to miss out on some wave or momentum—then you’re never doing anything for yourself anyway. Then you’re truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You’re turning yourself into a bag of chips.”

Stewart on not being able to please all the people, all the time:
“Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo—not that I ever would—that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They’d be like, ‘now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?”

Stewart on when she realized how big Twilight would be:
“The day the movie came out there was a picture of me—in the New York Post, I think. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog. And I was like, Oh shit, well, I have to be aware of that.”

Zoe Saldana Talks Children, What Makes A Man Sexy And Her Sci-Fi Career

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Zoe Saldana flashes a radiant smile on the cover of the September issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, on newsstands nationwide August 12th. The Guardians of the Galaxy star poses in a Julien MacDonald dress and speaks to the magazine about her children with husband Marco Perego, what makes a man sexy, and how she feels about her sci-fi career.

Via Cosmopolitan for Latinas:

On whether her children with husband Marco Perego will learn to speak Spanish:
“Of course [our children] will speak the languages that we speak; my sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we’re able to understand Italian and Portuguese. But I’m going to have to make a conscious effort to speak Spanish to my children, because I speak Spanglish.”

On loving her age:
“At 35, you make better choices in men or partners, divorce people and situations that are not right for you, and learn to say ‘no’ with a smile.”

On what makes a man sexy:
“A man who has a natural respect for women – I don’t want a man who worships me: Stay away from those. Worshipping doesn’t count as really seeing me. I like men who work with women, are challenged by women, learn from women.”

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On the most essential quality for a good sex life:
“To be uninhibited. I’m not talking about bringing in a third person or watching porn all night: That’s what leads people to believe they are amazing in bed when they’re the worst ever. Pornography is not sex education – it’s the opposite! Don’t allow insecurities to close you off. Be creative.”

On how being Latina affects her relationships:
“It’s one of the biggest factors about me: the fire, the passion, the “in your face” quality. I’m not going to say, ‘Whatever you want, whatever you say.’ I’ll say, ‘You know what I think? I feel this.’”

On debating whether or not to accept her now famous role in Avatar:
“When you’re younger and offered a part like that, you will have a moment of vanity, like, ‘Nobody’s gonna see my face.’ And at that moment you have to ask yourself, am I a celebrity? Or am I an artist?”

Credit: Alexei Hay

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Romance, Hair Extensions and Sex Symbols In New Interview

Daniel Radcliffe — whose latest step in the path to breaking away from his “Harry Potter” alter ego is his romantic comedy debut, “What If” — turned 25 in late July. In the lead up to the film’s Aug. 8 release the former child star chatted with Wonderwall about being too boring for the paparazzi, why his birthday is always kind of a bummer, his go-to romantic gesture, those horrible hair extensions and more. Keep reading for the highlights.

Via Wonderwall:

On being too boring for the paparazzi:
“Going to a club filled with celebrities and with paparazzi hanging out outside is not my idea of fun. I wouldn’t be able to have a good evening knowing that there are a lot of people waiting to take photos outside. So I guess I’m kinda selective about where I go. But other than that, there is no secret to [staying off the radar]. Sometimes paparazzi find out where you are or take pictures, but on the whole, generally I live sort of too low-key a life for them to be particularly interested in me — which is great!”

On why his birthday is kind of a bummer:
“It is weird to think of me turning 25, I suppose, to certain people. I think I’m gonna be in the unenviable position of forever making people feel really old because any time somebody asks me how old I am and I tell them, it just depresses them nowadays. I think that’s gonna stick around for a while.”

On making romantic gestures:
“I think the smaller moments are generally the ones that make up a relationship on the whole rather than grand romantic gestures. I’ve visited people and surprised people before, but not quite to the degree of just surprising them in another country [like his character in 'What If']. I was raised to do stuff like [opening doors for women] and to stand up if a woman comes to the table — you should obviously stand and introduce yourself rather than just sitting. Whether that counts as romantic or just polite, I’m not sure.”

On the hair extensions he was forced to endure earlier this year:
“I won’t lie, I was very happy to be back to looking normal. I honestly don’t know how or why any man would choose to grow his hair that long voluntarily. If you don’t look after hair like that well or regularly, you end up looking like a mess very, very quickly –which I was kind of fine with. … I actually liked the long hair for my own personal life for walking around because it makes me a lot less recognizable. But generally speaking, I was definitely very happy to have them taken out and to be back to my own short hair. By the time I was taking them out, I was so ready to get them out that the slight pain of having them all pulled out was worth it.”

On male Hollywood sex symbols, a topic his character discusses in ‘What If’:
“I suppose George Clooney really [is the ideal]. He’s sort of the epitome of cool and that Hollywood leading man thing. But I do think Bruce Willis is a pretty good analogy. He’s sort of pumped up to be the archetypal Hollywood leading man action hero kind of guy. But he’s also a really good actor as well. I think it’s good to look up to him.”

On whether or not he thinks men and women can ever really be just friends:
“I think they absolutely can. I’ve got loads of platonic friendships with female friends. I think the real question is whether friends who are very romantically or sexually attracted to each other can ever just be friends. I think that is a different issue. If you’re falling in love with somebody, you’re never going to be able to keep that to yourself entirely for the rest of your life. You’re either gonna have to talk to them and deal with it, have a conversation about it — or talk to them and then have them stop talking to you.

On how he unwinds during his time off from work and how he maintains his energy in spite of his hectic schedule:
“I watch a lot of sports. I’m very busy, so with any of my time off, I generally just try to see friends and catch up with people ’cause those moments where you can just sit down with friends and chat and catch up are few and far between. So that’s how I relax and have fun really. And in terms of keeping my energy up: I was just born a quite energetic person — and it’s suited me very well throughout my career!”

On his surprising love of American football:
“I’m a huge, massive American football fan. The Giants are my team, but I’ll watch any game. I love it — college football as well. I’ve gotten into hockey recently. I really like that. The two things I just can’t seem to get into really are baseball and basketball. … I don’t really have the attention span for [them]. The last two minutes of any basketball game are always kinda tense and great, but I could do without watching the rest of it.”

Daniel Radcliffe on playing a normal guy for the first time in his film ‘What If’:
“It was lovely. It was incredibly refreshing to play somebody who lives in this century and is just on the whole a very normal guy. … It was unlike any job I’ve ever done before. Normally, there are at least a few times per film that I’ll arrive to set with a real sense of having to psyche myself up for the day to really get into a dark mindset for some of the stuff I’ve done in the past. For this, my job was to basically turn up every day and make [co-star] Zoe Kazan laugh.”

On his average Joe wardrobe in ‘What If’:
“It’s sort of just an occupational hazard being an actor growing up in England: You will end up doing a lot of period stuff — because we have sets already made. So, yeah, there was something incredibly refreshing and nice about how normal this character was and not having to wear a robe or a three-piece suit with a watch or something like that. I don’t think Wallace [my character] and I are particularly similar, but we’ve definitely got very similar senses of humor — and probably a similarly low-key way of dressing in our own time.

Daniel Radcliffe on debuting his comedic side in ‘What If’:
“I grew up watching comedy. That’s the thing that I gravitate toward watching most. So I was actually really excited to get a chance to show off that side of myself that I didn’t think people had really seen before. [There] definitely wasn’t any anxiety around it. It was actually more just very exciting.”

You’ll Never Guess What Naomi Watts Is Scared Of

Naomi Watts is the picture of elegance on the cover of the September issue of Town & Country, on newsstands nationwide August 12th. Watts, who is set to star in the next installment of the Divergent franchise, speaks to the magazine about not making it big in Hollywood until she was 33, her fear of auditions, and self-acceptance.

Check out the highlights from the interview below.

Via Town and Country:

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On her fear of auditions:
“I’m an anxious person, and I hate being put in a position where I’m being tested. If I feel safe, I can be me, but if I don’t feel safe, I try to please.”

On pressure to get plastic surgery in Hollywood:
“I’m really just feeling my way. This being an industry town, that self-consciousness just pervades. There are days when I feel victorious that I have, you know, gotten this far [without plastic surgery]. But there are a million days when I look in the mirror and think, ‘I’m going to do it.’”

On accepting the role of Evelyn, mother of Theo James’ Four in the Divergent franchise:
“I’d rather be a character actress and have longevity – as much of it as I can – than kid myself into believing I’m always going to be a leading lady, you know?”

On self-acceptance:
“If only I’d known back then, over those 10 years of trying to prove myself, what I know now, which is just be you. I didn’t trust that me was what people wanted.”

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Photo credits: Victor Demarchelier