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ABOUT TIME!!! LUPITA NYONG’O is People’s World’s MOST Beautiful

 

LUPITA NYONG'O IS PEOPLE'S WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL!!!
LUPITA NYONG’O IS PEOPLE’S WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL!!!

SHE BAD in the most fabulous way!!! Waking up to the best news ever!!! I am so proud of all of Lupita’s accomplishments, she is truly a blessing for Black Little Girls and Black Women EVERYWHERE!!! 

I know first hand, how hard it is growing up in a world, where White is right and Light Skin is the next best thing. In my life, I’ve dealt w/ not fitting in because of my skin color, being called nigger and more. But, I swear moments like this, make it all worth it.

My mother, Charko is the Founder of Charko’s Vocational Education School of Fashion & Fitness Agency…Seattle’s FIRST Black Modeling School. I heard the painful stories of her being told, she could never become a model, because she was “Too Black”, “Lips Too Full” and “Hips Too Big”, yet she was determined to make it happen. I have always admired her tenacity and strength. She stayed rockin that succulent Dark Chocolate Skin w/ so much confidence, I vowed to be just like her.

It’s crazy, you don’t set out to be a role model, it just happens 🙂

My Sis JazzyFaye (Left), Mom Dukes (Center) and Meeee (Right)
My Sis JazzyFaye (Left), Mom Dukes Charko (Center) and Meeee (Right)

PEOPLE you got it right this time!!!

Check out Lupita’s interview w/ People Magazine Here:

She may have won an Oscar for her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and recently landed a contract with Lancôme Paris, but Lupita Nyong’o

“never dreamed” she would be touted as “Most Beautiful” for all the world to see. 

Best Supporting Actress (2014)
Best Supporting Actress (2014)



“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the 31-year-old says of gracing this year’s cover. And especially, “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.” 

Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong’o first equated beauty with what she saw on television: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Her mother, Dorothy, who is the managing director and head of PR for the Africa Cancer Foundation, “always said I was beautiful,” Nyong’o adds. “And I finally believed her at some point.” 

As a teen, Nyong’o dyed her hair every color – except blonde – and even went as far as shaving her head bald. “It was very strange and very cold!” she says, laughing.

“It was scary but I like to dare myself.” 

Now she says the best compliments are “when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she adds. “And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing.” 

JUST FAB!!!
JUST FAB!!!

Past covers have included, Halle Berry (1st Black Woman to become People’s Most Beautiful Woman), Beyonce and Denzel Washington.

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(1996)
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(2003)
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(2012)

I pray we don’t have to wait another decade 🙂 #BlessUp 

-Lady Scribe of SRE Media Group

@SHeReAdYeVenTs on Twitter

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The Boondocks Returns TONIGHT on [adult swim]

The Boondocks Returns to Adult Swim TONIGHT!!!
The Boondocks Returns to Adult Swim TONIGHT!!!

THE WAIT IS OVER…THE BOONDOCKS IS BACK ON ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM !!!

The Boondocks is an edgy, in-your-face comedy brimming with stinging social commentary and biting satire. The groundbreaking animated series is voiced by Regina King as brothers Huey and Riley Freeman, John Witherspoon as Robert ‘Granddad’ Freeman, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Gabby Soleil, and Jill Talley. In Season 3, guest characters are voiced by an eclectic mix of hip-hop artists, actors, and media personalities, including Bill Maher, Werner Herzog, Ed Asner, Billy Dee Williams, Star Jones, and Marion Ross.

Boondocks is Back Baybeeee!!!
Boondocks is Back Baybeeee!!!

 

Check out the official trailer here >>> (Click Here)

Be sure to tweet me and let us know what you thought of the show!!!

-Lady Scribe of SRE Media Group

@SHeReAdYeVenTs on Twitter

[New Movie Alert] A Haunted House 2 in Theaters TODAY!!! A MUST SEE!

A haunted House 2 | In Theaters TODAY!!!
A Haunted House 2 | In Theaters TODAY!!!

 

Marlon Wayans is at it again, scaring the #2 out of you!!! We had the pleasure of screening the movie last night and I promise you, it doesn’t let you down! From the opening scene to the closing credits, definitely a must see!!!

Now, don’t bring the kiddies, this is strictly for the mature! Pushing the limits of Rated R to say the least. But, I can’t lie…I like it 🙂

A Haunted House 2, opens today in theaters across the country. Perfect for date night fellas, it’s enough eyecandy to keep everyone’s eyes glued to the film 🙂

Run Time: 1hr 27min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Comedy/Horror‎
Director: Michel Tiddes –
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards,Steele Stebbins
Synopsis:
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, this is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines this film is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time…it’s not just the house that’s haunted! 

-Lady Scribe of SRE Media Group

@SHeReAdYeVenTs on Twitter

Make sure to tweet me after you see it! I/we want to know what you think!!! Use hashtag #AHH2 & Your City | Example #AHH2Seattle

Seattle Showtimes:
600 Pine S., Seattle, WA
‎11:00am‎  ‎1:20‎  ‎3:35‎  ‎6:00‎  ‎8:20‎  ‎10:40pm‎
10006 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA
‎10:35am‎  ‎1:30‎  ‎4:25‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎9:40‎  ‎10:15pm‎
700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
‎12:35‎  ‎3:00‎  ‎5:30‎  ‎8:05‎  ‎10:25pm‎
900 North 10th Place, Renton, WA
‎11:35am‎  ‎2:15‎  ‎4:45‎  ‎7:10‎  ‎9:45pm‎
5910 South 180th Street, Tukwila, WA
‎12:40‎  ‎3:45‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎10:15pm‎
1200 156th Avenue N.E., Bellevue, WA
‎12:10‎  ‎2:20‎  ‎4:45‎  ‎7:10‎  ‎9:30pm‎
16451 N.E. 74th Street, Redmond, WA
‎11:35am‎  ‎2:20‎  ‎5:15‎  ‎8:15‎  ‎11:00pm‎
17640 Garden Way, Woodinville, WA
‎12:50‎  ‎3:10‎  ‎5:00‎  ‎8:00‎  ‎10:20pm‎
3501 184th Street S.W., Lynnwood, WA
‎12:20‎  ‎2:45‎  ‎5:15‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎10:20pm‎
426 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA
‎10:20am‎  ‎12:50‎  ‎3:15‎  ‎5:45‎  ‎8:15‎  ‎10:35pm‎
1435 Olney Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA
‎1:20‎  ‎4:40‎  ‎7:50‎  ‎10:20pm‎
2001 S Commons, Federal Way, WA
‎12:50‎  ‎3:10‎  ‎5:30‎  ‎7:50‎  ‎10:10pm‎
655 4th Street, Bremerton, WA
‎1:45‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎6:45‎  ‎9:15‎  ‎9:45pm‎
1101 Super Mall Way, Auburn, WA
‎11:00am‎  ‎1:30‎  ‎4:40‎  ‎7:40‎  ‎10:30pm‎
1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA
‎1:00‎  ‎3:20‎  ‎5:40‎  ‎8:00‎  ‎10:20pm‎
750 NW Edvard Street, Poulsbo, WA
‎12:40‎  ‎3:00‎  ‎5:20‎  ‎7:40‎  ‎10:20

RHOA’s Porsha Williams Gets Arrested for Bitch Slapping Kenya Moore

I hear Porsha ends up wailing on that ass w/ Kenya's own wand lol!
I hear Porsha ends up wailing on that ass w/ Kenya’s own wand lol!

Honestly, it was a long time coming. How many times can Kenya talk about someone’s Husband, Mother, Children, Friends, Careers, Animals and whatever else she can think of, without expecting to get her ass whooped?

I continue to stay down w/ #TeamTwirl, but I sincerely rock w/ Porsha. She may be slow on the witty responses, but she stands firm in what she believes in and I respect that.  so, here’s the get down on the RHOA Smack Down:

Porsha Williams of the Bravo network’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the upcoming reunion show.

ATL police were called to the Biltmore Hotel on 3/27, where Kenya told an officer that Porsha assaulted her.

Although, Kenya was unable to fill out a statement at the time because of filming, an arrest warrant was issued later that day.

On, Wednesday evening at the Fulton County Jail, Porsha turned herself in and was released that night. The charge against Ms. Williams is a misdemeanor. Thank GOD!!!

Lookin' good girl, even for a mug shot!!! Go head!!!
Lookin’ good girl, even for a mug shot!!! Go head!!!

I know her former husband Kordell Stewart is happy she didn’t beat his ass!!! And, we all know he deserved a grandiose bitch slap!

I knew there will be a time, when Kenya will meet her match...Only so much Porsha could take! #PopOffDotCom
I knew there would be a time, when Kenya will meet her match…Only so much Porsha could take! #PopOffDotCom

Well, hear that Porsha claims the battery charges are unfounded and that she looks forward to clearing her name. Plus, she plans to contest the charge and file aggravated assault charges against Kenya.

This is not over to say the least. Stay tuned!!!

Check out the sneak peek of the RHOA Reunion Special, airing this Sunday, April 20, 2014 on VH1.

A Clip of Porsha’s Warning Shot to Kenya | RHOA Reunion (Season 6)

-Lady Scribe

@SHeReAdYeVenTs on Twitter

HIP HOP’s REBIRTH: PAPOOSE DEBUTS “THE NACIREMA DREAM” at SOB’s NYC!

The Nacirema Dream Album Cover
The Nacirema Dream Official Album Cover

Some people get confused between Rap and Hip Hop. However, to the true music lover, PAPOOSE  is the clear difference. I believe Rap only has one main element of Hip Hop and that’s RHYME. NOT Deejay, NOT Emcee, NOT Bboy or Bgirl, NO Loyalty nor Kinship, NOTHING Artistic or Visual, because Big Booties and Fast Cars don’t count as Art that Graffiti holds. Plain and simple, NO real elements of REAL LIFE.

At a RAP Show, I can see them sweatin off mollies and groupies strippin, cause they’ve been told it’ll get them backstage, and land them in the lap of money. At a Hip Hop Show, like The NACIREMA DREAM | PAPOOSE Official Album Release Party, I attended (3/27/13 at SOB’s in New York City), I saw REAL LIFE, unorchestrated moments, like when an audience member felt so comfortable to get on stage and disclose her battle with Cancer, after hearing, PAPOOSE perform his new song “Cure”, featuring Erykah Badu. Along side, radio and media trendsetters like DJ Kay Slay, DJ Enuff , Akeem Shabazz and DJ Juanyto were live and in effect as they gave their support to the Brooklyn living legend himself. And, of course, his manager and close friend Du Love, was head noddin while tweaking any and all details, making sure the party popped off as planned.

Papoose Takes The Stage at NYC SOB's
Papoose Takes The Stage at NYC SOB’s

It’s been 10 years strong in the making. Watching this incredible emcee pounding the blacktop, mixtape after mixtape, keeping his name and more important, his HBM (Honor Before Money), movement alive and relevant in the blurred community of Hip Hop and Rap. Respected by the grimiest character, THE NACIREMA DREAM dropped to thousands of extremely anxious fans, even more like hungry congregation, because the album went to chuuuurch!

Well, the anticipation is over!!! Tracks like “What’s My Name” featuring his wife Remy Ma,  “Alphabetical Slaughter Part II / Z to A” and, “On Top Of My Game” featuring  Mavado, will definitely set the tone of the future of Hip Hop. 

If you don’t have it, you can cop it here  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-nacirema-dream/id607302011 . Feel free to leave comments and reviews. I/we want to know what you think!!!

Jah Bless Our Journey!

Lady Scribe

@SHeReAdYeVenTs | @FutureTrippin 

Yall know I had to get my pic innnnn ;)
Yall know I had to get my pic innnnn 😉

*UPDATE* SOUL CROONER MAXWELL POPS OFF ON TWITTER CLAIMING SOMEONE SET HIM UP!!!

Soul Singer Maxwell

Not sure who the hell Soul Crooner Maxwell is mad at, but I’ve been following him for years and I’ve never seen him like this!!!

He’s screaming a setup??? Someone stalking the man and clearly trying to pin the move of him being w/ this unknown chick! But, who is Richie??? Is that a dude or the last name of a girl??? Hmmmmmm,

Well, I don’t have all the details yet, but I’m on it and will bring you the full scoop! Like he said, “Until the cops come knockin…”, will the world really know what’s going on!!!

Live from his Twitter Feed:

***UPDATE***

Posted a little over 4 hours ago, he claims to be JUST FINE!!!

Blowing off a little steam is always good for the Soul!!!

i’m fine guys just upset no need to worry be well and thank you..

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a rumor about a girl you ain’t with and i aint seen or heard from in a year, thats the motherfucking reason richie really, thats the reason?

now im fucking mad who do you think you people are judge jury and executioner you dead ass wrong for this

you all made that up to get the chance cause in a real fight you’d be broken you are the wackest people in the universe for this one

a rumor about a girl to justify a set up, bugged my phones, sent me fake friends you paid, two cars outside my crib for a bogus rumor really

Facts before Acts

if the request hides the motive of the person, question the truth that you thought you knew..

‏@_MAXWELL_ sent to melt you to your knees.. beg for your forgiveness please.. http://instagr.am/p/RwRIxgxjCU/
A pic of Maxwell from his Twitter Account…
-Lady Scribe
@SHeReAdYeVenTs 

NeNe Leakes Graces The Cover of Ebony Magazine and The Black Community Uproars!

#RHOA NeNe Leakes graces the cover of Ebony!

The lovely and loud NeNe Leakes graces the cover of Ebony Magazine for their “Money & Power” issue. I personally think it was a smart move of their part. She’s honest about her hustle and fully focused on racking up the mula for her family. What’s wrong w/ that? I continue to ask, as I learn the Black Community backlashes both the publication and NeNe. I am a beautiful Black Woman myself and I just don’t get it!

Money (She’s got it), Power (She’s got it)…Seems like she fits the criteria to me…It’s unfortunate that we as a people continue to backbite and discourage those moving forward and accomplishing their dreams. NeNe if you’re reading this, you continue to inspire me and I can’t wait to see what you do next!

Because of Women like you, I will never let anyone silence my voice, nor slow down my stride!

Below is the in-depth article Ms. Leakes gave The Daily Beast! And, believe me…IT GOES INNNNNNNN!

-Lady Scribe

@SHeReAdYeVenTs 

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When ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star appeared on the cover of the latest ‘Ebony’ in a tub full of diamonds, the reaction was fast and furious. Leakes talks about it with Karu F. Daniels and gives as good as she got.

The backlash hasn’t let up since Ebony’s esteemed Power & Respect issue hit national newsstands last week. In the comments section of the popular gossip website Young, Black & Fabulous—where the first image of the cover surfaced—a trove of harsh criticism has appeared. “Ebony magazine has lost any credibility that it once had,” one commenter opined, while another simply asked, “Ebony couldn’t get ANYONE else on the cover???” One comment even called the 45-year-old new grandmother a “Donkey With Diamonds.”

That’s just a sampling of reactions online. On her nationally syndicated talk show, Wendy Williams—who also appears in the issue—spoke out against the criticism of Ebony and Leakes, referring to it as “crabs in a barrel.”

Leakes herself bluntly defended the magazine’s decision to put her on the cover when she appeared at the recent star-studded gala unveiling Ebony’s Dec/Jan 2013 issue at New York’s Lincoln Center.

“I absolutely deserve to be on the cover,” she tells The Daily Beast. “This cover is about money, power, and respect. And it’s about a come-up story and I’m the one that had that story this year … Not only did I come out as a reality star that was very boisterous and vivacious and outspoken and all those things. I flipped that into money and respect. And a lot of people can’t do that.

“But listen to me, definitely all of the negative feedback definitely came from my own; African Americans were the ones that were the most negative,” she continues, adding, “And it’s so funny to me because I would call [the editor] over at Ebony and she would say ‘Girl please, glass houses. That’s all it is. They don’t want to see you on the cover, they don’t really understand the reason why you’re on the cover, they don’t know your story.’”

And a story it is—Linnethia Monique Johnson was born in Queens, N.Y., and at age 4 was sent to live with an aunt in Athens, Ga. Growing up she experienced harsh life lessons as a single mother, a stripper, and a victim of domestic violence. After many ill-fated attempts to become an actress (small parts on some black sit-coms, a deleted scene in The Fighting Temptations), Leakes put aside her acting dreams and concentrated on being the wife of Atlanta businessman Greg Leakes. It was the role, ironically, that made her a household name—and a paparazzi target, and a popular guest on daytime talk shows and comic fodder for late-night television (Late Night with Jimmy Fallonfamously spoofed her on its “Real Housewives of Late Night” skits). The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the show that made her famous, continues to be a ratings juggernaut for the Bravo network, even in its fifth season.

“Those who take issue with reality television’s role in pop culture have questioned whether Ebony made the right decision by glorifying one of its most popular characters,” said Amy Dubois Barnett, the magazine’s editor in chief.

“As the magazine of record for the black community, it is Ebony’s role to both reflect the aesthetics and interests of our readership, and to inspire them toward higher aspirations for themselves and for all African Americans. The November issue featured the Obamas on the cover, and was a perfect example of the latter. The December/January issue featuring NeNe Leakes on the cover is an excellent example of the former.”

Other notables featured on Ebony’s “Power 100” lists include TV personality Gayle King, radio-show host Tom Joyner, filmmaker Tyler Perry, celebrity blogger Natasha Eubanks, basketball star LeBron James, model Joan Smalls, TV producer Shonda Rhimes, Attorney General Eric Holder, author Toni Morrison, and BET honcho Debra Lee.

‘There are a lot of girls on these reality shows who are on there for the purpose of fame. That was never my story. I’m on there for money, because I wanted to be able take care of my family.’

The controversy hasn’t deterred Leakes in any way, however. According to her, it’s par for the course. “It’s true and I know you’ve heard it a million times, [African Americans] just don’t support one another,” she says. “But it’s OK for you to go pick up a magazine cover with Kim Kardashian. She’s my girl. We are cool. We talk. We do drinks and all of that. But her story ain’t no different than mine. You know what I mean? I might’ve worked at the strip club, but she made a sex tape.”

 Never one to mince her words, Leakes is as bawdy as they get on reality television. But like a Kardashian, she’s laser-focused on branding beyond the genre. “There are a lot of girls on these reality shows who are outspoken, they are on there for the purpose of fame,” she says. “That was never my story. I’m on there for money, because I wanted to be able take care of my family.”

Supplementing her reported $1-million salary from Bravo, Leakes recently inked a deal with global-brand licensing agency Beanstalk to offer “fashion-forward, affordable apparel and accessories.” Last year, she invested in Famous Famiglia, an eatery on the new concourse of the Sacramento International Airport. That initial venture inspired her to expand on the concept. “My goal is to hopefully have restaurants and bars in the airports throughout. You know I travel a lot and I became obsessed with the airport because I’m in there every week and I always think about how to make travelers’ lives easier and what restaurants would be quick for them to grab something, or should I put a boutique inside the airport.”

“Oh listen, you don’t have to go out to look for consumers when you put a business in the airport,” she beams about the advantages. “You cut down on burglary and all of that stuff and the consumers are already there.”

Also fueling Leakes’s runaway train to success are her burgeoning acting pursuits. Not only is she “acting up” on The Real Housewives of Atlanta—she says her fights are really her own and she never blames misbehavior on editing (like others of the genre do)—she has acting roles on two hit primetime series—NBC’s daring new comedy The New Normal, and Fox’s wildly popular musicalGlee. Not bad for someone who not long ago was losing out in auditions to the likes of Holly Robinson-Peete, LisaRaye McCoy, Shanice Wilson, and Golden Brooks.

“It’s so funny to me how things like that work,” she reflects. “I know it sounds so cliché, but dreams really do come true.”

Now, NeNe Leakes is one in a million—literally. As the only reality star to cross over into mainstream television, the former Celebrity Apprentice contestant clearly sees what the landscape is churning out: copycats and clones. “WhenHousewives of Atlanta first came out, there were no Basketball Wives, there was no Hip Hop Wives, no Hollywood Exes, none of that stuff. When Real Housewives of Atlanta came out, we were the first African-American ensemble like that on reality television. And right after that, there’s every housewife you can think of: basketball, football, baseball, ex-wives, any and everything. Trust and believe, I’ve looked at their shows and I say, ‘there goes their NeNe’ or ‘they’re trying to find their NeNe.’ I swear I feel like that every time.”

“I have to be honest—I really do love trash television but out of all these reality shows, I always say the difference between those shows and the Real Housewives franchise is, the one thing about our franchise is, you have to have a story line. They want you to be out trying to open up a business, or putting out a product. They want that. On those shows they go from gossiping to gossip.”

Now that she’s found success on prime time, Leakes has designs on the day time. Last week, she co-hosted Anderson Live with Rosie O’Donnell. At the end of the show, the two humorously announced that they were going to host their own talk show together. But was Leakes kidding? She’s said before that she wants to co-host a panel show like The View, with Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, and a male co-host.

“Reality TV is not going to be around always,” Leakes says. “Hell, I ain’t going to be on there always. So I try to think about my future … I need to do everything that I can possibly do because I’m not interested in always being a reality star. I mean, who wants to do that all the time? It will wear you out, child.”