Recap: Best Halftime Super Bowl Performance Yet, Find Out Why

 

Boy did we enjoy the Halftime performance brought you by Pepsi! This year’s theme was very colorful and celebrated LOVE. The energy on stage was electrifying and emotional; as Coldplay paid tribute to past performers that have grazed the stage and some are no longer with us.

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Bruno Mars, did not play rookie to front man of Coldplay Chris Martin on Queen Bee herself. His performance, got the audience dancing on thier feet and if you were watching from home, you did not remove your eyes from the screen for one second. Bruno Mars gave us moves that brought us back to the days of Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5.

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Beyonce did not miss a beat either, this talented lady was busting moves from the grass fields with fire blazing in the background to front and center on stage, as she deeps it low, and swings her long hair, she truly made women around the world, proud.

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Finally, Coldplay’s imagination and creativity was ever present at the show. Chris Martin sang from the heart and connected with fans from around the world. ,The entire stadium was on their feet, and for a moment, we actually forgot that we were watching a football game. Well Done!

What Super Bowl? Beyonce Just Released ‘Formation’ World Tour Dates

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Saturday February 7th, Queen Bee shocked the world the release of her brand new single, ‘Formation, a day before the Super Bowl performance. Since then, the singer has been trending online with fans, waiting for her to potentially drop an album in lieu of the smash back to back single.

 

Following a Super Bowl performance from Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, a commercial aired announcing the singer will be going on a ‘Formation’ world tour.

 

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See a full list of North American dates:

Wed. April 27 Miami, FL, Marlins Park
Fri. April 29 Tampa Raymond James Stadium
Sun. May 1 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Tue. May 3 Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
Thu. May 5 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Sat. May 7 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Mon. May 9 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
Thu. May 12 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
Sat. May 14 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Mon. May 16 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Wed. May 18 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
Fri. May 20 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
Mon. May 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
Wed. May 25 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Fri. May 27 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Sun. May 29 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Tue. May 31 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Fri. June 3 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Sun. June 5 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Tue. June 7 New York, NY Citi Field
Fri. June 10 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
Sun. June 12 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

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Coldplay Features Beyonce in New Music Video: Hymm For The Weekend

Coldplay releases brand new music video, featuring the Queen Bee herself, ‘HYMM For The Weekend’. The video was recorded in Mumbai, India. Beyoncé channels an indian goddess dressed in traditional garments with henna tattoos and Hathphool jewelry on her hands. The Hathpool consists of a Kundan-set flower-encrusted bracelet with stone-set chains leading to another flower on the back of the palm. In other scenes you can see her in front of colorful and vibrant flower wall, where she channels her inner Beyoncé, wearing a lace and sequence beaded form-fitting dress. Her look would not be complete without a golden crown decorated with colorful silk flowers, a tribute to vibrant and colorful indian culture.

According to MTV, “Hymn for the Weekend” debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC radio show Monday (Nov. 30), and Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman dialed in after the song aired to talk about his brush with royalty.

According to Berryman, Chris Martin originally wanted the song to be a party jam with lyrics like “drinks on me, drinks on me,” but his band mates didn’t think that would go over too well with their fan base.

“Then the whole story of the song changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would,” Berryman said. “It was amazing. She came in, she did her thing. She’s unbelievably professional. I think she was in and out in five minutes. And we’re just so blessed to have her sing on one of our songs.”

 

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The Academy Announces First Slate of Presenters and Performers for 88TH OSCARS

LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are:

Benicio Del Toro
Tina Fey
Whoopi Goldberg

Ryan Gosling
Kevin Hart
Lady Gaga

Sam Smith

Charlize Theron

Jacob Tremblay
The Weeknd

Pharrell Williams

“Each of these artists brings a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we’re honored they will be part of the celebration.”

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Barbie Releases New Line of Dolls: Curvy, Tall & Petite

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Working-Moms everywhere spoke, and finally Barbie listened. Mattel the creator of Barbie, has extended the line to include 3 new dolls, Curvy, Tall and Petite. This decision came after the release of the ‘Lammily Doll‘ that welcomed the diversity in the shape of a woman. A real woman that is. Say goodbye to the stick figure Barbie, and open your homes to the Evolution of Barbie that recognizes that women come in different shapes and sizes, and yes it is ok.

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The Barbie Dolls will be released in stores Nationwide by March 1st, however they are available online at Barbie.com.

Mattel announcement came Thursday, According to CNN Reports, Tania Missad, director of consumer insights for the doll line made an official statement say, “We have to let girls know it doesn’t matter what shape you come in, that anything is possible.”

The New Curvy Barbie can be found on the front cover of February 2016 issue of Times Magazine. With the title “Now can we stop talking about my body? What Barbie’s new shape says about American beauty.”

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Rihanna Releases Single featuring Drake from ‘ANTI’ Album

Rihanna releases her 2nd single from the ANTI album featuring Drake called “Work”. This will be the eight album the singer will be releasing to the public under the Rock Nation. Except, fans can only expect to download this single directly from the acclaimed TIDAL music stream.

This is third collaborate between Rihanna and Drake. Arguable these two have chemistry and judging from Drake’s lyrics, you never know if these two might reignite their old flame.

Exclusive Interview with Bravo TV Star of Mother Funder$: Amber Bryant

Question and Answer to the interview with Amber Epps Bryant

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WM:  Mrs. Amber Bryant can you tell us about that you do?

Amber Bryant: All the wonderful hats that I wear, well first I am a Montessori school teacher and those are grades 1-3 all in one classrooms. my husband and I also have a freight business. My latest venture, is ‘Stiletto Mom‘, where our mission is “to equip moms and women to help navigate their lives and dreams. Stiletto Mom is the opportunity to be a part of a community that inspires and encourages moms and women to go after their dreams FEARLESSLY and FABULOUSLY! ” and finally I’m a member of the cast for Bravo TV’s Mother Funder$.

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WM: How do you maintain motherhood to the highest standard?

Amber Bryant: For me it’s been a learning curve, I have to stay organized, I live by a calendar, I have reminders on my phone for when I’m supposed to be somewhere or do something, down to the calendar that is on the refrigerator with birthdays parties for the children and if it’s not on the calendar it doesn’t exists.

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WM:  You previously mentioned that you ran your family like a Fortune 500 Company, tell us a bit more about how you do that?

Amber Bryant: A girlfriend of mine told me about 5 or 6 years ago that you should run your family like a Fortune 500 company, as the mother the matriarch or the family, you’re the designated CEO. This stuck with me because a Fortune 500 company doesn’t fail and I don’t want my family to fail, so I do what I need to do to make sure my family is successful.

Amber Bryant provides great examples for mother’s and women everywhere, get the full scoop on our intimate interview.

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The Oscars Issues The Public a Promise, “It’s Time for Big Changes”

STATEMENT FROM ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS

I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.

As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years. But the change is not coming as fast as we would like.  We need to do more, and better and more quickly. 

This isn’t unprecedented for the Academy. In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was about recruiting younger members to stay vital and relevant. In 2016, the mandate is inclusion in all of its facets: gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.

LOS ANGELES – In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse.  The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

“The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.”

Beginning later this year, each new member’s voting status will last 10 years, and will be renewed if that new member has been active in motion pictures during that decade.  In addition, members will receive lifetime voting rights after three ten-year terms; or if they have won or been nominated for an Academy Award.  We will apply these same standards retroactively to current members.  In other words, if a current member has not been active in the last 10 years they can still qualify by meeting the other criteria.  Those who do not qualify for active status will be moved to emeritus status.  Emeritus members do not pay dues but enjoy all the privileges of membership, except voting.  This will not affect voting for this year’s Oscars.

At the same time, the Academy will supplement the traditional process in which current members sponsor new members by launching an ambitious, global campaign to identify and recruit qualified new members who represent greater diversity.

In order to immediately increase diversity on the Board of Governors, the Academy will establish three new governor seats that will be nominated by the President for three-year terms and confirmed by the Board.

The Academy will also take immediate action to increase diversity by adding new members who are not Governors to its executive and board committees where key decisions about membership and governance are made. This will allow new members an opportunity to become more active in Academy decision-making and help the organization identify and nurture future leaders.

Along with Boone Isaacs, the Board’s Membership and Administration Committee, chaired by Academy Governor Phil Robinson, led the efforts to enact these initiatives.

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5 Days – 5 Corporate Looks You Should Know About

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Monday: Yellow Pencil Skirt, with round hemming and mini slit, paired with share pink cotton button-up dress shirt for Her.
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Tuesday – All white from head-to-toe. Tailored All white suit, with Gold accented buttons and dark shades. Completes the look.
Looking For Chocolate
Wednesday – Hump Day! Chocolate tailored over coat, sleeveless paired with a suit dress. Statement necklace to match statement hat. She completes the look, with chocolate loafers comfortable yet chic.
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Thursday is Friday’s Eve. She is in a cotton blouse, with fitted white slacks. Accessorizing with, a tan fedora hat, big gold bangles and hoop earring, and a waist belt.
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Friday – TGIF – Right after your last meeting, head over to happy hour. White Pencil skirt, black short gloves, Hermes bag, and sweetheart black blouse, with a jet black blazer.
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Millennials Nominated & Not Nominated For Oscars in 2016

 

Congratulation to these millennial Actors and Singers, making their way early to The Academy History Books and for some the second time around in nominations and possible win.

Jennifer Lawrence 

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The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey – Movie) – Nominee for Best Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

This was one of my favorite songs from 2015. I feel that this  young man, reminds us of Prince intertwined with Maxwell. When he sings, he truly feels for the woman he is so madly in love with. Listen to the lyrics that worships and adorns a woman.  As a woman myself, I appreciate a man who loves his woman and has discovered ways to poetically memorize her and that is exactly what he does with this song. And it has earned him an Oscar nominations, for best achievement in music written for potion pictures, Fifty Shades of Grey. p.s. the video is very risqué, viewers discretion.

Brie Larson in “Room” Nominee Best Performance by an actress in a leading role

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Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Straight out of Compton – Nominee Best Original Screenplay . 

Actors includes: Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop) as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell (Contraband) as Eazy-E, Neil Brown Jr. (Fast & Furious) as DJ Yella, and Aldis Hodge (A Good Day to Die Hard) as MC Ren.

Sylvester Stallone – Every body’s Rocky! – Personally, Rock III will always be my ultimate favorite movie. In fact, my favorite color was, yellow. Anyways, he is Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, opposite to Michael B. Jordan – The Lead Actor in the Movie Creed. About, The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serving as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

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Jordan, also played lead role in the movie, Fruitvalle, documented after a Oakland California Native, killed by Bart police officers on New Year’s Day. Oscar Grant, a victim of police brutality directed by Ryan Coogler.

Although, both Jordan & Cooper were not officially nominated, it is an honor, to have one of the characters in this young Oakland CA native, movie recognized, under the direction of Ryan Coogler and opposite Michael B. Jordan. We applaud all the people involved with the production of the movie, and praise our two millennial who create waves and notice to the academy.