In a Nutshell is a new weekly feature which will brief readers on current entertainment news and happenings minus the pretense and long explanations.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are engaged! Kanye allegedly popped the question on Kim’s 33rd birthday and she has since been seen rocking the huge 15-carat diamond ring. Kanye surprised his baby mama Monday by flying into San Francisco and renting out the AT&T Park for the night. He got down on one knee while her entire family was there and had an orchestra play her favorite song, “Young & Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray while the words “Pleeease marry meee!!!” were plastered across the jumbotron. This will be Kanye’s first marriage, while this will be Kim’s third, but hey! Third time’s a charm. The couple have a beautiful four-month-old daughter, North together. Congratulations!
If anyone has an Instagram and follows pop princess and bad girl Rihanna, AKA badgalriri, I’m sure you’ve seen her impromptu photoshoot in Abu Dhabi this past weekend. She was seen covered from head to toe in black with a statement necklace to add pizazz to her wardrobe while she posed it up outside of the Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Well since then, we’ve learned that officials weren’t too impressed by her photos. Rihanna was asked to leave the mosque because officials felt that the photos violated the “sanctity” of the site. She received some backlash from fans online as well, but the photos are still up for your viewing pleasure on her Instagram page.
A sneak peak of VH1’s “Single Ladies” has surfaced and it looks juicy to say the least. Starring LisaRaye, Denise Vasi and Charity Shea, the third season returns January 2014. The scripted series follows the romantic lives of Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy), Raquel (Denise Vasi) and April (Charity Shea). This season some new faces are introduced on the show, including Houston’s own LeToya Luckett, who will play Felicia Price, founder of Price Management, the premiere music management company in the country. Damien Dante Wayans will also appear this season on this season as David Berenger, manager at Price Management.
Nelly and Tae Heckard have been pretty mum about their relationship for a while now, so when Tae posted some photo booth pics of the twosome hugged up on a bowling date night, it sent Instagram into a frenzy! Nelly and “The Game” actress and insanely beautiful Tae Heckard were seen cozied up together while he playfully bit her ear. Tae posted the pic saying, “Him mad cuz I’m a beast in bowling. #cookienomilk #imlying #ialmostsliddownthelanewiththeball #hehadtosaveme #ibeatblueanddeemarieth” Nelly was on “Ellen” recently and wouldn’t admit to having a love interest, however. This comes as no surprise, as he didn’t claim Ashanti, his girlfriend of about ten years either.
Ms. Olivia Pope herself, I mean Kerry Washington, has been named the Creative Consultant Brand Ambassador for Neutrogena. The #1 dermatologist recommended skincare line has just announced its newest addition to its celebrity roster: Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington. Kerry will act as a creative consultant to the brand, sharing her marketing insight. Kerry had this to say about her latest gig: “The more I learned about the company’s values, guiding principles, and commitment to quality, the more I realized that Neutrogena is so much more than your average beauty company. I knew I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to make a difference in people’s lives. As a creative consultant, I will be able to have a real voice inside this amazing company, which is a tremendously exciting endeavor.” Kerry joins the rank of Neutrogena beauty icons Jennifer Garner, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts and Diane Lane.
Tamar Braxton and K.Michelle can’t seem to let the beef rest. The two have been going at each other for a while now, each calling the other a bully. The latest incident involving the R&B divas seems to have been ignited by Ms. Tamar’s shade on the “Arsenio” show. Although I will admit to having no idea where the problem began, I do know that there seemed to be a truce between the “Love and War” songstress and “VSOP” singer when both ladies released their albums and K.Michelle bought Tamar’s to support her and drop the drama. However, after Tamar Braxton said some snide remarks on Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club” about K.Michelle’s act of kindness, K took to Twitter and went in on both Tamar and hubby Vincent Herbert. Now there has been more shade. Tamar was recently on Arsenio Hall’s new show and when he asked about K.Michelle, Tamar responded: “Kmart? Where they sell Nicki’s clothes at? That’s the only K I know.” The shady response didn’t go unnoticed by K either. She took to Twitter to say: “Yes you know Kmart because that’s where you bought that f*cked up new face.” Can’t we all just get along?
There have been rumors that Ciara and boyfriend Future are expecting. After photos surfaced of the singer from her Paper Magazine N ightlife performance, the rumor mill began to churn that Ms. CiCi is preggers. Ciara, who is known for her washboard abs was seen sporting a baggy leather top in which her stomach looked fuller than usual. In my opinion, it does look fuller than a food baby (a full stomach after you’ve eaten), but maybe the angles were unflattering in the baggy top. I guess we’ll see what happens in the future. Pun intended.
In other news with Ms. Tamar Braxton, her brand new video for single “Hot Sugar” was recently released via VEVO and folks were not too impressed. The highly anticipated video for the trendy song seems to have left fans confused and some have even demanded a remake for the song! The video is centered around an Instagram theme, which is called “Tamartiangram.” I must admit that at the start of the video, the various boxes of Tamar’s different looks were a bit distracting and I found myself fighting the urge to try and enlarge one. However, I was completely here for the fancy gold stiletto nails, long drawstring ponytail and beat makeup. The play on Instagram filters was a “win” in my book as well, but the video did seem like an attempt at a remake of Beyonce’s “Green Light” video from the B-Day album. No shade...