Tuesday, June 30, 2009

VIBE Magazine Closes

U.S. popular music magazine Vibe, which focused on hip-hip and R&B, is closing immediately, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Vibe's demise leaves only one print magazine covering the musical genres, The Source, The New York Times reported.

Magazine spokeswoman Tracy Nguyen told the Times the staff was to be formally notified Tuesday afternoon, adding it was unknown how many people would lose their jobs as a result. Read more here.

One of the most memorable Vibe covers is probably Toni Braxton's 1997 cover where she appeared "nude." Although Braxton went on the Oprah Winfrey show and refuted that she appeared nude, instead she insisted that her "nude bra and panty" were digitally erased. Either way, Toni Braxton's cover is one of the hottest magazine covers in history! A pregnant Toni Braxton also appeared on the cover in 2002 in support of her album More Than A Woman.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Toni Braxton Comments On Michael Jackson's Untimely Death

Toni Braxton, who has announced that she has completed her long anticipated album, due from Atlantic Records during the fourth quarter, recently shared her thoughts on Michael Jackson’s passing.
“I am deeply saddened at the lost of a legend" states Toni Braxton via her twitter page. “My condolences {go out} to the Jacksons” she added.

Toni Braxton went on to add, “MJ you will always be my favorite artist and you will be deeply missed.”
A close rep to the singer confirmed that she has chosen a title for her album but is keeping tight mouthed about it for now. Braxton’s new album, was rumored to be titled Pulse.
Toni Braxton’s long-awaited comeback album is Braxton’s seventh studio album following behind her 1993 Laface Records (Arista imprinted) debut album “Toni Braxton”, 1996 album “Secrets,” 2000 album “The Heat,” 2001 holiday album "Snowflakes," 2002 album “More Than A Woman,” ” and 2005 album “Libra,” her first and only album on Blackground Records.
Several tracks from her album have leaked on the Internet however the official single off the album is expected in July. Braxton, who wrapped up a photo session for her comeback album is also planning a promotional tour in support of her Atlantic Records debut.
Toni Braxton is highly known for her monstrous hit Unbreak My Heart produced by David Foster and penned by legendary songwriter Diane Warren (Whitney Houston - "I Didn't Know My Own Strength," Brandy - “Have You Ever?,” Aerosmith - “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Celine Dion - “Because You Loved Me”).
Unbreak My Heart solidified Braxton's status as a world-wide superstar and became the 2nd biggest single from a female artist in billboard's history. Recently Braxton competed on ABC's Dancing With The Stars and announced last year that she had signed an exclusive deal with Atlantic Records. Braxton has sold over 45 million records worldwide, starred on Broadway, and has earned 6 Grammy Awards.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Real Housewives of New Jersey Fires Up!

Tonight Bravo aired the season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and it was definitely must see TV. The eruption that happened in this episode had been brewing up the whole season. The girls end up almost in a huge catfight because Danielle decides to bring the infamous book to a dinner lovely dinner that Teresa had planned. Voices are raised, tables thrown and friendships tested, if you missed this episode you totally have to make sure to catch it!

SDW: I think that Danielle was wrong to bring the book and confront the ladies at this lovely dinner that Teresa had planned. We all know she has a problem with Dina, so I think she should have come to Dina privately and talked about what had happened, instead of being very rude and bringing this up at the dinner and causing a scene. Make sure to catch the reunion special next week on BRAVO at 9/8c where I'm sure it will get heated again.

Toni Braxton Preps For Comeback

Megastar Toni Braxton pictured above with husband Keri Lewis at the Grand opening Ceremony of City Of Dreams, Macau has added hit producer Stargate to pin a song or two on her highly anticipated Atlantic Records debut. For those who have been in lala land, the sultry songstress is planning a huge comeback at the end of this year. According to Internet speculation Braxton is set to release her brand new single at the end of June. The Dancing with the Stars alum was most recently rumored to be recording a duet with singer Ginuwine. The As-Yet To Be titled disk is expected to be released at the end of this year.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New iphone 3GS debuts at WWDC

Via Manhunt Daily: "Tech geeks are currently cumming in their pants, because Apple has announced the impending arrival of the iPhone 3G S. Not only is the new model faster and with a better battery life, but it also features...(Continue Reading-Source/MHD)

SDW : I am so excited for this news, I have been waiting for the updated iPhone so that I could finally leave Verizon and make the move to AT&T and the iphone. Kind of disappointed that they did not update the look of the phone though, but alas I can deal. I was also excited about the new macbook pros that now have a non-removable battery that lasts up to 7hrs! Another great product that apple is rolling out is Snow Leopard, which is the newest OS for the MAC and will be available this September.

For more info about the WWDC click here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


So for no particular reason, I have been absent from my blog for awhile... but now I'm back! Let me catch you up on what's been going on with me for the last two months. (Brace yourselves) I had my portfolio show, it went well. I graduated, amazing. I became unemployed, lame. The job search is long and annoying, of course. I managed to secure some freelance work, sweet. Memorial Day passed, now it's hot. Twitter brings me much pleasure, follow me! www.twitter.com/slickrich85 . I have lots of free time, I've lost some weight. I saw Lady GaGa in concert for a second time, got a cameo on a video with her. Kylie Minogue announced her first US tour, going to see her October 12th.

So I think that is a pretty good in a wrap what happened to me in the last two months, nothing too fancy. Well I hope you guys enjoyed that and keep looking here for more updates to come!