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Designer Alexander McQueen Dies

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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Very sad news on the first day of New York Fashion week:  British designer Alexander “Lee” McQueen, was found dead in his London home this morning.

According to reports McQueen committed suicide, it is believed that he hung himself.   The designer’s death comes just days after his mother passed away. His contemporary line McQ, was scheduled to be shown at New York Fashion Week today, but the presentation was canceled. McQueen’s Paris collection was scheduled to be shown on March 9th.

Extreemly tragic news for such a talented and young person. Alexander McQueen was truly one of the world’s top fashion designers and you’d be hard pressed to find a red carpet where at least one celebrity wasn’t wearing one of his innovative dresses, shoes or other clothing staples. His fashionista following includes a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Amerie, Estelle, Mary J. Blige and even First Lady Michelle Obama.  Below we take a look back at some of these celebs rocking Alexander McQueen.

RIP.

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Mary: Kendu’s Not Leaving

Published by Runteldat on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:00 am.

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Once reports surface that you socked your husband in public because he flirted with a waitress (or fought with your brother, but the former makes for a more interesting scenario), I imagine it makes sense to do a little damage control. Well, in their case…more damage control.

When someone hit up Mary J. Blige on Twitter to warn her not to get a divorce, she let it be known that her husband Kendu Isaacs is sticking around for the long haul.

See the Twitter exchange:

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Fan: “plz sty married! i luv yallz

The Queen: “he ain’t going no where, no where….Lol”

Good for Mary. All of the people out there hoping she drops divorce papers on Kendu and calls K-Ci Hailey for another duet, stop that.

Let her be happy – fiery fists and all.

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Mary’s Camp: Mary and Kendu Are Just Fine

Published by Runteldat on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 12:00 am.

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So last week Mary J. Blige made news for allegedly breaking her no more drama promise by swinging on her husband at her album release party.

Some fans were shocked that the now seemingly peaceful diva harkened back to her tumultuous past while others were giddy at the thought that they may finally get that long awaited sequel to My Life.

But, the latter group might want to hold off on their excitement because Mary’s team has come out to deny any allegations that she swung off on her hubby, Kendu Isaacs, and that she’s back to “Old Mary.”

Speaking with the New York Daily News, a rep for Mary said: “Mary was not fighting with her husband. Her husband and her brother got into an altercation that turned into a fight. Mary went to break up the fight.”

On the Chris Brown comments, the rep quipped, “She never mentioned Chris Brown.  Mary and Kendu went home together.”

With respect to the queen, this video says otherwise:

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Mary To Kendu: ‘What are you going to do Chris Brown me?’

Published by Clay Cane on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 10:35 am.

marykenduTuesday should’ve been a joyous night for the legendary Mary J. Blige. The 38-year-old star was celebrating the release of her ninth studio album, Stronger with Each Tear, at club M2 in New York City. Allegedly, Blige got into a fight with her husband of six years, Kendu, hit him in the face and yelled, “What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?”

According to Page Six:

Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Isaacs in the face at her record release party at club M2 Tuesday night. The singer slugged Isaacs, drawing blood, after she thought he was flirting with a waitress. “She turned to him and was screaming, ‘You’re not going to ruin my night,’ ” our witness says. “They got up in each other’s faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped [Isaacs] in the face.” The source said Blige, Isaacs and their entourage were whisked through a door to the attached club Pink, which was closed. Our witness relates, “She was yelling at him, ‘What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?’ Four of her bodyguards and two of the club’s kept them apart.” Isaacs was kicked out. Blige went to the bathroom to fix her hair and makeup, but soon fled, creating an uncomfortable scene for partygoers Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes. Her rep said only, “People lie and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Some of you younger folks might not know once upon a time Mary J. used to be a lil’ gangsta. However, over the past ten years she has reinvented her once chaotic life.  Blige is a survivor and has inspired so many women and men. Hopefully, the Chris Brown comment is not an indication of past abuse in Mary’s relationship with Kendu, who she has credited as someone who helped turn her life around.  Let’s not forget — Mary J. Blige is still human and has always presented herself that way.

We hope all is well in the Blige camp.

Check out the pics below from the release party.

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Mary J. Loves The Kids…But Not Enough To Adopt More

Published by Runteldat on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 12:00 am.

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Ever since Mary J. Blige married Kendu Isaacs some have wondered when the Queen was going to settle down and have some babies – either naturally or by adopting.

But with a new album to promote, fly commercials to shoot, and a burgeoning film career Mary says she can’t adopt because she’s tooo busy.

While Mary admits being inspired by women like Madonna and Angelina Jolie who have taken impoverished children into their home, she feels she’s too busy right now and that would make her a “poor parent.”

Speaking at the New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala in Manhattan this week, when asked about adopting Mary said:

“I don’t think I’ll do foster care or adopt, to be quite honest. I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that (would be) poor parenting on my (part).”

Good. That means we’ll have less children with mommy and daddy issues. She’ll raise the step-kids she has. Don’t be mad. And if you are (what’s wrong with you, but I digress) Mary says she will, however, dedicate her time volunteering to help underprivileged children.

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Mary On K-Ci, Faith Evans, & The Youngins

Published by Runteldat on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:00 am.

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Give her 50 feet, K-Ci. Mary’s got this.

There are times when I randomly burst into song and start singing the likes,You told me a thousand times/That you would be mine, all mine,” for absolutely no reason at all.

Sometimes other people on the street join in, while others grab their purses and walk swiftly past me.

If you’re an old Mary J. Blige fan then you know there’s nothing like “I Don’t Want To Do Anything” – the Queen’s classic duet with ex-boyfriend, K-Ci Haley (ooh yeah) of Jodeci.

But, you also know that K-Ci was the Chris Brown of the 90s, which means Mary isn’t too fond of him. While the two did go on to collaborate once again at the close of the last decade, what are the chances of Mary performing her classic hit with one of the skinniest men alive.

Essence.com has the answer:

Will you ever sing “I Don’t Want to Do Anything Else” [her duet with Jodeci's K-Ci] live again? Angela Ervin—Greensboro, North Carolina

Mary J. Blige: No. I mean, if I sing it with someone else, yes.

Isn’t that a blip? Now since we’re already down memory lane, another fan sent in a question about former ex-rival, Faith Evans.

I always wondered why, and I’m not hating on Faith Evans (I love her too), but were you to be the First Lady of Bad Boy?—Erica Neal,Columbus, Ohio

Mary J. Blige: If I wasn’t signed to MCA, it could have been me, which I believe Puff would have wanted. But I understand Puff is a businessman, so he had to go get his First Lady, which I understand. It took me a couple of years to understand, but you know, after a while I was like, “Oh, okay. He had to do that,” because he didn’t have a female artist over there.

Oh and if you’re wondering if Aunt Mary is trying to compete with the youngins, she said:

“I don’t compete with the young generation, I learn from them. I listen to what they’re saying, so I can get a little bit of that, so we can cross, so we can have an understanding and hear each other.”

First lesson from the youth of America: Drake + Autotune = radio airplay.

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Weekend Fix: Chrihanna, Lady Obama, and Prince Doesn’t Want a What?

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

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Oh Chrihanna, please give us a break!

Chris Brown and Rihanna both turned up at last night’s NBA Finals, Game 4 causing more of a stir than the Lakers and Magic overtime match-up!  Though “sources” told Us Weekly magazine the pair was “coming together” and People magazine that “they requested to sit together” (seriously!?  Somebody’s publicist is working overtime to keep these kids in the news) the duo took to separate sections of the court.  Eyewitnesses say that the stars retreated into private lounges during half-time, but do we really believe that they had a reunion?  For goodness sake, RiRi was just subpoenaed on Tuesday to testify against Chris in the  preliminary hearing in his assault case!  If they get back together after all this drama, I’m officially dropping the mic and walking off the stage.

In other news, First Lady Michelle Obama caused a stir of fashion commentary when her press secretary Semonti Mustaphi declared, “Mrs. Obama does not wear fur” one day after French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told the PETA that she no longer wears real fur.  I still think it’s funny that, with all the world issues of the day, Lady O causes such reaction with what she does or doesn’t wear, but at least she can rest easy that the PETA isn’t coming at her with red paint! Those folks can jump crazy and they are not scared! They’ve started beef with Aretha Franklin, among other people, and even got Mary J. Blige ready to go to war but Lady O’s in their good book: “We’ve never written to Michelle Obama about this issue because we have always known her to be fur-free,” said Amanda Schinke, media campaigns coordinator for PETA.  That’s cool, but I think our First Lady should be able to make her fashion choices without someone always having something to say!

Meanwhile, Prince refuses to get hip surgery because of his faith. Due to his practice as a Jehovah’s Witness, the Purple One is allegedly refusing a blood transfusion that will make a much needed double hip replacement possible.  These hip problems were first reported in 2005, then again in 2007 and in 2008 reports came that he’d finally agreed to “secret surgery.” That might explain the diamond cane I saw him with at the Apollo Theater’s 75th Anniversary Gala, but I can’t fathom why he’d need to suffer like this for his religion. Next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking at my door, I’ll have to ask them what’s up with that.

Chat with you next week, until then, enjoy the weekend!

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Case: Mary Scarred Me

Published by Runteldat on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 12:01 am.

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In an interview with AOL Black Voices, Case fended off rumors that he chin-checked Mary J. Blige during their relationship from yesterdecade.

Here’s what the ghost of R&B’s past said:

“Me and Mary J. Blige did actually date. We lived together for awhile. A couple of people told me that Mary said I used to beat her up and another girl said it was K-Ci. If anything, she was the one throwing s-t at me. I still got a scar!”

Man, you didn’t have to call out Mary like that. 

In her defense, in the chorus of “Touch Me, Tease Me” she did say, “Hold on tight and don’t let go, baby I’m about to explode.”

She gave you fair warning. You should’ve ducked. You’re bad, homie.

Now leave that story in the 90s where it belongs.  

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Beyonce, MJB, Stevie Wonder to perform in D.C.

Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm.

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Some of the biggest names in music will be in Washington D.C. as part of Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and will.i.am are amongst a diverse lineup of musicians who will perform at Obama’s Jan. 18 Welcome Concert on the National Mall. Bono, Josh Groban, Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp and Shakira are also apart of the concert.

Queen Latifah, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Martin Luther King III will read historic passages at the free concert, which also will be televised on HBO starting at 2 p.m. ET.

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The Queen Feels The Economic Sting

Published by DeMarco Williams on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm.

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Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke are coming to Atlanta over the weekend. Though involved parties won’t blame the pissy economy outright, it’s safe to say show promoter Live Nation hasn’t been terribly thrilled with ticket sales. Read the rest of this entry »

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