Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beyonce at the 'Today' Show

When I first heard this song, I was so not impressed _ disappointed, actually. But after two listens, it grew on me (once I finally got to listen to the lyrics). And now, it is one one of my favorites! I can't get enough of it! Hence, me posting this video ... Happy pre-Turkey day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

TRL Bites the Dust ...

Man, remember the good old days, when "TRL" was hot? When we knew the Backstreet Boys were the next Beatles, when Britney Spears was a virgin, and when Christina Aguilera was a fresh-faced young cherub?

Well, those innocent, fun days were revisted Sunday, Nov. 16 when "Total Request Live" bid farewell to the airwaves with a three-hour extravagnza that featured Aguilera, Justin, Beyonce, and a bunch of other superstars who owed much of their success to "TRL."

I took some snapshots while reporting ... here are some of the photos, along with a link to my story.;_ylt=AtnKqO9D7afWYz9cyz5EZxtBr7sF

Friday, November 7, 2008

Beyonce Hearts Barack

Photo by Nekesa Moody

I spoke recently to Beyonce and she gushed over Barack Obama, praising him as a father, a leader, a future president ... she was so excited she even wore a suit in honor of the president elect, with red, white and blue stilettos.

I spoke to her about her upcoming album, but she said she was almost embarrassed to talk about her project when something so momentous as Obama's election was going on. She and her hubby joined stars like Mary J. Blige and Diddy on rallies for Obama, and says she's so glad she was a part of it.

Here's the article I did on her ... check it out!

Beyonce gushes with pride after Obama election
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ap Music Writer Thu Nov 6, 11:25 am ET
NEW YORK – Attention, Mr. president-elect: Come Inauguration Day, Beyonce is at your service.
"I'm there. I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want — if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready," a giddy Beyonce said in an interview the day after Barack Obama made history in becoming the nation's first elected black president.
The singer couldn't stop beaming after Obama's win over Republican John McCain on Tuesday. In fact, she was so inspired, she wore a blue suit and tie in honor of Obama — with stiletto heels that were red, white and blue.
"I've never been so patriotic!" she laughed. "I'm just beyond excited."
Beyonce was supposed to be in Japan on Election Night to promote her upcoming album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," but decided to postpone it at the last minute.
"I said, 'What am I doing? I'm completely making a bad decision. I have to go home, I'm gonna kill myself if I'm not home in America,'" she said. "I knew I needed to be here."
After going with hubby Jay-Z, Diddy, Mary J. Blige and others to states like Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio just before the election, she watched the returns Tuesday night with family and friends in her home. She was not only inspired by Obama, but McCain's concession as well: "McCain's speech was so classy."
The 27-year-old said the win was particularly important for the inspiration it gave to African-Americans.
"My nephew, who is 4, when we say, 'You can do whatever, you can be whatever,' it's not cliche. You have no doubt that it's not true," she said.
The election even brought Beyonce to tears, though she says it was the good kind: "I fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time," she laughed. "I woke up with mascara running and a smile on my face!"
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fitty's new show ....

He may be getting as rich as Donald Trump, but 50 doesn't want his new show on MTV to be compared to The Donald's reality show. I spoke to 50 recently about his business-oriented reality show _ and a few other subjects _ and he made it clear that it wasn't another "Apprentice" or "I Want to Work for Diddy." Did anyone watch? Check out this article I wrote about it. Here's a pic of 50 looking suave that I took after our interview. More to come from that session later.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Presidential Politics!!

If Mos Def Were President by GOOD Magazine
For those few people who aren't stirred up about tomorrow's election, maybe Mr. Def can move you ... with this humorous take on what he would do if he would be president. He gets my vote! I hope everyone is geared up to vote tomorrow (if you haven't already)!