After collecting 100,000 carats worth of jewels, a Chinese artist has recreated one of the most famous works of art of all time. The artist is a Chinese jewelry collector and has spent the last 30 years searching for the right tones to use in his recreation of Davinci's "Mona Lisa." Artists in the past have attempted to recreate the famed work of art with various items like coffee cups, toast and even motherboard components, but no other recreation holds a candle next to this bejeweled masterpiece. The piece is currently on display at Shenyang City, China and there is no word on the actual worth of the piece. (via Hollywood Heavy)
Good news for Apple lovers and iPhone 4 owners....those of you looking to finally purchase a white iPhone 4 can do so starting tomorrow, April 28, 2011. Availability will come at a suggested retail price of $199 USD for the 16GB model and $299 USD for the 32GB model, with a new two year agreement. The White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store, at Apple’s retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple authorized resellers. (via HypeBeast)
5 years and 222 episodes later Tyler Perry has decided to pull the plug on hit TBS sitcom "House of Payne". To vill the void, Perry is creating a new sitcom "For Better or For Worse", which is based off of the characters Angela and Marcus, from the move Why Did I Get Married. Check out Tyler Perry's response to ending production on "House of Payne". “Even though it will be sad to say goodbye to House of Payne, I’m really looking forward to exploring new territory with For Better or Worse.” Working on "House of Payne" taught me a lot about what it takes to make a successful television series and I’m looking forward to applying that experience to "For Better or Worse.” (via TheYBF)
Drake has been announced as a cast member in the upcoming fourth installment in the animated Ice Age movie franchise. Drake will join Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes and more in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
This morning the White House released the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate due to speculation from Donald Trump that the president was not born in the United States and therefore, shouldn't be allowed to be president. Trump's response: "I've accomplished something nobody else has accomplished," in getting the birth certificate made public. Trump said he would want to see it before proclaiming it authentic. "I want to look at it but I hope it’s true." (via MSN)
Today marks the 9 year anniversary of the death of female rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. She undoubtedly one of the best female rappers in the game, and her presence in the music industry is definitley missed. RIP Left Eye
In an effort to aid in helping disaster ridden Japan, Gucci has developed a stylish way to help. With all proceeds benefitting earthquake relief in Japan, luxury design house Gucci has created a limited edition bracelet that will make you glad you splurged. The bracelet bares the red and white colors of the Japanese flag with a leather backing, Gucci's signature horse bit detailing and a charm that reads "Gucci Loves You." Retailing at $100 each, the bracelet will be in Gucci stores beginning Saturday April 23rd. (via Hollywood Heavy)
Tiret claims it took over five months for them to create the dial. The dial is equipped with combo of black, yellow, white, & brown diamonds! The watch contains about 8 carats of stones. Kanye's face is also immortalized on the dial...complete with his pair of shades. The retail price is about $180K & it can be customly made for each client. (via Luxist)
Tyler Perry's: Madea's Big Happy Family came in 2nd this weekend in the box office racking in $25.7million. Perry had an all star cast including Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Isaiah Mustafa, Loretta Devine and Shannon Kane. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? Rapper turned actor actor Bow Wow is really showcasing his acting talent lately.
If you havent been to a Diddy Dirty Money concert yet....there is still time. Check out the list below for the remaining tour dates. Diddy-Dirty Money Coming Home Tour dates, presented by BET Live!: » 4/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Epic Center » 4/14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues » 4/15 - Detroit, MI @ Sound Board - MotorCity Casino » 4/20 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus » 4/21 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues » 4/22 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom » 4/23 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat » 4/24 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa » 4/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle » 4/28 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush » 4/29 - Melbourne, FL @ Levelz » 4/30 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing » 5/1 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues » 5/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre » 5/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia » 5/8 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove » 5/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ovations Live Showroom » 5/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live » 5/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre » 5/15 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
For all of you "Why Did You Get Married" fans, Tyler Perry is set to create a new sitcom for TBS entitled, "For Better or For Worse". And guess what its about?! Everyone's favorite couple Angela and Marcus, and yes it will star Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.....I cant wait for this to hit tv. I hope Terry, Diane, Pat, and the rest of the crew drop in from time to time as well. Casting is going on now for the rest of the characters, stay tuned to TammyTalks for more details as they come in.
Im so excited for a sequel....word is Loretta Divine and Angela Bassett have already signed back on....No word on Whitney Houston, and Lela Rochon yet. As more info is released rest assured TammyTalks will let you know. Here is the plot... “…Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she’s made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and t
In case you havent heard yet, BET has picked up the hit sitcom The Game for a 5th season!!!! Super excited, so many questions are lingering from season 4 that have to be resolved. I hope some of the newer characters such as Parker, Jenna, and Dante have a bigger presence. And I would love to see Janay, Jerome, Juvon, Jazz, Ericka, Drew Sidora, and Trey Wiggs come back as well. Did Melanie really have an abortion? Will Kelly ever come back? Will Kelly and Jason get back together? Will Tasha and Melanie ever be friends again? What will happen to Malik's career? Will Dante come back and be with Tasha again? Will Melanie and Derwin have a baby? How will Jason adjust to being a full time father? What will happen with Jenna and Malik's relationship? Will we see more of Janay and DJ? I could go on and on and on. Lol. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more updates and fun facts.
Avrey Smith is new artist working with Willie Taylor of Day 26 and Noviak Music Group...I love this song, def a club banger. Check him out on Twitter at @Avreysmithmusic and also follow Willie at @Willie_Day26 I hope to get an interview with him...hint hint. Lol Avrey Smith - Inked Up (Radio Edit)
Limited to only 420 pairs worldwide, the shoes are given the complete green treatment, accompanied by three sets of their Plantlife print socks and packaged in a HUF Plantlife print dime bag. Only 13 U.S. accounts will receive the set. (via Hypebeast)
I LOVE this video....I completely agree with everyone this guys says, check out the rest of his videos on his youtube page and subscribe. He says what everyone else is thinking. LoL. I love it. Follow him on Twitter too. Check out his latest video "OVEREXPOSED: HASHTAGS, SWAG, LEGGO, COOL STORY BRO"
Dawn Richards released the following behind the scenes videos to give her fans a taste of her personal life. Check out the videos. I cant wait for her solo album . Check out the first 2 episodes below. "I wanted to give my fans a personal inside look at my life on the road on the "Diddy Dirty Money Coming Home Tour" as well as the journey leading to the release my solo album," says Dawn. BEHIND THE DREAM BEHIND THE DREAM
I love this song, and the video is really creative.And did you guys see the video with the Fresh Prince sample?!?! Cant wait to hear that song, sounds dope. This is a really talented group, I look forwards to hearing and posting more of their music.
Where did you get the name Ricci Steez? Ricci is family based, and Steez just represents my style and personailty. You have an very ecclectic spirit, how would you describe your personality? I'm very chill. I have curiosity which led me to do some of the things I do, but you would never be able to read me. I try to stay positive and remain humble and kind... it's way more peaceful that way. You have had your blog for sometime now, what made you start a blog? I always believed a blog was a voice for whatever it is you do. You can keep the fans and believers updated on new material, and let em know your interests. So my blog does just that.. I reflect myself, my likes, and my loves. I enjoy personal and visual blogs more than "hey, here's the newest sneaker" blogs. So you see that on RicciSteez.Com. You have appeared on a number of other blogs, do you think of yourself as a role model? I always feel weird when calling myself something in a high position. I
Broadway star Chester Gregory has just released the video for his soulful ballad "If You Only" and TammyTalks is here to bring it to you. I instantly fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. You dont hear love songs like this anymore. Listen and download the song below, and check out the video directed by Mr Matthew Chester If U Only (Acoustic Version) [Mp3] by Chester Gregory For more information on Chester Gregory go to www.ChesterGregory.com or follow him on Twitter @ChesterGregory and Facebook.com/ chestergregorymusic .
Arby’s is doing its part to help you get through Tax Weekend. They’re offering free curly fries to customers. You must print a coupon from Arby’s Facebook page and bring it to any Arby’s location during regular business hours today on April 15th. P.F. Chang’s: The upscale full-service Chinese food chain is giving diners a 15 percent discount on April 18. “The special one-day deal encourages P.F. Chang’s diners across the country to celebrate the end of tax season with extra savings ,” the company said. The promotion applies to every dine in and take-out order. The discount is not valid with alcoholic beverages or Happy Hour food and beverage items. Warrior Card holders will receive 15% off their food purchases, instead of the regular 10% discount, the company said. McCormick & Schmick Seafood Restaurants : The seafood chain will offer two different deals Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18. On Friday: Happy Hour diners will receive a restaurant voucher valued a
Tha Carter IV rumored tracklist: 1. Tune This 2. Team Player (Feat. Birdman) 3. Fore Play 4. They Love Me (Feat. Drake & Nicki Minaj) 5. John (If I Die Today) (Feat. Rick Ross) 6. No Competition 7. Holy Grail (History) (Feat. Kanye West) 8. Carter Cash (Feat. Jay-Z) 9. 6 Foot 7 Foot (Feat. Corey Gunz) 10. Play My Game (Feat. Tech N9ne) 11. Anne (Feat. Swizz Beatz) 12. Street Life 13. Hard Talk (Feat. Bon Iver & Game) 14. Fall From Grace (Feat. Eminem) 15. Brain Dead (Feat. Gucci Mane) 16. No Trust 17. Maybe She Will (Feat. Drake & Rick Ross) 18. My Legacy (via TUB)
I recently had the pleasure of conducting an interview with MY favorite St Lunatic and Grammy award winner ---> Murphy Lee. I still remember the first time I saw him on tv. LoL I have been a fan from "Whats Da Hook Gone Be" to "Welcome To Atlanta (Remix)" to "Shake Ya Tailfeather". Murphy Lee has been extremely busy with his record label U C Me Entertainment, and now his wine label, Freaky Muscato. He has worked with a number of artists including Kanye West, Nelly, Chingy, Snoop, Jermaine Dupri, and more. He is now back with his latest mixtape Wine, Weed, and Women. Check out the interview to find out what he has been up to lately... Your real name is Torhi Harper, where did you get you stage name of Murphy Lee? MURPHY LEE IS MY GIVEN MIDDLE NAME...I WAS NAMED AFTER MY GRANDAD..BIG MURPHY LEE You began your career as a member of the St Lunatics, how did you guys come up with that name? WE CAME UP WIT THE NAME ST LUNATICS IN 1993 DURING A RAP CI
BET has another original sitcom in the works, "Reed Between The Lines". The show will star Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner. Ross plays Dr. Carla Reed, a busy psychiatrist, wife, and mother, who’s struggling to balance career and family. Warner will play an English professor. I love "Lets Stay Together" on BET, so Im excited to see this new show. No word as to when the series will debut but Im hoping its this fall 2011. Lets bring back the sitcom!!!!!!!!!!
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for calling a referee a “F*ggot” after receiving a technical foul. Referee Bernie Adams had given Bryant the technical during a game against The Spurs. TV cameras caught Bryant’s expletive and Gay Rights groups swarmed on the league. Bryant issued the following statement. “What I said last night should not be taken literally,” he said. “My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.” ( via TUB )