Wednesday, May 27, 2009

President Obama Selects Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

Today is a historic moment for America and for a great day for the Curvy Girl Nation....

President Barack Obama named federal Court of Appeals Judge and Curvaceous South Bronx Latina Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme on fam:

Maria Colvin couldn't believe what she'd just heard on her TV set at the Bronxdale Houses on Watson Ave. - the same South Bronx public housing project where Sonia Sotomayor grew up.

Several miles away in his downtown Manhattan office, civil rights lawyer Cesar Perales was in tears.

All across the nation, Latinos were ecstatic after learning that President Obama had named federal Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Senate approval would make her the first Hispanic to serve on the high court.

More importantly, Obama made clear that Sotomayor has more experience as a federal district and appellate court judge than any current member of the high court had when appointed.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tamar Poyser Wins Rachel Ray's "Hey Can You Cook 4"

Morning fam.....

I know this particular announcement is a little late....but after a bit of searching I managed to finally find out the outcome of the "Hey Can You Cook 4" food challenge on Rachel Ray.

I was watching this show live last week when the last few minutes (the got pre-empted by Mayor Bloomberg's Swine Flu in NYC Alert.

Well I checked the website this morning and found out that Brooklynite Tamar Poyser emerged victorious and won a trip to Tuscany...(Whew!!! I am SO jealous!!!)

CLICK HERE to see the final outcome.

Congrats Girlfriend!

The Abyssinian Harlem Renaissance Ball 2009 with Chrisette Michele



Abyssinian Development Corporation kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration of rebuilding and strengthening our Harlem community!

Superstar songstress Chrisette Michele takes the stage at ADC's Harlem Renaissance Ball on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 at The ADC Renaissance Tent on 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue.

Tickets are still available! All proceeds will go towards the programs and services of Abyssinian Development Corporation. For more information on ticket purchases or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharmin Mahmud, Director, Special Events at (646) 442-6132 or by email

About Chrisette Michele

Building on the success of "Epiphany," her current Top 10 single on Billboard's Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart (and Top 20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart), Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele debuts at #1 on Soundscan with first week sales of more than 83,000 copies of EPIPHANY, her long-awaited second album.

Coming up, Chrisette will share the stage on one of this spring and summer's highest-profile tours, with fellow Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton and soulman Musiq Soulchild. Dates begin May 28th at Reliant Arena in Houston, and wrap up one month later at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte.

"Blessed with a curvy, Billie Holiday-like vocal timbre and an exquisite sense of melody, Michele consistently rejects melodrama (take some notes, Amy Winehouse!), instead going further into the nuances of meaningful expression." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

About Abyssinian Development Corporation

Founded by the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit comprehensive community development corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Harlem. For 20 years, ADC has helped to strengthen and rebuild the socioeconomic fabric of the Harlem community by developing housing, spearheading commercial development, stimulating the local economy, fostering education, strengthening families and building community capacity through civic engagement. ADC has grown into a $600 million, 140+ person agency with significant accomplishments, playing a key leadership role in the current "Harlem Renaissance." ADC established the Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change, a public intermediate and high school, and its successor, opened in September of 2005, the Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School. ;

20th Anniversary Celebration
Abyssinian Development Organization
RSVP Line: (646) 442-6132
Believe. Build. Empower.

Source: HarlemWorld Blog

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

J. Hud Scheduled to Perform Again for President Obama

President Obama will head to Los Angeles later this month for a Hollywood Democratic Party fundraiser, his first since winning office, observers said.

Invitations have been sent out for a May 27 "Evening With President Obama" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the proceeds of which would benefit the Democratic National Committe, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The newspaper said the event is expected to be a sell-out, with individual tickets for the reception running at $2,500 and VIP dinner tickets set at $30,400 per couple.

Jennifer Hudson & Earth, Wind & Fire are scheduled to be on hand to perform.

The invitation reportedly says the price includes dinners and "a meet & greet and photos with our president."


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blame It! -My Girl Vernetta Jenkins IS Michelle Obama!!!

What's up fam!!!

I stumbled across this video spoof of Barack & Michelle Obama while hanging out with a friend the other day. I realized immediately that the my L.A. Homie (and former Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance Producer) Vernetta Jenkins is playing Michelle Obama!!!

I am SO proud of her....this you tube clip is in heavy rotation EVERYWHERE....I got up on Monday Morning just in time to catch the chicks from The View talking about it as well!

You GO Girlfriend!!! Congrats on a job well done!!!

Love IS: Ruben Studdard new album drops tomorrow...

Ruben Studdard is just about ready to drop his fourth studio album, “Love Is” tomorrow, May 19th.

Ruben Studdard is also set to perform at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage on June 13, 2009. And the Velvet Teddy Bear is also on tour with fellow Idol-Alum, Curvy songstress Frenchie Davis in the revival of "Ain't Misbehaving.

A Kiss From A Rose - Jazmine Sullivan Version

Jazmine Sullivan handles Seal's Kiss From A Rose....Expertly!

I really like this chick...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

J. Hud has a wardrobe misstep on The Today Show...

Fiance' David Otunga kept a watchful eye on his boo from the sidelines....

photo by Mark Von Holden/ - May 15, 2009

Wow fam....I am not really sure what was on J. Hud's or her stylist's mind, when she picked out this absolutely HORRID outfit for her Today Show performance from The Plaza at Rockefeller Center this past Monday.

If that's not a pregnancy hiding outfit....I don't know what is.

Her nose is spreading....check the pic's ALWAYS the tip-off for me.

Hopefully, she (or her people) will NOT slip like this I'mma give her a pass this go round...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Red Carpet Arrivals: Various Events-East Coast/West Coast

Curvy Actress, Amber Riley, wore a yellow and grey dress with multi-colored heels
and accessories to the Los Angeles Premiere of "Glee"

Justine Simmons poses with her son, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons,
for the Lower Eastside Service Center's 50th anniversary event.

Keisha Whitaker in a red Badgley Mischka gown.
Her hubby, Forest Whitaker, looked debonair in a black tuxedo suit.
At Niche Media's Jason Binn hosts Capitol File's WHCAD After Party

Chrisette Michele threw up the peace sign in a black and white ensemble.
Chrisette Michele threw up the peace sign in a black and white ensemble
at the SESAC 2009 NY Music Awards Gala

DJ Kid Capri at the "Welcome to Gulu" Exhibition Opening at The United Nations

Source: Red Carpet Colors

Support your local Curvy Girll (and Guys!!!)

Queen Latifah to Perform on America Idol?

Word on the street is that Queen Latifah will be performing on the Finale of American Idol on Wednesday night.

Memories of Mallomars & Madison Avenue

You know every time I hang out with my homie Deb, something will happen at her house that will jog some long lost memory of mine from childhood.

This weeks visit was no different, in the midst of my visit my girl pulled out a box of Nabisco Mallomars....

I have not had a Mallomar since I was a young cousin Carl and I used to eat them ALL the time (I seem to recall that Nabisco or another company had a sister cookie that had a marshmallow center and two vanilla cookies....I can't remember what they were called but Carl LOVED those and I was (and am still) a chocolate fiend...).

I took one bite of that wonderful dark chocolate/marshmallow/cookie goodness and it was so yummy that I was immediately transported back to basement of 48 East 129th Street between Madison & Park Avenues; where Carl & I swung on the pipes and played in the coal pile for fun and ate ketchup & mayonnaise sandwiches because they were DELICIOUS!!! KNOW...I'm trippin')...

But this is what happens whenever I hang at Deb's house.

You know usually when I get a craving for something from my youth (Spam, Pink Champale, Spiced Ham & Cheese sandwiches, Yodels...etc) I am THOROUGHLY disappointed, they're usually loaded with so many chemicals that it's disgusting and it NEVER tastes quite like they did back then. But with the Mallomars they were so good that she had to take the box away from me....just like I remembered...

Needless to say I'mma be on the hunt for a few boxes soon.....

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's down to TWO Curvy Gals on "Hey Can You Cook 4" with Rachel Ray

Well it looks like it's gonna be battle of The Curvy Gals on the final episode of "Hey Can You Cook 4" challenge on the Rachel Ray Show

Jamaican born, Brooklyn Bred Tamar Poyser (who btw might have a career as a plus sized model if she ever decides to stop cooking..)

CLICK HERE to find out more about Tamar


Coventry, Rhode Islander Donna Ranucci

CLICK HERE to find out more about Donna

I have managed to catch the last few episodes and the ladies have some skills....

Congrats ladies and may the best curvy girl win!!!

The finale will air on The Rachel Ray Show on Monday, May 18th at 10:00am (EST).


Red Carpet Arrivals: She By Sheree Fashion Launch in Atlanta

ATL Housewife” Sheree Whitfield’s “She By Sheree” Fashion Line Launch went down last night at Atlanta’s W Hotel.

The Curvy Gals hit the red carpet Strong at this event!

She arrived with her possible new man. A new rapper just signed to Def Jam by the name of Vawn.

Fellow ATL Housewives Kim, NeNe, Lisa Wu, and Kandi (Xscape).

Celeb Stylist & Perpetual Scene Stealer Dwight Eubanks

Sista2Sista Magazine Editor-In-Chief Jamie Foster Brown

Real ATL Housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell & Sheree

Jazze Pha

Angie Stone

Real ATL Housewife Nene Leakes & Hubby Gregg

Here’s a look at some the looks Sheree brought down the runway:

Sigh....the fashions are okay....the whole collection needs a fat girl tho'

Photogs: G Paras/Robinson
Source: The YBF

Oprah has second thoughts about Steve Harvey?

Word on the street is that Steve Harvey was thisclose to getting his own "Oprah Endorsed" talk show (ala Dr. Phil), hence his double visits on The Oprah Show to push his new book.

Apparently rumors from Steve's very messy divorce with former wife Mary began to surface and home girl got skurred......

Click here, and here, and here, and see what all the scuttlebutt is about...

Source: Rhymes With Snitch

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Pics from J. Hud's Shoot with Derek Blanks!!!

I found these pictures from Jennifer Hudson's latest shoot with celebrity photographer Derek Blanks at The

I am NOT surprised at all at how beautiful these pictures are, I fell in LOVE with Derek Blanks work when I viewed the photos from his FIRST shoot with J. Hud.

The man is simply amazing and I am salivating to shoot with him someday.....

CLICK HERE to see the rest of Jennifer's shoot with Derek Blanks!!!

Source: The

First Look: Precious Movie Trailer

What up fam?

Did y'all happen to catch Mo'Nique on Oprah yesterday? Brilliant move on the part of Mo' to get Miss Oprah to Pre-Endorse her new perfume.....absolutely brilliant!

They also premiered the trailer to the upcoming feature film "Precious". The movie looks like it's gonna be a big hit and I for one will be one of the first in line to see it!

Enjoy the clip!

It's a GREAT time to be a curvy girl isn't it?

Are Americans Too Fat to Serve Our Country?

With two wars dragging on in perpetuity, the U.S. Military is starved for recruits. Potential recruits, on the other hand, are not starved at all. In fact, one in five military-age Americans are too fat to serve.

And considering the Army allows 26 percent body fat for men and even more for women, this isn't "too fat to be an underwear model" fat, this is "have to buy two seats on an airplane" fat.

The military is doing all it can to slim the waistlines of the robust recruits, including playing the role of personal trainer to help them reach an acceptable rate. But at this rate, is the Pentagon going to have to develop new combat techniques based on sitting on the bad guys?