Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just Wright Trailer featuring Queen Latifah

I just checked out the trailer for the new Queen Latifah/Common movie "Just Wright" (in theaters May 2010).... It looks pretty interesting.....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin!!!

Today my Diva.....The Queen of Soul turns 68 today!!!

Wikipedia lists Aretha Franklin as:

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as The Queen of Soul. Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.[1]

Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 18 Grammys to date, which include the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. She has scored a total of 20 No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, one of which also became her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100: "Respect" (1967). "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987), a duet with George Michael, became her second No. 1 on the latter chart. Since 1961, Franklin has scored a total of 45 "Top 40" hits on the Billboard Hot 100 c

In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[2]

Franklin was the only featured singer at the 2009 presidential inauguration for Barack Obama.

This lady has been my idol since I could talk!! I have always loved the power of her voice and have always admired how deftly she uses her instrument. I had the pleasure of meeting my idol once and I was speechless for what had to be one of the few times of my life! (lol)....if EVER I get the chance to meet her again.....TRUST ME when I tell you I won't be speechless again!!

Happy Birthday Aretha!!! Have an AWESOME day!! Continued Success!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

President Barack Obama Signs Historic Health Care Reform Bill

Still loving my President....

From AP...

Claiming a historic triumph that could define his presidency, a jubilant Barack Obama signed a massive, nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul on Tuesday that will for the first time cement insurance coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen and begin to reshape the way virtually all Americans receive and pay for treatment.

After more than a year of hyperpartisan struggle — and numerous near-death moments for the measure — Obama declared "a new season in America" as he sealed a victory denied to a line of presidents stretching back more than half a century. Democratic lawmakers cheered him on, giving the White House signing ceremonya rally-like atmosphere as they shouted and snapped photos with pocket cameras or cell phones.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of this article...

So why am I NOT surprised that the Republicans are behaving like Klansmen (and women)...SMDH...Hell, they've be behaving that way ever since his name was put on the ballot. As a currently uninsured American, I am breathing a sigh of relief at this bill...It's a bad feeling when you hurt yourself and you have to make a decision that comes down to going to a hospital for emergency care OR paying your rent.....

It should NEVER, EVER come down to that choice....we live in one of the richest countries in the should be equal and available to ALL Americans....not just the folks who can afford it nor should the quality of your care come down to what you can afford to pay. Profits should NEVER come before the people.

Now that they realize that the fear-mongering and race-baiting is not going to will be interesting to see how they will try to attack him next.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Star Jones Undergoes Cardiac Surgery

Star Jones underwent cardiac surgery Wednesday related to rarely-performed surgery she had three decades ago after developing a thoracic tumor.

In a statement to PEOPLE, a rep for the television personality confirmed the procedure. "On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones," the statement read. "This recent surgery is a follow-up to the thoracic surgery she had 30 years ago. The procedure was successful and she is recovering well with her family. Star is grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers."

CLICK HERE: To read the rest of the story at People Magazine

The Curvy Community sends it's well wishes to you Star for a speedy recovery mama!

Casting Notice: FFF Week 2010 Online Model Submissions Open NOW!!

Greetings All!

The wait is over! Online submissions for runway models for FFFWeek 2010 are now being accepted.

You MUST HAVE PROFESSIONAL RUNWAY SKILLS, no exceptions. If you live out of state (outside NY, NJ, CT, etc.) and you submit an application, you must read the directions on the application and send us a link to a small video clip of your runway skills. It does not have to be you in a fashion show, it could be something as simple as a friend recording your walk (in heels, etc.).

Please read the info on the application very carefully before submitting. If you live out of town and you do not send us a link to the video clip, your application will be automatically voided.

We are doing this because we realize the costs associated with traveling to NY to audition AND we want to be sure you realize that we are looking for the best of the best. So, please read the info on the application very carefully.

If we are interested in seeing you, we will contact you to attend our closed casting which will be held in April.

Model Requirements:


  • Minimum height - 5”7 without heels (if you are a plus petite model, you are encouraged to submit but your weight MUST be proportionate to your height. First consideration will be given to models who are at least 5’7”)
  • Dress size- 14-22
  • Runway experience is mandatory
  • Able to attend at least one fitting in NYC (fittings will be scheduled 2 weeks before show)
  • If you live outside of the state of New York, you must submit a video clip of your runway ability to us via See instructions above.


  • Minimum height- 5’11” – Maximum height – 6’5”
  • Able to follow directions
  • Great personality
  • Own an assortment of shoes (casual and dress)
  • Able to attend at least one fitting in NYC (fittings will be scheduled 2 weeks before show)

Note: Do not upload pictures larger than 300kb.

CLICK HERE to download the application

Questions? Email:


Monday, March 8, 2010

Mo'Nique on the very last Barbara Walters Oscar Special

Mo'Nique sat down with The View's Barbara Walters for the first time since their 2006 run in when Mo' was a guest host on The View.....for those of you who don't remember Barbara landed in hot water for referring to Mo's newly born twins as "little creatures" KNOW you can't talk about a black woman's kids....

Folks are saying she gave Barbara hell during that interview.....(well I didn't see that but you know how folks talk.....)

Check out the clip below:

Your thoughts fam?

New Music from Toni Braxton & Mo'NIque?

Could it be that Academy Award winning actress Mo'Nique is trying to add a Grammy award to her already crowded mantelpiece of awards?

Word on the street is the full figured comedienne/actress has teamed up with diminutive Grammy award winner Toni Braxton on a new single called "Caught".....

To listen and/or download the new single....CLICK HERE!

Curvy Carpet Alert: The 2010 Academy Awards

The curvy girls came out swinging on the Curvy (red) Carpet at this year's 2010 Academy Awards Ceremony...Check out some of the beautiful fashions below:

Jennifer Hudson has been bringing her A game to the red carpet of late....You GO GIRL!!
Mo'Nique accepting the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Mo'Nique & Hubby Sidney Hicks
Queen Latifah
Oprah Winfrey
Director Tyler Perry
Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe
Meryl Streep gets props here cuz I love the dress
AND a big boy (Project Runway's Chris March) designed it
I absolutely LOVED this dress on Jennifer Lopez! Stunning!

Casting Notice: Big Handsome Men Needed for FFFWeek 2010!!!

This casting notice comes straight from Gwen DeVoe, The CEO of DeVoe Signature Events and the Creator of Full Figured Fashion Week.......

Greetings Fans of FFFWeek 2010!
Please help us spread the word of our male model casting to find Big and
Tall men for the first ever runway show to showcase fashions for our big guys.

We want to continue doing things 'BIG" AND "FIRST" and we know this particular showcase will go over well at FFFWeek. I am sure all of us have run across
BHM (big, handsome man) who is well groomed, has outstanding personality, swagger AND style. We are firm believers in equal runway opportunity for all and this year, we want our men involved! Help us spread the word!

Casting details:

Tuesday, March 23rd - 6:30 PM
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
10th Floor, Studio10A
New York, NY

**Bring a full length photo and a headshot. Does not have to be professional but be prepared to leave the photos with us. And, be prepared to walk for our panel.

(I STRONGLY suggest that you wear or bring SHOES to walk in.....Sneakers won't cut it!)

RSVP not necessary but if you want to send your photos in advance you can to:

Interested, but out of state? Send your photos to:


Kind regards,

Gwen DeVoe
Executive Producer

Full Figured Fashion Week

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mo'Nique Wins The Best Supporting Actress Oscar!!!

Congrats to Mo'Nique on her Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Oscar!!

You GO Girl!!!!

We are all very proud of you Mama!!

Check out her acceptance speech below:

CLICK HERE: To see a laundry list of her awards this season...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Precious Cleans up at the 25th Independent Spirit Awards

Lee Daniels & Company took home 5 awards at last night's 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards.....Congrats y'all!!!

Mo'Nique with her Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
(Uh...The Event was sponsored by's why she has the vacuum cleaner)
Cast & Crew of Precious on the Red Carpet
Mariah Carey & Gabourey Sidibe
Geoffrey Fletcher, Mo'Nique & Lee Daniels

Precious took home 5 Independent Spirit Awards:
  • Best Feature: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  • Best Director: Lee Daniels, Precious
  • Best Female Lead: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
  • Best Supporting Female: Mo’Nique, Precious
  • Best First Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious