Here are a set of STUNNING photos from The QUEEN- Mariah Carey’s concert at the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, China, on October 10, 2014.
These photos were shot by the Chinese ticket agency YONGLEPIAOWU.
Get into Traci Braxton’s video for her song “Last Call” .. the video features her sisters Toni, Tamar, and Trina as well.. let us know what you think!
Solange has something up her sleeve. The funky singer shot dreamy images with photographer Casper Sejersen for a secret project that we’re hoping is music related.
Casper posted the shots on his Instagram, along with a series of hashtags:
#gooddayatwork #solange #coolcat #mykindofgirl #photo #talented #neworleans #music #solangeknowles #therightattitude #newhatbytheway
In some of the pictures, the 28-year-old appears to be channeling the boss Diana Ross, wearing heavy eyeshadow and glorious diva hair.
Australian actress Margot Robbie is a breathy and flirtatious con-artist in the making in the first look at her new film Focus, in which she stars alongside Will Smith.
The trailer, released on Friday, shows the blonde stunner at her sultriest as she teases the 45-year-old actor.
One scene sees her lean in and whisper suggestively across a table, while in another she appears to have given into the tension between the pair and peels off his shirt.
President Obama graces the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
In the mag, Nobel Prize- winning economist Paul Krugman wrote an amazing piece in defense of President Obama’s presidency.
Mainstream media is often quick to point out President Obama’s perceived failures during his tenure, so it’s refreshing to see a publication highlight his many accomplishments — especially because President Obama’s approval rating is currently the lowest it’s ever been (according to CNBC).
Krugman declares President Obama as one of the “one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history” and acknowledges the harsh and often unfair criticism he endures.
Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.
I’ll go through those achievements shortly. First, however, let’s take a moment to talk about the current wave of Obama-bashing. All Obama-bashing can be divided into three types. One, a constant of his time in office, is the onslaught from the right, which has never stopped portraying him as an Islamic atheist Marxist Kenyan. Nothing has changed on that front, and nothing will.
There’s a different story on the left, where you now find a significant number of critics decrying Obama as, to quote Cornel West, someone who ”posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.” They’re outraged that Wall Street hasn’t been punished, that income inequality remains so high, that ”neoliberal” economic policies are still in place. All of this seems to rest on the belief that if only Obama had put his eloquence behind a radical economic agenda, he could somehow have gotten that agenda past all the political barriers that have con- strained even his much more modest efforts. It’s hard to take such claims seriously.
Finally, there’s the constant belittling of Obama from mainstream pundits and talking heads. Turn on cable news (although I wouldn’t advise it) and you’ll hear endless talk about a rudderless, stalled administration, maybe even about a failed presidency. Such talk is often buttressed by polls showing that Obama does, indeed, have an approval rating that is very low by historical standards.
But this bashing is misguided even in its own terms – and in any case, it’s focused on the wrong thing.
As far as that low approval rating is concerned, Krugman attributes most of it to the President’s accomplishments and efforts towards the betterment of the American people.
Yes, Obama has a low approval rating compared with earlier presidents. But there are a number of reasons to believe that presidential approval doesn’t mean the same thing that it used to: There is much more party-sorting (in which Republicans never, ever have a good word for a Democratic president, and vice versa), the public is negative on politicians in general, and so on. Obviously the midterm election hasn’t happened yet, but in a year when Republicans have a huge structural advantage – Democrats are defending a disproportionate number of Senate seats in deep-red states – most analyses suggest that control of the Senate is in doubt, with Democrats doing considerably better than they were supposed to. This isn’t what you’d expect to see if a failing president were dragging his party down.
More important, however, polls – or even elections – are not the measure of a president. High office shouldn’t be about putting points on the electoral scoreboard, it should be about changing the country for the better. Has Obama done that? Do his achievements look likely to endure? The answer to both questions is yes.
Paul goes on to discuss President Obama’s impact on the economy, healthcare reform, national security, financial reform, and the environment. It’s a lengthy read, but it really helps shift things into perspective.
[via The YBF]
Drake surpassed The Beatles for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100. Much like myself, I’m sure many of you have wondered what 72 songs granted Drake this accomplishment. Well, you’re in luck because we have the answer.
It seems someone over at DJ Booth possessed the same level of curiosity and after much trouble compiled a full list. Of course I double-checked and it is in fact accurate.
Info regarding the 72 songs on the list:
There are 2 songs from ‘So Far Gone’, 6 from ‘Thank Me Later’, 11 from ‘Take Care’, and 13 from ‘Nothing Was The Same.
Rihanna Feat. Drake – What’s My Name? is the only song from the list to go #1.
18 of the songs are solo efforts with no feature.
18 of the songs involve Lil Wayne as either the lead artist, or feature.
ILoveMakonnen Feat. Drake – Tuesday, granted him his 72nd entry causing him to pass The Beatles.
Check out the list Drake’s 72 Billboard Hot 100 entries below:
Best I Ever Had
Successful -Feat. Trey Songz, Lil Wayne
Forever - Feat. Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kanye West
I’m Going In- Feat. Lil Wayne
4 My Town- Birdman Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne
Money To Blow - Birdman Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne
I Invented Sex - Trey Songz Feat. Drake
Digital Girl (Remix) - Jamie Foxx Feat. Drake, Kanye West, The Dream
Say Something - Timbaland Feat. Drake
The One - Mary J. Blige Feat. Drake
Miss Me - Feat. Lil Wayne
I’m On One – Dj Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne
She Will – Lil Wayne Feat. Drake
Whats My Name? - Rihanna Feat. Drake
Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake
Unusual - Trey Songz Feat. Drake
Fall For Your Type - Jamie Foxx Feat. Drake
Round Of Applause – Waka Flocka Feat. Drake
Fancy- Feat. T.I., Swizz Beatz
9Am In Dallas
Find Your Love
Up All Night- Feat. Nicki Minaj
Fireworks- Feat. Alicia Keys
Right Above It - Lil Wayne Feat. Drake
Gonorrhea – Lil Wayne Feat. Drake
Aston Martin Music – Rick Ross Feat. Drake, Chrisette Michele
Loving You No More - Diddy Feat. Drake, Dirty Money
Take Care- Feat. Rihanna
The Motto - Feat. Lil Wayne
HYFR - Feat. Lil Wayne
Crew Love - Feat. The Weeknd
Hate Sleeping Alone
Shot For Me
We’ll Be Fine- Feat. Birdman
Make Me Proud - Feat. Nicki Minaj
No Lie- 2 Chainz Feat. Drake
Right Here - Justin Bieber Feat. Drake
Mr. Wrong - Mary J. Blige Feat. Drake
Amen – Meek Mill Feat. Drake
Still Got It - Tyga Feat. Drake
It’s Good – Lil Wayne Feat. Drake, Jadakiss
Diced Pineapples - Rick Ross Feat. Drake, Wale
Stay Schemin’ - Rick Ross Feat. Drake, French Montana
Pop That - French Montana Feat. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar Feat. Drake
Fuckin Problems - A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar
Love Me - Lil Wayne Feat. Future, Drake
I Do It - 2 Chainz Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne
No New Friends - DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne
Started From The Bottom
Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music - Feat. Jay Z
From Time - Feat. Jhene Aiko
Hold On, We’re Going Home -Feat. Majid Jordan
Too Much - Feat. Sampha
All Me -Feat. Big Sean, 2 Chainz
Odio - Romeo Santos Feat. Drake
Who Do You Love? - YG Feat. Drake
Mine - Beyonce Feat. Drake
0 to 100/The Catch Up
Believe Me - Lil Wayne Feat. Drake
Tuesday Remix - ILoveMakonnen Feat. Drake
Just gorgeous, and that voice… amazing!!!
The Elusive Chanteuse Show… Mariah Carey ‘Fantasy’ live in Japan 2014!
Castello Sforzesco… a huge Medieval-Renaissance fortress with historical museums & art by da Vinci and Michelangelo.. amazing
The Piazza Del Duomo in Milan, Italy