Tahiry Jose & Yoncee Are Replacing Emily B & Chrissy On “Love & Hip Hop” New York

Bump what you heard, but Mona Scott Young ain’t playing no games when it comes to her money making reality show “Love & Hip Hop”. Say what you want about the castmembers, but Mona knows what the people want to see and she’s going to be giving the masses just that as she rounds up the newest castmembers to grace the New York show as Emily B and Chrissy Lampkin will not be returning. :-(

Word around these internet parts is that video vixen Tahiry Jose and her best friend Yoncee will be joining the “Love & Hip Hop" New York cast to replace Emily B and Chrissy. Tahiry as well as her ex-man, Joe Budden, have been added to the line up and an unconfirmed report from TheJasmineBrand.com reveals Chrissy’s replacement is Yoncee.

You can check out some more details from this development when you click on that “Read More" button below:

Rumor has it, that a video vixen by the name of Yoncee is the second new cast member. We hear that Yoncee is close friends with Tahiry. You may also remember her face from Ne-Yo’s recent video “Lazy Love” and she’s also in Drake’s “No Lie” video featuring 2 Chainz.
So how did she get on the show? We can assume the fact that she’s in the industry, is friends with Tahiry along with her manager’s help (Keely Michelle, who manages Emily B and Erica Dixon) landed her a spot. But, again, this is pure speculation. Stay tuned for more details!

 However, according to another website, word is Consequence and his baby mama Jen The Pen have been added to the lineup.

No word yet on whether or not this is official, but I’ll keep you guys updated! For now, what are your thoughts? You know I’m listening!

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Diamond Responds To Lil Scrappy & Mama D Throwing Her Under The Bus On “Love & Hip Hop” Atlanta

If you’re an avid viewer of Vh1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" then you know that Mama D (Lil Scrappy’s mother) constantly throws Diamond (Lil Scrappy’s ex) under the bus. Unfortunately for Diamond, she is not on the show to defend herself so the masses are left to hear Mama D and Lil Scrappy’s side of things.

So it comes as no surprise that during the red carpet event for the “BET Awards”, an MTV correspondent asked Diamond and Soulja Boy their opinions on the accusations being made about them on the show. Their response?

Find out when you click on that “Read More" button below:

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I think both Diamond and Soulja Boy handled that question rather well. What are your thoughts? You know I’m listening!

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Day 26 Breaks Up……..For Now

I don’t know about you guys, but I haven’t really been checking for a Day 26 song since Diddy decided to stop messing with them. Don’t get me wrong, the brothers can SAAANG, but really? Even all the drama with Que couldn’t make me want to check for them. Either it was mismanagement or lack of promotions, but the group was lacking something. I was never quite sure what it was that they were missing.

In any event, for those of you who are avid listeners of their music, I’m sad to report that the group has broken up. At least for right now as they are concentrating on their own individual projects.

You can check out the groups press release about their breakup when you click on that “Read More" button below:

(New York NY - July 16, 2012) - “It is with great sadness and deep pain that we regret to inform you that effective immediately, Atlantic Records Platinum recording group, DAY26 have decided to take a break from the group and focus on their own individual projects. On behalf of all the members; Willie, Mike, Rob, Brian and even Que, we would like to thank all of the “fams” aka fans, dj’s across the world, promoters, radio programmers, Bad Boy Entertainment, Starstruck Management, BET, VH1 and FUSE and all DAY26 supporters in general, for your unending support throughout these years.”

“We would also like to acknowledge that this journey would have not been made possible without the vision and mastermind of Sean “Diddy” Combs and of course MTV Networks for making a group of unknown men, the stars that they are today.”

“We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts and really want you to know that the journey does not end here. We continue to wish each other the very best and continued success in all of our individual endeavors, and all we ask of you is to please give each member a chance and the opportunity to shine in whatever they do.”

…And as the saying goes, this is not a goodbye, but a simply see you later.

God bless you all,

Much Love, DAY26.

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HHGS Rumor Squashed: Remy Ma Did NOT Die In Her Jail Cell!

There was a nasty little rumor going around yesterday that former Terror Squad member, Remy Ma, was killed in her jail cell. I hadn’t heard a thing about it, but was immediately distraught that such a rumor could take place. So I decided to call my homegirl, Steph Lova (who is a very close friend of Remy’s) to find out what the hell was going on.

Find out what Steph Lova had to say about the rumors when you click on that “Read More" button below:

Steph Lova said the rumor was absolutely false and that Remy Ma was doing fine. Papoose and DJ Kay Slay spoke to Remy yesterday and everything was alright. So thank God everything is ok and this is another rumor squashed!! POW!!

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HIIIIII! We’re back with another updo for all you lovelies with super thick curly hair. According to your emails, it’s hard to source cute updos for thick curly hair but we have to put an end to that! Holiday parties are coming up quick and you might want to sport this! It’s such a simple + quick updo. It’s only 7 steps and depending on how you accessorize you can dress it up or keep it cool. Here we go!

You will need: 2 clear elastics or 2 thin ponytail holders that match your hair color, 5-7 large bobby pins, and a cute accessory of your choice!

  1. Start by putting your hair half up. I like to imagine where a headband would go and section from ear to ear. Tie it off with your elastic.
  2. Begin twisting the hair from your half-pony forward toward your face while pulling it toward the left (if that’s confusing, see image 2!) Gather hair as you go and begin creating the top section of your S shape.
  3. Gather more and more hair as you go and keep twisting. While working on the middle section, only take hair from the middle and sides of your head. Save the bottom hair (near the nape of your neck) for the bottom part of the S.
  4. Pin as you’re going along to make the updo as secure as possible.
  5. For the bottom section, gather the rest of the hair and create a large twist all the way down. Add another thin elastic for extra security.
  6. Now swoop that large twisted section under the rest, then pin it near the left ear. Tuck and remaining pieces (aka: the tail of your twist) into the updo to hide them.
  7. Accessorize with something sparkly and cute. This clip is from Anthropologie last year, but we did a DIY version of it right HERE!

Happy Holidays, curly girls!!

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The holidays are the perfect time to take chances with your makeup! It’s the time you brave sequined dresses and rhinestoned crowns, why not use that bravery to try a new fun makeup look as well (beyond a red lip)? In the 1960 s, women rocked geometric eyeliner at the office! I say at least rock it at your office holiday party! Here’s how, holiday edition:


  • Dark Green Liner - I used Tarte EmphasEYES Liner but just found out it’s discontinued. But fret not! Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Waterproof Liner in Emerald is even better because it won’t fade. I chose dark green to do something different and make it more holiday-themed, but you can do it in any color!
  • Frost Cream Shadow Stick - I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sugar Frost. If you want a refresher in how to apply it, revisit my Winter Frost Tutorial.
  • Mascara


  1. After applying the shadow stick all over the lid, sweep the liner along the lashline starting at the inner corner to the outer corner, then wing it up towards the end of your brow but ending at your creaseline. Then continue from that point back towards your nose along the crease, ending back in the inside corner where you started.
  2. Go back over the corner and fill in the inside of the wing as shown above, focusing on creating a gradual thickness in the creaseline. I promise it’s easier than it sounds! Then trace the liner along the lower lashline as well.
  3. Finish with a coat of mascara.

I would personally pair it with a nude lip and a light peach cheek but you know I always encourage you to do what feel like that night! For another fun Sixties look, revisit this Red Carpet Breakdown I did earlier this year on Rachel Bilson.

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Ed Sheeran Teases His (Seemingly) Action-Packed “Sing” Video: Watch

Ed Sheeran‘s long-awaited “Sing” video drops tomorrow (May 22) at 3pm GMT. The Brit posted a preview on his Instagram earlier this morning and it looks like an absolute blockbuster. There’s a car swerving out of control on the freeway and a collision with a stack of cardboard boxes. It’s like an action movie with a really good soundtrack.

But there’s more. The 23-year-old also shared a pic from the set and it looks like he will be played by a puppet, who performs for a group of Asian businessmen - at least in one scene! It’s all very exciting and should help “Sing” leap inside the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s been knocking on the door long enough. See the previews after the jump.

Are you excited for Ed’s video? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jason Derulo And Snoop Dogg Throw A Pool Party In Their Booty-Filled “Wiggle” Video: Watch


Jason Derulo cemented his status as the kind of sexually-charged club bangers with “Wiggle”. The Snoop Dogg-assisted ode to big butts picks up where international smash “Talk Dirty” left off - with explicit lyrics, an instantly hummable chorus and sick beats courtesy of Wallpaper. And the song is proving to be just as popular, racing towards the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100.

The 24-year-old dropped the official video today (May 21) and it’s colorful, choreography-filled affair. Directed by Colin Tilley, the sun-soaked visual finds Jason throwing a pool party with Snoop (and Ne-Yo, for some reason). There’s plenty of dancing, drinking and scantily clad women shaking their booties. What more do you want? Watch up top.

Do you love Jason’s new video? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ne-Yo Premieres “Money Can’t Buy” Featuring Young Jeezy: Listen


Ne-Yo has spent the past few years writing dutifully for divas like Celine Dion and Rihanna. Around this time last year, he was even speaking on behalf of Beyonce regarding her self-titled album. But he returns to the spotlight today (May 27) on his own, with a song recalling his earliest days as a prolific R&B singer.

"Money Can’t Buy" isn’t the Euro-flavored dance-pop that boosted Ne-Yo’s chart success and dominated R&B (along with singers like Jay Sean, Jason Derulo and Chris Brown) for about one year too long. Instead, the song - which features Young Jeezy - is the sort of sophisticated, feel-good midtempo R&B that Ne-Yo was boasting nearly a decade prior with his 2006 debut, In My Own Words.

This is all fine and good - after all, the Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake collab “Love Never Felt So Good” is precisely that strain of R&B. (The song’s sentiments are sweet, too — it’s hard to deny that.) With earlier songs in mind, “Money Can’t Buy” has its moments — that melody in the bridge, a lyric here or there — but isn’t as memorable as a Ne-Yo song can be.

Judge for yourself by listening to “Money Can’t Buy” and weighing in within the comments below.

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Rita Ora Covers Coldplay’s “Magic” & Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”: Watch

Rita Ora surprised BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend crowd by covering Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love.”

By doing so, she joins the ranks of Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, Kesha and, best of all, this saxophonist. But she also found a way to distinguish her cover from the rest, by prefacing it with a bit of Coldplay‘s “Magic,” off of their new album Ghost Stories. She also shouted out the band, who headlined the festival the night before.

"Did you catch this performance last night? You liked them, right?" Ora said. "This is one of my favorite songs from there." Then, while backed by a small band, she seamlessly transitioned from one song to another, with her backup vocalists alternating between the two before a snap beat kicked "Drunk In Love" into full gear. Watch the cover below.

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