June 7, 2010
This we all know: Beauty (with a capital B) doesn’t begin with make-up application or even stepping into a fly outfit. Of course it’s within, but it’s also that which God gave you and how you take care of it. You only get one body! So as a precursor to our upcoming show, we’re spotlighting many of our fab, favorite things! Splashing us with a Hot Flash is beautification bottled by the one and only Honey Cat Cosmetics - a Martini Pink certified haute bath, body & cosmetics product line with amazing scents, lotions, soaps, creams, candles and more, all wrapped up in the most divine pink packaging! We love it!
We had the wonderful opportunity of catching up with Honeycat proprietor - the fun and fantastic Ms. Terry who started her bath and body care business by mixing up sweet concoctions in her home and then trying out these sensually smelling concoctions on her fiance (whom after one too many times decided he could no longer smell like a sexy woman). Terry was forced to find a new guinea pig and began doling out samples to friends and family members. Before long she was taking full fledged orders.
Having left a career in medicine to pursue her entrepreneurial ventures was trying at first, Terry admits, “Whenever you leave your comfort zone it can be scary.” But that did not stop this kitty from learning her way around proper mixtures, the right ratios, and consistencies. Here she tells us more about Honeycat!
Terry: I love cats. They are so mysterious and sneaky. There is a long history between women and cats which dates back to ancient Egypt where it was believed that cats had a virus that would infect their female masters, making them sexy, desirable and irresistible. (No wonder Cleopatra had so many cats running around the palace). We created Honeycat to appeal to that inner catwoman lurking inside all us gals!
MP: There is definitely an element of sexy and sensuality to your product. Why did you not shy away from that?
Terry: There is a distinct difference between sexy and slutty. I think that sexy is attractive, pretty, something to be embraced.
MP: Why is it important for women to indulge in beauty products?
Terry: It makes us feel good. No matter how successful we are and how much we have to play the “good ole boys club” games, at the end of the day, most of us are still that little girl who likes to play dress-up. When we pamper ourselves, it’s like we can kind of get back to that special little girl that we use to be.
Terry: Over here at the Honeycat lair, we are always working on something new: ”Kitty Caviar” which is a strawberry champagne shower caviar (looks just like a jar of caviar), “Cat Got Your Tub” pomegranate cassis bath powder and “You Gotta Be Kitten Me” shower gel. These will all be out by end of July. We are also developing a few new lip glosses and eyeshadow trios.
Honeycat Cosmetics is available all over the United States as well as in Borders Stores and online at HoneyCat. We highly recommend the Calypso Kitty Pineapple Scrub , the Whisker Slickers “I’m in Heat: Lip Balm (which got us through the entire winter), and the delectable Sweet Potato Pie Grooming Day Bubble Stuff.
May 17, 2010
Common and Queen Latifah’s new romantic comedy Just Wright opened in theaters on Friday, May 14th and landed on the box office strip at number four taking in a lackluster 8.5 million for the weekend. Action-packed, comic book sequel Iron Man 2 held on strong at number one, followed by Robin Hood which earned 37.1 million this weekend, Letters to Juliet which scored 13.8 million this weekend, rounded out by How to Train Your Dragon at number 5 with now, a total of 207 million at the box office.
Just Wright may have come in third place for opening films for the weekend but it was up against some serious competition and only opened in 1800 theaters. In comparison, Robin Hood was broadcast in 3500.
Still, considering that Tyler Perry’s most recent flicks far outnumber Sanaa Hamri’s release, one has to wonder what is the fate of black romantic comedies? What does Tyler have in the script of Why Did I Get Married Too that Hamri was lacking with Just Wright? The cast was certainly of the same caliber. The advertising seemed to be there as Just Wright was on every urban blog and website with more than 200 views… Yet in still, the ticket numbers just didn’t add up. Sadly, Just Wright’s poor turn out at the box office could possibly affect the fate of future urban romantic comedies, unless of course, Tyler Perry is involved.
What say you?
May 15, 2010
Because you know we’re always looking for Mr. Stringer Bell aka Derek (Obsessed) aka John Luther. Amen! The brother is working full time on a new series called “Luther” which debuted on the BBC1 earlier this month. Elba plays opposite his classic “The Wire” role this time around. He’s a leading police officer in this cop drama. Aside from this new weekly series, Idris is also highly anticipating the World Cup.
The sexy, moonlighting DJ was slated to play in a celebrity round along with Robbie Williams and other futbol enthusiasts but is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon (anything we can do to help, we’re there). However, you can catch him on the silver screen right now in the role of Rogue in the recently released flick The Losers. The Losers also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana.
May 10, 2010
According to published reports singer, songwriter, dancer and all around multi-talented American performer, Lena Horne passed away last night in New York City at the age of 92. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 30th of 1917, Lena Horne initially began her career as an actress and dancer but when her singing abilities out shined her on camera appearances and performances, her beautiful voice took over.
Ms. Horne was the first black actress to be signed to a long term contract by a leading Hollywood studio. She first appeared in The Duke is Tops in 1938, Stormy Weather in 1943, and The Wiz as Glinda the Good Witch in 1978. From the 30s to the 90s she sang in nightclubs all around the world. In her lifetime she won three Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Tony for her one woman show “The Lady And Her Music”.
Lena Horne weathered masses criticism and racism throughout the early part of her career only to arrive on top largely in part due to her activism in the Civil Rights Movement.
Rest in peace.
May 8, 2010
B’s back at it again. Just days ago she released a video for the song “Why Don’t You Love Me?” Starring as B.B. Homemaker (that was a nod to “Mad Men” for those of you who check the series), B gets her sexy housewife look on .. a look that Sade is borrowing these days as well. Despite popular confusion, this song is from Bey’s I Am… Sasha Fierce album and was written by sis Solange. What do you think?
June 7, 2009
Jazmine Sullivan will hit the stage at this year’s Reggae Sumfest for International Night in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Grammy award nominee will grace the stage on Friday, July 25 of the weeklong festival.
The Festival, which starts with a beach party on Sunday July 19 and then has three nights of pulsating live performances from Thursday July 23 to Saturday July 25, will also feature rap music luminary Nas and reggae royalty Damian ‘Jnr Gong’ Marley, as well as Bounty Killer, Mavado, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, and a host of other local talents.
May 31, 2009
Kimora Lee Simmons and beau Djimon Hounsou announce the birth of their baby boy Saturday via, what else? Twitter. The BabyPhat tweet read: “It’s a boy!
Thanks to everyone out there for all your well wishes! More to come.
Thank God. And God Bless! Kimora + Djimon Love & Light, KLS”.
Prior to giving birth, KLS, much like Erykah Badu, even tweeted that she was having contractions: “Having contractions now! Ooo- wee! It’s like WHOA! Love & Light, KLS” and that “It’s time !! No turning back! At hospital in labor right now!! Love & Light, KLS.”
And before the miracle of child birth, Kimora even posted this very tres natural twitpic.
Congratulations to the entire family!
May 27, 2009
Have you been jonesin’ for that Beyonce “Ego” remix featuring Kanye West with his tongue and cheek verbal gymnastics? Well pretty soon you’ll be able to score that along with a slew of electronica tunes.
It’s called Above and Beyonce Video Collection & Dance Mixes and starting June 16, you’ll be able to get your hands on it.
In addition to the dance remixes, this package also includes videos “Ego” (as seen on the right of the homescreen) and the epic success “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”.
Above and Beyonce Video Collection & Dance Mixes - tracklisting DVD 1. If I Were A Boy 2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 3. Diva 4. Halo 5. Broken-Hearted Girl 6. Ego (Fan Exclusive) 7. Ego (featuring Kanye West) b-roll footage CD 1. If I Were A Boy (Maurice Joshua Mojo UK Remix) 2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Remix) 3. Diva (Karmatronic Remix) 4. Halo (Dave Aude Remix) 5. Broken-Hearted Girl (Catalyst Remix) 6. Ego (DAC Remix) 7. Sweet Dreams (dance mix) 8. Ego (Remix featuring Kanye West)
May 17, 2009
Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” documentary is set to arrive in theaters this year. On the tails of Tyra Banks‘ recent “Good Hair” episode, Rock’s documentary will not only hit the silver screen stateside, it will also be released internationally.
The documentary, which Rock co-wrote and produced, features discussions on hair with celebrities Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Raven Simone, Ice-T, and get this… Rev. Al Sharpton. Now, I’m sure he has some serious hair stories. This documentary was inspired by Rock’s daughter who asked her daddy that very tough question about hair.
May 12, 2009
Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler is slated to host a new talk show pilot called “The Aisha Tyler Show”. The show is reportedly aimed at younger audiences and will utilize normal talk show elements along with comedic political commentary, produced comedy segments and social networking opportunities for fans to connect with Tyler via Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.
Production on the pilot will begin this season.
Tyler was most recently seen in the feature film Bedtime Stories and on her own Comedy Central special “Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore.”