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Beyonce Confronts Kim Kardashian, Claiming that She’s Trying to Use Jay-Z for Fame

It looks like the pot has finally boiled over in the quiet war between Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.  In an escalation for the ages, Beyonce is said to have confronted Kim directly about her trying to use her husband Jay-Z to build her fame. There were previous reports that Beyonce ignored Kim this week when they both went to the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.  Both Kanye West and Jay-Z performed, but Kim and Beyonce kept each other at arm’s length.   That’s when Beyonce reportedly came at Kim, accusing her of digging into a documentary that Jay-Z is shooting with Ron Howard at the event. Kim was allegedly trying to put herself in the spotlight of the documentary, which apparently upset Beyonce, who wanted her hubby to get the attention. “Kim was desperate for attention in the VIP area and was getting in the way of cameras that were supposed to be filming Jay-Z. She kept saying she was a huge fan of Ron Howard and would do anything to be cast in one of his films, so Kim was using this as an opportunity to impress the movie maverick,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “However, Beyonce wasn’t amused that Kim was using her husband’s documentary to audition for Ron. So, she took Kim to one side and told her that the day wasn’t about her, it was about Jay-Z, his work in organizing the event and there were other celebrities and musicians there that needed coverage too,” the insider went on. This is just the latest in the ugliness that’s been occurring between the two millionaire women.  Beyonce is the only one with any talent, but Kim seems to have the talent of making money without actually working. “Kim was fuming that the spotlight wasn’t on her – but Ron was there for Jay-Z, not her, and he really didn’t care if she was or wasn’t taking part in any of the filming. Step forward Jay-Z, as gracious as he is, [tried] to act as peacemaker. He said to Beyonce that she needs to play nice with Kim because he is pals with Kanye,” the source said. Kim was taken aback by Beyonce’s behavior.  She even called her mother, Kris Jenner, to talk about what happened.  She says that she meant no harm and that she didn’t deserve to be treated that way.  All four of the people involved are multi-millionaires, so it seems strange that they would be fighting in this way. “But the damage was done. Later that night, Kim phoned her mom Kris to complain about the harsh treatment she thought she got at the festival,” the confidante explained, adding that “she just isn’t used to not getting what she wants.”

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Gabby Douglas to Release a New Memoir Just in Time for Christmas

People Magazine is reporting that everyone’s favorite superstar, Gabby Douglas, is on the money train just in time for Christmas.  Douglas is going to write a memoir that goes on sale during the holidays, as the 16-year old is getting a chance to enjoy the spoils that come from her outstanding performance at this year’s Olympic Games. The memoir is ...

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The (Ree)lationship Guide: Study Shows That Women Benefit From Withholding Intimacy Before Marriage

Researchers at Cornell University conducted a unique study on 600 married and cohabiting couples asking them how happy they were together. They were also asked how committed they were to the relationship, how emotionally involved they were, how well they communicated, how frequently did they argue, how long they had waited before becoming intimate, and what's their level or romance satisfaction. Nearly a third of the men and women said they became romantic within the first month of dating, while 28% waited at least six months, according to the Journal of Marriage and Family. Analysis of the data clearly showed that women who waited to become intimate were happier. And those who waited at least six months scored more highly in every category measured than those who got intimate within the first month. Even better, those who waited indicated that their intimacy was better. The researchers said couples may benefit from taking things slowly. " A strong s*xual desire may thwart the development of other key ingredients of a healthy relationship such as commitment, mutual understanding or shared values ," the report said. " Good s*x is sometimes confused with love; some couples overlook problematic aspects of their relationship that ultimately matter more in the long run ." The researchers said delaying s*x gave couples time to get to know each other and work out just how compatible they were. The study’s authors said: " Precocious pre-marital s*xual activities may have lasting effects on relationship quality. Courtship is a time for exploration and decision-making about the relationship, when partners assess compatibility, make commitments and build on emotional and physical intimacy. The rapid entry into s*xual relationships may, however, cut short this process, setting the stage for 'sliding' rather than 'deciding' to enter cohabiting unions ." Money worries and other factors that could have skewed the results of the study were taken into account. While I comprehend the results of the study, I don't believe the study will have much meaning if women aren't on the same page. There are a slew of women who'd be ecstatic to be intimate with 'no strings attached'. As long as those women are in existence, it may become a challenge for women who abstain from intimacy before marriage or for more than a few weeks to keep their significant other's undivided attention. This is especially true if the couple has been intimate in the past. Ladies, the best thing to do is be upfront and honest with guys you're dating. Let them know ahead of time that you are abstaining from intimacy before marriage so that they can make a decision as to whether or not they are willing to make that sacrifice. Men, if you date a woman who has informed you in advance that she is not going to be intimate with you prior to marriage or for quite some time, it is up to you to decide whether or not you're prepared (mentally) to abstain with her or if you would prefer to keep looking for someone who is willing to be intimate within a shorter timeframe. It is beneficial for each person to be honest with the person they're dating. If one person in the relationship lies or withholds information from the other, the relationship will inevitably be ruined and more than likely irreconcilable. Ree “The REE-lationship Guide” is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She is a contributing writer for YourBlackWorld.net and BlackLikeMoi.com. Follow her Twitter: @iDateDaily Questions, comments, and/or concerns can be addressed to Ree via email at TheREElationshipGuide@gmail.com                   The post The (Ree)lationship Guide: Study Shows That Women Benefit From Withholding Intimacy Before Marriage appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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Nicki Minaj Bamboozled Fans With Bisexual Stunt

Nicki Minaj was most notably known for being one of the first -- if not THE first -- female rappers to openly discuss her bisexuality. In 2010, Details interviewed her asking if she, an openly bisexual rapper, thought Hip-Hop would get more “gay –friendly.” She answered the question saying: " I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it's harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we'll see one in my lifetime ." She was also caught on video saying she wanted to have a threesome with actress and mother of  one of Lil Wayne's sons, Lauren London and P. Diddy's girlfriend, Cassie in 2010. Inevitably she was photographed walking hand-in-hand with Cassie, which heightened speculation that they were dating; however, in her latest interview with Rolling Out, the rapper reveals she dates men. " I think girls are sexy ," she says. " But I'm not going to lie and say that I date girls. " The rapper reveals she only branded herself as bisexual to attract media attention. Many believe the video has been snatched from the internet ever since. Yesterday, Nicki Minaj made headlines when she claimed to be a Republican in a song on Lil Wayne's recent mixtape and endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney. A slew of fans slammed her for being a "sell out" or even funnier, an "auntie tom," for citing that "lazy b*tches" are the reason for the down economy. While some speculate Nicki Minaj’s endorsement was for entertainment purposes only, earlier this year the rapper challenged President Obama about healthcare via Twitter. The pop-star was apparently saddened and frustrated by the death of Yvette Wilson, actress on “Moesha” and “The Parkers,” in which sources close to the actress said she’d depleted her finances on medications and treatments for cancer. The post Nicki Minaj Bamboozled Fans With Bisexual Stunt appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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Dr. Boyce & Nomalanga: Does CDC STD Data Seek to Make Black Women Look Bad?

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses seek to figure out why some women were offended by the survey stating that half of all black women have Herpes.   Is this data cause for alarm or are there those who are simply seeking to make black women look promiscuous?  Also, do you have to have a promiscuous person to catch an STD? Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga discuss this issue ask why so many black people appear to be disinterested in hearing the truth.

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Doll Collection Seeks to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

If you are a little girl of color, you are “positively perfect,” at least according to Lisa Williams, PhD, CEO of the “Positively Perfect Diva Collection,” which is going to be sold in the stores and online just in time for Christmas. “Having already created an infant and toddler line of multicultural dolls, the concept for this new line started with my desire to target girls in a slightly older age group,” said Williams. “I wanted young ladies to know that they are Dignified, Intelligent, Vivacious and Attractive – and the Diva Collection materialized.” Dr. Williams says that divas radiate confidence and beauty when they walk into the room.  Abrielle, one of the dolls, is a dancer.  Another, Zair, is an artist.  All the little girls in the collection are straight-A students, giving amazing role models to young women who get the chance to own the dolls. Dr. Williams, who is both a mother and professor, says that her goal is to inspire young people with her work. “Having our dolls on store shelves and available through many online retailers is the direct result of generations of parents, grandparents, and friends wanting to provide positive play for children,” she says. The dolls feature positive affirmations, like “I am proud,” “I am smart,” or “I am beautiful.”   They also feature various forms of cosmetic diversity and different hair styles. “Positively Perfect Dolls show all little girls they are beautiful,” Williams says. “I do not want to see another little African American girl fail to chose the doll that most closely resembles her precious face because the child does not view the doll as being equal to or more beautiful than the white doll.” You can buy one of Dr. Williams’ dolls on the websites of major retail stores such as Walmart, Toys R Us, HSN and Target.  

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Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dating Post-Divorce, Says Beau ‘Has To Have Six Figures’

Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dating and Relationships Beautiful Haitian actress Garcelle Beauvais sat down with Kreyolicious website to discuss dating after her second divorce and having self-love. Portions of the interview are below. Kreyolicious: Has the fact that you’ve dated two men who were outside your culture and “race”, made you more open to dating a black man? Garcelle Beauvais:  I’ve always been open to dating black men. Oliver’s dad is black. I’m not opposed to it. It’s that the right people have to approach me. I love who loves me; I love who comes to me. I’m accessible to everybody. I’m receptive to everybody. I can’t just go out and look for only one type of man. Life is tough enough. I love who loves me; who approaches me. Kreylocious: Can it be anybody, career-wise? Like a carpenter? A blue-collar worker? Garcelle Beauvais:  Yeah. [Laughs] Well, yeah. I’m not, you know, he has to have six figures; you have to have to have this and that. I’m looking for somebody who’s fun, loving, honest. It doesn’t matter what he does. Relationship advice for young women: First of all, I would say, be true to you. I don’t think you should have to give up part of you just to be with somebody else. I think it’s important if you can start with self-love. Loving yourself, you will not allow other people to hurt you unnecessarily. Love yourself. Have boundaries for yourself [so] that you won’t let anybody hurt you. I think that it’s also finding a good person, who has the same morals, the same goals with you. Relationships are tough no matter what. If you have somebody who has a lot in common with you, that’s half the battle. Obviously, I don’t know. I have two divorces. I’m not an expert. I think self-love is where you can start off with. Mike Nilon and Beauvais married in May 2001 and divorced April 2011. Beauvais went public with her 2nd husband’s five-year extra-marital affair in 2010. Nilon and Beauvais had twin boys October 2007 after a five-year struggle with infertility.  Beauvais has appeared in films and television as an actress and magazines, catalogs, and runway as a model.  

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Asa Lovechild: Kim Kardashian Gets Disrespected Big Time by Beyonce

It is no surprise to anyone that Kim Kardashian is always trying to get in where she fits in. Of course she would, she is a socialite, who came in on the coat tails of Paris Hilton.  This time around, it appears that it is really starting to backfire on her. Her desperate attempts to be on top are coming apart at the seams. Just recently, at the Made in America Festival in Philly, sources are saying that, Beyoncé barely acknowledged Kim was there, both ladies sitting on opposite sides of the stage. This has to be very awkward for Kanyé, being that he is very close to both Bey and Jay It may be that Bey is looking out for the best interest of a friend, or it could be the cattiness of women, in the moment. It does seem very odd that Kardashian is in this for love, as she did jump very quickly from Damon Thomas to Ray J, to Nick Lachey, to Nick Cannon, to Reggie Bush to Miles Austin, to Kris Humphries, and finally to  Kanyé. She is running neck and neck with Liz Taylor. However, this time around, she is trying a little harder to trim the derriere and dress a little more the part for her man. Kanye may want to keep is hands in his pockets and one eye open. And Kim may want to steer clear of over doing it for the sake of wanting be down, in front of Kanye’s friends. Only time will tell, what Kim Kardashian is really up to. Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City. Follow @asalovechild www.facebook.com/asaentertainmentgroup    

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Just Reel Film: “In(HER)View: A Conversation with Black Women” (Web Series)

by Dorian Chandler, Your Black World “In(HER)View: A Conversation with Black Women” looks to tell the unique stories of women of color. The eight-part bi-weekly documentary styled web series speaks to five black women and asks them eight similar questions. The questions revolve around their experiences, challenges, passions and what they love most about being a black woman. Charla Harlow ...

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Actress Elise Neal Launches Her Own Wig and Weave Lines

Actress Elise Neal has launched her own wig and weave line. Her loyal support to wigs and weaves for over the past 15 years is what prompted her to launch her own line. Her line promises to offer a vast array of colors, cuts, and styles with her wig and weave selections. She attributes her own obsession with changing up her hairstyles frequently to her reason for making her hair products versatile.  Neal partnered with California Lace Wigs and Weaves to help her push her endeavor. Her new collection will start off with an ombre collection sold exclusively on the California Lace Wigs & Weaves website . The actress is planning to launch more hair products this fall. Acting and developing hair products aren't the only industries in which Neal possesses skills. A couple of years ago, the actress had a cabaret show titled "Godiva: Assorted Flavors" which paid tribute to black entertainers. During one of her performances, Neal alleges that a member of pop-star group Pussycat Dolls was in the audience, and stole their highly acclaimed single "Don't Cha" from her as she performed it during the show. The Pussycat Dolls recorded the song -- just a few weeks after Neal performed it on stage -- and placed it on their album. The song quickly became a hit single. Neal did not hide her feelings about the Pussycat Dolls' reaction to her going public about the alleged theft.  " I do not care if they're upset because I think they should know it came from me, " she said in an interview. The post Actress Elise Neal Launches Her Own Wig and Weave Lines appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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