Monday, July 21, 2008

Fresh Face [#018]: Bridgette Amofah

Fresh Face [#018]: Bridgette Amofah

A feather in the hat to the alternative scene, London-based, Bridgette Amofah, is picking up where the Dido's of the music world left off.

Cutting her teeth as lead vocalist for the UK's Oi Va Voi (replacing KT Tunstall), Bridgette is quickly racking up praise for her unique sound; a continental blend of pop, french and indie influences.

This is music for jet-setters.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Project Runway's 5th Strut

(A design from Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway: Season 4)

We thought Season 3 of Project Runway had seasoning, but Season 5 is already simmering with its own pot of flavor.


With the most contestants of color we've ever seen in a single episode, Bravo's last season of Runway (season 6 is saying Aufedersein and moving to Lifetime) is one of its most diverse yet. Designers, Jerell Scott, Korto Momolu and Terri Stevens are hoping a stint at "must see tv" can make them must-wear designers.

Will either of these posh hopefuls make it to New York's illustrious Fashion Week? Watch What Happens.

Season 5 premieres tonight.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long Get Animated

Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan Get Animated

Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long are packing up and heading to 'Cleveland.'

The actresses will join Fox's Family Guy spin-off as the women in the title character, Cleveland Brown's, life. Sanaa will play Cleveland's love interest and Nia, her rebellious teenage daughter (no word yet on what will become of Cleveland's original wife, Loretta...)

We hope that the show can translate Family Guy's niche humor to a diverse audience; with the talent falling into place, it certainly has the early makings of a midseason hit.

Thursday, July 03, 2008


We didn't know if 2008 could produce a more thrill-inducing match-up than this years' NBA Final... and then Venus and Serena both raised their Wimbledon rackets and started firing...


For the seventh time in history, the Women's Wimbledon title will bear a Williams Sisters' name and, for the seventh time, Venus Ebony Starr and Serena Jameka Williams will display, before an all England Club of thousands, (to paraphrase Rapper Mims), why they're hot.


On Saturday, for the seventh time in our tennis-viewing history, we have the guilty pleasure of not really caring who wins, confident in the fact that our tennis superheroes have, once again, pronounced their tennis supremacy to the world.

So we'll pop up a fresh bag of Orville Redenbacher and thank our lucky stars that Richard and Oracene Williams made magic not once--but twice--giving us a little something extra to celebrate this Independence Day weekend. God Bless America!

Which sister are you secretly pulling for...?