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Monthly Archives December 2008

Will The Hills‘ Whitney Port Befriend Black People in The City?

Just as Lauren Conrad moved on from Laguna Beach, Whitney Port is breaking out of The Hills to discover her own fame in The City, but will she also find some black friends? We've been watching The Hills for four seasons and have barely caught a glimpse of any ethnic people, except for Brody Jenner's Mexican bromance buddy Frankie Delgado. Even TMZ asked Conrad, "How come there's no black people on The Hills?" "Doesn't everyone have at least one black friend?" TMZ insists. Well, since The City is being filmed in New York City, considered to be America's melting pot, we're hoping Whitney will find that one black friend -or at least someone ethnic. The City premieres on December 29 on MTV.
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Ga Ga: In Honor of 2008 Blindie Lists Favorite Things of the Year

With our freshman year on the web coming to a close, Blindie's compiled a list of our favorite things of 2008: FASHION Favorite Model: It's a TIE! Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman have continued to impress us this year with their growing catwalk & cover careers! Best Red Carpet Moment: Rihanna at the BET Awards. We know, gross. BUT one highlight of the ghetto fab awards ceremony was Rihanna showing up in the ruffled yellow sundress by Giambattista Valli..FAB! PEOPLE Best Grown Hunk: Jason Momoa. Granted his face was tragically slashed, but he's having his second baby with Lisa Bonet and we're pretty sure the scar will just make him look more ruggedly gorgeous! Best Growing Hunk: Taylor Lautner. The Twilight star has fans petitioning to get him cast in the sequel New Moon. We're too excited to see this 16-year-old cutie mature into manhood! Favorite Starlet: Rosario Dawson. With two hit flicks (Eagle Eye & Seven Pounds) and a massive get-out-the-vote effort, the New York bred beauty stunned us with her acting chops and her love of Twilight! Best Sisters: Sasha & Malia Obama. These girls are too cute and we're lucky enough to watch them blossom into young women in the White House! Best Couple: Barack & Michelle Obama. The new faces of America have busted the glass ceiling and will continue to show the world the beauty of black love. TV/MOVIES Favorite Reality Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Talk about drama! These five Georgia peaches reminded us what reality TV was supposed be: real, bitchy and explosive! Best Break Out Star: Cast of Twilight. Not since JTT have we gone beserk over teen hotness (and we are grown women!)...this cast (and we're hoping little Taylor too) will be back to give us more blood in New Moon. Favorite Gossip Girl & Guy: Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick: They're the ONLY reason to watch GG. The best TV chemistry we've seen since Mer-Der circa Season 1 of Grey's (when it was good)! MUSIC Best Band: TV on the Radio. With the release of their latest album, Dear Science, TOTR happily reminded us of some our favorite songs of the 80s! Best Single: "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. It was a stoner flick that made it ubiquitous, but this infectious hit made us skip on the streets! Best New Artist: Leona Lewis. This record-breaking Brit helped us through some bad breakups in 2008, with "Bleeding Love" and "Better in Time"! Most Addictive Choreography: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. From fat gay men to skinny gay men to a little tot named Arianna in a onesie, too many regular people uploaded videos of their best renditions of this addictive hit.
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Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman Featured in 16-Page Vogue Fashion Spread

Ga Ga worthy stompers Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn are featured in a 16-page fashion editorial for the January issue of American Vogue. The pretty little things don matching samurai-inspired braids and shine in every designer from Rodarte and Balenciaga to Nina Ricci and Prada. "Who better than Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn, two models poised for even greater heights in the new year, to adopt the season's understated attitude," the magazine writes. Blindie loves that two of our favorite models are gaining momentum.
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Happy Christmakwanzukkah!: A Celebration Of Black-Jewish Entertainers

Hang the stockings, light the menorah, gather around the tree and spin the dreidel! It's time to recognize the famous African American Jews who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas---and maybe even Kwanzaa: Lisa Bonet - the Life on Mars actress has a Jewish mother and an African American father. Lenny Kravitz - the sexy singer boasts Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz for a father and the late African American TV star Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons for a mother. Sophie Okonedo - the British star of The Secret Life of Bees has a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Slash - the Velvet Revolver metal head has a mother of Nigerian descent and a British Jewish father. Rashida Jones - the former Office worker is the daughter of African American music icon Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton who is Jewish. Rain Pryor - the daughter of African American comic legend Richard Pryor has a Jewish mother.
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Vanilla Label Banana Republic Debuts Interracial Couple in New Ad Campaign

Not many mainstream companies feature interracial couples, specifically those involving black women and white men. In its latest ad campaign, Banana Republic, best known for promoting a WASPy image, features Somalian beauty Yasmin Warsame and a white male model canoodling in a snowy Central Park. Blindie's all about promoting love and we're going ga ga over these stylistic winter wonderland ads.
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Monthly Archives December 2008

Will The Hills‘ Whitney Port Befriend Black People in The City?

Just as Lauren Conrad moved on from Laguna Beach, Whitney Port is breaking out of The Hills to discover her own fame in The City, but will she also find some black friends? We've been watching The Hills for four seasons and have barely caught a glimpse of any ethnic people, except for Brody Jenner's Mexican bromance buddy Frankie Delgado. Even TMZ asked Conrad, "How come there's no black people on The Hills?" "Doesn't everyone have at least one black friend?" TMZ insists. Well, since The City is being filmed in New York City, considered to be America's melting pot, we're hoping Whitney will find that one black friend -or at least someone ethnic. The City premieres on December 29 on MTV.
Read More

Ga Ga: In Honor of 2008 Blindie Lists Favorite Things of the Year

With our freshman year on the web coming to a close, Blindie's compiled a list of our favorite things of 2008: FASHION Favorite Model: It's a TIE! Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman have continued to impress us this year with their growing catwalk & cover careers! Best Red Carpet Moment: Rihanna at the BET Awards. We know, gross. BUT one highlight of the ghetto fab awards ceremony was Rihanna showing up in the ruffled yellow sundress by Giambattista Valli..FAB! PEOPLE Best Grown Hunk: Jason Momoa. Granted his face was tragically slashed, but he's having his second baby with Lisa Bonet and we're pretty sure the scar will just make him look more ruggedly gorgeous! Best Growing Hunk: Taylor Lautner. The Twilight star has fans petitioning to get him cast in the sequel New Moon. We're too excited to see this 16-year-old cutie mature into manhood! Favorite Starlet: Rosario Dawson. With two hit flicks (Eagle Eye & Seven Pounds) and a massive get-out-the-vote effort, the New York bred beauty stunned us with her acting chops and her love of Twilight! Best Sisters: Sasha & Malia Obama. These girls are too cute and we're lucky enough to watch them blossom into young women in the White House! Best Couple: Barack & Michelle Obama. The new faces of America have busted the glass ceiling and will continue to show the world the beauty of black love. TV/MOVIES Favorite Reality Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Talk about drama! These five Georgia peaches reminded us what reality TV was supposed be: real, bitchy and explosive! Best Break Out Star: Cast of Twilight. Not since JTT have we gone beserk over teen hotness (and we are grown women!)...this cast (and we're hoping little Taylor too) will be back to give us more blood in New Moon. Favorite Gossip Girl & Guy: Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick: They're the ONLY reason to watch GG. The best TV chemistry we've seen since Mer-Der circa Season 1 of Grey's (when it was good)! MUSIC Best Band: TV on the Radio. With the release of their latest album, Dear Science, TOTR happily reminded us of some our favorite songs of the 80s! Best Single: "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. It was a stoner flick that made it ubiquitous, but this infectious hit made us skip on the streets! Best New Artist: Leona Lewis. This record-breaking Brit helped us through some bad breakups in 2008, with "Bleeding Love" and "Better in Time"! Most Addictive Choreography: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. From fat gay men to skinny gay men to a little tot named Arianna in a onesie, too many regular people uploaded videos of their best renditions of this addictive hit.
Read More

Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman Featured in 16-Page Vogue Fashion Spread

Ga Ga worthy stompers Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn are featured in a 16-page fashion editorial for the January issue of American Vogue. The pretty little things don matching samurai-inspired braids and shine in every designer from Rodarte and Balenciaga to Nina Ricci and Prada. "Who better than Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn, two models poised for even greater heights in the new year, to adopt the season's understated attitude," the magazine writes. Blindie loves that two of our favorite models are gaining momentum.
Read More

Happy Christmakwanzukkah!: A Celebration Of Black-Jewish Entertainers

Hang the stockings, light the menorah, gather around the tree and spin the dreidel! It's time to recognize the famous African American Jews who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas---and maybe even Kwanzaa: Lisa Bonet - the Life on Mars actress has a Jewish mother and an African American father. Lenny Kravitz - the sexy singer boasts Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz for a father and the late African American TV star Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons for a mother. Sophie Okonedo - the British star of The Secret Life of Bees has a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Slash - the Velvet Revolver metal head has a mother of Nigerian descent and a British Jewish father. Rashida Jones - the former Office worker is the daughter of African American music icon Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton who is Jewish. Rain Pryor - the daughter of African American comic legend Richard Pryor has a Jewish mother.
Read More

Vanilla Label Banana Republic Debuts Interracial Couple in New Ad Campaign

Not many mainstream companies feature interracial couples, specifically those involving black women and white men. In its latest ad campaign, Banana Republic, best known for promoting a WASPy image, features Somalian beauty Yasmin Warsame and a white male model canoodling in a snowy Central Park. Blindie's all about promoting love and we're going ga ga over these stylistic winter wonderland ads.
Read More