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Monthly Archives March 2009

Tyra Banks Takes Top Model Search To South Africa

tyra-banks-top-model-south-africa Talk show host and model extraordinaire Tyra Banks is partnering with South African businessman Tom Kelly in conjunction with MTN to take her Top Model search to Africa. Auditions will be held on March 29th in Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre and the show will follow the format of the original US show. Winners will receive modeling contracts with IMG Models, a six-month contract as the face of Louis Vuitton, and the chance to co-present on The Tyra Banks Show. Blindie hopes the South African version of Top Model will be telecast in the US and they mix in some white South Africans with controversial viewpoints for some added drama.
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Ga Ga: Football Player Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe On The Travel Channel

dhani_jones Photo: Paul Pugliese Dhani Jones is on a mission to prove there is life beyond football -an adventurous one that involves globe-trotting and a multitude of grueling sports, on the Travel Channel's Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was named one of PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Bachelors in 2005 and most recently vowed to crush newlywed Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in a hilarious ESPN video. Jones makes his first stop on The Globe in Thailand and shows off some impressive athletic skills as he wins a Muay Thai martial arts match, a bit of charm as he fends of the lady-boys in the red light district, and a great sense of humor as he chows down on fried crickets, bumblebees and cockroaches from a street vendor. Blindie is ga ga for Dhani Jones and his globe-trotting show that blends sports, travel, food, and red light districts!
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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Will Rihanna Star in The Bodyguard Remake with Channing Tatum?

channing-tatum-bodyguardrihanna Rihanna is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of The Bodyguard--and Blindie couldn't be more excited! The battered pop star would reprise Whitney Houston's diva role in an updated version of the 1992 flick, opposite Step Up and GI Joe hunk Channing Tatum (as Kevin Costner's brooding bodyguard role). The remake would be a "young and sexy take" on the original, an insider tells the New York Daily News.
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Happy Birthday, Nahla Ariela: Halle Berry’s Baby is Finally 1!

nahla-ariela-halle-berry Halle Berry's pride and joy, daugther Nahla Ariela Aubry, is one year old! It was only in February that the Oscar-winning actress told Essence magazine, "As a woman, I thought it was all about work and accomplishments. Then this little baby comes along and says that it's not about that." Berry is also starring in the film adaptation of the novel Nappily Ever After, which she'll go bald for. But is mainly doing it for Nahla's seal of approval. "I don't want my daughter to look back at my work and think, 'Mom sold out,' " she said. "I want to leave a legacy that she can be proud of." Check out more photos here! PHOTO CREDIT: Fame via Celebrity-Babies.com
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Monthly Archives March 2009

Tyra Banks Takes Top Model Search To South Africa

tyra-banks-top-model-south-africa Talk show host and model extraordinaire Tyra Banks is partnering with South African businessman Tom Kelly in conjunction with MTN to take her Top Model search to Africa. Auditions will be held on March 29th in Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre and the show will follow the format of the original US show. Winners will receive modeling contracts with IMG Models, a six-month contract as the face of Louis Vuitton, and the chance to co-present on The Tyra Banks Show. Blindie hopes the South African version of Top Model will be telecast in the US and they mix in some white South Africans with controversial viewpoints for some added drama.
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Ga Ga: Football Player Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe On The Travel Channel

dhani_jones Photo: Paul Pugliese Dhani Jones is on a mission to prove there is life beyond football -an adventurous one that involves globe-trotting and a multitude of grueling sports, on the Travel Channel's Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was named one of PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Bachelors in 2005 and most recently vowed to crush newlywed Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in a hilarious ESPN video. Jones makes his first stop on The Globe in Thailand and shows off some impressive athletic skills as he wins a Muay Thai martial arts match, a bit of charm as he fends of the lady-boys in the red light district, and a great sense of humor as he chows down on fried crickets, bumblebees and cockroaches from a street vendor. Blindie is ga ga for Dhani Jones and his globe-trotting show that blends sports, travel, food, and red light districts!
Read More

GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
Read More

Will Rihanna Star in The Bodyguard Remake with Channing Tatum?

channing-tatum-bodyguardrihanna Rihanna is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of The Bodyguard--and Blindie couldn't be more excited! The battered pop star would reprise Whitney Houston's diva role in an updated version of the 1992 flick, opposite Step Up and GI Joe hunk Channing Tatum (as Kevin Costner's brooding bodyguard role). The remake would be a "young and sexy take" on the original, an insider tells the New York Daily News.
Read More

Happy Birthday, Nahla Ariela: Halle Berry’s Baby is Finally 1!

nahla-ariela-halle-berry Halle Berry's pride and joy, daugther Nahla Ariela Aubry, is one year old! It was only in February that the Oscar-winning actress told Essence magazine, "As a woman, I thought it was all about work and accomplishments. Then this little baby comes along and says that it's not about that." Berry is also starring in the film adaptation of the novel Nappily Ever After, which she'll go bald for. But is mainly doing it for Nahla's seal of approval. "I don't want my daughter to look back at my work and think, 'Mom sold out,' " she said. "I want to leave a legacy that she can be proud of." Check out more photos here! PHOTO CREDIT: Fame via Celebrity-Babies.com
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