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Gimme Five: Things We Love About Lee Daniels’ Empire

Okay, so we know this post is long overdue, but we were so caught up with all of the drama on Empire that we forgot to weigh in on it. So, without further ado, here is a round-up of the five things Blindie loves about Lee Daniels’ Empire, besides the obvious -like Cookie, and Gabourey Sidibe’s character saying her mom is white which is why her name is Becky: 1 – The portrayal of an African American family business! Yes, they’re dysfunctional, lying and cheating, but isn’t that typical of a successful family business. Sure the business was started with
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Ga Ga: Estelle, Adele & M.I.A. Nab Grammy Award Nominations

Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Feb. 8, were announced Wednesday night during a special concert event. While Lil Wayne and Coldplay led with eight and seven Grammy nods, respectively, some of Blindie's ga ga-worthy artists, including Estelle, Adele, Jason Mraz, Leona Lewis, M.I.A. and Duffy were also nominated. Here's a list of nominees in the major categories: Best New Artist • Adele • Duffy • Jonas Brothers • Lady Antebellum • Jazmine Sullivan Record of the Year • "Chasing Pavements," Adele • "Viva la Vida," Coldplay • "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis • "Paper Planes," M.I.A. • "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Song of the Year • "American Boy," Estelle featuring Kanye West • "Chasing Pavements," Adele • "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz • "Love Song," Sara Bareilles • "Viva La Vida," Coldplay Pop Vocal AlbumDetours, Sheryl Crow • Rockferry, Duffy • Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles • Spirit, Leona Lewis • Covers, James Taylor Rap AlbumAmerican Gangster, Jay-Z • Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne • The Cool, Lupe Fiasco • Nas, Nas • Paper Trail, T.I. Rock AlbumViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay • Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock • Only By the Night, Kings of Leon • Death Magnetic, Metallica • Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs Album of the YearViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay • Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne • Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo • Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss • In Rainbows, Radiohead
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Naomi Campbell Walks Runway With Chanel Iman At Fashion For Relief

Naomi Campbell walked the runway Wednesday at the National History Museum in London with model-on-the-rise Chanel Iman as part of Fashion For Relief. So far there have been no reports of hair pulling, phones flying or bitchery of any sort. Prancing down the runway together, the two beauties even wore the same dress! Chanel in soft pink and Naomi in black. Estelle also strutted down the runway in a leopard print dress as did Tyson Beckford in full body motorcycle gear, which he then peeled off to reveal his impeccable upper body. Established in 2005, Fashion For Relief aids victims and survivors of Hurricane Katrina and raises money for the White Ribbon Alliance which campaigns for safe pregnancy and childbirth in developing nations.
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Estelle Nabs Five Mobo Award Nominations & Speaks Out on Adele & Duffy

Every time Estelle's Kanye West-cameod single "American Boy" circulates on our iPod, we can't help but to get amped. So when we heard the British songstress nabbed five Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Award nominations, we were elated. The 28-year-old singer earned more nods, including Best UK Female, Album, Song, R&B/Soul and Video, than fresh-faced stunner Leona Lewis, who recently became the first British woman to reach No. 1 in the US singles charts for more than 20 years for her hit, "Bleeding Love." More shocking than going face-to-face with hitmaker Lewis, Estelle is reportedly pissed to be going up against white British songstresses Adele & Duffy (whose "Warwick Avenue" we are completely haunted by and ga ga over!). "It's hilarious," Estelle told the London Times. "I'm not mad at 'em - but I'm just wondering, how the hell is there not a single black person in the press singing soul? Adele ain't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once and she's got a deeper voice - that don't mean she's soul." The 13th annual awards will be held in London on October 15.
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Gimme Five: Things We Love About Lee Daniels’ Empire

Okay, so we know this post is long overdue, but we were so caught up with all of the drama on Empire that we forgot to weigh in on it. So, without further ado, here is a round-up of the five things Blindie loves about Lee Daniels’ Empire, besides the obvious -like Cookie, and Gabourey Sidibe’s character saying her mom is white which is why her name is Becky: 1 – The portrayal of an African American family business! Yes, they’re dysfunctional, lying and cheating, but isn’t that typical of a successful family business. Sure the business was started with
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Ga Ga: Estelle, Adele & M.I.A. Nab Grammy Award Nominations

Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Feb. 8, were announced Wednesday night during a special concert event. While Lil Wayne and Coldplay led with eight and seven Grammy nods, respectively, some of Blindie's ga ga-worthy artists, including Estelle, Adele, Jason Mraz, Leona Lewis, M.I.A. and Duffy were also nominated. Here's a list of nominees in the major categories: Best New Artist • Adele • Duffy • Jonas Brothers • Lady Antebellum • Jazmine Sullivan Record of the Year • "Chasing Pavements," Adele • "Viva la Vida," Coldplay • "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis • "Paper Planes," M.I.A. • "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Song of the Year • "American Boy," Estelle featuring Kanye West • "Chasing Pavements," Adele • "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz • "Love Song," Sara Bareilles • "Viva La Vida," Coldplay Pop Vocal AlbumDetours, Sheryl Crow • Rockferry, Duffy • Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles • Spirit, Leona Lewis • Covers, James Taylor Rap AlbumAmerican Gangster, Jay-Z • Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne • The Cool, Lupe Fiasco • Nas, Nas • Paper Trail, T.I. Rock AlbumViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay • Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock • Only By the Night, Kings of Leon • Death Magnetic, Metallica • Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs Album of the YearViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay • Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne • Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo • Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss • In Rainbows, Radiohead
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Naomi Campbell Walks Runway With Chanel Iman At Fashion For Relief

Naomi Campbell walked the runway Wednesday at the National History Museum in London with model-on-the-rise Chanel Iman as part of Fashion For Relief. So far there have been no reports of hair pulling, phones flying or bitchery of any sort. Prancing down the runway together, the two beauties even wore the same dress! Chanel in soft pink and Naomi in black. Estelle also strutted down the runway in a leopard print dress as did Tyson Beckford in full body motorcycle gear, which he then peeled off to reveal his impeccable upper body. Established in 2005, Fashion For Relief aids victims and survivors of Hurricane Katrina and raises money for the White Ribbon Alliance which campaigns for safe pregnancy and childbirth in developing nations.
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Estelle Nabs Five Mobo Award Nominations & Speaks Out on Adele & Duffy

Every time Estelle's Kanye West-cameod single "American Boy" circulates on our iPod, we can't help but to get amped. So when we heard the British songstress nabbed five Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Award nominations, we were elated. The 28-year-old singer earned more nods, including Best UK Female, Album, Song, R&B/Soul and Video, than fresh-faced stunner Leona Lewis, who recently became the first British woman to reach No. 1 in the US singles charts for more than 20 years for her hit, "Bleeding Love." More shocking than going face-to-face with hitmaker Lewis, Estelle is reportedly pissed to be going up against white British songstresses Adele & Duffy (whose "Warwick Avenue" we are completely haunted by and ga ga over!). "It's hilarious," Estelle told the London Times. "I'm not mad at 'em - but I'm just wondering, how the hell is there not a single black person in the press singing soul? Adele ain't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once and she's got a deeper voice - that don't mean she's soul." The 13th annual awards will be held in London on October 15.
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