January 25, 2011

TV/Film

The Game: The Baby Mama Speck

The premiere episode of The Game on BET attracted 7.7 million viewers, making it the biggest premiere in cable television history. The love of the fans, which seems stronger than ever, brought the show back after cancellation. Even after a loopy, at times, disappointing premiere– Tasha Mack smoking Black-n-Milds and leaving Rick Fox for 106 & Park’s scrawny Terrance, the miscasting of lil’ Brittany’s character and the most dubious of revelations, that Melanie aka “Med Read more…

January 18, 2011

Best Of, books, Grooves, TV/Film, Videos

Best of 2010 & 2011 on theHotness Tip

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18 days into the new year and it’s already been a doozy. The first week I had to travel to South Carolina to attend the funeral of my ever charming, charismatic, and ambitious cousin, Michael. That same week another cousin suffered a mild stroke at the meager age of 42. On top of worry, grief, regret and frustration, I’ve been dealing with an awful case of writer’s block. I’ve been consumed with thoughts about the Read more…

December 23, 2010

Lifestyle, Real Talk

Holiday Hotness: Who’s Your Santa, Baby?

Whether you’re naughty or nice, a youngin’ bah-humbugin’, or an older head singin Fa-La-La’s, we all want and like getting gifts. Don’t front! Yeah giving feels just as good as receiving, but dang getting a present, especially when it’s least expected is the shiznit! The wondrous beauty of being a child is their honest naivete. Remember those long, detailed Christmas Lists we used to write asking Santa Claus for all our hearts’ desires—an Easy Bake Read more…

December 16, 2010

Art

Artist Talk with Wangechi Mutu

Please join theHotness.com’s Nicole Moore and Artist of the Year Wangechi Mutu this Saturday, December 18th at NYC’s Gladstone Gallery for an Artist Talk about Black female body politics, beauty, being “Exotic” and racism.

Wangechi Mutu’s art is much more than cuttin’ & pasting. Her collage summons up ancestral ghosts of dismembered African bodies and futuristic alien goddesses that can leap and bound over breast implants and traditional ideas of beauty. “Females carry the marks, Read more…

December 13, 2010

Hot Grrrls

10 Most Fascinating People of 2010

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Like so many people across the globe, I tuned into Barbara Walter’s special last Thursday evening to see who would make her list of “The 10 Most Fascinating People” and like so many peeps I was pretty disappointed. I can see Mark Zuckerberg and Betty White and was pleased to see LeBron James on her list as well, but Jennifer Lopez and The Jersey Shore cast? Nuh-uh. And I don’t have to like something to Read more…

December 7, 2010

Real Talk

Felt Up, But Not Fed-up?!

Last Monday morning Nicki Minaj was on “Live! With Regis & Kelly” promoting her new CD “Pink Friday.” Nicki performed “Right Thru Me” and was doing her post-talk Q&A with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa when Reg seemingly mesmerized by Naj’s badunka-dunk exclaimed, “I love the way you dress. This looks like you’ve got a little strap around you there.” Then outta no where he touches her dress and then slapped Nicki on her backside. Read more…

December 2, 2010

Fly-aspora

FLY-ASPORA: Shingai Shoniwa

Shingai Elizabeth Maria Shoniwa: Lead singer & bassist of The Noisettes; English of Zimbabwean descent; Virgo; Joined Amnesty International’s “Make Some Noise” to raise awareness of conflict in Darfur; A twin.


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December 1, 2010

Lifestyle, Real Talk

World AIDS Day – Hydeia Broadbent

In 2001 I flew to Los Angeles to meet and interview the award-winning, community mobilizing, youth educating AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent. She was 17 then and now at 26, Hydeia is still traveling the globe talking about her experiences living with AIDS and about practicing safe sex. I recently caught up with the ever stylish, forever tweeting Gemini at a Black Girls Rock media reception. She was featured in the BET telecast and spoke Read more…

November 24, 2010

Hot Grrrls

Hot Grrrl: Ntozake Shange


Last Monday afternoon, after switching up my schedule, I nervously went to the Nuyorican Poets Café website to purchase tickets. I had postponed a conference call and changed my dinner plans, yet I wasn’t even sure if there were still tickets available for Ntozake Shange’s rare appearance that night at the legendary hot spot for spoken word, poetry and music. I clicked “1-Ticket” and sho nuff my card was charged $12 to see the woman Read more…

November 19, 2010

Best Of, Real Talk

3 Life Lessons from Dancing With The Stars

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After Tuesday night’s shocking results on “Dancing With The Stars” where top-scoring Brandy and her partner Maks got the boot, folks all across America have been going berserk. One man in Wisconsin even shot his television and pointed the gun at his wife in a state of rage. Personally, I was over DWTS years ago when Mel B. lost. Homegirl was doing splits, executed the fox trot like a pro and twirled around like she Read more…