Monday, December 21, 2015

Mike Bandz

Mike Bandz is among the rising stars across the planet at the moments. Bandz born in the late 80’s in North's Carolina, picked up his passion towards hip hop from an early stage of his life and it didn't take long before he made his land mark in the industry. Still growing everyday, his unique charisma keeps placing him a step ahead of others with the ability make his name stand out strong in an over saturated industry.

Mike Bandz music has been on various radio stations, popular urban blogs and his name continuously shows up on YouTube and Soundcloud just to name a few. Fans can't stop hitting the download button as of recent his music has hit the million number landmark. In addition, he has also performed along different world class artists. Mikes passion for music continues to grow everyday and his long term goal is to touch the lives of people through his music. “I do this for my children, my passion and the people,” says Mr. Bandz.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Melissa McCarty or what's on Seven7's Fashion Line

New images were released for Melissa McCarthy Seven7's -- the actress' fashion line -- holiday collection and we have to say the 45-year-old actress has never looked better!

In the shots, photographed by Brian Bowen Smith, Melissa McCarthy looks festive in a variety of outfits.
She donned a black top and black glittery skirt in one, an all-black look with red cutout booties in another and a colorful dress with black leggings in a third outfit.

Of course, she's also spotted holding a wreath with a bow and wrapping herself in holiday lights. Tis the season after all!

2015 has been a big year for the funny lady, who has made her health and weight loss a priority. While she hasn't confirmed how much weight she has lost, rumor has it she's lost a whopping 50 pounds.
She has also spent a lot of time and energy this past year promoting her fashion line that allows plus-size women to dress stylishly.

"I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number," Melissa McCarthy has said in the past about the limitations plus size women face in the fashion department.
Thanks to Melissa McCarthy, it seems like plus-sized fashion got a whole lot more fun this year. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Senait Gidey

Senait Gidey, new muse! iloveyouwildfox

Exclusive Interview - Senait Gidey During a season which saw scarce visibility of models of colour on fashion's white-washed runways, the emergence of Canadian/Ethiopian newcomer Senait Gidey seemed somewhat of an apparition.

Seventeen year old Gidey's impeccable show list included appearances at Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Max Mara, Loewe, Christopher Kane, and Guy Laroche, landing her smack bang on Inoubliable Model Army's Top 10 Newcomers list for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. 

Gidey's doe-eyed angelic features, slender 178 cm frame, and deliciously luminescent chocolate skin tone stood out amongst the bland homogenous line-ups of the European runway circuit. 

Much like her role model contemporaries Liya Kebede, Iman Abdulmajid, and Naomi Campbell, Gidey exudes an effortless elegance, sophistication, and a proud regal quality on the runway which is a dream to witness. 

With mother agency Elmer Olsen in Toronto and IMG Worldwide plotting her course, Gidey is destined to nab key editorial slots in the ensuing months. Harper's Bazaar Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld clearly has Gidey on her watch list, having recently cast the newcomer in a Sebastian Faena lensed editorial for the publication's May 2013 issue. 

And as the only black model featured in Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 presentation, Gidey has model pundits and key industry players hankering for more.

Gidey chatted exclusively with Inoubliable Model Army about her whirlwind Fall/Winter season, the issue of diversity in modelling, and the key look which had rocking the runway. Inoubliable Model Army: Hi Senait, congratulations on a stunning Fall/Winter 2013 show list - Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci, Max Mara, Loewe, Guy Laroche, and Christopher Kane amongst others. 

How are you feeling in the aftermath of the shows? 
SG: Thanks so much! It was overwhelming. Now that the shows have drawn to a close, I've finally had a minute to stop and take everything in! I'm very honoured to have had this opportunity! 

IMA: Would you mind sharing with us a bit of your backstory? 
SG: I'm 17 years old, born and raised in Toronto, Canada but my ethnic background is Ethiopian. 

IMA: How long have you been modelling for and how were you initially discovered? SG: I've been modelling for two years now. A model from Elmer Model Management went to my high school at the time and highly recommended Elmer to me. IMA: The Fall/Winter 2013 season was particularly tough on new black models with 90 % of all models featured throughout the show season being white. What are your views on the lack of diversity in modelling and from you personal experiences do you feel that things are improving for models of colour? SG: I look up to the women who came before me like Liya Kebede among others who really broke down the walls for young black girls like me. It's not always easy but with such strong role models, you can't help but be inspired. IMA: You had an impeccable show list this season. What were some of your personal highlights and if there was one look that you wore that you could have walked off the runway with, which collection would it have come from? SG: Some of my highlights this show season were walking for Chanel and meeting Karl Lagerfeld, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Pucci and Max Mara. Also going to London and Milan for the first time ever!! If I could walk off the runway in any look, I would definitely choose my look from Kenzo. I was rocking a tailored, patterned Kenzo blazer and trousers with a cool pair of shades. IMA: Each show season is highly competitive with so many new models vying for runway spots that will get you noticed. What is your approach going into castings and how do you deal with the intense scrutiny and often times rejection that comes with the territory? SG: I like to go in with a positive attitude and no expectations. To be honest, you're running around from casting to casting, you don't have much time to think about it. I did my best to be myself and to show my personality. IMA: What do you like or dislike most about modelling?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Felicia Carrie's FCN Women's Health Magazine

WOODLAND CA (IFS) -- One of my main modes of transportation in the West Sacramento area is that I use a street professional bicycle to get around town.  It's easy on my knees, my ankles and my arms.  Dodging cars and other obstacles in the streets, on the sideways and lots of cars who don't see you.  So while net surfing I found this article by Anahad O'Connor from 2012 about the health effects of bicycling and how it effects a woman's sexual health.  Please give it a good read. -FC

Can Bicycling Affect a Woman’s Sexual Health?

Researchers are studying whether cycling poses risks to women's sexual health.Ryan Lane/Getty ImagesResearchers are studying whether cycling poses risks to women’s sexual health.
Spending time on a bicycle seat, which has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men, may also be a hazard to a woman’s sexual health, a new study shows.
Many women who cycle or take spin classes are familiar with the numbness that sometimes can occur from sitting on a traditional bike seat. Bike seats are designed in such a way that body weight typically rests on the nose of the seat, which can compress nerves and blood vessels in the genital area. In men, this raises the risk of erectile dysfunction, something that has been documented in studies of male police officers on bicycle patrol.
But female cyclists have not been studied as closely. A study by Yale researchers in 2006 found that female cyclists had less genital sensation compared with a control group of female runners. As a result, some scientists believe that female cyclists probably are at similar risk for sexual problems as male riders.
In the latest study, the Yale researchers tried to determine whether there are specific factors that influence soreness and numbness among female riders. Forty-eight women took part in the study, each a consistent rider who cycled a minimum of 10 miles a week, but typically much more.
The women took their personal bikes and saddles into the lab. The researchers mounted the bikes on a stationary machine, and had the riders position their seats and handlebars according to their preference. As the women pedaled, they reported whether they felt soreness, numbness or tingling as a result of sitting on the bike seat, and a device was used to measure sensation in the pelvic floor.
Notably, it was the position of the handlebars that seemed to have the most effect. Women on bikes with handlebars positioned lower than their seats experienced more pressure in an area of soft tissue called the perineum, and had decreased sensation in the pelvic floor.
The researchers found that the lower the handlebars in relation to the saddle, the more a woman has to lean forward, forcing her to put a greater percentage of her body weight on the perineum. This problem is particularly likely to occur when a rider leans forward, flattens her back and puts her hands on the “drop bars” of a road or track bicycle for a more aerodynamic position.
“We’re basically showing that there may be modifiable risk factors associated with female riders,” said Dr. Marsha K. Guess, an author of the study and an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. “This better positions us to educate riders on safe riding practices that may actually be beneficial to reduction of pressure and lost sensation in the pelvic floor.”
The findings, published online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, help shed further light on the problems faced by female riders, something that needs more long-term study, said Steven M. Schrader, a scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health whose early research helped identify bike seat risks for male police officers on bicycle patrol.
Dr. Schrader said that over the years he has given speeches about his findings to groups of police officers who do bicycle patrol. Afterward, he said, women from the audience sometimes approach him and say, “It’s not just a men’s thing.”
“Women are having issues as well,” Dr. Schrader said.
Dr. Schrader’s research on officers showed that one of the best ways to eliminate or reduce pressure on the perineum is to use a bicycle saddle without a nose. The findings led the institute to recommend that police officers and other workers on bicycles use “no-nose” saddles, which put pressure on the sit bones, rather than the soft tissue of the perineum. Although he hasn’t studied use of the noseless saddles in women, he said he believes women would benefit as well.
“If you don’t put weight there,” he said, “there’s no pressure.”

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Steves J Bryan

Steves J. Bryan

*Steves J. Bryan, television host and Journalist at Canal Blue (Haiti) since 2008 Been making music and writing
poetry at a young age. Born on September 19th 1989 this young man is full of "Life " recently earn several certificate
at the leadership institute this young man's music inspires us to feel good about ourselves.
Currently residing in Florida Studying marketing and psychology this rapper is someone you won't miss and you'll
definitively add to your playlist
Downtown Miami (Compas Festival along side Rockfam) 2009
Micheal Jackson (Haiti en Scene) 2010
Festival de la Francophonie 2011
Haiti's National carnival( Rockfam)2014
Moon-chine Miami Showcase for Afton 2015
Jacksonville Fire night 2015
And More
He is Quadrilingual he mostly raps in English and has 2 mixtapes. the mixtape ON BLAST in witch features the
song Game of hearts with Niska that was critically acclaimed in the In Haiti, And C.L.A.S.S. available everywhere
His genres are Rap/ Hip Hop / Comedy/ Neo-Psychedelia / And experimental
Steves works with a lot of mix sound such as reggae/rap techno/rap dub-step/rap and plenty more .
To attend his performance is to accept to have a great time.
To only name these he also has a huge fan base in the Haitian community due to his show and humorous personality
on TV in witch he also received many celebrities such as CAlI Swag District , Wycleff Jean and The President
of Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Jessica Simpson NOT Drunk on HSN

Jessica Simpson

NOT Drunk on HSN

9/18/2015 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

WOODLAND CA (IFS) --  Having observed Ms. Simpson over the years, it is with some certainty, that she was just being Jessica.  A little over excited and really a lot of fun.  She sold out of her entire catalog on the show. -KHS

Jessica Simpson wasn't drunk during her HSN debut and you'd know that if you watched the entire two-hour segment ... which would be more painful than eating glass.
Sources close to Jessica say the clip circulating of her giggling and slurring is just part of her personality that surfaces from time to time. They say for the lion's share of her time on the show, she was lucid and polished.  
They say 2 hours without a script creates inevitable less than perfect moments.
An HSN source also says she was not drunk.
Fact is ... HSN is singing her praises, saying Jessica really knows how to drive a sale.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Grace Jones upcoming autobiography ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs'


Grace Jones Hits Out At Today’s Popstars Including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga & Rihanna

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Anita Ekberg Revisited


The cruel loss of legendary cinematic figures continues into the new year with the death of Anita Ekberg in Italy at age 83. The precise cause of death is not known at this time but she had suffered from a long illness. Ekberg was Swedish by birth but was often mistaken as a native of Italy because of her close association with Fellini and his films. She was named Miss Sweden as a teenager and competed in the Miss Universe contest before her statuesque figure ensured a career in show business during an era when full-bosomed sex sirens were all the rage. Hollywood studios were particularly on the lookout for the next exotic European beauty and Ekberg filled the bill perfectly. She slogged through bit parts uncredited in major studio productions before landing a prominent role opposite John Wayne and Lauren Bacall in the 1955 hit "Blood Alley" (in which she played a Chinese woman!) This opened doors and she went on to appear in other Hollywood hits including  "Back From Eternity", "War and Peace" and the Martin and Lewis smash "Artists and Models". She would reunite on screen with the comedy team for "Hollywood or Bust". She received above-the-title billing in the 1956 adventure film "Zarak" opposite Victor Mature for future James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli. However, it was the Fellini classic "La Dolce Vita" that made her a household name in 1960. In the film's most memorable sequence, she cavorts in the Trevi Fountain with Marcello Mastroianni while attired in a gown. Photos of the sequence remain an iconic part of film history. After "Vita", Ekberg's star burned brightly but briefly.  She reunited with Fellini for a segment of the 1962 film "Boccaccio '70". She appeared opposite Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in the hit western spoof "4 For Texas" and opposite Tony Randall in "The Alphabet Murders".  She had a starring role in the 1963 comedy "Call Me Bwana" with Bob Hope. The film was produced by Broccoli, now in partnership with Harry Saltzman. (It remained the only non-Bond film the men would produce during the years of their partnership). She also had a prominent role in the Jerry Lewis comedy "Way...Way...Out". By the late 1960s, however, her star had faded in English language cinema and she concentrated on starring in European productions that were often made on low budgets. Her last credited screen role was in "The Red Dwarf" in 1998.

Ekberg's love life was the stuff of dreams for the tabloid press. She had affairs with prominent male stars such as Yul Brynner and Frank Sinatra. She was married for three years to British actor Anthony Steel and was married for over a decade to American actor Rik Van Nutter, who is primarily known for playing CIA man Felix Leiter in the Broccoli-Saltzman James Bond blockbuster "Thunderball" in 1965. Supposedly, Broccoli, who was dining with Ekberg and Van Nutter, offered him the role over dinner on a whim. It was a James Bond film, "From Russia With Love", that played an important role in Ekberg's career, though-bizarrely- she never appeared in the movie, at least in the flesh. In a pivotal sequence, a Soviet agent is assassinated when he tries to climb out a window of an Istanbul apartment house, the wall of which is adorned with a giant promotion of Ekberg in "Call Me Bwana". The clever gimmick promoted the Broccoli-Saltzman comedy that was already in release.
Ekberg's later years were anything but glamorous. In her obituary, the New York Times reports that the childless actress spent her last days in a nursing home penniless and lonely. She did, however, have one last moment in the sun when she appeared in 2010 at an Italian film festival where a restored print of "La Dolce Vita" was being shown. For at least this brief moment, her glory days returned as she made a glamorous appearance that stole the show.
For NY Times obituary, click here.
Click here for review of "Back From Eternity".
Click here for analysis of "La Dolce Vita".

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Uwe Gronau

CD Review – Flight 14, by Uwe Gronau

Uwe Gronau's musical flights of fancy are always worth the price of the boarding pass, and compared to actual airfare tickets, this is a real bargain.
Kick back, relax, and let the German composer's keyboard and synthesizer textures and rhythms take you away from the world of the mundane on a journey of soft sounds and progressive tunes.
As he does on all of his albums, Gronau manages all by himself to replicate a variety of performance contexts, from solo piano to duets to a full band sound, sometimes with vocals. Sax appeal is provided by Matthias Keidel on one track.
Uwe Gronau is one of those names that you know you're in for a musical treat like no other.
--Raj Manoharan
Despite all the problems in the world today, versatile German composer and keyboardist Uwe Gronau says, “I think humans are smart enough to create a good society for future generations, and one of the keys is the utilization of music.” The theme of pondering the future helped inspire the music on Gronau’s latest album, Thoughts of Tomorrow. Gronau strongly believes that art, and specifically music, is a tie that binds together every human from all countries and cultures. “There are special things in life that can only be described by music and art. If you try to open the secrets simply with words, it is impossible, and the secret will not exist anymore. Not even the military or police could calm down the restlessness of people who have a presentiment or foreboding of life without secrets and wonder. Art is an absolute necessity for humans to live a good life on this planet.” Uwe Gronau (pronounced ooo-vuh grow-now) is a master of many musical styles with numerous eclectic recordings. His musical enthusiasm and boundless creativity cannot be contained. Primarily a keyboardist, on some tunes he plays solo piano, on others synthesizer or organ, and often he mixes together several keyboards, at times with bass, percussion, drums or other sounds. His music ranges from new age to space, from jazzy to progressive-rock, from ambient or avant-garde to extremely melodic with pop sensibilities. He only performs and records original music. Thoughts of Tomorrow was produced by Gronau with his longtime musical associate Clemens Paskert. Gronau has numerous previous CDs (some primarily available in Europe). Several are mostly instrumental music -- Midsummer, Seven Paintings, Sonnentempel, Nightwalker and Intuition. Others feature Uwe singing on many selections -- Children, The Beauty of the Sea, Someday, Ciel, Time is a Sound, Full Moon Forest and Time Rider. His latest albums -- Midsummer, Time Rider, Visions and Flight 14 -- have been marketed internationally and all have climbed into the Top 5 on the monthly international Zone Music Reporter Top 100 airplay chart. Instagram ©2015 MusicSUBMIT LLC. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sentinel - Point Of Light - New CD

We are very excited to announce the release of our new album, "Points of Light" coming out June 2nd! 

This summer marks a little over a year in the studio writing, recording, and finalizing our favorite ten songs from so many great ideas and sessions. This album has truly become a labor of all our efforts and spirits, and we are confident in saying this is our finest work to date. 

The gorgeous album art was designed by our drummer Billy, and was printed on Earth friendly packaging. The album will be available to purchase directly from our distributor, CDBaby on June 2nd.

A digital pre-sale of our album includes a free advanced single, just released today only through Bandcamp!


Buy CD in Earth friendly CD wallet (release date: 6/2/2015)

Wonder Reeling
The Good Life
Counting Stars
Gravital Animal
Shiloh Sky
Voices Say
Smoke & Mirrors


Points of Light album was recorded in Oakland, California in our home studio from spring of 2014-15. We painstakingly picked 10 songs for this album, out of a collection of 30 song ideas. Dennis Bestafka played on the guitars, Billy Mowery on the drums, and Tarabud was on vocals and the bass. Dennis, being an audio engineer, was able to track and mix all songs on Pro Tools. All instruments were live tracked. Final mastering of album done by The SoundLAB. Album art design was created by Billy. Poem inside album panel, written by Tarabud.

The album title means a lot to us, and is focused on constellations in the stars as a form of connectedness to the universe. Like stars in these constellations, we are all individuals tied together by fate, love, struggle and loss to shape our stories, like shapes in the night sky. As our intentions and actions either pull or push us in one direction or the other, still we become who we reach to become, through our own will guided by stars, the ethereal, the spiritual.

Conceptual lyric themes running deep within this album include: destinies written in the stars, recognition of California Native Americans, lost romances & lifestyles, innocence lost, rebirth from lost love, overcoming and dealing with self-esteem, human potentials, human interconnectedness, nature and divinity.


releases 02 June 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mo’Nique Fires Back at ‘Empire’

Mo’Nique Fires Back at ‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels, Produces Emails About Cookie Role (Video)

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Oscar-winning actress takes “he said, she said” to the next level
In the ongoing saga over whether Mo’Nique was ever offered the coveted role of Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series “Empire,” Mo’nique says yes — and she has proof.
The Oscar-winning actress sat down for an interview on the SiriusXM radio show “Sway in the morning” on Monday. The “Precious”star arrived armed with ammunition she insisted would prove she was approached about the part before it ultimately went to Taraji P. Henson.
Mo’Nique told host Sway Calloway that last year, “Empire” executive producer and writer Lee Daniels called her saying, “You got the role, but you know, there’s some technical stuff — I aint’ never done TV before, so you gotta go through the technical part.”
Mo’Nique then produced printed-out emails she said were sent a short time later by Daniels’ camp asking her representatives to coordinate a screen test, before they later announced the deal was dead.
Below are some of the emails as read aloud by Sway:
Feb. 18, 2014
Good Afternoon,
Lee Daniels had a conversation with Mo’Nique about his new television pilot for Imagine TV/Fox called “Empire.” We would like to screen test her for the role of ‘Cookie.’ Please contact us with her television quotes, so that we can start a test, option, deal. We are tentatively looking at Monday, Feb 24 for the screen test.
Feb. 18, 2014
Hello I am following up on my previous e-mail regarding Lee Daniels‘ pilot and Mo’Nique’s television quotes. This is a time sensitive matter. Lee really does not want Mo’Nique to miss this opportunity.
March 3, 2014
Unfortunately it’s not going any further for Mo’Nique. Lee fought for her because he thought she would be great for the pilot but studio and network executives insisted on offering the role to Taraji. Thank you so much for providing us with her information. Sorry it didn’t work out. We’re all big fans of hers.
The issue first arose earlier this year when Mo’Nique said in an interview that Daniels told her she was meant to play Cookie. That wasn’t the only project the actress said Daniels promised her. She also claimed that she had previously been in talks with Daniels to play the character thatOprah Winfrey ultimately portrayed in the critically acclaimed 2013 civil rights drama “The Butler.”
Mo’Nique told Sway she reached out to Daniels to clear things up after the brouhaha over the Cookie role erupted.
“We sent Lee an email and we said ‘Hey Lee, here are the emails because you may have forgotten about this communication. You may want to clear my name brother because it’s now right here.’ But we’ve not heard anything from him.”
“Empire” co-creator Danny Strong, who also wrote and executive produced “The Butler,”tweeted  a statement on Feb. 28, telling his followers the actress is confused. “Mo’Nique was never offered roles in Empire or The Butler. #SettingRecordStraight,” he wrote.
Mo’Nique, who will next appear on screen in the independent drama “Blackbird,” also took issue with Strong’s tweet and a comment he made about her when he previously sat down with Sway.
“When I heard that Danny Strong had come on the [Sway in the Morning] show, and, you know, was adamant that ‘Mo’Nique was never offered that role,’ and he had gone on other places and said it, and I tweeted that brother and I said, ‘Will you speak as loudly when you understand that you’re telling something that’s not correct?'” she said.
“When people were making it seem like I was just pulling something out the air, and I was trying to attack this brother, I’m like, ‘Guys, I have the emails, the communication, going back and forth, with Lee Daniels,'” Mo’Nique continued, adding, “When he began to say things that just weren’t true, that’s when I had to say, ‘brother, I can’t allow you to do that.'”
Mo’Nique added that she would welcome a dialogue with Daniels.
Representatives from Fox did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
Watch the video of Sway reading the emails at the 6:57 mark.