After what he believed were several incorrect non-calls on his 3-point attempts in Sunday’s Game 1 loss to the Warriors, Rockets guard James Harden implored officials to “call the game how it’s supposed to be called … and I’ll live with the results.” www.espn.com – NBA
[[tmz:video id=”1_q8dtzh95″]] Chance the Rapper’s bodyguard allegedly unleashed a can of whoop-ass — caught on surveillance video — and now the guy on the receiving end is suing. Travis Montgomery is suing the rapper’s muscle, claiming Star…
A wounded Army cowboy, a divorcée with a child, and their second chance to heal old hurts… After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant.  She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch. Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.
[[tmz:video id=”1_j8ezoqvn”]] Kel Mitchell didn’t skip a beat — but he did skip over Kevin Hart – when asked which current huge celebs he’d like to have cameos in the “Good Burger” reunion. We got Kel outside A Simple Bar in…
Fashion buyer Shea Walker had a fast track lifestyle until a car accident sidelines her to a painful recovery. Seeking quiet for the holidays, Shea returns to the snowy mountains where she grew up to make peace with her past and spend time with her estranged family. She never expected J.C. Royce–now a hockey star–would return to their hometown, too. Determined to avoid that particular sexy mistake, she's caught off guard when her first night in town brings them face to face. Seeing Shea practically fall at his feet is gratifying, until J.C. realizes his proud former friend, who he once thought would become a whole lot more, is truly hurt–and in more ways than she lets on. Lucky for Shea, he's got a big house just sitting empty and a tree ready to decorate, as she is in no shape to stay by herself. With his bad boy arrogance down to an art form after eight years in the NHL, J.C. is more than a match for feisty Shea. Especially when it comes to her outrageous claim that there was never any chemistry between them… But when it comes to convincing her to stick around town until the New Year, he just might need a Christmas miracle.
[[tmz:video id=”0_nrjweas5″]] Kanye West and Chance the Rapper are dads about town in Chicago right now — ready to turn up on a moment’s notice … with their two toddlers nearby to make it even sweeter. Ye was back in Chicago this weekend, and on…
Chance was a good boy. He had always done his best to do what was right, and worked hard to help his grandparents, who were raising him and his sister after their parents died in a tragic accident. When an opportunity came to go to college, Chance began to think life might be on its way to getting better. But then, his little sister Robin was killed in a senseless murder, and Chance's world started falling apart. His grandfather, shocked at the loss of Robin, suffered a heart attack that took him away, as well. It was just Chance and his grandmother, and little hope that the killers would ever be brought to justice. Justice. Grandma had told Chance all about justice. Now, it was time to put those lessons to work.
Chance the Rapper wants to secure a Beyoncé feature so bad bruh. While speaking at the commencement for Dillard University, the Chicago MC told the assembled graduated that Queen Bey’s Coachella performance was better than any of Michael Jackson’s, ever.
“Beyoncé’s [Coachella] performance was better than any performance Michael Jackson ever did.”
Source: NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: G Herbo Attends His Album Listening Party on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) Uploaded By Godspeed
After a lengthy hiatus the King of The South returns to reclaim his throne, but are the people willing to have him lead again?
Today T.I. returns with Jacquees in tow for the visuals to “Certified” in which the ATL OG politics around a mansion that’s occupied by a bevy of thick young women who don’t believe in rocking ¾’s of cloth. They just love showing they stuff off. We ain’t mad.
Speaking of which, the women in G Herbo’s Chance The Rapper assisted clip to “Everything Remix” leave little to the imagination themselves as they bust it open in the hallway of an empty warehouse.
Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Damien Marly ft. Stephen Marley, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ ign, King Louie, and more.
T.I. FT. JACQUEES – “CERTIFIED”
G HERBO FT. LIL UZI VERT & CHANCE THE RAPPER – “EVERYTHING REMIX”
DAMIEN MARLEY FT. STEPHEN MARLEY, WIZ KHALIFA & TY DOLLA $ IGN – “MEDICATION REMIX”
Jazzy Jeff declared that he believes Chance The Rapper would make a great successor to the Fresh Prince. Will Smith’s right-hand man stated, “Chance is a trailblazer and Will has always been a trailblazer,” Jazzy Jeff said.
Jazzy Jeff referred to Chance’s “light-hearted demeanor” with a “serious side” and how he’s “always smiling” as reasons why he would make a really good Fresh Prince.
The Philadelphia legend went on to praise Chance’s business acumen stating, “And I think for Chance to be as young as he is, to remain independent, to understand just even a little bit about the music industry, I think is great because it’s very easy to fall into those pitfalls. It’s very easy for someone to bring you a suitcase full of money, and it changes your entire perspective instead of realizing, ‘I probably could have 10 suitcases full of money if I just keep my product to myself.’”
Rumors of a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot have stirred up the internet. With this commentary from DJ Jazzy Jeff, the excitement will continue to rise. While we wait for updates, who do you believe would make a good Fresh Prince?
The fate of the “Last Chance U” football star accused of murdering an 18-year-old man will be in the hands of a grand jury — the murder case is moving forward in just a few weeks. Isaiah Wright was a stud running back at East Mississippi Community…
[[tmz:video id=”0_d7sv1sp2″]] Secret convo with Lonzo Ball? Buying another mansion in Brentwood? LeBron James sure ain’t quieting down the noise surrounding him coming to L.A. … and ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott says the odds are…
Chance The Rapper wears many hats as an artist, activist, and entrepreneur. Apparently, the Chicagonative is also a budding film critic and took to Twitter to effectively roast movie review site Rotten Tomatoes for what he felt was a terrible ranking.
Chano posted on Friday morning that he was taking in the film The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, and couldn’t fathom why the site gave it just 17 percent.
Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard of. It had a 17% on @RottenTomatoes … it was funny as fuck. Wtf @RottenTomatoes,” Chance tweeted.
Chance then went in on Bulworth, which earned a 75 percent ranking. “Nah but y’all gave this shitty racist unfunny fucked up ego trip of a movie a SEVENTY FIVE?!?!” Chance added.
In the end, Chance Rotten Tomatoes rant was just him having a little fun. We’ve collected the tweets for viewing below and on the following pages.
Scoring backstage passes for Chance the Rapper was the worst VIP experience ever … according to a fan who’s suing for a header she took during the Chi-town concert. The woman says she had a wristband for meet and greet access to Chance during his 2016…
Yesterday, Chance the Rapper held a SocialWorks summit in Chicago’s Southside. He honored the organization’s achievements so far and announced this year’s recipients of the New Chance Fund—the rapper raised $ 2.2 million dollars to award a $ 100,000 grant to 20 Chicago Public Schools. Chance also announced the first-ever Twilight Awards, which are slated to take place in his hometown in June of 2018. The education-focused ceremony will highlight “teachers, parents, principals, and students that convey leadership.” Chance revealed James Corden as the host, and promised special guest performances. Watch his speech, including the Twilight Awards announcement at 17:30, below.
Props to Chano for doing right by the people, per usual.
Callie can't resist the advertisement for a ranch manager in Montana. Only thing is, it also stipulates marriage. Down on her luck with more debt than she can manage after the death of her parents in a vehicle accident, she takes the plunge and commits for twelve months. Chance is sick of the high life he's led for years as a top International Bull Rider. The glitz and glamour aren't what he wants. After an accident leaves him unable to return to the tour, he decides now is the time to do what his heart has been yearning for – marry a down to earth country girl and raise bulls on his ranch, with the hope of bringing his brothers back together. Little did he know that an advertisement would bring him a sassy talking Australian bride to turn his world up side down… Will Callie return home after her contract is up, or can Chance convince her to say I do forever?
[[tmz:video id=”0_t3utz8le”]] Amanda Nunes once told us there was a 200% chance she’d beat Ronda Rousey. Now, she’s DOUBLING that number when it comes to beating Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213 on Saturday. TMZ Sports spoke with the UFC women’s…
In 2004, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl volunteered to escort home the body of a 19-year-old Marine killed in Iraq. It would prove to be a life-altering experience. Kevin Bacon stars as Strobl in this profoundly moving HBO Films drama that looks at the military rituals for honoring its war dead from the perspective of one fallen soldier named Chance Phelps. Strobl never knew Phelps before taking the assignment, but as he journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military handle such dark duties–and comes to grips with his own issues of guilt when he meets Chance's gracious family and friends. Directed by Ross Katz; screenplay by Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl, USMC (ret.) and Ross Katz, based on the journal by Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl, USMC (ret.)
Lamar Odom’s survival is right on the line. Sources at the hospital tell us doctors are now saying Lamar has a 50/50 chance of surviving after enduring multiple medical problems … the apparent result of complications from drug use. Our sources say…
Dr. Alex Chance is one sexy family therapist. This is a day in her life helping step-sisters with their relationships and finding out why she became a psychologist. We start off with a flashback to an awkward moment with her step-sister Alison telling Alex about her true feelings. Her first patient is Xandra. A young woman who is having sexual fantasies about her step-sister. Her next patient is Dani. Her step-sister and her aren’t as close as they used to be and a sleepover at their parent’s with a game of truth or dare is Dr. Chance’s remedy. Her last patients are two step-sisters, Keisha and Karlee, who can’t stop fighting. Dr. Chance gets hands on with some sexual exercises in closeness. Dr. Alex Chance will do anything to help her patients.
Snakehips has been making a name for themselves in the US this year. The production duo toured around the country and even worked with artists like Syd from The Internet and Tory Lanez. Now, they’ve teamed up with up-and-comers Chance the Rapper and Tinashe for the song “All My Friends.” The beat from Snakehips is unique, using a choir-like background that fits both artists’ sound well.
[[tmz:video id=”0_cekv9xmf”]] Gloria Trevi’s life story is so absolutely insane it became a movie, which she says brought her to tears — but the “Mexican Madonna” cracked up when we suggested she perform for Donald Trump. Trevi survived one of the…
From the bestselling author of Taking Stage and Alpha Rockstar comes a new steamy Navy SEAL erotic romance series. Chance McBride is a Navy SEAL forced to go undercover when a powerful terrorist group placed a large bounty on his head. Three years later, he's been living a quiet neighborhood in a typical American suburb with his head constantly over his shoulder. However, his past can't prevent him from falling for the gorgeous girl that's just moved in next door. McKenzie Davis finally built the courage to leave her toxic relationship behind and move to a new city where no one knows her name. During her first night in her new home, she meets her next door neighbor, a drop-dead sexy hunk who is good with tools. Despite his interest in her well-being, McKenzie can tell that her new neighbor is keeping secrets of his own… LAST CHANCE is the first in a short story series by bestselling author, Emma Rose, and contains sexual themes. It is not intended for readers under the age of 21.
This is a collection of three short stories by three talented authors. ~The Coin Collector~ In their small Iowa town, children start to go missing on their tenth birthday. The hot Irish girl across the street claims her creepy father, Mr. O'Darby, is a leprechaun who collects more than just gold coins, and 17-year-old Trent begins to fear for the safety of his brother, Ben, whose tenth birthday grows near. ~Lucky Strike~ Atlantic City, New Jersey – For years, the city has brought to mind bright lights, big shows, and of course, games of chance and luck. For Chance Lamont, the city has begun to lose its appeal. Luck doesn't strike everyone, she'd been told, and they were right. Her life had been steadily going downhill since her teens. Will a chance encounter with someone from her past, as well as a brush with a fabled lucky creature change her fate? Or will her only luck continue to be bad luck? ~Leprechaun~ Be careful what you wish for, it’s the classic warning. For Chicago native Noah Graham, he didn’t care about warnings. He had everything he ever wanted in life and he wasn’t even 30 yet. Yet there was one thing he still wanted, but didn’t have – a divorce. But how to divorce her without giving up half? A strange man he meets in a bar offers him a way out…for a price. Free excerpts of all the authors' other books are included in this book! Recommended for ages 16 and up. Keywords: free, freebie, free ebook, free romance, free romance ebook, free new adult romance, free contemporary romance, free luck book, free second chance, free romance book, free quick read, short, serial, romance, free romance books, free romance book, romance, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, free book, free romance, free st. Patrick's day
Damian Rule is an ultra-staid businessman who likes his life just so. He wears his hair cut short; he demands his business affairs be organized, and he insists that his women be impeccably groomed and conservative. When he meets Angie Ross for the first time, he sees a hot, beautiful, gothic mess. With her fishnet stockings and spiked leather cuffs, she's wildly inappropriate for his long term needs. But for the short term? She'll do just fine.
On August 6th, Nate Silver predicted in his highly-respected FiveThiryEight blog that Donald Trump had only a 2% chance of getting the Republican nomination. Silver’s prediction is based on historical patterns, solid data, and sound reasoning. He’s great at what he does. Maybe the best.
A week later, on August 13th, I wrote my post about Trump’s “clown genius” and predicted – based on his tool set – that Trump would win the Republican nomination and the general election as well.
On August 24th, based on Trump’s continued use of masterful persuasion techniques, I doubled-down and modified my prediction to say he would win the general election by a large margin. I believe I am alone in that prediction, at least among the talking-head/pundit/writer set. I realize that a healthy chunk of voters think he can go all the way. But the smart professionals almost universally expect him to flame out.
If I had to put a number on my prediction, I would say a 98% chance of Trump winning the whole thing. That is the direct opposite of Silver’s prediction.
Nate Silver is far smarter than I am on this sort of topic. He’s considered the gold standard for predicting stuff that people don’t think is predictable. If you had to choose sides on the Trump predictions, the smart money is on Silver.
That said, Silver’s predictions are necessarily based on past patterns. My predictions are based on my unique view into Trump’s toolbox of persuasion. I believe those tools are invisible to almost everyone but trained hypnotists and people that study the science of persuasion.
What I see from my perspective as a trained hypnotist is that Trump brought a flame thrower to a stick fight.
Since the beginning of time, every winner of every stick fight was a guy with a stick. So you’d expect that trend to continue. Until someone shows up to the fight with a flame thrower.
I’m betting on the guy with the flame thrower. Silver is betting Trump will set himself on fire with that flame thrower, or some candidate with a stick will get lucky before now and election day. That’s what always happened before.
But I say this isn’t Trump’s first fight using a flame thrower. I wouldn’t count on him forgetting where the trigger is.
Today’s post is intended to document my prediction. I do this because I know most of you are not yet convinced of the power of persuasion. You know persuasion is a real thing, but you have never seen a Master Wizard practice in public, in real time, without trying to cover his tracks. That’s new. Even Steve Jobs did most of his work behind closed doors.
This might be a game-changer not just for politics but for humanity’s sense of identity. When you see humans get reprogrammed in real time, it is hard to maintain a belief in free will.
I don’t hang out with other trained hypnotists. But I’ll bet not many of them believe in free will. We see stuff you have never seen. And would not believe.
If Trump wins, the professional watchers of politics will explain to you why voters selected him. Some writers will say voters chose Trump for his brutal honesty, his immigration stand, his business talent, an anger with the status quo, or because the competition was weak.
Those reasons will be “real” in the sense that the voters expressing them in polls are not lying. But no one will spend much time trying to figure out why people have those feelings.
Hint: Not free will.
In other news, for several years I have been tracking a Master Wizard that I believe lives in Southern California. It seems he has trained a small army of attractive women in his method. The women create a specialized style of porn video clips that literally hypnotize the viewer to magnify the orgasm experience beyond anything you probably imagine is possible. Hypnosis has a super-strong impact on about 20% of people. And a lesser-but-strong impact on most of the rest.
Once a customer is hooked, the girls use powerful (and real) hypnosis tools to connect the viewer’s enjoyable experience (a super-orgasm, or several) to the viewer’s act of giving them money, either directly or by buying more clips. Eventually the regular viewers are reprogrammed to get their sexual thrill by the act of donating money to the girls in the videos. There are lots of variations tied to each type of sexual kink, but that’s the general idea.
My best guess is that 10% of the traffic that flows through their business model literally cannot leave until they have no money left. The Master Wizard is that good. The women are well-coached in his methods.
The fascinating thing is that the videos fully-disclose what they are doing, in clear language that is often repeated. The women explain the hypnosis methods they are using much the way I have been dissecting Trump’s technique. Nothing is hidden, at least with this one set of practitioners.
That makes customers feel safe that the hypnosis is just for fun and not actually rewiring them. But it doesn’t work that way. Explaining the technique as you do it actually deepens the effect. Hypnotists learn to do that.
The Master Hypnotist behind all of this found a great loophole in the law. If humans understood how effective these videos are, they would be illegal in the same way gambling is illegal in most places. And the Master Wizard hides in plain site because the Internet is so littered with fake porn hypnosis (women waving watches and saying YOU ARE SLEEPY) that no one expects a real one to sneak into the mix. And this Master Wizard is a polymath of some sort. He also knows how to do high quality video production, data analytics, and A-B testing.
When you combine hypnosis, sex, and A-B testing on a large population, the results are unimaginably powerful. The customers in this situation are getting an insanely good product. The only issue is the price.
If a court ever tries to make this business illegal, the star witness will be the Master Wizard himself.
No jury will ever convict him.
Now THAT’S a business model.
Why is everyone so surprised that my book on systems versus goals is better than they expected? The two newest reviews are typical.
Here’s the thing: Summer may be drawing to an end, but there are still three glorious weeks of bikini season left to go. This means there are plenty of reasons to stay motivated when it comes to stretching, toning, and shaping your limbs through Labor Day weekend—and beyond. After all, the same full-body workouts that streamline your waist or sculpt your butt in a neoprene micro-maillot will be just as helpful when breaking out your new fall denim. For the kind of intense workouts and smart choreography that lead to a shape-shifting transformation, beeline for a comprehensive fitness studio that will help you realize a beach body all year round.
New York City
Pedal hard at this one-year-old Chelsea indoor cycling studio because a series of cameras is recording all of your moves. Heart rates start racing once you log into your account to track your progress—you can view everything from calories burned to resistance and optimum energy output. If competition is your thing, you can elect to watch your fellow riders on a digital leaderboard. There’s motivation here in spades.
Anna Kaiser, the go-to woman behind Sarah Jessica Parker’s sculpted frame, leads 60- or 90-minute dance-based cardio workouts that include a variety of moves taken from yoga, dance choreography, strength training, and plyometrics. Her newest introduction is AKTread, a treadmill-based class including such trademark motions as lateral shuffling and aerial jumps that will leave your limbs pleasantly shaking.
Tracy Anderson Studio
Anderson’s newest studio, opened with business partner Gwyneth Paltrow, includes her signature muscular structure classes, as well as dance cardio sessions. Anderson focuses on sculpting smaller “accessory” muscles—and avoiding the overuse of major muscle groups that can add bulk—with routines that change every ten days. Private training and video-streaming subscriptions make Tracy’s workouts an anytime, anywhere affair.
Megaformers—custom resistance reformers with flexibility for cardio moves—combine aspects of weight training and Pilates. The strengthening and toning workout set to serious beats during these 45-minute classes is an intense calorie burner that combines challenging moves usually performed separately to address every muscle group in under an hour.
Repeated pliés and planks elongate limbs and lift posture at this barre-based body studio. Bodies become more limber with low-impact isometric movements using body weight for resistance. Proper spinal alignment and placement is an added bonus. Because standing tall looks good on everyone.
Altus Sports Institute
Sports medicine doctors, therapists, and trainers at this next-level sports institute work with both Olympians and weekend warriors to create unique detailed workouts and nutritional plans. For those trying to get back to racing form quickly, Altus trainers offer Intensives—concentrated programs tailored to produce visible results—in everything from summer paddle-boarding to winter ski preps.
Body by Simone
Simone De La Rue’s dance-centric heart-pumping cardio workout is designed to create a fluid body with lean muscle and a flat stomach—everyday essentials for clients like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Unique choreography aside, De La Rue is also a firm believer in an elementary school playground staple: jumping rope.
BJ the Chicago Kid has blessed us with a new single from his upcoming album In My Mind. The single, titled “Church” emphasizes on the utilization of church after a good two days of turning up, doing drugs, and having sex. Chance the Rapper also shows up on the single to support BJ’s vocals with a brief verse. Check out Church below.
The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort–especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed. Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere? Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.
Chance the Rapper has acquired a lot of attention from several artists, one of the artists oddly being The Based God. According to both artists’ Twitter profiles, the B and Chance has made music together. Chance even tweeted that the two had an entire album made.
Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on an adventurously mouth-watering mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!
Taylor Swift and the weather in the Washington, DC area came together for an epic forecast … if you’re into combining flooding with “Shake it Off.” Mike Thomas, the weatherman for the local Fox affiliate, did his weather report Monday night — just…
(AllHipHop News) With the recent spike of violence in Chicago, the city could use some unity and positive examples. A few of Chitown’s biggest performers could soon be coming together to work on music. Chance The Rapper visited Windy City Live, and the Surf emcee hinted at some huge news involving his hometown.
“[Kanye] is my favorite musician. I look up to him a lot,” said Chance. “We started working very recently and have a lot of cool ideas brewing.”
So does that mean Chance and Ye are collaborating? After first hesitating to confirm he has something officially in the works with the GOOD Music head, Chance looked into the camera and made an announcement.
“Me, Kanye, a lot of Chicago artists, and a lot of dope artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively,” Chance declared.
First love. Second chances. Secrets with the power to change lives. When Will Kincaid’s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night, he’s left to figure out what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. He heads home to the small Virginia town where he grew up and crosses paths with Hannah Jacobs, the only girl in high school who had ever rejected him. It’s Hannah who once made him question the choices he had made, and it’s Hannah who’s making him question them all over again. But with the weight of a secret he’s managed to hide from the world his entire adult life hanging over him, he can’t afford to question his choices. Hannah Jacobs had once made the choice to deny her feelings for Will Kincaid, at the time finding it the only possible option for a young girl intent on burying a nightmare she only wanted to forget. The life she’s made for herself as a librarian in Lake Perdue is a quiet one, and she’s hardly prepared for the day when Will rams his fancy Ferrari into her dependable old clunker. But for Hannah, Will Kincaid can only stir up memories she had long ago put away forever. And there’s nothing at all good that can come from bringing them back to life again.
Psyched after a successful appearance at Wireless Festival, Chance the Rapper (or as my autocorrect prefers to call him Chancellor of the Exchequer) has come down to Brixton Electric to serve up the piping-hot Chicago-Town hip-hop UK fans have been craving for. Music-News.com RSS feed Join Group Chat!
"The Day of the Dead" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer series of urban fantasy novels. It was first published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008) and is now being offered as a free ebook. It features Tomas, a character from Touch the Dark (2006), the first Cassandra Palmer novel.
Earth, Wind & Fire surprised the crowd at Bonnaroo after bringing out Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar for a live collaboration performance. Footage of the show was captured and posted to Twitter, including a clip recorded onstage by singer SZA. “Uhhh just chance n Kendrick on stage w earth wind n fire . . No biggie #bonnaroo2015,” SZA tweeted along with a photo. RTT – Music Webcam Performers Wanted – Earn $ 100,000 per year!
(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper has been promising the release of his latest work with the group Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment for weeks. Surf has now arrived. The 16-track album dropped on iTunes overnight.
The Social Experiment consists of Chance, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, “Peter Cottontale” Wilkens, and Lido. Guest features on the LP include B.o.B., J. Cole, BJ the Chicago Kid, Busta Rhymes, Eyrkah Badu, Janelle Monaé, King Louie, and Quavo of Migos.
To download Surf for free visit iTunes. Check out the tracklist and the video for “Sunday Candy” below.
2. Slip Slide
3. Warm Enough
4. Nothing Came To Me
5. Wanna Be Cool
8. Just Wait
13. Something Came To Me
15. Sunday Candy
16. Pass The Vibes
Julia Leach is the latest New York designer to decamp to Los Angeles. The former creative director of Kate Spade, who launched her lifestyle brand Chance in 2010, said the striped sweaters and tops, caftans and sun hats are in sync with the laid-back lifestyle of California. “I’ve been bicoastal for a while, and it feels great to finally make the move,” she said Wednesday night at Wear LACMA’s cocktail party, where she chatted with fellow New York transplant Gregory Parkinson. Leach is planning to launch a Chance Classics collection next month and has created four styles of black and white solid tees and tanks priced from $ 58 to $ 80 that will retail exclusively in handbag designer Kendall Conrad’s three shops in Venice, Brentwood and Montecito. “We have been friends for a long time,” Leach said of Conrad, “and we both share a love for simple, unadorned classics. Kendall embodies classic American cool with a nod to Europe.” Next up: She plans to add men’s striped shirts.
For World Turtle day, Trippy Turtle celebrated by releasing a new song. Instead of dropping new original content, the dance DJ remixed Chance The Rapper’s “Good Ass Intro” and gave it a Jersey bounce. Check out “Good Ass Turtle” below.
Fear not Bills fans … your new owners will NOT double-cross you and move the team out of Buffalo … so says legendary Bills QB Jim Kelly. Of course, billionaire Terry Pegula promised the fans the team would stay put…
A meeting in Palm Springs led to a deal with a Canadian billionaire as the 1990s’ most high-flying producer concludes a long search for financing amid heavy debts; lavish, leveraged homes; and, sometimes, a trail of bad feelings. Says Silver: “There are always people willing to say things that are not nice.”
Songstress Kehlani is quite possibly one of music’s next superstars. Taking a moment to appreciate her new mixtape, You Should Be Here, Hip-Hop Wired highlights the Chance The Rapper-assisted cut “The Way” in Wired Tracks.
The sultry tune is an early fan-favorite from the project, and justifiably so. Sonically, it’s the kind of song that could take your night from the couch to the bedroom (unless the couch is your thing). Per usual, Kehlani’s pen game is strong, and Chance meets her in the middle (no pun intended) with a verse that gives the cut a conversational vibe.
Stream “They Way” below. There, you’ll also find songs from Sage The Gemini, Sean Price, Bad Lucc, and more.
Sage The Gemini ft. Trey Songz – “Guantanamera”
Blended Babies ft. Sir Michael Rocks, Asher Roth, Like (of Pac Div) & Jon B – “Shadows”
Drag is deinitely having a moment in the mainstream and seems to be causing some people to wonder, “What would I look like if I played around with my gender presentation?”
Now, YouTube personality Davey Wavey has brought together three straight couples to have their male counterparts be made-over by a drag queen named Miss Haley Star. The results are hilarious, and kudos to these men for having such open minds!
Check out the video above or head here to see more from Davey Wavey.
T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle obviously knows when to leave well enough alone … telling TMZ Sports there’s not a chance in hell she’ll be in Vegas for the huge Mayweather/Pacquiao fight on May 2. You might remember … T.I. ran up on…
He may be smart and handsome and successful. She may be the best lover you’ve ever had. Maybe he’s your best friend. He cares about your career and goals. She doesn’t roll her eyes when you tell that same joke yet again. He understands why an extra five pounds slays your self-confidence. She just gets you.
There’s so much right about your relationship. But despite all (or some) of his wonderful qualities, why, oh why, isn’t the relationship everything you want? Why are you fundamentally unhappy with her despite moments of bliss? (And, no, you’re not crazy.)
That brings us to the notion of availability. Or lack of, for that matter. Availability in a relationship can take many forms. When you think about having a partner who’s available, you think of someone who’s there for you. When push comes to shove, you’re this person’s priority. So no matter how great this person might be in some regards, it’s often the quality of availability that makes or breaks a meaningful and fulfilling union.
Here are the ways availability is a part of every healthy relationship:
First and foremost, she/he needs to be free to be in a relationship. Someone who belongs to someone else romantically is not available to you. If you’ve partnered with someone whose true priorities are elsewhere, that’s a problem. For you. Because this amazing, one-in-a-million lover will be MIA when the going gets tough. A relationship based on secrecy and stolen moments is not sustainable. Exciting in the moment? Perhaps. But if you’re looking for a stable partnership — and one you can be proud of — move on to someone who’s relationally available.
If your partner can’t access his feelings — or seems indifferent to yours — you’re signing up for relational disaster. You need to talk about your feelings. And you’re also pretty interested in hearing about his. Being partnered with a man of mystery isn’t sexy or exciting, it’s crazy-making. Don’t delude yourself that eventually he’ll open up and you’ll have front row seats to his emotional life. If he’s been conditioned to hold it all in, he’ll continue to do so, making you the sole player in an endless guessing game.
Your partner also needs to be geographically available or otherwise able to commit to regular face-to-face time. Texting doesn’t count. Do some long-distance relationships work? Yes, of course. But they can take an enormous toll on the folks in them. If she lives far enough away or has a daunting travel schedule that’s an ongoing issue, you need to determine if a part-time relationship is what you want. Are you feeling you don’t deserve more from her? It may be time to figure out why you’re willing to take yourself off the market for someone who isn’t around.
If this one’s a keeper, he or she is sexually available to you in any number of ways. If
sexual incompatibility is something you’re willing to overlook, you may be ignoring a wildly waving red flag. Does signing up for a lifetime of faking orgasms sound like a good idea to you? Or pledging yourself to a partner who is grossed out by giving you oral sex? Your desire for a satisfying, intimate sex life with your partner doesn’t diminish over time. I’m paraphrasing here, but when sex is good it’s 10 percent of a relationship, but when it’s bad it’s 90 percent. Think about it.
True, no partner is going to get it right every time. But if your mate is systematically unavailable, you’re doing yourself (and your future) a frightening disservice. Ostensibly, you want to be partnered so you can have a partner. And unavailable folks do not good partners make.
If it seems you’re only attracting unavailable partners, do some soul-searching. Are you also unavailable and migrating toward those who share that same quality? If attracting these types seems to be a pattern for you, perhaps it’s time to do some work on yourself with the help of a good therapist.
Remember: You can’t make room for a wonderfully available someone if the seat next to you is taken by an unavailable partner who’s wasting your precious time. Divorce – The Huffington Post
For the past four years, photographer Brandon Stanton has documented people he encountered along the streets of New York City for his popular blog, “Humans of New York,” but it was a photo last week of a teenager in Brooklyn that has taken the world by… RSS : The Ellen Degeneres Show
Wu-Tang Clan is currently in a stand-off, and while there is no update on the crew’s planned reunion album, there is, at least, a new morsel of unreleased music. On Tuesday, Forbes.com released “Wu-Tang Clan’s Secret Album Unveiled: Once Upon A Time In Marrakech,” a 13-minute documentary centered around the making of Once Upon A… Read more » News