Big Boi at HBO’s Catch The Throne All Star Weekend Event, February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Is Westeros in the house? Without a doubt.
HBO has released its hip hop “Game of Thrones” mixtape “Catch the Throne,” featuring tracks from Wale, Common, Big Boi, Daddy Yankee and more.
Each song starts out with a bit of dialogue from the series, setting the tone and establishing the beat’s subject before transitioning into the song.
Patti LaBelle (C) performs ‘Over the Rainbow’ during the event, ‘In Performance at the White House – Women of Soul’, on March 6, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC.
*It wasn’t as horrific as John Travolta’s “Adele Nazeem” moment, but President Obama fumbled the spelling of Aretha Franklin’s signature song while saluting the Queen of Soul and other musical legends during a White House concert Thursday night.
“What a lineup!” Obama said to open the “Women of Soul” affair that included a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to Jill Scott and Janelle Monae, to 20-year-old Ariana Grande.
Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song “Respect” into “a rallying cry for African-Americans, women and then everyone who felt marginalized.”
According to the AP, the enthusiastic crowd fell out laughing, but was more than willing to forgive the president for spelling it “R-S-P-E-C-T.”
*Djuan Trent, who became Miss Kentucky in 2010 and finished in the top 10 of the Miss America competition in 2011, has made history by coming out as a lesbian – the first national pageant contestant to do so, reports People.com.
She made the announcement in a lengthy post on her blog.
“I have written and re-written and deleted and restarted this post more times than I care to share,” she wrote, “and after all of that I have finally realized: ‘There ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it.’ So, here we go folks …”
“I am queer.”
*Model Jourdan Dunn admits she’s been infatuated with Beyoncé ever since she was 9-years-old.
Fashion’s it girl said she embarrassed herself when she first met her idol at the Met Ball in New York City last May by asking if she could ”hold” her.
She told Miss Vogue magazine: ”I used to pretend I was the fifth member of Destiny’s Child. She saw us, smiled and began walking over. We both turned to see if Jay Z or someone was nearby. She said, ‘Hi,’ and told us that she thought we were beautiful. I think I said, ‘Can I just hold you?”’