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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
Aug. 26: Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 67. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 53. Singer-actress Cassie is 27. Actress Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 20.
Aug. 26, 1943: William Dawson became Black Democratic Party vice presidential candidate. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)
Over the weekend, singer/model Cassie threw a festive baby shower celebration for first time mommy, Lola Monroe.
Late, last year we learned that the DC native was expecting with Bad Boy Rapper, Los.
The shower went down at a private home in Hollywood Hills, with folk like Teairra Mari, model Toccara Jones, rapper Hazel-E, and eye lash professional Jammal Buster (who played Mr. Host). During her shower, Lola tweeted:
My first Baby Shower ? …it’s time Thaank u @CassieSuper 4 being so special n throwing me such a beautiful baby shower!!ur such a great friend #Rare#Genuine Love u so much! ? So much love today…friends and family..in town to the ones that flew in. Thank you for joining us to be apart of something special. My mommy was there w/ me ? … Amazing couldn’t even begin to describe her. God took his time with her. My baby has the best grandmommies ??????????????????
* ‘Tis the season to spend quality time with family and give back. On thanksgiving day, we caught some of our favorite A-listers in the kitchen, at the dinner table, and giving back to those less fortunate.
Kaurreche Tran & Friends
Karrueche Tran and friends give back and feed the homeless on Venice Beach.
Lala Anthony shows off a family photo, posing around Thanksgiving dinner. For more celebrity thanksgiving photos, visit theJasmineBrand.com.
*Nicki Minaj just dropped a teaser for “Freedom,” a track from her upcoming album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up,” due Nov. 19.
“Freedom” appears to be a career retrospective for the performer. She raps, “They’ll never thank me for opening doors / But they ain’t even thank jesus when he died on the cross / Cause your spirit is ungrateful, b-tches is so hateful, I remain a staple / My career’s been the pink print/ When I retire tell ‘em think pink / Pink friday is the imprint / And these b-tches basic, instinct.”
In the chorus she croons, “I feel free, I feel freedom why they mad / You should see them, burning up / Cause it’s crazy in here crazy in here crazy in here.” [Listen below. Explicit language]
Minaj’s much-hyped appearance in the upcoming season of “American Idol” will debut Jan. 16. She also recently released a music video for another track on the album called “The Boys,” which features Cassie. [Scroll down to watch. Explicit language]
*This week, celebs came out to celebrate the 8th Annual Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards Presented by Hennessy V.S at Webster Hall in NYC.
We spotted Roc Nation’s Rita Ora, Bad Boy singer Cassie Ventura and Canadian beauty Melanie Fiona, MMG rapper Wale, model Jessica White, HOT 97′s Miss Info and Laura Stylez, Futura, and London bred singer Estelle Paper Magazine cover star, Ellie Goulding.
In August, her reps issued a statement blasting speculation the pair had become engaged. Today, the 26 year old singer, who is signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records label, unleashed a Twitter tirade to set the record straight.
In a series of posts, she wrote, “Last thing: F**K a blog & anyone that makes up bulls**t – you ain’t s**t. I never even give a thought to unvalidated s**t that gets posted online, but I’m tired of it. Been committed for a Long time to someone and I am sooooo in Love with Him!”
And responding to a fan posting, which read, “Poor @cassiesuper thinking the blogs or anybody for that matter cares that much about her… f**king her old a** boss,” Cassie replied, “Shut the f**k up. U just took 5 minutes to think about & write that. Sit down. Thank you. You are muted.”