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2010 January

Archives for January 2010

Via Essence.com

Tyra Banks, whose weight has undergone visible fluctuations after she left the runway, has always been a champion of plus-size models. She makes a point to recruit some curvier girls for her model competition reality show on the CW, ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ helping to launch the careers of former contestants Toccara Jones and Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson.
Now she’s using ‘The Tyra Show’ to find the latest and greatest young plus-size modeling talent.

Banks is encouraging plus-size teens age 13-19 to enter to win the “The Fiercely Real Model Search.” The winner, who must be size 12-20 to qualify, will win a one-year Wilhemina modeling contract, a fashion spread in and a cover photo on Tyra’s Magaline and a spread in a major fashion magazine. The winner will be announced on Tyra’s talk show March 3rd.

“I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty; through ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ ‘True Beauty’ and ‘The Tyra Show’ I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring and celebrating non-traditional beauty, and stressing that true beauty is both inside and out,” Banks said. “Adolescence is such an impressionable time in a young woman’s life, and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out.”

via BlackVoices

Daddy…lol that was really corny I know but I had to do it lol. Here is Usher’s new video “Daddy’s Home” which will be on his new album “Raymond vs. Raymond” scheduled for release March 30th.

Usher is definitely back. You can definitely tell he has grown up, but he can still dance his behind off! Oh and how can I forget the flyness….he is definitely in the Top 5 best dressed male celebrities.

I think Apple is almost at the “untouchable” status. They released the info about the iPad (on twitter everyone was calling it the iTampon lol) and it is truly AMAZING!!! This baby can be yours for the low low price of $499 (smh) Check the video to the see the Apple iPad in action

After months of wild speculation, Steven P. Jobs has finally givenApple fans exactly what they have been asking for — a new iPhone-like tablet computer called the iPad for $499. “We want to kick off 2010 by introducing a magical and revolutionary product today,” said Mr. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive.

Mr. Jobs appeared energized but gaunt as he unveiled the iPad at a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Its features and specifications, which have been grist for the Internet rumor mill for months, are finally sharply in focus: It will feature a 9.7-inch screen and a full virtual keyboard. It is 1.2 inches thick and weighs 1.5 pounds. In addition, the iPad screen is multi-touch, meaning content on it can be manipulated with swipes and taps of the fingers.

The iPad is outfitted with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Internet connectivity, and is powered by a 1-gigahertz Apple A4 chip and has 16 to 64 gigabytes of flash storage. Mr. Jobs described the iPad as “so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable of a smartphone with this gorgeous, large display.”

During the event, Mr. Jobs demonstrated the iPad as a platform for watching video, streaming music, reading e-books, browsing photographs and playing games. The company also said third-party applications would be a big draw on the iPad.

The iPad will run “virtually every one” of the current catalog applications for the iPhone, numbering around 100,000 “virtually unmodified,” Scott Forstall, a senior vice president, said.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Stoli® Razberi Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Chambord® Raspberry Liqueur
  • 3 1/2 oz Club Soda
  • 1 Splash 7-Up® Soda
  • Method

  • Pour the Stoli and Chambord into a highball glass filled with ice cubes
  • Almost fill with club soda, top with a splash of 7-Up and serve
  • Knit Wit
     featuring Ted Baker tops