pop!A-RAZZI: BET Awards

BET Awards

The Good, The Bad, The WTH Were You Thinking?

Best Dressed Female

It was difficult to select six as I wasn’t moved by too many of the ladies, but alas here I go… (in no particular order)

1. Amber Rose – Both Amber and Amerie wore the same simple white Alexander McQueen mini dress, but truth is Amber’s swag is on a zillion and I’m loving it.

2. Taraji P. Henson – While I loved her Kaufman Franco dress I would’ve considered another hair do. Honestly reminds me of Tony Child’s mother’s wig.

3. Megan Good – Sans her usual leggings Ms. Good came thru with a lovely blue ensemble.

4. Alicia Keys – Ms. Keys looks fab in her dress, but honestly it’s her beauty that topped this look. Her face and hair are GORG!

5. Zoe Saldana – Classic and beautiful!

6. Beyonce – She does it again…

Best Dressed Male

It was difficult to select six as I wasn’t moved by too many of the ladies, but alas here I go…(in no particular order)

1. Joe – Kept it simple and classic!

2. Ramses Jimenez – Again… simple, but looks great..

3. Trey Songz – Crept into Soulja Boy’s Room and stole his SWAG! Good Look!

4. Tyrese – The look was ok, but compared to the rest of the crowd a good look.

5. Diddy – In my babs voice “Diddy did it!”

6. N/A

Worst Dressed

It’s too easy to pick on the folks you know are a hot mess. Instead I will focus on the people who should know better. Unlike, the Best Dressed list I had to cut my list down to only six people. I swear it was like stylists were on strike yesterday.

1. Mario – I have no words….

2. Lil Mama – I honestly wonder what goes thru her mine when she is putting a look together. She could have had a decent look had it not been for that hair. Geez!!!!!

3. Estelle – Unless you are preggers no need to look like you are expecting.

4. Tyra Banks/MC Lyte – It’s like the episode of Seinfeld when he agreed to wear the puffy shirt. Not that I’m anti-puffy sleeve, I have a few myself, but not now or with the ensemble. Lyte would have been fly with the vest and pant alone. Ms. Banks is too fly for this look PERIOD!

5. Ginuwine – For a man that looks so good he just plane ole dresses bad. He looks like he’s going to Sunday sermon, not the BET Awards. I bet you it was all Sole, er I mean Tanya’s doing!

6. Claudia Jordan – You are way too cute to be rockin’ this frock

And then…

Here are a few other folks that I just had to mention.

1. Cassie – I want to like this look… I really do. If it weren’t for the all of the “’look at me” statements it would be a great look that only a few could carry off. She just tries soooo hard.

2. Tellani – Ne-Yo’s girl really should have put more thought into an outfit. SMH

3. Melody Thornton – I think Melody is a cutie, but I really don’t know what she was thinking here.

pop!A-RAZZI: JC Platino Penthouse

Jose Cuervo votive, ice bucket and cocktail menu
Actor Tommy Davidson performs alongside former
Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke

GoBo on pool

Stephanie Pratt from The Hills
Actress Mena Suvari poses with a custom-made bottle of Jose Cuervo Platino
Actress and singer Taryn Manning
Carmen Electra poses with a custom-made bottle of Jose Cuervo Platino

Jose Cuervo And 944 Magazine Present Jose Cuervo Platino Penthouse
Andaz Hotel - Hollywood, CA
The folks over at Jose Cuervo joined forces with 944 Magazine for a fabulous night of mixing tastemakers with music junkies at their pop-up penthouse at the Andaz Hotel.

From the looks of it, it appears that many of our celebs were having fun by either jumping on stage and jamming or getting their pretty faces on customized bottles. My crush Carmen Elecktra is looking her fabulous self as usual, but I must ask what happened to Ms. Stephanie Pratt? Is it me or is she looking unusally refreshed? Does she have her sister in law to thank for a referral or just an amazing make-up artist? I'll let you call it. In the meantime who let Tommy on stage? I'm just saying...

The decor itself was cool. Like the Absolute event it focused on the brand colors without over doing it. I guess this recession is making it easier to focus on just the necessities. Gobo, check! Votives, check! Step & Repeat, check! Cocktails, check and CHECK!

pop!A-RAZZI: Absolut 500

Screenwriter Diablo Cody
Bartender pouring a yummy cocktail
Actress Emily Deschanel
Actress Christina Hendricks

Absolut Vodka’s 500 Days of Summer Premiere After Party
The Egyptian Theatre - Hollywood, CA

Absolut Vodka was on hand to support the premiere of 500 Days of Summer Premiere After Party. The event featured celebs including Diablo Cody, Christina Hendricks, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Emily Deschanel, Rachel Boston, Isabel Lucas and more...

I believe sometimes less is more. Absolut achieved a well balanced look of classic sleekness focusing on the brand colors and aesthetic. I often sit with clients who want to do everything under the sun and it's great for a brand to do it right - simple and lovely. Kudos for also having cute male servers...always an A+ in my book!

pop!OP - FREE Concerts in BK2!

Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series

Asser Levy/Seaside Park

My old school people I did not forget about you! If “you can’t go for that” and want to have your “last dance” with a different kind of soul, I have a line up for you that you will surely enjoy. Gladys, Blondie, Hall & Oats and more will meet you in Coney Island for a night of nostalgia and great music!

The 31st Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series performances are held Thursday nights 7:30 pm

Asser Levy/Seaside Park at West 5th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island/Brighton Beach, across the street from the New York Aquarium.

Performers are subject to change without notice. Call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600

NO cameras, NO audio, or video recording, NO alcohol, NO pets, NO bottles, NO smoking

pop!OP - FREE Concerts in BK!

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series

Wingate Field – Brooklyn, NY

We all cry for FREE things in this recession and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz listened. He’s presented us with a star-studded line-up of gospel, classic soul, contemporary, Caribbean and R&B artists including my faves Robin Thicke, Keisha Cole and Ms. Teena Marie. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get my square biz on!

The 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series performances are held Monday nights 7:30 pm at Wingate Field,Entrances on Brooklyn Avenue (Rutland Road and Winthrop Street.)

The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs because seating is limited.

Performers are subject to change without notice. Call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600

NO cameras, NO audio, or video recording, NO alcohol, NO pets, NO bottles, NO smoking

pop!INSIDER: Legends To Be

Legends To Be
Legends To Be
Legends To Be
Legends To Be
Margeaux Watson
Arlene Pitterson, Nicole Senior, Demetria Lucas and Yaz Jenkins
Legends To Be Brunch
Il Bastardo - NYC

On Saturday, June 20, 2009, the LEGENDS TO BE BRUNCH took place in New York City to provide a unique networking opportunity and celebrate the professional accomplishments of young women of color.

Now in its 3rd year, the annual LEGENDS TO BE event is inspired by Oprah’s Legends Ball and brought together talented, professional women of color who are emerging leaders within their chosen industry.

Hosts Demetria Lucas (Essence), Nicole Senior (CreditEx) and Arlene Pitterson (blackorchidproductions) honored Margeaux Watson, Senior Vice President, Media Relations, Universal Motown Records.

I am so proud to have had pop! event planning part of this inspirational event. I look forward to the next Legends To Be event with even more wonderful, positive and beautiful women!

pop!A-RAZZI: Mel B's WET B-Day

We all know Mel didn't eat one smidge of that cake! It was all THAT guy.
Mel B. & Kelly Monaco
Mel B. is showng off that smashing body of hers!
Mel B. gets sweet with her hubby

Mel B's Wet Birthday

Wet Republic at MGM Grand
he hottness that is Mel B Celebrated her birthday at Wet Republic at MGM Grand this weekend. Joined by her hubby, Kelly Monaco and friends she sipped on Champagne and surley made a splash with her hot curvalicious bod. She is truly inspiring! I am officially putting down my cupcake right now! Happy Birthday Mel!


SKYY Vodka Toasts Gay Pride

SKYY Vodka to Serve as Official Spirit of Gay Pride Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals and many other LGBT Programs.

In New York, SKYY Vodka continues in its second year as the official spirit of Heritage of Pride, New York City’s official gay pride organization. As the official spirit, SKYY Vodka will be served at all Heritage of Pride events, including Rapture and Dance on the Pier. In honor of Heritage of Pride and other gay pride celebrations around the country, SKYY Vodka has collaborated with well-known entertainers in the LGBT community to create specialty cocktails.

Heklina’s Ruby Sipper made with SKYY Infusions Pineapple

In honor of Trannyshack founder Heklina

Candis Cayne’s Kiss the Girl made with X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur® and SKYY Infusions Citrus.

In honor of primetime star Candis Cayne

Lady Bunny’s Boy Chaser with SKYY Infusions Grape.

Celebrating Wigstock founder and legendary comedienne Lady Bunny

pop!OP - Rock Steady Crew

Rock Steady Crew wants you to design the logo for "ROCK STEADY FOR LIFE".
Here are the rules: (info on the way for how to submit your design)
  1. Must include the ROCK STEADY CREW logo within your design (artist may change the fonts of RSC, as long as icon is used)
  2. Symbolize community outreach (i.e. -free workshops & outdoor concerts, canned food drives)
  3. Submissions must be sent as a JPEG (must provide in 300dpi print ready if artwork is chosen)
  4. Multiple entries by one artist will be accepted
  5. DEADLINE is Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  6. Winner will be announced on CrazyLegsWorkshop.com website on Sunday, July 5, 2009

pop!A-RAZZI: Hornitos Gets Naughty

Hornitos Tequila presents Midnight in the Garden of Agave

Hudson Terrace - NYC

Horintos helped guests escape into a garden of mischief with hot music, cool d├ęcor and most importantly - cool cocktails! Included performances from DJ Blaqstarr, DJ Cat Millar, DJ Paul Devr, Maluca and Golden Filter.

pop!A-RAZZI: Wentz Falls into the 30!

Pete Wentz Falls into the 30!
The Bellagio - Las Vegas

Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz celebrated his 3oth at The Bank at The Bellagio in Vegas. The cake featured a cute picture of his wife Ashley Simposon and his adorable son Bronx. Happy B-Day!

pop!A-RAZZI: Kimora's Baby Shower

As we all might have heard via Twitter Ms. Fabulosity herself Kimora Lee Simmons gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Congrats to Kimora & Djimon Hounsou. Until we get a picture I thought we’d share pictures from their last minute baby shower in LA.

Among the 50 guests were Stevie Wonder and his wife, Kai, Holly Robinson Peete, and Kimora’s daughters with ex-hubby Russell Simmons, Ming Lee, 9, and Aoki Lee, 6.