Cassie Ventura will be releasing her up-and-coming sophomore LP and hits up GQ magazine in a sizzling spread, which hits stands Friday. She tells the magazine, its been to long (since she released her first album) and she has got to start over. She released her first album six years ago. She added that she would like to stay popular, but if she was only an underground artist, she would be ok with that. She has always been rumored to be Diddy's girlfriend, but they have not publically came out to say it. This past weekend, however via twitter, both tweeted admiration for one another.
Rihanna sent Chris Brown well wishes yesterday as he had to appear in court yesterday for a probation progress hearing regarding his 2009 battery case for hitting ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Rihanna tweeted:
Ri then later sent a message not directly using @ChrisBrown, but it is assumed that the message was indirectly directed at him. She tweeted:
In court, Chris failed a drug test in which he tested positive for marijuana back in June. He has a medical marijuana prescription in California, but failed the test in Virginia where its illegal. The judge in the case cut in some slack because she never order any drug testing. The case will also be moved back to California because that is where Chris lives now.
Rohan Marley, singer Lauryn Hill's ex, responds to former Fugees member Wyclef Jean's accusations that Lauryn Hill led him to think her first born son was his (Wyclef). He told TMZ" he (Wyclef) knew from jump that he was my son from the day (Lauryn) was pregnant. Wyclef claimed in his new memoir that he had an affair with Lauryn during this time and she led him to believe that her first born son, who is actually Rohan's child, was Wyclef's. Rohan also added that Jean is just saying false things to get book headlines and he has no plans on talking it out with Clef because he knows he is fronting himself. Wyclef, for his part, maintains he is telling the truth, telling the website, "There was no way I would have shown up at the hospital in that circumstance to wait for a baby to be born if it was not mine, adding 'The idea of a memoir is to tell the truth, I know that often the truth hurts, but a lie hurts even more."
If someone was asked to imagine what the perfect male model would be, Billy Payne would most likely come to mind. With a body built like a "Greek God" and eyes that would make even the most shy girl blush, Billy is the epitome of what a male supermodel is and should be. Billy has modeled for several major brands and is currently taping for Tyler Perry's"For Better or Worse" as "Dr. Frank". Taking the modeling & acting world by storm, International Model Billy Payne took time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with My Fabulous Style.
BIO: Billy Payne is a professional Actor and International Model. He was born in Indianapolis, IN. and attended Morehouse College where he double majored in Business Management and Music. In his career he has been featured in many magazines. Walked the runways from Milano to NY, and has been on billboards across America for client's such as Coca-Cola and AKOO. He recently had a fantastic run in a play in NY, and has 8 commercials to add to his list of achievements. Billy now divides his time between NY and Atlanta, and is working hard on taking the acting world by storm!
1) Who is Billy Payne?
I'm a mixed preacher's son from Indiana, who loves pit bulls and takes a pretty good picture every now and then, lol!! I know that was a simple answer, but that's because I'm pretty simple and easy going.
2) When did you start modeling and why did you decide to become a model?
I started modeling around the age of 7. My mom got me involved in local shows and print jobs. I backed away from it while in high school to focus on college. While in college I ventured back into it to make money on the side. And the rest is history.
3) What is a typical day in the life of a male top model?
A typical day would consist of getting some type of work out in. Check and respond to emails. Get your go see's from your agency. Head out and book as many jobs as possible in that day. Then head to your photo shoot or shoot's that you have booked for that day. Don't forget to try to fit in lunch, if you can, lol!!! Check back in with your agency. Meet up with friends for drinks/dinner. Head home. Check emails again. Watch a little t.v. Check to see what Angie Michelle has been up to Go to bed, then wake up and do it all over again. I think that about cover's it
4) What is the most rewarding moment you have had as a model?
That's an easy one! It would have to be the first time I got the call from my parents that someone in another city had seen me on a billboard. The pure joy and excitement that penetrated through the phone lines was overwhelming. I think it was the first time that my dad actually took my career seriously. Before that. I think he looked at it as more of a hobby of mine. That moment changed a lot for me personally.
5) Who are some brands you have worked for?
Ummm… Brands I have worked for? There's Coca~Cola, AKOO, Smirnoff, Ford, KFC, Sean John, HugoBoss, VIBE Magazine, Luster's Pink Oil, NY Fashion Week, and the Georgia Lottery to name a few. I act as well, and I've been fortunate to have 8 commercials under my belt. So some of the previously mentioned are clients not brands. Wouldn't want to confuse anyone…
6.) How do you balance your life and your modeling career?
With A LOT OF HELP!!!! I'm blessed to have some really good people around me. From family to management. They do everything from keeping me grounded and on track, to walking my dogs and getting my mail while I'm out out of town working. And that's even when I'm gone for months at a time. However, it takes a concentrated effort on my part as well. You can easily get wrapped up in "your" world, that you forget those that put you in that position. I NEVER want to do that! Thank you family and friends!!!
7) What is the best attribute that contributes to your modeling career?
LOL!!!! I would say one thing, but most would say my eyes. But outside of features, I would have to say my work ethic. I take what I do very seriously. It's my passion. It's my craft. And I think that's what people see IN my eyes, that comes through in my work. Not just their color.
8) What advice would you give any aspiring models?
Be as educated as you can on anything that you attach yourself to!!! When you know better, you DO better. NEVER put all of your eggs in one basket. And it's not always what you know, but who you know… All 4 of these principles can be applied to all aspects of life. Not just modeling! Always be good to YOU!
Victoria Beckham has been an international star for some time now. She first came onto the scene as Posh from The Spice Girls, but the mother of four and wife to one of the sexiest men in the world, has become a fashionista and designer to the stars. The beauty covers the UK's May Harper Bazaar. Victoria talked to the Senior Deputy Editor, Sarah Bailey, about being a mother and managing her in demand fashion empire.
Beckham said of her body and being married to David:
"Maybe my tummy isn't as tight as it used to be, but I've got four amazing kids, and that's what really matters" and what it’s like to go to bed with David Beckham. "Of course getting in to bed with David Beckham every night after having four kids, you know…[cue eye-roll of resigned self-deprication]- but I've come to the conclusion that David is getting older as well. I'm not trying to fight it."
Testing her own designs:
"We always joke that we have this fabulously gorgeous 17-year-old model who is six-foot-whatever, and then I say 'OK, I'm going to put it on. I stand for the general public here.' It's how I work. I found it really difficult when I was pregnant and I couldn't do that. It's part of the process — I'll stand here in my knickers and start draping fabric over myself. It was very hard when I didn't have my body."
Recently, singer Beyonce wore one of Becks dresses and she literally made her "scream" Victoria told Extra:
Kate Upton tweeted a photo of herself on set of a photoshoot yesterday, March 11, 2012 with the tag "I miiiight need a hairbrush". Kate's career has been red hot since being named the Sports Illustrated Cover Model 2012.
The model had recently been criticized for being "too curvy" for fashion modeling, but she quickly took up for herself.
Heidi opened up to ELLE Magazine about her divorce to Seal. She has been relatively quiet since it first came out they were getting a divorce. In the April Issue of the magazine, Heidi tells the magazine "she feels like she is in the eye of a tornado". She didn't give any details as to why they broke up only stating that "people don't need to know". She says she doesn't want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs the couple had.
She continued to add that she is a lioness and has four cubs, also stating that she wants to take care of her kids and protect them. You can check out the April Edition of ELLE March 20.
Mary J. Blige performed her single "Why" on "American Idol" last night. It was a great and emotional performance, which she is known for giving. After her wonderful performance, she personally addressed each one of the judges! The night before, the songbird helped mentor the contestants on the show.