Monday, March 30, 2015

Ice Cube’s Three-Dimensional Vision: Originator of Music, Movies, and TV

BY: GURU JAY


Cracking smiles and flashing pearly whites is costly in the heart of the city, because in the words of Bobby Blue Bland  “ain’t no love” in town. Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube was an originator of Gangsta Rap. He wasn’t necessarily a full-fledged American gangster, but the visionary vocalized his societal issues through penning music, movies, and TV.

It’s rare for a rapper to emerge and dominate multiple entertainment streams. The exceptional entertainer successfully diversified his talents. Moreover, his message remains untarnished after 25 years in business.

Future celebrities should take note of how Ice Cube climbed the ranks. The Captain slowly but surely grew his fandom. Don’t take a detour on Twitter or Instagram. Instead focus on growing your gifts, and realize that good things require time.

If you’re a reality TV star, more power to you. There’s no shame in going the easy route. However, the greatest entertainers grind harder than Tony Hawk on a video game.


Ice Cube is the best. What is more, he made Hollywood reserve a seat for him at the roundtable. Like a West Side storied gangster, the family man is never disconnected.

There aren’t enough cool cats and there are too many copycats. Respect this lyricist because even though they censored Cube, the rapper/ producer defiantly distributed his music. Nowadays, the radio plays duplicates. Wouldn’t you like to listen to the original for a change?

When I want to get psyched up, I play Check Yourself. What are your favorite Ice Cube songs? What are the actor’s best movies in your opinion?

I enjoyed Three Kings, Anaconda, Friday, and 21 Jump Street. But XXX: State of the Union is by far my favorite Ice flick. Although the motion picture lost money, Cube delivered a phenomenal performance; and Simon Kinberg wrote a noteworthy script. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson took command as usual.

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I’ve watched Lottery Ticket and Barbershop 1, 2, and 3, at least 4 times. I’m not just trying to write impressive sentences here. I really do like Loretta Devine and Cedric the Entertainer a whole lot.

I saw Are We There Yet at the dollar show. You might find me at movie theaters 3 days a week. That’s why I may “subsidize” my movie tickets.

Did you know Are We There Yet became a TV show syndicate? On TV, Essence Atkins plays Nia Long’s role. And Ice Cube’s character has transformed into the Incredible Hulk also known as Terry Crews/ Robin Thicke on Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Due to Ice’s three-dimensional vision, the multi-talented celeb has accelerated his career along with several others. I haven’t seen Ride Along but clearly Cube’s contribution sped up Kevin Hart’s amazing career. Furthermore, Ice Cube’s music, movies, and TV show receive high praises from a wide audience. 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

How Ed Sheeran Became the Most Exciting Musician in the World

BY: GURU JAY

  
Ed Sheeran is the most exciting musician in the world right now. Some people think of Sheeran as the new and improved John Lennon. Imagine Sheeran were a Beatle replacing George Harrison 50 years ago.

Not only does Ed entertain audiences, he energizes, electrifies, and captivates crowds. Sheeran is like a mechanic whose main tool is an electric guitar. You see Sheeran’s dynamic pitch control helps define him as a music artist.

Not even 25 yet, Ed Sheeran directly impacts the music industry. Because the British born star is an incredible songwriter, he literally affects our listening experience. Did you know the celebrity wrote the songs: Moments, 18, and One Thing for One Direction?

Not to mention, Ed was the opening act for Taylor Swift’s Red Tour. Would you pay a hundred dollars to see that show? Nowadays, Sheeran is the main attraction wherever he goes.


Although Sheeran isn’t as famous as Swift, he’s just as good. Soon, he could become most popular if he makes the right decisions. Then again, who wants to deal with being a celebrity?

Going out and performing onstage doesn’t scare Sheeran like others. As terrific as Sam Smith may be, Ed shines brighter under the spotlight. Like Smith, the Thinking Out Loud singer seems passionate. Additionally, the musician's style resembles that of Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend.

Entertainment extraordinaire Jamie Foxx was first to take the soulful artist under his wings. Foxx utilized his radio platform to promote Sheeran’s talent to millions. Music legend Elton John also mentored the young musician early on in the process. But it was Foxx, who was most instrumental in helping Sheeran receive a profitable record deal.

 
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Estimates put Ed Sheeran’s net worth at approximately $16 million. However, this figure will keep growing. Ed Sheeran will probably be worth over $100 million by his 30th birthday.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How Gwen Stefani and Fergie Became Icons

BY: GURU JAY


Who can deny Gwen Stefani’s long lasting mark? Today, the music artist remains relevant leaving her counterparts in the dust. In a super competitive field, Gwen has made a number of hit records and profitable deals.

For instance, Stefani endorses MasterCard. Plus, the celebrity’s clothing line LAMB is a dynasty. By diversifying her products, you see why Gwen Stefani became a commercial success.

Right now, Gwen has almost 2 million Twitter followers. You can bet the Cool songstress lives a luxurious lifestyle with up-to-date apps and gadgets. Be cautious though, because in Gwen’s own words she “ain’t no hollaback girl.”


Gwen Stefani was born in Southern California. So, she’s been surrounded by entertainers her whole life. That’s why Stefani is no stranger to the spotlight. More importantly, Gwen Stefani understands how to handle fame’s side effects. 

Apparently, like Fergie, she is living in the fast lane and yielding amazing results.

Madison Heights, Michigan native Stacy Ann Ferguson is widely known as Fergie. Her music is still heard throughout the world on radio airwaves and inside nightclubs. Gwen Stefani can teach Fergie her business savvy. Moreover, Gwen can learn from Ferg’s musical creativity.


I feel Fergie sings better than Gwen Stefani. In addition, the Black Eyed Peas singer has an outstanding music catalog. And as a solo music artist, Fergie has developed an original sound.

Nobody likes musical copycats; and that’s why everybody loves Fergie. You can’t compare her style with Madonna because the Fergalicious rapper refuses to imitate. Ferg teaches future singers how to innovate instead of merely recreating.

Fergie serves as a wonderful hostess for New Years' festivities. Because she is the complete package, this entertainer will always find work. Not subscribing to the status quo is her M.O.

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Gwen Stefani and Fergie possess star qualities. What is more, their exemplary careers teach lessons to upcoming entertainers. Instead of fixating on your limits, fix your eyes upon unlimited horizons.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Paula Patton Vs. Gabrielle Union

BY: GURU JAY


Isn’t Paula Patton gorgeous? Doesn’t the dazzling actress radiate every room she enters? Why is Paula the center of attention?

Can you read Patton’s poker face? To paraphrase Bruno Mars “when Paula smiles the whole world stops and stares for a while.” Next time you’re on Netflix, choose a Paula Patton flick.

All eyes fixate on this beauty because she is one of the brightest stars in show business. Not only can she cheer up a lifelong pessimist, Paula possesses many awesome qualities.

What are your favorite Paula Patton movies? I  recommend Déjà Vu, Jumping the Broom, and Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol. Have you seen Baggage Claim or 2 Guns? Will you go see the Warcraft in 2016?

I feel Paula is underused. I enjoy Paula's flexibility and range. The California girl steps out her comfort zone and plays characters across several genres.

From comedy to Horror, Paula executes. Truly, Patton is a General of acting. Her filmography demonstrates that she is not type casted.

Can you picture Paula starring in her own TV series? Many movie stars are transitioning into home entertainment. Gabrielle Union’s Being Mary Jane serves as a blueprint.

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Isn’t Gabrielle Union a breath of fresh air? Doesn’t Gabrielle Union make your heart race and your palms sweaty? Wow, she is beautiful!

Did you know Gabrielle Union auditioned for the main role on Scandal? Of course, the part went to Kerry Washington. But why exactly?

Do you think Hollywood has taken the Omaha Nebraskan sweetheart for granted? I think so, and that’s why I hope Union starts financing her own productions. Gabrielle receives numerous business inquiries and bookings because she is high caliber.

Watch Bad Boys II again, and you’ll see why Gabrielle Union has always been the complete package. Plus she’s memorable in Bring It On, Deliver Us from Eva, and Daddy’s Little Girls. If you want more, check out Cadillac Records, Think Like a Man, and Top Five.

Can you believe Gabrielle Union has been acting since 1993? She is simply one of the best actors in the game. Lastly, you won’t find another actress more energetic than Gabrielle.

Do you like Paula Patton or Gabrielle Union better?

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Why You Love the Soulful Sound of Melanie Fiona

BY: GURU JAY



If it was 4 AM on Saturday and Melanie Fiona was my girlfriend, worrying about my whereabouts would be the last thing on her mind. There’s a good chance after a year or so together, I would put a ring on it. Plus, I’d heal her bruised heart the best way I could.

I’m more attracted to a sweet voice than a pretty smile because you can’t fake the former at least when it comes to singing. I’ve seen many fake smiling faces masquerading behind their makeups and cosmetics. Based on experience love is all about communication.

Like Mya said: Get to know me…”cause I’m more than a souvenir on your trophy case. Love me like a woman.”

 

There is something sincere yet sensual about singing a perfect note and carrying a flawless tune. Melanie has a dynamic style, excellent vocal range along with awesome clarity. The Lucious Lyon sound presented by Cookie Lyon doesn’t have shit on Melanie Fiona. 

Does it help that Melanie Fiona looks like a 25-year-old Halle Berry? Absolutely, but I’ll mainly discuss her fine singing abilities. Isn’t it obvious Melanie makes amazing music?

Right now Melanie Fiona has produced 2 studio albums over 7 years. She had an unfavorable contract, so her situation is understandable. Because of her deal with Roc Nation, you should expect more production from this star.

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Fiona sounds like a modern day Tina Turner mixed with Billie Holiday and Etta James. First off, Canadians must be proud because she took her Grammy and music awards back to her hometown of Toronto. Second, there are not many female musicians capable of matching her soulfulness. In the soul genre, Fiona sits in a class instructed by Lauryn Hill. Her classmates include Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and Jazmine Sullivan.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Melissa Joan Hart Vs. Jennifer Love Hewitt

BY: GURU JAY


The blonde haired/ blue-eyed girl- Melissa Joan Hart is best known for Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. In the early 2000s, the TV actress was the most famous American teenager. 

This day and age, you’ll find the adult Joan Hart featured in advertisements and on commercials.

Many celebrities do not capitalize on their fame. It is respectable if you don’t want to  compromise your integrity. However, it is unacceptable to be frivolous with money and consequently end up empty handed.


Melissa Joan Hart lasted so long in show business because she cashed in on her celebrity. Hart reshaped her girl next-door image into a MILF. Moreover, Melissa Joan Hart doesn’t back down from taboo topics including sex.

It’s no secret celebrities make easy money. If you have a large and engaged following, doors open for you immediately. That’s why Melissa sustains a lively and supportive fan base on social media.


If there is anyone who can give Melissa Joan Hart a run for her money, it is Jennifer Love Hewitt. The actress is a joy to watch because she’s such a pleasant spectacle. Can you picture Ghost Whisperer without Jennifer Love Hewitt? She is the reason we love TV. Also, don't forget her contributions to film.

Do you remember I Know What You Did Last Summer and the Tuxedo? Those movies show what Jennifer Love Hewitt brings to the table. What is more, she’s approaching 40 years of age and still looks like a beauty queen.

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Presently, Jennifer is the precious face of Proactiv. She is convincing as an ambassador because Jenny is stunning. In addition, Jennifer Love Hewitt is a brand in itself. Who's a better representative of capitalism? 


Unfortunately, Hollywood undercuts Love Hewitt because she’s an agreeable personality. While it might be all fine and dandy to go with the flow, sometimes it is better to go against the grind. I strongly feel Jennifer’s career stalled because executives mistook Jennifer’s kindness for weakness.

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