Archive for January, 2012


J’Adore Shakira!

Divine diva Shakira stirs up a frenzy on the red carpet at the Midem Awards/NRJ Awards in France…tre chic, mama!
 
Look #1:

Belle de Jour - Shakira Dazzles The NJR Awards in Cannes

Look #2:
 

Le Performance!

Don’t Cry For Me, Puerto Rico

Ricky on Broadway in Evita the Musical!

Guess who’s back on Broadway! Ricky is back on the boards, headlining the cast of the revival of the classic musical, Evita! Cannot. Wait.

Thanks to Muve Music from Cricket Wireless, we had the chance to catch the gifted and beautiful Beatriz Luengo perform LIVE a winning trifecta of songs from her new album, Bela y Sus Moskitas Muertas.  Her unique brand of music – inspired by a rich tapestry of life experiences as an actress, circus performer, and singer(!) – is impressive.  Though critics will compare her to a softer version of Shakira, she packs a punch with her lyrics and delivery that will keep fans and critics alike looking forward to what’s next.  She’s more of a nod to Bebe, with a wink to Fiona Apple funk and No Doubt ska, all tucked into amazing pair of glittering heels.  Luengo, who hails from Spain, is no newcomer to the music scene.  Earlier singles have had a good showing on the international charts, proving she is more than ready for her primetime spotlight.

With collaborations from artists from Orishas, Reik and even reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley, Beatriz is slaying “moskitas” by the dozen and getting winning looks from Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards (Best Music Video of the Year) and solid reviews from the music critics.

Looks like Beatriz Luengo’s is going to keep us grooving into the new year!

And speaking of the new year,  did you make a resolution to be a wiser spender of your hard-earned cash?  Good (b/c now I’m not alone at the sample sales and happy hours)!  Cricket Wireless offers plans that allow you to be your DJ right from your very own phone. You can download new music as much as you text, talk or surf the web on your phone – all in one unlimited plan, with no contract,  no hidden fees and nationwide coverage.   Finally, a resolution that I can check off the list that keeps my wallet (and ears) happy! Cheers to that!

Mandatory Credit: Stiletto Media

Step and Repeat is BACK, kittens!  On hiatus for a spell, but we’re back to the world and excited to dive in.

We’ll be bringing you more celeb coverage, glamour, and even more juicy bits about the world of Step and Repeat!

So glam dolls…let’s play in the glitter and go!

 

2012 Oscar Nom Surprises (or not):  

Oscar Noms!

Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Golden Tattoo (Best Actress) – I like her for the win!

Melissa McCarthy– Bridesmaids (Best Supporting Actress) – Great nod.

Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids (Screenplay) – Go SNL 2.0!

The Full List of Noms!

http://a.oscar.go.com/media/2012/pdf/nominees.pdf

Ring Finger News: Seal on Ellen: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/index.php?mediaKey=0_mzedwcyb

The Way They Were....

Catch the rest today! Wonder what info he will drop – Seal is still wearing his ring?  Hmm…maybe they still have a shot?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin has a change of heart and puts the kibosh on her wedding plans to William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson.  What’s the 411, Ms. Franklin?  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-arethafranklin-idUSTRE80M1XS20120123

Morning Tube: Live with Kelly  – Kim Kardashian dished on her quickie marriage and Kelly Ripa apologized for dressing up as the Double K and That Guy from the Nets for Halloween.   Aww gee.  Should Kelly have apologized?

Live with Kelly and Kim?

Tracey Morgan Hospitalized at Sundance:  Blame it on “Altitude?“:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201201230411reedbusivarietynvr1118049016jan23,0,7247847.story

Spotted: RiRi and Chris Brown? Say it ain’t so!  http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/23/rihanna-chris-brown-evidence-back-together/

Ciao to Hip,Hip Jor-ge! The New York Yankees Jorge Posada officially retires from the team today.  Phenomenal Yankee and humanitarian, Jorgie will be missed.  Jeter, Sabathia, Rivera turned out to presser in honor of the announcement:  http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120124&content_id=26447846&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy