Aww! Aren't these two the CUTEST?
Mary J. Blige News Archive
And not in a good way!
"Her handlers kept saying that she would 'go onstage when she was ready'. But it was almost midnight when she got on, which took the entire festival into overtime," claims a source.
Mary had already pissed everyone off by demanding the backstage area to be cleared before she entered.
The insider continued:
"While she sat in her limousine, her personal guards came into the press tent to clear out the area like they were the Secret Service. They first demanded that all print and online journalists be kicked out because Mary didn't want to take questions. They were acting like she was Michelle Obama or Queen Elizabeth.
When Mary finally emerged from her car, she walked into the tent for literally two minutes wearing dark shades - even though it was night time. She struck one pose and then walked off without bothering to say a single word. Her antics were extreme and unwarranted."
Whatever happened to no more drama?!
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You know, it's just so out there that we think it might work!!
Blige recruited Travis Barker, Randy Jackson, and guitarist Steve Vai to collaborate with her on Stairway To Heaven, and apparently had so much fun that she decided to cover Whole Lotta Love, just for the hell of it!
"I did Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love — it's crazy! I am a Led Zeppelin fan. I'm not going to say I've been to their concerts, but I've listened to their music since I was a child, and it's always moved me, especially Stairway to Heaven, and Whole Lotta Love is just fun. I want y'all to hear it."
WE want to hear it, too!! Why is it only be released internationally??
Well, we suppose that's what the internetz is for!!
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Once again, Mary J. Blige is using her star power for good.
Just last year, Blige teamed up with Gucci to create a watch to help benefit her charity, The Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN).
And now, she's teaming up with Catherine Malandrino to co-brand a t-shirt collection to do the same.
The label, FFAWN + Catherine Malandrino, features shirts with hand-painted inspirational messages. Some include the words "I'm Power" and "I'm Free."
Says Malandrino, who also serves on the board of directors for FFAWN, “As a designer, I feel I have a role to play. What I want is to free women. Femininity is a strength and not a weakness.”
With Blige adding:
“Even better, every woman can feel beautiful and comfortable rocking these Ts just about anywhere. Catherine has been a dear friend of mine for years and, after she learned about FFAWN and our mission, she offered to create a T-shirt collection that would celebrate being women, being strong and being free. These are not your average T-shirts."
The duo will be making an appearance at the Bloomingdale's in Manhattan this February 17th to generate more press for the line while greeting shoppers.
The tees will start at $39 with a percentage of all sales going to benefit FFAWN.
The unlikely pair are teaming up to cover Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water during a special fundraising segment of the award show to benefit Haiti.
The song will be available on iTunes and all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
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We love Mary J. Blige and we love to see her looking so good on the red carpet!
The R&B queen wore a flattering and fashionable taupe one should dress with an embellished shoulder to the People's Choice Awards last night. We love the embellishment! Adds a nice little punch. We also love her hair and makeup - so clean and fresh!
The only think we're not crazy about are her shoes.
Still, she looks beautiful and polished.
How do you feel about her look?
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