It’s Ladies’ Night! “Tiny’s Tequila” Hits The Scene for a Girls’ Night Out!


No night can ever be dull when Tameka “Tiny” Harris is in the mix! Yes, our favorite R&B star turned mom and reality TV star, is doing big with her own brand of fun–and tequila! “Tiny’s Tequila” is it is simply, cutely, and affectionately called is launching its brand with quite a national commercial and party. The commercial will debut this Saturday, November 29th, during the Bayou Classic football game. In the advertisement Tiny and a few of her famous friends will be taking selfies, laughing, and celebrating her latest venture and womanhood in general. Tiny’s Ladies’ Night Out also has a website which offer viewers the chance to see additional footage from the commercial as well as the chance to win great prizes. These prizes include a free all expense paid trip  on the “Grown & Sexy Cruise” in January to a group of women who post the best selfies with friends! Additionally, viewers will be able to sign up for events and special giveaways.

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Kendall Jenner Goes Retro for “DAZED Magazine” Photo Spread!


Unlike her infamous older sister, Kim; Kendall Jenner is amassing an impressive body of work by keeping her clothes on! Kris and Bruce Jenner’s little darling is a full fledged woman and a major supermodel in the making. We have watched Kendall (thanks to “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”) grow from a shy little girl to a major fashionista. This latest photo spread really places a new twist on “The Fabulous at Every Age” concept, instead adapting it to “…Every Era.” Yep little Miss Jenner is going retro showcasing styles from the decades of the Twentieth Century.

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God Has Smiled! Bille Woodruff is a Man On Top!

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Distinguished, dedicated and inspirational are the three words that describe director Bille Woodruff. Few filmmakers attain his level of fame or respect within the industry at large. Since 1991, after directing the favored gospel song, “Optimistic” (Sounds of Blackness), Mr. Woodruff has taken the entertainment industry by storm. Later he added a number of major films to his body of work such as Honey (2003) and Beauty Shop (2005), starring Jessica Alba and Queen Latifah respectively. Bille seems to be able to do it all—even create music videos. In that field he has worked for artists such as Joe, R. Kelly, Britney Spears, and many more! Bill is still on the go and has released a hit television movie for VH-1, “Drumline 2,” and in October, “Addicted” starring Sharon Leal in theaters nationwide. Kontrol magazine had the chance to converse with Bille for an exclusive interview to get a peek inside of his brilliant brain and learn about the man behind the camera.


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New Music & New Movies! Sharon Leal is Always On Top!


When it comes to talent everyone has it, but few actually capitalize on it. Those that are tend to have us star struck! They become demigods and princesses of the media, out shined only by their material wealth and our desire to actually be them. These “celebrities” as we like to call them; may be a commonality by modern standards. However, when it comes to sheer star power few people have it like Sharon Leal! Sharon has been a mainstay and powerhouse in the music industry for years. As in such, she needs no formal introduction!


As a singer and actress, Sharon is quite the threat. She has more than proven her acting chops on television and film, with prominent roles in hit television shows and films like Boston Public, Dreamgirls, and now Addicted! Sharon’s latest role comes straight from a Zane novel. She is “Zoe Reynard,” a successful woman with a beautiful family and loving husband. She seems to have it all until she jeopardizes it with a series of torrid affairs. “This was definitely a racy film for me to do and different from anything I’ve ever done before…She [Zoe] isn’t like any character you’ve seen me portray, but I felt it’s realistic and there are some women actually doing this…” Indeed, the role was out of character for Sharon, we are use to seeing her characters as being more straight laced and refined. Zoe too, began as refined, but we watched as sexual addiction ravaged and nearly took her life. “It [sexual addiction] is a real problem, and no I don’t know anyone who has dealt with it, but we know they exist…I just hope they get help and take something from the film besides the sex scenes.”


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Headshots! Nicki Minaj Covers Complex Magazine


Uh uh uh! 2014 is not over yet and Nicki Minaj is NOT done slaying covers! This year alone Nicki has managed to snag more covers than Rihanna and Beyonce combined and needless to say the “Bed of Lies” rapper is more than tired (it was reported that Nicki fell asleep four times during her interview with GQ). But aside from her being overtired, you cannot deny the fact that Nicki Minaj is a hustler and nothing and no one will get in the way of her coinage.

In Nicki’s latest magazine spread, she also has a sit down with the people of Complex Magazine and not only does she answer the questions everyone’s been asking but she also has a pretty in-your-face response to the owner of All Hip Hop who penned an open letter to her her about her ‘Anaconda’ single cover.

On people saying that she’s reverted back to ‘Mixtape Nicki’

I didn’t go back to “Mixtape Nicki.” That’s how [members of the media] feel, but that’s not what I’ve done. I’ve never stopped rapping; I’ve never stopped doing freestyles; I’ve never stopped doing remixes and features; I’ve never stopped raising the bar lyrically. I understand and respect people’s opinions when they hear me do certain things and say she’s “going back,” but I haven’t gone back, I’ve moved forward. I’ve always been evolving.


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Far Out Siblings! Jaden & Willow Smith Talk School, Inspiration, & Quantum Physics?!


Jaden and Willow Smith are definitely not your run of the mill kids. Besides being the children of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, these two stars have become celebrities in their own right. Willow is known for her hit songs and unique fashion; while her brother, at sixteen, already has a few hit films in his body of work. Recently, the super star siblings sat down for a rare, joint interview with The New York Times Style Magazine and gave us a rare glimpse on a few facets of their lives.


Unsurprisingly, these kids have a unique outlook on life and with their unique interests it is no wonder! The pair revealed they study quantum physics as well as read ancient texts. Even more interesting are their abstract theories and hypotheses on how they view time. Read an excerpt from their interview below:

What have you been reading?

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

JADEN: “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” and ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated.

I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it?

WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.

JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.

WILLOW: Because living.

JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.

WILLOW: It’s the action of it.

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Former “Disney Star” Bella Thorne Says It All in New Book, “Autumn Falls!”


Shake it Up! starlet Bella Thorne has come a long way from dancing alongside Zendaya on Disney Channel. The now 17-year old actress is constantly working her butt to build her career and resume in Hollywood all the while adding the title “Author” to her list of accomplishments.

Bella is opening up about her brand new book “Autumn Falls” as well as her own personal struggles with dyslexia.

“You never overcome it necessarily. I’m not going to lie. It’s not easy,” Bella  said. “I’m not going to sit here and tell kids it’s easy…You really have to work at it.”

As for her book character having it too, she said, “It challenges her. It’s constantly brought up in the book. I think that it’s good to teach kids that it’s not easy, and that you really have to work at it.”

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written by Monique C. Tillman