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12
Dec
13

Hollywood… in a Mouthful!!

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Kennedy Center Honors Announces RecipientsCAPTION: Kennedy Center Honoree Martina Arroyo and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Arroyo, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Shirley MacLaine are the five honorees.

Erykah Badu Named the new Face of Givenchy

Badu recently appeared on an episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Badu recently appeared on an episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood.

One of the top designers of the decade, Givenchy has named Dallas’ own Erykah Badu as the spokesmodel for their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.

Designer Riccardo Tisci chose the icon of natural black beauty to represent his upcoming Africa-meets-Japan themed collection.

“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” Tisci told Style.com. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”

Tisci’s whole collection will feature women of color, despite setbacks like the Barney’s (which carries the brand) racial discrimination scandal earlier this year.

Phaedra Announces That her and Apollo…

On Dec 2, while on the Bethenny Frankel Show, RHOA co-star Phaedra Parks assured fans that her marriage with husband Apollo Nida is “just fine.”

But she also said that definitely thought that her husband was wrong for even entertaining (and texting) co-star Kenya Moore.

“Two inappropriate people acting inappropriately,” is what she called it.

On Dec 12, housewife Cynthia Bailey spoke her opinion about the whole situation on the Bethenny show.

“Obviously, enough happened to for it to get to this point. Kenya definitely insinuated…I’m excited for Phaedra to just “kill it” and move on,” she added.

FYI, Cynthia also assurred us that her thyroid problems “are behind her now,” and her and husband Peter are back having sex “constantly.” Peter looked really amused. lol

Is Julia Roberts Hiding a Baby Bump?

After a couple suspicious pics surfaced online this week, rumors are that Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts is pregnant. Most recently, while with her hubby Danny Moder’s parents home, her belly looked quite pudgy, or maybe even…round. Maybe the star (whose 46)  has just put on a few pounds since she’s not in the public eye as much, but her clothing (recently) has been baggy. And earlier in the week, she actually walked onto the stage at the 2013 BAFTA L.A. Awards (with George Clooney) barefoot! not to mention she was in a baby doll dress. Inside joke maybe? I guess we’ll know soon.

This Year’s Grammy Noms

Robin Thicke and T.I. perform at Grammy Noms Concert.

Robin Thicke and T.I. perform at Grammy Noms Concert.

Jay-Z left the building with the most nominations this year, finally! Nine Nominations for Magna Carter, Holy Grail. Meanwhile, Kanye West’s  New Slaves was nominated for Best Rap Song, and his critically-praised  Yeezus was nominated for Best Rap Album (produced by Dallas’ own Symbolc 1,)  althought it was shut out for Album of Year.

Rihanna was nominated for Best Urban Album.

Next in line was Ryan Lewis and Macklemore who killed it with seven nominations for their song Thrift Shop, which is the first song from an independent label to reach No. 1 in 20 years. Justin Timberlake got seven noms for The 20/20 Experience, although he didn’t get a nom for Album of the Year. 

Keith Urban was one of the performers at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! He did  a cover of Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine alongside R&B singer Miguel.  Urban’s album is No. 1 in three countries and he left with a nod in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for Highway Don’t Care, his collaboration with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. Swift performed via satellite while on her Red Tour in Australia. The country star scored four nominations, including  Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song (Begin Again) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (Highway Don’t Care). and Katy Perry did her bit live from Toronto And of course, got noms for Roar. Robin Thicke only left with three nominations for Blurred Lines, but gave a great performance with T.I. (No Miley Cyrus this time.)  The most anticipated performance of the night was Lorde singing her song Royal, although she seemed quite ackward onstage. However, she received four noms for the song. Youngster Mack Wilds was also nominated for his single Own It, which we love! Fantasia also received a Best R&B Song nom for Bittersweet. But none for Ciara, as usual.

Surprisingly, neither of Miley’s singles were nominated, maybe with good reason.  

23
Nov
13

Downtown Symbolism Comes Alive at Artist vs Architect

On Nov.14, Dallas’ One Arts Plaza was a stunning collage of innovative art and conversational architecture that united artists and attendees from all over the metroplex and beyond. Participating sponsors included Fiat, Veev, Matthew Shelley Photography and Patron Magazine to name a few.

The featured artists and architects were paired off by a panel of experts in the two fields and creatively “dueled it out” via canvases, sculptures, oil paintings, photography and other avenues of superb and  virtuous expression.

Upon review of all submissions, the  12  pairs of artists and architects were given two themes and were to  create a collaborative piece and an individual piece of work. A third artistic piece was optional for all contestants.

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity and pleasure of bidding via silent auction on all of the created works. Additionally a select few pieces, were placed in a live auction for bid during the evening. All proceeds from the auction were donated to a chosen charity beneficiary.

Host Leeanne Locken

Host Leeanne Locken

After hours of awe-inspiring artwork, mingling,  libations and high energy music, topped off with the beautiful host and charity enthusiast Leeanne Locken as MC for the evening, the voting was declared over and the winning pairs were announced. 

Congratulations to the 2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will. This piece is called Grove Avenue NO.22 —

Congratulations to the 2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will. This piece is called Grove Avenue NO.22 —

Winner Ali Golzad and his piece Castle Shadows.

Winner Ali Golzad and his piece Castle Shadows.

What intrigued us so much about all the collaborations of the contest was how well the artists worked together. Was everyone able to work well with their partners? Were they able to find common ground on their creations? Winners Ali Golzad and Meredith Quigley were surely able to.

“From the start when we met it was very clear that our understanding of our roles as individuals living on this planet was very close. which made it easy for us to decide early on
what type of project we wanted to work on,” said Golzad. “With this piece we just wanted to tell the story of many people who live in the shadows of the big corporations and government, working hard every day towards their dreams.”

Congratulations were soon due to the  2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will and the collaborative winners artist Ali Golzad & architect Meredith Quigley from OMNIPLAN. Special recognition went to Hai Nguyen for being pour artist favorite of the night. 

WINNER Hai Nguyen stands next to his piece Rorschach X Dallas Google Earth.

WINNER Hai Nguyen stands next to his piece Rorschach X Dallas Google Earth.

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At this point, I also came up with the name of my piece, “Dallas 12 & 4”. These numbers refer back to the shadow-lines at certain times of the day in the 3-D model, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. I thought at these moments, that the shadow-lines were the most interesting as they created new relationships between building planes and also surfaced as new objects within my diagram. In order to create a hierarchy within the model, I used color to better distinguish the two times of day,” explained Amador Saucedo of his 3-D piece.

We wanted to incorporate both structural elements and emotional elements in a way that would delightfully surprise people… a piece that looked nothing like an architectural design, nor a piece of photographic art. Sean & I both wanted it to be a whimsical, fun, yet aesthetically pleasing and functional design, proving the truth that “Less Is More,”

said photographer Carolyn Collins about her collab piece with artist Sean O’Brien.

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New Dallas resident Andrew Cortez,

“was fascinated by the sprawling urban fabric and the vast network of interconnected roads that weave throughout the metro. This was the story I wanted to tell with my piece. I wanted to abstractly share a journey through the city, experiencing the vibrant life and energy within it, and the spontaneous moments that occur when a new piece of it is discovered.”

Cortez’s piece Anxious Awakening reminds us of the abstract vivid-ness of Deep Ellum, a sector of Dallas that the artist has yet to explore, but coincidentally has heard a lot about.

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“What inspires my art and design, specifically for 4000, was to see how far you can push the formal and physical limits of common items by adding a simple “connector.” In this case the item was 4000 binder clips and the “connector” was 70 pieces of thin piano wire,” informed Sean O’Brien.

“Most of the time when people see it they don’t realize that it’s binder clips…and when they do, the reaction is mixed. Some people are confused, and others laugh but I think everyone is intrigued.
Personally as a designer, I like to incorporate humor into my work when I can. This happened to be the perfect storm of poetic form and irony, ” he added.

The  silent and live auction raised over $10K for Family Compass (formerly known as Child Abuse Prevention Center.)

If you missed @AVAcontest, the art is available for e-auction. Click here ( http://t.co/t90VqP4JZa ) or email auction@artistvsarchitect.com today to place your bids. And be sure to stop by the One Arts Plaza in the Arts District. to view each piece for yourself.

09
Nov
13

Wu-Tang Presents “ODB Dirty: Platinum Edition” Documentary WATCH THE LIVE RED CARPET EVENT!! Nov. 15

03
Oct
13

(VIDEO) Meek Mill Disses Kendrick Lamar Live!

04
Feb
13

YUMMY Interviews!!

The Skorpion Show Reviews Beyonce’s Half Time Performance

Sweet Brown is on a Come Up; Soon to be on Cheaters and Jimmy Kimmel Live

She even has a reality show in the works. God Bless Sweet Brown!

Black Ink got Lovers and Haters at Power 105

Tahiry Talks Love and Joe Budden on Hot 97

Jay-Z Talks Family, Marcy, Wealth, Rihanna and Obama with Howard Stern

This first came out in Dec, but it is NO DOUBT the best and most in-depth interview from Jay-Z, thanks to an extremely interested Howard Stern. LOL Jay seems a bit aggravated at first and not too thrilled to be on the show, but after he realizes that Stern has read his autobiography Decoded, he truly becomes engulfed in the interview.

Nicki Minaj Talks Idol on Power 105

HOT 97’s Love & Hip Hop Cast Premiere Party 

KeKe Palmer has Grown Up!

20
Nov
09

The American Music Awards Pull Out all the Stops…and Controversies

For his first televised performance since this year’s finale of American Idol, Adam Lambert pulled a  Britney Spears/Madonna and  completely stunned the audience at the American Music Awards with his debut single For Your Entertainment. The Idol runner-up’s raunchy live performance included mirrors, whips, bondage, simulated oral sex from a male backup dancer, and yes, a guy-on-guy kiss.

Lambert insists that the “kiss” was not rehearsed, but something he did in the heat of the moment.

…And just in case someone cares; the guy he kissed is actually straight.

04
Aug
09

chris brown talks to larry, while rihanna gets a new dip

Chris Brown will appear on Larry King Live, Wednesday Aug. 5 and will reveal the events of  the day of his physical altercation with Rihanna.

Meanwhile, Rihanna has her eyes on a certain male model. While partying in the Hamptons with friends this past weekend, she was seen having a flirty conversation with a doorman at the AXE Lounge, who’s a model on the side. And yes, she even asked him for his number.

But, Rihanna is currently upset with her mother. The two have been arguing becuase RiRi admitted to her mother that she’s still in love with that charmer Chris.

17
Feb
09

dolly parton understands jessica’s weight gain

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Dolly Parton defended friend Jessica Simpson’s recent weight gain while talking on Larry King Live.

“People always treat her bad; they always talk bad about her,” Parton said. “I’ve been fat and I’ve been skinny, and I’m not about to say anything about somebody else’s weight, because I know how hard it is when you gain five or six pounds. I don’t know how overweight she is — I have not seen her. But I know that Jessica is a good girl, and she’s beautiful to me.”

Parton wrote the title track on Simpson’s first country album Do You Know.

Simpson has commented that her weight gain is due to “nervous eating” over the holidays. Maybe because Daddy Simpson is pressuring his daughter to marry Tony Romo. Shame on you Daddy!

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