Category: Entertainment Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
R&B superstar Will Downing could have purchased his daughters first car anywhere in the world but he chose to support detroit. Detroit has been such a support throughout his career that he wanted to giveback. On Monday August 5, 2013 Mr. Downing purchased his daughters Ford Escape from Jorgensen Ford a local Ford Dealership located at 8333 Michigan Ave, in Detroit, MI. Will stated, "Detroit has always supported me throughout my entire career, thus purchasing my daughters' first car from The Motor City was the least that I could do".
Supporters and fans can witness Will Downing as he takes delivery of the vehicle. The talented vocalist will also be taking pictures and signing autograph sat Jorgensen Ford on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at 930 am. Detroiters will not want to miss Will Downing's performance at Chene Park on The Lovely Detroit River Wednesday, August 7, 2013 for their Wednesday night Jazz Series. Brooklyn singer, Will Downing, was born in 1963 and appeared on the scene in the early 1980s singing with Arthur Baker's group, Wally Jump Junior. Downing then used Baker as a producer when he was signed to Island Records.
Before releasing his own album, Will Downing appeared on tracks with many other artists, including Daryl Payne, Marc Sadane, Warp 9 and Jennifer Holiday.
In 1988, Downing finally made his solo debut ,releasing the self-‐titled Will Downing. The album featured a new version of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme." The track did not fair well on the R&B charts but it managed reach #4 on the Dance charts In the United Kingdom, "A Love Supreme" managed to reach #14 on the singles charts.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:25
Category: Entertainment Written by Julee Wilson/ Huffington Post
The Queen of All Media wants to talk hair and she's getting our attention by sporting a massive Afro wig on the September 2013 cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Weighing in at approximately 3.5 pounds (roughly the same as a small Chihuahua), Oprah named the wig "Wind Thang" and took to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to share her excitement about the stunning cover image.
But leave it to her BFF to crack jokes. Gayle King was on set for the shoot and asked: "Can someone put on the soundtrack to The Lion King?". And Adam Glassman, O magazine's creative director, hit the nail on the head when he exclaimed: "Your hair looks like Chaka Khan and Diana Ross combined." Our thoughts exactly.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:50
Category: Entertainment Written by jonathan Hailey, Assistant Editor/ Urban Daily
What is in the water in Chicago? People out there are getting extra violent and going crazy faster than I can type a sentence. "MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks is even being affected by the craziness in the Chicago air. The reality competitor was arrested after getting into an altercation with police. Things got weirder when he claimed to be God.
As the story goes, Josh Marks was seen near the campus of University of Chicago earlier this week trying to use one of the campus' emergency phones. When campus police asked if everything was alright, Marks lunged at the cop, punched him, and tried to maneuver the cop's gun out of the holster. Once the cop called for help, two other officers tried to calm the seven foot two Josh Marks. nothing worked so the officers pepper sprayed and clubbed the giant culinary artist. However, none of that worked and it took five officers in total to get Marks under control.
Josh Marks was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. While at the hospital, a cop asked him what caused him to flip out and Marks blamed it all on the host of "MasterChef," Gordon Ramsay. Marks told police that Ramsay is an "a**h**e" and inhabits his body. Josh Marks took it further by saying Ramsay transformed him into God.
As for now, Marks remains in the hospital, chained to his bed. Doctors found no evidence of drug use, but did find bullet fragments in his face from a separate incident. Josh Marks is being charged with aggravated battery on a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer. Both of the aforementioned crimes are felonies and if he's convicted of the crimes, he'll face 14 years in prison.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 10:25
Category: Entertainment Written by News One
Continuing Jimmy Fallon‘s “Music Room” tradition, blue-eyed soul singer Robin Thicke joined the ‘Late Night’ host and house band, The Roots, for a classroom rendition of his chart-topping smash, “Blurred Lines.”
Using instruments such as the bongo, xylophone, melodica and maracas — and replacing T.I. with Black Thought, the hilarious jam session has been a hit on social media.
Watch it below:
Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 01:47
Category: Entertainment Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
Laila Ali says she hates crazy names and North West is one of them.
During a recent interview with Hip Hollywood, the daughter of boxing champion Muhammad Ali said parents should think before naming their children "unique" names because those kids do grow up.
"I don't like crazy names. I don't like them," the mother of two said. "I don't think it makes any sense. You have to think about the child and as they get older what they have to deal with. A lot of people do things as a fad and they want to get some attention, but it's like this is your child."
She went on to say that celerity parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West should have thought twice about naming their first born North West.
"For me, if it's crazy but cool and nice and it makes sense then that's one thing," she said, "but North and South and Leaf and Waterdrop and all these names it's like 'Come on now!'"
"I don't care who you are," she added. "That's just stupid! Period."
Watch the video below:
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 10:22
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