Posts By Bené Viera


Samuel L. Jackson Doesn’t Look Too Shabby In A Pink Wig In His Spoof Of Nicki Minaj

Samuel L. Jackson is notorious for his forcefully loud voice, not to mention the expletives he drops whenever the bleep he feels like it. Since he’s hosting this year’s BET Awards on July 1 we’re wondering which version of Jackson will be in full force. Will it be Long Kiss Goodnight Jackson, Losing Isiah Jackson or Pulp Fiction Jackson? Perhaps it will be a combination, but after watching his promo spoof of Nicki Minaj we’re hoping he’s going to be, well, himself. No toned down PC Jackson, please. Read more…


Halle Berry’s Purse Just Got Lighter, Ordered to Pay Gabriel Aubry $20K/Month For Child Support

Halle Berry Ordered To Pay Gabriel $20/K A Year

Halle Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, will soon be $20,000 a month richer. Talk about the come up of all come ups. The nastiness of their ongoing custody battle doesn’t look like it’s going to mellow out any time soon. Today is probably not one of Berry’s best.  A judge ordered the actress to pay her ex $20K/month in child support for their daughter, Nahla. According to TMZ, the two are still at war, a war that has resulted in Aubry accessible to a quarter of a million dollars a year of Berry’s money. But, and this is a huge but, Nahla is in the primary care of her mother. Paying child support for a child that is in your care most of the time has to be a hard pill to swallow. Read more…


Style Seen: Rita Ora Is A Kicks Over Heels Type Of Girl

Rita Ora Style Seen Big Morning Buzz Live

Like her fun song “How We Do (Party),” Rita Ora’s style is equally as vibrant. The 21-year-old Jay-Z protege is opening for Coldplay this summer and is quickly rising to stardom as Roc Nation’s newest pop diva. When the British Armenian beauty stopped by the VH1 offices for Big Morning Live Buzz she showed up in true Rita Ora fashion–in prints and colors. “I have to be on here in a pretty printed outfit,” she told Big Morning Buzz Live host. And her nails, that only cost her 60 pounds in London, were all kinds of sparkly. Whether on stage or working the red carpet, Rita Ora loves a bold print. Don’t be surprised if she pairs a printed dress with the hottest sneakers out. “It’s funny because everyone that knows me knows it takes so long to get me out of kicks,” she said about her love for sneakers. But for our shoot she brought her best nude A game pumps. Scroll down for the details.

Rita Ora's Necklace

Rita Ora's Rings and Nails

Rita Ora's Shirt on Big Morning Buzz Live

Rita Ora's Skirt

Rita Ora's Watch

Rita Ora’s dress and jacket are from FW12 Manish Arora. Her rings are Fenton Fallon. The watch has no label and the bracelets are her own. The shoes are Mugler.

[Photos by Jen Marigliano]


Weezy Gets Denied Entrance To Thunder Playoffs Game — What Could Have Happened?

Lil Wayne Says He Wasn't Allowed Into the OKC Game

Lil Wayne doesn’t like anyone coming between him and his NBA courtside seats. According to the New Orleans syrup sipping rapper, he was denied entrance into the Spurs vs. Thunder game in Oklahoma City on Memorial Day weekend. He tweeted his frustrations saying, “Was going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow. Smh. Go Spurs!” That’s great sportsmanship, Wayne. When you don’t get your way switch your support to the other team. That’s mature.

Although a rep for OKC released a statement saying Weezy wasn’t denied, rather he didn’t get in because he didn’t have a ticket, Wayne says last night he was treated horribly, again, by OKC. He tweeted, “Again I was treated like sh!t by the Thunder arena staff…dam..I hope da Heat beat da dog sh!t out em!!” Oh, Weezy F. Baby. We don’t know whether to believe Wayne or the team’s rep at this point, but we have a few theories on the rather strange coincidence of Wayne having two “bad” experiences with OKC. Read more…


Vanessa Bryant Will Not Sign Papers To Divorce Kobe Bryant: A Timeline Of Their 13-Year Love

Vanessa Bryant Refuses To Sign papers to make divorce final

Ten and a half years of marriage for celebrities is a huge accomplishment. Let’s face it, staying together in Hollywood is not the easiest thing to do. Despite Vanessa Bryant owning the deeds to three mansions and being entitled to half of Kobe Bryant’s money, it looks like the two are working toward a reconciliation, according to TMZ. The site reports that Vanessa will not sign the paperwork that would make her divorce from the Lakerstar final. Vanessa may have had a change of heart about the man she’s been with since she was 17-years-old, but the two have yet to move back in together.

California law mandates a six month waiting period from the date of filing before the divorce is officially final. This weekend marks the six month period for the couple. When Vanessa filed for divorce in December the ‘net went bananas about the non-existent prenup. It even prompted Drake to rap in “Stay Schemin,” “Kobe ’bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s/Kobe my n***a I hate it had to be him/B**** you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym.” Well, Drake may get his wish if the two decide to save the marriage. Only time will tell if these two are headed back to marital bliss, but in the meantime take a look at the timeline of their relationship.

November 1999: Kobe and Vanessa met while Vanessa was working as a backup dancer on the set of Tha Eastsidaz “G’d Up” video and he was shooting his own video that was never released. Although Vanessa was a 17-year-old high school student, Bryant courted her anyway — for a whole six months before tying the knot.

May 2000: In the longest courtship ever (we kid, we kid) the couple announced their engagement while Vanessa was still a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. High school graduation and an engagement to a millionaire ball player in the same year must be sweet!
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John Mayer Still Has Loose Lips, Says Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” Was “Humiliating”

John Mayer Says Taylor Swift's "Dear John" Was Humiliating

John Mayer is known for controversial comments in interviews as they pertain to women and ex-girlfriends. How ironic, then, that his feelings were hurt over Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” from the 2010 Speak Now album. Two years later, John tells Rolling Stone magazine that he was “humiliated” by his rumored ex’s song. Even after Mayer’s low-key hiatus after he divulged troubling information about his sexual desires in Playboy two years ago, we see he hasn’t learned Rihanna’s tactic of not answering certain questions that may cause a stir. Read more…


Jessica Simpson’s New Baby Covers Her First Magazine, And She’s A Beauty

Jessice Simpson's New Baby On Cover of People

After our obsession over what seemed the forever long pregnancy of Jessica Simpson, the first photos of baby Maxwell Drew are in this week’s issue of People! And sleeping beauty (the baby’s literally sleeping on the cover) is an adorable princess whose full cheeks are to die for. Baby Maxwell is so precious her mom was alleged paid $800,000 for her first baby pics. How’s that for being a celeb’s kid. Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed their first child into the world on May 1 weighing 9 lbs, 13 oz. We instantly pondered if she’d look like her blonde girl-next-door mom, or her dark haired football playing daddy. It’s too early to tell but we think she is the cutest thing ever. Read more…


Meagan Good Kept The “Cookies” In A Jar For A Year, Wedding Night Will Be The First Time She Sleeps With Fiancé

Megan Good And Fiance Have Never Slept Together

Actress Meagan Good may play the sexy side-chick in a lot of her TV and film roles, but in real life she’s the woman that hasn’t had sex in at least a year despite being engaged. Yes, you read that correctly. Per The Insider, Good revealed to Life & Style that her wedding night will be the first time she’s intimate with her producer/preacher fiancé DeVon Franklin. Good said she knew he was the one because of his willingness to become celibate with her for a year. “Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together,” said the Think Like A Man and Californication star. Girl, teach us your ways. Read more…


The Saga of Usher’s Custody Battle Continues: Ex-Wife Tameka Foster Accuses Him Of Sleeping With Her Bridesmaid

Usher Raymond vs Tameka Custody Battle

Usher Raymond’s custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster has us asking ourselves, ‘Is this an audition for a new drama series on cable?’ Unfortunately, the soap opera drama isn’t fiction TV, it’s real life. So far Usher’s custody battle comes complete with spitting, food throwing, tears, deadbeat dad accusations and violent threats. But wait, that’s not all. What would a troubling fight for custody of children be without accusations of Usher sleeping with the one of Tameka’s bridesmaid. And here we were thinking the shenanigans couldn’t get any worse.

TMZ reports that in a cross examination yesterday, Tameka’s attorney countered Usher’s argument that she brings different nannies in and out of the kids lives by claiming he was caught in bed with one of Tameka’s bridesmaids. Usher’s attorney objected stating this wasn’t a divorce custody so the question was irrelevant, but the judge allowed the question to stand. From the video it doesn’t look like he confirmed or denied the accusation.

Look up the word messy and you’d find a picture of this court hearing. It’s messy in the sense that it’s not even funny. Just sad. Not all things done in the dark must come to light. This hearing is one thing we wouldn’t mind being dealt with behind closed doors for no one to see, especially those two beautiful baby boys.

[Photo: Getty Images]


Usher Cries In Custody Battle After Ex-Wife Tameka Foster Accuses Him Of Choosing Partying Over His Kids

Usher Cries In Court Over Being Accused of Being a Bad Dad

Things are getting nasty between R&B singer Usher Raymond and ex-wife Tameka Foster in their ongoing custody battle. Nearly three years after their split the couple can’t seem to put their differences aside. Yesterday Usher testified about his ex’s ugly temper, accusing her of threatening him and his new girlfriend. Are these seriously grown people behaving in this manner? Well, apparently, yes. TMZ reports that Usher broke down when it was time for Foster’s attorney to present the case that he was a bad dad. Foster’s attorney argued that Usher rather party than be a father to their two sons, Naviyd Ely and Usher V.

In the video Usher is visibly emotional as he wipes his tears with Kleenex. Not only he is emotional, he’s irritated by the question that he claims he already answered. As if the accusations of him being a party animal in opposed to a father wasn’t enough, Foster’s attorney pulled out photos of him partying in Europe to prove her point. This back and forth public battle is not a good look for either of them. We love Usher as an artist, but we want these two to get over themselves and do what’s best for their children. Its been three years. Move on with your lives, people!

[Photo: Getty Images]