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Tamera Mowry Expecting First Baby, We’re Expecting A “Cousin, Cousin” Spin-Off



Just yesterday, well, more like 15 years ago, Tia and Tamera Mowry were playing curly haired teenagers in the popular ’90s sitcom Sister, Sister. All grown up, married with an acting career and reality TV show, Tamera is expecting her first child with Fox News correspondent husband, Adam Housley. The 33-year-old tells People, “We can’t wait to meet this little miracle!”

Last May when the couple wed, they revealed on Tia & Tamera they weren’t in any rush to have children. That all changed after a trip to South Africa that put things in perspective. “It’s just so beautiful there, and you get a whole new perspective on life, the things that really matter,” Mowry-Housley explains to People. “Adam and I looked at each other and said, ‘Why wait?’ ” Her sister Tia gave birth to a beautiful baby boy 10 months before today’s announcement. We’re already envisioning the first cousins’ play dates, since they will be less than two years apart. Imagine the joy of the twins being able to watch their children grow up together. So freaking adorable. A huge congrats to the Housleys!

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Beyonce Is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” Only 3 Months After Giving Birth

Three months after giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce says she feels more beautiful than ever, and we’re not the only ones who agree. People magazine announced this morning that Beyonce is their 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she told the magazine, echoing our own suspicion that our sole purpose on this earth is to chronicle the life of the Bessiah. Kidding. Sort of. The 30-year-old new mom is joined on People’s annual by Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert, Kate Middleton and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare. According to the magazine, B addresses all the rumors about B.I.C.’s birth and how she lost the baby weight in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday.

The 16-time Grammy winner has been churning out hits since she was 17, and just as we couldn’t get enough of her music and sightings of PDA between her and Jay-Z, we’re eating up any and all news of her new motherhood. With a tour coming soon, we expect Bey is already getting back to work — with baby Blue in tow of course. And we can’t wait to see what’s next. It’s officially Bey season, ladies and gentleman!

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Kevin Hart Is Having A Moment — But Is He The Next Eddie Murphy?


Kevin Hart is noticeably short for a guy. He has a standup comedy show called I’m a Grown Little Man for Pete’s sake. At that height it’s either be the jokester or become the joke. Well, Kev’s laughing all right — all the way to the bank. Hart has all but been omitted from lists of comedians on the verge of a huge breakthrough. That may all change with his stellar performance in last weekend’s box office hit, Think Like a Man, which offers him just the type of exposure he needs to reach a larger audience. As Cedric, a bitter divorcee who can’t stop talking about his wife or arguing with her, Hart is knee-slapping funny. And he’s following up that breakthrough role with a small but punch-line-heavy part in this weekend’s big release The Five-Year Engagement.

Hart’s moment hasn’t popped up out of the blue. He’s been on the scene for a while now. You might remember him from 2004’s Soul Plane, which wasn’t exactly Oscar worthy, but Hart’s execution of comedy made up for a lot of what the film lacked. And since then, he’s lent his talents to blockbuster hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Barbershop and Death at a Funeral. He also had an amusing interlude as a warlock in the short-lived fantasy parody Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire on Comedy Central.

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Why Think Like A Man Was A Surprise Success at the Box Office

What do you know? It took rom-com Think Like a Man to knock Hunger Games off its four week throne. Based on Steve Harvey’s New York Times best-seller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the film far surpassed its $17 million projections and raked in $33 million opening weekend, topping The Lucky One and Hunger Games respectively. The never-ending quest for love is real.

Although rom-coms are popular in the sense that many of them become household names, they aren’t always respected. Yet we can’t resist the good and the awfully bad love movies that make us laugh and say, “Awwww. How cute.” But who would have thought a dating movie with a predominantly black cast would be the one to give Hunger Games a run for its money? Here are five reasons Think Like a Man knocked it out of the park.

1. Oprah co-signed the book.

If Mother Oprah puts her name to anything (except her OWN Network, of course), it’s a hit. Being on Oprah’s show opened Harvey up to a whole new demographic. With that one nod from the Queen herself, the success of the book and its adaptation was inevitable.

2. Women love dating advice, even when it comes from questionable sources.

According to the L.A. Times, “Moviegoers who saw Think Like a Man — a largely female crowd, 62 percent of whom were 30 or older — loved the film, assigning it an average grade of A, according to market research firm CinemaScore.” Of course women flocked to theaters in droves: There’s a certain fascination with listening to advice doled out by men on to find love, which is why self-help relationship books are one of the top selling genres. Tell a woman sexist advice on how to get and keep a man, even if you’ve been married three times yourself, cha-ching!

3. The cast transcends the story.
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What’s Rihanna Smoking? Joint-Rolling Instagram From Coachella Stirs Controversy


Bad girl Riri is stirring up controversy again. We’re starting to think she is a master of getting people’s panties in a bunch. This time it has nothing to do with her racy sadomasochism lyrics or rumors of reconciling her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Rihanna has everyone in an uproar for posting a picture of her sitting on a guy’s head, rolling up a joint that could be weed … or something else?

Rihanna gets high? What a surprise! Or, well not. We’ve seen her smoking a blunt in Hawaii and partying hard with Snoop Dogg at Coachella —- or maybe they were only conversing about the nuances of the characters in The Hunger Games.
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Find Out How Hip-Hop Royalty’s Fashion Sensibilities Have Changed Over The Years In Our Yo! MTV Raps Then and Now Gallery

All week long, we have been reliving the golden era of hip-hop; specifically, the late ’80s and early ’90s years that Yo! MTV Raps ruled the airwaves. If the nostalgia or the awesomely bad style moments hasn’t convinced you to tune in to tonight’s The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments, perhaps the then and now style evolution of some of your favorite celebrities will. In the most visible transformation, Ice-T traded in his pimp wardrobe for more refined wares. And Salt-N-Pepa retired the spandex (which we kind of loved) in favor of chic dresses.

You can watch the 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Rap Moments special on VH1 tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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The Top 10 Awesomely Bad Style Moments of the Yo! MTV Raps Era

Yo! MTV Raps Fashion Fails

Looking back at the style choices of the Yo! MTV Raps era sends us on a trip down memory lane. How cool were overalls in the ’90s? They’ve even tried to make a comeback (to which we plead please, folks, let them die!). Seeing Tupac in his custom made T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E overalls or Bobby Brown with his slanted high top fade reminds us of a time when rap was fun. As cool as these styles seemed then, today they would almost certainly make the what-not-to wear fashion list.

It’s all in good sport that we poke fun at the awesomely bad style moments of the Yo! MTV Raps era. Speaking of which, our two-hour special The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments airs this Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In the meantime, reminisce on the styles we loved then and chuckle at now.

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