Archive for September, 2008

Mary Louise Parker and African Daughter

Posted in Africa, Celebrity on September 19, 2008 by missmwabi

Mary Louise Parker adopted an African baby girl last year.

The country of the baby’s origin has not been revealed.

She’s grown so much already in a year.

British Lesbians Vote Thandie Newton as Sexy!

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Movies on September 17, 2008 by missmwabi

4,000 British lesbians were recently polled on who they thought were sexy and Thandie Newton made the cut at number 7.

Here’s the full top ten:

1. Rachel Weisz
2. Nicole Kidman
3. Minnie Driver
4. Kate Winslet
5. Naomi Watts
6. Keira Knightley
7. Thandie Newton
8. Emily Blunt
9. Catherine Zeta-Jones
10. Cate Blanchett

Miss Thandie’s new movie, the Guy Ritchie directed Rock’n’Rolla recently premiered.

Korto Made it to Fashion Week – YES!!!!!

Posted in Africa, Fashion & Style on September 13, 2008 by missmwabi

This is the best news ever!!!!!!

Every designer’s dream on Project Runway is to make it to Fashion Week.

Korto was one of the 5 designers to make it.

Her collection is beautiful!

Here is a sneak peak….PERFECTION.

I can’t wait for the finale.  The good news is that our African sister is well on her way no matter whether she wins or not. This is such a BIG DEAL. Congrats Korto.

Lova Luv Will be Deelishis’ Bridesmaid

Posted in Africa, Celebrity on September 12, 2008 by missmwabi

London Charles aka Deelishis of Flava of Love fame is getting married.

She has picked Africa’s own video vixen Angel Melaku aka Lola Luv as one of her 15 bridesmaids.

Others to make the cut are Taj from SWV, Shay “Buckeey” Johnson, Toccara Jones and family from both sides.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s TB/AIDS Clinic

Posted in Africa, Celebrity on September 11, 2008 by missmwabi

Zahara’s parents, Brad and Angie are teaching their children about what it means to be a humanitarian early. They plan to build a clinic in Zahara’s homeland of Ethiopia for her to run and help people when she is older.

Good hearted Angelina Jolie is planning to build an AIDS clinic in Ethiopia, so her daughter Zahara can manage it when she is older.The Hollywood star will make a trip to her adoptive daughter’s native country to discuss building the medical center as part of the work of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, a charity she set up with her partner Brad Pitt in 2006. She tells People magazine, “We will be building a TB (tuberculosis)/AIDs clinic in Ethiopia. One we plan for Zahara to take over when she is older.

Who can be mad at that? I just love when adoptive parents keep the country where they adopt from on the adoptive kids minds. Don’t get me started on the Chinese teenager I saw once in a Chinese restaurant who was clearly adopted and who clearly looked down upon the Chinese waiters in the restaurant!!!

Sanaa Lathan the African Princess

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Movies on September 10, 2008 by missmwabi

It is no secret that I love me some Sanaa Lathan. I have seen every single thing she has been in. Yup, starting all the way back to Catfish in Black Bean Sauce.

So it was a delight to find this in People Magazine and Sanaa talking freely about her man Adewale and her ex omar Epps. Sanaa is promoting The Family That Preys which looks muy interesting.

Read all about it….Click to enlarge.

Trey Songz Engaged to Ethiopian Girlfriend

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Music on September 9, 2008 by missmwabi

Ladies and Gents meet Helen.

She is the Ethiopian beauty that caused quite a stir when she told Lil Wayne, “thanks but no thanks” when he tried to holla.  She told him she already had a man and that man is R&B crooner Trey Songz. Weezy was quite taken aback by the rejection and told Vibe Magazine all about it.

“I don’t even wanna put that man out there, that might not be his girlfriend, but in her mind she think she yours, dog, and she told me no for you, so you’s a G. And this wasn’t long ago, this was recently, I was the president, I had all that going for me, b*$#&h said NO! She sent me a picture of y’all and everything, like that new video from 50 and Ciara, that’s how y’all was.”

Trey has been smitten for quite some time.  Here is what he had to say to Sister2Sister Magazine

Jamie: Your girlfriend is very pretty. I was really surprised!

Trey: [laughs] Why were you surprised?

Jamie: Well, because her look is so opposite of what the guys in the industry tend to go for. You know, she’s a pretty little brown-skinned thing.

Trey: She’s Ethiopian.

Jamie: What attracted you to her?

Trey: We met about two years ago. We started off just kicking it. She’s a dancer.

Jamie: What does that mean, “kicking it”?

Trey: We’d talk and chill. I didn’t see her much because when I met her, she was on the road with Omarion.

Jamie: She’s one of his dancers?

Trey: Now she dances for Chris Brown. She was on the road dancing for Omarion and Marques Houston at the time. Eventually we would talk on the phone, ’cause my homeboy Pleasure, from Pretty Ricky, actually hooked us up.

Jamie: He hooked you up?

Trey: Well, I’ll say he introduced us. From there, we went on that first tour together. I was on the Holiday Jam Scream Tour. She was on it too. We ain’t never really get a chance to kick it. She’d see me and she’d just kind of brush me off, but I’d be trying to holler at her. She’d see me with all different kinds of chicks and she wasn’t really feeling that.

The internets say this cute two-some have taken the next step and are engaged.

Congrats Helen and Trey!  You’ll make some pretty babies.