#BeInspired | #MentalHealthAwareness | Demi Lovato – The Voice of the Voiceless

Confident” Pop superstar Demi Lovato has undoubtedly achieved an unprecedented and distinct level of international success in contrast to the average 24 year old throughout her well-documented life and career.

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#SpotlightInterview | “Where My Heart Is” Singer-Songwriter/British Soap Award-winning Actress Maisie Smith

“Where My Heart Is” is the sensational second single from the United Kingdom’s favourite child actor Maisie Smith, who the nation saw and grow up before their very own eyes on critically acclaimed and  award-winning BBC One hit television show “East Enders”; Maisie Smith gained widespread national attention when appearing throughout her beloved stint on “East Enders” (Smith debuted on “East Enders” at age 6), playing Tiffany Butcher where the gifted actress won various coveted UK acting awards including a British Soap Award for “Best Young Dramatic Performance“.

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#PointsOfView | Hilary Duff Public Shaming – Has The World Gone Stark Crazy Mad

I just turned on my computer to check what was happening in the entertainment world to see if there was anything in particular that would be important to share my opinion on. Clicked on to MSN and what did I see… the most ridiculous news story ever!

Singer and Actress Hillary Duff had received a massive backlash from ignorant critics who deemed her kissing her son on the lips as ‘inappropriate’.

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#POTD| Expand Beyond Your Comfort Zone

“You’re not living if you don’t go out and try things for yourself”

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#SpotlightInterview| Health Coach & Author Mel Wells

Many people hold the perception that actresses and women in the media spotlight live the best lives; and it is often forgotten that they too battle with their own personal demons and deal with personal setbacks. Ex Hollyoaks Actress and Model Mel Wells is a prime example of one woman who had to overcome her issues with body image and a devastating eating disorder that affected the way she treated and loved herself. However, Mel was able to turn her life around and create a unique method to help her not only change her relationship with food but also conquer her eating disorder once and for all. Today, Mel is the author of the brand new book ‘The Goddess Revolution, Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life’ (Review coming soon to In-spire LS) In this exclusive interview, Mel talks about her issues with food, how she reclaimed her life and took charge of her body image, shares why she wrote The Goddess Revolution and let’s us know why she is dedicated to spreading awareness to high profile women in the media so they can positively influence women the world over…  Prepared to be In-spired…..

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#BHM #BlackHistoryMonth Female Icon: Aaliyah

With a mere twenty two years given in a successfully inspiring life, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, made an astronomically everlasting impact to pop culture – and entertainment fans imaginations – by virtue of prodigious God-given talent, innovative musical and visual artistry, overwhelming success and global influence, popularity and admiration in a male-dominated entertainment industry, which saw Aaliyah star in high-profile Hollywood blockbusters “Romeo Must Die” co-starring Jet Li and starring in the gothic and dark “Queen Of The Damned”. However, Aaliyah’s life was abruptly abbreviated after tragically dying aged 22 in a horrific plane accident on August 25, 2001 in The Bahamas; Aaliyah’s seven year career (Aaliyah debuted in 1994) was vividly underscored with numerous industry accolades until passing away. Unmistakably, Aaliyah was the embodiment of black excellence in pop culture and despite being taken away too soon, her imprint on a black culture and mainstream pop culture remains perfectly intact. In addition, Aaliyah’s essense and spirit remains alive today, whereas her legacy and art will become further adored in future decades and generations. Aaliyah was a bona fide perfectionist and never released cookie-cutter, anticlimatic or filler material to present to her loyal fans worldwide who spent their hard earned money supporting her career year after year. Aaliyah was a true professional and was devoid of controversy notwithstanding the anulled R. Kelly marriage, whilst never utilizing vulgar, sensually seductive imagery to sell records to lecherous males. There was a fine line between cutting edge and class, and Aaliyah finely captured that imagination to perfection.

Aaliyah magically oozed divine elegance, accompanied with a coolness factor and uber-sexy classiness with an enigmatic and subtly mysterious aura, which essentially complimented the idiosyncrancies of her classic signature R&B/Hip-hop-infused anthems “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”, “If Your Girl Only Knew”, “One In A Million”, “Rock The Boat”, “Back In One Piece”, “Try Again”, “Back And Forth”, “We Need A Resolution” and “More Than A Woman”. Aaliyah’s musical legacy will eternally be synonymous with Timbaland and Missy Elliott, whom the New York-born, Detroit-raised singer-songwriter trailblazed an indellible force with in the entertainment industry. Single-handedly, the legendary trio of Aaliyah, Missy Elliott and Timbaland ultimately redefined R&B music during the genre’s proclaimed golden era, whilst writing the R&B soundtrack of a generation.

Aaliyah’s sweetly-toned voice and modest girl-next-door humilty was angelically heaven-sent from God, with each musical note precisely sung to superbly express directly from her beautiful inner soul, rather than to pretentiously impress.

Collaborating with musical partners – and friends – Missy Elliott and Timbaland at the very mountain top of their creative zenith formed a cohesive team that warmed heart strings for females – and males – who vicariously resonated with Aaliyah’s soothingly soulful, street-smart vibe throughout the decade of the 90s, and subsequently the early millennium. Blending hip-hop and R&B to precision was human nature for Aaliyah, although not a one-trick-pony artistically by any stretch of the imagination. “The One I Gave My Heart To” displays Aaliyah’s excellent vocal technique, immense timing and glowing warmth when delivering a Diane Warren-penned ballad; Warren’s ballad’s are traditionally geared to be oversung, over-the-top and indeed overproduced irrespective of the results on Billboard.

Despite fifteen years since Aaliyah’s untimely demise, the “We Need A Resolution” icon would have been thirty seven years of age if alive today; a prime age in life where even several current musicians of her generation have taken steps in truly indentifying their own niche in recent years in becoming stars in the ever-changing music universe.

Moreover, Aaliyah had unlimited, untapped potential – and standout talent – to one day become an Academy Award-winning or Golden Globe Award-winning actress, as her ever-rising profile in Hollywood during the twilight of her short life indicated a sponge-like student of the game adeptness in aiming to become greater when reaching for her larger-than-life destiny. Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s musical legacy and memory continues to live on fifteen years after unceremoniously passing.

 

 

W| By Dean Perretta                           @DeanPerretta

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1 2Watch| Actress and Presenter Letitia Hector

I (Sherryl Blu) managed to catch up with the beautiful and talented, double award winning actress and presenter; Letitia Hector. We chatted about her character in the Venus Vs Mars online series, her brand new show on Bang radio and what’s in the pipeline for 2014. Read on to find out all about Letitia’s plans for world domination as well as why she would happily be a cucumber!

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Gabrielle Union And Dwayne Wade Announce Engagement

Miami Heat 3-time World Champion, Dwyane Wade, 31, has officially announced engagement to Hollywood actress, Gabrielle Union, 41, to encapsulate a blissful year for the urban power couple; Union and Wade incidentally weathered divorces in prior marriages, and have publically dated since 2009.

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