Friday, December 21, 2007

End of the Year Review

Hey Party People, I just wanted to send out a brief post as this will probably be one of my last blogs for the year. I'll be on vacation in DC for the Holidays (my teeth are chattering at the thought) with intentional limited computer access. I wanted to include a year end review of photos that didn't make it into my blog this year.

Please let me also give a sincere thanks to all of you who read and forward my blog site on. I am so grateful. I started this publication because of my music passion, and it has become one of my favorite favorite things to do. I love blogging.

I look forward to keeping people informed on all things entertainment, especially good music. If something blog worthy happens while I'm in the Nation's Capitol, I will for sure find a way to post it. LOL!

Its been real fun, y'all. Enjoy your celebrated holiday season!

Your girl,

Creatiff Chatter
Where Entertainment and Randomness Collide...Freely

Chillin' @ Ricky Bell's Surprise Bday Party

Monica, Amy (Ricky's wife), Ricky Bell....SURPRIIISE

Ok, I think by now, anyone I've ever encountered has an idea of how much I love me some Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny too. I've been a fan since '83. Well, now I consider myself a supporter since I'm a bit older, with a job in the music industry and I know a few of the members, and they are only allowed to see me go into "fan mode" at the concerts. LOL! Here are some photos from Ricky Bell's Surprise 40th Bday bash. My girl Monica, also a supporter, assisted Ricky's wife with arranging the surprise party plans and she invited me along with her for the experience. These guys rock. We gotta help them get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They will celebrate their 25th Anniversary next year. For more information on nominating N.E. for a Star on the BLVD click here.

Ricky & Tiff
Alicia (Bobby's girl) , Bobby & Tiffany
Brooke Payne, Tiffany, Monica K. & Ronnie DeVoe (smile Kim)

Atmosphere- Ricky shouting out his #1 supporter, Monica K.
Tiff & Monica

Additional photos by Dana Maria, thanks girrrrl!

Daniel & PJ Morton Concert

I'm always a cheerleader for people who are involved with creating great music. Below are a few of my favorite independent recording artists who are doing it for themselves. These cats are amazing. Check out the links to their Myspace pages to see for yourself. You will forever read or hear me talking about these types of talents.

Daniel in concert . Myspace him here

New Daniel supporters: Shannon, (Daniel) & Lashan

Mr. Amazing PJ Morton.... Myspace him here

Another Amazing talent, Curt Chambers of Franklin Bridge. His guitar skills are sexy and scary. Myspace him here.

New Michael Jackson- Billy Jean Remix

Check out the Kanye West remixed version of Michael Jackson's, Billy Jean. This version is slated to appear on the 25th Anniversary Thriller CD, scheduled for a February 2008 release.

Thanks to Showtime over at THA TALK of THE TOWN ( for providing the mp3.

Click here for the audio.

The Great Debaters Film Review

I attended a screening of this movie and I'm still in awe. My emotions have not returned to their proper state.

The Great Debaters, starring and directed by Denzel Washington is a story inspired by Wiley College Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington), who in the 1930's encouraged a group of African American students to start a debate team at their small southern African American College.

The team lead by Professor Tolson, in the film, went on to beat Harvard University ( it was University of Southern California who they actually defeated in 1935) all due to a professor going the extra mile and students willing to join him, they were able to turn potential into greatness.

Two of the things I enjoyed most about the film were the young students, despite the racism that was truly a blatant fact of life, it did not take them off of their journey. There weren't any "oh the white man is trying to hold us down", moments in the film, these students were in tune with their gifts and the power of words, which as a result, they left a legacy. I also enjoyed the awesome life changing quotes.

The acting in this film was beyond superb and the subtle acting was great.
The brilliant young actors:

Henry (Nate Parker) took a Denzel acting pill. He had sooo many Denzel moments. I didn't know who I was watching at times. Brilliant character delivery.

Samantha (Journee Smollet) she looked beautiful and delivered a moving and outstanding performance of Samantha.

James Jr (Denzel Whitaker- no relation to Forest) Two Words. Brilliant and Amazing. I so wanted to just squeeze his cheeks.

Movie in theaters Christmas Day!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Good Lord, What Is This World Coming To? Stage Play Comes To Los Angeles for Two Weekends Only

Starring Dwan Smith (Sparkle) and Tanae’ Denean (Freedom Writers) with Billy "Sly" Williams (NYPD Blue, The Practice, Jag)

Playwright/Director/Producer Tonia Bell launches her hit play, "Good Lord, What is this World Coming To?" a modern morality tale, featuring an all-star cast for the special limited two weekend engagement run in Los Angeles, CA

"Good Lord, What is this World Coming To?" is a contemporary drama set against the backdrop of life’s ups and downs. Ms. Bell's play centers around the daily lives of the colorful group of the characters who face the sometime grim, sometimes harrowing challenges that confront communities worldwide: alcohol and drug abuse, violence, pimps, emotional distress and youth void of guidance. Although Ms. Bell portrays the gritty realities that make up the world of her characters -- she infuses a message of Love, Hope and Change. Ultimately, this is a play about rising above, and conquering those demons that threaten to destroy us as a whole.


Saturday Dec. 15th 7:30 pm,
Sunday Dec. 16th 6:30 pm,
Friday Dec. 21st 7:30pm
Saturday Dec. 7:30 pm,
Sunday Dec. 23rd 6:30 pm


The Legacy Building, 425 S La Brea Inglewood, Ca 90301
Between Manchester and Hillcrest on the grounds of the Covenant Worship Center

Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network's Pink Carpet Launch

W.ords A.nd R.hythm & KING Magazine presents GIRLS UNINTERRUPTED
WEEN's Pink Carpet Launch

Featuring Valeisha Butterfield, MYA, Ms. USA, Laurieann Gibson, Dr. Ben Chavis, Little X. Cocoa Channell, and Lauren Lake, Esq.

The Hip Hop Action Network's Executive Director, Valeisha Butterfield takes a high road by founding The Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network WEEN; an organization solely geared towards empowering women of all ages and races.

Check out footage of the organization's recent Pink Carpet Launch, produced by Melanie A. Winns and presented by KING MAGAZINE.

Shout out to Melanie of WAR and KING MAGAZINE for recognizing the efforts of this much needed movement.

For more information on the WEEN Movement, click here for their website.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.

"He did pass away this morning" at his home in San Marcos, in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's musical career.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Don't Mess W/ Bobby Brown's Girl

Bobby let's Perez Hilton know what will happen if you diss his girl. Check out the preview of Perez Hilton's show, What Perez Sez. The show is set to air on VH-1 Thursday, December 13th.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tiffany's Tidbits & New Music Videos

Chaperoned at my 6 year old nephew's class field trip. All I can say is kudos to the teachers and folk who work with children on a daily, you all truly have my support. I was responsible for keeping track of 3 little boys, one, including my own nephew, and I'm happy to report, I didn't lose any of the kids, however I lost a few weave tracks from pulling on my own hair. I mean, I have a really cute weave, but the children just had me all rearranged I didn't know what to do.

church on Friday night, I had to leave a few things at the altar for the Lord. I am just not equipped to handle everything, so I thought I'd take my Father's advice and just leave a few thangs on the altar to be worked out with some higher power AMEN....AMEN!

Worked out this weekend. While working out at the gym, I ran into Tocarra from America's Next Top Model and BET. She looked great! Wait until you all see her new body. She is really "doing it" in the area of fitness.

I posted some new videos that made me feel good and excited about music, so I wanted to share them. If you don't get a chance to watch all of them, please atleast watch the Snoop Dogg one. LOL. Hilarious!

Chris Brown's- This Christmas- You Betta Sing Boy!

Ok, this chil' is killing me with his version of Donny Hathaway's, This Christmas. I bet Donny wouldn't be mad at him for this version. His runs and vocal styling are A-PLUS. I wish he would record more of this style on his CD's though.

I'm one of Chris's grown fans and when I attended the screening of the film, I walked away more impressed with his singing ability.

...Wait, is he of legal likeable age? Just wanted to make sure.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Snoop Dogg- Officially a Fool for This Video-LOL

Ahh, I love me some Snoop. Check out this chil's latest video for his single, Sensual Seduction.

I swear I want to break out my Flashdance gear and Latoya Jackson headband.

I so wish I could've added this video to my "video girl" reel. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Jaheim Video-Never

Awww shucks, some feel good music has been released into the marketplace.

My baby Jah is back with the first single, Never from his The Makings of a Man project. The project is scheduled to be released December 18th in stores and online.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Urban Network's Tosha Thomas featured on Denzel Washington's Biography

Check out Urban Network's VP, Managing Editor, Tosha "TT" Thomas on the Biography of Denzel Washington on the Biography Channel. She is one of the featured journalists on the special set to air on Wednesday, December 5 @ 9PM EST. Check her out, she so knows her stuff.

New Music From Mary J. feat. Usher and Luda

Check out new music from Mary J. featuring Usher and Ludacris. Mary's Growing Pains project will be available Tues. December 18th.

Shakedown feat. Usher and Luda

Grown Woman feat. Luda

Music links made available by Showtime over at Talk of the Town Blog. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rapper Pimp C- Found Dead in Los Angeles

Rapper Pimp C was found dead this morning at an upscale hotel on Sunset Strip.

L.A. County Fire Department paramedics, responding to a 911 call, found him in his bed at the Mondrian Hotel. Pimp C, whose real name is Chad Butler, was a member of UGK, a rap duo that had a No. 1 album in August.

The hotel released the following statement: "Mondrian received calls this morning from the family of Chad Butler inquiring about his whereabouts. Mr. Butler had checked into the hotel on 28 November and, according to the callers, was to have checked out yesterday. Security personnel went to Mr. Butler's room and found him in bed, apparently expired. A 911 call was placed at about 9:20 a.m. and paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mr. Butler dead."

It's unclear how Butler, 33, died. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating. (LINK CONTINUED)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kanye West Breaks Down @ Paris Concert performing 'Hey Mama'

Kanye breaks down as he attempts to perform "Hey Mama", a tribute song for his mom, Donda West.

My heart so hurts for him.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Remembering Donda West 1949-2007

UPDATE: It is being reported that Donda West's passing was the result of a "cosmetic procedure".

Donda West, the mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, passed away Saturday from undisclosed causes, according to a spokesman for the family. She was 58.

According to multiple sources, West was in Los Angeles and her death may have been the result of complications from a surgical procedure; more specific information was unavailable at press time. SOURCE-UPDATED

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Check Out Mr. Amazing....on Keys

Check out this dude David Sides below on the piano. Am I late? This guy just took "amazing" to the next level. According to his Myspace page, he has been playing piano by ear since the age of 10. He is taking current chart topping songs to the next level. I mean, like who has the sheet music to T-Pain's, "Buy You a Drank?" Check him out. I posted a total of 3 of his videos...u gotta see for yourself what I'm raving about. The piano is my favorite instrument, I've been known to cry at the sound of a chord change. This brother got me in tears. I've never witnessed anything like this.

Mone't, thanks for bringing David to my attention.

Mr. Amazing..... on Keys

Ne-Yo - Because Of You By David Sides

Musiq Soulchild - Buddy on piano By David Sides

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

NBA Entertainment League Tip Off Party

Hanging w/ my girls: Me, Lashan & Stephanie

This past weekend I did some work at the NBA Entertainment League's Tip Off Party. This is a full on celebrity and entertainment professionals league that was established 11 years ago to help market and brand the NBA. The NBAE league operates similar to the NBA, except the players are actors, musicians and entertainment execs, there's no pay, and they are not suited and booted when they arrive to their games. At this year's tip off party, there was a ring ceremony for the championship team, a player's draft and a hot performance by Ice Cube. Whoa!
And last but not least, I finally got the chance to do the Soulja Boy Crank Dat dance. Wow, watching the tutorial on You Tube really helped me out. Y Me Uuuuuuu (flying away now)

Me, Steph, Jamie & his girl.
(I didn't get her name -she was gracious enough to be a part of the photograph w/ us though)

Coby Bell (The Game), Myself, Pooch (The Game)-Lovin' the show

These guys are certified gentlemen.

Me & Pierre-BET's Hell Date

Me, Eric aka "Twan (R.Kelly's Trapped in the Closet 13-22) & Lashan

Photos courtesy of my girls, Lashan & Stephanie...thanks ladies

Monday, October 29, 2007

Party in the "A" with J.D.-BET's Pre Hip Hop Awards Party

Jermaine Dupri along with hosted the 2nd annual Hip Hop Awards pre-party at his newly opened club, Studio 72 in Tucker, GA. The stars came out to shine:
Ci Ci
Hell Date's Pierre
Melissa Ford

Tiff's Tidbits

A calm and pleasant weekend is what I had. I hung out with my girl Monica from D.C.

Had a New Edition siting- Ricky & Ronnie. It's always good to have an N.E. siting.

Ricky informed us that BBD were going to perform for Gabrielle Union's bday bash (I'm still trying to find photos from that party) he also informed us that Bobby, Ralph and Johnny were performing that same night at a Barry Bonds party. Always good to see the best boy band since the Jacksons.

I did a 5mile walk over the weekend. I think I'm gonna add walking to my workout routine. It's really refreshing to be outside than in the boring gym.

Yesterday, I hung out with my oldest nephew. He's my 6 year old road dog. It was day 2 of him teaching me how to the the Soulja Boy dance. I'll have the video footage of that soon. I'm trying to get the first half of the dance down first and then I'll post.

I love creative writing. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with y'all.

Much Love,

Everybody's Favorite (wink)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Marion Jones to Admit to Steroid Use

"After years of angry denials, Marion Jones is ready to admit she doped.The three-time Olympic gold medalist is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press."(SOURCE-READ MORE)

Tyler Perry's-Why Did I Get Married Premiere- Los Angeles

The premiere of Tyler Perry's, Why Did I Get Married went down last night at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome. Here are some photos from the red carpet.
Why Did I Get Married, in theaters only, on Friday, October 12Th.
Reuben Cannon (movie's producer), Ms. Jackson, & Tyler Perry

Ms. Jackson

L.A. Reid & Ms. Jackson

Lamman Rucker
My new play boyfriend- for the week.

His Fine-ss is against the law-just plain ole' illegal.
Trust me, he's about to become the next sought after leading man...Amen!

Jill Scott

Michael Jai White & date

Tasha Smith- an amazing thespian

Sharon Leal

Eva Pigford

Click here to read my review of the film

All photos courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage

VH-1 Hip Hop Honors-Backstage & Arrivals

Chris Rock & Andre Harrell

Ci Ci


Kerry Washington

Kool Moe Dee

LL Cool J & Chuck D.

Just too sexy for the shirt, huh?...I see you Mel...take it off...take it off.



Above photos courtesy of Mark Von Holden/Wireimage

VH-1 Hip Hop Honors- Performance

Here are photos from the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors show, which went down last night in New York at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tracy Morgan held the mic as the host. Honorees include: A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, Missy, Whodini, New Jack Swing Movement & Wild Style. The show airs Saturday, October 8th on VH-1 at 10PM.
Diddy- New Jack Swing Tribute

LL introducing the Wild Style Tribute -Lord, thank U for creating LL... i just gotta say, thank U!
Keyshia Cole & Ne-Yo (New Jack Swing Tribute)

Ciara-rockin' it out during the Missy tribute

Timbaland & Tweet (Missy Elliot Tribute)

Busta Rhymes- A Tribe Called Quest Tribute


Above photos courtesy of Stephen Lovekin