Showing posts with label MARY J. BLIGE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MARY J. BLIGE. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Highlights From Today's View

THE VIEW: My kids can't be friends with white people

Hot Topics: 5th Roy Moore Accuser Speaks Out About His Alleged Sexual Misconduct.

Sunny Hostin says: "When his supporters are saying they still support him — I hope they look at what a 14-year-old looks like!"

"This stain is going to stay with us [Republicans]!" Meghan McCain weighs in on the impact of allegations against Moore, saying tribalism may be influencing conservatives to "vote for their people no matter what."

Hot Topics: Re-examining Accusations Against Bill Clinton.

In light of many prominent men facing career-ending sexual misconduct allegations, we discuss allegations leveled against Bill Clinton. Joy Behar says right now, "we should be dealing with the present tense even more — but it's not a bad idea to bring it up."

Hostin says: "Sexual harassment, sexual assault isn't a partisan issue! it's wrong across the board..."

Hot Topics: Teaching Children Of Color To Be Cautious Around White People?

"This bothered me because I think kids get it right and adults get it wrong — this is not something people are born feeling," Sara Haines says.

"They're not looking at color," Whoopi Goldberg says of children.

Meghan McCain explains how she has an adopted sister of color, saying if her parents had ever implied that she would have a different relationship with her sister because of the color of their skin it would have been "so absurd, gross, and deeply irresponsible": "When people are writing things like this, you have to understand that being friends also can mean being family."

Mary J. Blige on SNL's Portrayal Of Her, Mudbound and more.

"It's sad that this movie is relevant right now," Blige says of Mudbound, a movie set in Jim Crow Mississippi. "It's really really sad that we're still here."

"I don't think the Ku Klux Klan has gotten the memo that we're free and that we all belong, everybody belongs — no matter what color you are, what gender...!"

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Jason Hedlund With Mary J. Blige And Carey Mulligan

Jason Hedlund, Mary J. Blige and Carey Mulligan attended MUDBOUND at the 55th NYFF at Alice Tully Hall tonight in New York City.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Mary J. Blige

Natasha Bedingfield

Malin Akerman

Forest Whitaker

Kelis And Paris Hilton

Tulisa Contostavlos

Sophia Bush

Chelsea Handler With Mary J. Blige

Chelsea Handler

The other night Mary J. Blige set Avalon, Hollywood ablaze at the (BELVEDERE) RED pre-Grammy party. Music and Belvedere collaborated to fight for an AIDS free generation of newborns by 2015, and Hollywood's finest showed up in droves. Attendees included Malin Akerman, Sophia Bush, Forest Whitaker, Paris Hilton, Kelis, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sheila E. (BELVEDERE) RED took the after party upstairs to Bardot with DJ Skrillex on the ones and twos.

The Livestreamed performance portrayed a soulful Mary J Blige, as her voice resonated through the walls of Avalon on hits like "No More Drama" and "You Bring Me Joy." As a special tribute to (RED), the Hip Hop icon performed a rendition of Bono's "One," leaving the audience chanting for an encore at the end.

Belvedere continues to uphold their commitment to fighting AIDS/HIV in Africa. On behalf of all Twitter users who signed the special edition (BELVEDERE) RED virtual bottle last night by tweeting #BELVERED, Belvedere will donate $1 for each signature to the Global Fund.

Photos Courtesy Of: Getty Images

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Mary J. Blige

Jon Pareles With Mary J. Blige

The New York Times Talks with singing legend Mary J. Blige at The Times Center in New York City.

Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Mary J. Blige

Superstar Mary J. Blige allegedly infuriated organizers of a Florida jazz festival on Saturday by making wild bizarre demands and taking to the stage 90 minutes late, according to a gossip report. The singer performed at the Jazz in the Gardens event at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, along with soul star Robin Thicke. According to reports, Blige was more than an hour late for her headlining slot, meaning the show overran its allotted timings. A source tells the New York Daily News, "Her handlers kept saying that she would 'go onstage when she was ready.' But it was almost midnight when she got on, which took the entire festival into overtime." And the singer had earlier angered bosses of the event by demanding the backstage area be cleared before she entered. The insider also added, "While she sat in her limousine, her personal guards came into the press tent to clear out the area like they were the Secret Service. They first demanded that all print and online journalists be kicked out because Mary didn't want to take questions. They were acting like she was Michelle Obama or Queen Elizabeth. "When Mary finally emerged from her car, she walked into the tent for literally two minutes wearing dark shades, even though it was night time. She struck one pose and then walked off without bothering to say a single word. Her antics were extreme and unwarranted."
Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Mary J. Blige

A spokesperson for superstar Mary J. Blige is denying gossip that her marriage is in trouble, following media reports of a public argument with husband Kendu Isaacs during a night out in New York City. Mary has been married since 2003, but the couple was rumored to be having problems following a reported incident at a party at the M2 Ultralounge on last Tuesday. The New York Post reported the singer flew into a rage and publicly chastised her husband after she caught him looking at one of the waitresses and allegedly hit him front of shocked guests. A source told the publication, "She turned to him and was screaming, 'You're not going to ruin my night.' They got up in each other's faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped (hit Isaacs) in the face. She was yelling at him, 'What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?' Four of her bodyguards and two of the club's kept them apart." But a source tells the New York Daily News there was a "misunderstanding" and a representative for Blige is adamant the couple's relationship is as strong as ever. Spokeswoman Karynne Tencer says, "They're as happy as can be. They're spending the holidays together with their three children. Everything's great."

Editors Note: We looked at the video footage, and it does not look like much. Mountain out of a molehill!
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Monday, October 19, 2009




Mary J. Blige

Jean Shafiroff

Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Sharon Bush With Friend

The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) welcomed the who’s-who of New York society for its Fall 2009 Dinner, Stepping Out & Stepping Up, honoring Elizabeth and Herbert Sturz and Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof. The Stepping Up Award is presented to recognize New Yorkers who serve as role models of courageous leadership, vision and commitment to women and girls as individuals and as partners. The evening’s attendees included New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Diana Taylor - Co-Chair for the event and Vice Chair of the NYWF Board, Grammy award winning R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, record executive Steve Stoute, Carolyn Buck Luce – Chair of the NYWF Board, Abigail Disney - Honorary Chair of NYWF Board, Agnes Gund, Susan R. Cullman, Anne Bass and Hyatt Bass, Somers Farkas, Jean Shafiroff, Samuel Peabody, Vincent Mai, Deborah Roberts, designer Catherine Malandrino, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Jack Rosenthal, Muffie Potter Aston, Ann Rapp, Sharon Bush, Denise Rich, Debbie Bancroft, and Katlean De Monchy. Also in attendance for the elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing at Gotham Hall included Consul General of Mexico Ruben Beltran, Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, followed by dinner and dancing. Mary J. Blige sang stunning renditions of her hits “No More Drama” and “One” to an amazed crowd, dedicating her performance to the power and unity of women. Ana Oliveira, CEO & President spoke about NYWF’s expertise in leveraging strategic partnerships to build economic security for women and families in New York City. Honorees Elizabeth and Herbert Sturz who founded 24 nonprofit and government agencies between them, saluted the Foundation for their work in supporting women. Sheryl WuDunn spoke movingly about the importance of investing in women and girls locally as a prerequisite to investing globally. Nicholas Kristof praised NYWF for holding up ‘two thirds of the sky.’ Islyn Matthews, a successful entrepreneur and participant of Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo), a long-time NYWF grantee partner, moved audiences with a personal story of transformation, embodying the mission of the Foundation. Co-Chairs for the evening included Hyatt Bass, Sayu V. Bhojwani, Aiyoung Choi, Susan R. Cullman, Grace Hightower De Niro, Somers W. Farkas, Margaret Munzer Loeb, Carolyn Buck Luce, Jean Shafiroff, Diana L. Taylor, Jacqueline P. Togut, and Barbara Brizzi Wynne. Established in 1987 as a public philanthropy, the New York Women’s Foundation is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. From the outset, the Foundation’s founders strove to identify innovative organizations that were affecting change in the communities they served for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. Over the past twenty-two years, NYWF surpassed $20 million ($20,350,445) in grants to over 240 nonprofit organizations, improving the lives of five million women and girls in New York City. This year, NYWF responded to the economic crisis by launching RISE-NYC!, a partnership initiative and increasing its grant-making by more than 20%. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Lauren And Justin Tuck

Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

Paulina Porizkova

Anderson Cooper

Zani Gugelmann

Tommy Mottola And Thalia

Philip Bloch

Joy Bryant

Katie Lee Joel

Alina Cho

Jeff And Caryn Zucker

Karolina Kurkova

Jessica White

Oscar De La Renta With Friend

Selita Ebanks

Jessica Seinfeld

Tinsley Mortimer

Hilary Rhoda

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

Tory Burch

Tommy Hilfiger With Wife Dee Ocleppo

Ines Rivero

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige along with Ines Rivero, Tommy Hilfiger With Wife Dee Ocleppo, Oscar De La Renta, Jessica White, Tory Burch, Katie Lee Joel and many other celebrities attended the 10th Annual New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Mary J. Blige

Daniella Vitale With Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige strikes a pose with Gucci President Daniella Vitale as the superstar lights the Empire State Building to celebrate Gucci Day in New York City today.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Monday, September 14, 2009




Oprah Winfrey

Robin Thicke And Paula Patton

Gabourey Sidibe

Sherri Shepherd


Tyler Perry

Paula Patton

Gayle King

Robert DeNiro

Mariah Carey

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige along with Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Robert DeNiro, Gayle King, Sherri Shepherd, Tyler Perry, Paula Patton and many other stars attended the "Precious" Red Carpet Premiere Screening at the 2009 tiff. Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.