ERRR......FASHION FORWARD?!!!



Check out the irrepressible Kanye West & friends as they stun through the French capital.

The question is, is this a case of pushing the envelope intentionally or simply fashion forward?

You decide!

SONG OF THE WEEK: FREEZE

This is a feel good number, lifted from T-Pain's forthcoming album "Thr33 Kingz", this is the energetic 'Freeze'

1 YEAR ON....



A year has passed but the wounds remain unhealed.

Continue to Rest in Peace.

JANUARY 2009: ALBUMS ON ROTATION

At the Renaissance Man headquarters, we know it's only right to start the year on the right foot and expand our minds with the best sounds around so as usual, here are the albums which our people recommend and you should get.



IF YOU VOTED FOR HIM....THEN PUT YOUR HANDS UP!

It was inevitable that the "inauguration oath blunder" will take a life of its own in parody land but this is just too funny people.

It's a must see.

MALIA & SASHA OBAMA



We have a whole new celebrity children focus people. Forget Bradangelina's kids, Suri Cruise, the Osbournes, The Hiltons although technically the last two families are no longer kids although they should be treated as one.

There are new kids on the block and these are not child stars or silver spoon brats, these are the Obama girls and what a tag-team they're destined to be.

You cannot resist their classy, every-smiling demeanour and you can bet your ass they're smart too after all First Mum & Dad both went to Harvard Law.

We cannot wait to watch these two grow up before our eyes.....they are just simply divine!

To Malia and Sasha....a toast. Turn that Oval Office into a child-friendly place of work, Daddy gon' need some child distraction every once in a while.

LOST FOR WORDS: MEET THE .....FIRST FAMILY


"At last, my love has come along, My lonely days are over..."

Those were the beautiful Etta James words which showered the First Couple as they half-waltzed at one of the inaugural balls at Washington D.C last night.

It has to be the proudest moment for any wife to call her husband 'Mr.President' during their private moments on his day of inauguration.

For the risk of sounding like every other single news channel correspondent, social networking site activitist, bloggers, podcast, home mutterers.....this just continues to blow our minds at the Renaissance Man.

SONG OF THE WEEK: KID CURI VS THE CROOKERS

You'll be hearing a lot about this chap in 2009, he recently featured on a song on Kanye West's 808 & Heartbreak concept album and has been doing his rounds on the scene with the industry decision-makers.

Here's his debut titled 'Day and Night'

A very catchy tune coupled with a hilarious promotional video.

TAMEKA....BUT WHY!

1 in 3 people panned the new Usher album 'Here I Stand', 1 in 2 failed to understand his recent video images especially the travesty that is 'Moving Mountain', 1 in 1 are STILL trying to understand why he married his 40-year old bride and we can assure you more are likely to raise eyebrows as we reveal that Tameka Foster-Raymond will be the new addition to the US series 'ATL Housewives'.

Is it just us but ain't stars like Usher supposed to stay away from reality shows - the more we know about them, the higher the chances they lose their mystic. Can you just envisage Usher trying to convince us that he's no longer the 'pant-dropping-U-make-me-wanna-star' but the newly reformed dedicated father of one.

Savvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it!

GOLDEN GLOBES 2009

The Award Season is well under way and what better way to make ourselves feel insignificant that to thrall through some fantastic looking people pictures - in our most desire outfits by our most loved designers.

Here are some highlights:



These Kids are actually tooooo cool for school!

A DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A HUSTLER.....

Looks like we're over-doing the Beyonce swag today but fresh off the press...the new videos to singles "Halo" and "Diva" are smoking.

Watch the 'extra' swag on "Diva"....3 much!


B IS FOR BLACK.....DON'T MISTAKE IT!

After the fuss kicked-off by the African-American community over The L'Oreal Group's campaign which showed one of its celebrity endorsers, Beyonce Knowles looking well... "whiter", this year's campaign images has just been unveiled and is it just us but doesn't she actually look like an person of ethnic-origin now?

Lets do the comparison ourselves, shall we?



2009



OLD

2008

BALDY


We've been wanting reasons to further crucify Ne-Yo and his silly preoccupation with wearing a hat at every opportunity which has now been cleverly disguised as "the Gentleman's hat" - whatever!

We finally have put 2 and 2 together after stumbling on his Seattle Police mugshot and it looks like your fave 'so-sick' personality is balding.

Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess he kinda has to wear that hat otherwise he may be grouped in the OAP section at your local HMV store.

LEAVE PUFFY....LIVE ON THE STREET



This is what falling in love with P-Diddy will do to ya. Audrey O' Brien has been confirmed to do Playboy for $500,000.

Has anyone ever noticed why no one who that has ever been produced/ guided by Puff "Call me Sean" Diddy Poopy Diddy Pop, never makes a success out of their talent after they part ways. Think about it, where is Ma$e, Total, 112, ....it's almost like working with Puff is a curse for real.

The only person who seems to be exempt from this curse is the man himself...Go figure!

DRU-TV.....NO NO NO NO!



Someone better pinch me quick.....how the hell is DRU HILL, (i) going to try and make a comeback record then, (ii) anchor their very own TV reality show depicting their journey back to the top.

What part of N.O doesn't their record label understand. NO NO NO NO. We said it four times - hang them to dry.

I'D BEE DAMNED!

You know you gotta look twice when you see Sasha Fierce's name in the same sentence as a Golden globe - I thought she was been nominated for the category 'Best alter ego"....I'd been damned!

The "I AM" Beyonce, on the other hand, has been nominated for her song 'Once in a Lifetime' from the upcoming movie 'Cadillac Records'.

Any more confusing shenanigans B?