Ashanti’s Super Bowl Weekend Appearances In NYC

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As her fans patiently await the arrival of her serially delayed Bravehart album, ASHANTI continues to simply make red carpet appearances at all of the celebrity packed events. Last week Ashanti showed up to the Grammy festivities, and this weekend she walked the carpet at several Pre Super bowl events.

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Ashanti looked great, in my opinion, as she attended parties hosted by ESPN, as well as DirecTV. I’m not one to ever defend Ashanti’s vocals, performances or chart success. However, I have always been one of the first amongst my friends and associates to state the fact that Ashanti is ALWAYS done.

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Whenever you see Ashanti at an event, awards show, premiere or red carpet affair, she is put together flawlessly. Her hair, makeup, shoes, bags and ensembles always flatter her toned body. Ashanti just seems to take great pride in how she presents herself, publicly. That’s more than we can say for many urban and pop, female artists.

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Im just hoping that Ashanti attaches herself to a concrete record company and/or reputable management team. Though she claims to be releasing a music video to accompany her ‘I Got It’ single, Im not so sure that visual will see the light of day. It must be difficult for her at this point in time as she is controlling every aspect of her music career.

Nicole Richie Stuns On The February Cover Of Marie Claire Magazine (Full Spread)

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I have been in love with NICOLE RICHIE’S personality since she made her debut on ‘The Simple Life’ reality series alongside then BFF, Paris Hilton. It was maybe ten or eleven years ago when the show first aired, and Nicole Richie was a completely different young woman. Physically, she was maybe 30 or 40 pounds heavier, and she wore anything that seemed trendy and casual for the celebutante crowd. Her clothing was usually ill fitting and sloppily thrown together. Additionally, Nicole was a heavy drinker and prescription drug user. I remember reports hitting news outlets in 2004 saying that Nicole was pulled over by police, high from vicodin, and driving on the wrong side of Pacific Coast Highway in LA. A decade later, Nicole Richie has evolved into her womanhood.

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NICOLE RICHIE is the cover model for February’s MARIE CLAIRE MEXICO Magazine. Extremely pretty, petite and adorned in unique, bohemian chic pieces, Nicole looks every bit of a young starlet. Now, however, Nicole is also a wife and mother of two; 6 year old Harlow Madden and 4 year old, Sparrow. Inbetween raising her family, Nicole acts as a judge for the ‘Fashion Star’ reality competition series. Also, she owns, designs and operates her own fashion house, the House Of Harlow.

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I only skimmed through the lengthy article, as it was the photos of Nicole that made me want to make this post. In the interview segment, Nicole speaks a lot about her family. She says that being a mother now has changed her priorities. She does her best to maintain a balance in her life so that business never takes precedence over the children. Nicole mentions that her parents only live 10 minutes away, so when she needs help raising the children, she can turn to her family, Joel or Joel’s twin brother.

When questioned about her friendship with Paris, Nicole’s response was classically shady. LOL! She said something to the effect of, ‘Paris and I met when we were 2 years old. Our families are close, so we’ll always know one another’. That isn’t Nicole’s quote, but she’s basically saying, ‘I care for Paris simply because we’ve known one another for so long, but we’re not really friends.’ I mean, thats what I gathered from it.

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Either way, Nicole looks great and I pray she is maintaining her health. The eating disorder rumors have begun to surface once again. However, they weren’t mentioned or addressed in the Marie Claire interview.