Morning Buzz! Blac Chyna’s Naked and Pregnant Magazine Cover Makes Her an Honorary Kardashian + More
Happy made-it-through-Monday morning! From a Blac Chyna takeover to some totally dramatic Olympics fallout, check out six of today’s top news items below.
1. If she wasn’t officially a Kardashian yet, this oughta do it. Blac Chyna unveiled her stunning cover of PAPER, on which she channels The Birth of Venus. “Always be yourself, express yourself, and have faith!” she captioned her Instagram reveal of the cover. In another sneak peek she posted, she called herself a “mogul, entrepreneur, a mother and a badass bitch.” Oh hell yes. Blac and Rob Kardashian are expected to welcome their baby in November.
2. Kanye is still trying to get Taylor’s attention. While Taylor was off tending to unglamorous jury duty and unable to make the VMAs, Kanye was of course addressing her in his speech and even kept trying to include her in his narrative by tweeting a photo of a shirt showing a split image of albums by both Kanye and Taylor. “Unity love,” he wrote. WHAT DOES IT MEAN, KANYE.
Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you! 😘😘 pic.twitter.com/Mg0Ug9YA9q
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 29, 2016
3. People had strong feelings about Alicia Keys going makeup free to the VMAs, but she’s not having any of it. We already know and are very into Alicia Keys’ decision to ditch makeup, but it seems her fresh-faced appearance on the VMAs on Sunday night has upset some people (LOL) who think she could have at least worn a little concealer or something. Her response? “Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup. Do you!” Keep at it, Alicia.
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4. Something dramatic and groundbreaking is going to happen on the Pretty Little Liars finale tonight. SORTA-SPOILER ALERT. As PLL careens toward concluding its seventh and final season, showrunner Marlene King has given some MAJOR plot hints for tonight’s summer finale. “There are two big emotional game changers for multiple liars,” she told EW, before also saying that a “groundbreaking” and “spectacular death” would occur, perfectly setting up the final 10 episodes starting in April. OMG.
5. Olympian Hope Solo addressed her suspension from US Women’s Soccer and it is DRA-MA-TIC. A series from Fullscreen called Keeping Score has been following soccer stars Hope Solo, Crystal Dunn and Megan Rapinoe, and a new episode has some footage of an angry Hope after she was suspended for calling the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards” after they beat the US in the Rio quarterfinals. “Seventeen f****ng years and it’s over,” Hope yells in a clip obtained by People. She’s also shown hitting her hand on a table and saying, “Terminated contract. Not just a suspension.” Intense. Watch the clip over here.
This kinda shit drives me insane. The genre 'females of all description' is not a music genre. It's sexist pic.twitter.com/3u0FGCQIbM
— Kate Nash (@katenash) August 29, 2016
6. Quote of the day: “Female is not a genre.” Musician Kate Nash angrily addressed an all-too-common record store sight with a series of tweets.
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(Featured photo via @blacchyna)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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