dailyphoto090722Jordin Sparks: I’ve Grown Up a Little Bit
Two years after winning “American Idol,” Jordin Sparks showed up on the show this spring looking more mature, more confident, more refined. Her new album “Battlefield” (out Tuesday July 21) also attempts to dig a bit deeper than the teen-age pop feel of her debut recording, which generated three top 10 hits and moved more than one million copies. “I’ve grown up a little bit,’ Sparks said last week during an hour-long press conference in which I got to ask quite a few questions. “But I haven’t gotten too old. I’m only 19. I still have more growing to do and a lot to learn. I’m still the quirky girl who embarrasses herself on a daily basis.” (Continue Reading…)

Black Barbie on the Cover of Vogue Italia
This July, black Barbie is spectacularly showcased in Vogue Italia’s special issue, seen above. In July 2008, Vogue Italia created the first Black Issue sending a strong message about the importance of diversity to the fashion world. And now the magazine has replicated the Black Issue with a special, collector Barbie supplement that pays tribute to Barbie through artistic photography and fashion. It’s similar to the larger Vogue Italia book entirely dedicated to beautiful models including Naomi Campbell, Lyia Kebede, Sessilee Lopez and Jourdan Dunn. (Continue Reading…)

Nas ‘Not Allowed’ to Witness Son’s Birth
Hip-Hop star Nas is currently celebrating the birth of his son, although sources close to the rapper told AllHipHop.com that he was not allowed to witness the event. Nas’ lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan stated that Nas rushed to the hospital to witness Kelis deliver his first son today (July 21). A source close to Nas told AllHipHop.com that the Queen’s rapper missed the actual child birth. “Nas is in New York City today, anxiously awaiting the arrival of his son. It was his intention to be there for the birth, but unfortunately he has not been allowed to be present,” a source close to the rapper told AllHipHop.com. “While this is clearly heartbreaking to him, Nas continues to offer his support and love to his new baby boy and his mother.” (Continue Reading…)

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