Shannon Houston
  • Ciara Shares The First Photo Of Her Baby Future, And He's Very Fancy
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 15, 2014
    Instagram  We've been getting little peeks at Ciara's newborn baby since his birth a few weeks back, and today she reveals the baby behind all those shoes. Here's our first official look at Future Zahir: She also shared one other photo for Father's Day with the following caption: "From The Moment Baby Future Arrived, He Was Holding Your Hand So Tight, He Knew You Were Dad. Seeing That Melted My Heart... When I Look At Him, I See You Shining Through, And That's One Of The Most Beautiful Things Ever! You Are Truly One Of The Realist, Most Caring, Hard Working, Loving Dads In The World, and I'm So Proud Of You.I Love You. Happy Fathers Day @Future." Well, he's got some stiff competition in North West, but this may very well be the fanciest baby on the planet. All that leather? And it's probably Givenchy? It's nice to meet Mr. Baby Future. We're assuming he takes a little caviar with his bottles. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Is Beyoncé Copying Ciara In This New Photo?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 13, 2014
    Instagram/beyonce As Beyoncé gears up for her On The Run tour with hubby Jay Z, she's been taking to Instagram to share new photos that appear to be from her rehearsals. One photo received a host of comments—accusations, even—because of the particular pose the Queen Bey struck. Exhibit A: Exhibit B: Many of Bey's fans are jumping to her defense, but there's definitely a similar look here. Did Beyoncé steal this memorable pose from Ciara's Promise video? Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Will Kim Kardashian's New Wedding Photo Break Instagram Records Too?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 13, 2014
    WENN/C.Smith Kim Kardashian currently holds the record for the most "liked" Instagram photo of all time. That picture of her sharing her first kiss with new husband Kanye West sent the internet into a frenzy, but this new photo is a winner too. After weeks and weeks of specualtion, Kim finally revealed this photo of baby North West in her Givenchy dress at the wedding: The blushing bride captioned the photo with, "My everything." Right now the photo has over 1.3 million "likes." The famous wedding photo has 2.8 million, so there's quite a ways to go. But those super-mushy baby cheeks deserve all the "likes" in the world. Seriously. All of them. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Lana Del Rey Wishes She Were Dead
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 13, 2014
    Getty Images/Taylor Hill Lana Del Rey is speaking very candidly about her death wish in a new interview with The Guardian. Here is the opening from the interview: “I wish I was dead already,” Lana Del Rey says, catching me off guard. She has been talking about the heroes she and her boyfriend share – Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain among them – when I point out that what links them is death and ask if she sees an early death as glamorous. “I don’t know. Ummm, yeah.” And then the death wish. Don’t say that, I say instinctively. “But I do.” You don’t! “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.” Do what? Make music? “Everything. That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …” For some people, tragic LDR works perfectly for her music, but in real life it's a bit much. It's one thing to idolize the dead. It's another to want to emulate them in their postmortem state. And yet, if you're a fan of Lana's, this whole statement isn't very surprising. It could also be argued that she's speaking from a state of depression, which brings up an entirely different set of issues. You can read the full interview here. Lana goes on to talk about more dark subject matter, and reaffirms her status as a non-feminist. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Why Oprah Winfrey's Next Role Is Even Bigger Than 'God'
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    WENN/Brian To We recently learned that Oprah Winfrey will be taking on the role of God in an adaptation of the novel The Shack. While this is truly an exciting and important role for Winfrey (and for a culture that has no popular images of black women deities), her next role may be even bigger than her 'God' character. Ava DuVernay's Selma will bring us the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s landmark 1965 voting rights campaign, and Winfrey (who is also a producer of the film, along with Brad Pitt and Lee Daniels) will play Annie Lee Cooper. What makes this role bigger than 'God'? Well, DuVernay and Winfrey are introducing to the big screen a new, previously untold story. Cooper became a civil rights legend when she fought back against a vicious police officer trying to block her from exercising her right to vote. While names like Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and—yes, even God— have been given plenty of screen time over the years, names like Annie Lee Cooper's have not. Winfrey taking on this role means that she is giving more visibility to lesser-known American heroes, and the importance of this cannot be measured. Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight that the late Maya Angelou had given her blessing on this role before she passed: "She was so proud that I was doing this movie. And she said, 'Take it baby.  Take it all the way. Take it all the way,'" Oprah said about talking with Maya about the movie. "She was a part of the movement, worked with Martin Luther King, understood what we were trying to do with this film." Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Ciara And Kim Kardashian's Babies Will Apparently Be Dressing Alike
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    Instagram/ciara Ciara's newborn baby is already living the fabulous life, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. Not only does Future Jr. have more shoes than any newborn probably should, but his couture collection is already underway. Ciara shared a sweet note card from Riccardo Tisci, the Creative Director of Givenchy. She captioned the photo with this: @riccardotisci17 Thank You For The Sweet Words and Gifts for Future Jr. #Givenchy#MyFamily #Love We know another celebrity baby who likes to rock Givenchy. Looks like North West and Future Jr. will be winning those Best Dressed awards all the fancy preschools are totally giving out these days: Welp, Baby Gap isn't good enough for everyone! Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian Shares What May Be The Cutest Instagram Photo Ever
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    WENN/Judy Eddy Kourtney Kardashian recently confirmed her third pregnancy, but we need to take a moment to just acknoweledge the cuteness of little Penelope Disick. And her purse. Because she obviously has a purse: Kourtney captioned this one with "I don't know what's cuter...her thigh or her bag? #p" Since there's nothing cuter than a super-chunky baby, we're going to go with Penelope's thigh. Good job, Kourt. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • What Details Does Kerry Washington Reveal In Her First Post-Baby Interview?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    WENN/FayesVision It's here! Scandal actress Kerry Washington spoke with the Los Angeles Times in her first interview since giving birth to her first daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. The notoriously private star got married to Nnamdi Asomugha in secret, and gave birth seriously under the radar, so it's no surprise that she doesn't reveal much. In response to a question about going back to work as a new mom, Washington replies with this:"So tricky because you know I don't talk about this stuff...But I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel really blessed that I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life."  Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Break From Your 'Orange Is The New Black' Binge Watch With These Awesome Instagram Cast Videos
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 06, 2014
    Instagram/lauraprepon If you're like much of the Twitter-verse you may or may not have called in sick to work to binge-watch Season Two of Orange Is The New Black. The glorious premiere day is finally here and chances are you're mid-way through binging right now. Take a breather, and check out some hilarious videos from some of the Instagram pages of your favorite OITNB cast members. Uzo Adoba AKA Crazy Eyes shared fan art: Lea DeLaria AKA Big Boo reveals the best part of Season Two: A Crazy Eyes romance spoiler (sort of): This one from Jason Biggs AKA Larry isn't a video, but how can we not share? And on that note, you may now return to your binge-session. Happy OITNB Day, one and all! Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Photo Evidence That Ciara's Baby Is Already Insanely Spoiled
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 06, 2014
    Instagram/ciara Ciara still hasn't revealed any photos of her newborn baby Future Zahir Wilburn (unless you count this little peek at his fingers... which is pretty adorable). But we do know that he won't have to worry about what shoes to wear for some time. How does Air Jordan love him? Let us count the ways... This is another one of those many moments where it has to be acknowledged that celebrity babies get all the perks. Exhibit B: Baby North West's Roberto Cavalli swag bag. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //