Nicki Minaj rewrites the
rules for female rappers
BARELY a year and a half has passed since
the release of Pink Friday, the platinum
debut album by Nicki Minaj, but her style
is well honed. She´s a sparkling rapper
with a gift for comic accents and unexpected
turns of phrase. She´s a walking.
|Houzz, a website for
remodelers to scour for ideas |
|MOST people who undertake
a home renovation will
endure varying degrees of
financial strain, not to
mention the twisting of the
stomach that happens when their dreams
are slowly crushed by reality.
Adi Tatarko, 39, and her husband, Alon
Cohen, 40, experienced all of that, as well
as the usual "War of the Roses"-type discord.
But for them, the most difficult thing
was communicating their ideas to an architect.
After struggling to describe their vision,
they were told to buy books and shelter
magazines, and to clip photos. But "that
wasn´t efficient at all," Tatarko said,
because "we couldn´t find enough images
to show them what we wanted."
|Lionel Richie goes
country on new album |
|IF he hadn´t known better, Lionel Richie
jokes that he might have felt insulted
when initially sitting down with some of
today´s top country stars to record his
new album of duets, Tuskegee.
"I pulled out the lyrics to the songs, and they
were like, ´what´s that?´
"I said, ´here are the lyrics.´" Richie says with
a mock look of astonishment, then smiles.
"They said, ´Oh no, man. I know this. I´ve been
singing it since 1983 or 1987´. Someone even
said, ´I´ve been singing these songs since I was
in elementary school.´
"I was like, ´Thank you very much, I didn´t
need to hear that,´" the 62-year-old said about
re-recording some of his memorable songs
with the likes of Kenny Chesney. |
|I´m very religious:
Mugdha Godse |
|MODEL-TURNED-ACTRESS Mugdha Godse reveals that she is a
very religious person and believes in universal power. "I´m a
very religious person," said Mugdha who was seen in
films like Fashion and Jail.
Commenting upon religion and conflicts over it in the
country, she said: "I believe in universal power and positive
energy. I´m a follower of Lord Shiva. I don´t follow any
philosophy or a religious guru. Hinduism has the freedom
to look up to any religion or philosophy, so whatever
I find positive, I try to learn from it."
"I think religion is a man made thing. We should
believe that religion is made for human kind and by following
it we can be happy, so rather...|