An all-star line up of Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Mary J. Blige, took to the stage last night to perform at “Movies Rock”- a two hour live event to celebrate the relationship between music and film. Proving that green isn’t just for Kermit the Frog, Beyonce and Mary J walked the red carpet in gorgeous emerald gowns. Both ladies would later switch it up for their performances. Beyonce took to the stage to perform “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in a multi-colored gown. While Mary J, to your right, changed into a cream colored gown and was joined by John Legend to perform “As Time Goes By”.
Gracing the October/November edition of Genlux Magazine is the one and only Mary J. Blige- and what can I say? Wow! The sista looks absolutely amazing. Mary has always made a beautiful covergirl and Genlux captured her beauty perfectly with the cover shot. Genlux is described as a luxury fashion and beauty magazine for the affluent Southern California woman, offering the latest on what to wear, how to wear it and where to find it. Unfortunately, unless you live in California you probably will not be able to find this particular issue. I received this pic over a week ago but cannot find the actual magazine anywhere. I guess that just leaves us this cute little cover to admire from afar.
With the release of Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains CD right around the corner, you knew it would only be a matter of time before we all got a glimpse of the cover. To your right is the understated, yet elegant pic that was chosen to grace Mary’s new opus. The pic is beautiful. The hairstyle is very Rihanna-ish. The jewelry and make-up are understated. I’m not overwhelmed by it or very impressed, but you all know how hard I am to please when it comes to photo shoots. Still, Mary does look regal, which is probably the look the Queen Of Hip Hop & Soul was aiming for.
As reported here some months ago, Rihanna’s hit single Umbrella was originally meant to be recorded by Mary J. Blige, until Rihanna says she intervened and got the writers to give the song to her. Well Mary is now speaking out on Rihanna stealing the huge international hit from her and it seems she holds no grudges. Mary says she is happy for Rihanna and the production duo of Tricky Stewart and The Dream, who penned Umbrella, made it up to her by writing Just Fine- a song Mary says better suits her and her outlook on life.