Adrian Peterson Takes To The Field Following Loss Of His Son
Adrian Peterson arrived to a stadium full of supporting fans two hours before his matchup against the Carolina Panthers yesterday (Oct. 13).  The NFL MVP found solace in being on the field as he mourns the death of his two-year-old son.
 “You may ask why? God wants good to come from it … We mourn and grieve but heaven has the baddest welcoming party for my son. That knowledge gives me peace,” the Minnesota Vikings player wrote in a text to Fox Sports sideline reporter, Laura Okmin. 
Peterson pointed out that he is no stranger to playing through tragedy after hitting the field following the death of his half-brother several years ago.
 “I’m still hurt and feel the pain of life, but I’m able to function because of the peace and joy of knowing my loved ones are in a much better place,” he said. 
According to RadarOnline, Peterson had recently learned that he had a son by a woman he had a brief affair with and had not yet met the little boy. 
Medical and law enforcement personnel responded to the boy’s home after his mother’s new boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, called 911 for saying the boy was “choking.” It was later determined that he had been beaten.
Posted: Karen Civil.com 

Adrian Peterson Takes To The Field Following Loss Of His Son

Adrian Peterson arrived to a stadium full of supporting fans two hours before his matchup against the Carolina Panthers yesterday (Oct. 13).  The NFL MVP found solace in being on the field as he mourns the death of his two-year-old son.

“You may ask why? God wants good to come from it … We mourn and grieve but heaven has the baddest welcoming party for my son. That knowledge gives me peace,” the Minnesota Vikings player wrote in a text to Fox Sports sideline reporter, Laura Okmin.

Peterson pointed out that he is no stranger to playing through tragedy after hitting the field following the death of his half-brother several years ago.

“I’m still hurt and feel the pain of life, but I’m able to function because of the peace and joy of knowing my loved ones are in a much better place,” he said.

According to RadarOnline, Peterson had recently learned that he had a son by a woman he had a brief affair with and had not yet met the little boy.

Medical and law enforcement personnel responded to the boy’s home after his mother’s new boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, called 911 for saying the boy was “choking.” It was later determined that he had been beaten.

Posted: Karen Civil.com 

Rihanna Visits Lion Park In South Africa

Rihanna snuggled with some of the world’s dangerous cats during a visit to the Lion Park in South Africa, and the tattoo princess shared her experience with fans via Instagram.

While on a tour of the zoo, RiRi hugged baby cheetahs, lions and got silly by sticking her tongue out at a giraffe.

The bad gal got back to business the following day as she became the youngest performer to sell out the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg Sunday night (Oct. 13).

“Sold out stadium show in #Johannesburg,” she tweeted after her performance. “Over 67,000 people #Jah.”

Check out some of RiRi’s wildlife flicks after the jump.

Posted: Karen Civil.com 

Rihanna Gets A Traditional Maori Tattoo In New Zealand

Rihanna is no stranger to tattoos. The “Pour It Up” crooner decided to get a permanent reminder of her time in New Zealand with a traditional Maori tattoo on her hand.

Following ritual standards, the lines and symbols were etched into her skin with a chisel, mallet and ink pigment. Her tattooist, Inia Taylor at the Moko Ink Studio in West New Zealand, kept his focus while he tattooed from her fingernails down to the middle of her forearm.

The bad gal kept her composure for the most part before notably showing some discomfort towards the end. Watch Ri Ri’s latest body art addition after the jump.

Posted: Karen Civil.com 

Photos: Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Enjoy Night Out With North West

After Kanye West laid down the law on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the rapper met up with his family to enjoy a night out in Beverly Hills.

The new parents took baby North out to Hakkasan restaurant for some Cantonese cuisine, according to the Daily Mail. Nori was kept out of sight by a gray blanket draped over her stroller.

Check out some shots of mama Kim and papa Kanye pushing their precious Nori around. 

Posted: Karen Civil.com

New Music: Glenn Lewis FT. Melanie Fiona - ‘All My Love’

R&B crooner Glenn Lewis released new music ahead of his forthcoming album Moment of Truth. due out October 15. “All My Love” features fellow Canadian artist Melanie Fiona for a guitar-heavy, reggae-inspired track.

Listen to the love song above and check out some behind the scenes studio footage after the jump.

Posted: Karen Civil

Interview: K. Michelle Talks ‘Rebellious Soul’ Tour & Her Favorite New York Food Spots
K. Michelle has never been a star to hide behind a smoke screen. Through all her performances–whether on stage or on reality TV–K has always been transparent, inviting her fans into the good and bad portion of her life. After defying all of the critics’ expectations with her debut LP, Rebellious Soul, the Tennessee-born chanteuse is now focusing on touring and adjusting to New York City life.
We caught up with the “V.S.O.P” singer to talk about the success of her debut album, dining in NYC and why she enlisted Sevyn Streeter for the upcoming tour.
See more after the jump! 
What were your expectations when releasing Rebellious Soul?
K. Michelle: I just wanted to put out a good body of work. That’s what it was about. I just wanted to make sure that it was a great body of work, great music and that people really got to understand me as a musician.
What was one thing you wanted most for them to understand?
K. Michelle: That I just tell it like it is. I sing about life and I don’t really sugar coat life because life isn’t sugar coated. So I just sing about what’s important to me, what I’m going through and I know a lot of other people go through it. So that was just the biggest thing for them to get the raw reality of real situations.
When you saw that it had hit #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on both the Urban Charts and Billboard top R&B/Hip-Hop albums – how did you feel?
K. Michelle: I was very excited. You know, a lot of people did not think [that could happen]. My album was even under-shipped. A lot of people did not think my album was going to sell like that. So my first week would’ve been even bigger. So it was a blessing and it was very shocking to people and to me but it was amazing.
Do you have a favorite track on Rebellious Soul?
K. Michelle: My two favorite songs are “Sometimes” and “Ride Out.”
Why those two?
K. Michelle: “Sometimes” because I wanted to do something old school, something classic that kind’ve had an Etta James feel to it. A little bit of doo-wop, something old to it and I love that record it’s so honest. A lot of emotional feeling went it to that recording. And “Ride Out,” man that record just gets me ready to be like ‘I don’t want to be with you no more.’ I love that record.
You are always very transparent about what you’re going through with your fans through Love and Hip Hop – can we expect the same raw, real K while you’re on tour?
K. Michelle: Oh, that’s even worst. That’s my time to shine. That’s my stage and on my stage it’s my rules. No one can tell me what goes on, on my stage and that tour will be a time for me to get out everything I need to say every night.
So it’s like performance therapy?
K. Michelle: Yes, yes it is.
What’s your relationship like with Sevyn Streeter?
K. Michelle: Sevyn’s a sweetheart. I don’t know a lot about Sevyn, she’s always very pleasant. What I wanted to do – she is my label mate – so I decided that I was going to, when taking someone out, I wanted this first one to just be about me. So I said when I take somebody out I just want this person to be somebody that I actually feel like is musical. So it was a lot of people but she was my label mate and I just wanted to take her because she is a great writer.
Can we look forward to any future collabs?
K. Michelle: We might.
What is your favorite city to perform in? Why?
K. Michelle: Home is always great but I love New York. All my New York shows always sell out. I love performing in New York.
What else can fans expect from you during your performances?
K. Michelle: Just to step it up. I think it’s time to put some order to my stage shows because it’s been all worked on emotions for so long and it will still be some emotional things going on within the tour but they’re just going to see a lot of great musicians and real good music.
What has your transition to living in New York full time been like?
K. Michelle: Some days I feel like I live here, some days I don’t because with moving I haven’t been home, I’ve been on the road. Usually I’m on the road from Thursday till Sunday night or Monday morning and then I’m rushing to go film or do interviews so I haven’t just been in the city yet. Even a week to just do nothing and be in the city. I do know that my place in Manhattan is too small. I’ve only been in there three months and I’m about to move again in two weeks. It’s time to go. I’ll be in Edgewater.
It’s not enough space?
K. Michelle: I love to cook, it’s a gorgeous apartment but I’m Southern and I need a big kitchen for Sunday dinners, you know what I’m saying? A big enough kitchen to move around in so that’s what I was able to find – an apartment with enough space.
So you haven’t had time to explore the city and find a favorite restaurant yet?
K. Michelle: No, look I’ve been asking everybody about restaurants. Everybody doesn’t seem to be able to tell me about good restaurants. My sister took me to my first Mexican spot and I love Mexican. It was Benny’s Burrito but I like hood spots –the Dos Caminos I don’t want this no boogie tacos. I don’t want that stuff. I did have Amy Ruth I do like the chicken but I really need to get into the food.
Is there anything you can say about what we can expect from you on the upcoming season of Love and Hip Hop NY?
K. Michelle: Nothing. The trailer came out and people were so excited saying I was going to take the show but that wasn’t my job. I’m focusing on my own show. I’m here and there. I’m not in every episode.
Any special guys you left behind in Atlanta?
K. Michelle: My son and my family I gotta go back and fourth but that’s it.
Anything else you’d like us to know?
K. Michelle: I’m just grateful, really grateful because my fans are the ones that fight for me. I’m very grateful and humble and happy to have them.
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Interview: K. Michelle Talks ‘Rebellious Soul’ Tour & Her Favorite New York Food Spots

K. Michelle has never been a star to hide behind a smoke screen. Through all her performances–whether on stage or on reality TV–K has always been transparent, inviting her fans into the good and bad portion of her life. After defying all of the critics’ expectations with her debut LP, Rebellious Soul, the Tennessee-born chanteuse is now focusing on touring and adjusting to New York City life.

We caught up with the “V.S.O.P” singer to talk about the success of her debut album, dining in NYC and why she enlisted Sevyn Streeter for the upcoming tour.

See more after the jump! 

What were your expectations when releasing Rebellious Soul?

K. Michelle: I just wanted to put out a good body of work. That’s what it was about. I just wanted to make sure that it was a great body of work, great music and that people really got to understand me as a musician.

What was one thing you wanted most for them to understand?

K. Michelle: That I just tell it like it is. I sing about life and I don’t really sugar coat life because life isn’t sugar coated. So I just sing about what’s important to me, what I’m going through and I know a lot of other people go through it. So that was just the biggest thing for them to get the raw reality of real situations.

When you saw that it had hit #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on both the Urban Charts and Billboard top R&B/Hip-Hop albums – how did you feel?

K. Michelle: I was very excited. You know, a lot of people did not think [that could happen]. My album was even under-shipped. A lot of people did not think my album was going to sell like that. So my first week would’ve been even bigger. So it was a blessing and it was very shocking to people and to me but it was amazing.

Do you have a favorite track on Rebellious Soul?

K. Michelle: My two favorite songs are “Sometimes” and “Ride Out.”

Why those two?

K. Michelle: “Sometimes” because I wanted to do something old school, something classic that kind’ve had an Etta James feel to it. A little bit of doo-wop, something old to it and I love that record it’s so honest. A lot of emotional feeling went it to that recording. And “Ride Out,” man that record just gets me ready to be like ‘I don’t want to be with you no more.’ I love that record.

You are always very transparent about what you’re going through with your fans through Love and Hip Hop – can we expect the same raw, real K while you’re on tour?

K. Michelle: Oh, that’s even worst. That’s my time to shine. That’s my stage and on my stage it’s my rules. No one can tell me what goes on, on my stage and that tour will be a time for me to get out everything I need to say every night.

So it’s like performance therapy?

K. Michelle: Yes, yes it is.

What’s your relationship like with Sevyn Streeter?

K. Michelle: Sevyn’s a sweetheart. I don’t know a lot about Sevyn, she’s always very pleasant. What I wanted to do – she is my label mate – so I decided that I was going to, when taking someone out, I wanted this first one to just be about me. So I said when I take somebody out I just want this person to be somebody that I actually feel like is musical. So it was a lot of people but she was my label mate and I just wanted to take her because she is a great writer.

Can we look forward to any future collabs?

K. Michelle: We might.

What is your favorite city to perform in? Why?

K. Michelle: Home is always great but I love New York. All my New York shows always sell out. I love performing in New York.

What else can fans expect from you during your performances?

K. Michelle: Just to step it up. I think it’s time to put some order to my stage shows because it’s been all worked on emotions for so long and it will still be some emotional things going on within the tour but they’re just going to see a lot of great musicians and real good music.

What has your transition to living in New York full time been like?

K. Michelle: Some days I feel like I live here, some days I don’t because with moving I haven’t been home, I’ve been on the road. Usually I’m on the road from Thursday till Sunday night or Monday morning and then I’m rushing to go film or do interviews so I haven’t just been in the city yet. Even a week to just do nothing and be in the city. I do know that my place in Manhattan is too small. I’ve only been in there three months and I’m about to move again in two weeks. It’s time to go. I’ll be in Edgewater.

It’s not enough space?

K. Michelle: I love to cook, it’s a gorgeous apartment but I’m Southern and I need a big kitchen for Sunday dinners, you know what I’m saying? A big enough kitchen to move around in so that’s what I was able to find – an apartment with enough space.

So you haven’t had time to explore the city and find a favorite restaurant yet?

K. Michelle: No, look I’ve been asking everybody about restaurants. Everybody doesn’t seem to be able to tell me about good restaurants. My sister took me to my first Mexican spot and I love Mexican. It was Benny’s Burrito but I like hood spots –the Dos Caminos I don’t want this no boogie tacos. I don’t want that stuff. I did have Amy Ruth I do like the chicken but I really need to get into the food.

Is there anything you can say about what we can expect from you on the upcoming season of Love and Hip Hop NY?

K. Michelle: Nothing. The trailer came out and people were so excited saying I was going to take the show but that wasn’t my job. I’m focusing on my own show. I’m here and there. I’m not in every episode.

Any special guys you left behind in Atlanta?

K. Michelle: My son and my family I gotta go back and fourth but that’s it.

Anything else you’d like us to know?

K. Michelle: I’m just grateful, really grateful because my fans are the ones that fight for me. I’m very grateful and humble and happy to have them.

Posted: Karen Civil.com

Bow Wow Responds To ‘Catfish’ Episode: “You Can’t Impersonate This”

The internet exploded, and it didn’t take long for the rapper to react to the episode via video.

“Lets talk about how somebody is impersonating me,” he said. “First of all, that’s a hard thing to do. Just look at me. You can’t impersonate this,” he begins to explain in his video. “These eyes. These ain’t contacts. You can’t put these in your eyes to think that you’re Bow Wow.”

He also invited Keyonnah and Dee Pimpin onto the set of 106 & Park to ask a few questions about the whole ordeal. “I am opening the door here at my house and I’m inviting you to come to 106 & Park to sit down so I can ask you two some questions. We gonna do it on my time, though. On our network.”

In closing, he sent out a warning to all those getting involved in cyber relationships: “Everybody out there Internet cyber dating, just know who you’re talking to.”

Check out the full video above.

Posted: Karen Civil.com

Jay Z Signs Steven Spielberg’s Son And Daughter To Roc Nation
Jay Z is adding more superstar talent to his Roc Nation label–the daughter and adopted son of director Steven Spielberg. 
Forming pop duo Wardell, Theo and Sasha Spielberg recently released their Brother/Sister EP through an independent imprint. Roc Nation described their music as “the kind of music you’d expect from two people who grew up sharing a wall, infused with that particular intimacy that comes with a life spent knowing each other.”
 Their debut album is scheduled for a 2014 release. 
Check out what the new band has to offer on their SoundCloud page. 
Posted: Karen Civil.com

Jay Z Signs Steven Spielberg’s Son And Daughter To Roc Nation

Jay Z is adding more superstar talent to his Roc Nation label–the daughter and adopted son of director Steven Spielberg.

Forming pop duo Wardell, Theo and Sasha Spielberg recently released their Brother/Sister EP through an independent imprint. Roc Nation described their music as “the kind of music you’d expect from two people who grew up sharing a wall, infused with that particular intimacy that comes with a life spent knowing each other.”

Their debut album is scheduled for a 2014 release.

Check out what the new band has to offer on their SoundCloud page.

Posted: Karen Civil.com

ABC Grabs Kevin Hart Comedy
ABC intends to take on Kevin Hart for an untitled, multicamera project based on moments in his stand-up career. 
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has committed to a half-hour comedy that follows a newly divorced couple trying to make a friendship work for the sake of their children. 
Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, best known for Community and Scrubs, will tackle the writing for the half hour sitcom. Though Kevin will not star in the show, there will be a possible recurring role if the show is picked up.
 No date has been announced for the pilot.
Posted: Karen Civil.com

ABC Grabs Kevin Hart Comedy

ABC intends to take on Kevin Hart for an untitled, multicamera project based on moments in his stand-up career.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has committed to a half-hour comedy that follows a newly divorced couple trying to make a friendship work for the sake of their children.

Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, best known for Community and Scrubs, will tackle the writing for the half hour sitcom. Though Kevin will not star in the show, there will be a possible recurring role if the show is picked up.

No date has been announced for the pilot.

Posted: Karen Civil.com

Bun B Closes The ‘Trill’ Chapter With ‘Epilogue’
Bun B’s “trill” journey will come to an end with the release of his fourth installment The Epilogue on November 12. The Houston rapper is officially retiring the word but will continue to be the walking embodiment of it. 
“I’m going to continue to represent “trill.” You know, the “trill” was just putting a stamp as far as really representing it and showing people what it meant to be trill,” Bun explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I don’t have to overtly do that anymore, but I still am the walking embodiment of what trill is.
 The UGK grad explained that the Trill-Ogy was a clever play on words only meant to represent three albums. But don’t get it twisted–the rapper will still be making music that speaks to all things “trill.” 
“I don’t have to name my album Trill anything for people to know that it is trill and I am trill. But it did work for those three albums,” he said. 
The Epilogue enlists some heavyweight talent, including tracks with Big K.R.I.T, Pimp C and Lil Boosie called “Cake” and the recently released single “Fire” with Rick Ross and 2 Chainz, a cut originally meant to appear on the Trill-Ogy. 
“So because I never really felt I could release the song 100 percent at the time, I chose not to,” he said. “Now, most people who would’ve had a Rick Ross [or 2 Chainz] verse would’ve found some way to put it out on their album, but when you’ve got good music, good music is timeless.”
 With various ventures under his belt (see: rap coloring book), Bun will also add being the first rapper to ever perform with the Houston Symphony. “It’s the 100-year anniversary of the Houston Symphony and the 100-year anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League, so they’re partnering together for a concert presentation honoring Houston heroes of civil rights and people who have stood injustice, against hatred, and against violence, specifically in the city of Houston,” he said. “So they wanted to put together a musical accompaniment, and they thought it was the perfect time to incorporate a hip-hop element, and my name came first on the list.”
Check out the full interview here. 
Posted: Karen Civil.com 

Bun B Closes The ‘Trill’ Chapter With ‘Epilogue’

Bun B’s “trill” journey will come to an end with the release of his fourth installment The Epilogue on November 12. The Houston rapper is officially retiring the word but will continue to be the walking embodiment of it.

“I’m going to continue to represent “trill.” You know, the “trill” was just putting a stamp as far as really representing it and showing people what it meant to be trill,” Bun explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I don’t have to overtly do that anymore, but I still am the walking embodiment of what trill is.

The UGK grad explained that the Trill-Ogy was a clever play on words only meant to represent three albums. But don’t get it twisted–the rapper will still be making music that speaks to all things “trill.”

“I don’t have to name my album Trill anything for people to know that it is trill and I am trill. But it did work for those three albums,” he said.

The Epilogue enlists some heavyweight talent, including tracks with Big K.R.I.T, Pimp C and Lil Boosie called “Cake” and the recently released single “Fire” with Rick Ross and 2 Chainz, a cut originally meant to appear on the Trill-Ogy.

“So because I never really felt I could release the song 100 percent at the time, I chose not to,” he said. “Now, most people who would’ve had a Rick Ross [or 2 Chainz] verse would’ve found some way to put it out on their album, but when you’ve got good music, good music is timeless.”

With various ventures under his belt (see: rap coloring book), Bun will also add being the first rapper to ever perform with the Houston Symphony. “It’s the 100-year anniversary of the Houston Symphony and the 100-year anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League, so they’re partnering together for a concert presentation honoring Houston heroes of civil rights and people who have stood injustice, against hatred, and against violence, specifically in the city of Houston,” he said. “So they wanted to put together a musical accompaniment, and they thought it was the perfect time to incorporate a hip-hop element, and my name came first on the list.”

Check out the full interview here.

Posted: Karen Civil.com