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Weekly Wrap-Up: Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Last week we were saying goodbye to 2016, and now we’re welcoming in the New Year! Although we’re only 6 days into 2017, you can be sure there were still a lot of headlines! Let’s take a look at the news from this past week.

Mariah Carey Flops at Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve

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Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve is definitely a staple on television come New Years’ Eve. When Mariah Carey hit the stage ready to perform, many people were probably expecting the talented vocalist to blow the audience away. Unfortunately, the audience and millions of viewers were blown away in the worst of ways. The performance began with “Auld Lang Syne” which may or may not have started the lip sync fiasco, but it continued into the performance of her number one hit “Emotions.”

During the performance, Carey expressed that she couldn’t hear the music and asked for the monitors to be turned on. As Mariah Carey walked around the stage, the music played in the background. She then went into her more recent #1 single from 2005 “We Belong Together.” For this performance, Carey was clearly singing under the track, removing her mic multiple times.

Mariah’s camp placed fault on Dick Clark Productions and said that they set the singer up to fail knowing that her in-ear monitor wasn’t working. Jenny McCarthy, who was working the event alongside Ryan Seacrest, has since stated that Carey chose to stand on the sidelines of the stage while a stand-in went through her last rehearsal.

Beyonce & Kendrick Lamar to Headline Coachella

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One of the biggest festivals of the year, Coachella is a staple in the Californian desert every year. With celebrities like the Rihanna and The Weeknd walking around, it’s always sure to be a star-studded event. The past few years have seen the headliners Calvin Harris and Drake, but Beyonce will be the first black woman to headline the event. Oh, and did we mention that Kendrick Lamar will be headlining as well? We can be sure that a lot more people will be heading out into the desert this April!

Couples Calling It Quits in 2017

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While we were all hoping 2017 would be the year of love, it seems that a few famous couples are calling it quits. Although they just began as rumors, it seems that rapper T.I. and Tiny are divorcing. After being together since 2001 and marrying in 2010, the couple has had 3 children together.

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It seems that they’re not the only couple calling it quits in 2017! On Twitter, Nicki Minaj announced that she was no longer with her boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill. The couple was together for 2 years. Who knows? Maybe we’ll soon see a collaboration with her Young Money pal, Drake.

Birthday Shout Outs!

Happy 21st Birthday to Gabby Douglas! (December 31)

Happy 48th Birthday to Morris Chestnut! (January 1)

Happy 41st Birthday to Tank! (January 1)

Happy 24th Birthday to Bryson Tiller! (January 2)

Happy 49th Birthday to Cuba Gooding Jr.! (January 2)

Happy 46th Birthday to Taye Diggs! (January 2)

Happy 31st Birthday to Lloyd! (January 3)

Happy 63rd Birthday to Tina Knowles! (January 4)

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New Year, new you! You might be taking the plunge and decide to go natural this year! While your hair is still recovering and growing, you might be missing the look of a full head of hair. If you’re going natural and are looking for some extensions to match your natural curl, we found some kinky extensions that will come all the way through! While you get glammed up for a girls’ night out or a date, we’ve dished out a few tips for the women looking for love in 2017. And if you’ve already found your love, spend some time finding out if you’re an expert on one of the greatest girl groups of all time, TLC! Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to get your body right in the gym? We all know the biggest part of staying focused during a workout is the music! For all of our 90s lovers, our workout playlist will have you ready to break a sweat and pump some iron! 2017 is the year of your best body!

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This month we’re all about getting–and staying–on the right track for 2017. One of the best ways to get your life right is with organization and decluttering. Check out My Brown Box‘s post on reclaiming your space in 2017 to set you on the right track.

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