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Brandy Gets Caught in the Media Fly Trap

Jarid Manos | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Jarid Manos

The media's gleeful and jeering misrepresentation of what happened to Brandy in South Africa is a cautionary tale for those in the media, the public eye, and the public itself.

Brandy Had A Really, Really Bad Night

Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

Brandy tried to bring her act to South Africa last weekend, but it almost didn't count. The "Boy is Mine" singer took the stage at the 90,000-capac...

Three New & Rare Cognacs That Cost More Than a Trip to Paris

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.18.2013 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Don your bathrobe and pretend it's a silk smoking jacket as you get a taste for three of the priciest brandies out there.

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Essence Festival wrapped up last night with an electrifying performance by the one-and-only Beyoncé. And with a headliner like that and a we...

REVIEW: Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, And Maxwell Shine At Essence Music Fest

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- As the concert portion of the 2013 Essence Music Festival kicked off on Friday night, The Huffington Post was live on hand to take in o...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington stepped out looking lovelier then ever in Los Angeles at the 2013 Human Rights Campaign event. The "Scandal" actress opted for a stra...

How Bonkers Is Tyler Perry's New Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Today, a new movie directed by Tyler Perry (Star Trek) that conveniently has the director's name in the title, Tyler Perry's Temptation -- or, if you want to be a real stickler, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor -- is playing at your local multiplex. Since it wasn't screened for press, I became one of 37 people on Thursday night to purchase a ticket for the 10:00 p.m. showing near Union Square in New York City. As a service, I went ahead and answered every question you could possibly have about Tyler Perry's Temptation.

2013 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, and Keyshia Cole are among the star-studded list of performers scheduled to perform at this year’s annual ESSENCE ...

Whose Engagement Ring Is This?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

This holiday season, some celebs had an extra reason to celebrate -- they got engaged! These stars rang in the New Year with their new fiances and ...

How Does Brandy Feel About Her Unexpected Proposal?

Posted 01.03.2013 | Celebrity

The boy is hers — much to her surprise. Brandy told People magazine that her recent proposal to music-executive boyfriend Ryan Press was complet...

PHOTO: Brandy Shows Off Her Engagement Ring

Posted 01.02.2013 | Weddings

Is Brandy fixing her hair poolside in this photo? Oh, wait, no, she's showing off her new engagement ring. The R&B singer, who confirmed her engage...

The World of Distilled Spirits (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 02.26.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

"Yeast never sleeps," said Sebastian Degens. Which is a good thing, since Degens and his wife, Erika, depend on it to ferment the fruit and grain mash...

Spice Travel: Chai Saffron-Plum Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Ken Leung

Making this recipe is a broader sensory experience than most others. Plums with brandy and cinnamon glisten as you sauté them on the stove top. Not long after your start baking the cake, the vibrant notes of saffron permeate the kitchen.

Brandy: 'The Worst Feelings In The World Is To Be Misunderstood'

Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

There is a such thing as bad publicity. Especially publicity that doesn’t represent who you really are. And for me, I think one of the worst feeling...

What Becomes a Hollywood Legend Most? Oscar 2013 Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan Talk Money, Sex, and Power

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.

Brandy's Big Comeback

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment

R&B singer Brandy has defied the odds with her latest single, using her iconic vocals -- and yes, a little help from soul crooner and part-time rapper...

PHOTOS: Brandy Steps Out, Looks Fabulous | Posted 08.15.2012 | Celebrity

R&B Singer Brandy is really beginning to come into her own....

What Is Fortified Wine, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Port, Sherry, Madeira, Banyuls and Marsala all hover in that all-inclusive dessert category of wine that most casual wine drinkers don't take the time to ponder.

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Best-Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices

The stars were out and shining Sunday night for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Despite our red carpet faves like Beyonce, Rihanna an...

Brandy Talks New Album And Whitney Houston

The Boombox | Posted 07.14.2012 | Black Voices

"We know that females are catty. We get jealous of each other very fast," Brandy said during her In House visit with The BoomBox....

Monteru: A Mixology Competition

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

A bartending competition was recently held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. A half-dozen mixologists from some of L.A.'s finest drinking establishments were charged with the task of creating a new cocktail.

A Dozen Sipping Rums To Challenge Your Preconceptions

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

For far too many imbibers, rum is something that comes in a bottle with a pirate on it, and should be followed by the words "and Coke." It breaks my heart, it really does.

Brandy: 'I Had An Eating Disorder As A Teen'

Posted 04.25.2012 | Celebrity

With a hit television show and a successful music career, Brandy Norwood was one of the biggest stars of the 1990s, but her life was far from perfect....

'Drop Dead Diva' Gets Season 4 Premiere Date

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

Mark your calendars: Lifetime has scheduled "Drop Dead Diva's" 13-episode fourth season return for Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. The premiere episode bring...

From 'Glee' To 'Battleship,' The Week's Most Brutal Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment

The reviews for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's new horror flick "The Cabin in the Woods" have been mostly positive. However there was one critic who w...