Meagan Good recently gushed about her new marriage to Seventh Day Adventist pastor DeVon Franklin, and had one piece of advice for women looking for the right man: don’t settle. After talking about the difference in her relationship with DeVon verses her previous romantic relationships, she says “Sometimes”...you make what you think are sacrifices because you see there’s potential here, or this person has it in their heart there’s just got to be some growing. Ultimately one thing I would say to all women is don’t settle. It is out there, it does exist and God is so much bigger and greater than what our small minds can think. What we think is impossible is absolutely possible and I’m definitely living proof of that. My marriage is living proof of that.” [Elev8]
Jay-Z and Beyonce never stop making power moves. In his cameo in the new commercial for Duracell’s Powermat JV, a device designed to keep mobile devices charged throughout the day, Jay gets a call from wife Beyonce, before delivering the slogan “Never be Powerless.” Jay-Z announced his partnership as spokesperson for the product back in January saying “I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution,” [Atlanta Blackstar]
Holly Robinson-Peete and hubby Rodney Peete hosted their 14th Annual DesignCare event at their house in Malibu. The annual event supports the couple’s HollyRod Foundation, which supports individuals and families dealing with Parkinson’s Disease and autism. Paula Abdul, Tracee Ellis Ross, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and husband Dondre Whitfield, Michael Ealy, and Arsenio Hall, were among the star-studded event’s guests. [Black Celeb Kids]
Comedy Central has given the greenlight to the new sketch comedy series, D-Rock, produced by comedian Chris Rock. The show features comedian D-Shawn Raw and his diverse group of friends as they make fun of pop culture and themselves through comedic skits. Chris also produces the show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell which premieres on Comedy Central on August 9th. [Deadline]
Will Smith and son Jaden were in Philly this week for the 9th annual Charlie Mack’s Party for Peace Weekend. Organized by Will’s long-time aide Charlie Mack, the weekend’s events benefit Philadelphia area non-violence groups, including Mothers in Charge, a support group for women who have lost loved ones due to violence. Terry Crews, his wife Rebecca and family were also in attendance. [Pulse Radio]
while i have nothing against megan goode or any celebrity why does the message seem to resonate more when a celebrity says it? Don’t settle – is old and good advice. If i say it, people immediately downplay it, but when someone who’s been married for all of 8 mins says it- it’s solid advice.
lest i sound like an old shrew, i’m not, just wary of celebrities who feel the need to give us their .02 cents on marriage.
Interesting. Something we all knew. I gather she felt the need to reinforce the statement. Glad she’s happy though. I wonder what advice she’ll be giving at the 1,5,10+ year mark.
LOL at the other two comments. I was hesitant to say anything, but I agree…newlyweds should steer clear of giving advice, because to a certain extent they are giving the advice through rose colored, euphoric glasses and not experience. Glad she’s happy, but honestly everyone is at the beginning!
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I love that she is HAPPY and on cloud 9. I didn’t take “don’t settle” as advice per se *shrug* either way CONGRATS and I hope she is still around “giving advice” YEARS from now too!