Spring has officially sprung and I’m so excited I can barely stand it!! Today is the first 65-degree, sunny in NYC day of the season and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. You see, March 27, 2009 is the day I’m giving birth. Birth? Yes birth. Not to a real live human baby but to my long-gestating screenplay Crazy Black Chicks!!…
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I Met Deepak!!

It was Valentine’s Day and there he was sitting at a table in China Grill, casually having dinner with a friend. Of course, once I realized it was him I started hyperventilating a bit but I was certainly able to compose myself enough to go over and speak to him. He was incredibly open and generous and after I blabbered on and on about how his work has affected my life, he let me (and my friend Abiola) take a photo with him.…
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On Growing Up – Gems from Mrs. Obama

As you know I’ve become obsessed with all things Presidential since Mr. Obama’s election and inauguration and to that end I’ve become an avid reader of the White House Blog. Today there is a post about the First Lady’s visit to Howard University where she addresses the age-old question, “What are you going to do when you grow up?” This is a question I ask myself all the time.

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MBBL Episode 2: The One with the Sparkly Dress

It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally completed Episode 2 of MBBL and I’m super excited to share it with you! This is a behind-the-scenes look at a film I shot last year called The Yakuza and The Mermaid. It’s really special to me because it marks my singing debut (on film that is). Egads! As you know, singing is my first-est love so combining my love of singing and my passion for moviemaking is just about the cat’s pajamas.

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How I Organize and Store My Makeup

How I Organize and Store My Makeup

Organization and access are the watchwords when storing your makeup. If you’re like me, someone with limited space but lots of product, keeping all your favorites organized and accessible in one space can be challenging. In today’s video, I’m giving you a glimpse behind the scenes of my daily makeup storage/application area and I show you how I whipped my makeup collection into shape for easy access and frustration-free mornings.… Read More