Update:Beyonce' makes history with Vogue cover new photos

Beyonce' is gracing the cover of Vogue magazine's most prestigious issue of the year.

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Queen Bey is making history as the first African American artist to cover the September issue and the third black woman to make the cover alone.

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The Vogue September cover is the most coveted in the fashion industry. No information on when this issue will hit stands but you know I'm going to be the first in line to get a copy or two!

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DeeTales Podcast Recap Queen To Bey

Links and info on the topics we discussed in Episode 3: Queen To Bey






This week was all about the 2015 Met Gala. Now look. We know there are all kinds of horrors and injustices going on and people are in pain and poor and all the leaves are brown. Being excited about fashion and the spectacle of the Met Gala doesn't mean we aren't deep. It means we needed a break from the news. Some of y'all really tried it with that meme comparing the gala to the Hunger Games elite and Baltimore as District 13. Umm chill. If we go through some of y'all instagrams I bet we would find all kinds of selfies, vacations, bikini pics and new car flossing, pretty much you enjoying life and not giving a second thought to what's happening in the world in that moment. HAVE A SEAT! 


Ok back the fashion! 

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And of course Beyonce shut it all the way down






No words. Just...none. The Coming To America realness had us singing...








Gronk twerked





And Deidre and Melynda swapped horror stories from when they worked with kids and Deidre promised to make Finger Juice the next time she sees Melynda.

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Finger Juice Recap

5.11.2015

Links and info on the topics we discussed in Episode 2: Finger Juice






This week Baltimore State's Attorney Marlyin Mosby charged six officers with the homicide of Freddie Gray





Meanwhile, Deidre's friends tried make a love connection with City Councilman Nick Mosby after this interview





And then we found out he was married.


The Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight happened and the only thing that mattered was Beyonce's outfit.




Usually dapper Denzel showed up looking like that uncle who harrasses your friends at the cookout.




Jamie Foxx botched the anthem, some dudes threw punches, people on social media were salty over the coins earned and there was a national chicken wing shortage. At the end of the day...



In attempt to lighten spirits, we shared our favorite moments in reality tv history. 

1. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills You Beast




2. Real Housewives of Atlanta Phaedra vs. Kenya




***Update*** Phaedra's baby daddy is in prison again. Kenya is still without child


3. The Real World Boston Vaj vs Montana


4. Real World Hawaii Ruthie's Intervention


















5. Making Da Band 5 Best Rappers



6. So You Think You Can Dance Joshua and Katie's No Air (that moment at :50 tho!)




7.  The Real Housewives of New Jersey Table Flip

















8. Real World Seattle the Slap


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And while medicated, Deidre tried to use this scene from Jane the Virgin to explain how love is like finger juice. Yeah, it happened.






Did we forget a reality tv moment? Are you watching Jane the Virgin? If not, get on over to the CW and catch up. Would you try Deidre's Finger Juice cocktail?

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Can't Trust It Recap

Links and info on the topics we discussed in Episode 1: Can't Trust It.






If you would like to know more about transgender equality after the Bruce Jenner interview, visit the National Center for Transgender Equality 





Here is Deidre and Melynda's favorite Kanye West video All Falls Down. More irony? Stacey Dash is in the video. She's since lost her damn mind and works for Fox News.









Now that Shonda Rhimes has killed our beloved Derek Christopher Shepherd, Grey's fans must rely on Dr. Jackson Avery to hold it down with his fine self! For real, Jesse Williams plays Jackson by day and slays ignorance and racism on social media when he scrubs out. Here is a link to his website.



He's fine and smart!!!!


We also showed love to life at HBCUs, specifically the food, homecoming concerts and A Different World.





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Joy in the Morning: Beyonce and Jay-Z On The Run Tour

Sup?

So I've been threatening to come out of web-tirement for a few months now but, life kept getting in the way and we will get to that later!

I was having a really rough morning. I was work-a-cidal meaning I was dying to get home. No shade to my job, it was just difficult returning to work after spending a wonderful weekend with my loved ones plus I was sleepy and hangry. Not to mention, it's been a craptastic week in pop culture. Between shower rod sex, housewives fighting and racist team owners, I needed some good news. And at 8:10 my Lord delivered.





For real, for real, I wept. Real tears when I heard about Beyonce and Jay-Z touring together. For those of you who aren't down with the Carters, follow the ushers and they will show you to the exits to the left, to the left.

 If you know me, you know I've been waiting for this since Skippy was a puppy. This is my Super Bowl. These are my Olympics, this is the mother trucking CARTER FAMILY ON TOUR!!!

My friend/co-worker told me the news and my response was too colorful to repost (my momma reads this) but let's just say I lost every ounce of chill the I was blessed with.

 
Y'all just don't know. When the rumors started circulating, I threw some change in my Bey Bank and I am so glad I did! Tickets are on sale tomorrow for Beehive stans like myself and I am throwing all my coins at Queen Bey. And let's face it, they don't need my change, when Blue Ivy is walking around like this:

Point is, I'm over the moon and I'm ready for this concert! I've seen them separately but never together. I thought about posting the tour schedule on here but I don't need no competition when I'm placing my order. Y'all are on ya own!

Until then, just know that I am going to do whatever it takes to get to this show. If you know anyone looking for part time help, a kidney, some lady eggs, just holla at me ok? 

And to quote Nettie Harris from The Color Purple, when it comes to the On The Run Tour: 




Have a BEYutiful day!!

Beast Mode Part 1


Hello Dee-talers! Heads up, I'm writing this on the fly from my phone so we might have a gang of typos and I'm gonna need for you to get past that and focus on the bigger picture here ok?



You ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired? I realized I have been in a physical funk and after losing a good amount of weight and living a healthy lifestyle, I was back on Team Fluffikins.

Sipping wine, eating cookie butter, watching Series 3 of Downton Abbey like it was my job. Man I was up to no good! But who wants to work out??? Why do I have to sweat!? Pass the cookie butter and leave me be!




Then this happened...





Dang Superbowl Halftime Show. Dang Destiny's Child Reunion. Dang Beyonce's  gyrating. And Dang Kelly Rowland's ridiculously cut arms!!





Wake up call!!  I called myself learning the break it down part to End of Time and almost collapsed a lung. Not cool!

 
So fine. I will never be a member of Destiny's Child. I will never wear a python onesie in front of 100 million people, but can I get my lungs to hold enough air to get me through a song please God? Can I live!!??

Ok I'm being dramatic (again) point is its time to get off Team Fluffikins and work my way up to being a starter on Team Fly As A Mugg. I've been easing into things. A class here and there, waling and eating better but it's time to get turnt up!

So today I am attempting to kick start my efforts by doing 4 yes 4 workouts in one day.

Now listen I ain't stupid. This won't be an everyday thing, but I'm looking at it as my Get it Right Inauguration. I Deidre James hereby do solemnly swear to dedicate my time and efforts into being well, fly as a mugg!

So I'm going to keep track of every activity and hopefully I can complete all 4. No skipping ahead alright? Ok let's go!





photo by Level 5 Studio


Workout #1: All Them Mocha Lattes You Gotta Do Pilates

12:15 PM
I went to Level 5 Studios for my very 1st Pilates class.
I met my instructor who was tall blonde  beautiful and very kind. The class had 4 other Pilates Pros and I was the thickest most out of shape newbie in the bunch.

The class was challenging but I felt comfortable in the company of the other class mates. The instructor modified the moves for me, took time to correct my poses and even challenged me to do some advanced moves.
I will say at one point when we were in children's pose. I thought I was going suffocate myself with my breasteses!
At the end of the class, everyone congratulated me on not giving up and I took a bow. I have a loooong way to go before I'm anywhere close to being as good as my classmates, but I still give the experience an A!



Tips: wear light weight breathable clothing, if you're busty, lock those chesticles down and wear a crew neck shirt. No v-necks! Also make sure your feet don't look like a smashed up bag of Fritos. No shoes, no socks, so grease up those ankles!
Invest in a comfy mat. You will spend a lot of time on it and you will sweat!

Work Out #2 Show Me What You're Twerkin With

Confession, I can't dance like I used to. I mean I can dance as in I still know the moves to Janet Jackson videos and I can bust out the routine to Bell Biv Devoe's Poison but umm as far as the dances that are popular today, I'm a straight up old lady. So I googled YouTube video tutorials on some of today's moves like the Dougie, Twerkin, the REAL Harlem Shake and the Cat Daddy.




Maaaaan that was just sad. I don't think my Lord and Savior wants me to be Twerk Team Captain because I swear on my last jar of cookie butter you will never see me twerking in public. The movements, the sounds, the facial expressions. I quit this workout before I could burn a single calorie. I don't want to dance like this. Didn't break any kind of sweat, but I did break my own heart. That was just sad. I give that an F!!


Ok this post is getting long and I have to get ready for my other work outs. Do I have it in me or will I stay on team Fluffikins?

To be continued...