Posts tagged "cuba"

Beyonce Defends Her And Jay-Z’s Trip To Cuba

Remember when Beyonce and Jay-Z went to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary and everyone got all up in arms about? Well, even though the United States has for decades upheld laws that basically tell Americans not to travel to Cuba, Beyonce says she was still shocked by the amount of flack she received for going there.
She told ABC News o…

Celebuzz / May 6, 2013

Stacey Dash Steps On Her Soapbox Again & Claims Beyonce And Jay-Z Fund Communism

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba is bothering the insanely gorgeous Stacey Dash. The former “Single Ladies” actress hopped on Twitter to let the most powerful couple in music know that they’re in the wrong for visiting the communist country.
Remember those “99 Problems” Jay-Z claimed to have and none of them being a bitch … well…

Hello Beautiful / April 10, 2013

Beyonce & Jay-Z Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary In Cuba

Another day, another reason to be completely jealous of Beyonce and Jay-Z. I have always wanted to go to Cuba, but I’m totally paranoid about going because technically you’re not supposed to visit as a tourist. But yet here Jayonce is, celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary with my dream vacay. They are just the luckiest. Totally digging…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2013

Cuba’s Plus-Size Dance Troupe Is Breaking Stereotypes, Opening Minds

Cuban dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas used to belong to a traditional dance troupe, but he rarely made it on stage because of his weight. “I created a character for myself to play, Giant Baby, and that was the first and only time I was allowed on stage,” he says. “I needed more opportunitie…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2012

Swimmer Diana Nyad Abandons 103-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer who attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark tank, abandoned her goal on Tuesday morning. Nyad began her swim on Sunday and was followed by a team of 30 people operating an electrical field to repel sharks. As a condition of her competition, she…

Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Cuba Wants Ladies To Start Smoking Cigars

In response to cigar sales lagging, Cuba is trying to interest women smokers in “the Julieta,” a milder version of its “Romeo y Julieta” cigar. The marketing director for Habaneros, the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, said they hope “the Julieta” dispels the myth that cigars contain “only strong tobacco for men.” [Reuters]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2010

Woo Hoo! Americans Can Visit Relatives In Cuba. Will The Rest Of Us Be Able To Go Soon?

For 40 years, Americans have been banned from traveling to Cuba. But this week, Barack Obama eased travel restrictions for people with relatives in the communist country. Raul Castro, who took over when little brother Fidel was hospitalized in 2006, said, “We have sent word to the U.S. government…We are willing to discuss everything—human rights,…

Alex Leo / April 19, 2009

No Gay Pride In Cuba

The first gay pride parade was supposed to take place in Cuba yesterday, but just minutes before the unofficial march was set to begin, two of its organizers were detained. The activists were going to deliver a set of demands to the justice department, which included an apology from the government for its past repressio…

Catherine Strawn / June 26, 2008

Thursday Quickies!

The C-String freaks us the hell out. [Boinkology]
Well this is a change. Cuba is now offering free sex changes! [MSNBC]
Brilliant! A Ting Tings/Estelle mash-up! [Popbytes]
Do men or women have it worse when it comes to aging? Women go through menopause, men lose their hair. [The Times, U.K.]
Sex is apparently better whe…

The Frisky / June 19, 2008