Patti LaBelle, whom most of us would consider to fit squarely into the “history-making power divas” category, isn’t too fond of the d-word anymore. According to LaBelle:
“That word is used so loosely that I don’t even consider myself a diva. I always considered myself a woman who sings her heart out and who gives 120 percent. ‘Diva’ is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. It’s not cute anymore.”
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The word diva has been horribly overused of late. Virtually everyone’s a diva. You send your chicken dish back because it tastes funny? Diva. You want your water at room temperature? Divalicious. You can’t stand yellow M&Ms? Complete diva behavior.
But then there are some real divas. And Sunday night, VH1 put together a little show honoring them — women like Whitney Houston, who received a tribute performance from Melanie Fiona and Jordin Sparks. We may have been called divas in our time, but we’re nothing compared to these ladies.
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Snapping — you’re doing it wrong. At least according to this instructional video-cum-tone poem about the proper way to snap a bitch out. Learn the difference between a domestic snap and a “grand diva” snap — and please, don’t get it twisted. [Boing Boing
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Sure, she grew up in the Bronx as down-home “Jenny from the Block,” but now she’s a global celebrity: singer, actress and red-carpet glamour queen. So is Jennifer Lopez a diva? Jay Leno put her to the test on the “Tonight Show.” Watch the video … Keep reading »
VH1 is bringing back its “VH1 Divas” concert series Sept. 17 after a four-year hiatus. But don’t get too excited yet. Some idiot over at the network thinks Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele should join the ranks of Mary J. Blige, Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Celine Dion, who have all been honored on the broadcast concert before. These four young singers, however, are not divas — they’re not even on their way to becoming divas! Keep reading »