Young mothers Julie Dix and Danielle Ayotte founded Taggies, Inc. after meeting in their toddlers' playgroup. Danielle immediately noticed the "blankie" Julie's toddler carried -- trimmed all around with satiny, colorful little "tags," the kind babies always seem to find and love to rub.
Now all the Hollywood celebrity moms are fans, including TV Guide Channel host Zoriana Kitt, Chandra Wilson, Tisha Campbell, Tia Carrere, Shirly Brener, Rena Sofer, Ming Na, Melina Kanakaredes, Malinda Williams, Kat Dennings, Jayneoni Moore, Dr. Linda Li ("Dr. 90210"), Kevin Weisman ("Alias"), Joey Fisher ('Til Death), Jean Louisa Kelly (Yes, Dear), MTV's Bill Bellamy, and Angela Bassett.
When I highlighted MIMS, I was referred to the rise of another star: Attitude. He proved himself as a songwriter with the success of Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous," which he co-wrote. His mentor is Timbaland and he is getting a lot of support from Danjahandz, Lil' Jon, Polow Da Don, Drumma Boy, Three 6 Mafia, and Nitti. The Birmingham, Alabama native is putting a new spin on Hip-Hop.
What are Quincy Jones and Vickie Winans doing on this gift table? Like Terrence Howard, they two are collecting their gifts when they attennded the 2007 Trumpet Awards at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other stars who attended the event were Lisa Raye, Toni Braxton, and Tommy Davidson. The Trumpet Awards were created to recognize the achievements of African Americans in the areas of arts, business, and community service.
What is Terrence Howard doing admiring that expensive designer watch? He is collecting his goodie bagz at the Trumpet Awards at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. And in case you were curious, what does the bag contain?
1. Marc Ecko messenger bag with shoulder strap and women's and men's high performance chronograph watches.
2. HIM men's fragrance with hints of cedar, amber, and musk.
3. Tortuga Imports rum cakes.
4. Celsius calorie burning soda, which also boosts energy levels.
5. Generation Dance DVD and CD set.
One of the things that is a lot of fun to do is to explore new artists and this time I am proud to highlight MIMS. Particularly, his latest hit "This Is Why I'm Hot." This song is a skeletal, braggadocio club track that gives nods to classic New York rap, Midwest Hip-Hop, Southern rap and Hyphy movements. The song's Reggae remix toasts to MIMS' Jamaican roots with guest appearances by Reggae legend Junior Reid and Baby Cham. "As an artist I want people to expect the unexpected," he says. "Don't think for one minute that I am going to come this way all the time. You'll hear one record and go wild - 'Wow. He did that?' I want people to listen to the album and expect the unexpected because this is only the beginning. It is going to get better than this."