Zoe Saldana Dishes to Marie Claire About Hubby And Relationship

Zoe Saldana is decked out in all denim for Marie Claire‘s August issue. She dishes to the mag about her marriage it Italian artist Marco Perego. She says it was an instant attraction between them. They’ve been married a year – just months after ending 2 year relationship with Bradley Cooper. She also shares life with her family and growing up in the Dominican Republic. 

Here is what the 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actress had to share with the mag:

On her relationship with husband Marco Perego: 

“I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”

On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships:

“Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

On disrespect: 

“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

On dream roles: 

“I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba. We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve it. No more complaining. We have to do it.”

               

On growing up in Dominican Republic: 

“I had many female bullies growing up who wanted us to be submissive and to follow and to kiss ass, and that’s the last thing any Saldana will ever do, honestly.”

On visiting her family:

I love coming to New York because my family is here,” says Saldana, 36, who spent the first nine years of her life in Queens, where her mother, stepfather, and grandmother still live. “But I’m always busy working, so I make them all come sleep over with me.” “Them” includes her two sisters, Mariel and Cisely, with whom she runs the L.A.-based production company CineStar Productions, and from whom she is virtually inseparable. “They bring their pillows, and we get extra beds,” Saldana continues. “My grandma lies on the couch. It’s just delicious.”

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New Official Video: Nicki Minaj ‘Pills N Potions’

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After weeks of heavy promotion, the Pills N Potions video is finally here. Take a look at a softer, sweeter side of Nicki Minaj. This girl stays reinventing herself. The Game makes a cameo appearance and the vid is directed by Michael Angelos. ‘Pills N Potions’ is the first single from Minaj’s new album “The Pink Print” coming later this year.

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Maya Angelou Phenomenal Woman: My Tribute

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Upon hearing of the death of Dr. Maya Angelou, I wept. Something I have never done when it comes to a public figure. I find it hard to write this because I was so personally touched by Maya Angelou. She was not just a Queen, but for people like me who live and breathe for the written word, she was a Goddess. And it’s not just the words she spoke, but the deep resonance of her majestic voice made you feel her words before your brain can register them. She knew the power of words, and so she chose the ones she spoke very carefully.

Dr. Angelou taught us about courage, love, boldness, forgiveness, history and humanity. I read “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”  when I was younger and broken due to my own traumatic experiences early in life. I loved the book, but didn’t quite understand it. Since then I’ve read so many of her quotes and poems that have fed and helped to heal my soul. Let’s just say that I now know why the caged bird sings. I hope these quotes can help you rise and become the phenomenal woman (or man) you were destined to be.

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Best of the Best Concert Recap

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                                   Barrington Levy, Etana and Shal Marshall

The Best of the Best concert happened this past Memorial Day weekend, and it was quite the show. If you were not  there, you missed a good show. With over twenty artists performing, there was something for everyone in any age group. For all the diehard Reggae and Soca fans, it was pure bliss. And the crowd; they were all the way live. Check out some pics from the event, and we will update later with some videos.

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Beres Hammond

        

                                          Beenie Man via Instagram

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                                     Singing Melody

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I copped a photo with the amazing Bunji Garlin

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Best of the Best Concert Artist Spotlight: The Bahamas Rat Pack

Bahamas Rat Pack features 4 artists (D.Mac – M.Deez – Sammi Starr – SosaMan). They  are unique in that they have four different styles of music genres (Rake N’ Scrape, Reggae, R&B, Rap). Cyclone Entertainment teamed up with the crew of four of the Bahamas most notable names in music today to bring you the “Thank You Riddim“. Their first release for the year is “Top Of The World” . These four artists are bringing together their special brand of music representing the Bahamas. Their main goal is taking the Bahamas to the world through entertainment.

Check them out on May 25th at Best of the Best concert at Bayfront Park in Miami.

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