Monica & Shannon Brown Engaged.

Congratulations to Monica & Shannon Brown of the LA Lakers. The two became engaged over the weekend.  The pair have only dated a few months. They met this summer when Brown starred in the music video for Monica’s single “Love All Over Me.” Monica flashed a large rose-cut engagement ring in a photo distributed via Twitter, and in a posting she addressed naysayers who might consider their relationship too rushed. “We realize people will have their opinions,” Monica tweeted. “That’s the way of the world. But we know who we are & who’s we are.”

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

100 Most POWERFUL Sistas On Twitter.

In a time when Black Women are NOT looked upon favorably, it brings my heart such joy & pleasure to present to you “The 100 Most Powerful Black Women On Twitter” List! According to BlackWeb2.0, they used Klout and Twittergrader, two online reputation measurement tools, to compile a list of the 100 most powerful black women on Twitter. These women have gained a tremendous amount of influence on Twitter by amassing a large number of followers, retweets, and memberships on user lists.

Now I don’t know how the HELL KAT STACKS got on this list, but the rest of these women are PHENOMENAL! They omitted quite a few I can think of off the top of my head. But for the most part, I follow MOST of these ladies myself, and I’m proud to be able to call many of them Friend.


-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Rank Picture Profile Followers Following Updates Listed Tweet
1 AngelaSimmons
Angela Renee Simmons | LA
live, love, life
262,347 140 4,678 2,679
2 OfficialKimora
Kimora Lee Simmons | In the Fab Lane
Model,Mogul,Mom! Designer, TV personality, Author, Perfumista, Married 2 Djimon Hounsou, Mother of Ming Lee, Aoki Lee+ Kenzo Lee. Living Life n the FAB Lane!
190,197 964 15,189 2,824
3 TherealTaraji
Taraji P. Henson | Everywhere Love IS
Taraji aka TJ was born and raised in Washington DC. Single mother and doin the damn thang!
232,269 160 232,274 3,632
Nicki MinajOfficial Nicki Minaj Twitter.
1,126,909 606 3,173 16,058
5 ReaganGomez
Reagan Gomez | Cali WorldHi. It’s me. I’m a wife, mommy, and I do a little bit of acting. I TWEET. A LOT. LOVES MY BLOCK BUTTON. IF ITS 2 MUCH, LOVE YOUR UNFOLLOW BUTTON. THANK YOU:)
52,020 458 26,177 877
6 TRINArockstarr
TRINA | WORLDWIDE!MILLION $ GIRL!! Baddest Chick In The Game!! Recording Artist & Boss Chick!! New Album AMAZIN’ in stores NOW!!
275,085 534 7,279 3,586
7 MissKeriBaby
keri hilson | ATLdesigner of audible art•lover of all things houndstooth•candle enthusiast•appreciator of design•i dream in color•sleep sold separately
737,765 221 4,286 9,848
8 aliciakeys
Alicia Keys | New York CityLight Bearing Artist/songwriter/musician/producer
/actress/activist/people person
2,130,379 134 934 25,879
9 TiaMowry
Tia Mowry | Los Angeles, CaI LOVE love and LOVE to be in LOVE. I am an actress, a wife, and proud to be who I am! I have no regrets and give 110% in everything I do! Live, Love, and Eat
297,135 91 6,371 3,473
10 PaulaAbdul
The Real Paula Abdul | Los Angeles, CAThe Real Paula Abdul – American pop singer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
1,718,112 2,092 5,135 11,460
11 JanelleMonae
Janelle Monae | MetropolisThe ArchAndroid is in Stores EVERYWHERE. And on iTunes:
97,819 126 3,360 2,653
12 MsLaurenLondon
Lauren London | CaliWhat lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
13 MonicaMyLife
Monica | Atlanta, GALil Rocko & Romelo’s Mommy
357,374 51 8,670 4,760
14 4everBrandy
Brandy Norwood | The momentSinger, Actress, Poet, Executive Producer, Mother, Daughter, and Ray J’s Sister
704,639 1,083 3,996 5,496
15 MsTerryMcMillan
Terry McMillan | onlinewriter,idealist,truth-seeker troublemaker, loyal friend, bad singer, textile designer.
23,377 78 5,773 647
16 tyrabanks
Tyra Banks | FiercelandBusiness woman by day, SMIZE-r by night. Favs: ANYTHING in BBQ sauce & perfecting H2T poses in the mirror.
1,880,765 561 1,064 19,703
17 StarJonesEsq
Star Jones | New YorkAn American Lawyer Chick who is FREE, BLACK and GROWN.
47,692 128 8,870 1,145
18 missfree
Free | look behind you lolV & Radio Personality, Writer and all around lover of the people!
130,667 657 15,631 1,165
19 epiphanygirl
chrisette michele | in my dreams!grammy award winning, singer songwriter poet actress, def jam recording artist, friend to many, uber-girly moi!!!
95,181 408 10,063 1,664
20 rihanna
Rihanna | New YorkCome here RUDE BOY!!
1,186,006 6 168 16,333
21 TheRealJordin
Jordin Sparks | 602 BabyHiii! Joining the cast of In The Heights on Broadway starting August 19, 2010! Got some big things coming up! SO EXCITED! :)
590,983 303 9,291 12,373
22 NeNeLeakes
NeNe Leakes | Atlanta, GAATLANTA’S REALEST HOUSEWIFE Author, Philanthropist, Actress, Host, Mom, Independent Business woman on the move & Outspoken Loyal Friend! NOW WHAT’S NEXT
149,679 255 2,323 2,176
23 nicolerichie
Nicole Richie
1,266,993 135 1,771 15,360
24 iHateKatStacks
Kat Stacks | ÜT: 40.92517,-73.895907Management contact e-mail Kevin Wales
87,121 160 19,258 1,329
25 RealMichelleW
Michelle Williams | CHICAGOThe Greatest
80,908 308 19,013 1,576
26 DawnRichard
181,406 597 4,781 1,743
27 EstelleDarlings
EstelleCome and Take ALL OF ME…
116,680 553 23,059 2,180
28 solangeknowles
solange knowleswater, melanin, bones, blood.
427,145 117 8,894 5,655
29 kekeinaction
Keke Palmer | Los Angeles, CaliforniaAward winning actress and singer who rose to fame for her performance in the film Akeelah and the Bee.
139,071 7,328 8,429 5,946
30 TinyMajorMama
Tameka Cottle | ÜT: 35.086577,-90.638499Bio Mother, Singer, Songwriter, Producer….a real boss!!!
164,587 160 1,593 1,546
218,054 273 7,636 2,858
32 MissyElliott
Missy ElliottI have written or produced for All Ya Favorite Singers! Im A Stan for GOD PERIOD! My Dream is to see Female Rappers Unite and go on 106 and Park together!!!
71,937 467 7,115 1,565
33 bevysmith
bevysmith | NYCI’m Bevy Smith and I’m a gal about town! Definitely not a socialite or a fashionista! Just Bevy!
12,919 557 53,768 294
34 MissJia
Miss Jia: INSOMNIAC | ATLBlogger + Dirty Panties radio show co-host + Advocate & Founder of the B-tch, You Think I Give a F-ck crew. I am not the standard, I am the exception.
12,420 328 133,389 632
35 Kandi
Kandi Burruss | Atlanta, Ga.singer, songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur, cast member on Real House Wives Of Atlanta and last but not least MOTHER!!!!
194,025 890 12,935 3,617
36 hollyrpeete
Holly Robinson Peete | CALICo-Host of CBS’ The TALK actor,author, philanthropist, and crazy momma of 4…??? NFL FOOTBALL
50,279 553 14,049 1,896
37 KylaPratt
Kyla Pratt | CaliLaughn @ these fake twitter pages….Thanx 4 the luv
106,965 207 5,870 1,014
38 DenyceLawton
Denyce Lawton | D.C. / NYC / HollywoodActress (Watch Tyler Perry House of Payne Everyday & New episodes Every Wed night on TBS)
24,410 620 12,574 430
39 SherriEShepherd
Sherri Shepherd | New York, NYJeffrey’s Mother, Actress, Co-Host of The View, Star of Lifetime Sitcom Sherri, Jesus Groupie, Karaoke Queen, Single & Loving Life & All Around Sweet Person
190,156 173 4,599 3,380
40 MariahCarey
Mariah Carey
3,168,184 26 950 24,973
41 therealmarymary
Erica n Tina | Los Angeles CaliforniaMary Mary- singers, songwriters, sisters mothers, wives, 2 light skinned chicks that REALLY love God!
50,161 283 6,644 1,195
42 alexandramusic
Alexandra Burke | LondonStart Without You out September 5th
113,243 187 4,489 1,567
43 V_Simmons
Vanessa Simmons | My Own PlanetJust Me…
221,140 164 3,848 1,966
44 LeToyaLuckett
LeToya Luckett | WorldwideHey ya’ll! My new album, Lady Love is IN STORES NOW!
115,309 147 2,931 1,589
45 JanetJackson
Janet Jackson | Los AngelesThe OFFICIAL Janet Jackson Twitter
1,188,470 14 154 15,877
RASHEEDA | ATLANTA,GABooking Contact is Artist,Entrepreneur,SongWriter,Boss Chick & BBC Is Da movement,Real Friend, Female Hiphop Entertainer, Georgia Peach Baby!
37,797 278 16,900 705
47 TheYBF
YBF CHIC | Everywhere/ D.C. areaYour Source Of Celebrity Fabulousness & Foolywang.
31,932 579 4,468 619
48 fatbellybella
ErykahBadu | im in mid airi will not pop 4u or break 4u or hate for u or even hate u
201,860 2,495 7,404 6,013
49 Candace_Parker
Candace Parker | Somewhere between point A&BFormer University of Tennessee Lady Vol, currently playing for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and for the Euroleague’s UMMC Ekaterinburg club.
51,529 116 6,333 1,289
50 donnabrazile
Donna Brazile | Washington, DCVeteran Democratic political strategist, adjunct professor, author, and syndicated columnist.
47,339 46 1,531 1,937
51 maryjblige
Mary J. Blige | ÜT: 29.743639,-95.457766
1,027,036 53 1,278 10,254
MYA | In My,,
123,433 577 3,291 2,592
53 Oprah
Oprah Winfrey | Chicago, ILLive Your Best Life
4,075,624 19 99 45,343
54 juneAmbrose
juneAmbrose | New York CityAuthor of Effortless Style, Fashion Designer & Stylist. Contact:
111,115 240 11,774 1,127
55 Dondria
[[DoNDri@]] | atL//dALLAsSoSOdEf RecOrding ArTiSt, YouTuBe PhEnom. [[DONDRIA VS. PHATFFFAT AUGUST 17, 2010!!!!!!! #LEGGOOOOOO]]
46,219 1,150 14,110 810
56 Venuseswilliams
Venus Williams| Palm Beach Gardens, FlTennis player, big sister, grown up girl. Double Tap!
574,813 41 1,722 6,238
57 ciara
Ciara | ÜT: 33.822704,-84.50834
538,710 54 878 7,830
58 CMilianOfficial
Christina Milian | Everywhere..Never in one placeSo in Love with love and the beautiful family God has blessed me with. I feel so blessed to create. In more ways than one
52,780 99 1,083 871
59 Necole Bitchie
Necole Bitchie| Miami B*tch!!!Life’s A B*tch…So I just Blog That MuthaF**ka!!
140,046 481 23,461 2600
60 Shontelle_Layne
35,428 224 32,045 1,028
61 harrislacewell
Harris-Lacewell | Princeton and New OrleansPrinceton Prof, MSNBC contributor, columnist for The Nation.
17,472 320 12,622 1,932
62 MsSelitaEbanks
Selita Ebanks | Everywhere!Model-Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated, editorial, etc. Philanthropist –
23,712 116 4,748 695
63 JeanGreasy
JeanGrae | In my skin.It’s a bad time for the empire.
26,246 555 35,196 1,062
64 TameraMowryTwo
Tamera Mowry | Los Angeles, Ca.Live, Love, Laugh. I’m known as an actress, producer, and inspirational speaker and I live by the motto.
163,187 86 2,447 2,366
65 JeanetteJenkins
13,286 539 6,881 329
66 TheRealLRaye
LisaRaye | right hereActress, spokesmodel, mother, business woman…and FIRST LADY!!!
51,689 98 7,028 880
67 TheRealTahiry
Tahiry*Media & Bookings inquiries to* @xsxdx
27,271 179 7,810 532
68 iamkelis
kelis | New York, NYArtist & Professional Chef
104,741 0 821 2,107
69 FarrahFranklin
Farrah Franklin | Cali BabyFemale BOSS/ Singer/ Actress/ Producer **The One & Only Farrah Franklin ** 100.999% ORGANIC/REAL, Lol. BOOKINGS CONTACT :
25,115 24,390 7,141 423
70 shanell_SnL
Shanell. | Worldwide.YOUNG MONEY Singer, Songwriter, Choreographer…YOUR FANTASY! XOXOX
76,133 201 3,876 1,748
71 faydra_deon
Faydra Deon | The DMV (DC-MD-VA)follower of Christ; QUEEN of QUESTIONS (& Grammar); Computer Apps. Trainer; Website Designer; WordPress Tipster & Customizer; AKA; DC Social Media Examiner
11,236 10,371 81,296 303
72 DryerBuzz | UniversaCombing the headlines to bring you the buzz. One of the FIRST – Veteran Brand Master and Boss Lady of Social Change Buzz. Editor of
4,557 3,222 39,112 155
73 thisisNIVEA
NIVEA akaRandyWatsonA kind spirit that wishes her name on twitter could remain 1RandyWatson! Hahahahaha!
18,996 152 2,633 180
74 Shaunie_O
Shaunie O’Neal | Where I’m atWonderwoman
38,013 192 5,103 383
75 kimcoles
Kim Coles | EVERYWHERE!actress comedian GODDESS!! KIMCOLESINC.COM Laughter=LOVE!
11,847 1,677 5,094 582
76 indiaarie
India.Arie | ÜT: 33.794601,-84.148157artist & explorer on a mission to spread love healing peace and joy through words and music
44,991 219 1,255 1,263
77 TichinaArnold
Tichina Arnold | God only knowsIt’s nice 2 B IMPORTANT but it’s more important 2 B NICE! Live your life 2 the fullest.
46,589 140 976 700
78 Soledad_OBrien
Soledad O’Brien | New YorkCNN Anchor and Special Correspondent
33,977 179 736 1,773
Queen Latifah | EverywhereActor/Rapper/Singer/Producer
1,111,080 34 274 9,546
80 afrobella
afrobella | ChicagoBeauty, hair and culture blogger extraordinaire. Often imitated, never duplicated. According to some, I’m the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging!
9,680 2,698 31,665 753
8,310 272 35,304 114
82 MeaganGood
Meagan GoodThe Official Meagan Good Page,(please dont be offended that I dont follow,I hav my @s on my phone,my intention is to try to respond whenever im on)
87,873 0 3,629 1,505
83 lalahhathaway
lalah hathaway | jupiter- south sidemusician, and supreme gadget girl.
21,313 68 5,951 640
84 angelonfire
Angel Laws | NYC & N.C.creator & editor of &
8,280 854 22,765 396
85 MsJillMJones
Jill Marie Jones | JUPITERI SOAR HIGH! WINGS UN-CLIPPED…FEET NOT BOUND, FOR I AM A BUTTERFLY! And when I’m not orbiting Jupiter…I do a little acting on the side.
11,032 76 2,086 176
86 jacquereid
jacque reid | NYCNational tv and radio personality
4,727 465 2,920 141
87 SHEEmusic
SHEE | Empire & Garden StateWhen you refer to a woman you say “she,” add an “e” for everything a woman is or aspires to be. That’s me, ??SHEE??™ …the quintessential hip-hop female.
136,235 113,086 15,132 3,760
88 jodywatley
Jody Watley | WorldAlways Evolving Renaissance Woman. Grammy Winning Artist. Working on 10th solo album CHAMELEON
16,860 167 9,966 795
89 shaunssanctuary
Shaun Robinson | Los AngelesTV journalist, Access Hollywood, Author of EXACTLY AS I AM for teen girls on self-esteem, Speaker, Producer, Motown Gal
8,988 150 4,628 329
90 faraichideya
Farai Chideya | NYC and points N/S/E/WMulti-media journalist; reporter on race, generational identity, and politics; and author of four books including novel Kiss the Sky.
6,566 649 10,958 518
91 ashanti
50,886 153 3,786 1,149
92 danamo
Danyel Smith | New York City[writer, editor, screenwriter, content creator/manager] a former everything. a future everything.
10,750 893 33,692 328
93 Goapele
GoapeleI am a Singer Songwriter
33,241 581 1,317 933
94 sistertoldja
Sister Toldja | I live in Brooklyn, baby.Writer. Media Personality. Provocateur. NOT your next best friend, but I love you still.
6,348 1,238 38,827 454
95 kimwayans
Kim WayansActress, Comedian, Playwright. Author of Amy Hodgepodge, children’s book series featuring multiracial main character Amy Hodges.
18,260 3,371 4,114 635
96 sharoncarpenter
Sharon Carpenter | New York/LondonAnchor / Reporter
8,669 236 7,038 185
97 tonibraxton
Toni Braxton | Los AngelesSinger/cakemaker
55,075 67 743 1,791
98 NiecyNash
niecy nashActress, commediane, mother. Making the world better one joke at a time! Get into it!
38,355 67 539 1,317
99 aishatyler
Aisha Tyler | Los Angeles, CAI’m a comedian. I’m an actor. I play Lana Kane on Archer. I’ve been on lots of TV shows. I like steak. I just shot you on XBL. Sorry if it stings.
20,232 198 4,432 1,350
100 Dr_Michelle
Dr.Michelle Callahan | New York CityTV Host, Author of Ms. Typed, Relationship Expert, Life Coach, Developmental Psychologist. Media Favorite
4,151 412 3,005 127

No ‘GURU’ Mention At BET Awards?

One of the BEST shows in the history of it’s running, folks are STILL yammering on about the 2010 BET Awards. And there was plenty to yammer about: Kanye opening the show with his “Moses on the mountain receiving the ten commandments” backdrop; Usher doing what he does best; Alicia Keys “BEAUTIFULLY” with child; Eminem‘s comeback performance; the COMPLETE domination of Drake & Nicki Minaj; Monica & Denise Williams reminding us what REAL vocalists sound like; Kirk Franklin & Fred Hammond bring the Holy Ghost in the midst of all that Hoe-Hoppin’; Diddy showboating as usual w/two backup singers/dancers, which he’s really trying to pass off as a “group”- Dirty Money (also joined by Rick Ross, T.I. & Nicki Minaj); Tyrese Gibson resurrecting Teddy Pendergrass; El Debarge providing us with that “blast from the past”; Trey Songz “prison raping” ‘Purple Rain‘, much to the originator’s displeasure; Chris Brown‘s PHENOMENAL tribute to Michael Jackson, followed by water works on cue; Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys & Ms. Patti La Belle‘s EXCEPTIONAL tribute to the LEGENDARY  BET Lifetime Achievement Recipient Prince; Busta Rhymes Shutting It DOWN w/DJ Khaled; and the mere fact that the show was hosted by Hip-Hop Royalty herself, Queen Latifah.

Indeed it was a memorable night. But what folks are starting to talk about now is what was omitted- GURU! With all the drama that surrounded his illness & passing, that was more than an “Oversight.” That was blatant disrespect, disregard & negligence. In addittion,  Steve McNair, Baatin, Naomi Simms, E. Lynn Harris, & DJ Mr. Magic, were also part of the forgotten. smh.

Maybe they’ll do something for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. We shall see.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Monica Sings National Anthem For GAME 3 Of NBA Finals In Boston.

To all these screeching birds who sing like strangled cats, TAKE NOTES! This is what a REAL singer sounds like. R&B singer Monica blew the Boston crowd away as she sang the National Anthem for GAME 3 of the NBA Finals. Job well done!

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Out And About Brandy spotted with Monica haven’t seen these 2 together since the 90’s

brandy-and-monica- in Miami

Brandy kicked it with Monica and her new boo Flo Rida in Miami over the weekend.

Brandy looking a little tipsy of the liquor but damn she looks sexy

Ok we all know That Monica was always Brandy’s “son” but now in 2010 who is hotter Monica or Brandy   Dayum Brandy alll day

Monica Speaks on “Rocko” and cheating rumors

Monica hit up Vibe magazine and basically gave them the 411 about her break up with Rocko

“I chose Twitter as a forum to say what I felt at that time because there was no other way for me to say it once,” Monica told VIBE. “Had I been on radio, had I been interviewed, it would’ve been over and over again. That was just a quick way to say, ‘I know what’s taking place on the Web sites. I want you to know that I’m okay.’ But it really is a private matter. You just lose the privacy once you become an artist. So I’m not upset about it in any way.”

It was a situation I didn’t ask to be in, so to speak. Once something is put up on a Web site and things about your personal life are spread all around, it’s unfortunate,” said Monica. “I don’t even know specifically who they spoke to, but I do know that I never felt so… I guess the word would be confused more than anything else. If you go to sleep and you wake up and you see something for the first time, it’s a little scary, you know. I’m too grown now to go investigating leads. The reality is that I have to play my position as their mom and do what it is that’s best for me.”

“When I met him, I was only 19 years old and the good definitely outweighed the bad over the years so we don’t have any hard feelings towards one another,” said Monica. “Anything that involves children is gonna be more emotional. I think that’s the area that makes it more difficult… My priority is to make sure that whatever is done is best for them. I’m secondary in the picture and so is their dad and we have a close bond for over a decade. So regardless of what takes place in the media, there’s still certain things that will happen amongst the four of us for the rest of our lives and that’s just never gonna change.”

Meanwhile, Monica’s focusing on her kiddies and her upcoming Still Standing album release

.MY Take. Monica you do you baby, U are too fine and too talented to worry about self-centered men like Rocko

Poprah and Danger Square Off At A Charity Event For Haiti.

Reality star Poprah, from the VH1 Hit I Want To Work For Diddy, was hosting a comedy night in hopes of raising funds for Haiti Relief Efforts. “Stars for Haiti” was supposed to be a comedy celebration of “A Listers” coming out to show love & support, when VH1 “D lister” Danger shows up unknowingly. Things went south as it got a little heated. Watch around 3:54 into the video how Poprah really gets heated and threatens Danger.

MY Take  “Poprah Don’t Take No Mess”