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Mr. Divabetic’s Favorite Things: Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped In Red

December 17, 2013
Mr. Divabetic's Favorite Things 2013

Mr. Divabetic’s Favorite Things 2013

There’s no denying that we love, love, love holiday music. Two of our all-time favorite Christmas albums are Luther Vandross’ This Christmas and Mariah Carey’s first Christmas album, Merry Christmas (we actually own both of her Christmas albums. Currently, Mariah’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ and Luther’s ‘Every Year, Every Christmas’ songs are  in constant rotation along with Darlene Love‘s Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) and the Temptations ‘Silent Night’ on our i-Pod during the weeks leading up to Christmas. But that’s about to change thanks to Kelly Clarkson’s  new release Wrapped in Red.

The album’s song list ranges from a brassy ‘Run Run Rudolph’ to a ‘Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel’ and includes a few original songs such as ‘Underneath the Tree.’ The song, which Clarkson wrote with producer Greg Kurstin, is shaping up to be one of the most popular new Christmas songs since Mariah Carey introduced All I Want for Christmas Is You in 1994.

“The label kept pressuring us to make some hit classic song, and, we’re like, well, obviously, we’re going to try for that, but you never know,” Clarkson says. “I just wanted to make it something you could decorate the tree to or be shopping in the mall and hear – one of those fun songs that gets stuck in your head.”

Kelly Clarkson has a lot to forward to Christmas this year because her Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, has just been certified platinum, her holiday special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, airs Wednesday (10 p.m. ET/PT, NBC), this will be her first Christmas married to Brandon Blackstock and she’s 12 weeks pregnant!

LISTEN NOW: Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by the Pointer Sisters http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/12/10/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-the-pointer-sisters

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Mr. Divabetic’s Favorite Things 2013

Black Girls Rock on the Red Carpet

October 27, 2013
Buy, Borrow or Burn!

Buy, Borrow or Burn!

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?  We couldn’t help but notice a few major FASHION misses on the Red Carpet last night at the taping of “Black Girls Rock!”  Special for BET. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening celebrated the positive images of women of color.

This year’s performers included Janelle Monáe, Patti LaBelle, Ledisi, Alice Smith, and Kelly Rowland, who was joined by Sevyn Streeter and Eve on a remix to her latest single “Gone.”

Jennifer Hudson debuted a new short ‘do while performing her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”

Mariah Carey, who recently recovered from a painful injury, ditched her sling and bared her midriff while presenting her godmother Patti LaBelle with the Living Legend Award.

We think  the red carpet of “Black Girls Rock!”  provided the perfect backdrop for playing our fashion game, Buy, Borrow or Burn! 

To play the game, you must decide which celebrity dresses you would BUY (for yourself), which ones you would let a friend (BORROW) and which ones you would BURN!

See all these moments and more when “Black Girls Rock!” airs on BET on Sunday, November 3, at 7 p.m.

LISTEN NOW: Buy, Borrow or Burn! Fashion Review podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/07/30/buy-borrow-or-burn-fashion-review

President Obama is a Nicki Minaj Fan!

October 14, 2012

Divabetic FallPresident Barack Obama appeared on Y100, a Miami radio station and spoke with the radio stations DJ, Michael “Yo” Simmons about several topics, including the feud on American Idol judgesMariah Carey and  Divabetic’s October Diva Inspiration, Nicki Minaj and the fact that he has Minaj on his iPod.

ABC News reported that Simmons asked Obama what he thought about the feud between Carey and Minaj. He replied that he thinks they are going to be able to work it out and that he is all about “bringing people together.” He mentioned that Mariah has done events for him in the past and her and she is a “wonderful lady.”

During the interview, the president said that he doesn’t know Nicki Minaj,

“But I’ve got her on my iPod.”

However, Nicki didn’t seem to care too much for Barack Obama. In a mix tape she made with Lil Wayne, she rapped,

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b*****s is f*****g up the economy.”

Orlando, FL radio station Power 95.3 asked Obama what he thought about Minaj’s rap. He responded that he wasn’t sure if Nicki was actually endorsing Mitt Romney in the rap. He also stated,

“I think think she had a song on there, that – a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters.”

Nicki later tweeted,

“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do…”

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes ‘PINK’ Podcast Inspired by Nicki Minaj saluting Breast Cancer Survivors living with diabetes and  raising awareness for Domestic Violence with guests: Connie Frazier RD, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE, Catherine Schuller, Connie Elder, Mama Rose Marie and Leola C., from Grand Rapids, MI living with type 1 diabetes http://ning.it/PUQy9B

See Mr. Divabetic’s nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash!  You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.

Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones.

Look who’s on the red tomato carpet with Mr. Divabetic at Plus Night Out -NYC

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA  and the Taking Control Of  Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! with the vendors and patrons at Central Farm Market in Bethesda, MD. You might be surprised by the results.http://youtu.be/OgeIVhmiEAo

For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit:  www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s Facebook’s Group and Fan pages.

Stevie Nicks Regrets Comments About Nicki Minaj

October 11, 2012

Divabetic FallStevie Nicks regrets her  recent comments about about Divabetic’s October Diva Inspiration, Nicki Minaj. 

“I want to apologize for my remarks about Nicki Minaj‘s behavior toward Mariah Carey which I said during a long and exhausting day of interviews,” the iconic Fleetwood Macfrontwoman said today after catching heat for saying she would have “walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there” if the hip-hop diva had confronted her the way she did Carey.

“It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said,” Nicks added. “I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey who has gone through many difficulties in her life and I spoke without thinking. I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry.”

Nicks commented on the American Idol judges’ little spat during an interview with The Daily to promote her new documentary, In Your Dreams.

The singer also said that she would not like to be a judge—but, even if she had to drag Lindsey Buckingham“kicking and screaming” with her, she would “absolutely” try out for IdolThe X Factor or The Voice if they were just getting started because “that’s how you get seen these days.”

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes ‘PINK’ Podcast Inspired by Nicki Minaj Saluting Breast Cancer Survivors Living With Diabetes http://ning.it/PUQy9B

See Mr. Divabetic’s nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash!  You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.

Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones.

REGISTER NOW:  Don’t miss our largest free diabetes outreach event of the year, Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes,  promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM

Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE ADMISSION

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

Look who’s on the red tomato carpet with Mr. Divabetic at Plus Night Out -NYC

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA  and the Taking Control Of  Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! with the vendors and patrons at Central Farm Market in Bethesda, MD. You might be surprised by the results.http://youtu.be/OgeIVhmiEAo

For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit:  www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s Facebook’s Group and Fan pages.

Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey’s Catfight

October 4, 2012

Divabetic FallDIVA ALERT: Divabetic’s October Diva Inspiration, Nicki Minaj’s month is off to a rough and tumble start with gossip swirling about her alleged death threats to Mariah Carey. Mariah’s stilettos are filled with enough sand from the ‘Jersey Shore’ for us to believe that she’s loving the  Jerry Springer type atmosphere these two dueling divas are creating on the set of American Idol.

 

Is Nicki really ready to go, ” Boom, badoom, boomBoom, badoom, boom bass” to Mariah?

Using Barbara Walters  (why didn’t she call Wendy Williams?) as her mouthpiece, Mariah Carey claimed Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her on the set of “American Idol.”

Carey allegedly took it seriously enough to hire extra security.

Walters said on “The View” she’d just gotten off the phone with Carey, who opened up about the dueling divas’ Tuesday feud.

“She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch,’” Walters relayed.

Several “Idol” staffers, including hairdresses and producers, were there to hear it, Carey told Walters.

“[Carey] said she’s very concerned, she is with her twins, she doesn’t feel that anything would happen,” Walters continued, “but Nicki is unpredicatable and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security.”

Carey added that Minaj has not apologized, Walters said.

But Minaj did tell Carey, “I love you, but we might fight again,” Walters said.

Minaj fired back on Twitter Thursday, blogging: “I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.”

She also Tweeted, “I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn.”

Minaj also believes “American Idol” producers goaded Mariah Carey into starting a smackdown on the talent show’s set, TMZ reported.

Sources connected with Minaj told the site producers and members of Carey’s team are conspiring against her because they think a disgruntled Minaj will bring in viewers.

Seriously, why can’t we all just get along?

Register now for ‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’ - our largest free diabetes outreach event of the year promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.

‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’, mixes free beauty and fashion services, a Plus Size fashion show and music with interactive diabetes education in a fun, comfortable setting to broaden the appeal of diabetes educational outreach for women. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM

Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE ADMISSION

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

HEALTHY DINING OUT ADVICE Tune in to Divabetic’s Free monthly Diabetes Podcast inspired by Taylor Swift featuring expert advice on dining out, grocery shopping and a frank, fashion forward discussion on diabulimia, Diabetes Numerology self-care games along with ‘diagnosis to DIVA’ stories http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/09/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-mystery-diva

Look who’s on the red tomato carpet with Mr. Divabetic at Plus Night Out -NYC

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA  and the Taking Control Of  Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.

For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit:  www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s Facebook’s Group and Fan pages.

Nicki Minaj And Keith Urban Join American Idol

September 17, 2012

Divabetic SummerMeet the new Fantatic Four. It’s official! Mariah Carey will be in good company at the American Idol judges’ table.

In addition to Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey will be joined by Divabetic’s Diva Inspiration for October, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban on the panel when the singing competition’s 12th season debuts in January.

“It’s really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the American Idol family,” Urban, 44, says. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants.”

Nicki Minaj, 29, whose addition to the show was buzzed-about last month, teased her Twitter followers earlier in the weekend with a vague promise for “info tmrw…”  She’ll also have the honor of being showcased on Divabetic’s upcoming podcast, Diabetes Roundtable scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Nicki’s love of PINK is inspiring host, Mr. Divabetic to salute all the Breast Cancer survivors living with diabetes. The half-hour whirlwind of wellness also includes expert advice on food, fitness and fashion.

“The courage and strength we’ve seen in members of the Divabetic community who are cancer survivors as well as these new research findings are why were proud to go pink for October 2012,” say Mr. Divabetic. “Nicki Minaj’s colorful personae embodies the uplifting way we plan to address this important health topic on our podcast. With fun, flash and first-class education.”

Host Ryan Seacrest later confirmed the news with a sweet snapshot of the Idol cast and crew. “It’s official,” he wrote Sunday.

Aspiring superstars will meet the four-person panel when auditions begin Sunday in New York City.

Register now for our upcoming ‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’ - our largest diabetes outreach event of the year promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes.

‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’, mixes free beauty and fashion services, a Plus Size fashion show and music with interactive diabetes education in a fun, comfortable setting to broaden the appeal of diabetes educational outreach for women. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM

Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE ADMISSION

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

BORED BY DIABETES EDUCATION? Check out our Free Diabetes Podcast inspired by Taylor Swift featuring a frank, fashion forward discussion on a the shocking diet trend called ‘diabulimia’ that has young women living with type 1 diabetes skipping or shortchanging their insulin to lose weight and risk a coma and an early death.  Plus, we’re learning healthy ways to eat BBQ, playing games and hearing more great ‘diagnosis to DIVA’ stories http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/09/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-mystery-diva

Look who’s on the red tomato carpet with Mr. Divabetic at Plus Night Out -NYC

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA  and the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.

For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit:  www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s facebook pages.

Mariah Carey’s Comeback Single ‘Triumphant’ Bombs Big Time

August 23, 2012

Divabetic SummerMariah Carey‘s sparkling return to the US charts this week with her comeback track just didn’t have what it takes to shine. The single didn’t even crack the TOP 100. It actually debuted  on the Billboard countdown at a less than impressive No.115.

The single sold 23,000 downloads in its first week of release to sell fewer copies than a bonus track from Beyonce’s 2011 album 4.” (Ouch!)

Before you feel start feeling sad for Mariah, the ‘Queen of Bling’  has a fairly successful fragrance line and  HSN clothing and jewelry lines, a new gig working on American Idol, she’s filming another movie and she has a wonderful husband and loving family! Frankly, if the movie, Glitter wasn’t able to kill her career then there’s no way a bad single can either. As we like to say, “Don’t get down, get DIVA!” 

Let Mr. Divabetic help to inspire you overcome aversions to fruits and vegetables you think you don’t like, and even learn to love them with his new food game, Serve, Taste or Trash.  

LISTEN NOW: Free Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Whitney Houston hosted by Mr. Divabetic   http://ning.it/NcR3ug

Meet Mr. Divabetic on the red tomato carpet at  Fashion’s Night Out in New YorkNYCentral Farm Market in Washington, DC,  Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA and the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX in  2012. Watch more of Mr Divabetic‘s  videos, enjoy over 75 free diabetes podcasts and get expert advice on diabetes and diabetes self-care at: www.divabetic.org

Michael Buble Remakes Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You”

November 11, 2011

Mariah Carey’s 1994 holiday hit (has it really been that long?)  ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ has quickly established itself as a standard and is in constant rotation at our house during the holidays. Now, it’s been reworked by pop music’s smooth crooner Michael Buble.  The song will appear on the singer’s new album ‘Christmas.’

Mariah’s classic is so markedly different from her upbeat version that it almost sounds like an entirely different tune. Sure, the underlying melody is familiar and easily recognizable, but once Bublé opens his mouth and laces the song with his signature vocal flair, it’s a whole new game. Not to mention a whole new song. Who knew a song full of holiday cheer could make one swoon or weak in the knees???!

Curl up with some peppermint-spiked hot cocoa (well maybe not if you’re on the Jenny Craig program!)  and your loved one, and turn this baby up. And if you’re on Jenny Craig then turn up Mariah’s version and shake what your mama gave you!!!

Shirley & Company’s “Shame, Shame, Shame”: Diabetes Myth #8

November 11, 2011

In celebration of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Divabetic’s kicking to the curb all the common myths associated with diabetes. Of course, were going to do it with style! Shirley and Company’s 1975 disco hit,”Shame, Shame, Shame” helps us dispel DIABETES MYTH #8: It’s possible to have “just a touch” or “a little” diabetes.

FACT:  Good grief, we get this question from an attendee at every Divabetic outreach event we present. It’s really a shame people don’t believe they need to take their diabetes seriously right from the start. Here’s the truth – you either have type 2 diabetes or you don’t—period. And if you have the disease, you need to pay attention to it. Even if diet and exercise changes keep the disease in check and you don’t need oral medications or insulin injections, the condition still demands that you follow a self-management treatment plan that includes glucose monitoring and making careful lifestyle choices.

This is why Divabetic recommends a ‘team approach’ to manage diabetes.  Many people feel diabetes is overwhelming.  Listen to your favorite famous diva whether it’s Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian or Diana Ross and show diabetes who’s the boss! Be a diva and create an self-care entourage of friends, family members, co-workers and healthcare professionals to help you perform your daily routine at your best! Talk openly about your concerns, ask for help and share your self-care successes and you’ll be surprised how much easier, less confusing and frustrating living with diabetes can be.

Glam More, Fear Less: Tune into Diva TalkRadio hosted by by the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic and featuring celebrities, doctors and beauty and fashion experts.  Enjoy over 30 Diva TalkRadio show are available for free on i-tunes (search ‘Divabetic’) and at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1.

Mariah Carey’s New Weight Loss Is Thanks To Jenny Craig

November 10, 2011

Divabetic: Mariah Carey says 'Thanks, Jenny!'

Mariah Carey has shed a whopping 70lbs in the past six months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe. But she didn’t do it alone … she did it with the help of Jenny Craig.

She said she knew needed to lose weight after seeing a photograph of herself shortly after being visited by friend Reverend Al Sharpton in hospital. ‘I looked at myself in the photo after and thought “Who on Earth is that?’ Mind you, I thought I looked good at the time!’

Mariah began the regime with a 1500 calorie a day special menu and workouts three times a week. ‘When I started, I got really strict with myself,’ she told Us magazine.

‘In our society we tend to just eat and eat because it’s there. I’d love to sit around and eat whatever I want all day, but now I have to watch it,’ she says.

‘Losing weight is about eating what you like, just in the appropriate portion sizes. I wouldn’t say it was really hard, but it required focus and determination. ‘The first week, I lost 40 lbs of just water. It was just water, initially. When I started with the program, I lost at least 30 lbs of weight that needed to be lost.’

‘Even thought my weight loss was mainly from dieting, I’m never going to stop working out.  ‘It releases stress,’ says Mariah, who says she’d like to return to her 2008 weight. I know I’m not going to look my thinnest every day, but I know how to get back there if I want to.’

She works out for 45 minutes five to six times a week with Sunday as a rest day doing a mixture of  cardio and aquatic workouts in water along with crunches, push-ups, triceps dips, lunges and squats. She added: ‘The whole point of this is not just like: “Oh, hey, look at me and my weight loss, I’m fantastic.” It’s really health.’’


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