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Mariah Carey’s New ‘All I Want’ Lipstick

December 13, 2015
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December’s  Diabetes Late Nite musical  inspiration, Mariah Carey has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics on a shimmery nude lipstick. The name of the color is dubbed “All I Want,” and trust us, every diva wants it.

In her interview with PopSugar, Mariah described the hue as a “beautiful champagne shimmer” that she created to flatter many skin tones. Plus, she hinted that a full Mariah x MAC Beauty Icon collection is coming later in 2016.

Though MAC has worked with some big-deal musicians including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna, the brand is enthusiastic about adding Mariah to its prestigious roster.

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“Mariah is the over-the-top pop and beauty icon,” said MAC Creative Director James Gager. “Throughout the years we’ve all watched her with admiration and feel right now she is at her ultimate best. She exudes elegance, glamour, sophistication, and a sense of fun. Her ‘All I Want’ lipstick is the perfect frosty holiday shade and her Beauty Icon collection will be everything you think of when you think MAC and Mariah.”

You can get your hands on the limited-edition lipstick now (available online only atmaccosmetics.com. Keep reading to get a tease for what’s to come for Mariah’s bigger MAC collaboration, her approach to biracial beauty, and why she describes herself as an “insecure person.”

LISTEN NOW: December’s Late Nite podcast featuring music by Mariah Carey

Mr. Divabetic’s Playlist for the Holidays

December 11, 2015
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The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic is unveiling his 2016. Playlist for the Holidays.

From Mariah Carey to Sam Smith and every boy band in between, every artist seems to have recorded at least one holiday song.

A good Christmas song can melt the heart of even the steeliest Grinch, from hardened hipster to grumpy grandpa, Mr. Divabetic’s Top 10 Holidays Songs features several upbeat holiday songs.

“I like to groove around the house when I’m decorating or out shopping,” says Mr. Divabetic. “Hopefully my choices will hit your sweet spot.”

1. Spend Christmas with You – Anthony Hamilton Grammy® Award winner Anthony Hamilton released his first ever Christmas album, Home For The Holidays in 2014. The album includes six original tracks including, “Spend Christmas With You,” “Coming Home” and “‘Tis The Season” and appearances from Grammy® Award winner Chaka Khan, Grammy® nominated Gavin DeGraw and singer-songwriter maven ZZ Ward.

2. Marshmallow World – Darlene Love

3. A Kiss For Christmas – Luther Vandross

4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

5. Christmas Isn’t Christmas Til You Get Here – Kylie Minogue (This is a song off her brand new Christmas album, Kylie Christmas, which  was released in November.)

6. Christmas Time To Me – Jordin Sparks

7. One Little Christmas Tree – Stevie Wonder. This song from Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas album released on November 27, 1967 under Motown Records. It was his eighth studio album release.

8. Underneath the Christmas Tree – Kelly Clarkson

9. Christmas I’ll Be Steppin’ – R. Kelly

10. One More Sleep – Leona Lewis. Christmas, with Love is a Christmas album and the fourth studio album by British recording artist Leona Lewis released in 2013.

LISTEN NOW: December’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast featuring music by Mariah Carey

In Defense of Mariah Carey

December 2, 2015

Mariah.003Our Diva Inspiration for December is Mariah Carey. We will be spotlighting the music from her first Christmas album, “Merry Christmas” courtesy of SONY Music on our December Diabetes Late Nite podcast in between conversations with Author Daniele Hargenrader, InsulClock founder Jose Luis, the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Mama Rose Marie.

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Mariah’s album, Merry Christmas, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the most successful Christmas album of all time.

We chose Mariah Carey for her incredible voice and striking beauty but also for  her enormous love of the holidays!

Yes, at times Mariah’s been criticized for being ‘A DIVA’ for all the wrong reasons. We won’t argue with you about her diva-like behavior. However we think you can steal a page from Mariah’s diva diary and use it to improve your health.

“I’m still always going to be a diva in certain ways and I don’t mean that in the bad sense of the word,” Mariah Carey told ET.

She loves GLAM. Mariah Carey always looks flawless and so should you! Dress up, show up and never give up is our motto for the holiday season.

Mariah’s demanding without apology. When’s the last time you and/or your health was the number one priority on your list? Heck, juggling your daily self-care with love, work and friends isn’t always easy so go ahead make a few demands every now and then.

And as a real diva, Mariah Carey has no reservations in sharing when she feels sexy and good about herself. To recap Mariah’s playful, confident and does not shy away from new opportunities. There are more treatment advances in diabetes health today than ever before. Why not talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take advantage of these opportunities to advance your self-care?

TUNE IN: December’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6 -7 PM, EST.

It’s A Bad Year To Be A “Diva”

August 1, 2014
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DOA Divas

Apparently, 2014 is not the year of the diva – or at least these three divas, anyway. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue are bombing out big-time on the music charts with their recently released albums.

Mariah Carey’s latest “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” has sold only 58,000 copies in first week and has no hit singles. “The Elusive Chanteuse” is by far a career low for Carey. Not since her 1990 debut has one of her albums failed to eclipse 100,000 copies during its first week.

Jennifer Lopez’s latest record “A.K.A.” sold between 25,000 and 30,000, according to TheWrap. Lopez’s descent has been much more gradual, as she hasn’t managed 100,000 in initial sales since 2005’s “Rebirth” anyway. It’s a sudden fall from grace for an artist who, just three years ago, was enjoying the biggest hit of her career —  On The Floor.

What makes it all the more surprising is that Lopez is everywhere: she last week performed at the World Cup opening ceremony in front of audiences across the world, her judging stint on American Idol sees her beamed into American living rooms several times a week, and her rollercoaster of a love life regularly makes news.

“Mariah and I, we did what the kids are doing already,” J.Lo said in a recent interview. “You know, we had the time when we would drop a thing and it would go straight to number one and the album would go straight to number one. We did that two, three, four times over. She’s probably done it many more times than even I did.”

“We are in a different time of our career. We are in a different status than the ones who need to prove themselves and come out go ‘my thing has to be number one right now!’ Ours doesn’t have to. We have a fanbase, we have years behind us, we have loyalty, we have people who are interested and that’s a blessing,” she continued.

Interestingly, Jenny revealed that she’s committed to promoting A.K.A. over the course of the year and believes it will eventually find an audience. “At a certain point in your career there’s a reinvention that has to go on but you’re in it for a marathon,” she explained.

Kylie Minogue has reportedly severed ties with Parlaphone in the United Kingdom after a source said she was “bitterly disappointed” about the lack of success of her latest album, Kiss Me Once. She reluctantly agreed to become a judge on the UK version of The Voice in the hopes of improving sales of Kiss Me Once, her 12th studio album: “Kylie did everything she could, even agreeing to be a judge on The Voice … which is something she would’ve liked to avoid,” the sources said. Despite selling nearly 70 million albums worldwide, the UK has been Kylie Minogue’s stronghold, which is why the limited sales success of Kiss Me Once there (it reportedly sold just 60,000 copies) is so disappointing.

The fact that Carey, Lopez and Minogue — who, in their mid-40s, are seeing a more than 50-percent decline from their previous albums — can’t hit the once-reliable 100,000 marker in first-week sales says something not only about the decaying interest in full-length records, but also about the dwindling stamina of established female singers.

TUNE IN: Mr. Divabetic Show on Breast Cancer & Diabetes on Tuesday, July 22, 6-7 PM, EST. Guest include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Dr. April Speed, Mari Michelle Ruddy, Mary Sue Englund and E.P. McKnight.

July’s Diabetes Late Nite the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic and his guests talk about the concept of ‘reversing diabetes.’ LISTEN NOW

What’s Fresh with Mr. Divabetic

April 27, 2014

W.001The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic recaps the top stories, breaking news and crazy headlines in health and wellness, diabetes, food, entertainment and beauty in this week’s What’s Fresh! column.

Here are three stories that are trending at Divabetic this week:

E-cigarettes which don’t make real smoke have  ignited a firestorm of controversy. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulating e-cigarettes in the same way that it regulates traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are considered to be safer than cigarettes their makers say or imply but they still contain nicotine.  The FDA ban their sale until e-cigarettes are proven safe as major U.S. medical associations have asked.

Remember, if you’re living with diabetes and you smoke you’re putting a huge strain upon your body, your heart and circulatory system.

Actress  Valerie Bertinelli gained back some of the weight but she refuses to let shame stop her from getting back into the swing of things, both physically and emotionally. She said, ‘Why do I feel so much shame? Because the cameras are on me? Because the paparazzi can’t wait to get a picture of me looking like I’ve gained a few pounds? We have to take the shame out of it! It’s not fair.”

Drinking more coffee may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes according to research suggesting that increasing coffee consumption helps protect against type 2 diabetes.

People who drank an extra cup a day over a four-year period lowered their risk for type 2 diabetes by 11%. Those who consumed three cups a day or more lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by 37%.

In contrast, people who decreased their coffee intake by one cup a day or more had 17% higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Tea and  decaffeinated coffee had no impact on diabetes risk.

Findings confirm what previous research has also shown—that higher coffee consumption is associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes. Of course, if you’re adding 4 or more teaspoons of sugar to your morning cup of Joe that’s another story. (Of course,  you can toss this information out the window if you’re a habitual donut dunker and/ore someone who adds 4-8 teaspoons of sugar to your coffee.)

Hot Pink is this Summer’s hot makeup color.  Swap out your go-to blush, eye and lip colors for this bolder and sassier shade of  pink. Because less is more with this color, take a cue from the Giles runway and keep the neon hue to a minimum. Whether it’s on your eyes, lips, or nails, one spot is enough.
DIVA NEWS (BONUS): Mariah Carey is taking a page from Beyoncé’s playbook and plans to a surprise release  of her upcoming album.  She’s going to release the “title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners,” according to a new Billboard interview.

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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.


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