FootWorks Shoetique :: The Queen's Castle "Officially Crowned Gift of the Day"

One of the best destinations online to purchase shoes is FootWorks Shoetique! FootWorks also provides an assortment of accessories in different price ranges, suitable for price conscious shoppers as well as those seeking luxury purchases, carrying shoes sizes 6 to 11.

Because of their unique and assorted blend of shoes by designers Jeffery Campbell, Liliana Footwear, ZigiNY, Naughty Monkey and Michael Antonio, among others, FootWorks enjoys return customers and has even been seen on celebrities like Truth Hurts.

Not only does The Queen’s Castle own a gorgeous pair of shoes from this awesome outlet, I personally know the store’s owner, Tanica Henderson. The wife, mother of three and entrepreneur who launched her own shoe line, has put her very smart business sense to work since 2007, and is well positioned to dominate the market where she operates.

TQC: Footworks4u.com offers an expansive selection of shoes, what are some of the customer favorites on the site The Queen’s Castle (TQC) readers should consider purchasing for themselves or as a gift?

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Basketball Wives L.A.'s Malaysia Pargo Talks "Three Beats Jewelry" with The Queen's Castle :: "Officially Crowned" Gift Idea of the Day!

Many were introduced to Three Beats Jewelry, the line created by Malaysia Pargo through her VH1 show, Basketball Wives L.A. The line of jewelry for boys and girls are keepsake heirloom pieces, crafted in gold with fine jewels ranging in price from $700 to $3,000 (Source).

All week The Queen’s Castle will spotlight “Officially Crowned” gift ideas for the holiday season, and Three Beats Jewelry is definitely one of them. In addition to being well crafted and beautiful jewelry pieces, Three Beats donates a portion of sale proceeds to benefit the Watts Boys and Girls Club!

Mrs. Pargo’s appearance on VH1’s Basketball Wives L.A. is a small glimmer into the life of the wife of NBA Guard Jannero Pargo, mother of three and entrepreneur, who saw a need in the market and created a stylish way to fill the void while giving back to the community that fostered her growth.

The Queen’s Castle interviewed Malaysia about the launch of her Three Beats Jewelry line, which is crafted by famed celebrity jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills. She also shares the inspiration behind the design for the intricately crafted pieces, words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs as well as what she learned working to bring Three Beats to market.

TQC: The line launched on November 11, and it’s still early but how has the reception to your jewelry been so far? Is Jason of Beverly Hills struggling to keep up with demand yet?

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Soulful Saturday :: Elle Varner's "Sound Proof Room"

Elle Varner is the business. If you don’t know — find out! Period.

I really need her freshman album to drop in the near future. As it is I’m getting life from Only Want to Give It To You, Refill and So Fly, but am thankful that I can now add Sound Proof Room to that list.

On the track, the MBK Records artist tells the man she’s singing to that they’ll need a sound proof room because she’s no stranger to behaving badly sometime! ;)

Elle rocks! Listen…

What do you think of Sound Proof Room? Turn it Down or Give it A Crown?!

Monica Brown, Robin Thicke, Lloyd & Mindless Behavior Bring Holiday Cheer on "A Very BET Christmas 2011!" + Special Guests Spotted!!

Monica and her hubby, Shannon Brown, looked great together at the taping of A Very BET Christmas, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, December 11 at 8 pm/ 7 pm CST.

BET released a sneak peek of the show revealing performances from Robin Thicke, Mindless Behavior, Lloyd and of course Monica, but “Exclusive Access” photos provide evidence there may be a few more surprises in the line up.

In addition to the featured performers, the hour-long special will spotlight artists memories of the holidays in an intimate themed setting.

Here’s A Very BET Christmas sneak peek…

I spotted one of my favorite new artists in the green room during the taping…

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Official Trailer :: Think Like A Man feat. Gabrielle Union, Micheal Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Terrence J + More!

When Steve Harvey appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the paperback version of his book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, he shared an exclusive clip of the movie based on an adaptation of the best-selling title.

Think Like a Man, which is slated to arrive in theaters March 2012, has a promising cast and stars Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Nephew Tommy and even R&B singer Chris Brown bring the book life!

I am definitely headed to see this one, when it hits the big screen!

Watch…

Will you be headed to see Think Like a Man when it arrives in theaters? Did you read the book?

The Queen's Castle Exclusive :: "Dark Girls" U.S. Premiere Interview with Bill Duke & D. Channsin Berry + Post-Screening Q&A + 2012 U.S. Tour Information!

The U.S. premiere for one of the most highly anticipated documentaries in recent years, Dark Girls, debuted at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN), and directors, Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry were in attendance.

One of the most well-attended screening’s of the film festival, Dark Girls, is an intense look into the systematic prejudice experienced within and beyond the Black American culture for women of darker skin tones.

The Queen’s Castle had the opportunity to speak with Duke and Berry on the red carpet prior to the film’s screening. In the clip they discuss how they feel about the IBFFN premiere of Dark Girls, the inspiration for the film, plans for national and worldwide distribution as well as the next steps to address what Dark Girls brings to light.

The screening for Dark Girls was standing room only and when the film ended, it received a standing ovation. It was nothing like what I expected. I was misled by the trailer, but the stories revealed within the documentary made me grateful that my young single-mother saw Black people collectively, not in shades or hues. I was raised to believe ‘Black’ covered the spectrum of our people from the fairest white to the darkest, almost midnight brown complexions. And we were beautiful…

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Paula Patton Proves "Nothing Is Impossible" for Harper's Bazaar Arabia + M:I 4 Premieres at the Dubai International Film Festival!

Paula Patton started filming Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (M:I 4) five months after giving birth to her son, Julian Fuego, her first child with Robin Thicke, the soulful R&B crooner says is her ‘one and only love.”

Patton covers the December 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and inside she reveals that western boxing, martial arts and capoeira were incorporated to get her body ready to appear in the blockbuster, M:I 4.

In the article, 36-year old Patton talks about being a new mother, what encouraged her to make the switch to acting, industry perks, her favorite designers, her previous movie roles and gets political.

Yesterday, She and Cruise premiered the film at the Dubai International Film Festival, where they originally filmed and also returned to the Burj Khalifa for a few photo ops…

Read more for excerpts, photos and behind-the-scenes footage of Paula in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia!

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Watch :: Carl Thomas Live at SOBs

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Carl Thomas is more than a conqueror! The man that brought us the Summer Rain that made us so Emotional is back with his first album in four years, Conqueror.

I Wish it didn’t take that long, but it’s all good because tonight he takes the stage at SOBs in NYC, and The Queen’s Castle wants to make sure you have a front seat to the show! Enjoy…

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New Music :: Tyrese's "Stay" Remix feat. Faith Evans & Rick Ross [Prod. by Seige]

Tyrese extended a ‘Open Invitation’ to Faith Evans and Rick Ross to join him on a jazzy drum-laden remix of Stay; produced by Seige.

The original version is featured on Tyrese’s fifth studio album, Open Invitation, the first he’s released in five years. In his ‘off time’ he’s been dominating the big screen and writing New York Times best-selling books.

The “Official Visual” for Stay brought Taraji and Tyrese together again on the screen, wonder if they’re working on a remixed version of the video.

He shared the remix on Twitter, inviting fans to download the track for their listening pleasure; he’s Santa now too! :)

Do you like the original or remix better?!