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Holly Robinson with the Hennessy Privilege Award

Holly Robinson Peete Receives Hennessy Privilege Award

Last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Hennessy held a launch party for the Hennessy Privilege NyX Collectors edition bottle. As the name says, it’s a limited edition bottle designed to “evoke the imagination and conjure the endless possibilities when exploring the unknown or crafting the perfect night out.”

In addition to the bottle launch, Hennessy awarded Holly Robinson Peete with the Hennessy Privilege Award. In honor for those who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities.
Holly Robinson Peete champions Autism awareness, and has done so for a few years. See, “Shifting Focus: 8 Facts About Autism the Media Is Not Covering”

Anthony Mackie presents Holly Robinson with the Hennessy Privilege Award
Anthony Mackie presented her with the award.

Angela Simmons at Hennessy  NyX Collectors Launch Party
Angela Simmons made the scene. Check the shoes.

Angela Simmons shoes at Hennessy  NyX Collectors Launch Party
You love them.

Victor Risuk at Hennessy  NyX Collectors Launch Party
Victor Risuk from one of my new favorite shows, How To Make it In America (I missed the first season. Caught up on HBO GO.)

Victor Risuk at Hennessy  NyX Collectors Launch Party
That’s Jeni-lee Reyes.

Common lying on a bed in Blue Sky video

Common “Blue Sky” (video): “Go Get Your Dreams”

On Thursday, Common released his new video “Blue Sky”; the single off his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer.

The video begins with a faded, upside down shot of Common which slowly comes into focus. He's lying face up on a bed with his eyes closed. Once he starts rapping and lyrics like, “daylight beams, nightlife schemes, this is my Inception, I'm writing my dreams,” emerge, it's clear he’s lying there thinking of things he wants to achieve and reflecting on those he has already accomplished.

In this sneak peek, Common explained the song further.

 

“When I think about the blue sky, I think, ‘Man it’s about to be a good day. It’s a bright day.’ It made me think about fulfilling my dreams and getting what I wanted.”

&ldquo:That’s the theme of the song… go get your dreams.”

Good song. Great message.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon debut their Incredible twins.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Debut the Twins: Their Fantastic Birth + Education First

Last night, on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon showed their twins Moroccan and Monroe to the world for the first time — or as that picture indicates, The Incredibles.

Always up for fun, Nick Cannon said the day Mariah Carey gave birth he was ready with a video camera and music. He told the doctor to let him know when he was ready to pull the twins out, so he could play the music.

Mariah was in complete agreement. She even picked the track: a live version of her song “Fantasy.” Mariah…

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's twins, Moroccan and Monroe
“I wanted the live version so they would enter the world to applause.”

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's son, Moroccan
This is Moroccan

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's daughter, Monroe
That is Monroe

Those are two cute kids, that look ready for lights, camera, action, but Nick Cannon says he doesn’t really want them to get into the family business.

Nick Cannon in the pool with Moroccan
“I think society puts to much on entertainment and entertainers. They praise them like they are royalty; especially in America where it should really be about the teachers and the doctors. I want them to be able to sing as good as their mother. I want them to be able to play instruments, but I want them to like, get a PHD.”

Moroccan grabbing a microphone and wearing sunglasses
Mariah interjected, “It’s kind of one or the other. You gotta do the music thing first. I gotta say, they really respond to music.”

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's twins, Moroccan and Monroe
Nick Cannon circled right back, “But I wanna make sure we get education first.”

Sounds like education will be a big discussion if either of these kids get a Jaden or Willow Smith thing going.

Check out the 20/20 segment below.

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The pictures were released from their personal collection in accordance with The Fresh Air Fund’s, Camp Mariah. Mariah Carey’s project to help inner-city kids explore education and career paths. Maybe in 10 years we’ll see Monroe and Moroccan there.