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Ellen DeGeneres: Centurion Cardholder / AMEX Advertisement

American Express Ellen DeGeneresThe most amazing bloopers are here

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Robert DeNiro: AMEX Advertisement / Tribeca Film Festival

In addition to being a Centurion cardholder, Robert DeNiro agreed to be featured in an advertisement for American Express, the founding sponsor for the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Diddy: Approved!

Random Black Card celebrity fact: Diddy once used his Centurion to buy 400 pink Cosmopolitans at what was formerly known as Sunset Room, Sterling Steakhouse, Sideways, but is now known as “Green Door.”

The venue, named after a 1972 porn flick, features longer lines and more gawkers on the weekends. For more of a local vibe, try a Thursday night for maximum people watching and better door policies. Men should bring a female friend in tow, given the house’s 2:1 ratio requirement for ladies to gents.

1429 Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 463-0008

+ Diddy

= 400 Cosmopolitans.

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McCain: Married into 100M and a Black Card

Check out this clip to get more details behind McCain’s wealth. Why would you go anywhere else for such information when you can find it right here?

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Demi Moore Changes Name for Ashton

As soon as Demi Moore became Demi Kutcher, she paid a pretty penny for some changes with the marriage. It was a long time coming before she changed her surname from Moore to Kutcher, which she is rumored to have done so to make Ashton happy. However, the change didn’t stop there. Demi also spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $350,000.00 USD on plastic surgery to get breast implants, collagen injections and liposuction on her hips, thighs and stomach. She also spent about $8,000.00 USD on a procedure to lift the sagging skin on her knees.

Perhaps all of this made Ashton happy too, but Demi didn’t stop there. She also made arrangements to become Mrs. Kutcher on her black American Express card, her passport and other official documents, but opted to keep her name from her first marriage to Freddie Moore for all her professional endeavors.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé: Ballin’ Hard

Just to give you an idea of what Jay Z and Beyoncé are working with: a five-star penthouse suite at a hotel in Miami’s Setai for a small nightly fee of $25,000.00. Of course, once you get to six-star level, the Amex Black Card proves to be especially useful. Like Black AMEX, there are very few six-star hotels. To name a couple: Crown Macau in China and Dreams Los Cabos in Mexico. Obviously you can expect nothing but the best treatment when you stay at these places: butlers, bathrooms the size of apartments, private pools and getting picked up in a Rolls Royce or helicopter from the airport (or your private hangar).

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Kendra, Holly, and Bridget: Playboy’s Girls Next Door

You never know who the next Black AMEX cardmember will be. It is no secret that Hugh Hefner’s “Girls Next Door” from the show on E! are all packing the Black Cards in their Prada bags. Hef’s three pampered girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison (his girlfriend no longer as of October 2008), and Bridget Madison are regulars at the Joseph Martin Salon in Beverly Hills where they get their hair bleached to that platinum blond. But money is no problem there or anywhere else on Rodeo Drive when you have a black card.

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We Like Kanye West

Kanye is a fan of referencing The Black Card in his music. We’re a fan of Kanye. He knows the deal.

“Better Than Yours (Remix)”

“Last Call”

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Get It Shawty (Lil Wayne Remix)

Ah yes, yet another reference to The Black Card in hip hop. I’m going to venture to guess that Lil Wayne is a rapper today with a lot of money. This 26-year-old from Louisiana is not playin’ when it comes to to making cake. By the way, if you didn’t know, his label has the fitting name of Cash Money Records.

Weezy is not lying when he says,

Okay I’m Weezy Baby
And I Am From The South Where We Call All Our Women Baby
Hey Baby Hey Baby
All Day I ask Hey Hey Hey
I’m Ballin Like Phay-a-way
3 Letter Credit A-Okay
Black Car Black Card
Girl I Got A Black Card
Can I Buy Some Of Your Time And Charge It To My Black Card

On a final note, the original version of this track by artist Lloyd was featured in the multi-million dollar game Grand Theft Auto IV. The GTA IV Game garnered a whopping total of $600 million one week from its release date.

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Lil’ Kim: 100% Frontin’

Gossip, gossip. Paolo Zampolli is founder of ID Models Management and one of the world’s premier model agents. Well, this entry isn’t about Zampolli, but rather Lil’ Kim who had the audacity to wear a diamond-studded Black AMEX around her neck with his name on it in a Nylon Magazine photo shoot.

“It’s crazy,” Zampolli said. “I have my real black card in my wallet. It’s got to be a fake. Let me take her to Cipriani’s and I’ll pay for lunch with my real one.” Lil’ Kim’s rep insisted the rapper hadn’t stolen one of Zampolli’s old cards. “Nylon’s stylist gave it to her,” she revealed. No comment from the stylist.

Of course, we know that Lil’ Kim has her own Black Card. It’s just a little weird that she would wear a fake one instead of her own. Maybe the setting of diamonds in Kim’s card would have created problems with swiping. But then, that still leaves the question, why not a fake of Kim’s own Black AMEX? There are some things the world may never know…

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John Mayer’s Success Has Not Corrupted Him

You might not know this, but before John Mayer became a pop-icon, he pumped gas to save up for his first guitar in his high school years.

Ironically enough, Mayer still has to pump his own gas–from time to time–only now rather than filling up other people’s tanks, he fills up the tank of his own Cayenne Porsche or whatever other luxury vehicles he has garaged.

Why wouldn’t he use his Black AMEX at the pump? If you’re going to fill your tank with premium gasoline for a high-perfomance engine, you might as well use a premium, high-performance credit card to do it!

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Before Mase Officially Left the Game, He Had Some Parting Words

You know Mase, right? It’s Diddy’s original boy. You know, before all of the name changes, back when Diddy was still just known as Puff Daddy, Mase joined Bad Boy records in the early 90’s before Sean Jean clothes or the show Making the Band had even run one episode. His peak years on the label were in the late 90’s. Well, ultimately, Mase gave up on the rap game. He fought his way to get the high status that he did. It was unclear as to whether Mase had a speech impediment or just had a nonchalant way of talking that was just cooler than the typical person. Fast-forward from the 90’s to 2004 and Mase released his last record on August 24 of that year, before retiring to then study at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia and move on to getting his Doctor of Theology or Th.D at St. Paul’s Bible Institute in New York. Mase now goes by the name Dr. Mason Betha. But let us not kid ourselves: we’ll always know him as Mase the rapper!

Lyrics from one of the tracks on that career closing record, entitled “Welcome Back,” might be of interest to you. That is, if you’re actually interested in the cultural aspects of America like we are,

I like the fact you’re bourgie

The wrap of your doobie

The way you walk with big bags of Gucci

Forget just buying you rocks, I’ll buy you blocks

Them things that you wanna shop, I’ll get in stock

And it don’t stop there, helicopter to the Lear

AMEX black card, shopper of the year

Around the world and back, with no Visa

I’ll get it so hot in here, it’ll give ya fever

The watch that I’m wearing right now Made in Geneva,

Wavy low Caesar, navy fou’ seater

Girls is snobby, money is my hobby

Cats want to rob me, coupes is wide-bodied

So I’m like mami, move down a seat

Next thing I know, hat blew down the street

Never knew we could have life like this

So much dough, it’ll put your life at risk

So, apparently Mase got out of the rap game without much risk, if you consider being devoutly religious to be risk-free these days.

At any rate, if you’d like to hear the above-referenced clip of the song in its true glory, feel free to click on the following.

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Kanye West’s Introduction to Black AMEX

Back in 2005 when Kanye West finished performing at a party celebrating the then 26-year-old’s debut on the cover of Source magazine, and was only just beginning to rise to fame as a rap star with his record, “The College Dropout,” West was handed a Black Card by an American Express sales representative. What better way to get your Black Card than to have it handed to you personally by an AMEX employee?

If you didn’t already know, flashy clothes and fashion have been interwoven with the hip hop world like the peanut butter was stuck to the jelly in the last PB&J you ate. Okay, maybe you never eat PB&J sandwiches, but the point is, American Express saw the opportunity to capitalize on Mr. West’s newfound success and passion for designer labels, and what better way to do it than with a Black AMEX with no limit? Self nicknamed “The Louis Vuitton Don,” Kanye has been known to wear more Louis Vuitton attire than most other rappers. I’m sure the French company, Louis Vuitton Malletier, has absolutely no problem with a pop culture icon like Kanye actively promoting their attire.

Oh and just in case you were wondering, all your local Louis Vuitton retailers accept The Black card.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

If you’re like me, when you think Olsen twins, you think more along the lines of this:

than you think along the lines of this:

But what can I say? The Olsen twins have racked up bank–over $100 million in their combined careers–and that has given them the privilege of being users of The Black Card. Sure, there has been some gossip that their Black Card got denied once because they “forgot to fill up their bank account,” but this was from an non-credible site dedicated purely to Olsen news. Black Cards don’t get denied unless you fail to pay the bill. Plus, I think it’s safe to say that Olsen news is pretty low on most people’s radar, but you have to hand it to these little girls, they’re all grown up now and ready to use their Black Cards!

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Kate Moss and the Black AMEX

So, let’s say you’re a British supermodel and you have been featured on over 300 magazine covers. Let’s also say you made over $13 million USD in one year and landed second on the Forbes list of richest supermodels. Then we could claim, just for the sake of argument, that your name is Kate Moss.

Like most supermodels, Kate probably doesn’t eat very much food in order to have a competitive edge in the modeling business. Well, since smoking cigarettes is a bit on the outs socially, we have to find a better appetite suppressant to maintain that supermodel anorexic skinniness. Wait a second. Okay, got it. Cocaine! Snow, blow, yayo, whatever you want to call it, this white powder will suppress the appetite of any supermodel while simultaneously giving their self-esteem a bit of a temporary boost.

What’s that you say? Kate Moss has a Black AMEX card in addition to a cocaine habit? Yes, it’s true! Well, now that makes perfect sense. What better to contrast with white lines of powder than a black credit card made from titanium? You can rest assured that the Black AMEX is not only a very practical tool in preparing cocaine for snorting, but it’s probably the classiest way to do so. Of course, American Express would never condone such practices or admit that celebrities would engage in such wrongful Black Card use!

American Express: My Life. My Card. My Coke.

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Cindy McCain: Black Card User and Family Financial Advisor

Guess what? You might not be voting next month in America, and your beliefs might not be closely connected to any one political party. However, it might interest you to know that Cindy McCain is an avid user of the Black AMEX.

You could call Cindy a homewrecker for being the result of the end of John McCain’s first marriage to his ex-wife Carol. But hey, we don’t care about that! We also don’t care that she battled an addiction to painkillers (Percocet and Vicodin, among others) for a number of years, nor do we care what she eats for breakfast. One thing that does perk our interest, though, is that she manages the finances of the McCain family.

Cindy McCain is the chairwoman of Hensley & Co., founded by James Hensley, and the third largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. Needless to say, she’s a wealthy woman. In fact, most of the McCain family’s money is wrapped up in Hensley, in addition to a handful of mutual funds such as JPMorgan Chase and American Funds.

Cindy McCain uses her Amex Black card frequently to support her current habits, such as purchasing designer clothing that costs more than most Americans make in a year. She might not have great taste in outfits, as you can see from the photos below, but she tastefully chooses to swipe Titanium rather than plastic.

Oh yeah, and John McCain has a Centurion Card as well.

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Gordon Ramsay – Good Food & Wine Show 2008

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay shows off his black card at the Good Food & Wine Show 2008!


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Ice Cube

Ice Cube

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

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Jennifer Lopez – Jenny from the block

Jennifer Lopez

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