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- 12/13/11--05:50: _Evelyn Lozada CELEB...
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- 12/13/11--08:55: _VIDEOS: T.I.'s "Her...
- 12/13/11--09:35: _NeNe Leakes TWEETS ...
- 12/08/11--07:20: ZOO DATE! Kelis & Baby Boy Knight Meet The Animals
- 12/08/11--08:15: Cassie Drops New Promo Pic, Preps "King of Hearts" Video Trailer
- 12/08/11--09:05: YBF's HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY MARATHON! WEEK 3!
- 12/08/11--14:01: DO-GOODER: Willow Smith WHIPS UP A Shopping Spree For 8 Families!
- 12/08/11--18:23: Paula Patton Gets STUNNING For Harper's Bazaar Arabia!
- 12/12/11--10:13: Tasha Smith Gets Pretty In Pink For BE Magazine
- 12/12/11--16:33: DO WE LOVE IT?! Amber Goes Dark & Long
- 12/13/11--07:22: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 2-Year-Old Khaliyl Spits Hip Hop Bars
- 12/13/11--07:56: PHOTOSHOOT DOUBLE: The Braxtons VS. The "Basketball Wives"
- 12/13/11--09:35: NeNe Leakes TWEETS About Her "Fab" Birthday Gifts
Prepare yourselves for cuteness. Kelis put on her fly mommy gear (a dark denim jumper, newsboy cap, and black studded boots) to take her 2-year-old cutie patootie Knight to the Los Angeles zoo yesterday.
We've got the mommy-and-me pics inside...
Knight seemed to be more interested in his sippy cup and things blowing around the parking lot before entering the L.A. zoo with mom Kelis. The cutie, who looks like the perfect mix between mom and dad Nas, hit up the merry-go-round and exhibits with friends:
Too cute! Kelis is headed to the beautiful Maldives in a few weeks to perform at an intimate concert at Huvafen Fushi.
Pics via INF
Season 4 of "Basketball Wives" returns February 2012. But before that, you can check out an unedited and unfiltered livestream from the cast's new promo shoot in Miami today--kicking off at 11am ET.
And drama may ensure since frenemies Eveyln and Jen will be in the same room....AND they're meeting the new cast members Kesha and Kenya. Check it inside...
As the cast shoots promos for the forthcoming season (Evelyn and Jen's pics above are from earlier this week as they prepped for the shoot), host Liz Black will chat with the ladies about the forthcoming season, last season’s most memorable moments, as well as their fashion selections modeled during the promo shoot.
In the upcoming season, you can expect the ladies to explore the pressure of juggling long-distance relationships and the stress of struggling to establish financial independence. Oh, and the breakups to makeups to fist fights with both friends and men.
This season, Shaunie O'Neal is on the path to establishing herself as a business mogul. Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams' 12-year friendship is in a precarious position. Will it recover from last season's fracture? Strong-willed Tami Roman continues to be a force to be reckoned with both socially and now in business. Royce Reed and Suzie Ketcham attempt to navigate uncharted waters as new chapters open in their lives. Two new ladies hit the scene: Newcomer Kesha Nichols survived every girl's worst nightmare, having her engagement broken off by her ball playing fiancé, just hours before their wedding. Kenya Bell is in the process of finalizing a divorce from a basketball star and is one of the most notorious and controversial wives in the league, whose infamous reputation is well known by the other wives.
Here's the live stream below which ends at 3p ET:
Cassie's still trying for a singing career. She just dropped this pretty new promo pic and will premiere her video trailer for her new single "King of Hearts" tonight.
The Bad Boy Family will be making their way to BETs "106 & Park" tonight for a few announcements. One of which will be Cassie debuted the trailer for her new single, "King of Hearts."
A snippet of the song was released back in September and the video was choreographed by LaurieAnn Gibson.
We hear Diddy may be announcing a few new members of the Fam like French Montana and Iggy Azalea. Show kicks off at 6:30p ET.
We're on week 3 of YBF's BIG Holiday Giveaway Marathon! And this one's for our FABULOUS Los Angeles area readers.
Since Kanye West & Jay-Z like to do umpteen repeats of Ni**as In Pars" at each of their Watch The Throne tour stops...we've teamed up with our friends at Live Nation AGAIN to give away more WTT concert tix! Enter inside...
A repeat giveaway for our uber fab L.A. readers! We already hooked up readers for the Madison Square Garden stops, and now we're taking it to the west coast. As the Watch The Throne tour rolls on, one of Ye and Jay's biggest dates yet is Hollywood.
So TheYBF.com and Live Nation are giving 1 lucky YBF reader a pair of tix for the December 13th concert at the STAPLES CENTER!
Here's how to enter: E-mail your full name, phone number, and address to Giveaways@TheYBF.com NOW! Put WTT STAPLES CENTER in the subject line. We'll pick one winner at random. Contest ends December 11th at midnight PST. Winner announced 12/12.
GOOD LUCK & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
*Winner must live in the L.A. area. Transportation not provided.
Monica is looking simply stunning these days. And after the recent taping of "A Very BET Christmas," we're sticking by our Preggers Watch stance.
Pics of a glowing Monica backstage with her cute hubby Shannon Brown, plus who else will be stopping by, inside...
Last week, celebs hit up the taping of BET's Christmas special. Monica was spotted backstage looking amazing with her husband Shannon Brown, as she will be singing "O Holy Night."
But what caught our eye is this extra flowing frock she rocked...a departure from her usual fitted looks and even more flowing than her recent looser-fitting clothes. And dare we say, her perfectly made-up face is looking rounder than usual. It could be love. Or it could be baby #3.
Yes, we know she vaguely half-way shot down pregnancy rumors a little while ago. But it wouldn't be the first time a celeb tried to vaguely thwart off rumors only to make the announcement themselves soon after.
By the way, if the dress looks familiar, that's because it's the same Lanvin dress--this one in white--that Beyonce wore to the MTV Awards the night she debuted her baby bump. Coincidence? Time will tell.....
Mo kicked it with Lloyd backstage too.
Newcomer Elle Varner was there to perform.
Cuties Mindless Behavior--who are rockstars with the youngins by the way--were also there to perform.
And Robin Thicke made his way to the stage for his performance:
"A Very BET Christmas" special airs Sunday, December 11th, at 8P/7C. The special will include performances from Monica, Jacob Lattimore, Robin Thicke, Elle Varner, Mindless Behavior, Jawan Harris, and Lloyd.
BONUS: Monica spoke to S2S about both her Justice of the Peace situation and her wedding in the upcoming issue. Here's a snippet:
Monica: Well, you know, people always ask us about the day, but to me, I look at our marriage as something that will have my undivided attention and love for a lifetime. The day was beautiful. Yes, it was. And some people even thought we had two weddings. We didn’t, Miss Jamie. We did it justice of the peace style because he was in the season, and the fellows were working hard on the three-peat. And, you know, some of his best friends are his teammates. So you don’t want to pull people out of that to try and do a wedding during the season.
Monica: But we did want to be man and wife. So we did our justice of the peace thing.
Monica: And then we had a wedding, and we were able to celebrate with all the family, all the friends, everybody that we loved, that supported us, you know, and go from there. So like I say, we’re dedicated to the commitment. We’re dedicated by marriage. But most of all, we’re dedicated by kids and family. So it’s just the beginning. But thank you for being so supportive. Even before I got to this point, you were always like that. So I’m like, we got to figure this out and make sure we talk to Miss Jamie before this day is out.
Check out the rest here.
Jay-Z made a huge announcement at his press conference at Carnegie Hall this morning. His Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is teaming up with New York's United Way for a fab cause.
Jay announced he will be performing at the legendary Carnegie Hall for two nights of performances...all to benefit both his Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund and New York's United Way charities.
The performances will be on February 6 and 7th. With tix on sale privately December 12th and limited public tickets January 30th.
He was spotted hopping in his Maybach before heading uptown for the announcement this morning:
And thanks to our homies at Rap Radar, here's some footage of what Mr. Carter had to say about it all:
“It’s every artists dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall. The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.”
Pics via SPLASH
That little do-gooder Willow Smith is making us love her more and more. The 11-year-old whipped up a BIG Target shopping spree for 8 families in need for the Holidays. And she made sure she was on hand herself to make it a fun occassion.
Check out the shopping race pics under the cut...
Willow and her magic hair, along with Target, provided a shopping spree for 8 families today in Harlem. After spending yesterday evening premiering her third video, "Fireball," off her upcoming album Knees And Elbows, she got up at the crack of dawn to cheer on other kids and families as they partook in a shopping spree given to them from the Target's "Kids Helping Kids" campaign. The lucky fams were chosen based on a nomination from The Boys and Girls Club of NYC for displaying leadership and academic excellence.
Fifty excited honor roll students from The Harlem Children’s Zone also joined in on the early morning festivities to cheer on the families as they sped through the store.
The families could stuff up to $1000 of goods in their 16 carts. Here's more pics and video from the festivities:
Willow said about the occasion, "It's been awesome because Target is one of my favorite stores. And it's just awesome to share that with the kids and be there for them."
Gotta love this!
Just like it was reported all over the internet yesterday, New Orleans Hornet Chris Paul will officially be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers! The deal was just signed this evening. And while this is a MAJOR career move (and many would say a huge upgrade) for Chris, news wasn't all good for Lamar Odom.
Deets inside, plus where Shannon Brown & Monica and Khloe Kardashian and Lamar are headed....
*UPDATED(9:30p)* Deal is ON HOLD for now due to pressure from the NBA and other team owners on David Stern to kill the trade. Stay tuned...
In a MAY-JA 3-way deal that just broke minutes ago, ESPN reports Chris Paul has been traded to the L.A. Lakers. This was in return for Lakers Pau Gasol, who is headed to the Houston Rockets, and Lamar Odom, who is headed to the New Orleans Hornets!
Many folks doubted yesterday that a deal of this proportion could or would go down, but it has. Lakers said they're willing to trade anybody for Chris Paul and Dwight Howard except for Kobe Bryant, and that's exactly what they've done. Folks are now saying Dwight's trade to the Lakers could come soon. Especially since 3 other Rockets are headed to the Hornets as part of the deal, so L.A. still has some room.
Chris made it known--behind closed doors--he was ready to leave the N.O. While Lamar has all ties to L.A. and leaving was not on his list of things to do.
Looks like Lamar and his reality hungry wife and mother-in-law better hop on that "Khloe & Lamar Take New Orleans" bus. And stat. Oh, and ask Kim about how to handle an athlete significant other in New Orleans. Sorry, had to mention it.
In other news, ESPN reports free agent Shannon Brown, who announced at the end of last season he was leaving the Lakers, has just signed with the Phoenix Suns. That ought to be interesting for him, wife Monica, and their kids.
These deals could just be the starting point and things could change again before the trade deadline. Thoughts?
Jennifer Hudson and her fiance' David Otunga were spotted out and about with their son David, Jr. today in Beverly Hills. Pics of the twosome running family errands inside...
Jennifer was in casual-mommy role today as she and her two Davids were out and about. She was busy in downtown L.A. yesterday shooting her upcoming Vanity Fair spread.
Just wondering what the temp really is if Jen's in a bubble coat, pants, and Uggs while her man is in a tank and son is in short sleeves. They look like a cute fam nonetheless:
Maybe they were getting some things together for their impending wedding. Even though it will take place in their hometown of Chicago, where Jenny just bought a 12,000 sqft mansion. Jen recently commented about folks wondering if their wedding will ever happen saying:
“We’re still here, but we’re very busy people. He’s always on the road. I’m always on the road. I know people are like ‘Why aren’t they together?’ We are, we just do it at home in Chicago. That’s out meeting place. And that’s where our wedding will be, at home in Chicago, with family.”
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, please take a look at wrestler David's new WWE promo and manties:
Paula Patton is clearly one of the IT girls of 2011. She's on numerous magazine covers and spreads, a spokesmodel, and starring in one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year opposite Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible 4.
Check out her gorgeous new pics and video as Harper's Bazaar Arabia's December 2011 golden cover girl...
The shoot, which actually took place in downtown L.A. (Paula's also originally from L.A.), features gorgeous clothes and jewels by Cavalli, YSL, Jason Wu, and more.
And chick looks stunning.
Here's the interview highlights. And you can blow up the pics above to read the interview in full:
On how her 1-year-old son Julian has changed her life
My son has been like a good luck charm, he brought great things with his birth and his live has given me strength to power through the difficult days.
On her fave designers
My favorite designers right now are probably Dolce & Gabbana first and foremost, I love the femininity of their clothes. They'll go a bit retro but give you enough modern elements that make it new and free. I'm a big fan of Lanvin, and for evening gowns, Carolina Herrera and I love McQueen.
On keeping her body in a state of chiseled perfection
I'd be lying to say that as an actor it's not a difficult thing--especially as a woman--to maintain a weight that….You're always watching what you're eating. I'm not going to lie.
Sometimes I do yoga, sometimes it's kickboxing, sometimes it's weight training, sometimes it's pilates. Basically still trying to keep the muscles there, so that when the next role comes it won't feel quite as difficult. I don't want to have to go through that first month again.
On her fascination with astrology
I don't know a lot but I feel like astrology gives you more compassion for everybody. Like I definitely suffer from putting my foot in my mouth, which is a very Sagittarian thing to do. So from that I was like, okay let me slow down, think before I talk.
On her fandom of President Obama
Of course….a huge supporter of Obama. He is doing a great job under much stress. I thin he will come to be known as one of the great American presidents.
Check out her hot video footage from the shoot:
The magazine commented about her fabulousness on their Facebook page saying, "She honestly had the best skin and figure we've even seen! She barely needed any make-up either! A natural beauty!"
Paula's next film, Disconnect, is all about rebuilding human relationships. The 36-year-old stars opposite True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard and designer Marc Jacobs also has a role.
Photog: John Russo/Harper's Bazaar Arabia
Tasha Smith is looking beautiful as usual on the Winter 2011 cover of BE Be Entertained Magzine. Check out the "For Better or For Worse" actress inside....
In a spring ready dress, newlywed Tasha Smith is looking pretty in pink for the new BE cover.
On how she differs from her fast-talking sassy characters
"I'm really a homebody, my friends always joke with me BEcause they think I'm the one that's gonna shut down the party, but I'm usually the one at home in BEd by 10."
On what married life is like
"My mornings start off with me waking up, giving my husband a kiss, & making us some tea..."
Tasha stars alongside her Why Did I Get Married? co-star Michael Jai White in Tyler Perry's TBS show "For Better or For Worse." And recently released a unisex fragrance, called US, with her new husband Keith Douglas.
Photog: Bobby Quillard
Over the weekend, this pic of Drake's biggest fan hit the net. We were hoping it was a photoshopped job. But we're pretty sure it's the real thing. Unfortunately.
Check the pic under the cut...
How much of a stan do you have to be to tattoo Drake's name in big ass letters on your forehead? Homegirl's shaved eyebrows are equally as tragic.
The foolywang behavior of tattooing dumb ish to your face and body is disturbing...on many levels.
This ish needs to end. Like, yesterday.
We all know Mariah Carey loves herself some Christmas. Check out her brand new video showing off her private life in "When Christmas Comes" ft. John Legend. Plus, the new Gym Class Heroes "Ass Back Home" video and the brand new "Men In Black III" trailer inside....
Mariah Carey shows off her private family side for her newest "When Christmas Comes" video. It premiered last night during "A Very BET Christmas." And now you can see what the Holidays are like with the Cannons.
Check out her showing off her dogs, her love for her hubby Nick playing around and singing with friends above.
Travie McCoy and Gym Class Heroes debuted their new video "Ass Back Home" for their second single off their new album The Papercut Chronicles II.
Is it just us or is travie looking real...different these days? Anywho, he told Ryan Seacrest today they created the benny Blanco production because, “The song was actually inspired by Matt’s [drummer] relationship with his girlfriend and realizing why he is so Zen on the road.”
Singer Neon Hitch is their leading lady in the vid, which was shot in Europe while on tour, as well.
And Will Smith and Tommy Lee are readying for a Memorial Day weekend May 25, 2012 return:
The brand new Men In Black III trailer is out. And it looks like Agents J and K stay true to the the first 2 movies...with a bit of time traveling involved. Will you be watching?
Get your minds out the gutter. We're talking about her hair. Decide if we love Amber Rose's new long brunette 'do when you read on...
She's rocked a black afro before. But at Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's "High School" tour stop at the Tabernacle in Atlanta Saturday night, Wiz's girl Amber watched on adoringly from the side of the stage. And she was rocking a new wigged out 'do with her denim cutoffs, zebra stockings, and white blazer.
Long sleek brown tresses instead of her usual blonde baldie. So...
DO WE LOVE IT?!
Pics via Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
1. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are taking their E! reality show cameras to Dallas. SHOCKER. Story
Toni Braxton stopped by Chelsea Handler's show last night. And she talked about her new white boyfriend not knowing shes also still dating her ex husband. Maybe it's because she's not comfy with the "slut" in her yet. Her words.
Peep the video, plus the altercations from this week's "Braxton Family Values" inside....
On last night's "Chelsea Lately," Toni talked about her love life and being surrounded by family a little too much.
On her "something new" boyfriend
"I'm playing in the snow. It's great. White people smell different. I can't explain it--but they just do. He likes to go hiking--black people don't hike. He likes kayaking and stuff like that. But other than that, it's the same."
On her inner slut
"I've gone out on a couple dates with my ex husband. But the white guy I'm dating doesn't know. We [Toni and her white boyfriend] haven't had sex yet. I've been locked down for 10 years. I'm not comfortable with the slut in me yet. I'm working on her though."
And here's a few clips from this Thursday's episode where Toni and Tamar HaveItOut.com. Toni has to school Tamar on who's the real star of the family, and defends her decision to fire Vince as her manager:
"Braxton Family Values" airs Thursdays on WeTV.
1. Flo Rida got off easy in his DUI case and has been sentenced to substance abuse classes instead of jail. Story
2. Beyonce took a loss on her tiny Miami cabana. Story
"BBW" star Evelyn Lozada celebrated her 36th birthday with a "Sexy Miami Burlesque" theme recently, and later drove away in a new Maserati, a gift from fiance Chad Ochocinco. See pics of the fun inside and decide if Evelyn is throwing shade at Jennifer Williams AGAIN!
Over the weekend, "BBW" star Evelyn Lozada celebrate her 36th birthday with a fun and festive two-day bash in Miami. She toasted her festive day with fellow castmate Suzie Ketcham, Teresa Caldwell (Bow Wow's mom), Nia Crooks, Shaniece Hairston (Eve's daughter) and Michelle Harrington (above).
And all the ladies wore "In The Circle" t-shirts because they are truly Evelyn's "REAL FRIENDS." (SIDEBAR: Y'all notice who's missing right?)
The weekend was created by event planner Amaris Jones of Elite Home and Lifestyle. And while Teresa hosted about 20 of Evelyn's "real friends" at the home of Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, they sipped on Ty-Ku Citrus Liqueur.
The party was catered by celebrity Chef David and Erika of "Delishe." And the birthday girl's cake was made by "Divine Delicacies"!
The entire weekend started at Chad's home on Saturday and on Sunday the ladies had a birthday dinner at Prime 112 before hitting hotspot LIV.
Clearly Jennifer is no longer in the circle. Or did Evelyn mail her t-shirt? Chick has a reputation for making shirts that piss her castmates off though...
And in case you missed it, check out castmate Shaunie O'Neal's own birthday party pics from the weekend.
Photos via db Agency/Justice Jackson
He's officially gone viral! Check out this 2-year-old baby from the UK named Khaliyl Iloyi who has become a star for spitting a few bars with his hip hop artist dad Femi Iloyi...
After Ellen Degeneres recently featured him on her show, folks were amazed by the cuteness of this little one. The video has been viewed almost a million times in almost 2 weeks. And by the way, his mother, Roucheon, is an artist too. Femi and Roucheon also formed a group called Royal Priesthood.
Can we discuss the uber cuteness of the onesie too? *swoon*
BONUS: Khaliyl has an older brother, Kieyen, who also raps. Kieyen spit these verses with his mom when he was the ripe old age of 3!
The preview of the "Basketball Wives" brand new Season 4 promo shots have a familiar look to them. That's because The Braxton sisters did almost the exact same style photoshoot at the beginning of this year.
Decide who rocked it best inside...
Last week, "Basketball Wives" Royce, Kenya, Jen, Tami, Shaunie, Evelyn, Suzy, and Kesha all smooshed in for a jeans and black tee and hot heels promo shoot for their upcoming season of the show. And we're wondering if the VH1 folks got the idea from The Braxton's Today's Black Woman magazine photoshoot from earlier this year:
Tamar, Towanda, Toni, Trina, and Traci donned their jeans and hot pumps with black lacy blouses for their hugged up ensemble pic shot by photographer Rob Ector.
So...who rocked the shoot best?!
The new videos from T.I. featuring Pharrell, "Here Ye, Here Ye" and Will.I.Am featuring Jennifer Lopez "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" are out. Check 'em inside...
“Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #Fuckdacityup. Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear nxt year. "When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out wit da old,in wit da TRUE!!!! Atown….Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!”
In the meantime, check out his latest video, the Pharrell-assisted “Here Ye, Hear Ye.” of his upcoming eighth album Troubleman (in stores next year). Also peep Young Jeezy and T.I.'s 10-year-old son Domani in the video too:
In other video news:
Jennifer Lopez teamed up with Will.I.Am recently for his "The Hardest Ever," video where she gyrates and slides across the floor in a lacy bodysuit and sheer thigh-highs.
So while Jennifer is putting other folks' bodies to shame, Will.I.Am is seen using a number of vehicles to launch himself into outer space. And eventually he makes it onto a space ship.
Watch it here:
NeNe Leakes has joined Evelyn Lozada as one of those people who overshare so much on Twitter about their luxury gifts. And folks are saying the ish is getting tacky. All day, the "RHOA" star has been tweeting about the fabulous birthday gifts she has received from mysterious givers....and she includes pics. Tacky much? You decide...
Don't get me wrong, we'e all happy that NeNe Leakes is "very rich" and living a great life and all. But by tweeting all these "expensive" gifts, does it make her look obnoxious?
It all got started earlier today as she kicked off her 43rd birthday celebrations.
First she tweeted a new Birkin:
Yes it's my Birthday & I'm working n Hollywood
#blessed so I'll celebrate later! Heres my first gift of the day
Then she said,
My hotel room is full of birthday gifts because I'm workin all day. here's another cute gift! Cork Louboutins
And then we got a tidbit about her personal life....
Just got the sweetest call from boo sayin he just landed n LA 2 b wit me while I work 2day
So....she has a right to be happy and enjoy nice things. And she should even tell friends about her fab gifts.
But is this tacky to tweet it to the world to impress people?
It's early in California so she's probably just getting started.....