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We have another round of YBF 2018 grads and this time we're showing love to the high school grads. Even Mike Bivins, who copped his high school degree at the age of 49. More inside...
It's grad and dad season!
Before we celebrate the dad's in our lives, a few YBF dads got a special treat right before Father's Day.
Former NBA baller Rick Fox and his ex-wife/actress Vanessa Williams joined forces to celebrate their daughter Sasha Fox graduating high school. She copped her degree from The Harvey School and you can tell her parents were more than excited about it.
All of her siblings - Jillian Hervey (aka Lionbabe), Melanie Hervey, Devin Hervey and Kyle Fox - were there to show her support and congratulate her on her big accomplishment.
Sasha will be heading Chapman University, a private university in Orange County, California. Nice!
Watch her walk across the stage below:
Another YBF lady moving into the next phase of her life...
Eddie Murphy is another proud dad before Father's Day rolls around. The comedian/actor and his ex-wife Nicole Murphy came together to celebrate their daughter Zola Murphy graduating high school. Woot!
Nice to see Eddie - father of nine- come out and support his daughter during such a special occasion.
See her in action below:
"black-ish" star Marcus Scribner is another new YBF grad. He just trekked across the stage to receive his high school diploma.
And his whole family was there to support. Daddy Scribner tho....
By the way, Marcus just wrapped up filming for a new thriller titled Confessional.
Jim Jones' son Pudy is growing up! He's on his way to high school, but first, it's middle school graduation time. Yes, middle school. Sheesh. Congrats!
And last but not least...
It was a long time coming, but it happened!
Singer Mike Bivins just received his honorary high school diploma from Belmont High School in Belmont, Massachusettes. The New Edition singer dropped out of high school in the 10th grade to pursue his music career. He was supposed to graduate in 1986.
In an interview with WHDH, he opened up about receiving his sgree, “It’s never too late, don’t ever feel like you can’t go back fix something and do something again. As long as you have breath, you can go back and do the same thing and maybe it’ll have a different outcome.”
34 yrs later, Michael Bivins accepts his honorary diploma from Belmont HS. He left soph. yr to tour with New Edition pic.twitter.com/8ZUD39jvow
— Kim Lucey (@KimLucey) June 7, 2018
Aww! He and his wife Teasha Bivins just welcomed their fourth daughter last month.
On Instagram, he shared how he was feeling about receiving the degree, writing, "Thank You God for all you do in my life and my family,friends & fans who hold me down aka Cap & Gown #BelmontHighSchool #Class1986 #2018 #Bivfam #MLB50th...God Bless Michael L.Bivins aka Sporty"
Mike is gearing up to head out on tour with his New Edition brothers, except they'll be going by the name RBRM, sans Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill.
The newest face joining season 2 of "Claws" will have you like "Yessssss, perfection!" We've got the exclusive deets inside on who to expect to pop up on your screen this season to play young Desna.
When twinning with your mom pays off...
Dia Nash, "Claws" star Niecy Nash's youngest daughter, just went to her high school prom last year. Now, she's about to slay the small screen!
We've exclusively learned the gorgeous YBF Teen is set to play the young version of her mom's character on the hit TNT drama this upcoming season (which kicks off tonight at 9p ET!). Dia will star as teen Desna, who gives a glimpse of Desna during her troubled early years.
We're told the budding actress didn't get any special favors and her mom ordered the director and producers to not take it easy on her. She had to audition just like everyone else. And chick killed it. It also doesn't hurt that she looks like Niecy looks spit her right out.
Just for how spot-on this casting is, peep the pics below. Dia has Niecy's whole face, and she's got hella personality, just like her mom.
By the way, you'll also see Sheryl Lee Ralph hit the screen in season 2! She will play Matilde Ruval, the Haitian mother of Desna’s super sexy love interest Gregory Ruval (played by Jimmy Jean-Louis), a caring mother to her son with more going on than meets the eye.
The 2018 Tony Awards went down last night and several YBF celebs were in attendance to celebrate everyone killing it in Broadway. See flicks of Kerry Washington and her hubby Nnamdi Asomugha, Tiffany Haddish, T.I., his son Domani Harris and more inside...
The stars aligned at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC last night to salute excellence in Broadway theatre. Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha made a rare appearance when they popped up together at the Tony Awards. We don't see them together on a red carpet often. However, the Tony Awards may be something special for the couple.
Watch Kerry - dazzling in a plunging neckline silver Versace jumpsuit with a cape - and Nnamdi head inside of the venue below:
kerry washington!!!!! pic.twitter.com/e8fw77nT5q
— e (@sculIysdana) June 10, 2018
Ok, we're obsessed. This look is everything.
The "Scandal" star and the former NFL player first met after Kerry's Broadway performance in "Race" back in 2009. The rest is history! They tied the knot in 2013 and then had two kids, Isabelle Amarachi and Caleb Kelechi.
Speaking of Broadway, after wrapping up the finale season of "Scandal," Kerry will be returning to the stage. The NYC native will star in Christopher Demos-Brown's "American Son," set to start in October. Nice!
LOVE this pantsuit!
She (always) readyyyyy!
Tiffany Haddish came ready to party in a silver paisley printed Michael Kors jumpsuit, hitting the carpet with designer Michael Kors. The Girls Trip actress stopped to hit a few of her signature red carpet poses before heading inside.
She caught up with Tony Award legend LaChanze.
LaChanze was on the scene as she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as singer Donna Summer in "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical." Unfortunately, she didn't win, but she's still a FAB chick in our book.
It was a special night for one father-son duo!
T.I. and his son Domani Harris were front and center at the 2018 Tony Awards since they both were nominated for an award! Tip and Domani were in the running for Best Original Score for their parents in "Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical."
The Us or Else rapper couldn't be happier for his 17-year-old son, writing on Instagram, "Message to my 17 yr old self: Yoooo Tip !!! Will you Just cool out,control your anger/emotions,& manage your impulses???... You will accomplish great things in your life of true meaning that will give you true pleasure & peace. As true as this may be,nothing you do in life will ever bring you the satisfaction that you’ll get from witnessing your children do it sooner than you did. Congratulations son. @domaniharris1"
"Orange Is The New Black" actress Uzo Aduba, who also acts on Broadway, lit up the carpet in a custom canary halter Cristina Ottaviano gown.
Killed it! Come on through yellow.
By the way, a new season of "OITNB" returns to Netflix on July 27th.
"Atlanta" star Brian Tyree Henry is out here working! Outside of bringing his character Paper Boi to life on television, the EMMY nominee also does Broadway work. He's nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role in "Lobby Hero."
Unfortunately, he lost to Nathan Lane in "Angels in America."
We wonder what these two chopped it up about.
Former winner Cynthia Erivo was all smiles as she made her way down the carpet in a black New York Vintage gown and look hella fab while doing so.
She's gearing up to play famous abolitionist and warrior Harriet Tubman in an upcoming biopic.
Condla Rashad, daughter of Phylicia Rashad and sports caster Ahmad Rashād, STUNNED in a Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 tangelo paper taffeta gown. She was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Play (“Saint John”) as Joan of Arc. FUN FACT: She is one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated in the category.
That hair and this dramatc dress, perfect!
Sucks she didn't bring home the win. Chick also killed it on this season of "Billions" by the way.
You may remember him as Ghost's lawyer on "Power," but his name rings bells on the Broadway scene. Brandon Victor Dixon, who played in Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, was all smiles when he hit the carpet to celebrate Broadway.
EMMY nominated actor Titus Burgess brought his partner Pablo Salinas along as his date for the festivities.
Kerry and Uzo hit the stage to present, but it was actor Robert de Niro who stole the show last night. He walked out on stage like a "G" and the first words out of his mouth were "F*ck Trump!" and everyone seemed to agree. Check it below:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 11, 2018
After the show...
"Power" star Naturi Naughton and former Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. made their way to the the 2018 Tony Awards Gala held at The Plaza Hotel after the awards ceremony.
If you haven't heard, "Power" returns for a new season on Sunday, July 1st at 9pm EST on STARZ.
It's being reported Lil Kim has filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy as she owes creditors $4 million. Deets inside...
Lil Kim has a financial situation on her hands.
After 24 years in the rap game, it's being reported Kimmy Blanco owes creditors hella cash, so she filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy last month. According to The Blast, the Hard Core rapper owes a whopping $4 million to her creditors. To pay off the debt, it's reported she offered to sell her New Jersey mansion and she also proposed a payment plan where she will pay $5,500 to her creditors over the next 60 months.
But, that may not be enough since the bankruptcy trustee has already rejected her proposal. Yikes.
The Blast got a hold of her court documents and here's her financial breakdown:
Kim’s average monthly income is $18,286 and her expenses total $12,784, leaving her with around $5k after paying her bills. Her assets total $2,573,300 and liabilities in the amount of $4,084,841.60. She owes $1,845,451 in back taxes alone.
Her assets include her $2.3 million New Jersey home, a 2000 Mercedes Benz worth $4,200, a 2005 Bentley Continental GT ($52,600), $25k in household furniture, $5k in electronics, $5k in apparel, and $25,000 in jewelry. She also says her three entertainment companies are worth in excess of $150,000. Her largest creditors include $2 million owed to a loan company relating to her New Jersey home, $1,469,105 in unpaid federal taxes from 2004-2017, $376,346.74 owed to the New Jersey Division of Taxation for unpaid taxes from 2004-2017, and $186,000 in unpaid legal bills.
She says she's making money from her companies as well:
Kim’s says her company, Queen Bee Entertainment, pulled in $361k last year. She estimates the company’s monthly income is $43k and expenses around $25k, leaving her with a profit of around $18k. Through her business, she spends $2,200 on her wardrobe and $10k on travel/entertainment. The rapper lists that she supports her 3-year-old daughter but does not list that she receives any child support.
The docs reveal Kim has made $90,678 in income so far this year. Kim says she made $398k in 2017 and $823,659 in 2016.
$2K on wardrobe seems a bit low, no?
Filing Chapter 13 does not necessarily mean you're broke. Ask 50 Cent. It's often used to clear debt and get finances in order. We shall see how it works out for Kimmy...
Teairra Mari is bouncing back from her sex tape scandal and shooting the upcoming season of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" all the way in London. And we gotta say, she looks good...and unbothered.
The singer and reality star was spotted filming scenes of "LAHHH" with co-star Moniece Slaughter and newcomer La'Britney, who's a music artist, in London this weekend.
Looks like some tea may have been spilled. As usual.
The ladies posed it up in the obligatory British phone booth pics on IG while filming too:
Good to see T.'s moving on.
Kanye West celebrated his 41st birthday with a star studded bash that created several "magical" moments. Go inside the shindig inside...
Throw in a VIP invite, a magician and a few flashing lights, and certain folks forget just how problematic Kanye West has been recently, according to the majority of the internets.
Kanye celebrated his 41st birthday over the weekend in L.A. and the proof is in the pudding. He had a BLAST! And so did his celeb friends who haven't cancelled him...yet.
Ye was all smiles throughout the night as he celebrated his B'Day with a few close friends, including Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, Migos rapper Quavo, Terrence J, his girlfriend Jasmine Sanders, and Ye's wife Kim Kardashian West. Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian were also in the mix to celebrate with their brother-in-law.
The party was thrown in typical Ye fashion - cookies with his face on them. He also had a birthday cake that was made to look like the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming - where he created his latest album, Ye - with green frosting that said "Happy Birthday Kanye." It was a tribute to his cover art.
The decorations were A1 and so was the entertainment.
The night was filled with magic tricks performed by Israeli magician/"mentalist" Lior Suchard as tracks from Yeezy's new album played in the background. He impressed Kanye by flipping over a pair of glasses and bending a spoon right before his eyes.
Peep videos from Ye's birthday bash below:
A week after hosting his solo album release party, Ye hosted another listening party in Santa Clarita, California for his collabo album with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts.
The rapper/fashion maven recreated the atmosphere from his listening party in Jackson Hole with a ranch themed party that featured a barbecue and plenty of comfort food.
In other West-Kardashian news...
The Wests vs. The Kardashian-Jenners' "Family Feud" episode aired last night. The Kardashian-Jenners ended up beating the Wests, but they let Kanye and Kim play the Fast Money round since "it has always been Kanye's dream" to play....
Surprisingly, the Wests did a good job and they won the extra $25,000 that will go to the Children's Hospital in Los Angels. See them in action above.
By the way, Kanye's Ye album just earned him his 8th consecutive No. 1 album. We'd say life is good for him right now. Even if folks aren't here for any of his shenanigans.
Oprah Winfrey is getting her flowers while she's still here! The media mogul has a new Smithsonian exhibit that chronicles her contributions to the culture and it's everything! More inside...
How many people alive get their own museum exhibit? We have one good answer: OPRAH!
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened a new exhibit, “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture," which explores Oprah Winfrey's legacy as a media mogul and cultural icon.
There's no denying Lady O's black excellence.
She went from a poor black child born in 1954, to the biggest daytime talk show host on the planet, to the nation's first self-made black woman billionaire! And the exhibit explores ever facet of her life. Oprah has inspired, motivated and helped millions of people throughout the 25 years she hosted "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and she totally changed the talk show game.
Before the exhibit was open to the public, Oprah did a walk through with her bestie/"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King and museum director Lonnie Bunch.
“I do believe that we had a big impact on the culture, and I continue to feel that from people every day,” she said on "CBS This Morning."
The viewing was an emotional one for Lady O as she explored so many monumental moments during her life and career.
Oprah has always championed the African-American History museum, donating millions of dollars as it was being developed, but museum director Lonnie Bunch said the donation did not influence the creation of the showcase.
“This is not a show for Oprah or by Oprah,” he said. “This is a show about other issues using the lens of Oprah.”
The OWN Network honcho looked at old television clips as a news anchor, her first talk show episode, old diary entries and more.
“Oprah Winfrey is the reason I love myself so fiercely and know that my voice matters." - A message from a visitor of the #WatchingOprah exhibit at the @nmaahc. ICYMI: Oprah & Gayle toured the exhibit for the first time with the museum’s director, Lonnie Bunch, this morning on @cbsthismorning. Link in bio! Fair warning: It’s an emotional one (camera emoji: @laz2020)
"Seeing everything under one roof brought tears to my eyes. Thanks Lonnie Bunch for giving @gayleking and I a sneak peek of “Watching Oprah.” It’s surreal," she captioned on Instagram.
Aww! Her dad Vernon Winfrey got the chance to see her exhibit.
Peep the emotional walk through below:
After viewing the exhibit...
Oprah and Gayle got glammed up and were front and center for the exhibit's opening. Before making their entrance, the besties got ready together and snapped a fun video with director Ava DuVernay:
During her 25 years on daytime television, Oprah said her "supportive man" Stedman Graham never once complained about her long days at the office. They hugged when Stedman popped up on the screen and it was super cute:
During the event, Lady O hit the stage and preached a WORD. Get into it below:
This is my friend. A true living legend. She created a space on American television that, for 25 years, changed what we talked about, shifted culture + politics, explored how we felt deep inside the quiet of our hearts. She’s one of a kind. And her exhibit at @NMAAHC is too. pic.twitter.com/qVdMAxj69I
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 8, 2018
Then, the afterparty!
Comedian Dave Chapelle was in the mix where he saluted Oprah for everything she has contributed to the culture. He made it known that he was privileged to have witness her accomplishments and he was also honored to be standing that close to her without having to answer any questions. HA!
Check it below:
After everyone paid tribute to Oprah, it was time to do it big! And Lady O got it in on the dance floor:
— AvaDuVernay Fans (@avaduvernayfans) June 9, 2018
“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture" is now open to view at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Congrats OPRAH! If you haven't been to the museum yet, this is another good reason to make your way there. And if you have, here's another good reason to go back!
Photos: CBS News/Oprah's IG/O Magazine's IG/Gayle's IG
We have a few more 2018 high school graduates! Go inside to celebrate with Remy Ma, her son Jace, Kimora Lee Simmons, her daughter Ming Lee Simmons and more...
One of Hip Hop's favorite couples was over the moon yesterday celebrating a new graduate in the family.
Remy Ma's son Jace just graduated high school. And get this, he finished 6 months early. Woot!
"I love you and I’m so proud of you; the whole family is [kiss emojis] You’ll always be my baby though #CollegeBound #ClassOf2018 This is who I do it for @JayJanafi," Remy captioned on Instagram.
Jace's stepdad Papoose and his step sister Dejanae were also in attendance for the graduation festivities.
“The Proud Family” @chanel.nine @jayjanafi @papoosepapoose Thank you for being YOU, Husband, WE got him to the finish line (well, 1 of them) And I don’t think any sister on the planet screamed louder for their brother than u Dēj#RemyMa GRADUATION GIFTS: @SamDiamonds144 thank you for making his custom chain in literally 24hours - He loves it," the "Melanin Magic rapper said on social media. "@_.bash thank u 4 helping me pick the perfect car; he’s not too mad that I didn’t get the hellcat."
Not only did he cop his diploma, he was also gifted a custom iced out necklace with his name and a Dodge Charger!
He'll be riding in style when he starts college....if his school allows freshmen to have a car.
Another YBF celebuspawn graduating....
Kimora Lee Simmons, who just received her business degree from the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business, was in mama bear mode for her eldest daughter Ming Lee Simmons' graduation. She's 18 and now a high school grad!
Her mom, little sister Aoki Lee Simmons, her brothers Kenzo Lee Hounsou & Wolfe Lee Leissner, dad Russell Simmons and Kenzo's dad Djimon Hounsou were there to celebrate her big accomplishment. We noticed we didn't see Kimora's current husband Tim Leissner in attendance.
When Ming Lee walked across the stage to accept her diploma, her mother was THAT mother:
This makes us feel SO old. Congrats Ming Lee!
In other Class of 2018 news...
Rapper Desiigner visited New Heights Academy Charter School in NYC to celebrate its 2018 senior class at their annual pep rally event.
The G.O.O.D. Music artist surprised the students with a special performance where he performed songs from his new EP, L.O.D.
And, of course, he performed his 5x Platinum hit “Panda.”
During his performance, he congratulated the graduating class of 2018, saying, “I never got the chance to finish high school…the fact that y’all in here doing your thing, that’s everything to me, you heard.”
After the pep rally, Desiigner met with the students and gifted them with some stacks! And their reaction is PRICELESS! Check it below:
According to VIBE, the New Heights Academy Charter School has achieved a 100% graduating rate as well as 100% college acceptances for the graduating seniors for the fourth year in a row. Can't be mad at that. Keep up the good work kids!
Photos: Remy's IG/Kimora's IG/FI Brand Group
Kelly Rowland just nabbed a new mansion in LA where she, her husband Tim Weatherspoon, and their son Titan can live like royalty. See her sick new pad, plus get the deets about her possibly leaving "The Voice Australia" inside....
Kelly Rowland just copped a new mansion in LA right before summer officially kicks off.
"The Voice Australia" judge and her hubby Tim Weatherspoon are the proud owners of a lavish new mansion in the super luxe Sherman Oaks neighborhood in Los Angeles. And it reportedly cost them a cool $3.45 million.
Their new abode features five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread out over 4,285 square-feet, which sits behind gates to keep their dwelling extra private. It's a newly built home with modern top-of-the-line appliances, a custom fireplace, a fly kitchen with an oversized quartz stone island, custom tile and a cute breakfast nook.
The outside of the home features a huge swimming pool (we know 3-year-old Titan is going to love this!), a spa and a large stone patio to entertain guests as they gaze at the incredible view.
Check out more flicks of their new family home below:
As for Kelly's current job...
Is Kelly Rowland leaving "The Voice Australia" as a judge? She might if they don't start putting some "respeck" on her name.
As the season finale episode approaches, it's being reported that the former Destiny's Child member has threatened to "walk out" on the show. Why? Well, according to Australian magazine New Idea the 37-year-old singer isn't feeling how the talent she chooses is being treated.
Apparently, ish started to hit the fan when her contestant, Fasika Ayallew didn't win last year.
"She feels robbed after her contestant Fasika came third last year," a source told the magazine. "She is still moaning about it now and says she can’t understand what happened."
The news about Kelly's possible departure reportedly has producers going bananas as they desperately try to get down to the bottom of it.
"They know she won’t hold back," the source continued. "Kelly doesn’t like losing, everyone found that out the hard way last year when she stormed off and refused to talk to anyone. It was awkward, especially for the winner Judah [Kelly] and for his coach Delta."
It's reported Kelly decided NOT to celebrate with the other coaches last year at the show's wrap party. However, we found pics of Kelly attending the wrap party last year. See the flicks here.
Hmm...something doesn't quite add up.
It sounds like they may have misunderstood what she said in a recent interview. She mentioned she would walk out if Aussie viewers didn't vote for a particular contestant.
"We have people on the show this year, and I’m like: 'If the Australian public don’t vote for this person, I’m just gon’ have to walk out.' I just won’t get it," she said.
This sounds more like something you say during a moment of frustration. We don't think she literally meant she would walk out. But then again, maybe she did mean it. As of now, nothing is confirmed about her leaving or staying. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
In the meantime, peep this adorable video of Kelly, Tim and Titan exploring Australia below:
#seeaustralia My trip to Hamilton Island @australia was one of the most Beautiful, memory-filled trips, I have ever been on! Having seen the most clear blue water, experiencing one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, encountering the most Gracious Staff, and having one of the best food & wine experiences, this trip has blown my mind! To The Staff at @qualiaresort a million THANK YOU’s And love to you all! To the staff at The Reef View Hotel, for treating my TITAN like a King! THANK YOU! My team and I are OH-SO Refreshed, and counting down the days til we come back for more adventures! I appreciate and thank you from the bottom of my heart! Til Next time! Kelly Rowland : By @ashleymoniqueharper
Photos: Zillow/Kelly's IG
We've rounded up a few flicks and videos of what some YBF couples were up to over the weekend. Check it inside...
Why won't they let Gucci Mane live? Oh, nevermind.
Big Gwop and his wife Keyshia Ka'oir jetted to paradise for some quality vacay time together. Of course, they're keeping their fans up-to-date with everything they're doing.
Gucci Mane’s new look pic.twitter.com/YSa8SnDWaU
— RapSpotlights (@RapSpotlightss) June 10, 2018
The ATL rapper shared a picture of himself and his wife in their island gear and everyone is letting him have it. Poor thing. We can't lie, when we first glanced at the picture, we thought he had on a floral romper, but it's clearly a two piece. We're sure Keyshia encouraged him to rock this.
Here's some of what folks have been saying:
Not even mad. He's madly in love and they seem really happy together so we're ALL for it. #BlackLove.
As for another couple doing it up on vacay...
Leaving the kiddies behind, Ciara and Russell Wilson spent the weekend up north to have some fun at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada.
The Wilsons were there to cheer on Formula 1 racecar driver Lewis Hamilton. And not only that, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback got the chance to drive a lap around the course. Nice!
There's always time for a quick shot to show off the 'fit. The singer rocked a green and white MONSE sweatsuit from the Spring 18 collection paired with a pair of funky Buffalo London sneakers.
After the races...
The lovebirds got all dressed up for an intimate night out in Montreal. CiCi was classy, yet sexy in a black high slit gown while Russ kept it cool in a black shirt and striped trousers.
Jhene Aiko and her boo Big Sean are still going strong.
The rapping/singing TWENTY88 duo hit the stage at Chene Park in Sean's hometown of Detroit.
The Souled Out songstress rocked a risqué ensemble by Y/PROJECT and ANREALAGE for her stage performance.
She captioned, "always a pleasure when fine a** @bigsean shows up #chenepark."
Aren't they cute or whatever.
Former "BBW" star Draya and her fiance Orlando Scandrick, who recently signed with the Redskins, celebrated their unofficial "Rosé Day" in Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu. The NFL baller sat there all smiles as the Mint Swim owner snapped several pics:
Nothing like hanging out on a chill Sunday sipping champagne with BAE.
Speaking of BAE...
Christina Milian and her boyfriend Matt Pokora are quite serious. He was spotted getting in step-daddy-in-training time with C-Milli and her daughter Violet Nash, who Christina shares with her ex-husband The Dream.
The R&B singer and the French singer and little Violet enjoyed some frozen treats as they walked the streets of the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Everyone was dressed in some chill threads - t-shirt, shorts and sneakers- for a chill evening out together.
With things seemingly heating up between Christina and Matt, the 36-year-old singer recently shared that she would love to have more children and get married again. "I definitely want to have more kids," she told Life & Style."And I would love to get married again, too, especially to somebody that I love and that's open and wants to do it. Sure, they can spring the ring on me anytime!"
You hear that Matt?
As for her career, she's gearing up to start shooting a TV pilot for a FOX musical drama titled, Mixtape.
Photos: Gucci's IG/Ciara's IG/Jhene's IG/Draya's IG/MEGA/Backgrid
HOT 97's 25th Annual Summer Jam concert went down with a bang! Missed it? Here's the ish you need to know. Meek Mill was doing tricks, Remy Ma threw shade and everyone - from Lil Kim to NBA ballers to Weezy to Colin Kaepernick to tons more - was turning up! Pics and videos inside...
Meek Mill made a grand entrance when he popped up onstage to perform at HOT 97's 25 annual Summer Jam concert. It's one of the biggest summer concerts of the year, so the Philly rapper had to do it big when he came out on stage at New Jersey’s Metlife stadium.
The MMG rapper surprised fans when he rolled out on stage on a 4-wheeler He popped a wheelie right before he was handed a microphone and went straight to performing his hit "Dreams & Nightmares."
During his set, he shared some inspirational words, saying, "Nothing is impossible. If you come from the bottom, chase your dreams.”
Ironic he popped a wheelie on a 4-wheeler being that he was arrested for violating his probation for doing the exact same thing on a dirt bike on the streets of NYC.
Check out his full performance below:
If you can't view it above, check it out here.
But wait Meek....not so fast.
The Dreamchaser (and his legal team) still have to deal with Judge Genece Brinkley.
Apparently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied Meek's request to have Judge Brinkley taken off his case...at least, for now.
According to TMZ, Brinkley will stay on the case at least until after his next hearing. Y'all know Meek and his team have been trying to get her off his case with claims that she's bias. They have also made claims that she isn't mentally stable enough to preside over the case.
The site reports:
The state's Supreme Court justices were split on the matter -- 3 denied it, 3 supported it ... but there's a twist. Justice Wecht denied it, but left the door open for Meek and his team to raise the issue again after his June 18 hearing in front of Judge Brinkley.
The justices who supported Meek's motion agreed Brinkley should have recused herself because "her continued involvement has created an appearance of impropriety that tends to undermine public confidence in the judiciary."
As for the 3-3 split, there could have been a tie-breaker but, for some reason, Justice Kevin Dougherty did not participate in the decision.
There's that. However, Meek and his team remain optimistic that they'll get her off the case. The rapper's lawyer Joe Tacopina said, "We remain hopeful that the overwhelming amount of evidence in this case – and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s backing – will prompt Judge Brinkley to grant Meek a new trial, failing which we will promptly pursue all appellate remedies available to right this terrible injustice."
Good luck with that.
Back at Summer Jam...
Remy Ma kicked off her performance with a medley of her hits including, "All The Way Up," "Company" and "Melanin Magic." She also performed her hit single with Ne-Yo"So Good," and he came out on stage to help her perform it.
After running through tracks, “Ante Up,” “Lean Back” and “Conceited," Rem brought out Lil Kim again during her Summer Jam set. The ladies represented female rap empowerment as they performed their joint track "Wake Me Up."
At the end of the track, Remy issued a warning, saying "And I'm here all night in case anybody's wants to come through." Oop!
Peep their performance below:
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Speaking of Young Money....
Lil Wayne is all smiles after finally settling his legal battle with his "dad" Birdman.
When he hit the stage he had three things he wanted to share with concertgoers.
1. “We all ain’t shit without the eyes above."
2. "I know that I ain’t shit without you."
3. "Number three is a very important thing and if you don’t remember shit about tonight, please remember that I ain’t shit without you.”
He ran threw some of his hits, including “Ride for my N*ggas (The Sky Is the Limit),” “John," “6 Foot 7 Foot," “Got Money," “Lollipop," “Pop That” before performing “A Milli" and “Steady Mobbin.”
Weezy celebrated the 10 anniversary of his classic album Tha Carter III. Oh and guess what? Since Wayne and Birdman have reunited, The Carter V will be released. Woot!
Swizz Beatz, Bell Biv DeVoe and more acts hit the stage, including Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland, Tory Lanez, ASAP Ferg and more. You can check out their performances on TIDAL.
Activist Colin Kaepernick and his girlfriend/HOT 97 personality Nessa were in the mix.
Swizz linked up with Bel Biv DeVoe backstage.
The NBA was in the building! Hey, James Harden & Chris Paul.
Rapper Bun B was spotted backstage doing interviews.
Rapper Young Ma, The Mackies and HOT 97's "Ebro In The Morning" crew were also backstage making rounds.
Peep a few more clips from the concert below:
Photos: HOT 97
Janet "Aunt Viv" Hubert is taking her hate for her former co-star Will Smith to another level. Get the latest inside...
What's really good Janet Hubert?
The former "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star still has deep seated hatred for her former co-star Will Smith. So much so, she's blaming the award winning actor for her son, Elijah Isaac Whitten, attempting to commit suicide. Wait...what?
In a now deleted Facebook post, she wrote Will ruined her life with his "lies" and that resulted in her son attempting to take his own life.
Darksin Aunt Viv is still onn Facebook wylin about Will. She always has time but this is a bit much pic.twitter.com/A4G7FHbdzM
— Angela Renay (@angie_goodwood) June 2, 2018
Really, Janet? This is TEW much. We all know you hate Will, but damn.
It's no secret "Aunt Viv" can't stand Will. For years, she has blamed him for her not being able to find work in Hollywood after she was let go from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." She said Will was the reason she got fired in the first place. She said he had a big ego, that he acted like a maniac, and even called him a**hole.
Last year, chick went nuclear on Facebook, dragging ALL of her former "Fresh Prince" castmates after they reunited and didn't invite her. However, Will responded to her antics with all love.
“I think Janet Hubert Whitten brought a really powerful dignity to the show. I think she’s brilliant. I think as an artist, there’s so many things that she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. I loved what she brought to the Fresh Prince.”
Janet just can't seem to let go. These two really need to talk it out because it doesn't seem like Janet has gotten over her firing from the hit sitcom decades ago.
We just hope she AND her son get the help that they need.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith are talking about sex! And they're keeping it quite candid. More inside...
Jada Pinkett Smith has been making headlines ever since her Red Table Talk series launched. We're learning things about the Hollywood vet, above at Sirius XM radio moments ago and below arriving at NBC Studios for the "Megyn Kelly Show" earlier, that we never knew before.
For the latest episode, Jada, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and her daughter Willow Smith sat down for a VERY interesting topic this week for their Red Table Talk show. This week's discussion was centered around SEX! And yes, 17-year-old Willow was a part of the conversation, along with her 21-year-old friend Telana Lynum, despite folks having an issue with it.
The ladies shared how differently they all grew up learning about sex and how it has evolved over the years.
The Girls Trip actress got very candid about her sex life, revealing her grandmother taught her how to "self-pleasure." And she did it when she was just 9-years-old.
“My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me,” the 46-year-old shared. "She didn’t want me to fall into the hands of a man — and if he gave me pleasure, to think that that was him. And she taught me at 9!”
Good idea...but do you think 9 is a bit young? Maybe she was mature for her age and her grandmother felt it was the right time. Lordt. Can't imagine how that conversation went.
While her grandmother had taught her how to masturbate, she said she still struggled with her sexuality. Eventually, she got comfortable with it. Maybe too comfortable.
“I’ve had a lot of experience with sex toys," she explained. "I think by your age, I gave myself multiples first. Multiple orgasms. Yep, I did. I was really into it at one point, just because I was in an exploration state and I was abstaining from men. And I actually think I went through kind of like an addiction too with it. Then, one day I was just like 'Enough.' I was having like 5 orgasms a day."
Also, 17-year-old Willow revealed her first introduction to sex was when she walked in on Jada and her dad Will Smith. Jada had NO clue and you can tell she was shocked.
“My introduction to sex was obviously walking in on you and Daddy,” Willow shared.
“When the hell did you walk in on us?” Jada asked in shock.
“I was in Utah… not Utah. Aspen,” Willow said. “I was going downstairs to get some juice and I saw for a little moment and I ran away. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is so crazy. What did I just see?'”
Oop! Have you ever walked in on your parents?
Check out their full discussion below:
Jada recently spoke out about her own battle with thoughts of suicide in the wake of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s deaths. If you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Rapper Maino was trying to shoot his shot with Lil Kim (again) at the worst of time, and chick was mad annoyed. More inside...
It was a big day for Lil Kim. However, Maino tried to mess it all up.
Yesterday, Kimmy Blanco was honored with a proclamation to New York City during the 3rd Annual Power of Influence Awards held at New York City Hall.
Bronx councilman Andy King, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and BLAC (Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus) members honored the NY native with a proclamation for her contributions to Hop Hop. She also received the New York City 12th Council District Arts and Music Award and the city’s Power Of Influence Award.
Obviously, this event was ALL about Kim...until Maino arrived.
As she was being praised for her contributions to the culture, Maino kept trying to put his hand on her shoulder with a smirk, trying to flirt his way back to her heart. The way exes randomly slide into your texts with "Hey big head."
Kim didn't shy away from pushing his hand away. She curved his a** so hard in front of everyone, but he wouldn't stop.
In the past, it has been rumored that Kim and Maino were dating. In 2016, there were rumors that they were engaged, but they both spoke out to shut that ish down. Kimmy said they were just "friends." Either way, he def was trying his hand again.
Famed fashion designer Dapper Dan and rapper Styles P came out to show Kim some love.
"Growing Up Hip Hop" star Angela Simmons was also honored during the ceremony, copping the Power of Influence Legacy of Philanthropy Award.
She kept it cute in a black floral Ashley Sean Thomas dress.
Angela's big sister Vanessa Simmons came out to support her little sis!
Angela caught up with her fine a** brother Diggy Simmons, saying "Made my night @diggysimmons !!! #NycNights : @qlovebug" Aww! Sibling love.
Peep more videos from the ceremony below:
Teyana Taylor is about to make her debut on the new season of "Hit The Floor" and she's causing some major drama. Peep the first look, plus see Tey get into wifey mode while her man Iman Shumpert performs inside...
After making its transition from VH1 to BET, a new season of"Hit The Floor" is ready to drop. And it's going to be explosive.
Teyana Taylor joins the cast for the fourth season where she'll make her mark on the Devil Girls dance team. But she's also causing drama elsewhere. The "FADE" dancer will star as talented choreographer London, a girl look for a fresh start after a very public affair.
"I'm just a whore who took down a mega church," Teyana's character London says to Terrence J's character. Oop.
Yep, TJ will guest star this season and so will R&B crooner Tank.
London will also have some dance team drama with Jamie (Kyndall Ferguson), who is fighting for her chance to shine on the dance floor.
This season will see the return of prodigal star Derek (McKinley Freeman), who has an intense run-in with his new father-in-law, coach Pete (Dean Cain). Meanwhile, shrewd Lionel (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) has a sexy encounter with the mysterious new Eve (Tiffany Hines), who joins the league with surprising ties to Devils Nation. Devil Girl captain Kyle (Katherine Bailess), and rising star Jude (Brent Antonello) both return as power players on the chess board of Devils Arena, while German (Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel) returns in an unexpected way. We will also meet new dancers battling for the throne of the LA Devil Girls – Rookie Devils player Pax (Cort King) arrives on the court looking to prove himself, and then there’s sideline reporter Noah (Kristian Kordula), who walks a fine line between making the news and reporting it.
Check out the first look below:
Catch the first episode of "Hit THe Floor" season 4 when it premieres Tuesday, July 10th at 10pm EST on BET.
When she's not working, Teyana is stanning out for her man. And we're not even mad at all of this:
Not only does Iman Shumpert play in the NBA (he was traded to the Sacramento Kings this year), he also raps. The NBA baller was set to hit the stage during the June edition of ATL Live on the Park Season IX at Piedmont Park. And his wife was in the audience cheering him on, snapping pics like the proud wife that she is, and rocking out to his music.
*high fives Tey on the low*
Love these two! We see you Petunia...
Peep a clip of his performance below:
1. Boris Kodjoe just inked a development deal with BET Networks. STORY
It's a fashion faceoff between Beyonce and Remy Ma. Both ladies hit the stage recently in these Gucci printed thigh high boots. Decide who rocked it best inside...
Beyonce and Remy Ma kept it extra Gucci during their respective performances. And now, we want to know who rocked these Gucci GG canvas over-the-knee boots best.
Mrs. Carter first rocked the boots when she kicked off her On The Run II Tour with husband Jay Z in Cardiff, Wales last week. Bey was on her gangsta steez, flossing in a custom Gucci x Dapper Dan jacket paired with the printed Gucci boots and a crystal black fishnet mask from Laroxx.
She kept the rest of her ensemble simple, wearing a white tank shirt and distressed cut-off shorts.
Remy Ma slipped on the same Gucci boots for her performance at HOT 97's Summer Jam concert over the weekend.
The "Melanin Magic" rapper paired her boots with cut-off denim shorts (like Bey), a graphic t-shirt, and a GG printed fanny pack.
If you're about that splurge life, they'll cost you $1,790. They're currently on backorder over at Gucci with delivery dates estimated between 06/18/2018 and 09/17/2018. Sheesh.
WHO ROCKED 'EM BEST?!
Photos: Getty/Backgrid/Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com/HOT 97
Now that his beef with Pusha T has seemingly died down, Drake is back to business. And he may have just made folks forget about the L he caught. Check out his new Scorpion album cover, release date and his new "I'm Upset" video where a "Degrassi" reunion goes down...
Back to our regularly scheduled program...
Drake is getting back to business with his new album that's rolling out soon, following his rap beef with G.O.O.D. rapper Pusha T.
SCORPION will be released to the masses on June 29th, the follow up to his 2016 album "Views." Fans who have been anticipating the new album only have two more weeks before they are blessed with another musical offering.
"JUNE 29, 2018," the Young Money rapper captioned on Instagram with a picture of the album's cover art. It features a black-and-white head shot of Drizzy with his signature, the album's title and the year.
The "Nice For What" rapper previously said he was making this album for his hometown and he actually recorded in Toronto. “I’m working on this new album for the city,” he told fans during Drake Night at Air Canada Centre.
Speaking of "I'm Upset"....
"Degrassi" fans get excited!
Drizzy (aka Jimmy Brooks) rounded up all of his former castmates from the hit coming-of-age series "Degrassi: The Next Generation" for his new video, "I'm Upset."
In the Karena Evans-directed clip (she also worked her magic for the "God's Plan" video), Drake gets prepared to head out to the Degrassi High School Class of 2007 reunion where he links up to party with his former co-stars, includingShane Kippel, Nina Dobrev, Stacey Farber, Jake Epstein, A.J. Saudin, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, and Stefan Brogren.
The party gets totally out of control and it ends with the fire department showing up and shutting it down.
Gotta love Wheelchair Jimmy. Degrassi fans are legit freaking out on Twitter too because of the nostalgia overload.
Drake pimping Degrassi die-hards into making that terrible “Im Upset” record probably go platinum is some super villain stuff
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 14, 2018
Netflix this is your chance to put all ORIGINAL Degrassi episodes up NOW. Not that bullshit you tried to give us.
— Your Favorite Stoner (@AliciaGoku__) June 14, 2018
— Kary (@KaryDegrassi) June 14, 2018
Degrassi is probably the best aged cast I’ve seen.
— ನರಿ (@foxhunty) June 14, 2018
I think something that goes overlooked with this #Degrassi reunion is how well everyone turned out. Not looks wise, but as people. Degrassi casts age appropriate, which means 'child' actors. It's a testament to them as a franchise how nurturing they are with their kids. Awesome.
— James (@ScriptsByJames) June 14, 2018
Jesse was tripping off caffeine pills and Degrassi was like “nah we’re going with straight up coke big fella.” Degrassi by a mile. https://t.co/KL6VDjBM6i
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 14, 2018
Get into it below:
Will you be copping SCORPION when it drops in two weeks?
Photos: Drake's IG
Alice Marie Johnson met Kim Kardashian West yesterday, a week after Donald Trump commuted her prison sentence. Find out what the ladies chatted about during their first meeting, plus their "TODAY" show interview and Kwame Kilpatrick's clemency prayer inside....
After spending 21-years behind bars on a drug charge, 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson is a free woman. The great-grandmother was released from prison two weeks after Kim K made a White House visit to talk to Donald Trump, and his son-in-law/advisor Jared Kushner about Alice's pardon.
Alice was handed a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offense where she helped the inner workings of a drug trafficking ring. A week after the White House visit, Alice was a free woman.
Yesterday, Kim K flew to Memphis, TN to meet Alice for the very first time after several over-the-phone prison conversations. It was an emotional meeting for the ladies as Alice was uber grateful for Kim helping her get from behind those prison walls.
The "TODAY" show's Hoda Kotb was also in the mix to chat with the ladies about how this all came about. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star explained how she got involved with Alice's case and why she felt compelled to do something.
During the interview, Alice revealed she had no idea who Kim K was when she first reached out to her.
“As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find,” Alice said. “I started reading everything that I could about her. And everyone was amazed. And I was amazed, too.”
She said Kim was the one who called her and told her that she was being released from prison.
“When she said that, I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance,” Alice recalled while sitting in her sister's living room in Memphis. “I started screaming and jumping.”
Alice, who keeps two throwback pictures of Kanye West and Kim in her Bible, said simply saying "Thank You" to Kim and Trump isn't enough and that she'll be thanking them with her post-prison actions and decisions.
"Thank you' is not big enough. I think I have to walk it out. I have to walk my 'thank you' out. I have to live it out for her, for my family, for the supporters," she said.
The great-grandmother said she plans on continuing in the fight to help the women she met while she was behind bars.
"I plan on continuing to magnify this issue. And I can't stop. I can't stop. I've lived it," she said. "I've walked with them. I have cried with them. My life is completely intertwined forever with those who were left behind. So it can't end here."
It's reported Alice already has a job lined up to kick start her life after prison. Sweet!
Peep the interview below:
In between takes, Kim introduced Alice to Snapchat filters...of course:
While many understandably believe this was simply a "Look, I do like black people" move by Trump and another PR-op for Kim, it seems Alice is just happy to be free. And we can't even blame her.
Trump is in a pardoning/clemency frenzy. He recently pardoned conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. He's also pondering whether he'll grant clemency to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and TV personality Martha Stewart. Y'all know he loves anything that gives him anything close to unilateral power.
Now, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is trying his hand at getting his 28-year sentence reduced - one of the longest federal prison sentences for corruption in U.S. history. Kwame was sent to jail in 2013 after he was convicted on several charges, including racketeering conspiracy, extortion and filing false tax returns. He was found guilty on 24 of 30 counts after pleading guilty to perjury in 2008. He isn't scheduled to be released from prison until Aug. 1, 2037.
In a post written on his website, Kwame revealed he's praying for a 2nd chance at life, saying he's "ready mentally, emotionally and spiritually to go home."
"I pray that I will receive the opportunity for pardon/clemency from the President of the United States as well," Kwame wrote.
"Our country has always been the land of 2nd Chances! I am hoping, confidently expecting, that I will have the opportunity to boldly move into the next season of my life; outside of these prison walls. Also, that I will have the opportunity to help someone else get off the floor of despair, failure, brokenness and calamity…then walk courageously, confidently, and powerfully into their own new season, their own destiny," he continued.
"By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well," he concluded.
Hmm...do you think he has a chance?
Last week, Trump told reporters that he would consider pardoning up to 3,000 people, asking the NFL players who have been protesting to send him names of people they feel have been sentenced unfairly.
Also, Kim K reportedly slipped Jared Kushner a "pardon list" to present to his father-in-law Trump, which included names of several Hip Hop artists, according to Vanity Fair.
It's unclear who's actually on the list, but folks have been speculating that rappers like Meek Mill, Bobby Shumurda, C-Murder, and Kodak Black could possibly be on there. We're sure Kanye had something to do with this.
Guess we will see how this all unfolds.
Photos: Nathan Congleton/TODAY/Getty
Chanel Iman spilled deets on her struggle with morning sickness in her first trimester while attending a red carpet event. Meanwhile, Lupita Nyong'o presented Tracee Ellis Ross her ACE Award and #BlackGirlMagic ensued. Everything inside...
Well, hello there Chanel Iman and bump!
The Victoria's Secret model dressed her baby bump in a bold Romona Keveža dress to attend the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards held at Alice Tully Hall inside Lincoln Center in NYC. While she looked amazing making her way down the carpet, Chanel revealed her first trimester into her pregnancy was hell for her.
“The first trimester was very difficult,” Chanel told US Weekly on the carpet. “I really struggled. I was super sick.”
Aww! That morning sickness struggle is SO real.
Chanel and her NFL hubby Sterling Shepard are expecting to welcome their new bundle of joy in August. It's their first child. However, they still don't know if they're having a boy or a girl.
“I’m not sure if it’s a boy or a girl. I keep saying it’s one thing but I really don’t know," she shared.
Sounds like they're going to enjoy the mystery before he/she makes their grand entrance in a few weeks.
Also at the event....
Runway slayer Naomi Campbell made her way to the event as she was tapped to present during the awards show.
She snapped it up with VP, Firmenich Theo Spilka before heading inside.
At another event...
When FAB chicks link up!
Tracee Ellis Ross was set to receive an award at the 22nd Annual ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. And Lupita Nyong'o was on hand to present an award to another fashionista.
The ACE is the acronym for Accessories Council Excellence. The annual dinner recognizes celebs who floss accessories like jewelry, bags, shoes, and sunglasses like a boss, according to THR.
“Tracee always wears something that’s influential, but she does it with ease,” said Accessories Council president Karen Giberson. “She never does anything that’s too costumey — you find yourself thinking, 'I could do that.' She also comes across as being a real girl, and we love that. And we love what Tracee does for our categories.”
“I love a hoop earring,” the "black-ish" starlet declared. “Big, fat, small, round, drooping, oversized, hugging, encrusted — I love a hoop!”
To accept the Style Ambassador award, the fashion maven rocked a beaded sheer tunic pair with high waisted pants by Kevin Germanier. She finished her look with a white Tyler Ellis clutch, orange patent Christian Louboutin pumps and a pair of oversized hoops with matching rings by Lynn Ban. “And we have a nice orange lip, so it all ties together beautifully,” she said during her acceptance speech. Ha!
Lupita Nyong'o looked amazing in a bright yellow Carolina Herrera dress paired with a encrusted pineapple purse by Judith Leiber. The Black Panther star presented stylist Micaela Erlanger (below, right) with the council’s Style Influencer award.
Michaela is the mastermind behind all of the Oscar winner's slay worthy looks during her awards season in 2014.
“Before Micaela, my accessory game left a lot to be desired,” Nyong’o said. “I would choose an accessory just because I liked it. Now for me, accessorizing and dressing is more like a puzzle; there are pieces to it. If you wear a particular shoe, then maybe you don’t wear those sunglasses, and that’s what I’ve learned from her. I’ve observed her at work dressing me. Watching her work is like getting a little view into her mind, why she picks things off her tray and puts them back down. Now I try to play the Micaela game every day when I get dressed.”
NeNe Leakes just revealed husband Gregg Leakes' has been diagnosed with cancer, and the reality star's fellow "Housewives" are rallying around her as NeNe seeks treatment advice. Details inside...
Gregg Leakes has been in and out of the hospital recently, and now we've learned why. NeNe revealed the unfortunate cancer diagnosis on Instagram, saying it's now their "new normal." The good news is that both she and Gregg are ready to fight against the cancer with a vengeance.
While NeNe, 50, hasn't revealed exactly what type of cancer her 63-year-old husband was diagnosed with, he has already had surgery to have the cancerous cells removed. Now, the couple is determining what is the best ongoing treatment - chemotherapy or another option. She also thanked everyone, especially her co-stars (even Kim Zolciak) - for their outpouring of support and advice.
Looks like Gregg is feeling better and is up to the challenge, which is a total blessing. NeNe also says they will be transparent throughout this journey in order to help other families out there dealing with similar circumstances.
We wish the Leakes family all the best in health and spirit!