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We've got candids of Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and the cast of "Power." Go inside to see what they've been up to over the weekend inside...
Tracee Ellis Ross is all about family!
Last night, the "black-ish" star made her way to the Warwick lounge in L.A. to support her brother Evan Ross and his wife Ashlee Simpson Ross' new reality show. The married couple, who tied the knotin 2014 and had a baby girl in 2015, will give their fans an inside look at their lives on their upcoming E! reality series, "Ashlee and Evan." The show is expected to premiere sometime this summer.
The YBF actress made sure to bring her "cool kitty" along for her night out on the town. She rocked a pink sweater with a picture of a cat on the front. Cute!
Evan was spotted arriving with his big sis Chudney Ross.
Before hitting the party scene, the 45-year-old actress got in some "auntie" time with her niece Jagger Snow Ross, daughter of Evan and Ashlee. Check it:
Too cute. By the way, Jagger turns 3 at the end of this month.
Also, fans will get a chance to see The Hollywood Reporter's full "Comedy Actress Roundtable," featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Drew Barrymore, Rachel Brosnahan, Alison Brie, Debra Messing, Molly Shannon and Frankie Shaw where they open up about pushing boundaries, demanding fair pay and their battle to keep their clothes on.
Their episode airs today where fans can tune in via satellite on channel 557 on DirecTV and 126 on Dish nationwide. If you're a cable subscriber, you can watch on Spectrum. Check your local listings for the time.
For a couples spotting...
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still going strong as ever. The happy couple lit up the streets of the Big Apple as they held hands while leaving the Casa Lever restaurant after dining on some delectable Italian eats on Friday.
J-Lo looked amazeballs in the perfect, casual summer 'fit. While her look was casual, it was still extra, but in a good way. The "World of Dance" judge rocked a colorful striped top that she paired with white, sleek fitted trousers. She accessorized her look with a diamond pavé Cartier Panther ring and chunky gold bracelet, a stylish white Chanel bag and chartreuse stilettos. And she's still feeling the big hoop earring trend that she has been styling in lately, rocking a pair of oversized Jennifer Fisher hoops.
Meanwhile, J-Lo's man kept it dapper stone colored tailored suit. He stays fresh in a suit.
After dinner with her possible future husband (give her the ring already!), the "Shades of Blue" star hit the streets with her kid and possible future stepkids...
The 48-year-old entertainer took her daughter Emme (10) and Alex's daughters Natasha (13) and Ella (10) shopping at Intermix in yesterday's super hot streets of Manhattan.
In a recent interview, J-Lo said she and Alex are taking things slow and aren't rushing to the alter as they both have been down the road before.
"We have to take our time," she told"Good Morning America. "I've made plenty of mistakes in my past. We're mature. We're grownups. We're going to take our time and take things at our own pace."
"Our life right now is incredibly wonderfully. Between our kids and our work, we're truly blessed. We don't need anything more right now."
But chick did do a whole song this year (she said a 'When Will I Get The Ring' lyric on 'El Anillo') basically saying give her the ring already.
Speaking of J-Lo's daughter...
The "Dinero" singer's daughter Emme is looking to cop a book deal...at 10! Jenny shared a video of herself and her daughter in the backseat of a car as they made their way to an important business meeting.
“It’s a very special day. Emme and I are off to our very first book publishers meeting for an idea Emme had for a book,” J-Lo said in the clip posted to her Instagram stories.
In fact, young Emme had a full day of meetings lined up to pitch her new idea.“We’re excited — we have three meetings today,” Jennifer said in the video with a caption that read, “Emme’s first meeting.”
Good luck Emme! She may be a shoe in considering who her mother and father (Mark Anthony) are, but we love they are teaching her to work for it regardless.
Elsewhere in the concrete jungle...
The cast of "Power" is heavy on the promo trail before season 5 premiere tonight at 8pm EST on STARZ. LaLa Anthony, Naturi Naughton and Rotimi were spotted leaving the AOL Build offices after wrapping up an interview together.
Come through color!
Naturi also linked up with her co-star Joseph Sikora for an interview on Fox 5 NY. Love this look on Naturi.
Looking good Rotimi.
Peep their full interview below where they talk about being snubbed by the EMMYs & Golden Globes, which character they relate to the most in their real lives and more:
Photos: Backgrid/MEGA/Splash/Naturi's IG/LaLa's IG
Is it over for Shaq and his girlfriend Laticia Rolle? That's what our sources are telling us. And there may be a few social media clues to back up that claim. Get it all inside...
Just a few months ago, TheYBF.com chopped it up with Laticia Rolle about her TRESS hat business and her relationship with former NBA baller Shaquille O'Neal. At the time of our conversation, it appeared everything was all good between the two.
Now, things may not be as peachy keen as they once were. Has Laticia finally "freed" herself from a situation she didn't want to be in any longer?
A source tells TheYBF.com the former NBA star and lifestyle blogger broke up a month after her birthday, which was February 11th. Apparently, things turned sour and they called it quits in March 2018. We actually spoke to Laticia at the end of February/early March and based on our conversation, she and Shaq were very much still together. In fact, she was talking engagements and possibly a wedding in the future.
However, the source claims by the time we spoke with Laticia, she and Shaq had already broken up. Oh?
"Sha and Laticia broke up a month after her birthday. They ended things in March. I don't know when you interviewed her for your site, but they were broken up by the time you posted it. Or, she may have been trying to save face and figure things out...but they were broken up for sure," the source tells us.
Oddly enough, Laticia has erased all of her recent birthday pictures on her Instagram, which included shots with Shaq. There are still pictures of the Basketball Hall of Famer on her account though. The couple hasn't been seen out publicly together since around her birthday in February. The couple's most recent picture together dates back to January and, according to the source, she's reposted it since.
Recently, the designer has been on some "Eat, Pray, Love" type "journey" where she has been hitting up several travel spots. For her most recent trip, she jetted to Venice, Italy at the very last minute to find solace:
On her lifestyle blog's Instagram page, she has been posting up pictures with captions that allude to woman who's seemingly going through some things. Particularly, a breakup. She talks a lot about "feeling free" for the first time in a long time and how it's important to "stop settling".
Peep the receipts below:
RESET. Italy, was exactly that for me + I promise to share more of my experience on our stories tonight. Italy was a spontaneous trip, that my friends mentioned a bit back and I literally booked the day before, because I know TRAVEL feeds my soul, and to be real my soul needed some loving. So that saying “book a ticket and leave” - is exactly what I did and I’m forever grateful for this decision. for the first time in a long time I felt free. life is a journey of highs and lows and it’s ok to sit back, reflect and say damn, where did the time go?! who am I or who was I? What do I want out of life? What are my true passions? Or WTF was I thinking?! I journaled every night.- in other words, I took this trip to Italy to rediscover myself and girl, I’ve missed me. [sounds strange right, but it’s so real] I missed my adventure seeking, always talking to strangers and eating chocolate self. I missed my freedom, my peace, my light. Italy brought pieces of me back I never even knew left. believe it when they say, “sometimes you need a break. In a beautiful place, to figure everything out. “ life is beautiful. you are beautiful. you deserve the world babygirl. Italy, Ti Amo. #travel #selfdiscover #selflove #freedom #happy #swim #italy #wanderlust #wander #love #sisterhood #empower #inspo
ITALY JOURNAL ENTRY 6*19: move out of your comfort zone. do the things you’ve always wanted to. find a way. stop settling +follow your heart. let all toxicity around you go. let it. love yourself the most. believe in YOU more than anything. grow. keep growing. stop holding yourself back. you have everything you need inside of you, open your eyes. use your powers. stop worrying about what they say. do you. there’s a whole beautiful world waiting for you to discover. GO. NOW. and don’t ever look back. xo, L #bluhazl #sisters #sisterhood #italy #travel #wander #selfworth #live #bebrave #wanderlust #truths #empower #encouragement #selflove #selfdiscovery #love #girlyougotthis
Oh, and there's more...
Laticia has been dropping subtle hints on her IG about living the single life and then, of course, deleting them. Sighs.
Anyhoo, above is a screenshot of a post she recently took down where she's posing in a bathing suit and captions it, "I'm finally freeeeeee"
One of her friends, Codie Cabral (who collaborated on a book with Laticia in the past), hopped in her comments section and called her a single lady:
And then there's this:
Laticia and Shaq began dating in 2014, around the time of his birthday in March. Engagement rumors started circulating in October 2017 when she posted a picture on her Instagram of them together (atop) rocking a HUGE diamond ring on THAT finger. But, she confirmed there wasn't an engagement..."yet."
Shaq is out here living his best life. He hit up the carpet at the Uncle Drew NYC premiere this week with his whole family, sans Laticia. Also, the picture she posted about being free (above) was posted around the time Shaq was attending the 2018 NBA Awards. And nope, she wasn't there either.
Last night, Big Diesel had some fun in the DJ booth inside LIV nightclub in Miami. Solo.
We reached out to Laticia's publicist, but have yet to hear back about the alleged breakup.
Welp. The sports experts tried to tell y'all. Now it's official. Deets on LeBron James signing with the Lakers inside...
L.A., get the welcome wagon ready. LeBron James is sliding in to be your new hometown hero. After 3 seasons with the Cavs, the 3-time NBA champ is taking his talents to the west coast as he reportedly just signed a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Western Conference just got interesting. Houston's definitely expected to give the Warriors a run for their money again, and now Lebron may have just put the Lakers back in the Conference championship mix. Plus, he's battling his bestie Dwyane Wade again in the same conference.
Yahoo Sports reports the deal mainly happened with L.A. as opposed to any other team because "the Lakers had a large amount of cap space to work with." Plus, we all know Bron is ready to be back on a MAJOR flashing-lights-style platform again, especially one smack in the middle of the television and movie world, a place Bron has been flexing his Executive Producer skills often. He's also probably ready to put his losses with the Cavs behind him.
It'll be interesting to see how Lonzo Ball (and his helicopter dad Lamar) handles this news.
James will make $25.65 million next season. Here's the rest of his contract break down:
Here is the breakdown for the LeBron James contract with the Los Angeles Lakers: $35.65M, $37.43M, $39.21M and $41M. He is not eligible for a no trade clause. https://t.co/mA0GyBP4xc
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 2, 2018
He's currently on vacay with his queen Savannah James and the kiddies in a $75K/week GORGEOUS vacay pad in Anguilla. But he found time to thank his home of Ohio for the memories (Swipe):
Are y'all here for this?!
Issa baby bump! LeToya Luckett-Walker just showed off her baby belly for the first time, and it's adorable. Deets on her pregnancy news inside...
She's not only a stepmom, she's officially a mom-to-be! LeToya wasted no time getting that bun in the oven after her wedding, and we can't even blame her. Her new hubby Tommicus Walker is fine, and an amazing dad.
The singer/actress posted up the first pics of her baby bump while chillin' with the fam on Sunday. Check it:
The cute, recent baby announcement came from her stepdaughter Madison Walker. Little Madison unveiled the news in a video, saying her daddy Tommicus and LeToya have a new little baby, her future sibling, on the way.
Adorbs! While it's the first time LeToya has deliberately showed off her baby bump, we noticed a small bump last month during one of her ABFF events:
Cute! Congrats to The Walkers!
Windell Boutte, who has been dubbed the "Dancing Doctor," will no longer be dancing while conducting surgery because her license has been suspended. Why? Find out inside...
Windell Boutte has seemingly been trying to go viral as she has posted up several videos of her and her staff dancing during surgeries. And it seems she specialized in cosmetic surgeries like booty augmentation, liposuction and tummy tucks.
Peep the doctor rapping to Migos' "Bad & Boujee," dancing with surgical instruments in her hands and more below:
This almost reminds us of how Dr. Miami performs his surgeries. He doesn't dance, but he definitely plays rap music in the background while chatting with his assistants about the most insane things all while posting the videos on SnapChat.
Back to the dancing doctor...
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 2, 2018
The series of videos she posted ended up earning her the name "dancing doctor," but it's all a wrap now.
Boutte, a board-certified dermatologist (chile...), has agreed to give up her medical license for 2.5 years after signing an agreement with the Georgia Composite Medical Board on Friday (June 29th). Reportedly, her license to practice medicine in Georgia is indefinitely suspended, but after 2.5 years she can petition to have the suspension lifted. She can not use the title "doctor" or engage in any practice of medicine during her suspension.
"Windell Davis-Boutte respects the process and has voluntarily accepted the consent order for suspension," Windell's publicist said in a statement. "She is hopeful that the suspension will be lifted and she is able to practice Medicine at some point in the near future." So why exactly did they snatch her license? Was it the now-deleted videos? Nope.
According to CNN, seven instances of questionable treatment between 2014 and 2018 for patients who underwent procedures such as liposuction, fat transfer or breast augmentation have caused the medical board to put a halt on her doctoring.
It's reported by HLN that there are five malpractice lawsuits pending against Boutte. She did an interview with them earlier this month and the following day the medical board suspended her license, citing allegations of malpractice regarding her treatment of seven patients.
During her interview, Boutte defended her dancing while conducting surgery and also made claims that the patients who had post-op issues did not follow her post-surgery instructions, and that's the reason they're suffering. She refuses to admit she simply may not have performed the surgery correctly. One of the victims was interviewed as well, and she claims she never gave Boutte permission to film her in the first place.
Peep her interview below:
Always double check that your doctor is BOARD CERTIFIED in the exact procedures they are performing on you.
Photos: HLN/ABC News
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is never scared! She addressed the recent death threats she has been receiving head on during the "Families Belong Together" rally in L.A. Check out Auntie Maxine's rousing, zero f*cks given speech, plus shots of Chadwick Boseman, John Legend& Chrissy Teigen at the L.A. rally, and Alicia Keys at the D.C. rally inside...
Forget what you heard! Congresswoman Maxine Waters is TTG (Trained To Go)!
After canceling some events due to serious death threats, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) decided she is no longer hiding and if you have a problem...STEP! But, you better come correct.
Auntie Maxine took the podium at the Families Belong Together rally in Los Angeles over the weekend where she issued a strong warning to those threatening her life. Several thousand protesters came out to protest against Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy. This rally was one of hundreds across the nation.
"We have some members of Congress who are intimidated. I have no fear. I’m in this fight," she said as people began cheering.
"There are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me. All I have to say is this: If you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal…They dare me to say impeach him. Today I say Impeach 45."
"I have no fear. I'm in this fight. And I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me... All I have to say is this: If you shoot me, you better shoot straight." Damn. pic.twitter.com/KfTHTw2xSf
— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) July 1, 2018
ZERO. F*CKS. GIVEN. Auntie Maxine did not come to play and is clearly DOWN for the cause. We salute her for her bravery!
Maxine Waters has been under attack by Trump and others after she called for people to confront members of the Trump administration in public over the immigration policy. She made the call after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia.
Other celebrities in attendance at the L.A. rally include "Orange Is The New Black" actress Laverne Cox, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, Black Eyed Peas member Taboo, singer John Legend (who performed), his wife Chrissy Teigen, and his daughter Luna Stephens, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.:
Across the nation...
Singer Alicia Keys joined forces America Ferrera to read affidavits from families that have been separated from their children during a rally with MoveOn, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and hundreds of allies at the White House. The rally was held to demand Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!
HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was also in attendance.
Alicia even brought her son Egypt with her to the protest. Teaching him young!
Blac Chyna has a new boy toy and she wants y'all know she hears the contract rumors folks are spreading. Meet her new "babe" inside...
New phone, who dis?
Blac Chyna has found a new boo after calling it quits with her 18-year-old "boyfriend"/aspiring rapper YBN Almighty Jay about two weeks ago. Now, her new boy toy is seemingly 19-year-old boxer Devin Haney. And this is likely why the 30-year-old is attaching herself to him:
Yep! He's part of Floyd Mayweather's Money Team and he's Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s boxing prodigy. He boasts a 19-0 boxing record with 13KOs. He also has the slogan "Life of a teenage phenom" in his Instagram profile:
Over the weekend, Chy reposted a picture of Devin chillin on a white Ferrari on her Instagram with the caption, "Hi babe":
He hopped in her comments and responded with a heart emoji before she deleted the post. It's being said Chy is letting him drive HER Ferrari...and some are even saying it's the Ferrari Rob Kardashian bought her. However, you can see in the picture the interior inside the car he's on is black. Chy's interior in her Ferrari is red. She copped it last summer and spent her own coins on it. Supposedly.
Here's a video of Chy's Ferrari below:
The Ferrari (and Lambo) Rob gave her, she allegedly gave back.
There's much talk about the Lash Boutique owner making "contracts" with non-celebs to create buzz around them by saying she's "dating" them. Remember Meechie? And then YBN Almighty? It doesn't sound that far fetched because the relationships Chyna has been in since calling it quits with Rob have been quite questionable.
Anyhow, Chy is cracking "contract" jokes (swipe through below):
Well this is interesting. After rumors of #BlacChyna and 18-year-old #YBNAlmighty breaking up and the getting back together, she seems to have moved on to boxer #DevinHaney. He’s a whole year older than YBN. Chyna must have heard folks saying she being contracted to make men relevant. So she posted her contract’s up.
So, what do you all think? Is this a REAL relationship, or a PR relationship for Devin to gain some buzz?
Photos: Chy's IG/Devin's IG
"Claws" has been renewed for another season! Star Karrueche was all loved up with her boo Victor Cruz right before the news was announced. Peep their lovey dovey shots, plus pics of Zoe Saldana all boo'd up on a family vacay in Italy inside...
"Claws" fans rejoice!
The hit TNT series has been renewed for season 3! And get this...
It was renewed just a day after the season 2 premiere. Woot! The hit dramedy debuted its 2nd season raking in 1.3 18-49-year-olds, which was 38% higher than last year's series debut. "Claws" now ranks among the top 5 cable dramas this year. Eeooow!
Right before the news was announced...
Lead star Karrueche made it a casual date night with her man Victor Cruz. The happy couple - Kae keeping it casually cute in a pair of Daniel Patrick jeans - was all smiles leaving leaving Delilah in West Hollywood.
We hear they were googly eyed over each other as they waited for their vehicle from the valet.
They look extra cute together and we're happy they both found love!
Speaking of love...
After celebrating her 40th birthday last month, Zoe Saldana is enjoying some down time with her husband Marco Perego and their sons Bowie, Cy and Zen on vacay. The fam bam jetted to Forte dei Marmi, Italy for some fun in the sun.
Aww! Who made him mad?
Photos: Backgrid/Splash/Pacific Coast News
WNBA star A'ja Wilson hopped on Twitter to speak her mind about LeBron James' $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Here's what she had to say inside...
Last night, it was announced LeBron James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a $154 million four-year deal with the organization.
Naturally, everyone was losing it. And everyone has their own opinion about it...including WNBA star A'ja Wilson.
The Las Vegas Aces player commented how it "must be nice" to receive a $154 million contract. Then, she proceeded to "stay in her lane" when folks got in their feelings about her pointing out the wage disparity:
154M ........... must. be. nice. We over here looking for a M but Lord, let me get back in my lane pic.twitter.com/IFDZLlI53z
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
And she's not taking ANYTHING away from King James. She's commenting on a bigger issue:
And I love Bron not taking nothing away from him
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
Apparently, the comment got up under the skin of some men on Twitter because they wasted no time to hop in her mentions and "explain" why she doesn't deserve that amount of money. Here's what she said to that:
Ooowwwweee the men in my mentions showing out, I hit a nerve I see I pray your future daughters wanna play basketball then maybe you’d chill on all the hate and get a better understanding
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
Bloop! They obviously don't get it. And what she says below proves just how much they DON'T get it:
& Stop telling to “get back in the kitchen” “stay in the kitchen” allat ... I CANT COOK! ask my parents, bae, friends all them know stop trolling and tweeting me that! I’ll burn the kitchen down
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
Oh, and don't tell her when it's time for her to speak her mind:
It’s always time “sweets” https://t.co/5KSoJhxgJy
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
The folks in her mentions with the BS are totally missing her point about gender inequality and UNEQUAL pay because, privilege (white & men):
We get less than 30% revenue vs the guys get 50%..... >><<>><<>>< https://t.co/ixes8kP3Ft
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 2, 2018
A'ja's teammate Kayla McBride also joined in on the conversation as well and had a clear message to the haters:
I don’t wanna hear anything or anyone who doesn’t walk in my shoes every day talking about salary in the WNBA. We deserve more. Period. If you don’t like it. Or watch it. Or whatever. Stay in your lane homie because you not out here hoopin every night. Like I Am.
— Kayla McBride (@kaymac_2123) July 2, 2018
And on that note, there's nothing left to say.
DeMarcus Cousins will be joining the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season and reportedly, Draymond Green had something to do with it. Deets inside...
What a shake up!
After it was announced LeBron James would be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers, another big trade followed. And now, folks are complaining the NBA is unfair.
DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins just signed a one-year $5.3 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, leaving the New Orleans Pelicans behind. He's currently recovering from a torn left Achilles, and since the Warriors are already beefed up with some of the top players in the NBA, he'll have time to comfortably recover from his injury before he hits the court for the 2018-19 season.
The Warriors will now be almost impossible to beat. Their projected starting line up includes Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and, of course, DeMarcus Cousins. What?! Legit all multi-time All Stars. With these stats on 100, this could possibly be one of the best starting lineups in NBA history.
So check it, it's being reported Warriors baller Draymond Green was working behind-the-scenes to get his homie DeMarcus on the team.
According to Yahoo Sport writer Shams Charania, Draymond held conversations with general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr to try and get DeMarcus on the team:
The Warriors’ recruitment was led by Green, who has a strong relationship with Cousins, and general manager Bob Myers, and it included a positive phone call between Cousins and coach Steve Kerr, league sources said. Both Cousins and the organization understood the most critical time of the season — the playoffs — will be the stage in which Cousins shines the most for the Warriors.
And he apparently did this while on vacation in Greece:
Yeah man.... crazy!!! Santorini is a blast!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 3, 2018
Meanwhile, Warriors player Kevin Durant, who got into a fight with DeMarcus that resulted in them both being ejected from a game last year, also responded to the trade via Instagram stories:
After they both got ejected from the game, DeMarcus went looking for Kevin in the locker room, but was pulled back by security (seen above).
Hmm...the Warriors are a super team now. Will this change the game for the upcoming season? We think so! The Warriors aren't even playing fair at this point. They basically looked at the Lakers after their LeBron and Rondo trade and said "That's cute."
But, we shall see...
*squeals* Remy Ma and Papoose and 4 months pregnant! And they made the baby announcement during their wedding vow renewal. Celebrate with the couple inside...
We're crying like this is our own niece/nephew coming into the world!
Remy Ma and Papoose have let fans follow them on their journey to having a baby. It's been a rough road for the two as they embarked on a journey to use IVF to help with getting pregnant. You may recall, Rem suffered a devastating miscarriage in January 2017 and was told she could no longer get pregnant naturally.
Well, the IVF treatments worked and they are now FOUR months into a new pregnancy!
The couple made the announcement at their super gorge outside wedding vow renewal over the weekend. Rem and Pap first got married over the phone in 2008 while Remy was serving time in New York State Prison. Then, after she got out, they had a huge wedding ceremony in 2016 that aired on "Love & Hip Hop."
This time they went for a more intimate setting with family and close friends. And that was the perfect opportunity to announce Baby Mackie is on his/her way!
See the announcement below:
Oh yea...& then this happened I’ve been eating right, working out, and preparing for this for almost a year. We are so happy; thank you to everyone that prayed for us and sent blessings our way sidebar: been super sick, lost an extra 7 pounds but I’m soooo much better now And a special thank you to everyone who helped me pull this day together in 72hours (y’all know I think I’m an event planner) @verdeflowers My friends Vanessa & Michael- couldn’t have done it without you @jimmysbxcafe - with friends like you, who needs other friends @czinvitations & @doehring- digital invitations @jenn_cakes - DELICIOUS cupcake tower with butterfly cookies @dj_boogie - music was EVERYTHING! @_dvasquez - amazing photos @kaydtv - captured the best videos @karensabagofficial -2-in-1 dress of my dreams @chanel.nine & @youngye2dt - “we are the team” I love you both to pieces, thanx for moving the furniture a million times to create my vision & thank you to All my friends and family that managed to make it on such short notice (and to those that were far away & couldn’t make it - u were there in my heart) #16weeks/4months #BlackLove #BabyMackie #RemyMa #RemyMafia
"This weekend I celebrated a milestone with my best friend, my partner in everything, my husband, my forever @papoosepapoose I love you so much- not only because you are the perfect soulmate but because you are the epitome of a real man, the essence of a great father, and the definition of loyalty & if I could start life over the only thing I would change is meeting you sooner so that I can spend more time with you We’ve known each other 13 years & been married a decade we renewed our vows amongst our closest friends and family members It was a small, intimate setting and one of the most precious moments of my life...thank you Husband, u always make me happy #BlackloveForever #MeetTheMackies #RemAndPap #RemyMa #RemyMafia," Remy captioned on Instagram.
"Was very important for me to renew my wedding vows with my #queen Our marriage has been the best 10 years of my life! Needed to reassure her that I still worship the ground she walks on. I would advise all married couples to do it! It’s a reminder of the obligations, loyalty, love & respect u owe to your partner. #blacklove 24," Papoose captioned on his Instagram page.
For the ceremony, the "Melanin Magic" rapper wore a custom Chantilly lace gown with hand-sewn pastel butterflies and a custom floor length veil made by Karen Sabag. She paired her dress with Sophia Webster butterfly shoes that didn't stay on her feet too long.
She looked AMAZING.
Major congrats to the couple!
Photos: Remy's IG/Pap's IG
Jay-Z is bringing his Peabody Award-Winning team the story of Trayvon Martin. Watch the first look at the brand new docuseries that is so necessary for the culture.
The life and legacy of Trayvon Martin is coming to life via a new six-part original docuseries, produced by The Cinemart and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, called “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story."
Paramount Networks is also backing the project, which tells the story of unarmed 17-year old African American high school student, Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by a "neighborhood watch member" in the Sanford, Florida community on February 26, 2012. The story exploded around the world, as it was a pure case of racism, hatred and "fear" being a legal defense to taking someone's life in Florida.
Trayvon was visiting his father and on a return trip waking home from a convenience store, was confronted by George Zimmerman because of his "suspicious" look and hoodie. Instead of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law protecting Trayvon who acted to defend himself from Zimmerman's attack, the law protected Zimmerman after he shot and killed Trayvon. He was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.
The fatal encounter between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman and the subsequent trial polarized the nation, sparking outrage and protests and shined an unforgiving light on issues including race, politics, power, money and, gun control.
Now, the recount of how the horrific tragedy gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and prejudice as a defense will be shown in the new documentary series. It premieres Monday, July 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV). It's also co-directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, and produced by the Peabody Award-winning team behind last year’s critically acclaimed series “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.”
Travon's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Angela Rye, Carmelo Anthony, and more will appear. Interviews combined with home videos, family photos, and news footage will take viewers beyond the news cycle and offer an intimate look inside exactly what happened.
Check out the first sneak peek below. (CLICK HERE if you can't view below):
While some commenters on the series' Youtube page said Jay-Z and others are simply profiting off a child's untimely death, others say continuing to shining a light on this very important time is necessary. Thoughts?
The Lakers King reacts to LeBron James heading to the west coast. Find out what Kobe Bryant said about the trade, details about his denied entry into the Motion Picture Academy, plus the latest in the Jameis Winston vs. Uber driver drama inside...
Everyone has been offering up their commentary about LeBron James' huge $154 million four-year move to the Los Angeles Lakers for the upcoming season.
There's no debate about how's the real King of L.A. when it comes to basketball. That's Kobe Bryant. He's no longer playing in the game after retiring in 2016. But, he's still a major figure in the sport and folks wanted to know what he thought about Bron Bron coming to his former team.
In short, he loves it. And he's welcoming him to the west coast with open arms:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
Here's what LeBron's future teammates and several others had to say about King James upcoming arrival:
Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world... #TheKingIsHere
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 2, 2018
LAKESHOWWWW. @KingJames let’s go my brotha let’s rock
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 2, 2018
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 2, 2018
It's gone take a while for all the Kobe/Laker fans to have to start cheering for Lebron @THATBOIJB said he ain't doing it he a Warrior fan now
— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) July 2, 2018
I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders. Congrats to @MagicJohnson& @LALakersLive et al. Cross your fingers for news from San Antonio.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 2, 2018
Congrats again Bron!
In other Kobe news...
The future Hall of Famer may have won an Oscar, but that isn't enough to get him inducted into the Motion Picture Academy.
The retired NBA star nabbed an Academy Award for his (and director Glen Keane's) animated short film, "Dear Basketball." You would think by winning an Oscar, he would be granted entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But, nope!
According to Variety:
Individuals who win an Academy Award or are nominated for one are often considered for inclusion in the organization, which numbered more than 8,000 members at most recent count. Bryant was considered as well, and the Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation branch actually voted in the affirmative to admit him into the branch.
However, the Academy’s governors committee overruled the decision and rescinded the invitation, Variety has confirmed. Though the branch, through governor Bill Kroyer, argued that Bryant has expressed a desire to work in the short films space, the committee felt the Los Angeles Lakers legend needed to show evidence of a larger career in the field before being allowed to represent it as a member of the organization.
Folks suspect it has a little something to do with the backlash he received after winning his Oscar, considering he was previously accused of rape.
Looks like Kobe will have to put in more work before they welcome him with open arms in the prestigious circle.
However, "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien made it in this year:
— Justin Simien (@JSim07) June 25, 2018
In other sports news outside of sports...
Following his 3-game suspension, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has cut ties with his agents, Greg Genske and Kenny Felder (who usually represents baseball players, which Jameis also is).
It's reported Jameis made the move due to the drama, but there are other reports that suggest the change was weeks in the making.
The former No. 1 draft pick was suspended for three regular season games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was recently accused of groping an Uber driver named Kate (she withheld her last name to avoid harassment). The alleged incident happened in March 2016. He issued a vague apology shortly after it was announced he would be suspended for 3-games. If you keep up with Jameis, then you know this isn't the first time he has been caught up in somequestionable drama.
He still hasn't flat out admitted to it, he actually flat out denied it months ago. But things have seemingly changed.
Jameis' contract with the Bucs will end in 2019 and he will enter free agency if he doesn't sign an extension with the Bucs. The real question is, will Tampa Bay offer an extension after all the drama?
Bucs fans aren't feeling Jameis right now. Tampa Bay Times writer Greg Auman posted a Twitter poll asking fans what are they going to do with their Jameis Winston jerseys.
40% of fans said they're still going to wear their Winston jersey "with pride," 34% of fans who have a Winston jersey voted they “can’t wear it anymore" and 26% voted they “were not sure what do to.”
If you were a Bucs fan and owned a Jameis Winston jersey, how would you feel after news of his 3-game suspension?
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 30, 2018
In case you missed, here's Jameis' full apology:
“The NFL informed me today that I will be suspended for the first three games of the season.
“First and foremost, I would like to say I’m sorry to the Uber driver for the position I put you in. It is uncharacteristic of me and I genuinely apologize. In the past 2 1/2 years my life has been filled with experiences, opportunities and events that have helped me grow, mature and learn, including the fact that I have eliminated alcohol from my life.
“I know I have to hold myself to a higher standard on and off the field and that I have a responsibility to my family, community, and teammates to live above the platform with which God has blessed me. I apologize to my teammates, the Buccaneers organization and fans for letting them down and for not being able to be out there for the first three games of the season. Although I am disappointed in the NFL’s decision, I understand the NFL’s process, and I embrace this as an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available to help me achieve the goals that I have for myself.
“I now look forward to putting this behind me and I will continue to work hard every day to be a positive influence in my community and be the best person, teammate and leader I can be.”
Kate isn't pleased with his apology, but she hopes speaking out about her situation will prevent something like this happening to other women:
An exclusive statement from the former Uber driver Kate, after the NFL issued a 3 game suspension for QB Jameis Winston for touching her “in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.” pic.twitter.com/mbIcXla4fD
— Talal Ansari (@TalalNAnsari) June 29, 2018
In the meantime, Jameis is gearing up to trek down the aisle to marry his girlfriend Breion Allen and welcome their new baby. We guess he has plenty time to help plan for all that now...
Well nobody expected THIS. Fenty Beauty model Slick Woods is pregnant, and she just debuted a baby bump! And the baby is about to be blessed with double the model genes, we hear. Deets and pics inside...
The 20-year-old beauty with a baldie who takes over every Fenty Beauty campaign is pregnant! Slick Woods, real name Simone Thompson, may get it poppin' with a few chicks on Insta (and maybe even in real life), which is why commenters on the net were shocked by this news, but she definitely is about men too.
A couple weeks after posting videos like the one above, chick posed it up poolside showing off a baby bump:
She also got all the love from her homies Melissa Forde (Rihanna's bestie) & Amber Rose:
The baby's father is rumored to be the sexy Puma model Adonis Basso, who we noticed also posted Slick's baby bump pic the same day.
Chick's not shy about showing off her bump either:
Congrats to Slick and (possibly) Adonis!
Issa look! Mya switched her style up for the Latex Ball festivities. Decide if we love it inside...
After rocking out with Dave East for his birthday a couple weeks ago, 38-year-old Mya threw on some blonde wiggery and turned the Latex all Aftermath all the way out in NYC recently.
The lways dark-haired singer rocked a hot pink, studded two piece look from Moschino and a few diamonds to turn up with the ballroom & vouge-ing kings & queens.
The baddie still looks good.
DO WE LOVE IT?!
Throughout every season of "Power," Tasha St. Patrick has overcome several hardships and many of those hardships are relatable to all women, everywhere. Naturi Naughton offers up a some gems for all the "Tashas" in the world. Find out what she told TheYBF.com inside...
Tasha St. Patrick has been THROUGH it on "Power." Since the beginning.
She found out the man she committed her life to was cheating on her with his first love, her marriage is barely hanging on by a thread, her side piece Shawn got killed (by his own father), her husband Ghost got locked up, her son Tariq is totally out of control and now her light, her daughter Raina, has been shot and killed.
Oh, and let's not forget how she had to end her "situationship" with her lawyer Terry Silver. He gave her an ultimatum saying she had to choose between him being her boyfriend or her lawyer. She chose lawyer, but y'all know she's about to renig on that ASAP.
She's done her dirt when necessary. But Tasha is like most real life moms & wives, always the one keeping things together. And that's why so many women can relate to her.
While she is one of the most relatable characters on the show, she sometimes does some questionable things. Like, when she felt some type of way about Ghost wanting to go clean and leaving the drug game behind. Chick wasn't ready to give up all that coin for small coin.
Naturi Naughton tells us that this season Tasha is close to her breaking point. During a convo with YBF correspondent James Terrell, the new mom in real life told us that fans will see a different side of Tasha.
"This is the first time where you get to really see her be vulnerable because she has been this strong, keeping it together woman, who's like 'I got this.' But, at some point any woman, no matter where you're from, you're going to have a moment," Naturi told TheYBF.com.
Very true. Every person has a moment where they are just lost and not sure about their next move.
The singer/actress, who has seen her fair share of drama in this industry, dished up some advice on how to navigate hardships. And it requires you actually feeling the feels through therapy, crying, or any other way.
"You do need to break down," Naturi said. "You do need to cry it out. You do need to pray it out. You do need to ask for help. You do need therapy. There are scenes in this episode where she wants to do counseling. And Tasha's seeking counseling because she's like, 'I can't do this alone. I need the help of other mothers who have lost a child.' And another issue that I think is very real and should be talked about, particularly in our community, there's nothing wrong with that."
Being strong doesn't mean doing it all on your own, though.
"You can be a strong woman and I still have a moment when you need to break down," the "Power" star explained. "You can be a mother and still say I need help. I can't do this alone."
That's something many women struggle with, especially black women since we're always expected to be the "strong black woman." But, we're so much more than that.
"Tasha represents strength, but she should also represent humanity," Naturi shared. "She should represent vulnerability. She should be able to have, just like any other woman out there, a moment to feel the pain she's experiencing. And you'll see her pick herself back up, but you'll go down this journey with her where she's just like, 'I don't know if I can make it.'"
We definitely can't wait to see what brings Tasha to her breaking point.
In the end, Naturi said she wants women to start empowering themselves and stop putting men at the forefront of everything. She summed it up in two words, "Choose You."
We've got TWO sneak peeks at next week's episode below:
A new episode of "Power" premieres this Sunday, July 8th at 8pm EST on STARZ.
Yvonne Orji and her beauEmmanuel Acho are living it up on vacation together. Meanwhile, Blac Chyna has confirmed she has been dating her new boy toy Devin Haney for the last few months, which means she was cheating on YBN Almighty Jay. Everything inside...
Can we get this glow? Or anything up in this pic? Sheesh!
"Insecure" star Yvonne Orji is living her best life with her chocolate-y boo, former Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho. A few months after going public with their relationship, the lovebirds are all wrapped up in love on BAEcay in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. And they're flossing their toned summer bods Wakanda style:
Yvonne made it very clear she was saving herself until marriage when she first hit the scene and Emmanuel has said he's currently "celibate" as well. But, we can't help but wonder what types of things these two are doing when the lights are low, a nice breeze is flowing through their room and it's all romantical and ish. Because chile...
Anyways, Yvonne is sharing the wealth and giving us the prayer she prayed to God when asking for a man. Ha! She captioned on Instagram:
May he have abs like David
Skin like Sampson
A smile like Joseph
Fingernails like Solomon
Eyebrows like John The Baptist &
A heart (and finances) like yours
In Jesus’ Name
#YallAskedForTheSpecificPrayer #ThatWasntItButItWasClose #HeGotMeAboutToStayInTheGym #ButTheWayILoveCarbsTho #HisAbsAreDisrespectful
Amen and Yes Gawd.
In the hashtags, she said that wasn't the exact prayer, but it was very close, so take notes y'all.
In other new coupledom news...
We told y'all Blac Chyna had a new boy toy, who's one whole year older than her last boy toy YBN Almighty Jay. And now, details about their relationship are leaking which proves Chy was dripping and doing it while she was still in a relationship with Jay. The aspiring rapper announced they broke up a month ago. However, word on the curb is that Chy has been dating her new boo for the last 2-3 months.
Unlike meeting Jay supposedly on "Christian Mingle," Chy met her new boo/boxer Devin Haney, who's part of Floyd Mayweather's Money Team, via Instagram direct message. The 19-year-old shot the 30-year-old a DM after learning they had the same lawyer. And the rest...is history.
Sources close to the 19-year-old athlete tell us he first hooked up with Chyna 2 to 3 months ago, hitting her up on IG after learning they had the same lawyer. We're told Chyna was into him ... and started seeing him regularly soon after.
Oh, and she also isn't dating him to amp up his fame factor. She supposedly really likes him.
Chyna isn't dating Devin for any type of "clout" -- as many have speculated online after she tagged him in a photo and said "Hi babe" on IG. On the contrary, we're told BC simply likes the dude. He's successful, mature for his age ... and ain't bad looking either.
As for the messy timeline on how long Chyna's been with Devin, it's clear she was seeing him while dating her ex, Jay, while he himself was pursuing different women ... and allegedly knocking up at least one while linked to BC. The pair officially broke up last month.
Photos: Yvonne's IG/Chy's IG
It's the remix! The song of the summer on constant repeat like, everywhere you go, just got re-blessed by Nicki Minaj and Quavo. Get into the "Boo'd Up" remix inside...
Because 10 Million Youtube view weren't enough, British-born Ella Mai got fellow New Yorker Nicki Minaj and Migos' Quavo to hop on the remix to "Boo'd Up."
The DJ Mustard-produced song is the same, with a few adlibs and bars from the rappers thrown in.
Get deep in your feeings (for the umpteenth time this summer) above.
It was on the late night tip and Kevin Gates was on full freak mode. Watch the rapper lick his wife Dreka's feet after a studio session with NBA Youngboy. Plus, see Bambi along to help her husband Lil Scrappy heal after his horrible car accident inside...
After being released from prison in January, Kevin Gates has been spending much of his time in the studio working on new music for his fans. Yesterday, he linked up with rapper NBA Youngboy in the studio, likely working on some new music together.
"@nba_youngboy - We on Location #imhim," Gates captioned on Instagram.
As it got later, Gates got into a certain mood, so he had his wife Dreka join him in the studio. And hell, he decided to let us all in on what they were up to. Gates posted a video of himself licking and sucking on his wife's toes. To each it's own. Check it below:
Some ladies on Twitter are feeling it:
The way Kevin gates just licked on dreka toes on his IG story I know he eat pussy like thanksgiving leftovers pic.twitter.com/BIq2RjgNEo
— Uh-Lee-Shee-Uh (@AlishiaK811) July 4, 2018
I need a Kevin Gates NOW. pic.twitter.com/cmK7HFSPVP
— leeshKardash (@alishamescudii) July 4, 2018
Kevin Gates One Nasty Mother Fucker And I Love It
— GabbieGood (@GabbieGoodd) July 4, 2018
We have to ask, are you into getting your toes licked? Why or why not?
Speaking of couples...
Last month, Scrappy and his friend were involved in a horrific accident while driving his white Mercedes. Peep the accident below:
Luckily there weren't any fatal injuries, but they both were hospitalized for their injuries. They were eventually released. The "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star avoided criminal charges, blaming the crash on sleep deprivation.
Yesterday, Scrap had his cast freshened up, copping some patriotic colors to celebrate the 4th of July today.
And as you can see, he's milking this thing:
Being injured has opened Scrappy's eyes to those who live with a disability and he seemingly has a new found respect for them:
Man I just fell again but this time out of the wheelchair it felt like somebody tilted it over but no one was there so I’m like wait a min frfr I start going crazy it was definitely in pain I had to pray first cause that was weird then I had to breathe off the pain lol had to put that ice on it cool that thing down , thank God I can move a lot more and do things cause I would of been totally messed up it scerd me lol. I have a whole different way about handicap people now I promise I won’t park in there spot no more and imma help Who I can fr
While Scrappy recovers, they await the arrival of their baby boy. Congrats again to the couple.
Photos: Kevin's IG/Bambi's IG
The DeBarge family drama is still going, especially now that one of the offspring has joined "Growing Up Hip Hop Hollywood" with her own cousin she's never met. We've got the exclusive sneak peek at what goes down...
Kristinia Debarge, James Debarge's daughter, isn't the only Debarge kid trying to make it in this business. Her cousin Kyndall Debarge is an actress, and El DeBarge's daughter.
Like Kristinia, she was kept away from mingling with her uncles and the rest of the legendary DeBarge family because her mother thought they were bad influences. Now, everyone is grown and trying to repair relationships. Y'all know how family ish goes.
On tomorrow night's eisode of "GUHH Hollywood", Kyndall meets Kristina for the first time to hash things out. Check it.
If she looks familiar, it's because she starred in BET's "Tales".
— KYNDALL (@OfficialKyndall) November 25, 2017
"GUHH" airs Thursdays at 9/8c on WETV.
Photos: WETV/Kyndall's Twitter