NBA baller Brandon Jennings served up a movie treat for his family and friends; including “Basketball Wives L.A.” star Malaysia Pargo, buying out the movie theater to view Straight Outta Compton. Meanwhile, “Empire” star Trai Byers is handsomely gracing the cover of SAKS Fifth Avenue catalog cover. Check out the pics and get the deets inside….
Detroit Pistons player and Compton native Brandon Jennings was the man of the hour last night.
The NBA baller, who's expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend Tae Heckard, showed his support of the film in a major way. He bought out The Bridge - Cinemark Theatre in Culver City for a special viewing of the critically acclaimed N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Miss Diddy LA was also there in the mix.
The 25-year-old basketball star treated his family, friends and community to a free screening of the film. And “BBW: L.A.” star Malaysia, who is also a Compton native, was in attendance to check out the blockbuster film:
Before the show started, Brandon stood before the audience and said, "I'm from the City of Compton, this is very important to me, and to my City, this is one of our first films for Compton specifically and I'm proud to support it, so I bought this whole mutha effa out."
Well that was nice of him.
In fashion news....
When TV meets fashion it’s only right the hottest television series on TV right now collaborates with one of the biggest department store chains in the U.S.
“Empire” and SAKS Fifth Avenue are teaming up for a special collection of designs inspired by the highly popular FOX series. And sexy star Trai Byers has been chosen to cover the Saks Fifth Avenue Collection’s Fabric No. 1. “magalog” for the month of September, just in time for the season 2 premiere for the show. Damn he’s looking GOODT!
The “Empire” collection will include fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women's ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men's and women's footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.
Yes, you will be able to dress like your favorite “Empire” character thanks to items from each designer being curated to create an EMPIRE collection which you will find at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and saks.com.
Also, at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York and Beverly Hills flagships will display EMPIRE-curated windows for display spanning from September 10th through October 7th.
In the love department...
Things are smooth sailing between Trai and his co-star/fiancee Grace Gealey. Trai reportedly proposed to Grace last month during her 31st birthday celebration. A few days ago, the twosome took a break from the “Empire” set and got cozy in the stands at the White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs game in Chi-town where they film their show. Cute. Congrats again to the couple!
"EMPIRE" returns to FOX on Wednesday, September 23rd at 9/8c.
Photos: Cassy Athena, Kass for The Brand Group/SAKS/Trai's IG