YBF Celebs On Parent Duty At Kiddie Movie Screening + Tia Mowry Struts The Sidewalk Catwalk + Taraji P. Henson Dazzles During Press Day

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Several YBF parents and their kiddies made their way to a movie screening where they served up family feels. Meanwhile, Tia Mowry Hardrict and Taraji P. Henson made press rounds in NYC. Candids inside….

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Several YBF stars and their little ones hit up the L.A. sneak peek screening of True and The Rainbow Kingdom held at the Pacific Theaters inside The Grove. The kid film is currently streaming on Netflix.

Before the film was released, celebs and their little ones enjoyed a fun-filled day eating organic healthy snacks by Plum Organics, fun kids accessories from FabKids, and engaged in True and The Rainbow Kingdom interactive show elements.

R&B singer Kelly Rowland and her son Titan Witherspoon, super producer Pharrell Williams (the film’s executive producer), rapper Tyga and his son King Cairo, singer/actress Christina Milian and her daughter Violet Nash, former reality star Apryl Jones and her kiddies Megaa and A’mei Grandberry, and singer Goaple and her daughter Bahia were all in attendance for the fun:

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In the Big Apple…

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Cooking queen/actress Tia Mowry Hardrict is feeling blue, but in a good way.

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The braided up beauty hit the streets of the concrete jungle after an appearance on “Good Day New York” yesterday and she served up a stylish look during her promo run. The YBF actress rocked a blue color-blocked DVF dress with an asymmetrical neckline paired with blue Manolo Blahnik pumps accessorized with a dose of her bubbly personality. 

Also in the city…

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Taraji P. Henson is getting real about eating healthy and she has Special K to help her along. The cropped coif “Empire” star is Special K’s new spokeswoman and she was busy chatting and meeting with fans during a press day in midtown Manhattan.

Chick looked AH-MAZING in an off-the-shoulder By Johnny dress as she made her rounds.

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“Statistics have shown that it takes the average woman 61 mins per day to make smart food choices. That is 15 days that we waste our energy on deciding what’s best for us to eat or have feelings of guilt about what we ate,” Taraji wrote on Instagram. “Women we spend way too much time doubting our food choices!!! Shout out to @SpecialK for rallying women to eat with confidence and #OWNIT.”

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The 46-year-old stunna, who’s starring in the upcoming Proud Mary film, had some fun laughing and toasting it up with “TODAY” show hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee.

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Fab times!

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Why Is Former NFLers Tim Brown & Jermichael Finley Being So Counterproductive With National Anthem Protest Criticism?

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Former NFL superstars Tim Brown and Jermichael Finley are basically bashing Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the national anthem recently. When will it end? More inside…

Folks still have something to say about NFL players protesting against the national anthem in the name of social and racial injustices.

NFL Hall of Famer/Raiders icon Tim Brown is one of them. He certainly has an opinion about Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sitting (and eating a banana) during the national anthem at the Raiders pre-season game against the Cardinals. Since Colin Kaepernick wasn’t picked up by an NFL team, somebody has to lead the charge.

#Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem prior to #NFL game against Cardinals. @usatodaysports @azcentral pic.twitter.com/OAUOfZ39SH

— Mark J. Rebilas (@rebilasphoto) August 13, 2017


The former NFL baller chopped it up with TMZ, where he criticized Marshawn for sitting during the anthem. “Why bring negativity, to this incredible, positive situation?,” Tim asked.

What negativity Tim?! How is sitting during the national anthem negativity? We need answers.

We’d like to note, Marshawn has sat during the national anthem on-and-off throughout his 11 years in the NFL. And we all know Marshawn gives ZERO f*cks.

Tim then went on to say that Marshawn (and others) shouldn’t protest at games because “football is where people go to get away from that stuff.”

Peep the clip below:

Stuff? Really Tim? These men are using their platforms in an effort to make your children’s lives better, yet, there’s an issue? Nah, brah. Come again.

And he’s not the only one…

Former NFLer Jermichael Finley is out here cooining as well. He said he doesn’t believe any of the players kneeling during the anthem are doing it because they care. He feels they’re doing it as a PR stunt.

"It’s more of marketing, it’s not really in their heart that they really want to do that. But once again, I think it’s a selfish reason I really do," Jermichael told TMZ. Sir, have several seats.

Peep the clip above.




1. Donald Trump defends white nationalists protesters, says BOTH sides are to blame for what happened in Charlottesville, Va over the weekend. STORY

2. Texas A&M CANCELS “White Lives Matter” Rally that was set to go down on September 11th. STORY 

3. The Justice Department wants records of all vistors who visited an anit-Trump website. STORY



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‘Genius Businesswoman’ Kim Kardashian Ignorantly Tells People ‘Get Over’ Jeffree Star’s ‘Racist Remarks,’ Then Backtracks

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Kim Kardashian West found herself in hot water after defending beauty blogger Jeffree Star, a makeup guru known for making CONSTANT racist remarks. Of course, she’s backtracking after getting thoroughly dragged, per usual. Get the story inside….

Sighs…where do we start?

OK! Kim Kardashian West is working our last reserved nerve with these artificial apologies. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star has issued an apology after telling fans to “get over” racist remarks made by makeup guru, Jeffree Star.

So here’s how it all went down.

Kim was doing an online demonstration via SnapChat to promote her newest products from her KKW beauty line.  Because what else is her Snapchat used for, right?  Cool. Apparently, she was having issues with her new powder contour kits and Jeffree Star called her out on it.

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He tweeted:


Umm… Kim what is going on with those new swatches?? Looks like chalk pic.twitter.com/yCTZg2UhZu

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 14, 2017


I’m never a fan of finger swatches so I’ll have to try the @kkwbeauty on my face for a final verdict but… doesn’t look great so far

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 14, 2017


I’ll review the@kkwbeauty powder contour kits and see the real tea myself but them swatches were rough y’all!!!

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 14, 2017


Fans started dragging the beauty blogger for criticizing Kim, after he was at her house and all up in her selfies for her first "contour stick" launch a little while ago.  They even dug up old tweets where he uses the “N” word and other racist remarks he has made.

Word got back to Kanye West’s wife about how her fans were bashing the beauty blogger, so she decided to defend him and tell folks to get over it and "let him live." BIG mistake.

“I see that my fans are totally hating on someone like Jeffree Star for being honest about my struggle swatches. But because of his remarks I’m learning," she said. "I get that it’s a serious deal if you say racial things but I do believe in people changing. And people that apologize, I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I know better than anyone that I hate when people bring up my past or mistakes that I’ve made in the past, so let him live."

"I welcome honest comments about my products and because of it, I’m swatching better now.”

She didn’t do a video to defend black beauty guru Jackie Aina after she gave a non-shady, honest tutorial about her contour sticks, though. She simply didn’t tag her (yet tagged everyone else) in those selfies we just talked about. But we digress…

Jefree responded:

The fact that someone like @KimKardashian can understand and take real feedback is what a REAL boss bitch does. Love you

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 15, 2017


The issue is that Jeffree hasn’t just said racial things in the past, he’s said them recently as well and refuses to ackonwledge that.  His recent apology video only addrssed something he said 12 years ago (disrespectful racist comments toward black women). 

So Kim trying to police what a black woman (or anyone really) can and can’t be mad at is entitled and ridiculous.  Because we all know her sensitive ass didn’t "just get over" all the Ray J jokes and people criticizing how exactly she got to where she is. 

As expected, folks started going in on her, so she had to offer up an apology. *rolls eyes *

In a now deleted Instagram video, Kim said:

“So I really wanted to apologize to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about. I just feel a bit naïve, and I do want to really apologize for me feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism.”

“I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that, and I really, really, really am sorry,” she said. “From the bottom of my heart, I’ve always been about positivity and I’ve never been a negative person, so my whole thing was: ‘Hey guys, I don’t want to see negativity in my timeline or my mentions, let’s just move forward — let’s be positive and move past this.’ ”

“I really am sorry, and I just want to move forward and be positive,” she continued. “My last message is that I do believe that people are born to love and born with love, and they are taught to hate. So I have always had hopes that people can change and that people can learn to be better and do better, and learn to find that love again. So never give up hope. That is my message for the day and that’s always been what I’m trying to say. I believe in people changing, I believe in people just being better, and I’ll never give that up. I just want people to be positive.”


It’s quite interesting how someone Forbes and her fans love to praise for being such a genius businesswoman consistently plays dumb about her bad and "naïve" deicisons when it comes to these types of issues.  You can’t have it both ways.

Peep the video below: 



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Naïve about racism, but she has a black husband and biracial children? Oh.  Seemingly loves being submersed in black culture, but is naïve to racism? Oh.

To our readers: Spend your money wisely, sis.

Beauty vlogger Jackie Aina, who was recently called out of her name by Jeffree, dropped this:

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HELLA BODY GOALS! Winnie Harlow & Angela Simmons HEAT Things Up With Their Bangin’ Bods

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Bangin’, and damn near naked.  Bcause when you got it, flaunt it! See how Winnie Harlow and Angela Simmons are heating up social media inside…

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We’re coming up on the end of summer ’17, but it just got hotter.

Winnie Harlow is busy redefining beauty via her Instagram account and we’re obsessed. The supermodel stipped down to her birthday suit (with a thong) for a sexy shot. She captioned, “the real difference isn’t my skin. It’s the fact that I don’t find my beauty in the opinions of others. I’m beautiful because I know it. Celebrate Your unique beauty today (& everyday)!"

Slay Winnie!


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New mom Angela Simmons was serious about her fitness game before, during and after her pregnancy. And now we see why.  Chick is KILLING this red cut-out swimsuit.

We’re slowly approaching Virgo season and as you can see, Angela is ready to live it up for her birthday. Looks like she’ll make sure to wear the last amount of clothes possible for her birthday.  And we’re not even mad.


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Serena Williams & Baby Bump STUNT IN VOGUE Magazine…AGAIN + LeBron & Savannah James Are Philanthropic Goals

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Serena Williams and her baby bump are taking over VOGUE magazine…again. She’s not the only one. LeBron and Savannah James are also featured in the magazine. Everything inside…

Pregnancy looks damn good on Serena Williams. She and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian are gearing up to welcome their first child and they couldn’t be happier.

Rena was tapped to be interviewed by VOGUE magazine and her soon-to-be husband joined her as she sat answering questions.

The question everyone wants to know….will she be returning to tennis? She has said it before and she’ll say it again, YES. Age and post-pregnancy are non-factors.

“It’s hard to figure out what the end of your tennis career should look like,” she said. “I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no. I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world.”

The 35-year-old tennis star said being pregnant has restored her with new power.

“Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up,” she said. “If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.”

We are SO ready to cheer her on when she returns to whoop some ***.

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Proving motherhood starts even before the baby is born, Rena talked about how she had to pop off on former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase not once, but TWICE.

“I’m like, dude, are you serious? Classless,” she explained. “Don’t come for me, and don’t come for my baby. And then the drug rant! I’m tested all the time. I’m not putting poison in this body. If I can’t beat you, I’m not going to cheat to win. End of story.” (Ohanian says that his fiancée’s fastidiousness borders on the paranoid: “I’ll be eating a protein bar and she’s starving, and she’ll be like, Nope. Can’t risk it. Not sure that’s approved.”)

You hear that? Don’t come for her or her baby!


The sex of the baby is still unknown, but they both have a theory on the baby’s sex.

“Alexis thinks we’re having a boy, but I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl,” she said “Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.”

Over the weekend…


Serena Williams Takes Her Fetus Grocery Shopping. Check it out on @XumoTV https://t.co/q4JEFCfTDg

— TMZ (@TMZ) August 16, 2017

The soon-to-be mom, her future husband and her mom Oracene Price were spotted on a grocery run at Publix in Palm Beach Gardens.

Also in VOGUE magazine…

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Cleveland Cavaliers baller LeBron James and his wife Savannah James are relationship goals, times 10. They’ve been together since high school and there aren’t any cheating scandals or break babies in the headlines. They have three beautiful children and the four-time NBA MVP treats his wife like a queen. They seem to still be madly in love with one another after being together for so many years.

Not only that, they’re both big on philanthropy. They love giving back to their hometown of Cleveland, the place they grew up and met one another. The happy couple chatted with VOGUE magazine about their efforts and its so inspirational.

This past spring, Savannah announced a new program in Akron: Women of Our Future. Along with a team of certified mentors and counselors, she will begin working with sixteen high school girls at Buchtel, her alma mater, offering one-on-one support. Her inspiration? Savannah remembers her own mother doing anything she could to help young people in need. “When I was growing up, my mom took in three or four kids just because they needed a place to go and be safe, to eat,” she says. The other inspiration is Akron and its residents. “These are my friends; these are my cousins,” says Savannah. “These are people who I was extremely close to and still am now; these are the kids of neighborhood kids who we saw every day at school. And if they just have the right push. . . .”

In Akron, you see a side of LeBron that the rest of the world doesn’t. Everybody knows LeBron James the basketball star. And most people understand that he is a budding player in Hollywood, executive-producing his own television series (The Wall and Cleveland Hustles) and, even more famously, costarring in Trainwreck. Even LeBron James the businessman, with multiple endorsement deals, is no big news—not, for instance, to Warren Buffett. The investment guru said by phone that he thinks of LeBron as not just warmhearted and funny—James nicknamed Buffett Uncle Warren—but sharp. “If I’d had that much success that young, I’d have had trouble, but he’s been able to just be sensible and keep his head on straight. I admire him greatly. He’s one of my favorite nephews!”

Class acts!


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Dan Gilbert’s $750K Donation To Trump’s Inauguration Is About To Make LeBron Leave The Cavs – Report

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 16-08-2017

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We said 3 years ago that LeBron James going back to Cleveland after owner Dan Gilbert never PUBLICLY apologized for that disgusting slave-like letter was a questionable move. Dan’s latest move may have just cost the team their star for good…..

Yesterday, a report surfaced from Bleacher Report’s senior writer Ric Bucher saying Cavs owner Dan Gilbert donated three quarters of a million dollars to Trump‘s inauguration.

Worth noting in light of LeBron’s remarks about this president: Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert reportedly donated $750,000 to his inauguration.

— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) August 16, 2017

That nugget of info was unveiled after LeBron — once again — made it very clear he is NOT a fan of #45. The NBA Champ tweeted throughout the weekend about how horribly this Administration handled the white supremacists gathering in Charlottesville:

It’s sad what’s going on in Charlottesville. Is this the direction our country is heading? Make America Great Again huh?! He said that

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 12, 2017

Our youth deserves better!! Flat out

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 12, 2017

Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017

LeBron has been outspoken about his disdain for Trump’s MAGA ways since election season. So it should have come as no surprise to Dan Gilbert – who Bron already has a strained relationship with – that his star player would have an issue with him publicly supporting Trump.

Fast forward to a new report saying LeBron is ready to leave Cleveland…ASAP. Veteran sports writer Chris Sheridan broke the news today saying Bron is definitely leaving after this season, and it’s totally because of Dan Gilbert and co.:

NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron’s final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."

— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017


The Twitter world is siding with Bron in droves:

Dan Gilbert has his letter ready.

— Jammel Cutler (@JCut_NBA) August 16, 2017

Lebron leaving Cleveland because Dan Gilbert supported Trump is completely believable. People are getting divorced over this election

— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 16, 2017

We really shouldn’t be shocked that the Dan Gilbert/LeBron relationship went south quickly. Never thought he’d go back after that letter.

— YoungPepDash (@YoungPepDash) August 16, 2017

Don’t get me wrong, Dan Gilbert has every right to support who he wants and LeBron has every right to tell Dan to go fuck himself…AGAIN.

— J. (@BarackOBoogie) August 16, 2017

Dan Gilbert might be the worst owner in the NBA you literally pushed LeBron away twice and he brought that trash franchise a ring

— BBB Todd (@704Toddd) August 16, 2017

Wow. LeBron leaving Cleveland because Dan Gilbert’s 750K donation to Trump. Gotta respect LeBron for always being bigger than basketball

— Andrew Bradley (@Andrew8Bradley) August 16, 2017

LeBron despises Trump.
Dan Gilbert donation of $750,000 for Trump’s campaign
It’s all coming together now or should I say falling apart now

— Kellkill (@kellkill1) August 16, 2017

Dan Gilbert drafting the LeBron letter part 2. pic.twitter.com/rzdLCKWTew

— Xamdi (@Hamdi_1993) August 16, 2017

But there’s always those "fans" (and owners) who don’t actually give two sh*ts about these players as human beings. They care about rings. And we hope players around the league take note and never forget that:

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LeBron has always said "it’s bigger than basketball."

Too bad Dan Gilbert didn’t take him seriously.


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Peter Thomas Is Getting A Bravo Spinoff Show?!

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 16-08-2017

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When one marriage door closes, a reality show window will open.  Deets inside on Peter Thomas‘ new spinoff show that’s in the works…

After appearing on several seasons of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and recently splitting from Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas has found the light at the end of the tunnel.  He’s about to get his own reality show.

Is this really needed?!

Sources say the Club One owner has been filming a pilot for Bravo for a show based around his restaurant in Charlotte, a la "Vanderpump Rules."  The spinoff will "cover Peter’s life owning and managing the club in the aftermath of his breakup with Cynthia last year on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’," according to TMZ.

We don’t see Cynthia making an appearance on this show, seeing that the restaurant was the scene of that alleged cheating scandal he was involved in last year.  The "Real Housewife" blindsided him with divorce papers after that, according to Peter.

Apparently, that knife fight he had at Power 98′s radio station with Kenya Moore‘s ex Matt Jordan may also make it into the show.

Bravo execs are saying the show has a great chance of making it to air thanks to all the juicy footage.

This should be interesting….


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Ciara, Tyra, Kerry & Halle Let Their Hair Down At Indulgence Party + LL Cool J, Jordin Sparks & More Raise Funds For Charity In Beverly Hills

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Ciara, Tyra Banks, Kerry Washington and Halle Berry enjoyed a day of pampering recently. Meanwhile, LL Cool J, Jordin Sparks and other YBF celebs helped raise funds for charity in Beverly Hills. Flicks and deets inside…

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Ahhh! Nothing like letting your hair down for a day of pampering.

That’s what Ciara, Tyra Banks, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, and Rachel Roy were up to. The YBF ladies stepped out for some R&R at producer Jennifer Klein’s 19th annual Day of Indulgence hosted inside her L.A. home. Photographer Amy Graves was on the scene to snap pics for InStyle.


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The ladies enjoyed delectable eats, massages, pedicures, and even received some cool swag bags, including an Eagle Creek suitcase along with LeSportsac Weekenders filled with gifts. Nice!

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“I’m just so proud of her,” Tyra said about host Jennifer Klein. “To me, the Day of Indulgence is not about a massage or a pedicure. It’s about stuffing my face and rolling myself in the car along with the big suitcase [of goodies].”

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New mom again Ciara did the oversized t-shirt with no pants look paired with slippers…and made it work.

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The oversized threads seem to be the theme of the party. Halle Berry served up boho chic at the shindig.

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“I love women. I’m a girl’s girl,” the Oscar winner (and first-time attendee at the bash) told InStlye. “So to be around women doing stuff that women love to do, and looking at things that women love to look at, and feeling empowered by feeding off of each other, that’s what I love about this event.”

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Halle and Tyra sandwiched actress Debra Messing in a selfie.

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Come through curls!

“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington rolled up on the scene rocking a denim Tory Burch dress accessorized with a Prada bag. We need those shoes! 

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“I love having girl time,” Kerry said at the party. “We literally said today, next year this time we won’t be on the show anymore, because this is our final season. We were like making a plan to come here and then go out to dinner afterward. It’s a fun place where you get to see people that you love that you normally don’t see.” She was referencing the final season of ABC series "Scandal." Creator Shonda Rhimes, Bellamy Young, and Darby Stanchfield were also in attendance.


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Rashida made sure to grab her goodies.


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And Maya appeared to have had a good time. Fun times.


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It was a night for giving back!

Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Anderson, LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, Ice Cube, David and Dana Pump hit the stage for the 17th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills this week. The celebs gathered to help raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer.

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Holly Robinson Peete and her husband Rodney Peete came out to speak and support.

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Singer Jordin Sparks serenaded the audience before joinging her new boyfriend/fitness enthusiast Dana Isaiah.

They made their first red carpet appearance together at the event.

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Mama Tina and Richard Lawson served up coupledom vibes. Love them.

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Hey Anthony! He celebrated his b-day yesterday too by the way.

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NFL legend Emmitt Smith, his daughter Rheagen Smith, and his wife Patricia Southall Smith linked up with comedian/actor Jamie Foxxx on the carpet.

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Rapper/film producer Ice Cube and iconic entertainer Debbie Allen stopped for a photo-op.

More flicks from the red carpet:

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LL’s wife Simone Smith was right by her man’s side. By the way, LL is being honored by the Kennedy Center Honors and he’s the first rapper to do so. Deets HERE.

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Jordin and Holly looked great as they struck a few poses on the carpet.


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LeBron James Teams Up With Octavia Spencer For (Much Needed) Madam C.J. Walker Series!

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LeBron James is whipping out his producer hat again for a new project about America’s first female self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker, starring Octavia Spencer. Deets inside…

LeBron James has been steadily building his empire outside of basketball with his hand in several different businesses.  And next on his list is telling the story of a black millionaire beauty revolutionary!

Now, he’s using his SpringHill Entertainment production company to tell a much-needed story the masses need to see. James and & SpringHill will be adding their first scripted drama to their line up.

Beauty gurus, take notes!  The series will tell the story of activist/entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. It’s unclear if Octavia will be playing Madam C.J. Walker.

Variety reports:

Walker, the daughter of slaves, was orphaned at age seven, married at 14, and widowed at 20. She spent two decades laboring as a washerwoman, earning $1.50 a week. However, everything changed following Walker’s discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women. By the time she died in 1919, she had built a beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women. She counted W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington among her friends.

LeBron and his friend/business partner Maverick Carter will executive produce the limited series. It’s rumored that Netflix wants to pick up the series, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

“I am really proud of this project and that SpringHill will be partnering with Octavia to tell this important story,” LeBron told Variety. “Every American should all know the story of Madam C.J. Walker. She was an innovator, entrepreneur, social activist, and total game changer whose story has been left out of the history books. I hope this project lives up to her legacy with a story that will educate and inspire.”

Black Nativity director Kasi Lemmons will helm and co-executive produce the series and Nicole Asher will help write the script and co-executive produce.

We’re here for this. And props to King James for shining a light on African-American figures who helped shaped American history.





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Baltimore Didn’t Waste Any Time! Confederate Statutes REMOVED In The Middle Of The Night + Lady Gaga Ask Blacks How To Fight Racism

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 16-08-2017

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Baltimore said "Forget this!" They took their Confederate statues down with the quickness. Deets inside…


B-More officials swooped in like a thief in the night and scooped up several Confederate statues around 3 AM, likely to avoid a repeat of the deadly violence that went down in Charlottesville over the weekend. They also likely weren’t trying to have a repeat of the riots that took place following the death of Freddie Gray.

The city had been planning to remove them, but after seeing all of the racist terrorism that invaded Charlottesville, Baltimore made moves fast.

A statue of Supreme Court Chief Roger Taney was taken down from its location in the Mount Vernon Place neighborhood, followed by monuments of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. "Stonewall" Jackson, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and the Confederate Women’s Monument.

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Quick history lesson: Former chief justice Roger Taney is famously known for the Dred Scott Decision, the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that said black people were not considered American citizens and the federal government couldn’t regulate slavery.

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There has been controversy over whether the statues across the nation should be taken down. Some feel the statues represent Southern history and heritage, while others feel like they’re racist symbols glorifying a side that lost its desire to maintain slavery.

Confederate Monuments coming down tonight; right now. Lee Jackson has caution tape around it. Police here pic.twitter.com/GlJmlucRgK

— brandon soderberg (@notrivia) August 16, 2017

Peep a clip of the statues being taken away below:


#BREAKING Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger #Taney statue taken down in #Baltimore. Slavery defender. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/2cptImr0nf

— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) August 16, 2017

After the major move, people rejoiced: 

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Other cities and states across the nation are also trying to figure out what to do with their statues. On Monday, protesters in Durham, NC took matters into their own hands and yanked down a Confederate statue.


Our residents took care of it instead. #Durham https://t.co/ge1bgbZqBW pic.twitter.com/N7LI9zfzbc

— Jillian Johnson (@JillianDURM) August 15, 2017


It’s unclear what the city of Baltimore will do with the removed statues at this time.

On social media…


For the Black Community, tell us ways the non-racist white community who loves u can do better to help influence the country? #HowWeDoBetter

— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 15, 2017

Lady Gaga has joined the conversation and she’s asking black people what can white people do to help the country. Umm…

Can she not round up the whites and figure this ish out themselves?  Folks seem to figure out plenty of other things amongst themselves.

"Insecure" star Amanda Seales served up the perfect response:


Gaga shld hv said: My fellow non-racist white ppl it’s time we further educate ourselves & get 2 work on being the generation 2 end racism.

—Amanda Seales  (@amandaseales) August 16, 2017


It is not every black person’s role to educate white folks on how to fix their racist system. I’m appalled at any1 who suggests it is.

— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) August 16, 2017


Then she should have done some research and provided them wth suggestions.

— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) August 16, 2017




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