WHO RAN IT? Ashanti VS. Keyshia Cole In DAR SARA

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Keyshia Cole skipped out on the red carpet at the 2014 BET Awards but she did take the stage during the show in a haute couture mini dress by Dar Sara. But Ashanti rocked it first earlier this year at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards. Decide who rocked it best inside…

After releasing her new single “She” (where she sings about lusting after another woman), Keyshia Cole made her way to the 2014 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Although she didn’t walk the red carpet, she did take the stage to introduce a performance by a member of BET’s Music Matters program. And she decided to rock a haute couture mini by Dar Sara complete with long, flowy curls and dainty jewelry.

But Ashanti worked the red carpet in the heavily decorated Dar Sara number first at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards that took place the Staples Center back in January. Shanti completed her look with a cropped, wavy blonde ‘do, a pair of crystal ankle cuff Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and Nanis Italian jewelry.

So…..

WHO ROCKED IT BEST?!

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2014 BET AWARDS AFTER PARTY ROUND UP: Nicki Minaj HOSTS At Belasco Theatre +Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Christina Milian, Lauren London, Toya Wright & More Have FUN At Playhouse & More….

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After the show it’s an after party! And some of our fave YBF celebs partied hard after the 2014 BET Awards in L.A. Peep their party pics inside…

The 2014 BET Awards went down last night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. and after the show, a slew of after parties kicked off around Hollywood.

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After describing her near death experience and shading fellow female raptress Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj trekked it to Belasco Theatre to host her exclusive VIP BET Awards after party (sponsored by Myx Fusions Moscato).

Coming up in September, Nicki will be taking her talents overseas to headline the Dinokeng One Tribe Festival in Africa.

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“LAHH ATL” star Stevie J and reality TV show creator Mona Scott-Young sipped some Myx Fusions bubbly as they partied.

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Former Immature/IMX group member Marques Houston proved to be a ladies man as he snapped a pic with some of the MYX girls.

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"Let’s Stay Together" cutie Christian Keyes got in on the girl-action.

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And actor Clifton Powell hit the carpet with some MYX chicks as well.

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Fun times.

At another BET after party….

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After hitting the stage alongside Chris Brown and breaking up mics at 2014 BET Awards last night, Weezy made his way to Playhouse to party it up with Christina Milian, Breezy, Karrueche and Charli Baltimore.

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Newly single Christina Milian seems unfazed by her recent split with fiancé Jas Prince. Chick has been on the party scene heavy, which seems to be giving her solace to keep her mind off of her recent break-up.

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After rocking the stage at the 2014 BET Awards, Chris Brown and his girl Karrueche partied it up at Playhouse. And quite possibly, a little too much. Breezy was escorted out of the Hollywood club with the assistance of two friends.

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And he was taken to a car with Kae waiting inside (above) as he made his way through screaming fans and paparazzi. Let’s HOPE he isn’t going back to the old Breezy.

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Still dressed in her silver Balmain mini dress, Charli Baltimore also hit the party scene.

Peep the party pics inside of Playhouse below:

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Breezy had himself a good time in the DJ booth, rocking out on the mic and dapping up fans.

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“The Game” actress/Lil Wayne’s baby mama Lauren London came out to party, joining Nipsey Hussle, Weezy and his first baby mama Toya Wright.

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And it looks like Toya enjoyed herself as she partied it up alongside Christian Milian.

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Lil Wayne and comedian Deray Davis had some fun in the DJ booth.

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Birdman escorted his Young Money artist Paris Hilton (who also hit up the 2014 GRAMMY Awards together) through the crowd.

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Soulja Boy (who is working with Diddy on his new album, Money Making Mitch) and his styrofoam cups rocked out at the after party. 

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Then Soulja caught up with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather for a quick pic.

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And of course Pretty Boy Floyd’s new chick Doralie Medina wasn’t too far.

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Washington Redskins’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson was also in the mix.

 

And at another after party….

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After hitting the stage with John Legend to perform a few hits, Jhene Aiko got her drank on at the Hennessy V.S after party at Greystone Manor. She sipped on her favorite cocktail “Happy Juice,” consisting of Hennessy V.S and apple juice.

Also last night…

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Meek Mill, Juicy J, T-Pain and more hit Supperclub for a BET Awards after party.

Philly native Meek Mill hopped in the DJ booth for an impromtu set with DJ B.A.D.

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“Dark Horse” rapper Juicy J hosted the event with Busta Rhymes (not pictured) with a big bottle of Ace of Spades in hand.

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And T-Pain hopped on the mic to perform a few of his hits.

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Oh, Hey Game! It was reported that there was a shooting outside of the club supposedly aiming at Game’s car. Luckily, no one was hurt.

And last but not least…

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Rapper Young Jeezy (who’s gearing up for the release of his new album Seen It All) was fresh in all-white as he was spotted leaving NOBU nightclub in West Hollywood.

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And Adrienne Bailon (who will be a co-host on "The Real" coming September 15th) kept it fab in a cobalt blue dress and her signature bun as she left NOBU.

 

Fun times!

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BLUSHING BRIDE: Ciara COVERS "BRIDES" Magazine, Says Her WEDDING Will Be EDGY & ELEGANT

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Ciara posed for the August/September issue of BRIDES where she discussed her upcoming wedding and revealed why she fell in love.  More inside….

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Now that she’s engaged to rapper Future, and the mother of little Future Zahir Wilburn (above), Ciara has a wedding to plan! For the August/September issue of BRIDES (which she likely shot BEFORE she became pregnant), Ciara wears a long-sleeve embroidered Chantilly lace Reem Acra gown, accessorized with her very own bracelet, a chic bouquet of cream garden roses, and makeup by Urban Decay. 

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CiCi also wears her engagement ring on the cover.  Inside, the "Body Party" singer, who described her style as "tomboy chic" told the magazine that she plans to switch it up for her wedding.  "My everyday style is what I call ‘tomboy chic, But for my wedding, I’m going to do elegance with a little edge."

When asked when she knew she’d marry Future, she said, "Very early on. He came with something that I’d never felt before: the true presence of a man."

The August/September issue hits newsstands nationwide July 8th.

 

 

 

Photos via BRIDES/Ciara’s Instagram

 

 

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MAGAZINES: First Lady Michelle Obama ON Higher Learning, Resilience, And Making The Most Of Opportunities In ESSENCE

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FLOTUS Michelle Obama covers the August 2014 issue of ESSENCE where she champions higher learning and the importance of resilence in the face of adversity.  Find out how the FLOTUS encourages Sasha and Malia inside….

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For ESSENCE Magazine’s August 2014 issue, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, wearing a teal dress by Azede Jean-Pierre, explains her passion for higher learning and shares the tools and life lessons she’s passing onto her daughters Sasha and Malia. She also champions hardwork and discusses the importance of nurturing resilience in our children. Here are the highlights:

On Working Hard and Believing In Yourself:

"I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard."

On Opportunity and what we owe our Ancestors:

"We cannot waste the opportunity that we have here in America, especially as African-Americans. Our ancestors fought and bled and died so that we could go to school. And I still think about that."

On Preparing Sasha and Malia for the future:

"We talk about responsibility and accountability, about making sure that they’re not wasting the opportunities they’re given. We make sure they know how lucky they are and that, because of that, they have an obligation to have their acts together and to take their education very seriously."

In addition, this month’s issue also features ESSENCE’s "Education Special," where real-life moms talk about their children’s education. In "Moms on the Front Lines," ESSENCE salutes six women whose extraordinary work in education reform. In "The Secrets to Raising Really Smart Kids," ESSENCE asked experts across the country for their best tips to propel our kids to excellence.  Readers can pick up the August issue of ESSENCE on July 4th.

 

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BRAID MY HAIR: Lupita Nyong’o DEMONSTRATES Her Braiding Skills + Luke James’ “Options” ft. Rick Ross + August Alsina’s "Benediction" ft. Rick Ross

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She has already been crowned the most beautiful person in the world (amongst many other accolades) but who knew Hollywood’s newest “IT” girl could braid?! See Lupita Nyong’o’s braiding skills plus, Luke James’ new video "Options" featuring Rick Ross and August Alsina’s new video "Benediction" also featuring the Bawse when you go inside….

Lupita Nyong’o is a woman of many hats. And most recently, she revealed she can braid! Like…foreal.

The Oscar winning starlet met up with six of her closest friends at New York City’s Ludlow Blunt salon to show off her hair braiding techniques. Lupita revealed she use to braid her friends’ hair on the weekend while she was in college…for free. And she loves doing it. She said,

“Your hair is your frame—it’s so important,” she says. And, she emphasizes, “braiding tells a story,” marking the body with a symbol of communal affection.

The Kenyan beauty decided to learn how to braid after visiting an African braiding shop in New York and was left “morbidly disappointed” with the result. 

The Lancôme spokeswoman went home to Kenya over the summer and asked her aunt (who is a hair stylist) to teach her how to braid. And that’s when she learned how to box braid, corn row and do twists. She had planned on charging for her services but realized she didn’t have the heart to charge her friends, so she did their hair as a favor for free.

Check it:

Nice!

And in new videos….

Luke James is prepping his Made To Love album (September 23rd) and to get the ball rolling, the R&B crooner has released the visuals to his directorial debut “Options” single featuring rapper Rick Ross.

While Luke asks his lady to consider their "Options", Rick Ross raps about his lady swinging from the shower rod. See what Mimi and Nikko started. Check it above.

And in another new video featuring the Bawse…

After winning two BET Awards last night, New Orleans crooner August Alsina has released the visuals to his next single “Benediction,” featuring MMG rapper Rick Ross.

In the Payne Lindsey directed video, August is seen inside of an abandoned church as he counts his many blessings joined by Ricky Rozay.

If you’re looking to catch a live show from August, his “Testimony Live” tour kicks off in Seattle on August 14th.

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Beyonce Named World’s Most Powerful Celebrity On Forbes 100

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(AllHipHop News) It’s that time again for Forbes to name the top celebrities of the year, and singing superstar Beyoncé takes the top spot.

[ALSO READ: Beyoncé Makes Top 20 Of Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women List]

Queen Bey beats out LeBron James (2), Dr. Dre (3), Oprah Winfrey (4), and Ellen DeGeneres (5) for the title Of “World’s Most Powerful Celebrity” with reported earnings of $115 million. Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z is listed at #6 with $60 million which is the highest amount the Brooklyn mogul brought in since 2010.

The list is based on money and fame. The publication examines estimated earnings, media mentions, social networking power, and overall cultural impact.

[ALSO READ: Tech N9ne On Making Forbes List: I Wanted To Keep My Income Secret (VIDEO)]

Check out Forbes’ Top Ten most powerful celebrities below.

1. Beyoncé Knowles
2. LeBron James
3. Dr. Dre
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Ellen DeGeneres
6. Jay Z
7. Floyd Mayweather
8. Rihanna
9. Katy Perry
10. Robert Downey, Jr.

To view the entire list visit Forbes.

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NOPE! NOT TODAY: Floyd Mayweather Tries To GRAB Tiny On The 2014 BET Awards Red Carpet, Tiny Dips Off Quickly + Chris Brown WHISKED AWAY From BET Awards After Party

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Floyd Mayweather tried to pull a stunt on the 2014 BET Awards red carpet but Tiny wasn’t having it. Find out how Tiny escaped another possible brawl between her husband T.I. and the boxing champ and check out video of Chris Brown being escorted out of a BET afterparty inside….

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Last night, “Family Hustle” star Tiny hit the red carpet at the 2014 BET Awards in L.A….solo. Even though her husband T.I. was tapped to perform (and also hit the carpet), the married couple never appeared on the carpet together. And that was probably a good thing.

During an interview Tiny was giving on the red carpet, Floyd Mayweather (who presented Nicki Minaj with an award) and his new chick Doralie Medina were seen walking up behind. Floyd then starts yelling out Tiny’s name and then attempted to grab her arm! Glad Tip wasn’t around to see it.

Tiny nicely yelled out the name of her designer to the interviewer and quickly made her way down the carpet, walking alongside her publicist Fariley McCaskill.

Check it:

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Lordt…

We all know about the drama surrounding these three by now. T.I. got upset after his wife was spending a lot of her free time partying it up with Floyd Mayweather over this past Memorial Day weekend. Tip allegedly confronted Floyd at at Fatburger which resulted in an all out brawl between their camps, leaving T.I. with a bruised hand. Sighs….

Tiny eventually reunited with her husband inside the show, smiling and being extra touchy, feely on her man (neither of them were wearing their wedding rings though). Once Tip peeps this video, hope he can keep his cool.

And in other foolishness…
 

After the show there’s an afterparty! And Breezy made sure to party it up. Chris Brown gave a few stellar performances during the 2014 BET Awards and after the show, he hit up an afterparty.

The "Loyal" singer probably had one too many and had to seek assistance from some of his bros to escort him out of the club into a car with his boo thang Karrueche waiting inside. 

So much for sobriety.

Photos/Videos: Getty/TMZ

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Beyonce, Jay Z, Lebron James & Rihanna TOP Forbes Celebrity 100 List + KeKe Palmer GUSHES During Meeting With Her #1 CRUSH Michael Ealy

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FORBES recently ranked Beyonce and Lebron James and the two most powerful celebs while tv hostess KeKe Palmer got a chance to meet her man crush Michael Ealy.  More inside…

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In addition to landing to cover of TIME Magazine at the most influential person in the world, Beyonce was also ranked #1 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List, which ranks the biggest names of movies, TV, music, sports, books and modeling based on money and fame (press mentions, social media influence and, for the first time, impact on the entertainment industry and pop culture). 

Beyonce tops the list thanks to 95-sold out "Mrs. Carter Show" tour stops (averaging $2.4 million per show), the Beyonce album, fragrances, H&M and Pepsi endorsement deals and House of Dereon where she made an estimated $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.

NBA baller LeBron James made $72 million which put him in second place. Meanwhile Dr. Dre’s BEATS deal landed him in third place with $620million, Oprah Winfrey hit fourth place with $82 million, Jay-Z (#6, $60 million) with Floyd Mayweather (#7, $105 million, ), and Rihanna (#8, $48 million),

See full coverage of the Celebrity 100 here.

 

On television…

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Keke Palmer, is set to make history when her new daily talker, “Just Keke,” premieres Monday, June 30 at 5 P.M. ET/PT on BET Networks and we’ve got an hot clip from the upcoming debut.

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In the premiere episode, Keke gets the shock of her life when her #1 celebrity crush crashes the set to wish her well – "Think Like A Man Too" star Michael Ealy. Keke’s reaction is priceless.

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In utter shock and disbelief, Keke crawls over the audience – only to be stopped by an unwielding sofa. Check out a sneak peek……
 

 

 

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Jermaine Dupri: Chris Brown Will Become “More Famous Than Tupac” (VIDEO)

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(AllHipHop News) Jermaine Dupri once said in 2001 that Dr.Dre and Timbaland could not do what he does from a production standpoint. During the BET Awards weekend, the So So Def leader decided to return to his old polarizing ways and declare that Chris Brown will soon ascend to being more popular than Tupac.

After Tupac was released from prison in October 1995 after Suge Knight posted a $1.4 million bail, the rapper went on to have his two most successful albums All Eyez On Me four months later. During an interview with Miss Info, Chris Brown’s recent stint in prison will do more for Brown’s career than it ever did for Tupac’s:

I told people when he came out of jail, ‘He’s going to be Tupac’. He’s an R&B singer and R&B singers’ music are supposed to go further than rap. It stretches over different boundaries. To me, he’ going to be more famous than Tupac. [Laughs]

Check out Miss Info’s interview with Jermaine Dupri below:


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SHE MAD OR NAH?: K. Michelle SHADES Elle Varner…Over Meek Mill?!

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Well what do we have here? Seems like K. Michelle is throwing some subliminal shade at singer Elle Varner. And it looks like it could be over rapper Meek Mill. Chile…tea inside…

“Love & Hip Hop” star K. Michelle is known for speaking her mind and throwing shade when she feels the need. And it seems she was a little pissed after peeping pics of her “former” friend Elle Varner and Philly rapper Meek Mill.

Now why is K mad? We’re not entirely sure. But we believe it’s over a picture posted of Elle with her arms wrapped around Meek’s neck, which they both posted to their respective Instagram accounts.

On Saturday, Meek and Elle attended a private dinner at Mr. Chow to celebrate Russelll Simmons and Steve Rifkind’s launching of their new music label, All Def Music (ADM). The two snapped a pic (above) and Meek posted it to his IG with the caption, “#nocurvezone @ellevarner.” Elle also posted the picture with the caption, “R/P @meekmill #nocurvezone [heart emoji]”

Apparently, a few months back Meek and Elle had a little run-in with one another where Meek tried to “holla” at the “Cold Case” singer and she “curved” him. Meaning…she played him. She went on Twitter saying she gets awkward when it comes to guys trying to talk to her tweeting, “I’m so awkward I accidentally curved Meek Mill once lol”

Meek later hopped on Twitter and dismissed Elle’s comment tweeting, “She said she curved me I don’t remember… Lol” That explains why the MMG rapper captioned the picture "#nocurvezone."

K. Michelle must was feeling some type of way and got caught up in her feelings about the picture because she hopped on Instagram and posted this message (which has since been deleted):

 

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REFILL? Y’all know that’s Elle’s hit track. But why is she mad? Did she date Meek? Hmm…

And why is she throwing subliminal shade at Elle? Especially since she said they were once close friends.  And Elle even filmed K’s spinoff reality show with her, which is airing this fall.  Is this all part of a PR tactic to stir up drama around the show? Hmm.

They’re close enough for her to call Elle her sister and give her a special shout-out on her birthday, gushing on how she will always have her support and loyalty.

Check it below:
 

"Happy Bday to my sister my friend @ellevarner Thanks for having my back and being such a beautiful soul. I don’t trust a lot of people anymore, but you my dear will always have my support and loyalty! Enjoy your Bday. Love ya"

 

Is K mad that her "sister" is pushing up on her "man" or former flame? So many questions…not enough answers. 

Photos: Kass of The Brand Group/K Michelle’s IG

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