Is Gucci Gearing Up For Their First All-Black Ad Campaign?

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 31-01-2017

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It appears luxury brand Gucci is gearing up for their first campaign using all black models. Get into their teaser inside…

It appears luxury brand Gucci is gearing up for a new campaign that will surely have folks talking. The Italian house teased a series of videos on Instagram of black models answering quirky questions and busting some of their signature dance moves.

The “audition” tapes were taken in London and it appears the brand was auditioning for their 2017 pre-Fall 2017 campaign. Our guess is that the campaign will incorporate their spirit animals in some way and maybe even have a dance element.

With so much talk about diversity and inclusion, is Gucci looking to appeal to a broader audience? It sure seems like it. If Gucci does do a campaign featuring all black models it will be a first for the fashion house.

Peep some of the audition clips below:









Are you here for it?

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FASHION FACEOFF! Keyshia Cole VS. Kim Kardashian In Lace Up Leather Pants

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It’s a battle of the lace up leather pants as Keyshia Cole and Kim Kardashian West were spotted rocking similar lace up leather pants. Decide who takes the fashion face off crown inside…

Lace up leather pants seem to be the trend in Hollywood these days, putting a provocative spin on regular pants. We spotted Keyshia Cole and Kim Kardashian West rocking the trend recently and we had to do a face off.

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A few days ago, Keyshia Cole rocked a pair of Antidote LA Peyton vegan leather lace up pants paired with the brand’s strapless vegan leather top. She finished her look with an embellished cropped Moschino Jacket and gold sandals. The R&B singer was on the set of her new video “You” featuring Remy Ma and French Montana.


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Kanye West’s wife Kim Kardashian West was spotted rocking the trend as she exited a studio in L.A. last week. The reality star wore corset-style Unravel leather pants that she paired with an oversized black-and-blue plaid shirt and silver sandals.

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The proactive pants seem to be a favorite of Kim’s because she also wore them back in September as she and her sister Kourtney Kardashian left the Ritz Hotel in Paris during Paris Fashion Week.




Photos: Keyshia’s IG/Remy’s IG/FameFlynet

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Inside The YBF’s #FiftyShadesDarker Ladies’ Night Out!

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YBF’s Ladies Night Out, hosted by Natasha and Fifty Shades Darker, just happened.  Take a peek at what our contest winners and the YBF crew got into last night…

The #FiftyShadesDarkerLNO started off at Catch NYC for dinner, and ended up in a place — a surprise show — that shall remain nameless.  What goes down on Girls’ Night, stays on Girls’ Night.

Congrats to our super fab winners Mildred Victoria & her bestie/sister Sylvia!  They hung out with Natasha and a few of her friends to celebrate one of the sexiest movies set to hit theaters (2/10)!

Click through the gallery below to see the night.  Plus, be sure to check out our Snapchat (TheYBF) story for even more!


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5 Most FOOLISH Moments From The 2017 Pro Bowl – OBJ, Ezekiel Elliott & “Salt Bae”

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 30-01-2017

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This year’s NFL Pro Bowl brought the foolishness. And we’ve rounded up the top foolish moments. Laugh it up inside…

Before we cheer on who we think will win this year’s Super Bowl, the 2017 Pro Bowl game went down in Orlando, FL for a NFL showdown between the NFC and the AFC Conferences. The best players from each conference got suited up to battle it out against one another for bragging rights on which conference is the best in the NFL.

The AFC ended up beating the NFC, 20-13. Sorry NFC!

Anyhoo, there were several moments throughout the night that had folks laughing, scratching our heads and cheering.

1.  It’s safe to assume, no matter where NY Giants baller Odell Beckham Jr. is, he’s ALWAYS lit. After the game, he joined some of the cheerleaders on the sidelines to do this:


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2.  Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had one hell of rookie year. He’s the league’s leading rusher. With that title, a fan had Zeke put his skills to use when he unexpectedly ran out on the field.

First, Zeke tackled the fan after catching him. Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake picked the fan up and swung him around a bit before the fan took off running towards the end zone. Zeke started running to race him and ended up beating him to the end zone.  Shortly after, security came and hauled the fan off the field.

Check out the craziness below: 


Zeke Brings down fan who ran onto the field during the Pro Bowl last night. Dez loves it

— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 30, 2017

3.  Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi thought he could fly after the NFC defensive line carried him around like a baby:


Best Moment of the #ProBowl
Courtesy of Jay Ajayi, and the NFC Defensive Line.

— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) January 30, 2017


4.  Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins shocked everyone when he chased down Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and stripped him of the ball at the end of the game: 


This is the only play from the #ProBowl you need to see

— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 30, 2017

5.  Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce brought the #SaltBae meme to life while celebrating a touchdown:

Get it!

Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots goes down Sunday, February 5th at 6:30pm EST on FOX.

Who ya got?!


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Joseline Hernandez Slips Into Sexy Catsuit To Host Pajama Party, Spills Tea On “LAHH” Castmates & Stevie J Lawsuit

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 30-01-2017

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Joseline Hernandez is racking up some coins with her hosting gigs. Go inside for flicks of the new mom partying it up, plus what she said about Stevie J suing her and some tea on some of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” co-stars inside…

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New year, new baby. That means, mama has to go to work to get her coins to provide for baby Bonnie Bella. “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez is back on the party scene in Atlanta following her week-long co-hosting gig on “The Real.”

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The Puerto Rican Princess slipped into a super sexy catsuit to host a fun pajama party for her LGBTQ fans at The Atrium in Atlanta.

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The budding artist previewed her new song, “Boom (I Got That)” for the turn up session. She got up-close-and-personal with fans, snapping selfies and making it rain with money from the balcony.

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While co-hosting with the ladies of “The Real,” Joseline opened up about the lawsuit brought against her by her ex/baby daddy Stevie J. Remember when he said she assaulted him at his home and she wasn’t fit to be a mother?

Apparently, Stevie didn’t show up to court, so the case was dismissed. Joseline said she’s not mad at him; her main concern is co-parenting so Bonnie Bella can have a good life. Check it:


The new mom also talked about keeping ALL her receipts when it comes to Stevie. She said he’s always trying to make her look like she’s stalking him when in fact it’s the other way around:

And she also revealed how she would handle her daughter Bonnie Bella coming to her about getting plastic surgery:

In case you missed it, the reality star also spilled some tea on her co-stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost. Apparently, Kirk has a mistress that’s possibly knocked up with his baby:


In TV news, the reality star is set to make a return in her recurring role on FOX’s new series “STAR” in February. Let’s see if she’ll get more speaking lines this time around.

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SHE CAN DO BOTH: Rihanna Ignites Beef With Azealia Banks And Visits Kiddies In Malawi At The Same Time

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 30-01-2017

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Listen, Rihanna‘s not here for Azealia Banks and her feud attempts.  But she does have time to clap back at her real quick to set the record straight.  Deets on the drama that transpired over night aout Trump and Rihanna being an immigrant inside…

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Azealia girl…here we are again. 

After Azealia Banks defended Donald Trump during the election, it should be no surprise she’ll continue defending him throughout his Presidency, even if it’s just to get the attention she clearly craves.  And we say this as fans of her music.

Still, the Harlem chick is not holding back from attempting to come for Rihanna after the "Work" singer expressed her disgust with the President’s "Muslim ban."  Surprise surprise.

Rihanna tweeted:


Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017


Being the Azealia Banks we all know and not many love, the rapper was quick to comment back.

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She also came for Rihanna for not being a citizen:

As far as rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down. Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people. Hoping the president fails is like getting on an airplane and hoping the pilot crashes. What makes you think, the the USA is going to enter the Middle East destroy a bunch of s‑‑t and pull out without any real repercussions????"

When Rihanna posted these nifty responses:


Rihanna clapped back with shade about no one, including herself, even listening to Azealia:


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the face you make when you a immigrant #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.

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Azealia responded by posting what is allegedly her phone number (we hear it was actually somebody’s grandmother’s though but we haven’t yet confirmed) and more ish talking:


#AzealiaBanks VS #Rihanna

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Meanwhile, Rihanna is unbothered in Malawi.  She spent the weekend doing her global ambassador for education duties through her Clara Lionel Foundation:

Global Ambassador for Education @rihanna working with students in Malawi to further the #CLF mission.

— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) January 29, 2017

Today’s lit af! Played soccer on a dirt field with the most beautiful kids in Mchingi, Northern Malawi #CLF #GC #GPE

— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017

Petty & selfless – Get you a girl who can do both.


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No, Mary J. Blige Isn’t Dating Jason Mitchell – But Their New ‘Mudbound’ Movie Was Bought By Netflix For $12.5 Million

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Mary J. Blige had us scratching our heads when she tweeted out some ridiculous rumors about her dating Straight Outta Compton actor Jason Mitchell. It appears she may have been trolling. Deets inside….


A few days ago, Mary J. Blige Twitter timeline was looking REAL suspect when she retweeted several stories about her dating Straight Outta Compton actor Jason Mitchell:



Well, MLB and Jason aren’t dating. But, they are starring in a new film together titled Mudbound. And Netflix just picked up the film for a cool $12.5 million, the biggest sale at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, according to Deadline.

The Grammy Award winning singer and the SOC (along with “Stranger Things” star Rob Morgan) will star in the Dee Rees-directed film about two families, a black and a white family, living in Mississippi in the 1940s that will explore the racial divide during that time.

According to NBC News, Jason is set to star as Ronsel Johnson, the son of a sharecropper who goes off to fight in WWII. He comes back as a man who realizes the war at home is an ever harder fight to win. Mary will play Ronsel’s mother, Florence Jackson, the matriarch of the family who works in the fields. She has to leave her own children to care for a white woman’s children.

“I was able to relive what all my ancestors lived and understand what they lived,” Mary said. “I saw basically every woman that raised me and basically every woman in my ancestry. So it was beautiful for me to have them possess me the way they did at times that’s what the script did for me. I was able to understand what they lived.”

Jason also dished on playing his character saying,

“As a black man, I feel like it’s important to stand for something, especially when you have a character that never puts his head down, that never walks away from a fight that’s all about the American dream as a black man.”

Dee Rees, who also co-wrote the script, had this to say about her new film, “We can either choose to continue to suppress our own history as a country and not acknowledge it and not look at it or we can witness it.”

With Mudbound nabbing the biggest sale at Sundance, we can expect this film to be nothing short of amazing.


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The Wilsons & Baby Bump Cheer On Russell’s Sister At Stanford Basketball Game

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 30-01-2017

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The Wilsons — including little Future and the baby bump — were cheering in the stands for Russell’s sister Anna as she and college basketball team hit the court. Flicks of Ciara, Russell, the baby bump and Anna inside…

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Now that Russell Wilson has some free time from the NFL, the Seahawks quarterback and his pregnant wife Ciara trekked it to a college basketball game to cheer on his little sister Anna.

Anna plays for the Stanford Cardinals and they were up against the Washington Huskies over the weekend. The Wilsons looked on from the stands cheering Anna and her teammates on to a win:

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Peep this cute video of The Wilsons (including the in-laws) chatting it up in the stands during the game: 


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After the game, CiCi linked up with her sister-in-law to congratulate her on the win.  Anna wrote:

A best friend and sister. Love you C

The Cardinals beat the Huskies, 72-68.

By the way, Ciara recently inked a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, so get ready for some new tunes from CiCi.


Photos: Anna’s IG/@CiaraRussellInspired

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Most Powerful Moments From SAG Award Winners Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali & More

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 30-01-2017

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YBF actors won BIG last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards!  We’ve got the quotable speeches that were just as powerful as the wins…


Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and the rest of the cast of Hidden Figures nabbed the SAG Award for Outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture.  But it’s their speech that had us ready to cry more than them!

Taraji said during the emotionally charged speech:

The shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson.  Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars.  These women did not complain about their circumstances.  We knew what was going on at that time.  They focused on solutions.

See it in full below: 




Viola Davis is still racking up awards.  She copped the SAG Actor for Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for Fences.  The Oscar nominee thanked August Wilson, as well as her co-star and director Denzel Washington saying, "Denzel, what can I say?  A friend and a fan.  What can I say?"



Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role went to Mahershala Ali for his epic role in Moonlight.  He got choked up while talking about Moonlight showing what happens when there’s persecution.  He also gave a powerful statement about being Muslim, and what really matters:

“My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. … She did not do back flips when I called to tell her I converted, 17 years ago. But, I tell you now, we put things to the side. And I am able to see her; she is able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown. And that stuff is minutea.  It’s not that important.”



Major congrats to an emotional Denzel Washington who nabbed Outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role for Fences.  He told the crowd:

"SAG, listen, were just actors.  I’m famous and all that kinda stuff but I have the same fear opening night, or first preview that anybody else has.  We all have the same job.  This is not a testament to me, but it’s a testament to August Wilson."

He got choked up while recognizing "the guys who don’t get recognized."  Awww!



Major congrats to the fab cast of Stranger Things, as they won for Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

Get into the celebration pics below!

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Actors Saniyya Sidney, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson accept Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for ‘Hidden Figures’ onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


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ALL THE SAUCE! Black Excellence Dominated The Red Carpet At The 2017 SAG Awards

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-01-2017

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Black Hollywood was dripping all the sauce on the red carpet for the 2017 SAG Awards. Soak in the looks of Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Janelle Monae and many more inside…

Black Excellence was sprinkled all over the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium tonight. Our YBFers showed up and showed OUT. Get into their looks below:

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Pure elegance!

Hollywood titan Viola Davis looked regal as ever in a white strapless Vivienne Westwood couture gown accented with a bold statement necklace and black box clutch. Effortlessly classic. The FENCES star nabbed the Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role award. CONGRATS!

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Viola’s husband Julius Tennon was right by his wife side to show support.

By the way, Viola is producing (alongside her husband) and starring in a new LIFETIME film titled Custody, set to premiere in March 2017.

Back on the carpet…

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White hot! 

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Kerry Washington, who was up for a SAG Award for her role in Confirmation, shut down the carpet in a white off-the-shoulder Cavalli Couture gown. Sparkle on Kerry!

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Hidden Figures starlet Taraji P. Henson rolled elegant and sexy into one fierce look. The romantic Reem Acra gown gave ballroom realness and a dose of sultriness with the see-through lace.

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She joined her Hidden Figures castmates as they were up for a SAG Award as an ensemble.

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Taraji’s co-star Janelle Monae was her usual gorgeous self in her signature black-and-white. The Chanel number featured prints and fabrics that she styled with Stuart Weitzman sandals.

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SAG nominee and Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer was ready for the awards show festivities in a black peplum top dress. 

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“black•ish” star Yara Shahidi kept it flawless in a striped Naeem Khan halter gown styled with Ade Samuel shoes and an Onna Ehrlich clutch on the carpet.

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Twirl Yara!

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Well here’s a surpise! “black•ish” Anthony Anderson brought his wife Alvina Stewart as his date. Apparently, she called off their divorce earlier this month. Well good for them. She came out to show support on Anthony’s SAG nomination.

The rest of the “black•ish” cast, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown and Laurence Fishburne, were in attendance:

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The TV mom wore a black Ulyana Sergeenko dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and clutch.

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The comedy series was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award.

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Moonlight star and soon-to-be new dad Mahershala Ali kept it dapper in all white everything. He copped his first SAG Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role category. CONGRATS!

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Moonlight star and nominee Naomie Harris kept it cute in a LANVIN jumpsuit.

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Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington copped his very first SAG Award tonight for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in FENCES. He had been nomined six times before finally nabbing an award.

His wife Pauletta Washington was right by his side to celebrate.

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La La Land actor John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen color coordinated in all black everything.

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SAG nominee Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us"/"The People vs. OJ Simpson") and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, who looked stunning in a Gemy Maalouf gown, were coupledom goals. Loves it!

By the way, Ryan also stars in "This Is Us" with her husband.

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New parents Jurnee Smollett Bell ("Underground") and Josiah Bell left baby Hunter Zion Bell at home for a fun night out together.

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“Westworld” actress and SAG nominee Thandie Newton brought a different look to the carpet rocking a Schiaparelli Fall 2016 couture gown. We feeling it?

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"Orange Is The New Black" actresses Uzo Aduba (in a custom Elizabeth Kennedy gown) and Danelle Brooks (in Christian Siriano) stunned in their looks on the carpet.

The Netflix series won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award for the third consecutive year. Nice!

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Rapper Common snapped it up on the carpet before presenting an award.

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New Edition star/"Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin got cleaned up in a tailored striped suit.

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"E! News" correspondent Zuri Hall dazzled in gold before getting to her red carpet duties.

Fab times!

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