- J-E-L-L-NO! Bill Cosby's Sexual Abuse Accusers Have Stories For Days...
- COMING SOON: Mo'Nique & Isaiah Washington In "Blackbird" (TRAILER)
- Mya Returns To The Music Scene With EP "With Love" + Chris Webber Makes Directorial Debut For Little Brother David Ranier's Music Video
- Chrissy Teigen Nabs A Spot On The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover + John Legend Serenades Wedding Lovers On "GMA"!
- STORMY VALENTINE: Mariah & Her Fur Host Weddings At Empire State Building + Jay Z's Valentine's "Promise" To Beyonce
- Emily B. Celebrates A Sexy Birthday With Boyfriend Fabolous, Adrienne Bailon, Misa Hylton & More
- NEW MUSIC: Omarion's "You Like It"
- Lupita Nyong'o JOINS Steve McQueen On Piers Morgan Live, COVERS "Backstage" Mag + T.I. EXPLAINS Why He Playing Captain Save-A-Bieber, STAYS Mum On Marital Issues
- REALLY?! Nicki Minaj's New Cover Art Using Malcom X Is Pissing Off Some People (UPDATED WITH RESPONSE) + Terrell Owen's Estranged Wife Attempted Suicide?!
- CHECK IT: The "Think Like A Man Too" TRAILER
- Ashanti Gets BRAVE(HEART) About Nelly, Critics, & PETA At NYC Listening Party (Exclusive Interview!)
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 08:58 AM PST
NEWSWEEK busted out with bombshell accusations recently. The publication interviewed women who accused Bill Cosby of physical and emotional abuse during a 2004 civil lawsuit that was quietly settled out of court. Read accounts of the alleged abuse inside....
In two explosive interviews published by Newsweek, Barbara Bowman, a 46-year-old artist, and Tamara Green, a former trial attorney, both recount tales of sexual assault at the hands of Bill Cosby.
Both partcipated in a civil lawsuit in 2004 (quietly settled in 2006) that has become of public interest due to the attention brought by Woody Allen (who's accused of molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow). You may never look at Mr. Jello Pudding Pops the same.....
Newsweek made a special point to include that Barbara and Tamara joined the 2004 lawsuit after hearing about it on television and had nothing to gain financially because the statute of limitations had expired. Here are the shocking highlights from both interviews that reveal alleged druggings and abuse.
From Barbara Bowman (she says the assault took place in the 80s):
Also, there's Tamara Green, a former trial attorney now living in Southern California who says Bill assaulted her in the 1970s; after she came forward in 2005, she says her confession was a “career-ender":
1. Former NFL baller Darren Sharper has just been formally charged on two counts of rape...and many other criminal charges. SMH. STORY
Photo via Getty Images
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 08:13 AM PST
Academy Award winner Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington return to the big screen in the explosive family drama "Blackbird". Watch the trailer insiide...
Looks like Mo'Nique is finally getting back to her calling...which is not acting as host of "Love & Hip Hop" reunion shows.
She's starring in "Blackbird", a film by Patrick-Ian Polk, which debuts next week at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles. It tells the story of a talented teenage singer struggling with religion and sexuality in a small Southern Baptist town.
Here's an official synopsis:
The film brings together Academy Award winner Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington (who both serve are producers), Terrell Tilford, Gary L. Gray, Kevin Allesee, Torrey Laamar, Nikki Jane and D. Woods.
The film was shot on location in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It will make its World Premiere as the Closing Night film at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), screening twice on Sunday, February 16 at 6pm and again at 7pm.
You feelin' it?
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 07:17 AM PST
Mya is making a move on the music scene again with a brand new EP just in time for Valentine's Day. Check out a sampler of With Love inside, plus NBA analyst Chris Webber's directorial debut for his little brother's music video...
Mya is back y'all. She is releasing a 4 song Valentine gift for her fans today (available now on all digital retails). Not sure what she's been up to the last few years other than working out and looking cute, but if you're a Mya fan, she's back with some new music.
The V-Day Mya bundle is titled With Love and is a laid back collection of four grown & sexy tracks. She has a thing about keeping it simple....in many ways...so that's the vibe we're getting from this one.
The EP is an independent release on Mya's Planet 9 label via InGrooves, and is just a cutesy Valentine's Day gift from Mya to her fans. Peep a teaser of "House Party" below:
And here's the full album sampler in case you wanna listen. We're told she's in the process of recording her 8th studio album. 8th? Oh.
Before Chris Webber jetted down to New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend kicking off today, he directed his little brother's music video. Looks like the retired NBA star turned sports analyst is dipping into the music & media world.
He and director/producer Peter Gilbert recently formed a new film production company, Webber Productions, that will "produce a line of films and documentaries that will focus on the various complex issues surrounding the intersection of sports, culture and society."
And it seems Chris wants to add music videos to that description. And his little brother, singer David Ranier, is his guinea pig. David's debut single "Yeah" just got the video treatment today, thanks to his big bro directing. Check out Chris' work below:
You feelin' it?
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 06:29 AM PST
We're all about lovers today. And newlyweds Chrissy Teigen & John Legend have lots to celebrate other than their first Valentine's Day as a married couple....
Mrs. John Legend is officially a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl. The SI model joined the club that only a few models hold a membership into, and the big reveal went down late last night outside of "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
For the iconic 50th Anniversary edition, Chrissy and her tight & toned bikini bod join models Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge as the mag salutes legends of the past present and future. Even Barbie has her own advertorial mini-mag inside (which is actually stirring up a bit of controversy about little girls' toys being sexualized in a men's magazine).
Chrissy's singer husband John Legend wished her all the congrats saying: "So proud of my beautiful wife @chrissyteigen!!! 50th Anniversary SI Cover Girl!!!"
By the way, he performed "All Of Me", his song he wrote for Chrissy, at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary party last month. We're sure that helped lobby her for that cover spot.
And speaking of John, he was in the Valentine's mood this morning as he hit "Good Morning America" to serenade the couple who won the opportunity to get married on the show. Check out their first dance below:
Happy Valentine's Day all!
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 04:53 PM PST
We all know Mariah is the queen of pretty much any holiday. So now that Valentine's Day is here, she's front and center at the Empire State Building to host three couples who won the opportunity to marry there.
Peep her and that fur inside, plus Beyonce's sweet Valentine's Day gift from Mr. Carter...
Nobody does a Holiday like MiMi. So she braved the serious snowstorm in NYC today to trek it to the top of the Empire State Building...in a tight white dress and fur...to celebrate three couples who were chosen to wed at the iconic building on Valentine’s Day.
Mimi possibly had wedding flashbacks of her own in this outfit as she headed to the Empire State Building’s 20th Annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Event. Especially since her own love story began when now-husband Nick Cannon proposed to her using the Empire State Building’s lights when they were lit in her signature colors of pink and lavender.
And today, she was on hand to three new love stories with the winning couples and “flipped the switch” to light up her favorite building.
And in case you missed it, Mariah’s new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” is all about Valentine love.
Speaking of Valentine's love, Jay Z reportedly got a sweet gift full of silver and gold for his wife of six years. People reports Beyonce's stylist Ty Hunter was secretly sent by Jay Z to Tacori to cop the "Promise" bracelets. The $2390 heart, lock and key jewelry seems to have some significance for the mother of his baby girl Blue.
The website describes it as:
And the gift is no longer secret since reportedly, no one can keep a secret from the Mrs. So she was given her V-Day gift early. $2390 may be chump change for these two....but the sentiment is sweet. Awww.
Photos: Bey's Tumblr/Tacoria/Splash/Mariah's IG
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 03:44 PM PST
Rapper Fabolous is no longer scared to show he's a taken man. He's been snapping pics left and right these days with long time girlfriend, former "Love & Hip Hop" star Emily B. And last night was no exception as the twosome and their usual friends celebrated Em's birthday at PYNK Magazine's NYFW dinner.
Last night, curvalicious chick Emily B. was the guest of honor at PYNK Mag's Birthday Edition dinner at Bryant Park Grill. She rocked a sexy black lace dress exposing only a bandeau and hotpants to show off that body. And her homies Meeka Claxton and Mecca Moore (owners of PYNK) made sure she had a fabulous...or Fabolous...birthday.
Em's long time bestie Adrienne Bailon was there at the True Indian Hair, Ultra Sheen Supreme and Dusse sponsored dinner looking hot.
And Em's fellow stylist chick Misa Hylton was there to celebrate as well. Are we feeling this look?
Looks like fab times.
And for her birthday, she was also spotted doing some major shopping at Bergdorf Goodman. And stopped to snap pics with a fan:
Happy birthday Emily!
1. Aisha Tyler busted her ass while walking out on yesterday's episode of "The Talk". She's OK! STORY
Photos: @beanzofsfpl's IG, Adrienne's IG, Splash, PYNK
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 02:35 PM PST
Omarion has released the first single from his upcoming album SEX PLAYLIST. Listen to "You Like It" inside.....
Omarion, shown below with his girlfriend singer/songwriter Apryl Jones, is back with a new single called "You Like It." It's the first release from his upcoming Maybach Music Group album Sex Playlist. The song samples Debarge's "I Like It" and is about about giving good sex.
And f you're wondering why Maybach O looks a little different, he's grown a full beard and some folks on Black social media have called him out, saying it's fake! We checked his Instagram....it's real. Oh, and he and his new girlfriend are pretty cute while boo'd up all the time.
Listen to "You Like It":
Watch the Sex Playlist trailer.....
Photo via Omarion's Instagram
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 01:01 PM PST
Lupita Nyong'o appeared on Piers Morgan with director Steve Queen recently, and graces the cover of BACKSTAGE. See pics inside and watch what T.I. said about Justin Bieber on Arsenio......
Piers Morgan tweeted a pic of Academy Award nominees Lupita Nyongg'o and director Steve McQueen who stopped by is CNN show talk about their work in 12 Years A Slave and it's cultural impact. Steve said Lupita was as striking as young Grace Jones and has a certain charisma. In the clip above, she describes how she felt when she got the role of Patsey.
Lupita covers the latest issue of BACKSTAGE Magazine. And we're loving the cute effect.
In the article, she talks about landing her breakthrough role in 12 Year A Slave and auditioning for Steve.
When asked how she moved from her role in 12 Years to her current feature, Non-Stop, she said,
T.I. sat down with Arsenio Hall and revealed that he's offered some words of advice to Justin Bieber about the entrapments of celebrity and becoming a man.
We wonder if that also applies to his marriage to Tiny. Totally wish Arsenio would have asked that ish......
Photos via Piers Morgan Twitter/Matt Doyle/Backstage/Arsenio/Warner Bros/Paramount
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 11:39 AM PST
She's already pissing people off about the gun usage in her latest video for "Lookin Ass N*gga". And now, Nicki Minaj's single cover is causing even more panties to twist in a wad.
Check it inside, plus details about Terrell Owens' estranged wife....
Because the fact that it's Black History Month...or just the simple fact this was tasteless...wasn't enough, Nicki Minaj went and released this single cover for her new single "Lookin Ass N*gga".
The cover, for the song which will appear on the Young Money: Rise of an Empire compilation album and Nicki's The Pink Print album, features an iconic photo of Malcolm X from 1964 when he was defending his family from murderous racists and the like. But she used the photo, with her name and song title super imposed, in the context of a man peeping & looking...when it comes to her sexuality.
So, people are pissed. We've seen a bevy of tweets and articles blasting her about referencing a man who literally died for his cause, rights & beliefs...for her shallow sex-driven message.
The folks at For Harriet said, “The image is a musician’s equivalent of using MLK’s portrait for party flyers.”
And the people at Hip-Hop Wired stated, "Say what you will about his days as Detroit Red hustling on the streets of Harlem, there is nothing N-word like about Malcolm X. To equate a man that literally died for his cause — the advancement of human rights for people of color — is just wrong on multiple levels."
*UPDATE* Nicki has responded to the ishstorm she created by saying she and Malcolm were BOTH looking at "N*ggas". And she only posted the pic to start convo, it's not official.
In other news today, there's been a development in the Terrell Owens/Rachel Snider odd marriage & divorce. According to reports, Rachel has been hospitalized since this past weekend after an apparent attempted suicide.
We've been saying something seems off about this entire situation. But this is extreme.
While Rachel claimed on Twitter she's "suffering form a broken heart" after their two week marriage, TMZ claims her condition is very serious and she's still in the hospital's care. But she hasn't stopped tweeting it seems...
What's REALLY going on?
1. More back story has come out in the Jimmy Henchman trial. STORY
2. Tyson Beckford's nephew has been named as the alleged driver of the stolen truck that rammed into a bus in NYC yesterday. STORY
Photos: Rachel's Twitter/MyPinkFriday.com
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 10:27 AM PST
Yes Gawwwd at these YBF chicks and their bangin' bikini bods taking over the brand new "Think Like A Man Too" trailer. The sequel we've been waiting for is coming to a theatre near you soon. Watch the first look inside.....
Think Like A Man Too, the sequel to the multi-million dollar original hit film Think Like A Man, is heading to theaters (and Vegas) for a bachelor/bachelorette party...and we have the first bikini-friendly hilarious trailer for you.
Remember all the fun the cast seemed to be having on set last summer? Well, the movie looks just as fab.
Producer Will Packer and director Tim Story are back with the battle of the sexes style sequel. Will told Shadow & Act, "We're excited to follow these beloved characters into the next chapter. The first movie was about our couples coming together. This one is a fun romp which explores whether these relationships can survive against the backdrop of Vegas."
Check out the shenanigans of Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, and Lala Anthony above.
The perfect summer flick hits theatres on June 20, 2014........Get excited! We can't wait!
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 09:15 AM PST
She may not have dropped a studio album since 2008, but the people (us included) still give a damn about what Ashanti's doing. And she's grateful for it. Check out pics and TheYBF.com's chit chat with the "I Got It" singer about Nelly and more from her listening party in NYC...
Last night at Jungle City Studios, which is owned by Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Ashanti played her BRAVEHEART album--and sang along a bit--during an intimate listening session. TheYBF.com was on hand to see if she's still got it. And if you're an Ashanti fan, you probably won't be disappointed.
Since she's nursing a hairline fracture in her ankle after falling down in a club during the Holidays (that explains that Swarovski cystal pimp cane she's been toting around!), full length pics weren't allowed. But you get the gist of her cute look nonetheless. With her Momager Tina Douglas and little sis Shia on deck as usual, Ashanti gave the room a listen to her first album in six years (due out March 4th).
Afterwards, YBF Correspondent Shirley Vernae chatted with actress/singer about how Nelly plays into her life right now (via her music) and more.
On the struggle to remain relevant
On her rumored break-ups to makeups with rapper Nelly
On turning down major label offers and going independent
On those major furs she and Diddy (and Nelly) were rocking Super Bowl weekend
Check out the full video interview and more pics below:
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