- VIDEO PREMIERE: "Because Of Them, We Can" Campaign Salutes Janelle Monae For Black History Month
- NEWS: Jordan Davis' Parents Speak Out, Vow To Fight "Stand You Ground Laws" + JUROR Speaks Out
- Pregnant Lil Kim Drops "Haterz" Track + Kelis' Saucy "Jerk Ribs" Video
- MORE DRAMA: NeNe Apologizes For That Awkward Speech + Saving Our Daughters Received ZERO Dollars From Kenya's Charity Event!
- Rihanna Gives Up The Goods On Her Weaves, Style Game & More For VOGUE March 2014 Issue
- BIKINI BABES: Skylar Diggins & Chanel Iman Show Off Their Bods For SI Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Issue
- LeBron James Answers The Critics, Tells GQ He's HAPPY He's "Changed" As A Grown & Married Man
- How Jay Z & Tom Ford Flipped The 'Knock Off' Fashion Game -- Peep The Fall 2014 TOM FORD Sequined Jersey Dress
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:53 AM PST
You've likely seen the viral pics over the last year from the Because Of Them, We Can Campaign, headed by mom of two Eunique Jones, where absolutely adorable black children from all over the country portray the most amazing YBF icons and celebs.
In honor of Black History Month, we're premiering the Because of Them, We Can campaign's new "Janelle Monae" video, which is part of the new video component of the movement. Check out the cuteness inside....
About the adorable Janelle Monae salute, Eunique said, "I wanted to bring the photos to life and showcase how some of the individuals who we've covered over the last year have set examples that still have relevant applications for us today."
She continued, "I chose to feature Janelle Monáe because she is a present day example of what it means to be comfortable in your own skin. Janelle is uncompromisingly unique and shows that you don't have to conform or change who you are in order to make other comfortable. We need more role models like her and I don't believe that an individual should always have to be deceased or old to honor and recognize the contributions they're making that push others forward. Just look at how she inspired these little dancers! And they aren't even teenagers yet."
So after having inspirational "Primetime" singer Janelle in the 2013 picture campaign, the video treatment is below:
About the campaign, as told by Eunique Jones herself:
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:18 AM PST
The parents of slain unarmed teen Jordan Davis appeared on GMA this morning, for the first time since the mistrial ruling, where they vowed to fight stand your ground laws and seek justice for their son. Watch the video inside....
Lucia McBath and Ronald Davis, the parents of Jordan Davis, appeared on GMA this morning where they spoke about the Michael Dunn verdict, saying they understood that the jury had a difficult task before them. Ronald also vowed to change "Stand Your Ground" laws in Florida. Ronald blamed the mistrial on the confusing Stand Your Ground instructions given to the jury. He also stated, "God is the ultimate justice" and their family is praying for Michael Dunn.
Lucia closed out the interview by saying the true "justice" for Jordan would be having the Stand Your Ground laws changed.
"Valerie", one of the jurors from the Jordan Davis trial, spoke to Nightline, revealing that the group knew within the first hour that they would be unable to reach a unanimous decision. For the first vote, it ended up being 9 in favor of a guilty verdict, and 3 in favor of a not guilty verdict. In a second vote after over nearly 30 hours of deliberations, the vote became 9-3.
She also said she hopes Jordan's parents do not feel they did a complete disservice in justice with this case, as Michael Dunn was convicted of attempted murder of the others in the car, and other charges.
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Posted: 18 Feb 2014 04:29 PM PST
Kelis is serving up "Jerk Ribs" in her brand new saucy video. Check it inside, plus Lil Kim's new song "Haterz"....
Lil Kim may be a mom-to-be to a baby boy on the way, but she's still ready to bust out some bars every now and then. Fresh off her upcoming Hard Core mixtape that continues to get pushed back, her track called "Haterz" featuring B Ford has hit the net.
Check out the hard core lyrics below, and decide if she's still got it:
Kelis is bringing her certified Le Cordon Bleu training to her music. Fresh off her upcoming album aptly titled, Food, Nas' ex-wife is still giving us the eclectic yet fresh sound and look we crave in a sea of industry folks who copy each other.
About her lead single, "Jerk Ribs", Kelis told TIME:
And now, the saucy upbeat Caribbean inspired track got the video treatment. Check it below:
By the way, Kelis will be flossing her real life chef skills on The Cooking Channel on her own show, "Saucy & Sweet," premiering February 28th. Food hits the table April 22nd.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 03:17 PM PST
Just when we thought that charity gala from hell was behind us, NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore have stirred up more drama today. Deets inside...
After NeNe snatched that mic from Kenya after feeling set up at her "charity gala" that was supposed to be in NeNe's honor, Mrs. Leakes is now apologizing for her actions. But she stands by her claims that Kenya did this gala for attention, and had no intentions of it having real meaning to anyone involved.
NeNe posted the blog below where she spills all about the subject, and apologizes as well:
We have a few guesses about who she's talking about toward the end. Do you?
As for Kenya saying the charity gala would benefit Saving Our Daughters, who NeNe works closely with, the organization is calling B.S. In the nicest most respectable way, of course. They say they never received any of the "thousands of dollars" Kenya said the event raised. And the set-up of the event was shaky throughout--changing PR hands and more.
In a statement today, S.O.D.'s Founder and CEO Curtis Benjamin says:
Womps. We'll await Kenya's explanation....
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 02:29 PM PST
You've seen the sneak peek, now get VOGUE's inside cover story on your favorite I-Make-Ratchet-Look-Sexy chick Rihanna from the March 2014 issue....
Now that Rihanna's full VOGUE cover story is out, there's a few new things we've learned about the 25-going-on-26-year-old. If that's possible. While going from tomboy to utterly sexy to high fashion all in one swoop in her new cover spread, Ri dishes on fashion, weave, and more. Oh, all while zooming around NYC playing a bossy (but super fun) stylist...for the VOGUE writer herself.
She's guarded about her weave, but will reveal it anyway
It's not that her 6 inch $6,000 heels don't hurt her, she just knows how to play it off better than most
She's about that Claire's life, like many of us
She says she never expected fame--and yes, she did actually practice singing
Her tomboy/rebel fashion persona is the real her
Her disdain for undergarments is real
Her obsession with Instagram is actually just her communicative nature
She knows her fashion game is a huge factor making her the star she is
Check out the full cover story at VOGUE, where she's ordering her assistants to fetch her makeup from the MAC store, reading & styling the VOGUE writer effortlessly, and more.
Photos: David Sims/VOGUE
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 12:58 PM PST
Now that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Edition is out, we've spotted Chanel Iman and WNBA Skylar Diggins flossing their bods for the iconic mag.
Check out their pics inside...
In SI's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue, model Chanel Iman is keeping it effortlessly sexy...while playing with some lemurs:
Hot. We're sure her boyfriend A$AP Rocky is loving it.
And the athletes weren't left out:
WNBA star Skylar Diggins is putting her toned bod on display. And she's fulfilling the crushes of sports lovers everywhere.
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Posted: 18 Feb 2014 11:24 AM PST
LeBron James may have just as many haters as he does fans, and he's well aware. Check out the Miami Heat star's take on his critics, why he's just fine with being a "changed man"...much in part thanks to his wife, kids and maturity....and more....
As the March 2014 cover guy of GQ, rocking Armani and Tom Ford suits with Nike sneakers, Bron Bron is talking a whole lot more than usual. And he's definitely in a good place, not just in his FAT mansion in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Here are the highlights from the just released cover story:
On not being selfish (despite his critics saying otherwise)
On why he's proud that he's changed, like haters criticize him for doing
On thanking his father for NOT being around
On what he learned from all the controversy he caused with The Decision
On why people like Miley don't need to be attention grabbers
Check out the full interview HERE where his wife Savannah checks their two kids in an old-school mommy moment. And more pics from the shoot HERE. And in case you missed our NBA All-Star 2014 coverage, check it HERE.
Fashion worthy BTS footage is below, shot by Terry Richardson:
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2. Michelle Rodriguez Confirms She's Dating Cara Delevingne STORY
3. In news we didn't ever want to know, Barbara Walters admits she has a vibrator, that she named SELFIE! STORY
4. Don Cheadle's "House of Lies" gets renewed for another season! STORY
Photos: Terry Richardson/GQ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 09:56 AM PST
Remember Jay Z's black and white Magna Carta Holy Grail tour jersey that read TOM FORD in big letters with the number 61 (a nod to designer Tom Ford's birth year)? Well, Mr. Ford himself has taken that knock off of sorts...and knocked it off himself to the tune of $6,500.
Check it inside...
During the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week on Monday, designer Tom Ford debuted a sequined jersey dress--in both black and orange--with his name across the front, the number 61, and Molly crossed out at the bottom.
If it looks familiar, that's because Jay Z rocked this design in a jersey t-shirt version as one of his MCHG tour tees. And it was in reference to his "Tom Ford" track that denounces the drug Molly....but sings all the praises of the American designer.
Jay's jersey was created by BBP (Black Boy Place), a French brand founded in 2010. The tee was not done by designer Tom Ford, even though his likeness is represented. The company sells that tee and many others (many in relation to Jay Z's MCGH references) for $65. But it looks like Mr. Ford is getting in on the knock-off game that his brand is already involved in.
He told The Associated Press, "I just took the knock off from online, and knocked it off."
Then he told Style.com just how he did it:
That article continued:
Can't even be mad at that. We hear from unconfirmed sources that Tom Ford tapped BBP to help him create his version of the sequined football jersey dress. And the French company is now working on 600 pieces in honor of Justin Timberlake's "20/20 World Experience Tour."
By the way, remember Betty Adewole, the new face of TOM FORD Beauty we told you about last month? She also walked in yesterday's show looking gorgeous.
Photos: KodakLens' Instagram/Style.com
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