- R. Kelly & Andrea Kelly's Youngest Child Reveals Transgender Journey, Says "“I Believe I Am A Boy" + Gets Support From Mom, No Word From Dad
- LaLa Anthony, Michael Ealy & Will Packer Chop It Up At Miami 'TLAM 2' Screening + They Give Us Their Dating Rules & More!
- HAPPY MOM: Kerry Washington Appears In FIRST Post-Baby Interview, Feels "Really Blessed"
- OH BABY: Kelly Rowland Announces Pregnancy...With Instagram Pic!
- YBF KIDS: Ice Cube's Son O'Shea Jackson Jr. CONFIRMED To Play Him In N.W.A. Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ + "The Real" RELEASES New TV Promos
- TV FAB: LIFETIME Reveals New Docu-Series “BAPS” Trailer + Kerry Washington Will Make Her FIRST Post Baby TV Appearance At The 2014 BET Awards
- SPEAK ON IT: Is A TIME Magazine Journalist Trying To RAIN On Audra McDonald’s HISTORICAL Shine?
- DEADBEAT DADS: Stevie J BUSTED In Atlanta For OWING $1 Million In BACK CHILD SUPPORT!
- STEAK NIGHT: Ne-Yo & Mystery Woman, Amber Rose And Gilbert Arenas & Laura Govan DINE OUT At BOA
- FAMILY DRAMA: T.I.’s Mother PLEADS With Tiny To Have A SERIOUS Talk With Her Son…On INSTAGRAM! + Master P LOSES Custody Of His Kids, Claims He Wasn’t Aware Of Court Date
- POWER COUPLE: Magic & Cookie Johnson Talk Almost Separating, Reconnecting & Donald Sterling For The Cover Of EBONY Magazine
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 09:15 AM PDT
Jaya (Jay) Kelly, the youngest child of R. Kelly and reality star Andrea Kelly, has come out as transgender and is making the transition from female to male. See what Jay says about his journey and his mom's support inside...
Jay Kelly, the youngest child of Hollywood Exes star Andrea Kelly and ex-husband R. Kelly, is speaking out about plans to transition from female to male. Born 13 years ago as Jaya Kelly, Jay (on Instagram as @mi_ylno_namuh) talks about his journey and transition on Ask.fm where he answers questions from anonymous users.
From his answers, we've learned that he's identified as a boy since he was 6 or 7, his mom Andrea is VERY supportive, his big sister shows him love and support by calling him "handsome". But (as of 3-months ago), R. Kelly is unaware of his child's new identity, according to In Touch Weekly. Also, he still has "female" organs and wears a chest binder, but plans to take testosterone and have gender reassignment surgery.
Kudos to Jay Kelly on being brave. Now.....is R. Kelly too busy searching for Black Panties to reach out to his child? We'd like to know....
Photos via Jay Kelly's Instagram
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 08:11 AM PDT
Michael Ealy, LaLa Anthony and Will Packer were on the move once again yesterday and jetted to Miami for a special screening of Think Like A Man 2. TheYBF.com was on the scene, and we've got pics and our chitchats with the stars inside...
Last night at the REGAL South Beach, TheYBF.com mixed it up with stars from the Think Like A Man Too flick at the screening.
LaLa, rocking a sexy nude 5th & Mercer dress, dished on aiming for movie stardom. Especially since she seems to play everybody's best friend in plenty of new shows and movies, from Baggage Claim to "Power" to TLAM. She dished to us on the carpet:
And about whether her own Love Playbook conflicts with author Steve Harvey's rules in the TLAM series, LaLa tells us:
Hottie Michael Ealy showed up looking all kinds of good. And yes ladies, the married man knows how important it is to understand the opposite sex. We can help you understand Michael.....
(Stay tuned for that interview!)
Producer Will Packer, who is about to make TLAM 2 his third box office hit of the year, revealed to our Miami Correspondent Adrienne just how he does it:
Will hit the scene with his two daughters Maya and Nija Packer (from a previous marriage) and their friends.
And Sybrina Fulton, mom of Trayvon Martin and activist, was also there to support the film.
Cutie Mack Wilds gave us what makes for a good date...and a bad one. You know, from a man's point of view.
But a good one:
And his take on Steve Harvey giving out "secrets" to the game:
Look who else showed up:
Janice Combs. Mama Combs even told us to let her fix her wig before we snapped a pic.
NFL free agent Bryant McKinnie brought his girlfriend on the carpet.
DJ Irie and legendary MLB baller Gary Sheffield came out for the event.
TLAM2 comes out June 20th!
Photos: ExclusiveAccess.net/DJ Apollon for TheYBF.com
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 06:35 AM PDT
Kerry Washington sat for her first interview since giving birth to daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha where she described herself as "really blessed." Watch it inside........
Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington is famously private about her personal life (she both married and gave birth under the radar), but a rare peek behind the curtain happened during her first post-birth interview with the LA Times.
The fabulous Kerry sat down to talk about Olivia Pope and her "perfect imperfections", but a clever Twitter user enticed the "Scandal" star into sharing her feelings about mommyhood and her daughter Isabelle.
A fan asked, "Now that you're a mom will it be bittersweet to go back to work?"
Kerry revealed, "So tricky because you know I don't talk about this stuff...But I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel really blessed that I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life."
Congrats to Kerry and her husband Nnamdi. Oh.....and thanks for sharing.
Watch the interview here:
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 04:59 PM PDT
Looks like Blue Ivy will soon have a new play mate. Kelly Rowland just announced she and her husband Tim Witherspoon are pregnant. Check out the cute reveal inside...
After secretly tying the knot in an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica last month, Kelly Rowland and her manager-turned-husband Tim Witherspoon are now pregnant with child!
The singer definitely had that pregnancy “glow” at 2014 American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala last month. And we mentioned she was possibly hiding a bump under that blousy shirt she rocked to last night's TLAM 2 premiere.
In a cute Instagram post, Kelly snapped a pic of two pairs of Jordans...one adult pair and one baby pair with the caption, "I'll be stuntin like my daddy....."
We’re sort of shocked Kelly took to her IG to announce that she’s with child since she has been secretive about her relationship with her now husband. And it seems the announcement is legit because her good friend/celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz congratulated the expectant mother and her hubby on their arrival. And her bestie/business partner, celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins, also posted a congrats message.
She's going to be a gorgeous mommy-to-be! Congrats to the couple!
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 04:14 PM PDT
Ice Cube's son has been cast to play him in the new Ice Cube/Dr. Dre-produced NWA bio-pic. Get the casting deets inside and see the new promos for "The Real"....
Filming is set to begin on "Straight Outta Compton", a biopic that chronicles the rise of controversial gangsta rap group NWA. Directed by famed Friday director F. Gary Gray, the film will be produced by original NWA members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright.
According to The Wrap, Ice Cube lobbied executives at Universal executives to hire O'Shea - despite his lack of acting experience...but young Cube still went through the audition progress. And it seems like he nailed it! TLAM2 director Will Packer and Cube Vision's Matt Alvarez are also producing the project. We love it already. Ain't nothing wrong with a little bit of nepotism in Black Hollywood....
And are you ready for "The Real"? Hosts Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon will have their full season debut on Monday, September 15th on the Fox Television Stations and in national syndication and we've got their promos.
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Posted: 10 Jun 2014 02:03 PM PDT
We told you about the new docu-series highlighting some of St. Louis’ most privileged and affluent African-Americans. And now the trailer and official premiere date has been released. Peep the trailer and get the deets on Kerry Washington’s post-baby return to television inside…
Seems this summer will be offering an array of shows to keep us entertained as we try to keep cool inside. A new docu-series is coming to LIFETIME titled “BAPs” to help balance the continued ratchetness we see on every other reality television series.
Debuting July 23rd at 10PM EST, "BAPs" pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and cultured group of African-American friends from St. Louis who are self-proclaimed Black American Princesses and Princes. Following lifelong friends who are educated and sophisticated, each episode will give us a peek into their affluent lifestyles and social circles.
The press release reads:
Check the trailer below:
Mark your calendars. “BAPs” will premiere on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10PM EST on LIFETIME.
Also coming to television…
Kerry Washington (above glowing at the 2014 Oscar Awards) will be making her very first post-baby debut as a presenter at the 2014 BET Awards. The "Scandal" star likes to keep her personal life extra private so we have yet to see what the new mommy or the baby looks like these days.
You’ll recall we didn’t even learn about her giving birth to her baby girl Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha until TWO weeks after she entered the world. Isabelle was reportedly born on April 21st at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. And she also went under everyone's radar secretly marrying retired NFL baller Nnamdi Asomugha in Idaho last June. Chick clearly learned a thing or two from OPA.
Along with Kerry, Robin Thicke is set to perform a brand new track and we will also be entertained with performances by Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie.
Hosted by funny man Chris Rock, the 2014 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8PM EST from the Nokia Theatre L.A.
Photos: Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Getty
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 01:28 PM PDT
Broadway starlet Audra McDonald made history recently after taking home her record-breaking SIXTH Tony Award in acting. But of course, someone has to rain on her historical feat. Find out what one very opinionated mother had to nick-pick about when you go inside…
Clearly defying the odds with winning SIX Tony Awards in acting, Audra McDonald nabbed a spot in history for her hard work and dedication to her craft. A major accomplishment to be very proud of since no one else has copped six Tonys for acting, and won in each category.
But…as we all know there has to be at least ONE person to pick apart every little detail and twist it to make it seem like something...else.
While giving her tearful Tony Award acceptance speech for winning the leading actress award for her performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Audra started with thanking her parents (her father is deceased) for everything they have done to get her to where she is today...including NOT medicating her for hyperactivity.
TIME magazine writer Belinda Luscombe wrote an open letter to Audra, picking apart her opening to her speech from a mother’s point-of-view who DOES medicate their hyperactive child. In the letter she said,
The leading Broadway darling didn't seem to be advising parents to NOT medicate their children (if that’s what works for them), but merely explained what worked for her and her family. But we all know how much of a hot button issue this is amongst the parenting world.
Some facts we dug up on Audra show she (like any other human being) has been through many obstacles and persevered to get to her history making moment.
In a new interview with NewYork.com, she opened up about the one time she tried to take her own life saying, “As I mentioned in my interview with (CBS Sunday Morning’s) Mo Rocca, it is not something I am ashamed of or proud of. It is just a part of who I am. I’m really open about talking about that experience because it’s in my closet. If I pull it out and say ‘That was what happened’ no one can shock me with it later.”
And a fun fact we learned about Audra is that her A Raisin In The Sun co-star Diddy would start every show by giving her a kiss on her cheek. She revealed, “Sean is such a gentleman and I always felt comfortable with him. We actually had a ritual before the start of every show. Sean would kiss me on the cheek before the start of every performance [of 2004’s A Raisin in the Sun]. He did it every night until the show closed.”
How sweet. Check out more about the fab chick HERE.
And check out the opening to Audra’s 2014 Tony Award acceptance speech below:
So we have to ask...after hearing Audra's speech and reading a mother’s response about medicating children with hyperactivity, do you think the journalist was trying to dampen her historical shine? Or do you agree?
SPEAK ON IT!
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 12:10 PM PDT
"LAHH ATL" star Stevie J was arrested in Georgia because of the $1 Million he owes in child support. Watch Sleaz-O do the perp walk inside.....
Thanks to all of the "fronting" he does on reality tv (fancy cars, McMansions, expensive parties) Stevie J's "other" reality caught up with him recently when cops cuffed him at his mansion in Atlanta.
The LAHH ATL star was busted because he owes over a million dollars in child support! According to reports, TMZ says Stevie was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend, former record executive Carol Antoinette Bennett (whom he shares two children with) $6,600 a month in child support back in 1999.
As he continued to makes millions for Sean "Diddy Combs (Stevie was one of Bad Boy's top producers) and others, his support was raised to $8500K/month. But.....everything dried up in 2001 and he stopped paying. Now, the "Honey" producer owes a whopping $1,107,412!
He was just arrested at home in Georgia and locked up. Although he's expected to post bail soon....he'll still face criminal charges in NYC.
Watch the perp walk below:
Photo: Stevie's IG
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 11:00 AM PDT
Filet Mignon and baked potatoes were in high demand last night as Black Hollywood descended on BOA. See Amber Rose, Ne-Yo and his date and others at the LA eatery inside....
The T-Bones at BOA must be delicious.....because plenty of folks were out getting a piece last night! Or...maybe it's the wanted attention from the paparazzi that know is ALWAYS outside the restaurant.
Ne-Yo, who recently released "Money Can't Buy" from his upcoming disc Non-Fiction, was spotted out with a mystery chick.
While his former fiancee Monyetta Shaw is filming "Atlanta Exes", Ne-Yo is busy working with a current chick. Well aren't they cute...matching red looks. Or something.
And the "current" situation seems just like his type...
Mama Rose left Baby Bash at home so she could step out to get some camera action and some dinner.
Akon, who's on Raekwon's new "Call of Duty" single, stepped out in his Adidas. Like, the whole track suit and shoes.
Gilbert Arenas and Laura Govan stepped out hand-in-hand after the TLAM 2 premiere. Is Laura's love of fashion rubbing off on her man and those Givenchy sneakers? Looks like it...
Photos via Devone Byrd, PacificCoastNews
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 10:05 AM PDT
The drama continues in the Harris and Miller households! T.I.’s mom has hopped in the middle of her son and his wife Tiny’s marital issues. And guess how she reached out to Tiny? On Instagram, of course!
Also, Master P recently lost custody of his children with his estranged wife Sonya Miller! Get the latest on all the family drama inside…
Seems the “Family Hustle” has turned into the “Family Spectacle” after the Harris family marital issues have been blasted all over social media. The Kang of the South and his wife have been going back and forth on social media over the past few months, airing out all of their dirty laundry.
Guess T.I.’s mom Violeta Morgan felt it was time for her to speak up for her son regarding their issues. So she did...on Instagram. Sighs...
Tiny has been doing her solo thing recently. Memorial Day weekend she was partying it up in L.A. with Floyd Mayweather, which (allegedly) resulted in Tip confronting the boxing champ and an all out brawl breaking out.
And over the weekend, Tiny hit up Atlanta’s Buckhead Bottle Bar with her girlfriends Toya Wright and Tamar Braxton, posting IG pics of them having a good time. Tip’s mom stepped in…but probably not in the best way.
Under a pic of Tiny posing it up with Toya and Tamar (above), Tip’s mom left the comment, “Tameka you look happy with your friends, but nothing,absolutely nothing can replace the feeling of being happy with your man! Please have a serious talk with Tip?”
We agree with Mama Tip...but did she have to post this to her Instagram? She couldn't pick up the phone and give Tiny a call or shoot her a text? Damn.
And Mama Tip didn't stop there. She also clapped back at fans who commented on her no longer wearing her wedding ring:
She posted, "Just because you don't see a ring doesn't mean that there is no commitment!"
Hmm...Tiny hasn't been wearing her ring in public much at all. Back in March, when asked about her ring when she was on the "Wendy Williams Show" she claimed she wasn't wearing it because she jammed her finger and couldn't fit it. Finger still jammed? Hmm...
We really hope these two can work out their issues whether they decide to stay together or not. But we hope they work it out somehow...OFF social media.
And in the Miller household...
Master P’s estranged wife came out in winner in the latest custody battle of their four children. Apparently, Sonya was granted sole physical and legal custody of 17-year-old Tytyana, 14-year-old Italy, 13-year-old Hercy, and 9-year-old Mercy because P didn’t show up for court!
Daddy Miller has to pay a hefty fine for being a no-show. According to TMZ, he was ordered to pay Sonya’s $75,000 legal bill which included sanctions for him not appearing in court. Damn!
But wait…P said he was never summoned to court and that’s the reason he was a no-show.
In a statement released by P, he said he was at his daughter’s school at the time of the hearing and had no clue they had a court date. He claims Sonya is an unfit mother and is only concerned about herself and if anything happens to his children while in her care, he's taking legal action.
You’ll recall, P is currently shopping around a new reality show featuring his family tentatively titled, “The Miller Dynasty.” With all the drama surrounding his nasty divorce to his estranged wife, her alleged drug abuse and welfare claims, it will probably get picked up a lot sooner than later.
Photos: INF/Splash/T.I.’s Mom IG/Tiny’s IG
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 09:22 AM PDT
Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson are keeping it 100 when it comes to their past marital woes. Check out the couple, who's now 22-years-strong, covering the July 2014 issue of EBONY magazine, and what they had to say about keeping their marriage together...and that damn Donald Sterling.
Power couple Magic and Cookie Johnson are on the cover of EBONY magazine as they exclusively discuss weathering the storm around the recent controversy concerning Donald Sterling, their business endeavors, how they keep their love going as empty nesters and living life with HIV.
L.A. Dodgers part-owner Magic said about the media frenzy surrounding Sterling’s remarks:
And so are we.
The Johnsons have been married for 22 years and dated 14 years prior (wow!), so they're a couple with proven longevity. So how are they making their love last? The two kept it 100 aout the ups and downs, and almost ending it.
Magic revealed that it was he who had to learn to make changes.
Meanwhile, Cookie has become a businesswoman herself with her own premium denim line, CJ, and Magic admits it made him look at her in a new light.
The In the issue, which hits stands today, the couple discusses Magic's HIV status and being thankful he can see his kids grow up, the Johnson’s sense of fashion, their children, and being empty-nesters now that EJ and sister and brother are out of the house.
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