Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Young, Black, and Fabulous

The Young, Black, and Fabulous

RUMOR CONTROL: Photographer SPEAKS OUT, Says That Is NOT Jennifer Hudson In The Pic That Went Viral!

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 08:21 AM PDT

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It turns a photo of Jennifer Hudson that went viral is a FAKE.  Read what the photographer said about the pic inside.  

If you frequent Facebook, you may have seen a photo of a VERY muscular Jennifer Hudson that went viral.  TheYBF.com never published the pic because we had our suspicions, and we were right.  The photo is NOT JHud and the photographer who snapped the shot is speaking out.  Here's what he posted:


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Yes.....we imagine it would be hard to forget an Oscar-winner taking a nude pic in your studio.


In defense of JHud's body.... 

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She may not be the woman in the pic atop, but her body is still enviable!  She posted this bikini pic on Instagram four weeks ago with the caption, "It would take mexico to get me to play on the beach ! I'm so not that girl ! But I work hard , I deserve it right ! Plus, I earned it !"


In other body images....

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We did find out that pics from Mariah Carey's WONDERLAND shoot with Terry Richardson were VERY retouched.  Terry took Mariah's song "Touch Me Body" to the limits with the Re-TOUCHING.  Jezebel published all the pics in both original and re-touched formats and the contrasts were amazing.  For the record, we love Mariah...both Re-TOUCHED and Un-TOUCHED.


Photos via ContactMusic.com/DOnato Sebastian's Facebook/Terry Richardson/Jezebel



IN CASE YOU MISSED: Lil Kim FLAUNTS Her Post-Baby Curves At “On The Run” Tour + Brooklyn Teen Band NABS Record Deal With Sony

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 07:24 AM PDT

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Snap back queen! Lil Kim is showing off her post-pregnancy body just one month after giving birth. Also, a heavy metal band made up of young teens from Brooklyn just landed a record deal with Sony. Pics and deets inside…

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After sharing the first look at her little bundle of joy, Lil Kim is now showing off her post-baby bod for the first time. On Saturday, the Brooklyn raptress hung out backstage at Beyonce and Jay Z’s “On The Run” tour stop at the MetLife Stadium, where she caught up with her girls Yandy Smith and Kimbella.

Lil Kim (who gave birth to her daughter Royal Reign on June 9th) had a girls' night out with The Carters to celebrate her birthday. Kimmy turned 40-years-young on July 11th. Whatever she is doing sure whipped her back into shape...fast!

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Kimmy also caught up with Beyonce’s twin dancers Les Twins backstage for a photo-op. Fun times.

And in other Brooklyn news....

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While most middle school children are enjoying their summer going swimming, riding their bikes and staying up late night talking on the phone, three middle schoolers from Brooklyn are traveling the nation entertaining people with their musical talents.

13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13-year-old bassist Alec Atkins and 12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins have formed the heavy metal band called “Unlocking the Truth.” And they have reportedly inked a $1.7 million deal with Sony.

“The record deal is awesome,” Jarad told ABC News. “This is something we always wanted."

Before the deal, the threesome would hit the streets playing their music in NYC, which could make them on average $1,600 a day! They have already starred in commercials for “Beats by Dre” and a Cole Haan Christmas ad.

“It’s just fun. It’s exciting, and if I listen to the lyrics in metal, they just touch me,” Malcolm said. “I don’t like hip-hop because they don’t talk about anything important.”

“They say, ‘oh I saw your commercial, you’re so cool. That’s Mr. rock star, you don’t know me anymore, Mr. rock star,’” said Alec, laughing.


Peep the youngsters below:

Photos: Lil Kim's IG/Kimbella's IG/Unlocking The Truth Twitter

BUMP WATCH: Zoe Saldana ESCORTED To The Grocery By Mom Asalia Nazario, Why Isn't She Lifting Her Own Bags?!

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 06:33 AM PDT

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Action-film star Zoe Saldana went to the market...with her mom.  As we continue "Bump Watch 2014", we wanna to know why Zoe needs help at the Whole Foods?  Come inside and discuss....

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We told you weeks ago that we were putting Star Wars star Zoe Saldana on bump watch...and now we're gonna throw more fuel on the fire.  Yesterday, Zoe was spotted walking out at Whole Foods in Studio City with her mom Asalia Nazario.  While inside, spies noticed that Zoe was careful to avoid reaching for certain items on the shelves.  Why?


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You wouldn't expect the chick who kicked butt ALL THRU Columbiana to need help on aisle 6 would you?  

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Oh.....are those flats you're wearing Zoe?  Hmmm.....

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Once she made it to her vehicle, Zoe did assist her mom in putting the bags in the trunk.  We're not saying.....but we're saying.  While we wait for something official from Zoe and Marco, we're noticing the glow. 






Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, Amar’e & Alexis Stoudemire, Michelle Williams, Rocsi Diaz & More Attend Former NFL Player Adewale Ogunleye & Dr. Amira Baker’s Wedding In D.C.

Posted: 14 Jul 2014 04:08 PM PDT

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Over the weekend, ex-NFL star Adewale "Wale" Ogunleye tied the knot in a lavish wedding to his fiancée/celebrity dentist Dr. Amira Baker in Washington, D.C. And YBF celebs Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, Amar’e & wife Alexis Stoudemire and more attended the traditional Nigerian ceremony. Check out pics from their nuptials inside…

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Former NFL star Adewale "Wale" Ogunleye, who played 11 seasons in the NFL, and his fiancée Dr. Amira Baker tied the knot over the weekend in a lavish traditional Nigerian ceremony inside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Wedding guests were requested to dress in Black Tie or traditional African attire for the special occasion.

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Seems Wale lucked up on brains and beauty. The Nigerian born football player’s wife is the youngest dental graduate of Howard University and currently practices at Beautiful Smiles in Miami. She is the go-to dentist for many professional athletes and celebrities.

The posh wedding ceremony, followed by an adult-only reception, bought out “Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union, Miami Heat baller Dwayne Wade, NY Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora, ET Correspondent Rocsi Diaz and former Chicago Bears DT Anthony "Spice" Adams.

Over the years, the former Dolphins/Bears defensive end has been romantically linked to actress Sanaa Lathan, singer Kelis and former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams. Michelle and Wale were possibly just good friends because the "Say Yes" singer was also in attendance at the wedding. Hmm….

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Gabby & DWade were black-tie ready (minus Wade's sneakers) to witness the happy couple say their "I Do's."

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Amar’e Stoudemire was dapper in an all black suit alongside his wife Alexis in a beautiful floral print dress.

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And then he snapped a pic with the groom wishing him many blessings saying, “Beautiful Wedding !! Prince Adewale Ogunleya {Wale}. Congrats beloved, Peace and Love to the family. #OgWedding”

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“Fashion Kings” Dwayne Wade and Amar’e Stoudemire got their “GQ” on in a pic. DWade captioned, “Ran into the homie @amareisreal at #OGwedding #2FashionKings” Wade's “fashion” can be a hit-or-miss at times.

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The bride made a few wardrobe changes and in between she posed it up with Alexis and one of her bridesmaids.

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Alexis looked nice.

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Michelle Williams looked gorge in an African-inspired maxi dress by Melange Mode.

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Amar'e and the guys were goofing off during the reception.

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Hey Rocsi!

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Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle and now Internet sensation Anthony "Spice" Adams came dressed for the occasion in his African attire.

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And Gabby posted some fun pics from the wedding.

Check the newlywed’s grand entrance to their reception below:


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The next day, the newlyweds met up with Amar’e & Alexis at Cities Restaurant and Lounge for a send off brunch.

Congrats to the couple!

Photos: Gabrielle’s IG/Amare’s IG/Roci’s IG/@takeospikes51/@iamhenroc/@munaluchibride/@fleurdalils/@veraones

MAGAZINES: Zoe Saldana On DISRESEPCT And Why She's NOT Friends With Her Ex-Boyfriends + Pam Oliver "SIDELINED" To Fox's No. 2 NFL team

Posted: 14 Jul 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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In the latest issue of Marie Claire, Zoe Saldana shares her thoughts on love, disrespect and leaving ex-boyfriends in the past.  See her comments inside and find out how Fox Sports "sidelined" Pam Oliver.  

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Star Wars star Zoe Saldana covers the August issue of Marie Claire where she opens up about her husband Marco Perego and has some very interesting thoughts on leaving the past in the past. Zoe's always entertaining. Here are the highlights....

On her relationship with husband Marco Perego: “I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”

On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships: “Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

On disrespect: “I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

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Read more from Zoe's Marie Claire cover story here.



In sports news.....

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After 19 years as one of the network's top reporters (officially called the No. 1 sideline spot) Pam Oliver has been sidelined to the No. 2 Fox team with Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch. She's been replaced by the very-blonde Erin Andrews.

This isn't new news to Pam. She's know for a little while. She told SI,

"“To go from the lead crew to no crew was a little shocking,” Oliver said. “I said I wanted to do a 20th year [on the sidelines]. I expressed to them that I was not done and had something to offer. Again, I think it was predetermined coming in. Not at that meeting, but two years ago it was determined that no matter what I did or did not do, a change would be made for this year.”

“Disappointment is not really a word I’d use right now because I’ve had some weeks to process it,” Oliver continued. “I think my emotions during the season will be sadness because I had been around that group for a decade. I will miss all the little things, just from Joe’s impersonations of people and Troy’s bad impersonations of people and all of the running jokes -- that was the hardest part of hearing the news. But you have to move forward and deal with what is on your plate. I went through a range of emotions, but as I speak with you today, disappointment has passed me and I have reached a point of trying to move forward with some sadness."

A few months ago, you'll recall Pam was the subject of thousands of NASTY memes because of some of her "sideline" hairstyles. They often compared her to Chubaka from Star Wars. Tsk Tsk. We're sure this wasn't the sole factor in her re-assignment...but it couldn't have helped.







Photos via  Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

FIRST LOOK: Yaya DaCosta Alafia As Whitney Houston & Arlen Escarpeta As Bobby Brown...TOGETHER For LIFETIME Biopic + Bobbi Kristina APOLOGIZES For Calling Angela Bassett A "B*tch"

Posted: 14 Jul 2014 11:37 AM PDT

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We showed you the first pic of Yaya DaCoasta Alafia as Whitney Houston for the upcoming Lifetime biopic. And NOW, the very first look at Belizean actor Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown. Check out their debut photo inside….

Although the Lifetime Aaliyah biopic has been put to a halt, the Whitney Houston biopic is clearly making its way to the small screen soon. And from the looks of the first pics of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, we’re here for it.

Today, the very first picture of Belizean actor Arlen Escarpeta (above) as Bobby Brown was released. The 33-year-old actor is best known for his roles in Friday the 13th, Brotherhood, and Final Destination 5.

We first showed you former “Top Model” chick Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston, which many agreed that she looked just like the late singer (minus the hair struggle). Now, after seeing Whitney & Bobby together for the first time, it has us even more interested to see the finished product.

The LIFETIME telepic will chronicle the turbulent relationship between the legendary singer/actress with her singer/songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown.

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Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett will be making her directorial debut for the film and she shared the first pic of herself behind the camera for her directorial duties sharing, "Life on the "other side" is grand!"

Also, Angela sent out a casting call via Twitter for fans to be apart of the film. She posted:



And it seems Bobbi Kristina has had a change of heart after she went on Twitter rant calling Angela Bassett all types of b*tches and questioned her womanly virtues. Bobbi Kris took to her Twitter recently to send out an apology to Ms. Bassett for her behavior and admitted she was wrong.

She tweeted:




Well good for her for acknowledging she made a mistake and trying to correct it.


We can expect the film to premiere sometime next year. Will you be watching?


Photos: Jack Zeman / Lifetime 2014

TV FAB: Karrueche Tran GETS TEARY-EYED Discussing The Chris Brown/Rihanna LOVE TRIANGLE On "Just KeKe"

Posted: 14 Jul 2014 11:00 AM PDT

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For the first time, Karrueche Tran opens up about heartbreak and the Chris Brown/Rihanna triangle that we all watched play out.  On the clip inside, Karrueche breaks down while talking to KeKe Palmer about watching your personal drama exposed to millions.   

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On Wednesday's episode of "Just KeKe" KeKe sits down with Karrueche Tran who opens up, for the first time, about her very public relationship with Chris Brown. All of your questions will be answered: Are they together? Does she love him? What's the deal with Rihanna?

Also, Karrueche (in a Topshop side slit tee,Gucci shorts and Tom Ford Spring 2014 lace up thigh high boots) reveals how she first met Chris and how she handles life in the public eye.

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Keke: Now I remember when you and I had a conversation right before everything started getting really crazy with Chris Brown. And I said to you, how is it? Is everything okay? And you were like, "Well it's not me. It's just my boyfriend's a celebrity." …I actually felt really bad in that time because you have a girl, who's just a girl from California, who ends up falling in love with one of the big pop stars of our time. And you're hit with all of this drama. I mean what was that like? Were you a bit down about it? Were your friends there for you? How did you find a way to really move forward through all of this and keep going?

Karrueche: Just keeping a level head and positivity. I've never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me. Paparazzi and all that. And then, even the situation with Rihanna, you know the reason why people tuned into this so much was because it's relatable. I have girlfriends, I have family who's gone through the same situation. It's the case of the ex. We all go through it, do you know what I'm saying? But, however…in this case my boyfriend is a celebrity who's ex-gilrfriend is an even bigger {celebrity}...Do you know what I'm saying? So, not only am I fighting a battle with her, I'm fighting a battle with her 14 million fans or however else. So, imagine how that feels for me when I gotta get on Twitter and I see a whole bunch of stuff….

Keke: And people are trying to make you constantly prove yourself. I see that a lot. I'm like looking and your comments…

Karrueche: They make up all kind of crazy stuff and it's like they know nothing about me. But, you know, because they know nothing about me, because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want….

Keke: What would you say the hardest part of it all was for you?

Karrueche: Um, jeez. I guess I would say the heartbreak because it was a real situation….

Karrueche starts to cry.

Keke: What was the heartbreak, mami? It's okay, we can take a second…We all feel you, we all feel you.

Karrueche: Yeah, it was a real life situation….



Watch the clip here:


Karrueche's episode of "Just KeKe" airs 5PM ET/PT ON BET, Wednesday, JULY 16TH.



Photos via BET Networks

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