- LATE NIGHT SHENANIGANS: Halle Berry Plays Charades, Rolls And Flips With Jimmy Fallon On "The Tonight Show"
- RUMOR CONTROL: Wendy Williams ON Being Called "Transgender" + Nick Cannon Addresses The Richard Pryor BioPic
- THANK US LATER: ESPN Magazine's 2014 BODY ISSUE Round Up
- Common's "Diamonds" Ft. Big Sean + Ava DuVernay Inducted As Honorary Member Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- FASHION GIGS: Rita Ora Named New FACE Of Roberto Cavalli + Russell Westbrook Teams Up With Barneys For Unisex "Westbrook Frames" Eyewear Launch
- GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL: Apollo Nida Gets Shortened 8-Year Sentence
- THEIR PR STUNT CONTINUES: Joseline Hernandez & Stevie J Patch Things Up DAYS After Social Media War
- TV FAB: Lil' Mama Gets EMOTIONAL On "Just KeKe", Opens Up About Losing Her Mother & More
- N.E. HEARTBREAK: Bobby Brown STRUGGLES To KEEP UP With Ralph, Johnny, Ronnie, Ricky & Mike During PERFORMANCE!
- Savannah James -- Flossing Baby Bump On James Family Vacation
- PREGGERS WATCH: Zoe Saldana SPOTTED With BUMP On Grocery Run In L.A., Hits LAX With Husband Marco Perego
- KINGS OF COMEDY: Katt Williams SAYS He PAVED The Way For Kevin Hart’s SUCCESS + Kevin Hart GIVES Back To Young Entrepreneur In Philly
- Kelly Rowland Takes Her BABY BUMP & Trainers To Lunch In L.A.
- MAGAZINES: Zoe Saldana Opens Up To 'FASHION' Magazine About Her Marriage And "Competition" In Hollywood + Oprah Talks Surviving In Heels For OWN Magazine
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 08:50 AM PDT
Halle Berry showed off her fun and playful side will promoting "Extant" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch the Oscar-winner rolling around in her designer dress inside....
Rocking a sexy Avery Colorblocked Dress by Astars and Ruthie Davis shoes, Halle Berry stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to promote her new tv show "Extant" (which is helmed by Steven Speilberg). Speaking about the show, she told Jimmy, 'It's a lot of work. I had no idea what it was like to shoot a TV series and with a newborn who doesn't sleep through the night.'
Then....Halle reminded us why we fell in love with her. She said 'whatever' to her designer clothes and got down and playful. The fun times included charades, and a "How We Roll" game where she rolled around on a gym mat with Jimmy.
What Halle and Jimmy show how they "roll":
Halle plays charades:
"Extant" debuts tonight on CBS at 8pm CT.
1. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was just sentenced to 10 YEARS in prison in bribery scandal. STORY
Photos via Getty
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 07:14 AM PDT
In today's rumor control, Wendy Williams address the folks who swear she was born a man and Nick Cannon clears up the Richard Pryor biopic rumors. More inside....
Wendy Williams reads her Twitter and Facebook comments. And she knows that there's a running joke that she was born a man. But guess what....she's not bothered! In fact... she says it's made her stronger.
While promoting her new stand-up comedy show "Lipshtick" in Las Vegas (July 11th), Wendy revealed that the show will touch on her tortured childhood and rumors that followed her as an adult.
Williams added, "There's no worse way to insult a woman than by saying she looks like a man, but once a woman gets over that, there is no stronger woman."
In other entertainment news...
There's been much speculation that Nick Cannon will be playing Richard Pryor in a planned biopic. Is it true? Well.....it's just a rumor for now (that he's not going totally out of his way to dispute). Nick talked to Mario Lopez on EXTRA and said,
Hmmm.....another contender for the role is Marlon Wayans. Who do you think could pull it off best?
Photo via ABC
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 07:11 PM PDT
ESPN has released the sexy bodies in this year’s Body Issue so we’ve rounded up the YBF athletes for some evening eye candy. Peep the barely there pics inside…
Earlier, we showed you Keri Hilson’s boyfriend, NBA baller Serge Ibaka, on the cover of the 2014 ESPN Magazine's Body Issue cover (Yes, we were drooling). And now the sports mag has released the additional covers and spreads of men and women athletes in professional sports.
As the first BMX athlete to ever be featured in ESPN Body Issue, Nigel Sylvester (above) is surely making a name for himself. The New York native has appeared in Esquire and Complex magazines amongst other fashion books and editorials. He also has endorsement deals with Nike, G-Shock, Gatorade and Beats by Dre.
In the magazine issue, Nigel talks about going nude for ESPN, racial discrimination in BMX riding and more.
Here are the highlights of what he had to say about his body and career:
Also in the issue:
Major league baseball player Prince Fielder had no shame in his game. His showed off his beefy physique saying:
Big surprise here since NFL player/Superbowl champ Marshawn Lynch is never in the mood to talk to the media. He said:
Arizona Cardinals NFL player Larry Fitzgerald:
"I'm kind of shy, to be honest. If I go to the pool or something, I keep my shirt on unless I'm getting in the water."
"My hair is a silent tribute to my mom. She passed away 11 years ago from breast cancer. She was always fond of my hair when I grew it out in high school. Every day I wake up in the morning, I can say, "Mom, I'm going to go out there and attack the day to the best of my ability." Her voice is still on my voice mail. Her [driver's] license is always with me -- I keep it close at all times."
WNBA star Angel McCoughtry:
Olympic bobsledder Aja Evans:
Vetran boxer Bernard Hopkins:
ESPN Magazine's Body Issue 2014 hits newsstands Friday, July 11th.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 06:28 PM PDT
Common is set to drop his Nobody Smiling album on July 22nd. And today, he released his single "Diamonds" featuring Big Sean. Check it inside, plus director Ava Duvernay's big Greek honor...
Common's No I.D.-produced album is on the way. But he's giving fans a peak with hid new "Diamonds" single. Check it above.
In other news, fab director Ava DuVernay was just granted honorary membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha's National President Carolyn House Stewart, Esq., presided over the ceremony, Stewart explained what made "The Doors" director Ava a fabulous choice:
Currently, the winner of Sundance's Best Director award is in production on the upcoming feature film SELMA, which chronicles the historic 1965 voting rights campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ava's directing the film from her screenplay, with Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt's Academy Award winning company Plan B serving as producers. The film will debut on December 25, 2014.
Photo: ©Victor Powell Photography
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 05:03 PM PDT
Rita Ora just got upgraded in the fashion world. The Roc Nation artist was named the new face of Roberto Cavalli. Also, OKC baller Russell Westbrook is making his debut onto the fashion scene with his brand new unisex eyewear launch. Check the fashion deets inside….
Roc Nation artist Rita Ora is taking her model talents (becaus elet's face it, NO ONE knows her for singing, just her daily sidewalk catwalks) to the next level after she was officially named the new face of luxury brand Roberto Cavalli. And she’s serving up some Marilyn Monroe/Madonna tease for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 advertising campaign.
After previously posing it up in campaigns for Rimmel, Material Girl and DKNY, the “I Will Never Let You Down” singer is proving she can handle being the new spokesperson for the luxe brand. And she’s looking pretty damn good.
Shot by Francesco Carrozzini (who occasionally directs videos for Beyonce) the sultry singer dons the designer’s uber fab printed and textured gowns, a super sexy, plunging pant suit and accessories.
Peep the campaign pics below:
Love this look.
Also on the fashion scene....
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is using the off-season to step into the fashion world with his brand new “Westbrook Frames” unisex eyewear collection launch.
Teaming up with luxury department store Barneys, the OKC baller is using his flair for fashion to offer up some trendy and affordable eyewear, catering to both men and women.
As the first ever non-traditional designer with his own Shop in Shop at Barneys, Russell is proving he’s really serious about his fashion ventures.
On his own website, he's selling eyewear with L.A. names, as an homage to his hometown.
A limited edition unisex collection of 3 frame styles (named Harlem, Madison and Soho) in 4 colors will simultaneously be sold exclusively at Barneys. This is Russell’s first brand launch under the Westbrook name.
Peep a few of his designs below:
Recently, the OKC point guard opted out playing for Team USA in September in the World Cup in Spain to fully recover from injuries sustained during the regular season. Now he has some extra time on his hands to keep designing.
Check out the full eyewear collection at WestbrookFrames.com.
Photos: Roberto Cavalli's FB/Rita's IG
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 04:32 PM PDT
Oh Apollo. It's time for you to go directly to jail. Don't past Go, or anything for that matter. Deets inside on the house husband's latest sentencing inside...
Apollo Nida was just sentenced to 8 years in prison for his fraudulent and felonious activities, which he plead guilty to back in May. This is shorter than the expected 30 year sentence. Why did he get a break? Because, as previously reported, he's working with the Feds on the case and spilling tea to them in order to catch others involved
According to TMZ:
How is his "RHOA" star and legal eagle wife Phaedra Parks taking the news? Well, she spent last weekend partying it up in Mexico with Kandi and co. for Fantasia's 30th birthday. And yes, it was public knowledge that Apollo's sentencing would be around now. We can't say we're mad at her for keeping calm and carrying on. Especially since she avoided getting her name swept up in this mess, despite the fact others say she was WELL aware of her husband's illegal activities.
Apollo has yet to comment. But has no problems continuing to promote his upcoming appearances...
Photos: Apollo's IG
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 03:53 PM PDT
Days after confirming she was no longer wearing her wedding ring, Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J seem to have patched things up and are back on. Sighs...deets inside…
These two must really be working on landing their own spinoff show after their latest publicity stunt. A few days ago it looked as if married “Love & Hip Hop ATL” stars Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J had called it quits after a nasty social media war.
There were reports that Stevie ran to the media to reveal his split with his Puerto Rican princess first. Then Joseline confirmed they were over in a video that was captured as she hit the stage at Supperclub in L.A. She said, “And to answer your question n*gga, NO I ain’t got on no muthaf*ckin wedding ring since you wanna be all up in muthaf*ckin business.”
Before that, Joseline’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked (we’re not saying any names but you can guess by who) where she was allegedly exposed on all of the high-profile men (i.e. Rick Ross, Drake, Nelly, etc.) she ALLEGEDLY slept with.
Joseline had to create a new Instagram account to confirm her Twitter page was indeed hacked. But now, it seems she has regained access of her original Instagram handle and posted a video of her and Stevie…together.
And it went a little something like:
Not only that....
The self-proclaimed Puerto Rican princess also posted a picture of her and Stevie along with Stevie’s son and his friends. So we guess it's official.
Photos: Joseline's IG
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 03:23 PM PDT
Rapper Lil' Mama appears on BET's "JUST KEKE" today where she opens up about her mother's death and how it was both the high and low point of her life. Watch the tape inside....
If you're one of the millions of viewers who watched Lil' Mama's spot-on portrayal of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes on VH1's "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story", you'll recall the scene where Left Eye learned of her father's death. Well...on today's episode of "Just KeKe", viewers learned that Lil' Mama pulled on some real-life experience for that scene. She opens up to KeKe Palmer about losing her mother and how it was BOTH the high and low point of her life.
Photo via BET/Warner Bros.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 02:48 PM PDT
KING Bobby Brown was caught "tapping out" during a recent New Edition concert in Mississippi . Watch Bobby "struggle" to to keep up on "If It Isn't Love" inside...
Let's start by saying this post is #noshade because we remember all those years BEFORE Chris Brown and Usher, when BOBBY BROWN was THE R&B performer of a generation.
Having said that, Mr. "Every Little Step" missed a few steps during a recent show in Mississippi. While performing "If It Isn't Love" with New Edition, Bobby literally taps out at the 00:40 mark. But we'll give him credit, he NEVER stopped singing...just dancing. And then dude just eventually walked off the stage.
Photo via Bobby Brown's Twitter
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 02:00 PM PDT
Despite the fact neither LeBron James or Savannah James have confirmed themselves that they have a baby on the way, Savannah wasn't hiding anything on their recent family vacay. Check out the baby bump inside...
While it's already been confirmed by Miami Heat President Pat Riley that Bron Bron and Savannah have a baby girl on the way, the couple oddly has been 100% mum about the pregnancy.
But on the recent James Family Vacation, Savannah proudly showed off her bump in family pics...that found their way to Instagram. Somebody's going to get checked!
Savannah looked cute and summery with her burgeoning bump while chilling with Gloria James, the kids and the rest of the family on a beach vacation:
Check their pics above.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 12:20 PM PDT
TheYBF.com has officially put Zoe Saldana on preggers watch! We have been following her possible bump over on Instagram, and now we’re convinced she's got a baby on the way.. Decide for yourself inside…
Well what do we have here? *squints* Looks like a growing belly under Zoe Saldana’s black tank-top.
The last time we spotted Zoe, she was strolling through L.A. hiding her belly behind her Barneys shopping bag, which fueled rumors that the “Rosemary’s Baby “actress is pregnant. And after seeing this pic of the FASHION magazine cover girl making a grocery run in L.A. recently, it seems this really may be the case.
Yesterday, Zoe and her husband Marco Perego were spotted hand-in-hand as they made their way through LAX to catch a flight to Paris. Notice the extra-flowly shirt Zoe is rocking.
Photos: Splash News
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 11:14 AM PDT
Katt Williams is speaking out Kevin Hart’s explosive success. And he’s taking ALL of the credit. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart shows how much of a heart he has, giving back to an 8-year-old boy in his hometown. More inside…
In the past couple of years, Kevin Hart has been taking over the entertainment industry by storm. Selling out box offices with several hit films and trekking the nation for his sold-out stand-up comedy tours, he has arguably become one of the biggest comedians in Hollywood.
But fellow comedian Katt Williams (who supposedly retired from stand-up back in 2012 after a slew of legal troubles) says he’s the reason Kevin has received so much success and that he was the one who paved the way for the Ride Along star.
During a recent interview with Bishop Don "Magic" Juan (aired by VLAD TV), Katt revealed he "told Kevin Hart's people how to make him Kevin Hart” and that he doesn’t mind competition. He also claimed that he was the one who created the BET Hip Hop Awards and addresses the rumors of him having to forfeit hosting duties in 2008 after losing a dance battle with T-Pain. Sigh.
So will Katt ever attend another BET Hip Hop Awards show? He says not while Stephen Hill is President. Oh…
Now...Katt is making a comeback to the stand-up comedy scene. He's gearing up for the release of his new Spike Lee directed comedy special "Priceless" which airs August 16th on HBO. Check the trailer below:
After hitting the On The Run tour stop in Philly for his birthday, Kevin Hart (above on the set of Ride Along 2 yesterday with director Tim Story) got into the do-gooder spirit while visiting his favorite cheesesteak spot.
As Kevin was walking in to grab a bite to eat, he was swarmed by excited fans. One in particular, 8-year-old Kyshone Smith. According to Philly.com, Kyshone and his grandmother Janice Brown were in the streets of Philly selling bottled water and homemade jewelry. Their proceeds go to their select charities in honor of Janice’s daughter and granddaughter who were killed after a motorist, who was fleeing from police, trampled them on the sidewalk where they were sitting.
Kyshone walked up to the the Ride Along star and asked him if he would like to purchase a bottle of water.
To his surprise, Kevin said, “I want 20 bottles.” And he handed over a crisp $50 bill.
Photos: Pacific Coast News/FameFlyNet
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 10:26 AM PDT
Newlywed Kelly Rowland brought her new mommy glow to Urth Caffe yesterday as she grabbed lunch with her trainers, including Jeanette Jenkins. Check out the super cute mommy-to-be inside.....
Yesterday in L.A., after a quick pre-natal work out at the gym with her trainer, Kelly & Co. trekked it to Urth Caffe to grab a healthy bite to eat. And the super happy "Dirty Laundry" singer was holding her baby bump and laughing it up.
The crew caught wind of the paps eyeing them and continued on with their lunch...
And Jeanette, Kelly's trainer and fitness guru, was also seen walking behind Kelly in this striped maxi dress:
And beforehand she hit the gym and showed off her cute tummy:
Pics: Splash/Jeanette's Instagram
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 09:37 AM PDT
Zoe Saldana and Oprah Winfrey are making waves on newsstands with Oprah teetering on high Louboutin heels and Zoe revealing how competitve Hollywood really is. Deets inside....
Zoe Saldana is undeniably one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. With upcoming roles in blockbuster sequels for Star Trek and Avatar, and a controversial biopic about Nina Simone, it's hard to ignore the Latina beauty. It's also hard to ignore that her clothes are becoming less revealing and often shield her tummy area. (We recently put her on baby bump watch? You KNOW TheYBF.com is ALWAYS right about these things. We're just saying. Check our receipts.)
For the August 2014 cover of FASHION, shot in L.A.’s Milk Studio by Chris Nicholls, Zoe models a Julien Macdonald dress, DSquared earrings and an MCL ring while opening up about her films, her marriage (which we blew the lid off of) and shares her best advice to women. And seeing that she's in umpteen films a year it seems, it's hard to believe she feels the heat of competition. Here are the highlights:
On her view of competition in Hollywood:
On her marriage to artist Marco Perago after her break up with Bradley Cooper:
On what her role in the next Avatar will be like:
On the best advice a woman can get:
Snaps. Pick up FASHION Magazine's August 2014 issue starring Zoe Saldana on newsstands July 14th.
Also on newsstands......
On the cover of OWNs August issue, Oprah Winfrey commands center stage in a pair of 5-inch Christian Louboutins, a coral colored V-neck Todd Duncan sweater and an A line Oscar de la Renta skirt.. Shot by famed shutterbug Ruven Afanador, Oprah spoke about the heels saying, 'They're like wearing stilts!' But you look good Lady O!
Hitting newsstands on July 15, the August issue carries the theme "Your Breakthrough Is On Its Way." So what does Madame O have to say about breakthroughs?
Have you had a breakthrough?
Photos via Ruven Afanador/Chris Nicholls
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