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10/20/14

BREAKING NEWS: Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82



BREAKING NEWS: Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82
SADNESS in the Fashion Universe! The Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82.
De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid. It was there he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor, and then, landed a job with Lanvin in Paris.
He made his name in the early 1960s when first lady Jaqueline Kennedy frequently wore his designs, and launched his own label in the mid-1960s.
Since Kennedy, first ladies Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush all frequently wore de la Renta gowns.
R.I.P to an ICONIC DESIGNER!

BLUE EYE SOUL! Sam Smith to Tour North America in Early 2015!


Sam Smith to Tour North America in Early 2015!
Sam Smith is bring his soulful voice to a city near you! The British singer/songwriter has confirmed on his IG page that he will doing a 16 city tour in the United States and Canada next year!

Get your Tickets!

Fantasia must have that GOOD GOOD! For him to Tatoo her on his CHEST!


Fantasia’s Rumored Husband Gets Her Name Tattooed On His Chest
Now, we know it’s real!
Getting a tattoo of your boo’s name or face spells death and can sometimes put a spell on the relationship. So far that’s come true for Nas and Kelis, Wiz and Amber, and Mariah and Nick. But we definitely hope that won’t be the case for Fantasia and her rumored husband, Kendall Taylor.
Fantasia’s man let the singer know that his love for her was real by getting a tattoo of her name right on his chest. The huge piece also serves as notice that the COO is also the singer’s protector because her name is actually part of a larger piece. Covering his entire left pectoral and shoulder is a tattoo of a suit of armor, which has Fanny’s name inked right in the middle.
Fantasia shared [and deleted] the artwork on her Instagram, with the caption:
“Loyalty does not come Cheap!!!”
She also confirmed that she has an amazing relationship with her ex Antwaun Cook when she posted a photo of their son Dallas (who is too damn cute by the way) with Antwaun’s other kids and captioned it:
Dallas and His Brothers.. He Loves Spending time with them.. I Thank God For The Growth and The Great Relationship I have with His Stepmom and Dad.. Growth and change… 
It’s been a rocky road but it looks as though everyone has moved on and the drama is way behind them.

The Daily Buzz For Oct 21



LENNY, LENNY, LENNY! Lenny Kravitz Talks Having More KIDS In UPTOWN
Rockstar Lenny Kravitz put his grown-man good looks on the cover of UPTOWN’s Oct/Nov issue. And we’re literally drooling over how the eligible bachelor is making 50 look so damn good.
The iconic guitarist (who dropped his newest album STRUT recently) opened up about the possibility of having more children, getting married again, his love for designer digs by Saint Laurent and his future. Below are the highlights:

On having more children, and what his daughter 25-year-old Zoë Kravitz offered:
"I would like to do it again. That’s the way I feel, but when I bring it up [Zoë’s] like, ‘Slow down. Slow down. I can have kids. Slow down.’ So I don’t know if she’s too keen on it."

On getting married again after dating starlets and supermodels:
"I’m waiting. It’s coming. It isn’t a far-off thing anymore."

 On his love of fashion, specifically Saint Laurent:
"What I like are clothes that are classic rock and roll. Saint Laurent has that retro inspiration but its cleaned up and made into modern fashion. Their clothes fit my silhouette. They’re clothes that feel like me."

Reflecting on the deaths of his mom and dad:
“I thank God every day for my health. [Health], for me, is where it begins and the rest is gravy. Also [I’m thankful] for being disciplined. As they say in the Bahamas, there are a lot of talented people living under the bridge. A lot of folks driving cabs, fishing and working in the streets can act and sing better than people getting Oscars and Grammys."

On his future:
"I feel like whatever I’m supposed to do or get or achieve will happen, and what’s not mine is not mine to have. My grandfather used to tell me when I was a kid, 'Nobody can take anything away from you that is yours.' He also used to say, 'the best is yet to come.'"

True indeed.
Peep the rest of his spread below:

PURE OVAHNESS!


LeBron James Stars In New Beats By Dre Commercial
In case you missed it, LeBron James is back on the Cleveland Cavaliers. So of course an all-new commercial, courtesy of Beats By Dre, highlighting King James’ return to Ohio was inevitable.
Called “Re-Established 2014,” a narrator (his mom) is heard saying, “Akron is home, this is the city that raised you,” before Hozier’s song”Take Me To Church” kicks in.
Powerful imagery, like James returning to his high school to put in work and footage of Akron, is seen throughout this clip. Speaking of, it’s a commercial for the Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear buds.
LeBron is rocking that faux-hairline too, though.

Watch the spot:

Cool!


TI Touches Down In Africa Amidst The EBOLA Crisis!
OMG! TI has landed in Africa for a performance that he says has to happen. Sources close to the situation says ... T.I. landed in Tanzania on Friday to headline the Serengeti Fiesta this weekend -- and his management team insists there is no risk of an outbreak, since the country has yet to have had a single Ebola case.

It's true ... Tanzania's on the far east coast of Africa, while the hardest hit countries are in West Africa. It's kinda like canceling a trip to Maine because Ebola's in Dallas.
One not-so-fun fact for T.I. -- just last month an Oxford University study said Tanzania is one of the top 15 countries in Africa at risk for animal-to-human transmission of Ebola.

If T.I. does get worried ... we suggest crowd surfing the way Akon did 2 weeks ago in the Congo.


Tyga and Kylie Jenner Going Overseas to get it Poppin?
Tyga should be absolutely ashamed of himself, even though they still deny they’re a couple, since she’s 17 and he’s 24 , but that’s not stopping them from flying together all over Europe, where it just so happens the age of consent would be more favorable for them, which I had no clue.
Tyga and Kylie were spotted together at England’s Gatwick Airport on Friday … then traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland … before landing in Athens, Greece where Tyga had a gig Sunday night.
notice the age of consent for sex in those countries:
England — 16 France — 15 Switzerland — 16 Greece — 15

According to TMZ:
The consent age is 18 under Federal and California law. Of course, there’s still no evidence they’re banging — and Tyga’s been adamant they’re NOT

Damn is Vagina over 21 in recession or something? This is crazy and her mother and father is ridiculous for not even showing that they care….

BUT WAIT! A comment left by Instagram user @smartchik78 fell on MTV’s radar and it wasn’t meant to cast T-Raww in any sort of positive light. “Nasty ass pedophile..your career and family is worth losing over this Kardashian baby thot @kyliejenner..I hope @blacchyna takes you away from your son..you should be locked up,” she salaciously posted underneath a picture of the rapper and his son.

HE REPLIED: “@smartchik78 why u sound so hateful. U don’t know sh*t bout my life but the fake sh*t u read online. Worry about your sad boring life. U wish u can have a baby by a n***a like me and live this lifestyle.let me guess no one wants u or ever attempted to spoil u and give u the world like I do for mines. Your ugly not just physically but in your soul. Never speak on on my son.”
And uh…well…dude…there you have it © Ludacris.

Most celebrities are known to have thick skin but when their child gets involved in the struggle, they’re bound to lose it. Tyga fired back with a comment that not only ripped through @smartchik78’s jugular vein but added some clarity to the rumors between him and Kim Kardashian’s baby sister.

DUDE QUIT WHILE YOU CAN!



Nicki Minaj POSES With Poodles For GQ,
After sexing up L'Uomo Vogue in menswear, Nicki Minaj is gracing the pages of another magazine. The “Anaconda” raptress posed it up in between two pink and blue-died poodles in a sultry cut-out white top, her lady lumps on full display, and hip hugging blue pencil skirt for the November 2014 issue of GQ magazine.

As she gears up for the release of her third studio album, The Pinkprint, Nicki chops it up with GQ (barely since she dozed off at least four times during the interview) about her rump-shaking “Anaconda” video which she says is more about women keeping the power and control. Oh…

YMCMB’s first lady opens up about the scene with her chopping up a banana right before her lap dance with Drake saying,

"At first I'm being sexual with the banana, and then it's like, 'Ha-ha, no.' " I ask if she's referring to how the Drake scene immediately follows the kitchen scene. "Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it's always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that's fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything."
Also in the video, there are a few products placed for advertising which actually seem a little out of place. She had her Beats by Dre speakers imprint, her Myx Fusions Moscato, a Victoria's Secret bra, some Air Jordans and a "teatox" drink called MateFit. Weird right? Well, there’s actually a method behind her madness. Money, of course! She said,

"My management team has a division that has a guy that his main focus is to go out there and find new brands for me to do business with or to find brands that would like to be in our videos and contribute to our budget.”

And about the "Anaconda" coverart that almost broke the Internet with countless mems:
"I just said I'll put it out, never thought in a billion years that people would be putting [other] people's heads on it. It's the craziest sh*t."

Read Nicki’s full interview here. GQ’s November issue hits newsstands Oct. 28th.


Wendy Williams On Aaliyah Biopic: ‘Don’t Skate Over [Her Relationship With R. Kelly]‘
This summer, when it was announced that the Aaliyah movie would be produced by Wendy Williams, it left some of the singers’ fans clutching their pearls.  Seeing as though the talk show host was known for spilling the messiest of tea back in her radio days, folks were not sure what to expect from the script once Wendy took the reigns.

Would this biopic start to revolve more around Aaliyah’s personal life than her contribution to music?

According to Wendy, the answer may be “Yes!”  Or at least she’s attempting to get to the bottom of Aaliyah’s life that has been swept under the rug.  In a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel about the movie, Wendy pretty much said we should get ready because she is making sure that the real deal on Aaliyah and R. Kelly’s relationship is exposed in the biopic:
This movie is the first movie we’ve produced and it’s a very big deal. I was not originally apart of the production of this movie but you know when I do ‘Hot Topics,’ I’m just an observer like you. We sometimes tend to criticize except I have a purple chair. So the Aaliyah movie was already being produced and announced and everything and they wanted girls…anyway they were doing things wrong. I was like, ‘Look, if you’re going to make this Aaliyah movie, you gotta get it right, Lifetime. I love you, you’re good at wives who stab their husbands movies, but you gotta get this Aaliyah movie right.’ I was very popular on the radio for Aaliyah’s rise and untimely death. I want to hear about R. Kelly. I want to hear about Missy Elliot. I wanna not just hear about R. Kelly. Don’t skate over it. This needs to be a big plot line. I want to know what her father said when 16-year-old Aaliyah brought home 28-year-old man. I want to know what her mother said. I want to know what her brother said. How did Aaliyah get started? And how did this R. Kelly thing affect her career?
When asked how she was able to get involved with the project, she responded:
I’m criticizing…not criticizing but saying, this is what we want. Next thing you know, the phone rings at Wendy Williams Productions and we’re on.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premieres Saturday November 15 at 8pm on Lifetime


Return Fire: Serena Williams SLAMS Russian Tennis Chief For His "Sexist And Racist" Joke
Serena Williams clapped back at a Russian tennis exec who joked that she and sister Venus should be dubbed "The Williams Brothers."  Find out what she said inside...
Serena Williams, who holds a record 18 Grand slam titles, has made headlines around the globe after responding to a joked she deemed "sexist and racist."

In case you missed it, Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, appeared on a Russian talk show "Evening Urgant" alongside former Olympic singles champion Elena Dementieva who was asked what it was like playing against the Williams sisters. Before Elena could respond, Shamil piped in calling Serena and Venus the 'Williams brothers' and adding 'It's scary when you really look at them."

Although the comments were made in Russian, a quick translation let folks around the world know that he was being a jackass!  And Shamil didn't get away with it! He was slapped with a one-year suspension by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. But it didn't end there....
Serena spoke out about the Shamil's comments yesterday during a press conference for the start of the WTA Tour Finals,

'I think the WTA did a great job of taking (the) initiative and taking immediate action to his comments. I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying.  But the WTA and the USTA (U.S. Tennis Association) did a wonderful job of making sure that -- in this day of age, 2014 for someone with his power, it's really unacceptable to make such bullying remarks"

And Serena got a co-sign from Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, who chimed in, "I think they were very disrespectful and uncalled for and I'm glad that many people have stood up, including the WTA, It was very inappropriate, especially in his position and all the responsibilities that he has not just in sport, but being part of the Olympic committee.'

Following the worldwide backlash, Shamil released an apology via Russia's tennis federation saying,
"Serena and Venus (Williams) are without doubts outstanding athletes. The situation that has spontaneously emerged during the late night chat show had a bad influence on the perception of tennis in general and splits our friendly and cohesive team. I'm sorry that the joke which was taken out of context and attracted so much attention."

IDIOT!


Fantasia’s Rumored Husband Gets Her Name Tattooed On His Chest
Now, we know it’s real!
Getting a tattoo of your boo’s name or face spells death and can sometimes put a spell on the relationship. So far that’s come true for Nas and Kelis, Wiz and Amber, and Mariah and Nick. But we definitely hope that won’t be the case for Fantasia and her rumored husband, Kendall Taylor.
Fantasia’s man let the singer know that his love for her was real by getting a tattoo of her name right on his chest. The huge piece also serves as notice that the COO is also the singer’s protector because her name is actually part of a larger piece. Covering his entire left pectoral and shoulder is a tattoo of a suit of armor, which has Fanny’s name inked right in the middle.
Fantasia shared [and deleted] the artwork on her Instagram, with the caption:
“Loyalty does not come Cheap!!!”
She also confirmed that she has an amazing relationship with her ex Antwaun Cook when she posted a photo of their son Dallas (who is too damn cute by the way) with Antwaun’s other kids and captioned it:
Dallas and His Brothers.. He Loves Spending time with them.. I Thank God For The Growth and The Great Relationship I have with His Stepmom and Dad.. Growth and change… 
It’s been a rocky road but it looks as though everyone has moved on and the drama is way behind them.


Jennifer Hudson Won’t Blame Fame for Breaking Up with Longtime Boyfriend
Jennifer-Hudson*Jennifer Hudson may have fame on her side nowadays, but that isn’t why the relationship with the man who previously captured her heart fell through.
According to the former “American Idol” contestant, it was something else that ended the romance.
“Yeah, I grew up with him… His name was James (see his photo below). We used to call him ‘Bear, Bear,’” Hudson told NecoleBitchie.com. “But he was my childhood sweetheart. He has a baby now. He moved to somewhere else. So that’s all I know about him now. Yeah, we all grew up together.”
As for the exact reason the singer and James broke up, Hudson wouldn’t go there. Instead she set the record straight on rumors of the split resulting from her newfound fame at the time.

“I think [him proposing if I won an Oscar] was a made up story at the time,” said Hudson. “When we broke up, it wasn’t the fame. I don’t want to put his business out there. It ain’t my place to tell. And maybe that’s a part of the private side to Jennifer but I just like to give people their respect to be honest. And he’s kind of like family to this day and I’m not going to put him on blast. I’m not going to do him like that.”
Despite being tight-lipped regarding the cause of the split, Hudson did confess that she was the one who initiated the demise of the eight-year relationship.
“It was my choice [to breakup]. Definitely,” she shared. “But it was nothing new or foreign like nothing out of the blue like he didn’t know what was going on. It had nothing to do with my fame at all. It was not an issue pertaining to that.”
Fame may not have been the cause, but the singer understands that it can make having something with someone special more of a challenge.
“It is difficult with [this] type of lifestyle and being a strong woman and being in any type of relationship,” Hudson stated. “Which I’ve eventually come to learn when dealing with people. Or males at times have issues when they are with a successful woman. Or even, it’s weird. And I mean that in general. Across the board. It’s something I’ve noticed in a lot of situations when it comes to successful women or strong women.”
For Hudson’s full interview with Necole Bitchie, click here.


Beyonce POSES It Up In Front Of The London Eye
Beyonce is on her flawless ish in London. And she’s slaying, per usual.

After dining with her hubby Jay Z and singer Adele earlier this week, the “Flawless” one got on her model behavior, posing it up outside with the London Eye ferris wheel as her backdrop.

During some down time, Mrs. Carter took the photoshoot to her terrace overlooking the city in a sexy high-slit black skirt and white crop top. And she's still rocking her new bangs she debuted recently.
In an outfit-of-the-day mini shoot, the “Blow” singer flossed in a Balenciaga printed top and mini skirt accessorized with a Moynat & Pharrell Williams train clutch. The superproducer teamed up with the French bag/luggage maker to create a line of locomotive shaped bags.
And she posted up this close-up shot of her in that super short StyleStalker "Love On Top" romper that she wore while out on the town with Jay and Adele. Hot!


New COUPLE ALERT: Columbus Short's New Girlfriend Rasheeda Says She’s NOT Afraid Of Him!
They found love in a hopeless place.
Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short is in a new romantic relationship. And his new chick claims she’s not afraid of him, despite allegations from his estranged wife Tanee McCall that he tried to kill her.

Meet Rasheeda Russell. She’s a naturalista, an Instagram "personality", and health food junkie mother-of-two of Jamaican decent. Rasheeda and Columbus met while he was in Barbados for Crop Over (during the time he was wanted by police in the States) acting a fool.
Rasheeda (some reports are calling her Rashida, but she actually spells her name Rasheeda) is stanning for her man, claiming her new beau’s violent/criminal past doesn’t scare her one bit because he’s totally submissive and treats her like a queen.
According to reports, Columbus moved her from New York to Atlanta (where he currently resides), despite being evicted from his California apartment after falling behind on rent recently. She says she's helping Columbus keep his life in order. His new chick is making sure he’s present for scheduled appearances and keeping him focused as he works on his music.

And you know, nothing is official until you post it up on social media. Columbus made Rasheeda his #WCW a few days ago saying:
And for those of you "hatin'" on their new relationship, she posted this....
Alrighty then.  Wonder what his OTHER new chick he was parading around the 'Gram back in August thinks about all this...


Lifestyle For Him: Valentino Hawk Patchwork Wool Blend Coat
This is a beautiful coat by Valentino. The design and construction is GREAT!
And now…the price: $8390.


AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES 

‘NO NIKES FOR MIKEY’
Sure it gives you some added height but good luck dunking in those heels. You ain’t no Juwanna Mann, I can tell you that much.


HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!
EFREM

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