Nia Long Goes Nude For ‘Allure’
Nia Long better werk!
As you know, each year, Allure Magazine rounds up a bunch of celebs to take it all off for their annual nude issue, and this time it’s Nia Long who’s giving us a peek at her “Naked Truth.” The new spread features Nia butt naked in the sand while her hand covers all the right places.
43-years-old never looked so good!
Inside, she reveals:
Posing nude is probably the most uncomfortable thing ever, and not from a spiritual sense. I’m still going naked. I can still take it off—two babies later. The point is to capture the true essence of beauty in our most comfortable state—and that is nude.
This isn’t the first time “The Single Moms Club” actress has bared it all for a magazine. A few years ago, she posed nude while pregnant for the cover of Ebony.
Nia Long Allure Nude 2
How did you prep for today’s shoot?
“I ran for 45 minutes this morning, and I haven’t eaten a morsel. As soon as this is over, I’m grabbing a burger.”
Have you ever skinny-dipped?
“Oh, yes. It’s kind of a thing I do on the regular.”
Are there any body parts that make you self-conscious?
“When you have kids, your body changes drastically. My boobs are not the same as they were before, I’m not going to lie.”
Amber Rose Poses For UNLEASH’D Magazine
Amber Rose gets fab on 4 different covers of UNLEASH’D magazine. Amber posed for pics that consisted of some vibrant colors (all but the lower right) - including one in which she’s serving face while rockin’ a burnt orange fur and matching lip, and another of her in a fitted neon yellow dress.
She shared the covers on Instagram, writing: “Cast ur vote with @unleashd_mag for ur favorite cover! #AmberRose #unleashedmagazine.” And, while on set of the shoot, she didn’t hesitate to twerk sum as A$AP Ferg‘s “Shabba” played in the background.
Take a closer look at the covers below..
“Just a lil lite twerk at the @unleashd_mag shoot thx @priscillaono for making me look so beautiful and @sammyandjudy for the dope threads.” – Amber
Questlove Shares Thoughts On Hip-Hop's Cultural Impact
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots has long been considered one of music's most knowledgeable minds. Considering Questlove established his foundation drumming for one of the world's most popular Hip-Hop groups, his thoughts on where the genre is and where it can go are worth observing.
In a weekly series launched by New York Magazine's Vulture blog, the column will examine how Black music has been shaped by Black culture over the past 50 years. Questlove offers the first of six essays in total to come.
I have wondered about this for years, and worried about it for just as many years. It's kept me up at night or kept me distracted during the day. And after looking far and wide, I keep coming back to the same answer, which is this: The reason is simple. The reason is plain. Once hip-hop culture is ubiquitous, it is also invisible. Once it's everywhere, it is nowhere.
What once offered resistance to mainstream culture (it was part of the larger tapestry, spooky-action style, but it pulled at the fabric) is now an integral part of the sullen dominant. Not to mention the obvious backlash conspiracy paranoia: Once all of black music is associated with hip-hop, then Those Who Wish to Squelch need only squelch one genre to effectively silence an entire cultural movement.
The entire column shows Questlove accepting his position as a successful recording artist. It also delves into the idea that Hip-Hop shouldn't be seen as some monolithic catchall term that gets attached to anything culturally relevant emerging from the minds of Black people. It's definitely worth a read.
Check out Questlove's column in Vulture Mag
Eve Celebrates Her Bachelorette Party
Happiness sure looks good on Eve.
With her wedding date fast approaching, the former First Lady of Ruff Ryders and Pitbull in a skirt, had her bachelorette party on Friday night surrounded by close friends and family.
The rapper/actress was joined by Mashonda and a small group of friends as she celebrated her last remaining days as Miss Jeffers before she becomes Mrs. Maximillion Cooper.
Catch the pics
She posted on Instagram:
Thanku to all my girls for tonight. The best #bachelorette party #ever #girlsnightout #almostmrscooper #fun I FEEL SO SPECIAL ️️️
Back in December, her millionaire tycoon fiancé popped the big question on Christmas Day, and the two are said to be getting get married in Ibiza in June.
Welcome to the next chapter Eve!
Kate, Cameron, Leslie & Nicki Bring “The Other Woman” To Hollywood
Bringing their flick to Hollywood, the girls of “The Other Woman” stepped out for the Los Angeles premiere on Monday night (April 21).
Kate Upton looked dazzling in a silver cocktail dress as she posed alongside co-stars Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz.
In addition, cast members Nicki Minaj and Taylor Kinney struck a pose on the red carpet before heading inside to watch the flick.
Per the synopsis, “After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB.”
“The Other Woman” hits theaters on Friday (April 25)!
Ex NBA and ‘Basketball Wives’ Star Eric Williams Maybe Homeless!!
Former NBA and Basketball Wives star Eric Williams made over $40 million in his career.
Williams played for the Celtics, Nuggets, Cavaliers, Nets, Raptors, Spurs, and Bobcats during his NBA career—was due in court in Colorado recently in order to attend a child support hearing. Well, the former Basketball Wives cast member didn’t show up because, according to him, he is broke right now. Additionally, he revealed that he never received a citation from the court to make an appearance because the citation “was not delivered to my home address as I have no home.”
In the letter Williams says he currently volunteers at an unnamed non-profit organization. “I’m in the rebuilding stages of my life,” he writes. Oh well!
Tia Mowry & Cory Hardrict Get Cutesy On Romantic Mexican Vacay
"Instant Mom" star Tia Mowry and her Transcendence star husband Cory booked it to Los Cabos for a romantic weekend getaway. They celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary, and the super cute twosome are sharing pics for all their fans to get a peek:
EBONY magazine cover girl Tia, rocking a fab Free People slip gown above, shared she's growing her natural curls out again, and it looks super cute.
Beach days and romantic nights....must be nice....
Happy anniversary Tia & Cory!
New Music: Mya “Same Page” (Ft. Eric Bellinger)
Mya is back with new music. Her new EP, Sweet XVI, celebrates the 16th anniversary of her self-titled debut album. The D.C. native teams up with singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger on “Same Page.”
It’s good feeling when that special someone’s into you, just as much as you’re into him/her – and that’s what the duo’s singing about on the new tune. Listen as Eric complements Mya’s sweet vocals on “Same Page,” plus check out other songs from the EP, inside.
The Game Accuses Tiffney Cambridge Of Brainwashing His Kids
The Marrying The Game drama between rapper The Game and Tiffney Cambridge seems to be going from bad to worse. And their kids have been thrown in the middle.
This past weekend, Game took to his Instagram once again to vent to his followers, while revealing that he hasn’t seen his kids in over a month and Tiffney is brainwashing their kids to believe he is a terrible father. He wrote:
“First off, I’d like to say.. Before you read this, I’d like to say I love my fans & sometimes venting to you guys is my ONLY therapy. The moment i decided to be famous… I waived the right to privacy & surrendered myself to my music & my fans….. & to be honest, I try to keep most of it in on some G s*** but everyone has a BREAKING POINT & my weakness is my children.
Loving them too much has turned them into weapons to be used against me. & I say that to say, today I am……. LUCKY: I got to spend Easter & eat lunch with my 1st born. UN-LUCKY: haven’t got to spend time with both of my younger kids in over a month. FACTS: My 3 year old daughter told my mom that her mother told her that I am very bad man & a terrible father furthermore brainwashing Cali to harbor hate towards me preventing her from even wanting to speak to me. 3 year olds just don’t make these things up. MORE FACTS: I have dedicated my entire life to being the best father possible, ensuring my children are loved, cared for & have been provided for everyday since they were born.
QUESTIONS: How come men that fully take care of their children financially & are 100% emotionally & physically available and want to be fathers have to beg to see their children & are deprived….. & men that are dead beats, that don’t do s*** for their kids are begged to be in their child’s lives & have to give nothing ?? Sometimes situations like this make n—as wish they were DEAD BEATS…. Them n—as got it easy !!!! No responsibility & ain’t got to drop a dime or invest anytime at all with their kids.. Just bust a nut & be gone. ANSWER: That’s Life. CALI & JUSTICE…. Your father loves you with all his heart & I hope you two had a wonderful Easter. This will be the 1st Easter since your births I wasn’t allowed to be apart of. No kids, no call, no happy Easter, no nothing…. The thanks I get for being an OUTSTANDING father their entire life !!! As my nigga @champagnepapi would say: “They Ain’t Got No Awards For That” #Trophies”
Although Game has been blaming Tiffney for keeping his kids away from him, Tiffney tells a far different story. According to TMZ, she fears for the safety of her kids after Game broke her nose last month and also injured the kids in the process:
Cambridge says in her docs the fight turned so violent, a table broke, injuring both kids. She says their 3-year-old daughter yelled for help because her leg was bleeding … and Game got even more ferocious when Cambridge went to help her.
According to the docs, he told Cambridge, “Move the f*** out the way” and called her a b-tch while tearing her clothing and repeatedly hitting her torso with his closed fist. She claims he also yelled, “I will end it all.”
Cambridge says after the fight … Game refused to let her leave … telling the children that if Mommy called police, both Mommy and Daddy would go to jail.
She says Game eventually allowed her to take the kids and go. She went to the hospital the next day, where she says she learned her nose was broken.
First of all, a woman by no means should ever keep a man from seeing his kids, BUT if he did become violent, it’s understandable why she’d be reluctant to allow him to see the kids at this time.
Who’s telling the truth?
It was all good just a few months ago! HMMMMMMM!
Karrine Stephens Mentoring Montana Fishburne
Four years ago Laurence Fishburne’s daughter Montana Fishburne thought it would be a good idea to release a skin flick with Vivid Entertainment. It wasn’t. Now that she’s ready to turn her life around, Karrine [formerly known as Superhead] Steffans, has taken Montana under her wing.
According to Always A List Montana Fishburne is penning a fitness blog for Karrine’s website I’m so F’n Gorgeous.com
Karrine tells Always A List
“It may seem like a stretch to you but physical fitness and health are major parts of Montana’s life. The kid knows her stuff! Now, is she bat s—t crazy otherwise? Maybe. But we’re not here for her life advice; we’re here for toned abs and an ass that won’t quit.”
Kerry Washington Reveals The Struggle Of Filming "Scandal" While PREGNANT
In the latest issue of THR, Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington revealed that this was her most challenging season...because of her pregnancy. Kerry, who's expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, opened up about the creative ways producers and stylists had to work around her belly and how the pregnancy affected her "Olivia Pope" character.
What was the hardest scene for you to film this season?
I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person [Olivia Pope] with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy. It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least. I've learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her. It's interesting that Olivia has had such a dark season and that's been hard, too. I have my own understanding about who she is and to watch her go through and have to embody some of the things Olivia had to go through this season has really been challenging. I've always talked about my favorite thing about the character being the balance between her strength and vulnerability, so to be this very strong woman in these very dark periods of emotional vulnerability has been hard -- and fun (laughs).
What do you think about all the creative ways Scandal has concealed your pregnancy? Is there one that stood out to you?
I'm just grateful for how hard everybody has worked to maintain the authenticity of this character in this world. I'm grateful to [costume designer] Lyn Paolo and all our producers. The decision of whether or not a character would be on similar journey, I had nothing to do with that decision. I trust Shonda with all things. I feel very grateful that we have such an amazing team that was able to protect the character within the context of what the actress was going through.
And Neutrogena's newest brand ambassador thanked her Gladiators for taking the ultra rocky ride of season 3:
There is NO way to describe my gratitude for every single one of u #Gladiators ❤️ We would not exist without your support. Miss ya already!
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 18, 2014
ABC has yet to announce the renewal of "Scandal" for Season 4. But we all know it will come.....It better.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘#TEAMTWERK VS. #TEAMAPPLEBOTTOMS’
When it comes to being bootylicious everyone knows of the vicious rivalry between the twerk team and the apple bottoms. Which side of the crack does your allegiance fall on?
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!