Model Joan Smalls is on the cover of Glamour Mag for October 2016
Along with It girls Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Upton, Joan Smalls is one of Glamour's October 2016 cover stars!
The Puerto Rican-born Victoria's Secret Angel, who recently caught our eye on the VMAs red carpet, is positively glowing in a flirty asymmetrical dress on the glossy front page of her spread, which, once you peer inside, is packed with a high-fashion edge, structured leather, and even a chopped red wig.
Believe it or not, it gets better. In her telling interview with the magazine — available on newsstands Sept. 13 — Joan opened up about everything from how to make it as a model to her curves and why she doesn't diet. Read on for a sneak peek at what she had to say. Then, scroll ahead to see her seriously impressive hula hoop skills before admiring her best fitness Instagrams.
On her career success: "I had a game plan: Make sure to get an exclusive. Shoot with this photographer. Go to events. Be social. But also being black and Hispanic, you have so much to prove to yourself and your family and everybody back home. I wanted to prove to people it doesn't matter if you come from a small little island, that you can make it in this industry."
On wishing she were curvier: "Everyone does, especially when you're younger and guys don't like you because you're flat-chested and have skinny legs. I would double up my socks so my calves looked bigger. But around junior high school, my attitude changed. I was like, It is what it is."
On how she stays so fit: "I don't diet. I'm Puerto Rican! You can never take my rice, pork, and beans away. Plus, I love to cook. I'm one of those people who stay in the kitchen standing while everything is cooking, checking on everything. I picked that up from my grandmother. So yeah, I'm still going to indulge. I just do the extra 10 minutes at the gym. I've been boxing since college."
On her hope for the beauty industry: "I'd like to see more beauty campaigns for girls who are mixed Latina and black. And if I'm in them, that's great, but overall there's a scarcity there. Companies need to be more mindful of the world we live in and who their consumer is."
#RhoA: Is Cynthia Bailey dating Malcom Jamal Warner?
Rumor has it that Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey is back to dating after she announced her divorce with her now estranged husband Peter Thomas earlier this summer.
Bailey shared a photo of herself and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, who is most notably known for his role as Theo Huxtable in the iconic sitcom The Cosby Show, recently. And it definitely has viewers convinced that she and Warner are Hollywood’s newest couple.
Bailey left the caption pretty simple with, “Me & @malcolmjamalwarner got a chance to catch up last night. We go waaaaay back #bmwmomentum #servigalafundraiser #ivorycoast” but the selfie was enough for fans to tell Bailey he could be her next boo.
“Beautiful couple…Keep it going”
“I see power couple…”
“He’s your soul mate Cynthia!”
“Gosh I hope y’all are dating!”
“Well you sure have my stamp of approval! That’s what I’m talking about!!”
Interestingly enough, rumors also suggested that Bailey was getting back with Leon Robinson, the father of her daughter Noelle Robinson.
It was reported that the two were moving back in together in July.
Blogger Tamara Tattles reported, “Cynthia and her daughter have been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles in the last year. I expect her to be moving there or back to New York City sooner than you might think. Coincidently, Noelle’s father, Leon, has residences in both places…So I expect to see this family all living in the same place soon.”
There is no word on whether Bailey will return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
'Empire' season 3 spoilers news: Jussie Smollett teases new love interest for Jamal; Becky to leave Empire?
The Lyons are back for "Empire" season 3 which airs Sept. 21 9 p.m. ET on Fox Network.
Jamal (Jussie Smollett) might be struggling to find his voice again after being tragically shot last season, but he will meet a dashing new love interest when hit Fox musical drama "Empire" season 2 returns later this month.
"Murder in the First" star Juan Antonio recently landed a role on the series as Phillip, Jamal's new boyfriend. He is a military vet running a PTSD counseling and support group where Jamal attends. "It's someone that for the first time, gives no f—s about his fame," Smollett hinted. "Could not care less and not in a disrespectful way. He just genuinely is not affected by the money or the success or the fame and it's a very, very honest relationship."
Meanwhile, Jamal's best friend Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) will find herself in the middle of a tough situation in season 3. Her loyalty to the Lyons will be tested when her boyfriend J Poppa signs with a new recording label and asks her to leave Empire with him for good. "Becky has loyalty to this place," Sidibe told Entertainment Weekly. "Becky has loyalty to Lucious and all of the Lyons and she can't imagine leaving it. But she might have to start thinking about doing so."
WOW this is getting interesting. But stay tunes we only have a few more days until the premiere on Fox Sept 21!
New Music: Chris Brown Feat. Aaliyah & Static Major – Charge It To The Game (No Love) [Full, Unreleased]
Over the weekend, an unreleased goodie surfaced online. Previously previewed as a very short snippet in 2014, a record that Chris Brown was working on, that included unreleased vocals by Aaliyah and Playa member Static Major, has now leaked in full!
The origin of the record, from our understanding, is that Brown had access to some unreleased Aaliyah vocal tracks while he was working on his album X. Most of you will easily remember the actual single he released featuring Baby Girl, “Don’t Think They Know.”
This record, as it can be heard now, features a lot more of Aaliyah. Granted it’s still rough, but anytime we can hear the angelic vocals of the late Aaliyah, it is well welcomed.
“If you ain’t no good, you ain’t no good / You gets no love in my hood,” sings Breezy and Aaliyah on the chorus.
Check it out HERE!
What do you think?
New Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint Freestyle’
Nicki Minaj sounds off on her newly released “The Pinkprint Freestyle.” The Young Money Queen boasts about them Ms in her bank account, shouts out her YMCMB boss and calls Young M.A. the female Jay, while rapping over the beat for “Ooouuu.”
Known to rock Chanel on the regular, she spits a line mentioning the label – and also name drops Harambe as a reference to how she’s handling her rivals. To close things out, she transitions to a dancehall-esque beat, where she incorporates lyrics from M.I.A.‘s “Paper Planes.”
Rock with Nick HERE:
Prayers Up! NBA Baller Jrue Holiday finds out his Pregnant Wife Is Diagnosed With Brain Tumor
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will miss the start of the season to care for his pregnant wife Lauren Holiday who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Jrue and his wife, a 28-year-old retired soccer star, two-time gold medalist and 2015 World Cup winner, were devastated to learn that doctors found a benign tumor on the right side of her brain in June. The couple got the sad news when she was about six months along in her pregnancy. She’s due to have their first child together in October.
While the tumor is benign, operable and luckily not a threat to their unborn daughter, Lauren has to undergo surgery to have it removed. However, the brain surgery will need to wait until after Lauren gives birth, pushing the procedure and her recovery into the NBA regular season.
The 26-year-old NBA baller told NOLA.com:
"My family comes before basketball. I'm obviously blessed to play this game and be in the position I am in, but my wife is the most important thing in the world to me. She comes before anything else."
While this should be a joyous time for the couple, Jrue is remaining optimistic about the unfortunate situation.
"Obviously, we were and are still very excited about the birth of our first child, but our focus shifted from having this magnificent blessing to making sure everything is going to be OK with Lauren and the child. Our priorities right now are being able to manage Lauren's symptoms and still have a fairly healthy pregnancy."
Jrue also said his the Pelicans organization -- who agree he should be spending this time being a husband and a dad-to-be -- has been very supportive of his decision.
"The Pelicans have been great. There wasn't any pressure to be with the team or to choose between my team and my wife. They told me to be a husband first. I don't think they know how much their support means to me and my family."
Well that's one silver lining.
Jrue and Lauren met as students at UCLA and later married in July 2013, the same month he was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Pelicans. Lauren retired from playing soccer in the prime of her career to start a family with Jrue.
Prayers up for the couple and their families!
All aboard The Beyonce Soul Train Line! Celebrates B-Day with Soul Train Theme!
After hitting up the Made in America festival in Philadelphia on her birthday, Beyoncé followed up with Soul Train-themed party to celebrate her 35th.
Everybody in attendance rock’d their attire fit for the occasion, and the woman of the hour was gorgeous in a shimmery, multicolored number.
The guest list included Jay Z, Bey’s sister Solange and her husband, Alan Ferguson, and son Juelz, her fellow Destiny’s Child members – Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams – Usher, LaLa and Carmelo Anthony, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Diddy and Cassie, Serena Williams, Chance the Rapper and many more.
Beyoncé was spotted getting down on the Soul Train line, and also Blue Ivy wishing her a Happy Birthday.
Looks like it was fun times all around!
Chris Brown Speaks Out After Arrest: 'My Character's Been Defaced'!
Last week Chris Brown was released on $250k bond after being arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a thieving house guest. Chris speaks about the arrest claiming his character has been defaced. He says "I cannot wait till the truth comes to light about this incident and this situation. You know, because my character's been defaced and who I am as a person and my integrity," Brown, 27, says in the clip. "I'm glad that all my real supporters know me, and know the truth and they'll see the truth."
WATCH IT HERE:
Stevie J Will NOT Go to Jail Over Child Support Case, Credits God
Stevie J, real name Steven Jordan, will not be spending time behind bars any time soon.
On Tuesday, the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star updated his fans on Instagram, noting that the judge has decided that he will not go to jail. He shared a message about the positive news, posing with one of his daughter’s. Stevie credits God for his win in court.
As previously reported, last week Stevie, who is reportedly expecting a child with LHHA’s Joseline Hernandez, shared that he was going to jail over the situation.
Not playing no games. No fakes no phonies real niggas only. Shout out to my reals ones locked up. #freefaceoff #freecoreyjacobs #freeloon #freedevaloso #Freelenlo bout to do this time starting next week, sum thing light for this child support case. My kids love me & I love them & that’s all that matters. Period. Fake industry niggas stand clear Danger Zone only! Trust no one. #freescrapdeleon #freeworld
REPORT -- Ed Hartwell Calls The Cops To The Home He Shared With Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight Pulliam packed up Ed's ish and threw it into the garage because she refused to let him inside the house, this according to an insider close to Ed Hartwell.
Apparently, the 8-months-pregnant actress isn't here for letting the man who blindsided her with a divorce into the house. Even after they reportedly pre-arranged a time for Ed to come pick up his stuff. Ed recently called the cops to escort him into his own house, despite Keshia's mother allegedly being told by her daughter not to let him inside.
Page Six reports:
Insiders say that former NFL player Hartwell, who blindsided his pregnant wife in July when he filed for divorce without telling her, arrived at the home they used to share in the Sandy Springs suburb of Atlanta at an arranged time.
Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on the once-beloved NBC show, wasn’t home, but sources say her mother said that her daughter had left instructions that Hartwell wasn’t to be allowed in the house.
We’re told his belongings had been packed into boxes and left in a garage, but Hartwell — who had rented the home with his wife during their six-month marriage — claimed some of his things were missing. A friend of Hartwell’s says he called the police to help him enter the house, where he collected the rest of his things with a police escort. “It hurt his feelings,” said an insider, “It’s just Keshia being petty.”
Say What Now? Russian Blogger Faces 5 Years in Jail for Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ in Public
The hype around ‘Pokémon Go’ seems to have mostly died down stateside, but people other countries are still excitedly trying to catch ’em all.
One Russian blogger has gotten himself in trouble with local authorities for trying to catch Pokémon in church.
via Vocativ: Thousands of users on Twitter, Facebook, and Russia’s largest social network, Vkontakte, are calling for the release of a popular Russian blogger who was detained for playing Pokémon Go inside a church in Yekaterinburg. People both inside and outside Russia are coming to his defense, using the hashtag #FreeSokolovsky (#??????????????????? in Russian) an effort to free him from detention.
The blogger, Ruslan Sokolovsky, is being held for two months, Russia’s investigative committee said in a Saturday statement, the AFP reported. He was charged with offending religious sensibilities, as well as with inciting hatred, after posting a YouTube video of himself playing the augmented reality game during prayer in a cathedral in mid-August, the AFP reported.
Earlier this year, a segment on a Russian state news network warned players against playing Pokémon Go in churches or at the country’s borders, suggesting that such actions could result in arrest and jail time, according to reports. In his recent video, Sokolovsky challenges the ban in churches, asking “who the hell can get offended from walking with a smartphone in a church?” He now faces five years in jail.
All this for fake little creatures? It’s not even worth it.
Gretchen Carlson And Fox Settle Her Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $20M
Fox is said to have agreed to pay former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson $20 million to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes — and apologized for the discriminatory treatment she said she experienced from him and others.
Carlson “exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism” during her tenure, Fox says. “We are proud that she was part of the Fox News team. We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”
Carlson says that she’s “gratified” by Fox’s “decisive action” adding that she’s “ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace…. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded.”
A filing that her lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, made at New Jersey Superior Court today — although it’s dated August 30 — says that Carlson is voluntarily dismissing her action “in its entirety with prejudice.”
Vanity Fair was first to report the $20 million settlement figure. It also says that Fox is preparing to settle two additional sexual harassment cases against Ailes.
The settlement follows a devastating report Friday from New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman that said Carlson had secretly recorded conversations where she alleged that Ailes had harassed her. The story charged that Ailes had created a “culture of fear at Fox” and “was known for monitoring employee emails and phone conversations and hiring private investigators.” But with FNC’s financial success “Ailes became untouchable.” Rupert Murdoch, who controls 21st Century Fox, “tolerated Ailes’s abusiveness because he was pleased with the results.”
Ailes seemed ready to counterattack: He hired Charles Harder, the lawyer Hulk Hogan used in a successful suit that charged Gawker Media with violating his privacy. Harder told New York to hold on to documents used in Sherman’s story for a possible suit charging the magazine with defamation.
Rupert Murdoch, now Fox’s co-executive chairman, took charge of Fox News on July 21 when he and his sons — co-executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch — cut Ailes loose. An internal investigation found that Ailes had also come on to FNC superstar Megyn Kelly and others.
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