Serena Williams Covers InStyle’s August 2018 Issue
Serena Williams covers the August 2018 issue of InStyle. Here’s some excerpts from the interview.
On finding “the one” [her husband Alexis Ohanian]: “I had this sense, like, ‘I’m going to marry this guy, but I’m not ready yet, but I know I’m going to marry this guy.’ I didn’t know his world at all, but I’ve always been tech-savvy. I had a few investments before I met him, and I wanted to know more. So we started talking, just as friends. Just casually chatting. I was getting hot when he was talking about it all [laughs]… I don’t know – I love his world.”
On playing tennis after the birth of her daughter Olympia: I’m in the locker room pumping before a match because my boobs are so big. When I pump, they go down a size or two and I go out and play. It’s crazy. So I feed her, and then she snuggles with me, which is the best part of my day. Then we play, and after that I sneak away to practice, usually around 8 a.m. The only rule I have at practice is to be done at 1 p.m., because as much as I love tennis, I need to be with her.
On her message to girls who don’t really feel they have a voice: “Being a girl is not easy—in some areas especially. You have to be really brave. And I realize I am saying this from the United States, so I have an opportunity to speak more than the next person—I’m saying that with the understanding that maybe they can’t. It’s really just about being aware and educating yourself so you can help other people be aware. Once you do that, even if you reach one person, that’s more than none.” Get more HERE
Cover: The Row Dress | Eric Javits Hat
First Image:The Row Dress | Bulgari Bracelets | Audemars Piguet Watch | Rings, worn throughout, her own
Second Image: Gottex Swimsuit | Gucci Earrings
Hair: Angela Meadows
Makeup: Natasha Gross
Manicure: Naomi Gonzalez for Artists by Timothy Priano
#RHoA: OOOH LOOK, Kandi and Kenya Bumped Into Each Other At The Airport and showed some love to each other.
Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore are both busy women who are always on the go, but when their paths do cross, it's always a good time.
This time, the Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars ran into each other in the airport while waiting to catch their flights and handle some business.
Moore, who announced that she and husband Marc Daly, are expecting their first child together during the season 10 reunion of the hit reality series, proudly showed off her growing baby bump before takeoff and mom of two Burruss couldn't pass on a chance to rub on Moore's bump.
It looks like Burruss will definitely be on Auntie duty when Baby Daly arrives. But the real question is, Is she, or isn’t she going to be an Atlanta Housewife?
#Empire: It’s Official, Nicole Ari Parker Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 Of Fox Drama
Giselle is on the move. Nicole Ari Parker, who joined Empire as a recurring midway through this past fourth season, has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming fifth season of Fox’s hip-hop-themed family drama.
Parker, who appeared in five episodes last season, plays Giselle Barker, Eddie Barker’s (Forest Whitaker) beautiful trophy ex-wife. Season 5 finds Giselle stepping out of the shadow of her ex in an effort to seize power herself. Along the way she’ll tackle grudges, make unexpected alliances and find a surprising love interest.
Empire, from creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox TV, is Fox’s No.2 series in adults 18-49 and total viewers. Parker joins returning series regulars Terence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah and Andre Royo. Brett Mahoney is the executive producer/showrunner.
Parker, who is recurring on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, is repped by Gersh and LINK.
#RnBFLASHBACK: Peabo Bryson ‘I’m So Into You’
Today we are diggin’ in the crates and reminiscing from the legendary Peabo Bryson. His 1978 hit ‘I’m so Into You’ for a classic for the ages and helped personify Bryson as a Soul Singer! Of course he went on to be very successful in the industry. But let’s just stay focused on this song. So sit back and lets reminisce to it
Don’t forget, Bryson will release his new album Stand For Love, which was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The project will be released on Jam & Lewis' newly reactivated label, Perspective Records.
#HipHopNews: The Game Threatens To Kill 3 Men Who Allegedly Tried To Burglarize His Home
LOS ANGELES, CA – While The Game was attending the 2018 BET Awards festivities on Saturday (June 23), he was almost the victim of a burglary.
According to a recent Instagram post from the Los Angeles rap heavyweight, three men were caught on camera attempting to break into his California home. In the caption, he not only explains what happened but also vows to take drastic action if he ever catches them.
So this past Saturday night, 3 niggas thought they could catch me slippin while I was out enjoying #BETweekend festivities & attempt to burglarize my home. These niggas was on the ground checking the windows & doors for sensors & once they saw house was secure, & my 2 Rottweilers were in the crib they aborted mission. The 1st nigga walk look hella familiar & I’m on it !!! The second nigga got a @andreberto’s clothing line “Harvest” hoodie on... (Berto my nigga so it got nothing to do with him) but I’m on that too !!! Y’all idiots really three deep wit one baby ass flash light ??? What y’all gone do, flash my dogs to death ?? They also covered their faces with their hands & towels (they were going to use to break glass) as they walked past all of the cameras..... What they didn’t realize wit they dumb ass is the neighbors got cameras too & where they parked they car the plate was visible.... No need to call police, we gone see how you like niggas in all black at yo crib !!! But fuck all the dumb shit, #BETWeekend is over & I’ll be home waiting so please come back tonite so I can put all three of you niggas in caskets for even thinking I’m the nigga that’s gone let you violate my home & leave breathing !!!! A place where my children lay their heads at night will never be disrespected on my watch !!! If & when you come back “I’M KILLING ALL THREE OF YOU NIGGAS ON SIGHT” !!! So if you wanna lose your life over some Xbox’s & A few TV’s.... by all means, pull up & hop that gate again... ME & DRACO WILL BE WAITING !!!!! - Sincerely, THE GAME #TellMyPOillGoBackToJailBeforeiAllowNiggasToPlayMe #SorryNotSorry #ThisIsHowNiggasGetKilledOverDumbShit
The Game’s hashtags indicate he’d rather go back to jail than let people violate his home.
#ICON Janet Jackson To Receive The Icon Award At The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
BMI, the global leader in rights management, is proud to announce that music superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
The event will be held Thursday, August 30 at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton.
“As one of the most influential entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson’s artistry and music transcends generations and has inspired many with messages of empowerment that can be heard throughout her rich catalog of music,” said Brewton. “She is the definition of an icon, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor.”
Jackson joins an elite group of recipients who have received BMI’s Icon Award for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Past recipients have included Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, James Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Al Green among others.
It’s been an amazing year for Janet, who just took home the first-ever Impact Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards this past Saturday. In May, she was honored with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards.
Following her show-stopping performance, she delivered a powerful speech. “For all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” said Janet. “It’s a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination.
Next up, Janet Jackson will headline the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans on July 8. Following that she will continue a run of her “State of the World Tour” throughout North America, kicking off July 11 in Austin, TX.
Oh My Fellas! Gabrielle Union’s is Bootylicious over in Ibiza Spain!
It should be a crime for Gabrielle Union to wear anything but a bikini, and we think Dwyane Wade would agree.
Just one month after their PDA session in France, the happy couple are in Ibiza soaking up that Mediterranean sun, and Gabby is driving us crazy flaunting her insanely perfect beach body. Running around on the beach, she was rocking a tiny, metallic string bikini and spent some time cuddling up with her hubby.
Our jaws are literally on the floor looking at the 45-year-old actress’ rock-hard abs and bootylicious posterior. Gabby is never one to be modest when it comes to flaunting her curves, nor should she be.
Along with splashing around on the beach, Gabby and D-Wade chartered a boat with a group of friends to sail the sea. She shared their entire day full of sand, sea, drinks and even an indulgent foot massage.
#SUPREMECOURT: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.
The 81-year-old Kennedy said Wednesday he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.
President Donald Trump says the search for a new Supreme Court justice will begin "immediately."
Trump spoke Wednesday shortly after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Trump called Kennedy a man "of tremendous vision" and said he hopes the next justice will be "just as outstanding."
Kennedy's retirement gives Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. Trump said his choice will come from a list of possible nominees that he put out during his campaign and updated last fall.
Trump says he met with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the White House on Wednesday shortly before the announcement of the justice's retirement.
Trump says he discussed with Kennedy some potential replacements but declined to say which names were mentioned. The president says in the Oval Office that he will choose Kennedy's successor from a list of 25 names that have been under consideration.
The president says Kennedy was at the White House for about 30 minutes.
Below is the text of the letter Justice Anthony Kennedy sent to President Donald Trump announcing his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. It is dated June 27, 2018.
My dear Mr. President,
This letter is a respectful and formal notification of my decision, effective July 31 of this year, to end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status, as provided in 28 U.S.C 371 (b).
For a member of the legal profession it is the highest of honors to serve on this Court. Please permit me by this letter to express my profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret, and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.
Respectfully and sincerely,
Anthony M. Kennedy
‘Mean Girls’and openly Gay Actor Daniel Franzese and Fiancé Call Off Engagement
Daniel Franzese and his fiancé, Joseph Bradley Phillips, have called off their engagement after three years together.
The “Mean Girls” star made announced the split on Instagram, saying, “Sometimes shooting stars shine so brightly that they burn out and now we must go separate ways, but I hope my path always crosses with his. Joseph Bradley Phillips and I have decided to part ways, break our engagement promise and continue on into the future as friends.”
He continued to say they cared so much for one another but “ignored things that were important to our individual personal growth.” It sounds like the breakup was some time ago, adding to the statement that they’ve “taken some time to heal before letting everyone know.”
The two got engaged in 2016 when the actor popped the question at Starbucks. They started dating one year prior.
First Photo of Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Is Here!
The first photo of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is giving us all the feels!
The A-list actors, who have NEVER teamed up for a feature film before, are decked out in their ’60s gear as they pose in character for the upcoming film. Leo, who plays struggling TV actor Rick Dalton, shared the suave pic on Instagram knowing his 24 million followers would lose their sh*t over the powerful combo.
Wearing a leather bomber jacket, yellow turtleneck, and gold pendant, Leo stands tall next to Brad, who plays Leo’s character’s stunt double in the film.
Now, everyone who’s anyone is in this movie including Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden and freaking Al Pacino!
It mainly focuses on Dalton as he struggles to make it big during the Sharon Tate murder scandal. Did we mention Margot Robbie plays Tate?? Dalton is significant because he lives next door to Tate and her husband, Roman Polanski, when the Manson family murders take place.
Seeing Brad and Leo together has got us pumped for when it releases on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Manson family murders
LeToya Luckett Is Pregnant Will Have Gender Reveal of First Baby on July 4th
LeToya Luckett and husband Tommicus Walker are expecting their first child!
The singer shared the good news #onthegram with the help of her stepdaughter, Madison.
“I know something you don’t know!” she said in the video announcement. “I think I’ll give you a hint. I’m going to sing you a song. Daddy and Ms. Toya, sitting in a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g. Ewwww, grow up! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby!”
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ. LeToya plans to announce if she’s having a boy or a girl on the 4th of July with a fireworks show. She’s keeping the due date under wraps for now.
Pittsburgh Cop Charged With Criminal Homicide For Shooting Death Of Antwon Rose Jr.
Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr., has been charged with criminal homicide.
The East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. has been charged with criminal homicide.
Hours after he was sworn in on June 19, Officer Michael Rosfeld shot Antwon in the back three times as he ran away from officers during a traffic stop.
Antwon was unarmed when he was killed.
Rosfeld has been on administrative leave up until his arrest on Wednesday. The news of his arrest and criminal homicide charge comes two days after Antwon was laid to rest.
FYI: Criminal homicide is when a person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being.
Terry Crews Testifies for Rape Survivors on Capitol Hill
Earlier this year actor Terry Crews came forward accusing top WME agent Adam Venit of sexually assaulting him at an industry party
This week Terry testified on Capitol Hill in support of the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights...
You can watch it HERE
Common and Tiffany Haddish Dating? Rumors spark After Leaving Late Night Party Together
Common and Tiffany Haddish may be more than just co-stars as they were spotted on Wednesday night slipping past photographers and into the same SUV
There's video showing the two stars exiting a party in New York and their body language seems to say more than friends. In the footage, Common guides the actress past photogs and grabs her wrist to help her into a black SUV. He schmoozes for a while outside before slipping next to Haddish and heading off into the night.
Now, if they haven’t crossed that friend border, it may just be a matter of time. The two are both single after Common recently split from political commentator Angela Rye.
Even in photos, there’s obviously a connection between the powerful duo. Check out this pic of them at a party in March … locking eyes, laughing … that’s the look of desire right there.
Now, it would be pretty cool if they are hooking up, especially since they are spending so much time filming their new movie, “The Kitchen,” with Melissa McCarthy.
All work and no play when you have two single resident hotties is no fun for anyone.
#RHONY’ Ramona Singer Shows No Remorse For Trying To Meet Up With LuAnn De Lesseps’ Ex
The demise of Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship has been grabbing all of the headlines during this season of Real Housewives of New York, but it looks like something is brewing between Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. On this week’s episode, after completing her rehab, de Lesseps confronted Singer about her attempt to get an invite to her ex-husband Tom D’Agostino’s New Year’s Eve party, but Singer said that she did nothing wrong.
“I heard through the grapevine that Ramona was calling Tom to try to get invited to his party on the boat that the rehearsal dinner was on for our wedding,” de Lesseps told Dorinda Medley. “How low is that?”
While the women were at a Connecticut spa, Frankel and Sonja Morgan took de Lesseps’ side and let Singer know that she was not loyal. The SkinnyGirl founder called the situation “f***ed up,” and Morgan said she received an invite to the party but chose not to attend.
Singer explained that she asked for an invitation to the party because she was in Palm Beach and a friend wanted to go – and she didn’t feel bad about her actions. She said she didn’t want to hurt de Lesseps, but she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong because D’Agostino never did anything to her. And, she sees him for who he is and accepts him.
Then, Singer pointed the finger at de Lesseps.
“Luann, I wasn’t even invited to your wedding, so let’s call a spade a spade,” Singer said.
She went on to say that it was a bad call and she shouldn’t have asked for an invite, and she definitely shouldn’t have done it just because a friend asked her to. However, Singer says she didn’t even go to the party because D’Agostino told her they had reached capacity.
*Inside Scoop* - Ramona Singer barely gets invited anywhere, always has staff call to get invites and people don’t want to deal with her just showing up which has happened and YES going through the basement entrance. The Ramonacoaster is off the rails and out of service. #rhony
The party took place just days after de Lesseps’ Christmas Eve arrest for disorderly intoxication, battery of an officer, resisting arrest, and crimes against a person. The Countess revealed that her night in jail was hell because she didn’t have a blanket or shoes, and officers threw her a bologna sandwich – which is something she hadn’t eaten in 40 years.
She says she took a big bite of the sandwich and a mustard packet was inside. She says she pulled out something that looked like a dead fish hanging out of her mouth, and it was all just pathetic.
De Lesseps recently accepted a plea deal that avoided the felony charges. Instead, she pled guilty to a misdemeanor and will avoid any more jail time.
Tune in to new episodes of Real Housewives of New York to see if Ramona Singer ever apologizes, Wednesday nights on Bravo.
Disney Wins Antitrust Approval To Buy 21st Century Fox’s Assets
The Fox assets have been the subject of a bidding war between Comcast and Disney.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) ― Walt Disney Co has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s entertainment assets for $71.3 billion on the condition that it sell all 22 regional sports networks owned by Fox, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
The Fox assets have been the subject of a bidding war between Disney and Comcast Corp, both of which want to expand their own entertainment businesses with Fox’s hit TV shows and movie franchises such as the “X-Men” superheroes and “The Simpsons,” to compete with fast-growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.
The deal does not include the nationally broadcast Fox News, Fox Business or Fox Sports networks.
Disney, which owns sports network ESPN, has agreed to divest all of Fox’s regional sports networks, which provide sports programming for regional and local markets, such as Fox’s YES Network, which airs New York Yankees baseball games around the New York metro area.
Together, Fox’s regional sports networks have about 61 million subscribers and have rights to broadcast live games of 44 of 91 U.S. professional sports teams in three of the four major sports leagues.
The Justice Department said that without the divestitures, “the proposed acquisition would eliminate the substantial head-to-head competition that currently exists between Disney and Fox and would likely result in higher prices for cable sports programming.”
The development could be a setback for Comcast, which has yet to respond to Disney’s latest offer for Fox, unveiled last week. Comcast, whose offer is worth $65 billion, declined to comment.
Analysts have antitrust concerns about Comcast’s competing bid, which would add Fox’s movie and TV studios to Comcast’s NBC Universal. Chief Executive Brian Roberts had said earlier that Comcast was willing to offer the same conditions as Disney and promised to fight for the deal in court if necessary.
The sports networks could attract a variety of bidders among technology and media companies looking to get their hands on live sports, sources said, although the industry-wide growth of these local sports networks has declined in the past few years as more viewers cut the cord on traditional cable packages.
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