Friday, July 24, 2015

Jennifer Hudson is taking over NYC now that she has a new Broadway gig, appearing on Empire,  and endorsement deal with New York & Company lined up.
 
JHUD hosted the #SohoJeansSingOff at Marquee in NYC.
 
 
Spike Lee Came Out To Support

 
The twosome reunited after wrapping up filming for Spike’s controversial project Chiraq, starring JHud. Spike says Jennifer serves up a mind-blowing performance in the film. And we can’t WAIT to see it. Chiraq is scheduled to hit theaters in December, just in time for the Oscars. 
 
 
“Orange is the New Black” actress Danielle Brooks came out to support her upcoming Broadway co-star. If you haven’t heard, Danielle will be making her Broadway debut as Sofia, the character Oprah Winfrey (who’s producing the Broadway production) plays in the feature film.
 
 
.... Looks Like Fun Times....



 
 
 

Wale, First Lady Michelle Obama & Terrence J Join Forces At The White House To Tell Students "Reach Higher"

First Lady Michelle Obama and D.C. native Wale hosted a panel, moderated by E! co-anchor Terrence J, to promote access to higher education at the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit, as part of her "Reach Higher" initiative.
 
 
Michelle Obama
 
FLOTUS (a Princeton & Harvard Law grad), Wale (who attended Bowie State and Virgina State University before exiting before graduating), TJ (a North Carolina A&T grad  ), rising Brown University senior Manuel Contreras and Education Secretary Arne Duncan sat on the panel in the East Room Of The White House.  The crew spoke before 130+ students from urban, rural, foster, homeless and special-needs backgrounds “who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college,” according to the press release. 

Terrence J & Michelle Obama & Wale

 
Michelle Obama gave her personal take on the transition saying:
"I went to Whitney Young, which was a top magnet school. But getting there, I’d never used a syllabus before. I’d never been in big lectures before. I’d never lived in a dorm, sharing a bathroom. And many times you're walking down stairs and around the block in the basement to go to the bathroom. That's a little overwhelming, figuring out how to just get in the groove with your schedule. It takes some adjustment, plus feeling like, what am I doing here? Feeling like maybe my counselors were right, that I had reached too high, and I had overstepped my abilities."


Barack Obama
 
President Barack Obama also came out to chat with the rising college pupils.  He ended with his usual swag saying:
I’ve got to go give the mic back so the main attraction can come back out here. My rapping skills are terrible.  That’s one thing I can’t do is rap. I like rap, but I cannot rap. Although I have enough of a rap that I got Michelle to marry me, though.
 



 
Wale recapped his college experience saying:
"The important thing about college to me -- it gave me -- it allowed me to have more time to figure out what I want to do. I think, honestly, when you’re 18, when you graduate, you don’t know much about life. You don’t know what you want to do. A lot of people going to college, undecided majors and things of that nature. But even a community college, you have time to think about it. You have time to get serious. You have time to learn your independence. You have time to learn how to make “oodles of noodles” at 1:00 in the morning while studying a test for tomorrow. (Laughter.) Like, you learn these life skills that you’re going to need."

 
 
Brothers Representing Omega Psi Phi
(Rickey Smiley & Terrence J)
 
 
Wale & Barack Obama
 

Hitting Up The Basketball Court
 
 
 

Dad-to-be Evan Ross wrestles a small mattress into his SUV


 
Ashley Simpson's devoted husband Evan Ross popped into their favourite baby store, Bel Bambini in Beverly Hills, to pick up some last minute items for their little girl, who is due any day now.
The 26-year-old first-time father carried out a mattress that looked too large for a newborn and stowed it in the back of his Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.

 
 
Then the Hunger Games star heading back into the store for a few more items before driving off.
Evan, who is singer Diana Ross's son, wore a black T-shirt, faded black jeans, a black cap on backwards and smart black leather lace-up shoes.
Ashlee stayed at home for the trip. The 30-year-old sister of Jessica Simpson has such a large bump she almost appears to be carrying twins, although she hasn't mentioned anything about a multiple birth.
 

The 7th Heaven star already has a six-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.
Ashlee has said that Bronx is very excited to be a big brother 'I told him pretty early on,' the beauty revealed to Us Weekly. 'He wanted to have a sister, so he’s really excited!'
He is already a big brother to Saint Laszlo, papa Pete's one-year-old son with girlfriend Meagan Camper.




 
 


Tyga picks up some fancy jewellery near girlfriend Kylie Jenner's Calabasas home as he prepares for the debut of his own reality show


 
They do not call Tyga, King of Chains for nothing.
The 25-year-old star was spotted going for a spot of rather expensive shopping in Calabasas, California, on Thursday.
 

Fresh off a day of filming his new movie, Going Under with Bruce Willis, the Rack City star stopped by Polacheck's Jewelers.
Emerging with a bag, the music star seemed rather chuffed with his purchase as he walked back to his car talking on his cell.
Just what was in the bag and who it was for remains a mystery.

One likely recipient of the new piece of jewellery is girlfriend - although they have yet to confirm their relationship - Kylie Jenner.
It is possible the rapper is getting all his present ducks in a row before the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star turns 18 on August 10.
Then again, Tyga - or King Of Chains as he also goes by - is also quite a big fan of bling, as he showed on Thursday.
 
 
He was no doubt wearing a chain or two as well, but they were covered by the star's grey T-shirt which he paired with camo shorts with a cartoon face printed across the crotch.

Aside from his bling, the star accessorised casually with a pair of black Converse sneakers and a backwards cap.
Tyga looked pretty relaxed considering, as of Friday, Kylie will not be the only reality star in the relationship.

 

Naomi Campbell joins American Horror Story: Hotel as fashion editor who clashes with Lady Gaga

Naomi Campbell is queen of the catwalk but now she's booked a role on American Horror Story: Hotel.
The 45-year-old supermodel is joining the impressive star line-up on the FX horror anthology series as Lady Gaga's nemesis.
Naomi will play a fashion editor whose critical comments don't sit well with Gaga's character, who has been described as deliciously diabolical.
 

The British beauty landed a multi-episode arc in season five of the popular series that takes place this time in a creepy hotel, as TV Line reported.
Naomi was certainly in a giddy mood as she attended The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 22nd Annual Saint-Tropez Gala in France on Wednesday.
The leggy stunner wowed in a see-through, lacy black gown with cleavage-baring neckline and thigh-high split.

 

Robin Thicke and girlfriend April Love Geary lock fingers as they touch down in LA following romantic getaway



 
They continued their PDA after a romantic getaway to Miami together on Thursday.
Robin Thicke and girlfriend April Love Geary were spotted leaving Los Angeles International Airport after their flight landed from Miami, Florida.
The 38-year-old crooner and his much-younger gal walked hand-in-hand as they made their way through the travel hub with beaming smiles on their faces.
 

Robin appeared to be in good spirits casually dressed in a dark patterned dress shirt and white trousers which he styled with black leather sneakers.
The I Don't Like It, I Love It hitmaker covered his eyes with black aviator sunglasses as he led his beloved out of the crowded streets.
Thicke's 20-year-old girlfriend April was dressed in a strapless white mini dress and brown heeled sandals.


 

Nicole Scherzinger shows off her assets as she attends fashion party


 
Nicole Scherzinger was the ultimate glamazon on Thursday night as she enjoyed a celebration of designer Michael Costello in California in a snakeprint dress.
The body confident former Pussycat Doll dancer hinted at her fine form as she let the little skintight number cling to every super-toned inch.
The 37-year-old cut a sultry figure, spinning around to reveal a backless feature on the red carpet as she arrived for the Pre - Fall Capsule Collection Party in Downtown California
 

The former The X Factor judge made strides on suitably glam glitter heels that helped elongate her legs as she made her way through town.
 

 Wearing her hair down over her shoulders, Nicole pulled off an elegant high neckline that helped create a graceful silhouette as she walked.
The brunette is back in the US after a long stint in the UK, where she acted in the West End and before that featured on British TV talent show X Factor.   
 
She's currently bouncing back in spectacular style from a break up with longterm boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, who she left behind in England.
The Formula 1 race driver proved that relations are still amicable when he wrote to her on her birthday - which she spent living it up in Greece with rumoured new beau Pajtim Kasami.
Along with a loved-up shot of the pair taken while they were still together, Lewis wrote: 'Dear friend, through the years we shared a lot, I wouldn't have changed a thing. 
'All the experiences made me the man I'm proud to be right now. The Memories together will never be taken away no matter how old we get and I'm thankful for the time we had.


 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ciara - Dance Like We're Making Love


Barack Obama: FIRST Sitting President To Visit Federal Institution In Pursuit Of Prison Reform


When the President of the United States actually shows he gives a damn and makes historic moves, you can’t help but feel a sense of hope. Well that’s what President Barack Obama is doing after becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison in the pursuit of prison reform. Get the deets on his notable visit inside….
As the end of his presidency nears, President Barack Obama is clearly focused on leaving behind a legacy he can be proud of.
On Thursday, POTUS made history books as the first sitting president to visit a federal prison on his quest for criminal justice reform. Our Commander-in-Chief jetted to the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno in Oklahoma to visit a few inmates who are currently behind bars at the medium-security prison for drug offenses.
President Obama sat down with 6 prison inmates to get insight on what led to their current situation: life behind bars. And he found that the young men he spoke to were much like him when he was an adolescent. As you may recall, our President was a marijuana smoker during his teenage years, so he reportedly said he saw a lot of himself in the young men. 
After his sitdown with the inmates, President Obama shared with reporters,
"When they describe their youth and their childhood, these are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different from the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made.”
While he saw much of himself in them after they shared their stories, he realized these men didn’t have the resources nor were they given a “second chance” to try and get their lives on track like he did. He added,
"The difference is, they did not have the kind of support structures, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes."
"It's not normal. It's not what happens in other countries. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things. What is normal is young people making mistakes."
 
 
Later, POTUS was given a tour of the facility, where he was shown where the inmates spend much of their time…inside a cell. While viewing their sleeping quarters, he said,
"Three full-grown men in a 9-by-10 cell. Overcrowding like that is something that has to be addressed."
Earlier this week Obama was lobbying to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. On Monday, he reduced federal prison sentences for 46 nonviolent drug offenders, where 14 of those inmates are currently serving life terms. While his efforts are commendable, it’s going to take bipartisan support to push legislation through the government to help reduce unfair sentences given to those doing long prison sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes.
As you know, black men make up a disprortionate percentage of the American jail population; 40% to be exact, which is three times their proportion in the nation’s population. And that’s a problem President Obama is working to fix.
 
This fall, we will get an inside look at President Obama's historic visit when it airs on a "VICE" special on HBO.

Charlotte Crosby shows off her legs in a TINY red dress as she enjoys a Geordie Shore girls' night out with Holly Hagan and Sophie Kasaei

They finished filming the eleventh series of Geordie Shore in Greece earlier this month.
And the Geordie Shore girls were out in force showing off their tans at fashion brand In The Style's summer party at London's Drury Club on Thursday night. 
Charlotte Crosby, 25, and her show partner in crime Holly Hagan, 23, were reunited with their good friend and former co-star Sophie Kasaei, 25, for a girls' night out on the town. 
Making sure they dressed to impress for the occasion, the trio put on a rather racy display in their skimpy outfits.  
 
Charlotte looked ultra sassy in a red, high-neck dress with an asymmetric hem as she let off some steam following a busy week promoting her new autobiography Me Me Me.
 
 
The Celebrity Big Brother winner teamed the teeny-tiny form-fitting number with a white and tan clutch and white ankle strap heels.
Holly kept her outfit relatively conservative in a little black dress, which she teamed with black platform heels and a Mulberry clutch.



Robbie Williams re-wears famous Rock DJ tiger-printed pants as he enjoys a roar-some time in Rome


 
In 2000, the video for Rock DJ showed Robbie Williams stripping down to a pair of black underwear with a tiger on the crotch. 
And 15 years later Robbie broke out the garment again when he was spotted lounging around his hotel in Italy.
Robbie, 41, was sporting his newly bleached blonde hair and a vast selection of tattoos but it was his pants which drew attention. 

Robbie stripped down from a pair of blue shorts to just the underwear as he enjoyed a bit of nostalgia.  

The Rock DJ music video, directed by Vaughan Arnell, was extremely controversial due to its explicit content. 


The video began with Robbie dancing at a roller disco with girls skating around him before stripping off to grab the female DJ's attention. 
When even the tiger-print underwear did not work, he started stripping off his skin, muscles and organs until only a skeleton was left.
No doubt Robbie and Ayda were happy to get away for a relaxing break after a tough few months in which they Ayda was the subject of claims of sexual harassment by a former personal assistant.
 
Gilles De Bonfilhs, a former aide to the star couple, accused mother-of-two Ayda of walking around in various states of undress and asking him to comment on her body.
It was also alleged the 35-year-old quizzed him on his sex life and shared intimate details about her sex life.
However, a representative for the couple dismissed the claims as being 'entirely without substance' and stated that they would be 'strenuously defended'.

Gilles, who worked for the pair between October 2014 and January 2015 sued both Robbie, 41, and his wife, although there are no allegations listed against Robbie in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
The former employee claimed his contract was 'wrongfully terminated' and reportedly asked the court to award him damages in excess of $25,000.
The personal assistant was dismissed in January for 'serious misconduct', according to a spokesman for the couple.


 
 

Vanessa Hudgens shows off her taut tummy in crochet crop top and low-slung flared jeans

She's known for her signature Bohemian style, and rarely disappoints in the fashion stakes. 
And Vanessa Hudgens opted for her favourite look on Thursday, as she was spotted leaving Sweet Lady Jane cafe and bakery in West Hollywood wearing a pair of Seventies wide legged jeans. 
The 26-year-old actress looked sultry as she flaunted her toned stomach and pierced belly button in the revealing crop top, while her trendy trousers drew attention to her petite figure.

Carrying a large bag from the bakery, which is part owned by Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, Vanessa revealed her belly piercing, that appeared to be a small cross, as she hid behind a large pair of circular rimmed sunglasses.
Her pocket detailed jeans swamped the star's small frame, as her footwear was kept hidden in the long trousers.
 

Her skin looked plumped and glowing, as she kept her beauty look natural, aside from a pop of red lipstick. 
She appeared to have new hair extensions in, as her extremely long locks fell to her stomach in the Californian breeze. 
Vanessa accessorised her chic look with an assortment of silver bangles and a turquoise necklace.