The Young, Black, and Fabulous

The Young, Black, and Fabulous

MORE BET AFTERPARTY FUN: Jaime Foxx HOSTS Kanye West, Snoop Lion, T.I. & More At His Mansion + R. Kelly HITS Half-Court Shot During Afterparty B-Ball Game?

Posted: 03 Jul 2013 08:41 AM PDT

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After the 2013 BET AWARDS, folks like Kanye West, T.I. and Snoop Dogg headed to Jamie Foxx's mansion for some late night fun. See after party pics inside and watch R. Kelly's game-winning halfcourt shot in Jamie's backyard.

While Kim Kardashian was at home nursing North West, bady daddy Kanye West (atop) headed over to Jamie Foxx's Thousand Oaks Mansion for his Malibu Red-sponsored 2013 BET AWARDS after party.

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During his private after party, Jamie (holding daughter Annalise Bishop) was the perfect host to the celebs who came over, including Garcelle Beauvais.  

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Snoop Lion was spotted smoking an electronic cigarette during the party.  

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"BBW LA" star Draya Michelle attended with a group of her friends....and we hear she was having wardrobe malfunctions all night.

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Rapper T.I. was spotted talking to Young Jeezy.

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Shemar Moore was also spotted at the party.



Jamie and a few of his friends played basketball in the backyard during the party.  And Chicago's very own R. Kelly hit a shot from halfcourt to win the game.  Watch his game-winning play above. 


Photos via Todd Williamson and Claire Bloom

Gabrielle Union Says She Wants Kids In 2 Years + Watch "Being Mary Jane" IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Posted: 03 Jul 2013 07:24 AM PDT

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Gabrielle Union looks to have a hit on her hands.  Her new show "Being Mary Jane" premiered on BET last night.  And we loved it.  And so did the social media world, it seems.  Get the full episode inside in case you missed it, plus what she recently said about wanting to pop out babies in 2 years...


Gabby stopped by "Extra" recently to promote her new BET series "Being Mary Jane.  When the girlfriend of Miami Heat champ Dwyane Wade was asked about when she's going to add kids to her exciting life, the 40-year-old actress gave an interesting answer.

"I always knew I was going to wait really long. And I followed the Halle Berry example. So in the next couple years? If I'm lucky. I will make that a reality hopefully. I think with the career and industry we're in, it's not taboo to be an older mom. You're not alone. There's support to start a family a little bit older."

She continued:

"I have friends at home who started in their 20's and that's awesome too. There's give and take. But for me, I knew I wouldn't be the kind of parent I wanted to be. I would be way too selfish and resent having to miss out on things. but now I'm in a place where I'm happy. Still wanting adventure, but I want part of that adventure to include a child."

She also talks about studying her obsession--Soledad O'Brien--for her role as a news anchor in "Being Mary Jane."  Check out the full interview below:


By the way, Gabby and the rest of the Think Like A Man Too crew wrapped the movie last night.  She tweeted:

Leaving Las Vegas... #TLAM2 is wrapped... Its more than just a movie for us, its a family. So grateful :) miss yall kids already! The movie is slated to


And in case you missed the TV movie special "Being Mary Jane" last night, which will turn into a series on BET as well, we've got it below.  And we must say, we LOVED it.  We're pretty sure every YBF woman will be able to relate to Mary Jane Paul and her family, career, sex, and relationship drama in some way.  It makes you feel like we're not alone in our daily struggle for happiness, despite having what others may think is "everything":


The Randomness:

1.  Jay-Z was denied a permit at the last minute to perform atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC. Even though the mayor's office approved it just days ago, thanks to the leak about the concert, they likely are now concerned about terrorist threats and crowd control. So now, it's a NO-GO! STORY


Photo: Gabby's IG

EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH: YBF Joins K.MICHELLE To Launch Her REBEL AGAINST Campaign -- Get Involved!

Posted: 03 Jul 2013 04:42 AM PDT

In conjunction with her brand new album, Rebellious Soul (dropping August 13th), singer K.Michelle has decided to turn her past abusive experiences into a campaign about fighting back.  And several women have already joined in to tell their stories about the negativity they are "rebelling against." 


Get the exclusive details as helps K. launch this positive campaign, and find out how YOU can join too....


K. Michelle has been working with the organization Saving Our Daughters for over a year and a half.   Now the organization, which aids women in dealing with past negative experiences so their lives are not shaped by them, is helping K.Michelle with her own efforts at helping women, her REBEL AGAINST Campaign. has also joined K.Michelle in being a portal for exclusive assets that promote the campaign and your one stop shop for where to receive information on how to join.  And we'll also be posting the stories of women who have taken control and REBEL AGAINST negativity in their lives.  Check back at's K. Michelle REBEL AGAINST page often.

Check out K.'s first video above where she gives you a sneak peek into the campaign. You can join the campaign by uploading your own story on her TUMBLR page.


K. has also penned a letter to telling HER truth about how her past caused her to live a life of hurt.  And that hurt often played out publicly with dramatic outbursts.  Now, she has now made a commitment to heal, change and evolve into a stronger woman.  And she tells why she is taking a stance in her own life...and why you should too.

Life is filled with so many unpredictable turns. At times, it presents hurdles and road blocks that can sometimes throw us off of our course. But, it’s the way we look at those moments and use them to make us stronger that determines our outcome. This is something I’ve learned over time. From day one, I’ve been honest. A part of that was my commitment to my fans. The sense of responsibility I felt I had to people who were growing and changing just as much as I was. The other part was my own healing. Every time I shared my truth, it took me one step closer to my personal freedom. And once I saw that this was the way to total deliverance, I promised myself that I would ALWAYS keep it real. Some people told me I was lying. They said that what I was sharing didn’t happen the way I remembered. And through that time I had to dig deep in order to continue pressing. When I was the only one fighting for me.

Today my life has changed. I’m no longer the woman I was before. I continue to evolve each day into someone I can be proud of. But my commitment to the truth and to my fans will NEVER change. The “Rebel Against” campaign isn’t just a marketing piece of my album puzzle. It is my life mantra. I encourage every human being to take a stance against anything that gets in the way of their personal evolution. I’ve been blessed with a worldwide platform and I intend to use it to bring liberty to anyone that needs a partner or a champion. I appreciate for allowing me to share not only my story, but those of the lovely ladies you will see over the next few weeks. These brave souls came through the Atlanta based “Saving Our Daughters” organization (insert website). Each one shared their truth with the same goal of empowering others.

Let each one encourage you. Know that I am here for you! For more information on the “Rebel Against” Campaign, visit The My Rebellious Soul Tumblr Page.

We have the first look at Caroline Paris who has already joined the campaign. She rebels against depression, specifically related to suicide:


Visit's K. Michelle REBEL AGAINST Campaign page often for new stories!  And upload your own HERE.

"Pastor's Wife" Meagan Good Responds To BOOB-BARING Dress Critics + Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Spotted Getting A Marriage License?

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 04:35 PM PDT

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Following numerous attacks from the Christian Twitterverse, Meagan Good has responded to her critics and insists they look at themselves before attacking her.  See the response inside and find out what Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose did at an LA courthourse today ....

Naturally, jaws dropped once Think Like A Man Too star Meagan Good hit the 2013 BET Awards red carpet in a blue Michael Costello gown with a plunging neckline.  Not only because she's drop dead gorgeous but because some folks believe she should be a bit more "conservative" now that she's married to a "pastor." We're just happy she's out of those black leggings and tank tops on red carpets.

While revealing outfits are common on the red carpets of Hollywood, Christians went on the attack because Meagan is married to a minister (whose day job is a Sony Pictures Exec), Devon Franklin, and she presented the Best Gospel Artist award during the broadcast.

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Meagan responded back to her critics by "reposting" a comment from one of her fans (which we suspect lines up with her own thoughts). The fan co-signed on Meagan's choice and said her gown forced "Christians" to confront and question their own convictions and judgemental spirits.

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There you have it.....if you were redeemed from judgemental spirits, you might not be sitting on Twitter hating on Meagan's "GOODS"!  Ha!  That dress WAS on 10 with the boobage baring though.  But we're not mad at it.

Also in LA.....

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TMZ reports that rapper Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were spotted at the marriage license kiosk at an L.A. courthouse today. If the two did indeed obtain a marriage license, they'll have 90 days to get married before the license expires.

The couple had initally expressed plans to marry before the birth of the first child Bash, but at this rate, they'll make it down the aisle shortly before his first birthday.  

Let the countdown begin..... 


Photo via Getty/Meagan Good IG

MODELICIOUS: Naomi Campbell STRUTS The RUNWAY For PARIS Fashion Week + Fresh Face Redaric Williams Is HOT On "ROLLING OUT" + Evelyn Lozada COVERS "LATINA" Mag

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 02:02 PM PDT

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Naomi Campbell opened the 2013 Aterlier Versace is Paris earlier today.  Watch Naomi strutting down the catwalk inside and meet Redaric Williams, the new fresh-faced hottie starring on "Y&R" and see what Evelyn Lozada told LATINA about domestic violence.  

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Naomi Campbell opened the 2013 Fall/Winter runway show for Atelier Versace during Paris Fashion Week on Monday.

Designer Donatella Versace, who said she was inspired by the black and white photography of the 30s, wisely selected Naomi to bring the collection to life.

From the moment she appeared on the catwalk, Naomi demanded the audience's attention and showed why she's still at the top of her game.  Eat your heart out Vlad!

Watch Naomi open AND close the show here:



And in fresh faces....

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Model Redaric Willaims is making a splash on the small screen as "Tyler Michaelson", one of the newest additions to the "Y&R" cast.

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And for ladies who love a bad boy, Redaric is certainly a keeper.  “I am the kid who was in the museum and had to touch the painting. That was me. I am very much so a rule breaker. When I was growing up, I was always getting into trouble.”

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When asked about being labeled "sexy", Redaric told RO, 

“I don’t see myself as that so I don’t think I’d ever be comfortable in something that I don’t see myself as...but I am aware of it and I’m kind of fine with it in the sense that I know that that’s what’s required for what I’m trying to do career-wise.”

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Although he's only been a cast member for a few months, Redaric is excited about joining an iconic franchise that's been around for 40 years.  

"I feel almost guilty and that’s the truth because we are doing so much celebrating,” he confesses. “There are so many parties that are going on and so many events and things that we’re doing and everybody is ‘oh, congratulations on so many years’ and I’m brand new to the show. I just got here so I feel almost guilty. I’m very appreciative and very respectful for what ‘The Young and the Restless’ has done and how long they’ve been doing what they’re doing.”

Watch BTS footage of Redaric Williams and his six-pack here:

Heeey Tyler....


Also on newsstands.....

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In the August 2013 issue of Latina Magazine, reality TV star and fitness columnist Evelyn Lozada talks about "Basketball Wives" and the infamous domestic violence incident that changed her life. Here are the highlights:

On her feelings after the violent abuse of her ex-husband during an argument:

“At that point, I knew my life would never be the same. I knew the world was going to laugh at me and be mean and nasty and blame me for everything. But I had no choice. I had to go to the hospital.”

On why she plans to start a foundation dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence called Pain Is Not Love:

“I get e-mails every single day from women who are still with their abusive partner and they’re like, ‘I need help.’"

On trying to reform her life with the help of life coach Tony Gaskins, Jr. and being re-baptized:

"Tony was talking to me about soul ties, and I felt like I needed to cut that cord [with Johnson]. I wanted to do things differently, to start over. I’m still going to be Evelyn, but I have a different vision of my life.”

Watch BTS video here:


Photos via MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES/DeWayne Rogers/Rolling Out/Latina

MUSIC FAB: Janelle Monáe's "Dance Apocalyptic" Video + Azealia Banks & Pharrell's "ATM" Track + TGT's "I Need" + Mariah's "#Hermosa" Vid Ft. Miguel

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 01:07 PM PDT

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Lots of new music has hit the internet streets.  Check out new ish from Janelle Monae, TGT, Mariah & Miguel, and Azealia Banks with Pharrell....

Janelle Monáe is "Dance Apocalyptic"!  And she's made a major change for her brand new video.  Check out Ms. Monae rocking all white (different than her usual black & white look) and long wavy weavery...something we've never seen on her before.  But she pulls it off nicely to fit the "anything goes because we're facing an apocalypse" theme.

Check out the gorgeous Cover Girl in the Chuck Lightning-directed vid that is all about America in an alternate state.

Her album The Electric Lady drops September 10th.


TGT just dropped a new single. While the three fellas--Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank--are making their rounds around the country to promote the new album and perform in several cities, they're giving fans some new music to listen to.

Check out "I Need" below:

Welcome back real R&B.


Mariah and Miguel put their recent vacay pics to use. Or maybe they were shooting a video the whole time they were parlaying in the south of France.  Either way, the video for the umpeeth remix for their "#Beautiful" track, #Hermosa, is here. Check it out below:


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And finally, Azealia Banks dropped her brand new single with Pharrell called "ATM".   After performing it at Glastonbury this past weekend, Hot 97 premiered the full song this morning.  We're loving the upbeat tempo and lyrics.  Fun summer song with Pharrell's production all over it.  Check it:

Janelle Monae Photo: Sam Spratt, Azealia Photo: Azealia's IG

MAGAZINE FAB: Dwayne "The ROCK" Johnson On What He LOVES About BLACK Women + Rita Ora GOES TOPLESS For The August 2013 Issue Of BRITISH GQ

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 11:29 AM PDT

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Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson covers the latest issue of ESSENCE where he reveals what he loves most about Black women.  See the cover pic inside and see Rita Ora's new British GQ pictorial.  


For their August 2013 issue, ESSENCE magazine asked readers to vote on Hollywood's hottest bodies and former WWE pro wrestler turned movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson bodyslammed the competition!  

Inside, he talked to the magazine about what he likes best about Black women (which is who the mag said they asked him about specifically and you'll have to pick up the issue to see his answers), what he’s learned about love and what he’d like to do with those big, strong hands of his.

“…When I say I’m going to take care of a woman, I don’t just mean physically or sexually or romantically. I’m going to take care of her emotionally and spiritually. I’m going to take care of her in all ways. I take a lot of pride in that today"

*Fans Self*

Also, 4,000 readers voted on to pick the sexiest eye candy of 2013 and the results are in. Pick up the issue on July 8 to see where Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, Lance Gross and Michael Ealy landed.


And across the pond......

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Rita Ora dyed her eyebrows and went topless for the August 2013 cover of British GQ.  

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Inside the new issue, Rita discusses the pitfalls of celeb dating (remember Robert Kardashian?), her Kosovan homecoming and the dirty side of fame.

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The issue will be available on iPAD and Kindle on July 4th. 

It always feels like we're trying to make fetch happen when posting about her, but there IS something intriguing there....we think




Photos via Essence/Mariano Vivanco for GQ

Rihanna GETS FAB For CHANEL's Haute Couture Show In PARIS, Parties It Up, TWERKS It Out To DRAKE

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 10:33 AM PDT

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Chanel lover Rihanna is on a mission to become a spokeswoman for the elite fashion house (as least it seems that way).  So the #CCcertified Chick (as she calls herself) made her way to the Chanel Haute Couture fashion show in Paris yesterday.


Check out pics of Rihanna looking fabulous, plus how she partied it up afterwards inside...

It's Haute Couture fashion week, and Rihanna spent her day yesterday being engulfed in Chanel...from snapping pics with Karl Lagerfeld to rubbing elbows with Anna Wintour to rocking this sexy head to toe Chanel look for the "ruined theater" themed show:

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And had this been anyone else wearing this high slit oversized sweater dress, something tells us it wouldn't have looked quite this sexy.


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Rih snapped pics with her bestie Melissa and fans sitting behind her.  Cute.


And afterwards:

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Rih grabbed dinner with Melissa and her newfound celeb friend, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.  Seems like these girls are trying to make the 90's happen again:

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And she was chauffeured around Paris with her wine glass.  Not even mad at that.

And she also partied it up in the City of Lights recently rocking this sexy lace look:

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Phuck yo bras....

BONUS: Rihanna was caught on video twerking to Drake. And the vid made it's way online, thanks to her besties:

Get it....


Photos: Splash/Rihanna's Instagram/AP/Jennifer Lawrence's IG


FAN LOVE: Jamie Foxx, Nicole Richie & More BOW DOWN For Beyonce's SOLD-OUT LA Tour Stop!

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 09:20 AM PDT

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Beyonce Knowles hit the stage in Los Angeles last night for another sold-out concert at the Staples Center that brought out Nicole Richie, Jamie Foxx and plenty more.  Find out who bowed down to King Bey inside.....


Last night, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, who crooned a special tribute to Charlie Wilson at the 2013 BET Awards, was among the tons celebs at LA's Staples Center who made it known they're part of the BeyHive.  It was Bey's second sold-out concert there in just a matter of days after she rocked the BET Experience Live this past Friday night.


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Fashionista Nicole Richie struck a pose alongside her friends outside the venue.

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WNBA baller Candace Parker of the LA Sparks was all about the show.  She tweeted, "First time seeing Beyonce in concert. Super excited. Beyonce Concert was a blast! Queen B is hands down top two performer....MJ.....The whole concert I kept looking at @Beyonce like...she's a Mom!!! #hotMama #HoldinItDown #Representin".

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"Glee" actress Naya Rivera (who sat in the sky box with her boo Big Sean) posed with one of her fans during the concert. 

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Backstage, Ledisi posed with Bey's stylist Ty Hunter.

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Best Man Holiday star Sanaa Lathan, Kourtney Kardashian and her little sisters, Robert Pattinson, Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington Whitley and Selena Gomez were other notables who were there stanning out.  And Bey also gave a shout out to Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams during her Destiny's Child medley. 



Big Sean posted a VINE clip of Beyonce singing to his hit song "Clique".



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Chrissy Teigen tweeted a pic from a few days ago at Bey's first concert.  Joked that Chrissy is such a fan that she didn't even want him in the picture (atop):  "Last night at the Mrs Carter Show! I think Chrissy wants me photoshopped out".

Photos via  Splash/John Legend IG/Nicole Richie IG/Naya Rivera Twitter/Parkwood Entertainment


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