#CelebrityCrush- Becky G. (@iambeckyg)

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“They are a power and a force like you’ve never seen before, and no one can ever take them down, the power likes on their side! Go, go Power Rangers!” That is what every grown person in America will be singing on Friday when the highly anticipated Power Rangers movie reboot makes its debut! The original characters, Jason, Zack, Billy, Trini, and Kimberly will be played by a new cast as high school outcasts defending the world.

We love all of the actors in their new roles, but we are currently crushing on only one of them–Becky G!

Yep, this week’s #CelebrityCrush is none other than the new Yellow Ranger! Born, Rebecca Marie Gomez, Becky G., may be new to the superhero movie scene, but she is no stranger to the entertainment industry at large. The singer-songwriter has collaborated with artists like will.i.am, Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. Her first official single, Becky from the Block, garnered rave reviews. She then released her debut extended play, Play It Again, later that same year. Her second single, Can’t Get Enough, featured vocals from Pitbull and topped the  Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in the United States! Last year she released a single Sola, which is set to headline her upcoming debut album!

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Besides having the voice of an angel, Becky certainly looks like one! The girl makes us go gaga over her eyes, hair, and body. It may be hard to believe she is the new Yellow Ranger, but we should not count her out. Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang) was quite the bad ass in the original Power Rangers series and we are sure Becky will live up to that mantle. As Trini she will be the superhero movie genre’s first openly gay superhero, as we will find in the second act of the film that she is questioning her sexuality! Besides seeing more of Becky’s legs we are definitely hoping to see her kick some alien ass this Friday and we cannot wait for her album to drop! Expect a review!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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#CelebrityCrush- Tye White (@WeWantTyeWhite)

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Good Morning my loves! I know, I know you’re all wondering where have I been but trust me, my absence was for good reason but I’m back now and not only am I back but I’m back with a scorching hot celebrity for your Monday morning pleasure! You’ve seen him portray LL Cool J’s son Adam Hanna in NCIS: Los Angeles, you’ve seen him “Drumline: A New Beat” and these days you can catch him on the OWN original series “Greenleaf” starring as Kevin Satterlee.

That’s right people, actor Tye White is our #CelebrityCrush for today!

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Tye White’s acting career began in 2009 when he starred as a male dancer in the film “The People I’ve Slept With”. While it was an uncredited role, it was the start of a dream come true for him. Tye’s major big break came in 2014 when he starred in the sequel to Nick Cannon’s “Drumline” as Armondi Mason alongside Alexandra Shipp and Rome Flynn.

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Duian Richmond, Rome Flynn and Tye White at the premiere of “Drumline: A New Beat”

These days, Tye White stars as Kevin Satterlee on the OWN original series “Greenleaf“. Greenleaf is a series about the sometimes unethical and dishonest world of the Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch. Tye’s character Kevin is the son in law of the Bishop of Greenleaf World Ministries.

Outside of Greenleaf you can catch Tye White as a part of the cast of “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” where he stars as OJ Simpson’s son Jason. The series centered around the highly publicized OJ trial and received rave reviews for it’s depiction of real life events and court proceedings. Tye White has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with in the Entertainment industry. Since 2009 we have seen him play an array of characters, each portrayal better than the last. Tye White, you are our Bae for the Day!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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#CelebrityCrush- The Ladies of “Riverdale” Edition (@CW_Riverdale)!

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(l-r, clockwise) Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, and Ashleigh as "Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Cheryl Blossom, and Josie of Josie and The Pussycats, respectively, from Archie Comics and The CW's Riverdale

The CW has really brought our favorite comic book characters to life! Unless you have been hiding under a rock then you know this network has made a name and found a niche for itself with superhero dramas like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and soon Black Lightning. 

Now, however, a different type of comic is coming to life–Archie Comics, with a dark twist called Riverdale.

As we discussed in a previous post Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Josie & The Pussycats, and the rest of the Riverdale kids have come to The CW with a bang and some pretty bodacious babes! Meet the Ladies of Riverdale–Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, and Ashleigh Murray–this week’s Celebrity Crush!

Lili Reinhart

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Lili is pretty as picture and those eyes will take your heart as soon as you say hello! Lili is Betty Cooper, Riverdale’s resident sweetheart and your stereotypical girl next door–literally–as she lives next door to Archie! Ms. Reinhart is an amazing actress being able to flip the switch from victim, to heroine, to vixen quicker than a camera can change scenes!

Camila Mendes

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Would you expect anything less than a hottie to portray the hottie that is Veronica Lodge? Camila Mendes a true beauty and bad ass as Riverdale’s resident rich girl seeking redemption. Definitely haute, Camila as Veronica is nothing short of a scene stealer. The moment she made her debut in Riverdale everyone knew she was a major player and game changer. Camila’s looks, body, and “Devil may care” attitude make her a starlet to watch!

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#CelebrityCrush- K.J. Apa (@kj_apa)

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Happy Monday family! It’s time for another edition of the newly dubbed #BaeDay and today’s BAE definitely fits the bill. KJ Apa, or better known as Archie Andrews in the television remake of the Archie comic series which is name ‘Riverdale’ is our #CelebrityCrush of the day!

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New Zealand born actor KJ Apa currently stars as Archie Andrews on the CW television show “Riverdale” which is based off popular comic series “Archie”. Apa got his jumpstart in the entertainment industry in his hometown of New Zealand, landing a role on their popular soap opera “Shortland Street”. Ironically enough, KJ’s role as Kane Jenkins is not that much different than that of Archie Andrews. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Apa revealed:

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“My character had gotten into a relationship with his P.E. teacher so I literally had just played a similar storyline,” Apa told the magazine, referencing Archie’s relationship with teacher Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). “I knew who Ms. Grundy was and she was definitely not the same Ms. Grundy that we have on our show. So that was surprising for me.”

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Growing up, KJ Apa was NOT a fan of our beloved Archie Comics which he says gives him an advantage on the show. “I think me not being a massive fan of the comic was beneficial in a way because I could have the script for the pilot as my main focus,” Apa noted in that interview. “The show is really different from the comic.”

While KJ Apa might not be a natural orange-red head like Archie Andrews, he’s even hotter with his natural hair color of dark brown. His love of his family’s Samoan roots make him our dream guy of the week and have you seen him smile? The man could literally melt hearts. KJ Apa, you’ve won us over!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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#CelebrityCrush- Amiyah Scott (@KingAmiyahScott)

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It is a new day and a new age, and that has to be celebrated with a new Celebrity Crush! Our latest addition to our gallery of Woman Crush Wednesdays is brave, courageous, outstanding, and a true “Star” all her own, the lovely Amiyah Scott! Amiya may be loved by millions now thanks to her role of “Cotton” on Lee Daniels’ new hit series Star,  but we loved her even before her rise to fame. On the series she is Carlotta’s (Queen Latifah) transgender daughter who not only desires to fully transition, but wishes for her mother’s acceptance.

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Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Amiyah made her mark on the world not only with her talents, but her origins. As a transgender woman she knows the ups and downs life can bring and has not let it stop her from reaching her dreams. We came across her when she was doing her makeup tutorials on Amiyah Scott Live before she was set to be cast on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It seems she was destined for fame either way, but we are happier to see her making her acting debut. Reality television (thanks to Donald Trump) is overrated!

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Rumor has it Amiyah has been  romantically linked to a number of rappers and athletes including Wiz Khalifa, Soulja Boy, and Chad Johnson. Although no one can prove who she has been with, we do not feel it really matters. She is a beautiful woman with curves, legs, and a body that proves science can now truly make someone’s outsides match their insides! Most of all we love just how proud and open she is with her identity. Her role on Star is bringing the story of so many transgender people to the forefront and we respect her even more for it.

You all just be sure to catch Amiyah every Wednesday on Star at 9 PM EST only on Fox!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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#CelebrityCrush- Atlanta Falcons’ (@AtlantaFalcons) Julio Jones (@juliojones_11)!

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Good Morning everyone and welcome to Bae Day! (See how catchy that sounds, bae day :-D) As you all know today is Monday and while many people loathe this day, having to shake off their weekend festivities and jump back into the real world of work and responsibilities, you guys know that over at Kontrol Magazine, we can’t wait for Monday to arrive.

Per our usual we are shedding light on one of hottest and flyest in the NFL – Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones!

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Fan art of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones

Born in Foley, Alabama, a career in football seemed to be destined for Julio Jones. During his high school career, Jones quickly achieved recognition from outstanding stats. In his junior year, he caught 75 passes for 1,306 yards and had 16 touchdowns. He participated in the High School Under Armour All-America Game and ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike camp in May 2007, where he also recorded an event-best 38.6-inch (980 mm) vertical jump.

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#CelebrityCrush-Keith Powers (@KeithTPowers)

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Good morning lovelies! So I’ve been thinking and I’m seriously considering renaming Monday, #BaeDay. I mean, for real, every single Monday we shine a mega spotlight on one of Hollywood’s finest and more often than not those men can all be considered bae. Am I right? And this week is no different; certified model and actor Keith Powers is in our spotlight today and right after the jump, I’m going to show you just why Keith is guaranteed gold in Tinsel Town!

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Keith Powers “Thinking pose”

Straight outta Sacramento, California, Keith Powers has been a star since he was a kid. At the tender age of nine, he was discovered by the JE Model agency in San Francisco. In high school, Keith was in talks for several prestigious college football programs but when he decided not to pursue his athletic dreams, he signed with famed model agency Wilhemina after high school. Keith has been featured in GQ fashion editorials, walked the runway at Calvin Klein at Milan Fashion Week and he has shot several campaigns for notable brands such as Sears, Target, Guess, and Sketchers to name a few.

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Keith Powers walking the runway during Milan Fashion Week

Keith Powers is probably best known for his role as Anthony Theo from the MTV hit comedy show “Faking It”. And if you don’t know Keith from ‘Faking It’, you definitely remember him from the hit NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” where he played Dr. Dre’s younger brother Tyree.

And although Keith Powers seems to lead a busy, star studded life, his road to stardom is nowhere near coming to a close. In just a few weeks, we will see Keith Powers portraying music artist Ronnie DeVoe from the legendary R&B music group New Edition in the New Edition biopic set to air on BET. Keith will star alongside Luke James, Wood Harris, and Bryshere Gray to name a few. Keith, we are all here for your career and can’t wait to see what you accomplish next!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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