#FashionCrush-Met Gala edition

Rihanna at the Met Gala 2017

Loads of A-listers showed up and showed out at last night’s Met Gala.

Comme des Garcon by rei Kawakubo as featured in this years Met Gala

This year’s theme was all about the living legend and uniquely talented Rei Kawakubo and her label Comme des Garcons.  Having started the company in 1973, Kawakubo’s Comme des Garcons collections have impressed many a fashion lover with it’s avant garde aesthetic and distorted proportions. The name translated means “anti-fashion” which ironically has been the driving force behind the label’s success.

This being said the avante garde theme of this year’s Met Gala gave the celebrities in attendance the perfect excuse to turn up the shock and awe. There were lots of amazing looks but a few of them in particular had me smiling from the inside out.

I couldn’t post without mentioning my boys Jaden Smith and Luka Sabbat.  It was no shock that these two would eventually find themselves in a picture together.  This is perfectly fine with me seeing as how I’m low-key obsessed with them both. Jaden wore his go to label of choice Louis Vuitton, where he formerly was house muse. Smith accessorized his look with a diamond encrusted grille as well as his newly shorn blonde locks.  Luka Sabbat, who still has his locs, chose to don a bold red tuxedo by Dolce & Gabbana Alto Sartorio (Dolce & Gabbana’s mens couture line). Sabbat, who is currently starring in Dolce & Gabbana’s spring ad campaigns, was a perfect mix of sartorial elegance and laid back cool.

Jaden Smith and Luka Sabbat at the Met Gala

Speaking of Jaden, his ex Kylie Jenner took my breath away.  Say what you want about her, Kylie was nothing short of perfection in her Atelier Versace creation. Platinum blonde bob and Donatella Versace as her accessories, Jenner was the queen of the night.

Kylie Jenner at the Met Gala 2017

Last but certainly not least I have to give it to my girl Rihanna. The “Phresh off the Runway” singer was sort of “fresh off the runway” having chosen a Comme Des Garcons piece straight from their fall 2016 runway collection. You gotta hand it to her, not many people can pull off wearing a byzantine conduit of fabric in assorted colors and prints.  No surprise, consequently the pop singer could have walked down the carpet wearing a burlap sack and would still have looked better than half the women there.

Rihanna at the Met Gala 2017

[RECAP] Chicago Screening For Fox’s New Drama, “Shots Fired!”

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The Fox network is rolling out a new special series called “Shots Fired”.  The show will be a 10 hour event series that will focus on race relations in our country. The show will also focus on racial profiling of African Americans by the police force. “Shots Fired” will follow two racially charged shootings that take place in a small Southern town and the aftermath which occurs from the situations. The new drama series will star Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, Dewanda Wise, Richard Dreyfus, Helen Hunt, and Jill Hennessy.  

Fox series "Shots Fired" promo photo

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Recently, Fox held a screening for the anticipated series in Chicago. The event was attended by the shows creators and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The screening was held in the AMC River East 21 theater and there were over 200 guest in attendance. Also, in attendance were the stars of the series Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Mack Wilds.

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Ice Cube Hosts Fist Fight Prescreening in ATL

Several members of Atlanta’s press had the pleasure of attending the pre-screening of comedic movie, Fist Fight, starring hip hop legend Ice Cube and Horrible Bosses star, Charlie Day. Ice Cube, along with other celebs including Ed Lover, Gary Owens, Karli Redd and ATL’s radio personalities, Ryan Cameron, Reec Swiney, and HeadKrack were all in attendance to watch Cube’s upcoming comedy.

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The film takes place on the last day of school, where eager graduating seniors are throwing classic pranks on the faculty. The mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep his head above water through while dealing with a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school.

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Though Cube and Day are the stars of the show, comedians Tracy Morgan and Jillian Bell are the best supporting actors, leaving the audience in hysteria with their snarky comments, inappropriate behavior and all around hilariously funny charm. Fist Fight is definitely one to see if you’re in need of a good laugh. The lesson many can take from this movie, is when life knocks you down, you must roll with the punches and get back up.

Fist Fight debuts worldwide today, February 17th. Check out the trailer below.

Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) Faces Lawsuit Over Racist Jokes!

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Steve Harvey has a former employee who is making some serious accusations about the comedian. Harvey has been hit with a lawsuit, by an employee named Joseph Cooper, who claims he doesn’t like white people. Cooper alleges that he has recordings of the ‘Family Feud’  host saying,

“I don’t give a s–t about America!”

And on another alleged recording, Harvey allegedly urged fans to “spit on white people!” and “go assault old white women!”

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 Meanwhile, Harvey has also filed a lawsuit against Cooper, accusing the ex employee of using the recordings to “extort” him for $5 million. theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reported, Cooper tried to sell old recordings of Harvey’s comedy routines, made more than 20 years ago, because of the sensitive material they contained. Harvey claims in documents that Mr. Cooper has initiated a campaign to essentially extort me, coerce me and embarrass me as I started to build my entertainment career.”

 Harvey’s lawyers claimed that:

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“virtually every time Harvey was hired for a television show [Cooper] would contact the owners or principals to inform them of potentially embarrassing material and or tapes and attempt to have them influence Harvey to pay for the tapes.”

Cooper claims that he created the tapes after he was hired the comedian in 1993. At the time, he says that he was to videotape his comedy act at the Steve Harvey Comedy Club in Dallas.

In court documents, Harvey admits that the tapes contain material that is “a lot edgier” than the family oriented jokes he now uses. Back then, he said,

“I didn’t have to concern myself with branding or imaging or anything. You could just say, I thought I was funnier.’

The case is headed to court so let’s see how it plays out. 

Do you feel that a comedian such as Steve Harvey who is known for making jokes should be sued for making the jokes? Do you even think the jokes were racist?

Sound Off in the Comments Below.

 (Source: theJasmineBRAND.com)

 

“I’m sure he could hurt me if he really wanted to…” Pilot Jones (@whospilotjones) Says He Afraid for His Life After Threatening Texts from Rob Kardashian (@robkardashian)!

This “Pilot Jones vs. Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian” saga continues to get more and more out of control. As you recall Blac Chyna was accused of having an affair with him to which she responded with allegations of him trying to use her and being gay. Rob, however, upped the ante and sent him some threatening texts laced with racial and homophobic epithets! Well Pilot has responded to the texts stating he is afraid for his life!

via Love B. Scott & HollywoodLife

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“I’m scared. I’m not an animal and I don’t want to be gay bashed and taunted with racial slurs by him. He has millions of dollars and I’m sure he could hurt me if he really wanted to. I have two sons and they mean everything to me so I have to protect myself. I had to change my phone number, email address, everything because I got hundreds of death threats.”

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#CelebrityCrush- Zac Efron (@ZacEfron)

Good Morning my lovelies! It’s Monday morning and of course, no Monday is right over at  without our coveted Monday male #CelebrityCrush and yes, your girl has a treat for you all today. Many of us have been in love with this man since our days in High School (or Junior High depending on which age bracket you were in) and that love has since grown with his transition from Disney films to adult features. You guys who which Hollywood hunk I’m talking about – Zac Efron is today’s Celebrity Crush.

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Zac Efron’s breakthrough role came in 2006 when he first appeared in the teen musical film “High School Musical” which starred Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman. The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. Zac went on to reprise his original role as Troy Bolton in the following High School Musical films. He followed this with the commercially successful comedy film “17 Again” about a 37-year-old man played by Matthew Perry who is transformed into his 17-year-old self (played by Efron) after a chance accident.

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[VIDEO] New Artist Alert: Tabitha (@Tabithamusik) – Holla At Me

Hailing all the way from Amsterdam, Tabitha teamed up with Studio 43, the boutique label of music industry mogul, Kenny Burns, to launch her debut single “Holla At Me” by way of her debut album, No Fiction, which is set to be released Spring 2017.

“Holla At Me,” takes listeners on the songstress’s journey as an artist. From her roots in Amsterdam and experiencing the music industry at a young age, to her travels to London and Los Angeles to work on her album, No Fiction. “Holla At Me” pays tribute to both her past and her future.

Within seconds people can immediately tell that Tabitha has some serious pipes on her and her soulful voice gives off Amy Winehouse vibes mixed in with a little Queen Bey and Rihanna. Either way, her silk runs and sultry sounds will make anyone a fan and her hunger to succeed will make her a force to be reckon with.

“I’m determined to make my mark by being honest and real with music lovers and the music industry alike,” says Tabitha.

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