Category: Events

Serena Williams Serena Williams

Congrats to Serena Williams for grabbing her 7th Sony Open title.  Serena was victorious in conquering the title against her Chinese opponent Li Na.  The event was held at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.  Serena also won the Sony Open title last year.

Serena has already surpassed the record of tennis player Andre Agassi in winning the most number of Sony Open titles.  According to the No.1 ranked tennis player, her fans helped her in winning the title.  She said, “It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, if I can just hang in here and just try to enjoy myself. Honestly the crowd pulled me through. I heard some fans go, ‘Go Serena.’”

Serena Williams Serena Williams

Serena was truly grateful to her fans, in fact, after the match, she gave her shoes to one lucky fan.  She also posted a photo with her dad with the caption, “With my trainer @mackieshilstone after the match. I gave my fans my shoes! #7″

Kelly Rowland and her fiancé Tim Witherspoon also attended the match to cheer Serena.

What can you say about the match?

Photo Credits: Philly, LA Times

Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj

It is quite amazing that Nicki Minaj still finds time to throw a sweet 16 birthday party for her baby brother Micaiah.  Because of this gesture, she might be awarded with a “Best Sister Ever!” award.  On this very special day, she gave her baby brother a New York Knicks-themed cake.  In order to make the special occasion more extraordinary he managed to make her brother receive birthday messages from his favorites such as basketball players LeBron James, Chris Paul and others.

Minaj wrote:

“They can take it all. Just leave me with these two. Jelani, my big brother…. Love of my life. LOVE of my life. He’s not flashy so him “casually” showing off a Rolex made me crack up. Nothing else matters if u don’t have the ppl who hold your heart right by your side.”

Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj

“Thank u to Lil Wayne, Baby, Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, Diddy, Chris Paul, Fab, Tyga, Mack, Tez, Gee Roberson, SB, Scoob, LaLa and Sherika for helping to make Caiah’s party even more special. U guys r simply amazing, humble and sweet. I’ll never forget it. Sometimes I have to remind myself of what’s “really” important. If u could only see how his face lit up when seeing these superstars. Lol. That’s all a big sister could ask for. Thank u. Love”

Isn’t it so sweet?

Photo Credits: Cambio, Hollywood Life

Lala, Ciara and Kim Lala, Ciara and Kim

Some of Ciara’s celebrity friends who attended her baby shower included Lala Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and others.  The outdoor event was held on Saturday (March 22).  Aside from her celebrity friends, Future and Future’s mother also attended the event.

There were assumptions that the 28 year old singer will be having a baby boy since there was a blue cake with the theme ’Baby Love Wilburn’.

Future Future

After the baby shower, Ciara thanked her show hosts.  She wrote:

“THANK YOU 2 These AMAZING Ladies 4 Making It All Happen Today. It’s All Still Surreal 4 Me! You Guys Made It Even More Like A Dream! #PerfectFriends = #PerfectHosts =  #PerfectBabyShower  =  #PerfectDay. @yolondafredrick @lala @ellislisa  Love You Guys Much!!”

Lala also wrote a message and welcomed Ciara into the mother’s club.  She wrote:

“The perfect day surrounded by love as we celebrate a blessing coming into this world. @ciara is glowing!!! Makes me and @kimkardashian so happy to welcome her into the mommy club! I love u ??”

Is it a boy?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, Rumor Fix

Floyd Mayweather Floyd Mayweather

A few days ago, there were reports that boxing champ Floyd Mayweather was apparently the one who was overseeing the beating of his two former employees.  But according to the Las Vegas police spokesman, they are not investigating the case as of the moment since they believe that it is only a rumor.

Laura Meltzer, the public information officer for the Las Vegas police department, revealed that nobody has come forward and made a complaint that he was a victim of the supposed attack and at the same time there is no police report that has been filed.  She said:

Floyd Mayweather Floyd Mayweather

“So I’ve been trying to put this rumor to rest all week. We’ve had a variety of reports that have come out stating this event occurred. We have not had a victim come forward and make a report like what is being alleged. So if this event occurred, it’s something where the victim has not come forward to the police to make an official complaint.”

“As of right now, the bureau commander over there is not aware of any complaint that has been officially filed.  So again, if this is a victim who is choosing not to come forward and make a report – then that’s up to the victim to do. We don’t have any say in that. There is no criminal complaint on file so there is no reason to go and contact Mr. Mayweather.”

Is this really true?

Photo Credits: 1011 The Beat, Af11

Sanya Richards Ross Sanya Richards Ross

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards Ross recently graced the cover of the latest issue of Pynk Magazine’s “Elite.”  Last year, Richards started her very own WEtv reality show Sanya’s Glam & Gold where the track runner shows how she balanced her life.  Sanya is currently married to two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross.  Aside from having a track career, she is also busy with her hair salon business as well as a her hair extension line, Rich Hair Collection.

How does she feel being married to an athlete?  Sanya said:

Sanya Richards Ross Sanya Richards Ross

“It’s as hard or as easy as you make it. Because [Aaron] Ross and I started dating in college, I think we figured out what worked for us very early on. I met him and then just a month later, I traveled for a month to compete. He would stay with me a lot and I remember my sister said he would be in the house listening to slow jams. You know, missing me [laughs]. But it’s just been great. We encourage each other. We support each other. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, when he’s away at training camp, I miss him desperately and can’t wait to see him and vice-versa. I think it minimizes our fights [laughs] because we’re so excited to see each other most of the time. It’s awesome. It works well for us.”

How can she handle all of these?

Photo Credits: Hello Beautiful, IBTimes

Chaka Khan Chaka Khan

It all started when Chaka Khan was interviewed during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.  A reporter from Hollywood Today told her that she is “flawless like Beyonce’s song.”  After making that remark, Chaka rolled her eyes then started to mumble something.  It’s not really clear what Chaka was mumbling but some people assumed that she called Beyonce a “b*tch.”

It quickly went viral which prompted Chaka Khan to apologize to Bey on Twitter.  She told Beyonce that she was the target of a slow news day:  She tweeted:

Beyonce Beyonce

“@Beyonce Sorry you had to be the target of a slow news day.  You know I have nothing but LOVE for you! Keep handling your business!!”

However, after Chaka made the apology, she quickly deleted it.  That is why, people are now wondering if she is really sincere in making her public apology.  Even though she revealed that she was not throwing any shade on Beyonce.

 

Why did Chaka delete the tweet?

Photo Credits: Madamenoire, Fact Mag

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong’o

Since January, Lupita Nyong’o has been busy attending several red carpets and wearing astonishing outfits.  That is why; she is frequently included in the best-dressed lists.  She has worn dresses and gowns in different colors.  Last night, during the Vanity Fair’s Post-Oscar Party, Lupita wore a white gown combined with a lime green embellished.  She also brought her date which is her Oscar award.

Lupita Nyong’o recently won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  She played the character of Patsey in the movie “12 Years A Slave.”  She was so happy and even cried as she accepted the award.  She said:

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance.“

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong’o

The film “12 Years A Slave” also won the award for Best Picture.  On the other hand, the Best Actress award was won by Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey got the award for Best Actor while Jared Leto won the award for Best Supporting Actor.

What can you say about Lupita’s speech?

Photo Credits: Hawt Celebs, The Gloss

Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o

Actress Lupita Nyong’o is someone who can catch attention whenever she walks in the room.  She is someone who does not only possess beauty but also grace and style.  However, during her speech at Essence’s 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood last night, she revealed how she was struggling in embracing her black skin.  She also admitted that she is hoping that one day she could have a lighter complexion.  The following is her speech:

“I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty, black beauty, dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: “Dear Lupita,” it reads, “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”

“My heart bled a little when I read those words, I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of The Color Purple were to me.”

Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o

“I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before.”

“And when I was a teenager my self-hate grew worse, as you can imagine happens with adolescence. My mother reminded me often that she thought that I was beautiful but that was no conservation, she’s my mother, of course she’s supposed to think I am beautiful. And then…Alek Wek. A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me, as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me, when I saw Alek I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty. But around me the preference for my skin prevailed, to the courters that I thought mattered I was still unbeautiful. And my mother again would say to me you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.”

“And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away.”

“And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.”

She ended the speech by saying:

“There is no shame in black beauty.”

Isn’t it an incredible speech?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, IB Times

Brandy Brandy

Last night, Brandy Norwood attended the Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood.  During the event it was quite obvious that she was not wearing her engagement ring anymore.  During her birthday celebration, some of her fans were wondering why her fiancé Ryan Press did not show up on the event.  At the same time she was not wearing her ring.  So far, Brandy did not confirm yet that she is no longer engaged.

When Brandy was asked about her relationship, she quickly responded:

“I’m not talking about my relationship. I’m here to celebrate powerful women today.”

She further added:

“I think you just have to speak from your heart and if you want to share [your relationship], great. If not, then that’s your choice.”

Brandy Brandy

Last year, Brandy also admitted during an interview that before she met Ryan, she had lost hope on love.  She said:

“I’m very happy. I’m definitely on Cloud 20. At one point I gave up on love, so to have this feeling and for it to be like the first time, with the person that I feel like God has created for me to be with, it feels magical. And I want it to stay like this so every married couple that we have been meeting over our vacation, I’ve been asking them, ‘So what’s the secret?’ They’ve been giving me a lot of great tips. Communication is the key, clearly, so we’ll see what this thing does.”

Will they be able to patch things up?

Photo Credits: Fashion Bomb Daily, Talking With Tami

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington

After attending the red carpet for NAACP Image Awards last Saturday, Kerry Washington went to Shonda Rhimes’ house on Sunday for her baby shower.  Despite the fact that Kerry’s husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, was not able to make it, the party was well attended by her friends as well as her family.  There were over 60 guests including Kerry’s mother and sisters-in-laws, Chisara Asomugha and Udo Asomugha.  Kerry’s mother-in-law, Dr. Lilian Asomugha, was also there including her Scandal co-star, Darby Stanchfield plus many more.

The party started at 11a.m. and Kerry was spotted wearing a light blue denim maternity dress.  Jane Fonda shared some details about the party on her blog.  She wrote:

“Today I was at Kerry Washington’s baby shower. She’s 7 months pregnant and looking radiant. It was a wonderful party with guests being asked to go into a photo booth and take 6 different poses that were then mounted on a black paper where we could write a message; signing a diaper (I wrote “I hope everything comes out alright!”), putting signed thumb prints onto a drawing of a tree—I had no idea there could be so many nice ways to commemorate the up-coming event and leave loving memories for mom and baby.”

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington

“I hadn’t seen Kerry since she was pregnant and as soon as I saw her with her gorgeous belly I starting crying. Then Kerry’s mother spoke, giving words of wisdom to Kerry and the rest of us about how to raise a baby to be a happy, fully realized, person. I started crying again (and it wasn’t because I wanted to go back and do my own raising of my own kids all over again with more wisdom, though that did press in on me) . . . it was because her words moved me.”

Since she was wearing blue, there were speculations that she will be having a baby boy.

Is it going to be a boy?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, Celebrender