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ENTER NOW: YBF’S 2012 MASSIVE SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY!

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It’s about that time again.  TheYBF.com LOVES the Holidays.  And that means we’re sharing major ish with our FAB readers.  It’s our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for such a fabulous year.  Enter our second annual MASSIVE Holiday Swag Bag Giveaway inside!

From smartphones to makeup to giftcards to liquor to beauty products to jewelry…The YBF team worked extra hard to get you completely covered for the Holidays!

TheYBF.com is giving TWO of our most fabulous readers a HOLIDAY SWAG BAG full of a few of the YBF team’s favorite things.  30 of them to be exact.

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From LaLa Anthony‘s beauty products to the uber popular Doc Mcstuffin dolls (that are sold out everywhere on shelves this Christmas) for that special little one in your life, to a Samsung Galaxy phone for you to visit YBF’s mobile site, to gift cards to DVDs and fragrances from your fave celebs like Nicki Minaj, to gear from Lil Wayne & Alicia Keys.  It’s here.

Here’s how to enter YBF’s MASSIVE Swag Bag Giveaway:

From today until December 26th, fill out the webform HERE to enter.  If you have trouble with the webform, send your name/valid email/address/phone number to Giveaways@TheYBF.com.

And yes, it helps to LIKE our Facebook Page and FOLLOW us on Twitter.

Contest ends 12/26 at midnight EST. Two (2) winners will receive identical bags with all items below.

CHECK OUT THE FULL BAG CONTENTS BELOW:

  • Samsung Galaxy Express
  • $ 250 to Spend at CustomInk.com
  • ONE YEAR SUPPLY of African Pride & Beautiful Textures Hair Care
  • A Bottle of Nicki Minaj’s Debut Scent “Pink Friday”
  • A Pair Alicia Keys x Reebook “Double Bubble Cargo”
  • $ 500 to Spend at Modalistas.com
  • A Bottle of Peach Cobbler Flavored Nuvo
  • $ 100 Disney Store Gift Card
  • 1-Year Subscription to Vibe Magazine
  • ShopBop.com Exclusive Jumper from LaLa Anthony & Celebrity Stylist Jason Bolden 5th & Mercer Line
  • Doc McStuffins Doll from Disney Store
  • $ 150 Arch Card from McDonalds
  • Carol’s Daughter Holiday Gift Set
  • Kinky Curly Travel Pack
  • $ 50 Kmart Gift Card
  • A De’Ve Smooth Reaction Flat Iron & Gift Basket from Celebrity Hair Stylist Latrice Strader
  • Hollywood Trainer Jeanette Jenkins “Cardio Kickboxing” DVD
  • A Swatch Watch from “Night Glows” Collection
  • Lil Wayne’s “Trukfit” T-Shirts & Hats
  • Loaded Gift Baskets from LaLa Anthony’s Motives Make-Up Set
  • A Bottle of Lamar & Khloe Kardashian’s “Unbreakable” Perfume
  • A “Brilliant Cluster” Ring from NYC Socialite & Former "RHONY" Jill Zarin’s Jewelry Line
  • 2013 Q Parker Fitness Calendar
  • A Bottle of Fou-Dre Vodka
  • Latest Music from Kem, Ne-Yo, Emeli Sande, Q. Parker, Vivian Green, Dwele, Q. Parker and Trina Braxton
  • Skin-Care Products from Beverly Hills Based Dermatologist Dr. Susan Evans
  • A Scarf from Calypso St. Barth
  • An Autographed Poster from “Girl On Fire” Alicia Keys
  • $ 10 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card
  • Fashion Fair Holiday Gift Set

GOOD LUCK & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

DO WE LOVE IT?: Jennifer Hudson’s Sexy Black Lace Mini Dress For 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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Jennifer Hudson was one of the performers at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2012 in Oslo, Norway yesterday (Wednesday).  And she donned a leg-baring sexy look for the occasion.  Decide if we love her look inside…

 

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A Nobel Peace Prize concert wouldn’t be the first place we would think of for where Jennifer Hudson would wear a dress like this.  But did she pull it off?  The singer hit the Oslo Spektrum in a Dolce & Gabbana black lace mini curve hugging frock with gold brocade embellished at the upper waist.

Jenny’s all about flaunting her new body in clothes she never would have worn before her 80 pound weight loss.  And with her studded black platform pumps, she’s indeed an eye catcher these days.

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And Ne-Yo, who also hit the stage with her, seemed to not have a prob with it either.  So…

 

DO WE LOVE IT?!

PICS: LeBron James Honored As 2012 Sportsman Of The Year In NYC With Savannah, Jay-Z & Beyonce

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LeBron James is the new 2012 Sportsman of the Year, and he copped his award at a big honoree ceremony tonight in NYC.  And his fiancee Savannah Brinson was there to celebrate, as well as his homie Jay-Z and wife Beyonce.

 

Pics inside…

LeBron and Savannah made it a celebratory date night while attending the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation at Espace Wednesday night in NYC.

The twosome made their way to the Miami Heat star’s big awards ceremony, and had a few of their A-list friends there to celebrate the ocassion as well–The Carters:

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Savannah looked great in a mesh detailed purple cocktail dress while Bey kept it cool in an oxblood pantsuit.  LeBron kept it dapper in an off-black suit himself.

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Fab couple indeed.

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LeBron posed on the carpet with his trophy.

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And he snapped pics with Hov and his US Olympic Team coach Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski.

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Bron tweeted on the way to the game a pic of him and his fab fiancee saying, "I’m good."  Cute.

JINGLE BALL 2012: Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo GET FAB For KIIS FM’s Holiday

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Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo made their way to KIIS FM’s 2012 Jingle Ball in L.A. last night.  The three day event capped off with appearances from Alicia Keys and the cute couple.  Pics inside…

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Jordin’s looking red hot these days.  So it’s no surprise Mr. Derulo can’t keep his hands off his Sparkle star of a girlfriend.  The twosome popped up at Nokia Theatre’s L.A. Live as Jason was performing.  Also hitting the stage Monday night: Flo Rida, Pitbull, PSY, and The Wanted.

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Chick’s body is killer these days.

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And Alicia also made her way to the event in a blue leather jacket and colorful blouse:

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She hit the stage with an introduction from Ryan Seacrest.  And chatted up folks backstage.  Check out her interview about mommyhood and more below:

GLAM: Tyra Banks COVERS The December 2012 Issue of “COSMOPOLITAN” South Africa

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Model mogul Tyra Banks covers the December 2012 issue of COSMOPOLITAN South Africa where she shimmers in gold.  See more pics inside….

"ANTM" judge Tyra Banks shimmers in gold on the cover of COSMOPOLITAN South Africa in a Herve Leger dress, a corset by The Blonds and jewelry from CC Skye, Judith Haas and Campbell.

With a photoshoot captured by Udo Spreitzenbarth, Tyra dishes to the mag about body image issues and offers advice on the modeling business.

A few highlights:

On societal pressures for body image:
“Loving yourself is paramount, no matter what shape, size or color you are. I call it being flawsome: you + your flaws + awesome = flawsome.”

On starting out in the modeling business:
“Don’t chase the money, chase the passion.”

 

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Still bangin’.

Photos via  Udo Spreitzenbarth

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

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Today, TheYBF.com commemorates World AIDS Day. Read on for ways YOU can participate and get more infomation about fighting the epidemic.

 

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TheYBF.com celebrates WORLD AIDS DAY, which is held every year to address the worldwide AIDS epidemic.  The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is  “Getting to Zero” by 2015. The goal is to encourage governments to live up to their financial pledges so there’ll will be "Zero AIDS Related Deaths, Zero New Infections and Zero Discrimination."

Great strides have been made in the epidemic with the most recent global AIDS Report showing new treatment measures have averted more than 2.5 million AIDS related deaths since 1995,  but clearly, the war is far from over.  Funding for HIV has already begun to flat line with many governments not coming through on pledges they have made.  

But things are a bit different at the White House (where the AIDS ribbon was put on display).  President Obama released a statement earlier this week saying, 

“This Saturday, December 1st, on World AIDS Day, we will come together as a global community to stand with people affected by HIV/AIDS, to remember those we have lost, and to renew our commitment to ending the pandemic once and for all. We have made great strides in combating this disease, and an AIDS-free generation is within sight."

And both Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis argued that implementing Obama’s healthcare act will be key to combating the disease in the US and giving an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. access to better health insurance and doctors.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also recounted huge accomplishments in the areas of travel and employment for HIV positive persons saying,

“Thanks to President Obama concluding a successful bipartisan effort to end the travel entry ban on people living with HIV, the International AIDS Conference at last returned to the United States for the first time in 22 years.

Through our department’s aggressive public education campaign, we inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under federal law – including that workers cannot be denied employment, harassed or otherwise discriminated against because of their HIV status.”
 

 

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New Yorks kicked off World AIDS Day on Thursday with a celebration in the Meatpacking District sponsored by Belvedere.

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Models Angela Martini and Jessica White among the guests.

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Ceremonies to commemorate World AIDS Day will be happening in the nation’s capital and in many other cities around the world today.

 

Join in the US goal for "Getting to Zero" by donating to these organizations:

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
World Vision
CARE

 

Ciara Flaunts Her Killer Legs At BILLBOARD Women In Music Luncheon 2012

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Ciara knows how to flaunt her best assets for any event…and that would be her killer legs.  At today’s Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at capitale in NYC, the singer made her way to the event in a hot leather mini dress and her usual sky high heels.

 

Pics inside…

In a black two-sided leather/fabric mini dress and black suede Louboutins, Ciara and her shorter blonde waves made her way to Capitale in NYC today for BILLBOARD’s Women In Music Luncheon honoring their Woman of the Year–Katy Perry.

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Once inside, the hot-bodied 27-year-old rocked the red carpet for the cameras:

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And she posed it up with the woman of the hour saying, "Had A Great Time 2Day At Billboards Woman Of The Year Event.. @katyperry Is Truly 1 Awesome Lady! Ow!"

Nice!  Ci’s scheduled to release her One Woman Army album December 4th.

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PERFORMANCE FAB: Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown And MC Hammer ROCK The 2012 American Music Awards

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The 2012 American Music Awards were held last night with superstar acts like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ludacris and Stevie Wonder hitting the stage. And there was even a surprise performance by MC Hammer who went "Gangnam Stlye!" See the videos inside…..

The 2012 AMAs were held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live last night in Los Angeles. There were tons of celebs in attendance who first walked the red carpet before settling into their seats to be entertained by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

During the show, Beyonce won the award for "Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist" while Rihanna got "Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Talk That Talk" and Nicki copped two awards for Fave Rap/Hip Hop Artist & Album.

Nicki hit the stage, wrapped in fur and wearing a pink wig to perform "Freedom" off the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up disc. She also walked away with awards for "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album."

She also hit the stage with Justin Bieber to perform "Beauty And A Beat."

Usher, who walked away with the "Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist" award performed a medley of hits and showed off some great dance moves.

 

Music icon Stevie Wonder performed a touching tribute to the late Dick Clark, who founded the AMAs but missed his first one ever last night due to recovering from illness. He spoke to the legendary TV personality saying,

"I just remember his friendship, his kindness and I remember his love for music and love for people. I challenge you, you as communicators, leaders, politicians, spiritual leaders, put your love first as we musicians put our music and songs first, and unite the world. And then we can be jamming ’til the break of dawn!"

 

And after an introduction from Brandy, Swizz Beatz hit the stage with Chris Brown and Ludacris to perform "Everyday Birthday."  

 

And in one of the show’s surprises, rap veteran MC Hammer hit the stage with pop sensation Psy for a mashup of "Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit To Quit."

 

 

 

Get More: Music News

 

Not gonna lie–LOVE this.

See the full winner’s list here.

RED CARPET FAB: YBF Celebs Roll To The 2012 American Music Awards

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Bright colors took over the fall time red carpet of the 2012 American Music Awards last night.  Check out which YBF celebs put on their Sunday glammed up best to see who would take home awards.  Red carpet pics inside…

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Sunday evening at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Nicki Minaj, Brandy, Jordin Sparks & her boo Jason Derulo, Kelly Rowland and plenty more hit the red carpet for the big night of music.

 

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Nicki, who copped the awards for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded & Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist, made sure to rock an attention grabber of a dress.

She put on a traditional style strapless ruched dress with a very full bottom from Monique Lhuillier.  But it was the neon citrine color that made a statement.  And of course, her uber blonde wiggery and crazy poses.  Her jewelry was by Charles Albert.

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Brandy looked pretty much flawless in a gold shimmering asymmetrical dress and laid hair and gorgeous makeup.

 

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She definitely took a risk with this bold look, but we’re loving it.

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Chris Brown made an appearance on the carpet in a sleek black leather look with his gold & white sneakers.

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Well look at the two lovebirds Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo.  The twosome locked lips on the carpet and came up for air long enough to take some head-on shots:

 

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Well aren’t they precious.  Sparkle star Jordin rocked a multi-print long gown from the Etro Fall 2012 collection.  And pulled it off nicely.

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Fresh faced and pretty as always.

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Speaking of fresh faced….

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Kelly Rowland looked her usual gorgeous self in a Naeem Khan Fall 2012 dress embellished with mirrored stones and felt applique.  Good look for her.

 

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Tyga, who celebrates a birthday today (Monday) rocked head to almost-toe red.  Of course he did.  But where’s that hairline?

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The new ‘Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Rocsi Diaz showed off her gams in a black & white peplum & dramatic shoulder mini dress.

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Swizz Beatz borrowed Kanye‘s diamond grille for the evening.

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"Scandal" star Kerry Washington also rocked a bright color on the yellow end of the spectrum like Nicki Minaj.  But unlike Nicki, she went the sheer lace route in her Stella McCartney Resort 2013 longsleeved dress.  She accessorized with a yellow Kotur clutch and coral pumps.  And some type of way, pulled this difficult almost frumpy look completely off. 

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50 Cent made his way on the carpet in a checkered button down & grey suit.  He was on hand to present an award to Nicki Minaj.

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"90210" star Tristan Wilds hit the carpet before he took over his own red carpet hosting duties for the night.

 

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Ludacris & Sean Kingston rocked leather & printed jackets and jeans for the occasion.

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And will.i.am rocked his usual completely unusual look.

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Check out this cute video of Brandy playing the celeb crush game during her red carpet interview…but she had to shut it down because her man Ryan (pictured above with her last night) was close by:

Fun times.

Pics: Getty

Nick, Mariah, Swizzy & More Honor The Do Gooders At The 2012 HALO AWARDS

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Nick Cannon hosted his annual TeenNICK HALO Awards last night in L.A. at the Hollywood Palladium.  And his wife Mariah Carey was on hand to lend her support…and a little glam for the Awards honoring young do-gooders.

 

Check the pics inside for other celebs who came out to help Nick honor the kids…

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Halo–which stands for Helping And Leading Others–is Nick’s passion project he started with TeenNICK to celebrate the youngins who do good things for others.  The Awards will air Monday night On NICK, but until then, check out who was there:

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Mrs. Cannon kept it glam in a Balenciaga one shoulder black gown, Gucci shoes and Paolo Costagli jewelry.

 
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The "Idol" judge was there to support her hubby and his celeb friends for the cause.

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Ne-Yo hit the stage to perform.

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Nicole Richie looked gorge in a flowy black dress and head piece as she presented an Award to a youngster.

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Comedian Mark Curry was there to support.

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And so was one of the newest faces of the NICK network–Rachel Crow.

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Anthony Anderson and his pink feather boa hit the stage.

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Cutie Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams was there to present.

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Swizz Beatz hit up the show to rock out with a group of cute kids.

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Fab times.

Pics: Getty