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Nelly Brought Rumored New Girlfriend Tae Heckard To His ‘Black & White Ball’…And His Fam LOVES Her (PICS)


Looks like the dating rumors are true about rapper Nelly and video vixen turned actress Tae Heckard.  Yesterday, we posted a new Instagram shot of the two chillin’ together after rumors swirled for weeks that the two were dating.  Now, we have even more proof that Nelly has definitely moved on from Ashanti and is more than "just friends" with Tae.


Pics from their ‘Black & White Ball’ date night inside…

Tae (real name Lashontae) Heckard is Nelly’s newest arm piece.  The rumors of the 39-year-old rapper splitting from Ashanti, his girlfriend of 10 years, are ringing more and more true everyday.

Reports surfaced a few days ago that Nelly and Tae were together at his annual Black & White ball in St. Louis last month.  And now, here are the pics.   Back in December, she posed it up (above) in a white gown with Nelly’s nephew (an up and coming rapper) Tab.

And Tae’s even won over Nelly’s 18-year-old daughter Chanel:


They snapped pics at the event with Chanel saying on her Instagram, "She loves me."  Sounds more serious than just a jump off situation…


Chanel, pictured above with her dad at the Ball, has tweeted a few times about her realationship with Tae.  And it looks like the ladies get along just fine.



And my has she grown up.  Chanel posed it up with her mom before hitting up the Ball’s red carpet later that night.


Nephew Tab, who is the son of Nelly’s late sister Jackie, posted another pic with Tae recently saying how much he adores her. 

And our source close to Nelly tells us that Tae has been spending plenty of time in the Lou the last few months, hanging with the rapper’s family.  And confirms they are indeed dating.

Folks know how to move on fast…

Joseline, Stevie J. & Diamond Do BLACK MEN Magazine + Tami Roman Flaunts Her New Body In Diet Ad


Joseline tapped into her femininity for her the cover of the new issue of Black Men magazine.  And, of course, she’s got Stevie J. all in the mix too.  Check their pics and Diamond‘s feature inside, plus Tami Roman‘s new diet ad…



The reality chicks and rappers are doing their usual of covering the pages of the booty mags.  First up, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" stars Joseline & Stevie J. in Black Men mag.  Dare we say, Joseline actually looks…nice.  And we’re kinda loving the last pic even.  We know….it’s a shocker.


Also featured in the new issue is rapper (and LAHH ATL star Scrappy’s ex) Diamond.  Guess she’s putting her T&A purchases (her ex’s claims) to good use.




"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman has branched out to start pushing diet aides.  And she’s looking great these days.

Besides starring in a new original comedy series, "Belles", premiering on January 21st and playing the character Loreta Cooper, Tami Roman is also starring in the newest NV Clinical Commercial. As their spokesperson, the 42-year-old busy mom, who recently quit smoking, didn’t exercise regularly and she says her metabolism slowed down drastically. So Tami went the route of getting a healthy boost in weight loss and not a quick fix.



She admits, "I’ve tried to lose weight so many times, but I always gave up easily because the first two weeks are the hardest.  Everyone knows that I love food and can identify with my struggles. Once I tried NV Clinical and saw fast results the first week, it motivated me to keep pushing!

Check out her brand new ad below:

Looking good Tami!

EBONY MAGAZINE’S BLACK LOVE COVER COUPLES: Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin + T.I. & Tiny + T.D. Jakes & Wife Serita


EBONY magazine debuted their 3 covers displaying BLACK LOVE for their February 2013 issue.  Check out tv’s new leading lady and her movie studio exec hubby, reality tv’s fave hip hop couple, and the megachurch leader/film producer with his First Lady inside….

Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin are the newlyweds amongst the three couples featured.  And they’re looking HOT on the new EBONY cover.

The "Deception" actress manages to look effortlessly sexy at all times as she’s pictured hugged up in her husband DeVon Franklin’s lap in a sheer black Avelon pullover and a peek-a-boo Kiki de Montparnasse bodysuit.

Since getting married 7 months ago in a private (and surprise) ceremony, the twosome seem to be so in love.  And living on different coasts while Meagan shoots her new NBC show still hasn’t put out their fire.  Meagan told the mag:

“One of the reasons I think God put us together is that we see the world very much alike, and where we see it differently, we complement each other."

And on how they make it work: "What do I do for him that’s romantic? I try to surprise him whenever he comes to town. I wear nice things…Wink!"

Not mad at that.



T.I. & Tiny have been married for two and a half years, and they have survived some time apart thanks to a few jail stints.  So taking a little love advice from the rapper and singer, who have been together for a total of 14 years and more in love than ever, doesn’t seem too crazy.

T.I. on happily ever after: "Once I made my mind up that I was going to be committed to this relationship, I started being married then and there.… Since I’ve been married, it’s the same relationship, we’re the same people. We treat each other the same way, and we’re just as happy now as we were before."


And on the third cover is mega church pastor and film producer T.D. Jakes, along with is wife Serita:


The Dallas-based church involved twosome are also making their debut as an EBONY cover couple.  They’ve been married the longest of the three, and have some sound advice.

Bishop T.D. Jakes on marriage: "Marriage requires work and expecting the unexpected.… Don’t let other people design a marriage you can’t live with. Keep other people out your business. Every marriage is different."

Word.  All three fab covers hit stands January 4th.  

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


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…



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.


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



Alicia Keys Raises $1.3 Mill At BLACK BALL–Oprah, Swizz Beatz, Mom Teresa & More CELEBRATE


Alicia Keys hosted her annual Black Ball last night at the Apollo Theater.  And despite it being moved from its original date due to Hurricane Sandy, the A-listers still came out to celebrate and help raise over $ 1.3 mill for Alicia’s Keep A Child Alive charity.


Pics and deets inside…



Rocking a velour eggplant gown for her big night, Alicia Keys hosted her big 2012 Black Ball in Harlem last night, which was emceed by Whoopi Goldberg.  And looked fab while doing so.  The event raised serious cash for her Keep A Child Alive foundation, and she made it a family affair with her mom, Teresa Augello, her hubby, Swizz Beatz, and both of their brothers.



Ms. Teresa must be super proud of her "Girl On Fire" daughter.


Alicia tweeted a pic of her and her hubby saying her "best friend" made the night perfect.



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Alicia posed it up with chef Padma Lakshmi and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo.


Alicia tweeted that it was an honor to be honoring Oprah Winfrey at her even for all the charity work she does.  And as 58-year-old O took the stage, she praised Alicia’s do-gooder side:

“You try to keep a child alive and I try to educate them as best as I can…When I look at Africans girls I see myself.  I continue to work for them to have the same opportunities that I have."


Mrs. keys also hit he stage to perform with Bonnie Rait and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.

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Alicia’s brother Cole and Swizzy’s bro Andre Leon King rocked tees from the Keep A Child Alive foundation.



And gorgeous model Chanel Iman was there in a stunning gold & silver gown.  Fab.


INSIDE Black Girls Rock! Red Carpet Arrivals & What You Can Expect From The Show….

Tons of celebrity YBF chicks and those who love them were front and center at this weekend’s Black Girls Rock! Awards.  Check out who hit the red carpet at the Paradise Theater in New York and a bit of the fabulousness you can expect from what went down inside the taping, before it airs….

TheYBF.com was on hand for the taping of Black Girls Rock! this weekend.  And plenty of our fave chicks were on hand to receive their much deserved awards for being their fabulous selves.

Eva Longoria hit the carpet in a pretty white dress from Dana Budeanu, a nude YSL clutch and Louboutin ankle strap pumps as she presented the Star Power Award to her good friend Kerry Washington, in an embellished Marchesa dress & bow tie Louboutin pumps.  And they posed with the gorgeous Tarajji P. Henson in her golden metallic peplum dress from Diane Von Furstenberg.

The "Person Of Interest" star looked picture perfect in the curve hugging look and leopard Louboutin pumps.

Co-hosts Tracee Ellis Ross & Regina King put their best fashion feet forward in their sexy black looks. 

Looking great Regina!  Her show "Southland" starts back in February 2013.  They posed it up on the carpet with performer Keyshia Cole.

Keyshia, in a pretty silver gown from Jovani, performed "Trust & Believe" at the Awards show.

And Mrs. Meagan Good Franklin blew a few kisses with Keyshia and rocked a midriff baring crop top and sheer maxi skirt look for the carpet.

Chick is indeed an actress with the silly laid-out red carpet poses.

Meagan kicked it with BET’s head honcho Debra Lee and her new natural mini-fro.  We actually love it.

"Basketball Wives" star Laura Govan made her way to the event in a very interesting look.  She posed it up with sponsor CHEVY’s new 2013 Malibu, and the new "106 & Park" fellas–Shorty Da Prince & Bow Wow.

Anna Francesca couture.  We’re not feeling this in the least bit.  But we love that she’s taking fashion risks.

Gabrielle Union kept it simple in a black Dolce & Gabanna dress.  This wig though…. We’re ready for a drastic change up for the Gabster…like a short sharp angled bob.

Janelle Monae looked pretty and polished in her typical look.  She rocked a tailored black tux with a McQueen clutch.

Marsha Ambrosius rocked a chic black and white look accentuated with a pretty embellishment.

Stephen Hill rocked a tee with the faces of his co-worker’s kids.  That’s what he said…

The "106 & Park" crew–Shorty Da Prince, Paigion, Bow Wow and Miss Mykie–all posed it up with Debra Lee.

India Arie kept it bright with a black knee length dress with neon yellow trim.  She performed her new song "6th Avenue", then closed out the show with "i Am Not My Hair." 


And a few fellas made appearances too:

Eric Benet, Anthony Hamilton, and Luke James performed "Wildflowers" for the ladies.  And they were introduced by Mr. Sexy himself–Idris Elba.

Ciara rocked an unflattering Givenchy look.

Black Girls Rock! creator Beverly Bond kept it chic in a dark multi-colored gown.  Lovely look for her.

Tracee Ellis Ross posed it up with the Inspiration Award winner Susan Taylor.

Exec. Producer and manager Mona Scott Young was on hand in her leopard blazer.

SWV rocked the house with one of the hottest sets of the night.

Celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins hit the carpet in a black & white Herve Leger dress.

LaLa Anthony rocked a high neck long sleeved dark green velvet Balmain dress with her Louboutin heels.  Hot look.

Singer Bridget Kelly hit the carpet.

And Dionne warwick was there to accept the Living Legend award.  but she made sure everyone knew that Black WOMEN rock too.

Other spoilers from inside the Awards that may or may not air:

  • Alicia Keys accepted the Rock Star Award.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross made an almost wipe-out worth trip over her dress when she first walked out to host, but she recovered hilariously and they re-started the taping.
  • Kerry Washington said she loves wearing her Black Girls Rock t-shirts out in public because people stop and stare…and she thinks, "You didn’t know"?
  • It was revealed that Kerry graduated Phi Beta Kappa and double majored in Anthropology & Sociology at George Washington University.
  • Alicia Keys opened up the show with an all girl marching band leading her to the stage during "A New Day."
  • Janelle Monae said while accepting her award that she wears her uniform (the black/white look she wears while performing) to pay homage to her mother who was a proud janitor, her father who was a trash man, and her step father who was a postal worker (and who raised her as his
    own).  Janelle said she wears it because there is "still worked to be done."  Janelle was also a maid when she first moved to Atlanta.
  • Susan Taylor said she is NEVER getting rid of her braids…for anyone asking.  Ha!
  • Missy was the surprise performer during Ciara’s set.
  • Tracee rocked one of her mom’s now vintage Oscar De la Renta shirts as one of her looks of the night.
  • A video tribute was shown of the 2012 black female Olympians from all over the world.


You can catch Black Girls Rock! on BET November 4th at 8p EST.


Black Girls & Men Who Rock Are Everywhere….

Estelle, Tracee Ellis Ross, Beverly Bond & More ROCK OUT At The “Shot Caller’s Dinner” For Black Girls Rock!


Last night, Beverly Bond, the CEO and Founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! teamed with CHEVY to host the "CHEVY Shot Caller’s Dinner" at Espace NYC.  Find out more about the fab event inside and see pics of Tracee Ellis Ross, Estelle, and Luke James…..

R&B group SWV, Salt and singer Estelle were amongst the movers and shavers spotted at CHEVY’s Shot Caller’s Dinner in NYC last night.  The event was a part of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, which tapes tonight, and welcomed influential individuals who are making an impact on their communities.  

During a touching moment, representatives from CHEVY (shown above) presented a $ 25,000 check to BGR and Beverly Bond was overcome with emotion.  She shared an inspirational story about BGR saying that it began in 2006 as a t-shirt and everything it has become is a product of her thoughts and dreams.   She also shared that Tracee (who’s hosting BGR this year) was also the host of the first BGR.



And BET CEO Debra Lee posed with Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick who’ll receive the BGR Living Legend Award Saturday night.

BET’s TJ Holmes (who hosts "Don’t Sleep") was spotted with Estelle, Marvet Britto, and Alexis Welch. Alexis (Amar’e Stoudemire’s fiancee) looked gorge in a white Chanel dress which she paired with an Alexander McQueen belt, Louis Vuitton shoes, and an Hermes clutch.

Estelle tweeted some fun photos of herself with Coko and Tracee.

Meanwhile, Tracee used fun LuLu Frost jewelry to add color to her black ensemble.


Actor Luke James posed with artist Sofi Green and MTV & Shade 45 personality Sway.  The blue-green-haired Sofi 

We see both Alice Smith and Michaela Angela Davis like funky frames!

Bethann Hardison shared a hug with recording artist Alice Smith.  Later on, Alice blew the audience away with a performance at dinner.

Dr. Michelle Callahan posed with VH1′s Janelle Snowden.

And the pink themed dinner was fab times for all.

Photos via Brad Barket/Getty Images North America/TheYBF.com


FAB CHICKS: Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington & Susan L. Taylor Are Honorees For Black Girls Rock 2012!

Actress Kerry Washington and singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick are among the women being honored at this year’s Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony.  Find out more about the honorees inside…

Founder and CEO Beverly Bond’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2012 special is set to tape at the Loews Paradise Theatre October 13 in New York City this year. Airing on BET on November 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm/ET, the show features heartfelt performances, tributes and special awards to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women of color.

Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King are returning to co-host this year’s awards show which will honor Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick – Living Legend Award; actress Kerry Washington – Star Power Award; magazine editor, writer and journalist Susan Taylor – Inspiration Award; singer-songwriter Alicia Keys – Rock Star Award; and human rights activists and doctors, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters – Social Humanitarian Award.  

And there will be performances by Brandy, India.Arie, Keyshia Cole and Ciara.  

Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials and BET, spoke of the event

 “We’re thrilled to once again partner with Beverly Bond and her fantastic organization to bring to the screen the 2012 edition of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! It’s truly an honor to recognize our celebrants who have accomplishments in a wide variety of fields. Look for some very special performances from an array of genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is empowering, uplifting, fun…and perfect on BET!”

Of course, we already know black girls rock.  Will you be watching?


The Randomness:

1.  Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber will perform at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Story.

Chris Brown Goes BACK TO BLACK, Preps “Carpe Diem” Euro Tour

Chris Brown is gearing up for another tour. The singer was spotted rocking his natural black hair again while hitting the club with Sean Kingston last night in L.A.  Pics inside, plus deets on Breezy’s upcoming Euro tour…


Rocking his shiny black hair again (which he debuted during his probation hearing earlier this week), "Strip" singer Chris Brown was spotted arriving to at Supper Club in Hollywood to host his Black Pyramid party.  And he had his homie Sean Kingston in tow:

He also revealed his video for "Don’t Judge Me" is on the way.  Also yesterday, Breezy announced his upcoming fall/winter Carpe Diem tour in Europe where he’ll be performing his Fortune album hits and more.  It kicks off in November with a stop in Oslo, Norway, he hits the O2 arenas in Berlin & Dublin, and wraps up the tour in Paris on December 7th.

For all you Euro YBFers or anyone else, here’s the dates for you to Seize The Day:

Nov. 17 – Oslo Spektrum – Oslo, NO
Nov. 19 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, SE
Nov. 22 – O2 – Berlin, DE
Nov. 23 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, DE
Nov. 25 – Spodek Arena – Katowice, PL
Nov. 27 – Westfalenhalle – Dortmund, DE
Nov. 29 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE
Nov. 30 – St. Jakobshalle – Basel, CH
Dec. 3 – O2 – Dublin, IE
Dec. 5 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE
Dec. 6 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NE
Dec. 7 – Bercy – Paris, FR

This will be the first leg of a larger world tour for the global superstar.  You ready?

Pics: Pacific Coast News

BLACK TANK LOVE: Zoe Kravitz & Penn Badgley OUT AND ABOUT In NYC

Actress Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Penn Badgley were spotted strolling through NYC recently in semi-matching back tank tops. See the pics inside…..

Actress/singer Zoe Kravitz and her "Gossip Girl" star boyfriend Penn Badgley were seen walking through the East Village in New York over the weekend. 

The couple attended the opening night of the Broadway limited engagement of Fela! held at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre last week.  They’ve been dating for several months now…and Penn’s met her rock icon of a dad Lenny.  Do we hear wedding bells ringing soon?

Zoe looks so much like her mother Lisa Bonet.  Her mini me indeed.  Oh, and we’re feelin’ your boo’s new hairct Zoe…


Photos via PacificCoastNews.com