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Style in View: June Ambrose’s Newest Sunglasses Collection with Selima Optique

Style guru and supermom June Ambrose is looking at fashion through different lenses. No stranger to entrepreneurial accessory endeavors, Ms. Ambrose is launching her second sunglass collection with the help of  Selima Optique. Her collection features large styles, retro styles, sporty styles, and dramatic-chic styles. These pretty pairs feature cool names, even pairs named after her adorable daughter and son, Summer and Chance. The price range for June’s collection is $ 250-$ 350, and are available online at www.SelimaOptique.com and select retail locations worldwide. Get a view of the collection below. Would you rock June’s sunglass collection? Let us know in the comments below.


With oblong shaped frames, a touch of 90s style,  and retro inspiration, the “Edna” style sunglasses taps into futuristic fashion. The Edna is available in Solid Black, Subtle Blue Crystal, and Graphic Blonde Horn.

JuneAmbrose-SelmaOptique-EdnaRound styles in the collection give a mod and chic feel. The “Dora” is a reissued style from a mid-90s Selima Optique sunglasses collection. This style is available in Tokyo Tortoise, Taupe Crystal, and Black.

JuneAmbrose-SelmaOptique-DoraJune also has a very catty style in the bunch. The “Missy” sunglasses feature a dramatic and “super cateye” shape and is another reissued style with added sass. The “Missy” comes in Tokyo Tortoise, Blue Floral, and Black.


With a quirky yet chic shape, and double-bridged design, the “Daphne” features contrasting temple colors. These specs are definitely a standout piece. The “Daphne” sunglasses are available in Black and Coral, Emerald and Tortoise, and Grey and Black.

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Chris Brown’s Probation REVOKED, PARTIES With Snoop Lion At The Playboy Mansion + Kanye West’s A.P.C. Collection SELLS OUT, Reveals UNAIRED Comedy PILOT! (VIDEO)

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After his probation was revoked, Chris Brown spent last night partying with Snoop Lion and baseball player Yasiel Puig.  Get the deets on his latest legal woes inside and watch footage from an unaired comedy pilot Kanye West shot for HBO and get the deets on his A.P.C. clothing line!  

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Chris Brown got bad news yesterday when a judge revoked his probation after reviewing details from an alleged hit-and-run incident in May.  You’ll recall that last month, Chris was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license for the incident.  He’s now set to report to court for the hit-and-run on July 23.

Luckily for Chris, because Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray didn’t ask for jail time, he was allowed to remain free.  He’ll answer to the probation violation on August 16. 

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Following his day in court, Chris headed over to the Playboy Mansion (above) where he attended the 8th annual Bear Trap Entertainment (BTE) All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party. Photographers captured him chilling with a bevy of Playbunnies, athletes and musicians.

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Rapper Snoop Lion and LA Dodgers player Yasiel Puig were among the celebs seen at the party.

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Later Chris and Yasiel also posed with Washington Wizards point guard John Wall.


Let’s just all keep our fingers crossed that Chris avoids all drama (especially since his probation has already been revoked).  One small slip up and he’s going to jail…..no questions asked.  




And in "unseen" television shows…..

Once upon a time,  Kanye West aka "Yeezus" wanted to be known as the Black Larry David.  No….seriously!

During a 2008 interview, writer and producer Larry Charles dished about an unaired HBO pilot that he and Kanye shot. It was Kanye’s version of Larry David’s cult hit "Curb Your Enthusiasm."  

Now….actress Alison Quinn (who starred alongside Kanye) has uploaded the footage to YouTube and we’re so grateful!  It’s not half bad and it looks like Kanye has a sense of humor about himself…and his huge ego.  Or at least he used to.  

And in more current Kanye news, his capsule collection for clothing line A.P.C. sold out on the first day (Sunday). Demand was so high that the brand’s website crashed.   We guess fans around the world really love his fashion sense.



Photos via Yasiel Puig IG/4theloveofbreezy IG/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America

Nas OPENING A Shoe Store In Las Vegas + Kanye West GIFTS Kim With A VINTAGE Book Collection & Hermes DIAPER Bag

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Nas is expanding his portfolio with a new shoe store in Las Vegas.  Get the deets inside and find out what Kanye West gave  Kim Kardashian during her baby shower.


Though Nas is one of the most prolific rappers in hip hop history, his name is often missing from the list of the industry’s top earners (e.g. Jay-Z, Diddy, Birdman, Dr. Dre) because he hadn’t diversified his portfolio like many of his peers.

But things are changing for Nasir and how he structures his finances.  We told you earlier that he invested a hefty six figures in the re-launch of Mass Appeal magazine and now he’s added a high-end shoe boutique to his holdings.  

Recently, Nas tweeted a photo of himself at the Las Vegas construction site of the new store, "Sneaker Fiends", saying, "On the construction site for my sneaker store in Vegas !! Comin this year y’all. #SneakerFiends".

Congrats to Nas on the new expansion. We’ll keep you posted about the opening….


And in KimYe news…..

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Though Kanye West was absent from the baby shower of his baby mama, Kim Kardashian, he did send a set of gifts that brought the room to tears.  According to toofab, Kanye gifted Kim with a Hermes diaper bag and a vintage book collection.  If you’re wondering why those gifts would bring someone to tears…it’s the storybehind the book set that had everyone misty-eyed.  

Kanye did his research and found out what books Kim’s father, the late Robert Kardashian, used to read to her as a child, and then presented her with vintage copies of them all, to read to their little girl.  

Kanye might be away in Paris….but at least he gives great gifts.  



The Randomness:

1.  FOX renews Wendy Williams‘ talk show through 2017. Story.


Photos via Nas’ Twitter/Lomeli/Bauer Griffin

Rihanna–Up In The Club With Wale & Model Cara, Unveils Process Of Creating Her River Island Summer 2013 Collection

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Rihanna and Wale love to party it up.  Check out the two hitting the club in NYC last night with DJ Suss One and Rih’s girl, model Cara Delevingne


Rumors are circling about Wale & Rihanna possibly being more than friends as of late.  But we’re not co-signing or believing any of them.

Rih’s actually working on some new music, possibly a remix to "Bad", with Wale.  And she even tweeted a pic the other day of the two working together:

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So it’s only right she and her Roc Nation/MMG partner Wale partied it up together at Pink Elephant in NYC last night to blow off some steam.


And Rih’s still pushing her fashion savvy in a new 2013 summer collection for River Island that she’s working on with Adam Selman.  Check out the inside fotage of how the line came to be below:




The Randomness:

1.  Danity Kane is apparently reuniting without Diddy‘s blessing.  They’re planning to record new music and go on tour.  Interesting.  STORY


Photos: Rihanna’s Imstagram, DJ Suss One’s Instagram

BUY IT UP: Rihanna OFFICIALLY Launches River Island Collection In London

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Rihanna‘s officially unleashing her Rihanna for River Island collection tonight.  And she hit up the River Island store on Oxford St. in London for her big launch.  Pics and video inside…

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on Rih Rih’s River Island Collection, now’s your time.  The "Diamonds" singer rolled up to the clothing brand’s London store to sign autographs and to officially start selling her line:

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She was spotted leaving her London hotel in the collection’s black long sleeved turtle neck maxi dress.

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And snapped pics showing off the shoes from the collection once she arrived.

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She signed copies of her brand new ELLE UK mag for her young fans as well.  The collection goes on sale online tonight.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Rihanna’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection ad campaign featuring Jourdan Dunn and Rih herself:

BONUS: Here’s another sneak peek at the poptress rehearsing for her upcoming Diamonds world tour kicking off in just a few days:


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SPOTTED: Rihanna Arrives In London To Launch Her RIVER ISLAND Collection

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Pop singer Rihanna was spotted arriving in London after jetting into the city from LAX early today.  Find out why she’s across the pond inside….

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Rihanna, rocking a monochrome Donna Karan tracksuit and a Rude Boy jacket, was seen walking into her London hotel today after landing in the UK city.


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Tonight, she’s attending a launch for her River Island collection at the brand’s Oxford St. location.  And after the launch, she’ll attend a private party held at London’s trendy Dstrkt nightclub.  For fans hoping to get a piece of the action, the collection goes on sale tomorrow (March 5th) worldwide both at the River Island stores and online.

Photos via INF/Splash/Fame


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Nicki Minaj attended an event to announce her upcoming collaboration with K-Mart. See pics inside and see her stepping out to dinner with Sarafee….

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Yesterday, Nicki Minaj attended at Kmart collection private event at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California.

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Nicki used the event to officially announce her upcoming collection that will debut at K-Mart this year, which we told you about earlier.  

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The collection is part of a launch, which also features designs from "The Voice" judge Adam Levine,  where the brand hopes to hope on the same train as TARGET and draw in new consumers who are eager to purchase products endorsed and designed by their favorite celebs.  

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Nicki wore a bodycon optical illusion dress and leopard print shoes.

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After the event, Nicki tweeted, I truly thank the press n barbz for cmng out today. It means the world. #TheNickiMinaj collection @ Kmart & http://shopyourway.com soon!!!


And after the press conference…..

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Nicki Minaj went to an early dinner with her "unconfirmed" boyfriend Safaree. 



The Randomness:

1.  Accused "Elmo" puppeteer Kevin Clash files motion to have cases dismssed claiming too much time has passed since the alleged abuse.  Story. 


Photos via  All Access / SPW / Splash News / Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America


FRESH OFF THE RUNWAY: Rihanna Reveals Her First Collection For RIVER ISLAND At London Fashion Week

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Rihanna‘s had a big UK weekend.  She shot the cover of Elle UK‘s April issue when she arrived in London, then she headed over to London Fashion Week to debut her brand new collection for River Island.


We’ve got her fab look, and a look at her designs….

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Rocking a fitted black tank dress, Rihanna made her way to her show to present her River Island Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.  She tweeted:

And just like that these bitches is my sons #RihannaForRiverIsland #LONDONfashionweek

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The "Stay" singer debuted a collection full of clothes that she indeed put her imprint on.  The sexy, minimal, skin baring looks are all looks we’ve seen her rock over the past year or so.  So it’s no surprise that’s what we saw fresh off the "runway":

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She was spotted backstage with her models:

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And her model friends Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne were there to support.  We’re feeling the designs.  Congrats Rih!

Check out video of Rih greeting her audience:

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Nicki Minaj Set To LAUNCH Fashion & Housewares COLLECTION + Azealia Banks RESPONDS To GLAAD’S Criticism


Rapper Nicki Minaj will launch her own line of fashions, housewares and accessories this holiday season.  Get the deets inside and see Azealia Banks’ response to GLADD about using the "F" word…..


In case you didn’t notice, Nicki Minaj marked her return to Twitter over the weekend tweeting,

“I really didn’t plan on leaving barbz! =( just sorta happened…I learned a lot on my little sabbatical tho… so enlightening, so peaceful."

Her absence didn’t make headline news like it did when she completely deleted her Twitter account a while back, but she told fans,

"I didn’t leave barbz, I was still here in spirit and u guys KNOW that so stop with the dramatics!!! LMAO.

And Barbz should expect a lot more than tweets out of Nicki this year as she expanding beyond her popular Pink Friday scent and launching a new line of accessories, housewares and fashions. 

The planned parternship was revealed to the NY Post and spearheaded by Charles Koppelman, the former EMI, Steve Madden and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia boss. While working on a similar deal for Adam Levine, Charles plans to launch a Nicki-headed collection with a retail giants like Target, K-Mart or Wal-Mart for the holiday season later this year.

Looks like Barbz will soon have their choice of Pink Friday plates, pillows and pants to pick from.  Interesting…


In other rap news…..


Azealia Banks spent last week playing defense as she fended off attacks from Angel Haze and a certain blogger which prompted her to drop the "F" bomb.  But no matter how turnt up Azealia might have been, fans didn’t give her a pass for her use of the gay slur and GLAAD issued its own public statement saying,

“Banks’ claim that the word "fa**ot" doesn’t mean a gay male is not true. Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do.

“Undoubtedly there are gay kids who follow her on Twitter who hear this word in an entirely different context. This word is used almost universally by bullies, often as part of a larger verbal or physical assault. This word hurts those kids, no matter what Banks meant by it.”

Azealia went back to Twitter (which probably wasn’t the best idea) and attempted to explain yet again why her use of the word wasn’t that bad….




With most people questioning whether Azealia still has a record deal, if she’s still with her manager and if she still has anyone guiding her career, it’s safe to say she and Fantasia should take a page out of Chris Brown’s 2012 playbook and take a Twitter break.  The more they tweet…the worse it looks.




Tattoo-loving NY Knicks baller J.R. Smith talked to the NY Times about his love of tattoos. Find out what he said inside and get the deets on Kenya Moore’s t-shirt line with all her -isms inside….

J.R. Smith, the tattoo-covered NY Knicks star, spoke to the NY Times about his love of tattoos and what they mean to him.  J.R., who’s linked to "LAHH ATL" star K. Michelle (who has a few tatts herself) revealed that he uses the ink to tell his stories. 

Here are the highlights:

Q. What was the first tattoo?

A. A picture of me dunking. I was 15. Me and my sister both got one.

Q. Do you keep track of how many tattoos you have?

A. I lost count.

Q. How many did you have before you think you lost count?

A. It was around 70-something.

Q. What does it mean to you to have your family members be a part of your body art?

A. It means everything. That’s why I have them.

Q. Do you have one guy do all the work, or is it different people?

A. It’s different people.

Q. Do you have a general thought process in deciding what to get next?

A. No, I never know what I’m going to get until I get to the tattoo parlor.

Q. How many tattoo parlors do you think you have been in?

A. Probably a thousand. I’ve been to so many where I didn’t get a tattoo. Sometimes I watch or go in to see what’s new. It really depends on how I feel.

Q. Which tattoo took the longest?

A. My back.

Q. How long was that?

A. It took a day to do the outlining. I didn’t finish it until a few years later.

Q. Were you excited when it was done?

A. I wasn’t really excited. I was actually kind of mad because I wanted to do so much more stuff to it, but I had no more space.

Q. Is there one tattoo that you wish you could remove?

A. I love all of my tattoos.

Q. Were you always fascinated with tattoos? When did it start?

A. I actually hated tattoos. I told myself I would never get like this.

Q. When did it all change?

A. Once I got one, I was addicted.

Q. Was the first tattoo painful?

A. No. It’s never been an issue until I went to my legs. There is no fat on my legs, so it hurts more.

Q. What was the best reaction you had from someone about a particular tattoo?

A. My mom cried when she saw her face on my chest.

Q. What does the “Through the Fire” tattoo mean?

A. I’ve been through hell.

Q. What are the dates on your wrists?

A. They are my grandparents’ births and deaths.

Q. What do you remember most about your grandparents?

A. Hard-working. Disciplinarians.

Q. Do you think you have a bigger, or different, fan base compared with most N.B.A. players’ because of your tattoos?

A. Yeah, I think they like the way I look. It’s kind of like a fashion statement now to some people, but it’s a lifestyle to others.

Q. What is it for you?

A. For me, it’s a lifestyle.


And on the sales front….


Kenya Moore isn’t fazed by the whole "alleged" "fake relationship" drama on "RHOA" as her popularity continues to soar. The "Gone With The Wind" fabulous diva is trying to capitalize on her social media popularity by launching a new t-shirt line featuring some over her most famous sayings from season five of the hit series.

She tweeted:


Now fans can choose from a selection of t-shirts with sayings like "Twirl" "Detroit Barbie" "40 Plus And Fabulous" and "Hold Onto Your Weaves."

See some the designs here:

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Good luck Kenya!