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NeNe Leakes And Tamar Braxton TURN HEADS On “Fashion Police” + Jason Derulo KISSES Jordin Sparks ON STAGE During LA Performance

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Last night, Tamar Braxton made an appearance on "Fashion Police" alongside Nene Leakes.  See their pics inside as well as photos of Jason Derulo serenading and kissing Jordin Sparks.

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On this week’s episode of "Fashion Police", "I Dream of Nene" star Nene Leakes filled in for Kelly Osbourne and chatted it up with hosts Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.

In between segments, Nene dished about filming the upcoming season of "RHOA" and also promoted her "I Dream of Nene: The Wedding" spinoff which starts September 17th at 9pm ET.

"The One" singer Tamar Braxton also appeared on last night’s episode where she talked about hosting the hit talk show "The Real", giving birth to baby Logan and the upcoming release of her Love & War album (in stores September 3rd). And in true Tamar fashion, she chatted with the hosts about some of her favorite red carpet looks and shockingly revealed the outfit she thinks led to Logan’s conception!   


 

Watch a clip from Nene’s appearance here:

 

Also in the LA area……

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Yesterday, singer Jason Derulo performed at Warner Bros. Records Boutique Store in Burbank, California for their summer series.

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During his set, Jason pull his girlfriend, Jordin Sparks, on stage and kissed her (and the crowd loved it).  

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"The Other Side" singer is gearing up for the release of his new album, Tattoos, on September 24. He spoke to Radio.com about the album saying, "My first album was written when I was 19-years-old. I wanted to be sure this album was far different from that one, to make sure that the growth was present. I’m 23 now. I really wanted this album to be a direct representation of who I am. I didn’t want to hide anything. This album, I wanted to tell a story."

 

Watch Jason perform "Whatcha Say" here:

 

Photos via by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/tamar braxton Instagram

HAVING HER SAY: Jason Collins’ Ex-Fiancee Carolyn Moos — “I Empathize….But I REMAIN Deeply Hurt By Him”

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Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, the NBA baller who famously came out a few months ago, is speaking out about Jason’s dishonesty during their courtship and how he’s continued to lead her on since his announcement.  Hear her side of things inside…  

 

A few months ago, NBA player Jason Collins (who’s still unsigned, but technically still in the NBA) became a hero for coming out, but Carolyn Moos, the woman who spent eight years of her life with him romantically, doesn’t necessarily see him as a hero.  

"I wish he could have been honest with me years ago…He’s being hailed as a pioneer, but I believe true heroism is a result of being honest with yourself and with those you love.”

In the August issue of Cosmopolitan, Carolyn offers a first-person account of how she felt before, during and after her courtship and engagement to Jason.  And she’s still hurting…..

After years of doubting herself and why she wasn’t good enough, Jason’s announcement added a further sting once he promised to follow up with her and answer any additional questions….but he didn’t.  Here are the highlights from the ex’s interview:

On Jason calling off their four-year engagement:

The day Jason canceled the wedding was surreal. It was July of 2009, and he had just returned home from a road trip with his twin brother, Jarron. I had been living with Jason in Los Angeles for the previous year, ever since our engagement. He told me, "You may want to sit down." I loved this man deeply. He was intelligent, good-humored, handsome, and importantly, taller than I am—7 feet. (I’m 6 feet 5 and a former pro basketball player myself.) His words didn’t make sense to me, and they hit me hard, freezing my heart. "I’m just not sure," he said. There were no tangible reasons, no explanations.

On Jason coming out  (and ending the mystery of why he called of the engagement):

The phone call this April ended the mystery. He left a message on a Sunday, saying, "I have something important to talk about—please call me back." I was working and called the next morning. He uttered an eerily familiar phrase: "You may want to sit down." Then he said, "Carolyn, I’m gay." I was stunned. I managed to say, after a silent moment and then a deep breath, "I had no idea. I’m sure a huge weight is off your shoulders." During all the years I had known him, I never would have guessed that he would come out as gay.

On how Jason HASN’T spoken to her since his announcement:

We talked again briefly that night. He answered a few questions, but there was much left to discuss and he said he had to go. As I tell this story, it has been several weeks since he told me his news and he has made no further time to talk, despite saying he would do so. I am sad that the media seems to be a higher priority. I hope this changes in the coming weeks, as I value open dialogue more than anything.
 

Read the full story here.

Do you think Mr. Collins owes his ex-fiancee of four years a follow-up phone call…and a few explanations?  SPEAK ON IT….

 

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Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo, Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum, & More Hit Up “106 & Park” BET Experience

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With all the celebs in L.A. for the 2013 BET Awards weekend, "106 & Park" rocked their show outdoors during the BET Experience on Friday.  We’ve got the celebs who turned up inside…

 

Jason Derulo hit "106" yesterday to perform before quickly hopping a plane to Miami.  And he had his girlfriend Jordin Sparks there for moral support:

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Loving Jordin’s sexy and casual striped look.

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Mindless Behavior popped up to do an interview.

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Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum hit up "106" to promote their new movie White House Down (which opened at #4 so far this weekend).

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As they Channing’d all over the crowd’s Tatum, Bow Wow & Angela chatted up the action flick duo.

 

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Janelle Monae hit the show to perform and looked her usually cute self doing so:

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Why the mean mug Bow?  Kinda love that he’s still rocking a SoSo Def chain too….

 

Photog Credit: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photography

 

SHINE BRIGHT: Kerry Washington Hits The 2013 CFDAs In Jason Wu

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She’s aways a stunner on the red carpet.  And Monday night’s 2013 CFDA’s was, of course, no different.  Check out Kerry Washington‘s bright & chic Jason Wu look inside…

 

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It’s the 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS Underwritten By Swarovski.  And fashion divas & celebs made their way to the Lincoln Center in New York City Monday night to honor the fashion deisgners who are changing the game.

Scandalista Kerry Washington rocked this canary yellow not-yet-released Jason Wu Resort 2014 gown with an open, cris crossed back and a wooden box clutch.

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Gorge.

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Kerry snappd a ew pics of her fabulous arrival and a pic with the guys of Proenza Schouler.

 

Photos via @LakersAlldey/Kerry Washington’s Twitter

 

COUPLEDOM: Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo GET CUTESY To Celebrate His “YRB” Cover

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Jason Derulo is the new cover guy for the May/June "Mover & Shakers" issue of YRB magazine.  And hit cover party in L.A. didn’t go down last night without his favorite girl by his side.  Check out Jordin Sparks and Jason keeping it cute inside…

These two rarely miss an opportunity to hit an event together.  The 23-year-old singers are joined at the hip these days, but we kinda love it. 

Jason Derulo is continuing his comeback with a brand new magazine cover.  And, as usual, his girlfriend Jordin is his biggest fan.  The twosome rolled to Couture in Hollywood to celebrate "The Other Side" singer’s brand new YRB cover last night:

 

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Jordin rocked a cute black & white striped tight mini skirt to show off her slim & trim figure.  And her man is back to his cute self with his neck now fully recovered:

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Loves these two.  And something tells us lil Ms. Jordin is no longer the innocent "I’m saving myself for marriage" girl she used to be.  Just an observation….

Jason’s issue of YRB magazine hits stands this Friday, May 10th.

 

BONUS: Jason performed his new single "The Other Side" on "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday night.  And kicked offf that mug with a headstand.  We guess he’s officially back.  Check out video below:

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Jason Collins’ EX-FIANCEE Found Out He Was GAY…..LAST WEEK!

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Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, dated the baller for eight years but never made it down the aisle.  Last week…he told her why.  See what she said about Jason "coming out" inside….

 

In 2009, NBA baller Jason Collins called off his wedding to fiancee Carolyn Moos with an off-court play that left her heartbroken and wondering "why?" Last week…she got her answer.

Before Jason became "the first openly gay professional American athlete", he made a long overdue phone call to his former girlfriend of eight years to explain why he abruptly ended their engagement.  Carolyn, a 6′ 5" former WNBA player, opened up to TMZ about the intimate phone call her ex-fiance made to her a few days ago,  

"It’s very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."

Though he’d kept his fiancee and family members in the dark for many years, Jason talked to GMA’s George Stephanopoulos during a taped interview this morning, and revealed why he was finally able to come out.

"I always knew I was gay, its like you know that the sky is blue but you keep telling yourself it is red. I fought it for a long time but when you finally get to the point of acceptance there is nothing more beautiful. It feels incredible.’

He also talked about his relationship with Carolyn and what stopped him from getting married saying, “Calling off the wedding was obviously a tough decision but it was the right one because I knew I wasn’t getting married for the right reasons.”

And now that they’ve talked about what happened a few years ago, Carolyn says she’s ready to move forward and isn’t holding any grudges, 

"I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."

Watch Jason discuss coming out to his family and his ex-fiancee here:

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Jason Collins’ EX-FIANCEE Found Out He Was GAY…..LAST WEEK!

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Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, dated the baller for eight years but never made it down the aisle.  Last week…he told her why.  See what she said about Jason "coming out" inside….

 

In 2009, NBA baller Jason Collins called off his wedding to fiancee Carolyn Moos with an off-court play that left her heartbroken and wondering "why?" Last week…she got her answer.

Before Jason became "the first openly gay professional American athlete", he made a long overdue phone call to his former girlfriend of eight years to explain why he abruptly ended their engagement.  Carolyn, a 6′ 5" former WNBA player, opened up to TMZ about the intimate phone call her ex-fiance made to her a few days ago,  

"It’s very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."

Though he’d kept his fiancee and family members in the dark for many years, Jason talked to GMA’s George Stephanopoulos during a taped interview this morning, and revealed why he was finally able to come out.

"I always knew I was gay, its like you know that the sky is blue but you keep telling yourself it is red. I fought it for a long time but when you finally get to the point of acceptance there is nothing more beautiful. It feels incredible.’

He also talked about his relationship with Carolyn and what stopped him from getting married saying, “Calling off the wedding was obviously a tough decision but it was the right one because I knew I wasn’t getting married for the right reasons.”

And now that they’ve talked about what happened a few years ago, Carolyn says she’s ready to move forward and isn’t holding any grudges, 

"I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."

Watch Jason discuss coming out to his family and his ex-fiancee here:

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VIDEO FAB: Jason Derulo’s “The Other Side”

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Jason Derulo has released the highly-anticipated video for his hit single "The Other Side".  Watch the visual inside…

 Jason Derulo dropped the video for "The Other Side" today where he showcased some eye-catching dance moves, including a headstand.  The Colin Tilley-directed video also shows off Jason’s killer abs which he works very hard to maintain.  He told the Daily Mail,

"I workout everyday, probably like five or six times a week.  I never plan to take days off, I just hit the gym and then have off a day when I feel like it. I eat pretty good too so it all helps.’

Fans will also see Jason hook up with a sexy vixen in the video, and he says he real-life boo, Jordin Sparks, isn’t threatened by his co-star.  

‘There were absolutely no issues whatsoever there and she was cool with it, you know. ‘She understands the industry and gets that is all part of it and it’s part of the feel of the track’.


Watch "The Other Side" here: 

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COMING OUT: NBA CENTER Jason Collins PENS Open Letter On Becoming “The First Openly Gay Professional American Athlete”

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On the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, debuting May 6, NBA Center Jason Collins pens an emotional open letter where he announces himself to the world as "…the first openly gay athlete."  Read the letter inside…

 

The first few months of 2013 have definitely been interesting as far as sexuality and disclosure are concerned, as we’ve watched several high profile situations play out on social media…starring African American men.  While we watched Magic Johnson’s son EJ openly embrace being "outed" by the media, we’ve also seen the flipside as NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes refuted his "outing" despite a growing amount of "evidence" to suggest the contrary.  And we’ve also seen Sen. Kelvin Atkinson of Nevada come "out" during "gay marriage" talks on the floor of the state senate.  Now…enter Washington Wizards baller James Collins. 

Everyone was tipped of during the midst of the EJ vs. Kerry "outings" that there would be at least four professional athletes coming out over the next few months and surprise surprise…..it’s a "brother" leading the way.

It’s only fitting that at the opening of his emotional letter to SI, James, who’s now a free agent in the NBA, addresses himself first as an athlete, then by his race, and lastly…by his sexual preference.  And here in America…you already know which category will be his "lead" for the rest of his life….and he’s fine with that. 

In his letter, readers unfamiliar with James will learn a lot about his life, including that he has a twin brother Jarron (who also played in the NBA) and random fact– actor Jason Segal was his backup during their high school days at Harvard-Westlake in Cali

But what’s most interesting is how the Boston Marathon bombing played a role in his decision to live his truth.

He wrote in Sports Illustrated:

 

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I’m different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.

I’ve played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Ever heard of a parlor game called Three Degrees of Jason Collins? If you’re in the league, and I haven’t been your teammate, I surely have been one of your teammates’ teammates. Or one of your teammates’ teammates’ teammates.

Now I’m a free agent, literally and figuratively. I’ve reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.

Why am I coming out now? Well, I started thinking about this in 2011 during the NBA player lockout. I’m a creature of routine. When the regular season ends I immediately dedicate myself to getting game ready for the opener of the next campaign in the fall. But the lockout wreaked havoc on my habits and forced me to confront who I really am and what I really want. With the season delayed, I trained and worked out. But I lacked the distraction that basketball had always provided.

The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. Her reaction surprised me. "I’ve known you were gay for years," she said. From that moment on I was comfortable in my own skin. In her presence I ignored my censor button for the first time. She gave me support. The relief I felt was a sweet release. Imagine you’re in the oven, baking. Some of us know and accept our sexuality right away and some need more time to cook. I should know — I baked for 33 years.

When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.

I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston’s 2012 Gay Pride Parade. I’m seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn’t even cheer my straight friend on as a spectator. If I’d been questioned, I would have concocted half truths. What a shame to have to lie at a celebration of pride. I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, "Me, too."

 

The NBA Commissioner David Stern and others have already written statements of support.  NBA champ Kobe Bryant tweeted today:

Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU

Read the full letter here.  Congrats to Jason on not being afraid to be HIM. 

Kelly Rowland, The Dream, Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa, Terrence J., Rocsi, Dawn Richard & Plenty More JAM OUT With Gary Clark Jr.

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Kelly Rowland, The Dream, Jesse Williams and Larenz Tate came out to support guitar-virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. in concert this week.  See pics from the jam-fest inside…

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Earlier this week, rock and soul guitar-virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. (above–whose music is described as Texas Blues) performed before a sold-out audience at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. Shown above with Warner Bros. COO Livia Ortella, Gary is one of the most prominent guitarists in the music industry.

And with his music being featured in movies like Think Like A Man, and the Don Cheadle-led series "House of Lies," the singer/actor has amassed a cult following of hipster celebs.

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Kelly Rowland, who had just left Fantasia’s listening party, came out to support Gary. 

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Super producer The Dream was spotted posing with tv personalities Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz.

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Actress Lisa Bonet was spotted with her hot man, actor Jason Momoa.

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Larenz Tate, who has a recurring role on "House Of Lies", watched the concert from atop one of the VIP banquettes. 

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"Braveheart" singer Dawn Richard was there.

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Russell Simmons was seen posing with British folk singer Lianne La Havas.

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Producer Marlon Wayans, who’s working on the sequel to A Haunted House enjoyed the music. 

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Jesse Williams, who’ll be appearing in The Butler with Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard, gave the camera a sexy scowl.

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Malcolm Jamal-Warner was there…..with no Regina King in sight.

Hmmm…

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49-year-old fitness expert and actress AJ Johnson gave all the young chicks a run for their money. 

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Former child star and "DWTS" contestant Jaleel White checked out the concert with "Psych" acter Dule Hill.

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And DJ D-Nice keep the crowd moving on the 1s and 2s.  Seems like everybody was in that piece.  Nice!

 


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