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MODELICIOUS: Jourdan Dunn LAUNCHES “Denim Lovers” For Selfridges + Chanel Iman’s POSES In The Meatpacking District

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Models Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman were spotting doing what they do best…..selling clothes! See pics from two of the world’s most famous faces on their recent photoshoots inside and get deets on some of their outside projects….

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International fashionista and Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman left her man ASAP Rocky’s side long enough to pose for a photo shoot in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

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Yesterday, the IMG model donned a red leather jacket and zip-up bootie heels as she strutted down the neighborhood’s cobblestoned streets looking effortlessly fabulous.

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Later in the shoot, Chanel did a quick wardrobe change and paired a pair of Madonna-like lace gloves with a black leather jacket, a corseted bra top and black heels.

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And after a long shoot in the sunlight, the rumored-flame of A$ AP Rocky treated herself to an ice cream cone.  Of course.

In other Chanel Iman news….

The fresh faced model stars in a new fashion film, "Spectral" by Jenna Elizabeth which she recently tweeted to her followers.  In the short film, Chanel models a few high-end garments and makes the eye examination process look more chic than even possible.

 

And across the pond in London……

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British supermodel Jourdan Dunn posed with fellow hot chick Rosie Tapner in front of a 300-strong flashmob, invited by the Selfridges department store, for a new advertising campaign to launch its store-wide event ‘Denim Lovers’.   

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Shot at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London, the unique campaign will feature hundreds of collated images of the models taken by the flash mob for online and digital billboards across the UK starting Monday, June 24.

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Jordan, who’s also a single mom to son Riley (who has sickle-cell disease), revealed during a recent interview that she was discovered while trying on sunglasses at a department store.   

BONUS:

British hottie Jourdan is also quite the chef in the kitchen.  And she recently shot a new episode of her online cooking show on Jay -Z’s "Life + Times" channel with Wale.  The duo got together and put their spin on Caribbean BBQ chicken.  Yum!

 

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Ciara’s “I’m Out” FEATURING Nicki Minaj + Christopher Wallace’s DAUGHTER T’yanna LAUNCHES “Notoriuss” Clothing LINE

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Ciara’s latest single, "I’m Out" featuring Nicki Minaj has been released. Listen to the new song inside and see gear from T’yanna Wallace’s "Notoriuss" clothing line…

 

Following their "I’m Legit" collaboration, pop starlet Ciara has re-loaded with rapper Nicki Minaj for her latest song, "I’m Out."  The new single, which follows "Body Party", will appear on the upcoming disc Ciara (July 9th).

The bass-heavy club banger featuring Ciara singing ditching her boyfriend and partying around town with her girlfriends.  She spoke to MTV News about the rhyme Nicki laid for the track saying,

"The energy of the record is so dope, and it’s really for the ladies, and Nicki she just killed the verse. She literally murdered it, like she got that throw-back, that thing that she does that’s so special. She went in."

While Ciara preps for the album release, she revealed that she’ll promote Ciara with a full tour. 

Listen "I’m Out" here:

And in retail news….

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T’yanna Wallace, the daughter of the late Notorius B.I.G. has launched a new clothing line in honor of her slain dad, "Notoriuss". The 19-year-old PENN State student told XXL that she is studying fashion and hopes to resurrect her father’s Brooklyn Mint clothing line in the future.

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Congrats T’yanna.

 

Photos via Notoriuss Clothing

Halle Berry DEBUTS Tiny Baby Bump On The Red Carpet, LAUNCHES “Watch Hunger Stop” Campaign With Michael Kors & Solange

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Last night, Halle Berry stepped out on the red carpet carpet for the first time since revealing her pregnancy.  See pics of her with Michael Kors and get the deets on her new "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign inside…

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Halle Berry showed off her emerging baby bump last night as she posed in The Pool Room at the Four Seasons hotel for the United Nations World Food Programme.  Joined by Michael Kors, she launched the "Watch Hunger Stop" philanthropic effort which will provide 100 meals to children through UN programs, funded by the sale of Michael’s specially-designed "Runway" watch.  

Knowing that the effort could take her and Michael through Africa, Syria and Central America (where the meals will be distributed) Halle said, "I hope we go while I’m pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care."

She added, "It’s so important to me, being a mom, that I can help educate women on how important it is that when you have a healthy child, it helps set them up for life."

During a joint interview with Michael to promote the "WHS" effort, Halle gushed about her pregnancy saying,  

"I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth. I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful."

Sweet! 

Also at the event….

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Fab mother and "Losing You" singer Solange Knowles stopped by to support Halle’s efforts for children in need. Loving these sky-inspired pants and clear Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch-in-clutch.

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Solange, who has been busy touring the US with her critically acclaimed True EP, will also be head overseas soon, tweeting, "Ill be playing Glastonbury, Pitchfork Fest, Roots Picnic, & many many more this spring/summer."  Nice!

See footage of Halle walking around NYC on Saturday with her baby bump below:

 






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Halle Berry DEBUTS Tiny Baby Bump On The Red Carpet, LAUNCHES “Watch Hunger Stop” Campaign With Michael Kors & Solange

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Last night, Halle Berry stepped out on the red carpet carpet for the first time since revealing her pregnancy.  See pics of her with Michael Kors and get the deets on her new "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign inside…

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Halle Berry showed off her emerging baby bump last night as she posed in The Pool Room at the Four Seasons hotel for the United Nations World Food Programme.  Joined by Michael Kors, she launched the "Watch Hunger Stop" philanthropic effort which will provide 100 meals to children through UN programs, funded by the sale of Michael’s specially-designed "Runway" watch.  

Knowing that the effort could take her and Michael through Africa, Syria and Central America (where the meals will be distributed) Halle said, "I hope we go while I’m pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care."

She added, "It’s so important to me, being a mom, that I can help educate women on how important it is that when you have a healthy child, it helps set them up for life."

During a joint interview with Michael to promote the "WHS" effort, Halle gushed about her pregnancy saying,  

"I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth. I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful."

Sweet! 

Also at the event….

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Fab mother and "Losing You" singer Solange Knowles stopped by to support Halle’s efforts for children in need. Loving these sky-inspired pants and clear Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch-in-clutch.

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Solange, who has been busy touring the US with her critically acclaimed True EP, will also be head overseas soon, tweeting, "Ill be playing Glastonbury, Pitchfork Fest, Roots Picnic, & many many more this spring/summer."  Nice!

See footage of Halle walking around NYC on Saturday with her baby bump below:

 






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Beyonce & Andre 3000 COVERING Amy Winehouse For “The Great Gatsby” Soundtrack + Jay-Z LAUNCHES Roc Nation Sports, SIGNS NY Yankees Baller Robinson Cano

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Beyonce’s planning a remake of Amy Winehouse’s "Back To Black" with Andre 3000 for the Jay-Z helmed "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack.  Find out more inside and get the deets on the new Roc Nation Sports launch….

 

Music sensation Beyonce is among the high profile music acts tapped to appear on the highly-anticipated soundtrack for the Baz Luhrmann-directed adaption of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. 

Teaming with rap legend, Andre 3000, (who appeared on her "Party" single off the 4 album), Beyonce will contribute a cover of the Amy Winehouse’s hit "Back To Black" for the movie soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Set to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, the movie’s star-studded soundtrack will be executive-produced by Bey’s husband, rap mogul Jay-Z.  His contributions will be woven into a music score by long-time Luhrmann collaborator, composer Craig Armstrong, and used to drive the feel of Gatsby’s champagne-infused dance floors and illegal speakeasies, while articulating the film’s “1920s-Meets-Now” sound.

Jay-Hova, who was introduced to Baz by Leonardo, spoke of his involvement saying,

“As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project. The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to ‘Moulin Rouge’ made it a masterpiece, and ‘Romeo + Juliet’s’ score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.”

The soundtrack will be released by Interscope Records.

 In case you missed it, watch "The Great Gatsby" trailer here:

 

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The mogul has launched a new full-service sports management company called Roc Nation Sports. With rapper Juan Perez serving at the company’s president, they partnered with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency to co-represent NY Yankees star Robinson Cano (shown above with Jay-Z) as their first client. Jay-Z explained the expansion saying,

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years."

Meanwhile, Robinson, a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, signed his Roc Nation Sports contract earlier today and added,

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field.  I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates."

 

Congrats to the new Roc Nation Sports family.

 

Tameka Raymond LAUNCHES “Kile’s World Foundation” In MEMORY Of Kile Glover, With Sharlinda Parker, Brie Rowe & More

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Tameka Raymond, the ex-wife of "The Voice" judge Usher, launched Kile’s World Foundation over the weekend in memory of her 12-year-old son Kile Glover.  Find out about the foundation inside….

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Over the weekend, Tameka Raymond (shown atop with sons Darren, Ryan & Naviyd Eli) honored the 12th birthday of her son, the late Kile Glover, with the launch of Kile’s World Foundation at the Woodruff Arts Center.

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Shortly after Kile’s passing (following a jet ski accident in 2012), Tameka announced the goals of the foundation tweeting, "Our goal is to increase water safety- thru implementing laws, policies & education. Kiles passing will not be in vain, we will see to this.”

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Tameka clutched little Naviyd as he listened to Kile’s voice playing on some videos being shown during the event.

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Tameka’s sons with Usher (Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond) were in attendance to honor the memory of their big brother.

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"Big Rich Atlanta" stars Sharlinda Parker and Brie Rowe and Bow Wow’s mom Teresa Caldwell came out to support Tameka.

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She shared that Kile’s World Foundation will "offer art- based camps with multiple workshops including general instruction in the areas of acting, singing, dance, painting, illustration, music production and digital media." Also, Tameka says Kile’s World Foundation is poised to eventually open a magnet school with an emphasis on music and the arts.

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And Tameka had the room decorated with artwork created by Kile before his death.  

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Tameka has truly created a wonderful foundation to honor her son.  

 

Photos via Prince Williams/ATLpics.Net

Rihanna’s 777 Tour Documentary Set To Air On FOX + Angela Simmons Launches New Self-Titled Fashion Line

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Rihanna‘s tour escapades will now be coming to a TV near you.  Missed the 777 tour?  No worries.  A documentary about the mini tour will be airing on FOX.  Deets inside, plus Angela Simmons launches her brand new fashion line…

 

This Spring on FOX, viewers will get a front row seat to Rihanna’s tour life as the documentary for her 777 tour from last fall will be shown on TV.

The network gained exclusive world premiere rights to the doc, which made tons of headlines–both good and bad–for the debacles and tomfoolery that went down.  256 fans and journalists were aboard the Jet that took everyone to 7 countries in 7 days to promote her 7th album.  All for performances and appearances from Rihanna to promote her Unapologetic album.

The doc airs May 6th.

 

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In other news, the chick who’s been making a major statement with her fashion game has created her own line.  Angela Simmons has gone from Pastry to a complete line of clothing.  Her new line is called Angela for Angela Simmons.  And she announced her official launch today on her website.  She said about her new venture:

I’m so excited to share the first video for my Angela by Angela Simmons collection. I’ve always wanted to create a fashion line and it’s finally happening. Check out a sneak peek of my collection below.

Check out the video of what Angela’s created for her Spring/Summer 2013 line:

She used a remix of MJB‘s "Real Love" by Cult Days for her music.  Nice.

 

The Randomness:

1.  Tiger Woods felt the need to make his relationship with Olympian Lindsay Von facebook official.  STORY

SHOE LOVER: Alicia Keys LAUNCHES The Freestyle Hi Wedge A.Keys Sneaker With Hubby Swizz Beatz

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Alicia Keys brought along her husband, Swizz Beatz, to help her launch the new Freestyle Hi Wedge A.Keys sneaker from Reebok in L.A. Find out more about the launch inside….

 

 

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"Girl of Fire" singer Alicia Keys just launched more designs from her new shoe collection with Reebok geared towards girls on the run.  She appeared at Nordstrom at The Grove where she joined Reebok in launching their new collection of Freestyle Hi Wedge A.Keys sneakers.

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To celebrate the launch, Alicia did a brief Q&A with Maria Menounos where she talked about the process of designing the shoes and her own style inspirations. She said, 

“The Freestyle has always been a part of my style—so I’m really excited to give it even more of an edge. I’m feeling deeply inspired this year with the new album, tour, and everything that’s going on in my life. Creativity is limitless in its possibilities and I love that I get to express myself in a whole new artistic way through the design of these collections.”

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For the design, Alicia took her favorite Classic silhouette to new heights by re-introducing the iconic Freestyle silhouette. She stayed true to the DNA of the Freestyle product, with characteristic double straps, 3 iconic collar puffs and Freestyle heel counters and anon-trend twist.  And this is Alicia’s second time teaming up with Reebok. The first Reebok Classic X Alicia Keys collection was released in September 2011.

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The Reebok Classic X Alicia Keys Spring/Summer 2013 collection will be introduced on April 1st with the Chi Street Pack.  It features bright, sporty color blocking, candy pop color explosions of neon pink and bright yellow with a real sport luxe feel (shown above on Alicia).  

She’s also dropping the Classic Iridescent Pack which draws inspiration from Alicia’s stage life and features a bold all over red Freestyle Hi Wedge, paying homage to one of the most sought after original Freestyles (shown above on Swizz).  Additional styles feature tonal gloss python prints, neon color pops and iridescent accents.

The Reebok Classic X Alicia Keys Spring/Summer 2013 collection will be available at Nordstrom and Reebok.com for $ 90.

The Reebok family now has a long history of dealing with Swizz and Alicia as Mr. Beatz has been the focus of several high-profile collaborations with folks like Rick Ross, Shaq & Tyga.

We guess the only thing that’s left for this family to launch is a shoe and clothing line for their youngest son Egypt!

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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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Pretty.

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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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BUSINESS OF “BASKETBALL WIVES”: Tami Roman LAUNCHES New “Spring Love” Nail Polish Line With Shaunie O’Neal & Evelyn Lozada

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"BBW" star Tami Roman has launched a new line of nail polishes and her co-stars came out to show their support.  See the ladies getting the spa treatment inside….

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The cast of "BBW" (Tami Roman, Suzy Ketcham, Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O’Neal) got together at Le Posh Spa in Hollywood to toast the launch of Tami’s ?new "Spring Love" line of nail polishes!   An former "Love & Hip Hop" star Somaya Reece was there as well.  VH1 family love.

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Tami’s "Love Cosmetics" Celebrity Nail Bar event offered celebrities and tastemakers complimentary manicures and pedicures and some exquisite gift bags to showcase the polishes.  Fellow VH1 reality tv star Stevie J. was at the event too.

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Somaya’s looking FAB these days.

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And each "BBW" took a stroll down the red carpet.  Their fave place.

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Singer D. Woods got her nails done.

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And actress Ella Joyce, who stars on TV One’s "Belle’s" with Tami, came out to support her co-star too.

Will you be copping Tami’s nail colors?

Photos via  All of a Sutton Media/Trea Day PR