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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Russell Simmons, Rick Ross, Maxwell, Nicole Murphy & Michael Strahan & More Get HAMPTONS FAB For ART FOR LIFE

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Danny and Russell Simmons’ 14th Annual Art For Life Benefit went down this past Saturday at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton.  And we’ve got the celeb pics and the millions of dollars raised inside….

Russell Simmons had his daughters, Aoki & Ming Lee, on hand to witness over $ 1.5 million being raised at the Art For Life Benefit this weekend. Ming is the spitting image of her mom Kimora.  These two gals are growing up to be fabulous young ladies. 

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Russell was spotted cuddling up to his model girlfriend…we’re assuming this is the same one he’s had for almost a year now.

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Star Jones was on hand for the Benefit and snapped a pic with Aoki.

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Special performances included Estelle, Rick Ross and Maxwell, as well as a special performance by Doug E. Fresh.  Super cute look for Estelle.
 

 

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Actor Anthony Anderson hosted the Rush Kids Auction, which raised $ 240,000.  Nice.

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This year’s honorees included Samuel Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, writer Walter Mosley, Anne Pasternak of Creative Time and filmmaker Tyler Perry.

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DJ M.O.S was on the 1′s and 2′s.

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And Danny & his bro Russ posed it up with Russ’ bestie Soledad O’Brian and Tangie Murray.

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And Nicole Murphy was looking flawless as usual as her fiance Michael Strahan‘s date for the night.  And she partied it up with her girl Tichina Arnold.

 

Check out video of the celebs talking about why Art For Life is so important in funding art programs for kids & schools, plus highlights from Rick Ross’ performance:

 

Photo Credit: Carly Otness/BFA, Johnny Nunez
Video: Craig Grunemeyer

VIDEO FAB: Alicia Key’s “Fire We Make” Featuring Maxwell

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Alicia Keys has released a video for "Fire We Make" featuring Maxwell. Watch the new visual inside….

Alicia Keys teamed up with R&B crooner Maxwell for the "Fire We Make" video off her Girl On Fire disc. Directed by Chris Robinson, the video was shot in New Orleans and uses a steamy French Quarter hotel as its backdrop for love.

Watch the sexy clip here.

Is Former “BBW” Jennifer Williams GETTING CLOSE To Maxwell?

Former "BBW" star Jennifer Williams has posted some interesting tweets…and pics…lately.  And it seems like Maxwell just may be her new boo. Deets inside…..

 

The streets are buzzing that Jennifer Williams may be dating R&B crooner Maxwell.  We do know the two have been friends for a while and have hung out on several occassions over the past couple years in group settings.  But things seem to be becoming more about the two of them rather than about their group of friends.

Last week, Jen tweetd a pic of herself and the singer saying, “Me and @_MAXWELL_ last night! Thank u for the bubbly! Fun times.”

It sounds innocent enough.  But Maxwell also recently posted a pic of two bottles of Theraflu and said, “Summercolds #waytoocold.  And Jen tweeted, “I hope my boo feels better soon.”

Could it have been directed towards Maxwell?  Hmmm.  We’ll have to keep an eye on these two.  But…dating Maxwell would be a good look for the ex-"BBW" star.  She can only go up from here….

 

Maxwell FORCED To Cancel US Tour + Jennifer Hudson SET TO APPEAR On “Smash”

 

R&B singer Maxwell has cancelled his US tour due to a vocal cord injury. Get the deets inside and find out about Jennifer Hudson appearing on "Smash."

 

Bad news!  R&B crooner Maxwell was forced to cancel his US tour after developing vocal swelling and hemorrhaging.  Under doctor’s orders, the singer will undergo treatment and spend the upcoming weeks resting his voice.

He released a statement saying "I’ve temporarily damaged my voice. I’ve had issues before during other tours, but was able to power through. I’ve been strongly advised to rest and undergo treatment.”

The singer added that he plans to hit the road when his new album, blackSUMMERS’night, is released later this year.

 

And on television……

Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson has signed on for a multi-episode arc on NBC’s “Smash.” Jen’s first episode will be the second-season premiere where she’ll portray Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

"We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to ‘Smash,’” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."

The show’s executive producer, Steven Spielberg, said: “First ‘Dreamgirls,’ now ‘Smash.’ I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC. It’s wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC.”

This summer, Jennifer will begin production on two new films, Lullaby and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.  This chick is about her gigs.  Not mad at that.  Congrats Jenny!

 

 

 

The Randomness:

1. Rodney King’s fiancee NOT INVITED to funeral! Story.

2.  Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky convicted of child sex abuse. Story.

 

MUSIC FAB: Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party)” Video + Mystikal Ordered BACK TO JAIL + Maxwell Set For 2012 MINI-TOUR

Roc Nation artist Rita Ora just premiered the video for her debut U.S. single, “How We Do (Party).” Check it out inside, plus updates on Maxwell’s new tour, Trey Songz‘s "Storage Continue reading

PICS: Ashanti Parties It Up For Her B-Day With Her Fam & Maxwell

 

Ashanti got sparkly and colorful for her 31st birthday party at Avenue in NYC last night. And she partied it up with fellow singer Maxwell, as well as her mom, Tina, and sis, Shia, and entourage.

 

Pics of the birthday girl inside…

I see ‘Shanti and her sister Shia had some fun as usual….

Her homie Maxwell stopped by to party with her.

Well somebody was ready to show off her other birthday cakes.  She rocked a silver, green, and pink long sleeved fitted dress for her special occasion.  After her little sis Shia tweeted her big sis birthday wishes, Ashanti responded:

awwwww my babyyyy!!!! I love u more then anything!!!!!!! U made me tear up :( ur me best friend 4 life & everything after!!!

Much love 2 @PDEESOFNY @HUFFPRGirl @KikiKittyDoll @benybaby @HOLLISqueenz celebrating my bday!!! Luv u guys!!! :) #family&friends

Pretty makeup as usual.

And she had some fun with her celebratory sweets–including a huge strawberry shortcake in a martini glass.  Happy birthday Ashanti!

Solange & June Ambrose Kick It At Macy’s I.N.C. Event + Selita Ebanks And Maxwell Partying In NYC

Last night, Solange Knowles, June Ambrose and Genevieve Jones were among the celebs who attended the INC International Concepts party at Macy’s last night. Also, Selita Ebanks and Maxwell attended Noah Tepperberg’s birthday party.  See the pics inside….

Last night, Anna Dello Russo, the INC Editor-at-Large, hosted a party for INC International Concepts At Macy’s in the Openhouse Gallery. 

Solange brought her little mini-me, Juelz, to the event with her. ute color contrast with her outfit. 

While there, she and Juelz posed with jewelry designer and socialite Genevieve Jones.

Cute look.

And June Ambrose, another fab chick known for her style, hit up the party in this white frock and gold Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte shoes.

June recently announced that, in addition to her own line of turbans, she will soon launch her own website called Juniverse.

 

Also in NYC…………….

Selita Ebanks (wearing The Row) partied with Maxwell at Noah Tepperberg’s Birthday Bash at TAO & LAVO NYC.


 

She kicked it with Andre Harrell and Todd English.

 

And Maxwell was there too.  Seems like he’s everywhere Selita is these days….

Photos via J. Mccarthy/Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com

Maxwell Suits Up for Tony Awards

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While most of the country was tuned into the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Maxwell was celebrating Broadway’s best at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in New York City. The R&B crooner, looking sharp in a black tux, was there to support the play “The Motherfucker with the Hat” starring Chris Rock and Annabella Sciorra, which was nominated six times.


Maxwell, whose “VH1 Storytellers” special airs this Friday, recently expressed his support for British songstress Adele, tweeting, “ADELE is gonna win every last award in the coming months… save your acceptance speech it’s her year.”



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