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First Place Costumes! Talk Show Hosts Kelly and Michael Strahan Dress up As Kanye and Kim

First Place Costumes! Talk Show Hosts Kelly and Michael Strahan Dress up As Kanye and Kim

If you haven’t noticed yet, we’re having fun this Halloween by celebrating some of our most bossiest costume finds online. Celebrities have been killing it online (via social media and television) with some of their looks, but it appears that the talk show hosts and media personalities that interview them daily have really embodied the personas of their guests by dressing up as some of our Hollywood faves. For example, Kelly Ripa and Micheal Strahan of ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ were spot on with their looks when went forward in impersonating Kim Kardashian and Kanye, as well as Miley Cyrus and Robert Thicke. Check out their VMA costumes from that infamous Blurred Lines performance below!


IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING: LisaRaye’s EX-Husband Michael Misick Is In JAIL In Brazil….But NOT Cutting A Plea Deal!


Though LisaRaye McCoy divorced former Tucks & Caicos Prime Minister Michael Misick a long time ago, his name is still closely associated with her.  And in case you were wondering what happened to him……he’s in jail!

A little back story…..Michael was jailed in Brazil after the country’s federal government picked him up for a warrant issued about an ongoing government corruption case.

So just to clear things up, Michael’s brother, Phillip Misick, explained why his brother is in jail.  He tells the Turks and Caicos SUN,

“What a lot of people don’t know is that Mike was re-arrested because the British and the SIPT lied to the Brazilian authorities and told them that Mike has applied to Argentina for political asylum and was considering going there. That was not true at all, but that was the reason why they denied his asylum appeal. The Brits and SIPT did that; just like how they lied to the Brazilian authorities by telling them that Mike was charged in the Turks and Caicos Islands and skipped the country, when up to this day he has not been charged with a single offence,”

So why are we hearing about this now? Rumor has it that Michael is about to cut a deal that may implicate several US citizens in wrongdoing. Once that news leaked, Michael releases a statement saying this isn’t true:

"I hear the TCI Journal and their British sponsors is up to their old tricks by putting out online a bunch of bull s**t about me. These people are so low and will stoop to anything to try to further destroy me. I am strong in my faith and will never give up no matter what they do…All I can do is keep on praying and be patient that God will soon deliver me from prison here either home or free here in Brazil.”

So to sum things up….Michael is in a Brazilian jail, but hasn’t been charged with anything.  And you thought brothers only had it bad in the U.S…..


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HOT SHOTS: Gabourey Sidibe & Zoe Kravitz Do Harper’s Bazaar + Michael B. Jordan, Quvenzhane Wallis & More TOP EW’s “Entertainers On The Rise” List

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Some of our fave YBF celebs (Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kravitz, Michael B. Jordan) have all landed in some of the world’s most notable glossies.  Find out why inside… 

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Actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Kravitz (who co-starred together in Yelling To The Sky) are among the beautiful subjects of Carine Rotfeld’s "Singular Beauties" spread in the September2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.  With photographs shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Carine created the spread collaboration in collaboration with the magazine’s creative director, Stephen Gans.

The photos will appear in all 29 editions of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, including the premiere Germany and Japan editions "An homage to the diversity of women."  

Since the end of her cable series "The Big C", Gabby has signed on to star in "American Horror Story: Coven" on FX with Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates. Meanwhile, Zoe is starring in "Mad Max: Fury Road" with Charlize Theron

Loves these two ladies.


And in Entertainment Weekly….. 

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan has landed in EW’s New Hollywood: Entertainers On the Rise issue. And he’s in great company. Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, Condola Rashad and Michael’s Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler also made the list.

Inside the mag, Michael reveals he may star in The Fantastic Four reboot and that he thinks auditions are very awkward.  

”Action auditions are the worst. You’ve got maybe two lines: ‘What’s up, dude? Die! Die! Die!’ and you act like you’re shooting somebody, and you’ve got a rolled-up script as a gun. It’s the most awkward thing ever.”

Ha.  But we’re sure he could pull it off.  Good to see Mr. Jordan, who also starred in Red Tails and on NBC’s "Parenthood", get his due.

Photos via Harper’a Bazaar/EW

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:


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First Look: The “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” Teaser, TLC REVEALS New Album DEETS + Michael B. Jordan TALKS Trayvon Martin And “Fruitvale Station” In ROLLING OUT”

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The official trailer for the VH1 original film "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" has been released.  Watch the video inside and get the latest album and performance news about TLC.  Also, see what Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan had to say about Trayvon Martin.


Get More: Watch TLC: Crazy Sexy Cool Coming October on VH1, Music News


VH1 has revealed the official trailer for the made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (airing October 21). The film stars Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora as Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz.  In the teaser, we watch the ladies recreate the videos for TLC’s hits “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” and their resemblance is spot on! 

In other TLC news, the group has revealed the details about their new album.  According to a new press release, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have re-signed with L.A. Reid to LaFace under Epic Records and will release their album on October 15.

Though the project does not have a name yet, it will feature fan favorites, biggest hits, plus four all-new songs including “Meant to Be,” (penned by Ne-Yo and used in the VH1 Original Movie); and “Posh Life” (produced and co-written Dallas Austin).

T-Boz and Chilli have also tapped Lil’ Mama to perform with them at VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey Park, PA on July 26-27.

Chill spoke about the addition saying,

“For 10 years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time,” said Chilli. “Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.”

T-Boz added,

“Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”

Lil Mama expressed her excitement saying,

“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “I am grateful to Chilli and T-Boz for the confidence they had in me to portray her in the film and to invite me to perform and record with them and pay tribute to her incredible talent.”

What do you think about Lil’ Mama joining TLC on stage?


And on magazine racks……

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan covers the latest issue of ROLLING OUT where he talks about the similarities between his character Oscar Grant (an unarmed black teen who was murdered by an Oakland cop) and Trayvon Martin.  Here are the highlights:


Here are the highlights:

On why he almost skipped an interview due to anger over George Zimmerman’s acquittal:

“I was at the L.A. Dodgers game with my girlfriend,” Jordan revealed to rolling out. “And once the verdict was read, you could see how it affected the crowd. You could see the people in the audience, one person finding out from the next. People were just talking to one another about the verdict. After the game, I had to go to a Q-and-A session for the film. My heart was hurting so bad that I thought about skipping the interview. I didn’t know how to respond or express myself in a manner that I should have. But I sucked it up and went to do the interview. I spoke my peace. But it was hard. To look at the evidence and he’s not guilty, that’s tough. It’s really tough.”

On how he relates to Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant:

It could have been me,” Jordan says of the untimely deaths of Grant and Martin. “Around the time I read the [Fruitvale] script, Trayvon Martin’s shooting had just happened a week or two before. I remember when Oscar Grant died in 2009 and how frustrating it was during that time. And then the Trayvon murder occurred, it was like all of this was happening again. I’m from New Jersey and Oscar is from Oakland, but the same things are occurring. When I was younger, I always hung out with my boys. So we could’ve experienced a situation that was similar to Oscar Grant’s. Being from the inner city, you have to do the best with what you have — even when the odds are stacked against you. People from outside your community may judge you because you may look different, walk a little different, or talk a little different. But, dealing on a more personal level, after I got a chance to get to know Oscar’s story, I saw a lot of similarities between Oscar and I. With the film, I really wanted to give him a voice. It’s kind of fun for me to dive into those characters as well.”

On the impact of Fruitvale Station:

“We hope that we will create something that can stand the test of time,” Jordan says. “As far as opening numbers are concerned, it doesn’t really affect the project. Hopefully, this movie will cause people to make a change on how we look at each other when it comes to violence. I hope it has a positive impact. I hope it’s a project that will be talked about for years and years to come.”

See Michael’s photoshoot here:

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Watch the BTS video here:

Fruitvale Station is in theaters now….


Photos via Phoenix White for Steed Media Service

EVENT FAB: Halle Berry, Michael Ealy, Zoe Saldana, Lenny Kravitz & MORE At Comic-Con International

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Halle Berry, Michael Ealy, Zoe Saldana and Lenny Kravtiz were among the stars spotted at Comic Con International in San Diego this weekend.  See the event pics inside…..

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Academy-award winning actress Halle Berry (shown above with actor Ian McKellen and actress Anna Paquin) spoke on  the 20th Century Fox "X-Men: Days of Future Past" panel at the 2013 Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

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The proud newlywed and mom-to-be was on site to promote her role as Storm in X: MAN: Days of Future Past.

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Rocker Lenny Kravitz spoke on a panel for "I, Frankenstein."

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Also, Lenny was on hand to present the trailer for his next film, Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Samuel Jackson, who spoke about the Trayvon Martin verdict during the convention, was on hand to promote his role in Captain America:  The Winter Soldier.

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Actot Michael Ealy, who attended several events during the convention, announced that he’ll appear alongside Karl Urban, Lili Taylor, and Minka Kelly in "Almost Human" this fall.

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Actress Kat Graham attended Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Celebration at Float at Hard Rock Hotel .

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All eye were on Zoe Saldana in her Balmain jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry.

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Zoe was in town to join Chris Pratt on a panel to discuss their film Guardians of the Galaxy.





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CELEBS AT WORK: Octavia Spencer & Michael B. Jordan At The “Fruitvale Station” PREMIERE + Jourdan Dunn On Modeling & Motherhood

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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joined actor Michael B. Jordan at the premiere of their new film, "Fruitvale Station." See the premiere pics and film trailer inside and see what model Jourdan Dunn reveals about being a single mom and how her mother helps with her son.  

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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer posed for the paparazzi at the New York premiere of her latest movie, Fruitvale Station, last night.  Octavia chose an ivory Tadashi Shoji-designed dress (her fave designer) for the red carpet at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Michael B. Jordan co-stars with Octavia in the film, which is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man killed early on New Year’s Day by an Oakland, California transit officer in 2009.  Michael, who also appeared on HBO’s The Wire and Red Tails, has been receiving a good deal of buzz for his portrayal.  And he’s def a cutie.

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The movie was directed by Ryan Coogler, who won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It’s his first feature film.

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Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was among the celebs spotted supporting the cast and congratulating Ryan on his brilliant debut.

Watch the trailer here:

The Weinstein Company biographical drama opens July 12th in theaters.

And across the pond……

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During a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, supermodel Jourdan Dunn opened up about her most important job yet….being a mom.  And we love hearing stories of how successful YBF chicks stay on top of their game despite unplanned occurences in life.

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The 22-year-old international beauty gushed to the magazine about raising her adorbale son Riley (shown above with her model besties Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevinge) and the large role her own mother plays in his upbringing.  ‘I’ve got so much going on at the moment and have been going back and forth between London and New York, so my mum looks after Riley when I’m away. It works well.’

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Having her mom help out with Riley also allows Jourdan to branch into other areas outside of modeling, like hosting her online cooking segments.  On the popular web series, she teaches famous folks like Wale how to cook her favorite dishes.


The Randomness:

Roland Martin has bounced back after getting fired from CNN.  TV One just announced ‘News One Now’, a live 1-hour Weekday Morning News Program hosted by Mr. Martin himself.  STORY


Photos via WireImage/Jourdan Dunn Instagram

MEMORIAL DAY FUN: Nicole Murphy FLAUNTS A STRING Bikini With Fiance Michael Strahan in Hawaii

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Nicole Murphy continues to inspire "body" envy while she and Michael Strahan bask underneath the Hawaiian sun.  Watch the hot mama break a sweat while paddle-boarding inside…

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Reality tv star Nicole Murphy and fiance Michael Strahan were spotted out for another day on the beach in Maui.  They’re all about the beach for their Memorial Day Weekend vacay.

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We know Michael has a sexy bod underneath that t-shirt, but he let Nicole body do all the talking.  Maybe they should take a page out of Phaedra & Apollo’s book and do a couples’ workout DVD…

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Nicole hopped in the water for a little paddle-boarding during their day out.


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Perfect like a calendar shoot. Meanwhile, on Twitter, Nicole revealed that they’ve wrapped filming "Hollywood Exes" and it’s set to premiere on Sunday July 7th, with feature Daphne Wayans and Micka Lawrence as new castmembers.


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The Randomness:

1.  Chauncey Black sues Teddy Riley over the use of "Blackstreet" name.  Story.



Photos via Stewy / starsurf / Splash News / PCN


WEDDING FAB: NBA LEGEND Michael Jordan MARRIES Yvette Prieto In PRIVATE Star-Studded Ceremony

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NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan (shown above) and his new bride Yvette Prieto were serenaded by Usher yesterday after a star-studded West Palm Beach wedding attended by Tiger Woods, Ahmad Rashad, Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing. See photos inside….

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Yesterday, Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan walked down the aisle, for the second time, to wed longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto during a super private ceremony in West Palm Beach, FL.

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The actual ceremony took place at the Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (the same place Donald Trump married Melania) with 2,000 invited guests.

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Umbrellas were used to prevent cameras from snapping the arrival of the bride.

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Though we haven’t seen pics of the bride and groom, photographers were able to snap the arrival of the bridal party.

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One of Michael’s former rivals, NY Knicks Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, was among the high-profile guests.

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Notorious cheater Tiger Woods and Ahmad Rashad, who’s going through a nasty split with Sale Johnson, came out to celebrate their golf buddy’s nuptials. Hmm…we wonder what advice THESE TWO gave the groom during the bachelor party.

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Michael’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen attended with his wife, former "RHOM" star Larsa Pippen.

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And Michael’s mom Deloris Peoples looked great in her ivory mother-of-the-groom suit.

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Photographers and fans stood behind barricades to catch the happenings.

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So how did the guests party AFTER the wedding?  Sources  say Usher was booked to perform at the reception which was held underneath a tent near Michael’s 38,000 sq.ft. home in the Bears Club area of Jupiter, Fla (a town in Palm Beach County).  Commenting about the setup, one source told Gossip Extra,

“Three tents are being put up in his backyard, over the surface of two football fields.  I calculated a total under-roof space of about 600 feet long by 150 feet wide. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been working weddings for a while. It looks like he’s having about 2,000 people over.”


Congrats to the bride and groom…


The Randomness:

1.  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actor Jeffrey Wright arrested for DWI.  Story.


Photos via PCN/Twitter/SplashNewsOnline/TMZ

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."


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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