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SPOTTED: Michelle Williams OUT AND ABOUT In NYC + Jennifer Hudson At LAX

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Singer Michelle Williams and Jennifer Hudson were both spotted and about recently.  Find out where the ladies were and what they were up to inside…..

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"If We Had Your Eyes" singer Michelle Williams was spotted in New York City yesterday.

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Michelle was snapped near the offices of Essence Magazine where she gave the folks a sneak peek at her upcoming musical project.  She tweeted, "#Repost from @essencemag!! I had a fabulous time sharing my new music with the Essence Family!! Thank you for sharing with me today @essencemag!!"

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Pairing a turquoise dress with hot pink pumps, Michelle also stopped by the offices of Sirius records to give them a taste of what’s next from her. She’s already completed two music videos for the upcoming album, which should be hitting music shelves before the end of the year.

 

And at LAX……

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 Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, who’s starring in the new biopic Winnie Mandela with Terrence Howard (opening Sept. 6th) arrived looking very comfortable in a gray top, baggy harem pants and a pair of combat boots.

 

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A few days ago, Jen was honored by VH1 at their 2013 Do Something! Awards  for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. She also hit the stage with J. Cole to performed “Crooked Smile”.  Nice!

 

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com

Andy Cohen SHOOTS DOWN Kenya Moore’s Reported SALARY! + Wendy Williams Dances It Up In Her New Remixed Theme Song Commercial

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Wendy Williams has remixed her theme song. Watch Wendy dancing inside and see why reports about Kenya Moore’s $ 600K "RHOA" salary might not be true.

 

Previously, we told you about Kenya Moore getting a "RHOA" pay raise around the sum of $ 600K, but now the head honco at BRAVO is casting a side-eye on the report. While responding to a tweet, Andy Cohen implied that folks never get it right when they comment on BRAVO salaries.

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Oh wells…..We’re sure Kenya will still be able to find a suitable "rented" mansion for season 6 (no matter the exact size of her paycheck).

 

And……. 

Wendy Williams will return to the airwaves on September 16, and in the meantime, she’s released a new dance remix to her show’s theme song. The clip was shot in Central Park and choreographed by Derek Mitchell.  Her girl Kenya Moore tweeted her support……

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Watch it above.

 

 

 

 

Photo  via Kenya Moore’s Twitter/Urban Belle Magazine

 

MODELICIOUS: Naomi Campbell STRUTS The RUNWAY For PARIS Fashion Week + Fresh Face Redaric Williams Is HOT On “ROLLING OUT” + Evelyn Lozada COVERS “LATINA” Mag

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Naomi Campbell opened the 2013 Aterlier Versace is Paris earlier today.  Watch Naomi strutting down the catwalk inside and meet Redaric Williams, the new fresh-faced hottie starring on "Y&R" and see what Evelyn Lozada told LATINA about domestic violence.  

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Naomi Campbell opened the 2013 Fall/Winter runway show for Atelier Versace during Paris Fashion Week on Monday.

Designer Donatella Versace, who said she was inspired by the black and white photography of the 30s, wisely selected Naomi to bring the collection to life.

From the moment she appeared on the catwalk, Naomi demanded the audience’s attention and showed why she’s still at the top of her game.  Eat your heart out Vlad!

Watch Naomi open AND close the show here:

 

 

And in fresh faces….

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Model Redaric Willaims is making a splash on the small screen as "Tyler Michaelson", one of the newest additions to the "Y&R" cast.

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And for ladies who love a bad boy, Redaric is certainly a keeper.  “I am the kid who was in the museum and had to touch the painting. That was me. I am very much so a rule breaker. When I was growing up, I was always getting into trouble.”

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When asked about being labeled "sexy", Redaric told RO, 

“I don’t see myself as that so I don’t think I’d ever be comfortable in something that I don’t see myself as…but I am aware of it and I’m kind of fine with it in the sense that I know that that’s what’s required for what I’m trying to do career-wise.”

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Although he’s only been a cast member for a few months, Redaric is excited about joining an iconic franchise that’s been around for 40 years.  

"I feel almost guilty and that’s the truth because we are doing so much celebrating,” he confesses. “There are so many parties that are going on and so many events and things that we’re doing and everybody is ‘oh, congratulations on so many years’ and I’m brand new to the show. I just got here so I feel almost guilty. I’m very appreciative and very respectful for what ‘The Young and the Restless’ has done and how long they’ve been doing what they’re doing.”

Watch BTS footage of Redaric Williams and his six-pack here:

Heeey Tyler….

 

Also on newsstands…..

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In the August 2013 issue of Latina Magazine, reality TV star and fitness columnist Evelyn Lozada talks about "Basketball Wives" and the infamous domestic violence incident that changed her life. Here are the highlights:

On her feelings after the violent abuse of her ex-husband during an argument:

“At that point, I knew my life would never be the same. I knew the world was going to laugh at me and be mean and nasty and blame me for everything. But I had no choice. I had to go to the hospital.”

On why she plans to start a foundation dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence called Pain Is Not Love:

“I get e-mails every single day from women who are still with their abusive partner and they’re like, ‘I need help.’"

On trying to reform her life with the help of life coach Tony Gaskins, Jr. and being re-baptized:

"Tony was talking to me about soul ties, and I felt like I needed to cut that cord [with Johnson]. I wanted to do things differently, to start over. I’m still going to be Evelyn, but I have a different vision of my life.”
 

Watch BTS video here:

 

Photos via MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES/DeWayne Rogers/Rolling Out/Latina

BIG MOVES: Wendy Williams Celebrates Her “CHICAGO” Debut + Azealia Banks ROCKS THE MIC At Glastonbury 2013

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Wendy Williams and Azealia Banks both made HUGE career moves this weekend with Wendy appearing on the Great White Way and Azealia performing for the largest crowd of her career at Glastonbury.  See pics and video inside…..

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How you doing "Mama"?   Talk show host Wendy Williams made her Broadway debut at Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical "Chicago" on Friday.  And with a multi-year renewal of her show and other ventures popping up for her, chick’s career is on fire.

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Joined by her son Kevin Jr. and husband Kevin Hunter at her afterparty, the Ask Wendy author kicked off a limited engagement the other day that will last thru August 11.

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During the afterparty, Wendy was congratulated by her adorable parents and co-star Paul Vogt.  She later thanked all her fans and followers on Instagram saying, "Thank you to everyone who came to see me on my opening night. Thank you to the @chicagomusical family and to the #broadway community for welcoming me to the #GreatWhiteWay. #howyoudoinmama"

 

And in other major moves news:

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"Yung Rapunxel" rapper Azealia Banks made one of the biggest moves of her career when she hit the stage at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival last night.  In front of one of the largest crowds of her career, she thanked the audience for their support and marveled at going all the way from the "212" to Glastonbury.

Joined by two background dancers, she did her entire set with no "hype" man.  She also debuted her upcoming single "ATM" featuring Pharrell (though he didn’t appear).  

 

Watch Azealia’s FULL SET below and listen to "ATM" featuring Pharrell at (40:50):

Azealia’s Insterscope album debut is still awaiting a release date.  Glad to see she’s finally chilled out with the Twit beefs and is now focused on these major moves…

 

Photos via Wendy Show IG/Azealia Banks IG/WENN

LET’S MOVE: Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas, Allyson Felix & Colin Kaepernick Join FLOTUS On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS Cover

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Our First Lady and a few of our fave celebrity athletes are gracing a brand new special edition of Sports Illustrated KIDS.  Check out their cute Let’s Move cover inside,

 

After launching the "Active School" portion of her Let’s Move campaign this past February, First Lady Michelle Obama brought in 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Tennis Champ Serena Williams and Olympians Gabby Douglas & Allyson Felix as great examples for the kids.  And they’re all rocking the cover of a special edition of Sports Illustrated Kids with school kids.  

FLOTUS says in the issue:

There are a lot of kids who shy away from activity because they think, "Well, I’m not coordinated." But the truth is that movement is pumping your arms, it’s dancing, it’s touching your toes, it’s identifying your physical strengths and not comparing yourself to your classmate, because we are all different. So we want to make activity fun again for kids in schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools is an initiative to find champions
throughout schools.

Nice!

 

And this week, the Obamas traveled to Africa for their first official trip to South Africa, Senegal & more.  So First Lady Michelle marked the historical occasion by kicking off her brand new Instagram account with pics and video straight from the trip. 

She’s giving the world an inside look into what the Obama family is experiencing, and the fabulousness the different countries are exuding to welcome the First Fam:

 

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Her very first pic from the six-day, three-country tour was a cell phone shot of her smiling with a group of young women from the Martin Luther King all-girls middle school in Dakar, Senegal.  Her daughter Malia & niece Lesley are also in the pic.

She said, "My first instagram! So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica"

The fab First Lady traveled to different schools and places to meet the people of Senegal:
 

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Loves it.  She and Prez O. also met with the country’s head of state yesterday at the presidential palace in Dakar–Senegalese President Macky Sall and Senegalese First Lady Mariame Faye Sall:

 

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Fab!

 

Photos; Michelle Obama’s Instagram/White House.gov/AP
 

 

Malinda Williams & The “exhale” Cast Party It Up With LaTavia, Meelah & Terri Vaughn For Premiere

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As the ladies of "exhale" get ready to launch their weekly intimate talk show about love, life, celeb guests & everything in between, Malinda Williams and more celebs turned up for the big premiere Wednesday night in Atlanta. Check out who came out to support the ladies of ASPiRE’s tv network…….

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With her celeb friends in tow like LaTavia Roberson, Malinda Williams hit up the "exhale" launch event at Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta Wednesday night.  She’s part of the cast of 5 women–including Issa Rae, Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Rene Syler and Malinda Williams–who will be featured weekly starting tomorrow in an eight episode series on ASPiRE.

So the ladies partied it up Wednesday night to celebrate.

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37-year-old Malinda is looking gorgeous these days.

 

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LaTavia was there to show off her growing baby bump.  How cute!

 

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702′s Meelah was there flaunting her curves in a black & white striped dress.

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Soul Food movie star Malinda kicked it with her "Soul Food" tv series counterpart and good friend Terri Vaughn.

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All the ladies were front and center at their premiere as they prepped for this weeks launch.  Looking gorgeous gals!

 

Photog: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photos

She’s Baaaaack! Khia DISSES Beyonce — ”You Will Never Give Up Stealing” + Wendy Williams Nabs New “Secret Celebrity” Show

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Underground "Queen Of The South" Khia is back in the headlines for dissing Beyonce.  Read a few of Khia’s vicious tweets inside and find out about Wendy Williams’ new reality show for Oxygen.

 

"My Neck, My Back" rapper Khia has become a trending topic after she ignited the wrath of Beyonce’s beehive by tweeting a few sting-worthy jabs at the Queen Bey.

Among the tweets, Khia accused Bey of ripping the fanclub name "beehive" from Lil’ Kim and also said Bey steals and copies from everyone. A few of the most outrageous tweets….

"Woooooooo im scared of the Beyhive ????????????… All of you can stand in line to get swatted by Thugmisses like ya Motha Mammie Bey #should have…"

"MISS me with that "her product is original" bullsh*t. I’ll believe that when i can see that hoe name on @ least "1" of her writing credits.."

""I thought the "BeeHive" was @LilKim’s team @Beyonce… Hmmmmm… you will never give up the stealing will you, sis… ????????????"

And when the "Beehive" starting swarming around the Thug Misses, Khia came out swinging.

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And she CONTINUED tweeting about it…..

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Not the FLEAHIVE though….

The entire weave snatching (so she says) ordeal worked to Khia’s advantage as she became a trending topic and used the "press" to promote her entertainment company and upcoming performances.  "Life is so ENTERTAINING!! Damn I love my life!! We’re live tonight at Spot Ligh Tomorrow Legends and Thurs Pulse!!#Getmoneybitch"

That damn Khia…

 

And in other wiggery news…..

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Author and television host Wendy Williams is expanding her television empire with a new show slated for the OXYGEN Network. Deadline reports that Wendy will act as Executive Producer on "Secret Celebrity,"  a new reality series produced by T Group Pros.

Serving as part of her first-look deal with Oxygen, "Secret Celebrity" features celebrities "in disguise" who surprise their unsuspecting fans, friends and family. So far, Nick Lachey, Ice-T & Coco and LuAnn de Lesseps are all celebs who’ve filmed episodes. No airdate has been revealed yet.

 

 

Photos via FameFlnet/Khia’s Twitter

MUSIC WRAP UP: Michelle Williams’ “If We Had Your Eyes” New Teaser & Pics + Estelle’s “Love Jones Vol. 1″ + John Legend’s “Made To Love”+ Wale’s “Clappers” Ft. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J

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Michelle Williams, Estelle, John Legend and Wale are among the artists who are flooding their fans with new music.  Listen to the selection of teasers, albums, and singles inside…

 

Michelle Williams isn’t sitting on the sidelines as The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour sells out arenas & stadiums and Kelly Rowland airs out her "Dirty Laundry." The third member of Destiny’s Child, who’s appeared on Broadway in Fela!, has released a new teaser for her upcoming single "If We Had Your Eyes".  The full gospel-inspired song hits iTunes on June 24, while Michelle’s fourth solo album is due later this year on eOne Music. 

Watch the new teaser here:

And in free digital downloads….

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Grammy-award winning artist Estelle has released her highly anticipated Love Jones Vol. 1 from her 3-volume EP "Love & Happiness.” The three singles are songs told from a single girl’s perspective on dating.

In a press release about the EP, Estelle said this EP is about being “in the pursuit of Love & Happiness and essentially writing my life into happy."

Love Jones Vol. 1 tells the story of a girl who’s been thru a breakup and in the process of discovering true love again.  And if you’re an Estelle fan, youre in luck  Because, in partnership with Rosa Regale, Love Jones Vol. 1 is available for free download on her website.  Check out the track "Till Tomorrow" below:

Also in new music….

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R&B crooner John Legend has released a new love ballad from his forthcoming Love In The Future album (June 25th). The single features production by Da Internz, Kanye West, Dave Tozer and Nana Kwabena.  During an interview with Billboard, John talked about the album saying,

"Over the years, I’ve been in a comfort zone with Kanye and Dave, and we’ve had great collaborations. But this album also offers some fresh collaborations. And together that typifies the sound of this album. ‘Love in the Future’ has the feel of my first two albums but takes that sound forward."

Maybe he got some inspiration from all the wedding planning he and fiancee Chrissy Teigen have been doing.  Listen to "Made To Love" below:

 

Also in new releases…

"Bad" rapper Wale is ready for the strip club with his latest banger, "Clappers" featuring Nicki Minaj and Juicy J.  Relying on a sample of E.U.’s "Da Butt", Nicki Minaj reminds up that a lot of strippers are flipping their stacks into degrees and other educational pursuits.  She raps, "“I’ma shake this shit ’til I graduate.” 

Wale’s Gifted disc also hits stores next week on June 25.  Everybody loves a stripper it seems…

Photos via Roxanne Lowitt/hypetrax

PAPARAZZI PRINCESSES: Reginae Carter & Bria Williams Hit Their Own Book Signing With Toya Wright

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Cash Money’s newest princesses, Reginae Carter & Bria Williams, just hosted their book signing for their new book Paparazzi Princesses in Coral Gables.  Check out how the youngins spent their weekend chillin’ with their new fans inside….

Reginae Carter & her best friend Bria have been prepping for months for the release of their new fictional book–based on their own lives–about growing up in the spotlight.  And this weekend, the daughters of rapper Lil’ Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams put on their new Cash money hats (they’re the newest signees) to greet fans and sign copies of their book Paparazzi Princesses at Books and Books in Coral Gables.

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Reginae’s mom Toya Wright and Bria’s mom (above pic on far right) were there to keep the cuties on task:

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The two budding authors–with the help of their Boss daddies–snapped pics with fans and their tiaras.  How cute.  Nae, rocking cute gold sneakers and cutoff shorts with a vintage tee, made sure to take some time to wish her pops Weezy a very Happy father’s Day saying:

Last Fathers Day post of the day I want to say Happy Fathers Day to the man that’s always been there for me since day 1 My Piran / God Father I love this man so much The men in this picture paints my world with lots of LOVE you already know we sleeps on Versace ova here slime please buhledattt

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Congrats ladies!

 

Photos: WENN/Toya’s Instagram

Michelle Williams TEASES New Single “If We Had Your Eyes” + Alicia Keys’ “Tears Always Win” Video

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Michelle Williams is gearing up for her new R&B album.  And she released the teaser for her first single "If We Had Your Eyes".  Check out the Destiny’s Child singer turned Broadway performer inside…

 

With a gorgeous single cover to accompany her new music, "If We Had Your Eyes", Michelle Williams is gearing up to enter the R&B game again.  She will be releasing her yet-to-be-titled album via EOne, and she gave this little message to her fans recently:

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Michelle’s single will be released on June 24th.  Are you feeling the sound of her new track?

 

 

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Meanwhile, Alicia Keys just dropped her newest video for her track "Tears Always Win."  She co-wrote the song with the uber talented Bruno Mars and it’s the fifth single off her Girl On Fire album.  Check out Alicia getting into her showgirl state of mind below:

 

 

BONUS:

Speaking of Bruno, he just released his own video for his most recent single "Treasure" off his UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX album.  By the way, he co-directed the video too along with Cameron Duddy.  Loves this guy.