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CUTE COUPLES: Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Hit The Beach! + Alexis Stoudemire Shows Off Post Baby Bod With Amar’e In NYC

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It’s summertime…and celeb couples love a good vacay or stroll around their city.  Check out Amar’e Stoudemire & wife Alexis taking their brand new baby out for a walk in NYC, plus "Grey’s Anatomy" hottie Jesse Williams frolicking on the beach with new wife Aryn….

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Dr. Hottie hit the beach in Miami with his new wife Aryn this week.  And the ABC star made quite the sexy entrance on the beach.

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Jesse Williams picked out chairs with his other half before the two hit the waves and had some fun:

 

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Gotta love the realness about these two.  Cute!

 

And over in NYC, sexy NY Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire was spotted taking a walk around the neighborhood with wife Alexis, their nanny and their brand new baby.  That makes #4 for Alexis….and she’s already snapped back into tip top shape just 2.5 months later:

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Cute shorts. 

 

The Randomness:

1.  Fashion heads: Isabel Marant and H&M have announced their collaboration!  STORY

2.  New Orleans stand up! Bounce rapper Big Freedia lands FUSE reality tv. STORY

 

Photos: Splash/INF

RUMOR CONTROL: FORMER 702 Singer Kameelah Williams NOT Singing Her Way Onto “R&B Divas: Atlanta”…At Least Not Yet

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Kameelah Williams, who once fronted the 90s girl group 702 is rumored to be the latest "addition" to "R&B Divas: Atlanta", but our sources say it’s  not true.  At least not yet.  Get deets on the non denial-denial inside…..

 

The Atlanta rumor mill has been buzzing about a new addition to the "sanging" chicks of "R&B Divas: Atlanta".  We’ve heard that Kameelah Williams, who rose to fame in the 90s as part of the group 702 ("Get It Together", "Steelo") will be joining the cast for season three.  

For those who aren’t too familiar with Kameelah and her personal life, she has a son with Musiq Soulchild and has been working on solo project in Atlanta, which may included a few tracks with Stevie J. And back in the day, Faith Evans once served as her mentor, with Kameelah singing on Faith’s "Burning Up" single and appearing in the video.

We reached out to a source on the "R&B Divas: Atlanta" production team who told us, "There have been no additional cast members added to "R&B Divas: Atlanta".  Meanwhile, Kameelah’s manager told us that they could neither deny nor confirm her casting. 

Hmmm….it sounds like Kameelah hasn’t signed her contract yet or the producers are still "figuring out" her place on the show.  Or maybe she’s not doing it at all.  You’ll recall that the producers kept the additions of LaTocha Scott and Angie Stone under wraps for a long time before they officially confirmed them.

We’ll keep our eyes peeled to see if she pops up during a cameo this season.  Meanwhile, "R&B Divas: LA" is set to debut on TvONE July 10 and the "Atlanta" crew wraps up their season on June 19th.

 

In case you missed it:

Kameelah released a very underrated single called "I Should Let You Go" produced by the infamous "LAHH ATL" producer Stevie J a few months ago.  We actually like the song, which only serves to remind us that there’s more to Stevie J than his "bus" of females.

 

Photo via Derek Blanks

CROWN HER! Serena Williams WINS 2013 French Open…Continues To SLAY By Giving Speech IN FRENCH!

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For the first time in over a decade, Serena Williams has won the French Open!  Check out how the 31-year-old snatched the crown today inside…

Talk about a truly FAB chick!  Serena Williams made it look easy…but beating Maria Sharipova was anything but.

The last time Serena won the trophy was in 2002 when she beat her own sister, Venus, in the finals.  And she’s also the last American to win the French Open. 

All the extreme hard work paid off as the younger sis beat Maria 6-4, 6-4 in today’s Finals in Paris on the outdoor clay courts.  The second set was full of Aces and Serena slayed her way to the trophy.  This makes for Serena’s second French Open title and 16th Grand Slam singles title.

And once Serena took the stage as the champion, she addressed the crowd with her "champ speech"….totally in fluent french.  That french boyfriend/coach of hers and the apartment she bought years ago in Paris have clearly paid off.

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Loves it.  Congrats Serena!

 

The Randomness:

1.  Jay-Z is reportedly gearing up to sign Kevin Durant, who just left his current agency, to Roc Nation Sports.  STORY

SPORTS SHOCKS: TOP-Ranked Serena Williams Reaches The FRENCH OPEN Finals! + USA’s Justin Gatlin BEATS “The World’s Fastest Man” Usain Bolt!

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Serena Williams, the #1 tennis player in the world, is heading to the French Open Finals for the first time in eleven years! Get the deets inside and watch USA track superstar Justin Gatlin run to victory over Usain Bolt

 

For the first time since 2002, Serena Williams, who’s currently the #1 ranked tennis player in the world, is heading into the French Open finals. Though Serena’s last appearance in the finals was a long time ago, her defeat of Sara Errani yesterday (6-0, 6-1)solidified her dominances of the sport. The NY Times described the battle this was, "The match was a virtually flawless session that looked much more like a practice for Williams than a Grand Slam semifinal."

Although Serena only made 12 unforced errors and won 52 points to Sara’s 16, she wasn’t overly cocky during the post-game interview, and stressed that every game is different.  She said her upcoming battle with Maria Sharapova on Saturday could prove very challenging.

"That’s why I really just — every day that I’m doing well, I try to do the best I can. And when I’m not, I just try to fight through it, because my forehand, my backhand, my serve, anything could happen.”

And while she’s very focused on Saturday, Serena has been able to soak in her victory and reflect on her long journey to the open.

"I’m very happy to be back in the French Open final 11 years later," Williams told the crowd in French. (Yes…Serena has an apartment in Paris AND she speaks French!) "I’m still here 11 years later. It’s so wonderful for me."

Congrats ‘Rena!

 

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Jamaican-born sprinter Usain Bolt may hold the world 100m record, but he was met with a stunning defeat yesterday as 31-year-old American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, sped past him with a 9.94 victory (to Usains 9.95) in Rome yesterday.  Work!

After the match, Usain shrugged off the defeat, calling it a on-off. "The one-offs are never for me. It’s all about the World Championships. I’ve got two months to get it right. You learn more from losing. You can’t win every race in your career, I’ve learnt that."

Meanwhile, Justin basked in his own victory, but still paid homage to Usain and what he’s brought to the sport.

‘It felt good. It’s an honor to be able to race against him and compete against him. He’s an inspiration for the sport. He’s inspired me to be a better runner and a better entertainer for the fans.

I just want to be able to give him some competition when he’s at top form. He’s a legend and I want to go out and just fight for the end. Much respect.’

After the upset from the 2012 Olympics, it’s good to see USA showing that 2016 is going to be FAB.  Watch the USA’s victory here:

 

Photos via Yahoo/SplashAP Photo/Christophe Ena

Kelly Rowland DISHES On Beyonce & Michelle Writing “Girl” For Her, Reveals Her Celebrity Crush And Throws EX-FIANCE Roy Williams SHADE

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During a revealing chat with HOT 107.9 Philly, Kelly Rowland dished on her celebrity crush, threw shade at her ex-fiance Roy Williams and revealed that Beyonce and Michelle wrote the song "Girl" about her.  Get interview deets inside…

While prepping for a tour stop through Philadelphia, PA, Kelly Rowland appeared on Hot 107.9 where the subject of "Dirty Laundry" was a hot topic.  Chatting it up with the host, Kelly remarked that Destiny’s Child fans were pretty clever in connecting the dots between the "Dirty Laundry" single and the Destiny’s Child song "Girls".  Because that track was written to help Kelly get out of her abusive relationship.

“The girls wrote it for me…Destiny’s Child is deeper than what people see on the surface. Those are my homies for life. Golden girls! We stuck with each other, period!”

And when asked if she’d heard about her ex-fiance Roy Williams making a snide remark comment about the "Dirty Laundry" song, she threw a little shade and asked, "Who?".

As the candid chat continued on, Kelly also divulged the identity of her celebrity crush, "Grey’s Anatomy" star Jesse Williams.  Now that he’s married, Kelly said "No disrespect to his wife….but he’s beautiful."   Listen to the clip here:

 

 

And more on her abusive relationship…..

Kelly also sat down "omg! Insider" Kevin Frazier for a tearful interview that went a bit deeper into the bond she shares with Bey and Michelle, sharing that they know her better than anyone else.

And when speaking about her emotionally abusive relationship, Kels said that a small piece of her died everytime time he said something mean to her. She explained that he tried to drive a wedge between her and the people in her life who cared about her.

But Kelly stopped short of naming the ex-boyfriend who abused her, saying that "his" name wasn’t important.  "He’s a different person now. A better person now."  

She says she walked away from the relationship when she decided she was tired and deserved a better life.

CANDIDS: Wendy Williams BOSOMS Her Way Through THE GROVE + Bria And Shayne Murphy LEAVING The Nail Salon

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Talk show host Wendy Williams was spotted at The Grove this week, where she signed copies of her latest book.  See the candids inside and see Bria and Shayne Murphy leaving the nail salon.

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"HOW YOU DOING?"  Talk show maven Wendy Williams strolled through The Grove this week to sign copies of her latest book Ask Wendy and tape an interview with Mario Lopez for "EXTRA".

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Wendy’s known for her over-the-top personality and we’re sure fans, seeing her for the first time, didn’t realize how over-the-top her bosom is.  Miss Wendy does look good!

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Wendy sat for a very candid conversation with EXTRA’s Mario Lopez where she dished on her book, her hit show, and her upcoming stint on Broadway in Chicago.

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She also signed a few copies of her book, Ask Wendy, which hit stores on May 7th.

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After her interview, Wendy was escorted off the set in a golf cart….giving her a break from walking around in her six-inch Christian Louboutin heels. 

 

Also in the LA area…..

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Bria and Shayne Murphy, the daughters of Eddie and Nicole Murphy were seen crossing the street together after leaving Beverly Hills Nail Design in Beverly Hills.

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We admire the sisters’ street style and it looks like they both got the best of their parent’s genes.  In addition to Bria’s deal with Dark & Lovely, we imagine both ladies could make moves in the fashion and cosmetics industry if they wanted to. 


Photos via BUZZPAPS / Zodiac / Splash News/FAME/FLYNET

 

PARTY FAB: Draya, Porsha Williams, T.I., Trey Songz & MORE At Prive’s “ALL WHITE AFFAIR”

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Draya Michele, Trey Songz, T.I. and Porsha Williams were among the stars who attended an exclusive white party last night in Atlanta.  See some of the ATL’s most stylish white fashions inside….

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 Last night in Atlanta, nightlife promoter Alex Gidewon and Grey Goose Cherry Nior presented an exclusive private screening at Prive Nightclub, one of Atlanta’s newest and sexiest venues.

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The "All White Affair" was hosted by "BBW LA" star Draya (who tweeted ""Like whaaaaaaaaaaaa #manijustshittedonem") and R&B crooner Trey Songz.

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Party host Trey Songz was seen making his way through the crowd in a white sleeveless t-shirt.

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The King of The South, T.I., arrived wearing a black t-shirt and camoflauge pants.  We’re sure folks didn’t mind that he opted out of the white dress code.  He’s the King.  He can do as he pleases.

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"LAHH ATL" husband Kirk Frost was there.

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And "RHOA" starlet Porsha Williams also stepped out for the function.  Hmm…It sees like Porsha smiles a lot more since Kordell walked out of her life. 

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Draya ‘s "BBW LA" co-star Bambi seems to attend a lot of ATL events.  It’s only a matter of time before she winds up on one of ATL’s many reality shows.

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Producer Jazze Pha posed with members of his team.

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Lil’ Scrappy celebrated his freedom last night.  Interestingly, he arrived at the party without Erika or Shay.

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R&B singer Mario was among the talented guests.

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Neyo’s fiance Monyetta Shaw was seeing arriving at the event. 

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So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, who celebrated his 20th anniversary this year, partied with his friends.

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Kenny Burns, lifestyle guru and Grey Goose spokesman, looked dapper.

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Mimi Faust also arrived at the event solo.

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LaLa’s cousin Dice posed for the cameras.  

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V103 personality Big Tigger posed with friends. 

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Monyetta posed with a few friends, including "BBW LA" star Malaysia Pargo.

 

    

    
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Did Kelly Rowland’s Ex-Fiance Roy Williams CONFIRM The Abuser She Was REALLY Talking About On “Dirty Laundry”?

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After yesterday’s heartfelt release of her new single "Dirty Laundry" hit the net, folks have been puzzled about who exactly Kelly Rowland was speaking of when she confessed about her abusive past with an ex.

 

The first person that came to most people’s minds was her ex-fiancee, former Cowboy baller Roy Williams.  But he says today it wasn’t him, and he revealed who the abuser very well could have been….

Kelly Rowland exposed her heart and her past yesterday on her newest track "Dirty Laundry."  For the first time, her fans heard her story about her bittersweet "envy" of her sis Beyonce‘s career taking off, as well as the abusive relationship she suffered from.

This verse made everyone take notice:

I was battered, he hit in a window like it was me until it shattered/He pulled me out, he said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me, not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not B.’

Who was she speaking of?  Most people thought Roy Williams, her former NFL fiancee.  Remember when they were in Modern Bride magazine taking pics like this like, forever ago:

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The two called off their wedding around the same time this issue came out.  But Roy tweeted today their break up was not because of abuse.  Because he IS NOT the culprit.  He said:

So Kelly has a new song. Called #DirtyLaundry.. & what ever she’s saying in it ppl thinks it’s me. #wow #imnottheonlypersonshedated #wasntme

And in response to someone tweeting him saying they thought it was actually her other ex, Cuda Love, Roy said:

#bingo but thats not my place to speak on it.. #somanystoriespeoplejustdontknowaboutRT

Hmmm. Sounds like a confirmation to us.  As for Cuda (pictured below in the middle), you’ll remember him from the late 90′s and early 2000′s when he was getting shouted out on every other song by Mase.  He also managed both Mase and Cam’Ron

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Cuda hasn’t put out any public statement confirming or denying the accusation.  Neither has Kelly. 

For now, she’s simply letting her music speak for itself and has gotten things off her chest.  And we applaud her for it.

Kel’s album Talk A Good Game is in stores June 18th.

 

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NEW GIGS: Pharrell Williams Joins Rihanna’s “Styled To Rock” As A Mentor + Sweet Brown DISHES On Her REALITY Show

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Fashion trailblazer Pharrell Williams has been added as a mentor to Rihanna’s US competition show "Styled To Rock."  Get the deets inside and see what Sweet Brown revealed about her upcoming reality show…

Executive producer Robyn Rihanna Fenty is bringing her "Styled To Rock" competition series to The STYLE Network, and producer Pharrell Williams has just been named one of the mentors.  The US-based series will follow the same format as Rihanna’s UK show of the same name, where 12 up-and-coming designers are given the opportunity to create unique fashion pieces for A-list celebrity talent.

Salaam Coleman Smith, President, Style Media, spoke of Pharrell’s addition to the cast saying,

“We are delighted to have Pharrell, who is a driving force in both the music industry and fashion world, serve as a mentor on ‘Styled to Rock.” Pharrell’s unique aesthetic and commitment to individuality combined with Rihanna’s vision for this series will enable our aspiring designers to hone their craft and learn from the very people who set the trends.”

The 10-episode series is slated to premiere in 2013.

In other new gigs….

Everybody’s got time for a reality show!  Sweet Brown, who became a viral sensation with the phrase "Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That" talked to TheGrio about her rags to riches life story and how she’s parlaying that into a new reality show.  She describes The Sweet Brown’s, as “a fish out of water, rags to riches series, that’s a combination of The Jeffersons and The Beverly Hillbillies.” She added, “It’s gonna be hilarious. You’re gonna really crack up.”

Also, she wrapped up an appearance in Tyler Perry’s next film, A Madea Christmas and will appear in a new movie alongside Gabrielle Union and Louis Gossett Jr.

And if that weren’t enough on her plate, she has a slew on ventures lined up, including a game application, cookbook, and a BBQ sauce called Oh Lord Jesus it’s a FIRE.

And if you were wondering what she thought about Charles Ramsey, she said,

"One similarity that I see, is that we love people. We gon’ help people. What Charles did was great. Because I have daughters and if my kids was missing that long I would want a good Samaritan to rescue my baby. Don’t leave me in the dark. Let me baby come home. So what Charles Ramsey did… I think it was a good thing; thumbs up, Charles.”

See Sweet Brown dish on her new life in the clip above.  Kudos to everyone.

Vanessa Williams, Deborah Cox, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Liles & More At The Tony Nomination Press Conference, “Trip To Bountiful” Nabs 4 Nods

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The Trip to Bountiful walked away with four Tony nominations this week, and Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson and Deborah Cox were among the show’s stars who were on hand for the announcement. See pics from the Broadway press conference inside…

Earlier this week, Deborah Cox, who stars as "Lucy" in Broadway’s "Jekyll & Hyde" posed with Vanessa Williams, "The Trip To Bountiful" during 2013 Tony Awards: The Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the the Millennium Hilton in New York City.  And the YBFers on Broadway are racking up the nods.

Emmy winning actress, Cicely Tyson, garnered a nomination for “Best Actress in a Play” (after a 30-year absence from the Broadway stage). Condola Rashad (who’s our fave fab chick on the rise) received a nod for “Best Featured Actress in a Play. The play also copped nominations for “Best Revival of a Play” as well as “Best Sound Design of a Play.”

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Media mogul Kevin Liles (one of the play’s producers) posed with his wife Erika at the event.

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New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler and wife Kimberly (also producers of "Bountiful") posed with Ahmad Rashad (the father of Tony-nominee Condola Rashad).

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Tom Hanks and Courtney B. Vance posed with producer Stephen Byrd and brand architect & producer of "Trip To Bountiful" Marvet Britto.

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Fellow "Bountiful" producer Alia M. Jones posed with Kimberly, Stephen and Marvet.

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And Tyler Perry hit up the production before the nods to wish congrats to Cicely Tyson.  We all know he loves himself some Cicely…

 

 

Photos via Lisa Pacino, Francis White