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Last night, renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author Van Jones took his WE RISE AGAINST HATE tour powered by #LoveArmy to Nashville, in partnership with Roc Nation.
The event took place at the Langford Auditorium where Jones was joined by GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter, actress and philanthropist Demi Lovato and Jessica Jackson, co-founder of #cut50.
The stop is part of a 14-city tour that aims to address the current divisive climate in American and engage local communities andchangemakers to help address some of the most pressing issues facing America — including climate justice, criminal justice reform and equal access to opportunities in tech. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to Van Jones’ nonprofit, the Dream Corps, its initiatives, and local partner charities. America is facing a new splintered political reality preventing needed conversations about our nation’s future. WE RISE AGAINST HATE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy empowers local communities across America and to facilitate conversations to drive progress for our nation forward.
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Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee, and more talk representation for powerful new Netflix campaign #FirstTimeISawMe
Seeing someone that looks like you and deals with similar stuff that you have to deal with is powerful, because you inevitably feel like you can conquer your issues once you see someone else on screen do it first.
Do you remember the first time you saw yourself on screen? Do you identify with any character on TV today? @Netflix is championing a conversation (#FirstTimeISawMe) about representation in entertainment and would love to get you involved!
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Gucci Mane and his fiancee, Keyshia Ka’oir, have their first reality show on the way…
Sources close to the BET show say the couple’s been filming everything in their lives leading up to their $1 million dollar wedding in October, including the planning for the big day which is set to go down in Miami.
Celebrity cameos are expected — Trina and Monica have already taped — and Gucci’s performance with Fifth Harmony at the VMAs later this month will be included too.
We broke the story … the rapper and his fiancee scored a fat contract for their BET show, which conveniently includes their wedding costs.
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Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this summer with a brand-new season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, premiering Wednesday, August 23rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Anne and Rachael each lead a team of recruits through the intense kitchen challenges, but only the most improved star wins a $25,000 grand prize for the charity of their choice and bragging rights for their team master. The new celebrity recruits are: Nora Dunn, Carmen Electra, Erik Estrada, Vivica A. Fox, Perez Hilton, Carson Kressley, Sean Lowe and Melissa Peterman.
“Anne and Rachael have their culinary work cut out for them with this batch of celebrity recruits – and the results are high-energy and hilarious,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming Scripps Networks Interactive. “These stars enter boot camp with less-than-impressive cooking skills and watching them gain confidence in the kitchen is remarkable.”
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Houston Iconic Fashion Week is the premiere fashion event offering an innovative platform for emerging and established designers around the world. This years event was hosted by Ty Hunter and Bonang Matheba and featured the newest cutting edge designs from the Godfather of Urban fashion, Karl Kani, as well as designer Travis Cal, the Christen Collection, and Tomas Benitez. Also in attendence were The Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers, Devi Dev, Candace Ford, GooGoo Atkins, & Project Runway finalist Laurence Basse.
For nearly two decades, Hunter has styled the flawless and exemplary Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Not only has he assisted in shaping the hot, fashion forward brand of Queen Bey, but as an established fashion designer with impeccable style, Hunter’s hot brand “With Passion” is setting forth new trends and innovation in design.
Co-hosting with Hunter wass the phenomenal Bonang Matheba. Known world-wide as “The Queen of South African Social Media”, Matheba has garnered over 4 million followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Matheba’s elegance and glamorous style has been seen as one of the beautiful faces of REVLON cosmetics, and her exceptional skills and talents have even contributed to her earning the Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Award for Best South African DJ.
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For the second time this week, Drake was spotted at Bowlmor Houston. Last night, he and his friends, including rapper Slim Thug, Lil Keke and James Prince Jr. (who, by the way, discovered Drake) sipped on Grey Goose and Grapefruit (a change up from Drake’s staple drink of white wine spritzers). The group bowled a few frames in the private VIP area.
We hear Champagne Papi and his friends gathered to celebrate the life of “Big Toni,” who was a bodyguard for many celebrities, like Drake and James Harden.
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Art Hearts Fashion kicked off Miami Swim Week at Funkshion’s Collins Park Tents, with Nick Cannon opening the show. The opening night featured 8 designer including: Vichi Swim presented by Best Talent Group, The Eight Continent, Grayson Boyd, Courtney Allegra, Hale Bob, Cirone Swim, Elie Madi, and the grand finale presentation by none other than Mister Triple X by Erik Rosete who’s show opened with Men’s Physique world champion Michal Komosny and closing with Nick Cannon. Guests enjoyed amazing shows, a great reception with complimentary sponsored goodies, and an art presentation by Miguel Paredes. Following the shows all guests were invited to the after-party Swim Gala taking place at Ora Nighclub Miami with a special performance by Zoey Dollaz.
On Friday July 21st the Art Hearts Fashion swim weekend team joined forces with Planet Fashion to produce shows for OMG Bikinis, Karma Bikinis and a closing showcase by DSquared2 at the SLS Hotel South Beach.
On Saturday July 22nd Art Hearts Fashion closed out its 3 days of shows with an epic finale at the SLS Hotel. The event featured 3 designers,Du Aqua Swim, Argyle Grant, and Holidolls Luxury Swim. The opening showcase was followed by Gabriela Pires and Just Bones boardwear presented by Planet Fashion. The event wrapped up in an epic manner with Billboard chart topper Dyson opening for the finale presentation featuring Honey Bee Swim, Alina Petra, Courtney Allegra and Rocky Gathercole. Guests enjoyed a closing party at Hyde Beach.
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300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles, mega producer London On Da Track and Verizon are teaming up with 97.9 The Box to find the best rapper in Houston as part of the #freestyle50 challenge. On a mission to discover the next voice of hip-hop, the national talent competition will award one aspiring artist with a single record deal with 300 Entertainment, $10,000 and more. The #freestyle50 challenge was inspired by Verizon’s 8GB for $50 prepaid offer available exclusively at Walmart. It’s the inspiration and driving force behind this awesome challenge that is going to change one talented rapper’s life! 😊
97.9 The Box is searching for a local emcee to represent Houston at the national #freestyle50 cypher in LA on August 30th. To enter, you must post a video of themselves freestyling to Tee Grizzley’s ‘No Effort’ to Instagram or Twitter with #freestyle50challenge and tag @verizon and @979TheBox. Five semi-finalists will be selected and invited to compete in an on-air battle at The Box. The winner will be flown to LA to compete with 7 other national finalists for the grand prize.
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The City of Houston became the epicenter of the
entertainment world as it played host to an exclusive screening premiere event for HBO’s hit
shows Ballers and Insecure at White Oak Music Hall, one of Houston’s most buzzed about
new venues. Talent from each show, London Brown (Reggie) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie
Greane) from Ballers, and Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) from
Insecure, attended the premiere and conducted interviews with local media outlets in advance
of the screenings of the first episodes of each show’s new season.
White Oak’s Upstairs was transformed into an adult playground as Houston influencers,
athletes, artists, and trendsetters mingled prior to the screening portion of the evening.
The highlight of the TRAP portion came in the form of a surprise appearance by hip-hop icon
Bun B. during a performance of the popular UGK song “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
by The Suffers’ Kam Franklin, Bun’s wife Queenie, and Daphane Fisher. The rendition brought
the proverbial house down and capped off a scintillating evening of entertainment to celebrate
the return of Ballers and Insecure to airwaves on Sunday, July 23rd.
BALLERS season 3 premieres July 23 at 10 PM ET/PT with INSECURE season 2
following at 10:30pm ET/ PT.
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E!’s New Series The Platinum Life to Spotlight the Women Behind Music Stars Ne-Yo, Miguel, Nelly and More
E! greenlights new series “The Platinum Life,” set to premiere this fall, which follows an elite group of music’s most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles.
LA’s music industry is notorious for exclusive parties, high-profile romances, and huge fan followings, but being in relationships with some of the biggest names in the business is not always pitch perfect. Whether it’s fighting for the spotlight in a male dominated game, or being on the lookout for groupies trying to get the attention of their men, these women learn that in the music world, the only way to navigate it successfully is with strength and confidence. From red carpets and awards shows, to sold-out concerts and after parties, we’ll witness first-hand that having “The Platinum Life” is not for the faint of heart.
The cast will include Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Smith, Miguel’s fiancée, Nazanin Mandi, Nelly’s girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, singer and songwriter Eric Bellinger’s wife, La’Myia Good, rapper Kid Ink’s wife Asiah Azante, rapper King Los’ girlfriend Lola Monroe and newly-single recording artist Alycia Bellamy.
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