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A Recap From ‘Starters Wives Confidential’ NYC Premiere Screening; Show Premieres Tuesday 1/29

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Last night, I hit Manhattan for a night out on the town. I attended the NYC premiere screening of the upcoming reality show, Starters Wives Confidential which is set to premiere next Tuesday January 29th on TLC. The event was held at Inc Lounge at The Time Hotel and spearheaded by 135th Agency.

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Starters Wives Confidential gives viewers a glimpse into the fascinating and complicated lives of celebrity news. Josie Harris (ex-finance of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.), Liza Morales (ex-girlfriend of professional basketball player Lamar Odom of the L.A. Clippers), Tashera Simmons (separated from Hip Hop legend DMX), Monica Joesph-Taylor (separated from DJ Funkmaster Flex), Zakia Baum (ex-girlfriend of rapper Maino), and Cheryl Caruso (ex-wife of accused mobster Phil “Philly” Caruso) spent years in the shadows of their exes–supporting them emotionally and sometimes even financially as they rose to fame. The “starter wives” raised the children, kept the homes and stood by their men through it all.

But in the end, these relationships soured. The women were left to start over and figure out how to get along with their famous exes well enough to raise children together. The ladies are moving on and creating new lives that will afford them (and their children) the security, success and happiness they deserve.

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After we saw the show’s premiere episode, there was a post-screening Q&A which was moderated by model/actress Liris Crosse. All six cast members (Josie Harris, Liza Morales, Tashera  Simmons, Monica Joseph-Simmons, Zakia Baum and Cheryl Caruso) spoke and answered questions during the Q&A. I also got the chance to interview 5 out of the 6 cast members and I will post the first interview with Tashera Simmons on Tues to coincide with the premiere of the show.

Tashera Simmons“I was 100% mother and wife.  When I love, I love hard. [DMX] was great at what he did – which was cheating – but I’m happy as hell now. I’ve found someone very special in my life. He  [DMX] actually asked me to get back with him and work things out once he found out that the show was airing and I said, ‘are you crazy, Earl?’”

Liza Morales“[Lamar] is the only man I’ve ever been with. I know the worth of my cookies.”

Josie Harris, “Actually, I went to see [Floyd Mayweather] last week and we had sex about three-months ago.”

Zakia Baum“I’ve never done [Maino] dirty. So it’s time for me to tell my story. However, Maino is a great father”

Pics via  Stephen Knight

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Watch My Style: A$AP Rocky Wears A Pigalle Paris Hoodie & $560 Balmain Homme Cotton Biker Legging Sweatpants

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A few weeks ago, Harlem’s own A$AP Rocky was photo’d shopping at @SSENSE. For that day, his fashion of choice was a red  Pigalle Paris Hoodie and ivory $560 Balmain Homme Cotton Biker Legging Sweatpants which are from the Fall/Winter 2012 collection paired with Air Jordan sneakers. Those pants are dope! Do you like his outfit? A$AP Rocky currently has the #1 album in the country. His debut album, Long.Live.A$AP debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 141,000 copies in the first.

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Pics via A$AP Rocky’s Instagram |Riccardi Boston |

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Rapper Future Confirms That He & Singer Ciara Are An Item; “She Makes Me Happy, I Make Her Smile”

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Didn’t we all see this coming? We all have heard the rumors about Atlanta’s rapper Future secretly dating R&B singer CiaraPaparazzi caught the twosome dining together in California a couple of weeks ago. Future finally confirms that he is dating Ciara. During a recent interview with Hot 107’9’s DJ J1, he hinted that there is a romance going on between him and Cici.

She’s a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes along those words, that’s what she represents. I can tell you, all the negativity that comes with me and her, is not true. Our personal lives is our personal lives. Sometimes people present it like it’s true and they think they have facts, but at the end of the day, we know what’s true and we know what’s not true and anything negative from that situation, we are not even representing that. What you see is what you get.

We are at a place and time where, I am on Epic, she’s on Epic, I love music, she loves music. And we love being in the studio with each other. We love being around each other and that’s just what it is. The chemistry is there. It’s amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile. Anything negative around that is all false, because every time you are doing something positive and somebody sees you happy, they want to find something to tear you down.”

“She’s a great woman. I believe at the end of the day, once the media passes over and all of the foolishness goes past, we gon’ be able to be good. And we gonna be good. It’s only comments, it’s only rumors, it’s only certain speculations. As long as we have that understanding, no one can ever come between us.”

Watch the interview here!

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Dope Or Nope? Chris Brown Wearing A Custom-Made Yeah Lano Hand Painted Baseball Jersey

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When Chris Brown is not singing or performing, he loves partying. Breezy was spotted arriving to the Supper Club in Hollywood. For the occasion, Breezy got colorful in a custom-made Yeah Lano hand painted baseball jersey and fitted grey jeans paired with Air Jordan Retro 4 sneakers. It is my opinion to say that the baseball jersey is okay. I am not too impressed with Breezy’s outfit. I would have worn a white jeans and sneakers.

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Pics via PacificCoastNews.com

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Booty Shorts & Lipstick! Keyshia, Trina & Teyana Taylor Shows It All For ‘Ka’ior’ Cosmetics Ad

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It was a lot of denim booty shorts and lipsticks on set! Cosmetics brand owner and entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’ior alongside female rapper Trina and Teyana Taylor joined forces for Keyshia’s ‘Kao’ir’ cosmetic ‘The American Dream’ new ad campaign.  In the photo shoot, the ladies styled in denim booty shorts, white shirts, long stocks and rolling skates.  They’re fearless and bold for wearing those colorful lipsticks. The ad campaign debuts February 2013. Are you feelin’ the pics?

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What Is He Wearing? Swizz Beatz Styles In A Double Goose Leather Quilted V Bomber Jacket & $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top

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This past Tuesday (January 22), Swizz Beatz dressed warm for the chilly NYC weather. He styled in a Double Goose Leather Quilted V Bomber Jacket which I believe is from the 2009 Fall/Winter season. This jacket is dope! Leave your North Face and Canada Goose in the closet, and wear this jacket. Swizzy paired his jacket with black jeans and $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top which features the French brand’s signature star motif, contrasting black and while color scheme with an upper that consists of leather, polyester and polyurethane elastomere and is available at Barneys. This outfit is super dope! Any thoughts?

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Pics via Swizz Beatz’s Instagram |Barneys

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She Is Still Jealous! Keri Hilson Finally Speaks On Beyonce’s Beef

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Just like I posted in the past, we all know by now that singer Keri Hilson is jealous of Beyoncé’s success and she also have been throwing shots at Bey since she came in the game. In Keri’s song, “Turnin Me On (Remix)”, she dissed Bey, during an interview with Juicy magazine on the red carpet at the 2011 Soul Train Awards, Keri refused to hold up the publication’s magazine because it had Beyoncé and Jay-Z on the cover (see the video here) and in numerous interviews, Keri threw shade on Bey. Where does all this jealousy stem from? That, I don’t know!

So after years of being jealous of Bey, Keri finally decided to address it by denying those allegations during an interview with HipHollywood. To me, after watching the video (see the video here), Keri proved that those allegations were or are true because she was asked about a beef with a female artist or Beyoncé, and she had the opportunity to say, “I don’t have a beef with Beyoncé,” instead she refused to say Beyoncé’s name and simply replied by saying “No, I don’t have a beef with any female artist. I think it’s just interesting that we live in such a gullible world. Anything that’s written, anything that is posted, any picture that is interpreted one way, is truth. It’s like the bible now. You can Photoshop something, put it out and everyone believes it.  I’m human and it’s hurtful. It’s malicious! It’s not okay to just make up false things about someone and their personal lives, especially. Professionally, fine. Scrutinize me all you want, I know I can’t please everyone. But, personally let’s just leave it alone, it’s going too far.”

Do you think Keri is or was jealous of Beyoncé?

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