Daily Archives: November 14, 2013

She’s Going Back To Hollywood: Lala Anthony Nabs Role On Starz Series ‘Power’

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Media personality turned actress Lala Anthony has another reason to smile and celebrate. The Think Like A Man actress has joined the cast of Starz’s drama series Power. Andy Bean and Debbi Morgan were also just added to the series.

Lala will play as LaKeisha Grant, a childhood friend to Tasha St. Partick (Naturi Naughton) and her closest confidant who is kept in the dark on certain aspects of Tasha’s life out of necessity. Andy Bean plays Greg, Angela’s (Lela Loren) super-fit and over-protective boyfriend who is not what he seems. Debbi Morgan will play Estelle, Tasha’s mom.

According to Deadline.com, “The project tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: He is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele“.

Congrats Lala! Keep rising to the top; we love and support you over at YDBR.

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Rick Ross & Pusha T Graces The Source Magazine November 2013 Issue

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25-years later, The Source magazine is still going strong! The Hip-Hop publication releases two covers for their November 2013 issue. Cover 1-of-2 features Rick Ross who is styling in a sky blue mink coat and Hermes belt. He is also deck out in diamonds and sky blue sunglasses to match his fur coat. The Miami-native and multi-platinum Grammy Award nominated Hip-Hop superstar talks to music journalist Shaheem Reid about working with Raekwon of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, his forthcoming LP, Mastermind and much more. Below are some highlights:

On flipping Wu-Tang’s “Shame On A N***a & working with Raekwon on Mastermind:
“It’s just like being blessed by the Hip-Hop Gods. They only open the Bible but for so many. I remember when Wu-Tang sucked all the air out of Miami, I was still in high school and it was the f*ckin’ Wu-Tang; n****s from the dirtiest areas and streets of America.

On referencing the attempt on his life on his new album, Mastermind:
“Me being in that position that I was in, or that I’m in, it was like ‘maybe the homie was really trying to tell us something, but we just took it as a record. We took it as a song.’ I was like that’s why it was so powerful and meaningful to us as a culture. We’re all fighting for our own existence. Every day we perform, every day you got to go to work, we’re fighting the critics off you, your bosses, your managers, your coworkers of whatever it is. We all on some level relate to those record”

On the Mastermind recording process being the longest of his career:
“I took my time. I toured with the team. Last album, I toured with the team and went back into this album. The approach production wise, the overall agenda for the music and the album, I took my time.

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Cover 2-of-2 features G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T showing his bright smile. He rocked a floral cap with the matching tee-shirt. This marks the Virginia-native and former blow dealer first major placement on a print cover as a solo artist. He Speaks on K. Dot’sControl” verse, a potential new Clipse album and much more. Below are some highlights:

On Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse:
“I’m glad Kendrick said what he said. That’s supposed to be the attitude of every rapper, so that verse didn’t really mean that much to me. It’s about raising the bar.”

On a potential new Clipse album:
“I can talk openly about this right now. Kanye’s down to do it. Pharrell’s down to do it. Kanye said that if Pharrell wants to do the whole thing, it’s cool, he just wants it to come out.”

On the flurry of releases in 2013:
“Nothing has really inspired me. Nothing’s really moved me. Magna Carta…but other than that, I can’t think of anything.”

Both issues hits newsstand nationwide on November 26th.

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Ciara Is Slaying Her Pregnancy: She Attends The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In A Prabal Gurung Dress

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Ciara is pregnant and she looks fabulous. She’s slaying her pregnancy! The R&B singer and fashion model continues her NYC fashion appearances. This past Monday, she attended the 10th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner at Manhattan’s Spring Studios. See the original post here! Tuesday (November 12), the “Overdose” singer attended a dinner at La Lunchonette restaurant in Manhattan, hosted by French fashion house Carven. See the original post here!

Last night Wednesday (November 13), Ciara attended the taping of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which will air on December 10 at 9 PM on CBS. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy serves at this year’s musical performers. The event was taped at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC.

For the occasion, the fashion icon styled a black Prabal Gurung dress with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

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In related Ciara news, yesterday she also did a photo shoot for the cover of GENLUX magazine. The shoot took place in NYC.

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Fashion & Sports: Tristan Thompson Wears A $160 Tackma Stealth Zip Sweatshirt & $545 Balenciaga Arena High Trainer Sneakers

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NBA player Tristan Thompson dressed in a $160 Tackma Stealth Zip Sweatshirt and grey jeans. The Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward accessorized his outfit with a $65 Tackma Thunder T Cap in Red and $545 Balenciaga Arena High Trainer Sneakers which you can purchase at Barneys.

Tristan’s sweatshirt features two button shoulder snap and a premium size zipper. I like how he matched his red cap with these Balenciaga sneakers. It brings some personality to his outfit. Red is also one of my favorite colors. What are your thoughts on this look?

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Estelle Spotted At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In A Leather Ensemble

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London-bred/English R&B singer & songwriter Estelle attended the taping of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night Wednesday (November 13). The event was taped at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC and will air on December 10 at 9 PM on CBSTaylor Swift and Fall Out Boy serves at this year’s musical performers.

For the event, Estelle looked cute in a black leather dress and over the knee boots. She accessorized her outfit with a turban wrap and eye-catching diamond necklace.

What is your verdict on Estelle’s look?

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Ballers On The Rise: Sports Illustrated Releases College Basketball ‘March Rivals’ Covers

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North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo and Duke’s Jabari Parker

Sport Illustrated releases their  College BasketballMarch Rivals’ covers (four regional covers) featuring North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III, Michigan State’s Gary Harris, Louisville’s Russ Smith, Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Kansas’ Wayne Selden Jr. and Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart. Below is an excerpt:

Sports Illustrated’s College Basketball Preview — on newsstands now — breaks down the 2013-14 season with 24 pages of scouting reports chock full of analysis, top story lines and coaches’ takes on the season, as well as SI’s Final Four prediction. Which will be the last teams standing on the floor at the Big Dance? SI predicts Duke (Anaheim Region), Kentucky (Memphis Region), Louisville (Indianapolis Region) and Michigan State (New York City Region) will punch tickets to Texas, with the Cardinals beating their interstate rival, the Wildcats, for their second straight title“.

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Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III and Michigan State’s Gary Harris

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Style & Beauty: Lala Anthony Attends The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In A Balmain Dress

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Last night Wednesday (November 13), media personality and actress Lala Anthony attended the taping of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which will air on December 10 at 9 PM on CBSTaylor Swift and Fall Out Boy serves at this year’s musical performers. The event was taped at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC.

For the presentation, Lala paired a royal blue dress from Balmain with nude pumps.

Earlier in the week, the entertainment mogul and her NBA player husband Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks attended last night’s 10th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner which was held at Manhattan’s Spring Studios. See the original post here!

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Passion For Fashion: Rudy Gay Rocks A $1,195 Gucci Suede Front Jersey Varsity Bomber Jacket

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NBA player Rudy Gay of the Toronto Raptors was photo’d in a sold out $1,195 Gucci Suede Front Jersey Varsity Bomber Jacket which Meek Mill last wore here! This jacket features a brown suede front panel connected to navy cotton sleeves and back, two side pockets, press-stud fastenings, then ends with ribbed cuffs and hem.

Are you feeling this jacket?

It feels good to see Rudy back on YDBR!

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Photos Credit: Rudy Gay’s Instagram | jacket via Gucci

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Rocsi Diaz & Angela Simmons Attend Jessica White’s ‘Ciroc Dinner’ At NYC’s Philippe Chow

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Rocsi and Jessica White

Model Jessica White is now a Ciroc girl and to celebrate, she held a dinner at Philippe Chow in Manhattan. White celebrated her newest accomplishment in a purple Fendi dress. Rocsi Diaz and Angela Simmons were in attendance.

Angela wore a fur coat layered over a black dress paired with $450 royal Olcay Gulsen Mary Jane Ankle Strap Platforms.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model (Jessica White) is getting a reality show on the Style network. Filming for the show already went into production. Expect an official premiere date soon.

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Angela Simmons

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Rocsi and Angela

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