NBA star Carmelo Anthony attended the NBA All-Star Screening of “On the Shoulders Of Giants” in Los Angeles. He was wearing a Gucci striped long sleeve cardigan ($1,015). It features green and white stripes, a gucci crest at the chest, and front slit pockets. Rapper Fabolous hosted parties for Alex Gidewon (AG Entertainment) over the weekend at Compound and Velvet Room in Atlanta. Fab was wearing the same Gucci cardigan at the Compound on Saturday night. Who wore it worse?

Fabolous, 33, is such a pretty thug. I can see why the girls go gaga over him. His style and personal taste in clothes is always impeccable. I love the way he gets his grown man on while wearing his pants pulled up.

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This pic of Rihanna and her touchy feely bodyguard was spotted at Hollywood Life. This pic could be the movie poster for The Bodyguard 2 if Rihanna wins Whitney's part in the remake.

Rihanna, 23, is so hot right now — even her security staff can’t keep their hands off of her!

During a March 3 shopping trip in Sydney, Australia, the singer was moving through a bustling crowd when she was apparently knocked into her security guard — in a very compromising position!

We’re sure it was an accident, but the bodyguard probably didn’t mind!

I LOVE to see a well-dressed man! You don't have to be ballin' out of control to put together a fresh outfit that doesn't insult the sensibilities of 90% of the general public. All it takes is a basic knowledge of fashion and a higher level of class than the average black man.

According to UpscaleHype:

Trey Songz was spotted leaving a Zuma restaurant in London wearing a grey Burberry Prorsum trench coat ($1,994) and rocking a pair of slim bootcut RRL denim jeans ($365-$395). The Burberry trench features epaulettes at the shoulders, and belting at the waist and cuffs.

Singer Miguel arrived for the taping of the BET’s 2011 Rip the Runway in New York City sporting a pair of Black Scale “Shades of Black” sunglasses and a pair of high top Android Homme Propulsion sneakers ($220). These grey leather sneakers feature a lace up front, two velcro front straps, with a black suede ribbed ankle, and side eyelet vents on a white rubber sole.

Rapper Foxy Brown, 32, was among the C and D-list celebs attending BET's Rip the Runway 2011 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Saturday (Feb.26). Also in attendance was singer Miguel and rapper Fabolous, who looked so out-of-place amongst the trannies and cross dressers who found fame on reality TV shows and on the Internet.


This is what passes for quality entertainment these days.

Gorgeous singer Kelly Rowland showed a little leg while getting out of her limo in Milan, Italy yesterday. That MCM pouchette is ca-yute!

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Ciara can't sing to save her life (Bless her heart). But with that bangin' body, she certainly has a career in modeling or at the very least, as a video vixen. Ci Ci took that first step toward her goal by appearing on an episode of 'Fashion Police' on E! Entertainment TV with Joan Rivers.

Ciara couldn't wait to update her loyal Stans with this tweet on her Twitter page yesterday.

The episode airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Source: Rap-Up

Singers Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and actresses Jennifer Lewis, Vannessa Bell Callaway, Tia Mowry and Gabrielle Union were among the many lovely celebrities gracing the red carpet at The 4th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. They all looked beautiful!

Jennifer Hudson attended the luncheon with her adorable son Punk Jr.

Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons is getting thick and juicy

I hear that actress and socialite Lauren London is turning down movie roles left and right. Who needs to work when you have an ex-convict baby daddy that's a baller?

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I tried to ignore this story because I don't want to analyze every stupid thing that Beyonce does. But this story has grown to such mammoth proportions that it can no longer be ignored.

Photos of Beyonce in blackface has created a storm of controversy around the world. According to British tabloid The Sun, the controversial photoshoot, which features Bey's face painted darker than African model Alek wek, has been defended by the magazine that shot them. The editors say the entire photo shoot was a tribute to Bey's "African roots" and that the blackface was partially Beyonce's idea.

"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season," the magazine said in a statement. "As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face."

But critics shot back that Beyonce's use of blackface as a fashion accessory for a photo shoot is offensive.

The pictures were supposed to be a tribute to Nigerian musician and human rights activist FELA KUTI.

Bey's husband JAY-Z is producer of the Broadway show Fela! which the singer has recently seen.

And she was so inspired by the music that she's even incorporated the musician's sounds into tracks on her upcoming album.

Although there has been no comment from the diva's camp, it's not the first time her skin tone has raised a furore.

Ciara, 26, was spotted toting her beloved pooches Tyson and Georgia in a Louis Vuitton carrier while shopping in Beverly Hills yesterday. Friends were worried about Ci Ci after pictures surfaced online showing her leaving a doctor's office looking pale and sickly. Ciara tweeted that she had lost her voice and couldn't speak.

But she looked fine yesterday as she shopped with her best friend, Yolonda Frederick. Ciara's smile turned upside down when she found a parking ticket on the windshield of her black jeep. But she didn't let a ticket get her down. Ciara took to her Twitter page and tweeted this message that only her gay fans would understand.

To those of you who don't know: "family" is a code word for gay and "in the life," which is used to describe the gay lifestyle.

But my loyal readers already knew that Ciara was bisexual, so this isn't news to you.

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You knew it had to happen sooner than later: drag queens, cross dressers and transvestites have gone mainstream and are now poised to dominate high fashion runways.

Bosnian model Andrej Pejic, and now Lea T (pictured above) are causing a frenzy in the world of high fashion. Natural born female supermodels are glancing nervously over their bony shoulders at their male counterparts whose flawless gender bending looks and statuesque physiques have made them famous.

From Splash News Online:

This is Lea T, born Leandro Cerezo, the world's first transgender supermodel as she hits the catwalk in her first ever fashion show in Sao Paulo Fashion Week on January 29th. The Brazilian was the star of local designer Alexandre Herchcovitz' show and was the last one on the runway. She was watched by her dad, Brazilian soccer player Toninho Cerezo, as she returned to the country for the first time since becoming famous - having said she left to live in Italy partly because of discrimination. There had also been reports her family was struggling to accept her new life, which she has denied. It came on the back of a whirlwind of publicity that propelled her into sudden stardom, after appearing in a ground-breaking Givenchy advert and a magazine cover in which she kisses Kate Moss. She returned as a star and lead to a media and fan frenzy at the SPFW venue.

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Musicians Monica, Nelly and tennis superstar Serena Williams were among the many celebs to walk the green carpet at the 1st Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA yesterday.

At 36, rapper Nelly is too old to keep dressing like a school boy. When will our men grow up and assume their positions in the community as mature role models to our youth? Well, at least his pants aren't sagging.


Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo was spotted leaving his NY hotel yesterday looking grown man fresh in a lambskin biker jacket with shearling collar.

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Miami Heat Forward Lebron James, 26, and rapper Jay Z, 41, attended their "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant in Los Angeles last night. The "Two Kings" invitation-only dinner takes place annually during the NBA All-Star weekend.

Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union attended the "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant honoring LeBron James and Jay Z'd egos in Los Angeles last night.

Jay Z attended the dinner without Beyonce, which only fueled rumors that the two have separated. But insiders close to Jay Z say the unlikely couple are still together. So we'll see if this is just another publicity stunt the two are pulling together to keep their names relevant.

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The world's biggest pop star Lady Gaga, 24, forgot to wash the Grammy Awards makeup off her face. She was spotted wearing devil's horns and horny cheekbones when she left a recording studio in NYC last night. Is she even concerned about the devil worshipping message she's sending out to her young fans? Weird. The singer's latest single "Born This Way" is her 3rd #1 single, breaking numerous digital sales and radio chart records. Gaga was criticized for the song's similarity to Madonna's "Express Yourself". But as Gaga said, if Madonna doesn't care then why should you?

Ashanti wore a stunning cobalt blue dress to the Marchesa Fall 2011 presentation in NYC yesterday where she's attending the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week events.

Actor Djimon Hounson, 46, was spotted out & about earlier this week in Beverly Hills, CA. His wife, reality personality Kimora Lee, 35, was with him. Hounsou and his wife have a son together.

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Singer Keri Hilson, 28, was a vision of beauty at the Jeremy Scott showing at the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. Both Keri and Kanye (below) rocked designer sunglasses throughout the showing where they sat front row with actress Vanessa Hudgens (not pictured).


Kanye West, 33, attended the sold out Jeremy Scott showing at the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. Photo: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com

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Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, looks like he was dressed by his gay stylist for the catwalk. I realize Cristiano is not gay (or so he says), but this look is gay. Hopefully, your man doesn't dress like this. Tight pants and brand logos all over everything? Um, no. Being a male Brand Diva is not cute or classy.

Ronaldo was spotted outside the "Late Show with David Letterman" studio wearing pieces from his favorite luxury brand, Gucci. He had on a Gucci Vintage Bomber Brown Leather Jacket ($3,775), a Gucci interlocking G buckle belt ($295) and pair of Gucci high-top sneakers ($670) that have interlocking G detail, leather and crocodile trim.

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According to Antiintellectual bitch, Beyonce is changing up her look drastically to reclaim the spotlight from her competition who have rendered her nearly irrelevant.

Let's face it, nobody is checking for Bey anymore - except for her fiercely loyal Stans who continue to hang onto hope that Beyonce/Sasha will make a dramatic comeback.

So, Chris Grant (Choreographer for Michael Jackson’s “This is it” Concert and Beyonce’s “I Am” Concert and good friend to me) revealed that he’s been working with Bey and that she’s changing up her look big time. He described it as her going “butch.” I was overly surprised then I was sad and then I was like, ”no more heels, big hair, and make up?” and then I was like, ”She better work!” lol.

Personally, I can't wait to see Bey's new look! I love to see beautiful women rocking the tailored menswear look. Not every Diva can pull that look off successfully. Anyone can dress like Bey in big hair and big heels. But in my opinion, a sexy woman is even sexier when she steps outside of her comfort zone.

According to the NY Post's Page Six, singer Keri Hilson is among the very few in the music industry who believe Justin Bieber wuz robbed of his Best New Artist Grammy.

The gorgeous bottle blond told Page Six, "I really did think Justin would take Best New Artist."

As you know, the award went to gifted jazz artist Esperenza Spalding, 26 -- not to 16-year-old Bieber, who was the odds on favorite to win.

Esperanza's win sparked fury from the hard core Bieber fans who ran amok on the Internet, sending Esperenza's name trending on Twitter and hacking her Wikipedia page.

Hilson performed at the official Grammy after-party with the Roots and kicked back with Quincy Jones at Jimmy Iovine's party. Then she flew to NYC where she sat front row at yesterday's Diesel Black Gold show, as part of Fashion Week. Source

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Usher, 32, likes to push the fashion envelope over the edge sometimes. Last night he wore a pair of Vivienne Westwood Seditionary boots while posing with his two Grammy’s at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The boots retail for $673. Usher seems to favor ultra modern, Metrosexual ankle boots with lots of straps. These boots are not for everyone. They feature a contrasting paneled leather and buckle straps, according to Allen at UpscaleHype.

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The Diva Monica didn't take home a coveted trophy last night, but she was still a winner! Mo, 30, was named the unofficial BEST Dressed winner last night at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards! She looked elegant and stunning in a black floor length Stephane Rolland dress.

Mo tweeted: "Stephane Rolland, I loved wearing your dress tonight. Your work is innovative, classy, yet edgy. Thank u."

Actress Vivica A. Fox, 46, and her fiance, local club promoter Slimm, 25, attended Cash Money Records' pre-Grammy bash on Saturday. They say Viv is a millionaire after making a few excellent investments. Through hard work and perseverance, she gets to have all that money AND a hawt man too!

Mariah's husband Nick Cannon, 30, was spotted loaded down with bags after leaving Tiffany's in Beverly Hills, CA over the weekend. He was dressed in Louis Vuitton from head to toe. Nick reportedly picked up a bunch of rings, bracelets and a watch for his pregnant wifey. Maria is due to drop her twins in April.

Former friend to the blog, Rihanna, 22, aka "Sideshow Bob," was spotted picking her nose while dining with friends at a restaurant in Beverly Hills on Saturday. How classy. Rihanna picked up a Grammy award for Best Dance Song the following night at the Staples Center.  The Media Circuit/INFphoto.com

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I'm shocked that Nicky Minaj looks halfway decent in this picture!

From UpscaleHype:

Rapper Nicki Minaj was spotted in LA wearing a vest, polka dot leggings, a suede zip boots, and carrying a Burberry Haymarket Check Tote Bag ($1,295). This bag features Burberry’s signature check pattern on canvas with brown leather trimming and a buckle strap detail.

"Gram'ma Funk" takes the top prize for worst dressed attendee at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards that took plac last night (Feb. 13) at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Hate her outfit, but I love her confidence.


Rapper Nicki Minaj never runs out of ways to embarrass her people. The "Monster" rap star wore a Bride of Frankenstein lacefront wig and an animal print dress with matching leggings. #EPICFAIL.

I don't know what Ciara was wearing but I can't decide which is worse: her Wonder Woman frock or her lacefront with the fake part in her hair.

Does this photo of Usher require any explanation?

Singer Lenny Kravitz and his hairline finally came to an agreement to meet on the other side of his head. Lenny has never been considered a style Diva until now. I wonder what brought on the change?

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In the past I would normally skip over any unflattering pics of Rihanna, but considering the events of the past 72 hours, she is no longer afforded such courtesy on this blog. Rihanna, 22, was fighting laryngitis and bronchitis last night, and it looks like the infections won the battle. She looked dreadfully dehydrated, like death warmed over. Still, Rihanna dragged herself to the Staples Center because she was assured that she would win an award if she just showed up. The Grammy folks are notorious for switching winners at the last minute if an artist doesn't show up.

Rihanna attended the Grammy Awards with her bestie, Melissa. When Rihanna wasn't feeling up Melissa in the audience, she was grinding and winding on Drake during her live performance.

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Rapper Eve was spotted looking like a million bucks backstage at the Rebecca Minkoff Show in the Lincoln Center, during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC yesterday. Just the other day I asked a friend if he'd seen Eve around town. He answered, "She's somewhere spending some rich man's money." He may be right. Eve, 32, has managed to parlay her stripper mentality and feminine wiles into personal wealth beyond her wildest dreams.

She's still a private dancer -- dancing for money in mansions and on yachts in the Mediterranean. Eve gets mad respect for accomplishing what so many wannabe video vixens and former strippers are striving for: personal wealth and independence.

And she did it without getting breast implants or butt injections.

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Actresses Syr Law and Vivica A. Fox, 46, attended the Candy Ice Pre-Grammy Affair For Breast Cancer event at the Supperclub in LA on Wednesday. I don't care what anybody says, Miss Vivi is HAWT. By the way, Syr Law emailed me this morning. Hers was one of the emails that I sent straight to the trash bin without reading it (I have to stop doing that). I immediately fished the email out of the trash once I saw her picture. You'll be seeing more of her on this blog.

Singer Neyo, 31, right, hung out with actress Michelle Rodriguez, 32, rapper Killa Mike, 31, aka Mike Bigga, and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, 46, at the Westwood One Radio Remote room yesterday in LA. Also attending the event were rapper Yung Berg, singer Mya, among others.


Singer Omarion, 26, attended the Bacardi presents The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Benefit at The Music Box in LA yesterday.

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Singer Keri Hilson, 28, attended the Westwood One Radio Remote at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in LA yesterday. Doesn't she look HAWT?

Rapper Lil Mama, 21, gave the kids FEVER at a pre-GRAMMY event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hollywood yesterday. I hope she ignores all the people who call her names. They're just jealous of her success!

Pseudo-celeb Amber Rose, 27, attended the GRAMMY Style Studio a couple of days ago in LA. She had the 'net going nuts yesterday after she leaked nude cell phone pics of herself online.

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Singer Ciara, 25, attended the Black Eyed Peas & Friends Peapod Benefit Concert at the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, Ca yesterday. She wore a revealing frock that left very little to the imagination! I can't hate on CiCi: she is a gawjus girl.

Singer Chris Brown, 21, attended the RETNA: The Hallelujah World Tour art exhibition opening in NYC yesterday. Brown, who was described to me by an industry insider as "a wicked little boy," will perform at an event in NYC after being told he was not welcomed at the Grammys on Sunday.

Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons, 23, also attended the event looking fabulous! Whoever she hired as her stylist is worth every penny her daddy is paying him.

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Rappers Kanye West, 33, and Kid Cudi, 27, were among the celebs attending the GQ and CFDA Present The Best New Menswear Designers in America Fall 2011 Collections at Ace Hotel in New York City last night.

Music mogul Sean Combs, 41, looked casket sharp (as Fresh would say) at the 2nd Annual Black Women in Music event held at Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA last night.

BFFs Kim Kadashian, left, and LaLa Vazquez were spotted leaving a nail salon on the Upper West Side of NY before heading back to their hotel. Kim, 30, posted on her twitter page that she was "Spending the day in NYC with my BFF @LaLa". Meanwhile, LaLa, 31, held a meet & greet for 7 of her Twitter followers at the VIBE magazine offices in NY. That was nice of her. Photo: Daniel/INFphoto.com

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Alicia Keys looked stylish and stunning as she braved the cold winds while shopping with a friend in NYC yesterday. Alicia wore a black, leather hard-to-find Hermès Birkin handbag ($21,000) as she shopped around NYC's Meatpacking district neighborhood.

Hermès are handmade and must be ordered at least 3 months in advance. Your handbag can sometimes take a year for delivery. If you can find a Hermès store (there used to be one at Lenox Mall), you won't find any Birkin handbags in the store.

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It's February, so that means it's that time for New York to kick off the big Fashion Week extravaganzas that take place around the world twice a year. Traditionally, Fashion Week was held several months in advance of fashion collection debuts so the big fashion houses could preview their designs for boutique owners and department store buyers.

Over the years, the private showings were opened to the public and the events mushroomed into big splashy, overhyped spectacles where celebrities, VIPs and other wannabes jockey for position in the front rows.

Among those celebrities are actress Taraji P. Hensen, singer Ashanti, 30, who is famous for no reason at all these days, and her bestie Kelly Rowland, 29, who is a major superstar overseas, but not so much here in the states. But they both have good PR people, which is why we're blogging about them.

The ladies attended the sold out BCBG Max Azria show at the Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week today.

Don't you LOVE Ashanti's shoes? I'll wait for Allen over at UpscaleHype to tell us who makes them. Then I'll update the post.

Update:

Thanks to loyal readers Sonya (SoulofBeauty.com) and Tenitrus who found Ashanti's Massimo Dogana F U Shoes on TheCrusade.net and CoCoPerez.com! The shoes come complete with rhinestone tennis bracelet and manicured fingernail and are available as a boot or sandal. They retail for around $1,100.

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Halle Berry managed a slight smile for the paparazzi when she arrived for a lunch date with friends at Pane e Vino Trattoria in West Hollywood yesterday. Berry, 44, is in the midst of an ugly custody dispute with her ex, Gabriel Aubry (not pictured) over their daughter, Nahla, which has now turned race specific. Photo by: The Media Circuit/INFphoto.com

Eddie Murphy's ex, Nicole Murphy, 43, was spotted arriving for lunch with a friend at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood, California yesterday. Photo by: The Media Circuit/INFphoto.com

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