From GQ magazine:
If you’re in tune with menswear at all, you probably know that Kanye West has big plans for the industry. He spent a large chunk of 2013 making the case for why he should be taken seriously as a designer, culminating with an Adidas deal that will have him designing his very own collection (rumored to be named Yeezi). But it was A.P.C.’s highly quotable founder Jean Touitou who first gave Kanye a chance to design a legitimate menswear collection. In January, the second A.P.C. Kanye capsule was unveiled, and it was a much more extensive and complete offering. For the first time, we were given a clear look at West’s vision for men’s fashion, and it was good. This Thursday, that collection of denim, pants, shirts, sweaters, coats, and even accessories is set to drop at A.P.C. retailers and online. Here’s how to handle it like a pro.
Eric Garner pleaded for his life as an aggressive NYPD officer put him in a chokehold on the sidewalk outside a beauty salon on Staten Island, NY, Thursday. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Garner gasped as the cop held him in a death grip. Garner, an asthmatic father of six, died of cardiac arrest on the way to a hospital.
Rapper Iggy Azalea, singer Rita Ora and actor Michael Madsen filmed a KILL BILL inspired music video for Iggy’s single “Black Widow” in Los Angeles. One of the scenes for the video featured Iggy and Rita as femme fatales with samurai swords killing Michael Madsen after trapping him behind a locked gate in an alley. An introduction scene was also filmed in a restaurant where Iggy Azalea is working as a waitress when Rita Ora and Michael Madsen walk in together and sit at a table.
Power couple Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles-Carter tried to save their marriage by Skyping with a divorce therapist on the road. But according to insiders, Jay Z has missed a few Skype sessions — because he’s too busy CHEATING on Beyonce, 32.
Talk show Diva Wendy Williams celebrated her 50th birthday party? with a legendary performance by Chaka Khan at The OUT Hotel in NYC on Thursday. Celebs in attendance included rapper Shad Moss, formerly known as Bow Wow, reality TV personalities Tami Roman (BBQ Wives), Erica Mena (LHHNY), singer Joe, HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell, Sherri Shepherd, and more.
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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her son Cree Taylor Hardrict attend Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, July 17, in Los Angeles, California.
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Atlanta rapper Yung Joc regrets making Forbes’ Richest Rappers list. Yung Joc, whose real name is Jasiel Robinson, was an up-and-coming rapper with a regional hit titled “It’s Goin Down” when he signed to Sean Combs‘ Bad Boy Records in 2006. Bad Boy released Joc’s debut album New Joc City which shot to #3 on the Billboard charts. Forbes took note of the young rapper’s success. In 2006 Joc was ranked #20 on the Forbes’ Richest Rappers list with an approximate personal wealth of $10 million. That’s when, Joc says, his friends and family started counting his money for him. “It made people really upset,” Joc said.
Comedian Tracy Morgan, 45, struggled to walk with a walker while visiting the doctor in Midtown, New York City. Morgan was accompanied by his fiancee model Megan Wollover and their first child, daughter Maven. Morgan was recently released from a rehab facility after his tour bus was struck by a Walmart truck in June.
Noted playwright and director Tyler Perry has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey to bring you another urban relationship drama featuring beautiful couples involved in complicated relationships, not unlike some of yours.
A transsexual sibling of National Basketball Association player Reggie Bullock was found murdered in Baltimore, Reuters reports.