Add Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o's name to the exclusive list of Trendsetters and style icons who influence style fads by just breathing. The MIU MIU “Parrot dress” worn by Lupita at the 12 Years a Slave LA premiere has sold out everywhere. The MIU MIU Printed cady dress retails for $3,500 — if you can find it.
Lupita won the coveted Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gut-wrenching portrayal of a slavemaster’s favored concubine in 12 Years a Slave.
It was like a scene out of Eddie Murphy’s movie Coming To America when First Lady Michelle Obama and her entourage arrived at the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Miami today.
The streets surrounding the hotel were blocked off by motorcycle cops until the First Lady and her massive entourage entered the hotel. Mrs. Obama was escorted by at least 50 motorcade police officers, her usual Secret Service detail and additional Miami PD patrol units. Cops would not allow anyone to walk or ride their bikes on Collins Avenue until the first lady had arrived into the hotel. Cars that were forced to wait for her majesty’s arrival beeped their horns in disgust and expressed their displeasure in very vocal terms at cops.
Loyal reader Cam Montgomery Jr. writes:
Louis Allen III is 35 years old and lives in NEWARK, NJ. In addition to modeling, Louis is a football fanatic (die-hard Giants fan), and plays the outside linebacker position on a football minor league team. And when it comes to cooking, his specialties are — don’t laugh — scrambled eggs and spaghetti! Okay, go ahead and laugh!
Boxer testifies Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame when his gun went off in a restaurant
Day 3 of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial ended just moments ago in Pretoria, South Africa. Professional boxer Kevin Lerena, a friend of Pistorius, testified that a gun Pistorius was handling went off as they dined in a restaurant in January 2013. Lerena testified the bullet grazed his toe.
Pistorius, 27, is accused of shooting and killing his 29-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home on Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty, claiming he thought he shot an intruder who was hiding in the toilet.
Pistorius is a double amputee Olympic sprinter dubbed the “Blade Runner” for his prosthetic legs.
Last night, BET premiered Season 7 of its popular scripted series The Game. Last season’s cast members return, including our favorite Brandy Norwood (Chardonnay) and Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays the annoying, but endearing Tasha Mack. Tasha confused her pregnancy symptoms for the onset of menopause. It will be fun to watch how the middle aged seductress handles her high risk pregnancy.
Unfortunately, the season premiere was a bit of let down. The character most of us tuned in to see — Kelly Pitts, played by Brittany Daniel (red dress) — was a no show.
Watch the full video after the break.
Studio singer Ashanti was spotted at the Apple Store, promoting her new album in New York City on Monday. Ashanti is back in the driver’s seat in her relationship with womanizing rapper Nelly. The rapper had a brief fling with a notorious bisexual gold digger (Tae Heckard) before returning to Ashanti with his tail tucked between his legs.
Pop singer Rihanna, Victoria’s Secret model Cara Delevingne and Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls have fun with stage props on the runway after attending the Chanel Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show during Paris Fashion Week today. Cara, 21, and American actress Michelle Rodriguez, 40, are still going strong. The couple vacationed together in Thailand recently.
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Rap mogul T.I. “Tip” Harris and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris were spotted on the set of Entourage yesterday. The photo was snapped by Tiny’s bestie Shamra Rodriguez, the mother of OMG Girlz member Bahja Rodriguez.