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Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research raised over $2.3 million at the Angel Ball Summer Gala, honoring Simone I. Smith and legendary model Maye Musk, in Southampton, NY, on August 20.

Pictured (L-R): Denise Rich, Lamar Cardinez and his wife Italia Smith Cardinez (LL Cool J's daughter); LL Cool J, his wife Simone I. Smith, and their daughters, Nina Symone Smith and Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith.

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood cancers.

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The evening honored Simone I. Smith, Designer & Co-Founder Simone I. Smith jewelry, and legendary model Maye Musk (pictured).

Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter hosted the event in memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad, to benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Denise Rich is a renowned singer-songwriter, socialite, philanthropist and political fundraiser. She has written hit songs for Sister Sledge, Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, and more.

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Jill Martin, host of Shop TODAY with Jill Martin and Lifestyle Contributor to the TODAY Show served as the emcee for the event.

Dinner chairs included Mary J. Blige and Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch along with Honorary Chair, Brock Pierce who made a $100,000 contribution via cryptocurrency, the first crypto donation in the Foundation’s history.

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Notable guests included: LL Cool J, pictured right with Honorary chair Jonathan Tisch; Isaac Boots, Lorraine Schwartz, Dr. Stephen Nimer, Pritika Swarup, Fer da Silva, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Blosette Kitson, Jean Shafiroff, Ronny Kobo, Stalking Gia, Dottie Herman, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Russell Simmons, Jonathan Tisch, Frank Rella, Michele Rella, Jean Shafiroff, Maribel Lieberman, Lizzie Asher, Casey Kohlberg, Nitin Gambhir and Elena Ulansky of Tethys Art, and many others.

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Later in the evening, Star Jones led a paddle raise to help raise funds and Melyora de Koning, Senior Special Phillips Auction, led the event’s highly anticipated live auction which featured exclusive opportunities and items - including an original Peter Tunney; a luxury vacation to Discover Albany, Bahamas; Lorraine Schwartz earrings and a one-of-a-kind digital NFT artwork by Marcel Van Luit and Cutting Edge Apollo.

All Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

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LaLa Anthony shows off her curvy figure as she is spotted leaving the Lionne Garden FW21 Fashion show in Los Angeles.

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Draya Michele attended the Jennifer Klein Day of Indulgence event in Brentwood, California on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Jennifer Lopez and her daughter Emma Maribel Muniz attended the Jennifer Klein Day of Indulgence event in Brentwood, California on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Karrueche shows off her toned legs as she arrives to the Lionne Garden FW21 show in Los Angeles with friend J. Ryan.

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Singer Sevyn Streeter attends the Lionne Garden FW21 Fashion show in Los Angeles.

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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige is seen brandishing a handgun on the set of "Power Book II: Ghost" in NYC on Wednesday, July 28.

Blige plays the ruthless designer clothes-wearing drug queenpin, Monet Stewart Tejada in "Power Book II: Ghost."

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Blige is dressed in Fendi from head-to-toe as she crouches behind a dumpster for cover with a youngster during an intense shootout scene on a hardtop basketball court.

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The 50-year-old New York native has won 9 Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and has sold 100 million records worldwide.

She is best known for her No. 1 R&B hits "You Remind Me", "Real Love", "Not Gon' Cry", and "Be Without You."

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Cardi B and her husband Offset were spotted shopping for new sunglasses at Hall of Frames sunglasses store in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Offset seemed concerned about Cardi. The father-of-five cradled her growing baby bump in both hands, while Cardi looked exhausted.

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Cardi, 28, and Offset, 29, are expecting their second child together. There are rumors that Cardi is having a difficult time carrying her second child please don't quote me on this. She reportedly rushed to the emergency room twice in as many weeks last month.

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The musical powerhouse duo dressed casually for their outing. They turned heads as they held hands and walked down the avenue after trying on different shades. They both wore camo shorts that they accessorized with Hermes Camo bags.

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The bowlegged rapper's oversized Birkin bag was custom made for him. The "WAP" rapper has shown off her enviable collection of the luxury bags with some styles ranging from $40,000 to over $200,000. Her total collection easily tops at least half a million dollars. It is unclear exactly how much this particular style is valued at.

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Magic Johnson enjoyed a family holiday with son EJ Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson while sightseeing in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. The NBA legend and family enjoyed a boat ride on the Italian waters.

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EJ Johnson enjoyed thhe sights with his family and a friend in Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

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Kevin Hart's wife Eniko Parrish soaked up the sun in a white two-piece during a family getaway in Cabo. Eniko was seen holding her second child, daughter Kaori Mai Hart.

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The mom-of-two enjoyed wading in the surf while Kevin's son, Hendrix Hart played in the sand at the beach last week.

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Oprah's bestie Gayle King was spotted a week after she announced her plans to ban unvaccinated family members from her Thanksgiving gathering.

King was spotted outside the CBS studios in New York City on Monday. She wore a purple and white print frock with silver clogs.

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King, who is fully vaccinated, did not wear a mask as her bodyguard and an assistant escorted her to an Uber.

Network insiders whisper that King has not been herself since the Covid lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus last year.

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Some of her colleagues say King needs a vacation after she told Dr. Anthony Fauci of her plans to alienate family members on CBS This Morning.

Looking nervous and exhausted, the 66-year-old news anchor said people who refuse to take coronavirus mRNA injections are a "problem" and she's taking drastic action with her own unvaccinated family members.

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"I don't know how many more times you can say to people, 'Listen, it will save your life.' I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I'm now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That's how strongly I'm taking what you're saying."

King previously said receiving the vaccine made her feel free because she'd spent the last year "so afraid" to leave the house.

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Mekai Curtis, left, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attended the New York premiere of Starz's highly anticipated prequel Power Book 3: Raising Kanan.

The new iteration of Power follows young Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) as he dodges bullets and keeps his enemies close. Kanan was originally played by 50 Cent.

Power Book 3: Raising Kanan also stars Omar Epps, Joey Bada$$, and Patina Miller.

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Mekai is pictured right with 50 Cent, center, and actor Michael Rainey Jr., left.

TheGrio spoke exclusively with the cast to discuss some of the challenges of creating the prequel.

"The pressure was having the continuity and the essence more so of the characters than the actual franchise itself," stated Mekai, who believes the hardest part was making sure he lived up to the high standards set by 50 Cent.

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Actor Omar Epps, who plays shady detective Howard, attended the premiere with his wife Keisha Epps. He said he didn't have any expectations for the new show.

"I don’t think there are any expectations. It's just a piece that I think the power in it is, that you know, we know who Kanan was and how he was the monster that he was. And this is kind of an exploration of humanity, to be honest with you. It's like, how does someone, you know, evolve into being the character that we saw 50 play."

The original Power aired on the Starz network from June 7, 2014, to February 9, 2020.

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Sports Illustrated's annual 2021 Swimsuit Runway Show at Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami on Saturday featured the most inclusive and diverse models in the magazine's history.

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Sports Illustrated's "woke" swimsuit runway show featured women of different body types and shapes, including actress Saje Nicole (pictured), model Jasmine Sanders, plus-size model Amanda Kay, and personal chef Chelsea Heath.

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The magazine introduced its Swimsuit edition models including social media influencer Natalie Mariduena (pictured) and model and actress Christen Harper.

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Curvaceous model Amanda Kay grew up all over the world, according to DailyMail.com. She moved with her family to Jordan, Egypt, England, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

"I started my modelling [sic] career later in life because I kept making excuses as to why I wasn’t good enough," she wrote on Instagram.

"I hope I can show anyone out there who is scared or has reservations to just go for it. Amazing things can happen if you put yourself out there and I'm proof of that."

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Jasmine Sanders turned heads as she strolled the runway wearing tiny scraps of black fabric held together with a skimpy body chain. The 30-year-old German model has walked for brands such as Forever21, American Eagle, Seventeen, Glamour, Ralph Lauren and more.

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Chelsea Heath walked for 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida on Saturday.

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Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump were spotted leaving their penthouse residence at Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday.

Mother and son wore fashionable attire and accessories. Mama Trump, 51, wore a black shirt and white slacks, which she accessorized with a pair of white Christian Louboutin flat shoes (retail $645).

She completed her outfit with an $11,000 black Hermès Birkin handbag.

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Her son wore all black and carried a vintage limited edition Louis Vuitton x Richard Prince handbag, which retails for $3,995.

Now 16, the teenager towered over his mother, a former model, who is 5-foot-11. Barron is the tallest Trump after blowing past his brother, Eric Trump, during his latest growth spurt.

According to reports, Barron is 6-foot-7. Eric stands at 6-ft-5, while eldest brother, Donald Trump Jr., is 6-ft-1.

Trump's daughters also have some height on them. Ivanka is 5-foot-11, while her younger sister Tiffany is the shortest Trump at 5-ft-8.

Former President Donald Trump, 75, is either 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3, according to reports.

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Saweetie celebrated her "28th birthday at a Freaknik-themed bash at Goya Studios on July 2, in Los Angeles, California.

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Celebrity guests included disgraced Atlanta power couple Tip "T.I." Harris and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, who are still under investigation on the West Coast for drugging and sexually assaulting women.

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Other invited guests included fashion designer Karl Kani (pictured), Karreuche Tran, Chloe Bailey, Justin Combs and his brother Christian Combs, and more.

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The birthday girl showed out in a Louis Vuitton-inspired mini skirt and spaghetti-string crop top with platform Louis Vuitton sandals. Saweetie, who was born after the Freaknik glory days, was accompanied by her two aunties who provided consulting services about twerking on top of cars down Peachtree Street.

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The "Icy Girl" rapper wore bejeweled "Benjamins" rollers in a loose bun atop her head, similar to the style worn by Atlanta freaks and out-of-towners during the original Freaknik street party in Georgia. Freaknik was banned in the 1990s by the Atlanta mayor for tying up traffic on Peachtree and disrupting at least one wedding downtown.

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The hip-hop star completed her look with icy diamond pendants and iced out loop earrings, and a white Louis Vuitton handbag.

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Guests, including aspiring actress Karrueche Tran, were encouraged to wear 1990s styled fashions. Karrueche complied with the dress code by wearing a bandana-print outfit, complete with an impossibly short mini skirt and a crop top with matching jacket.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson enjoyed a romantic holiday in Venice, Italy on Thursday. The lovebirds kissed and cuddled on a gondola ride through the picturesque canals of Venice.

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Ciara and Russell enjoyed the music of an accordionist during their ride.

The paparazzi captured every step the American power couple made in Italy.

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The pop singer and her NFL quarterback husband explored the historic tourist destinations before heading inside for a romantic dinner for 2 by the water.

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CiCi and Russ dressed comfortably. The mom-of-three wore a leather mini dress and matching strappy heels.

Russell donned an eye-catching Versace shirt and black slacks.

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Ciara and Russell are both photography enthusiasts. Russell took his own photos of his wife with his digital camera.

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Wendy Williams linked arms with Ray J after reuniting over lunch in New York City on Sunday afternoon.

The 56-year-old television mogul paid tribute to Diana Ross by wearing a Supreme sweatshirt featuring a B&W photo of the soul/R&B icon.

Wendy carried a massive, white Hermes tote that retails for $10,000-$200,000.

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Ray J, whom Wendy refers to as her little brother, dressed in a red bomber jacket, red t-shirt and blue jeans. They both wore face masks, despite the CDC giving the green light to stop wearing masks last month.

Wendy took to social media to boast about her lunch date over the weekend.

"Guess who's treating me to brunch? He's very cute & very married. I'm close to his family & he is my little brother," she wrote.

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Ray J, 40, recently appeared on Wendy's talk show where he said his on-again, off-again marriage to wife Princess Love was on the right track after twice announcing divorce.

He filed paperwork to end his marriage to the Love and Hip Hop star last September. Princess also filed for divorce in May 2020, but now they've decided to give their romance another try.

They share a 3-year-old daughter, Melody Love Norwood, and a son, 18 months.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Princess filed the new dismissal paperwork in February, and Ray signed off on it and it has been entered by the court clerk.
 

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Rihanna and her current boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, was nearly denied entry to NYC's Barcade after she forgot her ID.

Rihanna was all smiles as a bouncer stopped her at the door and requested to see her ID. NYC liquor ordinances are strict: NO entry to bars or venues where alcohol is served without identification.

Rocky argued that his girlfriend is the most popular singer in the city. But the bouncer didn't budge. The couple eventually got in after RiRi found her ID.

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Rihanna wore a pink see-through lingerie with a pink furry floppy hat and strappy sandals.

The pop singer has been known to get tipsy after throwing back a few too many drinks.

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Rocky loaned RiRi his leather jacket as they left the bar after a romantic date night.
 


 

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Chris Brown, right, and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, left, sat near each other at a fashion show, years after their much-publicized falling out.

Rapper Saweetie, center, was also seated in the front row at the runway show.

Fans were surprised to see Chris and Karrueche couple seated near each other at the RHUDE fashion show in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night.

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Sources say Karrueche, pictured with a friend, was polite but didn't speak to the bad boy of hip-hop. The 33-year-old Blasian dumped Chris after five long years when she learned he fathered a baby with one of her friends in 2015. She moved on with retired NFL star Victor Cruz, 34. The couple split recently.

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Meanwhile, Chris is in legal trouble again. A woman accused him of slapping her weave off during a get together at his San Fernando Valley home over the weekend.

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Saweetie caught the eye of fellow rapper Big Sean, left, who complimented her impossibly short dress and high heel sneakers.

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Evan Ross, left, and Lena Waithe dressed in casual yet stylish menswear at Monaco, With God's Help Spring/Summer 2022 Paris Fashion Week Event hosted by Rhude in Beverly Hills, Ca.

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Lori Harvey concealed her toned midriff as she headed to a pilates class in West Hollywood on Monday.

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka enjoyed dinner with rapper boyfriend Cordae at celebrity hot spot Catch LA in West Hollywood on Sunday, after she withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships. Play begins on June 28. Naomi also withdrew from the French Open after refusing to participate in post-match press conferences.

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America's A-list couple Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Bieber shared a romantic dinner, after attending a reception for French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Fans slammed Justin and Hailey for dressing inappropriately to meet with the president. Hailey wore a club dress by LaQuan Smith, while Justin opted for a grey business suit with a pair of blue and white Nike Dunk sneakers.

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Alex Rodriguez stopped to take a selfie with a fan after having lunch with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis. Alex and Cynthia (not pictured) were joined by their kids Natasha Alexander Rodriguez and Ella Alexander Rodriguez for lunch at Bar Pitti.

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American tennis star Venus Williams was spotted out and about in the South of France wearing a Louis Vuitton cropped jacket, black leggings, a black bonnet and a face mask due to the ongoing COVID-19 precautions in Europe.