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Lori Harvey is no longer an Instagram model. She is officially a paid model after signing a contract with IMG Models and WME, Women's Wear Daily reports.

Harvey is pictured wearing Roberto Cavalli at Bella Hadid's Kin launch party held at the Fleur Room in West Hollywood on June 25.

The modeling agency will get to work building Harvey's portfolio in fashion editorial work and advertising, as well as endorsements in beauty and lifestyle, WME reported.

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She won't actually walk fashion runways, since she doesn't meet the height requirement.

At WME, the focus will be on her business across "television, digital content, acting, producing and beyond," according to the company.

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"It's a dream to work with IMG Models and WME," Harvey told WWD in an exclusive statement. "I'm so excited for what this next chapter holds and am looking forward to expanding my business ventures across fashion, TV, film and entertainment."

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Harvey is best known for her colorful dating history that includes relationships with rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, rapper Future Hendrix and A-list actor Michael B. Jordan.

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The 25-year-old Atlanta native is the daughter of Marjorie Harvey and the adoptive daughter of comedian Steve Harvey. She resides in Los Angeles.

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At IMG Models, Harvey joins a roster of clients that include Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Hailey Bieber, among other notables.

On the entertainment side, WME represents Selena Gomez, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Chrissy Teigen, Shay Mitchell, Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria and Ryan Reynolds, according to WMD.

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International supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell has signed with Women Management, an agency within the Elite World Group network, marking a new chapter for Campbell as she evolves into a businesswoman and industry activist supporting emerging creative talent.

"I am absolutely thrilled to join Women Management," said Campbell, 51.

"Together, in partnership with Elite World Group, we will change the game for fashion as we know it. For years, it's been my personal mission to support creative talent in emerging markets. From Africa to India, to the Middle East and Europe, there are so many voices that deserve to be heard. It's so important that the fashion industry looks beyond its core capitals to invest in this extraordinary talent. Working in true partnership with Women Management and Elite World Group, we will be able to leverage a powerful global network to help more people share their genius with the world. Anything is possible in this next chapter, and I can't wait to get to work!"

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"Naomi is an icon. A supermodel. An elemental force. She has shaped and redefined fashion and culture many times over. We're honored that she's returned to her roots at Women New York to continue her unrivaled career, and we are proud to work together to elevate talent from emerging markets around the globe," said Akeem Rasool, image director, Women Management.

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The London-born supermodel has walked runways for more than three decades, for Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior, and Versace, as well as appearing in thousands of magazines and advertising campaigns.

While conquering the fashion world, Campbell has been an activist since the 1990s, when she met South African President Nelson Mandela, who called her his "honorary granddaughter."


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In addition to working with the United Nations on behalf of human rights and global health, she's focused on empowering young people and women by promoting industries such as fashion, tech, business, entertainment, and arts in Africa.

In 2018, Campbell became executive producer of Arise Fashion Week, which presents top fashion talents from the continent's 54 countries.

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Michael B. Jordan is over the rumors and innuendoes surrounding his contract relationship with professional beard Lori Harvey.

The 33-year-old 'Black Panther' star, who is normally private, has been seen everywhere with Lori, 24.

The plethora of vacation photos prompted speculation that the photos are staged to improve Michael's reputation as a heterosexual leading man.

The couple was seen jet skiing in St. Barts where they celebrated Lori's birthday. And they spent the New Year together in Aspen, Colorado.

A source exclusively tells HollywoodLife why Michael has been so open with his relationship with Lori all of a sudden.

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"Michael is definitely crushing hard on Lori and is loving all the time and special moments they’ve been sharing together," the source says, "but at the same time, he's always been private about his personal life and so it was a big deal for him to publicly share how he felt about Lori on social media."

But fans are not convinced. They say the chemistry between Michael and Lori is virtually non-existent.

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The source also said the actor won't share every moment of his and Lori's relationship anymore.

"Even though Michael seems to have opened up quite a bit by going public with their romance and allowing fans to get a glimpse inside their personal lives, that doesn't mean he wants to share every moment between them or that he's going to be posting about their relationship all the time now."

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"He's not a model or an influencer like Lori," explained the source. "He doesn't feel the need to share everything on social media. That's just not who he is, but at the same time he completely supports Lori and don’t be surprised to see him pop up with flirty comments whenever she posts."

Another source claims Michael extended his business contract with Lori, who has dated other effeminate celebrity males in the past, including media mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 51, and bisexual rapper Future Hendrix, 37.

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Teyana Taylor says her retirement announcement was her last resort after she begged her record label owner, Kanye West, to drop her -- and he refused.

Teyana clarified that her retirement from music was a warning to her record label.

The R&B star took to Instagram on Friday, Dec. 4, to say she felt "super under appreciated as an artist." She added: "I'm retiring this chapter of my story with the comfort that i can depart with peace of mind seeing that all the hard work & passion put in was indeed loved & supported somewhere in the world!"

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Teyana returned to Instagram for a Live session in which she told fans:

"The majority of what that post was to warn my label who I’ve been signed to for almost 10 years. Everything that you guys see of me, everything that I put out, everything that I do is 100 per cent me. There's no gun to anybody's head to do anything that they don’t want to do. So yes, I am going to feel under appreciated if I'm putting in 110 per cent and my label is giving me - they’re reciprocating, what, 10 per cent of that."

She claimed she asked her label - G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam - to drop her on more than one occasion, adding:

"The crazy part about it is I asked Def Jam to drop me on almost 10 different occasions, straight to their face, up in the building, at the table. Like, 'Yo, just drop me, because at this point, I can't let this kill me.'"

Teyana's headline-hitting antics was all the buzz this weekend. Her "retirement" was prompted after she was left stunned when her critically-acclaimed June release, The Album, failed to receive a single Grammy nomination for the 2021.

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Kanye West defended rap mogul Jay Z upon his return to Twitter on Friday following a temporary ban for sharing a journalist's phone number on his timeline.

Kanye, 43, tweeted screenshots of messages by blogger Akademiks, featuring the headline, "Jay Z Allegedly Sold Kanye's Masters to Get Own Masters Back."

"Don't let the system pit us against each other," Kanye tweeted on Friday. "JAY IS MY BROTHER ... I have eternal love for all artist that have been through and are still trapped this crooked system. Jay still doesn't get his own masters back for ten years. I will see to it that we all get our masters."

He added: "we will change the paradigm."

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Kanye, who is battling Universal Music Group for ownership of his masters, posted his entire contract on Twitter earlier this week.

Several music industry execs who read through the contracts concluded that Jay Z sold Kanye's first six albums in order to get his own masters back.

@lavidaNOTA, a South African label owner, wrote:

"Kanye contracts SUMMARY: Apart from the inducement which Kanye had to sign to get his advances. This shows that Jay Z sold the masters to first 6 @kanyewest's albums just so he could get his own back. He did so knowing Def Jam won't sell them back to Kanye in future. That's BEEF!

"[Kanye] owns album[s] 7-10 but the most lucrative and most critically acclaimed albums are owned by Roc-A-Fella which is wholly owned by Def Jam... The majors will never sell you your masters because that's what gives them market share and drives profits and Jay Z knew that."

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Two prominent Black sports reporters lost their jobs at major sports networks this week. ESPN sports reporter Josina Anderson parted ways with the sports channel after nearly 10 years, and Jason Whitlock, 53, was shown the door at Fox Sports.

According to reports, Anderson's contract expired with ESPN and it was not renewed. The same goes for Jason Whitlock whose contract expired at Fox Sports.

Anderson, 41, is very active on Twitter.com but she did not acknowledge the news of her departure.

The NY Post reports the network's decision not to renew Anderson's contract was not Covid-19 related.

Whitlock, a controversial and outspoken host, was often criticized for his views about sports personalities such as LeBron James. And Anderson once reported that former NFL player Michael Sam's teammates refused to shower with him because he was in a same-sex relationship.

Whitlock, who hosted "Speak for Yourself" with Marcellus Wiley, slammed James for speaking out about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while running through a majority white neighborhood in south Georgia earlier this year.

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Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z for accepting an NFL offer to make his wife, Beyonce, the Super Bowl halftime headliner for the next 20 years. The NFL is teaming up with Jay-Z's sports and entertainment company for "events and social media activism". Basically the new deal will allow Jay-Z to control the entertainment for the half-time shows.

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Barack and Michelle Obama became ordinary civilians on Jan. 20, 2017, after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. But he won't get rid of them that easily. Netflix just signed the power couple to a multi-year web programming deal.

Barack and Michelle formed a production company called Higher Ground Productions to produce online programming that will promote their political and social agendas.

Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features, according to the Associated Press.

“We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the wider world,” Barack said in the Netflix statement.

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” Michelle Obama added.

“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

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The National Enquirer reportedly paid a former Trump Tower doorman $30,000 for information about a salacious rumor before the 2016 presidential election.

The Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. signed former Trump Tower doorman Dino Sajudin to an exclusive contract that prohibited him from sharing his scoop with any other media outlet.

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Harvey Weinstein's company contract allowed him to sexually harass women -- as long as he paid The Weinstein Company back for lawsuits or settlements.

According to a report obtained by gossip webloid TMZ.com, The Weinstein Co. (TWC) may have violated terms of his contract by firing him.

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Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, claims Black Entertainment Television network is running out of money.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Moss wrote "The network running out of money man…. won't be no more hip hop awards either. Mark my words."

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