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Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson were among the stars shining brightly at the Serpentine Summer Evening Party in London, England on Thursday.

The American power couple joined Anna Wintour and 21-year-old model Iris Law, daughter of British actor Jude Law, among others.

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Ciara wore a neon orange cutout halter dress from her clothing line. She completed her outfit with a pair of strappy Jimmy Choo sandals.

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Ciara wore her long human hair wig parted down the middle and flowing down her back accentuating her newly acquired BBL. Rumor has it that Russell approved Ciara's BBL before she went under the knife.

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The mom-of-three and her hubby celebrated her new record deal with Republic Records and Uptown Records through her own label imprint, Beauty Marks Entertainment.

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Other invited guests included actress Tessa Thompson (pictured), Bianca Jagger, Elon Musk's ex-wife Talulah Riley, and British actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster (pictured below).

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The annual Serpentine Summer Party, hosted by publishing magnate Michael Bloomberg, is one of the hottest tickets on London's summer social calendar.

Only bold names are invited to rub elbows with long money and new money stars and glitterati of British and American high societies.

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson were snubbed by Buckingham Palace after they flew all the way to London to attend Queen Elizabeth II's 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace has a strict guest list policy that prohibits outsiders and attention-seekers from attending the Platinum Jubilee festivities.

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Palace officials flatly rejected Kim's pleas for invites to the Platinum Jubilee official party after she and Pete flew across the pond to attend the festivities.

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Reps for Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, reportedly asked Buckingham Palace for invitations to the Platinum Party on Saturday. But officials turned the American couple down.

A source said Kim and Pete apparently believed they could snag invitations through other means, like they do in America.

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A platinum jubilee is a celebration to commemorate a monarch's 70th anniversary. Queen Elizabeth II is the most recent monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee.

The Platinum Jubilee is a very big deal in Great Britain and it is the hottest ticket in town.

Kim was so desperate to attend the Platinum Jubilee party that a source told the Daily Mail she didn't even mind if the tickets were "not VIP".

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"Kim rarely gets turned down to attend any event," a source said. "So this has been quite surprising, especially as she doesn't visit the UK often. Kim and Pete love the Royal Family and really wanted to be a part of this special celebration."

Kim and Pete may be superstars in America, but they are commoners over in England.




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Kevin "Coach K" Lee (right) and Ambassador Andrew J. Young were honored at National Black Arts Festival (NBAF)'s Annual Benefit and Horizon Award event on Saturday, Oct. 30.

NBAF hosted their 2021 Annual Benefit and Horizon Awards event in Atlanta, GA. Themed ASCEND, the NBAF honored Ambassador Andrew J. Young with the 2021 Luminary Award and Kevin "Coach K" Lee (Lil Baby, City Girls, Migos, Lil Yachty) of Quality Control Music with the 2021 Trailblazer Award.

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Both men have harnessed their artistic expression to capture the heart of NBAF's story and have contributed tremendously to uplifting emerging talent. The 2021 Horizon Award winners included Jamie Harris (visual art), Victor Jackson (music), and Nakia Stephens (film).

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This year, the awards event took place at the beautiful Guardian Works and was hosted by Lori Wilson of WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News and co-chaired by Beverly Ferguson, Sr. Director of Community Affairs at Georgia Pacific, Carolyn Young, Vice Chair of Andrew J. Young Foundation, and Henrietta Antoinin, Retired SVP of Atlanta Life Financial Group.

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The evening began with guests experiencing a silent auction and cocktail hour hosted by CIROC/Deleon. Immediately following, guests were moved to the main area for dinner and the evenings program.

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Lori Wilson welcomed guests and Executive Director Stephanie Owens and Board Chair Tracey Lloyd provided remarks before the award presentations by NBAF Artistic Director Tiffany Latrice and co-chairs, Beverly Ferguson and Henrietta Antoinin. Guests also enjoyed entertainment from Orchestra Noir, aerialist Christina Ward, the Mad Violinist Ashanti Floyd and Quinn and the Jukebox Band.

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Special guests in attendance included Camille Love (Executive Director, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs), Derek J (Public Figure, Haircare Professional and TV Host) Natalie Hall (Vice Chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners at Fulton Country Government), Kwanza Hall (Former United States Representative), Khadijah Abdur-Rahman (Board of Commissioners of Fulton County), Zak Wallace (Local Green Atlanta), Curley Dossman (President of Georgia Pacific Foundation), Andrea Young (Executive Director, ACLU), Steve Skipper (Visual Artist), Chandra Stephens-Albright (Managing Director, True Colors Theatre), Wanda Rodwell (Director of Global Community Affairs, Coca-Cola), Charmaine Ward-Millner (Georgia Power, NBAF Advisory Board), September Grey (September Grey Gallery), and Blythe Robinson (Executive Director, Sheltering Arms)

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ABOUT NBAF:

Founded in Atlanta in 1987 by the Fulton County Arts Council under the guidance of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, NBAF is recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the arts and artists of African descent. NBAF realizes its mission through partnerships with cultural and educational organizations, governments, individuals, corporate and private funders – partnerships that enable us, in part, to create pathways for success in the arts and in society, especially for those in under-resourced communities with disadvantaged circumstances. The United States Congress honored NBAF as a national treasure in 2008, and in 2018 NBAF received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities in Georgia.

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On Thursday, September 23, STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series "BMF" at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

BMF was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series based their operation from the 1980-2000s.

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Attendees wore all-black attire to the outdoor event. The evening began with guests viewing the first episode of the series, which will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, September 26.

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Following the premiere screening, series Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (pictured), BMF recurring star Snoop Dogg and others performed. Guests enjoyed live performances of the BMF main title song "Wish Me Luck" performed by 50 Cent, Moneybagg Yo and Snoop Dogg.

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In addition to the musical performers, attendees included BMF Executive Producer and Writer Randy Huggins and cast members Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. (Pictured), Da'Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Steve Harris, La La Anthony and Arkeisha "Kash Doll" Knight.

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Special guests at the premiere screening and concert included Tip "T.I." Harris (pictured), 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Gunna, Monica, Kandi Burress, Killa Mike, Jacob Latimore, South Side, Reginae Carter, Toya Johnson, Jamira "Cuban Link" Haines, G Herbo, Mimi Faust, Ari Fletcher, Pee, Ty Young, Lecrae, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Clifton Powell, DC Young Fly, Charles Oakley, Angela Simmons, Blue "Pretty Ricky", David Banner, Jacquees, Flo Rida and STARZ, President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch.

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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.

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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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If you follow Steve and Marjorie Harvey on social media you know they are currently on holiday in Dubai.

On Thursday, Dec 17, Steve surprised his wife with a private dinner at the top of the UAE's latest cultural landmark, the Dubai Frame.

This is the first time a private dinner has ever been hosted on top of the landmark, according to the Dubai Frame.

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As they ascended to the top of the iconic tourist attraction under the guise of an after-hour tour, Marjorie was greeted with photos of her and Steve's life projected onto a giant screen.

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At the top of the landmark, there was a table for two waiting for the couple and their wedding song, "Adore" by Prince played in the background. The special moment brought tears to Marjorie's eyes.

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The couple dined on a custom six-course menu prepared by Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

The UAE's latest cultural landmark, Dubai Frame is an iconic structure that 'frames' impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate's rich past with its magnificent present.

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Offering spectacular panoramic views across the city, Dubai Frame celebrates the story of Dubai from its early establishment to its ambitious plans for future development.

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The Dubai Frame is the world's largest picture frame, standing 492 feet tall with sweeping views of Dubai's modern skyline on one side and older parts of the city on the other side.

See more pictures and video from Steve and Marjorie's holiday vacation in Dubai below.


 

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Stacey Dash, Amara La Negra and Cree Summer were among the beautiful Black women attending the 3rd Annual International Women of Power Luncheon presented by The Diaspora Dialogues at the Arbat Banquet Hall in Burbank, California on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Conservative actress Stacey Dash, 54, is best known for her role in the cult classic comedy film Clueless. The comedy returns to theaters for the 25th anniversary in May.
 

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Amara La Negra, 29, is best known as a cast member of Love & Hip-Hop: Miami. Fans are still buzzing about her big breakup with boyfriend Emjay on last week's episode. Amara confronted Emjay over his cheating ways. She was not impressed by his tears.
 

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Actress Cree Summer Francks, 50, is best known for her role as Winifred "Freddie" Brooks on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World. According to Wikipedia, Summer is married to Angelo Pullen. The couple has two children, Brave Littlewing, born in 2011, and Hero Peregrine, born in 2013.

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Last night, Youtube held its Leaders and Legends Ball honoring L.A. Reid & Babyface, founders of LaFace Records. The Event was hosted by Lyor Cohen at the Atlanta history center in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday.

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Celebrities and glitterati were in the house to celebrate L.A. & Babyface, including T.I. and Tiny (pictured), Future and Lori Harvey, Monica, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Rick Ross, Kevin Liles, Goodie MoB, Ludacris, Pebbles, Shanti Das, Lil Duval, Tricky Stewart, Michael Kyser, Tammy Rivera, Julie Greenwald, Rubi Rose, Yella Beezy, 2 Chainz, Da Brat, The-Dream, Bobby V, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Gunna, Toya, Sleepy Brown, Mike Will Made it, The Bonfire and more!

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Future and Lori Harvey didn't want to take pictures together, even though their relationship was confirmed by the couple on social media.

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(L-R) Besties Kandi Burruss, Antonia Wright, Tiny, and Tammy Rivera attended the event wearing they evening best.

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(L-R) L.A. Reid, Michael Kyser, guest, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, and Babyface. The event was hosted by Cohen.

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Legendary hip hop group Goodie MoB was in the house. The group is going out on tour together.

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Rap mogul Future Hendrix celebrated his 36th birthday with a star-studded "4eva or Neva" bash at a private event space in Atlanta, Ga. The "4eva or Neva" event theme was all-white, booted and suited. Ladies were encouraged to wear classy evening attire.

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Future's invited guests included rapper Meek Mill, left, Future's rumored girlfriend Lori Harvey; Lil Kim, T.i. & Tiny, Meek Mill, Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Tommie Lee, Alexis Skyy, Jacquees, Lil Durk, Sylvia Rhone, and many more.

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Rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris, left, and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, center, posed with rap icon Lil Kim, right.

Future's rumored girlfriend, Lori Harvey, stayed in the shadows all night long. Some guests wondered aloud why Lori was so shy all of a sudden. Sharp-eyed readers will spot her chilling in the background of the photos.

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The invitations have gone out for rapper Future Hendrix's private all-black birthday party. Atlanta's power couple - Future and Lori Harvey - are expected to make their public debut tonight.

The Atlanta-based auto tune rapper celebrates his 36th birthday at an undisclosed location tonight, Nov. 20. The couple sparked rumors after they were spotted at Teyana Taylor's concert in Atlanta on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Future and Lori were seen kissing and cuddling backstage, sources told theJasmineBRAND blog.

Future's security was tight that night, so no pictures were allowed backstage.

Steve Harvey's stepdaughter made headlines when she was spotted on rap mogul Sean Combs' arm. Lori and Combs denied they were dating - and, as it turns out, they weren't lying.

Lori finally got tired of seeing Combs' flirting with other young women. She unfollowed him on social media.

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But sources say sparks flew when Lori met Future. The rapper has seven children by as many women, including Seattle homemaker Ciara Wilson. Don't be surprised if Lori falls pregnant with Future's 8th seed.
 

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Proud father Future Hendrix attended the Golden Wishes Gala 2019 with his eldest daughter Londyn Wilburn at Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, November 16, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 35-year-old Scorpio has been heavily criticized for his reputation as a serial breeder. The family man currently has seven children with as many women, including Seattle homemaker Ciara Wilson, Jessica Smith, Brittni Mealy, India J, Joie Chavis, Eliza Seraphin and Cindy Renae Parker.

According to The Blast, the rapper was recently taken to court by his latest baby mama, Parker, mother of his youngest son, Legend.

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Future is pictured with (L-R) his father Eddie Jester, his mother Stephanie Jester, and his daughter, Londyn.

Future is certainly no choir boy. But he isn't the serial breeder that he is portrayed as either. Most men aren't capable of being the man they were meant to be because they don't have a father figure in their lives.

Luckily, Future had a father in his life to teach him how to be a man. A real man procreates with women to ensure the survival of the human species. Future has more than done his part.

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The annual Frank Ski Kids Foundation Celebrity Wine Tasting & Auction Fundraiser, hosted by music industry executive Kevin Liles and Grammy-winning artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (pictured with Frank), will take place on Sunday, April 14th from 3 pm - 7 pm.

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