Tyson Beckford co-hosts the 2012 Rolling Out NYC Mirror Mirror Awards
By Florence Anthony
Comedian/producer Byron Allen and his wife, television producer Jennifer Lucas, welcomed their third child on Tuesday, December 11. Lucas Byron Allen weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long. "Mother and baby are doing great," Byron's rep told People. Byron and Jennifer - who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in September - are already parents to daughter Olivia Rose, 2 1/2 and Chloe Ava, 4.
New York City is known for tastemakers, and the 2012 Rolling Out NYC Mirror Mirror Awards held recently at the Union Square Ballroom celebrated "individuals in entertainment and glamour. Sponsored by Colgate Optic White and hosted by Toya Wright and Tyson Beckford, the evening honored model Sessilee Lopez, former Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams, photographer Johnny Nunez, Chef Roble Ali and FashionBombDaily.com's Claire Sulmers.
College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself part of a clique (including Esther Dean) where the only thing the girls have in common is how good they sound when they sing together. The laugh out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect is on Blu-ray, DVD and Ultraviolet this December. www.pitchperfectmovie.com.
Actor/Comedian Marlon Wayans continued his promo tour for the upcoming A Haunted House with a stop in Atlanta that included a reception with local press. Nearly 100 reporters, photographers and fans packed the private room at Rosa Mexicano in Atlantic Station to hear from the famous funnyman who wrote the hilarious horror spoof that also stars Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins and Affion Crockett. "We work really, really hard, create our own opportunities and never wait on anyone," said Wayans about the secret to his family's longevity in Hollywood. "I'm seriously in love with my family."
R&B singer Avant readies to release his seventh studio album, "Face the Music", on February 5, 2013 on Capitol-EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B Entertainment. Avant's long-anticipated reunion with Keke Wyatt, "You & I," has already jumpstarted the album's buzz. "It's a taste of new school and old school," explains Avant. "At the end of the day, "Face the Music" is about who we are and what we live by; it's about respecting that as well as the music."
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Diana Ross’ 25 year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee. In a red carpet interview at the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Evan dished to OMG Insider that Ashlee Simpson is ‘The One’ and that he plans to marry her one day.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 Celebrity Ambassador and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will be its’ Host Committee Chair. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
Anthony Mackie was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on November 9 in New York City. According to E! News, the popular actor was initially pulled over because of his illegally tinted windows on his Dodge Challenger.
Handsome actor Idris Elba almost didn’t make it to the red carpet for the opening of “Long Walk To Freedom,” the new film from director Justin Chadwick in which Elba plays Nelson Mandela. He was rushed to the hospital in London after suffering...
12 Years A Slave leads the pack of nominations for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Fox Searchlight release, which offers a searing look at slavery in the American South, claimed three nominations - Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Single Ladies” star Denise Vasi, (whom I want to play the character Roshonda Rhodes in my novel “Deadly Stuff Players” if I can get a film deal), wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler. The stunning nuptials took place at a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California.