Wedding bells are in the air for Rashidah Ali
By Florence Anthony
Halle Berry has launched a new shoe line called “5th Avenue,” Hello Beautiful reports. The Oscar winning actress has partnered with German retailer Deichman Shoes on a line of casual, comfortable and subdued footwear that she says “can easily be worn by every woman. They are stylish, yet reasonably priced, and that is what my collection’s all about.” A television commercial was released in Europe along with the 40 limited edition styles. No word yet on when the styles will be available in the States.
Word is Chris Brown recently joined forces with graffiti artist Slick to create some original art work which was auctioned online on March 15 in gardena, California. The R&B crooner’s artwork will help benefit A Place Called Home and Best Buddies International.
Karl Allen Griggs, a Detroit native, currently residing in New York City, has made a name for himself in the world of corporate finance and Brand Development. After completing his MBA in Finance, Karl was recognized as a visionary and held multiple senior level management positions with global Fortune 500 companies. At the young age of 27 Karl was named Vice President of Finance, Business Development & Analysis for a publicly held corporation, directing the development and global expansion of a retail brand and was registered with the Federal Trade Commission. Now, 32, this amazing young man achieved all of these high-powered accomplishments, despite being a victim of unimaginable abuse while coming if age. Karl’s memoir, “Shattered Mirrors: Broken In Plain Sight,” which details all that he and endured and how his grandmothers’ words of wisdom gave him the strength to triumph over all, will be coming to bookstores soon.
Real Husbands of Hollywood star, Nick Cannon, visited the VH1 Cafe during SXSW on March 16 with a large entourage. Nick must have missed his wife Mariah Carey - he ran straight to the Built accessories and grabbed a black tote proclaiming, “this would make a great purse.” Before heading to rehearsal for his show later that night, the father of two sipped a few Disaronno cocktails and listened to his DJ set at the Monster DNA sound bar.
Wedding bells are in the air for Rashidah Ali. Among all the fussing and fighting during last week’s taping for the reunion show “Love & Hip Hop New York,” newest castmember Ali, announced that she was getting hitched to her longtime business partner, who is a mystery man. On March 18, she went shopping for the wedding dress of her dreams, at the Pronovias bridal shop in Manhattan.
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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.