By Florence Anthony
While Kim Kardashian shopped for a wedding dress on June 27 in the Big Apple at Vera Wang and popped into Christian Louboutin to get fitted for custom shoes for nuptials, her fiance and ex-boyfriend played golf near each other across the river in New Jersey. Kris Humphries participated in his mentor Trent Tucker’s First Annual All4Kids Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Upper Montclair Country Club, while Kimmiecakes’ ex-boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys player Miles Austin, hosted the Austin Family Foundation’s Inaugural Charity Golf Outing at the North Jersey Country Club in his hometown Wayne. Ahmad Rashad, Joe Torry and former New York Jet Bruce Harper also hosted charity golf tournaments om the 27th around the Tri-State area.
Although I was invited, but, couldn’t make Mike Tyson and Kiki Spicer’s joint birthday party/renewal of wedding vows ceremony outside of Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, last Saturday, it was reportedly a fabulous affair. One hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a live band, a menu featuring a main course of chicken or fish, a wedding cake and a candy station. The couple, who have been married for two years, had a traditional Muslim ceremony. Kiki changed from a cocktail dress into a mermaid cut white gown and veil. She then switched into another white frock for the reception. The ex-champ wore a black tux and a satin white tie.
Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys with Reuben Cannon and Nelle Nyant are proud to announce the Broadway premiere of “Stick Fly,” the critically acclaimed American play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon, opening on Broadway on Thursday, December 8 2011 at the Lyceum Theater. “This is a story that everybody can relate to,” said Keys who is also producing the play. “I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.”
After his breakup with Rihanna, Los Angeles Dodgers player Matt Kemp, who co-hosted last week’s opening of the Louis Vuitton Beverly Center, proved he is anything but heartbroken as he and his entourage enjoyed the company of Amber Rose, in a skin tight ivory dress. Meanwhile, “Celebrity Apprentice” star Hope Dworaczyk shared a Hennessy Privilege toast with L.A. Clippers player Craig Smith. Other celebs in the house included Teyana Taylor, Lil Mama and Lance Gross.
Some lucky BET viewers were chosen to present the Viewer’s Choice Award at the show, but someone put the wrong name on the teleprompter. The lucky fan read the winner as “Chris Brown,” but quickly recanted and said: “I’m sorry, the winner is Rihanna.” Then, Drake came out to accept the award for Rihanna, leading some people to believe he had won the award. After the awards, a BET rep announced that Chris Brown was the correct winner and chalked the whole craziness up to a “human error” on the part of BET producers. Now, I know that BET stands for Black Entertainment Television, but in my opinion, that was one big Negro mess!