By Florence Anthony
According to reports, there was a reason that Beyonce’ was a no-show for Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. She found a new vocation. Designer Tom Ford threw an exclusive cocktail party that same evening for New York’s glittering fashionistas and A-listers, which turned out to be a preview fashion show of Ford’s first self-named womenswear line. To kick the line off with a bang, Tom enlisted the hottest woman on the planet to model the garments, none other than Beyonce’, who was sporting a new blonde wavy hair-do.
Since we’re chatting about fashion shows, Eddie Murphy’s eldest daughter, Bria, rocked the runway at the Edwing D’Angelo show, on Sunday night, at the Waldorf Astoria, in New York City. Her proud mom, Nicole Mitchell, cheered her on from the Front Row, as her best friend, Staci J, sat next to her. Other celebs in Edwing’s show included Vanessa Simmons and Dawn of Diddy’s group, Dirrty Money. Meanwhile, Angela Simmons, Kim G from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, and R&B singer Jo Jo also graced the Front Row.
Just when I thought I had heard it all, Danielle Staub, the much maligned member of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, told Steppin Out magazine, that once upon a time she had a fling with Prince.She called him “the best kisser in the world,” and went on to say: “When you’re lying down you’re all the same height. Plus, he wore heels.” The former stripper says Prince has custom made high heeled bedroom slippers.
“Through The Night,” a solo show written and performed by Daniel Beaty and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, opens on Sunday, September 26 at 7:00 P.M. a the Union Square Theatre in New York City. Obie Award-Winner Daniel Beaty shines as writer and performer of a range of characters from hopeful, wide-eyed child to admired, elder preacher, spinning a tale in which lives collide to show how hope, faith and love have the ability to pull anyone “Through The Night.”
Oscar winning actor/producer/director Forest Whitaker will be receiving the Career Achievement Award from the Black Perspectives division of the Chicago International Film Festival on October 9 in the Windy city at the Chase Auditorium.