Beyonce’ planted a sweet kiss on Madonna’s daughter Mercy James during her concert on December 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following the show, Queen Bey took the party from the concert venue to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square. Chicsters who attended the bash included jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and the face of Maybelline, Jessica White. Earlier that day Beyonce’ reportedly had a top secret photo shoot at her ofices in New York to promote her new hit self-titled album.
Chris Brown was granted permission to leave his rehab center in California for a few hours on December 22 to co-host a charity toy drive. The crooner is currently in a court-ordered 90-day anger management program, but he honored a previously scheduled appearance at the the weekend’s toy drive, organized by the Brooklyn Projects Skateboard Firm and Chris’ clothing company, Black Pyramid.
Set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of a brilliant con man who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner is forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. Starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle hit theaters December 20.
The producers of Motown The Musical have announced that Valisia Le Kae, a 2013 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Diana Ross, has withdrawn from the Broadway production at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City, for medical reasons. Ms. Le Kae confirmed her departure in a statement on her personal Facebook page. On behalf of the company, the producers said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Valisia during this challenging time, and we, along with the entire Motown The Musical family, are hoping for a complete and speedy recovery.” Felicia Boswell is currently playing the role of Diana Ross.
The other week, Erykah Badu was announced as the face of French fashion house Givenchy, and now Rihanna has snagged a campaign with Balmain. Dressed in a chain-embellished pink and white robe, Rihanna is the face of the new Spring/Summer 2014 campaign which hits magazines in January.