ABOVE PHOTO: Halle Berry
By Flo Anthony
The term “ladies night” has been redefined, thanks to a new group of high-powered female influencers who gathered on October 22 for an exclusive evening of conversation, ideation and fun. The Stakeholders Conversation with Female Influencers series held its first meeting at an elegant penthouse in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood where nearly 100 women of substance gathered for the exciting launch hosted by Joi Brown, senior Vice-President of marketing/brand partnership for Atlantic Records, event sponsors included Atlantic Records, Strength of Nature Global, Rosa Royale sparkling wine and Girls with Gifts. Among the luminaries in attendance were: Charlene Dance, global marketing director for Strength of Nature, makers of Elasta QP and other leading ethnic care brands, Sandra Krut, brand director, Banfi Vintners and Cassaundra Cumbess, founder of Girls with Gifts…….
Halle Berry has launched a lingerie line that she says represents femininity, sexiness and self-empowerment. The Oscar winning actress is reviving Scandale, a lingerie line that was reportedly created in France in 1932. “We’ve taken this brand and revamped it,” Berry said in an interview. “But we’ve kept all the qualities of the Parisian sort of style intact.” According to Berry, the collection of 10 bras and panties will be sold by Target at a very good price…….
Like Daughters, like Mother. Now single and ready to mingle, Kris Jenner is dating a music industry entrepreneur Corey Gamble, who just happens to be African-American. Corey is Justin Bieber’s co-manager. The coosome twosome have reportedly been dating since August. A graduate of Morehouse College, Gamble is a self-made millionaire. He told SandraRose.com that he and Jenner met at Ricardo Tisci’s birthday party and that he’s in his early ‘40s………..
New Heritage Theatre Group toasted their 50th anniversary gala celebration on October 27 at City College For The Arts in the Big Apple. The evening was hosted by playwright Esther Armah with musical, theatrical and dance performances by Nat Adderly Jr., Deborah Ann Byrd, Gary Byrd, Lainie Cook, Chuck Jackson, Me’lisa Morgan and others. The fabulous Radio Personality Jeanne Parnell was among the honorees ……
Speaking out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, former child star Danielle Spencer, who played Dee on “What’s Happening,” and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, said her diagnosis last month took her by surprise. However, Spencer says that cancer runs in her family. She’s currently considering her treatment options, with surgery at the top of the list. Said Spencer: “I’m trying to get as many opinions as possible but it does look like that is what I’m going to do. Hopefully after that there won’t be any chemotherapy or radiation involved.”…..
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