By Florence Anthony
It’s going to be a busy holiday season for Jay Z. First, his controversial deal with Barneys starts on November 20 when his
Christmas window at the store debuts, along with his special boutique. Then he will enter the fragrance business with the launch of his first men’s
eau de toilette “Gold Jay Z” which will debut on Friday, November 29 at major department stores throughout the U.S. Created by Hova with Formnich
perfumer extraordinaire Oics Ermenidis, “Gold Jay Z” is a fragrance that reflects on unmistakable ultra luxurious signature scents……….
World-renowned business mogul Kimora Lee Simmons has donated $50,000 to a leading New York based anti-violence group, LIFE Camp,
Inc., bringing the total raised for the online campaign intiated on behalf of the group to $129,550. According to Kimora: “As a mother, an
entrepreneur and a community member, I’m proud to support LIFE Camp and the work its founder Erica Ford has done to alleviate gun violence. The
only way we will heal a country that is being torn apart by excessive violence is by properly funding groups that do the grassroots work in the
community. I am proud to support such an important program.” The campaign was launched on CrowdTilt.com under the leadership of Michael Skolnik…………
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 an asthma
attack on the plane shortly before it was due to take off for Johannesburg, South Africa, He made it just in time to be embraced by Mandela’s wifeGraca Machelsaying: “Let me hug my husband.” Idris also sat hand-in-hand with Mandela’s first wife, Winnie Mandela at the screening……..
On October 28, VH1 and Myx Fusions Lounge along with Monami Entertainment and Eastern, celebrated the Season 4 premiere of the hit series, “Love
& Hip Hop” in New York. Hundreds of industry insiders packed Stage 48 to watch the live premiere with the cast, which included returning
members Yandy Smith, Rich Dollaz, Erica Mena, Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose and Rashidah Ali, as well as newcomers K. Michelle, Tara Wallace, Amina Buddafly, Saigon, Erica Jean and Nyce Lee…….
Sister 2 Sister Magazine is holding a 25th anniversary party at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday sponsored by Toyota Avalon.
Owner/PublisherJamie Foster Brown will be serenaded by Trey Songz. “Single Ladies” starLisa Raye is the Event Host. Confirmed guests include Floyd Mayweather Jr., Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Laura and Gloria Govan………..