ABOVE PHOTO: Tyrese
By Florence Anthony
According to reports, Tyrese was truly Fast and Furious recently. The actor and his 7-year-old daughter Shayla joined hundreds of protestors who marched down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to protest the killing of African American men by police in wake of the decisions not to indict the officers who killed Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Called the “Blackout Hollywood” March, Tyrese and fellow activists chanted: “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” as they peacefully marched with their hands up. They also staged a die-in at an intersection with everybody lying on the ground for four hours and 30 minutes to pay tribute to the exact amount of time that Mike Brown laid dead in the street after he was killed by ex-police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. …………..
People Magazine is reporting that Princess Kate followed in the footsteps of another famous princess when she visited Harlem on December 8. Wearing a black coat by the luxury line Goat, Kate, echoed Princess Diana in reaching out to meet with children at Harlem Hospital years ago. She was greeted by Chirlaine McCray, first lady of New York City, as she learned about the Northside Center for Child Development, which provides programs rich in early childhood behavioral or mental health and education support………..
Tongues are wagging that Beyonce’ and Jay Z took their daughter Blue Ivy to the premiere of Annie at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on December 7. Sporting an adorable grey fur-lined Tartine Et Chocolat coat, Blue and her famous mom, matched. Meanwhile, Beyonce’ and Jay Z huddled in a corner with Sony Executive Amy Pascal at the after party, where the Skylight Clarkson Square was made out to be a huge tent, with a “dress up” room, cookie decorating and a ring-toss. Sandy the dog even made an appearance. In other Annie news, sources say star Jamie Foxx made a reservation on December 6 for 14 guests to dine at Amy Ruth’s in Harlem…………
Speaking of the Knowles family, Beyonce’s newly married lil’ sis, Solange, deejayed the IWC Schaffhausen and Dujour Magazine’s Jason Binn’s celebration of “Timeless Portofino” during Art Basel Miami Beach at the W Hotel South Beach on December 3. Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff dazzled the crowd wearing a gold Kithe Brewster dress, while other chicsters at the soiree included Jason Binn, Sammy Sosa, Won-G and Russell Simmons………….
Four-time Grammy nominee Iggy Azalea was spotted dining at STK Los Angeles recently with her boyfriend Los Angeles Laker Nick Young and a group of friends……..