Hollywood Shows Garcelle Beauvais’ Memoir MAD LOVE After Her ‘RHOBH’ Co-Star Erika Jayne Threw It In The TRASH – She’s BIG MADT!

Whew! Hit dogs always holler, Chile. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne thought she ate when she shared a video of her co-star Garcelle Beauvais memoir in the trash. What she didn’t realize is that she’s only bringing more exposure to the book!

 

See Erika’s video with her Twitter rant, plus all the love Hollywood sent Garcelle on her memoir’s release date inside….

 

 

Actress, author, mom, and all around baddie Garcelle Beauvais is soaking in ALL the love from her Hollywood friends on the release date of her soul-bearing memoir, Love Me As I Am.

It’s press day in New York for the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and she’s looking UBER fab for the promo trail:

 

 
 

 

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Earlier this week, the 55-year-old gorgeous author got dressed up in a crushed velvet ‘fit for her book signing in Culver City where her bestie/TV host Sherri Shepherd and "Selling Sunset" star Christine Quinn came out to support:

 

 
 

 

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Several of Garcelle’s celeb friends, including Jamie Foxx, Andy Cohen, Tabitha Brown, Gabrielle Union and more, celebrated her book dropping in a promo clip. Check it out: 

 

Garcelle’s book comes out today and look at all the celebs who are helping her promote the book! #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/TZsQ8rlD84

— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) April 12, 2022

Daytime TV host Sherri Shepherd also wrote a touching tribute to celebrate Garcelle’s new book on IG:

 

 
 

 

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”From the moment @garcelle & I met on the #jamiefoxxshow it was #love & #sisterhood,” Sherri wrote in the caption of a collage of pictures. “We were pregnant at the same time, shared painful divorces, celebrated & supported each other, commiserated together. Garcelle is more than meets the eye. You want to feel like you’re sitting with your best girlfriend? Pour a glass of wine & read Garcelle’s Memoir “Love Me As I Am” and you’ll fall in love with my friend. ‘I’ll always be Sheila to your Fancy!’”

The love has been pouring in for Garcelle. However, everyone isn’t happy about it.

Garcelle’s “RHOBH” co-star Erika Jayne posted a video on her IG Stories of Garcelle’s book in her trash can:

 

ERIKA THREW GARCELLE’S BOOK IN THE TRASH! OH HELL NO! #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/OrU2YnQsQ7

— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) April 10, 2022

 

The post comes on the heels of Garcelle sharing a snippet from the “RHOBH” Season 12 trailer where she finally CLEARED Erika:

 

You know how else you can look bad all on your own? By not pre-ordering your copy of #LoveMeAsIAm before it comes out on Tuesday Get yours: https://t.co/NAPCJDNgAe pic.twitter.com/NSQuXOfZTb

— Garcelle Beauvais (@GarcelleB) April 10, 2022

The perfect promo if you ask us.  

Towards the end of last season, Erika totally flipped on Garcelle after previously being cool with her. Apparently, Erika felt Garcelle was trying to make her look bad (she wasn’t) amid her legal troubles that involve her being mixed up with her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s umpteen million dollar embezzlement and fraud lawsuit.

Last night, Erika hopped on Twitter to answer questions from fans and made sure to talk trash about Garcelle and her book. She tweeted Garcelle should cut her a check for using her to promote her book.

”She should cut me a check,” Erika tweeted about Garcelle’s book.

”Don’t use my name to promote your book. Use your famous friends,” Erika wrote in another tweet to the same fan.

Peep the tweets:

 

 

Clearing up things, Erika addressed a fan saying Garcelle did NOT write about her in the book. It seems she’s coming for Garcelle for using that clip to promote her book. 

 

Girl…

Ever since Erika posted that video, Garcelle has been trending on social media, boosting sales:

 

Heavenly meant what she said! #RHOBH #Married2Med pic.twitter.com/IDchfETHGZ

— OMFGRealityTV (@OMFGRealityTV) April 13, 2022

 

 

Crystal got her copy #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/UQE3931etQ

— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) April 12, 2022

 

I’ve been a Garcelle stan since DAY ONE (check the receipts) but her saying to Erika’s face "I don’t have to make you look bad, you do that on your own" is iconic — and incredibly true #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/hyhzZGaNe0

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 7, 2022

 

 

Garcelle counting all of the new sales of her book after Erika gave her free promo #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/tlu33rzMtT

— mary’s wigs (@RealHWLover) April 11, 2022

 

 

The fact that we’re all posting the same clip of the trailer where Garcelle ate Erika. THIS IS THE GARCELLE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

STAN CARD NEVER DECLINED! #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/y12W3jDysV

— RealityTvDigest (@DigestRealityTv) April 7, 2022

 

This tweet is great. It implies 1. Erika isn’t famous 2. She isn’t Garcelle’s friend (despite Garcelle being disproportionately compassionate with her last season) and she doesn’t like her name being used to sell things because there are more famous people than her. #rhobh pic.twitter.com/bUEH9Wl4Ej

— Real Housewives Of Brokeass Hills (@of_housewives) April 13, 2022

 

 

The real funny part about Erika throwing Garcelle’s book in the trash, is that she, or someone from her camp, likely went and bought the book — that’s a check for Garcelle. Not only that, she’s now giving Garcelle free promotion! She really thought she did something.
#RHOBH pic.twitter.com/QIoexJHqDa

— The Third King (@thirdking0208) April 10, 2022

 

 

Look what came today! Had to support my fav #RHOBH and the original Sagittarius G! @GarcelleB pic.twitter.com/XDup2YIqTZ

— Giselle Phelps (@GisellePhelps) April 13, 2022

 

At the end of the day, Garcelle is independently VERY relevant, booked AND busy. They HATE that, but they will just have to deal.

As for the upcoming new season…

Season 12 of "RHOBH" is set to return for another round of exhilarating highs and shocking lows with housewives Garcelle Beauvais, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Kung Minkoff.

Some new faces will be joining the 90210 group of ladies, including Garcelle’s friend Sheree Zampino (Will Smith‘s ex), new housewife Diana Jenkins and resident socialite Kathy Hilton will return.

The new season premieres Wednesday, May 11th at 8pm ET/PT.

Peep the trailer below:

Will you be watching?

Photos: Garcelle’s IG/Erika’s IG/BRAVO

Date Night In Hollywood Takes Over The Oscars 2022 Afterparty Scene: MBJ, Lori Harvey, Ciara, Russell, The Wades & More All Boo’d Up

It was date night on the Oscars 2022 afterparty scene! Watch your fave YBF couples get all loved and boo’d up during the awards festivities inside…

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are still going strong and being cute as ever together. While they have been dating for a little over a year, they just reached a new milestone in the relationship. The happy couple posed it up together for their first red carpet appearance at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty. And they looked DAMN good while doing it.

The dress. The hair. Everything was on point as Lori worked a sheer sculptural strapless Tony Ward gown with a sheer netted skirt. She literally looked like a piece of art.

 

 
 

 

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Gorge.

The Black Panther star was smitten with Lori. He could hardly keeps his hands and lips off of her:

 

 
 

 

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Love to see it.

 

Lori and MBJ weren’t the only lovebirds at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty….

NFL QB Russell Wilson and Ciara shut ish down on the carpet before getting to the party. 

One thing about Russ, he loves him some CiCi and he doesn’t mind showing her how much he wants her. Watch them all boo’d up below:  

 

 
 

 

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The couples were heavy on love and affection:

 

 
 

 

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Actress Gabrielle Union and former NBA star Dwyane Wade served up #BlackLove vibes on the afterparty scene.

 

 
 

 

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Another married couple on the scene…

 

 

 
 

 

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EGOT John Legend and Chrissy Teign were all smiles on the carpet. In the caption of the flick Chrissy posted, she joked about purchasing the flicks (to avoid being sued).

"Don’t worry @johnlegend I bought the Getty ones of us too!! Including the one of me yelling at u I’m sorry my anxiety manifests into quick outbursts lol," she wrote. Ha!

 

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Jordyn Woods snapped it up with "Uncle Will" to celebrate his big win.

Swipe through our Oscars afterparty gallery below for more!

Photos: Getty/Instagram 

BACK OUTSIDE FOR THE 2022 OSCARS!

FASHION FAM: Gabrielle, D. Wade, Zaya & Kaavia Ate Everybody Up As A Family At The ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ Premiere

Zaya Wade served up high-fashion model vibes on the red carpet at the Cheaper By The Dozen premiere in Los Angeles with the whole family also looking bomb – father Dwyane Wade, step-mom Gabrielle Union, and baby sister Kaavia James Union Wade. Watch the material gworl and the whole fam pose it up inside….

A family that slays together, stays together.

It’s clear Zaya Wade has a love for fashion and she’s morphing into a high-end fashionista right before our eyes.

Last night, The Wade Family appeared on the red carpet for Gabrielle Union’s new Disney+ movie Cheaper By The Dozen held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The movie is a reboot of the 2003 family comedy and its set to premiere this Friday, March 18th on Disney+.

 

 
 

 

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The 14-year-old fashion lover served legs for days in a Valentino ‘fit ripped straight from the SS22 ready-to-wear runway.

 

E a minha it girl favorita das teens, a Zaya Wade, perfeita de Valentino SS22 RTW para a estreia de #CheaperByTheDozen pic.twitter.com/Mzbh0T2gei

— Kiki (@KikiMioBS) March 17, 2022

 

 

 
 

 

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The entire family was fly…

 

 
 

 

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Both Gabby and Kaavia rocked matching ALTUZARRA outfits, giving mommy-daughter vibes. The proud mom accessorized her look with Bulgari jewels and so did her husband, D. Wade.

The former NBA player kept it dapper in a look from British luxury brand Dunhill.

 

 
 

 

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Also on the carpet…

Producer/Co-Screenwriter Kenya Barris kept it cool in luxe eyewear on the carpet. 

 

 
 

 

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Movie dad and "Queen Sugar" star Timon Kyle Durrett – who stars in the film – was also in the mix.

The cast and crew – including Caylee Blosenski, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Aryan Simhadri, Leo Abelo Perry, Journee Brown, Gabrielle Union, Luke Prael, Zach Braff, Erika Christensen, Sebastian Cote, Andre Robinson, Timon Kyle Durrett, Christian Cote, Simeon Othello Daise and June Diane Raphael – linked up on the carpet for a photo-op.

 

Cheaper By The Dozen will premiere tomorrow March 18th on Disney+.

Photos: Getty

Ex-NBA Player Kwame Brown SLAMS Dwyane Wade For Allowing His Daughter Zaya Wade To ‘Disrespect’ Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Former NBA player Kwame Brown is not happy with the way Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya Wade, honored Kobe Bryant’s legacy on the second anniversary of his death. Find out all he had to say about D. Wade and Zaya’s tribute inside….

Ex-NBA star Kwame Brown is letting the world know he isn’t pleased with how the daughter of former NBA star Dwyane Wade paid tribute to Kobe Bryant’s legacy.

Kwame is pissed that D. Wade’s daughter, 14-year-old Zaya Wade – wore a #8 jersey dress to pay tribute to the NBA icon. He called it “disrespectful.”

On Instagram, Zaya shared a photo of himself rocking a custom designed #8 jersey dress from Gypsysport’s SS’22 collection to honor the live of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who lost their lives with seven others in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020:

 

 

 
 

 

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”always remembering and honoring Kobe and Gianna,” she captioned. Zaya also reposted posts from his step-mother Gabrielle Union and “Little Fires Everywhere” star Kerry Washington:

Well, Kwame made it known he’s NOT feeling the tribute…at all.

Kwame directed all of his heat towards D. Wade – who has been super supportive of his daughter – since Zaya is a child – he said. Kwame blamed D. Wade for allowing Gabby to "run his household" and said Kobe would never go for this.

During his “Bust Life” YouTube series, Kwame said the ex-Miami Heat star doesn’t “level up as a man" and said Zaya’s tribute is a disservice to Kobe’s masculinity and faith.

"I’m not saying there’s anything against homosexuals, but [Kobe] is a heterosexual man. Why is he being honored by making his jersey into a dress? Wear his goddamn jersey for the day to honor him without the dress part," Brown added.

”Let’s please not show our Black brother in this light. This is no offense to nobody else. This man was a heterosexual man with a wife and a family. There’s no reason for this to be tied to Kobe Bryant. None whatsoever."

Peep the clip below:

As of now, D. Wade nor Gabby has responded. Thoughts?

Photos: Getty/Zaya’s IG 

Ryan Destiny & Keith Powers SPLIT After 4 Years Together, Still ‘Remaining Close’

One of our favorite couples is DUNZO!  Ugh!  Details on Ryan Destiny & Keith Powers‘ split inside.

 

They’ve been a couple we’ve loved for years, ever since their chemistry was high-key the cutest.  And now, they’re over.

Ryan Destiny, 27, and Keith Powers, 29, have called it quits, this according to People magazine.  The former "Star" and "Grownish" actress and the New Edition Story star first met in 2015, and they’ve been putting their love on front street ever since.  Until now.

"They’re taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends," says the source.

There’s no word from either of them about the split on social media, and there might not ever be since they’ve always been pretty private while never hiding their relationship.  They often shared their baecays and sweet snaps with fans.

The couple covered We The Urban back in 2019 – looking super sexy by the way – and dished about first meeting at a 2015 Teen Vogue party and why showcasing black love is so important to them.

"For a minute we tried to hide it for numerous reasons, but as human beings sometimes you want to just shout to the world ‘I love this person and I’m happy!’" Destiny said about keeping their romance low-key. "We try to find a balance. I’m already a private person and very career driven so reminding people that I am my own person is important."

Keith opened up about their black love saying:

"It is so important for our people to see healthy Black love. Whether it’s a relationship, marriage or even friendships," he said. "Black love gives us hope. When you see Black love flourish, it’s powerful."

We’re ACTUALLY sad to see them split, but we wish them both the best.

Ketih has plenty to keep him busy these days, including two starring roles on two upcoming Netflix films (The Uglies and The Perfect Find with Gabrielle Union).  And it looks like Ryan is pushing on though, vacaying with her girls – like that recent ski trip with Normani – and taking time to herself.

 

 
 

 

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Love to see it.

P.S. Ryan and Keith coincidentally starred together in Big Sean’s 2019 video for "Single Again":

See, the way our superstitions are set up, they would have had to change the name of this song first…..

 

EXTRAS:

1.  A white Oxford Graduate school Rhodes Scholar just had her prestigious scholarship revoked after it was discovered she led about being poor.  STORY

2.  A record breaking year at TSA check points.  There’s been over 6,000 guns – about 86% of them loaded – confiscated around the country.  Atlanta had the most at over 500.  STORY

 

Photos: Kathy Hutchins for Shutterstock/lev radin for Shutterstock/Getty/Instagram

 

Blue Ivy Serves Up Mini Beyonce Vibes At LA Rams Game With Jay-Z + Sewage Pipe BURSTS Next To Travis Scott’s Suite

Blue Ivy and her dad Jay-Z popped up for football festivities over the weekend and little Blue was a mini replica of her famous mother, Beyonce Knowles Carter. Travis Scott also popped up on the scene where he was met with a “sh*tty” welcome. More inside…

Super Bowl LVI is right around the corner, so this past weekend was all about football as NFL teams battled it out on the field to advance in the playoffs. Celebs made their way to SoFi Stadium to watch the wild card matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.

Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z turned the event into a daddy-daughter date as he was spotted in the stands with his 10-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who celebrated a milestone birthday just a few weeks ago. They watched the Rams defeat the Cardinals, 34 to 11.

Little Blue looked like a mini replica of her mother, Beyonce, styling in her gold chain necklaces, hooped earrings and a cute pair of glasses. If this isn’t Bey’s twin!

Around this time last year, Hov, Blue and & Bey were all together for the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium (atop), where the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rapper Travis Scott has been keeping a low profile since his deadly Astroworld Festival back in November, but he decided to step out for the NFL playoffs this weekend.

Unfortunately, he got caught up in a “sh*tty” situation.

 

Travis Scott attended Rams game yesterday but he got a stinky surprise.. a sewage pipe burst — causing the suite next to Trav to evacuate pic.twitter.com/KTqBXh9osU

— flame (@traviscottflame) January 18, 2022

 

During the second half of the game, a sewage pipe burst, causing the everyone in the suite next to Travis to evacuate, which caused a nasty smell throughout the boxes.

TMZ reports:

You can see a mix of cleaning staff and equipment do their best to clean up the mess as quickly as possible, but our sources say it was almost enough to get some people to leave.

Eventually, we’re told Travis left with about 2 minutes left in the first-round playoff game, but he didn’t miss much — the Rams blew out the Cardinals 34-11 — besides the stench.

However, it was during the second half of the game when all hell broke loose — a sewage pipe burst — causing the suite next to Trav to evacuate, and sending a putrid smell throughout the lower boxes. 

Former NBA baller Dwyane Wade spent his 40th birthday with his wife Gabrielle Union at the Rams vs. Cardinals wild card game:

 

#DwyaneWade’s spending his 40th birthday with wife #GabrielleUnion at the Rams vs. Cardinals wildcard playoff game tonight in LA. Happy bday!  https://t.co/8HSZc7aQV4 pic.twitter.com/AxHKb4SMLH

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) January 18, 2022

 

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”Insecure” star Jay Ellis, “Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny, comedienne Leslie Jones, rapper Tyga, and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was also in the stands having fun.

 

 

 
 

 

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Super Bowl LVI is still a go in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, 2022. How y’all got going to the Super Bowl?!

Photo: Twitter

Judge Rules Vanessa Bryant Must Turn Over Mental Health Records In Fatal Crash Photos Lawsuit

Vanessa Bryant is being ordered to hand over personal mental health records in her invasion of privacy lawsuit against Los Angeles County. She filed the lawsuit after first responders shared pictures of her husband Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant’s bodies from the helicopter crash site that killed them and seven others. Details inside…

New updates about the invasion of privacy lawsuit Vanessa Bryant filed against Los Angeles County are trickling in.

According to reports, a judge ordered Kobe Bryant’s widow to turn over four years of therapy records, spanning from January 1, 2017, to the present. The move comes two weeks after U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Eick rejected the county’s request to force Vanessa to undergo a psychiatric exam. He ruled that the county’s motion to force Vanessa and others to undergo the evaluation was untimely, as the trial is scheduled for February.

The 39-year-old widow filed the invasion of privacy lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and the county in September 2020. She’s seeking damages for emotional distress and mental anguish after learning eight L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies allegedly took graphic photographs of the victims at the crash site and shared them with unauthorized people.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed members of his department took and shared the photos in personal settings, but the county is arguing Vanessa is suffering emotional distress strictly due to the death of her husband and daughter and not the photos since they were never released to the public. Only the county coroner’s office and investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were permitted to photograph the crash scene.

In response to the suit, the county filed a motion asking the court to grant it access to Vanessa’s therapy records that date back to 2017 and it was granted. Mrs. Bryant and her therapist have to produce the requested documents by November 29th.

Prior to Judge Eick’s ruling, Mrs. Bryant’s attorney – Mari Saigal – argued the request for therapy records further invades her privacy.

“This effort should be seen for what it is: an attempt to bully Mrs. Bryant into dropping her case to avoid her private therapy records being brandished in open court and reported on by media outlets,” the attorney wrote.

Miller Barondess, a law firm representing L.A. County, argued that the motion wasn’t an intimidation tactic, but a "routine part of discovery."

“When a plaintiff puts her mental condition at issue and demands compensation for severe emotional distress, like Plaintiff has done here, she opens the door to discovery about her mental health,” the filing reads. “The County’s request for Plaintiff’s therapy records is not an intimidation tactic, as Plaintiff argues; it’s a routine part of discovery in emotional distress cases."

In June 2021, Vanessa Bryant and the family members of the seven other victims reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit launched last year over the devestating helicopter crash that killed NBA icon Kobe Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant and seven others – including John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, and Christina Mauser – in January 2020.

Island Express Helicopters, Inc. (the company that operated the Sikorsky helicopter), the estate of the pilot Ara Zobayan (who perished himself in the crash) and another company agreed to settle the claims. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2.5 million settlement involving the Mauser and Altobelli families. They filed a lawsuit similar to Vanessa’s, alleging employees "showed off" photos of the deadly crash.

Vanessa’s trial will begin in February, 22, 2022. The other two families agreed to settle for $1.25 million each.

Over the weekend…

Vanessa was honored with the ‘Giving Tree Award’ for her dedication to children in need at the Baby2Baby 10 Year Gala Present­ed by Paul Mitchell.

The event celebrated the 10th anniversary of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides basic essentials to children living in poverty, and raised more than $8.5 million to support the organization’s critical COVID-19 and disaster relief efforts to support families and communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Her gorgeous daughter, Natalia Bryant, was in attendance to celebrate her mother.

 

 

 
 

 

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Gorge. 

Singer Ciara was also in the mix to celebrate with her bestie and to hit the stage in her honor.

Check out the appreciation video for Vanessa that features her daughter Natalia, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Serena Williams, Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys, LaLa Anthony, Paul Gasol, and Kim Kardashian.

 

 
 

 

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Vanessa’s younger daughters – Capri & Bianka – were also in the audience:

 

 
 

 

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Fab times. Congrats, Vanessa!

 

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Keke Palmer Gets Cutesy With Her Boo Darius Jackson At The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Keke Palmer and her boo Darius Jackson can’t keep their hands off one another. The couple was spotted getting cutesy at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic over the weekend. See their coupledom flicks and shots of other celebs in the mix inside…

Keke Palmer is seemingly in love y’all! She’s back outside and hitting up events with her boo.

Over the weekend, the 28-year-old actress got dressed up and made her way to Will Rogers Historic State Park in the Pacific Palisades for the return of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, one of the biggest social events of the season. It’s a super fancy celebration of champagne and polo.

Attendees weren’t required to wear masks at the outside event, but they did have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.

"Hamilton" star Renée Elise Goldsberry opened up the event with her rendition of the National Anthem before folks enjoyed an afternoon of polo. Swipe to see her performance below:

 

 
 

 

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HUSTLERS star Keke Palmer – who will star in the final season of "Insecure" – was spotted all boo’d up with her BAE Darius Jackson, looking very much like a couple. She was all smiles sitting on his lap in a leopard Etro dress. The couple stopped and smiled for a cute photo-op while enjoying the event.

When it comes to "titles," Keke doesn’t like them. So, she’s likely avoiding the official "boyfriend" tag. However, she seems really into him. She’s constantly posting cute videos with him on her social media accounts:

 

 
 

 

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As the kids say, "they cute or whateva."

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"L.A. Finest" star Gabrielle Union put her husband Dwyane Wade to work before stepping out to the Polo Classic. She posed it up in a green Elie Saab number before making her way to the event.

Once there…

The fab mom snapped it up with Queen & Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith (who looked amazing) and "Euphoria" star Jacob Elordi.

Fab times.

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New Utah Jazz Owner Dwyane Wade Coaches Donovan Mitchell From The Sidelines During Playoff Game – ‘I’m Excited About Giving Back’

New Utah Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade is sharing his expertise with the younger generation of ballers. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell served up one of his best playoff performances thanks to some coaching from retired NBA baller D. Wade.

Deets on how D. Wade helped the Jazz secure Game 1 from the sidelines inside…

 

 
 

 

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Life after the NBA is still all about the NBA for Dwyane Wade.

It’s been a successful year for D. Wade as he became a minority owner of the Utah Jazz. And not only is her part owner, he’s on the sidelines giving real-time coaching gems while sitting next to his wife, Gabrielle Union.

It appears D. Wade’s guidance is helping. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell served up one of his best playoff performances in Game 1 as he and his team went up against the LA Clippers…and won. The final score was 112 – 109. So, it seems D. Wade’s presence at games is major key for the team.

Check it:

.@DwyaneWade giving Spida advice from courtside pic.twitter.com/7HRV9NQvt2

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 9, 2021

After the game, Donovan Mitchell talked about being grateful to have D. Wade on the sidelines to help guide him:

"It’s great to have someone that I call my brother being part of this organization." – @spidadmitchell on @DwyaneWade

Mitchell: 45 PTS in Game 1 W.. Game 2 is Thursday at 10pm/et on ESPN pic.twitter.com/8p6QzZ5LSe

— NBA (@NBA) June 9, 2021

"It’s great to have someone that I call my brother sitting courtside, being part of this organization just trying to help me out and find ways to improve and not just for myself but finding ways with the team," Donovan said.

It was a historic night for Donovan as it marked his fourth 40-point playoff game, tying him with Jazz legend Karl Malone for the most in franchise history. Sweet.

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In a recent piece for GQ, the NBA Finals MVP shared how he’s excited about giving back to the younger generation of players, including his "little brother" Donovan Mitchell.

"That’s my little brother. I’ve definitely taken a big brother role in his life. To have that relationship with him and to know it’s going to continue, it feels good. It feels right. It’s so cool, man. I get to continue to impart my knowledge of the game to him. He’s already 24 years old and he’s got a lot more growth to do and he’s already a critical player in our league. So, I’m excited about giving back whatever I’ve learned to him so his career will be greater than mine ever was. And that’s the goal, you’ve got to make sure the generations to come are greater. Right? That’s how the game moves forward."

Gotta love it.

The future Hall of Famer also addressed crazed fans’ actions, which some say are rooted in racism:

GQ: You said yourself that there aren’t that many Black people in Salt Lake City. We’ve recently seen these racist fan reactions coming from places like Philly, New York, Boston and Salt Lake. Ja Morant called what happened to his family when the Grizzlies played the Jazz in the first round of the playoffs “inappropriate shit.” What do you make of the last three years of public dissension at NBA games, which dates back to an altercation between Russell Westbrook and a Utah fan in 2019?

D. Wade: Every arena has a small group of people who get a little bit unruly, who get a little bit too much into the game. It is in every arena. And I’ve played in every arena, so I know it’s in every arena. It’s unfortunate, man. Basketball is different without fans, and now that fans are back in the building, it feels like basketball again. And we’re having these situations in different arenas. It shows you that a lot of people are coming out of caged-up situations. Been in the house, been locked away. People gotta get the rules again. You gotta get back to how life should work. And a lot of people are crossing that line. And it’s unfortunate.

When I was a player, fans said stuff to me and I said stuff back to them. Let’s keep it like that. But it’s getting to a place where….throwing stuff on people? It’s getting unruly. You can talk back and forth, that’s a part of the game. Talk to people on the sidelines, talk to other teams. But when you start doing stuff like throwing things at guys, that’s when the disrespect really comes in. The NBA has to continue to do a good job, if they can, in making sure this is a secure place for the players and the fans as well.

Thoughts?

 

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STILL ON LIFE SUPPORT: DJ Funkmaster Flex Scolds Hip Hop Community For Failing DMX Before Overdose + Huge Prayer Vigils Held Outside Hospital

Prayers are still going up for rapper DMX as this is Day 4 of the rapper being on life support. DJ Funkmaster Flex goes off on X’s industry friends for not stepping in before he suffered a drug overdose. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered outside of the hospital X is in for a prayer vigil as he continues to fight for his life. Everything inside…

Sadly, rapper DMX is still not doing better.

The Yonkers native (real name Earl Simmons) is still reportedly on life support and has little to no brain activity or function, according to his former manager Nakia Walker, following a reported drug overdose. She told The New York Times the Grammy nominated rapper is in a "vegetative state" with "lung and brain failure."

X’s longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, revealed X had a heart attack late Friday (April 2nd) and was taken to the hospital where he reportedly had to be resuscitated and placed on life support, contradicting an earlier statement about his condition. He told NBC News he misspoke earlier when he said the rapper had been taken off life support and was breathing on his own.

It’s reported X had to be resuscitated for 30 minutes following the overdose. Being without oxygen for so long severely impacted his brain.

The 50-year-old rapper is the father of 15 children. Several of his children have reportedly traveled to the hospital in White Plains, NY to be by his side. His ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, his fiancé, Desiree Lindstrom (the mother of his five-year-old son, Exodus), and his mother, Arnett, are also at the hospital. The family is only allowed to visit him on a limited basis.

Hundreds of fans gathered outside of the hospital in White Plains for a prayer vigil yesterday (April 5th). They prayed, ate pizza and blasted his music in the parking lot for some positive vibes:

Dozens of fans are outside White Plains Hospital where rapper DMX has been on life support since Friday. A prayer vigil is expected to start at 5.
Police are already blocking off part of the street because they’re expecting such a large turnout.@News12WC pic.twitter.com/5BmaJjhbL4

— Karen Hua (@k_hua) April 5, 2021

“He’s a local—he’s one of us—he’s family.”
There are at least 500 people here praying for DMX. The rapper is in the hospital on life support after having a heart attack on Friday. Born in Yonkers, having grown up in poverty, he’s known for giving back to the community.@News12WC pic.twitter.com/ewXJ0dLi3L

— Karen Hua (@k_hua) April 5, 2021

Fans gather outside of White Plains Hospital for DMX’s prayer vigil pic.twitter.com/cpSbNMZ8Qj

— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) April 5, 2021

Nothing but love at this DMX prayer vigil. pic.twitter.com/qeniFgOEwb

— King Malcolm  (@_KingMalcolm) April 5, 2021

HOT 97’s DJ Funkmaster Flex is placing blame on X’s industry friends because he said they should have done more since they knew he was battling drug addiction.

“The music business is a gorilla. It’s a bottomless pit of happiness or depression,” he said. “I don’t wanna say people don’t help you but I do want to say there are people who actually know [when a star is struggling, but don’t help] sometimes.”

“You don’t always get the best help when money is being made,” he added, “It’s rough for someone like a DMX who may be in a mental and emotional state of childhood trauma that has happened to him and then being thrown into the money and fame.”

“I know he shares his demons and we may have to amplify that demon and amplify his story and his feelings so that the next generation can kind of see a little better, a little clearer,” he said.

Peep the clip below:

A clip of the “Slipping” rapper explaining how he first got into drugs has gone viral. In the emotional clip, X recalls how his mentor laced a blunt with crack when he was just 14-years-old.

Folks on here joking about DMX the same way they did with Chadwick. You have no idea what people are going through.

X wasn’t perfect, but you don’t understand what the streets do to you. Talking about “BLM”, so long as the Black lives check your boxes.pic.twitter.com/D5gZHJAv1c

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) April 4, 2021

In September 2019, X announced a musical comeback after inking a new deal with Def Jam. He was prepping to release a Christmas album, titled DMX-Mas, but it was never released. He ended up checking himself into rehab after spending a year in prison for tax fraud.

The “Party Up” rapper was released from federal prison in January 2019 after he was sentenced to one year behind bars for tax evasion in March 2018.

The tragic news about the “Where the Hood At” rapper sparked an outpouring across social media, where celebrities asked for prayers for the Yonkers native, including Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, T.I., Chance The Rapper, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union and tons more. You can check it out HERE.

Below are a few more celeb reactions to X from Travis Scott, Lil Boosie, Mariah Carey, Drag-On (former Ruff Ryderz artist) and more:

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Sending out prayers to DMX and family. Stay Strong

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Still praying he pulls through! 

 

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Saweetie Breaks Her Silence About That Elevator Fight With Quavo, LAPD Launches Investigation For Possible Domestic Violence

That now viral elevator fight between former couple Saweetie & Quavo has the internet in a tizzy, and the "Back To The Streets" rapper is breaking her silence about it for the first time.  The latest on what she and LAPD are saying, inside.

Whew. The Saweetie and Quavo breakup went from messy to down right problematic, and we’re now seeing just how toxic their 2.5 years of coupledom has been.

Last week, Saweetie took to Twitter to confirm her single status while high key calling Quavo a cheater.  Quavo’s toxic response was followed by the "Take Care" heard around the world.  But just when we thought that was the end of it – even though that end came quite quickly after what seemed like the picture perfect relationship – it was FAR from the end of it.

Earlier this week, surveillance video from inside an apartment complex elevator – which is reportedly Saweetie’s apartment complex – leaked.  It’s unclear what happened before the elevator doors opened, but we first see Saweetie take a swipe at Quavo and grab the Call of Duty console box he had in his hands. Then Quavo grabs back at her, yanks her into the elevator with him as she is flung into the back wall of the elevator.  She then drops to the floor seemingly in distress.  Quavo doesn’t aid her, but simply looks at her and stays on the elevator after it arrives on another floor.  Others were waiting to get on the elevator, and Saweetie eventually limps off the elevator with Quavo.

It’s unclear what led to this altercation and what happened after, but we do know they stayed together afterwards as the video was from 2020.

Neither Saweetie nor Quavo spoke on the video…until today. "Tap In" rapper Saweetie told TMZ:

"This unfortunate incident happened a year ago, while we have reconciled since then and moved past this particular disagreement, there were simply too many other hurdles to overcome in our relationship and we have both since moved on."

We assume those "other hurdles" were the cheating situations Saweetie referenced last week.  Back in 2019 there were rumors of cheateration, but Twitter quickly called the alleged side chick a fake.

It may have been LAPD launching an investigation today that made Saweetie suddenly speak out. TMZ revealed earlier that they’re possibly considering this as a domestic violence situation – on both sides:

Our sources say the situation could be considered an instance of domestic violence, where both parties are in the wrong. Cops want to determine what happened before and after the elevator surveillance footage was captured.

Law enforcement sources tell us LAPD detectives have seen the video, obtained by TMZ, showing the now ex-couple fighting over a video game console box, and cops want to meet with both parties, separately, to discuss what went down.

 

This is so much. 

Saweetie’s cousin Gabrielle Union posted up this Tweet that could be meant for anyone, but the timing is certainly interesting:

Quavo’s sister posted some shade about Saweetie right after the breakup, and Saweetie’s aunt/bestie Whitney Harp got involved as well:

 

 

 
 

 

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By the way, Quavo did not repossess that custom Bentley he copped Saweetie for Christmas despite rampant rumors that he did.

Family feuds and elevator feuds…..we wish everybody the best.

 

Photogs: Ron Adar, Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock.com

A Nervous Zaya Wade Asked Michelle Obama Advice For Teens During One-On-One Q&A

Zaya Wade missed school for a chance of a lifetime! She got the chance to interview one of her idols, Forever First Lady Michelle Obama. Find out what advice Mrs. O gave Zaya and other teens inside…

Talk about a conversation of a lifetime!

Zaya Wade is only 13 years old, but she’s already using her platform to represent teens who relate to her way of life.

It’s not everyday you get to hope on a video conference with Forever First Lady Michelle Obama. Well, that happened for Zaya (transdaughter of retired NBA star Dwyane Wade). She was SO nervous during the virtual Q&A. It was cute watching her calm herself down as FLOTUS greeted her when they hopped on the conference call.

"I’m so nervous. I’m meeting an idol. I’m literally meeting an idol," said Zaya. "I’ve been preparing for this moment for so long."

Apparently, Zaya had to miss a class or two for the virtual Q&A, but we’re talking Michelle Obama here!

"I hear you’re slotting me in between school, so I feel very special," FLOTUS joked. "Ask your teacher for forgiveness from me because you’re doing me a favor."

And the teacher better do that favor. Ha.

After getting more comfortable, Zaya kicked off the Q&A asking FLOTUS for advice that she would give teens "who want to be themselves and thrive like you have and currently are."

"Well, like you have and currently are," the “Becoming” author said to Zaya. "I am just so proud of you, you know, being just an amazing role model and embracing your truth."

The most important gem Mrs. O dropped was to remind teens that they have to “be patient with yourself” when it comes to learning who you are.

"All young people are trying on different versions, different voices, they’re learning more about their intellect, they’re learning about what they love, what they’re good at, what they like. This is the period of exploration."

Agree. The 57-year-old lawyer then turned it over to Zaya, asking her what advice she would give teens to find themselves. Last year, the then 12-year-old came out as transgender and was met with backlash. Despite the controversy, D. Wade & his wife Gabrielle Union have been 1,000% supportive parents for Zaya.

"We all think that we thrive with people who are just like us, but I think getting a different perspective from someone else who isn’t like you really helps," Zaya said. "That definitely helped me in becoming me and defining my truth."

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”So glad I got to talk about Becoming for teens readers with an idol of mine,” Zaya wrote on Instagram. “Make sure you check out @michelleobama new book Becoming! Link in my stories.”

 

 

 
 

 

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Come through interview skills.

Not only can Zaya handle an interview with a living icon, it appears she has acting talents as well. It doesn’t hurt that actress Gabrielle Union is her step-mother. Watch their Ten Things I Hate About You TikTok below:

 

 

 
 

 

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‘I THINK MY BUTT GETTING BIG!’ Did Our Faves & More Dominate The #BUSSITCHALLENGE? WATCH!

Yeah, you’ve seen it on your timeline. The #BUSSITCHALLENGE is taking over social media. Watch celebs and few real-life YBFers show off their knees of steel inside…

Another challenge is blowing up on social media following the highly popular #SavageChallenge & the #DontRushChallenge.

Folks have been tapping in on the #BUSSITCHALLENGE to show off their glow-up and knees of steel because listen, everyone isn’t able. You DEF need some “Meg knees” to participate in this challenge.

The new craze involves participants to record two videos. In the first clip, people usually dress down in either pajamas or sweats. Right when the beat drops, the clip goes to the 2nd half of the video where the participant is all dressed up in their finest. Participants dance to up-and-coming rapper Erica Banks’ track “Buss It,” which samples Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” lyric where he says, “Girl, I think my butt getting big!”

By the way, Erica is from Texas and she’s signed to Carl Crawford’s 1501 Certified Entertainment label (the same label that signed Megan Thee Stallion).

Monica‘s #BUSSITCHALLENGE with her son is one of the funniest:

Y’all i love Monica so much! Please watch this lol #BussItChallenge pic.twitter.com/Sup7QRHCoU

— Devry (@itsdevry) January 10, 2021

 

HA!

Real-life YBFers, non- YBFers, and tons of celebs have joined in on the challenge. See videos of Gabrielle Union, Tamron Hall, Tracee Ellis Ross, Porsha Williams, Reginae Carter, Nelly’s girlfriend Shantel Jackson, Jackie Aina and tons more below:

 

If black don’t crack had a face @itsgabrielleu how are you 48 ma’am!!??? #bussitchallange #BussItChallenge pic.twitter.com/LK5P3dgEWP

— Lightskin Tupac (@infinite67_) January 12, 2021

 

 

 
 

 

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And here are some real-life YBF (and non-YBF) clips:

 

 
 

 

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Hope this doesn’t flop knees hurting like a mf #BussItChallenge pic.twitter.com/HNudNBKLPz

— jan. 3rd (@TheeeRave) January 14, 2021

Mummy wa is so freaky with the #BussItChallenge pic.twitter.com/O2HRcOVUO0

— Omo Kiikan (@OmoKiikan) January 14, 2021

We’ve also posted tons on our TikTok page: @TheYBF_Daily!

A guy hopped on Twitter to give the real about the #BUSSITCHALLENGE:

 

 
 

 

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Is this true, y’all?

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Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Hair Loss After IVF Treatments, Relaunches Haircare Line ‘Flawless’ + Terry Crews Apologizes To Gabby AGAIN

Gabrielle Union just relaunched her haircare line Flawless, serving up affordable haircare options for black women. And it’s now totally black owned. Get into Gabby’s haircare journey and the latest about her Terry Crews “AGT” drama inside…

Gabrielle Union has been working with her longtime hairstylist and friend Larry Sims to come up with a new line of products that cater to black women’s hair.

 

 
 

 

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Today’s the day! @flawlessbygu is out in the world…. and it’s about celebrating YOU, your personal style, and your healthy hair journey. I hope you can feel the love that went into this Link in bio to shop.

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The multi-hyphenated star partnered up with Larry Sims to re-vamp her haircare line, “Flawless by Gabrielle Union,” which she originally launched in 2017. The new line features 12 products, which include co-wash, shampoo, conditioner, a mask, moisturizing treatments and scalp care. All of the products are available on Amazon for less than $10 each.

While undergoing IVF treatments in 2017, Gabby suffered with hair loss as a side effect. She didn’t feel right launching the brand at that time because “I was bald,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. It made her feel like a fraud pushing a product about hair when her own hair wasn’t healthy.

”When you’re launching a line called Flawless and you feel anything but flawless, you actually feel like a fraud. I didn’t feel confident or transparent, and the investors and ownership group we had at the time didn’t want to wait for my hair to grow back in,” she spilled.

”They only cared about deadlines, and I wasn’t being listened to. I was like, ‘As soon as this time period is up, I want to relaunch Flawless. I want to wrestle back ownership and control of this company.’ And there’s no way in hell I can be transparent about my hair journey without including Larry Sims, who was in the trenches crying right alongside me as my hair fell out.”

The “L.A.’s Finest” star said she and Larry discovered natural ingredients that grew her hair back.

”Larry would be like, ‘There’s another spot,’ and I would break down every time a new bald spot would open up,” she shared. “We tried every home remedy we could find. So that’s where we discovered bacuri butters, raw creatine, biotin, rice oil complex, rice water, aloe, and all of these things that actually grew my hair back. We kept a log of the last two years of my hair growth and of what was working, what didn’t work. We literally took a magnifying glass and were like, ‘We’ve got sprouts! We’ve got action!’"

 

 

 
 

 

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The “Being Mary Jane” star offered up advice to Black entrepreneurs aspiring to experience creative freedom like herself and Larry.

”I cannot say enough about Black ownership. When you do not control a majority ownership of anything, for the most part you have about as much of a say so as your percentage, and if you are just an endorser, that’s a goose egg. If you have no equity or ownership in your company, or it’s less than 51 percent, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be listened to. If you have investors that are not Black, they have to be on board with lowering your profit margins. It would actually make Larry and I assholes to figure out how to grow my hair back, create an amazing line, and then price our own people out of it. Everything is between $4 and $10.”

Good gems.

When she first started working in Hollywood, Gabby said she would wear her hair in “safe” hairstyles that gave her that “girl next door vibe.” Later, she began experimenting with weaves, which we know Hollywood loved. In Almost Christmas, she wanted her character to wear braids, so she made a boss move to make it happen.

”In Almost Christmas, I wanted to wear braids,” she told the publication. “They were like, ‘Well, the character’s really sophisticated and she’s really educated.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, so can I have Senegalese twists?’ There were all these conversations about what constituted an educated, sophisticated, Black, single mom. And braids wasn’t it. I was like, ‘Oh, wait, I’m also an executive producer. So let me talk to myself about this. Okay, I’ve given myself permission.’ That was the first time I dared to buck the system. That was a Black movie. I realized that within our own community, we have different ideas about different hairstyles and what they mean.”

And that’s how it’s done!

You can read more from her interview here.

In other news…

In June, Gabrielle Union filed a discrimination complaint in California against Simon Cowell, Universal TV, Syco Entertainment and Freemantle Productions North America. The filing came a week after NBC wrapped its investigation of the events that led to her firing from "America’s Got Talent" in 2019.

NBC announced it had found "that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union’s appearance, and that neither race nor gender was a contributing factor in the advancement or elimination of contestants at any time."

Before the investigation was complete, "AGT" host Terry Crews, who has been doing the absolute most with the absolute least on Twitter lately, was asked about Gabby’s racism and sexism claims. He basically threw her under the bus, claiming "AGT" was one of the most diverse sets he has ever worked on and that he never experienced any racism behind-the-scenes. He followed up with tweets saying the only woman he needed to please on this earth is his wife. He later came back and apologized.

 

@itsgabrielleu, I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience— but that is what I did. I apologize. You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace.

— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 31, 2020

 

In June, he apologized to Gabby again after he received backlash from comments he made about Black Lives matter on social media.

 

It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have – especially in the workplace- and adding this fact to my earlier apology.

— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 4, 2020

 

Gabby appeared on Jemele Hill‘s Spotify podcast "Jemele Hill Is Unbothered" and the sports journalist asked her about Terry’s controversial comments.

"People hit me [up] all day long and are like, ‘What’s happening,’" Gabby said. "And the only thing I know for sure is that Terry Crews gets three checks from NBC. So, I don’t know if being worried about job stability — which, listen, we all know that if you speak up about racism and white supremacy, you absolutely can be shown the door. We are both very clear on that. So, I don’t know if that’s the motivation.”

ICYMI, my guest on @JHillUnbothered is @itsgabrielleu, who opens up about being called a “witch” (and worse) for supporting her trans daughter, Zaya, and keeps it real about Terry Crews.

Download/subscribe FOR FREE. FULL POD -> https://t.co/96B2UDNSFh pic.twitter.com/psbE74BV3Y

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 28, 2020

"People were like, ‘Well, you weren’t the only Black person on America’s Got Talent, and I was like, ‘No, I was on there with Terry Crews.’ Based on his recent actions, do you really think Terry Crews was an ally, was helpful, was a sounding board? I think Terry Crews is showing us who he is and what he does during times of adversity, and it’s not solidarity.”

After Gabby called him out, the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star hopped on Twitter to apologize again:

 

This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union. If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in.

I’m sorry, @itsgabrielleu #reconciliation https://t.co/o7RCTcX92b

— terry crews (@terrycrews) August 1, 2020

 

"This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union," he tweeted. "If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in. I’m sorry, @itsgabrielleu #reconciliation"

Thoughts?

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Jay-Z, Rihanna & More Write Letter DEMANDING Justice For Black College Student Gunned Down By White Police Officer

Celebs are joining forces to demand justice for a black college student who was fatally shot by a white police officer 10 years ago. Deets inside…

 

Celebrities are stepping up and using their platforms for the greater good.

A group of A-listers joined forces to demand justice for unarmed black Pace University junior – Danroy “DJ” Henry – who was fatally shot by a white Westchester cop in 2010.

Celebs like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Mary J. Blige, Taraji Henson, Pharrell Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Michael K. Williams, and Charlize Theron signed a letter sent to US Attorney General William Barr, urging him to reopen the case of Danroy “DJ” Henry’s slaying and probe possible police misconduct.

”This agonizing case remains an unhealed wound for the Henry family and the people of New York," the letter reads. "DJ, a young Black youth with a bright future ahead of him, was killed for no apparent reason inside his own vehicle."

"The facts of the case reek of local conflict of interest, racial bias and even false testimony," it continued. "But like so many other unarmed and innocent young, black men who find themselves guilty of being at the wrong time, DJ, too, lost his life for no good reason and with absolutely no good explanation — to this very day. Justice, it appears, has been denied."

 

I am so happy that #DJHenry will possibly get the Justice that he deserves. Such a wonderful young man, that was dishonored in death by the cover-up by Police in Westchester County. #SayHisName pic.twitter.com/ma9CNRAeQL

— What the World Needs Now is Love (@Thisizhowwedoit) July 15, 2020

 

The letter asks the Justice Department to reevaluate “whether a pattern of discrimination” led to DJ’s killing.

“If it did — deliver the justice that restores this young man’s name and reputation, while giving hope to other young black men who are just like him and desperate for change,” the letter states.

DJ’s father, Danroy Henry Sr., told Page Six that the family was grateful for the support in demanding justice for his son.

"We appreciate that they’re leaning into the moment and that they’re willing to stand behind us on this really important matter," he said.

DJ – who was a 20year-old college football player – was gunned down by a white police officer. The officer claims DJ tried to run him over with his vehicle and he was forced to shoot him.

PEOPLE reports:

On Oct. 17, 2010, DJ, a 20-year-old college football player, had been out celebrating at a sports bar with his teammates when a group of patrons got into a fight, CBS News reported.

Police responded to the scene and said that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of Finnegan’s Grill. When he was asked to move, officer Aaron Hess claimed DJ sped toward him, hitting him and propelling him on the hood of the car, which forced Hess to shoot at DJ.

In a deposition, Hess maintained that he thought his life was in danger when he decided to shoot into the car, and that race was not a factor because he couldn’t see through the windshield.

However, new evidence reportedly finds a statement from officer Ronald Beckley where he reveals he had fired at Hess because he was the aggressor in the situation.

"I was shooting at a person that I thought was the aggressor and was inflicting deadly physical force on another," Beckley told Michael Sussman, who deposed him as part of a civil suit filed by the Henry family against Hess and the Village of Pleasantville, per Patch.

According to the deposition obtained by Patch, Beckley also revealed in his deposition that Hess was "mounting" the car rather than being hit by the car as he was shooting, saying he saw "a dark figure in front of that vehicle mounting that vehicle."

DJ’s father said Officer Hess’ account of what went down was “clearly” meant to “villainize our son.” He said they sent their son off to college to play football and he never came home. So sad.

Peep the clip below:

DJ’s friend Brandon Cox, who was in the car with him at the time, said that DJ did what the officer asked him to do before the police shot him. He said Officer Hess started shooting at them unprovoked.

"He started to make a forward motion to move forward. That’s when DJ starts to pull away. He just pulled off slowly," Cox recalled. "Where we were parked there was like there was a curve in the roadway. As we come around that curve, I can see somebody running from in between those two cars with their gun raised."

That’s when Hess reportedly climbed on the hood of the car and began shooting.

DJ’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against Officer Hess and another officer, who allegedly pulled DJ from his car, handcuffed him and left him on the ground to bleed to death. In 2011, a grand jury decided NOT to indict him and in 2015 the US Attorney’s Office also decided NOT to file federal charges against him.

DJ’s family plan to go before Congress to advocate for new legislature that will hold police more accountable for their deadly actions.

 

 

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Gabrielle Union Files Discrimination Complaint On ‘AGT’ Producers, Says NBC’s Paul Telegdy Tried To ‘Silence & Intimidate’ Her For Speaking On Racism

Gabrielle Union is NOT backing down! After NBC wrapped up its investigation into Gabby’s racism accusations, the former “America’s Got Talent” judge has filed a discrimination complaint against “AGT” producers, Simon Cowell and more. More inside…

Gabrielle Union is NOT letting NBC Universal off the hook following racism allegations she made last year that led up to her being fired from the talent competition series. And appears she’s taking steps to take everyone to court over her claims.

According to journalist Yashir Ali, Gabby has filed a discrimination complaint in California against Simon Cowell, Universal TV, Syco Entertainment and Freemantle Productions North America. It’s said she will be filing a separate complaint against “AGT” judge Simon Cowell as well.

In addition to her complaint, she also brought up a new accusation. She revealed NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy allegedly tried to "silence and intimidate" her over speaking out against racism on set.

 

2. Statement from @itsgabrielleu’s attorney Bryan Freedman.

He alleges that the Chairman of NBC Entertainment Paul Telegdy threatened Gabby in an attempt to silence her from telling the truth about racist actions that took place on America’s Got Talent. pic.twitter.com/61X49SLX86

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 4, 2020

 

The discrimination complaint was filed today, via her attorney Bryan Freedman, with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, according to Deadline. Most DFEH complaints are often precursors to lawsuits.

“When Gabrielle Union informed NBC of racially offensive conduct during the taping of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NBC did not ‘stand’ with her in ‘outrage at acts of racism,’” Bryan Freedman said, referencing the company’s recent support of #BlackLivesMatter. “Instead, NBC did not care enough to either promptly investigate Ms. Union’s complaints or even ask HR to get involved. Rather, NBC stood against her and directed its “outrage” at Ms. Union for whistleblowing about the racially offensive conduct she experienced while working for NBC on ‘America’s Got Talent’.”

Deadline has more details below:

“Telegdy contradicted his statements to the media and personally disregarded NBC’s ‘Principles of Business Conduct’ (hereinafter, ‘Code of Conduct’) mandating confidentiality for workplace investigations by contacting Union’s agent and disclosing confidential information obtained during the ongoing investigation into Union’s concerns in an attempt to silence and intimidate Union from providing information to the investigator about her experiences,” the 38-page complaint to the DFEH from lawyer Bryan Freedman that has prompted a right to sue letter (READ IT HERE)

“On or about February 4, 2020, Telegdy threatened Union through her agent and warned Union’s agent that Union had better cease from pursuing her claims of racism while filming AGT. Union’s agent was shocked that the Chairman of NBC Entertainment was attempting to threaten and intimidate Union. Union’s agent could not recall another instance in his career when a senior executive at a network had threatened and intimidated an employee during an ongoing workplace investigation.”

The new filing comes a week after NBC wrapped its investigation of the events that led to her firing from the show in 2019. NBC announced it had found "that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union’s appearance, and that neither race nor gender was a contributing factor in the advancement or elimination of contestants at any time."

"The investigation has shown that the concerns raised by Ms. Union had no bearing on the decision not to exercise the option on her contract," the statement read.

The "Being Mary Jane" star served as a judge on "AGT" for the show’s 14th season, but she was released from her contract after just one season. Gabby believes she was kicked off the show for voicing concerns regarding “toxic and racist culture” she witnessed behind-the-scenes, which included “excessive notes” on her appearance.

Gabrielle Union for Variety – May 2020 #GabrielleUnion pic.twitter.com/k4QBayAkJ2

— Magazine Covers (@_MagazineCovers) May 28, 2020

Last week, the 47-year-old actress spoke out about the "AGT" controversy for the first time in a cover story with Variety.

“At the end of all this, my goal is real change — and not just on this show but for the larger parent company. It starts from the top down,” she said. “My goal is to create the happiest, most high-functioning, inclusive, protected and healthy example of a workplace.”

pic.twitter.com/RYouycx8oQ

— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) June 1, 2020

 

As protests continue in the wake of George Floyd’s filling, NBC shared a statement in "solidarity" with the Black Lives Matter movement. NBC tweeted: “We stand with our black employees, colleagues, partners, and creators in outrage at acts of racism. Black Lives Matter.”

Folks were QUICK to point out how they didn’t STAND with Gabby when she first made her racism accusations: 

I seem to remember otherwise.
Cc: @itsgabrielleu https://t.co/yf6YRPYRk2

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 2, 2020

~@itsgabrielleu has entered the chat. Y’all could’ve kept this. https://t.co/2VWnM6uoHo

— April (@ReignOfApril) June 2, 2020

Gabrielle Union would like a word. https://t.co/8VpG5M2YmG

— Tile Thrower (@kidnoble) June 2, 2020

Y’all fired Gabrielle Union after she reported racial harassment on one of your shows. SNL went over 5+ years without a black woman on the cast https://t.co/YR59PzS9OT

— cuntraversial (@fendifaguette) June 2, 2020

You fired Gabrielle Union for speaking out on racism. https://t.co/fHOX47FAlT

— Loverboy |BIack Lives Matter| (@mikey_strange) June 3, 2020

This the same NBC that fired @itsgabrielleu for speaking out against racism? Must be two NBCs… https://t.co/MVmfpqGvRw

— Ashanti (@ShanLaShawn) June 3, 2020

Hmph. 

NBC said BRING IT and Gabby said ALREADY BEEN BROUGHT! Let’s keep our fingers crossed she scores a victory in court!

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Gabrielle Union Admits She Was A ‘THOT’ Back In The Day, Says She Once Advised Ayesha & Steph Curry To Sleep With Other People

Gabrielle Union reveals she once advised Ayesha & Steph Curry to break up and sleep with other people during her “THOT” era. More inside…

It was a Love & Basketball type vibe on Instagram recently when lovebirds Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry all hopped on Live to chop it up. And it was cute to watch the couples talk about their relationships and how they built their friendships over the years.

The “Being Mary Jane” star revealed she used to be a whole THOT back in the day. And when she met Steph & Ayesha she felt they were too young to be in a committed relationship. She encouraged them both to break up and have sex with other people.

"I was like, ‘You guys, the likelihood of this working out is very low and you should just break up now and have sex with other people,’" Gabrielle said. "I used a little bit more different language but is that not what I told y’all both?"

"You looked at me and said, ‘How old are you? Okay…’” Ayesha replied.

"Precisely, because I was a THOT."

D-Wade even agreed.  Ha!

As you know, Gabby was wrong about their relationship. They got married at the ages of 22 & 23 and are still going strong.

"There are very, very few people that I have met who have been consistent," Gabrielle said later in the Live. "I’ve known you guys for well over a decade and there are a lot of people who talk about faith and there’s a lot of people who talk about moving the culture forward but something isn’t real somewhere. And when people are like, ‘Are they real?’ And I’m like yes!"

Peep the clip below:

 

Gabrielle Union recalls the advice she gave to a young Steph and Ayesha Curry lol pic.twitter.com/C43wN24oSk

— Ayesha Curry Updates (@AyeshaHive) April 26, 2020

 

Good thing Ayesha didn’t take Gabby’s advice on this. But, we kinda get it. 

Thoughts?!

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