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Last Night in L.A.: Tammy Rivera, Lance Gross, Kevin McCall & More Help Kick Off The Release of Transformers: The Last Knight At An Exclusive Sneaker Art Collaboration Event!

Last night, June 21st, in Los Angeles at Nice Kicks, celebrities and influencers helped kicked off the release of Transformers: The Last Knight at an exclusive Sneaker Art collaboration event.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 21: seen at Transformers The Last Knight – Sneaker Event at Nice Kicks on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in downtown Los Angeles, California. (Photo by A Turner Archives)

The one of a kind even featured shoe art from The Shoe Surgeon, Freehand Profit and Transhoeformer where they turned sneakers into actual Transformers backed by the sounds of DJ Brittany Sky. How cool is that?

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Celebrities on hand to witness the works of Autobot art were DJ Hed/Real 92.3,Kendall Kyndall/Social Media Influencer, Kevin McCall/Singer, Kyle Massey/Actor, Lance Gross/Actor, Nafessa Williams/Actress, Skye Townsend/Actress,Tammy Rivera/VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Trinitee Stokes, Disney’s KC Undercover.

What a dope way to celebrate iconic franchise that is Transformers. Take a peak at one of the pieces of shoe art below:

Transformers:The Last Knight is in theaters now! Round up the family this weekend and checkout the action-packed fifth movie in the famed movie franchise.

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Last Night in LA: Laura Govan, Malaysia Pargo & More Attend Cars 3 Screening Hosted By Lance Gross [Photos]

Last Night in L.A.,at the IPic theaters – Westwood on Monday, June 12th, celebrities,influencers and their kids attended a special VIP screening of Disney/Pixar’s latest animated feature Cars 3.

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The night of family fun was hosted by actor/photogrpaher Lance Gross who was accompanied by his wife Rebecca Jefferson-Gross and daughter Berkeley Brynn Gross.

There was plenty of star power in the building to join Gross in seeing the film. Notables in attendace were Angel Brinks (Designer & VH1’s Basketball Wives),Angela Manuel-Davis (Fitness Instructor),Apryl S. Jones (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Los Angeles),Baby Kaely (Hip Hop Artist),Dom Kennedy (Hip Hop Artist),Felicia Latour (Celebrity Makeup Artist),Jaleel White (Actor), Kyla Pratt (Actress), Laura Govan (VH1’s Basketball Wives), Laya Hayes (Actress Voice of Doc McStuffins) & Malaysia Pargo (VH1’s Basketball Wives).

It was night of pure fun and definitely looked like nothing good times indeed! To see more photos from the night checkout the gallery below and be sure to see Cars 3 with the family when it races into theaters this Friday, June 16th.

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Last Night in ATL: Tyrese, Keshia Knight Pulliam, BIG KRIT, Lance Gross & More Attend Special Screening of Fate of the Furious Hosted By Ludacris.

Last night, Tuesday April 4th, at SCAD Show, located in Midtown Atlanta, stars and influencers came out for a special screening of F8: Fate of the Furious.

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Notables on hand to view the 8th film in the iconic action film franchise were, Lance Gross (actor), Keshia Knight Pulliam (actress), Big Tigger (radio personality), Caleb McLaughlin (NETFLIX Stranger Things), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Gabrielle Union (BET’s Being Mary Jane),Irv Gotti (hip-hop mogul), BIG KRIT (hip-hop star), Juwan Mass (TLC’s Ghost Brothers), Sheree Whitfield (Real Housewives of Atlanta) stars of F8 Ludacris and Tyrese & many more.

Guests were also treated to a live painting exhibition by Ed The Artist as he addied some artistic flair to a Lexus car in honor of the film.

Once the photo-ops were done, guests made their way inside the theater where the stars of the film Ludacris and Tyrese introduced the highly anticipated movie.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson speaks onstage at The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

F8 has our gang going up against an unlikely enemy. their former leader Dom (Vin Diesel) who has been seduced a by a mysterious woman named Cipher(Charlize Theron). Led by Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) they enlist the help of a former enemy Ian Shaw (Jason Statham)  to stop Cipher and bring in Dom safely hopefully. F8 is directed F. Gary Gray and races into theaters April 14th, 2017.

For more photos from the night checkout the gallery below:

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New Video: Trey Songz – “Song Goes Off”

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Trey Songz leaves off from his last visual “Playboy” and continues the storyline with a new video titled “Song Goes Off.” Once again, starring singer-model-songwriter Kreesha Turner, Trey hits the club with a few of his cohorts and a ton of beautiful ladies all while at the same daydreaming about his main girl.

The video features appearances by Terrence J., Lance Gross and more.

Check it out above to see how Trey makes it through the night.

Songz’s new album Trigga is due out on March 24.

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#GrammyWeekend: TV One’s 48th Annual Image Awards Brings Out Star Power

TV One’s stars of television and film shined brightly at the 48TH NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, which aired on the network. Among this year’s award honorees, TV One’s morning news host, Roland Martin, received an Award for Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program.

An encore presentation of the show will air on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. EST and 12 a.m. EST. The show will air in syndication February 19 – March 5. Check your local listings for show times.

The evening began with the live pre-show from the red carpet, hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins with special correspondents Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer.  The casts of TV One’s upcoming original films, “MEDIA” (Brian WhitePenny Johnson JeraldPooch HallChrystee PharrisBlue KimbleDenise BoutteStelio SavanteFinesse Mitchell and Jillian Reeves) and “Hit A Lick” (Tasha SmithLil Mama and Lance Gross) were in attendance. Additionally, Justice By Any Means host Malik Yoba made an appearance, and David and Tamela Mann walked the carpet to announce their new TV One show, The Manns.

The two-hour live special did not disappoint as the best of Black Hollywood turned out to celebrate. Immediately following, guests joined TV One, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), at an exclusive after party held at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes welcomed the crowd, followed by a special performance by R&B vocalist Faith Evans.

The channel’s upcoming original film, MEDIA (full cast above) premieres on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The much-anticipated series is directed by Craig Ross, Jr. and executive produced by Cathy Hughes, Susan Banks, Kevin Arkadie, and Sheila Ducksworth.

Below are all of the winners for the 48TH Annual NAACP Image Awards:

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series
“`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN:  Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown  – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
 
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Entertainer of the Year
Dwayne Johnson

Check out photos below from the red carpet, awards ceremony, backstage, after party and more below:

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On The Gram: Watch Kevin Hart, Tank, Gary Owen, Lance Gross & More Do Their Best Tyrese Impersonations and Take Part In The #TyreseChallenge!

If you follow Tyrese on Instagram you know he is the king of sharing over the top and highly dramatic inspirational messages. Now we know he means well and his heart is in a good place when he shares his words of wisdom to his 7.6 million followers but you can’t help but laugh when you watch them.

Here are some of Tyrese’s monotone gems:

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See what we mean, well anyway his famous friends decided to poke a little fun at the inspirational singer/actor and Voltron chairman (whatever that is) and participate in the #TyreseChallenge. The challenge was started by Deon Cole, each star gets candid and puts on their best Tyrese voice and talk about absolutely nothing and they are hilarious. Peep Tank, Kevin Hart, Gary Owen, Deon Cole, Lance Gross , Big Tigger and Masika do their best Tyrese impersonation below:

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Nailed it 😂😂😂😂😂 #TyreseChallenge

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Hilarious and the best part about each one is them starting it off with “I’m sitting here”.

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Celebrities weren’t the only ones to participate in the #Tyresechallenge, hit the gallery below to see the internet get their #Tyresechallenge on as well:

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In Fashion: Quincy Brown Shines In ANZ Clothing SS17 Campaign

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For their highly anticipated sophomore collection, ANZ have lightened the mood.

Signature knits come in subtle tonal pastels referencing the work of artist David Hockney and his fresh effervescent palette.

ANZ hero piece the signature cardigan has been further developed to include 2 weights of weather dependent knits – lightweight in tango, mojito, noir and lakers. Heavyweight in dark sky, sky, salmon and patriot colourways.

 

 

The limited release ‘Dean Collection’ designed in collaboration with artist and producer Swizz Beatz includes two new graphic black/white and oatmeal/charcoal.

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The London based label have introduced an easy wear varsity style ‘members jacket’ with contrasting popper fastening body and kaffiyeh pattern sleeves in four popping color-ways; grey/pink. grey/green, grey/orange and traditional black/white, which can be personalized on request.

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Head to toe coords come in 2 styles; The Jamal funnel neck zip through with stars and speedway checker pattern and The Gosho varsity popper front with speedway checker sleeves, accompanying joggers have ribbed waist and ankle cuffs.

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Oversized King Sweaters come in black on charcoal and black on white with a lucky 8 appliqué. Having garnered a huge following for the brand’s illustrated cartoon mascots, ANZ have introduced a cartoon appliqué sweater featuring the crying King.

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A nod to b-boy culture sees the first release of custom ANZ shoe laces in collection co-ordinating colours that will add an additional cool to the coolest of kicks.

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The season’s campaign is fronted by entrepreneur and multifaceted artist Quincy Brown. Known for his strong personal style and infectious spirit Quincy perfectly embodies the playful, buoyant mood of the collection.

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In the SS17 campaign Quincy is captured interacting with ANZ’s signature cartoon mascots. First introduced in 2015, the instantly recognizable cartoon crew, inspired by pop art, counter-culture, the designers love of comics and modern cultural stereotypes have rapidly grown and impressive following of their own. They will be popping up across garments and as an integral part of the brands ANZ for future seasons.

Progressive polychromatic jacquard techniques and unique raised textures result in truly tactile garments all produced in a historically celebrated family run factory in Leicester, England.

Other celebs were seen rocking a few pieces from ANZ:

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Lance Gross

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Carmelo Anthony 

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And even our very own of SFPL, Gabriel Williams.

Make your purchase today over at www.ANZClothing.com.

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LeToya Luckett, Rotimi, Lance Gross & More Attend the 14th Annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game

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This past Saturday, August 6th Delaware-based non-profit Duffy’s Hope, founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, presented its 14th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. Fans and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening of friendly competition between celebrities, local community leaders and former basketball players. Celebrities players and honorary coaches were Atlantic Music singer/songwriter and Philadelphia native PNB Rock, actress and recording artist LeToya Luckett, award-winning actor Lance Gross, television personality Tami Roman, her daughter and recording artist Jazz Anderson, actor of hit show “Power” and recording artist Rotimi, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, award-winning teen sports star Mo’Ne Davis, media personality Quincy “Q Deezy” Harris, actor Wesley Jonathan, actor on hit Disney Channel show “KC Undercover” Kamil McFadden and WNBA Chicago Sky Forward Tamera Young.

Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy's Hope Youth Programming.
Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

Prior to tip-off, VIP ticket holders were able to experience a private celebrity meet and greet receiving autographed paraphernalia and exclusive selfies with the celebrity guests. Throughout the game local dance troupes performed center court, Jazz Anderson performed for the crowd, PNB Rock addressed guests exciting to see him in attendance and host Fred Green entertained the crowd. One of the main highlights of halftime specifically was the presentation of the annual Duffy’s Hope Hometown Heroes. These select group of individuals were born in Delaware and have amassed success in their respective fields. This year’s Hometown Heroes were: Real Estate Entrepreneur DJ Wootson, Army Veteran Arlinda Adderly, Style Consultant and Business Owner Michael Hill and Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter and Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Justice Ashley Biden.

After a competitive game the Gold team, led by Coach Lance Gross took home the 2016 win by two points!

Sponsors of the event included the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), DoubleTree Hotel, Moneyball Sportswear, Villa, United Way, Wilmington College and videography team SkyVents, LLC/Vivid Marketing Group.

For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org and get connected on Facebook “Duffy’s Hope” and Instagram at @DuffysHope.

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#EssenceFest: Toni Braxton, Wendy Raquel Robinson and More Honored at 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in NOLA

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A number of notable celebrities, community leaders and entertainers descended on the city of New Orleans once again to attend the 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, held today at the New Orleans Theater in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They were joined by spectators who converged to salute this year’s recipients of the distinguished awards, including Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton; football cornerback Charles Tillman; award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson; educator and historian Lonnie Bunch; and McDonald’s owner/operatorLarry Triplett. Additionally, teen philanthropist Lauren Seroyer and teen social-entrepreneur Donovan Smith were recognized alongside this lineup with the third McDonald’s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award, facilitated by Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Actress and singer Amber Riley and actor Lance Gross co-hosts the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Actress and singer Amber Riley and actor Lance Gross co-hosts the 13th Annual McDonald’s 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

McDonald’s 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. The program launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of AfricanAmericans year-round. Held in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival™presented by Coca-Cola®, the event was hosted by actor Lance Gross and actress/singer Amber Riley.

Singing siblings and reality television co-stars The Braxton Sisters performed a show-stopping tribute to their sister, Lifetime Achievement honoree, Toni Braxton. Vocal powerhouse Kelly Price, along with recording artists Kenny Lattimore, V. Bozeman and Eric Benet joined the sisters in the esteemed accolade to Toni. Anthony Hamilton and the Hamiltones, Chrisette Michele, Ro James and Canton Jonesled the other crowd-moving performances at the awards.

Actresses Sheryl Lee RalphTa’Rhonda JonesErica Ash and Gabrielle Dennis, along with actors Cornelius Smith Jr., Ronreaco Lee and Jay Ellis, were among this year’s presenters. Other celebrities in attendance included recording artists Jordin SparksAvery Wilson and Guordan Banks, as well as music producer Sean Garrett and comedian/philanthropist Ricky Smith.

Actor, comedian and popular internet personality King Bach brought his large social media following along to the event, posting photos from the signature gold carpet prior to the ceremony.

“We salute this year’s honorees for all of their achievements and for positively contributing to their communities,” said William Rhodes, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “It is important to acknowledge people who are making a real difference. We at McDonald’s are proud to be able to honor this group with this form of recognition. We hope it inspires them and others to continue to make positive impact.”

Those who missed the live awards ceremony can share in the experience by watching the broadcast on BET® Networks and CENTRIC later this summerAdditionally, consumers can follow @365Black on Twitter for commentary on the awards and join the conversation using #365BlackAwards.

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In Fashion: “Black-ish” Star YARA SHAHIDI Covers Heed Magazine

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi will cover Heed Magazine‘s Fall Issue, which will available Tuesday, September 15th! The young talent shows off her fashionable side in spring-like pastel colors and styles that will be trending during this fall season. 

She looks great!

The issue will also feature…

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Hip Hop Dynasty Heir, Romeo Miller, Actor-Photographer-Dad-Husband Lance Gross, Accessories’ Designing Duo Coco & Breezy, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON / Selma actor, Keith Stanfield and more. This month, Heed promises to introduce the world to some of Entertainment and Fashion’s freshest faces.

Check out BTS footage below of Yara’s dope shoot: