Actress Nia Long is the new face of Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds Lustre perfume – making her the first person to front the fragrance other than the classic Hollywood actress herself. Long, 43, announced her brand ambassador role on Instagram with the caption, “My beauty secret to make sure I always dazzle and shine on the red carpet @ElizabethTaylor White Diamonds Lustre #DiamondsInABottle #Spon.” The mother of two, famours for her TV roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Third Watch, said of the fragrance in a press release: “Elizabeth Taylor said White Diamonds was her ‘Diamonds In A Bottle,’ and that’s what Lustre really is to me – Lustre just adds that extra sparkle. I personally love the juicy pear and raspbetty notes in Lustre – it gives it a fresh, fruity feminine touch.”
I’m so excited for her! Check out a throwback ad for White Diamonds featuring Ms. Taylor after the break. (more…)
Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists with an estimated fortune of $700 million, an increase of $120 million over his net worth last year. The change comes largely from the addition of Revolt TV—the new, music-focused, multi-platform channel of which he’s the majority owner—to his already-hefty portfolio. “Right now my focus is Revolt and making it the number one, most-trusted, most credible worldwide brand for music,” he told FORBES in a recent interview. “And to get Revolt to be the quintessential definition of real time. I think that’s the future.”
Diddy is also set to give this year’s commencement speech at Howard University, his alma mater (although he eventually dropped out). Diddy will also receive an honorary degree for being a trailblazer in his field. Last year, after he donated $250,000 to The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, he told the aspiring, young business owners:
I understood that it was being an entrepreneur, I understood that that was my career path. Being an entrepreneur means freedom, it means independence. It means being invested and believing in myself.[…]I did the research and did the work to make sure that I was a master in whatever category I went into, too. If I went into apparel, I wanted to know everything about that. I went into spirits, so I knew everything about that. I’m starting Revolt, and I’m still learning on that one. [Laughs] But it’s about starting a brand, which I’m a specialist at.
I think it’s easier now [to start a company]. Over the years, entrepreneurs — people take it as a serious career and respect entrepreneurs, because they’re risk takers. Now people celebrate entrepreneurship.
Before, it was just, ‘That guy’s crazy! He needs to get a real job!’
43 year old actress, Taraji P. Henson, is looking absolutely amazing on the cover of Upscale Magazine this month. And look at those eyebrows! Fierce!!! For the shoot Taraji wore a Nicolas Jesbran jeweled romper. I’m loving it!
In this issue, the sexy mom of a 19-year-old son talks about what happened after her Oscar nomination, her real friends and being a black actress in Hollywood:
On what happened after her Oscar nomination and Tyler Perry: “People were like, ‘you just get nominated for an Oscar and the first movie you do is a Tyler Perry film?’ Well, it’s not like Scorsese called me! Tyler was the only call i got the day after the Oscars. And he gave me a quote. Up until then, I had no quote. I was getting paid pennies to do movies. Tyler treated me like a queen.” (more…)
56 year old actress and Yale graduate, Angela Bassett, seems to be aging like fine wine. After tearing up the red carpet at the Golden Globes this year, she’s the cover girl for the March 2014 issue of Ebony magazine. The actress looks stunning in a Michael Kors dress while her makeup is soft and flawless with a dark lip. She’s wearing Fashion Fair Cosmetics Perfect Finish Concealer and Perfect Finish Illuminating Powder.
In this issue, the American Horror Story: Coven actress offered some advice to aspiring actors, including how to keep going in difficult times: (more…)
This past weekend saw rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny throwing subliminal shade on Instagram. Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr., 33, posted the above message which fans took to mean he was breaking up with his wife of 4 years, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 38. Part of the message reads: “Dis da 1st day of da rest of my life!!!! IG in da last 24hrs my life has changed!!!! No details necessary…. Just try & accept da change. Cuz it IS upon us.” Hours later, Tiny posted an image on her Instagram page that read: “It ain’t nothin to cut dat bitch off.”
According to SandraRose.com, the couple reportedly split on on Saturday shortly after arriving in Los Angeles to attend the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. T.I. was so distraught by the break up that he canceled his appearance on Sunday night’s live telecast of The Grammys where he was nominated for 3 awards. (more…)
Hot on the heels of her nomination for the 2014 EE Rising Star Award of the British Academy Film Awards, Lupita Nyong’o has scored another win by scoring the cover of W Magazine’s February 2014 annual movie issue. This issue features six special individual covers. Actress and film maker, Lupita, is featured alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett. W Magazine chose the six of them saying it wanted to honour ‘The Year’s Biggest Stars’. The photo spread was shot by photographer Juergen Teller. Check out the rest of the covers after the break. (more…)
Naomi Campbell sure knows how to pick ’em…billionaires that is. Naomi and Nigerian billionaire Kola Aluko were first linked together back in October 2013 when they were photographed shopping in Paris. But everyone knows it’s just a rumour until Page Six reports it:
Naomi Campbell may have been spotted in Kenya with her ex- boyfriend, Formula One mogul Flavio Briatore, but the supermodel is still casually seeing Nigerian oil mogul Kola Aluko.
Campbell and Aluko were first linked together back in October, when the two were photographed shopping in Paris. But the pair reunited in London last week, when Campbell and Aluko were spotted taking in the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. A source insists the two are just friends, saying, “They have a close friendship and maintain that friendship.” (more…)