In the wee hours of morning, Alfonso Ribeiro started his victory lap in Times Square where he appeared on ABC's "GMA." Alfonso's appearance celebrated his season 19 victory on "DWTS."
He arrived with his dance partner Witney Carson whom he penned an affectionate Instagram note for:
"witneycarson I can't tell you how proud I am of this amazing person. Your talent is beyond amazing. Your light is brighter than every star. We went on this incredible ride together and came home with our goal met. I'm so proud America got to see the talent you are. You so deserve everything coming your way. Have a great holiday and rest up. I'm really gonna miss you."
During the appearance, Alfonso was "surprised" with a "Carlton Dance" flash mob:
If you'd like to see Alfonso dance again, watch him and Witney dance "The Jive" here.
In other entertainment news...
Academy-Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis attended the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals in New York City yesterday.
She's set to star in Annie (due December 19th) alongside Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx and is also on the cover of ESSENCE’s December issue.
And....Quvenzhane is also the face of Armani Junior. She's a busy pre-teen!
After making her Broadway debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, NeNe Leakes partied it up with her husband Gregg Leakes, Jennifer Williams, Demetria Lucas D'Oyley and Ty Hunter. Peep the party pics inside….
After the show, it’s the afterparty!
“RHOA” star NeNe Leakes' name was shining bright for her Broadway debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's stage play Cinderella. And after her premiere as the evil stepmother (previously played by Sherri Shepherd), she made her way to the 48 Lounge in NYC to celebrate her big feat.
NeNe trekked inside the cocktail lounge with her husband Gregg Leakes on her arm as she was welcomed by fans and friends to party it up on her big night.
Yesterday, before she hit the Broadway stage for the first time, NeNe was overjoyed with her latest accomplishment. In an Instagram post, she gave herself props for going from a stripper pole to becoming a Broadway actress after putting in hard work and dedication. She wrote,
My name is in lights on Broadway! What a dream come true. Everything I have been thru has brought me to this moment. Thanks to all of you who has supported me! This little black girl from Athens Ga, This teen girl who entered Morris Brown College, yea that 22 year old stripper, yup that single mom and yes she just added Broadway actress to her resume! DREAMS DO COME TRUE
Former "BBW" star Jennifer Williams came out to celebrate with her friend. She happily wrote, "It is so amazing to see your friends WIN!!! Super super proud of @neneleakes for her Broadway performance last night in Cinderella. You deserved that standing ovation! Thank you for inspiring me & always encouraging me to be better! Love u tons!"
“Blood, Sweat & Heels” star Demtria Lucas D'Oyley (who recently got married) came out to party with the reality star-turned-actress.
Beyonce's stylist Ty Hunter congratulated NeNe on her new gig.
And NeNe was all smiles throughout the night. Congrats NeNe!
Before the party....
NeNe's co-star Keke Palmer (who has been gracing the stage for the past two months as the first black Cinderella on Broadway) gave the "RHOA" star her props after her performance premiere. She captioned, "I am so proud of you @neneleakes!! You came prepared & your consistent hard work shined through. I am so very proud of you, & it will only get better & better, it was already so amazing at that!! Love always".
Love is in the air and we spotted Nelly with Miss Jackson at the premiere of his docuseries "Nellyville" while Kris Jenner and her man Corey Gamble partied in Hollywood. See their pics inside...
Last night, "Dilemma" rapper Nelly (shown above with girlfriend Miss Jackson) attended the eOne and BET presents premiere of 'his reality show 'Nellyville' at OHM nightclub.
During the party, Miss Jackson was spotted posing with one of her besties, Daphne Joy. Daphne is the mother of 50 Cent's son Sire Jackson.
Ne-Yo was among Nelly's celebrity friends who came out to support the new BET series.
"Hollywood Exes" star Nicole Murphy, who stars in Johnny Gill's in "Behind The Closed Doors" video, struck a pose with Nelly.
Hitmaking songwriter Ne-Yo stepped out with his new girlfriend Crystal Renay. During a recent interview, Ne-Yo revealed that he's heard bits of Rihanna's 8th studio album and it's worth the wait. "The stuff I’ve heard is absolutely incredible. I can’t speak on what it sounds like because I’ll get in trouble."
LAHH Hollywood star Masika Kalysha walked the red carpet too. Recently, Masika made headlines after an alcohol-fueled hotel brawl with co-star and boyfriend Yung Berg.
Fuinnyman Tony Rock posed for a few pics.
'Nellyville' airs on BET on Tuesdays at 9:30pmET and stars Nelly with his children Chanelle aka “Nana,” Cornell aka “Tre,” his nephew, Shawn aka “Lil’ Shawn” aka “Tab,” and Sydney aka “Stink.”
In other news...
Kris Jenner was seen out and about with her new beau Corey Gamble at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood.
The couple shared a romantice dinner with fellow reality stars "RHOBH" star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky.
After they finished dinner, Corey and Kris headed over to "The Nice Guy" bar where Corey proved he was a nice guy by holding Kris' purse! One woman who might argue against giving Corey the "nice guy" label is ex-girlfriend Sheree Buchanan, who told out a restraining order on him in 2010.