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Kimora Lee Simmons Introduces Baby Boy Wolfe In First Photo + Whoopi Goldberg Honored At Variety’s Power Of Women New York Luncheon, Carmen Ejogo & More Attend

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New mom (for the fourth time) Kimora Lee Simmons gives us our first sneak peek at her precious newborn baby boy Wolfe Lee. Meanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg was honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon held in NYC today. Peep the mommy-son cuteness and the event pics inside….

Proud mom-of–four Kimora Lee Simmons welcomed her baby boy Wolfe Lee Leissner recently. And now she’s sharing the first sneak peek at her newborn baby boy during an intimate moment. We’ve been following her growing baby bump and now, he’s finally here.

Baby Wolfe is Kimora’s fourth child, but first with her husband/Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner. Little Wolfe will be joining big brother Kenzo Hounsou, and big sisters Ming Lee & Aoki Lee.

In an Instagram post, the JustFab creative director shared a shot of baby Wolfe resting on her bosom. She revealed she endured a long birth, but it was well worth it. Loves it.

She said:

"#WolfeLee is finally here! After an intimate, beautiful, long birth! He's everything we thought he would be and MORE! I am so grateful to my amazing husband for all of his support and love through it all. He never left my side! It wasn't easy, but we did it! Thank you also to my special "nurse Maureen" and team that helped me get thru this! #Whoa #Wolfe #BabyWolfe #SkinToSkin #MotherOfFour"



Aww....he's so precious.

On the carpet...

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Actress/tv host/comedian Whoopi Goldberg was honored for using her starpower for worthy causes at Variety’s Power Of Women New York luncheon held at the luxe Cipriani 42nd Street today.

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Inside, “The View” co-host posed it up alongside a framed portrait of her April 2015 cover where, in the cover story, she talks about her love and deep passion for ice-skating. The YBF actress' passion was so great, she found a way to be involved with the sport and help young girls, ages 6-18. She became an honorary chair of Figure Skating in Harlem, a nonprofit that helps young girls learn leadership skills and valuable life lessons through skating.

She told Variety, "Anytime someone is passionate about something, I feel like you have to encourage that.” Sweet.

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Backstage, Whoopi caught up with Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian West. She was honored as well for volunteering some of her time to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

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To be a fly on the wall....

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Whoopi's "The View" co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace came out to celebrate their co-worker and friend.

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And Rosie caught up with honorees Glenn Close and Lena Dunham.


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SELMA star Carmen Ejogo brought the floral fabness on the carpet for an afternoon filled with women empowerment. Speaking of SELMA, directress Ava DuVernay spoke at a United Nations event yesterday where she revealed the "Selma for students" initiative. As a part of the initiative, every high school in America receives a free copy of the Oscar-nominated civil rights film. A companion study guide will also accompany the free DVDs. Nice!

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The Dear White People star also snapped it up with Senior Vice President and publisher of Variety Michelle Sobrino-Stearns and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety Claudia Eller.

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Later, Whoopi took the podium to accept her award. Congrats Whoopi!


Photos: Getty/Kimora's IG

Director Ava DuVernay Has Her Own "Barbie" + Grant Hill (And A Few Friends) Purchase The Atlanta Hawks For $850K

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Award-winning director Ava DuVernay joins the short-list of women who've been honored with their own "Barbie" dolls by Mattel.  Find out more regarding Ava's honor inside and get the deets on Grant Hill purchasing The Atlanta Hawks.

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Today, the MATTEL company revealed that they've created 6 "Sheroes" Barbie dolls, honoring women heroes who inspire girls "by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere."

The collection, which was unveiled earlier at Variety’s “Power of Women” includes Barbie versions of Broadway star Kirsten Chenoweth, actress Emmy Rossum and country singer Trisha Yearwood, director Ava DuVernay and Lucky editor Eva Chen and fashion designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser.

Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager of Barbie, explained the dolls and their significance saying,

“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls. Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers.”

Ava's doll has her trademark braids and comes with a director's chair.  Ava, who's set to direct and write and original series for OWN this fall, tweeted her approval,  

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In other news...

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18-year-NBA vet Grant Hill, who won Rookie of the Year during the 1994-95, owns an NBA team (at least partially)! We'll explain....

According to a CBS Sports press release, Grant Hill (shown above with wife Tamia) is a part of an investment group that acquired the Atlanta Hawks for $850 Million. His group includes billionaire Antony Ressler, private equity investor Richard Schnall; Spanx Inc. founder Sara Blakely, and her husband, Jesse Itzler who is a co-founder of Marquis Jets.

In a team release obtained by Bloomberg Business, Antony Ressler said “We are honored and thrilled to have been chosen to become the new stewards of the Hawks, we are incredibly excited by the Hawks’ success and wish them luck in the playoffs.”

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While Grant isn't very active on social media he did "retweet" a congratulatory message from fellow mogul Earvin Magic Johnson.  And we all know Magic Johnson is the bluepint for athletes turned moguls.  Clearly he approves of this purchase...



 Photo via Grant's Instagram/Getty/Twitter


Kevin Hart, Michael B. Jordan & Rocsi Diaz Attend CinemaCon’s Big Screen Achievement Awards + Jhene Aiko & Jussie Smollett Hang Out At #MyCalvins Denim Series Launch

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Kevin Hart, Michael B. Jordan and Rocsi Diaz got dressed to impress before heading to this year’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards. At another event, Jhene Aiko and Jussie Smollett hung out at the #MyCalvins denim series launch. Peep the flicks inside….

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Last night, the hottest comedian in Hollywood right now took a break from his "What Now" tour to be honored at this year’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards. Get Hard star Kevin Hart was presented with the CinemaCon Comedy Star Of The Year Award during the ceremony held at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. And he was looking quite dapper in his tasseled loafers on the carpet.

CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.

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“Parks and Recreation” star Paul Rudd was on the scene to accept an award as well. He brought home the Male Star of the Year Award. He and Kevin, who both starred in 40-Year-Old Virgin, kicked it on the carpet before the night’s festivities.

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And Kevin made sure to show off his new award that will join the slew of awards he has already been honored with. He's back on the road and will be bringing the laughs at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL tonight.

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HLN anchor Rocsi Diaz flaunted her curves in a fitted strapless Ministry Of Style cubic dress on the red carpet before getting to her interviewing duties.

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Cutie Michael B. Jordan, who’s starring in the upcoming flick Fantastic Four (July 30th), was honored last night as well. He and his Fantasic Four cast mates, including Miles Teller, Kata Mara & Jamie Bell, were presented with the CinemaCon Ensemble Award.

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Michael B. Jordan stars as Johnny Storm / Human Torch (who can turn into fire when he says "Flame On") in the upcoming Marvel-comic film. And it's scheduled to hit theaters July 30th. Comic fans get excited. On top of starring in the highly anticipated comic film, Michael is also starring in the upcoming Rocky spin-off Creed, which is slated to drop November 25th. We're so here for BOTH movies.

At another event....

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R&B songbird Jhene Aiko attended Open Ceremony and Calvin Klein Jeans’ celebration launch of the #mycalvins Denim Series at Chateau Marmont in L.A. yesterday.

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She looked cute in her floral Raquel Allegra maxi dress, black All Saints jacket and poetic justice braids. Earlier in the day, the "Post 2 Be" singer performed at "We Day Seattle" to celebrate Earth Day. 

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The Souled Out singer posed it up with rockers Danielle and Alana Haim before she hit the stage to perform. Chick is getting those concert coins.

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"Empire" star Jussie Smollett was also on the scene as he's been heavy on promo circuit following the highly successful first season of the FOX series.

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And look who he caught up with...the Jenner girls. Kendall was in the mix to celebrate her Calvin Klein campaign and little sis Kylie (sans Tyga--he's in Germany) came out to support.


Photos: Getty

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