My beautiful parents back in the early days

My beautiful parents back in the early days

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Young, Black, and Fabulous

Usher, Kevin Hart, Michael Strahan & More Pack The Cleveland Cavaliers Home Opener Game For LeBron's Homecoming

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Everybody wanted a piece of LeBron James' homecoming last night in Cleveland.  Check out the NBA's "Coming Home" festivities before the Cavs game last night inside, and the celebs who kicked it courtside...

There was lots of hype last night surrounding Bron's return to the Cavs.  He and his team lost their home opener, but the city was on fire with performances and celebs to celebrate the homecoming of Ohio's favorite son.

Kevin Hart jetted to Cleveland to do some pre-game hosting duties with Charles Barkley and co.  They introduced the performing acts, Imagine Dragons and the homie Kendrick Lamar:

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Nice.

 

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Kevin cuddled up courtside with fiancee Eniko.  But first:

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He flew in on a private jet and parked next to Cavs part-owner Usher.  Peep his commentary:

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Ha!!

Back at the game:

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Usher, his protege Justin Bieber, and Michael Strahan chopped it up courtside.

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And Ursh gave Bron a big 'Welcome Home' hug.

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And before the Cavs took the floor against the NY Knicks, Usher belted out the National Anthem:

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Super Knicks fan Spike Lee was on the sidelines cheering on his team in the hostile environment:

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Ha.  Gotta love it.  The Knicks ended up pulling it out 95-90.  Tonight, the Cavs travel to Chicago to battle it out with Derrick Rose and The Bulls.

 

Photos: @usherstan14, @kamalhaute, @howuseeit, Getty

Celebs Take Over Alicia Keys' Keep A Child Alive BLACK BALL -- LaLa, Kanye West, Angela Simmons, Nas, Angie Beyince, Estelle & More!

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Alicia Keys' Keep A Child Alive 11th annual Black Ball went down at Hammerstein Ballroom last night.  And plenty of celebs came out in full force for the cause.  Check out Alicia, her baby bump, her man, her performance and tons of her celebrity friends who came out to raise money to save children in Africa from the AIDS epidemic...

 

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Oh, the sweetness.  Last night Alicia took her bump out for a glamourous night of charity as she and her husband Swizz Beatz shared kisses and laughs on the red carpet of the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

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The mom-to-be (again) rocked her favorite style--a grecian-inspired gown--with sparkling silver off the shoulder straps.

And she stopped over at Aretha Franklin's table to pay her respects to the Queen:

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Aretha and this fur are determined to be the belles of this ball.  She posed it up with her longtime friend Clive Davis (who was equally as influential in Alicia's life) as well.

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Madonna was also there and snapped some pics with the woman of the hour.  And speaking of Madonna, she snapped some us-sies with Kanye West (and Riccardo Tisci) too:

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Hey 'Ye!  Looks like he flew solo...meaning without wife Kim but with his...friend...Riccardo.  By the way, Kanye popped up at an open mic night in New Jersey the night before, much to the surprise of the locals.  He was there to support the 17-year-old rapper daughter of one of his closest friends.

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Angela Simmons served up one of our fave looks of the night.  This midnight lace Michael Costello gown was perfection:

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Gorgeous.  And the hair and makeup were on point as always.

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LaLa Anthony, dressed in head to toe Moschino, brought her bestie Po Johnson along as her date.

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We're loving everything about this effortlessly sexy coat dress.

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Heeey Nas.  After dropping his new JDilla-produced song "The Season" yesterday, Nas rolled to the black tie event to perform with Alicia.

 

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Models Joan Smalls, Selita Ebanks & Alek Wek sparkled on the carpet.

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Rapper Angel Haze hit the carpet before her performance.

 

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Estelle looked glamorous in Gustavo Cadile's F/W '14 collection black strapless gown with a beaded stripe bodice.
 

Fashion head honcho Andre Leon Talley made an appearance:

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And so did philanthropist Russell Simmons.

Philanthropic ladies Gayle King, Denise Rich, and Bethann Hardison were all there glammed up and ready to support:

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Nice.

 

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Jeannette Jenkins showed off her super fit bod in a fitted nude sparkling gown for the occasion.

Celebs posted their own fun pics from the ball too:

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Host of the night Diddy got in on a group pic with Swizzy, Riccardo and Yeezy. 

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Lovely.

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It's a clique of fabness.  Good friends Estelle, LaLa, Po, Jeanette, Angie Beyince and Angela all posed it up during the event.

 

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Hot.

And Angela posted the fun she had while visiting the tables of her celeb friends:

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And her Uncle Russell.

Peep Alicia and Nas' performance, with LaLa flexing her rap skills:

 

This went crazy tonight @nasnyc @aliciakeys #keepachildalive #Blackball #nyc

A video posted by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT

 

Photos/Video: Wireimage/Angela's IG/LaLa's IG/Jeanette's IG/Swizz's IG

 

 

MUSIC FAB: Willow Smith DROPS ‘3’ EP On Her 14th Birthday

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It’s Halloween AND Willow Smith’s 14th birthday! And to celebrate, she released a new EP titled ‘3’. Celebrate with Willow inside....

Happy Halloween! And Happy Birthday to the eccentric Willow Smith. She turns 14-years-old today and in celebration of her born day, Willow has released a brand new EP titled 3.

Willow has been making her way back on the music scene, dropping singles and performing at small sold-out shows. Last week, she rocked the stage with her brother Jaden Smith for The Fader’s FORT concert in Brooklyn, where she performed a few tracks from her recently released EP.

Now, the YBF chick has teamed up with Google Play to launch her 3 EP and it’s exclusively available in the Google Play Music store. 3 will be available at all digital retailers worldwide November 17th.

The new EP has three tracks titled “8”, “9” featuring TDE artist SZA and “Flowers”. Her new project comes on the heels of her  “Female Energy” freestyle and “Your Love.”

Willow announced her new body of work on Facebook saying,

I am emitting a frequency of love in this EP--of change, of freedom. Earth is moving into a beautiful and cyclical transformation that all of us are physically and emotionally moving onto. Let's lift ourselves into this new frequency together in light and love. Hope you all enjoy. #threeEP Google Play
 

Happy Birthday Willow!

 

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