Congratulations are in order for one of our fave YBF chicks. Kerry Washington took home the Best International Actress award at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London today. Peep her red carpet slayage and flicks of EJ Johnson hitting the party scene in Hollywood inside….
The gorgeous Kerry Washington jetted overseas to attend this year’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens in London today.
Dubbed as one of London’s biggest nights in fashion, the “Scandal” star did not disappoint. The fab mother-of-one sparkled in a printed high-slit skirt and black strapless crop top by David Koma. She finished her look with black pointed-toe Christian Louboutins, Effy Jewelry earrings, an EF Collection bracelet and her hair in a loose, wavy mid-length bob. Gorge!
The 38-year-old actress had plenty to celebrate during the event. Following a stellar run on the hit ABC series, the Glamour Magazine covergirl was awarded the Best International Actress Award. And it was presented to her by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin. Well deserved. Congrats Kerry!
The YBF chick posed it up with “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams, “Britain’s Got Talent” singer Alesha Dixon and girl group Little Mix. Fab times.
Back in the States....
#RichKidsOfBeverlyHills star EJ Johnson, son of Magic and Cookie Johnson, is still shrinking. And clearly, he's having fun showing off his post-surgery bod with mesh tops and leather shorts. Werk!
The reality star made his way to Hooray Henrys last night to party it up in Hollywood. He has always been fashion forward and now his new trimmed body (losing over 100lbs) allows him to wear even more trendy outfits. Congrats to him on his major weight loss. Lookin' great!
Keke Palmer and Raven Symone both lent their high profile names to a pair of events last night. Find out where they were inside...
Whether its the Broadway stage or the silver screen, we love KeKe Palmer's ability to use her fame to inspire the next generation of Black youth.
After wrapping up promotion for her hit film Brotherly Love, fab chick KeKe (in cute culottes from Forever 21) partnered with LA-based P.S. ARTS and students from Warren Lane Elementary School to honor the legacy of Olympic gold-medalist Jesse Owens with a fabulous mural.
Quick YBF History debrief: Jesse Owens was the son of a sharecropper went on to win 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He paid Adolf Hitler dust! And he held the record for winning four gold medals for 48 years! Keke shared the story of Mr. Owens' triumphs to a large gathering of students before the official unveiling.
P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist, Tiffany Graham (not shown), who led students and teachers in designing and painting the mural said, “I want the kids to think deeply about what it means to overcome challenges, how they can overcome the challenges in their own lives, and how they can be change agents in their own community!”
KeKe is working on the return of her talk show will spend the fall on small screen in "Scream Queens" on Fox, Tuesdays at 9/8c, beginning in September 2015.
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"The View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg must have let Raven Symone run free in her shoe and cape closet as the controversial actress turned talk show/pot-stirrer walked the red carpet in black boots with a very unique heel. But the fashion statement didn't stop there - Raven continued with purple/grey hair and a Salem-withcraft trails inspired outfit.
The event was the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards held in NYC, honoring individuals who's efforts help ensure a safe school environment for all students in the GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
The event allowed Raven to reunited with her former "That’s So Raven" costar Anneliese van der Pol.
Before the event ended, Raven posed with the GLSEN Student Ambassadors. Nice!
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Hey, ladies! “The Game” star Jay Ellis says he’s single...and ready to mingle! At least, that's what he told us. TheYBF.com sat down with the sexy actor to chop it up about the upcoming season finale…and a few other interesting things that made our crush grow even more. Come inside and find out what we learned...
With BET’s “The Game” season finale right around the corner, TheYBF.com got a chance to chat it up with two of the show’s stars over brunch at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills last week.
While chopping it up with Jay Ellis who plays "Blue," the star rookie, he dropped one major nugget on us that we’re sure you ladies would love to know: He’s single…AND he's ready to get into a serious relationship...like yesterday. That’s right ladies, Jay is looking for “HER.” We asked (...for a friend) if he was taking applications.
The YBF actor, rocking Diesel denim, Hugo Boss boots paired with a shirt and jacket he picked up from a boutique in France, jokingly told YBF correspondents Lauren Smith and Ashlee Laughlin we should hold a speed-dating contest to help him find Mrs. Right. When asked about his relationship status, he spilled,
“Still single,” he tells the TheYBF.com. “We should do a YBF dating contest. We should like a speed date. Sitdown and do 3 minutes.”
OH?! Well Jay, if you’re serious about this speed-dating thing, we can definitely make it happen. Right ladies?
He then revealed he's ready to settle down in a real relationship telling us,
“I won’t lie, I’m ready. I just had this realization last week where I was like ‘Oh, I’m ready.’ Like I wished I had a girl with me while I was out of the country last week. And I wish I had my girl with me to experience that, you know what I mean?”
We sure do!
Jay also revealed how his on-screen relationship with Keira (played by Lauren London) helped him figure out exactly what he wants in his next relationship and what he needs to work on to be a better partner. He revealed,
“I think that’s one of the biggest things I learned from Blue was his relationship ups and downs. And really figuring out what I want and what I don’t want; where I need to compromise and where I need to grow up. I think I learned a lot through his relationship with Keira.”
So there you have it ladies. IF Jay does decide to do a YBF speed-date, we’ll definitely keep you posted.
Here are a few highlights from the rest of our chat between YBF Correspondents Lauren Smith/Ashlee Laughlin and Jay Ellis:
On what we can expect from professional baller Blue in the finale season: “I think we see Blue grow up and become the man we always wanted him to be. He was supposed to be blueprint, the dude who made good decisions and not be the typical athlete. And for the most part, he has been the typical athlete. But this season, I think we finally get to see him grow up and choose what’s most important to him.”
“We’re going to see some sad moments. It’s going to be fall out about something. We’re going to see a shocker moment where you’re going to see him take a stand. He’s going to take a stand as a human being, not just as a player. As a human being, he takes a stand. His teammates respect and take a stand with him. It’s a very shocking moment.”
On his upcoming projects: “I’m producing two movies. One is called 'Lemonade' [which he is also starring in]. We start production in about a month. It’s a romantic comedy, very New York. And another drama that’s a little bit further out. I’ve been writing a lot lately trying to tell different stories and kind of create my own lane. I also want to do comedy.”
On filming last season's elevator fight (similar to the Ray Rice/Solange incidents) on “The Game”:
“[It was] stressful. You know that you’re shooting a big scene. It’s stressful in a way that you want to make sure you’re honoring what’s really happening. You want to make sure that you’re not imitating that very infamous moment that we know that happened in that elevator. You want to have a very honest moment. The emotions are super, super heightened in the hour of shooting that scene. There was a lot that went into shooting that scene.”
The final season of "The Game" premieres tomorrow night on BET at 10p ET. Stay tuned for our sitdown with Wendy Raquel Robinson where she dishes on her exciting new role, her health and beauty secrets and more!