NYC is poppin’ with some of our fave YBF chicks and gentlemen. Peep flicks of Ciara & Raven Symone on “The View,” besties Lala Anthony & Kelly Rowland posing it up before making media rounds and NBA baller Russell Westbrook was spotted grabbing dinner inside…
Ciara is heavy on the promo trail for her recently released sixth studio album JACKIE. The low sales projections aren't keeping her down it seems. This morning, the R&B songstress stopped by “The View” and we have a few pics of the fashionista making her fabulous departure:
Guest co-host Raven Symone, who’s rumored to be joining the show permanently if ABC can ink the deal, was also spotted leaving the “The View” this morning after interviewing Ciara.
And she always makes time for her fans.
The “I Bet” singer stepped onto the stage looking like a goddess to chop it up with Raven and co-host Nicolle Wallace about her date night at the White House with Russell Wilson, motherhood, and she even gives us a sneak peek at her new video “I Got You.” Check it below:
Following her interview, she hit the stage to perform her hit single "I Bet." She switched it up to a slower tempo in comparison to her "TODAY" show performance. Check it:
And here's a video of CiCi getting glammed up in her dressing room before her appearance on "The View" sharing a few laughs with her team and her dad:
The fabness that is Kelly Rowland made her way to Rockefeller Plaza for an appearance on “Access Hollywood Live” today. The new mom is gearing up for her brand new singing competition show “Chasing Destiny,” set to premiere on BET.
We've also spotted Kelly in the studio recently, so we can assume she's working on new musical offerings and a new album is possibly in the works.
Just like Raven, Kelly stopped to snap a fun "us-ie" with a fan. Cute!
Before hitting up "Access"....
Baby Titan's mom, who stars in a new Dreft commercial with her baby boy, linked up with her bestie LaLa Anthony at 30 Rock, likely taping a segment for a show.
LaLa is busy making media rounds to promote her new book "The Power Playbook" that hit stands yesterday. And she's looking amazing in this black strapless crop top and black maxi skirt. Hot.
Speaking of her new book....
Yesterday, Kelly & Angie Beyince surprised LaLa at her book signing in NYC, hosted by Power 105's Angie Martinez. Lala captioned, "When your besties surprise you at your book signing!!!!! @angiebeyince @kellyrowland #powerplaybook" Aww..that's what friends are for.
Also in NYC....
OKC baller Russell Westbrook brought his fashion flare to the Big Apple. The NBA player was spotted donning a pair of black skinny distressed jeans as he made his way to dinner last night.
Since the Thunder didn’t make it to the playoffs, Russell has a little extra time on his hands during the off season. The eyewear desinger had one heck of a season, coming in the No.4 spot for the NBA MVP voting despite missing 15 regular games. He also holds the top spot as the NBA Scoring Leader for the 2014-2015 season. This year’s MVP Award went to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
26-year-old Chris Brown, a Taurus, posted a birthday shoutout to his three favortie ladies via Instagram. Read it inside and get the explosive deets about Terrence Howard's sexploitation plot!
Earlier today, we shared photos from Chris Brown's 26th birthday party bash at Drai's Beach Club...and he's still beaming from the night's festivities.
Chris, who reps for the May birthdays (not perfectly though), woke up in such a cheery mood that he posted a message to his three favorite ladies, and they're all May babies too! Chris' mom Joyce Hawkins, his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran (who turns 27 on May 17th) and his daughter Royalty (May 27th). He wrote,
"Thx for making my bday a special.. All my friends family etc.. #taurus season.. I have three special ladies celebrating this month. Mother's Day for momma. May 17th miss you know who. And May 27 is my baby #Royalty be humble and learn that it doesn't take effort to love! We create our own outcome and destiny in life. My paths has been a very blessed 26 years on this planet and I'm still learning. I can only be the best I can be. Sorry enough wit the rants! Love y'all! Thank god! I'm grateful and so thankful"
Hmm.....we suspect that Ms. Tran is going to get a really nice birthday gift from Mr. Brown after all she's been through this year. We know it's only a matter of time before she returns to play stepmommy. Stay tuned...
In other news, we've just learned that Chris has been booked to appear on next week's "American Idol" finale where he'll take part in a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The tribute/season finale, airing next Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox, will feature Michael's brothers The Jacksons, Echosmith, Fall Out Boy, Vance Joy, Ricky Martin, Michael McDonald, Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers and Prince Royce, New Kids on the Block, Pitbull, Jamie Foxx and Steven Tyler.
While celebrating his 26th birhtday at Drai's Beach Club last night, Breezy's daughter Royalty was plastered on the big screens, waving at her daddy to wish him Happy Birthday. Adorbs.
Attention Terrence Howard fans, we were VERYCLOSE to seeing his penis, but he shut that ish down. We'll explain. While there is always hope that Lee Daniels will make Mr. Lucious Lyon swang that thang across our tv screens, Terrence and his legal team will make sure it's on his own terms - and not those of his ex-wife.
A few weeks ago, we told you about Terrence bringing litigation against his ex-wife Michelle, whom he claims blackmailed him with some dirty pics. Now, we've got MORE deets about the extortion plot. Grab a cup....
New docs filed by Terrence's attorney Brian Kramer claims there are secret recordings of the ex-Mrs. Michelle Howard saying:
"I can make a good $2 million right now ... you want to see your little **** out there in front of TV?"
"Trust me, you're f****** with the wrong person. You f***** with me way too much. I will f****** bury you deep in the ground."
she threatened to tell every woman in the world he gave her an STD (sidebar - he didn't say which one).
As we told you during our previous breakdown of their battle, Terrence gave Michelle a HUGE alimony settlement, which he later claimed he only did to keep the XXX stuff off the black market.
But now...T Howard wants the judge to throw out the settlement agreement so he doesn't have to pay the balance. Michelle's current settlement runs for another year, but that would give her access to major coins from his "Empire" salary, which is expected to increase for season 2.
Hmm....while Michelle was worried about Terrence's $2million penis, she should have focused on his balls because he's showing he's got some. He is NOT BOTHERED by her and her demands anymore. In fact, XXX pics might HELP his career.
NOTE TO MICHELLE - The ways of the world have changed and some of us like to see our celebs in compromising positions.
Mother's Day is around the corner...and Tina Knowles is giving us the most heartfelt words we've heard from the Knowles-turned-Lawson matriarch Check out her letter to the women she considers her four daughters inside....
Tina Knowles' is putting her love on top! In a social feature for TIME magazine, the 61-year-old newlywed is shouting her motherly love from the rooftop, by way of an incredibly sweet open letter.
She may have birthed only Beyonce and Solange Knowles, but she says in her letter she still feels like a mom to Kelly Rowland and niece Angie Beyince.
From dishing about the girls being her post-divorce nurturers to the qualities she loves about each, we're all up in our feelings over here.
Read Ms. Tina's letter below:
To Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly and Angie
When I was asked to write an open letter to you, I thought about the hundreds of texts and emails that I have sent to you on holidays and on Sundays, when I ask you to say a prayer to thank God for each other. Every day, I wake up thinking about how much I love, admire and cherish each of you.
I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters. Writing this brought to mind all the ways you guys have been such a blessing to me.
When I’m feeling sad or not-so-cute or maybe a little sorry for myself, and you all include me in your group chat and tell me how hot I still look or how cool I am. Maybe you send me a crazy YouTube video. What actually works best is a cute photo of my grandchildren.
I remember slumber parties after my divorce, when we watched old movies and ate a lot of ice cream. I felt so loved and supported. The roles were reversed, and it was ME who needed nurturing.
I remember my first date when every one of you weighed in on what I should wear.
The obvious things about all of you are apparent. You are all strong, beautiful, intelligent and smart businesswomen. You are so much more than that. You are all kind, generous and you treat people well. You are all amazing mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends. All of you have total self-respect.
Beyoncé, I wish people could see how you are when you’re not in front of the camera or on the stage. How compassionate and kind you are to people, how you look them right in the eye when you speak to them. How hard you work, how generous you are with your time and money. How you don’t care if anyone knows about it because you do it from the heart. I wish they could see you with the Make-A-Wish Foundation kids, how patient you are and how your love has helped to extend lives. Yes, you are a huge star, but you have somehow managed to stay grounded and humble in the wake of all your success.
Solange, I knew when you were born three days late that you would walk to the beat of your own drum. You were always my rebel warrior! Always defending the underdog and fighting for what you believe in. I remember you, at 10 years old, started a petition to remove a bad teacher, and your dad and I were so proud of you. I love that you do not let others define who you are, or what you are. Whether in your music, fashion or your life, you truly are your own incredible, unapologetic person! As tough as you are, you will drop everything to take care of someone you love.
Kelly, I know without a doubt that you were a true gift from God. You came to live with us when you were only 11 years old. You were the sweetest, most kind person I had ever met and you still are. You are also a true survivor. You never give up. Your discipline and drive always inspires me. You make me want to take better care of my body and constantly motivate me to exercise and take time for myself. You have the best listening skills and are a loyal friend to many. I’ve seen you take the jewelry off of your arm and give it to someone because you wanted to make them feel good.
Angie, you are my niece, but we have always been more like mother and daughter! You were always so mature, always challenging me and questioning why. (Fortunately I never believed in the “Because I said so” or “I’m the adult” crap, either.) I always trusted that you would look out for and protect Solange, Kelly and Beyoncé, and you did! You still do sometimes. You are so smart and perceptive, and you see through bullshit right away! You’ve always had our backs. Our own family fixer!! You know I call you Olivia Pope!!!!!
I’m often asked, what was my most proud moment? I would have to say it was at my recent wedding, when all four of you said in your own words that I taught by example and that I helped to make you the women you are today!!!! That was truly my proudest moment!
All my love,
Sweet! Check out TIME for more letters from celeb moms like WNBA baller Candace Parker and more.