We have some positive news to share! Beyonce personally invited a group of teens from North Texas to her “On The Run” stop in Dallas yesterday…for free! Also, Dwyane Wade hosted his Wade’s World Foundation (WWF) dinner in his hometown. Deets and pics inside…
One hundred (yes...100) lucky North Texas teens were awarded the time of their life after Beyonce personally invited them to her and Jay Z’s joint “On The Run” performance at AT&T stadium on Tuesday.
Dozens of teens involved with a non-profit organization called “Hanna 4 Hope” received an email inviting them to the show as Yonce’s special guests. “Hanna 4 Hope” was started after 15-year-old Hanna Clark took her own life. The charity has provided resources to help the teens who were affected by their friend's suicide and gives them a safe haven to discuss issues they are facing in their own lives.
After months of tears and heartache, the teens finally had a reason to smile. Awww.
And there’s more…
As Bey and Jay make their stop on their tour, she has been donating tickets to her shows to local charities. Bey’s camp randomly select organizations that spread positive messages to teens to give free tickets to. Nice!
And another celeb giving back...
Last night, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade hosted the Wade's World Foundation Dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse in his hometown of Chicago. And look who came out to show his support…Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr!
WWF provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations.
“I can’t just let basketball define who I am and what I am supposed to become,” said Wade. “Like my mother always tells me, ‘[My life] is bigger than basketball.’”
Also showing their support, Chairman of JPC (publisher of EBONY and JET magazines) Linda Johnson Rice posed it up on the carpet with D. Wade.
D. Wade held up a student’s artwork posing alongside President/Publisher of Michigan Avenue Magazine Dan Uslan and his sister/ President of Wade's World Foundation Tragil Wade. In Tragil joined the organization in 2007, she has raised $3.2 million dollars while implementing new programming and also expanding the foundation's global reach through outreach.
D. Wade posing with the kiddies. Cute.
During the dinner, the Miami Heat star stopped to have conversations with the young kids benefiting from his foundation.
Regina King is officially the hardest working woman in Hollywood. Get the deets on her three gigs inside and find out when The Best Man Wedding will hit the silver screen next year.
Regina King is grinding away in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated actress has three high-profile gigs lined up that are going to make a her a force to reckon with in Tinsel Town. First, she'll return to CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" to reprise her role as the university's director of human resources. "BBT" is one of the most watched comedies in America and is syndicated internationally. It's a HUGE look for Regina.
Next, she's been tapped to direct Kerry Washington and the rest of the Gladiators for the 16th episode of "Scandal."
And in perhaps her biggest feat, she's signed on for the ABC drama "American Crime." According to THR, "American Crime" will star , Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman and explore the personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial. Regina will appear in 7-episodes as "the devoutly religious sister of Carter who comes to Modesto in order to help her brother navigate a judicial system that she believes is stacked against him."
After her 7-spisode run, Regina has an option for two additional installments.
Watch the trailer here:
If you were one of the millions who fell in love with Best Man Holiday last winter, we've got good news about the third installment. For starters, Malcolm D. Lee is hack t the helm as writer/director of the film with will be called "The Best Man Wedding." And for the big news....we can expect "someone" to walk down the aisle on April 15, 2016. We're wondering which characters will get married.
Get ready to see Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, and Melissa De Sousa back together!
We spotted three of our favorite YBF moms out and about yesterday. Find out where Mel B, Jennifer Hudson and Amber Rose were inside...
Hot mama Jennifer Hudson waved at photographers as she arrived at LAX, fresh off a flight from Dallas, Texas yesterday. Looking super fit in a longline blazer, a black t-shirt and leggings, JHud explained to Weight Watchers' digital magazine Momfeeds that she's passing on her healthy eating habits to her son David Jr. "What I've realized is that the secret ingredient to teaching my son anything is fun. By taking some of the things that I've learned from my own experiences, and wrapping them up in a whole lot of fun, I'm making the healthy choice the easy choice."
"One of my favorite tricks is the fruit bowl. In fact, when I travel for work…I make sure that there's a fruit bowl waiting for us at the hotel," she said. "It's good for me because I always have a healthy snack available, but it's even better for David Jr. because, unlike me, he doesn't even think about the chips and candy bars in the vending machine down the hall."
Great tips Jen!
Also in the LA area.....
Amber Rose was spotted in her workout gear yesterday on her way to grab a cold drink.
During a recent interview with Global Grind, Amber gushed about her 16-month-old son Sebastian, who's become quite talkative.
"He’s a very happy rambunctious little boy. If he wants to play the piano, if he wants to play the violin, if he wants to do karate. He loves books. Whatever he wants to be I just want him to be happy. We talk to our son all day long. He’s 16 months and he talks. When he wants to go outside he’s like go. If he wants to eat he’s like food. Anything he wants he can say it. He knows exactly what he’s talking about."
Moving on to a hot mama in NYC.....
TV personality Mel B looked fit for a cocktail party as she walked outside of her hotel in NYC last afternoon.
Mel was actually on her way to tape an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
If you've ever wondered what type of mom "Scary Spice" is at home...she's strict! During a recent appearance on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" She said, "I'd like to think that what I give my kids is a lot of confidence and a lot of love. I always tell them I love them. I think that's really important. I'm a strict mom, but I have a lot of fun with my kids. I'm all about routine -- especially during the week when it's a school day, I help them with their homework -- but then on a weekend, we'll get to hang out with Justin Bieber."
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