Watch Rihanna’s Full Length Dior Secret Garden Ad

 

DIOR RIHANNARihanna’s full length Secret Garden campaign has finally been unveiled in its entirety.

Coming in at just over four minutes, the Steven Klein directed clip is one long commercial for Dior’s haute couture line, which for the first time in its history, is being fronted by a black woman.

The video was shot in the château and gardens of Versailles and is set to the soundtrack of Only If For A Night, a new single to be featured on the singer’s upcoming eighth studio album, tentatively titled R8.

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What She Wore: Keri Hilson in H&M Patterned Silk Dress

H&M_KERI HILSONKeri Hilson’s love of H&M appears to be steady despite the singer no longer representing the company as she did back in 2011 as their Brand Ambassador.

The Pretty Girl Rock singer was spotted recently wearing a Conscious Exclusive patterned silk-blend dress by the company, which retails for a wallet friendly $299.

Keri rocked the gorgeous ensemble for the International Leadership Awards, which are presented and hosted every year by former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young.

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Why You Should Be Visiting Tumblr Daily… After This Site, Of Course

TUMBLRWhile Twitter and Facebook continue to garner most of the attention when social media sites are talked about, there is a much smaller gem out there that I have found myself gravitating to more and more over the last couple of months: Tumblr.

If you are a member of a fandom, such as Olitz, WestAllen, Captain Swan, or Ichabbie, then you already know Tumblr is the place to be online. However, if you aren’t a member of a fandom, or don’t even know what the hell a fandom is, you’ll find that Tumblr still has a lot to offer via it’s various communities.

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Redefining Nude

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Intimate apparel line Nubian Skin is redefining the fashion industry’s idea of what nude looks like.

If you’ve ever shopped for nude lingerie, clothing or heels, then you know that for far too long the definition of nude has essentially meant beige. However, with the success of  recently expanded collections like Christian Louboutin’s The Shades, folks in the fashion world are finally expanding their lines to accommodate women whose skins tones are more ebony than ivory.

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Gabrielle Union Lands Two New Movie Roles

 

GABRIELLE UNION TWO NEW MOVIE ROLES - JAMIE FOXX - KEY AND PEELEBeing Mary Jane actress Gabrielle Union is set to star in two film releases in 2016: Sleepless Night with Jamie Foxx and Keanu, which stars comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Sleepless Night is a remake of the French film Nuit Blanche and tells the story of a corrupt cop who must retrieve a bag of drugs in order to rescue his son whose been taken by a murderous drug lord. Gabrielle will play Foxx’s ex-wife. This will be the second time the pair have teamed up on the big screen. They first appeared together in the Sony Pictures 2004 romantic comedy Breakin’ all the Rules.

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Video: The Night is Still Young by Nicki Minaj

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For the second time in less than a week, Hip-Pop star Nicki Minaj has released a video from her Gold certified 2104 album The Pinkprint.

Last weeks’s offering was the visual for Feeling Myself, which featured Beyonce, while this week’s offering is The Night is Still Young, which Nicki performed at the Billboard Awards earlier this week alongside David Guetta.

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Rihanna Sells Magazines… A lot of Them

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If you’re a print magazine whose sales have been suffering, and let’s face it, that’s pretty much everyone, there is an answer to all your woes: put Rihanna on your cover.

According to cold hard facts, Rihanna sales magazines… a lot of them. The 27-year old pop beauty has reportedly graced the cover of magazines nineteen times within the last year, with each of those magazines showing significant gains in digital and print sales.

With Rihanna on its covers, magazines like Vogue, Ebony, Cosmopolitan and Elle have seen anywhere from an 0.8% jump in sales, to as high as a 7% jump in sales. And while that may not seem all that impressive, for an industry that has been plagued by declining sales for almost a decade, it is an absolute boom.
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Sleepy Hollow’s New Comic Book Series

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Lawd, who ever thought I would one day be writing about comic books on Brown Sista? But seeing as I am totally addicted to Sleepy Hollow, and it has been turned into a comic book series, here I am about to big up the latest iteration that features the newly slimmed down third season cast of Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills), Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane) and Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills).

Via the Nerdist, before Sleepy Hollow returns to the air this fall it will be proceeded by a four-issue mini-series titled “Sleepy Hollow: Providence,” which will reportedly give fans a sneak peak at season three’s storyline.
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Video: Hard to Do by K. Michelle

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Singer K. Michelle is back with the visual for her latest single “Hard to Do.”

The former “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star enlisted the help of videographer Child Basquiat, who has the singer dressing up like a zebra and prancing around in a thong while frolicking in a bath tub and mud wrestling.

On the paper it all sounds ridiculous, but somehow Michelle manages to make it all come together.
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Monica Unveils New Lil Wayne Assisted Single

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We have some good news for all you Monica Arnold fans. The Miss Thang singer is back with a new single and plans to release her eighth studio album later this year.

Monica unveiled “Just Right for Me” earlier this week and announced “Code Red,” her first album in three years, will be released sometime in the fall.

“Just Right for Me” features Lil Wayne and is produced by Monica’s longtime collaborator Polow da Don.
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Melanie Fiona Debuts New Single

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After a three year hiatus, singer Melanie Fiona is back with her new reggae inspired single “Bite the Bullet.”

The track is the first to be released from Fiona’s upcoming third solo album “Awake,” which is expected to be released sometime this fall.

Melanie recently spoke about the time she took off from music and touring, telling Billboard magazine she needed to regenerate and find her place musically.
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Kelly Rowland Performs at Maybelline Gala

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While many American celebs were busy getting gussied up for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, singer Kelly Rowland was half way across the globe in Berlin helping Maybelline celebrate their 100th Anniversary.

While Kelly has never been a spokesmodel for the company, she has tweeted her support of the brand in the past, saying the companies’ lipsticks were some of the first she ever wore as a teen, and praising their recently expanded line of Baby Lips products.

Kelly performed a medley of hits at the event, though no official video of the performance has been made available online. You can however view a few images below via Getty and WireImage, as well as a few clips I found via Instagram.
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Rihanna Performs on SNL Season Finale

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Rihanna performed her latest single “Bitch Better Have My Money” earlier this evening on the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

I believe this was only Rihanna’s second live performance of the single, which was originally released back in late March.

The song was rumored to be the first offering from the singer’s R8 album, which doesn’t seem to be getting a release date anytime soon, though recent rumors suggest it may be a Tidal exclusive.
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