Mac Cosmetics to Open Their First Make-Up Studio

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With relaxation spas, nails salons and weave bars littering nearly every corner in New York City, cosmetics giant Mac has decided to enter the fracas and open their very first makeup studio/beauty bar later this month.

The 63rd and Lexington Avenue location will be competing alongside other NYC newbies like Blushington and Jolie Beauty Bar, which have all popped up over the last year hoping to capitalize on the country’s ‘beauty bar’ boom.

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Chrisette Michele Launches Curvy Girls Clothing Line

RICH HIPSTER BELLE CLOTHING LINESinger Christte Michelle has launched her very own clothing line for curvy girls. The 32-year old Grammy-winning songstress unveiled her Rich Hipster Belle collection over the weekend at the 20th Annual Essence Music Festival.

Chrisette collaborated with Atlanta based stylist Jason Sky to create what the singer called her most adventurous project to date. “My goal with Rich Hipster Belle is for it to have universal glam appeal,” Christte explained. “It’s all about women embracing their curves and their glamourocity and just being comfortable in their glam space.”

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Meagan Good’s Husband Comes to Her Defense + Minority Report Gets Rewrites

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Meagan Good and hubby DeVon Franklin were participants in the Diversity in Media, Television and Film Panel, which took place over the weekend at the Essence Music Festival. During a Q&A session with fans and the media, the couple once again found themselves fielding questions about Meagan’s sometimes provocative attire.

Franklin, who is a Sony exec and Seventh Day Adventist minister, quickly came to his wife’s defense, telling the crowd his wife is her own person and is free to do and dress as she pleases. “I don’t own her and she does not own me. We are together and I respect whatever she chooses to put on,” Franklin explained. “When I married her, I knew she was her own person. I said, ‘I accept you for who you are and whatever you choose to wear, that is your right.’”

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Kelly Rowland to Appear in Season Two of Empire

KELLY ROWLAND TO APPEAR IN SEASON TWO OF EMPIREKelly Rowland is heading to Fox’s Empire this fall.

According to the singer’s social media pages, Kelly will appear in several episodes via flashback, as Lucious Lyon’s mother.

Empire’s second season celebrity guest list is looking pretty impressive with the addition of Kelly, who joins previously announced guest stars Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Oscar winning actress Marisa Tomei, who will reportedly play a demanding venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in the Lyon’s family drama.

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Ciara Promotes Project Runway + Tapes Dance Like We’re Making Love Video

CIARA STREET PHOTO SHOOT-8After taping an episode of Project Runway earlier this week, singer Ciara was spotted hitting the streets of New York to shoot promos for her upcoming appearance.

Ciara has been delving into quite a bit of television this year, and recently found out her show I Can Do That has been renewed by NBC for a second season.  CiCi’s  guest appearances this season helped the show average around seven million viewers per episode, though she remained mum when asked by fans via social media if she planned to return.

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Video: Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna

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Here it is boys and girls: Rihanna’s video for her latest single Bitch Better Have My Money. There has been a lot of build-up to the release of this visual, including Rihanna’s appearance at the recent BET Awards, where she took part in several skits to promote the video’s pseudo-mobster theme. Was all the hype worth that? That’s for you to decide. Check it out below and let us know what you think.

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Behind the Scenes: Tamar Braxton Shoots Video for New Single

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Singer Tamar Braxton has enlisted a bevy of reality television stars to help bring the bothel-inspired video for her new single, If I Don’t Have You, to life.

Braxton is joined by former RHOA star Nene Leakes, as well as Shanteria Morange-el and actresses Khadijah and Malika Haqq, who’ve become more known for their appearances alongside the Kardashian sisters, than any of their actual acting work, which includes appearances in the 2006 film ATL and guest spots on HBO’s Entourage.
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Keyshia Cole Scores Prince for New Album

KEYSHIA COLE TO WORK WITH PRINCE ON NEW INDEPENDENT ALBUMWhile the internet was busy clowning Keyshia Cole for plugging her upcoming album at the BET Awards, it appears the singer may get the last laugh when the public discovers some of the talent going independent has afforded her the opportunity to work with.

According to well placed sources (the same ones who told us Keyshia was going independent back in February) Keyshia is set to team up with the Purple One himself: Prince, who had previously told the singer he would collaborate with her so long as she was not signed to a traditional label.

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Update: Miss Jackson Announces New Unbreakable Diamonds Collection

JANET JACKSON UNBREAKABLE DIAMONDSLike most celebs, singer Janet Jackson is looking to branch out and expand her empire. And while in this day and age for the average celebrity that would mean a clothing line- Miss Jackson, however, is no average celebrity, and thus has chosen to do things a bit differently.

Per NPR, Janet is getting into the diamonds business. That stunning yellow heart shaped necklace she wore at the BET Awards is reportedly a part of her new Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds Collection, and will retail for the low-low price of only two millions dollars. The ring Janet wore however will be a bit more economical, costing a mere five-hundred thousand dollars.

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Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall Will Return for Series Finale of The Game

DERWIN AND MELANIE RETURN FOR THE GAME FINAL-1_FotorActors Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall are set to reprise their roles of Derwin Davis and Dr. Melanie Barnett-Davis in the series finale of The Game.

The big announcement was made at last night’s BET Awards, where the show’s cast gathered to bid farewell to fans. Pooch Hall surprised the cast, joining them on stage, saying “It’s not gonna be a final season without your boy. It’s not just me. Melanie is also back on The Game for the finale.”

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Janet Jackson Accepts Icon Award at 2015 BET Ceremony

MISS JACKSONJanet Jackson is an icon. How do we know? Because the singer has received recognition from no less than five sources bestowing the honor on her in the course of her near forty year career.

BET adds their name to the list for the second time, honoring Janet at last night’s show with their inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award, which you know they totally made up at the last minute to get the singer to make an appearance.

Corny ass name aside, half the people sitting in that audience wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for the smooth pathway Janet, and her brother Michael, paved for them. Because of that, no one is more deserving of yet another Icon award, than Miss Jackson herself.

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Video: Tinashe, Jason Derulu and Ciara Tribute Miss Jackson at the BET Awards

JANET JACKSON DANCE TRIBUTE BET AWARDSBe honest. Did you really give a damn about anything at last night’s BET Awards besides the dance tribute to Janet Jackson and her appearance?

I know I didn’t. Even though I didn’t watch live, I kept hitting up Twitter just waiting for my timeline to be all Janet, all the time.

Sadly, it took nearly three hours, but I can honestly say it was worth the wait.

Tinashe did well in her Pleasure Principle tribute, and Jason Derulo was acceptable. Ciara, however, was clearly the one the audience was waiting for and she slayed her performance of If and Rhytmn Nation.

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Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle’s 2015 BET Awards Performance

TAMAR BRAXTON AND K MICHELLE HUG AT 2015 BET AWARDSR n’ B singers Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle officially put an end to years of petty squabling when they performed together at last night’s BET Awards.

The two young ingenues were aided by veteran diva Patti Labelle, who joined the pair on stage for a soulful rendition of her 1983 hit If Only You Knew.

K. took to the stage first, singing a bit of her single Hard to Do, before making way for Tamar who looked flawless in a gold dress and matching fur.

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Gallery: 2015 BET Awards Red Carpet

BRANDY BET RED CARPER 2015While I did not catch this year’s BET Awards show live (wish us luck, I am in the hospital with my daughter as we prepare for her stem cell transplant tomorrow) I did follow along on Twitter and regularly hit up WireImage to see who was walking the red carpet and what they were wearing.

Without the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce, I found most of what appeared on the runway was pretty boring. Only Brandy, and actress Naturi Naughton really stood out for me. I also thought Black Chyna and Amber Rose, dressed in all white, looked pretty spiffy.

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