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Tiffany and Co Recruit Elle Fanning and Lupita Nyongo For Reshaping Campaign

Written by. Chalise Macklin

Tiffany and Co is known for providing men with that special, little blue box and bringing joy to many women’s lives. But their signature jewelry and legacy is in jeopardy. The company is experiencing falling profits and stock prices, according to a business report from Business of Fashion. The jeweler is on a mission to turn things around and has enlisted some A-list celebrities to help do so.


Former American Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington, joined the jewelry house as a creative partner to help with rebranding. Coddington has signed teen star Elle Fanning and Lupita Nyong’o on to represent the timeless brand along with models Natalie Westling and Christy Turlington. A historic moment for the company because this marks the first time celebrities have starred in a campaign. Each lady showcases a piece of the brand’s new “Tiffany T” collection. Nyong’o posted a preview of her ad, which will be released nationwide in September.

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The reshaped concept is titled “Legendary Style.” Upcoming campaigns will feature women in the studio instead of their iconic ads that are black and white and feature women wearing their jewelry on New York streets. A re-launch of the company’s affordable “Love” collection by designer Reed Krakoff with the slogan “#lovenotlike” will also be released soon.

Tiffany and Co are hoping to attract a younger buyer, particularly millennials. The company also intends to introduce it to new consumers and get skeptics to reconsider.




Won’t He Do It! Tamar Braxton Lands Her Own Talk Show

Written by. Chalise Macklin

Tamar Braxton has made headlines for weeks; after news surfaced she would not return to The Real for season 3. Braxton took a brief hiatus from social media and had not officially addressed the departure from the show. She finally broke her silence on The Steve Harvey Morning Show today (June 2nd).

harveySteve Harvey asked her the questions everyone wanted answers to; did she have any idea she would be let go or was she given a reason?

Braxton explained that her husband, Vince Herbert, called The Real about glam for the Essence festival and was informed she was no longer a part of the panel.

the realTamar said, “For this to come out of the blue, this was astonishing to be honest.”

She goes on to say she did not reach out for an explanation for why she was let go, but Vince did as well as her agent and lawyer. According to Braxton, no one has contacted her. Tamar said it still bothers her that she doesn’t know why she was fired. But fans are not convinced she was clueless. They took to twitter during the interview posting comments of disbelief.

Despite the situation, she remains positive.

“This is not a setback, it’s a setup. You have to speak positivity over your life and move forward,” said Tamar.

Moving forward is exactly what she is doing. Later in the show, Harvey announced that he signed Tamar to his company to produce a talk show.

“We are proud to announce that 112th Street Productions…my production company, East 112th Production has just signed Tamar Braxton to produce a talk show, TV series with Tamar Braxton,” said the talk show host.

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "Anthony Anderson vs Toni Braxton and Monica Potter vs Curtis Stone" - The series premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud" will feature actor Anthony Anderson's ("black-ish") family vs. 7-time Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton and her sisters; and in a separate game, family members from Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone and actress Monica Potter will spar off against each other to win money for a charity of their choice. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning talk-show and game-show host, "Celebrity Family Feud" premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Adam Taylor) TAMAR BRAXTON, STEVE HARVEY, TOWANDA BRAXTON

The two didn’t reveal any more details about the upcoming show, but the vagueness surely will  build up anticipation.

Tamar’s reaction to being fired from The Real doesn’t end on Harvey’s radio show. Her reaction was captured by the camera crew of Braxton Family Values and will be aired tonight. The episode will pick up two hours after she received the news and how her sisters supported her through the tough time.

A lot has happened to Tamar in the last year, including a health scare. It seems Tamar has landed on her feet. The breakout star of Braxton Family Values journey toward superstardom continues on.


Gabby Douglas Working To Make History Again

Written by. Chalise Macklin

Gabby Douglas has already made history and she is working to do it again. In 2012, she beat out the competition and won the Olympic gold medal for all- around champion (gymnastics) during the London Summer Games. She was the first African American female to accomplish this feat.

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She also won a gold medal with her team known as the “Fierce Five.” Gabby was only 16 when she won both titles; now for years later she is back in the gym working to set a new record that has never been done.

Fierce-FiveDouglas is training to become the first American to ever to win a back-to-back gymnastics gold medal in the all-around category at the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She is allowing America to embark on her journey as she works toward her goals. Reluctant at first, Gabby agreed to star in a reality show with her family called Douglas Family Gold that chronicles her road back to the top.

gabby familyAfter some time off, Douglas has racked up 6 more medals including another gold medal at the American Cup this year. The reality show focuses on her mom working as her manager, her sisters helping her with her GK leotard brand, and her family supporting her through the ups and downs as she fights to stay an Olympic champion.

The first episode already aired, but you can tune in and follow her journey weekly on Oxygen. Gabby’s journey is sure to be infectious and may inspire other young girls and women to pursue their dreams and work hard to obtain their goals.

KeKe Palmer Addresses “The Real” Rumors

Written by. Chalise Macklin

Keke Palmer is booked. After making history as the youngest talk show host (Just KeKe) to date, she will reprise the role. Rumors have been swirling on several media outlets that she will replace Tamar Braxton on The Real. The spot is vacant after the show put out a joint statement that Braxton will not return for the 3rd season.

The “Scream Queens” star is allegedly in the running to join Tamara Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon at the round table. An executive of the show worked with Keke last year on a pilot and reportedly thinks she is a good fit. The news comes on the heels of Warner Brothers releasing a statement that they had not made a decision on whether or not they would proceed with the remaining four women or add an additional host to the panel.

kp1Fans of Palmer seem to be in support of her joining the cast. Some fans posted comments on social media stating she would bring a younger and fresh perspective to the panel; similar to what Raven Symone did on The View.

The Real has yet to confirm or deny reports that Keke will be filling Tamar’s seat. KeKe took to social media to dismiss the rumors stating she will not host The Real, but she will continue to host her talk show.

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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez 45th Birthday Celebration

Written by: Barrie Ladipo

In the heart of Atlanta, Suite Food Lounge hosted the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez 45th birthday party and charity event on a warm Thursday evening. The celebration was hosted by the vivacious Drea Kelly and Tony  Harper. Lisa’s younger sister, Reigndrop was there bringing her sisters presence to life with her smiles and warming spirit along side their mother Wanda Lopes. The celebration was filled with performances by AnOne, Ari Rae (Joann Kelly), and Mishon.

They finished off the event with auctioning off bags, accessories and clothing designs by Reigndrop with images honoring her late sister and other iconic stars. Pieces by Andre Harris and many more were also presented for the crowd to bargaining off, with proceeds going to the Lisa left eye lopes foundation.
In the memory of the iconic rapper, watch one of her iconic raps below.

Jamie Lynn Spears Back In The Spotlight


Written by. Chalise Macklin

Navigating through the teen years is challenging, especially when you do so in the spotlight. There are a lot of things that come along such as: sex and drugs that may entice teens to do things that can have an adverse effect on their lives. Not succumbing to peer pressure is hard to do particularly during adolescence. Continue reading Jamie Lynn Spears Back In The Spotlight