Monthly Archives November 2019

Kirk Franklin Throws Wife A Christmas Themed Pre- Birthday Celebration

Tammy Franklins’ birthday is actually December 3rd, but her husband, Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin has started celebrating his lovely wife early!

The Gospel artist celebrated his wife’s upcoming birthday with some of her favorite things… family, friends, burgers, Christmas, and dancing.

Check out some of the pics the couple shared on their social media accounts all dressed up in their ugly Christmas sweaters, nikes, and those gorgeous smiles.

Kirk and Tammy are couple goals for real for real…

Tammy’s pre-birthday celebration was held at the Hopdoddy Burger bar in Texas.

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Happy Birthday Tammy!!!!!!!

Gabrielle Union NY&C Holiday Collection

Gabrielle Union has launched her latest Holiday Collection with New York & Company. The collection is complete with strapless metallic maxi dresses and jumpsuits.

Most of the pieces are on sale now and just in time for all of those holiday parties…

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The gold tone strapless maxi dress (above) is on sale for $64.97 according to New York & Company’s website.

This metallic jumpsuit is by far my favorite from the collection. It’s an easy outfit for those holiday parties. The plunging neckline is just enough and the cape gives you ” Girl Power” vibes….This jumpsuit will definitely have everyone talking….but in a good way!

Tyler Perry Headliner For Bishop Jakes International Leadership Summit

Bishop T.D. Jakes International Leadership Summit has announced media mogul Tyler Perry as the headline speaker for the annual conference happening April 30th thru May 2nd in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tyler will lead a global think tank session on the power of ownership and creating your own brand. A world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Perry is one of the most established artists in Hollywood, known for building his personal brand from the bottom up, attracting millions through his 22 feature films, 20 stage plays, 10 TV shows and New York Times best-selling book. Perry also owns one of the largest studios in the world, the former Fort McPherson army base situated on 330 acres.  

According to Jakes, Perry is “shifting the nation and Hollywood. You can beg people for an opportunity, or you can build your own. Perry has seized his opportunity and built his own empire. He is a stellar example that with the right mindset, anyone can overcome daunting obstacles to find success.”

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Also scheduled to speak are Pastors, Steven Furtick, John Hannah, and Keion Henderson.

Kelly Rowland In Alexander McQueen For Today Show Visit

Kelly Rowland is making her media rounds to promote her new Christmas movie (that she executive produced with her husband Tim Weatherspoon) on Lifetime “Merry Liddle Christmas,” and her new song “Love You More At Christmas Time,” and forthcoming album “Be The First To Know.”

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For her Today Show visit on Wednesday, Rowland wore a black button and safety pin-covered Alexander McQueen blazer, with a pair of Annakiki shorts, Wolford black stockings, and Sam Edelman pumps.

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Kelly’s blazer is from Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2019 Collection.

Tim Bowman Jr. & Brelyn Bowman Expecting Baby No.2!!!

Bowman party of three will soon be party of four!

Gospel singer Tim Bowman Jr. and wife Brelyn are expanding their family.

The couple announced on Thanksgiving Day that they are expecting their 2nd child together.

“Coming soon Bowman party of four! Omg!! We’re incredibly grateful for God blessing us! ?❤️ Plus it’s Sofie’s first thanksgiving ? what more can a family ask for,” Tim and Bre both shared the same post on Instagram with a family pic with their daughter Sofie and Brelyn holding her new baby bump.

Brelyn gave birth to the couples first child, a daughter named Sofie Grace on July 6th.

Tim Bowman Jr.
Photo Credit: BreFree Instagram

Congratulations Tim and Brelyn!!!!!

LeToya Luckett, Keri Hilson, & Eudoxie Brand Ambassadors For MYAVANA

Best girlfriends, LeToya Luckett Walker, Eudoxie and Keri Hilson have been announced as Brand Ambassadors for the new MYAVANA Haircare app, founded by girl-tech boss Candace Mitchell Harris.

Harris is a Georgia Tech graduate and the founder and CEO of Techturized Inc., a high-tech hair company. In 2016, she was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30, which propelled her to make her brand a household name.

The ladies were introduced at the launch party for the app last Thursday at Bio Bio, a Black-owned beauty venue in Atlanta.

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It was a successful evening of cocktails and conversations about hair with the ambassadors and Harris, the ladies also shared their hair stories, and guest were also able to ask them questions.

 “I am overwhelmed with gratefulness to God for how He brought this all together and for bringing the people to the table for this next level of business. Thank you to our entire team and to our amazing ambassadors for believing in the dream and making this new launch possible.”- Candace Harris

 At the conclusion of the night, guests were surprised with complimentary beauty products from coveted brands, including Kaleidoscope, Creme of Nature and more.  

Gospel Icon & Legendary Preacher Rev. Clay Evans Has Died.

Rev. Clay Evans, the legendary Pastor of Fellowship Chicago affectionately called “The Ship” has passed. He was 94.

The Gospel Icon and civil rights activist founded Fellowship after being ordained a minister in 1950. The church got the nickname “The Ship,” because of Evans’ longtime quote: “Its a friendship, its a kinship, its a relationship, what a fellowship, all aboard come on let’s go to the other side.” 

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Pastor Charles Jenkins, who took over as Pastor of Fellowship in 2000 after Evans retired, confirmed the news on social media Wednesday afternoon.

“My hero, the Rev. Clay Evans has gone to sleep eternally and is now in the presence of God.

Rev. Clay Evans founded Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in 1950, where he served for 50 years. His most famous mantra was “It is no secret what God can do.” He will forever be a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, family patriarch and church father.”

He will forever be known as a civil rights leader (who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Jesse Jackson), gospel music pioneer, civic leader, community staple, and trusted counselor to all including Presidents, Governors, Mayors, and anyone in need of advice.

Born in Brownsville, Tennessee, he moved to Chicago in June 1945, at age 20, with plans to be an undertaker. After founding Fellowship, he became a soloist and performed on the legendary choir’s gospel records.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fellowship Chicago Thursday Dec. 5th thru Saturday, Dec. 7th.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Breaks 3 World Records

Christmas has came early for pop diva Mariah Carey!

On Monday, Guinness World Records honored Mariah with three holiday-themed world records, thanks to the hit single “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which is a holiday favorite.

She accepted the honors on stage during her Christmas show at the Colosseum in Las Vegas. In true Mariah style, she invited the Guinness rep to join her onstage for the grand finale.

The singer is out on a limited engagement holiday run with her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel. The tour marks a special milestone in the legacy of Carey’s beloved album, Merry Christmas, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this holiday season.

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Congrats Diva!

PICS: Russell & Nina Westbrook Twin Girls Tea Party Themed Birthday Party

Russell and Nina Westbrook celebrated their twin girls, Skye and Jordyn 1st birthday with a “tea party for two” themed party.

Balloons were used as a guide to follow to the backyard party, pink roses cascaded out of oversized teacups, a sweet table was filled with everything from cookies to small containers of popcorn, and miniature teacups were placed throughout the grass.

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“Sweet Girls! You will never know how much I love you! I’m still in disbelief that I have 3 whole kids, 2 of which just turned one. We celebrated them by throwing them a wONEderful Tea For Two. I’m just so grateful, Nina shared on Instagram.

The baller couple called on party planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss and Andrew Haupt to bring their vision to life.

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The Westbrooks, who met as college athletes at UCLA and wed in 2015, are also parents to 2 yr. old Noah Westbrook.

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Happy 1st birthday Skye and Jordyn!

Sadie Robertson Marries Christian Huff On Families Louisiana Ranch

Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson is a married ya’ll!!!

Robertson wed fiance Christian Huff on Monday evening at her families Louisiana Ranch.

Sadie Robertson
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According to People magazine, the Duck Dynasty family converted a tennis court on their property with hedges and string lights to create a romantic setting for them to exchange their vows and say “I do.”

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“We’re having it on a tennis court, which is kind of unique and fun,” Robertson shared with the publication. “Christian and I both love to play tennis and every time we’re home, we play tennis on this court. So we’re like, ‘Well, what if we transformed the court?’ So we’re taking off the net, taking off everything. We’re laying down AstroTurf and lights everywhere all over the fence and white roses. So it’ll actually feel like this nice garden.”

Sadie wore a white strapless Kleinfeld gown with opera length gloves for her walk down the aisle as celebrity guest like Christian artist Tauren Wells, Alfonso Roberto, Candace Cameron Bure and Roma Downey looked on.

Robertson and Huff, who announced their engagement last summer first dance was to Tauren Wells “KNOWN,” who song it live.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Adrienne Bailon Houghton Elegant Take On Christmas Decor

The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon Houghton Bel Air home aka “Chateau Houghton” was already decorated with pretty and sparkly things. Now Adrienne, who shares her home with husband, Gospel music superstar Israel Houghton has teamed up with HomeGoods to up the sparkle for the Christmas holiday and PEOPLE magazine got a peek inside.

“I think it’s about finding one decorative piece that helps you get inspired for the rest of it,” she advises those hoping to emulate her elegant take on the holidays. “Each room has a different focal point. The possibilities are endless in HomeGoods.”

Photo Credit: Matt Harrington for HomeGoods

She revealed to the publication that she has four or five Christmas trees in her home, with a rose gold tree in one of her bedrooms.

Photo Credit: Matt Harrington for HomeGoods

“I went a little bit overboard with the Christmas trees. I found so many good ones that I think right now I’ve got four or five around the house, which I absolutely love,” the talk show host shared.

Adrienne Bailon
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Despite her dedication to decor, her favorite part of the holidays is a little simpler.

“Being with family,” she says. “I feel like I made my mom so proud this year with my decorations. So much of my family  comes from out of town to stay with us here in our house. It just makes them feel so special to see that I’ve decorated and I want it to be an experience for them.”