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Hailey Bieber: “Faith” Most Important Part Of Marriage To Justin Bieber

Model Hailey Bieber covers the March Issue of ELLE, and inside the magazine she opens up about her “faith” centered marriage to Justin Bieber.

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Hailey and Justin are both devout Christians, and can be seen regularly attending the star-studded Hillsong Church in NYC.

She credits a mutual belief in God as the foundation for her relationship with Justin, whose mom is also born-again.

“Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [critical] for us. It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”

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She grew up attending a nondenominational church near Nyack, but it wasn’t until she moved to New York that she really got in touch with her own faith.

“As I got older, it got harder to follow church and the Bible because it felt very adult. I don’t want to sound wrong, but it was boring. I didn’t care about it anymore, until I found a church I felt was geared toward young people. And for me, that was the Hillsong Church in New York City.” She first attended at 16. “It started to feel like my own little community of people who were also young and following God and just immersed in a church community. Then I developed my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me.”


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Michelle Obama Talks Life At Home With Barack During Oprah’s WW 2020 Vision Tour

Michelle Obama is an empty nester and loving it!

Mrs. Obama was Oprah’s “celebrity guest” during her WW 2020 Vision Tour stop at the Barclays Center in NYC on Saturday. During her sit down with Lady O, Michelle talked about life now as an empty nester with husband Barack Obama.

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Now that Malia and Sasha are now both off at college living their best life, she can now refocus her energy into her relationship with Barack.

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“Parenting takes up a lot of emotional space … I put a lot of time and energy into parenting these girls but right now we are trying to make their lives normal — so that means weekends were a pain,” she shared.

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“And they’re gone, thank God,” the Becoming author joked.

All that energy I can now place back on me and spending time figuring out my next chapter, how I want to spend the rest of my life,” including more time with her husband.

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“We have more emotional time, emotional energy,” she said of her empty nest with our forever President.

“It’s just me and him and [the family dogs] Bo and Sunny and dinner. And they don’t talk, the dogs,” she laughed.

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Now I can look at him and recognize my husband, he’s still the man I fell in love with.

First appeared in PEOPLE

Tom Ford Brings His NYFW Show To L.A. Oscar Weekend & The Stars Come Out

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Red carpet staple, Tom Ford held his NYFW runway show in L.A. this weekend ahead of the Oscar’s and J.Lo, A Rod, Ciara, Russell Wilson and many more A list celebs came out to show their support.

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The luxury designer reportedly raised eyebrows when it was announced that he would be bringing the show to L.A. but by all reports it was a hit!

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He had a star-studded front row that also included Tracee Ellis Ross, Lil Nas X, Anna Wintour, Lauren Sanchez, and Jeff Bezos.

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With “California Love, “I’m So Excited, and the Fugees Killing Me Softly playing in the background, the models walked the runway modeling pieces from his Fall 2020 collection…. and then there was Kendall Jenner, GiGi Hadid, and Bella Hadid who shut the runway DOWNNNNN! Period!

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“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” Tom Ford

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“My goal is to help women become the best version of themselves.” Tom Ford

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In a press release Ford called the show “very LA.” To the designer, this meant cotton hoods cut at the arms with frayed seams; asymmetrical silk skirts with prints inspired by a ’70s acid trip; velvet suits in electric colors with large lapels and shape-flattering hems.

Tamron Hall and Son Moses Cover “Parents” Magazine!

Tamron Hall and her baby boy Moses are adorable on the March cover of Parents magazine.

In the “Mom Boss” themed Issue, Tamron who has a huge social media following, shares with readers what a day in her life is like since getting married, having a baby, and launching her own talk show.

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I don’t mind Instagram, with all its filters, as long as we also get real and say, ‘Do you know how many pictures I took before I posted this one?’ ” says Hall. “If we all just rip off our masks and say, ‘Damn it, this is hard,’ we can release the pressure we unnecessarily endure. We’re all just doing the best we can.

Tamron day starts at 5:35 a.m. and consist of kissing her husband, letting her dog out, and spending time with baby Moses before she leaves the house at 6:30 a.m. to head to work.

I don’t feel bad about saying goodbye to Moses. It’s the reality of being a working mom. I also love my job. I mean, if I hit the Powerball, would they hear from me again? Probably not. But I try not to focus on the leaving part too much. I just give Moses a kiss and go.

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By 8:00 a.m. Tam and her diverse team are preparing for the show.

I hired a diverse staff. I know how it feels being the only woman to walk into a room full of men. I also know how it feels to be the only woman of color to walk into a room of white women. So for my show, I addressed not only the gender disparity in the television industry but also the racial disparity. When I say, “Sisterhood is real,” I include all women.

During her day, Tamron juggles a lot, but makes sure to check on baby Moses and call her husband.

My nanny texts. Moses is going down for his nap. My husband set up a camera-intercom system so I can see and talk to Moses. I always check in before his naps and say hi via intercom. “See you soon, Mosey!” Now’s also the time when I do my Amazon orders. I recently said to my husband, “Do you think those paper towels just magically appear?” I have this “I can handle it all” attitude, but I’m trying to stop. Not as a punishment to Steven, but as a lesson to myself. I have a partner and should pass off some of the household management.

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When Calls The Heart Season 7 Premieres Feb. 23rd On The Hallmark Channel

If you’re a “heartie” like myself then you will be happy to hear that When Calls The Heart Season 7 will premiere on the Hallmark Channel Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 8/7c.

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Following the firing of actress Lori Loughlin after she was named in the college admissions scandal, the network pulled the series to rework some storylines. The show then came back for a couple of episodes before taking a hiatus…But now it’s back!!!!!

It’s a New Day for the residents of Hope Valley. Elizabeth’s friendships with Nathan and Lucas continue to deepen (just wondering which one of them will make the first move) Faith and Carson must make choices about their future, and the whole town joins in the excitement as Jesse and Clara plan their wedding.

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Netflix “She Did That” Is Just What ALL Black Female Entrepreneurs Need!

I highly recommend the new Netflix documentary She Did That for ALL black female entrepreneurs.

“Just because we can carry the weight of the world doesn’t mean you should let us!”- – Kim Hill owner of Radical Women

It has been reported that black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. Yet, many black women in business don’t get the platform or spotlight that they deserve for their work. In comes Renae L. Bluitt, founder of Crush Media.

She is the executive producer of the documentary, which explores the intimate and intricate journeys of black women entrepreneurs.

The documentary which is streaming on Netflix NOW! will bless your life, as you listen to a group of black female business owners as they share their stories of taking nothing and turning it into something! From finances, mental health, and faith.: it’s all in this documentary!!!

Two of my favorite stories are:

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Lisa Price, the owner of Carol’s Daughter shares her journey of starting her business in her kitchen, to selling her first product at a church flea market and the full support she has had of her husband, Gordon Price.

He very proudly wears the name Mr. Carol’s Daughter he likes that!

Tonya Rapley, the owner of My Fab Finance story was so powerful! I was always told that your WHY has to be so powerful that it pushes you to another level of favor… and Tonya’s did. She shared her testimony of being in an abusive relationship, where not only was she taking care of him and herself, but he also messed up her credit. That season of her life lead her to birth My Fab Finance and become known as the “New Face of Wealth Building!”

Being a girl is great. Being a Black girl is magic. But being a Black woman consumer is pure power!- Cheryl Grace

Pics: Rihanna Celebrated The Launch Of FENTY At Bergdorf Goodman

Fashion has always been my defense mechanism.- Rihanna

FENTY get’s a physical and digital launch at Fifth Avenue’s Bergdorf Goodman.

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On Wednesday (Feb. 7th) the singer/fashion and beauty boss launched a FENTY 3rd floor pop up shop at the retailer’s NYC store as well as the luxury brand has taken over the companies website.

The Fenty pop up at Bergdorf Goodman’s

For the launch RiRi wore her own pieces of course, an orange FENTY turtleneck mini dress that she accessorized with an orange trench inspired parka and gold parachute boots from the brand.

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The pop-up is 540 square feet, situated between the Saint Laurent and Chloé shops, and marked by quilted walls in Fenty’s signature blue. Bergdorf’s is Fenty’s only brick-and-mortar expression in the U.S.

The brand will take over Bergdorf’s windows through Feb. 17th to kick off their latest campaign (Release 2-20. A meditation on casual luxury and attitudinal day dressing) as well as to kick off New York Fashion Week. *Go RiRi Girl*

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In addition, Rihanna will guest edit BG’s newly revamped web site and have her own homepage live for one week.

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First Look: Cynthia Erivo As Aretha Franklin In “Genius: Aretha”

National Geographic has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming “Genius: Aretha” anthology series starring Oscar nominee, Cynthia Erivo.

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In the first footage from the upcoming series, the Quuen of Soul says she’s “ready to make hits!”

The 30 sec. promo will air during the Oscars Sunday night on ABC.

Genius: Aretha is “the first-ever, definitive, and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin,” according to National Geographic, as the season explores the singer’s life and musical genius as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world.

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In addition to Erivo, the series also stars Courtney B. Vance as her father, C.L. Franklin; David Cross as Jerry Wexler; Malcolm Barrett as Ted White; Pauletta Washington as Grandmother Rachel; Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin; Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin; Steven Norfleet as Cecil Franklin; Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen; Omar J. Dorsey as James Cleveland; Marque Richardson as King Curtis; and introducing Shaian Jordan as Little Re.

First appeared in Entertainment Weekly

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb to Be Honored at Outstanding Mother Awards

co-anchors of NBC News’ “Today,” Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are 2020 Outstanding Moms!

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The ladies will be honored  at the 42nd Annual Outstanding Mother Awards, which will take place on May 7th at the Pierre Hotel .

Guthrie, co-anchor of “Today” and NBC News’ chief legal correspondent, is also a New York Times bestselling author of two children’s books, “Princesses Wear Pants,” and “Princesses Save the World.” She and her husband, Mike Feldman, are the parents of two children, Vale and Charley.

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Kotb is the co-anchor of “Today” and also serves as the co-host of “Today With Hoda & Jenna.” Kotb is also a New York Times bestselling author of six books, including, “I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By,”  and she and her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, are the parents of two adopted daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine.


Congratulations ladies!!!!

Marsai Martin In Green Alexia Maria Jumpsuit For Lexus Uptown Honors

Actress and film producer, Marsai Martin looked amazing in a green Alexia Maria jumpsuit for the Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood on Wednesday in L.A.

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The ‘Black-ish’ actress and ‘Little’ producer was giving us ’90s Brandy vibes with her braided bob.

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In other, Marsai news, the young boss will be honored by Spelman College’s Alumnae Association for her accomplishments during their 26th annual Sisters’ Awards Brunch in March.

In 2019 she became the youngest executive producer in the industry’s history with the release of her film Little that starred Issa Rae and Regina Hall. She also inked a first-look production deal with Universal Pictures through her Genius Productions company to create a variety of scripted projects. Martin has 10 NAACP Image Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award under her belt.

The event raises scholarship funds for incoming Spelman students who hail from the Los Angeles area.

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Isaac Carree New Video “Legends” Pays Tribute To Kobe & Nipsey Hussle

Isaac Carree just dropped a new single and video “Legends,” from his forthcoming album “No Risk No Reward” (his first CD in 6 years, which is set to drop on 3/20).

“This song is a song that will out live me! It’s socially conscious and relevant! It’s a timeless piece! Legends NEVER DIE!” ”- Carree

In the powerful video for the single, the award winning singer pays tribute to our black heroes as a nod to Black History Month.

The video features clips of Michael Jordan, Whitney Houston, Edwin Hawkins, LaShawn Daniels, Kobe Bryant, Martin Luther King Jr., Nipsey Hussle and many others.

Carree’ss forthcoming album features some heavy hitters!

Guests on the album include Kirk Franklin, Zacardi Cortez, Lisa Knowles, Jazze Pha,Mr. Talkbox and many others,