Wishing her nothing but the best.
Nene Leaks started her journey as a Real Housewives of Atlanta with original members, DeShawn Snow, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak, in the above image. It was a few seasons of laughs, love, hurt and hate. Through all the dramatic seasons, only one of the original cast memeber was still standing. That last member is Leaks.
In came new members Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. The new cast added even more drama to the show. From divorces, to lies, lost of valuable friendships, insults and fights. It has been one nasty season after the next. Claudia Jordan, not pictured, but is in the last season reunion image below was added last season. Rumor has it, she will not be returning as well for season eight.
Leaks held on, but Kenya Moore came in and became the frontrunner of the show. With this new responsibility came a lot of hatred, more pettiness, drama and physical abuse when Moore was physically attacked by castmate Porsha Williams during one of the reunion shows. Williams was demoted from one of the housewives to a reoccurring role on the show.
Leaks felt attacked during last season. She felt that the environment has become too toxic which came as a surprise to many because creating a toxic and drama filled environment was Leaks rise to fame. She has overtalked people, pulled wigs, called people the worst name ever, but yet it seems as though she is tired of living that way, which is understandable. People grow and negative vibes does nothing, but bring the spirit down.
As the last standing original member of the show, Nene Leaks have had it and is bowing out of her throne and saying goodbye to The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) franchise, as the show enters season eight. She posted the below message to her Instagram page. Also watch the YouTube video below that shows where it all started.
The above YouTube video is a clip from different episodes of the beginning of it all, before the blonde wigs and "I'm rich bit**." She was fun, yes a trash talker, but more fun. After success, she became more of a "I'm too good for you" spirit. Being humble even in success is amazing. Not looking down on others because everyone has to start somewhere unless you're born into money, so many did not agree with or appreciate Nene " I'm better than you attitude." Through all that, Leakes is a smart business woman and has continued to make successful moves within the industry. She has a clothing line and will be opening a store soon. She is the new face of Kim Kardashian game app, she's working on a new primetime show and has a spinoff in the works with former friend and rival Kim Zolciak. Zolciak left the show and has a very successful spinoff, so hopefully Leaks will as well.
Wishing her nothing but the best.
Brandy, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Ciara, Nicole Ari Parker, Gabrielle Union, and Nicki Minaj all looked amazing during the BET Awards.
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross did an amazing job as host.
Rapper Nicki Minaj and winner of the night, made sure her curves were on full display.
She walked the carpet with her mother, but later found her way to her new man rapper, Meek Mill for some pictures. her ex of 12 years Safaree Samuel did post on his Instagram that he was banned from walking the red carpet. View below. We understand that BET wanted to make Nicki comfortable, but if that was the case Chris Brown, Karrueche and Rihanna wouldn't have been in the same room together. That move was wrong if it is true.
Date Night: Ciara and new man Rusell Wilson looked wonderful together.
Ciara looked absolutely stunning.
A definite hit and best dress of the night, goes to Brandy. She looked stunning. Her hair, makeup, dress and the overall look was flawless.
The beautiful Janelle Monae.
Glowing: The always gorgeous Rihanna was at the award to show a preview clip of her new video premiering on Thursday Bit** Better Have My Money (BBMM). Watch below.
Singer Monica and K. Michelle looked beautiful. K. Michelle was one of the highlights of the night. She ended a longtime feaud with Tamar Braxton lastnight. Watch the performance and read the full article about their journey here.
Lala Anthony and the beautiful Tori Kelly went for the mini dress look.
Love: Nicole Ari Parker poses for pictures as her handsome Boris Kodjoe waits for her on the side and took a few images as well. The lovely couple have a new talk show debuting on Fox soon.
Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union glitters as she walked the red carpet. The actress is currently working on Season 3 of her hit show on BET.
Icon: Legend Janet Jackson was honored last night and was on hand to receive the award. Click here to watch the tribute.
Love Wins: Amber Rose and Blac Chyna showed up hand-in- hand to support marriage equality. Click here to view more images from Rose and Chyna.
When Exes Collide: Karrueche Tran and her ex-Chris Brown both walked the red carpet at separate time to avoid any awkward altercation.
Lifetime achievement award receipt Smokey Robinson was also available to receive such an amazing honor. Watch tribute here.
Zendaya had her legs on full display while actress Sanaa Lathan went for the more conservative look.
Model Eva marcille and actress turn television talk show host Nicole Ari Parker, both looked angelic in white.
Bad Boy performances was one of the best highlights of the night. Watch all performances and view the list of winners here View more images in the Gallery below.
'Won't He Do It': K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Ended A Longtime Feud And Performed On The BET Awards Together
After a few years of major drama between Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle, both ladies ended it all last night at the BET Awards when they hit the stage together. Watch the performance below.
Legend Patti Labelle also joined the ladies and brought the house to their feet.
During Michelle appearance on the hit reality show Love & Hip hop Atlanta, her musicality was great, but her past relationship issues took center stage. She talked about a time in her life when she was physically abuse by her record executive and than boyfriend. She never said a name on the show. She went into details describing the day that she became a survival of domestic violence. Michelle said that an argument between her and her boyfriend (Mr. Wright) started in a Memphis hotel. She said that when she attempted to leave, a towel was placed over her mouth and she was dragged back into the room, a water bottle was thrown at her and she received some rug-burns. Michelle also claimed that, the man (Wright) threatened to kill her son. Although she never mentioned his name, the blogs and people figured out that she was talking about him and this led to a social media war.
The feud started when Tamar decided to speak on the situation because Toya Wright is her friend. Michelle fans lashed out at Braxton stating that she shouldn't speak on the topic because she wasn't there especially being that she is also a domestic violence survivor.
Wright wanted to go on the show, but his wife Toya Wright turned down the offer. Insisting that this public knowledge ruin his career and character, Wright filed a defamation lawsuit against Michelle, the owners of VH1 and producers of the network’s hit show “Love And Hip Hop Atlanta.” The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 5, 2012 in the United States Northern District of Georgia. Wright asked for $15 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. Although Wright sued, he did admit in court that, "he put a pillow and/or his hands over Michelle's mouth to try to shut her up during a physical altercation in a Memphis hotel in 2009." He admitted to spending her money from Jive Record’s budget for jewelry, not to help her career and that he sent a text message threatening to kill Michelle’s son. Due to his admission and being unable to provide evidence to support his defamation claims, the Fulton County judge Robert McBurney decided in favor of the defendants. According to final court judgment. “The record shows that they reasonably believed Defendant Pate during production of LHHA and that they still do today.”
Michelle left Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, now has a very successful music career and her own spinoff show on the VH1. Michelle fans used social media to attack a few of the people that called Michelle a liar. Rapper Rasheeda (left in the image above), Tamar Braxton, and Toya Wright estrange wife of rapper Lil Wayne and she is currently separated from current husband Mickey Wright. Toya said that this case played a contributing factor in their split. Now that this is over, I'm hoping that Michelle can find her healing after being vindicated because there's nothing worse than being abuse and being called a liar for speaking up, which is a form of abuse in itself. We're also happy that Braxton and Michelle ended their feud.
Watch better quality and the full performance here.
She's been blessing us with amazing music for over twenty years. Nicknamed "The Vocal Bible" Brandy has continued her incredible journey as an entertainer and is looking better with age. She showed up at the BET Awards yesterday looking amazing. Her hair, make, dress and the overall look was flawless and she looked absolutely stunning. She posted a few images below to her Instagram, giving shout out to her glam team. They did an amazing job with this look. View below.
Currently playing Chardonnay Pitts on BET hit show "The Game' currently in it's last season and is also currently on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, Brandy is keeping her health a top priority. She documents her intense workout session for her social media followers. This is definitely motivation. Watch a clip of her performance as Roxie on the today show below.
She walked the red carpet with little brother Ray J. Looking great Brandy.
Congratulations on your continuous success.
Date Night 'Love Wins': Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Locked Lips On The BET Awards Red Carpet Hand-In-Hand To Support Marriage Equality
The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians must have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Read more here.
With that announcement came celebration from many. Amber Rose who has been very opened about being Bi-sexual followed many celebrities by showing her support via social media, when she posted the above image and message.
Twins: Rose took things a step further off social media when she showed up on the red carpet at the BET Awards hand-in-hand with close friend Blac Chyna.
Support: Chyna and Rose, took their support a bit further when they decided to lock lips on the carpet.
New Love: Rose new man, who many have called the "White Wiz Khalifa" due to their similar physicality and tattoos, 25-year-old rapper Machine Gun Kelly was also at the award ceremony.
He later joined her during the pre-show.
Love Lost: Amber is legally married to rapper Wiz Khalifa. They are currently separated and is going through divorce proceedings after Rose filed in September of last year, due to alleged infidelities by Khalifa. They were married July of 2013 and share son Sebastian Taylor Thomas.
Chyna was engaed to rapper Tyga. They share son King.
Tyga is now in a relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. Their age difference has caused a lot of controversy in their relationship. Jenner turns 18 in August of this year.
Chyna was very close friends with Kim Kardashian and the entire family. She was even invited to Kim and Kanye's wedding. She ended the friendship after news broke about Kim little sister Kylie and her ex- fiance relationship. What's really interesting is she ended up becoming great friends with Kim's now husband Kanye West ex- Amber Rose. Oh Hollywood. Rose and Chyna does have a lot in common. Both single mothers, one was married to a rapper and one was almost married to another rapper, they have sons around the same age and were both dancers, turned business women.
Lets Get Marry: After 54 Years Together Jack Evans & George Harris Married Shortly After The Supreme Court Legalized Gay Marriage
Love Wins: The White House was lit in rainbow colors to celebrate the decision Friday night.
The landmark ruling, was delivered at an amazing time for the LGBT community who will be celebrating Pride weekend festivities in San Francisco and New York City. The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians must have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. State of Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal said that the state will not recognize gay marriage at this time. Louisiana however, is aware that they will eventually have to start complying with this ruling because it is law. Releasing a statement: 'Our agencies will have no choice but to comply with the Supreme Court's decision when the 5th Circuit Court orders the ruling into effect – even though we disagree with it and believe it was wrongly decided, and has nothing to do with the Constitution,' said Mike Reed, Jindal's spokesman. 'Until the mandate from the lower court is issued, this ruling is not yet in effect.' Denton County Clerk Juli Luke in Texas, refused gay couples the right to apply for marriage license on Friday. A petition for a rehearing of the Supreme court ruling is expected.
Among those who disagree with the ruling was also Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. He said that, "while he did not agree with the ruling, he expected the decision to be carried out in the state by all employees." Many in Alabama were also outraged with the new law. Bentley said in a statement, "the state must comply with the ruling. I agree with 81 percent of the people of Alabama who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,' according to AL.com. He added, "Despite the courts ruling this morning I have not changed my mind. We will always obey the law. We will follow the rule of law.'
Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings also voiced how thrilled he was with Friday's decision. 'Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing marriage equality is long overdue and wonderful news for Dallas, our state and our country. I am proud to lead a city that is home to numerous large businesses that have already embraced policies in support of gay and lesbian families. This court ruling will help our city and cities across America continue to grow and prosper,' said Rawlings. 'On a personal level, I am especially thrilled for my many close friends in the LGBT community. I expect that my family and I will celebrate with them at some very special marriage ceremonies in the coming months and years.'
Within hours couples across the country were being issued marriage licenses. Among them was 85-year old Jack Evans and George Harris. Read their full story below.
Evans and Harris were two of the first people to get married on Friday, June 26, after the Supreme Court Historic ruling, According to Dallas' NBC affiliate. The couple waited 54 years for this moment. Holding up their marriage license in the city on Friday, after being married byJudge Dennise Garcia. Evans and Harris said that, "they spent decades fighting for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality." They were surrounded by reporters and revelers at the Dallas County Courthouse.
Via Us Magazine: "Evans and Harris previously tied the knot in 2014, but were not legally recognized as a married couple in Texas until today. The two activists met at a party in 1961 and spent the decades since working side by side on causes that mattered to the two of them, including LGBTQ issues in Dallas." Now that their union is legal and recognize, the happy couple said, "Our real focus has been our legacy for the community, that our whole lives have been trying to improve, to encourage the young people to make a difference,” Harris told Dallas' D magazine last year."T hey think they can walk down Cedar Springs holding hands, and it's just automatically come to that, but there was a lot of struggle to get there."
Harris told Dallas' CBS affiliate earlier this year of the chance to officially exchange vows, "I said, 'Lord, let me live long enough to see that. Because I know it's gonna happen. And I can't believe… every day I can't believe that we're even talking about marriage!" Congratulations you two. Keeping hope alive and perseverance paid off.
President Obama led the way with the congratulations and others followed shortly after.
Others who disagreed, also showed up with signs after the ruling. We don't have to agree with people choices in life, but we do have to respect them. No judgement here, congratulations.
After a successful season with the Golden State Warriors, becoming the MVP and the 2015 NBA Champions, Stephen Curry year continues to get better with wife of four years Ayesha Curry expecting their second child on first daughter Riley birthday. Daughter Riley became a media sensation when her father decided to include her in a few of his press conferences. View adorable, yet funny memes created with Riley in the picture gallery below and watch one of his press conference with his daughter.
Riley 2.0: The couple announced that they're expecting another girl. in July.
Ayesha and her sister in law Sydel Curry.
Ayesha with her best friend Brittany.
Inspired The Blog Title: This amazing YouTube video showed a more fun and relaxed side of Steph and his wife Ayesha. She has a YouTube channel and is a chef.
Riley in action at one of her dads press conference. View the gallery below for a few cute memes made from the conference. Congratulations you two. May God continue to bless your union.
It was a regular day and business as usual at the 150-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Charleston, South Carolina as members gathered for the weekly Wednesday Bible study. Since 1816 the church has been a staple in Charleston. The church was burned to the grown and rebuild, destroyed by an earthquake and banned by the state, and persevered through it all, but what happened after a man in his early twenties joined the service has left everyone devastated.
During the Bible study, the gunman showed up an hour early and was apart of the service. It all changed at 9pm on Wednesday, when he opened fire at the historic church in a cold-blooded race-hate crime, killing nine people. Three male and six females. Making sure that his message of horror was known, he spared a woman life and told her to "Tell the world what happened." A child survived by pretending to be dead and three others.
President Obabma and First Lady Michelle Obama touched down to give the Eulogy at Rev. Pickniny funeral.
Rest In Grace: South Carolina State senator and pastor of the church, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, 41 was among the dead. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters. Before his untimely death, Reverend Pinckney showed his support for the unarmed black man, Walter Scott shot dead in the back nearby North Charleston by police officer Michael Slanger, read more here. Pinckney attended rallies to pushed legislation for body cameras for police officers.
More than 5,000 people attended the funeral held at College of Charleston's TD Arena.
The president Eulogy was powerful. He stayed true to the word, yet enlightened America about gun control, the history of confederate flag and why he supports the removal of the flag. He also spoke on race equality, police officers current issues with the killing of unarmed African-American men and more. Watch the full eulogy below.
A family member say goodbye to Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
Family: President Obama greeting the wife of Rev. Pinckey, Jennifer Pinckney and his daughters.
Another moment with Jennifer Pinckney, the late reverend's wife.
Source WYFF: JENNIFER PINCKNEY'S LETTER TO HER SLAIN HUSBAND STATE SENATOR CLEMENTA PINCKNEY:
When we woke up on Wednesday, June 17th, I never knew our lives would change so drastically.
God realized that this day was different from any other. There is no reason Malana and I should have traveled to Charleston with you on that day. But we wanted to spend quality time with you, in such a special way. Who knew when we say in the office, the unthinkable would occur? But as I sit back and reflect, I am so grateful to God that he gave us the time to spend on that day. You meant so much to me and the girls. You were our world. I do not know how to think about moving forward, but I know I must. I have tried to be strong for the girls, but this is so hard for all of us! You promised me you would never leave me! You promised me we would watch our children grow, get married, and have children of their own. You promised me that we would grow old together, and spend our latter years without the demands of the Church or the State. I feel robbed, cheated, and cut shot. I feel badly that our girls will never have the father to watch them grow. But I am thankful for one consolation that your life was not in vain. You taught us through your example that we must trust God in all things. Today, tomorrow, and in the days to come, we will believe that God will make a way for us! We believe that God used you to be a beacon of hope to tranform our family, the Church, the State, and our world. We believe that your life mattered. It mattered to us, and it will forever change the culture and mindset of the world. You were our hero and now you are our Angel. Watch over us in the coming days. Guide and direct us to follow the proper ways. Inspire us through a rainbow to believe that hope is still alive. Encourage us through a songbird that our love will never die. I will not let go of what we shared. The memories of our life together will comfort through the years. Love, Your wife, soul mate, confidant, and friend
ELIANA PINCKNEY, 11, POEM PAYING TRIBUTE TO HER FATHER:
To My Daddy:
When someone love you they care
Even if they are not there
They motivate you to prosper and believe
In any of your dreams
They watch over you day and night
To make you are doing alright
They believe in you and treat you well
And I may not show it but he wont care
This person I am talking about here today
Is my dear father who passed away
And although he may be gone
He's there with me all day and night long
I will always remember and love you.
EULOGY OF 6-YEAR-OLD MALANA PINCKNEY:
I know you were shot at the Church and you went to Heaven!
I love you so much!
I know you love me and I know that you know that I love you too.
You have done so much for me.
I can't say it all. You will be watching over me and you will be in my heart. I love you!
Love your baby girl and grasshopper,
Leaving the funeral are, Reverand Clementa Pinckney's widow Jennifer (second left) and daughters Eliana (center) and Malana (right.)
Image of Sharonda Singleton, one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church.
Presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton greets president Obama.
Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, also attended the funeral.
Speaker of The House, John Boehner also attended the funeral.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama, wave as they departed. View the gallery below for more images. Praying for the families.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian stepped out on the scene for the Mail Online yacht part in Cannes. The mother of one and husband Kanye West are expecting a son later in the year.
Kim was dressed perfectly for the event. Although pregnant she has not shy away from her sexy style.
Little sister Kylie Jenner was also at the event with her rumor boyfriend rapper Tyga. The 17-year-old continue to dress beyond her years.
Double Date: "Momager" Kris Jenner and her man Corey Gamble hit the blue carpet with daughter Kylie and her man Tyga.
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen was also at the event, looking beautiful as ever.
She took time catch up with pal Kim.
More appearances to come: Tyga and Kylie seems to be taking their relationship to the next level now that she's a few months a way from her 18th Birthday.
Beautiful, mother and daughter moment.
Rapper and super producer Will.i.am was also at the event and took some time to speak with Kim.
Mariah Carey has definitely moved on with Australian fourth richest man, billionaire James Packer. Packer is worth an estimated fortune of US $4.7 billion.
After aggressively pursing the singer for months, Carey accepted Packer's invitation to sail around the Mediterranean on his yacht.
Rumor mill went wild when Carey was seen walking hand-in-hand with Packer on the streets of Capri.
Getting Serious: Her children Morocco and Monroe were introduced to Packer and are also on vacation with the couple.
According to TMZ, a source close to the couple said that 'He's [Packer] already told her he wants to marry her, sooner rather than later and that Cary is open to the idea after her divorce to husband Nick Cannon is finalized."
Filmmaker, Brett Ratner (Light blue shirt next to Carey's left), introduced the pair.
Carey and husband Nick Cannon was married for six years and I currently finalizing their divorce.
It looks like Cannon have also moved on. He was seen walking hand-in-hand as well with a mystery woman a few days ago.
Packer was married to model Erica Baxter, for six years.
They share three children. This was his second marriage also.
Packer and Carey are continuing to enjoy each other in Cannes. Although most of her fans have attacked Packer looks, leaving comments under the singer Instagram page that she's too beautiful for him, we're happy for Maria Carey and hope he continue to treat her and her children well, which is very important at the end of the day.
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