The stunning Lupita Nyong’o stepped out in style wearing a Miu Miu dress and Christian Louboutin heels for the premiere of her new film ’12 Years A Slave’ held at the Directors Guild of America on Monday night (October 14) in Los Angeles.
The actress was joined at the event by co-stars Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Jesse Williams, Common, Russell Simmons, and the film’s director Steve McQueen.
Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya (and now a resident of Brooklyn), Nyong’o studied at the Yale School of Drama before scoring her key supporting role in the drama as a young woman called Patsey. The 30-year-old beauty is being pegged as the only woman who can prevent Oprah from winning her first acting Oscar statue. Not bad at all.
This screen capture choice is beyond unnecessary but that’s life — learn to deal.
Russell Simmons talked about dealing with ongoing backlash from the media and public following the release of the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape skit from his All Def Digital channe on YouTube during his visit to ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’.
You know, it was probably the worst idea of my life . . . It wasn’t my idea, I didn’t produce it or write it but I gave access to it and I let it play. Most people didn’t see it but complained about it. I’ve done lots of comedy and lots of music in bad taste. Lots of poetry that’s offended people, lots of music people really felt hurt by but I’ve always stood by it. But this particular piece was once I understood how hurt people were I pulled it down immediately and I’ve never pulled down a piece of content . . . They wouldn’t let it go I felt and I felt maybe its something that you don’t want to let go and that’s okay.
Uncle Russell went on to give a quick history lesson on the backlash he’s faced in the past for standing behind Def Comedy Jam and Public Enemy before jokingly comparing his situation to Paula Deen’s. Watch the clip below.
Shawty Redd on the track! Colin Powell got his evening jig in while attending The Hamptons: A Night of Legends benefit in East Hampton, New York on Saturday night.
The former Secretary of State was seated next to his wife until Jamie Foxx summoned him to the stage to join Ellen DeGeneres and Katie Holmes in grooving to Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams‘ “Get Lucky”. The 76-year-old “even sang a few lines of Robin Thicke’s summer hit ‘Blurred Lines,’” reports Page Six. Nice.
Other notables in attendance at the star-studded benefit included Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Russell Simmons, Howard Stern, Lenny Kravitz, Penny Marshall, John Bon Jovi and more. According to Page Six, the event raised more than $3 million for programs at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
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Ciara has made room for reality television friend La La Anthony to join her on the ombre hair trend train. She was spotted laughing it up with Uncle Russell as the two hit the streets of New York earlier this week. Have you been watching the second season of ‘La La’s Full Court Life?’