The 2018 Met Ball was Like a Prayer

Every first Monday in May onlookers look forward to being enthralled by each celeb and their take on the year’s Met Gala theme.

This year our eyes were treated to everyone’s interpretation of the theme which was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Many of the over-the-top ensembles showcased religious themes including embroidered crosses and images of The Virgin Mary. There were many standouts at this year’s Met Gala where the celeb in question paid close attention the the dresscode. Along with those, however, came those who seemed to miss the mark.

Solange at the 2018 Met Gala

In the absence of usual Met Gala queen Beyonce, her younger sister, Solange, stood out in a major way. Clad in Iris van Herpen, the songstress smoldered in the latex ensemble. The addition of the halo adornment on her head helped perfect the religious theme of her look.

Chadwick Boseman at the 2018 Met Gala

With the success of Black Panther, T’Challa himself aka Chadwick Boseman graced the red carpet donning this incredible Versace look. The cloak and crosses gave us Vatican tease without looking too overdone.

Jennifer Lopez at the 2018 Met Gala

On a carpet filled with newcomers, it’s always nice to see familiar faces showing up to do what they do best.  The talented and always fashionable Jennifer Lopez came and did just that.  Her crystal and pearl Balmain dress was simply stunning as she and her man ALex Rodriguez walked hand in hand through the event.

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2018 Met Gala

Fashion Icon, Sarah Jessica Parker (or just SJP as people call her) shows up and out each year and every year that she has attended. This year the Sex and the City star was resplendent in this Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda creation. What made this look iconic was the nativity scene which was perfectly depicted atop her head.

Jared Leto at the 2018 Met Gala

Once can always depend on actor Jared Leto to bring something unconventional, yet ravishing to any red carpet he attends. A darling to the house of Gucci, Leto chose the designer to carry out this amazing look.

Cardi B & Jeremy Scott attend the 2018 Met Gala

Rapper Cardi B was a vision in this ivory Moschino ensemble complete with embroidery, a huge train, and headpiece. Her pregnancy only added to the look, as she appeared to encompass the Virgin Mary.

Rihanna attends the 2018 Met Gala

Of course the award for best dressed must go to the legendary Rihanna. Each year viewers look forward to seeing the slayage from the island beauty.  Her Margiela look was on theme and on point.  This will possibly make Pope hats the new “It” fashion accessory.

Unfortunately, everybody didn’t bring their A-game to this event. There were some that just needed some tweeking to their look while others missed the mark completely.

Amal Clooney attends the 2018 Met Gala

The usually chic Amal Clooney seemed to have some confusion about the religious theme of the event as well as  whether she wanted to wear pants or a dress.

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 2018 Met Gala

As much as we love Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, he didn’t exactly wow us on the red carpet. Granted, there is nothing really wrong with this Prada suit, his look was rather boring on a carpet filled with so many showstoppers.

Anne Hathaway attends the 2018 Met Gala

In this red frock, Anne Hathaway looked more like the Devil Wears Valentino.  The only thing only thing that saved it was the halo-ish headpiece, which seemed like an after thought.

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#Celebrity Crush-Scott Evans

Before Queen Bey snatched our edges out with her Coachella performance, we we’re impressed that this hot chocolate wasn’t melting in the Indio sun. That’s right, we spotted the handsome, Access Hollywood hunk, Scott Evans, basking in the sunshine and giving us an unexplainable fever. So it’s only right, he takes the spot as our Celebrity Crush today!

Before Queen Bey snatched our edges out with her Coachella performance, we we’re impressed that this hot chocolate wasn’t melting in the Indio sun. That’s right, we spotted the handsome, Access Hollywood hunk, Scott Evans, basking in the sunshine and giving us an unexplainable fever. So it’s only right, he takes the spot as our Celebrity Crush today!

Scott Evans was born in New Jersey but was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana (my hometown!). He is a journalist,writer, producer and a television personality best known for his role on Access Hollywood on NBC. Prior to interviewing A-list celebrities and looking good on red carpets, Evans was the youngest host for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. He continued his journey to success to later become an anchor and reporter for CBS’s Channel One News, interviewing everyone from Nobel Peace Prize winners to Grammy Award winning directors and covering a plethora of topics from education and celebrity news to award shows and social injustices like Ferguson.

Scott Evans

Though his ambition alone makes us swoon over him, it’s his willingness to give back to his community that has us head over heels in love. Evan’s love for the youth resulted in him establishing the non-profit organization, Fight the Wackness, which mission is to encourage young people to pursue their dreams against all odds.  The organization is built on mentoring at-risk youth in Indianapolis with hopes to empower children to live out their dreams. He’s more than just a pretty face and a chiseled body. He’s an example of what hard work looks like, –a model for the next generation to imitate.

If you want to keep tabs on this sexy specimen, be sure to follow him on social media, check out his website, and stay tuned for next week’s Celebrity Crush.

#CelebrityCrush-Da’Vinchi

Cash rules everything around us and when we say cash we’re not talking about the money. We’re talking about up and coming actor, Da’Vinchi who stars in the hit TV show Grown-ish as NBA prospect, Cash Mooney. Ever since this first generation Haitian popped up on our radar with that adorable smile, he’s been stealing hearts with every scene and that’s why he’s this week’s Celebrity Crush.

Cash rules everything around us and when we say cash we’re not talking about the money. We’re talking about up and coming actor, Da’Vinchi who stars in the hit TV show Grown-ish as NBA prospect, Cash Mooney. Ever since this first generation Haitian popped up on our radar with that adorable smile, he’s been stealing hearts with every scene and that’s why he’s this week’s Celebrity Crush.

Da’Vinchi, also known as Abraham D. Juste, may be knew to the acting world but he’s no stranger to the entertainment business. He’s used those pretty lips for wordplay as a spoken word/rap artist. His skills landed him a performance at a Newark cafe called ‘Diamondz in da Ruff’ , which is owned by Jay-Z‘s mother, Gloria Carter. Not only is he an actor and an artist, he’s a model and by looking at his physique, there’s no question that he’s good at it.

We’re smitten by the 22-year-old’s charm, curls, and chiseled body. With Grown-ish being green lighted for a second season we can’t wait to see how Da’Vinchi’s character evolves. If his performance is a trajectory for what’s to come, then we see nothing but bright lights and great things ahead for Da’Vinchi. If you haven’t already, catch-up on Grown-ish and be sure to keep an eye on this cutie.

 

Really? Usher Accuser, Quantasia Sharpton, Alleges She Has Recording of Their Sexploits!

Just when we thought this Usher and herpes things was officially old news, new claims and allegations are coming forward from his infamous accuser, Quantasia Sharpton.

THIS TIME AROUND, QUANTASIA REVEALED SHE ALLEGEDLY HAS VIDEO FOOTAGE OF HER SEXUAL ESCAPADES WITH USHER!

Just when we thought this Usher and herpes things was officially old news, new claims and allegations are coming forward from his infamous accuser, Quantasia Sharpton.

This time around, Quantasia revealed she allegedly has video footage of her sexual escapades with Usher!

via The Shade Room

quantasia sharpton and usher

Quantasia Sharpton, who does not have but is accusing #Usher of trying to give her herpes, has come forward with new revelations regarding her case.

She recently told vlogger Jacob Kohinoor that she has a recording of their tryst and is confident that the hotel’s surveillance footage will confirm that the singer was there that night.

Sharpton also alleges that Usher knew he was being recorded.

Her attorney Lisa Bloom is currently working to obtain a subpoena for the footage from 2014. It allegedly shows Usher going into her hotel room.

You can catch the  full interview below:

All we can say is this is getting crazier by the day and now Jacob Kohinoor (or Jessica, let him tell it) is mixed in the tea. If there are videos we definitely want to see them. If Quantasia has proof of her time with Usher it will definitely dismiss all the neigh-sayers who dismissed her simply because of her appearance.

What do you guys think of all this nonsense? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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[VIDEO] #CelebrityCrush-Cardi B. (@iamcardib)

“LITTLE BITCH YOU COULDN’T FUCK WITH ME IF YOU WANTED TO…!” ELEVEN WORDS, ONE LINE, HARD ASS LYRICS–ALL DELIVERED BY REALITY TELEVISION STAR TURNED RAPPER, CARDI B!

If you do not know who this outspoken, crazy girl is then you must have been under the heaviest rock at the deepest part of the ocean. Cardi B’s story is one of a true come up, and a lesson in using reality television shows for what they are for, PLATFORMS. Cardi B is a TLC “Crazysexcool” kind of girl and we love everything about her! That is why she is this week’s Celebrity Crush!

“Little bitch you couldn’t fuck with me if you wanted to…!” Eleven words, one line, hard ass lyrics–all delivered by reality television star turned rapper, Cardi B!

If you do not know who this outspoken, crazy girl is then you must have been under the heaviest rock at the deepest part of the ocean. Cardi B’s story is one of a true come up, and a lesson in using reality television shows for what they are for, PLATFORMS. Cardi B is a TLC “Crazysexcool” kind of girl and we love everything about her! That is why she is this week’s Celebrity Crush!

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[REVIEW] Honestly Scintillating! Tyson Anthony’s (@authortysona) “Honest Men” Explores Sexuality & Father-Son Relationships

About Him creator and author, Tyson Anthony has really been on a roll this year with his original series and the debut of his own network, Tyson Anthony Plus. Late this summer he debuted Ellenwood, a drama that focused on young men growing up in a neighborhood that was anything but peaceful. However, one of the most complex story lines was between two sons and their father–tumultuous, distrustful, and chaotic to say the least.

IN HIS LATEST SERIES, HONEST MEN, TYSON EXPLORES FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIPS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPLORING SEXUALITY.

About Him creator and author, Tyson Anthony has really been on a roll this year with his original series and the debut of his own network, Tyson Anthony Plus. Late this summer he debuted Ellenwood, a drama that focused on young men growing up in a neighborhood that was anything but peaceful. However, one of the most complex story lines was between two sons and their father–tumultuous, distrustful, and chaotic to say the least.

In his latest series, Honest Men, Tyson explores father-son relationships while simultaneously exploring sexuality.

The series centers on three men, Colby (King David) a prodigal son dealing with his father’s death. Colby is clearly suffering from “words left unspoken;” angry and bitter over how things soured between him and his father, but not really knowing how to express his grief or anger. He is, however, interested in his next door neighbor, Mark (Donta Hensley).  Mark is a man renowned for his temper and violence, but saw Colby’s father as someone to be loved and respected. Lastly, we have JT (Tripp Ali), a father with a son soon to enter college. JT is also quite the explorer at night when it comes to his sexuality or alone time.

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Pain & Estrangement? Confessions of a Black Gay Web Series Actor!

 I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN BLACKLISTED FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK GAY WEB SERIES IN A LOT OF WAYS.

Honestly, my start as an actor on film was a learning experience. I got my start on Free Fall. It’s still doing very well I hear. I learned a lot from the guys and especially Lamont Pierre. I didn’t always agree with his direction or his personal advice when we spoke about love and relationships but I understood his feelings and the maturity in a lot of his ways. I learned to humble myself in a lot of my experiences on that show which I did four episodes. Free Fall started a movement in the black gay web series world. I was happy to be a part of it. The reaction from the fans was unreal. I couldn’t believe it.

 I feel like I’ve been blacklisted from the world of black gay web series in a lot of ways.

Honestly, my start as an actor on film was a learning experience. I got my start on Free Fall. It’s still doing very well I hear. I learned a lot from the guys and especially Lamont Pierre. I didn’t always agree with his direction or his personal advice when we spoke about love and relationships but I understood his feelings and the maturity in a lot of his ways. I learned to humble myself in a lot of my experiences on that show which I did four episodes. Free Fall started a movement in the black gay web series world. I was happy to be a part of it. The reaction from the fans was unreal. I couldn’t believe it.

free fall web series

When I was let go from the show I was sad and hurt. I found out like everyone else; online. I wasn’t given any notice or heads up by any of the guys. I was dealing with a lot at the time. Free Fall wasn’t a paid gig and I knew that going into it. I was so young but my first priority was finding a job to be the thing that allowed me to continue acting. I didn’t want to play the “struggling actor” role and pretend I was Hollywood. On top of that, I was having strong feelings for one of the guys on set. During that time, just before I was let go, I didn’t know how to deal with it. I was still new to becoming me; new to my sexuality, new to dating, new to sex, new to all of it.

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#FashionCrush- Amal Clooney (@Amal_Style1)

Like Liz Hurley and Karreuche Tran before her, Amal Clooney was thrust into the spotlight all thanks to the uber famous man on her arm.

This, of course is world famous movie star George Clooney. Not to be confused with a wannabe starlet, Amal Clooney has already made a name for herself in the world of law.  Born Amal Alamuddin in 1978, she and the rest of her family hailed from Beirut, Lebanon. Once the Lebanese Civil War began, Amal’s family then moved to Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. After completing high school, Clooney attended St. Hughes College where she graduated with a BA in Jurisprudence, which is basically an undergraduate degree in law.

Amal Clooney fashion crush

Her law career took her all the way to the The Hague, which is a seat in the Supreme Court, where she worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon. With such a high powered career it can be hard to understand how she would have crossed paths with movie star, George Clooney. The two met in Italy at Lake Como where George Clooney famously resides. After being introduced by a mutual friend, George then pursued her for months, calling and writing love letters.

Amal Clooney fashion crush Since marrying the star, Amal Clooney has been ever present in the media. The main reason could easily be her amazing sense of style. From red carpet events to shopping trips, Amal is always the epitome of regal style. It’s as if she was always groomed for celebrity life. Her go to designers are usually Atelier Versace, Marchesa, or Dolce & Gabbana. Against George’s classic black tuxes, Amal’s gowns are always a beautiful artistic expression. As Hollywood wives go, Amal Clooney could easily be ranked among the top five. Brains and beauty with impeccable style to boot will definitely keep her on best dressed lists.

[RECAP] #WORK! Check Out The 3rd Annual Queer Black Film Festival!

Atlanta is always poppin’ Labor Day weekend–Dragon Con, Labor Day cookouts and vacations, and of course Black Gay Pride!

THE CITY WAS FULL OF EVENTS, BUT FEW OF THEM MATCHED THE FERVOR OR WERE AS OUTSTANDING AS THE THIRD ANNUAL QUEER BLACK FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY VISION CHURCH OF ATLANTA AT THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL.

There, Black LGBT filmmakers, producers, actors, directors,  screenwriters, and showrunners from across the country gathered together to share their expertise, craft, and most of all their own amazing work.

Atlanta is always poppin’ Labor Day weekend–Dragon Con, Labor Day cookouts and vacations, and of course Black Gay Pride!

The city was full of events, but few of them matched the fervor or were as outstanding as the Third Annual Queer Black Film Festival sponsored by Vision Church of Atlanta at The Georgian Terrace Hotel.

There, Black LGBT filmmakers, producers, actors, directors,  screenwriters, and showrunners from across the country gathered together to share their expertise, craft, and most of all their own amazing work.

third annual queer black film festival
Third Annual Queer Black Film Festival by Rhavynn Drummer

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[RECAP] PRIDE, Love, & Fun! Impulse Atlanta (@impulsegrpatl) Slays Weekend Festivities w/ Advocacy Brunch!

Labor Day is here and that means Atlanta Pride 2017 is almost over. Our beloved city was chalked full of LGBT friendly venues and festivities that catered to the thousands of people nationwide who came to express their pride and celebrate the freedom of loving whomever they love!

WE HOBNOBBED AT A NUMBER OF FESTIVITIES THIS PRIDE WEEKEND, BUT NONE HELD A CANDLE IN THE WIND TO IMPULSE ATLANTA’S ADVOCACY BRUNCH!

Labor Day is here and that means Atlanta Pride 2017 is almost over. Our beloved city was chalked full of LGBT friendly venues and festivities that catered to the thousands of people nationwide who came to express their pride and celebrate the freedom of loving whomever they love!

We hobnobbed at a number of festivities this Pride weekend, but none held a candle in the wind to Impulse Atlanta’s Advocacy Brunch!

impulse group atlanta flyer

The fun, mingling, and and harmonious event took place at Park Tavern’s Luster Lounge in Piedmont Park. There, dozens of men and women came out for what turned out to be a truly momentous event. The festivities began the moment you walk through the door, where you were greeted by Rigardo Rush (Rig), Impulse Atlanta’s marketing director and handed off tickets for a raffle. Almost immediately after you enter you met two sexy models clad in sneakers, sexy underwear, and GLITTER! All guests were encouraged to add their own glitter to the models and then it was brunch time!

impulse atlanta pride advocacy brunch at park tavern in piedmont

 Brunch was absolutely delicious with a spread fit for a king–eggs benedict and scrambled, sausage, cheese grits, various fruits, salad, and unlimited mimosas! After mixing and mingling (There were some really amazing patrons there!) it was time for a raffle. Hosted by Rig, this was (unsurprisingly) no ordinary raffle.

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