Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Basketball Wives’ Alum Draya Michele Takes Mondrian South Beach During Art Basel

Draya Michele - Photo Credit: Eva-Maria Guggenberger 

TV Personality and Entrepreneur Draya Michele flooded the Mondrian South Beach Pool Deck with an A-list eclectic crowd adding a fresh new vibe to Art Basel Miami. 

Influencers and notables including Dj Clue, Fabulous, Justin Combs among many others came out to support the Mint Swim Pool Soirée produced by STYLE X with sounds by Kieto and Rich Medina. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

HGTV’s Jonathan Scott and Jaguar Celebrate Sustainability This Holiday Season

Jonathan Scott - Photo Credit: Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover 

To kick off the 2019 #UnwrapAJaguar holiday campaign, Jaguar and HGTV’s “Property Brothers” Jonathan Scott unveiled a fleet of 18 all-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles in Los Angeles, featuring a custom holiday themed wrap designed by Scott. 

The featured vehicles showcase the best of living sustainably – from motor to gift wrapping, with a Lumactiv air-purifying coating and energy efficient LED holiday lights, synchronized across all of the vehicles. The I-PACE fleet will travel throughout Los Angeles and New York City now through January 2 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Jamie Foxx Performs At The Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2019 New York Dinner

(L-R) Jamie Foxx, Katharine McPhee, Michael Milken, David Foster Photo Credit: Courtesy of BFA 

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. 

The evening started with a splendid cocktail hour before guests were escorted to the main dining room for the dinner and entertainment. Michael Milken welcomed guests and started the main portion of the evening with trivia questions. Milken spoke about a few topics including PCF’s partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the advances researchers and scientists have made so far. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed several illusions that stunned the crowd. The evening ended with a stellar performance from Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx that had guests dancing on their chairs. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo

(L-R) Lupita Nyong'o and Oprah Winfrey - Photo Credit: Courtesy of OWN/Huy Doan 

Oprah Winfrey sits down one-on-one with the award-winning actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo, who discuss their fast rise to fame and how their leading roles have shaped them personally and professionally, on an all-new primetime special entitled, “OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo”. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Inside Tyler Perry Studios’ Grand Opening Gala with Oprah, Beyoncé, Halle Berry and More

Tyler Perry (Photo Credit: Paras Griffin / Getty Images) 

The stars were all aligned October 5, 2019 as Tyler Perry invited hundreds of A-list celebrities to celebrate the grand opening of his studios. Perry made history this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia becoming the first African American person to own a major film studio. 

The red carpet was rolled out to welcome many of his frequent collaborators to his fete, which took place on the 330-acre lot, including Oprah Winfrey, Cecily Tyson, Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, and Bebe Winans. 

Other Hollywood heavyweights graced the carpet, including Terrence Howard, Ava DuVernay, Beyoncé, Jay Z and Viola Davis, along with politicos such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Bernice King and Stacey Abrams. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

XSCAPE, Yolanda Adams & More Honored At The 2019 Black Music Honors

Xscape Accepts Award at Black Music Honors. Photo Credit: Black Music Honors 

Chicago based television production company Central City Productions held the 2019 Black Music Honors television taping at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions honored Xscape who received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group's 25 years in the industry; Yolanda Adams who received the Gospel Music Icon Award; Culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia, and chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, also received awards. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and GRAMMY® Award-Winner and actress LeToya Luckett returned as the show’s co-hosts. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Smartbeats By Smartwater Is Changing The Way We Drink Water

(L-R) Smartbeats featured artist Washed Out, Creative Director and Producer of smartbeats Toro Y Moi, smartwater Creative Director of Wellness Joe Holder and smartbeats featured artist Empress
(Photo Credit : Eugene Gologursky) 

Earlier this week, Smartwater commemorated the launch of Smartbeats by Smartwater, a first-of-its-kind program designed to enhance holistic wellness through the fusion of music, technology and hydration. In collaboration with artists Toro Y Moi, Nosaj Thing, Madeline Kenney, Empress Of, Washed Out and powered by sound technology app Endel. Smartbeats by smartwater are soundtracks and soundscapes designed to enhance your flow, mental balance, get you to move or simply connect with friends.

Monday, July 29, 2019

RAND Luxury Hosted the Annual Ferrari & Maserati Charity Brunch

Ken Fishel, Maria Fishel, and Bradley Fishel (Photo Credit: Rob Rich + 

RAND Luxury, Inc. produced and hosted another successful private charity brunch in collaboration with Ferrari and Maserati of Long Island & The Experience Auto Group. The exclusive, invitation-only brunch took place at the Bridgehampton estate of Kenneth andMaria Fishel and benefitted The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation which is dedicated to finding cures for cancer and the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. This year’s event raised nearly $10,000 for both organizations. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lux Drink: Cîroc Summer Watermelon

CÎROC Summer Watermelon (Photo Credit: Blue Flame Agency) 

In honor of the official start of the Summer, Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka proudly unveil CÎROC Limited Edition Summer Watermelon, the newest addition to the successful flavor portfolio. CÎROC Summer Watermelon is a rich tasting spirit made with vodka five times distilled from fine French grapes, finished in a tailor-made copper pot still in Southern France. The vodka is masterfully infused with a distinctive blend of watermelon and other natural flavors, resulting in a delectably juicy fresh taste accented by a sweetness and zest that carries into a smooth finish. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Notorious B.I.G. Honored In Brooklyn with Street Renaming Ceremony

City Council members and Notorious B.I.G.’s closest family and friends proudly display the new sign at The Notorious B.I.G. Street Naming Event. 

The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Office of Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, hosted the official event celebrating the street renaming of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way on June 11, 2019, at the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, where the late rapper was born and raised. 

The event commemorated the life and legacy of the legendary Notorious B.I.G. and his impact on music as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Hundreds of fans showed up to witness this historic moment, joining Biggie’s family and friends in celebration. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

MCM Hosts Star-Studded Rodeo Drive Flagship Grand Opening

MCM’s flagship Rodeo Drive location (Photo courtesy of MCM) 

MCM Worldwide, the luxury travel and accessories brand, recently opened its first global flagship retail location in Los Angeles. The new 4,427-square-foot store celebrated its grand opening in the heart of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. 

'Attendees of the high-profile affair included LL Cool J, Chloe X Halle, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Don Benjamin, EJ Johnson, Erika Jayne, Young Paris and many more.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tracy Morgan Returns to His Brooklyn Roots to Give Back

(L-R) Tracy Morgan, Megan Wollover and Maven Sonae Morgan (Photo Credit: Getty Images) 
In celebration of the upcoming premiere of Season 2 of TBS’s #1 cable comedy The Last O.G., TBS and GrowNYC gave the Hattie Carthan Community Garden a fresh look. The Last Tracy Morgan returned home to Brooklyn along with his wife and daughter to host a special garden party to bring awareness for the need for community gardens and green spaces in urban communities throughout New York City.

The premise of The Last O.G. is the story of so many millions of black men coming home and not only navigating their rapidly gentrifying communities, but relationships with their children and families, and even technology, after spending a significant amount of time away. It has to resonate for the estimated 25 percent of African American children in this country who have a parent who is currently or formerly incarcerated. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Dave East Light Up The Runway at NYFW

Harlem Rapper  Dave East (Photo Madison McGaw / BFA

Season after season Grungy Gentleman has featured some of the biggest names in sports and music, and staying true to tradition, this season rap icon Styles P opened the show, followed by rapper Dave East, former NY Giants QB and Dailymail TV host Jesse Palmer, and professional boxer Rickey Edwards, each making their runway debuts, with R&B artist Brett Gray, wrapping the show in his debut live performance of his unreleased single ‘Anxiety’. 

The show featured Grungy Gentleman’s signature collection, along with eight collaborative collections including hats with New Era and NBA, footwear with Pony, slides with Giza, bikes with Schwinn, bags with Footaction, apparel with Renzo Cardoni, Pendleton, and Clinton Hall.
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