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More than just celebrity gossip

Michael Colyar: Labor Day Weekend Style

This past Labor Day weekend, black Hollywood came together for three days of networking, entertainment, and marketing of future projects for the 2012 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge. And just as in years before, fashion abounds at events such as these and we were able to get an exclusive with stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Michael Colyar, who was there in his trademark attire.

Wearing a blue Roberto Cavalli Suit with diamond embellished neck tie, Colyar’s style is a throwback to old Hollywood style, with emphasis on tailored pieces and hats to match. He prefers to support black designers like Beverly Hills based designer Reggie J , who is one of his favorites. Accessories are never to be ignored and Colyar proves this point, personalizing his look even further with his diamonded studded Obama watch.

Michael Colyar’s upcoming projects include hosting four events in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention, where there will be a reception in his honor.
Catch up with Michael Colyar on his daily morning radio show, which can be heard on LATALKLIVE.com.

photos: A. Neff King

additional reporting: Zenobia Williams

Martin Kristen: Heidi Klum’s Bodyguard Boyfriend Caused Seal Split?!

Martin Kristen, Heidi Klum’s bodyguard boyfriend could be the reason behind Seal and Klum’s split or so claims the Kiss From a Rose singer. Seal told TMZ last night that Klum was banging her bodyguard DURING their marriage and that is why they broke up. Well if that was the case why on earth would the guy want to reconcile with his wife towards the end of their marriage?

Seal told the cameras, “To be quite honest, if there is going to be somebody else in their lives, I’d much rather it was a familiar face. I guess the only thing I would have preferred is that. . . I guess I didn’t expect any better from him, I would have preferred Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were. I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the past seven months.”

He went on to add, ”I necessarily don’t expect for Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun, but as always, my main priority is the emotional well being of our children.” And I agree with that. I never understood why peeps can’t keep their vajayjays or their box of rocks in their pants until their marriage is completely dunzo.

So what is the status of Klum’s relations with Kristen? A friend told People magazine that, “It’s complicated. Their relationship is hard to define. Her inner circle of people she trusts is getting smaller and smaller and he is her No. 1 confidante.”

Bitch, please.

Katie Holmes at Fashion Week?

I never thought I’d put the words Katie Holmes and ‘fashion week’ in the same sentence. It’s not that the former model does not have the body to pull off haute couture looks – far from it. However, after being hitched to TommyGirl for the past seven years, her clothes and look were more dowdy and tamed for a woman in her 20s. Now that she has released the sprite from her life, Katie is going back to her roots by debuting a new line at Fashion Week.

Joining the ranks of celebrity designers,  Holmes and Yang (co-founder Yang is her personal stylist) will premiere in the tents during Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Interesting to note is that Katie’s former fake friend, Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham, will also be in the tents as well with her own line, Grazia.

Let’s see if this line will be a success for a woman who has dressed like she was 40 since she was 27. One thing is for certain: there will be alot of publicity surrounding her debut. I, for one, am rooting for Katie. She certainly deserves a bit of success of her own after putting her movie career on hold to raise a Thetan.

And a child too!

Janelle Monae, The New CoverGirl

The versatile singer-songwriter has recently been named as one of the new faces representing CoverGirl cosmetics. Fans will be able to catch their first official peek at her pictorial spread in the September issue of Vogue. She joins CoverGirls Queen Latifah, Sofia Vergara, Pink, and Taylor Swift. The ‘Tightrope’ singer had this to say about her collaboration with the cosmetics giant:

“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines. I’d see Tyra Banks in the CoverGirl ads and I’d think, ‘Wow, she’s beautiful.’ It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face. I believe in the idea of every woman finding their own beauty superpowers. I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”

It has always rubbed me the wrong way that Janelle Monae has never become a huge star in America. But then again, in this era of mediocrity that we live in currently, she is simply too good for today’s mainstream radio. Hopefully, these ads will give her a bit of of a boost and help her climb to the top of the pop heap where she belongs. Yes, Britney, Ke$ha, et al. I am talking about you!

Meet Bregje Heinen: Victoria’s Secret’s Newest Body

Victoria’s Secret introduces you to their newest “body” with the launch of their Body By Victoria collection. Bregje Heinen joined well-known Victoria’s Secret beauty Candice Swanepoel at the Victoria’s Secret SoHo store to launch the collection and introduce herself to Victoria’s Secret lovers.

Dutch born Bregje has walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and most recently appeared in the Maroon 5 music video for their latest single, “Payphone.”

Pretty Little Liars’ Star Janel Parrish Reveals Her Fave Beauty Buys

Actress and singer-songwriter, Janel Parrish is best known for playing Jade in the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie and her role as Mona Vanderwall on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. Now she is revealing her must-have beauty buys for looking fresh and fabulous!

Soap & Glory Glow Lotion

A drop-dead gorgeous highlighting glimmer lotion for the body. This lotion is scented with fresh bergamot, strawberries, and mandarin, with floral and fruity mid-notes, and musk, amber and warm vanilla notes on the bottom.

Janel Says: “I love the shimmer and the way it makes my legs look sun-kissed.”

Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm

Indulge your sweet tooth as you soothe dry, chapped lips with Rosebud’s newest, strawberry-scented lip balm. Following in the Rosebud tradition of simple, easy to use products, this vintage-inspired tin contains a combination of rich emollients that lock-in moisture and banish dryness after only one application.

Janel Says: “I never leave home without it! It makes my lips feel extra moisturized and soft.”

A heavy duty, highly pigmented, transfer- and water-resistant, multitasking concealer. Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is a creamy, blendable secret weapon that provides the ultimate, customizable coverage, in four simple steps: prep, conceal, perfect, and set (see details for each step below). The four-step process hides tattoos, dark circles, and blemishes alike!

Janel Says: “I know its for tattoos, but I use this on my face and it blends in beautifully and stays for hours.”

TIGI Bed Head After-Party Smoothing Cream

After-Party™ hair creme for silky smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair. Control the funky fly-aways and silk-ify your hair.

Janel Says: “This serum makes my hair feel super soft and takes care of pesky flyaways!”

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon

This cushiony, creamy eye pencil, in a glimmering dark brown shade, delivers powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge. These pencils go all day and all night.

Janel Says: “This eye pencil is the perfect shade of brown for brown eyes and has a slight shimmer that’s stunning.”

Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All® Bubble Bath

A bubble bath with built-in body lotion. This deluxe, stress-battling, softening bubble bath is formulated with lemon balm, mallow extracts, and moisture-magnetizing skin conditioners. Its relaxing scent of fresh bergamot, strawberries and mandarin with floral and fruity mid-notes, and musk, amber and warm vanilla will soothe you.

Janel Says: “Luxurious and silky, it’s perfect for a soak after a long day on set.”

Nars Blush in Orgasm

This soft, sheer pressed powder blush in a peachy pink shade with a hint of shimmer is designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth.

Janel Says: “Prettiest cheek color! I wear it every day!”

FASHION FIND: Bobo House Revives Classic and Romantic

Bobo House is the simple yet ultra-charming collection by LA transplant and true Parisienne Eloise Lapidus, daughter of famed French designer, Ted Lapidus. Founder and designer, Eloise brings her experience, fresh style, and Parisian elegance to her line of apparel at BoBo House with a keen fashion sense that has been instilled in her ever since childhood. Her collections are comprised of classic pieces that are romantic while discreet and effortlessly sexy. Aren’t these pieces adorable?! What I love about Bobo House is the quality, the durability of the pieces and the simple, yet chic designs.

Perfect for traveling in style or a lazy Summer afternoon, the eco-chic, luxurious and ultra-soft Bobo House basics can be found in LA’s it-girl boutique SATINE as well as online http://www.jillroberts.com.

Taylor Swift Sizzles In Sassy Red Dress For Wonderstruck

Continuing her magical, Wonderstruck journey, Taylor Swift returned to the Magnolia Plantation in New Orleans, Louisiana, to shoot the advertising campaign for her second fragrance, Wonderstruck Enchanted, on-counter in September at Macy’s. Working with KraftWorks NYC, Taylor and Elizabeth Arden developed a creative concept which captures the bold and sensual allure of the new fragrance.

Taylor’s concept was brought to life with the assistance of Kara Glynn Productions and set designer Thomas Thurnauer at the Magnet Agency, who turned the plantation’s time-worn conservatory into an enchanting sanctuary – a world of lush ferns and crimson sofas.

Taylor and stylist Joseph Cassell selected a sweeping crimson gown, designed by Monique Lhuillier, and she and hair stylist Jemma Muradian created an effortless look by setting her hair in soft, natural curls.

As Taylor told People.com, “I love the look of my Wonderstruck Enchanted ad! I’m wearing this amazing red gown that I loved as soon as I put it on. It’s a classic look, and that’s been my recent style obsession. Anything classic and timeless.”

Taylor looks ravishing in red!

Rosie Huntington Whiteley To Design Tightey Whiteys

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may look gorgeous in lingerie but NOW she is designing her own line for British department store Marks & Spencer. Sure she has modeled for some of the world’s biggest brands, but now Miss Rosie is hoping that her own line of lingerie will make her own imprint into the fashion design world.

Huntington-Whiteley says, “I drew on my experiences as a model to create lingerie pieces that work on the body and are as comfortable to wear as they are beautiful. My goal was to create a luxurious collection which could flatter women of all ages and sizes, inspiring confidence and making women feel gorgeous in their lingerie.”

Get it girl! Make us feel beautiful. All I ask is for no muumuus!

Lips by…Snooki!

Because when you think of all things glamorous, luxurious, and trendsetting, your immediate thoughts turn to those gorgeous ladies on Jersey Shore, in particular Snooki. The little lady has expanded her brand and teamed up with Keyshia Kaoir to launch her own brand of lipstick. The Kaoir brand is synonymous with daring, fashion forward flair, and bold innovation. Named Snookilicious, the bright pink lipstick officially becomes available for purchase on August 13th. For those of you that cannot wait to have a little Snooki on your lips, pre-sells are available for the first purchasers. When asked about her line, this is what the pint-sized reality show star and burgeoning mini-mogul had to say about her latest business venture and collaboration with cosmetic CEO Keyshia Ka’oir:

“I love the bright hue I was able to create for KA’OIR. I’m obsessed with makeup, so to have my own signature lipstick is a dream of mine. It’s pink perfection!”

Somehow, some way, Snooki Polizzi is going to remain on the lips of the nation.
For more information on how to get some Snooki as well as check out other hues available through this brand, head over to the Kaoir site.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Britney Spears Debuts Fantasy Twist, Channels Cleopatra

Channeling my inner Cleopatra today @ Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist shoot

Britney Spears introduces her newest fragrance creation, BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist, which is set for debut in October of 2012.

BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist combines two of Britney’s best-selling fragrances worldwide, fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS™ and its unforgettable counterpart, MIDNIGHT fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS™, in one sleek and innovative bottle design.

As the newest addition to the House of Britney Spears, BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist allows Britney’s fans to choose their scent with a twist of the bottle.

“With BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist, I wanted to combine two of my favorite fragrances into a sophisticated bottle, giving my fans the power to choose the scent they desire at any given moment,” said Britney.

By pairing two of Britney’s most beloved scents, BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist offers the empowered woman two best-selling fragrances in the convenience of a single, unique bottle.

BRITNEY SPEARS™ fantasy twist illuminates the different sides of every woman. She is sophisticated and glamorous, feminine and flirtatious, with a collection of fragrances to match her multi-faceted personality. This savvy woman is taking charge of her own future and craves the ability to easily change her mind at a moment’s notice.

Miranda Kerr Nude Photos Leaked Online!

I bet you thought you would hear nothing bad or scandalous about Miranda Kerr. Nude photos of the Victoria’s Secret model have surfaced and even though we have seen Kerr in barely anything including lacy lingerie and stiletto heels, there are pics of the Australian model in the buff. I’m pretty sure Miranda has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. I highly doubt these pics show Orlando Bloom’s wife highly intoxicated and smoking a doobie while making an oh-my-gawd-I’m-jamming-out-hardcore-to-Metallica hand gesture. Am I trying to minimize the fact that there are nude pictures of Kerr circulating the net? Hell no.

Over the weekend, French photographer Laurent Darmon revealed the pics via his website! It was just shortly after that Mr. Darmon’s “art” was removed from his site.

Ok so Kerr hasn’t not ever secretly posed nude and not told us about it. In fact she did pose naked for GQ magazine, the 2010 Pirelli calendar, Australian Rolling Stone and W magazine and so it doesn’t surprise me that there are other pics floating around. Cripes, what now popular model hasn’t posed nude just in case they don’t make it big? And what up and comers are posing nude as we speak?

FASHION FIND: Angela Simmons Rocks Dary-Ann Bikini

Just days after Vanessa Simmons launched the Rose by Vanessa Jean swimwear 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim (Sunday July 22nd), her sister Angela was seen flaunting her amazing beach body in a diamond embellished, very sexy swimsuit from the line. The eye-catching piece is called “Dary-Ann” and will be available for pre-sale on http://www.RosebyVanessaJean.com next month.

Isn’t it adorable?! I may need to get myself one of those.

Paris Hilton Gets Cozy With Conor McCreedy!

Is Conor McCreedy, Paris Hilton’s boyfriend? Ow ow!

Paris Hilton is being talked about more than Kim Kardashian at this moment and it is all due in part to Hilton’s worldwide vacation, aka ongoing PARTAY! Just the other day it was reported that she partied it up with bad boy Chris Brown and his on-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran resulting in a longing to hook up with the the singer. And now it seems there are reports that Paris may have herself a new man!

According to recent reports, the aspiring DJ was spotted hanging out at the expensive club Les Caves du Roy in St. Tropez, France and she was definitely enjoying a late night chat with South African artist Conor McCreedy.

Cripes back in May Paris split from Afrojack so it is about time the socialite gets herself a new main squeeze, don’t you think?

These two surely look as though they could be a match made in heaven, right?

You want my opinion? This guy doesn’t look GQ enough for Paris.

CELEB SPOTTING: Whitney Port and Keke Palmer Get Fashionable At Vans Stylist Dinner At Lilo’s Home

Reality star Whitney Port poses with Akeelah and the Bee star Keke Palmer
at the Vans Stylist Dinner at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 25th. Port looked chic in a Whitney Eve dress (of course), Iro jacket, Brits and Bobs by Whitney Eve necklace, a Topshop clutch and Pour La Victoire shoes. Palmer wore a Krisa double layer tube dress, ShoeMint Diane Wedges in Cognac, and Chibi Jewels Long Golden Gringe Earrings with Gemstone Accent.

In addition, Port and Palmer hooked up for a chat with Project X actress Alexis Knapp at the Vans Stylist Dinner. Knapp looked fab in a Blaque Label High Neck Open Back Dress in Black and the Kate Frances Evelyn Blazer in Swan.

Looking good, ladies! There was no sign of Lindsay Lohan.