Dequantes Lamar, a.k.a Rich Homie Quan, was honored by BMI earlier this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The rapper had his son, Royal, and Amber Rella, the little one’s mother, with him to celebrate. The rapper was surrounded by fellow celebrities local to Atlanta including singer Bobby V.
It was just a few weeks ago that Rich publicly apologized for placing his son in harm’s way. The Instagram post came after video footage of the rapper smoking while holding his son went viral. “I would like to apologize to my son,(Royal) my fans and all the parents around the world,” said Rich. “By no means would I do anything to hurt my son or any kid in the world.”
The artist further explained that he should have kicked his smoking habit the moment his son was born. “After looking back on it I realize my error and I am sorry for my actions.”
Quan thanked his fans for the “pedestal” that they allowed him to stand on, and told them that he didn’t take the opportunity to be a role model lightly, before ending the note. He added, “I will continue to strive to be the best parent I can be.”
With two kids and a hit talk show, Tamera Mowry-Housley is trying to find the balance between motherhood and career woman. The star tells Mom.me that sometimes the common ground is at lunch with her fellow ‘Real’ co-hosts.
“I just had a conversation with my girls,” says Mrs. Housley. “It was hysterical, because normally during lunch we all have our private girl chats. They’re so great because I have to pump every lunch break and I’m sitting there, with my pump and my bra — and they’re just so open and so comforting.”
Although her equilibrium is a little off now that baby Ariah is in the picture, Tamera tells the media source that having a girl child is loads of fun. “I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say I love dressing her up,” shares the star. “I have so much fun with girl clothes. There are so many more options than boys’ clothes. There are great boys’ clothes out there, but you have to become a lot more creative, whereas with girls’ clothes, the sky is the limit.”
Tamera will soon partner with Ben’s Beginners to promote parent-child time during food preparation. The talk show host says that she and her son, Aden, have already gotten a head start on the movement. “His favorite thing to eat for breakfast is pancakes, and he knows the ingredients. He knows milk and eggs and the actual pancake batter. So he’ll say, ‘Milk, eggs,’ and then I’ll hand him the egg beater, and he’ll just sit there, and he’ll stir. We also use cookie cutters for the pancakes. And that’s a really fun way of getting him involved, because you can’t cut yourself on those things, so he learns different shapes and different things. It’s fun for everybody.”
Tamera and husband Adam Housley have two kids together. Ariah is the couple’s youngest child who was born in July.
Christina Milian and her daughter, Violet, are challenging their fans to take the Five Finger Challenge. The celebrity mom and her little one have teamed up with Just For Me hair care to promote its children’s line for natural hair.
“Violet and I are teaming up with @JustForMeHair to put their detangling products to the test with the #5FingerChallenge,” shared Milian on Instagram a few days ago. “I can run my five fingers through Violet’s curls without tugging her tangles so there are no more struggles or tears during tub time!” Christina also shared a video of herself combing through Violet’s hair and challenged fans to post their own footage with the hashtag, “#5FingerChallenge.”
The challenge involves both sharing footage and challenging other moms and dads to use Just For Me hair products when combing out the kinks in natural hair. The brand hopes to increase its consumer base while showing parents the benefits of properly detangling curly hair.
“Our research shows that wash time for children with textured hair and their parents can often be unpleasant and stressful,” says Vice President of Haircare for Unilever Robert Candelino. “Just for Me hopes to untangle the fear and anxiety that is associated with ‘wash day’ by offering moisturizing and detangling products, reducing tangles and breakage, and also encouraging the process to be fun and enjoyable.”
Check out Christina Milian and Violet’s video below! Learn more about Just For Me natural hair care line here.
If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area today, consider attending Benzino and Althea Eaton’s baby shower. The celebrity couple invited the City of Angels to their celebration earlier this week.
“Shout out to our fans in LA- Come join us in celebrating Baby Zino,” shared Althea on Instagram. “David Tutera’s Celebrations is hosting an amazing baby shower for us this Friday October 9th in LA and we want you to be there!!!” The reality star gave an email address by which fans could RSVP to show them that she was serious about their attendance.
Eaton shared the news of her expectancy with fans and Benzino a few months back. The star posted a picture of her and Benzino on Instagram with the subheading, “Babe … I’m pregnant” above it. Benzino replied by telling Althea and fans that he was thrilled. “I’m so happy and I dont know what to do,” exclaimed the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star.
Althea and Benzino are expecting a son to arrive this winter. He will be the couple’s first child. Benzino is currently the proud father of three kids.
Holly Robinson-Peete has got to be the coolest mom ever. The actress took three of her children to Rihanna’s album cover viewing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
One of the pictures that Holly took during the event featured Rihanna posing with the kids. Ryan, Rodney and Robinson surrounded the Pop star as she sent kisses the camera’s way. “Thank you @badgalriri @mdollas11 for ALWAYS being so lovely,” Holly wrote on Instagram.
The singer’s album cover is pure art with the image of Rihanna when she was a little girl holding a black balloon and wearing a gold crown. The crown covers a young Rihanna’s eyes and the message on the cover is written in braille. The singer’s upcoming album will be called ANTI, and is expected to be released in coming weeks. Holly Robinson-Peete has four kids with husband Rodney Peete.
Harper Tillman is at it again. The daughter of Travares and Kiki Tillman recently participated in a photo shoot forHooligans magazine that featured her as the lion in the Wizard of Oz.
Little Harper portrayed her part well as all of her poses reflected the character. The young star’s mother, who is a celebrity stylist, was inspired by Halloween when styling the shoot. “I wanted to use current relevant pieces and not costumes,” she reveals to Blackcelebkids.com
Harper’s siblings, Atticus(as the Wizard) and Saint(as Scarecrow), joined the young model onset, and were featured in a number of shots taken with other child models.
All of the kids had fabulous hair thanks to Charisse Miller and Mckayla Star. Shoes for the photo shoot were made in Spain by MAÁ and Manuela De Juan. Clothing pieces were provided by a number of designers including Feather Drum, LittleMissGalia, Amour Bows, No Added Sugar and Atsuyo et Akiko. Outfits are available at ShanandToad.com and Shopeggy.com
See more pictures from the photo shoot below and check out the issue HERE.
Talk about impressive! Stephen Stafford is set to graduate from Morehouse college with triple majors in pre-med, mathematics and computer science. Did we mention that he’s only 17-years-old? The teen expressed nothing but gratitude in his educational journey thus far, which began when he was 2-years-old.
Stephen obtained a passion for learning as a tot, and his parents began homeschooling him. His excitement about math and science progressed over the years, which caused him to set his sights on a career in medicine.
Now, as one who is on the clear path towards his goal, Stephen is anything but complacent. “I look back and see all the stuff I’ve done. I know, yes, I’ve done a lot, but I can do a whole lot more,” says the teen. “I want to live up to my potential. Potential doesn’t have a limit. It’s like a rainbow. You can constantly keep chasing it and you will never get to it. And I know I don’t have any limits as long as I keep trying.”
Trying is definitely what Stephen will continue to do as he plans to attend the Morehouse School of Medicine to focus on obstetrics and specialize in infertility. “I want to help babies come into the world,” shares the young scholar. “I’d also like to develop my own computer operating system. At one point, I will live outside of the country for a few years. And when I come back, I am thinking about moving into the city. I just love the idea of the city, like downtown Atlanta.”
Stephen Stafford expects to complete medical school by the age of 22.
Singer and actress Rachel Crow is set to star in the Disney original movieInvisible Sister, which premieres this Friday October 9 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Invisible Sister is the comedy adventure story of Cleo, a girl whose science project goes terribly wrong, making her popular older sister Molly suddenly invisible. Rachel stars as Molly’s outgoing best friend, who with the help of Cleo’s best friend George and her crush Carter, and Molly’s boyfriend The Coug, race to find the antidote to reverse Molly’s invisibility before it becomes permanent.
In addition to acting, Crow has also been busy making a difference in her community. The teen was recently honored by the Angels in Adoption program for her work in bringing awareness to adoption and fostering youth. She received the 2015 Congressional Angels in Adoption Award and gave congressional leaders a firsthand account of her life as an adopted child.
Rachel Crow rose to fame after an amazing run on the USA version of the hit show “X Factor.” She has since released a self-titled EP, which debuted on iTunes top 100 chart, and toured with a variety of musical acts including Big Time Rush and Cody Simpson. She is currently working on her second EP and has starred in a number of television shows, including guest star roles on “The Office,” “Big Time Rush,” and a recurring guest star role “Fred: The Show.”
Check out Invisible Sister on the Disney Channel this Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. See a clip from the movie below!
Words of wisdom coming from a 6-year-old is golden. David Otunga Jr. recently advised his mom, Jennifer Hudson, to cherish the moments.
The singer shared a picture of her and her little one earlier this week, and told Instagram fans what her son said in the moment. “My baby said mommy it’s time to celebrate,” captioned Hudson underneath the pic.
Jenifer certainly has much to celebrate after earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for a career that has inspired many. Hudson has managed to become an all-around entertainer as a singer and actress, and has a number of hit films that speak of her abilities. The celebrity mom has even done a thing or two with Disney, with her portrayal of Tiana in a Princess and the Frog photo shoot being classic.
The light at the end of the tunnel was a bit dim for Jennifer a few years back. The singer mourned the loss of her mother and nephew shortly after rising to fame in 2009. “I went from being an aunt, having a mom, and being a child to not having a mom, becoming a mom, and raising my own child,” shares Hudson of her life’s experience with Glamour. She adds, “You never know how much you can get through until you’re going through it.”
Little David Otunga is Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga Sr.’s only child. He celebrated his birthday in August.
Taye Diggs is hoping to spread the message of acceptance with his latest children’s book, Mixed Me. The publication focuses on kids with diverse cultural backgrounds and was inspired by the actor’s son.
“This book, as well as Chocolate Me hits on identity,” shares Taye with TODAY. “This one was inspired by my little boy, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who is a product of a blended relationship. His mom’s vanilla and I’m dark chocolate.”
Although Walker served as his inspiration for writing the book, Taye admits that the story is based off his childhood experience. “I wrote it from my childhood because I didn’t have anything like this to refer to when I was a kid,” explains the actor. “Luckily, a lot of the kids today are in classes and schools that are a little bit more diverse. But that doesn’t mean that these issues still don’t exist.”
In reminiscing about his younger years, Diggs tells TODAY that life was rather challenging. “It was tough for me,” shares the star. “My cousin is of mixed race, and people weren’t as comfortable with who they were and kind of standing up for where they came from. So this book touches on that and will hopefully make it even easier [to accept oneself].”
Mixed Me is Taye Diggs’ second children’s publication. The star’s first book, Chocolate Me has been a hit ever since its 2011 release.
Congratulations to Quvenzhane Wallis who has landed her first book deal. The Annie star will write a chapter book series and picture book for Simon & Schuster Books.
“Reading is very important,” said Wallis of the partnership earlier this week. “It allows people to form a visual experience in their minds of what is going on in the story. I hope all readers enjoy using their imaginations along with me and take a journey into my books.”
Quvenzhane’s series of chapter books will be geared towards tweens like herself, and the picture book will cater towards younger literary lovers who are in the beginning stages of reading. The first book release is scheduled for January 2017, and is sure to attract a number of Hollywood notables.
Wallis is better known for her leading role in Annie, where she starred alongside veteran actor Jamie Foxx. The 12-year-old also starred in Beasts of Southern Wild, which was also a smash hit.
Rearing kids in the public eye is no easy feat for Kanye West. The rapper tells SHOWstudio’s ‘In Camera’ that he is always thinking about the spotlight and the effects that it will have on his kids in coming years.
“Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah,” says Kanye. “Any situation you’re in you’re going to worry about raising kids but it’s champagne problems,” adds the star. “There’s people who can’t feed their kids. That’s something to more to worry about. So I’m not going to sit here and complain about the so-called problems I have. These aren’t real issues. There’s people at war…That celeb s–t, it’s not real s–t… You know what, I’m alive. I’m breathing… I have no problems.”
West goes on to dote on his wife and daughter, who have completely changed his perspective. “Three years ago, after this interview, I would’ve been on the train back to Paris to see the last of the shows to get that inspiration,” says the rapper of his newfound creativity. “Now, I’m on the first flight home to see my greatest inspiration, that’s my daughter.”
Kanye further explains, “Having a family, period, has made me completely rethink the way I rap. You know, people extend their brand for a long time. There’s true moments of genius, then there are moments of looking through the archives and placing s–t together. So many people rate Dark Fantasy as my best album, but Yeezus and 808s are so much stronger. Dark Fantasy is me almost like, an apology record. ‘Power’ was the least progressive song that I’ve ever had as a first single…. least challenging.” West adds, “I just love my family.”
Kim and Kanye West have a daughter named North who celebrated her second birthday in June. The couple are expecting a son to arrive this winter.
Below are more photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye and their daughter North heading to a ballet class on October, 2015 in Woodland Hills, California.
Heavenly Joy lets her light illuminate in her mom’s newly releasedmusic video for ‘Shine.’ The youngster portrays the daughter of a woman who may have breast cancer and refuses to visit the doctor.
Little Heavenly asks the woman why she ensures that superficial things are in order while her health possibly deteriorates. “Mommy, how come you took your phone to the doctor when it got hurt, and you haven’t took yourself yet,” inquires Heavenly in the video. The question puts a thought on the woman’s mind, and the scene moves on to feature women who have survived breast cancer.
Joy Enriquez told fans that she was inspired to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and dedicate ‘Shine’ to the cause after hearing a family friend’s story of survival. “Imagine the surprise when my friend Verna, a wonderful mother and strong woman whom I respect so much, started crying as she listened to my new song #Shine,” shared Joy.
“Verna then confided in me her recent battle with #BreastCancer and told me that this song reminded her of everything she’s gone through and how lucky and blessed she is to overcome it by the grace of God. Instantly, I knew what I had been called to do with this song, and our team set out to create a campaign to help #Shine a light on breast cancer awareness so that women everywhere can feel the hope, strength, and courage that I felt when listening to Verna’s story.”
Joy’s friend is one of many breast cancer conquerors featured in the video. Check out ‘Shine’ below!
Congratulations to Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss on the expectancy of their child. The couple announced their expectancy during the latest episode of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and Allison spoke with Wetpaint about her pregnancy shortly thereafter.
“My husband and I, we love big scenarios,” shared Allison. “We wanted to keep [the announcement] fun for everyone, and tell everyone at the same time. There are so many people you want to tell, and if someone hears after someone else, they feel badly you didn’t call them first… We thought the best way was to tell everyone at the same time.”
Allison and Stephen waited until after she delivered a smash hit performance during the latest episode of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to share the joy of their expectancy. Holker’s daughter, Weslie, was onstage as the announcement was made. Allison told Wetpaint that the youngster cannot wait to be a big sister.
“She talks about it every single day, and she’s just so helpful,” said the professional dancer. “She asked, ‘When do I get to babysit?’ And I’m like, ‘Little girl, you can babysit as soon as you can!'”
Allison is four months pregnant with her and Stephen’s first child. She plans to work through much of her expectancy and will keep up a workout regimen over the next nine months. Weslie is Allison’s daughter from a previous relationship.
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