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Chris Brown refuses to be counted among those fathers who are not involved in their children’s lives. The singer tells media about his initial reaction upon learning that he was a dad.

“You know how you’re on a roller coaster right? And it’s about to go down and you’re like ‘MANNN!’ It was that at first,” says Brown. “Then I got the chance to sit with myself and pray. Then I got to see my daughter and I was like I love it. I’m cool. I’m not going to be that statistic. I’ll be the dad.”

In being a father, Chris has learned to confront and overcome his mistakes. “I’ve made peace with my past,” shares the star. “I’ve made peace with who I am as a person. I actually like me right now. I don’t have a doubt in my mind of my capabilities or my purpose to be on this earth. I think I’m supposed to have that. It’s supposed to be a negative with a positive.”

See what else Chris had to say about his family and upcoming album, named after his daughter, below.

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Torrey Smith has  shared a few pictures from his and the family’s latest photo shoot.

“When you get junk mail with the latest sales at cheap stores this is what the families look like,” shares the NFL star. Torrey uploaded a candid of him and his son, T.J., smiling that resembled that of a magazine ad. The Smith men were also captured with mommy and wife Chanel while sitting on stones. “This is why I grind,” shared Torrey.

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It has been several months since the Smiths moved from the East Coast to the West side of the country so Torrey could play ball for the San Francisco 49ers. Although the opportunity has been grand, Chanel has admitted that having family so far away is challenging.

“My best friend lives in Maryland. My mom lives two hours north. Torrey’s family lives two hours south. I enjoyed having people over for the weekend, taking T.J. from me. Out here, I’m by myself. A five-hour flight with a baby is no fun; I won’t be making too many trips home,” shared the celebrity mom in one candid article.

T.J. is Torrey and Chanel’s only child. He celebrated his first birthday in April.

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Beach days, and nights at the studio. Willow Smith is doing it all. The teen recently shared pictures from her day out at the beach, and made her debut as producer of Tyler Cole’s latest single.

“Slow down the car. make a left. we can hit the beach,” captioned the teen underneath a picture of her enjoying the ocean. Willow was wearing a one piece bathing suit and smiling in the photo.

The young star also shared a link to her latest creative effort done in collaboration with rapper Tyler Cole. The name of the song is ‘Afraid’ and it, of course, shows a different side of Willow’s artistic abilities. Tyler’s rhythmic capabilities are also extraordinary for a young talent such as himself and the lyrics are outstanding.

Check out the latest single here, and see more pictures from Willow’s trip to the beach below. Willow is the youngest daughter of Jada and Will Smith.

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It’s been twelve months since Chris Rock has seen a 7-year-old girl he has cared for since she was an infant and the actor blames his ex-wife, Malaak, for the separation.

According to TMZ,

“It’s a bizarre story … and one that triggered an international investigation. Here’s what we know. Back in 2008, a 6-month-old named Ntombi from South Africa began living with the Rock family. The girl stayed in the family house ever since. Ntombi was even enrolled in a New Jersey school.”

Everything, however, changed when Chris and Malaak began divorce proceedings a few months ago. It was then that Ntombi stopped living with Chris and the South African government began to look into how a child could be taken to another country without legal documentation on file.

Sources close to the family say that Malaak influenced Chris to bring Ntombi to the United States without signing such documents, which is why the actor did not publicize the “adoption.”

Chris and Malaak have two daughters, Zahra and Lola, together. They announced their intentions to divorce last year after twenty years of marriage.

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Jill Scott may be the only parent in the home but she is anything but a single mother. The R&B singer tells Steve Harvey that she has a village to help with raising her son, Jett.

“Honestly, I am not a single mother,” says Jill. “Everybody joins in to help me raise Jett. These are people that I love and trust.” The singer further explains, “‘Single’ to me implies that there’s nobody else to help you. If I need a minute, if I need some advice, I can call some folks, and they’ll come in. They’ll help throw the ball, teach him out to play catch… they’ll teach him how to pee standing up, because what do I know about it?”

Among the many inspirations in Jill’s village is her grandmother. “She had five children. Her house caught on fire and she ran in the house, fought off three or four men because they said it was over, but her baby was in the house. So she ran in that house, and she got her baby and came back with no eyelashes and no eyebrows … but she saved her baby’s life.”

See what else Scott had to say about the life lessons that her grandmother taught her and how she uses them to guide Jett below!

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Kim Kardashian-West is making the most of her final trimester of pregnancy. The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star was spotted while dining out with her husband, Kanye West at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica this past weekend. The Wests made the outing a double date as they enjoyed the evening with fellow star couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

Chrissy and John are expecting their first child together while Kim and Kanye are anticipating the arrival of their second child. Mrs. West has been transparent about her pregnancy journey, which has undergone its share of challenges. “I think the last month is just waiting,” shared Kim with E! News a few days ago. She further explained, “I didn’t get to experience the last month last time. You know I delivered almost six weeks early, so they say you gain your most weight at the end.”

Kim and Kanye West are expecting their little one, a son, to arrive next month. Chrissy and John Legend are anticipating the arrival of their child next year.

Photos: Maciel/AKM-GSI

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“Shhhh he’s shweepy.” Benzino and Althea Heart shared several pictures of their son, Zino Antonio Scott, with fans this past weekend.

“He loves to eat and sleep……and smile,” shared Benzino along with a cute candid of baby Zino. The newborn was smiling from ear to ear while resting in bed. Benzino uploaded another photo of his son smiling while sleeping and wondered “what he’s dreaming about that’s making him smile.”

Benzino and Althea welcomed baby Zino a few days ago. The couple announced their expectancy in May and revealed that they were having a boy via Instagram a few weeks later. “HE’S COMING,” exclaimed Benzino. “It’s a Boy,” added the star. Althea also commented on her son’s impending arrival. “NOVEMBER 10th IS THE DUE DATE,” said Heart.

Baby Zino is Benzino and Althea’s first child together. Benzino has four kids in all. See more pictures of baby Zino below!

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Tyrese may have attended the American Music Awards on Sunday but it was his daughter, Shayla, who garnered the most attention. The 8-year-old made a great showing on the red carpet, and accompanied her father onstage inside the venue.

Many media outlets commented on Shayla’s lipstick. One source deemed the color as “the perfect vivid shade of orange-red lipstick.”

In addition to wearing makeup that was the perfect tone, Shayla rocked a pretty brown dress. The youngster was photographed while taking several pictures with her father and other celebrities on the red carpet. Things got even better for the little once the ceremony got underway as she had the pleasure of standing beside her father during his and actor Wilmer Valderrama’s segment.

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Tyrese often shares the joys of fatherhood. “I am father,” wrote the star in an open letter to his daughter last year. “I am here to keep things in perspective – I am here to emotionally protect you from all the things that you might NOT have clarity over – other than The Lord Jesus Christ himself – I got you my little angel your going to see this world through MY eyes- This life journey is not a sprint it’s a marathon.”

Shayla is Tyrese’s only child with ex-wife Norma Mitchell. She celebrated her eighth birthday in July.

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Isn’t she lovely? Zendaya Coleman stopped by the American Music Awards (AMA) on Sunday night and wore a beautiful pink outfit with matching shoes.

The young star showed off her incredible style on the red carpet with a mini dress designed by Emanuel Ungaro. Her dress was in perfect sync with her ruffled shirt as it bore a floral pattern that was gorgeous. In addition to showing off her amazing style on the red carpet, Zendaya gave a few words of wisdom onstage at the AMAs.

Although many think that Miss Coleman is ordered around, the young star tells media that she is the boss of her actions. “People think I’m young and I have people behind the scenes who tell me what to do,” said Zendaya at her Madame Tussauds image unveiling. “In my world, that’s just not the case. I’ve got people who listen to me, and I get to be the boss,” added the star.

In having full control, Zendaya is determined to give fans a taste of her personality in her upcoming album. “I have been really working to perfect it and make it what I want it to be,” shared the star. Fans got a sneak peak of Zendaya’s upcoming project a few weeks back when the young adult released video footage of her singing one of the songs slated to appear on the record.

See more pictures from Coleman’s AMA showing below!

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Happy Birthday Berkeley! The daughter of Rebecca and Lance Gross celebrated her first birthday on Saturday.

The Grosses were sure to take a picture of their little one as she held a sunflower while sitting in the spotlight. “My Little Sunshine is ONE today,” shared Rebecca with Instagram fans. “Can’t believe a year ago, at this very moment we were anxiously awaiting her arrival…To our little blessing…Happy Birthday Berkeley…Mommy & Daddy love you so much!” Lance also shared a candid of the birthday girl during her party. The little one was the center of attraction who received lots of love from mom and dad.

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Berkeley was born on November 21, 2014. Although parenthood has been joyous for Lance and Rebecca, the actor has admitted that challenges have arisen as a result of him becoming a dad. “I feel that some of the challenges I’m faced with are leaving home now,” Lance said a few months back. “It worked before because Rebecca and I know how to deal. It’s intriguing being away and, [after] missing each other, to reunite after that. But I don’t want to miss a thing when it comes to [Berkeley].”

Berkeley is Rebecca and Lance Gross’ first child.

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From Orlando to Memphis, Monica has been getting support for her upcoming album, Code Red. The singer had her sons, Romelo and Rodney Jr., and daughter Laiyah with her during her latest tour destination in Memphis, Tennessee.

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“Tonight was crazy, the love was unreal,” shared Monica. “Still turnt in the back with My Babies… My boys know that for me life is about living, enjoying, loving & family… Most of all nothing above THEM.”

Laiyah was especially helpful during her mom’s showing. “My Little Lady rehearsed with the dancers, helped Mommy get dressed, checked my mic yet refused to sing on stage tonight only to come back to the back and give us a full show. Gotta Love Princess Laiyah,” shared Brown. The celebrity mom also gave a shout out to her oldest son, Rodney Jr. “He is a natural born business man,” said Monica.

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Little Laiyah is featured alongside Missy Elliott, and countless other A-list recording artists, on Monica’s upcoming album. The toddler introduces her mother to fans as she announces a state of emergency that has taken place.

Check out a sneak peak of Monica’s record below. The singer has three kids.

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Chris Brown shares a cute picture of his daughter, Snoop Dogg gives out turkeys in Inglewood, and Taye Diggs faces a ton of backlash for his comments about race. Get the scoop in this week’s version of ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog.’

Chris Brown shares a candid of him with Royalty [Hollywood Life]

Ciara talks motherhood, turning 30 years old and more [Essence.com]

Daddy do-gooder Snoop Dogg hands out turkeys in Inglewood, California [NBC]

Taye Diggs is under fire after expressing desire to have his son be identified as biracial and not African American [Yahoo! Parenting]

Amber Rose and son make a grocery store run [Daily Mail]

Khloe Kardashian reveals the nickname  she has given North [Some Entertainment]

Chrissy Teigen bumps around town [Celebuzz]

Don’t go shopping on Black Friday without checking this recall list [Babyrazzi]

 

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Just call Darius Kaleb a rising star. The teen is featured in the upcoming film STEPS, which highlights a number of issues that inner city residents face. The movie addresses alcoholism, gang influence and gun violence that often causes youth to stray from their goals in life.  Darius plays a big role in the movie as the events that take place are centered around his character’s family.

Eddie Harris, screenwriter of the film, tells media that it was his pleasure to bring urban issues to the big screen. “Some people don’t see the beauty of the inner city,” shares the writer. “They just see the pain. I wanted to tell this very real story because I saw the redemption that often gets overlooked. I knew it would resonate not only with the people who live it every day, but people from all walks of life.”

Also featured in the film are young stars Eden Duncan-Smith(Annie) and Khalil Middleton(The Naked Brothers Band).

BCK had the opportunity to see this film on Thursday and it was indeed a touching and heart-wrenching story.  Be on the lookout for STEPS in the very near future.

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The young cast of Steps

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Kandi Burruss is getting lots of love from family and friends. The expectant mom and her husband hosted her ‘Kandi Coated Nights’ dinner with close family members and friends earlier this week. Kandi answered a number of questions and shared a few laughs with those near and dear to her at the event.

Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, were the recipients of a fabulous baby shower this past weekend. Carmon Cambrice, Kwame, Tamera Wynn, Rasheeda Frost, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Weenie hosted the event that focused on candy and other sweet treats. “I want to send a big thank you to my friends @camcambi @4kwame @tamera_wynn @rasheedadabosschick @majorgirl & my cuz @cousinwennie for throwing @todd167 & I an amazing baby shower,” shared Kandi. “I wish I had a pic with all of you in it. I love y’all!!!!”

Kandi and Todd are in the process of finding a name for their son. “We can’t agree on names right now,” Burruss shared with Rickey Smiley a few weeks back. “We’re going back and forth. So if anybody got some good names tweet them to me and help me out.”

The Tuckers will welcome their son in coming weeks. He will join Kandi and Todd’s daughters, each from previous relationships, at home.