Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season 3” show was a noteworthy event in itself, with the rapper’s latest shoe line on display amid a listening party for his much-anticipated album “The Life of Pablo.”
But it was Lamar Odom who grabbed just as much of the spotlight on Thursday as he made his first public appearance at the event since his near-fatal drug overdose late last year.
Odom was personally invited to attend the event by West himself as he looked healthy and happy walking side-by-side with the rhymeslinger while entering the show, which took place at Madison Square Garden.
To get to the Yeezy 3 show, Odom took a private jet with his estranged wife Khloe Kardashianon a red-eye flight to New York City Wednesday night.
“Lamar is very nervous to be making his first public appearance,” a source told E! News. “He spoke to Kim [Kardashian] and Kanye about their thoughts about him attending the Kanye show before, but it was Khloe’s ultimate decision.”
The insider adds, “Kanye personally invited him, but he wouldn’t make this huge appearance without the support and green light from Khloe…[She] is making all the calls on what Lamar is doing and who he speaks to this trip and won’t be leaving his side,” the insider added while noting that Kardashian and Odom have gotten so close that folks who were near them believe they will indeed get back together.
“The whole family is here supporting him today,” the source shared regarding the appearance of Lamar, who was spotted sitting between Kendall and Khloe during the show. As West’s played his album, the trio could be seen dancing.
To see Odom make his entrance with West, check out the below:
“They run the gamut, but obviously they’re hitting different people in terms of who listens to their music,” Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director James Gager told Billboard of the initiative. “I think it shows a breadth of what M·A·C is about. When [the artists] came into the office, they each had unique personalities: one of them was very shy, another very outspoken.”
The rollout will begin on March 17 with Tinashe, who worked on the “Times Nine Palette” of eye shadow ($32; maccosmetics.com), which borrows names for each shade from track names like “All Hands On Deck.”
“I was really intrigued by the chance to bring my creative vision to this,” says the R&B artist who is about to embark on a world tour for her forthcoming sophomore album, Joyride. “I got to design the packaging, pick out the colors and create something that I felt like I would use.”
For Detroit rapper Dej Loaf, whose rosy-nude lipglass ($15) will hit stores on April 14, the opportunity is described as an invaluable one — the first of what she hopes will be many more lucrative collaborations.
“Music was just a stepping stone for me, I want to get into other things outside of music . . . creative things. This first step [with M·A·C] is a big first step,” she tells Billboard.
Below are excerpts from Tinashe and Dej Loaf’s interview with Billboard:
Tinashe, have you collaborated with other brands in the past?
Tinashe: I have but I’ve never been able to take a real creative kind of position and that was really what drew me to this. I mean, obviously I love makeup too, and I use it all the time for shows — but I was really intrigued by the chance to bring my creative vision to this. I got to design the packaging, pick out the colors, and create something that I felt like I would use. It’s shades that range between dark black to an army green, and then some burgundies. I’m definitely more of an eye girl than like a lip girl.
Do you remember the first time that you experimented with makeup?
Tinashe: I remember being around eight years old and doing my cousin’s makeup — painting it blue and green. I thought that was so much fun [laughs].
Dej, you have incredible gold eye makeup on right now, do you normally do a full eye makeup every day?
Dej: No not every day. Onstage for me is dramatic, you know, got the glitter. It’s crazy because I used to…I was anti-makeup just recently fell in love with it. I don’t want to perform without it anymore now I’m like, “Yo, let’s get some makeup on.” I like to travel with a makeup artist now.
Being someone, as you said, that was “anti-makeup,” but now enjoys it — why do you see importance in it for you as an artist?
Dej: It enhances beauty, you know what I’m saying? I wouldn’t say I was “anti,” I just didn’t understand why girls wear makeup all the time. Now I get it, I understand how it enhances beauty — how it makes me feel myself, a little more than I already was.
Did you work with M·A·C directly? Walk us through the process?
Hervey: The good thing about M·A·C is—and a reason I was so excited—was that they were very much about having the artist really implement their ideas and create a vision. So from day one I was sketching some ideas in my notebook. Lion Babe’s logo is actually my handwriting, which has manifested into a neon sign we use for our shows. So that logo is on the box.
Yeah! It’s definitely my first time doing anything like this. I’ve pretty much been focusing primarily on just the art and creating the singing and music. And this is such an exciting opportunity for me, everyone knows M·A·C and this was a really good way to get our name out there.
Two months after Tyra Banks, now a new mother, announced her departure from ABC’s “FABLife” series, the network has announced that the lifestyle talk show – which supermodel Chrissy Teigen also co-hosted – is officially canceled.
“We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts,” Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, said in a statement (via Variety). “We are especially appreciative of our talented and dynamic co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Leah Ashley and Lauren Makk, and we would also like to extend a huge thanks to our station partners for all of their support.”
A source tells ET that show staff were told about the cancellation 10 minutes before the announcement. Although Banks previously said in a statement that she was leaving “FABLife” to focus on her new cosmetics brand, TYRA Beauty, the source said that Banks had been “made promises” by ABC to lure her back to daytime, indicating that she would be given freedom to chart the creative direction of the show,” but that turned out not to be the case.
“It wasn’t exciting for her,” a source told PEOPLE. “She is a serious businesswoman and person, and she just didn’t want to be doing it anymore.”
In December, Banks, who also ended “America’s Next Top Model” after 22 cycles in October, told ET that she has multiple other TV projects in the works.
“Do you have any idea how many TV projects I’ve got in development, and we’ve sold already?” she said. “We’re not going to stop doing TV. It’s just not me having to be there the whole time.”
“FABLife” will still run through the end of April but reports claim that it will be replaced by the viral video clip show “Right This Minute” in the fall. Additionally, “America’s Next Top Model” is set to relaunch on VH1 this year.
Jay Z has just been hit with a $20 million lawsuit.
Parlux Fragrances filed the suit on Tuesday, January 26, in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming the music superstar failed to help promote, Gold Jay Z, his signature fragrance.
According to the New York Daily News, the company alleges that Jay, real nameShawn Carter, skipped out on appearances on Good Morning America and at Macy’s, failed to do an exclusive interview with Women’s Wear Daily and hasn’t promoted the fragrance on social media.
As a result, Gold Jay Z, failed to take off. And now retailers are returning the unsold merchandise, leaving Parlux millions of dollars in the red.
“Jay Z declined … declined … declined … declined” six different times to participate, according to court papers.
The company is asking a judge to force the “99 Problems” hit maker to return the guaranteed $2 million up front royalty fee he was given and 300,000 stock shares inPerfumania.
In addition they want $18 million in compensatory damages and their contract with Jay voided.
”Empire” star and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson OWNS Elle magazine’s February “Women In TV” issue. Hers is one of five covers highlighting TV’s biggest stars, including Viola Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, and Olivia Wilde.
Henson took home the Globe for Best Performance By An Actress In A Drama Television Series on Sunday. In the interview, she talks about her struggle to keep her Cookie Lyon character as authentic as possible while maintaining integrity to ensure she’s always taken seriously as a black actress.
“It was very important to me that she not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time,” Henson told Elle. “Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”
Meanwhile, the “How To Get Away With Murder” leading lady Viola Davis is breathtaking with her flawless complexion, natural style and eye-catching cleavage in a Loewe coat. The 50-year-old actress expresses her frustration with Hollywood’s “slew of lies about women,” and society’s warped beauty standards.
“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women,” said Viola. “By TV standards, if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”
Davis, who was the first black actress to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a TV Drama, said she had “mixed emotions” about her win.
“I just hope this is now a part of the status quo that women of color are included in the narratives that continue to write lead roles for us, to rethink how we see a leading lady and we don’t have to have this discussion anymore,” she said in her acceptance speech.
Both issues hit select newsstands January 13th and nationwide on January 19th.
Balmain is taking us back to the 90s for its new Spring/Summer 2016 campaign, which features the three fashion icons for which the term “supermodel” was created.
Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer appear in new black-and-white images for the fashion house, marking a “new chapter for Balmain,” Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director, told Vogue.com.
Since his 2011 takeover, Rousteing has tapped into the millennial audience by featuring ads with Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, as well as sister acts Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Going back to the supermodel OGs is a departure, but one that is personal for Rousteing.
“This campaign is about what makes me love fashion, and these three women are exactly that. These three women are what made me love fashion yesterday, make me love fashion today, and are going to make me love fashion in the future,” Rousteing explained.
Below, more pics from the campaign below, photographed by Steven Klein.
The sight of a naked Tyson Beckford may trigger naughty thoughts and repeated viewings for some, but for others it’s cause to blast the 45-year-old model-actor on social media.
According to the International Business Times, Beckford gave folks something to talk about when he posted a picture of his naked self with his back to the camera while looking out at the sea in Jamaica on Sunday (Jan. 3).
“Back to Nature #teamtyson#jamaica #2016 #ocean #naked,” Beckford wrote in the caption to his picture, which was posted on his Instagram.
As if one naked picture wasn’t enough, Beckford followed that with another picture of him. For this one, he appears with only a small white towel protecting his private area.
Despite appreciation and love shown by some fans, other IG followers rained down criticism on Beckford with claims that his photos were a lame attempt to generate publicity. Adding to that were claims from critics who suggested that the risqué pics represented inappropriate behavior for a man of Beckford’s age.
“I guess it’s [stripping] the in-thing now, ” one critic said, while another critic wrote: “Only b***k ignorant Ppl do stuff like this children watch and learn”.
In response to the hate, Beckford fired back with another nude picture of himself. This one centering on him enjoying an outdoor shower, with the following caption posted with it:
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Beckford’s back and forth with those not in favor of his naked photos marks the latest situation involving him going au natural in front of the camera.
In November 2013, debate emerged of Beckford’s sexuality after he posed nude with transgender model Ines Rau for OOB Magazine’s ‘Tropical Surrealism’ spread. The black-and-white pictures featured the pair posing naked together.
In one photo, Rau has one hand on Beckford’s shoulder while the other is rests on his backside. In various other photographs, Beckford and Rau are captured kissing and caressing each other.