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July 28, 2014

Hip Hop music heavy weight Nicki Minaj is set to premiere her newest single “Anaconda” at Urban, Rythmic and Pop radio today! Off of her highly anticipated third studio album, The PinkPrint (which will be released later this year) “Anaconda” was produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz in Los Angeles. An accompanying music video for “Anaconda” was shot in Los Angeles. Next up for the sexy superstar will be headlining the Iconic iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas September 19th and 20th. Will you give “Anaconda” a listen? Will we? Sssssssssssure!

July 27, 2014


Three’s the charm…especially when it comes to the popular “The Best Man” movie franchise! Fans have “The Best Man Wedding” to look forward to in 2016! Malcolm D. Lee will return to write and direct the film with the entire cast is set to return as well. That means we get to see Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut and Melissa De Sousa lighting up the big screen together once again. Though, we’re gonna be wondering how/if Monica Calhoun will join them (and for those who saw “The Best Man Holiday” you know what we’re talking about). Hmmmmmm….

July 26, 2014


“Wooh…And I’m off!” posted Power star Naturi Naughton on Instagram with hashtags for family reunion time, almost missed my flight and airport stress! Though she may be rushing to spend time with the family, we’ve got to give it to her for keeping her mani on point! Check out her oval-shaped tips dipped in a pretty pink hue—with a purple accent nail! We’re guessing Ms. Naughton arrived at her destination in style. Don’t you?

July 25, 2014

Taking a quick break from his headlining tour, the handsome and talented George Tandy, Jr. stopped by SBH‘s Chicago office to chat about his grooming game, favorite Starbucks drink (bet you didn’t know he was a former barista!), new album The Foundation and so much more. Check out the video here to see what hairstyle the R&B singer loves on the ladies and be sure to pick up his album—out July 29!


July 24, 2014


For the first time in nearly a decade, CBS Daytime veteran and Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore will return to the daytime drama, The Young And The Restless for a special two-day guest appearance on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11 on the CBS Television Network. The actor, who appeared as a series regular for 11 years, will reprise his role as the charismatic Malcolm Winters, a portrayal that earned him a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000. During his two-day return, Shemar will reunite with longtime friend and co-star Kristoff St. John, who portrays his on-screen brother, Neil Winters. In the episodes, Malcolm returns to Genoa City after leaving town years before without a proper goodbye. Now, he’s back for an important visit with the Winters family to make amends and catch up on everything he’s missed. “I am excited about returning to The Young And The Restless as a special guest,” he said. “This is where I got my start, and I am looking forward to reuniting with my soap opera family.” Who’s tuning in?

July 23, 2014

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Chicago-based Naturalistas, consider this your personal “SBH Daily Dose of Style”—in advance! Join Luster’s You Be-Natural for a special Naturalista Beauty Night on Monday, July 28th at The Shrine in Chicago. Check out the activities: mini makeovers, goodie bags, chair massages and the opportunity to experience new products for your Natural coif courtesy of You Be-Natural. For the details and to RSVP, click on the button on the upper right-hand column on this page—the “Be A Part of Luster’s You Be-Natural 2014 Naturalista Nights!”

Oh, and did we mention this event was free? See you there!



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