Destiny’s Child Reunited for 30th Stellar Annual Awards

Destiny Child Reunited

Destiny’s child came together for last night’s 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas to perform Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes”

According to TMZ, Williams picked up the award for Music Video of the Year for the song. Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Kelly Rowland joined her on stage to treat fans to a special reunion.

The ladies proved they haven’t missed a beat when it comes to harmony as they opened the performance with a moving rendition of “Alpha & Omega” before transitioning to the upbeat “Say Yes.”

The performance is the first time the trio has put on a live show together since the 2013 Super Bowl, in which Kelly and Michelle helped Beyonce rock the crowd with “Independent Women: Part ” and “Single Ladies”.

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Serena Williams Embracing the Cover of Vogue

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Fresh off her nineteenth Grand Slam, Serena Williams talks to Rebecca Johnson about fitness, forgiveness, and her friendship with tennis rival Caroline Wozniacki.

When the news broke last May that Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy had broken off his engagement to tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki—over a telephone call, no less—Serena Williams immediately began phoning and texting her best friend on the professional women’s tour. “I was devastated,” she says. “I had planned the bachelorette party!”

Six months later, Wozniacki and Williams are sitting, thigh to thigh, on a love seat in Williams’s Palm Beach Gardens house in Florida discussing the debacle. “My phone was going crazy,” Wozniacki remembers. “But I didn’t want to talk to anyone.” Most people got the message and stopped trying. But Serena Williams isn’t most people.

“I kept calling,” Williams says unapologetically.

Wozniacki smiles at the memory. “First she texted, ‘If you don’t pick up, I am going to fly to Monaco.’ And then, ‘If you don’t answer the door, I am going to knock it down.’ So I thought, OK, I better answer the phone. And I am so glad I did. She wasn’t pitying me, like a lot of people were. I mean, it’s not like anyone died. I was in shock, but….

 

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Congratulations, Brandy on the leading Broadway role Roxie Hart

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Musical legend Brandy has scored the leading role in one of the most popular shows to land on Broadway—Chicago. The 90s songstress will play Roxie Hart, a murderess on death row who is desperately seeking fame and stardom. She’s only the third Black actress to play Mrs. Hart; Michelle Williams landed the role in 2010, four years after Robin Givens graced the stage in 2006. Keep an eye out for her debut next month.

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NBC Anchor Sheinelle Jones on Breaking into TV

Sheinelle Jones

More than 100 million people watched the Super Bowl commercial featuring Sheinelle Jones walking the streets of Manhattan with anchors of NBC’s TODAY show. The Kansas-native and Weekend TODAY host had a “wow moment” as she watched, remembering her first time sitting behind a news desk in high school. While in college she spent summers interning and grew her career in small news stations after graduating. Then NBC came knocking.  Discover her strategy for making your dreams a reality and juggling her demanding career and family life with her husband, two-year old twins and a five-year-old.

 

 

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Kelly Rowland and Family Debut

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A radiantly happy Kelly Rowland beams from the cover of ESSENCE’s April issue as she proudly displays her baby son Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, alongside husband Tim Weatherspoon.

“My road to my happiness hasn’t been an easy one. It hasn’t been peachy all the time, but I am so, so happy,” she says, reflecting on a year that saw her get married, give birth to her son, and suddenly lose her mother. She remains strong and positive, “surrounded with so much love,” thanks to friends and family like her mom’s best friends and Beyoncé and Solange’s family.

And even with her thriving career, it’s all about the family.

“My priority is my husband first,” she says, laughing. “That’s how the baby got there.”

 

 

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Feature: Grace Gealey

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Famous for playing Anika Calhoun on the musical soap opera Empire, Gealey is also known for her professional theatrical work, which includes performances in off Broadway and Chicago productions of Venus Flytrap and Tartuffe.

She received an undergraduate degree in Theater from the University at South Florida and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

Empire, which began airing on the Fox network in 2015, marked her television debut.

The child of deaf parents, she was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, and raised primarily in the Cayman Islands.

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