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#Random: Essence Atkins To Officiate Bestie Gabrielle Union’s Wedding This Weekend

August 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Earlier today, we told you that Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade reportedly went as far as to have their wedding guests sign confidentiality agreements to keep details about the ceremony from leaking to the media. But it looks like Gabby’s bestie, Essence Atkins, never received the hush-hush memo.

Hip Hollywood recently caught up with the “Haunted House 2″ actress, who revealed that she and her husband, Jaime Mendez, will be officiating the couple’s ceremony this weekend.

“I’m not feeling a way about [Gabby not having bridesmaids] because I’m officiating the ceremony,” Essence revealed.

“My husband and I are officiating the ceremony,” she continued. “My husband did a ceremony for Alfonso Ribeiro a couple of years ago and they asked us to do it together so we are officiating.”

The wife and mother went on to say that Gabby’s ceremony will actually be her first time officiating a wedding

“This will be my first time. No pressure! No pressure whatsoever!”

While I have to admit that this news is extremely random, having your bestie officiate your wedding ceremony sounds like it has the potential to be pretty cool. I also can’t blame Gabby for wanting someone who knows her personally to officiate, considering that the reverend at her last ceremony didn’t even pronounce her name correctly.

“The pastor who married me—the first time—he didn’t even get my name right,” Gabrielle told Arsenio Hall back in February. “Yeah, no. He refused to come to the rehearsal dinner and then didn’t say my name correctly. I even pronounced my own name incorrectly so this should’ve been a sign that it wasn’t gonna work.”

Watch Essence’s interview below. Thoughts?

Doing The Most: Gabrielle Union & D. Wade’s Wedding Guests To Sign Confidentiality Agreement

August 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month, we told you that Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade had quite a few rules in place for friends and relatives lucky enough to make the cut for their August 30 wedding ceremony.

“To our family and friends,

We are looking forward to sharing this very special day with you. For the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy, no cameras or cell phones will be permitted at the party. Also, photo IDs will be required for all guests. Gentlemen, formal attire in black; ladies, we would love to see you in formal white.
Transportation to and from the party venue will be provided from the [redacted]. Buses will depart promptly at 9:45pm from the North-North entrance of the hotel; please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to process through security. If you choose to drive yourself, please call [number omitted] hours prior to the event at [address omitted] for directions to the venue (located approximately 45 to 50 minutes south of South Beach). Once on-site, you should allow at least 30 minutes to process through security at the venue.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. See you soon!

Love, Gab and Dwyane”

Now, it appears that the bride-and-groom-to-be have taken things a step further to protect their privacy as well as the privacy of their A-list guests. According to TMZ, the pair will also be handing out confidentiality agreements, which must be signed by all relatives, friends, vendors and caterers or they will not be allowed to enter the venue. Gabby and Dwyane appear to be dead serious about the agreement too. If reports are correct, then there will be a hefty financial penalty imposed upon anyone who runs their mouths after signing the agreement.

I understand Gabrielle and Dwyane wanting to protect their privacy and not wanting their ceremony to be a media circus, but good Lord.

 

Dwyane Wade’s Marital Home Once Shared With Ex-Wife, Siohvaughn, Facing Foreclosure

August 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

His wedding is just days away, but somehow, Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Wade, are still making headlines together.

According to TMZ Sports, the marital home once shared by the former couple and their children is facing foreclosure. Apparently, a payment has not been made on the $225,000 home for quite some time now. Siohvaughn still lives in the home and Dwyane’s people are saying that she received the home (and responsibility for the mortgage payments) in the divorce settlement. However, Siohvaughn eventually stopped making those payments, which is why the home is now facing foreclosure.

It’s probably only a matter of time before Siohvaughn comes forward demanding money from Dwyane to catch up on payments, but the Miami Heat star’s attorney argues that he is in no way responsible for the home. The bank sent a foreclosure notice regarding the South Holland home on Aug. 11

[Watch] Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade Proposal Footage + Save The Date Video

August 4th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Sources: WENN, TMZ

Sources: WENN, TMZ

The countdown is on. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are scheduled to tie the knot in less than a month. Although the Hollywood duo were careful to keep their guest list limited to trusted friends and relatives, details about the ceremony continue to be leaked to the media. First, it was their adorable save the date cards. Then, it was the actual invitation complete with a list of dos and dont’s for wedding guests. Now, TMZ  has obtained Gabby and Dwyane’s save the date video, which includes footage of the Miami Heat star’s proposal.

“This is Gabrielle. This is Dwyane…and this is how he proposed,” the video says before cutting to footage of Dwyane’s proposal, which included the help of his sons and nephew.

The 47-second video goes on to include other information included in typical save the date cards including the wedding date and location. Considering the fact that Gabby and Dwyane aren’t even allowing guests to bring cell phones or cameras into the party, we’re wondering how they’re feeling about their invites and such being leaked to the media.

Check out the video below.

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Gabrielle Union Sets The Ground Rules For Guests Attending Wedding Next Month: ‘Photo IDs Will Be Required’

July 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Gabrielle Union has already expressed that many of the people sitting around expecting to receive an invitation to her wedding to Dwyane Wade probably won’t be getting one. At this point, those close to the couple are probably already aware of who’s in and who’s out. Recently, those lucky enough to make the cut were made hip to the rules of the engagement when they received their official wedding invites. It appears that Gabby and Dwyane are running a pretty tight ship.

The invitation was accompanied by a letter from the couple, revealing what will not be allowed at the ceremony in order to protect their privacy. Ironically, the letter and the invite were both leaked to TMZ. The note reads:

To our family and friends,

We are looking forward to sharing this very special day with you. For the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy, no cameras or cell phones will be permitted at the party. Also, photo IDs will be required for all guests. Gentlemen, formal attire in black; ladies, we would love to see you in formal white.

Transportation to and from the party venue will be provided from the [redacted]. Buses will depart promptly at 9:45pm from the North-North entrance of the hotel; please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to process through security. If you choose to drive yourself, please call [number omitted] hours prior to the event at [address omitted] for directions to the venue (located approximately 45 to 50 minutes south of South Beach). Once on-site, you should allow at least 30 minutes to process through security at the venue.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. See you soon!

Love, Gab and Dwyane

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As previously reported, the ceremony is set to take place August 30 in Miami.

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The countdown begins!

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Siohvaughn Goes After Team D. Wade With Another Lawsuit

June 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade loves a good lawsuit. In the past, she has filed suits against her ex-husband, Dwyane Wade, and his soon-to-be-wife, actress Gabrielle Union. Now, she’s suing Dwyane’s divorce attorney James Pritikin and the Dolton Police Department.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Siohvaughn is accusing Dwyane and his attorney of framing her for child abduction. Siohvaughn, who lost a lengthy child custody battle against Dwyane, says in the lawsuit that she was “violently attacked” by Dolton Police Officers in June 2012 at her home.

She goes on to allege that James, Dwyane, Dolton Police and Dwyane’s friend New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann “conspired” to have her arrested for child abduction after she failed to turn the kids over to Dwyane following being instructed to do so by a judge. The child abduction charges against Siohvaughn were eventually dropped; however, Pritkin used the incident to argue that Dwyane should be granted full custody of the former couple’s two sons.

Siohvaughn is representing herself in the case and says that during the arrest , she suffered an asthma attack, panic attack and a torn rotator cuff due to the rough nature that the officers handled her. She is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $50,000. As you may recall, Siohvaughn also filed a suit against Dwyane last December in which she accused him of being physically abusive to her.

Gabrielle Union Talks Turning Tricks For D. Wade & Knowing The Real Sheree Whitfield

June 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Bravo

Source: Bravo

Gabrielle Union is such a joy to watch on television. She’s quirky and funny and quite adorable. And in the midst of being all those things, she also manages to speak the truth. During an interview on “Watch What Happens Live” Union spoke about everything from her best on-screen lover to distracting her man when he’s had a tough loss. And interestingly enough she also says that the Sheree she knew, before the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” was not like the woman we’ve seen on screen.

Check out the highlights from her interview and the videos below.

Andy asks her about the Miami Heat loss and whether or not it was hard on her.

“It was. I’m still in the thick of it. I’m like on the ground, there’s tears. He’s like ‘Baby, you win some, you lose some. I’m disappointed, I’m hard on myself but…you know, suck it up sister, really.’”

Andy asks if a tough loss means it’s going to be a rough night at home with Dwyane.

“No it means you pull out some tricks. The trickery comes out. I’m like ‘Alright, (fake stretches) missed the game winner…’”

“I do. But from like before they were Atlanta housewives. She actually had the hottest boutique in Atlanta for years. And it was the most amazing, fabulous boutique and she was awesome and amazing and totally normal. She actually has amazing, like sick taste. There was Sheree that I met, who was this amazing boutique owner that you walk in and she gives you champagne and it was amazing. And then there’s the show which I think is a character. But the real Sheree is cool as hell.

Her fellow guest, Shannon from the “Real Housewives of Orange County” interjects saying, there’s no character here though, pointing to herself. To which Gabby responded:

“You take responsibility, listening to you be accountable for your actions is a whole ‘nother thing.”

Dang. That’s just the slightest bit of shade if I ever heard it.

Check out the clips from Gabby’s appearance in the videos below.

A Night To Remember: 9 Famous Folks Who Went To Prom With Their Biggest Fans

May 20th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Prom season is still going, and if we had the chance to go to prom with our dream date back in the day, I’m sure we would all name some celebrity whose posters were on our wall and that we were crushing on at the time. But what happens when your wish is actually granted? These young people reached out to stars they are huge fans of to ask them to prom, and as you will find out, they were lucky enough to go arm-and-arm with the famous folks on the big night. Here are 9 celebrities who made prom a night to remember for some of their biggest fans.

Save The Date! Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade To Tie The Knot This Summer In Miami

May 15th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade To Tie The Knot This Summer

Source: WENN

It’s almost that time!

Last winter, Dwyane Wade proposed to longtime girlfriend, Gabrielle Union. Since then, the bride-to-be has spoken quite vaguely about her wedding plans, but apparently they are moving along full speed ahead. The couple recently sent out save-the-date reminders to their small guest list. And of course, the reminders have already been leaked to TMZ.

Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade To Tie The Knot This Summer

The adorable reminders showcase photos from the Miami Heat star’s touching proposal, which included his sons holding up signs, which read:

“Nickie, will you marry us?

FYI: Nickie is Gabby’s nickname. The ceremony is set to take place August 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Gabrielle has joked in the past that her hubby-to-be has really gotten the hang of this whole wedding planning thing and is actually the mastermind behind their upcoming ceremony.

“I’m out doing wine tastings, secretly this is like his princess moment he has waited for a long time, he’s been hoarding bridal magazines, he’s very ready,” she poked fun just two months after the proposal.”

“He’s into aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning. He is on. To have a centerpiece, to not have a centerpiece—he has very strong opinions. [He says] no centerpieces. Who cares? Um, he does! He’s very particular about the music and the guest list.”

Cute. We’re wishing Gabby and D all the best.

Prom Night II: Throwback Pictures Of Celebs Dressed To The Nines (And Some Looking A Mess) For Prom

May 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I actually went to both my junior and senior prom near the end of May, but for many current high school students, prom season has officially started. It’s that time of year when your parents will happily pay hundreds of dollars for you to enjoy a few hours of dancing, posing, eating and God knows what else you were doing after the prom ended.

Good times.

Just as we did last year, we thought we’d give you the chance to see some of your favorite famous folks dressed up for their own proms back in the day, and we have 12 celebs ready to embarrass for your enjoyment.

MTV

MTV

Ashanti

Ah yes…both Ashanti and her friend’s prom dresses look like something I saw quite a few girls wearing to prom back in the day–a lot of velvet and sequins. Now as for those eyebrows…hey, you live and you learn.