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‘A Slice Of Heaven:’ Gabrielle And Dwyane Wade Share Photos From ‘Epic’ Honeymoon

September 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade tied the knot during their highly anticipated wedding ceremony in Miami. The high-profile couple has since decided to share photos from their “epic” honeymoon with fans and social media followers. During their vacation, the lovebirds ventured to Tanzania and the Maldive Islands.

“When the Indian Ocean is ya swimming pool… You dive in! But first… Play that @beyonce baby,” Gabbby bragged in one post.

“Since I’m on my honeymoon and I’m missing fashion week in NY. I thought i would show you guys how I dress to go on a safari. It’s never a dull moment when @lawfullady is your stylist. #dopeselfie #manimfeelingmyself #imbestdressonthissafari #illmarrymetoo @zmalannewyork,” Dwyane wrote in another.

They look like they had a blast.

Check out more photos from their fabulous post-wedding voyage on the following pages.

Ladies First: 14 Of Our Favorite TV Leading Ladies From The Past And Present

September 12th, 2014 - By Whitney Larkins
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Many of the black faces that we see on television today in leading roles are on because of the hard work of their predecessors to keep people of color on the small screen. This upcoming TV season features, among many, leading ladies such as Viola Davis in ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” and Octavia Spencer in the FOX drama “Red Band Society.” We are taking a look at some of our favorite leading ladies of the past and present who make us proud of all that they have done to portray black women in a positive light!

15 Fun Facts We Learned About Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Wedding

September 4th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union went out of their way to keep #theWadeUnion a secret. But we’ve managed to sleuth out a few exciting facts about their big Labor Day event. And you’ll be surprised by what we found out.

Dwyane Wade Was In Charge of the Planning

Gabrielle Union told the New York Times, “He realized that I was trying to turn it into a frat party with K-cups and beer pong, and he took over.” So Dwyane took over “85%” of the planning to give the wedding a classier vibe: “I was thinking ‘Harlem Nights’ and Eddie Murphy, classic movies and the way they dressed.”

“#TheWadeUnion”: Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union Share Exclusive Pics From Their Wedding Day

September 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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How cute are the Wades!?

We told you that Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union tied the knot this past Saturday, and now they’ve decided to share a new image from their big day with their fans. On both of their Instagram accounts, the couple posted a beautiful image of themselves with Wade’s sons, Zaire and Zion (infant Xavier wasn’t in this photo, nor is it clear if he was at the ceremony), as well as Wade’s nephew Dahveon Morris. The two captioned the image with “#TheWadeUnion,” a hashtag they used throughout their big weekend.

Union also shared a beautiful shot of herself in her custom Dennis Basso gown and had this to say about her big exclusive gown:

 

“Thank you thank you thank you @DennisBasso for helping me design THE most perfect gowns for the most special night of my life… So grateful… So happy “

Again, the couple tied the knot in front of family and friends in Miami, as men were instructed to wear black, and the women invited were asked to match the bride in white. Wade proposed back in December, and this is the second marriage for both. Wade was married to Siohvaughn Funches from 2002 to 2010, and Union was married to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001 to 2006. Congrats!

#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.

 

That Was You!? Small Roles Big Celebrities Had In Your Favorite Shows And Movies Before They Were Famous

August 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Everyone has to start off somewhere, and some of the biggest stars we’re into now were scraping and fighting for roles and big opportunities back in the day. Here is a list of 15 famous folks who had small roles in some of your favorite shows and movies, and you didn’t even notice (cause they weren’t famous yet of course).

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Jennifer Love Hewitt in Sister Act 2

Before becoming one of the big teen stars of the ’90s, Hewitt played a makeup-obsessed student in the popular sequel and had the chance to show off her vocal talents with the cast (she did try to put out an album in ’96…).

Teen Movies We Were All Pretty Obsessed With Back In The Day

August 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Teen movies aren’t what they used to be. While today’s young’ns can’t get enough of vampires and wizards making love connections, all movies needed back in the day were cool fashion, some nice dance moves and some memorable catchphrashes. Here are 15 “teen” movies that we were pretty obsessed with back in the day when we were carrying around trapper keepers and getting our Seventeen magazine subscriptions in the mail…

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Clueless

Cher Horowitz might have been the best dressed high school student ever. But as for the movie as a whole, Clueless was the perfect coming-of-age story with its timeless catchphrases (“As if!”), humor and important life lessons. Because really, you don’t want to be the virgin who can’t drive…

[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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