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La La Anthony To Release Second Book, “The Power Playbook”

January 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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One year after the debut of her first book, The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex and Happiness, mommy, reality star and entrepreneur La La Anthony has announced that she is preparing to release her second book, The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success. The New York Times bestselling author announced the news on Instagram today, writing:

“Here it is!!!! I’m so excited that my second book THE POWER PLAYBOOK is coming out on May 5! My experiences & advice on professional success.”

The self-help book, which is already available for pre-order through Penguin Books, is intended to be “the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life,” according to Penguin.

The publisher’s full description of the book reads:

“The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same.

With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, forge goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In ‘The Power Playbook,’ she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do.

Big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms.”

Were you a fan of The Love Playbook? Are you interested in checking out The Power Playbook?

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Mommy And Me: Ciara And Baby Future, Lala And Kiyan Celebrate Her 29th Birthday

October 27th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If Ciara is utterly devastated about her breakup with former fiancé Future, she’s certainly not letting her social media presence reflect that. And that’s the way it should be, honestly. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter can be deceptive but Ciara looks happy these days. And this past weekend the singer and new mother celebrated her 29th birthday.

Instead of hitting the club, like most 29-year-olds would, Ciara spent the day with her son Future, best friend, LaLa Anthony, and her son Kiyan at the Central Park Zoo. Can I be transparent? It’s nice that Ciara celebrated her birthday and I generally like her and all but, on the real, the only reason I’m posting this is because little baby Future is thee cutest.

Check out the images from Ciara’s birthday weekend on the following pages.

Is She Ready For Baby No. 2? Lala Anthony Discusses Having Another Child, With Latina Magazine

July 1st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Lala Anthony a mom, wife, author, media personality and businesswoman. It’s safe to say that her plate is pretty full, but is she ready to add to it? The real-life basketball wife appears on the August 2014 cover of Latina and she looks absolutely amazing. Inside, she discusses the possibility of having another child with hubby, Carmelo Anthony.

“I do start feeling bad because [my son, Kiyan, 7, will] ask about a baby [sibling] and I feel a little selfish,” the 35-year-old mom said. “If I did have another child, the reason would be that I wouldn’t want my son to be alone in the world as an only child. But we’ll see.”

Speaking of parenting, Lala also reflected on how her mom’s actions helps to guide her through motherhood.

“I always go to my mom for advice. Even when I went through crazy phases in my life, she allowed me to be me and never said, ‘You shouldn’t be doing that!’ She’d just give me the pros and cons and allowed me to make my own decisions. I hope I am my son’s best friend, and I want him to feel like he can come talk to me about anything—good or bad, because that’s what I used to do with my mom. If they can’t talk to you, that’s when they go to outside influences and they might make wrong choices.”

She also touched on her recently released relationships book, “The Love Playbook,” which she says she is constantly receiving positive feedback about.

“Almost every day I get handfuls of people coming up to me and telling me, ‘Your book changed my life. You gave me confidence to leave an abusive relationship and believe in myself.’ To me that’s the true success, not necessarily being number one.”

Of course, being so successful could sometimes mean that quality time with her family can be compromised. But, in her downtime, the “Think Like A Man Too” actress says that she loves to kick back and catch a movie with Melo and Kiyan.

“My husband, my son and I have the best time when it’s just the three of us. It’s nice to all be together, put a movie on, lie in the bed and laugh. That’s my idea of a perfect, fun time.”

Check out Lala’s full interview in the August 2014 issue of Latina.

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Famous Men Who Waited Forever To Marry Their Wives

June 9th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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They may have eventually put a ring on it but these celebrity men were in no rush to make it official. Here are some men who waited seemingly forever to marry their women.

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Although they haven’t been married for that long, T.I. and Tiny have been one of hip-hop’s favorite couples since 2001. The former Xscape member has stuck by T.I.’s side even when he served time for gun possession and again a year later when he was locked up for a parole violation. A few months after he finished his first term in March 2010, the couple, who had been engaged for three years, tied the knot in an over the top ceremony that took place over the course of two days. But the honeymoon phase would be interrupted a few months later when the rapper returned to jail.

“We’re Connected”: Kelly Rowland Speaks On Finding Her Soul Mate…Beyoncé

June 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Kelly Rowland and Beyonce

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Just last month (May 9 to be exact) the uber-beautiful Kelly Rowland tied the knot to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, in a private ceremony in Costa Rica. She hasn’t talked about marriage and this new stage in her life, but from the glow we’ve seen on her skin lately, it’s safe to say that she’s on cloud nine. And while Witherspoon could qualify as her soul mate in a romantic way, in an interview with Hello Beautiful, Rowland says she believes in soul mates in the friendship realm as well. She said that some of her best friends are people she can’t live without and that she considers her soul mates:

I believe in soulmates. I believe soulmates are not just in relationships, but they’re in friendships. I have soulmates through Beyonce and Michelle and Angie and Solange and LaLa. I have soulmates. I’m so thankful for that too because I think they understand you. If there’s something on my heart or my mind, before I can even pick up the phone, one of them is calling me saying, “What are you doing? Are you ok?” We’re connected and I think that’s such a beautiful thing. It’s the greatest gift you can have.

And in case you weren’t aware, Angie is Angie Beyince, Beyoncé’s cousin, and VP of operations for Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment. But anywho, do you have girlfriends that you believe you’re connected to on a deeper level? Be thankful if you do, because these women are a gift! Check out Rowland’s full interview over at Hello Beautiful and share your thoughts.

‘I Came With A Full Career:’ LaLa Anthony Talks To JET About Maintaining Her Independence

April 17th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Alani “LaLa” Anthony may be married to one of the most popular players in the NBA, but “basketball wife” doesn’t even begin to describe who she is or what she does. The mother and media personality recently opened up to JET magazine about maintaining her independence and what drives her hustle.

“I have an independent, hustler’s spirit,” the “Love Playbook” author tells JET. “That drives me to this day. I never want to ask anyone for anything. And that simple thing has kept me motivated because there is something about having your 26 own.”

While it may seem like she has it all together on the outside, the “LaLa’s Full Court Life” star admits that being a devoted wife, mommy and mogul isn’t always easy. However, keeping these tips at the forefront of her mind helps her to keep things in perspective.

“1. Never Stop Doing You – “The difference with me is that when I first got to know my husband I was already hosting MTV’s Total Request Live, so I came with a full career,” she says.

2. Accept That Having It All Will Require Blood, Sweat and Stilettos – When asked about balancing a family, career and friendships, Anthony responded saying, “It’s tough. I always say that people who think it isn’t aren’t being honest.”

3. Sex May Sell, But Love Keeps You Off the Market – “If you don’t try to spice it up and keep it sexy, anyone can get bored but the key is really taking time with each other,” advises Anthony.”

Reality TV star LaLa Anthony talks to JET about maintaining her independence and what drives her hustle.

Source: JET

Read LaLa’s full interview in the latest issue of JET, which is schedule to hit stands Monday, Apr. 21.


One And Done: Celebrity Moms Who Stopped After One Baby

March 19th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Some celebrity moms have seen their families grow by having multiple children while these stars have closed up shop after having only one child.

Celebrity Moms Who Only Had One Child


Tamar Braxton

When fans met Tamar Braxton as part of the hit reality show “Braxton Family Values,” she was adamant about not having a child at the time. Ready to finally kick off her solo career just right, the baby sibling of six wanted to focus on her singing even though husband Vince was ready to become a father. Last June, Tamar gave birth to her son Logan and insisted this will be her first, her last, and her only.

Business-Minded Beauties: Celebrities With Their Own Cosmetics Lines

December 3rd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Celebrities are often paid thousands of dollars to lend their notable faces for the endorsement of popular products and beauty services, but these business-minded beauties have decided to go after much larger pieces of the pie by going into business for themselves and establishing their own product lines and brands.

He Put A Big Ol’ Ring On It! Celebs With Huge Engagement Rings

November 6th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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Famous people do everything bigger and celebrity engagement rings are no exception! Beyonce said “Put a ring on it” and the fellas lined up, with their wallets of course. Engagements are a symbol of love and commitment, but they can be costly, ranging from $70,000 to $5 million if you’re a celebrity. Check out 15 celebs who literally have million dollar homes on their ring fingers.

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Future knew what he was doing when he chose a beautiful 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring by Avianne & Co for Ciara. Yes, she had the birthday celebration that many girls dream of. Her man got on one knee in front of everyone to pop the question with a three-stone cut ring made of flawless diamonds with a price tag of $1 million to 1.5 million.

‘I’m Somebody’s Wife Now’ LaLa Anthony Raves About Marrying Her Best Friend

October 31st, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Lala Anthony

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Reality star LaLa Anthony is sometimes referred to as the First Lady of the NBA due to her marriage to New York Knicks small forward, Carmelo Anthony. But when you ask the 34-year-old Brooklyn native which perks she believes married life has afforded her, she admits that she’s just happy to be married to her best friend.

“Well you know for me I’ve been with my husband for 10 years now and we’ve been married for three and after all those years really much doesn’t change when you get married—but it is something inside you that knows, ‘I’m somebody’s wife now’ and that is a little bit of a bigger responsibility,” she told The Jasmine Brand.

“But, I’m married to my best friend and I’ve been with him for so long… since we were kids in a sense, so it’s great that I’ve been with the same person for such a long time,” she continued.

She also offered a few words of advice for young girls.

“I would just definitely say just be confident in yourself, be a leader not a follower. You know nowadays—I even see it with my nieces, so many of these girls are talking about each other and being catty and hating on each other—why not get together and support each other and uplift each other just like we do at an event like this. You know you get so much further that way than ‘kinda’ trying to bring people down.”

Sounds like great advice!

Watch LaLa’s interview on the next page.