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How Carmelo Anthony Reacted To LaLa’s Nude Scene In The New Season Of “Power”

May 5th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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In a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, LaLa Anthony let the world know just how serious she is about pursuing a career in acting. Not only did she ditch her VH1 reality show to be taken seriously by casting directors, but she also ditched her top while filming the new season of “Power.” Apparently, the season two storyline called for a sex scene featuring her character, Lakeisha, and Mrs. Anthony dived in head first. Keep reading to find out how her husband Carmelo Anthony reacted to the scene and more.

On feeling pressured about her physical appearance:

That’s women in general. It’s a constant struggle to keep everything together and I think all women go through that in different ways.

I just want to feel good about myself and I know when I’m falling off. I fell off the bandwagon a little bit now so I started a new program today to try to get back on. 

On the benefits of having a vagina:

It’s power. I wrote a book called The Power Playbook [laughs]. It’s just unfortunate that most women don’t understand that and use it to get the power.

On her success having nothing to do with hubby Carmelo Anthony:

Melo and I have a great relationship, but we keep our businesses separate. I have my own businesses and he has his. I have the make-up line, the clothing line, the book, the acting, the producing. I feel like I’m doing well independently on my own and then it’s great that we can come together and be a force together. I have my own sh-t going on.

On being reluctant about dating Melo:

[DJ] Clue introduced us. He was the one like, “Yo, my man been watching you on TV.” I was like, “Nah, I’m not going to mess around with a basketball player.” They come with such a stigma. I didn’t want that.

On reality TV damaging her acting career:

So I’m not doing the reality show anymore.

Reality TV is not for me anymore. I loved it. I had a great run, but I don’t want to expose so much of my personal life constantly.

I found that reality TV hurt me in acting, which is what I’m really trying to do right now. It hurts you in the acting world. They look at you like, “Oh, that’s the reality girl.” Then they don’t take you seriously or your audition has to be 100 times better than anyone else just so they look at you. I had to let that go to dive in and be taken seriously.

On struggling to be submissive:

It is hard, but I had to teach myself that you have to do that sometimes.

In the book, I talk about there is a such thing as being too independent. I see that with a lot of women I’m around who are successful and have careers. You want to wear the pants in a sense and you can’t take that from your man or whoever you’re dating.

I think you should be submissive, at times, to any man that you respect.

On going topless for the new season of “Power”:

On “Power” this season I have my first sex scene. Have you guys seen “Power” sex scenes? [Melo said] he understands that it’s my job, but he doesn’t want to watch it.

It’s so funny, 50 was like, “You’re going to be out of here after this episode!”

Well, one thing about “Power,” to be on the show you have to sign a nudity clause off the bat because, at some point, everybody has to show something. It was tasteful and respectful so I felt good about it and I’m acting. I’m taking it serious and it comes with the territory.

Watch LaLa’s full interview on the following page.

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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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.

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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

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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.