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Take It Off! Famous Men We Wouldn’t Mind On The Pole

May 28th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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When he’s not ducking threats  from Breezy for taking selfies with Karrueche, model turned Chocolate City actor Tyson Beckford is doing a residency for Chippendales in Las Vegas. And we support that 100%. Hence, we’ve come up with a list of 15 celeb men who need to ditch shirts forever and bless that Chippendales stage.

Chris Brown And Tyson Beckford Make Amends Following Feud Over Karrueche Tran

May 27th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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After a weekend of threatening one another, Chris Brown and Tyson Beckford have decided to put their petty feud behind them.

As you may have heard, Beckford became the target of insults and threats hurled by the singer and his camp after he posted a photo of himself with Brown’s ex, Karrueche Tran. Things got so bad that the troubled star even dragged the mother of Beckford’s son, April Roomet, into the drama.

“I’m done [with] all of this Internet talking blood. Be in Vegas soon. Keep playing ima f—k ya baby momma and then whoop yo child like he mine,” Brown tweeted.
After catching wind of his comments, Roomet responded on Instagram.

“WHOA! CRAZE-EEE He Can’t Possibly Be Talking About Me & My Son. He Must Think Tyson Got Another Kid. #He GotThaWrongOne,” she commented beneath a photo shared by The Shade Room.
To which Brown responded:

“Shut up b-tch.”

By Tuesday, the singer came to his senses and apologized to fans and Beckford for his actions.

“I’m light skin! I’m always in my feelings!” he tweeted.

“No drama! People are really starting to make this sh-t an issue. I can be a real one say that I was wrong for even pressing an issue,” he continued. “I can be a man about it.”

“I want to truly apologize to @aprilroomet & her son Jordan. I was caught up in the moment & wasn’t thinking right.”


After learning of his apology, Beckford commended Brown for stepping up admitting that he was wrong.

“@chrisbrown Hey this means the world to me, thank you. If you ever wanna talk off line let’s do it. Never let others ruin a brotherhood.”

As for where Brown stands in his relationship with Tran, the aspiring actress insists that they’re still not together.

“I’m 100% single,” Tran told Real 92.3’s Big Boy this week.

As previously reported, the on-again, off-again couple broke up, seemingly for good, after Tran learned that he fathered a child outside of their relationship.

“When it hit TMZ, I was like ‘Oh!’ I called him. I cussed him out and I was like [wipes hands]. After the Rihanna thing, it’s been like a year or whatever. We’ve been trying to fix what was broken and that was just the icing on the cake. So I had to just completely pull away.”

Well, at least Tyson and Chris were able to mend this fence.

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Don’t Be Jealous! Tyson Beckford Shows Sheryl Underwood The Goods In Naughty Lap Dance

May 7th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Tyson Beckford Shows Sheryl Underwood The Goods

Source: TMZ

For the ladies! Normally, when I think about male strippers I’m more tickled than I am titillated but this video of Tyson Beckford wining and grinding up on Sheryl Underwood might make me take a different stance.

In promotion for the upcoming film, Chocolate City, Beckford treated “The Talk” co-host when she was in Las Vegas this past weekend. And he didn’t keep it PG. The model turned actor came out in a towel with no drawers on y’all.

Instead, he allowed Sheryl to put them on for him…but not before he gave her a full eyeful of his man meat and the audience a glimpse of his tight, chocolatey booty.

Sheryl has been blessed.

But she also was a little freaked out by the whole thing, especially since it was all going down in public, on stage.

Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think. Is this too much or does the video have you wishing you were in Sheryl’s position?


Sexual Chocolate: Tyson Beckford Joining Chippendales, Will Shake That A** For Cash For A Limited Time Only

March 12th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you’ve ever wanted to see what supermodel Tyson Beckford is working with up-close, you don’t have to rely on those dreams you can’t tell people about anymore. Beckford will be stripping down on stage with the men of Chippendales from April 30 to May 24 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

According to PEOPLE, the 44-year-old will act as celebrity guest host for a few weeks, and will also take to the stage to show some skin with the rest of the stripping troupe. Beckford told PEOPLE that he’s excited about the opportunity.

“I am really excited to join the Chippendales show in Las Vegas. These guys provide a flirty and s*xy yet playful experience for women, and being a part of that party each night just seems like fun.”

I’m guessing that Beckford’s recent role as a stripper on-camera has him feeling like he can go ahead and do the real thing with the big boys. If you’ll recall, Beckford is starring alongside Robert Ri’chard, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Jai White and even Ginuwine in Chocolate City, which is the black version of Magic Mike. By the way, that film comes out…somewhere…not sure what theaters though as no announcements have been made…on March 19. But again, if you want to see some sexual chocolate in the flesh, you need to plan a girls’ trip to Vegas ASAP.


Crab Mentality? Tyson Beckford Criticized For Throwing Shade At ANTM Winner Keith Carlos

February 25th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We need to talk about Tyson, ya’ll…

When it comes to talented black male models doing their thing, Tyson Beckford is pretty much the first black male supermodel. Think about it: How many brothas have you seen have the chance to shine on countless runways, in numerous magazines and print ads, and even in some of our favorite music videos? He’s been doing his thing for quite some time and the man is still going. Kudos to him for that.

But based on some of his recent comments, it seems that he isn’t too fond of giving kudos, let alone supporting other up-and-coming black male models.

A good-looking guy on Instagram who seems somewhat interested in a career in modeling used the hashtag #tysonbeckford on a picture of himself. Somehow, Beckford actually caught wind of the image, and when he saw it, he let the guy know that he’s too short to model and shouldn’t quit his day job:


#TysonBeckford #WhyTho 😩

A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on


The aspiring model who was dissed put Beckford’s comments on blast and let it be known that he’s not letting them hold him back:


I don't get it, why would the nigga block me tho !, you scared bro?! Don't worry Africans do it better #celebrityfan #iaintevenstartyet

A photo posted by E$CŌBÁ_LA$GiDi-FI₦E$T (@d9gerianking_dgr) on


Beckford would later try to explain why he was seemingly so harsh, and he said that he was just trying to save the guy a trip to a modeling agency that would inevitably reject him. When someone criticized him for also being cold to “America’s Next Top Model” winner Keith Carlos and just being jealous of anyone who could come for his spot, Beckford claimed that Carlos doesn’t “respect fashion” and is out here trying to flash his junk at folks.



Carlos ended up responding to The Shaderoom’s post and said that despite Beckford trying to throw dirt on him, he is still a big fan and wishes him nothing but success.

“I wish@Tysoncbeckford nothing but the best. He’s still one of my favorite models no matter how much he throws dirt on me. I have no reason to hate on a successful black man doing his thing! I pay homage Needless to say he open doors and broke buriers for young men like myself. I have no time for negativity my only direction is up! #MrANTM Blessings!”

I think we can all agree that bragging about being #stilltheonlyblackmalesupermodel is not a good thing. If someone opened a door for him, why not try to show support to others aspiring to do similar great things? Even if the aspiring model is “too short” or Carlos “doesn’t respect fashion,” clowning the guy for being too small and blocking and blasting Carlos is a bit petty. C’mon Tyson, you’re so much better than that–and too fine for all the foolery.

Chocolate City! Watch Tyson And Ginuwine Strip

August 24th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Tyson and Ginuwine strip

We know it’s Sunday, but a little striptease ain’t never hurt nobody.

TMZ got their hands on footage from the upcoming all-Black remake of “Magic Mike,” titled”Chocolate City,” and already things are looking rather… interesting.

We already knew Micheal Jai White and Tyson Beckford were slated to star in the flick and when Romeo snagged the lead role, we were here for it. But somewhere along the lines Ginuwine got thrown in the mix and here he is in the flesh gyrating on stage like it’s 1999 and he’s gearing up his saddle for someone to come jump on his pony.

Meanwhile Tyson let it all hang out — and we do mean all (from the backside anyway) — but while his body looks a-mazing, we’re not so sure about his stiff moves. Or the song he’s stripteasing too. Truthfully, after watching these clips, we don’t know whether to LOL or pull out our wallets so you tell us. Click on the videos below to watch Tyson and Ginuwine strip and let us what you think. Could they get your dollars?

On Their Grown Man: 15 Of The Sexiest Salt And Pepper Celebrities

July 4th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Finely groomed gray-haired men are proof that as males age, they just look more distinguished, more elegant and, in general, more like they’d know how to make you feel like a woman. Here are 15 salt and pepper celebrities we wouldn’t mind growing older with (if they were all single).

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Dennis Haysbert

Everything about this man says distinguished gentleman and though it’s sometimes hard to believe celebrity endorsements, whenever we hear him on AllState commercials we really do feel like we’re in good hands.

Romeo Miller Snags Lead Role In Male Stripper Film, “Chocolate City” Starring Michael Jai White And Tyson Beckford

May 30th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Is it getting hot in here?

We told you last week about director Jean-Claude LaMarre’s new film project, Chocolate City, which hopes to be a diverse answer (with a deeper storyline) to Magic Mike. Set to star Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford, it follows the seedy underworld (just kidding, I just wanted to use those words in a story) of black male strippers, specifically the main character of Devin.

According to Deadline, Romeo Miller has just been cast to play the lead role in the film. Yep, he’s going from Nickelodeon to the strip club.

Miller’s character will be a young college student who finds his way into exotic dancing as a way to pay his bills. His new side hustle puts a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend, and causes inner turmoil for Devin because it conflicts with his conservative religious upbringing.

Beckford plays a stripper who has his limelight stolen by Devin, and White will be the owner of the male strip club.

When speaking on how he came up with the idea for the film, LaMarre had this to say:

“This movie was in gestation for two and a half years, but after Magic Mike it seemed a natural fit for the African-American female audience. I researched the male exotic club scene across the country, with clubs specifically targeting middle-aged African American women.”

Shooting for the film will begin in June. This is a very provocative role for Miller to take on, but he’s got the body to pull it off, am I right?


Are You Ready For The Black “Magic Mike”? Michael Jai White And Tyson Beckford To Star In “Chocolate City”

May 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Michael Jai White And Tyson Beckford To Star In Chocolate City feat

If you’re one of those women who left a screening of Magic Mike and felt a little less than stimulated, this new project may be more of your speed. After Magic Mike was criticized for lacking diversity, director Jean-Claude LaMarre seems to be offering a solution with his new film Chocolate City. 

Like Magic Mike, Chocolate CIty will take audiences into the world of male strippers, except this time they’re black.

According to Deadline, the film’s main character Devin is “a college student struggling to make ends meet when he meets the owner of a male strip club (played by Michael Jai White) who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.”

Unlike Magic Mike though, there’s a spiritual component at work with the main character. Devin struggles to balance his religious upbringing with his stripping career.

Tyson Beckford will also star in the film as Adrian, “the club’s former star attraction who finds his popularity fading as the new kid starts to steal the spotlight.”

LaMarre said he’s been working on this piece for a while.

“This movie was in gestation for two and a half years. but after Magic Mike it seemed a natural fit for the African-American female audience. I researched the male exotic club scene across the country, with clubs specifically targeting middle-aged African American women.”

LaMarre has a deal with Eone’s urban features division but is hoping a major studio will pick up rights to the film and take Chocolate CIty to theaters with a rollout first to urban markets, the same areas where women are known to frequent strip clubs.

While White and Beckford have signed on for the project, the part of the lead character has yet to be fulfilled.

Production on the film is said to begin next month in Los Angeles.

Tyson Beckford’s Nephew Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal New York City Bus Collision

February 13th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tyson Beckford's nephew charged with manslaughter

Sources: WENN, Karim Muhammad

A fatal collision occurred in Greenwich Village early yesterday morning when a truck plowed into a city bus. The bus’ operator, William Pena, was thrown from the vehicle. He later died beneath the wheels of the bus. The driver of the truck was 22-year-old Domonic Whilby of Georgia, reports The New York Daily News.

Just hours before the pre dawn collision, Whilby was celebrating at a birthday bash at club 1 Oak for supermodel Shanina Shaik with his famous uncle, Tyson Beckford. Sources say that after a night of hard partying Whilby was escorted from the club around 3:30 am and was thrown out of Dream Downtown Hotel after he passed out on the second floor. Onlookers say that he became irritated when he was unable to locate the limousine that was scheduled to pick him up. The super at two W. 16th St. apartment buildings, Victor Vega, says that he witnessed Whilby randomly pound on multiple apartment doors.

“He was sweating like a mad dog,” said Vega. “He had to be high on drugs. He started kicking and banging the doors.”

Shortly after, Vega says Whilby jumped into a running 10 Rabbits Granola truck and sped away after the truck’s driver got out to make an early morning delivery. One witness tells NYDN that Whilby blew though a red light just moments before the fatal crash.

“It’s just the wrong place at the wrong time, I guess,” said the victim’s cousin, Edwin Espinal. “That’s what happened to William — an honest, working guy and he paid the consequences. Unbelievable.”

“William was a great person,” added Pena’s brother, Alex Pena. “I can’t say no more about him, great person … He was a great guy every way you can put it.”

Four others were injured in the accident, including a person on a scooter, who was dragged 50 ft.

“He didn’t even brake,” said Eddie Abdelmoty. “My tires blew up … He went right through the red light at the end of the block.”

Police say Whilby suffered minor neck injuries. Once apprehended by officers, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was likely tested for drugs and alcohol. He is facing 10 charges, some of which include manslaughter, two counts of grand larceny, three counts of criminal assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Pena leaves behind a wife and 14-year-old daughter. Beckford’s manager has declined to comment on the tragedy.