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Despite hanging up his ever iconic Air Jordans over a decade ago, Michael Jordan’s name will forever resonate in popular culture.With the current media landscape thoroughly moving away from printed matter, this makes for Jordan’s previous magazine appearance a bit of a special rarity in a similar vein to the album cover. Kicksonfire highlights some 35 different instances which can be seen here, outlining everything from his most off-base and questionable covers including Gamepro to “His Airness” captured in his prime during his days with the Bulls.
MAGAZINE FAB: Dwyane Wade Speaks To JET About His Custody Battle & Relationship With Ex-Wife Siovaughn
In the latest issue of JET, Miami Heat baller Dwyane Wade opens up about raising his sons and tells how his drama-filled custody battle put a strain on his co-parenting relationship with ex-wfe Siohvaughn Funches. We can only imagine. See the highlights inside:
After penning a successful memoir on parenting, A FATHER FIRST: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball, and starring in DOVE’s "Men+Care" Fatherhood Campaign, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade opened up to JET Magazine this week about the life experiences that shaped his parenting. And his cover shot looks damn good.
From his prolonged custody battle, to his mom’s addiction to heroin and alcohol, the gold-medal winning athlete gets candid about his role as a full-time dad. Here are the highlights:
Wade on his reason for pushing through the difficult custody battle:
“I didn’t set out to get full custody but I wasn’t able to see my kids the way I wanted and I’m not a parent who’s going to run away from his responsibilities. I was probably a terrible husband, but I pride myself on being a good dad.”
Wade on his rocky relationship with estranged ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches:
“It’s been six years and hopefully one day she and I can get to the point where it’s a lot easier than it is now to co-parent.”
Mom Jolinda Wade on how Dwyane’s dad impacted his fathering:
"Dwyane came up not having a father around, so he didn’t think he was missing anything. But having his father take over the key role in parenting was very impactful. That was the first view he got as a young man to see what to do and what not to do.”
Dwyane on his fathering skills of his two sons Zaire, 11, and Zion, 5 and nephew Dahveon Morris, 11 (who he has legal guardianship of):
“I’m the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like what would be your ideal thing to do in the summer? This year it’s Disney World,” explains Wade, the proud father of two boys. Even though I make the final decision, I want them to feel involved. Not only in vacations but other things as well.”
Elsewhere in the issue, JET talks to rapper Eve about her long-awaited Lip Lock album and romance to UK millionaire Maximillion Cooper. Also, T.I. and Marvin Sapp discuss raising their sons in a special Father’s Day story.
Dwyane Wade’s issue of JET Magazine hit the stands on May 20.
The blonde bombshell is no longer a pitbull in a skirt. At least she doesn’t look that part. The 2013 Eve is girly, fashionable, damn fabulous, and pretty freakin’ gorge. And we’re loving how open she is about her love for her man and the trials of her career.
Check out the independent woman on a promo spree to push her newest album LipLock inside…
11 years after the release of her last album, Eve finally released her long awaited LipLock LP yesterday. And she did so independently on her own label From The Rib.
The 34-year-old fashionista has been on a full out promo spree rocking fashion shoots and magazine covers and interviews. Her latest–a cover and spread for 360 Magazine’s Art & Design issue. She’s giving hair, face and body while being shot by photographer Ron Contarsy. The cover is above, and she’s looking modelicious in the rest of the spread, styled by fashion editor Apuje Kalu:
Loving everything about this. Check out the full spread and 360′s new issue HERE.
The "She Bad Bad" rapper also rocked a new spring fashion shoot for the NY Post. And she’s looking great in every look she shot:
This style change up is EVERYTHING for E-V-E. Work.
And this morning, Eve hit up "The Wendy Show" in a sexy purple leopard curve hugging dress and a hot gold choker necklace by Monika Chang:
She revealed that while her tv show "Eve" is currently in reruns on TV One, she misses that sitcom life and it was the best time of her life. She also reveals that while she has a track record of dating menn with major money (that African prince and now her "baby" as she called him, Maximillion), she can make her own money. She’s learned from her mistakes of bad record label deals and contracts, and she simply knows what type of lifestyle she wants to maintain.
Eve reiterated that she’s ready to pop out some babies. And living in London with her British boo has been fabulous.
As for whether she’s spoken to her former Ruff Ryders mate, DMX, thats a No. But she says she’ll always be there for him if he needs her.
Her album, LipLock, is in stores now. And it’s got features from Missy, Swizz, Dawn Richard and more. So go cop that!
Photos: 360 Magazine, NY Post
Blending artistic photography with action sports, a brief glance presents another engaging print celebrating the world of skateboarding. Spread across 80-pages, this latest issue is dedicated to this year’s Vans Off The Wall Spring Classic — an annual California skateboarding event now on its fifth year. Editor David Biondani again does a great job transcending the energy and adrenaline from the live sport onto double spread landscape imagery. Have a glance at the full zine here and grab yourself a hard copy at selected stockists.
BODY THIS: Solange Knowles Flaunts Those Killer Legs For COMPLEX Magazine, Creates Her Own Music Label “Saint Records”
Solange Knowles knows her body, and knows how to flaunt it. The "Looks Good With Trouble" chick is featured on the cover and pages of COMPLEX magazine’s newest issue in one pieces and high heels. And she also just announced her brand new music label that she can call her very own.
Check the pics and deets inside…
In some summery & hot photos for COMPLEX magazine, Solo is showing us exactly how a 26-year-old mom of one can slay the game on her own terms. In the fashion and non-mainstream music worlds, she’s pretty much the perfect peach everyone loves.
And we’re going to be getting a lot more of those chill vibes as Solo just announced she’ll be releasing her own music through her very own record label, Saint Records. She tweeted this afternoon:
Super stoked to announce I’ve started my own label, SAINT RECORDS,where I’ll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY! Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement.
Now check out her vintage (remember ya mama and grandma’s couch with the plastic cover?) & bold style photoshoot, rocking Gottex, Louboutin and more, with those big curls we love below:
Stunning as usual. Highlights from her cover story:
On how she first started her rebellion against the industry: “I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”
On being so ambitious in her own way: “I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”
On the writing/recording process with producer Dev hynes for her newer music: “We were either staying in a rented house or he was staying with me, my boyfriend, and my son. Everything that happened on this record was literally waking up, him usually before me, going and creating the bones to the track and then me rolling over and hearing it while I’m fixing breakfast. When you’re making music like that, where it’s a natural extension of your day, it’s so much more enjoyable,” Solange says. “I remember being in writing sessions and having to put disclaimers out every time I was about to share something. You need to be in a space where you can just say, ‘All right. This is what I’m feeling.’”
On her home life: “When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”
Check out the full cover story over at COMPLEX.
Photog: Photographer team JUCO for Complex
She’s naturally gorgeous and she’s racking up acting points as taking on the tricky role of the new star of BET’s "The Game." So it’s only right Lauren London was named the newest FEARLESS female for FEARLESS’ new digital issue.
Check out what Lauren says keeps her from fearing life. And only TheYBF.com has the first look at her very pretty pics for the mag…
Lauren’s showing her many sides of "pretty" for her new FEARLESS photoshoot as the mag’s celebrity guest editor of the digital issue. She’s rocking extra long & laid hair for a few pics in a pretty white sheer blouse and contour pants, then rocking a short bob and a sexy tomboy look for a few other pics.
And, of course, chick pulls off both fabulously.
The mom of one is juggling her newfound TV show stardom as ex-child star turned socialite "Keira Whitaker" on BET with being a single mom to her son she has with Lil Wayne. But don’t cry for her. She’s making it all happen and looking her usual hot self while doing so.
FEARLESS said in their press release:
FEARLESS Magazine is eager to have actress Lauren London featured as the magazine’s next celebrity guest editor. She won our hearts as “New New” in ATL and now she plays Keira Whitaker, an ex-child star and Hollywood Socialite on BET’s THE GAME. America is still and will always remain in love with Ms. Lauren London. Lauren was also a part of FEARLESS’ debut issue, the FEARLESS Class of 2010 featuring young actresses who are women of color. Because we know there are so many sides to Miss London we did 2 different photo shoots to capture her many looks, the photo shoot with the
FEARLESS Magazine has been putting a unique spin on its popular digital issue. Since the debut of the celebrity guest editor series, readers have been inquiring on who is next, and the series has been a huge hit! These celebrities have spent hours contributing their own personal touch throughout the magazine. Discover their favorite accessories, make-up secrets, fashion picks and other favorite things that define their inner and outer beauty. Lauren’s guest editor issue will be available at www.fearlessmag.com.
Pics from her short hair shoot:
Photographer Credit: Short hair shots by Steve Kay, Long hair shots by Patrick McKenzie
Putting the spotlight on counterculture icons, the “This Is” video series from French magazine Desillusion is set to unveil an installment focused on skate legend Eric Koston. Ahead of the official premier, we’re treated to the teaser for “This Is Koston,” depicting scenes from Koston’s Los Angeles hometown as shot through a blue-tinged filter, while the syncopated beats of “Be Above It” by Tame Impala play in the background. Check out the abbreviated clip below, and look for “This Is Koston” to drop online May 25th. An accompanying feature on Eric Koston appears in the latest print issue of Desillusion, available here.
Brandy DISHES To Anderson Cooper About MEETING The MAN She LOVES + Damaris Lewis COVERS “FITNESS” Magazine
"The Game" star Brandy appeared on "Anderson Live" today where she gushed about meeting her fiance Ryan Press. Watch the clip inside and see Damaris Lewis on her first magazine cover in the US!
We love watching Brandy talk about her fiance Ryan Press, and on Anderson Live! today, she gushed about her gorgeous engagement ring and how much her mom loves Ryan. B-Rocka also recounted their first meeting and revealed that after running into one another at several events, she and Ryan realized they had a connection. Watch the clip above.
TheYBF.com was the featured "Blogger-Of-The-Day" for today’s Anderson Live! Watch Brandy and Anderson make a few eggs and see Shayla Toulon blogging about all the action in the clip above.
And on magazine racks…..
Gorgeous Sports Illustrated model Damaris Lewis just landed her first American cover, and she looks amazing! She tweeted, "My 1st US cover is now on stands!!!!! @fitnessmagazine June Issue pick up a copy…or 2 #fitnessmagazine Ahhhhh!!!!" And if one cover wasn’t enough excitement, it turns out the magazine decided to go with TWO!
She added, "Double Trouble. There’s a second cover! #fitnessmagazine" Congrats Damaris!
Photos via Instagram
Damon Wayans Jr. Cops A Branded Comedy Series With Nivea For Men + Rochelle Aytes COVERS “BELLO” Magazine
Up and coming YBFers are getting some new gigs. Damon Wayans Jr. has launched the "Just Face It" campaign with Nivea Men. Watch the commercial inside and see "Mistresses" star Rochelle Aytes‘ photoshoot with BELLO Magazine.
"Happy Endings" star Damon Wayans Jr. had teamed up with Nivea Men to launch the "Just Face It" campaign, a branded comedy series to promote the brand’s grooming products. In the eight episodes, Damon’s character mingles with friends and co-workers while interacting with his love interest, played by actress Janina Gavankar.
Evan Eckman, VP and CMO of Beiersdorf North America, explained the concept to Adweek saying,
"We hope ‘Just Face It’ gives men a comedic break from the dreaded daily ritual of shaving and an understanding that comfort lies within the right skin-care products."
Watch the first episode here:
Other available episodes (the series runs until June 4th) can be viewed here.
And on magazine racks………
Actress Rochelle Aytes, who’s starring in ABC’s hot new series "Mistresses" covers the latest issue of BELLO Magazine.
Rochelle is quietly becoming one of Hollywood’s go-to actresses, as she’s also landed the role as Pebbles "Perri" Reid in the VH1 biopic, “Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story.”
Gorgeous pics. "Mistresses" will premiere June 3rd 10/9pm CT on ABC.
Photos via BELLO Magazine
Kerry Washington TELLS “ELLE” Magazine Why She’s The LUCKIEST Chick In HOLLYWOOD + Rochelle Aytes STARS In ABC’s “Mistresses” (Trailer)
Kerry Washington covers the June 2013 issue of ELLE Magazine when she reflects on the career she thought she’d have and why she’s the luckiest chick in Hollywood. Find out what she said inside and watch the ABC trailer for "Mistresses".
In the June 2013 issue of ELLE Magazine, screen goddess Kerry Washington reflected on the career she thought she’d have in academia and why she never expected to become a leading lady. Also, the "Scandal" actress, who turned heads at the 2013 Met Ball last night, commented on her red carpet process and the village of fashionable people it takes to help her create memorable looks. Here are the highlights:
On her current success: "I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.
When asked if as a girl she thought she’d ever consider modeling or becoming a film actress: "I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."
On getting red-carpet ready: "I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet."
On the career Washington thought she’d pursue: "I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people."
See Kerry’s photoshoot here:
Embroidered tweed jacket, Giambattista Valli, capitolcharlotte.com. Cotton denim shirt, Blk Dnm
Skirt by Tom Ford, Shirt by Blk Dnm, Brooches, Ring by Piaget, at Piaget
Skirt, earrings, belt by Balmain, Crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange,
Jacket by Giorgio Armani, Shorts by Levi’s, Diamond necklace by Piaget
Watch BTS video here:
Also in television news….
Actress Rochelle Aytes, who’s playing the role of Pebbles in the VH1 flim “Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story,", is set to star in ABC’s upcoming summer series "The Mistresses". Also starring Alyssa Milano, the series tells the story of four friends, each on her own path to self-discovery. Rochelle plays April, a woman who’s looking to start over after the death of her husband.
Watch the trailer here:
“Mistresses” premieres Monday, June 3 at 9 p.m. CST on ABC.