Get the latest on your favorite celebs like Taraji P. Henson, who has just released yet another ad for PETA. Then find out why Fashion’s Night Out is staying in. Also get a peek at how President Barack Obama is closing out Black History month. And get the details on when Fantasia’s album will be coming out now that it’s been pushed back. But first check out Tamar Braxton performing her new track “The One”!
1. Taraji does angelic ad for PETA
Taraji P. Henson covered up for her new PETA ad. Although PETA loves nothing more than to put a naked celeb in an endorsement for animal equality, Taraji strapped on a pair of wings and wrapped herself in barely there material for a new ad with her dog Uncle Willie.
2. New book: ‘Where Did Our Love Go’
How come Black people can’t seem to make it down the aisle anymore? Veteran journalist and author Gil Roberston explores that question as he examines declining marriage rates in his new book, “Where Did Our Love Go.”
The book features essays by thought leaders in the Black community, and it’s divided up into three sections: Single, Married and Divorced. Pick your copy, in stores now, to see what they have to say.
3. Kelly Rowland sings with Michael Bolton
Kelly Rowland helped Michael Bolton update a Motown classic with “Ain’t No Mountain Enough.” It’s part of his upcoming album “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute Hitsville.” See how their version measures up to the original by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
4. Fashion’s Night Out put on hiatus
Fashion’s Night Out will be staying in this September, at least in the United States. Women’s Wear Daily reports that organizers for FNO have decided to put the haute couture event on hold due to tough economic times.
Publicly, FNO allows the public to rub elbows with celebs and designers while doing some late- night shopping at high-end stores and sipping free cocktails. And it’s all for a good cause; what ‘s not to love?! Organized by Council of Fashion Designers of America and sponsored by Vogue, FNO started in 2009 to raise money for the NYC AIDS Fund.
“It’s a big event. It has a lot of tentacles,” CFDA Chief Executive Officer Steven Kolb told WWD. “This is something we’ll continue to support in other ways.” The event will carry on in other cities around the world.
5. Fantasia pushes album back
Fantasia fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on her next album The Side Effect of You. Originally slated to drop on March 19, the album will now be released on April 23. However, “The Side Effects Of You will be available for pre-order at online retailers on March 19