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Idris Elba among BAFTA honorees

Florence Anthony | 11/28/2013, 6 a.m.
Jay-Z runs Brooklyn

Diana Ross’ 25-year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister, Ashlee. In a red-carpet interview at the premiere of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Evan Ross dished to OMG Insider that Ashlee Simpson is “the one” and that he plans to marry her one day. Ross and Simpson have been dating for just under a year. This will be 29-year-old Ashlee Simpson’s second marriage. Her first marriage, to rocker Pete Wentz, ended after three years. Wentz and Simpson have one child together.

The Swarovski-encrusted couture costumes that Debbie Gibson and the New York Knicks City Dancers wore for their special performances at Madison Square Garden last Thursday were designed by Dawn Smart and her team at the Florida-based atelier Dore Designs. Dore also designs for stars of “So You Think You Can Dance,” world-champion ballroom dancers, Olympian athletes and upcoming reality shows on A&E and TLC.

Reports are in that neither Jay Z nor a representative from Barneys showed up at the New York City Council hearing on the probing of the racial profiling allegations on Nov. 20. However, in spite of the announcement that the fundraiser planned to celebrate the rap mogul’s partnership with Barneys New York for Christmas had been canceled, Jay Z and Beyoncé showed up at the high-end department store that evening for a soiree touting the collection. Sources say the merchandise is very high–priced and includes a $1,000 cedar-lined humidor, $2,590 leather boxing shorts and $875 python-trimmed Brooklyn caps. The least expensive item is a $70 T-shirt. 

Chris Brown was booted from his rehab program earlier this month for throwing a rock through his mom’s car window, according to TMZ. The report claims that Brown’s mom showed up for a family session and was urging her son to stay in the facility for extended treatment. Apparently, Brown violently disagreed with her and in a fit of anger threw a rock through her car window, shattering it. Before Brown entered rehab on Oct. 29, he stated that he had issues with attention deficit disorder and also underwent a period of depression. The judge ordered Brown to 90 days in a facility and also ordered him to submit to drug testing.

Actor Idris Elba was among the honorees at the 22nd annual BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 9. Other honorees included Sacha Baron Cohen, Kathryn Bigelow and George Clooney. Elba was presented his award by Sean Penn, who joked, “Idris represents a unique dichotomy: He’s manly and British.”