Carmelo Anthony and La La to split
Florence Anthony | 4/21/2017, 4:30 p.m.
Tongues are wagging that Carmelo Anthony has reportedly separated from his wife, La La, after seven years of marriage. According to the New York Daily News, the celebrity couple is currently living apart, and La La has moved out of their home into her New York City apartment. Sources say the separation was amicable. The New York Knicks superstar and the reality star/author’s public romance began in 2004, and their wedding six years later was documented on the VH1 reality show “La La’s Full Court Wedding.” The show was so successful that the couple got a new show, “La La’s Full Court Life,” which ran for five seasons. La La’s bestselling book was recently optioned by Lifetime for a TV series. The couple have a 10-year-old son, Kiyan.
Resident magazine Publisher Michael Travin, Associate Publisher Melissa Kassis and Editor-in-Chief Hillary Latos hosted a party to celebrate talk show host Wendy Williams gracing the cover of Resident’s April 2017 issue. The invitation-only event was held at the newly opened Lovage Rooftop in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday. Attendees included Wendy, CNN’s Don Lemon, former supermodel Kim Alexis and “Real Housewives of New York” stars Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley. Guests enjoyed a selection of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The Apollo Theater and Fox announced “Showtime at the Apollo” has been picked up as a one-hour weekly series featuring Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, “Showtime at the Apollo” is a reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. “We all had such a blast on the two specials that aired earlier this season, that we thought it really deserved being a weekly event,” said Harvey. Open auditions for “Showtime at the Apollo” will be held at the legendary theater in Harlem Sunday, April 23. This audition is open to singers, dancers, comedians and musicians of all ages and musical styles.
Biracial actress Meghan Markle is set to attend Katherine, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding to financier James Matthews as Prince Harry’s date. Reports say although the “Suits” actress will not be on hand for the ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Engelfield, England, May 20, she will be by Harry’s side when they attend the evening party after the nuptials. The source explained that protocol prohibits unmarried and un-engaged partners to attend the event, but they are more likely to attend the big bash afterward. Meanwhile, the prince spent Easter in London with Meghan and her African-American mother and Caucasian father.