According to Us Weekly, Beyonce was the second to last celebrity after Madonna to grace the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6 in the Big Apple. Taking a break from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, the honorary co-chair for the 2013 ball made a memorable entrance with a custom skirt by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci, a mile-long skirt in black Cady printed with flame motifs and embroidered with flame cutouts. Bey paired the skirt with matching thigh-high boots of the same fabric. She told the mag: “It’s all about the boots.”
A private jet carrying Chris Brown was forced to make an emergency landing in Burbank, Calif., on May 6 after the cockpit filled with smoke after takeoff. Brown boarded a Gulfstream III jet in Burbank and was headed for Teterboro, N.J., so he could attend the Costume Institute Gala. Sources tell TMZ that roughly seven to eight minutes into the flight, everyone on board began to notice smoke filling the plane. A source said: “It was a lot of smoke … everywhere!” The pilot immediately turned the plane around and performed an emergency landing back at Burbank Airport. After the plane touched down, Brown decided he still wanted to attend the gala in New York and boarded another private plane. He eventually made it to the Big Apple, but not in time for the gala. However, he did make it to the after-party.
Waking up to a song by new R&B sensation KR, aka Kornell Russell, makes your day or night happy and gives you a positive incentive for living. KR’s first single, “Waking Up,” will soon be released independently. This earworm song is destined to be a household hit, staying on brains like Justin Bieber’s “Baby, Baby,” Carly Rae’s “Call Me Maybe” and Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.”
R&B-pop teen recording artist TreVante has announced he is taking to the road to highlight the epidemic of violence amongst our teens and the pressures young people are confronted with. Regionally in his hometown of Atlanta, TreVante has teamed his efforts with Empowering Success Today Inc., a nonprofit organization encouraging teens to “Shout Out” against teen dating violence. The music sensation will premiere his interactive speaking tour, “Face the Pressure and Kill the Violence,” in Atlanta, followed by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia. TreVante’s latest single is “Bad Girl,” featuring Lil Twist.
“Pain and Gain” stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg will star in a new HBO dramedy pilot. The untitled show will follow a retired athlete living in Miami and is scheduled to begin shooting this fall.