Simone Gordon, founder of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation.
Photo by Erskine Isaac (Courtesy Double XXposure)
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Word on the curb is Vanessa Bryant is hitting New York City. The widow of Kobe Bryant is heading to the Big Apple from Los Angeles for a stay in her five-bedroom apartment on the 100th floor on west 57th street. A source told the NY Daily News columnist Richard Johnson, “Vanessa plans on celebrating Christmas in New York City and is working with a decorator.” According to reports, the gorgeous mom will have big bucks to cover her redecorating. Kobe’s estate reportedly became $400 million richer on Nov. 1, when Coca-Cola purchased full control of sports drink Body Armor for $5.6 billion. Kobe was the company’s third largest shareholder after investing $6 million in Body Armor in 2013.
Halloween parties reigned supreme throughout Hollywood this year. Teyana Taylor was spotted at the Highlight Room in Los Angeles on Oct. 31, just one day after the actress/raptress hosted her own Halloween bash at the Sunset Room in Hollywood where three men attempted to rob several women outside the venue. Other celebs at the Highlight Room soiree included Pia Mia, Megan Good, Amber Rose and Doja Cat. Megan Thee Stallion also threw a Hottieween party at Ysabel in West Hollywood on Oct. 31, where her guests included Creed star Tessa Thompson.
The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation honored outstanding leaders at its second annual Purple Diamond Awards on Oct. 30. Founded by New Jersey-based young entrepreneur, Simone Gordon, the non-profit has received accolades for its’ excellent work from many entities, most recently from the Gates Foundation. The Purple Diamond Awards recognized organizations that made a difference in the lives of several people. This formal event took place at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen, New Jersey. Noted actor Antonio Fargas hosted the evening with Grammy award winner Howard Hewitt as musical guest along with DJ Prince Hakim Bell.
Former WBA Heavyweight Champion James “Bonecrusher” Smith will marry Anita Doreen Williams within the festivities of the Boxing Legends Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Nov. 13 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Smith created the Boxing Legends Hall of Fame project in 2016 to honor boxing champions and officials from North Carolina. The weekend will kick off with an autograph signing on Nov. 12 at Pirates Cove with the champions including 2021 Inductee James “Buster” Douglas, 2018 Inductee Michael “Spinks” Jinx and Hector Camacho, Jr., who will be accepting an award for his father, the late Hector Camacho, Sr. This will be followed by a Bachelor/Bachelorette party for the bride and groom. This promises to be a knock-out weekend!