Misty Copeland, Yaya DaCosta and Star Jones got all glammed up last night to attend the American Ballet Theatre’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Spring Gala in NYC, Meanwhile, Rihanna, Russell Westbrook and his fiancée Nina Earl were spotted out and about in the Big Apple. Pics inside….
ABT ballet dancer Misty Copeland was on “pointe” in pink while arriving at the American Ballet Theatre’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Spring Gala held at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC yesterday. She also laced up her ballet shoes and graced the stage for a performance.
The ABT soloist’s name went down in the history books when she became the third African American female soloist at ABT in 2007 and is currently the only African-American woman in the company…and has been the only one for a decade. She’s also the first black woman to nab the lead in Swan Lake.
This year, the Under Armour spokeswoman landed the cover of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, landing as the leader in the Pioneer category. Work Misty!
“Chicago Fire” actress Yaya Dacosta popped up on the carpet in a green Christian Siriano gown and shoes, a pink and green Fiona Kotur clutch and finished her look with Erica Courtney jewelry.
The WHITNEY star served up a few model posses then snapped a few flicks with her sister Djassi DaCosta Johnson. Coming down the pipeline…Yaya will star in the drama film Bolden!, also starring Chocolate City actor Robert Ri’chard, and it’s expected to premiere this November. She’s also starring in a crime thriller titled The Nice Guys set to hit theaters May 20, 2016.
Looks like Yaya is doing just fine after calling it quits with her husband of two years Joshua Bee Alafia.
Former “The View” co-host Star Jones was also in attendance, turning heads in a royal blue gown. Fab times.
Elsewhere in the city that never sleeps…
Rihanna kept it chill as she ran some errands in NYC yesterday afternoon. After partying at the VIP Room Sunday night, the “BBHMM” singer trekked to a dentist appointment to make sure she keeps her million dollar smile.
After her check-up, she met up with friends at a hotel and was spotted leaving with a red cup in her hand. Mmmhmm…what’s in that cup RiRi?
Yesterday, the 27-year-old singer’s Dior “Secret Garden IV” episode was released. And it’s HOT. Check it HERE if you missed.
Also in NYC….
OKC Thunder baller Russell Westbrook and his fiancée Nina Earl enjoyed a romantic lunch together outside of Bar Pitti in the West Village. Since the Thunder did not make this year’s playoffs, Russell has been getting in as much time as he can with his lady, wining and dining her on the east and west coast recently.
On top of spending QT with his soon-to-be wife, the eyewear and clothing designer recently released the Westbrook XO Barneys New York Spring 2015 Collection, which is the second installment in the duo’s design series.
His new collection will include sportswear, eyewear, footwear, luggage and more. There will also be limited edition pieces created created in partnership with Nike Jordan, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Naked and Famous, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Selima Optique, Del Toro and Globe-Trotter.
Nice. You can check out his collection here.