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NFL Homegating Launch With Holly Robinson Peete & More

The NFL knows you know how to party. Every week fans from around the country trek to their favorite team's stadium and cookout by their trucks, cars and RVs. Burgers, hot dogs and beer can be found as the food and drink of choice. But what about the people that can't make it to the game to "tailgate"? What about the millions of faithful fans that watch from home and root their teams every week? They have a plan for them as well and they've enlisted Olympic swimming champ Summer Sanders as "The Décor-dinator" and famed NFL family couple, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete "The Couch Defender" and actress Holly Robinson Peete as the "The Master of Ceremonies", to introduce the new line of home products to help you get your ballin' on.

Held at the newly opened midtown New York restaurant, Arlington Club, and music by DJ Kiss, all of the festivities were done to perfection, the same way you can try to do it at home. Holly Robinson Peete says: "Homegating is when you bring that [tailgating] experience to your home. It’s when your team is away, or just with your family. Obviously we love football, not just because my husband used to play, but I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I love the Eagles, big Eagles fan and all that. But on the weekends, especially since Rodney retired, about 8 years now, Sunday is our day. It’s family, food, football, fun and just togetherness."

Elevating this platform, the NFL is offering unique team branded products from serving trays, cheese boards and wine glasses to crock pots and panini presses which can all be found on NFLshop.com. Holly continues, "When this campaign came up I was really excited to be a part of it, I so connect with what Sunday’s mean. [It’s about] bringing together all these new products that they have and making it about a great day. There are all these different roles that everyone plays. I play all the roles though. I walk around as the coordinator, I’m the grill master, I’m a little bit of everything. Not everybody can go to the game, or go away or tailgate. Sometimes you just have to homegame it. So I’m really proud to be part of this."

Watch the scene courtesy of Qui Joacin of QuiTV as she interviews the hosts of the event.

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Lola Plaku And Puma Unite For 'NOVA GRL PWR' Shoe

CEO of Lola Media Group and bonified music industry heavyweight, Lola Plaku has been honored with her very own sneaker collection with Puma.

Released Friday (Jan. 18), the two-piece sneaker collection is a new twist on a classic '90s pair of kicks designed by Plaku herself. Blending mesh and leather, the shoes come in Black-Surf, a black-based shoe with pearl pink, dark blue and yellow accents and Peach Bud–Pearl Blush a light pink and white sneak.

“Lola is known for spearheading a mission to empower young women, and this partnership pays tribute to her efforts with a Nova sneaker pack aptly titled GRL PWR,” said PUMA’s Senior Head of Select, Yassine Saidi.“Lola inspires others to create change and push culture forward, making her the perfect co-creator of the new Nova.”

A bright shining star indeed, Plaku was named one of Billboard's rising stars to watch in their 2018 R&B/Hip-Hop 100 Power Players issue. Formerly known for her talents in music journalism, the entrepreneur has gone on to create her own blog iLuvLola. She is now working on her mentorship program GIRL CONNECTED, built to help aspiring female professionals.

“This campaign is truly about building self-esteem and creating a platform for self-discovery, growth, and empowerment," Plaku said about the collaboration. "Girls and women should believe they can be anything they want to be."

You can cop the Puma NOVA GRL PWR sneakers now, with the second design making its way in March.

See photos from the very colorful campaign and styles below.

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Prep Your Pockets: Rihanna Reportedly Launching Luxury Fashion House With LVMH

Tackling more than music these days, Rihanna's brand has expanded past her "Pon de Replay" days. Nearly 14 years strong in this industry, the all-Fenty-everything empress is now gearing up to launch a luxury fashion house under her name.

According to multiple sources and Women's Wear Daily, LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and the 30-year-old singer/songwriter have been attending hush-hush meetings with the worlds largest luxury group. LVMH has reportedly also cherrypicked employees from within the company, including workers from Celine and Louis Vuitton to work with Rihanna and neighboring associates.

Though details about the launch are extremely limited at this time, many have already developed high hopes and expectations for the " Work" singer's newest business venture.

While this exciting new business venture marks an amazing high note for the Barbadian songstress, many fans await her highly anticipated return to music since her 2016 Anti LP. According to Ms. Fenty herself, her next project should be dropping sometime in 2019. The album was originally rumored to be a dancehall record meant to pay homage to her roots, but there has been no confirmation from RiRi since production began.

 

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Michael B. Jordan Is The Face Of Coach's Men Label

If you have eyes that work (hell, even if you have one eye) then you can tell Michael B. Jordan won the genetic contest. The Creed II star is equally known for his roles in feature films as he is his face, which is why he's been tapped to represent the men's label for Coach.

The 31-year-old actor released a statement about the partnership and expressed great gratitude and excitement about his new venture.

“I’ve been a fan of Coach for a long time and truly respect their inclusive and optimistic values,” Jordan added. “I’m honored to be a part of Stuart’s vision and creative process.”

The admiration goes both ways. Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers was equally thrilled with Jordan leading the campaign for the men's line.

"I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Michael over the last few years," Vevers said. "He has been a true supporter of Coach so it felt like a really natural step to collaborate more closely and create a partnership we can take to the next level."

While Jordan holds it down for the men, Selena Gomez remains the face for the women's side of the house.

Congrats to Mr. Jordan. We see you. [Insert eye emoji here]

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