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Vixen Reality Files: BBW5 Ep 5 Recap - Lay It All Out On The Table

ConfrontationsThis week on Basketball Wives the ladies are laying it all out on the table.  The ongoing comment really right or really wrong is discussed only leading to more side comments and tensions flair over a lunch meeting. Hit the jump for this weeks best moments...

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Evelyn meets with ShaunieWhat Was I Thinking?

Apparently Shaniece gives great advice, or it could very well be that Evelyn doesn't want her daughter to think she's going back down the Ochocinco road.

With that said, Ev reveals that she still has some communication between her ex-husband, Chad. She tells Shaniece -- who is no fan of Ochocinco -- that she sends him some birthday wishes via text. But no worries, its strictly platonic. Especially after the "photo situation" where Ev was photographed holding Chad's hand while attending a fan appreciation dinner. While she goes down memory lane for a quick second saying that she loved and wanted to be with him, Ev jokingly says the marriage "flopped like a pancaaaaake" thanking Chad for f**king up. I guess he turned out to be the best thing she's never had.

It's not that seriousIt's Not That Deep

Evelyn meets up with Tasha for some shopping and Tasha mentions the ongoing really right or really wrong comment where Tami felt she wasn't given a fair chance before meeting Tasha. Ev says the comment wasn't said out of malice on Shaunie's part. She goes on to say, what we all know by now, that Tami can go from "zero to a thousand."

Tami meets with a Life CoachI am not Mother Theresa

Tami meets with a life coach where she vents and gets some advice on her attitude and ways to better herself. She admits that she tends to fall back to old habits and really wants to change. And, of course, Tami mentions Shaunie's comment which has yet to die out.

When her life coach ask "How much of what people say do you take personally?” Tami explains the closer someone is to her, the more personal it gets. She then creates a list for herself to target the issues that triggers her anger. "I think that one is definitely a factor for me," says Tami "and I don't like hands."

In the end, Tami realizes the way she handles any situation today is very much how she was treated by her mother growing up. They do say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

The ladies visit the sex shopThe Quiet Ones Are The Freaky Ones

Evelyn, Shaunie and Suzie get together to pick out a birthday gift for Tasha. The ladies go to a sex shop to get her a sex toy as a gift, which I'm sure was probably Suzie's idea. They come across a pair of underwear which turns out to be a strap-on. Suzie automatically makes a joke about Tasha's former chef saying she could use it on her. Evelyn laughs but doesn't want to further entertain the chef drama having had her share of dishing the dirt in her book. While talking with the shops saleswoman, the ladies agree to get something that's more "first base."

Weave Bar DisasterThe Show Must Go On

Maybe the ladies picked out the right gift after all. As Tasha gets ready for her birthday party and the opening of her weave bar, she comes to terms of the progress that has been made with the store -- or lack there of.

The shop has no gas or electricity as they near the grand opening, but one of Tasha's business partner's, Heather, promises everything will be complete by then. However, Tasha is not convinced and contemplates whether she should cancel the grand opening.

Really Tasha?Grand Opening. Grand Closing.

Tasha and Shaunie meet up to shop for outfits for the big event. She lets Shaunie know that her weave bar is having some difficulties with the grand opening. "It looks like a disaster still," Tasha says. Tasha considers having a soft opening since she's already told everybody and their momma while Shaunie advises a possible postpone of the opening.

With two days left to spare until the event, Tasha freaks out and questions whether Heather can actually pull this off. Tasha jokes of having to headbutt Heather to kick things into gear which doesn't sit well with Shaunie. Talk about a joke gone bad.

Tasha then tells Shaunie that she wasn't referring to Evelyn's current situation even though the comment rolled off her tongue at such perfect timing.

Boop!Let's Clear The Air

The ladies meet for a much needed get together to get some things off their chest.  First, to address the elephant in the room -- the really right or really wrong comment. The horse, by now, has been badly beaten and most certainly needs to be addressed. Evelyn initiates the conversation starting with the statement and wondering if everything was cool since talking about it numerous times.

Tasha tells Tami that she doesn't feel a negative seed had been planted. Adding to that, Shaunie says the comment was made because Tami and Tasha has similar attitudes, although she failed to give Tami a similar disclaimer. She claimed both ladies have "smart mouths" but "It wasn't in a negative sense."

"I think a negative sense would've been 'oh now, she might act a fool'," says Shaunie. Tami, on the other hand, doesn't agree and says it could have easily led to that.

Tami's upsetDon't Put Your Hand Up!

The lunch continues where more sh*t hits the fan. Evelyn, clearly annoyed the ladies are still talking about the "phantom seed" and wants to move on.

"So," Evelyn says as she puts her hand up. "Boop!" Tami warns Ev about her hand gestures (thinks back to trigger list). "Don't do me like this," Tami says. But of course, Evelyn doesn't care , mumbling b*tch under her breath yet loud enough for it to be heard.  This triggers Tami's anger just before she nearly dives across the table.

Thankfully Shaunie intervenes and calms her down before it gets really real at lunch.

You think its funnyOpening a Can Of Worms

Evelyn switches gears and focuses on Tasha's head butt comment. Tasha tells Evelyn that the comment wasn't directed towards her and compares it to the chef story mentioned in Evelyn's book. And since they're on the topic of Evelyn's past anyway, Tasha mentions another comment brought up in a conversation with Suzie -- yes, Suzie is still present at the table. Back to the convo, remember that whole 'wearing of the helmet when Evelyn starts to date again' comment? Yup, the other bad joke.

Well, surprisingly Evelyn who confronted Suzie for laughing and Tasha for even making the statement in the first place, thought it was the least bit funny. The mood changes as everyone realizes Evelyn is more hurt by the comment than anything. Instead of flying across a table or throwing bottles as she would have in the past, Evelyn tells the ladies she's leaving shortly after tearing up.  Can Ev truly forgive Tasha?  Until next time ...

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Beyoncè Shells Out Ivy Park Goodies To Janelle Monae, Yara Shahidi, Kelly Rowland And More

We're less than 24 hours away from the full release of Beyoncè's Ivy Park collaboration with Adidas and fans are beyond ready, thanks to her brilliant orange box preview.

The entertainer and businesswoman gifted her family and celebrity pals with treasure trunks of goodies. From Solange to Yara Shahidi, celebs shared pieces from the collection on social media this week. Adidas announced its multi-year partnership with the mogul last April, making history in the process. The singer is the first black woman to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand. Bey took the steps to own the brand entirely after her initial collab with Topshop in 2016 by purchasing the shares of Phillip Green after sexual harassment claims were filed against him.

“It’s a dream come true to re-launch IVY PARK as the sole owner,” Beyonce said in a statement. It’s her first collaboration with adidas but not her first time building buzz for a product. The legend cleverly shared the mysterious orange boxes in all shapes in sized to her friends, thus creating quite the conversation on social media.

Ivy Park is also creating bigger conversations in the corporate world. According to a November research note by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ivy Park's sales can slowly surpass Kanye West's Yeezy line.

“In-line with adidas approach on other franchises, we would expect there to be a low volume, high priced launch ... to create brand heat and in the following years the brand will likely become more democratized,” the note says.“Initially, Ivy Park will be smaller than Yeezy, but Ivy Park has the potential to be larger, if managed properly,” says Matt Powell, a senior footwear analyst at NPD Group.

We love to see it.

See the celebs bask in their Ivy Park glory below.

Tina Lawson

 

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I love this couture beautiful Orange IVY PARK Adidas dress thanks @beyonce. @ivyparkadidas @ivypark. @beyonce. @dougspearman

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Reese Witherspoon

 

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Thank you, @Beyonce for the #IvyPark swag!

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Janelle Monae

 

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Thank you Bey for these @weareivypark pieces ! And a special thank you for my new hide out where I’ll bey escaping my duties . S O proud of you ! Luhhhhh uuuuu @beyonce swiiiipe ☄️

A post shared by Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:35pm PST

Hailey Bieber

[email protected] unboxing her #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/Y3rcxIDhCe

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 15, 2020

Kelly Rowland

[email protected] unboxing her #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/vGqwwnZrnl

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 16, 2020

Yara Shahidi

 

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ADDIDASXIVYPARK PEEK

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Scottie Beam

 

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Check my instastories to see what Beyonce SELECTED for me. Lmfao! Thank you so so much @weareivypark @beyonce ✨ THE INFEED PHOTO IS COMING!

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Ellen DeGeneres

Thank you, @Beyonce. I love my big orange box. Your new clothes are really cool too. #adidasxIVYPARK @adidas pic.twitter.com/ecTxZ5o0CG

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 15, 2020

Missy Elliott

Thank you so much @Beyonce I am soooooooo humbly grateful you are a GEM! Lol the box was so big I was scared to open I thought a whole human was gonna jump out but this FYE sis #IVYPARK I LOVE IT! pic.twitter.com/hJbrfDWvXL

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 16, 2020

Diplo

[email protected] unboxing his #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/D2BKKVzLBw

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 14, 2020

Zendaya

Zendaya has gotten her Ivy Park box....#IvyParkXAdidas #IvyPark #adidasxIVYPARK #adidas pic.twitter.com/fLYdYAVyWn

— Yoncé Headlines (@YonceHeadlines) January 15, 2020

Kim Kimble

 

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Thank you @beyonce @weareivypark @adidas for this drip and I’m going to buy some as well

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Rita Ora

Rita Ora out and about in her Ivy Park x Adidas wear. pic.twitter.com/hFt4OQjE4v

— Beyoncé, Period! (@ourhermitage) January 16, 2020

Quincy

Diddy’s son, Quincy, also got a box of the upcoming Ivy Park/Adidas collection, officially dropping on the 18th of January, 2020 pic.twitter.com/rUJOWgy2l4

— Beyoncé, Period! (@ourhermitage) January 12, 2020

Cardi B

 

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That new @weareivypark bomb

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Laverne Cox

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#mood4eva in my Adidas X IVY Park ... #mood #TransIsBeautiful @adidas @weareivypark @beyonce #DisclosureDoc

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Michelle Williams

 

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Looks coming soooooooooon!!! “I GOT IT” by @rickydillard is appropriate! @beyonce @weareivypark @adidas!! Ok bye for now!!

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Solange

Solange getting the Ivy Park x Adidas from her sis pic.twitter.com/G2bRO2lTYc

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner got a Ivy Park box...#IvyParkXAdidas #IvyPark #adidasxIVYPARK #adidas pic.twitter.com/79LGysUZBp

— Yoncé Headlines (@YonceHeadlines) January 17, 2020

Keke Palmer

 

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why do i feel like the whole planet earth is going to wear ivy park? — #beyonce #beyoncé #queen #queenb #yoncé #rumiandsir #rumiandsircarter #rumicarter #sircarter #blueivy #blueivycarter #jayz #jayonce #beyonceandjayz #thecarters #sashafierce #beyhives #beyhive #beckywiththegoodhair #ivypark #ivyparkbeyonce #weareivypark #ivypark2020 #2020 #beyonce2020 #beyoncephotoshoot #beyonceoutfit #flawless

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Jennifer Lopez's Iconic Versace Dress To Be Transformed Into Swanky Watch

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To mark the brand's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, the brand has decided to reprise the Medusa Frame jungle print by way of a sleek timepiece. In addition to the new collection, this also marks the 20th anniversary of Donatella Versace's legendary jungle print. Roman numbers are found in the dial along with an interchangeable black leather strap for additional styling. The piece will cause Versace and J.Lo fans a pretty penny at $1,495.00 when it hits retailers in May.

Since her jaw-dropping fashion moment, the actress-singer has rocked the print a few times. A jumpsuit version was worn in the visuals for "I Luv Ya Papi" back in 2014 with a revamped version of the gown making its way to Milan Fashion Week in 2019.

But the jungle print wristwatch isn't the only second coming of the print. The brand will also release shirts, heart-shaped necklaces, Squalo sneakers and beaded as a three-dimensional décor on Virtus handbags.

Originally worn to the Grammys in 2000, Lopez's take on the dress was both a music and fashion moment. Although the dress was worn by Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, Donatella Versace and Sandra Bullock (in another color), Lopez's daring look cemented her spot in pop culture.

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Clary's mother Alice Clary spoke with PEOPLE about the welfare of her daughter and urged the public to see her as a victim, not a willing participant in Kelly's alleged behavior. “Everybody has something to say, she was 17 when she left. Now she’s 22, but guess what? She’s had problems for the last few years,” she said. “She may have done things as far as being grown physically as a young woman, but mentally no. She still has the mental capacity of a 17-year-old because he kept her stagnated for years and didn’t let her be with her family.”

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