*Off her Dancing with the Stars run earlier this year, music star Christina Milian praised Beyonce‘s effort on her new album release with no promotion and no hype citing her own personal experiences. She told celebrity interview and newsmaker journalist Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com during a recent interview in Miami:
“I think that’s exactly what I was expressing. You know it’s time to take control, take the reigns and make your own rules. You know what, people get caught up so much in like old traditional ideas of what you’re supposed to do and how you’re supposed to come out and she proved that there are no rules when it comes to this and she doesn’t need any promotion at all. People love Beyonce. She’s on a fierce tour right now, she’s an amazing artist, she sounds fantastic and she’s showing her maturity I think with this album. I think it was actually great how she unveiled it. You know, it’s opposite of everything she’s already done.”
*He’s worked with every major fighter from Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson.
Boxing promoter Don King continues be part of the scene into his 80s. The always controversial boxing personality recently appeared in Miami for the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.
Don King told celebrity interview journalist Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com that the sport of boxing needs a hero to get back to mainstream relevance in America:
“The state of boxing needs a hero. We need a hero that can relate, identify with the people and when he can do that they get up close and personal and then we can bring back the glory days of boxing when you have those people that they can relate to and identify with and be a part of and that’s what we’re looking for, we’re in search of. So in the meantime we gotta do the best we can with what we have to work with.”
The boxing promoter will be traveling to Germany on December 14th to support a Native American Indian boxer in Marcus Oliveira in his quest for the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship:
“I’ll be in Germany on December the 14th. I’m taking a Native Indian, that’s a Native American before Christopher Columbus discovered it and he’s gonna fight for the world title. So I’m getting the aggregate of all the tribes, the Apache, the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Blackfoot, you know and try to put them altogether to cheer this guy to try to bring that back to America.”
You can get more of Don King’s interview with Chris Yandek at CYInterview.
Chris Yandek & Don King
*With her newly reported marriage to Marco Perego, role in the number one grossing movie of all time Avatar and the upcoming role in the Nina Simone Biopic, A-list actress Zoe Saldana‘s life, fans and support is growing day by day.
The Afro-Latina actress of the Dominican Republic has chalked up a new admirer in fellow Dominican, Miss New Jersey USA, Libell Duran. The 22 year old beauty queen told celebrity interview journalist Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com and Eurweb contributor that she looks up to Zoe.
Yandek interviewed Ms. Saldana back in 2011. Though Zoe is an inspiration for her, Libell says her biggest inspiration is her older sister who was born with spina bifida. She wants to create foundations in the USA and Dominican Republic because of her:
“I look up to my sister. I have an older sister. Her name is Ivette. She is 27 years old and has spina bifida. … I look up to her just because she has showed me that you can never take anything in life for granted and always be happy for everything that you have. … I would love to achieve that goal one day, you know, and right now I am working with different organizations, Leap Foundation and also Spina Bifida Association in Maryland. So I am working with kids. I just love working with kids and I just want them to have a voice. You know, they are normal, they could do a lot things just like my sister.”
The reigning Miss New Jersey gives up her crown next month, but she wants people to know people from the Garden State do not fit the Jersey Shore TV show stereotype:
“They should know that we are not like the Jersey Shore. We do not go tanning every single day. We are simple people. We work hard. We’re positive and we’re just great people to be around.”
You can find more of Chris Yandek’s interview with Miss New Jersey USA Libell Duran at CYInterview.
*Retired NFL running back Clinton Portis recently claimed he had more than 10 concussions during his NFL career and he would not be making a return to professional football.
The former Washington Redskin spoke with Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com during Irie Weekend at the Miami Beach Golf Club. He talked about retirement from the game:
“I’m officially retired. You know it was a great run. I enjoy myself. I’m 31. I’m a father. So I’m out here having a good time. … It’s cool man. You know, you get to relax and learn how to play golf. That’s what everybody do. So I’m on the same trail.”
Irie Weekend is a yearly event put on by the Miami Heat’s DJ Irie. Money raised from the three day festivities provides at risk youth with mentoring, cultural and scholarship opportunities. Speaking about his own charitable causes, Clinton said this:
“For myself I support a lot of breast cancer, underdeveloped youth, underprivileged youth and I kinda don’t do it on this scale anymore. Just to be behind the scenes and not require their attention, to be able to get into households and communities and help out is more of my effort.”
Stars at this year’s Irie Weekend included Hill Harper, Omar Benson Miller, Christina Milian, Selita Ebanks, Chris Bosh, Fred Taylor, Jermaine Dupri and numerous others.
You can find more of Clinton Portis’s conversation with Chris Yandek at CYInterview.com.
*Stars from all walks of life came out for Miami’s yearly big event in The Blacks’ Annual Gala.
The function put on by Miami power couple Roy and Lea Black raises money for The Consequences Foundation.
The charity helps assist at risk youth. The yearly function has been featured during both past seasons of The Real Housewives of Miami.
From Dennis Rodman to Bernard Hopkins and Sammy Sosa, sports stars came out to celebrate a worthy cause that featured a concert hosted by music star Flo Rida.
Celebrity interview journalist Chris Yandek (CYInterview.com) was on the red carpet for this big occasion and spoke with baseball great Sammy Sosa. See Chris and Sammy’s picture below.
Sammy revealed to Chris he’s ready to be on “Dancing with the Stars.” He’s just waiting for the invite from ABC’s producers:
“If they invited me (laughs).”
The former Chicago Cubs star says he has his own charity in the Dominican Republic and talks about what he’s been up to in retirement:
“It’s made me feel great. I never forget where I’m coming from now. I give back to my people. … I have two companies that I’m moving forward with and everything looking pretty good.”
You can check out more with Sammy Sosa at Chris Yandek’s CYInterview.
You can find more information about The Black’s Annual Gala at www.theblacksannualgala.com.
Sammy Sosa and Chris Yandek
Chris Yandek & Travis London
*This past weekend, interview journalist Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com and regular EURweb contributor told us about his visit to the Lisa Blue Fashion show where he met up with music star Christina Milian. The event was part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
One of the other prominent people Mr. Yandek also met was celebrity chef to the stars Travis London. See their photo above. He’s cooked for everyone from Rihanna to Justin Timberlake to Nicole Richie. London’s also a contributor to OK Magazine.
Mr. London was one of a handful of celebrities including Brooke Burke, Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars and some of the ladies from Real Housewives of Miami to attend the kickoff event for the fashion activities in Miami last week.
You can find more information about Travis London at Chris Yandek’s CYInterview.com.