The Scoop with Candy Washington: Rihanna's Instagram, Let Me Explain with Kevin Hart, Amanda Bynes, The Wendy Williams Show, Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines and the BET Awards, Style in View, and How to Conquer Yourself

Hey guys,

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! Happy 237th birthday to America! Watch and see below for my weekly round-up of what's hot in fashion, entertainment, and pop culture.


Must-follow Instagram: Rihanna's BadgalRiri (click here to follow)
She's fearless and fun. Watch her awesome outfits at Chanel in Paris, twerk with friends to Drake, and perhaps even diss Chris Brown via a pic of Joselyn Hernandez? It's all things RiRi and I love it!


Must-watch movie: Kevin Hart's "Let Me Explain"
He's the funniest little man around and I am OBSESSED with stand-up comedy! As always he kills it and will leave you rolling in the aisles with laughter. Catch him in "Think Like a Man 2" and BET's The Real Husbands of Hollywood.


Must-read book: "How to Conquer Yourself: Discipline & Willpower for the Conscious, Creative Thinker" by Bryan Ogilvie
Not only is Bryan a dear friend but he's also one of the most inspiring people that I know! His book helps the creative professional focus, strategize, and make a plan for their success. After all, it is the entertainment industry

Check it out on Amazon here.

Must-view site: Style in View
I've been named a new brand ambassador for Style in View and I have to say it is one of the most stylish fashion search engines out there! All of your favorite fashion brands that you love, all in one place. I love putting together outfits and it is so fun to treat myself and splurge on awesome fashion finds on the site. This is a must browse site for any fashionista.

My Rock Steady Lookbook
My Girls' Night Out Lookbook
My First Date Lookbook 

Must-read article: Fashionista's "The Changing Face of the All American Model"
As America grows and changes (Happy 4th of July!) so does the need for the faces of fashion. The fashion industry may not be changing as quickly as our demographics, but Fashionista explains that it's all about a blend of who are and #GlobalBeauty. Read the full article here.

Hot mess of the week: Amanda Bynes
Multiple nose jobs, complaining that the "webbing" between her eyes was a birth defect, blonde rat nest's wigs, throwing bongs out windows, claiming sex harassment by the NYPD, loving Drake on Twitter, hating on Rihanna on Twitter, multiple mug shots, face piercings, claiming to be hip hop artist... need I say more? Pray for Amanda.


Must-watch TV Show: The Wendy Williams Show (click here show details)
Wendy is kind of amazing. She tells it like it is and I love watching her 'Hot Topics' segment on her show! She's fierce and is a force to be reckoned with - who doesn't love an entertainment personality with her own catch phrase? "How you doin'?" Break legs on Broadway in Chicago Ms. Williams!


Must-listen to song: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" with Pharrel Williams and T.I.
Did you see these guys perform during the 2013 BET Awards? They are so sexy, sleek, and music to my ears! Love the throwback to the 80's with the all-model music video. These guys are definitely blurring the lines!