It’s BOSSIP’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!!

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Check Out BOSSIP’s Holiday Picks For Gift-Giving

The holidays are here again – and that means spending time with friends and loved ones, plenty of food and drinks – and presents! And we here at BOSSIP have curated a holiday gift guide full of ideas to help you navigate the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for your bro, your bestie, your boo or your boss – we got you.

And we’ve paid special attention to highlight gift ideas from women and minority-owned companies.

Hudson Greens

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Hudson Greens

This new CBD wellness brand has a plant to bottle ethos and an array of products to suit everyone from the Canna-curious to the CBD enthusiast. The Hudson Greens’ Flight ($20) comes with three doses of CBD to help alleviate anxiety and pain or promote better sleep and focus.

Beautiful Amore

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Beautiful Amore

Upgrade your loved one’s bath time ritual with Beautiful Amore. This black-owned beauty brand offers vegan organic skincare infused with essential oils and herbs. Its vegan lemongrass scented soap ($8) is invigorating, and the body butter ($20) will keep skin hydrated and supple all winter long.

Beautiful Amore is opening a brick and mortar location on Black Friday, Nov. 29th at 97 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY.

EWE Home

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EWE Home

This mimosa and mandarin soy wax candle ($36.50) from EWE Home smells good enough to eat!

Salamander Resort & Spa

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Salamander Resort & Spa

Give the gift of luxury travel at the Virginia resort founded by former BET head Robert Johnson’s wife, Sheila Johnson. Located just 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, the Forbes five star rated Salamander Resort & Spa has something for the whole family: an equestrian experience, a spa, fine dining and access to nature.

Sterling Shephard, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown & Ashley Benson Launch McDonald’s “McDelivery Night In” With Uber Eats

McDelivery Night In

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McDonald’s & Uber Eats Launch “McDelivery Night In” Event Across Six Continents

Sterling Shephard said he’s looking forward to sharing his love of Mickey D’s with his one-year-old daughter.

“I grew up on McDonald’s,” he told BOSSIP. “I used to eat McDonald’s after every single football game. So Cali’s going to be eating McDonald’s all the time.”

McDelivery Night In

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The New York Giants wide receiver and husband of supermodel Chanel Iman was one of the celebs on hand to launch the global “McDelivery Night In” at Chelsea Market Sept. 17.

Also in the crowd was actress Ashley Benson – without partner Cara Delevingne – “Queer Eye’s” Karamo Brown and “The Bachelor’s” JoJo Fletcher and Becca Tilley.

McDelivery Night In

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Customers who order McDonald’s through the Uber Eats app after 5 p.m. on Sept 19th are automatically eligible to win an item from the line. There were similar events across the globe.

The fast-food brand also unveiled its “McDelivery Night In” line of merchandise for nights on the sofa – like pajama pants, sweatshirts and socks.

“They have a blanket with a hoodie on it, which is my favorite,” Shepherd said, “some T-shirts and shorts as well.”

Hit the flip for more pics from the launch:

Food Porn & Famous Friends: Jonathan “Food God” Cheban Gets Candid With BFF Kim Kardashian About Fake Drinking, Religion & More 

Jonathan Cheban

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Foodgod: OMFG Podcast Episode One

In this industry, only those with the ability to constantly recreate themselves can survive — which means Jonathan Cheban will be around for a long time. Before fans knew him as one of the biggest food influencers on social media, the publicist, entrepreneur and reality star was often referred to as Kim Kardashian‘s bestie.

But a little rebranding goes a long way, and the self-proclaimed Food God has found his footing in this ever changing Internet culture. He recently debuted his new podcast Foodgod: OMFG, and it’s all the fun, shade, food and famous friends you’d expect from a Jonathan Cheban project.

On the first episode, Food God got candid with bestie Kim about everything from how she met Kanye West, to what made Cheban change his name to Foodgod in the first place. He recalled a time back in 2017 when he just needed to switch ish up, saying:

“At this point, I am miserable because the social media stars are growing, the reality stuff is going down, Kim and everybody is like having nine babies, I’m like, ‘Oh my god, my time is going to start ticking down on the show and I’m not going to be on as much because there’s so many kids. Why am I needed — except being funny, hysterical, witty, fast and always there for them, good looking, smart? So I was like almost depressed.

But after one friend suggested that he could be the Food God, Jonathan was with it. However, it was ultimately a Yeezy stamp that made him commit to his new image.

“So I’m ordering food. I’m the first one in the line with [Kim, Kanye and Simon] pushed against me, with security and all of the fans behind us. I’m like, let me order my chicken nuggets with the buffalo sauce. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a voice of god comes out and out of nowhere he goes to me, ‘Yo, Foodgod! Can you get me a Diet Coke? And I’m like oh my god. Foodgod was freaking born. And the whole trip in Iceland, Kanye was like, ‘That’s some Foodgod vibes…’”

In the episode, Jonathan and Kim also dished on how they met, being fake drinkers and much more never before heard tea. The podcast will also feature La La Anthony, Dr. Oz and influencer The Fat Jewish. Hit the flip to check out episode 1.

A Lil Positivity: Meet The Philly Chef Using Food To Celebrate Black History (Exclusive)


Rising Star Chef Omar Tate Wants To Inform & Inspire Through Cooking

Chef Omar Tate is using food to showcase black culture, one meal at a time.

Philadelphia native Tate spent more than 10 years in fine dining establishments, including a Michelin starred restaurant and with the likes of “Top Chef’s” Tom Colicchio.

But after working in white male-dominated kitchens, Tate said he became inspired to create his own unique culinary narrative that pays homage to the Black Experience. He founded the “Honeysuckle” pop up dinner series where he aims to explore African-American heritage through food.

“I use Honeysuckle as a platform to discuss ideas of blackness through food, using art, history and literature to inform those ideas,” Tate said, adding, “We have so much to offer without looking at a piece of fried chicken.”

Visit Philadelphia and the African-American Museum in Philadelphia partnered with the talented young chef for a tasting event and a fundraiser last week at the Farm Neck Country Club in Martha’s Vineyard.

At the benefit, Tate served a crab salad garnished with a sunflower seed puree that washed down with cocktails from black-owned whiskey company Uncle Nearest. He said that the dish was inspired by his memories of hanging out on his stoop as a kid with his family, eating crab and sunflower seeds.

“We all look at food to inform ourselves about the person next to us, Tate said. “And as black people, with all the stigmas around our food, I (want to) use us to define our food and not have our food define us.”

This year’s event theme, “Telling Our Story Through Food,” was one of the ways that the African American Museum works to keep the city’s cultural landscape vibrant, according to museum head Patricia Wilson.

“We’re not only about history, Wilson said. “We are about the now and the future….connecting the food traditions of the South and what’s going on today.”

Museum board member Mike Horsey implored the crowd to support the Smithsonian-affiliated institution for its work in the community and particularly with children.

“Those of you who have gone to HBCU’s understand the need to support our institutions, because of the impact they have on our children. The African-American Museum does a lot in our community…and we need to make sure that this organization is sustained and maintained.”

A Lil Positivity: Meet The Philly Chef Using Food To Celebrate Black History (Exclusive)


Rising Star Chef Omar Tate Wants To Inform & Inspire Through Cooking

Chef Omar Tate is using food to showcase black culture, one meal at a time.

Philadelphia native Tate spent more than 10 years in fine dining establishments, including a Michelin starred restaurant and with the likes of “Top Chef’s” Tom Colicchio.

But after working in white male-dominated kitchens, Tate said he became inspired to create his own unique culinary narrative that pays homage to the Black Experience. He founded the “Honeysuckle” pop up dinner series where he aims to explore African-American heritage through food.

“I use Honeysuckle as a platform to discuss ideas of blackness through food, using art, history and literature to inform those ideas,” Tate said, adding, “We have so much to offer without looking at a piece of fried chicken.”

Visit Philadelphia and the African-American Museum in Philadelphia partnered with the talented young chef for a tasting event and a fundraiser last week at the Farm Neck Country Club in Martha’s Vineyard.

At the benefit, Tate served a crab salad garnished with a sunflower seed puree that washed down with cocktails from black-owned whiskey company Uncle Nearest. He said that the dish was inspired by his memories of hanging out on his stoop as a kid with his family, eating crab and sunflower seeds.

“We all look at food to inform ourselves about the person next to us, Tate said. “And as black people, with all the stigmas around our food, I (want to) use us to define our food and not have our food define us.”

This year’s event theme, “Telling Our Story Through Food,” was one of the ways that the African American Museum works to keep the city’s cultural landscape vibrant, according to museum head Patricia Wilson.

“We’re not only about history, Wilson said. “We are about the now and the future….connecting the food traditions of the South and what’s going on today.”

Museum board member Mike Horsey implored the crowd to support the Smithsonian-affiliated institution for its work in the community and particularly with children.

“Those of you who have gone to HBCU’s understand the need to support our institutions, because of the impact they have on our children. The African-American Museum does a lot in our community…and we need to make sure that this organization is sustained and maintained.”

Jesus Take The Meal: Woman Orders Food Then Tells Waiter ‘This One Is On God’ Before Dippin’ On Her Dinner 

Sonic

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Woman Leaves Restaurant Bill For God To Pay For

A New Mexico woman took the phrase “Won’t He Do It” to a whole new level on Monday when she ordered food from a Sonic in Las Cruces and fled the scene after telling the server “This one’s on God.” According to police, 30-year old Delia Hernandez rode her bike to the Sonic drive-thru, got her food and dipped off when the waiter asked for payment. Officials say the server also told Hernandez, “That’s not how this works,” but gave her the meal after she charged toward him.

Shortly after, police found Delia at a nearby park and arrested her on felony burglary charges, which will most likely be reduced to a petty misdemeanor of under $250. Reports say she will also be forced to pay back the restaurant and will possibly fined an additional fee.

All of that for a burger, girl. SMH.

Lil Wayne Loses $35K In Lawsuit Over Stiffing Private Chef Out Of Back Pay (Exclusive)

Broccoli City Festival

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D’Antoine Hills Said Lil Wayne Stopped Paying His Salary As A Personal Chef

A judge has found that Lil Wayne stiffed his former personal chef to the tune of nearly $35,000 after the rapper blew off the chance to respond to the case.

D’Antoine Hills sued Weezy and Young Money Entertainment earlier this year for breach of contract.

Hills said he became Lil Wayne’s private chef in 2014. Hills said he’d send Wayne invoices, the rapper was “inconsistent and sporadic” with payments. Hills said although he submitted invoices for a total of $416,544, Wayne only paid him $381,954 for his services between 2014 and 2017.

The “Mrs. Officer” rapper never answered Hills’ complaint, so a Miami Civil Court judge issued a default judgment against him late last month.

The one time “Hot Boy” is now on the hook for a total of $34,589.