Austin Rivers, Audreyana Michelle announce baby with alley-oop (Video)

Austin Rivers found out he’s having a baby boy with an alley-oop.

Gender reveal parties are getting grander and more extreme these days (and sometimes even dangerous, if you live in California), but Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers had the right idea.

For his gender reveal with his girlfriend, model Audreyana Michelle, Rivers finished off an alley-oop dunk with a special, miniature-sized ball filled with powder — either blue for a boy or pink for a girl.

The blue powder exploded all over his hands after the dunk, and the couple was able to celebrate the happy news that they’ll be having a baby boy:

Austin Rivers and Audreyana Michelle are having a boy

We’ve got to give credit to Rivers and Michelle for keeping it simple, but still doing

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Black Women Battling Breast Cancer Deserve More Wig Options, According to Coils to Locs Founder Dianne Austin


When Dianne Austin decided to ditch her relaxer and transition back to her natural hair in 2011, she had no idea that four years later she would be hit with the heartbreaking news of a breast cancer diagnosis.

“My first thoughts were how ironic it was that I went down this path of embracing my natural hair just to lose every strand of it,” she shares with InStyle. “It was a huge decision for me to stop relaxing my hair and to begin to embrace my natural texture after years of relaxing.”

As she began to say goodbye to her own hair, Austin, like many in cancer treatment, was in search of a wig. And while they’re sometimes covered, depending on the healthcare insurance provider, she wasn’t able to find any that even came close to matching her natural coily texture.

That’s why in 2019, she created Coils to

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar cancels 2020 event, launches online shopping site – Entertainment – Austin 360

You’ll have to stay home with the Armadillo. After more than four decades as a holiday shopping tradition in Austin, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has announced there will be no in-person event this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An online shopping site has been launched for those who still want to buy gifts from some of the Bazaar’s long-standing merchants. The Armadillo Art Concierge, at, is a searchable site “allowing customers to browse and shop from the award-winning Armadillo Bazaar artists using curated searches or personal shopper concierge services,” according to a press release.

“Although we cannot safely have an event this season, we hope to still shine a light on all the incredible artists who, like so many other small businesses, lost their income when art shows across the country were cancelled

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicking off early holiday shopping season amid coronavirus pandemic – Business – Austin American-Statesman

For years, Amazon Prime Day’s nickname was “Black Friday in July.”

Now, Amazon is helping to kick off the holiday shopping season in earnest after delaying its annual sale from July until October amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As they do when Prime Day is held in July, other retailers including Target, Walmart and Best Buy are holding big sales of their own to compete with Amazon’s members-only shopping event.

But after Prime Day and the competing sales end, be prepared for round after round of early sales through Thanksgiving and beyond.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here: These are the best deals you won’t want to miss

With consumers encountering a very different experience during the coming holiday shopping season with restrictions on how many can be in a store at a time and concerns about online orders not arriving on time, experts say it’s critical for retailers to start

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Austin Fashion Week goes virtual in October – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

Austin Fashion Week is happening, just not in the way anyone envisioned it before March 13, when the first cases of the coronavirus were reported in Austin.

After being postponed from April to May, then again to August, the new Austin Fashion Week is now three days of live virtual events that will feature designers from around the globe under one Fashion by Events umbrella.

Matt Swinney, founder of Fashion by Texas, which produces Austin Fashion Week and other events around the state, and his team are creating Fashion by Events: Fashion by Texas on Oct. 15, Fashion by Black Designers on Oct. 16 and Fashion by Global on Oct. 17. The third night, Oct. 17, will offer 24 hours of fashion from designers from around the world.

Many of the designers, especially the global ones, will be filming their own virtual shows that will run at a scheduled time.

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SEAN FIELDS is the A-J’s Savvy Shopper. Read his columns Sundays and Wednesdays. Email him at [email protected],

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