Academy Award winning actress Mo’Nique has been in the news for quite a few months now as she battles rumors of being ‘blackballed’ in Hollywood, but now it’s time to show & prove with a new release.
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Despite all of the nay-sayers, Mo’Nique & her husband, Sidney Hicks put their money and her acting skills behind their own project and are prepping for the release of ‘Blackbird,’ Mo’Niques first film since, Precious.
The film, starring Mo’Nique & Isaiah Washington, was shot a few months back in Mississippi.
“’Blackbird’ is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves,” Hicks said.
“And why should just being who you are be a struggle? Since Mo’Nique won the Oscar, we have received a flood of scripts, but nothing captured our attention until Isaiah — who we have a high level of respect for — sent us ‘Blackbird.’”
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Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo is in the news this week after several sites have drawn comparisons between his ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality show and OWN-TV’s recent announcement about another Atlanta man with similar issues getting a green light for his show.
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I thought it would be interesting to speak one on one with Lo about the comparisons, especially in light of all of the protests and petitions HIS show received when it was picked up (and dropped) by Oxygen last year.
[FLASHBACK: Good News and Bad News for Shawty Lo (And All His Baby mamas)… ]
On his show being stereotypical and/or ‘glorifying’ baby mama…
Basically, I can get what they mean by ‘glorifying’ because the name of my show was ‘All My Baby Mamas’… I had nothing to do with that. Period. That was something the network came up with and I was telling them, I didn’t like that name.
I have 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 11+10 is 21 and I wanted by show to be called, ‘Shawty Lo: Being 21.’
But they did what they wanted to do and I think that’s one reason we got backlash…
More details + watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…
Porsha Williams of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has always had model ambitions and she’s devoted most of her life to beauty and fashion and now she’s finally landed a spot on a magazine cover!
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Through her association with the popular reality show, Williams has managed to launch her Go Naked Hair line of extensions, a shapewear collection (Bodied By Porsha) and has a line of lingerie and accessories launching in the near future.
[FLASHBACK: Porsha’s ‘Naked Lingerie’ Launch Featured on David Tutero’s ‘CELEBrations’… (PHOTOS/VIDEO)]
The RHOA/Dish Nation star is now taking center stage on the cover of Upscale Magazine’s March/April Beauty issue… her first ever magazine cover! And to top that off, she’s being featured in an eight-page spread (shot by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks) and has plenty to share when it comes to beauty!
More photos + excerpts from Porsha’s Upscale magazine feature below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH! Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her former BFF Kim Zolciak-Biermann are finally reuniting on the small screen.
The ladies each gained their own unique following during their antics on the first few seasons of RHOA, but somewhere down the line, their friendship crumbled and failed.
[FLASHBACK: Nene & Kim Reunite on WWHL (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
After making amends during the RHOA reunion show, the pair have been cordial but who knew they were orchestrating their own road-trip themed spin-off show?!?
Welp… the cat’s finally outta the bag. Nene and Kim are next up on the reality show spin-off bus and they will once again join forces together onscreen. This time, the pair will embark on an epic ‘reality’ show field trip on Bravo.
Details about Nene & Kim’s new spin-off show below… Continue Reading…
Earlier this year it was revealed that Clifford “T.I.” Harris had his sights on a new entrepreneurial venture as an Atlanta restauranteur.
[FLASHBACK: Newsflash! T.I.’s New ‘Hustle’ Will Be Atlanta Area Restaurant!]
Tip, with wife, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle-Harris by his side, recently celebrated as his vision finally came to life!
While there are reportedly a few hiccups delaying it’s grand opening, it seems that Tip’s new restaurant, Scales 925 is almost ready to feed the world.
The popular rap/reality star held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday (March 27, 2015) to commemorate the opening of his brand new upscale eatery, which is the former location of FAB (French American Brasserie) in downtown Atlanta.
Attendees included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and first lady Sara Langford-Reed , Councilman Kwanza Hall and his wife, Natalie Hall and several of Tip’s friends, family and supporters.
Photos from the celebration below… Continue Reading…
Rapper/actor/entrepreNe-gro Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges played host to an intimate screening for “Furious 7” in Atlanta over the weekend.
Ludacris’s new wife Eudoxie, who is basking in the glow of her first pregnancy, is currently out of town so Luda brought along fellow actor and good friend Lorenz Tate to enjoy the flick.
The screening, held at Atlanta’s Regal Atlantic Station, drew several of Luda’s hometown friends and family.
More photos from Luda’s ‘Furious 7′ screening + watch the official trailer for the film below… Continue Reading…