NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her husband Greg were spotted boo’d up in the corner of the Belvedere Lounge during the 2011 Essence Festival last weekend (July 2, 2011).
The storyline of next season’s “Housewives” is rumored to be focused on Nene & Greg’s “divorce,” so it’s obvious why the two made sure they weren’t photographed together. If you recall, Lisa Wu-Hartwell was booted from the show after she WOULDN’T pretend there was drama in her marriage, apparently NeNe & Greg have decided to play the game.
Greg sat around looking bored in the corner while NeNe left to pose on the red carpet…
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Acclaimed author Terrance Dean hit Atlanta last week to host a discussion panel on “Young, Black, Gifted & Gay: Powerful Men in the Entertainment Industry and Our Allies in Partnership” at Outwrite Book Store (June 29, 2011).
Panelists included fellow bloggers Drama Dupree and Gyant (GyantUnplugged), Adrian J. Daniel (aka Sir Daniel of Better Days Radio), George Smith (creator of Black Gay reality series “Tha Life”), Lonnell Williams (3LWTV), and Maurice Jamal (Filmaker/Founder Glo-TV).
I was also thrown into the mix to add my take on the situation as a straight woman and it was quite an experience!
Terrance’s first book, Hiding in Hip-Hop: Confessions of a Down-Low Brother in the Entertainment Industry, sparked a ton of controversy last year when everyone speculated about the identity of the “DL” entertainer featured in the book.
[READ: Gay Rapper “Tell-All” Book No Surprise to Hip-Hop Heads]
Dean moderated the panel discussion as each of the participants shared their experiences… Continue Reading…
Here’s a bit of good news for Atlanta’s job market… Facebook may be coming to save the day!
Word on the curb is that the world’s most popular social networking site is planning to open an office in the Atlanta area soon!!!
The news leaked out after Facebook secured an Atlanta building permit to renovate a midtown Atlanta office building. Continue Reading…
So you may have heard that the “A” Team (Michelle Brown (ATLien) and Joi Pearson) hit up New Orleans, Louisiana this year for the 2011 Essence Music Festival.
The trip itself became somewhat of a ritual for my girlfriends and I about 4 years ago but last year I decided that since I was going anyway, I would cover Essence for StraightFromTheA.
Some of my highest trafficked blogs were spawned from incidents that occurred during that hot & sweaty weekend….
Monica Kicks off 2010 Essence Festival
WTF?!? A Moment of Silence for that Pole…
Tyler Perry’s Response to “Boondocks” Spoof… [VIDEO]
5 Things I Learned in the Belvedere Lounge…
Well I promise you this year wasn’t any different!? So while I get my wits about me, check out my collection of “on the scene” photos that were posted on my personal site [IamATLien.com]. Each and every photo has a story….
Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) & ATLien
Tami is cool as hell and I love her to death. I spotted her backstage with her fellow “basketball wives” Evelyn Lozado and Continue Reading…
A series of disturbing public announcements were sent out via FOXnewspolitics’ twitter account stating that the President of the United States had shot dead during an assassination.
Twitter went bananas last night! With many social networkers falling for the “Breaking News” but all the while, President Obama was safe and sound, spending time with his family.
Foxnews.com sent out a prepared statement about the incident, claiming they were hacked and that the “Breaking News” messages weren’t sent by anyone at Fox.
Hackers sent out several malicious and false tweets that President Obama had been assassinated. Those reports are incorrect, of course, and the president is spending the July 4 holiday with his family.
The hacking is being investigated, and FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.
This recent incident adds to a growing trend of high-profile cyber security breaches around the world, including an incident where PBS was hacked with a fake story about Tupac being alive.? The disturbing nature of Fox’s tweets has even prompted the Secret Service to get involved!
Additional details + view all of the disturbing messages that were displayed on FoxNewsPolitics’ twitter account: Continue Reading…
Jamal Paris, one of the 4 men who recently settled a sexual misconduct lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long, posed for the above mugshot after being arrested a few days ago in his new home of Miami Beach, Florida.
Jamal, the oldest of the accusers was the only one to publicly provide lengthy, in-depth details about the allegations. First in a startling open letter to Long, then in an emotional video after being ambushed by Fox I-Team reporters.
[READ: Long Accuser Breaks His Silence ~ VIDEO]
Parris is now back in the news after facing a bit of legal problems stemming from drugs and weapons. *sigh*
Details below: Continue Reading…