If you’re from anywhere NEAR the Atlanta area, you already know that Coca-Cola is THE soft drink of choice for us ATLiens.
With the “A” being Coke’s primary headquarters and the city in which the worldwide brand was created, it’s only natural for it’s residents to favor their hometown’s creation and it’s secret recipe has always been a sacred thing.
So whooda thought that an internet radio show would obtain that info and put it in the streets for free?
Especially considering the fact that one of Coke’s own secretaries risked life and limb to sell that bit of valuable information to their rival soft drink competitor PepsiCo for a few million dollars (only to be ratted out and subsequently sentenced to 8 years in prison).
[CLICK HERE to revisit that sordid tale of corporate espionage.]
But I digress…
An Atlanta pharmacist named John Pemberton is credited with inventing the popular soda and his original recipe was written down in a binder that also contained the ingredients of various ointments and medicines that had been passed down from generation to generation.
A photograph of that recipe, from that very recipe book, was published in the Feb. 18, 1979, edition of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and no one has ever realized it’s significance… until now.
In case you’re wondering what’s (allegedly) in Coke’s secret recipe, check out the historical photo PLUS details below: Continue Reading…
CeeLo Green performed his hit song “F*ck You” aka “Forget You” during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards wearing a bright colored feathery ensemble. Lo performed the song as a duet with Gwyneth Paltrow and they were joined by a slew of muppet characters.
Lo’s stylist, Shawn Barton reveals that it was Elton John’s classic muppet performance that sparked her creativity in Ceelo’s costume.
Cee Lo is a huge fan of Elton John. It was an homage to Elton. Cee Lo remembered that episode on The Muppets from when he was maybe about 5 years old.
El started his comeback with a performance at the 2010 Essence Festival, followed by a show-stopping performance at last year’s BET Awards. He also scored two Grammy nominations?for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
Debarge was scheduled to perform on “The Intimacy Tour” alongside Grammy-nominated singer KEM, he also had secured a gig as the opening act for Mary J. Blige and planned to tour extensively on his own in 2011.
Now those tours… and his comeback, are on an “indefinite” hold.
Debarge has been open about his struggles with drug abuse – particularly crack and heroin and had even been featured in StraightFromTheA.com’s mugshot mania collection prior to cleaning up his act.
The ladies of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” went head to head with Grammy Awards last night for Part one of their Season 3 Reunion Show.
As usual, there was lots of yelling and neck rolling (ala NeNe Leakes) as well as some “true confessions”…
Honorable mentions for the reunion show include, Sheree’s response about her arms being too muscular, Kandi speaking about the all the money Kim Zolciak made from her hard work, Phaedra calls NeNe out about lying about knowing her, just about everyone on the set (except Phaedra) admitted to having some sort of plastic surgery procedure and NeNe yells and screams at Kim about race relations.
In case you missed Part 1 of the reunions show, check out photos + video below: Continue Reading…
Clifford “T.I.” Harris is on his road to redemption… somewhere chillin’ in a minimum security facility studying his dictionary, but that doesn’t mean he can’t face a lawsuit out here in the real world.
The relatives of Joseph Williams, a deceased man whose body was filmed in Atlanta and shown on the T.I.’s MTV reality show, have filed a lawsuit against Tip, complaining that the airing of the corpse on television was disrespectful and done without their consent.
NeNe Leakes has apparently scared the sh*t out of another one of her Celebrity Apprentice cast mates.? Supermodel Nikki Taylor first made the statement that NeNe’s loud mouth frightened her on the set… and now Star Jones has hired security to protect her from NeNe.
As the battle between NeNe and Star continues, it’s become quite apparent that the two don’t particularly care for one another. Rumor has it that Star actually feels physically threatened by the reality show diva, and fears for her personal safety so she hired a bodyguard.