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I noticed a common theme while going through a few photos of the 2009 Soul Train Awards. There was quite a few lovey-dovey couples in the audience. From Ed & Lisa Wu-Hartwell to BET’s Debra Lee…. it must have been in the air 😕
Ginuwine & Sole’
Ray-J and BET’s Debra Lee
More “Boo’d Up” Couples Below: Continue Reading…
Monica, along with Rocko and their 2 beautiful sons Lil Rocko and Romelo celebrated with an afternoon of bowling and fun at Red Carpet Lanes Sunday evening. The event was filmed live for Monica’s new BET Reality Show “Still Standing” and the celebration also brought out quite a few celebs with their kiddies! Jermaine Dupri, Celebrity Photographer Derick Blanks, Rock City, and many more of Atlanta’s music community that has been down with Monica since day one, all came through to celebrate family and share in Monica’s success.
Romelo blows out his candles! He’s such a cutie!!
Lil Rock is 4? Where’d all that time go? Adorable!!
The party was billed as a birthday celebration for both Lil Rocko and Romelo but Monica let me in on a lil secret. It wasn’t actually either of the boy’s birthdays but Lil Rock wanted a day they both could share, so being the great Mom that she is…Mo gave her babies what they wanted. She explains it in the video below and also addresses why she chooses to keep her show “drama free”: Continue Reading…
Antwan “Big Boi” Patton held his annual Halloween party at Stankonia Studios last weekend with an open bar and plenty of soul food for the crew. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Big Kidz Foundation, which is Twan’s non-profit organization established to nurture the intellect of youth by providing them with culturally diverse experiences. Talk about partying with a purpose! This shindig went on til the wee hours of the morning in the Courvoisier Lounge and spread throughout the entire studio.
Jennifer (Big Kidz Foundation) and Big Boi
C-Bone (as a lil league Falcons coach) 😕 and Me (as an ATLANTA Brave)
Can you guess who this is? I’ll tell you below…
You may also recognize Big Boi’s “costume.” He states that he was “Dick Fury” (a spin off of DF/Dungeon Family) but my first impression was George Jefferson. He explains the inspriation behind his plaid suit and huge fro and you may (or may not) be surprised to hear the explanation. Video plus more party pics below: Continue Reading…
I told y’all months ago that Keyshia Cole’s Bio-Mom Frankie Lons had an upcoming Judge Mathis appearance and even told you how Frankie prevailed in court. Well…the episode aired today and it was quite a bit more tame than I expected. Frankie appeared in a good wig wearing her smart glasses and spoke eloquently about her case. She didn’t really get crunk til the end and she had already won!
I found a video for those of you who missed it but it may be gone soon. I’ll update with a better quality vid soon but beggars can’t be choosers. So enjoy!
**Video Updated** ~ 11/3/09 12:22PM
Video of Frankie on Judge Mathis below: Continue Reading…
After much hype and anticipation, the video for 50 Cent’s “Have A Baby By Me” has finally been released. The song features Ne-Yo on the vocals and Kelly Rowland stars as Fiddy’s love interest/future baby mama. Shots of the two circulated the net weeks ago during the shooting of the video and we all saw sparks on the set.
It may just be great acting, but I think these two would have some really beautiful brown babies. Check out the steamy video below:
Dr. Cornel West addressed the Tyler Perry vs. Spike Lee controversy during his book tour in Atlanta last week. In case you’ve missed all the hoopla, Tyler Perry has been facing extreme criticism over his portrayal of Black America in his films and plays. Spike Lee was even quoted comparing Tyler’s Meet The Browns characters to a modern day Amos & Andy:
‘I think there’s a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I see ads for ‘Meet the Browns’ and ‘House of Payne’ and I’m scratching my head. We’ve got a black president and we’re going back. The image is troubling and it harkens back to Amos ‘n’ Andy.”
Tyler responded via a 60 minutes interview where he was visibly upset about the comment and stated that he uses the characters as “bait” to draw in White America then hits them with storylines consisting of God, love, faith, forgiveness and family. Dr. West, in addressing the “beef” between the two filmmakers made a few comparisons as to why each approaches their subject matter differently. The well-known public intellectual spoke of Lee’s background as a well-to-do Morehouse Grad versus Tyler’s abusive childhood and life on the streets. He goes on to explain how Spike Lee is a GREAT filmmaker while Tyler Perry is a GOOD filmmaker and although Spike’s comments may have been based with good intentions, the delivery could have been better.
You’ll have to watch the video to understand but West didn’t diss Tyler, he actually gave him props. He does, however state that if Tyler’s still doing Madea at 65 THEN he has a problem. I guess that gives us about 25 more years of Madea since TP just turned 40.
Video below: Continue Reading…