Tyler Perry‘s infamous Madea character will be pounding the pavement soon. No… Tyler hasn’t retired the grey haired matronly character, but is returning her to her roots. The chitlin circuit. Tyler announced recently via his email message blog (yeah he’s old school), that a new Madea play will be headed on tour in several cities nationwide.
I wanted to tell you this before the tickets went on sale in most places….Madea is officially going on tour! That’s right, a Madea play, live on tour! I have managed to carve out about a year to go on the road and see you all again.
I gotta tell you, I have missed you. There is nothing like a live performance and if you’ve never seen a Madea play, then you haven’t seen Madea at all. It is an experience, just ask someone who’s seen it…..SMILE
It’s been 5 years since I’ve been on the road and the timing just happened to fall right into place. I needed to get away from Hollywood for a second…clear my head. There is no better way to do that than to come out and see your faces and be reminded of where this all started.
The show is called MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY. I’m going to come through as many cities as I can. I know I can’t get to all of them but I’ll try and get as close as I can.
Did he actually type “smile”? I can’t. 😆
Regardless of the countless criticism received, the Madea saga just keeps right on rolling. I guess nothing can stop a wealthy Black man in a dress! Check out a list of planned tour dates below: Continue Reading…
During the 2009 American Music Awards, Drake announced Mary J. Blige as “my mother’s favorite woman in the world.” I thought it was odd, considering he’d made an appearance on Mary’s hit single, “The One” but it probably wasn’t meant as a diss. Although it sounded like one.
I’m sure Mary’s new album cover isn’t meant as a diss either, it’s just plain ole Mary but she appears older, wiser and umm… yeah, Stronger.
Peep the cover art for Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger” below: Continue Reading…
Polow Da Don’s Zone 4 Record Label held their 3rd annual Turkey Giveaway last week at Greenbriar Mall. The Zone 4 family gave away 500 turkeys to southwest Atlanta residents and also treated the area with a carnival complete with live performances from several of Atlanta’s favs. Performers included Monica, Keri Hilson, Rich Kids, Wacka Flacka, DJ Unk, Dorrough and many more.
Zone 4’s new artist Ester Dean made a rare appearance along with several other celebs including, Fonzworth Bentley, Devyne Stephens, Pastor Troy, Teyana Taylor, and BET’s Terrance J.
The super producer brought along his staff, community volunteers and Atlanta radio station V103 along with Greg Street provided a live broadcast during the free benefit concert in Polow’s old neighborhood of zone 4. Polow was even presented an award from the City of Atlanta for his achievements within the community.
Keri Hilson & Monica
More photos + performance videos below: Continue Reading…
The 2009 Soul Train Awards finally aired last night after taking over Atlanta several weeks ago. Hosted by Academy Award nominated actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the show was taped at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center and was returning to the stage after being picked up by BET’s new sister station Centric. The annual event returned after a two year hiatus, which began after the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
The Don Cornelius founded franchise and awards show brought back plenty of “Love, Peace, and Soul” during its two-hour debut on the new network and performances honored the careers and musical influences of Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson and the legendary Motown records.
My favorite performance of the evening was Raheem DeVaughn’s “Bulletproof” which featured Ludacris and Professor Griff but the most controversial was Toni Braxton’s “Yesterday” featuring Trey Songz. Braxton’s performance ended with the kiss that some say sparked the demise of her marriage, although that’s highly doubtful.
Click here for photos from the event + in case you missed it last night, you can also catch videos of all the performances below: Continue Reading…
In addition to all the drama surrounding Tiger Woods recent car accident, he may actually be torn between two lovers. Tiger has been said to be getting a bit of side action and it looks like his wife, Elin Nordegren-Woods ain’t havin it. The two have faced media scrutiny this entire weekend after Tiger was involved in an accident in his driveway just a day after media outlets revealed Tiger’s cheatin ways.
According to the original “story”, Tiger’s SUV hit a tree and a fire hydrant in his driveway and he had to be physically removed from the vehicle by his wife, who stated she had to brake a window in the vehicle with a nine-iron golf club. Neighbors in the swanky community quickly called authorities, who reported seeing Elin standing over an unconscious Tiger.
The neighbor’s 911 call was released yesterday (audio below) while Tiger is still dodging questions about the accident.
Kanye West won another prestigious award recently. In an online Thankgsiving reader’s poll on AOL, West was voted biggest “turkey” of 2009. The five-day survey wrapped on Monday with 42 percent of nearly 75,000 voters honoring West with the holiday title.
Kanye beat out four less famous fowl-ups for the dubious distinction, including Jon Gosselin (29 percent), Levi Johnston (16 percent), Spencer Pratt (10 percent) and Michael Lohan (3 percent).
The apparent reason for Kanye’s award, Taylor Swift, was also in the running for an award. Swift received 2nd place in the “Who would you like to invite to Thanksgiving dinner?” poll, losing to George Clooney. The Oscar-winning hunk nabbed 39 percent of the votes, with Swift getting 32 percent.
Americans who voted were torn between whose Thanksgiving celebration they’d like to attend. 34 percent chose the Jackson family, 31 percent picked Tom, Katie and Suri Cruise and 17 percent chose the Gosselins (although I doubt they dined together).
Socialite Kim Kardashian was the celeb most wanted to shop with on Black Friday. She received 30 percent of votes in that category, with Victoria Beckham trailing with 26 percent.
I didn’t vote, but I think Jon Gosselin is a way bigger Turkey than Kanye will ever be…. and as for shopping with Kim, only if she sharing her credit limit. I can do bad all by myself…