The 2009 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards went off without a hitch this year…well, that is until the family of the late Shakir Stewart approached the stage to accept his award. Stewart, who’s death rocked the foundation of the recording industry when he took his life in November 2008 at the age of 34, was being honored posthumously with a hall of fame induction. While this would seem to be a joyful event, the presentation of his award ended up being the most talked about situation of the evening: Continue Reading…
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Monica and Rocko pose for a beautiful family portrait along with their two kids, Lil Rock & Romero. The photos will appear in Sister2Sister magazine as the date of Monica’s reality show debut is also rapidly approaching. Set your DVR’s now…”Still Standing” will air immediately following the BET Hip Hop Awards at 10pm on October 27th and you don’t want to miss it!
Monica & Romelo
Mo also shares a few of her her family photos on the regular via her TWITTER page. Check out some behind the scenes pics of Monica’s boys preparing for the shoot: Continue Reading…
Maia Campbell, former “In the House” actress and daughter of deceased author BeBe Moore-Campbell, became famous once again after this video surfaced of the former actress acting erratically. Maia was called everything from a crackhead to a prostitute once the video hit the net, however it was soon revealed that her behavior was due to a psychological disorder. Most asked the question: Where’s her family? Why aren’t they helping? Now, after a facing a ton of criticism, Maia’s father and grandmother have come forward and released a statement to Essence Magazine addressing the events that placed Maia in such a horrible situation:
Our hearts have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love that so many of you have freely displayed in the past several days about our beloved Maia C. Campbell. Our spirits have been lifted by your words of support and your acts of kindness and we have been encouraged to continue our efforts to assist our daughter and granddaughter to become whole again.
As a family, we have been struggling with Maia in her illness for quite some time. We continue to hold fast to our faith and hope that some day she will realize that healing will begin when she decides to reach out and accept the help and treatment that have been offered to her. We all have challenges in life that we must face, but when compound problems such as mental illness and substance abuse are prevalent, it can appear that there is no way out. However, our sustaining faith and trust in God compels us to believe differently. We strongly believe that Maia will be healed.
“Gimme the LOOT!…Gimme the LOOT!”
Super celebrity photographer Derek Blanks never ceases to amaze me! During this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Derek took on the challenge of creating his signature Alter Ego scenarios for the cast members of Bravo’s most popular show. The photos were shot earlier this year but kept under wraps until the airing of last night’s show. Each housewife portrayed images thought up by fellow castmate NeNe Leakes. They’re all simply hilarious! Sheree’ Whitfield (above), widely recognized for her “7 figure settlement” statement during the first season of the show is photographed robbing herself at an ATM, while Lisa Wu-Hartwell (below) is shot portraying good vs. evil by stealing cookies from herself.
I love it! Motorcycle chick meets girl scout.
The crowd favorite, NeNe Leakes, poked fun at her former stripper self by portraying a stripper vs. a goodie two shoes in Magic City: Continue Reading…