Ambassador Andrew Young playfully poses with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during Young’s 83rd birthday celebration Sunday evening (May 17, 2015).
“I don’t think I’m going to blow out any candles,” the youthful Young quipped during a brief interview just before the event, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and benefiting the Andrew J. Young Foundation.
“I’ve got a few more things on my bucket list. Enough to keep me going another 20 years.”
In addition to the guest of honor and his wife Carolyn Young (pictured above as they share a kiss), guests included Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife Sara Langford-Reed, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr., film director Ava Duvernay (SELMA), Martin Luther King III, Keri Hilson, Evander Holyfield, Ludacris‘ wife Eudoxie Fabiola Agnan Bridges, comedian Chris Tucker and fiancée Cynne Simpson, Lyfe Jennings, Ryan & Marsha Glover and many more.
Photos from Young’s 83rd birthday extravaganza below… Continue Reading…
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A few of Atlanta’ s ‘who’s who’ were spotted at Privè nightclub for Mr. Rugg’s annual All White Party Saturday evening (May 16, 2015).
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The event, sponsored by Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment seemed more like a pajama jammy jam and or an ode to Prince’s Purple Rain than a white party… but what do I know.
Some of the notables in attendance included rapper Young Thug, Monyetta Shaw (Atlanta Exes), Malaysia (BBWLA) and Tammy Rivera (formerly of LHHATL) all rocked their frilly white attire as they partied like it’s 1999.
Photos below… Continue Reading…
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Former ‘R&B Diva’ Kelly Price has officially declared war against her local CVS drug store.
The singer hit her Facebook page recently accusing the drugstore chain of refusing to fill certain prescriptions in what are considered to be ‘bad’ neighborhoods.
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Early Tuesday morning, around 1 am, the Grammy nominated R&B singer stopped by a 24 hour CVS Pharmacy in Carson, California for painkillers in advance of dental surgery she was having and was old by the pharmacist on duty that they didn’t fill certain prescriptions after midnight because of the area where the store was located.
Price was offended because she believes such a refusal wouldn’t have happened in a neighborhood with a higher socio-economic status and a different demographic makeup.
“I was offended for anybody who lives in a neighborhood that may not be considered the upper echelon – where expensive homes are. Or where six- and seven-figure earners live.”
Price hit her Facebook page to explain her position and to appropriately put the drug store on blast. In an open letter titled ‘SHAME ON YOU CVS,’ Price details her frustration with the drug chainand calls them out on what she feels are discriminatory practices.
More details + read Price’s lengthy Facebook below… Continue Reading…
Kanye West hit the stage for the crowd raising closing act of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last night (May 17, 2015) but the performance didn’t seem to go quite as planned.
Many predicted West’s performance would be the ‘most talked about’ set of the evening as he was scheduled to perform at least two of his hit songs.
Kanye, who was introduced by his two sister’s in-law, Kyle & Kendall Jenner, performed his latest single “All Day” and “Black Skinhead,” off Yeezus, complete with sparks, flames, dancing, and everything you’d expect from the superstar…. yet there were several issues.
First, smoke from the onstage flames prevented the television viewing audience from even SEEING Ye, (who slayed onstage along with Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, and then performed his Yeezus cut solo).
Second, and most importantly, the television audience couldn’t HEAR most of the performance since ABC ended up bleeping out about 75% of it.
In case you missed the fiasco, check out video of Kanye’s performance below… Continue Reading…
Newsflash!! Usher Raymond is sick and tired of being stalked and he’s not gonna take it anymore!!
The iconic crooner’s ‘alleged’ stalker Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw has reportedly ‘stalked’ him for years online and off, and the self-professed ‘superfan’ actually showed up twice to Usher’s Johns Creek home (click HERE if you missed that).
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Those incidents earned Usher a 1 year restraining order in July 2012 against Jones-Rakestraw, where she was arrested for criminal trespassing and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
When the order ended in 2013, Jones-Rakestraw ‘allegedly’ began harassing Usher yet again, even leaving messages for his attorney. He then filed a 2nd restraining order, which resulted in brief arrest.
None of this has quelled Jones-Rakestraw’s obsession with her idol and she now faces a THIRD restraining order from Usher after her continued efforts to connect with the superstar!
More details about Usher’s 3rd restraining order against Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw below… Continue Reading…
Kenya Moore of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has finally spoken out about the drama surrounding her married ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ boyfriend.
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While she didn’t address the wife’s recent comments (click HERE if you missed that), Moore says that she knows for a fact that James Freeman (her MM Match) was dating them both at the same time.
She tells Extra’s AJ Calloway:
“We did the show in November and there’s evidence of me being out, and [having] birthday dinners together. My birthday was at the end of January, so that’s pretty clear, but it is what it is.”
Calloway also spoke with “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, who has caught quite a bit of flack from the situation. She seems to feel she did her due diligence, the man was ‘marriage minded’ and found what he wanted… it just wasn’t Kenya.
Details + video of both Patti & Kenya’s statements about the ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ scandal below… Continue Reading…