NEWSFLASH!! Super producer Will Packer turned 40 this year… April 11th to be exact, and the super producer spent an entire weekend celebrating with a slew of his celebrity friends.
The Atlanta-based filmmaker responsible for hits like Think Like A Man, Takers, Ride Along and more celebrated his big 4-oh on the island of Nassau, Bahamas April 11-13, 2014 in epic fashion.
Joined by his fiancée Heather Hayslett, Packer played host to nearly 200 of his family and friends, several of which have starred in his film. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined in on all the fun!
Other attendees included: Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, La La Anthony, Michael Ealy, Angie Martinez, Tika Sumpter, DJ Drama, Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker, David Banner, Affion Crockett, BET President Stephen G. Hill, E! News Anchor Terrence J, Directors Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man), Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer) and Rob Hardy (Criminal Minds, Bones), Magazine execs Vanessa Bush (Editor In Chief, Essence magazine) and Mitzi Miller (Editor In Chief, Jet magazine), Angie Beyince, Jerome Bettis, Nephew Tommy, Po Johnson, Oronde Garrett, Terri Vaughn & Karon Riley, The Honorable Terrinee L. Gundy, Will Packer Productions executives Barbara Dreyfuss and Korin D. Huggins and more…
Ne-Yo (aka Schaffer Smith) and his Compound Foundation partnered with the Atlanta area Boys and Girls club to give back to the community.
The Grammy award winning singer/songwriter enlisted a few of his celebrity friends who all showed support for the worthy cause. Ne-Yo shared his good fortune with about 500 underprivileged children, who were treated to an early Christmas yesterday evening (December 5, 2013).
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Keyshia Knight-Pulliam, Deon Grant, Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, Nicole Lyons, Bobby V and more all came out to show support.
And in honor of Ne-Yo’s good deeds, Toys for Tots even presented the talented artist with an award From the Unted States Marines!
Self-professed ‘mayor of Atlanta’ Jermaine Dupri gathered up all of his SoSo Def artists and headed to Atlanta’s city hall earlier today (January 15, 2013).
Dupri, the founder & CEO of SoSo Def, was joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as he held a press conference to reveal what is being billed as a huge historic event in Atlanta’s musical history.
The So So Def label was once home to platinum-selling acts such as Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, and Dupri announced during the conference that they will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music by hosting at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23rd!
I wanna thank,Jagged Edge,Da brat,Kris Kross,xscape,Bone Crusher,Dondria,for coming to the press conference
Reed made an announcement earlier this week, stating he went through considerable personal reflection on the issue and changed his mind after discussions with Atlanta’s lesbian and gay communities, as well as his own father and chief of staff.
“This seems to me to be a natural place to be,” Reed said.
“Candidly, I didn’t feel any pressure. … If I wanted to play politics, I would have done it when I was in third place in the mayoral election [in 2009] and in front of the gay and lesbian community saying I was not supportive of marriage equality. … As a result of that, I suffered great political harm.”
Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m sure many of you are still eating leftovers right this very second.
As you sit there giving thanks for your cold turkey salad sammich, there are also many needy families who are probably giving thanks right now for the charitable contributions received during the holidays.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Shanti Das along with Teddy Riley & Blackstreet played host to “No Reservations Needed” a new meal service initiative held to benefit Atlanta’s homeless community.
Trina Braxton and her husband Gabe Solis attended the event to lend a hand and give back to the community.