Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer played host to a special VIP screening of their new film, ‘BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT’ in Atlanta last night (Thursday, March 17, 2016).
The event was held at Regal Atlantic Station and WVEE-FM’s Wanda Smith kicked off the screening, which included a special presentation from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Reed presented both Ice and Cedric the notable Phoenix Award for contributing to the growing Atlanta film community, as the movie was filmed in the city.
Attendees included: Silento (Hip Hop Artist “Watch Me Whip, Nae Nae”), Sheree Whitfield (RHOA), Demetria McKinney, Jamal ‘Gravy’ Woolard, Derek J (Celebrity Hairstylist, RHOA, Fashion Queens), Momma Dee (LHHATL), Gocha Hawkins (LA Hair), Beautti J (Cutting It in the ATL), Kawan “KP” Prather (Grammy Award Winning Producer of Kendrick’ Lamar’s “Alright”), Edwin Jackson (Indianopolis Colts), Lavon Hooks (Pittsburgh Steelers), Chris Douglas (Buffalo Bills) and many more.
Photos from the screening below… Continue Reading…
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Grand opening/grand closing! If haven’t seen Nene Leakes in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway, you officially missed your chance.
[FLASHBACK: NeNe Leakes Celebrates ‘Chicago on Broadway’ Debut… (PHOTOS)]
While you were watching all the Miami messiness unfold on The Real Housewives of Atlanta last Sunday, ‘housewife’ Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter Thomas were one of many who attended as Nene Leakes ended a 4-week run in the hit stage play ‘Chicago on Broadway (December 20, 2015).
I was also invited to see the production first hand and was quite impressed with Nene’s performance as the infamous Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. (Sure, I’m gonna be labeled as ‘biased’ but she totally rocked the packed house!)
Nene’s voice was amazing and she added a ton of flair to the live production. But needless to say, after spending weeks away from home, the Atlanta ‘housewife’ was looking forward to celebrating the holidays with her family.
As she took a final tearful bow, Nene was presented with flowers from several friends, family and supporters. The first being her hubby Gregg Leakes, who proudly walked up to the stage with a bouquet for his lady love!
Nene was then treated to a celebratory dinner at TAO in NYC surrounded by friends, family and supporters.
Photos below… Continue Reading…
Real music is back!! Monica aka Monica Brown played host to a private listening session for her upcoming CODE RED project and I had the pleasure of attending last night (August 27, 2015).
CODE RED, Mo’s eighth studio album, is scheduled for release September 18, 2015 but the songstress gave a few of Atlanta’s top tastemakers, media, and DJ’s a sneak peek of her project during the preview, held at Atlanta’s Patchwerk Recording Studio.
Monica says she named the album ‘CODE RED’ because R&B music today needs to be revitalized or ‘brought back to life. She explains her album title as follows:
When my first record dropped, I was only 13 years old. So now at 34, I look back at it and I can see how important it was for our generation.
So trying to reconnect to an entirely different generation of people, but with the same love and the same music. I look at it as a ‘re-introduction’.
Attendees included Mo’s husband, Shannon Brown, Polow Da Don, Young Jeezy, Kap-G and many more.
Check out photos from Monica’s ‘Code Red’ listening session below… Continue Reading…
After celebrating my birthday in Miami last week, I had the distinct pleasure of appearing HOT105FM alongside fellow bloggers, Darius Williams (aka Darius Cooks
) and Quintin Latham (aka Funky Dineva
) last Sunday night (August 23, 2015).
Miami’s own Jill Tracey (of Hot105’s ‘Hot Talk w/Jill Tracey) was kind enough to invite us all to appear on her radio show to discuss our various experiences in being an online entrepreneur, but the official topic was ‘if your social media isn’t making money, then it don’t make sense’.
Each of us brought something different to the table and it made for interesting conversation.
For the record, I apologize for the lack of blawg posts lately… but I needed a BREAK!!
Rest assured that things will be back to normal soon, but in the meantime… in case you missed it, check out our ‘Bloggers’ Hot Talk radio segment below… Continue Reading…
Yung Joc and his lady love Khadiyah were among guests invited to an advanced screening for the new film ‘Vacation’, which was held at Regal Atlantic Station theatre last night (July 27, 2015).
The event was one of several ‘influencer’ screenings across the country, sponsored by Warner Bros. to create interest in upcoming flicks and the remake of National Lampoon’s Vacation was up next on the list.
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films), takes the family on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.
Janee Bolden of Bossip and V-103’s Ryan Cameron played host to the Atlanta event and attendees included “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast members Yung Joc, Khadiyah Lewis and Shay Johnson; Michelle Brown (StraightFromTheA), Mushiya Tshikuka (WE tv’s “Cutting It: In the ATL”), Egypt Sherrod (HGTV’s “Property Virgins”), Gocha Hawkins (WE tv’s “LA Hair”), Dice Dixon (VH1’s “LaLa’s Full Court), Melissa Knowles (HLN anchor), rap duo TK & Cash, Angel McCoughtry (WNBA Atlanta Dream), Jadarius Jenkins (son of rapper Jeezy) and more.
Check out photos from the Atlanta advanced screening of ‘Vacation’ below… Continue Reading…
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Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was kind enough to sit down with me for a one on one session about a week ago.
We discussed just about everything you can imagine… from her 3-part ‘Ski Trip’ spin off drama (which was resolved quite nicely in the finale – CLICK HERE if you missed that) to topics like Xscape (will there ever be a reunion?), and RHOA reunion show drama (what’s the beef between Kandi & Nene? Is she still BFF’s w/ Phaedra Parks?). Kandi answered EVERYTHING!
For the record, I wanted to do this interview because I’d HEARD that Kandi was feeling some kinda way about some things that I’d said in some of my recaps this season.
Whatever the case, we both got a chance to clear the air and she was definitely honest about her feelings.
Check out what Kandi has to say about all of the above in our in-depth one-on-one interview below… Continue Reading…
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