Last Sunday evening, CEO of UpFront Megatainment Devyne Stephens (pictured with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed) hosted his 40th birthday bash and made his grand entrance via helicopter.
“Devyne Stephens’ 40th Birthday Extravaganza: Fantasy Island” was held at “Dreamland,” Devyne’s private residence, and guests were treated to a whole lotta extra (hence the title of this post).
DeVyne made sure he brought 40 in with style as a laser show and hula dancers greeting guests. There were also bare chested men on hand to carry in DeVyne’s huge birthday cake and live performances by R&B newcomers Timothy Bloom and V. Bozeman.
DeVyne & Ciara
Also spotted celebrating in the name of DeVyne’s 40th year on earth was Akon, Jasmine Guy, LisaRaye, LA Lakers’ Ron Artest, Too Short, T-Mo (Goodie Mobb), Dallas Austin, Q from 112, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks… and many many many more!
Event producers Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols did a wonderful job bring together over 300 Atlanta tastemakers and music industry insiders to celebrated the One-Year Anniversary of the event, held at Park Tavern in midtown.
Heralded as the most exclusive live music showcase in the city author/musician Fonzworth Bentley wowed the crowd with his expertly choreographed routine and R&B group NEXT reunited as headliners of the hot show.
When RL spotted 112’s Q Parker sitting in the audience alongside his wife Sherlinda, he handed him the mic urging him to sing a few bars.
Q first sung a lick while sitting but soon hit the stage, giving the hyped crowed a brief 112 flashback…
In case you’ve been wondering… Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has left the south side and jetted off to the west coast for greener pastures.
Sheree was spotted in L.A. recently lunching with a friend at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood, before heading out to Las Vegas. She was also spotted previously “lunching” with fellow reality show vixen Omarosa.
If you recall, Sheree’ proclaimed during season 3 of the show that she would be pursuing acting. Perhaps her venture to LA LA land is her first step towards her new career on the big screen.
See… she’s already “acting” like she doesn’t see the cameras! Great job Sheree’… I’m impressed!
The season 3 finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was a snooze fest but that doesn’t mean we can’t all appreciate the beauty of a network sponsored wedding.
RHOA newbie and former model Cynthia Bailey tied the knot to her boo Peter Thomas last Summer at Atlanta’s Fernbank museum. Apparently there was more drama off camera than on, but that’s a moot point. We still have the reunion show to look forward to in a few weeks.
Attorney Phaedra Parks, Sheree Whitfield & Kim Zolciak all look amazing!
I gave you the scoop last week about Kim Zolciak’s new spin-off. [click here if you missed it.] Perhaps next year, we’ll be seeing photos of her wedding too.
At any rate, check out the behind the scenes photos from Cynthia & Peter’s lavish celebration below: Continue Reading…
The Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG) in partnership with Ford Motor Company and Perennial Entertainment and Sports celebrated the 2010 Winter Ball: Phoenix Rising in honor of Grammy award-winning artist Toni Braxton and global humanitarian Martin Luther King III on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Delta Heritage Museum.
CRG presented their Phoenix Award to Toni Braxton for her hard work and community service with Autism Speaks and the American Heart Association. Martin Luther King III was honored for his global humanitarian efforts and work as President of the King Center. Both honorees were also recognized for their resilience and ability to thrive in challenging times.
Guests enjoyed artistic performances by Buenos Aires Tango Academy of Atlanta, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Belvedere Intense, music by super producer Bryan-Michael Cox and DJ E-Class and a keynote address from Chaka Zulu, CEO of DTP Records.
Others spotted at the swanky danky annual event included “housewives” of Atlanta, Sheree’ Whitfield and Cynthia Bailey (joined by her hubby Peter Thomas), Mayor Kasim Reed, Ryan Glover, producer DrummaBoy, Andrea Kelly (Celebrity Choreographer & ex-wife of R-uh), Dionne Farris (Singer / Songwriter) and more.
Photos from CRG’s Winter Ball extravaganza + video of Toni Braxton’s acceptance speech below: Continue Reading…