Mar, 21 2011 | Written by ATLien
Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas searched high & low for love during two seasons of her VH1 reality dating show ‘What Chilli Wants’ but oddly enough, she’s still without a man.
Chilli hit up SoftSheen-Carson’s “Picture Of Strength” benefit event last weekend in California to raise money for ‘A Place Called Home’, a youth safe-haven in South Central.
The TLC diva attended solo and admits that she is still seeking a long-term relationship… she?d like another child…. and now she is likely to go at it again without a “relationship” coach or cameras.
?I?m not a desperate person or insecure to the point I have to have a man to validate who I am. I don?t know. I?m in the same place,? she said.
?I?m glad I had this season,? Chilli said, of the recently concluded eight-episode second season shot last fall. ?I met a lot of nice people. I?m sure most women would have more patience than me.?
So ‘what Chilli wants’ is still a bonafide mystery…. and while she may not have ended the show with a soulmate, she did get a paycheck and more public exposure than she?s gotten in years.
More photos of Chilli at SoftSheen-Carson’s “Picture Of Strength” event below:
More photos from this event HERE.
In case you missed it:
Chilli’s Reality Show Sidekick Seems A Bit Salty…
?What Chilli Wants? Atlanta Premiere Party? [PHOTOS]
What Chilli Wants is a Religious Man and More Babies?
Chilli Hits the 2010 Soul Train Awards with a Hot Male Model?
Rozonda ?Chilli? Thomas Lends a Hand to Planet Hollywood? [PHOTOS]
Mar, 18 2011 | Written by ATLien
Jennifer Hudson was a vision in purple last night as she performed for Atlanta radio station V-103’s Soul Sessions.
I wasn’t planning on attending the event but I’m so glad I did! Jennifer gave a wonderful performance!
The suddenly slender award winning singer/actress wowed the crowd by singing a slew of her new hits from her upcoming album “I Remember Me,” as her fiance David Otunga and their adorable little son, David Jr. cheered on from the sidelines.
I loved the way J-Hud interacted with the crowed. She even walked through the audience while she sung a few of her songs.
[Sidebar:? It was hilarious when she almost ran me over when she first came out. I though she was headed toward the stage then she abruptly turn and walked down the aisle…. (video snippit) ]
Jennifer also surprised the crowd with an encore as she returned to the stage for a performance of her Dreamgirls hit, “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”.
Hearing her sing it live gave me chills… she is such an awesome inspirational performer!
More photos PLUS video below: Continue Reading…
Mar, 18 2011 | Written by ATLien
Ciara was spotted departing a medical building on Bedford Blvd in Beverly Hills recently. The Gimme Dat diva was rocking an 80’s tee, denim short shorts and combat boots.
In case you were wondering about her “puckered up” tee, CiCi is wearing a Torn ?Gilliane Lips? v-neck t-shirt (Retail: $74). This lightweight jersey fit t-shirt features red lips printed on the front and a high-low cut hem.
More details about Ciara’s vintage inspired t-shirt HERE.
What’s your vote on CiCi’s casual swag?
Mar, 16 2011 | Written by ATLien
Season 2 of the popular ATL Live on the Park showcase series, hosted by Kenny Burns and founded by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, kicked off last night with R&B veterans Jagged Edge headlining an unforgettable show.
JE hit the stage and thrilled the crowd with classics such as ?Let?s Get Married,? ?I Gotta Be? and ?Where the Party At? and Kelly Price surprised the audience with an impromptu performance of her single ?Tired.?
During the event, a Jagged Edge twin got a lil diva-ish and mananged to piss off RL (of next) ~ click HERE for that story — but otherwise it was all love for the home team during the show.
As usual, all the who’s who of Atlanta’s music industry were in the building, including Ludacris, Kelly Price, RL (of next), Jazze Pha, Chaka Zulu, Bryan Michael Cox, Devyne Stephens, Latavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny’s Child), Real Housewives of Atlanta?s Peter Thomas and Lawrence Washington and more.
Photos below: Continue Reading…
Mar, 14 2011 | Written by ATLien
Melanie Fiona recently became “every woman” (literally) for a Derek Blanks alter-ego photo shoot in honor of Women’s History Month.
The Grammy-nominated singer says she wanted to show the strength of women throughout time.
“In this portrait, I am the face of every woman who ever stood, fought, or perished, for the rights and strength of a progressive cause,” she says.
Fiona is also preparing to release her sophomore album, “The MF Life.” Fiona spoke candidly with ESSENCE about her “Every Woman” photo shoot and explains exactly what she means by”MF Life”.
Melanie’s “MF Life” definition PLUS more photos & behind the scenes video below: Continue Reading…
Mar, 10 2011 | Written by ATLien
Mike Bigga aka Killer Mike and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton collaborate on the remix to Mike’s “Ready Set Go.”? It also features the original verse from T.I.
What’s today… the 10th? “Rent due and y’all nicca’s delinquent!” *Killer Mike Voice*
Check out a bit of behind the scenes footage from Stankonia of Killer Mike & Big creating the remix PLUS listen/Download Killer Mike’s remix of “Ready Set Go” below: Continue Reading…