Dr. Heavenly Kimes (Bravo Network – Married to Medicine Reality TV Star) hosts a private screening of Black & Blue along with her Dentist Dr colleagues from Los Angeles. The colleague Dr. Ijeoma Igwe just happens to be Tyrese’s favorite dentist. Especially since she played it forward during the opening week of the movie Black and Blue she went viral for buying out an entire 300 seat movie theater for the children in the community. Amazing! Dr Heavenly also played it forward by buying out a screen at the Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, GA inviting her cast-mates to also host with her.
Best friend Dr Jackie and her husband were in attendance along with her husband Curtis. Dr. Contessa and her hubby Dr Scott Metcalfe and of course Dr. Damon Kimes was present. Special guestKenny Kenglomerate(Black Designer), Terry Shropshire (Editor Rolling Out), and a host of Dr. Heavenly’s high profile Dr friends all came out to support.
Prior to Dr. Heavenly’s screening Tyrese and Director Deon Taylor along with actress/co-star Naomi Harris hosted a screening in midtown at the world famous Black owned theater on Ponce De Leon with a host of tv camera crews and a grand red carpet as Tyrese has plenty to say urging everyone to go out and support this film.
If you haven’t seen Black and Blue please go while it is still in theaters. Purchase a group of tickets and send your teenagers. There are a lot of teachable moments in this film. You will not fall asleep or be disappointed. If you loved Training Day you will love this film. Shout out to Tyrese and Naomi who were definitely the dynamic duo! No spoiler alerts in this blog. Check out the photos after the break. Continue reading Dr Heavenly hosts Black & Blue Screening -invites almost all her castmates→
Hip Hop Holiday airred at 8pm November 30th on BET Network. The show was written by Atlanta’s gem ‘Cas Sigers-Beedles’ & Directed by Terri J Vaughn and both also served as producers on the project. The ‘Reel Divas’ along with ‘Atlanta Pitch Summit’ and ‘Green Light Media” hosted a viewing party in Atlanta at the Suite Lounge, 375 Luckie Street. Continue reading Hip Hop Holiday on BET – A Nina Holiday Entertainment Debut→
Recently in the media the back and forth (black on black) discreprency between author/media mogul Charlamagne tha God (Leonard) and actor/artist LaKeith Stanfield; the two have been lashing out, well actually Leonard lashed out about a disturbing accusation. Charlamagne tha God took high offense to LaKeith Stanfield naming the Breakfast Club amongst media outlets Lipstick Alley, World Star Hip Hop and the ShadeRoom accused of perpetuating the negative when it comes to Black Folk (my interpretation).
Unfortunately, for the 25 NFL teams that showed up at the Atlanta Falcons workout training facility in Flowery Branch, GA. The former NFL quarterback and activist decided to make a last minute change in his workout venue. Although “black twitter” was outraged Kaepernick received a warm welcome by Clayton County public school officials and hundreds of fans who cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence.
Actress Terri J Vaughn decided to do something different this year to celebrate her 50th birthday. She woke up and after giving praise and thanks through prayer she decided it was time to chop off the hair and refresh for the new day. So who did she call? Her good friend and hair stylist the infamous Derek J and high-tailed it on down to the salon.
Wendy Williams receives her Hollywood Star on the Hollywood Walk of fame; yes in Hollywood, California. What better way for Williams to end the year after going through a tumultuous divorce enduring 20 years of marriage to former manager and business partner Kevin Hunter. She celebrated the star, Thursday, October 17, with close friends at Catch in West Hollywood. Continue reading Wendy Williams tears up during Hollywood Star ceremony→
Tyler Perry Names 12 Sound Stages After Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Diahann Carroll, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Sydney Poitier, Della Reese, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte
Tyler Perry’s Star studded A list celebrity party all gathered to celebrate his studio reveal was by far THY bigggest party to hit the city of Atlanta this year hands down!
Let’s just say Mr Tyler Perry’s friends really know how to show support. His friends also had some of the most amazing things to say about Mr Perry. Now I’m going to do some serious name dropping; Sydney Portier, Cicely Tyson, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Whoopie Goldberg, Queen Oprah Winfrey, Samuel Jackson, Jill Scott, Maxwell, Denzel Washington, Reuben Cannon, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Continue reading Tyler Perry Studio Reveal Biggest Party of the year in Atlanta→
For the past couple of months we have watched the ladies of Vh1 Girls cruise around the world with the Queen B. Lil’ Kim and her friends Chilli, Mya, Vena E., B. Simone, Tiffany Panhilason and Char Defrancesco set sail for the ultimate Caribbean vacation filled with hilarious antics, emotional breakthroughs and spicy romances. We didn’t know what would be the outcome for any of the ladies. Were they looking for love? Did they form new friendships? Any romance? Continue reading Vh1 Girls Cruise – B Simone made the following confession at the Reunion→
The Oscar Winner Who Became Universal’s New Superhero
Jordan Peele lands the ultimate 9 Figure deal! This is so amazing as he has been going hard working relentlessly over the past decade.With a five-year, nine-figure exclusive production deal, Universal Pictures is putting their money where their mouth is on Jordan Peele’s proven ability to excite critics and bring audiences to theaters.
Finally things are taking a turn around in Atlanta. Just when things seemed bleak with film production companies pulling out left and right and actors refusing to walk red carpets due to the heartbeat abortion law; it seemed like things were on a downward spiral.
According to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday October 1st, it just might be the day one federal judge makes a lot of people happy for the following reasons:
A federal judge temporarily blocked a law in Georgia on Tuesday that would ban abortions after six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which was supposed to take effect Jan. 1.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who filed a complaint on behalf of abortion providers in June.
“In a state with a critical shortage of medical providers and some of the highest rates of maternal and infant deaths, especially among black Georgians, politicians should focus on expanding access to reproductive care, not banning abortion before someone even knows they’re pregnant,” said Talcott Camp, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project.
The law, signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life was at risk. Federal judges have issued injunctions against similar six-week bans in several states, including Kentucky and Ohio.
Actor Michael Luwoye (The Gifted) lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law which airs Monday nights at 10pm. The Producer’s Channel got a chance to have lunch with the Michael Luwoye star catch up with him on his latest role. We thought it would be hard imagining him out of character with Nola from Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have it. However, once we saw him as attorney Anthony Little on ‘Bluff City Law’ with a totally different accent we fell more in love all over again with the new character. Continue reading Actor Michael Luwoye lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law→
Thousands of young millenials convened at the Georgia Freight Depot on September 29th to experience “Destination: Atlanta,”a one-day free music festival hosted by Journeys and adidas Originals. The second annual event included live performances from Lil Yachty,Kodie Shane, Marlo, Jamee Cornelia and Mike Floss and featured DJ sets by Heroes x Villains and Ferrari Simmons. Lifestyle influencer Kenny Burns emcee’d the event.
Guests were not only treated to a free concert, but enjoyed a variety of creative activations such as the t-shirt “Maker’s Lab,” a customize-your-adidas station, the living art wall, lawn games, a “cloud” machine and the festival’s centerpiece: the foam tower!
Amazon has handed out a ten-episode series order to a new comedy created by writer of Girls Trip – Tracy Oliver
Congrats is definitely in order for Tracy Oliver. The producers channel tv is committed to highlighting the success of black female writers, directors, producers and industry women behind the scene and on the scene. We have learned this will be done with the backing of super-producer Amy Poehler. Our good friends over at Deadline has shared that Oliver will write and executive produce an untitled, half hour, single-cam series that follows four black women and former NYU college friends “as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams.” Continue reading Amazon Orders a Tracy Oliver Comedy!→
“Always a Bridesmaid” airs September 28th on BET Network. Yvette Nicole Brown says she started writing this story over 20 years ago when she was working as an assistant. “Carrying around this floppy disk from job to job I would just keep adding to the story. 20 years later it’s complete. Had it not taken 20 years to complete it wouldn’t have wound up being the story it is today,” says Brown on The Real Talk Show. Continue reading Yvette Nicole Brown pens “Always a Bridesmaid”→
Nothing comes between a girl and her curls except the best hair products; and Curlfest did not hold back when it came to the special give-aways. The crowd was non stop pouring into Candler Park from the time the doors opened at 11am and people were still lingering around at 7pm when the event ended.
This is Us has everyone on pins and needles waiting on season 4. Well the wait is over. Tonight was the night and as usual it does not disappoint. Sterling K Brown has yet to let down his fan base and word on the streets season 4 is going to be bigger and better than anything you have seen already. We can’t seem to get enough of the characters on this series. Check out 4 things you need to know about season 4. Continue reading 4 Things You Need to Know about ‘This is Us’ Season 4→
TV One’s upcoming new original holiday film, “Dear Santa, I Need a Date.” The film stars Ray J, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Reginae Carter and Anne-Marie Johnson. This film will b directed by NAACP Image Award Recipient Terri J Vaughn.
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BET HER presents the Black Women’s Expo which took place in Atlanta, GA on September 14th & 15th at the Georgia International Convention Center. There were multiple panel rooms, live performances, vendor booths, the sounds of DJ Jahlion and beautiful BET Her pink decor everywhere.
Nicole Murphy braved the television cameras and did the walk of shame to the purple confession sofa with her head held high after being dragged for filth through the social media pages; after a photographed piture went viral of her kissing a very married Antoine Fuqua. Continue reading Nicole Murphy speaks her truth on the Wendy Show→
Curl Fest held it’s annual 2019 Curl Fest event in Atlanta, GA at Candler Park.
What an amazing Day it was with nothing but beautiful women all shapes, sizes and colors all confident in their skin. It was an typical hot Atlanta weather but a calm down in temperature from the past 99 degree weather Atlanta had been experiencing for the past week.
Hustlers exceeded the expectations of the film company who expected the movie to at least hit 30 million. Fans are excited that Cardi B is in the movie especially since the theme of the film relates to the typical lyrics her fans crave. Robbing men and using sexual tactics as the lure seems to be the new theme amongst the millenials and now some smart writers and filmmakers decided to captialize on the hot topic and create “Hustlers.” Roger Ebert had the following to say: Continue reading Hustlers opens to $33 million→
On Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta’s Piedmont Park welcomed the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways – all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. This year’s festival honored trailblazing triple-threat entertainer Angelica Ross (“POSE” on FX), Award-Winning songstress Tweet, AARP’s Hillary Thomas, Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon and style guru Japan.
Jamie Foxx showed up and showed out as Coach the the opposing team during Ludacris annual celebrity basketball game at Morehouse College auditorium. This is one of the most star studded events that happens every Labor Day weekend for the past 14 years. Ludacris’ foundation focuses on educating youth and fostering economic development; the weekend events, which are held at various places raise money that benefits the LudaCares Foundation and other children’s charities.
Michael Rainey from 50cent Starz Network hit show POWER is becoming quite the regular b-ball athlete in attendance. Isaac Hayes III, Central Park exonerated Yusef Salam, 44 year old Lorenz Tate, actor/singer Tyrese, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Star Bambi, rapper Kodi Shane, Light Skinned Keisha, Miss Mulatto, and Charlie Mack were also a few of the celebrities spotted to witness the Luda Team victory! Continue reading Jamie Foxx stunts at Luda Day weekend annual celebrity basketball game→
Jodi Gomes, Executive Producer for the documentary “One Child Left Behind” documentary didn’t hold back any stops or report any ‘fake news’ as she took the brave task of exposing the truth and interviewing as many credible people as she could when creating this masterpiece film. Personally I felt it was “everything,” to put my expression into colloquial terms. Continue reading One Child Left Behind Documentary reveals the truth – Jodi Gomes→
This time of the year is so exciting as BET celebrates women of color and major accomplishments they have made in the industry as well as philanthropic achievements that help accentuate change for a better community. Niecy Nash will serve at the 2019 host honoring Angela Bassett, Regina King, Ciara, H.E.R., Debra Martin Chase & Mothers of the Movement.
Seems Nicki Minaj is just on the chopping block with everyone this week. Everyone as in 3 people – Joe Budden, Trina the Rockstar and now Rick Ross? It’s been one heck of a week for Nicki Minaj and her barbs. Continue reading Nicki Minaj Black Girl Tragic Week→
Todd Chrisley Firm in his statement “We Did Nothing Wrong”
The person I feel for the most is Chase who’s the son of Todd Chrisley because he was well promoted on the show “Chrisley Knows Best” on the USA channel and he’s a young man who’s probably utterly embarrassed with all these allegations going on against his parents. For the sake of the children I hope Todd is correct in his claims that all of these allegations of deceitful discretions of being charged with tax evasion, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States is all due to a disgruntled ex-employee’s dastardly ways. Continue reading Todd & Julie Chrisley issued 12 count indictment→
Wendy Williams set the record straight during an interview with Fox 5 News after social media went into a frenzy when they caught word that Wendy was going to accept her ex-husband Kevin Hunter back as her business manager. It was kind of believeable news just based on studies show 40% of couples who separated end up getting back together. Also, with 25 years behind them and business matters together it may have even seemed logical this would happen. Either way Black twitter was NOT having it. Continue reading Wendy Williams Sets The Record Straight→
Tracy Oliver is the epitome of what intentional success looks like. As a female screenwriter who didn’t feel she was getting her worth out of her successful scripts; instead of complaining she put the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out the next steps she needed to take.
Porter becoming the first to earn his first Golobe and Emmy nomination this year for his role in POSE was deafinitely something to be industry celebrated. He was the first openly gay black man ever to have been nominated at the Emmys, in the category of Lead Actor in a Drama. Continue reading Billy Porter ‘POSE’ Star Discusses Being “Set Free”→
Beyond the Pole is a weekly reality series about 5 exotic dancers struggling to see life ‘Beyond the Pole.’ Serial entreprenuer, millionaire network marketer and former exotic dancer Stormy Wellington is brought in to help these ladies see their dreams of leaving the pole is not their future reality. However, several of the girls feel it’s not up to Coach Stormy to save them. They insist they know their exact game plan to leave the life of dancing on the pole and being an exotic dancer. Stormy Wellington begs to differ. Continue reading Beyond the Pole Airs on WeTV Thursdays at 10pm/9C→
Media blogs have been going viral with headlines “Dennis & Porsha Break Up”, “Porsha Heartbroken After Dennis Admits to Cheating.” What does all this mean for the future of Porsha and PJ? Before you get all bent out of shape and start feeling sorry for Porsha remember these episodes we are watching were filmed at least 4-6 months ago. That’s enough time for some major reconciling to begin.
A little birdie close to the blog told us they ran into Dennis McKinley this summer at the Bronner Bros Hair show and Dennis said the following “you know I had to go and get my family back.” Sounds like Dennis is no fool and realizes that he could really have a family and future with Porsha Williams. Since the first season of RHOA Porsha has expressed she wanted a baby and a family. She may have not gotten it right the first or second time looking for Mr Right after her divorce but seems like the third time might be a charm even though there seems to have been some bumps in the road.
We have seen Porsha really mature and seems like she wants to have her priorities in order and keep PJ closely connected to her father despite the future for her and Dennis. I think this couple will make it through the rough patches. With Dennis being on national television and knowing “the world” is watching him, I believe Dennis will do the right thing for a while at least. After all, Dennis isn’t getting any younger, and he is going to need a real partner in his corner to help him build the empire he’s accumulating with all his businesses.
Porsha already has fame and her own cash and lil PJ. She’s got an entire network and cast mates to keep her time occupied (and a check coming in). Having a husband would be a bonus and help Porsha live the American Dream but the reality of the situation is sometimes men don’t really know how to appreciate what’s right in front of them because money & power usually leads to distractions for MEN.
Either way we know Porsha is going to be just fine. She’s got her Momma and her Sister right by her side to lend a shoulder for her to lean on. Oh and her bestie Shamea Morton and baby Shya. Heck, she even has Kenya Moore and baby Brooklyn; not to mention her Dish Nation family. Porsha Williams you have real back up on your side and most important God Got Her.
The Women in Music hosted a post networking event in SW Atlanta. Gieava Stinchom LaRhonda Sutton & Philana Williams host a panel on each level of the 3 tiered venue off Metropolitan Avenue in the heart of Atlanta. This “Women in Music” network event was very enlightening and informative,
John Witherspoon’s funeral was totally filled with love in everyone’s hearts as they held on to the memories they individually shared with him. His sudden death was a shocker to everyone and the social media lines went crazy.