Executive Producer Shanté Paige Hosts UMC ‘Beyond the Pole’ screening

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Stormy Wellington (Coach), Executive Producer Shanté Paige, Lyfe Jennings with (Dancers) Lea Lea, Ling Ling, Ms. Dime, La’ Bri, Angel Kake

“Beyond the Pole” showcases some of Atlanta’s most famous strippers. Although the 6 episode docuseries is about strippers exotic dancers and their lifestyle (Beyond the Pole); the underlying message of why these girls choose to dance to make their living is far more important. What’s your life “Beyond the Pole”? Continue reading Executive Producer Shanté Paige Hosts UMC ‘Beyond the Pole’ screening

Shamea Morton’s Amazing Baby Shower at the Four Seasons Hotel

DSC_0732It’s Baby Boomer Time of the year and Shamea Morton had the most amazing Baby Shower at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  First comes love, then comes marriage and now Shamea Morton-Mwangi will soon be pushing that baby carriage. Continue reading Shamea Morton’s Amazing Baby Shower at the Four Seasons Hotel

Slim Jxmmi Celebrates B-Day ‘Great Gatsby Style’

Slim Jxmmi one half of Rae Sremmurd celebrates his birthday party with Luc Belaire (Belaire Gold), Swae Lee, Founder of Eardrummers Records Mike WiLL Made-IT, attorney Vinny Kumar, Mali Hunter, Johnnie Cabbell, Clay West and a host of Atlanta Tastemakers and Industry  Continue reading Slim Jxmmi Celebrates B-Day ‘Great Gatsby Style’

B2K Announces Reunion Tour Scheduled for 2019

One of the most popular and influencial boy band groups of the 90’s was the group managed and created by producer/director Chris B Stokes. The B2K members have all took to their social media pages to post the announcement of an upcoming tour set to start March 2019. The dates will be released on New Years Eve. Continue reading B2K Announces Reunion Tour Scheduled for 2019

TIG Founder Girvin “Fly” Henry Pays Holiday Bills For Breast Cancer Ladies at Ask April Love “Pink Awards”

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Not only was the TIG Founder “FLY” a recipient of an award at the Ask April Love first Annual “PINK Awards”; the Philanthropic FLY pays it forward literally by paying the Holiday Bills for the chosen ladies who  are currently facing breast cancer. Continue reading TIG Founder Girvin “Fly” Henry Pays Holiday Bills For Breast Cancer Ladies at Ask April Love “Pink Awards”

Director Chris Stokes presents Running Out of Time – BET

The You Got Served Writer/Director Chris Stokes has done it again! This time his BET production ” Running Out of Time” starring RonReaco Lee and Tasha Smith which airred Saturday December 1st was directed by Stokes and co-written by Marques Houston. Continue reading Director Chris Stokes presents Running Out of Time – BET

Marvel Comic co-creater Stan Lee dies at 95 – celebrities comment

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 8.43.46 PMStan Lee known legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics who will always be an American hero to all the die hard fans of Marvel comics. His fanbase covers a national as well as international fan base that will miss his presence. His Legacy will live on forever. Lee was very respected and changed the lives of many by making American Heros and Vilans from the comic books to bringing them alive on the big screen. Continue reading Marvel Comic co-creater Stan Lee dies at 95 – celebrities comment

California Fires have perished the city of Paradise- 5 victims on same street dead

The town of Paradise  in Butte County has been virtually reduced to ashes by what’s called the Camp Fire. At least 31 people have died there, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history in over 85 years. Five victims perished on a single street in Paradise, trapped in vehicles as they tried to escape the blaze, officials said. More than 200 people are unaccounted for. Firefighters were still trying to contain the roaring blaze, which broke out Thursday. Continue reading California Fires have perished the city of Paradise- 5 victims on same street dead

Will Packer partners with the Own Network to present “Ready to Love”

"Ready to Love" Premiere Watch PartyWill Packer Productions is not only killing the game at the box office but now he has partnered with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network to present “Ready to Love.”  Carefully choosing 20 mature singles in the Atlanta area of successful business professionals who simply are “Ready to Love.” All the candidates are in their thirties and forties anticipating finding a real relationship that can weather the storm. The beauty of the show is that you will see real life interactions; nothing will be staged or scripted. Continue reading Will Packer partners with the Own Network to present “Ready to Love”

Toya Wright’s Weight No More 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk a Success

IMG_3312Over 500 people registered and showed up to Toya Wright’s 1st Annual “Weight No More” 5k Run/Walk event. People came from all over the world to be a part of the commitment to be more conscious of their weight and health going forward. There were several vendors, Hairfinity, Essentia Water, iHydrate (free B-12 shots) given on site and a host of others. Continue reading Toya Wright’s Weight No More 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk a Success

Kenya Moore’s Princess “Happily Ever After” Theme Baby Shower

IMG_3185Kenya Moore had the baby shower to absolutely remember on October 20,2018 a date she will never forget. Everyone from her high school to her hometown in Ohio & Detroit made their way to Atlanta by plane, train and automobiles to celebrate Baby Daly’s soon to be arrival. Continue reading Kenya Moore’s Princess “Happily Ever After” Theme Baby Shower

Mali Hunter’s collab with Toyota Green Initiative during Afropunk weekend

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Afropunk weekend in Atlanta was totally amazing! All the different venues and the celebrations. However the one event that stood out in my mind was hosted by Toyota Green Initiative in conjunction with Chef Malissa ‘Mali’ Hunter who is also Partner of Tree Sound Studios, located outside of Atlanta, GA. As a three-year veteran of the TGI coalition; Mali travels with the initiative making the ‘green’ message relatable, through her yoga sessions, organic recipes and unique perspective as an eco-entrepreneur. Continue reading Mali Hunter’s collab with Toyota Green Initiative during Afropunk weekend

Actor Brad James and Daily Mail’s Alicia Quarles host an amazing Fundraiser for this Bravo TV reality star

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Last night, the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, founded by award-winning OBGYN and tv personality Dr. Jackie Walters, hosted its 6th Annual Gala & Fashion Show fundraiser, presented by LifeBrite Laboratories, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Over 200 guests arrived at Atlanta City Hall’s Atrium dressed in white in accordance with the “Winter Wonderland” theme. While they waited for the show to begin, attendees enjoyed soulful sounds from saxophonist Nathaniel Lane and DJ Bomshell Boogie,light bites from caterer JW Exclusive Designs and cocktails by Jack Daniel’s (who also showcased a cool virtual reality station). Continue reading Actor Brad James and Daily Mail’s Alicia Quarles host an amazing Fundraiser for this Bravo TV reality star

Comedian and TV Host Loni Love to Host Second Annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” Special Premiering Sunday, October 7th on BET HER

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Today September 27, BET Networks announces its national, multi-platform call-to-action campaign, ‘BET GOES PINK,’ dedicated to raising awareness, encouraging early detection and initiating dialogue about the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the black community. The Network’s integrated approach includes BET Her’s first original film “HER ONLY CHOICE”, the second annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” hosted by comedian and talk show host Loni Love, original PSAs and more. Continue reading Comedian and TV Host Loni Love to Host Second Annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” Special Premiering Sunday, October 7th on BET HER

ROLLING OUT R.I.D.E. Conference in Atlanta Sept 28th & 29th

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Tickets!

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Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee offer inspiration for blacks in film at 4th Annual Influencers Brunch

Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee offer inspiration for blacks in film at 4th annual Influencers Brunch

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(Washington, DC) — The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was an undeniable highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus weekend in Washington, DC. Curated by Terk Entertainment Group partners Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, the program opened with breakout Pop/R&B artist Eli serenading the crowd, then transitioned to an intimate conversation with Hollywood heavyweights Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee, moderated by Heart & Soul Channel’s personality Cayman Kelly on Sirrius XM radio.

Packer and Lee were raw and candid, sharing insider knowledge about the movie industry while promoting their new film Night School. “We appreciate your support, because every ticket counts when you are up against others,” Packer explained. Lee echoed Packers sentiment and encouraged others to follow their passion especially if it led them to pursue the film industry. Lee suggested hopefuls be prepared to start at the bottom and do the work. “I started at the bottom. I got coffee, bagels, etc. I even messed up sometimes and got yelled at, but it’s ok,” he said. “Sometimes we want the success but aren’t willing to start at the bottom, but in many cases that’s the only way in.”

What began as a casual breakfast meeting between Anthony Anderson, Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Chris Spencer during The BET Honors has now become an exclusive gathering where Capitol Hill, Hollywood and Wall Street converge to celebrate igniters of the cultural power shift, recognize the impact of dynamic partnerships and empower the next generation of social change agents. “It’s always a beautiful room,” says Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, “you look around and see so many different examples of black excellence from entertainment, to politicians to corporate brand managers, it’s black people supporting, collaborating and celebrating each other.”

Tarek “Terk” Stevens believes the brunch symbolizes the importance of building and sustaining relationships. “Your influence extends beyond your own platform and includes your relationships. The Influencers Brunch represents fertile ground for collaborative innovation that inspires global action,” he says. The relationships in this room go back for decades and others are just beginning, but this event represents how invaluable those connections are even beyond business.”

In addition to hearing insightful commentary from Packer and Lee, guests dined on a gourmet style brunch, enjoyed the beautiful rooftop view overlooking the Capitol and Union Station and received exclusive gift bags filled with Shea Moisture products.

Celebrity and notable guests included; author/speaker Michael Eric Dyson, former Essence editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor, actor Lamman Rucker, comedian/radio morning show host Joe Clair, pop culture expert Jawn Murray, model/actress/morning radio host Claudia Jordan, ‘Love In The City’ star and International Motivational speaker Bershan Shaw, Josh J1 Raiford Program Director of 93.9 WKYS Radio One, Maryland Delegate Jay Walker and Angie M. Gates who serves as the Director of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was sponsored by Shea Moisture, Barclays, Night School (Universal Pictures), CVS Health, Howard Stirk Holdings, Blackmaled Productions, Will Packer Media, Sunshine Matter, LLC, Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniel’s and 202Creates as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s month long initiatirve and the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

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Wanda Smith and Frank Ski Discuss the Katt Williams interview – see both videos

When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong- Did Wanda Smith’s husband really pull a gun on Katt Williams at the Food Depot?

According to the V103 website the story was told in regards to the conversation between Wanda Smith and Kat Williams when he visited V-103 radio station tagging along with his good friend Red Grant who was scheduled to do the radio interview. Wanda expressed how she was excited about Kat Williams in the beginning. However, we  at the Producers Channel don’t agree with Wanda Smith’s opinion that Kat Williams had an agenda. Kat Williams (according to the interview we viewed was being his typical Kat Williams self.

It’s funny how Wanda Smith kept saying she didn’t want to be disrespectful or be in a bad place but it was Wanda who started the jabs telling Kat Williams that he needed to get his hair done. That was very disrespectful of her as a radio host. Also she called him “Miss Katt” and who does that? If Wanda Smith being the comedian that she is has done her homework on Kat Williams she would know this was all normal comedic behavior for him. No one congratulated Kat Williams on his Emmy nomination instead it was thrown up in his face about his jail stint. It got personal on Wanda’s end first according to the video.

Wanda constantly trashes people (guests of the show) and just the day before Smith was shaming Dr Gregory Lunceford (husband of Quad Webb-Lunceford) from Married to Medicine. Maybe this interview will make Wanda Smith take a good look at herself.  How did Smith not see how the interview went left when she turned the wheel left first. Wow! She didn’t want to go back and forth she says but she went back and forth. Did Smith really talk about Jesus Christ in comparison to herself? Wow, Wanda really?? Please see the video below of the interview and you will see the shade. Is Smith honestly saying did I say something about you when she said “you are wearing those old a** clothes? Calling a man Miss. That’s not disrespectful? The host should never disrespect a guest under any circumstances. Did Charlemagne the God disrespect Birdman on the Breakfast Club when he said “put some respect on my name?” No. Yes as a caller said when she called in Wanda is claiming victim. She perpetuated the negativity.

After last week’s viral interview of Katt Williams on V-103’s Frank and Wanda In The Morning, Wanda Smith and Frank Ski publicly talked about everything that’s happened since. Watch as Frank and Wanda air out their feelings over the controversial Emmy-winning comedian’s visit, from how it all started, to the wild weekend of social media commentary, viral videos and tweets that followed.

Please view the video

BBK Phat Drops “Here We Go” Remix f’ the Baddest Chick TRINA

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The city you grew up in, race, and life’s experiences can all shape a person’s talent. This is especially true of Rap Artist/Actor BBK Phat. Born and Raised on the Westbank of New Orleans, BBK Phat made a conscious decision to relocate his family to the city of Houston. With the desire to be a rap artist since the age of 13 his ambition, talent and resources have allowed BBK Phat the opportunity to open for “Lil Wayne,Future, Sean Kingston, Erika Badu, Mack Maine, Mysitkal, Tyga, Bun B, Yo gotti, lil Boosie, Juvenile, Young Jeezy, 2 chain, Rkelly, Money Bag Yo. Finally he got a chance to scratch  Miami’s baddest chick rap artist TRINA off his bucket list of artist to perform with as they recently completed the ‘Slow Grind and Wind’ Remix of “Here We Go”.

The Produer’s Channel caught up with the Slow Wine & Grind artist to inquire how his drive and determination has kept his fans motivated to see and hear more from him. The better question was what did it take to snag Miami Love & Hip Hop cast member & rapper TRINAfor his latest remix?  Check out the interview:

Who wrote and produced your Remix “Here We Go” and what was the concept behind it?

I wrote it myself and Kirk Thuglas was the producer. I was going through a lot in my life at the time. The popular music producer Kirk said he had a song for me to write to to give me a different flavor and when I first heard the song I loved it. It took me a few days to write something to get it right but when I finally heard it played back to me I literally fell to my knees. It sounded better than I imagined it would.

What made you want to put Trina on the remix?

It actually was a collaborative effort between myself and my label AMS Music Entertainment. We wanted the song to be able to be placed in the hip hop category and we felt that TRINA would be the best artist to give it that hip hop appeal.

You mentioned shooting the video took 6 days; did you and Trina shoot together or separately? 

Awwww man, we actually shot one full day together. It was an Epic experience. Trina is a very real individual, humble and a true professional. We got a chance to discuss a lot of different things & she absolutely loved the song. From the moment she pulled up to the house with the pool where we shot the video it was just all love. First words out of her mouth were “about time.” Her vibes were genuine. Everything was organic and we just had  a good time.

What advise would you give other artist trying to establish their brand? 

Get your paperwork in order.

What makes your lable AMS South Music Entertainment different that others?

AMS is different from other labels because they are not looking for anything from the artist. They are in a financial situation where their business is already moving forward. Their business is in order, everything is in line; they are organized and trustworthy. I don’t feel like either party is using each other for self gain. They have the connections and the resources to help their artist achieve their goals. It’s more than business because the level of respect we have for each other is actual genuine. On both ends we want to see each other grow bigger. It’s a mutual respect. I’ve been dealing with the CEOAlvin Maysfor about two years and I know he is genuinely concerned about my career reaching the highest level and I wish the same for the label as well.

When did you change your stage name from Annunaki Phat (and what does that name mean)?

My best friend got killed and that just blew my world. When I got over it the best I could it’s when I changed my name to BBK Phat. It’s not really a meaning. They were basically angels God sent down to teach.

Wow, thanks for sharing all this information so that we can know you just a little bit better than we did before. We know there will be much more to share going forward. BBK Phat’s “Slow Grind & WInd” Remix of “Here We Go” is available for download on itunes and all music platforms. An announcement will be made within the next two weeks for the video release. Please follow @BBKPHAT on all social media and @amsmusicsouth. Check out some behind the scene photos from the video shoot after the break. Check out the behind the scenes photo gallery from the video shoot in Miami.

 

Tennis Umpires Consider Refusing to Umpire Serena Williams Matches

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According to multiple media outlets several Umpires are considering refusing to officiate matches involving Serena Williams over her behaviour at the US Open final. Video of Serena Williams demanding an apology after the umpire accused her of cheating went viral spiraling into garnering the attention of multiple news outlets.

The outspoken Wendy Williams weighed in on this stating she too also felt this was more of a feminist call. Please weigh in on your thoughts. Do you feel like the umpires teaming up to bascially boycott is overboard?

The Times U.K. quoted the following:

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) have backed Williams’ claims of sexism after she was given a game penalty for her behaviour during her straight-sets defeat by Naomi Osaka, of Japan, on Saturday.

This has further riled some umpires, who were already unhappy with the haphazard organisation of this year’s US Open.

Sound off in the comments if you feel the Umpires need to get over it and the one should apologize for insinuating Serena Williams was cheating.

Will Packer and Kevin Hart host Night School Screening in Atlanta

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Will Packer and Kevin Hart stay consistent when it comes to putting the “funny” in their films! Will Packer Productions also stays consistent when it comes to showing love to the city of Atlanta and holding premiere parties & screenings in the #1 city for social media. Packer & Hart engage with their invited media by delivering the best interviews and not rushing through the red carpets.

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A member from Hart’s security team was overheard saying “we can rush anyone up besides Mr. Hart. He wants to talk to the press and he loves his media people.” Kevin Hart has been famous for taking selfies with the crowd and always being engaging, comical and just a very down to earth actor and comedian. With all of Hart’s success it could be very easy for Hart to have the big ego and shun the fans but that has never been the case and we love Kevin Hart for that.

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Packer and Hart brought out the VIP’s, Reality Television Stars and Tastemakers of Atlanta. Spotted on the red carpet was Isaac Hayes III, Dr Heavenly Kimes, daughter Alana, Toya Bush-Harris & Eugene Harris (Bravo TV’s Married to Medicine), Ms. Trina Braxton,  Ms. Quad Webb (TV One’s Sister Circle) accompanied by her sisters Selena Johnson and Rashawn Ali, Atlanta Hawks Taurean Prince, Keshia Knight Pulliam, the beautiful RHOA Sheree Whitfield and a host of others.

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Night School is a hilarious comedy starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Rob Riggle.  The storyline  is based on a group of troublemakers forced to attend night school in order to pass the final exam to obtain their GED. The director Malcolm D. Lee, and writers Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, and John Hamburg are responsible for our giggles. You will also see a lot of cameo appearances by some of our favorite television personalites. We can’t give away any more of what’s in store so you will have to purchase your tickets to see this box office hit movie that will release September 27th.

 

 

Akbar V, Breezy, Milan Christopher and the Norwood Family hit PRIDE festival at Piedmont Park

breezyPrideThe Piedmont Park festival is the hallmark event of Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride. The Pure Heat Community Festival highlights “market and food vendors, live performances, entertainment, educational forums, prizes and giveaways, all of which brings together the spirit of community, pride, and vision,” according to Atlanta Voice writer Jason Rhode. Everyone loves the live entertainment.

IMG_1239This year’s festival included special award presentations to singer/actor and entrepreneur Ray J Norwood (Humanitarian Award), V103 Atlanta host, Miss Sophia (Legacy Award), singer/actress Demetria McKinney (Humanitarian Award) and rapper/TV Personality, Milan Christopher (IMPACT Award). 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. In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBT youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS.

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Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess and Melissa “DJ M” Scott, the Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into a spectacular gathering of minority LGBTQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta. The 2018 festival featured live performances by Bre-Z (“Empire”), Akbar V, D Woods and Shanell, Estelita, Trent Crews and more. 2017 festival honoree actress Amiyah Scott returned to encourage fans to tune-into “Star” season 3 on Fox. Additional notable VIP’s in attendance included Princess Love Norwood, Melody Love Norwood, Sonja Norwood, Dr. Heavenly, Shekinah Anderson, Kore Stacks, Trinity Kardashian-Bonet and more.

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Milan Christopher

“Atlanta Black Gay Pride is a dynamic opportunity to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the LGBT community. People from all over come to this city to celebrate themselves and others and its truly beautiful. I’ve witnessed the growth and development of our community each year and 2018 promises to be even greater than previous years,” says Traxx Girls Inc. founder, Melissa Scott.

“Atlanta Black Gay Pride provides an exceptional platform to connect the LBGT community and its allies globally. This celebration provides an opportunity to recognize our cultural differences and vast accomplishments” says Rockstars Production founder, JuJu Rock.

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Akbar-V and Breezy

Additionally, the festival offers an opportunity to bring awareness to a community impacted by HIV/AIDS, and advocates campaigning for human rights, education, health & wellness, and homelessness, which greatly impacts the LGBTQ community at large.

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Bobby Brown hosts viewing party “The Bobby Brown Story” in Atlanta

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Bobby Brown & BET threw the most amazing backyard Bobby-Q party to celebrate the private screening of the first episode for BET’s 2 part series of the Bobby Brown Story. Brown felt it was important for the world to know his truth the life story of an R & B musician. Kenny Burns “the lifestyle specialist” was the choice as MC of the Bobby-Q party. The infamous DJ D-Nice was right beside him on the turntables and the celebrities poured inside the venue all night long. Bobby Brown held nothing back in his new TV movie based off his autobiography released in 2016 titled “Every Little Step: My Story.

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Actor Woody McClain did an excellent job filling the shoes playing the role as “Bobby Brown” for the second time as he also played Bobby Brown in the New Edition Story 3 part series which also airred on BET. The biggest shock factor during the first episode was a specific scene with Janet Jackson, played by Cree Davis. Bobby’s memoir book was his first mention of his heartbreak when he ended his relationship with Janet Jackson.  Tyler Williams also resumed his role as young Bobby Brown in the opening act of the series. Bobby’s parents were played by Sandi McCree (Carole Brown) and comedian/actor T.K. Carter played the role as Bobby’s dad Herbert Brown.

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The Bobby-Q theme promoted Bobby Brown’s famous Bobby B Brown Foods Bar-b-que Sauce. The entire food spread was amazing. Collard greens & cornbread, mac and cheese, and baked beans were the tasty side choice of the pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket all marinated in the Bobby B Brown foods Bar-b-que sauce or the shrimp po-boy. The venue was the perfect set-up for a back-yard party. It just wouldn’t have been a real back yard party without the group ‘Final Draft’ kicking off the electric slide or actor Mike Terrell getting the party started by hyping the guests to join him in some drinking and shaking a tail feather on the dancefloor.

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Big Gipp from the Goodie Mobb took over the mic to provide the crowd with some live entertainment until actor Tristen Mack Wilds hopped on the mic with DJ Dnice to remind everyone he’s not only a talented actor but a singer and song writer as well. Wilds blew everyone away singing a few lines from some of his upcoming music. Guests enjoyed back yard games, the Bobby Brown themed photo booth and the open bar with a featured drink  (Whiskey & Lemonade) “The Perogative.”

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 01: Bobby Brown and Kenny Burns onstage during The “Bobby-Q” Atlanta Premiere Of “The Bobby Brown Story” at Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center on September 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

After the sunset it was finally time for Bobby Brown to settle the crowd down and introduce his family and the film. Brown felt it was important to warn his children ‘when you see your Daddy in this film you are actually going to see your real Daddy and learn some things that you may not know already.” Bobby thanked everyone for coming out and supporting him for the past 35 years. “Don’t Be Cruel” was an album I released 30 years ago; I did another album before that but the Don’t Be Cruel one still remains hot and well known today. I thank you all for supporting me and my music career for the past thirty-five years and please stay tuned for more coming to you from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike.” exclaimed Brown.

BET Presents The "Bobby-Q" Atlanta Premiere Of "The Bobby Brown Story"
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Check out the photo gallery and tune into to BET Sept 4th for part I of the Bobby Brown Story. Check your tv guide for local listing times.

 

 

Volume 4 promotes new music at private listening party in Atlanta

IMG_0205The girl band Volume 4 (better known as V4) is back with their catchy and sassy, singles “Catch a Vibe” and “Body Work.” The tracks will be re-released via EMPIRE distribution.

According to Marketing Agency, “Live BiCoastal” Volume 4 is an electric and edgy four-piece American girl band who has quickly taken the southern region of the United States and most recently NYC by surprise. V4’s lineup includes Brittany “Janelle Gee” Garcia, Tamia “Frenchiee” Corpening, Karissa “K.Riss” Hayden, and Diera “DK” Taylor. All of the ladies’ hail from different parts of the east coast. This multi-talented bunch takes pride in their natural abilities as singers, dancers, and songwriters. They are known for their knack for remixing chart-topping songs while also coming up with trendy originals.

With a fusion of TLC’s energy, En Vogue’s soul, and Destiny’s Child sass, Volume 4 describes their sound as R&B with an urban and pop influence. Their mission is to enlighten women everywhere by using life experience as a torch. V4 recently sang The National Anthem for The Washington Wizards and have an upcoming performance for The Washington Mystics. They performed at The Carolina Music Awards and tore up the stage in NYC as part of the legendary SOBs, Sol Village. While in NYC the girls did interviews with The Source, ThisIs50, and V4 even managed to pleasantly surprise Sirius XM’s, DJ Whoo Kid with their on the spot Acapella performance on his show.

Volume 4 has undeniable talent, charisma and a chemistry that has not been seen since the iconic girl groups of the nineties. V4 has everything that it takes to take the modern music world by storm.

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VOLUME 4 – Catch a Vibe (Stream via Soundcloud)

Director Al Nuke presents “Birds of a Feather 2” Movie Premiere In Atlanta

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Al Nuke, Writer, Director and Producer of Birds of a Feather 2 wrapped on a very successful screening of Part II of “Birds of a Feather.” An indie film starring producer Zaytoven, Manager Johnny Cabbel, artist Kash Doll & Al Nuke. Local celebrities, media, artists, friend & family of Zaytoven showed up to show support.

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Special invited guests included Headkrack of Dish Nation, Reality tv star/radio personality Dutchess of Black Ink Crew, insta-star AKbar, Raquel of Racqs Rants from TMZ, the infamous DJ Swamp Izzo, Yung Ralph, Kap 1 from Grand Hustle and a host of other Atlanta VIP and tastemakers.

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Zaytoven the Producer

Great job Zaytoven & Al Nuke. The movie had a great message. The cinematography was definitely an improvement from the original Birds of Feathers. It was well casted and overall a great indie project. Looks like it ended with room for a part III on the way.

 

 

Wizard’s Dwight Howard & T.I. show up for the Kids at LA Clipper’s Point Guard Lou Williams Annual Summer Camp

Dwight Howard Lou WilliamsThe #23 LA Clipper’s Point Guard/Shooting Guard Lou William’s held his 14th Annual Summer Basketball Camp for the kids at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, GA for 3 consecutive days. Special guests invited to join Lou Williams was Wizard’s recently introduced Center Dwight Howard, King of the South Rapper T.I.P. and a host of other athletes.

Lou Williams_Red_ Johnnie WhittDwight Howard really gave the kids a heartfelt talk about goals, hard work and determination and how not to let anything come between them and their dreams. The kids were all encouraged to pursue and value a good education and T.I. told them to make sure they always “Dream Big!” All the children were given the opportunity to ask any question they desired. It was very interesting the types of questions they had.

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The Screening Room ATL celebrates 2 year Anniversary with Möet & Chandon

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Actor Mike Merrill

Actor Mike Merrill was the official MC of the evening for the Screening Room ATL’s official 2 year Anniversary celebration. It was a packed house filled with actors, producers, directors, and everyone who has been super supportive of the journey. The Negril Village Restaurant has been the home of the Screening Room ATL since July of 2016. What an amazing night when thinking back how July 27th 2016 there were 11 people who showed up for the start of what was about to become one of the most amazing Wednesday night events in Atlanta. Consistency and grass root marketing definitely pays off no matter what goals you pursue.

IMG_0310Thanks to the night’s sponsor Möet & Chandon, there was alot of toasting and popping bottles taking place. Admist the partying the co-founder of the Screening Room ATL Khalimah Gaston  had a few house-keeping announcements about events to come going forward in regards to the Screening Room ATL.

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Actress Khalimah Gaston and Actor Angelo Diaz

Going forward starting August 1st the Wednesday night weekly event will begin to take place BI-WEEKLY. So mark your calendars.

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Actress Reece Odum and Actor Sir Brodie

Also, the bi-weekly event will be moving to the West End. The new address will be 992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. There will be a catered Tapas food menu, drinks and best of all Free Parking. This will all begin September 5th, 2018. Khalimah Gaston also celebrated the one year anniversary for the creation for “A Seat at the Table” which started July 2016. There will be a special panel group on Saturday July 28th from 1-4pm. Please visit the website and social media pages for @screeningroomatl on IG and visit the website http://www.thescreeningroomatl.com for more information.

Agent/Producer Genia Nooks

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Agent/Producer Genia Nooks

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KANDI BURRUSS Hosts the DJAone B’Day Party at Boogalou Lounge in Atlanta

Ths DJAone had the perfect ending to his birthday with a party hosted by Kandi Burruss & singer Sammy! Even though Aone promised he wouldn’t DJ on his actual birthday he just could not resist (especially being in control of the music). The DJAone went back down memory lane wth hits from Rasheeda & Kandi that documented their friendship and working relationhip throughout the years.

It was great to see all the love in the room from the people that showed up to celebrate. VH1 Reality television stars Kirk Frost and Rasheeda; Bravo RHOA Kandi and Todd Tucker; actor Dennis White; Author/Reality Star Toya Wright; mua LaTasha Wright; comic and radio personality Shawty Shawty; singer Sammy; rap artist Kourtni Myers; Chef Tanya Chavis of Pretti Plates ; Don Juan and a host of others. Check out the photo gallery.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast attend Blaque’s Performance at ATL Live in the Park

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Brandi Williams, Shamari Fears-DeVoe and Ronnie DeVoe

ATL Live in the Park is a monthly event in Atlanta held at Park Taven in midtown the second Tuesday of every month. Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols are the event’s show runners and Kenny Burns is the host. This July series headlined the group “Blaque” which New Edition’s member Ronnie Devoe’s wife Shamari is the lead singer. Word on the curb, Shamari is also gunning for Kenya’s alledged snatched peach on the RHOA. That word hasn’t been confirmed to date.

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Shamari Devoe- Blaque

The event attracts over 300 guests and it’s truly a packed house. The setting is more like dinner and a live performance. It’s the perfect spot for a girl’s night out or a birthday celebration with a round table of friends. Spotted were special invited guests such as Steve Harvey’s daughter Karli, Damien Hall (GUY), Bravo Reality Star/Stylist Derek J, Deon Cole of ABC’s Blackish, Comedian/Writer Vanessa Fraction and RHOA Cast members Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Eva Marcielle, Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes.

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Porsha Williams, Eva Marcelle, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes – Photo Credit Jonell Media PR

Ronnie Devoe was a very proud husband as his wife Shamari DeVoe hit the stage with her partner Brandi Williams. Entertaining the crowd with several popular hits from the 90’s the performance was a success. Back in the day, Xscape’s member Tiny discovered Blaque. (Makes me wonder if Kandi partnered with Tiny on creating this female 90’s group). The other performers of the night was Lindita, Abe Parker and Felixx.

IMG_9496The Producer’s Channel is a media partner for ATL Live in the Park’s music event brought to you by Gentleman’s Jack. Special thanks to event publicist Angela Watts CEO of 10squared PR for the invite. Check out the photo gallery after the break. Continue reading Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast attend Blaque’s Performance at ATL Live in the Park

LHH ATL Karlie Redd is Engaged!

Karlie Redd presents new single “Ferrari Karlie” and springs big surprise

IMG_9751VH1 Network Reality TV Star Karlie Redd invited tons of media from MTV, TMZ, Rolling Out, Freddyo, Getty Images, People Magazine, The Producers Channel and a host of other media outlets to witness the big night of her new single release “Ferrari Karlie” as the introductory single to her soon to be released EP. Celebrities supporting Redd included VH1 Mimi Faust, Sierra (owner of the Glam Salon), Producer BK, actress/artist Lil Mama, radio personality Lil Bank Head, Kandi Coated Nites host the DJA1, rap artist Kourtni Myers, producer J Simone, rapper Trevon Marcel and a host of others.

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Karlie Redd & Lil Mama

The big surprise of the night was a proposal from Karlie Redd’s mystery boyfriend. Out of nowhere during the event her boyfriend Arkansas Mo took the mic from the VJ, dropped down on one knee and professed his love and desire to be with Karlie Redd for the rest of his life in front of thousands of people;(yes the vh1 Cameras were rolling as well) and then he popped out the 9 carat diamond ring!

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Karlie Redd & Mimi Faust

Many people were confused due to the fact when the VH1 Reality Show airred just one month ago she appeared to have been trying to reunite with former boyfriend rapper Yung Joc; just weeks afer ending her relationship with Grammy award winning producer Sean Garrett (The Pen). Well that was the past and Karlie Redd is madly in love especially with her new 9 carat ring. Congratulations Karlie Redd.

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Gocha Salon Re-Grand Opening in Atlanta

Tahira Joy Hosts Gocha Salon “Re-Grand Opening” in Atlanta

IMG_0036The Midtown Salon of Stylist, Reality Television Star and Soon to be restaurant owner is back up and running with a complete beauty shop overhaul & the Salon is looking absolutely fabulous!  The room was filled with beautiful people, friends and tastemakers of Atlanta that all came out to support Gocha Hawkins.

Tahira Joy (co-owner of The Cut Life) hosted the re-grand opening and raffled off lots of surprise gifts including 3 teeth whitining kits sponsored by Dr Heavenly, Dentist/Business Owner of (Heavenly Smiles) and Bravo (Married to Medicine) Reality television Star! Effen Vodka sponsored the spirits and Taylormade Catering provided some of the most amazing food. Gocha Hawkins was very gracious to all of her guests & constantly thanked her staff & make up artist for the amazing work they all put into the event.

Be sure to make your next hair appointment at the Gocha Salon because of the experience. The midtown location : 950 West Peachtree Street NE Suite #265,  Atlanta, GA 30309.

 

Shonda Rhimes New Netflix Shows

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 3.47.51 AMGuess what? The Female Television Guru takes her craft to Netflix where she can truly expand her brand. According to Radio Facts 

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and Shondaland today announced the first slate of series being developed by , and their team to premiere exclusively for Netflix members around the world.

“I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement,” said Rhimes. “Ted and Cindy and everyone at Netflix have been incredible partners in making that happen. This is Shondaland 2.0.”

“From the world of Regency England all the way to present day Manhattan, we at Shondaland have a wonderful opportunity to explore new worlds and tell these stories in many different ways,” said Beers. “We are fortunate to be working with such an inspiring group of talent, including our amazing creative team at Netflix. I could not be more thrilled!”

“It’s been thrilling to begin this journey with Shonda, Betsy and their team and watch them embrace the full range of creative freedom possible at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “Infused with Shonda’s sensibility, the Shondaland slate is shaping up to be something truly special that we know will delight our members around the world.”

The projects include the following series (all titles are working titles):

Untitled Shonda Rhimes Project

Based on the New York Magazine article How Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler. Manhattan makes a new friend like no other. But is she the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York’s biggest con woman? Is it a con if you enjoy being taken?

* Shonda Rhimes (EP) will create the series.

Untitled Bridgerton Project

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

* Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen (EP) will adapt and showrun the series.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Based on Pulitzer-Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book of the same name, this powerful groundbreaking series tracks the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.

*National Humanities Medal recipient, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and 2-time Drama Desk winning playwright Anna Deavere Smith (EP) is set to adapt.

Pick & Sepulveda

Set in the 1840s against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, the series tracks the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own.

*Emmy-award writer Janet Leahy (EP) will create the series.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys’ club core and pre-saged the Time’s Up movement.

The Residence

Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Kate Andersen Brower’s brilliant nonfiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, which offers a vividly accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.

Sunshine Scouts

In this darkly comedic half-hour series, an apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.

*Writer/actress Jill Alexander (Co-EP) will create the series.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning reimagining of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This staged contemporization – with its inclusive cast of all ages and its blend of dance traditions – has further cemented Debbie Allen’s legacy as one of the greatest forces for good in dance.

*Oliver Bokelberg (DP/Director Scandal) will serve as director, cinematographer and producer.

Source: Radio Facts

Angel McCoughtry is Back with the DREAM

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Photo Courtesy of Angel McCoughtry Website

In 2017 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Angel McCoughtry decided to take a break. Her body needed a break from years of non stop basketball bouncing back and forth from the USA to out of the country hooping out of the country from Russia to Turkey and even playing on the Olympics Team representing the USA. On a break taking the time to open an ice cream Parlor in the heart of Atlanta while loving every minute of it; but still something was missing.

Angel’s comments on her Grandmother being her #1 Fan:

Ever since I started playing basketball, my grandma has been obsessed with watching me hoop. I’m talking obsessed, like you wouldn’t believe. Like — even back when I was in high school, that woman would show up to my games hollering and screaming. And she kept on at it through college and into the pros — whether it was in person, or on TV, or even just catching highlights. For over 15 years, I’m telling you: If I was hooping, Grams was watching.

The City of Atlanta would love to thank Grams because she is the main reason McCoughtry is back in Atlanta at the top of her game giving everything to the team to put them in the position to win that championship ring! Check on the DREAM Atlanta’s schedule on their website. wnba atlanta dream 2018 schedule

 

Dame Dash Needs his Coins

Screen Shot 2018-06-27 at 3.57.38 PMDame Dash is not a very happy man over this money situation with Empire Executive Producer Lee Daniels. However he seems more confused than unhappy. From what i am reading on his instagram post he really just wants to know why Lee Daniels is avoiding the fact that he owes him $2 million bucks. You know if somebody owed me $2000 bucks I would be curious as to why they just started ignoring me so I can see where Dame Dash is coming from; especially under the loan terms they agreed upon. Now if Lee Daniels is justified because he understood different terms then it would be great if he just spoke up and acknowledged this information. Then Dame Dash wouldn’t have to post the following on his social media and tag everyone. Especially all the revelent blogs and media sources :

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How many thinks Daniels should pay up or fess up?

Rickey Smiley talks Fatherhood

Rickey -72.jpgWhat legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community?

You have to play no games. I hope that I left something positive with them to make them want to be the best that they can be. To be upstanding and just being a good man. Being honest and upright is important.  I hope they take what I have taught them and apply it when it comes to their kids. Because they too will be parents one day as well.

How would you describe your Fatherhood culture?

I think I came out to be pretty successful being raised by my grandparents and great grandparents. I just hope they pass the same values on to their kids. I let them know that I am “NOT your friend.” That’s my No. #1 thing. I also understand that parenting is NOT a popularity contest.  I don’t care if nobody is talking to me in the house. It’s what I said and that’s the end of it. I mean they don’t pay for nothing, they don’t go to work hosting the radio show and they don’t go perform on the weekends. That’s what it is and I don’t explain my no.

From a father’s perspective, what two books would you recommend every child read?

Rickey Smiley “Stand By Your Truth,” No Opportunity Wasted by Bishop Joseph Walker and  Jekalyn Carr “You Will Win.’ Those are three books I feel are important for kids to read.

As a father and a life coach, describe your playbook

My playbook is just training them not to drink, not to smoke, use discretion, and move quietly. To always work and do all the things you are supposed to do. That’s about the size of my playbook.

What insightful advice would you suggest about building a network?

The main thing is to be professional and learn how to mix in with other races and other cultures. There are white people out here signing checks too. We have to learn to think outside the box. And not just be comfortable being around black folks.

How important is keeping your word?  

It’s very important because when you have nothing left. All you have is your word. Mean what you say and say what you mean. Be man enough to look people in the eye and say NO. You need to learn to look people straight in the eye and say no. You should see me look people in the eye and say No to people who ask for tickets. (laughs)

When it comes to protecting yourself at all times, physically and mentally, what would you tell your children?

Stay out of the line of fire. Stay at home. Find you a hobby that’s outside the box. Go to the lake and rent you a boat. Jump in the lake why not? That’s the problem. We don’t like to swim we don’t like to hike. We think sitting in the backyard eating baked beans while listening to Frankie Beverly is living. This is what I train my kids to think outside the box. Kids need to have exposure to different things. Exposure is everything for a child. It’s hard to get something when you ain’t seen nothing. I took a young man that works here on his first plane ride and when we came back he said he wouldn’t be happy just living in Jackson, MS after seeing what else is out there.

What advice would you give on being responsible for your own dreams?

I don’t none of my kids are trying to be like me. The only one of my kids that are putting forth their best efforts is my 17 year old son and daughter. Daughter lives in Columbia making straight A’s. My son is at a prep school for basketball, he’s an athlete. He 6’3. Great kid. HE is getting all A’s and B’s he works hard everyday and he is trying to be the best him he can be. Not only the education part they are also taking on things that I stand for  and that’s what it is all about. My daughter is going to Emory University or Berkely and she wants to go to medical school.

Finish the sentence: Never give up on yourself because … you can do it. It’s not how you start it’s how you finish.

How does following your spiritual values help you in life? 

You always want them to be spiritual so that when they fall up on hard times they have something to read and something to pick up and turn to . Once you expose them to God to teach them that God is real. That God owns everything so they don’t grow up thinking people own everything and praising  people and kissing peoples butt.  They need to know they serve a real and Living God. Teach them to trust God and even if you don’t take them to church you teach them how to get in a corner and have a good conversation with God.

Share one of your fondest memories you’ve experienced with your father, grandfather or father figure.