The #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.
Dwight 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.
Check out the photo gallery and the video of interviews after the break:
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.
Thanks 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.
Going forward starting August 1st the Wednesday night weekly event will begin to take place BI-WEEKLY. So mark your calendars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karlie Redd presents new single “Ferrari Karlie” and springs big surprise
VH1 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.
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!
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.
Tahira Joy Hosts Gocha Salon “Re-Grand Opening” in Atlanta
The 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.