Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta closed indefinitely

Centennial Olympic Park closed indefinitely due to financial impacts from pandemic.

According to 11Alive News:

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UK artist KS organically gains fans – ‘No Hook’ Video

 

Most new artist find it difficult to amass a large fan base without help from a major label or without having already established social media pages with tons of likes and follows. The UK artist who goes by the name ‘KS’ exclaims I want to have a big influence on people, just like the people who’ve influenced me.’ Continue reading UK artist KS organically gains fans – ‘No Hook’ Video

Leonardo DiCaprio Surprises Jamie Foxx at ABFF Honors

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Jamie Foxx at 2020 ABFF Honors

Jeff Friday seems to out do himself every year with the ABFF Honors getting better and bigger each year adding well deserving Hollywood Excellence to the list of Award Winners. The guest list for this black-tie gala, invitation only included only three hundred and fifty (350) of the most influential artists, executives and stakeholders in the entertainment industry.

Host Deon Cole did not disappoint with his witty comments between bringing up the honorees and keeping the audience in stiches throughout the entire evening. HonoreeS included Watchmen star Louis Gossett, Jr. with the Hollywood Legacy Award; Queen & Slim writer Lena Waithe with the Industry Renaissance Award and Harriet star Cynthia Erivo presented with the Rising Star Award. Just Mercy star Jamie Foxx was not only honored with the Excellence in the Arts Award but the entire film was also recognized as Movie of the Year.

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Then it was Lou Gosset who surprised everyone as he was wheeled on to the stage and down the red carpet; then after his acceptance speech he walked off the stage. Well to the end of the stage at least. He might have been pushing himself but he was cleaner than the

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Cam Newton has a humanitarian side most people don’t know about

Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 6.46.25 AMCam Newton has been very vocal on social media since the announcement that the Patriots has signed the Free Agent to a 1 year contract. Determined to prove to Carolina they really lost a really good dude Cam has made several videos expressing some pint up agression.

However, rarely has Cam neglected opportunity to pay it forward when it comes to kind deeds especially when a child is involved. Recently, in the midst of all the hoopla at the “Peak of his career the NFL quaterback Cam Newton heard a 10 year old boy had spent Christmas fighting a serious heart condition.

Two days later on his day off, he chartered a flight and flew out to surprise him. This is what happened when they met.

Twitter immediately reacts

These twitter comments really speak volume on how Cam’s fans really feel about him and the people who really know who Cam Newton is and what he stands for are not surprised at this good deed.

Fun Fact. Did you know that Cam’s Newton’s dad’s church is in Newnan, GA and Cam is often spotted in Fairburn at the local Cracker Barrell on Senoia Rd? It’s also not unlikely to spot Cam working out near Camp Creek. It’s not a good idea to prejudge Icons and NFL star like Cam Newton based on blogs and media reviews rather than knowing the side of their  heart.

What are your thoughts? Did you always know that Cam Newton was a stand up kind of dude or did you get caught up with the media’s portrayal of Cam being a selfish know it all Diva?

TV One’s UNSUNG celebrates record breaking numbers!

One of the Producer’s Channel’s favorite television music series is TV ONE’s UNSUNG. Season 14 in “my opinion” has been one of the most epic seasons by far. Goodie Mobb fans really turned up on show night and turned out according to the numbers. The city of “Atlanta” has been on the forefront of conversation during this pandemic and finally it wasn’t due to anything having to do with the words “Coronavirus” or “COVID19”.
According to a recent Press Release by put out by the TV ONE “Dru Hill” actually led the numbers with 805k Unique viewers on premiere night. Check out the Press Release:
Network Season 14 of TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG delivered a combined reach of 5.7MM unique viewers P2+ during its premiere run. Additionally, UNSUNG was the #1 series on Cable, 2020-to-date, in the 10 p.m. timeslot among African American Households: P25-54 and P2+.*
UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journeys have yet to be explored. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.
The premiere episode on February 23 featured Dru Hill and reached 805K Unique Viewers 2+ on its premiere night. Competitively, UNSUNG “Dru Hill” was the #1 cable telecast in its timeslot among African Americans: P25-54, and the #4 primetime cable telecast for the full weekend among African Americans: P/W25-54 and African Americans: P/W18-49.
This season highlighted the memorable stories of influential artists including rap’s first female star MC Roxanne Shante; singer/actor Christopher Williams; funk and disco band Skyy; the “Mother of Freestyle” Shannon; Grammy Award-winning crooner behind the 1972 number one single “Me and Mrs. Jones,” Billy Paul; vocal powerhouse Betty Wright, best known for the 70s hit single “Clean Up Woman;” multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Al Jarreau; and Atlanta hip hop quartet Goodie Mob.

Lena Waithe living her best life with over 2 million tuning in to BET debut “Twenties”

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Lena Waithe (producer of Showtime series The Chi) and Emmy-winning writer, actress and producer is definitely making headline news with her new show “Twenties” on BET. The premiere night garnered over 2 million viewers and is rumored to already gearing up for a second season. Continue reading Lena Waithe living her best life with over 2 million tuning in to BET debut “Twenties”

Ray J and Princess Love Break their Silence – Zeus Network

There’s been so much speculation that Ray J & Princess Love are divorcing since the end of 2019. The sad news hit the airwaves shortly after the arrival of their new baby boy Epik.  Most of the separation news has been due to Princess Love and her social media posts. Continue reading Ray J and Princess Love Break their Silence – Zeus Network

Nene Leakes speaks on Kenya Moore estranged relationship with Marc Daly

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Kenya Moore and Marc Daly made quite the spectacle of their relationship or should we say non relationship status at Marc’s fundraiser that Kenya Moore coordinated on the March 1st episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta on the Bravo TV network. Continue reading Nene Leakes speaks on Kenya Moore estranged relationship with Marc Daly

How Nick Cannon Saved My Life – Camp Nowhere

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.40.28 PMIf you ever had the privilege to meet the artist “Camp Nowhere” native of Longview, Dallas; I promise you will never forget the energy that permeates throughout his entire body. That energy is reflected in his music. It’s still important to reflect on the lyrics of the non mumble rap true artists as an artist music is typically the window to their soul.

Camp shared a very special story with us of how he traveled to Los Angeles with a former friend that decided to leave him stranded at a gas station parking lot (In Inglewood) and return to Dallas without him. As Camp sat in the gas station parking lot puzzled, depressed and contemplating his next move he reached out to someone he met from Power 106 and told them about his situation. It was through his friend he learned about “New Music Monday.” Of course Camp knew if presented this opportunity the world could get exposed to his music and he knew everyone who heard any of his music would absolutely love it.

Once Camp found out that Nick Cannon frequented the station for his new show he decided to “camp out” (no punt intended) by his Sprinter Van in the parking lot hoping to get the opportunity to holla at Nick personally and present to him his music. After several days with no sign of Nick returning to his vehicle on a day when Camp was really is a dispair mindset he finally runs into Nick. Joyfully greeting Cannon and introducing himself he asked Nick Cannon if he would check out his music. Cannon agreed and asked for Camp Nowhere for his Instagram and followed him.

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.37.42 PMElated at the chance to finally meet Mr Nick Cannon in person Camp Nowhere’s days were starting to get just a tad bit brighter. After a couple of weeks Nick Cannon DM’d Camp Nowhere about the opportunity to be in a contest on New Music Monday and gave him to information to come to the station and tell his story.  What an amazing day this was for Camp Nowhere.

“Being on the show with Nick Cannon and now my song ‘Bloody Mary’ would go up against Summer Walker’s new single “Come Thru” featuring Usher. The votes were pouring in for my song and then I actually won! Yes! – Camp Nowhere

 

“I’m so happy right now because I caught another W. I’m so glad you are here. The song is super creative. I was super impressed when I met you and super impressed you are here. It shows people still like artists that are unique and not afraid to be themselves.” – Nick Cannon.

 

“When Nick spoke those words from that day going forward I really started to believe more about what I have to offer. It honestly changed the trajectory of my path in life and jumpstarted my engine to push my music. I honestly sat in that parking lot contemplating some really dark things” – Camp Nowhere

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.37.27 PMWho is Camp Nowhere? Check out how we got to know him more after the break Continue reading How Nick Cannon Saved My Life – Camp Nowhere