Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in Chicago police custody

Jussie Smollett turns himself into Chicago police; arrested on charges of filing a false police report

jussie-darkx750According to Fox News  “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in the “custody of detectives” Thursday morning, Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said.  This news is alarming and very non surprising under the circumstances and the talk about the alledged attack that has been going on since Super Bowl weekend.

Several celebrities and media outlets have expressed through their social media and articles to explain their disdain for Jussie’s whole role in this cluster****. Continue reading Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in Chicago police custody

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Areu Bros First Latinos to Own & Run Major Film/TV Studio in the United States

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Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate. l-r Will Areu, Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu

We have recently learned according to an Areu Bros. release and the Atlanta Busines Chronicles how they will be the first Latinos to own and run a major film and television studio in the United States. Will Areu will continue to work for Tyler Perry Studios as president of production. Meanwhile his brother Ozzie Areu will hold down the fort at the Greenbriar studios location. Continue reading Areu Bros First Latinos to Own & Run Major Film/TV Studio in the United States

Universoul Circus Opening Week in Atlanta – Toya Wright – Toya Bush Harris and Bob Whitfield

Opening night of the Universoul Circus brought all the ATL celebrities and their children out for the extravaganza.

toya wright and familyToya Wright and her now 1 year old daughter Reinbeaux Russell (pre-celebrated her birthday with bestie who is the daughter of Lena Huggs (wife of RL from the 90s group NEXT) @Rorystory on Instagram ) who just turned 2 … Toya poses in feature image with Founder Cedric Walker. Jamie Foster Brown was present having a grand ole time.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Eva Marcell and hubby attended with 5yr old birthday girl Marley and their new baby boy who was already pooped out in Daddy’s arms by half time. Married to Medicine Toya Bush-Harris with hubby Eugene and their 2 sons who eventually took the stage and won the dance competition. What a night for everyone! Continue reading Universoul Circus Opening Week in Atlanta – Toya Wright – Toya Bush Harris and Bob Whitfield

NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads

Black Panther, Netflix, HBO and ABC are leading the pack in nominations!

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The iconic NAACP Image Awards is celebrating 50 years!!! It’s not surprising that Black Panther leads in terms of projects with 17 nominations in multiple categories. Wow, Netflix is leading in terms of Networks holding 22 nominations (4 film nom which goes to prove the Digital era is not to be ignored). HBO (20 nominations), ABC (18 nominations) holding 3rd place.

Lots of well deserved nominations. This year the Producers Channel TV hit the red carpet for several of these private screenings and had the privledge to interview so many nominated directors, writers and actors. Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Regina King and Beyoncé are each nominated for entertainer of the year. The Black Panther soundtrack single “All the Stars” is up for best music video, along with other nominations. If Beale Street Could Talk and Black-ish with nine nominations each, Insecure and Seven Seconds with eight each, BlacKkKlansman with seven nods, each.

Black Panther, Beale Street, BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give are all nominated for outstanding motion picture along with Crazy Rich Asians, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

See below for the complete list of nominees after the break Continue reading NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads

OWN TV Love and Marriage Huntsville, AL Couples in Atlanta

 

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Martell & Melody Holt, LaTisha & Marsau Scott, Kimberly Grant & fiancé Maurice Scott (left to right) – Photo Credit Jonell Whitt

The OWN TV Network is currently debuting their first reality television series ‘Love and Marriage’ produced by Carlos King. The show takes place in Huntsville, AL and debuts the lives of three successful African American couples as real estate entreprenuers, their business and relationships. Martell & Melody Holt appear to be the fan favorite couple more than likely due to the fact they have the most drama. Then there is Marsau & LaTisha Scott along with their friends the newlyweds Maurice and Kimmi Grant. Continue reading OWN TV Love and Marriage Huntsville, AL Couples in Atlanta

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

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’