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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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Hosea Chanchez – Michael Rowe Photography

Essence Atkins stars in BET Original Movie ‘OPEN’ March 14th

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Essence Atkins & Keith Robinson – Photo Credit @jojondeezstreets on IG

Essence Atkins (Wren) and Keith Robinson (Cameron) have been married for ten years; however, the last three years of their matrimony have been open to polyamorous relationships. They set rules as boundaries to ensure a healthy open relationship, Continue reading Essence Atkins stars in BET Original Movie ‘OPEN’ March 14th

TWENTIES – BET Network Atlanta Screening

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Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, & Gabrielle Graham

BET pre-screened the first episode of Lena Waithe’s new series, “TWENTIES” for VIP’s & fans at Factory Atlanta last weel. The episode was enjoyed by fans, VIP guests, and select media in attendance. Following the screening, fans had the opportunity to party with cast members Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, & Gabrielle Graham. Continue reading TWENTIES – BET Network Atlanta Screening

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

Dr Heavenly hosts Black & Blue Screening -invites almost all her castmates

Screen Shot 2019-12-08 at 6.35.20 PMDr. 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.

Screen Shot 2019-12-08 at 6.19.27 PMBest 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.

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Dr Contessa & Dr Scott Metcalfe

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.

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Dr Ijeoma Igwe, Kenny Kenglomerate

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

Terry J Vaughn celebrates her 50th b-day with friends and family at Cascade Skating Rink

IMG_0035Actress 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.

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Wendy Williams tears up during Hollywood Star ceremony

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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

Lil Yachty headlines Destination: atlanta concert

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Lil Yachty Photo Credit Journeys/adidas Originals

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.

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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!

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Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019

IMG_0064Nothing 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.

IMG_0083Upon arrival everyone was given a giant Creme of Nature product carrying gift bag and we certainly needed them as the festival did NOT hold back on the freebees. Continue reading Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019

New Film Alert – Starring Ray J & Reagan Gomez

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(l-r) Stephanie Hart, Terri J Vaughn, Anne-Marie Johnson, Reagan Gomez, Ray J

TV One’s upcoming new original holiday film, “Dear Santa, I Need a Date.” The film stars Ray JReagan 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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