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

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

Oprah’s Makeup artist Derrick Rutledge hosts Celebration of Life party

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Derrick Rutledge had more than a birthday party hosted with his longtime bestie actress

and comedian Kym Whitley in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  It was a grand

celebration of life.

iKnown as one of the most prolific and sought-after makeup artists, he has painted the
faces of some of the most powerful women in this world, including former first lady
Michelle Obama and Beyoncé, and is most notably known for “beating the face” of one of

the most influential women in media and television,
Oprah Winfrey.  As celebrity guests
arrived for the extravagant birthday celebration, they had nothing but amazing things to
say about their experience with knowing Rutledge over the years.

Continue reading Oprah’s Makeup artist Derrick Rutledge hosts Celebration of Life party

The Photograph staring Issa Rae & LaKeith Stanfield – the perfect Romance Dramedy

Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 10.08.09 PMWent to see The Photograph today after reading a handful of great reviews even though they had me after I had seen the trailer. I love a great love story & Valentine’s Day (even after having no specific Valentine for the past 12 years). Issa Rae & LaKeith did an amazing acting job of really making the audience feel like they are both in love in real life.

The writer/director Stella Meghie of this film Stella did an amazing job of telling a story line without adding too much drama or conflict to detract from the “love line” of the story. A great job of flip flopping back and forth through two different time eras and telling two love stories of two different generations of women at once. There were a lot of moments in the movie that made the audience look at their own personal love life (looking at their relationship with their own mom), their ability to take a chance on love or wonder why they aren’t willing to take chances on love. Continue reading The Photograph staring Issa Rae & LaKeith Stanfield – the perfect Romance Dramedy

3 People shot at Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point on Valentine’s Day

Police are looking for the suspect in a shooting at the East Point restaurant ‘OLD LADY GANG’ owned by Atlanta housewife Kandi Burruss & her husband Todd Tucker. The suspect entered the restaurant and targeted another man during the shooting in which 2 innocent bystanders were shot according to East Point Captain Allyn Glover.

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Police are investigating a triple shooting inside a popular East Point restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Story developing.

Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for Disorderly Conduct

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Photo Credit CBS.com

On February 11, 2020  over a year after claiming he was attacked on the cold streets of Chicago, Jussie Smollett was indicted by a special prosecutor in the case that the former Empire star probably thought was behind him. Jussie Smollett was back in court in the city of Chicago. Again, Jussie now faces time behind bars again as a possibility since on Feb 11th Smollett was indicited on six counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County grand jury over falsely reporting the assault. Continue reading Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for Disorderly Conduct

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

Family and Friends Remember Detroit Native DJ Slick B

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Detroit has truly lost a DJ, Friend, Father, Family man and motivator to many of his industry friends. Social media always tells the real story & from all the comments of love and condolences DJ Slick B was truly loved by many and will clearly be missed. The shock of this unfortunate tragedy is just a hard pill to swallow especially since so many people had just interacted with DJ Slick B during the series of events Super Bowl weekend in Miami and DJ & Hosting earlier the same day he was robbed and murdered.

Detroit police are currently investigating a shooting, which took place Friday at 7:25 p.m. on the 10100 block of West McNichols. According to sources, one of the victims, Byron, also known as DJ Slick B, died on the scene and the other victim, who is unidentified, was taken to a local hospital.

Upon further investigation, local police say the preliminary information currently presented is subject to change. Police have not confirmed whether anything was stolen as an attempted robbery has been reported to be the cause of tonight’s tragic events. – Clubhouse.com

“He was a real workaholic and would take every job he could possibly take, to and he would do a lot for free,” said music producer, Helluva.

“Real humble guy, speaks from the heart, loves the city, has a family, that’s what hurts the most,” Dr. Darrius said.

Dr. Darrius says the 28-year-old leaves behind three children. He was born and raised in Detroit, and took that pride on the road with him.

“He never forgot the independent Detroit artists he still rode for Detroit,” Helluva said.

At last check with Detroit Police, Sunday night, they don’t have anyone in custody

A message from Dr. Darrius to the people behind his friend’s murder.

“I say to the people living that lifestyle there is still an opportunity for you to turn your life around,” Dr. Darrius said. – Fox 5 Detroit

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US announces first American death of the Corona Virus meanwhile Cruise Ship passengers are in quarantine

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 8.20.38 AMMore than 400 Americans passengers are stuck on a cruise ship returning back to the US. The passengers are in quarrentine for 14 days. They are now 8 days in as they are getting swabbed, tested and cleared to return to their families.

“We want off this boat in health and not in dire crisis” says one passengers on the Diamond Princess ship as the cruisine has the passengers quarrentined for 14 days as they clear passengers aboard returning to the US.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 8.23.38 AMThere is a mass order for the masks from hospitals from the US (but wait aren’t these masks massed produced in China? Hmmm The factory workers are working triple shifts because of reduced staffing.

Passengers aboard the boat say they can only go outside in small groups for small amounts of time per day. There are only a few passengers on the ship that have balconies. The other passengers are stuck packed inside the ship with the same air circulating amongst them. Story still developing.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 8.23.18 AMAccording to CNN here is the return below:

Three stuck ships

Thousands of people are trapped on three cruise liners in Asia due to fears surrounding coronavirus among their passengers.

A ship in Japan, the Diamond Princess, and another in Hong Kong, the World Dream, have both been quarantined after it emerged they had hosted infected passengers.
A third ship, the Westerdam, has been turned away from various ports due to fears that there may be coronavirus cases on board. There is no suggestion that any passengers, current or former, have been infected.
Sixty-four passengers from the Diamond Princess have tested positive for the virus and been taken ashore for isolation and treatment, Japanese authorities said. About 2,600 guests and more than 1,000  crew are on board, including hundreds of Americans. They will likely stay in quarantine until February 19.

 

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