BET Presents Premier Party in Atlanta for the new show “The Grand Hustle” airs Thursday nights on BET . Check your local listings & check out our photo gallery!
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.
We wish you well! Hey Mimi!
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.
Guess what? The Female Television Guru takes her craft to Netflix where she can truly expand her brand. According to Radio Facts
Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and Shondaland today announced the first slate of series being developed by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and their team to premiere exclusively for Netflix members around the world.
“I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement,” said Rhimes. “Ted and Cindy and everyone at Netflix have been incredible partners in making that happen. This is Shondaland 2.0.”
“From the world of Regency England all the way to present day Manhattan, we at Shondaland have a wonderful opportunity to explore new worlds and tell these stories in many different ways,” said Beers. “We are fortunate to be working with such an inspiring group of talent, including our amazing creative team at Netflix. I could not be more thrilled!”
“It’s been thrilling to begin this journey with Shonda, Betsy and their team and watch them embrace the full range of creative freedom possible at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “Infused with Shonda’s sensibility, the Shondaland slate is shaping up to be something truly special that we know will delight our members around the world.”
The projects include the following series (all titles are working titles):
Untitled Shonda Rhimes Project
Based on the New York Magazine article How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler. Manhattan makes a new friend like no other. But is she the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York’s biggest con woman? Is it a con if you enjoy being taken?
* Shonda Rhimes (EP) will create the series.
Untitled Bridgerton Project
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
* Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen (EP) will adapt and showrun the series.
The Warmth of Other Suns
Based on Pulitzer-Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book of the same name, this powerful groundbreaking series tracks the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.
*National Humanities Medal recipient, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and 2-time Drama Desk winning playwright Anna Deavere Smith (EP) is set to adapt.
Pick & Sepulveda
Set in the 1840s against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, the series tracks the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own.
*Emmy-award writer Janet Leahy (EP) will create the series.
Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys’ club core and pre-saged the Time’s Up movement.
Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Kate Andersen Brower’s brilliant nonfiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, which offers a vividly accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.
In this darkly comedic half-hour series, an apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.
*Writer/actress Jill Alexander (Co-EP) will create the series.
Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning reimagining of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This staged contemporization – with its inclusive cast of all ages and its blend of dance traditions – has further cemented Debbie Allen’s legacy as one of the greatest forces for good in dance.
*Oliver Bokelberg (DP/Director Scandal) will serve as director, cinematographer and producer.
Source: Radio Facts
Female Rap Artist Kourtni Myers native of Fort Myers, Florida has moved to Atlanta, Georgia and teamed up with Jagged Edge producers Brian and Brandon to produce her latest video “Slums”. The video depicts Myers in Atlanta, GA rapping in the streets (which is her first love) and where she grew up (in the slums of Ft. Meyers). The lyrics talk about her life growing up in the Slums and how her roots grounded her and built her to be the strong African American female she has blossomed into as an adult.
Now living in Atlanta pursuing her dreams Myers is relentlessly recording weekly and booking shows in pursuit of the most fullfilling career she can obtain as an artist. Available for hosting and even comtemplating a career in front of the camera if the right opportunity becomes available Kourtni Myers is a beautiful soul that is definitely not afraid of hard work. Check out her music video below:
In 2017 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Angel McCoughtry decided to take a break. Her body needed a break from years of non stop basketball bouncing back and forth from the USA to out of the country hooping out of the country from Russia to Turkey and even playing on the Olympics Team representing the USA. On a break taking the time to open an ice cream Parlor in the heart of Atlanta while loving every minute of it; but still something was missing.
Angel’s comments on her Grandmother being her #1 Fan:
Ever since I started playing basketball, my grandma has been obsessed with watching me hoop. I’m talking obsessed, like you wouldn’t believe. Like — even back when I was in high school, that woman would show up to my games hollering and screaming. And she kept on at it through college and into the pros — whether it was in person, or on TV, or even just catching highlights. For over 15 years, I’m telling you: If I was hooping, Grams was watching.
The City of Atlanta would love to thank Grams because she is the main reason McCoughtry is back in Atlanta at the top of her game giving everything to the team to put them in the position to win that championship ring! Check on the DREAM Atlanta’s schedule on their website. wnba atlanta dream 2018 schedule
The Queen has had it up to here! Finally Queen Latifah will continue to create more TV content. According to reports, she’s teaming up with Electus to develop a travel documentary series. She will executive produce with her Flavor Unit Entertainment banner, with Flavor Unit’s Shakim Compere also executive producing. Latifah says of her latest venture,
The talented singer/rapper/Executive Producer had the following to say:
There are so many funny, brilliant women in this industry, and – with plenty of successful male-driven travel series out there – a comedic docu-series about sisterhood and adventure is just the type of uncharted territory we want to plant our flag in.