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‘Cutting It In the ATL’ stars host Blogger Luncheon [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

WEtv hosted a blogger luncheon yesterday in preparation for the debut of its newest reality series, “Cutting It In The ATL.” The invitation only event took place at the TWELVE Hotel Atlanta and featured the show’s colorful cast members: Beautii J, Dedra Allen, Mushiya Tshikuka, Maja Sly, and LaKenya Morris. The bloggers also enjoyed a sneak peek of the first episode and interacted with the cast members during a lively Q&A session.

As previously reported, “Cutting It In the ATL” is an unscripted program that follows four glamorous and headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.

Also in attendance were WE tv executive producers Robyn Schneiders and Kate Farrell along with WE tv executive vice president of original programming, Lauren Gellert.

Check out a few photos below:

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 Blogger Carmen Jonz/”Cutting It In the ATL’s” Maja Sly

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 WEtv’s EVP of Original Programming Lauren Gellert

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 Gabrielle Joffie, Jeanine Fulton and Erika Dotson of Indique Hair

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 Attendees watching the first episode

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 Mushiya Tshikuka talking during Q&A

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 The Source’s Abesi interviewing Maja Sly 

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 Jubilee Magazine’s Kim Ford with her daughter

 Cutting It In The ATL debuts Thursday, May 21 at 10/9c on WE tv.

 Photo Credits: James Pray

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WATCH New Trailer for WEtv’s ‘Cutting It In the ATL’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Hair divas collide in the new trailer for WEtv’s upcoming reality series, “Cutting It In the ATL.” As previously reported, the new unscripted program follows four glamorous and headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game. The owners include Beautii Joseph (Owner –  Spoiled Opulence), Maja Sly (Owner – Walk-In Weaves), Mushiya Tshikuka (Owner – The Damn Salon), Dedra Allen (Owner – J’Doah Salon) and stylist LaKenya Morris (J’Doah Salon). Competition is fierce and so are the ladies. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.

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WEtv’s Cutting It In the ATL premieres on Thursday, May 21 at 10 p.m.

Photo Credit: WEtv.com

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SHEEN Magazine’s Celebrates ‘Legendary Weekend’ with Black Tie Gala [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

SHEEN Magazine hosted its Inaugural Legendary Weekend Gala last night at Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis. The black-tie affair commemorated the anniversary of the publication as well as the 50th Birthday of its publisher and founder, Kimberly Chapman.  Awards of Excellence were also given out to top Atlanta influencers in the categories of Photography, Wardrobe Styling, Makeup and Blogging.

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Mimi Faust with Mushiya Tshikuka

The evening was kicked-off by a dazzling red carpet and was hosted by actors Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Jasmine Burke. Several Atlanta celebrities made appearances throughout the night including Claudia Jordan (RHOA), Marlo Hampton( RHOA), Palmer Williams (Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor), Christina Johnson( Atlanta Exes), Andrea Kelly (Hollywood Exes), Dr. Heavenly Kims (Married To Medicine), and Rev. Dr. Joseph Williams. Also in attendance were Mimi Faust (Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta) and HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod along with “Cutting It In The ATL” stars Beautii Joseph, Maja Sly, and Mushiya Tshikuka.

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 Bobby V working the crowd

The night also included a number of stellar musical performances from D. Woods, Sammie aka Leigh Bush, and Vina Mills. R&B crooner Tony Terry delivered his classic song, “When I’m With You” while Bobby V brought everyone to the dance floor with a medley of his hits.

Check out more photos below:

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Andrea Kelly, Palmer Williams and Claudia Jordan

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Miss Black Georgia/135th Street Agency’s Saptosa Foster

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Atlanta Celebrity Hair Stylists – Mushiya Tshikuka and Gocha Hawkins

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Cutting It In Atlanta’s Beautii Joseph with PR Maven April Love 

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Reality stars Dominique Scott and Pastor Brian Scott

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Tika Sumpter, LisaRaye McCoy, and Kenya Moore have all appeared on the cover of SHEEN

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 Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Jasmine Burke

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Vina Mills kicked off the evening with an electric musical performance

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D. Woods performed a touching ballad

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Dress #2 for host Jasmine Burke

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Claudia Jordan and Carmon Cambrice taking a selfie

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Sammie aka Leigh Bush performed Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour”

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 Kimberly Chapman receiving her flowers from her son and daughter

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 Bobby V serenading Kimberly Chapman

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Claudia Jordan, Kimberly Chapman and Jasmine Burke on the dancer floor for Bobby V’s performance

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 Bobby V took his performance to the dance floor and have everyone rocking

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 Celebrity Bloggers “Talking with Tami” and “Freddyo” clowning on the dance floor

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 Reality-star Marlo Hampton/Fashion Winner – Dallas The Stylist

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 Reality divas Andrea Kelly and Dr. Heavenly Kimes presenting the award for “Best in Makeup”

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 Colour U Cosmetics’ Karen Stallings went home with the win for “Best in Makeup

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 Other celebrity presenters included Christina Johnson and Palmer Williams 

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James Anthony won for “Best in Photography”

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 Celebrity Blogger Tami Reed receiving her award

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 Hosts Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Jasmine Burke thanking Kimberly Chapman

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Happy Birthday Kimberly Chapman and congrats SHEEN MAGAZINE!

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com

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Jamie Foster Brown, Malinda Williams & More host Women’s Empowerment Panel

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Media maven Jamie Foster Brown and her Sister 2 Sister  brand are teaming up with the Natural Hair and Health Expo for a Women’s Empowerment Panel on Saturday, March 28 in Birmingham, AL.

The panel will draw thousands of women of all hair textures to this candid, no-holds-barred conversation about life, love, success and style.  Panelists include: recording artist and reality TV star Traci Braxton; actress and talk show host, Malinda Williams; supermodel and reality TV star Cynthia Bailey; and natural hair icon and rising reality-TV star Mushiya Tshikuka. The panel will be moderated by Jamie Foster Brown.

Click here for tickets and additional information!