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TV One’s ‘Sister Circle’ premiering at a new time on February 26

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

CONGRATS to the ladies of TV One’s Sister Circle. The daily talk show featuring R&B Diva Syleena Johnson, Married to Medicine’s Quad Webb-Lunceford, media maven Rashana Ali and comedienne and actress Kiana Dancie is moving from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST beginning tomorrow morning (February 26).

The ladies have been killing each and every day and are now bringing that #BlackGirlMagic to afternoons. The show has featured a variety of guests including T.I., Sheryl Lee Ralph, Stephanie Mills, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and more.

Check out photos from the ladies recent tribute to Black History Month icons Josephine Baker, Rosa Parks, Zora Neale Hurston and Phyllis Hyman.

Sister Circle is produced out of TEGNA’s WATL in Atlanta and reaches 60 percent of U.S. television households.  Guests for this week include Will “Power” Packer, Kym Whitley, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III and gospel sensation Jekalyn Carr.

Will you be watching Sister Circle at its new time?

Photo Credits: Instagram/SisterCircle

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RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey hosts ATL Screening of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Last night, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey hosted a private screening in Atlanta of Fifty Shades Freed – the final movie in the Fifty Shades trilogy. You may remember, Cynthia is a fan of the franchise and hosted a #50ShadesofCynthia party for her 50th birthday celebration last February.

A number of her celebrity friends were also in attendance including her RHOA co-stars Eva Marcille and Shamea Morton as well as Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe from Married to Medicine.

Bailey was also joined by a few shirtless “Mr. Greys,” who posed with the ladies all night.  

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon.  Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the film arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury.  But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Also returning from prior Fifty Shades entries are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Robinne Lee.

Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series.  The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.

Click here to watch the trailer!

See more photos below:

Cynthia Bailey

Quad Webb-Lunceford

Cynthia Bailey + Quad Webb-Lunceford 

The ladies + the “Mr. Greys”

Photo Credits: Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures

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Keenyah Hill, Miss Quad, RazorChic & more attend Sammi Haynes B-Day Bash [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius

SHEEN Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Sammi Haynes celebrated his birthday Wednesday night and yours truly was there to capture all the sights and sounds.

The party was held on the rooftop of Atlanta’s Suite Food Lounge and was attended by a number of TV personalities, tastemakers and influencers including “Sister Circle Live” co-host Quad Webb-Lunceford, “America’s Next Top” model alum Keenyah Hines and celebrity hairstylist and social media star—RazorChic of Atlanta.

The evening’s theme was “Reconnecting Family, Friends and Partnerships” and featured a live performance from gospel music sensation—Lawrence Flowers and Intercession.

SHEEN Magazine is the ultimate beauty guide for women of color and has been the prominent voice for the American beauty industry for over twelve years. The magazine is published bi-monthly and remains current on what’s happening in beauty, fashion, hair and entertainment.

Haynes has been Editor-In-Chief for over five years now and is responsible for the magazine’s hot new look and covers featuring such high profile talent as Monica, Niecy Nash, Regina HallSheryl Lee Ralph, Sherri Shepherd and most recently the co-hosts of “The Real.”  Haynes is also responsible for the magazine’s highly anticipated “Kimmie Awards” which is named after the magazine’s publisher—Kimberly Chapman—and celebrates creatives and business-oriented professionals in their perspective fields. Click here to see last year’s awards ceremony honoring TV and film icon Vivica A. Fox and Power‘s Naturi Naughton.

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WEtv hosts ATL Screening of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ – Season 2 [PHOTOS]

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WEtv hosted a special Atlanta screening of its hugely popular series “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” Tuesday night. The invitation only event took place at the Rich Auditorium of the Woodruff Arts Center.

“Growing Up Hip HopAtlanta” star Bow Wow introduced the episode to a jam-packed house which also included his co-stars Reginae Carter, Zonnique Pullins, Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin and Ayana Fite. Supporting them were some of the show’s other cast members—Jermaine Dupri, Deb Antney, Da Brat and newcomer singer Jhonni Blaze, who appeared as a guest on season one.

Atlanta celebrities in attendance included WEtv stars Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mother “Mama” June ShannonTowanda and Trina Braxton; and “LA Hair” star Gocha Hawkins; along with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore; super-producer Bangledash, actors Demetria McKinney and Brad James (from SyFy’s “Superstition”); singers Damion Hall (Guy) and Daron Jones (112) and more.

Following the screening the “Growing Up Hip HopAtlanta” cast gave the audience insight into the upcoming season with a Q&A, moderated by Gary with Da Tea from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. While avoiding any spoilers, the cast revealed that Season 2 is all about their growth as individuals, particularly for Reginae and Shaniah establishing themselves beyond their famous parents’ careers; and professionally, with Bow Wow and Zonnique working on new music; Brandon developing two new R&B groups; and Ayana developing her clothing line. The cast also hinted at a focus on exploring past issues between Bow Wow and mentor Jermaine Dupri; and Zonnique and Reginae, who are working to recreate the bond they once shared.

After the screening, the “Growing Up Hip HopAtlanta” stars and their guests headed to new Atlanta nightspot Revel, where they recreated a vibe worthy of JD’s hit “Welcome to Atlanta” with music by DJ Infamous. The near-capacity party crowd included a few more recognizable faces with “Love & HipHopAtlanta” stars Erica Dixon and Estelita; producer Mr. Hanky; rapper Silento and more coming out to celebrate the show’s new season.

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“Growing Up Hip HopAtlanta” airs on WEtv on Thursday, January 11 at 9pm.

Photo Credits: Paras Griffin for GettyImages/WETV

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Tyrese headlines ‘UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball 2017’ [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out images from last night’s “UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball” featuring R&B singer/songwriter and film star Tyrese Gibson. The annual fundraising event took place at the famed Marriott Marquis and was attended by who’s who of influencers and tastemakers.

The “UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball” was created over 34 years ago by former Atlanta Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young and philanthropist Billye S. Aaron as a way to raise scholarship dollars for deserving African-American students looking to attend an HBCU (Historical Black College and University). It is also the city’s unofficial end-of-the-year party that brings together local celebrities, dignitaries, civic and elected officials.

This year’s Ball Chairs included Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation; Ted Blum, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office and chair of the firm’s Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice and Wendy Stewart, president, Atlanta Market Bank of America.

Atlanta celebrities in attendance included hip-hop star Jeezy, TV and film star Chris Tucker, Broadway legend and iconic recording artist Stephanie Mills, the cast of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” – Miss Quad WebbLunceford, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Jackie Walters, actress and comedienne Cocoa Brown and former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks.  Also in attendance were Atlanta’s Mayor Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms as well as Birmingham, Alabama’s new Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Tyrese served as both entertainment and celebrity co-chair. He performed a medley of his biggest hits as well as songs from other R&B artists like Jodeci, Mint Condition and Frankie Beverly & Maze. After his set, he and media personality, Frank Ski helped raise additional scholarship dollars.

Check out all the photos below:

Ambassador Andrew Young + Billye S. Aaron + Hank Aaron 

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed + First Lady Sarah Elizabeth Reed 

Students from the Ron Clark Academy opened the Ball

CAU Jazz Orchestra provided pre-show entertainment

Atlanta Mayor Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms +

First Lady Elizabeth Reed + Phaedra Parks

Saptosa Foster + Sheryl Gripper 

Former Atlanta First Lady Valerie Jackson + UNCF President Michael L. Lomax +

Justine Boyd UNCF Regional Development Director + Guest

UNCF President Michael L. Lomax + Mayor Randall Woodfin

Stephanie Mills

TYRESE GIBSON

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Cast of TV One’s ‘When Love Kills’ attends ATL Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

TV One hosted a very special advanced screening this week for its upcoming original movie, “When Love Kills” and #UPFRONT was there to capture all of the sights and sounds. The red carpet premiere took place at Atlantic Station’s Regal Cinema Theaters and was attended by the film’s cast and crew as well as Atlanta celebrities, influencers and contest winners.

Originally titled “Hit a Lick,”  “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” is inspired by an episode of TV One’s original series “For My Man,” and tell the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (Niatia “Lil’ Mama” Kirkland), a teen mom who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Big Dino (Lance Gross). His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she’s forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. “When Love Kills” also stars Tami Roman, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Big Freedia, Tiffany Black and Lil Zane.

The film marks the directing debut of acclaimed actress Tasha Smith and was written and executive produced by Cas Sigers-Beedles. “I have so much compassion for this girl,” said Smith to RC in November 2016.  “To be able to work with a talent such as Lil Mama and help bring this story to life in a way that is full of compassion and passion without any judgement is a blessing.”

Celebrities in attendance included: Ferrari, Trina Braxton, Terri J. Vaughn, Pastor Troy, Irv Gotti, Blue Kimble, Cocoa Brown, Dawn Halfkenny, Demetria McKinney, Willie Moore Jr., LeLee Lyons, Nicci Gilbert, Gary Wit Tha Tea, Roger M. Bobb and the hosts of TV One’s new talk show, “Sister Circle“—Syleena Johnson, Rashana Ali, Kiana Dancie, Quad Webb-Lunceford and Funkie Dineva.

The event also featured a sneak peek of TV One’s other new original movie, “Bobbi Kristina” starring Demetria McKinney, Hassan Johnson, Vivica A. Fox and Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina.  Check out more red carpet photos below:

Lance Gross + Roger M. Bobb 

Cocoa Brown 

Blue Kimble 
Tami Roman talking to #UPFRONT

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Terri J. Vaughn 

Irv Gotti 

Trina Braxton 

“Sister Circle” hosts: Funky Dineva, Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie,

Quad Webb-Lunceford and Syleena Johnson 

Demetria McKinney

Lil Zane

“When Love Kills” cast with #SavingOurDaughters  

Willie Moore Jr. 

When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story airs on
Monday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EST
Photo Credits: Marcus Ingram/TV One and RayCornelius.com
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TV ONE presents new weekly talk show ‘Sister Circle’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A new talk show is coming to TV One this fall titled, “Sister Circle” and debuts on Monday, September 11 at 9 a.m.

“Sister Circle” is being described as a live, one-hour daily that will be hosted by four dynamic personalities—media maven Rashana Ali, Grammy nominated singer and former “R&B Diva” star Syleena Johnson, reality star and fashionista Quad Webb-Lunceford and comedienne + actress Kiana Dancie. It will also feature YouTube sensation Funky Dineva as DJ Q, who when not spinning records will add a guy’s unique POV to the ‘Sister Circle’ discussion. The show is also part of the network’s morning news and lifestyle programming block.

“The collaboration between TV One and TEGNA allows us to present a talk show uniquely tailored to African-American women that will bring the energy and fun of a good get together with your best girlfriends to our daily morning line up,” said D’Angela Proctor, head of original programming, TV One. “Watching ‘Sister Circle’ will be like having brunch with your best girlfriends every day. While the audience will come for the conversation, they’ll stay for the sisterhood.”

“Sister Circle” will empower and inspire African-American women and include news and insights on relationships, parenting, fitness, personal finances, the latest trends and the joys and frustrations of everyday life, all from the compelling, humorous and sincere perspective of the show’s hosts. The show will also feature interviews with celebrity guests and expert opinions on key and relevant issues.

Will you be watching “Sister Circle” when it airs this September?

Photo Credit: TV One

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Karen Civil, Marlo Hampton, Toya Wright & more honored at ‘Women of Impact Dinner’ [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

It was all about #BlackGirlMagic last night as IMPACT Magazine honored 50 of Atlanta’s biggest and brightest at their inaugural annual Women of Impact Dinner. The private event took place at Buckhead’s Level V event space and paid homage to social media powerhouse Karen Civil, as well as other women who have excelled in their respected industries. The event was also hosted in honor of the publication’s 10th year anniversary.

IMPACT Magazine’s mission and purpose is to empower, encourage, and to educate readers through the power of images and words. The publication tackles the issues of life, by giving examples of ordinary people, living extraordinary lives. IMPACT educates the readers on health, wealth, and all things pertaining to who they are; challenging them to evolve into whom they are destined to become.

Other honorees included R&B singers Angie Stone, Avery*Sunshine, Keke Wyatt, Towanda Braxton as well as reality stars Jewel Tankard (Bravo’s Thicker Than Water), Marlo Hampton (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Quad Webb-Lunceford & Lisa Nicole Cloud (Bravo’s Married to Medicine), Deb Antney & Rashida Frost (Love and Hip Hop Atlanta). Real Housewives of Atlanta show creator Princess Banton-Lofters, BMI executive Catherine Brewton, HGTV personality Egypt Sherrod and my good friend and blogger extraordinaire Xaveria Bryant of IceCreamConversations were also among the honorees.

Check out more images below:

Tammy Rivera

Princess Banton-Lofters

Jewel Tankard

Catherine Brewton

Marlow Hampton

Toya Wright

Rasheeda Frost and Tammy Rivera

Xaviera Bryant and Karen Civil

Tiffany Williams 

Que Barnes Jackson with Lisa Nicole Cloud

Rasheeda Frost 

Catherine Brewton and Avery*Sunshine

Quad Webb-Lunceford

Karen Civil

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Married to Medicine’ Season 4 Eps. 1

Written by | Ray Cornelius

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from Sunday night’s Season 4 premiere of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine.” The pictures were taken during Lisa Nicole Cloud‘s “Celebration of Life” Party that was taped at her beautiful home last spring.  I was personally invited by Lisa’s camp to come out and cover the party and was able to capture these exclusive images of her and the other cast members before things got heated. Her special guests included Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Wright and the show’s newest cast member Genise Shelton. Dwight Eubanks was also present along with Dr. Rondrick Williamson, “Talking with Tami” (Tami Reed) and a few others.

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Lisa Nicole Cloud with Dr. Jackie Walters 

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Lisa‘s home was decorated with red and white everything for the party!

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Miss Quad wearing all white

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Rocquel Caliste with Shalawn Willis and other invited guests

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Dr. Simone Whitmore and husband Cecil Whitmore 

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Toya Bush-Harris 

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Dr. Jackie Walters and Dr. Rondrick Williamson

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“Talking with Tami” with Lisa‘s publicist Phillip Hudson

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Dr. Heavenly Kims and husband with Quad Webb-Lunceford and other guests

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com

“Married to Medicine” airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo!
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RC attends Season 4 Preview Party for ‘Married to Medicine ‘ [PHOTOS]

Posted  by | Ray Cornelius

I had a blast attending Thursday night’s preview party for Season 4 of Bravo’s hit series “Married to Medicine” (M2M). The invitation only event took place at the W Hotel Midtown and was attended by all of the cast members including Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore as well as the show’s newest additon, Genise Shelton and the show’s creator and “Queen Bee” Mariah Huq.

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M2M cast with Sasha the Diva!

Special guests in attendance included “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost, realtity stars Monyetta Shaw and Toya Wright, media maven Rene Miller, Bravo TV stars from “Thicker than Water” Jewel Tankard, “Mother Funders” Carla Stephens and “RHOA” Phaedra Parks. Also spotted at the preview party were  “If Loving You is Wrong” stars April Parker Jones and Joel Rush, former “R&B Divas” star Meelah Williams, celebrity blogger “Talking with Tami and “L.A. Hair” star Gocha Hawkins. Two cast members from the “Married to Medicine Houston” (M2MH)—Dr. Ashaundra Batiste and Dr. Monica Patel—were also in attendance.

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Miss Quad giving us body last night during the premiere

The evening began with a dazzling red carpet followed by a screening of this season’s first episode. Kiss 104.1 radio personality and reality star Sasha the Diva served as the host and moderator of the post screening Q&A session. Season 4 of “Married to Medicine” begins this Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. following the season premiere of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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Rene Miller 

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M2MH’s Dr. Ashaundra Batiste and husband

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Mother Funders star Carla Stephens

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Thicker Than Water’s Jewel Tankard 

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M2M’s Mariah Huq and husband

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M2M’s Dr. Simone Whitmore and husband

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Inspirational Singer Delra and daughter

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M2M’s Lisa Nicole Cloud and Dr. Darren Naugles

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“Talking with Tami”

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If Loving You is Wrong’s Joel Rush 

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If Loving You Is Wrong’s April Parker Jones 

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Paul Lewis of Magic Music Management and guest

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Sasha the Diva! 

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M2M’s Genise Shelton and husband

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M2MH’s Dr. Monica Patel 

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M2M’s Dr. Heavenly Kimes and husband

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Dr. Rondrick Williamson

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R&B Diva Meelah Williams 

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M2M’s Dr. Jackie Walters 

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Q Barnes aka “The Cut Queen of Atlanta”

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Lisa Nicole Cloud with Sasha the Diva!

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Dr. Simone Whitmore with her hairstylist Brandan Combs

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Gocha Hawkins

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Toya Wright

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Dr. Simone Whitmore with Toya Bush-Wright

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 Monyetta Shaw 

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RHOA‘s Phaedra Parks

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Celebrity Mamas of Atlanta

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Mariah Huq aka “The Queen Bee” has spoken!

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Dr. Heavenly hosts ‘Heaven Help Us Relationship Master Class’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

“Married to Medicine star” Dr. Heavenly Kimes hosted her inaugural “Heaven Help Us: Dating & Relationships Master Class” over the holiday weekend. The event was presented by the reality star and relationship expert and her new dating app PIQ.

unnamed-74The one-day class was attended by nearly 200 singles and couples at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta and featured a who’s who of experts and thought-leaders who shared their wisdom on courtship, commitment, sex and marriage.

Guest panelists included “Married to Medicine” cast members Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Jackie Walters and Genise Shelton along with Jack Daniels, Stacii Jae Johnson, Sasha the Diva, Dr. Myla Bennett, Andre Carter, Angie Nicolas, Dr. Rondrick Williamson, Dr. Alisa Nelson-Wade, Marcus Rosier, Viondi Pate and LaChaka Barney.

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Guests enjoyed the informative sessions as well as a catered lunch featuring music by Hot 107.9’s DJ Princess Cut. Special thanks to sponsors Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery, Chakalate Factory Novelties, Glow Skin Enhancement and Signature Sipz.

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Centric’s FTBU star Stacii Jae Johnson posing with an attendee

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Attendee posing with Dr. Jackie, Dr. Simone and Genise Shelton

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Dr. Heavenly Kimes w/Quad Webb-Lunceford & Dr. Rondrick Williamson

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‘The Wiz’ ATL Take Over + New Previews [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

On Saturday, November 21st, V-103 hosted an ATL-style salon takeover for NBC’s highly anticipated new show, The Wiz Live at celebrity stylist’s Gocha Hawkins, Midtown hot spot with a live on-air afternoon broadcast.

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Twenty five young ladies from the non-profit organization, Saving Your Daughters, transformed into little “Dorothies” for the day, as they attended the event and had a chance to get primped and pampered with nail and salon services.

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The girls were also able to meet some of their favorite local celebrities including WVEE-FM on-air personality Ramona DeBreaux, Quad Webb-Lunceford (Bravo’s Married to Medicine), Dr. Heavenly Kimes (Bravo’s Married to Medicine), Shamea Morton (Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta), LaTavia Roberson (TV One’s R&B Diva’s Atlanta) and LaKenya Morris (WEtv’s Cutting It In the ATL).

Check out more photos + two new ‘Wiz” previews below:

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The Wiz Live takeover took place at Gocha Hawkins Midtown Atlanta Salon

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The “Dorothies” getting pampered!

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So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard?

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“Wiz” inspired cupcakes

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Gocha Hawkins appears on WEtv’s L.A. Hair

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LaTavia Roberson posing with the “Dorothies” on the Yellow Brick Road

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Gocha Hawkins with all of the “Dorothies” Saving Your Daughters

 

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The Wiz Live! airs December 3 on NBC at 8 p.m.

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WEtv’s ‘L.A. Hair’ star Gocha Hawkins opens new Atlanta Hair Salon [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

It was all about celebrity hairstylist, Gocha Hawkins, last night at the grand opening celebration for her new Gocha Salon in Midtown-Atlanta. The pint-size beauty was dressed in pink and green garb from head-to-toe and was surrounded by her family, friends, and industry professionals.

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Gocha Hawkins and her team of stylists

Hawkins, who is originally from my hometown of Orlando, FL, is the newest member of WEtv’s “L.A. Hair” and was all smiles when her fellow cast members—Dontay Savoy, Naja Rickette, Anthony Pazos, China Upshaw, Terry Hunt and Leah Aldridge—stopped by to congratulate her. Unfortunately, the queen of “L.A. Hair,” Kim Kimble was not able to attend the opening because she was presenting at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty show across town.

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 Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” family

Other special invited guests included Phaedra Parks and Carmon Cambrice from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” along with Quad Webb-Lunceford, LaToya Bush Harris, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole from Bravo’s “Married to Medicine.” Also present was Erica Dixon from VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” former reality star and book author, Toya Wright, WEtv’s “Cutting It in the ATL” divas Maja Sly, LaKenya Morris and Dedra Allen as well as celebrity stylists Terrence Davidson and Terrance Terry from Oxygen’s “Nail’d It!”  There was even as appearance by hair icon John Paul Dejoria, founder of Paul Mitchell systems and owner of Patron Tequila.

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 Hawkins with Toya Wright, Phaedra Parks and Quad Webb-Lunceford

Gocha has worked her magic on the tresses of a number of celebrities and entertainers including Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Serena Williams, Drake, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and more. Her business is also the official salon for the Atlanta Hawks dance team and is located at 950 West Peachtree Street, Unit 265 in Midtown-Atlanta.

Check out more photos below:

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 Cocoa Fab’s Rita K. Davis and with PR maven Angela Watts 

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 “Cutting It In the ATL” stars Lakenya Morris & Maja Sly with Hawkins

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 Hawkins with Toya Wright

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 L.A. Hair’s Leah Aldridge

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Hawkins with Carmon Cambridge

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 LHHATL’s Erica Dixon with “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes, LaToya Bush Harris and Lisa Nicole

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 Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” Family – Naja, Dontay, China, Anthony and Terry

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RHOA’s Phaedra Parks to appear on ‘Married to Medicine’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

RHOA star Phaedra Parks will make a guest appearance on Sunday’s episode of Married to Medicine.  It appears that Quad Webb-Lunceford is seeking some legal action regarding a physical altercation she had with co-star Lisa Nicole Cloud. What was supposed to be a civil lunch meeting between the two divas turned into an all brawl that resulted in Cloud hurling a glass at Quad and cutting her face. Check out the clip below and don’t forget to tune on Sunday, July 26 at 9p.m. EST on Bravo!

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