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Kandi Burruss hosts ATL Screening of ‘The Kitchen’ [PHOTOS]

Monday night, Warner Bros. hosted a special ‘Girl Boss’ screening of the upcoming mob drama film The Kitchen at CineBistro Theatre in Atlanta. 

RHOA star Kandi Burruss hosted the event bringing together a number of her girl boss friends including Toya Wright, Marlo Hampton, Shamea Morton and Yovanna Momplaisir, among others. Viewers enjoyed complimentary popcorn and specialty cocktails (‘The Mafia’s Kiss,’ ‘The Mob Moll’ and ‘The Hell’s Kitchen’) as they watched. 

Following the screening, guests stopped by The Kitchen x Mess in a Bottle vending machine to choose a custom t-shirt; the bespoke collection of short sleeve t-shirts are printed with positive and uplifting messages inspired by The Kitchen

#TheKitchenMovie is in theaters August 9. 

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WATCH New Trailer for ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’ Season 2 (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The heirs of Atlanta hip hop are back, on the new season of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” and testing the legacy of family and the code of the streets. Shocking secrets, betrayal and an unexpected health crisis spin their worlds out of control. But when they turn their backs on their famous family dynasties, will they pay the ultimate price or die trying?

After escaping a brutal confrontation last season, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow returns to the “A” to complete his comeback without his surrogate father and mega producer, Jermaine Dupri. On the heels of doing a So So Def tour with JD and Da Brat, a scandal between Bow and JD is exploited and battle lines are drawn.

The toxic rivalry between Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, and nemesis Brandon Barnes, rages on; but this season their warpath leads to dangerous threats and it’s clear it’s time to settle the score. Reginae is older and wiser, ready to move on and move out; however will she leave her pregnant mother, Toya Wright, on the lurch for a new living situation?

Brandon Barnes, the son of famed Hip Hop manager Debra Antney and brother to Hip Hop star Waka Flocka, is making moves without his mom. When Deb catches wind of what’s going on behind the scenes, Brandon may be facing a permanent disinheritance.

Zonnique Pullins, the daughter of Hip Hop power couple T.I. & Tiny, is torn when her ‘momager’ wants her to join the Xscape tour, as she tries to reach stardom on her own. Meanwhile, Zonnqiue gambles on her and Reginae’s friendship with a dangerous leap of faith. Shaniah Mauldin, daughter of Jermaine Dupri, approaches her dad about her fashion aspirations, while he pressures her to take over his empire. Unbeknownst to JD, Shaniah is about to drop a major bomb.

Ayana, DJ Hurricane’s daughter, wants to go under the knife, but she must choose between her health and her heart as she puts her life on the line. All hell breaks loose when an interview leaks and puts everyone on full blast!

In the streets of Hotlanta, no one can be trusted and stepping out of their parent’s shadows means risking everything…Tune in Thursday, January 11 at 9pm ET/PT. “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” is produced for WE tv by Entertainment One Television.

Photo Credits: WEtv

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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:

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Princess Banton-Lofters

Jewel Tankard

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Marlow Hampton

Toya Wright

Rasheeda Frost and Tammy Rivera

Xaviera Bryant and Karen Civil

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Que Barnes Jackson with Lisa Nicole Cloud

Rasheeda Frost 

Catherine Brewton and Avery*Sunshine

Quad Webb-Lunceford

Karen Civil

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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.

Check out more photos below:

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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!

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com

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ATL Stars attend Advanced Screening of ‘Perfect Match’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A number of Atlanta celebrities came out Tuesday night for the advanced screening of the new romantic comedy “Perfect Match” starring Terrence J and Cassie.

DSC_6967Toya Wright, Monyetta Shaw, SWV’s LeLee Lyons, Nicci Gilbert and Drea Kelly were just a few of the famous faces who came out to support the film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Also spotted were actress Reece Odum, Gary with Da Tea from The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Chaka Zulu, founder of Disturbing Tha Peace Records.

“The Perfect Match” follows Charlie (Terrence J) a bachelor who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister (Paula Patton), a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. An unconvinced Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love… until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Cassie Ventura). Charlie is sure that he will win the bet and prove his friends and sister wrong, so he rises to the occasion and takes on the challenge. Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair, but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Unsure of what to think or how to feel, he finds himself trying to navigate in a foreign territory. Now, Charlie is left questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one-night stand.

“The Perfect Match” also stars Lauren London, French Montana, Donald Faison, Dashcha Polanco, Joe Pantoliano, Timothy Delaghetto, Brandy Norwood, Kali Hawk, Beau Casper Smart with star studded cameos by Robin Givens and Jessica White.

Click here to see the trailer and check out pics below:
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Drea Kelly

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LeLee Lyons from SWV

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Chaka Zulu

Photo Credits: Paras Griffin for Getty Images for Codeblack Films

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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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Celebs Turn Out for ‘DOPE’ VIP Screenings In ATL, NYC, LA [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Last night, Open Road hosted a series of small, private screenings of DOPE  in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles, just days before the film releases on Friday. In Atlanta, local celebs and cast members of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” gathered at Regal Atlantic Station to catch the much-buzzed-about film. Attendees included Jermaine Dupri, Keri Hilson; “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast members Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Kirk and Rasheeda Frost, PreMadonna, Khadiyah Lewis, and Deb Antney; “Love & Hip Hop: NY” cast member Jhonni Blaze, singer Bobby V, WNBA Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry, Mishon, Sammie, D. Woods, Toya Wright, Bando Jonez, Shanell (Young Money), Chaka Zulu, Phillana Williams, D’Andrea Bidgood and Jamal Coleman.

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Kimbella and Juelz Santana

In New York, the casts of “Love & Hip Hop: NY” and the hit web series “Money & Violence” came out to Bryant Park Hotel to support DOPE. Attendees included Sherri Shepherd, “Love & Hip Hop: NY” cast members Amina Buddafly, Chrissy Monroe, Precious Paris, Rashidah Ali and Kimbella; Dipset rapper Juelz Santana; “Power” actor Marc John Jeffries; “Money & Violence” cast members Rafe, Grimey Tai, Striff, Cash, Princess, DJ Daffie, Shaquana, The Yardees and Erica Anderson; Power 105’s Cherry Martinez and ARISE TV’s Shannon Lanier.

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Final Draft

In Los Angeles at the Landmark Theater West Pavilion, VIPs such as actresses Angel Conwell and Antonique Smith; celeb hairstylists and WE tv “L.A. Hair” cast members Gocha Hawkins and China Upshaw; actors Marcus T. Paulk (Red Tails), Rodney Chester (Logo TV/”Noah’s Arc”) and Redaric Williams (“The Young and the Restless”); and publicist Lynn Jeter were in attendance.

DOPE  premieres nationwide on Friday.

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 Rasheeda and Kirk Frost with Toya Wright

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 Deb Antney, Keri Hilson, D. Woods, Sammie, Shanell, Bando Jonez and Bobby V

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 Actor Redaric Williams 

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 Celebrity hairstylists China Upshaw and Gocha Hawkins 

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Dope NYC Inside 2

 ARISE TV’S Shannon Lanier

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Actors Julito McCullum with Marc John Jeffries 

Photo Credits: James Pray (ATL), Milan Carter (L.A.) and Stephen Knight (NYC)

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Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker host ATL Preview Party for ‘Kandi’s Ski Trip’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss celebrated her birthday in style last night as she hosted a VIP preview party for her new Bravo reality series, “Kandi’s Ski Trip.”  The three-episode program follows newlyweds, Kandi and Todd Tucker, as they take their families on a Colorado ski trip with the hopes of blending them together. The trip took place after the sudden death of Todd’s mother, Ms. Sharon.

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Most of the show’s cast were in attendance including Kandi’s hilariously funny Aunts Bertha and Nora, her daughter Riley, her cousin Weenie, DonJuan, Carmon and of course, Mama Joyce. The event took place at the Suite Food Lounge in downtown Atlanta and featured a variety of lush desserts and a post Q&A session led  by Atlanta’s V-103.

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A number of Kandi’s friends were in attendance including her RHOA sisters Kenya Moore, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney, and Cynthia Bailey. “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” stars Rasheeda and Kirk Frost were present as well as Toya Wright, Monyetta Shaw, Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Lelee from the R&B group SWV. Music executive Kawan “KP” Prather was spotted along with actresses Tammy McGarity and Rachelle Neal. Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Shekinah Jo, Phaedra Parks, Derek J, Geneva S. Thomas, Funky Dineva and rap legend, Uncle Luke made brief appearances.

Check out more photos below:

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 Kandi, Todd and Mama Joyce

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 RHOA’s Claudia Jordan, Cynthia Bailey and Demetria McKinney

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 SWV’s LeLee Lyons

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 Don’t stop get it, get it…Uncle Luke in da house

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 Actress Tammy McGarity

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 Actress Rachelle Neal and guest

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 Monyetta Shaw and Keshia Knight-Pulliam

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 Kawan “KP” Prather 

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 “Blood, Sweat and Heels” star Geneva S. Thomas

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 “Fashion Queens” star Derek J 

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Kandi with Claudia, Kenya, Toya, Demetria and Rasheeda

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 “The Wish” stars Reece Odum and Blue Kimble

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 Shekinah Jo with Blogger Freddyo

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 Tameka “Tiny” Harris

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Say Cheese Ladies!

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Chris Rock attends ATL Screening of ‘TOP FIVE’ & visits Waffle House [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Before hitting up a Waffle House in Atlanta Tuesday evening, comedian Chris Rock made a brief appearance at a late night screening of his new  movie, “Top Five.” Surrounded by several bodyguards, Rock introduced the film to the audience that included Atlanta press, tastemakers and celebrities. The 10 p.m. viewing was hosted by V-103’s Ryan Cameron and was Rock’s last stop for the day that included screenings in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Special invited guests included Big Tigger, Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas, Towanda Braxton, Monyetta Shaw, Toya Wright & Memphitz, Shekinah Jo, Wingo from Jagged Edge, RL from NEXT, Comedian Carl Payne, Vine Celebrity Shod Santiago and the actors of the new movie, “Sons 2 The Grave”, currently filming in Atlanta including R&B Singer Trevor Jackson and Messiah Harris (T.I.’s son/VH1’s Family Hustle).

“Top Five” actress and Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star Karlie Redd was also in attendance and took photos with fans after the movie.

Check out the photos below:

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Keisha Knight-Pulliam, Big Tigger, Memphitz, Monyetta Shaw and Toya Wright

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Carl Payne acting silly in the audience

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Chris Rock introducing film next to Ryan Cameron

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Ray Cornelius with “Top Five” actress Karlie Redd

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 Chris Rock cuttin up with Waffle House staff

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Chris Rock giving a fist bump to Waffle House cook

 “Top Five” opens in theaters December 12.

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com and Rick Diamond/Getty Images

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Kandi Burruss hosts ATL screening of ‘LUCY’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

An advance Atlanta screening of Universal Pictures’ highly anticipated film, LUCY,  was hosted Wednesday night by Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and entrepreneur Kandi Burruss. 

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 (Kandi with Mama Joyce, Riley and Aunts Bertha and Nora)

It was a packed house with Burruss’ celebrity friends and special guests including Mama Joyce, her daughter Riley and her aunts Bertha and Nora. Also in attendance were Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s  Rasheeda & Kirk Frost, D. Woods, Fashion Queens’  Derek JAtlanta Exes’  Monyetta Shaw and Tameka Foster Raymond and book author and entrepreneur Toya Wright.

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 (Kandi with Nikki Nicole, Tobey Sanders, Carmon, Rasheeda, Tameka and Monyetta)

The Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtryDJ AONE and BET’s Sunday Best  Season 2 winner Y’anna Crawley were also in the building.

LUCY  is about a woman, who is accidentally caught in a dark deal and turns the tables on her captors, while transforming into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman and opens in theaters Friday, July 25.

Check out a few more photos from the premiere:

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 Tameka Raymond

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 Rasheeda

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 Kandi with D. Woods

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Kandi with Nivea

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Toya Wright with Mama Joyce

 Photo Credit: Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker tie the knot!

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

I’s married now!

Despite all of the drama we’ve watched her endure from her Mama Joyce, RHOA starlet Kandi Burruss has finally jumped the broom with her fiancé Todd Tucker.

Yes folks!  Kandi is officially a Real  Housewife of Atlanta.

According to the AJC and Straight from The A, the two love birds tied the knot at LeFais Do Do in West Midtown, Atlanta.  The very private affair was taped by Bravo for an upcoming series and was attended by RHOA cast mates Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey. Unfortunately, Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore were unable to attend because of taping for their new shows, Dancing with the Stars  and Celebrity Apprentice.

Burruss’ bridemaid bridesmaids included R&B vocalist Fantasia, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Rasheeda, and fellow Xscape member, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris.  Her dress was created by Atlanta-based designer Reco Chapple.

A bevy of notables were also in attendance including Fashion Queens Derek J and Miss Lawrence, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Big Tigger, Musiq SoulChild, Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert, Shekinah Jo, Toya Wright, Stevie J, Benzino, Sheree Whitfield, Monyetta Shaw, Sherri Shephard and Jawn Murray.

Kandi’s publicist Tresa Sanders confirmed that Mama Joyce was on her best behavior throughout the ceremony.

Congrats to Kandi and Todd!

Photo Credit: allabouttrh.com

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RC attends SHEEN Magazine Cover Release Party ft. Toya Wright & more (PHOTOS)

Written by | Ray Cornelius

SHEEN  Magazine hosted its Cover Release Party last night featuring reality-star and book author Antonia ‘Toya’ Wright. The event was held at the intimate Aurum Lounge in Midtown Atlanta and was attended by many of Wright’s friends and supporters including her husband and music executive MeMpHitz and former reality-starlet Neffe, who looked absolutely fabulous!

Also spotted in the mix were Atlanta Exes star Monyetta Shaw, celebrity stylist Joscynthia Mason, money maven and book author Patrice C. Washington and noted fashion designer Reco Chapple.

As previously reported, Wright covers the magazine’s March/April issue which focuses on ‘Romance and Relationship.’ Inside, she dishes about maintaining a healthy relationship in the public eye and how she and MeMpHitz first met. Wright also talks about the possibility of her having more children and her various business ventures which already include a clothing and shoe boutique, a NYT best-selling book, a rising fashion line and successful reality-series.

Check out a few photos below and don’t forget to pick up a copy of SHEEN Magazine today.

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Wright with celebrity stylist Joscynthia Mason

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Wright signing poster of magazine cover

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Atlanta Exes’ Monyetta Shaw with former reality-star Neffe

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Wright posing with SHEEN’s Contributing Writer Kiwi The Beauty

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Wright with Money Maven Patrice C. Washington/Monyetta Shaw posing for the camera

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Wright posing with her husband MeMpHitz

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RC with Neffe

Photo Credit: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com

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Toya Wright dishes on ‘Romance & Relationships’ with SHEEN Magazine

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Reality star, book author and entrepreneur Antonia “Toya” Wright covers the March/April issue of SHEEN Magazine and opens up about romance and relationships.

According to the press release, Wright goes into more detail about her marriage to Memphitz and what it feels like to still be considered “Lil Wayne’s Ex-wife”. The beauty fashionista talks about the exhaustion of maintaining a healthy relationship in the public eye, and how she and her husband first met. Wright also gives details about her business ventures and the possibility of her and Memphitz having children.

The issue also features exclusives with actress Drew Sidora from VH1 TLC biopic as well as dating tips from Ashley Blaine Featherson and Hayley Marie Norman of the hit YouTube series Hello Cupid.  Being Mary Jane’s Robinne Lee talks about her character on the show and her new book, while soap opera heartthrob Redaric Williams dishes on the perks of having beautiful eyes.  SHEEN also catches up with plus-size model Christina Mendez, Alvin Ailey dancer Fana Tesfagiorgis and R&B singer J. Holiday.

Check out the magazine’s full cover below featuring Toya!

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Former NFLer Steven Baggs host Holiday Toy Drive & Bowling + PHOTOS

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Former NFLer Stevie Baggs Jr. hosted the 1st annual Toy Drive and Celebrity Bowling event on Sunday, December 22 at the Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center located in Stone Mountain, GA. Co-hosted by Jazzy McBee of STREETZ 94.5, the event benefitted Baggs’ CETA Foundation and helped to improve the holidays for a deserving family. Bowling captains ranged from former athletes to actors, and the participants were from every walk of life. Many of Atlanta’s most notable celebrities came out to support the cause including Brad James, Syleena Johnson, Trina Braxton, and Toya Wright.

“Every year the CETA Foundation adopts a family to support during the holiday season. Just by chance, we met this struggling mother of six and we knew that we wanted her and her children to be the family that we helped. It was such a blessing to be in the position to help her and have fun while doing it” said Stevie, “This event was an overwhelming success. My celebrity friends and I can’t wait to do it again next year.”

The event was produced by A.H. Entertainment.

Check out a few photos below:

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 SB with Brad James, Toya Wright and husband Memphitz

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SB with Trina Braxton and husband Gabe Solsis/Syleena Johnson and Guest

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 SB with Rodney Perry and V-103’s L-Breezy

Photo Credit: ATL Red Carpet (Khalil Hasan)