Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tyler Perry Feeds 5,000 Atlanta Families In Need At Thanksgiving Giveaway Event

Tyler Perry - Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Billionaire Film Maker Tyler Perry continues his philanthropic initiative in the metro Atlanta area feeding Thousands of families in need just in time for thanksgiving.  

 

Tyler Perry Studios hosted its #TPSGiving food giveaway where volunteers in protective equipment were handing out boxes of non-perishable food items that included canned vegetables, thanksgiving trimmings and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The studio reportedly were out of food boxes by 10 a.m. but accommodated those additional families with a $50 voucher as many families are particularly struggling this year, as the pandemic has led to massive job losses.

 

 “Although we wish that we could feed everyone in need, we will close the line at the 5,000th family.” the official Tyler Perry Studios account tweeted.

 

In April, Perry left a $500 tip for every single out-of-work server at the restaurant Houston’s in the city of Atlanta. He also paid for groceries for shoppers during the senior hour at 44 Kroger supermarkets in Atlanta as well as 29 Winn-Dixies in his hometown of New Orleans.

 

In September of this year, Forbes Magazine reported that Mr. Perry earned more than $1.4 billion since 2005, building a fortune that included his homes, planes, and mega    production studio TPS in the heart of Atlanta Georgia.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios







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Saturday, September 5, 2020

50 Cent Hosts Starz Power Book II: Ghost Hamptons Premiere Drive-In Event


50 Cent at STARZ “Power Book II: Ghost” Premiere Drive-In Screening Event

The stars were aligned over the holiday weekend to celebrate the highly anticipated series premiere of “Power Book II: Ghost” with a drive-in screening in the Hamptons. 

 

Executive producer and creative force behind the “Power” Universe franchise, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson hosted invited celebrity guests at TV journalist Jill Rappaport’s horse farm in the exclusive Hamptons neighborhood in Water Mill, New York. As COVID-19 health concerns continue to loom, social distancing orders were in place requiring drivers to pull up in their cars in front of a large screen for the exclusive airing of the first episode. Guests were served car-side with items like lobster rolls, mini pizzas, homemade sea salt popcorn, s'mores in a jar, rose champagne frozé and bottled margaritas. 

 

Joining 50 Cent, Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch and Rappaport were notable guests: Christie Brinkley, John Leguizamo, Don Lemon, Tim MaloneAlexa Ray Joel and Candace Bushnell.

 

The STARZ Original Series “Power Book II: Ghost,” starring Michael Rainey Jr., Naturi Naughton, Mary J. Blige and Cliff “Method Man” Smith, premiered on Sunday, September 6 at 9 PM ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot at 8 PM on STARZ in the U.S.  

 

“Power Book II: Ghost" picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of “Power” as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail. With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better.

 

“Power Book II: Ghost” is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.

 

Check out event highlights below. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Starz) 







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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Master P Teams Up With Bet On New Docuseries ‘No Limit Chronicles’


Percy "Master P" Miller  (Photo Credit: @Masterp)

Fresh off walking away from the reality show he created - Growing Up Hip-Hop, Master P teams up with BET on a new docu-series 'No Limit Chronicles' which depicts the story behind No Limit Records. 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation Announces $12 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund


Oprah Winfrey - Photo Credit: OWN Network


The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation announced today the newest grant recipients of Oprah Winfrey’s $12 million COVID-19 Relief Fund. The $12 million in grants support organizations in Oprah’s “home cities” of Nashville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Kosciusko, Mississippi that are helping underserved communities currently experiencing a disproportionate impact from the pandemic. Winfrey previously announced she was giving $10 million to help those affected by the pandemic and has committed an additional $2 million in support, bringing the total figure to date to $12 million. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Grammy Award-winning Q Parker Releases New Single "I Need You"

Photo Credit: Q Parker


GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Q Parker releases his new single "I Need You" from his forthcoming album, The Bridge Project: Brothers UnitedThe track serves as the forthcoming album's second single, coming in right behind its lead single "Made For" featuring Q Parker, Avery Wilson, Deitrick Haddon, and Eric Dawkins. In light of the current political state of unrest, I Need You champions unity, humanity, community and brotherhood. The Bridge Project: Brothers United, a musical and visual project with a goal of unity, cultural advancement which bridges the gap in genres of mainstream and gospel, is slated for a fourth quarter 2020 release.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

The Roots Partners With Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote for Virtual Festival Experience


Michelle Obama - Photo Credit: Paras Griffin—Getty Images

This year, in partnership with Michelle Obama’s national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization, When We All VoteThe Roots are launching the 13th Annual Roots Picnic as a virtual broadcast experience on Saturday, June 27th, exclusively on YouTube. The event is Executive Produced by Shawn Gee (Live Nation Urban), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik Trotter (Two One Five Entertainment) and Dan Parise (DPS).  

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Towanda Braxton Launches Age-defying Skin Care Line "Ladybug Skincare"

Toward Braxton - Photo Credit: @itowandabraxton

Towanda Braxton is finally letting fans know her secret to her flawless skin. Known as the "Responsible One" of the Braxtons, Towanda has deemed it as her responsibility to help others combat wrinkles, acne, dull skin, and other skin impurities with her new cosmetic line, "Ladybug Skincare."
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Billy Porter Graduates From ‘Quarancuts’ Virtual Hair School

Billy Porter - Photo Credit: Barba
One of the less discussed challenges of the lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak has been that individuals all over are finding themselves in dire need of a haircut with spouses, partners, parents and children are suddenly being drafted as amateur barbers and stylists – with potentially catastrophic (stylistic) results. 
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Families Mourning Remotely During Coronavirus Pandemic

Lisa Dozier - Photo Credit: Paul Frangipane
Lisa Dozier, has been a resource to grieving families for over two decades. A pillar of strength and a foundation to lean on when families are weak, experiencing all the emotions that go along with grief. Funeral home owner and director of Lisa S. Dozier Funeral Service, says it’s business as usual, despite the circumstance.

The Brooklyn funeral home owner’s job became even more challenging, with new national guidelines and city mandates from the result of COVID-19. Under the new mandates; funerals are limited to ten people or less, not allowing families to have a traditional funeral. However, Dozier at this difficult time is bridging the gap, offering live stream services not stationary to a funeral home, but available at churches as well. This alternative allows as many extended family and friends to join in remotely, and memorialize their loved one the right way! 
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

NBA Superstar Iman Shumpert Talks New Album + Has a Message For Skeptics

Iman Shumpert - Photo Credit: @Royaleyez
Entertainment Correspondents - The Von Boozier Twins caught up with NBA Superstar Iman Shumpert to discuss his forthcoming album “This Car Ain’t Stolen”. 
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Thursday, March 12, 2020

BET Celebrates “BOOMERANG” Season 2 Premiere

Cast of "Boomerang" - Photo Credit: Liliane Lathan/Getty Images for BET
BET Networks celebrated the season two premiere of its Lena Waithe and Halle Berry executive produced show “BOOMERANG,” at Paramount Studios. Show cast members Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson, Lala Milan, Dime Davis, Leland B. Martin and RJ Walker were in attendance. 
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Celebrates Premiere of Brand-new WE TV Series

(L TO R) Kenya Moore, TammyRivera, Waka Flocka, Kandi Burruss - Photo Credit: Getty Images WE tv
WE tv hosted a premiere party in Atlanta at Republic Night Club in celebration of their brand-new series, Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” starring rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his wife R&B songstress/fashion designer Tammy Rivera. 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Notorious B.I.G’s daughter T'yanna Wallace unveils Notoriouss Collection


T'yanna Wallace - Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/Wireimage
Entertainment Correspondents - The Von Boozier Twins caught up with Notorious B.I.G’s daughter T'yanna Wallace as she unveils the first ever “Notoriouss Collection” and talks about the pressure to live up to her father’s legacy. 
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Monday, March 9, 2020

Zaya Wade Makes Red Carpet Debut at the Truth Awards With Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union

(L TO R) Dwayne Wade, Zaya Wade and Gabrielle Union. - Photo Credit: Andreas Branch

Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, The DIVA Foundation, hosted the Sixth Annual Truth Awards.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

(L-R) Marie Osmond, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve and Sharon Osbourne. Photo Credit: Getty Images

To kick off OSCAR weekend, ESSENCE— the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globallycelebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards was presented by Ford and sponsored by AT&T Humanity of Connection, Coca-Cola, Geico, Hulu, L'Oréal Paris, McDonald's and Netflix. 
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