A Snippet Here; A Snippet There

Hilary Swank poses with co-star Ludacris on the set of 'New Years Eve', their upcoming movie, in which Luda plays a police officer. 'NYE' shows how the lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.


Janet Jackson promoted her book, "True You: A Guide To Finding and Loving Yourself," in New York City on March 19. Has she really found her true love? We'll see in the next book.


Russell Simmons' second gig should be to calm down hip hops angriest artists. He's really good at helping them reach their chi. If I could decipher the conversation, he's telling Chris, "...stop beefing with women named Robin and chill the hell out!...Cover the tats; you aint Cisco. You have a career!

Chris Brown is Taking No Bull-Ish With a Number One Seat On Billbard Charts


Just as many hoped and some predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "F.A.M.E." catapults to the top with 270,000 albums sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"F.A.M.E." is Chris' fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled debut which debuted #2 in 2005, "Exclusive" which hit the charts at #4 in 2007 and "Graffiti" which made hardly any noise at #7 in 2009.

Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore release of 'I Remember Me' came out of the gates at #2 on the Billboard charts, selling 165,000 albums. And Adele’s '21', last week’ s #1 took a back seat to the new releases of Brown and J-Hud, thus dropping her to a still strong #3 with an impressive 96,000 albums sold.


Here is where the Billboards stand at current.

March 30, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10:

No. 1 – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.: 270,000

No. 2 – Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me: 165,000


No. 3 – Adele, 21: 96,000

No. 4 – The Strokes, Angles: 89,000

No. 5 – Kirk Franklin, Hello Fear: 87,000

No. 6 – Songs For Japan compilation: 68,000

No. 7 – Panic at the Disco, Vices & Virtues: 56,000

No. 8 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 39,000

No. 9 – Bobby V, Fly On the Wall: 38,000.

No. 10 – Lupe Fiasco, Lasers: 29,000

Alonzo Mourning stops busy Miami traffic to assist a pedestrian


During his NBA playing career, Alonzo Mourning(notes) was known for his long frame, exquisite timing and defensive footwork. It allowed the 6-foot-10 center to rank as one of the more destructive defense forces of his generation, with a Hall of Fame career only partially curtailed by a kidney disease that eventually required a transplant.

He was also a very good screener, getting in the way of opposing point men in order to allow teammate Tim Hardaway (who struggled with bad knees after several operations) a clear look at the rim.

Right around noon on Friday, in downtown Miami, shocked drivers on the city's busy US 1 road got to see both elements in action.

Apparently, Mourning dashed out of his truck and into traffic to act as a crossing guard for a pedestrian who needed the assistance. Mauricio Maldonado of the Sun Sentinel has the report:

Mourning's vehicle had been sitting in traffic on the right lane, when he spotted a disabled person sitting in a motorized wheelchair along the curb. Mourning jumped out of his SUV, stood in the road and stopped traffic by raising his long arms, while the wheelchair-bound pedestrian made it to the median. Then, the seven-time NBA All-Star immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop. All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side.

After making sure the citizen was safe on the other side of the road, Mourning lowered his arms and headed to his SUV to the sound of cheering fans, who recognized the 6-foot-10 temporary crossing guard.

That's easily the coolest thing we've read all day, and knowing Mourning? It seems kind of typical. His gait, his determination, his quick thinking, and those long arms all add up to a story like this.

The Miami Heat have been kind of lacking on the interior this season. Perhaps Zo has a few more reps left in him?

By Kelly Dwyer @Yahoo! Sports

ATL STEPS UP ITS SHOE GAME WITH FLY KIX

FlyKix, Atlanta's premiere sneaker and clothing boutique nestled in the heart of Atlanta's historic Castleberry District celebrated a standing-room only grand opening reception last night with an epic three part celebration lasting through the weekend.


Street wear for men that styles you from head to toe is what Fly Kix ATL provides to the fly urban male of Atlanta. The style and feel of this unique boutique is unlike any of its predecessors. Infusing custom fitting stations, an in-store lounge, and market specific limited edition footwear & apparel - FlyKix's merchandise represents a collision of lifestyles and subcultures infusing the arena's of music, skateboarding, sports, street art, and original style.


Clotting lines one could expect to find in Fly Kix ATL define a lifestyle. Brands currently carried include: Tretorn, ALIFE, Sebago, Timberland, Ateliers Arthur, Levi's Shoes, Penguin, Heyday, Jump, J75, Shmack, FILA, HUF, G - Shock, Pro-Keds, Native, Gourmet, Play Clothes, Little Brooklyn, Brooklyn Sky, Kiloram, 10 Deep, DGK, Crooks and Castles, Rich Yung, Converse Skate, Supra, Radii, PF - Flyers, and more.


The boutiques co-owners, Girvan Henry and Ebonie Ward, were very pleased with the turnout and excitement buzzing about their boutiques. They are dedicated to offering highly sought after and hard-to-find collectible sneakers, prized rarities, vintage consignments and apparel items that have been reluctant to open accounts in the Atlanta market prior to.







Special thanks Remy Martin and Garner Circle PR. For more information visit www.FlyKixOnline.com.

JAGGED EDGE & CELEBS KICK OFF SEASON 2 OF ATL LIVE ON THE PARK

Season 2 of the popular ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase series, hosted by Kenny Burns and founded by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, kicked off last night at Park Tavern with R&B veterans Jagged Edge headlining an unforgettable show. As usual, industry VIPs were in the building, including Ludacris, Kelly Price, RL, Jazze Pha, Chaka Zulu, Bryan Michael Cox, Devyne Stephens, Latavia Roberson, Mychael Knight, Takeo Spikes, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Peter Thomas and Lawrence Washington and more. Newcomers Winston Warrior, Stephani Parker and Xavier Lewis (winner of the Georgia Lottery's All Access Music Search) opened the show before JE hit the stage and thrilled the crowd with classics such as "Let's Get Married," "I Gotta Be" and "Where the Party At." Kelly Price even surprised the audience with an impromptu performance of her single "Tired."

Additional attendees included: entertainment attorney Vincent Phillips, Shawn "Tubby" Holliday, DJ Trauma, Vawn Sims, J Carter, Paula Witt ("The Mo'Nique Show"), Denise Hendricks ("The Mo'Nique Show"), I'na Saulsberry (The Starfire Group), celebrity hairstylist Nataki Minix, publicist Latonya Story, Steve Raze (AllHipHop), and Tuma Basa (MTV).

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Gentleman Jack, DJ Salah Ananse and the Teddy White Band!


Xavier Lewis shows ATL why he won the GA Lottery Music Search

Winston Warrior croons his single "Ready to Love"

Stephani Parker sings her heart out!

Kelly Price surprises the crowd with her single "Tired"

The next ATL LIVE ON THE PARK is April 19, 2011. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents, www.twitter.com/ATLLiveonthePark or www.twitter.com/PressResetEnt.

This article was the contribution of Saptosa Foster and The 135th Street Agency.
THE BRAXTONS BRING THE DRAMA
ON APRIL 12

5 WOMEN, 5 STRONG PERSONALITIES, ONE SPOTLIGHT
Join Braxton sisters Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, Tamar and their headstrong mother Evelyn as they take over WE TV with their sizzling brand of family love. WE TV's new 10-episode, one-hour original series premieres April 12 at 9pm ET/PT.

They'll battle it out for the spotlight with sibling rivalry, man drama, bankruptcy, a DUI and much more. This fab five will show the world just how tricky life can be when you have a superstar in the family. See if their super-close sisterly bond and unconditional love can get them through the trials and tribulations of life in the fab lane.

Click here to check out the trailer!