Alicia Keys and Baby Egypt Give Intimate Concert


Click the image to go to IHEartRadio to watch the live concert Alicia Keys gave. Even baby Egypt makes a talking and smiling appearance. Too cute.

Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” Debuts at #1 on Billboard


I guess seven times is really a charm. Rihanna has reached the top spot with her seventh studio album 'Unaplogetic' by making Billboards #1 spot. Riri has sold over 240K albums in the first week, giving the young diva her biggest ever first week out the gates.
 
Congrats Rihanna!

Game Remembers Losing to Kanye in Rap Battle

The Game & Kanye West
 
This is how Game remembered it -
 
“Ye rapped first, and he spit and it was that old College Dropout Kanye, and he got off and he really did his thing.” “I gave him probably about 40 bars, just rapping fire, and then he came and he spit like 40 bars. I took it up, and I ended up rapping for like three or four minutes…I felt like I won, and then Kanye, just out of nowhere, started going in about how I thought I was the ‘savior and watch my behavior’ – he just really started going in, and the chicks started being like, ‘Oooh, aah,’ and once the chicks start chiming in, it’s pretty much over.”
 

SNEAK PEAK: Bobbi Kristina Sings: The Houstons On Our Own

Tonight’s episodes will feature The Houston Family traveling to LA for the red carpet premiere for Sparkle, Whitney Houston’s last theatrical performance. The family faces a nostalgic yet bittersweet moment without Whitney. 
Bobbi Kristina will meet with the legendary music director Ricky Minor to discuss her budding music career as well as show off her vocals for the music legend.  Singing one of her mother’s most famous songs, she belts out her version for Mr. Minor to hear. 
Also the family will travel to Hawaii on a spiritual retreat, where their guides invoke island ceremonies to help the Houstons to move on with their lives while still keeping the memories of Whitney present.
 
Lifetime’s all-new docuseries "The Houstons: On Our Own", every Wednesday at 9pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, chronicles those closest to the pop music icon, including her daughter Bobbi Kristina (Krissy); Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager; Pat's daughter Rayah; Whitney's brother Gary; mother, Grammy® Award-winning singer Cissy Houston, and family friend Nick Gordon, as they try and pick up the pieces after her untimely death.  
 
Throughout the 14 episode half-hour series, viewers are seeing the Houston Family as they come together to deal with the loss of Whitney and focus on Krissy, the 19 year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney, and the only heir to her mother's estate.  This is truly a journey through the emotional spaces of a family that has been public for so many years.

 

Future & Kelly Rowland Performs 'Neva' on Jimmy Kimmel

Wearing a knit cap and shades, the MC bounced to the woozy track as he rhymed on the verses, then got cozy with Rowland to share the hook.” – Rolling Stone

Atlanta rapper Future added Kelly Rowland to a remix of "Neva End," then brought her out with him to perform the song last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Wearing a knit cap and shades, the MC bounced to the woozy track as he rhymed on the verses, then got cozy with Rowland to share the hook. The remix is on Future's new re-release Pluto 3D. The rapper stuck around after to perform "Turn on the Lights."
 
 

See the performance below:




The Waffle Palace Returns to Horizon Theatre and Santaland Opens Friday



 The Waffle Palace is back at the Horizon Theatre for another run starting January 11, 2013



 
From births to marriages to police chases and lottery wins, anything can happen at 3 AM in the Waffle Palace. Inspired by amazing real life events at Waffle House restaurants, Larson and Lee let loose with this roller coaster of humor, music, and imagination in which John Picket and his multi-racial staff battle to keep their Midtown diner open against heavy odds. The Waffle Palace: where everyone is welcome and the only unforgivable sins are throwing waffles and under-tipping.
The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365 will have an open run begining January 11th. Show times will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets start at $20.
Visit the box office at 404-584-7450 and online at horizontheatre.com.

 
COMING THIS FRIDAY.....SANTALAND!

 
Haven’t figured out how to occupy your family this weekend? Well does Crumpet have a gift for you!

Wipe that “I-don’t-know-what-to-do-I’m-so-bored-someone-entertain-me” look off their faces with a trip to 
Santaland. And we’re not talking about the one at Macy’s at Lenox Mall. Horizon is home to a much funnier, much more adult version starting this Friday.

Join Crumpet for his 14th year of red-hot holiday hilarity. Opens Friday.
Tickets start at $25 and upgrade to VIP for just $15 more. Visit the box office at 404-584-7450 and online at horizontheatre.com.




The Houstons On Our Own – Sneak Peak for Tomorrow’s Episode

Tomorrow nights episodes will feature Th Houston Family’s spiritual mother Tony Luck counseling Bobbi Kristina on dealing with grief and finding a place of happiness to deflect her current issues. Cissy Houston pays a visit in an attempts to address Bobbi Kristina’s avoidant behavior towards the matriarch.  The journey of this family continues as we see the issues being confronted head on and the beginning of solutions start to manifest.  Lastly, we will see Bobbi Kristina finally explore her acting craft by taking in acting classes. 
 
Lifetime’s all-new docuseries "The Houstons: On Our Own", every Wednesday at 9pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, chronicles those closest to the pop music icon, including her daughter Bobbi Kristina (Krissy); Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager; Pat's daughter Rayah; Whitney's brother Gary; mother, Grammy® Award-winning singer Cissy Houston, and family friend Nick Gordon, as they try and pick up the pieces after her untimely death.
 
Throughout the 14 episode half-hour series, viewers are seeing the Houston Family as they come together to deal with the loss of Whitney and focus on Krissy, the 19 year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney, and the only heir to her mother's estate.  This is truly a journey through the emotional spaces of a family that has been public for so many years.
 
To see the video of the sneak peak, click here.

"No Reservations Needed" A Day of Giving & Serving

Traci & Towanda Braxton Host American Pride Hair Care 'Holiday Hair Affair' in Baltimore



African Pride Hair Care Family of Brands presented the "Holiday Hair Affair" at the Walmart Supercenter in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by Traci and Towonda Braxton of We TV's "Braxton Family Values". Guests were privy to pictures and autographs from Traci and Towonda Braxton and a chance to meet Baltimore's top radio personalities from Magic 95.9.  African Pride Hair Care believes that beauty should be affordable on all budgets so to team up with Walmart for their "Everyday Low Prices" made for a great event.

Towonda and Traci Braxton host the African Pride "Holiday Hair Affair" in Baltimore
 
 

MillerCoors 3rd Annual Taste Appreciation Awards - The Great Taste [A] Fair

MillerCoors hosted its 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards – The Great Taste [A] Fair for a community of supporters for Hosea Feed the Hungry in Atlanta. Guests offered bags of non-perishable food items to be donated to the local charity and were then treated with a carnival-styled evening that made everyone feel like a kid again. A big kid.

The space formerly known as Fox Sports Bar & Grill was transformed into an indoor fairground complete with: clowns, face-painting, candy apples, chicken-tossing, beer tasting, food sampling by the famed celebrity Chef Jason Ellis and so much more. The only thing missing were those who could not make it. Of course you can still make donations to Hosea Feed the Hungry throughout this holiday season.

Chef Jason Ellis
 
Guests were offered an array of samples by MillerCoors's new brands such as: Batch 19, Redd's Apple Ale (my favorite), Henry Weinhard's and Third Shift. Classics like: Crispin, Blue Moon, Coors Light and Miller Lite were also on tap for the loyal consumer. One highlight of the evening was the live and interactive Peroni food pairing experience courtesy of Chef Jason Ellis. I sampled the lamb shoulder…YUM!

MillerCoors also partnered with The Young Professional Advisory Board for Hosea Feed The Hungry, encouraging guests to donate can goods at the event for the holiday season. The 2012 recipients of the T.A.P. Awards were awarded to: R&B artist Q. Parker for the Sound of the City Award, Cafe Circa for the Restaurant of the Year Award, Dudley’s for Sports Bar of the Year Award and Opera Nightclub for Platinum Seller of the Year Award.
 


Though it was evident that everyone had a great time, the feeling multiplied as we noticed the bins designated for giving continued to swell with donations. If you know someone in need this holiday season or would like to learn more about volunteering and giving, click here.

Happy Holidays!
Damzelindistress
 
Steve Canal (Field Marketing Manager - MillerCoors) and Ahmad Islam ( Co-Founder of Common Ground) attend MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards
Michael Keith (Grammy Award Winner and co-founding member of 112),
 Selasi (Producer of "The MANual"), D'Wayne D'Town Nesmith (of Tha Corna Boyz Production Team),
 Kendrick (Grammy Nominated and Producer on "The MANual") and
 Marcela Ponce de Leon (MillerCoors) accepting the "Sound of the City" Award on behalf of Q Parker whose album, The MANual came out in stores on October 30th  
 The MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Award Host, Cheron Boyd, Marcela Ponce de Leon (MillerCoors)
 "Sports Bar of the Year" Award Recipient Dudley's and Otis Threatt (MillerCoors)
MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards attendees
Chicken tossing
Face Painting
Redds, my favorite beer of the evening

Is 50 Cent a Rich Bully?

Barely a few days after a twitter spat with Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent has chosen his next victim, Rick Ross.
 
With Florida being Rozay’s home state, his beef with the porkly sized rapper resulted in low turnout for 50's FAMU's Homecoming concert. Sometimes beef doesn't pay....or does it?

Apparently beef doesn't pay, but his SMS Audio does. In under 9 minutes, he raked in $177,000 on QVC! The over-the-ear wired headphones named STREET by 50 went for five 'easy payments' of $49.99. STREET by 50 is the answer to Beats by Dr. Dre, but in limited purple, pink and red editions. They sold out almost immediately! Just in time for the holidays.

As he often does, 50 Cent smiled and flirted his way through the segment with QVC's female hosts and later smuggly tweeted:

"I just made 177,00 dollars in 9mins on QVC...Can someone hate on me so I can know this is real life."

Take a look:
 
 
 
 
Back to bullying....50 Cent isn't new to picking on his fellow rapper. That poses the question....Is 50 Cent a rich and spoiled hip hop bully? He's riffed with so many people.....
 
50 vs Rick Ross

  
50 vs Floyd Mayweather

50 vs Ja Rule
 
50 vs Kanye West

Diddy vs 50

50 vs Young Buck
 




Artists & Entrepreneurs Showcase Presents Maya Table




So many young ladies seek careers but have few people to look up to that actually 'do' the jobs. The Enchanted Closets' GIRL$ Program: Artists & Entrepreneurs Series offers a new talent showcase in the area of video production. This Saturday, November 17th girls from 12 - 17 are invited (with family) to meet director and producer Ms. Maya Table.
 
Maya has directed and produced music videos for T.I., Waka Flocka, Wiz, Kid Rock, T-Pain, Drake, Fat Joe, Ne-Yo, Rocko, B.O.B, Lyfe Jennings and Yung Meio.
 
This artist showcase is designed to connect young ambitious girls with professional women in videography who are creating behind the cameras. Each girl will have a chance to view the artists' work and unleash her own talents. They will also be educated on opportunities in the commercial, digital media and video industry.
 
Maya is proof that girls are also gifted with the intellect to create videos and not just be in them. The Artists & Entrepreneurs Series is designed to encourage and highlight young girls love for nontraditional careers and business ventures.
 
This event will be held at 10:30  - 1:30 pm at the John Birdine Neighborhood Center on 215 Lakewood Way in Atlanta. Click here to register today!
 

Nas and Pops Land Gap TV Ad

Hip Hop Artist Nas and his dad Jazz Muscian Olu Dara
The Gap has unveiled its 2012 holiday campaign, which carries the theme “Love Comes In Every Shade” and features none other than Nas and his dad, jazz musician Olu Dara. Their ad, titled “Fatherly Love,” joins others in the campaign that also features Michael J. Fox and the cast of NBC’s “The New Normal” that will focus on “Puppy Love,” “Modern Love” and “Best Friend Love.”

Watch the 30-second, “Love Comes In Every Shade” Gap commercial below:

Rihanna is Smoking at Victoria Secret Fashion Show

She didn't need the smoke. She emanates hotness all on her own, but Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models.
Still, wearing a sheer pink mini that gave glimpses of her bra, Rihanna sang "Fresh Out the Runway" at the end of the corset-and-garter parade and she was the one to grab the audience's biggest applause.
The fashion show has become a pre-holiday season tradition for the retailer. CBS will turn it into a one-hour special, which also had performances from Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, to be shown on Dec. 4.

This year's event had a slight twist. It started with an announcer noting that Victoria's Secret and CBS had each made a donation to relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy, and a thank you to the National Guard members who are based out of the Lexington Avenue Armory that has for years been home to the show.

 






Ne-Yo Rocked-The-Vote in a Dash

 

After his jolting performance on ABC'S "THE VIEW", 3 Time Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter NE-YO dashed back home to Atlanta after not receiving his absentee ballot in time to vote. Looking very normal in his Gap and Threadless Peace Revolution T-Shirt, Ne-Yo boarded a flight back to NYC to continue promoting his new album R.E.D (Realizing Every Dream).
 
R.E.D. is already a #1 iTunes album in Japan and features the hit record " Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" which hit the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 as well.

 
NE-YO also took part in the Obama campaign video " FORWARD" which features fellow musicians Herbie Hancock, Goo Goo Dolls Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae and Natasha Bedingfield.

 
Check out the photos of NE-YO at the polls and read below for more information on the new album.
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Listen: Whitney Houston's Latest Posthumous Song "Never Give Up" in the Wild

by Josh Grossberg

Whitney Houston may be gone,m but her work lives on.

"Never Give Up," a new song the legendary singer recorded right before her tragic death last February, has made its way online.

And judging by is mournful, hip-hop-inflected sound about struggling to stay afloat in life, Houston fans will hae anoher gem of a ditty to add to her collection.

"Never Give Up" will be featured on the diva's forthcoming greatest-hits album, I Will Always Love You, hitting stores November 13, courtesy of RCA Records. Take a listen.


Reggie Bush Touchdown Marred by Racial Jokey Joke


Its true that when people get really excited and comforable, they show you who they really are deep down. Insert foot in mouth Terry Bradshaw....we're waiting on you to issue an apology.
 
As Miami fans were celebrating the touchdown of the day from Miami's Reggie Bush, Terry Bradshaw marred the excitement when giving his rundown of the games play by likening Bush's sprint to the finish line like one chaing down a bucket of chicken.
 
I'm even a bit dissapointed that the black guys also sitting on the desk who didn't offer immediate reprimand for the gaffe. Its obvious that when we let our


Vivica A. Fox Returning to TV as a Cougar

Vivica A. Fox
For anyone missing Vivica Fox, feign no more....The lady fox is truly cashing in on the name in her return to sitcom television's "Mr. Box Office".

"Mr. Box Office" is produced by Byron Allen and also stars Bill Bellamy, Rick Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tim Meadows and Gary Busey.

"I play the sexy cougar teacher. Basically, Bill Bellamy is a Will Smith movie star who punches out paparazzi and in doing so he gets sentenced to community service, to come and teach at this school because he majored in education in college.”

When asked was she playing a character she had personal knowledge about (the sexy cougar part) Fox laughed and replied, “I might as well ride that until the wheels fall off. I really consider it a compliment. For me I usually play the kick butt strong business type. For me to play the teacher that’s oozing sex it’s, it’s okay for me, but it’s not really who I am. So, I’m really acting.”

Bey's New Bangs.....TRENDING!

Super Married couple Jay-Z and Beyonce'
Beyonce doesn't need to do much of anything to spark a trend of a buzz. At a recent Brooklyn Nets game, the blonde beauty had on-lookers tweeting thier approval for the new bangs! Bangs? Yes...all that for just the bangs.
 
We all know that Bey is queen of many hairpieces and mane looks, so if you're making an appointment to have your locks whacked by what you see on Bey...take a pause and check back with her in a week or two. The starlet could very well be on to the next one....

Pro Boxing Comes to Atlanta to Benefit Homeless

 
 
Boxing fans in Atlanta will have an opportunity to be front and center for one of the most exciting fights to come to the southeast and make strdes to fight homelessness at the same time. Pro Boxers are stepping up thier community envolvement by doing their part to help with homelessness in Atlanta. KO Kings will be hosting King of the Ring IX on November 17, 2012 in Atlanta.  A portion of the evenings' fight proceeds will benefit the homeless in Atlanta.

Pro Boxers Quatavious “KING” Cash from Atlanta, Kenneth “Bullet Hands” McNeil from Birmingham, Tyler “Hercules” Howard from Crossville, TN, and Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin, from Stone Mountain, GA have partnered with Nicky’s Seafood Restaurant, KO KINGS PROMOTIONS, and Lotus Boutique to help raise funds for this charity.
 
King of the Ring IX will place at the Americas Mart located at 250 Spring Street Blg #3 in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please contact Nicky’s Seafood at (404) 588-3474 or go to www.KOKings.net.