The Apollo Theater Presents The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival

Harlem Healthy Soul Logo     
Cultural Celebration of Healthy Living to feature Men and Women's Health Pavilion, Kid's World Pavilion,  Family Health and Wellness Pavilion and Healthy "Soul" Food Pavilion.
The Apollo Theater is getting summer off to an early start with a new community initiative focused on family health and wellness - Harlem HealthSoul FestivalSponsored bCoca-Cola. Harlem HealthySoul Festival (HHSF) is designed to serve as a platform foHarlem families to learn about the numerous communithealth resources available to live active anhealthy lives.
This daylong, free event hosted by Dr. Bob Lee (of WBLS) will transform 126th Street behinthe Apollo, into a block party filled with entertainment, live musical performances backed by the Jeff Foxx Bandhealth and educational resources and family fun. EmblemHealth and Manhattan's Physician Group will also provide frehealth screenings
Hezekiah Walker Angie Stone Lamman Rucker
The Harlem HealthySoul Festival  will feature the following celebrity guests: Gospel Legend Hezekiah Walker, actor/activist Lamman Rucker, Songstress and HHSF headliner Angie Stone, actresses Tamara Tunie and Tichina Arnold, singers John Michael, Angelique Sabrina and  Noel Gourdin, "Showtime at the Apollo" Winner and Bronx Native Shaliek.
The Harlem HealthySoul Festival  will be held this Saturday, June 1st from noon until 6pm at 126th Street, Between 7th and 8th Avenue New York, NY 10027.

Andre 3000’s Mom Sharon Benjamin-Hodo Dies in Atlanta

Andre “3000″ Benjamin is mourning the loss of his mom Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who reportedly died at her Atlanta home on Monday.

The cause and time of death are both unconfirmed, however Billboard reported it received confirmation of Benjamin-Hodo’s passing from a representative for the rapper, actor and music producer.

Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, an organization that she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia. The Benjamin family respectfully asks that well-wishers support the Starlight Camp instead of sending flowers.

A number of hip-hop figures tweeted their condolences to Andre 300 and the Benjamin-Hodo family.

“My condolences go out to Dre, and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family,” Jermaine Dupri wrote Tuesday morning.

“Pray for the good brother Andre 3000 and his family…,” added producer 9th Wonder.

LeBron James Seeking Interns for his Website

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana
As LeBron James fights the good fight in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat star is also addressing business off the court.

Earlier this week, the 28-year-old athlete shared a link on his Facebook page to a job description for college interns to help work on his website,

The internship program has openings for students “who have an interest in online content development and digital sports marketing,” the job posting states. Candidates must currently attend college or a four-year university and be available at least 10 hours a week.

Among the desired qualifications for the spring, summer and fall internships are residency in Ohio, South Florida or New York and Spanish fluency.

The deadline to apply is June 4 at 10 a.m. ET.

Kelly Rowland Releases New Single and Breaks Down on Stage in DC

Kelly Rowland just released her new song, 'You've Changed' featuring former Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle and Beyonce. The trio hasn't lost their chemistry a bit, but Kelly's strength on the song is quite evident even though they all recorded in different studios.

The Pharrell-produced track is just one along the line of major hit-makers that Kelly aligned for upcoming album that's paning out to be what fans had been crossing thier fingers for since the beginning of her solo career.

Take a listen....

In other Kelly news:


While in concert in Washington D.C., Kelly became overwhelmed with emotion during 'Dirty Laundry' and choked up. Just around the 4:20 mark of the video, she belted out the line, 'turnin me against my sister' she couldn't finish it. She bowed her head and covered her face and began sobbing live on stage. Fans cheered her on adn she quickly recovered to finish the song. Take a look.

Kelly's new album "Here I Am" is due out on June 18th.


Beyonce Gets Ass Tapped During Mrs. Carter Show in Copenhagen

A bootyliscous fan got the tap men dream of! Right on her bottom and don't think he minded the reprimand from Queen Bey herself, "I will have you escorted out right now, alright?

NFL player, Ed Reed of the Houston Texans and a former Baltimore Raven Donates to the Enchanted Closet, Inc.

NFL player supports GIRL$ MOVE!, an Atlanta based Health and Wellness Program for Girls
NFL player Ed Reed showed his support for the girls of metropolitan Atlanta by making a $2500 donation to the Enchanted Closet on May 22nd. His donation will help to support the GIRL$ MOVE! Program and will allow the organization to provide yoga mats, medicine balls, and other fitness related supplies to girls participating in the program. 
The GIRL$ MOVE! Health and Wellness Program was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative. The goal of the GIRL$ MOVE! Program is to help reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.
While the primary target GIRL$ MOVE! Health and Wellness Program is girls ages 12-19, educational seminars and activities are provided that include their families. The Three Point Focus is on Healthy Eating/Cooking, Healthy Living, and Physical Fitness.
All programs are free and open to girls living in the 20 plus metropolitan Atlanta counties. The next program is this Saturday, May 25th at 10:30 a.m. at John Birdine Neighborhood Center. Registration is required to ensure that the necessary supplies are available for girls.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
John C. Birdine Neighborhood Center
215 Lakewood Way SW 
Atlanta, GA 30315
GIRL$ MOVE! Health and Wellness Program
Ms. Kim Conley, Professional Trainer, 
Yoga Instructor, Nutrition Expert

Daniel Wilcox, Retired NFL player

...and more!

Kelly Airs Her Dirty Laundry On a Dream Track

It's been a very long time coming and Kelly finally put on her big mama draws to air her dirty laundry. With The Dream orchestrating in the background, Kelly throws the baby out with the bathwater with this one.
We've all speculated about how she was feeling about the lack of success she was having compared to her 'sister' Beyonce. She compaired to herself as a bird in a cage - can't fly. Additionally, she spoke on a domestic situation that got out of control that no one ever spoke of. But didn't they? Remember the song 'Girl'? Who were they really talking about?
Kelly, we hear you! This is self healing.
Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
When my sister was killing it
But I was happy she was killing it
She was up, I was down

I’m single with my singles
I’m ok
But my singles not saying
What I really want to say


Zoe Saldana sat down with Allure [magazine] and spoke very candid and blatant about dating actors in Hollywood and her sexuality and raising kids.

"(I might) end up with a woman raising my children...that's how androgynous I am."

The Star Trek Into Darkness star's nearly nude photo shoot for the rag. I credit photographer Tom Munro for very a very honest depiction of the Latina actress.

To read more go to Allure.

Knowles Girls Trending

Beyonce finally made good on years of pregnancy rumors when she announced the arrival Blue Ivy, and now she's adding fuel to the spiralling rumor mill again that she's with child. It was just announced that due to 'dehydration and exhaustion', she had to cancel her Belgium concert. This is a rarity for Mrs. Carter.

Bey was supposed to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, but it'll have to be rescheduled. She's also slated to perform in the same arena on Thursday (AEST time). We'll see if the doctor clears her to perform on this date.

Meanwhile, Solange is getting her shine in a big way! Complex magazine just made her the cover for its June/July edition. Take a look at Solange. She actually channels her inner Dianna Ross. The resemblence is amazing!

You can read the article and see her amazing images from her shoot. Of course we have a sneak peak here too!


ATL Songstress Monica Debuts Baby Bump

In response to actress and comedian Niecy Nash, Monica confirmed she was 5 months along. The baby whose sex is unknown should be due around September. Let's hope this one is a girl.

New Music: Trina

Download a free copy of Trina's new mix tape 'Back 2 Business' right here.

Win A Trip To Rio de Janiero, Brazil with Greeze Films

Win a trip for two to Rio, Brazil and spend 6 days / 5 nights between April 1st- October 31st. 
Like Greeze Films on Facebook and inbox your reason for wanting to go and what you plan to gain from the experience. 

Proof of purchase of the "FRUSTRATED" DVD is necessary to claim your prize.

Deadline for entries in June1st. Start sending in those entries.
one entry per person please 

New Kelly Rowland Music Coming Soon: Talk A Good Game

Kelly Rowland officially releases the album cover for her upcoming project "Talk A Good Game"
....and that's all for now.


Director and writers Lee Daniels and Wil Haygood presents a  look at the life of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Stellar cast included: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Jesse Williams, Minka Kelly and Mariah Carey.
The Butler is slated for release on October 18, 2013.

Usher and Mercedes, Kid in a Candy Shop?

A very excited Usher visits the AMG Headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, the birthplace of the Mercdes Benz and builds an AMG engine together with a master mechanic.

There aren't many places in the world that literally crawl with supercars, but Affalterbach is one of them and it's a hotbed of world-class engineering and old world craftsmanship.

This is what he posted on Facebook:

"Checkout my trip to Affalterbach with the Mercedes-AMG. Now this is how you win a race!"