Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Soul Train stops in Atlanta

Natori Naughton of "Fame" & "Notorious" (Currently filming "Lottery Ticket in ATL Herdon Homes)
Kiara Akita (Filming "Between Love & a Hard Place" next month) Look for our interview next week!
Tyler Perry's "House of Payne"
This is some SERIOUS all natural skin care. Wonderful scents! (Skincare by Feleciai)
The Odelia wine, i got one for myself...tastes like grapes fresh off the vine. INCREDIBLE! (South African company, 7 Sisters)

Soul Train Tuesday popped off with Prominence PR's premiere gifting suite. Incredible vendors and some celebrity eye candy walked through the building at Room Servic Lounge, to get a load of the goodies like: Wine, cigars, clothing and skin products. I got some cool schwag myself. Woohoo! Thanks to Keisha McCotry.
Debra Lee (BET), Ludacris & the beautiful Toni Braxton
Kandi, Trey, Rashida, Toya
Estelle. I hear she likes "America Boys"...
Straits, midtown ATL location. Great food, drinks & it's HUGE.

Uptown had a party, Joia (i drove by for a minute, Lyfe Jennings & Tameka Foster-Raymond were there) had a party but aint no party like a Ludacris party obviously, because many of the Soul Train celebrity participants headed over to his restaurant Straits to end the night right into the next day. I arrived late because my company (http://www.nuanceworldmedia/) is involved in a movie casting (check the website for more details!) But even by the time i got there it was still packed from wall to wall. People with SOUL sure know how to party! Do you got soul?

I must say that this year Soul Train awards TRUMPED BET's. Hmmm. Well, let the games begin...


Social Addiction (Quite the addicting night) and

Monday, October 12, 2009

D.Woods CAN sing AND rock!

D.Woods enjoying her album listening party

Brian Patrick Davis and Meeka Means
Supporters and Sebastian (The Celeb Assistant)
Twins 2Cute doing as kids do...and they are too cute!

This past weekend was of course the BET Hip Hop weekend that has been held annually in Atlanta during the past few falls. Well D.Woods, formerly of Danity Kane is coming out with her official solo project and what better timing than to do a listening party preview than while all of young black Hollywood is in town anyway? Wise move.

The event was packed. One look at the crowd and you could see that she was surrounded by true friends and not just fly by night followers. Food, drinks, good company and most importantly dope music. The dancer and writer can actually sing and if anything i believe being in the confines of the popular all girls group that abruptly dismantled last year took away from that fact. She is able to shine better as a solo artist. She's got some fun tracks, love tracks, club bangers all thanks to great production and a convincing sound. She's not Beyonce. She's not Amerie. But does she have to be? D is confidently driving in her lane that makes many sharp turns but will bring her toward musical success. Plus she's so gracious it's hard not to luv her.

Look out for more news on D.Woods here in the coming weeks AND of course look out for her album, The Grey Area dropping December 8th. Yehaaaw right before my birthday! I'll let yall who haven't, hear a couple be the judge. Look out!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

BET Bang: Style Suite AND were there TOO many BET parties over the weekend??

Fun marketing behind my new fave t-shirt line, Sugar Mafia. Sexy designs! I got one & will be getting more! Check them out at

Some of the best cup-cakes in the south...hands down! If you are in ATL and don't know about those Cami Cakes...shame on you! Over a dozen flavors. Check them out at
Konvict Music singer, Ray Lavender
Entertainment Lawyer, Phaedra Parks
DJ Don Cannon & Rich Boy
Raheem Devaughn (I still go CRAZY when i hear "YOU".)
Designer Mychael Knight

Comedian Joe Torrey

Drinks on the HOUSE!

DJ showing love

More Sugar Mafia!

Adidas Campaign
Hair & make-up station.


In the tradition of the BET Hip Hop Awards the Atlanta annual style suite helped to set the tone the night before the awards. This year's suite lounge was bigger and grander than last year. Because if you are going to do it again, you MUST do it better. Check out who came and what goodies were given. I got to indulge as well and above shared a couple new favorites that i fully plan to support. YAY! The above pics are people that i caught the hour that i spent there but there were other attendees of the goodie bag festivities like: Lil Duval, Sheree Whitfield, OJ Da Juice Man, Toccara, Tameka Cottle, Toya Carter, Eva Marcille, Lance Gross and more. And hello who doesn't like GOOD free stuff? The Garner Circle secured partnered w' some great vendors!
As you know there were SO many events going on during the weekend. Probably too many as to where they began to sabotage each other in a fight for crowd attendance! I also stopped by the Gentleman Jack Lounge at the Compound Friday evening that was supposed to be a luxory affair put on by Grand Hustle's Jason Geter and Bu (Konvict & Def Jam) however i didn't see them there (you know celebs show late & if it's not poppin' like they like, not at all) then it rained like crazy & to add to my dismay, the DJ only played down south music. HOWEVER the club is looking great & there was plenty of drink in the house if you like that strong dark know the kind that tends to get a PYT in trouble. But no worries i went home el-solo that night kids. I knew i had a busy Saturday ahead. I refused to let BET weekend take over my life as i did in years past. You just grow up and what is most important to you changes. As a whole, BET Hip Hop weekend in Atlanta was ok. I have a little feeling that in a couple more runs they will put the red light to the southern hip hop production of these awards. We'll see...

Thank you to the Garner Circle for the invite. Known for cating such clean events!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chilli supports Senator Kasim Reed & gets a little "tender luvin" on the side...

Senator Kasim Reed, Chilli, Charles Mathis (entertainment lawyer), Will Packer (director/producer)
Chilli speaking
Floyd Mayweather & Chilli (mmmhmmm...)
New hot pop group 3D and Floyd Mayweather
Grand Hustle's, Jason Geter & girlfriend
Tionna Smalls (co-host on Chilli's new reality love show)
Two FAB ladies: My friend Denise & Ebony Steele (NOT a porn star name so stop!) of The Rickey Smiley Morning show.
Chef Michael Noble of Grandmaz House
Event Mansion of Charles Mathis (the pic is a little crooked i know...i only had 2 glasses of champagne so idk...)

Senator Kasim Reed, Mayoral candidate, was thrown a classy event via "Chilli" Rozanda Thomas last night at the Atlanta mansion of entertainment attorney Charles Mathis. The former high school mates reflected on growing up as kids as well as keeping connected & still supporting each other into their successful careers. Top reality tv show contenders, VH1 was in the house taping the event including it as part of the singer's new dating/love show.

Q Parker and Cri$tyle performed "Tomorrow" duet (Tevin Campbell). It was beautiful & fitting for the event. Chef Michael Noble of "Grandmaz House" (perfect name with his southern style catering) filled everyone up on Hennessy chicken BBQ kabobs & Macaroni cup cakes (YUM!), and the entire crowd watched as Floyd Mayweather, who flew in from Vegas just for his "home-girl", and Chilli hugged and spoke endlessy throughout the night. Oooh weee! Do the other suitors in her new reality show even have a chance?! We will see. I'm not sure if Floyd being there and acting extra lovey toward our hostess of the evening was a TV move OR sincere. It looked real to me. He was very comfortable & it's obvious that the two are indeed great friends if nothing else. I enjoyed their candor. But if they are to get together Floyd would have to step it. He's known to be a bit of a playboy and Chilli isn't having any of that. She's mature and knows what she wants. And i'm about done with everyone saying they wish she would re-unie with Usher post Tameka. Just because they used to date doesn't mean it's the best idea NOW. Plus you see her right? ANY man has to come with his "A" game. Your girl is BAAAAD! Oww owww.

Thanks to Enchanted PR for the invite. Great event & wonderful networking.
Check out a couple of the people i met last night for the 1st time or re-acquainted with. All wonderful with great things to offer.

Michael Noble- Grandmaz House (catering)
Haley Kilpartrick- Girl Talk (mentoring girl chapters)
Mo Stegall- The Self Show (Talk show, radio show & yearly college tours)
Patrick T. Cooper- Live in Color (Radio show co-host, marketing, fashion & just an all around funny guy who had me in the corner rolling!)
Ebony Steele- The Rickey Smiley Morning Show (Co-host. She was so cool!)
Tionna Smalls (Talk show & new co-star of Chilli's new reality show playing the side kick/match maker personnel)

Miesha White (The Laptop Socialite) (All the filling, 0 calories. Indulge!)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Roy Jones Jr. introduces new music in 3D!

Dj, Roy Jones Jr., Dy & Dre (3D)
3D pop/R&B group (THINK: Chris Brown 3 years out but times 3 with good vocals AND rapping!)
Kevin Shine (A&R) & 3D
3D & Mrz.Smith having fun! I look forward to these kids' stories in 10 years. :)
Producer Challo & Roy Jones Jr.
3D & Twins, 2Cute. Event sponsor, Red Bull & Chik Fila
Showing them dance skills
What what?!

3D, Roy & Christal!

Boxing champ (yup he's still boxing!) Roy Jones Jr. has a gift. The gift is a 3 for 1 deal in the form of the multi-talented pop group 3D who are going to lure young people everywhere with their vocals, dancing and acting chops! If you can have 3D movies then surely you can enjoy 3D music so these Florida natives are spreading their southern love to Atlanta, their home away from home!

I attended the anticipated album listening party last night for 3D sponsored by fan favorites, Chik Fila and Red Bull along with a packed house of industry taste makers, friends, family (their mom & manager was also in attendance) and supporters of Roy Jones and his project. I drove through the ATL rain to attend and i was not disappointed! 3D is a new group bringing pop & hip hop to the high energy level that makes the kids dance in the streets (& quite a few adults too!).

The guys (twins, sons of Roy Jones and their cousin, the lead and singer of the group) through Royal Records are looking at November for their album release to unleash their talent world wide. The kids totally took over the crowd introducing each song before it played AND also performing each song full out as if it were a small concert. Loved the heart! See that's why adults are lame album parties are full of head bobbing and less excitement while everyone is trying hard to keep their "cool" on display. Not these kids! Their cool was their fiery electricity. With songs like "Body Rock" and "Melody" it's hard not to get moving. On top of their upcoming album they also have been shooting for their "come-up" type reality show, allowing you to get to know the guys and are also shooting for a network comedy. They made a point to let me know that their music is clean and that sets them apart. Since they clearly have so much talent, when i asked them about any of them having a future in boxing, i got a hearty triplet response of "NO!". They said they work out and keep in shape and spar in the ring with their mentor Roy but don't have any plans on taking it up as a career. These boys are fun yet very mature in the way they communicate! Impressive.

Talking to Roy was a joy to talk to and too much fun. Not only did he have me in stitches, he had the entire crowd rolling. He did share with me personally that he is STILL boxing and "beating up people who don't listen". LOL! He had a match 2 months ago, has one December 2nd in Australia and just signed papers for another next year February. While Roy loves the entertainment industry and takes his position seriously as a role model that teaches the boys to stay out of the streets, choose the right path from jump & learn from his experiences, he still lives for the sports world over music any day. I guess "beating people up" is where his treasure lies. And since this man is a former champ i say go forth...he's proved he's good at it! This man has a gift for building champs inside and outside the ring! Much success to Mr.Jones and the energetic 3D!

Thanks to Christal Jordan of Enchanted PR for the personal invite. This woman works hard taking care of her clients. Phenominal!

Above is some video i shot of 3D in performance mode at their party. Hear sample music,see the moves & a surprise! (studio was a bit dark)

To keep up with 3D & Roy Jones Jr. check out:

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