Tommy Ford Talks Peachtree Village International Film Festival

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Founder Len Gibson and actor Tommy Ford recently got together to promote the 6th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival is set to hit Midtown Atlanta on August 18-21. During a media session, the organizers of the festival announced some an impressive schedule of events, which is comprised of special appearances by actress/activist Ruby Dee, producer Monty Ross, and actors Samuel L. Jackson, Aisha Hinds, Bill Nunn, Bill Cobbs and Tommy Ford. The festival will also be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever and Mario Van Peebles’ New Jack City. Read More »

The Ritz Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary with V103′s Lil’ Bankhead, Sean Garrett and Frankie (Photos)

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The Ritz Nightclub in south Atlanta celebrated its two-year anniversary with an All-White Party and invited a few celebrity guests to come along.

Lil’ Bankhead was on the microphone the whole night getting the party hype with a V103 bracelet on.

Hitmaker Sean Garrett rolled up in Club Ritz with an entourage of 20 or so. After taking over the VIP, the rapping, singing, song-writing and producing phenomenon took over the microphone while the DJ played a few of his hit tracks.

L.A. Da Boomman was also present. Boomman is a new artist getting ready to take over the South.

Frankie, Keyshia Cole’s mother, and her daughter, Elite Noel, showed up and Frankie did her thing on the dance floor. Frankie was spotted with her new boo, Thomas. She also wants the world to know that she is not dating and has never dated Pleasure P, though they are good friends and she is supportive of his music, she’s with her baby Thomas to stay!

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Cigars & Cars Hosted by Kenny Burns With Special Guest Carl Payne

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V-103 and WAOK presented their annual Cigars and Cars, hosted by lifestyle specialist Kenny Burns. The affair took place in the posh courtyard of the Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.

Everyday Atlantans mingled with music execs (Michael Mauldin, Keinon Johnson, Sean Taylor) and even Carl Payne from The Cosby Show and Martin was there. I have to say Cole was and is one of my all time favorite TV characters…

Check out pics below of smoking cigars and hot whips: Read More »

Rihanna Does Documentary

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Rihanna recently returned to her native Barbados to perform for her countrymen, can be seen above shopping at the Crown of Light  jewelry store. Rocking her natural hair, a multi-colored maxi dress, Fende handbag and Michael Kors sunglasses, Rihanna seems to have toned down her sexiness, at least for now, for her trip back home. Read More »

Young Jeezy Miller Lite & V-103 Takes Over The ATL

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Young Jeezy fans can start marking their calendars. The emcee was performing at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Monday night when he announced that his next album, “Thug Motivation 103,” will be arriving on September 20th. The long-awaited record will be Jeezy’s fourth studio effort, and is set to feature appearances from artists like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Ludacris. Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker plays drums on the album’s intro, and tells Rap-Up.com they put together an “amazing” and “epic” sound.
“Thug Motivation 103″ will be Young Jeezy’s follow-up to 2008′s “The Recession,” which hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Young Jeezy took over the Buckhead Theatre here in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The concert, sponsored by Atlanta’s V103 and Miller Lite, was free with tickets given only to V103 winners. Read More »

Will Smith, Michael Vick, Tyrese & Others Unite For The 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace

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Hollywood came to Philadelphia this weekend at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend. Charles ‘Charlie Mack’ Alston, a respected sports and entertainment industry insider, will give a portion of the proceeds to Philly-based The Charlie Mack Cares Center. Guests includes actors Will Smith and Tyrese Gibson; athletes Michael Vick, Raheem Brock, and Raheem Wallace; and music industry heavyweights Kenny Gamble, Kaleena of Dirty Money and Rodney Jerkins; amongst others. Weekend events included: a private dinner at his home on Friday, a “Good Will Tour” visiting juvenile detention centers, the opening of the Bible Way Playground, a teen talent show, the Annual Hoops event, asthma screenings and the showing of the film, Streets.

Check out the pics. The event was hot! Big ups to Syreta Ogletree for the sending the pics and having a wonderful event. Can’t wait to go to the next one! Here are all the pic’s Read More »

Jay-Z, Kanye West Tour Dates, + They Have New Names

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Jay-Z and Kanye West will be taking their upcoming album on the road this fall. The hip-hop super duo has announced plans to launch a North American tour on September 22nd in Detroit. The trek will hit cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston before wrapping up on November 3rd in Boston. Pre-sale tickets will be made available on Live Nation’s website starting on Thursday, with general tickets being made available for purchase on August 8th. In addition to their upcoming tour, Kanye and Jay have also revealed that they will be going by a new name”The Throne.” I really don’t know about that name it sounds God like what you think?

“The Throne” will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated record, “Watch The Throne.” The album will be arriving exclusively at iTunes on August 8th, while the physical version will hit stores on August 12th.

P.S. someone said TI might be working with them after he gets out…. Hummmm lets hope so…

Here are the dates for “The Throne’s” upcoming tour: Read More »

Jackson Family Announce Another Michael Jackson Tribute With Some Members Objecting

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5 members of the Jackson family have announced a tribute concert for deceased pop idol Michael Jackson in Cardiff, Wales this October. Katherine Jackson – Michael’s mother – along with siblings La Toya, Marlon, Jackie, and Tito attended the announcement of the tribute; while absent brothers Jermaine and Randy released a statement saying,

“We want to make clear that this does not reflect the position of the entire family. While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death.” Read More »

Drake Pitches For The Cleveland Indians

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To help celebrate Cleveland’s 215th birthday, rapper Drake went to Progressive Stadium (home of the Cleveland Indians) and threw a pitch. Drake even had his own personalized Indians jersey with his name on the back and the number one. While pitching, his hit song I’m On One could be heard playing in the background.  During his stint in Cleveland, Drake also was the headline of a concert that featured Cleveland artist Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. While Drake’s appearance did bring a lot of excitement and a few extra fans, it didn’t bring the Indians a win. The game ended 3-0 with the Indians losing to the Chicago White Sox. Check out this footage of Drake pitching!