Atlanta Dream Season Opener

Yesterday afternoon I was invited to the season opener of Atlanta’s very own WNBA team the Dream. This the opening game of the season started with the presentation of the Eastern Conference banner with fireworks. No, literally fireworks! There were other presentations including one from our very own Mayor Kasim Reed. Now lets get to the game. As the defending Eastern Conference champion, the Dream came in this game with the winning mindset. At the end of the first half, the score was 40-38 Liberty. The Liberty took advantage of an Atlanta team missing its top player, Angel McCoughtry, who sprained her left knee in camp.

That didn’t stop them from coming back in the second half and dominating. Iziane Castro Marques led Atlanta with 19 points, Sancho Lyttle added 18 and Lindsey Harding doled out nine assists in her Dream debut. But Harding also missed a late free throw that could’ve put it away. The game was tight throughout, never getting into double figures for either team. Atlanta appeared to be in control after pulling out to its biggest lead, 68-62, with 5 minutes to go. New York came back, taking advantage of the Dream’s issues at the foul line. With 33 seconds left in the 4th quarter the Liberty came back and tied it up sending the game in to overtime. In overtime the Liberty took control we tried to come back but didnt succeed. The Final score was 94-88, shouts out to the dream however those girls played hard. Next game Thursday as they take on the Washington Mystics “Run With The Dream”

We all know Hoopz got her claim to fame by winning the first season of Flavor Of Love. Since then she has gone on to become a reality phenom and these days she is just chilling in he country town with her millionaire boyfriend NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. There have been many speculations surrounding their highly publicized romance, whether it’s just a media scandal or in fact real love. Flavor Flav was recently asked his thoughts on his old flames new found relationship.

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MTV Movie Awards Recap

Last night I checked out the MTV Movie Awards or shall I say “Twilight Awards” because that seems to be the only movie to win anything. Appearing at last nights awards were Nikki Minaj who Presented the Best Female Performance Award with Ashton Kutcher. Won by Twilight star Kristen Stewart. The Awards were held at the Gibson Amphitheater and hosted by Jason Sudeikis, whom I think did a good job and kept the crowd enthused. There was also a performance by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, they performed Lupe’s new single in which Trey is featured on as well as “The Show Goes On”. I wasn’t to empressed but hey to each it’s own and I know it will be better come fall for the Music Awards. READ MORE

Kanye West Song Leaked: Monster {Video}

It’s been some time since “Monster” hit the airwaves and fans watched leaked versions of the music video. Though director Jake Nava just now finished the final version for us to “bask in”. Almost one year late and several ounces of blood lost, come Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj in blood-sucking performances.

It was rumored that the video was delayed because MTV banned it, but the company denied allegations and mentioned they were awaiting suitable edits of the video before broadcasting it. So if we dumb-down what MTV stated, it basically means the same thing.
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Votte Hall: New R&B Artist Sensation

Votte Hall Announces New Music 2011! Former assistant to the celebs turned recording artist will be releasing new music soon. Votte Hall has been on the music industry scene since 2006. His career began as an Intern for super producer Jazze Pha’s record label, “Shonuff Records” under the direction of Laura Giles. After completing his internship there in 2007.

Hall then went to become an assistant at Dallas Austin Recording Projects. Hall worked closely with the Dallas Austin Foundation. Hall has been spotted on many red carpets from Celebrity Mansion Parties to the Grammys. Hall’s new manager is a former music industry executive who has worked for Arista and LaFace Records.

Check out video when Votte Hall worked for Dallas Austin!

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It’s been a couple years since Poprah graced our TV screens on the VH1 show “I Want To Work For Diddy” but now she is working for herself and doing it bigger than ever. In this exclusive Interview with FreddyO, Poprah goes in on everything from her touring stage play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too”, her opinion on Nene Leakes and any other lingering questions you may have had with Poprah.

Tell us about your character in the play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too.”

I actually was allowed to interpret my parts in the play and deliver them as myself for the most part. Since I am not based in Atlanta, I didn’t get to rehearse w/the cast until the day before opening night, so I was told to interpret the script as I pleased. Fortunately, for me, the director, Toni Henson, was thrilled with my delivery choices & I rocked the part just as planned, with her consent, and the audience seemed to love it too!

Do you feel as though you can relate to her?

I do relate to the message portrayed in the parts I received, because the amazing writers, Wanda Simmons, and Melissa Blackmon really managed to capture the essence of the big girl experience in a way I’m sure everyone, including me, could relate.

You have experienced life through different body types, do you believed that your weight affects the way people view you?

I have literally been every size as an adult woman, from a size 4 to a size 24, and honestly there is a distinction between how people treat you at one size rather than the other. But I don’t think the issues are as obvious to me, only because I have always exuded confidence and self assurance regardless of my size, and people treat you based on how you project yourself, no matter what your size. So I get respect, and adoration because I demand it, and carry myself with pride.

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Mary Harvey Arrested + Has A New Reality Show

Said news for all my Mary Harvey fans apparently she’s locked up and the homies over at Bossip are reporting:

The former Mrs. Harvey was arrested this week after not showing up for a scheduled court date, which led the judge to issue a warrant. Steve and his current wife have partnered to go after Mary after she released a series of videos that damaged his national reputation and cost him millions of dollars. READ MORE

Atlanta comic Steve Harvey, who hosts his nationally syndicated radio show out of Buckhead, spent a few weeks last year taping 180-plus episodes of “Family Feud” out of Orlando for his first season as host. But with the syndicated game show seeing improved ratings under the helm of Harvey, he used his influence to convince the producers to move the show to Atlanta. Harvey replaced actor John O’Hurley as host and has been given the freedom to pepper in his own brand of physical and verbal humor into the game.

To all my fellow ATLiens, it’s time to find out how to become an audience member as well as contestant on this classic game show, for which we know without a doubt is gonna put the A on the map once again. Harvey, heard locally no Majic 107.5/97.5, is also promoting his own production operation called Green Screen Studios, where “Family Feud” will be produced.

Steve released a press release:

Harvey expands the spotlight on Atlanta as a hub for Hollywood talent and work with the creation of his Green Screen Studio. With over two decades of experience entertaining audiences worldwide on stage, television and movie screens, radio and in books as a comedian, writer, producer and more, Steve Harvey brings more Hollywood-quality offerings home to the South, creating a big, versatile space that’s already been the site for numerous corporate and network video and photo work READ MORE