Comedian Mike Epps will return to host the BET Hip-Hop Awards for a third year. I hope this year BET awards is the best. Busta Rhymes was the first artist to win the award for Best Live Performer, and is nominated again in 2011. Busta says his respect for the audience helps make him the entertainer he is today. Busta Rhymes is up for a total of six nominations at next month’s ceremony, thanks in large part to his verse on Chris Brown’s hit single “Look At Me Now.” Lil Wayne leads all nominees this year, with a record-breaking 18 nods.

Weezy will look to claim titles like Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Hustler of the Year. Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa each have nine nominations, Both are nominated in categories like Verizon People’s Champ Award and MVP of the Year. It could also be a big night for Miami rapper Rick Ross with eight nominations.

The ceremony will be taped on October 1st at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards will then air Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Here are the nominees for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards: READ MORE

Oprah To Host Live Facebook Chat Today

The Queen Of Talk is exploring a new medium to chat. Oprah Winfrey will host her first-ever live video chat on Facebook today. The hour-long event will begin at 1:30 pm Eastern time. Fans can leave questions for Winfrey on the Facebook page wall she created for the chat event. Oprah has more than six-million fans on the website. She also more than seven-million-followers on Twitter. Winfrey wrapped the final season of her longrunning daytime talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” this past May. She is now hands-on in the development of programming for her OWN cable network which launched in January.

Tyson Beckford Comes To Atlanta For ‘A Night To Remember’

Last night, Judy and Michael Mauldin of R&B Hip Hop 4 Humanity along with Bentley Atlanta and The Atlantan hosted the star-studded “A Night to Remember” fundraiser and tribute to fashion pioneer Bethann Hardison and the late designer Willi Smith at Atlanta’s  Atlantic Station. “A Night to Remember” starts off Atlanta’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th. All proceeds from “A Night to Remember” will benefit the Mauldin Scholarship Fund at Savannah College of Art & Design, as well as Invisible Beauty, a documentary by Bethann Hardison.

Model Tyson Beckford and WSB TV’s Jovita Moore were the MCs of the fundraiser, which included a performance by singer Kenny Lattimore, a presentation to Hardison and Smith, and a runway show featuring model and tv personality Cynthia Bailey.

Interior designer Michael Habachy of HGTV’s “Design Wars” turned the loft space above Z Gallerie into a white wonderland with multi-colored lighting.

The fashion show was real nice and a ton of celebs came out including: Actress Jasmine Guy, former model Gail O’Neill, Anna Maria Horsford, Toya & Memphitz Wright, Trina & Towanda Braxton, Tameka Raymond (one of the show’s stylists), attorney/Real Housewives’ Phaedra Parks, singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole, choreographer Andrea Kelly, singer Dondria, entrepreneur Peter Thomas, Derek Blanks, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Roger Bobb, Kenny Burns (V103) all came out to support “A Night to Remember.”

I had the chance to talk to Toya & Memphitz and they were telling me how they were in LA and be on the watch for big things from them!

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Marsha Ambrosius Performs At Atlanta Pure Heat 2011

The lovely Marsha Ambrosius took over the Mansion Elam this weekend for Atlanta Pride and performed a number of hits from her debut album, Late Nights and Early Mornings. She got the crowd hot singing “Late Nights and Early Mornings,” “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)” and “Far Away.”

She even got on the piano and gave the crowd a little of “Say Yes.”

Marsha stayed late and signed every fan’s autograph, showing her fans as much love as they showed her. Marsha will be touring with Miguel pretty soon, so be on the look out!  Look at Aneesa Ferreiro!

Big up to my new homie Dice, La La’s cousin, she cut a fool at the club.

Shoutout to Traxx Girls for a great Pure Heat 2011. Check out video and photos below:


Rihanna Not Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

The blog sites went crazy today on rumors that Rihanna was named Esquire Magazine’s 2011 “Sexiest Women Alive.” Looks like those rumors were all wrong. The website published pictures of the Bajan bombshell from her first Esquire photoshoot, rolling around naked and rubbing dirt all over her body. That set a wildfire and before I knew it, RiRi was the Sexiest Woman Alive. READ MORE

Bow Wow Tattoo’s His Daugher Name On His Hand

Bow Wow is falling in love with his baby girl Shai more and more each day. Today pictures of his newest devotion to baby Shai surfaced the internet on my girl ATLien’s site Straight From The A. In his open letter to fans, Bow Wow spoke of how the birth of his daughter had changed his world and had even made him start treating his own mother better. In addition to that, I guess it made him want to get even more tatted up. What do you think of Bow Wow’s new tat?

Spotted @StraightFromTheA

Larenz Tate To Star In BET Movie

Actor Larenz Tate will star in th new BET film “Gun Hill” that will also star Tawny Cypress and Aisha Hinds. Set to begin filming in New York City very soon and is written, directed and produced by Reggie “Rock” Bythewood. According to press notes, the movie is a “fast-paced, gritty cop drama which brings a fresh spin to the Cain and Abel saga set in New York City. READ MORE

The FreddyO Newspaper Is Here!

After months of anticipation, the FreddyO Newspaper is here! The FreddyO Newspaper gives you all the news you could need in one paper, from pictures of the stars to the latest in celebrity gossip and drama. Be sure to pick up your copy at DTLR stores in the Atlanta area or I can send you one. Email me at if interested.

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