The Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG), (pictured above with newly elected Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed) held its 2nd Annual Winter Ball at the Persian Galleries last Saturday (December 5, 2009). Special guests included members of Atlantaâ€™s business, entertainment and political communities, along with several celebrities.
This year, CRG honored actress Nicole Ari Parker, Rainforest Filmsâ€™ Will Packer and Rob Hardy for their artistic innovation and their contribution to the growth of Atlantaâ€™s film industry. Here are all the pic’s
Gatorade has quenched its thirst for Tiger Woods.Â Radaronline is reporting that the drink manufacturer has dropped the golfing icon from its advertising roster.Â Gatorade released a statement saying their decision to discontinue their “Tiger Focus” drink had nothing to do with the extramarital affair scandal involving Woods.Â They state, quote, “We decided several months ago to discontinue Gatorade Tiger Focus along with some other products to make room for our planned series of innovative products in 2010.Â We hope to share more about our 2010 plans soon.”
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV into a neighbor’s tree on the morning of November 27th.Â Following the accident, it was reported that Woods had been having an affair.Â Several women have since come forward alleging that they have been intimate with the golfing superstar.Â Woods has apologized for his “transgressions,” while sponsors like Nike have remained supportive of the sports icon.
Bryant Gumbel has revealed that he’s been treated for lung cancer. During an appearance on Tuesday’s “Live! With Regis & Kelly,” he said he had surgery last month to remove a malignant tumor.Â Gumbel is 61-years-old.Â He admitted on the show that he’s been keeping his medical problems private.For many years Bryant keep Amrica tuned in every morning to watch him so it hurts my heart to know that he is dealing with all this..
My thoughts and prays are with Tyler and his family after hearing that his mother passed. Tyler Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday.
“My mother is the wisdom of Madea, ” Perry said. She was 64.
“Thank you for all your prayers,” Perry said on the “e-mail messages from Tyler” section of his online site tylerperry.com.
Perry said he based his most popular — and notorious — character, Madea, partially on his mom. Late Tuesday morning, he sent out posts on his FaceBook and Twitter pages directing fans and followers to his Web site saying, “I just sent out an email that Iâ€™d like to share with you. Please check it out.”
According to the FaceBook page “Please Pray for Mother Maxine Perry — Tyler’s Mom,” she has been sick since late August, although no details about an ailment werementioned.
Maxine Perry was a pre-school teacher who worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center most of her life. Perry said he and his siblings endured the abuse of their father Emmett R. Perry Sr., for whom Tyler was named before changing his name. But he said his mother bore the brunt of the abuse when he was younger.
Perry was reportedly planning to go on the road for another tour of live “Madea” shows, according to StraightFromTheA.com, but it is unclear how his mother’s death will impact his schedule.
New York emcee Nas has an explanation for his September arrest on driving under the influence charges.Â TMZ.com recently caught up with the rap star, who says his arrest was the result of racial profiling.Â Nas proclaims, quote, “You know what it is…profiling man,” adding, quote, “they can’t stop a good man from shining man.”Â Last week it was reported that Nas was arrested back in September on DUI charges in the Atlanta, Georgia area.Â The police report stated that the emcee had a “green tongue with raised taste buds” and a pulse that reached 116 beats per minute.Â The officer on the scene also reported that Nas’ vehicle smelled of “raw marijuana” and that he had, quote, “eyelid tremors in both eyes and body tremors.”
Nas admitted to smoking marijuana at his friend’s house earlier in the evening, and proceeded to fail a field sobriety test.Â The charges were eventually dropped when Nas’ drug test came back negative.
Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law has been released from a hospital near Orlando, Florida.Â Barbro Holmberg was taken to Health Central Hospital Monday night after apparently complaining of stomach pains.Â Hospital spokesman Dan Yates said Holmberg was feeling much better but provided no information about her treatment.Â He said she’s resting at home.
Baseball analyst Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN.Â The network has announced it and Gammons will go separate ways after this week’s Winter Meetings in Indianapolis.Â ESPN Executive Vice President of Production Norby Williamson said the Massachusetts native was leaving for new challenges and a less demanding schedule.Â Gammons spent 20 years with ESPN.Â His career started in 1969 when he became a reporter for the “Boston Globe.”Â He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005 as the winner of the Spink Award.Â The following year, he suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that sidelined him for two months.
Chris Brown came to ATL for his fan appreciation tour which sold out in 3 days and to promote his new album Graffiti. After having the chance to be around him and meeting all his people I have a new found respect for him. He is a really good dude.
Chris who at times we forget that he is stilling growing up is just so thankful of all the love and support his fans friends and family has giving him. My Homie Polow Da Don invited me to the party he threw for Chris at Opera night club to honor him for his new album Graffiti that comes out next week. Puffy wanted to make sure Chris knew he had much love for him, so he left the party that was thrown for him at the Velvet-room and came to party with Chris’s… WOW The homies Ester Dean, Samie, Lil-Scrappy, Chubby Princes, Kato and Jazzie, also came out to show their love…
I wanna give a shout out to Mia, Krista, and Chris Manager for all the love. Make sure ya’ll go pick up his album on Dec.8…I know I’m going to pick up 4 copies. LOL Here are all there pics… P.S. I love the Album..