Rihanna was seen backing it up on a local at the Kadooment Parade in Barbados this weekend. From the looks of things she’s more than happy to be home. READ MORE

Congregation Still Supports Bishop Eddie Long

New Birth church members reacted to the news that Bishop Eddie Long’s 5th accuser had been found with enduring support. Fox News 5 Atlanta recently stopped by the church after Wednesday Bible Study to interview parishioners regarding their opinions about the continuing scandal. READ MORE

The NY Post recently reported that the two hip-hop heavyweights, Jay-z and Kanye West, have had differences regarding their recent collaboration, Watch the Throne. The differences stem from the Watch the Throne tour, which will be starting on September 22nd. Kanye wants a huge $400,000 production per show, but Jay, who recieved a larger, long term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back, is against dropping that kinda dough. One insider told Page Six,

“Jay-Z can’t deal withKanye. Jay is a stone-cold businessmen. He wants to recoup all his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rockstars with a blowout show. He doesn’t care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows.” READ MORE

Actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Keshia Knight Pulliam, recently launched her non-profit Kamp Kizzy to empower young girls. Kamp Kizzy’s kick-off included a two-day summer day camp at Spelman College (Keshia’s alma mater) for 130 girls ages 11 to 16 years old. Keshia spent the entire two days with the girls from 8AM to 5PM as they participated in various activities including an acting workshop with The Alliance Theater’s “The Real Tweenagers” production, health and sex education classes, a campus tour of Spelman, and the creation of body image silouhettes and vision boards. Friends of Kamp Kizzy, Ludacris, Trina, actor Christian Keyes, and former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin, stopped by to show support and offer words of encouragement to the girls.

Local Zaxby’s franchise (75N Exit 263) provided lunch for the campers on both days, while African Pride and Parlux Fragrances provided parting gifts.

For more information visit www.kampkizzy.org I hope next year yall invite me Hint Hint !!! Here are all the pic’s READ MORE

ATL’s 30 Under 30 Dinner at Straits Restaurant

Heineken Beer, The RX Club and Dean Brand Marketing sponsored the 30/30 or 30-under-30 dinner that highlighted the city’s young, black entrepreneurial class while providing a space for them to network and plot our take over of the city. The dinner took place at rapper Christopher  ’Ludacris’ Bridges’ Restaurant Straits on Thursday, and included Some notable honorees included; Josh Powell of the Atlanta Hawks, Paris Kirk (A&R at DTP Records), Moses Davis (Marketing for Atlantic Records), Brian Patrick Davis (Concreteloop.com), Kodak Boi (Vibe Vixen), Nino Coreoleno (founder of FLI PELICAN), Frederick Anderson AKA FreddyO, Joshua King of Fly Publicity, Nina Brown of Atlanta Alive, Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle, Fadia Kader, Matthew Verden, Jazzy McBee, Tahira Wright, Dalen Spratt, Josh Powell, Olori Swank, Renaldo Nehemiah, Aware from Greedmont Park and Miss Georgia ‘Kaylin Reque’! …

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Rihanna Does Documentary

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

It turns out there’s nothing cooking in Beyonce’s kitchen. A rep for the pop megastar tells Today.com that rumors of a Beyonce cookbook are “untrue.” The U.K.’s “Daily Mirror” had previously cited an unnamed source who said the singer had decided to publish a soul food cookbook after receiving encouragement from friend and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. It may be a good thing that Beyonce isn’t doing a cookbook, as the idea hasn’t been very well received in the blogosphere. Many people have been critical of the plan, recalling Beyonce’s 2009 declaration that she’s a “disaster in the kitchen.” Beyonce added that her secret when entertaining friends is to have food delivered from “the best restaurants.”

I have for the longest being a Photographer wanted to know what the set of a Beyonce photo shoot looks like and here’s my chance. Here are some BEHIND THE SCENES Photos from “B’s” Complex Magazine Photo-shoot …

Dondria Covers Beyonce’s 1+1

So So Def Recordings artist and my homie Dondria is the latest to cover Beyonce’s 1+1. She also debuts a new hairstyle, rocking auburn for the summer.  READ MORE