Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hollywood Producer Tracey Edmonds & Bob Johnson form Alright TV





“Alright TV will offer first rate buzz-worthy content in the areas of comedy, reality, self-help, music, and talk that promises to empower and entertain family audiences of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds,” Edmonds said in a press release.
“Bob and I are very excited to move forward with our vision and commitment to provide quality entertainment into the digital arena. I am delighted to work with Bob and YouTube in this innovative relationship.”
In addition to the launch of "Alright TV," Johnson--the former majority owner of the NBA franchise Charlotte Bobcats--also created one of the largest global independent distributors of digital and video content earlier this year with the formation of RLJ Entertainment. Resulting from his acquisition of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group, Johnson believes that the channel will further extend RLJ Entertainment’s position in media.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to be in a business relationship with YouTube,” Johnson said in the release. “YouTube's commitment to providing a broad array of diversified producer-generated content on YouTube will present an exciting opportunity for consumers and advertiser sponsorship."
Johnson added, "the RLJ Companies is proud to be in association with YouTube and we look forward to expanding that relationship as we complete the acquisition of Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group, Inc. under RLJ Entertainment."

Monday, June 24, 2013

VH1's "Hollywood Exes" New Season on JULY 8th 2013!!!

 Sheree Smith is a Beautiful soul witha skincare line
 ANDREA KELLY has a new DVD coming out on DANCE EXERCISE

 NICOLE MURPHY IS STILL KILLNG EM" ON THE BEACH

Congrats Lebron & The Miami Heat on winning the NBA Championship !

Haters gonna Hate so Step on em! And Keep Winning!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Andrea Kelly From VH1's reality show "Hollywood Exes"



Andrea Kelly said she’s living proof that there is life after divorce no matter who you had to leave behind.
The "Hollywood Exes" star said she’s proud that her show could give VH1 viewers an example of women getting along and being there for each other. Although all of the ladies on the show have been friends for years, the common bond they all share is that they were once married to rich, famous men and they’re doing just fine without them now.
As Andrea told MadameNoir.com, she’d like to inspire women to stand on their own if need be.
"By doing this show, I would hope that people would say, ‘She’s strong,’" said Andrea, who hopes that she’s setting a good example for women that are coming out of a marriage. "[I hope] I’m that voice piece for women that are like, ‘How do I do this? What is life after divorce? How do I pick up and move on?’"
As Andrea has shown it can be done no matter how well you were living before. "By the world’s standard, I had everything—luxury! You have the money, the jets—everything," she pointed out, urging other women to bet on themselves and strike out on their own if they are in bad relationships. "If I can walk away from R.Kelly—if [Mayte Garcia] can walk away from Prince, or [Nicole Murphy] can walk away from [Eddie Murphy]—then you can do it too!"
Speaking of Andrea’s ex, the choreographer really didn’t give him a say in whether or not she would do that show. And she hasn’t asked for his opinion about it, either!
"I have not spoken to my ex about doing this show, and it really don’t matter what he got to say," Andrea said with a bright smile on her face, refocusing the conversation on her. "This is a me journey."
What’s next for Andrea? Find out in the video below!




Saturday, March 23, 2013



Rihanna Ties Madonna For Most #1 Singles

'Diamonds' goes to #1 on the Hot 100


"Diamonds," the first single off her brand-new Unapologetic album,hit  #1 on  Billboard Hot 100, giving Rihanna her 12th chart-topping single, a mark that ties her with Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth-most #1s in the 54-year history of the chart.


According to Billboard, Rihanna now trails only the Beatles (20 #1s), Mariah Carey (18) and Michael Jackson (13 solo #1s) for the most Hot 100 chart toppers of all time, and, given that she's just 24 — and seemingly releases a new album every year — well, we think she's got a pretty realistic shot at overtaking all of them.



No Love for a Syndicated radio legend


Radio legend Michael Baisden reportedly locked out of his studio


(YourBlackWorld.com)--Just a few days ago, it was announced by Michael Baisden that he was leaving his popular radio show.  The announcement stunned observers, since the show was doing so well.  It also appeared that Baisden was leaving on his own accord, and that he would have a few days to say goodbye to listeners before heading off the air.
But these reports are being contradicted by Access Atlanta, who says that Baisden has been locked out of his studio and can’t even finish out the show on his own terms.  Here is the original tweet that Baisden sent out to the public.
At 3pm ET today, Michael and George (Willborn) will begin saying goodbye after 10 years on radio. Tell everyone to tune in and call in to show some love for the most thought provoking, funny, and socially active shows ever to come to radio!
Baisden’s tune changed later on when it was revealed that he’d been locked out of the studio and couldn’t come in to properly finish off the show before leaving.
 In the words of Rodney King, “Can’t we all get along?” Just because we couldn’t come to an agreement is no reason to deprive the listeners, our affiliates, and our advertisers of only 9 days to say goodbye and show our appreciation.
All their action does is make me more determined than ever to come back! And next time there will be no middlemen between me, my affiliates, and my listeners. Lesson learned!
I’ll miss you family, stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for my daily inspiration post and updates on the return of The MB Show! The journey continues!!!]
Radio Facts claims that the negotiations between Baisden and Cumulus did not go well and that they are upset that he released information to the public before getting their permission to do so.  Negotiations were still pending, but it appears that Baisden walked away from the table.
Baisden said more about the situation on his Facebook page:
Who would have ever thought that a black man from the South Side of Chicago, with no college degree, no formal training in radio, TV, or writing, and the youngest son to a single 17 year-old teenaged mother with three children, would one day lead civil rights protest and help to elect the first black President. Life is truly amazing!
I am proud of what I have accomplished with my life and look forward to what is to come next. Life is full of new beginnings, whether it’s a new relationship or a new business venture; change is the one constant…and we must learn to embrace it.
For years I’ve encouraged you to step out on faith to live your dream, to never compromise your principles, and most importantly, not to be afraid to try something new, but above all else, dare to be different. Well, it’s time for me to practice what I preach!
When I began writing books in 1993, my only goal was to have a positive impact and challenge people to think outside the box. In 1995 I took that leap of faith and left my job with a four-year-old child to support, three thousand dollars in my pocket, and a dream. And as strange as this may sound, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would make it.
Call it cockiness or confidence, but I was determined that no force on earth was going to stop me from realizing my dreams. And after five best selling books, two stage plays, two televisions shows, three DVDs, and one of the most successful radio programs in history, I’m just getting started!
No, it was not my intention to leave radio, I had plans for The Michael Baisden Live Tour, my 10-year anniversary party in DC in July, and I was looking forward to being on the air this summer to get justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.
But sometimes fate, the universe, God, or however you want to label that undeniable force, has it’s own plans. Someone once told me that the greatest experiences in life are unplanned ones. I guess I’m about to test that theory.
We wish Michael the best of luck in his new endeavors.  We’re sure they will be successful.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

GEORGE LUCAS NEW 'STAR WARS' MOVIE Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Bil


The Walt Disney Company, in a move that gives it a commanding position in the world of fantasy movies, said Tuesday it had agreed to acquire Lucasfilm from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.


The sale provides a corporate home for a private company that grew from Mr. Lucas’s hugely successful “Star Wars” movie series, and became an enduring force in the creation of effects-driven science fiction entertainment for large and small screens. Mr. Lucas, who is 68 years old, had already announced he would step down from day-to-day operation of the company.
Combined with the purchase of Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in 2009 and of Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion in 2006, the acquisition solidifies Disney’s status as a leader in animation and superhero films. And it strengthens the legacy of Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, who has become known for his aggressive expansion of the company since taking charge in 2005.
Mr. Iger is set to step down as chief executive in March 2015, but will remain with Disney in a lesser role under an employment deal he reached with Disney last year.
Like the Marvel acquisition, the Lucasfilm purchase caught Hollywood and Wall Street by surprise. It was announced on Tuesday afternoon, while the New York Stock Exchange was closed because of Hurricane Sandy.
In a hastily convened conference call with investors late Tuesday, Mr. Iger said Disney planned to revive the Star Wars franchise and release a seventh feature film in the series in 2015, with new films coming every two or three years thereafter. Mr. Lucas will be a consultant on the film projects, Mr. Iger said.
Mr. Iger said Disney acquired a detailed treatment for the next three “Star Wars” films as part of the acquisition. He noted that the last film in the series, “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” was released in 2005, a period that he said has created “pent-up demand.”
Jay Rasulo, the company’s chief financial officer, said Disney’s financial calculations in agreeing to purchase Lucasfilm were driven almost entirely by the potential of the “Star Wars” series, which already has a place in the Disney theme parks. Lynne Hale, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lucas, said he was on a flight back to San Francisco from Los Angeles and could not immediately be reached. “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers,” Mr. Lucas said in a statement.
The companies said Disney would pay approximately half of the purchase price in cash, and would issue about 40 million shares of stock to cover the balance when the deal closes. Mr. Rasulo said Disney expects within two years to repurchase those shares. Lucasfilm, he said, should begin enhancing Disney’s earnings by 2015.
With the acquisition, Disney will acquire Lucasfilm’s live-action production business, along with its Industrial Light & Magic effects business, its Skywalker Sound audio operation and its consumer products unit, among other things. Ms. Hale noted that Mr. Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch and other physical properties in Marin County, Calif., were not part of the deal, and would remain with Mr. Lucas.
Kathleen Kennedy, a longtime associate of Steven Spielberg who recently agreed to become co-chairwoman of Lucasfilm, will now be its president, reporting to Alan F. Horn, the chairman of Disney’s movie studio.
Lucasfilm is based in San Francisco, and now, in combination with Pixar — which operates across the San Francisco Bay in Emeryville — it will give Disney, based in Burbank, a major presence in Northern California.
After the release of the first “Star Wars” film in 1977, Mr. Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic took the lead in developing effects technologies that were used in a generation of science fiction and fantasy films. Eventually, other companies, including Weta Digital, a New Zealand company co-owned by the filmmaker Peter Jackson, rose to prominence in that field.
Asked about the future of Industrial Light & Magic, Mr. Iger said: “Our current thinking is we would let it remain as is.” In a later interview, Mr. Iger said Disney would be prudent in handling the Lucas operations, but was also mindful of the need to “reap the value” it sees there.
Along with “Star Wars” and its many iterations on movie screens, in television programming, in video games and elsewhere, Mr. Lucas has been a partner in the “Indiana Jones” series, and, occasionally, in an unrelated film, like “Willow,” though Disney executives said they were not relying on those films for future profit.
Mr. Rasulo told analysts that Lucasfilm’s consumer products licensing revenue, about $215 million this year, is roughly comparable to the amount of licensing revenue Marvel had when Disney bought it three years ago.





Saturday, July 7, 2012

Serena Williams is the BEST!

Serena is BACK!
(AP) Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title on Saturday, steadying herself after a mid-match wobble to defeat first-time finalist Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for her 14th Grand Slam title. It was Serena's first major title since suffering a severe foot injury and pulmonary embolism. She became the first woman over 30 to win a major title since Martina Navratilova hoisted the Rosewater Dish in 1990. Radwanska failed in her bid to get to No. 1 and become the first major winner from Poland. She fell out of the match early, getting broken in her first two service games and barely avoiding a first-set bagel. Radwanska hung tough in the second set after a brief rain delay. The No. 3 seed battled back from a break down to even the set at 4-4 with the benefit of a poor line call. With Serena shell-shocked from the quick comeback, Radwanska stormed to a 7-5 win. The momentum shifted back just as quick. Serena steadied her nerves, kept up her powerful serve and earned an early break in the third. Her serve was almost untouchable. She had 102 aces for the tournament, a ladies record. The women with the second, third and fourth most aces in the tournament had 99 combined. [Related: Venus Williams gives sister Serena advice in the middle of the Wimbledon final] Serena's dominant play on Sunday continued a stellar run of play throughout the final week of the tournament. Serena broke a Wimbledon record for aces in her fourth-round win and then broke her own record three days later. In her final three matches, Serena played the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds. She lost a total of 21 (at 4-3 in third) games en route to the title. The dominant final stretch was especially impressive considering her slow start at the All England Club. She was pushed to three sets in the third and fourth round against No. 25 Jie Zheng and unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova. Against Zheng, Serena needed a 9-7 third set to advance. Serena and her sister Venus have combined to win 10 of the past 13 Wimbledons. The sisters play later on Saturday for their fifth Wimbledon doubles title.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebrity Agent/Manager T. Julian Gipson @ Billboard awards 2012

Jordin Sparks
                                                                   Jordin Sparks


 
                                                                             John Legend


Usher & Justin Beiber


Friday, May 25, 2012

BILLBOARD AWARDS 2012 -RECAP


2012 Billboard Music Award nominations lack diversity


It’s that time of year again when music artists get rewarded for their success on the Billboard charts. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards aired live May 20 from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “Modern Family” stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell hosted the tribute- and performance-filled event.
Courtesy Huffington Post
R&B star Usher was among the many performers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which took place on Sunday, May 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Bowen and Burrell kicked off the show with music video spoofs. Once it was down to business, they paid tribute to the most recent loss in the music industry, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who died earlier that day.
The first act of the night was LMFAO, performing a medley of hits that included “Party Rock Anthem” (winning them the Hot 100 Song of the Year and the Duo/Group award), “Sorry for Party Rockin’” and “Sexy and I Know It.”
The performances were dance-heavy but a bit disappointing. While one would assume that artists would showcase their talents, lip-syncing seemed to be a common theme. One of the alleged lip-syncers was Justin Bieber, who won Social Artist of the Year, after spending 50 weeks on Billboard’s Social 50 chart. His mostly lip-synced performance of “Boyfriend” was backed up with dancing and an array of neon lights. Other seemingly lip-synced performances included Chris Brown with “Turn Up the Music” and Usher’s “Scream.”
Luckily, powerhouses Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park, Katy Perry and even Nelly Furtado (who’s been off the pop radar for a while) all rocked the show with their new hit singles. Carly Rae Jepsen also made her big debut performance with the bubblegum pop hit “Call Me, Maybe.”
Aside from the new hits, many tributes were made after Gibb’s. After Wiz Khalifa received the New Artist award from Miley Cyrus, he paid his respects to Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, of the Beastie Boys. Cee Lo Green and Goodie Mob performed “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” in tribute to Yauch.
Though not all of the performance was shown, Natasha Bedingfield gave tribute to the late Donna Summer by singing “Last Dance.” Lastly, Whoopi Goldberg opened up the tribute to Whitney Houston with a few words. John Legend sang “Greatest Love of All,” leading to Jordin Sparks belting out the legend’s signature ballad, “I Will Always Love You.” Goldberg presented Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, with the Billboard Millennium Award on the late singer’s behalf.
Dominating the awards were Adele, who won 12 awards, and LMFAO, who won six.
The nominees seemed to lack diversity. Top Rock Artist and Top Alternative Artist, both won by Coldplay, had the same nominees. Adele, Lady Gaga (who dominated the dance categories) and LMFAO were each nominated twice in a category that they won.
Additionally, some artists seemed to be misplaced in categories. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” gave her the award for Top Alternative Song and was nominated in Top Rock Song alongside “Someone Like You.” Last time I checked, Adele’s music wasn’t anything close to being rock.
A few deserving awards were also given. Lisa Marie Presley presented the Spotlight Award to Katy Perry for her five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from her album “Teenage Dream,” a feat previously accomplished only by Michael Jackson with “Thriller.” Zooey Deschanel recognized Taylor Swift’s success since the launch of her career by presenting her with Billboard’s Woman of the Year trophy.
Closing the show, Alicia Keys handed Stevie Wonder the Billboard’s Icon Award after a duo medley of his hits. Keys also performed “Empire State of Mind” for Wonder’s birthday.
Stevie went on to give a speech asking for world peace, singing a new song titled “Join Our Love” and rolling the credits with “Superstition.”

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"The Avengers" sets ALL Time Box office Record

The Disney and Marvel Studios tentpole makes history in nabbing the biggest opening of all time in North America; globally "Avengers" has earned a massive $641.8 million in 12 days. Joss Whedon's The Avengers has set a new bar in opening to a walloping $200.3 million at the domestic box office, the largest debut ever and kicking of summer 2012 in high style. The Avengers -- marking a major victory for Disney and Marvel Studios -- easily dethroned Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened to $169.2 million last summer, then the largest number in history. Overseas, where Avengers opened a week ago, the tentpole has now earned $441.5 million for a stunning worldwide total of $641.8 million -- already surpassing the lifetime totals of Captain America: The First Avenger ($364 million), Thor ($449 million), Iron Man ($585 million) and Iron Man 2 ($624 million). The 3D tentpole is now positioned to reach $1 billion in global grosses. Among other records, Avengers is the first film in history to cross $200 million in only three days of play at the domestic box office. It also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time in earning $69.7 million. "It's been a fantastic weekend on every single front," Disney executive vice president of distribution Dave Hollis said. Hollis said the slim 13 percent drop from Friday to Saturday reflects great word of mouth, as well as the fact that all segments of the audience are turning out, including families. Roughly 52 percent saw it in 3D. The tentpole played evenly in terms of age, with 50 percent of the audience under the the age of 25 and 50 percent over. Couples made up 55 percent, families 24 percent and teens 21 percent. Males represented 60 percent of the audience. Avengers -- which assembles marquee Marvel superhero characters Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) -- earned an A+ CinemaScore. IMAX theaters reported record business, generating north of $15 million in ticket sales domestically to tie with Deathly Hallows Part 2 for the biggest opening weekend in the circuit's history. IMAX expects to finish the weekend with a worldwideume of $31.2 million.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Repubs are in-fighting

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term in office if he (Santorum) doesn’t win the GOP nomination over frontrunner Mitt Romney. “You win by giving people a choice,” Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas. “You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there.” Comparing Romney to an Etch-a-Sketch toy, Santorum continued: “If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with [Obama] instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.” Santorum has said that Romney’s political views change often and can be erased like the shake of an Etch-a-Sketch toy. Romney, who won the Illinois primary on Tuesday, issued a statement Thursday expressing indignation at the fact “that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican.” Romney added: “Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”

Friday, March 9, 2012

Taylor Swift-# 1 on Billboard Money Makers list


Taylor Swift is No. 1 again: The singer is the top act on Billboard's "Money Makers" list.
Swift earned more than $35 million in 2011, according to the Billboard list released Friday. U2 was second with $32 million. Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne rounded out the top 5.
Artists' rankings were based on U.S. income sources from tours, albums sales and publishing royalties. Billboard said in a press release that it didn't factor in "sponsorships, merchandise sales or synchronization deals."
Adele was tenth on the list. Though she cancelled most of her U.S. tour due to issues with her vocal cords, her album "21" sold more than 5 million units in 2011. Including sales from this year, "21" has sold nearly 8 million copies.

Swift has had a banner year, winning multiple awards at national ceremonies and scoring Billboard's "Woman of the Year" honors.
--The Associated Press