[RECAP/VIDEOS] LIT! 2017 BET AWARDS!

BRUNO MARS 2017 BET AWARDS

The 2017 BET Awards have come and gone and the night was beyond lit!

We got to see performances by some of music’s biggest stars and lots of laughs from the always hilarious comedienne, Leslie Jones. The night began with an electrifying performance by Bruno Mars  and later features shows from French Montana, Swae Lee, Post Malone of The Migos, Trey Songz, Mary J Blige, A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Xscape, Big Sean, Future,  Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, and DJ Khalid.

TAMAR BRAXTON PERFORMANCE 2017 BET AWARDS

Naturally, every awards show has its highs and lows and thankfully The 2017 BET Awards had more highs! As aforementioned there were a lot of performances but those that stood out the most were definitely Bruno Mars’, Tamar Braxton’s, Xscape’s, and of course the performance from the cast of the New Edition biopic. Bruno always delivers a great show, his medley of songs, Tamar broke it down on stage so well some of us thought she was lip syncing, and Xscape’s reunion was EVERYTHING! We are definitely glad to see the ladies back together. They all look amazing, but Tiny’s post-breakup/pre-divorce body is bangin’! New Edition was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and it was nothing short of amazing. We always love to hear the guys’ hits and are amazed after all these years they can still get down!

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[TRAILER] Stunning! We Are Officially Falling for “Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak!”

 Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak promo

We love seeing new filmmakers on the rise. It is a new day and we at HeyMikeyATL are always looking to highlight amazing talent–especially when it is coming straight out of Atlanta!

Recently we reacquainted ourselves with Davien Harlis, an amazing actor and now an equally talented director set to release his first film, Red Carpet Hashtags & Heartbreak!

via Press Release

Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak is a dramedy that ventures into the life of the character Dylan Smith (Davien
Harlis) After becoming America’s heartthrob, at the height of his career, Dylan is accused of a crime by a scorned
lover that he assures the world he is completely innocent of. When social media gets word of Dylan’s crime his life is
immediately changed. Morgan (Jody Fulton) and Tori (Markell Williams), Dylan’s best friends, immediately run to his
rescue and begin to pick up the pieces. With Dylan out of the way and his throne up for grabs, Marcus enters in and
takes over. It’s not long before familiar ways, betrayal and jealousy catches up with him and he finds himself back to
the drawing board. With everyone fighting for the same fame who wins the award?

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“Well, What Are You Doing About That?” Halle Berry (@halleberry) Says She’s Tired of People Complaining About “#BlackLivesMatter!

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Face it people, Black Lives Matter is not going anywhere; especially when men like Philando Castile are being gunned down by policemen on Facebook Live. We are not for here for the complaints against Black Lives Matter or the movement and apparently neither is one Hollywood actress.

Halle Berry says she is tired of hearing people complain about Black Lives Matter and is asking, “Well, What Are You Doing About That?”

via Page Six

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he Oscar-winning actress said, “In my world, I get so tired of people complaining about, ‘Oh black lives matter,’ and they pontificate and pontificate about it, and I say, ‘Well, what are you doing about that? It may not seem significant to you, but that’s how we start. Have you called your local politicians, have you written a letter?’”

Appearing at the Cannes Lions Girls’ Lounge in conversation with founder Shelley Zalis, Berry continued, “When they say they’ve done nothing, I say, ‘Well, don’t talk to me … because you are part of the problem, because you are sitting here spewing negativity and complaining.’”

She added, “I don’t have time for people who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.”

Berry has been taking meetings at Cannes Lions with top tech firms and marketers as she prepares to relaunch her website and social forum titled Hallewood.

The actress was spotted meeting with Snapchat executives Wednesday to discuss Hallewood, which launches next month, and on which she plans to post stories and videos, connect directly with her fans, and start a discussion on a wide variety of topics.

We agree with Halle one hundred and ten percent! If you are tired of hearing and seeing social injustices do something to end the issue. It is so easy to sit back and complain instead of actually giving a damn and putting in the work to bring about positive change. Humanity we have got to do better–MUCH BETTER!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[PHOTOS] FX (@FXNetworks) Screens “Snowfall” (@SnowfallFX) in Atlanta w/ John Singleton And Cast!

Carter Hudson, Damson Idris, John Singleton, Isaiah John, Angela Lewis, Dave Andron at fx snowfall screening in atlanta

FX’s Snowfall has to be one of the most anticipated series debuting this summer.

The series is set in Los Angeles in 1983 during the city’s first crack epidemic. The show follows the lives of several characters whose lives are intersect “Crash” style; 19-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata, CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and Luica Villanueva, the daughter of a Mexican crime boss. We promise you will fall in love with this amazing cast!

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Last night, FX Networks hosted an advance screening of the new drama series Snowfall in Atlanta. Despite the nasty rain and threatening tornado warnings, guests eagerly lined up ahead of show time in anticipation of the exclusive preview. After the screening, Yung Joc of Streetz 94.5 moderated a Q&A with co-creators John Singleton and Dave Andron along with cast members Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John and Angela Lewis.

Attendees included Jovita Moore (WSB-TV), Judge Terrinee Gundy (Municipal Court of Atlanta), Marlo Hampton (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Mary HoneyB Morrison (NY Times Best-Selling Author), Reece Odum (Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”) and Reg Rob (actor).

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We had the opportunity to catch the first episode of the series and we have to say we are already hooked! John Singleton is the master of urban dramas and action. The way this series unfurls and how its characters intersect is going to have you glued to your screen weekly. We are super happy to see Snowflake out this summer, as you know the season rarely has anything worth watching with all the bigger shows on hiatus. Check out the trailer for the Snowflake  below and tell us what you think of it in the comments section. Will you be watching? Happy viewing!

#SnowfallFX premieres Wednesday, July 5th at 10/9c on FX.

Photos by James Pray for FX Networks

[PHOTOS] Milan Christopher (@MilanChrisGordy) Goes FULL FRONTAL in Paper Magazine (@papermagazine)!

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Is it us or does Paper Magazine attempt to break the internet at least once a year? As you already know the magazine has a history of highly scandalous and risque history of nude shoots with a few of the planet’s hottest celebrities. In fact it was not too long ago when Kim Kardashian received much notoriety (a little more than her usual share) thanks to a Paper Magazine shoot where she was literally ass out!

Well now it is Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood star, Milan Christopher’s turn as he poses not only nude, but FULL FRONTAL for Paper Magazine!

Milan Christopher nude

Seeing Milan Christopher naked in front of a camera is nothing new. In fact, the most we have ever seen him clothed is during his sole season on Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood where he and now ex-boyfriend, Siir Brock, played out the rise, revelation, and downfall of their relationship in front of millions. Fast forward to today and Milan is back in action–and still single–giving “The Kidz” more life than oxygen itself!

You can check out explicit photos from Milan’s shoot with Paper Magazine on the next page. As always we must forewarn you that this is GRAPHIC CONTENT, FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

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[PHOTOS] Too Cool! Reebok Classic (@ReebokClassics) signs Machine Gun Kelly (@machinegunkelly)!

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Reebok Classic is still one of the greatest sneaker brands on the planet.

Timeless and truly “classic” the brand we have come to know and love is decades old and still going strong. However, like any brand, Reebok Classic knows it has to grow and change and that means new styles and new faces!

via Press Release

Today, Reebok Classic announces creative triple threat, Machine Gun Kelly, as one of the newest faces of the brand. 

Announcing the new partnership to his fans over his social channels (TwitterInstagram), Machine Gun Kelly is highlighting the rebirth of Reebok’s popular Club C sneaker, which has found its stylistic home on the street and is now one of the brand’s most celebrated OG silhouettes.  

Machine Gun Kelly will join the ranks of Reebok Classic’s like-minded collective of inspirational style and music trailblazers including Future, Teyana Taylor and Rae Sremmurd. Renowned for his rebellious and counter-culture oriented attitude, he is currently supporting his celebrated third studio album release, which explores amore introspective side to his persona. 

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) is definitely a good choice as the face of Reebok Classic; alongside Future, Teyana Taylor and Rae Sremmurd it is a really good look. MGK’s audience is wide and diverse. We love his music, style, swag, and he is definitely hot! We are hoping to see him work some wonders and push the brand to a whole new level.

Check out a few of pictures from his shoot below!

Thus far Reebok Classic has been applauded by its decision to use these hip-hop artists as part of its re-branding. What do you guys think of Machine Gun Kelly and Reebok Classic’s other new brand faces. Are you feeling their choices? Sound off in the comments section below. As always we love you guys!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Behind The Scenes w/ Actor/Singer Chris June!

Written By: Mark Pollard

Chris June is a young entertainer with a resume that includes some of social media’s most talked-about shows.

With an equally appealing stage presence to match, this DC area native is definitely a star on the rise and someone who is going to make waves this summer all over your social timelines. Get into this inside scoop behind the scenes with About Him and Raising Eli Actor/Singer Chris June.

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Chris June was born Chris Williams and raised in Largo, MD to a single mother. The arts embraced Chris from a young age, indulging him in creative outlets frequently. Theatre, drawing, and even designing clothes in high school were just some of his endeavors. However, it wasn’t until drama class that he’d find belongingness in his ability to embody characters. After a few years, he’d cleaned up his gift and go on to Salisbury University where he’d obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Why a degree in Psychology do you ask? June goes on to explain how he puts to use his degree through every character he portrays on television and stage.

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