2016 Academy Awards Winner’s Circle!

With so much controversy surrounding this year’s Academy Awards, many wondered how the whole thing would play out. While many African-American actors and elite chose to sit this event out seeing as how there were no African-American nominees in any category, there were some who chose to show up and let their voice be heard. Actors like Kerry Washington of Scandal, The View host Whoopi Goldberg and even Kevin Hart and Dave Chappel showed up to the illustrious Hollywood event.

Comedian Chris Rock who hosted this year’s event wasted no time in addressing the controversy and lack of diversity at the Oscars with his opening monologue. Chris touched on the pressure he received to quit his hosting job, how to increase black nominees by creating “black categories,” and what type of racism exists in Hollywood.

The Oscars

Chris took a little jab at Jada Pinkett Smith, but everyone was fair game in the Oscar host’s monologue… even himself! Here are three funny lines (courtesy of oscar.go.com) Chris dished out in just the first two minutes on stage:

  1. “You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job!”
  2. “The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart.”
  3. “It’s the 88th Academy Awards which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times.”

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 Fashion RecapThe 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 Fashion Recap

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Last Night the 88th annual Academy Awards taken place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was one of the most talked about celebrity events of the year thus far. The evening not only gave viewers and fans at home an entertaining night on social media thanks to host and comedian Chris Rock with his many skits and jokes. But the night also gave viewers and fans great red carpet fashion to talk about. See some of the red carpet fashion and looks from last night down below.

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Source Confirms the Sex of Tiny (@TinyMajorMama) and T.I.’s (@Tip) Baby!

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Although T.I. and Tiny already have two daughters—each from a previous relationship—they don’t have a biological daughter together. Well that’s all history now because the gender of their new bundle of joy has been confirmed; and it’s a little girl.

Tiny baby bump

Baby girl will bring the Harris children total to seven. The couple already share two sons together, Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III and Major Philant Harris – while Tiny has daughter Zonnique Pullins from a previous relationship and T.I. also has two sons, Messiah Ya’ Majesty Harris and Domani Uriah Harris, and daughter, Deyjah Imani Harris – also from previous relationships.

Baby girl Harris is due on April 20th. Congratulations are in order for the entire Harris clan, Baby Girl will be born into hip hop royalty and rightfully so.

I wonder if she’ll grow up and join the family hustle of entertainment or if she’ll be a little diva like her big sisters Deyjah and Zonnique. Join the conversation below and give baby name suggestions for the expecting couple.

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Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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Great Story, Horrible Casting–“Gods of Egypt” (@GodsofEgypt) is a Cinematic Conundrum!

The controversial Gods of Egypt has a story made of legends. Enter ancient Egypt, a seeming oasis  in the desert thanks to the Nile River and divine protection of the sun god, Ra. Egypt is ruled by  the just god, Osiris, Ra’s son, whereas the stinging desert is ruled by Set (Gerard Butler), another of Ra’s sons.

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The time has come for Osiris to abdicate his throne and crown his son, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the god of the sky and air as ruler. Horus’s coronation is attended by all the gods and celebrated by all their worshipers. However, things take a turn for the worst when Set and his army arrive and take the throne by force. Set kills Osiris and then brutally beats Horus, plunging Egypt into dark days where the mortal populace is enslaved to reshape the nation in his image. All hope seems lost until a mortal man, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), determined to save the woman he loves allies himself with a broken Horus to save not only Egypt, but creation itself.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “Unexpected Visitors”

Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots begins with Candace and Erica finishing their beat down of Ms. DeLong. She reveals she was in league with Oscar to steal Candace’s money and was paid $25K to to help him. Candace demands she pay her the money back and then demands to know Oscar’s whereabouts and that she get custody of her son back to her. Ms. DeLong tells her she has already spent the money and begs Candace not to tell anyone. Candace demands she give her $100K instead and threatens to kill her if she does not. Ms. DeLong leaves, promising to get her the money. At the office, Oscar reveals that Maggie knew of Veronica’s affair with Benny. David tells her that she should not have lied and wants nothing to do with her. He also tells Oscar to reroute all of the calls at Benny’s tow yard to another company.

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“Summer Fever!” The Nate Hutson Fashion Show Recap

Nate Hutson Spring Collection Photo Cred| Lorenco Wallace

Fashion designerNate Hutson, is certainly not an unknown name. Hutson has previously done work for Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, and many more.

This past weekend we had the treat of seeing Nate Hutson showcase his Spring 2016 Collection in Atlanta, Georgia. The clothing line sported a variation of colors; from warmer tones to represent the summer sun, and dark one to exemplify those fun summer nights!

Nate Hutson Spring Line Photo Cred: Lorenco Wallace

Nate Hutson Spring Line
Photo Cred: Lorenco Wallace

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T.I. (@Tip) Signs Deal with Roc Nation + Becomes Co-Owner of Tidal (@TIDALHiFi)

When it comes to having ‘big thangs poppin’, rapper T.I. is the man to call and it looks as if a round of celebratory congratulations is in order for this ATL native. He has just inked a brand new distribution deal with Roc Nation and he’s also become the latest artist to sign on as co-owner of the growing TIDAL family.

T.I. left the major-label circuit shortly after the release of his ninth studio album “Paperwork” back in 2014 via Columbia Records but he has found a new place to call home over at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

via Billboard

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Ahead of his pop-up performance at Greenbriar Mall in his hometown of Atlanta on Monday night (Feb. 22), Tip announced he has signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation for his upcoming album, ‘Dime Trap’, and joins the growing list of artists who are co-owners of Tidal. Signs pointed to T.I.’s Tidal deal last week, when he announced that Monday’s pop-up show would be live-streamed on the service as part of the company’s Tidal X concert series. At the same time, he released his new single from the album, Money Talk, exclusively on the service. As the latest artist co-owner, Tip joins the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher and more who have stakes in the service and appeared onstage at its launch event last March; Lil Wayne came onboard last June.

“Dime Trap” will be T.I.’s first album released without a major label backing him, though Roc Nation is itself distributed through Universal Music Group. After poor sales of his 2001 debut I’m Serious, T.I. was dropped from Arista Records and signed to Atlantic, where he released 2003’s Trap Muzik and his next six albums culminating with 2012’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head before leaving for Columbia. He’s spoken about returning to the Trap Muzik sound on his forthcoming LP, due out this year on his Grand Hustle Records label.

Congratulations TIP!

Tidal artists

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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