Esteemed female professionals recently convened for the official premiere of the documentary Freedom from Fibroids, featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, Former TV Anchor and current Radio & TV host Monica Pearson, and John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.
Guests enjoyed red carpet arrivals, an intimate reception with trumpeter Melvin M. Miller, catering by Akoma Events, special giveaways and a post-screening meet-and-greet with Cynthia Bailey. Atlanta Mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall and Atlanta City Council candidate Erika Y. Mitchell attended to support Fibroid Awareness as well.
The Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Millard J. Collier kept the show lively with his dynamic style. Peter Morrison, theatre manager and magician extraordinaire, provided production support for the event. Cast members in attendance included Wayne & Gwen Tyler, Constance Barnett, Carmen McKever, Cie Cie, Wilson-McGhee, Robie West and Lauren Hawkins. Presented by the Atlanta Fibroid Center and narrated by Monica Pearson, the documentary explored the journey of Cynthia Bailey and other patients who suffered from fibroids and did not want surgery. Surgery was the only option given to these women until they found Dr. Lipman and the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure.
As a community awareness effort, Dr. Lipman created the documentary to educate women on the non-surgical treatment for fibroids. UFE treats the symptoms of fibroids, for example, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. UFE avoids all of the surgical risks and long recovery and allows women to keep their uterus. Immediately following the screening, Dr. Lipman moderated a Q&A segment with the audience to further discuss fibroids and their treatment. Dr. Lipman began offering UFE as a fibroid treatment over 20 years ago. He is considered the world’s most experienced UFE physician, with over 6,000 procedures performed, and is well-known throughout the Georgia medical community for his work with fibroid sufferers and UFE.
Dr. Lipman is a respected UFE expert who is often called upon to provide commentary on uterine fibroids and UFE on major television networks. The global medical community recognizes his expertise and personalized care by referring him patients from throughout the US and abroad. To learn more about the Atlanta Fibroid Center, please visit Dr. Lipman at http://ATLii.com. To view the documentary, please visit http://FibroidFilm.com.
Written By: Martel Sharpe
It has been a wild ride as we counted down twenty-three long days to the season premiere of Signal 23 TV’s About Him Season 2: The Revolution!
Well now the show is out and Sunday night we were in the mix of one amazingly poppin’ premiere party! It all went down at Atlanta’s very own Suite Food Lounge. Media sponsored by Rolling Out, The drinks were wonderful, the ambiance was positive and crazy cool, but the best part was meeting the amazing cast of this highly anticipated web series! Yep, our boy Gary Lavard is back as the face of About Him in a new role, with a set of new and familiar faces to tackle homophobia, isolation, and true love against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic of the eighties.
As you recall, the new season of the series on the network will not be a continuation of the first season. Gary Lavard is now “Dustin,” a gay college student hopelessly in love with campus hottie, “Armani” (Chris June). For Dustin it is love at first sight and he wants nothing more than to be with his dream boy, but is haunted by memories of homophobia and his own painful lessons in what it means to be Black and gay in this time period. Dustin is inquisitive and hopeful, but like so many gay men has filled his emptiness and pain with man after man. He prays Armani is the one. His prospects finally seem to be looking better when he finds himself in an African-American Studies class with Armani and the two reluctantly hit it off–with a little nudge from his best female friend (or friend-girl, as The Kidz like to say).
The budding couple’s pleasure is soon tainted by pain, however, when while trying to hook up they witness a hate crime so graphic and vile you will feel your heart wrenching. For Dustin love will always be “About Him,” but he may soon learn everything comes with a price and sometimes with a fight. Let The Revolution begin…
We have to say this is by far the best web series we have yet to see. It was worth the wait and anticipation. The story line’s timing is right on, especially in a renewed age of social activism. This series reminds us of darker times when being gay was deemed wrong on every level and systemic homophobia was rampant. Henderson Maddox has truly outdone himself with this piece of work. Be sure you subscribe to Signal 23 TV’s Vimeo to catch the first two episodes now by clicking here! Happy viewing!
The Premiere Party
Our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning was on location to check out the premiere party and screening and the web stars were out in full effect. Gary Lavard, Valerie Payton, Sherrod Willis, Rion Deshon, Darius Lavale, and Zahir Roberts along with newbies, Corey Thompson, Levi Erik, Danny Rowe, Jaquay Wilkerson, Thomas Mackey, and Toni Bernard were all there in full effect! Check out some of the pictures below!
Photo Credits: Henderson Maddox, Sr. of Madd Studios
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning
Last night the true talent and beauty that is K.Michelle debuted her new drink for Jack Daniels.
Cleverly titled Southern Peach, the drink marks the first time its’ history to feature an African American as the face for their upcoming flavor. Never the one to be low-key, the R&B songstress decided to hold her event at the illustrious Opera Nightclub in downtown Atlanta. This being my first event for HeyMikeyATL, I couldn’t contain my excitement as I and Kontrol Magazine’s new brand coordinator Chanel Scales made our way to the venue. The place was packed wall to wall with K.Michelle fans vying for a chance to get a peek at the petite star as well as to taste the drink of the hour.
#AboutLastNight! The cast of The Get Down “got down” at the premiere party for Part 2 of their hit series!
It all went down at Irving Plaza and from the looks of it most of the cast showed up casket sharp and sexy! Check out a few of the photos from the magical night below.
The Get Down is undoubtedly one of Netflix’s hottest series and we are more than happy to see it back.
Recently we attended a private screening and saw the first episode of Part 2 (Check out the shoes they gave us afterwards below!). The Get Down picks up with Zeke and Mylene making moves towards their dreams. Zeke, Shaolin Fantastic (Shao), and The Kipling Brothers (Ra-Ra, Boo-Boo, and Dizzie) AKA “The Fantastic Four + 1” perform at small club, that Shao uses in part as a front to push drugs. The group seems to be destabilizing as Ra-Ra and Zeke disagree with Shao’s mishandling of the profits and how he makes money.
Meanwhile, Mylene and her girls perform on television her latest hit single, Jesus Christ. She experiences mounting pressure from her family to remain wholesome, her uncle to push his political agenda, and her record label to promote their name and be sexy. Her own voice is seemingly lost in the shuffle and her budding relationship with Zeke is already threatened when she does not acknowledge their relationship in an interview. Drama, music, love, fame, failure, and the grind! The Get Down is back with five new episodes and that means it is time for a binge watch! Check back here for a review soon!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning
For entertainment and cinema buffs, CinemaCon is a coveted annual event and for those who ventured out to Caesar’s Palace, the wait was definitely worth while. The packed house of film lovers all got treated to special sneak peeks of the upcoming films, “Justice League”, “Aquaman” and of course, “Wonder Woman”.
When it comes to celebrating one celebrity’s birthday is definitely worth the hype–Happy Belated Birthday Laz Alonso!
On Saturday March 25th Hollywood star Laz Alonso celebrated his birthday with Rémy Martin and Culture Creators at Vandal NYC. Laz’s close celebrity friends and family enjoyed a private dinner and custom cocktails by Rémy Martin. Guests included Regina King, Josh Lucas, AJ Calloway, Yandy Smith.
Check out some of the pictures from the event below:
Laz is definitely one of Hollywood’s rising leading men. We are definitely looking forward to seeing more of Laz this year in two new films, If and Stranded. 2017 may very well be his year! Happy birthday again Laz!
Check out a video from his amazing party below! Remy Martin really knows how to party!