[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!

yung joc and john singleton at snowflake screening in atlanta

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).

fx snowflake atlanta screening

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/RECAP] The Turn Up! ATL Stars Turn Out for “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” Premiere!

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Tiny and Zonnique at Growing Up Hip-Hop Atlanta screening

Last night, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta premiere of its new series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.”

Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow WowShaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).
Brandon Barnes, Tammy Rivera, and Waka Flocka
The cast was in attendance along with their famous parents Jermaine Dupri, Toya Wright, Tiny Harris, Debra Antney and DJ Hurricane. Additional VIPs included Da Brat, Waka Flocka Flame, Datari Turner (producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Tammy Rivera, Tommie Lee, Karlie Redd, Bambi, Karen King, Melissa Scott and Erica Dixon; Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Mama June and daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (“From Not to Hot”); Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Genise Shelton (“Married to Medicine”); Stevie Baggs, Jr (“Match Made In Heaven”), Shanell (Young Money artist), Princess (formerly of Crime Mob) and many more.

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Cynthia Bailey (@CynthiaBailey10) Joins Dr. John Lipman (@FibroidFreedom) for “Freedom From Fibroids” Documentary

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Cynthia Bailey & Dr. John Lipman

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.

Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Kwanza Hall

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.

Dr. John Lipman Cynthia Bailey and Documentary Cast

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

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[PHOTOS/EVENT RECAP] Signal 23 TV’s “About Him Season 2: The Revolution” Premiere Party!

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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.

The Series


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

[EVENT RECAP] K. Michelle (@kmichelle) Debuts Signature Jack Daniels’ (@JackDaniels_US) “Southern Peach” Drink!

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        Last night the true talent and beauty that is K.Michelle debuted her new drink for Jack Daniels.

K.Michelle poses in front of drink ad

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.

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‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Justice League’ & ‘Aquaman’ Fans Get Special Sneak Peeks at CinemaCon

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”.

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Ben Affleck suited up as Batman

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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[EVENT RECAP] “Greenleaf” Season 2 Premiere Party!

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 13: Actress Merle Dandridge attends "Greenleaf" Season 2 Premiere Party at W Atlanta Midtown on March 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network celebrated the second season of the hit series “Greenleaf” with a screening and after-party in Atlanta.

Over 200 local influencers previewed the premiere episode at SCADShow and were then treated to a lively post-screening reception at the W Atlanta Midtown.
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ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 13: A general view of “Greenleaf” Season 2 Premiere Party at W Atlanta Midtown on March 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Attending from the cast were Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge, Deborah Joy Winans, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, GregAlan Williams, Desiree Ross, Lovie Simone, T.C. Carson, Parnell Damone Marcano, Jason Dirden, Julian Brittano and “Greenleaf” executive producer Clement Virgo.

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