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Saturday, August 13, 2011


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Judging by the fights involving Tami Roman on VH1's Basketball Wives, she's a bully who doesn't seem to have an off switch.  Is that the real Tami Roman or reality TV's faulty portrayal of her?   She doesn't deny she's prone to "go off" but  in a cover story in this month's Rolling Out magazine Roman explains she's much more than what meets the eye.

Click on the following link to read Tami's cover story in Rolling Out:

Tune-in to the "Basketball Wives" Season 3 Reunion airing in two parts on VH1:

Part 1 airs Monday, August 15 at 8 pm ET/PT

Part 2 airs Monday, August 22 at 8 pm ET/PT

Cover story by DeWayne Rogers

Photography: Kawai Matthews

Hair: Joshua Brown

Makeup: Terrell Mullin

Wardrobe: Jennifer Austin

Special Thanks to Rolling Out / Steed Media Group

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tyler TV In the Works - Lionesgate Confirms A New Network for Tyler Perry

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Lionsgate is set to launch a new network with Tyler Perry as the acnhor.

“Tyler is one of those rare resources that one could launch a channel with. We have a lot of options if we choose to go down that path,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said.

The company si still exploring the possibilities but Feltheimer said On how a Tyler Perry Lionsgate could buy and rebrand a not-fully distributed channel, or pursue a “nesting strategy” with a channel it already has, including TV Guide.
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Celebrity Co-Chairs Announced for Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

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Top Entertainers Join VIP Participants to Celebrate the Dream

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Jr., George Lucas, Jamie Foxx and Clarence Avant will serve as celebrity co-chairs for the Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. next month. The Memorial, the first on the National Mall to honor a man of peace, hope, and color, will be dedicated on August 28 in a West Potomac Park ceremony on the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

Members of the King Family, civil rights leaders including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andy Young, Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Reverend Joseph Lowery, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will play a role in several events in the nation’s capital to celebrate the Memorial’s dedication August 24 through 28. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, General Colin Powell, Tom Brokaw, Maya Angelou, Alpha Phi Alpha General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., Tommy Hilfiger, General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, leaders of the faith-based community and more will participate in Dedication Week events. President Barack Obama will deliver remarks during the August 28 Dedication Ceremony.

“We deeply appreciate the support of Stevie, Aretha, Berry, George, Jamie, and Clarence, leaders from the entertainment community, who believe in and portray Dr. King’s universal messages of democracy, hope, justice, and love,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. “The Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has been long-awaited, and people from around the world are coming to experience this tremendous, historic moment. We are excited to welcome them all.”

The General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet will serve as the Dedication Chair and Dedication Co-Chair is The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. Dedication Vice Chairs include Aetna, Boeing, BP, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, GE McDonalds, Travelers, and Wal-Mart Stores.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be dedicated on August 28 at 11 a.m. A pre-dedication program will commence at 8:45 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow the ceremony. Dedication Week events include:
· Honoring Global Leaders for Peace International Salute Gala: In celebration of Dr. King’s quest for worldwide equality and peace and in tribute to international leaders who share that commitment.

· Honoring Past, Present Future Pioneers Civil Rights Pioneers Luncheon: In recognition of those who dared to stand with Dr. King, those who dare to stand for the dream today, and those who dare future generations to continue to stand for social justice and equality.

· Partners in the Dream Public Expo: Information booths, performances, and a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., free and open to the public.

· The Message in the Music Concert of Civil Rights Era Music: Entertainment artists will perform legendary sounds of the Civil Rights Movement inspiring hope, strength, and change.

· Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon Honoring Women Civil Rights Leaders: Honoring the women of the Civil Rights Movement whose legacy of strength and dignity continues to inspire hope and special tribute to Coretta Scott King.

· Interfaith Prayer Service: In recognition of faith as a guiding source for Dr. King’s mission, life, and legacy.

· Dream Keepers Encouraging Future Leaders Youth Symposium: Afternoon forum inspiring youth to spread Dr. King’s universal, timeless messages and to live to their potential.

· The Celebration Dream Gala: A gala salute and momentous celebration honoring those whose support has made the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial a reality.

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Veronica Petrucci partners with Vicki Mack Lataillade and Central South Distribution

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(Veronica and Vickie Mac Latillade seated center, L-R)

Lataillade Entertainment and Veronica Petrucci have entered into an exclusive joint venture deal with her label, Latin Soul Entertainment. The first project to come from this venture is "Made it Out Alive" which will be distributed by Central South Distribution to arrive in stores early 2012. Veronica, who wrote or co-wrote all the songs for this new project, has also entered into an exclusive deal with LillyMack and EMI Publishing.

Vicki Mack Lataillade, who is considered one of the most powerful women in Gospel music and has broken artists such as Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr and Trin-i-tee 5:7 says, "I have loved Veronica since Angelo and Veronica 'back in the day'. A cross between Celine Dion and Yolanda Adams, Veronica is a phenomenal talent and a voice to be reckoned with! She is truly one of our great female vocalists! I have wanted to work with Veronica for such a long time and the time has now come!"

Puerto Rican born, Veronica Petrucci is most known by 3-time Dove award winning husband and wife team, Angelo and Veronica. This will be the first official solo release for this bilingual artist, who will also include two bonus Spanish tracks, exclusively for Walmart stores on the Latin Soul label. Veronica says, "This album is based on my life and personal testimony. I believe all my years in ministry have all led up to the creation of this album. This is the most powerful music I have ever done which includes everything from traditional gospel, urban, Latin and pop music. As God has so changed my life, my goal is for this music to change the lives of others. I am so excited to be working with a visionary such as Vicki Mack Lataillade!" Veronica also plans to release her first book alongside with the album similarly titled, "How I Made it Out Alive". Veronica, who also leads worship at Life International Church, already sings and speaks across the country and has a ministry called A Voice for Women which is dedicated to empower, encourage and edify women. She is endorsed by a Nashville-based company, Equation Audio, who is designing custom microphones especially for her.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Montell Jordan Says Goodbye to R&B and Hello to Ministry (NEW VIDEO)

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Last August Montell "This Is How We Do It" Jordan tweeted that he was giving up R&B and becoming a minister.  Now a worship pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia, Jordan recently released a video for "Shake Heaven."  The upbeat, techno driven song ponders what praise and worship in heaven may be like.  Watch the video . . .

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