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Celebs Hit the Carpet for L.A. Premiere of ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE 2′

April 17, 2014 Leave a comment

CELEBS HIT THE CARPET FOR

L.A. PREMIERE OF ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE 2′

The Cast (and friends) ofA Haunted House 2′ attend the L.A. premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

 

(LOS ANGELES) April 17, 2014- Last night, Hollywood hit the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of Open Road Films’ A Haunted House 2.  Cast members Marlon WayansJamie Pressly, Affion Crockett, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, and Gabriel Iglesias turned out in style at Regal Cinema L.A. Live to celebrate the release of the film which opens tomorrow.  Special guests in attendance were singer/actress BrandyLisa Raye, Damien Wayans, Omar Epps, Floyd Mayweather, Dawn Richards, Neyo, Shar Jackson, Brely Evans, comedians Niecy Nash and Mike Epps. Written and produced by Wayans, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit that spoofs the latest supernatural horror movie franchises.
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Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested w/ French Montana and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested with French Montana

and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Smoke DZA on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv

Smoke DZA on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv

On Friday, April 11, 2014, rapper Smoke DZA stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES[Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra Tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Smoke Dza.

Smoke DZA told a story about how he got arrested outside of Funk Flex’s tunnel party and ended up in the same jail as French Montana, Chinx, and others. Cipha Sounds said, “Since the show is getting so popular I like to use it as a vehicle to showcase underground artists. Smoke dza always has funny stories.”

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Soca Star Farmer Nappy Launches New Album ‘Big People Party’ in New York City

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

SOCA STAR FARMER NAPPY
LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM
BIG PEOPLE PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY

Cover Art

April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry officially launched his new album Big People Party to a full-capacity crowd at legendary New York City concert venue Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), on April 13, 2014. His third, full-length studio effortBig People Party was released worldwide in stores and online on February 25, 2014 from FOX FUSE, but since it was in the midst of Trinidad’s Carnival season, Farmer was only now able to journey to the media capital of the world, New York City, to promote his new album to media and fans there. Presenting a soca showcase and a free event at that, Farmer breaks new ground for soca music and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, as he takes full aim at exposing soca to the masses and capturing his spot in the limelight, in the North American market. Read more…

Oprah Winfrey Speaks with Pharrell Williams on “Oprah Prime” This Sunday @ 9pm ET/PT on OWN

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

PHARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS

OPRAH WINFREY ON “OPRAH PRIME”

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13 AT 9PM ET/PT ON OWN

Oprah Winfrey with Pharrell Williams

Photo Credit: Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns

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(NEW YORK) April 12, 2014- Oprah meets up with seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in music today. On the heels of his chart topping #1 hit “Happy,” which also received an Oscar nomination for “Despicable Me 2,” Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album “G I R L,” his rise to fame and how his creative vision has propelled him to music superstardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Williams and fatherhood. Read more…

NYC’s Fashion Elite Gather for the Premiere of OWN’s “Love in the City;” “For Better or Worse” Tonight @ 9pm

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

NYC’s FASHION ELITE GATHER FOR THE PREMIERE OF OWN’s ‘LOVE IN THE CITY’

 

The cast of ‘Love in the City’ and Bethann Hardison are all smiles at the Mondrian Soho in New York

(NEW YORK) April 9, 2014 - Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah WrightBershan ShawChenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including legendary model and fashion activist Bethann HardisonChef Roble, model Sessilee Lopez, Elle Varner (recording artist), Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club”), fashion designer Samantha Black, Marvet BrittoUrsula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (Bergdorf Goodman), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Channing Hargrove (Glam Media), Nicole Chapoteau (Allure), Rajni Jacques (Glamour), Nikki Ogunnaike (Glamour.com),  Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com), Marielle Bobo and Ericka Goodman (Ebony), Monique Taylor (The Wendy Show), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas (“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Charreah Jackson (Essence), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature) Rae Holliday (Stuff Fly People Like) and Tai Beauchamp. Also in attendance were “Love in the City” producers Rob Lee and D’Angela Proctor from Core Media as well as OWN reps Jessica Boyer and Terry Danuser. Read more…

Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

April 8, 2014 1 comment

Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via 

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv   

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Take it Personal ft Mr. Vegas

New York, NY, April 8, 2014-  On Friday, April 4, 2014, reggae and dancehall artist Mr. Vegas stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Mr. Vegas.

 

During the set, Mr. Vegas shared a story about his first attempt to lose his virginity that was to die for as well as his first trip to America.”Hip Hop Improv is not just for rappers. Tonight we had our first reggae artist Mr. Vegas and his stories dun di place! It doesn’t matter where you come from. Great stories are universal,” Said Cipha Sounds.

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The TMS In-Salon Tour

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

THE TEXTURE MANAGEABILITY SYSTEM

IN-SALON NATIONAL TOUR

(NEW YORK) – April 7, 2014 – The Beautiful Textures Salon Experience was a huge success! Taking over popular salons in four major cities, the brand aimed to showcase their new product, the Texture Manageability System (TMS) - an innovative new system that presents complete style freedom by allowing natural haired women to go from curly to straight and then back again. Making stops at the LW Salon in Midtown Manhattan, New York (02/09); the Drexina Nelson Salon in Atlanta (02/20); the Christian Fields Style Bar in Chicago (03/09); and The Queen’s Palace Salon in Houston (03/23) the Beautiful Textures Salon Experience was the perfect way to celebrate both women and style! Each stop welcomed guests to a delightful assortment of brunch treats and hors d’oeuvres and featured master stylist, Pam Hogan, as well as master stylist, Tasheara Neshell, who later joined the effort in Chicago. They not only applied the TMS to those attending, but also provided styling options for long-lasting wear and manageability. After they were styled, the guests, who were made up of influential beauty editors, bloggers, media personalities and tastemakers, modeled the final result and provided testimonies about the product. As a send off, they each received an exclusive gift bag chock full of TMS products and other takeaways. Read more…

VH1 Gets In The Myx At “This is Hot 97″ Premiere Party

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

VH1 GETS IN THE MYX AT  

‘THIS IS HOT 97′ NY PREMIERE PARTY 

 

(NEW YORK)March 26, 2014 – On Monday night, VH1 and Hot 97 along with Monami Entertainment, Eastern TV and Myx Fusions Moscato, premiered the first two episodes of the upcoming unscripted comedy series “This is Hot 97” at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Cast members in attendance at the “Myx & Mingle” event included Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Ebro Darden, Miss Info, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, and Laura Stylez. The evening kicked off with Cipha Sounds taking the stage to give the 350+ crowd a warm comedic welcome. He then brought comedian Brooklyn Mike onstage for a hilarious stand-up routine followed by introductory remarks from executive producer and Myx Fusions Moscato CMO Mona Scott-Young. After the viewing, attendees posed their questions to the cast and got their take on the show, which is, in the words of Ebro, “nothing like a reality show.” He maintained that the cast is like family and the show gives viewers an authentic behind-the-scenes look at their funny and lovingly dysfunctional family dynamic. Additional attendees included Mack Wilds, Jennifer Williams (“Basketball Wives”), Chef Roble and Tahiry Jose (“Love & Hip Hop NY”). Music was provided by Hot 97′s own DJ Spynfo.

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Marlon Wayans Promotes #AHauntedHouse2 @ Howard Univ & SWV Concert in D.C.

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

MARLON WAYANS STOPS IN D.C. AT HOWARD UNIV. & SWV CONCERT TO PROMOTE ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE 2′
Marlon creates his own monumental selfie moment with the communications students at Howard

(NEW YORK) – March 24, 2014 – This past weekend, actor/comedian Marlon Wayans visited Washington, DC to promote his upcoming film A Haunted House 2. On Friday, Marlon spent the day at his alma mater Howard University speaking to students and interviewing with campus media. Marlon spoke about his days at Howard and answered students’ questions about pursuing careers in film and entertainment.

Friday evening, there was a screening of A Haunted House 2 at the Regal Gallery Place followed by a Q&A with Marlon. On Saturday, Marlon surprised fans at a sold out SWV concert at Howard Theatre when he made an appearance to introduce the singing group. The crowd went wild when Marlon walked on stage after a showing of the film’s trailer.

A Haunted House 2 opens nationwide on Friday, April 18.

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Mr Vegas Party Tun Up Video Release Event

March 20, 2014 Leave a comment

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On Tuesday March 18th, Mr. Vegas was in NYC to celebrate the release of his new EDM/Dancehall video “Party Tun Up” remix featuring Sean Paul and Fat Man Scoop along with dancehall hit “Out of Road Medley” ft Mr. Vegas, Wickerman, Mr. Lexx, QQ and Famous Face, at hit club Studio XXI.

Mr. Vegas and Fat Man Scoop were in attendance interacting with the fans and engaging with press. Attendees sipped on Exculsiv Vodka while DJ Kondo, DJ Starr, and DJ FugiSlim kept the event going spinning songs from Mr. Vegas long list of hit records.

Mr. Vegas was also presented with the unlabelled award for “Most Impressive Caribbean Artist” from Fashion Bloc. Read more…

Combat Jack Shares Untold Story About Lyor Cohen via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Combat Jack Shares Untold Lyor Cohen Story via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take it Personal ft Combat Jack

New York, NY, March 18, 2014 -  On Friday, March 14th, 2014, Hip Hop personality and former Entertainment Attorney Reggie Osse AKA Combat Jack stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [ Anthony Atamanuik, Shaun Diston, Brandon Gardener, Lydia Hensler, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Combat Jack.

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Melyssa Ford Hosts Blood, Sweat & Heels Finale Viewing Party in NYC

March 17, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo melyssaford_zps692512d4.jpgSunday, March 16th, in New York City, there was a finale viewing party hosted by one of the stars of the reality series, Blood, Sweat & Heels, Melyssa Ford. The event took place at The Monarch in New York City, where Purity Vodka was being served freely to all guests invited to watch the final episode of the season. Read more…

Pink+ Dolphin Presents JMBLYA Official SXSW Takeover Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Steve Aoki

March 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Pink+ Dolphin Presents JMBLYA Official SXSW Takeover

Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Steve Aoki

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2014

PERFORMANCES BY:  Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, The Taylor Gang, Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, Berner, Tuki Carter, Courtney Noelle, Sage the Gemini, IAMSU!, G-Eazy, Tory Lanez, Vic Mensa, Mack Wilds, Keys N Krates, Dillon Cooper, LoudPVCK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2014

Thousands of fans lined up outside of the Austin Music Hall on Thursday, March 13, 2014 to witness the first night of DNES Marketing’s three-part SXSW Takeover, JMBLYA presented by global, streetwear brand, Pink + Dolphin. Co-headliner Steve Aoki drove the crowd into a frenzy with an hour-long, interactive set complete with crowd rafting and his signature cake hurdling. The world renowned DJ took the concept of crowd surfing to a whole new level, riding an air mattress on fans. Headlining act Wiz Khalifa and the Taylor Gang, Chevy Woods, Courtney Noelle, Tuki Carter, Ty Dolla $ign and Berner brought the house party experience to the stage, rife with expected party favors and high energy. Amber Rose shared a kiss with Wiz and Ty Dolla $ign performed his club hit “Paranoid.”  The first night of SWSX Takeover ended on a very high note.

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2014 SESAC Christian Music Awards

March 6, 2014 Leave a comment

SESAC CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS BESTOW TOP HONORS ON JASON INGRAM

Sony ATV/Timber Publishing Wins Publisher Of The Year Award

 

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Pictured (left to right): SESAC’s Trevor Gale & John Mullins, Ingram & SESAC’s Tim Fink.

NASHVILLE – March 5, 2014 - SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, named Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as SESAC’s Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held at the elegant Hillwood Country Club in Nashville. Sony/ATV Timber Publishing was named SESAC’s Christian Music Publisher of the Year. The awards recognize activity for songwriters and publishers in 2013.

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Vado Tells How Check-Cashing Scheme Went Wrong via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

February 28, 2014 1 comment

 

Vado Tells How Check-Cashing Scheme Went Wrong via 

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv   

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
 
Take it Personal

New York, NY, February 26, 2014 – On Friday, February 21, 2014 NYC Harlem rapper Vado stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES  reenacted stories originally told by Vado.

During the show, Vado tells an unforgettable story of how he would have gotten away with a check-cashing scheme if he hadn’t fallen asleep outside of the store. “My brother Vado came through and did exactly what I asked him to do…told some dope real life truthful stories, and let down his rapper guard, and really talked about himself,” said Cipha Sounds.        

 

Music was provided by DJ Drewski of Hot 97 and Sirius XM. Special guests included Keith Nelson (AllHipHop.com), Jakk Doe (JakkDoe.com), Dominican Drew (Hot 97), Techie (XXL), Willy Dope and Gif (Par-City), and more. TAKE IT PERSONAL will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.    

  

Reserve your seats now for February 28th with Steve Lobel. The show always sells out!  Read more…

Marlon Wayans, Beautiful Textures & More At Bronner Bros Hair Show

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

CELEBS TAKE OVER
STRENGTH OF NATURE BOOTH AT
BRONNER BROS. HAIR SHOW
Actor Marlon Wayans, master stylist Pam Hogan and the Beautiful Textures Girls.

 

(ATLANTA) – February 25, 2014 – Various celebrities and hair brands descended upon Atlanta this weekend to participate in the annual Mid-Winter Bronner Bros. Hair Show. Actor/comedian Marlon Wayans, R&B singer Bobby Valentino, So So Def’s Dondria and singer/”R&B Divas Atlanta” star Latavia Roberson all stopped by the Strength of Nature booth to get a glimpse of their newest product, the Beautiful Textures Reversible™ Straightening Texture Manageability™ System.

 

In town promoting his upcoming horror spoof A Haunted House 2, Marlon spent the day at the Bronner Hair Show yesterday participating in an autograph-signing, doing interviews at the UPSCALE booth and touring the exhibit hall floor. The writer/producer ended his day at Twelve Atlantic Station at a press reception where over 80 journalists grilled the funnyman on the Oscars, his family legacy and what viewers can expect from A Haunted House 2 (in theaters April 18).

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Beautiful Textures at NYFW

February 19, 2014 1 comment

STRENGTH OF NATURE’S
BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES AT NYFW
Angela Simmons with uncle and music mogul, Russel Simmons

 

(New York) – February 19, 2014 – Fashion Week in New York City has come to a close and Strength of Nature, LLC – the maker of African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Mega Growth, Elasta QP, Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Proline - concluded a week filled of fun and fashionable events where Beautiful Textures was front and center on the runway and in the hands of today’s media influencers and tastemakers.

 

On Tuesday, February 10th Angela Simmons presented a show that featured models wearing designers from a multitude of backgrounds which are sold on her e-commerce site Angela I Am. Guests were able to take photos in front of the Beautiful Textures banner as a representative talked Beautiful Textures products while they snapped pictures with the products. The presentation entitled “Electric Daze” did not disappoint. With neon lights being at the center of it all, celebrities such as Russell Simmons, Zendaya Coleman, Adrienne Baillon, Ashanti, Yandy Smith, Big Ang, Juelz Santana, Ariane Davis, Jermaine Dupri, Diggy Simmons and Bow Wow made appearances and left the event with a Sugar Factory gift bag filled with Beautiful Textures products.

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N.O.R.E, Ja Rule, and Chris Rivers Pay Tribute to Big Pun via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

 

N.O.R.E., Ja Rule, and Chris Rivers Pay Tribute
to Big Pun via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take it Personal

New York, NY, February 12th, 2014 – On Friday, February 7th, 2014 NYC native rappers Ja Rule and N.O.R.E along with Chris Rivers (Rapper and son of Big Pun) stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [Jon gabrus (MTV's Guy Code and Wild n Out), Natasha Rothwell (Wild N Out), Abra Tabak, Shaun Diston, Christian Capozzoli and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by both Ja Rule & N.O.R.E. Read more…

Face The Sweet NY Fashion Week Event Recap

February 11, 2014 1 comment

Face The Sweet Recap

Written by Nathan James & Ernest Jackson
Photos provided by MODERN Photographix & MNS Media
 
When winter rolls into the Big Apple, and the snowdrifts pile high against the skyscrapers and along the boulevards, there comes a very special seven days in February, when the city warns up to the hottest new styles, worn by the most dazzling models in the world.  It’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW), when all of Manhattan becomes one big runway.  This celebration of the clothier’s art encompasses garments made to fit people of every dimension, and the gorgeous, curvy ladies of plus-size fashiondom are no exception.  Full Blossom Magazine, a leading industry journal devoted to plus-size women and their admirers, held a major runway pageant in Midtown on February 9. Read more…

Beniton Single Release Party with Special Guest Kranium

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Beniton ‘the Menace’, treated fans and media to a taste of his music, having his single release party for “Baby Girl (F.Y.E.O)” at Preserve 24 in NYC. Jack Thriller of JackThriller.com hosted the event while DJ Fugi Slim entertained the crowd with Beniton’s single and other songs from his upcoming EP.

In attendance were Konvict Music A&R’s as well as Kranium, fellow Reggae artist from Queens, who is also blazing the Reggae charts at this time. The audience responded well to “Baby Girl“, singing and dancing along as it played throughout the event. There’s many more to come from this International performer. Look out for his single “Baby Girl” and also check out “Wiggle Up ya Body” two great songs from one of the best Reggae artists out now, Beniton ‘the Menace’, and if you don’t know, just Google him and check out his impressive body of work!!

NFL Star PLAXICO BURRESS Hosts Pre-Super Bowl Gala

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Last week in New York City, NFL star and Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver PLAXICO BURRESS hosted a Pre-Super Bowl Gala, held at the Carlton Hotel.
Notables who attended included: Plaxico’s wife TIFFANY BURRESS (in Dolce & Gabbana), Brooklyn Nets star ALAN ANDERSONAmerica’s Next Top Model’s EUGENA WASHINGTON, Former NBA player MATEEN CLEAVES, Stylist PHILLIP BLOCH, Chef Roblé & Co star ARTIE THOMPSON, Host of Bravo’s Fashion Queens BEVY SMITH, Dominican Republic Ambassador Francis Lorenzo,  Supermodel Anderson Noel
 
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BET NETWORK’S MUSIC MATTERS’ SHOWCASE: GRAMMY EDITION 2014

January 31, 2014 Leave a comment

BET NETWORK’S MUSIC MATTERS’ SHOWCASE: 

THE GRAMMY®EDITION 2014

FEATURING PJ MORTON, MACK WILDS, MALI MUSIC, ADRIAN MARCEL

BET Music Matters Celebrating True Talent 

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On Friday, January 24, 2014 BET’s Music Matters was in Los Angeles for the “BET Music Matters Showcase: The GRAMMY Edition 2014.” Hosted at the stunning headquarters of Creative Arts Agency, a packed audience of real music lovers witnessed four amazing musicians on the cusp of stardom.  With the beautiful LA skyline as a backdrop, BET Music Matters artistes Adrian Marcel, Mali Music, Mack Wilds and PJ Morton all took to the stage and gave patrons a night of unforgettable performances.

Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne & Nicky Minaj Encounter via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne and Nicky Minaj Encounter via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Vinny Guadagnino and Cipha Sounds

New York, NY, January 29th, 2014 – On Friday, January  24th, 2014 resident shore man Vinny Guadagnino, of MTV‘s hit show Jersey Shore as well as the star of The Show With Vinny, stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston and Cipha Sounds) whom reenacted stories originally told by Vinny Guadagnino.

 

During the show, the actor/ reality star shared with audiences, how his first interviewee on The Show With Vinny came to be none other than Young Money frontman, Lil Wayne after his stint in Rikers, and what it was like to have the native New Orleans rapper at his home in Staten Island, along with his entourage in tow as Vinny’s mother laid out a massive Italian style spread for visitors. During the set, Vinny references Weezy’s weird fascination with the Guadagnino family’s pet Parrot, and his short lived career as a “Freestyle King” in High school. Cipha Sounds said, “It was great to have Vinny come out and tell us what life after Jersey Shore for him has been like.”

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VIPs Gather in Miami for Beautiful Textures “Ultimate Beauty Getaway”

January 27, 2014 2 comments

VIPs GATHER IN MIAMI FOR
BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES
“ULTIMATE BEAUTY GETAWAY”
A bevy of influential beauties convened at Dream South Beach in Miami

 

(MIAMI) – January 27, 2014 – Yesterday, Strength of Nature, LLC – the maker of African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Mega Growth, ElastaQP, Soft & Beautiful, TCB, and Proline – concluded a luxurious weekend of fun and fabulousity with 35 hair and beauty editors at Dream South Beach in Miami for the Beautiful TexturesUltimate Beauty Getaway.” Attendees included designer/TV personality Angela Simmons along with reps from EBONY, Glamour.com, iTunesTheYBF.com, Madame Noire, Hello Beautiful, JUICY, Haircrush, Curlbox and more.

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Slowbucks’ S.B.O.E. Share Personal Stories via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

January 27, 2014 1 comment

 

Slowbucks’ S.B.O.E. Share Personal Stories via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
SBOE, Cipha Sounds, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Comedy Cenral
New York, NY, January 22, 2014 – On Friday, January 17th, 2014 Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E, Queens based rappers and CEO of clothing company Slowbucks were featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show - TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and  Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Gardner, Natasha Rothwell, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (from new Comedy Central show Broad City) and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories originally told by Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E.

During the show, SlowBucks and S.B.O.E shared stories about other members of their team and their many experiences of owning a military tank which apparently they drive around NYC! Cipha Sounds said, “Laughter is universal, and my goal is to bring all types of people together to enjoy a great show. Two girls with a new show on Comedy Central called ‘Broad City” mixed with Queens based hustlers Slow Bucks/S.B.O.E makes for some great comedy. The whole spectrum is covered at The Take It  Personal show.”

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Covergirl Rosa Acosta Celebrates In That Dress!

January 20, 2014 1 comment

ROSA ACOSTA CELEBRATES NEW KING MAGAZINE COVER WITH PARTY IN HOLLWOOD

 

 HOLLYWOOD, CA (Jan. 18, 2014) – Rosa Acosta, one of the industry’s most sought after urban models and personalities, celebrated her coveted new cover of KING Magazine’s Collector’s Edition inside club Playhouse in Hollywood. Surrounded by a slew of beautiful women, Rosa partied alongside NFL Star DeSean Jackson, Freddie Gibbs, Jessica Rich, Designer Geebin and XXL Magazine’s newly crowned “Eye Candy of the Year,” Tokyo Luv Yen. Read more…

WIZ KHALIFA, KHLOE KARDASHIAN THE GAME, TOKYO YEN, TY DOLLA $IGN, | CELEBRATE

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

WIZ KHALIFA, THE GAME, TOKYO YEN, TY DOLLA $IGN, KHLOE KARDASHIAN, SOMAYA REECE, KID RED, CRYSTAL RENAY AND ERIC BELLINGER TURN HOLLYWOOD OUT AT THE XXL EYECANDY OF THE YEAR

DREAM AT TRU CELEBRATION

 

The bevy of celebrity hosts kept the party poppin inside Tru Hollywood nightclub with a special performance by West Coast newcomer Eric Bellinger

  

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Jan. 14, 2014) – Newly crowned “Eye Candy of the Year” TokyoYen hosted a star-studded party along with “Love & Hip-Hop” star Somaya Reece, Cali Swag DistrictCrystal Renay and birthday boy Nu Jerzey Devil, at “Dream at Tru” in Hollywood. Celebrity guests In attendance were Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Khloe Kardashian, Malika Haqq, Kid Red, Eric Bellinger and The Game, who hosts the event inside Tru Hollywood nightclub weekly. Read more…

OWN Premieres New Season of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” & “Love Thy Neighbor” in New York

January 12, 2014 Leave a comment

OWN PREMIERES NEW SEASON OF TYLER PERRY’S
“THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” &
“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” IN NEW YORK
Cast of “The Haves and the Have Nots”
 

The cast of “Love Thy Neighbor” 

 

(NEW YORK) January 7, 2014 – Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor.” Over a hundred press and tastemakers packed the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on a wintry night to get a sneak peek of “Love Thy Neighbor” (LTN) and a full episode viewing of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (HHN). HHN cast members in attendance included John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Eva Tamargo and Tyler Lepley. [Not attending were Tika Sumpter who was in Mississippi shooting a film and Crystal Fox who was out of the country]. LTN cast on hand were Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Jonathan Chase and Darmirra Brunson. Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (president/executive producer), Will Areu (senior vice president/producer) and Mark Swinton (producer) were also in the building to celebrate the highly anticipated second season of these shows.

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Audio Push Explains Encounter with T.I. via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

December 24, 2013 2 comments

Audio Push Explains T.I. Encounter via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take It Personal ft Audio Push

New York, NY, December 24,  2013 – On Friday, December 20, 2013, Audio Push was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Gardner, Natasha Rothwell, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston, and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories originally told by Audio Push. Read more…

From LA to NYC, VIPs Attend ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Screenings

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

 
FROM LA TO NYC, VIPs ATTEND ‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’ SCREENINGS 

Kevin Frazier and Vanessa Williams at The Wolf Of Wall Street LA Screening 

 

(LOS ANGELES) December 23, 2013 – Last week, influencers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and spent an entertaining night at the movies as media outlets HipHollywood.com, BOSSIP/HipHopWired, VIBE and Johnson Publishing Compan/JET, hosted private screenings of Martin Scorsese’s epic film The Wolf of Wall Street. In L.A. on Thursday, HipHollywood founder and omg! Insider anchor Kevin Frazier welcomed guests Pooch Hall, Vanessa Williams, Rodney Jerkins, CCH Pounder, Ben & Jewel Tankard (Bravo’s “Thicker Than Water”) and more to RAVE Cinemas 18, where they were treated to a special VIP pre-screening reception. Thursday in Atlanta, BOSSIP and HipHopWired invited 200 of their closest friends to Regal Atlantic Station for a lively screening hosted by Ryan Cameron of “The Ryan Cameron Morning Show” on WVEE V103. On Wednesday, VIBEbrought out various VIPs to the AMC 19th Street theater for their screening, led by ARISE TV anchor/journalist Lola Ogunnaike and VIBE editor-in-chief Jermaine Hall. On Friday in Chicago, JET Magazine editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller intro’d the screening for JPC staff and associates, who braved the Windy City weather to preview the much anticipated film at the Lake Street Screening Room. All four audiences were on the edge of their seats for the 3-hour odyssey that chronicles the lavish life of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

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