Lee Daniels, director of The Butler and executive producer of the smash FoxTV hit Empire, recently defended himself against accusations that he got actress/comedienne Mo’Nique blackballed from Hollywood after her Oscar win. [READ: Mo’Nique Claims Lee Daniels Confirmed Her Suspicions of Being Blackballed] Daniels recently appeared spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon about the controversy surrounding Mo’Nique’s claims and explains how he simply asked Mo’Nique to play Hollywood politics during awards season, and she famously refused. [READ: Sheryl Lee Ralph On Mo’Nique’s Claims of Being Blackballed: “Sometimes you just need to SHUT UP…” (VIDEO)] While Daniels praised Mo’Nique’s talents — “she’s brilliant, and I like working with brilliant people” … Read entire story.
Newsflash! An ATL sequel is in the works! The photo above was taken on the set of ATL2 as T.I., Jackie Long, Albert Daniels, and Jason Weaver shot a scene from new film. It’s been almost 10 years since the 2006 release of A.T.L. graced the big screen and over the years, it’s been speculated that part 2 was in the works now we actually have proof & confirmation! T.I. starred as the main character Rashad, and the film featured other big names like Big Boi of OutKast, Evan Ross, Lauren London, Jason Weaver, Jackie Long and more. Well… Read entire story.
We recently launched a brand new Trance / EDM module as part of our wider diploma courses. You can take our diploma courses in either Ableton Live or Logic Pro on our online school. We’ve already had students like Claude Von Stroke, Jon Rundell and No Artificial Colours graduate from our school so you’ll be in good hands! To celebrate the launch of our new Trance / EDM module, PB instructor and Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Mike Koglin (Anjunabeats, Ministry of Sound, Above & Beyond) made a three-part tutorial series on mixing Trance and EDM. Grammy-award nominated producer and… Read entire story.
NEWSFLASH!! Usher Raymond publicly confirmed that he’s ‘off the market’ during his emotional BET Honor’s speech! It was just a few months ago that Usher’s manager, Grace Miguel was spotted rocking a huge rock. While there wasn’t an ‘official’ announcement, the sighting solidified rumors that the couple planned to wed. [FLASHBACK: Instagram Flexin’ – Usher & ‘Bride To Be’ Grace Miguel Show Off Engagement Ring…] Usher recently confirmed the news during his BET Honors acceptance speech and in doing so, managed to throw a bit of shade towards his ex-wife Tameka Raymond. Video below… (more…) Straight From The A [SFTA] – Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News Read entire story.
Word on the curb is that super producer Jermaine Dupri might be considering spilling the tea about his years of involvement with Janet Jackson! [FLASHBACK: Janet & Jermaine Break Up! Did JD’s ‘Janet Tatt’ Curse The Relationship?] Dupri and Jackson dated for over 4 years and he’s sure to have lots of insight into The legendary Jackson clan that could fetch him a pretty penny. With reports that he’s been plagued with financial difficulties since the breakup, it’s quite possible that JD is ready to ‘kiss & tell sell’… Details below… (more…) Straight From The A [SFTA] – Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip Read entire story.
40 year-old Jeffry Simon Hubbard appeared in a court yesterday (February 20, 2014) to face several charges stemming from the boating accident that killed that killed Tameka Foster Raymond & Ryan Glover‘s 11 year old son Kile Glover. [FLASHBACK: Kile Glover’s Alleged Killer Pleads ‘Not Guilty’] Hubbard, the family friend who piloted a personal watercraft in the July 2012 boating accident was found GUILTY of several charges related to the accident and he now faces several years of jail time. Details below… (more…) StraightFromTheA [SFTA] – Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News Related ArticlesEXCLUSIVE! They Say: Usher’s EGO is Way Too … Read entire story.
Stoney Roads presents ‘Volume Two’, a selection of seven exclusive, hand picked original tracks that embody the true essence of house and techno in Australia. Supported by our good friends at Red Bull and Zanerobe. Shedding light on the future of Australian dance music, Volume Two offers a selection of works meticulously curated to signal the exciting trajectory of emerging experimental artists. Irrelevant of the fact that artists featured developed in such diverse locations – from Melbourne to Newcastle, Sydney to Brisbane – each artist plays with genre and form, creating original tracks that reflect a global direction of dance music in 2014 and beyond. With intentions to bring awareness to the grassroots movement of dance music, Volume Two aims to bridge the gap between artist … Read entire story.
Another day, another RHOA legal issue! *sigh* This time it’s Peter Thomas the husband of supermodel Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Thomas, the owner and sole proprietor of the hot Atlanta eatery Bar One, is being accused of not paying his bills. [FLASHBACK: StraightFromTheA’s One on One with Peter Thomas… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)] Thomas’ landlord, Eloshua Elliott, filed a complaint in Fulton County superior court saying Thomas owes more than $100,000 and he hopes to evict him soon. “…defendant breached a lease agreement by failing to pay rent and other fees including late fees, bank charges, … Read entire story.
In the age of social media, is Valentine’s Day getting a bad rap? Social media was created to bring people together, but it seems that the use of non-verbal communication has created a world where texting or chatting online is the norm, while calling is used only to clear up what was said in a text. [WATCH: Happy Valentine’s Day (Andre 3000/Outkast) – Unofficial/Official Video] People ‘instagram’ their feelings and ‘subtweet’ their loved ones these days to get their point across, and instead of arguing face to face, they do it online for an audience. [FLASHBACK: Are You A ‘Lover’… Read entire story.