05.31.11 - Interview With Jessica Fergurson
05.25.11 - Interview With Jacob Latimore
05.23.11 - Interview With Meek Mill
05.22.11 - Interview With Jessie J
05.18.11 - Interview With Mindless Behavior







Last some of Hollywood’s biggest stars came out in NYC for a special event. Radio station WBLS teamed up with OWN TV for a special event for the upcoming premiere of their hit Tyler Perry series. The event held at MIST in Harlem was jam packed with media & fans who came out to celebrate the upcoming season of their hit series ‘The Haves & The Have Not’s’,’If Loving You Is Wrong’ & ‘The Paynes’. Select press members like myself were given the opportunity to sit and talk with some of our favorite stars of the shows including Tika Sumpter , Angela Robinson , Tyler Lepley , Cassi Davis , Lavan Davis , Jackee Harry , Eltony Williams & April Parker Jones before the special screening for press and a few lucky fans. We were treated to a preview of the upcoming seasons of ‘The Paynes’ & ‘If Loving You Was Wrong’ before the special premiere of the 5th season of the hit series ‘The Haves & The Have Not’s’. Now if that wasn’t enough for the fans , stars from the 3 shows sat down for a special Q&A hosted by Shaila from WBLS with the crowd before meeting fans for a special meet and greet. Check out exclusive footage and pics from the special night below and make sure to tune in to OWN this week for all the new episodes.

Photos By Bernard Smalls


Tonight some of Hollywood’s biggest stars in film , television & music have come out for the 75tn annual Golden Globe Awards. The big event held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills is jam packed with some of our favorites hitting the red carpet. Check out pics as stars like Issa Rae , Oprah Winfrey , Mary J Blige , Mariah Carey , Viola Davis , Halle Berry , Kerry Washington , Octavia Spencer , Sterling K Brown , Zoe Kravitz , Daniel Kaluuya , Anthony Anderson , Denzel Washington, Lena Waithe , Common , Ava Duvernay , Naomi Campbell & more dress in all black and strike a pose before making their way inside for the big show below.

Congrats are in order to Sterling K Brown for making history tonight as the first black actor to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama. Now if that wasn’t enough , the iconic Oprah Winfrey also made history as the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Watch their powerful acceptance speeches & more below.


Last night Hot 97 held their annual Hot For The Holidays Concert at The Prudential Center in New Jersey and trust me it was the perfect way to kick off the holidays. The sold out show started with a bang as singer/actor Rotimi hit the stage for a quick performance of single ‘Want More’ which definitely got the stage & crowd hot just in time for rising rap star Tee Grizzley to take over and do his thing. Up Next was Harlem’s own Dave East who rocked the crowd as fans sang along to some of his fan favorite tracks like his latest single ‘Perfect’. Now if that wasn’t enough rap star Yo Gotti took over the stage and brought his Memphis flavor to the show which got the fans hyped as he performed some of his smash hits like ‘Down In The DM’ & ‘Rake It Up’.

Up Next was NYC’s own Cardi B who definitely represented The Bronx to the fullest. The Breakout Love & Hip Hop star set the stage on fired backed by 2 dancers as she performed her hits ‘Foreva’ , ‘Lick’ , ‘Motor Sport’ , ‘No Limit’ and her Billboard smash ‘Bodak Yellow’. From that moment on it was clear that some of rap finest ladies were going to take over the show. BX Rap diva Remy Ma hit the stage with a vengeance as she performed some of her classic cuts like ‘Lean Back’ and ‘Conceited’ before bringing out Rap Legend Fat Joe to do their hit singles ‘All The Way Up’ & ‘Money Showers’. Now it was clear that Remy still had her latest single ‘Wake Me Up’ to perform so it was only right that she brought out rap icon Lil Kim for some help with the record. The two rap divas could’ve clearly closed the night as Kim performed some of her classic cuts like ‘Queen Bitch’ , ‘ Big Mamma Thing’ , ‘Quiet Storm’ & ‘Lighters Up’ but there was still some more heat on the way.

Superstar Chris Brown was up next and as expected the stage from here or not was never the same. The r&b heartthrob had the ladies screaming as soon as he stepped on the stage without even singing a note which was a clear indication that tonight he was the one everyone was waiting for. Chris did what he did best and commanded everyone’s attention with his electrifying high energy stage show backed by 8 dancers. Although his set was only 30 minutes , he still made fans feel like it was his own personal concert as he cranked out hit after hit including tracks like ‘Ayo’ , ‘Show Me’ ,’Party’ , ‘Yo’ , ‘Wet’ , ‘Loyal’ , ‘Questions’ , ‘Tempo’ & more. Honestly the show could’ve ended there but Hot 97 had more in store as rap star 21 Savage hit the stage to close out the special holiday concert. Once again NYC’s best station for Hip-Hop and R&B outdid itself with another jam packed concert that had everyone on their feet for hours which is exactly why fans continue to come out every year. Unfortunately if you wasn’t there you have a few months before Summer Jam rolls around but for a limited time you can check out exclusive footage from last nights show to see exactly why everyone is still talking about it.


Tonight the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards aired on BET as some of our favorite music stars came out for the big night. Watch as SWV , 112 , Toni Braxton , Tamar Braxton , Keyshia Cole , Luke James , Jessie J , Ro James , Tank , Ledisi , Faith Evans , Bilal , Fantasia , Leandria Johnson , Kirk Franklin & more take the stage below.


Tonight some of music biggest stars have come out in LA for the 45th Annual American Music Awards. The special event held at the Microsoft Theater which will honor the iconic Diana Ross is just moments away but of course we have to get into their looks as they make their way inside. Check out pics as stars like Ciara , Pink , Demi Lovato , Khalid , Trevor Jackson , DJ Khaled , Rae Sremmurd , Jamie Foxx , Kehlani, Yara Shahidi , Alessia Cara , Nick Cannon & more hit the red carpet before the big night hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross below.


Last night we had the pleasure of attending 4x Grammy Award winning powerhouse Lalah Hathaway’s sold out concert at the legendary Highline Ballroom , and from the beginning of the show we clearly knew why she packed the house out. The soulful singer kicked off her set with her latest single ‘Honestly’ which is also the title of her new album that she celebrated all night throughout her show. Lalah performed some of her new cuts like ‘ I Can’t Wait’ and ‘Mirror’ but what constantly makes her win over the crowd is her incredible covers of classics like ‘Summertime’ , ‘Angel’ & ‘Rapture’. Ms Hathaway is a true musician who uses her voice as an instrument to captivate every listener as she sings effortlessly into the mic. But just when we thought we had enough she performs her fan favorite hit ‘Forever, For Always , For Love’ which brought the house down and as fans thought the show was over her encore performance of ‘Something’ was simply breathtaking. Now as the daughter of the late & great icon Donny Hathaway, its sometimes scary to see & hear his influence on her through her vocal performance but that’s what makes her great because she still knows how to stand out on her own. Please do yourself a favor and see this women in concert if you haven’t already, i promise you its one show you wont regret. If you missed out on last nights show, check out exclusive footage for a limited time below.


Tonight the 2017 MTV European Music Awards took place in London and some of our faves came out for the big night. Watch as some of musics biggest stars take the stage including Eminem , Demi Lovato , Shawn Mendes , French Montana , Camila Cabello , Rita Ora Travis Scott & more below.


Yesterday i had the pleasure of attending a special press luncheon at the infamous Akwaaba House in Brooklyn, NY to talk with the owner Monique Greenwood. The self made entrepreneur has teamed up with OWN TV for a new series ‘Checked Inn’ which follows Monique and her team which includes her husband Glenn , daughter Glynn and her director of operations Melody . The new series follows the Bed & Breakfast queen who has mastered the art of luxury accommodations with 4 different locations in Brooklyn, NY , Cape May NJ, Washington DC & the Poconos,PA. We were delighted to take a tour of the mini mansion which is filled with 4 beautiful bedrooms with a gorgeous layout of amenities including fireplaces , Jacuzzi’s , library & more. I has the pleasure of attending the mansion located in Bedstuy for a wedding & baby shower but this was the first time i was able to take a tour of the whole place. We were the treated to a special lunch as we sat and talked with Monique, Glenn & Glynn about their new series and the bed & breakfast lifestyle.

The self made mogul who was once the editor in chief at Essence Magazine talked with us about why she decided to team up with OWN for a reality series, why passing down a legacy to her family is important for generational wealth , the importance of taking time to enjoy the fruits of your own labor & so much more. Now with celebrity guest like Taraji P Henson , Anthony Anderson , Kerry Washington , Peabo Bryson & more on their list of clientele its clear that there is simply no other place to be. Watch our exclusive footage from inside the Akwabba mansion as Monique and her family drops so many gems , it was only right that i had to share it with my readers.

Photos By Bernard Smalls

Check out a sneak peek of the premiere episode below and tune into the series premiere when it airs on Nov 21st at 10pm on OWN TV.


Tonight some of musics biggest stars came out in Las Vegas for the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards. The big event held at the Orleans Arena kicked off with a very colorful green carpet as stars arrived for the big night. Check out pics as some of our faves came out like this years honorees Toni Braxton and SWV along with 112 , Tamar Braxton , Sevyn Streeter , Kehlani , Jessie J , Luke James , Tank , Lalah Hatthaway , Leandria Johnson , Ledisi , Teddy Riley , Method Man , Melanie Fiona , BBD , Syleena Johnson , Keyshia Cole , Ro James , Demetria McKinney and even a surprise reunion from 702. Look for the show hosted by Erykah Badu to air on Nov 26th at 8pm on BET & BET Her.

Pics courtesy of Getty Images


Last night we had the pleasure of watching British breakout superstar Jessie J take over NYC as she closed out her sold out R.O.S.E Tour held at Le Poisson Rouge. The intimate venue was jam packed with fans ,friends & media who have been waiting to see the sultry vocal powerhouse make her return to the stage after a brief absence. With a line wrapped around the block to see the shining star , it was clear that this show was the only place to be if you live in NYC. The soulful songstress hit the stage with a vengeance as if she hasn’t missed a beat and like the true performer that she is she gave us one hell of a show as she sang some of her fan favorite hits like ‘Who You Are’ , ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ , ‘ Mama Knows Best’ ,’Flashlight’ , ‘Masterpiece’ , ‘Thunder’ , ‘Price Tag’, ‘Bang Bang’ & ‘Do It Like A Dude’.

Now of course those songs were expected and she gave us everything we were waiting for but her performance of her new material was even more impressive. Jessie briefly told the crowd that she was stuck in a place of confusion and just didn’t want to perform or record any music but thankfully she met DJ Camper who helped inspire her to create again and what came from it , is truly brilliant. Jessie put her heart into records like ‘Real Deal’ , ‘Think About That’ & ‘Not My Ex’ which showed such growth in her already magnetic show which kept the fans wanting more. If this is any indication of whats to come on her anticipated third album ‘R.O.S.E’ then the world is in for one hell of a musical masterpiece. If your weren’t able to catch her this go around check out footage from the show which is only available for a limited time, but trust me after watching you wont ever miss out on a Jessie J show if she comes to your city.

Pics courtesy of Theo Wargo for Getty Images & Instagram.








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