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Tyler Perry Helps Evicted Atlanta Family


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photo credit: Kingsmen

Tyler Perry has stepped in to make sure that an Atlanta family facing eviction keeps a roof over their heads.
According to WSB-TV Atlanta, Xernna Nieves and her son Joshua Williams, who suffers from severe aplastic anemia, returned home from a Make-a-Wish foundation event to find an eviction notice. Xernna told Atlanta’s channel 2 news, “I have no place to go. I really have no place to go.”
Nieves admitted that she has trouble paying rent and hasn’t been paying on time, but that the apartment complex has always worked with her.
Nieves’ and her 16 year old son were returning from a Make-a-Wish foundation funded trip to meet basketball star Derrick Rose when she was struck with the news. She tried to pay for March and April’s rent but was denied, “I was told that corporate office told her not to accept any more rent money from us,” said Nieves.
Nieves says that she receives no child support for her four children and lost her job two years ago. Being evicted would mean heading to a shelter, which could put her son who has already had two bone marrow transplants in danger.
Perry just happened to be watching Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News when he came across Nieves story; he reached out and offered to pay one years rent. He says that he has tried contacting the apartment’s management, but has not been able to reach anyone. Although the eviction is scheduled for Tuesday it is not clear whether it will happen or not.
Nieves became emotional, showing her gratitude for the gesture, “Thank you. Thank you for watching the news when you did,” she said.

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Mitzi Miller Named Editor-In-Chief of EBONY Magazine

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CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) — Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), today named Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine, effective immediately.
Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a post she had held since May 2011. Wendy Wilson, the current managing editor of JET magazine, will now oversee the day-to-day operations of JET magazine.
“Mitzi is a gifted editor with tremendous energy and passion, and her strong editorial background will catapult the EBONY brand to greater heights,” said Rogers. “We are thrilled to have Mitzi in our JPC family and are excited to see the new direction she will bring to the magazine.”
“I am extremely humbled to be trusted with the responsibility of leading the number one African-American publication in the country,” said Miller. “Amy Barnett is an exceptional editor, and I am honored to succeed her as editor-in-chief at EBONY. I am excited about all the possibilities as I assume my new role.”
While at the helm of JET magazine, Miller revamped the iconic 62-year-old brand with the magazine’s first and only successful redesign, re-launch of the Jet website and an increased social media presence. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author of five books, Miller is regularly a featured guest on several national television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and CNN’s CNN Newsroom.
Prior to joining JET, Miller served as the editor-in-chief of SET Magazine. A former associate editor at JANE Magazine, she began her editorial career in 2001 at HONEY magazine. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida A&M University and currently sits on the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board. Her recent accolades include recognition among The Root 100 honorees for 2013, Florida A&M University’s 125 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial, and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 roster.
Miller succeeds Amy DuBois Barnett, who is leaving EBONY after serving as editor-in-chief since 2010.

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Diddy Tops Forbes List with $700Million

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Forbes just released their list of hip hop’s top cash kings on their Forbes Five: Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list for 2014 and the artist formerly-now-currently? known as Puffy made the top spot.

Diddy topped the list this year with an estimated fortune of $700 million. Thanks to his newly launched Revolt TV channel, Puff’s worth rose $120 million from last year, according to Forbes.

Dr. Dre and Jay Z fell to number two and three, respectively. The “Beats by Dre” headphones company helped hip-hop’s prestigious Doctor rake in $550 million while the Jigga Man bagged $520 million, thanks to his Roc Nation label and sports agency.

Read More HERE

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CELEBS HIT THE CARPET FOR L.A. PREMIERE OF ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE 2′

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(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 Wayans, Jamie 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 Brandy, Lisa 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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“Rosemary’s Baby” Coming to NBC

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Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.

Rosemary (Zoe Saldana, “Avatar,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams, “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.

Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter” franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet, “For Your Eyes Only”), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?

In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (“Queen of the Damned,”) and James Wong (“Final Destination 3,” “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa,” “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?

“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David Stern, and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.

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Beyonce and Jay Z planning joint tour

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It’s being reported Jay Z and Beyonce are planning a joint stadium tour.

According to the New York Post, the couple could kick things off this summer in the US.

Both Jay Z and Beyonce put on surprise performances at Coachella last weekend.

Will You pay to see this tour?

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

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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.

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NYC Fashionistas Celebrate Premiere of OWN’s “Love In the City”

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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 Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa 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 Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club”), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas(“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Elle Varner (recording artist), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature),Ursula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (ThisThatBeauty), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Tai Beauchamp, Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Nikki Ogunnaike(Glamour.com), Marvet Britto, Chef Roble, model Sesilee Lopez and legendary model and fashion activist Bethann Hardison.

Following dinner and networking, guests previewed the premiere episode of “Love In the City,” followed by an insightful Q&A hosted by Claire Sulmers, founder and editor of Fashion Bomb Daily.

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Mass Stabbing Reported at Pennsylvania High School

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Multiple people between the ages of 15 and 60 were stabbed by a student at a school outside of Pittsburgh this morning, according to reports. The attack occurred just after 7 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School; a suspect is in custody. “A critical incident has occurred at the high school,” reported the district’s website. “All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure.” While the situation is still developing, NBC reports as many as 20 people were hurt.

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1.3 Million Evenflo Child Seat Buckles Recalled

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Date:
April 4, 2014

Category:
Car Seats

Company/Brand:
Evenflo Company

The Danger:
The buckle may become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat. This could prove critical to a child’s safety in the case of an emergency. No injuries have been reported.

Description:
The recall includes 1.3 million child safety seat buckles used in a number of children’s convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. The models include Evenflo’s Momentum, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Snugli, Titan, SureRide and SecureKid. The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371, or 385.

Sold At:
Nationwide.

What To Do:
Evenflo will provide replacement buckles and instructions for installation. For more information, contact Evenflo at (800) 490-7591 or go online to buckle.evenflo.com.
For More Information:
safercar.gov