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Tracy Morgan Still Struggling To Recover from Fatal Crash

By on August 11, 2014


Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan is still struggling to overcome the injuries he suffered in the deadly  car crash he was involved in on June 7th in New Jersey.

“He’s still struggling, but he’s a fighter and he’s had issues before that he’s fought through, and he’s fighting hard,” Morgan’s lawyer Benedict Morelli told the “Today” show on Monday.

The crash killed Morgan’s good friend and comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Morgan’s lawyer also said that the early post crash reports that said Tracy Morgan was near death were incorrect. Recent reports that the “30 Rock” star is recovering well are also incorrect, according to Morelli.

“The interesting thing is at the beginning, the internet was saying he was dead, and then they said they amputated his leg. Now it’s coming out that he’s doing great — none of those things are true or accurate.”


Award-Winning Director, Writer Alton Glass Makes History at the 18th Annual American Black Film Festival, ‘CRU’


Alton Glass

Director/Writer Alton Glass

Los Angeles, CA — Celebrated director, writer, producer Alton Glass is no stranger to the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), or the winner’s circle for that matter. At the 18th annual ABFF held in New York City, Glass and ensemble won awards for his engaging and heartfelt drama, “CRU”, making history by winning all nominated categories.

The award-winning film “CRU” tells the story of four high school best friends whose lives are dramatically changed after a near fatal accident, and when they reunite 18 years later they discover a set of past and present secrets that threaten to alter the course of their future.

The drama won the following awards in each nominated category:

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Director - “CRU,” Directed by Alton Glass, award and $5,000 prize provided by Cadillac

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay - “CRU,” written by Alton Glass and Oliver W. Ottley III, award and $5,000 prize presented by the Time Warner Foundation

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature – “CRU,” Written by Alton Glass & Oliver W. Ottley III, Directed by Alton Glass, Executive Producer Courtney Triggs, Produced by Danny Green, Alton Glass, Matthew Hatchette and Oliver W. Ottley III, award presented by BET Networks

* Audience Award for Best Film – “CRU,” Written by Alton Glass & Oliver Ottley III, Directed by Alton Glass, Executive Producer Courtney Triggs, Produced by Danny Green, Alton Glass, Matthew Hatchette and Oliver W. Ottley III, award presented by Nielsen


CRU stars Keith Robinson, Richard T. Jones, Harry J. Lennix, Melissa DeSousa, Sammi Rotibi, Antwon Tanner, Alison Eastwood and Jermaine Crawford.



'Real Housewives of Atlanta' reality star Kandi Burruss marries Todd Tucker

By Faith Karimi, CNN

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Kandi Burruss performs the National Anthem before the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic at Philips Arena on November 26, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis

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   Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis have each filmed in Atlanta before, and now the two talented ladies are teaming up.

   Lopez, who starred in the 2012 ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting," and the Oscar-nominated Davis, who starred in the 2013 thriller    "Prisoners"(which is up for an Academy Award), are partnering for "Lila and Eve."

   "Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action," is the plot, per imdb.

   The movie filmed in the downtown Decatur area today. Here's a photo that shows J-Lo, left, and Davis bundled up against the cold. Sorry about Atlanta's crazy weather, ladies!

   L&E will be shooting in Atlanta for several more weeks.

Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Assaulting Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Back in 2007, Shawntae Harris a.k.a. rapper Da Brat hit a nightclub hostess and former Falcons cheerleader in the face with a rum bottle in Atlanta. Harris went to prison for almost three years, but her debt hasn't been fully paid, according to a jury.

Harris's prison sentence was for the original aggravated assault charge, but Shayla Stevens also filed a civil suit that asked for financial compensation. And Stevens won that suit today when a Cobb County jury ruled that Harris must pay $6.4 million—$3.7 million in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages—to Stevens, who suffered a brain injury because of the attack, according to her lawyer.

It doesn't seem like Da Brat would have $6.4 million to shell out, but her lawyer has not appealed the decision yet, though she believed it was excessive.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]


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(ATLANTA) Monami EntertainmentNFGTV and Myx Fusions gave over 300 Atlanta press and industry insiders a sneak preview of the Season 2 premiere episode of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." Guests packed Cream Ultra Lounge to get a glimpse of the attending cast which included Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Rasheeda Frost, Kirk Frost, Shay Johnson, Momma Dee, BenzinoMingnon Dixon and newcomers Traci Steele, Babey Drew and Che Mack. Executive producer Mona Scott-Young welcomed the crowd, adding that season 2 is just as thrilling as the first one. BOSSIP senior editor Janee Bolden moderated the cast Q&A, while DJ Fadelf kept the crowd moving throughout the night. Additional guests included Shawty Lo, DJ Toomp, Adiz Bambi ("Basketball Wives"), Alexandra Dilworth (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta"),Sincerely Ward (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta") and more. Special thanks to Myx Fusions, Malibu Red andCiroc.


"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" premieres Monday, April 22 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. Visit the show online


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