Marlon Wayans Press Dinner

2017-08-09 03:38:53 nstyle

Who said TV is not funny anymore? In a time where reality drama TV rules.. It’s quite refreshing to know that TV can be great again! I had the pleasure of attending a special media event for the premiere of “Marlon”, a new sitcom starring Marlon Wayans. For those of you who were lucky enough to have ever seen “In Living Color”,  this is where you received your first glimpse of a young Marlon Wayans as the DJ and the character,  Mr. Ugly Man! He went on to write and produce several spoofs of known movies such as “Scary Movie” and Scary Movie2″ as well as “Fifty Shades of Black”. Who could forget “White Chicks”, another movie written and produced by Wayans. Fast forward to 2017, enter in “Marlon”… destined to be a hit on NBC! I sat down with my 17 year old daughter who is a fan of Marlon Wayans. As we watched the specially selected episodes of the upcoming sitcom, she laughed and thought Marlon was quite funny. “Marlon” gives viewers a peak into the life of Marlon Wayne, a divorced father of two children, who still has a healthy relationship with his ex-wife. Every episode begins with Marlon looking into a camera and video blogging. Each day, Marlon finds himself in some crazy situation, which gets worked out at his ex wife’s house. You are probably saying ok an ex-wife and ex-husband working things out? Hanging out together on a daily basis in a somewhat civil manner? Does that exist? In Marlon’s world, it certainly does!  Marlon stated it was “Important to show how a father can still be fully involved in their kids lives” despite the situations that occur between the parents. In “Marlon”, Marlon is not only fully involved but creates situations that only a Wayans could! Not to give away any surprises,  but in one episode, his TV daughter’s, Marley (played by Notlim Taylor) first boy crush. Like any loving dad, Marlon is looking out for his baby girl. You can only imagine what lengths Marlon will go through to protect his daughter from the boy who also happens to be a football player who was hitting on Marlon’s ex-wife, Ashley (played by Essence Atkins). You will need to watch the episode for yourself to see how Marlon quickly gets himself in a situation, but by the time the show is over, everything has worked out perfectly and everyone is happy and all smiles! In fact every episode that I have watched brought a smile.. a giggle and laughter to my face. On camera Marlon is not only a talented actor, producer and director off camera, he is one down to earth guy who understands the importance of putting a smile on people’s faces. He is also a father of a teenage daughter and son. So you can guarantee some of his real life situations are wrapped up in his TV family somewhere! One of the questions that I was dying to ask Marlon, was how many takes did they have to do to get through one episode.  Marlon responded with “I like two takes, we laugh after the take. Comedy is better when it’s spontaneous.” Spontaneous  is the perfect word to describe Marlon. When asked how much of what we see is improv, Marlon said,  “Alot, we write a tight script and I am able to put me in the script anyway because I’m in the writer’s room.” Marlon is also one of the Executive Producers for the sitcom. “Some of the improv just happens”  “I know Breesha (Webb who plays Yvette) likes to play, I know Diallo (R
iddle, who plays Steve) is a writer, I know Essence, I’ve worked with her and she knows how to work with me. And the kids, when they’re on set, I’m always teaching them.” You can clearly feel the chemistry when you watch the Wayne family on the small screen. Before we ended for the evening,  I asked Marlon what would his ultimate dream project be and who would he want to work with. He told me that he wanted to do a “buddy action comedy” that he is starting to write.”I would love to work with Eddie Murphy in a reverse “48 Hours”, where I’m the crook and he’s the cop”. He went on to say he “would love to do a ‘White Chicks 2′ “, could you imagine that? If you haven’t seen “White Chicks”, please put that on your must see list for the weekend! “I would also like to do a great drama wth Denzel directing, that would be awesome.” No matter what project Marlon works on, it is sure to keep the audience laughing. Marlon ended with saying that he “was a late bloomer” and that his “best years are ahead of him”. I couldn’t agree more with Marlon. He is truly amazing and I appreciate the hard work that he employs just to make sure he puts a smile on each and every persons’ face. You can catch the season premiere of NBC’s “Marlon” on August 16th.


NBC’s MARLON Premieres on Wednesday, August 16th at 9/8c Official Website:

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @NBCMarlon Hashtag: #Marlon

NAKED, starring Marlon Wayans premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 11th!

*Photo Credit: Paras Griffin / Getty Images for NBC


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Snowfall: Atlanta Screening

2017-06-23 19:48:21 nstyle

(ATLANTA) – June 23, 2017 – Last night, FX Networks hosted an advance screening of the new drama series Snowfall in Atlanta. Despite the nasty rain and threatening tornado warnings, guests eagerly lined up ahead of show time in anticipation of the exclusive preview. After the screening, Yung Joc of Streetz 94.5 moderated a Q&A with co-creators John Singleton and Dave Andron along with cast members Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John and Angela Lewis.

Attendees included Jovita Moore (WSB-TV), Judge Terrinee Gundy (Municipal Court of Atlanta), Marlo Hampton (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Mary HoneyB Morrison (NY Times Best-Selling Author), Reece Odum (Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”) and Reg Rob (actor).

#SnowfallFX premieres Wednesday, July 5th at 10/9c on FX.

Photos by James Pray for FX Networks

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Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta

2017-05-24 13:36:58 nstyle

(ATLANTA) – May 24, 2017 – Last night, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta premiere of its new series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).

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The cast was in attendance along with their famous parents Jermaine Dupri, Toya Wright, Tiny Harris, Debra Antney and DJ Hurricane. Additional VIPs included Da Brat, Waka Flocka Flame, Datari Turner (producer, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Tammy Rivera, Tommie Lee, Karlie Redd, Bambi, Karen King, Melissa Scott and Erica Dixon; Kandi Burruss and daughter Riley (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Mama June and daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (“From Not to Hot”); Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Genise Shelton (“Married to Medicine”); Stevie Baggs, Jr (“Match Made In Heaven”), Shanell (Young Money artist), Princess (formerly of Crime Mob) and many more.

After opening remarks from Lauren Gellert, EVP of programming at WE tv, and Marc Juris, president at WE tv, guests were treated to a sneak peak of the upcoming “Growing Up Hip Hop” season 3, which was introduced by cast member Kristinia DeBarge. Then Bow Wow, who is an executive producer on “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” intro’d the screening, which was following by a lively cast Q&A moderated by radio/tv personality Ebony Steele.

After the screening, guests headed over to Opium, where DJ Infamous kept the energy high well into the morning.

“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” premieres Thursday at 10/9c on WE tv. Follow @GUHH_WEtv and @WEtv on social using hashtag #GUHHATL.

Catch a sneak peek of the show here:

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Tiny Talks T.I. and Bernice with Wendy Williams

2017-04-21 22:49:14 nstyle

Atlanta’s Tameka “Tiny” Harris sits down with Wendy Williams and talks Bernice Burgos, Floyd Mayweather and T.I. Divorce.

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Mann & Wife Season 3

2017-03-22 00:05:57 nstyle

ATLANTA (March 20, 2017) – David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce comedy series Mann & Wife. Bounce will double the fun by kicking off season three with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm (ET) on Tuesday, March 28. All-new Mann & Wife episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the spring on Bounce.

Real-life husband and wife team David and Tamela Mann star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. The half-hour situation comedy follows their characters – newlyweds and second-chance sweethearts Daniel and Toni Mann – as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages.

In addition to the show’s popular stars, Tony Rock is back as Daniel’s partner on the police force with Steven Wash (Daniel, Jr.), Amir O’Neil (Darren), Lauryn Kennedy Hardy (Terri) and Jadah Marie (Tosha) playing the Mann children. Terri J. Vaughn joins the cast as Daniel’s new Lieutenant and also directs an episode this season.

This season sees hilarious takes on visiting family, mistaken identity, school pressure, phony health scares, an embarrassing email leak and even a 1970’s cop show spoof. Guest stars include George Wallace, Antonio Fargas, Carl Payne, Victoria Rowell, Rod “Rod Man” Thompson, DC Youngfly, Blue Kimble, Vanessa Fraction and Brely Evans.

Mann & Wife co-creator Roger Bobb (House of Payne The Rickey Smiley Show) serves as executive producer and director of the series.

Mann & Wife has been a smash success, setting network records for viewership in both seasons. Bounce is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series, which in addition to Mann & Wife includes the current mega-hit drama Saints & Sinners and the popular comedies In The Cut and Family Time.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

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Greenland Season 2 Premiere

2017-03-14 23:40:17 nstyle

(ATLANTA) – March 14, 2017 – Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network celebrated the second season of the hit series “Greenleaf” with a screening and after-party in Atlanta. Over 200 local influencers previewed the premiere episode at SCADShow and were then treated to a lively post-screening reception at the W Atlanta Midtown.

Attending from the cast were Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge, Deborah Joy Winans, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, GregAlan Williams, Desiree Ross, Lovie Simone, T.C. Carson, Parnell Damone Marcano, Jason Dirden, Julian Brittano and “Greenleaf” executive producer Clement Virgo.

Additional guests included radio personality Willie Moore Jr, singer Latavia Robinson, social media star Not Karlton Banks, Rickey Smiley/Dish Nation host Gary Hayes, actor Kevin Savage (“The Quad”), gospel singer Micah Stampley and actress Reece Odum (“Saints & Sinners”).

“Greenleaf” premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN history and was 2016’s #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season.

The new season of #Greenleaf premieres Wednesday, March 15 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.

Check out Jett Blakk’s exclusive interview with cast members here

and an extended look at the new season here:

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Tank: Saints & Sinners

2017-03-10 22:55:09 nstyle

ATLANTA (March 9, 2017) – Bounce’s breakout hit original drama series Saints & Sinners returns with an all-new episode airing Sunday March, 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Two-time Grammy nominated singer Tank (The New Edition Story, Born Again Virgin) visits Cypress to help his old friend, Miles Calloway (Keith Robinson) launch his music career. Meanwhile, Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) vows to purge the police department of corruption which puts every Cypress prosecutor and city council member on high alert.

During its record-breaking first season, Saints & Sinners became Bounce’s most-watched programming in the network’s history. The series was so successful, Bounce renewed the show for year two ahead of the inaugural season’s thrilling finale.

Season two brings viewers back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which has been rocked by the murders of a beloved pastor and the town’s Mayor. Death’s shadow continues to loom over the town’s epicenter, Greater Hope Baptist Church, as a dead body is discovered on its grounds, bringing up the church’s sordid past along with it. As concealed secrets claw their way to the surface, new alliances are formed and deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to shatter lives and demolish the heart of the church and the town forever. As everyone’s dark past comes to light, the difference between being a saint or a sinner becomes more distorted than ever.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke and Keith Robinson. Joining the core cast this season: Tray Chaney (The Wire), Demetria McKinney (House of Payne) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta).

Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).

Bounce is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife, In The Cut and Family Time have all seen ratings grow season after season.

Click here to find local Bounce channel information.

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Saints & Sinners Season Two

2017-03-09 04:16:08 nstyle

With the rise of TV series, Saints & Sinners is making its way to the top of the list. We will see more drama unfold this season at the Greater Hope Baptist Church. Executive Producer Ri-Karlo Handy and Creator Ty Scott collaborated to bring an interesting topic that resonates in the African American culture. N’Style Atlanta host Latoya had an opportunity to interview the cast and discuss their characters in the show and why this has become one of the most talked about series.

Latoya:  What can we expect from the cast this season?

Vanessa Bell Calloway: It is Lady Ella way or no way at all.  You will see a lot of last season in her, but this season she is a little more devious.

Christian Keys:  This season Levi is more of a sinner and a little more willing (laughing).

Clifton Powell: You will have an opportunity to explore different levels of Rex this season; spiritually and emotionally.

Jasmine Burke:  Well, Dr. Christie is still sinning (laughing).

Demetria McKinney:  Tamara is the heart of the church. She shows the faith and love. She shows that love is twisted and there’s still a thin line between love and hate.

Latoya: What is it like playing a ruthless character like Lady Ella?

Vanessa Bell Calloway:  It is a lot of fun.  My old life is not that great so being able to be myself is what I love.  I figured if they going to pay someone to be the bitch, why not me?

I always enjoy playing a powerful black woman.  Lady Ella brings so much emotion this season. I can’t wait for everyone to see.

Latoya:  What do you like most about this project?

Clifton Powell:  I would have to say the cast. It feels like going to work with family.

You can expect to see more guest appearances and new music from Kandi Burress, Keith Robinson (Miles Calloway), Keke Wyatt, Tank, and David Banner.  Bounce TV plans to continue bringing shows that connects with the African American audience.  Be sure to tune in every Sunday at 9:00pm (ET/PT) and watch how everyone’s dark past comes to light, and the difference between being a saint or a sinner becomes more distorted than ever.


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Tyrese Talks Fatherhood, Relationships, & Star

2017-02-10 23:07:41 nstyle

Tyrese Gibson talks fatherhood, relationships, and his role on Star with Wendy Williams.


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Tyrese talks about his favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! “It’s not necessarily about presents it’s about being present”. Watch HERE!

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KeKe Palmer on Wendy Williams

2017-02-01 23:18:39 nstyle

Keke Palmer sits down with Wendy Williams and discusses Trey Songz video scandal, child on child molestation, advice from Ice Cube, and being recognized as a woman.


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Anika Noni Rose on Wendy Williams

2017-01-31 23:52:50 nstyle

Just in case you missed it Actress Anika Noni Rose joined Wendy Williams on the pink sofa to dish about being a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Power, and her new BET series The Quad . The Quad premiers Wednesday January 1st at 10PM on BET.

Watch here!

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Candid Conversation With Susan Kelechi Watson

2017-01-11 02:53:53 nstyle

In celebration of the return of NBC’s THIS IS US, cast member Susan Kelechi Watson hosted a press dinner at STK in Atlanta on Monday, January 9th. Susan engaged candidly with the media about her career and behind the scenes of This Is Us. Click here to check out the video for a candid convo with Susan Kelechi!

Returns tonight, January 10th at 10/9c
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Hashtag: #ThisIsUs


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Greenleaf DVD Release Party

2016-12-06 03:06:53 nstyle

(ATLANTA, GA) – December 5, 2016 – Lionsgate hosted two celebrations in honor of the season one Blu-Ray/DVD release of the hit show “GREENLEAF.” In Atlanta, show star, Deborah Joy Winans, made a surprise appearance at the celebration held at Gocha Salon. Atlanta’s gospel music radio station, Praise 102.5, was on-site to lend support and give away prize packs to attending guests. In Los Angeles, Kimble Hair Studio, hosted the celebration event in partnership with their holiday open house. At both salon locations, guests enjoyed tasty “GREENLEAF” inspired treats, discounted beauty products and salon services.

In Los Angeles, some of the VIP’s in attendance included; Jasmine Brand (Founder of; Andre Fuller (“The Game”); Mahir Fadle (Co-Owner of the Jasmine Brand); Lisa Collins (“LA Focus”); Adrian Anderson (“Trin-i-tee 5:7”); Angell Conwell (“The Young and the Restless”) and Brandon Larkins (“Cougar Town”).

“GREENLEAF” season one is available on Blu-Ray/DVD December 6, 2016.

Exclusive Video of “Lady Mae” (Lynn Whitfield Interview with Oprah) –

Season One Blu-Ray/DVD Trailer –

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Queen Sugar NYC Press Conference

2016-11-08 14:14:06 nstyle

(New York, NY) On Monday, November 7th, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted an exclusive screening at the Discovery offices in New York City to promote it’s hit series “Queen Sugar,” – the network’s new original drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. In attendance at the premiere were cast members Rutina Wesley (“Nova Bordelon”), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Charley Bordelon West”), Kofi Siriboe (“Ralph Angel Bordelon”), Omar J. Dorsey (“Hollywood Desonier”), Dondré T. Whitfield (“Remy Newell”), Nicholas L. Ashe (“Micah West”), Tina Lifford (“Violet Bordelon”), and Timon Kyle Durrett (“Davis West”).

“Queen Sugar” airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT – to join the conversation on social, use #QueenSugar @QueenSugarOWN.


About “Queen Sugar”
The contemporary drama “Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley, “True Blood”), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Unforgettable”), the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel, (Kofi Siriboe, “Awkward”), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the New South. Led by acclaimed film director DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series’ debut season are directed by women. “Queen Sugar” is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers for season one are Ava DuVernay, Melissa Carter and Oprah Winfrey. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.


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"Married to Medicine" Season 4 Screening

2016-11-04 16:39:57 nstyle
(ATLANTA) – November 4, 2016 – Last night, Fremantle Media and Purveyors of Pop hosted a red carpet premiere party for the new season of the hit show “Married to Medicine,” which premieres this Sunday, November 6 at 9/8c on Bravo. The lively event took place on the 27th floor of the W Atlanta Midtown, where hundreds packed the Altitude Ballroom for a sneak peek of the premiere episode. Cast members Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Mariah Huq, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Toya Bush-Harris and newcomer Genise Shelton were on hand for the celebration. After the screening, KISS 104 on-air personality Sasha the Diva moderated the Q&A which was followed by an after-party featuring music by DJ Bomshell. Additional guests in attendance were Phaedra Parks, Toya Wright, Rasheeda & Kirk Frost, Monyetta Shaw, Meelah Williams, Matt Anderson (producer, Purveyors of Pop), Gocha Hawkins, Erica Dixon, Dr. Ron Williamson, “If Loving You Is Wrong” actors Joel Rush and April Parker Jones, Jewell Tankard and many more.
All new episodes of #Married2Med premiere Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.
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