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Puff Daddy Kicks Off Billboard Weekend at LIGHT Nightclub

For the first time ever, Puff Daddy invaded Las Vegas hotspot, LIGHT where he hosted the evening for thousands of Saturday night partygoers. Arriving with son, Justin Combs, and entourage in tow, Puffy headed to the stage where he was presented with a Cîroc bottle parade.

The music mogul transformed the nightclub into a birthday celebration of the late Biggie Smalls. The crowd erupted when he jumped on stage and did the infamous Puffy dance to Small’s hits like “Juicy” and “Hypnotize”. Puffy hopped on the mic and lead the crowd in a Happy Birthday song before joking about partying all night and not sleeping until the Billboard awards. Following his performance, Puff Daddy hung out in VIP as the DJ kept playing Biggie’s classic songs until the early morning.

Earlier that night, hip hop artist OT Genesis, hit the stage where he performed his top hits “Cut It” and “Push It”. The Miami artist, who was dripping in diamonds stopped his performance to take selfies with fans. Other celebs in attendance were award winning DJ and Producer, Metro Boomin, Darius Walker and Candice King of Vampire Diaries who was celebrating her birthday in a nearby VIP.

Video credit: LIGHT Nightclub

Photo credit: David Becker

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Lovepop x Billboard Music Awards Collaboration

Did you catch the BBMA’s??

All nominated artists received a Lovepop nominee card prior to the awards show and last night, each lucky winner received a personalized, custom made card by Lovepop.

Check out a few of the winning artists cards below – including Drake, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Blake Shelton.

 

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Earnest Pugh Billboard Celebration

Monday, May 15, 2017, Mayor Sylvester Turner honored award-winning gospel singer, Dr. Earnest Pugh for reaching the top 10 on the billboard charts with his hit single, “I Need You To Breathe”. The single marks Dr. Pugh’s 11th billboard chart topper. Amber Shaw of KYND 1520 and national radio personality Lonnie Hunter hosted the red carpet experience featuring several familiar faces such as Pastor Kim Burrell, Author Carlos Wallace, Gospel Singer Nikki Ross, Sky Houston of Majic 102.1 FM, Miss Mykie of BET, former Houston Texan’s Player Mister Alexander, The Musicians’ Wives,  Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee,  Earnest Walker of KTSU 90.9, Jonathan Martin of Fox 26, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the man of the hour, Dr. Earnest Pugh.

 

Over 250 guest were in attendance to witness Mayor Turner present a proclamation to Dr. Pugh for his achievements in the gospel industry. Directly following Mayor Turner’s proclamation, Dr. Pugh was surprised with a second proclamation from Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee. As Emcees Jonathan Martin and Kim Burrell continued the program, they welcomed special guest, gospel singer, Kathy Taylor. The Houstonian did a plethora of songs which left guest standing on their feet in awe. The singing continued as Terrence Hartford did a tribute to Dr. Pugh which led into Dr. Pugh speaking briefly to guest about his experiences as an award-winning gospel singer. After thanking Mayor Turner, Kira Pugh (Daughter), Earnistine Pugh (Sister), Keith Williams (Manager), Janice Weaver (City of Houston), and others, Pugh premiered his new music video for “I Need You to Breathe”. The event concluded with Dr. Pugh singing a special song with gospel artist, Nikki Ross.

 

Earnest Pugh’s full album is scheduled for release at the top of June 2017. For more information, please visit www.earnestpugh.com

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[REVIEW] Curious About Kurios?

 

Kurios is sexy enough for a hot new date, but fun and eye-catching enough for the entire family.

This is not your ordinary clowns coming out of tiny cars, large animals tamed by a whip, or white faced mimes clowning around kinda circus.

This show is sleek and tantalizing; delivering a dream-like glimpse into the inside of the Seeker’s (mad scientist) imagination. Through the Seeker’s exhaustive imaginings we’re able to see acrobats, gymnasts, contortionists, singers, jugglers and more go back and forth in time with a futuristic​ steam punk flair.

There is even a little person, Mini Lili, that lives inside of another character’s belly (Microcosmos)..

Would you think a finger show would keep your attention? Ha! Theater of hands will do just that. Multiple hands take us through a lifetime worth of events in minutes. The mini-dramas are projected onto a cloud.

I have to say my favorite performance is of the group of fish a.k.a female contortionist bending and twisting on a giant hand.

Each scene and performance is completely unexpected and delightfully unusual. You will definitely leave with an expanded imagination and tons to talk about. There was so much more to see, and we know you’re Kurios, but we won’t ruin it for you.

Check out photos and clips below!

All Photos: Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil


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[PHOTOS] Teva celebrates the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhené Aiko collection at NeueHouse in Los Angeles

GRAMMY nominated artist Jhené Aiko celebrated the launch of her Teva x Jhené Aiko collection with a private event at NeueHouse in Los Angeles, California.

The ethereal cool girl wore an ATM bodysuit paired with Moussy denim and a Thompson Street Studio by Susan Cianciolo and Kiva Motnyk kimono from the Hammer Museum.

Jhené mingled with guests at the private event that took place on NeueHouse’s posh penthouse rooftop where she previewed the collection for an intimate crowd ahead of its May 2 public launch. Guests also enjoyed a vegan dinner with the artist who talked about the inspiration behind her second collection with Teva. Beau Big Sean also showed up to support and celebrate her new collection.

The Teva x Jhené Aiko collection is a fusion of Teva’s most iconic sandal silhouettes and the singer-songwriter’s daring yet eclectic style. Built with the adventurous soul in mind, the three exclusive shoe styles are available beginning May 2 at Teva.com, starting at $75.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Singer Jhene Aiko at the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Singer Jhene Aiko at the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Singer Jhene Aiko (L) and rapper Big Sean at the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Singer Jhene Aiko at the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: The launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: The launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: The launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhene Aiko Collection at NeueHouse Los Angeles on May 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Deckers Brands/Teva)
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Electric Sky Wine takes over SXSW 2017

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Would You Pay $150K for Miami Music Week VIP Package?

Looking for something to set your weekend apart from all others?! How about giving this $150,000 “Flying High” travel package a shot. Made possible by JetSmarter and SLS South Beach & Hyde Beach, just in time for Miami Music Week.

Partygoers from around the world flock to South Florida for the annual Miami Music Week (March 21st -26th), and now with JetSmarter, SLS South Beach and Hyde Beach, they can do so in over-the-top style. The three luxury lifestyle brands have joined forces to create the ultimate party package for an epic weekend, perfect for music fanatics with exclusive tastes & deep pockets. (Contact us if you’re going, we wanna tag along!)

The “Flying High with JetSmarter and SLS South Beach & Hyde Beach” starts at $150,000, and includes the following:

  • Private jet roundtrip flight for eight people from anywhere in the world
  • One year JetSmarter membership (Valued at $15,000)
  • Chauffer pick up on Wednesday, March 22 just in time to kick off opening night of Miami Music Week at SLS South Beach
  • Dinner at Katsuya on Wednesday, March 22 for eight with a special presentation by Chef’s Omkase Menu and Sake Pairing
  • Four luxurious suites for a five night stay at SLS South Beach
  • All-access passes to backstage and celebrity and artist VIP lounge
  • Side stage DJ VIP Table with $20,000 in beverage credit kicking off with a personally engraved 3L bottle of Ace Of Spades, all week long
  • Your own opening DJ set at the closing party of SLS Music Week on Sunday, March 26th
  • Goodbye dinner at The Bazaar by Jose Andres featuring Chef’s Menu and Wine Pairing

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MAXIM Super Bowl Party 2017

Oh you missed the hottest party of Super Bowl 2017? No worries! I’ll tell you all about it!
The MAXIM Super Bowl Party 2017 was nothing short of amazing. There were celebrities, trend setters, and just good old fashioned beautiful people by the hundreds. The party was presented by Thomas J Henry, and produced by Karma International at the brand new Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland, Texas.
Not only were there celebs like Fergie, Ludacris, Adrienne Bailon, Chase Crawford, Nick Cannon and to many more to mention walk the red carpet, but the music lineup was sick!
The talent line up was one that you really didn’t want to miss, featuring hip hop recording artist Travis Scott, DNCE, a deejay set by DJ Khaled, strolling performers, aerialists and more! Art, fashion, music and sports all smushed together to create a memorable night.
You must not forget about the liquor! Thanks to Bud lite, Absolut Elyx, Tequila Avíon. Champagne provided GH Mumm and Perrier Jouet, the drinks were nonstop through the night! It was so much fun mingling with everyone! The Maxim Super Bowl 2017 didn’t disappoint! 

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Answer Conference 2017

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[Photos] Antonia Brown & DJ Khaled Host Celeb Super Slam

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The Motivated Mom Tour Super Mom Super Bowl LI Luncheon Edition

 

HOUSTON, TX, February 10, 2017—The Motivated Mom Tour Super Mom Super Bowl LI Luncheon Edition, powered by Prudential Financial, Inc., and supported by corporate partners Hilton Worldwide, Coca-Cola and BET Centric, scored a touchdown! in Houston, TX this past Super Bowl LI.  Over 100 attendees including moms, entrepreneurs and media professionals enjoyed a full afternoon of empowered networking at the chic red carpet event held at the Hess Club in the beautiful and bustling Galleria area.

Motivated mom Latoyia Dennis had the pleasure of hosting Johnette Patton (Usher Raymond’s mother), Crystal Wilson (Shanice’s mother), Rose Rock (Chris and Tony Rocks mother), Tyra Wardlow (Meagan Good’s mother), and Michele Thornton as the moderator on a panel geared towards women empowerment.

Women, but mothers in particular, are consumed by their kids, and tending to everyone else’s needs above their own. These moms said not today! It’s time to shift your thinking to self-restoration, and start living your BEST life! Yesss to that! A quote that resonated with me during the panel discussion was when Rose Rock, said “It’s never too late to start living your life! I’m 68, and my life isn’t over!” This really stayed with me because we all start some kind of life project that we feel isn’t quite where we want it to be, but hearing her say that gives me hope that it can get to my level of expectation.

There were all kinds of golden nuggets of information dropped throughout the evening. I really left feeling empowered and motivated to get started!

  

 

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Official Winner’s List from the 74th Golden Globes Awards!

Everyone tuned into the first major award show of the season, the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Donald Glover, and his hit TV show on FX “Atlanta” stole the night with wins in Best Actor and TV series in the Comedy & Musical categories.  What has everyone talking is his acceptance speech though, is when he goes on to thank the city of Atlanta, the black folks in it, and rap trio The Migos.

“I just really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta. For real. Just for being alive and doing amazing [things] and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta. And I really want to thank the Migos—not for being in the show—but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like that’s the best song ever.” He calls them “The Beatles of this generation” and that “they don’t get a lot of respect.”

Unfortunately, Issa and the crew from “Insecure” didn’t take home any Golden Globes, but it is still one of my favorite shows to hit TV in a very long time.  Viola Davis also won for her supporting role in the hit stage play turned movie “Fences,” and Tracee Ellis Ross won for “Black-ish,” making her the first black actress to win in this category since Debbie Allen took home the trophy for Fame, in 1982.  She dedicated her Golden Globe to women of colour saying… “This is for all the women of colour and colourful people whose stories, ideas, and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you,” she said on stage. 

Watch Donald Glover’s Backstage speech and question session below.

Movies

Best picture, drama: Moonlight
Best picture, comedy or musical: La La Land
Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, La La Land
Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Supporting actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Animated film: Zootopia
Foreign language film: Elle (France)
Original score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Original song: “City of Stars,” La La Land

Television

Best series, drama: “The Crown,” Netflix
Best series, comedy or musical: “Atlanta,” FX
Best television movie or mini-series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Actress, drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”
Supporting actor: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”