T.I. Hosts Black Panther Screening in Atlanta

On Tuesday, Walmart and Marvel Studios presented an advance screening for the much-anticipated comic book superhero film Black Panther at Regal Hollywood Theater in atlanta.

Rapper T.I. brought out his children -- Major, 9, King, 13, Domani, 16, Messiah, 18, and baby Heiress, 1. The rap boss gave away 250 tickets to the screening at Walmart off Cascade Road on Monday.

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NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes turned an insult into a money-making opportunity by selling t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring her mugshots from an arrest in the early 1990s. The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star was inspired to wear her mugshots on a shirt after co-star Sheree Whitfield mentioned her old arrest for boosting clothes from a shopping mall.

"Growing up without my mother or father i experienced many growing pains but without them, i could not be who i am or have accomplished the things that i have today," NeNe wrote in an Instagram post showing her proudly wearing a black shirt featuring her mugshots. "Your past does NOT determine your future," she added.

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Last night, Bossip and WE TV teamed up to celebrate the launch of their newest series "Bossip on WE" at the W Midtown's Elevate lounge. The star-studded night honored some of the industry's most stylish celebrities as they showcased their own unique fashion sense. Invited guests included (L-R): Towanda Braxton, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Ms Juicy, Zonnique Pullins, and Trina Braxton.

Photo by James Pray

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K Michelle

Local drag queen socialite K Michelle hosted Prive Fridays in Atlanta with an assortment of local celebrities -- none of whom you would recognize offhand. Rumors that K Michelle underwent a procedure to drain the silicone from her buttocks appear to be lies.
Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Sheree Whitfield

In 2011, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Sheree Whitfield began construction on her dream home, the fittingly named Chateau Sheree.

Whitfield can't move her belongings into the 15,000 sq. ft. mansion off Mt. Paran Road in SW Atlanta because of construction delays due to structural problems, a water leak and money issues.

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Sheree Whitfield

Reality TV personality Sheree Whitfield posed for the paparazzi as the wind blew through her hair weave following her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live' on Sunday, Jan. 10 in New York. Sheree stepped out in select pieces from her revived 'She by Sheree' fashion collection.
Photos: BlayzenPhotos/Splash News

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NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live on Sunday. She discussed a fight between Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey.

Yes, there are still people in the world who believe 2 grown women drawing a paycheck from the same employer will engage in fisticuffs on television.

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Tisha and Bob Whitfield

Last week I told you about former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Sheree Whitfield reuniting with her ex-husband, former NFL player Bob Whitfield, for an upcoming Iyanla: Fix My Life episode.

I also mentioned Mr. Whitfield playing the field with several young women including Sheree Whitfield; a local blogger and a California woman.

Last week, the California woman reached out in a friendly email to point out a few inaccuracies in my blog post.

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Bob Whitfield and Sheree Whitfield

Former Atlanta falcons player Bob Whitfield is back in the news. Whitfield and his ex-wife, Sheree Whitfield, will appear on an upcoming episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life.

Whitfield, who recently moved back to Atlanta from Los Angeles and is reportedly living with his mother, has been juggling women on both coasts, including Sheree and another woman in California named Teshia (pictured left).

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Chateau Sheree Whitfield

According to Miss Jia, the IRS has filed a tax lien against former Atlanta housewife, Sheree Whitfield.

According to a multiple listing service, Whitfield paid $319k for the property on Lake Forrest Dr in north Atlanta, near Chastain Park in January 2011. Whitfield began building her dream home -- dubbed 'Chateau Sheree' -- in the Spring of 2011. But the home sat for long periods untouched as construction stalled due to financial issues, according to Straightfromthea.com.

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Tameka Foster's ex-husband Ryan Glover, 2nd from right, comforts Ashley "AJ" Jewell's good friend, producer Jazze Pha, far right, as friends look on. Family and friends turned out to say goodbye to Ashley "AJ" Jewell, who passed away from unknown causes last week. The funeral was held at the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, yesterday.
Pictures by BRANT SANDERLIN, BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

L to R: April Love, Ed Hartwell, Lisa Wu Hartwell (with back to camera) and Lisa McCall (Kandi Burrus' manager) were among friends and family who attended the funeral of AJ Jewell at Ray of Hope Christian Church yesterday.

Frederick Richardson, the man charged with killing Jewell, was ordered held without bond.
Photo: BRANT SANDERLIN, BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

One of several cars carrying Jewell's family pulls into the church. RHOA cast member Kandi Burruss' engagement to Jewell had been a point of contention between Burruss and her mother, who objected to her daughter marrying a man with six children from four different women. Burrus gave a moving eulogy during the service.
Photo: BRANT SANDERLIN, BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Women walk toward the church as a deputy directs traffic. In a recent interview with the AJC, Burruss said she was surprised that the public was so interested in her life with Jewell. Other funeral guests included R&B singer Monica, Usher's estranged wife, Tameka Foster; Jamie Foster Brown (Sister2Sister magazine publisher), RHOA cast members NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak and Dwight Eubanks. Sheree Whitfield was noticeably absent. Old school R&B singer Danny Boy sang.
Photo: BRANT SANDERLIN, BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Does Serena know this bish? A fan wipes down rapper Common during his set at the Hennessy event at Velvet Room Saturday night.


Pseudo-singer Amerie performed at velvet Room on Saturday night.

Boyz II Men performed live at the Velvet Room. The audience blacked out when the Boyz came out onstage.


Tameka Foster ex-Glover, ex-Raymond was all up in the VIP like she's a celebrity

The VIP at Velvet Room was full of wanna-be celebs like RHOA cast member Sheree Whitfield, who plays a fashion designer on TV. Sheree just got in from NYC where she debuted her fashion line far away from the Fashion Week Bryant Park tents location where the real designers strutted their stuff.

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Even style icons make mistakes. We've all seen Rihanna when she's on top of her game. But obviously, Rihanna took the weekend off. We don't know why she threw a faux fur vest over a striped top with black leggings and gold accessories that would make Mr. T proud. But we hope she gets over her 60s style obsession and returns to her senses.

Speaking of a hot sizzling mess, what was going on with Beyonce down under in Australia over the weekend? Judging by the smudged lipstick, either Bey was in a great hurry to join her hubby Jay Z in London or she let Solange's son Jules apply her lip gloss.

I guess Jay Z's mother never told him that if he makes ugly faces too frequently, his mug will freeze in that position? Maybe that explains why Jigga always looks like he's taking a dump. That and the fact that he's pushing 41 now and is dependent on his prescription Viagra to keep him "up" so to speak. Jay Z performed live with rock band Coldplay in London, England over the weekend, and nobody cared.

Big baby LeBron James is everywhere these days. Yesterday, LeBron played catch with members of the Dallas Cowboys before they lost to the lowly NY Giants. Maybe he brought them bad luck?

RHOA cast member Sheree Whitfield wrapped up her fashion line debut in NYC and flew back to Atlanta Saturday, just in time to attend a Hennessy event at the Velvet Room. I guess she knows exactly where to go to be seen, huh? Speaking of fake azzes, I hear that Sheree joined the long list of women who opted for butt injections instead of the fashionable butt pads made popular by Beyonce. A loyal reader tells me she bumped up against Sheree and mistook her butt for a concrete slab. "It was THAT hard," wrote my reader in an email.

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TV personality and self-professed fashion designer Sheree Whitfield will silence all critics when she debuts her much-maligned clothing line, She By Sheree, at Fashion Week in NYC. Sheree promises that her pieces will not come straight off a Macy's rack as was alleged by industry insiders who should know.

She By Sheree will debut its "form fitting, powerful and international, sexy chic" collection on September 13 for the fashion conscious woman. The cameras will be rolling for an episode of RHOA. I'm sure I'll be getting an email any day now accusing Sheree of ripping off some other designer's designs.

Shout out to Mychal Knight!

OK I'm kidding about the Ryan Cameron Morning Show, lol. Actually Ryan, who hosts the popular Ryan Cameron Show in the drive time slot on WVEE in Atlanta, is subbing all this week for the Kang, Frank Ski, who along with Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia, helms the popular Frank & Wanda Morning Show.

Party planner Anthony, who also goes by the names Tony Shorter and Tyson, called in to the show this morning to speak with Ryan to clear the air about his much-publicized bitch fight with "fashion designer" Sheree Whitfield from last night's premiere of RHOA.

In an email to Sandrarose.com yesterday, Anthony stated that the producers of the show hired him -- not Sheree -- to coordinate her so-called "Divorce party" into his Atlanta Music Festival back in March. Obviously Anthony was set up to fail from the very beginning.

Anthony, the party planner who referred to reality TV personality Sheree Whitfield as a "trashy bitch" during an episode of RHOA, wrote in to clear the air. Anthony wants you to know he is not gay. And, in addition to being a proud husband and father, he is a consummate professional like fellow party planner Jamahl King.

Hi Sandra,

I am reaching out trying to get the facts straight. First, I am not GAY! Married with children, and love PUSSY.

Second, I was never hired by Sheree or Bravo to do a party. This event was for the Atlanta Music Festival, and the producer's ask me to modify the event to be included in an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, entitled Sheree's Divorce Party.

I also consider myself to be a professional with a long standing resume. But, unless you have work with Sheree or had any dealings with her you wouldn't understand, where I am coming from.

Thank you,

Anthony

Photo: Splash News Online

An insider who has seen the 2nd season of The Real Foreclosed And Bankrupt Housewives Of Atlanta tells me that the producers decided to "do something different with Sheree [Whitfield] this year."

It seems that Sheree wasn't happy with her portrayal as a psycho bitch during the 1st season of RHOA. So this season, the producers will play up the sympathy angle with Sheree.

"Sheree almost breaks down when she talks about how Bob [Whitfield] stopped paying the house notes," my source told me. "She didn't know she was about to be evicted."

She described the fight that I posted earlier between Sheree and her gay party planner, Anthony, as "much worse than the video you posted." Apparently the two get physical in the full scene that will be shown tonight. Anthony goes on to curse out Sheree and even refers to Sheree's mother as a 'bitch' in the fight scene.

According to my source, former Xscape lead singer Kandi Burrus will surprise everyone. "They're pushing Kandi out there more by making her go up against NeNe. I didn't know she had it in her," said the insider while describing the on-screen action between the newcomer Kandi and original cast member NeNe Leakes. "But I guess if she didn't [fight NeNe] they would have kicked her off the show."

My source also indicated that this season might not be the ratings bonanza the producers had hoped for. When pushed for details, my source said, "I'm not saying it's totally wack. Just watch the first show tonight, you'll see."

Here's a sneak peek from the 2nd season of Real Foreclosed and Bankrupt Housewives of Atlanta, which premieres tonight. In this scene, a totally classless Sheree Whitfield, a former boutique owner who now claims to be a fashion designer, argues with her gay party planner.

Here's some behind-the-scenes info: our friend, celebrity party planner Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. Events Planning Firm (pictured left), was originally asked to be Sheree's party planner for the 2nd season (Jamahl didn't tell me this, but a little birdie did).

Some of you may recall that it was Jamahl who planned She' By Sheree's fashion line launch party during the 1st season (Jamahl wanted to hire me to shoot that party, but I politely declined). If you recall, there were no fashions at the first fashion line launch party.

In all fairness, the 2nd launch party for She' By Sheree (also planned by Jamahl King) came off without a hitch and included fashions from her line (see the pics from the party here).

Anyway, from what I hear, Jamahl King politely declined to partake in the buffoonery this season. So, Anthony, the unfortunate party planner in this video, got the gig.

Anyone who has worked with Jamahl King (Usher, Monica, Ne-Yo, NIKE, etc.) knows that Jamahl is the consummate professional and would never allow himself to be played out in this manner.

[DISCLAIMER:
I was not contacted by any of the parties involved regarding these disputes. This information is available publicly on the Internet.
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EDJ Realty - DeShawn Snow Foundation

I accepted a position at this company early in 2007. Got there only to find out that there was 'no one home'. None of the people there knew about business practices. On the real estate side - no sales were being generated. On the foundation side - no money was being raised.

For me, and those before me and even those to come, are all hired because of their apparent education level, capabilities, brain power, skill, know-how and desire to make this company grow. You very seldom come in contact with the owner. Instead you meet the front line who are relatives of the owner. I called them the 'gate keepers'.

One is just a 'gofer' to do the bidding of the owner. The other does nothing except school work (sometimes); plays on the computer (most of the time) and negatively reports to the owner on every movement, word, action, etc. made by anyone hired to do the job. It seems that within months the new person is fired.

Do not waste your time here. It's just total 'Ghettofabulous' behavior. And like the owner would tell you. 'I am bigger than EDJ and the Foundation' whatever that means. EXPECT TO BE FIRED BECAUSE OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY.

Thora
Lawrenceville, Georgia
U.S.A.

Comment posted on BravoTV:

Sheree Whitfield hosted a party at the Fay Gold Gallery on April 20, 2008. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta" filmed the event & there was other media coverage. Ms. Whitfield enlisted the services of Ardoin Enterprises to replace the event planner she fired on air. Ardoin Enterprises was notified in less than 12 hours to provide desserts & decoration for the dessert table & ice sculpture table. Ms. Whitfield was billed the following day for the bakery bill of $346.61 & an additional discounted charge of $50 for services rendered. Ms. Whitfield wrote a check for $386 which bounced and after repeated attempts to collect the debt has not paid to date (7/31/08). She has been notified via telephone & email & has been presented with various methods of payment including credit card but has failed to make good on her obligation. She is on the verge of being sued in small claims court for the debt owed.

Posted by Violetta Ardoin | July 31, 2008 9:36 PM