A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night

Yesterday, Datari Turner Productions premiered its sixth film at Sundance: A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night. Attending from the film were stars Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, and Dijon Talton; director Qasim Basir; writer Samantha Turner and producer Datari Turner. The film debuted in the NEXT category, a class of films at the festival that take an “innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.” The sold-out screening at Park City Library earned a standing ovation and plenty of buzz, capping off a whirlwind weekend of various press interviews, photo shoots, and events.

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream is set on the night of the 2016 Presidential election, when “Cass” (Hardwick), an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with “Free” (Good), a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers.

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream is written by Qasim Basir and Samantha Turner and produced by Datari Turner. Executive producers are Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick, Jash’d Kambui Belcher, Jamal Chilton, Tim Weatherspoon, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, and Phil Thornton.

Datari Turner Productions is a California-based Film and Television production company founded by Datari Turner in 2010. Follow @datariturner and @boygirldream_movie on Instagram and Twitter for more information.

Novesta Launches Spring 2018 Collection

Going into its third spring collection in America, Slovakian-based Novesta is launching new colorways for the brand’s hero sneakers STAR MASTER low top and STAR DRIBBLE high top as well as introducing a new STAR MASTER SLIP-ON sneaker. Bloodworth & Company will manage North America brand sales.

The Novesta story began in 1939 when the famous shoemaker Jan Antonin Bata opened a factory in the small town of Partizánske in the middle of Slovakia. Since its debut, Novesta had become one of the most popular brands throughout Europe. Novesta’s unique sneakers, which pair imaginative design with timeless sophistication, are a favorite around the world. The brand is dedicated to manufacturing shoes according to the highest environmental standards, using materials such as natural rubber and 100% cotton and linen. These certified materials allow Novesta to produce ecological footwear of the highest quality. The natural rubber sole is machine-pressed onto the body of the shoe. The shoe is then finished by precise manual work completed by skilled craftsmen. This ethnical and ecological process results in tire marks around the outsole which is Novesta’s trademark look. The Novesta signature outsole features the brand’s signature TRAMPKY GUY. “Tramp” is the slovakian word for hiking, and “TRAMPKY”, is what Slovakians use to define sneakers. During the 1950’s, hiking became the most popular recreational trend across Europe for nearly a decade. In honor of this, Novesta created the first shoe to accommodate all of Europe’s hiking needs. In 1960, the “Trampky Guy” was born.

The S’18 collection is based on a multiple of classics with the core style of Novesta presented in Japanese denim. Novesta’s classic models emerged in the 1940’s and ’50’s and gradually became the shape of European footwear. Denim has a history as an American textile, brought to Japan in 1945 as military surplus products after WWII. Supported by the fabric dye experience and cotton textile production, Japanese denim has become one of the most prestigious and classic textiles in the last seventy years.

Novesta styles featuring Japanese denim are created with respect for the legacy of both cultures, defining a new basic for Spring 2018. New colors in the classic STAR MASTER and STAR DRIBBLE include BLANKYT (ice blue), BLUEPRINT (an exclusive Slovakian print), and Japan Denim in Black, Blue, Grey, Navy, and Red. The new STAR MASTER SLIP-ON is available in a variety of colors, and the STAR MASTER COLOUR SOLE features new White uppers with a choice of Pink, Orange, Navy, Green, Red, or Yellow soles.

For more information, please visit gonovesta.com


About Novesta
Novesta made its humble beginnings in Slovakia’s historic Bata Industrial Park in 1939 specializing in crude rubber and cotton canvas. It quickly became the main supplier to top European designers and shoemakers for over half a century. In 1992, Novesta, the brand, was formed. It continues to supply top brands with their crude rubber and is now renown as one of the top shoe companies in the world. Novesta only uses natural materials in their production and always finishes with a touch of European sensibility. The brand is dedicated to manufacturing shoes according to the highest environmental standards, using materials such as natural rubber and 100% cotton and linen. The certified materials allow Novesta to produce ecological footwear of the highest quality. Novesta takes great pride in providing an ethical manufacturing environment.

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration

Talent attending included: Abdul Williams, Amanda Lipitz, Andrew Finkelstein, Angela Jollivette, Angie Edgar, Anthony Sparks, Beverly Bond, Brad Bernstein, Chelsea Hettrick, Chris Robinson, Damien Escobar, Damon Davis, Daniel Mooney, David Karabinas, Debra Lee, Dondre Whitfield, Emily V. Gordon, Erica Anderson, Ethan Hutchinson, Fredricka Whitfield, Iyanla Van Zant, James Ward, Janine Sherman Barrois, Jemele Hill, Jill Dickerson, John David Washington, Joshua Dubois, Julie Anderson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karissa Valencia, Kay Hanley, Keegan Kuhn, Keesha Sharp, Keith David, Ken Whittingham, Kevin Hooks, Kip Andersen, Kristin Robinson, Kumail Nanjiani, Kwyn Bader, Ledisi, Lena Waithe, Lonnie Chavis, Lynn Whitfield, Major, Mark Ford, Mark Nicholson, Marvin Sapp, May Chan, Mekita Faiye, Merle Dandridge, Michael Armstrong, Michael Smith, Michelle Lewis, Morgan Di Stefano, Natalie Paul, Paula Dofat, Pinky Cole, Reginald Hudlin, Rodney Scott, Sabaah Folayan, Salli Richardson, Samira Wiley, Scott Mills, Somi, Stacey Kim, Stella Meghie, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Gray, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tara Montgomery, Tina Lifford, Tituss Burgess, Woody McClain and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Winners in 47 categories were announced during the event.  The remaining 9 categories and Entertainer of the Year were announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded 49th NAACP Image Awards which broadcasted LIVE on TV One Monday, January 15, 2018, the national holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special hosted by Anthony Anderson.

Photos By: Rodin Eckenroth for TV One


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Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta Red Carpet Premiere

Recently, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta season two premiere of its original 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).

The cast was in attendance along with their famous parents Jermaine Dupri, Debra Antney and DJ Hurricane. Additional VIPs included Da Brat, Datari Turner (producer, “GrowingUp Hip Hop Atlanta”); “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Estelita Quintero, Karlie Redd and Melissa Scott; Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Mama June and daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson (“From Not to Hot”); Trina and Towanda Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”); Gocha Hawkins (“LA Hair”); Quad Webb-Lunceford (“Married to Medicine”); Demetria McKinney (eOne Recording Artist), Gary Hayes (“Dish Nation”), Juicy (“Rickey Smiley Morning Show”), Syleena Johnson (“Sister Circle”), Dawn Halfkenny (“Saints & Sinners”), Bangladesh (music producer) and 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: ATL” season 2, which was introduced by executive producer, Bow Wow. Following the screening, was a lively cast Q&A moderated by radio/tv personality Gary With Da Tea.

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

“Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL” premieres TONIGHT at 10/9c on WE tv.

PresentedBy Presents: Enzo Amore

Presentedby wanted to create a go-to place for sneakerheads as well as to showcase London’s unique sneaker culture. ‘We didn’t just want to create a sneaker store, we wanted to create the ultimate sneaker store in the world’s most popular city, which meant not only having the most sought-after sneakers ranging from £100 – £1000,000 ($119.24-$1192.43), and offering an *interest free credit facility for sneakers, but also having the world’s ultimate sneaker cleaning brand’s presence within the store; Crep Protect.

Enzo AmoreWWE Crusierweight Champion Enzo Amore is known for his love of sneakers and his no holds barred sense of style. Naturally, Presentedby and Enzo were a match made in heaven, with Enzo blown away by the store’s contents as well as the depth of sneaker culture knowledge shown by the staff.

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More Knots of Atlanta Trying to do Reality TV: G-Status ATL Hustle Cast Debut (**WARNING** EXPLICIT Content Inside)

We have grown accustom to some of the best in reality TV coming out of the Atlanta area. With this, we know that some of the Web Series creators have attempted to make a name doing it in web form. From Dr. George with “The Life Atl.” To Henderson Maddox with “The Boys Next Door.” To our recent aggravation of “Chasing Atlanta.” And, now comes, The Unknowns United G-Status: ATL Hustle.

Created by Famed Designer and Content Creator KL Allen, and one of his cast members name Jah Jah, this show is described as, “Several popular Gay men in Atlanta are spotlighted, taking viewers through a journey of their talents, struggles, personality and professional goals of working in the Entertainment Industry. This platform will showcase their success and growth individually and experiences in a group setting while they work together to create a Major Industry Event to enhance the LGBTQ Community.”

The LIES…. All the LIES….

Get into this cast:

Who are these young ladies???

The only one close to having a name is Sherrod. And he is only known for his Porn days as Fiji when he was busting it open all around the town. Recently, he’s alleged to have stolen money from Porn Phenom, Kash Dinero, which lead to a recent Twitter/Instagram Beef between the two and Sherrod almost getting beat up in the club for New Years. Lmfaooooooo…. The things our interns find out are priceless.

Next in line would be Sir Akeem. He has acted in many popular web series and is seen on Chasing Hope Atlanta as well. Is that a conflict of Interest? I mean….. Well, that ain’t our business. In any case, he has somewhat of a name amongst the Atlanta circuit and is fun to watch.

The rest of the Have Knots on the roster are cute in the Face but didn’t hit our radar when it came to Fame, Name, or Credibility. How they got casted, we dare not ask. However, we will be tuned in to see what they bring or DON’T bring to the Table……..

For more updates on the show Follow it on Social Media:

Instagram: @GStatusATLHustle / Facebook: GStatusATLHustle / Twitter: @Gsatlhustle