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When it comes to any event involving Tyler Perry the digs and stops are all out! Recently the entertainment mogul, in collaboration with BET, hosted a private screening and red carpet premiere for his two new series, “Sistas” and “The Oval” at Atlanta’s Southern Exchange event space. The event began with an hour of mixing and mingling of the city’s best and brightest in acting, filmmaking, producing, publicity, and media came out to show their support in flying colors with stars like Crystal R. Fox, Mike Merrill, Bresha Webb, Raven Goodwin, Andre King, and still others. Cast members from both series were also in attendance and DRESSED Oscar worthy!

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 20: Tyler Perry attends the Oval and Sistas screenings at Southern Exchange on October 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for BET)

Before showing the screenings consecutively Mr. Perry himself thanked the guest in attendance and expressed his happiness to be working with BET. He felt theirs was a partnership that has been long overdue and even hinted there may be more series in the works. The first series to be shown was “Sistas.” The series is a modern day “Girlfriends” based on four very different Black women as they collectively endure the trials of relationships, careers, dating, and of course their own friendships. Naturally, the men in their lives play key roles; from cheating husbands and boyfriends, gay best friends, and to one who’s sexuality is left to be determined. This is the series we have been waiting for! “Girlfriends” with a millennial twist is right on time!

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The Cast of “Sistas”

“The Oval,” unlike “Sistas” is truly about disharmony. In this series, which seems to be a portmanteau of “Scandal” and “Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Nots!” The series begins with a bang in the form of an unexpected domestic fight between the President and First Lady of The United States shortly before their Inauguration, meanwhile the White House butler’s family deals with not only rape accusations with his son and the First Daughter, but a cult trying to steal his granddaughter! Elsewhere, the Chief of Staff’s wife is embroiled in a torrid affair! Your heart will race, your jaw will drop as you are left reeling and waiting for the next twist and turn in this amazing series!

You can catch “Sistas” and “The Oval” on BET, airing Wednesday, October 23rd! Check out more pictures from the night’s events below!

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[EVENT RECAP] “grown-ish & broke!” Essence & Freeform Tackle College Debt w/ African-American Graduates on Spelman College!

College debt is something many Americans know all too well. In fact, according to Forbes, it affects forty-four million Americans who collectively owe 1.46 trillion dollars!  However, of that population it is African-American college graduates who are disproportionately affected. One in two of them default on their loans at some point in the twelve years following college, they tend to carry more student debt loans, and graduates of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take on thirty-two percent more debt than students at other colleges.

Recently, at Spelman College, Essence and Freeform collaborated on an event, “grown-ish x broke,” to show a screening of the latest episode of Freeform’s hit series, grown-ish (2018) which tackled and informed students on student debt and some solutions they could use to alleviate or solve them.

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College debt is something many Americans know all too well. In fact, according to Forbes, it affects forty-four million Americans who collectively owe 1.46 trillion dollars!  However, of that population it is African-American college graduates who are disproportionately affected. One in two of them default on their loans at some point in the twelve years following college, they tend to carry more student debt loans, and graduates of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take on thirty-two percent more debt than students at other colleges.

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[PHOTOS] Octavia Spencer & Other Celebrities Attend “ONWARD” World Premiere!

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” celebrated its world premiere tonight at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., welcoming stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger and Dave Foley, as well as filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director), Kori Rae (producer), Pete Docter (executive producer), Keith Bunin (screenplay by), Jason Headley (screenplay by), Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (original score composed by), Brandi Carlile, who performs the original end-credit song for the film, and Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, who wrote and produced the song with Carlile.       

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Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” celebrated its world premiere tonight at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., welcoming stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger and Dave Foley, as well as filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director), Kori Rae (producer), Pete Docter (executive producer), Keith Bunin (screenplay by), Jason Headley (screenplay by), Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (original score composed by), Brandi Carlile, who performs the original end-credit song for the film, and Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, who wrote and produced the song with Carlile.

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We cannot wait to see Disney and Pixar’s Onward, which hits theaters March 6, 2020, unveiled a new trailer, poster and images this morning. Set in a suburban fantasy world, “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Also featuring the voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Ian and Barley’s mom, Laurel Lightfoot, and Octavia Spencer as the voice of the Manticore, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.”

Check out photos from the event below! Happy Viewing!

 

 

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He’s “Supersonic!” Win Your Free Movie Passes to See “Sonic The Hedgehog!”

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

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FOR ATLANTA RESIDENTS ONLY!

He’s “Super Sonic!” Everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog has made his way to the Big Screen!

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Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

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Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

  1. What is another name for Dr. Robotnik?
  2. What is the name of the planet Sonic is from?
  3. What is the name of Sonic’s sidekick?
  4. What game system first introduced us to Sonic?

The first 25 people to answer the questions above (again) CORRECTLY will receive a free movie pass that admits themselves and one guest to a free screening of Sonic The Hedgehog.

Date:

Saturday, February 8th

Location:

xx

Time:

11:30 AM

 Email your answers to heymikeyatl@gmail.com! Happy viewing and “may the odds be forever in your favor!”

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG OPENS IN THEATRES

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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