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Just when we thought the world of Web Series had settled a little, some rather shocking news came our way. We have to admit this one comes as not only a shocker, but was completely unexpected…

Actor, and Web Star, Gary Lavard, has parted ways with Signal 23 TV!

 

When it comes to Web Stars, Gary can be pretty much considered the Beyonce of their world. His look, skill, acting, and charm makes him the rising star so many of them aspire to be. Still, most of his work has been done under the umbrella of Signal 23 TV as practically the face of their brand.

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As you recall, he played the role of “Vince,” on the first season of About Him. He alongside, Brandon Karson, Rico Pruitt, and Rahim Brazil were all the breakout stars. In the second season, About Him: The Revolution, he starred as “Dustin,” alongside Chris June. He also made an appearance in Signal 23 TV’s latest series, Kingdom Heights.

Gary provided us with an official letter to the fans who have supported him during this process. Check it out below:

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We are not sure what Gary’s next move is, but we can deny the rumor that he is moving on to Bawn TV to join the cast of H.I.M. for the upcoming season. As he informs us, “Naw no plans to…I’m just wanting a peaceful exit brother…” In the meantime you can catch him in Signal 23 TV’s latest movie, The Big Gay Hangover; which we assume was his final project with him. We wonder what the differences were between him and the network. Nevertheless, we wish both parties the best.

Whatever Gary decides to do we know it will be done with class, finesse, and professionalism. After all, this is a man who has all the qualities to be a true leading man and mainstream star. We have already caught him on The Fate of The Furious and Greenleaf, and we just know it is only up for him. Don’t worry, we will keep you posted on Mr. Lavard’s upcoming projects!

In the meantime, catch him this Tuesday night on WTT Radio’s Currently Mikey w/ Rocc from 7-9 PM EST. Click here  to download the app or you won’t be able to listen in! We love you Gary!

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Homecoming? Rico Pruitt (@TheRicoPruitt) Returns to Signal23TV!

It has been quite awhile since Rico Pruitt’s name has run through the blogosphere. As always, the boy delivers some banging news. In a surprise turn of events Rico seems to have a new lease on life and has opted to return to the network that made him popular, Signal23TV!

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It has been quite awhile since Rico Pruitt’s name has run through the blogosphere. As always, the boy delivers some banging news. In a surprise turn of events Rico seems to have a new lease on life and has opted to return to the network that made him popular, Signal23TV!

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As you may recall Rico left Signal23TV nearly two years ago, accusing the network of mishandling his money and plaguing his life after starring in shows, “About Him” and its spin off, “About Justin.” He then went on to do independent projects that included a short porn stint and web series, “Too LIT” and “DM Diaries” with his now ex-boyfriend, ArQuez. We spoke to Rico about this turn of events, early last week, and he had the following to say:

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“It’s the right time in my life to return and make amends. I realize I was not ready for the fame and opportunities my time with them [Signal23TV] afforded me…Now I’m out here running my own life and doing things my way. It’s time to get back to what I love, which is acting, and really make some boss moves. Stay tuned this is only the beginning of big things!”

We are happy to see Rico getting back to real acting and blazing his own path. His reconciliation with Signal23TV shows a lot of growth and both sides willingness to allow bygones to be bygones and perhaps recreate the days of old when the network was nothing short of a phenomenon. The “signal” has been lit–pun intended–and we are excited to see all the great things coming from this reunion. Check out the promo Signal23TV released welcoming our boy back! Good luck Rico!

Hot right? What do you guys think of Rico’s return to Signal23TV, sound off in the comments section below!

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[VIDEO] The King Returns! Rahim Brazil (@rahimbrazil) Releases New Music Video & Teases New Album!

We love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL, as indicated by our content and numerous lists–yes we decide who and what’s poppin’ in the Web World! When it comes to who’s poppin’ right now Rahim Brazil sits near the top of our list with two hit web series, Twisted and Cheaterz Never Win, he has created and now his long awaited return to music with a promo video for his forthcoming album entitled Elevated.

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We love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL, as indicated by our content and numerous lists–yes we decide who and what’s poppin’ in the Web World! When it comes to who’s poppin’ right now Rahim Brazil sits near the top of our list with two hit web series, Twisted and Cheaterz Never Win, he has created and now his long awaited return to music with a promo video for his forthcoming album entitled Elevated.

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The promo video looks pretty amazing and leaves us wondering what we can expect from Elevated. We know Rahim is an awesome rapper and even more amazing performer. We got to see him up close and personal at Twisted star, Martel Star’s album release party for Emerald City. HE WENT IN!

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The grapevine has told us that Rahim may have some collaborations with not only Martel Star, but November as well. Another circulating rumor is he is interested in working with another Web Star turned artist, Kvng David. We have to admit a collaboration between these two would be epic, but the song we heard at Martel’s aforementioned release party, Go Off, would be LIT. Maybe if we mix Eli Liberty in there somewhere too…hmmm… Honestly we would love to see him release a ballad somewhere on his new album. We first fell for Rahim’s music after hearing him sing on Facebook Live late 2016. (Rahim–hint, hint!)

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Rahim Brazil proves yet again that he is living fire, and there really is nothing he cannot do. Check back here for updates on Elevated and a review. You can also catch our boy as he returns back in front of the camera in Twisted 2 this fall! Congrats on EVERYTHING Rahim, we expect nothing but GREATNESS from you!

What do you all think of Rahim’s newest venture? Sound off in the comments’ section below! Happy viewing and future listening!

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Poolside Pretty! 10 Web Stars We’re Dying To See Shirtless This Summer!

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means lots of sun, barbecue, good times, and SKIN! Yep, the Sun decides to finally show herself after the winter that would not end and we are stoked to see a few hot bods sitting pretty and poolside! We know there are a lot of downright sexy Web Stars, but there are few we definitely want with a few less items of clothing. You’ve seen them sexy, we told you who’s popular, and you already know who’s influential–now learn who we are dying to see WET!

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Memorial Day is upon us and that means lots of sun, barbecue, good times, and SKIN! Yep, the Sun decides to finally show herself after the winter that would not end and we are stoked to see a few hot bods sitting pretty and poolside! We know there are a lot of downright sexy Web Stars, but there are few we definitely want with a few less items of clothing. You’ve seen them sexy, we told you who’s popular, and you already know who’s influential–now learn who we are dying to see WET!

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Toni Bryce

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We are currently singing in unison with the late and great Keri Hilson (y’all know she is one single away from UnSung) “All eyes on me when I walk in, no question that that this girl’s a 10, don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!” Ms. Brynce believe us when we tell you we don’t hate you! Toni has been making some serious moves in the last year we have known and becoming more and more gorgeous by the day. Whether she’s getting “Twisted” on set with Rahim Brazil and company, or “kiki-ing” on Girls, her “Pretty Girl Rock” is real, mesmerizing, and her curves would look awesome in a wet suit. Cocktails with Toni anyone? YES PLEASE!

9.

Brandon Karson

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Summer is hot and Brandon Karson is FINE! Yes, the man that showed the world it’s all “About Him” still has it and we want it! Brandon consistently serves face, fashion, and verbal ferocity, but as of late he’s been a one man show in making light skinned sexy again. We have to say it is working and we LIVE for his shirtless Instagram Stories. Is there any way we can make them last longer than 24 hours though. IG we need you on that ASAP!

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