Published by Angel on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm.
Tonight, DC philanthropists and socialites John Burns
, Kheira Benkreira
, Abiye Abebe
, Joseph Orji
HHP Performing at BloomBar's Benefit
anchor Maureen Bunyan
and others host an exclusive event in honor of South African hip-hop artist Hip Hop Pantsula
BloomBars Benefit Reception
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Place: Policy (1904 14th St. NW)
Proceeds from tonight’s event will go to BloomBars “Artist-in-Bloom Visiting Residency Initiative”, a cultural exchange program that brings artists of different cultures and levels of success together to network, and supports the growth of up and coming artist.
The 29 year old hip-hop icon sometimes called the “Jay-Z of Africa” infuses South African cultural influences in his music by mixing Setswana, isiZulu and Sesotho languages in his lyrics. His critically acclaimed fourth album Acceptance Speech featured Amerie in the video for his single “Music and Lights”. On his upcoming project HHP is collaborating with rap icon Nas, and Wyclef Jean.
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Published by Angel on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm.
BET WH Correspondent Andre Showell, Angel Elliott and Guest
After the BET Honors took place Saturday night, we threw an after party at the Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave.) in true BET style, complete with glitz, glamour and a-listers.
Tichina Arnold and Chris Tucker at the BET Honors After Party, photo by Dorothy Tene Redmond for Metromix
The event was decadently decorated by the illustrious Andre Wells and team, and DJ D-Nice was on the 1’s and 2’s. Also in the building was the BET Honors host Gabrielle Union, CW’s Paul Wharton, Trey Songz (who briefly serenaded the ladies at the DJ booth) and Redskins #11 Devin Thomas.
AJ Calloway, Gary and Ray, photo by Dorothy Tene Redmond for Metromix
Published by Angel on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm.
What’s up guys? I’m on the red carpet at the third annual BET Honors and I’ll be giving you updates via Blackberry from the red carpet and beyond! Stay tuned.
Update: 5:19PM One of tonights honorees, esteemed Dr. Keith Black walks the red carpet with his wife
Dr. Keith Black, BET Honors Honoree
Update: 5:40PM BET Honors host, actress Gabrielle Union walked the red carpet in a silver and nude inspired gown. She hosted Debre Lee’s VIP dinner last night as well.
Gabrielle Union, BET Honors Red Carpet
Update: 6:06PM Interviewing Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the BET Honors
Oscar Nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson
Check for Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Diddy and more after the cut.
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Published by Angel on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm.
Diddy Parties at Park at Fourteenth
Yeah so, I didn’t want to be too hasty in announcing the location, (or lack thereof) or date of Sean “Diddy” Comb’s first party for the weekend, but I guess I can go ahead since the venue has made the announcement.
Diddy and entourage will have a party at Marc Barnes’ Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St. NW) this Friday, probably after he attends the ultra exclusive party given by Ms. Lee for the BET Honors honorees that night.
Remember Diddy’s being honored at the third annual BET Honors, taping this Saturday, January 16th.
I’ll keep you updated when I get more info…
Published by Angel on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 9:20 am.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, Whitney Houston, Dr. Keith Black
Well now we all know why Sean “Diddy” Combs really chose next week to be his “Dirty Money/Bad Boy” weekend. The 40-year-old entertainment mogul and entrepreneur will be honored with others luminaries at our third annual BET Honors, taping in Washington DC at the Warner Theater (1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) January 16th.
Other honorees include r&b legend and diva, Whitney Houston, Oscar nominated actress and Grammy Award winning rapper Queen Latifah, educator Ruth Simmons and neurosurgeon Keith Black.
Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, and Patti LaBelle will be presenting and perform, while actress Gabrielle Union will serve as host.
Dr. Cornel West and Angel Elliott at the BET Honors
Are you ready for this bit of Hollywood to descend on the nations cap? I am. The weekend is full of events that I’ll be attending besides the main show. I’ll be sure to give you the inside scoop on the after parties, get-together-s and galas that go down as a result of the third annual BET Honors!