If you were a fan of the movie ATL, get excited! The original cast is back and ready to hit the set for the sequel. And they made the official announcement on Instagram. Also, Wendy Williams is currently on vacay before the launch of her new clothing line. See the Instagram pics and get the deets inside….
If you were wondering what happens next between Rashad and New New in the coming of age film “ATL,” you’re in luck! There seems to be a sequel in the works. And it looks like the original core cast will be returning to reprise their roles.
T.I. (Rashad), Lauren London (New New), Evan Ross (Ant), Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy), Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) and the twins, Khadijah Haqq and Malika Haqq (who’s currently dating rapper/French Montana's homie Chinx) are back on a set to bring part 2 of the hit 2006 dramedy. And the original director, Chris Robinson, will helm the follow-up film.
You’ll recall, the original film was loosely based on the life of producer Dallas Austin and TLC singer T-Boz’s life growing up in Atlanta. And clearly, there are more stories to tell.
Tip took to Instagram to announce the sequel, posting a picture of his cast mates sitting around a restaurant table captioning, “#ATL2 Get Ready.”
Director Chris Robinson seems ecstatic about bringing the sequel to the big screen saying, “#ATL WAS A CLASSIC #ATL2 WILL BE LEGENDARY!!! "AND SO IT BEGINS" THE CREW @troubleman31 @jackielong @albeback @itsjasonweaver #RITF #BONG”
And Jason Weaver also expressed his excitement saying, “So... I can finally announce.. ! ATL 2 is officially going down. @troubleman31, @albeback , @jackielong and ya boi outchea putting this sequel together, led by our director @mrrobotodirector AKA "The General". The people want it, so we're doing it! #ATL2"
We’re here for it! Who else is excited?
Also on the 'gram....
Taking a break from the set of her daytime talk show, Wendy Williams is finally ready for some fun in the sun. The 50-year-old daytime talk show host slipped into a tiny, pink bikini and snapped a shot to let everyone know she’s currently getting in some R&R while on vacay. She captioned, "Made you look!! #NAS #loveyouforwatching #newshowsmarch9th #HSNlaunchmarch6th #DOIN!!"
Looks like Wendy is pampering herself before the launch of her apparel collection for HSN. Her new collection is expected to become available online starting March 6 and on-air, beginning March 28.
It's reported her clothing line will be a combination of loungewear, weekend wear, dresses, skirts and tops for every occasion. And she has something for women of all shapes with sizes ranging from XS to 3X.
During an interview with Women's Wear Daily, the tv host dished on her new line saying,
“First of all, I shop HSN. It’s a no-brainer that they bring convenience into households everywhere. Sometimes we get selfish when we live on a coast, we can just run and get fabulousness right around the corner. But when women are living in more remote areas of this country, they don’t have the benefit of jumping in the car and doing world-class shopping."
“I’m a woman of a particular age, and I find it very flattering that a 22-year-old girl can turn on the show and find something great to wear because her career is just starting. It also makes me flattered to know that a woman, who’s already an established attorney and may be 55 years old, is looking for a way to keep herself in the workforce because these young kids come along and out-do us. Spice it up — just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you have to wear everything at the knees or below. I’ve been known to wear very short stuff,” said Williams, who’s 5-foot, 11 inches tall and leans toward body-hugging clothes.
Photos: T.I.'s IG/Evan's IG/Khadijah's IG/Wendy's IG
Damon Dash gets candid in a recent interview with Sway Calloway where he talks about his $25 million lawsuit against director Lee Daniels, linking back up with Kanye West, his current relationship with his former business partner Jay Z and more. Get it all inside….
Damon Dash is on the promo trail for his new movie/web series Loisaidas (executive produced by Kanye West). And recently, he sat down with radio host Sway Calloway for yet another raw and uncut discussion on a number of things, including lawsuits, beefs and creating his own lane in the entertainment industry. We're always here for these types of tell-alls.
SIDENOTE: Before we get into the interview, we must address his missing tooth! A few months ago, Dame posted the pic above and explained he actually pulled his own tooth out. He said, "I just pulled my motherf*cking tooth out @doctorapa get at me these shits cost to much for that" Lordt...
The street savvy entrepreneur explained why he filed a $25 million lawsuit against "Empire" creator Lee Daniels. And it all boils down to not getting his paper!
Dame said he put up $2 million for a film project, but never received his money back. Dame and Lee then made a deal that would allow Dame to get paid on any other project Lee was working on until he got his money back. But, Dame said once the film Precious dropped, Lee went “missing.” He said they finally spoke caught up with one another and Lee was supposed to put Dame on “Empire.” That never happened, so Dame took him to court. He said he sued for $25 million because of the interest that accrued over 10 years. Damn!
Dame said he’s a businessman, so he has no problems going to court. In fact, he likes it. He said its therapy for him.
His thoughts on Hollywood? “F*ck Hollywood!”
The former Roc-A-Fella honcho spoke about re-teaming with Kanye West and presenting Ye with the Visionary Award at this year’s BET Honor Awards. He said he just needs Kanye to do for him what he did for him back in the day. He then broke down why he dropped Ye from Roc-A-Fella Records. It was because they didn’t agree on the way Ye’s career was going. But now, the two have let bygones be bygones and are working on making money together. He said, “As a culture, we just need to stick together.”
We can't disagree with that!
The Harlem native then talked about his relationship with his former business partner Jay Z. He said:
“I don’t have a beef with Jay. I never did. We just approach business different. We’re gentlemen, we’re men. Just because we don’t agree with a man, cause you black, doesn’t mean you have to fight and argue, you have a different perspective.”
Dame then went on to explain WHY he and Jay can't be friends. He said he read about his affiliation with informants (including people Jay does business with), and he said he can’t have anything to do with that. He said that scares him, so he just stays in his own lane. “I can’t f*ck with him at all because that’s how I was raised," said Dame.
Remember when Jim Jones BLASTED Dame on Instagram? Well, Dame chatted about why he popped off, but gave very little insight. He revealed Jim was heated over a personal situation and that's why he went off the way he did, but he still has love for him. Dame said he looks at him like a brother, he simply has to love him from a distance. So why did Jim go off? "You would have to ask him," said Dame.
He also talked about being sued by rapper Curren$y, his “beef” with Beanie Siegel, tax woes, starting his own Netflix, buying his own professional football team and more.
Check it in full below:
You can catch Dame's film Loisaidas here.
Photo: Dame's IG
Karrueche Tran told y'all she's not here for (ex) boyfriend Chris Brown and his alleged new baby. And she looks quite unbothered while out partying last night. Pics inside, plus an update on the baby's name...
Yesterday, the morning after news broke about Chris Brown having an alleged 9-month-old baby, his girlfriend Karrueche Tran publicly chucked deuces to their relationship tweeting:
Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.
— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) March 4, 2015
Yep, we've heard it all before. But we're hoping for her sake she has more sticktoitiveness than on previous occasions.
The model and bestie of Christina Milian (who posted her support of Kae yesterday) appeared unbothered as she was spotted leaving Warwick nightclub in Hollywood last night. She had her publicist and best friend JRyan Lacour by her side, as well as another friend whose hand she held while being led into the nightclub:
Inside Warwick, in a seemingly different outfit, the crew posed it up for pics for the 'Gram.
As for Chris and this alleged new baby of his, reports say the baby's name is Royalty. Yep.
TMZ says they're unsure if the baby's mother, Nia, consulted Chris before putting that name on the birth certificate. The site reports:
As for Chris' involvement ... we're told he calls Nia regularly and now says he wants to openly participate in raising the baby. Nia and Royalty live in Texas, and Chris says he'll gladly fly there regularly to parent her.
Chris has remained mum on the entire situation.
Photos: INF/SPLASH/Christina's IG/Christina's IG