WE tv 'Growing Up Hip Hop: ATL' Premiere

 Last night, 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 WowShaniah 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 BratDatari Turner (producer, "GrowingUp Hip Hop Atlanta"); "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Estelita Quintero, Karlie Redd and Melissa ScottKenya Moore andCynthia 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 Thursday, January 11 at 10/9c on WE tv. Follow @GUHH_WEtv and @WEtv on social using hashtag #GUHHATL.

Catch a sneak peek of the show here: http://www.wetv.com/shows/growing-up-hip-hop-atlanta; watch the season trailer below:

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, A Portrait of Music Icon Nina Simone, Premieres on Netflix

Documentary by Oscar Nominee Liz Garbus Has Netflix Release on June 26; Theatrical Premiere on June 24

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Film Chronicles Nina Simone's Journey from Child Piano Prodigy to Iconic Musician and Passionate Activist, Told in Her Own Words

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WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, a Netflix Original Documentary on music icon Nina Simone from Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, will premiere in all territories where Netflix is available on Friday, June 26 at 12:01am PT. Netflix will also release the film theatrically on Wednesday, June 24 in New York and Friday, June 26 in Los Angeles. The film received its world premiere as the Opening Night film of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary recording artist, Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius and tortured melancholy. In this epic documentary, director Liz Garbus interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina's most memorable songs, to create an unforgettable portrait of one of the least understood, yet most beloved, artists of our time.

The film uses recently unearthed audio tapes, recorded over the course of three decades, of Nina telling her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers. From over 100 hours of these recordings, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? weaves together Nina's narrative, told largely in her own words. Rare concert footage and archival interviews, along with diaries, letters, interviews with Nina's daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, friends and collaborators, along with other exclusive materials, make this the most authentic, personal and unflinching telling of the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century's greatest recording artists.

The documentary was directed by Academy Award®-nominated Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA; Bobby Fischer Against The World) and produced by RadicalMedia's Jon Kamen (The Fog of War), Justin Wilkes (Under African Skies), Tangerine Entertainment's Amy Hobby (Lucky Them), and Jayson Jackson of Seven Days Entertainment. The film was executive produced by Lisa Simone Kelly, Sidney Beaumont of RadicalMedia, and Netflix's Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo. The film was produced in cooperation with the Estate of Nina Simone.

Alongside the film, Revive Music/RCA/Sony will be recording an album paying homage to Nina Simone. Key contemporary artists who are fans of Simone were asked to cover one of her many iconic songs. Artists participating include Lauryn HillCommonMary J. BligeUsher, and Lisa Simone Kelly, among others. 

For more information,visit:
www.netflix.com/misssimone 

Twitter: @Netflix #MissSimone
Facebook: miss simone 

FREEZE and LAUGH

Netflix wants you to laugh and they are helping to make, this freezing winter months hot with the exclusive premiere of Freezing Hot, by comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s!

It’s her sophomore stand-up special and a follow-up to her wildly acclaimed War Paint (which is currently on Netflix) on Friday, January 23, 2015.

This funny, funny comedian joins the pedigreed roster of Netflix Original stand-up specials from Chelsea Handler, Russell Peters, Aziz Ansari, Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Peretti and Bill Burr, all of which are streaming now.

From the stage of the Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado, the smart and brazen Iliza Shlesinger brings her fresh, intelligent and fearlessly honest perspective into the universally known struggles between men and women. With hashtag-able catch phrases throughout, Shlesinger hilariously reveals women’s best kept - and ugliest - secrets. From the truths about first date attire, fantasy break-ups and women’s obsession with fall, the comedian serves up a fast-paced, in-your-face hour of hyper-observant and hysterical gender logic.

Iliza shared he announcement of #FreezingHot ith a hilarious video clip (on ice!) via Twitter (@iliza ) and Instagram (@ilizas):

Twitter - https://twitter.com/iliza/status/544503695560699905

Instagram - http://instagram.com/p/woZekQvTAH/?modal=true