Katt Williams, Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones and Samira Wiley Each Win Emmys

Katt Williams is now an Emmy-winner.

The comedian took home the award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Donald Glover’s alligator-owning Uncle Willie in ‘Atlanta’ at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.

It was Katt’s first Emmy win off his first Emmy nomination.

In taking the trophy, Katt beat out Bryan Cranston, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sterling K. Brown, Donald Glover, and Bill Hader.

Tiffany Haddish also won an Emmy — Guest Actress in a Comedy Series —  for hosting Saturday Night Live.

All four guest acting categories went to Black actors — Katt, Tiffany, Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) each took home trophies.

The main Emmys ceremony will take place September 17 and air on NBC. We can’t wait to see more Black talent get recognized!

via Deadline

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Look At GOD : Geoffrey Owens Accepts Tyler Perry’s Job Offer, Will Appear on ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’

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After making headlines for working his side gig at Trader Joes, ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens has now accepted a job offer from Tyler Perry and will appear on 10-episodes of OWN’s ‘The Have and the Have Nots.’

via TMZ

Owens, who starred on “The Cosby Show,” was recently photographed working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Geoffrey was shamed by many for the cashier job and Tyler reached outvia Twitter, saying, “I’m about to start shooting OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!!”

Sources familiar with the deal tell us joining Tyler is exactly what Geoffrey will do. We’re told he’s going to appear on Perry’s hit, “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Even bigger … it’s not a one shot deal.  We’re told he’ll have a recurring role and appear on 10 episodes. 

The show — on it’s 6th season — shoots in Atlanta, and we’re told Owens will fly there next week to begin filming.

As for his salary … that’s unclear, but working one job is always better than two. 

Janet Jackson Honored At The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Janet Jackson was honored with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards that took place in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

The event recognizes the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs.

via Variety:

Metro Boomin was named Producer of Year for the third year in a row. He also took home Songwriter of the Year for his work on such songs as “Bad and Boujee,” “Bank Account” and “Mask Off.” Song of the Year went to The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming,” written by Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) was awarded Publisher of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. UMPG had 15 of the most performed songs of the year.

In addition, the event honored the late Aretha Franklin, who, the performance rights organization noted, “Was part of the BMI family for 50 years.” Tamela Mann sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” followed by “You’ve Got a Friend” in honor of the Queen of Soul.

Other performers included Atlanta rapper Derez De’shon (the 2018 BMI Social Star), H.E.R. and the 411 Dance Troupe. Songs by Jackson were performed by Jussie Smollett (“That’s the Way Love Goes”), Justine Skye (“Let’s Wait Awhile”), Normani (“The Pleasure Principle”) and Teyana Taylor (“I Get Lonely”).

Missy Elliott followed with a speech in honor of Jackson, during which she quoted the singer’s lyrics.

The event was hosted by Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and Catherine Brewton, VP of Creative, Atlanta, along with lifestyle personality Kenny Burns.

Congrats Janet! Check out a few moments from the evening below.

Fashion & Style 411 : Breann Danae

Meet Breann Danae (25) from Fort Worth, TX. She recently moved to Atlanta to finish school, and further her modeling career. Breann Danae is taking a break right now to get back to where she needs to be physically. She’s been in front of the camera as well as the mirror since before she could even tie her shoes. Fashion is something Breann has been very into, but she haven’t always been in the position to display her fashionista side like she wanted to. She has now been in several fashion shows in Atlanta, and Dallas and plan to do many more. Breann’s favorite type of shoot would be something showing an artistic, or creative side…or definitely something that tells a story. She plans to show the world that as a thick, brown skin girl she don’t have to be an urban model. I’m here to make a difference.

 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

BreannDanae : I’ve been into fashion really since I was a child, about 5 yrs. I always wanted to pick out my outfits, and would be so quick to pose for a picture. I used to think I wanted to be a fashion designer, but soon after getting a sewing machine, I decided I’d just wear the clothes instead.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

BreannDanae: I honestly don’t believe I have a signature style. I’ll follow a few trends here and there, while remaining true to myself. But a lot of the time, you can catch me wearing a nice pencil skirt, or a good pair of high wasted skinny jeans with a simple strappy heel. My favorite colors to wear would definitely be earth tones.

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

BreannDanae: To be honest, I don’t have a favorite “celebrity” designer. I do have a favorite Instagram designer though. I’ve never met her, but I love her work. Her IG handle is _bumblebryy. She has a true passion for what she does, and her pieces are gorgeous! 

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?

BreannDanae: My current style crush is definitely Rasheeda. Her style is everything! Very simple, but very fashionable. It can even sometimes be a little “tomboyish”, but still classy and that’s why I love it. I love to mix looks together. I’m also a big fan of Heather Sanders. Heather has that 90’s look most of the time…yet so chic. They both have their own boutiques as well. Rasheeda has Pressed ATL in Atlanta, and Heather has her Sorella Boutique in LA.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

BreannDanae: When it comes to picking out my clothes, it definitely depends on the situation. But for the most part, I take into consideration the type of event, the weather, how I feel, and what looks best at that moment. At night I tend to go for darker colors. While during the day, I would prefer something more light

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

BreannDanae: There are so many boutiques now, it’s hard to keep up. But I love shopping at a local boutique in Arlington, TX called Blu Chandelier. The owner is a doll, and the clothes are bomb.com. One of my favorite online boutiques would actually be Fashion Nova. I’ve ordered so many pieces from there that I was extremely pleased with. 

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Fashion & Style 411 : Not Carrie Bradshaw

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Meet Fashion Storyteller Jessica of NotCarrieBradshaw http://notcarriebradshaw.com/ She’s an 29 years old blogger from Atlanta. Jessica has lived in New York for four years now pursuing a career in fashion. She has always loved fashion, but never thought to pursue it as a career. Jessica had a few spaces in her schedule during senior year of college at Georgia Southern University, so her advisor had her take about three fashion courses. She decided from there that she wanted to pursue a career in fashion, but wasn’t willing to start over with school at the time. Jessica looked for fashion internships in Atlanta to no avail. So she started a rather unsuccessful styling company. She was working two jobs, and trying to establish herself as a stylist, and was failing miserably. Jessica realized that if she was serious about fashion, she would need to move to New York, and further her fashion education. With mom in tow Jessica visited the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and fell in love with the school. Moving there with little to no money. What little Jessica had family and friends gave her, and she slept on her line sister’s couch for a semester. Jessica’s last semester at FIT, she interned at Oscar de la Renta in the merchandising department. After graduating she got the opportunity to work as a freelance fashion writer, and that’s where she found her lane. Working at Burberry, then Coach, but she found much more freedom and fulfillment as a writer, so that’s what she’s been focused on ever since. Through her website she’s been able to write about my experiences living, dating, and working in New York. She also enjoy writing about fashion in a way that makes it easily accessible and less intimidating to people. Im so excited Jessica agreed to be featured here on Eccentric GLOW ,check out her chat below ❤❤❤

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

NotCarrieBradshaw – can’t recall ever not loving it really. The first time I recall feeling the power of fashion was in kindergarten. My mom took immense pride in the way she dressed my brother and I, so I was always dressed to the 9’s for everything. I wish I could remember the specific outfit I wore to school that day, but whatever it was my teacher was astounded by how impeccably I was dressed. So much so that she sent me down the hallway to the other teacher’s classes so they could see it. It was the first time I saw how differently people respond to you when you are dressed well.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

NotCarrieBradshaw- I don’t know if I have a signature style. I wish I were that committed to one particular look, but alas I am not. I would like to think that I mix the edgy with the classic. I wear heels as often as reasonably possible, and I almost always wear a red lip. I feel the most secure when I am wearing my matte red lipstick.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

NotCarrieBradshaw – That’s so hard to say, because designers are often changing their direction. If I had to choose I would say Alexander Vauthier. His clothes are provocative, yet classy, and ultra-feminine with a touch of edge. There’s always this duality of woman at play in his designs. I love that concept, because it shows that we can be multi-dimensional. You can be sexy and classy, you can be smart and fun, etc.

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?


NotCarrieBradshaw – I have been style crushing on Shiona Turini for years, and I love Kahlana Barfield Brown’s style. They both have such a great knowledge of their bodies, and fashion as a whole, and it shows in that they really know what works and doesn’t work for them. Their looks are always polished with just a dash of street flair to them. Perfect balance. I also love Tracee Ellis Ross. Her personality shines through in her style, and that’s really a part of the function of fashion in some way. It allows you to tell a little bit about who you are without saying anything. There’s power in that if you choose to use it.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

NotCarrieBradshaw- Very intentionally. I’m not a blogger who relies heavily on labels, or even photos. I lean on my word content more than anything. I think I am a writer before I am a “fashion girl,” and I like to make fashion approachable and easily accessible to my readers, because some people find it so intimidating. For that reason I pick looks that can tell a good story that makes sense. The look has to enable me to give valuable fashion advice to my readers.

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

I am such an 80’s baby, so I still love department stores. I love the original Bloomingdale’s here in New York, the Macy’s at Herald Square (even though it’s a tourist trap) for quality pieces. For trendy items I go to the usual Zara, H&M, and for basics I like Uniqlo. If I have extra cash, I love Ted Baker (on sale of course). I first fell in love with that brand when I worked as a personal shopper in Atlanta, and worked for them after I graduated from FIT. I hate working retail, but I loved learning about all of the extra effort they put into creating these feminine, classic pieces. Intermix is a dope store as well. Their collections are expertly curated in such a way that lets you know they know their customers. Recently I have fallen in love with Rent the Runway for making quality clothing accessible.

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