I interviewed NFL star Rashad Jennings on the red carpet of the Celebrity Connected luxury gifting suite event at the W hotel. I of course asked him about all things Dancing with the Stars. Check out our conversation below.
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, I covered the red carpet for the Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite honoring the MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA. There were many celebrities in attendance who received gifts from sponsoring businesses in technology, home decor, beauty, health, food/beverage, fashion/apparel industries and more.
Some vendors include: Hug Life, Diva Stuff, Hemp Kitchen, Aitai Kuji, Sweetopia, Bonjour Clothing, Django Moccasins, Quest, UFrost, Speakeasy 710, Velare, and many more!
Check out my photos and video recap of the event.
Check out an interview I did with Malinda Williams at an event in Beverly Hills. We talked about Exhale TV, being a producer, co-parenting with ex husband Mekhi Phifer and being a part of the entertainment industry for thirty years. She was nice and super fun. Watch our conversation below.
Today, I did a Skype interview with actress Kyanna Simone Simpson who played the younger version of Oprah Winfrey's character in the biopic surrounding Henrietta Lacks life called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO. The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.
I had so much fun talking to Kyanna about her career, her mentor Latanya Richardson Jackson and what it was like to meet and work with Oprah Winfrey, which was a dream come true for her. This budding actress who is known for her recurring role on HBO’s miniseries Show Me a Hero is currently working on the film, White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey.
Check out our fun conversation below.
I interviewed Howard Hewett at an event in Beverly Hills, CA. I asked him the question he gets asked probably a million times a day, which is will Shalamar ever get back together? Watch below and find out what he says.
Last night, Tam and I (Studio Q) covered LA's premiere of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD at The Hollywood Pantages theater. It is an award–winning musical based on the smash–hit film of the same name. Who could forget Kevin Coster as Frank Farmer, the former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron, played by the late great Whitney Houston? It was Whitney's first film, so I was super excited to see this show.
Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron. In the role of the bodyguard Frank Farmer, is television star Judson Mills. I am such a huge Whitney Houston fan so I am very biased when it comes to other people singing her songs, but as soon as Deborah Cox opened her mouth - I was sold! Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, THE BODYGUARD featured songs recorded by Whitney Houston including: One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Saving All My Love, Run to You, So Emotional and her cover version of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You. What I loved most about this show is that Deborah Cox was not trying to be Whitney Houston. She made the songs her own all while celebrating Whitney at the same time. If you love Whitney Houston, then this is a MUST-SEE! If you love the film, The Bodyguard then you are going to like how they adapted it to the stage. If you love and appreciate musical theater and amazing singing - this is a MUST-SEE! And if you are a Deborah Cox fan, you will be in heaven from beginning to end. You will find yourself singing along and celebrating Whitney in a positive way.
Tam and I had a great time at the show and on the red carpet. The long list of stars who came out to see Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD include: Angela Bassett, Courntey B. Vance, Margaret Cho, Bill Bellamy, Mary Mary (Erica and Tina Campbell), Erica Ash, Loni Love, Loretta Devine, Yvette Lee Bowser, Kym Whitley, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dawnn Lewis, Michael Costello who designed her red carpet gown, plus many more. Scroll down and check out my interview with Deborah Cox and some of the celebrities who attended the event. Add me on snapchat (StudioQTV) to see footage from the whole night!
I interviewed Sheléa Frazier after experiencing her sing one of the best tributes to Whitney Houston I've ever heard on YouTube first then live at The Grammy Museum alongside super producer Narada Michael Walden. She's accomplished so many great things in her career since this interview that it would just blow your mind. I am super proud of her. She's living her dream. Check out my interview with Sheléa below.
I interviewed Super Bowl Champion Terrell Suggs of The Baltimore Ravens at a Pre-Oscar event in Beverly Hills. It was great discussing how it felt for him to be a Super Bowl champion. We also talked Beyonce and his favorite actors. Watch our conversation below.
I interviewed Nicci Gilbert at Roland Martin's launch party in Beverly Hills. You may remember Nicci from the girl group Brownstone who gave us some great R&B hits. She also was a part of the R&B divas reality show which appeared on TV One.
I interviewed Isaac Singleton Jr. at the Celebrity Connected event honoring the Academy Awards. We talked about Oscar nominated movies and his Marvel voice over super hero roles. He also shares advice about getting into the business. Check out our conversation below.
I had such an amazing time interviewing Ashley Jones of Ashley Ann’s Events on Skype for Studio Q. She is a talented award winning wedding and event designer who is a rockstar in her field. You can find this late night biz builder @KingAshleyAnn sharing free social media tips to thousands of people every Monday - Thursday at 11:05 pm (CST) on the live-streaming Twitter app called Periscope. She is a social media genie who has been in business for 11 years and is quipped with a with a B.A. in Finance and M.B.A. Ashley has made a name for herself by offering beautiful, unique, professional designs and productions. She inspires creative detail, and modern, elegant atmospheres. She is also an outstanding business woman excelling in social media lead generations, lead magnets, funnels, and return paths.
In the business world, Ashley is known for getting results, and simplifying social media and CVO so that her clients achieve desired outcomes. She pays exquisite attention to every last detail in the boardroom and in the ballroom. Ashley's bright personality and calm demeanor help her clients relax as she creates one-of-a-kind atmospheres.
In my conversation with Ashley, we discuss business, social media, her overcoming amazing personal obstacles, her thoughts on the Shea Moisture controversy and so much more! This is a conversation you don't want to miss! Press play below.
I interviewed singer/songwriter Serena Laurel at the Celebrity Connected event honoring the Academy Awards. We talked about Casey Affleck's Oscar winning role in the movie 'Manchester of the Sea.' Check out our conversation below.
I interviewed Donnell Turner at the Celebrity Connected event honoring The Academy Awards. You can catch him daily on one of the longest running soap operas on TV, General Hospital. He talked about how he got his role on the show, Oscar movies and shared some amazing advice for those of you who want to step into the acting world. Check out our conversation below.
It was great to interview Cooper Andrews at the Celebrity Connected event honoring The Academy Awards. You may recognize him from The Walking Dead and Halt and Catch Fire on AMC. We talked about his favorite Oscar nominated movies and his upcoming role in Den of Thieves alongside with 50 cent. Check out our conversation below.
I interviewed Shanica Knowles at the Celebrity Connected event honoring the Academy Awards. We talked about her role in Surviving Compton and her favorite Oscar nominated film Lala Land. Shanica also shares advice for people who have dreams of becoming and actor/singer like she is. Watch our conversation below.
I interviewed Katie Leclerc on the red carpet of the Celebrity Connected event that honored the Academy Awards. Katie talked about her show Switched at Birth, Yeezys and Moonlight which won the Oscar for Best Picture. Watch below.
I interviewed Raquel Pomplun at the celebrity connected gifting suite right before the 2017 Academy Awards. We talked about Raquel's upcoming projects and favorite Oscar nominated movies. Check out what Raquel said about Manchester by The Sea and Oscar winning actor Casey Affleck. Watch below.
I interviewed the great Bill Duke about his Dark Girl Documentary at Roland Martin's TV One launch party in Beverly Hills. It was great to be able to tell Bill Duke face to face how awesome I thought his documentary was. Check out our conversation below.