Quencie Talks to Rashad Jennings About Dancing With The Stars #DWTS

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. 

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Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite Recap - MTV Movie & TV Awards

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.

Top left: Dawnn Lewis and Shanica Knowles, Sanayya Sidney, Rashad Jenning and Niles Fitch

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Quencie Interviews Malinda Williams

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Kyanna Simone Simpson Who Played Oprah Winfrey's Younger Character in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO

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.

OPRAH WINFREY AND KYANNA (Photo credit: Kyanna Simpson)

OPRAH WINFREY AND KYANNA (Photo credit: Kyanna Simpson)

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. 

Quencie Interviews Howard Hewett

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. 

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Opening Night of #TheBodyguardTheMusical at The Hollywood #Pantages Theater [VIDEO]

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.  

Judson Mills and Deborah cox

Judson Mills and Deborah cox

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 (BirdmanAlexander DinelarisTHE BODYGUARD featured songs recorded by Whitney Houston including: One Moment in Time, I Have NothingI 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. 

Quencie (Host, Studio Q) and Tam (Producer, Studio Q)

Quencie (Host, Studio Q) and Tam (Producer, Studio Q)

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!  

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Erica Ash

Erica Ash

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Photo courtesy of Yvette Nicole Brown Instagram 

Photo courtesy of Yvette Nicole Brown Instagram 

Quencie Interviews Sheléa Frazier

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Terrell Suggs

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.

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Quencie Interviews Nicci Gilbert

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.

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We talked about her fashion line Curvado, R&B Divas and the late great Whitney Houston. Check out our conversation below.  

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Quencie Interviews Isaac Singleton Jr.

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.  

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Quencie Interviews Biz Builder and Social Media Genie, Ashley Ann

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.

Quencie Interviews Serena Laurel

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Donnell Turner

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.  

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Quencie Interviews Cooper Andrews

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Shanica Knowles

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Katie Leclerc

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.  

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Quencie Interviews Raquel Pomplun

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. 

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Quencie Interviews Bill Duke

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. 

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