The Bobbi Kristina Serenity House is holding its second annual “Celebration of Serenity” on Nov. 3 with a gala and the next day with a golf tournament at the Woodland Hills Country Club.
D.L. Hughley, LadyLike Foundation’s Leah & Dana Pump, and the Carole and Harold Pump Foundation will be honored at the event with performances by Faith Evans and Mike Phillips.
Celebrities who attended last year’s gala included Babyface, Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole, Macy Gray, Jennifer Lewis, Terrill Owens, Pebbles, Ray Parker Jr., Stevie Wonder, Ricky Bell, Dawnn Lewis and Wesley Jonathan.
“Statistics show that nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner,” said Bobby Brown, who co-founded the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House with wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown in the name of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2015. “That compares to more than 10 million women and men a year. Our foundation is committed to doing our part through the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House to give a voice to the voiceless.”
For tickets and information, visit: www.bobbikristinaserenityhouse.org/
TICKET ALERT: “Lionel Richie at Glastonbury,” documenting the Grammy Award-winning superstar’s iconic 2015 Festival performance, is headed to movie theaters worldwide on Nov. 19 via www.FathomEvents.com beginning Oct. 18. The film will also feature an exclusive introduction and commentary from Richie about his career — from his beginnings in Tuskegee, Alabama, to his inspiring performance at Glastonbury before nearly 200,000 fans.
TASTY QUIP: “I think some things should be left alone … if it worked at the time under the circumstances. And the story was built around things that are current. I don’t particularly like the idea of recreating the drug culture. For what? […] I don’t know. They actually talked to me about doing it and I told them no. If I had a dime for every time I’ve said no. It’s a done deal, it’s a wrap.” – WESLEY SNIPES to Shadow and Act on the upcoming sequel to his 1991 classic film “New Jack City.”
CLIPPETTES: Chris Brown’s INDIGOAT Tour, featuring Ty Dolla Sign, Troy Lanez, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy hits Staples Center Oct. 11. For a change of pace, Vanessa Williams is in concert at the Fred Kavli Theater; Norman Brown’s Summer Storm with Euge Groove and Lindsey Webster defies seasons at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach; and comic Joe Torry hosts Silk, H-Town, Calvin Richardson, Jazz (formerly of Dru Hill) and Public Announcement at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center …
Fresh off of earning the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, Dionne Warwick and The Voices of Christmas” is now available on CD/Digital featuring the legendary vocalist in duets with a wide range of artists, such as Michael McDonald, Dianne Reeves, Boyz II Men‘s Wayna Morris, Chloe X Halle, Aloe Blacc and Johnny Mathis …
A variety of musical offerings are served Oct. 12 with DJ Diesel (aka Shaq) spinning at Academy; soul singer Gino Vannelli at the Saban; R&B trio We Are KING at Ford Theatres; Alice Smith at the El Rey; rock reggae group Slightly Stoopid at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre; and saxophone great Pharoah Sanders beginning a two-night stand at the Moss Theater …
People are wondering if Pro-Trump actor Isaiah Washington will continue his Twitter beef with newswoman Soledad O’Brien live when she appears at the Holt Lecture USC Oct. 14. Compton Mayor Aja Brown will join in a conversation about narrative and policy afterwards …
Lauryn Hill and H.E.R. join for an Oct. 16 date at the Hollywood Bowl; while jazzman Marc Cary is at Mr MusicHead …
National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his first book of fiction, “The Water Dancer,” with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler at the West Angeles Cathedral (COGIC) Oct. 17. Meanwhile, Elton John, his movie doppelganger Taron Egerton and the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra team for a one-night-only performance of the music from Paramount Pictures’ biopic “Rocketman” at the Greek. Also, the Conga Room will present Nuyorican salsa star/activist Willie Colon.
STAR TIME: Television talk show host Wendy Williams is getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at 6533 Hollywood Blvd., near Hudson in the vicinity of producer/writer Ryan Murphy and actor Jason Bateman. The gossip queen will become the 2,677th star.
TASTY QUIP: “You can’t be a disrespectful-ass human being and expect people to want to hang out with you. It’s quite simple. Sit it out.” – SARUNUS JACKSON on his “Insecure” castmate Amanda Seales being refused entry to a popular industry Black Emmy party.
TC ON TV: Oct. 11 – “Breaking Bad: El Camino: (Netflix): This surprise sequel to the hit TV show continues the story of Aaron Paul’s Jesse. “Little Monsters” (Hulu): Lupita Nyong’o’s original network kid zombie flick arrives. “The Hispanic Heritage Awards” (PBS): Nicholas Gonzalez (ABC’s “The Good Doctor”) hosts with performances by Amara La Negra, Mauricio Martinez, Nella Rojas, Mon Laferte and Los Tigres Del Norte. “The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle” (Fuse): The popular podcast hosts are bringing the shade to the small screen with celebrity and musician guests.
Oct. 12 – “Ready To Love” (OWN): Spotted one of last season’s most popular males Alexx Blanks at a screening of the terrific Edward Norton directed “Motherless Brooklyn” with Michael K. Williams and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (opening Nov. 1). Blanks, who was stricken with brain flu last November, was with cane and said he was doing well.
Oct. 13 – “Paul Shaffer Plus One” (AXS): Donald Fagen of Steely Dan fame. “The Weekly” (FX): New York’s school system is among the most segregated in the country. Student activists are demanding change. “Ballers” (HBO): Series finale for the Dwayne Johnson show that launched John David Washington.
Oct. 14 – “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” (AMC): Go inside Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” in this opener. “Prodigal Son” (Fox): Charlayne Woodard (“Pose”) guest-stars in this episode of the new series which became the first to get a full season order.
Oct. 15 – “Empire” (Fox): David Banner and Keesha Sharp (“Lethal Weapon”) are featured in this episode. “black-ish” (ABC): LaVar Ball enters the mix. “Made From Scratch” (Fuse): This heartwarming concept has the likes of Big Boi, Rick Ross, Young M.A, Jhené Aiko, T-Pain, ASAP Ferg and more cooking with family members and sharing stories. The series was shot in kitchens from Atlanta and New Jersey to San Antonio and Los Angeles.
Oct. 16 – “Cake” (FX): Inventive recurring shorts “Oh Jerome, No” starring Mamoudou Athie (“The Get Down”) and Samantha Jayne’s “Quarter Life Poetry” are worth giving this offbeat show a shot.
Oct. 17 – “2019 Latin American Music Awards” (Telemundo): Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Jason Derulo and Ne-Yo are among the acts for the event honoring Marc Anthony and others.
SWEET TOOTH: Nick Cannon took to the wheels of steel to DJ for the official Grand Opening of Sugar Factory Atlanta Brasserie, the new midtown location of the “the most Instagrammed restaurant in the world.”
The two-story, 8,000-square-foot eatery sits at the old site of the city’s most beloved and influential musical outpost Ear Wax Records, which coincidentally many of the stars who now adorn the walls like T.I., Usher and Lil Jon frequented early in their careers.
The space now includes a full-service café and confectionary shop; retail store; indoor and outdoor dining areas; two full-service bars and a private dining room, as well as a-one-of-a-kind Gummy Bears Chandelier over the main dining room.
Among the standouts on the eight-page over-the-top menu are their signature 64 oz. alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets like the Pitbull designed Hot & Wild Spicey 305 Pineapple (Esto Esta De Pina) infusing Voli Vodka with fresh pineapple juice, jalapeno and blended chipotle pineapple. Suitably, only one of these drinks per person is allowed.
TASTY QUIP: “I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff, either. Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s OK. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies.” – SAMUEL L. JACKSON to Variety on respected director Martin Scorsese saying Marvel movies are not cinema.
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