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The man entered the room and the women discussed prices with him before another man burst into the room 10 minutes later with gun drawn.
One woman said she was naked and the second was forced to take off her clothes, police said. The two men took $3,000 from one woman and $640 from the other before leaving the room. The women ran after the suspects, but stopped when the men ran down the stairs, Jones said.
A hotel guest in another room called 911 after seeing the naked women running down the hall after the men, according to police. Officers were called to the hotel shortly before 10 a.m.
Surveillance video from Lenox Square Mall showed the two men running into a parking garage, but the quality was not good enough for officers to identify the men, police said. Hotel employees were also reviewing surveillance footage.
The women gave officers possible phone numbers for the suspects, but only a minimal description of the two was provided. One man was wearing all black, including a black scarf, with glasses, and the other was wearing a red shirt with grey pants, according to police.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. You can remain anonymous.
The Ludacris Foundation in conjunction with The Ryan Cameron Foundation hosted a VIP red carpet screening of 20th Century Fox’s new family film, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, was held on Tuesday, November 3rd, at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta.
It’s been ten years since the first BET Hip-Hop Awards launched in Atlanta, Georgia. The event has been a fixture in the urban music scene in Atlanta. Snoop Dogg will once again host the award show while for the second year in a row Drake got the most nominations.
T.I., aka Clifford Harris, and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris accumulated $1,397,283.47 in unpaid taxes in 2012 and neglected to pay $3,173,476.39 from his personal income taxes in 2013,
Daily Mail reported. The self-professed “Rubber Band Man” reportedly owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes, and a lien has been issued on his property, including his $4 million Georgia home and his luxury cars priced in the six figure range, such as his Ferrari F430 Spider and Bentley Mulsanne, according to the publication.
He is worth an estimated $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and he is involved in several business ventures that appear to be successful.
In May of this year, T.I. opened his new soul food and fine dining restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta, which has garnered mixed reviews. He also continues to star in television shows, such as his reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” and movies like this year’s Ant-Man.
Former President and Nobel Peace recipient goes o record in support of gay marriage, he thinks Jesus Christ would be OK with gay marriage.
The Georgia native, who still teaches Sunday school classes monthly in south Georgia, made the revelation during an interview with The Huffington Post Tuesday to promote his latest book, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.”
HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill asked Carter on Tuesday whether he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, and Carter said he does.
“I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture. … I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else,” he said.
After nearly eight drama-filled years on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, fast-talking fan favorite NeNe Leakes is calling it quits, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Leakes, 48 – arguably the network’s biggest star, who’s been with the show since its inception – will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
The announcement comes with the news that Leakes will soon be focusing on totally new projects.
A man in Hartford, Connecticut was not to please with his side girlfriend getting pregnant. Carlton Bryan took things to the extreme once he discovered that his side girlfriend was pregnant.
According to reports by WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, Bryan put together a plot to kill the woman who was pregnant with his child.
Bryan, 23, asked the pregnant woman, Shamari Jenkins, to have an abortion after she told him that she was pregnant. However, Jenkins wanted to keep the child and was four months pregnant when Bryan put together a ridiculous plan. Bryan hired his friend Matthew Allen Hall-Davis, 24, to shoot and kill Jenkins.
Jenkins was driving her car with Bryan sitting in the passenger seat when the shooting occurred. Hall-Davis drove beside Jenkins and began firing into the car. Jenkins was shot in the shoulder and the bullet traveled through her body.
Bryan was not hit by a bullet and called 911. Jenkins was rushed to the hospital, but later died. On the next day, Bryan arrived at the scene of the shooting where Jenkins’ family and friends held a vigil for her. He hugged and greeted Jenkins’ family members as if he was in mourning.
But police soon discovered that Bryan was responsible for hiring Hall-Davis to commit the murder. During the trial, Bryan revealed that he wanted Jenkins for sex and wanted to stay with his other girlfriend with whom he has a child.
Bryan was convicted of being an accessory to murder and faces life in prison. Hall-Davis was sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Lil Wayne narrowly escaped death in a drive by shooting on Atlanta’s highways early Sunday morning. A tour bus Lil Wayne was riding on was shot up by a street gang associated with a local rapper.
According to TMZ, Weezy and a few other members of Young Money including Lil Twist and Hood were on board at least one of the buses at the time of the shooting. No one was injured in the highway shooting, and it’s still unclear if Wayne was on board the bus that was hit.
Immediately following the shooting the bus was driven to a nearby hotel, and that’s when someone in Wayne’s entourage called the police.
On their eighth day of deliberations, the jurors convicted 11 of the 12 defendants of racketeering, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison. Many of the defendants — a mixture of Atlanta public school teachers, testing coordinators and administrators — were also convicted of other charges, such as making false statements, that could add years to their sentences.
Judge Jerry W. Baxter of Fulton County Superior Court ordered most of the educators jailed immediately, and they were led from the courtroom in handcuffs. Judge Baxter, who presided over a trial that began with opening statements more than six months ago.
One female attorney struggled to contain her emotions as she begged the judge to reconsider sending her client to jail.
She reminded the judge that none of the defendants have criminal records. But the judge was not moved. “They have made their bed and they will have to lay in it,” he groused.
Judge Baxter continuously interrupted the lawyers and admonished them for wasting his precious time.
Sentencing was scheduled for April 8, 2015 , and have been moved to Friday April 17, 2015. This adds an additional 9 days to the defendants sentencing process.
The 2015 Alvin Ailey North American Tour, rolled into Atlanta Georgia Valentines weekend. Artistic Director Robert Battle brought the excitement and creativity of modern dance to life . This year’s production hosted over 1,000 guests nightly, and was a sensational, eye popping kaleidoscope of creativity. The music transcends the global influences of the choreographers and dancers. Each production number ended with a standing ovation by the viewing audience, whom were delighted by every masterpiece including the appropriate costumes and musical selection.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by the dancer, choreographer and visionary Alvin Ailey. Mr. Ailey established a multi-racial repertory company dedicated to presenting works by a variety of choreographers from the past and present. In 2008, after fifty years of performing around the globe, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the Company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” one that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage
This is a must-see show, which doesn’t disappoint at any given time. The following dates are the 2015 remaining tour dates. See You There!
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family members have reportedly gathered to say goodbye,People reported on Thursday.
The news comes just a few days after the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub and rushed to hospital in Roswell, Georgia.
“It’s sinking in that this is it, but we’re all still praying that God will intervene and heal her body,” a family member told People.
TMZ, meanwhile, reports that Brown remains on life support and that her father wants to wait until after the weekend to decide what to do.
The last official word from the family came on Tuesday: “Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support.”
A source told ET earlier this week that Brown, who had reportedly been put in a medically induced coma, opened and closed her eyes.
Brown’s hospitalization comes nearly three years after her Grammy-winning mom was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48.
Earlier this week, a lawyer for Bobby Brown said that Nick Gordon, whom Brown said she had married, was not officially her husband. Thursday marks Bobby Brown’s 46th birthday.
Celebrities, including those who knew Houston, have been sending their supportand prayers ever since Brown entered the hospital on Saturday.
Cathy Hughes Founder of TV One invites you to attend the 2015 Trumpet Awards
The 2015 Trumpet Awards will air on February 21,2015, on TV One cable television network. The red carpet and behind the scenes coverage by the Caribbean Media Network USA, includes photos and videos of the 2015 honorees, including Jamie Fox, Janelle Monae, and the Isley Brothers.
Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23 and Ketorie Glover, 23,
Three miserable rappers in Atlanta have also shown themselves to be miserable human beings. Joey Garron, 28, Robert Johnson, 23 and Ketorie Glover, 23, apparently thought they had mad skills when it came to freestyle rap. However, over the weekend at a house party they met their match in a 36-year-old black female rapper. During the freestyle battle she matched all three men, rhyme per rhyme, topping them each time.
Finally, after the last exchange the three sore losers could take no more. One of the men pulled out a gun and forced her into a car. The other two men then jumped in the car and drove to a vacant lot. All three men then took turns gang raping the woman. After they had brutally sodomized her, they doused her with gasoline and set her on fire. But even then they were not finished tormenting the poor woman. One of the men shot her burning body three times and left her to die.
Her smoldering body was discovered and she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital barely alive. All three men were found and arrested and are facing a list of serious charges. These charges include aggravated assault, rape, kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, hijacking a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
My special engagement dining at Chef Omar’s 1494 Supper Club was a delightful experience. His preparation of culinary masterpieces, enhanced by his wine pairings, allowed guests to taste the distinct flavors of his Caribbean influenced meals. It was a welcomed opportunity to taste the future of Caribbean Cuisine, which is influenced by the many countries and cultures that came and stayed in the Caribbean
The intimate setting that the 1494 Supper Club provided was a memorable experience for all of his guests. Chef Omar’s culinary philosophy displays a refined sensibility, while still including traditional Caribbean ingredients such as Avocado, Mango, Coconut, Red Snapper, Callaloo, etc. Chef Omar’s 1494 Supper Club features a five course meal, each course paired with a wine that compliments the meal. This style of culinary mastery is a welcome sight for the Atlanta restaurant industry. Chef Omar offers a stylish, unique, and refined reinterpretation of Caribbean influenced meals, with a global approach to his dishes. The Supper Club was attended by a select clientele, and guests from all industries, who promises to be happy patrons of Chef Omar’s future endeavors.
Viacom is being sued by a Georgia family for showing the dead body of their loved one during an episode of T.I.’s MTV show “Road To Redemption.”
In 2009, MTV aired an episode in which T.I. accompanied a young man to the Haugabrooks Funeral Home in downtown Atlanta to pay respects to his recently deceased friend, Joseph Williams. It appears that no one cleared the filming with Williams’ family and shortly thereafter a suit was filed with a number of claims including violation of likeness, negligent misrepresentations of the deceased, and invasion of privacy.
After being stuck in red tape and years of litigation, the case has finally come to see the light of day.
On June 29, Viacom rejected a settlement that called “for an amount that, even after deducting from the $5 million policy limit the extensive defense costs incurred during more than three years of litigation, was within the $5 million policy limit of the Insurance Policy,” according to a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Though having an insurance policy in place to cover up to $3 million for “Each Loss,” Viacom says that the Williams’ family filed multiple charges and the company in turn suffered repeated losses, with each having high costs.
Ironically, T.I. and his affiliated companies were not mentioned in the suit despite starring in the show and serving as an executive producer.
Things got worst for Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks relationship. Phaedra Parks did not show up to the recent sentencing for Apollo Nida this past month.
In a recent radio interview posted by TMZ, Nida discusses Parks and explains that he’s angry with her for distancing herself from him during his sentencing. And when asked if his marriage will survive his prison term, he gives a shocking response.
“I doubt it,” said Nida. “I mean my wife didn’t even show up for my f—–g sentencing. So, you know, I’m still kind of salty about that.”
But for Nida, the important thing right now is to focus on his sons.
“I love my kids and coming from a non-mother, non-father background, at the end of the day, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down,” said Nida.
Parks can take advantage of the Georgia, law that allows you to divorce your spouse if they’re sentenced to two years or more in prison. This means that the relationship can resolve it self sooner than later.
Maarten de Jonge, a Dutch cyclist with a Malaysian cycling team, was planning to fly on the Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine Thursday. But he found a cheaper ticket from another carrier and escape the tragedy in which 298 people died, Marca reported.
Amazingly, however, this is not the first time that the cyclist has narrowly avoided death. A last-minute change also saw De Jonge avoid travelling on the Malaysian company’s flight which disappeared in the Indian Ocean in March with 229 passengers on board.
Beyonce and Jay Z is headed t0 Atlanta July 15, 2014, with tickets still on sale. However, HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z.
The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour.
Filming for the “On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z” special will be done during the Sept. 12 and 13 dates at Paris’ Stade de France and will feature Beyonce and Jay Z performing more than 40 songs from their catalogue.
“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”
The On the Run Tour, which features 19 dates in the U.S. and two in Paris, marks the couple’s first time touring together on the same bill. It began June 26 in Miami.
The news comes as Beyonce is currently appearing in Beyonce: X10, a 10-episode series of four-minute segments debuting before new episodes of True Blood. She previously appeared in her feature documentary Life Is But a Dream, which aired in February 2013.
Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO in August 2013.