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IS LALA KENT A HOME WRECKER!

MAY 15, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Lala Kent goes public with her relationship with Randall Emmett. But in Part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion on Monday, Kent reveal that she did not break up his marriage to Ambyr Childers. Andy Cohen who moderated the reunioin special reminded Lala Kent that her and Randall Emmett was together for awhile and she denied over the years all of the allegations that Randall was married. Andy Cohen goes on to say "It seems that maybe he was married when you started dating, correct." Lala Kent then saids "that her boyfriend Rand had a legal separation." "So its not like I did anything wrong."

 

Later in the reunion special, Kent was asked to defend her specific "brand" of feminism. "I love Lala," Vanderpump argued, "but she's not exactly the feminist if she's talking about, 'Well, I give a BJ, and I get the jewelry.'" In response, Kent reminded her boss, "Keep in mind I am blowing my boyfriend. I'm not blowing some random guy for the jewelry. Come on!"

Part 3 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion airs Monday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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MONICA RAYMUND DECIDES TO LEAVE CHICAGO FIRE!

MAY 15, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Monica Raymund decides to call it quits after  six seasons of Chicago Fire saying "It's time for me to move on." If you don't know Monica Raymund played the character Gabriela Dawson since Chicago Fire debuted back in 2012. Monica Raymund posted a hand written letter on twitter saying "it has been a honor to play Dawson on Chicago Fire and one of the most meaningful experience of my life. I am so thankful for the journey and especially to all of you for watching, but I have made the decision that it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter in life. I’ll always be proud to have played a fierce paramedic with such an incredible cast and crew. On to the next! See you on the ice. Love, Monica.”

MELANIA TRUMP DOING WELL AFTER SURGERY

MAY 15, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Great news for Melania Trump she's recovering really well after undergoing kidney surgery on Monday according to Donald Trump. Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington D.C. to treat a benign kidney condition, according to the White House. Medical experts say it's minimally invasive. Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that Melania will be leaving the hospital in 2 or 3 days.

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DAMON WAYANS VS. CLAYNE CRAWFORD,

MAY 15, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Damon Wayans is blasting  his former co-star  Clayne Crawford  as a menace to everyone on the show's set and blaming him for the stunt that left him bloodied. It was also claimed that Clayne smashed a male co-star in the mouth with a bottle. Damon Wayans insisted that it wasn't by mistake. Damon Wayans also blames Clayne Crawford for a stunt during a episode that Crawford directed where shrapnel cut the back of his head which Damon is blaming him for a lack of safety measures on set.  For season three of Lethal Weapon Clayne Crawford's character will be picked by Seann William Scott.

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Fabolous Trouble / Arrest

April 1, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Rapper Fabolous and longtime partner Emily Bustamante, better known as Emily B, made headlines after he allegedly assaulted her March 28.he site reports that Emily B. called the cops on Fabolous after he allegedly struck her at their home in Englewood, NJ. Not long after the incident, Fabolous turned himself into police with his attorney by his side. TMZ also reports that Fab didn't spend time in jail, but was cited for the alleged incident and assigned a ticket for an upcoming court appearance. 

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Embacy Insider Mag Bustamante told police Fabolous had once punched her in the face seven times, “causing severe damage to her two front teeth.” The outlet also reported that the fight caught on video stemmed from Bustamante’s father going to the couple’s home to remove two handguns following the attack on his daughter. We will be continue following this story and keep every posted. 

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Kevin Hart Apologizes to His Wife and Kids - ‘I’m Not Perfect’

September 17, 2017

By Dawane Cromwell

Kevin Hart is apologizing to his wife and kids after an unidentified person allegedly tried to extort him for a sexually suggestive video. The Central Intelligence star is trying to get himself out of a bad situation that he got himself involved in—and so he's coming clean. "I made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did," he confessed. "And doing that I know that I am going to hurt the people closest to, whom I have talked to—my wife and my kids."

This isn't the first time Hart's had to deal with cheating allegations. In July, the comedian found himself at the center of what appeared to be a short-lived cheating scandal after photos of him and a mystery woman sitting together in the backseat of a car surfaced online' “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation,” his rep tells EMBACY INSIDER in a statement. We hope things work out for them both!

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Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

September 17, 2017

By Dawane Cromwell

For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.

He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe figures feel central to the films they appeared in.

The late critic Roger Ebert once said no movie can be altogether bad if it includes Stanton in a supporting role, and the wide cult of fans that included directors and his fellow actors felt the same. Stanton died Friday of natural causes at a Los Angeles hospital at age 91, his agent John S. Kelley said. When given a rare turn as a leading man, Stanton more than made the most of it. In Wim Wenders' 1984 rural drama "Paris, Texas," Stanton's near-wordless performance is laced with moments of humor and poignancy. His heartbreakingly stoic delivery of a monologue of repentance to his wife, played by Nastassja Kinski, through a one-way mirror has become the defining moment in his career, in a role he said was his favorite.

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé on a Date Night in NYC

September 16, 2017

By Dawane Cromwell

Despite their trio of kiddos, the pair in all their imperfectly perfect splendor have been enjoying a number of date nights out on the town recently and they're looking like they are "crazy in love" as ever.

They supported their friend, Rihanna, by attending her 3rd annual Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation on Thursday, September 14, in New York City. And showcasing her impressive post-baby frame, Beyonce put on a seriously leggy display as she joined her husband Jay Z at Rihanna's annual Diamond Ball in New York City on Thursday evening. Although, the revealing nature of her ball attire saw the Crazy In Love singer, 36, fall victim to a slight wardrobe mishap, as she struggled to manage her frock's VERY daring thigh-high split and ended up flashing her Spanx to onlookers.


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Anthony Anderson reflects on how his success

September 15, 2017

By Dawane Cromwell

"Growing up as a kid in Compton, with a dream of being where I am right now, since the age of 9, I've already won,"

 

Anthony is nominated for a third straight year in the category of outstanding lead actor in a comedy series at Sunday night's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Mostly, Anderson said, he's happy that his success as an actor has been a boon to his mom, Doris Bowman. Anderson's mom has become a bit of a celebrity in her own right -- not only has she appeared on "Black-ish" and Anderson's Animal Planet show "Animal Nation," but she's become known thanks to her appearances on game shows like "Celebrity Family Feud" and "To Tell the Truth."

"My mother you know, grew up wanting to be an actress," Anderson explained. "[She] was a single mother, and had me and had to put her dreams of being an actor on hold to raise an actor. And to be where I am right now and to be able to give my mother the opportunities as an actress now in her 60s, is a win across the board for both of us."

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Benjamin Bratt - The real reason you don't hear from him!

September 13, 2017

By Dawane Cromwell

After getting his big break playing Detective Reynaldo Curtis on Law and Order from 1995 to 1999, Benjamin Bratt was at the top of his game, starring in major roles on both the small and big screens. Leading into the early 2000s, there was plenty of hype surrounding his work and his personal life (remember when he dated Julia Roberts?) But then he suddenly seemed to disappear. Has he been dodging the limelight by choice or necessity? We've got the answers. Although you may not hear about Benjamin Bratt the way you did when he was dating Julia Roberts, he's still had the kind of consistent filmography that most actors would dream of having. In the past handful of years alone, he's starred on a number of relatively high-profile television projects, including Private Practice and Modern Family. Of course, in those cases, he joined the shows when they were a little past their primes, which could have impacted the significance of his roles. But, hey: work is work.

 

In 2017, he found unexpected success when Fox decided to renew the musical drama Star for a second season. Sure, its ratings may not be what Law & Order's were in the '90s. But, again: work is work. And consistent work means he's going to be just fine.

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Cosby's Lawyer Attacks 1 Accuser as Sex Assault Trial Opens

June 6, 2017

By MARYCLAIRE DALE & MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are proving quick to go on the attack as his sexual assault trial gets underway in suburban Philadelphia.

​A judge Tuesday will decide if the mother of one of his accusers can testify. Kelly Johnson told jurors Monday that she told her mother after Cosby abused her in 1996 when she worked for his agent. She said she feared speaking out at the time because Cosby was "the biggest celebrity in the world." Cosby's lawyers questioned her credibility. Prosecutors called Johnson to try to show Cosby had a prior history of drugging and molesting women. Cosby is charged with assaulting a Canadian woman, who also is expected to testify. The AP does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Johnson has done. Bill Cosby hopped on Twitter Monday afternoon, taking advantage of a recess in his sexual assault trial to rave about actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who made a surprise appearance in Pennsylvania earlier that day as court proceedings got underway in the case.

Lil Kim Owes $1.9M - GET OUT!

June 6, 2017

By: Dawane Cromwell

The Alpine mansion is now in foreclosure, Bergen County court records show.  Lil Kim purchased the mason back in 2002 for $2.2M but now she has 30 days to vacate the property.  The records obtained by Embacy Insider Mag shows that Lil Kim and the bank have been in mediation since 2015. But the judge's ruling last month that Lil Kim was in default was uncontested. 

The property taxes on her mansion is currently $23,308 a year, according to state records. 

Lil Kim is a Brooklyn native, but she has lived in Bergen County for about 20 years, first moving into the Teaneck condo of former boyfriend Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls and the Notorious B.I.G.) after he was gunned down in 1997. She bought a townhouse in Englewood for $450,000, which she sold for $785,000 in 2005.

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Justin Bieber Emotional While Performing at One Love Manchester

June 5, 2017

By: Lily Waddell

Justin Bieber had tears in his eyes when he delivered an emotional speech at the One Love gig in Manchester on Sunday.  The Baby hitmaker delivered his chart topper Love Yourself and played his guitar in tribute to the 22 people - some of which were children - who died in a terror attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert on May 22. The tribute concert, held at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, was formally announced and led by Justin's friend Ariana last Tuesday.

Ahead of his performance, Justin said: ‘God is good is the midst of the evil. God is good in the midst of the darkness. He loves you.To the families we love you so much. Put both hands up to honour those people right now.

Kimora Lee Simmons Drops $27.5 Mil on Mediterranean Villa

June 4, 2017

By: Dawane Cromwell

Kimora works hard but plays harder... we recently confirmed she brought a  $27.5 Million dollar villa to add to her estate. It's no secret that Kimora loves the finer things in life and she gets just about every she wants. This 7 bedroom, 11 bath home in Beverly Park, a wealthy gated community where tons of celebs live ... including Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Eddie Murphy and Sylvester Stallone.

Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model and fashion designer. She took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/Creative Director through 2010. She married her third husband Tim Leissne, former Goldman Sachs banker. Tim's net worth is over $50 mil and counting, life is definitely great.

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Jay Z Staged A ‘Candid’ Photo With Kevin Hart Because He Is A Damn Pro

June 3, 2017

By: Jenna Amatulli

Jay Z knows what looks good (hell, the man is married to Beyoncé) so it’s no surprise that he was caught directing a photographer at a basketball game on Thursday night.

The famed rapper and business mogul was at Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers and was spotted being friendly with comedian Kevin Hart. Their interaction ― obviously ― garnered the attention of the paparazzi. Um, hello, two big stars chatting it up? Yeah, that’s a photo op. As Jay noticed the photographers snapping away, smiling ear-to-ear, he said, “Take the picture while we’re talking” to the person behind the camera. He then immediately resumed play-laughing/hand-shaking with Hart.

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Singer Ariana Grandel Visit Fans in UK hospital

June 3, 2017

By: Dawane Cromwell

U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande has paid a surprise visit to young fans who were injured in a suicide attack on a concert she gave in Manchester last month, posing with them for selfies and signing t-shirts. Grande returned to Britain on Friday to lead an all-star benefit concert on Sunday and quickly headed for a hospital in the northern English city where many of the injured are being treated. The Manchester Evening News newspaper said she brought presents and chatted with young fans, including 10-year-old Jaden Farrell-Mann, who suffered fractures to both legs and shrapnel wounds and has undergone two operations.

"Jaden was just sat there watching TV and she walked in. She was absolutely amazed! It was a complete surprise," her mother, Sharon, told the newspaper. "She'd met Prince William earlier today and then Ariana walked in." Adam Harrison told the BBC his daughter Lily "felt like a rock star" after meeting her idol late on Friday and was "chomping at the bit" to attend the concert.

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Kathy Griffin feels Anderson Cooper Is Being Disloyal

June 3, 2017

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While Kathy Griffin continues her sympathy crusade after weathering a storm of criticism for her terrible Trump severed-head photo, sources say she’s seething about how Anderson Cooper dropped her from his CNN New Year’s Eve broadcast like a hot potato. Sources said Griffin had expected CNN “golden boy” Cooper to stand by her, but the news network swiftly announced she was fired from the NYE broadcast with Cooper, which they’ve done together for 10 years. TV insiders say respected newsman Cooper had no choice but to condemn Griffin’s disturbing photo shoot, in which she held up a faux severed and bloody head of President Trump.

After the controversial image of Griffin went viral, sparking widespread backlash, Cooper tweeted, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” But a source said, “Kathy totally misjudged this. She truly believed that Anderson would stick up for her. She considered him a friend. While she has nobody to blame but herself, she feels somehow betrayed.”

Griffin appeared in a tearful press conference on Friday where she sobbed of Trump: “He broke me.” Cooper has yet to reply.

Bill Maher "I'M A HOUSE NI**ER" Comment

June 2, 2017

By: Dawane Cromwell

Bill Maher is in the middle of a PR firestorm after the comedian used the N-word during an interview on HBO’s Real Time Friday night. Republican Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska appeared as a guest to promote his book. He laughed about how adults dressing up for Halloween is “frowned upon” more in his state. When Maher said, “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more,” his guest replied, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.” Maher responded, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n—–.” While the interview was not posted to HBO’s official YouTube or social media channels, a video surfaced and the internet went crazy.

 

People are now calling for Bill to be terminated from HBO for his racist comments, we will be following this story closely and will keep our followers updated.  HBO has declined our request for a comment..

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Brandy Unconscious and Rushed to Hospital

June 2, 2017

By: Krystal  Myers

It's been confirmed that Brandy Norwood fell into unconsciousness on a flight that was about to take off.

Official sources tell us Ms. Norwood was on the flight early Friday morning from LAX to JFK. Before the plane pulled out of the gate Brandy lost consciousness and everyone immediately scrambled to help her. We're told Delta contacted the L.A. City Fire Dept. and paramedics arrived quickly and removed Brandy from the plane. We're told she regained full consciousness while she was being treated on the jetway. We are told Brandy was stable and taken to the hospital.

 

Later in the day brother Ray J took to social media to update her fans "The stress of all of the traveling and working so incessantly has exhausted her. She will be relaxing for the next few days."

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Anthony Henderson FFFOF Launch

April 29, 2017

By: Dawane Cromwell

The Fashion Foundation for Our Future hosted their 4th Annual One Night Only Event on April 28th 2017 at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. The night was perfect, there are always lots of great vibes and amazing people at Anthony's events. The night consisted of cocktails, light refreshments, music and of course the awards ceremony which honored some incredible individuals. The FFOF aims to address compelling community social issues through business and arts partnerships that raise awareness, create new opportunities and highlight innovation within the arts and cultural community.

Special Invited Guest Included:  Retired 49ers player Lee Woodall, Actor Kevin Savage, Mike Jerrick, Comedian Buckwild, Rapper Eve's Mom Julie Wilch, Professional Boxer Simon Carr, Philadelphia Daily News Columnist Jenice Armstrong  and  BET Writer Ernest Owens.

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LL COOL J, WALE, KENDRICK LAMAR  AND BIG SEAN ATTENDS THE CELEBRITY BALL-GAME

January 15, 2017

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Amber Rose Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

Oct 27, 2015

Location: Philadelphia PA

Amber Rose is taken over everything, you can now add Author next to her name, she recently released her newest booked called "How to  Be A Bad Bi**h". She stopped in Philadelphia at a local book store on Oct. 27th 2015 to sign a few copies of the book for fans. 

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The Roots Inducted into The Walk of Fame Outside Kimmel Center

Oct 26, 2015

Location: Philadelphia PA

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DJ Khaled, Meek Mills, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Bryshere Gray & Fabulous in Concert

Sept 20, 2015

Location: Philadelphia PA

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JARULE & Steven Madden New Shoe Release

Aug 26, 2015

Location: New York

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Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game

Aug 4, 2015

By: Dawane Cromwell

The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope celebrity basketball game to benefit the state’s young people will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen (Duffy) Samuels, provides services to at-risk and hard to reach teens ages 12-17 and has changed the lives of more than 4,500 young people since its inception. Embacy Insider had all access during the game and had plenty of time to knock up a few interviews backstage.  

Duffy’s Hope will partner with the Delaware Prevention Coalition for the eighth annual Teen Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delaware State University in Dover. The summit is an opportunity for teens ages13-18 years old and their families (parents/guardians) to be exposed to current issues facing today’s teens. Teens will engage in interactive, open dialogue workshops facilitated by their peers on topics of interest such as underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, dating and relationships, and financial issues. Special invited guest included Bryshere Gray, Mack Wilds, Bobby Valentino, Sevyn Streeter and a few other celebrities who came out to support.

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Will & Ellen Smith Mothers Day Dinning With Diva's Event 

May 12, 2014

By: Dawane Cromwell

The Smith's Mansion hosted its annual Mothers Day Dinning with Diva's events. Ellen Smith who is the youngest of 4 children and also a twin as well as the founder of Dinning with Diva's Weekend. In 2004, Ellen hosted a small event at her home. Ellen invited “Mother’s in Charge,” an organization of mothers whose children have been killed in violent crimes to benefit from the event. The event response was so good that Ellen wanted to make it bigger & better and created Dining With Divas.

Dining With Divas also known as Mother’s Day at the Mansion, believes that every mother should have the opportunity to enjoy the day recognized as a national holiday in her honor. For this reason, our affiliates have selflessly given their time & effort to assist us in this matter. Dining With Divas does an annual “Adopt A Family.” Between 8-10 families are adopted every year. They receive Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner which is delivered to their homes. For Mother’s Day, mother’s & children in transition from shelters, foster homes etc…. are personally transported to & from event and enjoy the special day with their family.

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Bernard Hopkins Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Nov 27, 2013 

By: Dawane Cromwell

The timing was perfect as most Philadelphia families struggle this time of the year to put food on the table. The Executioner” Hopkins showed up in North Philadelphia and a local gas station he owns with a truck full of frozen turkeys and smoked turkey sausages and announced, “I came for mine! The Philadelphia boxer along side of a few city officials and radio personalities all helped hand out over 600 turkeys to families who needed a little boost for their holiday meals. 

Hopkins usually takes to the street each year around this time and gives back to the local community. Hopkins, approaching his 51st birthday but still hoping for one last fight, said he’s always training — “It’s a lifestyle; I’d do this whether I was fighting or not, and I think I’m doing pretty good for 51,” he said as he did a quick ab check for a reporter.

76ERS Nerlens Noel, Tony Wroten and Kwame Brown Gives Back to Local Community! 

Oct 24, 2013 

By: Dawane Cromwell

The 76ers players gave back to their local community as part of the Sixers Blue Week by Independent Blue Cross and Sixers Strong. Nerlens Noel, Tony Wroten, Kwame Brown and a few of their team mates found themselves in West Philadelphia at Philly Cuts. 76 kids received fresh cuts by local barbers and was also invited to the home opener game on October 30th against Miami Heat. Rookie Nerlens Noel took the opportunity to get a fresh cut as well, it truly good to see these players taken time out of thier busy schedule to spend time in the community.  

In the meantime I am looking forward to this upcoming season. Now all we have to do next is focus on winning a championship or is that too much to ask for these days. 

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Meek Mills, K. Michelle and Ace Hood in Concert

Oct 13, 2013

By: Dawane Cromwell

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Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit!

Sept 2, 2013

By: Dawane Cromwell

It was a busy weekend for us! In the middle of us covering the AND 1 Summer Remix, Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill and NBA Cavaliers player Dion Waiters teamed up to bring together some big names for the Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit on August 30, 2013. The one day event created to help high school and college students learn how to “chase their dreams” will be held at the Temple University Performing Arts Center and will feature discussions, interactive panels, and a mini concert. “Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit was put together to discuss everything from chasing dreams successfully to what it takes to make it in the industry as an athlete, musician, entrepreneur and business executive,” its website says. “The infusion panel will focus on “dream chasing” and looks to ignite the spark in all generations to go after their goals, no matter what those goals may be.”

Content will span across the entertainment spectrum and will speak to multiple generations. Attendees are in for a treat as this conference boasts more interactive experiences with panelists. Both Mill and Waiters want to give attendees real life glimpses into what goes on behind the scenes in the conquest to success. Across generations the hope is to encourage all that attend that no matter what the goal, there is a way to achieve it.

Some of the confirmed guest included MMG head Rick Ross, Blueprint Group Co-CEO Cortez Bryant, Hip Hop mogul Master P, rapper Machine Gun Kelly, songwriter/producer Sean Garrett, artist manager Julius Erving III, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, NBA Agent Brandon Rosenthal, ESPN NFL Analyst Andrew Brandt, and more celebrities from the world of entertainment. 

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AND 1 Summer Remix

Sept. 1, 2013 

By: Dawane Cromwell

If your into basketball your not going to want to miss this all star weekend. AND 1 Summer Remix celebrates their 20th anniversary, The event coincides with the fact AND1 was founded 20 years ago in Philadelphia by two business school students. AND1 is hosting a basketball tournament in Philadelphia, PA at the Liacouras Center over Labor Day Weekend. The 12 teams will all be coached by celebrities and will consist of amateurs, pros, and streetball legends. They will compete for the prize of $100,000. Embacy Insider was granted all access during the weekend, we got some amazing interviews and still images from some of your favorite celebrities.   

 

“This tournament is a great step to advance our position as the preeminent street basketball brand worldwide,” said AND1 marketing director Maurice Levy. “This event will celebrate our roots in Philadelphia, featuring high level basketball and incorporating music to give our fans what they’ve been missing these past few years.” 

 

The celebrity were pretty cool with fans taken time to sign autographs, give interviews and take lots of photos. We has an amazing time and look forward to their next event, take a few moments and check out the photo gallery. 

 

Among the celebrity coaches is former Supersonics star Shawn Kemp, who will coach a team from the Seattle area, Pacers forward Lance Stephenson, and musicians Jermaine Dupri, Michael Bivins and Rico Love

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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 

July 29, 2013

By: Dawane Cromwell

We had the honor of covering The Philadelphia Eagles training camp on July 28th 2013. It could be one of the most interesting camps of the preseason thanks to the quarterback battle that will be taking place. No one is quite sure who will be taking over the team’s starting role under head coach Chip Kelly, but luckily the fans will have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal during camp with the public practices. Even though only five practices are open, more fans will (theoretically) be able to see practice than at Lehigh. There's already been 200,000 tickets reserved for the five practices, and almost 49,000 tickets were reserved for the first practice on July 28th.

Even before camp begins there are already plenty of intriguing storylines to follow. Will Fletcher Cox's absence from the voluntary portion of offseason workouts extend into next month's mandatory minicamp or even training camp? Will running back Darren Sproles, who also has skipped out on the voluntary workouts, report on time? Then there's the quarterback position, which Jim Schwartz hinted could be more open than initially believed between rookie Carson Wentz and incumbent veteran Sam Bradford. According to a release issued by the team Wednesday, a majority of practices will be held at 8:15 a.m. and open to a limited number of season ticket holders, who will be chosen at random from every section of Lincoln Financial Field. 

Amber Rose's Drama Unfolds

May 29th, 2018

By Dawane Cromwell

Shocking footage captured outside a Washington, D.C. nightclub shows a vicious fight break out before a man plummets into moving traffic and has his head nearly crushed by a car.

The brawl happened Sunday outside Decades located on Connecticut Avenue, where former stripper and American socialite Amber Rose hosted a cookout party on the rooftop in honor of Memorial Day weekend.

The alcohol-fueled fight seemingly occurred between bouncers and a couple of club-goers. It is currently unclear what ignited the brawl.

One bouncer is captured on video holding the man by his neck in attempts to restrain him, while a woman who is with the man in a headlock tries to give him a hand.