ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West (Photo: Everett Collection / shutterstock)
By Florence Anthony
Legendary actor, film writer/producer and entrepreneur Leon Isaac Kennedy will be awarded the prestigious “Legends Award” at the 13th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF) hosted by the African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) and Gipp. The event took place on Saturday, October 13 at the Cinema Park Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am honored to receive such an accolade. Storytelling has always been a huge part of my life and I thank God for allowing me to do things in this industry that would cause a lasting impact in films for generations to come,” says Kennedy. His 1979 film “Penitentiary,” which Kennedy starred in was a big mainstream hit that became the number #1 Independent Film of the Year, which was a very prestigious achievement given a climate that offered limited opportunities for minorities……..
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Eva Marcille wed attorney Michael Sterling in a private ceremony in the Peachtree City on October 7. The newlyweds started dating in 2016 and became engaged last Christmas. They share a son who was born in April. The former America’s Next Top Model winner also has a daughter with producer Kevin McCall. Marcille’s reality show castmates including Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams and newcomer Shamari DeVoe, wife of New Edition crooner Ronnie DeVoe all attended the wedding, which was filmed for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta which premieres November 4……….
Tongues are wagging that Kanye West, who has plans to once again meet with President Donald Trump, deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts for a second time. However, on October 5, the controversial rapper dropped unannounced by the XS Tennis Facility on Chicago’s southside, where he asked for a tour. The husband of Kim Kardashian then proceed to interview XS board member Renell Perry, who also runs the facility, then posted the video on his now deleted gram. Kanye said he wanted to XS because he wants to help the youth of Chicago. The tennis center is founded by Kamal Murray, who coaches Sloane Stephens……..
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the American Film Institute Board of Trustees announced that Denzel Washington will be the recipient of the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award. The multiple Oscar-winning actor will be bestowed the honor at a gala tribute next summer. “Denzel Washington is an American icon,” Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, said in a statement……..