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Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney Peete Star In New Docu-Series “For Peete’s Sake”

PeetesSakeGreat news for Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete fans, get ready to meet the entire family. OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network recently announced the airing of a a comedic, dramatic and highly intimate docu-series, “For Peete’s Sake” (working title), following the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete as they juggle complicated career choices with their bustling family life.

“As longtime members of ‘The Oprah Show’ family, we’ve watched Holly and Rodney navigate successful careers in show business, a devoted marriage and a growing, love-filled family,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “This new series gives an entertaining and honest look at a modern family that just happens to live in the celebrity spotlight.”

Millions of fans know Holly Robinson Peete as the actress who launched her long-running career starring on the groundbreaking TV series “21 Jump Street,” and Rodney Peete as the popular NFL quarterback and former co-host of Fox Sports’ “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” But their very public careers reveal just a glimpse of what life is like today for this Hollywood power couple, whose family includes four kids and Holly’s wild-and-crazy mom, Dolores, who at 79 years young is anything but a typical grandma. In a household where constant activity and change are the norm, the series celebrates the chaotic, yet loving dynamic of life in this magnetic American family.

“Rodney and I couldn’t be more thrilled to call OWN our new TV home. We are excited to share our family’s chaotic bliss and zany journeys with OWN’s loyal and authentic audience,” said Holly Robinson Peete.

The Peete’s new series joins OWN’s popular Saturday night lineup. OWN is Saturday night’s #2 network on all of television for African-American women and year-to-date features the top three original series on television for African-American women (“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” “Raising Whitley” and “2 Fat 2 Fly”). In 2014, OWN had the top five original series on ad-supported cable for African-American women (“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “Deion’s Family Playbook,” “Six Little McGhees” and “Raising Whitley”).

Holly Robinson Peete made her TV debut at the age of four on “Sesame Street” alongside her father, Matt Robinson, who played the original Gordon on the show. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she landed the part that made her recognizable to viewers throughout the world on the groundbreaking series “21 Jump Street,” and went on to star in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “For Your Love” and “Mike and Molly.” In 2010, she successfully launched “The Talk” as one of the original co-hosts. In 1995, she and Rodney Peete were married. A star athlete at USC, Peete was drafted three times by the MLB while there, but instead pursued a successful career in the NFL, which spanned 16 years and six teams. Following retirement, Peete joined Fox Sports “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” serving as the show’s NFL expert for four seasons. The couple is also known for their highly respected philanthropic work and in 1997 founded the HollyRod foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

The Peete family includes Holly’s widowed mom, Dolores, as well as the couple’s four children: twins RJ and Ryan Elizabeth (17), middle son Robinson (13), and the youngest, Roman (10).
Holly Robinson Peete And Rodney Peete To Star In New Docu-Series “For Peete’s Sake” For Own: Oprah Winfrey Network

“For Peete’s Sake” (working title) is produced for OWN by Tremendous! Entertainment. Executive producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers and Andy Meyer from Tremendous! Entertainment as well as John Ferriter, Kyell Thomas, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete. Keep up to date on the show schedule on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Starz’ “POWER” Viewing And Launch Of Brooklyn Reggae Party

PowerOn Saturday, June 6, 2015, Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge hosts the premiere viewing party for the Starz’ original series POWER Also, they are launching the Brooklyn Reggae Party which will be held each Saturday night featuring incredible DJs and the latest new artist’s music in New York City. Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge opens their door at 7:00 P.M on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Guests will be entertained by the varied sounds of three of the East Coast’s best DJs. DJ Traxx, da Trendsetta, DJ LJ OntheBill and DJ Trouble, will host a ‘Battle of the DJs’ that will rival DJ competitions in the nation.

This exciting evening will also feature a specialty menu of Jamaican fusion cuisine prepared by the popular chef from Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge; along with signature drinks that can’t be found in any other location in the city. The menu and drinks are prepared with care and pride using the finest fresh ingredients with your health and dining pleasure in mind. Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge is located at 14 Duryea Place in Brooklyn. Admission for women is free and men will pay $10 after 10pm. This is a 21 and over event and I.D. is required.

As fans of the show already know, POWER is a heart-stopping television drama produced by New York’s own Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The show, in its 2nd season, has been holding audiences spellbound each week. The show follows the main character ‘Ghost’ excellently played my actorOmari Hardwick as he navigates the gritty drug underworld while maintaining prominent status in the glamorous New York City club scene.

Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge – Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge is the second location of the famed Jamaica Grill brand featuring the most authentic Jamaican fusion foods in New York City. Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge is a secret “hideaway” with an open side garden dining experience and well-appointed bar, lounge and dance floor to host a wide variety of events. Located at 14 Duryea Place in Brooklyn, it is steps away from the newest entertainment center in Brooklyn – the newly re-opened Kings Theatre. The event promises to be engaging and exciting for fans of the show as well as new and current customers of Delroy’s Jamaica Grill Bar and Lounge.

The American Black Film Festival 2014 Conversations and Panels

f834d8bb4f497a6b4909ec5961ae7d5cIt is day three of the American Black Film Festival and things are in full swing. Even with a few glitches of being in a new city, the events have been absolutely amazing. The panels have been informative and highlighted talked from some of the brightest stars in television and film.

R&B Group SWV’s Reality Show Screening Party in New York

2a5101e207dfe424b192c3a6894ccedfWith the premiere of their new reality show, it may be safe to say that superstar R &B Group SWV is back. SWV which stands for Sisters With Voices burst onto the music scene in the 90’s and blew their fans away with hit after hit.

In New York City on Wednesday January 15, 2014. The WE TV channel hosted a screening party at The Jazz Room at The General for the group’s new show called SWV Reunited. The room was filled with press, fans executives etc. to get a first look at the show.

As fans already know, the ladies of SWV include Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” George. They are the original members of the group and in the 1990’s they were on top of the music world. During their early career. they had a string of top ten R&B hits including “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” and “You’re Always On My Mind.” They had over 15 million albums sold, a Grammy® nomination, an American Music Award nomination and 11 Billboard Music Awards nominations. To all watching, it appeared that SWV was unstoppable.

But while they seemed to have it all, the drama behind the scenes tore the group apart. It didn’t just end, it ended badly; and in 1998 the members of SWV went their separate ways. Now years later a fter marriage, kids and other separate endeavors, the trio came together and decided it was time to reunite for a chance to recapture their fame.

1n 2012, their sultry sound was introduced to a whole new generation of fans with new album I Miss Us, which earned a Grammy® nod in 2013 for “Best Traditional R&B Performance.”

The reality show SWV Reunited follows these three strong and talented women as they figure out how to trust each other again as well as perform well together. The premiere episode follows SWV on the first stop of the comeback tour at Wembley Stadium in London, but new secrets about Coko’s health threaten the rehabilitated bond of the group.

Fans will be in for a treat as throughout the season, they will get to see the ladies in action during high-stakes performances in Atlanta, D.C., L.A., and New York. Coko, Lelee and Taj not only address old wounds like trust, jealousy, egos and selfishness, but face new challenges including health scares, family issues and management drama.

And although they share plenty of tears, the ladies share lots of laughter. These ladies prove they can truly be real and laugh at themselves—whether it’s poking fun at Lelee’s butt lift, Coko’s tummy tuck or sharing hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from their early years. Now the question is, can the ladies of SWV finally come to terms with the issues that ended their friendship and career once before? Will they be able to put their differences aside to recapture fame? Fans will just have to watch and see.

OWN TV’s The Haves and Haves Nots Season Premiere in New York City.

0e5096229e555707b5d4c181b36f40c5In 2013, Director Tyler Perry brought his writing style to the OWN Network with a bang. The breakout show entitled “The Haves and Haves Nots” created a ratings hike for the network and left fans wanting to see more of the show. It has been quite a few months since the season finale of the show, but fear not, this ruthless family and their cast of characters are back with a vengeance.

In New York City, on Monday, January 6, 2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and a sneak preview of the upcoming season of “Love Thy Neighbor.”

Along with the cast, over a hundred press and tastemakers packed the Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room on a wintry night to get a sneak peek of “Love Thy Neighbor”(LTN) and a full episode viewing of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (HHN). HHN cast members in attendance included: John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Eva Tamargo and Tyler Lepley. [Not attending were Tika Sumpter who was in Mississippi shooting a film and Crystal Fox who was out of the country].

The LTN cast on hand included: Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Jonathan Chase and Darmirra Brunson. Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (president/executive producer), Will Areu (senior vice president/producer) and Mark Swinton (producer) were also in the building to celebrate the highly anticipated second season of these shows.

The room buzzed with the cast, producers, OWN staff and with members of the media and although the weather was cold outside, inside there was definite heat and energy. The actual season premierefor “The Haves and Haves Nots” is on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and “Love Thy Neighbor” is on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 so fans of the show will have to wait and see what happens next. For more information on the show, visit “The Haves and the Have Nots”and “Love Thy Neighbor.”