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These 3 ladies from “Like A Boss” headed to being top media moguls

600803f048c5981639964a3b7fda8143Media and business moguls seem to have a wide range of experiences to get to the place where they finally reach their goals. Some start as assistants to high profile executives, while some others work for a friend or family member. Then there are some who just seemed to be born with the attitude and work ethic to do what is needed to be done to become that leader they always wanted to be.

The new hit Oxygen show, “Like A Boss” gives the audience access to the lives of bosses in the making. The show introduces Amber Grimes, Rian Parish, and Drekia Glenn. While these might not be household names as of yet, just keep watching because these three ladies have had experience assisting high profile executives and talent.

Recently, Amber Grimes, Rian Parish, and Drekia Glenn discussed their goals and reason for being a part of this popular show. Here is a little about the 3 media moguls in the making: Amber Grimes, is currently assistant to media mogul Nick Cannon. Rian Parish is the assistant to popular radio personality Big Tigger and Drekia Glenn is assistant to music executive Abou “Bu” Thiam. Within the show, these protégés are out to prove they have the drive, focus and ambition to be a future CEO.

Amber Grimes is an ambitious Atlanta native with an independent grind to make it in the entertainment world. She recently joined Nick Cannon’s team as his assistant to help him launch NCredible in Atlanta. Her career kicked off early by becoming one of the top college party promoters in the city. After making a big name for herself on the party scene, she furthered her interest in entertainment by promoting and managing several artists. Her hard work quickly led to her first executive assistant position at Def Jam Records for the Former Vice President, Abou “Bu” Thiam, as well as a brand ambassador position with Reebok. It was always this assistant’s goal to become a trailblazer in the male dominated entertainment industry, and Amber has done that by taking her experience with high level executives, major artists, and event planning, to start her own full service marketing company, The Cardi Brand Agency. Amber also uses her athletic background, passion for fitness, and major brand connections to host an all female health initiative, #PowerWomenSweat, that promotes healthy living and offers women of all ages free fitness classes and networking opportunities. Amber has big goals to make it as a powerful female in show business and to inspire other young women to always follow their dreams.

On the rise from none other than the wonderful “Peach State of Georgia”, a shining star was born, Miss Rian Parish. Talented actress, graceful dancer, and one who has been known to “rock” the mic, she is blazing the road to stardom. She has made her contacts in the entertainment game by becoming the right hand to some of Hollywood’s hottest stars and now she is making her mark as she breaks out from behind the scenes to steal the spotlight. Her bubbly personality, charisma, and quick wit make her the go to girl for hosting, emceeing, and interviewing. Rian has honed skills in every facet of the industry from behind the camera as a hairstylist and makeup artist, to owning scenes in television, film, and music video productions. Rian is fully aware that nothing comes easy or fast, and when she is not on set, she is learning the entertainment business inside and out. Currently, Rian is trying to perfect the balancing act between being an assistant to radio DJ and TV personality Big Tigger and being a mom to three kids. If being a mom and an assistant wasn’t enough, Rian is an entrepreneur having started a budding tax preparation and staffing business, in addition to hustling to jump start an entertainment career as an on camera host. Finding the time to do it all is tough, but if working for Big Tigger can give Rian one thing, it’s a chance to learn how to be an on air personality from one of the best.

After reaching out to music executive Bu Thiam, Drekia Glenn finally has her shot at the big-time and will learn the ropes as Bu’s second assistant. Dedication to her job won’t be an issue for Drekia as she has always been a hard worker. Her career goal is to run an entertainment concierge firm, serving the needs of all facets of show business from athletes to models to music artists and more. She is real and no nonsense and someone you will definitely remember after seeing her on the screen just once.

Although, these 3 ladies are very different, they have similar goals and that is to succeed and be role models in empowering other young women. They are each on their way and definitely expect to hear so much more from them in the coming years.

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Ghost Brothers comes to Destination America on April 15, 2016

3ab0b730c281cf36973be43f2f26223fReality shows are sometimes full of quite a bit of drama, but there are a few that are programmed for fun and even education. Now, while there are shows about ghost hunting, there is one about the hit television screens that is like no other. It is called Ghost Brothers and it has a very interesting and unique take on ghost hunting and the paranormal.

On April 13, 2016, in New York, Destination America hosted an exclusive press screening at the historic Algonquian Hotel for their latest show “Ghost Brothers,” a six-part docu-series featuring TV’s first African-American paranormal investigation team. The cast members Juwan Mass, Dalen Spratt and Marcus Harvey were on hand for a brief Q&A, which was moderated by marketing maven Shante Bacon. Following the Q&A, the cast conducted one-on-one interviews with attending press.

The story of “Ghost Brothers” follows three best friends– all raised in religious households – who take their healthy curiosity and passion for the paranormal to the next level. During the series, the trio tour a series of haunted houses throughout the U.S. to uncover the history and the truth behind the local tales. The series mixes in a blend of history, education with a little humor as the three men go about their quest to discover more about life after death and the supernatural and their specific take on this subject is like no other.

The first episode is set to air on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10pm EST on Destination America. For more information on the show and the cast, visit the Destination America website. Also, there will ve updates and photos on Facebook and Twitter. The Ghost Brothers truly gives audience a new look on the ghost hunting.

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‘Sisters In Law’ series comes to WE TV

f3664b02b46ad3c8e5c04654c317023dJust when you thought there could be no new women centered reality shows around, here is another one to join the ranks. This time the story follows the lives of six intelligent female attorneys.

The show is set in Houston,Texas and the “Sisters In Law” series follows a close-knit group of elite high-powered black female lawyers as they juggle their families, busy careers, and even more demanding social calendars. The ladies may differ in their fundamental beliefs when it comes to right and wrong, but what they have in common is their passion for trying cases in a traditionally white, male-dominated profession. “Sisters In Law” documents their fascinating legal lives as well as their intricately woven personal lives. From trial prep and courtroom cross-examinations, to opposing council and opposing each other, watch as these powerful women struggle to remain civil under fierce competition and pressure.

WE tv and the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) hosted an exclusive screening of the docu-series “Sisters In Law, in New York City on March 23, 2016. The event began with a red carpet photo opps, a cocktail reception, a screening and ended with a Q&A with the cast moderated by TV/Radio personality Jacque Reid. Each of the cast member answered questions and shared some of their experiences as legal professionals. The show offers an honest look inside the lives of the very busy and successful women.

The first episode of the show is set to premiere on WE TV on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10/9c. For more information visit, the website.

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“Being” on Centric TV with Mona Scott Young

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The season premiere of the hit show on Centric TV started with a bang by featuring one of the baddest reality television producers around right now. For this installment of the show, Centric TV‘s “Being” featured none other than music management/producer veteran Mona Scott Young.

In New York City, on Saturday March 5, 2016, Love and Hip Hop New York star, Yandy Smith and Mona Scott Young invited the press and special guests to be among the first to view the “Being” episode. There was a packed house of friends, colleagues and some family who were there to wish the woman of the hour nothing but the best on her success.

Mona, as many fans and entertainment industry professionals know is responsible for the high octane, sexy and trendy reality show Love and Hip Hop New York. Each week, the show unveils so new music and a few issues that fan cannot get enough of talking about to their friends. Although, it began with one show, Love and Hip Hop has slowly grown into a franchise with other installments such as Love and Hip Hip Atlanta and Love and Hip Hop Hollywood to follow. Also, because of the continued success of the shows, there are additional spin off from breakout cast members such as:Stevie J. and Joseline and K.Michelle: My Life.

This success is nothing new for Scott since in her career, she has worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop such as Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes to name a few. It is clear with her bold and nonstop work ethic, even more success is to follow. She has even partnered with rap superstar Nicki Minaj and created the Moscato drink simply called Myx. For more information on this talented lady, visit her Monami Entertainment website.

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The Real Housewives of the Potomac; Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger and Robyn Dixon

60aeea6206aeba1528e7371349a70e21 (1)Even though the title of the show is “The Real Housewives of the Potomac“, these particular ladies are so much more.They are mothers, sisters,daughters, wives and businesswomen who are hoping to empower their own children and others with this show.

As many viewers know by now, “The Real Housewives of the Potomac” premiered on on the Bravo Channel on January 17, 2016. Potomac, Maryland is located just outside of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The community is known for its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide the best life possible for their children.

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” follows the upscale lives of six intriguing, well-to-do women:Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage. They live in a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with three of the ladies and they each provided such intriguing information and tips on what they wanted their audience to take away from watching them each week. The chat was with: Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger and Robyn Dixon. Each of the ladies were intelligent, poised and quite certain of their goals and how they each planned to use this platform to empower others. From their appearances, one would think that they are just pretty faces, but this is so far from the truth. While it is evident that they are all beautiful women, there is a vast degree of major substance that goes along with each of them.

What audiences will learn over the course of the show is how deep the friendship of these ladies go. Many of them have know one another through their philanthropic efforts over the years. One of Karen’s first endeavors is to focus on the importance of Alzheimer’s Disease awareness and the effects of the caretaker as well. As a result of their friendship, Robyn and Gizelle are own board to support her. This is much of the theme with the ladies and what does set them apart.

Whether it through philanthropy, etiquette or education, the goal of “The Real Housewives of Potomac”is to allow others to see their world and how they can benefit from it. And while there will be disagreements that happen among friends, because let’s face it, that is life, this group of women wants to show the world their process for handling a disagreement in a positive and healthy way.

For more on the show, visit: Bravo TV: Real Housewives of Potomac for when the show is aired.

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The Real Housewives of Potomac, Maryland debuts on Bravo Network in January 2016

132519bd94e00974052e7d2b90aefee7Looks like there is another city with interesting and intriguing housewives coming to you television screen. This time the ladies are located just outside of the nation’s capital. From Maryland‘s fabulous best-kept secret to the truly over-the-top Lone Star State, Bravo Media expands “The Real Housewives” franchise with two new lavish and picturesque locales. Revealing one of the most affluent towns in America, “The Real Housewives of Potomac“premiered on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

“‘The Real Housewives’ has become a global phenomenon that drives cultural conversation while consistently breaking ratings records,” said Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media. “We’re happy to extend the franchise with Potomac and Dallas giving Bravo fans more of what they desire: stories of dynamic women who make us laugh, cry, cheer and experience unforgettable moments we can’t stop talking about.”

According to Executive Producer, Andy Cohen who is responsible for “The Real Housewives” franchise, recently stated that “‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ is the show you never saw coming, and it’s going to take everyone by surprise! From the recent premiere, it looks like there is bound to be another hit for Bravo.

Potomac, Maryland is located just outside of Washington, DC. Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide the best life possible for their children.

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” follows the upscale lives of six intriguing, well-to-do women:Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage. In a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage, how far will these ladies go to secure their spot at the top of this prestigious circle?

For a sneak peek, visit: Bravo TV: Real Housewives of Potomac. With this franchise still going strong, it looks like there might be another city showcasing attractive women will continue to work.

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