Rickey Smiley has added author to his plethora of titles; media mogul, content creator, comedian, radio
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[caption id="attachment_866720" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Porsha Williams - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] Rickey Smiley hopped in his luxury liner tour bus and brought Porsha Williams and the entire DISH Nation crew along with his RSMS fans, celebrity friends and family to gather at Sling Entertainment for the first annual charity event for the Rickey Smiley Foundation. Who knew Ed Lover, Bobby Valentino, Tameka Raymond, Mishon, singer Sammy, Demetria McKinney, and Headkrack had bowling alley game? Certainly, Gary with Da Tea may have surprised us but of course we may have guessed Ed Lover was nice with it. The rest, well I will let you ask them when you see them in these ATL streets. [caption id="attachment_866729" align="aligncenter" width="640"] DISH Nation crew - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] [caption id="attachment_866726" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Da Brat, Gary with da Tea, Rickey Smiley , Headkrack - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] I'm not sure which team was winning but it was great to see everyone haul their crews out to Norcross to Sling Entertainment where they had race car driving and great food in addition to the bowling alley. This was the perfect place for Rickey Smiley's foundation's first charity event. I'm not sure if there was more bowling taking place than the good times the DISH Nation family created. On one side, there appeared to be a soul train line and photo shoots and in the middle (Ed Lover's lane) there was some serious competition taking place. [caption id="attachment_866728" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Porsha Williams leads the pack- Gary with the tea, Rickey Smiley, Da Brat, guest, Headkrack- Photo credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] [caption id="attachment_866723" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Gary with da tea - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] Meanwhile, on Twitter, the TV One season two "Rickey Smiley For Real" show was trending all night. Rickey's son Brandon was at the bowling alley, but I didn't spot his girlfriend. Although I didn't see her, I'm still rooting for them to pull things together. Or maybe they're just young and you know what they say: people either come into your life for a lesson, or a reason. Perhaps the season for their relationship has just ended. We will just have to keep tuning in on Tuesday nights on TV One and see. Check out everyone else who showed up, after the break.
[caption id="attachment_864033" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Da Brat, Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams and Gary With Da Tea (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)[/caption] Rickey Smiley For Real (the new reality series) had such a successful run on season one, TV One executives green-lit the series for a second season. Roger Bobb, CEO of Bobbcat Films (and one of the executive producers of the show), credits Smiley's organic humor and the stern parenting he adopted from his own grandmother as one of the key reasons the sitcom is hilarious from start to finish. Bobb also credits the show's strong comedic overtone because Smiley gets to be his naturally funny and creative self. [caption id="attachment_864034" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rickey Smiley cast (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)[/caption] We got a chance to catch up with Smiley and Da Brat on the red carpet at the premiere and they both credited their newfound strong relationship to grandma parenting, similar likes and dislikes and the fact they are both no-nonsense. "It feels like we are just both the same person. We have so many similar qualities. I feel like it's a reason I came into his life and him into mine and I believe this is just a blessing. I love being part of the TV show and 'Dish Nation.' You will love the show because it's very family oriented and you will get to see how Rickey interacts with his kids and his disciplinary tactics. It's the type of show you can sit and watch with your grandmother. I want to say it's like the modern-day Bill Cosby show but man, I don't want to use Bill Cosby's name because you know he has all them charges now," said Da Brat. [caption id="attachment_864031" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Roger Bobb (TV One executive ladies) Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media[/caption] Take a look at the photo galley and the video statements featuring red carpet celebrity guests such as Kelly Price, Ms. Juicy, Ms. Minnie, Porsha Williams, Gary With Da Tea, Joseline Hernandez, Da Brat, Josh the Artist and the celebs we were able to catch up with as well as our photo gallery after the break