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OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, has renewed its acclaimed original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) for a third season. Additionally, Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, has been upped to a series regular for…

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Iyanla Vanzant was the keynote speaker at the 2017 National Book conference in Atlanta, July 27-30.  While receiving the Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award during a dinner at the Intercontinental Buckhead, Vanzant delivered a moving keynote address to a room filled to capacity with book lovers and writers. She greeted guests warmly but reminded…

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Kendra C. Johnson (Linda) and Patrice Lovely (Hattie) in “Love Thy Neighbor” Photo courtesy of OWN Patrice Lovely embodies her last name as she is enchanting and immensely talented. As the hilarious Hattie on Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor,” her inimitable style and captivating antics charm audiences across the nation. The Alabama native has a…

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Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films announced it has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma, “13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) on a first-look deal for television and digital media. The first collaboration is DuVernay’s recently announced limited drama series “Central Park Five” for Netflix from Participant Media, Tribeca Productions and Harpo Films. Additionally, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced it…

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Photo Credit: Regis and Kahran Bethencourt Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are soul mates who share a vision of the ideal picture of what real photography looks like. Originally from Atlanta, these two visionaries are the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With seven-plus years of experience, the dynamic duo has traveled the world, specializing in children’s photography.…

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On Tuesday, April 18, “The Real” welcomes author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant visits to chat about the upcoming season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” and reveals which celebrity’s life she would most like to repair. Why Iyanla Vanzant Wants to Fix… Pres. Donald Trump Adrienne Houghton: Now, if you could fix any celebrity’s life, you…

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We’ve heard the rumors. If it weren’t for series creator and producer Tyler Perry and “Sweetie Pies,” OWN would have continued to suffer dwindling ratings. It’s like Perry was the brand’s knight in shining armor. Thangs-are-a-changing. While the network has ordered 38 episodes for a new comedy series from Perry, “The Paynes,” has picked up additional episodes…

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There’s trouble with the family for the hit show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” as a lawsuit was announced involving the two main stars. Recent court filings by founder and owner Robbie Montgomery, affectionately known as “Miss Robbie,” note that she accuses her son Tim Norman for trademark infringement after he opened an eatery called TJ’s Sweetie Pie’s…

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Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey have been bosom buddies for years and it seemed like their bond deepened when Perry jumped ship from TBS to Winfrey’s OWN network to develop multiple TV shows for the growing cable network. However, this week rumors began to pop up that the friendship was falling apart because of allegations…

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  When it comes to love, they don’t have much in common. One has been married for more than a decade to a wife with whom he abstained from premarital sex. The other, divorced, boasts about his conquests and is in no rush to leave the single life. Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and Tyrese Gibson…

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On Sunday, Oct. 18 the OWN network hosted small groups across the country to watch “Belief,” Oprah’s latest inspired television project. Taffi Dollar, one of Atlanta’s favorite first ladies was asked to host a private watch party with some of her influential girlfriends. Dollar was happy to oblige for a number of reasons. “It is an…

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