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Beautii J and the cast of “Cutting It In The ATL” makes the cover of Kontrol Magazine

As the summer heats up many new faces and shows are starting to heat up as well. As with anything beauty stands out and one such show has just that. Debuting on the WETV Network, “Cutting It In The ATL”, reality show is quickly becoming a thing or a ratings force to be reckoned with. Lead by the beautiful Ms Beautii J herself, this extraordinary cast of talented hair designers have already made a name for themselves in the hair industry but now they are taking over the entertainment industry as well. With a growing fan base and outstanding story lines its no wonder that they made the cover of the new issue of Kontrol Magazine. Make sure you tune in every Thursday at 10/9 central to watch these dynamic ladies as they conquer the world one hairstyle at a time.

Super Star Comedian Joe Torry and Entertainer K Chill Invades Atlanta

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This weekend was so star studded that I really don’t know where to begin but here goes nothing. The weekend started with super star comedian “Joe Torry” arriving Thursday for an all out busting gut fun laugh fest at The Comedy Club alone side his long time friend and sometime business associate K Chill from the rap group K Chill & Tetraz. Night after night, packed show after packed show the people kept rolling in and the celebrities kept coming to welcome Joe Torry back to the city. We all know if Joe Torry was hanging with K Chill it was some long nights and plenty of club jumping. With the recent spike to K Chill & Tetraz career due to movie cameo’s and performing at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 2015 Joe Torry was not the only celebrity getting the royal treatment this weekend. If you are a Joe Torry fan and love good old fashion fun and comedy but didn’t catch his show this weekend then you missed a treat. Joe was in rare form with all new material and he definitely brought the city out.

Kim Kardashian is pregnant with second child with Kanye West

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are expecting their second child. Kardashian and West already have a daughter, North, who will turn 2 on June 15.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are expecting their second child.

The news was revealed in a video clip about upcoming episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the E! reality show.

“I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant,” Kardashian, 34, tells her sister Khloe, who responds with a scream of delight.

The video also shows Kardashian looking at an ultrasound during a doctor’s appointment.

Kardashian and West, 37, already have a daughter,North, who will turn 2 on June 15.

Caitlyn Jenner Says Kris Mistreated Her During Their Marriage

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Caitlyn Jenner has come out swinging in her first major interview, telling Vanity Fair that ex-wife Kris “mistreated” and “controlled” her throughout their marriage!

At the time of the couple’s divorce in 2014, Kris insisted they were parting as friends, but it seems any good feelings between them may have faded.

“The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner…” Caitlyn told Vanity Fair in her new cover interview. “Then really around the show, when that hit and she was running the whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint. … I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me.”

“A lot of times she wasn’t very nice,” Caitlyn continued. “People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff.”

But Kris fired back, “He was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable… All I was doing was working very hard for my family so that we could all have a wonderful future, and he was pissed off.”

What”s more, Kris claimed, “At the end of my relationship with Bruce he definitely had a lot of social

anxiety. … That was one of the reasons we were in a struggle at the end.”

And when Caitlyn went public with her transformation, Kris said she was stunned: “It was like the most passive-aggressive thing I think I ever experienced.”

Still, Caitlyn said that any focus on her gender issues as the reason for the split is misguided, and that most of it was Kris’ fault.

She insisted, “Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated.”

Breaking News: Legendary Blues Singer B.B. King Dies At 89

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT.

Bryson said funeral arrangements were being made.

Although he had continued to perform well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy winner suffered from diabetes and had been in declining health during the past year. He collapsed during a concert in Chicago last October, later blaming dehydration and exhaustion. He had been in hospice care at his Las Vegas home.

For most of a career spanning nearly 70 years, Riley B. King was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists, who included Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Keith Richards. He recorded more than 50 albums and toured the world well into his 80s, often performing 250 or more concerts a year.

King played a Gibson guitar he affectionately called Lucille with a style that included beautifully crafted single-string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos and bent notes.

The result could bring chills to an audience, no more so than when King used it to full effect on his signature song, “The Thrill is Gone.” He would make his guitar shout and cry in anguish as he told the tale of forsaken love, then end with a guttural shouting of the final lines: “Now that it’s all over, all I can do is wish you well.”

His style was unusual. King didn’t like to sing and play at the same time, so he developed a call-and-response between him and Lucille.

“Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said, to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more,” King told The Associated Press in 2006. “When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.”

A preacher uncle taught him to play, and he honed his technique in abject poverty in the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of the blues.

“I’ve always tried to defend the idea that the blues doesn’t have to be sung by a person who comes from Mississippi, as I did,” he said in the 1988 book “Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music.”

“People all over the world have problems,” he said. “And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”

Fellow travelers who took King up on that theory included Clapton, the British-born blues-rocker who collaborated with him on “Riding With the King,” a best-seller that won a Grammy in 2000 for best traditional blues album.

Still, the Delta’s influence was undeniable. King began picking cotton on tenant farms around Indianola, Mississippi, before he was a teenager, being paid as little as 35 cents for every 100 pounds, and was still working off sharecropping debts after he got out of the Army during World War Two.

“He goes back far enough to remember the sound of field hollers and the cornerstone blues figures, like Charley Patton and Robert Johnson,” ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons once told Rolling Stone magazine.

King got his start in radio with a gospel quartet in Mississippi, but soon moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where a job as a disc jockey at WDIA gave him access to a wide range of recordings. He studied the great blues and jazz guitarists, including Django Reinhardt and T-Bone Walker, and played live music a few minutes each day as the “Beale Street Blues Boy,” later shortened to B.B.

Through his broadcasts and live performances, he quickly built up a following in the black community, and recorded his first R&B hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” in 1951.

He began to break through to white audiences, particularly young rock fans, in the 1960s with albums like “Live at the Regal,” which would later be declared a historic sound recording worthy of preservation by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

He further expanded his audience with a 1968 appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and when he opened shows for the Rolling Stones in 1969.

King was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and received the Songwriters Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush, gave a guitar to Pope John Paul II and had President Barack Obama sing along to his “Sweet Home Chicago.”

Other Grammys included best male rhythm `n’ blues performance in 1971 for “The Thrill Is Gone,” best ethnic or traditional recording in 1982 for “There Must Be a Better World Somewhere” and best traditional blues recording or album several times. His final Grammy came in 2009 for best blues album for “One Kind Favor.”

Through it all, King modestly insisted he was simply maintaining a tradition.

“I’m just one who carried the baton because it was started long before me,” he told the AP in 2008.

Born Riley B. King on Sept. 16, 1925, on a tenant farm near Itta Bena, Mississippi, King was raised by his grandmother after his parents separated and his mother died. He worked as a sharecropper for five years in Kilmichael, an even smaller town, until his father found him and took him back to Indianola.

“I was a regular hand when I was 7. I picked cotton. I drove tractors. Children grew up not thinking that this is what they must do. We thought this was the thing to do to help your family,” he said.

When the weather was bad and he couldn’t work in the cotton fields, he walked 10 miles to a one-room school before dropping out in the 10th grade.

After he broke through as a musician, it appeared King might never stop performing. When he wasn’t recording, he toured the world relentlessly, playing 342 one-nighters in 1956. In 1989, he spent 300 days on the road. After he turned 80, he vowed he would cut back, and he did, somewhat, to about 100 shows a year.

He had 15 biological and adopted children. Family members say 11 survive.

COULD ATLANTA RAPPERS K CHILL & TETRAZ BE HEADED TO THE “SHARK TANK” TV SHOW?

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Most people are aware that the Atlanta rap group “K Chill & Tetraz” have been experiencing a revitalization of their brand. With the recent announcement of them reuniting and performing at Hot 107.9 BirthDayBash20 in Atlanta Georgia June 19th and them releasing their tell all controversial video “K Chill & Tetraz: The Untold Truth” the news just keeps getting better. On the heels of K Chill receiving a career changing role in the 20th Century Fox new movie Alvin & The Chipmunks 4 you can now add entrepreneur to the equation. The group has a patent on a new invention called “The Drink Lock” that investors are clamoring to sink their teeth in. With multiple meeting scheduled to present this miraculous device it seems natural for the two to go after the biggest sharks on the planet and that is the “Shark Tank”. After the initial preliminaries who knows where this product may end up. Several investors have already commissioned  a 6 to 7 figure deal but exposure is key to a successful new product/brand launch. As any good businessman knows aligning yourself with the right Shark can pay big dividends as well as accelerate your business to highs. Who will they choose? No one really knows but one thing is for certain it is never a dull moment when reporting on these two innovators.

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