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TLC SAYS IT'S A WRAP WITH BARTENURA, BLACK DIAMONDS AND REEBOK
Executive producers Chilli and T-Boz celebrate end of production of film with cast and crew
Atlanta, GA) On Saturday, April 6th Chilli and T-Boz, along with the principal cast and crew of their upcoming biopic; Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, celebrated the end of the production at Luxe Lounge in Atlanta, GA. Guests dined on Italian hors d'oeuvres and danced the evening away to tunes from the 90's including music from TLC's top-selling albums along with remixes and soundtrack additions. A custom-made viral booth was available for guests to capture keepsake snapshots all featuring a silhouette from TLC's Best of Album.
The evening ended with a special presentation to the group by renowned artist Neal Hamilton (Paint Out Loud). Hamilton presented the group with a wall-sized artistic interpretation of the group's infamous 'Fanmail' album cover. Hamilton recalls being inspired by TLC's empowering message and refusal to compromise their artistic integrity. "I wanted to capture the group's energy and charisma with the painting. TLC was ahead of their time and I believe they still are. I hope the piece was able to capture a piece of that," Hamilton says. In addition to the painting the group was presented with a custom created cake with artwork reminiscent of the group's first hit, 'Ain't too proud to beg' by Black Diamond Edible Creations. Actors Lil Mama (Left-Eye) and Dru Sidora (T-Boz) joined Chilli and T-Boz for the celebration, along with several other cast members from the film. Reebok Classics was on hand to gift members of the principal cast with sneakers from their spring line.
2013 marks TLC's 20th anniversary and part of that celebration included stepping into the role of executive producers of their biopic, along with upcoming new music and tour dates. "We were so blessed with this cast and crew. Everyone gave us their very best and we appreciate them so much," Chilli explains. "The hard part is done. The next step is getting the project to our fans. We have some of the most loyal fans in the world. I can't wait until they are able to share this with us." T-Boz says.
TLC: It's a Wrap! was hosted by Enchanted PR and AW Media Group and sponsored by Bartenura Moscato, Black Diamond Edible Creations and Reebok Classics.
For more information on TLC's upcoming biopic and 20th anniversary celebration visit the official TLC Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/officialTLC.
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CHARLES STONE III SET TO DIRECT; PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY WILL COMMENCE MARCH 2013 IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 18, 2013 - The much anticipated biopic "Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story," on Grammy-winning girl group TLC, is set to begin production in March 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is the birthplace for the group that rose to unprecedented fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high-profile success, turmoil and tragedy, TLC left an indelible stamp of female empowerment that changed the face of the music industry forever. The group was also recognized internationally as pioneers in advocacy for Sex and HIV education.
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the full-length TV movie based on their life and career as TLC. "We were pleased to learn that production would take place here in Atlanta because it keeps everything true to form. The group was formed here, and Atlanta was the backdrop for so many things we experienced, good and bad as a group. We really want fans to experience our story in an authentic way," says Chilli. "There is so much to our story that hasn't been told until this movie, it really has to be done the right way," T-Boz adds. "Fans will be able to really understand the dynamic of the group and why that formula has not been able to be duplicated. It was something truly special." Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina are executive producers alongside Thomas and Watkins. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1. Alexander A. Motlagh also serves as executive producer for Pop Films.
VH1 has cast the roles of superstars Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas with actress Drew Sidora, hip hop artist Lil Mama and KeKe Palmer.
"TLC were truly music pioneers and this movie is a fantastic way to expand our scripted push by combining our audience's passion for music with their love of story. We know our viewers will be eager to go beyond the headlines and into the surprisingly personal, never before told stories of these groundbreaking women," stated Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production.
Charles Stone III ("Drumline," "Paid in Full," "Mr. 3000")is set to direct the biopic, which is penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier ("What's Love Got To Do With It," "Set it Off," "Beauty Shop"). Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story is slated to begin shooting next month in Atlanta.
For all the latest on the upcoming CRAZY,SEXY,COOL: The TLC Story visit the official TLC facebookpage at http://www.facebook.com/officialTLC
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TLC and VH1 seek crazysexycool actors for the role of the iconic band members
November 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES- VH1 has begun casting for the roles of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, the late great Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, also known collectively as TLC, for a bio-pic focusing on the renowned super group. With a script by popular screenwriter Kate Lanier ("Set It Off", "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Beauty Shop") the TV movie is slated to be released next year. The bio-pic is the first of a series of scripted music-focused TV movies that will air on VH1 throughout the year. Filming for the movie is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
TLC began their claim to fame in the early 1990's and throughout their 20 year journey in the music industry they have experienced success, turmoil, bankruptcy, and tragedy. Despite their ups and downs, they are a rare jewel with a unique history that needs to be unfolded. "I have always known that TLC's story was one that needs to be told", says Chilli. "I am beyond excited to begin casting for the movie; this is another dream coming true. I'm so thankful."
TLC dominated the music charts throughout the 90s and became one of the highest selling and most celebrated female acts of all time. The high-spirited, funky and colorful wearing trio entered the scene in 1992 with hit songs such as "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Baby Baby Baby" and "What About Your Friends". By the mid 90s, they owned the charts with their sophomore release CrazySexyCool, which sold over 11 million albums and produced their biggest hit to date, "Waterfalls". By the end of the decade, TLC conquered the top of the charts again, after a four year hiatus, with the hit female anthem, "No Scrubs".
Sadly, in 2002, TLC experienced the biggest devastation of all in the loss of their band mate/friend/sister, Left Eye. Despite the tragic loss, T-Boz and Chilli have prolonged the legacy of TLC as a duo and continue to carry on. Although they work on solo projects, including individual reality shows, T-Boz and Chilli continue to reunite for spot performances and appearances as TLC.
T-Boz and Chilli have signed on to be consultants and executive producers for the bio-pic alongside Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina. Alexander Motlagh is executive producing for Pop Films. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1. Aside from the VH1 bio-pic, TLC is looking forward to a busy 2013 with many projects in the works. Currently Chilli will star in Rachel vs. Guy a celebrity cook-off program airing on the Food Network January 6, 2013 and T-Boz has a lifestyle reality show set to air in 2013.
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CHILLI BRINGS THE HEAT IN NEW SEASON OF RACHAEL VS. GUY: CELEBRITY COOK-OFF
Grammy Award winning singer competes for charity on popular Food Network show
ATLANTA- Five time Grammy Award winning singer Chilli, of the iconic female group TLC, is competing on the new season of Food Network's show Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, set to air January 6, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT. The singer, dancer and actress will join forces with seven other celebrity hopefuls in a chance to win $50,000 for charity and bragging rights as winner of Celebrity Cook-Off. The eight celebrities will be divided into Team Rachael and Team Guy to compete in intense weekly challenges against each other.
In the season premiere Chilli is selected to join Team Guy and along with her teammates, Cornelia West (designer and author), Johnny Weir (Olympic figure skater), and Dean McDermott (actor) will battle against Team Rachael, whose team consists of Hines Ward (Super Bowl Champion), Carnie Wilson (singer, Wilson Phillips), Kathy Najimy (actress) and Gilbert Gottfried (actor, comedian). The teams will prepare a menu for a Los Angeles dinner theatre and perform a three-minute skit in front of special guest judges form Entertainment Weekly. Chilli will not only fight to win the title of Celebrity Cook-Off but also for funding for her charity, Chilli's Crew.
Chilli founded her organization, Chilli's Crew, to be a positive and inspirational force in the lives of young teenage girls. This past summer, Chilli hosted a summer camp in Atlanta, GA as a select intimate group of young ladies, ages 13-17, spent a weekend attending workshops focusing on beauty, health, business, and more. The objective of Chilli's Crew is to promote and maintain positive self esteem and self-respect amongst the teenagers in one of the most difficult times in their lives. The organization provides them with resources and mentorships to support and encourage them in the everyday challenges of life.
The six episode season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off will be full of surprises, drama, and laughter as Chilli and the other contestants take on each other for charity. The celebrities will find themselves in some awkward situations and arduous challenges as they put their culinary skills to the test and vie for the title and cash prize.
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Hit making trio to be honored for contribution to music history
LONDON- The 5x Grammy Award winning and one of the biggest musical acts of all time, TLC, is being honored at the 17th Annual MOBO Awards in Liverpool, England on Saturday, November 3rd. The multi-platinum selling trio will receive the MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at this year's show.
Attending their very first MOBO Awards, band members T-Boz and Chilli are thrilled about the recognition they are receiving. "We are so excited to be receiving this award. It's been such a long time since we've been to London and this honor means so much to us. The love from the UK has been absolutely wonderful," TLC says.
TLC began their claim to fame in the early 1990s and comprised of members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. The high-spirited, vibrant, multi-colored wearing trio from Atlanta, GA released their debut album, Ooooooohhhâ€¦ On the TLC Tip in 1992, with the hit songs "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "What About Your Friends" and "Baby Baby Baby". Their sophomore release, 1994's CrazySexyCool resulted in 4 chart-topping singles "Creep", "Red Light Special", "Diggin on You", and "Waterfalls", multiple awards for the band including 2 Grammy Awards and 4 MTV Video Music Awards and sold over 11 million records. 1999's Fanmail brought more success for the band with the hit female anthem "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty" and with that came 3 more Grammys.
Despite the tragic loss of their beloved group member Left Eye in 2002, T-Boz and Chilli have continued the legacy of TLC both as a group and individually. Later in 2002 the duo released the group's 4th album, 3D which featured songs with Left Eye's raps. In 2005, T-Boz and Chilli starred in their own reality TV show, "R U the Girl", which went in search of one lucky fan to record a new song and perform alongside them. A few years down the road in 2009, T-Boz went on to become a contestant on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice". Chilli later went on to star in two seasons of her hit VH1 reality show, "What Chilli Wants, debuting in 2010. T-Boz is currently taping her lifestyle reality show scheduled to air in 2013. Currently TLC is hard at work executive producing their movie to air on VH1 next year.
The MOBO Awards will air live in the UK on Saturday and feature performances from many of Britain's top musicians including Stooshe who will perform their popular remake to TLC's "Waterfalls" The MOBO Awards will also feature a performance from American artist Trey Songz and honor industry veteran, Dionne Warwick with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years of success in the music business.
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Chilli challenges America to get in "Beachbody" shape!
Popstar uses her celeb power to encourage fans to choose a healthy lifestyle
TLC's Chilli is known for her iconic music status, her exotic looks and of course her washboard abs. For years the Grammy award-winning artist/actress has been encouraging fans to get off the unhealthy roller coaster ride of yo-yo dieting, and commit to a permanent change in the way they live their lives.
Partnering with health industry giant Beachbody LLC has offered Chilli another platform to reach her fans with her message of health. "Being healthy is not about going on a crash diet to lose weight. It's about changing the way you approach food and exercise permanently. It's something as simple as taking the stairs at work or making sure that you are making healthy choices with your diet and your family's diet," Chilli says, "joining the Beachbody family offers me a chance to get this message across on a bigger scale."
Beachbody operates Beachbody.com and TeamBeachbody.com with the mission to help people achieve their goals to lead healthy fulfilling lives. The Santa Monica, California-based company is the creator of the nation's most popular fitness and weight loss solutions including P90X, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, Slim in 6, TurboFire, Tai Cheng, and Body Beast among many others. Beachbody programs combine challenging DVD-based workouts with easy-to-follow diet guidelines, nutritional supplements (including its breakthrough health shake called Shakeology, AKA "The Healthiest Meal of the Day"), and an unparalleled customer service and peer-support system.
In fact, Beachbody has expanded this support system to include a network of nearly 100,000 independent coaches as well as a dynamic online support and fitness community. The company also promote the healthy alternative to invasive beauty procedures with its Derm Exclusive product. The company was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon.
When asked why the company approached Chilli, Carl Daikeler acknowledged her "beachbody" physique and the fact that she was already using the products that made her an obvious choice, but he insisted it was more than her looks that motivated him to approach her with the opportunity. "Everyone I've met who knows Chilli has the same comment," says Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody. "She's very down to earth and you'd never expect this is a world famous pop star you're talking to. She genuinely cares about helping people get healthy and fit. I consider myself and Beachbody extremely lucky to have her on our team."
Chilli is challenging fans to sign up on her fitchilli.com site and to become a part of her personal fitness team. Fans are also encouraged to share their success stories on her facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/officialchilli and with her via twitter.
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T.I. & Tiny, TLC's Chilli, supermodel Cynthia Bailey and more attend 2012 Mirror Mirror Awards
(Atlanta, GA) On Monday, September 10th rolling out Magazine, the premiere urban weekly covering music, politics and culture, in a partnership with CVS/Pharmacy Beauty Club, premiered the 2012 Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards in Atlanta, GA. The exclusive VIP reception and award ceremony honored Atlanta's trendsetters and leaders in the beauty industry, as well as several pop culture beauty and fashion icons. The 2012 Mirror Mirror honorees included Grammy -award winning singer/actress/spokesperson Chilli, Supermodel Cynthia Bailey (BRAVO/RHOA), Grammy-award winning songwriter Kandi Buruss (BRAVO/RHOA), hit songwriter Tiny (VH1/The Family Hustle), NY Times Best Selling author and TV personality Toya Wright, President/CEO of Bronners Bros., Bernard Bronner, fashion & entertainment blogger Tami Reed and a host of other beauty trendsetters and leaders. An intimate crowd of Atlanta elite key influencers, socialites and tastemakers applauded the honorees including hip hop artist T.I., music industry veteran Shanti Das and many more.
Atlanta's newest hotspot, The Indigo Bar, hosted the ceremony; complete with an exquisite view of the city as a backdrop. DJ Tracy Steele (HOT 107.9) provided the soundtrack for the evening, which consisted of great fashion, exotic food and beautiful people. "rolling out is excited to partner with CVS to recognize these trendsetting men and women who are titans of industry in their own respects with the inaugural Mirror Mirror awards," said Munson Steed, CEO, Steed Media Group. "These honorees are setting the pace for what's hot in fashion and beauty; the awards were designed to highlight their huge impact on today's urban style."
Atlanta was the first leg of a 13-city national rollout for the Mirror Mirror awards in 2013. rolling out and CVS have selected DC as the next city to feature the prestigious awards. "The Mirror Mirror awards program is an important vehicle in featuring skill sets that are critical to success in the beauty industry; and highlights many of the enthusiasts who assist in refining our culture with their skills and knowledge," Steed explains. "CVS/pharmacy looks forward to working with rolling out to solidify the Mirror Mirror awards as a premiere annual event nationwide, giving guests an indulgent experience as well as an elegant showcase and awards ceremony," says Dawn Marie Gray, senior marketing manager, multicultural, CVS/pharmacy.
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As a major contributor to beauty, style and entertainment, rolling out Magazine has partnered with the CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club to launch the National Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards Tour. The tour will kick-off in Atlanta with a private VIP reception on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at the beautiful Indigo Bar and will continue to Washington, DC on September 24th at Lux Lounge, followed by a 13-city national rollout in 2013. The tour will highlight many of the most prominent and recognized style makers in the beauty and entertainment industries to date. The 2012 Atlanta honorees include Grammy Award-winning singer/actress/spokesperson Chilli; Beauty Industry Titan Bernard Bronner, Supermodel and Reality TV Star Cynthia Bailey, Celebrity Hairstylist and TV Personality Derek J; Reality TV Star Toya Wright and a host of other beauty and pop culture icons.
The Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards Tour will celebrate the artistic accomplishments of leading professionals and trendsetters in media and entertainment. Munson Steed, CEO and Publisher of rolling out Magazine states, "Beauty and style are part of the language of our culture." He continues, "At rolling out Magazine, we recognize those ingenious individuals who create images and influence style to forge innovation. Therefore, we are proud to recognize this group of esteemed honorees at our inaugural Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards."
The CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club is also recognized for its contributions to the Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards and for its commitment to healthy beauty. As a drugstore industry leader, CVS/pharmacy has made significant strides in brand development within the black community with two major campaigns: I Define My Look and Project Health. The CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club provides invaluable information for women to achieve and maintain beauty objectives while offering membership in an organization that provides top level top-level expertise and insights in health and beauty. "This is a great partnership between the CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club,rolling out Magazine and the Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards. At CVS/pharmacy, we are committed to providing women of color with products that not only keep them inspired and beautiful, but will get them on a program to successfully put them on their way to meeting their lifestyle objectives," says Dawn Marie Gray, senior marketing manager, multicultural, CVS/pharmacy.
The Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards Tour will kick-off in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., followed by a 13-city national rollout in 2013. The awards program is an important vehicle in featuring skill sets that are critical to success in the beauty industry and highlighting all of the enthusiasts who assist in refining our culture with their skills and knowledge. This will be a premier event, giving guests an ornate ambiance as well as an elegant showcase and awards ceremony.
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Show me the Way foundation signs on celebrity children to walk the runway for charity
ATLANTA-The Show me the Way foundation and African Pride Dream Kids are excited to welcome music royalty to the 2012 Runway Red: Safari Wonderland charity kids fashion show. The event is set to take over ZOO Atlanta located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 at 7pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012. International superstar Akon's sons will walk the runway along with the children of hip hop's king of the south TI. Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's little one's will participate and Chilli from TLC's son will return for a repeat performance.
"I am always moved by the support from the celebrity community," says Show Me the Way foundation executive director Tashawnya Menefee. "We have worked with new celebrities every year and we also have some that have supported us again and again. I'm just thankful that they have a heart for our foundation and the children affected by HIV/AIDS that the foundation was created to assist."
News of the upcoming celebrity kids fashion show has Atlanta buzzing after supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA) hosted a model call on July 1st for additional talent to accompany the celebrity children in the show. Over three hundred children ages 5-18 came out to audition for the chance to strut alongside the offspring of some of their favorite celebrities. Menefee says she loves that the children participating are privy to an authentic production, and it has helped many of them find an inspiration to pursue modeling. "We have Runway Red alumni doing major productions and getting booked for commercials and productions in NY, etc.," she states proudly.
Celebrity confirmations continue rolling in as the Runway Red staff prepares for a major production in less than thirty days. Title sponsor Dream Kids is excited at the momentum building in the city and looking forward to being a major part of the program this year. "We are very excited to be a part of this year's production," says Charlene Bastien, Strength of Nature National Marketing Director/African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care. "The show is going to be one to remember."
The 2012 Runway Red: Safari Wonderland celebrity kids fashion show will take place at ZOO Atlanta, located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7pm. For media inquiries please contact: Christal Jordan, Enchanted PR 678-499-0297 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates on the upcoming 2012 Runway Red: Safari Wonderland or for more information on Show Me the Way Foundation, visit: http://www.showmethewayfoundation.org.
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Show Me the Way Foundation (SMTWF) is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and positive group activities for youth infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and other terminal health issues. Under the leadership of founder Tashawnya Menefee, the foundation's goal is to instill confidence, perseverance, leadership, and practical knowledge by uplifting spirits and providing positive guidance and advice to the youth served by our foundation. http://www.ShowMeTheWayFoundation.org
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Organization founded by Chilli dedicated to improving lives of young girls
ATLANTA- Chilli's Crew, a non-profit organization founded by 5x Grammy Award winner Chilli of chart-topping music group TLC, is pleased to announce its first Chilli's Crew Summer Camp for Girls. The 3 day camp, which will take place July 20-22, is dedicated to improving the lives of girls ages 13-17.
Chilli's Crew began when Chilli had a desire to be a positive influence on girls and felt the need to follow through with her vision. The organization's first event presented a group of girls with professional mini makeovers and a day of pampering at an Atlanta hair salon and day spa to help boost their self-esteem and confidence. "I've always been a big believer in giving back to the community, especially when it comes to children", says Chilli. "There is so much pressure and influence, whether in school or on T.V. on young girls today that affects their self-esteem. I want to provide a positive outlet for these young ladies to not only enjoy themselves, but to also take away lessons that will later guide them in life."
Chilli's Crew Summer Camp for Girls will provide the young ladies with opportunities to participate in workshops and build a relationship with mentors from different industries. Mentors will conduct workshops on health, fitness, beauty, business, entertainment and social media that will give the girls knowledge to apply to their everyday lives. Mentors will include Hip Hop pioneer MC Lyte, who will give us the history of the female emcee and how far they have come in music, Atlanta celeb fitness trainer, Lauren Whitmore of Total Fitness Revolution who will conduct a nutrition and exercise workshop; music industry marketing veteran and author, Shanti Das who will present the benefits and importance of networking; event and marketing guru, Keshia Walker of Insights Marketing and Promotions, will display the life of a female entrepreneur; OB/GYN to the stars Dr. Tosha Rogers will convey on the topic of "Body Talk"; makeup and beauty experts Kimberly Walker and Linda Ripoll of Brown Girl Beauty Collective will demonstrate great skincare and makeup application; entertainment publicist and author Christal Jordan of Enchanted PR will reveal how to maintain a great image through the use of social media.
Aside from sponsorship from Zaxby's, FUZE has joined in as the official beverage sponsor for Chilli's 2012 summer camp for girls. FUZE is a fruit flavored beverage with nutrients added owned by Coca-Cola. Also providing products and services are Dasani, Mr. Everything Cafe, R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill, Dark and Lovely, 26* Inc., Girls' Life Magazine, Kingsmen Media Group, Moe's, TCBY, and Regal Tara Cinemas.
About Chilli's Crew
Chilli's Crew is an Atlanta based community initiative program dedicated to assisting young ladies between the ages of 13-18. Founded by Chilli, one-third of music sensation TLC, Chilli's Crew has made it a priority to providing young ladies with the necessary resources to developing and maintaining a positive self-esteem and self-respect for themselves through empowerment and mentoring skills. Chilli's Crew commits itself to teaching young ladies how to explore and appreciate their individual beauty and how to love themselves from the inside out.
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|Tue, July 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Players can compete against the star, attend a VIP event with Chilli, and support a charity that helps at-risk girls
ATLANTA - TLC's Chilli is hosting her first game at Face the Fans, where people can interact with Chilli, play a fun game, and win amazing prizes. Fans will face off with the star for a great cause with a portion of proceeds from the Chilli challenge being donated to Chilli's Crew Youth Foundation.
Face The Fans' game, The Agency, is free to play and gives Chilli's fans the opportunity to chat with her while they play. In the game, players recruit virtual stars to their talent agency and earn points in real-time, based on the star's current popularity in the news. The Chilli challenge game begins July 11th and ends July 25th. Fans will learn that keeping stars happy is not an easy task and they will need to be "Coddled."
As 1/3 of supergroup TLC, Chilli knows firsthand what it takes to be (and make) a super star. Fans will have to outsmart her agency of fellow celebrity friends. Winner of the game's grand prize will hang out with Chilli and attend an exclusive VIP event.
Chilli's Crew is an Atlanta based community initiative program dedicated to assisting young ladies between the ages of 13-18. Founded by Chilli, 1/3 of music sensation TLC, Chilli's Crew has made it a priority to providing young ladies with the necessary resources to developing and maintaining a positive self-esteem and self-respect for themselves through empowerment and mentoring skills. Chilli's Crew commits itself to teaching young ladies how to explore and appreciate their individual beauty and love themselves from the inside out.
Chilli will host Chilli's Crew First Annual Summer Camp, where young girls will be encouraged to discover and maintain a positive self-esteem. She is also currently working as a consultant and executive producer for TLC's biopic with VH1 set to air later this year.
Register at Face The Fans to play online with Chilli and see the list of amazing prizes. Visit http://www.facethefans.com/Chilli for more information.
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(Atlanta, GA) - Show Me The Way Foundation is excited to announce the 2012 Runway Red celebrity kids fashion show benefiting the foundation's efforts on HIV/AIDS research on Saturday, August 4, 2012. The fourth annual charity fashion extravaganza sponsored by African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care returns with bigger celebrities, haute fashion, adorable tots and even more surprises. Zoo Atlanta will serve as the backdrop for the annual affair; this year appropriately entitled "Safari Wonderland." Little stars with their celebrity parents will grace the runway with hopes of raising even more money than last year's show of over 600 supportive attendees. The mini-celebs and children from the Atlanta community will rock high-end fashion designers from all around the world in an effort to raise money for HIV/AIDS research.
African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care is proud to return for the second year as title sponsor for the 2012 Runway Red celebrity kids Fashion Show. Show Me The Way Foundation aims to raise awareness and necessary funding for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The event is a family affair, which further instills a sense of community while educating young people and their parents on the comprehensive effect of HIV/AIDS. Exclusive fall and winter collections will be viewed while guests enjoy celebrity sightings and some very special Atlanta children are exposed to the glamorous world of runway modeling. Super model Cynthia Bailey (RHOA) will work with the diminutive models along with the help of instructors from her Atlanta-based modeling school, The Bailey Agency. "I am super excited about this year's show! Last year we raised a lot of money and awareness for Show Me The Way and this year is going to be even bigger with bigger celebs and surprises," says Tashawnya Menefee, President /Founder, Show Me The Way Foundation.
Past Runway Red Fashion Show celebrity attendees include: Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Chilli (TLC), Jadakiss, Kandi Burruss (RHOA), Zoe Hernandez, Zoe Soul & Nadji Jeter (BET's Reed Between The Lines), Big Boi (Outkast), Shawty Lo (Recording Artist), Q Parker (112), Deena Beasley (One Tree Hill), Jessica Black (Miss United States 2010), Dondria (SoSoDef Recording Artist), Nivea (Recording Artist), Tameka "Tiny" Harris (Tiny & Toya), Deon Grant(NFL), The Sh'Boss Boys (America's Got Talent), The OMG Girlz, Gabbie Rae (Purple Ribbon Kidz), and many more.
The 2012 Runway Red: Safari Wonderland celebrity kids fashion show will take place at Zoo Atlanta, located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7pm. For media inquiries please contact: Christal Jordan, Enchanted PR 678-499-0297 or press(at)enchantedpr(dot)net. For more information on Runway Red contact: Fashion Show Producer Angela Watts, AW Media Group requests(at)awmediagroup(dot)com or 678-637-0982.
For updates on the upcoming 2012 Runway Red: Safari Wonderland or for more information on Show Me the Way Foundation, visit: http://www.showmethewayfoundation.org.
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Show Me the Way Foundation (SMTWF) is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and positive group activi
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April 25, 2012 marks the ten year anniversary for the passing of Grammy award-winning TLC group member Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes. "The word anniversary means a celebration. For us her death will never be a celebration, it's still something that hurts," says T-Boz. Group member Chilli agrees, "Lisa is our sister. You never get over losing a family member. We love her and we miss her and that isn't ever going to change."
2012 is also the 20th anniversary for the group and is filled with many surprises for TLC fans worldwide. Chilli and T-Boz are very excited to be executive-producing a biopic on the group's story in conjunction with VH1. "This project is truly a dream come true for us," says Chilli. 'What's Love Got To Do With It' scribe Kate Lanier will pen the project, which documents TLC's rise to fame with 1991's "Ooooooohhh... On The TLC Tip" and their follow-up success with 1994's "CrazySexyCool," and eventually selling more than 65 million albums worldwide making them the biggest-selling girl group in history.
In addition to the movie, TLC is working on a 20th anniversary package which will include tour dates, an album project with new music and several remixes on some of their favorite hits. Chilli and T-Boz say they are looking forward to giving new music to their eagerly awaiting fans and returning to the stage.