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Kandi and the Gang

Bravo‘s newest series follows the heart and soul behind the Atlanta restaurant Old Lady Gang (“OLG”) when Kandi & The Gang premieres on Sunday, March 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. In the heart of the city, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker run an ever-evolving restaurant empire. Their Southern-eatery, OLG, named after the ‘Old Lady Gang’ consisting of Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce, and Aunts Nora and Bertha, is busier than ever. The restaurant has been a fan-favorite with lines down the block and classic Southern dishes, but peeling back the curtains on this family-owned and operated restaurant reveals that mixing business and relatives can sometimes create a recipe for tension. For a sneak peek, please click HERE.

 Kandi & The Gang chronicles Kandi, Todd and OLG’s dynamic staff as they face a much-needed change at the restaurant while juggling their career ambitions, larger-than-life personalities, and personal lives. After being hit with a myriad of obstacles, Kandi and Todd step in with a plan to turn the tide. With tensions rising as family members don’t perform up to standards, a little tough love and a lot of restructuring will shake things up with the staff, whether they’re ready for it or not.

Kandi & The Gang is produced by Truly Original, Kandi Koated Entertainment, T Tucker Productions with Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Camilo Valdes, and Ronica Wynder serving as executive producers.

Get to know the staff at OLG

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker: For Kandi and Todd, OLG is not just a turn-up, good-time, neighborhood restaurant; it’s a business venture that allows them to employ loved ones, as long as they can keep the family in line! After focusing on building their restaurant empire over the past few years, Kandi and Todd jump in with a plan for strong leadership and a staff shakeup to bring the original OLG back to its former glory.

The OLGs–Mama Joyce Jones, Aunt Nora Wilcox, and Aunt Bertha Jones: Namesakes of the restaurant, the “Old Lady Gang” work at OLG and keep a watchful eye over the staff’s lives. Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce, is the life of the party with all the tea, Aunt Nora is feisty but loving, and Aunt Bertha is the side-eye queen of Atlanta! The ladies are strong, opinionated, and speak their mind.

DonJuan Clark: DonJuan is Kandi’s right-hand man and oversees all of Kandi and Todd’s business ventures. As Kandi’s eyes and ears, he runs the operations for all her businesses as their general manager—which often puts him in the position to mediate between staff members. At the restaurant, DonJuan is ready to shift the culture from laid-back to buttoned-up. 

Phillip Frempong: An Atlanta native, Phillip has a long history developing restaurants. He was introduced to Kandi and Todd a few years ago, and began consulting at Blaze Steak & Seafood, the Burruss-Tuckers’ upscale restaurant across town. After his successful tenure there, Phillip moved to OLG guns “Blaze”-ing to get the staff back on track. Phillip tries to set a new tone at OLG, but the staff isn’t as receptive to his straightforward and polished ways as expected.

Shawndreca Robinson: Shawndreca is the first, and self-proclaimed original, hostess at OLG. She can be salty with a sharp tongue that occasionally gets her in trouble with management. Shawndreca has been known to run a minute or two late to her shifts, so Kandi and Todd bring in another host to help get things back on track. Outside of OLG – Shawndreca’s love life has a complicated tie to the restaurant because of her past entanglement with OLG valet owner, Patrick.

Dom’Unique Variety: Dom’Unique is the self-proclaimed “day one” bartender at OLG and dancer who has performed with Kandi on the “Welcome to the Dungeon” Tour and even with thee hot girl, Megan Thee Stallion. Her dreams of dancing professionally are her #1 priority, sometimes at the expense of her shifts at the restaurant. Dom’s close with her workplace besties, Torin and Shawndreca, and her budding flirtationship with a co-worker is becoming the talk of OLG.

Torin Mitchell: Torin previously worked at OLG as a manager, but with his event planning and interior decorating side hustle, he was spread too thin at the restaurant and left to run his events business full time. Torin has always wanted to see OLG succeed, and with his strong work ethic and commitment to going above and beyond, Kandi and Todd have invited him back as the resident events manager.

Brandon Black: An Atlanta transplant from Queens, NY, Brandon is the manager at OLG. Even though Brandon may be known as the workplace flirt, he is responsible for overseeing the staff, their ever-changing schedules and handling any issues that arise. Now that Phillip has stepped in to get the restaurant back on track, Brandon needs to maintain his professionalism with co-workers-turned-flings.

Patrick Dallas: Patrick is Kandi’s cousin and Aunt Bertha’s grandson. In the middle of the family business, he manages the OLG parking lot behind the restaurant and even has a few side hustles, from real estate to an all-natural luxury body essentials line. Despite his past as OLG’s resident ladies’ man, Patrick is smitten with his girlfriend, Safari Foxe, who is less than pleased to see Patrick and Shawndreca still crossing paths.

Brian Redmond: Brian is the head-ex bartender at OLG who’s back as a server. Ever the entertainer, Brian makes everyone laugh at their tables and on stage where he performs stand-up comedy. Outside of the restaurant, Brian launched his own business and he’s eager to integrate his specialty food items onto the menu at OLG.

Melvin Jones: Melvin has strong familial ties to OLG–he’s tight with Kandi, his grandmother, Bertha, and Cousin Patrick. At the restaurant, he’s the kitchen manager, responsible for keeping everything and everyone running according to plan. Melvin is a hard worker, but after running into a few issues, Todd has some concerns about the kitchen. Has Melvin been delt a difficult hand at the restaurant or will Kandi and Todd have to part ways with a family member for the greater good of OLG?

Rashard Roles: Rashard “Shardo” has been finessing the host stand across town at Blaze and is now lending a hand at OLG to spice up the front of the restaurant. Rashard dresses to impress both on and off the job. He’s bringing his class, elegance, and professionalism to OLG with the hope that it will rub off on certain coworkers. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Returns Dec. 6th

BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA” RETURNS WITH A STEAMY SEASON ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 8PM ET/PT

Coming up this season:

  • With her wedding quickly approaching, Cynthia Bailey is elated to be marrying the man of her dreams, even as they face wedding planning obstacles set in place by COVID-19. Determined to walk down the aisle, moving forward with her dream ceremony in the midst of a pandemic creates tension between Cynthia and her fiancé. Back at the ranch, Lake Bailey is a full house with Cynthia’s sister, Mal, temporarily taking residence there, leaving little alone time for the happy couple.
  • Kenya Moore’s fairytale romance continues to be on the rocks after a difficult year, but she remains determined as ever to live her life on her own terms. Still undecided about the future of her relationship, Kenya decides to reclaim her life and remodel her house – adding in the pool and cabana she’s always wanted. As she continues to delve into motherhood with her beautiful daughter Brooklyn, a budding friendship with newcomer LaToya Ali begins to develop right on time.
  • Less than a year after welcoming baby Blaze, Kandi Burruss’s life shows no signs of slowing down. Her restaurant empire continues to boom as she and Todd prepare to open an upscale steakhouse in Atlanta, but despite being as busy as ever, their personal life remains hot and heavy. As Riley prepares to leave the nest to start college in New York City, Kandi worries this may be a permanent move.
  • Porsha Williams steps into her family legacy, tirelessly lending her voice and efforts to the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking out against systemic racism, attending protests and amplifying the message, Porsha is passionate about fighting for justice. Surrounded by the support of her mother and sister, her daughter Pilar Jhena continues to be the sunshine in Porsha’s life as her relationship takes a bit of a backseat. Porsha’s fun-loving side is always around, despite working overtime on her many business endeavors.
  • Actress and singer Drew Sidora joins the group as the newest housewife, ready to make some waves and spice things up. In addition to juggling her career, Drew has a lot on her plate as a wife and three children to care for. With her mother currently living in their house, trouble may be brewing between Drew and her husband. From getting ready to direct her first feature film to moving into her dream house, will her relationship be able to withstand her busy lifestyle?

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Luke Neslage, Joye Chin, Glenda Cox, Julie “Bob” Lombardi and Anthony Sylvester serving as Executive Producers. Markus Burns and Tom Ciaccio serve as Co-Executive Producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an Executive Producer.

Queen Naija – misunderstood

QUEEN NAIJA’S DEBUT ALBUM, MISSUNDERSTOOD, IS OUT TODAY

Queen Shares Official Video For Pretend

Platinum-certified singer/songwriter Queen Naija hailed by The New York Times as ‘the first soul star of the social media generation’ released her debut album, missunderstood, today via Capitol Records.

Download / stream HERE.

In her career to date, Queen has already amassed over 1.7 billion combined global streams.Today, Queen shared the official video for Pretend. View HERE .

Lil Durk, Russ, Mulatto, Toosii, Jacquees, Lucky Daye, Kiana Led, and Pretty Vee feature on the album. missunderstood includes ‘Butterflies Pt. 2’, which continues its climb at Urban AC radio, entering the top three. The song has more than 63 million combined global streams while ‘Pack Lite’ has amassed over 42 million cumulative streams. Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey, directed the official videos for Pack Lite and Lie to Me ft. Lil Durk.

Earlier this week, Queen shared the album’s track listing in the form of a nostalgic 90’s sitcom introduction featuring her new single ‘Bitter ft. Mulatto’ as the show’s theme song. View HERE. The video racked up 500,000 views in the first 24 hours. Additional diary-entry style videos that serve as a visual track-by-track were released on her YouTube channel a total of 16 videos, one for each track on the album. After Zane Lowe premiered ‘Bitter,’ it became the #1 trending song on Apple Music. Queen appeared on the cover of New Music Daily and ‘Bitter’ took the #1 spot on the playlist. Listen to Queen on The Zane Lowe Show HERE.

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Queen appeared on Kandi Burruss’ Speak On It podcast and Angela Yee’s Lip Service. She also spoke with American Songwriter about penning the songs for ‘missunderstood,’ shared The Playlist of My Life on Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel and was featured in an Elle #WakingUpWith video.

Named by HotNewHipHop as one of the most talented figures in R&B right now, Queen features alongside Jeremih and Lil Durk on the remix of NE-YO’s new single, U 2 Luv, which was released last Friday. View the lyric video HERE. With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Queen Naija featured three Platinum-certified singles: Butterflies, Karma, and her breakthrough hit Medicine an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, she earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Track Listing “missunderstood”:

  1. Intro
  2. Too Much To Say
  3. I’m Her feat. Kiana Led
  4. Pack Lite
  5. Lie To Me feat. Lil Durk
  6. Dream feat. Lucky Daye
  7. Love Language
  8. Without You feat. Russ
  9. Say What You Mean
  10. Bitter Skit feat. Pretty Vee
  11. Bitter feat. Mulatto
  12. One Time feat. Toosii
  13. Pressure
  14. Five Seconds feat. Jacquees
  15. Pretend
  16. Trial And Error
  17. Butterflies Pt. 2
  18. Beautiful

For more information on Queen Naija visit:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsR5CVHh_T4nMLiKhfV7qg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queennaija

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Queen-Naija/100011121128619

ANDY COHEN × 2020

BRAVO MEDIA RENEWS MULTI-TIERED DEAL WITH LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST AND EMMY™ AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER ANDY COHEN THROUGH 2020
 
Mazel all around! Bravo Media has signed a three year multi-tiered deal with late night talk show host and Emmy™ award-winning producer Andy Cohen, it was announced today by Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. The deal, which extends through 2020, includes 3 more years of Cohen as host and executive producer of the only live late night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” a renewed first-look development deal with Cohen’s production company, Most Talkative, and his continuing as executive producer of the successful “Real Housewives” franchise as well as hosting reunions and specials. 
 
“Andy is a creative multi-hyphenate dynamo, who through his cheeky charm, fascination and fandom, makes you want to hang out with him – either on the seat next to him or on the screen in front of you,” said Berwick. “He’s an integral part of the Bravo family and brand and we can’t wait to see where he takes ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’ next.”
 
“This is the show I have dreamt about hosting all my life and it’s as fun today as when we started over eight years ago,” said host and executive producer Andy Cohen. “Thanks to Bravo for supplying the booze to throw three more years of great parties!”
 
As host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Cohen continues to go there–challenging both celebrities and Bravolebrities on the most interactive show in late-night television. The show also offers fans an unprecedented opportunity to interact with their favorite celebrities in real time whether calling in to ask questions or weighing in via live polls. “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is consistently making headlines with revealing interviews viewers don’t see anywhere else, and because of this, the Bravo Clubhouse has become a nightly destination for some of the biggest names in pop culture. Whether “Pleading the Fifth,” “Opening The Vault,” or taking shots from the shotski, countless memorable moments have been created during the show’s eight year tenure. Guests this month include Kate Hudson, Will Ferrell, Gayle King, Macklemore, Kandi Burruss, John Mayer and Leslie Odom Jr.
 
This year has been a pivotal for the series. In 2017, the title of the show changed to “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” (formerly “Watch What Happens Live”) and the series traveled to Los Angeles for the first time ever with a week of star-studded shows. In New York, the talk show moved into a larger, newly renovated Bravo Clubhouse that is better equipped to handle the interactive nature of the series while also doubling the size of its live audience.

 
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” recently launched its own podcast! Fans can subscribe to hear every episode plus the live after show and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. To subscribe, click here.
 
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is the #1 late night ad-supported cable talk show of 2017 among F25-54.
 

Source: Nielsen, L7. 13 Late Night (11P-1A) Ad-supported cable talk shows: Talking w/ Chris Hardwick (AMC), Animal Nation (Animal Planet), Graham Norton Show (BBCA), WWHL, Daily Show (Comedy Central), At Midnight (Comedy Central), The Barstool Rundown (Comedy Central), Problematic (Comedy Central), The President Show (Comedy Central), World Star TV (MTV), Adam Carolla and Friends (Spike), Conan (TBS), and Desus & Mero (Viceland).

 
About Bravo Media:
Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content focusing on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital, and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters,” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises, as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 

BRAVO MEDIA GIVES FANS THREE MORE REASONS TO WATCH WITH BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK ATLANTA PREMIERES ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Housewives Veterans NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann Return in Season Ten of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8pm ET/PT 


Hitting the Stage for the First Time in Two Decades “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” Debuts at 9pm ET/PT 


“Married to Medicine” Season Five Premieres with New Cast Member


Dr. Contessa Metcalfe at 10pm ET/PT


Bravo Media supersizes the drama, fun and shade with three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. At 8pm ET/PT, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season ten premieres with returning cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams and Shereé Whitfield alongside NeNe Leakes, who reclaims her peach and rejoins the group in a momentous season. Kim Zolciak-Biermann also returns as a friend. Immediately following at 9pm ET/PT, the four-part special “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” debuts as the long-awaited reunion of 90’s R&B girl group Xscape, featuring original members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, prepare to take center stage. Capping off the night at 10pm ET/PT, season 5 of “Married to Medicine” premieres with returning ladies Toya Bush-Harris, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Mariah Huq who also welcome new cast member Dr. Contessa Metcalfe.

In season ten of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Cynthia is free and fabulous and embracing all life has to offer, from engaging in new business opportunities to taking a dip in the dating pool. Eager to move forward, Shereé is focusing on healing old relationship wounds and preparing for an empty nest with her daughter heading off to college. Meanwhile, Kenya who focuses on growing her beauty empire, is over the moon after a whirlwind romance led to marrying the man of her dreams. Fully vindicated after last season’s shocking allegations, it’s business as usual for Kandi, who is juggling managing the popular Old Lady Gang restaurant and planning the highly-anticipated Xscape reunion. Excited for a new start, Porsha is looking for love and embracing a new vegan lifestyle. Fresh off performing in her one-woman comedy show and back in the housewives universe, NeNe returns more determined than ever to build her empire and support her family. And in her first time rejoining the group since season five, Kim is back on the scene and ready to shake things up. This season business may be booming for the ladies, but it’s the friendships that are on the line when the old are threatened by the new and loyalties are put into question. For a sneak peek at this season, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-10/videos/your-first-look-at-season-10-of-rhoa

“Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” will follow the four original members of the multi-platinum hit 90’s girl group, as they make their triumphant return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart. Since the breakup, Kandi has become a sought after Grammy-winning songwriter and successful entrepreneur, but is she ready to share the spotlight again? Putting her music on hold to make family her number one priority, Tiny is keen on relaunching herself in the industry, but just as her music career is on the rise her marriage is tested. LaTocha is all about focusing on the group and pushing them to the next level of super stardom, meanwhile, Tamika who continued in the industry over the years is looking to get back to her roots with where her music career all started. With two sold out shows in Detroit, performances at the BET Awards and Essence Festival, will the group be able to reconcile and look past bubbled up resentments and give their fans the comeback they’ve been eagerly anticipating? For a sneak peek of the special, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/xscape-still-kickin-it/season-1/videos/xscape-is-back

In the new season of “Married to Medicine,” Dr. Jackie is busier than ever with a top medical practice and new book, but she also has to come to terms with the harsh reality that her husband, Curtis, has been unfaithful. Dr. Simone is still living the life in her north and south homes, but has the stress of commuting between both put a strain on her marriage and kids? Toya is reflecting on life in a different way, which places her at odds with Eugene, who is working overtime and not making enough time for some much needed TLC. Meanwhile, Dr. Heavenly has expanded her dentistry practice and is continuing her spiritual journey to get away from conflict, but somehow drama still follows her like a magnet. Quad is a doctor’s wife of all trades but when it comes to Dr. G, she is not feeling the love for all of her hard work and this causes a rift in their marriage. The newest addition, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, is a wife, mother and business owner, and has come to a crossroads where she’s ready to leave medicine behind and focus on her husband and three kids. With a new lady in the mix, multiple relationship woes and personal struggles, will the women be able to mend their friendships and move forward in their lives? For a sneak peek at this season, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/married-to-medicine/season-5/videos/this-season-on-married-to-medicine

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Luke Neslage, Anne Swan, and Anthony Sylvester serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an Executive Producer.

“Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” is produced by Truly Original and Monami Entertainment. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson and Thomas Jaeger (Truly Original) and Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie Gayle (Monami Productions) serve as Executive Producers. Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and LaTocha and Tamika Scott also serve as Executive Producers.

“Married to Medicine” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green, Mariah Huq, Darren Ward and James Smith-Hill serving as Executive Producers.

About Bravo Media:

Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content focusing on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital, and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters,” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises, as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.