(Atlanta, Ga) – Sytonnia ‘Toni’ Moore has joined Atlanta’s top rated station KISS 104.1 as the morning show co-host and News and Entertainment announcer.
She joins award winning morning man and Atlanta legend Art Terrell, comedian Corey ‘Zooman’ Miller and Neiko Flowers (Producer). The team operates under program director Terri Avery who has taken the station to #1 in the market in a short time.
Moore says it’s one of the best teams she’s been a part of and she couldn’t be happier. She’s excited for the opportunity and dived right in as you can imagine. Moore says, “It’s a dream come true. KISS 104.1 has been on my vision board for a couple of years; so to see that come to fruition is beyond thrilling. And working under the tutelage of Terry Avery and Chris Eagan is an invaluable experience.”
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) – A controversial Michael Jackson documentary has won an Emmy award. Leaving Neverland was named Best Documentary during last night’s 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards event in Los Angeles.
RuPaul won his fourth Emmy as Best Reality Host for RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Simpsons won for Best Animated Series, and posthumous honors were given to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
Other winners last night included James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, Springsteen on Broadway, Queer Eye, and the rock-climbing documentary Free Solo. The main Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sept. 22nd.
(New York, NY-AP) – Taylor Swift is the highest paid woman in music. The Me! singer takes the top spot on Forbes list, after earning 185-million-dollars before taxes last year.
Beyonce is in second place, earning 81-million-dollars, while Rihanna comes in third with 62-million-dollars. The 29-year-old Swift earned most of her money from her Reputation stadium tour, which grossed 266-million-dollars, a U.S.-record.
She also has a nine-figure deal with Republic Records.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — A pretrial hearing will be held Thursday in downtown Los Angeles for the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar from her table during the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball.
Terry Bryant pleaded not guilty to grand theft charges and faces up to three years behind bars if convicted. McDormand reportedly didn’t want to see the 48-year-old Bryant prosecuted. However — the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences technically owns the statuette and is listed on the police report as the victim.
McDormand won the Best Actress Oscar in March 2018 for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
(New York, NY-AP) — Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a 44-million dollar settlement with women who accused him of sexual assault.
The Wall Street Journal says board members of his former film studio and the New York Attorney General’s office have reached an agreement.
The deal will reportedly include 30-million dollars in cash for the alleged victims as well as former company employees, creditors and lawyers. Weinstein still faces criminal charges in connection with two alleged attacks in 2013 and 2006.
(Chicago, IL-AP) Jussie Smollett’s run on Empire may be over. FOX renewed the show for a sixth season yesterday, and said Smollett likely won’t be returning.
He was written out of the last episodes of season five after Chicago police accused him of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself. Smollett was charged with filing a false police report over the alleged attack, but the charges were later dropped.
He is being sued by the city of Chicago over the cost of the investigation. The fifth season of Empire wraps May 8th.
(Worldwide-AP) — Avengers: Endgame is destroying box office records. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise is setting opening weekend records for domestic and international ticket sales.
Avengers: Endgame took in an estimated 350-million dollars at U.S. and Canadian theaters since Friday. It’s grossed an estimated 859-million dollars outside North America.
That’s more than one-point-two billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide. It’s the fastest any movie has generated a billion dollars in ticket sales. The previous record-holder was last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which ran up a billion dollars in tickets in eleven days.
(AP) — Beyonce is releasing a surprise album today to coincide with her new Netflix documentary Homecoming.
The unannounced 38-track live album is from her 2018 performance at Coachella.
The documentary also covers the same event, which fans came to call Beychella.
(New York, NY-AP) – Soulja Boy is taking shots at Drake, Kanye West and Tyga. The rapper said during on the radio show, The Breakfast Club, yesterday that he taught Drake everything he knew. He also accused him of hiding his son from the world.
When asked about West, Soulja Boy said his support for Trump made him look “goofy,” and that he does not have good fashion sense. He also called Tyga the person who let Travis Scott steal his woman, Kylie Jenner.
(Washington, DC-AP) — A Georgia senator is getting worried the partial government shutdown entering its 27th day could threaten the Super Bowl. Republican Johnny Isakson pointed out the biggest tourism event in the world this year is coming to Atlanta. He wondered what would happen if the largest airport in the world goes out of business because of TSA strikes. TSA officials are reporting that the number of its employees calling in sick has doubled over the same time last year.
Most TSA employees make less than 30-thousand dollars a year and are struggling to pay bills while they continue to work without getting paid. Isakson said he walked through Atlanta’s airport and a number of TSA employees recognized him and approached him. He said, “We’re just doing the wrong thing, punishing the wrong people, and it’s not right.”