dailyphoto090812Hartwell: We Weren’t Booted from Our Home
The economy is affecting everyone, even some of our favorite reality starlets. Recently, reports surfaced that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Lisa Wu Hartwell and her footballer hubby Ed Hartwell were allegedly booted from their multimillion dollar Duluth, Georgia, mansion, after the bank allegedly foreclosed on the crib and sold it. However, Lisa Wu Hartwell says that’s the furthest thing from the truth. “People read and believe what they want,” Hartwell, 37, told ESSENCE.com exclusively after landing in Atlanta from Baltimore where she had a speaking engagement. “Ed and I are doing fine and our children are fine.” (Continue Reading…)

Vibe Magazine to Relaunch with Online Focus
InterMedia Partners, in partnership with its portfolio company Uptown Media Group along with Blackrock Digital today announced the purchase of the assets of Vibe and Vibe.com, the preeminent brands for hip-hop & R&B lifestyle and culture. Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, Vibe has been an iconic brand for 16 years, responsible for setting trends among hip hop and mainstream culture. InterMedia is buying Vibe on the heels of the recent June shuttering of the magazine. “Vibe is the preeminent brand in R&B and hip-hop. We feel privileged to purchase and resurrect such a storied brand,” said David Koff, Senior Partner, InterMedia Partners. “Together with the relaunch of Soul Train this fall and the rapid expansion of Uptown Magazine, a reinvigorated Vibe enables us to serve a broad spectrum of the African American audience with high quality entertainment and information.” (Continue Reading…)

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