If you were a fan of the movie ATL, get excited! The original cast is back and ready to hit the set for the sequel. And they made the official announcement on Instagram. Also, Wendy Williams is currently on vacay before the launch of her new clothing line. See the Instagram pics and get the deets inside….
If you were wondering what happens next between Rashad and New New in the coming of age film “ATL,” you’re in luck! There seems to be a sequel in the works. And it looks like the original core cast will be returning to reprise their roles.
T.I. (Rashad), Lauren London (New New), Evan Ross (Ant), Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy), Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) and the twins, Khadijah Haqq and Malika Haqq (who’s currently dating rapper/French Montana’s homie Chinx) are back on a set to bring part 2 of the hit 2006 dramedy. And the original director, Chris Robinson, will helm the follow-up film.
You’ll recall, the original film was loosely based on the life of producer Dallas Austin and TLC singer T-Boz’s life growing up in Atlanta. And clearly, there are more stories to tell.
Tip took to Instagram to announce the sequel, posting a picture of his cast mates sitting around a restaurant table captioning, “#ATL2 Get Ready.”
Director Chris Robinson seems ecstatic about bringing the sequel to the big screen saying, “#ATL WAS A CLASSIC #ATL2 WILL BE LEGENDARY!!! “AND SO IT BEGINS” THE CREW @troubleman31 @jackielong @albeback @itsjasonweaver #RITF #BONG”
And Jason Weaver also expressed his excitement saying, “So… I can finally announce.. ! ATL 2 is officially going down. @troubleman31, @albeback , @jackielong and ya boi outchea putting this sequel together, led by our director @mrrobotodirector AKA “The General”. The people want it, so we’re doing it! #ATL2″
We’re here for it! Who else is excited?
Also on the ‘gram….
Taking a break from the set of her daytime talk show, Wendy Williams is finally ready for some fun in the sun. The 50-year-old daytime talk show host slipped into a tiny, pink bikini and snapped a shot to let everyone know she’s currently getting in some R&R while on vacay. She captioned, “Made you look!! #NAS #loveyouforwatching #newshowsmarch9th #HSNlaunchmarch6th #DOIN!!”
Looks like Wendy is pampering herself before the launch of her apparel collection for HSN. Her new collection is expected to become available online starting March 6 and on-air, beginning March 28.
It’s reported her clothing line will be a combination of loungewear, weekend wear, dresses, skirts and tops for every occasion. And she has something for women of all shapes with sizes ranging from XS to 3X.
During an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, the tv host dished on her new line saying,
“First of all, I shop HSN. It’s a no-brainer that they bring convenience into households everywhere. Sometimes we get selfish when we live on a coast, we can just run and get fabulousness right around the corner. But when women are living in more remote areas of this country, they don’t have the benefit of jumping in the car and doing world-class shopping.”
“I’m a woman of a particular age, and I find it very flattering that a 22-year-old girl can turn on the show and find something great to wear because her career is just starting. It also makes me flattered to know that a woman, who’s already an established attorney and may be 55 years old, is looking for a way to keep herself in the workforce because these young kids come along and out-do us. Spice it up — just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you have to wear everything at the knees or below. I’ve been known to wear very short stuff,” said Williams, who’s 5-foot, 11 inches tall and leans toward body-hugging clothes.
Photos: T.I.’s IG/Evan’s IG/Khadijah’s IG/Wendy’s IG