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#UPFRONT features Ludacris, Gabrielle Union, George Wallace and A Lady Named Pearl

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Ray Cornelius with A Lady Named Pearl

Check out this morning's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This week's show featured former EBONY Fashion Fair model, A Lady Named Pearl, who stopped by to chat about her new beauty & fashion publication, PEARL.  She also weighed in on the controversial Pepsi ad that aired this week that caused an uproar on social media.

UPFRONT also attended the red carpet premiere of "The Fate of the Furious" and caught up with one of the film's stars Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges about the franchise and its enduring legacy. I also talked to "Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union on the red carpet about the popular BET series and her other film projects. 

Closing out the show was comedy legend George Wallace, who talked about his new film, "Grow House" starring DeRay Davis, Lil Duv and Snoop Dogg. He also opened up about rebranding his career, Atlanta and much more. Dr. Wallace and I talked for quite some time and an unedited version of our interview will be posted later on this week for your listening pleasure. 

“UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is 30-minute radio magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Atlanta the “Entertainment Capital of the South.” It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and his hosted by yours truly, Ray Cornelius. 

Click here to check out past shows!

CORRECTION: Kylie Jenner did not air in the Pepsi commercial as mentioned on the show. It was her sister Kendall Jenner. Also Gabrielle Union's new film is titled, "The Public" not "The Project." UPFRONT apologizes for the errors. 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.