Ludacris hosts Maxim BlackBerry Madness Party

[caption id="attachment_20375" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Ludacris and girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)"]



Maxim Magazine hosted an exclusive soiree presented by BlackBerry this past Saturday during Final Four weekend, at 200 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was hosted by Ludacris, with music by Atlanta's very-own Jermaine Dupri. There were special surprises throughout the evening, including Ludacris joining JD on stage for a surprise performance. 600 guests attended the invite-only bash. Let's see who walked the red carpet... 

[caption id="attachment_20376" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Spinning the night away, Jermaine Dupri. (Photo by Alexandra Harris/Getty Images)"]



[caption id="attachment_20377" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Actress Demetria Mckinney . (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)"]



[caption id="attachment_20378" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="V-103 Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)"]



[caption id="attachment_20379" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Q100's The Bert Show's Bert Weiss. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)"]



[caption id="attachment_20380" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. Sexy, sultry and pouring out of her dress! (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)"]



[caption id="attachment_20381" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Former NFL Player Kordell Stewart sans RHOA wifey Porsha... rumor has it the former NFL player may soon be a former RHOA cast member... d i v o r c e. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage) "]






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Jaden's Ladder Gala 2010


Clacking Louboutins, dapper dudes and lots of Grey Goose kept everyone happy, bidding and dancing. The Jaden's Ladder Fairway Event Gala, hosted at Mason Murer Fine Art last Saturday, had enough sparkle to light up the sky like fireworks.  The dinner gala delivered an uber swanky, fun-filled evening including celebrities, silent and live auctions and Jermaine Dupri spinning at the turn table.

The evening's glitz was just the wrapping for a very important purpose, which was to raise funds, about 100K reportedly, for

Jaden's Ladder


Jaden, which means

"God has Heard"

and Ladder, in this case, used metaphorically to symbolize

"climbing to new heights"

is a non-profit that was established to aid and support women who have been victimized by domestic violence. Jaden's Ladder offers guidance and specialized programs to help women gain strength and confidence as they mainstream back into society and the work force.

A couple of Jaden's "graduates" spoke passionately and eloquently about their personal turmoil while in hostile relationships, how they got out  and the recovery process facilitated through Jaden's Ladder. It was inspiring to hear them speak because their testimonials really put a face and a human touch to the non-profit.

[caption id="attachment_5483" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Jaden's Ladder Founder, Oneta Bobbett."]



A truly lovely human being, filled with so much good and love, Jaden's Ladder Founder,

Oneta Bobbett

. The energy you feel when around Oneta is so positive that you can sense it. She started Jaden's Ladder is a product of her own life experiences and she now touches, changes and enriches so many lives.

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Former Atlanta Braves Center Fielder,

Andruw Jones

and his wife


(dynamite in Gucci!) have been great supporters as Ambassadors of Jaden's Ladder. Onstage with them are Braves Catcher

Brian McCann

with his wife on the other end,



[caption id="attachment_5485" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Charles Oakley, Jamie Annarino, Kevin Willis."]



Jamie Annarino

of Red Clay PR is comfortably nestled between the towering

Charles Oakley


Kevin Willis

. This is the fourth year Jamie handled the pr for Jaden's Ladder. She too is a great supporter of the mission and really out did herself in making this year's event so remarkable.

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The Bert Show's

Bert Weiss


Jenn Hobby

, along with Good Day Atlanta's

Suchita Vadlamani

, emceed the evening's presentation and added their own shine to the cause.

[caption id="attachment_5488" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Jermaine Dupri in action at Jaden's Ladder!"]



[caption id="attachment_5489" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="Soon to be married Jenn Hobby and Grant Rivera."]



[caption id="attachment_5490" align="aligncenter" width="382" caption="My lovely date for the evening, Ellen Harden."]

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[caption id="attachment_5491" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Another very lovely lady, CNN's Richelle Carey. (I'm a big fan!)"]



[caption id="attachment_5492" align="aligncenter" width="388" caption="Bert & Stacey Weiss. They looked great!"]



[caption id="attachment_5494" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="American Idol's Anoop Desai, who is out promoting his single, All Is Fair, made a special appearance at the Gala."]



[caption id="attachment_5495" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="A good capture of the overall feeling of Jaden's Ladder Gala, good fun for a great cause. Oneta Bobbett and Teresa Caldwell share a moment."]



*all photos courtesy of Andrew Wicker