This image released by Netflix shows former first lady Michelle Obama in a scene from "Becoming."
Photo: Isaac Palmisano/Netflix via AP
Photo: Isaac Palmisano/Netflix via AP

Briefs: MTV virtual prom features Meadowcreek High School; Phaedra Parks, ‘Greenleaf’ spinoff

MTV is hosting a virtual prom party Friday night, May 22, at 9 p.m. on its YouTube channel featuring Michelle Obama.

It will also highlight 20 high schools from around the nation who organized the most creative non-partisan voter registration efforts in the country via the group “When We All Vote.”

Meadowcreek High School in Norcross was one of the schools that made the cut. 

Organizers Myli Zelaya and Ashley Casasola are juniors and not eligible to vote yet, but they felt many of their Hispanic high school brethren were oblivious to the importance of voting.

“I feel this empowered them to help make a difference,” said Zelaya, who was thrilled to be on a Zoom call last week with Obama. 

The students set up Woke Week to celebrate registering to vote and gave out “I Registered to Vote Today” stickers. They also handed out prizes for students who shared the importance of voting via social media, brought a friend to register to vote, registered to vote, or agreed to drive someone to the polls. 

They said they ended up signing up more than 100 seniors who will be eligible to vote this November. 

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Attorney Phaedra Parks returns to reality TV by joining WE-TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” with her boyfriend and actor Medina Islam.

The show, which has featured plenty of Atlanta stars before including Joseline Hernandez and Cee-Lo Green, returns July 2.  

Parks was booted from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2018 after alienating the other women by spreading salacious rumors

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Photo: A "Greenleaf" spinoff is in the works

“Greenleaf” may be ending its five-season run this summer on OWN, but a spinoff is in the works. 

The final season of “Greenleaf,” a drama about a church family which was shot in tandem last year in metro Atlanta with season four, debuts June 23 for eight episodes.

Craig Wright, the creator of the show, said in an interview Thursday that the popularity of the series on Netflix fueled interest in a spinoff. 

He said he is in the early stages of developing the spinoff, so it’s unclear who will be involved or when or where it might shoot. 

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Rodney Ho
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