When word got out that Tyra Banks was returning to TV. I was kind of pissed off, because I was a PA for her daytime talk show for the last year she was on the air, back in 2010. (Chick why did you quit, you put me on unemployment.) So my thoughts were not so supportive, until I came to my senses and realized that holding a grudge is stupid. After I got off of my high horse I really wanted to know why Tyra was returning to TV and how can she recreate the magic she once had on television. In bold letters there is was FABLIFE. Tyra’s new show was going to be a lifestyle show, touching on beauty, fashion, home decor and more. I’ve watched a few episodes and the show is really well produced. So I am super surprised to hear that Tyra Banks has flew the coup on her own show. After only 3 months on the air Tyra is quitting FABLIFE to focus on her cosmetic line. Hmmmmmmmmm………………………………………………..Good Luck girl on all of your endeavors. Next time you think about coming back to TV, make sure you are really into it. Also please keep FABLIFE on the air, but change the air time to 7pm, us working girl want to see the show too.
The Daytine Talkshow Queen Wendy Williams, plans to keep her purple chair warm for a long time. The shady, tell it like it is gossip maven has just signed a 7 year deal with Lions Gate production company. This deal owns Wendy’s creative juices all the way to 2022. Wendy not only has a number one talkshow, but she has also produced a few reality shows and a lifetime biopic about the late singer Aaliyah (which was horrible). So I am pretty sure Wendy has many more projects under her sleeve. Congrats girl.
OH WE’VE GOT TYRA MAIL………
When Tyra Banks came up with an idea for a reality show 12 years ago, many didn’t think much of it. This ambitious pretty face continued to mold her idea into a TV show and eventually into a brand. America’s Next Top Model has graced our TV screens for 21 seasons and changed the lives of many of their contestants. Some Top Models stand out more than others, but they all can now say they were apart of America’s best reality show ever. ANTM has given a opportunity for the shy farm girl to become a Cover Girl, the inner city kid to walk the runway. Although filled with lots of unexpected drama from wanna be models fighting their way to be on top, while crying during the makeover process each contestant had a story. Let’s not forget the amazing judge panel, that seemed to always be a game of musical chair. Janice Dickinson, Nigel, Misses Jay, Andre Leon Talley and more have given their opinion on the results of the daily challenges. Which ultimately determined who would make it to the next challenge. Well season 22 will be the final season of America’s Next Top Model. It is indeed the end of an era.
The Lifetime network has found a way to stay relevant by producing authorized and unauthorized biopics of our favorite artists and former sitcom casts. Well after watching the Save By Bell Unauthorized story I said I was done with Lifetime and their nonsense. However I may need to bite those words and tune in when the Toni Braxton Biopic airs. Why you ask? Well because Toni Braxton will executive produce this project and she will also appear in it. No one can tell your story like you can. So I am pretty excited to see that Toni has grab control of this project. Toni has endured pain and heartache on many levels. From bankruptcy to battling a disease. I am assuming she will not let Lifetime make a spectacle out of her journey. Word of advice Toni, please get the casting right and do not cast any of your sisters ok girl.
Rapper and Actor 50 cent has found himself in front of another lawsuit. However this one is totally bogus. 50 is being sued by an author named Larry Johnson. Mr. Johnson is claiming that the rapper stole his idea, he claims to be the real creator of Power. Larry claims that he submitted his manuscript “Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid” to a Nikki Turner. Mrs. Turner is an employee for G-Unit books. I had no clue that such a company existed, lol. Anyway Johnson says Power was his idea not 50’s. Listen to this, lol. The author Mr. Johnson claims that his manuscript includes two drug dealers with goatees, lol. You can not make this stuff up. He also goes on to say that the drug dealers in his book were working on becoming legitimate business men. So he is suing 50 cent for $200 Million Dollars. What a bunch of B.S.!!!!!!
I’m not sure where Mr. Johnson’s has been in the last 20 year, but almost ever story involving a drug dealer has the same story-line. Drug dealer gets rich, drug dealer gets arrested, drug dealer wants to be a legitimate business man. It just happened that Power is equipped with some of today’s greatest writers and they are really good at creating drama on paper and making it come to life. Also Mr.Johnson must not be reading the credits for the show. 50 cent is an EP for the show, he is not the creator of the show. Do you really think this man could come up with this kind of show (no offense). I think it is really disrespectful to the creator of the show to come up with such rhetoric. Power is an exceptional show that 50 cent just has been blessed to be apart of. I really do not think that this lawsuit will go anywhere.
But this just might be a little sprinkle of Karma for the rapper. Get Rich or Die Trying right?
Lucious, Cookie, and Boo Boo Kitty return to our lives on September 23, 2015. The highly anticipated second season of Empire has already confirmed that some A-lister will guest star for this season. Photos from the set have already been circulating the net. Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Pit Bull, Marisa Tomei, Al Sharpton, Ne-Yo, and many more will appear on the hit prime time show this season.
photo from Eonline
Vivica A Fox just announced today that she will also be on the Empire train this season . The actress was cast as Cookie’s older sister. It seem like Cookie’s rough ways might be hereditary. If you thought Cookie was bad wait till you meet her older sister. Vivica will likely debut the role in the 8th episode of this season. Lol I know her former beau (50 cent) is going to have something to say about that. Now i am not sure what that means for Cookie’s other sister Carol who is played by Tasha Smith. Tasha also plays 50’s babies mother in Starz’s Power as well. I hope the silly feud 50 cent has in his head will not interfere with Tasha’s roles or her coins. (Hmmm I will look into this more.)
Check out the trailer below y’all. I can’t wait to get back into the Lyon’s den.
WE TV has a new project up their sleeves. They have come a long way from their bridezilla days. The network has just ordered a docu-series “Growing Up Hip Hop”. The series will consist of 6 episodes. The offspring of hip hop legends Rev Run, JMJ, Damon Dash, Master P, Treach and Salt (of Salt and Peppa) and James Debarge will all appear in the series. We will see these lucky kids try to make a name for themselves. Which can be pretty had when your parent is a superstar. Check out the preview below. I think I will definitely be watching this one.