While working at an elementary school as a media specialist, we did a project called I’ve Got The Blues TV, and our first show was why I left Hip Hop for the Blues. Coincidentally we did an interview with Bessie Smith and Queen Latifah. Two amazing students were acting as the singers of course. Our project was taped in a talk show format and my students asked the artists questions about their careers and why they chose their specific genres of music. The project was a hit , so when I saw that HBO was actually doing a Bessie Smith biopic with Queen Latifah starring as Bessie Smith I found myself overwhelmed with excitement. I really hope my former students will get a chance to see this biopic one day and remember our project. Unfortunately I can not post the project that I did with my students due to confidentiality agreements, but I can post the trailer to HBO’s new Biopic Bessie. Here it goes. Bessie debuts on May 16, 2015 on HBO.
There is a say that goes……… “Sometimes blood is thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than a stranger.”
Well you will understand the meaning of this statement when I tell you what Bobby Brown’s siblings are stirring up. Well the Brown family is currently taping a reality show about their lives and they will channel their niece’s unfortunate hospitalization. Bobby sisters and his brother believes that now while Bobbi Christina lies in a comatose state.
Bobby’s sister have tried to crawl themselves out their holes to start drama in the past, when Whitney passes they were the ones spreading the rumors about Ray J killing Whitney Houston. As ridiculous as that rumor is Bobby’s sister’s thought that that this was a good thing to do, hence now they are doing a reality show. Bobby Browns lawyer has stated that his client has no involvement with the show and he will not appear on the show.
Oh the wonderful land of television is always full of drama, isn’t it.
The reality gods are scrambling to fill spots on VH1’s Basketball Wives LA. because the star of the show Evelyn Lozada is not interested. The reality star was asked to appear on the show,, but it just wasn’t worth it to Evelyn anymore. She just had a baby and is happy living her off camera. The reality star is engaged to Carl Crawford and they had a beautiful baby boy.
VH1 also cancelled Hollywood Exes. The reality show was really stretching to keep the show interesting. Im mean come on R. Kelly‘s ex wife married a gold digging barber, Jose Canseco‘s ex is a racist who likes to date black men and Prince’s ex wife adopted a baby. Everyone else on the show was clearly on the show for show. Do you feel me? Good riddens to Hollywood Exes, looks like Atlanta Exes may still have some life left.
As if we didn’t see t his coming, post the Zendaya racist hair comment Kelly Osburne has decided to leave the E show Fashion Police. The co-host was not shy about her views on the controversy her co-host Giuliana Rancic created.Rancic said some not so nice things about Kelly’s friend Zendaya’s dreads, she referenced them to weed and a dirty person. Kelly was furious and did not want to be dragged onto Rancic’s stupid comments.
Well Rancic has sinced aplogized and Kelly has quit the show. That show will be cancelled soon. Sadly no one can carry that show like Joan Rivers. I don’t even watch the show anymore since Joan’s demise. Kelly was smart to leave the show.
OK YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS ONE! OMG! Lady GaGa will star in the fifth season of American Horror Story:Hotel. This is major for GaGa. She was a smash hit on the Oscars performing a Sound of the Music number. The controversial singers record and tour sales have not been doing very well, this big role in AHS is going to keep GaGa hot. We all know she is a monster lover anyway, GaGa getting this role is simply a perfect match.
I am #TEAMJAMAL all day. Jussie Smollett who plays Jamal in the FOX show Empire is not only a great actor, but he is really an R&B singer. The actor just signed a deal with Columbia Records. Boy that SMollett family is pretty talented, Jussie’s sister Jurnee is also making moves in the entertainment industry.
American Horror Story is no stranger to unexpected tragedies, but that’s all written in the story line. Horror has struck the cast when they found out their cast mate Ben Woolf who plays Meep passed away. The pint sized actor was hit by an SUV while walking on Hollywood Avenue, the side view mirror hit Ben on the head. He was taken to the hospital and four days later he passed away due to a stroke. The driver of the vehicle was not charged, because allegedly Ben was jaywalking. The police are calling this tragic incident an accident. Ben Woolfe was 34 years old.
America’s Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar was found dead. The aspiring model was killed in a triple homicide in a home in North Carolina. At just only 19 years old Mirjana appeared on 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model and granted a few opportunities after her time on the show ended. The police believe the homicide was drug related. A suspect has been arrested for the murder. Tyra Banks released a statement on Twitter about Mirjana.
Trekkies all over the world are mourning the loss of Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy played Spock on the iconic show Star Trek. At 83 years old he lost his battle with Pulmonary Disease. His contributions to television will continue to live long and prosper.
The world was introduced to Ahmad Real Givens when New York was looking for love on her own reality TV show I love NY. Real and his brother Chance who are famously known as the Stallionaires stood out the most from the rest of the dudes trying to win New York’s heart. Once the camera’s went dim the brothers continued on with their own reality TV shows , music and clothing line. During these major accolades and accomplishments Real was fighting a major battle with cancer. Real’s life was stricken with stage 4 colon cancer. After routine chemotherapy Real seem to be recovering well, but sadly after a fall in January thigns turned for the worse for Real. He was bedridden and his speak and vision were compromised. Real passed away at the tender age of 33. Please keep his family in your prayers.
We all know racism is alive and well, but did you think it was rearing its ugly head on the set of The Young and the Restless. Former soap star actress Victoria Rowell is suing CBS because she believes that they have not allowed her to come back on The Young and the Restless because she speaks out about the treatment of black actors in the Soap Opera industry. Rowell who is now 55 years old has been trying to get back onto the soap opera scene for 5 years, with no success. Rowell believes that she is being blackballed for having a voice. She believes that her advocacy to promote diversity on the screen has caused CBS to silence her character.
CBS released a statement…….
“We harbor no ill will toward Ms. Rowell, but we will vigorously defend this case.”
May the best act win.