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 View has had it’s up and downs. Many women have sat around the hot topics table, but only one has stayed. Whoopi Goldberg aka Mama View will be back for Season 19 of The View. Whoopi will be joined by veteran host Joy Behar ( girl we missed you), America‘s own Danny Tanner aka Candace Cameron, funny lady Michelle, GMA‘s Paula Faris (don’t know much about her, but welcome) and the very outspoken Raven Symone. Well damn that’s an awesome line-up. Im pretty sure there will be lots of drama on the set this year. Candace has already gotten into with Raven over gay marriage. I hope Joy and Whoopi can keep these gals in line. September 8, 2015 the new seasons begins. I can’t wait.
The fresh prince himself Will Smith, seems to love the sitcom that made him a star so much, he wants to bring it back to television. Will Smith plans to produce a reboot version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Will and his lovely wife Jada will executive producer the project. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air aired on NBC for 5 seasons. NBC execs have stated that they have not been asked to be apart of the project, but they would love to speak with Will about it.
I am really not a fan of reboots. Will and Jada have worked together before on a sitcom. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Well yes, you can find Sesame Street on the HBO channel. The public television production has joined forces with the major cable network, for a 5 year deal. HBO will air the next five season of Sesame Street, but instead of an hour long program it will be condensed down to 30 minutes. Many parents are not feeling the new business deal, because it now means they will have to pay to see the show. Well they are kind of right? The she will still air on PBS but from now until the Fall they will all be old episodes. Nine months after the new episodes air on HBO they will then air on the Public access stations. This is great fro Sesame street because they show was having trouble with funding. PBS only provides 10% of the budget for Sesame Street, the rest of the funding comes from merchandising. Hey you have to find a way to pay the bills and this deal will definitely pay the bills.
NBC plans to debut their adaptation of The Wiz on December 3, 2015. NBC’s has already produced their version of Peter Pan and The Wiz is next. It looks like the network is nailing the casting for this production. Check out who they have cast so far.
SHANICE WILLIAMS WILL PLAY DORTHY
QUEEN LATIFAH WILL PLAY THE WIZARD OF OZ
MARY J. BLIGE WILL PLAY EVILLENE THE WICKED WITCH
UZO ADUBA WILL PLAY GLENDA THE GOOD WITCH OF THE SOUTH
AMBER RILEY WILL PLAY ADDERPERLE THE GOOD WITH OF THE NORTH
STEPHAINE MILLS WILL PLAY AUNTIE EM
DAVID ALAN GRIER WILL PLAY THE COWARDLY LION
RHOA newly weds Todd and Kandi Burruss are expecting their first child together. If you watch the RHOA many would have assumed that this couple would never see this day. As Todd began to produce new tv shows for other networks, this took time from his relationship. Kandi fans were starting to get worried, but in reality TV fashion every situation is overly exaggerated and we fools who sit in front of the TV screen believe everything we see. This couple has been through some rough times, but these two are doing just fine. Congrats!
Ice T and Coco are also expecting their first child together. Ice and Coco also have a new talk show on FOX. There is no better way to announce your pregnancy and the gender of your baby than on national television. Check out the clip below.
Whenever I hear the name Jay-Z and Will Smith I assume news about a music collaboration will follow. When in usual fashion the superstars have way more up their sleeves. Jay and Will have come together to produce a HBO mini-series about the life of Emmett Till.
Till was brutally murdered in 1955 by racist savages, just because he allegedly whistles at a white woman. Till was only 14 years old. The death of Till still sparks outrage. The historical moment in time has never been told as a mini series. I am glad it is being produced by two highly respected African American celebrities. It looks like HBO is creating a new lane for African American content, first Bessie now the Emmett Till story.
Thank you HBO.