NEW COUPLE ALERT: AN EMPEROR AND AN EMPRESS FIND LOVE

There are lights, cameras and whole lot of action on the set of Empire. It looks like Boo Boo Kitty and Dre are an actual couple. Actress Grace Gealey and Trai Byers were smitten with each other from the time they met on set. The couple has tried to keep their romance out of the public eye, but when your on  hit TV show it’s hard to hide anything that goes on in your life. It looks like Luscious and Cookie need to take a page from Trai and Grace’s love book.

I GOT THE BLUES: HBO BIOPIC ON BLUES SONGSTRESS IS HERE

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.

AND THEY’RE OUT: YOUR FIRED AND I QUIT, REALTIY TV SHAKE-UPS.

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.

 

 

 

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CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER: A SINGER GETS ROLE ON A HIT TV SHOW AND AN ACTOR GETS A RECORD DEAL

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.

RACISM ON THE SET: SOAP STAR SUES CBS

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.

HMMMMM WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE GRAMMY’S: SHADE

So the 57th annual Grammy’s happened and it was kinda dry until………

Rhianna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney rocked the house…………

Annie Lenox and Hozier took us to church…….. (sorry Beyonce I don’t know what that was that you were doing)

Kristen Wig brings Chandelier to life…………

Domestic Violence was addressed and I hope the world was listening……….

Then Kanye almost did it again………..

If those things didn’t happen the Grammy would have been a total bust.

Usher’s performance was lackluster. Sam’s performance was dry although he was a major winner last night. Then Beyonce performed and Jesus was wondering why she didn’t use her talent last night. See my grandma said that god don’t like ugly The stunt Beyonce pulled to get on that stage was just Ugly. See there was major drama surrounding Beyonce’s performance. Last year Beyonce was on the Grammmy’s gyrating in her husband Jay-Z. This year she decides to sing a gospel song that was supposed to be sung by someone else. Apparently Beyonce asked to sing the song and John Legend felt like he had to give Beyonce the spot because she is Queen Bey.

Ledisi was supposed to sing Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Ledisi played Mahilia Jackson in the movie Selma and sung that  song , many feel that Beyonce stole Ledisi’s moment. Ledisi  admitted to being a little disappointed about not being able to perform the gospel song, but she is all about empowering women. If Ledisi want to keep it professional and not go off about this I can respect it, but I don’t have to. I believe Beyonce was wrong to ask to sing that song, knowing it was going to Ledisi. Those who are familiar with Ledisi know that she can sing circles around Miss Yonce. I really don’t see what was Beyonce’s motive but to be mean and spiteful. Damn Bitch at least sing the hell out the song if you are going to steal it from someone. #SHADE