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.
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
WeTV has turned into the WE NEED MORE TV SHOWS Network. These mofo’s have decided to green light a show titled Sex Box. The show sounds pretty self explanatory right? Well 2 allegedly involved individuals has sex in a box and they they come out and talk about it. This is supposed to be couples therapy folks. Sex Box is suprisingly a hit tv show overseas and the WeTV network hopes it will be received the say way in the USA.
The premise of the show has parental groups calling FOUL. The PTC (Parental Television Council) has created a petition to have the show cancelled. PTC believes that is such a provocative show like Sex Box is aired on basic cable television this will just open doors for more extreme content to appear on basic cable. The PTC says if such a show has to be aired on television it should be on premium channels like HBO or SHOWTIME. So far the petition has not put a halt to the shows existence. If the PTC doesn’t get their way, Sex Box will air on February 27th.
If Sex Box going to far? Will you watch it?
A pot of trouble has been stewing and the ingredients are Bill Cosby, rape allegations and his legacy. The comedian recently canceled his scheduled appearances for the Queen Latifah Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Then Netflix postpones Mr. Cosby’s comedy special. Now TVLand has pulled the Cosby shows reruns from their production schedule.
Looks like it is going to be an end of an era. Do you think Mr. Huxtable did these things? These rape accusations have grown like a man on steroids over the past couple of weeks. However the rumors of rape have been lingering for decades.
I don’t want to believe that Mr. Cosby did it. But in today’s world I would not be surprised if it was true. You just never know anymore. I hope it is not true, but only time will tell I guess.
Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse co-star Tasha Smith plays an over zealous wife, who is ready to knock anybody out that stand in her way. Well it seems like Tasha Smith plays the crazy lover roles so well, because she has plenty of experience. Tasha’s husband Kieth Douglas has claimed that Tasha has threatened to kill him. Douglas states that Tasha gets intoxicated and abusive, he has even had to run away from her to protect himself. A judge has ordered Tasha to stay 2 yards away from her husband.
Tasha Smith has yet to commit on this matter.
I took some time to watch Vh1‘s Drumline: A New Beat and I must say I hated it. Drumline the movie is still 10 times better than the sequel. Although the TV version movie featured some of the movies cast members, there roles were just flat. Nick Cannon came into the movie with this lets get this over with attitude. Leonard Robert’s (Where the hell has he been) who played Sean Taylor the egotistical band-member returns as the bands director. He quarrels with his brother who is also the band director of a rival university. What a crappy story line? Drumline: A New Beat also features Alexandra Shipp played Dani a college freshman with her eye on hitting the field with the A&T University band. Dani defies her parents and attends A&T instead of going to Spellman College. On campus the little drummer girl finds love and drama and blah blah blah. The story line was so predictable and disappointing. IT WAS JUST WACK. I felt like I wasted 2 hours of my life. This makes me wonder if I should even watch Lifetime’s Aaliyah movie. Alexandra Shipp will play the late great R&B songstress and if her acting is anything like it was in Drumline I will be highly disappointed.
The only good thing I will say about this terrible movie is………………………. it created jobs for people. All of the crew and vendors that were able to earn some cash, all of the D-list celebrities who needed work and all of the interns that were used, I am happy you had the opportunity. Unfortunately we can’t all work on award worth productions (Trust me I know), but hopefully the experience will change your lives in a positive way.