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FL Michelle Obama to Guest Star on NBC’s The Biggest Loser

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in TV Shows | Comments Off

First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” in a celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show’s first-ever White House workout. The episode will air as two, one-hour episodes on Tuesday, April 3 (8-9 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m. ET).

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In the makeover episodes, the contestants get to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, whose Let’s Move! initiative focuses on solving the problem of childhood obesity. The First Lady talks to the contestants about

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Tami Roman Says She Had A Mild Heart Attack…

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Celebrity News, TV Shows | 2 comments

Tami Roman suffered a mild heart attack at the age of 41. The star of Basketball Wives tweeted about her health condition before and after being diagnosed. Monday night, during an episode of Basketball Wives, Tami tweeted that she didn’t feel well:

Not feeling so well but I hope u enjoyed the episode. Gonna try to catch a re-run and collect my thoughts to blog. Headed to bed early.

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The next day word spread via a press release that Tami Roman was admitted to “Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a medical emergency.” Tami Roman once again confirmed the story via twitter and announced the medical emergency was a mild heart attack:

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On Location: Gabrielle Union Awarded ‘Lexus Pursuit Of Perfection’ In Dallas At Verses & Flow

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Celebrity Awards, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Events, Celebrity Honors, Celebrity News, TV Shows | 1 comment

Last night, Lexus held the Verses & Flow Live private event in Dallas, a unique event that was created to honor talented up and coming music artists and spoken word poets. I had the pleasure of being on location for this event and snapped a few pics along the way! The MC for the event was comedianne Ebony Steele, co-host of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. The highlight of the evening came when Lexus presented their 2012 Lexus Pursuit Of Perfection award to this year’s recipient, actress Gabrielle Union.

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Recorded words of congratulations were shown, from actor Hill Harper, who was last year’s recipient, and Gabrielle‘s boyfriend NBA star Dwyane Wade (who sang a small bit of Vesta‘s Congratulations for Gabrielle, eliciting AWWWWWWs from the women in the crowd). During her acceptance speech, Gabrielle talked about the murder of Trayvon Martin, saying that she has had difficulty sleeping and forgetting the cries for help Trayvon made during the 911 phone call. As an avid activist in the fight against breast cancer, Gabrielle accepted her award on behalf of “those who continue to fight”, whether it be for justice, for cancer research or for life. There was also a performance by up & coming artist Luke James Check out LOTS more pictures from the event and see if Lexus will bring Verses & Flow to your city, when you continue…

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QUESTLOVE: Wow, this is THEE most black people I’ve ever seen on #MadMen

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Juicy Bites, TV Shows | Comments Off

@QUESTLOVE tweets after last night’s episode of Mad Men: Wow, this is THEE most black people I’ve ever seen on #MadMen

Last night, the two-hour premiere of Mad Men was the most-watched episode for the show ever! According to TheWrap.com, the season five premiere of “Mad Men” scored the show’s biggest audience yet, as 3.5 million viewers tuned in after the show’s 17-month absence.

The show got off to a slow start last night, but who cares-this is what we love about Mad Men. The dynamic between the characters on screen and subtext is what keeps us tuning in.

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The scenes that stood out to me of course was the new Mrs.Draper singing Zou Bisou Bisou as part of her surprise to hubby Don Draper. AMC knew this scene would be a big hit because the song is now available on iTunes as sung by Jessica Pare’.

Now, I think this is the moment a lot of us have been waiting for and that is to see some diversity in the casting for Mad Men. As I caught up on the show during its 17-month hiatus (which was due to contract negotiations behind the scenes with the show’s creator, AMC and Lionsgate), it took a while, but I started to realize that the show failed to represent African-Americans in the work force on the agency level. What I love about Mad Men is that it provides a glimpse in to the good ole boys network in the advertising industry on Madison Avenue during the 60s, but I would love to learn more about how some of these companies became more integrated. Mad Men has skillfully portrayed old school sexism and racism in corporate America so as last night’s episode touched on hiring an African-American secretary as an equal employer opportunity, I am excited to see what’s in store-even if it did start out as a joke. I will have to do some digging around to see if they are going to add a new African-American actress.

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Stay tuned…But what did you think of the two-hour premiere of Mad Men?

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Basketball Wives Sneak Peek After The Cluth Fight

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Celebrity Beef, Celebrity BFFs, Celebrity Drama, Celebrity News, TV Shows | 5 comments

I still haven’t figure out why Evelyn is so mad at Jen. Evelyn keeps saying watch the show, and the truth will be revealed, but at this point, I’ve seen Evelyn do more dirt to Jennifer and do not understand why Jennifer would want to be friends with Evelyn in the first place. I get Evelyn feels like Jennifer has gotten some new friends and is acting extra, but with old friends like Evelyn and Nia, I would run, too. Perhaps Jennifer’s new friends are more encouraging and don’t sneak and hit Jen in the head with their clutch when they are mad. They probably don’t threaten to reveal all of Jen’s secrets on twitter, either, or on the blogs for that matter. I will keep watching, but at this point, it doesn’t seem like Jennifer is the bad friend. Anyway that’s my opinion, and here’s the sneak peek of next week’s episode (after the “clutch fight” at Shaunie’s birthday party).

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Watch the video when you continue…At this point Evelyn has done too much to hurt Jen publicly…what “friend” put their hands on you like that over some words?

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Tashera Simmons Explains Why She’s Been By DMX Side For 25 YEARS…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Family, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity News, TV Shows | 1 comment

When some women love, they love hard and unconditionally. I don’t know if I can stand by the side of man like DMX who has been in and out of jail for drugs and mental issues and don’t let me get started on the women and ALL the cheating, but Tashera Simmons explains that Earl Simmons aka DMX has been the love of her life since high school and she is standing by Earl’s side. Through four kids (three boys and a girl) and a six year separation, Tashera talks about the up and downs of loving DMX. Their relationship will also be featured on Vh1′s Couple’s Therapy which airs tonight…get ready for some drama.

He was like no one I’ve ever met…He’s definitely one of a kind. Yeah, you know what, and like again I say, we’ve been together since we were kids. After that man years, you are family. I can’t be fake. When I took those vows I meant them…I love HARD.

 

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Check out the video when you continue, it is one of the most revealing interviews I’ve heard in a minute. Tashera talks about the drug problems, the paternity tests, keeping his last name and her new tell-all book, Strength of a Woman. I will have to get this book, too, cause I need to know how she does it…how she did it

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