31 May 2012

Tia Mowry Rocks VIBE Vixen + Baby Talk!

On Her Style Since Having Cree:
It’s so funny you asked me that because Tamera just told me, ‘Your style has really changed.’ My whole thing with being a mom is that you don’t want to lose your identity; you don’t want to lose who you were before. You can still be that hot, sexy mom. If anything, I like to think I’m wearing heels even more. I didn’t wear them that much until the end [of the pregnancy], so I’m now all about wearing heels. I wear a lot of vibrant, flowy, colorful clothes, before it was edgy. I’m a mom now, but when I go out, I don’t forget who I was before.

On Basketball Wives and RHOA:
I haven’t seen “Basketball Wives,” but I heard about it. I am a huge fan of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but I just think that Tamera and I have a different take on these reality shows. I remember when we were pitching our show to different networks, many of them didn’t want to pick it up because they felt like we didn’t have enough conflict. My sister and I were like, ‘We aren’t those type of people,’ so it’s all about us being positive role models. People always say it’s nice to see fresh, vibrant, funny women on television, and that’s my sister and I. That’s how our career has always been and we knew we weren’t going to change who we are for the show business, so it’s kind of something that has been accepted.

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25 Apr 2012

Empire Girls: @JulissaB & @Adrienne_Bailon Reality Show Premieres June 3rd!

Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne” is produced by Ish Entertainment. Michael Hirschorn, Charles Suitt and Keira Brings serve as executive producers.

The hour long docu-series, which premieres Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT, follows Adrienne Bailon (“Cheetah Girls”) and Julissa Bermudez (“106 & Park”), two fabulous Latina best friends and starlets, in New York City as they strive to conquer the cutthroat world of show business and find love and happiness… by the time they turn 30! Julissa and Adrienne first met in 2006 as co-stars in MTV’s movie “All You’ve Got.” While filming, they became best friends, even requesting to share the same trailer.

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04 Apr 2012

Nicole Ari Parker Covers VIV Magazine + Interview!

On the devastated news that daughter Sophie had spina bifida:
“I grew up fast. We [Husband is Boris Kodjoe] went from being this sexy couple coming of the hit series {Soul Food} to being like paramedics. It was hovering, waiting and watching, all day everyday.”

On the hardship of professional acting:
“It’s hard because it’s not show art but show business, and learning how to this business, it’s a second craft and that side of it will let you down. For some actress I know the light in their eyes is now flickering instead of blazing. The industry can beat you up.”

On her character Blanche Dubois:

“Every character is so dense and tightly woven. Blanche is verbose, her language takes you on an emotional journey. She is tremendously strong and clear and unrelenting in her view of the world. When I read the lines I feel very empowered. She holds her ground.”

On playing Blanche:

“The greatest gift of getting to play the role of Blanche Dubois is that it’s reminded me to never give up. No matter if you get knocked down, stretched to your limit, lost your light and 20 very real years go by. And in some way I think that is the tragic beauty of Blanche. Even at the end, after all she has endured, she in her own special way, doesn’t give up.”

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26 Jun 2011

BET Awards 2011 Live Backstage Hosted By Free!

This Sunday, media and radio personality, Free, will be hosting the backstage festivities for the BET Awards live on BET.com and Ustream.com during the awards telecast beginning at 8 PM EST/PT.

The backstage stream will provide exclusive commentary and interviews with some of today’s biggest names in music and entertainment and viewers will be able to chat with Free via Skype.

In addition, Free and her Morning Show co-host and fellow BET alum, Big Tigger, will keep the fun going with “The After Party Live” post show at 11 PM EST/PT on BET, immediately following the BET Awards broadcast. Free will also be featured on the “106 & Park Pre Show” at 6 PM EST/PT.

Free will round out her BET Awards Weekend activities with a special broadcast of the “Big Tigger Morning Show” with Free from LA airing on WPGC-FM in the DC/MD/VA area and on the web at www.radio.com or via the Radio.com mobile app on Monday June 27th from 6 to 10 AM EST.

Free served as an original co-host of BET’s wildly popular entertainment and video countdown program, 106 & Park for five years, interviewing megastars including, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry.

After departing BET in 2005, Free took a break from show business to be with her family. She went on to co-host radio programs in Los Angeles and New York City and co-produced BET’s top rated 106 & Park 10th anniversary special, which aired in October, 2010.

Forever busy and always developing new projects, Free launched her own website, www.FreesWorld.com, which is growing everyday. She has also established a major presence on Twitter, being named one of the “100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter” for the second year in a row.

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23 Feb 2011

Aretha’s ‘Sorry’ Fantasia Boycotted Grammys over Tribute Snub

*Aretha Franklin thinks Fantasia overreacted by boycotting the Grammys when she wasn’t included in a tribute to her. “I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my Grammy Tribute this year,” Franklin says in a statement to USA Today. “I recall that in the […]

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