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“They Said I Couldn’t Do It — I Laughed!”: ‘Bad Girls Club’ Star Tanisha Thomas Launches Plus-Size Clothing Line

August 25th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Tanisha Thomas with Plush label brand ambassadors.

Tanisha Thomas with Plush label brand ambassadors. Photo credit: Kimberly Gedeon

Brooklyn cranked out the curves, y’all! Over the weekend,  fierce plus-sized women flooded Club Freeze, a trendy New York  lounge, to support one thing…

Plush.

The brand spankin’ new “dare to wear clubwear” line was created especially for curvy girls by Bad Girls Club godmother Tanisha Thomas and her good friend Bella, founder of PrimBeauty.

And let me tell you, the journey to success for the Bad Girls Club, Celebrity Fit Club, Love Games, Tanisha Gets Married — breathes — and Marriage Boot Camp star was no piece of cake! But giving up wasn’t an option. “When life throws you lemons, throw it back and demand chocolate!” Thomas said.

After some blood, sweat, and tears, edgy cut-out dresses and body cons weren’t the only fruits of their labor. Born out of a clothing line was an inspiring campaign that encourages women to embrace their luscious, ample figures.

It turned into a big movement on social media — it’s huge!,” Thomas told MadameNoireSo huge, Bella says, that even Plush’s curvaceous model ambassadors are getting recognized by random passersby. The message behind the movement? “Be bold, be you!” Thomas said.

The reality TV star spoke with us to give us the scoop on Plush, a possible, might-be-happening, not-so-sure-yet Orange Is the New Black role, and her upcoming projects.

MadameNoire: What’s your ultimate goal for Plush?

Tanisha Thomas:  Originally we were supposed to be a clothing line. Full-on, custom clothing for the curvy, fabulous fashionista. But then it turned into a huge movement on social networks. We want to continue to build that platform. [We want] women to embrace who they are, love who they are, and just let your light shine!

MN: What was the inspiration behind Plush?

TT:  There was a lack of variety for plus-sized women and I think that we will fulfill that.  We plan on partnering with local designers and giving them the opportunity to showcase their work. I’m all about giving to the community; I want to give the people a chance, just like I was given a chance. People second-guess me and say, “Oh please, she’s not going to help me because [another celebrity] told me that they were going to help me, but they never did.” Yes I am going to help you! I want to help you! I am your fan — you’re my sister and you’re my brother. The plan is that we all make it. Not just me. Let’s all get money, it’s all out there!

MN: You mentioned that you were often rejected by others when it came to your career trajectory. How did you find the strength and determination to keep going and stay on track?

TT: I quit all the time! I quit every day. I think I quit every hour —  I think I quit today! But I always get back on track. My thing is, “What is the bigger picture and how can I get there?”  I set these goals for myself and no matter how upset I get, no matter how stressful it gets, I am determined to make sure I follow through. Even if I fall flat on my face, it’s important for me to say, “You know what — at least I tried!”

MN: What’s the plus-sized industry like?

TT: The plus-sized world is very catty; they don’t want to support. We’ve reached out to so many people — especially me being who I am, I thought that would be leverage… and it’s hard. It will stress you out, people will tell you, “You’re not gonna do it, you’re not going to make it.” What you need to do is believe and trust your brand, you know what I mean?

Hold Up: NetFlix Says Tanisha Thomas Is NOT Joining OITNB

July 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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NetFlix Says Tanisha Thomas Is NOT Joining OITNB

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Just yesterday, we reported the “Bad Girls Club” reality TV star Tanisha Thomas was joining season three of one our favorite shows “Orange Is The New Black.” Some of you were excited and others lamented the fact that quality acting roles keep going to reality stars, those who have not studied the craft of acting.

Well, you might not have to lose any sleep over Tanisha taking over OITNB because according to TMZ, a Netflix spokesperson said Tanisha has not been cast for season 3.

Well, this is embarrassing.

That kind of refutes Tanisha’s tweets and Instagram posts as of late.

We don’t know what contributed to this misunderstanding for either party, but whatever’s going on, this is all quite messy.

But we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Bad Girl Tanisha Thomas Joins The New Season Of OITNB

July 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Bad Girl Tanisha Thomas Joins The New Season Of OITNB

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Tanisha Thomas, one of our favorite, somewhat reformed members from the “Bad Girls Club” is going from bad to criminal as she joins season 3 of the hit Netflix series, “Orange Is The New Black.”

Thomas announced the good news on her Instagram account a few days ago, with this picture.

Bad Girl Tanisha Thomas Joins The New Season Of OITNB

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And the following caption: And guess who just got invited?!!! :) :) :) :) #blessed #oithnbseason3 look our for your girl ;) 

This is a great look for Ms. Tanisha. Though we haven’t seen her do any acting aside from faking the funk on all those reality shows, something inside of me thinks she’ll be an asset to the show. Plus, at this point, I have full trust in the writers and casting directors that make OITNB the magic that it’s been for the past two years.

The new season doesn’t start until June 2015 (sad face), so there’s no word about Tanisha’s character. But you know we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

How do you think Tanisha will fare in this role?

Familiar Faces: 15 Video Vixens Turned Reality Stars

January 28th, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
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Porsha Williams reportedly owes $18,000

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Have you ever been watching television, or having a YouTube binge fest and you recognize a face from reality television?  Now, some of these participants were in music videos before appearing on shows, and others appeared in videos after being on the shows that made them household names.  Whether you see it as a lateral move or not, these reality stars have been able to find multiple avenues to keeping their names out there.

Now, sometimes we can be serious (I know that my articles can be a little heavy), so let’s have a little fun with this post.  At the very least, you can enjoy some of your favorite songs, and if you make it to the last page, you can help me decide who this person is.  IF it is who I think it is…

Let’s have some fun!  Starting with:

You Again?! Reality Show Repeat Offenders Part 2

January 2nd, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
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Last year, the wonderful Stephanie Guerilus did a list article on 8 faces that have appeared on multiple reality television shows.  This year, we’re back with more people, more shows, and a display of dedication to the reality show hustle like never before.  There are so many (Noah, from Bad Girls Club season 3, and Saddle Ranch, I see/saw you!), but I wanted to include the most notable ones.  Now, I’m not here to bash anyone’s grind.  Actually, it’s the opposite, we’re here to bask in their longevity, starting with:

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Ezra “Buddha” Masters 

In the midst of cultivating an acting career, Ezra also sprinkled reality shows appearances in the mix.  Though many remember his reality show exploits in “I Love New York 2″ by his choking up Tailor Made, or his overbearing nature in “I Love Money 2,” he also appeared on “Hell Date,” and “Gay, Straight, or Taken.”

Time To Pull The Plug! TV Shows That Fell Off

November 5th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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These shows started off with a bang — and great ratings — but over time they fizzled out and for some reason, unbeknownst to us, remained on the air.

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“Basketball Wives”

Former basketball wife Shaunie O’Neal had a hit on her hands when she introduced the world to Jennifer Williams, Evelyn Lozado, Royce Reed and Gloria Govan, better known collectively as the “Basketball Wives.” While some of the men in the NBA were upset the women in their lives were given a show, fans tuned in each week to see how the rich, yet slightly ratchet, lived. The show was so successful, it spawned a spinoff version in Los Angeles. But as the cast members changed each season, the show’s fights became more insane. By the time Evelyn jumped over a table barefoot to go after her former friend and fellow cast mate Jennifer, there was a public outcry against the show and a petition was started to end the violence. While the fights have now died down, so did everyone’s interest in the show.

Get At Me Bad Girl: Celebrities Who’ve Been Linked To The Women Of Bad Girls Club

August 26th, 2013 - By Kendra Koger
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Season 11 of “Bad Girls Club” just premiered and it garnered a lot of attention due to cast member Milyn “Mimi” Jensen.  Before appearing on the show, she was associated with being the reason young, uber-couple, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up.

In Milyn opening introduction on BGC, she expressed that being connected to celebrities is nothing new to her.

“I had sex with Rob Kardashian (worse sex ever)… I’m blocked, mind you, by like Dwight Howard…J.R. Smith, like all these athletes I’m blocked by them because they were like:  “Oh, this Itchbay is telling all of our business.”

Ms. Jensen isn’t the first girl from The Bad Girls Club that has been allegedly associated with celebrities either before, during, or after their time on the show, so why don’t we take a look at the women who have:

Pregnant BGC Star Ashley King And NBA Boyfriend Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident

August 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Police officers were called to the Colorado home of Denver Nuggets player Ty Lawson and his pregnant reality TV star girlfriend Ashley King aka Ashley Pettiford, TMZ reports.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Ashley, who is most known for her role on Oxygen reality show Bad Girls Club, tearfully told officers that she and Ty got into a verbal disagreement after she overheard him on the phone speaking to another woman the night before. She reportedly went on to say that after the argument, she began packing her things to leave, but Ty stopped her by shoving her onto the bed. According to reports she reacted by throwing his phone and breaking it. In turn, he reportedly placed her phone under water.

Ashley, who is six months pregnant, went on to tell police that despite being shoved, she was sure that her baby was okay because she felt it moving around after the incident. Both Ashley and Ty were placed under arrest. Ashley was arrested for criminal mischief due to the damage she’d done to Ty’s phone. Ty was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence and criminal mischief for the damage he’d done to Ashley’s phone. They were both later released from jail on $1,000 bond.

Big Screen TV On The Wall, Who’s Most Ratchet Of Them All? The Worst Stars On Reality TV

May 15th, 2013 - By Davisha Davis
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The phrase ratchet reality star almost sounds repetitious since there are few, if any, individuals on reality TV with redeeming qualities  But these stars here are some of the most notorious on the tube, and quite honestly, the worst 15-minute celebs we’ve seen in the past few years.

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Stevie J

To put it simply, Stevie J is scum and think he’s God. Sorry to break it to you Stevie J, but you’re just ratchet. He has no respect for women and makes everything a joke (remember his strip club threats?) I feel sorry for Mimi and Joseline. They have a problem on their hands forever.

Hitting It Isn’t The Only Thing He Did First: Ray J Thinks He And Kim K. Started Reality TV

May 10th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Just when we think Ray J can’t become any more disillusioned than he already is, Brandy’s little brother goes and one-ups himself.

I know everyone talks about Kim Kardashian on a nearly daily basis, but it seems no one keeps her name in their mouth more than the man who so proudly hit it first, Ray J Norwood. In an interview with the Jasmine Brand, the singer — term used loosely — talked a bit about his new gig as the host of Oxygen’s Bad Girls All-Star Battle, but inevitably the conversation turned to his relationship with Kim K. when he was asked about he and his old boo thang’s success with reality TV. He told the site:

We been there kinda from the start; like I think when reality first started people were a little bit afraid of it, but ya know now it’s the new wave, it’s the new TV, it’s pop culture. It’s everything in one as far as entertainment. It has its own space now and I think we saw it from the beginning and I think now it’s just evolved. It’s so big–everybody wants to do reality everybody wants to have a show about their life or their family and a lot of people think it’s easy but it’s not. I think people are really hand picking the right people to fit this space, and I just think we always kept it real always kept it 100 and we still here.

Where exactly is “here” Ray J? picking random women to date and sleep with on VH1? Say what you will about Kim, but her reality TV game is quite different, and I don’t think I’m going very far out on the limb when I say she’s the only one “still here.”

But Ray J also thinks he’s the sole reason Kim is famous and that he legitimately hit it first so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this nonsense either. Oh wait, one more joke from Ray J. When asked what he thought of Kim’s odd Met Gala dress, he (straight up lied) and told The Jasmine Brand:

“I haven’t got a chance [to see the dress], I don’t be on the internet like that. I got to step my internet game up. I don’t know, I’m sure she looked good though.”

Oh you don’t be on the Internet like that? I want him to stop playing. Do you consider Ray J a reality TV pioneer?