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Singer Robin Thicke recently announced that he was leaving the BET scripted series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” and it took show creator Kevin Hart no time to find his replacement— Chris Rock. The funnyman and comedic star recently told HipHollywood about his excitement for the show.
“I’m a fan of Kevin … it’s rare when you actually get to work with each other and have fun,” he said.
Since debuting with over four million viewers in January, the show has been a staple for the network. Alongside Kevin, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon and others, season two has already begun filming. Check out Chris and Kevin’s interview on the new cast changes below.
Do you think this is a good move for the franchise?
BET Rip the Runway is on the come up. When the long-running special aired on March 20, the masterminds behind the fashion extravaganza had a new goal. They wanted to raise the fashion stakes, blending urban music with “luxury couture.”
Singer Kelly Rowland and actor Boris Kodjoe hosted this year as Rip the Runway: 2013 “become a sartorial spectacle that rivaled the more dramatic showcases of Fashion Week,” reports TheGrio.
It was high fashion all the way. Rip the Runway fashion producers Carline Balan and Michou St. Jules, whom we profiled recently, initiated the change taking the show away from its earlier “ghetto chic”e roots.
Balan and St. Jules pulled in leading fashion industry talent to help expand the BET brand.
“From last year’s show, to what it is this year, we were able to get Beagy, who’s a Vogue stylist,” Balan explained to The Grio. ”We got people who’ve never worked on the show to come on board. We really went in and chose stylists who hit the entire spectrum: editorial stylists that are Vogue, that are V magazine, that are Marie Claire, that are that world… and then we got a couple of stylists that are music stylists.”
Although the fashions went couture, Rip the Runway didn’t abandon its musical roots. There was still party on a stage, with performances by Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Trinidad James. Omarion serenaded the models as they strutted down the catwalk. And Jaden Smith debuted his Misfits collection with the help of his little sister Willow. Even co-host Kodjoe went into runway action and modeled his menswear collection, Alfa.
“That’s our goal with every year, pushing the envelope on the fashion, so that when you are watching, the music is there, but it’s all about the fashion,” St. Jules told the Grio.
You can catch another airing of BET Rip The Runway tonight.
Power couples in entertainment and the political arena today aren’t just enjoying their celebrity status, here are some who have ventured out to successful side hustles. They are not only in the news for their heart-to-heart connection, or their shock and awe shenanigans, but also for their dual business dealings. Love, respect, passion, and decent earnings — sounds like a recipe for a pretty good relationship.
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe has been a hottie since his early modeling days, back when he was gyrating in TLC videos (“Red Light Special”) and showing up to look good for Faith Evans “(“Never Let Go”). But since then, he’s proven himself to be more than a pretty face. Kodjoe has established himself as a pretty good actor, a businessman and even a funny man thanks to his time on The Real Husbands of Hollywood. If that’s not enough, he’s also a great dad. Say what you want about Kodjoe’s personality (after seeing him in person and reading about past Twitter comments, yeah, he can be a bit…stank), but no one can deny that this guy is one delicious looking brother, and we’re talking delicious in one of his suits, or bare-chested and shiny. Click on through and you’ll see what we mean!
By all accounts, this should be called The KEvin Hart Show but we digress.
After debuting with a whopping 4.1 million viewers and knocking out the competition in its time slot in January, BET has decided to renew “the fakest reality show ever,” The Real Husbands of Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
BET’s president of music programming and specials Stephen G. Hill sounds beyound thrilled:
“When we launched this series in January, we knew our audience would have as much fun watching it as we had making it, and since it has been on the air, fans have voiced on social media that they want more. So this was a pretty simple decision: ‘Hey! Let’s make more! We are beyond thrilled that Kevin Hart and the stellar Husbands will be back bickering and back-biting, for another season on BET.”
The show, co-created and starring Kevin Hart (the other creator is comedian Chris Spencer), will have a 12 episode season when it returns. The other Husbands, including Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Robin Thicke, Duane Martin and Boris Kodjoe, are all slated to return when the show begins filming again.
Most of these stars stay busy in other aspects of their professional careers so it no doubt a good time when they can create a “fake” reality show and pretty much just be silly.
Do you watch The Real Husbands of Hollywood? What do you think of the show?
Is BET Finally Winning? ‘Real Husbands Of Hollywood’ And ‘Second Generation Wayans’ Top Cable Ratings
This past Tuesday, BET premiered the highly anticipated scripted series Real Husbands of Hollywood along with Second Generation Wayans. Many were skeptical as to how these shows would perform for the network, considering how difficult it has been in the past to predict the success of BET’s scripted shows. However, it was pleasantly surprising to learn this morning that the two new additions to the BET lineup slaughtered their competition when it came to ratings Tuesday night.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Real Husbands of Hollywood, starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Dwayne Martin and J.B. Smoove topped all shows that aired during the 10 pm hour on cable television. The show’s debut episode is said to have pulled 4.1 million viewers. The sitcom was number one among all cable and network broadcasts falling within the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. The show’s encore, which aired at 11 pm excelled as well, bringing in 2.3 million viewers.
The husbands of Hollywood aren’t the only fellas reported to be topping the charts. It appears that Second Generation Wayans starring Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, Tatyanna Ali and George O. Gore II also performed superbly in its premiere night. The sitcom is said to have garnered 3.7 million viewers during its 10:30 pm premiere and received a rating of 1.7 among the 18-49 demographic. The 11:30 pm showing pulled an additional 1.4 million viewers.
Real Husbands of Hollywood currently reigns as the number one debut cable sitcom of the season and Second Generation Wayans comes in at number two.
Among adults 18-34, RHOH had the third best cable debut of all time.
It’s great to see that BET’s new shows are performing so well and that they are being supported.
Did you check out either of these shows this past Tuesday? What did you think?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
Hollywood has become so large and diverse that we oftentimes take for granted the fact that some of our favorite men were not made, born, or even bred in the US. Many come from England, others from Africa, some from the Caribbean, others from Continental Europe and still some from neighboring Canada. So let’s pause and take a closer look at some of the international fellas who are doing their thing all over the world. And really, when you get right down to it, what’s not to love about hot accents, exotic homelands, and multilingual abilities? I know, nothing. Click through!
Born Idrissa Akuna Elba in the East Ham district of London, England, Idris Elba is the son of a Sierra Leonean father and a Ghanaian mother. Taught to work hard, Elba mastered the art of DJ’ing while working for an uncle’s wedding DJ business, then working for himself on the London nightclub circuit. For a time, Elba followed in his father’s footsteps and took a job as a factory worker in an East London suburb. But Elba’s passion for music and, eventually, theater just wouldn’t quit, and by the mid 90’s he landed his first role on British TV. Since then, Elba has enjoyed massive success in British and American television, movies, and music, to all of our delight. We just love this fine, and somehow still single, man!
Kevin Hart is a self proclaimed sex symbol. And if you can get past the height issue, you’ll see that homeboy is pretty cute in the face. And we all know a man that can make you laugh is a man who could get it. But all that sex symbol noise becomes obsolete when he’s standing next to Mr. Fione himself, Mr. Boris Kodjoe. And apparently, judging by the look on his face in the above photo, Kevin knows this.
I can’t quite be sure but it seems that Boris is holding hands with Kevin’s girlfriend, Eniko.
Kevin’s face is speaking volumes, but since we can’t actually hear him, caption his thoughts or the words to the mack game that Boris is laying down right now.
He Could Get It…If Only I Could Find Him: 15 Hotties We Haven’t Seen On-Screen For A Minute That We Miss
Remember that perfect specimen of manhood that graced your television set oh so long ago? Do you recall that captain of all things hot that lit up the silver screen eight ways from Sunday? So do we, but unfortunately his is a brand of attractive that we haven’t seen in far too long. Beautiful man of stage and screen, please come back to us! With the holidays fast approaching, we can think of only one gift we truly want this year: These hot pieces of manliness to come back into our lives. But until then, we salute 15 smokin’ hotties we haven’t seen in a minute.
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Those who were hoping to see Nia Long back on the big screen may be slightly disappointed to learn she won’t be doing so in the upcoming film adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane’s novel “Addicted.” Though Shadow and Act mentioned the “Love Jones” actress was in talks to play the lead of Zoe, a married sex addict who satisfies her addiction by having affairs with two very different men, now the word is Sharon Leal has snagged the part.
You should remember Sharon from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” series, and though she didn’t have much chemistry with TP’s character in that film, there should be plenty of sexual energy to go around in this one. Not only will Sharon be sharing camera time with Boris Kodjoe, whose lead part hasn’t been determined yet, she’ll also be starring alongside the very handsome William Levy. William is the Cuban cutie from “Single Ladies” and the green M&M commercial that’s been running these days. That’s a lot of man candy for one woman to handle.
Sharon will also be reuniting with her “Why Did I Get Married” cast member Tasha Smith who’s been confirmed to play the part of the therapist who helps Zoe through her addiction.
With William in the mix, I think he may play the part of the sensitive artist and I can see Boris playing Sharon’s husband. There’s no word on who might fill the part of the violent side-piece though. Any suggestions?