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Remember the epic TLC movie CrazySexyCool Viacom/VH1 premiered last year? The one where the group’s manager Pebbles was shown in a not so positive light. While according to TheJasmineBrand.com Pebbles is not only moving forward with a $40 million dollar lawsuit against Viacom but has subpoenaed T-Boz and Chili as well.
In the lawsuit documents, Pebbles claims the film portrayed her as a ““as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain.” She also says never was involved with the group’s lawyers and paid them fairly.
Now, Pebbles has served T-Boz and Chili with subpoenas. Pebbles is requesting the two singers, who were producers on the the TV movie, show any and all documents regarding their discussions with Viacom about Pebbles.
Pebbles has demanded to see the script outline and the documents for each scene involving her character. She specifically wants to see the documents for the scene where she reacted to T-Boz’s health issues and another scene where the group’s contracts were discussed.
Viacom has demanded Pebbles’ lawsuit be dismissed immediately.Viacom believes they did not act with malice while making the film and their portrayal of Pebbles was accurate.
Neither T-Boz or Chili have responded to the subpoenas yet.
With the weather heating up, the spring and summer will give birth to a fresh batch of musical festivals. Two years ago, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were joined onstage with a hologram of the late great rapper 2Pac at the Coachella Festival and we realized there are a lot of other deceased artists we’d like to see in Hologram this summer.
His music is just as popular as ever but the younger generation never had the opportunity to see Bob Marley perform live. The reggae legend started out his musical career with the Wailers but he soon went solo and achieved international success. Marley’s songwriting skills resonated with an audience worldwide and he became the voice of the downtrodden and gave hope to the masses. Marley gave his last performance on September 23, 1980 but shortly after that his health quickly deteriorated. When he succumbed to brain cancer the following May, the entire world mourned his loss.
From Hello Beautiful
Long before Beyonce was the superstar we know today, she was the lead singer of Destiny’s Child and the opening act for one of the best-selling female groups of all time, TLC.
T-Boz, Left Eye and Chili invited the Houston-based girl group to perform on their 1999 world tour, and Beyonce said that was one of the best moments of her life.
In an interview with The Grio to promote their new VH1 biopic, the ladies of TLC recalled the day Beyonce personally thanked them for, what she described as, a life-changing experience.
“We were backstage [before a 2011 performance on “American Idol”} and she walked up to us and was thanking us, and we had never heard that from her before and it was really nice,” Chilli said.
“Her exact words were: ‘Thank you so much, those were some of the best times of my life,” T-Boz added. “Thank you for letting us open up for y’all because that was the best time… one of the best times of my life.’”
“That was so sweet,” Chili said before T-Boz chimed back in: “That was amazing!”
Read more at HelloBeautiful.com
TLC has spent the past several months getting back into the groove, and now T-Boz and Chilli are prepping new music and a greatest-hits album.
A new song titled “Meant To Be,” written by Ne-Yo, will accompany the greatest-hits compilation, which is slated to hit stores Oct. 15. The fresh track will play a part in theforthcoming TLC biopic that premieres Oct. 21 on VH1.
“20,” the new album, marks the group’s second international greatest-hits project. “Now and Forever: The Hits” was released in 2003, slightly more than a year after Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ untimely death. A second compilation, “Crazy Hot Hits: The Very Best of TLC,” arrived in 2007 but was only released in the U.K.
The tracklist for “20” is similar to that for “Now and Forever,” except perhaps more discerning. “20” boasts 13 previous hits, plus “Meant To Be,” whereas “Forever” comprised a total of 20 tracks. An Epic Records press release from July indicated the new album would feature four fresh songs, but the tracklist unveiled this week only includes one.
Read more at BlackVoices.com
Making it in the music industry as a solo artist is hard enough but when there are two or more people in a group, tensions are bound to arise because mo’ money plus mo’ people equal mo’ problems. Although they made beautiful music together, these 15 popular rap and R&B groups just couldn’t set aside their differences in the long run.
Afrocentric alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development became very popular in the early 90’s. Founded by Speech and his former best friend, DJ Headliner, along with Dionne Farris and spiritual leader Baba Oje, they are best known for their song “Everyday People.” In 1993 the group won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. They were also tapped by Spike Lee to record a song for his “Malcolm X” biopic that same year. However, Arrested Development never eclipsed the success they had with their debut album. Their sophomore album was panned by critics and shortly after that the group broke up due to “creative differences.” The band patched things up four years later but things were never the same as they struggled to reclaim their popularity in the U.S. Today, the group continues to tour internationally and released their 10th album in 2012.
Not many 38 year olds with 3 kids or 41 year olds can say they have a body like Pilar Sanders (soon-to-be ex-wife of Deion Sanders) or Chilli. The two were spotted on the set of VH1′s ‘Single Ladies’ recently after filming a few scenes for Season 2. Chilli showed off major abs in an embellished bra while Pilar wore a pink Herve Leger Rose-Pattern Jacquard Mini Dress and two-toned bodycon dress.
For more about these fierce femmes and their banging bods, visit NecoleBitchie.com.
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Recent research findings has shown that minorities consume bottled water more often than white Americans, and spend a greater proportion of their income (about 1%, compared to the 0.4% white Americans dole out) on this superfluous commodity every year.
A recent study in the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine confirmed this trend – finding that Latino and black parents were three times more likely to sate their children’s thirst with bottled water, compared with white parents. What sets this study apart from previous ones, is that it pinpoints the reasons why minority parents perceive bottled water to be superior, and thus a necessary expense. They genuinely believe it to be cleaner, safer, healthier, and more convenient than the stuff that pours out of the spigot (virtually) gratis. Plus US, bottled water brands have been actively courting the minority market by using these four strategies, read them here…..
What’s your take on bottled water versus tap? Have you noticed which bottle companies target minorities?