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What were you wearing this week? Be glad that you’re not one of these celebrities whose looks for the week shall be critiqued to the nines. But you know I try and keep it real and leave the ugliness at the door. Hey, I said I try. Let’s check out what these fab ladies were wearing from London to LA and NYC. I can’t promise that it will be pretty on each page, but it WILL be interesting!
Model and reality personality Eva Pigford showed up for the Voli light vodkas event in West Hollywood brightening up the black carpet with her hot pink dress. The body hugging look was on its mini-skirt ish and had a turtleneck and long sleeves (maybe a bit longer than 3/4). She accessorized with black fingerless leather gloves that had spikes all over them, as well as a black choker with multicolored studs and black leather boots that were of course, heels.
Shout out to what could possibly be box braids on her head (hey, they might be Senegalese twists instead) and the fun long pink nails. And while I love the hair and the nails, I’m not sure if I’m feeling the outfit. The hot pink color is already a lot, but the fact that the dress doesn’t know whether or not it wants to dress her for summer, fall or winter (see the short skirt, 3/4 sleeves and turtleneck to understand the joke–in that order) throws me off. Plus, it’s tight, so tight that you can see the bra she maybe should have passed on. Love Eva, but not this outfit. STOP.
Tyra Banks’ long-running model reality competition America’s Next Top Model has been renewed again by The CW for a 20th cycle — but there will be a new twist, reports EURWeb. This time, male models will be added to the group of contestants. Top Model, which first debuted in 2003, will be back on the air next summer.
The show, which has spawned countless imitators and international iterations, is clinging to relevance. This most recent “cycle” added a viewer voting element and social media component, a la American Idol. A number of judges and mentors were also ousted (Miss J!!). It’s the longest-running show on the network and, while it still generates buzz because of Tyra’s involvement, it isn’t quite the same must-see TV that it was when it started in 2003.
Still, the show continues to be one of the top-rated programs on The CW. And because of this, advertising on the show goes at a premium, according to Examiner. Advertisers paid $61,315 per 30-second slot during the 2011–12 television season, the highest of any series on The CW.
Hosted and co-executive produced by Tyra Banks, ANTM begins with 10 to 14 aspiring models who vie for a chance to start their career and sign with a major agency. The show has produced a few models who have gone on to professional careers, such as Eva Pigford, star of the Oxygen show Girlfriend Confidential LA.
It will be exciting to see whether a man or woman will win this season.
Some…most reality television stars are a dime a dozen. Producers find these people on the streets, on the Internet or audition rooms, and no matter if they have talent or not, they are suddenly on your television screen, intruding into your home, and forcing you to ride along on their journeys to be models, singers or millionaires.
But for those few who are talented, and manage to extend that 15-minute window wide, they achieve true celebrity, earn real money and garner awards for their talent. Notorious celebrities from “The Apprentice,” “Flavor of Love,” “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have been taking strides to remove the word ‘reality’ from the title ‘Reality Stars.’
The Queens, New York native initially gained fame in 2008, cumulatively earning more than 3 million as a lead player on the show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” –and was further popularized on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Nowadays, Leakes is busier than ever, achieving a reoccurring role as Coach Roz on the hit television show “Glee” and pushing shoes and wine. She recently turned down a featured spot on “Celebrity Apprentice All Stars,” but will be appearing on a new sitcom this fall on NBC called, “The New Normal.” Recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, Leakes has also just had a grandchild and is looking for a possible spin-off reality show under the patented name, “I Dream of Nene.”
“We Are No One’s Housewives”: First Look At Eva Marcille’s Reality Show, Girlfriend Confidential: LA
First called the “Eva Marcille Project” then “Taking Hollywood”, Eva Marcille’s new reality show is officially “Girlfriend Confidential: LA” and it premieres on September 3rd.
Famous for winning the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model, Eva Marcille (formerly Eva Pigford) is coming back to reality television this Fall. She’ll be the most famous face on the show, but it will feature her alongside her three friends — actress Denyce Lawton, interior and product designer Nikki Chu, and talent and brand manager, Kelly Marie Dunn — as they “navigate the tumultuous waters of love and celebrity life against the cutthroat backdrop of Hollywood’s entertainment industry”.
In the past, Eva has said her show will not be like the “wives clubs of sports”. She is hoping to portray the real struggle of the entertainment industry. Obviously she’ll be showing that “struggle” from the vantage point of having already made it enough to be the subject of her own reality show on Oxygen (likely because she has been on TV shows, movies and magazine covers), but we get what she’s trying to say.
Oxygen is hoping that many can relate to the girls and it’s likely this show will be pretty clean. Sure, Eva certainly brought the drama on “Top Model”, but that was 2006. Besides, this show is not competitive in nature and is supposedly about their pre-existing friendship. According to the press release:
“Eva and her friends are at various points in their lives, and they’re taking career risks, looking for love, and just trying to figure out the next step. Yet they know that whatever happens, they’re anchored by their unbreakable friendship.”
Sounds kind of like a reality show version of “Girlfriends” and everyone loves friendship, right? Let’s just hope they continue to write “friendship” into the script and don’t begin incorporating fist fights at the first sight of a yawn from viewers.
No matter what, judging by the sheer amount that continue to be created, viewers love reality shows and so this one has the potential to do well.
The six episode series begins on September 3rd at 11pm and the preview is below. (Warning: the beginning of this preview is definitely a scene ripped clean out of “Sex and the City” the movie.)
What do you think of this show? Are you looking forward to watching it?
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Lance Gross’ stars in the upcoming movie ‘The Last Fall’, about a star athlete who is forced into retirement at 25. After returning home broke and unemployed, Kyle Bishop (Lance Gross) starts to pick up the pieces in his life and get back to normal. Until a series of events occurs that force him to make the same tough decisions in his life off field.
Watch the trailer here…
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For 16 cycles we’ve had the opportunity to see the fashion and beauty dreams of young women all over the country built and broken on the CW network’s America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). In case you’ve been living your life under a frumpy, unfashionable rock, ANTM is a result of the creative genius of former fashion model, media personality and business woman Tyra Banks (warning this article will be extremely biased since Ty Ty Baby is a patron saint in my eyes). The show premiered in May 2003 when the network was still known as the UPN network. ANTM managed to survive the network’s drastic changes, one of them being eliminating many shows featuring people of color.