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Birthday Is Comin’ Just Wait On It: Celebs Born In July

July 1st, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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While we celebrate America’s Independence on the Fourth, we also wish these celebs born in July a very Happy Birthday.

Celebs Born In July

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Wendy Williams

Some women have been known to lie about their age but Wendy Williams has been forthcoming with every aspect about her personal life and age is no exception. Celebrating her 50th birthday on July 18, Williams will be checking off something on her bucket list that she’s never done but always wanted to do. The talk show host will step outside of her comfort zone and perform a 70-minute stand-up routine. Making her comedic debut at The Venetian in Las Vegas, “The Perfect Shade Of Stand Up” will feature an all-female cast that includes Joy Behar and Lisa Lampanelli.

Is Blood Thicker Than Business? Feuds That Scorched Famous Family Brands

May 13th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Not all business is good for a company, especially when dirty laundry becomes public knowledge. There are many reasons why families choose to go into business together, and it’s a great way to create a dynasty. You just need to make sure it lasts, or at least avoid crazy drama during the life of the company. These family feuds could tear a brand apart, or has in the past. We’ll give the Jacksons a break on this one.

Does Black TV Have Less Sympathy For White Celebs? Did Oprah Let Go Of Lindsay Too Easily?

April 26th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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I spent last Sunday keeping up on what might be the only season of Lindsay on the OWN Network. The docu/reality show followed troubled child star turned tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan as she struggles to get her life and career together after several very public run-ins with the law and a few stints in rehab. For some reason, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the ginger teenage drama queen. And the series showed that’s exactly what Lindsay is like off the set too. But when it comes to stars like “Lilo”, I feel like it’s one thing to have to go through growing pains and parents who seem two “Danny Tanner” talks past adolescence themselves even when you’re not famous. But for some reason *cough* money *cough* the media sticks to these stars and milks every scrap of a story they can find to exploit them, which makes any progress they may be making that much harder.

If you aren’t familiar with the tension between the show and the network, you may recall an interview that took the Queen Bee of media completely out of character. Oprah tells an assistant how people warned her not work to with Lilo. During the interview Oprah tells Lindsay to “cut the bulls**t”. She cautions her in a friendly but “don’t F with me way” that if Lilo wants to let the show go to just say so. She reassures her, “If that is the case, then you’re not going to be f—ing up.”

Lilo probably should have taken O up on her offer and left with some dignity. After countless episodes that barely feature the star because she isn’t willing to wake up for call time and lengthy texts to the production staff with the same excuse (“I just need this day to myself”) Oprah gave Lindsay the boot. Not to mention her shallow sobriety which left her sponsor even saying no comment and now the latest Lilo walk of shame: The Sex List.

I’m torn. On a network like VH1 Lindsay’s sloppy shenanigans would’ve been a ratings inferno giving viewers a front row seat to the downward spiral. It kind of makes me respect Oprah’s integrity to not support someone whose life doesn’t seem to be improving. At the same time rumors flew that the show was being canceled because of poor ratings (the finale pulled in only 335,000 viewers and ratings dropped a whole 52% since the show’s premiere). I can’t help but feel if Oprah was so concerned, she’d give Lilo (who is clearly failing at getting her acting career on track) another chance. But Oprah seemed more concerned about her own ruined reputation as the talk show save-a-heaux than Lindsay actually getting better. It was even said that she was offended that Lindsay was so private on the show, yet all of these stories about her partying were in the headlines all the time. It was like she caught feelings because she couldn’t get an an exclusive on the train wreck to rack in ratings for the network.

I’m not going to assume it’s necessarily a race thing as much as it was a ratings thing, but I couldn’t help but feeling like if this was Whitney Houston we would’ve gotten all the interviews she was willing to give no matter how many times she relapsed. I almost felt like Oprah felt Lindsay was just another entitled TV star and there was something very transparent about her support. Oprah treated Lindsay just like the tabloids we witnessed stalking her: Like an easy headline. And when the starlet’s mishaps failed to turn into profit, Oprah cut her loose. She wanted a big name to draw in ratings and the opportunity to say she broke through to a star that no one else could. Instead Lindsay made a cool 2$ mil by staying in her bedroom, and partying and BS’ing for most episodes. Some might say that makes her the loser, but I think it says a lot about when attempting to exploit someone goes awry.

I mean seriously: Oprah knew what she was signing up for, but when Lindsay’s diva demands didn’t turn into ratings, Oprah backed out and suddenly decided she wouldn’t or couldn’t help. I’m not saying Lindsay didn’t dig her own grave, but if people really want to help her they should do just that and not back out when their abilities get tested or when it isn’t advantageous to them.

The show in some ways says more about the Harpo honcho’s failures than Lindsay’s. People expect things when a star sits across from the media maven. There will be tears, words of wisdom, a dash of Oprah “keeping it real”, secrets revealed and revelations. It’s like Dr. Drew meets MTV Cribs. But Lindsay didn’t give Oprah that. She did exactly what she’s known for and proved that not every celeb falls into the fetal position when in Oprah’s presence. I think Oprah realized that and shut down shop before anyone else did too.

Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a  passion for helping  young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.  She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about  everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.

Busted: 13 Of The Most Entertaining Celebrity Mugshots

April 22nd, 2014 - By M A
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celebrity mugshotsTisk, tisk, these naughty celebrities. Everyone has had some wild times that could have ended in a visit by the po-po, but these celebrities weren’t able to wiggle their way out of those compromising positions. From violent outbursts to the downright ridiculous, these celebrities’ brushes with the law checkered the gossip pages and, admittedly, put a smirk on our faces at times. Madame Noire takes a look their trinkets from a trip to the big house with our collection of the most entertaining celebrity mugshots.

“I Couldn’t Move, I Was Sick:” Lindsay Lohan Reveals Miscarriage On Season Finale Of OWN Series

April 21st, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Last month, we reported on the Lindsay Lohan docu-series “Lindsay” which appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Throughout the season, we observed Lohan struggle with sobriety, family issues and cancelling photo-shoots. Although Lohan’s behavior was met with much criticism, last night she garnered much sympathy when she revealed she suffered a miscarriage during the season. When Lindsay was asked to reflect on the what she learned during filming, she said:

No one knows this — I had a miscarriage for those weeks I took off. I couldn’t move, I was sick. Mentally, that messes with you.” 

Lohan also noted the reason why she declined to film on certain days was because of how she felt after the miscarriage. Speaking in third person, the recovering actress claimed:

“Watching this series, I just know how I felt at that moment and I can relate to that girl, which sounds kind of crazy. But I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is really sad. Who’s helping her?’”

After the season finale, Lohan’s mother Dina apparently tweeted Oprah Winfrey: “Oprah call me.” Her tweet was shortly deleted and most likely in reference to the cancellation of  her daughter’s docu-series. The Daily News relayed, Winfrey  onsidered canceling the show because of the poor ratings it received. Initially, the season premiere received less than 700,000 viewers.

Lindsay never identified  who would have fathered her child but did state she is filming a new film that will be in theaters in June.

Below, is a clip of Lindsay’s revelations.

What did you think of  Lindsay’s season finale?

Get Your Popcorn Ready: The 13 Best Biopics About Women

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Over the years Hollywood has paid homage to some of the most influential, and sometimes controversial, women of our time and in honor of Women’s History month, we take a look at some of the best movies about these important figures.

Biopics About Women

The Josephine Baker Story

Dancer/singer Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture film and become a world famous entertainer. Known for performing the banana dance, Baker would wear the fruit covering her bottom while remaining topless. She was also known for her contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Actress Lynn Whitfield stepped into the shoes of Baker for the 1991 HBO biopic The Josephine Baker Story. Unlike most biographical films, this one dug as deep into Baker’s personal life as her public one. Whitfield took home an Emmy and an NAACP award for her role in the film.

Diva Alert! Celebrities Who Are Notoriously Hard To Work With

March 6th, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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Being a celebrity definitely has its perks: lavish salaries, cushy dressing rooms and an arsenal of people hired to ensure your happiness, among other things. But even with all the extras some fussy celebs are just too hard to please. Their bad attitudes, outrageous demands and rude behaviors have branded them the worst of the worst celebrities to work with.

Casting directors beware! Here are 12 on-set divas who are notoriously difficult to handle on a professional level.

“Cut The Bullsh*t” Oprah Checks Lindsay Lohan In New Docu-Series

March 5th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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For some time now we’ve known about Lindsay Lohan’s docu series coming to OWN. And while people attempted to warn Oprah that Lindsay was going to cause problems for her, she forged ahead. In their “Next Chapter,” sit down, Oprah told Lohan that she believes in her talent and is rooting for her. So perhaps, in that spirit, she decided to give Lindsay an opportunity to, as Oprah would say, “tell her truth.”

But in the trailer for the series that will air this Sunday, Lohan is up to her old stunts and shenanigans, canceling shoot dates, having minor freak outs and then when Oprah’s crew asks her Sober Coach whether or not he believes Lindsay is substance free, he hesitates before simply sighing.

But ish gets real when Mama O makes a special trip to speak to Lohan about her behavior. She says:

Oprah: My truth is that I really do want you to win. I really do. If that isn’t what you want, I’m ok with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.  

Lindsay: No it’s not that I’m not ready to do that. I do want to. 

Oprah: You need to cut the bullshit, you really do.

Church stomp and an amen. Hopefully, Lindsay will be able to receive the message this time around.

Check out the trailer in the video below.

The series premiere of Lindsay airs Sunday, March 9, at 10/9c only on OWN.

Will you watch?

Celebs Who We Think About Unfollowing On Social Media Almost Daily

January 22nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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With the advent of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, it’s easier and easier for celebrities to stay connected with their fans 24/7. But while some celebrities are naturally more entertaining than others, the rest of the bunch can just be downright hard to follow either because of their bad grammar, boring content, or ignorant commentary.

Celebs who are hard to follow

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Plies

Florida rapper Plies dropped out of high school to follow his dreams. He founded his own independent label with his stepbrother but Plies was hesitant to become a rapper and preferred to stay behind the scenes. Releasing several mixtapes and albums on his own Plies may be best known for his guest feature on Ludacris’ “Nasty Girl.” He may also be best known for getting nasty on twitter. Not only are his tweets raunchy, they’re grossly misspelled. His most recent PG-rated tweets include: I Gotta Stop Getting Drunk And Callin A Bihh Late Nite… I Be Out Dere 2 Bad” and “Chase Tha Money An Not Da Hoes…”

Shine Bright, Shine Far: Tyra Confirms “Life Size” Sequel

January 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day! The day you would get word about whether or not the all time classic, Disney Channel Movie, Life Size would be getting a sequel. I jest. I know ya’ll haven’t thought about Life Size in a minute…those of you who’ve actually seen it. I haven’t either. Aside from the rare moments when “Shine bright, shine far. Be a star! Where you live where you are be a staaaaarrr!” pops into my head, Life Size has not been on my radar. That is until today.

According to US WeeklyTyra Banks confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel. Here’s what she had to say to Digital Spy about the project.

“I have a meeting today to go over the script!” Banks said on Jan. 19. “I swear! I don’t think it’ll be out until probably 2015, but I’m guessing it could be late 2014 or 2015. but it will be back, Life-Size will be back, better than ever.” 

And all my Disney fans said haaayyy! I’m not going to front, the part of me that is still 13 got super geeked when I read this headline.

For those of you who are completely confused right now, the premise of Life Size is that Casey Stuart, a tweenie played by Lindsay Lohan, is dealing with the death of her mother. She attempts to cast a spell to bring her back but instead of resurrecting her mother, she ends up bring her Barbie doll, Eve, (Tyra Banks), to life.

Of course it was cheesy but for the time I was into it. And I’m sure todays’ tweenagers will dig this sequel as well…not to mention the fans of the original.

Naturally, Banks couldn’t speak too openly about the project, so there’s no word on whether or not Lindsay will be involved. It would certainly be nice to see her in this one, but it’s not imperative that she be cast. Tyra did say though that this film will have a very modern take.

I’m excited. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Here’s what Miley Cyrus, a Disney alum, tweeted:

I’ll definitely tune in. Now I have to watch the original tonight and refresh my memory for the upcoming project.

Were you a fan of the original movie back in 2000? Will you watch the sequel?