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Lyfe Jennings Lands ‘Ratchet-Free’ Reality Show With His Kids That He Swears Will Be Nothing Like ‘All My Baby Mamas’
We know, everybody’s getting a reality show these days. But still, it’s our job to report on it, which is why we’re telling you about the one Lyfe Jennings has planned, called “Our Life.” Knowing that the singer has multiple children and multiple women birthed those children, it was only natural that we got a bit worried that this reality show might be going in the direction of Shawty Lo’s failed, “All My Baby Mamas,” attempt, but Lyfe assured us that’s not the case at all and actually gave us an exclusive into what the show is about.
Check out his interview above, as he also gives us the details on his upcoming album. Will you watch “Our Life”?
If he’s not careful, Kirk Franklin will become THE face of BET.
First of all, yes there is another Gospel based reality show coming to television. I know many of you are about as sick of them as you are the ratchet reality shows but face it, there’s a market for them.
Second, yes Kirk Franklin is becoming the go-to Gospel host of everything on television.
According to Christianpost.com, Kirk Franklin will be the new host of a show called Gone Gospel. The one hour docu-series will follow the lives of former popular singers as they work their way through the gospel world. At the end of the contest, there will be one winner.
The show doesn’t just crown a winner but it chronicles these artists’ lives. They are men and women who have decided they want to be stronger in their faith and music is just part of the journey. Each contestant will have an inspirational song written for them that will highlight what they’ve been through and where they’re going.
Kirk Franklin is not only the host, but he also serves as the executive producer of Gone Gospel. He’s also the current host of BET’s Sunday’s Best.
So far, no word from BET reps about when Gone Gospel will air or who the singers will be on the show.
What do you think? Do we really need another Gospel competition? Would it be better to just have a documentary following the lives of former popular (and I take that to mean “secular”) singers and how they’re trying to change their lives? Will you watch?
Fox Television is gearing up for a fun summer of talk show test runs.
Deadline.com revealed on Friday that Fox has signed a panel of hosts for a new daytime talk show. The Real will be hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, comedienne Loni Love and TV personality Jeannie Mal.
The Real is looking to skew a younger audience than both The View and The Talk but still with the same roundtable vibe. All of the hosts are under 40 years old so the idea is that they’ll likely be talking about things that are more relevant to a younger crowd.
Tamar and Tamera are both pretty busy with other things going on in their lives. Tamar, of course, is pregnant with her first child. We’re still not sure when she’s due but it might be safe to assume it’ll be after The Real is done with its summer run. She’s also still promoting new music (most recently with “The One”) and has the other reality shows she’s involved in (Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince). Tamera, for her part, also has her reality show, Tia and Tamera, with sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and is promoting her new mom product, Milky, again with sister Tia.
While the logistics are still being worked out, there is hope that the show will premiere on July 8th. Fox also has another talk show test run set to start July 15th starring Kris Jenner.
Good for them! Would you watch?
Sure, she’s in the midst of filming Think Like A Man Too and is the star of BET’s new scripted show, Being Mary Jane, but Gabrielle Union isn’t stopping there.
According to BlackFilm.com, the actress just signed on to play in comedian/actor Chris Rock’s new film. In the film Finally Famous, Union will play a reality show television star who is engaged to Chris Rock’s character.
For his part, Rock will play a comedian-turned-actor who is trying to be taken seriously as an actor – while being a recovering alcoholic. Union, dying to become a bigger star, tries to convince him that the best way for both of their stars to shine is if they get married on the reality show.
Actress Rosario Dawson will also be in the film and plays a journalist who has a little “personal” chemistry with Rock.
Gabrielle Union is super busy these days, which is great considering we hadn’t seen her in any roles for a while prior to her 2012 appearance in Think Like A Man. You often hear that celebrity women get fewer roles as they get older but for Union, who turned 40 in October, she seems to have hit a great stride.
Finally Famous, directed by Chris Rock and produced by Scott Rudin, will begin filming this summer in New York City.
Petitioners may not have succeeded in stopping TLC from airing a new reality show about preachers’ wives this past January, but they will be happy to know the channel has cancelled the show “The Sisterhood” and it will not be returning for a second season.
The news comes from The Jasmine Brand, which recently chatted with members of the cast about the cancellation. If you recall, the show centered on the lives of Tara Lewis, Domonique Scott, Christina Murray, DeLana Rutherford, and Ivy Couch — five Atlanta women who were married to current or former pastors. The backlash to the mere idea of the show was almost instant and a change.org petition urging TLC to cancel the series went viral within a week of the first episode. With AlwaysAList.com’s report that the “The Sisterhood” won’t be returning for season 2, the natural question is whether ratings or controversy is the culprit. In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Dr. Brian Lewis, husband of Pastor Tara Lewis, said, ultimately, the women are the ones who got the show cancelled.
“There are so many factors that contributed to the cancellation of the show, but ultimately it was the cast members themselves that caused our core viewers, Christians, to be grieved by their conduct and turned-off and disinterested in the show. The premiere episode one was so way off base for those professing to be Christians and the sensationalized sexual content so blatant, the arguments so tense and the doctrinal differences so outlandish that it made people feel so uncomfortable that the show immediately lost 300,000 viewers and it undermined this phenomenal opportunity we had to witness His light in darkness. The bickering, pettiness, gossiping, backbiting, insolence and cliquiness of three of the ladies violated the one law that identifies true Christians.”
Although the couple is disappointed that “The Sisterhood” has gone by the wayside, along with the opportunity to minister to viewers, the Lewis’s are actually hoping to get their own show where they can continue to be the positive, uplifting examples they set out to be from the beginning. Tara said:
“So many people want to see us have our own show. So the answer to your question is “Yes!” We have developed a pitch for our own reality docuseries featuring Tara and I, as well as, daily talk show pitch. We plan to pitch the docuseries to the production companies and the top reality based networks and are confident that this will not be the last that you see of Brian and Tara Lewis in reality. We also have our weekly television broadcast Phenomenal Life Today, which airs locally here in Atlanta and is featured on Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV Network and we are in discussions to go on The Impact Network, the first and only African American owned global Christian television network. Tara and I still be in the call on our lives to use television to impact the world for Christ.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if TLC hopped on that.
What do you think about “The Sisterhood” being cancelled? Would you watch a spin-off show with Brian and Tara?
Jennifer Williams hasn’t exactly disappeared since opting not to return for the fifth season of “Basketball Wives” in Miami. She’s still seen out and about at virtually ever reality TV red carpet event in NYC, but one place we haven’t been seeing her is on the television — yet.
While the ex-wife of Eric Williams attended the screening for VH1′s new series, “The Gossip Game,” Jennifer let on that she’s working on a spin-off reality show of her own and since we already know how the Viacom network gets down, you should know this project has Mona Scott-Young’s name all over it.
According to VH1′s blog:
“It came as a shock to many when word got out that Jenn wouldn’t return to the fifth season of Basketball Wives. Arguably the only “real” Basketball Wife, many revered Jenn for her class and maturity on screen. When asked about her departure she simply stated, “It wasn’t for me anymore.” But does that mean she’s over television, too? Lucky for us, Jenn revealed she’s in talks with Scott-Young to create a reality show of her own, embodying the philosophy that when one door closes, another surely opens. A glimpse into her new business ventures with Lucid Cosmetics, or her relationship with new boo Cisco Rosado (who happens to be the founder of CMG entertainment) could work, especially if we see another side of Jenn– the “real” her, and we aren’t talking about Drake songs.”
This doesn’t come as a total shock as Jenn obviously loves the spotlight, and VH1 is known for trying to milk every last ounce of juice they can out of their reality TV cohorts. What would be surprising though, and I hate to say it, would be Jenn’s ability to carry a show by herself. Among the hyper personalities of the women on BBW, her chill demeanor is a welcome presence, but on her own I can see her coming off as very…boring — unless there’s some drama to be seen between her and her man. And, personally, I wouldn’t wish that on them because too many reality relationships have gone by the wayside as a result of these types of television shows.
Despite the lack of a clear vision for the new series — or a premiere date — one thing we do know is the show will not have a storyline about Jenn reuniting with her long lost buddy Evelyn Lozada. According to VH1:
“[F]or those of you who are wondering if Jenn and her former costar, Evelyn Lozada, ever became friends again… Jenn uttered not a single word when asked about their onscreen quarrel. But there was a look! And that look read “Hell to the no.”
That’s probably a good move. What do you think about Jenn getting her own reality show. Will you watch?
Okay, hopefully we will eventually be able to file this under “glad it never happened” and move on.
But right now, Mouth to Ears is reporting that singer Brandy and her fiance Ryan Press are planning to televise their wedding. The new kingpin of reality shows, VH1, is the alleged buyer and according to MTE’s source, they’re going to be paying for everything.
Brandy has already revealed that her daughter Sy’rai will be her maid of honor. She also recently told Hip Hollywood that while they haven’t really started planning, she envisions her hair in an inward french braid going down the side with a flower. So either she really hasn’t started planning yet or VH1 actually has gotten dibs on the show and she can’t say much.
A good piece of advice that she picked up from Niecy Nash? It isn’t about the wedding, it’s about the marriage. Brandy said she’s continuing to make sure she has the best relationship possible.
If you’ll recall – and we know you do because every time there’s a Brandy story someone in the comments brings it up – Brandy did a reality show with her “husband” Robert which followed them in their journey to the birth of their daughter. The thing we all found out was that Brandy and Robert never married and that little lie has followed her everywhere.
Brandy appears really happy with Ryan so while we’d definitely catch the show if it did come on VH1, we can probably do without a wedding special and just see pictures when they surface online.
We shall see.
Would you watch Brandy and Ryan’s wedding special?
Messy, Messy: Josie Harris On Why She’s Still Sleeping With Floyd Mayweather Even Though He’s Engaged And Hit Her
Yeah, we didn’t understand that either so we went ahead and asked Josie about her confusing relationship with Floyd Mayweather at the “Starter Wives” premiere last week. Check out her explanation for still sleeping with her ex, who also happens to be engaged and out of jail after physically assaulting her. Thoughts?
Josie Harris On Dating After Floyd Mayweather: ‘I’m Waiting For Anybody To Enter As Soon As Possible’
One thing that’s for sure about Floyd Mayweather’s ex, Josie Harris, is she’s no Liza Morales. While Lamar Odom is all Liza’s ever known, Josie let it be known during the premiere screening of “Starter Wives” that she’s single and ways past ready to mingle. When we caught up with the cast member of the new TLC show, she had a lot to say about life after Floyd — and the things she learned from her relationship with him. Check out the interview.
‘Starter Wives’ Zakia On Rapper Maino Being A Good Dad Even Though He Wrote A Song About Ways To Kill Her
Zakia Baum is one of the stars of the new TLC reality show, “Starter Wives,” and if you saw the first episode Tuesday night, you’d know she’s a bit…eccentric, shall we say. We chatted with her at the premiere for the new show last week and had to see just how changed the born-again “Christian Woman” is from her days of trying to fight some of her cast members. We also had to know the status of her relationship with her ex and father of her child, Maino, after he dropped a rather disturbing song detailing ways he wanted to kill her. Check out what she had to say.