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Before you say no, just give the idea an open mind because there’s a chance Eric Benét will have a hit show on his hands.
According to a press release obtained by Billboard, Sub Stars “will pit the best ‘underground’ musicians, discovered in the subway systems of major U.S. cities against one another.” Like most of the other singing and musical reality shows, the winner of the show will win a record deal. There’s also a chance to win cash and other prizes.
The show will also be more interactive than other shows that have the normal dial-in and vote routine. Sub Stars will allow fans and viewers to use the Sub Stars app to find talent and vote for contestants.
Creator and executive producer Phil Viardo started a Kickstarter campaign last Thursday in hopes of raising almost $400,000 (or more) to help fund the new show.
Eric Benét, who will serve as both co-executive producer and the host, says of the show: “Sub Stars gives truly unique characters, with a different and innovative sound, a platform to showcase their musical individualism and talent.”
Some of the best talent can be found in the train stations so this could actually work.
Okay, so now you can come to a better decision. Do you think you’ll give Sub Stars a chance whenever it finally hits the small screen or do you think they’ve finally run out of ideas and this is desperation.
They’re baack! Our favorite Southern belles are bridging both the drama (and the occasional sisterhood) on season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. And judging by last week’s explosive season premiere, we’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, stars Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore break down 7 things we’re in store for this season.
1. Lots of emotional moments
KANDI BURRUSS: You’ll get to see the personal dramas that everyone’s going through, as well as the drama amongst the cast. Every single time we got together this year, there was some drama. Like, every time. I’m having serious issues with my mother not being happy with my relationship. You’ll see Mama Joyce a lot more this year. You’ll see Todd and I make things work. This year is not just about the main cast this year; we have a lot of guest characters.
KENYA MOORE: I have a lot of family issues that I deal with this year. I feel like I was portrayed in a one-dimensional way on my first season and I feel like this season is about showing who I really am. You’ll see me tying to reconnect with my father and working on my issues with my mom.
2. Kandi explodes!
KANDI: There were times I was taping this season and thinking, ‘This is not healthy for me.’ Most of the time I try to be laid back and let things go. I’m also not a back-and-forth type of person, so when there’s too much back-and-forth I explode and I think that’s because I have so much stuff that I’m holding in. So, there’s some explosive moments this season.
3. Kenya and Porsha’s relationship is still rocky
KENYA: We don’t have much in common—that’s a fact. We all witnessed her taking delight in my pain and what I was going through in trying to have a husband or a family. I just think that’s a bit of karma. I never want to wish anyone pain so when I heard the news of her divorce I reached out to her. At the same time, she never apologized to me. And I don’t think she ever will. If I want to know about lipstick or weave, I call Porsha. But humility and owning up to your actions? That’s not something she knows.
There’s a lot more where this came from and to read about it, head on over to ESSENCE.com. With all the drama going on, this might be one of the highest rated seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Are you watching?
From Hello Beautiful
Move over T.I and Tiny, there’s a new reality TV family in town!
HelloBeautiful caught up with Flex Alexander and Shanice at the Los Angeles premiere of 12 Years A Slave, and they revealed that after months of meetings and filming their new reality show is almost done.
“We are closer now,” the “I Love Your Smile” singer said. “It’s definitely still in the works and it’s definitely still going to happen.”
Flex said he’s excited to add more positive images of Black families on TV, and he knew his wife would be the perfect person because she’s “a reality show queen.”
“I am a reality show junkie,” Shanice chimed in, laughing. “We are going to be producers on it so we can over see everything and make sure we are looking good and the kids are in the best light.”
The mother of two said that their children, 12-year-old Imani and 9-year-old Elijah, will also be on the show.
“Our kids want to be in front of the camera for some reason. Maybe watching what I do and what Flex does our kids want to do it too,” she said. “So we are excited about it and we didn’t have any issues.”
The lovebirds, who’ve been married for 13 years, said prayer and communication is the key to their successful marriage.
Read more at HelloBeautiful.com
Since his May prison release, it appears that rapper Jeffrey “Ja Rule” Atkins is making an attempt to clean up his once popular bad boy persona. A few weeks ago we told you about his new movie role in upcoming Christian drama, I’m In Love With A Church Girl. We’ve also recently learned that he’s in the process of working on a new reality show with T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle producer, Cris Abrego. According to Ja, the show will be extremely positive and family friendly.
“First and foremost anything that I try to do, I try to bring my professionalism and creativity to the table and I think with myself and Cris. When all of our minds get together, collectively we all get together, it’s going to be incredible,” the 37-year-old rapper said during an interview with Vibe.
“It is a good family show. Television needs more positivity, especially young black families to look at. To see that it is not just negativity when it comes to Black couples on television, but also a lot of good families out there raising kids and doing good things out there. And also have fun out there and it doesn’t have to be corny,” he continued.
Cris adds that Ja has one of those personalities that belong on television.
“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that everyone thinks they belong on television, that they have a big enough personality, or interesting enough lifestyle, that regular people will want to watch them. Ja is one of those rare cases where it really is the truth. You can’t help but watch this guy. That he’s a legend in the music business, one of the greats, is almost beside the point. The simple fact is, he’s a truly memorable personality with a fascinating life to match. And we’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to create some equally memorable television around him.”
So what do you think? Would you check out a reality show starring Ja Rule?
Well, there goes our argument about VH1 being out to only exploit black people. The network just announced the arrival of a new series, and looking at the characters involved, it promises to be as rache’ as the rest of the channel’s programming.
Coming to a TV near you this fall — should you choose — is “LeAnn & Eddie,” (working title) a reality show based on the marriage of country singer LeAnn Rimes and her actor husband Eddie Cibrian. If you’re confused as to why this pair has a TV show, you obviously don’t know about their sordid past. Eddie and LeAnn met on set of a Lifetime movie in 2009 and hooked up while both were married to other people. Eddie’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, is a member of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality show cast on Bravo and uses every opportunity she has to trash her ex and his new wife, while LeAnn has struggled to dodge the homewrecker-adulteress title. That element will no doubt be explored in the show, which was teased as follows on the network’s website.
Inside the sanctity of their world they are a typical normal modern family — a married couple, who both have careers and are also learning how to navigate the co-parenting of Eddie’s two sons. Life outside the home for them is very different because they live in a fishbowl where the paparazzi stalk them, the tabloids report on any detail and the public gets only part of the real story. With “LeAnn & Eddie,” they look forward to sharing a bit of their world and poke fun at what it’s like to be a high-profile couple with more than a little misinformation out there about them.
A debut date hasn’t been set, but the six-episode series will premiere during the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 series. Who plans on watching?
We imagine with all the changes that have gone on between rapper The Game and his ex-fiance Tiffney Cambridge, you need a bit of a refresher, so here it is. Last summer, the couple called off their wedding about 10 days before it was scheduled to take place, later said it was back on, and cancelled it all over again. This was before we knew they had a show, titled “Marrying The Game,” which led us to believe that’s what would be happening by the end of their four-episode reality series on VH1. But what really happened when all was said and done, was Tiffney called off her engagement to the Compton rapper and they never made it down the aisle.
Now the pair is back for season 2, and despite a few minor changes, the premise of the reality show is still the same: Tiffney is trying to marry The Game. We had a chance to catch up with the mother of The Game’s children and his longtime partner on Twitter yesterday and she told us some interesting things about the state of their union and plans for the future. Check out our Twitter chat below. and follow all of our convos under our hashtag #MNChats .
— Tiffney♌ (@LoveTiffney) August 6, 2013
— Tiffney♌ (@LoveTiffney) August 6, 2013
— Tiffney♌ (@LoveTiffney) August 6, 2013
We might as well accept it, the reality TV wave is far from over, which depending on who you ask is either a good or a bad thing. One potentially good thing that’s currently happening is there seems to be more shows like “The Braxtons,” and “Mary Mary,” and “R&B Divas” in the works than series like “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip-Hop,” and word is rapper Da Brat is about to get in on some of that action.
The Jasmine Brand recently interviewed Phil Thornton, the executive producer of TV One’s “R&B Divas” and “R&B Divas LA,” and he shared a little tea about what projects he has in the works, like the aforementioned reality show with Da Brat and the Michelle Williams project we told you all about earlier this year. He also addressed talk that he and Atlanta R&B Diva Nicci Gilbert just cant’t get along because of drama over the TV One reality series. Check out what he said.
On projects with Da Brat and Michelle Williams
I don’t have an issue. I really don’t. At the end of the day, I’m grateful for her and Faith basically developing this idea and bringing it to me. So I don’t have an issue. I can’t speak for Nicci. I can only speak for my contribution to the project and I know that I’ve done right and above board business by all 13 ladies in the cast. Take a survey. But I can’t speak for her issue. I really don’t know. I had nothing to do with the petition. I don’t have enough time. I have several shows, I manage artists, I have an executive position and to do a petition…no. I would rather have a sit down one on one with the respected party and say ‘You know what, maybe we should explore a different direction.’ But I wouldn’t dare do a petition. And anybody who knows me will tell you I’m very ‘What you see is what you get.’
Whether he and Nicci have talked
I don’t know what the issue is. My number has always been the same. My email has been the same. So I haven’t received a call or had any meeting. I’m open to it because I personally don’t have an issue with any of the ladies. Any of them.
Check out the rest of Phil’s interview on The Jasmine Brand. What do you think about his upcoming reality projects and his pseudo drama with Nicci Gilbert?
They are baaack! Tiffney Cambridge and Jayceon Taylor (or as we know him, The Game) will be appearing for a second season of “Marrying The Game” on VH1. Last season, Tiffney and The Game did not get married. In fact, Tiffney called off the wedding and moved out of their home. So what, you may ask, is there to talk about now?
Well, the new season will reportedly focus on how the two are trying to rebuild their relationship. A VH1 press release notes, Tiffney is regaining her independence this time around. And though she is still interested in becoming Mrs. Taylor (not Mrs. Game), she will not marry The Game until he is done with his partying lifestyle. Unfortunately, Tiffney may be waiting a long time for The Game to give up those wild nights.
This new season will also allow viewers to see both The Game and Tiffney raise their two children, Cali Dream and King Justice. There isn’t much time to wait either, as season two of ‘Marrying The Game’ will premiere on Monday, August 5.
Another hip-hop family show we have grown to love, “T.I. &Tiny: The Family Hustle” will also be premiering on August 5, on VH1. On this season, fans will watch T.I. enjoy the success of his eighth album, “Troubleman:Heavy Is The Head,” and the premiere of this summer’s comedy, “Identity Thief.” Tiny will be growing her OMG Girlz business and developing a new girl group called French Kiss.
It is going to be a family affair on VH1, Monday nights! Will you be tuning in?
Lindsay Lohan’s guts don’t come cheap, because we found out she’s spilling them to Oprah at a cost of around $2 million.
Sources close to Lindsay tell us … The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has been negotiating with Lindsay for 4 months. The plan — an 8-part docu-series about Lindsay’s struggles, her career and her plans for the future — but we’re guessing it’s mostly about her struggles.
It’s a better deal for Lindsay than just taking her top off. For that … Playboy paid her a measly $1 mil.
Ironically … Lindsay’s latest rehab stint may have scored her more cash, because of the drama and interest created around almost going to jail, firing her lawyer, going to Betty Ford, bailing from Betty Ford … and on and on.
Read more at TMZ.com
It hasn’t even been quite a week since Kelly Price was officially ushered into the world of reality TV and already she has another non-scripted series underway. Last Wednesday, we saw the plus-size singer make her reality TV debut as a member of the “R&B Divas LA” cast but she told The Jasmine Brand she’s working on another project that will be all her own: “Too Fat For Fame.” Check out the details she spilled in her Q&A, along with an interesting observation Kelly made about teaching her daughter how to love herself — and her natural hair.
On entering reality TV With “R&B Divas”
You don’t know what reality TV is until you do it…and now I know what reality TV is! I’m not turned off by it. I have actually had an animal awakened in me, and so with that I am going to pursue it in a manner that only Kelly Price can. And that for me coming off of the ‘R&B Divas’ experience is to pursue reality TV with a Kelly Price twist and that would be ‘Too Fat For Fame.’
What “Too Fat For Fame” is about
For me to have a story of one who was nearly denied a successful career because I was too big…it’s time for me to pay it forward. Being an overweight girl, I am a worker. I’ve worked for everything it is that I have. So if there is anyone out there who is serious about having a career as a singer, as a model, as a dancer, as an actor, as an actress, as a personality in this industry…if they’re willing to work for it and they’ve had doors closed because they’re overweight, then this is the opportunity for them to have an opportunity.
On teaching her daughter to love herself and her hair
Raising a young black girl in a society where they are being shown beauty is only one thing. It’s very difficult. To raise a young girl and to show her that anything is beautiful other than long, straight hair is not an easy job. I had a hard time trying to teach my daughter that ‘No you don’t need your hair pressed,’ and as she got older that ‘No you don’t need a weave…’ I think as black parents we have to be willing to fight the images that tell our daughters that unless that’s what they look like, they’re not beautiful.
What do you think about Kelly’s new reality venture, “Too Fat For Fame,” and teaching her daughter to embrace her own hair?