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Now that she’s gotten her feet wet in the world of reality TV with her family’s reality show, gospel recording artist Kierra Sheard is taking things a step further. According to Always A-List, the 26-year-old beauty has signed on to appear as a judge for musically competitive TV show, “Sunday Best.”
“I’m so excited about being a new judge for ‘Sunday Best,’” she gushed. “I hope to inspire and confirm the dream with my love and feedback for so many aspiring new artists!”
The gospel music heiress with more than 6 years of industry experience under her belt, will be accompanying gospel music greats such as Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin. Apparently filming for the new season has already begun, as it’s reported that the “Indescribable” singer made her debut on the show this past weekend in Houston, Texas.
Her addition makes perfect business sense, as Kierra and her family are already pretty familiar with BET Networks. Last year their reality show “The Sheards” made its network debut. It is also slated to return for season two this fall.
Do you think Kierra will make a good addition to the “Sunday Best” panel? Are you a fan of the show?
So after much speculation and murmuring, Evelyn Lozada has admitted that her child’s father is Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford.
Lozada seems to be on the media circuit to discuss her pregnancy. She first admitted she was pregnant to PEOPLE, then she spoke a bit more in detail about how she’s feeling to Hollywood Life, and now she’s discussing what’s next with OMG! Insider.
In an interview airing this Monday, Lozada told host Nina Parker that Crawford is her child’s father and says she’s in love with him. But, don’t expect them to be exchanging vows anytime soon.
“I definitely would get married again. I still believe in love … I’m not one of those people that’s like ‘we need to get engaged, we need to get married.’ No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”
Somehow, this isn’t very surprising. First of all, Lozada and Crawford haven’t been together that long and further, Evelyn not too long ago finalized her divorce from Chad Johnson.
Well, now we know she’s pregnant, she’s happy and who the father is…from three different interviews with three different sources. We should expect to hear the sex of the baby from another source within the next couple of months.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, Evelyn Lozada absolutely would do a reality show chronicling her “new life” if the right opportunity presented itself.
We’ve all watched reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” or any of the “Real Housewives” series and not given it a second thought or batted an eyelash when word came out that one of the couples on the show had broken up. But what about those couples whose relationships have stood the test of time — or at least the test of the cameras and survived the ever so prevalent reality TV curse? Surely they deserve a shout out for their union surviving in a world where audiences tune in to watch their intimate lives day in and day out. Lets look at the celeb reality couples who’ve made their love last under the scrutiny of television cameras and viewers.
Bury The Ratchet: Howard University Medical Students Petition To Have Bravo’s ‘Married To Medicine’ Canceled
Just yesterday, the cast of Bravo’s forthcoming reality show, Married To Medicine, which is a docu-series that follows the lives of some fairly prominent Black women doctors and doctor’s wives in the Atlanta area was revealed. Less than 24 hours later, an internet petition has surfaced on Change.org, urging the network to cancel the show. The petition was organized by a group of Howard University College of Medicine students, who believe that the airing of this reality show will leave the stain of unprofessionalism and cattiness on the image of Black female doctors for years to come. A portion of the petition reads:
“Black female physicians only compose 1% of the American workforce of physicians. Due to our small numbers, the depiction of Black female doctors in media, on any scale, highly affects the public’s view on the character of all future and current African American female doctors. Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” not only exploits the 6 lives of its Black female cast members, but, through its advertisements and commercials, heavily associates Black females in medicine with materialism, “cat fights”, and unprofessionalism. In a time when doctors are being held to very high standards by the public and each other, it is unfathomable for such a depiction of medicine and black women to be broadcast on tv where it will be inevitably available for years to come, on the internet and through other media outlets.”
The ladies also went on to suggest that shows such as this one make it difficult for young Black women like themselves to move ahead professionally in the medical field:
“Additionally, as residency positions are becoming increasingly more competitive (particularly for Black women) and contingent upon social behavior of graduating medical students, this depiction will only hinder black female physicians from attaining competitive residencies. Hence, for the sake of integrity and character of black female physicians, we must ask that Bravo immediately remove and cancel “Married to Medicine” from its channel, website, and any other media.”
According to the cast bios, which appear on the Bravo website, the cast of Married To Medicine includes:
“Dr. Jacqueline Walters: Doctor to stars like Toni Braxton, T.I. and Usher…”
“Dr. Simone Whitmore: The independent OBGYN, who has her own practice since 2004, has been married to her more laid-back husband, Cecil Whitmore, for 16 years, and they have sons together…”
“Toya Bush-Harris: Bush-Harris met her husband, emergency medicine physician Eugene Harris, during a speed dating event five years ago while pursuing her master’s in education from the University of Phoenix and working two jobs…”
“Mariah Huq: Dubbed “Queen Bee” and a mother of two, Huq is married to Dr. Aydin Huq, an emergency physician and native of Bangladesh, and openly embraces her husband’s culture…”
“Quad Lunceford-Webb: Known as the “Black Barbie” in her social circle, Lunceford-Webb is newly wed to psychiatrist Dr. Gregory Lunceford, whose reserved demeanor often clashes with her unpredictable feistiness…”
“Kari Wells: The British-born model has been married to Colombian-raised orthopedic surgeon Duncan Wells for 10 years.”
The show is scheduled to premiere March 24th.
Check out the show’s trailer on the next page and let us know if you think the Howard students have a valid argument.
Maybe listing the 15 worst reality shows ever made is sort of stating the obvious. Even the ones that have been on for years (Toddlers & Tiaras, we’re looking at you) are so bad and so ridiculous that we should really be ashamed that we plop ourselves down to watch them. But we do, because in their complete awfulness, hilarity ensues. But which reality shows put more of an emphasis on awful than hilarity? Check out this list.
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By now the obsession with all things ratchet has overtaken the minds, hearts and spirits of Black America. From Issa Rae’s “RatchetPiece Theatre” to our unswerving love for (and fascination by) something called a ‘Joseline Hernandez,’ there really ain’t no way around it. Ratchet is in. And ratchet activities don’t only take place in the obvious places you might immediately think of. Like Breaking Bad’s Walter White, ratchet usually happens in the places you don’t even expect.
Awww yeah, Readers! We’re at it again with another VH1 reality dating show Where Are They Now? We’ve already covered the women of all three seasons of Flavor of Love, the men of the two seasons of I Love New York, and now we’re here with Ray-J’s brood of women.
When Ray J got the opportunity to have his own dating show, he made sure to raise the bar, specifically with his mansion, the quality of dates (no closed KFC) and specifically the quality of women on the show. With all of these measures, especially after his sex tape with Ms. Kardashian gained popularity, his dating show became the number one dating show on the network each season it appeared.
But where are these luscious ladies now? Why, how nice of you to ask:
“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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If you watch VH1’s Basketball Wives reunion episodes, it may be the last time you see at least three of the ‘wives’.
If not, executive producer Shaunie O’Neal says she is out.
She told Insider.com that she doesn’t want to go back and “has no problem walking away from the franchise.”
Asked when it’s time to say when, Shaunie replies, “I say when right before it’s time to sign on the dotted line … [at the] end of summer.” She adds, “I won’t take responsibility for what it has turned into.”
Shaunie says she is worried about getting physically hurt, and sick of the drama and of taking the blame, as she’s been widely criticized for not doing enough to stop the outrageous behavior.
“It’s always going to be drama because it’s women together,” says Shaunie, “but I think the level of where it’s going is out of control and I do believe that certain ladies realize that and are taking responsibility.”
Still, the show’s executive producer tells Kevin exclusively that changes need to be made to the cast, and that means ejecting a few from “the game.”
“Three [from Miami],” says Shaunie. “Immediately. No questions asked. Not anything personal, just not where I’m trying to go. Not on the same page. … If I would like this franchise to keep going, yeah, three would have to go.”
Not sure where Shaunie is “trying to go” with Basketball Wives but it seems this show has been there and back. Good luck trying to tone it down! Doesn’t seem fair to pin the blame for this chaotic show solely on the cast members when, clearly, producers and editors are stirring up the drama we see on screen. But, then again, I guess Shaunie would know better than anyone who is at fault.
So which three do you think it will be? Do you agree that putting women together automatically means there will be “drama” as Shaunie says?
Alissa Henry is a freelance writer in Columbus, OH. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaInPink or check out her blog: This Cannot Be My Life.
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