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Can I be honest with you all? I love having the opportunity to rehash some of these crazy moments! When I did my first list, I tried to limit it to only 14, but I had so many of them! There were also some that you all added in the comment section. So, if you’d please, let’s look at a few more. I hope you all enjoy!
Who doesn’t love this beautiful image of the Knowles and their extended family and friends? The only thing better would be an hour-long reality show that followed Queen Bey, her sis, and her fabulous family as they possibly argued over photos, wedding food, and nearly missed a meltdown when Solange’s “Just Married” bicycle caught a flat on the way to the reception.
While we may never get an uncensored look into the lives of some of our favorite celebs, it doesn’t mean we can’t do a fantasy draft of the top 15 celebs who we think need reality shows. Get on it, VH1!
Evelyn Lozada Reality Show: Starring Her Fiance And Daughter
Evelyn Lozada is getting back into the reality TV game, but this time it’s a family affair. Tentatively titled Evelyn, she’ll star in the show with her Major League Baseball player fiance Carl Crawford. She’s hooked up with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and will executive produce the show as well. The mom spend five seasons on “Basketball Wives” before taking a hiatus. In that time she started dating Crawford and they have a one-year-old son, Carl Jr. Evelyn’s daughter Shaniece is 21 and will also appear and the reality show which will follow Lozada’s journey as a mother finding balance between her relationship with adult daughter and her role as mom to a new baby.
Evelyn is slated to premiere in July on OWN.
Are you excited to see Evelyn back on the small screen?
A guilty pleasure as pervasive as reality television is something that should be understood. Though most people enjoy watching the proverbial car wreck that is real people attempting to catch 15 minutes of fame, some networks might go overboard with their show ideas.
Coming from a girl who just had a “Flavor of Love” marathon this weekend (I know… don’t judge me too harshly), these following shows/concepts just left me a little baffled. The issue just seems like the payoff wasn’t worth the participation, but why don’t you be the judge?
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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.
When you think of a rose that has broken through the concrete – think of Meelah, former lead vocalist of Las Vegas, NV female R&B group 702, that blessed us with the club anthem – Where’s My Girls At? Remember that? Though the group is no longer a collective, Meelah’s sultry sound is still in the sphere. Back to business after a long hiatus, Meelah, who we adore, sat down over dinner with me to chat about her music industry travels, Zacariah, her inspirational 3 year old son that she shares with Musiq Soulchild, as well as her preparations for an independent, yet progressive solo career. MommyNoire: Meelah, share a bit of your musical history.
Meelah: I was the lead singer of 702, which was a group named after the Las Vegas area code. Our first album ‘No Doubt’ dropped in 1996 and had hits like ‘Steelo’ our first gold single produced by Missy Elliot, and our power ballad ‘Get it Together.” We achieved a lot of success with ‘No Doubt.’ In 1999 we got back in the studio with Missy Elliot to release our biggest hit to date – ‘Where My Girls At?”, which earned us an American Music Award Nomination.
MommyNoire: So you are a solo artist now – I know your son Zacariah inspired your role in the children’s album ‘We Are Different’ – your first independent project.
Meelah: It’s so funny, because I never would have thought in a million years that my first independent release after 702 would have been a children’s album. ‘We Are Different’ is my first independent release, and its available on iTunes , Amazon and CD Baby.
MommyNoire: Why would parents want to purchase ‘We Are Different’.
Meelah: The album is very educational and there are empowering messages embedded. For example, there is a song about using the potty, and there is a song about being polite – using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. Also, the ABC’s and 123’s. ‘We Are Different’ is also great for parents, because the production of the music is similar to what you would hear on the radio, but it is kid friendly content.
MommyNoire: Is it easy to balance your musical career and motherhood.
Meelah: I try my best with balancing, but it does get hard. There are times when I just want to spend quality moments with Zac, but I can’t because I need to put my energy into re-establishing my career. Quite honestly, I’m still trying to figure out how to balance it all, but thankfully I have the support of my mom, which is truly a blessing. Even though balancing is challenging, Zac is motivating me to hustle harder than I ever have. I am truly inspired and can’t wait to get back out there.
MommyNoire: The music business has changed dramatically since 702, do you have any fears about pursuing the solo-route.
Meelah: No, because I am a firm believer in evolution. I had a magnificent run with 702, but since then I have embarked on the next phase of my life which is womanhood. Its really exciting for me, because I get to experiment with who I am as a solo artist. And I have been given the opportunity to re-invent myself.
MommyNoire: So will there be a 702 reunion?
Meelah: I get that question a lot. It’s not something that I am interested in right now. However, I can’t predict the future. I love the girls and always will. Thank God for 702. But right now, I am really just focused on exploring who Meelah is as a solo artist. But hey, never say never.
MommyNoire: What are some projects that you have in the works?
Meelah: Currently, I am entertaining the reality show route, but I am only interested in projects conducive to my artistry and craft. I am just trying to get my voice out there and remind people that I am still singing.
MommyNoire: Tell us about your creative strengths.
Meelah: I am layered. I am very colorful. I have many hues. I am so dynamically creatively. People have only seen what I have done with 702. When you listen to this children’s album, that is a whole other side of me. Not just that its children’s music, but the approach. I have material that I did with Musiq Soulchild that is definitely not your traditional pop R&B sounding music. I want people to hear more than they expect, because I don’t want to limit myself or be placed in a box, based on my experience with 702. I am experimenting with my sound.
MommyNoire: Looking back to where you were, how has life changed for you?
Meelah: Being a mom now has helped me put things in perspective. Everything I do now is for my son. I feel a sense a purpose, which is giving me a new sense of reality.
Kay Konnect, Deputy Editor of MommyNoire and mom to strong-willed toddler Kannon Ball, holds a B.S with honors in Liberal Studies with a focus on Creative Writing from Northeastern University, and is completing her M.A in Media Studies. She has written extensively for Allhiphop.com, Mixtape Magazine and additional publishing outlets targeting the Hip Hop culture. Follow Kay Konnect @Kaykonnect and MommyNoire