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Reunited and it feels so good!
One of our favorite on-screen couples from the ’90s have found themselves back in each other’s arms. Well, almost.
Clueless stars Stacey Dash and Donald Faison — better known as dysfunctional couple Dionne and Murray — will be starring side-by-side again on an episode of the TV Land comedy, “The Exes.”
According to reports, Dash will play Dana, a recommitted virgin who is currently dating Faison’s character, Phil.
The episode is slated to air in July, but until then, lets take a look at 10 other couples from television and the big screen that we’d love to see work together again.
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It’s still kind of hard to imagine what the set of “The View” will look like with Joy Behar no longer at the coffee table with Barbara, Sherri, Whoopi, and Elizabeth making her inappropriately hilarious remarks. But the show must go on — and a seat must be filled! Here are our picks for women who can take Joy’s place.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Who doesn’t love Tracee Ellis Ross? Plus, like Joy, she’s hilarious! And I’m pretty sure she would usher in an entire new crowd of viewers because I can guarantee half of the black fashion community will be tuning in just to see what Tracee wears, every natural girl in the world will be checking for her bouncy girls on a daily, and then there’s all the rest of the black folk in America who just love her fun personality. Win!
Some of Hollywood’s wealthiest stars didn’t grow up in a house with a white picket fence and a back yard. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Kerry Washington are a few of many successful concrete roses who were born and raised in the hood. Although the hood may be an extremely challenging environment to grow up in, these classy ladies still managed to make a name for themselves, and brought truth to the saying: “It doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters where you’re going.” Get inspired by 15 sophisticated women with humble beginnings that helped to mold them into the superstars they are today.
Find out which Hollywood A-listers made their way out of the hood at styleblazer.com
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When scripted African-American shows started drowning in a sea of reality TV, there was little doubt that a life preserver was needed to save black programming from these murky waters. It was a huge relief when Stacy Littlejohn responded to this crisis by creating the hit show “Single Ladies.” One of the most popular scripted shows on VH1, “Single Ladies” drew an audience of 3.3 million viewers for its recent season finale. Littlejohn led the show to stunning success as executive producer and head writer as well, penning the intimate conversations between Val, Keisha, April, and their friends. Through vividly depicting their wild adventures, Littlejohn kept us glued to the tube every Monday night. The Atlanta Post sat down with Stacy to discuss what inspired her to tell these characters’ stories, how she got into television, and what we can look forward to during “Single Ladies: Season 2.” Plus, this 15-year industry veteran shares advice for upcoming writers just starting out. Here’s what Littlejohn had to share with The Atlanta Post audience.
Let’s start at the beginning. Where are you from originally?
I’ve lived all over — in Hayward, in Oakland — but mostly just the Bay area.
You originally had plans to be a lawyer. Tell us about the moment you decided to be a writer instead.
That moment came in college. I had wanted to be a criminal defense lawyer. But then I realized I might be defending people who have actually killed someone or done really bad things. For whatever reason that really stopped me in my tracks. I have a very heavy conscience. From that moment on I realized, “I don’t want to do this anymore!” Then I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I took a semester off and tried to refocus.
I realized that as a little kid I used to watch a lot of television. I used to watch “Perry Mason,” who was a criminal defense lawyer. And I thought, “Wait a minute! Was it that I wanted to be a lawyer like Perry, or was it that I like the way the shows were written?” I used to be really impressed when I saw the way things were written on TV shows.
When I looked around the TV landscape, I didn’t see a lot of black shows that I could be proud of. I thought, “Maybe I could do that, maybe I can write some shows,” and that’s kind of how it happened. It was all these maybes, maybes, maybes — that turned into, “Alright, let me stop saying maybe. Let me just try it!”
I got internships at TV stations and realized that is what I was destined to do. I started writing and it was very natural for me. It was fun and something I became passionate about quickly.
(Black Enterprise) — When it came to choosing someone who could bring VH1 new original content, all fingers pointed towards Stacy Littlejohn. The veteran TV writer/producer beat out a slew of other scribes to pen one of the summer’s most talked about shows, Single Ladies. “We were all kind of in competition of who can bring back the most interesting content to [VH1],” says Littlejohn, who has written for hit shows such as All of Us, Moesha, and One on One. “I guess I won!” She did more than that as a reported 1.8 million viewers tuned in to the entertainment news based cable network last week to watch the series premiere. With social media circles abuzz about the show, BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Littlejohn to get her personal tips on getting a show idea from pitch to the airwaves.
In a two hour long romantic comedy, the drama of being a single woman was captured in a somewhat, over-the-top production. Three friends, Valerie, Keisha, and April, are considered the single ladies who are a part of the who’s who in the Atlanta social scene.
Valerie (Stacey Dash) is the brokenhearted boutique owner who decides to give her boyfriend of five years an ultimatum to marry her. To her surprise he leaves her only to end up proposing to his new girlfriend of three months, played by actress Lauren London.
In rebound mode, she ends up having a one night stand with a customer, who happens to be a younger white guy. A few days after this sexual encounter, she invites her ex- boyfriend over for closure. He admits that he was never in love with her. Somehow between the hurt, anger, and tears she ends up having sex with him.
The good girl boutique owners’ world is turned around when she finds herself in a close call Maury Povich type situation and thinks she’s pregnant but unsure of whom the father may be.
While Valerie is considered the good girl, Keisha is just the opposite. Played by actress Lisa Raye, she is the video vixen who has a hobby of robbing the rich men that she meets on video sets. But her thieving ways catch up with her as another video vixen begins to blackmail her and she falls in love with one of her victims.
April is somewhat different from the other ‘single ladies’ because of her status and the fact that she’s white. Not only is she married to one successful black man, she is having an affair with another black man, the married Mayor, played by rapper Common.
Although somewhat predictable, the show had its teaching moments if you looked at the struggles associated with being a successful single woman; but these lessons came mainly from Stacey Dash’s character, Valerie; and trust me you had to look hard.
If you’re looking for a profound drama about the woes of being a single lady, this show may not be for you; but if you’re looking for something to quench your need for television (and to support black actresses), this show may do just that.
The familiar cast line-up probably helped the show out more than the script. Besides Lauren London, Stacey Dash, and Lisa Raye, other special appearances included Kim Porter, Kandi Burruss, Eve, Common, Pilar Sanders, and rapper Camron.
Still it may be too early to tell if it’s worth watching. I’ll more than likely give it a second try next week.