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A Very Pregnant Tatyana Ali Weds EHarmony Boo Dr. Vaughn Raspberry

July 18th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Tatyana opens up about failed relationship and what she knows about true love.

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When she wasn’t busy preparing to sue folks for allegedly stealing her ideas (yes, we’re looking at you producers of The Real), Tatyana Ali was also planning a wedding. According to Us Weekly, the actress said “I do” to Dr. Vaughn Raspberry on Sunday in Beverly Hills. The 37-year-old met Raspberry through eHarmony in 2014, and they’re expecting their first child together. He is reportedly a Stanford University assistant English professor, and proposed to Ali by taking her on a hike in Yosemite, California, popping the question “in the most picturesque clearing.” Ali called the proposal, “so thoughtful and perfect.”

For the outdoor ceremony at the Four Seasons, Ali wore a custom Amsale gown with a sheer panel top and tied the knot in front of 120 of the couple’s family and friends. It was reportedly an event that celebrated her Caribbean roots (Afro-Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian). In preparation for the nuptials, Ali and her sisters swapped the usual bachelorette party activities for some fun at Disneyland.

When speaking on Raspberry and how they met earlier this year with Entertainment Tonight, Ali explained how they were able to create a bond after meeting one another through online dating.

“It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.”

Check out an image of the newly married couple below!

The pair are reportedly expecting their bundle of joy any day now and we are overjoyed for the beautiful actress and her love. Congratulations to the pair on all their blessings!

Tatyana Ali Is Reportedly Suing Warner Bros, Claims Company Used Her Idea For ‘The Real’

July 16th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Daytime talk show The Real may be on summer vacation, but the show that’s been making headlines for the recent termination of co-host Tamar Braxton, is continuing to make headlines.

According to Deadline, Tatyana Ali, star of ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air plans to sue Warner Bros. and Telepictures, claiming in a new lawsuit that they poached her idea of the show described as a “a unique and innovative format, which featured an eclectic group of engaging female celebrity hosts, each aged within their 20’s and 30’s … designed to pique the interest of the younger side of the mid-life/mid-career female population and featured a variety of contemporary discussion topics in a relaxed and informal setting.”

This idea was said to have been presented in 2012, and The Real premiered in July 2013 for a test run on Fox-owned stations, featuring co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamara Mowry.

“The five female host panel cast members very closely embody and mirror the personal and professional profiles of the specific and potential female celebrity hosts openly proposed in writing and in discussion by the Plaintiff during ‘pitch’ meetings she held with the Executives,” the suit says. “The Defendant Corporations did not at any time, directly or indirectly, acknowledge the use of the Plaintiff’s Concept.”

The suit seeks unspecified damages from “all rightful gains, profits, and advantages derived by the Defendants” and the formation of a collective trust for Ali of “designated percentages of the proceeds resulting from past, current and future production and airing of The Real television program.”

The Real will remain on air through spring 2018.

This Weekend On Café Mocha: Tatyana Ali Opens Up About Her Pregnancy

April 22nd, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This weekend on Café Mocha, Tatyana Ali will share with the hosts all the exciting changes occurring in her life! Ali will reveal when she fell in love with her fiancé Dr. Steve Perry and what her pregnancy journey has been like.

Afterward, catch the ladies of Did Y’all See discuss if you should take off your wedding ring when you’re having marital problems.

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Surprise! Tatyana Ali Is Pregnant And Engaged

April 1st, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tatyana Ali has been very busy.

The 37-year-old actress is not only engaged, but she’s also pregnant with her first child.

“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” Ali told Entertainment Tonight. “We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing! Plus, I have the best wedding planner, Michael Russo. He’s making everything so fun and stress-free!”

The lucky guy is Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, who connected with the former child star on eHarmony a year and a half ago.

“Vaughn and I met on eHarmony!” she shared. “It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.”

As for the marriage proposal, Tatyana says that it was nothing short of “perfect.”

“He took me on a 45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California], which he knows I absolutely love,” Ali shared. “And proposed in the most picturesque clearing. Just the two of us. It was so thoughtful and perfect. We’re best friends.”

The two are set to tie the knot this summer. We couldn’t be happier for Tatyana.

“I Didn’t Want To Be Different” Tatyana Ali Talks About The Burden Of “Good Hair”

October 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Are you ready for another Black hair story? We’ve all heard tales of “good hair.” Either we had it or knew someone who inherited the coveted title through genetics or a combination of chemicals. However you were introduced to the term, you know it. The good hair discussion is an old and tired one. But one we’re clearly not over yet.

Usually, when we discuss this topic it’s from the prospective of people who was plagued by this term because people didn’t think they had “good hair.”

But in a recent interview with Vlad Tv, Tatyana Ali talks about how the label was something of a burden for her. It made her feel ostracized instead of privileged as we might assume it would.

It’s funny, when I was younger, it was something that set me apart and not necessarily in a good way, from other girls that I knew. Not that I was made fun but it felt like I was made to seem different. It’s interesting, the thing you think is a flaw. 

When Chris Rock did Good Hair, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, he should have interviewed me.’ Because I feel like there’s one side of the story, which he told really, really well. But then there’s the other side of the story. It’s boys and girls sometimes. You know you have like a group of cousins playing and you separate the children that way, you’re doing as much damage to the chid you’re calling out for having “good hair” as you are–because you’re creating this separation that’s not true. 

I grew up  wanting to be able to twist my hair and wear my hair like my mom did and my aunts did. Because I wanted to be like them, I didn’t want to be different. 

[Just that term “good hair”] is crazy. 

Caribbean people do it even worse. They’ll say crazy things like, ‘Oh yeah, she’s so dark but she has good hair.’ 

I know people who still use the term, not really understanding how it separates us and instead of celebrating, alienating certain children and even adults.

Have any of you had an experience like Tatyana’s?

Evening Eye Candy: “For Better Or Worse” Actor Brad James

August 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Get to know “For Better or Worse” cutie Brad James. Even before snagging the role of Todd on the Tyler Perry show, James was already all over our TV screens, showing off his talents while appearing in ads for everyone from Walmart, Blackberry and The former Marine is now a series regular on a hit TV show and starring in TV movies and films with some very talented veterans. James just did his thing alongside Tatyana Ali and Charles S. Dutton in the TV movie Comeback Dad, and was in the movie Prisoners last year with Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. In an interview with Ebony, the Augusta, Georgia native spoke of how he broke into the industry:

“I was walking in Atlanta and a woman stopped me and asked me to attend an audition,” he shares. “I was chosen for a part, but she wasn’t. We still became friends.” After a small chuckle, James adds: “Acting is something I always wanted to do. But I didn’t know how to get started in Augusta.”

Things clearly worked out well for the actor and director, who, in case you haven’t noticed, is quite the looker! That’s why we’ve picked him as our Evening Eye Candy of the week. Check out more of his good looks in our gallery and share your thoughts below!

Charles S. Dutton And Tatyana Ali Talk “Comeback Dad” And Black Family Dynamics

July 13th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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“Comeback Dad” is the latest UP original movie starring Charles S. Dutton (remember Roc?), Tatyana Ali, Brad James, and Loretta Devine. The emotional father-daughter reunion film is the perfect wholesome family flick for the uplifting network, and when Charles, Tatyana, and Brad stopped by the office to discuss the made for TV movie we had to ask them about Black family dynamics and whether the predict we’ll see more movies like this in the future. Check out what they had to say.

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From Screening Rooms To Classrooms: Celebrities Who Left Hollywood To Get An Education

April 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you about the folks who took breaks or completely ditched the entertainment industry to focus on their relationships with God, but what about the ones who did the same for the opportunity to get a college degree to fall back on? Here are 10 who left Hollywood to get an education at Yale, Princeton, Harvard and more.

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After gaining fame for her role as Troy in Crooklyn and stealing everybody’s heart, by her teenage years, Zelda Harris went MIA. She did a few roles here and there, including He Got Game and NYPD Blue, but after that, she stopped acting completely. Harris went on to focus on her education, reportedly going to Princeton and graduating in 2007. 

Tatyana Ali Opens Up About Failed Relationship: ‘It Wasn’t Really Love’

March 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tatyana Ali ended her relationship over a year ago. They say hindsight is 20/20, and looking back, the 35-year-old “November Rule” actress says that what she shared with her former beau wasn’t real love.

“My last relationship was probably over a year ago,” she told Necole Bitchie. “Like ‘relationship, relationship,’ and there are definitely songs inspired by that.”

“Almost Love’ (from my album) is about that,” she continued. “You go through it. It hurts but it just means it wasn’t right. It wasn’t really love. It took me a while to get to that point… Real love isn’t that. It can’t be! [laughs]”

For her next relationship, Tatyana says she learned that love requires courage and that real love can’t really exist in the absence of courage.

“My last relationship was probably the first one that I probably felt some type of kinship with someone. And so, it’s not so much lessons learned as it is love [taking] courage. I can’t be with someone who is not courageous. Love means you can’t live in fear and have love at the same time. Not the kind of love that I’m looking for. And that’s what I learned from that.”

As for what she’s looking for in a potential partner:

“My friends always say I don’t have a type. They are always trying to figure out my type. I like guys who are super smart. I like guys who are witty because I think I’m witty. I like people who are kind. There has to be something in their eyes that is kind. I very much live my life to my own drummer. I dance to my own drum beat. So I need somebody who either does that themselves or to understand it [with] me.”

Tatyana also took advantage of the opportunity to clear up some previous comments about not wanting to date a man who is struggling.

“[On The Breakfast Club Morning Show] they asked me if I would date a struggling actor. Or somebody struggling. That’s totally different. [I said ‘No’ but] I thought a lot about my answer after I left because I’m not a materialistic person at all. Like, I’m really not, you know what I mean? When I say, “You have to be successful already,’ it’s not in terms of ‘money.’ It means in terms of ‘your purpose.’ You have to have come into your purpose already because I’m already in mine. So I don’t see myself being with somebody who’s still searching. To me, that’s struggling.”

Read Tatyana’s full interview here.

Ready For A Rom-Com? Queen Latifah To Produce New Movie “November Rule”

March 12th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I love a good romantic comedy. Hell, I love a wack romantic comedy. So I’m excited to hear that Queen Latifah is joining forces with Kali Hawk (Couples Retreat), Macy Gray, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow), Tatyana Ali, Mo McCrae (The Butler) and La La Anthony to create November Rule. 

The romantic comedy will tell the story of a man who makes a vow to stay away from women during the month of November. Hence the title. So if he’s in a relationship, he breaks it off and if he’s not, he makes a particular effort not to get involved. But that only works for so long. Eventually, he meets a woman worth giving up the games. But sticking to his silly rule, he losses her and has to jump over hoops to get her back.


Right now, we don’t know which actors are going to play which roles but we’ll keep you posted. We spy Jay Ellis in these shots though…you can never go wrong with him.

The film will be directed by Mike Elliot, who’s served as producer for some romantic comedies you may know like, My Best Friend’s Girl and The Prince and Me. Elliot will produce this film as well. The script was written by Candice Childress and Juwan Lee.

Queen Latifah will serve as executive producer for the project under her Flavor Unit Entertainment umbrella.

So what do you think about this movie? Does it sound like it’ll be good? Will you check it out?