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By day, they are actors, but by night these 15 male stars could be seen on the small screen moonlighting as one-time video vixens.
Terrence Howard has been working in front on the cameras playing different roles since 1992’s Jacksons: An American Dream. He may be best known for hit movies such as Crash and Hustle & Flow but he also has a few music video roles under his belt. In Ashanti’s “Foolish,” Howard plays her criminal minded ex who gets caught cheating. The video earned three MTV VMA nominations in 2002. Howard also played opposite Mary J. Blige in her “Be Without You” video where she just couldn’t be without him.
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If you’ve watched TLC’s My Strange Addiction, I’m sure you know that “strange” is often an understatement when it comes to the obsessions of those featured on the show. And in a preview for a new episode, one woman’s addiction is actually pretty friggin’ gross.
Keyshia, a 22-year-old Queens, NY native is expecting her first child. We know with carrying a child, you might find yourself craving some odd things, but Keyshia actually craves non-edible things– like used baby diapers. She prefers diapers with urine in them, the heavier the better, and she places them all over her home, including in the kitchen while she’s cooking (*gags*), and even in her trunk, in her bedroom, and in her purse.
“It has to have pee in it. The heavier ones that have more pee smell better…I love it, it just tastes amazing.”
She likes to smell them and chew on them (the outsides) because they bring her some sort of happiness we’ll never understand, and even takes a break during her interview to put her pout on a big ol’ fat one. They’re wrapped up real tight so don’t expect to see her chomping down on an open diaper covered in God knows what, but then again, all of this is still pretty gross.
Check out her addictive tale below, but try not to watch if you’re eating right now. Just a thought.
Oh but one last thing: Is anybody else wondering where she finds these diapers at…?
If you ask me, the network TLC has been doing reality television right for years. “A Baby Story” anyone? And it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot again. In the first episode of their new series, “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” a group of actors reenacted the story of a woman, Liz from Seattle, who had an orgasm that lasted three hours.
It sounds like something that would make for a great extended joke in a romantic comedy but to actually go through it was not all that funny at all. Initially, Liz said it was one of the most pleasurable orgasms of her life until she couldn’t come down. An hour into her climax, she was over it and was trying everything she could think of to make it stop.
“I started hopping up and down to see if that would do anything. I started trying to drink wine to see if that would calm down my system. I tried just about every possible thing I could do to stop having an orgasm.”
By the second hour, Liz and her partner Eric decided it was time she go to the emergency room. The medical staff and even a few people in the waiting room thought Liz was in labor.
Can you imagine being in such an ordeal? Have you ever experienced anything even remotely similar to this? What do you think you would have done in this situation?
Chilli has got herself caught up in one of the first Twitter wars of 2014.
The TLC star pissed off Beyonce’s dedicated fanbase when she posted a list of forbidden fads and phrases in the new year. The most controversial please-leave-in-2013 “saying” went to “Bey, ‘B,’ Queen B, or any variation or form of the world Beyonce.”
Let’s just say that the Beyhive went in!
To see how the Beyhive attacked Chilli, read more at HelloBeautiful.com
As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold – especially when it comes to contracts in the entertainment industry. Though many celebrities have inked deals that are making them millions, plenty have gotten the short end of the stick by signing what’s often referred to as “slave contracts.” Here are 15 stars who’ve signed bad record deals.
This is how a group can sell 10 million records and be broke: They sign a slave contract that not only pays their management too large a cut of their money, but also requires that they foot the bill for every one of their expenses and retain little ownership of what they produce. Pebbles may be alleging that the women of TLC were heavy spenders, but she can’t seem to explain away the fact that each member only took home about $35,000 a year – at the height of their careers.
No matter what folks thought of T-Boz and Chilli teaming up with Lil Mama to do a tribute to Left Eye at the American Music Awards, all three of the ladies came back together to perform “No Scrubs” on Dancing With The Stars last night. Note: For all the people who are assuming she’s the new L in TLC, DWTS did say “TLC featuring Lil Mama,” and the women have made clear in the past that they don’t plan to replace Left Eye, so there you have it. For right now, she’s just helping them bring the energy on stage, as the tiny rapper didn’t even sing with the ladies or rap Left Eye’s verse (maybe to avoid criticism), she just helped them execute the classic dance moves. Unfortunately, there was a bit of lip-synching going on, but at least they had good energy and looked pretty good. TLC is of course working hard to promote their greatest hits album 20 and plan to release a new album in 2014 with longtime collaborator Dallas Austin.
When speaking on Sunday night’s performance at the AMAs, Lil Mama had this to say to Billboard:
“It’s a phenomenal experience. The girls tried to help me and prep me to preserve my energy and I ran out of breath. I was like, ‘I hope this doesn’t come across on TV crazy. Their late member, Left Eye, left a legacy and passionate energy that they created through out the years… To be apart of what they’re doing at this time, being that it’s an important time for them, and they asked me to come on board is breathtaking.”
Check out the full performance below (which starts at 4:50 and ends at 7:50) and let us know if you think their second time around performing was “breathtaking,” or at least better than their display at the AMAs.
PETA has added another influential face to its celebrity campaign arsenal by way of TLC’s Chilli. We just received a news release with the photo above which, admittedly, we thought was a joke at first, but after doing more research we found out miss Rozanda Thomas has lent her beautiful face and frame to PETA’s latest “Boycott the Circus” campaign.
In a video on PETA’s website, Chilli explained her motivation for getting involved with the cause:
“There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is something that a lot of people don’t get to see. They’re being mean to [tigers] to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on.”
Chilli went on to say, ”If you can raise awareness [for] something that’s important, such as this, then you should, because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.” We actually do see Chilli in a cage in this ad though, donning nothing but striped body paint. And while the finished product looks a bit odd, the behind-the-scenes video showed a great deal of promise. Plus you can’t be mad at someone using their celebrity for a great cause. In a news release for the campaign, it’s noted:
Circuses deprive tigers of everything that is natural and important to them, including interacting with their families, foraging and hunting for food, and roaming for miles. Tigers used by circuses are locked in small cages and warehoused in traveling boxcars, where they are exposed to extreme heat and freezing-cold weather. These unnatural and stressful conditions lead tigers and other big cats to become ill, despondent, and increasingly agitated, endangering other animals, circus workers, and attendees.
Certainly makes you think twice about buying tickets the next Ringling Brothers or the UniverSoul Circus is in town, huh? Check out a clip of Chilli’s campaign in the video below. What do you think?
One of the last few performances of the night (out of way too many), Chilli and T-Boz took the stage in LA to show the world that they still “got it,” and invited CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story star Lil Mama back on stage with them to perform their classic, “Waterfalls.” The performance was reportedly a tribute to Left Eye (and you could see an image of her displayed in the background at the end of the performance), but it definitely gave Lil Mama the chance to shine on the main stage again, something she hasn’t been able to do for a long time. All in all, I enjoyed it, and always appreciate another opportunity to rap Left Eye’s verse word-for-word like it’s 1995 all over again. Check it out for yourself and I’m sure you’ll do the same (and the slow bankhead bounce too!).
Last week former TLC manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid made an appearance on the Wendy Show, where she accused Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of participating in an affair with now-ex-husband, Antonio L.A. Reid. While we weren’t there and can’t say for sure what really went down, we can say that both Pebbles and L.A. seem to agree that TLC contributed to their marriage’s demise.
“TLC wanted Pebbitone out of their lives and the only way they could get out was to file bankruptcy,” L.A. expressed during a past interview with New York Magazine.
He went on to refer to his wife’s drama with TLC as “one of the breaking points in my marriage.” Apparently his ex-wife shares in those sentiments because she, too, blames issues surrounding TLC for ruining her family. When asked by radio host Frank Ski whether or not she regretted bringing TLC to LaFace Records, Pebbles responded:
“I would not sign them to LaFace because what happened there, in my opinion, was horrific because you tore my family up with this. This tore my family up. Now my G-code kept me quiet, but it was a whole bunch of dirtiness.”
And of course, she continued to defend herself against allegations that she robbed TLC
“How do you take somebody’s money? Even if you think I’m a crook, I don’t have the money bag. Do you really think out of BMG, Arista, CLive Davis…Pebbles has the money bag? We’re at the bottom. Money flows from the top,”she said.
The plot thickens…
Do you think it’s wrong for L.A. and Pebbles to blame TLC for their failed marriage?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Last month TLC experienced a major victory. Their highly anticipated biopic, CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story, performed extremely well, even exceeding expectations in the 18-49 demographic. However, the consequences that seem to linger as a result of the story told in the film has many fans wondering if it was all even worth it. Earlier this week we told you that Sister 2 Sister publisher, Dr. Jamie Foster Brown, hinted that there was a lot more to the TLC story that remaining members T-Boz and Chilli didn’t necessarily want to be told. On top of that, the group’s former manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid has made it clear that she intends to take legal action against VH1 because she believes that she was falsely portrayed in the film. Now, to make matters worse, word on the street is that the ladies have been dropped from their label at Epic Records.
The rumors begin to circulate after fans noticed that the group was no longer listed on the Epic Records website.
It appears that there are some issues that have arisen between the group and LaFace Records, as another TLC fan account confronted the label’s fan account, which has since been removed, and tweeted a quote from Chilli regarding the rumors.
Fan site Cyber TLC also attempted to explain the rumors.
“After the T-Boz interview we did on CyberTLC World, a vortex opened up in cyberspace and rumors, truths, and confusion began to grow. Was TLC dropped? What will happen to the new album? What label were they even on?” site administrator Chris began.
“From what I understand, TLC was signed to Epic Records for the ‘TLC: 20′ release ONLY. From there, LaFace Records signed them as their FIRST act under the back-from-the-dead record label venture with LA Reid. This is where it gets murky. In talking with multiple people in the TLC camp, there was some sort of conflict of interests with LA Reid, Pebbles, and TLC (probably with the possible lawsuit situation, Ashley Reid’s threat of violence, etc.) According to what I’ve been told, this led to LA Reid not wanting his name associated with the TLC project. They weren’t necessarily ‘dropped,’ but it sounds to me like they’re looking at another record label. Motown by chance? We’ll see,” he continued.
At this point TLC being let go from Epic and LaFace is all pure speculation. But you know what they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Something is definitely up. As with anything else, we’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.