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Hype Williams has been making music videos since the early 90’s. With budgets that rivaled independent movies, Williams has worked with everyone in the game from The Notorious B.I.G. to Beyonce. Here’s a look at some of the 15 best Hype Williams music videos
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
The Notorious B.I.G. made waves with his first single “Juicy” but it was his second single “Big Poppa” that really helped put the Brooklyn emcee on the map. Set inside of a brownstone with a club-type atmosphere, Biggie said his rhymes while party-goers danced and others gambled over a game of dice. There were plenty of cameos in the video as well, including Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Busta Rhymes, Heavy D and of course Sean “Puffy” Combs, who was there in a hot tub full of women along with his then-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim.
Quite a bit was revealed in the highly controversial TLC biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” but group member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says there’s a lot more to the story that has yet to be told. Luckily for curious TLC fans, a book detailing the group’s journey will more than likely be released in the coming months.
“We’re working on a book,” T-Boz recently revealed to Billboard. “The movie was great but it’s hard to cram three stories about three different girls in a 120 minute film. So, expect a full length book to come out in the near future.”
She adds that the group also has a few other projects in the works, including a tour and a couple of clothing lines.
“We’re going back on tour. I can’t give away too much but, we do have some clothing that just came out in Forever 21 and H&M. I’m just blessed to be here 20 years later, still touring and doing what I love. I’m having a ball.”
In the interview, which served as a tribute to TLC’s fallen group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Chilli and T-Boz also discussed Lisa’s determination to live a full life prior to her passing.
“She did the things that she wanted to do, no matter how anybody felt,” Chilli expressed. “She just did Lisa. She was a fearless woman; I’m not that fearless. I wish she was still here. She would encourage anyone to follow their dreams. She was the type of person who wanted to help everyone.”
Considering how much controversy followed their biopic, one can only imagine what will be revealed in their new book.
Read their full interview here. Do you think you’d be interested in checking out their book when it drops?
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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In “What In The Hell!?” News:
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!).