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We TV Renews ‘Braxton Family Values’ And ‘SWV Reunited’

March 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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“Braxton Family Values” fans will be excited to know that the popular series, which documents the life of Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton and her sisters, has been renewed by WE tv for a fourth season.

“WE tv has become a true destination for quality unscripted originals on Thursday nights,” said Lauren Gellert, senior vice president in a press release.

The network has also announced that they will be renewing We tv newbie “SWV Reunited,” which documents the lives of 90s group SWV as “they attempt to heal old wounds and regain their standing on top of the music charts,” for a second season.

“These shows have played a significant role in expanding our audience, reaching new viewers, attracting advertisers and building momentum for the network, and we’re excited to give our viewers exactly what they want by bringing them back for fresh new seasons,” adds Gellert.

Season three of “Braxton Family Values” attracted an average of 1.4 million viewers, while “SWV Reunited” followed up pretty closely with an average of 1.2 million viewers.

Are you a “Braxton Family Values” fan? What did you think about  “SWV Reunited”?

“God, I’m Probably Going To Hell.” Tina Campbell Talks Being In A Dark Place & How Her Faith Brought Her Out

February 27th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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By now, you’ve probably heard that Tina Campbell and her husband Teddy are trying to recover from infidelity on his part. While Tina ultimately decided to allow the cameras into her life while they worked on their healing, she said she might have made a different decision if she had known what it was going to entail.

She didn’t realize how broken down she was going to be. In our exclusive interview she speaks about her dark thoughts.

“I think people need to see what real life looks like. It’s not all this ‘Heavenly Father, I’m in a bad way.’ Like I’m probably going to go to hell but before I leave I’m taking some people with me. Either you gon’ help me or this is the way it’s going to be. This is the way I was talking to God because I was in a bad way…it was that bad.” 

Tina said initially she thought revenge was the answer. But quickly realized that avenging herself didn’t relieve any of the hurt. And it was then that she decided to get back to her foundation. During this time, where she was studying the Bible and speaking candidly with God that  she learned her faith wasn’t as strong as it appeared to be on stage.

Erica also explained how she was there for her sister at this time and how the family came together to help her get through this.

Check out the very real and very moving interview in the video above.

Be sure to tune into WeTV tonight and every Thursday at 9/8c to find out how Tina gets through this situation and what else is going on with the Marys.

Get To The Bottom Of It: Coko Explains Why She And Taj Haven’t Been Close In 20 Years

January 29th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Coko Explains Why She And Taj Haven't Been Close In 20 Years

If you’ve seen the first episode of “SWV Reunited,” you know that the ladies are not as close as they appeared to be back in the day. When Coko has a breast cancer scare, she doesn’t tell her other group members, saying she’s particular about the information she shares with certain people.

Well…that speaks volumes.

You have to remember blogs and the obsessive celeb culture we know today didn’t exist back in the ’90’s when SWV broke up, so if the group members didn’t speak on the controversy themselves, we didn’t have to know about it. But some snide comments and lack of communication on the first episode exposed a lingering tension between Coko and the other ladies, specifically Taj.

In the next episode, we finally get down to the nitty gritty and find out why Coko has held a grudge for over 20 years.

See what the two discussed in a therapy-like session from the next episode.

You can watch this episode of “SWV Reunited” on Thursday, January 1.

SWV Talk Keyboard Bullies, Butt Implants & Biopics

January 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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In honor of the debut of their new reality show, “SWV Reunited” on Wetv, the Sisters With Voices, Taj, Coko and Lele, talk about their fears in starring in their own reality show, which one of them got butt implants and whether or not they would follow in the footsteps of TLC and make or produce their own biopic.

Check out our exclusive interview with the ladies in the video above.

Nia Long To Co-Star In WEtv’s First Scripted Show!

December 14th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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It wasn’t too long ago when we questioned where Nia Long was and why she wasn’t working.  Well, all of a sudden, she seems to be pretty busy and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.

According to Deadline.com, Long has signed on to star in WEtv’s new show, The Divide. The show is describe as a “legal thriller centers on District Attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case.”

Long will play DA Page’s wife, Billie.

This could be really good for Nia Long. She has the chance to star in something brand new for the network: The Divide will be WE’s first drama and scripted show. As we know, they’re known for reality shows and reruns of old shows so if they promote this properly, it could have a huge following.

Nia has been pretty busy this year: she co-starred in eight episodes of House of Lies and of course, The Best Man Holiday was released in November to rave reviews. Next year, she’s one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s film, The Single Moms Club.

It’s exciting to see her career get that full second wind and I can’t wait to see her in the new show!

 

Tears, Breast Cancer & Breakups: The [Longer] SWV Reality Series Trailer

December 5th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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We announced the coming of the SWV reality show this past summer and even posted a short clip of what we can expect from the new WE Tv series. And now, as the January 23rd air date of the new reality series is fast approaching, we’re here with a more extended version of what you can expect from the show. And though Coko said she and her group mates were too old to follow the messy yet successful reality tv formula, this clip shows us that while folks might not be throwing drinks and fighting, the show certainly won’t be without its dramatic moments.

In this new extended first look, we watch as the women try to make a comeback, though they haven’t dealt with all the issues that broke the group up in the first place. There are light moments when Leanne “Lelee” badgers Coko with setting her up with the wrong men and other times when it gets heavy as one of the women deals with breast cancer. Also, there’s some tension between Coko and Taj and some shady music industry madness going on as well.

All in all it looks like it will make for a good show. Check out the trailer in the video below.

Another Sad Love Song: Trina Braxton Files For Divorce From Husband!

June 2nd, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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By no means am I a fist pumper of divorce but quite frankly, this has gone on long enough.

According to TMZ, Trina Braxton has officially filed for divorce from her husband, Gabriel Adrian-Solis.  As we know, Trina claimed a year or two ago that she was going to divorce him but never went through with it.  But this time, she says she’s done, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple has been married for 10 years but have been together for much longer. Gabe has been a strong father figure to her two boys from a previous relationship.  In fact, part of the reason Trina said she didn’t want to get a divorce – based on an episode of Braxton Family Values – was because she wasn’t sure of the effect the divorce would have on the boys.

But since Gabe’s cheating ways have come right into the light, they’ve seemingly walked on eggshells around each other. They both decided to recommit to their marriage and even had a ceremony last year but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep the union intact.

According to papers obtained by TMZ, Trina is asking for an “absolute divorce,” which means there is no chance of reconciliation.  They’ve been living in separate homes since March.Trina allegedly has stated that they’ll try to amicably divide their assets.

In the event that Braxton Family Values is renewed for another season, I’m pretty sure this will play out, once again, on camera.

Are you surprised to hear about this?

Mary Mary’s Baby Sister Goo Goo And Her Boo Boo Justin Have Called It Quits

May 1st, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Remember the first day Goo Goo, real name Thomasina Atkins, introduced Erica and Tina to Justin on an episode of “Mary Mary?” The sisters put ol’boy through the ringer immediately, but that didn’t stop Goo from making things official — for over a year. But now the couple has confirmed that they’ve called it quits.

If you’re anything like us, you might be saying “Good!” Not that we’re happy at the thought of two people breaking up, it’s just that Justin seemed like a bit of a jerk, especially when he overstepped his relationship bounds and rolled up on Mitch questioning him about Goo’s work as a stylist. Regardless of outsider opinion of him, Goo insists the split was amicable, telling AlwaysAList things just simply didn’t work out.

“Justin and I are no longer together. It’s nothing horrible or bad or anything like that. It just kind of didn’t work out. There were some things we needed to work on and they just kind of didn’t work themselves out.

“I pulled back and looked at the overall relationship and I just thought it would be best if we went our separate ways just as friends,” she said before adding that Justin is a “good guy!”

Goo was also quick to defend Justin’s image on “Mary Mary,” and said “demanding schedules” and “her inability to travel to Atlanta as much” were a big part of the reason the relationship ended.

“I feel like the show didn’t paint him in the best light,” she said. “Justin has been the most supportive man I’ve ever had in my life. Very warm, very kind, very helpful. Never threatened by anything. He didn’t have an issue with me being me, he always supported that and that was something I just wasn’t used to. If there was something that was important to me, it was important to him.”

Likewise, Justin had only good things to say about Goo after the split, saying:

“I’d like to thank Goo for being the very best woman in the world,” he said. “She is the classiest and most-caring individual I have met to date, and I will always love her!

“I’d just like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who supported me and Goo and our relationship. It was not in vain. We are still great friends and I hope that our relationship can just be an example of how mature adults handle life and its seasons.”

We shall see. What do you think about Goo and Justin’s split?

The Lylas Are Coming: Bruno Mars’ Sisters Land A Reality Series On WE tv

April 12th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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Bruno Mars' four sisters (left to right) Jamie, Presley, Tahiti, and Tiara. (AP Photo/We TV)

Bruno Mars’ four sisters (left to right) Jamie, Presley, Tahiti, and Tiara. (AP Photo/We TV)

Bruno Mars is a star—and now his four sisters will be stars on television too. They will appear in a WE tv reality series documenting the process of recording their debut album. The sisters perform as The Lylas. The show will air this fall and include eight hour-long episodes, reports Black America Web.

For the show Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley Hernandez are moving from Hawaii to Los Angeles to join their older sister Jamie. It is produced by Asylum Entertainment.

“‘The Lylas’ are fierce, independent women, leaving their home — and in some cases, their relationships and kids – for a chance at pursuing their love of music,” said Lauren Gellert, SVP of production & development at WE tv, in a press statement. “Their story is one filled with all of the drama and chaos that comes from making a major life change, with the added spice of doing it alongside your sisters.”

Grammy winner Mars, who was born Peter Hernandez, moved from Hawaii in 2002 to live with Jamie in Los Angeles after he graduated from high school.

In 2010, Mars released his platinum-selling debut, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” followed by “Unorthodox Jukebox”  last year.

Sisters With A Reality Show: SWV Reportedly Lands Their Own “Docu-Series” On WE TV

March 13th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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With already Braxton Family Values and Mary Mary on WE tv (and oh yeah, if you were watching, Tamar & Vince), you can say that the cable channel for women is becoming the reality TV channel for black singers. And with all the success they’ve had with just those programs in just a few years, who can blame them for wanting to keep the money train going? That’s probably why the folks at WE tv have decided to help SWV, the very huge girl group from the ’90s (now extra grown women) with their comeback, as the ladies, or Sisters With Voices, are getting their own reality show on the channel. The show doesn’t have a name as of yet, but according to the site AlwaysAList.com, what you can expect is that viewers will finally find out why the ladies, Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, parted ways musically in the first place in 1997. On top of that, it will also follow the ladies in their quest to become relevant once again in the new R&B scene, and we’ll also get a glimpse into their personal lives. They reportedly filmed a pilot for the reality show last fall.

We know that the group reunited in 2005, have been touring sporadically and just this past November they performed together during Black Girls Rock! They put out a new album early last year called I Missed Us, and it actually did well on the Billboard charts, coming in at number one on the R&B charts, so they still have a strong fan base. Now will the fan base tune in to watch their reality show? We’ll have to wait and see, but there’s no doubt that the ladies are ready to be seen once again by all.

Are you excited for the new series?

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