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Tamar Braxton Hints That Reality TV Cameras May Be Allowed In The Delivery Room When She Gives Birth
If you’re a fan of Tamar & Vince or Braxton Family Values, you know that the road to parenthood has been long for expectant couple Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert. Chances are you’ve heard Tamar yapping about not wanting a baby right now, to entertaining to idea of “popsicle babies” and even dramatically asking her big sister Towanda to carry her baby as a surrogate. Now that the youngest Braxton sister is with child and preparing to give birth very soon, she says that it would be unfair if she didn’t allow fans to witness it. During a recent interview with Hip Hollywood, the “Love & War” singer dished on why she wants to allow cameras in the delivery room and had a good laugh about her bestie Tiny spilling the beans on her baby’s sex. Check out some of what she had to say.
On Tamar & Vince cameras in the delivery room:
“I think we’re going to let them in as much as we can. You don’t want to bring your viewer all the way to the point where you went through In vitro, then it didn’t happen like that and it happened naturally. I just think it’s a story to tell and not to tell the whole story is kind of unfair. But you won’t be looking in my purse! My purse is off limits. I don’t even wanna see inside my purse!
On Halle Berry’s pregnancy:
“The one person I can look at and be like ‘Damn, she looks good’ is Halle Berry. I think she’s like 4 1/2 [months] because her little bump came out of nowhere. I think she’s killing it. She’s amazing. She’s 46 years old and you know she’s about to shut everybody down. I can’t wait to hurry up and have mine [laughs]. Halle Berry we are not going to compete with you. No thanks.”
On Tiny spilling the beans about her baby’s sex:
“I seen it [the video] and I cracked up. I thought it was funny. I can’t confirm or deny because I don’t want to tell anybody [laughs]. But you can believe whatever you wanna believe. What I will says is, until you hear from me, you should believe what I say! Tiny, I love her to pieces. She’s crazy. She’s so fun. I don’t think it was malicious. I won’t hold anything against her because I don’t think she spilled any beans.”
Hit the next page to hear Tamar chat it up and spill on wanting a ratchet baby shower.
The stats have remained consistant—African Americans watch more television than other demographics. And finally networks other than BET are trying to lure in black viewers, who make up about 13 percent of TV households and watch almost seven hours of programming per day.
Many networks are seeking out black viewers, especially some of the networks that target women. “These are women who watch a lot of television and don’t find a lot of programming out there,” Lauren Gellert, WEtv’s head of original production, told Yahoo. The network is attracting African-American viewers with such shows as Braxton Family Values; Mary, Mary; and Tamar & Vince, WEtv is adding even more shows that will appeal to black women -- Glam & Gold, with Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL player Aaron Ross, premieres this summer.
Over at OWN about 30 percent of its audience is black, says network president Erik Logan. Black women are tuning in particularly to the Saturday night slate, when such programs as the self-help show Iyanla: Fix My Life and reality series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s air. OWN is also beefing up its slate with the reality series Life with La Toya and Raising Whitley, both coming in April. According to Yahoo, OWN has seen double-digit ratings gains over the last year. And some analysts predict as much as a 10 percent ratings bump when the Tyler Perry sitcoms The Haves and the Have Nots and Love they Neighbor premiere on May 29.
Add in Bounce, Aspire, TV One, and Centric and there is much more programming for African Americans.
“There’s always room for a well-programmed network targeting a specific audience, especially one with such loyalty to television,” BET’s market research chief Matthew Barnhill told the site. Not to mention money to spend. African Americans would rank 15th in spending power if they were a country, says Barnhill. “The media is waking up to this opportunity.”
Don’t count out BET even with the new competition. The network is still number one with black adults 18 to 49 years old(excluding sports). ”We’re repositioning our brand,” says Barnhill. In order to compete with the other networks’ efforts to entice black viewers, BET isn’t just counting on the successes of the new shows Real Husband of Hollywood — the number one Tuesday telecast among black adults with 2.1 million viewers — and Second Generation Wayans, plus The Game, which returns March 26. But it is looking to continue to add more programming for its core demographic. “Our audience knows that we’re here 24/7 for them,” Barnhill says, while “the networks… dip their foot in the pool one or two nights a week.”
Here’s a little twist on the reality show game. According to the Huffington Post, Jamaican-American Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her football-playing husband Aaron Ross have signed on for a reality show.
She competes internationally for the United States, and has won the Olympic gold medal in the 4×400 meters relay at the 2004 Olympics, the 2008 Olympic Games and in the London 2012 Olympics. He is a cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguar. The couple met when they both attended the University of Texas.
Glam & Gold will be a summer series on the WE television network. The series will focus more on Richards-Ross. The series is already in the works–filming has begun in Austin and Jacksonville.
“My quest for Olympic gold wouldn’t have been possible without my family, who is behind me all the way! I am so looking forward to sharing our journey to grow our businesses and expand my career all while I try to keep my marriage first – something women can truly identify with,” said Richards-Ross is a press statement (via Hello Beautiful).
There are only a few Olympic medalists who manage to make more of their career than their medal-winning achievements. FloJo, Carl Lewis, and Mary Lou Retton come to mind. But, increasingly, you are seeing Olympic athletes work hard to make the most of their two weeks of fame. Ryan Lochte would be an example. Let’s see if Richards-Ross can add her name to this short list.
They’re Baaaaaack: Peep The Season 3 Sneak Peek Of “Braxton Family Values” And The Beef Between Tamar And…Everybody
If you were like us around here and were wondering when you were going to get your Braxton fix again (and I’m not talking Tamar and Vince. Thanks…but no thanks), good news, the show will be back on March 14. And by the sound of the press release about the new season and what the sneak peek shows us, they’ll be having a lot of fun and dealing with a lot of drama (and you know Tamar is involved in a lot of it). So what can you expect in March? Toni is busy trying to juggle a new movie role (for the Lifetime movie Twist of Faith) and personal problems; Trina and Gabe are making an effort to work on their marriage again, same for sister Towanda and her man Andre; Traci gets into motorcycle riding (and bright blonde hair), and Tamar gets heat from her sisters for becoming extremely focused on her own show and singing career. As the dramatic press release puts it, “Issues from the past and the Braxton ladies’ ongoing competitiveness—especially when it comes to music endeavors—threaten the longstanding Braxton family like never before.”
You can notice the tension and shade being thrown in the sneak peek. In it, the sisters and their mom (minus Tamar) go on a Roman holiday, where they smash grapes, go topless and have fun. You can also get a glimpse at a rift growing between the ladies and Tamar, especially between her and Towanda, which is something that their mother, Evelyn, asks her to step up and fix. New season, new mess, and you know you’ve missed it. Check out the sneak peek and let us know if you’ll be tuning for the new season, premiering in March.
After appearing alongside her sisters on WEtv’s hit original series, Braxton Family Values, Tamar Braxton is set to break off into her own limelight, alongside husband Vincent Herbert, in the aptly titled series, Tamar & Vince.
Aiming to keep viewers entertained with her sassiness, the 10-episode spinoff revolves around the couple’s rigorous schedule of balancing their three year marriage in addition to a wide variety of career driven goals.
During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, we caught up with the singer-songwriter as she opened up on the new series and recording her as-yet-untitled Streamline/Interscope Records release.
After landing success with Braxton Family Values, what inspired you and Vince to do your very own spin off show?
Well the number one thing would be the fans. They really wanted to know who Tamar really is, and how does Vince put up with this loud mouth, opinionated young woman? And then the network wanted us to do the show. At first we were like, “I don’t think so.” It took a lot, but then we decided to do it, because we felt it was necessary to show all sides of us.
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Remember when Tamar Braxton said she puts away her “divatude” when it comes to her husband? That was a lie.
Today, WeTV released a “first look” at The Braxton’s reality show spinoff “Tamar and Vince” a.k.a All Tamar, All The Time and if anything that divatude is turned all the way up.
Tamar Braxton has said that “Tamar and Vince” is a chance for her to show her fans her “wife” side as opposed to the “sister” side we see on Braxton Family Values.
This new show will follow Tamar in her ongoing pursuit of pop super stardom, with husband Vince Herbert helping and supporting her every step of the way.
In Tamar’s world, anything can happen, but Vince is always there to be the voice of reason, and bring her back down to earth. Viewers will get an inside look at their complicated yet devoted relationship, including how their upscale lifestyle must adjust as Vince recovers from a recent life-threatening health scare.
There aren’t a lot of examples of strong marriages on television today and it’s nice to see Tamar and Vince together. However, despite Tamar’s sing-song voiceover in this clip, their relationship seems more “dysfunctional” than “fairytale” but maybe that’s only what the commercial is showing. I’m sure WETv is promoting the whole “Tamar is the loud one and Vince is the laid back one, opposites attract and live happily ever after” thing. That’s cute and all, but him saying “I’m stuck here” after less than four years of marriage is not a good sign. I’m guessing he was kidding?
We all know that reality shows starring married couples often end up chronicling the end of that marriage but Tamar says that’s not happening for them. She told Jet Magazine ”reality TV marriages fail because they’re being fake, and then when they see it on TV they argue.” In this promo, it looks like all this couple does is argue so I don’t know what she meant by that.
Maybe the reality show curse won’t fall on them. They say they’re each other’s best friend and they’ve definitely been through a lot together. But after watching this promo, we can only hope they make it to season 2 without getting divorced dot com.
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Sanya Richards Ross hasn’t only won during the Olympic games this past week, she’s also winning off the field. WEtv just announced that the 400-meter Olympic gold medalist will have a reality show on their network next season. Deadline reports:
The TV pilot stems from a development deal WE had with unscripted production company Good Clean Fun (Tia & Tamera). It was shot in Austin before Richards-Ross left for London and offers an insider’s look at her rigorous training regime as well as her personal life. Richards-Ross is married to two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross who just signed a 3-year $15 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The reality series reveals the often intense rivalry between the hyper competitive couple. (Ross was in the stands on Sunday cheering on his wife with her parents when she won the Olympic gold.) The TV project also provides a behind-the-scenes look at Richard-Ross’ inner circle that includes her mother Sharon acting as her agent, her father Archie working as her manager and her sister Shari as her business partner. Sanya and Aaron are not strangers to WE — their nuptials were featured on the channel’s show Platinum Weddings.
Shout out to WE for balancing out black women’s representation on reality TV. Coming behind the “Braxton Family Values” and “Mary Mary,” I expect nothing but good things from this new show.
Will you watch?
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Grammy winners. Gospel duo. Wives. Mothers. Erica and Tina Campbell, sister-songstresses better known as Mary Mary, are showcasing snippets of their life in a new WEtv series. The show, which aptly uses their stage name as its title, gives fans—old and new— a peek into sisters’ lives as performers, parents and even Erica’s pregnancy! The series rolls out as Mary Mary continues to perform, tour and record new music while running busy lives on the home front. Erica and husband, producer/songwriter Warryn Campbell, raise three children and eventually a newborn baby. Meanwhile Tina and husband, Ricky Minor Band drummer Teddy Campbell, balance raising a blended family of four while Teddy plays nightly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There’s a dollop family and professional feuding (their sister/stylist Goo clashes with their manager Mitch and Erica and Tina have seven siblings), but in the end, family trumps all. Whether as Mary Mary or simply Erica and Tina, music and family are their true passion, and they are determined to reach even greater heights—together.
Tune into WEtv every Thursday 9 ET/8CT to catch episodes of Mary Mary.
For a sneak peak at the season, watch the video below.
I absolutely love “Braxton Family Values” — love love love! Season 2 of the series will debut Nov. 10, switching to Thursday nights at 9/8 c on WeTV. It is clear from the trailer below that Toni, Tamar, Trina, Towanda, Traci, and even Mama Evelyn are picking up right where they left off.
Are you excited to tune in to Season 2 of “Braxton Family Values”? I’ll certainly be watching.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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