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BET Set To Air Aaliyah 10-Yr. Anniversary Special

It’s been 10 years since we lost one of the most beautiful, influential and warm-hearted artists this music world has ever seen. To celebrate her life and remember all of her achievements BET will be airing a special entitled “Aaliyah: One In A Million”. Close friends and admirers to the singer such as Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Patti Labelle and Kelly Rowland will speak during the special.

The special is in conjunction with the networks “25 Days Of Aaliyah” and will air Aug. 25th at 8pm.

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Creator Of “Single Ladies” & LisaRaye Address Stacy Dash Rumors

Rumors have been flooding the internet that LisaRaye and Stacy Dash do not get along, and that ultimately LisaRaye got her fired from the show. Fans don’t know what to believe at this point but LisaRaye and creator of the show Stacy A. Littlejohn have spoken out to put the rumors to rest.

Lisaraye, who is currently on vacay said the following via FB:

As everyone know I am in Italy vacationing. I was just made aware of the lies that are being spread by Mediatakeout and other blogs that like to create false stories. I was not even aware that Stacy Dash had been fired from Single Ladies. Furthermore if she has been fired that is a network decision. I don’t have the power to get her fired nor do I have any beef with her. Now im going to go continue enjoying my vacation!

Then she got on Twitter saying:

Regarding the rumors swirling around “Single Ladies” all I know is that we’ll be back with Season 2 and I have no knowledge of anything else.

There has been no comment from Stacy Dash which to me is not a good sign but creator Stacy A. Littlejohn said this:

LisaRaye is a very strong woman and we love her, but she does not have that kind of power, nor at any time did she seek to influence any casting decisions. Furthermore, no cast member of Single Ladies has the power to get another cast member fired. the 6th grade back-stabbing that LisaRaye’s being accused of is completely the creation of uninformed, instigating internet gossip. Please don’t buy into it. Let’s just celebrate that we have a Season 2 coming!!!!

I am happy that these two ladies have come out to address the rumors but I still feel as though we have no final answer. If Stacy Dash is indeed no longer with the show I strongly predict a drop in ratings beginning with me.  She holds to much weight and is a vital part of the show.

It’s very sad when women can’t iron out the issues. Hopefully she’ll be around for season 2!

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‘Tia & Tamera’ Set Style Network Record

Between this show and TeenNick’s “90’s Are All That,” I think it’s safe to say that the 90’s are making a major comeback!

Sister, Sister stars and sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry premiered their reality show, Tia & Tamera, this past Monday on the Style Network.   I think the question of whether or not it’s a hit can be thrown out the window because the show has become the most watched series premiere ever on the network with a combined totals of two showings of nearly 1.5 million viewers.

Nice girls don’t always finish last.  In fact….they finish first! Go, divas, go!!!!

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George Lopez’s ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled

TBS Network announced just moments ago that they would be pulling the plug on George Lopez’s show Lopez Tonight.  Though the show has only been on air for two seasons, it became a late-night favorite among viewers.  Apparently, the change takes effect immediately which means tomorrow night’s show will be its last.  Guests are Raven Symone and Auggie Smith.

TBS released the following statement regarding the cancellation:

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight.  We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer.  TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his hard work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his hard work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”

According to E! Online, the comedian is already busy with other things.  He is set to co-host the ALMA Awards with Eva Longoria on September 16 and already has another sitcom in the works.

Best of luck to George.

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Video: Affion Crockett Impersonates Jay-Z, Kanye, Wayne and Cory Gunz to Promote FOX Show

We all know Affion Crockett for his dead-on impersonations of hip-hop celebrities in his stand up and on MTV’s Wild N’ Out.  The comedian is stepping out on his own with a show on FOX produced by Jamie Foxx.  In the Flow will be a sketch comedy show with an urban twist and feature guests each week.

This week, he released a YouTube clip promoting the show.  In it, he sounds and looks the part as he impersonates Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and his prodigy Cory Gunz.

It is HILARIOUS to say the least.  In the Flow premieres this Sunday, August 14.  Will you be watching?

 


Tamera Mowry Talks Marriage and Twin Telepathy

Who caught the premiere of Style Network’s reality show Tia & Tamera? I know I did.  In a reality television world filled with cat fights and drama, these sisters keep it classy and humorous as one prepares for motherhood and the other for a wedding.  One half of the Sister, Sister duo, Tamera Mowry-Housley, sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about married life and the show.  Highlights below:

On the show:

“My sister and I are going through some of the most vulnerable moments in a woman’s life…I’m getting married and Tia is getting ready to have her first child, and these events are happening at the same time, so although we want to be in each other’s lives, we can’t all of the time, and this causes some frustration and a lot of tears.”

On waiting 8 years before getting married:

“I never wanted to be married in the infatuation stage…A lot of the time when people get married in the infatuation, it will go down. That is inevitable. The infatuation stage will not last forever. I’d rather marry my husband in the stage where I know what I’m getting into and what it’s going to be like for our life together.”

On Tia giving birth and twin telepathy:

I actually felt one of her contractions! I knew she was having some type of pain–I felt it. Not only that, but I was craving the things she was craving, like nachos! I don’t even eat nachos…Tia and I have twin telepathy.  I know exactly what she’s thinking, I can feel her and I can sense her. All I have to do is look in her eyes and I can tell what she’s thinking and visa versa.”

On not ending up like the typical child star:

“I have to give all of the credit to our parents.  They’re really proud of what we do, but they have no interest in Hollywood, so they weren’t living vicariously through us, and they weren’t trying to be our best friends. They were our parents. They taught us that you shouldn’t identify yourself with Hollywood; identify yourself with yourself.”

Giving advice to young Hollywood stars:

“They identify themselves as if they’re working and if they’re not working, and some have this pious ‘I have this gift and I’m better than everyone else’ kind of attitude. So when it all goes away, they have nothing left. Just remember that Hollywood is not your life.”

On coming back into the spotlight:

“We have a huge fan base. They’ve been following us around for years, and because we’ve been so private, we felt like we owed it to them to let them know what our relationship is really like. Some will be really surprised because Tia and I don’t get along all of the time.”

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Lionsgate Launching ‘Tyler Perry Network?’

Oprah got her own network….why not Tyler Perry?

Lionsgate Films, the company that distributes Perry’s film, announced plans to hopefully give the media mogul a network of his own.  Says Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer:

“Tyler is one of those rare resources that one could launch a channel with. We have a lot of options if we choose to go down that path…”

The plan would be to buy and rebrand a not fully distributed channel or pursue a “nesting strategy” with a channel it already has.  Smart move.  Perry’s film have grossed $520 million dollars worldwide and his DVD’s have sold more than 40 million units.

Would you watch “Tyler TV?”

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