Category Archives: Film & TV

Mimi Faust: A ‘Woe Is Me’ Tale As To Why She May Be The Way She Is (For Those Who Give A D*mn)

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*Its always interesting when a writer attempts to do the job of a psychoanalyst. Yes, many of us are deep thinkers, or at least we’d like to think that we are; but bless our hearts, we join the masses when it comes to having and sharing our opinions…After all, they are free.

This is not a slight on the writer of the 5 points below – which offer potential reasons as to why VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star, Mimi Faust, is the way she is; which would possibly lend a clue as to why she made the “poor decision to release an adult film.”

I suppose one could argue with the obvious judgement call that assumes Faust’s decision was actually a poor one. After all, time will tell right? Continue reading

Wendy Says ‘Take Several Seats’ (As in Sit Down Now!) to Mom Who Wants To Be Son’s Prom Date

Wendy and prom mother*When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.

Nor could Wendy.

Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was  5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend. Continue reading

Kandi Burrus’ Nuptials Less Charmed After Prenup Introduction

 

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

 

*Oh man! Nothing can put a nasty taste in the mouth of a marriage like a prenup.

Dang…Must we do this sweetie?

Unfortunately, “yes we must,” was the answer according to actions taken by Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss.

Thus the planned wedding between Burruss and her betrothed, Todd Tucker went off with a hitch and was anything but simple.  Especially since Mama Joyce, Kandi’s mother, has always suspected Todd to be in it for her daughters money. Continue reading

Hey Black Woman: How’d You Like A Network Designed Just For You? It’s Coming…

centric*Fact: “At more than 10 million strong, and in control of 20 billion dollars in buying power, the African American woman is an increasingly powerful, yet often overlooked consumer,” said Louis Carr, BET Networks President of Broadcast and Media Sales.

With this is mind, Centric, BET‘s 24-hour music and entertainment network, has formed an exciting new partnership with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, the partnership will bring the axed by VH1 hit, “Single Ladies” and “The Queen Latifah Show” (which will air in primetime) to the network, and re-brand Centric as the first network designed for the Black woman.

Now you’re talkin’…And there’s more! Continue reading

Actin’ A Fool Comes in All Shapes, Sizes and Yes, Cultures: Lebanese Teen Kicks Mom in Face on TV (Watch)

Lebanese, 600*Hands in the air if you feel this boy needs his a** whipped!

Excuse me, I just had to get that out.

In America, shows like Jerry Springer come to mind. His was the first to show us individuals, couples, families on TV with the intention of “working stuff out” only to show us how they could demonstrate what an absolute fool acts like.

Well let’s go across the pond, where we get to view a Lebanese television show dedicated to resolving family conflicts. The one aforementioned apparently, didn’t work out.

And that’s putting it mildly. Continue reading

‘Kid President’ Gets His Own TV Show So He Can ‘Make the World A Little More Awesome’

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“Kid President”

He has interviewed Beyoncé, actor Steve Carell, and even Mr. President, Barack Obama himself. So is it any surprise that Hollywood execs think it’s about time to give this little tyke his own show?

When Kid President, aka Robby Novak (pictured) proclaimed on Wednesday via YouTube, “I want to make the world a little more awesome!” He was letting us know he has landed his very own TV docu-series.

That’s right! Lil man, excuse me, Mister Lil Man,  will host a series on the family-friendly Hub Network entitled, “Kid President:  Declaration of Awesome.” Continue reading

Stephanie Allain, Director of L.A. Film Festival, To Moderate Upcoming ‘Day of Black Docs’ at AFI

Stephanie-Allain, hosts Day of Black Docs

Stephanie Allain

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – April 3, 2014 – The Black Association Of Documentary Filmmakers West (“BAD West”) has announced that Stephanie Allain, Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, will moderate their 8th annual “Day of Black Docs” being held Saturday, April 12th, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the American Film Institute (AFI) Mark Goodson Theater, 2021 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Three documentaries, “God Loves Uganda”, “The Black Line: Profiles of African American Women”, and “Be Known” will be screened, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and moderated by Ms. Allain. Continue reading

Dr. Boyce Watkins Wants Answers from ‘Boondocks’ Creator, Aaron McGruder on Mysterious Exit from Show

cfb1Boondocks-080911*Boondocks fans probably know that the fourth (and final) season of the show is on its way. Based on the comic strip of the same name, the Boondocks is a no-nonsense, off-the-cuff, intelligent teen-adult animated episodic; that is the brainchild of creator, Aaron McGruder.

Too bad he won’t be returning with it.

McGruder’s exit, after three seasons, along with the cryptic goodbye on his Facebook page that follows, has caught the attention of one fan in particular.

And while everyone within earshot of the news about his departure may stand in stunned silence, Dr. Boyce Watkins does not.

The man wants details (and so do we!). Continue reading