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Reality TV Recap: Fantasia & Aunt Clash; Real & Chance Are Shark Whisperers

Fantasia For Real

On last night's episode, Fantasia wanted her first single to be “Even Angels” as a result of her London concert being a success (the fans were very receptive to that song in particular). However, the label had other plans and decided that “Bittersweet” was the single (they basically showed that they owned her). Aside from music, Fanny’s aunt Bunny was still trying to steer her away from the possibility of being with a married man by coercing her into going speed dating. The idea was for them to experience it together but Fanny expressed that she wasn’t ready for something like that while on the way to the venue and Aunt Bunny demanded to be let out of the car so that she could go alone, and stormed off in a huff. (Bunny actually met people but we’ll have to see if anything happens with that in future episodes). They made up later, but it was revealed Fantasia and her aunt had tension stemming from the infamous confrontation in episode one. However, we know that family in general has a lot of drama to work out so this isn’t the end of it. Fanny goes to therapy but it seems like the whole Barrino crew needs some serious professional help.


LaLa's Full Court Wedding

Last night we watched La La juggle wedding planning with planning for Carmelo’s impending birthday. She said that birthdays were a big deal to her family so she planned to do it up for her boo but she had to go to New York first to get the location and food details squared away for her nuptials. While on a one day trip to NYC, she met up with her wedding planner, her mom, her cousin and Angela Beyince (Beyonce’s cousin) who helped her make some final decisions. By the end of her trip she realized that her wedding planner had everything on lock and decided to ease up a bit. She capped her Big Apple trip off with a family dinner (she hadn’t seen her relatives in a while) and went back to La La Land with her cousin in tow (who agreed to live with her until the wedding was over), where she prepped for Melo’s born day. Carmelo’s actual birthday was low-key during the day. Some of his friends chilled at their crib and kicked it by playing spades, etc. Little Kiyan presented his daddy with a sweet card while La La gave him a $16,000 watch (must be nice). They capped the night off with a birthday party at a swank club where celebs like Ciara, Tyrese and more came through to show love.


Real And Chance: Legend Hunters

Real and Chance went to The Bahamas to become shark whisperers (yeah, we don’t know what the heck that is either). Apparently, shark whisperers are foolhardy people who enjoy swimming and socializing with sharks. The point is to show the sharks who is boss (have we not learned from the crocodile hunter?). Real and Chance first practiced their marine encounter in a tank full of sea lions. The idea was they had to conquer sea lions before they could think about sharks. By the way, Chance couldn’t really swim so of course, foolery ensued. The pair had a screaming match with the sea lion. Whoever was the loudest was the winner. They won (surprise, surprise) and proved that they were ready for the sharks. Long story short, they swam with the sharks for a little while until the sharks started getting really aggressive, which scared them. However, they were gifted with pink t-shirts that signified them becoming honorary shark whisperers. Alrighty, then…

 

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

D.L. Hughley joined Chappelle for dinner and commented on R.Kelly and the forthcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, which outlines sexual assault allegations against the late singer.

"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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Andre 3000 Stars In New Space Thriller 'High Life'

A new space thriller is coming to theaters this year. Andre 3000 will star in the new film alongside Twilight's Robert Pattinson in High Life, and the first trailer looks pretty intense.

The feature focuses on a group of criminals who are coerced into a mission to travel towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source. They are also forced to undergo sexual experiments while in outer space. The 2-minute preview features Pattinson and Andre 3000 as they struggle to survive on the spaceship.

High Life originally premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 2018. It received positive reviews from numerous film critics.

"High Life is as visually arresting as it is challenging, confounding, and ultimately rewarding - which is to say it's everything film fans expect from director Claire Denis," Rotten Tomatoes said of the film.

The film is written and directed by Claire Denis. High Life will hit theaters on Apr. 12. Watch the new trailer in the video above.

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