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5 Reasons Why We Love "La La’s Full Court Life"

With all the various reality shows out these days, watching television has turned into a continuous loop of a train wreck we just can’t escape.  But finally, a breath of fresh air that makes reality television worth watching again – La La’s Full Court Life!  The show, which is scheduled to premiere tonight on VH1, follows La La as she transitions from her quiet life in Denver to the concrete jungle of New York City when her hubby Carmelo is traded to the Knicks and we couldn’t be more excited.  Here are five reasons why we love La La’s Full Court Life.

Black Love

Even after being together about 8 years, La La and Carmelo still seem to ooze love every time we see them.  Sure their lives aren’t perfect, even with all that cash, but there is no denying the mush written all over their faces when they’re near each other.  With all the reports in the media about how dire the black marriage crisis is, it’s nice to see images of La La and ‘Melo happy, successful and in love on our screens to show us that black love is alive and well!

La La’s Big, Fat, Crazy Family

With her cousin Dice at her side and the rest of her family blowing up her phone every five minutes for Knicks tickets, it’s clear that La La’s family is not that different from any of ours.  They drive her crazy, make her laugh and are always there for support when she needs them, and that’s something we need more of on television.

It’s In New York

Not sure about anyone else, but seeing reality show after reality show set in LA or Miami as if those are the only two exciting cities on earth was just boring.  Yeah we know, New York has had its time to shine in other shows, but seeing as how both La La and ‘Melo are NYC bred (and ‘Melo plays for the Knicks), it’s only fitting that La La shoot a show about her life in the city where her dreams began.

La La Seems Down To Earth

A career in entertainment, married to ‘Melo and surrounded by celebrity friends like Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams, La La is definitely living the high life, yet despite it all she seems to be as normal as the rest of us.  On the show we see La La open up about everything from being lonely out in Denver to struggling with her weight and the crazy demands of juggling her new marriage, a career and motherhood.  These are issues that many of us can relate to and La La’s Full Court Life shows us that even with money, celebrities can be more like us that we think.

There’s No Glass Throwing, Circles Or Catfights

Unlike other reality shows that we love to hate like Basketball Wives, La La’s Full Court Life is not full of immature, pseudo celebrities looking for a come up.  La La is not an ex-wife or a fiancée, she’s a wife with a career that had her in the spotlight long before ‘Melo or this reality show and her crew isn’t full of frienemies who gossip behind each other’s backs and have dinner together with the sole purpose of getting drunk and jumping over tables.  La La and her girls are grown women with a lot to lose and could care less about being “in the circle” because quite frankly they are the “circle” other reality show chicks strive to be in.  Instead of showcasing the negatives, La La shows us what true friendship is supposed to look like, and that programs where women aren’t cursing, fighting, backstabbing and simply embarrassing themselves, are still worth watching.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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