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Wish List: 5 Things We Want to See on ‘The Game’ Season 5

Vixens, vixens! The Game is back for its fifth season tonight (Jan. 10), and we're anticipating a lot of drama and good laughs. We've been ride or die with this show since the beginning, and although we side-eyed most of the last season, we're banking on more character depth, better acting and exposing some of the cliffhangers. Sans Brittany Daniel this time around, the original cast--Tia Mowry Hardrict, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Pooch Hall, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez--is back with Brandy in tow! The singer will play Jason Pitts' new girlfriend. Interesting, right? Even the guest list is long for this upcoming stint: Selita Ebanks, NeNe Leakes, Tika Sumpter, Estelle, Loretta Devine, Star Jones and more!

Check out what else VV is dying to see this season!

Brandy and Jason Pitts dynamic.
These two are playing an interesting couple. While Jason is used to being the showy cheapskate, Brandy brings some sassy energy to the mix. Could she make Jason see his flaws? Will this be "the one" to take Pitts down the aisle again? Seeing the dynamic between the former Saber and his new wifey should make for a good story line.

Melanie Barnett-Davis style upgrade.
We love Tia Mowry, but her character was struggling with her style last season. The newlywed was seen in dowdy threads and makeup that wasn't always flattering. We get it; they want to make her more mature, but honestly, we like the old Melanie Barnett from seasons two and three! She was vivrant, trendy and stylish without overdosing on expensive fashion. Let's get back to that this season, okay?

Melanie and Tasha Mack make up.
Without Kelly, we need a female camaraderie. Sure, Melanie fired Tasha, but we need Ms. Mack to get over it. The smart-mouthed remarks will definitely make for a few good laughs, but the show needs some female unity in the mix. Can they just kiss and make up?
Reveal the abortion tale.
Remember last season's finale? Well, Melanie dropped an abortion bombed, and we're anxiously waiting to see whose baby it really was. Dr. Burnett was a rowdy (borderline promiscuous) chick in previous seasons, so there could be a lot more to this storyline than we think! Derwin better not let this go in the new season. Ah, how we love with the plot thickens!


Tae Heckard
First a groupie, then a wife. Lashontae has made it a long way on this show. Honestly, we like what she adds to the storyline. At first, she's just a ditzy woman leaning on some paychecks, but after putting Melanie in her place last season, we respect her. Not only is she no dummy, she'll bring style and that female cameraderie we're looking for...

Watch BET tonight (Jan. 10) at 10PM for the season premiere!

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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