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5 Reality TV Shows That We'd Love To See Produced

Are you tired of reality TV shows? Are you tired of watching a bunch of grown-ass women argue and bicker over a bunch of petty things (see above!)? Are you tired of watching people who are famous for doing, well, "nothing" spending their lives being followed by cameras? Are you tired of all the drama that reality TV brings? Say it with us: Hell no!

You might pretend like you hate reality TV—we'll admit: it's not exactly the highest form of entertainment—but when it comes right down to it, you've got your DVR set every week for at least one reality TV show, if not more. So, with that in mind, we have to ask: What are some other reality TV shows that you'd like to see moving forward? We have a few that we'd be interested in watching—or, rather, that we think you would be interested in watching. So, we put together a list of 5 Reality TV Shows That We'd Love To See Produced Soon. If these shows were real, we bet you'd be tuned in.—Chris Yuscavage

The Working Title: Groupie Love
The Stars: Draya Michele, Candy Deep Throat, Bibi Jones
Why It Would Be Great: You want to see drama? This would be drama. All three of the ladies listed here have had high-profile relationships with professional athletes. And all three have tried to overcome their reputations to do bigger and better things with their lives. That's not always easy, though. And this reality show would document them and show the struggles that they go through as a group as they try and pursue their dreams and prove to people that they're more than just groupies. If nothing else, it would amount to a whole lot of drama.

The Working Title: The Big Picture
The Stars: Cameramen from a handful of major tabloids and tabloid sites, including People, TMZ, National Enquirer, and OK!
Why It Would Be Great: There's a war going on outside no celebrity is safe from! And that "war" is the one that goes on amongst tabloid photographers everyday as they try and land shots of celebrities that will help them pay their bills. In this reality TV show, we'd follow a few different photographers to see what it's really like to be part of the paparazzi. All we ever hear is bad things about them. This show would humanize them and, of course, show all the crap they have to take from celebrities on a regular basis these days. [Ed. note: Yes, we know that several networks have tried this approach to a reality TV show, but we need to see it done bigger and better in 2012!]

The Working Title: Crew Love
The Stars: Members of a rap entourage
Why It Would Be Great: Life is glamorous for most rappers. They drink the most expensive champagne on the menu, talk to the baddest chicks in the club, and…well, you can imagine all of the other perks that come with being a young, famous rapper. But, what it's like to be the guy who has to book flights for Drake? Or, the guy responsible for keeping A$AP Rocky's sneakers clean? Or, the guy who posts tweets for 50 Cent? This reality TV show would give an inside look at what actually goes on inside of a rap entourage. It'd be great to convince someone like Drizzy to allow his crew to do this. But, we think that just about any rap entourage could keep us entertained.

The Working Title: I Used To Be A Video Vixen...
The Stars: Melyssa Ford, Buffie the Body, Ki Toy Johnson
Why It Would Be Great: What happens to video vixens when rappers stop calling them to appear in their videos? The video work probably wasn't paying all that well to begin with and they're not traditional "models" by any stretch of the imagination, so we'd imagine that a lot of girls have a hard time capitalizing off their 15 minutes of fame. Very few of them transition to Hollywood or launch super successful careers, and most seemingly disappear off the face of the Earth once their run is up. This reality TV series would get a group of them together out in Los Angeles, force them to bond over their experiences, and then let the fireworks fly. If you want drama, this would have it.

The Working Title: Christina Milian's Crazy Life
The Star: Christina Milian
Why It Would Be Great: We know she was the "Social Media Correspondent" for The Voice (whatever that is) this year, but what we really want to know is what else Miss Milian has been up to lately. Random? Eh, sort of. But, at the same time, she has everything that it takes to be successful on reality TV. Rocky love life? Check! Uncertainty about her career? Check! A personal life that's filled with drama? Check! All she needs is cameras filming her every move to let us in on what's really happening with her right now. C'mon, reality TV producers: This is a hit waiting to happen!

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Kerry Washington To Star In And Produce 'American Son' Netflix Adaptation

Kerry Washington's Broadway banger, American Son, will be making its on-screen debut with Netflix.

Steven Pasquale (The Good Wife), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl), Eugene Lee (A Soldier’s Play) and Washington will be reprising their groundbreaking roles from the thought-provoking Broadway production. Kenny Leon, who served as the play's original director, will be directing the picture and producing the film alongside the former Scandal actress.

The 41-year-old made the announcement on Monday night (Jan. 21) while appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where she gushed over her role as Kendra and the play's exploration into an interracial families search for their missing son in a Florida police station.

I love you @jimmyfallon 😍 thanks for letting me come on @FallonTonight and share this thrilling news about #AmericanSonPlay 😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/5sk97I4Co6

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 22, 2019

Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said in a statement, “We are honored to work with Kerry Washington, [director] Kenny Leon, [writer] Christopher Demos-Brown and the entire cast to bring this story from the Broadway stage to our members around the world.”

The American Son production will come to a close this Sunday (Jan. 27) after a two month running at the Booth Theatre beginning in Nov. 2018. Watch Kerry Washington gush over American Son below.

 

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Meek Mill, Jay-Z Push Criminal Justice Initiative REFORM

Since Meek Mill's release from prison in April 2018, the Philadelphia native embarked on a new journey to help those unjustly trapped by the criminal justice system while fighting his own personal case.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the MMG rapper, Jay-Z, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, social activist Van Jones, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and more announced the launch of REFORM, an organization that aims to tackle the criminal justice system's perils by implementing effective strategies to revamp its current state. Jones will also serve as CEO.

Part of the organization will highlight the establishment of a fair parole/probation system, a mandate that has followed Meek Mill since his late teens. Recently, the "Trauma" artist expressed his desire to end his parole, which he's been under state supervision for over a decade.

I just wanna get off probation I been on this shit my whole adult life ... 11 years of asking for permission 🤯

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 22, 2019

https://t.co/2JcOpnV9JN getting beat up by the cops like this was normal where I come from .... a cop beat me worse than this and I got charged for hurting his hand ... I guess I hit his hand wit my face too hard and that was assault 🤷🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/nK4UFgwruc

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 22, 2019

On the subject of Mill's case, Jay-Z penned an op-ed for the New York Times where he highlights the country's crippling parole system. "The specifics of Meek's case inspired me to write this. But it's time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day," he wrote in late 2017. "The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison."

Pulling together a team to be the voice for the voiceless #REFORM @REFORM #FightDifferent pic.twitter.com/PN9dnJFOp4

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 23, 2019

Congratulations and thank you to @REFORM CEO, @VanJones68 #FightDifferent #REFORM pic.twitter.com/9qt7mj13Ka

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 23, 2019

HAPPENING NOW: @MeekMill and Jay-Z join forces with leaders in the music, sports and business world to announce the launch of, REFORM Alliance, a new criminal justice reform organization. https://t.co/Y12cjQCZJ7

Watch on Facebook live: https://t.co/vqmxQRhOne pic.twitter.com/m3n4Ncr0dY

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 23, 2019

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Suspect Arrested In Sexual Assault Case Of Woman Who Gave Birth While Incapacitated

Earlier this month, a woman who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade gave birth to a boy on Dec. 29. The delivery immediately raised red flags and launched an investigation to find the suspect that raped her. Now, on Wednesday morning (Jan. 23), Phoenix police announced the arrest of a nurse that worked at Hacienda HealthCare facility, where the unidentified woman is a patient.

Nathan Sutherland, 36, was arrested and charged with vulnerable adult abuse and sexual assault, the Associated Press reports. Sutherland, who's been an employee at Hacienda since 2011, was the 29-year-old woman's care provider, according to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, and his DNA matched the authorities' gathered evidence.

In a statement published by KTAR News, the facility's Executive Vice President Gary Orman said the company "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved."

The woman's family discussed their daughter's health condition in a statement issued to NBC News. "She has significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood," according to the family's attorney. "She does not speak but has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck. Their daughter responds to sound and is able to make facial gestures. The important thing is that she is a beloved daughter, albeit with significant intellectual disabilities."

The Huffington Post also notes that two doctors previously came under fire for the incident. One doctor was suspended while the other resigned. The doctor who was suspended was handed that mandate after authorities deemed he "placed the health and welfare of AHCCCS members in danger."

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