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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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2019 Academy Awards: 'Black Panther,' Spike Lee, Regina King Among The Nominees

The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday (Jan. 22), and some of our favorites are up for some big awards. The highly-coveted nominations were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

Black Panther is up for seven awards, including Best Picture. It will be up against the likes of BlacKkKlansman for the night's biggest honor. The Spike Lee-joint is up for six awards including Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Adam Driver), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Barry Jenkins garnered a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for If Beale Street Could Talk.

As for acting awards, Regina King was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in If Beale Street Could Talk. The role won her a Golden Globe Award earlier this month. Mahershala Ali is also up for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Green Book. If he wins, this will be his second Academy Award.

Hip-hop also got a some love from the Academy. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s collaboration “All The Stars” from the film Black Panther was nominated for “Best Original Song.” This means the song’s writers K. Dot, SZA, Al Shux, Sounwave, and Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith could all go home with a statuette at the end of the night. Ludwig Goransson also may receive a win for his work on Black Panther's Original Score.

The Oscars have been under a microscope as of late, due to controversy surrounding the initial host for the event, Kevin Hart, and his nearly-decade old homophobic tweets. After stepping down from his role amidst scrutiny, the event will not have a host.

The 91 Annual Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24 at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater. Take a look at the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice

Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) Adam McKay (Vice) Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best Actress Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) Glenn Close (The Wife) Olivia Colman (The Favourite) Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Actor Christian Bale (Vice) Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams (Vice) Marina de Tavira (Roma) Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) Emma Stone (The Favourite) Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali (Green Book) Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Costume Design The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres) Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter) The Favourite (Sandy Powell) Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell) Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)

Best Sound Editing Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man A Quiet Place Roma

Best Sound Mixing Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man Roma A Star Is Born

Best Animated Short Animal Behaviour Bao Late Afternoon One Small Step Weekends

Best Live-Action Short Detainment Fauve Marguerite Mother Skin

Best Film Editing BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown) Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman) The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis) Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito) Vice (Hank Corwin)

Best Original Score Black Panther (Ludwig Grandson) BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard) If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell) Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat) Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)

Best Documentary Feature Free Solo Hale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons RBG

Best Documentary Short Subject Black Sheep End Game Lifeboat A Night at the Garden Period. End of Sentence.

Best Foreign-Language Film Capernaum (Lebanon) Cold War (Poland) Never Look Away (Germany) Roma (Mexico) Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Production Design Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton) First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas) Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim) Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)

Best Visual Effects Avengers: Infinity War Christopher Robin First Man Ready Player One Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Cinematography The Favourite (Robbie Ryan) Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel) Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique) Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling B order Mary Queen of Scots Vice

Best Animated Feature Incredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Adapted Screenplay A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott) If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

Best Original Screenplay The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara) First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga) Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) Vice (Adam McKay)

Best Original Song "All the Stars" (Black Panther, written by Kendrick Lamar, Al Shux, Sounwave, SZA and Anthony Tiffith) Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA

"I'll Fight" (RBG, written by Diane Warren) Performed by Jennifer Hudson

"The Place Where Lost Things Go" (Mary Poppins Returns, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) Performed by Emily Blunt

"Shallow" (A Star Is Born, written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt) Performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

"When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch) Performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson

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2 Chainz Highlights His Riches And Accomplishments On “Stay Woke Freestyle”

Rightfully so, it’s no secret that 2 Chainz’s levels of bragging can reach astronomical heights. But when he lays it on wax for listeners, it’s more of a motivational tool to get your own piece of the pie than another artist displaying their wealth.

On Monday (Jan. 21), the “Spend It” rapper released “Stay Woke Freestyle” to fanfare. The nearly three-minute song places the Atlanta native in a space of reflection while letting fans know that his season of rap domination is upon us.

He kicks it off: “I got a bag, I’m working/ Her bag, is Birkin/ My past, ain’t perfect/ I brag, on purpose.” Produced by Buddha Bless, the single begins with an interpolation of Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” hit and "Swag Surfin" by Fast Life Yungstaz. The flow is also reminiscent of what fans can expect from 2 Chainz, a topic that was recently brought into contention when Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” song and video supposedly took its cue from not only him, but also Soulja Boy.

In early 2018, 2 Chainz announced the forthcoming release of his next studio album, Rap Or Go To The League. Within the announcement, the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music artist said the project will speak to the racial climate of America today.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community, this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t,” he said.

With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community , this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn't ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE ! pic.twitter.com/F1BRPL3mRR

— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 17, 2018

Spin the melody below.

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French Authorities Reportedly Investigating Rape Claim Against Chris Brown

French authorities are reportedly investigating Chris Brown after a woman allegedly accused the R&B singer of rape. According to the French tabloid, Closer, a 24-year-old woman claims that Brown raped her in his hotel room.

The unidentified woman alleges that she met Brown at a Parisian night club in rue de Ponthieu, near the Champs-Elysées, on the night of Jan. 15 into Jan. 16, before heading back to his room at the La Mandarin Oriental. The woman also accused Brown’s bodyguard of abuse, Closer reports.

Brown was recently spotted taking in the festivities of Paris Fashion Week, and smooching rumored flame, Ammika Harris. The “Undecided” singer shared video from dance rehearsal in the French city over the weekend. He has not commented on the reported rape allegation.

Brown is currently embroiled in a separate civil lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Brown's friend, Lowell Grissom, during a party at the Grammy winner's home last year. Brown requested that the lawsuit be dismissed.

“For the last 10 years anybody who comes at him should know they're going to meet the full force of my firm,” the Virginia native's lawyer, Mark Geragos, warned in an interview last year.

The woman has since filed court documents on Jan. 7, asking a judge to block Brown’s request that she give up phone and text records citing privacy concerns. According to The Blast, the woman asserts that she already turned over hundreds of documents, including text messages, emails and medical records.

 

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