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Reality TV Shows We’ll Take and the Ones They Can Cancel

Here are the old and new series we’ll take and the others we’ll gladly leave.

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“Girlfriend Confidential”

This is Eva Marcille’s new show. Though we’re a little concerned about her over-the-top personality, we’re excited to see four working girls handling their business in the industry. They have their own money and they’re own careers, plus they’re friends in real life, not girls forced to hang around with each other for the cameras. There should definitely be less drama and more substance.

“La La’s Full Court Life”

Rather than watch pretend basketball wives, we'd rather watch a real one. La La puts all the gold-digging groupies to shame as a wife and mother with her own career and business ventures. We love that she’s so down to earth with her besties like Dice, Po, and Kelly Rowland. VH1 should consider making this an hour-long show.

“Styled By June”

We live for the Juniverse on Monday nights. June Ambrose keeps it classy when she’s working with her clients, we get a little insight into some of our favorite celebs’ style hang-ups and we pick up a few fashion tips along the way. What’s not to love?

“Hollywood Ex-Wives”

If it weren’t for Will Smith and Eddie Murphy’s ex-wives being on this new VH1 reality series, we might have to give it a pass. But, we are sort of curious to know what it was like being married to these two Blockbuster funnymen. The ladies, who are also friends in real life, say they’re out to prove that they are more than past trophy wives, and we could definitely use an example of that.

 

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“Basketball Wives”

It's season 4, and all we’ve seen is Evelyn and Tami cuss every cast member out--upside down and sideways. Suzie’s irrelevant, Kenya and Kesha aren’t all that entertaining, Shaunie just observes, and Royce and Jen don’t add a whole lot without drama with Evelyn so there isn’t much else to see. If it comes down to watching 30 minutes of that every week, we’ll pass on that show too. As far as the LA cast, it was hard to get into those ladies to begin with, so we won’t miss a second season if there isn’t one.

“Love & Hip-Hop”

Without Chrissy and Emily B., this show just won’t be the same. When it comes to the Atlanta version of the show, no one knows who will star in it for sure, but we’re not too into any of the women rumored to appear so far. If Chrissy and Jim Jones’ spin-off gets the green light, and if by some miracle Fab and Em get their own show, we’ll gladly trade in Love & Hip-Hop to see these couples up close.

“Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Last season wasn’t that bad, but with two of the cast members already having their own spin-offs, it could be overkill seeing Kim and Kandi that much—plus we’re not sure we could take Marlo every week if she does end up replacing Sheree. This show really falls somewhere in limbo. We’ll definitely watch next season if there is one, but if there isn’t, we won't cry.

“Braxton Family Values”

It's a great show, Toni is making her exit. And with Tamar getting her own spin-off with Vince, there just isn’t much substance left after that. We definitely want to know what’s up with Trina and Towanda’s doomed marriages, but without all of the sisters there it just wouldn’t feel right.

“Queen of Strip”

We’re not sure how much truth there is to the rumor that VH1 is putting together a show on strippers at King of Diamonds in Miami, but just in case it is a thought, we want to go on record as saying we’d like the network to leave that idea where it currently resides—in their heads. This is a side of women we don’t need to see every week.

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Whitney Houston's Close Friend Robyn Crawford Details Romantic Relationship In New Memoir

Whitney Houston's personal life has been explored ten times over since her untimely passing in 2012 but one of her closest friends wants to share with the world the Whitney she knew and ultimately fell in love with.

In excerpts to People Wednesday (Nov. 6), Robyn Crawford presents a strong bond between the two in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. The singer and Crawford met in their youth while working at a summer camp in East Orange, New Jersey. From there, their friendship blossomed into something more romantic. With homophobia running rampant in the 80s, Crawford says they never looked at labels but enjoyed the experiences they shared together.

“We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay,” writes Crawford. “We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”

As their journey continued, Whitney's star began to rise which put allegedly put their romance on ice. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” writes Crawford. "Because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us....and back in the ’80s, that’s how it felt. I kept it safe. I found comfort in my silence.”

Whitney's relationship with Crawford was mentioned in the 2018 documentary Whitney. Created by the singer's estate, the film focused on the singer's legacy and didn't include first-hand accounts from Crawford. Family members were weary of their special friendship.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary.

But Crawford is finally ready to tell her own story while "lifting" Houston's legacy.

“I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship,” she tells People. "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston is expected to hit bookshelves this fall.

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.

 

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