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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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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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