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7 Must-See Shows to Watch in January 2013

For the TV junkies, the dreaded “winter hiatus” is among us. But don't fret, January brings loads of drama filled series. Check out our cheat sheet of this season's must watch TV.

1. The Big Bang Theory

Whether you're a science nerd, or in need of a sarcastic fix, this sitcom is for you. The show’s premise revolves around a group of socially awkward physics professors in California navigating through life with their hot next door neighbor, Penny. The hot and cold relationship between Penny and Leonard, Howard's outrageous outfit choices, and the quotable “Bazinga” of Sheldon are sure to keep us  entertained. The series took a while to catch fire, but it's now syndicated on TBS, FOX and CBS.

The show returns to CBS January 3.

Vibe Vixen The Mindy Project2. The Mindy Project

If you have an affinity for deadpan sarcasm, than the The Mindy Project is great for you. Mindy is a gynecologist who is on a quest for love. She battles with her figure, her co-workers and the men of New York City. Find out what happens after Mindy discovers she is the "other woman" and publicly dumps her two timing boyfriend.

The show returns to FOX on January 8.

Vibe Vixen Scandal3. Scandal

Shonda Rhimes strikes gold once again with her hit drama Scandal. Watch as Washington D.C. crisis management expert Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) pieces together the lives of her clients while simultaneously fawning after her lover Fitzgerald Grant, the President of the United States. This popular show is suspenseful, shocking, and trust me you need those commercial breaks to recover.

The show return on January 10.

Vibe Vixen 30 Rock4. 30 Rock

Tina Fey's unpredictable cult favorite comedy is unfortunately coming to an end in it's seventh season. But Liz and the gang aren't going to leave their fans in tears without a few laugh.

Tune in to see shenanigans of Tracy Jordan, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy January 10 on NBC.

Vibe Vixen HBO Girls5. Girls

Olivia Pope, Mindy Lahiri and Hannah  Horvath are proving that the quintessential leading lady is no longer a rail thin, 5-foot-6 blonde.

Follow Hannah Horvath as she and her friends traverse life in the Big Apple without the glitz and glamour of having the perfect career, perfect boyfriend and perfect self image. "Girls" is a raw look at life in the city for real women who aren't afraid to make mistakes and experience life as gritty as it is.

It returns to HBO on January 13.

Vibe Vixen Modern Family6. Modern Family

"Modern Family" follows three families—mockumentary style—who are all related through the patriarch Jay and his two children Claire and Mitchell. Each family represents a family in America: Jay is married to a much younger woman, Gloria who has a son from a previous marriage, while Mitch and Cameron are a gay couple who have adopted a Vietnemese baby, Lily. While the premise may sound typical, the writers never cease to fill the script with sarcastic quips, priceless stolen glances, and valuable life lessons.

Watch as Gloria and Jay prepare to welcome their new baby, and Cam and Mitchell continue on their quest for another baby.

"Modern Family" returns to ABC on January 16.

Vibe Vixen Parks and Recreation7. Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope and the crew at the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee Indiana are nothing short of amusing. The sitcom is a spinoff of the popular series "The Office", taking after its mockumentary camera style. You won't find another character on TV more lovable and endearing than Leslie Knope as she goes through hell to make sure her inner circle is tight. Each episode is replete with sarcasm from April Ludgate and bonehead remarks from Andy Dweyer.

"Parks and Recreation" returns to NBC on January 17.

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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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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