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4 Ways to Survive Being 'The New Girl'

Being the new girl in a group of women can get very ugly, very quickly (can you say Basketball Wives?). It may not be your forté to float through a room like a social butterfly, but it is possible to blend seamlessly into a new circle of ladies if you're mindful of a few things.

Don't let social awkwardness or the fear of new people break you out into a cold sweat. Accept the next invitation to link with a new flock of women with confidence by enlisting these four easy-to-remember strategies.

1. Smile!

Disarm any "hatin" off the bat by flashing your pearly whites. Look like you're elated to be there, not that you were dragged there by your tresses. If you leave the ladies with the impression that you are bubbly and personable, they will be more inclined to include you in the festivities. However, beware of  plastering a forced grin on your face all night, otherwise you'll wind up looking like a deranged cheerleader.

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2. Be (Kinda) Generous With Personal Information

Notice I didn't say be generous with other people's personal information. Follow this key rule: If you wouldn't fill it out on a questionnaire, don't share! For instance, say "I love this restaurant" versus "my boyfriend and I love this restaurant."

Don't scare away potential girlfriends with info overload. Let them get to know who you are before you volunteer the goodies about the cast of characters in your life. Remember: These women are strangers so don't say anything to them about yourself that you wouldn't want to hear back from someone else.

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3. Two-Drink Max!

The reputation of the girl who didn't respect her limit is a dangerous rep to acquire. Making a fool of yourself in front a small group of people is the least of your worries if unflattering pictures (or a video clip) hit the web. Even if you pride yourself on a high-alcohol tolerance, be cautious and keep the drinks number at two.

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4. Do Not Pry

Women are notorious competitors with one another. The history these women have eclipses your newfound friendships, so don't take it personal if you aren't "up" on the inside jokes. Instead, work on forming your own memories and be present in the moment. If you pry for information you aren't privy to, you may be labeled as nosey. No one wants to be the stereotypical busybody breaking up all the fun.

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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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