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Did You Forget? The Worst Reality Shows of All Time

Brothers to Brutha

Reality has taken over TV waves. Between the season finale of LHHNY and the season premiere of LHHATL, we never have to take a break from the fighting to reconciliation or on-screen cheating to baby drama. MTV's Real World began the saga into following unknown people around to record their every moves over 20 years ago and it hasn't stopped since.

Between all the strangers forced to live together, competition based, or family followed shows, there are few that have lasted many seasons like American Idol, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or The Bachelor. Take a look at the failed reality shows we either forgot they made or still wonder why they made them.


Brothers to Brutha

What's worse a reality show about a group we know nothing about or a group trying to get their big break while the world doesn't watches? Who cares? The show lasted as long about as their careers: one season.

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Mo'Nique's Fat Chance

Mo'Nique's Fat Chance

This show didn't stand any chances--let's leave the pageantry to Toddlers and Tiaras.

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Flavor of Love

The clocks, the girls, or Flavor Flav--this show turned our stomachs and we're not referring to Hottie microwaving the uncooked chicken or the girl who pooped on the floor .

Real Chance of Love Real Chance of Love

The long hair and cowboy antics they incorporated in this attention-craving show had us running for the hills. After Flavor of Love and I Love NY, we just couldn't do anymore of the Flavor Flav spin-off dating shows.

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Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

The only thing that stemmed from this family-unfriendly show was the incorporation of mothers in the spotlight and when we think of Mama Jones and Mama Dee, this element should have ended with Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie.

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 All My Babies Mamas

All My Babies' Mamas

The show's title explains why we are happy it was cancelled before it even began.

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They may have learned how to dive, but this show was a flop.

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Born to Dance

Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson

The only person's antics we could tolerate on TV is Diddy. His choreographers spin-off show looked more like a "Who Wants to Work For Laurieann" then who actually wanted to make it big as a dancer.

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Running Russell Simmons

Running Russell Simmons

A show to showcase that the team of beautiful women that do your work sounds as boring as the show was to watch.

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What Chilli Wants

What Chilli Wants

Between her infatuation with her son and her laundry list of qualities her dream man MUST have, this failed attempt at reality let us know that Chilli really wants to be alone. Even Obama couldn't live up to her list.

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Ev and Ocho

Ev & Ocho

Who could forget the quicky courtship, quick marriage, and even quicker divorce? This couple confirmed our suspicion that this show was created for their love of money and not each other.

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Special Delivery

Brandy: Special Delivery

The show wasn't so much of a problem--the fake marriage put on for TV ratings and to save Brandy's at-one-time squeaky clean image bothered us more. We're just happy Brandy's over that phase and walking down the aisle soon--for real this time.

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I Love NY

I Love New York

Let's get this straight: Tiffany Pollard aka "New York" goes on Flavor of Love, gets kicked off season 1 to be brought back season 2, then get's her own spin-off shows? We hate her reality shows, but we love her hustle.

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Deion and Pilar

Deion and Pilar "Prime Time Love"

Viewers weren't convinced the show would work because we saw them headed for splitsville. They made better TV during their nasty divorce proceedings than their show ever did.

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Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke

Watching famous people complain about rich people problems never makes for good TV, unless you're the Kardashians.

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Sinbad: It's Just Family

The only family America is willing to extort is the Kardashian klan.

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Hair Battle Spectacular

Hair Battle Spectacular

Unless you're looking for a style for an actual hair battle, this show was unrealistic. The outcomes were cool but I can't see how practical a hair made dress is in my everyday life.

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Charm School

Charm School

If we had to see anymore Flavor of Love contestants on TV we were going to scream, so we decided to not watch.

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Being Bobby Brown

Being Bobby Brown

No one needed to know what life was like as Bobby Brown. The perogative singer had us all looking sideways at his questionable antics. Just glad it was a short-lived glimpse into his reality.

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Ocho Cinco

Ocho Cinco: The Ultimate Catch

Just ask Evelyn why this show was a fail.

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TO Show

The T.O. Show

T.O. had more things to worry about than this TV show and the networks couldn't agree more.

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Coolio's Rule

Coolio's Rules

Rule #1 that we wish Coolio followed: No struggle braids. If he can't follow that one simple rule, he doesn't need an entire show forcing others to follow his.

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Ice T's Rap School

Teaching prep Caucasian kids how to rap wasn't our idea of good TV.

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Preachers Daughters

Preacher's Daughter

They always say preacher kids are the worst and this show confirmed it. Luckily they cut the series short before more church kids secrets were exposed.

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Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills

The black version of MTV's The Hills didn't have have the same success as it thought it would. We can handle it on MTV but prefer not to have to on BET.

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College Hill

College Hill

For a college show, we rarely saw them being studious. Either the views or the universities weren't feeling the show, but from a college graduate, I wasn't sad to see this misconception of college reality show off the air.

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Ray J

For the Love of Ray J

We wonder if in this short lived series, he hit all of these girls first?

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From Gs to Gents

From G's to Gents

The only thing they did correctly was have Fonsworth Bentley, but even his swag couldn't keep this show from tanking.

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Lil Kim

Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown

A countdown reality show until someone goes to jail isn't a number one seller. The only thing we counted down was the day the show was over.

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Michael Vick Project

The Michael Vick Project

When we want redemption, we change our lives. When celebrities want redemption, they get a reality show. Unfortunately, not even BET could help Vick.

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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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