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TV Shows We Wish Weren't Cancelled

TV just isn’t the same anymore. We used to be able to tune in to watch sitcoms that were actually funny and occasionally tackled societal issues, get a fix of drama and  a glimpse of our favorite musicians at work on shows like MTV's Diary. Now, unfortunately, there’s only reality TV.

As we went through a nostalgic wish for the good ol’ days of TV shows, we whipped up a list of shows that made for good TV nice upon a time. Flip through to relive them.

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Diary

MTV’s Diary gave viewers the ultimate look into their favorite celebrities' hectic lives. Now we look to Twitter and Instagram to get a look into their world but nothing would quite fill the void like a relaunching of this show. Many have appeared on the show during their rise to ultimate stardom like Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Aaliyah, but imagine now if Rihanna or Drake could have a episode.

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Rap City

Since Big Tigger packed up his basement and left BET there has been an unfillable void. He always had the best guests, kept us up on the latest hip-hop and gave always gave an impromptu freestyle that made us wonder why he never released an album of his own. Watching the BET of today always makes us wish Rap City and Big Tigger would return and pick up where they left off.

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Making the Video

Watching people like Nelly and Diddy make their videos gave us the VIP access we always wanted. Now we are left to settle for videos premiering on websites leaving us wondering about what happened on the set. Making the Video, please come back and fill this void.

Living Single

Things done changed for the young, professional Black women of the world and dating has become more a nuisance than a joy. Living Single was a TV show that represented the trials and tribulations of love when it came to black yuppies and we are in dire need of it again. With a nice, younger switch up of the cast, the new generation would be sure to tune.

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A Different World

This show did an amazing job at discussing issues that faced young students at HBCUs whether big or small. It gave the prospective student an idea of what to expect and was so funny and charismatic that it made people want to attend the fictional institution of Hillman College. There will never be another Whitley, Freddie, Dwayne or Lena but if revived, we would give it a try.

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New York Undercover

JC and Eddie supplied much action as they hit the New York City streets trying to catch notorious gangsters and misfits. The show unfortunately lost its fizz after Eddie was tragically killed off. This TV drama was classic and may be best left alone. TV One and Centric re-runs will suffice.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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