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Who Should've Been Cast in 'Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood'

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Mona Scott Young has officially expanded her Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood franchise. After months of speculation the cast of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood is revealed with many wondering who some of the cast is and where they dug the rest up from. The "big" names on the show consist of Soulja Boy, Omarion, and Ray J. You may remember Lil Fizz, Young Berg, and Teairra Marie. But you won't get stoned if Hazel E, Yesi Ortiz, Sincere, and Nikki Mudarris don't ring a bell.

The aforementioned names round out the cast of the highly talked about, expected-to-be-ratchet series. However, many aren't as hype over the cast that's working on their second or third try into stardom. While the show is expected to do well being that Mona Scott has built a cult base that watches whatever she throws on TV, the list could use a few upgrades to better the cast and tune in more viewers.

If we had the casting in our hands, check out what celebrities we'd care to see on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood and why.

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The Game

The Game is no stranger to reality show (Marrying The Game) and now that his relationships with Tiffney Cambridge is completely over, he could switch to another VH1 series. Plus shedding light on his charity work would bring a much better light to the ratchet series.

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Karrueche

Yes she's not a celebrity, but are any of these people? She's relevant and her on-again off-again relationship with Chris Brown would bring the lovers and haters of Chrae tuning in.

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Mila J

She's just getting her name out there and she's relevant now so this would be a good platform for her to expand her presence. 

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Dawn Richard

Her quick reunion and break up with Danity Kane would've made for good Mona Scott TV.

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Blac Chyna and Tyga

The rise and fall of Blac Chyna and Tyga would've made for good, real TV. Plus Chyna's friends with Kim K so who knows if the Kardashian money maker would've made a quick appearance.

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Bow Wow

Bow Wow is going through a lot of changes and ACTUALLY working and doesn't need the show to show that. However it would've been good to see his transformation to Shad Moss from Bow Wow and an inside look on his everyday life.

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Miss Joie 

If we're adding The prince of 106th & Park, it also  would be cool to add his baby's mother. She's not only dating, and raising his daughter, but she also has branded herself to have a pretty interesting storyline.

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Quincy Brown

Diddy's step son is making a bigger presence in Hollywood and joining Love and Hip Hop would've been a good platform for him to catapult to a higher level—if that's what he wants. He seems to not be about the extreme ratchet qualities Mona's other show's have and his character would've probably helped bring up the show's credibility.

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Casper Smart

What better way to get over a break up with a highly publicized celebrity than join a reality show. Casper could be a new dynamic as he doesn't quite fit in the mold but could join as a choreographer to the casted stars trying to make a musical comeback.

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Bria and Shayne Murphy

The Murphy girls are working on their modeling career and we know they aren't camera shy. Their upcoming runway presence may or may not be helped by the LHHLA cast.

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Christina Milian

It's only fitting that Christina Milian heads to reality TV. From her entrepreneur projects, friendship with Karrueche, and recent break up with Jas Prince, her storyline would have us turning just for her.

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J Boog and Raz B

If you're going to add two of the four former members to B2K, let's add them all. Plus the interaction with Raz B would be tune-in worthy.

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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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Vivica A. Fox Explains Past Hesitance Behind 'Two Can Play That Game' Script

In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

In 2001, the romantic comedy debuted to fanfare, boasting an all-star cast of Morris Chestnut, Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and more. Directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop, Iverson, How To Be A Player), Fox plays a career driven person named Shante Smith who navigates a curveball when her boyfriend Keith Fenton (Chestnut) cheats on her with a co-worker.

After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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