iyanla: fix my life

Unraveling Nice-Nasty Christianity

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“The Fighting Temptations” is one of the funniest, tongue-in-cheek depictions of the Pentecostal Baptist church. The 2003 movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and uses humor to expose the wickedness flowing through some church pews. In the film, Gooding navigates church politics to...

DMX Wants “Iyanla: Fix My Life” Footage Pulled From OWN Network, Threatens Legal Action

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OWN executives certainly hoped the premiere episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” with DMX would cause a stir to draw ratings, but even they couldn’t foresee the drama that snowballed after the airing. Since DMX and Iyanla Vanzant’s confrontation premiered on OWN on April 13th,...

Sheree Whitfield Opens Up About Divorce and “Chateau Sheree” on “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

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After a firestorm of negative press surrounding DMX’s appearance on the season premiere episode, Iyanla Vanzant is moving on with her controversial series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” as scheduled. The next show will feature former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmate Sheree Whitfield as she struggles...

The Fine Line Between Entertainment & Exploitation

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I’ve always liked DMX’s persona. That, of course, comes with some qualifiers. I had to ignore the violent and misogynistic imagery in most of his lyrics, which I was much more willing to do in X’s heyday a decade ago, than now.  I liked his...

DMX Blows Up at Iyanla Vanzant on Season Premiere of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

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Iyanla Vanzant has her hands full with the newest guest on her popular OWN show, “Iyanla: Fix My Life”: rapper DMX (née Earl Simmons). The artist lashes out at Vanzant in the season two premiere of the series, airing Saturday, April 13 at 9PM EST....