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Queen Latifah Confirmed to Host the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Queen Latifah has landed quite an impressive gig. The daytime talk show host has been invited to host the 21st Annual Nobel Peace Prize concert-taking place in Oslo, Norway. According to ...

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Misty Copeland Gets New Show On Oxygen

Misty Copeland, who recently announced that she will be a featured soloist in the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center in D.C. next April, has ...

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Beyoncé’s New Single Might Debut Next Week

The rumor mill is swirling again now that we are fast approaching the Monday release of Beyonce’s box set, appropriately titled Beyoncé Platinum. There is reason to believe that her next ...

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Tracy Morgan Still Not Recovered From Highway Crash Injuries

Actor/Comedian Tracy Morgan is still hampered by the effects of the debilitating injuries he sustained from the horrific highway crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June ...

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Oprah Refused to Pay Hula Hoopers To Perform

Oprah has always been a hustler and this past fall she was on the road again, promoting her “Live the Life You Want Weekend” tour. The production made it rounds ...

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MTV Working on Documentary About White Racism

MTV has always been a force in the world of exploratory TV – they virtually initiated the blueprint with the birth of The Real World, and now they are taking ...

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From Ratchet to Riches: The Reality of Black Women on Reality TV

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Lifetime recently announced that it was cancelling its newest reality show, BAPs. BAPs stood for Black American Princesses and Princes and followed a crew of female and male friends who were allegedly affluent and part of the Black bourgeoisie of St. Louis. It seemed that...

Chrisette Michele Says She Regrets Doing Reality TV: “This Negativity is Tragic”

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Chrisette Michele now joins the long list of stars who let cameras follow their lives for reality TV, and regretted it soon after. The singer is slated to appear on TVOne’s “R&B Divas: LA” and already considers filming a mistake. She posted the below letter...

Lifetime Greenlights ‘BAPs,’ a New Reality Series About Black American Princesses

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If you thought the success of shows like Scandal, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots signaled the end of the reality show deluge and a rise in scripted shows targeting Black audiences you were wrong. Lifetime, the self-proclaimed network for...

The Formulaic Script Of Race & Reality TV

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While Black women are clearly underrepresented in films and on prime time comedies and dramas, the same cannot be said of our representation on reality television. The sheer number of reality programs on television today makes it difficult to determine if we are in some...

So Is BBWLA “The I Hate Draya Show” Now?

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I can’t tell if I’m watching the new season of Basketball Wives: LA because I’m a masochist or if I’m using it as a weekly reminder on the virtues of never becoming a miserable, insufferable jackass so desperate for cheap fame that I’m willing to...