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- 10/16/11--19:38: _'Bridezillas': Momm...
- 10/17/11--21:00: _'Basketball Wives L...
- 10/17/11--21:09: _'The Wendy Williams...
- 10/17/11--21:12: _'The Talk': Sheryl ...
- 10/17/11--21:22: _'La La's Full Court...
- 10/17/11--21:24: _The T.O. Show': Shi...
- 10/18/11--21:41: _'106 & Park': Kid D...
- 10/18/11--21:43: _'The X Factor': Dex...
- 10/18/11--21:45: _'Reed Between The L...
- 10/18/11--21:47: _'Man Up': Henry Sim...
- 10/18/11--21:50: _'The Gayle King Sho...
- 10/19/11--21:55: _'Oprah's Lifeclass'...
- 10/19/11--21:58: _'The Wendy Williams...
- 10/19/11--22:00: _Happy Endings': Dam...
- 10/19/11--22:02: _'ANTM': Bre Goes Do...
- 10/19/11--22:05: _'The Daily Show w J...
- 10/20/11--20:09: _'Project Runway': K...
- 10/20/11--20:11: _'The Wendy Williams...
- 10/20/11--20:14: _'The Talk': Iman: M...
- 10/20/11--20:16: _The Gayle King Show...
- 10/16/11--19:38: 'Bridezillas': Momma Be My Caterer
- 10/17/11--21:00: 'Basketball Wives LA': Laura Is Leaving
- 10/17/11--21:09: 'The Wendy Williams Show': Jennifer Holliday Still Snubbed
- 10/17/11--21:12: 'The Talk': Sheryl and Kimora Smackdown
- 10/17/11--21:22: 'La La's Full Court Life': Daddy Is My Favorite
- 10/17/11--21:24: The T.O. Show': Shirtless T.O. and Tyson Beckford
- 10/18/11--21:41: '106 & Park': Kid Daytona Digs Padma
- 10/18/11--21:43: 'The X Factor': Dexter Haygood, Still Homeless
- 10/18/11--21:45: 'Reed Between The Lines': Hair Raising Issues
- 10/18/11--21:47: 'Man Up': Henry Simmons
- 10/18/11--21:50: 'The Gayle King Show': Angela Bassett Performs
- 10/19/11--21:55: 'Oprah's Lifeclass': Most Important Advice Ever
- 10/19/11--21:58: 'The Wendy Williams Show': Bobby Brown A Televised Comeback
- 10/19/11--22:00: Happy Endings': Damon Wayans Jr. in Black Comedy
- 10/19/11--22:02: 'ANTM': Bre Goes Down Screaming
- 10/19/11--22:05: 'The Daily Show w Jon Stewart': Al Sharpton Slams Herman Cain
- 10/20/11--20:09: 'Project Runway': Kimberly Goldson Is Brooklyn
- 10/20/11--20:11: 'The Wendy Williams Show': Trya: Secret Love Life
- 10/20/11--20:14: 'The Talk': Iman: Mother Bought My Education
- 10/20/11--20:16: The Gayle King Show': Al Sharpton on Fatherhood
Filed under: Daily Drama'Bridezillas': Momma Be My Caterer
Tifani, the Louisiana bride has issues. Tifani is obviously paying for the wedding herself. Tifani is cutting costs everywhere she can even having her mother be the caterer for her reception. If it was not enough imposition on her mother, Tifani still insists that her mother provide Tifani with a taste sampling of the food to be served. This preposterous move has Tifani sitting at the dining room table while her mother brings in one family dish after another for her Bridezilla daughter to taste. Fortunately, mother has a bit of attitude herself as she nearly shoves the food and spoon down her daughter's throat.
Bridezillas, Sun., 9PM on WeTV
Filed under: Daily Drama'Basketball Wives LA': Laura Is Leaving
Laura and her sister Gloria popped in to visit their parents. The two are originally from Oakland, Ca. and they returned there to have Gloria's kid christened. Gloria's man, Matt Barnes, is holding a basketball camp in town while they are all there. Laura decides to drop a bomb on her family while they are all gathered in the kitchen. Laura announces that she is moving to Orlando that weekend. By the reaction of the others it must be a shock. What wasn't said but can be alluded to, thanks to the internet, is that father of Laura's kids still lives in Orlando. Laura does mention that she wants her kids to be closer to their Dad. One can't help but consider the fact that Laura has no money might be another catalyst for the move. Her parents take a little time to digest the news that their daughter will no longer be living in the same state.
Basketball Wives LA, Mon., 8PM on VH1
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Wendy Williams Show': Jennifer Holliday Still Snubbed
Jennifer Holliday still holds a grudge about the 2006 remake of "Dreamgirls". Wendy asked a forthright and loquacious Jennifer Holliday, who played the Effie role in the original stage play, if she saw the movie version. Jennifer answered with a perturbation. The audience went nuts. Wendy enjoyed the audience's discovery of the animated Jennifer Holliday. Wendy's audience seems mixed with young and old. It is quite possible that many people in the audience didn't know why Jennifer Holliday is such a big deal. Jennifer gave everyone something to "ooo" and "ahhh" about. Jennifer and Wendy are good friends and therefore, Wendy knew what buttons to push. Wendy asked the divorcee how long she was married and followed that up with, "Did he take advantage of you?" The audience gasped. Jennifer said no and added that she has always had good luck with male relationships. Wendy asked if she cooked. After Jennifer said no, Wendy responded with, "well then you must have another talent (smirk)." The audience loved that as well.
Jennifer weighed in on the morality of Fantasia playing Mahalia Jackson, given the allegation that Fantasia is having a baby by a married man. Jennifer had quite a bit to say and didn't not spare Oprah either. Watch the clip to see what she has to say about Oprah.
The Wendy Williams Show, Weekdays Syndicated
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Talk': Sheryl and Kimora Smackdown
Comedienne Sheryl Underwood, The Steve Harvey Radio Show, is still a guest host on The Talk. Kimora Lee (formerly Simmons) joined her friend Sheryl and the rest of the cast at the table. The discussion became heated when they talked about cussing in the presence of the President of the United States. Julie brought up the clip where Lady GaGa performed for the former President Bill Clinton and let a few expletives fly. Sheryl found it unbecoming to use such language in public in front of the President. Kimora jumped in with empirical evidence, citing that she has been in the presence of Barack Obama. Sheryl immediate interrupted to correct Kimora for calling him Barack and not President Obama. The audience was on the side of Sheryl. Then the discussion got even more heated when they talked about cussing in front of their children. Sheryl represented the old school black southern genteel position of no cussing by the children or the parents in front of each other. Kimora took the position that cussing is just words and as long as you teach your children not to use it, even when they hear their parents using it, then all is well. Things almost got out of hand after that, watch the clip.
The Talk Weekdays, 2PM on CBS
Filed under: Daily Drama'La La's Full Court Life': Daddy Is My Favorite
La La was taking a well-deserved respite from New York city and house searching. La La relaxed in her Los Angeles home while she entertained her son, Kiyan. She quizzed Kiyan about where he preferred to live. When she asked him what's your favorite between New York, Los Angeles and Denver, he picked the NYC. Why did he prefer the NYC, because it's new to him still? La La was hoping for a different answer. The conversation headed toward the "kids always say the darnest thing" territory when La La asked Kiyan if he missed his father. Kiyan said "I miss Dad a lot, Dad is my favorite". La La was slightly taken aback and asked what about me, but Kiyan repeated the same answer. La La realized how funny the situation was so she called Melo so that he could hear Kiyan say that.
La La's Full Court Life, Mon., 9PM on VH1
Filed under: Daily Drama'The T.O. Show': Shirtless T.O. and Tyson Beckford
Terrell and his staff continue to pursue acting gigs for Terrell. Mo has set up an audition for Terrell. This time Terrell is auditioning for a play. Terrell tells Mo he is not nervous to audition live in front of several people. The confident Terrell reminds her that he is a performer and he performs live. Terrell walks into the room with the director on stage. They ask him to improvise based on a scenario. Unbeknownst to Terrell, Angie Stone inserted herself into his scene and Terrell has to play off of her. T.O. delivers. The director tells him he has a role for T.O. Mo is incredibly excited and proclaims T.O. the second coming of Denzel Washington, a title T.O. rejects.
It turns out the part that T.O. plays may be a late addition just for him to be inserted into a scene. T.O. plays one of several shirtless ball players in a scene. Before the show Tyson Beckford helps instigate developing a character name for T.O. Later Tyson refers to T.O. by that new character name. The audience seemed to enjoy the performance. Long lines formed in hopes of getting the autographs to the male leads.
The T.O. Show, Monday, 9:30PM on VH1
Filed under: Daily Drama'106 & Park': Kid Daytona Digs Padma
Kid Daytonais part of the BET Music Matters crew and he is straight from the Bronx. His sound is all New York. He was asked by Rosci, "JayZ, Biggie, or Nas", she referred to his preference of New York artists? Without hesitation Kid Daytona said Nas. Kid Daytona is nice, he is a lyricist like the old school "MC's" and is all east coast in sound and delivery. Kid Daytona stepped onto the stage to plug the release of his new video,"Padma (So Buttery)" for the 106 and Park audience. Rosci didn't know the reference to Padma, but most people know that she is "The Fly Indian Joint" as Kid Daytona described her. Padma Lakshmi is the super-model/chef and judge on "Top Chef". We give out big props to Kid Daytona for throwing out lyrics featuring a Top Chef. "So Buttery" should be self -explanatory but if it isn't, it just means she's all that goodness.
106&Park, Daily, 6PM on BET
Filed under: Daily Drama'The X Factor': Dexter Haygood, Still Homeless
Dexter Haygood is part of the Nicole Scherzinger camp and last night he found out if he made it to the big stage. In the interview before sitting down with Nicole, Dexter mentioned that he was the most motivated because he has nothing. There were plenty of tearful moments in the two-hour elimination special. Dexter Haygood reminded all of us that he lives in his car and his prized possession is his rock n roll jacket. Dexter may doubt Dexter, and even Nicole said he is very inconsistent, but that is not all she said. Nicole stared in Dexter's eyes and said, "My heart says one thing and my head says another thing." Ultimately she went with her heart, "But I have a big, big heart , and I've decided to go with my heart". Dexter hugged Nicole and sobbed real tears. Dexter ran out and leapt into the pool with his jeans and boots on, now that is Rock N Roll.
The X Factor, Wednesday / Thursday, 8PM on NBC
Filed under: Daily Drama'Reed Between The Lines': Hair Raising Issues
"Let's Talk About Hair", was the name of this episode of "Reed Between The Lines". The episode dealt with the love/hate relationship black women have with their hair. I give "Reed Between The Lines" credit for trying to tackle issues and pepper those issues with humor and education. The hair issue for Black women is always ripe for plundering. The issue is the oldest daughter, Kaci, played by Zoe Soul has curly long hair. Some would call Kaci's hair "good hair". When Kaci is asked to wear a wig for the school play she is unsure until a potential love interest tells her he loves her hair (wig). Mom (Tracee Ellis Ross) uses a hot iron to press out little Kaci's hair. Kaci gets more compliments, and then Kaci is busted in the bathroom preparing to give herself a home "perm". Mom stops her just in time, and the lesson begins. It's all about how beautiful her natural hair is and how ridiculous it is to change her hair for a boy. Kaci insists that she loves the new style because it's beautiful and not because of the boy. The bottom line, not only is perming you hair permanently damaging to the hair, but if that is your style of beauty, seek a professional to perm the hair. As lessons and jokes go, this episode had more lessons than jokes.
Reed Between The Lines, Tuesdays, 10PM on BET
Filed under: Daily Drama'Man Up': Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons plays Grant Sweet, the ultimate male, handsome, athletic, chivalrous, everything women say they want. Grant is in an interracial relationship, one of many, on primetime TV this year. This series is about the man-child. Christopher Moynihan, who plays Craig, created the show. To sum it up, all these guys want to do is play video games and a bit of basketball, not that, that is a bad thing. Bridgette is a "sexy" woman who's ex-husband is Kenny. Bridgette's new beau is Grant (Henry Simmons), the Adonis meant to make Kenny insanely jealous. There isn't a major point to the show that I could find but Seinfeld proved that doesn't really matter. One silly moment happened when; Theresa asks Bridgette if she is just using Grant to mess with Kenny's head. Bridgette, of course, says no. Theresa then asks Bridgette to tell her Grant's last name. Bridgette pauses, then points in Grant's direction, "Does he even need one"?".
Man Up, Tuesday, 8:30PM on ABC
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Gayle King Show': Angela Bassett Performs
Gayle asked Angela to perform the now famous "word-bridge" in the Broadway play called, "Mountaintop". Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson star in the well heralded play, "Mountaintop". Mountaintop is the "reimagining" of the night before Dr. martin Luther King Jr. was murdered. Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson are on stage for the full 90 minute play, there are no intermissions. EW (Entertainment Weekly) referred to Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson as the King and Queen of Broadway, high praise. Gayle gushed several times stating she is a huge fan of both the play and the actors. The play first opened in England, where they worked out any small kinks. Oddly enough, when the play ran in England, it ran sans the much beloved "word-bridge". According to Angela Bassett, the word-bridge is how the director, Leon Talley, and the writer, Katori Hall referred to her powerful "monologue" delivered directly to the audience. Gayle said the audience clapped and gasped at the Broadway performance of the word-bridge. Gayle asked Angela if she was permitted to do a portion of the word-bridge (away from stage) in hopes of getting her to recite or perform a portion. It worked, as Angela quietly relented and gave a truncated rendition of the piece. Angela was concerned that the audience would not experience the full effort of the words because the many visual elements from the stage were not present. .
The Gayle King Show, Weekdays, 10AM on OWN
Filed under: Daily Drama. 'Oprah's Lifeclass': Most Important Advice Ever
Oprah calls it "One of the most powerful lessons any of us can ever know, when you know better you do better". It was Oprah's great mentor, Maya Angelou, which imparted that gem to her. Oprah lives by the words of Maya Angelou, sitting, listening and learning at Miss Angelou's feet, literally. Oprah has felt deeply connected to Maya Angelou even before she met her in an interview. When Oprah first read, I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, in her childhood she was hooked on the writer. Years later, Oprah interviewed Maya Angelou and they became friends shortly thereafter. They have known each other for more than 20 years and Oprah still seeks sage advice from the scribe de vie.
Oprah's Lifeclass, Weekdays 8PM on OWN
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Wendy Williams Show': Bobby Brown A Televised Comeback
Go ahead and call it a "comeback" since Bobby Brown is nothing like LL Cool J. Bobby Brown has been announcing a New Edition comeback for decades it seems. There was a period when Bobby didn't want to be a part of the comeback, but now he needs it. Wendy is more in love with Johnny Gil that Bobby Brown. Wendy describes in sumptuous food terms the delicacy of Johnny Gil's face and skin. Chocolate brown smooth skin, Wendy pined. Wendy asked a favor of Bobby (through the TV screen) to give Johnny Gil lots of face time on the yet to be announced reality show. Yes, Bobby wants back into the reality TV game, to focus on the tour and comeback of New Edition. I happen to think this is a great idea and perfect timing. Had the comeback happened sooner maybe they would not have gotten a reality deal. When Bobby and Whitney broke the surface of the earth with their crazy reality show, it created a need for us to see more of them. That need has not been quenched.
The Wendy Williams Show, Weekdays, Syndicated
Filed under: Daily Drama'Happy Endings': Damon Wayans Jr. in Black Comedy
"Happy Endings"at it's best seems like an episode of "Friends" except the black person on Happy Endings speaks. Damon Wayans Jr. had a very funny role in tonight's show. Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show w Jon Stewart plays Wayans boss on the show and he was hilarious. The two actors got to play off of one another and the chemistry was apparent. Damon Wayans is fresh comedian with good timing. Larry Wilmore is certainly a veteran in his own right. Larry plays a straight forward, no nonsense boss that doesn't care for the ebullient Wayan's character. Larry's character has a few flaws, the most obvious one being he has an eating problem. Every time he eats food lands and sticks to his face. He must have no sensation because he never feels the errant particulars while they litter his face. Wayan's character has difficult being candid with the boss and therefore lets the embarrassment continue for far too long. Suffice it to say that the boss alerted to his eating problem and Wayan's apparent timidity.
Happy Endings, Wednesday, 9:30PM on ABC
Filed under: Daily Drama'ANTM': Bre Goes Down Screaming
One of the biggest supermodels comes on set to help the girls rock the fashion shoot. The queen of posing, Coco Rocha agreed to be in the middle of a melee a trios fight scene. Aggression was encouraged, as two models per scene were to pretend fighting with Coco in the middle. Bre aka Brittany Skullark took the fight scene aggression too literally. Bre screamed and kicked throughout the photo shoot. Coco Rocha stopped and complained that Bre was scaring her, with the screams. Bre obviously doesn't know the difference between professional intensity and reckless abandon. In the end, Bre had very weak poses and wound up in the bottom two. Tyra did not have Bre's picture in her hand so it was lights out for Bre.
America's Next Top Model, Wednesday 9PM CW
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Daily Show w Jon Stewart': Al Sharpton Slams Herman Cain
Jon Stewart asked Civil rights leader turned TV host, Al Sharpton if civil rights groups were excited that two black presidential candidates could possible face each other at the polls. Wicked smooth tongue Al Sharpton retorted with, "People that side that guys like me were only supporting Obama because he was black. Well Cain is southern black, no interracial parents, and I wouldn't support Cain if he was running against a white guy." Jon Stewart laughs and seemed relieved. Al Sharpton has been a consistent political of liberal ideas so it should be no surprise that he chooses ideas over race. There are narrow-minded people that believe the black race is a monolithic group that votes as a block. This notion is not true. Yes it can be said that most black people are liberal or more accurately vote democratic but the reason for that can be traced back to the sixties. The Democratic party helped shepherd the Civil Rghts Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Democratic party paid a political price for that as well. To be current it is also the Republican party that is seeking to strip away many of the provisions in the Voters Rights Act. All people are more likely to vote for things beneficial to their personal interest.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mon-Thurs, 11PM on COM
Filed under: Daily Drama'Project Runway': Kimberly Goldson Is Brooklyn
Kimberly Goldson, season 9 designer, is from Brooklyn, NY. Kimberly has made it to the final four where they choose the final three to compete for the grand prize. Kimberly says that Brooklyn influences her fashions. Michael Kors started off with compliments, "I love that I know that they're your clothes". M Kors also loved how Kimberly handled the sexiness. Normally sexiness means topless and bottomless, he joked. Then came the negatives, Heidi did not like the skirt. The skirt was too much "bubble-butt" she said from the side it looks too much like a cartoon. In the end, Kimberly was the third one chosen to go to the final. But in a last minute twist, the judges decided to also bring along the last woman, Anya Ayoung Chee, the Asian from Trinidad and Tobago.
Project Runway, Thursday, 9PM on LIFETIME
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Wendy Williams Show': Trya: Secret Love Life
The former ubiquitous Tyra Banks has slowed down, since she's cancelled her daily talk show. Tyra appeared on the Wendy couch to plug her new book, Modelland. In between attending Harvard, plugging a book and hosting ANTM, Tyra has found love. Tyra has managed to keep her love life with John Utendahl, out of the spotlight. John Utendahl is an investment banker and not part of the Hollywood scene. Wendy wondered if Tyra purposefully decided not to date in the Hollywood scene. Tyra said that two celebrities just attract too much attention. Tyra was quite shocked that Wendy even had a picture of the two of them together.
The Wendy Williams Show, Weekdays Syndicated
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Talk': Iman: Mother Bought My Education
Iman is from Somalia, where education was free for the boys. Iman's mother sold all her jewelry to send Iman to the best private schools for her education. Iman mentioned how girls in Somalia have low self-esteem partly because of the culture. In Somalia girls are treated differently from the boys. Iman fortunately had a thirst for knowledge and her parents paid for her to attend school. But according to Iman girls in America have low self-esteem as well. Iman willingly admitted that she is part of an industry that feeds unrealistic images to women. Iman tries not to fit into that pattern with her company. Iman was questioned about admitting she was an ugly duckling growing up. Iman defended the statement and reported how her father paid her cousin to take Iman to her high school prom.
The Talk, Weekdays, 2PM on CBS
Filed under: Daily Drama'The Gayle King Show': Al Sharpton on Fatherhood
"Are you a tough dad?" Gayle King asked. "No I'm probably the easy pushover because I was gone a lot when they were growing up, on the road" the Rev. Sharpton conceded. Al Sharpton is divorced from his wife but they are good friends. Sharpton went on to say that he doesn't want his children to follow his dream but that they should have their own dreams. He hopes they don't bring home an activist, citing that he has suffered enough for all the Sharptons.
The Gayle King Show, Daily, 10AM on OWN