See their world beyond haircuts! Barbers Inc. TV coming soon!

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Barbers–the foot soldiers of the hair and beauty industry. We see them weekly for our favorite cut or a simple line up, but what is the story behind the hair? What is the hustle? Get ready to be schooled by “Barbers Inc.!” Barbers Inc. shows the real side of the barber industry from five high-end members of the industry making their way through the money, fame, and cutthroat tactics. In the infamous words of MTV’s “Diary,” “you think you know, but you have no idea…” The cast members definitely are not your average barbers and stylists, each of them comes with their own strategies and swag that make them more than barbers–they are artists!

Leading the cast is the creator and brainchild of the show, John “JD” Dillard, a primarily Atlanta-based celebrity barber with a knack for entrepreneurial ideas. His skills and drive are leading him out of the barber industry into the business world at large. Next, is the “baby” of the group, Lisa Torres. A resident of Brooklyn and a newcomer to the industry still trying to find her niche in a male-dominated field. Jamel Bishop, better known as “Mel The Barber,” follows up. Mel loves to party and navigate the night scene of Washington, D.C. just as much as he loves being a barber! Then we have Ashley Sarian a Los Angeles native and model, with a deep love for barbering and tattoos. Rounding off the cast from Louisiana is Ricky Zito. He is a shop owner, and only male stylist in a sea of beautiful stylist. Gifted with amazing color and cutting skills, let’s hope that will be enough help him steer clear of drama!

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Bow Down B****es! Beyonce slays at MTV’s Video Music Awards!

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“I know when you were little girls you dreamed of being in my world…” are more than lyrics from “Bow Down/I Been On.” Beyond the shadow of a doubt Beyonce proved why she is the reigning queen of the music industry. Her performance last night was the centerpiece and closer of MTV’s Video Music Awards with an astonishing medley of songs from her latest album. Never one to disappoint, King Bey was truly flawless–delivering every note and luring you in like a Siren with her sexiness. She was the act to see last night and I believe everyone left satisfied. Clearly she is the penultimate bar set by performers everywhere. I am sure when megastars want to impress one another they tell Beyonce stories!

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Suge Knight shot! Rap Mogul takes multiple shots and hospitalized!

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The Video Music Awards are MTV’s most anticipated program of the year. Stars, young and old, from around the globe gather together to celebrate one of the music industry’s biggest nights. Naturally, there are tons of publicity, events, promos, and parties. At one such event it all went down and it seems like it was bound to happen–Marion “Suge” Knight has been shot! The tragedy, drama, and mayhem unfolded early Sunday morning at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown in The Sunset Strip off West Hollywood. Apparently, Knight was shot six times and is now being treated in Cedar-Sinai intensive care unit. Along with the Death Row CEO, two other people were also wounded, but neither of them seriously.

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Joe Budden is WANTED by someone other than Tahiry! Find out why The NYPD are after this “Love & Hip-Hop” star!

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When it comes to drama, Joe Budden is no stranger. However, cameras were not rolling when his latest escapade went horribly downhill. According to sources, Joe found pictures of his model ex-girlfriend with another guy in her cell phone. He showed up at the restaurant she was dining in and snatched her out of the restaurant. As they argued he allegedly stole her phone and twisted her arm . Then, he took her to his New Jersey home where the attack allegedly continued. The woman managed to escape and called the police. Friends of his ex told Mediatakeout.com, he also bashed her head into a dashboard and choked her. In the police paperwork surrounding the case he claims he only twisted her arm.

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Twitter Girl Fight! Jennette McCurdy has nothing but shade for Ariana Grande—and her brother!

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By now, it is no secret that there is no love between Nickelodeon stars, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande. Their hit comedy show was canceled after one season due to conflict between the two starlets. McCurdy alleges Grande was being paid more money than her leading to a rift on the show and now online. On Jennette’s new web series, “What’s Next For Sarah?” she let fans know exactly how she felt about Ariana on the third episode when a character named “Gloriana” appears. The onslaught begins…she acts like Ariana and is also a vegan singer. Needless to say it was funny, only because of the lengths of Jennette’s antics and the Ariana spoof was dead on.

Beyond her expected tween and teenage and fans, celebrity gossip hound and blogger, Perez Hilton found the episode to be quite a hoot! He and Jennette began a Twitter convo that left a lot of “Arianators” (hardcore Ariana Grande fans, similar to Beyonce’s “Beyhive”) irate. The Tweets went as following:

Perez noted, “It was super funny!!! Can I be in an upcoming episode? I can be #Gloriana’s obnoxious gay brother! Ha”

Jennette responded, “@PerezHilton oh my god yes!! Or gloriana’s boyfriend who gets cheated on 8 times?” Ouch.

Perez fired back: “@jennettemccurdy OMFG!!!!! Too good!!!!! I’m not even joking! Let’s make this happen! P.S. I heard that Gloriana gets around!”

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Artists Unite! Chris Brown & Trey Songz announce joint tour!

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Hearts are about to jump for joy and bank accounts are soon to be emptied! Why? Because Chris Brown and Trey Songz are back on tour and TOGETHER! Hours ago, via Twitter, Brow confirmed the tour with his longtime friend. Chris is headed on the road in support of his upcoming album, “X,” set to be released on September 16th after repeated delays. Most of these delays were due to Brown’s infamous and numerous legal issues. Trey, however, is celebrating the success of his latest album, “Trigga!” It is his second consecutive number one album and currently dominates the airwaves with songs like “Na Na” and the ballad, “SmartPhones.”

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Queens fire back! Derek J defends the trend of Flamboyant Black Gay Men in the media!

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The portrayal of Black men in the media has seldom been a positive one. Thus, it is not surprising the portrayal of Blavck Gay men would be just as negative or disturbing. Recently, popular culture has portrayed a slew of gay Black men on television, however, they are not quite what you would call masculine or normal. From shows like Bravo’s “Fashion Queens” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” to E’s! “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” the portrayal of Black men is nothing short of flamboyant and almost drag queenish. One has to wonder where is the Black Gay spectrum? You can look on almost any network and find all types of white gay men from the drag queens and transexuals to closeted athletes. With the noteworthy exception of Michael Sam, this has not been the case. One New Yorker, who also happens to be Black and gay, finds himself disappointed that he cannot see himself on television. “…not all Black gay men wear heels or make up or interested in fashion…some of us just so happen to be gay and we still carry ourselves as men…” These are the words of Trent Britain Jeter, whose now infamous Facebook post sparked a war of words and opened dialogue about the portrayal of Black Gay men in media.

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Trent’s post managed to find its way through the grapevine to celebrity stylist and fashion commentator, Derek J. Needless to say he was not happy and responded with the following statement via Instagram:

“Do this post was brought to my attention by@thefabdarylj and the points made in this post are valid and well understood, but it amazes me when people pick and choose what they want to support and stand for. You don’t want to support a feminine gay man in media because you feel that it’s not a good representation of the black gay community. But you will choose to support a woman that has raped the black gay culture of their lingo, fashion sense and beauty creativity. Let me even take it a step further you choose to support the rapper that doesn’t even see your lifestyle and a good representation of the black community as a whole. Before I was on tv I was and still a gay black business owner with a successful salon, that mentors black gay youth and gives back to the community. So with all that said I want to challenge the “masculine” black man that doesn’t like the way that gay black men are being represented in media to stand up and do something about it……. Ooooooo I forgot you didn’t want anyone to know you where gay.”

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