[RECAP/VIDEOS] LIT! 2017 BET AWARDS!

BRUNO MARS 2017 BET AWARDS

The 2017 BET Awards have come and gone and the night was beyond lit!

We got to see performances by some of music’s biggest stars and lots of laughs from the always hilarious comedienne, Leslie Jones. The night began with an electrifying performance by Bruno Mars  and later features shows from French Montana, Swae Lee, Post Malone of The Migos, Trey Songz, Mary J Blige, A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Xscape, Big Sean, Future,  Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, and DJ Khalid.

TAMAR BRAXTON PERFORMANCE 2017 BET AWARDS

Naturally, every awards show has its highs and lows and thankfully The 2017 BET Awards had more highs! As aforementioned there were a lot of performances but those that stood out the most were definitely Bruno Mars’, Tamar Braxton’s, Xscape’s, and of course the performance from the cast of the New Edition biopic. Bruno always delivers a great show, his medley of songs, Tamar broke it down on stage so well some of us thought she was lip syncing, and Xscape’s reunion was EVERYTHING! We are definitely glad to see the ladies back together. They all look amazing, but Tiny’s post-breakup/pre-divorce body is bangin’! New Edition was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and it was nothing short of amazing. We always love to hear the guys’ hits and are amazed after all these years they can still get down!

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[VIDEO] In Case You Missed It! Kash Dinero (@Kash_Dinero100) Covers Song for “About Him: The Revolution!”

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Signal 23 TV is definitely full of surprises! No we are not talking about the departure of a Web Star or a new series.

We are, however, talking about Kash Dinero covering Tevin Campbell’s song, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” in Episode 7 of About Him Season 2: The Revolution!

 Signal 23 TV posted an exclusive snippet of the song via their Instagram and we have to say we are smitten. Check it out below:

You can see the full video in Episode 7 of About Him: The Revolution. Kash’s cover of such a classic song comes as a surprise not because of the song choice, but because none of us knew he could sing. We are very familiar with the singer’s background (and we are still swooning) and are thrilled he can add this to his “body of work”–we mean repertoire! Dinero is a great singer and we hope to hear more music from him, even some original tracks. This song choice however is just perfect. Dustin (Gary Lavard) and Armani (Chris June) are definitely the super couple of web series in general right now and their love story has the potential to be as deep or legendary as any two star-crossed lovers lining the walls of fictional history.

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What do you guys think of Kash’s song. We definitely would not mind a soundtrack of original music from this season of About Him (HINT, HINT) and are really loving how this season is progressing. The story lines, cast, and more importantly the activism of this series is nothing short of impressive. Kash Dinero drop us a line for an interview, we are definitely ready to get close and personal!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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The End of “Tex Brown?” Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Parts Ways w/ Signal 23 TV!

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The world of web stars and web series changes quicker than Atlanta weather! One day we are happy to announce there is new web series to debut or a new web star to meet, and then on other days a web star is announcing his departure.

This time, unfortunately, it is the latter as Tripp Ali, host of The Plug and star of Tex Brown, has announced he and Signal 23 Tv are parting ways!

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The news of Tripp’s departure was made known via an ominous Instagram post where he announced that today he was parting ways with Signal 23 TV.

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His departure from the network comes as a surprise to many as his show has undoubtedly been one of the network’s biggest successes due to its content, grit, and the combined talent of Tripp Ali and Henderson Maddox. In recent months Mr. Ali he had even become of the faces, alongside Gary Lavard and Lando King, of the network and a highly anticipated tour, The Kings of Stream, has been in the works.

Naturally, we had to get a more in depth from Tripp about his departure. He sent this response:

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I am an entertainer and when my craft is no longer respected or honored I need to move on. Entertainers must always be true to their craft and never allow themselves to be placed in an unfair contract or situation that goes beyond the realm of professionalism and decency. Continue to sign on to “The Plug” @ worldstarhitradio.com and I will updates on my next role.

We definitely wish Tripp the best in his future endeavors, but at the same time we hate to see Tex Brown end. The series may just be released in a similar fashion to About Justin upon Rico Pruitt’s departure earlier this year.  This has been quite the week for Mr. Ali, as you recall he announced he would be the sole host of The Plug after Brandon Karson’s allegedly abrupt departure. We reached out to Signal 23 TV, but at the time this post went live we had not received a response. What are your thoughts on Tripp Ali’s departure? Sound off in the comments section below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Ladies of TNT’s “Claws” Join Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) in Celebrating the “Strength Of A Woman”

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Legendary Singer-Songwriter’s, Mary J. Blige’s Latest Music Video Features Stars of TNT’s New Dramedy Claws, Premiering This Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)!

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Turner’s TNT and the cast of the new series Claws have teamed up with Grammy winner Mary J. Blige to appear in her new music video for “Strength of a Woman” the title track off the artist’s 13th studio album. Claws stars Niecy NashCarrie PrestonJenn LyonJudy Reyes and Karrueche Tran are all featured in the video, which launches today on Blige’s VEVO page on YouTube.

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The release of “Strength of a Woman” comes during the buildup to the Claws premiere, taking place this Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT platforms. The premiere will be followed by an encore presentation on Twitter.

“The inspiration for ‘Strength of a Woman’ came from my life. It came from some very heavy trials and hardships through my life that I had to come through,” said Mary J. Blige. “There are a lot of similar themes in the show Claws. They’re in some heavy, sticky, nasty situations but that is what survival is about.”

With its story focusing on five manicurists working at a Central Florida nail salon, Claws celebrates empowered women as they navigate the challenges of their professional and daily lives. Blige integrated members of the cast into her “Strength of a Woman” music video in order to show off an array of proud, hard-working women – a common thread woven throughout the R&B songstress’ album and resonating at the heart of its title song. “Strength of a Woman” is a reflection of Blige’s journey to overcoming emotional turmoil and, like Claws, honors women by exploring themes of self-worth and empowerment.

Mary J. Blige never fails to deliver check out the music video for Strength Of A Woman below!

 

[FIRST LOOK/VIDEO] Making Moves! Tami Roman (@TamiRoman) & Brandon Anthony (@brandonanthony_) Star in “District!”

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Bawn TV is back with new content, fresh faces, and a familiar star–Tami Roman!

Yep veteran reality star and actress, Tami Roman, joins newcomer, Brandon Anthony, to star in a new web series, District, written by none other than Tyson Anthony!

District centers on Miller (Brandon Anthony) a man coming into his own as he struggles with his sexuality and life on the streets. His mother, Tasha (Tami Roman) struggles to deal with how his life has spiraled out of control while she has been incarcerated. It is a moving story of love, sexuality, family, all surrounded by the grit and dangers of the street life.

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[VIDEO] Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) Releases First Trailer for “Raven’s Home! (@RavensHome)”

The anticipation continues to build as we all await the series premiere of Disney Channel’s newest sitcom, Raven’s Home!

As you already know the new series is a reboot of That’s So Raven, with Raven (Raven-Symone) and Chelsea (Anneliese Van Der Pol) as divorced mothers trying to raise their children together. One of Raven’s twins, her son, Baxter, inherits her psychic abilities and the fun–and mayhem–ensue!

via Variety:

Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol are now mothers as they reprise their role as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels. The dynamic duo is up to their same crazy antics, but this time, they are living under the same roof raising families of their own.

Raven’s 11-year-old twins Booker (Issac Brown) and Nia (Navia Robinson) join the cast along with Chelsea’s 9-year-old son Levi (Jason Maybaum), and Nia’s best friend Tess (Sky Katz).

While Booker is still coming to terms with is psychic tendencies, his mom, a vision veteran, remains unfazed with her son’s ability. As he comes to tell her about a vision he had, she quips back, “It’s not always about you, Booker.”

Still, family is just as important in the Baxter household, and according to Booker, they’ve got heart — and a whole bunch else.

Symoné will join longtime writer-producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff as executive producers on the series. “That’s So Raven” originally aired four seasons and 100 episodes between 2003 and 2007.

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In Case You Missed It! ‘Sister, Sister’ Reboot Coming To A Screen Near You!

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I have said it before and I will say it again…2017 is turning out to be the year of the “remake” and the “reboot”. Summertime has barely rolled in and there have already been several announcements of our beloved television shows and classic movies getting makeovers.

The recent show to join the “reboot” era is “Sister, Sister” which starred celebrity twins Tia and Tamera Mowry.

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Recently, Tia Mowry sat down with Nylon and confirmed that the beloved 90s sitcom will be back in our living rooms.

“We’re looking, right now, for a producer and a writer, someone who can kind of be a leader of the pack in regards to running the show,” she says. “I thought people would kind of be jumping on it, but it’s a lot harder than my sister and I thought it would be. Everything in my career has always been a challenge.”

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Mowry lists Roseanne, Twin Peaks, and Will and Grace, as just a handful of the shows getting the revival treatment. The demand is there, so is the interest amongst the cast; they’re just looking for the proper support. “It’s not dead in any kind of way,” she says. “We’re moving forward, we’re taking those strides. They’re slow strides, but we’re pushing as hard as we can to make people happy and make our fans happy.”

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When that happens, we hope that some of the celebrity guests from the ’90s make it a point to stop by again. Mowry says some of her favorite memories from the show were her times on set with late actress Brittany Murphy, Kobe Bryant before he was Kobe Bryant, Gabrielle Union, Christina Milian, and Taraji P. Henson.”

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So, what are your thoughts? Are you feeling all these remakes and reboots? Will you be watching the new “Sister, Sister”? What remake or reboot are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments.

Written By: Ronda Brooks

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