Posts Tagged ‘thatwritingchic’


In Acting, Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television, Writing on May 23, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Fast Fact: Mashonda landed her first deal with a major label at the age of 20 without even having a manager!

In this interview recorded PRIOR to the airing of “Love & Hip Hop”, Mashonda talks about why she was cast for the series, why she accepted and how she felt while going through her difficult divorce, yet interviewing Emily and seeing Fabolous being a wonderful dad to his son.  Hear how she describes the rest of the cast members and so much more!

Set a reminder here or listen in at 8pm EST tonight!  The show will be archived for immediate replay following the initial airing.


Love & Hip Hop

In Acting, Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television, Writing on May 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Fast Fact:  The series was originally pitched to VH1 as “Jim and the Family Jones”!

My coverage of Love & Hip Hop was substantial and truly  unprecedented for me.  In addition to writing for Stupid Dope and rollingout, I covered the show on my Blogtalk Radio Show, and produced & directed a video at the premiere party.  To date, I still have unreleased audio files of interviews I conducted with each of the ladies, including Mashonda.

StupidDope Premiere Party Coverage

What is Hop Hop Video?

Mashonda Tifrere



rollingout Premiere Party Coverage

What You Didn’t See on the Love & Hip Hop Reunion Show:  With Somaya Reece

Behind the Tweets

Bobby V

In Music on May 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Fast Fact:  Bobby V changed his name after a legal battle with a recording artist named Bobby Valentino!

Bobby V auditioned for the first season of American Idol, but was rejected by Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. The defining moment in his career happened when his three album demos reached Sean Combs, who then passed it on to Ludacris and the president of Disturbing Tha Peace, Chaka Zulu. That lead to his being featured on Ludacris’ “Pimpin’ All Over the World.”

Click here for the entire interview.

Love & Hip Hop Reunion Special: What You Didn’t See!

In Television on May 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Fast Fact:  After experiencing domestic violence as a teenager, Somaya is a staunch advocate!

Join me Monday, May 16th for a LIVE special episode of “Musings of a Muse!”  as Love & Hip Hop’s Somaya Reece talks about what happened behind the scenes of the Reunion Show.  We will be joined by other callers who witnessed the three hour taping and will give you the NO HOLDS BARRED scoop on what you won’t see on television!  (One show caller will win an official “Love & Hip Hop” T-shirt!)

Click here to join us LIVE!

Elgin Charles

In Television on May 14, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Fast Fact:  Elgin Charles attended Ministry School!

Elgin Charles, owner of the renowned salon in Beverly Hills chatted with me about the wonderful world of hair. The “Emperor of Hair” to tinseltown’s finest speaks about Natalie Cole and the role she played in him becoming the sole African-American salon owner in Beverly Hills. He tells what marriage to Jackee Harry was like and shares how he landed a spot in Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” documentary.  Elgin speaks to me EXCLUSIVELY for the first time publicly about his VH1 reality show “Beverly Hills Fabulous“.

Click here for the entire interview.

Mint Condition

In Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television on May 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Fast Fact:  Mint Condition has not worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis since their first album!

Mint Condition is back with a new album and sounding better than ever. Fan got a chance to speak personally with the group who have blessed the airwaves with hits such as “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”, “Ready or Not” and “What Kind of Man Would I Be?” They discussed being the house band for  TV One’s “Way Black When” and their album 7.

Click here for the audio interview and here to read my article for rollingout.

Connie Chris

In Television on May 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Fast Fact:  Connie Chris is a child conceived as a result of rape!

Affectionately dubbed “Mz. Berry” on Season 2 of Ray J of Love, Connie Chris stopped by to discuss how she went from being a Realtor to a reality show. She shares with us her craziest fan moment (IT’S INSANE) and what fuels her most. Hear as she gives advice to her younger self. An intimate conversation with an impassioned woman, find out what she’s up to now and what’s next for her!

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Beverly Hills Fabulous!

In Television on May 14, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Fast Fact:  Elgin Charles is the ex-husband of Jackee Harry of 227 Fame!

Elgin Charles and his team joined us live to answer viewer questions about the show.  Special thanks to the Beverly Hills Fabulous crew for a GREAT time.  We learned so much about the cast members, hair care and MORE.  Congratulations to Ms. Max Thomas from Oklahoma City who won the Prize Package!  The show is archived in case you missed it!

AND listen at the top of the show our EXCLUSIVE for listen to the Elgin Charles theme song, featuring Chris Brown’s  artist Joelle James, the Skeem Team and produced by Octavia March!

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Eric Williams

In Acting, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television on May 14, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Fast Fact:  Eric Williams has limited vision in one of his eyes!

Eric Williams of NBA and VH1’s Basketball Wives fame  is the star of a BET web series entitled “Generation Next” which explores the father/son relationship and the role mentoring plays in the development of young males.  The series features his son, Eric, Jr. whose mother passed away leaving Eric to play both roles.  In addition, Eric discusses how his mentor, Ernest Ruffin, Jr. (also Executive Producer of the web series) affected his career.

Click here for the entire interview and here for the article I wrote for rollingout.

Melinda Doolittle

In Authors on May 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Fast Fact:  Melinda was tone deaf until God answered her prayer!

Melinda Doolittle talks about life after Idol and her book “Beyond Me’ complete with answers to questions submitted by show listeners! Hear how a prayer from God changed her life and catapulted her on stage for all the world to see. Find out why she embraces the motto “Dream Big, Pray Hard, Be Prepared!” And learn what she hopes to accomplish before she turns 40! Congrats to Desiree Swain, the winner of an autographed copy of Melinda’s Book!

Click here for the entire interview.