Posts Tagged ‘VH1’


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

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.

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!

Click here for the entire interview.

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!

Click here for the entire interview.

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.