- Created on 18 October 2013
TLC fans have a lot to be thankful for. The legendary group's much anticipated biopic, "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," is set to premiere on VH1 on Oct. 21, and their fifth album, “20,” was released on Tuesday. So, group members Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are busy making their rounds to promote the two projects.
The pair made a special appearance on HuffPost Live Thursday, where they opened up about preparing Keke Palmer, Lil Mama, and Drew Sidora for their respective roles in the film.
“We spent so much time with the girls. We hung around them. They spent the night, you name it,” Chilli disclosed. “We did everything, because we wanted to really, almost overly prepare them for their role so that they could really deliver and they really did.”
- Created on 17 October 2013
Wanda Sykes is a very funny woman. The comedienne, best known for her roles on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Inside the NFL" as well as roles on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and her own short-lived sitcom "Wanda at Large," will be bringing "a big bucket of chuckles" – her words – to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 12. But the Washington D.C. native and former National Security Agency (NSA) employee isn't all jokes all the time.
She's got serious opinions on topics like NSA information leaker Edward Snowden, the ongoing government shutdown, the state of national security and whether or not the name of the Washington football team ought to be changed. That's not to say her opinions aren't also funny, but she has clearly done her homework.
In anticipation of her comedy tour rolling through the Atlanta metro area, the 49-year-old happily married black lesbian mother of two spoke to the Atlanta Daily World's Dion Rabouin about who she is and what fans can expect from Wanda Sykes onstage and off of it.
ADW: You've got a show in Atlanta coming up soon. Tell me about your memories and experiences in Atlanta?
Wanda Sykes: I've always had great shows in Atlanta. People really come out and support me. They are always fired up. I love the city. Last time I was there I got to go to the aquarium and ... I don't know if she's in town or if she's gonna be in town, but my friend Jane Fonda is an Atlanta girl. So yeah, lot of good memories, lot of good food. I call my little tummy, my little fat roll, Esther, and she's always happy when I say we're going to Atlanta.
ADW: A lot of people know you from your television work, but now you're married, you've got kids, what is Wanda Sykes like today, onstage and offstage?
WS: Onstage, they can expect [to see] all those things – I'm a mother, I'm a wife, so all those problems that other parents and married people have, I have the same problems. I'll talk about being a woman, being a black woman, being a gay black woman. It's all authentic. It's all coming from my real life. So they can expect all those things. But the main thing they can expect is to laugh because above all things, I'm a comic. That's what I do, that's what I love to do. I love to make people laugh. That's my main focus and that's what I'll be bringing to Atlanta is a big bucket of chuckles.
To read this interview in its entirety visit atlantadailyworld.com.
- Created on 17 October 2013
Monique Mosley (pictured), the estranged wife of in-demand music hitmaker, Timbaland (pictured), has reportedly filed for divorce after five years of marriage, according to TMZ.
The couple's parting-of-the-ways is reportedly not a peaceful one as Mosley is allegedly going for her soon-to-be ex's coin-filled jugular. TMZ is reporting that Mosley is asking for financial support for their five-year-old child and for the 10-year-old daughter she had with another man prior to her relationship with the music producer.
The reason why Mosley is reportedly asking that Timbaland support her other child is because she claims he has "publicly and privately proclaimed" the youth as his own.
In addition to support for her two children, Mosley is also reportedly seeking alimony, life insurance, vacations, summer camp, private school and legal fees from Timbaland, who has worked with the crème de la crème of the music industry and whose wealth is guesstimated at around $80 million.
In addition, TMZ reports that Mosley's pockets are hurting, so she is also asking for monies during the divorce proceedings in a lump sum. She is also requesting rehabilitative alimony (which helps a spouse to financially adjust after divorce for a short period of time) and permanent alimony.
Timbaland had better prepare himself as his miffed missus is going to chop him down for some firewood. Timba!
- Created on 17 October 2013
As VH1 prepares to air out 20 years of TLC's group drama in the upcoming biopic "Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story," original group members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are making the media rounds and speaking on what really happened between the group and their original manager Perri 'Pebbles' Reid. Pebbles, who is definitely presented as a villain in the film, caught wind of their commentary and is now threatening to sue!
T-Boz and Chili hit Power 105.1′s "The Breakfast Club" morning show in New York to talk their anniversary album (in stores now) and the new film, which they both executive produced. But the conversation stopped being polite and started getting real when DJ Envy said he saw the film and "hated" Pebbles and her ex-husband L.A. Reid because of how greedy they seemed. "Was Pebbles really that bad?" Angela Yee asked as Charlamagne chimed in, "she seems like the Devil!"
"It's not exaggerated," T-Boz noted of horror stories that are included in the film, especially how the group sold over $10 million records but after signing a contract with Pebbles, only ended up with $15,000 apiece. The girls even said that when they eventually went to buy the name "TLC" from Pebbles she charged them $1 million per letter. Chili noted that these types of stories were even "toned down" for the film.
Pebbles on the other hand claims these tales are untrue and is crying slander. The music industry veteran said she's got her "lawyers on deck," and is ready to sue. Check out Pebbles’ rant on Twitter here.