VH1 may be known for reality television, but the network just announced plans to develop a scripted film that we can’t wait to see. The film, the first in a series of music bio-pics, will be based on the evolution of influential female hip hop musicians TLC. It will be penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Chilli have both signed on to consult and produce the film. “I always felt our story had to be told,” Chilli says in the press release for the film, below. And it’s quite a story. Read on for more details about the project.
VH1 IS SCRIPTING THEIR FUTURE WITH A SERIES OF MUSIC-FOCUSED BIO-PICS
The First Feature In The Series Will Focus on
The Legendary R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop Group TLC
Acclaimed Writer Kate Lanier Signs On To Ink The Script
Welcome to Scottsdale, home of the newest cast of wives to grace us with their presence, the Baseball Wives. Let’s meet the women before we get into the real drama, shall we?
Earlier this season, we put out a call to fans of Tough Love Miami, asking you to submit whatever dating questions they have for the show’s resident expert and Master Matchmaker, Steve Ward. We’ll be posting Steve’s responses to all those questions here on the VH1 Blog throughout the season, so check back each week to see if your question was one of the chosen ones. This week, the topic is chemistry, and how long it should take to know when you like like someone.
If you have questions for Steve or just want to keep up to date with him, follow him on Twitter (@stevenbward), like him Facebook, friend him on Google Plus and watch his Love Lab channel on Ustream.
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Jackie Christie. After a season on Basketball Wives L.A. it’s pretty safe to say you love her or you hate her, she’s one of the more divisive wives the franchise has ever seen, and judging from her behavior over the last four episodes of the season, she has a lot of explaining to do. When I spoke to Jackie at the reunion show taping, she was the Jackie we came to know and love early in the season, she was kind and talkative, with a hint of attitude, but she was truly a lovely person. We definitely got into some darker territory though when we discussed the image that the show has created for her and how she thinks she was characterized as a “psychopath.” The woman has been through a lot in the past few months and she has been asked to explain her actions countless times, so we’ll let you be the judge, does she convince you she’s misunderstood, or is she delusional like her co-stars say?
How do you feel about how the season went?
I feel ecstatic. There were ups and downs. Sometimes I didn’t know what to expect when episodes would come on. I said going in that I would wait until the end of the season to give my opinion, but I really think that here are messages in everything we do.
So, by the time things ended though, after Hawaii, and after the girls confronted you how did you feel?
Well, this picture just made our day. We were poking around Mob Wives star Drita D’avanzo‘s Facebook page (as we do around here) and found this shot of her posing with Miss Jersey Shore herself, Snooki. Drita writes “Hanging with Nicole today…love her:))” And we love this picture. So much.
Check after the jump for yet another pic of these two lovely ladies hanging out together, and don’t forget that Mob Wives premieres on January 1, 2012, so keep checking back with us for even more news about Drita and the rest of cast until then.
We’ve been telling you for weeks now (okay, for one week) that you can get an early look at the entire first episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle on Facebook, and today is the day it’s all happening! All you have to do is like the show’s Facebook page for access. And of course if you’re not into Facebook or just prefer the thrill of broadcast television, tune in to the premiere on Monday, December 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. That night, we’ll be airing the first two episodes of the season, so make sure you stay tuned for the full hour.
Laura Govan started off this season of Basketball Wives L.A. with a bang, immediately getting into a tussle with Malaysia in episode one and she was even voted the show’s biggest troublemaker in a poll we posted early on. After talking to the soft-spoken but sharp-tongued Govan during the reunion, it’s hard to imagine this woman who kept declaring that she is a mother, first and foremost, could ever try to beat someone up, but she admits she’s not to be messed with. Despite her tough exterior on the show, she was far from intimidating, and in fact, I totally wanted to hang out with Laura after the show, but I didn’t want to creep her out. Check out our interview in which Laura showed off her killer engagement ring, talked about her pending nuptials to Gilbert Arenas, and told me how she retaliates against mean Twitter followers (watch out, she might DM you if you get under her skin).
T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle premieres on VH1 Monday, December 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with TWO special back-to-back episodes, but in case that’s not enough of the Harris family for you, you should check out our latest promo for the show here. His kids officially could not be any cuter.
And we know we’ve mentioned it before but you can watch the entire first episode exclusively on Facebook starting tomorrow if you Like the T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle Facebook page. You’ll be kept in the loop for all the latest news regarding the rapper, his family and of course, his show.
Olivia Longott is a busy woman, but we’re so lucky and thrilled that she’s going to be giving us some exclusive episode commentary every week during this season of Love And Hip Hop. Today, Olivia writes in to give us her take on Chrissy and Yandy‘s fight, and she defends her opinions of Somaya.
Malaysia Pargo earned a reputation this season on Basketball Wives L.A. for being sweet and non-judgmental despite getting off to a violent start after an altercation with Laura Govan. At the reunion, I spoke to Malaysia and basically fell in love with her immediately. She was soft-spoken but funny, and even more gorgeous in person. We talked a bit about the launch of her Three Beats Jewelry line, which came out on 11/11/11, which has kept her busy since the end of the show, and then we got into the nitty gritty of the season. Malaysia admits that she regrets fighting with Laura and putting so much trust in Jackie, which is why she spent so much of the season as the odd man out, thinking that no one liked her. Which is why when I asked if she’d ever come back for a season two, her response was a vague “I don’t know.” Read on for more with Malaysia.