The premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story last night was an amazing event — it’s a funny thing to see so many music industry titans and entertainment a-listers commingling with the actors who play them onscreen. Seeing T-Boz and Chilli next to Drew Sidora and Keke Palmer, the actresses playing them in the film, it’s impossible not to look for the resemblances. (If you haven’t seen any promos yet for the film, do check them out if only to see how incredible the actresses look as their real-life counterparts.)
The red carpet also drew some serious music heavies like Diana Ross, Mona Scott-Young, Missy Elliott, and Ne-Yo (who penned TLC’s brand new track, “Meant To Be”). Everyone looked stunning, so take a peek in our gallery above!
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story premieres on VH1 Monday, October 21 at 9PM ET/PT.
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For 20-year-old Nickelodeon alum Keke Palmer, the role ofTLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is something she’s been preparing for since she was a tiny tyke in overalls. “I’ve always loved Chilli, since I was a little girl,” she tells VH1. Palmer’s impression of the group’s sexiest member takes center stage in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, in which she portrays the baby-haired beauty over the course of the best-selling female R&B group’s 20-year span in the spotlight. But as a fan, she’s just happy to spend time with one of her idols.
Chilli was spotted hanging with the cast and crew of VH1′s TLC biopic, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, in Atlanta this week. The TV movie has been filming in the group’s hometown over the course of March, and was already blessed by the presence of T-Boz, who was all smiles with Lil Mama (who plays “Left Eye” Lopes) earlier this month.
Stevie J is not only the break out star of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, but he’s also worked with virtually everyone in the music industry. We decided to see how far Stevie’s reach extends by playing “Six Degrees of Stevie J.” We discovered that while Stevie can obviously be linked to some heavy hitters in the music business, he also connects to just about every person who has ever been on VH1 (highlighted in yellow on our infographic), from Flavor Flav to Dustin Diamond. And if you scroll through, you’ll notice he even can be linked to Kevin Bacon.
Click to see the expanded version of “Six Degrees of Stevie J.”
Special thanks to our designer, Gavin Alaoen, (the genius behind the McKayla Is Not Impressed Tumblr) for making this vision a reality and to Johnique Tullis-Brodie, Shara Morris and Liz Black for all their help along the way.
We’re super excited for Single Ladies, VH1′s new movie and scripted series that debuts TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET/PT. We were lucky enough to visit the set to catch a full day of shooting, and chatted with the cast and crew about why viewers should make sure and tune-in tonight (as if Executive Producer Queen Latifah and guest appearances by Eve, Common, Chilli and Kim Porter aren’t enough of a reason).
We hung out with Stacey Dash (stunning), Lauren London (adorable), LisaRaye McCoy (gorg), Charity Shea (so pretty) and Timon Durrett (our future baby-daddy) about their work on the movie/series, and they convinced us in 0.2 seconds to glue ourselves to the television and set a season pass for the show on our DVR. As LisaRaye says, Single Ladies is “the female bonding movie that you can also sit down and have your man watch with you.” Uh, we’re sold.
Check out their answers and their hotness (seriously guys, they are all so hot) above.
Well, seeing as how we just told you that the second season of What Chilli Wants debuts on January 2, 2011, now’s as good a time as any to show you the supertrailer! This season, Tionna Smalls scoured the country’s hottest locations — we’re talking New York, Miami and Los Angeles — for a man that meets all of the qualifications on Chilli’s outsized checklist. Will she succeed in finding a man for Chilli? What will become of her ongoing relationship with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather? And, most importantly, are there any dudes out there packin’ enough heat to satisfy her? All these questions and more will be answered during this season of What Chilli Wants!
Oops! The recent Behind The Music episode on Usher mistakenly stated that his ex-girlfriend, recording artist Chilli, was previously married to producer Dallas Austin. Though the two had a long relationship that produced their son, Tron, they were never married. VH1 regrets the error.