Thursday, April 17, 2014

'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Trailer is Here

The new official trailer for the upcoming second season of the Netflix hit original series Orange Is The New Black, has finally arrived reports Shadow & Act! The new season premieres with all 13 episodes on Friday, June 6, 2014 exclusively on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available. The series' ensemble includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more.  Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne "Vee" Parker.  Recognized by AFI as one of the Top 10 Programs of the Year and recently recognized with a Peabody AwardOrange Is The New Black hails from Lionsgate Television, is executive produced by Jenji Kohan and based on Piper Kerman's best-selling book of the same name.  Follow @OITNB and for more information on the series in the weeks to come and check out the new trailer below.

Sidebar: I love this series. I binged watched the whole first season. Can't wait for season 2.

Miki Howard Covers Sylvia's 'Pillow Talk'

According to BET Centric, Miki Howard has released a cover of the late Sylvia Robinson's 1973 classic "Pillow Talk" as the latest single off her upcoming album, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues . "Pillow Talk" follows the release of the album's lead single "Panther" featuring Too Short.  Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues will be available on iTunes on June 16.

Sidebar: Listen to the song below and then check out the interview we did with Miki Howard on our radio show a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kanye West, Common Join Forces To Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago Youth

According to BET Centric, Rappers Kanye West and Common can now add job creators to their already impressive resumes.  The two MC’s have joined forces to bring 20,000 jobs to Chicago youth in a partnership between West’s company DONDA House Inc. and the Chicago Urban League.  A recent study revealed that 92 percent of Black teens are unemployed, and with the amount of violence that has taken the lives of countless inner-city youth, the pair is hoping that their efforts will get them off the streets and off to a 9-5.  “Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance,” Common said, according to  Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp said the jobs won’t just be for the summer, but are intended to last all year long. “We’ve had hearings and the kids have told us that they need jobs year-round,” Zopp said.  The rappers’ initiative is also expected to put on a yearly musical festival that will raise money to fund the jobs and other programs.

Sidebar: This the kind of news that gives hope. I hope this really happens.

'The Maya Rudolph Show' gets May premiere date on NBC

According to The New York Daily News, Maya Rudolph will be back on NBC sooner than later.  It was announced Tuesday that the 41-year-old actress' variety show, "The Maya Rudolph Show," is set to air May 19 at 10 p.m. on the network.  The "Saturday Night Live" alum will be joined by some of her famous pals including Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell.  "SNL's" Lorne Michaels is the executive producer for the one-hour special, along with Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky as producers.  The episode could possibly serve as a pilot for a continuing series.  This will be another big break on NBC for Rudolph as she had an 11-year run on "Saturday Night Live" and also recently starred in one of the network's sticoms, "Up All Night."  It's doubtful that the funnygal, who has been working on the variety show since November 2013, will disappoint.

Sidebar: I'm looking forward to seeing this!

Jay Z and Beyoncé Are Going On Tour

According to Page Six, rapper Jay Z (né Shawn Carter) and his superstar wife Beyoncé, plan to announce a 20-stadium North American tour that will start in late June---this will include a show in New York City on July 4.  The "Drunk In Love" couple recently wrapped individual tours that supported their latest projects. After 52-dates, Jay closed out his Magna Carta…Holy Grail Tour in January, while Bey wrapped her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in March.  

Sidebar: This concert ticket is going to cost more than your first born.

Terry McMillan Talks Waiting to Exhale Sequel

According to BET Centric we should not hold our breaths for a Waiting To Exhale sequel. Author Terry McMillan recently spoke with about her upcoming film adaptation of A Day and a Dollar Short-- starring Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise, Mekhi Phifer, Tichina Arnold, Anika Noni Rose and Ving Rhames-- when the conversation quickly turned to talk about her classic drama based on the 1992 novel.
Since Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon graced our screens as Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria and Robin nearly 20 years ago, fans have been adamant about wanting a follow-up. Naturally, the second installment would come in the form of "Getting to Happy," the 2012 sequel to "Waiting To Exhale."
Unfortunately, McMillan says the movie is a project that might never surface due to the death of Houston and a few switch-ups at 20th Century Fox. When asked if the sequel will ever get the green light, she said:
"I don’t know; ever since Whitney Houston passed away and the head of Fox Tom Rothman is no longer there. A few weeks after Whitney passed they decided they didn’t need to find someone else but they wanted to tell the story without her character and I had major objections to that. I think that didn’t fit well with the studio and they had someone else try to write the script without that character and to me, the story didn’t make any sense. It was a different story but when you sell the rights to a studio, they have the rights to basically drop a character, add characters if they want to. They have that option and they went through quite a few drafts and they weren’t pleased. I haven’t seen the last one but now I think it’s dead in the water. I also think that story would also be a good series and not because I wrote it. I personally would love to see my last book, “Who Asked You?,” if we’re talking adaptation. I just think we need a variety of television shows but now that we have Netflix and Amazon and all these other alternative networks, you can get away with a lot more. I think we need some intelligent, dramatic and comedic, not slapstick, and compelling stories that are honest, uplifting and respectful."
With that chapter done, McMillan added that she's working on yet another novel titled "I Almost Forgot About You," which will feature all new characters.
Sidebar: Whitney's was such a big star in the first movie that I really don't know how you do another one without her. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ICYMI: Studio Q Weekly Radio Show

In this episode of Studio Q Radio, Quencie and Tam will discuss this week in reality shows, celebrity news, and all things Studio Q TV.  We will talk about Mary, Mary, Love in the City, BBW LA, RHOA, Kandi's Wedding & Fantasia's Speech. We will also talk about the launch of our Studio Q Store which features Studio Q T-shirts and Whitney Houston inspired Tees.  Tam plays her Jam of The Week and we let you know what phone app we are currently obsessed with.  Check out last week's episode below.

Tiny Annouces New Reality Show "The Real Hair Sytlists of Atlanta"

According to The YBF, VH1 reality star Tiny Harris appeared at a press conference at the W in Buckhead to announce a new project.  With former "RHOA" personality Dewight Eubanks as host of the event, Tiny revealed that she, Shante Traynham (Executive Producer/Creator) and Mimi Carpenter (Executive Producer) are producing "The Real Hair Sytlists of Atlanta."  We suspect that this is the project she and her BFF Shekinah Anderson have been "working" towards on "The Family Hustle."   Or maybe this is in addition to the new reality show Tiny spoke about recently, that will be much like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's "The Simple Life".

Sidebar: This is going to be interesting. Look at Dewight all in the mix.

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 3 Extended Trailer

Brandy's Rep Confirms Split with Fiancé Ryan Press

According to Us Weekly Brandy and fiancé Ryan Press have reportedly ended their engagement.  A rep for Brandy confirmed the break up saying, "They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on."  The couple have ended things amicably, adds the rep. "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship."  Also hinting that a busy schedule might be a factor in the break up of The Game star and Ryan, the rep explained, "Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now."  Brandy,35, spoke with ESSENCE last July about plans for what would have been her first marraige, saying that if it were up to her it'd be a simple ceremony and that she was eyeing a Vera Wang dress. Although the plans are off, there is no drama surrounding the situation. "They haven't ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time," added the rep.

Sidebar: Aw sad to find out this news. Brandy there are more fish in the sea. Ya'll did make a cute couple though. Check out our interview with Brandy from awhile back at Kym Whitley's Birthday party. 

Jay Z Wins $600 Million Trademark Lawsuit

According to Radar online, a judge has ruled in favor of Jay Z in a $600 million trademark lawsuit this week. The judge ruled that Jay is not responsible for ignoring legal papers served by Dr. Francois De Cassagnol who claims that the rapper ripped of the name "Brooklyn Nets."

Sidebar: He is always winning.

Erica & Saigon of Love & Hip Hop on Iyanla Fix My Life

According to Essence, Iyanla Vanzant is back with a new season of Fix my Life and this time shes attempting to help reality TV couple Erica and Saigon from VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York. Watch a first look preview below:

Sidebar: Just like when people come on the Today Show after leaving Biggest Loser or The Apprentice, I think there should be an underground railroad from ratchet reality shows to the set of Iyanla Fix My Life. Iyanla's couch should be full of reality stars each season. Lord knows they need them some Iyanla and we need some for watching them.  I'm looking forward to this season beloveds!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Treach Arrested After High Speed Chase

According to BET Centric, Naughty by Nature's Anthony “Treach” Criss was recently arrested in New Jersey after leading police on a short high-speed chase, which reportedly ended in authorities drawing their weapons.  According to a criminal complaint, the Grammy-winning rapper was caught blowing through a 25 mph zone in Union City at 55 mph, catching the attention of on-duty officers. When they tried to stop him, Criss reportedly hit the gas and ran through four red lights over nine blocks in a congested area.  Upon stopping, he jumped out of his vehicle and toward police, prompting officers to draw their weapons and order Criss back into his vehicle.  Criss was cited for reckless driving, speeding and driving with a suspended license.  On Friday (April 11), Criss made his first appearance in court where his bail was set at $15,000. Officials say he is also dealing with issues of a child support case and other motor vehicle violations that will be dealt with at a later date.

Jennifer Hudson ‘Walk It Out’ Ft. Timbaland [NEW MUSIC]

Sidebar: I like it.

Khandi Alexander Talks About How She Kept Her Role on "Scandal" a Secret

Sunday, April 13, 2014

'Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark' Documentary Trailer

According to BET Centric, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark is the candid documentary that takes an in-depth look at the legendary jazz musician’s life on and off the camera and the effects his careers had on how Black entertainers were and are treated in American society. The documentary will chronicle Cole’s time as the only black television star in Hollywood during a time when people of color were demonized and attacked; and will highlight the unwillingness of advertising executives to actively promote and patronize Cole and other people of color.  Directed by Jon Brewer , the film features never before seen archival footage of the late singer, and interviews with Cole’s widow, Maria Cole, his daughter, Natalie Cole; and friends and musical peers Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and Aaron Neville.  

A statement released about the film reads:  Imagine what it would feel like to be the ONLY black television star in Hollywood at a time when the KLU KLUX KLAN acted out violently against BLACK persons, when America groaned under the weight of segregation and prejudice. Imagine being in possession of a natural talent so great, so unique and disarming that these issues were seemingly swept to one side to allow you to perform and be acknowledged for this gift, yet behind closed doors they were trying to think of a way to package you as something you were not: white.  Some of these shocking stories have never been told before, speaking a wider truth of the national climate at the time, and beg the question “how far have we come?” Director Jon Brewer is given exclusive access to archive held by the estate, which will be revealed for the first time in this film; honoring the man and his journey and the passing of a true icon, but also revealing his feelings behind his ultimate calling as a “beacon of hope” to the legions of the oppressed.  Cole died in 1965 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 45 years old.  Afraid of the Dark will be released in the UK on April 14 by Universal Music. A U.S. release date has yet to be made public.

Rihanna & Eminem Perform ‘The Monster’ At MTV Movie Awards

ASHANTI sings The National Anthem

Nas, Jay Z & Diddy at Coachella 2014

Pharrell Williams at Coachella 2014 [Full Performance]

Coachella 2014: Outkast Perform With Future & Janelle Monae [Full Performance]

According to, legendary rap duo Outkast stormed the stage for the first time in years at Coachella Music & Arts Festival last night. Andre 3000 and Big Boi kicked things off with a rendition of “Bombs Over Baghdad” from their album Stankonia. The Atlanta duo then went through their countless hits such as "ATLiens," "Rosa Parks,” “Aquemini”, “So Fresh And So Clean,” and many others.  Big Boi and Andre 3000 each performed a solo set of their own hits, which included "Prototype" and "Shutterbug." Future and Janelle Monae served as special guests and took to the stage with the duo. They killed this performance. Check out the full performance below.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Leonard Roberts Back For ‘Drumline’ Sequel

According to, Leonard Roberts, who appeared in original 2002 film ‘Drumline,’ will reprise his role for the sequel, ‘Drumline 2: A New Beat.’  Airing on VH1, the focuses on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline.  Roberts will reprise his role of Sean Taylor, who was the percussion leader of the marching band that including Devon Miles (played by Nick Cannon). Cannon will exec produce the sequel.  Co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks, the film will be directed by Bille Woodruff (Honey, Beauty Shop). Fox TV Studios is co-financing the film with the possibility of creating a pilot if the film is well received.  A veteran actor with numerous TV credits, some of Roberts’ work includes roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Forrest Gates,  Smallville as Nam-Ek, and as “D. L.” Hawkins on Heroes.

Sidebar:  Loved this movie! Maybe because it was filmed on my old campus. I hope the sequesl is decent. They usually are always worse than the first.

President Obama Prevents Wardrobe Malfunction for The First Lady

According to Essence, President Obama was there to save the day and avoid a First Lady 'Marilyn Monroe moment.' The Obamas were on their way to Austin to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library where POTUS delivered the keynote speech to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Mrs. O wore a blue and black striped full skirt with a cream top and white bolero.  The First couple capped off their week with a date night in New York City where they watched A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, starring Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose, Sean Patrick Thomas and David Cromer. The president and Mrs. Obama went backstage to greet the actors at intermission, reports the Associated Press.

Sidebar: Love it! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Arsenio Hall Stand-Up Showcase at The Comedy Store

Last night, Studio Q attended a weekly comedy show called "Crack' Em Up Thursdays" in The Belly Room at the world famous Comedy Store.  Presented by Nichelle Murdock, owner of Fly Star Entertainment, the Crack' Em Up stage is where some of the hottest and upcoming comedians make sure we get our laugh on.

We got a chance to interview a few of the comedians who performed including: Douglas Howington, DC Ervin, Carmen Barton, Josh Adams, and Ron Taylor.  They were not just telling jokes that night, they were actually auditioning for an opportunity to be on The Arsenio Hall.  This was the official Arsenio Hall Stand-UP Showcase.  They all were excited and expressed how being on The Arsenio Hall Show would be an amazing opportunity.  We also spoke with  Owen Smith, who is a writer on The Arsenio Hall staff. We asked him what kind of advice would he give to the comedic hopefuls.  Watch the video below to find out what Owen Smith says every comedian should do when performing for a showcase.


DeVon Franklin Reveals How Religion Has Helped in His Career

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Devon Franklin was 15 when he delivered his first sermon, at Youth Day at his uncle's church in Oakland, Calif. It went so well that the congregation was shocked and dismayed when the budding teenage preacher announced he had eyes not for the pulpit but for Hollywood.

Drake Goes INCOGNITO For Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I Witness News’

According to  the YBF, Rapper/actor Drake did a hilarious segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.  In an attempt to find out what people really thought about him, the Toronto rapper dressed in disguise to perform his version of “Lie Witness News.” Jimmy Kimmel’s crew disguised Drizzy with a scraggly beard and an awful wig and sent him out on the street to ask pedestrians what they really thought about Drake. Watch the funny video below. Drake will also host this year’s ESPY awards.

Sidebar: Hilarious. I wish more celebrities would do this. Fun to watch.

Teairra Mari And Ray J's Girlfriend Get Into Fight On First Day Of 'Love And Hip Hop LA' Filming

TMZ reports singer Teairra Mari and Ray J’s girlfriend Princess Love had a huge fight while taping the show.  According to reports, the fight broke out inside the club. Sources close to TMZ told the site Princess Love was infuriated when she saw Teairra standing with her man. Princess Love also mentioned seeing pictures of the two of them together.  Teairra Mari was unbothered and allegedly told her, “I don’t care.” Teairra Mari’s nonchalance set Princess Love off even more so she threw the first blow.  Princess Love is the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather who was accused of robbing the undefeated boxer. Princess Love then released text messages showing an exchange between the two where Floyd begged her to call him after several unreturned texts and calls. A robbery did take place, but it was Princess Love who had a few items taken from him.
50 Cent later called Princess Love out on Instagram with a collage of photos showing a couple of watches and her picture with the caption “THOT.” The rapper also approached Ray J about dating Floyd’s ex. Ray J originally turned down offers to be on the show, reportedly. But money talks. Women love Ray. The drama will be of epic proportions.

Sidebar: VH-1 + RayJ + women = Ratings Gold.

'Tamar and Vince' Are Back for Third Season

WeTV has announced that Tamar Braxton and hubby Vincent Herbert are back for a third round of their hit show, Tamar and Vince. Fans will see Tamar as she juggles her singing career, marriage and motherhood—all while preparing for her first solo tour. The drama is sure to dial up a notch when the couple realizes that their serious communication issues threaten everything they've worked for.

Sidebar: I like this show. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Master P & Kids Address Ex-Wife’s Claims Of Abandonment

Recently, Master P’s ex-wife pulled another publicity stunt but this time the kids speak out. They admit that they love their mother even though she is dealing with a long-time drug and alcohol addiction. After all the media bashing initiated by his ex-wife, Master P continues to take care of his kids, pay her bills and allow her to keep up with her lavish lifestyle of living in a guard-gated community in Calabasas and driving luxury vehicles.
Master P says, “Seriously, why is this news? My kids have been living with me for over three months with their mother’s approval. Did she forget? Is this a joke? Where is this custody case file? My kids are old enough to speak how they feel, they ask me to come live with me and I’m not going to deny them. I try to do what any good parent would do, protect and provide for my kids and just do what’s best for my kids. If she just wants money, she should just say that instead of using the kids. This is embarrassing for me and my family, we’ve always lived a private life. I’ve been dealing with this problem with her for over 24 years and I’m not holding it in anymore. I’ve stayed by her side for many years, hoping that she would grow and change for the better especially for our kids’ sake but after two decades; I realize that I can’t change her, I can only change myself. It’s not healthy for kids to grow up in a home where they can easily access drugs and alcohol. The reason I’ve moved on is to provide a peace of mind for myself and to provide a stable and healthy environment for my kids. She may be my ex-wife but I will always love and care for her well-being, she is the mother of my kids. I would never turn my kids against their mom, they love her, she just needs help. I’m going to put it in God’s hands and pray for her. I don’t know whom she’s getting bad guidance from but when she’s ready, I’ll gladly help her get into rehab. Hopefully then, our kids will be more comfortable around her and if they choose to live with her, I’m good with that. For all the people that are buying into the negative gossip, I’m not perfect and I have nothing to prove. My kids are and always have been my priority, I will continue to take care of my kids and I don’t need a judge or a lawyer to tell me to. “
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Sidebar: I cannot believe he is putting his kids in the middle of this. Even if everything he's saying is true, to put his kids on camera to defend himself is wrong. Talk to the camera about the situation or do an interview but don't put your children in the middle. I can feel how uncomfortable they are. Sad. 

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of 'Late Show'

According to ET, It's official.  CBS announced Thursday that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS' Late Show, replacing David Letterman when he retires after 21 years."Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."  Colbert is best-known for being the host, writer and executive producer of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed The Colbert Report  "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," CBS President and CEO Les Moonves said. "David Letterman's legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today's announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night."  Colbert and CBS' contract is a five-year agreement, and is set to begin in 2015.

Sidebar: Good choice.

Kandi Didn’t Hate Fantasia’s Curse-Filled Wedding Speech, She Loved It!

Kandi Fantasia
According to Hello Beautiful, it was rumored that “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss ended her friendship with gal pal Fantasia Barrino after her nuptials to hubby Todd Tucker last weekend. The tabloids reported that Tasia gave an explicit wedding speech, and it was so bad that “Kandi was horrified” and a bridesmaid had to rip the microphone from her hands.  The National Enquirer said the “American Idol” winner “started by saying, “Kandi, you are my m*therf**kin’ friend and I love you.” She went on to call the new Mrs. Tucker the “realest b*tch I know” and rambled on about her big booty.  But contrary to the reports, Kandi was not offended by her friend’s foul-mouthed address. The bride’s rep told TMZ “she was NOT horrified in the least” and “laughed her big a** off at Fantasia’s speech.” The rep added they had a blast together at the ceremony.  As we reported yesterday, newlyweds Kandi and Todd landed their own spinoff series on the Bravo network. The show’s working title it “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding.”

Sidebar: Earlier this week Sherri Shepherd who attended Kandi's wedding said I'm only going to say two words - 'Fantasia Barrino.' She said it with kind of the side-eye so it led me to believe that Kandi was really mad at Fantasia.  But good to know that Kandi was not mad at her wedding speech. Honestly, I was shocked when they said she was. I'm nosy so I sure can't wait to see it on their Bravo wedding special. I love me some Fantasia. Check out this Throwback pic with me and the Rock/Soul singer after a concert she did in LA.I love her voice and her spirit.

Producer Accuses Porsha Williams Of Stealing Syleena Johnson's Song

According to BET Centric, Porsha Williams’ has already made an enemy.  in her short music career. While “Flatline” soared on the R&B iTunes charts, another song that was previewed on Sunday's “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was allegedly not hers to debut on the show.Viewers watched Williams record "Perfectly Worthless" in the studio. Now that millions have heard a snippet, Pierre Medor, the song's writer and producer, has blasted the reality star for stealing it without his permission.  Medor claims he was so dissatisfied with the demo of the song that he decided not to sell it to her. But Williams allegedly used it anyway.
His rep told The YBF:
In the business more than one artist will record the same song hoping for the right outcome, as was the case with "Perfectly Worthless." Porsha Stewart wanted a song, Pierre Medor wrote and produced this song in its entirety. Not having any previous point of reference for Porsha, we initially recorded the song for the purpose of determining her vocal abilities and how they would fit with this particular song; it was quickly determined that this song wasn’t the best match for her, so we chose not to sell her the song and notified her management of our decision.
Medor was shocked to hear the song on television and has since started the process of taking legal action, says the writer/producer’s rep. He continued:
“Perfectly Worthless” is a great song and she loves it…we get that. But just like everybody doesn’t look good in spandex, every voice doesn’t fit every song. It’s just unfortunate that Porsha has chosen to create another delusional marriage with this song by airing it and claiming to have taken part in its creation.
Since Medor didn’t sell the song to Williams, it was sold to Syleena Johnson and will appear on her next album.

Sidebar: Maybe the song will do better for Syleena after all this exposure. Nothing like hearing a song done wrong made right by a real singer!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Robert C. Riley Talks VH-1's 'Hit The Floor'

A few months ago Studio Q attended a charity event where we got a chance to talk with Robert C. Riley about his role on VH-1's popular new scripted series, 'Hit The Floor.'  We found out that Robert is more than just a pretty face with a hot body.  He is also an incredibly skilled actor who has performed on Broadway and holds a master's degree in acting. Those type of credentials are pretty rare in this business and worth noting.  Check out our interview with the Brooklyn native below and mark your calendars for the second season of 'Hit The Floor' to return to the VH-1 programming line up this summer.

Angie Stone introduces Two New Divas [VIDEO]

Diggy Simmons Lands New BET Televisio Show

According to BCK, Diggy Simmons,19, is prepping for his new role as a lead actor. The teen star revealed earlier today on Twitter that he will be starring in a new BET series called The Start Up.  “Not only have I been excited about this new music that’s on the way, I’m also very excited to announce that I have a new scripted television show titled #TheStartUp that has been picked up by @BET and will be going to series!”  He continued, “Last night was the @BET Upfronts and I was accompanied by 2 of my beautiful cast mates @TeyanaTaylor and @Bria_Murphy to represent the show. I’m super excited to be apart of the BET family and can’t wait for everyone to see #TheStartUp! Last night marked a historical day in our journey.. And we’re only going up from here! Thank you Ms. Debra Lee![SIC]”

According to a 2012 Deadline report, The Start Up was originally a comedy pilot/original movie starring Simmons and a close group of his friends. The BET film was said to star Diggy Simmons as the main character Blake,Teyana Taylor as Tiana, Bria Murphy (daughter of Eddie Murphy) as Nia, and Allen Maldonado as Manuel.  No word yet as to when the television series will debut.

Sidebar: Love this kid. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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Check out the Wonderful Performance after the break...

Brandy Reunites with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo on 'Queen Latifah Show'

Kandi and Todd to Star in Wedding Show on Bravo

According to the YBF, Bravo will give us a look inside “Real House of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss’ wedding to former "RHOA" execTodd TuckerKandi and Todd tied the knot in Atlanta last weekend and their new show (which doesn’t have an official title yet) will show us the happenings leading up to their nuptials and the actual ceremony.  Kandi and Todd will executive produce the show as they plan a “Coming to America" themed wedding ceremony, signifying the couple's initial introduction in Africa.
Sidebar: I will be tuning in. BTW I love this picture of them two. So cute. 

Mary Mary's Tina Campbell Explodes in Anger Over Husband's Infidelity

Michelle, Deitrick & Tye to Star in 'Fix My Choir'

According to the YBF, Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams along with “Preachers of L.A.” star Deitrick Haddon (shown above with gospel singer Tye Tribbit) for “Fix My Choir”.  Get those church hats and fans ready!
The show will follow the duo as they surprise a community, gospel or school choir each week to help them find perfect harmony within their group. Michelle and Deitrick will help each group tackle the issues most choirs endure including leadership, inter-personal conflicts, artistic direction and presentation.
Michelle seems very excited about her new project posting on Facebook,
“Good Morning!! So umm Deitrick Haddon, Tye Tribbett and myself just did something fun a few minutes!!
We just unveiled a new TV show on the Oxygen Network called "Fix My Choir" that we will start filming soon!! Do you have a choir that needs to be fixed? Lol!!!”
Sidebar: Check out interviews we did awhile ago with Michelle, Detrick and Tye Tribbit.

Single Ladies Finds New Home at BET Centric

According to the YBF, there is good news for all the “Single Ladies” fans out there!  After it was reported VH1’s scripted series “Single Ladies” was getting the axed from the network after three seasons, the show has found a new home on BET Networks' Centric TV.  Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment company has partnered up with Centric TV to bring an all-new fourth season of the romantic comedy series. No word on if the new season will bring back stars LisaRaye, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi, but here's to hoping they do. Flavor Unit will also be creating/producing new shows for the network as well.
Sidebar:  Oh yes! Great job saving another black show Queen Latifah and Shakim. I hope Single Ladies finds even more fans over at BET Centric. I'm not really a Single Ladies show watcher, but I'm a fan of Black Women working. So Kudos! 

'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Two More Seasons

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According to THR, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for two additional seasons, taking the fantasy drama into its sixth cycle. News of the order comes two days after the record-breaking ratings for the fourth season premiere and weeks after renewing deals with co-creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  “Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” said programming president Michael Lombardo. “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.”  Based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones has grown over recent years to become the network's biggest series.

The most recent season grossed an average weekly audience of 14.4 million viewers, and Sunday's return brought in 6.6 million viewers -- HBO's most-watched telecast since the 2007 series finale of The Sopranos.  The pricey series, which counts Peter Dinklage Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington among its sprawling cast of regulars, shoots across Europe -- with bases in Northern Ireland, Croatia and Iceland.  With the renewal, Game of Thrones becomes HBO's longest-running original scripted series currently on the air. It comes as no sup surprise given ratings and acclaim -- as well as the pay cable network's waning lineup of original scripted dramas. HBO this year will say farewell to True Blood following its seventh and final season, and Emmys darling Boardwalk Empire will also sign off after its upcoming fifth season.
Sidebar: I love this show!

The "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" Threatening To Quit

According to TMZ, the entire cast of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is threatening to walk off the show if Porsha Williams is fired over her fight with Kenya Moore.  The one holdout -- Kenya Moore.
Sources close to the show tell us the women hatched their plan this weekend at Kandi Burruss' wedding telling the show's producers how much they despise Moore because of all the drama she stirs up.  As TMZ reported Williams attacked Moore during taping of the reunion special and producers may use the bitch fight as justification for giving Porsha the axe.  TMZ reports since the brawl, ALL housewives' contracts for next season have been put on hold until show honchos figure out what to do with Porsha.  But sources tell TMZ the women have made it clear they'll walk if Porsha gets fired and NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks are making a play to get Kenya fired instead.

Sidebar: This show is not even that interesting anymore. I cannot watch Kenya or Porsha for longer than 5 minutes. I really feel the show has kind of run it's course. They need to add new cast members. I don't think the show should go away though. If you are still going to show RHONY and RHONJ which are way worse than RHOA then you should keep this show. Just spice it more, because the story lines have been less than interesting or just ridiculous. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ Renewed For Third Season

According to Deadline, A&E Network has picked up a third season of the critically acclaimed original series “Bates Motel,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network.  “The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said McKillop. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show.”  Season two premiered on March 3rd with 4.6 million total viewers and delivered 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54 (based on Live+7 viewing). “Bates Motel” continues to be A&E’s #1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49.  Season three of “Bates Motel” will begin production this fall on 10 episodes.  “Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.  New episodes of season two of “Bates Motel” currently air every Monday at 10PM/ET.

Sidebar: I watch this. It's not one of my top shows, but I watch.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed for James Bond Villain

According to Variety Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in the next installment in the Bond series. No offer has been made yet, and scheduling would still have to be worked out, but sources insist he is the front-runner for the job.  The studio had no comment.Daniel Craig is already set to return as Bond, with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris set to return as well. “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes will again direct.  Plot details are unknown at this point.  Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce, with John Logan penning the script.  The plan is start production in the summer in order to meet the pic’s release date of Nov. 6, 2015. Casting has been heating up, with the studio also on the lookout for one Scandinavian and one British woman to play the new Bond girls.  After Bardem’s success as the villain in “Skyfall,” the team behind the latest pic has decided to look for someone with a similarly interesting persona.  Ejiofor may have been heroic in “12 Years a Slave,” but he’s no stranger to getting his hands dirty, having played the villain in “Children of Men” and “Four Brothers.”  Ejiofor is currently filming “Z for Zachariah” with Chris Pine and Margot Robbie, and he is attached to John Hillcoat’s “Triple Nine.” He is repped by CAA and Markham Froggatt and Irwin.

Celebration of Gospel: Deitrick Haddon's Performance

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Celebration Of Gospel: Jonathan McReynolds and India.Arie

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

ICYMI: LIVE with Miki Howard on Studio Q Radio [LISTEN]

In this episode of Studio Q Radio Quencie and Tam talk with the legendary vocalist Miki Howard  about her new hot single 'Panther' and her new forthcoming album to drop this summer.  Miki even addresses what it was like to be thrust in the media recently over claims that her son Brandon Howard aka B. Howard was Michael Jackson's son. Listen below to hear the conversation.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Prince Cuts Ties With ‘Universal’

According to That Grape Juice, Prince has announced the arrival of his very own publishing company today, splitting with former publishers ‘Universal Music Publishing.’Named NPG Music Publishing, the limited liability company will see Prince publish his own music and currently seeks to place jams from his discography in  ”film, television, video games and the commercial realm”, just one month after building the organization.  Following in the footsteps of The Beatles’ frontman Paul McCartney, the ‘Beautiful Ones’ move marks the first time his material has been controlled independently in more than twenty years, already securing a placement for his music on Fox’s ‘New Girl’ in the February of this year.

Sidebar: Prince is like gimme me all my money.  Kudos.