Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tamar Braxton Reveals Baby Logan & Talks Postpartum Depression

According to YBF.com Tamar Braxton showed off her & hubby Vince's first child in the brand new issue of Us Weekly that hit stands today.  Get a peek inside at the newest Braxton (and Herbert) baby, plus Tamar's honest reveal on "GMA" this morning about feeling unattached to Logan immediately after having him... Logan Herbert's big reveal is being done in the only way we would expect from Tamar & Vince--a three page spread in a magazine.The family appears in this week's issue of Us Weekly (pictured above) and we get to see just who little Logan looks like....we see his daddy Vince in the lips and his mom Tamar elsewhere.  How cute!  Tamar also appeared on "GMA" this morning to give the real on how many brand new moms REALLY feel immediately after giving birth.  It wasn't all roses & rainbows and baby powder.  Tamar dished that she felt unattached at first, and wondered if God had made a mistake by making her Logan's mother
"I loved him, you know.  But I wasn't like 'oh, gosh, yes my baby, ooh,' you know. It wasn't that. It was more like what do I do now, you know?
You're in shock....And you know, it took me a few days to really, like, come to terms with the fact that I am a mom and this is my baby."
And it didn't help that the breastfeeding and diaper changes didn't happen as expected.
"Well you know, I was questioning my motherhood. … Like, is this a mistake that God made? Or like, is this something that I need to hand over to my husband because he and the baby connected instantly. And I wanted that. And I guess I was a little jealous, pretty much. Am I being really honest here? I guess I am."
She continued about not feeling like the "right" mother:
"I guess in a sense I did feel unattached because you know, I really, really wanted to connect with him because I wanted to breast-feed. And when he didn't latch on and when I couldn't produce milk I just felt like, 'Is this the wrong child?' You know what I mean? 'Am I the wrong mother?'"
But 2 months later, Tamar's riding high in the mommy saddle and overcame all the doubts:
"When he finally latched on I felt like he got me and I got him and this was all meant to be....I am very happy. I feel complete … he is the best thing that ever happened to me."
Check out her "GMA" interview with more pics of Logan below:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

See Paula Patton, Jill Scott and More in 'Baggage Claim'

According to Essence.com Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and more co-star in David E. Talbert's big screen adaptation of his best-selling novel, Baggage Claim. See photos from the star-studded romantic comedy hitting theaters on September 27. Check out photos and the trailer from the film below.

Watch The Premiere Episode of The REAL [VIDEO]

Tune into The Real (debuted July 15, check your local listings)—a new syndicated talk show on Fox—for real talk about love, relationships and celebrity gossip. The chat fest features an opinionated panel of ladies, including singer and breakout Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton, comedienne Loni Love and actress Tamera Mowry-Housely. Hopefully the four-week summer.

Sidebar: I have been loving this show.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Studio Q Talks to Sheree Fletcher about VH-1's Hollywood Exes

Studio Q caught up with VH-1's Hollywood Exes star, Sheree Fletcher at Kym Whitley's Maskymrade birthday party last week. The red carpet was her second stop that night.  She had just come from an event where her son Trey Smith was the DJ. We just loved her spirit and down to earth vibe.  Watch our interview with Sheree below.

Studio Q Talks to Brandy about Performing Live, Fans & The Game

Studio Q was thrilled to speak to Brandy on the red carpet of Kym Whitley's Maskymrade birthday party last Tuesday. We spoke to Brandy about her emotional live performance at Club Nokia, how she feels about her fans, and playing the role of Chardonnay on BET's The Game.  She was every bit of the kind person we thought her to be. Yes, we love brandy round' here. Check out our Studio Q interview with Brandy below.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Roland Martin Hosts Annual Hollywood Soiree

Studio Q covered Roland Martin's annual Hollywood Soiree.  According to Frontpage Firm, on Wednesday in celebration of his new TV One morning show "News One Now" and recent honor as "Journalist Of The Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists, Roland S. Martin, hosted his annual Los Angeles soiree at the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. Martin was joined by celebrities and a host of Hollywood insiders including actress Erika Alexander ("Criminal Minds"), actress Rochelle Aytes (ABC's "Mistresses), actor/ comedian Bill Bellamy ("Mr. Box Office"), recording artist Rhona Bennett (En Vogue), VH1 Director of Celebrity Talent Relations & Creative Development Denise Bishop, CW Vice President of Current Programming Traci Blackwell, SVP of Marketing Qubeey Marc Brogdon, President of Codeblack Films Jeff Clanagan, CEO of Revolt TV Keith Clinkscales, comedian Michael Colyar, actress Angell Conwell ("The Young and The Restless"), actress Wendy Davis ("Army Wives"), actor/director Bill Duke ("Not Easily Broken"), recording artist Terry Ellis (En Vogue), recording artist/ reality star Faith Evans (TV One's "R&B Divas"), Sony Pictures Senior Vice President of Production / author DeVon Franklin, recording artist/ reality star Nicci Gilbert (TV One's "R&B Divas"), actress Meagan Good ("Think Like A Man Too"), Co-Executive Producer Heather Gray (CBS' "The Talk"), recording artist Cindy Herron (En Vogue), founder of THE AJ ZONE AJ Johnson, CEO of The Langford Company and former NBC executive Debra Langford, TV One CEO Alfred Ligginsreality star and restauranteur Miss Robbie Montgomery (OWN's "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's"), TV One consultant Christina Norman, reality star Tim Norman (OWN's "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's"), TV One acting Head of Programming D'Angela Proctor, actress/ activist Sheryl Lee Ralph ("Instant Mom"), television personality Tanika Ray ("HGTV Design Star"), director Matty Rich, publicist Reid Rich, Senior Associate Producer Tera Roberson ("Dr. Phil"), celebrity Judge Kevin Ross ("America's Court with Judge Ross"), executive producer / comedian Chris Spencer (BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood"), actress Tika Sumpter (Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"), reality stars Ben and Jewel Tankard (Bravo's "Thicker Than Water: The Tankards"), actor Glynn Turman (Showtime's "House of Lies"), talk show host Sheryl Underwood (CBS' "The Talk"), actor/ director Mario Van Peebles (Starz's "Boss"), and actress Vanessa Williams ("Raising Izzie"). Check out the video from Roland's party below.  Find out what celebs had to say about Roland's new show on TV ONE.

STUDIOQTV TWEET Featured in Oprah's Next Chapter Promo on OWNTV

A few weeks ago Studio QTV tweeted during Oprah's Next Chapter show on OWNTV. It was a great episode featuring Phylicia Rashad, Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis and Alfre Woodard discussing black women in Hollywood.  Our tweets were among Oprah's other 20 million followers but out of no where Oprah not only re-tweeted us she replied directly to us thanking us for watching the show! She has 20 million followers - how did she even see OUR tweet? Ah-mazing! Clearly, we had been blessed by the Twitter Gods and were experiencing Twitter magic. A few days later it got even better, we received a direct message from OWNTV about getting permission to use our tweet in a Next Chapter Promo! This most definitely exceeded all expectations!  Our tweet has been featured in an OWNTV promo for a whole week now! The actual Next Chapter show being promoted features Hugh Jackman and airs tonight on OWN. Yes, I will be watching! Who knew that something you tweeted to Oprah would end up on her network for the world to see! What a thrill. This is why we love Twitter! Our Tweet made it to TV! I still cannot believe it, but it's true.  Check out the featured tweet to Oprah in the Next Chapter promo video below: 

Friday, July 26, 2013

NickMom Announced Fall Premiere of Instant Mom starring Tia Hardrict

According to Indiewire NickMom has announced the fall will premiere Instant Mom, its first original scripted comedy series, starring and produced by Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
The half-hour series features Mowry-Hardrict as Stephanie, a party girl who trades in Cosmos for carpools when she marries Charlie (Michael Boatman), who already has three kids. Stephanie slowly grows into her role as a full-time stepmom while struggling to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life.   Sheryl Lee Ralph co-stars as Stephanie's mother Maggie, and rounding out the cast are Charlie's three kids played by Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun.  The series is picked up for 13 episodes and will premiere in the primetime NickMom block on the Nick Jr. channel, with encore episodes airing on Nick at Nite.

Sidebar: I love that she not only is starring in this show, but it is original and produced by Tia Mowry-Hardict. Women are doing it for themselves! Go Tia!

Mary J. Blige To Release First Christmas Album

This Christmas will be very merry…or should we say “Mary.”  Mary J. Blige is set to take on the holidays, with the release of her first holiday music album, cleverly entitled “A Mary Christmas.” The reigning Queen of Hip Hop Soul, known for her hard hitting emotional tracks is leaving the pain behind for some yuletide cheer with the help of veteran award producer David Foster. The collaboration proves a major one for the Grammy winning singer, as Foster has produced the multi-platinum Christmas albums by Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Celine Dion.  The album will mark Blige’s 11th studio album since the release of her 1992 debut album What’s the 411?.  A Mary Christmas will be released in October of 2013.

Sidebar:  This should be nice. Love Marrrrrrrrrry!

MTV Documentary on Miley Cyrus

According to Huffington Post MTV will become Miley Television this fall.  The 20-year-old actress-singer is getting a one-hour documentary – not yet titled – on the music network. The announcement was made Friday by MTV Programming President Susanne Daniels at the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Cameras will follow Cyrus as she works on her new album, which is due out later this year.  Her current single, "We Can't Stop," is No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.  Cyrus was the star of Disney's "Hannah Montana" for four seasons. The series' finale aired in January 2011.
In the meantime you can see 20-year-old Miley stripped down to her birthday suit for a Marc Jacobs t-shirt -- which is part of the designer's "Protect the Skin You're In" campaign to raise awareness for melanoma research. Miley posted the image on her Twitter page -- along with the caption, "Ts are available at 9 Marc Jacobs boutiques including SanFran, LA, Chicago, New York, Boston, & Savannah GA!"
Sidebar: Let's see how many of those Hannah Montana fans watch this. Yay for the documentary, boo for the shirt. Not buying that one. Lol

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kym Whitley's Maskymrade Birthday Party [VIDEO]

Studio Q was front and center on the red carpet of Kym Whitley's 40th Maskymrade birthday party held at Rain night club in Studio City, CA. Kym's Raising Whitley village family came out to celebrate along with some of her celebrity friends. OWNTV cameras were also present to capture footage for her hit show, "Raising Whitley".  We bottled up some of the birthday love from that night and featured it in the video below. Watch birthday wishes from Brandy (The Game), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Letters From Zora), Kelly Price (R&B Divas LA), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom), Vanessa Williams (Intimate Apparel) Bobby Brown (New Edition) Sheree Fletcher (VH-1's Hollywood Exes) James Pickens, Jr. (Greys Anatomy) Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) plus many more. 

According to Always A List when actress/comedienne Kym Whitley’s “Raising Whitley” reality show returns on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network early next year, the show will expand from 30 minutes to one hour.  During a recent appearance for McDonald’s in New Orleans, the “Black Dynamite” star Whitley shared her excitement about the show’s second season. “We’re going to an hour, which should be great,” Whitley said. Production on season two of “Raising Whitley” just began in Los Angeles.  “Raising Whitley” chronicles the journey of the first-time mom, who adopted her son Joshua after her mentee left her name as his guardian after having him at the hospital. Whitley is raising her son with the help of her friends—whom she calls “The Village”—while trying to maintain her hectic Hollywood career.  “Raising Whitley,” along with “Iyanla: Fix My Life” and “Life with La Toya,” contributed to OWN Networks successful Saturday night ratings.  In addition to readying season two of “Raising Whitley,”Kym Whitley is also featured on the OWN Network summer special, “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious.”

Vivica Fox Loses her Cool on L.A.Hair [VIDEO]

According to YBFVivica Fox loses her cool on tonight's episode of L.A. Hair. And it was all because stylist, China wasn't up to par when it came to her professionalism of getting the wig styling done on time for a shoot. As we all know, Vivica launched her Vivica Fox Hair Collection a few years ago.  So, for her most recent promo shoot, Vivica took her wiggery to celeb hairstylist Kim Kimble's folks so they could work their magic.  And stylist China made Vivica fly into a controlled rage when she showed up late and completely unprepared for the shoot. Watch the sneak peek below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Planning Fall Wedding

According to People, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's are planning to tie the knot in a wedding this fall. The couple plan to have a beachfront wedding complete with an 11-day honeymoon in the Maldives, the same location Legend proposed. "We are spending half of the time eating the great food that we love, and the other half basking in the sun on a tropical beach," said Teigen at her swimwear launch in Miami.

Sidebar: Congratulations to the couple! I wonder if he will sing at his own wedding.

Russell Simmons Launches All Def Music

According to Vibe Russell Simmons has teamed up with Universal Music Group to launch a brand new label specifically for YouTube artists, All Def Music. Simmons also partnered with Brian Robbins and Steve Rifkind on the project, which will officially launch later this year. "I look forward to working with the extraordinary talent from the vastly creative YouTube ecosystem in the same way I've worked with musicians, poets, comedians and designers all my life," said Simmons.

Sidebar:  Youtube has literally changed the game for the better. It has leveled the playing field and has pioneers like Russell coming to you to find you. The power has shifted. The internet gave the people a voice and an opportunity to be the masters of their fate.

Shonda Rhimes Sells Another New Drama to ABC

According to [Deadline] Shonda Rhimes has the golden touch! Hollywood's newest TV titan has sold yet another show to ABC. Rhimes along with KJ Steinberg will produce and bring to life Lawless, a drama about a lawyer who returns to her hometown to repair her past. It's inspired by the real-life story of the truck-driver-turned-lawyer Wynona Ward. It's unclear who Rhimes and Steinberg will cast as the lead actor or when they will begin writing a pilot.

Sidebar: Can't stop, won't stop! Shonda Rhimes is unstoppable. I am looking forward to whatever she does.  Her creations has made me a fan of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal is my show! Keep giving it to us Shonda!

Chris Brown Gives Lamborghini Nike Air Foamposite Paint Job [PHOTOS]

According to TMZ Chris Brown painted his Lamborghini Aventador just like a Nike Air Foamposite Camo sneaker.

We spoke to the owner of JC Customz in Bellflower, CA who tells us Chris rolled into the shop last month along with the Nike shoe and asked the guys if they could replicate the camo pattern on the car.

We're told the work took 4 weeks to complete all handpainted, no wrap -- with the total cost running close to $15k.

But it was obvious Chris felt he got his money's worth 'cause right after the job was complete, Chris posed for pics with his freshly painted toy.

Chris also grabbed a spray can and tagged some of his signature monster characters on the walls inside the shop and the owner tells TMZ he's stoked about the new art.

It ain't the first time Chris has applied an unusual custom paint job to a super expensive ride. Check out a few of his custom jobs below.

Sidebar: When you got your own coins you can do whatever you like.