1.01.2013

Seriously, 2013? Really?


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  1. I saw that on TV last week. I was like, "Uhhhh...no."

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  2. My sister n law watched part of the first episode and I, caught in a game of NuLife 2012, was stuck watching too.

    For the record, Left Eye is dead and has been for a decade. So there won't ever be another TLC. T-Boz wants to perform again and my understanding is that she wanted to do so with Chilli. However, their goals were different. Chilli wanted to go all-in like before, but T-Boz (who has sickle cell) doesn't want to jeopardize her health.

    Okay, as far as I'm concerned, that's the end of the conversation. Say goodbye and go your separate ways. But no. They're going to drag this thing out for Lawd knows how long.

    *smdh* WHY? Oh yeah, to try and be relevant again.

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    1. For the record, Left Eye is dead and has been for a decade. So there won't ever be another TLC.

      Right? Why can't people like these take their money and go? Go build a corporation, start a scholarship fund, do something crazy to uplift Black people.

      WTF is this? The day Left Eye died, she took their career with her. Done. End of story.

      Now take your money and go somewhere. Make sure to take Brandy Norwood and the Braxton sisters with you.

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    2. The Braxton sisters I'll definitely co-sign because...they're not Toni, and even with her, I don't watch the show.

      Brandy? Brandy has a reality show? I suppose I should not be surprised. Who doesn't have a reality show these days?

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    3. @Amaya, Brandy had a reality show back during the days of her fake marriage. It was totally crazy that she got pregnant then pretended that the baby daddy was her husband and had the nerve to put the whole thing on TV, but there you go.

      I think they didn't pay him enough to go away b/c baby daddy is the one who ultimately spilled the beans.

      They claimed the scam was b/c of Brandy's image but I'm like, but what do you expect her rep to be once it comes out she is a liar?

      Plus I can never forgive the Norwoods b/c Ray J's penis is the reason we have to tolerate 24/7 Kardashian coverage (and that chick has made more money from a black man's penis than any black woman will EVER manage-$65M just last year). The power of black pipe knows no bounds...

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    4. "Plus I can never forgive the Norwoods b/c Ray J's penis is the reason we have to tolerate 24/7 Kardashian coverage (and that chick has made more money from a black man's penis than any black woman will EVER manage-$65M just last year). The power of black pipe knows no bounds..."

      *straight up DEAD*

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    5. Say what? Sixty-five mil--

      *collapses*

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    6. Good point. Now that she's pregnant with a famous Black man I wonder how much money will she get from that?

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    7. Well, I think they've already signed a deal for a reality show. So she'll get paid for pushing the baby out and then for letting them film her being a mom. The world is totally crazy. I'm sure she'll make at least 50% more for carrying a famous black man's seed. That's why the sham marriage to Kris Humphries was doomed. He is neither famous nor "black" enough for her purposes. I'm not even sure why she bothered.
      She'll get paid an even bigger fortune and be featured on a bunch of magazine covers as usual.
      And I hate myself for knowing it but like I said, you do not have to LOOK for news on her...it just pops up like it's as important as the fiscal cliff, or people dying in the Middle East. It's disgusting.

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    8. "And I hate myself for knowing it but like I said, you do not have to LOOK for news on her...it just pops up like it's as important as the fiscal cliff, or people dying in the Middle East. It's disgusting."

      Which is exactly what I meant by being out of the Non-Attention Hooker 'Celebrity' loop. You don't even need to search for information on the ones who don't fall into that category. Hell, you don't even have to watch E!. Flipping CNN carried Paris Hilton's release from prison, as if she had been a political prisoner like Nelson Mandela and An San Suu Kyi.

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    9. "The power of black pipe knows no bounds..."

      TRU FAX! TRU FAX!!!!!

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    10. And she's doing better than Ray J!!! WTF???

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  3. Oh, well, one reason T-Boz is doing this is b/c I don't think she has any money. Not money to start a foundation, or a scholarship, or live off the interest. Her broke may not be broke like a regular person, but she has a chronic illness and a child and didn't earn as much as people would think.

    TLC's initial record deal was garbage. That is the norm in the industry. You get very little from album sales and they make you pay for your own videos (which got fancier and fancier even before it was necessary to cover up for people who couldn't sing or dance..cough, cough Rhianna). A lot of artists have explained this on Vh1 Behind the Music. It's how Toni Braxton went broke...at least the first time. So for TLC, the apex of their career sold millions of dollars and lined other people's pockets. Now she probably made more than most people will see but then you get into the issue of people who've never had money not knowing how to make it work, or not seeing how their earning potential has a limited lifespan.

    I actually remember reading about T-Boz's house being in foreclosure and what's his face, Mac-10 or whichever non-Ice Cube member of Westside Connection that she was with was not paying child support (probably b/c he was/is broke too). (On a side note, speaking of west coast rappers, I think Xzibit has no money either).

    So the crappy part for TLC was that by the time they could have been signing a Janet Jackson sized record contract (money up front, no strings), Left Eye died.
    Considering the amount of money that talentless hacks and hoes make on reality TV, I can see why people would be tempted, esp. if they are hard up. But it is sad to see how some people have fallen. I mean, I think a lot of people still thought Whitney Houston was a princess until "Being Bobby Brown"...

    I mean, if Tboz was white, her show would lead to clothing lines and fragrances and lord knows what else...

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    1. And that makes me sad. I didn't even think the ep was that good. It looked boring. All I kept hearing was T-Boz saying her and Chilli needed to "talk," and then they'd cut to them talking and not resolving anything. It don't look good for Totally T-Boz. I do wish her well.

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    2. Do you think it will be better or worse than "What Chilli Wants"...I never watched it but I think it was about her looking for a man.

      The sad part is, Lisa Lopes was actually doing stuff for other people and was in Honduras b/c I think she did have a foundation or supported some causes down there (where her father was from) when she died. I think she was supporting a child even. She was definitely the crazy one initially but seemed to have really toned it down and gotten her act together from her burning down houses and beating men twice her size days. She was also the one on their Behind the Music episode talking about all of the nonsense that they spent money on when they got their first checks and didn't realize they were 'advances' and not real money.

      I'm not sure what they have to talk about. Chili and T-Boz don't have a marketable act anymore...as was already stated, it ended with a car crash in Honduras...

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    3. Left Eye was always the "realest" one to me, even though I loved all three of them. She did have a foundation and was in Honduras doing something philanthropic when she died.

      Do you think it will be better or worse than "What Chilli Wants"...I never watched it but I think it was about her looking for a man.

      Chilli had a reality show? And that was the premise? *gulp* I can't even...

      I don't think it'll do well. It looks lame as hell.

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    4. Chilli is now on muhfuckin "Celebrity Cookout" on the Food Network.

      Okay, I'm a huge of FN; I like to cook and I like to learn. If you're a chef and you're obsessed with food, you belong on FN.

      If you are a has-been singer, however, you don't need to be anywhere near friggin' FN. You need to be opening a blues bar or embarking on a respectable solo career.

      These people are singers, or they're supposed to be. IDGAF about their dating lives or whether or not they can cook or dance with the stars or what...the fuck...ever. If you're a singer, and the music industry is not your friend right now, then go sit down somewhere until is. Go learn a few instruments, travel the world studying other types of music. Help out younger, struggling generations of black musicians - KRUSH (formerly known as Gauge) could use some support. Sha Sha Jones wouldn't mind some help.

      Like, OMG, let it go already.

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    5. "Chilli is now on muhfuckin "Celebrity Cookout" on the Food Network."

      So that's what goes down when I don't watch tv! It's alright. I will keep the memories of TLC and their awesomeness alive in my memories.

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    6. Oh, well, one reason T-Boz is doing this is b/c I don't think she has any money. Not money to start a foundation, or a scholarship, or live off the interest. Her broke may not be broke like a regular person, but she has a chronic illness and a child and didn't earn as much as people would think.

      I wondered about this? I wondered if they just never financially "made it" and that's why they've descended into this.

      So I forgive these two.

      What's Brandy Norwood's excuse?

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    7. I'm pretty sure the TLC girls never really made it financially in a way that matched their status in the 90's. Like I said, they and other musical artists have explained how when a lot of them "go broke" it was b/c they didn't get that far into the black. If you don't make a ton of money touring and don't have several hit records, you'll never get that insane amount of money (on a side not, Andre Rison, Lisa Lopes's on-again/off-again boyfriend until she died, was featured in a documentary called "Broke". He is way behind on child support and it finally had to be reduced to acknowledge that he won't ever be able to pay the original month award).
      As ratchet as it is, I'm pretty sure both of these girls never had a lot of money, and haven't had a source of income in a while. And both are single mothers at this point.

      To my knowledge, Brandy has a lot of money...I'm pretty sure Moesha set her up nicely even though her musical career has been nowhere for a while. And she had money to pay off her fake husband, and I think if she'd ponied up more he wouldn't have dimed her out. But like I said, the Norwood's are special and this isn't her first foray into reality show. I'm going to say she likes attention, since she had a reality show about married life when she wasn't really married.

      And hell, she is probably salty that her brother's former ride made $65M and is hoping to get that kind of loot. I'd be salty if I was an actual actress/singer/whatever and a professional gold digger/amateur porn star was getting paid more than me. I'm just a regular person and I'm salty that a professional gold digger makes that kind of money and didn't even have to become and ex-wife to do it.

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