TV REVIEW: ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary

The OWN Network premiered the documentary Dark Girls Sunday night. As I watched and surfed my social media, I saw sentiments from people that ranged from "Finally someone is telling my story" to "What was the point of telling this story?" My own opinion lies on both sides of the fence. I am a "dark girl." Like some of … [Read more...]

BFF’s Oprah & Tyler Perry Cover ESSENCE + Oprah Lands Jason Collins For “Next Chapter”

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are two of the most successful people in the business.  Last year, they joined forces when Tyler Perry and Oprah struck a deal for TP to produce new shows for Oprah's network, OWN. Now, the shows are complete and ready to premiere on OWN later this month.  ESSENCE magazine sat down with the … [Read more...]

OWN Releases Trailers For New Tyler Perry Shows

OWN Network finally released the trailers for Tyler Perry's highly anticipated new shows, Love Thy Neighbor and The Haves and The Have Nots. The new original series' will premiere on OWN May 28th and 29th. Both shows were created, written, and directed by Perry. Love Thy Neighbor is a half hour comedy centered around … [Read more...]

DMX Threatens To Sue OWN; Wants His “Fix My Life” Episode Removed

DMX is not happy about his episode of Iyanla, Fix My Life.  After the turbulent episode aired, DMX's team released a statement saying that Iyanla didn't fix his life, but made it worse. DMX is now claiming that OWN agreed to only focus on his relationships with women and his children and not his drug addiction.  On the … [Read more...]

DMX Appears On “Iyanla, Fix My Life”

"The next 90 minutes is not about a multi-platinum selling hip hop artist or a celebrity. It's about a deeply wounded man in a lot of pain. This show, is about the ravages of a long-term drug problem." This was part of a statement from life coach Iyanla Vanzant that aired before DMX appeared on Iyanla, Fix My Life. This … [Read more...]

Tyler Perry’s Madea Meets “The Color Purple’s” Sophia (Video)

Last year, Tyler Perry teamed up with Oprah to produce new shows for her network OWN in hopes to increase ratings. In the past few weeks, the two have been working on different promos for the shows which are geared up to premiere next month. In the new promo, Sophia and Madea come together to encourage folks to watch … [Read more...]


Oprah is working on a line-up for OWN that's sure to increase her ratings.  With the return of the popular show Iyanla: Fix My Life, the two new series from Tyler Perry, The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, and the addition of two new reality shows; OWN may just have a breakout season this spring. Iyanla: Fix … [Read more...]


As we are approaching the anniversary of Whitney Houston's passing, her mother Cissy Houston is ready to set the record straight.  Cissy Houston will be featured on the next episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" for a one-on-one revealing interview.  From the sneak peek we can see that Oprah isn't holding back.  She questions … [Read more...]