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WHO SHARES THE REALITY BURDEN IN THE PLIGHT OF BLACK WOMEN?

The debate on Black women and how they are represented–or rather misrepresented–on reality television is one that is old and tired, yet continues to be the topic of discussion as networks continue to crank out shows that do less uplifting and more stereotyping. On any given Sunday or Monday night you’re sure to see beautiful, yet flawed women of color bickering over trivial drama, cat fighting over men and perpetuating the far too common “mean girl” persona. After nearly a decade of low-brow style reality television shows from “Flavor of Love” to “Love & Hip-Hop,” we’ve seen the plight of… Continue Reading

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Former American Idol Ruben Studdard Joins ‘The Biggest Loser’

Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be returning to the reality television circuit as a contestant on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser. Studdard, who took the Idol crown in 2003, will join the pound-shedding competition show this fall, according to reports from People magazine. Studdard, despite his weight, captured the hearts of America who affectionately called him the “Velvet Teddy Bear.” Studdard’s 2003 platinum-selling studio album Soulful reached number one on the Billboard chart. Though the Alabama native slimmed down after marrying Surata Zuri McCants in 2008, Studdard noticeable gained the weight back after their divorce in 2012. “I’ve never had… Continue Reading

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Kelly Price Creates Bold New Reality Show ‘Too Fat For Fame’

It appears Ms. Kelly Price has been bit by the reality TV bug. The powerhouse singer is now casting for a new reality show called “TOO Fat For Fame.” While details are unclear, Price posted a video on YouTube imploring potential cast for the show to send in video submissions. “I’m too fat for fame, at least that’s what they told me…and are still telling me that now,” she says in the clip. “I can only imagine if I listened to all the people that told me I would never make it in this business because I was too fat…. Continue Reading