“Ready For Love” Sneak Peek: It’s Time To Meet The Parents… [VIDEO]

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Alexis And Devyne Seem Ready To Square Up

Have you been keeping up with the second season of “Ready To Love”? It’s been pretty wild — but it’s almost time for folks to choose. On Saturday’s upcoming episode

The men and women prepare to make their final choices. But first they must pass one last test by meeting each other’s families. Now that the journey is almost over, have they found someone that they are truly ready to love?

That’s not the only pressure filled moment from the show either. When the ladies sit down to discuss things with Nephew Tommy things get tense between Alexis and Devyne and Alexis makes it clear — she wants ALL the smoke. Check out an exclusive clip below:

That definitely got testy… Do you think Alexis is being overly aggressive?

“Ready To Love” Episode: Will You Be Mine? airs Saturday, December 14 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

Hit the flip for two more exclusive clips.

“Growing Up Hip Hop” Exclusive: Angela Agrees To Sit Down With Briana… Will They Finally Make Peace? [VIDEO]

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Will A “Growing Up Hip Hop” Sit Down Between Briana And Angela End Well?

If you’ve been watching “Growing Up Hip Hop” over the last few seasons you already know that Angela Simmons and Briana Isaacs don’t really mix well. But hope floats for the pair, who are set to sit down on the next episode TONIGHT. Check out an exclusive clip below:

This is season 5 so it’s definitely time to grow ladies! Do you think they’ll make peace at last?

“Growing Up Hip Hop,” airs Thursday, December 12 at 9pm on WE tv.

LHHATL’s Tammy Rivera Accuses Interior Designer Of Walking Away With Her $52K Deposit – Company Sues Her For Cyberbullying (Exclusive)

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Reality Star Sued Interior Design Firm For Fraud; Company Countersues Her For Trashing Their Name Online

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’s” Tammy Rivera has accused a celebrity interior design firm of conning her out of a $52,000 deposit for work on her home.

But the firm didn’t take the claims lying down and countersued her for defamation and libel after she took to social media to trash the business when the deal went bad, court papers show.

Rivera sued D&A Designs over the summer for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud, alleging the design company took a $52,000 deposit but never did any of the work or delivered any of the furniture.

However little more than a week after Rivera filed suit, D&A Designs slapped her with a libel and defamation suit in federal court, contending that she defamed the company by creating Instagram posts blasting D&A Designs for stealing from her and telling her “nothing but lies,” the company said in court papers obtained by BOSSIP.

Rivera also posted a picture of the company co-owner Dereky Martin Hagler as well as their phone number, and Hagler said the company has received death threats, court papers state. The company said Rivera’s alleged actions cost them more than $1 million in business as well as severe emotional distress. The posts in question appear to have been deleted from Rivera’s Instagram.

D&A Designs admitted that Rivera contracted them for $105,500 interior design work on her home – including designing a basement powder room, painting work and chair upgrades that they said were finished before the completion date. But it contended that Rivera kept asking for additional work, which lengthened the project’s completion date.

The company also said that Rivera was supposed to hand over an $84,060 check – but only gave them $52,000, but they began the work anyway. Rivera also failed to make subsequent payments for the project, their court papers state.

It’s not clear how the relationship broke down or what became of Rivera’s $52,000. However D&A Designs said in its complaint that the project involved customized wallpaper and furniture that was not returnable once the work began.

Rivera, who is married to her “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” co-star Waka Flocka, is set to give a deposition on the case Dec. 11. Her lawyer declined to comment when reached by BOSSIP. D&A Designs’ attorney also declined to comment and referred a reporter to the court papers.

The company, which has worked with Mona Scott-Young and designed Yandy Smith-Harris’ office space wants Rivera to remove the offending posts, be barred from posting anything about the company and pay punitive damages of at least $75,000.

Welcome To Queendom: Netflix Unveils Teaser For Their First African Original Series “Queen Sono” [VIDEO]

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Today Netflix debuted the first teaser for Queen Sono the streaming service’s first script-to-screen, fully produced African original series with an all African cast and crew, which is set for release exclusively on Netflix worldwide on February 28, 2020.

Check out the teaser below:

Here’s the synopsis

After the assassination of her mother, Queen Sono grow up to become a kick- ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa. During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother’s death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.

Queen Sono also stars Vuyo Dabula playing Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path. Sechaba Morojele plays Dr. Sid, director of the SOG, with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, and Rob Van Vuuren, playing agents on his team. Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives. Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen’s childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa’s character, Nova. Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen’s beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen – no matter the trouble she gets herself into.

Queen Sono was in production for over eight weeks and was shot in 37 different locations across
Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya, and Zanzibar.

Viewers can expect diverse languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans,
isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.

Queen Sono will be available globally on February 28, 2020, at the same time in 190 countries across the worl

Created and written by: Kagiso Lediga
Written by: Karabo Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Muzi Dlamini
Directed by:Kagiso Lediga (named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2019) and Tebogo Malope (Cannes Lions and SAFTA award winner), with both directing three episodes each.
Executive produced by: Tamsin Andersson and Kagiso Lediga
Produced by: Netflix and Diprente

For more information, visit the Queen Sono social pages:
Facebook: @Queensononetflix
Instagram: @queensononetflix
Twitter: @NetflixSA

Shooketh: Lifetime Is Set To Air “Surviving R. Kelly Part 2: The Reckoning” [VIDEO]

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Lifetime Explores The Aftermath Of “Surviving R. Kelly” In Part 2 Set To Air In January

It’s almost been a year since the debut of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime this past January. As BOSSIP previously reported, calls to sexual assault hotlines increased by 35%, and #MuteRKelly activists were further galvanized to protest for R. Kelly’s record label to drop him. Seven weeks after the debut of the docuseries, the Cook County attorney’s office indicted the R&B singer on 10 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault involving alleged four victims and spanning over a decade, ultimately leading to Kelly’s arrest. Then in July 2019, R. Kelly was arrested on charges including child pornography and kidnapping, facing a total of 18 federal charges. Wild right. Well now Lifetime is back with a part 2, which will feature new survivors who have come forward as well as commentary from investigative journalist and author Jim DeRogatis, who has done some of the most thorough exposés on the musician — as well as Damon Dash, Mathew Knowles and Jimmy Maynes, #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, W. Kamau Bell, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Radio Personality Angela Yee, Cultural Critic Jamilah Lemieux, and State’s Attorney for Cook County Kimberly M. Foxx, Women’s Rights Attorney Gloria Allred And Many Others. Check out the trailer for Part II: The Reckoning below:

Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning airing across three nights, beginning January 2 at 9pm ET/PT. Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning will feature interviews from a variety of perspectives including with new survivors, supporters, psychologists and cultural and legal experts, and more insights into the ever-growing saga of the R&B singer, who is currently facing federal and state charges. The three-night event uncovers new stories with revealing details and explores why the voices of the girls that spoke up decades ago are only now being heard.

The full story will be available beginning on Thursday, January 2 at 3pm, with a six-hour marathon of Part I, airing in its entirety, leading into the two-hour premiere of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning from 9pm – 11pm ET/PT. Night two continues with two new hours of content, on January 3, from 9pm – 11pm ET/PT, and will conclude on Saturday, January 4 at 8pm ET/PT – 9:30pm ET/PT, followed by the debut of the documentary film, Hopelessly In Love: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison at 9:30pm ET/PT.

Safe to say we’ll ALL be watching this.

Is Tristan Thompson Secretly Smashing Khloe Kardashian’s Publicly Shamed Ant Booty To Smithereens Again?

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Khloe Kardashian Spending Time With Tristan Thompson But Friends Say It’s Not Romantic

Kould Khloé Kardashian be keeping kompany with her baby daddy again? According to RadarOnline reports, the reality star is secretly seeing Tristan Thompson:

“Khloe and Tristan are 100 percent back together. He spends the night there frequently when he is in town,” a source told RadarOnline.com. Tristan is based in Cleveland, where he plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “It’s a secret because she knows how much everyone would judge her. But she loves him despite how sh***y he treated her,” the source added.

And while Khloé isn’t eager to share her reconciled relationship status with the world, her family reportedly knows:

“She’s hiding it from the public, but her family knows all about it,” the source insisted.

Surprisingly enough, the family is reportedly supportive and haven’t been harboring bad feelings toward Tristan.

“They don’t hate him. He’s nice. They hate the way he treated her.”

But that’s just one report — other outlets are saying Khloé is resolved to NEVER reconcile with Tristan and that he’s just been spending more time with her because Khloé is allowing him access to baby True.

“Khloé and Tristan are spending time together strictly related to True,” the source tells Us Weekly, noting the twosome are coparenting. “She’s speaking to him, but they are not getting back together. They have not hooked up or anything.”

Hmmmm… Which report do you believe? On a recent episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Tristan lavished Khloé with an expensive diamond necklace and Khloe’s bestie Malika even revealed that she and her boo O.T. Genasis didn’t believe Khloé was truly done with her baby daddy.

There’s another theory too, according to US Weekly, friends were concerned that Tristan is more motivated by missing out on Khloé’s lifestyle and not so much HER.

“Tristan has made it known to Khloé he wants to reconcile,” the insider explained. “Her friends are concerned Tristan misses the lifestyle and perks that are included when dating a Kardashian. [She] doesn’t seem open to reconciling with Tristan, [but she] encourages him to spend time with True.”

This sounds awfully confusing. Do you believe Khloé is hooking up with Tristan or is it strictly a co-parenting arrangement?

“Truth Be Told” Exclusive: Michael Beach And Mekhi Phifer Play Octavia Spencer’s Hubby And Ex!

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“Truth Be Told” Stars Michael Beach And Mekhi Phifer Talk Love Triangles And Exes Who Are Trouble

Michael Beachh and Mekhi Phifer are the husband and ex-boyfriend of Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) an investigative journalist who is the center of the drama on “Truth Be Told”, a new series coming to Apple + on December 6. The actors talked to BOSSIP about their dynamic, why Poppy is trouble and clashes between the classes ahead of their premiere.

Here are their character breakdowns:

Ingram Rhoades played by Michael Beach

Poppy’s husband and her rock, a distinguished man who knows his own considerable worth. A strong and steady attorney who defied his elitist family to marry Poppy.

Markus Killebrew played by Mekhi Phifer

Poppy’s ex, a former ball player and a former detective in the Oakland Police Department. He jumps at the chance to help Poppy investigate the Chuck Buhrman murder.

The first three episodes of “Truth Be Told” are currently streaming on Apple TV +.

“Marriage Boot Camp” Exclusive: Laura’s Mom Blames Her For Their Family Drama [VIDEO]

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Is Laura To Take All The Blame?

Laura Govan’s family drama has been a big storyline for this season of “Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition” and it looks like this week’s brand new episode will revisit their problematic ties once again. The show airs Friday but we’ve got an exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure now. Check it out below:

That’s got to suck to have your own mother talk this way about you, don’t you think?

Here’s what else to expect from the episode:

The families are blindsided by a surprise lie detector test. Deception is indicated and the drama goes up in flames! Aaron finally gets the hard truth, Alexis shuts down, and Corey threatens to leave.

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: FAMILY EDITION – “BURNING QUESTION” – Airs Friday, December 13th at 10/9C on WeTV

Vanna White Starts Her Stint As ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host For The First Time In 37 Years

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Vanna White Hosts Wheel of Fortune For The First Time In 37 Years

This week, Vanna White started her three-week stint replacing Pat Sajak as the host of Wheel of Fortune. This marks the first time that she will take on hosting duties in her whopping 37 years working on the show.

The long-standing serious announced just last month that White would make the transition to host after news broke that the program’s host, Pat Sajak, needed to undergo emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. Though this is the iconic letter board turner has never hosted an entire episode of Wheel Of Fortune, according to the New York Times, White switched places with Sajak for one round in 1996 when the host was dealing with laryngitis.

Even though she’s been apart of the show for several decades now, when the time finally came for White to host the show, she was still nervous to take on the task.

Oh, my gosh, that’s an understatement,” she admitted. “I was very nervous.” However, it never really showed. There was one instance where she read the wrong amount on her spin of the wheel. “Oh no, I’m looking at the wrong arrow,” she said, before jokingly asking, “How do you do this show?”

Her first show on the job ended with Vanna awarding Raychel with a healthy $37,000 prize in the Bonus Round–which is a perfect number, considering it took 37 years on the show for White to get her first opportunity as host.   

In the third and final week of Vanna’s stint as host, a surprise guest will be taking over her job–but it won’t be revealed until the episode actually airs. 

The Women Of ‘Boxer Wives’ Pull No Punches In New Series Airing Exclusively On BOSSIP [Video]

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Go Behind-The-Scenes With The Women Of Boxer Wives In New Series

Audiences worldwide can now catch a glimpse behind the curtain in the world of boxing and the women who make it all happen behind-the-scenes.

Boxer Wives features the wives and girlfriends of some of the sport’s most notable fighters, who will be sharing intimate details of their lives beyond what goes down in the ring.  Led by the explosive relationships surrounding multiple-time former world champion Zab ‘Super’ Judah, this new series promises to entertain even the most seasoned of reality show fans.

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Here’s a full list of the wives and girlfriends being featured in Season 1 of Boxer Wives:

  • Meda Leacock, former wife of Zab ‘Super’ Judah
  • Saskiia “Keyah” Huey, girlfriend of Zab ‘Super’ Judah
  • Shanequa Tramaine Barrettwife of professional heavy weight boxing champion Monte Barrett
  • Linda Batson, girlfriend of IBA Middle Weight World Champion Curtis “Show Time” Stevens
  • Jylissa Quinones, girlfriend of retired professional boxer Joel Castillo
  • Cindy O’Pharrowwife of Kwani B. O’Pharrow, President of Starrett City Boxing Club

Taking place in New York City, this eight-episode series goes puts a magnifying glass on the lives of these six women at the forefront of boxing. Just like their men, these women are living life to the fullest–We’re talking financial security and luxurious lifestyles filled with designer clothes and jewelry. But when things with these prizefighters are in disarray, these women not only have to fulfill their roles as spouse, but also play nurse, counselor, and mother.

The ladies of Boxer Wives love hard and fight even harder, just like their men. This brand new series captures the not-so-pretty truth that goes along with this profession, making for a life that’s just as unpredictable, emotional and passionate as the fighters they love.

Check out a trailer for the series down below. To watch the whole season click here!