Six years have passed since the singer-songwriter released her sophomore album ‘No Boys Allowed,’ which spurned the hit ‘Pretty Girl Rock.’
In the time after, Hilson has been noticeably missing from the music scene – with little explanation as to why. Although, many have cited a romantic relationship when answering the questions surrounding her whereabouts.
Oddly, the start of the year saw a press release surface touting the star’s return. However, she quickly debunked the claims, while confirming the legitimacy of the tracks named. She also confirmed the statement’s claim that the LP is titled ‘L.I.A.R’ – an acronym for ‘love is a religion.’
Confused? So were we.
Still, we’re eager to hear what Miss Keri Baby has been cooking up. And it seems like the wait won’t be much longer.
Though far from the most active act on social media, the Atlanta native has taken a liking to SnapChat where she has been sharing snippets of new music.
Want to hear what Keri has been baking in the lab?
“Don’t go too fast, don’t go too slow, you got to let your body flow”
As baby-making bangers go, few can rival the timeless sensuality served up on TLC’s 1995 smash ‘Red Light Special.’ For that reason and many more, the bedroom masterpiece is this week’ selection for From This Vault.
Written and produced by the the legendary Babyface, ‘Special’ was serviced as the second single from the group blockbuster record-breaking sophomore set ‘CrazySexyCool.’
After flipping the gender script with ‘Creep’, the girls made way for some sexy time with the release of this track (which itself preceded the educational tone of follow-up ‘Waterfalls’.)
Missing out on the #1 spot due to Montell Jordan’s monumental ‘This Is How We Do It’, ‘Special’ peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B tally. The cut was also a Top 20 hit in the UK.
Re-affirming their commitment to breaking the norm, the trio skewed edgy with the track’s accompanying video. In TLC’s world, prostitutes are males and Left-Eye is the pimp. A point that is often overlooked, yet one that was a powerful way of furthering their female-empowerment mantra. Matthew Rolston directed the visual, which was set in a brothel and featured then-model Boris Kodjoe.
Fittingly, there are no better words to describe TLC than “crazy, sexy, and cool”. Whether they were tackling social issues or goofing around, those three components were ever present. And now, years on, their message is ever-during.
These days, there are many a crazy, sexy and cool act. Yet, sadly so few have anything interesting to say. Different times, right?
After much ado, VH1 drew the curtain back on the panel of their revamped version of ‘America’s Next Top Model.’
Led by Rita Ora (who replaces Tyra Banks as host), the judges joining the singing entrepreneur are supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine C.O.O Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist/ image architect Law Roach.
Now, a day after the announcement, a series of snaps of the cast at work have been released.
Check ’em out above and below, where Ora’s message about her new role also awaits…
“In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.”
Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s game-changing past.
Today, we make our way back to 1997, the year in which the world was first introduced to the TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’
Named after the widely panned movie of the same name, ‘Buffy’ tells the tale of a sixteen-year old Valley girl chosen by fate to slay the forces of darkness and the evil that can be high school.
The layered character was portrayed by ‘All My Children‘s Sarah Michelle Gellar who led the series to groundbreaking territory alongside its creator Joss Whedon (‘The Avengers’) on a ratings and critical front.
One academic study of the hit show came to the following conclusion:
In the world of Buffy the problems that teenagers face become literal monsters. A mother can take over her daughter’s life (“Witch”); a strict stepfather-to-be really is a heartless machine (“Ted”); a young lesbian fears that her nature is demonic (“Goodbye Iowa” and “Family”); a girl who has sex with even the nicest-seeming guy may discover that he afterwards becomes a monster (“Innocence”).
Ready to reunite with the demon-slaying cheerleader?
Catch its unaired pilot and a little action from her rival Kendra (portrayed by Bianca Lawson) and Ashanti below…