True Blood is back!

Yes, after a year long hiatus the hit show is back for its fifth season, picking up from the eventful Season 4 finale.

Now get into a preview of this season‘s upcoming sixth episode, airing on HBO this Sunday.

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Fans of VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘ have a lot to look forward to this season.

Well- at least for those into ‘the drama’.

Kicking off last Monday, a preview of upcoming episodes hinted at an explosive feud between cast members Lil Scrappy and record producer Stevie J, prompting Scrappy to address the spat with MTV’s Rap Fix this week.

He explained:

Like I told him, you can walk off, you don’t gotta disrespect no female (referring to the fellow cast member/mother of his child Erica

If you really wanna do something, ask her where her man at and tell him you wanna throw hands, you wanna take the fade, and I would’ve been happy to do that. He didn’t even ask — he didn’t know who she was. All he knew is she was a part of the situation and he wanted to pop off.

His side of the story above…

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The Queen of Shades Patti Lahelle deals her latest hand of laughs with the latest installment of fan favorite ‘Got 2B Real’. Titled ‘Long Time, No Seat” (Crispy Business Pt 2)’, LaHelle brings back all your favorite divas – Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey,  and the ‘Queen of Shoul’ (all puns intended) Aretha Franklin. Press play to get into all the action!

Get into more ‘Got 2B Real’ here.

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With Pooch Hall waving goodbye to The Game, it’s a touchdown for actor Jay Ellis who has been cast as the BET show’s new male lead.

According to The YBF, the NCIS star, will play hot shot Bryce -the love interest of recently cast female lead Lauren London (who replaces the departing Tia Mowry).

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Like the masses, we’ll be keen to see how (or if) the changes to the Game are a score or a bore. Season 6 of The Game kicks off early next year.

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‘I Got This’ hitmaker Jennifer Hudson has got yet another accolade to add to her growing list.  While recently celebrating a best-selling book and readying her own fashion line, the songstress will now be one of many talents earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Joining a male-dominated list of 2013 inductees, others include Ellen DeGeneres, comedian Steve HarveyUsher, Luther Vandross, etc.

As if the announcements of the induction, as well as preparing films and a new album, aren’t enough, the soon-to-be Mrs. Otunga will also be returning to the small screen for a short stint on NBC‘s musical hit ‘Smash’.  Marking her first return to TV since her 2003 run on American Idol, she will join fellow ‘Idol’ alum Katherine McPhee who, as fans know, is a regular on the show.

Hudson will make her first appearance on the show’s second season debut.

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In aid of VH1’s brand spanking new ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’, Rapper/media personality Rasheeda covers ‘Rolling Out‘ magazine this month, serving up a truly insightful look into her life.

Speaking on her ventures outside of Rap, she revealed:

I do have my website, which is www.imbossy.com … It’s an apparel website that I launched about a year and a half ago. I’m really excited about it. It’s doing extremely well, and I’m always rocking my stuff. So if you want the trendy, fly and fashionable stuff, then you need to come to my website.

I’m also doing television, of course, and working on the new album, Boss Chick Music that will be dropping really soon. I shot the video to the song “Marry Me.”

I also shot the video for the song “Legs to the Moon” featuring Kandi [Burruss], so I just have a lot that I’m juggling right now. One thing that a lot of people might not know is that I get a lot of my songs placed on television, movies and video games. Those things are doing extremely well, so I just feel extremely blessed to be able to wake up every day and do what I love.

Then on her seemingly peaceful position on ‘Love’ she explained:

Well the cameras followed me, so what you see is what you get. And to be honest with you, I really don’t have time to be bickering with no b—–. That’s just not where I’m at.

I am too focused on making money, keeping the bills paid, and making sure that my family is ok. I mean don’t get me wrong, I understand that a lot of that it good for TV … but at the end of the day, I just really want people to look at my situation and see the importance of family, and know that you can raise a child as mom and dad … together.

We don’t see a lot of family structure in the black community, so I hope that people can look at my husband and I, and see that when they follow our story line.

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta airs every Monday at 8 only on VH1.

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Touchdown.

Urban actress Lauren London has scored in role in BET hit ‘The Game’ – and will be joining the show’s sixth season as a series regular.

London— whose acting gigs also include Madea’s Big Happy Family and Single Ladies – will play Kiera, a former child star who is currently appearing on a Cosby Show-esque sitcom.

According to TV Line, the show’s producers are also on the hunt for an actor to play an all-star running back. It is believed that both roles are intended to fill the void left by departing cast members Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall (Melanie and Derwin).

The Game returns next year, with regulars Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy Norwood and Barry A. Floyd.

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Interesting. However, one has to wonder where this leaves Pooch Hall, who has still been teasing involvement in the show – despite it being confirmed that he’s no longer returning.

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Rihanna‘s last acting gig may have helped ‘Battleship’ sink something vicious at the US office. However, the so-so performance of that film hasn’t quelled the star’s movie ambitions.

For according to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘S&M’ “singer” has signed on to star in Dreamworks’ new animated adventure ‘Happy Smekday!’

In ‘Smekday!’a friendly alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl, embarking on a comical road trip across a postapocalyptic America and learning what it really means to be human.

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Kudos to “brand RiRi” for continuing to branch out. For, there’s only so long she can keep getting away with singing like that. Hence, it makes an abundance of sense to branch out while the going is good.

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After weeks of anticipation, Oprah Winfrey‘s tell all interview with The Kardashians aired last night her ‘OWN’.

Discussing everything from Kris Jenner’s role as their “momager”, Kim‘s short lived marriage to Kris Humphries and their ever growing brand, the interview-though insightful- may be a tad frustrating for any hoping Winfrey would dig up any ‘dirt’ on the family.

Not sure what we mean?

Peep the heartwarming convo above…

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This evening, Oprah Winfrey‘s long awaited interview with ‘The Kardashians’ will air on OWN.

However, before the anticipated conversation airs, the mogul shocked the world of radio by joining our friends over at Kempire Radio.

Defending her decision to interview the family, leaving her groundbreaking talk show and plans for the future, the clip makes for interesting listening.

Get into it above…

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A decade ago, accurate-or at least favorable representations of Latin Americans were an all too welcome Pop culture commonplace.

If it wasn’t ‘Taina‘ gracing our screens on Paramount’s Nickelodeon it was the fiery sounds of Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, figureheads for what has now be known as ‘The Latin Explosion‘.

Today, the story isn’t quite the same.

For, while the likes of Pitbull continue to fly the flag for Latin American music overseas, the demographic remains both mis- and underrepresented on the small screen.

Until now.

Starring 3LW front woman Adrienne Bailon and 106 & Park host Julissa Bermudez, That Grape Juice is pleased to welcome the Style Network‘s  ‘Empire Girls’.

Friends for over a decade, the ‘Girls’ landed the show following requests by friends to allow cameras into their lives.

Bermudez told us:

I had fears about being on Reality TV- because it really puts you out there, but so many funny crazy things would happen to us and our friends would be like “where are the cameras?!”

However, if you were hoping for the table tossing, cat fighting that plagues a number of today’s shows, think again. According to Bailon, “Empire Girls is feel good TV, it focuses on us being strong independent women with real goals and aspirations“.

She went onto admit:

Of course there’s going to be drama, but it’s all real. None of it’s exaggerated for the cameras.

We’re both Latina, I was born in the New York and Julie was born in the Dominican Republic, but we both represent a huge demographic in the US, and that’s the second or third generation Latin American woman- and the show reflects that. 

Both of them declaring:

It won’t endorse the stereotypes.

Our story is about inspiration, it’s about hard work, determination and progress and you’ll definitely see that with both of us trying to each our seperate goals.

Catch the ‘Empire Girls’ every Sunday only on The Style Network, (9-10pm. ET)

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As earlier reported, VH1 is set to unleash Hollywood Exes on the masses on June 27th.

And so as to whet appetites for the show, which follows the lives of the exes of Eddie Murphy, Prince,  R. Kelly and more, the network have released a sizzling new trailer. Check it out below.

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