Love them or hate them, Reality TV stars are hot property in today’s world- turning otherwise fame seeking hopefuls  into multi-media darlings.

So, in honor of their impact, VIBE called on Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss, Basketball ‘wife’ Evelyn Lozada, Love & Hip Hop star Chrissy Lampkin and Braxton sister Tamar for their June/July 2012 SEXY ISSUE.

Peep excerpts from their spread before it hits news stands below:

VIBE: Star Jones started a petition,lashing out against women and violence on reality TV. What’s your reaction?
Evelyn: [Bursts into laughter] I think she’s going to have to get a whole lot of names. Actually, I like the petition and I like the controversy because I’ve learned controversy is good.

But I think she’s irrelevant. And she’s using our coattails to get relevant again. Nobody gives a f*ck about her.

Do any of you see yourselves as role models?

Chrissy: I guess if somebody is afraid to speak their mind and wanna stand up for themselves, then yes. I want people to realize that they can have whatever they want.

You can be respected in your relationship exactly the way you want to be. It’s up to you to go get it.

Some of the stuff is a little heavy, but you’re not going to be exposed to crazy situations in life just by watching reality TV. You can go to the corner store and see crazy shit going on. You can go to school and see crazy shit.Don’t put it all on me.

Kandi: You would never imagine how many people come up to me on the street: “How could you be a part of that? It’s a disgrace to Black people.” I’m on a show called Real Housewives and I’m not married so I guess I represent single mothers out there who are handling their business and trying to take things to the next level.

So when people say, “You shouldn’t be on the show, it’s like, “Well, who do you want to go on there? More people you don’t like?”

So you’re saying the producers orchestrated the violence?

Chrissy: Absolutely. They would go as far as telling the new girl, “Chrissy thinks she’s Queen Bee around here so we need you to step up because nobody here has a strong enough personality.

We need you to shut it down.” They were feeding people this negative energy from the door. I have no reason to lie.


Your thoughts?

It’s safe to say, by way of her success outside of the series, Nene Leakes is the Bethenny Frankel of ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘.

However, as you’ll know if you’ve been tuning in, her rising popularity has become synonymous with her spats with the show’s other breakout star Kim Z and ‘fallen housewife’ Sheree Whitfield.

Now peep her talk candidly on the matter with Wendy Williams, sharing her  honest thoughts on the ladies, open up on her friendship with Kim Kardashian and snub the woman once believed to be Sheree’s replacement, Kenya Moore.

Hilarity below…


Last week, America’s Next Top Model welcomed Brit supermodel Rob Evans to it’s judging panel, following the dismissal of Nigel Barker, Jay Emmanuel and runway coach ‘Ms.Jay’.

So, in a bid to boost his profile before his season airs, he recently spoke with our friends at E!- dishing on his ‘role’ in the competition and what fans can expect from him as far as judging goes.

Their “telling” conversation below….


If you aren’t familiar with Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey‘, it’s important you know how much you’re missing out on.

Following (from season 3) the ongoing feud between Teresa Giudice and her sister in law Melissa Gorga, this is one series that truly gets hotter by the episode.

So, in support of the show, Teresa joined Wendy Williams for a short interview today- weighing in on her brother and his wife, the reports her marriage is on the rocks and her newly found celeb status, their chat makes for very interesting viewing.

Watch below…


To celebrate Military Appreciation Month and the DVD release of ‘Red Tails’ and Memorial , That Grape Juice TV is giving away 5 copies of the hit movie!

The film, based on a real-life narrative, follows a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II,  who are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrance Howard star.

To enter be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question correctly:

Which musician stars in Red Tails….

a) Usher

b) Ne-Yo

c) Jamie Foxx

Enter below. All entries must be received by 11.59AM EST Friday 25th May 2012!

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After months of anticipation, FOX finally aired their Lady GaGa themed ‘Simpsons’ episode last night.

Easily one of their best episodes to date, ‘Lisa Goes GaGa‘ tells the story of the sensation’s trip to Springfield and her impact on our favorite residents.

Get your laughs above…

Your thoughts?

The search for ‘The Voice UK’ is finally underway!

Tonight saw the fourth set of eliminations from the live shows.

Up on the chopping block, after polling lowest in the public vote, were Cassius Henry, Becky Hill and Toni Warne (from Jessie J‘s “team”), while  Aleks Josh, David Julien and Max Milner from Danny O’Donoghue’s fold also ran risk of going home.

Tasked with sending two of their “own” home, Jessie sent Cassius and Toni packing, while Danny waved goodbye to Aleks and David.

Peep highlights from tonight’s episode below…


With a cast which includes ‘True Blood’ star Alexander Skarsgard and Pop sensation Rihanna, you’d be forgiven for assuming ‘Battleship’ had no choice but to do well commercially.

However, in what will only make landing major roles for the singer even harder, the movie has tanked in the US– bringing a shameful $9 million at the Box Office.

This, despite the momentum it garnered when it debuted internationally in April and its budget of $209 million. Coming at #2 behind ‘The Avengers‘, the flick’s failure follows a series of mixed reviews- receiving a score of 36% from Rotten Tomatoes.

It also marks the latest project by the ‘We Found Lovesinger to miss out on the #1 spot.

In 2011, her latest studio album ‘Talk That Talk’ became the sixth LP to miss out on the top spot, making her the first female artist to have 11 #1 singles without a US #1 album to her name, despite enjoying successes in the UK and Europe respectively.

Your thoughts?

With the global release of ‘Men In Black 3’ but a week away, Will Smith stopped by The Graham Norton Show in the UK to plug the Summer blockbuster.

There the actor dished on his career to date, the budding stars of his children Willow and Jaiden, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and more.

Peep the hilarious chat below…


A picture of health and happiness, the latest shot from Whitney Houston’s last movie ‘Sparkle’ is bittersweet to say the least.

The late legend, who passed away in February, beams next to co-star Jordin Sparks. Together, the pair also feature on Houston’s last ever recording – ‘Celebrate’ – which is set to premiere next week.

‘Sparkle’ hits theatres in the US on August 17th. Needless to say, we’ll be watching. Will you?

Your thoughts?

For three seasons of GLEE, Amber Riley has established herself as one of the most gifted vocalists in entertainment today.

However, in somewhat of a dramatic twist, Riley has announced that her character Mercedes leaving the hit FOX show.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, the 26 year old wrote…


With the latest season of American Idol all but over, the Top 4 are pulling out all the stops to clench the still-coveted Idol title.

Last night’s episode saw contestants Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez shine bright and shine loud. Indeed, like the mail-man, these two always deliver.

Watch Ledet tackle ‘It’s A Man’s World’ above, and 16 year old Sanchez belt Dreamgirls classic ‘And I Am Telling You’ below…

Needless to say, either of these would make fitting winners. And, if handled correctly, could restore some post-show credibility to the Idol brand. The show has run entirely too long for the only “relevant” names to be Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, and Carrie Underwood.

Who do you think should win?

Your thoughts?