It only seems like yesterday when Sheila Watkins (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins) was hired to officiate a marriage – she was in the middle of the Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) marriage to Victor Kiriakis, before it came to a sudden halt!
Well, her priceless services are needed once again in Salem, this time by Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Leo (Greg Rikaart)!
Leo is hell-bent on getting Sonny to marry him, or else he’ll go to the press and tell all about how Sonny “killed” him and covered up the crime with Will (Chandler Massey). The scandal would put “WilSon” in a world of legal trouble, and it would cause Titan to take a major financial hit.
So, Will and Sonny will decide that Sonny should go forward with the wedding to Leo. It obviously won’t be what either of them want, but they’ll feel that they have no choice. Sonny will reluctantly plan the wedding, wishing that there was some way out of the whole mess.
Of course, they’ll need someone to officiate. Justin (Wally Kurth) refuses to do it since the wedding involves Leo, or else Sonny just won’t be able to bring himself to ask his dad to do it.
Abe (James Reynolds) will be out of the running, too, but apparently there will be one individual who will be available…Sheila!
Sheila agrees to marry Sonny and Leo. The ceremony takes place back in the Kiriakis mansion, much to Adrienne’s disappointment!
The prayers of many fans of the ‘L’ of TLC may have finally been answered, after years and years of hoping. The world could soon be blessed with some brand new music by the late and great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – according to her sister, Reigndrop Lopes.
If the prospect of new Left Eye music isn’t enough to keep you on cloud nine, Reigndrop also revealed that she has been steadily working on a Lisa Lopes biopic for the last 3 to 4 years, and plans to take as long as is required to ensure the project is done right to do her sister justice.
Speaking as a guest in Atlanta at The Conversation Corner for The Status Network with author Andrew Snorton, Reigndrop opened up about her own personal projects as well as the upcoming projects for Lisa.
Maintaining Left Eye’s Legacy
“I always wanted to continue my sister’s legacy in a positive way, so everything I do I try to make it positive for the young people coming up, specifically females, because I’m a female so I can relate to them more. I know how it was coming up, being bullied and not being like everybody else. So, I made sure I put that into everything I’m doing, whether it’s the acting, or the music or writing a book”.
“I write plans for people and I also cook for people. Some people will hire me and I’ll come in and cook for them. I’m also still working on a healthy kids cooking show”.
Lisa Lopes Biopic
“It’s taking me years, but I’m going to take as long as it takes to get it done right! I’ve been working on this about 3 to 4 years now. So I pretty much want to get people who care about the story. I don’t just want someone who has a name in the industry or they have a background in making films. I want them to be in it for personal reasons.”
Overcoming frustrations making the movie
“I wanted to give up on making this movie so many times, because I don’t know anything about making a movie. But I know for a fact that I can do it, I just need the right people in place to guide me, and do the things they’re good at, and I stick to what I’m good at. I’m really good at having a vision, so the first person I met with was Rob Hardy, and he told me, if you want the movie to go a certain way you should get the script done first. So, I’m looking for a great scriptwriter. I’ve met with a few already but I haven’t found that perfect person”.
Reigndrop Lopes has a holiday single, “The Holidays Are Coming”, available on her website, where you can also purchase official Left Eye merchandise at ReigndropMusic.net
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Missy Elliott, who has a history of writing and producing some of pop music’s most creative and catchy songs, breaks down some of the hits she’s written for herself and other stars. Elliott is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
702, “Where My Girls At?”
702’s “Where My Girls At?” reached No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart in 1999, but Elliott said she initially wrote the anthem for TLC.
“Lisa (“Left Eye” Lopes) really wanted it, she really wanted that record, but I guess, if it’s two against one (what can you do?)” So I ended up giving that record to 702, which was cool because they were a group. I knew whoever had it, I wanted it to be going to a group.”
Of the biggest songs of 1999, “Where My Girls At?” was ranked No. 11 by Billboard. Elliott said she wanted women to feel empowered when they heard the fun track.
“It’s almost like church — when you go to church, pastor is saying something (and you’re) like, ‘I swear up and down that message is for me.’ I wanted to create something women could feel like, ‘I could relate to this record.’”
For more on Missy Elliott’s produced hits for other artists you can read the full article on The Detroit News.
Fans who loved T-Boz for airing her unfiltered thoughts and opinions on her radio show My Block Radio back in 2016 will be thrilled to learn that the icon is ready to hit the airwaves again in 2019!
Superadio Networks, LLC & CTC Productions, LLC have announced an affiliation and sales partnership agreement to syndicate Explicitly Old School with T-Boz, a daily radio show hosted by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins from the legendary super group TLC.
The one hour daily show designed to air on Rhythmic, Urban, Urban AC and Throwback stations, features the biggest records and hits from the golden eras of Hip Hop and R&B spotlighting artists like Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, P Diddy, and more.
Superadio Networks President Eric Faison said, “Adding a worldwide icon like T-Boz to the roster of stars on Superadio is like Kevin Durant joining the Warriors! The buzz around here is off the charts. T-Boz is a natural radio talent and can tell a back story like nobody else…stations are going to love her!”
Keith “Envius” Elliot, CEO CTC Productions LLC added, “I am on cloud nine about re-launching the Explicitly Old School brand with a mega star like T-Boz, and doing it with my family at Superadio is the icing on the cake! “EOS” will light your station on fire!”
T-Boz, commenting on the re-launch of Explicitly Old School said, “I am super excited about this show, we are gonna kill it!”
Stay tuned to find out the dates you can expect to hear T-Boz on the show!
Love is in the air for Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani (Sal Stowers). After Sheila (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins) fans the flames of jealousy, Eli will confront Lani about her feelings for him. Sheila will imply that she had sex with Eli, which will leave Lani fuming and wondering what she really wants.
Lani ends up kissing Eli passionately, so it’s easy to see where things are headed. Accepting how she feels is the first step toward a real relationship.
Meanwhile, Abe (James Reynolds) will get some difficult updates from Valerie (Vanessa Williams). It’s doubtful she’d be bailing on their long-distance plan already, but she might cancel a flight home or a date to meet in the middle.
Abe is left to be in a terrible mood, so there’ll be even more tension than usual when Sheila arrives.
Sheila tries to do the right thing and surprises Abe with a gift – his organized paperwork – but he doesn’t take too kindly to her helping hand.
Abe eventually lashes out at her, but Sheila probably won’t sweat it. She knows how to handle Abe and anyone else she encounters in this town!
Stay tuned to find out if they will ever get along and if Valerie is ever returning to Salem!