Appearance, Television

T-Boz Stars In WE TV’s Jermaine Dupri ‘So So Def’ Documentary

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The legendary Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins will be returning to our television screens in July!

The TLC legend will be featured in WE TV‘s ‘Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def‘ on July 18, documenting the importance of Atlanta’s very own Jermaine Dupri!

The one-hour special will feature never-before-seen archival footage as well as original interviews with Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Nelly and of course, T-Boz!

Dupri played a huge part in the rise of TLC from the very beginning — JD was the one who was responsible for encouraging T-Boz to sing in her lower, scratchy vocal tone that we all know and love her for!

He also helped launch the careers of Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Da Brat and Xscape. The Songwriters Hall Of Famer also crafted classic records with Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Usher, Ludacris, to name but a few.

The trailer captures the eclectic, genre-blending nature of So So Def in an amazing moment where Dupri and Mariah Carey share a glass of red wine and the former quips, “She’s a rapper,” and latter responds, “He’s a diva.”

‘Power, Influence and Hip Hop will premiere June 23rd at SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado before arriving on We TV in July.

Will you be tuning in to see the show?

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Announcement, Lifestyle, Television

VH1 ‘Girls Cruise’ with Chilli, Lil’ Kim & Mýa Premieres in July

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VH1 have finally set the date when the upcoming reality television show, ‘Girls Cruise‘, (formerly rumoured to be titled ‘Girls Crew’), will premiere on the network! It is set to air on July 15, 2019!

Executive produced by and starring hip-hop legend Lil’ Kim, the series will also star our very own Chilli and the R&B singer, Mýa. Other stars to feature in the series include Wild N’ Out stars Pretty Vee and B. Simone, and their long-time best friends Tiffany Panhilason and Char Defranseco.

According to the official press release, in ‘Girls Cruise’, Lil’ Kim and her celebrity friends embark on a vacation of a lifetime in the series described as one of self-exploration and sisterhood.

Per the official synopsis: “As they travel through the Caribbean, the crew hits the high seas on an epic journey filled with hilarious adventures, emotional breakthroughs and spicy romances as they cultivate bonds and unapologetically live their best lives.”

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‘Girls Cruise’ is produced for VH1 by Big Fish Entertainment for VH1. Lil’ Kim serves as an executive producer. Elena Diaz and Sitarah Pendelton serve as executive producers for VH1. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, Anthony Sylvester, James Knox, Ashley McFarlin Buie and Shelley Sinha serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment.

Will you be watching the show?

Concert, Interview, Television

TLC Turned Down Real Housewives of Atlanta: “I’d Go To Jail For Real!”

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Could the ladies of TLC ever make their Real Housewives of Atlanta debut?

T-Boz and Chilli sat down with ET’s Lauren Zima on Wednesday, where they chatted about their summer tour with Nelly and Flo Rida, but also revealed that they’ve been asked on multiple occasions to join the Bravo reality show.

“I have,” Chilli admitted about being asked to be a part of the series, with T-Boz adding, “I have too, four times.”

So would they ever join the ladies of Atlanta? “Heck no,” Chilli said.

“I did [a cameo] for Kandi [Burruss] one time,” T-Boz said, adding, “This is the thing, I don’t play like that. Like, I’m not arguing, I’m too old to be arguing and first of all, I don’t argue with nobody I don’t care about. If I care about you, I will take the time to do this. But I’m not arguing with no grown women. I’ll end up going to jail for real. Like, I don’t do that.”

Chilli jokingly added, “And I wouldn’t be able to bail her out because I would be right there with her.”

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All in all, the two are just not fans of the series and say they “have a brand to protect and there is just no way” that they would enter that world. For now, T-Boz and Chilli are content with continuing their music careers and giving fans what they want.

During the sit down, the two also touched on their “sister-plus” friendship, where they got emotional about talking about being more than best friends and family.

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“We went through everything together, life, death, marriage, divorce, breakups. We have been there through all the hurt you can possibly endure and all the good times. We’ve had arguments,” T-Boz expressed about their 29-year friendship. “We’ve been through everything that now, in our adult life, it’s so much easier. We both have grown a lot.”

The “No Scrubs”singers, meanwhile, can’t wait to share the stage with Nelly and Flo Rida in August and are ready to take fans down memory lane.

“It’s high energy, a lot of dancing. It’s a good feeling, you’ll feel Left Eye’s presence, absolutely,” T-Boz teased of what fans can expect. “Everybody leaves feeling good every time. That’s what we always hear…Takes you back to a time that makes you reminisce on something that was important to you.”

Tickets for TLC, Nelly and Flo Rida’s tour are now on sale at LiveNation.com.

Music, Television

‘All That’ Is Back – With The Original TLC Theme Song!

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Update – Kel Mitchell, the ‘All That’ co-executive producer, has confirmed that the original TLC theme song will indeed return in it’s original form!

“Well, this is just an introduction, before I blow your mind. The show is All of That, and yes, we do it all the time” — the opening lines from a young and vibrant Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who laced the theme song of the Nickelodeon comedy skit show, ‘All That‘, along with her group mates Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas — aka TLC!

Often referred to as a ‘Saturday Night Live’ for a Nickelodeon audience, ‘All That’ first premiered on the network in 1994 and ran for ten seasons until 2005. As well as featuring on the shows opening theme, TLC were chosen as musical guests twice in season 1, and took part in various skits on the show.

T-Boz recently revealed that ‘All That’ using TLC in the pilot episode helped to get the show picked up by the network, as well as hiring the girls to perform the theme song. The president of Nickelodeon eventually picked the show up, and the rest is history, as they say. The power of TLC!

Despite the show ending in 2005, the ‘All That’ co-creator, Brian Robbins, who became the president of Nickelodeon in 2018, decided that he would greenlight the return of his former hit show. The revival of ‘All That’ was then confirmed in February 2019!

“We think there’s a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,” said Robbins. “We want to bring the show back in a real fun way. This summer, we are going to bring back a lot of the original cast and the cast through the years, and let them introduce the new cast of ‘All That’ to the world,” which he described as “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”

‘All That’ has kept up with the times — it’s presence is fully existent on social media — they excitedly announced the taping of the first episode in May 2019 in a series of posts to commemorate the moment with the world!

During shots of the audience at the taping, it was notable that the original TLC theme song can be heard blaring out the speakers before and after the taping, which leaves us to ask only one question — will TLC remain on the theme song for the revamped show?

If it ain’t broke, keep it the same!

The Jonas Brothers have been announced as the first musical guests, when the new show premieres at 8:30PM on June 15, 2019 on Nickelodeon.

Let’s hope they give TLC a call to make a guest appearance, too!