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?

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Appearance, Lifestyle, Television

Chilli Brings Some TLC To Trinidad For VH1 Show

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Chilli continues to make moves overseas in the Caribbean, bringing her ‘CrazySexyCool‘ persona to a number of beautiful tropical locations!

Following her adventures in Barbados last week with hip-hop legend Lil’ Kim and R&B singer Mýa, filming for an upcoming VH1 show, “Girls Crew“, the ladies move onto the stunning island of Trinidad!

Getting ready for the annual Trinidad Carnival, Chilli’s glam squad caught the beauty freshly dressed in a traditional outfit just before heading out to party!

The superstar trio are also joined by MTV’s B. Simone and Vena E (Wild N Out), as well as model Char Defranseco and actress Tiffany Panhilason.

Fans in Trinidad couldn’t contain their excitement at having the stars in their homeland. One fan, Ani Anhai, revealed her mother had met and hugged Chilli over there!

Another fan, Jamila Aisha, was excited upon learning Chilli and the crew were filming the show in her hotel.

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We’ll keep you posted on more locations Chilli and the girls visit throughout their time shooting for the show.

Will you be tuning in to watch ‘Girls Crew?’
Announcement, Television

Chilli Shoots VH1 Show ‘Girls Crew’ with Lil’ Kim & Mya

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Chilli had TLC fans excited this week on Monday (Feb 25), when she was spotted in Barbados at the annual Oistins Festival, along with her friends, rapper Lil’ Kim and singer Mýa.

It was later revealed that the ladies were on the tropical island together for a good reason, besides a sunny vacation; the gorgeous trio are in the process of shooting a brand new TV show for VH1 called ‘Girls Crew‘!

The Blast spotted the ladies on the beach today (Feb 26), shooting scenes for the show whilst soaking up some sunshine. Cameras will follow their every move as they have fun and travel to various Caribbean islands.

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This marks the first time Chilli and Lil’ Kim have worked together professionally. Kim previously worked with TLC members Left Eye on her 1997 hit single ‘Not Tonight (Ladies Night)‘ and T-Boz worked behind the scenes on the video shoot with the ladies.

Will you be tuning in to ‘Girls Crew’ to check out what these ladies get upto on the show?

Movies, Review

TLC: In The Movies!

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Besides creating hit records, T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli have always expressed their interests in acting since the beginning. Very early on in their careers, they have stated they wanted to see TLC toys on the market, a TLC cartoon and each member wanted to be in the movies one day!

We’re celebrating the many movie roles the ladies of TLC have been cast in over the years, both as a group and individually!

House Party 3 (1994)

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TLC made their feature-film debut in the 3rd instalment of the hit House Party comedy franchise along with the rap duo Kid N Play.

TLC played the role of a group called Sex As A Weapon, and performed at the end of the movie with Kid N Play in the song “Make Noize“.

 

Belly (1998)

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During TLC’s downtime between albums, Left Eye was a host for the MTV show The Cut, Chilli gave birth to her son Tron, and T-Boz decided to take up the opportunity to star in the Hype Williams movie Belly.

She played the role of Tionne, the girlfriend of Sincere (played by Nas). Tionne urged Sincere to drop the gang lifestyle and live a better life to have a future with his family.

 

 

Hav’Plenty (1998)

Chilli plays the cameo role of Kris in Tru Love, an in-film movie based on the story being told, based on an eventful weekend in the life of Lee Plenty.

She shares the hilarious cameo scene with Lauryn Hill, Nia Long, Mehki Phifer and Shemar Moore.

 

A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)

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Based on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, Vanessa Williams plays the role of Ebony Scrooge, an ego-driven pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.

Chilli plays the role of Marli Jacob, a member of Ebony’s girl group Desire. Marli died in a car crash and haunts Ebony in a bid to help her change her selfish ways!

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Chilli performs an original song with the group called “Heartquake“.

 

 

Snow Day (2000)

In the Nickelodeon movie Snow Day, Chilli plays the cameo role of Mona, a friend of Laura Brandston, who is struggling to juggle a business career and family duties — an act which becomes more complicated when the storm forces her to simultaneously telecommute and harness the undisciplined energy of her youngest child.

An unexpected snowstorm buries Syracuse, New York, the kids celebrate a day off from school while their elders mourn the inconvenience.

 

 

Bamboozled (2000)

Bamboozled is a satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors with blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show’s success.

Left Eye has an uncredited cameo in a club scene with co-star Savion Glover, filmed during an afterparty for the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

Despite never being able to fully fulfil her movie ambitions, Lisa once auditioned for a part in the movie Josie & The Pussycats, as did Aaliyah and Beyonce!

 

 

Love Song (2000)

Love Song is an MTV original movie. A privileged, black college student Camille (Monica) with a fiance falls in love with a white musician (Christian Kane) she meets on her 21st birthday.

Chilli plays the role of a house director.

 

 

Ticker (2001)

Grieving narcotics agent Ray Nettles (Tom Sizemore) and police Detective Art Rice (Nas) are assigned to investigate a series of horrific bombings that have rocked the city of San Francisco.

When Nettles discovers that these acts of terror are the work of notorious IRA agent Alex Swan (Dennis Hopper), he enlists the help of explosives expert Frank Glass (Steven Seagal).

Chilli plays the cameo role as Lilly, a friend of Art Rice, trying to earn a living for her baby.

 

 

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013)

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T-Boz and Chilli both served as executive producers for the timeless biopic about being part of one of the biggest girl groups in music history — from their own perspectives!

Drew Sidora was chosen to portray T-Boz; Keke Palmer as Chilli; and rapper Lil Mama played Left Eye. CrazySexyCool went on to become the highest rated original movie on VH1.

T-Boz and Chilli make an appearance at the end of the movie as themselves whilst recording the movies theme song, “Meant To Be“, produced and written by Ne-Yo.

 

Trolland / Trollz (2016)

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Fenn the Troll (Ja Rule) hates the Troll pastime of pranking, and is teased so much for it by Jarvik (T-Boz) and friends that he runs away. But when a long-suffering park ranger starts capturing the other Trolls, it’s up to Fenn to rescue his family and friends! Featuring an all star line-up including Jerry O’Connell, Dick Van Dyke and Chris Daughtry.

T-Boz has previously done voiceover work in an animation in 2014 for Black Dynamite.

 

Marshall (2017)

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Set in 1940, a young Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman (Josh Gad)a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case.

Zora Neale Hurston (Chilli) shows up briefly in a fun scene with Langston Hughes (Jussie Smollett)

 

 

That’s a wrap, for now!

Whilst we wait for the ladies to take up more movie roles, you can catch T-Boz regularly playing the role of Sheila Watkins on Days Of Our Lives on NBC.

Chilli is working on her own healthy cooking show, Fix My Plate,  set to air in 2019.