Star cast

Lee Daniels' new scripted TV series STAR is the probably the worst show on television. The reviews are in, and STAR is a certified mess.

"'Star' isn't even the good kind of bad," writes the Chicago Tribune, "Lee Daniels' new Fox drama is just bad".

'Star' follows 3 teenage girls who arrive in Atlanta hungry for stardom.

The group is comprised of orphans Star (Jude Demorest) and her 16-year-old sister, Simone (Brittany O'Grady); and a friend Star met on Instagram.com, Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), whose father is a character played by rock musician Lenny Kravitz.

Joseline Hernandez, Kravitz and Naomi Campbell make brief cameos in the show's pilot which aired Wednesday night. Most notably, Hernandez returns to her stomping grounds as a stripper with syphilis.

Typical of most of Daniels' projects, the writing is terrible and the scripts have holes you can drive a Hummer through.

Miss Lawrence

Carlotta (Queen Latifah) is a deeply religious woman who sings in her church's choir and runs a low budget hair salon out of her house.

The salon is staffed by trannies Miss Lawrence and Carlotta's daughter Cotton (Amiyah Scott), who is a total FAIL as an actor.

Cotton takes the girls to a strip club where they meet their manager Jalil (Benjamin Bratt), who has a fall out with Carlotta. It turns out Carlotta once had a girl group with Star and Simone's mother, who is deceased.

Queen Latifah

Carlotta's next door neighbor, Derek (Quincy Brown) has the hots for Alexandra, but their budding relationship is left on the cutting room floor.

The acting is horrible and the editing is so bad that it's impossible to keep up with the story unless you rewind to the beginning and start over.

The rumormongers swear Ryan Destiny is also a transgender, which explains the hostility between his character and Scott's in several scenes in the pilot.

I guess we'll have to wait and see.

The series officially premieres on January 4 on Fox TV.

  • Irony

    I'll judge for myself.

  • casiepriest33

    No thanks

  • Bonny

    Lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao

  • Cricket404

    I didn't watch. I'm convinced Lee Daniels is a coke whore polluting our young with seedy tales. I'm looking for a new show, I just watched an hour car chase in L.A. the other night and it was actually exciting, I was rooting for the bad guy and everything,

  • Lisa daniels

    It waa one episode and it was decent. Now the writing and story pace for Empire is bad. I will give Star two more episodea before you I decide.

  • Lisa daniels

    I'm convinced Lee Daniels is a coke whore polluting our young with seedy tales***********
    Lord I am ready.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Y'all Sandy shade be so thick. She come in shaking the table talmbout "New Post" under a comment abt the show "Star". Then get us over here to eviscerate said show. This is why I love this lady. I sweatergawd.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yes she did. I was what? It's only the pilot. I believe in giving shows at 3 episodes before I decide

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines
  • SailOn

    It wasn't that bad. I just got bored with all the queendom. Is her "daughter" a MTF. I stopped watching midway thru. Empire has actually gotten good again. The writing and storyline is on point like in Season 1.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I didn't catch it. I can barely keep up with what I do watch. If it wasnt for DVR....

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Hey Irony

  • Lisa daniels

    I am most didn't either, but empire looked decent tonight and I sat down and was interested, so I watched. Decent.

  • MookieFly

    Im watching it and yeah...I'll stick to Empire. Shoot, barely holding to that show. When Queen Latifah came thru with the Jennifer Garner Alias wig, I was done. Plus these hefas aint even singing

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I won't be able to watch Empire until Saturday. Or Queen Sugar.

  • Scromes1212

    I don't catch it. Hopefully it will get better so those young actors can stay employed. His writing when he used to do movies seemed to be a lot stronger then his tv writing.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Let me start counting these sheep. teehee. See y'all tomorrow day.

  • SailOn

    However I think the lead is very charismatic and is a good actress.

  • Michelle

    ...???

  • Lisa daniels

    Yes, she is

  • Michelle

    Since he was shady and neglected to give the lead to a black actress, I could care less. F@@k him....

  • Lisa daniels

    Ok. I wont spoil it for you.

  • SailOn

    I don't get why people are so caught up on this. The lead reminds me of Mariah...that ambiguous swag. Furthermore all the blacks featured in the the entire show including the lady certainly getting top billing, Queen Latifah, why does it really matter.

  • Lisa daniels

    She really don't look white. She looks like Sofia Richie.

  • Lisa daniels

    Right.

  • MyNameIs

    Oh well.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??????????

  • Nina Ross

    We don't need this BS on tv broadcasted all over the world! The reputation of black people bad enough... Lee Daniels should make a biopic on how he takes his meth & crack?

  • Carolina Blue

    Oh he definitley fuks with that coke

  • leapyearpisces

    The main character is giving me Tori Kelly as far as her look.

  • Nina Ross

    You're right, he's been turned out & turned into a predatory recruiter... His shows are obviously white liberal propaganda

  • Nina Ross

    I believe meth is his drug of choice...

  • Keesh5000

    I've never even seen the previews to this...Thanks Auntie, one show I won't watch

  • Lisa daniels

    Rich folks don't do meth. They like that bugger sugar. It's compact and is easy to share with friends

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I might check it out.

  • Lisa daniels

    I can see it.

  • Carolina Blue

    Me too....ole perverted ass

  • Blaque Mahogany

    A certain rap mogul and his estranged wife clearly didn't get that memo...

  • che’lint

    This is fun to watch. Benjamin Pratt .. its hella raw uncut and fun.

  • Allihave2say

    Star is white

  • Allihave2say

    Here we go again trying to brand a white person as black. She is all white, all right?

  • pure_rachet

    Someone I know who injects meth told me it is a gay man's drug. Not a friend but someone I spoke to for years on myspace when it was poppin (I didn't know he was a druggie) Don't judge me

  • Carolina Blue

    Why a gay mans drug??? They stay awake for days i know that much

  • pure_rachet

    + 1 AF! Praying for you and fam btw. Mad strength for even joining us for rachetry.

  • pure_rachet

    You were the one always taking about candy canes! I forget what it was about but i'm sure it was you.

  • zawnn

    That girl(the weed smoking 1) looks just like my ex friend Brittany.. lol. Bish slept with my man lol. Then had a baby.

  • pure_rachet

    He said it gets them horny and they will do anything but thats all he would tell me. Funny though he swears he's not gay but all his friends are and he "goes somewhere" to pick up his money eww.He is couch surfing and I've never known him to have a job but stay high. I bet he suck it for meth.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol you dont need meth for that

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    He actually spoke on that on The Real. Something about America needed healing or something.

    Here's the article If anyone is interested:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.vibe.com/2016/12/lee-daniels-fox-star-lead-actress%3Famp%3D1?client=safari

  • MScommunication

    They call it Tina. I saw a documentary. They get high and have sex on it.

  • jussaying

    new shows that came on this year that are good: westworld, insecure (although both of them are done), this is us (drama), and shooter for the first three episodes. after that it got dumb lol.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Wowzers at this snowfall but on topic I forgot it came on.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Stay safe ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Thank you bew?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ahhh!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I love Tori Kelly

  • southern

    Whale damn cousin cricket call his gay ass out then

  • southern

    Jennay you up and at em early this m

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Huh.... this sounds messy .... the show and the weather! I am at the elementary school this week and I am not taking my little muffins out if the wind chill is below 36. If it is above it they want to go out and freeze to death and their parents don't send them dressed appropriately !!! I am going to start buying hats , gloves, and scarves over the break sigh.......

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    It's time for my oatmeal routine done with smoothies everyone be safe!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    I aint judge. I have watched people do drugs in real life. I would never do it. Once saw a white girl melt a pill and inject it between her toes. I am a psych major, so I like to people watch.

  • Carolina Blue

    You up north?

  • Lisa daniels

    They did meth? No wonder he went and got new teeth. Meth f ups your teeth bad.

  • Larry

    I never comment, but it's ridiculous how negative this website can be. I get it, if you didn't find it entertaining, but why be so nasty. I don't know any of them personally, but these people worked really hard on creating this show. There's no need to maliciously tear somebody down. What have you done besides report or everyone else's life ? I can't imagine making it my job to talk badly about people everyday. Literally like everyday. You have a nasty spirit. You should really do some self inventory.

    And a lot of the visitors sit at their work desks and agree, bashing people who have done nothing to you, but exist. What's wrong with you ? These are people's friends and family. How would you like someone attacking you? Gosh. Adults.

  • hotntot95

    Um...Sandra does not care two fuqqs....?...I come here to vent and laugh..don't take it too seriously...

  • Carolina Blue

    I know right. Why come here at all then?? Smh....

  • zeta4life

    Just sniff and sip,,,,DAMN!!!!....not that hard

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Um but you typed in this website huh? Got time today buddy.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    NETTIE!!!!

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I'm not going to be supporting anything Lee Daniels does. His shows are garbage.

  • missmiami305

    I cant stand cultural appropriation

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Haven't watched Empire since first episode this season.

  • Lisa daniels

    Tell he/she again

  • zeta4life

    GM ROSAYS....THORNS....CRABGRASS....AND SNAP DRAGONS!!!!!

    CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YA'LL ABOUT MY HAUL!!!!

    @Jussie...THANKS LUV!!!!

  • zeta4life

    ZOIE!!!!!

  • Irony

    Hello. How are you??

  • Lisa daniels

    ROSAYS....THORNS....CRABGRASS....AND SNAP DRAGONS!!!!!*******************
    Spongebob laugh

  • Incog-knee-gress

    So....you gonna send this soliloquy you typed to every entity that says this show is trash? Did you ignore the link? Chicago Tribune is the source?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-star-lee-daniels-tv-review-20161214-story.html

    Foh Lurry.

  • zeta4life

    Mer'ting....lol

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Stay safe

  • Lisa daniels

    Morning. ?

  • zeta4life

    look at my bae ad her big words...."solioquy"..."entity"....and may I add...he wrote a "dissertation"...

    Hey doll!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    Anyway why is Jamal going to rehab and why is he acting like Amy Winehouse?

  • zeta4life

    Praying for Daddy Dub and fam... BIG HUG!!!

  • Buttercup

    Good mornTing.

  • zeta4life

    I SAY NO!!!!NO!!!!NO!!!!

    LOL!!!!

  • zeta4life

    BUTTA-SCOTCH!!!!!...hey!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    I haven't been watching but caught the tell in last night.

  • hotntot95

    ?..i kinda picked back up watching...I don't understand what's happening with lucious mama..

  • zeta4life

    its actually has gotten better...I actually can't wait for the other show...is it call Mogul or sumptin"

  • zeta4life

    WATCH HER!!!!...she smart...kind...and important!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    I heard but I gave up because lee writing and story pace was killing my brain cells but I did watch Star last night.

  • S. Williams

    queen sugar, insecure, underground, this is us, pitch, lethal weapon, jane the virgin (hilarious), criminal minds, svu, the get down, luke cage, chewing gum

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Hey babe! We in Charleston with Daddy Dub. He is bad off. Im at peace with it. My sister is not and when I say she is being a bish. I almost had to cuss her an hour ago. Why did I set my phone alarm. Bish. Im here but I gotta wake up call my girls. Kiss my ass. But we getting his affairs in order. I heard him say why haven't you learned to ignore your sister yet and I shut up....

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He got issues???

  • Decked Out

    The White/Not so White/Mixed/Lead gurl is HORRIBLE. Will not be watching again.

  • Decked Out

    Thank you!!!!!!
    Plus she was HORRIBLE. Wanna be BLACK but you a Tough WHITE gurl. Bytch Bye.

  • zeta4life

    awww!!!!...u stay strong...and try to ignore sis..don't let NOTHING OR NO ONE steal the PEACE that you have about your dad...LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

  • Decked Out

    and they have been $$$$ on it for a LIFETIME.

  • zeta4life

    BBL....

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This show like Cheetah Girls meet Sparkle nem? Got it

  • KB

    I actually tried to watch it w/o the sound & was BORED silly.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Have you watched This Is Us?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Thought that second pic was Kelly price.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Morning luv! *throws up a Z*

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Hey my love!

  • Jen_no_juice

    Lmao. I'm in real tears

  • zeta4life

    SOROR!!!!!

  • zeta4life

    OT:...I guess Sandra's cable still messed up...ANYHOO!!!!

    if u haven't check out Ms Fayla's website....just ordered more whip and she got some new products...#BLACK OWNED...and that blackgirllonghair.com
    ordered 4 lipsticks, and fingernail polish...going to start taking it to my nail spa...THANKS ROSAYS...the coloured raine "lipstanks" I ordered ...2am,KISS ME, SWERVE, ROULETTE...went by the mall and got the NYX translyvania..Dark purple...I'm gonna kill'em Saturday night..

  • mela.reign77

    To me Lee Daniels is creative but he is all over the place with his writing. There's a way to tell a story, keep the audience interested without doing what he does. I loved Empire when it first came on but after awhile it made my dang head hurt. Didn't watch the new show but saw previews and hopefully it will get better.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    People will watch this show. Hate him or love him, everything Lee Daniels touches turns platinum. He's just one of those people.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Mawning! I tried to stay up and watch it but this cold had me sleep

  • i troll it like i see it

    Imma check it out. The trailer looked pretty decent. It cannot be that bad!

  • sunni_daze

    I read no lies in this article.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I didnt even know this started...I aint watching this BS

  • Lisa daniels

    It was decent.

  • missmiami305

    Nothing to see here. On another note, I just love me some Rick Grimes. That is all lol

  • Lisa daniels

    ????? escorts you out.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yeah

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    What I say?

  • Cricket404

    No, I haven't watched it. I will check it out though I keep hearing that it's good. Thanks.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I need to order some whip! Drop her side again.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Cheetah Girls and Sparkle had talent.

  • Lisa daniels

    Chile, I caught the tail end and Cookie told him he was going to rehab as soon as he stepped off of stage. Gave him an intervention basically in the middle of the street. Idk what the hell he been doing. I thought Andre was the crazy one.

  • Lisa daniels

    Oh yeah. I missed it.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hehehe

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Praying for u ??

  • soflystann

    Opppsss!! I want to watch it so that I comment on it...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So Ms. Lawrence gon go on tv with that wig huh?

  • zeta4life

    LAND OF PURE

  • SummerBaby

    I've been so worried about y'all. I'm glad to hear that you're at peace. Sending you hugs during this difficult time.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Three girls going in Atlanta to form a girl group looking for Stardom....

    Drama will happen etc

    **************************
    TLC 2k17

  • zeta4life

    WE STILL IN HERE...I done had a quick breakfast mtg...walked up and down this hallway...and we still here!!!

    WE WANT FREE!!!

  • zeta4life

    VANNNNA!!!...hey!!!

  • SummerBaby

    I like Benjamin Bratt as an actor. I would watch it just for him & the Queen.

  • deadellamore

    I actually like it better than Empire. I'm going to give it a shot.

  • zeta4life

    SUMMMA!!!!...with his sessy self....in ride along 2...I wanted to salsa with him...he is aging sooo well!!!...*swoons*

  • CakeByThePound

    I recorded it. I'll watch and see what the tea is. Besides I need something to watch until the good tv shows come back!

  • SummerBaby

    Morning Zeta

  • nicelyput32

    Oh you're not going to say anything about the gold tooth?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Morning! I love the Queen but I'm not watching this.

  • zeta4life

    I WAS....LOL!!!

    everytime I see Lawarance...I think abt him in that studio HOLLERING!!!

    OVVVVAAA IIIITTT!!!!...wasn't that the name of that song???....lmao!!!

  • nicelyput32

    It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either.?

  • zeta4life

    that's the only reason I will watch...because of Dana..

    *SHOUTING THRU THE BLOG*

    "WHO U CALLIN' A BISH!!!!"

    love her!!!

  • Petty Rubble

    same here

  • Lisa daniels

    That Lawrence was Kelly Price and I scrolled up and almost died.????

  • Lisa daniels

    ????? You can join Zoe in club house.

  • Dr. P

    I knew this was garbage when Joesph-ine was in it. I quickly changed the channel...and why does Miss Lawrence look like he's eaten the whole Atlanta?

  • zeta4life

    ya'll I am soooo ready for the NEW EDITION MOVIE next month!!!!!

    *hits moves from...IF IT ISN'T LOVE!!!!...love them steps*

  • Genia

    This show sucked!! and as usual Mr. Lee stuffed it full of D- Minus (with exception to the Queen) celebrities to distract you from the confusing..what the hell plot. However, I did enjoy Amiyah Scott's acting chops. THAT's it.

  • zeta4life

    HOLLERING!!!!...*whispers*...u think "him" may need a stomach pumping...lol!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Oohh nice. Nothing like retail therapy ?

  • hotntot95

    Oh yeahh...forgot about that...me too and fences is another one I can't wait to see...

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Is it on EBT?

  • SpillyNillie

    Chile...Lee said he was going to get the "girls" on TV one way or another...

  • zeta4life

    OK!!!!...I haven't shopped like that in a minute...except for AMAZON...that's my crack...LOVE WHEN I SEE THE UPS TRUCK ON MY STREET...!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    Me toooo...I follow one of the actors on IG and he is a straight fool!

  • nicelyput32

    Yep That's it. ??

  • zeta4life

    I wanna say LIFETIME....may be wrong though...but its a 3 nighter...HERE FOR IT!!!!...my era!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Larry been voted off the island...Sandra do your thing LOL

  • zeta4life

    I see they got Bryshere (sp) in it....its been a long time coming...my first concert was PRINCE....second was NEW EDITION...they were with Cherelle and can't think of the other group now...they sung "WE ONLY BUGGING" ....BOY WAS ME AND MY GIRL SCREAMING!!!

  • zeta4life

    OK!!!!...and JOSELINE making cameo's...WTF!!!..speaking of her and that "boughetto" baby shower pic....with the cake of a lady giving birth...UGH!!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The lead actress tried a lil too hard to be "street" but I was there for Amiyah and the other one who look like Naomi Campbell and Toni Child's love child. Whatever her name is she is cute but needs a few lbs. All in all the show was a C+ to me especially with Benjamin Bratt sexy self. OMG he can get it he aging like wine out in these streets.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The lead actress tried a lil too hard to be "street" but I was there for Amiyah and the other one who look like Naomi Campbell and Toni Child's love child. Whatever her name is she is cute but needs a few lbs. All in all the show was a C+ to me especially with Benjamin Bratt sexy self. OMG he can get it he aging like wine out in these streets.

  • zeta4life

    LOL!!!!...but when his ass was on that piano...giving us Sylvester tease...on EMPIRE...I was hollering...cause he sound just like him...lol

  • zeta4life

    LOL!!!!...but when his ass was on that piano...giving us Sylvester tease...on EMPIRE...I was hollering...cause he sound just like him...lol

  • zeta4life

    *holds door open*..."giggling"

  • zeta4life

    *holds door open*..."giggling"

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    It was a gold tooth too? Y do they do that when it comes to ATL? Attention everyone we not the home of the gold tooth!!!! Damn!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    It was a gold tooth too? Y do they do that when it comes to ATL? Attention everyone we not the home of the gold tooth!!!! Damn!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey zeta bug!! How r u

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey zeta bug!! How r u

  • zeta4life

    LOL!!!!...I will be in the ATL Dec 30-1st JAN

  • zeta4life

    LOL!!!!...I will be in the ATL Dec 30-1st JAN

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Love New Edition

  • Li

    It reminded me of Sparkle, but I'll give it another chance. Tuned it out after about 15 minutes.

  • zeta4life

    GUL!!!!...and when BBD hit the scene...POISON!!!

    WHAT!!!!...we all was like..."neva trust a big butt and a smile"...*goes to pandora*...ALL NEW EDITION ERRY'THANG!!!!

  • Genia

    i may give it one more chance...but i am already hoping for a recast of a few people.

  • Genia

    Was anyone perplexed as to why she didn't just call 911 when she backed out the room? Why stab him? or was that just me?

  • nicelyput32

    IKR. Well maybe 20 years ago. Remember B.A.P.S.???

  • Zizzle

    Can we stop making Atlanta the setting for everything?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Most notably, Hernandez returns to her stomping grounds as a stripper with syphilis.
    _______________________________

    *grabs chest* Elizabeth!!!!! I'm comin to join ya!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    That dude is the definition of ratchet hood booger

  • Genia

    This is Hollywood of the South though

  • SpillyNillie

    That cake was an EPIC FAIL!

  • zeta4life

    *LMBAO!!!!!

  • BloodBlood

    ????

  • Petty Rubble

    ??

  • zeta4life

    OK!!!...and I thought her and Dawn wasn't friends no mo'...BUT for some reason I bet that baby gonna be adorable....and hope it changes her

  • BloodBlood

    I didn't watch it but I seen so many people down my timeline saying it was a good show. Gues I need new & smarter fb friends lol.

  • zeta4life

    HELL NAWL!!!...I can't breeve...lol...remember when Halle was dancing outside...LOL!!!

    love that movie....Kim Kimble did all the wigs for that movie...i think she said that was her big break..

  • iWasteTime

    I didn't even try.
    I turned and Empire was on, Boo Boo was in bed with a du-rag wearing Lucius and his momma was LSLH. That confused the hell out of me, since Kelly R played her in the flash back

  • Zizzle

    But even in Hollywood, is Los Angeles always the setting?

  • zeta4life

    WASTE!!!...put that pic up of blu ivy with that fan...I love that picture..

  • zeta4life

    its cheaper to film there...and ATL is the new hollywood..IMO

  • MissHarlem

    Y'all know I love my wife dearly and will cut a bitch for her but I can't with this. I may catch it on firestick when totally bored which will be sometime next year.

  • Zizzle

    I live in Chicago where pieces of 'Empire' are often shot, but the setting is never Chicago. That's what I mean.

  • zeta4life

    HARLEM!!!!...hey boo

  • Guess Who

    I never had an interest to watch this but I am ROLLING at the write up!

  • MissHarlem

    Hey boo hey

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I may watch This is Us and finish Insecure while my shows on winter break.

  • Guess Who

    I ROARED!

  • zeta4life

    ok....I didn't even know that abt Chi-town

  • hereforrihanna

    i thought it was going to be a dream sequence or something...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Cuz *in my Flavor Flav voice*

    So get up, get, get get down
    911 is a joke in yo town
    Get up, get, get, get down
    Late 911 wears the late crown

  • zeta4life

    LOVE "INSECURE"....hate we got to wait so long for season 2...love Issa...she turnt that youtube thang...but that season FINALE....#PRICELESS

  • Guess Who

    frfr!

    How much you want to bet Monyetta Shawn will make an appearance when they have a club scene? ATL is still country as fuk with the SAME FOLKS AT THE SAME EVENTS.

  • iWasteTime

    Hey sis! Let me go steal it !

  • Guess Who

    I thought it was the mecca for gays and trannies and the AIDS capital of the USA.

  • zeta4life

    ok its 9am...time to put on the glasses...with the chain of course...blazer...put shoes back on...opens door..

    YOU GUYS HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!....LOVE YALL

    *does a donut...POOF!!!!

  • Petty Rubble

    Yes

  • zeta4life

    LOL!!!!....

  • zeta4life

    *smooches*....*poof*

  • Kanyade

    that Shooter is tres excelante!!! Love Ryan Phillipe and Omar Epps. It's good.

  • Keesh5000

    Who me?

  • Kanyade

    not Sidney Bristow's wig!!!!!!! Lord, I loved Alias (before it got stoopid)

  • Keesh5000

    Morning my Rose luvs....

  • IAmLegend

    That sex scene was priceless! Lol

  • Keesh5000

    Well Damnnnnn

  • nicelyput32

    It's one of my favs.. ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Don't hate on the A. We put out some of the best artist and music.

  • Lisa daniels

    And it's black ran

  • JerseyMom

    I will pass. Next!

  • Lisa daniels

    Atlanta is not country, maybe is some rural areas but the metro , no.

  • Lisa daniels

    Because she was not suppose to know where her sister was. Did you see where the social worker said don't mention my name.

  • MissHarlem

    I'm late with insecure but will watch soon. This is us isn't grabbing me. May get me a year from now.

  • nucynu25

    Gm

  • Low E. TUH!

    HI Z! BYE Z! :HUGS:

  • Lisa daniels

    Ewww. Tell me you playing

  • Keesh5000

    How yall doing this morning.. My oldest of the bunch told me today that I dont appreciate his grades and how hard he work. He got all hard classes and Im upset with him because he made 4 c's. He just dont get it man. He in the 11th grade getting ready for College after next year and mad at me because I feel he should make honor roll every time . Told me school is harder now than it was when I was in high school. I told him we didnt have WWW internet nothing when I was in school so dont eva play me like that!!! ooohhhh Im mad

  • Lisa daniels

    Tell em again. I woild be toothless before I put gold in my mouth

  • nucynu25

    Is he trying his hardest tho Keesh ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Yes you hold. While I push them out.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    The only thing I really hated about it was the performing without mics. Where they do that at? The strip club scene was confusing with the stripper participation but I got it. I knew Eddie Winslow won't dead.

    Anywho, seeing as the name of the show is Star, I'm expecting the group to be short lived. Star and Alexandra will become solo artists and poor Simone will be overcome by addiction.

  • T Kenny

    i wont be watching mainly bc i dont like "big daddy" wierdo. empire can go as well

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    So Lee gotta do 100% black casting 100% of the time? Why is that?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I feel so overwhelmed with shows these days. Honestly, I don't want to watch a show that's going make me dry every episode but I want to see what the hype is

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    No complaining about no black programming for you.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Not really.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    He pill poppin.

  • lil goodie

    Yeah that strip club scene Get me to how you go from giving a lap dance to a full-blown video.... I will have to agree with Sandra it was a little all over the place

  • Look@m3

    The Black Hollywood of the South. I wish they would go back to Hollywood. Trust me we aint trying to claim it. Its just cheaper to film here. I swear I get sick and tired of detouring for these movies and Tv shows. We over the Hollywood status! Trust!

  • iWasteTime

    I'm WFH until the 3rd.
    Today Mister Bday and he here, I may go to work!
    HE getting on my last ... and its only 10:30 AM!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Lucious mama ain't light skin with long hair. Suge Avery his mama.

  • Kim

    I liked it.I hope they add some lesbian characters on the show just to piss off Sandra.

  • Look@m3

    Right don't understand the Hate. Its not like we asking for the additional population increase. We closed...wish people would stay they arse at home. We got enough bad traffic with horrible international drivers!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    It was good. Super duper dark, but good.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I assume they don't trust the system. My question is why not just leave with the sister? Kick him in the balls and go. I guess they wanted to show her severe anger problem. She's Keysha Cole.

  • Look@m3

    Right maybe you should come visit and when you come don't go to Cobb, Powder Springs or College Park and Decatur. Actually come to Atlanta. Not Country! Stop with this BS. Its old! I can respect NY with their timbs in the Summer, New Orleans with their country French Dialect and Tanks, Cali with they Flannel shirts and khaki pants and boomerang stands or Miami with their dreads so respect the A for something!! Sick of this ish!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I think the stripper participation was her imagination. It didn't really happen that way.

  • Carrington

    So, what's the consensus Rozay's? Was it really as horrible as Sandra Mae suggests? Shamefully, I must agree with her on the writing/editing process on Empire. It irks me that there is no story development or follow-up. Everything comes back to an album or performance. Sad commentary in a world where people believe everything negative about black folk, so they look to this show and think, "See, even the rich ones don't know, or care about anything except dancing and singing." (read: Shuckin' and jivin')... how can a main character fall from a roof, die, and in the next scene everyone is in the studio and she never even got a funeral? But they spent 5 minutes on a scene with Birdman and French Montana playing poker... why wasn't that time used for a funeral for the wife of a main character? How can a man be shot in the family's living room... and five minutes later, they're arguing over a track like there wasn't a dead man in their house the previous scene. This show spends too much time concentrating on cameo's and less on character, story development. Everybody in the family is mad for absolutely no reason and the rivalry's amongst the brothers borders on sick. Rivalry is one thing, but they make these boys feel like they hate one another.

    And another thing... how the HELL does Cookie have all these relationships with so many celebrities who hug her talking about, "Long time no see!" when she was in prison when Lucious made it?

  • Look@m3

    No that for simple minded people. There are a lot of gays here in a specific area( lil area Midtown) but of course where ever attention can be given they will travel. I assure you if DC would have lead the way to the New Hollywood, DC would have remained the Leaders of the Genre you speak of above.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    My DVR did me dirty and didn't record Empire properly so I missed the whole first half. But Star was good.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It really was no follow up. Why I stopped watching. They skipped over Rhonda death like it was nothing.

  • Yardgirl

    This Is Us is the best new show on TV right now!! I just binge watched and was blow away by how good it was!!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Lee doesn't write his TV shows. There are writers. Generally after the first show he doesn't participate in writing or directing. He's just the creator/executive producer.

  • Carrington

    That's how they do all of their storylines to me. To me, this is what happened to The Game when BET took over. They stopped making a show with storylines that we loved to FOLLOW and tried to make it into a sitcom where something different happened every week. It didn't work. I loved the fact that we could keep up with Derwin and Med School and follow everything that was happening and be able to keep up with the story. When it became a sitcom with a different scenario every week, they lost me.

  • pika12

    Quincy looks so much like his father. I knew he had to be Al B Sure's son as soon as I saw him smile.

  • Genia

    oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Ok Ok...now do you know this because you and Lee are siblings? LOL..JKJK (unless you are his baby sister)

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lee Daniels needs an arse whopping.

  • Kim

    Leslie Uggams
    Margaret Avery aka Suge is on Being Mary Jane

  • LibraGirlonly

    I love me some Queen but even she can't make me watch this show.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol

  • puppylove

    These kids will try you, especially the closer you get to xmas. Tell him C's are average and he has to COMPETE to get into a good college. There are plenty of kids around the country taking the same classes as him and getting better grades, so they could possibly get the spot that could have been his, in the college of his choosing.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I wonder if it was her idea to take a picture with the fan.

  • Zizzle

    No H8. I've lived and still have friends in the ATL. But just because something is filmed there does not mean it must be set there.

  • Chardonnai

    QOTD:

    Who's worse Tyler Perry or Lee Daniels?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Stay encouraged and keep encouraging him to do better. Is he already accepted to a school? Have you taken him to tour colleges?

  • MissHarlem

    My wife and even I ain't doing it

  • puppylove

    Lee

  • LibraGirlonly

    Ummmmm let's see??? I will have to say Lee because at least you can get a Madea Family reunion. Lee D. Shows lower our vibration level.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Trying your hardest doesn't get you Cs. They don't put you in those advanced classes for the heck of it. They test the children. If he made it in he can handle it. We can't coddle the babies into mediocrity.

  • MissHarlem

    Which is why I can't. I don't need draining shows. My job is enough. So yea no lol

  • Chardonnai

    Insecure and Queen Sugar are the best!!!

  • MissHarlem

    Queen sugar is my show.

  • KLo

    i didn't know it was on ---seems i didn't mess anything

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Tyler by a country mile. Several country miles. Tyler writes, directs and produces multiple shows. He's spread too thin. Lee creates and executive produces. He has a team of writers and directors. His quality is definitely superior. Tyler is still chittlin circuit quality.

  • nucynu25

    new post

  • LibraGirlonly

    What's so special about debauchery? That's all I see Lee bringing to the table.

  • BloodBlood

    I'm going to watch it later on to see what it's about.

  • LibraGirlonly

    What are they trying to say about the ATL?

  • She_ShowOut

    Co-sign 1,000 times on this comment!

  • nucynu25

    Do you hve kids ? I was specifically speaking to Keesh abt HER child bc maybe he needs help , maybe a little extra motivation or even a tutor . It was a simple suggestion I had no thoughts of telling her what to do what her child one way or the other . Of course , he should try his hardest but that doesn't mean it is not hard for him ..or maybe he's not trying his hardest . Idk and you don't neither that's why I asked Keesh abt HER child .

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    True. It became a spectacle to get more viewers and not what made the fans petitioned to get back on.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Lee.

  • Tiffany Miller

    Have him go to CourseHero... that will help.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    And yet with two shows he can't even do that well.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I'm addressing overall quality. Both like their fare share of ratchet. Haves and Have Nots is as scandalous as Empire and Star. All of Tyler's show have their fare share of debauchery. Killing, stealing, cheating, prostitution and more.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I like them though. That part is subjective.

  • She_ShowOut

    Heyyy zeta...did you see the the 3 strippers that gave lap dances at the shower?

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    Hubby & I enjoyed it

  • imright

    i missed it. i read Joseline was on it too

  • imright

    kim porter births clones? her other son looks exactly like diddy

  • MissHarlem

    Nah son Tyler off the strength of hiring us in all aspects behind and in front. Has an empire the other is building one. Apples to oranges. Why are we even comparing.

  • KLo

    Is that Lawrence from RHOA with that half/weave

  • Look@m3

    ...AND EVERY STATE HAS RURAL AREAS. Wish people would book a flight and get out more. NY has Rural areas just like Cali does. GA got it too. That's where yawl get them great big peaches and Vidalia onions!!

  • Petty Rubble

    They became "friends" again when she fell out with Stevie last season of L&HH

  • Look@m3

    Is there something wrong with films being filmed here?

  • Look@m3

    Nothing. Just that the setting for this wack show is here, so its brining attention to Atlanta...and some people cant handle that or the fact that Atlanta is becoming even larger on the attention spectrum than what they probably would like. But what they don't know is that the "real" local people, Grady babies (myself) can do with out this extra-ness!

  • Tami

    It's a no for me. It was horrible!

  • LibraGirlonly

    We are all great no matter where we are.

  • Scromes1212

    No shade to the writers but it shows. He a very good writer. He had some great movies.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    BET destroyed The Game! I loved the show when it was on the WB , once BET took over I lost interest.

  • LibraGirlonly

    My thoughts exactly. I think the show lost me from the beginning.

  • Zizzle

    My comment is based on the "setting" not the filming. You'd be amazed at how many films are shot in Toronto that are set in the US.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Why do all the shows on Fox look so low budget? Do they all use cheap cameras, terrible filters something? I noticed this as a child too. All the shows that are shown on that chanel look so cheap. Even the set they use to shoot the news looks cheap.

  • Genia

    LOL Keysha Cole...

  • iWasteTime

    so who was the woman vacuuming the floor?
    That was Suge?

  • klwbaby

    Are there other things going on in his life they may cause his grades not to be their best. I know some teens don't like to talk about things to their parents but maybe he will tell, if u ask him....Good luck :)

  • BLACK LOVE

    Man WTF...IVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS..NOW THAT I READ THIS IM GLAD

  • Calikush

    "Uhhh, it's a no for me dawg!" In my Randy Jackson voice!

  • whereisginger

    It's terrible like WE ALL knew it would be and I for one am happy about that! Yes, I'm a hater and its making my day that this is a flop. ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I thought it was good and worth watching. I'm just hope it not a lot of stupid twist and cliff hangers like empire

  • Cremé De La Cremé

    i didnt try it out.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I'm not one of those who complains about that. I care more about quality programming than "black programming". I don't support black programming if I think it's not good quality.
    That's why I also don't watch Tyler Perry's stuff.

  • Cremé De La Cremé

    lmao

  • Tynamight

    "the scripts have holes you can drive a Hummer through."

  • Tynamight

    Lee! I actually like Tyler when he's dressed/acting like a man. However, his kissing scene w/ Thandie Newton was uncomfortable.

  • NovemberFling

    We will continue seeing epic flops like this as long as producers and directors continue casting errbody and they newborn irregardless of their acting or lack of acting skills. Just because you can remember a line or 2 doesn't mean you were destined for stardom as an actor/actress. There was a time when reality TV stars stayed their asses in reality TV land, but not anymore.......my heart goes out to the true actors and actresses with actual talent.

  • Quitedeliteful

    This show is just alright.... It's not like I'll break my neck to get home to watch it.

  • Scorpio

    i got the sense the characters are loosely based on TLC, the Ryan Destiny character I thought was Lauryn Hill's daughter she looks so much like a young Lauryn. After all that the story line is tired, it's been told a million times.

  • Li

    I agree about the recast.

  • Guess Who

    I have been to ATL many times and never have been impressed so there is no need for you to tell me what you respect about other cities or how I should form my opinion of that country bama fagopolis. There is absolutely nothing you can say to change it so please don't waste your breath. Have a wonderful day!

  • Guess Who

    COUNTRY AS FUK

  • Li

    Empire has a great acting cast with the veterans like Taye, Taraji, Terrence and Leslie, and some others. Even the rappers come off pretty good as actors.
    Star needs better lead actresses/singers. But time will tell. It's only a mid-season replacement while Empire goes on hiatus.

  • Lisa daniels

    Bloop

  • zawnn

    Yes.. swear it aint his. Everybody knew.

  • jussaying

    lol i don't like it now. they made the fbi agent nadine the dumbest agent to ever grace the Earth. just dumb dumb diddaaaay. didn't understand why if you think there might be a govt conspiracy you'd just start asking questions and talking to any old random person that enters your building. and after that everything spiraled. i got sooooo irritated. like bish you don't have any friends whatsoever that you trust???

  • jussaying

    i love pitch!!! and i liked jane the virgin until season 2 lol. jane gets on my last nerve.

  • jussaying

    it's okay! i typically don't like dramas but loved that. i loved westworld. i forgot about atlanta too tho.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Thank you Sis

  • Victoria Williams

    Lucifer..Lethal Weapon and Rosewood must have gotten the money then. They are actually good...and have veterans. I think the "making a star" stuff is getting old.

  • Look@m3

    Form your opinion how you like but Ive met your kind before. The main ones that live in a Shack situated off of some swamp are always the ones that always have something to say about different cultures, people and ethnicities. Maybe because you hate the swampy waters you live near. Ironically I have an appreciation for swamp people because had it not been for them, I'd never know anything about swamp life. SHOOOOORE...form your opinions your entitled to just like Im entitled to mines. Sorry Atlanta upsets you so much that it forced you to hop on you platoon and ride to the nearest wifi location to tell us all about it. Be safe and have a blessed day sweety. Ill be prancing around and Jsetting with all those gays you watching on TV.

  • Guess Who

    Uh....you big mad, huh? Girl, let it go. I don't like ATL, never will, it's full of fags and disease. Fuk your town.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Well thanks for a fair review! I will def watch now to see what it's about.

  • eldwdubu

    Go to hell Lee Daniels.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Why not? Why are black people so scared to see 'just' themselves? Especially when, in reality, in actual real life, the top singers of the genre depicted are alllllllll black women? Black people have been watching whole sitcoms and dramas for decades with no black characters but scared to do the same for themselves.
    #thisreverseracism
    #weneedwhitesfaceass smmfknh

  • LuLu
  • Look@m3

    Let my fist go in your mouth you trollup!

  • Jackie Brown

    This was really bad

  • MsChocCookie

    Hmmm....the jury is still out on this one, why I hit repeat LOL....unfortunately, the movie, is all over the place, so I must revisit.

  • Full Monty

    There was nothing terrible about this show. The show was great and #1 trending. Just cause it's not your cup of tea doesn't mean it was horrible. Piss on black people week for you?

  • MsChocCookie

    By the way, was yesterday the finale of Empire, because that mess was, so boring I fell asleep...

  • Full Monty

    Yup and Amiyah Scott was there too.

  • Naila Thrower

    Yaaayyyyyy so glad???? now if we can jus get rid of that empire mess!!!!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Everyday, not just this week

  • Lisa daniels

    You welcome. I don't think Sandra likes Lee so she treats him as bad as Obama. Idk what he did.

  • Lisa daniels

    Where are you from because the last time I check most people living in metro Atlanta are not native here. I and my mother's family may be the only born and raised ones left.

  • Liah

    She shady as hell that's how she do... The show wasn't bad @ all...I miss Nicole Bitchie...Sandra needs some competition cause she shady and tired!

  • Liah

    Right Shady BOOTS!

  • Full Monty

    I know. The show JUST came on and she slamming it. I don't understand some black folk. They go out of their way to slam their own.

  • Full Monty

    She is becoming more and more sad. A true Trump supporter she is.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    It's deeper than her being a supporter of Trump... Way deeper..

  • Full Monty

    I see. What is her deal with black folk?

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I have no idea..I think the joke is on us that keep coming on this site and giving her our support...

  • Carolina Blue

    ?????

  • Hugga Bunch

    I'm a fan of Quincy and his cute self.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    People respond to negativity more than positivity. Sandra knows this so she continues to do it. Look at any post where she has an unpopular opinion and you'll see it gets triple the amount of comments. Ironically, we are the reason things have become more negative as we come into the comment section to discuss Sandra's comments, thus creating more traffic. Its the same method Tomi Lahren used to become relevant. :-/

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wow I'm sorry to here that

  • http://www.gogirlastrology.com ThaGuru

    Lmfao this is true low key...

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I missed this! To answer the question...this week just needs to end and we'll re-calibrate for next week. But I hope you're well

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    I liked it too & I thought I would hate it I'm very picky about my shows I don't even watch Empire any more but this one I'll be watching Even the music was good!! I was surprised

  • Rhyme and Reason

    First of all, just showing the life of Foster kids, white, black, biracial, the trifling and often abusive Foster parents was on point! The show The Killing told dark tales of children of the night, and it was applauded. This story will definitely IMPACT Foster kids, or teens with neglectful, sorry, parents! USA Today gave a bad review because the roles were revised, but just like Lady Gaga (one of the biggest superstars a few years back until she ditched the team that brought her to the dance) was put on by a group of Black People, this story isn't reaching! Lenny Kravitiz's knows the life! Teen angst is still angst, even with money and status!

    Queen Latifah is always worth the watch, for real! Many of these Foster kids who leave the system end up working the streets, beaten, thrown out of moving cars, str@p clubs, and on drugs! So, I truly hope this show makes it, and give hope (it ain't easy overcoming abuse and neglect) because there are too many shady Foster Care parents, and they need a spotlight and dragged! I'm in for this real gritty ride!

  • Irony

    All is well!? Thanks for asking!

  • IamAllnatural

    It's called creating drama to keep people talking on her blog. Really clever...

  • Keesh5000

    He has his eyes set on MTSU since 12 years old. He want to get in their Music program
    I've paid for College tours and its a waste of money

  • Keesh5000

    No, he's not....

  • nucynu25

    Aww.. teenagers are hard . Hopefully he gets it together .

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    All of his shit is a gotdamn mess. He is an evil nasty queen who gives a horrible name to the black GAY COMMUNITY. The whole Empire shit is stupid.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Very clever, lol..

  • Lisa jones

    Why queen got that cheap looking Harlem 125 wig on.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Delaware

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It's not bad to me. Matter of fact I enjoyed it. What was very very VERY unnecessary is Ms Lawrence. he had nothing to do with nothing. This is why people stop watch. People were willing to except the tranny but then you push Ms Lawrence down our throats. I hate that he forces so much gayness on us all at once. He still hasn't learned from empire. SMALL DOSES LEE

  • Scorpio Mama

    I REFUSE to have my intelligence insulted by remedial writers, directors and producers. I will never partake in this bullshyt.

  • Scorpio Mama

    You miss another grown azz woman??! But Sandra is tired? ? I can't not ever.

  • Scorpio Mama

    Sandra blog, Sandra opinion, don't like it make your own.

  • Liah

    This is how you can tell when people don't use they're full "comprehension" skills when reading??!

    I miss her column ...Grow up and try and read better???!

  • ?Scorpio Mama?

    I understood you the first time. Write your own blog Ms. Smart Azz

  • k-cool

    The thangs folk will do for fame, fortune and freak-ism. Fox(s) in the Jinn House. Damn Queen, Ben, used to think y'all knew better!!

  • HoneyRose

    I love Lee Daniels and I love Empire, but this show is TERRIBLE. It is a mess.

  • Danniella Woods

    Girl BYE! This show is great! The music was AWESOME. THE ACTING WAS VERY GOOD TOO.
    ONE OR TWO EPISODES AND U ARE SLAMMING IT??? U aint right. It was VERY GOOD AND DEFINATLY NOT HORRIBLE! U tried it!! Smdh!

  • Lesieli Pomale

    So many people can understand and relate to this show . I bet the ones who rated this bad are people who don't understand what struggle is , how it feels to be bought up through the ghetto , trying to get by , trying to make something out of nothing !!!! This show is deep !! I don't care what anyone says !

  • Maria Torres

    I love the Show. However, Jude Demorest could brush up a bit more on her acting skills, she is a beautiful girl & great dancer but could really benefit of taking more acting lessons.