The Hallmark Channel reunited the cast of ‘The Facts of Life’, including Kim Fields (Tootie), Lisa Welchel (Blair Warner) and Charlotte Rae (Edna Garrett). The ladies caught up and reminisced about life behind the scenes on the set of the popular show which ran from 1979 to 1988.
This little cutie began her recording career before she reached puberty. She is the youngest singer ever to have two consecutive #1 hits on the Billboard R&B charts. She eventually sold over 20 million records. The Diva is currently recording her eighth studio album. She is happily married to a good man who is a devoted father to her 3 children. Who is she?
This pint sized bumble bee grew up to marry a NBA superstar whose east coast team is struggling to win games this season. The former DJ is a bisexual whose preferences lean more towards studs than lipstick lesbians. Who is she?
Long before they became pillars of the community and men of the cloth, Nate and Bernard Bronner were once a funk band duo in the 1980s. Nate and Bernard released 4 albums as The Bronner Brothers. Nate wrote most of their songs, including “Pretty Boys,” “I’m Not That Bad,” and “A Man To Love”. The group was active from 1983 through 1987.
Bernard Bronner (pictured above in 1985) is now President of Bronner Brothers, one of the largest manufacturers of hair and skin care products for African Americans. He is also publisher of Upscale magazine, partner in Rainforest Films, and Show & Sales Director for the Atlanta-based Bronner Bros. He and his wife Shiela have 5 children.
LL Cool J may be 44 years old, but he can still go toe-to-toe with any man. The “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper prides himself on keeping his sexy bod in top shape. So when a hapless burglar picked the wrong house to rob, LL wasted no time taking the crook down to the floor, according to TMZ.
R&B singer Monifah recently spoke out about dating women in an interview with Essence.com. Though Monifah once dated ex-lover Queen Latifah for many years, she still can’t bring herself to admit she’s out of the closet.
“I hate the term,” she says, “because I’ve never been anything but who I am, and I’ve lived my authentic life.”
Monifah, 41, is one of 5 R&B singers featured in a new reality TV series titled “R&B Divas,” premiering Aug. 20 on TVOne. The series also stars Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Kiki Wyatt, and Sylena Johnson. The series centers around the women’s lives as they work together on a R&B compilation album.