Atlanta-based TV talk show Sister Circle has been cancelled after three seasons. The production company, Tegna, announced the cancellation in a press release, according to the AJC.com's Radio & TV Talk.
The talk show will air its final episode on April 24. The company explained that "while there are many loyal fans of the show, the show has not grown its audience enough to continue."
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Sister Circle was helmed by TV and radio personality Rashan Ali. Ali got her start working alongside Atlanta radio legend Ryan Cameron (who recently underwent emergency open heart surgery and is recovering in an ICU).
In a text message to Radio & TV Talk's Rodney Ho, Ali said: "it was a privilege to have this opportunity. I am so proud of the show and want to thank my co-hosts, our production team and our 'Sister Circle' family for making an indelible impact in media."
She added: "Right now, however, my thoughts and prayers are with Ryan Cameron who played an integral role in my career."
Other hosts included Syleena Johnson, 'Married to Medicine' cast member Quad Webb and comedienne Kiana Dancie who was replaced by reality star Trina Braxton ('Braxton Family Values') in the 2nd season.
Sister Circle got off to a rocky start in 2017 when the panel included woman-hating blogger Funky Dineva. The TV ratings picked up slightly after Dineva was let go in 2018.
CNN contributor April Ryan expressed her disappointment in a tweet early Monday.
"I'm disappointed to learn that @TEGNA has canceled @SisterCircleTV! This show offered a unique point of view from four Black hosts @RashanAli @Syleena_Johnson @AbsolutelyQuad & @TrinaBraxton! Someone else pick up this show! https://t.co/md3aFAh369 #SisterCircle #SaveSisterCircle."
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A New Orleans judge initially declined to approve an arrest warrant for misdemeanor sexual battery against NFL star Odell Beckham Jr for butt slapping a cop.
The incident occurred during a post-game celebration in LSU's locker room after winning the national title at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana on Monday night.
When Beckham Jr. spotted an officer bending over, he couldn't help himself. He stared intently at the cop's buttocks before delivering a hard slap on the cop's butt.
According to AL.com, the police officer told LSU players they could not smoke cigars inside the locker room. But another officer allegedly told the players it was okay to smoke in the locker room.
Nola.com reports that a judge declined to approve the warrant because it was for misdemeanor sexual battery. The judge later approved an amended warrant for simple battery.
The judge's action prompted outrage on social media among #MenToo groups.
Police officers are outraged at the double standard for a celebrity football player. One officer wrote on Facebook: "If one of us butt slapped a female reporter, we would be fired!"
On Friday's episode of Atlanta's daytime talk show Sister Circle, co-host Rashan Ali, 2nd from left, argued that Beckham was being discriminated against because he is a star wide receiver.
Her co-hosts (L-R): Egypt Sherrod, Quad Webb and Trina Braxton agreed that a man touching another man's buttocks without consent is not a crime.
'Sister Circle' star Rashan Ali hosts the Inaugural PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Fest at the Georgia Freight Depot on September 16 in Atlanta. 500 women and girls will join 5 SWEATlebrities for 5 workouts during the Pretty Girls Sweat Fest!
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Vivica A. Fox returns in Three Can Play That Game
Rashan Ali (left) stars in Three Can Play That Game
Vivica A. Fox is back as relationship expert Shante Smith in the straight-to-DVD sequel to the hit movie Two Can Play That Game. Three Can Play That Game features Hot 107.9's Rashan Ali in a supporting role. The movie was filmed in Atlanta over the Summer and features many local actors.
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
This time, the story begins with Byron Thompson (George), a blandly conservative guy, undergoing a dramatic change of fortune when a makeover by his girlfriend (Lewis) turns him into an overnight reality television star. Afraid that Byron's newfound popularity with the females will lead him astray, Tiffany enlists the help of relationship expert Shante Smith (Fox), who advises Tiffany that her only option is to force Byron into marriage. Meanwhile, not wishing to lose access to the new surplus of sexy women Byron's stardom has spawned, Gizzard (Rock), Byron's best friend, clashes with Tiffany and Shante and the battle of the sexes is in full swing.
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