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TBSN: The Black Sports Network launched during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. TBSN is the first Black-owned, woman-led sports network in the country.

It was a historic moment for DC Livers, a veteran sports reporter who stepped out on faith to launch the first woman-led sports network in America.

DC Livers, Founder & CEO of TBSN, said:

"There was no better way to launch a network than amid the backdrop of the NBA Finals while joining the nation cheering on two teams filled with competitors who have never won a championship. The hopefulness of the moment was too good to pass up. It was like we were all putting it all on the line with our eyes on the prize."

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DC, pictured with Suns star Chris Paul, added:

"TBSN is aware that other networks aren't committed to racial diversity. It's no longer something that Gen Z and Millennials are willing to put up with. Hiring the same old people gets the same old boring shows and with predictable results, Gen Z and Millennials are demanding more. TBSN offers something no other network does: Quality content with a hip hop angle. We're newer. We're fresher. We're younger. It's the perfect combination for today's sports lover."

According to Eurweb.com, TBSN will merge hip hop and sports.

Rapper Yung Joc said of TBSN: "This is big. I feel like I just gave ya'll some exclusive information."

NBA coach and father Lavar Ball said he can't wait to be a part of it and others are heralding the move as "monumental" and "groundbreaking."

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Black Twitter has questions about Tyler Perry's script-writing skills after one of his actors made questionable remarks during a scene from Sistas.

Tyler admitted he doesn't have a writer's room and writes all of his show's scripts himself. Tyler is part of the industry-wide effort to increase visibility of LGBT+ characters in the media.

However, his writing efforts are not appreciated by his show's viewers.

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In the viral scene, Calvin (played by actor Anthony Dalton) breaks up with Sabrina (played by Novi Brown). As she pleads with him to stay, he lists the reasons why their relationship simply won't work.

"Let's just end this. I'm just too much for you. Me, my two dads, me being in touch with my feminine side, my lace underwear. Hell, even me liking my prostate tickled!"

The prostate, or male G spot, is a small organ that provides pleasure when stimulated by a penis, fingers or an object inserted into the rectum.

The scene raised eyebrows and drew scornful comments from men and women on social media.

Among the comments were demands for Tyler to hire writers and stick to what he does best -- directing.

"The thing [is] Tyler Perry could be giving young black talented writers opportunities but be rather recycle plots and story lines from 10 years ago and i like don't get it," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user tweeted, "Look, I appreciate what Tyler Perry has done for black people making movies, lifting up actors and workers, but I'mma need this n**** to uplift some writing talent."
 

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Rappers and other celebrities are scrambling to lease homes and rent cars now that "MTV Cribs" is returning more than 20 years after it was canceled.

The original series gave viewers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous, including a tour of their homes and fully stocked garages.

Viewers tuned in to see how the other half lived and spent their hard earned millions.

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But the show lost some of its luster when it was revealed most of the mansions and cars were leased or rented just for the MTV Cribs cameras.

Word is that MTV did their due diligence to make sure the new season features homes celebrities actually live in.

The upcoming season will feature tours of homes owned or leased by Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Big Sean, Christian Siriano, JoJo Siwa, Jordyn Woods, Kathy Griffin, Marsai Martin, Martha Stewart, Rick Ross, Tia Mowry, Tinashe, TJ Lavin and others.

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"'Cribs' didn't simply introduce the celeb-reality genre; it created a blueprint for how we engage on social media," said MTV's president of content and chief creative officer, Nina L. Diaz. "We are thrilled to usher in a new era of this iconic franchise for audiences around the world."

MTV Cribs is set to premiere on Aug. 11 on MTV. Check your local listings.
 

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HBO Max dropped the trailer for its new reality TV series "FBoy Island," hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser, 37.

The series follows three sexy women - Nakia Renee, CJ Franco and Sarah Emig - who are joined by 24 men on a secluded island.

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Among the 24 men are 12 "nice guys" and 12 self-professed f**k boys. According to Urbandictionary.com, a "f**k boy" is a player who is only interested in a relationship for sex.

The women's mission is to attempt to find love on the island, preferably with one of the nice guys. But nice guys usually finish last because American women are only attracted to thugs and f**k boys -- despite what women say about wanting a "good man."

According to the NY Post, "By the episode 10 finale, it will be revealed to the audience and the women which men are the nice guys and which were the FBoys all along."

"FBOY Island" premieres July 29 on HBO Max.

Watch the trailer below.
 

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The long-awaited 'Empire' spin-off, featuring Taraji P. Henson, has been put on hold indefinitely and probably forever.

The hip-hop soap opera, which was canceled last year due to poor ratings and the Jussie Smollett scandal, was set to transform into a new spin-off series.

However, Taraji - who plays the part of Cookie Lyon - revealed that plans for the new show have been delayed again.

Taraji explained that the new series - which was originally due to air last year - was "put to rest".

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"I think we're gonna put it to rest for a sec. For me, the script has to be right. It has to be worthy of the audience. We have to give the audience something incredible, and sometimes, I think you need time, time away. I think absence makes the heart grow fonder."

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Jussie was let go from 'Empire' after he was arrested for perpetrating a hoax involving two friends who were paid to shout racial and homophobic slurs at him, pour bleach on the actor and tie a noose around his neck in January 2019.

Meanwhile, Taraji is preparing to host the BET Awards this weekend in Los Angeles.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight', "It's all about the fashion. I would have to say for this one, it's about the entrance. I'm always going to try to make you laugh and forget about the woes and the troubles of the world, so look forward to a lot of fun, a lot of laughter, because that's what I like to do."

Taraji also revealed that the upcoming show will focus on celebrating the influence and achievements of black women, like Queen Latifah.

She said: "What I love particularly about this year, is that we are celebrating the black woman. This is the year of the black woman because the black woman has made incredible strides in changing history, politics, music - you name it, we done it."

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Omarion was revealed as Yeti on "The Masked Singer" talent show on Wednesday night. In the post-reveal interview, he said he was unable to perform his signature "chest pop" because of his heavy Yeti costume, which weighed 60 lbs.

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Omarion spoke to Billboard after the show about his experience.

"It was a challenge. A lot of people don't know that that suit was about 60 extra pounds, so it was a challenge moving. And also, just to keep the character continuity, I didn't want to give myself away by doing too much movement or some of my signature movements, which I couldn't even do because the suit was so big. I couldn't do my signature chest pop because it was the Yeti chest! It was a challenge, but it was fun nonetheless."

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The 36-year-old R&B star was one of two contestants voted off the TV talent show, hosted by Nick Cannon (right). New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg was the other unmasked celebrity.

Omarion was thrilled to make history as the first singer to perform on the show in roller skates. He said the show made him feel validated as a performer.

"As long as I've had an audience, only through mediums like The Masked Singer do you actually get the opportunity to do things that can further your relationship with performing, and I felt like The Masked Singer was going to do that - and it did just that. Being in that suit and hearing the compliments from the judges and them not seeing me, that was dope."

 

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Tiffany Haddish is poised to take over Ellen DeGeneres's spot when her daytime TV talk show ends in 2022 after 19 seasons.

The "Girls Trip" star, 40, has frequently filled in for Ellen, 63, who was criticized by former staffers for being mean.

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A senior NBCUniversal source told Page Six: "Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades.

"She's top of the list to get a daytime show – she's a fresh voice."

Apart from her guest hosting gigs, Haddish hosts CBS's "Kids Say The Darndest Things."

She also currently stars opposite Billy Crystal in the new movie, "Here Today."

Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is also favored to take over Ellen's 3 pm TV time slot. Kelly's own talk show airs in most markets after DeGeneres.

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show won't be renewed after 19 seasons on television. DeGeneres made the announcement on Wednesday, saying she is walking away from her daytime chat show next year.

The news was leaked to the Daily Mail on Wednesday, as DeGeneres prepared to break the news to her devoted viewers.

She later confirmed the claims to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged - and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore."

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The exit comes a year after Ellen's former staffers complained about her bad behavior behind the scenes.

Her reputation as one of Hollywood's nicest people took a hit following sexual harassment allegations from current and former staffers.

One ex-employee said producers were mean and sexist which created a toxic work environment.

Ellen issued an apology to staff and insisted she would do better going forward.

Multiple producers were also fired as a result of the many complaints.

Ellen has just launched a new show, Ellen's Great Design Challenge, on HBO Max, and currently oversees a variety of TV programs.

Kelly Clarkson's hit daytime show is expected to fill the slot vacated on the schedule by DeGeneres' departure.

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Angela Stanton-King slammed Dr. Phil for blindsiding her during a recent appearance on his show. The episode finally has an air date,

Dr. Phil invited Stanton-King on the show two weeks ago to help fix her relationship with her male-to-female trans child, Jaybiez.

Jaybiez announced the episode is set to air on May 10 at 6 PM. Check your local listings.

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"I don't know why you guys didn't warn me about these liberal agenda networks," Stanton-King said during a livestream after taping Dr. Phil's show.

"The whole show ended up about me being a Black Trump supporter with conservative values," Stanton-King complained.

The mother of four was offended when Phil brought out a male-to-female trans to tell her how to be a better parent.

"First of all sir, you don't even have children... yet you want to tell me what I need to do in regards to my child. Dr. Phil didn't offer any solution to our problem whatsoever!"

She then launched into a profanity-laced tirade against Dr. Phil, his wife, the other guest, and Dr. Phil's staff.

FYI: Be warned that this video contains profanity and socially unacceptable terminology and LGBT+ slurs. You might want to wait until you get off work to watch this video.
 

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Fan favorites Phaedra Parks and Sheree Whitfield are set to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta next season.

Phaedra, an Atlanta attorney, was asked to leave the show after it was revealed that she told Porsha Williams that Kandi Burruss planned to drug and rape her.

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Sheree was sent packing years ago due to a lack of a believable storyline and personality conflicts on the set.

However, the once popular reality TV show is bleeding viewers and Bravo is desperate to stop the bleeding.

The latest season averaged low ratings despite the #Strippergate scandal.

That left the show's producers with no choice but to bring back two of the show's more popular former cast members, Phaedra and Sheree.

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According to The Sun, Phaedra's upcoming appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" may not be her last on the series.

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And Sheree recently popped up on a special "Watch With Me" episode. Sheree is a fan favorite who is rumored to be engaged to her ex-convict boyfriend Tyrone.

Question: Would you watch RHOA again if Phaedra and Sheree returned to the series?