BOSSIP Sr. Content Director Janeé Bolden chatted with the ladies of “Grown-ish” ahead of the upcoming premiere of their hit Freeform series this Thursday January 27th. We spoke with Yara Shahidi, Chloe Bailey, Francia Raisa And Emily Arlook about which of the characters has grown the most, their picks for a commencement speaker and the song they’d want to walk to at graduation. Take a will guess which song they picked! The ladies also revealed that co-star Trevor Jackson is still the stinkiest star on set! Francia shared some really bad smelling memories of working with the actor. Check out the interview below:
How cute is it that the ladies showed Chloe love by naming “Have Mercy” as they song they’d love to walk at for graduation. While Emily’s character Nomi has definitely had to grow up the quickest, thanks to baby Luna — we’ve seen the entire cast go through some incredible tough moments that have made them more mature. Zoe Johnson has been to jail, almost been kicked out of school and had a whole Black Twitter internet dragging, not to mention the romantic back and forth she’s had with Luka and Aaron. Jazz has missed out on the Olympics — had her first heartbreak and we’ll see her go through some serious self examination ahead thanks to her relationship with Dez. Ana also had her first love, and she’s started to question her politics as well as those of the people she surrounds herself with, not to mention some moments that Freshman Ana would have been found as a failure to her morality. All in all they’ve handled themselves with grace and given us a great excuse to dialogue!
“Grownish” returns Thursday January 27th on Freeform at 10PM EST. The episode will stream on Hulu January 28th.
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After years of cosmetic surgery turmoil, K. Michelle is ready to help victims of botched procedures with her upcoming Lifetime Docuseries ‘My Killer Body’ executive produced by reality visionary Carlos King and Jesse Collins.
With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and alarming numbers of these procedures resulting in post-surgery trauma, viewers can expect to see the devastating impacts of botched cosmetic surgeries on patients desperately seeking help as well as K. Michelle’s ongoing personal story.
Peep the shocking extended trailer below: (*Warning: Graphic Images)
A few months ago, the singer/actress shared a short trailer for the unflinching Docuseries, calling it one of her proudest accomplishments. She opened up in her caption about how she nearly lost her life to butt injections which left her nearly unable to walk again.
“I’ve seen and done a lot of things in my career but I can honestly say this is the one that I most proud of. 3 years ago I almost lost my life to a life threatening decision I made 7yrs ago, which came back to haunt me and leave my fighting for my life and the ability to walk again! I decided to do something to make sure others wouldn’t make the same mistake as me! Every rumor, speculation, and truth will finally be put to rest. I WAS ABLE TO BRING ALONG WITH ME A COURAGEOUS GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE OPEN ENOUGH TO LET YOU INTO THEIR HEALING AND THE SURGERY ROOMS WITH THEM.
These individuals will never understand how much they’ve healed me and how many lives they will save from their honesty. We do not seek your sympathy! Whether you agree with some of these stories or not, we are simply seeking awareness”
“My Killer Body With K. Michelle” premieres February 3rd at 9pm/8c with a sneak peek January 28th at 10pm/9c.
According to a KETK report via KTLA, a woman in Crockett, Texas has been arrested for attempting to purchase another woman’s child at a local Walmart. Yes, you read that correctly, this broad tried to buy a child. If y’all were mad at Drake for “hiding” a child, then this should send you through the roof.
49-year-old Rebecca Lanette Taylor was arrested and charged after Lt. Ahleea Price got a phone call from the child’s mother saying that a white woman with blonde hair just tried to cop her baby as if he was on Amazon Prime.
Taylor “began commenting on her son’s blonde hair and blue eyes. She asked how much she could purchase him for. (The mom) tried to laugh this comment off, thinking Taylor was joking. Taylor told her that she had $250,000 in the car and she would pay that much for him. (The mom) told her no amount of money would do,” wrote authorities.
What’s even creepier is that another woman who was with Taylor asked the mother what the child’s name was. Despite not telling them, the women somehow knew the child’s name already and began to call it out loud!
Then, unconscionably, things took an even crazier turn…
The mother waited for the two women to leave Walmart, then she also left and headed to her car. In the parking lot, “Taylor began screaming at (the mom), saying if she wouldn’t take $250,000 for him, then she would give her $500,000 because she wanted him and she was going to take him,” said the affidavit.
Following Lt. Price’s investigation via the Walmart surveillance cameras and an interview with Taylor, the woman was arrested and charged with the purchase and sale of a child which is a 3rd-degree felony that comes with a potential 10-year prison sentence.
We hope they keep her forever.
Drama broke out on last night’s episode of “Married At First Sight” and it centered around an uninterested bride ignoring her spouse, and a bossy bride getting called out.
Moreover, Alyssa essentially suggested that they go on their #MAFS honeymoon to San Juan, Puerto Rico as friends, and at one point, walked right past her husband while going through security.
During a super tense moment between the two, Chris confronted his wife and alleged that she was being untruthful about putting effort into their marriage.
“There was never a point in the process where you put in effort,” said Chris. “I think you went into this expecting the perfect person, and when you got somebody who wasn’t, you said ‘I’m done. I’m not even gonna take any steps.’”
That caused Alyssa to storm off before she declared that they’re “just not compatible.” She also accused Chris of “disrespecting her” by telling her family what was going on between them and said she would “work” on trusting him again.
“I think she’s gaslighting me,” said a bewildered Chris, something #MAFS fans were largely in agreement with.
Apparently, while the group was flying to San Juan, Lindsey who spent several months living in the city, told Olajuwon that he “needed to speak the native language” while in San Juan.
That apparently rubbed Olajuwon the wrong way and words were exchanged.
“She’s trying to tell people on this bus what language to speak in, we don’t play that!” said Olajuwon. “Talk to your husband if that’s what you wanna do.”
Katina also took offense to Lindsey’s words because her fellow bride remarked that she “wanted to fight” Olajuwon. That apparently caused Katina to “go off” and call Lindsey a “bully.”
“Keep her away from me,” said Katina while on a separate bus from Lindsey and Lindsey’s hubby Mark. “I’m dead serious. Keep her far away from me. Lindsey, it’s just a lot, I’m usually a forgiving person but I don’t know about her.”
After the couples checked into their respective hotel rooms, Lindsey was seen looking forlorn with tears in her eyes. The usually quirky bride was more reserved and told cameras that she was “shocked” by how “aggressive” Olajuwon was with her.
“I was like, ‘What do you want to fight?’, thinking we were joking,” said Lindsey noting that Katina’s husband was “posturing” and “waiting for me at the end of the line and puffing his chest out.”
“It really triggered me and really brought me to a place where I didn’t feel comfortable and it really shook me at my core.”
After Lindsey made that comment, fans harped that Lindsey’s true “Karen” colors came out and they blasted her for “trying to control people.”
While Lindsey was upstairs pouting, her husband “Mark The Shark” joined the other couples to smooth things over and he and Olajuwon both apologized for what went down over drinks.
Mark is now looking like a fan favorite, while his wife is looking like QUITE the opposite.
Whose side are you in on this so-called “Karen” kerfuffle? Did Lindsey poke the bear or should Olajuwon have kept a cool head?
After the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Connecticut finally determined the cause of death in the case of Lauren Smith-Fields, the Black woman who died mysteriously after a date with an older white man, 37-year-old Matthew LaFountain, Smith-Fields’ family is far from finished fighting for truth and justice.
For perfectly understandable reasons—including the alleged indifference on the part of the Bridgeport police investigators who handled the case—the family of the 23-year-old is just not very trusting of Bridgeport law enforcement officials.
“We’re going to get the word out on my daughter, Lauren Smith-Fields because her life did matter. Her voice was silenced,” Shantell Fields, Lauren’s mother, told Insider days after a protest on what would have been her daughter’s 24th birthday. “Justice For Lauren. I’m going to be her voice. Her father, her brothers, her whole entire family…we are all going to be her voice. We’re going to work diligently to make sure that everybody knows what’s going on and how they’re treating Black people, Black women, and Black men in Bridgeport, Connecticut.”
As we previously reported, Smith-Field’s family members feel that investigators failed to question LaFountain as a suspect because he “was a nice guy.”
“It seems like they’re trying to erase her and they’re trying to let this Caucasian man just walk away scot-free,” Fields said. “If the shoe was on the other foot and my daughter was found with a Caucasian man dead inside his apartment, she would be in jail right now. We would be trying to raise bond just to get her out.”
Meanwhile, because Smith-Field was determined to have died due to “an overdose of fentanyl combined with prescription medication and alcohol,” Bridgeport Police announced Tuesday that it is launching a criminal investigation into her death.
“As a result of the OCME’s report, the Bridgeport Police Narcotics and Vice Division have opened a criminal investigation,” Bridgeport Police Captain Kevin Gilleran said in the statement provided to Insider. “They will be assisted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Detective Bureau’s investigation will remain open as intelligence transitions to the Narcotics and Vice Division. The Bridgeport Police Department’s thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family and friends of Ms. Lauren Smith-Fields.”
But Fields isn’t impressed by the department’s sudden interest in the case as she told Insider, “I think this right here is just something to shut us up. They’re actually not going to do anything about it.”
The family’s attorney, Darnell Crosland, shared some of Fields’ skepticism, but he also expressed a little cautious optimism saying he hopes the investigation will lead to LaFountain being treated as “a person of interest.”
“We feel like the police department has failed us because they didn’t handle this investigation in the proper manner when it started,” he said. “We’ll accept it because there have been so many dark days between the time Lauren died and today. So, we’ll take any type of sunshine. We want to know what that investigation is going to consist of and we’re hoping it’s…an actual investigation.”
Crosland also said he and the family aren’t taking the OCME report at face value.
“We have to work on our own because we have no confidence in the Bridgeport Police Department,” he said. “So, we have our own independent autopsy on the way. We have our own investigative team on the way.”
Cardi tweeted about the case to her 21.5 million followers.
Crosland said he and the family have praised Cardi because she “was instrumental in getting Lauren’s tragic death to become a criminal case, because police launched their investigation only after Cardi spoke out,” TMZ reported.