Back in December, we told you that VH1 was adamant about not cancelling it’s show Sorority Sisters amid backlash about it’s unsavory depiction of greek life. After more negative press, the loss of several sponsors and 2 cast members being suspended from their sororities, the network has changed it’s tune. Although, VH1 has not made a formal announcement of the cancellation, their treatment of the final three episodes is indicative of the outcome.
If you are one of 1.1 million people who tuned in to VH1‘s Sorority Sisters and were appalled by what you saw, VH1 has news for you. The controversial show which follows the lives of 9 women who belong to black sororities will continue to air all because you tuned in. Detractors of the new reality show have called for the show to be cancelled because it reflects sorority life in negative light. As a result, some advertisers are even considering pulling their ads from the network until the show is canned. But VH1 says it will NOT cancel the show because in the words of Beyonce, they know you care.
The Love & Hip Hop franchise produced by mogul Mona Scott-Young has traveled from New York to Atlanta and now to Hollywood pulling in millions of viewers since it’s inception in 2011. But for as many viewers as it has, it also has its detractors. Some people despise the show, VH1 and Mona-Scott Young because of what they feel are negative depictions of African-Americans. Although the show’s cast made a choice to be a part of the series, some feel that they are being exploited by Mona and VH1 to basically play themselves on TV. In a recent interview with Arise 360, Mona defends the franchise and explains why she thinks the series is more appealing than some would like to admit. Check out a few excerpts below.
Rumors of an Aaliyah movie have been swirling around for years. According to NecoleBitchie, it looks like it may come to fruition in the form of a VH1 produced biopic rumored to air on the anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, August 25th. When thinking about the production of a movie based on the life of the late singer, there are so many questions that come to mind. Will they talk about the R. Kelly situation? Will they include the Jay Z/Dame Dash saga? Will Timbaland and Missy be involved in the music aspect? Will they tell the FULL story? But the biggest and most important question for me is who can actually pull off playing the role of smooth but sassy, beautiful and ever so cool Aaliyah. None of the other stuff matters if they don’t get
Although they are not what some may deem a “traditional” family, T.I. and Tiny have shown the world that that doesn’t really matter. Through their VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, they refute the long standing idea that blended families rarely work. Notwithstanding being a positive image of a black family, the fact that they are being compared to The Cosby Show family, the Huxtables, has some people in an uproar. Here’s the problem