Tia and Tamara had a hit television sitcom at the age of 17, fame and fortune, but it also came with a price as the twins discussed not having any friends on their episode of ‘When I Was 17”. Starring in popular sitcom “Sister Sister” although heavily syndicated, the two talk to MTV saying being famous was not good for their social life. “Having a show and going to school was horrible. Really, really bad. We had no friends,” the twins say.

The girls’ childhood friend Jessica blamed their lack of friends on their busy schedule. “They didn’t go to school all the time because they were working on the set, so I’m sure it was difficult for them to form friendships,” she explains. But the girls had a different side of the story. If anyone doesn’t remember, “Sister, Sister” was about twins who were separated at birth, run into each other in a department store and move in together with their adoptive mom and dad. “I can remember the kids picking on us. They would literally scream at us and say, ‘Your show sucks!’ “Tamera recalls.

Tia wasn’t about to take that lying down. READ MORE

Erykah Badu was spotted out at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The popular award show took place in Atlanta’s Civic Center.   Fortunately, I was able to attend the rehearsal shows and the award show. One of the most interesting acts was Erykah Badu. She hit the stage with rapper Lupe Fiasco and put on a show that wowed the crowd.

Erykah came onto the stage in quite a mysterious way. She performed for a bit and then later revealed a mask that covered her face.  Erykah’s always been known for her eclectic style.  I don’t wanna reveal too many details about the performance ruin the show for yall to view on October 11th.

Just know that this performance is a must see! Erykah and Lupe were the last two that I would have predicted to perform together. Check out the rest of the pics from their performance together below: READ MORE

LL Cool J and his lovely wife Simone took over the BET hip-Hop awards stage taking this years “Am Hip-Hop Icon trophy in honour of his career achievements.

The legendary rapper has had a successful career in hip-hop for more than 20 years, has recorded 12 studio albums and had several hit singles. LL will be following in the footsteps of Ice Cube, Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash and Salt-N-Pepa, who have all been honoured with the achievement award.

Other nominees for awards include Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne – had an incredible 18 nominations.
The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air October 11 on BET. Here are all the pic’s. READ MORE

Supporters and Family Attend Troy Davis Funeral

A crowd over more than 1,000 people attended the funeral held today for Troy Davis who was executed on September 21 for the death of off duty officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 although he proclaimed his innocence until the time of his execution. The funeral was held in Savannah, Ga at the Jonesville Baptist Church.

Speakers at the service included Davis’ nephew, Antone’ De’Juan Davis-Correia, and the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta, who served as a spiritual adviser to Davis on death row. Davis’ nephew told local NBC affiliate WSAV-TV that the family is gratified by the outpouring of support and will continue to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty. READ MORE

Michelle Obama shops at Target??

Yes, the First Lady is just like you and occasionally slips into her local Target for a little shopping. Although she may be incognito, we can see Mrs. Obama enjoys “expecting more, and paying less.” She is seen wearing a hat and sunshades but security made sure to shadow her throughout the store. Mrs. Obama also had her personal assistant accompany her to pick up a few household items. Her communications director Kristina Schake explained, “It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates.” READ MORE

Michael Jackson’s Kids Boycott Trial Coverage

Believe it or not, not all of the Jackson’s are keeping up with the trial coverage of Dr. Conrad Murray. TMZ reports that Prince, Paris, and Blanket are not giving the media coverage of the trial any of their attention. It makes perfect sense as a source came forward and said, “the manslaughter trial is just too painful to relive”. I could only imagine the pain that they feel especially for Prince and Paris because they witnessed MJ’s death. READ MORE

Taye Diggs Introduces New Children’s Book

As a child, it took Taye Diggs time to embrace his dark complexion. Now the actor is helping children accept their differences in his new children’s book, Chocolate Me. The book, which takes on issues with skin tone, is based on a poem Diggs wrote in college about being dark-skinned.  He explains where Chocolate Me came from. READ MORE

Rihanna Arrives Late to a Northern Ireland Show

Rihanna clearly pissed off some of her fans the other night when she arrived 90 MINUTES LATE!  When she finally found her way on stage, fans booed her! Rihanna tried to make it up to them through a good show and even tweeted afterwards, “Belfast sorry for being so late 2nt! Big Show! First Night! Things don’t always run smoothly or as planned, but I dearly appreciate ur patience.”  READ MORE