Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ spoofs celebrity culture


rong>“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Debuts Tuesday, January 15 A New Comedy Flavor For Reality Shows(lol)….Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart teams up with BET Networks to bring viewers one of the funniest shows on television “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” (#BETRealHusbands) The semi-scripted series is the fakest reality show ever following these men of Hollywood along their surreal lives. Enjoy the ride as these guys take on all things, from the husband’s point of view. You may recognize some situations or characters from those other reality shows. That is completely on purpose, tune in to the network premiere Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 10-10:30 p.m. EST/PST.

“I haven’t been this excited about a project of mine in a while, there is nothing like this on television……the levels of funny that will be reached on this show are endless!!!,” said Kevin Hart.
Kevin Hart recently divorced, Nick Cannon, husband of superstar Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton, round off the main cast of characters with a number of special guest appearances by television, film, music and sport’s top stars including Jay Leno, Ed O’Neill, Shaquille O’Neal, Nelly, Faizon Love, Common, Trey Songz, Cedric the Entertainer and several other A-list surprises.

“We knew after the response to the ‘Real Husbands’ sketches on the BET Awards that we had something special. Look in the dictionary under the word ‘obvious’ and you see a picture of us deciding to turn the sketches into a series,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “Kevin Hart leads an incredible cast in this show that turns all of the conventions you hate to love in those wives shows on their collective ear. We are SO proud to be working with this all-star production team. This is the best funny you’ll see on TV this year.”

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” is executive produced by Kevin Hart (“Think Like A Man,” “Laugh At My Pain”); Stan Lathan (“Martin,” “Moesha”); Ralph Farquhar (“The Parkers,” “Married With Children”); Jesse Collins (“The BET Awards,” “The 54th Annual Grammy Awards”); Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”); Chris Spencer (“MTV 2012 Video Music Awards,” “Def Comedy Jam”); Dave Becky (“Everybody Hates Chris”); along with BET Networks’ President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill are the executive producers behind this bold, new series.

Follow the cast of husbands on Twitter: @KevinHart4real, @NickCannon, @RobinThicke, @BorisKodjoe, @DuaneMartin and


Planning Your Super Bowl Party 2013….


Planning the Super Bowl Viewing Party February 3, 2013
By Rochelle Moore, Nubian Enterprises
(Start planning early)
Not everyone can watch the best football teams in person, so they organize a Super Bowl Viewing Party and invite professional business partners, potentials clients and friends. Here are some tips if you’ve never hosted an Exclusive Private Super BOWL View Party before.

1. Guest List: make a list of those you want to let you hair down with.
2. SECURITY: In today’s climate, you must have a security personnel at
the door.
3. Start Time, End Time: While the other fans are tailgating at the field,
you can party where you are.
4. Location: Everything hinges on location, secure parking and
accessibility. Your home is no longer the place to entertain.
5. Rent a hotel suite : local, regional or international. Do you want to view the game in the tropics or even Africa? Jamaica and Hawaii is always game!!! If you rent a hotel suite, check out time is always 11:00 am the next day.
6. HD TV or Satellite: Make sure you have the right reception and large enough console to accommodate your guest. Will you need to rent extra-speakers?
7. Cover Charge: Will you sell tickets? That will cover the cost of snacks, the suite rental and refreshments.
8. MENU: What’s on the menu? Some don’t pork.
Therefore, what shall you plan for your guest?
9. Catered event, BBQ vs Snacks: Will you grill some
hot dogs, kabobs, burgers or go high end and have the
event catered? How much do you want to spend?
10. Alcohol: Will you serve alcohol or will it be BYOB,
Bring Your Own Bottle but you supply the ice and cups
ie. Set ups.
11. DJ: Will you hire a DJ for your own half time party and
12. Friendly Wagers: Will you accept wagers on who will
win and the point spread?
13. Party Favors & Games: What’s the attire? Will you require people to dress in the favorite team shirt, blue jeans or what? If at a suite, what kind of games will you include? Casino style, miniature golf, or darts?
14. AFTER Party: After the game, then what and when does it end? It’s a party remember!!!

Super bowl parties are no longer just chips and soda, turning the television inviting a few friends and watching the commercials. We can make our commercials. Once they get in, everything should be included. A gracious host is always appreciated a valued. Remember, this Super Bowl Viewing party is exclusive, for the elite and private. So plan to enjoy yourselves but not too much because some have be at work on Monday.

Marriage In 2013….


This article is excerpted from “Your Daily Cup of Inspiration” blog at http://www.diannahobbs.com.

This January, I celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary.

I look forward to celebrating with my best friend, who just so happens to be my husband, Kenya. Back when we fell in love, Kenya was a young twenty-something senior in college, living with his mom, working at Family Dollar. He didn’t have a car back then. So he would pick me up for dates in his late mother’s rust bucket. I remember it was so raggedy, that there was a padlock on the hood of the car just to keep it from blowing up while coasting along the expressway.

We still laugh about that.

I even remember how Kenya, my sweet boyfriend, used to buy me sweatshirts from Family Dollar as gifts. Bless his heart.

I wasn’t worried about what was in Kenya’s pockets, though. I was more interested in his relationship with God and his character. I took notice of how he didn’t pressure me to have sex before marriage, and I was a virgin the day we exchanged our vows.

Had I not been focused on what was important, however, I would have passed on what turned out to be one of the greatest blessings God has ever given me. You see, there were plenty of other guys with fancy cars, more money, and flashier clothes. But they didn’t possess the qualities I prayed to find in the man who would one day become my husband, and the father of my children.

15 years of married life and 4 kids later, I have no doubt in my mind, God tailor-made Kenya for me, and me for him.

That’s why I encourage you to focus on the things in life that matter in your relationships and every other area, too.

Instead of worrying about the kind of car you drive, focus on the fact that God has blessed you with a reliable vehicle to get you where you need to go. Don’t obsess about the size of your house or apartment, or the decor inside, but be grateful that you have a roof over your head, unlike millions of homeless people.

Don’t waste time thinking about how much you can’t stand your job, but praise God that you are gainfully employed as a means of supporting yourself.

Don’t complain about the hardships of entrepreneurship. Rather, thank God for the courage, knowledge, and ability you do possess to run your own business–large or small.

Instead of looking at all the things the people you love are not, praise God for all they are to you.

You and I have so many reasons to be thankful.

These days, Kenya isn’t working at Family Dollar or struggling to graduate from college. He got his degree and God has blessed his career. He is, however, still the man that lights up my world; treats me with love, honor, and respect; takes great care of our children; loves and serves the Lord; and has a heart of gold.

And that, my friend, is most important of all.

TODAY’S PRAYER: God, help me not to become so distracted by insignificant things, that I miss out on all the many treasures You have blessed me with in my life and marriage. Today, I want to thank You for health, life, love, peace, joy, a sound mind, and a bright future ahead of me. Lord, please help me to be ever-mindful of what’s important in life, so I will never overlook the priceless treasures that are all around me. Even when everything is not exactly the way I want it to be, give me a grateful heart always. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Is Mary Mary’s Fashion Too Sexy? Tina & Erica Campbell Respond (Video)


The ladies of Mary Mary, with the help of their fashionable sister and Stylist, Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins, are always in step with the latest trends.

But some within the conservative Christian community frequently debate over whether their attire is a little too sexy. So, what do Erica and Tina say?

In a televised interview, which didn’t make the final cut for their WE tv reality show, a journalist questioned the ladies about their clothing.

“Millions of girls look up to you and your fashion is fly,” she said. “Is it sending mixed messages to young girls that maybe it’s a little too sexy?”

Erica Campbell responded by zoning in on Christians’ overall squeamishness when it comes to sex and sensuality. She said:

A lot of times in the Christian community, it’s like no sexuality at all. Well, that’s something God created as well, you know what I mean? It’s beautiful. It’s not disgusting. It’s not raunchy. It’s beautiful and it allows us to feel good about who we are and how God designed us.

Tina Campbell chimed in:

We respect ourselves too much. We’re not trashy women. We’re classy women. We’re never concerned that this is too sexy or whatever. I want to look fashionably correct. I want to look beautiful. I want to feel good about who I am. I’m not afraid of the fact that I have curves, nor is it my intention to always make sure that everyone can see them.”

To further illustrate the point, Erica highlighted the fact that that pop stars like Lady GaGa and Nicki Minaj, who show enough skin to make the most liberal among us blush, appear on magazine covers. For better or worse, they are setting the tone for fashion these days.

By comparison, Erica said, “We’re very safe and modest.”

Watch below.


Mary Mary’s reality show can be seen on WE tv every Thursday at 9/8c