Chaz Rodgers Talks About Stand Up Comedy | BHL’s Stand-Up, Sit-Down

BHL: Stand-up, Sit-down — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host Nick Perdue interviews comedian Chaz Rodgers on the business of Stand Up Comedy and all of his current projects.

Chaz started stand up at 18 years old in Lansing, Mi. After winning a contest, he moved to Chicago to study acting at Columbia of Chicago. After half a semester and some encouragement from peers, Chaz moved to Los Angeles in a van to pursue acting and standup professionally. That shit didn’t work…and he struggled for 10 years. When luckily after classes at UCLA, Groundlings, Second City Theater, and Upright Citizens Brigade, Chaz started making a name for myself and was hired to write for Bounce TV shows “In The Cut”, and “Family Time”. Both created and directed by Bentley Kyle Evans, Executive producer of Martin and Jamie Foxx Show.

Warriors Make History, OBJ’s NIKE Check & Kyrie Closes for Cavs | BHL’s Sports Weekly

BHL Sports Weekly — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts discuss sports news for the week of May 25th, 2017. This week:

NBA Playoffs Recap
ECF
– What say you about Brad Stevens?
– Chatter about Kyrie being Cavs closer
– Lue says Celtics are harder to game plan for than Warriors
– With how Cavs have looked last 2 games, do you think they’ll be a challenge for Warriors?

Big Deal or Nah:
– Warriors are 1 st team in history to get to NBA Finals with 12-0 record
– Tiger says, “I haven’t felt this good in years,” after 4 th back surgery in 4 years
– Conor McGregor exclusively training boxing, no MMA as he preps for Mayweather fight

Fair, Foul or Can’t Call It:
– Georgia’s new “campus carry” law allows people who are licensed to carry concealed handguns at on-campus tailgates
– NFL relaxing its celebrations rules (dunking the goal post crossbar is still a no)
– Terry Bradshaw says Nick Saban’s $11 million dollar salary is shameful

In Case You Missed It:
– Odell Beckham Jr signs with Nike
– Heat & Bosh reach agreement to make him a free agent
– Rashad Jennings wins DWTS Season 24
– JR Smith brings home baby girl for first time after she was born 5 months premature
– Hall of Fame Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy passes suddenly

NBA Finals Predictions:
– Cavs or Warriors & in how many games?

Fixing Flint, Pray For Manchester, Twitter Scams Rihanna, Lupita & Netflix | BHL This Week

BHL This Week – Join Courtney Stewart, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Derrial Christon recall the top stories of the week on This Week for May 25th, 2017. Today our hosts discuss:

Manchester Bombing
The Rihanna & Lupita Project
Harvard student submits rap album for thesis
Black Woman Owned Business To Replace Flint Pipes
Debate: can Black People be racist?
Leslie Jones hosting BET Awards

Empire Season 3 | Episode 18 “Toil and Trouble, Part 2” Review and Aftershow | Black Hollywood Live’s Empire Aftershow

BHL: Empire Aftershow — Hosts Ally Washington and Parris Rose review Fox’s Empire Season 3 Episode 18 “Toil and Trouble, Part 2” on Black Hollywood Live.

Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.

Real Hookup Goals, #Swolemates and Bow Wow Why? | BHL’s Dating, Mating, Communicating

Black Hollywood Live’s Dating, Mating, Communicating is a relationship advice show covering topics of romance and taking questions from the audience. Today, our hosts talk about Real Hookup Goals, #Swolemates and question the recent actions of Bow Wow.

Fitness in the Social Media Age With Faith Stowers, Ca’Shawn Sims & Deserae Rose! | BHL’s Fit Club

BHL’s Fit Club — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Shaka Smith and Fallon Mercedes welcome Faith Stowers, Ca’Shawn Sims & Deserae Rose to discuss:

Experts’ tips for choosing the safest sunscreen
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/health/sunscreen-consumer-guidelines/index.html

Instagram worst social media app for young people’s mental health
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/health/instagram-worst-social-network-app-young- people-mental- health/index.html

How celebrities’ “golden glow” shines on public health
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/health/celebrity-health-charlie-sheen- study/index.html

Nicki Minaj,Celine, Bruno & More at Billboard 2017 W/ Mo’Reale & Alexis Hana | BHL The Beat

BHL: The Beat — In this episode Black Hollywood Live’s The Beat, the hosts break it down:

Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor
Sia Amun – Private Reserve
Niia – Sideline (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
MoReale – Im In It
Vince Staples – Big Fish
Alexis Hana – Skyline
Amandla Stenberg – Let My Baby Stay

Big Facebook Updates, Trumps FCC & More – BHL’s Geek. Nerd. Tech.

@JoeKBraswell and @AkiliShine discuss the biggest news from the Tech world for May 24th, 2017.

A2: TECH
• Facebook safety check activated after deadly Manchester blast
• Facebook adds ‘Order Food’ option because it was addictive enough
• Facebook will pay $122M in fines to the E.U.
• Here’s how Trumps FCC affects you
• Twitter’s co-founder is sorry if the site helped elect Trump
• Bitcoin prices are soaring under Trump
• Pittsburgh welcomed Uber’s driverless car experiment. Not anymore.
• YouTube TV now works on Apple TV over AirPlay

A3: GEEK
• Joss Whedon will take over for Zack Snyder of Justice League following family tragedy
• After dominating YouTube, James Corden is setting his sights on Snapchat with a new original
• Nintendo is going to sell physical game boxes with no games inside
• Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron making new ‘Terminator’
• Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until Spring 2018

Breaking Into… Playboy, Producing and Prince with Devin DeVasquez | BHL’s Breaking Into

Breaking Into…  — In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Producer Devin DeVasquez.

For years her image as a pinup model is the only picture most people had. Yes, Playboy did discovered her and she has been a successful pinup model for over 25 years. A progression from modeling lead to acting in films, such as, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Society and “A Low Down Dirty Shame”. Later in her career she took on producing my own video, “The Best of Devin” and photo book “Living In a Blonde World”. Over the past few years, she was flattered to learn that many teenage girls have been named after Devin from her $100,000 Spokesmodel win on “Star Search” and many girls have contacted her on the web asking how they could follow in her footsteps and have a successful pinup career? This inspired Devin to write, “The Naked Truth About A Pinup Model” after she had the privilege of interviewing pinup legend, Bettie Page. Devin wanted to give those up and coming models the answers to all the questions they had been asking her for the past few years. Devin’s book is the definitive handbook for any model who may want a career such as hers. Loaded with tips and insightful stories from her own personal experience. “True Age, Timeless Beauty” followed that book as helpful spiritual guide for finding the Fountain of Youth and All That You Desire.

Billboard, Awards, 2017, Drake, Celine, Dion

By: Jeff Graham

The Billboard awards were lit on Sun, May 21, 2017! Noteable to this year’s awards ceremony are:

  • Drake, setting a new record for number of awards won at a single ceremony (13). The previous record was by a Adele.
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan, a K-POP making a huge splash, cementing their status as a global act.
  • Celine Dion crushing “My Heart Will Go On”

Check out the full list of nominees/winners below!

Top Artist Top New Artist
  • Drake
    • Adele
    • Beyoncé
    • Justin Bieber
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Ariana Grande
    • Shawn Mendes
    • Rihanna
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • The Weeknd
  • Zayn
    • Alessia Cara
    • Desiigner
    • Lil Uzi Vert
    • Lukas Graham
Top Female Artist Top Male Artist
  • Beyoncé
    • Adele
    • Ariana Grande
    • Rihanna
    • Sia
  • Drake
    • Justin Bieber
    • Future
    • Shawn Mendes
    • The Weeknd
Top Duo/Group Billboard Chart Achievement (Fan-voted)
  • Twenty One Pilots
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Coldplay
    • Florida Georgia Line
    • Guns N’ Roses
  • Twenty One Pilots
    • Luke Bryan
    • Nicki Minaj
    • The Chainsmokers
    • The Weeknd
Top Billboard 200 Artist Top Billboard 200 Album
  • Drake
    • Beyoncé
    • Prince
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • The Weeknd
  • Views – Drake
    • Anti – Rihanna
    • Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
    • Lemonade – Beyoncé
    • Starboy – The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist Top Hot 100 Song
  • Drake
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Rihanna
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • The Weeknd
  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
    • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    • “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
    • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
Top Song Sales Artist Top Selling Song
  • Drake
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Prince
    • Justin Timberlake
    • Twenty One Pilots
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
    • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    • “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
    • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
  • Twenty One Pilots
    • Justin Bieber
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Drake
    • Rihanna
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
    • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
    • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
Top Collaboration Top Streaming Artist
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, “Closer”
    • The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    • Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Sia featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
    • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
  • Drake
    • The Chainsmokers
    • Desiigner
    • Rihanna
    • Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Song (Audio) Top Streaming Song (Video)
  • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
    • “Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty
    • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    • “Needed Me” – Rihanna
    • “Starboy” – The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
  • Desiigner, “Panda”
    • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, “Closer”
    • Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)”
    • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
    • Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Top Touring Artist Top Social Artist (Fan-voted)
  • Beyoncé
    • Justin Bieber
    • Coldplay
    • Guns N’ Roses
    • Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band
  • BTS
    • Justin Bieber
    • Ariana Grande
    • Shawn Mendes
    • Selena Gomez
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Song
  • Lauren Daigle
    • Hillsong Worship
    • Hillary Scott & the Family
    • Skillet
    • Chris Tomlin
  • “Thy Will” – Hillary Scott & the Family
    • “Trust In You” – Lauren Daigle
    • “Feel Invincible” – Skillet
    • “Eye of the Storm” – Ryan Stevenson featuring GabeReal
    • “Chain Breaker” – Zach Williams
Top Christian Album Top Gospel Artist
  • How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle
    • Hymns That Are Important to Us – Joey + Rory
    • Love Remains – Hillary Scott & the Family
    • The Very Next Thing – Casting Crowns
    • Unleashed – Skillet
  • Kirk Franklin
    • Jekalyn Carr
    • Travis Greene
    • Tamela Mann
    • Hezekiah Walker
Top Gospel Song Top Gospel Album
  • “Made a Way” – Travis Greene
    • “You’re Bigger” – Jekalyn Carr
    • “Put a Praise On It” – Tasha Cobbs featuring Kierra Sheard
    • “Wanna Be Happy?” – Kirk Franklin
    • “Better” – Hezekiah Walker
  • One Way – Tamela Mann
    • Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2 – Hezekiah Walker
    • Losing My Religion – Kirk Franklin
    • The Hill – Travis Greene
    • One Place Live – Tasha Cobbs
Top Country Artist Top Country Song
  • Blake Shelton
    • Florida Georgia Line
    • Keith Urban
    • Chris Stapleton
    • Jason Aldean
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
    • Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”
    • Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
    • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Top Country Album Top Country Collaboration
  • Traveller – Chris Stapleton
    • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
    • If I’m Honest – Blake Shelton
    • Ripcord – Keith Urban
    • They Don’t Know – Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”
    • Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
    • Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”
    • Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    • Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
Top Country Tour Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • Kenny Chesney
    • Luke Bryan
    • Dixie Chicks
  • The Chainsmokers
    • Calvin Harris
    • Major Lazer
    • DJ Snake
    • Lindsey Stirling
Top Dance/Electronic Song Top Dance/Electronic Album
  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    • “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
    • “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ
    • “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber
  • Brave Enough – Lindsey Stirling
    • Bouquet – The Chainsmokers
    • Collage – The Chainsmokers
    • Skin – Flume
    • Cloud Nine – Kygo
Top Latin Artist Top Latin Song
  • Juan Gabriel
    • J Balvin
    • Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
    • Maluma
    • Nicky Jam
  • Nicky Jam, “Hasta el Amanecer”
    • Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
    • Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
    • Shakira featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
    • Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
Top Latin Album Top R&B Artist
  • Los Dúo, Vol. 2 – Juan Gabriel
    • Energia – J Balvin
    • Primera Cita – CNCO
    • Vestido de Etiqueta por Eduardo Magallanes – Juan Gabriel
    • Recuerden Mi Estilo – Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
  • Beyoncé
    • Bruno Mars
    • Frank Ocean
    • Rihanna
    • The Weeknd
Top R&B Song Top R&B Album
  • Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
    • Rihanna, “Needed Me”
    • Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
    • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
  • Lemonade – Beyoncé
    • Anti – Rihanna
    • Blonde – Frank Ocean
    • Starboy – The Weeknd
    • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Top R&B Collaboration Top R&B Tour
  • Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • PARTYNEXTDOOR featuring Drake, “Come and See Me”
    • Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
    • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “I Feel It Coming”
    • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
  • Beyoncé
    • Lionel Richie
    • Rihanna
Top Rap Artist Top Rap Song
  • Drake
    • J. Cole
    • Desiigner
    • Future
    • Rae Sremmurd
  • Desiigner, “Panda”
    • Drake, “Fake Love”
    • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
    • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
    • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Top Rap Album Top Rap Collaboration
  • Views – Drake
    • 4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
    • Islah – Kevin Gates
    • Major Key – DJ Khaled
    • We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
    • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
    • Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)”
    • Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
    • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Top Rap Tour Top Rock Artist
  • Drake
    • Future
    • Kanye West
  • Twenty One Pilots
    • Coldplay
    • The Lumineers
    • Metallica
    • X Ambassadors
Top Rock Song Top Rock Album
  • Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
    • Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with
      Logic & Ty Dolla $ign featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker for Pain”
    • Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
    • Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
    • X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”
  • Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica
    • A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead
    • Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
    • Cleopatra – The Lumineers
    • The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Top Rock Tour Top Soundtrack/Cast Album
  • Coldplay
    • Guns N’ Roses
    • Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band
  • Hamilton: An American Musical
    • Moana
    • Purple Rain
    • Suicide Squad: The Album
    • Trolls
Icon Award
  • Cher

Ajiona Alexus Visits AfterBuzz TV to Discuss ’13 Reasons Why’

By: Taylor Gates

Ajiona Alexus came in for a special 13 Reasons Why interview with hosts Sam Davidson, Chae Jones, and Becca Brown. Over the course of the hour, Alexis shared her own opinions on the hit show, offered behind-the-scenes scoop, and talked about some of her other exciting upcoming projects.

“It’s such a sensitive relationship,” Ajiona said of the Sheri and Clay dynamic. Ajiona views Clay as Sheri’s crutch—someone she has always liked. She reveals she’s rooting for them come season two. “I think [they] could really hit it off.” Other characters she hopes Sheri gets more of a chance to interact with going forward? Jessica. “I feel like there’s a lot to explore,” she said.

Ajiona would also love for viewers to get more background on Sheri in order to better understand where she’s coming from. She hopes the writers will include more about her family and home life in the future so the audience can better relate to her. “I feel like we all had on a mask,” she said of the characters in a school setting. “Then you saw everyone in their homes in their personal rooms just breaking down.”

On the popularity surrounding the show, Ajiona admits it wasn’t something she or her costars ever could have anticipated. “We just thought ‘people really need to watch this.’ We knew it could be a hit or miss, but I think it was worth it. I’m glad to be a part of it…I’ve had so many people come up to me and say ‘thank you. You saved my life.’”

She also shared that her cast mates helped her through not only the whirlwind hype surrounding the show but also behind-the-scenes on days they were shooting dark, emotional material. “We were actually really, really close friends on and off camera.” She reveals the cast still keeps in touch via a group chat and sees each other often. Social media and technology play a huge part in not only the show but also in the lives of the cast and the way they’ve experienced fan reaction.

If you can’t get enough of Ajiona’s work, you’re in luck. You’ll be able to catch her in a few new movies later this year including a Tyler Perry flick. She also recently appeared on “Empire” as a young Taraji P. Henson—fitting considering she plans to release some original music soon.

Make sure to catch up on every 13 Reasons Why after show now available on AfterBuzz TV’s Youtube and iTunes channels.

Grey’s Anatomy Spin-Off

By: Taylor Fisher

Grey’s Anatomy Will have a Spin-Off Show Coming Soon to ABC! Everyone get ready!

Shondaland fans! I hope you all are ready for more twisty, and dark epicness! ABC Network has Announced that Grey Anatomy will be getting a spin-off show for the 2017- 2018 season and it will be revolve around the firefighter in Seattle firehouse. The characters in the spin-off show will be introduced in season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy. The untitled spin-off will follow these brave men women as they risk their life everyday on duty and off duty.

“No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and Grey’s signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

Are you as excited for the Firefighter’s spin-off as we are, or have you had enough of the Shonda train.

Sheree Fletcher Discusses “Get Over It” on BHL’s Eat Pray Live with Sheree Fletcher

BHL’s Eat Pray Live with Sheree Fletcher — In this episode Black Hollywood Live host Sheree Fletcher welcomes her panel Mechelle Epps, DivaD and Courtney Stewart discuss “Get Over It” on BHL’s Eat Pray Live with Sheree Fletcher!

NBA Conference Finals Recap, Tom Brady’s Concussions and Peyton Hosts ESPYs | BHL’s Sports Weekly

BHL Sports Weekly — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts discuss sports news for the week of May 18th, 2017. This week:

NBA Playoffs Recap
WCF
• Zaza’s play on Kawhi — – intentional, dirty play or accident?
• Pop’s incessant ranting after losing Kawhi
• Warriors come back from 20+ down & beat Spurs by 2

ECF
• What the hell happened to Celtics in Game 1?
• LeBron chasing history
• Kevin Love’s incredible game

Big Deal or Nah:
• Gisele claims on CBS morning show that Tom Brady had a concussion last year (he was never listed as having one and started all 12 games for which he was eligible)
• World Series champ and former Chicago Cub David Ross in DWTS Finale next Monday (starts his ESPN analyst gig next Wednesday)
• Celtics, Lakers, 76ers go 1, 2 & 3 in NBA Draft Lottery

Fair, Foul or Can’t Call It:
• LaVar Ball’s “stay in your lane” and fat remarks to Kristine Leahy and Whitlock on FS1
• Bautista’s bat flip clears benches

In Case You Missed It:
• Russell Westbrook welcomes baby boy: Noah Russell Westbrook
• Peyton Manning to host the ESPYS
• WNBA season started 5/13
• Bleacher Report released controversial story on Bryce Dejean-Jones passing
• Cleveland Brown wide receiver Andrew Hawkins receives Masters from Columbia with 4.0 GPA

Monique’s Apollo Rant, Rompers & Miss USA Fumbles | BHL This Week

BHL This Week – Join Courtney Stewart, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Derrial Christon recall the top stories of the week on This Week for May 18th, 2017. Today our hosts discuss:

Just A Baby
Male Onesies
Trumpdate
Miss USA Gets Dragged
Monique Rants
Cheryl Boone Isaacs Steps Down

Empire Season 3 | Episode 17 “Toil and Trouble, Part 1” Review and Aftershow | Black Hollywood Live’s Empire Aftershow

BHL: Empire Aftershow — Hosts Ally Washington and Parris Rose review Fox’s Empire Season 3 Episode 17 “Toil and Trouble, Part 1” on Black Hollywood Live.

Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.

German Vegan Revolution, Snacks for Better Sleep, Is Pizza Healthy and More! | BHL’s Fit Club

BHL’s Fit Club — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Shaka Smith and Fallon Mercedes discuss:

“Healthy” foods have most of us confused, survey finds
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/health/healthy-foods-confusion-study/index.html

Are Germans leading a vegan revolution?
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/health/germany-vegan-vegetarian-diets/index.html

What snacks to eat for better sleep
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/health/food-better-sleep-explainer/index.html

Is pizza healthy?
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/health/pizza-healthy-food-drayer/index.html

TOO much exercise causes a leaky gut and increases health risks, research shows (and be especially careful if you work in the military)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4484680/Intense-exercise-causes- leaky-gut- risk-illness.html

Dr. KShamica cleanse update

Thoughts on THOTS: A Male’s Perspective | BHL’s Dating, Mating, Communicating

Black Hollywood Live’s Dating, Mating, Communicating is a relationship advice show covering topics of romance and taking questions from the audience. Today, our hosts talk about the concept of THOTS.

Bill Cosby Interview: He Won’t Testify In His Own Defense | BHL’s Justice is Served

BHL: Justice Is Served — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Chelsea Galicia, Shaka Smith, Yemi Abayomi and Domonique Price discuss legal cases for the week of May 17th, 2017 including:

1. BILL COSBY SPEAKS OUT
2. DIDDY SUED
3. LEE BACA SENTENCED
4. JEFF SESSIONS RETURNS DOJ TO STRICT MANDATORY MINIMUMS
5. THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER TATTOOS ON ATHLETES AND CELEBS
6. GENETALIA AS EVIDENCE IN A MURDER CASE

New Hip Hop & RnB W/ Candace Wakefield, Mighty & Rockstar | BHL The Beat

BHL: The Beat — In this episode Black Hollywood Live’s The Beat, the hosts break it down:

Candace Wakefield – Feeling Good
Travis Greene – You Waited
Mighty – VICTRY
Mighty – Mighty Hi
Kane Brown – What Ifs
Rickstar – Can’t Nobody
Cardi B – Lick
Amandla Stenberg – Let My Baby Stay

Apple Saying Bye To Siri, Marvels New Mutant Show & More – BHL’s Geek. Nerd. Tech.

@JoeKBraswell and @AkiliShine discuss the biggest news from the Tech world for May 17th, 2017.

A2: TECH
• Chamber of Commerce intrigued by spying TV’s and “highly important” class action
• The wannacry ransomeware hackers made some real amateur mistakes
• The giant vending machine dispenses supercars
• CEO Evan Spiegel just lost $1.22B after Snapchat earnings
• Your next interview could be with a recruiter bot
• Two big blows to Uber’s self-driving technology
• Apple is shoring up Siri for its next generation of intelligent devices
• Amazon Music says it doesn’t want to become a record label

A3: GEEK
• Watch the first full trailer of ‘The Gifted,’ Marvel’s next mutant show
• Krypton and Black Lighting find homes and more DC TV news
• ‘Alien: Covenant’ review – smart and scary as hell
• Oscars 2018: Jimmy Kimmel hosting again

Breaking Into… The Father of Krump, Tommy The Clown | BHL’s Breaking Into

Breaking Into…  — In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews dancer Tommy the Clown.

Thomas Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown, is an American dancer best known as the inventor of the “clowning” style of dance, which evolved into krumping. Johnson invented the style in 1992 to enhance birthday party clown acts, thereby creating the concept of “hip-hop clowns”. Johnson and his followers have performed at birthday parties ranging from inner city communities to celebrities like Madonna, Pamela Anderson, and Cedric the Entertainer. He achieved international acclaim as focus of David LaChapelle‘s 2005 documentary Rize. Tommy the Clown also danced with Ray Ray, of Mindless Behavior fame.

Breaking Into… 202 The Series | BHL’s Breaking Into

Breaking Into…  — In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews the team behind 202 the Series.

After falling months behind on rent, struggling singer Nya Gold and her straight laced friend Lola have to find a new roommate. Dwight moves in and brings secrets, drama, and a whole lot of sass.

Tyrel Jackson Williams talks Growth from Disney XD to Brockmire

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Written by: Chae’ Jones

Growth is important at any stage in life no matter the age. Host Chae’ Jones talks with Tyrel Jackson Williams about his new character Charles in the IFC show “Brockmire”. In his first more young “adult” role as a main cast member. Tyrel has been in the industry since a very young age.

When asked about how he feels like he’s grown as an actor from his time on Lab Rats and now being apart of Brockmire, he said “I’ve grown a lot as an actor because of this show. I’m doing things that I would never have been able to do before.” Williams speaks about his growth from childhood acting to moving to more young adult realistic events adding “I am happy to say I’ve done it and can if necessary.”

“It was a lot of fun. When you’re with two people who know what they’re doing to that extent it’s really you just show up to work prepared, you just go into the scene and you have fun.” said Williams about the environment on set working with Amanda Peet and Hank Azaria.  “It’s easier and more fun that way, because they’re trying to have as much fun in the work as possible. Which makes the work infinitely more enjoyable.” Williams said even with the fast paced set schedule they filmed.

You can watch the FULL interview HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ3vVEACHI

Press Sec Sean Spicer Dodges Reporters

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By: Jeff Graham

It’s been a turbulent three days for President Donald Trump, and the recent firing of press secretary James Comey is introducing a storm of reactions and conjectures.

Things got interesting with Mr. Trump tweeted this at 5am PST:

The implications of this tweet are potentially dangerous for Mr. Trump, because he’s introducing legitimate threats in his verbiage, and there is now a written record of the remark.

When asked about the tweet, press secretary Sean Spicer offered, “The president has nothing further to add on that,”He’s simply stated a fact,” Spicer said. “The tweet speaks for itself. I’m moving on.”

Democrat RepsElijah Cummings and John Conyers, not taking Trump’s statement lightly, requested “all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President decision to dismiss Director Comey.”

Sheree Fletcher talks “Perpetrating a Fraud Beat: When The Jig Is Up” – BHL’s Eat Pray Live

BHL’s Eat Pray Live with Sheree Fletcher — In this episode Black Hollywood Live host Sheree Fletcher welcomes her panel Demetrius Jones and Courtney Stewart discuss “Playing With My Emotions” and more on BHL’s Eat Pray Live with Sheree Fletcher!

Topics:

S1: How You Livin? MTV FASHION RE-CAP WITH divaD
S2: RHOA – FASHION & FRAUD
S3: WOW!, BOW
S4: HALO AWARD
S5: Closing: Take Aways

Bow Wow, Betsy, FBI & Ya Mama | BHL This Week

BHL This Week – Join Courtney Stewart, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Derrial Christon recall the top stories of the week on This Week for May 11th, 2017. Today our hosts discuss:

Bow Wow Challenge
Betsy Devos booed at HBCU
ACLU vs Texas
Trump Fires FBI Director
Harvard grads host 1st black commencement
National Mama’s Bail Out Day

Lavar Ball’s Back, NBA Playoffs & Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée Speaks | BHL’s Sports Weekly

BHL Sports Weekly — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts discuss sports news for the week of May 11th, 2017. This week:

NBA Playoffs Recap
– Spurs take lead in Rockets series
– Celtics take lead in series against Wizards
– Looks inevitable that it’ll be Cavs/Warriors for 3 rd consecutive year. Why is this good or bad for basketball?

Big Deal or Nah:
– Yankees vs Cubs goes 18 innings (Sports Weekly 004)
– Blaine Gabbert signs 1-year- deal with Cardinals (Sports Weekly 005)
– Lavar Ball claims Jordan can’t sell $495.00 shoes cause “he ain’t Lonzo”
– Usain Bolt says there’s no chance NFL Combine record-breaker John Ross could beat him

Fair, Foul or Can’t Call It:
– Mets Pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended 3 games without pay
– Kristaps Porzingis alleges his Twitter was hacked
– Kevin Durant calls NBA combine waste of time

In Case You Missed It:
– ESPN’s Chris Berman’s wife dies in tragic car accident
– Putin denies involvement in US Presidential election while dressed out for amateur hockey game
– Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée speaks out on Dr. Phil. Will air on Monday and Tuesday

Predictions:
– Western Conference Playoffs
– Eastern Conference Playoffs

Empire Season 3 | Episode 16 “Absent Child” Review and Aftershow | Black Hollywood Live’s Empire Aftershow

BHL: Empire Aftershow — Hosts Ally Washington and Parris Rose review Fox’s Empire Season 3 Episode 16 “Absent Child” on Black Hollywood Live.

Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.

Christelyn Karazin from Beyond Black & White | BHL’s Dating, Mating, Communicating

Black Hollywood Live’s Dating, Mating, Communicating is a relationship advice show covering topics of romance and taking questions from the audience. Today, our hosts welcome Christelyn Karazin to discuss Beyond Black & White and her book “Swirling”.

Male Body Image Struggles, Fashion’s Affect On Fitness and More! | BHL’s Fit Club

BHL’s Fit Club — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Shaka Smith and Fallon Mercedes welcome Brennon Jackson to discuss:

When exercise shifts from a healthy habit to an unhealthy addiction
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/health/exercise-addiction-explainer/index.html

Stretching longer isn’t always better
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/health/stretching-fitness-santas/index.html

Men Are Not Immune To Body Image Struggles
http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/15923344

How Fashion Affects Fitness
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/psychology-of-lululemon-how- fashion-affects- fitness/281959/

James Barmore & Addonnis Perform & New Music Visuals | BHL The Beat

BHL: The Beat — In this episode Black Hollywood Live’s The Beat, the hosts break it down:

James Barmore – Cherry Bomb
iRich – Hol’ Up ft. Mila J
Leela James – All Over Again
Corinne Bailey Rae – NIGHT
Mila J – MOVE
Jamila Woods – Holy
Addonnis – Step Ya Bars Up

Facebook’s Next Step, Guardians 2 Review & More – BHL’s Geek. Nerd. Tech.

@JoeKBraswell and @AkiliShine discuss the biggest news from the Tech world for May 10th, 2017.

A2: TECH
• #IAmAPreExistingCondition on Twitter, Americans put faces to 24M who will lose health coverage
• FCC faces ‘tsunami of resistance’ to net neutrality plans
• Facebook added another 76 million users in the first quarter this year
• Facebook is hiring 3000 people to help prevent suicide and murder videos from being shared
• Facebook to take action against government sponsored info campaigns
• YouTube is adding 40 original programs with celebrities and creators
• As streaming services boom, Soundcloud strives for relevancy
• For senior citizens, the future of VR lies in the past
• Will flying cars ever take off?
• Throw out your chargers. Smartphones could soon run forever

A3: GEEK
• ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Review
• Netflix’s Dear White People is a feat
• ‘Trill League’ is the comic that brings DC’s superheroes to the hood
• Final trailer released for ‘Wonder Woman’
• There are 4 Game Of Thrones spinoffs in the works at HBO