>With the 5th season of The Game officially underway, TIA MOWRY (Melanie Davis), and the rest of the cast are excited to celebrate five years of Black entertainment’s No. 1 sitcom.
From TIA’s save-Derwin-from-“turkey-basting”-bitches episode to her Q-tip DNA swabbing investigation, The Game has continued to break the mold in multiracial television.
Juicy caught up with TIA to recap her ten favorite moments over the last five years. Winning! —AMBER McKYNZIE
Celebrity stylist KIYAH WRIGHT has built her brand transforming the looks of celebs like CIARA, KERRY WASHINGTON, and TYRA BANKS, and lets us in on how she got her start in the biz’.
Screen Gems Underworld: The Awakening, the fourth movie in the horror/fantasy Underworld franchise return this weekend in theaters with thrills, action and 3D special effects.
The leather-clad heroine/Vampire, Kate Beckinsale returns, along with Juicy MICHEAL EALY who brings the cool and much of the action to the film. EALY who most of us recognize from his role in Barbershop has come along way.
Simply put CHERLISE, is what the game’s been missing.
Signed to mega-producer RICO LOVE‘s record label Division 1, her single, “Love Your Right” featuring LIL WAYNE, proves she has pure talent and an authentic voice, which in these times are like breath of fresh air.
As she gears up to release her mixtape ‘I’m A D.U.D.E,’ an acronym for Driven Underrated Determined Entertainer, she set aside some time, to give us the juice:
We chatted with some of today’s Juciest makeup artists, who boast clientele that include some of the biggest names in entertainment, to recommend the products they think would be worth for us to take with us in 2012.
Her name is BRIDGET KELLY and she’s Roc Nation’s newest R&B songstress. Describing her music as a fusion of R&B, soul, and rock with influences from ALICIA KEYS, ALANIS MORISSETTE, and PINK – Bridget is the new artist you need to know.
Signed by the ‘hottest rapper in the game’ Mr. SHAWN CARTER, Bridget just released her first EP ‘Every Girl,’ and Juicy caught up with her working with the Jigga Man, getting signed, and what makes her Juicy. – TIANNA ROBINSON
JUICY: When you got that call that you were signed to Roc Nation, how did you react?
BRIDGET KELLY: It was a feeling, I can’t describe, like all of my hardwork was paying off, and being from NY and having the opportunity to work for Jay, was even more amazing. I felt like I was on another planet, lol. I called my mom immediately and she brought me down to earth, saying, ‘that’s nice, but how much are they gonna pay you?!
JUICY: Your new EP is titled ‘Every Girl’. What inspired this title and what inspires the your music?
BK: The title Every Girl is because I feel like I’m singing the emotions that every girl feels in a relationship…The ups & downs, happy and sad times. My music comes from a place of raw emotion. If I don’t feel it, I can’t sing it.
JUICY: How is it having Jay-Z as your ‘boss’?
BK: It’s amazing, he’s so smart and knowledgeable, like a teacher and I’m like a sponge with him, trying to soak everything up and learn as much as possible. I don’t even look at him as my boss anymore, more so a brother, a mentor even.
JUICY: Interesting…Where do you see your career in 10 years?
BK:I want it ALL!! I want about 5 successful albums! I want to act, not just any type of roles though, I would love to do voiceovers for Pixar type films or voiceover for cartoons. I would be that fun quirky character. I want to invest, travel and most importantly give to the less fortunate.
JUICY: What makes you “Juicy?”
BK: I’m very outgoing, I don’t take myself seriously and I lovvvvve to have fun. I’m opinionated, stubborn and an extremist, with me it’s either all or nothing. As an artist, I’m passionate and aggressive and I don’t take no for an answer.
NAEEMAH JOHNSON has had the privilege of styling R&B artists JAZMINE SULLIVAN, SHERYL LEE RALPH, CHRISETTE MICHELLE, LIL KIM, and MICHELLE WILLIAMS, and is known for her high-end hair bonding techniques and expertise in the area of natural hair care.
Juicy caught up with Ms. Johnson to get her knowledge on everything from the do’s and don’ts of lace front wigs, how to transition from relaxed to natural hair, the unspoken beef between weave wearers and natural sista’s, and what hair trends we can expect to see in 2012.
REAGAN GOMEZ-PRESTON aka Zaria, began her career on The Parent ’Hood and we know her now as Roberta Tubbs, Cleveland’s stepdaughter on the animated series, The Cleveland Show. The mom of two beautiful babies, Scarlett, 4, and infant Tyger, she’s wife to cutie, musician/model DeWayne Turrentine (formerly of the rap group, Quo).
Gorgeous, smart, down-to-earth, and great at giving advice, the spunky chica also delivers rapid-fire tweets where she gives fans and followers a peek into her life and her take on everything from love to parenting to politics. We sat down with Reagan to find how she does it all.
Juicy: Your home is so comfy and inviting. We know our girl Tamar Braxton has a few outrageous rules when guests come to visit. What are yours?
Regan Gomez-Preston: I don’t have a lot of outrageous rules, but I’m not mad at Tamar either. That’s her house and she has a right to lay down rules—because her guests could’ve stayed somewhere else. My mother-in-law, she’s the one that puts down the rules. She’s like: “If you’re coming in my son and my daughter-in-law’s house, you’ve got to take your shoes off… you can’t eat over here.”
Juicy: You’ve been married for more than 10 years. You were very young when you and DeWayne got together…
RG-P: We were 18 and 19 when we got married, which is crazy. It was to our benefit that we were so young and we didn’t overthink it. It wasn’t about anything other than we love each other. Luckily, it worked out. We’re both in the same business. When we met, I was on a TV show and he was modeling all over the world. For my Sweet 16, he called me from London while on a Versace shoot. We started off young and doing our thing in Hollywood and we grew into adults going through the same things. I think our foundation is really strong.
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MELISSA DE SOUSA chats with Juicy about co-stars, stage fright and Latinas who don’t resemble “Jenny from the Block.”
Juicy: What is the biggest difference between acting on the big screen and a television series?
MDS: I haven’t done a half-hour show in a while, and it’s a little scary for me… it’s a much quicker pace than a film. You always have to… make this joke work. When I have a live audience, sometimes I get stage fright. I think this is a challenge for me until I really get comfortable with it.
Juicy: What attracted you to Gabriella Jimenez, your character on BET’s Reed Between the Lines?
MDS: I thought she was fun. She’s Afro-Latina and you don’t see a lot of that on TV. [RBTL] just shows another side of a Latin girl that lives in New York that doesn’t look like J. Lo. [Laughs]