Relationship Advice: Is your man bored with you?

Relationships can be hot, & relationships can be cold. That is the nature of being with someone you either really like, love, or just enjoy being around. But the dangerous part about relationships is when they become boring. Now I know everybody has different levels of excitement, but right now I’m focusing on couples that have been together for a while. You know the ones that when they first started were hot, and now the everyday tasks of life have caused them to to be cold. Yes, those are the ones and I want to give you a few tips to catching your man’s eye again.

I mean at some point we all get there. Having to go to work during the day. Coming home at night after picking up the kids in most cases. Trying to get dinner. Trying to get everybody settled for the night. It is a constant cycle that most times leaves very little room for romance.

Trust me when I say all of these things are very important, but when you start a relationship it’s almost like buying a car. You see all the bells and whistles. You check it out. Its so pretty. It is your dream car. But after so long, being on the road just like anything else requires maintenance. If you don’t maintain it, it ends up with french fries in the backseat, trash on the floor, and an engine that doesn’t run so smoothly.

I say all this to say, when it comes to you and your relationship, take the time out to do those things that caught your lovers eye in the beginning. Yes we all evolve and mature, but there is nothing better to a man than his lover flirting with him. Like when his lover sets the mood creating the spirit of the chase and catching some suga. Look I know its silly, but men love attention. Many men have been taught to never show emotion or hurt when they don’t get something. This is where they shut down when their partner is not giving them that attention. It is hard to show emotions and they just take it.

Simply put the dangers of when a relationship becomes boring, is men are very visual and when the eye starts to wander. Well when they see something that they have been looking for from there partner and not getting. Needless to say bad things can happen.

Once again this is where you can take the opportunity to just love on your man. There’s nothing like an innocent back rub. Playing in your man’s hair or bald head. For a little flirtation start by telling him how sexy he is and how he still makes you want him. Trust me, I know you’re sitting there thinking he should already know that you love him, but telling him everyday and going back to how you first gave your all at the beginning of your relationship can be amazing to buildings that romance.

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NEW YORK – April 14, 2014 – Donald Faison (Scrubs) makes a special guest appearance on tomorrow night’s all-new episode of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Tuesday, April 15 at 10PM ET/PT. In the episode, the seven remaining creature designers create fantastical creatures that have been slain and mounted on the wall of a wizard’s castle.  To further bring humor and life to their creations, the designers must write a script to tell the darkly comic tale of how their creature died and how it feels about being mounted to the wall in the wizard’s enchanted trophy room.

The creature designers must incorporate one element of mechanization and, with only three days to manifest an enchanted trophy head, figuring out eye mechanization proves a major challenge for several designers. The workshop is abuzz with painting, furring, and accessorizing until the very last moment. When the time comes to present creatures at the screen test before judges Brian Henson, Kirk Thatcher and Beth Hathaway, the trophy heads come to life and engage in hilarious repartee with the wizard, played by special guest Faison.

The seven creature designers still in the competition are: Russ Adams of Ogden, UT; Ben Bayouth of Woodland Hills, CA; Robert Bennett of Orlando, FL; Jake Corrick of Belle Vernon, PA; Melissa Doss of Big Bear, CA; Ivonne Escoto of Los Angeles, CA and Lex Rudd of Guerneville, CA.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge is a production of The Jim Henson Company.  Brian Henson serves as executive producer with his sister Lisa Henson, the company’s CEO.  Also executive producing Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge are Joseph Freed (Little People Big World, Rachael Ray) and Rob Bagshaw (Paradise Hotel, Top Chef Masters, Project Runway All Stars).

NeNe Leakes Guest Stars On the Season Finale of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Airing Sunday, April 20 At 10pm

NeNe Leakes Guest Stars On the Season Finale of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Airing Sunday, April 20 At 10pm

On “The Millionaire Matchmaker” season finale at 10pm ET/PT, NeNe and Patti use their tell-it-like-it-is attitude to set up two of NeNe’s bridesmaids. First up is Dawn Robinson, a tall, beautiful and intelligent woman. Men approach her, but NeNe says Dawn scares them off with her intimidating ways. Next is Diana Gowins, mother of three and a former nurse who tends to over-nurture her man. With NeNe’s help along the way, can Patti break both bridesmaids of their bad habits and help them find love?

Oxygen-Live Deitrick Haddon Concert & Preachers of LA Marathon(Good Friday)

NEW YORK – April 14, 2014 – Oxygen Media ( celebrates Good Friday with “‘Preachers of L.A.’ Presents: Deitrick Haddon And LXW Live In Concert,” which will premiere for the first time on-air April 18 at 8:30 AM ET/PT. Then at 10:00 AM ET/PT, the network will air an all-day marathon of “Preachers of L.A.” ( season one and continue with Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit back-to-back at 6:00 PM ET/PT.

The network’s concert special features Oxygen’s breakout star Deitrick Haddon (“Preachers of L.A.,” “Fix My Choir”) and his League of Xtraordinary Worshippers. Directly following, fans can re-live all eight episodes of the hit freshman series “Preachers of L.A.” with Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson. The series gives viewers a candid and revealing look at the dynamic lives of these mega-pastors in Southern California, and will return for season two this Summer.

“Preachers of L.A.” is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, with Lemuel Plummer and Holly Carter serving as Executive Producers.

Smile! “Candid Camera” is Back! #News #Entertainment

Smile! “Candid Camera” is Back!
Apr 9, 2014

TV Land to Launch New Version of the Iconic Hit Series “Candid Camera” This Summer

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NEW YORK-TV Land is set to reboot the hidden camera reality television series “Candid Camera,” with Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus and Peter Funt’s Candid Camera, Inc. co-producing, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land. TV Land is ordering 10 episodes to air this summer.

“A remake of Candid Camera is the perfect addition to our portfolio of original series,” said Jones. “The show is full of joyful laughter that catches you off guard and leaves you in high spirits – exactly the outlook that our brand embodies.”

“Candid Camera” introduced the hidden camera concept to television in 1948, and the series continued in several iterations over the course of more than 50 years. The landmark series concealed cameras to capture the reactions of ordinary people being confronted with unusual and often challenging situations. The payoff, when unsuspecting people are told, “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera!’” is one of TV’s most memorable taglines.

In addition to Ben Silverman, the new show will be executive produced and co-hosted by former “Candid Camera” host Peter Funt, son of the show’s original creator and host, Allen Funt. “We’ll be daring but respectful, funny yet insightful,” explained Peter Funt. “I can’t think of better partners to help pull this off than Electus and the team at TV Land.”

“Candid Camera is one of the most innovative shows in television history and we can’t wait to bring its unique and distinct style to today’s audience,” said Silverman. “It is an honor to get to work on the brand with Peter Funt and the team at TV Land.”

Funt and Silverman are executive producers. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox will serve as executive producers for TV Land. The package was handled by Mark Itkin of William Morris Endeavor.

Additional casting, including a host, will be announced shortly.

Are you tired of people with a, “High School Mentality”

Are you tired of people with a, “High School Mentality”
by Franky

I remember the days of walking through Edison High School trying to fit in. Whatever the latest fad was in clothing, music, or TV, I was right there trying to be in the know. Why? Just so I could fit in with the cool kids. I know it sounds crazy, but that’s something that many of us have been through.

I finally made it through, by the hairs on my chinny, chin, chin thinking the days of dealing with people who had a high school mentality were behind me. I can honestly say at that point in my life I was young and naive. Although today I am not spending my time walking the halls of your local high school, I do spend lots of times walking in the midst of adults who have a high school mentality.

For example, I will never proclaim that I can fix your problem. From what I’ve seen by others in psychology, ministry, and so on, helping people identify where they can make the change to something, is the first steps to resolving an issue and I do this well. So when people come to me struggling with feeling neglected, or like they are a misfit, most of the issues really are juvenile when they look back at them.

For example a constant in my life is those struggling with neglect on social media. “Why have they unfriended me on Facebook?” “Why don’t they retweet my tweets on Twitter?” “I just said the same thing somebody else did and he got a ton of likes and I didn’t.” Then there’s my favorite. The long drawn-out posts about someone is leaving Facebook, and Facebook is this big bad horrible monster.

Listen at the end of the day people will be people. We live in a world where many men and women are trying to get in where they fit in. These types of people want to run with others who they think can do something to help them progress. What you will find is with these type of people, if you have nothing to offer, they will never come around, until you have something.

Now by no means is this something to get upset or mad about. Real talk; there are many people that make up this world. Unfortunately we have many folks who love to use other people. That’s just how they’re made. That’s just what they do.

So with that thought in mind, why would you want them as a friend anyway. Going back to high school there were so many little groups here and there at lunch time. Gathering together to comfort themselves, going in on all the other circles of people who weren’t like them and why they were better than that group.

Its the same thing as adults, but we don’t have the common grounds of a school yard to do this in. So nowadays it’s work, the gym, church, and you name it. Remember wherever you are, if you have to play politics just to get along, then you have to think are these people, folk I truly want in my life?

In closing high school is a time for many to look back and think of memories good or bad. But with those memories in the past, don’t let the negativity of a high school mentality, continue to run your future.

MARLON WAYANS, AFFION CROCKETT, GABRIEL IGLESIA, APPEAR ON “106 & PARK” Tune in for another great week of Style File, Ultimate Freestyle Friday and Backroom Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Friday, April 11, 2014 106 & PARK – Airs weekdays at 6:00 P.M. ET/PT on BET

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Wednesday, April 9
Marlon Wayans, Affion Crockett, and Gabriel Iglesia sit down with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante to talk about their new film “Haunted House 2” and Janelle Monae performs “What Is Love” from her new film “RIO 2.”  The art of freestyle continues as Grafh stops by “The Backroom.”

Thursday, April 10
Rico Love talks about re-releasing his EP “El Presidente” and bring his new video to the “106” video playlist.

Friday, April 11
Bad Lucc and Problem stop by to spek on their new song “Outchea.” Tune in for another week of Freestyle Friday as Ah Di Boom and Danny Myers go head to head for celebrity judges Mobb Deep and Fred The Godson.

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Ultimate Warrior Dead at Age 54


Only days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and coming back from a hiatus, lasting longer than 18 years wrestling fans around the world are saddened as the Ultimate Warrior born James Brian Hellwig on died April 8th. Details are sketchy but reports are stating he collapsed in a hotel parking lot and soon after he was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The WWE shortly after that released an official statement confirming the passing of their superstar saying, “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars, the Ultimate Warrior.” Throughout the night many fans posted on social media paying tribute to the wrestling legend. The Ultimate Warrior is survived by his wife Dana and daughters Indiana and Mattigan who were all present at his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Our condolences go out to his family and may he rest in peace.

Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” set for a New Show on Bravo, “Manzo’d with Children”


“Manzo’d with Children” Produced by Sirens Media with Lucilla D’Agostino, Valerie Haselton and Rebecca Toth Diefenbach serving as Executive Producers. Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” attempts to be the ring leader of her crazy Italian family. Her children are driving her more nuts than ever as Albie is single and ready to mingle, Chris is eager to come up with the best idea since the stripper/car wash, and Lauren has finally let Vito put a ring on it. Meanwhile, husband, Al Sr., has no tolerance for all these shenanigans. It’s one crowded house filled with laughter and personality…and maybe a few rounds of the Ham Game.



NEW YORK – April 8, 2014 – Oxygen Media announced today seven new series as part of the network’s rebrand planned for later this year targeting modern, young women.  The network’s new original programming slate focuses on authentic and relatable characters with extraordinary stories that reflect the world of today’s young woman. Oxygen’s 2014 lineup also includes the hit returning series “Preachers of L.A.,” which will premiere this Summer. In addition, the network recently announced it will begin casting new editions in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.

The youngest skewing of the women’s networks by eight years, Oxygen is growing even faster after delivering year-over-year growth in 2013 among all key demos, up seven percent among F18-34 and five percent among F18-49. Oxygen is a Top 25 ad-supported cable entertainment network among F18-34 and F18-49 and #15 TV entertainment network on VOD.

“The combination of Oxygen’s current momentum and upcoming rebrand will fully cement the network’s position with young female viewers,” said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo & Oxygen Media.  “This new slate of originals will deliver on the freshness, authenticity, high emotional stakes and optimism that this demographic is looking for.”

Oxygen is the #4 most talked-about cable reality network, generating nearly 5 million tweets last year. Of the top 10 most social cable reality networks, Oxygen viewers have the second largest number of followers – helping to drive the conversation faster and further. In addition, Oxygen is the #6 cable entertainment network for average product spending among F18-34, ranking above many networks whose viewers have higher incomes.

“Oxygen’s new brand direction and programming filters are designed to connect with young, modern women. The chance to engage brands with this audience is a great opportunity for advertisers and they’re really responding favorably to this change,” said Laura Molen, ExecutiveVice President, Lifestyle Advertising Group, NBCUniversal.


“Fix My Choir”

Produced by Pink Sneakers with John Ehrhard, Kimberly Ehrhard and Lauren Stevens along with Relevé Entertainment’s Holly Carter and Jonathan Singer, and Deitrick Haddon all serving as Executive Producers.

In this bold and uplifting music-driven series, struggling choirs will get a chance of much needed mentoring with the help of gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon (“Preachers of L.A.”) and Grammy-Award winning recording artist Michelle Williams of “Destiny’s Child” fame.  Each week, the duo will surprise a community, school or gospel choir and help them find perfect harmony both within their music – and their members. They will dive deep into the members’ lives to tackle the choir’s core issues including leadership, inter-personal conflicts, artistic direction and presentation, doing whatever it takes to get these choirs back on track with perfect pitch and newfound confidence.

“Nail’d It!”

Produced by Matador with Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Shye Sutherland serving as Executive Producers.

Delving into the newest fashion trend of nail design, “Nail’d It!” is an innovative self-contained challenge pitting the country’s fiercest nail designers against one another. Hosted by fashionista Adrienne Bailon, each episode will feature three “Nailistas” as they are pushed beyond their creative limits to face-off crafting flawless flat paint designs and over-the-top 3D works of art using everything from gels, wraps, polishes, glitter, lace, rhinestones, 3D objects and extreme materials.  The winners of each battle will then compete in a two-part finale until only one artist is standing to claim the $100,000 prize, which will get them to the next level in their aspiring career.

“Street Art Throwdown” (working title)

Produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies serving as Executive Producer.

From Banksy to Basquiat, street art is a groundbreaking art form and cultural phenomenon taking the world by storm and dominating pop culture.  In this adrenaline-charged new competition series, 10 up-and-coming street artists will create unbelievable art in never-before-seen ways, out-painting and out-racing each other in the hope to win bragging rights and a cash prize.

“Sisterhood of Hip Hop”

Produced by 51 Minds with Chris Abrego, T.I., Rabih Gholam, Ben Samek and Roy Orecchio serving as Executive Producers.

With Grammy-Award winning recording artist T.I. as Executive Producer, this powerful and uplifting series follows the next generation of female hip-hop artists Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia as they live, love and work towards their dream of becoming the next big breakout star, which has always been a man’s game and these ladies are rewriting the rules of the music scene. Discovered and mentored by hip-hop icons, these creative and ambitious women are making it while breaking boundaries and defying doubters. While they realize that their lives are a work in progress, they are at a crossroads, and are finding their unique voices. Can they support and collaborate with one another in order to make their dreams a reality?

“Funny Girls” (working title)

Produced by Brownstone Entertainment with Drew Brown and Bob Gillan serving as Executive Producers.

This funny new docu-series series showcases up-and-coming female comediennes living in Los Angeles as they strive to break the glass ceiling in the male-dominated comedy business.  It’s a profession where women fight for survival of the funniest, and these sassy young comediennes will give viewers a peek inside their lives as they struggle to balance their career, relationships and friendships in and outside the industry. Their journey is anything but perfect and these non-conforming women share their uniquely humorous perspectives that come with the pursuit of comedic fame.

“My Crazy Love” (working title)

Produced by Jarrett Creative with Julie Jarrett and Seth Jarrett serving as Executive Producers.

Many people have a story about a time in their life when love drove them to a place where rational thinking went out the window. This half-hour comedic anthology series showcases real people’s personal stories about the wild, crazy, romantic, eccentric and hilarious things that women and men have done in the name of love. From faking one’s own death to hiding out in a boyfriend’s closet all weekend to spy on him, this series will cover it all through comedic and stylized reenactments and interviews.  With amazing twists, turns and shocking revelations, find out if these lovers’ bold gestures worked or if they took it too far.

“Living Different” (working title)

Produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke, Mioshi Hill and Lindsey Bannister serving as Executive Producers.

From a woman taking on a life of celibacy to another choosing to live in a cult, this hour-long series will take a candid look at women who lead unconventional and alternative lifestyles.  Each episode will showcase two new stories of brave young women unapologetically marching to the beat of their own drum.  Torn between playing by society’s rules and living life on their own terms, these women are at a tipping point in their lives and hope by sharing their stories they can seek acceptance from their friends, family and society.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, 12/31/12 – 12/29/13. F18-34 and F18-49 (000). Live+7 data. M-Su 8-11p. Ranking based on ad-supported cable entertainment networks that air in 100% of the daypart. Women’s networks=Oxy, LIF, LMN, OWN, WE. VOD – Rentrak ranking among all TV entertainment networks for 2013. Social – Nielsen Social ranking among all cable reality networks in primetime for 2013, based on number of tweets and followers/unique author. Average product spending – GfK MRI 2013 Custom Cable Study. Base of W18-34. Based on total annualized spend across 79 measured categories for average viewer. Oxygen v. all cable entertainment networks in 70MM+ HH (46)