Producers of the 2013 Soul Train Awards are guaranteeing viewers an “100 percent live” show. According to Billboard, this year’s vocalists — Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Tamar Braxton, Candice Glover and Ruben Studdard — will have to bring their A-game because lip syncing is officially banned from the urban music celebration. “100 percent live,” executive producer Bart Phillips said. “No tracks here.”
Phillips explained that the new rule was put into place to keep Soul Train’s legacy alive. “So many legends were made on the infamous Soul Train stage,” he said. “The music is the core and that is what keeps Soul Train relevant today, both with the people who grew up running to their TVs on Saturday morning and to today’s youth.” He went on to reveal this year’s motto: “We got soul.”
“It’s a party! People aren’t going to want to miss this,” he added. “We have so many surprises planned. It’s all about the 90s this year!” Rapper Kendrick Lamar racked up the most nominations with a total six, including best new artist, album of the year and song of the year. The award show, which will be taped on November 8th in Las Vegas, will air on BET December 1st.
NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for “good kid, m.A.A.d city” and song and video of the year for “Poetic Justice.” R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton follow with five nominations each. See a full list of nominees here.
The latest albums from Lamar, Timberlake and Miguel will battle efforts from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Fantasia for album of the year. Lamar’s other nominations include best new artist, hip-hop song of the year and collaboration.
The Soul Train Awards will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.
Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson will host the show.
Move over, The View — daytime television just got “real.” Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and comedian Loni Love will be the hosts of Fox TV’s new talk show, The Real, airing July 8 for a summer test run. The ladies will be joined by former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon and the Style Channel’s Jeannie Mai for a younger, more opinionated take on the popular lifestyle and hot-topic “roundtable” format.
These ladies are no strangers to television, Tamar Braxton having starred on Tamar & Vince, Braxton Family Values and on her best friend’s talk show Tiny Tonight; Tamera Mowry-Housley on Tia & Tamera Take 2; and Loni Love on Chelsea Lately. Each will bring her personality to The Real.
Tia and Tamera Mowry have both experienced the joys of motherhood and have teamed up to create an innovative herbal supplement to help new moms boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. The supplement is called Milky and the sisters recently celebrated the launch of their new brand at A Pea in the Pod in L.A.
Mom-to-be Tamar Braxton was just one of the famous faces who came out to support Milky at the VIP launch event.
There’s no word yet on when Milky will be available for purchase, but consumers can sign up for exclusive notices via the Milky website. If you’re wondering if the supplements really work, Tamera, mother of 6-month-old Aden Housley, uses them and gives them her stamp of approval.
“Believe me — it works!” Tamera told People. The twins also dish on Milky and their adventures in motherhood on their blog, Tia and Tamera.