Instead, the 39-year-old singer and mother meets bachelors at black-tie affairs and confers with a dating expert, as well as her 12-year-old son.
Chilli’s new show is amongst the calculated efforts of VH1 to move past the buffoonery of such shows like Flavor of Love and it’s sleezy spin-offs, I love New York, I love Money…. etc.
Although the shows fared well with VH1’s bottom line, executive vice president Jeff Olde explains their calculated decision to shift gears:
“We constantly have to evolve and tell our audience different stories,” he says. “I love that we’ve been able to get more diverse with our audience by – in large part – attracting African-American women to the network. We got them in the door with some shows, and now I’m excited about where we’re going and how we’re telling them different kinds of stories.”
It’s about dayum time!
“What Chilli Wants” premieres April 11th but I’ve been invited to a private screening this week. I can’t wait to see how she differentiates her show from the others.
You may recall Lance Gross and his fiance’ Eva Marcille Pigford‘s very public break-up, which was announced via press release a few weeks ago.
At least one of the two seemed a bit salty when their former mate expressed joy about hitting the dating scene: [READ: Twitter Beef: Lance Gross v. Eva Marcille] but it appears they’ve finally found a solution.
Lance Gross hosted a party in Atlanta on Friday, while his ex- hosted an event a few hundred miles away…in Augusta.
Each were free to get their groove on, without the chance of getting all emotional by being in the same venue.
I told you last week that Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges would be going door-t0-door for the U.S. Census, well now he’s officially started his Luda On The Block tour for the census 2010.
I’m serious about the black community being counted this time around. Otherwise we will have to wait another 10 years and that is unacceptable. Aren’t we tired of complaining?
Here’s an opportunity to make a change that will last for 10 years. You’re going to see me stop people on the street. I’m knocking on doors. I’m telling people living in African American communities that they have nothing to fear about the census. The information they provide is protected by law and will not be shared with the INS or any other Agency that could cause them harm.
The reality is that if they fill in the form and mail it back, it will help revive their community by improving schools, increasing jobs and job training, health clinics, emergency medical service, fire stations, elder care and more.
Check out photos + video of Luda’s first day on the job in Texas below: Continue Reading…