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LA Divas… Fa Reals?


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brew TV, brewtube | Posted on 09-10-2014

Thanks a lot (?) to a friend for alerting me  that this show was nigh upon us…

(NOTE: a Witch realizes this aired last night..and totally didn’t watch!)

LA Divas. Not to be confused with R & B Divas: Momma I Just Wanna Sang or Slores and Slags of LA Looking for Love When Suicide Aint Enuff.

I don’t even need to read the project description to tell you all: “A random Collection of Black Women, some with actual acting credentials will be complaining.  There may be some fighting. There will be a break down or two. And there WILL be horribly bad weave. It has been written.”

First of all, I would like to discuss the use of the word ‘Diva’ in itself.  We’re really effing stretching here, TV One.  Per Wikiepeida, every Phoenix Grad’s encyclopedia: A diva (/ˈdvə/; Italian: [ˈdiːva]) is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music. The meaning of diva is closely related to that of prima donna.

Or if you Ask Beyoncé…Grad of Pelvic Thrust and Onsies.

Now with either fairly acceptable definition in mind, let’s look at the cast…. Shall we?


hwd_lisa_0737_v2Lisa Wu:  Official Birther of Spawns of Sweat BKA Former RHOA cast member that no one misses. Seriously, I’d rather watch Tight Teeth  say “jewerrry” on endless loop, than hear about how the former reality persona (I shant not call her a star) is now a serious thespian. The  Julliard trained cast of Orange Is the New Black, spits pon your direction. And may the ghost of Nene Leake’s hairhats past haunt you forever.





hwd_paula_jai_1538_v3Paula Jai Parker: She’s been in the game fo’ years, with an impressive list of Blacktress classics under her belt.  The Taraji P. Henson of the 90′s if you will.  She should at least be playing someone’s auntie on a bad cable show.  I feel bad if she’s struggling. But not bad enough to watch.







Golden Brooks: Poor kid…I don’t know if Maya was anyone’s favorite “Girlfriend”, but as part of an ensemble cast of a beloved Negroidian show, for 5011 years, she should at least be on a TV Land show, that no one watches. “Cold in Texas” or some ish.








Elise Neal: you seem like a nice enough lady. But, I always call you “Not Tamala Jones” and I don’t see myself stopping that any time soon.  Well…and since Tamela is a gainfully employed regular on “Castle”, might I suggest many of these highly acceptable and wonderfully vague career alternatives to get you through these lean audition times: “consultant”, “real estate agent”, “mortgage broker” or “stylist’. Go diversify your bonds, boo.




Rounding out the cast.


The one.  The only. Countess. Mugfugging. Vaughn.  Diva. Sigh.








Did you watch? Will you bother?


Brew Tube: The One Time an American Remake is Just as Cray as the Original British Version


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in BBC America, Brew Tube, brewtube | Posted on 04-08-2013

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I could have come up with the shorter title, but whatevs.


61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Yunjin Kim

ABC’s summer soapy series, Mistresses is based off of BBC soapy series of the same name. And the good news is, they are both horribly terrific. Never will you watch a group of professional women from TWO countries be COMPLETELY idiotic in regard to: Men, careers, general safety, sexual safety, ethics… while we are told they are the ‘smartest, kindest, most awesomest’ at whatever they do. I mean I am trying to figure out how Karen, played by “Lost” actress, Yunjin Kim,  in particular gets herself dressed for work in the morning. She’s totally ‘challenged’.

As a fan of the original version, I was a little salty that they were trying to mess with my guilty pleasure. I’m pleasantly surprised that the US version is a complete TERRIFIC hot mess, just like Brit’s.  PLUS, Alyssa Milano, who doesn’t love some Alyssa Milano? I’ll slap the taste outcha mouth if you fix it to tell me you don’t like yourself some Alyssa Milano!  Sorry,  girlcrush blackout.



Rochelle Aytes unchained from Medea’s Wig Coffers

The series also stars Rochelle Aytes, who managed to wrestle herself from the clutches of Tyler Perry to get up on prime time TV, that is not OWN, so let’s celebrate  and support the hell outta that.

The basic premise is pretty much like Girlfriends, but like on acid and extra slutty. And not purposely hilarious…though it is. Either the character is a mistress or a mistress has affected her life in some completely ludicrous way. LUDA!


In a nutshell:

Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, Mistresses is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.

Savannah (“Savi”) is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professionally and personally — bucking for partner at the law firm where she works while also trying to start a family with her husband, Harry. They’ve been trying to get pregnant for some time, but when their fertility issues begin to take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic.

Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn, couldn’t be more different, living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.

Their common best friend, April, is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. In the effort to rebuild her life and move forward, April opens a shop for home decorating. After she receives her late husband’s lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and tells her closest girlfriends that she’s convinced her husband is still alive.

Karen is a therapist with her own thriving practice, reconnecting with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far; she was having an affair with a terminally ill client to whom she had prescribed morphine. After his death, the man’s distraught son, Sam, confides in a guilt-ridden Karen, unaware of her role in his father’s life. The grieving widow, Elizabeth Grey (recurring guest star Penelope Ann Miller [The Artist]), has no idea her late husband had a romance with another woman.

These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.


Alyssa Milano is fine.

These crazy heffas are on hiatus for the next few weeks, so catch up on the complete insanity in the meanwhile. 
You can catch the OG version on Netflix.


Brew Tube: UK Style “Misfits”


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brew Tube, brewtube | Posted on 16-11-2011


Let’s just get this out of the way “Misfits” may have the stupidest premise on TV since well… “Heroes”, but dammit if it isn’t the most compelling and gut-wrenchingly touching, awesome show that cannot be viewed in real time in the US. WTF?!

A quick synopsis: In the first episode we meet 5 (well 6, but…) young adults who have by the court been ruled  ASBO  and are on the first day of mandated probation.  They, along with their probation worker are caught in a freak storm and receive possibly the WORST superpowers known to superpowerdom.   As the episodes progress, it appears that these powers are a manisfestation of  their deep-rooted subconcious fears, anxieties and egos. And what’s worse than that?  I mean what would your superpower be if  THIS were how powers were given out? (Would I be Aversion to Bras on The Weekend Elphie?  Can only use the public restrooms at Nordstrom, Elphie?   How wack!)   Think about it!

 They solve the resulting problems with a lot of blood letting,  body hiding, drugs and sex. As one naturally would!  Yet somehow they manage to be sympathetic and rootforable (that is not a word, E.) 


The super talented cast is comprised of a group of young relatively unknowns, especially to the US, but you’ll be dying to see them all the time!

  Check out the first 2 seasons or as the Brits say Series 1 and 2 of Misfits on Hulu

(SHHH Bootlegger’s Hint:  The currrent  season’s episodes can be found on the web… just Google “Misfits Series 3 Epsiodes)


What’s Beef?: @Ciara and @Rihanna


Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted in brewshyt, brewtube, ciara, Rihanna | Posted on 26-02-2011

Damn! I wake up on this sleepy Saturday and before I can sip my green tea Brewshyt consumes me. So, Ciara got a gig, now that’s news, but that’s not what this post is about. CiCi appeared on Joan River’s “Fashion Police” and took the opportunity to throw Rihanna under the bus by calling her “not so nice”. Well, word got back to Rihanna and well you know what happens when these youngins get mad nowadays, they turn to the Devil’s playland that is Twitter.
Here’s the first shot:

Then Rihanna went in:

Ciara baby, I love u girl! U hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I’m heartbroken! That’s y I retaliated this way! So sorry! #letsmakeup
02/26/2011 12:39 am via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite

CiCi gets back:

Trust me Rhianna u dont want to see me on or off the stage
02/26/2011 12:14 am via webReplyRetweetFavorite

Then Rihanna hits below the belt:

Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of
02/26/2011 12:22 am via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite


My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme
02/26/2011 12:02 am via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite

#BAM and #POW – I sort of really love Rihanna. It’s also good to be cute and quick!
Then they made up and all is good in Yakiland :)

Rhi u know its always been love since day 1! Doing shows/everything. you threw me off in that party!Apology accepted. Let’s chat in person
02/26/2011 1:01 am via webReplyRetweetFavorite

02/26/2011 2:08 am via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now, I’m taking this little beef with a grain of salt. Maybe it’s stage to drum up some publicity. Dunno, don’t care, my job is done. Back to my green tea.


Brew Bits: Chad Ocho Cinc-NOHO!


Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted in brew bits, brewtube | Posted on 14-07-2010

Watch as Chad Mucho Cornball tries to explain away why only three of the women on his Bootleg For the Love of Ray-J show are black. All this before he asks for er’one to support him. Can we please boycott this bama…please?

Photo: Terezowens.com