Thursday, January 16, 2014

"SWV Reunited" WeTV Series Premiere Event Highlights | NYC | Januray 15, 2014

Robin Downes reports from the red carpet for the premiere event for WE tv's new series "SWV REUNITED." The show, premiering Thursday, January 16 at 10PM ET/PT, follows Grammy® nominated Sisters With Voices (SWV) during their make-it-or-break-it comeback tour.

SWV REUNITED stars Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, Leanne "Lelee" Lyons and Tamara "Taj" George were in attendance for photo opps and candid interviews. 

Check out this video episode of "What's up with Robin Downes" to find out what SWV learned about each other during the process:

The ‘90s R&B trio, SWV, is back with a vengeance! After marriage, kids and other endeavors, the trio decided it was time to reunite for a chance to recapture their fame. In 2012, their sultry sound was introduced to a whole new generation of fans with fifth studio album I Missed Us, which earned a Grammy® nod in 2013 for “Best Traditional R&B Performance.” “SWV Reunited” follows Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” George, three strong and talented women, as they figure out how to trust again—on and off the stage—and perform with each other.
First look  for SWV REUNITED here:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tyler Lepley: Humble and Hot on "The Haves and The Have Nots" [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

In New York City, on Monday, January 6, 2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor. I was included with over a hundred press and tastemakers, who packed the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on a wintry night to get a sneak peek of “Love Thy Neighbor” (LTN) and a full episode viewing of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (HHN). 

I was able to get an exclusive interview with HHN star, Tyler Lepley as he walked off the red carpet, right into my camera.  Mr. Lepley plays a "Have Not", Benny Young, the son of maid Hanna.  Benny is a blue-collar brother and a dutiful man who makes his mother proud.  Learn more about the humble actor and Tyler Perry's hottest show on the Oprah Winfrey Network by watching this video clip with highlights from the event and my exclusive interview.

HHN cast members in attendance included John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Eva Tamargo and Tyler Lepley. [Not attending were Tika Sumpter who was in Mississippi shooting a film and Crystal Fox who was out of the country]. LTN cast on hand were Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Jonathan Chase and Darmirra Brunson. Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (president/executive producer), Will Areu (senior vice president/producer) and Mark Swinton (producer) were also in the building to celebrate the highly anticipated second season of these shows.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” returns Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
#havesandhavenots  #toodarnhot

“Love Thy Neighbor” premieres Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.

Photo Credit: Stephen Knight

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