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The story of Princess Charlene of Monaco truly reads like a Hollywood movie.

Her origins were a far cry from the palatial world she now lives in. Born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe, the blonde stunner could never have imagined the life destined for her. Having been born to a mother, who was a former competitive diver, young Charlene to the reigns and began swimming competitively. Her passion took her all the way to the 2000 Olympics where she competed as a member of the South African women’s 4 x 100 m medley.

Princess Charlene of Monaco

After placing fifth in the Olympics, Princess Charlene went on to compete in a slew of other swimming competitions. At one of her competitions she met Prince Albert II. The two began dating in 2001, however, it was not made public until 2006. On July 1, 2011, the couple was married. From then on her new title was Her Serene Highness The Princess Charlene Of Monaco. This new title has brought her international respect. The Princess can now be found at every major event from the Met ball to front row at top shows where she is the guest of honor. These outings are highly anticipated since the princess can always be counted on to show up in the best of the best haute couture.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and husband Prince Albert

Three years into the marriage, Princess Charlene gave birth to twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier. Even though her daughter was born first, it is her son, Jacques, who is first in line for the throne. Not surprising. The Princess, however, has proven that a woman can be a strong figure, even though they are not favored for the throne. She not only uses her name to gain entry into exclusive events, she also dedicates her life to a good cause. She has brought awareness to the inclusion of people with physical and mental disabilities and cites the Special Olympics as something that is close to her heart.

Written by Dominique Bedell

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The story of Princess Charlene of Monaco truly reads like a Hollywood movie.

Her origins were a far cry from the palatial world she now lives in. Born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe, the blonde stunner could never have imagined the life destined for her. Having been born to a mother, who was a former competitive diver, young Charlene to the reigns and began swimming competitively. Her passion took her all the way to the 2000 Olympics where she competed as a member of the South African women’s 4 x 100 m medley.

Princess Charlene of Monaco

After placing fifth in the Olympics, Princess Charlene went on to compete in a slew of other swimming competitions. At one of her competitions she met Prince Albert II. The two began dating in 2001, however, it was not made public until 2006. On July 1, 2011, the couple was married. From then on her new title was Her Serene Highness The Princess Charlene Of Monaco. This new title has brought her international respect. The Princess can now be found at every major event from the Met ball to front row at top shows where she is the guest of honor. These outings are highly anticipated since the princess can always be counted on to show up in the best of the best haute couture.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and husband Prince Albert

Three years into the marriage, Princess Charlene gave birth to twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier. Even though her daughter was born first, it is her son, Jacques, who is first in line for the throne. Not surprising. The Princess, however, has proven that a woman can be a strong figure, even though they are not favored for the throne. She not only uses her name to gain entry into exclusive events, she also dedicates her life to a good cause. She has brought awareness to the inclusion of people with physical and mental disabilities and cites the Special Olympics as something that is close to her heart.

Written by Dominique Bedell

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@artfreak88

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[REVIEW/EVENT RECAP] OWN Gets It Right w/ New Series, “Ambitions,” Starring Robin Givens & Essence Atkins!

Just when we thought OWN had reached its pinnacle with dramatic series, Will Packer delivers a hot, new series in Ambitions!  The series centers on Stephanie Carlisle-Lancaster (Robin Givens), a brilliant attorney, and wife of Atlanta’s mayor, Evan Carlisle (Brian J. White). Stephanie is ambitious, and power hungry, determined to take over her father’s law firm, while being stuck in a loveless, troubled marriage for political clout. However, her world begins to shake with the return or her former lover, Titus Hughes (Kendrick Cross), who has just taken a case representing a large pharmaceutical company responsible for her sister’s death by overdosing. Titus’ wife, Amara (Essence Atkins), a U.S. Attorney, and Stephanie’s former best friend, is determined to save her marriage after an extramarital affair. Worlds collide, and love becomes toxic as The Carlisles, Hughes, and their respective friends and family go to war over power, property, and the very souls!

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Just when we thought OWN had reached its pinnacle with dramatic series, Will Packer delivers a hot, new series in Ambitions!  The series centers on Stephanie Carlisle-Lancaster (Robin Givens), a brilliant attorney, and wife of Atlanta’s mayor, Evan Carlisle (Brian J. White). Stephanie is ambitious, and power hungry, determined to take over her father’s law firm, while being stuck in a loveless, troubled marriage for political clout. However, her world begins to shake with the return or her former lover, Titus Hughes (Kendrick Cross), who has just taken a case representing a large pharmaceutical company responsible for her sister’s death by overdosing. Titus’ wife, Amara (Essence Atkins), a U.S. Attorney, and Stephanie’s former best friend, is determined to save her marriage after an extramarital affair. Worlds collide, and love becomes toxic as The Carlisles, Hughes, and their respective friends and family go to war over power, property, and the very souls!

Ambitions is so riveting and thrilling that we dared not blink an eye. Robin Givens is BACK in a starring role and the ageless beauty is as amazing as ever.! This cast is also chalked full of veteran Black actors and is even inclusive with a lesbian story line. We recently attended the premiere of the series hosted by OWN and it was equally amazing, as the cast, Will Power, and the YBFs (Young, Black, & Fabulous) of Atlanta came out in full force to show their support. Check out a few photos from the amazing event below:

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“Everyone Has Their Truth…” Jordyn Woods Speaks Out Ahead of KUWTK Episode Airing Tristan Thompson Scandal!

The world of reality television is about to heat up as Keeping Up With The Kardashians prepares to air the episode where the KarJenner Clan learns of Tristan Thompson’s scandal involving Jordyn Woods. Jordyn, who has been wildly affected by this ordeal resulting in a strained friendship with Kylie Jenner, and for some time earning Khloe Kardashian’s ire; blaming her for the demise of her relationship with Tristan. Jordyn hopes she will be presented fairly as the episode airs stating, “everyone has their truth.”

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The world of reality television is about to heat up as Keeping Up With The Kardashians prepares to air the episode where the KarJenner Clan learns of Tristan Thompson’s scandal involving Jordyn Woods. Jordyn, who has been wildly affected by this ordeal resulting in a strained friendship with Kylie Jenner, and for some time earning Khloe Kardashian’s ire; blaming her for the demise of her relationship with Tristan. Jordyn hopes she will be presented fairly as the episode airs stating, “everyone has their truth.”

via People

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Jordyn Woods hopes viewers get to see the “real” her in the highly anticipated two-part finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which will address her alleged affair with Tristan Thompson.

“Everyone has their truth and their story, so you just go with it,” Jordyn, 21, said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Monday in response to the explosive trailer. “Everyone has the right to speak their truth,” she added.

When asked about how she thinks she will be portrayed, the model explained, “Hopefully, like myself, and the real me will shine.”

Although the scandal is still very fresh, Jordyn is doing her best to stay focused on her future.

“Life moves on,” Jordyn told ET. “Money doesn’t stop. The world doesn’t stop. And hopefully, everyone is just, you know, going forward.”

As for what’s next for Jordyn, she said she’s “staying busy, staying positive and just working. I don’t think I’ve ever been more busy.”

“I was on Grown-ish,” she revealed to ET. “That comes out next month, and, yeah, hopefully, more stuff is coming soon.”

We know all too well that reality television can make or break a person’s reputation based on their perceived behavior. Jordyn may get the short end of the stick when it comes to how the show deals with it, but the important thing is that Khloe and her family now see Tristan’s true colors and she has moved on. This episode is set to air on June 23rd.

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The Category is “RENEWED SERIES!” FX Renews “Pose” (@PoseOnFox) Early for a Third Season!

Pose, and pose, AND POSE! The news is in and FX has wisely, and surprisingly, renewed the hit series Pose early for a third season! Pose, chronicling the lives and love of a group LGBTQ people of color in the ballroom scene against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the late eighties and early nineties. This series serves as nothing short of groundbreaking as it is the first scripted show on television with a predominantly transgender cast.

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Pose, and pose, AND POSE! The news is in and FX has wisely, and surprisingly, renewed the hit series Pose early for a third season! Pose, chronicling the lives and love of a group LGBTQ people of color in the ballroom scene against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the late eighties and early nineties. This series serves as nothing short of groundbreaking as it is the first scripted show on television with a predominantly transgender cast.

via Deadline

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Indya Moore as “Angel” in FX’s “Pose”

On the heels of its Season 2 premiere, FX has given an early third season renewal to its groundbreaking drama series Pose, from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

The June 11 season two premiere of Pose was the series’ most watched episode, drawing 1.2 million total viewers and 572,00 adults 18-49, generating series high ratings in viewers, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key women demos. The season two premiere telecast outperformed the series premiere episode by +10% in A18-49 and +7% in total viewers. In all, the premiere telecast, two encores and streaming have delivered 1.8 million total viewers in the first five days. Pose joins American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Nip/Tuck and The Shield as FX drama series that outperformed their series premiere telecast.

“Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” said John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”

We are extremely happy another season of Pose is on the way. We love this show and the amazing stories it is telling about marginalized people who managed to create a subculture that survived during the darkest of times. Kudos to the executives over at FX!

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