Tamar Braxton

Songs, Movies & Moments: July 2021

Tamar Braxton
Tamar Braxton

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

On the heels of Meghan McCain’s exit from The View after four years, former reality-TV star and singer Tamar Braxton (Braxton Family Values) is reportedly open to the idea of replacing McCain on the popular daytime tv show.

It’s tempting to laugh, but the concept isn’t far-fetched. Remember, Braxton was a co-host of the Fox daytime talk show The Real for three seasons before exiting after her third season.

In light of her exit from The Real, Braxton alleged that her former co-hosts, comedienne Loni Love in particular, played a part in her termination. Later, Braxton apologized and alleged that WeTV was behind it, and admitted that being fired from the show and the embarrassing aftermath sent her into a downward spiral.

“The first time I knew that things weren’t normal is when everything went down with The Real, I was in my bedroom, it was completely dark,” Braxton shared with Taraji P. Henson in a sit-down interview on Henson’s Facebook talk show earlier this year. ‘You don’t shower, you don’t eat, and you don’t know what day of the with it is or the time, and you don’t care.”

While there is no official list of candidates to replace McCain yet, it would be interesting to see how Braxton would be received as a potential replacement.

Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in Lovecraft Country.
Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in Lovecraft Country.

‘What If” is a phrase laced with the duality of hope and pain. In the case of Lovecraft Country, “what if” is the latter.

Despite its high ratings and acclaim, HBO announced recently its decision not to order a second season of the series. In the aftermath of the announcement, show creator Misha Green took to Twitter to share her plans for what would have been season two. In her Twitter post, Green showcased a map of “The Sovereign States Of America.”

According to Green, Season 2 of Lovecraft Country begins in a new world, and that new world is a country that sits where the United States used to be. In the map that Green tweeted, “The Sovereign States of America” is divided into four different geographical zones: the New Negro Republic, the Jefferson Commonwealth, the Whitelands, and the Tribal Nations of the West.

In a follow-up tweet, Green described “The Whitelands” and what they would have looked like.

“The Whitelands is a territory that is completely overrun by zombies—most of them of the slower variety but with pockets of fast-moving zombies too,” she stated. “One price of ‘The Origin’ spell was the creation of a zombie population. Years into the epidemic, a joint effort was undertaken to corral the zombies into one location in the center of America. The Whitelands now function as a dangerous border between the South, West, and Northern Territories.”

The first season of Lovecraft Country was conceived as a single story, and Green was onboard to do a second season. All the cast members had cleared time in their schedules and were under the impression a second season was a foregone conclusion.

Wumni Mosaku
Wumni Mosaku

In additional Lovecraft Country news, one of the series stars will return to HBO in a new show.

According to Deadline, Wumni Mosaku landed a role on a forthcoming miniseries titled We Own This City.
The six-hour limited series will chronicle the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. It will also highlight the corruption and moral collapse in the city, which involved the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrests.

Mosaku will play an attorney assigned to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The division was formed to investigate policing practices in Baltimore prior to the Gun Trace Task Force criminal investigation. Mosaku’s character’s work “centers on the systemic reasons police corruption and bad behavior are excused by Baltimore City prosecutors.

Executive produced by The Wire’s David Simon and George Pelecanos, production of We Own The City is set to begin this month.

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