GAL APPROVED! Take A “Vacation.” Miss D Is Back Tonight!By The DivaGals | July 31, 2015 | Gal Approved
WATCH. There’s another Miss D. back on TV tonight! Dianna “Miss D” Williams returns with The Dancing Dolls for the summer season of Bring It. Not only is she building a new team with a new captain, she tells us Divas there are definitely new coaches and a lot of new drama. “The coaches are characters, that’s the nice way to put it,” Miss D says. “They always have something to say and it seems like everybody just wants a piece of me.” Miss D declares that “the teams we’re battling this season are really good and very different and interesting,” so she’s getting the girls battle-ready to come out on top this time. And not just in their hometown. “We are going into different places this season like Mobile, Ala.” And where would she like to go next? “We haven’t made it out West or up North; we’re looking to do that pretty soon.” Miss D, the world is ready for you! Bring It, the summer season, begins tonight, Friday July 31 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
SEE. The DivaGals were pretty surprised to get an invitation to a private screening of Vacation from Vibe magazine. After all, are Vibe readers really the audience for this reboot of the classic crazy family road trip tale circa 1983? Well, after viewing the movie, we can definitely say, “hells yeah!” — funny comes in all colors. Rusty Griswold (played by Ed Helms) is all grown up and married with two sons of his own. He decides, in the tradition of his father, to change up the family’s regular summer excursion and take them cross country to go to Walley World. Needless to say, nothing goes quite right. There are a lot of potty jokes, which we surprisingly didn’t mind. And the cameos are fabulous, from comedian extraordinaire Keegan-Michael Key and funny actress Regina Hall to White Boys We Dig Chris Hemsworth and Ron Livingston. And it wouldn’t be a true Vacation without the original Griswalds: Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. If you need your own fun, silly gross “vacation” for two hours, go check out this new film. Now playing in theaters.
WATCH TOO. Academy Award-nominated director of Selma Ava Duvernay isnΓÇÖt the only sistah rousing up conversation on the history of criminal justice in America. With waves of police brutality cases flooding the news lately, itΓÇÖs time we as women spoke up about the life of crime and fast money that too often robs us of our men. At the premiere viewing for The Indictment, hosted by Hip Hop Weekly, we learned about the gritty new drama web series based on the true life of Niccol, a woman in love, who will take a bullet or whatever else to prove the innocence of her man, whoΓÇÖs been wrongfully framed for a crime he didnΓÇÖt commit. Are you a ride-or-die chick? How far will you go for the person you love? Watch The Indictment every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on YouTube.
MOTHER. We hear that celebrity stylist June Ambrose attended Camp Divalysscious with her family this past Saturday. The designer and author of the book Effortless Style got to play her most favorite role, that of mother. The stylist is known for bringing her children along to fashion shows and other events, but this weekend it was all about the kids as she attended camp with her two children and enjoyed a day of arts and crafts, dancing and more at the camp. Held in the Hamptons, the QVC sponsored event offered a full afternoon of rides, games, arts and crafts, balloon artistry, magic shows and face painting. Part of “Super Saturday,” it was organized in order to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
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