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Fox’s Star Returns!!

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Fox’s new musical, drama series, “Star,” returns. On the second episode, this week brings another pair of real stars in guest spots: Naomi Campbell and Tyrese Gibson as a pastor.

This week is the girls need to record a demo to enter a contest and if they win the contest, they’ll get to perform in a music festival coming to Atlanta.

But to record the demo it, they need money, and the deadline is in two days. Once Star finds out who Alexandra’s father is, she feels betrayed and bamboozled. Alexandra should have informed them that her rock star dad was Roland Grant but she wants to make it on her own and not because she is the daughter of a famous musician.

Alexandra and Derek are definitely getting their freak on together. Alexandra tells Derek she ran away from her father and “a really bad situation,” and her mother’s dead. Derek’s mom is dead, too and so is his dad, a cop shot in the line of duty. They bond over having dead moms and he tells her she’s going to make him fall in love with her.

In the salon, Star tells Carlotta to work out whatever issue she has with Jahil, Carlotta doesn’t trust him and she is afraid of what he may do to the girls. Simone is the only person in the group who has real issues and is worried people will see them if they win the contest. She is causing these issues herself and she is swallowing pills and liquor at the same damn time. That is a no no, but she will soon realize that liquor and prescription pills don’t mix. Simone is just concerned her rapist foster father will come find her; she can feel he’s not dead.

Jahil is in his apartment doing lines of coke and complaining to his mother on the phone that $200,000 of his money has gone missing. Carlotta knocks at the door and he says, “Look, I’m in the middle of something.” Carlotta punches him square in the face and says, “Now is good!”

This is why you hire A-listers! She yells at him for letting the girls perform at his godson’s party, but he argues he has a “gut feeling” about them.

These two have a lot of history, somebody needs to tell these girls the truth about them and their mother. The show is okay, I love the music but it isn’t Empire. Carlotta says she’ll tell them how he got their mother Mary hooked on drugs, and Jahil counters and reminds her she had Star and Simone and lost them.

While Alexandra is dancing in the salon, her rich famous parents catch her dead in the act on the floor and demand she goes home with them. She refuses, her passion is music and she knows they have a group that can go all the way. Alexandra’s mother is an alcoholic and Alexandra has been taking care of her since she was a little girl and she is done.

When everyone in the shop, as well as Carlotta, Star and Simone learn that Roland Grant is Alexandra’s father, they all feel betrayed and so does Derek. He opened up to her and now he finds out she is a liar, he also felt betrayed.

Star tried to seduce Roland in his hotel, she was soaking in a bubble bath when his wife walks in and she was livid. She tells Star to get out of the tub immediately and she is so angry with her husband because she believes her had sex with a minor. He claims he didn’t but he is naked and Star is taking a bubble bath, yea okay.

Simone gets a chance to sing at the church and she has some vocals but she collapses after her song due to the liquor and the drugs. They rush her to the hospital and we pray all is good.

Alexandra threatened to leave the group because Star tried to sleep with her father for a record deal. When Alexandra finds out, she is more than angry and decides to quit the group. Needless to say, she didn’t leave she would rather deal with Star, Simone and Carlotta rather than her mother.

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Queen Sugar Finale

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Queen Sugar Finale aired and it left us with a lot of questions and that’s the way a show should end. One of the best drama series on tv right now, hate the season ended but it gives us a reason to get ready for next season!!

Nova is sitting with her reporter friend at the farmhouse while her friend interviews one of the farmers that works at the farm. Darla shows up; she wants to get some of her things from inside the house, but Nova isn’t having it, she already doesn’t trust Darla, and can’t understand why she never told anyone the truth about Blue, and why she would tell now? Darla held on to this secret for 7 years. Darla tries to explains her lies, she chose what she thought was best for Blue, but Nova tells her; she chose lies, not what was best.

Charley is so mad at the Landry’s, they are affecting her mill and her money, she confronts Jacob Boudreaux, who admits he has been worried about Charley’s next game plan. He admits to spreading rumors about her farm. He wants Charley, he is intrigued by her, he begins to flirt with her and she is just playing a game.

Another farmer lets Ralph Angel know they can’t work with the Queen Sugar mill anymore; they’re nervous about all the rumors. At the mill, Charley is on the phone trying to save her mill but the owners are worried about the rumors and the machinery at the mill isn’t working properly, but those are lies coming from the Landry’s.

Hollywood receives a phone call from the lawyer from the rig lawsuit, who tells him that the company settled for triple the amount they originally thought they would. Hollywood screams to V that they are now rich. Hollywood is the type of person who will share his money with the world.

Ralph Angel confronts Darla about her lies and she tells him she couldn’t remember who she slept with at that time and she did what she thought was best for Blue. Ralph Angel tells Darla they are over, he can’t trust her at all but he will always be Blue’s father. He then picks Blue up from Aunt V, Blue was sleep but he woke up once he saw his face and asked his pop where has he been? Ralph Angel explained to him it was harvest time and he told Blue how he got his name.

I love the relationship Ralph Angel and Blue have, he loves his pop, to take him away would break Ralph Angel’s heart and tear Blue up.

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Empire Recap

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Empire has returned and I am so happy, this episode didn’t disappoint but the last few were a disappointment. So how does Lucious go from not remembering his past and not walking to walking and remembering more of his past every day? I am so confused but this episode was definitely entertaining.

Hakeem and Anika are in family court fighting each other for full custody of baby Bella. I must say, Hakeem stepped up to the plate to be the best father he could be and now he’s fighting Anika for his daughter. The morning of the hearing, of course Hakeem has his family in court with him as well as Tiana.

The courtroom is full of vultures, who will do whatever it takes to get the next story to sell, they have cameras and picket signs in the court room. This female judge wasn’t playing with anybody and she seems like a tough judge. I didn’t know Angelo was an attorney, I thought his cousin was the attorney but I guess not because he is Anika’s attorney and everyone knows that he is only trying to get back at Cookie for humiliating him. Angelo gives his opening argument, the judge sends best wishes to his mother.

Angelo goes all the way in on the Lyons and praises Anika when he doesn’t even know her. Does the judge know that Anika killed her future son in laws baby by pushing her off the balcony? Anika is very sneaky, she always has a trick bag with her and this makes no difference. While Angelo praises Anika, he doesn’t praise Hakeem, he talked about his drug and sex parties. Angelo calls The Lyons criminals and thugs, he says they are not in a position to have baby Bella with them at all. Anika did do time, her skeletons came out in court and she was still able to get full custody of her daughter.

Hakeem is definitely worried about his baby, Angelo calls Cookie to the stand, and prison comes up. Cookie is smart, her street smartness gives her game, she knew how to handle herself in court. She talks about Hakeem and how he’s a wonderful father to his daughter, the kind of parent she wanted to be but couldn’t. Angelo brings up the fight between Anika and Cookie, calling Cookie violent but never saying anything bad about Anika. At one point in her life Anika was going to kill herself and she asked Cookie to take care of Bella. All of a sudden whack a$$ Angelo brings up that Cookie had thugs beat him up.

Lucious is back, the real Lucious but I’m still not convinced that he ever lost his memory, I believe he was just playing his part. Lucious decides he wants to testify and he gets that chance, when Angelo asks Lucious about his past as “the scariest man in music,” Lucious claims he can’t remember due to his memory loss. Lucious loves Bella and all the memories she’s given him, because of Bella, he wants to try and change his ways for the best!

Hakeem, decides to fire his lawyer and speak for himself, he really didn’t have a legitimate reason as to why he fired him but he did and that was that. He gets Anika on the stand asking personal questions about Bella. Then Hakeem reminds her that his door was always open; he wanted her to get to know Bella, but she had to file this custody suit on him.

Mrs. DuBois has returned just in time to throw Hakeem under the bus, she gets on the stand and talks about how she finds Hakeem a very pleasant young man, which she knows because he’s spent every Tuesday afternoon with her for the past five months. The look on Cookie’s face was priceless. Mrs. Dubois also videotaped their meetings, he betrayed his family when he says terrible, damning things about every single member of his family: Jamal has his pills, Andre has his illness, he also says Andre’s baby dying was “probably for the best”, Hakeem wishes Cookie was still in jail, and Lucious is a monster.

Of course the judge rules and gives Anika full custody of baby Bella. Hakeem is devastated, the entire Lyon family is hurting for Hakeem and Bella.

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