Adam Housley went in on those who criticized his relationship with Mowry after she opened up about racism she experienced on the Internet on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”
*Just because actress and reality star Tamera Mowry has a clean image in the entertainment image, as most former child stars have a barrage of scandals or setbacks, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an edgy side.
The star sat down with BET for an interview to discuss being a co-host of “The Real,” as well as her faith, “hood” tendencies and address those who hate on her marriage. Mowry also opens up about raising a biracial child.
You’re co-hosting The Real, along with Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamar Braxton. You guys are all at very different places in life. What perspective do you bring to the table?
I’m a little bit more of the traditional one at the table. People call me old school. Tamar likes to call me 1950s because I just have a very traditional way of viewing the world and not only that, but I’m very positive so I like to see things from a positive point of view.
From the outside, it can seem like your life is perfect. Do you worry that it could make you seem unrelatable?
I have a lot of challenges in my life. A lot of stresses. The only difference is that I choose to be happy. Am I always happy? No, of course not. I have my moments just like everyone else. Trying to balance work and being a mom can be challenging. I’m just trying to put one foot in front of the other and set my priorities straight and go for it.
It can’t be easy to be positive all the time. What happens when you get really angry?
A lot of people don’t know this about me, but when I’m upset, the hood comes out. People don’t know that about me unless they really know me. My sister will tell you that. I can like, fight. Don’t make me mad because that’s when the hood in me comes out!
Do you have an “anger anthem?”
[Laughs] Yeah, but mine is kind of corny. It’s “Fireworks” by Katy Perry.
One thing I know has gotten a rise out of you is people slamming your marriage [to Fox News correspondent Adam Housley]. Are you surprised that you still get racial comments in 2013?
At first I was shocked, and I took it personally, but there are other interracial couples who receive it as well so I know it’s not just us. And it’s not my issue, it’s theirs. If they can’t get over it, and it’s 2013, that’s not my problem.
Read more of the interview at BET.com!
*“The Real” has a promising future!
It’s like Wendy Williams times five; you think it, they say it!
Plus, they gave away a $1400 Louis Vuitton bag filled with goodies, impressive way to start a season.
Our associate LaCora Stephens was there to witness the Mouth Almighty, Tamar Braxton, who actually was a bit toned down, perhaps “premiere jitters.”
But please note she looked great. Her post baby body is awesome. She claimed several spanxs were the secret. Check it out:
Nonetheless, the chemistry amongst all the women on “The Real” was, well … real! Surprisingly, Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon and fashion expert Jeannie Mai gave great energy and witty one-liners and twerked it for all of America! Tamera Mowry was just as sweet and mild-mannered as usual, but surprised us all with her twerking abilities! Watch:
But the nucleus of this table talk show was Ms. Loni Love. She kept everyone in the audience laughing with her candid and unique perspective! When the ladies talked baby names the dialogue went like this:
Tamera: Do you believe in “hood names,” though?
Loni: We call them “Hood Names” because they wanted something different and unique so they’d put European name and then an –Isha at the end. Those are what we like to call “hood names” and there are a lot of celebrities now they’re going back to just the regular names. Mel B. she had her baby and she names her baby Madison….But then we have the other side. You know, a little high brow. We have Jay-Z and Beyonce named their baby Blue Ivy.
Tamar: I love that name….
Loni: That sounds like they were smoking some Blue Ivy.
To hear advice given to Kanye West by rapper The Game, watch:
“The Real” premieres today, Monday, July 15 on select Fox-owned stations. Tune in on:
• New York WNYW FOX5 at 12:00pm
• Los Angeles KTTV FOX11 at 1:00pm
• Washington D.C. WTTG FOX5 at 11:00am
• Philadelphia WTXF FOX29 at 11:00am
• Phoenix KSAZ FOX10 at 1:00pm
• Houston KRIV FOX26 at 1:00pm
• Tampa WTVT FOX13 at 1:00pm
*Before she tied the knot, Tamera Mowry was a Hollywood heartbreaker.
The actress and reality star opened up recently about her past relationship with “Family Guy” creator and this year’s Oscars host Seth MacFarlane. “He likes Black girls and I’m the reason why,” Mowry says in HipHollywood.com’s exclusive clip of her new talk show “The Real.”
But that relationship along with any other is a thing of the past for Tamera. She is now happily married to news correspondent Adam Housley and mother to their son Aden.
Mowry has signed on as one of the five hosts of the new chat series, the aims to mirror “The View” while targeting a younger audience. BET Awards nominee Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and style maven Jeannie Mai join her to make for an interest round-table discussion of candid girl talk and keeping it “real.”
The series premieres on July 15 in select markets.
A teaser of the new show has hit the net, and it shows the girls sharing fun tidbits including talk of Tamera’s past randeva with Seth adding, “Once you go black you never go back!”
Check it out now:
*Fox TV will engage in the trail run of a new syndicated Summer talk show starring actress-singer Tamera Mowry (“Tia & Tamera”), singer Tamar Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”), singer-actress Adrienne Bailon (“The Cheetah Girls”), TV personality Jeannie Mai (“How Do I Look?”) and comedian Loni Love.
The show, produced by Telepictures, is eyeing a July 8 launch. Titled “The Real,” the talker is said to be inspired by “The View” (ABC) and “The Talk” (CBS), but with a younger and entirely ethnic panel (all five hosts are under 40).
Specific markets (cities) and time periods were not available as of this posting, out but Telepictures, the show’s producers, is looking at a launch date of July 8.
We presume Tamar will have had her baby by then
With “The Real,” Telepictures is hoping to mimic the success of another their other syndicated talk show, “Bethenny,” which had a favorable summer run on Fox stations in 2012 before getting a nationwide launch this fall.
For the Fox stations, this is the second talk show that is being given a trial run this summer, along with Twentieth’s “Kris,” hosted by Kris Jenner, which premieres July 15.
It’s not easy for most women to just bounce back, but Tia she found strength in Hillary’s journey.
“I remember when I had my baby. I was looking at everybody like ‘Damn, how are they on the beach after two months in a bikini? What the hell are they doing?’” the 34-year-old actress told Us Magazine. “I went to my OB because I thought something was wrong with me, because that’s all I would see! And she said, ‘No, honey, that’s fine.’”
It seemed all the women in the industry was having babies and apparently bouncing back like teenagers after a bad weekend of eating. But when Hilary Duff publicized her struggle with losing the baby fat, Tia found a new hero.
New mom and twin sister Tamera is also finding her way into her new body.
“At first you’re shocked. You’re like, ‘My body’s completely different.’ Your boobs are in your face, you have stretch marks, you have curves that you never had before…. My husband said, ‘Happy girls are pretty girls,’ and he keeps telling me that. Enjoy the phase that you’re in. I’m enjoying it!”