Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, Debuts Cover for Her New Book ‘Checking In!’

'Checking In' is Available for Pre-Ordering Now!

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As I shared with you last month, Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, will be releasing her first book entitled Checking In (Nelson Books),  an account of her journey with mental health and wellness, on May 25, 2021!

Well, now she is debuting the cover for her new book! Check out her announcement below:

Below is the official description of Checking In from Amazon:

Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health–especially her own.

As a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral, she checked herself into a treatment facility. There she found the help she needed to live out the incredible story God was writing for her life.

In her first book, Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of “checking in” with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.

Well, I’m one of those “nosey folk” that she speaks of so I will be getting my copy of Checking In! LOL! What about you?

Any thoughts?

The Oprah Winfrey Network Gives First Look at New Show “Behind Every Man” Featuring Kirk Franklin, His Wife Tammy Franklin & More…

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The relationship of gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy will be front and center on a new OWN series Behind Every Man

According to Billboard magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Network is taking the phrase “behind every great man is a great woman” to the small screen.

The network unveiled a first look at its heartfelt new series Behind Every Man, which spotlights the strong Black women behind famous men and the passions, struggles and sacrifices the’ve made to support the men they love.

The Carlos King, Jonathan Fountain and Courtney Parker-produced series will kick off on Nov. 7, with Usher‘s mom Jonnetta Patton, his first manager. On Nov. 14, Tammy Franklin will discuss her life-story and her support for husband Kirk Franklin on his road to stardom. The following week, Crystal Smith will talk about her life with husband Ne-Yo, and on Nov. 28, Claudinette Jean will show how she supported husband Wyclef Jean. The series wraps up on Dec. 5, DJ Envy’s wife Gia Casey navigates the adversaries during their nearly 20 years together.

See the trailer below:

Will you watch? I will…

Any thoughts?

Watch UGA Alum Omari Hardwick on TV One’s ‘UNCENSORED’ Tonight at 10/9c!

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I always like to support my fellow University of Georgia alum when I can! Go Dawgs!

TV One’s edgy docu-series UNCENSORED, which explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities, highlights actor Omari Hardwick, who went to UGA with me, on the season finale this Sunday, October 18 at 10 P.M. ET/9C followed by an encore presentation at 11 P.M. ET/10C! The episode will re-air on Wednesday, October 21 at 10 PM/9C. On this episode of UNCENSORED, Omari reflects on his past as a struggling actor, the help he received from veteran actor Denzel Washington, and the audition that changed his life and set him on the path to even larger roles.

Omari Hardwick was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Joyce and Clifford Hardwick III, an attorney. Growing up in Decatur, Georgia, Hardwick wrote poetry on a regular basis and participated in many sports. Omari excelled in sports, which eventually led him to a football scholarship for University of Georgia. Even though he was a star on the field, Hardwick minored in theater and focused on poetry. After graduation, Hardwick initially pursued a career in football, hoping to join the San Diego Chargers. He declared himself for the NFL Draft where he was not selected and returned to acting. As a struggling actor, Hardwick did odd jobs in order to pay for acting classes. After being unsuccessful, he started living in his car and he finally got his break in the 2004 TV movie Sucker Free City. Hardwick is best known for his role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick on the Starz hit drama Power.

Check out a couple of trailers below:

Omari on How Denzel and Pauletta Washington Embraced Him…

How Omari Hardwick got the Last Laugh After Being Rejected for a Role Because he was Too Attractive…

The auto-biographical series UNCENSORED delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they faced and how they’ve navigated the perils of social media that helped – and sometimes haunted – their careers.This season also includes five bonus episodes including UNCENSORED: Black Girl Magic, UNCENSORED: Scandals, UNCENSORED: Hip-Hop, UNCENSORED. Black Hollywood and UNCENSORED: Big Break. Each week viewers get a glimpse into the lives of high-profile celebrities as they reveal their stories — in their own words.

“We’re excited for the return and talent line-up for this season of Uncensored, which is one of the network’s top-rated series,” said Executive Producer in Charge of Production Jason Ryan. “Viewers will get to experience the intimate revelations of some of their favorite celebrities.”

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer) Paul Hall (Showrunner), and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

For more information on UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversations by connecting via social media on TV One’s TwitterInstagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UNCENSORED Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

Any thoughts?