Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dirty Martini - Week in Review

Celeb 411

Lady O (Oprah Winfrey) talks to LL Cool J on the next episode of Oprah's "Next Chapter" which airs this Sunday, January 27th @ 9/8c on OWN.  We promise she is getting all the great interviews lately.  In true Oprah fashion she was able to get LL to open up and talk about his career, marriage, abusive childhood and the night he woke up to find a stranger in his home.  I don't know about you but our DVR's are set and ready to record because this is going to be one candid interview. 

Reality TV Recap

Starter Wives Confidential is the next reality TV dramedy to hit the air from TLC.  These Starter Wives are either the ex-wives or ex-girlfriends of celebrities.  Hmmmm this sounds like Basketball Wives but maybe it's just us.  **Shrugs Shoulders** Cast-mates include: Jose Harris (ex-fiance of Floyd Merriweather), Tashera Simmons (ex-wife of DMX), Cheryl Caruso (ex-wife of Phil Caruso), Monica Joseph-Taylor (ex-wife of Funkmaster Flex), Liza Morales (ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom) and Zakia Baum (ex-girlfriend of Manio).  We are wondering what is the modis operandi....if they are ex's then move on, what kinda of dirt are they hoping to expose?  The drama premieres Tuesday, January 29th @ 9|8c on TLC.

In other reality TV news, Style Network's Big Rich Atlanta  premiered this past Wednesday and your girl, Erika (Cocktail Diva) had a chance to hang out with three of the cast members of the newest installment in reality TV.  Sharlinda Rowe-Parker and her lovely and smart daughter Kahdijiha Rowe along with Sharlinda's twin sister and business partner Sabrina Rowe are showing viewers how you can have it, brains, and money.  Sabrina and Sharlinda are the owners of the suscessful salon Tu La 2 Nails located in the trendy Buckhead area of Atlanta.  This show gives it's viewers an inside look inside the world of an exclusive Georgia country club where some of Georgia's wealthy mothers and daughters will do whatever it takes to be at the top of the local social scene and in control of all of the action.  Well, it was love at first sight for this Diva as I will be setting my DVR to record this great new show every Wednesday at 8|7c on TLC.

You can read more about the premiere of Big Rich Atlanta here...

In the meantime meet Brie...

Style Diva Adventures

This week I had an awesome time chatting it up with Tanesha from Girl With Curves.  You might remember that I met her at the Rock Your Curves event last Fall and our footage never made it past the SD card.  Well as luck would have it our paths crossed again and I got to talk with her about her blog, what great projects she has going on and her take on good clothing fit for a feature in Curvy Magazine.  Log on to Curvy on Monday 1/28 for our interview.

Cocktail Erika’s Cocktail of the Week

Skinny Sangria


4 apples
3 oranges
2 lemons
1 lime
1 lb red grapes, halved
3 bottles of light to medium-bodied wine
1 can diet lemon-lime soda
1 can club soda

Mixing Instructions

Put all of the ingredients in a large pitcher, stir well and serve in a fabulous glass filled with ice.  This recipe makes about 16 servings and each serving has only 173 calories! 

Did you catch our show???

Today's show was all about health and fitness in 2013.  Erika gave us some great tips about keeping the fitness goals on track and our guest Kortne Paige Harris shared her experiences with her personal weight loss journey.  Tune in here for all the greatness:

Listen to internet radio with Cocktails n Convo Divas on Blog Talk Radio

And don’t forget…

Also don't forget to follow our hash-tag #CnC2013NewU on Twitter for updates on all our New Year New You shows!  You can keep up with our crazy everyday life and adventure on Instagram by following us at @cncstyledyva and @cocktail_erika

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