T Tara On Demand - BollywoodJanuary 26, 2010


T Tara On Demand - Bollywood

T Tara Turk

Back 2 BollywoodFitTV On Demand
 
I know “Slumdog Millionaire” is old news but I was watching Bollywood movies before even knew that song from the movie that never leaves your head. I’m convinced black people and Indians have some kind of rhythm connection. I mean they dance like Michael Jackson (RIP).
 
Back 2 Bollywood is not your average Fit TV mainstreamed out class. This is taught by a real woman in a sari with some women in saris behind her and some guys in tunics. Interesting that we are stretching first and then going into the dancing. I’m a stretch fiend so you don’t hear me complaining. I wish stretching burned calories.
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Movies on Demand Coming Soon This Week PreciousMarch 08, 2010


Movies on Demand Coming Soon This Week Precious

Photo courtesy of Lion's Gate

New Films on VOD for the Week of March 8

 

Precious

Academy Award winner, Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson stars in a breakthrough performance as an overweight, illiterate Harlem teen who is pregnant with her second child and is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.  Precious also won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson, Paula Patton. R / 109 minutes / Available 3/09

 


Michael Jackson’s This Is It

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Bruno Mars Lands On On Music Choice’s On Demand Top 10January 12, 2011


Bruno Mars Lands On On Music Choice’s On Demand  Top 10

Elektra

On Demand Weekly presents SoundWatch, the latest in music entertainment available on demand, one of the most popular VOD categories. Sky McCarthy, will give readers an inside look at what's happening in music on demand.
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What's Hot Now On Music Choice On Demand - Top 10 Music Videos (week ending 12/26/10)

 
#
Artist
Song
1.
Willow Smith (Roc Nation)
“Whip My Hair”
2.
Rihanna (Def Jam)
“What’s My Name?”
3.
Bruno Mars (Elektra)
“Grenade”
4
Keri Helson (Mosley/Interscope)
 “Pretty Girl Rock”
5.
Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money)
“Right Thru Me”
6.
Soulja Boy (ColliPark/Interscope)
“Speakers Going Hammer”
7.
Katy Perry (Capitol)
“Firework”
8.
Eminem feat. Lil Wayne (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
“No Love”
9.
Wiz Khalifa (Rostrum/Atlantic)
“Black and Yellow”
10.
Waka Flocka Flame (Warner Bros.)
“Snake In The Grass”
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Ricky Martin Is Back With Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres TuJanuary 31, 2011


Ricky Martin Is Back With Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu

Sony Music Latin

Every Monday, On Demand Weekly presents SoundWatch, a new weekly column on the latest in music entertainment available on demand, one of the most popular VOD categories. New contributor, Sky McCarthy, will give readers an inside look at what's happening in music on demand.
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This Week: Respect the Old School: Older Artists Still Getting Airtime

 

What's Hot Now On Music Choice On Demand - Top 10 Music Videos (week ending 1/16/11)

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TV One On Demand’s Unsung (VOD Hidden Gem)July 13, 2012


TV One On Demand’s Unsung (VOD Hidden Gem)

Media savant T Tara Turk goes deep inside cable TV to reveal Video On Demand's Hidden Gems so even the busiest of our readers can get the most out of On Demand TV. Tell Tara what VOD shows you think deserves her attention.



 

TV One On Demand’s Unsung (VOD Hidden Gem)

By T. Tara Turk

 

In desperate need of a reality tv palate cleanser after watching “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” debut, I almost did a Soul Train line dance when I found TV One On Demand’s "Unsung" series. Some of my fondest memories as a child were of my parents being excited about the newest Evelyn Champagne King, Luther Vandross or Freddie Jackson record. This was before R&B was completely mainstream and widespread. You were either a MEGAstar like Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson or you were Mikki Howard or The Sylvers. No in between, kids. And no internet really.

The premise of the show is to take those who were lesser known in mainstream arenas (but popular on every city’s KISS FM station) and find out exactly what happened to their careers since they didn’t skyrocket into mega bucks and licensing agreements. Speaking with the artists themselves, family, friends and other industry members, the hour long show starts from beginning to end. I love it because it’s the closest thing we have to the ol VH1’s “Behind The Music” - not the scripted catfight, side chick, name calling shenanigans we’re forced to endure now.

The episodes I watched were David Ruffin (of the Temptations), Full Force (don’t pretend like you don’t remember these shrunken jherri-curled body builders and their striptease dancers) and Freddie Jackson. The Ruffin episode was particularly heartbreaking (if you’ve seen Robert Townsend’s THE FIVE HEARTBEATS then you know most of the story) as Ruffin was a talented member of The Temptations, battling insane demons, addictions and low self - esteem (note to future megastars: Do not surround yourself with an entourage to lift your confidence - never works).

Full Force was a pleasure as the group members are still together today and, remarkably, are family members that haven’t killed each other or sold one another out in the tabloids. Theirs is more of the happy story of resilience and talent. Freddie Jackson (one of my mother’s personal favorites) would be a lesson in business management - don’t just sign whatever they say. Freddie’s first album went gold along with the several that followed but when he fell, he fell hard. 

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