Tensions are rising on this Thirsty Thursday! On Hustle & Soul, Lawrence is getting serious about his relationship with Ana and must consider a prenup before officially tying the knot. Meanwhile on Braxton Family Values, Tamar invites Traci to join her on tour, but angry feelings surface after a careless mix-up. This is the perfect week for “The Dueling Duet Daiquiri,” a classic tropical cocktail with a grapefruit twist!

Recipe: The Dueling Duet Daiquiri

1 Serving

Ingredients:

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy!

Enjoy “The Dueling Duet Daiquiri” while watching Braxton Family Values (9|8c) and Hustle & Soul (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV and #HustleAndSoul on Instagram and Snapchat!

WE know you can’t get enough of Love After Lockup, and lucky for you (and us), more arresting moments are right around the corner!

This summer, the breakout reality series is getting a spin-off titled, Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup, and will continue the stories of five fascinating couples we met in seasons one and two of Love After Lockup.

Focusing on the continuously complicated task of maintaining a relationship on the “outside,” the former inmates will also face the highs and lows of raising children, buying their first homes, meeting parents and abiding by parole restrictions with tempting opportunities looming.

The returning couples will include Clint and Tracie, Marcelino and Brittany, Sarah, Michael…and Megan, Scott and Lizzie, and Andrea and Lamar.

WE. CAN’T. WAIT. Mark your calendars — ‘Life After Lockup’ gets real in June.

Have you ever wanted to recreate the style of your favorite family, but don’t have the superstar budget to do so? WE felt the same way, so WE’ve hunted down fashionable and affordable finds of the Braxtons’ best looks!

Toni brought it with two great looks on last week’s episode of Braxton Family Values. A pair of thick-rimmed, square glasses with a bold, red lip? Perfection. What about the chic, green satin dress she wore while out to eat with her sisters? Stunning! WE can’t get enough of Toni’s effortless style!

Try out this affordable version of the two looks, which can be paired together or worn separately. You decide!

Here’s where to find the dress, the glasses, and the lipstick!

Come back next week to find out which Braxton outfit we will recreate next, and check out more great looks while watching Braxton Family Values (9|8c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV on Instagram and Snapchat!

The #GUHH franchise is expanding to the birthplace of hip hop: New York City!

Following behind the huge success of Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, WE’re bringing a whole new cast of characters to the city that started the genre. The latest installment will follow a tight-knit group of Big Apple ballers who grew up as hip-hop royalty.

The cast will include rapper Ja Rule and his children, Jeff Bruce Atkins Jr. and Brittney Atkins; Murder Inc. mogul Irv Gotti and his children, Angie Pearson and Jonathan “JJ” Wilson Lorenzo; rapper Fat Joe and his son Ryan Cartagena; rapper Charli Baltimore and her daughter DJ Siaani; rapper Young Dirty Bastard, son of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard; Da’Zyna, daughter of Public Enemy star Flavor Flav; and DJ/producer Kid Capri with his daughter Vina Love.

Growing Up Hip Hop veterans Jojo Simmons and Lil Mama will also be joining the cast.

It all goes down this summer! Stay tuned.

WE are getting all in our feels this Thirsty Thursday! On Braxton Family Values, a well-deserved celebration becomes tragic when devastating news shocks all of the sisters. On Hustle & Soul, Cola hears news from Jon Jon that might change the future of their relationship. Meanwhile, Lawrence can’t handle the vision Ana has for The Pink Teacup, which leads to him making a tough choice involving Thandi. It seems like everyone needs a glass of “Sparkling Sad-Gria,” a fruity and bubbly twist on a classic sangria!

Recipe: Sparkling Sad-Gria

6-10 Servings

Ingredients:

Directions: In a large glass jug or pitcher, combine champagne, blackcurrant liqueur, orange juice, and pineapple juice. Add fruit and stir.

Enjoy a glass of “Sparkling Sad-Gria” while watching Braxton Family Values (9|8c) and Hustle and Soul  (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV and #HustleAndSoul on Instagram and Snapchat!

Have you ever wanted to steal the style of your favorite family, but don’t have the superstar budget to do so? WE felt the same, so we’ve decided to find fashionable and affordable takes on some of the Braxtons’ best looks!

While WE know the sisters can pull off some glamorous looks, we also know they can make lounging around look fabulous! For example, Towanda is slaying this cute and comfy jumpsuit!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSnb9KBONa/

See below for how you can recreate Towanda’s casual look!

Here’s where you can get the jumpsuit and Converse High Tops that Towanda is wearing. Or, score a slightly more affordable high top here!

Come back next week to find out which Braxton outfit we will recreate next, and check out more great looks while watching Braxton Family Values, Thursdays at (9|8c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV on Instagram and Snapchat!

This week’s Bridezillas are going red in the face because other women are stealing their thunder! Sparkela, a.k.a DIYZilla, has found out her husband-to-be has invited his ex-wife to the wedding! Meanwhile, Holly, a.k.a JerseyZilla, causes a scene when her ex and sister-wife start a bar brawl no one expected. WE recommend everyone try “Something Blue,” a bright, blue beverage that is sure to calm everyone’s nerves! 

Recipe: Something Blue

1 Serving 

Ingredients:

Directions:

Dip the rim of a martini glass in lime juice and then in sugar, creating a sugar rim. Place the glass in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the remaining ingredients. Shake well and strain into the chilled martini glass.

Enjoy “Something Blue” while watching an all-new episode of Bridezillas (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #Bridezillas on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat!

This Thursday is getting heated! On Braxton Family Values, Tamar is moving on from the past and has a hot new man by her side. WE heard he’s pretty yummy! Meanwhile on Hustle & Soul, a Pink Teacup pool party results in a blowout between Aneka and Cola! Can the crew survive this major falling out? WE can’t wait to find out while sipping on this “Fire & Spice,” a sweet cocktail featuring cinnamon whiskey!

Recipe: Fire & Spice

1-2 Servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange peels and lemon juice together. Add ice, maple syrup, and cinnamon-flavored whiskey. Shake until combined and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add orange slice and cinnamon stick for garnish. 

Enjoy a glass of “Fire & Spice” while watching Braxton Family Values (9|8c) and Hustle & Soul (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV and #HustleAndSoul on Instagram and Snapchat!

 

 

Have you ever wanted to embody the style of your favorite family, but don’t have the superstar budget to do so? WE felt the same, so we’ve decided to find fashionable and affordable takes on some of the Braxton Family’s best looks!

This week’s look is Toni’s elegant red evening dress that she posted on Instagram after she made a fresh start to the new year!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsGpqWHjtZR/

Here’s an alternative outfit you can recreate for a night out!

Here’s where to find the red dress, black gloves, and bracelets!

Come back next week to find out which Braxton outfit we will recreate next, and check out more great looks while watching Braxton Family Values (9|8c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV on Instagram and Snapchat!

These Bridezillas cousins are causing a commotion! Clara’s (a.k.a. MeanGirlZilla) wedding is approaching, and the thought of her cousin Dani attending the wedding is always on her mind. Will Dani ditch the day of Clara’s dreams, or make an appearance no one will forget? Meanwhile, Sparkela (a.k.a. DIYZilla) has a bachelorette party which features a stripper that makes her uncomfortable! WE hope her husband, who is 19 years older than her, doesn’t get too mad! To help them through this week’s episode, it seems everyone will need a “Cranberry Sparkler,” a fizzy spin on the classic vodka-cran.

Recipe: Cranberry Sparkler

1 Serving

Ingredients:

Directions:

Add vodka to a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and a splash of cranberry juice. Add your garnish of choice.

Enjoy a “Cranberry Sparkler” while watching an all-new episode of Bridezillas (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #Bridezillas on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat!