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
- 3 bottles champagne
- 2 cup orange juice
- 5 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup blackcurrant liqueur
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
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!
See below for how you can recreate Towanda’s casual look!
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 ½ oz. tequila
- ¾ oz. blue curaçao
- ½ oz. pineapple juice
- A splash of lemon-lime soda
- Lime juice
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
- 2 – 3 oz. cinnamon-flavored whiskey
- ½ oz. maple syrup
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- 2 orange peels
- Orange slice and cinnamon stick, for garnish
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!
Here’s an alternative outfit you can recreate for a night out!
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
- 1.5 oz. vodka
- 1.5 oz. club soda
- 1.5 oz. cranberry juice
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!
Braxton Family Values is back and WE need to celebrate! Ever since the family healing retreat, the sisters have been working hard to move forward as a family, and WE are here to take this journey with them. Meanwhile, down in Miami, the Hustle & Soul crew return hotter than ever! With Chef Lawrence and Ana running the Pink Teacup Villa, and Thandi and the twins keeping the Brooklyn restaurant afloat, WE are sure this work fam will stir up some drama one way or another! To celebrate these new beginnings, join us as WE cheers with “New Be-gin-nings,” a gin cocktail with a cucumber twist!
Recipe: New Be-gin-nings
- 3 cucumber slices, plus more for garnish
- 12 rosemary leaves
- 2 oz. gin
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
Muddle cucumber and rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, then add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Float thin cucumber slice on top of drink and serve.
Enjoy a glass of “New Be-gin-nings” while watching the season premieres of Braxton Family Values (9|8c) and Hustle & Soul (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV and #HustleAndSoul on Instagram and Snapchat!
On tonight’s all-new episode of Bridezillas, our brides are getting messy! Shannon (a.k.a CelebZilla) has a little too much drink at her bachelorette party, resulting in her fiancé crashing the fun. Meanwhile, the clash of the cousins continues with Clara’s wedding right around the corner. Clara has made it clear she doesn’t want to see her cousin, but an unexpected visit from Dani results in an epic meltdown. WE think you’ll need a drink in hand while watching tonight’s episode. This “Berry Intense” cocktail should do the trick!
Recipe: Berry Intense
- 2 strawberries, for drink and garnish
- ¾ oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
- 3 oz. Champagne
In a cocktail shaker, muddle one strawberry and the lemon juice. Add the elderflower liqueur and shake well. Strain into a mason jar filled with ice and top with Champagne. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
Enjoy a “Berry Intense” cocktail while watching an all-new episode of Bridezillas (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #Bridezillas on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat!
WE hope this week’s Hip Hop Happy Hour will keep your spirits high! Before Braxton Family Values makes its television return, WE are counting down the top 20 most outrageous moments from the show’s history. On Waka & Tammy Tie the Knot, the big day has arrived — and so has the drama! The arrival of one wedding guest has members of the family upset. Meanwhile, Waka still can’t make up his mind on if he’s ready to recommit to Tammy. It seems everyone could benefit from a “You Keep Me A-Float,” an adult twist on the classic ice cream drink!
Recipe: You Keep Me A-Float
- 2 oz. white rum
- 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Directions: Add the rum and ice cream into a milkshake glass. Top off with cola and serve with a fun straw and long spoon.
Enjoy a “You Keep Me A-Float” while watching Braxton Family Values: Top 20 Outrageous Moments (9|8c) and Waka & Tammy Tie the Knot (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #BFV and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat!
True love isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Just ask Waka Flocka Flame and Tammy Rivera.
The couple put their relationship on full display during this season of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, enduring challenges that tested their trust, devotion, and love for one another. They successfully came out on the other side and are set to renew their vows on Waka & Tammy Tie the Knot, airing Thursday at 10|9c.
But, if you let the couple tell it, these past few years have been one hell of a test.
In a recent interview with the New York Post, Waka and Tammy got candid about a rough patch that almost cost them their relationship. The couple separated for six months in 2016 after Tammy learned of Waka’s infidelity.
“He could’ve got somebody pregnant,” she said. “You don’t know what could happen when you cheat. But it’s a part of growth and thank God it didn’t happen to us.”
Waka admitted he was wrong in his actions, but said he has since matured into the man he is today.
“Cheating is wrong, but you can’t compare me to somebody who is a habitual cheater and having babies,” he said. “I have grown from that. I needed to be separated [from Tammy] because I just needed to slow down. I always knew Tammy was the one. I just wanted to know how long I could have fun.”
Waka and Tammy have now been married for five years and are focused on raising Charlie, Tammy’s 13-year-old daughter. The couple said they intend on having children in the future.
“We are just doing us.” Waka said. “Our strength is our unity and I want us to be an example of, ‘Anything can happen if you really are looking for love.'”