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TLC’s Chilli has VH1 reality show coming

CREDIT: Ben Evans

CREDIT: Ben Evans

The Atlanta reality shows just keep on comin’ on. Keyshia Cole. Frankie & Neffie. Tiny and Toya. T.I.. That thing called “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Now it’s TLC’s Chilli. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, one third of TLC, is working with VH1 on a reality show, according to Broadcasting and Cable.

The Chilli Project (working title) will feature the former TLC star searching for love with the help of relationship expert Tionna Smalls. The network has ordered eight half hour episodes of the program, which is from FremantleMedia North America.

Atlanta-based Chilli, 38, has done reality before with a 2005 UPN show called “R U The Girl,” which was kind of a bogus search for a “replacement” for Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Really, the winner O’so Krispie only got to sing with them on one song and do one concert with them, hardly a “replacement.” (See the YouTube video at the bottom of this entry.)

Launch date has not set. I don’t even think taping has started.

Her post-TLC career has been relatively low key. It seems like a solo album is always imminent but never quite coming out. She did date Usher for three years.

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And here’s a clip from that UPN show:

32 comments Add your comment

SummerG

June 29th, 2009
5:08 pm

Honestly, I think it is a shame that people result to reality tv just to stay afloat either financially or just to keep one’s name out on the forefront of the celebrity world. Sad!

Jodi

June 29th, 2009
5:15 pm

She just mad that Usher didnt marry her

Graycap23

June 29th, 2009
5:21 pm

How hard can she be looking 4 love? I’m right down the street.

Dat Dude!!

June 29th, 2009
5:27 pm

If she is looking for love, How do I get down??? She is still really, really fine and I would be happy to get a rose or get a glass of Champange of what ever she is giving to the guys she is keeping around!!!

soatpeace

June 29th, 2009
5:28 pm

Stop hating. You would do a reality show as well if money was waved in your face. I know I would. Just represent the ‘A’ well Chilli…i ain’t mad @ ya!!!

kj

June 29th, 2009
5:39 pm

please no more, no more. sad way to make money.why we cant see a reality show on black doctors.

Honeydew

June 29th, 2009
5:40 pm

reply to jodi: how does Chili in a reality show have anything to do with Usher? The article says she is “searching for love”, not, ” mad at Usher”. Besides, he may be looking for HER since he will be a divorced man soon.

A Realist

June 29th, 2009
5:49 pm

Seems to me that she is the lucky one in that she and Usher did not get married. He obviously seems to have an issue with the word “commitment”.

If people are stupid enough to watch these on-going reality shows, then why not laugh all the way to the bank if you’re an entertainer/performer as long as it doesn’t make you look as foolish and ignorant as the women on Housewives of Atlanta, I Love NY, Flavor Flave, etc. Those shows are even a step below Jerry Springer.

Death of Reality TV

June 29th, 2009
5:49 pm

Enough ALREADY! Another pointless reality show. I didn’t think it could go below Tiny & Toya. (WHY!?)
Remember the days when reality shows used to be meaningful?

Chesters Maker

June 29th, 2009
6:09 pm

Hell, I give her some sweeeeeeeeet lovin…

Aulesia

June 29th, 2009
6:13 pm

To Jodi, how is she mad that Usher didnt marry her..she DUMPED USHER okay for cheating…she is a very beautiful talented,loving person. She just have to realize that there arent a lot of men in the A.T.L…most of them are on the downlow, gay, bi-sexual, broke or in jail. Hopefully, she will search all over and not just here in Atlanta….

Me

June 29th, 2009
6:14 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! WHO CARES, THERE’S SO MUCH MORE GOING ON IN THE WORLD!!!

Me

June 29th, 2009
6:16 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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WHO CARES THERE’S SO MUCH MORE GOING ON IN THE WORLD!!!

Sean Michael

June 29th, 2009
6:29 pm

To Aulesia: WoW!!!, sounds like someone has a problem finding a good man. My number is 770-555-1212.

Bob

June 29th, 2009
6:45 pm

Still making Atlanta look so hood! Why do you think convention bookings are down? Can’t wait to get out of this city. It has really gone downhill!!!

derewood

June 29th, 2009
7:22 pm

there are 2 things wrong with you crazy people 1.you have no life at all if that is all you do is watch this silly meaningless reality junk or 2. you all are just plain stupid.And you people wonder why us black folks get treated like we do on tv and in music because you crazy fools feed into this mindless junk!!!!

chocolare

June 29th, 2009
7:28 pm

You go girl!

tweety

June 29th, 2009
7:30 pm

reality show sure but not in her looking for love —-you are not desperate Chilli!!!

Anthony Williams

June 29th, 2009
7:31 pm

So sad that the women have to go through this. Ladies, I promise you there are still some good brothers out here, even in Atlanta. Start being realistic and get out of that fantasy world.

Chell

June 29th, 2009
8:27 pm

OMG, enough already., Jez, these people just need to quit grasping and just move on with their lives.

John

June 29th, 2009
9:14 pm

If you are looking for a good man…. She needs to speak to some of the guys that went to Northside, North Fulton, Douglass or Mays.

Atl Resident

June 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

Chilli is cool person, but this reality show about her finding love, just ask for Usher back he is about to be single again.

Atl Resident

June 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

Auleshia, don’t put the down most of brothers for down-low or any of that B.S. cause women do same B.S. in Atl and can be the worst. Sounds like you just need to look better or stop looking in wrong B.S. places.

Big Boom from NY

June 30th, 2009
4:00 pm

I cant see where this show can be any worse then the ATL babymama’s( non of them are married as far as I know, so they aint wives). Better yet, this new piece of garbage BET is putting out. Tinky&Goya(tiny&toya), Who are these chicks, and why would anyone want to follow them around with a camera. We black people are the only ones that make being a single mom, or a unwed mother, or the last jump off of some clown rapper a momentrous ordeal. these chicks are not famous, and from what I can tell of the trailers they are not even educated. ATL I guess you gotta do what you can to stay relevant.

Big Boom from NY

June 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

D.O.A(Death to Autotune) Hotttttt Joint.
King
Of NY is back on his thrown…..

JRoc

June 30th, 2009
10:26 pm

Ummmmm another one????? Ughhhhh ok…it’s nothing new.

jus wonderin

July 1st, 2009
3:24 pm

If youre really serious about finding something as sacred as “true love” why share it with the general public on reality T.V.? Enough already, arent there enuf phoneys running around in the ATL already.

Chili is a very beautiful talented and gifted lady (who aint a youngster either) grow up and get real… not just paid. You hav a lot of young girls looking up to you show em something of susbstance….

6Digitballin

July 1st, 2009
4:33 pm

I’m dating her now? Who wants to see our pics?

rambeaux

July 1st, 2009
4:36 pm

me thanks she be at my next audishun for americon biggest idol loser can you dance tour casues she see me got da tralen to pornfrom dreams….dont let carletta no…bob shawn me jroc auleshai deerrock all yall gettin cussed out from her in da face .uuumhhmm face public i love her! ;)

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January 21st, 2010
12:31 pm

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TLCforever1

March 2nd, 2010
1:47 pm

Chilli fanatic here….what a beautiful woman. I wish her the best and can’t wait for her to drop the new album and show these young bitches how to do it the right way. The 90’s with TLC, En Vogue, X scape, SWV, Tupac, Biggie, Lil Kim….etc…this was music….this was hip hop. The crap now-a-days is bad hop. Sure do TLC…they showed us all the essence of “Coolness and Sexiness with a dash of crazy”.