I’m going to be real with y’all. I don’t half follow The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Primarily because I don’t understand rich Italian people and their problems. However, when I do catch it every now and again, I love to watch Teresa and Caroline. Caroline Manzo is my favorite. If you are anything like me, you are half way aware that Teresa and here thieving ass husband Jo are going to jail. After all that good living due to bank and wire fraud, Teresa now has the nerve to ask the judge can she do her stint in a half way house instead of prison. Chile this woman is trying to avoid prison come hell of high water. She first perjured herself on the stand in an attempt to avoid prison time, now she wants to pretty much serve out her sentence at a summer camp for grown people.
Teresa is trying to evoke The Second Chance Act. In a letter she sent to the judge, she expresses that according to the act, she has the right to serve 12 out of 15 months in half way house. Ohhh baby, but the prosecution is not having it with Teresa and her ploy to lessen the severity of her punishment. The prosecution wrote a letter to the judge vehemently objecting … claiming the judge made it clear she needed prison punishment, and nothing less.
Do you think Teresa should be allowed to serve out her time in a halfway house?
Let me start out by saying, with Love & Hip Hop, you never know whats real and whats fake. The show has taken such a contrived turn, that I don’t even try to keep up anymore. However, one thing that is real is the drama between Stevie J. & Benzino, and the dissipation of their friendship. It really saddens me that Stevie & Benzino have remained unable to salvage their friendship. For the life of me, I really don’t even get why they are mad with one another. Honestly, they probably don’t know why they are mad with one another. Quite frankly, the sh!t has gone on for far too long enough.
According to Benzino, Stevie J & Joseline may be potentially using their popularity as leverage to persuade the folks in charge not to bring Benzino back.:
No tea no shade, I could see Stevie J & Joseline pulling a stunt like this. It wouldn’t be the first time something like this has happened in reality television. However, if Mona Scott-Young did decide to not bring Benzino and Althea back, I’m sure it would have more to do with the lawsuit he filed after the reunion, and less to do with a casting recommendation from the likes of Stevie J & Joseline. I mean seriously, who the hell in their right mind would take orders from Stevie J or Joseline?
This isn’t all Benzino had to say. Check out the rest below. Continue reading
Yes Gawd Hunty, maybe some new life will breath new life into Married to Medicine. According to Mariah’s Twitter feed, her and Dr. Huq are expecting twins.
I’m not sure what the photo was Mariah posted on Instagram, but it has since been deleted. I’m actually kind of excited about the news. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what these Medicine Wives were going to have to talk about this season. We are over Mariah & Quad and that stale drama, we are tired of Toya & Eugene being borderline homeless, and we don’t have time for Dr. Heavenly and that brown gel she uses in her hair. I wonder if Mariah has selected Dr. Jackie or Dr. Simone as her Ob/Gyn? Could make for really good television. Mariah could get all her prenatal affairs in order and gossip at the same time. That’s how you kill two birds with one stone. Sounds like a production plus to me.
Congrats to Mariah & Aydin Huq on the expectancy of their twins!!!
Chile… It looks like Althea may have spilled all her business, and gotten attacked by Joseline all for NOTHING. I just got off the phone with my good girl friend from production, and she just let me know that the powers that be have no intentions on paying Althea, and Benzino & Althea are not happy about it. Now I love Althea & Benzino, but real talk, why should they pay her? Hell, you performed like a circus clown for free for an entire year, now you want to demand wages? Additionally, its not as if Althea was sought out by the people responsible for bringing Love & Hip Hop Atlanta to light. In all realness, Althea is a couple people removed from an actual cast member, so I’m not really understand how much compensation her and Benzino are really expecting.
Where a lot of these reality tv personalities go wrong is that they do not maximize the leverage they have with the platform they have been given. If Althea & Benzino were strategically marketing her music, his magazine, or other business ventures through the Love & Hip Hop platform, they wouldn’t be pressed about a payroll check. They better take notes from Kandi Burruss. Kandi has used RHOA to advertise all of her other business ventures, and this strategy has proven to be very lucrative.
All in all, check or no check, I’m pretty sure Althea and Benzino and their ‘Ghetto Love’ will be returning.
R&B Divas LA has been green lit to shoot season 3, and production will commence without the Puerto Rican mute Claudette Ortiz. That’s right, non speaking Ortiz has been given her walking papers. Quiet as it kept, and I’ve said this before, I don’t know how Claudette made the roster in the first place. Quite frankly, with her very short-lived career and meager contribution to music history, Claudette is as far away from being a true R&B Diva as people in hell are far a way from ice water. I mean seriously, her group City High had two hits, and she was a featured artist on a Wyclef track. I promise you, I am not trying to go in on Claudette, I actually like Claudette, I’m just keeping it real.
The word on the curb is that Claudette get let go because she was making extra demands without realizing she was hanging on by a wing and a prayer , and was the most boring cast member on the show. The Powers that be were somewhat insulted, and told Ortiz and her demands to take a long walk off a short pier. It’s rumored that Claudette was asking for an increased styling allowance and other miscellaneous superficial request. Lowkey, TvOne should have granted her request for an increased styling budget. Claudette stayed walking around looking like a high school student going to check their locker. Oh Well…
Prior to R&B Divas LA, Claudette shared with us that she was borderline homeless. I hope Claudette does not have to return to using that ‘caramel completion’ to make ends meet. Work ain’t honest but it pays the bills. With all those damn children, in the words of Precious’s mama, “you better take your ass down to the welfare!” I hate that this happen to Claudette, solely because she needs the exposure, and moreover the check. However, the net effect to the show will be ZERO. She wasn’t contributing anything anyway. Filming starts in about a week, and I’m being told that production is scrambling to find a replacement. Hopefully they are able to secure a true R&B singer with a rich history, a catalog of music, and a story. We shall see… I’ll most definitely keep you guys posted.
Who would you like to see join the cast of R&B Divas LA?
Y’all can cuss me out all y’all want, and say whatever y’all want to say about me when it comes to Kenya Moore. I JUST DON’T SEE IT FOR HER. I don’t feel like anything that Kenya does in genuine. If you are going to give to charity, give to charity. No need to get on Instagram and turn it into a “look at what I’m doing” campaign. No tea no shade, I will acknowledge that despite Kenya’s motives, this contribution is a great thing For the Detroit Public Schools System. However, I want to know, what the hell took Kenya so long to stroke the check? Hell, Nene challenged her to make a 20k donation MONTHS AGO. Better late than never huh? I’ll tell you what took so long, the broke b!tch didn’t have it. With RHOA getting ready to air soon, Bravo has issued another one of the ladies incremental payments, and now Kenya was able to write the check. Ha!
As for Nene’s 20k matching of Kenya’s contribution, y’all know it’s coming. Something in my spirit tells me that Nene is probably going to donate even more to one-up Kenya. If petty competition fosters donations being made to needy causes, than I am all for it. All jokes aside, let me say this loudly to Kenya Moore:
Kenya, THANK YOU so much for your contribution to charity. You didn’t have to do it, but you did. 20k is a pretty substantial sacrifice from anyone’s personal funds, and for this, God is going to bless you!
I do have a few nice bones in my body! Let me point out that Kenya was supposed to hand deliver the check to her former high school. They had an assembly planned in her honor and all. For whatever reason, Kenya couldn’t attend.
“I’m disappointed for a variety of reasons,” said Glenda Price, president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
“The students at Cass Tech were preparing to perform. There has been so much anticipation about her visiting the school.”
Oh well lady, shut up and take the check. If it ever makes it there. LOL! BYE