For those of you who were tired of Stevie & Benzino’s on again off again bromance, fret no more. Sources are claiming that Benzino and Thi Thi were fired this morning and given no explanation. I had already reported to you guys that negotiations between Benzino & Thi Thi and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta were not going too well. READ [Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Contract Negotiations FAIL – They Are NOT Trying To Pay Althea. Should They?]
Keeping it all the way 100, its kinda jacked up that Althea and others caught an ass whoopin by Joseline, yet Joseline gets to stay. But let’s face it, Joseline Hernandez is good tv, and ultimately the anchor of the show. Say what you want, feel what you want, there is no way around it. I’ve placed a couple phone calls and shot out a couple texts to get the official reason as to why these two wont be returning. Like i’ve said in the past, if I had to put money it, I’d say the power that be did not take to kindly to Benzina & Althea filing suit against the show following the reunion. There is also some sort of clause in all of their contracts that speaks to taking any legal action that will hinder production. If y’all remember correctly, this is how Jennifer Williams got fired from Basketball Wives. Remember she took a restraining order out against Evelyn, thus posing obstacles to production.
The real gag is, Benzino & Thi Thi don’t even know why they were fired, and some are saying that Benzino found out he was fired after it hit TMZ. SHADE!!!
But wait there’s more. In a true Benzino fashion, he went on a Twiter tirade to let the world know exactly how he feels. Catch these T’s Continue reading
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
No tea no shade, I’m not going to say that I am shocked, I will say that I did not see this coming so soon. I honestly have mixed emotions about Phaedra Parks divorcing Apollo. It is always hard when a family unit has to transition. For those of us who are products of divorce, we can tell you that it takes years for the dust to finally settle and for all parties involved to find a comfortable state of being in this world. Not that it was any of our business, but I was curious to know if Phaedra planned to wait for Apollo? I mean, 8 years is a long damn time. I guess Phaedra figured, “ain’t no need in both of us being in prison”.
Phaedra appeared on ‘The Elen Show’ and says she had no idea of Apollo’s criminal wrong doings. Now… Phaedra is my girl. But uhmmmmm… It’s just hard for me to believe that two people are living in the same house, and one person is totally clueless as to how the hell the other person earning a living. It is my opinion that if anything, Phaedra “chose” not to know, leaving herself available to a plausible deniability defense.
I really didn’t [have any idea]… I work. I just got my fifth college degree. I am pretty much an over achiever. I have two very small children.
I just stopped breast feeding three months ago… and so I really didn’t have any idea that any of this was going on until he called and said, ‘Hey, Ive been arrested and I’m having this problem but it’s not true’… and that obviously wasn’t the case. ~Phaedra
Watch the interview, and see what else Phaedra had to say. Continue reading
Ewwww Chile… Where do I start? For the last few weeks, Marlo Hampton has been weighing on my mind heavily. As we prepare for the return of The Real Housewives of Atlanta to our Sunday night television lineup, I’ve been pondering on all the changes and developments that have taken place over the years. My Gawd, we have really travelled and grown with these ladies. Think about it, so much has happened between Nene and her first nose and Nene her current nose. The one thing that has yet to happen is the completion of Chateau Sheree’, but we’ll save that for another day.
It goes without saying, from day one, Nene Leakes was the star of the show. Her sassy, keep it real, tell it like it is attitude, kept things interesting and the fans locked in. Over time, Nene’s fame afforded her opportunities that forced her to have to make some pretty drastic modifications to that brass attitude we had grown to love. No big deal right? The same Nene Leakes that we all grew to love was still there at her core. Wrong! It may be true that personal growth most certainly advanced Leakes in areas unimaginable, but it damn sure caused her to lose footing on RHOA. The inability to cut up, show her ass, cuss out, fight, etc, left Leakes’s “Queen Bee” seat very vulnerable and susceptible to infiltration. Enter Kenya Moore, and Nene was ultimately dethroned.
Everyone knows, I really don’t feature Miss Kenya Moore AT ALL! However, The Doll has never had problem giving credit where credit is due. Listen to me, when you are a washed up, f&cked out pageant queen, with no tangible employable skills, no real income, and no general interest from Hollywood, you gotta do what you gotta do. Kenya Moore was given an opportunity of a lifetime, and that bitch TURNT IT! For that, you have got to give it to that b!tch. She did exactly what she was supposed to. Kenya exhausted every resource at her disposal, took no prisoners, and kept her emotions out of the game. Continue reading
Chile, for months on end there has been all kinds of talk about who will be the newest Housewife of Atlanta so on and so forth. The overall consensus is that we would be gaining 1 0r 2, but no one in a million years thought we would be losing one. Chile the people have snatched Porsha’s peach and given it to Claudia Jordan. Never in 10 billion years did I see this coming. I knew Claudia had recently move to Atlanta, and was filming here and there. I honestly thought she was just a friend of Kenya’s and that we would see here every now and again the way we saw Marlo. Guess I was wrong, the former Celebrity Apprentice caste-mate has jumped on the Kenya Moore express and road it straight into Peachville.
As for Porsha. She’s got this new job with Dish Nation, and hopefully it is the starts of a very fruitful career in media. The only reason why I am not too sad about Porsha not holding a peach is because she is young, pretty, and at this point has time on her side. For the rest of those heffas on the roster, trust me, this is their last hoorah. We can expect to see Porsha in a recurring friend roll, much like Dianna and Marlo from the past. Porsha filmed with these ladies from the onset of production for season 7 through the end. It is my guess that there just wasn’t much for them to work with in terms of storyline or they were stuck in negotiations up until the very end and could not come to an agreement.
Bravo has released the first official trailer plus a press release announcing the cast. Check it out. Continue reading
Nessa girl, it saddens me to have to even tell you the bullsh!t I’m about to tell you. After all the ranting and the raving, A Mother’s Love WILL NOT be coming to a city nearest you after all. Simply put, it appears that the promoter who the play was licensed to may have bitten off a little more than they could chew. Quiet as its kept, I knew something in the milk wasn’t clean when the check I was written for my first week’s salary bounced. Writing this post is a little weird for me, because I am so use to telling other people’s tea, and not my own. However, here we go…
For those of you wondering “how is it that the play stop moving due to lack of resources, and Kandi is rich”, here’s how. Kandi & Todd created and produced the original play. After the play’s initial run in Atlanta, Kandi & Todd were apprehensive about travelling the play around the US on their dime, because these were unchartered territories for them. One magical day, A promoter approached Kandi & Todd about wanting to invest in and promote the play on a 30 city tour. The reasonable assumption to any rational adult is that if someone approaches you about putting a 30 city tour together, that they have the resources and the skill set to do so. Well we all know what they say about assumptions…
Fast forwarding to casting. The cast was eventually given phone calls, a few cast changes were made, salaries were negotiated, and we were on our way to travelling across the US spreading the joys of A Mother’s Love. Mama I’m going to be a big star!! NOT! Here is where things get a little murky. A gamble was made by a promoter who used people’s lives as chips. Being given a contract that pretty much says you will be on the road from September – December and paid XYZ salary weekly was all the go ahead people needed to quit their day jobs, reject other offers, and basically rearrange their lives. Last night, when news broke that the tour was cancelled, there were many tears shed. People’s lives changed in a matter of seconds. Expecting to be paid this Monday, and in exchange being told that the tour is no more, coupled with the fact that you quit your job (your only source of income), emotions were running high. There were some people in the room who honestly had no other money than what was in their pocket, and was really depending on this Monday payout. Continue reading