Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Contract Negotiations FAIL – They Are NOT Trying To Pay Althea. Should They?

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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.


EXCLUSIVE: R&B Divas L.A. Fires Puerto Rican Mute Claudette Ortiz

Posted in Complete Devastation To The Nation, R&B Divas, reality tv


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?

BRAVO Issues Housewives Payments. Kenya Moore Now Able To Fulfill 20k Charity Challenge From MONTHS AGO

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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 who-is-the-queen-of-the-real-housewives-of-atlanta-nene-leakes-or-kenya-moorethan 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

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Cast UPSET Over Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Cast Being Paid More For LOWER Ratings

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Nessa Girl. I swear one day I’m a Media Personality/Blogger/ Comedian, and the next day I’m a damn Grief Counselor. My tea cup has been filled to the rim with disgruntled Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast members who are feeling slighted because their pay checks are not measuring up to those of their Hollywood counterparts. To add insult to injury, the Atlanta cast members are feeling like they have put in far more time to help build the franchise as well as garnered far greater ratings. So why is it that the Hollywood peeps are getting paid more?

Let me start of by saying, I cannot not verify anyone’s wages. Clearly Mona is not going to divulge them to me, and I have not seen anyone’s 1099. However, it is not far fetched to believe that certain members of the Hollywood cast are raking in far more coins than some of the people in Atlanta. It goes without saying that Soulja Boy is probably earning the largest salary of any Love & Hip Hop cast member across all the franchises. tumblr_nbyqpkFPAL1qln00mo1_400 If I had to guess, Ray J would probably be number 2, and Omarion is most likely number 3. In all fairness, all 3 of these guys had pretty solid careers PRIOR to the show, and are still relatively in demand on the open market. No tea no shade, but the cast members from the Atlanta cast who were celebrities prior to show were hasbeens. A hasbeen has to take what they can get, a relevant celebrity has the leverage to demand what they want.

In building the Hollywood franchise, there was a need for some heavy hitters. I mean, it is Hollywood right? So why are so many of the Atlanta cast members in their feelings? It is my opinion that the Atlanta folks are feeling slighted because they are making sex tapes, having abortions, throwing bottles, getting jumped, being made to look like whores, and losing friendships for ratings, while the Hollywood folks are going to dinner, building play pens, and having launch parties for far greater wages. Yeah I think I would feel some kind of way too. Oh well, a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing right? I guess one could try to negotiate for a pay increase. Though you do run the slight risk that the powers that be may get offended and tell you to take a hike. The way I see it is, prior to the show, you were a hasbeen with no check. Now, you are a hasbeen with a check. Be grateful for what you have, and stop counting other people’s coins. I’m sure all the Atlanta folks that are complaining were disproportionately paid higher than their counterparts at some point in their careers. It’s the circle of life…

Real Housewife of Atlanta Phaedra Parks Publicly Announces That She Plans To Divorce Apollo

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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.

Phaedra-Parks-Ellen-Degeneres-1I 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

Married To Medicine: Are Quad & Mariah Friends Again? Will Reco Chapple Be Returning? Do We Even Care?

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It’s 2am, and in the wee hours of the morning is when my thoughts are at their most random. As I’ve been writing for the last few hours, that headline popped in my mind. So are Quad & Marriah friends again? All signs point to no. However, I can”t say anything concrete about any of the Medicine Wives. Many of them along with myself have been off the grid for a while. No tea no shade, I never really half watched the show. I mean I caught it here and there, but there was never anything in my spirit that moved me to program my DVR. Every now and again, I caught a cute read or let out a cute chuckle,  but nothing that excited me to chorus (Jill Scott voice).

Do we want to see Quad & Marriah reunited? I think so… Moreover, I think the show honestly needs it. One thing that those Housewives of Atlanta got down, is the fact that they may not like each other, but at the end of the day, they are and ENSEMBLE cast, and they need each other to keep that train moving. My advice, remove your emotions from the situation, fuss, fight, kiss, make up, dance on each others husbands, run background checks on one another, squander house deposits, and whatever else you have to do for 4-5 months while filming, collect that good ole check, rest, and do it all over again the next year. Where the hell else can the kind of money these ladies earn for going to dinner and bootleg social events be made? ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE!!! So suck it up and get to the money!!!

Married To Medicine Reunion Filming RIGHT NOW! The REAL REASONS Quad & Mariah Fell Out

Side characters have become the new black. Are The People here for Reco Chapple, Dwight Eubanks, and whomever else is bound to appear? Hmmmmmmm I’m going to remain silent on this one at the moment. I think the jury is still out. Something in my spirit tells me that Dr. Heavenly is going to pop up with some ole messy sidekick this upcoming season. True tea, I AM HERE FOR IT. I love Dr. Heavenly’s brand of messiness, although ain’t sh!t heavenly about it!

We’ll see y’all. I here the Medicine Wives are currently in the middle of contract negotiations, and filming should start pretty soon, if it hasn’t started already. I’ll be sure to keep y’all posted, if you even really care…

Kenya Moore Used Marlo Hampton to Help Dethrone Nene Leakes, and Marlo Got Nothing For It.

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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

NEW MUSIC: Proof That R&B Music Isn’t Dead – Tamar Braxton ‘Let Me Know’ Ft. Future

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Now y’all know I have a love hate relationship with this 1970′s sissy in a blonde wig. However, The Doll never minds paying HOMAGE when HOMAGE is due. Bae Bae let me tall y’all something, Tamar Braxton did the damn thang with her newest single ‘Let Me Know’. No tea no shade, I could have done without Future. He’s about as annoying to me as T-Pain, but Future on this track is going to ensure that it gets bumped in the clubs.

What I’m not understanding is that someone African-American female artist are abandoning R&B for Pop and other 5 cent bubble gum, citing that “its not selling” so on and so forth. Yet, Tamar Braxton has found away stay true to her R&B roots, make music that sounds radio worthy,  and b!tch The People like it. Some of these other female R&B singers need to step up their song selection game, including ALL THE R&B DIVAS. I think these days and times, so many people get hung up on writing their own music in an effort to capture all the publishing. Forget that, some of these hoes need to look on the back of Tamar & Beyonce’s cd and call some of these writers that they are hi-jacking music from. Y’all Beyonce & Tamar them be adding a ooh and an ahhh here and there and be tallmbout they wrote the song. Girl bye! It’s ok though. They don’t have to write em, just as long as they can sang em!

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