Everything in this life has a cost. I’ve found that the freest of the free tends to be the most costly. We live in a world that teaches us to aspire towards a one-dimensional ideal of success. A big house, a foreign car, designer clothes, expensive jewelry, and lavish vacations is what its all about. More so than not, celebrities have all of these things, and we think they are living the good life. Looking beyond the glitz & glam, one has to ask, “but are they really?” Privacy, protection from embarrassment, safety, the ability to go pick up a roll of tissue from Target, are all things that one forgoes when they make the transition to being a celebrity. On the surface these things may seem trivial. Hell, many of you, especially those of you who are struggling to make ends meet may be thinking, “that’s not that bad of a trade off.” I challenge you to think again. Privacy is like insurance; you never need it, until you need. Just ask Phaedra Parks. I’m sure she can tell you all about it.
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta just started, and I am over it and exhausted with the bullsh!t already. The careless blend of real life issues and desperate attempts to stay relevant enough to earn a living has just run its course on my DVR. To be honest, I don’t find the dissolution of Phaedra’s marriage or family entertaining, Quite frankly the sh!t is rather sad and depressing. Then, the moment you stop watching Phaedra’s sad ass storyline, we have to watch Kenya and her madness. No tea no shade, they need to recast the whole damn show, or take the sh!t off the air in its entirety. Perhaps I’m so over all of this because I know many of the ladies personally, and get’s to live some of this foolishness along side them. I don’t know…
Since I’m talking about it, and the world is talking about it, I might as well TALK ABOUT IT. What would Jesus do? That is the question I wanted to ask Phaedra as Apollo moved through his sentencing process seemingly alone. From the outside looking in, Phaedra being his wife and all, things looked a little bad on her behalf. From the inside looking out, I can totally see where Phaedra is coming from. Going back to that privacy thing that I was talking about earlier, why does what I think even matter? Why the hell is it that I along with millions of other even have an opinion on someone else’s marriage & family? Why is it that Phaedra has to be subjected to our thoughts and opinions? I can guarantee you that Phaedra would be willing to trade in a couple handbags, a few pairs of shoes, and some of those bedrooms for some privacy. Continue reading
So by now, I’m sure you guys have heard all the hoopla and the drama about Apollo Nida not turning himself in to prison they way he was supposed to yesterday. Well y’all can put all the chatter to rest. A day late, Apollo has turned himself in. Now I honestly try my hardest to avoid blogging about Apollo and Phaedra as it relates their family virtually falling apart. This 8 year prison stint is just a hard thing to deal with all the way around for all parties involved. However, some things are unavoidable.
Rumor has it that Apollo showed up at he and Phaedra’s home, dashed through the house like a crazy person, was confiscating belongings, and yelling so loud that the police was called. Was this the act of an emotionally unstable man or a man that was making one last attempt to make sure his family was alright? Well let’s see. In total honesty, if Phaedra didn’t want to film yesterday, she could have simply made a call and not filmed. Additionally, its feeling all to coincidental that the cameras happened to be at your house when Apollo showed up and acting crazy. My personal take on the entire situation is both Phaedra and Apollo realized that they are in a shitty situation, and they might as well capitalize off of it. Every season of RHOA is unofficially all about one of the women. Well, welcome to Phaedra’s season. We sure as well will be tuning in to catch all the tea and Phaedra’s last month’s before Apollo went to prison, and her life post Apollo. Should be interesting. Once you throw in Kenya and the newbies, this season is sure to be a smash.
8 years will come and go, not to mention, there is cable in prison. Apollo will be able to somewhat partake in what is going on in the free world. I’m sure we’ll probably get some “from prison” interviews from him, if the warden permits. All in all, while we are highly intrigued and entertained by the goings ons of Phaedra & Appollo, let’s remember that our entertainment is simultaneously someone’s pain. Enjoy the gossip and the tea, but on your off time, send up a little prayer for a family in transition.
Apollo created 1 final Instavideo before he checked into the pen. Check it out below. Continue reading
I swear I didn’t want to waste anytime reporting on this because it can be found on every blog from here to Bangladesh. However, if I didn’t, y’all would swear I’m friends with Phaedra or I’m on her payroll. Not that owe any of you an explanation for what the hell I post on MY SITE, but I try to either break news or post things that you can’t find just any ole place. Not to mention, I’m so over all things RHOA, hence why I have not done a single season 6 reunion video. Nonetheless, Apollo’s ass is about to go to jail.
Apollo has plead guilty to being a part of a identity fraud and money laundering scheme that involved stealing the identities of 50 people and the laundering of 2.3 million dollars.
According to the US Attorneys’ office, Feds pounced on Nida last year after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed tons of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, and checks from the Delta Airlines pension fund … then laundered the money through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole.
Feds claim Nida bilked even more cash by filing fake tax returns and obtaining bank loans against cars he didn’t own. ~TMZ
No doubt about it, Apollos is going to prison. The question is, how long? Reports are saying he is facing up to 30 years. The streets of Atlanta are saying 5. Either way, a wife is about to be left to care for for two small children alone. No tea no shade, I feel ZERO sympathy for Apollo. There are consequences for all things we do. You can’t go around stealing folks money and thinking nothing is going to come of it. For all of you out there stunting and participating in white collar crime, let this be a lesson.
Ughhhh I feel so bad for strippers. And yes I’m judging. Nonetheless, Peter and them had a slew of them down to da bar for Todd Tucker’s bachelor party last night. Bachelor parties are supposed to be a man’s last hoorah, and it looks as if they had one hell of a time. Now quiet as its kept, I don’t know how and why they would allow photographers inside of the party,UNLESS they wanted the pictures to get out and for folks like me to talk about them. So, that’s what I’m here to do.
All tea, all shade, from a public relations standpoint, THIS IS NOT A GOOD LUCK. Kirk (Love & Hip Hop) currently has a public persona of being a cheat, Peters past interactions with strippers is a bit sketchy, and Apollo, well I’m not even going to touch that one. I know Todd, and he’s a pretty good guy. I’m sure he behaved himself. However, the last thing he needed to do was give that damn Mama Joyce something else to talk about.
Anyway, Kandi and Todd are getting married this Friday in Atlanta. That reminds me, I need to get my a$$ up off this sofa and find something to wear. Check out the rest of the pics. Continue reading
#FamilyFirst. I know that’s right. Kandi Burrus brought in the new year with close family and friends. All the usual suspects were there. Phaedra & Appollo, Toya & Memphitz, Rasheeda & Kirk, and a slew of others. I was surprised to see that Chef Roble’ was in the house. Get into a few flicks from Kandi’s extravaganza Continue reading
For those of y’all who were wondering what Phaedra & Apollo’s second bundle of joy looked like. Here he is. Meet Baby Dylan. Phaedra, being the business woman she is, held out on us so she could fatten the baby up a lil bit, let his color set in, then sell the photos to US Weekly. I ain’t mad with you girl! Get it chile. Now the mystery of the century is how does a Black woman and a Spanish man make lil cute Chinese children? The world will never know.
Congratulations to Phaedra & Apollo