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
Mama Joyce wanted Todd’s a** to go get a job, and he did. Now its time for us to see if it amounts to anything. I told y’all way back when that Todd was working on the actors version of R&B Divas (Todd Got A Job! Mama Joyce Should Be Proud! New Show ‘Hollywood Divas’ On TvOne). Well they’ve finished filming the show and now it should just be a matter of months before we see the fruits of Todd & Carlos’s labor. The show features Elise Neal (The Hughleys), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta). All tea all shade, I really am not checking for Golden Brooks or her new face.
Anyway… Congrats To Todd & Carlos.
Mama Joyce might be happy that Todd’s got a new gig, but the producers of R&B Divas sure aren’t. Plainly put, the folks over at R&B Divas feel some kind of way about Todd Tucker & Carlos King essentially taking the R&B Divas concept, dropping the word “R&B”, and replacing it with “Hollywood”. I mean, no tea no shade, anyone with a half a contact can see that the ideas are very similar in nature. To add insult to injury, the producers of R&B Divas pitched the same concept to TvOne before they sold R&B Divas to them a source tells me.
Y’all don’t let Mama Joyce know that Todd is copying off peoples homework in class. We’d hate for her to have one more thing to gripe about.
Chile hopefully now Mama Joyce can cut Todd some slack! I’m being real messy right now because the headline of this post should not have even contained Todd’s name. However, because Todd Tucker and Carlos King (LHHATL & RHOA) are producing this show, I felt it prudent to plug it in there. Before I go any further, CONGRATS TO TODD & CARLOS.
Hollywood Divas, which is currently in production in LA will feature: Elise Neal (The Hughleys), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta). Come through Lisa Wu! Judging by the name of it, I gather it will be the Actor’s version of R&B Divas, washed up hoes who are unemployed and trying their hardest to avoid being featured on UNSUNG.
According to the TvOne Press release:
“TV One’s audience has a passion for programming that reveals the private stories behind the public lives of Black artists. The Hollywood Divas‘ willingness to share their experiences with inequality and obstacles when it comes to the Hollywood merry-go-round is the foundation of this series. How these women are personally affected by this phenomenon and how they individually handle the pressure, is where the Hollywood Diva stories begins.”
Are we happy or nah?
I love me some Kandi, and I love me some Mama Joyce, but its bout damn time that somebody got her ass together! She got the right one when she got Todd’s mother Sharon. I met Miss Sharon when we were putting on Kandi & Todd’s stage play ‘A Mother’s Love’. She is a ball of fun and likes her like brown just like me. There is a video out there of me and Miss Sharon twerking at the wrap party and I hope it never surfaces.
Anyway, I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone got Mama Joyce together for her wreckless antics. As hard as it is for Mama Joyce to witness Kandi make a mistake (her words), I know it’s got to be equally as hard for Todd’s mother to witness someone bash her son constantly on a platform as large as RHOA. Kandi’s wedding special is sure to entertaining to say the least. Catch these T’s Continue reading
Y’all work with me here. I have not had the motivation to blog as of lately, so some of my T’s are delayed. Anyway, I was a wedding guest at Kandi’s wedding and overall, it was a phenomenal wedding. I’m late at this point, but I’m sure by now you guys know who all was in attendance. I’ll skip all of that and speak on some of the stuff you guys have been hearing about as it relates to Fantasia and Mama Joyce.
First off, let me take a moment to go the hell off. Never again will I attend a wedding that is being produced for television. The wedding invitation said the wedding started at 5pm. Chile when I was walking up the stairs at 5:20pm, Fantasia was just getting out of the car all dry faced, with no makeup on and a sweat suit. I thought to myself “awwww sh!t, this is going to be a long day.” Continue reading