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The phrase ratchet reality star almost sounds repetitious since there are few, if any, individuals on reality TV with redeeming qualities But these stars here are some of the most notorious on the tube, and quite honestly, the worst 15-minute celebs we’ve seen in the past few years.
To put it simply, Stevie J is scum and think he’s God. Sorry to break it to you Stevie J, but you’re just ratchet. He has no respect for women and makes everything a joke (remember his strip club threats?) I feel sorry for Mimi and Joseline. They have a problem on their hands forever.
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Just when we think Ray J can’t become any more disillusioned than he already is, Brandy’s little brother goes and one-ups himself.
I know everyone talks about Kim Kardashian on a nearly daily basis, but it seems no one keeps her name in their mouth more than the man who so proudly hit it first, Ray J Norwood. In an interview with the Jasmine Brand, the singer — term used loosely — talked a bit about his new gig as the host of Oxygen’s Bad Girls All-Star Battle, but inevitably the conversation turned to his relationship with Kim K. when he was asked about he and his old boo thang’s success with reality TV. He told the site:
We been there kinda from the start; like I think when reality first started people were a little bit afraid of it, but ya know now it’s the new wave, it’s the new TV, it’s pop culture. It’s everything in one as far as entertainment. It has its own space now and I think we saw it from the beginning and I think now it’s just evolved. It’s so big–everybody wants to do reality everybody wants to have a show about their life or their family and a lot of people think it’s easy but it’s not. I think people are really hand picking the right people to fit this space, and I just think we always kept it real always kept it 100 and we still here.
Where exactly is “here” Ray J? picking random women to date and sleep with on VH1? Say what you will about Kim, but her reality TV game is quite different, and I don’t think I’m going very far out on the limb when I say she’s the only one “still here.”
But Ray J also thinks he’s the sole reason Kim is famous and that he legitimately hit it first so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this nonsense either. Oh wait, one more joke from Ray J. When asked what he thought of Kim’s odd Met Gala dress, he (straight up lied) and told The Jasmine Brand:
“I haven’t got a chance [to see the dress], I don’t be on the internet like that. I got to step my internet game up. I don’t know, I’m sure she looked good though.”
Oh you don’t be on the Internet like that? I want him to stop playing. Do you consider Ray J a reality TV pioneer?
Hey y’all!! Last week we did the seasons 1-4 ladies, now let’s get it on with the season 5-8. Season 9 just ended, so let’s give them some time before we check in on what they’re doing. Enough with the talking about it, let’s be about it with:
SEASON 5: Welcome to Miami
Catya was a self-proclaimed “classy” bad girl, with the phrase: ”I’ll either snatch a b–ch for you, or you get snatched by that b–ch.” Known for wearing high class garb, but letting her Philly side jump out whenever she was tested, she left the BGC because it was beneath her.
Well, before the show she was an already established urban model who appeared in print campaigns and music videos. But it was her appearance in the “Best I Ever Had” video that lead to a relationship with Drake. To be fair, the relationship happened before she went on BGC. In fact, it was a contributing factor of their break up (because Drake didn’t want her to make him look bad on TV), the other fact was that he was getting a little too chummy with Malia.
Other than running into those drug peddling charges, she was in other music videos, she released her own single “Best Friend,” released a line of catsuits called Body by Cat. She also is a radio personality and a blogger. By the way, her Body by Cat line is doing a charitable donation by helping hungry families in Philly during December. So, if you’re in that area, check it out here.
On November 5th, 2012, Oxygen wrapped up the 9th season of “The Bad Girls Club” with a 3 part reunion. While watching it I realized how far (or low, depending on your way of seeing things) this show has come. In 2006, Oxygen premiered the very first season of “Bad Girls Club” and created a show that has simultaneously caused entertainment and controversy. Some people have blamed the show for glorifying violence and teaching women and young girls that fighting is a solution to a problem. But, however you look at it, it draws viewers in with each season. Now that the show is about to go into its 10th season in Atlanta, why don’t we take a trip down memory lane and see where some of them have ended up?
SEASON ONE presented the show as a way of trying to help the ladies to fix their negative behaviors.
Season one was memorable for two things. That Ripsi rampage, and that beach fight. When the ladies went to the beach, and fellow bad girl Aimee refused to help carry the beach equipment to the car, this created a thorn in Ty’s side. Not being one to expect people to read her mind, she not only told Aimee how she felt, but she also served her a two piece with a biscuit, causing her to be ejected from the house.
According to Sandrarose.com, in 2008 she was… hustling in the world’s first profession. But as Phaedra Parks would say: ”Every saint has a past and sinner has a future,” so no judgment! She graduated college and was working on a memoir entitled “Love Me or Hate Me.” She’s a mother now, and it seems she puts her daughter first instead of indulging in current bad girl shenanigans, so good deal.
Looks like Fannie heard everyone’s been talking about her and the rumors surrounding her son’s father, Antwaun Cook. At the end of last week, stories were swirling about Antwaun hooking up with a member of the “Bad Girls Club,” and on top of that sites were reporting the singer had a bit of a breakdown on stage as she talked about Jesus being the only one who will never leave you, not to mention a horrific picture of said breakdown.
That’s neither here nor there now, because the singer appeared to be in a much better place during the Essence Music Festival this weekend, so much so that in between customary barefoot performances of songs like “Bittersweet,” “Even Angels,” and “Nobody Greater,” she imparted these words to the audience:
“I’m doing me now, and I don’t care what the folk have to say. So put that on your Twitter. Sweep around your own front door before you try and clean around mine…”
OK then. Looks like someone hit her with that “I told you so” about her borrowed man like I predicted.
Regardless, the important thing is she’s doing what she should be doing which is singing so she can provide for her children, and I must say I’d much rather hear her say she’s doing her than to be depressed about the rumored love she’s lost. My only hope is that doing her extends to not doing Antwaun anymore because it’s time to retire that triflin’ man.
Do you believe Fantasia’s done with him?
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I’m sure someone somewhere is telling Fantasia “I told so,” but hopefully they also have some comfort for the mother of two whose boyfriend/second child’s father Antwaun Cook has supposedly left her for another woman. Oh, and the woman isn’t the wife we’re pretty sure he’s still married too either.
The story stems from a photo “Bad Girls Club” member Kendra James uploaded on Instagram of her getting cozy with a man who looks dead on Antwaun. Making things even more suspect, when fans questioned her about who he was, she deleted the pic and any links to it.
Yeah that’s him.
I’d like to say I’d think this woman would be smart enough not to get involved with this man but she did appear on “Bad Girls Club” after all, and from the looks of things they’re already very much involved. The YBF also has a source who confirmed the men in Kendra’s other pics are Antwaun’s fraternity brothers and they say she’s definitely dating ol’ boy. Many are speculating this situation is at least part of, if not the full reason, Fantasia had a break down during her performance in Trinidad last weekend, she reportedly told the audience:
“The only person who will never leave you is Jesus.”
All I can say is she better hold on to God’s unchanging hand right now because it looks like things with Antwaun are o.v.a. Considering they probably should have never started in the first place, this really isn’t a bad thing in the long run. What do you say?
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Back in the day, and by that I mean the mid-80s, there used to be a show on television called G.L.O.W, an acronym for The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
The best way to describe GLOW is that it was the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) with women. But these weren’t the typical buxom sidekicks we see now in today’s male-dominated sports. No, these women had identities of their own; they were both heroes and villains, athletic and thick, and had names like Palenstina, Mt. Fiji, California Dolls, Heavy Metal, the Housewives, Spanish Red and, my favorite, Coronel Ninotchka. And more importantly, they were badass – well, at least for the 80s.
I remember the show being a staple in our household. My brother and I would settle in front of the television and watch a bunch of women go at it in the infamous GLOW Battle Royales and debate who was the better competitor. The show quickly became the favorite amongst us young girls, who would christen ourselves the name of our favorite character and try to emulate wrestling moves like pile drives and body slams on school yard playgrounds during recess.
Like most wrestling shows, it was filled with lots of scripted drama and high-flying stunts. That didn’t bother us so much because it was entertaining – at least for a short while. But after a time, our attentions began to dull to the show when the orchestrated drama began to overshadow the real talent of these women – that they could jump, kick and body slam as hard as the men. When that happened, we got over it.
Anyway, I thought of GLOW recently when I started thinking about my obsession with reality shows, particularly the messy ones like Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop and Bad Girls Club. Last night I watched a bunch of episodes of the BGC and came to the conclusion that I really think I’m through. The show, which documents the exploits of seven ill-behaved women, some with behavior and possibly physiological problems, living in a cartoonish style mansion, has finally gone too far for my liking – hard to believe that about a show name Bad Girls Club, right? But seriously, this season was the absolute worse.
Besides the fist-fights, hair pulling and name calling we come to expect, one of the new girls to the house was jumped by all six of her other cast mates for no other reason than being the new girl to the house. I don’t know about you all but that certainly sounds like a gang initiation.
Point blank, jumping someone is just cowardice personified. In those instances I certainly understand the usefulness of laws like Stand your Ground. But this is television, more specifically BGC, so the more appropriate response for the jumpees would have been to stand to their feet, throw up factious gang signs and say, “This is the Bad Girls Club, Biyatches.” But it is not just Bad Girls Club. More and more we are seeing a growing distain for the aggressiveness of characters on shows like Love & Hip Hop and Basketball Wives. Viewers, at least verbally, seem to have grown weary of the volatile tempers and verbal outbursts -so much so that a boycott and petition has been created to protest the characters for allegedly encouraging bullying.
Since Pilar Sanders, estranged wife of Deion Sanders, and her homegirl allegedly assaulted Deion, I guess we can now add her to the “fight club” list. *cues Crime Mob* “Yeah we knuckin’ and buckin’ and ready to fight…” Maybe this is the song that went through the minds of many of our female celebs who have a reputation for…releasing frustrations. They throw electronics, bottles and of course, good ol’ fists. I’m not condoning any of it; I’m just giving you a visual a reminder of who you should be ready for just in case they cross your path!
By Kendra Koger
In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman penned “The Yellow Wallpaper.” After having a child and suffering with what we would now call postpartum depression, the female protagonist’s husband decided that isolating her in an old nursery with only a pencil and a journal would cure her. All she had to visually focus on was the yellow wallpaper that decorated the room. Instead of being soothed by it, the wallpaper brought up memories of horrible things that she had witnessed that were also yellow. At the end (SPOILER ALERT!) she began to believe that she saw a woman trapped within the confines of the flowers that decorated the wallpaper. Eventually, in a fit of hysteria, her husband found her clawing at the paper to free the woman, whom she then identified with (“I’m free!”), and crawling on the floor.
Within the 120 year span the story still seems very relevant to women today. With ever growing technology some people seem to favor hi-tech interactions and submit themselves to self-imposed isolation. Then, with the prevalence of reality television it makes me wonder what women are seeing when they are looking at their own technicolor wallpaper.
Now, I’m not going to lie, I find some reality television very interesting, and at the heart of it it is the feuds that keep me watching. However, at what point of time does it start getting old?
Piggy backing off what Wendy Williams said on her show on February 20th, the physical brawls, especially between women in their 30s and 40s is starting to get a little embarrassing. But honestly, I begin to feel the most embarrassed when I’m out and see two girls get into an argument. Right before it turns to fisticuffs, you hear them spout out something that a reality star said before her fight on television.
It’s as if these women, after finally being released from the entrapment of their living rooms, begin to see themselves as the women in these shows, or see it as an acceptable way of behavior. However, in reality TV, their situations are being manipulated and not indicative of how society actually works. First, [some of]these reality show participants are being shut away from the world to help create the tension that brings in the viewers. Then, when they do fight, most of the time their ultimate punishment is being “kicked out of the house.”
To the women who try to emulate their behavior, you’re not being shut away. You have means to cool down and to get away from what’s frustrating you. Finally, if you get into a fight, there’s a good chance that you will get arrested. The rules of reality television don’t apply to the real world, and it honestly confuses me when I see women (if you’re 18+, I’m talking about you, Honey) who are so amped to brag about their future fighting exploits and the tips that they picked up from watching reality television.
If you want to watch it, that’s fine, get your entertainment where you can; however, once you begin to want to free that angry woman from the television that you feel is growing inside of you, please, turn the wallpaper off.
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If I gained all of my knowledge of what it means to be a true friend from reality TV, I’d know that when it comes to fighting, all’s fair in Love and Hip Hop. If you caught any of the latest episodes VH-1’s Love and Hip and Hop, you’re probably already pretty familiar with several of the feuds that are seething. There’s the knock down drag out fight that erupted between Chrissy Lampkin and Kimbella after Kimbella revealed that she had a prior sexual relationship with rapper, Fabulous, the father of friend Emily’s child. (If you need a recap and our editor’s opinion of this particular episode, click here: Love and Hip-Hop Drama: Should Your Friends Be Fighting Your Battles?) Of course in the land of reality TV, dropping ‘bows means raising ratings, but when it comes to the real world, at what point does a situation become so unmanageable that the only way a resolution can be reached is through bumps and bruises?
J.K. Rowling once wrote, “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” We all find ourselves in situations where we have to question whether we should stand beside our friends and fight with them or confront them and tell them they’re acting the fool. Chrissy justified her brawl with Kimbella by saying she was standing up for her friend’s honor. And while Kimbella’s confession did seem like an attempt to steal a moment that Emily had worked so hard to have celebrating her independence from an unhealthy relationship, I suspected Chrissy’s reaction had more to do with ill feelings for Kimbella she already possessed.
Kimbella’s confession merely gave her an excuse to do something she already wanted to do for whatever reason. Denying a timid friend the opportunity to stand up for herself only makes her weaker. It was also unfair of Chrissy to go swinging because it made the moment about her, and not about Emily. When it comes to friends you truly have to choose your battles. I couldn’t help thinking once again, “Why are these ladies spending so much time beefing about Fabulous who as far as I know until this day, claims no one?” Truth be told, when men discover they have a bed buddy in common, the conversation turns into jokes and handshakes. When women find out they’ve slept with the same man, the conversation turns into torn out tracks and cat scratches. I honestly would have had more respect for the women if they had a toast to a lesson learned and had a Rihanna jam session. Not everything is worth the battle, but more importantly, sometimes those battle scars are not rightfully yours to bear.