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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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Last week rumors of an ugly break-up between Basketball Wives producer Shaunie O’Neal and her very young, model boyfriend Marlon Yates began to swirl. It all started when Marlon posted two photos that carried some very questionable messages to his Instagram account. The wording on one of the photos read:
“Don’t get mad when I pull a you.”
The other photo depicted actor Mekhi Phifer in a scene from the popular Paid In Full movie. On top of the photo was a message that read:
“F*** out of here with that you love me sh**.”
Some perceived the seemingly random photo messages as some sort of cryptic memo or subliminal shot that Marlon was sending to his lady and break-up rumors soon followed. The couple has since come forward to slam the rumors and let the world know that they are still together.
“It’s not ok to make up stories about someone’s life and you haven’t even spoken with them. At first I was really upset. But now I have to just laugh,” Shaunie told Hip Hollywood.
“I’m just having fun on Instagram. But, if you want to know what’s going on with me and my relationship just call me, don’t just lie,” Marlon added.
Of course, no Shaunie O’Neal interview would be complete without a Basketball Wives plug. The mom of five went on to reveal that the world will be offered a glimpse into her relationship with Marlon when Season 5 of the show airs in August.
What do you think of Shaunie and Marlon responding to break-up rumors?
Back To “Basketball Wives”: Tami Roman’s TVOne Show, “Belles” Gets Axed After 6 Episodes Because You Weren’t Watching
Back in January we told you about Tami Roman getting back into acting (she did do some acting and not JUST reality TV back in the day…remember that appearance on Married With Children?) and having a starring role on a new TVOne show called Belles. Here’s a reminder of the plot and what part Roman played in it, in case you never even heard of the show:
“The show’s plot is centered around a widowed soul food restaurant owner and his two adult daughters, following the death of his wife Belle. Tami, who plays Loretta Cooper is described via the show’s press release as “a beautiful, stylish, self-absorbed prima donna with ambitions that alternate between a career in the music business, fashion and finding a rich husband.” It seems that Loretta does not like working at the restaurant and often pretends that she is not an employee. She believes she was destined to be a star, not a waitress. Tami’s co-stars include Elise Neal, Keith David, Ella Joyce and Miguel Nunez.”
Well, blame it on the plot, or the actors, or just the fact that there are too many watered down black sitcoms on different channels these days, but according to Shadow and Act, TVOne pulled the plug on the series after letting it run for a full season’s worth of episodes, which was only six (yes, just six). And while we haven’t heard from Roman as of yet, probably because she still has another job in line as an angry version of herself on Basketball Wives later in the year, her co-star, actor Miguel Nunez, took to Twitter to spread the news.
Well my dear Friends. TV One has decided Not 2 pick up Belles the best show & cast they ever had. I am in shock. But it will be back.
His fans seemed pretty upset by the news and claimed that they loved the show and that it was positive TV, but they might have been the only ones watching since ratings weren’t high enough to make an impact and to keep it going. Therefore, the channel will have to continue to pull in viewers hopefully through Find Our Missing, R&B Divas, Unsung and all of their syndicated sitcoms–clearly they’ll be fine. And so will Roman, since Basketball Wives comes back in August. But so much for focusing on a serious acting career…
Check out a clip from the show you weren’t watching on the next page.
Jennifer Williams hasn’t exactly disappeared since opting not to return for the fifth season of “Basketball Wives” in Miami. She’s still seen out and about at virtually ever reality TV red carpet event in NYC, but one place we haven’t been seeing her is on the television — yet.
While the ex-wife of Eric Williams attended the screening for VH1′s new series, “The Gossip Game,” Jennifer let on that she’s working on a spin-off reality show of her own and since we already know how the Viacom network gets down, you should know this project has Mona Scott-Young’s name all over it.
According to VH1′s blog:
“It came as a shock to many when word got out that Jenn wouldn’t return to the fifth season of Basketball Wives. Arguably the only “real” Basketball Wife, many revered Jenn for her class and maturity on screen. When asked about her departure she simply stated, “It wasn’t for me anymore.” But does that mean she’s over television, too? Lucky for us, Jenn revealed she’s in talks with Scott-Young to create a reality show of her own, embodying the philosophy that when one door closes, another surely opens. A glimpse into her new business ventures with Lucid Cosmetics, or her relationship with new boo Cisco Rosado (who happens to be the founder of CMG entertainment) could work, especially if we see another side of Jenn– the “real” her, and we aren’t talking about Drake songs.”
This doesn’t come as a total shock as Jenn obviously loves the spotlight, and VH1 is known for trying to milk every last ounce of juice they can out of their reality TV cohorts. What would be surprising though, and I hate to say it, would be Jenn’s ability to carry a show by herself. Among the hyper personalities of the women on BBW, her chill demeanor is a welcome presence, but on her own I can see her coming off as very…boring — unless there’s some drama to be seen between her and her man. And, personally, I wouldn’t wish that on them because too many reality relationships have gone by the wayside as a result of these types of television shows.
Despite the lack of a clear vision for the new series — or a premiere date — one thing we do know is the show will not have a storyline about Jenn reuniting with her long lost buddy Evelyn Lozada. According to VH1:
“[F]or those of you who are wondering if Jenn and her former costar, Evelyn Lozada, ever became friends again… Jenn uttered not a single word when asked about their onscreen quarrel. But there was a look! And that look read “Hell to the no.”
That’s probably a good move. What do you think about Jenn getting her own reality show. Will you watch?
Last week we reported on the over the top and seemingly uncalled for Twitter rant being served up by Chad Ochocinco. In what appeared to be his attempt to throw more dirt on her name and hurt her feelings, Chad hurled a tirade of insults towards his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada. During the rant, the former Miami Dolphins player tossed around accusations of infidelity, hinted that she’s a hypocritical Christian, implied that she’s sleeping around with someone from YMCMB and even began attacking her publicist. While it’s unclear exactly what pushed Chad over the edge, it seems that the reality of all that has gone down in his life over the past year is certainly beginning to sink in.
Whatever his deal is, Evelyn has made it clear that she refuses to be his verbal punching bag. While she didn’t lash back out at her ex-husband on Twitter, she communicated both loudly and clearly that there will be legal action taken if he doesn’t put an end to the shenanigans. TMZ is reporting that 37-year-old Brooklyn native had her attorney send Chad a cease and desist letter on Thursday, warning that if he doesn’t quit attacking her online, she’ll have no choice but to see him in court. Sources are also saying that she is considering getting another restraining order against him.
Chad is scheduled to appear in court today for a hearing regarding the early termination of his probation, but a source also says that the prosecutor is aware of the latest incident and has expressed concern. Some believe that it could serve as a possible hinderance to his case. Why Chad would wait until he’s just days away from an early probation termination hearing to start acting the fool, the world may never know.
What do you think of Evelyn’s decision to send Chad a cease and desist letter? Was she justified in her decision or being overly dramatic?
Her role as one of the stars VH1 reality show, Basketball Wives may be a thing of the past, but it appears that Jennifer Williams never stops working! You probably already know about her fabulous lip gloss line produced by Lucid Cosmetics, not to mention the fact that she’s a principal owner of über popular women’s fitness studio, Flirty Girl Fitness. And now, we’re happy to report that the New Jersey native can add spokesmodel to her resumé, as it was announced yesterday that she is the new face of Ampro’s Shine ‘n Jam product line.
This is a great look for Jen, who appears to be totally thrilled about her latest venture.
“I am extremely excited and honored to become the new face of Ampro’s Shine ‘n Jam line. Ampro is a family oriented company and they have welcomed me with love. The Ampro brand has always been a staple in the hair care market and the Shine ‘n Jam- Silk Edges has become my favorite. It is great for fly-always and keeping my edges silky so I am always red carpet ready! I look forward to my future and my journey with this amazing company. Stay tuned!” she said in an issued press release.
The grandchildren of Ampro founder, Irvin Lansky, Melanie Rudner-Herron and Jonathan Rudner also seem to be elated that Jennifer is the newest addition to the team.
“[We are] very excited to have Jennifer join our long & growing list of #TeamAmpro celebrities,” said Jonathan
“She’s the perfect person for this product line because she personifies everything we try to communicate with our brand message,” added Melanie.
As the new spokesmodel for Shine ‘n Jam products, Jennifer will be the featured celebrity for the line’s global advertising campaign.
Well, it looks like there’s life after Basketball Wives after all. We’re very happy for her!
What do you think of Jen’s latest business venture?
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When Kijafa Vick, wife of Philadelphia Eagles superstar quarterback Mike Vick, and her business partner Blair Sandlain first met, it didn’t take long for the two to recognize that they shared mutual appreciation for affordable fashion. Shortly after, the pair would decide to take risks on each other and turn their passion into a business relationship, more specifically the PNKElephant, a clothing and accessories boutique located on the famed South Street in Philadelphia. Three years later, business is definitely booming as the boutique has become the ultimate destination for party girls looking for something trendy, hot and most importantly, affordable to rock for an fly evening out on the town including sequin dresses, sheer guitar style leggings and the very popular PNKElephant’s signature Girls Hustle Harder t-shirt line.
But despite their personal success and overall fun atmosphere, which can only come from a shop plastered in pink and leopard print, both women will readily admit that running a business has not always been easy. Recently I sat down with Vick and Sandlain, who spoke candidly about the learning curve, which comes from being a first time business owner, and what affect being married to one of the most controversial players in the NFL has had on business.
Hopefully I won’t offend you because I mean this as a compliment but I’m walking around the boutique, going through the racks and accessories such as the Trust No B**ch nameplate necklace and I’m like, Oh Yeah, I seen that on Love and Hip Hop and Basketball Wives: LA. So describe for me who you had in mind as a typical PNKElephant customer?
Blair Sandlain: We like to think of ourselves as the ultimate party destination where women can come and get their club outfits, cocktail/after hour outfits. If you are going to the club or going to the lounge, we like to think that when people come to us they are going to have a good time.
Kijafa Vick: And it is funny because when we started out, we started as just an accessory store, we didn’t really want to go into clothes but it was like every girl that came into the store would ask for clothes too. And we’re like, ‘okay we can’t miss out on all this money [laughter]; let’s try it out.‘ And we did. Last April, we started with just a little bit [of clothing] and the response was amazing. So we were like, ‘let’s do it, let’s sell clothes too.’
Do you do your own personal shopping for the boutique?
That sounds like a lot of fun?
Sandlain: A lot of fun? [laughter] It is a job.
Vick: No lunch breaks [more laughter]
No lunch breaks? Well how many hours do you spend in the shop?
Vick: She lives here [pointing to Sandlain]
Sandlain: Yeah, I do like 12-hour days. You know, she has a whole family, a whole situation; husband, kids, house…so I just have her on the phone with me most times -
Vick: All day long…
Sandlain: And we’ll go over numbers, everyday, every week and you know, we’ll recap. I’m in the store a lot but she is still involved. She knows the day-to-day happenings and what is going on. She knows how much money we make [laughter].
So how did PNKElephant come about?
Sandlain: Actually, I was selling jewelry out of my house. And my friend was staying with me. He is a fashion designer and Kijafa found him on Facebook. She would come up to get her clothes custom-made by him because he is a great designer. And he would always show her my accessories and I would be at work because at the time I had a full time job; I used to work for Footlocker’s Corporation office. And so, she asked him if [I was] looking for a partner because I want to get into the business. And I met her and we just kind of clicked from there.
So from concept to implementation, how long did it take to get PNKElephant up and running?
Vick: A little less than a year. When I met her and we were doing business. I just kept riding by [the location] and was like, it’s a store here. I’m going to call and see how much it is. I called and it wasn’t outrageous. And I was like, come on, let’s do this. She was a little nervous because she was working but she was finally like, alright I’m going to do it. And we opened up. I think that was like March we found a building. And we opened up June 1st .
Shaunie O’Neal and VH1 representatives promised that “Basketball Wives” would be turning over a new leaf for season five of the show. They claimed that they would be cutting back on “excessive physical confrontations” and so on during last season’s reunion show, after disgusted fans threatened to boycott. Even the show’s resident fist throwers, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman promised to do better. Unfortunately, it seems that all of the cast members didn’t receive this memo. According to TMZ, Suzie Ketcham and Kenya Bell got into a plate-hurling, fist-throwing fight at an L.A. restaurant during filming of the show last week.
It hasn’t been revealed exactly what led up to the fight, but it’s being reported that things got completely of hand when Suzie and Kenya found themselves in a heated word exchange. According to sources, although Kenya was supposedly removed from the cast last year when VH1 was handing out pink slips, she was temporarily brought back into the mix so that her issues with Suzie could be settled.
At first, the altercation was limited to simple bickering, then Suzie took things a step further and threw a plate of meatballs on Kenya. Of course, Kenya reacted to the assault. Sources say that Kenya immediately went after Suzie and punches were thrown. VH1 producers had to intervene, prying Suzie and Kenya apart. If you’re wondering whether or not other cast members were present during the showdown, the answer is yes. Ironically, when the fight appeared to be escalating, sources say that Evelyn and Tami got up and walked away, claiming they wanted no parts of the drama.
Although I can’t say for sure, something tells me Tami and Ev may have had some sort of hand instigating the confrontation. I suppose we will have to wait and see, as sources also say that the fight will be shown during the upcoming season of the show. The “Basketball Wives” franchise honestly seems like it’s on its last leg. I hope the ladies have some other gigs lined up.
What are your thoughts on this? Will you be tuning in for season 5 or are you completely done with the show?
Who needs professional fashion designers anymore? Celebrities love to start fashion lines. And now pseudo-celebrities are starting them as well. Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has announced that she is launching a new clothes line called “Vida Luxe,” which she debuted at the close of London Fashion Week, according to The Huffington Post. “I wanted to do something big, and I thought that launching this overseas would have a great affect [sic] on the line. I figured ‘go big or go home!’” she told Celebuzz.
No official photos have been released of the presentation, but so far, what has been seen of the line isn’t getting great reviews, as HuffPo reports, “We don’t know if the collection is entirely tacky. All we have to go off is a few sketches and Evelyn’s personal style, which consists of too-tight, too-embellished, too-over-the-top ensembles (Exhibit A and Exhibit B).” Lozada has a different take: “It’s very feminine and flowy and will fit all body types. It’s just so much fun. Lots of colors and patterns,” she explained to Celebuzz. We’v attached one of the drawings above, which Lozada tweeted.
Lozada brought her reality TV co-stars Shaunie O’Neil, Suzie Ketcham, and Tasha Marbury to the debut.
There’s nothing particularly objectionable about the dress in the drawing, but nothing exciting either. But seriously, are you just tired of celebrity fashions?
There isn’t much to say about this other than how do these outfits get worn out of the house, much less to a fashion show, and much much less to London Fashion Week. But that’s what the cast members of “Basketball Wives” Miami/New York did this week, and thankfully photographers were there to capture that fashion faux paus times five. All we see is prints everywhere so we can’t even tell what’s a boot, leggings, dress, or capris, but what we do know is that this ensemble is one word: tacky. Caption this photo and tell us what the heck is going on here.