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Claudia Jordan Comes For Omarosa: ‘This Woman Had A Red Carpet At Her Fiance’s Funeral…How Upset Were You?’
Claudia Jordan has a problem with Omarosa.
So what’s up with that you say? Well, despite the fact that she’s now a woman of the cloth and suffered the tragedy of losing her fiancé, Michael Clarke Duncan, a lot of folks still don’t like her. Just ask La Toya Jackson. No, wait, just ask Claudia Jordan.
You see, Claudia and Omarosa used to be friends, but had a falling out after Michael Clarke Duncan’s funeral.
Apparently, Omarosa didn’t like the fact that Claudia had posted a picture on Instagram from her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan’s funaral as she laid him to rest. Claudia, however, feels that was a minor offense if it was one at all because the picture she posted was in tribute to the Green Mile actor.
See Claudia Jordan’s response on EurWeb.com.
Put Money Where Your Mouth Is: Omarosa To Sue La Toya Jackson For Claiming She Pulled The Plug On Michael Clarke Duncan
We told you yesterday that La Toya Jackson wasn’t too happy with being the one booted from Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday, and after feeling duped by her former team leader, Omarosa Manigault, Jackson had some harsh words for her:
“Omarosa’s fiance passed away not long ago. He had a heart attack – I’m sure she gave it to him.
“She’s a conniving, scheming, cut-throat, probably pulled the cord on Michael Duncan Clarke … and I thought Mr. Trump wasn’t falling for that fake cry. Such a lie!
“When I met her I knew she was a snake, I should have handled her a little differently: They will always bite you.”
“La Toya Jackson’s statement on the March 17, 2013 episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, that the Reverend Omarosa Manigault caused her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan to die, is false, vicious and defamatory…
Ms. Jackson made the statement immediately after having been “fired” off the show, and blames Rev. Manigault for her loss. It is repulsive and of the lowest level of class for Ms. Jackson, who showed herself to be a “sore loser” in making these disgusting statements in the wake of Rev. Manigault’s tragic loss.
As her counsel, we have been directed to pursue these defamatory statements to the fullest extent of the law with La Toya Jackson and any other participating publications or media outlets who repeat or repost these statements.”
If you were wondering, yes, Rev. Manigault is correct. In 2011 she received a preacher’s license and was formally ordained in early 2012. And word on the street is, Manigault is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry as we speak (when she’s not battling people on Celebrity Apprentice). But back to the business at hand. Omarosa, the Queen of Low Blows, definitely doesn’t seem to be playing when it comes to people talking crazy about her and the man she calls the love of her life. And now, she’s coming for blood…and money we assume.
What do you think of Omarosa suing La Toya Jackson over her comments?
The fabulous Nene Leakes made a rather humorous appearance on The Price Is Right’s Celebrity Week. The show cleverly pulled its questions from past episodes of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Celebrity Apprentice” and even gossip headlines, which made for a hilarious four minute cameo.
Host Drew Carey warmed the reality star up by first quizzing her on the cost of a brand new, one of a kind, blue alligator Birkin bag. If you recall from previous seasons of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Nene’s millionaire boo John loved showering with lavish gifts like Louboutin shoes and Birkin bags. That didn’t appear to have helped her out though, as her guess was almost $60,000 off from the actual price, which was $82,500.
“Wooo, the was insane.I have a couple, but I don’t one for 87. Jesus,” Nene reacted to the actual price of the bag.
The next item that Nene was asked to estimate the price of was “a custom-made blonde wig.”
“You’ve had your hands full of a wig like this in the past,” the show’s announcer joked before a photo of Nene’s former co-star Kim Zolciak appeared on the screen.
Nene, of course didn’t know the price of the wig either. While she estimated that it was $2,000, the price was actually $12,000.
“See, that’s why I don’t wear wigs,” she responded.
The show also played on those rumors that Nene allegedly had her Bentley repossessed, and asked her what a brand new Bentley Continental GTC would cost. Ironically, this was the only item that Nene guessed the correct price for. She also used the opportunity to address those repossession rumors.
“Let me just set the record straight. I have never owned a Bentley. I’ve never even driven one. It is not even my dream car, so let’s set that record straight. My dream car is a Range Rove and I drive it everyday.”
It’s difficult not to love her willingness to poke fun at herself… and others.
Check the next page for footage of Nene on The Price Is Right.
It’s time again. Time for another round of the business reality show The Apprentice; an “All-Star Celebrity” version for this season. And this time around, the cast is dominated by African-American apprentice wannabes, all of whom have been on the show before. On the cast are: Dennis Rodman, Claudia Jordan, LaToya Jackson, Omarosa (who is making a third appearance, sure to ruffle the other contestants with her famous diva attitude) and rapper Lil’ Jon.
This comes to a surprise to Dr. Randal Pinkett, who won The Apprentice in 2005. “I am somewhat surprised particularly given the near-absence of diversity amongst the winners. It will be interesting to see if this season’s diverse cast translates into a diverse winner,” Pinkett tells Madame Noire. Pinkett has proven to be a true businessman, having just inked two billion-dollar government contracts for his company, BCT Partners.
It will be anyone’s guess who wins, but EW is counting out Rodman, Jordan and Omarosa (who recently grieved the loss of her fiancé, actor Michael Clark Duncan). Lil’ Jon and LaToya are “sleepers.”
“This is could be the light at the end of the tunnel for the African-American chance at winning Celebrity Apprentice. [Lil Jon] did a pretty good job last time, and maybe he can do better, especially if he’s not stuck with Gary Busey for too long,” notes The Grio.
If you don’t already know, here’s what at state on what is billed as “The Ultimate Job Interview”: The winner gets $250,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. The show is in its 13th season.
Some…most reality television stars are a dime a dozen. Producers find these people on the streets, on the Internet or audition rooms, and no matter if they have talent or not, they are suddenly on your television screen, intruding into your home, and forcing you to ride along on their journeys to be models, singers or millionaires.
But for those few who are talented, and manage to extend that 15-minute window wide, they achieve true celebrity, earn real money and garner awards for their talent. Notorious celebrities from “The Apprentice,” “Flavor of Love,” “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have been taking strides to remove the word ‘reality’ from the title ‘Reality Stars.’
The Queens, New York native initially gained fame in 2008, cumulatively earning more than 3 million as a lead player on the show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” –and was further popularized on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Nowadays, Leakes is busier than ever, achieving a reoccurring role as Coach Roz on the hit television show “Glee” and pushing shoes and wine. She recently turned down a featured spot on “Celebrity Apprentice All Stars,” but will be appearing on a new sitcom this fall on NBC called, “The New Normal.” Recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, Leakes has also just had a grandchild and is looking for a possible spin-off reality show under the patented name, “I Dream of Nene.”
Crazy things are bound to happen at Grammy parties, but getting attacked by a woman who’s sleeping with your ex-husband, isn’t one of the things you’d expect. That’s what “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and former “Deal or No Deal” model Claudia Jordan says happened to her at Drake’s Grammy after party Sunday night.
Apparently the ladies were at the same Greystone Manor Venue in LA, and while Claudia says she wasn’t paying her ex’s woman any mind, the woman kept staring her down until she eventually lost it and swung on her, hitting Claudia in the head. Security was notified and the woman was thrown out while Claudia filed a police report with the LAPD and went to the hospital to have her head and neck checked out.
Claudia told TMZ that her ex recently cut the woman off and she obviously blames her for the breakup, despite the fact that she hasn’t spoken to her ex in two years. I would ask how she knows her ex recently broke it off with the woman if that’s the case, but gossip travels fast. It definitely sounds like her ex was dealing with an unstable creature.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Omaraso Manigault-Stallworth is a smart woman; and the former “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Ultimate Merger” star is trading in her duties as a cast member and producer of reality TV shows for another role in the genre: editor.
The no-nonsense reality TV vet has been named the West Coast Editor of Reality Weekly, a new glossy dedicated to reality TV shows and their stars which launched Jan. 2. Having appeared on more than 20 different shows, and holding a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Omarosa has the perfect combination for the job.
“It’s so interesting because I know reality television inside and out. And sometimes when I’m sitting in meetings they call me the ‘reality encyclopedia,’ because I’ve been in reality since early on,” she told The Huffington Post.
“My Bachelor’s degree is in journalism, so I got the core and the gift of learning how to be a good writer. At the center of all this entertainment stuff is good writing, so I’m very, very blessed to have that foundation. I’m not just the West Coast editor, I actually pitch and cover stories for the magazine, so I’ve been able to use my background in journalism and apply it to this new position. But I think the most important thing that I bring to the table is relationships.”
Omarosa still plans to make a cameo in front of the cameras as well, saying she’ll appear on the season finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” this year. But other than that she said she’s going to “focus on being the best West Coast editor that I can possibly be and make sure Reality Weekly is a huge success.”
Have you checked out Reality Weekly yet? Do like Omarosa for the job?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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T-Boz of the legendary girl group TLC has revealed that she has secretly suffered from complications related to a brain tumor in addition to battling sickle cell anemia. The mother of one, Chase pictured above, discussed this ailment for the first time while filming “Celebrity Apprentice,” and talks about her revelation in the Oct. 12 issue of People Magazine. EUR Web has more:
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed that she has been waging a secret battle against a brain tumor that was diagnosed in 2006.
In the Oct. 12 edition of People magazine, the 39-year-old said that she underwent a seven-hour surgical procedure back in 2006, during which doctors peeled the tumor from her brain stem by making a cut behind her ear.
The divorced single mother of one said she was battling the tumor earlier this year during filming of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” but didn’t want to make it known to the public.
“I didn’t want pity. I was there to help sick children,” she told People.
Because people are often shocked to hear the news, T-Boz has kept it under wraps until now so that she can focus on her acts of service. For instance, in competing on “Celebrity Apprentice,” T-Boz (also known as Tionne Watkins) wanted to focus on raising money for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. Watkins was not interested in gaining pity for herself.
T-Boz has already brought joy to millions through her music. It is wonderful that she is still focused on helping others live better lives despite her personal health problems. In fact, those problems seem to be her inspiration to do good. We salute T-Boz f or her creative spirit and her continued generosity. Hopefully, she will stay healthy for the benefit of herself and her child.
Are you one of those people that bemoans the existence of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” because it makes black women look bad? Well, Nene Leakes has a word or two for you. In an interview with AOL Black Voices, RHOA’s most recognizable castmember says “I can’t represent all black women. I can only represent for Nene Leakes.” *snap*
Check out what else Nene had to say about RHOA and the rumor that her “Celebrity Apprentice” castmate Star Jones put out a restraining order on her.
Do you think RHOA and other shows like it portray black women in a negative light?
Lawyer and T.V. personality, Star Jones spoke exclusively with Black Voices about how she’s over all the drama associated with “The View” her new role as editor-at-large for Uptown Magazine and how she’s saddened by Nene’s recent comments.
Check out the full interview here.
Do you think Star addressed Nene’s accusations with class?