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“I Am Overwhelmed”: Bus Driver Suspended Indefinitely For Taking Selfie With Kevin Hart Tearfully Thanks Him For Getting Her Job Back
We told you over the weekend about Genesha Bradley-Douglas, the National Car Rental driver who stopped her airport shuttle bus to get off and take a selfie with Kevin Hart. The incident was videotaped by TMZ, and when Douglas’ bosses at National saw it, she was suspended indefinitely without pay and told by her union rep that she might be fired. When asked if she regretted taking the selfie because her job was on the line, Douglas told Inside Edition, “Now I do.”
Word of all this got back to the famous comedian, and he took time out of his day last Thursday to plead to National Car Rental to allow Douglas to get her job back. He posted a video on Instagram that was viewed by his thousands of followers. After the story spread like wildfire, and people started petitioning to help her, Douglas was allowed to get back to work.
A new interview has come out with Inside Edition where Douglas tearfully thanks Hart and everyone else who supported her for helping her stay employed. In the touching video, she speaks on being overwhelmed by all of the love, especially from Hart.
“Tears of joy. I’m overwhelmed by this video. It’s all over my face but I’m just happy that he would do that for me. I’m just really happy that a celebrity would do this for me. Because he didn’t ask me to get off the bus, I got off on my own. I’m just grateful to him, to you guys as well, for allowing me to come here and tell my side. I just want to say thank you [breaks down]. I feel wonderful. And I have faith.”
Kudos to Hart for using his celebrity to do something that didn’t require much of him, but helped someone else out in a major way.
I’m asking “National Rental Car” to please give Ganesha Douglas a pass. She has learned from her mistake. She nor I intended for this to happen. #LoveMyFans
Kevin Hart may not be everyone’s favorite comedian, but he definitely has a good heart. The comedian helped a National Car Rental driver win her job back after taking a selfie with him on the job.
It all started when Genesha Bradley-Douglas hopped off her bus to take a photo with the comedian. In true TMZ fashion, the outlet caught the entire act on tape and hours later Genesha was suspended. After learning the woman was suspended, Kevin fought for the woman to gain her job back.
The comedian instagramed a video of himself asking National to give Genesha another chance. What happened next is the best part.
National actually listened to Kevin and Genesha won her job back. How awesome is that? We just hope the next time Genesha sees a celebrity she doesn’t stop her bus, and abandon her passengers to take a picture with them.
A trailer has finally been released for Chris Rock’s new film Top Five, which tells the story of wildly successful comedian and movie star Andre Allen (Chris Rock), whose run-in with journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) causes him to reexamine his life and career. Gabrielle Union plays rocks superficial reality TV star fiancée, Erica Long, who’s never around without a gang of reality TV cameramen.
The all-star cast also includes Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. According to Deadline, the film triggered a pretty competitive bidding war last month at the Toronto Film Festival. Paramount Pictures eventually won for a whopping $12.5 million.
Top Five was both written and directed by Chris. Interestingly, Jay Z and Kanye West are credited as co-producers for the project. Judging by the trailer, it’s going to be pretty funny. The comedy is slated to hit theaters in December.
Watch the trailer below. Is this something you’d be interested in checking out?
Good news ladies and gents, R&B singer August Alsina is being discharged from the hospital yesterday, after a week in the hospital. After falling off a stage during his Testimony Live Tour and being placed in a medically-induced coma for three days, Alsina was well enough to be released.
Healthy enough to b Discharged from the hospital today… Scariest time of my life.. but im a soulja & so is God.Thankyou for your prayers.
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) September 23, 2014
And posted this picture and caption on Instagram:
Recovery, it’s a process. I woke from a coma.. God gave me a second chance at life & I’d like to thank each and every person that sent any form and expression of love thru gift, card, flowers or simply your kind words and prayers. I’m a hustler, I’m a worker, I overwork myself at times but I’m a survivor and still here by the grace of God and your prayers. #AlsinaNation #Squadd We still here & time to go harder!
This incident ended up being far more serious than we initially thought, so we’re glad to hear that August is well enough to go home. But we certainly hope and pray he continues to get the rest, nutrition and possible treatment he needs in the future so he doesn’t end up in this same predicament again.
Check out the celebrities who wished August well via Instagram.
It’s pretty awesome to hear that pouring ice water over yourself can raise awareness about a deserving cause. The ice bucket challenge for ALS has raised over $88 million — a number that continues to grow as more people take to social media to promote the cause. By now we have seen endless celebrity videos that have made us laugh — but did they back it up with money? Here are 11 celebrity ice bucket challenges that came with donations. Do you think more will contribute? Are they just being hush-hush about how much they donated?
I get it. When you’re on a show called “Atlanta Exes” and you often answer questions about your ex, you can’t really be all that mad when that’s all people want to talk about. However, sometimes people ask just too many questions and act as if that’s the only thing you’re on this earth for.
I imagine it can get irritating as s**t.
While getting herself together at the airport, Torrei Hart was approached by a TMZ cameraman who asked her question after question about what was supposed to be an uncomfortable encounter between her, her ex-husband and his brand new fiancée, Eniko Parrish, at the strip club in Atlanta. They did in fact all end up at the same place at the same time, but Hart explained that there was nothing uncomfortable about it–he did his thing and she did her thing. But the photog poked and prodded to see if she was offended by him being at the strip club when she was, or if she would say anything negative about her ex. It was a bit much.
If Kevin Being In The Club Dropping $40,000 Was Something Of A Diss To Her
“I don’t know, you would have to ask him that. I can’t speak on his actions.”
If She Was Insulted About The Newly Engaged Couple Entering The Club
“No! I was having a good time. I was with my dude and my friends and we were actually dancing and having a good time.”
If She Thought He Thought He Was Spending Too Much
“He’s worth how much now? I don’t think that was a big issue for him”
At one point Torrei tried to show off her new product, Skimpy Mixers, to show that she is focused on her own life and starting a thriving business.
“Skimpy! This is my product, that’s why I don’t really care about anything because this is in Walmart right now. It’s about to hit military bases and Target.”
…But the photog didn’t really care about all that, and he went back to asking her about Kevin. Torrei started to get visibly irritated.
If His Big Spending In The Club Made Her Want To Spend More
“No, I’m never pressured to do anything. I don’t ever react off of someone else’s actions.”
If They Have her Blessing…
“You have to ask them. I don’t know. I wish them well.”
If She Thinks They Will Last
“I mean, I don’t know. When you get married you want to last, right?”
If She Will Go To The Wedding
“You gotta ask Kevin. I don’t know, it depends on the place that we’re at when they get married. Cause I’m working. I’m busy. I’m busy! I’m just coming back from Atlanta doing promos, like, I have a life too. I don’t just sit around like, “Oh my God what is Kevin doing? Oh my God what are they doing? I’m doing my own thing.”
It looks as though Torrei is growing a little tired of people always and only asking her to talk about Kevin. You can check out that awkward conversation below.
Exclusive: Traci Steele Speaks On Torrei, Kevin And Eniko’s Encounter That Supposedly Went Down The Night Of His Proposal
Earlier this week, VH1 fans were reacquainted with former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star DJ Traci Steele during the premiere of “Atlanta Exes.” The radio personality received quite a bit of camera time after she got into an ugly altercation with one of the show’s cast members, Tameka Raymond. We were able to speak to Traci earlier this week, who gave us the rundown regarding her disagreement with Tameka, rumors that their fight pushed Tameka to quit the show and rumors that Torrei Hart ran into Kevin and Eniko the night of their engagement.
MN: Can you explain the incident that occurred between you and Tameka Raymond the other night on “Atlanta Exes?” It appears that it was edited in a way that made it difficult for viewers to fully grasp what actually went down.
“Yeahhhhh a lot of people can kind of tell [it was edited down]. You have some people who kind of don’t get it, but a lot of people were hitting me saying, ‘Oh, that don’t look too right.’ It looked like I turned up in 3.5 seconds and that’s not the case. There was a buildup to that. It was much longer and a lot more arguing in between that and all of that was cut out, so it looked like she said one word to me and I snapped and went off. And that’s not the case at all.
First of all, I didn’t even know what event I was going to. I had no idea it was a charity event at all. If I had known that, I probably would have tried to bite my tongue as I was walking out being disrespected by everybody, but I still would’ve held it in. I didn’t know that and I still didn’t know until the next day when Tameka called me and said, ‘What’s going on? Why was you acting like that at my charity event?’ I was like, ‘Oh, that was a charity event?’ I’m like, ‘Damn, I did not know.’ I had no clue, so you know, the next day I had to apologize to Tameka because I had no idea that was for your son. In the past she sold clothes and when I walked in, I thought that’s what she was doing again. It was like four people in there, so when I walked in I was like, ‘Okay, nobody is here. She selling clothes. Oh, okay. That’s what this is.
As soon as we walked in, she was just like she normally is, really standoff-ish and hard and a little rude. She was snapping on my girl and I’m like, ‘Dang, we just walked in the building. You going in on Torrei. Torrei really and truly was just defending herself, but everyone is going in on Torrei. I get why they’re going in on me, but they’re going in on Torrei because, ‘this is not the time and place.’ Well, hello? She [Tameka] was literally reading her [Torrei] up and down. Talking about what she got on and trying to play her. Nobody is going to stand for that. So Tameka basically started that and Torrei finished it.”
MN: Did you know Tameka prior to the event? The show left viewers under the impression that you two had just met at the event.
“Yeah, we worked together a few times prior to the event. I’ve done events with her—either hosting or DJing events for her and her kids. She hit me probably about a month prior to that event and she asked me to do some promo for some charity work that she was doing. I was like, ‘I got you.’We definitely know each other. She has my number, I have hers.”
MN: What is your relationship with her like now?
“I mean, it’s the same that it was before. We were never friends. I thought that Tameka, hmmm, she’s a cool person that has gone through so much that she’s really abrasive almost. You just have to let her be and stay away from her. Even in the conversation I had with her the next day, I had to tell her, ‘Do you understand that when you speak to people, you belittle people? Do you know that you do that?’ Tameka has been through hell and back, so I think she’s just real hard from everything that she’s gone through.”
MN: There were rumors awhile back that the argument you guys had made her quit the show. Was there any truth to those rumors or are you not allowed to comment?
“I can speak about whatever the hell I want to and VH1 will just have to come for me. Her and I did not fight, but Tameka feels like, ‘You know what, I don’t want to be a part of anything that is going to be turned up.’ But you gotta understand, if you’re going to talk to me reckless, I’m gon’ act reckless.’ That’s how I am. Everybody moves differently. I don’t do well with disrespect. She thinks that she can be slick at the mouth and say anything to anybody and they’re just supposed to take it. What? What world is that? So that’s how that happened. Tameka was like, ‘I’m not going to be a part of something like this.’ So you know, everybody talked to her, including myself after I apologized and she realized, ‘Okay, I’m going to continue on with this.’ She didn’t quit, she thought about it and then she figured, ‘I’m going to continue on with this because at the end of the day, I want to make everybody aware of what I’ve been through and what I’m doing now with my charity,’ and you know, try to raise awareness for her son and all the things she has going on. So she made the decision, ‘It’s best for me to be on the show because I’m doing so much and I want people to see what I’m doing.”
Yesterday, when people asked Torrei Hart to react to her ex husband proposing to his girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, she threw a bit of shade. In case you missed it, she said that her new man– a real man–supports her in a way Kevin never did, and then the nail in the coffin came when she insinuated that Kevin would most likely cheat on Eniko just like he did with her.
After watching the first two episodes of “Atlanta Exes,” I have more sympathy for Torrei but I still wish she would say no comment sometimes or politely dodge the question.
But it would seem the proposal set her back a bit because earlier, in an interview with Necole Bitchie she actually had some very nice things to say about Kevin Hart and even working on being friends with Eniko. Check out a few of the highlights.
Well you know, I really have chosen not to speak on Eniko anymore. And honestly, I have no issues or anything with Eniko. I actually gave a lot of issues I have up to God. I did a bonfire. And I forgave everyone in the situation.
You know, things don’t work out sometimes. And I was hurt by the situation, but now I’m in such a good place that I’m even open to being friends with her. Believe or not. You know that I mean? Whereas before I thought I’d never, ever want to be friends with this woman. But now I’m so in a good place, and just- wow. Things happen in life a for a reason. And understanding that reason and giving it up to God and just moving forward.
So whatever happened in the past between them two, I hope they stay happy and are always happy. I found a new love that I’ve been with for 10 months. And he’s amazing. I’m happy with it. I’m happy!
Like I said, for me to want to be friends with that woman, she’s always around my children and she’s with Kevin. And I want Kevin to stay happy because he’s my kids’ father.
Why she said she didn’t want Eniko around the kids in the first episode of “Atlanta Exes”
You know what, you also have to understand, that clip was filmed back in January. And we’re in August now. And also, when my friend Christina was asking me about that situation, in that moment, I was speaking on when everything first happened. So people have to understand timelines and you know, you change. And you go through different emotions and phases. When you’re going through it, it’s a healing process.
Does she think she made Kevin a better man?
I do! Now is it- excuse my French- f*cked up? Yes it is! because it’s like, you know, ‘I did this for you to reap the benefits? Oh hell no!’ But then I think like, I learned a lot from Kevin. Kevin is the hardest working man I know. He taught me work ethic. He’s showed me that whatever dream you have, if you do the work and truly believe and trust God, it will happen. He gave me two beautiful children. My kids are so amazing. They trump everything.
So with that being said, yes. I do feel like he’s a better man because of everything we went through, for the next woman. But also I’m a better woman for my new man. So it all works out in the end.
And since they were taking this walk down memory lane, they asked Torrei how she and Kevin met and how he proposed to her, again remember this was before Kevin’s proposal to Eniko…and they did ask. Plus, the story was pretty cute.
On How She Met Kevin:
I actually met Kevin at community college in Philadelphia. Me and Kevin had a class together but we never spoke inside that class. And Kevin was in the cafeteria one day and he’s just standing on the table- and I guess he was standing on the table because he’s short- so he’s gotta make his presence known. And I walk over to the table and I was just looking at him like, ‘This little guy is funny.’
So you know, and when he got off the table I was like, ‘Yo, you are so funny. And you need to be doing comedy. Why aren’t you doing comedy?’ And he’s like, ‘It’s funny you say that because I actually am going to do comedy and I have a show and why don’t you come to the show?’ And he invited me the show.
So, I go to the show. Me and my girlfriend went to his comedy show and he bought me a drink and some chicken wings and asked me to hold his phone. And in my mind, a guy says,’Hold my phone,’ we go together! Because pretty much, don’t no man give up his phone. [laughs] So yeah, and from that moment we were kind of always together pretty much!
On How Kevin Proposed to Her .
Well you know what, his proposal was kind of like- first of all, he wanted to move in together after four months of being together. And I was just like, ‘My parents have been married for 40 something years and I don’t just shack up.’ So you know, that’s just not what I was gonna do.
So, he was like,’Ok.’ So he went and got a ring and was like, ‘Alright, well we are together now. And you’re my fiancée.’ It wasn’t like no formal proposal or anything. It was like, ‘Here’s the ring. You belong to me.’ And you know, me being so young, I’m like, ‘Ok. I belong to you. Put the ring on my finger. Let’s do it!’ So thinking back, it wasn’t a formal proposal. But honestly, that’s me and Kevin anyway.
A couple of nights ago, Kevin Hart proposed to longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish. The proposal didn’t come as much of a shock, as the lovebirds have been together for quite some time now. But what made the proposal so ironic was that it occurred the night of the “Atlanta Exes” premiere—a reality show that Kevin’s ex-wife, Torrei, is starring in.
As if all of that weren’t awkward enough, TMZ is reporting that the trio ran into each other at Magic City in Atlanta shortly after the proposal. Apparently, Torrei, the cast and her new boyfriend went to the popular strip club to celebrate the show’s premiere and Kevin hit the same club with Eniko to celebrate their proposal.
Sources say that Torrei and the girls were there first and Kevin and Eniko strolled in around midnight. One source adds that Eniko and Torrei were seated within eyeshot of one another, but they did not acknowledge each other. Kevin reportedly “made it rain,” dropping nearly $40,000 on the exotic dancers, while Torrei and her guy looked on dispassionately.
As previously reported, Torrei commented on her ex-husband’s recent engagement, stating that it was “beautiful.”
“I think it’s beautiful. Love is beautiful,” she said during an appearance on The Ryan Cameron Show. “I’m actually in love, too. My man was there last night as my show was trending No. 1. Ratings were through the roof, and he was right by my side supporting me 100 percent.”
She did not, however, express much optimism about the possibility of Kevin and Eniko living happily ever after.
“He cheated on me. What makes her any different?” she questioned.
The awkwardness continues…
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When news broke that Kevin Hart proposed to his longtime girlfriend Eniko last night, people had all types of things to say. Naturally, there were well wishes but there were also those who suggested that Kevin proposed to Eniko last night specially because it was the night “Atlanta Exes” premiered. And as many of you well know, the new VH1 reality show follows the ex wives and girlfriends of famous men in the industry. And Torrei Hart, Kevin’s ex wife, is on the show.
Folks were wondering if he proposed on this night to… I don’t know rub salt in Torrei’s wounds, send a message that he really is over her…who knows.
Either way, Kevin got wind of the comments and a few minutes ago, he took to his Instagram page, to offer a bit of clarification.
I wish y’all could see my face when I read some of the comments that you guys leave….I just want to take a second to share some COMMONSENSE with you guys!!! August 18th was @neekibaby actual Birthday…it wasn’t the day before or the day after. I will say this one more time & never repeat myself again….I wish my X Wife nothing but the best in life…I’ve moved forward with my life & have been doing so for the last 6 years. The only thing that was on my mind yesterday was making sure my lady had an amazing 30th B Day. I’m happy to say that my now FIANCÉ was blown away by the entire evening. #MissMeWithTheBullshit #KillNegaitivityWithPositivity