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Mimi Faust Chats About Helping To Sell Out Shower Rods Everywhere, Being The Next Kim K, And What’s Next For Her
Mimi Faust has had quite a whirlwind week it seems. Ever since news spread about her adult film coming out (as well as the trailer for the new season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta dropping too) and the x-rated preview for it was was released, tension rods have been selling out for kinky acrobatic folks and her name has been pretty much everywhere. Even TMZ paps followed her around an airport to chat, and with a big smile on her face, she’s clearly happy about all the attention (and you know damn well her man and co-star, Nikko Smith, is relishing all of it). She’s also probably happy about the reported $100,000 she made off of her ‘work’ in the por–I mean, sex tape.
In the video below she was followed and asked about the tape’s influence on shower rod sales, if she was going to put out a line of her own shower rods, if her tape will have as much buzz and be as successful as Kim Kardashian’s tape with Ray J, and about her sex life with Nikko in general. Yes, it was all quite extra. If you’re interested in watching her giggle like a school girl about her risque new career move, check out the video below and share your thoughts (if not, hey, I’m not mad at you).
My general belief is that one person, or more, with a camera in place while they perform a sexual act is a sex tape. However, a person, or more, with a camera and a camera operator in the room (at the very least) is straight up pornography.
Kim Kardashian and Ray J had a sex tape. Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon had a sex tape. Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith, I believe, passed the threshold of sex tape two zoom in and outs and three impossible angles ago.
And this is not the only noted difference between Kim K. and Mimi Faust when it comes to sex tapes. As humorously pointed out by Awesomely Luuvie via The Grio:
“The Kim Kardashian Model won’t work for you if you’re a black woman. It just will not. We are not afforded the same expansive boundaries of sexual expression.
In fact, the use of the word “hoe” when even Kardashian’s name comes up is still rampant (which I don’t agree with, but that’s another issue for another post). Almost a decade later, Kim still can’t step out from behind the shadow of her Ray J sex tape completely.
I’m not sure what Mimi’s trying to accomplish but unless it’s a lifetime of ridicule and disrespect, then she might have picked the wrong vehicle. She needs a mentor, a life coach and a friend in her corner who can tell her to #OccupyASeat. She needs Iyanla to pull her to the side and say, “Beloved, don’t do this!”
There is an element of truth there about Kim K. To this day, even though she is a mother, a successful businesswoman and brand, and almost a married respectable woman, the only thing some people want to focus on is that tape and who hit it first. The other truth to that is despite what everybody has to say, she was still able to parlay, well, parlaying on her back (as well as making fake sex faces to the camera) into a respectable empire – plus she got the man in the end.
Likewise, there are black women who have survived and prospered after sex scandals. Amber Rose is one. Vanessa Williams is another. And then there is Eve, who as we know, can relate to Faust since she is Stevie J’s ex. She turned out just fine (and engaged to an uber-successful businessman). And how can we forget about Stevie J’s current lady, who had much to say about Faust’s performance in the tape, but seems to suffer from amnesia, particularly about the time she flashed the world her birth canal within days of her first appearance on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Point is, sexing (and posing scandalously) on camera does not have to be the shame-inducing calamity it is said to be. If Faust plays her hand right, she can make a serious go at flipping all this into something positive.
Or she can end up like Montana Fishburne.
Whereas Mimi tried to paint herself as the wholesome scorned woman to Stevie J’s sleaziness, it would soon become clear to regular viewers of the show that Faust played an active part in her own victimization. I recall after the first reunion show the time a video surfaced of Faust at the home of or in the studio of Atlanta-based producer Jermaine Dupri. Faust was being confronted by a room full of dudes about her reasoning to stay in a relationship for all those years with a man who repeatedly dogged her out. For some reason, she was filled with bravado, bobbing and weaving in the camera’s lens as she went on a tirade about how all men cheat, and how she was just being “real about my s**t.” As if being open about her dysfunctional and emotionally abusive relationship somehow justified why she continuously allowed the nonsense to stay in her life.
The second season of the reality show began with Hernandez taunting Faust, rather boldly to her face, with the derogatory term Molly the Maid. After being embarrassed again by Hernandez and Stevie J on camera, Faust vowed to stay away from her ex and his shenanigans for good – until he showed up, waving car keys and other trinkets for her. Then she was cool with him (or at least his things). Faust took it as a way to show up Hernandez, but of course, being the triflin’ sleaze that he is, Stevie would soon demand some “lettuce” in exchange for his gifts. When she wouldn’t provide, he embarrassed her once again and made her give back his “gifts.” Faust would intentionally “fall” prey to Stevie again at the end of the season, as she decided to show up to his dual proposal ceremony. Although he had embarrassed Faust, because he had managed to make a fool of Joseline the most, it made everything okay with her.
For some reason, it always seemed like Faust was on a quest to prove to everyone that she was tough and strong. That she could take it like a “real b**ch” and withstand the pain and embarrassment of it all too. Therefore, it would seem that the sex tape would fall right in step with the other bad decisions Faust has committed to over the years (if we are to believe what we see is real on the show) in order to “keep it real.” And per the course, she might just end up with egg (or something else) on her face.
Now I will say that if you are of the impression that the “sex tape” was a staged “porno,” than you have to give Faust credit for having her own agency. Based upon the trailer alone, Nikko really is kind of irrelevant in it all. And as pointed out back in November of last year by Funky Dineva, after initial reports surfaced of this alleged sex tape:
“When your storyline is fading and the love has lost its shine, what else is there to do but produce a sex tape? Well get in the gym and make sure your body is super tight, go to the surgeon and get some top shelf titties, then produce a sex tape. That’s what Mimi and Nikko did. Hell, quiet as its kept, I ain’t even mad with them. This reality TV money is some of the quickest and easiest money there is to get these days. Everyone is trying to get it while the getting is good. What I can respect about Mimi & company as that they were smart enough to orchestrate the entire plan from start to finish. Getting Mimi media training so she can nail her answers when the time comes was brilliant.”
Listen, folks have their own ethics, values and morals. While hang gliding from shower rods on camera is not how I would choose to get money, I also understand that some folks too might frown their noses up at being a broke writer. What I’m saying is that as long as it is legal and consensual, who are we really to judge?
But outside of doing more adult films and getting better appearance fees at night clubs, what bit of longevity does Faust hope to squeeze out of this “sex tape”? According to published reports, she was only compensated $100k from Vivid Entertainment. Therefore, she is going to have to find something to keep money coming in. Perhaps she could start a sex toy line like Kandi or become an adult film producer like that crazy lady Jackie from Basketball Wives LA. Maybe she can work out a deal with Home Depot for a brand new line of sturdy shower curtain rods? I’m really hoping she has a plan, or else, she is once again playing herself.
There’s no denying that Hollywood’s biggest celebrities are also among some of its most beautiful. Toss a rock on a red carpet and you’re bound to hit one of the most gorgeous women you’ve ever seen. But don’t think these lovely ladies don’t have a little help in the beauty department. From expensive spa treatments to the latest in anti-aging technology, Hollywood starlets spare no expense in staying on top of the looks game. So as summer approaches, and Hollywood’s hottest start showing of their goods more than usual, we take a look at some of these off-the-wall beauty regimes.
One thing’s for sure, reality TV weddings aren’t the same as televised royal weddings, but these weddings are just as entertaining (if not more). Reality weddings are usually filled with much drama before walking down the aisle and many of them have been ratings gold, which means it makes sense for Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker to be the next reality stars to showcase their wedding on the small screen. And we’re sure Mama Joyce will keep fans entertained about her thoughts on the weddings — going back and forth from she’s not going to say anything and hopes she’s wrong to she knows her daughter is making a big mistake and she’ll regret it. Oh brother! But Burruss and Tucker’s big day (and the drama leading up to it) hasn’t been experienced by just them.
Here are 15 other major reality TV weddings filled with tears, love, romance, hilarity and much drama.
Beyonce is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world so it comes as no surprise that she is also the subject of incredible speculation and some of Hollywood’s most ridiculous rumors. Though Queen Bey seems to take it all in stride, we couldn’t help but call out some of the most insane, off-the-wall and absolutely ludicrous whispers even a Beyhive hater wouldn’t believe. So without further adieu, her are the most ridiculous beyonce rumors to hit the web.
Can we pause for a moment and just point out how adorable Ciara looks as she approaches her due date? So cute!
Over the weekend, Wonderwall caught up with the expectant mother at the Safe Kids Day celebration in Los Angeles and the singer dished on all things mommy-to-be, including some surprisingly good motherly advice she received from Kim Kardashian. According to Ciara:
“One thing [Kim] said that I believe is so true is that you kind of create your own system [of parenting] that works for you. There are things I can’t talk about — like breastfeeding … But she showed me how [the stroller I love] moves and how it works. We’ve had really fun moments like that.”
Considering Ciara’s baby will only be a year younger than Kim and Kanye’s daughter North West, many are already expecting their kids to be BFFs like their moms. To that Ciara responded:
“We haven’t talked about play dates, but we’ve talked about when my baby comes and the fun we can have [together] as moms.”
Luckily, Ciara’s already having quite a bit of fun as an expectant mother, telling Wonderwall: “What has been fun at times is feeling my baby randomly kick. I’ll just be sitting there and I don’t know how or when the kicks are going to come. It’s a crazy but sweet feeling.”
Since we know it takes two to Tango, Wonderwall made sure to ask Ciara how Future’s feeling about their little one as they start the countdown to his arrival. According to the “Body Party” singer:
“He’s been so sweet. I think sometimes I drive him crazy, but it’s been really cool. We found a good balance so I’m enjoying it.”
Sounds like these two are on the right track. We can’t wait to see their little one when he (or she) arrives!
“Keep Your Whore-ish Past To Yourself”: Nick Cannon Caught Heat From Mariah For Speaking On Sex With His Exes
We told you last week that Nick Cannon got a little too comfortable during a conversation with radio host Big Boy. He was asked to name five women he slept with in the past, and he didn’t hesitate to share:
“Name five? That’s easy,” Nick matter of factly replied before running down the list.
Alright, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger—I’m trying to name people that people already know. Um, Selita Ebanks. Oh! Kim Kardashian! Bow! This is easy.”
He also spoke openly about his honeymoon night with Mariah Carey, boldly stating, ““I f***ed the sh*t out of her” after she made him wait to have sexual relations with her until after their wedding. Of course, his statements didn’t sit well with a lot of folks because of the simple fact that, for one, he could have declined answering the questions altogether, and two, as a married man, you shouldn’t really be sharing details about sex with your wife, or anyone from your past for that matter, with the public.
Well, while out doing media rounds this week, including Howard Stern Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, he was asked what his wife had to say about him giving out too much information. He told Howard Stern:
“She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life because our sex life is amazing.”
And as for what she thought about him speaking on sex with an ex, Kim Kardashian to be specific, he says that Kim isn’t even on Mariah’s radar:
“Honestly, my wife, she doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is…She doesn’t pay attention to that. I’ll say this to the day: The most amazing sex I’ve ever had is with my wife.”
But he did tell Seth Meyers that Mariah wasn’t laughing about him speaking on the ladies he laid in the past:
“She (Mariah) said to me, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, could you keep your whore-ish past to yourself if you’re doing any interviews?’ I was like, ‘Got you.’”
Cannon is definitely an open book, but for the sake of respecting his marriage, he might want to close it up from time to time.
There are lots of rumors floating around about what will be going down on the day that Kim Kardashian becomes Kim Kardashian-West. It’s difficult to draw the line regarding which stories are believable and which ones aren’t so believable, especially since Kanye once claimed that he wanted fighter jets to be incorporated into the ceremony. However, one rumor that seems like it could totally happen is baby North joining mama Kim as she walks down the aisle to meet Kanye at the altar!
“Kim is planning to carry North down the aisle at her wedding,” a friend of the Kardashians recently told Life&Style.
Since Kim’s father, Rob Kardashian Sr., is deceased, it was believed that her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, would be giving her away at the ceremony. But now that her little girl might be joining her on the wedding stroll, the insider claims that Bruce is no longer needed.
“She doesn’t think she’s going to have Bruce walk her anymore,” the source added.
It would be nice for Kanye and Kim to incorporate their baby girl in the ceremony. But we won’t know what’s really going down until the big event unfolds.
Reality television is a guilty pleasure for all of us, so whenever there is any news in the reality TV area our ears tend to perk up. After all, look what reality TV did for Kim K–girlfriend is on the cover of Vogue for goodness sake. In terms of reality TV’s focus on fashion, most of what we’ve seen so far has been the “Project Runway”-type show that profiles the up and comers in the industry. But a few of the fashion shows E! currently has in development hope to switch up that trend with an inside look at fashion favorites, while a few others promise just stick to the mostly brainless stuff that we’re used to.
We know all of this info because just yesterday E!’s parent company, NBC Universal,released an overview of their original programming, detailing all the shows they currently air like “Fashion Police,” “E! News” and “Chelsea Lately,” and the ones that are coming soon, many of which sound quite, well, interesting.
See below for the upcoming fashion shows we can expect to see sometime soon from E!, and head here to read about the rest of their lineup, including a “Lane Bass Wedding” show and a family drama from Christina Milian.1. Gucci
The plot: “The unique love story between Aldo Gucci, the son of the founder of Gucci, and his longtime mistress Bruna Palombo set against family politics, corporate intrigue and the worldwide expansion of the Gucci brand from the unique point of view of Patricia Gucci, Aldo and Bruna’s daughter. Based on Patricia’s upcoming book “The Name of Gucci.”
Our reaction: Sounds like an Italian hot mess. We can’t to see the impeccably dressed Italians bicker and moan. What will the show do to the good name of Gucci?
The plot: ”This docu-series, set in the world of the prestigious global fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg, explores the relationships between an ultra-successful boss who controls the fashion world and her eight eager-to-please associates in training. Culminating at NY Fashion Week, ultimately one will get the highly sought-after yet demanding opportunity to work directly with DVF as her Global Brand Ambassador. An integral part of all major DVF divisions, this chosen ambassador will travel the world representing Diane and her business… if she makes all the right moves.”
Our reaction: In all fairness, this is the most legit show of the bunch, but it’s still reality television. That said, DVF is a total goddess, we can’t wait to soak up all her life advice.
Read more about reality t.v. and fashion at StyleBlazer.com
Nick Cannon has singlehandedly managed to become the king of over sharing, so we’ve kind of grown to expect this sort of behavior from him. However, his recent off-air interview with Big Boy seemed to go a little far—maybe even too far.
“This is LA, that’s the whole purpose: to have sex with actresses, singers, models,” the married actor told Big Boy after being asked how many celebrity women he’s slept with over the years.
After being asked to name five of the women he’s been with, Nick responded:
“Name five? That’s easy,” Nick matter of factly replied before running down the list.
“Alright, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger—I’m trying to name people that people already know. Um, Selita Ebanks.”
After naming four women who he publicly dated and most folks assumed that he had more than likely been intimate with anyway, he wrapped up his list.
“Oh! Kim Kardashian! Bow! This is easy.”
Big Boy, who was clearly thrown off by Nick confessing that he’d been with Kim, expressed that he had absolutely no idea. Nick then proceeded to joke that he probably forgot because of Kim’s high sexual number.
“Yes you did [know] Big. You just forget because there’s been a lot of people since me.”
Speaking of his sexual exploits, Nick also revealed that he and Mariah waited until their wedding night to become intimate.
“[The first time was] on our wedding night, honeymoon style in a house in the Bahamas. That’s a wonderful thing. That’s a real woman right there to make you wait until you get married!”
Before you get to ooh’ing and ahh’ing over his admission, you should probably know that he closed the conversation about their honeymoon night by saying, “I f***ed the sh*t out of her!”
Watch his TMI interview on the next page.