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Finally some positive feedback for Iyanla. After DMX going off on her and Sheree Whitfield complaining about her recent appearance on Iyanla: Fix My Life, the OWN Network show is reaping rewards with the viewers, particularly those in African-American households, according to Nielsen. Moreover, reports Target Market News, Life With La Toya, the reality show tracking LaToya Jackson (who seems to be making a Kardashian-like career out of being on multiple reality programs), was a favorite on the Top 25 chart of black viewers’ favorite shows for the week ending April 14. Iyanla: Fix My Life and Life With La Toya were the only adult-oriented Saturday night shows on the list, reports the site.
Looking at other numbers, Bravo was the week’s most watched cable network and BET had 4.8 million across four shows, such as The Game, followed by VH1′s 4.4 million for four shows.
Fewer African Americans were viewing TV for the week, however. The total number of viewers watching the Top 25, according to Nielsen, was 27.3 million, or three percent less than the previous week,” reports Target Market News.
The top shows for the week among African Americans were the two episodes of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With The Stars.
Haven’t been tuning in to LaToya’s show? (We know you’re watching Iyanla!) Here’s a teaser for the next episode of Life With LaToya. Are you tuning in?
Is it just us or are celebrities these days making more headlines with Twitter shade than talent? These celebrities have made drama and pot stirring part of their personal brand.
America’s favorite case study of familial fame and dysfunction made its way back to the headlines last weekend. Fresh off driveway disputes over the late King of Pop’s estate this summer, the latest Jackson family gossip has LaToya Jackson stepping up to take the heirs of the family fortune under her wing. According to reports, LaToya signed all three of her brother’s children to her Ja-Tail enterprises talent agency. Her nieces and nephews would be the agency’s only clients. LaToya later denied the claims.
It’s tempting to judge the Jacksons. But we have to remember, when money’s involved it’s always about more than money. Money triggers emotions. Add in family drama and income equality and it’s easy to understand how things repeatedly get out of hand.
The breadwinner of the family seems like the best role to be in in all this mess, but the position comes with responsibility and stress. Just ask Michael and Janet. Money gives you more power in business and family. An imbalance of power means one thing – drama.
Even if you haven’t eclipsed your family’s earnings yet, it’s probably something you should start preparing for if it’s in your future. Women are increasingly becoming the breadwinners of their households. And the income gap between rich and poor continues to grow.
We’ve combed the web for advice from financial and relationship experts to help you navigate the rocky terrain where family and funds overlap. Paris Jackson, this one’s for you.
Understand That Money Makes People Crazy
Don’t take it personally when your sister feels you owe it to her to pay her credit card bill, or your cousin tells your aunty you’ve changed. Psychiatrists have proven that people generally feel worse about themselves the more they feel they earn less and have lower social rank than those around them. Try and be empathetic to the emotional impact your difference in wealth has on your family.
Have A Plan For Your Money, Honey
When you experience an increase in wealth, the first step is one of adjustment and planning. Decide what type of life you want to live and the personal financial goals you want to set for yourself. Don’t think about your family during this stage. This is your money, so take care of you first. You can’t help anybody if you’re broke too.
Empower, Don’t Enable
Money doesn’t fix everything. If a family member comes to you with a need, discuss other options that could remedy their problem. Asking for money is a simple solution, but it might not be the best. Use your wealth to empower your family to be self-sufficient rather than taking care of them. That goes for friends, too. Learn from MC Hammer and his 40-member entourage.
Give What You Can & Don’t Keep Score
Only lend money you can afford to lose. If you won’t miss the money, just give it as gift. Money is a notorious relationship destroyer. Avoid feeling bitter about a transaction later by being upfront about your ability to part with the money, and the other person’s ability to pay it back. Furthermore, communicate! Address problems when they arise. If you plan on leaving your money to your kids and giving your siblings the cold shoulder, say that while you’re alive. A lot of money problems are made worse because people are so uncomfortable talking about them.
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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.
Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh? 10 Cute Celebs Who Didn’t Need The Plastic Surgery Or Enhancements
Let’s be clear, there are only like two or three people on this list who you could say look “bad” after delving into the world of plastic surgery. And while some might look okay with their enhancements and changes, if you ask us, they looked perfectly fine, if not fabulous, before they decided to mess with the knife, Botox and other things that changed their features dramatically. Sometimes it’s just good to work with what God gave you, even if you have the money to morph yourself.
It’s clear almost every woman in the Braxton clan has had a little somethin’ somethin’ done, but aside from Tamar, every other sister kind of knew when to quit. She doesn’t look bad per se (though some, like K. Michelle for instance, like to say she looks like a Muppet), but baby girl didn’t need the cheekbone changes and other work. And all the make up that her make up artist piles on, along with the big lacefronts, don’t do her true beauty justice.
Hey All! The entertainment business is very diverse, and sometimes you will see one celebrity move seamlessly from one entertainment profession to another. Singers become actors, actors become directors and sometimes ex0tic dancer become celebrities. Last year IndigoBlack released a list of 8 celebrities who you might not have realized had some past dealings with poles. Here is a newer list. Let’s see if any of these were surprises for you:
Celebrities make a lot of money, and with that money comes an expensive wardrobe, nice cars, vacations all over the world, and of course, multiple homes. Though the Hollywood elite make more money than many of us will ever have in a lifetime, sometimes some of them aren’t so money-wise. Here are 14 celebs who foreclosed on their homes, but thankfully, most of them have plenty of other places to call home.
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.
We were all sort of figuring reality TV networks would come knocking on the Jackson’s door—if they could get on the premises—offering them a show based on all of the craziness that’s transpired between them in the past couple of weeks, but who knew Latoya would be the one chosen? News has just surfaced that the only sibling whose name hasn’t been thrown into the recent custody battle has landed a reality gig and it will be on OWN of all networks.
“Michael Jackson’s sister will be the focus of a new show called Life With LaToya – a fly-on-the-wall series focusing on the singer’s relationship with her famous family and friends as well as her business pursuits.” the Toronto Sun reports.
“Jackson says in a statement, ‘I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family. This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life.’”
If memory serves me correctly, LaToya is no stranger to using her siblings’ fame to create a name for herself. In 1991, she dropped the bombshell autobiography La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family, which accused Joe Jackson of being abusive, and her stints with Playboy and potential adult films didn’t rub the rest of her family too well. Hopefully at 56, she’s learned to be a little more discreet about personal matters, particularly as she’s called for privacy surrounding her family’s current dealings and said the drama is ruining the family name.
OWN co-president Sheri Salata said the docuseries has been in development for months and will debut some time in 2013. Hopefully this nasty custody situation is wrapped up by then. Who plans on watching?
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Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of Micheal Jackson’s untimely death. While fans around the world mourn his death with musical tributes, special memorials and the like, big sister Latoya will continue to promote her latest new book, “Starting Over,” which claims MJ feared for his life that someone would try to kill him.
In her book, Latoya believes that Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter is just the “fall guy” for her brother’s death. She’s convinced that there were other people involved in Jackson’s death, primarily to gain access to his lucrative music catalog.
It’s been two years since we lost our ‘King of Pop’ and he has yet to rest in peace. What do you think about Latoya’s ‘tell-all memoir’ in seeking justice for her brother’s death?