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“They Shot Me Down Because I Was On ‘Love and Hip Hop.’” Karlie Redd Says Tyler Perry Rejected Her For Movie Role
Apparently, Mr. Perry wants no parts of the foolishness. LHHATL cast member Karlie Redd hoped the reality show would get her some exposure in Hollywood and hopefully open up some opportunities for acting. But it doesn’t appear that things are going so smoothly.
During a recent interview with D.C.’s 93.9, Redd revealed she auditioned for a role in a Tyler Perry film, but they shot her dreams of the big screen all the way down when they found out she appeared on the VH1 hit show:
“I went for a role for a Tyler Perry film and they shot me down because I was on ‘Love and Hip Hop.’
“They said that to me.”
Redd also disclosed that this wouldn’t be the first time she’s lost out on a role due to the show’s reputation:
“There’s been roles that I auditioned for and then they found out…literally I’m on my way to set to work, got the role and everything and then they find out I’m on the show and then they’re like, ‘Uh, no.’”
Besides my suspicion of any actual acting talent on Redd’s behalf, what do these women really think is going to happen post “Love and Hip-Hop”? Do they really see themselves starring opposite Don Cheadle or Viola Davis in the future? I’m no one to dismiss anyone’s dreams, but reputation is everything and I can’t seem to understand how these video vixens and reality stars expect to get taken seriously when their pasts are filled with booty-spreads on World Star Hip Hop and reunion shows where they are beating one another in the head with Valentino pumps. Jesus, be a reality check.
Stranger things have happened. I mean after all, Perry did cast Kim Kardashian in a role. But it just goes to show the easy path to publicity can be very short-term. Well at least she has that promising singing career to fall back on.
Check out video of Karlie’s interview:
Well, some drama has definitely been played out on a public platform today, as Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez just had a public spat on Twitter. Earlier this week there was speculation that they had split, as their Love and Hip Hop Atlanta co-star, Benzino, put Hernandez on blast for doing his friend dirty. He said this yesterday in an Instagram post that he went on to delete:
“So the @baddestputa1 is still threatening #thi and still clowning me on #lhhatl but I noticed she was not at the awards with sleaze hmmmmm I wonder what happened, she S**TS ON EVERYBODY and tries to EXPOSE them WELL GUESS WHAT it’s her time to be EXPOSED stay tuned #lhhatl.
“I noticed @hitmanstevieJ_1 erased all pics of him and @thebaddestputa in Cali #betawards weekend hmmmm I wonder what LIL MISS INNOCENT DID? #staytuned #lhhatl.”
Benzino reportedly also jumped in the comment section of one of Hernandez’s posts to name off different men she cheated on Stevie J with, including Kevin Durant of all people. As for what Stevie J had to say about all this, on Twitter, he spoke as though he was a little heartbroken:
And just this morning the producer put his lady on blast:
Hernandez remained pretty quiet through all this, but this morning she decided to spaz out on Twitter. She posted messages talking about all the men she claimed to have had relations with, with while with Stevie, including Nelly and Drake (yeah right), and posted text messages between herself and the likes of Kevin Durant and Rick Ross. She also claimed to have slept with their driver, NBA star James Harden, given cunnilingus to women at the strip club (there were pictures) and had sex with some of Stevie’s friends. A lot of the messages (especially the images) were a little too explicit to share here, but she hasn’t taken them down yet from her Twitter page. And what is PG (I guess) that I can share is this:
Seeing as how Benzino and Stevie J keep saying “stay tuned,” I’m thinking this is all a big stunt for the reality show, and in a way, I also think Hernandez is just joking about this list of men she’s been with, and just talking crazy out of spite. But then again, it wouldn’t be the first time these people did the absolute most for VH1. But what do you think?
“Girls Look Up To Me” LHHATL’s Ariane Davis Talks Tiring Of Reality Tv, Maintaing Mystery & Mimi’s Sex Tape
It’s a generally understood fact that the cast of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” have very little act right. Though occasionally, we’ll find exceptions. Enter, Ariane Davis. If you’ve noticed, she keeps a pretty low profile on the show. She’s the friend who provides the necessary side eyes whenever Mimi starts waxing poetic about her
strange relationship with Nikko. Who hasn’t been in that position, listening to your girl go on and on about a man everyone else knows isn’t right for her?
What I’m saying is, if we can relate to anyone on the show, it’s Ariane. For the most part, she’s kept her nose clean. The one little bit of juice she ever had associated with her name is her sexuality. Davis is bisexual and last season, she announced that she was seeing a woman. But unlike other lesbian relationships on reality television, Ariane’s seems sincere. And I say sincere because she hasn’t flaunted it and she’s not using it to get more camera time on “LHHATL.” (Looking at you Erica Mena.)
And just because Ariane is currently staring on a reality tv show, don’t think that she doesn’t know how audiences are tiring of them. It won’t hurt her to say this. Davis seems to be clear about the fact that reality tv is a steppingstone into other avenues, not a place for her to rest her hat. And in an interview with Rolling Out, Ariane explained her approach to appearing on camera, why it’s important not to put all of your business out there, why Mimi’s sex tape won’t ruin their friendship and why she’s keeping her relationship out of the public eye.
Why people are losing interest in reality tv shows?
“I think that it has a lot to do with people’s storylines and it not seeming as real as it was before. Things just don’t seem authentic to people anymore. And I can see why people would feel that way. I absolutely feel like oversaturation [also] has a lot to do with why people are losing attention. Nobody wants to continuously see the same thing. It’s cool at first, but you get tired and you don’t give people anything to look forward to.”
“This is why I am taking my time with really letting people get to know who Ariane is. I’m not pushing myself on people or forcing anything on people. Everything that I’m doing and how I’m marking my territory in this reality world, I’m doing it strategically and how I wanna do it. That’s what people really love about me. There’s still a mysteriousness to me and a lot of people don’t have that mystery anymore.”
On why Mimi’s sex tape won’t end their friendship
“No judgment toward my friend, everybody knows I really don’t care for Nikko [but] I’ve accepted her happiness. She says she’s happy. As far as the tape goes, I still have my reservations about it. But it’s here now. It’s out there. She has to live with it. I support her as a friend. I don’t condone what happened. I don’t know if it was a mistake or if it was purposely done. My thoughts stay the same. I feel like it was definitely given to Vivid and I’m sticking to that. That’s just how I feel. But as far as Mimi goes, I feel like we all make lousy decisions sometimes and I feel like this is her one. One huge one. I hope she can make the best out of a not-so-positive situation, so to speak. I hope she can come out on top of this.”
My relationship with Mimi is not new and it’s been over 10 years that we’ve been friends,” says Davis. “I wholeheartedly know her outside of TV and outside of the aggression that everybody else sees. I know Oluremi Faust. And she’s really like my sister. I don’t think a situation like this or anything else can change how I feel about her. Of course, I have some say in how I feel about something. That doesn’t mean I’m going to turn my back on her. Never that. It can be extremely hard to maintain friendships and relationships if you don’t have that control and balance. That’s something I try to keep: control, balance, patience and no judgment. I think that helps me a lot.
Protecting her relationship
My personal relationship won’t be happening on ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ ” she declares. “My personal drama with my significant other, if I have any, is mine. It’s not for anybody to see. If I have any personal drama, that’s my s—. It’s not to be shared with the world like that. I maintain my healthy relationships with privacy, control patience, balance and love.”
The love she gets from fans
“I get all the love in the world,” she says in regards to the public reaction. “I don’t get a lot of negative feedback at all. … People admire me even more now. Because I am so open with who I am. I don’t hide behind anything and I’m not running from myself or trying to please this person. I’m a real person. I’m not a robot. I live my life for me and not for what others think. But it feels really good to know that people recognize real people and embrace it. Girls look up to me — even if they’re not in the LGBT community. They still admire who I am. I’m still a lady and I carry myself like a lady. My sexuality doesn’t define me. I still am Ariane — I just have a girlfriend.”
“The homophobia is real. When I meet people who seem to be homophobic, they’re usually the ones who are into same sex, undercover.”
You can read the rest of Ariane’s interview, where she talks about bisexuality being a fad and what she regrets about her time on reality tv. here.
What do you think about the thoughts Ariane expressed in this interview and her portrayal on the show? Do you think she’s a type of role model for the way women can and should behave on television?
For nearly two years, Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta has brought us the rachet drama we can’t help but love and loathe. To celebrate the show’s third season (which kicked off last week) we’re taking a look back at 15 of the biggest scandals to come out of the Atlanta franchise… so far.
Mimi and Nikko’s Sex Tape
Last month Mimi and Nikko devised a whole new use for shower rods in a sex tape salaciously titled Mimi and Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta.
Last night Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, or as some folks on the Internet have dubbed it, As The Hood Turns, returned to our television screens for a third season of drama and tom foolery.
Monday’s season premiere was far less dramatic than what we’ve come to expect from Atlanta reality TV’s wildest bunch of characters, but we have a feeling that was just a mild introduction to the craziness that is to come over the next couple of months. Check out some of the most hilarious, mystifying, and downright ridicuous moments from last night’s premiere. What did you think?
Tonight it’s going down on VH1, and by it we mean the return of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.” We already know half of the drama to expect on the reality show thanks to Mimi and Nikko, but it seems Karlie Redd and her flavor of the season, Yung Joc, will prove to be quite the entertaining pair as well.
Though we initially had our doubts about Joc’s motives for joining the show, when he stopped by the office he assured us Karlie Redd didn’t pressure him to be on the show. Actually, he decided he didn’t want to be the secret man she was referring to while the cameras were rolling (a la Kim’s big poppa and Kenya’s African tycoon on ATL’s other hot show, “Real Houswives of Atlanta”), which we can understand. Nevertheless, we still had a few questions about their “relationship,” like is Joc cheating on her, which the previews suggest is a big “Yes!,” and how does Joc’s ex-wife feel about their relationship and his foray into reality TV?
Thankfully, Yung Joc was a complete open book — make that a flirtatious open book — so we have all the answers to the above questions and more. Watch the video above and tell us what you think. For Joc’s thoughts on Mimi’s sex tape, click the link here.
“Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Nikko Smith is so in love with his suddenly famous junk … he wrote a song to celebrate it — and TMZ has audio of the phallic ode.
As we first reported … Nikko and Mimi Faust‘s very dirty shower work in “Mimi and Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” has been raking in major dough — and it also inspired Nikko to write “New Shower Rod.”
The song’s an instant Valentine’s Day classic with lyrics like … “Don’t you change a thing, my personal freak” — and “Let me f*** you in the shower, hands up on the rod.”
Listen to Nikko Smith’s song at TMZ.com
This week, Yonce was honored as TIME’s most influential person in the world. While the BeyHive celebrated her laurels, her father had his own celebration for himself. It was revealed Matthew Knowles overpaid child support for his son, Nixon Knowles. Therefore, he does not have to pay support for another 3 years. Lupita Nyong’o had another win to add to her resume. People Magazine picked the Kenyan beauty as the most beautiful person. In other news, Nene Leakes shed some insight on the RHOA reunion fight. One of Usher’s sons has diabetes, unfortunately and Oprah’s stepmother slandered the media queen’s character in their latest feud. Speaking of feuds, Pharrell caused another one with his recent cover art for his single “Marilyn Monroe” and Mimi Faust spoke out about her sex tape and what she will tell her daughter about it.
People might have different opinions on Beyoncé, her music, and the way she lives her life, but we can all agree that she’s an extremely influential individual at this point in her career. Leotards in the club? #Flawless? Surfboard anyone? Time felt the same way, and that’s why she was not only chosen for the 11th annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2014 (listed as one of the “titans” in her field; other categories include “pioneers,” “artists,” “leaders” and “icons”), but they gave her the cover.
It’s that time of year again when People magazine names the Most Beautiful People in Hollywood and this year they have a winner we can stand behind 1,000%: Lupita Nyong’o.
The majority of our televisions remain glued to VH1 for their reality shows like Basketball Wives LA and the Love And Hip Hop franchise. Despite the success of all its shows, documentaries and editorial content, Variety says the network has laid off over 10 staffers. These lay offs occurred in the New York location in the development department. Two major executives, Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland, who were the vice presidents of VH1 East Coast production and development, were included in the staff who were let go.
In a statement released to Variety, a VH1 spokesman said:
“With ratings on an upswing and the pace of development increasing cross platform, we felt it was the right time to examine our overall production and development structure in New York. It’s imperative we accurately structure our teams to deliver the content that our growing number of viewers want from VH1 today.”
You can take away from the statement that, with the network’s success in the 18-to-49 age group, they need team players who are willing to take risks in order to remain relevant. VH1’s programing chief Susan Levison who was hired last year, has focused on restructuring the network. Therefore, she hired television veteran Nina Diaz who serves as the senior vice president of East Coast production and development. The network plans to hire people with the expertise in multi-platform programming because they plan on expanding the use of its app.
This week our lives revolved around LHHATL’s Mimi Faust’s sex tape. While we tried to figure out how she did pull ups on a shower rod in the trailer of her sex tape, we heard August Alsina cursed out Keisha Chante of 106 and Park. While August Alsina becomes more controversial with his personality, Common and Kanye West plans on bringing jobs to Chicago for its youths. Also, Columbus Short and Mike Epps are in trouble with the law for domestic violence and assault. Speaking of the law, Porsha Williams took the most gorgeous mug shot we have even seen. For television news, Orange Is The New Black‘s season 2 trailer gave us life and Scandal’s season finale had a shocking ending. Jump into these stories, below.
For about a year now, it’s been rumored “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star MiMi Faust and her boyfriend, Nikko, had a sex tape floating around. In the newly released “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” supertrailer, the existence of the video was confirmed by MiMi, Nikko, Stevie and Joseline.
On 106 & Park this week, singer August Alsina was a guest, promoting his new album, Testimony. While doing so, he was asked about his issues with Trey Songz. Alsina claimed he told the hosts of the show not to ask him about his issues with Trey before the interview, but when co-host Keshia Chante did anyway, he calmly cursed at her.
We already know Chicago is still going through some things when it comes to youth violence and unemployment in the city. In January, a report detailed the depressing landscape for young, black males in the work force with 92 percent joblessness.To remedy the problem the Urban League partnered with rapper and Chicago native Common and songwriter Che “Rhymefest” Smith to create 1,000 year-round jobs for teens. The music festival will raise funds for youth programs supported by Common’s Common Ground Foundation, and rapper Kanye West’s charity Donda’s House run by Rhymefest and his wife.