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When the DJ that’s interviewing you calls you a “professional side piece,” it’s obvious that nothing you say will be taken seriously. Maybe that’s what “Love & Hip Hop NYC” cast member, Raqi Thunder thought when she sat down with Hot97 to discuss the latest season of Vh1′s cash cow. Raqi was being reckless with her tongue as she provided the hosts with insider information about Joe Budden’s bedsheets, his drug problem and her being the reason he’s even on the show.
Calling herself the “Hip-hop confidant,” Raqi lets is be known that she knows the ins and outs of the industry and has no problem calling anyone out, including the host, Ebro. Raqi goes on to tease about a rapper who wears a diaper, Joe Budden’s p*nis photos and even calls him her “gay bestie.”
Raqi Thunder: I didn’t get on the show by exposing the quote on quote ‘rappers…’
That you’ve had sex with…
RT: Right. Absolutely not. I kind of keep that in the cup until a major payday…just kidding. That’s not how I got on the show, but ironically, yes, every chick on the show has smashed a homie.
Check out more of her interview, including her confession that Joe Budden is sleeping on Target sheets, on HelloBeautiful.com.
Well, it was good while it lasted. I guess. Maybe.
The NY Daily News is reporting that radio personality Tom Joyner and his wife, fitness guru and ESPN correspondent Donna Richardson, are no longer together. A source has told them that Joyner and Richardson split up weeks ago in a “mutual but not exactly amicable” decision. They’ve been married for 12 years.
The source also added that there were “outside parties” involved which lends to this divorce. One can only assume that “outside parties” are another man or woman, suggesting that there was infidelity. This could get ugly, folks.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to hear the Tom Joyner Morning Show where I live anymore but I’d heard that he hadn’t been mentioning Donna’s name on the show as often as he used to. At one point, Tom would add a “You know, Donna and I…” to just about every sentence. They’ve always come across as a really good couple so it is unfortunate to hear that it has come down to this.
The couple have no children and neither Tom’s nor Donna’s reps returned calls or emails from the Daily News.
Did you think they’d make it or were you one of the people who didn’t really see how the two of them got together in the first place?
Even with the petition, which had collected about 200,000 signatures, Edwards said she wasn’t sure what was going to happen. At that point, Joyner offered to pay the debt. “Would you stay on the line and give me your account number and all the information, and I’ll pay the $10,800 dollars,” BlackAmericaWeb.com quotes him saying on the air. Jacque Reid, host of the show’s “Insider Her Story” segment, said Edwards had wanted to be on the show to warn other parents about this sort of thing. “You know, she didn’t want any money, she wanted them to forgive it so she could just go on with her life,” Reid said. “And I want these parents to know these private loans ain’t nothing to play with,” Edwards added among her final comments. “It will come back. If you lose a child they will drive you crazy. They have been times, I mean, all I can do is fight off not taking my own life, because this stress.”I call and say, if I’m going to be two, if I’m two days late I call them and tell them so they won’t call me, because the calls is so stressful. If I’m going to pay like, if my payment is due on Wednesday, if I call Wednesday and tell them I’m going to pay Friday, they’ll write that down and they’ll tell me the calls is going to continue until you pay. And they do.
You may have caught Rickey Smiley’s latest entertainment venture, The Rickey Smiley Show, on TVOne, or heard about Terrence J leaving his mainstay, BET’s 106 & Park to pursue other hosting and acting gigs. These celebrities are now coming from behind the mic of their hosting jobs and onto the big screen of television and movies.
Before they were known for the Fast & Furious movie franchise, their upcoming fashion or make-up line or their OWN television network, these 15 celebrities paved their way to stardom as television and radio hosts.
As the star of his own syndicated morning radio show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Rickey Smiley has more to smile about. He is now coming from behind the mic and onto the television screen with the premiere of his TVOne sitcom, The Rickey Smiley Show.
Before Wendy Williams was Wendy Williams, she was a college student at Northeastern University searching for radio jobs.Soon after graduation, Wendy made a pit stop in the Caribbean taking her first job at WVIS in St. Croix with the intention of staying one year before heading back to the U.S.
“When I got to the island, there were a few things that I already knew. Number one: I am not here to make friends or fall in love,” she says. “…So, I had no friends by design. I had no sex by design because I couldn’t afford to slip up and get pregnant.”
When she finally made it to New York, it was at Hot 103.
“The DJs were all Hispanic and Italian; they didn’t have a black,” she says. “Blackie at your service…Ironically speaking, you know what he loved about me? He loved that my skin was black and my delivery was white.”
Soon, she was on the radio, making public appearances and making cash. Williams goes into detail about her beginnings in a Mediabistro interview, care of their program “My First Big Break,” available below.
Full Disclosure: I was an editor at Mediabistro before coming to Madame Noire.
I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that Steve Harvey is the black version of Ryan Seacrest…or better yet, the black male version of Ellen. These are people who a lot of other people seem to like, and therefore, they get asked to hold like every job available in entertainment. Already the host of a highly popular radio show, an author, and the host of “Family Feud,” Steve Harvey is now set to host a syndicated talk show in Chicago that will be ready in the fall. According to a statement given to the Chicago Sun-Times, Harvey’s show will bring a “funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to life’s everyday moments.”On top of that, he’ll be covering everything from family issues, to parenting and you guessed it–dating and marriage. Sounds like we will have a TV-version of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man on our hands. The 55-year-old TV and radio personality will definitely be trying to save some relationships and doing so in a comedic manner. Sounds like a pretty good idea and not too many people are doing it anymore…but I’m just saying, can he share some of the many forms of employments he’s got? Next thing you know, he’ll be trying to be a judge on American Idol…
Will you be watching Steve’s new talk show?
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Michael Ealy doesn’t have to say anything to get our attention but we especially love it when he’s saying good things. When the actor stopped by the Breakfast Club this morning to talk about some of his upcoming roles, he cleared up the persistent rumor that Halle Berry’s “crazy” just because she’s had her share of bad relationships. He also talks about wanting to get married and pressure to have kids, plus I love his noticeable discomfort with some of Charlamagne’s questions and how he keeps it professional.
Here are some of the highlights of the interview:
Is Halle Berry really crazy?
Listen, she’s a good friend of mine. I never felt like she was crazy. Not once.
Thoughts on Reality TVWhat bothers me the most about reality shows is the content itself. I think it’s disturbing and I don’t think it’s contributing to the betterment of society in any way. People like to see a train wreck and it speaks volumes about society as a whole but I’m worried abut the children coming up thinking the way to resolve a problem is to grab somebody’s head and start fighting.
On whether he’d like to get married
I would love to do it technically “the right way” if possible. Listen, my parents have been together 43 years so I think that has kind of set a certain mold.
Are your parents ready for grandkids?
They’re more than ready. I told them that I can give them grandkids….I can literally give them to them [but] I’m not quite ready. I think it’s important to be responsible.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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