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It Wasn’t Me: 14 Reality Stars Who Avoid Blame

April 1st, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
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Reality television is like a study in psychology.  There are some people who are extremely cognitive in making “good” TV, some who seem confused about what they signed up for, and others whose own actions confuse them and that’s when the finger pointing happens.  We’re all very aware of the possibilities of editing, or the use of frankenbites, but for some people, they seem completely oblivious to their own behavior and are dedicated to expressing how [insert fall person/editing device] is really to blame.  So let’s get to it:

Who Were They Before Reality TV? Reality Stars’ History Revealed

October 4th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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Ever wonder what Evelyn Lozada or Stevie J did before they were reality TV stars? You might be surprised to know. They had to be doing something before cameras followed their every move for us to see. Find out who these 15 reality stars were before the cameras.


Joseline Hernandez

Joseline’s past comes up quite a bit on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, since she was an adult dancer at King of Diamonds in Miami and Onyx strip club in Atlanta. Now you know Joseline couldn’t be just any str!pper, she claims that she was a “…classic str!pper. The top-of-the-line str!pper,” in an interview with Funky Dineva. Yes, let her tell it she was the best to ever do it.

Pregnant BGC Star Ashley King And NBA Boyfriend Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident

August 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

Police officers were called to the Colorado home of Denver Nuggets player Ty Lawson and his pregnant reality TV star girlfriend Ashley King aka Ashley Pettiford, TMZ reports.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Ashley, who is most known for her role on Oxygen reality show Bad Girls Club, tearfully told officers that she and Ty got into a verbal disagreement after she overheard him on the phone speaking to another woman the night before. She reportedly went on to say that after the argument, she began packing her things to leave, but Ty stopped her by shoving her onto the bed. According to reports she reacted by throwing his phone and breaking it. In turn, he reportedly placed her phone under water.

Ashley, who is six months pregnant, went on to tell police that despite being shoved, she was sure that her baby was okay because she felt it moving around after the incident. Both Ashley and Ty were placed under arrest. Ashley was arrested for criminal mischief due to the damage she’d done to Ty’s phone. Ty was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence and criminal mischief for the damage he’d done to Ashley’s phone. They were both later released from jail on $1,000 bond.

Reality TV Pays Real Money: These Salaries Will Shock You

July 25th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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Source: WENN

It seems like everyone these days has a reality show and it could be for good reason. For starters, you can get some serious cash allowing cameras to follow your life and dive into your business. We have all seen the craziness known as “real life” documented on television, but how much are people willing to expose for a check?

Check out these reality star salaries. You may be shocked or not as to what networks are willing to pay.

You Signed Up For The Wrong Show: Reality TV Stars Who Should’ve Been On A Different Series

December 21st, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Now that most of my favorite reality TV shows are a few seasons in, I’m starting to feel like I actually know the cast members, and the more I find out about them, the more I can’t help but feel like a few have signed up for the wrong show. I’m not talking about the typical, nobody on this show is really a basketball wife, so why are you wrongness, I mean people whose personalities and issues would actually make them better for a different series altogether.
Click to see what I mean.

K.Michelle on Her Beef With Tamar: “I Wish Miss Piggy The Best of Luck”

September 28th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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K. Michelle has stepped on a number of toes since she joined the cast of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Whether she was beefing with her co-stars or other reality stars, she’s never afraid to speak her mind. She brought that same candidness to our exclusive interview with her. See what she had to say about everybody from Rasheeda’s husband Kirk to Tamar Braxton.


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“Who Gonna Check Me Boo” and Other Pop Culture Sayings Birthed By Our Fave Reality Shows

May 29th, 2012 - By Marissa Ellis
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It took a long time for television execs to hop on the reality show bandwagon after MTV debuted the format with The Real World in 1992 but nowadays, it seems that reality shows are the norm. Not only have reality shows provided a way for networks to deliver cheaper programming, but they have provided another level of exposure to those folks who may never have been heard before.

Case in point: before reality TV, mainstream audiences got their slangs and Black sayings from hip-hop music – the only medium where Black folks were able to wax unfiltered. But now, reality shows have helped Black folks once again expand their reach into popular culture. How? By allowing the Tamis, Evelyns, Tamars and Chrissys of the world to express themselves freely. Their creative way of words has etched their sayings onto the minds of many, and we’ve selected the funniest and most resonant sayings that have emerged from these reality television characters.

Reality TV Decoded: 10 Reality Stars Who Earn Millions

April 27th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Reality television is a complicated business. Some shows get immensely popular and springboard everyday people into celebrity stardom, but that fast track to Hollywood isn’t for everyone. However, there are those lucky ones who manage to build their brands, or expand their existing empires, based on their participation in America’s guilty pleasures. While some reality stars make little to no money at all—the average is about $5,000 a month—personalities who appear on popular shows like The Real Housewives franchise can make $8,000 and up per episode, and millions of dollars beyond their TV presence alone. It’s reported that the Real Housewives of New York racked in $75,000 per episode last season, while the Kim Kardashian and her family recently signed a deal worth an estimated $40 million for three more seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. With millions of dollars floating around in the “real worlds,” Decodes the financial gain of some of reality TV’s most notable personas. —Starrene Rhett Rocque

Check out who these millionaire reality stars are at

What We’ve Learned From Ratchet Reality TV

January 4th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Ahhh, reality television. What did we do without it? I personally can’t imagine my life without the ratchetness of Love & Hip Hop, The Housewives of Every City, Basketball Wives, The Braxtons and… well, you get the gist. Although reality television offers a very orchestrated look into the lives of “average” folks and celebrities, there are some lessons to be learned from the trials and tribulations of cast members. Here’s what I learned personally:

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Blood Is Thicker Than Water Even Though Your Blood is Engaged in Foolery 
Remember when Gloria Govan was on the Miami cast of Basketball Wives and was part of the first reunion? We don’t even know how she even made the cut considering executive producer Shaunie O’Neal couldn’t stand her butt.  Gloria’s sister Laura slept with Shaq when he and Shaunie were still together. SMH.
When Shaunie confronted Gloria about her sister, Gloria refused to put any blame on her and wouldn’t even recognize having an affair as wrong. Wowe! I know you gotta have family’s back but I’m not sure if I would completely act like what my sibling was doing wasn’t questionable. But I guess when you’re shady yourself, you learn to put up a front 24/7.

Is Reality TV Stimulating the Hoe Economy?

November 22nd, 2011 - By MN Editor
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"draya"By Selam Aster

It may be a bad economy for most folks but one thing’s for sure, hoes be winning these days. From Kim Kardashian to Amber Rose to Evelyn Lozada, women with sex tapes and high-profile affairs under their belts have given hope to a new class of social climbers thanks to reality television. Sadly enough, many young girls and women no longer have to aspire to achieving success via education or traditional entrepreneurship.

It was funny at first, seeing these basketball mistresses, strippers turned Flavor of Love contestants, video groupies and sex-tape having, publicity hounds with last names that start with K get some shine on TV. But now, it’s obvious that reality television has degraded society’s standards.

Watching Draya, the resident ex-stripper/groupie, on the Basketball Wives LA show on Vh1, talk about being a career woman dedicated to taking care of her son and her mother as a single mother herself on last night’s reunion special, I couldn’t help but laugh at how she made such a show about “working hard.” I guess this is the new image of working hard; getting a boob job, posing naked for men’s magazines, leaking a sex tape, and having the luck of landing a reality show documenting one’s trivial squabbles with frenemies. Yes, we’re officially in the Kardashian era.

I can’t hate on these women for making their money. No sirree. By all means, do what you gotta do. What I can’t appreciate, however, is how these women, many of which have married into money or capitalized from exposing their assets, praise themselves for “working hard.” The media is no better in terms of feeding into the idea that gold-digging is a sport.

The only message that comes through in the stardom of these women is that with a bit of plastic surgery and a dash of luck, you too may be able to just ditzily stumble onto millions. I’m not a staunch feminist, but I do know that everyone who has ever capitalized off a sex tape or who has invested in marrying a baller cannot be credited with setting a good example.
Since the barrier to entry for the next Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Draya or Superhead is so low, we now have more and more young girls abandoning the idea of education in hopes that they can hit it big with reality television, where the raunchier your past, the better your future seems to be for a potentially short-lived yet lucrative shot at celebrity.

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