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And Action! Reality Stars Turned “Actors”

November 14th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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If you’ve been watching TV One’s “Hollywood Divas,” then you’ve seen actress Golden Brooks express her disdain for realty stars who end up snagging roles that could go to legitimate and trained actors. That means she’s definitely not feeling these former reality stars who’ve made the switch to acting.

Tami Roman

Tami Roman is a reality star two times over. She first lived her life in front of the camera on the second season of MTV’s “Real World.” Fast forward 20 years later and Roman, now a divorced mother of two, was brought in to “Basketball Wives” to spice things up. But in her absence from the world of reality TV, she landed small parts on “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Married… with Children.” Roman most recently starred in a few independent films as well as co-starring with Halle Berry on CBS’ “Extant.”

Locked Up: Shocking Reality Star Arrests

September 24th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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These reality stars may be living it up on television but they’ve also spent time in some not so nice digs behind bars, too.

Reality Star Arrests

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Apollo Nida

For several seasons, Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida were a young couple in love raising two small children on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” But when the new season starts up, Nida will be noticeably absent. That’s because he’s serving eight years behind bars after he was accused of stealing more than $2 million from over 50 victims and pleaded guilty to mail, wire and bank fraud charges. Considering Apollo was locked up for the same M.O. before we shouldn’t be all that surprised.

#MrAndMrsHarris: Tiny Silences Divorce Rumors

June 29th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: BET via IG

Source: BET via IG

T.I. and Tiny have been living out their private marital issues in a rather public manner lately. At one point, things got so bad, that fans were unsure if the couple would make it. But it looks like the couple may have just been expreriencing a rough patch (as most marriages do from time to time) that they were able to work through.

If you’ve been watching the BET Awards along with us tonight, you may have caught a glimpse of the lovebirds looking super cozy in the audience tonight. Not to worry if you didn’t catch it though, Tiny made sure everyone knew that they were at the Nokia Theater as a couple tonight.

In the middle of the show, she shared a photo of herself seated with her hubby (above) along with a caption that reads:

“Guess who’s back RED

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

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.