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When you go from a person who is probably locally known in whatever town you live in, to someone who is known through out the nation, I’m betting it can be a little jarring. You begin to get perks, people are putting you in the likes of a celebrity, and you get offers to get paid for just being you. If you’re a person who has earned this fame by pursuing and excelling at a talent, it might be annoying, but people are more prone to understand why you think people should know you. However, when reality stars have done it, their fame then turns into infamy.
There has been a lot of allegations that certain reality stars have let their fame go to their heads, so let’s take a look at a few, and if I missed anyone, let’s sound off in the comment section:
The phrase ratchet reality star almost sounds repetitious since there are few, if any, individuals on reality TV with redeeming qualities But these stars here are some of the most notorious on the tube, and quite honestly, the worst 15-minute celebs we’ve seen in the past few years.
To put it simply, Stevie J is scum and think he’s God. Sorry to break it to you Stevie J, but you’re just ratchet. He has no respect for women and makes everything a joke (remember his strip club threats?) I feel sorry for Mimi and Joseline. They have a problem on their hands forever.
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Her role as one of the stars VH1 reality show, Basketball Wives may be a thing of the past, but it appears that Jennifer Williams never stops working! You probably already know about her fabulous lip gloss line produced by Lucid Cosmetics, not to mention the fact that she’s a principal owner of über popular women’s fitness studio, Flirty Girl Fitness. And now, we’re happy to report that the New Jersey native can add spokesmodel to her resumé, as it was announced yesterday that she is the new face of Ampro’s Shine ‘n Jam product line.
This is a great look for Jen, who appears to be totally thrilled about her latest venture.
“I am extremely excited and honored to become the new face of Ampro’s Shine ‘n Jam line. Ampro is a family oriented company and they have welcomed me with love. The Ampro brand has always been a staple in the hair care market and the Shine ‘n Jam- Silk Edges has become my favorite. It is great for fly-always and keeping my edges silky so I am always red carpet ready! I look forward to my future and my journey with this amazing company. Stay tuned!” she said in an issued press release.
The grandchildren of Ampro founder, Irvin Lansky, Melanie Rudner-Herron and Jonathan Rudner also seem to be elated that Jennifer is the newest addition to the team.
“[We are] very excited to have Jennifer join our long & growing list of #TeamAmpro celebrities,” said Jonathan
“She’s the perfect person for this product line because she personifies everything we try to communicate with our brand message,” added Melanie.
As the new spokesmodel for Shine ‘n Jam products, Jennifer will be the featured celebrity for the line’s global advertising campaign.
Well, it looks like there’s life after Basketball Wives after all. We’re very happy for her!
What do you think of Jen’s latest business venture?
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Just yesterday, we reported that
ratchet reality television star, Erica Mena “announced her pregnancy” via the Instagram pages of a few of her pals, when they posted photos of her holding what appeared to be a protruding baby bump. Eyebrows raised as this “announcement” came only days after video footage surfaced of Erica engaged in a gritty catfight in a New York City nail salon. Erica’s pregnancy also appeared a bit sketchy, as her current boyfriend Rich Dollaz told the YBF that he was completely unaware that Mena was with child and that they would have to discuss it once he got back from Houston.
Now, things seem to be going in a quite peculiar direction. The “Love & Hip Hop” star sent out a pretty conflicting tweet once she was sure that her “baby bump” photos had circulated.
“LMFAO! Assume and you make an A$$ out of yourself!” she tweeted.
Oh, because releasing photos of yourself holding your protruding belly at the same time that your friends begin referring to themselves as “auntie” isn’t implicative that you’re expecting a child. To make matters worse, photos of Erica guzzling down a bottle of Patron (posted above) on the same night that she announced her pregnancy have also surfaced. In addition to the photographs of her downing a bottle of liquor, her stomach appears rather flat in photographs that were taken on Saturday at Stadium nightclub.
It’s wild to think that a woman her age would fake a pregnancy, but it’s not as if she hasn’t displayed obvious signs of having poor judgement in the past. Mena has not directly confirmed or denied being pregnant, but it seems pretty apparent that she is not expecting. We can’t say for sure what on earth would posses her to fake her pregnancy, but considering how much she loves attention, the thought of this all being a sick publicity stunt doesn’t seem far fetched. Thirst knows no limits.
Hit the next page to see the flat-stomach photos of Erica from Saturday. What do you think of all of this? Is she or isn’t she?
Many reality stars pursue business ventures – though some more successfully than others. There are those stars like Nene Leakes whose Real Housewives of Atlanta fame catapulted her into A-list stardom with roles on Glee and Celebrity Apprentice. And then there are others who didn’t take advantage of their television opportunity and disappeared into reality TV oblivion with no Plan B to fall back on. We’re not talking about them. Here are fifteen reality stars who you may think have nothing going on but have established somewhat viable businesses when they’re not filming.
Most of us have already figured out why Oprah’s really interviewing the Kardashians, but telling people she sold her soul to the reality TV devil just to keep her drowning network afloat likely wouldn’t fly for her brand. Hence, Oprah’s come up with a more earth mother, journalistic explanation for her controversial interview that she hopes will quiet the sellout backlash that’s been directed her way. Here’s what she wrote in a personal message to viewers:
Ok my friends I had the longest interviewing session I can ever recall, talking to ALLLLLLLL the Kardashians. I had never met them, nor seen the show. I did a full on Kardashian Kram in preparation, watching major shows from every season. I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon? Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego centered? Are they really “famous for being famous” or is there something more?
I “GOT IT” … those answers +more. Those of you who watch the show know they hold nothing back. This interview I’d say was another level of forthrightness and honesty. Who surprised me the most? Scott. Lamar and Khloe. Kim.
Everyone who’s asked was the marriage a publicity stunt? Why did she leave after 72 days? Her answer leveled me.
Please note that this show will air Sunday at 8/7 central not its usual time. Followed by Part 2 of my conversation with 50 Cent at 9/8c where he talks about things you wouldn’t imagine coming from him. Meditation. Outgrowing his audience. What really matters now. I had a great eye opening experience with him and released a lot of my preconceived notions and judgement. I’m loving this NEXT CHAPTER I get to do for myself what I intended for you the audience: Open the heart space, expand the way we see things, especially each other.
A great day on OWN beginning with Super Soul Sunday at 11am/10c with Devon Franklin (thanks for your many “likes” on that one), hope you’ll tune in. An insightful visit with the Kardashians, every single one of them except 2 year old Mason. Then FIF.
Fif? She’s really rocking this pop culture thing now isn’t she? Oprah has clearly gotten caught up in the Kardashian magic. She sounds like Star Jones after she sat down and talked to Evelyn—something about these shady characters just captivates people and turns them from enemies into friends instantly.
I can’t imagine anyone of the siblings saying anything different from what we’ve already heard from one of the zillion interviews they’ve done before, but Oprah obviously seems to think so.
Check out the promo clip here. Will you watch Sunday?
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UPDATE: After 72 Days Of Marriage, Kim Kardashian To Finally File For Divorce
Kim Kardashian seemed to move on rather quickly from her five-year relationship with Reggie Bush when she married Kris Humphries a few weeks ago. It’s one thing to move on to a new serious relationship in a matter of months, and a totally different thing to tie the knot. Sure, it happens sometimes. But it certainly was quite a coincidence that Kim found her life long true love — in time to cash out to the tune of $17 million through the related television specials, photo sales and gifts. Or was it? Celebrity gossip impresario Necole Bitchie is reporting that the E! network actually arranged Kim’s marriage to Humphries in order to set the gravy train running. She reports on her blog that:
Now, sources are claiming, the whole relationship and marriage was arranged by E! and Kris Humphries wasn’t their first choice. In 2010, E! allegedly began searching New York City for a pro athlete that Kim could date while filming Kourtney and Kim Take On New York. A-lister such as Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were already taken and NFL prospects were slim so the producers set their sights on the New York Knicks. An E! network rep allegedly approached New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, and asked if he would be interested in going on a date with Kim for a featured segment on the show, but although Dan was interested in meeting Kim, he wasn’t interested in doing reality TV. They eventually approached New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries who was down for the cause, and soon after Kim began to attend all of his games. As the first season of ‘Khloe and Lamar’ wrapped, it was announced that Kim would be getting married. The rest is ‘Hollywood Royal Wedding’ history.
Read the whole story on the Necole Bitchie blog.
In this day and age, this type of arranged marriage should not be too surprising. The Kardashian clan has made its fortune on the back of the overexposure of the most intimate aspects of Kim’s sex life, so it only makes sense that she would make something like marriage into a source of further enrichment. Plus, most people these days — especially young people — are ready, willing and able to do anything for money and fame, and reality TV is seen as the primary means towards achieving those ends.
Reality TV doesn’t take any talent, only ruthless ambition and the ability to share your personal life dramatically on camera. If you can — like Kris and Kim — engineer drama and intimacy at the request of a network like E! that is willing to pay, this is a deal that most people would take in a heartbeat. Shoot, if I knew I would make millions of dollars for marrying a decent-looking rich person on television, it would be kind of hard for me to refuse the offer. As half of marriages end in divorce anyway, what would be the harm in just trying it?
Of course, such thinking dashes many people’s romantic fantasies of union through marriage, but obviously that is not the only reason most people get married. Some people marry for true love, but marrying for money is also just as common. If you can, like Kim and Kris, marry and make money in the process, it is a very similar thing. If truly presented with such an “opportunity,” I have to say that I probably would not do it. But I don’t blame Kim and Kris for tying the knot for purely financial reasons.
What would you do?
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