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Months ago, we learned that the cast of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” threw down at the reunion taping. It was a full out brawl with Joseline attacking Tammy, Althea and Mimi.
A source close to the show, who wanted to remain anonymous, told our sister site Bossip that the reason Joseline was so hell bent on attacking her cast members was because she was under the influence at the time.
This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve heard claims or seen evidence suggesting that Joseline is using. Her “husband” Stevie J, even tested positive for cocaine when he was arrested for back child support.
But at this point people are starting to worry about Joseline’s safety as well as the safety of those around her.
The source told Bossip bluntly, “They need to send her a$$ to rehab! Having her film anything else says to Tammy, Althea and Mimi that it’s okay for her to put hands on them. She doesn’t get to act up just because she’s been tootin’”
The source said she’s watched Joseline get high on several occasions but doesn’t know whether or not she’s done so on the set of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.”
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she called her connect to get high right before shooting scenes, but that set is closed once the cameras start rolling and no one can come on set.”
The source said that Joseline is not only a threat to herself but to Stevie as well.
“I’m definitely concerned she might take it too far and kill him. Not necessarily on purpose, but Joseline is uncontrollable when she’s high. Who knows what might trigger her to pick up a weapon and use it.”
The source partially blames “Love and Hip Hop” creator Mona Scott Young, who reportedly knows about Joseline’s habit.
In fact, the source claims that Mona has created a monster.
“She needs help and if Mona wanted to do the decent thing she would require her to go to rehab before doing any more filming. Mona created that monster.”
This isn’t an unusual suggestion. Tammy suggested that she wouldn’t be taking part in this show until they started requiring drug tests.
Mona always says their show doesn’t promote violence but that certainly hasn’t been the case in the past. And if the reunion is going to be as bad as the rumors suggest it’s still not true.
But the question is, should Mona require or ask Joseline to take a drug test? Does Mona allowing her to keep working on the show pose a danger to the cast members or somehow suggest that Mona condones the crazy behavior because it increases ratings?
At this point, I can’t think of a reason why she shouldn’t.
“Maybe Reality Was A Mistake…This Negativity Is Tragic”: Chrisette Michele Already Regrets Doing “R&B Divas”
When I heard the news earlier this year that Chrisette Michele was going to be taking part in R&B Divas LA (as well as Leela James), I was pretty shocked. Sorry, but I consider those type of reality shows as a good look for singers/artists who have been in the industry for years and years, have amassed a decent amount of notoriety, but want to take their career to the next level (and have a little drama at the same time). Michele has only been active in the industry since 2006, and she just seemed like someone who would never give reality TV the time of day. But she has…and now she regrets it. In a lengthy open letter of sorts on her Instagram page, Michele talked about the surprising onslaught of negativity that she’s had to deal with since she decided to be a “Diva,” and how she now realizes that it’s not for her.
“Hey can I write you a letter? Dear fans, Maybe you were right about me not doing a reality show. I have had so much fun staying beneath the radar. I’ve traveled to more countries then I can pronounce and made friends of fans and celebs alike, collabed with my favorite artists (you know I’m a nerdy hip hop head). Truth is, I wasn’t raised on R&B. I just happen to sound okay singing it. I’ve never thought that wearing angel wings and trying to be open about feelings would make people send me evil tweets and receive awful phone calls. A Diva. Maybe that’s not the right term for artists now a days the way it was when Whitney was here. Maybe it’s meaning has changed. I’m truly just here to say hello. On your TV screens to show you who I am outside of this music/Hollywood stuff. Maybe reality was a mistake. Maybe I should stay in my comfortable cave where I’m only loved. Half a million twitter followers, 200k insta Rich Hipster’s and 2.1 million Facebook likes have come from the music alone. From backstage hugs and kisses. From marriage proposals on my open hearted stage. From my quirky ever changing style. From hellos on the streets. From meet & greets. The moments un-telivised. Some people aren’t meant to share their personality. Maybe I’m one of those people. One of those who are protected by the Art. Art is love and it covers. It shields. I don’t see myself doing reality again. I’ll hang out with my pet unicorn in Artist-ville. This negativity is tragic and I can’t transfer these vibes to my Art. I love you. I won’t speak negativity against any one on the show in any further interviews. I won’t speak the name of people who quell my light. I can’t participate in brokenness. Healing is my ambition. Light is my nourishment. Be well. The Rich Hipster Captain #chrisette #ChrisetteMichele #Art #RichHipster #randbdivasLA #rbdivasla #rbdivas #iamstillhere #itsByTheGraceOfGod”
In a recent chat on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Michele revealed she was a little apprehensive about joining the show. In fact, she wrote this on Instagram three weeks ago:
“Gearing up my mind for what is to come. I’m new to this. I’ve only exposed my Art. Now to expose my Heart. Find me on @tvonetv every Wednesday night. I did it because I want you to know me outside of the lyrics. You’ve seen my Art and you haven’t broken it. Now see my Heart, I’m just there to open it. R&B Divas LA.”
She also told Smiley and co. recently that she hopes the show won’t hurt her image:
“I’m pretty human and pretty normal. At the end of the day, I think that’s what goes far. I have a solid fan base for these last 8 years and they’ve been kind to me and full of love and affection. So, I don’t think they’ll change their minds.”
That’s probably what Kelly Price thought too…But what do you think of Michele’s revelations in her letter? And if you’ve been keeping up with the new season of R&B Divas LA, what do you think of her on the show?
Have you seen Lifetime’s new reality show “BAPs“? If we’re making movies into reality shows now, we’ve got a few more great ideas. Would you tune in?
Honestly, we can’t believe there’s not a Barber Shop reality TV show on right now. Cutting hair, talking mess with a celebrity guest every episode? Count us already tuned in.
Taping for the “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” reunion show was cut short earlier last week when almost everyone in the cast came to blows at the same time. It was one of the wildest confrontations in reality television history, but far from the only one. Everyone remembers these reality TV fights which will go down as some of the worst and most famous in the genre’s history.
New York and Pumpkin on “Flavor of Love”
We don’t know what we expected when New York and Pumpkin heated up during the clock ceremony. But it definitely wasn’t for Pumpkin to send a high-speed loogie at New York’s face.
Well, it appears that the spin-off our girl K. Michelle has been vying for is finally coming to fruition. VH1 recently confirmed that the series is in the works and will be airing on a small screen near you come November 3rd. The series is titled “My Life” and according to a press release, will follow K as she juggles her career and relationships while navigating through life in New York City.
“It looks as if ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star K.Michelle finally has everything she’s ever wanted,” the press release explains. “Success, fame, a hit album – but is it all it’s cracked up to be? VH1 will follow K. as she learns to balance life, relationships, and bona fide superstardom with the help of a dynamic group of friends.
It may appear like she has it all together, but nothing is as it seems in K’s crazy world. Notorious for her red hair, razor-sharp wit and fiery tongue, K.Michelle navigates New York City and her life with a renewed dedication to her son, her friends, and her career. K.Michelle has the life she’s always dreamed of, but will it ever be enough?”
It’s also interesting to note that K’s new musical “Rebellious Soul,” which is being directed by Idris Elba, will also be debuting on VH1 in the near future.
Are you interested in checking out either of these programs?
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Lisha Lee and Bethany “Queen B” Bell are two beauty entrepreneurs who have amassed a large following in a short period of time. Lee’s Hair Insanity, Lisha Lee Cosmetics brands and Queen B’s majestic hair artistry have put them both in positions of “ones to watch” in the worlds of beauty and art. MadameNoire talked with both women to find out their secrets to business and creative success in an already crowded industry.
Madame Noire: Please talk about why you decided to get into your respective fields in the beauty industry?
Lisha Lee: With hair extensions, I thought about starting my business (Hair Insanity) about four, five years ago. My hair is very coarse and my hair was breaking off due to flat ironing. I was trying to get my hair the same texture as a friend of mine, who has virgin hair, which is very fine and silky. I thought to myself that there has to be something different to achieving the same desired results for my hair without damaging it.
I started doing research and that’s when I [read] about Brazilian and Malaysian hair. I thought to myself, “Hmmm, what if I got some of this so I can see what will happen.”
Then I came up with Lisha Lee Cosmetics to expand on the success of Hair Insanity. I kind of did it for myself because I love nail polish. I’m not going to sell you something that I won’t wear myself. I wear nail polish, hair extensions, and lip gloss. These are things that I wear on a normal, day-to-day basis. Then you see other women out doing the exact same thing. I just basically took my business ideas from there.
Bethany “Queen B” Bell: I actually never wanted to be a hairdresser. It was something that I was never passionate about. I didn’t grow up braiding or coloring my girlfriends’ hair or anything like that. I wanted to go to school for fashion and changed my mind during my senior year.
My mom had a little heart attack. She was like, “This is my oldest daughter. I can’t spend 50 grand a year while she still can’t decide what she wants to do.” My mom was also getting married that year and where she was getting her hair done they had a school upstairs. So I went to check out the school and decided to try it out and it stuck.
I was only halfway through school and I had a position behind a chair. I built an awesome book and a salon out of the experience. About seven years into my career, I got really bored and needed to play around because I’m an arts kid. I decided to play around with my business of making hair art and ended up on Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” (Season 2). From there I pushed myself even further to create the pieces that I have today.
MN: Lisha, did you have a start-up funds before creating your businesses?
LL: Honestly, I started my business in 10 minutes. I had no money. I had no job. I did all of this on my own, with no help, no boyfriend, no family, nobody but just me.
A few years ago, I got laid off and I thought “Oh my God, what am I gonna do?” Then the hair came in and I did my research. Every time I got money in my hand I would buy samples (of hair). I just put everything into the business.
I spent money on the logo, business cards, brochures, samples, bundles. Of course I was struggling. I was completely struggling. Then in 2012, my mom ended up with lung cancer. At that stage, I kind of put the business on hold for a little bit. For some strange reason in 2012, all of a sudden people just started ordering and I was just making it from there. I didn’t even have a website, only social media links. In 2012 I made $80,000 and in 2013, I made $120,000.
Great news for former “Flavor of Love” fans. Season one winner Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander is returning to reality television!
The show, which will be airing on Oxygen is titled “Aunt Nicki” and will showcase Hoopz’s “chaotic modern family.” Check out a brief description of the series, which has been provided by the network below.
“Nikki ‘Hoopz’ Alexander gives viewers a look into her unique and chaotic modern family, living with her five younger sisters and her 11 nieces and nephews on a ranch in rural Knoxville, Tennessee. With an unparalleled bond, the Alexander sisters, ages 24 to 31, have been together through thick and thin.
Their exploits back home are legendary and these ladies are ready to embark on a new journey down south. Under one roof yet again, their relationships will be tested as Nikki, known as the ‘Mama Bear’ of the family, pursues her dream while also helping her sisters accomplish their own goals.
Will this new chapter in their lives prove that they’re better together, or will sibling rivalry get in the way? Can Nikki do it all — keep up a long distance relationship with Shaquille O’Neal, while being the head of the household, older sister, world’s best aunt and business owner?”
With the exception of seeing her out and about with ex-boo, Shaquille O’Neal, we haven’t seen much of Hoopz since “Flavor of Love.”
Does this series sound like something you’d be interested in seeing?
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Chris Brown just turned down BET’s offer for a reality show. And he’s not the only one who’s passed on a chance for TV time. Find out which one of your favorite celebrities will never do reality TV, and why.
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
The Networks have been begging this adorable twosome to do a reality show for years. But Chrissy told Cosmo that she was afraid they were too normal and boring to pull any ratings:
“I never wanted to go down that route. People think we’re friends with really famous people. We’re not, really. Most of our friends are bankers.”
We think these two could be underestimating their star power.
Legal troubles, love triangles and bad habits are always a good recipe for reality TV. And apparently, Chris Brown has had all of the above at some point in his life, so I guess it was only a matter of time before networks would realize that the troubled singer could potentially be reality TV gold. ‘
According to TMZ, BET is currently the most determined contender when it comes to the networks that are vying to cast Chris in a series. Sources close to the situation are saying that BET has informed several production companies that they are totally down to air a show that focuses on the young R&B crooner’s life after jail and his attempts remain drug free and stay out of trouble following the experience.
If reports are correct, then the network has already gone as far as to hold a focus group earlier this week to see if viewers would be interested in watching the program. The focus group, which was reportedly held in San Fernando Valley, consisted of all African-American females.
Chris has yet to sign a deal with any of the production companies, but in the event that he does, sources say the show will be put on the air.
Would you watch a reality show starring Chris Brown? Do you think this would be a good move for him?
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The last time I did this article topic, I thought that I would have just enough for a slideshow. However, I didn’t realize how many reality stars tried to pursue singing careers. So here we are again, with more.
Now, like last time, there are some good ones, some not so pleasant sounding ones, and ones whose ambition might be a little misplaced. However, let’s acknowledge the fact that it takes a lot of courage to make yourself vulnerable and say: “Hey world, this is an avenue that I’m going to pursue,” so let’s keep that in mind.