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For a few weeks Tamar Braxton has been expressing that she’s at odds with someone from her team, but exact details about the feud have been unclear. Well, until now that is. According to Funky Dineva, the problems the “Braxton Family Values” star is experiencing have been centered around alleged her refusal to pay her stylist.
Industry rumors suggest that Tamar and Vince have pretty bad reputations when it comes to paying their employees. After becoming completely fed up with the way the Herberts have been handling things, the stylist reportedly requested a contract and all hell broke loose from there. Of course, this is all speculation, but Tamar did call the unnamed employee out on Instagram for requesting a written contract.
“When we met you had 1 client!!! Now you have ‘contracts’ and a ‘manager’ but you have 5 clients… 4 clients cause I’m sleep,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
It doesn’t stop there though, Dineva is also claiming that several band members have also complained about not being paid for their services. It has also been said that there’s a particular recording studio in Los Angeles that Tamar and Vince are no longer allowed to record at because the reality TV couple still owes money for unpaid studio time.
Tamar hasn’t really commented on the accusations as of yet, but she did tweet out a subliminal message, which seemed to imply that recent reports about her have been inaccurate.
I suppose we’ll have to stay tuned to see how the rest of this drama unfolds.
“Basketball Wives Miami” may be a thing of the past, but reality TV veteran Tami Roman has big plans to return to the small screen with yet another reality show.
The mother of two recently began filming a pilot in Houston for her new series, “The Roman Empire,” which The Jasmine Brand reports will feature her two daughters, Lyric and Jazz.
“We are taping this week for an hour pilot and then going forward from there,” the former “Basketball Wives” star recently told the Chicago Tribune.
She went on to say that the show will be a VH1 production and that the storyline will center around her life.
“My focus is getting this storyline about my life in development and making it something VH1 is proud of and brings in viewers.”
In addition to a new reality show, Tami says she’ll also be starring in a new series for CBS soon.
“I have a TV show coming this summer that CBS has asked us not to talk about. It’s with a very well-known and respected Academy Award-winning star. People get to see me back in the lane I was in before returning to reality TV.”
So far no premiere dates have been confirmed.
Do you think you’d be interested in seeing Tami’s reality show?
Tamar Braxton is learning a valuable lesson about why it’s important to keep a tight circle. For weeks the “Braxton Family Values” star has been going on social media rants about untrustworthy people. It all started when the “Braxton Family Values” star fired one of her team members via Instagram a few weeks ago.
“I HATE when people try and act GRAND now that they feel like they ‘made it,’ she wrote in a post that she later deleted. “When we met you had 1 client!!! Now you have ‘contracts’ and a ‘manager’ but you have 5 clients… 4 clients cause I’m sleep.”
Though her initial message was deleted, her campaign against insincere folks only continued.
“When everyone tells you to watch out for someone, you better. Stop trying to be Captain Save-A-Hoe. The only person who can save anyone is Jesus #lessonlearned #wontgetmegain.”
“You can always tell when someone gets caught lying,” she later added. “They get quiet as a church mouse.”
It appears that the “All The Way Home” singer is still pretty salty about whatever went down because she posted yet another cryptic message to Instagram last night about deceitful people.
“I found out I was riding for people who wouldn’t even walk for me,” she expressed in a photo message posted to her Instagram account.
“I HAD to repost because I will NEVER be in THIS position again,” she explained in the photo’s caption. “My mama says u FIND a FOOL you USE a fool! Know people’s intentions FIRST! Watch who they are friends with…if that’s not your type of crew then..RUN!!!…watch how they treat others…do they talk about others???then ..they talk about YOU too! BeCAREFUL who u TRUST & have around you!! Some people are JUST there you USE you!! They will LIE,CHEAT & STEAL!!!…then they move on to the NEXT! Watch who calls u #sis #fam #cousin #girl when they AINT!! 9x out of 10 they out for THEM!!”
We feel you Tamar, it sucks to learn that a person isn’t exactly who they’ve been presenting themselves to be.
Naomi Campbell has been busy making press rounds for the new season of her reality show “The Face” and she’s opening up about some pretty interesting subjects—including her battle against substance abuse. Though she did not specifically mention which substances she struggled with, she did reveal that she’s in recovery.
“I believe in recovery,” the beauty explained during a chat with The Breakfast Club. “I’m in recovery and it’s something that I respect and try to make sure that something that’s in my mind, everyday. I went on Larry King and said it.”
Though she’s trying to distance herself from many of the mistakes she’s made in the past, she adds that she’s still a tough cookie—especially when it comes to contestants on “The Face.”
“Don’t you dare. I’ve paid my dues,” she joked after Charlemagne asked if she still has outbursts. “When I say I’m tough, I mean I like people to be honest to me. I always think there’s room for improvement. So with the girls, as the executive producer, I always bring brands to the show, people that I work with. I want them to have the real life experience as much as possible, so that’s how I deal with them.
The supermodel further expounded on why she’s so hard on the contestants and frequently flips out on camera during a different interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez.
“I do it. It’s not for the entertainment, it’s out of real passion. Flipping out is coming from an emotional place and when it comes to my girls I am like, ‘I am going to question things’. If I don’t think something’s fair I’m questioning it. I wanna know. And I don’t praise them if they’ve done something that’s God-awful, I’m telling them that was awful. I mean, we learn from our mistakes and I’m not here to sugarcoat anything for them or they’re not going to learn and that’s why they come to the face because they want to learn.”
Well, it’s great that she found a way to channel that passion and aggression.
Watch a clip from Naomi’s Hot 97 interview below. Catch her full Breakfast Club interview on the next page.
K. Michelle has been letting us know that she has major plans of starring in her own reality show ever since she announced her departure from “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” last year. And now VH1 is finally confirming the spin-off series.
In a recently distributed press release announcing several new series, the network revealed that production for “Untitled K. Michelle Project” is well underway. Details about the series, which is set to debut in Fall 2014, are still fairly scarce, but according to the release it will “follow the “Love and Hip Hop” star’s bright music career.”
“It looks as if ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star K.Michelle finally has everything she’s ever wanted,” reads the show’s description. “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?”
Speaking of new reality shows, VH1 also announced that they will be debuting a spanking new reality show about iconic New York radio station Hot 97 titled “This Is HOT 97.”
“‘This Is HOT 97′ is a 30-minute unscripted comedy series that gives viewers a look inside this iconic radio brand. HOT 97 is the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, and this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers – they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of ‘This Is HOT 97′ will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. Tune in to the series premiere of ‘This Is HOT 97.’”
Similar to K. Michelle’s new show, “This Is HOT 97″ is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and is schedule to debut at the end of this month.
Apparently both series are a part of a new initiative to bring more diverse programs to the network.
“With these greenlights, we are delivering a diverse mix of bold, big-hearted programs that will reflect and expand on our signature mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia,” said Susan Levinson, EVP of Original Programming and Production. “From scripted, to docuseries to humor to reality, we are superserving our audience with a wide array of cut-through programming.”
Check out a teaser of “This is HOT 97″ below. Will you be checking out either of these shows when they air?
This Is Hot 97
For a few weeks rumors have been circulating that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore has plans to leave the Bravo franchise. The rumors were further fueled when Kenya shared that she is extremely unhappy with the way things have been going this season.
“If Bravo asked me to come back, I’d have to really think about it,” the former pageant queen told OK! magazine “Right at this moment, it’s a very tough question.”
“I don’t want you to take that the wrong way, because I’m nobody’s victim and never will be,” she continued. “But at some point you want people to put aside their differences and back you up because it’s the right thing to do.”
“I will never shrink in the presence of anyone,” she said. “If that is what they would like me to do so they can feel more comfortable around me, it will never happen. You have to just be you and never shrink who you are for anybody.”
It now appears that Kenya’s statements were made during a moment of frustration because when a fan recently asked if she’s planning on leaving the show, the 43-year-old reality TV star made it clear that she doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
We imagine Kenya’s co-star and arched nemesis, NeNe Leakes, is probably gagging at that statement. Up until this point NeNe has clearly been the Queen Bee of the “Housewives,” but now we’re not so sure.
Were you hoping that Kenya would leave the show?
I wouldn’t say that I have a relationship with reality television. I watch maybe three of those shows, then I leave my mental palette for other outlets, like books, scripted shows and creating balloon music. However, one of the reality shows that I watch is “Real Housewives of Atlanta. I’ve been a fan since its first season, and have a standing date with Bravo on Sunday nights. But, has it just been me, but do you feel as though sometimes when you’re watching it you’re seeing a reversal of growth? Now, I know this might be hypocritical coming from a person who just admitted that they liked watching “Adventure Time” via a link, while also admitting that I’m going to be thirty in a few years, but still, I can’t be the only one feeling this way.
As a girl, I always found it hilarious when my father would yell at the television while watching his favorite sports team, and now I’ve adopted that same trait. For the last few episodes of RHOA, starting with the wine tasting brunch fiasco, I found myself yelling at the television, as if these women could hear me. Unlike my father, I wasn’t yelling things that the people should be doing, I found myself yelling things that they should know. ”YOU ARE GROWN WOMEN!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!”
Along with Meg Butler’s hilarious article, I’ve began to feel embarrassed watching it and my other reality shows, but not for her same reason. I find myself embarrassed for the women that I’m watching. Knowing that the freedom to act-now-think-later is gone, and they have an entire audience (and in some cases, children) to have to account for. That’s heavy.
Now, I’m not going to be tough on these participants (this isn’t just about the women, the men are just are immature acting as the women). Lord knows if you have a camera following me all day, you’ll see some pretty unflattering moments. I’m not the most mature, or upstanding individual at all times. I’m also cognitive that though the emotions might be real, certain things are manipulated to increase drama and tension. You put all of that in a fishbowl and that’s what brings the last few episodes of Bravo’s hit series and many other reality shows that are airing now, or just ended their seasons (“Love and Hip Hop”).
But at the same time, I’m just a little dumbfounded by some of the actions. But then again, I’m beginning to see older women outside of the realm of reality television beginning to behave younger as well. There isn’t an age limit on selfies, or posing with your butt sticking out, but you tend to think that that type of behavior is beneath people of a certain age. But no. Social media isn’t just for the young anymore, and you can come across your mentor in a bandage dress taking a bathroom selfie at any moment (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
I once wrote an article about my decision to stop shopping in the junior’s section, only to recently see a woman older than me shopping with her young daughter and trying on the clothes in that same section.
Is it them, or is it me? Am I in too much of a hurry to be a mature adult that I’m forgetting to enjoy my youth? My mother always says that “the only thing that age dictates is how long you’ve been on the earth, nothing else.” So, am I placing ridiculous standards on older women and men? At what point is someone just being themselves, and when does it get to the point that they should “grow up,” if they’re already grown?
Let’s seriously discuss this, because I’m beginning to feel lost in the sea of age-(in)appropriate behavior.
Last week we told you that former “R&B Divas: Atlanta” cast member and executive producer Nicci Gilbert expressed huge regrets about appearing on the show. It appears that her good friend and fellow executive producer, Faith Evans, was also reluctnant about appearing in front of the camera.
“I never wanted to be a cast member so much. My friend Nicci Gilbert, who was the real, original creator of ‘R&B Divas,’ came to me with this idea when I was actually in the process of doing another reality-type show,” Faith shared during an interview with wise&foolishTV.
The mother of four adds that while she was relunctant about doing the show, TV One executives eventually sold her on the idea when they told her that she needed to appear in the series for it to be successful.
“You gotta be in it ‘cause we got to sell the show,” she recalls being told.
Though it didn’t turn out that way, Faith says the original goals of the show were positivity and upliftment.
“The original goal of us being positive and showing that we can come together, which the first season very much reflected.”
As most viewers witnessed, it didn’t turn out that way—something she partially blames the production team for stirring up.
“The person we went into business with on the production side kinda started to feel like it was their thing… I just felt like this isn’t what I signed up for. Once our creative input wasn’t being acknowledged or respected, I knew it was time to go.”
While she has opted not to appear on anymore seasons of the series, she will continue to receive exeuctive producer credits. She will not, however, being contributing creatively to the show anymore.
“I wish them many more successful seasons, spin-offs and all that,” she added.
Will you miss seeing Faith on “R&B Divas: Atlanta?” Watch her interview on the next page.
Angela Simmons has come quite a long way since being the squeaky-voiced younger sister on popular MTV reality show “Run’s House.” After starring in how own spin-off along with her sister, Vanessa Simmons, the 26-year-old entreprenuer went on to establish her own fashion house, AngelaIAM. During a recent chat with VibeVixen, Angela opened up about why she feels she’s a self-made mogul and how she feels about having a new niece. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On the “pull and privlege” that comes with being a descendent of rap royalty:
“I was spoiled growing up,” she admits, “but I’m not a brat. Brats cry for what they want, they don’t work for it.”
“I’m used to the comments, but at the end of the day I’m not concerned, because I know how hard I work. I can go to my dad and my uncle for advice, but other than that, anything that I have today, I’ve worked for. I pour my heart into it, and I live, sleep, breathe, eat it. I’m not going to sit here and prove to someone that I’m working; you’re going to see for yourself.”
On becoming an auntie:
“I am super excited. This is the first baby of the family and I am so happy. It’s incredible. So seeing the sister I grew up with have a daughter is amazing. I’m thrilled to eventually have a child of my own when I settle down at some point. For now, I’m just going to spoil my niece.”
On co-hosting “106th and Park” with ex-boyfriend, Bow Wow:
“We’re like best friends so that was super fun. I’ve known Bow Wow for nearly ten years so it wasn’t weird, it was normal. We’ve literally watched each other grow up.”
On plans to return to reality TV:
“That is definitely in the works. If all goes well, hopefully, you guys will see something really soon.”
On the downside of fame:
“I don’t like when people are so negative and quick to judge the people they feel are on a pedestal. That’s a downside to being in the spotlight. You have to deal with people constantly poking at you or how you look. It’s always something. But that comes with fame. As long as you have thick enough skin, you’re fine. I prefer not to go on blogs, but if they’re commenting on my Instagram, of course I am going to see it. The best thing to do is ignore it.”
Click for more pics from her photo shoot. Read her full interview here.
‘You Would React The Same Way:’ K. Michelle Says People Shouldn’t Make Assumptions About Her Because Of Reality TV
When K. Michelle’s name is mentioned, her angelic voice isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, often times, people are reminded of her intense outbursts that have occurred on “Love & Hip Hop” and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” But the “Can’t Raise a Man” singer insists that people shouldn’t make those judgements and assume she has a bad attitude solely based off of what they’ve watched on a TV show.
“I realize, when I was walking down the street people would run to the other side, that they might not perceive it [my behavior on the show] as good all the time,” she said during a recent appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
She adds that she’s probably one of the more calm “Love & Hip Hop” cast members.
“They think I’m mean. But really, if you ask the producers of the show, they will tell you that I was actually the calmest one on the show. I just had the best climax, so that’s what you got to see.”
The singer also argues that it’s unfair for people to assume they know what she’s like after simply witnessing her intense reactions when placed in troubling situations on the show.
“I don’t think it’s fair at all because they don’t know me,” she explained. “You know what you see of me at that moment. You will react the same way as me to a lot of those situations. I’m just bold enough to do it in your face and not care. So, those reactions from those blogs and everything, I make their hits go up. So they should thank me and or maybe even send me a check.”
Watch K’s interview on the next page.