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Joseline Hernandez Shares How Much Of Love And Hip Hop Is Real And How Much Is Fake: “It’s A Lot Of Acting”
If you watched the most recent “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, I’m sure you remember that the finale made headlines because Joseline Hernandez decided to get up from her seat and lay hands on just about any and everyone she didn’t like. The original target of her madness though, was Althea Eaton, the fiancée of Benzino. Interesting enough, as we also can all remember, Eaton and Benzino were kicked off the show after the brawl–not Hernandez and her man, Stevie J, who jumped up to fight first.
Feeling some type of way, which is understandable, Eaton decided to sue Hernandez (interesting that she didn’t sue those behind the show though). She alleges that Hernandez got high on cocaine and then attacked her while under the influence. As we previously told you:
In the suit, Althea alleges that several eyewitnesses saw Joseline smoking crack out of a pipe backstage during the taping. She also argues that her sworn enemy was high when she attacked her. Considering that Joseline was caught on film punching a sitting Althea in the face, it will be quite interesting to hear what her defense will be. Interestingly, VH1, Viacom and Monami Productions were not mentioned in the suit, which makes Benzino’s previous claim that the fight was staged look a bit shaky.
But it looks like Eaton is the only one from the cast in the dark about whether the fight was real or staged. As part of her suit, Eaton’s lawyer wanted to know if Hernandez fought her client because she wanted to, or if producers instructed her to try and fight Eaton–and she just took it to the next level.
In the taped deposition with Hernandez, obtained by TMZ, she was asked the question, but she didn’t give a straightforward answer. Instead, she reminded everyone of what I think we already knew: There isn’t much reality in reality television.
“Well with reality TV, it’s mostly–it’s called reality, but it’s a lot of acting in the reality world. I say that because a lot of the girls that’s on the show, they act. It’s a lot of acting in a reality TV show, whether it’s “Love and Hip Hop” or another show.”
She went on to say that despite often being so proud to let folks know “I’m Joseline Hernandez, baby” the show doesn’t really show who she truly is.
“I mean, the reality TV show showcases a lot of who we are NOT. I say that because it’s just like, you never know what happens in reality TV. They’ll showcase your music, they’ll showcase certain things, but that’s not who Joseline Hernandez is…”
As I said, she didn’t give a straightforward answer to whether or not her fight with Eaton was encouraged or not, but considering how wild she looked during the three different fights she started within a span of 15 minutes, I would say that was ALL the Puerto Rican princess, honey.
Check out the deposition for yourself below:
Could you see Stevie J and his infamous rat face on “Power”? The reality star and musician is quite the character, so why not?
Stevie seems serious about wanting an opportunity to test his acting skills out on the hit Starz show. Unfortunately, he’s not as serious when it comes to the ways he’s going about campaigning for a role on the program.
Baller Alert caught the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star trying to holler at 50 Cent through his Instagram page, inquiring about an opportunity to be a guest on “Power.” Of course, 50 is both a producer and a star on the show (he plays Kanan), so Stevie hit up the rapper’s comment section to ask that 50 hook him up:
Well, you know what they say: “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” And while most would say an email or a phone call is the best way to go, since 50 Cent is often found clapping back at people talking slick on his Instagram page, I have a feeling he will see it…
But if Stevie can get a small guest role on the show, he has to bring Joseline along to partake in the “shenanigans.” Now THAT would be worth watching. We’ll see if Stevie’s wish was granted when the new season premieres this June.
It looks like that impending million dollar child support case has finally come around to bite Stevie J in the rear end. In 2013, we told you that the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star owed $1,107,412 to his ex, Carol Antoinette Bennett, in unpaid child support.
The following June he was arrested in relation to the unpaid balance. Apparently, he didn’t comply with the terms of his release because we’re now hearing that the producer-turned-reality star has been formally indicted by a grand jury; however, he won’t be arraigned in New York City until February 10. According to TMZ, he’s in the middle of serving out a 30-day rehab stint, which was imposed after he repeatedly violated probation by testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.
“My kids are in high school. My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college,” Bennett said in 2013. “It’s time for saving. We have to make sure that they’re not just prepared academically. We have to make sure they’re prepared financially as well. We had an agreement in the child support order that he would provide insurance. But nothing [has] been covered by Stevie for the last twelve or thirteen years.”
As for people who believe that she’s only going after Stevie because he has reemerged in the entertainment world, Bennett had this to say:
“That’s the misconception. My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at? Okay, he doesn’t have a passport. He still can live; he’s just not going out of the country. It’s just being negligent and not taking on responsibility for your kids, but he doesn’t mind doing it for any other women.”
Sounds like it’s time for Stevie to hit up Iyanla to find out about fixing his life because it’s clearly in shambles at this point.
Stevie J Reportedly Ordered To Spend 30 Days In Rehab After Failing 10 Drug Tests Due To Cocaine And Weed In His System
Even when the cameras aren’t rolling, Stevie J consistently finds himself in some drama.
According to the New York Post and the AP, he’s been ordered to spend 30 days in rehab after failing not just a few drug tests, but 10 since he was initially arrested for his failure to pay $1.1 million in back child support for two of his kids, who reside in Pennsylvania. Stevie J has been out on bail trying to get that situation taken care of.
Stevie J, born Steven Jordan, was ordered to submit to random drug tests as part of the terms of his release, and in 10 urine samples taken from June up until this month, Jordan was caught with weed and cocaine in his system. Judge Andrew Peck just ordered Jordan to rehab to deal with his 0bvious drug habit, which his lawyer tried to argue against. According to attorney Michael Bellinger, if Jordan was sent to rehab, he wouldn’t be able to pay down his debts because he wouldn’t be able to work (Jordan is still out here making music when he’s not filming “LHHATL”). But Judge Peck said in court that at this point, Jordan is pretty lucky that he hasn’t been put in jail for violating the terms of his $25,000 bond agreement.
It’s clear that it’s time for him to sit down somewhere and deal with his drug abuse problems before things get any worse than they already are.
“They Were Boring As Sh*t”: K. Michelle Says Benzino And Althea Eaton Deserved To Get Fired From “LHHATL,” He Responds
When everyone found out that Benzino and Althea Eaton got the boot from “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” I think we can all agree that it was somewhat of a shock. Okay, a little bit of a shock. A lot of wild things are done for storyline purposes on these shows, but considering the fact that Joseline Hernandez went buckwild on everyone at the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, and Benzino and Althea were a big part of Stevie and Joseline’s storyline, it seemed odd to cut them. Obviously, Benzino was pissed:
But surprisingly, one person who thinks the firing was justified is former “LHHATL” star, K. Michelle. She told Wet Paint why:
“If it’s your time to go, then it’s your time to go. I thought Benzino was wilding. I mean, they were boring as sh*t to me, so it is what it is.
I mean, there were other reasons they were let go that I’m not at liberty to say, and he deserved that, to be let go. It was a serious situation…I’m queen of “Love & Hip Hop.” And with Joseline and Stevie too, everybody else is replaceable. Bye! [laughs] I’m just being honest.”
A still testy Benzino was quick to respond, and took the time to do so on his website, Hip Hop Weekly:
“The thing with K Michelle is that you don’t want to get into a negative debate with a former cast member especially when the show did record numbers this past season after she left. I have had many successes in the industry for many years, so she has a long way to go before she can say anything about Zino. Bottom line is the facts are the facts; K Michelle came on the show in season one and made up a story about being beat up, which was a lie, which came out in her deposition in the case with her former boyfriend. When she left ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ after season 2 is when I stepped in and became a main character. I was intertwined with everyone’s storylines, so how is my storyline boring? And then from having Hip Hop Weekly on the show, to opening Sleazy & Zino’s, to my mom passing away and me getting shot, all of these were major parts of this past season. Also, I brought my fiancée Althea on the show, and she became a very important factor in the show’s storyline as well. We broke ratings records without K Michelle! If anything was boring, it was her involvement with the New York cast last season, you barely knew that she was even there. She better hope that her new show does better numbers than that VH1 special they did on her that basically flopped. She better hope it’s not a one and done like ‘Gossip Girls ‘, the Hot 97 show and ‘The New Atlanta.’ But once again, she is one of Mona Scott’s favorites–Mona manages her so of course I expected to hear K Michelle speak on their behalf. In my opinion it’s unprofessional to be the leader of a company and take sides and show favoritism, when it clearly was the whole cast, not just one person, that has made ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ so successful.”
But what do you think? Was Benzino and Althea’s storyline strong enough to keep them on the show? Do you think the couple being fired from the show was fair?
That Was You!? Reality Stars We Didn’t Realize Starred In Some Of Our Favorite Throwback Music Videos
Before the following individuals were known for snatching weaves, being called bullies and giving folks the creep eye, they were just trying to get their bills paid by doing music videos. But who knew they were popping up in some of our favorite music videos? Here are 10 reality stars who we never realized were in some of these popular music videos from back in the day.
Claudia Jordan In “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine” By D’Angelo
Before her days flipping open briefcases for the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and waaaaay before she was made a regular on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Jordan had the awesome opportunity to saunter around D’Angelo in his video for one of our favorite songs from the Brown Sugar album, “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine.”
Some photos we just don’t have words for and this is definitely one of them. On Saturday Stevie J told the world he and Joseline were expecting a child when he announced on Instagram that there were “new additions” being added to the family. We secretly hoped that wasn’t true because, let’s be honest, do we really need these dysfunctional adults being responsible for someone else’s livelihood? Matter fact do we even know if they’re really married or not yet? Unfortunately, our wish did not come true and not only did Stevie J and Joseline confirm the rumors the other night, so did Johnny Gill!
The three entertainers were spotted out at the ATL Live on the Park event with this photo that tells all about the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” stars’ future and we just can’t get over the way Johnny is grinning like this isn’t the hottest mess of hot mess pregnancies! Caption this pic of Stevie J and Johnny Gill rubbing Joseline’s baby bump and tell us what you think these three were chatting about pre-snap.
The second installment of the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion revolved completely around Joseline Hernandez and her troubled relationship with Stevie J. It seemed like the perfect set-up for producers to further delve into the lives of Stevie and Joseline and explore why they are the way that they are. However, judging by a recent tweet posted to Stevie’s Twitter page, producers may have something a bit different in mind.
Coming Soon!!! #StevieandJoselineShow
— Stevie J. (@hitmansteviej) September 3, 2014
Yes, it looks like there may be a spin-off in the works; however, fans seemed to have varied reactions to the news.
@hitmansteviej : if ya r giving what ur giving on LHH ATL! I cannot Watch!;)PEACE
— MOTHERHUSTLER (@MOTHERHUSTLER) September 3, 2014
— Deidre Michelle (@untitled_x3) September 3, 2014
; Roxi ☈ihannaNavi420⚓ (@RihannaNavi420) September 3, 2014
It would make perfect sense that these two would get a spin-off since often times that seems to be the solution when major stars of the franchise can no longer get along with their cast members. After fighting with her co-stars throughout the duration of last season, K. Michelle announced that she would be leaving the show to star in her own spin-off. The same happened with Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones after the pair fell out with co-star Yandy Smith and the show’s executive producer Mona Scott-Young.
Would you watch Joseline and Stevie’s spin-off?
During this season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” Benzino learned that his fiancée, Althea, had slept with his ex-best friend, Stevie J, prior to them getting together. Although such a shocking revelation would in most cases be enough to blow even the most solid of relationships to smithereens, the reality star decided to stick by Althea. In a recent interview with Rolling Out, Benzino defended his decision.
“The Stevie thing doesn’t bother me like it bothers everybody else,” he explained. “I’ve got a list of women … I don’t know if it’s good. My past has been brought up, as far as women in the industry. I’ve been with celebrities. ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ is about women … but it’s the same thing. I can’t too much remember what happens two weeks ago or a month ago or whatever.”
“I think that’s true love,” Althea chimed in. “When you’re getting through obstacles, it’s like you’re going through the worst to be happy and to be with that person. That’s like the test — to see if you really love that person.”
“That was a bad situation [with Stevie],” she continued. “Right after it happened, I realized … that I’d made a mistake.”
As for speculation that she’s only with Benzino for his money, Althea had this to say:
“I am new, so a lot of people don’t know that I have my own business or that I had a deal before.”
Strangely, the pair also confessed to realizing how much they loved one another after Benzino broke into Althea’s house.
“One time, she wouldn’t let me in the crib and I broke the window,” Benzino recalled. “And I climbed through the window.”
“That’s when I knew that he loved me,” Althea added. “And that’s when I knew I loved him.”
“I climbed in and I walked in and she was on the bed and I went and hugged her. But I got through the window. I’m getting through that muthaf—- one way or another. Now I got a key [laughs].”
Earlier this week, we told you that “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Althea Eaton filed a lawsuit against Joseline Hernandez for assaulting her at the series’ reunion show taping. In her suit, Althea also claimed that Joseline’s attack was fueled by drugs, which she allegedly consumed backstage the day the show was filmed.
Joseline’s purported husband, Steven “Stevie J” Jordan recently spoke to TMZ about the drug abuse allegations, which he of course claims are totally false. According to Stevie, Althea began spreading lies about Joseline’s alleged drug use before the reunion was even filmed. As for the lawsuit, the controversial reality star says that it’s simply a tactic for Althea to draw attention from the fact that Benzino slugged Joseline in the midst of the brawl.
“No grown man should hit a woman,” said Stevie.
Unsurprisingly, The Jordans say they have plans to countersue to Althea. Benzino, however, is already calling BS on his ex-friend’s countersuit, but he’s not denying socking Joseline either.
“It’s clear that him and his whore jumped off the couch and attacked us and whatever happened from there was merely self-defense.”
If it’s true that Benzino punched Joseline, he’s dead wrong; however, it’s interesting to note that he did try to prevent a physical altercation from happening a couple of months ago.
“Can someone please tell me why this animal keeps threatening my girl on TV?” he questioned in an Instagram post. “She went from a stripper to a street-walking prostitute to an escort and now a reality star. Althea has never once said anything bad about her, but trust the GREEN-SCREEN GANGSTA won’t lay a finger on her.”
“I can take the jokes and insults but when she keeps talkin’ about violence is where I draw the line,” he continued. “She need to go get her GED and uplift herself cause her music is lacking. I feel sorry for Sleazo violence will not be tolerated.”
Clearly, this drama is going to extend way beyond the next two installments of the reunion special.
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