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A couple of months ago, rumors were spreading that Nicci Gilbert’s time as an “R&B Diva” was rapidly coming to a close as her real-life diva attitude was proving to be too much for her fellow producers and castmates. Now The YBF is claiming to have confirmation that those rumors are true and Nicci has officially been nixed from the cast.
Though ”R&B Divas” has become a success for TV ONE, TheYBF.com has learned that former Brownstone member and show co-creator, Nicci Gilbert, was given the axe. A source from the show’s executive production team told us that market research they conducted showed that viewers just didn’t connect to Nicci. In fact, we were told that 95% of those polled said that Nicci was their LEAST favorite diva. WOMP.
Apparently the production team doesn’t want to publicly announce the firing until Nicci’s replacement — which has been rumored to be singer Kelly Price — has already been put in place. Though that news hasn’t been confirmed yet, what does seem to be set in stone is an L.A. spinoff of “R&B Divas” whose cast is said to be announced soon.
As for Nicci’s fate, I imagine the creative team will do what was expected when this rumor first hit the web — pay her a producer credit and cancel her talent contract. From her twitter timeline, you wouldn’t guess she’d just been fired though. The singer has been tweeting all sorts of pro-”R&B Divas” messages all day. Guess she didn’t see the writing on the wall.
Is/was Nicci your least favorite diva on the show?
Nicki Minaj is probably over the moon about Mattel’s latest creation, a Barbie version in her likeness.
This doll won’t be sold in stores so you don’t have to worry about fighting other parents in stores this Christmas. Instead, it will be auctioned off at CharityBuzz.com.
Get the full story at BlackEnterprise.com.
Last month, Lil Wayne told GQ that he wanted to be a better father than his own. Well, this weekend served as a little bit of proof about how serious he is about his commitment to his children. This weekend the rapper escorted, Reginae, his oldest child with ex wife Toya, into her Cinderella-themed birthday party.
You check out some pretty cute pictures of the evening over at TheYBF.com.
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When the Real Housewives of Atlanta get together, you know drama will ensue. The stars of just one of Bravo’s hit TV shows spoke with JET magazine for their November issue. And the topic of conversation was… each other.
The housewives, who experience periods of fluctuating turmoil and tranquility, friendship and hatred told JET magazine what they really thought of each other.
Sheree on NeNe: “I wouldn’t trust her as far as I can throw her.”
on NeNe: “She’s a hustler….She’s about getting paper. She’s always got something in the works.”
on Kim: “She’s the type of person who knows how to play dumb when she wants to but really knows what’s going on…”
Kim – revealed that she finally stopped smoking once she got pregnant.
Cynthia on Kim: “We definitely had some tiffs, but only about trivial things. But on the show it ends up looking like big things.”
on Phaedra: “I almost feel like she was that girl at home looking at the tv going, ‘Let me on that show!’ I call her Fake-dra.”
on Kandi: “She’s real, she’s down to earth. But Kandi is not easy to get to know. I actually find her kind of mean.”
on Sheree: “Sheree is very mean spirited. I think Sheree thinks she’s everything. She’s got a bad attitude.”
Whew! That was a lot but it’s nothing we shouldn’t except from this lot.
Are you a fan of the show? Do you plan on watching the new season? Who is your favorite Atlanta housewife?
We can’t help but love the Mowry twins. They’ve grown into real role models. Nice to see child stars that didn’t end up on the wrong path. Apparently we’re not the only ones interested in the sisters. The Style Network picked up a reality show featuring the sisters aptly titled “Tia and Tamera”. During the first couple of episodes we watched as Tamera planned her wedding to Adam Housley.
In an exclusive interview with The YBF, Tamera Mowry gushed about the behind the scenes details of her wedding, how her family received Adam and waiting until marriage.
Tamera, let’s get right to it. You and [your husband] Adam got slammed with hateful comments and criticism about your interracial relationship. Especially as soon as your engagement photos hit the net. Why did you choose to release the photos? How did you all deal with the negativity?
It’s something I wanted to share with Adam, our fam and friends, and years down the line with our kids. There’s something, I think, special about that. I wanted them to see something more than just us in our wedding attire. I didn’t feel like we shouldn’t have put them out–I was just shocked that some people still feel that way. It’s 2011! They did a poll recently and 83% of Americans are OK with interracial relationships. I never expected that kind of negative response to us. That’s why I was OK with our wedding photographer (Jose Villa) putting those pics on his website. He was ok with them, and I was ok with them.
You mentioned on your show that you and Adam decided not to shack up. Does that mean you went the Sherri Shepherd route and decided not to sex it up either?
I’ll be very very honest. (Laughs embarrassingly) We decided, it was both of our decision, not to live together for religious reasons. I’m being very honest. We actually didn’t wait before we got married to be intimate…but we did wait 3 years. (The two have been together for 6 years). I wanted to do what felt right for me. I became re-virginized. It’s something that just felt right for me. It was just a personal choice. And even after being intimate, we decided as a couple to be celibate until the wedding.
What was you all’s FIRST DANCE song at the reception?
It was Journey‘s “Faithfully.” My husband and I always travel up to Northern California–he had a place there–and we always listened to that song. It’s about a man who travels a lot. But always loves his significant other and comes right back.
Oh, and Adam is a HUGE LL Cool J fan. He was set on having LL in the wedding some way. So he wanted “Going Back To Cali” played, it’s his favorite song. So my brother choreographed a dance that we all did at the wedding. We had our slow dance, then we broke out into LL Cool J. It was hilarious. Oh my gosh.
Give us a peek into what a newly married woman feels like. I always wanted to know a bride’s thoughts the very next day. Happiness, REGRET even (laughs). What was the very first thing you did the next morning as Mrs. Housley? Brush your teeth extra happy….cook him breakfast….what?
Well, we were actually in our hotel room still. We went straight to our Honeymoon the next morning (in Greece). Honestly, I woke up the most peaceful I have ever been in my entire life. And……(cracks up laughing) Adam and I had waited for a while to…you know….so….[trails off with laughter].
Ya’ll had some catching up to do!
We did! It was like an “A-ha” moment. It was amazing. [Laughs] I was the most peaceful I’ve ever been. Just so happy to be a wife.
You can read the rest of this adorable interview over at The YBF.