Monthly Archives: November 2011

Herman Cain and Nene Leakes Should Run as the Pizza Party!

Okay, I am not sure what to think about this Ginger White chick. Today on GMA she was talking about Cain taking her on trips. The one that came to mind was a Tyson Holyfield fight from 1997. Really Ginger? Nothing in the last decade popped into your mind? Look, I think Cain’s campaign has been a joke for quite a while now. Cain may have good business sense and clearly was successful at running a bunch of pizza joints, but he could not get elected to Senate in his home state. What on earth made him think he had a shot at POTUS? It seems like he might be waffling on his decision to bail which was pretty much a given yesterday. If he is going to stay in, I suggest he approach Nene Leakes as a potential running mate. They could run as the Pizza Party! Because you see, Nene is a restaurateur in the pizza business. Oh hush, and just watch the video. It’s funny.

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Chateau Sheree is More Like Empty Lot Sheree

There is a lot more to this story, here and here.
One of my commenters did some sleuthing and found out that the property where Chateau Sheree is supposed to be is still in fact an empty lot. Also the house is listed in her mother, Thelma Ferguson’s name. Now why would that be? Perhaps because Sheree is claiming bankruptcy?  Everybody knows that Sheree got into a lot of financial trouble last year.
Sales
Sale Date      Sale Price      Grantee                               Grantor
30-DEC-10     $319,000      FERGUSON THELMA       HOMESALES INC
02-MAR-10   $290,316      HOMESALES INC               SULLIVAN MICHAEL & JACQUELINE
30-APR-07    $450,000      SULLIVAN MICHAEL S      SULLIVAN JACQUELINE C 
Sheree’s mother is an educated business person with and MBA in finance and an Atlanta Businesswoman. Why didn’t any of that financial sense pass down to Sheree? Maybe because Sheree had a child, Tierra at age 15. Perhaps she ran off or was sent away and wasn’t raised by her mother? He mother is the author of a book, ironically enough about her relationship with her mother who suffered from depression, BeSSie is My Mother’s Name.  For whatever reason, Sheree publicly denied her daughter in season one and referred to her as “her friend” in pictures that were printed in Essence Magazine. Tierra’s friends from college have reported on blogs that while Tierra was in college struggling for money for Ramen noodles, Sheree was off bouncing checks and buying an Aston Martin she could not afford.
But Sheree’s financial decision to demolish a two story home in an established neighborhood led her to be stuck with a $300.000 mortgage on an empty lot and the rent on her townhouse. Unless her poor mother gets stuck with the payments. 
Are you surprised that the lot is still empty? Leave me a comment and follow me @tamaratattles on twitter.

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Herman Cain Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race!

BOMBSHELL TONIGHT! ( I always wanted to say that.) Word around Atlanta is that Herman Cain has ended his campaign for POTUS ! It wasn’t because he can’t find Libya on a labeled map, or because of all the sexual allegations, no it was because his Mistress of thirteen years has come forward to tell all about their relationship. Yesterday, Ginger White came forward to let us all know about her torrid affair with Cain. She provided phone records and other evidence of the affair. White stated that she and Cain spent lots of time snuggled up in fancy Atlanta hotels and that he made her boring life more exciting.  Rumor has it White is flat broke and facing eviction so the timing of her story could not be any better for her finacially. I’m just saying. Looks like we won’t be getting ourselves that 9-9-9 plan after all.  Why don’t politicians, or pizza men for that matter ,ever think that their skeletons will come out of the closet? Rather than denying the story, Lin Wood, Cain’s attorney issued a statement that said that a candidate’s sex life should not be discussed in the media.

What do you think of the news? Do you think Gloria knew? Will she divorce him? Do you care about the sex life of the person you will vote for for POTUS? Leave me a comment and PUHLEASE follow me on twitter @tamaratattles ! I am almost to 200 followers! :)

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You Better NOT Call Tyrone!

Okay, I have been reading the tea on that Tyrone guy that Sheree called during the big blow up with Nene. Apparently, every single person that appears on RHOA is a shady as the day is long with the possible exception of Kandi. But this Tyrone guy is likely headed to the pokey.

Here’s what. Tyrone is a 44 year old man from Philly who among other things claims to be a pastor. In addition to his holy work, he also runs scam investment operations. Essentially, what he does  is tell people that he wants to get a group  of investors together and pool their money to invest in U.S. Treasury STRIPS  (Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities). Essentially, the money will be invested in Treasury bonds that will mature on a specific date and provide around five percent interest. So Tyrone manages to get around oh FIVE MILLION DOLLARS from investors and then shuttles most of it off to a personal account in Ghana. Now the beauty of this scam is that everybody knows that you don’t get any interest on your  investment until the bond matures.  So everyone will just sit around happy as a clam and not check in with ole Tyrone to see how their money is doing, like they would if it were in the market.  But, he did claim to be trading them and that the investors would gain five percent A WEEK, but all the ins and outs of the financial plan are boring and irrelevant because he never purchased anything and he never traded anything. He also was not authorized by any agency to conduct business with either the stock market or the commodities commission. What he did was take the money and spend it on hookers and blow, um metaphorically speaking.

The event that Sheree and Nene were arguing about was a Joy to the World Fest held in Philly last December. Sheree did go to the event, but Nene did not. This was advertised as a charity event to feed the hungry. Apparently Tyrone turned out to be the hungry one. Local Philly media cover the story expressing  concern that an event financed with stolen funds could be trusted to then give the funds raised to charity. In fact, if Tyrone had simply donated the funds he used to finance the black-tie party to charity would have had  a much greater financial benefit. Associates of Tyrone indicate that what Tyrone really wanted was his own reality show. It is starting to appear that what Tyrone will be getting instead is a nice vacation in a federal prison.

What is it with Sheree and all these skeevy characters? Remember the fake love doctor she hooked up with on the show? It’s like she’s a magnet for shady folk. Leave me a comment and follow me on twitter @tamaratattles !

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Nene’s Shady Past With RiDICKULOUS

Looks like RiDICKulous’ story on Nene is holding up. Read here for the tea first.
Dallas Southern Pride
hosted by
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Own
NeNe
and
97.9 The Beat’s Own Gary with The Tea
Friday, October 2
at Club Che
10333 Technology Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75220
Doors Open at 10PM
214.234.8404

This is where RiDICKulous says Nene showed up with an “entourage” and let it rain on his display. :) According to the archives at http://www.whatsthet.com/ ”  Last year, Nene hosted at least 3 Pride events including Atlanta, Dallas, and Baltimore and hosted even more gay and lesbian parties throughout the year.” That was 2009. Seems like her relationship with RiDICKulous, ( or um rEdickulous if you are looking for the videos. or email me and i’ll send the link)  goes way back.

So do you believe Nene’s ACT of RiDICKULOUS FACT? Leave me a comment and for the love of DICK follow me !@tamaratattles !

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A Bit More RiDICKulousness

Last night, RiDICKulous called the WWHL aftershow to let Andy Cohen know that Nene was full of bull with regard to her reaction to his er… performance. In fact, this was the FOURTH time Nene had been to a RiDICKulous performance. He talked about a PRIDE event in Houston where Nene showed up with an entourage and was tipping heavily and having herself a good ole time.  Which begs the question, “What was Nene doing at an out of state PRIDE event in the first place?” Well he mentioned two PRIDE events and said that Nene introduced him at one.  The third event was a local Atlanta function. Clearly, Nene just wanted to get out of there as she was outnumbered by her haters (which is pretty much everybody) and Peter and Cynthia were in the same outcast boat so they took that golden moment in time to ride out of there. But not before Nene took some jabs at Phaedra with Mama Joyce.
Oh Nene just hates not to be the center of attention, and RiDICKulous sure took all the shine away from her at Kandi’s party. 
For more backstory on Kandi’s birthday click here.

What would you have done when the live sex show started? Leave me a comment! And follow me on twitter @tamaratattles.

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Sheree Whitfield’s Mystery House Part 2

After you finish reading this, there is a lot more to this story, here,  here and here, you don’t want to miss it!

Okay, based on a commenter’s report from the Londonberry neighborhood, I went back looking for the lot with the address I saw last time I researched this mysterious piece of property that Sheree was having demolished.

Pictured above is 711 Londonberry which sold in 2005 for $450,000. It’s a three bedroom three bath house with about 2,000 square feet.  This picture was taken during it’s final construction phase. It is listed on a few places online as the rental property that Bravo rented for Sheree during season two. Apparently, some rumors used this picture as the property that Sheree is allegedly building now. Obviously, it is not the house that Sheree claimed to be building as Chateau Sheree as it was completed years before the demolition. This house is apparently the one that Bravo rented for Sheree when she was evicted from the Long Island Drive home during the filming of season two. Bravo supposedly helped keep Sheree from being homeless for some months before she moved into the townhouse in the same area where she lives now. Sheree’s son, Kairo is enrolled in Riverwood, which is a magnet school in the Fulton County School System with a very good reputation so she will not be leaving the area unless her situation becomes even more dire.

This means that after much investigation, I have yet to locate the property where the bulldozing was going on. I suppose I may have to take a drive to Sandy Springs next time the weather is nice.

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Mama Joyce, Don’t Be RiDICKulous

Y’all remember when I told you that Kandi’s mama was fine with strippers? Listen to the short video above where Atlantaboy.com  talks to Kandi about her family having strippers at all of their parties. Now maybe the self-pleasuring and the swizzle dick in the drink tricks crossed her line, but I still think the producers set that whole fight up. When she leaves Mama Joyce says she has always told Kandi she didn’t like strippers and that is just not true. Why are you lying Mama Joyce?

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The Truth About Nene Leakes and Her (lack of) Money

Nene Leakes  has been telling anyone who will listen how rich she is lately.  Which makes it a great time to revisit her interview with Joy Behar back in March.  Look at how she hated on Star Jones for having money. It’s funny to hear her claim she is living in the Atlanta Country Club community, a place she has never lived. Despite all her hollerin’ about being rich, Nene Leakes has never lived in a home that she owned. She was evicted from her rental home in the Stonebrier at Sugarloaf gated community, which is  way out in Duluth back in September of 2010. According to the eviction notice, Leakes’ husband owed  $6,240 in past due rent. During season two she was renting a home in the St. Marlo Country Club community, which was rumored to be paid for by Bravo TV in order to continue filming. She is currently living in another rental property that the other housewives make fun of because it was rented unfurnished and Nene has no furniture to speak of. Again, rumors abound that Nene is not rich enough to make her rent without help from Bravo.

Also, before going on  The Apprentice Nene set up a “charity”  called Twisted Hearts. Twisted Hearts Foundation was not a charity but a non-profit LLC, a failed organization suspected of money laundering. Twisted Hearts was mailed a notice on September 17, 2010 that it was involuntarily or administratively dissolved and the certificate of authority was revoked by the Office of Secretary of State due to failure to file its annual registration. So it’s no wonder she just cut bait and ran when The Apprentice became too hard for her, she didn’t have a charity to begin with!
No wonder Nene was so angry with Star Jones for having an education and money in this video! She was so jealous she could not think straight, bless her heart. Her jealously of Star also resulted in Nene making buddies with Al Reynolds through her public flirtations with him on twitter  and palling around with him in Atlanta. Clearly Nene wants what Star has do badly she is losing her ever-loving mind. It’s only been a year since Nene could not pay her own rent, and we are still not sure she is paying it now, so her comments to other housemates about how rich she is, is flat out hysterical!
Just giving y’all something else to think about when you watch the show tonight. Listen to the part where she sleeps with the Pizza guy and ends up with a franchise. It costs between $301,500-$547,500  to start a Famous Famiglia franchise. and we all know Nene doesn’t have that.  So let’s pay close attention and see if she gets some sort of partial partnership out of her sexual affair while married.
So let me know what you think after seeing the show tonight. Leave me a comment and please oh please follow me on twitter @tamaratattles !

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The Highways in Atlanta Run Both Ways

Hold onto your hats, Atlantans, The New York Times has a new article out that is sure to burn your biscuits. The article  Stars Flock to Atlanta, Reshaping a Center of Black Culture  written by Kim Severson, starts off well enough as sort of a list of famous black entertainers that have descended on our city in part due to the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act.  It acknowledges that over the past five years more than a quarter of a million yankees  northern blacks have moved to the Atlanta area seeking better weather, a lower cost of living, and a bit of southern hospitality.  They talk to a couple of entertainment moguls who earn a great portion of their living from filming in our fair town who are quoted about the benefits of Atlanta as a location. Jasmine Guy and Kelley Carter chime in with their positive comments on living in Atlanta.

Then we get to Malcom Jamal-Warner who makes positive comments in his quotes but who Severson claims is “like several people interviewed” who are “not ready to say that Atlanta can best New York or Los Angeles.”  Excuse me? Is someone under the delusion that Atlanta has any desire to be New York or Los Angeles?  Perhaps if you prefer New York or Los Angeles you should go live there. Delta has flights leaving every day.

And then it begins. Starting with Lance Gross.

Lance Gross is a star in the Tyler Perry constellation who spends part of his time in Atlanta. “A lot of people come through here,” he said, “but I can’t give it to Atlanta yet.”

And then Cynthia Bailey catches her husband’s Reckless Mouth Syndrome. Or perhaps she was interviewed standing next to Lance Gross because everybody knows “Ms. Bailey” has never experienced an original thought in that pretty little head of hers.

Ms. Bailey, the “Housewives” star, still takes monthly trips to New York for what she calls a culture fix. But she is investing in Atlanta, and recently opened the Bailey Agency — School of Fashion to help connect Atlanta’s most promising models with power players in the fashion world. “Atlanta in two or three years is going to be perfect,” she said.

Finally, Ms. Severson decides to end with a quote by Cedric the Entertainer.

“You have the real down-home love and you have a lot of transplants who give it a real sexy, young progressive energy.” But, he said, Georgia will always be Georgia. “It’s serious business down here but at the same time they’re still country,” he said. “I mean, sweet tea don’t go with everything.”

Might I suggest, Mr. Entertainer that you take yourself right on back to Missouri. I am sure plenty of us will be more than happy to show you the way home. As for Kim Severson, she is the Atlanta bureau chief for the The New York Times.  I think that definitely needs to change. She needs to go back to writing about vegetables a topic she has more in common with. As far as I am concerned, she can carpool to Hartsfield with Cedric the Entertainer.

Bless their ungrateful little hearts.

Is it just me? Anyone have any comments on this mess?

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Bulldawgs Honor Larry Munson With Helmet Decal During Rivalry Game

The Dawgs are remembering the legendary voice of the Bulldawgs, Larry Munson on the field today wearing helmet decals in his honor. Munson passed away last Monday after a bout of pneumonia. No matter what the Dawgs or the bees are ranked this state rivalry is always anyone’s game and can be a real nailbitter.  Tech scored a touchdown after a hard fought 80 yard drive with 1:13 left in the half to cut Georgia’s lead to 14 to 10. Georgia fought back with a quick field goal to end the half 17-10.  Hunker Down Hairy Dawgs!  Win this one for Larry!

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Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse Premieres on TBS




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  Tyler Perry continues to rule TBS with his latest sitcom For Better or Worse which premiered tonight at 10 p.m. Michael Jai White who plays husband and father, Marcus Williams was seen fresh out of the shower wrapped in a towel within the first five minutes.Way to rope us in Tyler. Tasha Smith stars as Angela, Marcus’ second wife. If these roles sound familiar, that’s because the show is built around characters from Tyler Perry’s 2007 Movie, “Why Did I Get Married?”.

The first two episodes played back-to-back making it seem like an hour long show. Sort of. The first episode was pretty funny. Cocoa Brown is a scene stealer as Jennifer, Angela’s kooky friend who provides the best laughs in the show. The second episode takes a sharp right hand turn into The Land of Dramedy and more serious topics are covered. It’s a rather abrupt change as if it were two different shows with the same characters.

The show has two other couples, Keisha and Richard and Joseph and Leslie.  Keisha is Marcus’ ex-wife and mother of his daughter. Keisha and Marcus may or may not have some unresolved issues.  Joseph is rich and Leslie is a pageant queen. Well, okay, I don’t know if she is a pageant queen on the show, but she is played by a pageant queen and her acting abilities do seem as though casting her as anything other than a pageant queen would be beyond her abilities.  I’m guessing this is her first acting job.

The show is set in Atlanta where, as Phaedra Parks would tell you, everybody knows there are only black folks. Black folks who, like Nene Leakes, are VERY RICH and of course have jobs related to professional sports and hair care. If I had written this show… I’d be called a racist for all the stereotypes. Tyler Perry makes his bank off stereotypes so I reckon that was to be expected. Don’t expect to see any white, Hispanic or Asian people showing up in series unless Kim Kardashian makes a cameo appearance at the sports network.

Some of the blocking in the show is weird. Lots of walking around in the “History Box” scene that seemed  overly orchestrated for no real  reason.  I assume Tyler Perry is directing this and perhaps he is relying on the sort of blocking he would do on a stage so that everyone is not standing still in the scene. The paths of Angela and Richard cross awkwardly and you get the feeling they are exchanging places for some physical interaction that never takes place.

That said, with Friday Night Lights,  off the air, there is not a lot to choose from and the show is sort of endearing in it’s awkwardness. I’ll watch it again and hope for more Cocoa Brown and half nekkid Michael Jai White and less pageant queen.

Did y’all watch this tonight? Tell me what you thought and follow me on twitter @tamaratattles .

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