Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Kandi Factory Sneak Peek, And a Spoiler?

Kandi’s new show on Bravo premieres on Sunday at 10 p.m. I believe it is a half hour show, and it has an hour block on the Bravo schedule with nothing in the description so it’s hard to say for sure but they may be showing two episodes back to back. On the preview above there is one male and one female who vie for the opportunity to get a song and a video produced by Kandi. From the blurb on Kandi’s website, it’s a competition where only one can win.  When we tune in on Sunday we will have those sorts of questions answered. But there is one thing I need to know before then…

Is NJ Army Wife the female contestant shown on the sneak peek? Sure looks like her with a makeover and a face full of makeup! Am I wrong or was my source giving me an exclusive look at the winning audition?

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Snooki is Knocked Up!



Is that leopard sash hiding a baby bump?

Page Six is calling Snooki a liar. According to Page Six, Snooki is about three months pregnant and lied to GMA’s Lara Spencer on February 2nd regarding being knocked up.Snooki has been denying the pregnancy rumors for several weeks.  On Live With Kelly!, or whatever they are calling Regis Philbin’s old show, Kelly mentioned today that on a recent appearance with JWoww, Snooki refused to play a game where a balloon is placed between two people and they have to hug it until it pops. Kelly says there was a lot of speculation then Snooki was indeed pregnant. On Wendy Williams, Wendy offered the girls alcohol and Snooki appeared to take a sip. Wendy then said “Oh you really aren’t pregnant!” and Snooki agreed. Taking half a sip of a beverage is not going to affect a pregnancy, so Wendy’s little test means nothing.

According to Page Six, Snooki was lying because she was shopping the story to the tabloids. They allege that she has sold the story to US Magazine. Snooki’s pregnancy was a major pain in the ass to the MTV production team. Snooki and JWoww have just started filming  their new spinoff in Jersey City. The whole point of filming Snooki is apparently to watch her get wasted and show her ass (literally). So now what?  There have been lots of pictures of Snooki in Jersey City lately. She seems to be dressing to hide her belly for a change. If I had to guess, I’d say she’s pregnant. One thing is for sure, watching Snooki to see if she is eating pickles isn’t going to tell us anything. What do y’all think?

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Meet The Real Housewives of Vancover

We won’t be able to see it on TV here, but maybe hulu? These girls don’t look like they are going to brawl. Nice digs.

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My Top Five Guy Picks for American Idol



Joshua Ledet

Two singers from Georgia are among the top 24 contestants in this season of American Idol. Aaron Marcellus from Atlanta and Phillip Phillips from Leesburg competed on Tuesday night’s show. I’m banking on both of them getting through to the top ten. I worry a bit about Aaron after hearing Joshua Ledet. Aaron and Joshua hit the same fan base and this could pull votes from Aaron.

So here are who I think (hope) will be the top five guys.

Aaron Marcellus sang Never Can Say Goodbye. This violates my rule about singing songs about leaving on a competition show. That said, he did very well and got the first standing ovation of the evening from the judges. He owned the stage and seemed comfortable playing pat-a-cake with the groupies in the mosh pit. He seemed happy and relaxed with no nerves and that is always a good thing. I didn’t get chills or teary-eyed.  (7.5)

Phillip Phillips sang a haunting version of In the Air Tonight. Kind of like if you were really, really stoned listening to Phil Collins. I sort of felt like I was a sloth on quaaludes listening to sing. I am tryinng to remember what I heard him sing before. It was vocally really good. He’s cute. (8)

DeAndre Brackensick sang Reasons relatively well. I didn’t like it as much as the judges but I liked it a lot.I think he overuses the falsetto thing. I like how he sounds in his normal range. He will go far this season with a good voice and great looks. (7.5)

Creighton Fraker sang True Colors and gave me the first goosebumps of the evening. I loved it. I love the song . The judges silly little happy comments referred to hating to have to lose someone with such a great voice. Randy and Jennifer both practically said he’s weird. (he is) On vocals alone though he was my favorite so far. (8)

Joshua Ledet stole the show with You Pulled Me Through. He was perfection. I wasn’t planning on giving a ten, but if that’s not a ten I don’t know what is.  We can just end the show and give him the title. (10)

Who do you agree or disagree with? Leave me a comment!

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Real Housewives of Miami Filming Season Two, Drama Already

Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton.

Filming has begun for the second episode of Real Housewives of Miami. Four of the original housewives are returning including public relations agency owner Marysol Patton, political fundraiser Lea Black, art curator Audriana de Moura, and editor of Venue Magazine Alexia Echevarria.  Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice are not returning.  Alexia will have a more limited role in the second season because her son Frankie, who just turned 15, was in a very serious car accident last August when coming home from school.  Frankie suffered a very serious head injury, a crushed pelvis, and numerous broken bones. Frankie is making remarkable progress but is still involved in a very rigorous series of physical therapy sessions several times a week. Alexia has been caring for Frankie around the clock since the crash. Frankie’s treatment will not be filmed.

During filming, a lawsuit was filed against Alexia and Marysol. Click through for the tea!

Sadly, that is not all of that Alexia has to deal with. Both Alexia and Marysol have been named in two lawsuits filed by two diet clinics in the Miami area with very similar names.  The two clinics,  Dr. Gregg’s Weight Loss Center that Marysol’s PR firm represents and Alexia occasionally acts as a model/spokesperson for, and Dr. G’s Weight Loss and Wellness Center, have filed suit against the other.  Dr. G’s lawsuit names  Alexia and Marisol and others in their claim that Dr. Gregg’s clinic infringes on their trademark which results in confusing customers. Ya think? I’m already confused.

I don’t see what Marysol and Alexia could possibly have to do with trademark infringement, they didn’t name the company.  Marysol apparently agrees as she released a statement that said, “I don’t know why we’re involved in this. I’m a publicist. It’s my job to represent clients. Alexia’s just a model. I assume Dr. G’s sued us because our names would bring attention to their lawsuit.” I assume so too, Marysol.

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Kandi Factory Audition Tape

Someone sent me this Youtube audition for Kandi’s new show The Kandi Factory. What do you guys think? The singer is NJ Army Wife. I think she has a lot of promise. Let’s see if she makes the show!

The Kandi Factory premieres on this Sunday, March 4th on Bravo.

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Marlo Hampton is Trying to Rehab Her Image in the Media

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Marlo Hampton is giving interviews to a few websites this week apparently trying to rehabilitate her image. Let’s look at what she has to say. When interviewed by Sister2Sister, she attempts to minimize her extensive arrest record saying:

“It’s important for people to know I was on house arrest. Four of those were probation violations and not new charges.”

Well that is true. One of the probation violations was for Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm. I mean who doesn’t have that happen from time to time? What part of going into the jail and being booked and taking a mugshot made her think those were not new charges?

When talking about the victim of her felony aggravated battery with great bodily harm, Marlo said, “She had asked the judge to reduce my sentence and we made peace. We’re fine. We’ve talked several times.”

Well it’s true that the victim is at peace anyway. She killed herself a few years after the assault. Her family has asked in a statement that Marlo keep her name out of her mouth and stop talking about her. (Family statement at Straight from the A). I am sure the family is thrilled that Marlo is still talking about her in her attempt to make herself look better.

Marlo defends her bad check charges saying, “I wasn’t the best in math. I misbalanced my check for the books I was buying. It was one check for me just being in college writing a check for one book. They blew that so out of proportion.”

Hey, no big deal, who hasn’t gone to jail for bad checks? It happened to your ex BF Charles Grant too. Those check fraud laws are ridiculous!

Then out of nowhere the interview goes to the Red Carpet Boutique she ran at Perimeter Mall. She says “When I started taping with the show, I closed the store down.”

Really? I could have sworn that store closed down in 2009 or so. I could be wrong about that. It seems unlikely that one would close a retail store when one is about to get a ton of free publicity for it. And then downsizing into an online store that really doesn’t sell anything.

From the interview with Hollywood Reporter: She goes after Kandi.

The source of your money was an ongoing drama among the women. Why do you think Kandi Burruss is so interested in where you got your money?

Hampton: I don’t even know, to tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. Like, say if I meet someone, I’m assuming I’m going to say, “What do you do for a living?,” not “Where do you get your money from?” So, it took me by surprise. Like, I don’t get it, I don’t get it. That one puzzled me, I want to ask her too, why was she so concerned about that?

You still don’t know why?

Hampton:
Oh I just got it. It’s jealousy and envy, that’s what it was. I mean, it’s got to be jealousy and envy, something, Lord — women with low self-esteem only. The gay men love me, men love me, and strong-minded women love me, who have high self-esteem. Only the low self-esteem women have a problem with me, and it’s like, “Why? What is your problem?” Just because I love fashion, my story is different from yours, my occupation is different from yours, what is the problem?

Yes, I am sure Kandi Burrus is jealous of you. She just has a twenty year music career, tens of millions of dollars, a clean jail record, and a beautiful daughter.  You have all those pretty clothes your tricks bought you. I bet Kandi goes to bed every night wishing she was you, Marlo.

Hollywood Reporter follows up with the obvious question about how the gays feel about her now after she called decided to go after Sheree for hanging out with faggots on national television. Follow the link to read where she says she is sorry and she has a gay sister and lots of gay friends.

So there you have it. There is more to Marlo than being a convicted felon with a string of charges and hooking for your money with elderly billionaires. Wait, what were her good qualities again? Oh yes, she has nice handbags.

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Kim Kardashian Back in Atlanta Filming

Here we go again Atlanta. Kim Kardashian is coming back to town to film Drop Dead Diva. Kim plays a Nikki, the romantic interest of  Fred (Ben Hoffman). Apparently having a new girlfriend doesn’t keep Fred from starting some sort of business venture with his ex-girlfriend Stacy played by April Bowlby.
Kim’s story arc involves the hopefully hilarious drama that occurs as Fred struggles to keep the two women from each other’s throat.Executive Producer Josh Berman announced that Kim K would be joining the team last month. He stated in a press release, “I’m ecstatic to welcome Kim to the Diva family. In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I’m blown away by her smarts, sense of humor, and passion. This series is all about reinvention and I’m so excited to see Kim ‘reinvented’ in the world of Drop Dead Diva.”

Kim is scheduled to begin filming tomorrow. She has a multi-show arc in season four so she should be here for awhile. It does sound like Fred and Stacy will eventually reunite. The AJC Buzz recently posted a Drop Dead Diva casting call for several hunky males aged 30-37 for a shirtless love scene. Sounds practically like an orgy.  Lucky for Kim she has lots of experience doing sexual scenes on camera and pretending she is in love. She should take to this role like a duck to water.

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Rihanna and Cheryl Cole Team Up for Duet

Rihanna is still having a ball in London. Today she went back to the recording studio for another session. London tabloids are saying that she is recording a duet with Cheryl Cole. Cole met Rihanna while attending the Loud Tour concert in London last October.  The two singers have been tweeting each other ever since, forming a personal friendship.  Cole is expected to drop the first single off of her third album in March. Cole has said that the new album will have a more urban feel than her previous recordings. In addition to working with Rihanna, Cole has expressed interest in working with Nicki Minaj and Eminem. Cole was in LA in early January and there was much speculation that she was recording with Rihanna at that time. It seems after a couple months of anticipation, today is the day the duet will be recorded.

I totallty support dressing comfy for a recording session, Rihanna. But I think someone should tell you a visor does not cover your roots. Go back to the baseball cap.

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Nene Leakes on V-103 This Morning

On V-103 this morning Bill Bellamy tried to get Nene Leakes to consider a sex tape. Bill said he thought for sure Nene would be wild in bed. Nene said, “Bill, I am a lazy lover, I’m a wide receiver.” While Bill was going off on the concept of making a sex tape with Nene, they were playing some mood music in the background WITH HORSE SOUNDS. I am not making this up y’all. Um, yeah. I’m gonna leave that alone. Nene wore an olive green tank with a matching wrap and jeans. During the breaks Bill and Nene were both on their smart phones and taking pictures with people in the studio. Nene’s phone is very sparkly. Bill Bellamy talking about ballin’ and how people go broke spending their money trying to show out.  Bill talked about ballin’ on a budget .Nene says,” It amazes me how people are really, really rich and then they got nothing!” Nene doesn’t understand how that happens. Clearly. The whole show, Nene never put her phone down or stopped reading twitter. Bill Bellamy never ages. I am starting to think he is from the same planet Tom Cruise came from. Bill will be performing at Uptown Comedy Corner tonight and tomorrow night with shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nene Leakes will be on Let’s Stay Together tonight at 10:30 on BET. She will of course, of course, be playing herself, of course, of course.

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New Cast of Dancing With The Stars Announced

I’m not a huge Dancing With the Stars fan so forgive me if I missed the names of the dancers. I am not awake and will edit later. :)  Here’s the cast. All I have to say is that Melissa Gilbert and Katherine Jenkins better be good.

Jack Wagner (General Hospital) & Anna Trebunskaya
Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prarie) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy,
Donald Driver (Green Bay Packers) & Peta Murgatroyd
William Levy (Telenova Guy) & Cheryl Burke
Sherri Shepherd,(The View)  & Val Chmerkovskiy
Katherine Jenkins (Opera) & Mark Ballas
Gavin Degraw (Recording Artist)& Karina Schmirnov
Martina Navratilova (Tennis) & Tony  Dovolani
Roshan Ragan (Disney) &Chelsea Hightowner
Maria  Menounos (Extra Host) &  Derek Hough
Jaleel White (Urkel)& Kim Johnson
Gladys Knight  & Tristan MacManus

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