Andrew Young spoke on behalf of one principal during a sentencing hearing today
I have not covered the Atlanta Public Schools teacher trials here, and I am not sure you are very interested, but I have been asked about it a bit. So I wanted to let you know that Jodi Arias was not the only person in court today pleading for leniency. Ten Atlanta Public Schools teachers have been convicted of felonies (racketeering) for their role in cheating on the CRCT.
There is way too much backstory to give but the NYT has a very detailed article today that is an excellent recap.
The Judge has given the ten (eleven really one just had a baby and will be sentenced separately and the others are in jail) defendants one last chance to come to a deal with the prosecutor or he will sentence them to jail time tomorrow.
Click through to read a brief excerpt from the NYT story. Continue reading
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Brooks Ayers is gracing the ATL with his presence this weekend! He is in town to visit his oldest son. Brooks was spotted by TamaraTattles.com spies last night at Johnny’s Hideaway! Those of you in the Atlanta area know that is the perfect place for Brooks. It’s sort of a meat market for the, uh, older set.
Our spy approached Brooks and struck up a bit of conversation. She pointed out that Brooks obviously gets a bad rap on the show. Brooks replied, “It gets better next season.” Now how would he know that? I can see assuming that Vicki will return next season if indeed there is one. But it seems an interesting response to me. Does he mean to imply that their relationship may move to another level? You know Vicki does tend to need a man living with her at the very least to fill her love tank. And they have talked about it. Or is Brooks just blowing hot air. We all know he says all kinds of things after a few drinks. Continue reading
There still seems to be a lot of confusion about the foreclosure of Bar One. Last season, there were many teasers about the foreclosure that indicated this was somehow a financial failing of Peter’s. However, that is simply not true. The short version of the story is that like many restaurants, BarOne rents the space from the building owner. Peter has paid his rent every month to the owner. The owner however has been spending the rent on rims for his car and red bottom shoes or something rather than paid his mortgage on the building. Now the bank is trying to foreclose on the property.
During a recent interview by Uptown magazine, Peter was at BarOne waiting to meet with realtors and lawyers and the building owner to once again attempt to purchase the property. Once again, the owner did not show up. I would think that Peter could probably negotiate directly with the bank by now, but these things tend to become overly complicated with red tape, and the possibility that he will have to relocate BarOne still exists. And the owner of Cynthia’s new location for her agency across the street is the same damn owner who doesn’t pay his bills. It’s a mess y’all. Continue reading
Oh My! That Bullhorn is soo scary and threatening! Must use fistisses!
I am terrible about keeping secrets from you guys. I am officially drunk posting. My Bravo sources tell me that on Friday “Pick up Letters were sent.” Remember when I explained how Bravo contracts work…?
Okay so I have heard from a legit source that Nene and Porsha are relegated to possible FRIENDS of the housewives. Yes, Porsha was fired, but all the controversy led Andy to maybe, possibly let her come back in a Marlo capacity just for shits, giggles and ratings. Continue reading
The post I did about Apollo’s foolishness in an interview with Sister to Sister was jaw dropping but the real article is out on shelves now and I almost want to get up and go get my copy. But it’s crap weather and I got up at the butt crack of dawn today to check on the current odds of death by tornado (odds remain high) and I just can’t motivate. Fortunately for us, the good people over at YBF are apparently subscribers, or just not as lazy as I am and they have read the story! So first, I need you all to click over there and read their excerpts. Then report back. Continue reading
Who’s crying now?
I find myself once again reading reports about the RHOA in the tabloid media that make no sense. I think the problem is that they have one thing that is perhaps a “fact.” and that is that there is a warrant out for Porsha’s arrest and she is turning herself in tomorrow. I’ve sent out a request for that information to be verified, but my sources may not even know that information.
The ROL story is riddled with so much bullshit I didn’t even believe the warrant part of their story when I read it. They are still talking about sex toys provoking the fight and people getting dragged even when we have all seen that there were no sex toys and Kenya wasn’t even speaking to Porsha when Porsha started going at her. Kenya was answering a question from Andy and Porsha became confrontational. Continue reading
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It is very telling that the title of this episode, With Friends Like These, refers to Cynthia realizing that her friends contract with Nene is essentially null and void. Nene gets the episode on disk the week it airs and this likely prompted her recent comments about “friends” and people “diminishing her character.” Nene cannot stand getting “the bad edit” and this season has been a doozy for her in that regard.
The show begins in Mexico where their last evening is coming to a close. Peter and Gregg are bumping heads a little bit when the women arrive. Nene sticks her nose smack in the middle of the men’s business and tells Peter that he needs to keep his nose out of women’s business. #hypocrite While I realize that Peter does tend to be a bit gossipy at times, in this instance, he is right. He is allowed to have an opinion about Nene’s behavior at Kenya’s charity ball. He kept it to himself until his wife met him in the parking lot. Nene is the one who got into a marital conversation and started puffing up her chest. Continue reading
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