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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I already recapped the first ten minutes of this episode here. The predominant theme was, “who hasn’t fucked Chuck?” Oh and Mallory is back to stir up trouble for Peter and Cynthia as if they need more shit in their marriage. I’m taping seven hours worth of shows tonight. I am hoping to get through this recap, and the new Blood, Sweat & Heels, which sadly looks promising and then zoning out with JUAN CARLOS. I loves me some Juan Carlos. Don’t judge.
Kenya’s giant gold hoops look real from where I am sitting.
Okay, on with the new stuff. Porsha is shopping for dog crap she doesn’t need. Why do people feel the need to dress their dogs like they are actual children? Porsha is moving out from her mother’s house. Porsha gets her mama to pay the $43 for dog clothes, and for some reason places a couple folded benjamins on the counter as if to say, “See? I can afford this forty-three dollar dog dress.” Continue reading
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I was intrigued by the commercials for Kim of Queens as I watched and recapped Dance Moms this week. I immediately looked for a rerun to DVR and am excited to watch this show that takes place in Atlanta! (Yes, locals, I know her business is in Suwanee.) Kim Gravel is a former Miss Georgia who runs The Pageant Place, which assists pageant hopefuls with pageant coaching and interviewing skills designed to put the in the finals in pageants and in their personal lives.
The season begins with Kim prepping her pageant girls for moving into the teen level of pageants. This means interviews! Most of them have not done interviews before. In walks Addison, the ringer. Kim freaks out over Addison trying to clog. By the way, when Kim won her title she sang opera. Kim struggles to find a talent for Addison for the pageant that is coming up that weekend. Addision says it is either clogging or a comedy routine.
This week is the Sweet Onion Blossom pageant. Clearly, Kim picked the pageant for Addison. One of the pageant moms quickly points out the obvious. Kim strikes right back at the mom saying she is taking them to a pageant they are ready for. It is their first time doing an interview and they need to practice. Continue reading
Oh Yay! Bravo has yet another reality series based in Atlanta. What is next? We already have fake wealthy women brawling, gay men in women’s high heels, and black lawyers who represent strippers proclaiming themselves as “southern belles.” How much more can we take? What’s wrong with Nashville, or Houston, or Memphis? Sigh.
The new show is called The New Atlanta. Everybody knows how much we need Yankees coming down here and telling us all about “the new Atlanta.” It follows Nene’s new Wedding show on Tuesday starting in September. And Speaking of Nene, it looks like she has learned a thing or two from Kandi Burruss because she is a producer on her show! Click through for all the details. Continue reading
I’m back in for another episode of Big Rich Atlanta. Mostly because it seems this episode Ashlee gets a beat down from Khadijiha. Allegedly, I imagine it is all hype. But we start with Meagan and her mother. This is a particularly shady family and it appears we are going to meet her father on this episode. He has quite the colorful past both with the medical board and for punching some woman in the face in a moment of road rage. There are websites dedicated to nothing but having the guy’s medical license revoked. Mostly it seems because he is an OB/GYN accused by some of providing late term abortions. I used to think that these shows just slacked on the background investigations; but now, I think they must actually seek out people with questionable backgrounds. Anyway, Meagan and her mom want to have a food truck for clothes. Or something. This of course involves buying a brand new truck. Allegedly. For the cameras. One would think they would rent something first and see if…. oh nevermind. Continue reading
Kim Zolciak has given an Interview to Bravo’s The Dish about her upcoming departure episode from Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). Looks like we had the whole thing figured out pretty much correctly. First, let’s look at the Bravo writer’s intro:
By now, you may have heard that Kim Zolciak will handing in her Real Housewives of Atlanta peach and reprising her spin-off show Don’t Be Tardy… for a second season. There’s plenty of accusations being thrown around regarding Kim’s exit, so The Dish went straight to Kim to find out what really went down when it came to her dramatic Housewives departure, her future show, those nasty rumors and who she plans on staying in touch with on the RHOA cast (her answer might surprise you).
Looks to me like Bravo is confirming that she quit. They did not do this with Sheree. They go on to interview Kim who repeatedly says she quit. From here on out, the purple text is my comments. Continue reading