There were some minor things that happened last week that I didn’t get around to blogging, mostly because none of it by itself seemed to warrant a blog. I’m cleaning out my post suggestion emails today and I thought I would just list some of them here briefly.
Shah of Sunset premiere has been pulled indefinitely. The premiere was set for October 13th but the post production crew has walked out. A curious thing has been going on with reality show production workers. Primarily in New York and California, production crews on reality TV are pushing to join the unions that normally represent scripted television. The whole reason reality shows became so popular was a writer’s strike by scripted writers many years ago. During the strike, networked hustled to find new things to put on the air and a variety of reality shows, game shows, and singing contests hit the airwaves. Production workers then began to work in reality based TV that was not unionized. Now that reality shows have script writers and production works long insane hours, they are not wanting to work as independent contractors anymore and to be covered like normal employees with medical benefits and sick days. Shahs is produced by a subsidiary of Ryan Seacrest Productions and they supposedly open to negotiations but nothing has happened yet so post production is walking the picket line.
Wendy Williams returns tomorrow. She has promised to literally eat crow on the episode after promising that she would if Kim and Kanye lasted over 72 days. I know she is often wrong about her hot topics, but I still sort of miss her show when it is not on. Will you be watching? I’m hoping this helps me to get up earlier in the mornings and stop staying up all night.
Kandi Burruss is taking her play, A Mother’s Love on the road. The touring musical features some cast additions, an all new set, and a new script (so if you have the DVD this show is different)! I think one of the cast additions is to replace Porsha because she has the Dish Nation gig now.
9/19-/9/21 Detroit MI – Masonic Temple
9/24-9/27 Miami FL – JL Knight Center
10/2-10/5 Baltimore, MD- Hippodrome Theatre
10/9-10/12 Chicago IL – Arie Crown Theatre
10/15 & 16 Memphis TN -Orpheum Theatre
10/17 Nashville TN -Nashville Municipal Auditorium
10/18 & 19 Charlotte NC -Ovens Auditorium
10/23 North Charleston SC – North Charleston PAC
10/24 Chattanooga TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium – www.etix.com
10/25 & 26 Columbus OH – The Palace Theatre
10/30-11/2 North Dallas TX – Dr. Pepper Arena
11/6 & 7 Tempe AZ – Comerica Theatre
11/8 & 9 Las Vegas NV Thomas & Mack Center www.UNLVTickets.com
11/13 Fresno CA – Saroyan Theatre
11/14-11/16 Los Angeles CA – Dolby Theatre
11/20 & 21 Cleveland OH – Wolstein Center- www.wolsteincenter.com
11/22 & 23 Indianapolis IN – Old National Centre
11/26 & 27 St. Louis MO – Chaifetz Arena
11/29 & 30 New Orleans LA – Saenger Theatre
12/4 Fayetteville NC – Crown Complex
12/5 Richmond VA – Altria Theatre www.etix.com
12/6 & 7 Philadelphia PA – The Liacouras Center – www.liacourascenter.com
12/11- 12/14 NewYork City NY- The United Palace Theatre
Ariana Grande continues to get pummeled on the tabloids about her diva behavior. The Australian press had a lot of things to say about her diva behavior. Even Juliana Ransic has made comments about her antics when she interviewed her on the red carpet. I think her rude behavior is the reason that this post about Frankie has gotten such constant attention lately. The comments there continue to pile up.
I guess that is it, other than Phaedra Parks did not make it to church today and the case with Angela Stanton is set for this month, on the 24th if I recall correctly. I doubt much of anything will happen there. She surely does not want this case to go to trial. But Angela does. I expect a settlement of some sort soon just to make it all go away. I doubt Phaedra is in any sort of mental state to go through a trial right now.
And that is what you missed.