I’m guessing Bravo network execs got at RHOA cast member Kim Zolciak for denying her lesbun relationship with DJ Tracy Young — and thus ruining the only plot angle she has to draw in viewers.
Zolciak recently sat down with Life & Style magazine to dicuss her PR stunt relationship:
L&S: Was there chemistry the first time you and Tracy met?
Kim: Well, we were both going through heartbreak at the time. I had split up with Big Poppa, and she had just ended a relationship she had been in for three years. The first night we met, we just connected on a different level. We ended up talking for two hours. After that, we started working in the studio together, remixing “Tardy for the Party.” We gradually became closer.
L&S: Can you pinpoint the moment when things became romantic?
Kim: There were sparks, but [physically] it was a gradual situation. Tracy made the first move. Our first kiss was passionate and exciting.
I spoke with a Bravo producer last night who told me that the production company has been in Atlanta for at least a month now waiting to start filming. The producers have been cooling their heels waiting for the green light to proceed with the coonery. A source said the shooting schedule has been pushed back at least three times.
The reason is: a couple of the cast members are still refusing to sign on for the new season because they’re holding out for more cash. The two hold outs know what the other cast members have already agreed to — and they want equal pay for equal coonery.
One of the hold outs said to a friend: “Why should Kandi Burrus make more than me and I’ve been on the show longer?”
The two hold outs realize that they risk being kicked off the show. But thats OK because it’s written into their contracts that they must be paid for the entire upcoming season even if they are let go.
A photo shoot is scheduled for next week for the cast members, and afterwards filming of the new season is supposed to commence. But as I’ve said, the shoot start time has been pushed back a few times already.
Rev. Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons, and her boyfriend Rob Kardashian (Kim and Khloe’s brother) had a girl’s day out at the spa yesterday in L.A. They both got a manicure and pedicure — and Angela took care of their tab. Wasn’t that sweet of her?
We all know that Rob is gay. But sadly, women like Angela — who’ve been badly hurt in the past by brothas — would rather date a gay white man than a straight black one. I guess she thinks a gay man won’t break her heart?
But then again, it could be all that azz on him that’s got Angela sprung. Sistahs are suckers for a man with a big butt and a smile.
I’m told that their relationship is not staged for her reality show because her show is on a separate network than Rob’s. And they both have a non-compete clause written into their contracts. On the other hand, the two networks could have agreed to let their artists appear on each other’s shows. Who knows.
According to one of my spies in the J Records mail room, the label shipped 400,000 of Monica’s Still Standing CDs to stores. Yet many fans all over the country report the CD is sold out everywhere. The insider said the label is scrambling frantically to get out more of Mo’s records to the stores in what’s called “drop shipments.”
On Tuesday, the day Still Standing dropped, over 800 fans turned out for Monica’s CD signing at a DTLR store in Camp Creek (a record number for that location). 3 hours later, 300 fans were left still standing in the parking lot awaiting their turn to see Mo. She promised them she would return today (Mar. 25) to sign more CDs.
The J Records insider said Monica sold close to 100K units on the first day!! Amazingly, Monica is projected to sell 165-200K in the first week and she could give teen idol Justin Bieber a serious run for the #1 spot.
This is major because it means that J Records could have shipped Monica’s CDs gold! If Monica’s hard core fans can’t find any CDs in the stores and they shipped 400K, the label could have shipped 500,000 easily and given Monica gold status.
The insider blamed BMG head honcho Barry Weiss for the bungled shipment error. As head of BMG, Weiss oversees J Records in addition to other labels under the BMG umbrella. The miserly Weiss controls the purse strings and he probably has no clue how devoted Monica’s fans are. Even with bare minimum marketing and promotion, Mo’s fans still supported her.
Music video for Usher’s “Lil Freak” off his upcoming album Raymond vs. Raymond which drops next Tuesday (Mar. 30). Ciara makes a cameo in the video. Let me know what you think.
R&B singer Usher was spotted at LAX airport yesterday. The 31-year-old singer’s 6th studio album is slated to drop next Tuesday (Mar. 30), but the fans who care can find the tracks online right now. American Idol tapped the crooner to be a mentor and perform on he show next week. According to Usher’s website, he’ll appear on “American Idol” Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Jeezy, one of the few heterosexual rappers left in Hip Hop, is featured on the double cover of the upcoming Vibe magazine along with singer Trey Songz. I wonder how the hard as a rock rapper feels about sharing Vibe magazine’s April/May 2010 double cover with rumored down low singer Trey? Why would he even agree to sharing a cover with Trey? Doesn’t that seem a bit odd?
This post will only interest you if you follow Atlantic Records exec Michael Kyser, aka @LittleBurger, on the social networking site Twitter.com. I’m sure Michael Kyser’s other jump offs would love to know that he is dating celebrity personal cook, Chef Juanita (@ChefJuanita on Twitter).
I don’t like Kyser for personal reasons. And because I’m not a fan of bloggers who basically sell their souls for money. Yes, we all want to get paid. But I prefer to make my revenue via the ads on my blog, rather than getting paid off under the table to kiss a celebrity’s ass and write positive posts about them.
Two months ago, I had an interesting phone conversation with an Atlantic records exec who told me that if I were to be a little kinder to a certain down low artist, who shall not be named — that Michael Kyser would be more inclined to smile down on me and open his checkbook since he’s the one who writes the checks for ads at the label.
The next day, I went in a little harder on their artist because my integrity and self-respect comes first. I want my readers to know that if I’m extra nice to a celebrity, it is not because I’m owned by a major record label.
Anyway, I’m rambling so here’s the email, probably sent in by Miss Juanita herself (or her publicist):
Michael Kyser aka @littleburger (ex-boyfriend of Tocarra) has been seen all around town from LA, NY, to Miami these last couple months w/ChefJuanita (twitter name) friend of Rocsi Diaz. They’ve been seen giving obvious public displays of affection in the club, dinner & out with friends!!! She’s been linked to a couple ballers not sure if there’s truth to it or not! They’ve been seen in pics together & out & about with each other! Juanita is a celebrity personal chef with a list of high profile clients so Michael Kyser is definitely on the come up!