Funky Dineva

Back in July your auntie told you that former blogger Funky Dineva was fired from WXIA/WATL-TV’s new talk show Sister Circle. But the report was premature and, well, my insider was wrong.

Many criticized Tegna and TV One for hiring a man who has a history of hostile behavior towards women. Funky’s presence no doubt contributed to the show’s low ratings.

Now several online sources are reporting that Funky, real name Quentin Latham, has been let go from his position as the house DJ on the show.

Funky was noticeably missing from the last 2 shows.

The news comes after Fulton County (GA) began garnishing Funky’s wages from his employer TEGNA – WXIA/WATL-TV, according to public records.

Funky’s debtors, including entertainment blogger Michelle Brown, of StraightfromtheA.com, began receiving payments taken out of his biweekly paycheck.

Public records shows Funky was paid approximately $1400 every 2 weeks to basically stand around the set and pretend to spin records.

Of his $1,400 salary, $350 was garnished by the county, in addition to assorted fees.

The fact that Funky is now unemployed means the garnishments will stop — at least until he finds another job.
 

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    I can still see the dog sh*t he left lying around in her house she let him rent….how could you be that trifling tho?

  • Jen_no_juice

    He’ll try to find a cash paying job

  • IntroSpective

    Let the Doll be great! He will find something else.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why is this troll so important?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    WOW. He could have made more money working at McDonald’s.

    Next destination: the counter at your favorite corner eatery.

    How ’bout a shake with that value meal, ma’am?

  • You Could Never

    Rare that I side with you. But at this point there is something wrong with him that he cannot keep a gig. gonna pray for him bc being unemployed is hard. Hope he has other ventures going

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
    Too bad. I want people to win.
    I always saw him talking about women, as if he were a woman.
    *kayne shrug*

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I’ve been wondering why was he there with the Sisters in their circle, in the first darn place. .

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i got them uber and lyft referral codes if he (or you) needs to work…. he (and YOU) can make that in a week if he (or YOU) drive full time … great tax breaks too,, YOU too can be “smart” like 45 and pay ZERO TAXES,,

  • bemetoo

    he she looks horrible who theses people sister circle chile i cant with the nigganess

  • Justlooknout
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    did someone on here say that he might have some mental health issues?
    i used to watch his videos (back when he was doing chateau Sheree reports, LOL!), and he even did a couple of ‘serious’ spots and spoke intelligently on the subject matter. so…. what had happened? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    Looks like he needs to put his degree to use, even if it’s temporary. In the past couple of years it sounds like he needs to work on some internal issues.

  • unknown user

    he is beyond rock bottom.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Damn I wanted Dineva to win real bad but at this point I think imma give up his time has passed. He cant say nothing about anybody if he owing everybody…I thought he would have better at paying debts since he got his degree in Economics…

  • Clorox

    who’s following alexander rodgers because he has been covering this for what seems like years and counting down to this like it’s new years

  • xenaD

    Who?

  • Dr. P

    I hate this is happening to Funky. At least he still has his degree in Economics that he earned from Florida A&M. He better get to using it. Being unemployed in the A, or anywhere is a real struggle.

  • Clorox

    the only reason i can probably think of is because it’s funny?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Right! I think he is a good guy and has a niche. Just some major obstacles recently.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Right! I hope he pulls through his struggles.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Streak and bad luck and LIFE! I think it went down hill after his mother died. I think he lost the will to do right.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think Sandy has a beef with Funky, but since they prefer different genders they weren’t fighting over the same person.
    I wonder why Sandy dislikes Funky.

  • Clorox

    best of luck to him. i might joke on him and stuff but life is tough. he should sober up and do some “adulting” that’s the bottom line.

  • Clorox

    i think a lot of online personalities differ in opinions and whatso whatnot and what have you. i frequent the 4chan community, i go on LSA, and i know it all too well, and i am no stranger to a diverse background of to-and-fro on black twitter, youtube, etc. my whole point is that sandy may dislike funky but in 2017 if an online personality is a whole mess, in real life and then gets on camera and there are visible receipts, bloggers, other youtubers, etc will eat them ALIVE.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You know there’s more to the story. LOL. The women on the show (the biological ones) aren’t gonna cry a river if he leaves, believe me.

    The cast is not as cozy and close as those carefully manufactured Instagram posts suggest.

  • AQUEEN

    I need them tax break info….I drive a part-time for uber

  • KcoolMuziq

    KARMA! If he FALSELY set up Kordell Stewart like was said.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    He actually got his degree from Florida State Univ. It’s in the same town (Tallahassee) as FAMU but it is not FAMU lol

  • Tay Gee

    Awww damn Funky… That sucks, I’m sure he will make a comeback though. :)

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    *Yarns*who got some vodka? Hey y’all

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    He’s Funky Dineva’s biggest fan apparently. He is obsessed with him. He makes at least one YouTube video a month about Dineva. This can’t be healthy behavior lol

  • JoJoDancer

    I don’t think it was just him bringing down the ratings, the four of them have no real chemistry has co-hosts. It was like they hire random people who needed jobs.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Dineva is part of a lot of Black people’s reality. We cannot chase our dreams if we do not have the income or generational wealth to. Sometimes we will never get to our dreams. Our parents aren’t coming to help us when we can’t pay the rent or keep up with our mortgages….but they will let us move back in with them though lol

    At least he got to do what he loves for a few years but it’s probably time for him to go back into finance for some stability.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    keep every receipt.. track your miles.. I use miles IQ $5.99/month (i can get you a code for that too lol ) i track all my spending and income with quickbooks.. takes pics and store receipts that’s approx $16.99/month( all thats tax deductible too since its business related) .. car insurance car note car wash oil changes all maintenance even plugging the tire is all tax deductible.. keep allllll your receipts

  • Mia Said so

    oh no!! you just made me giggle out loud..

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL. Here’s the thing: TV One tries to make their sets and talent feel like one big family. That’s manipulation–but it works.

    Now, the Tea is that, from the beginning, the women assumed Funky Dineva would try and steal the show with his antics. They ALL voiced those concerns to the producers and the network behind the scenes once it was clear who was all involved.

    Its a very two-faced situation because you gotta remember, all of these people are trying to rebound or get to the next level. Loyalty and “sisterhood” is a facade. Its every chick for herself.

    Producers decided to stop the Funky Dineva freak show before it started. They laid down very specific guidelines: this was not gonna be a spectacle; TV One wanted to make a quality show for Black women. The concept could work.

    But Funky Dineva is all about crass, crude, and tasteless comedy that is based on degrading mostly women. How do you incorporate that into an all Black female show striving for credibility? You don’t.

    Remember: TV and blogging are two VERY different animals. Censors, sponsors, all those things come into play once you hit that TV screen. You can’t do on TV what you do on a blog.

    That in mind, TV One encouraged Dineva to show his intellectual side (insert laugh here). His more sensitive, socially conscious side. And that’s what he’s been doing because Quentin Latham thinks he’s much bigger than Funky Dineva.

    This show was never a good fit for Funky Dineva though. Neither is TV One. And Dineva is becoming passe. Women, generally, find flamboyant gay men entertaining. Dineva is not that special. And TV One knows that. He could easily be replaced by a talent that is out there but has less baggage and just needs to be elevated.

    By the way, Dineva was not the only choice for that position. He was not the first choice. TV One considered an openly lesbian woman, and several straight men. They finally decided he would be a good draw because of his social media following.

    B. Scott’s name was also mentioned, but he was expected to want too much money. B is also very arrogant and was unlikely to want to move to ATL.

    Others turned TV one down. Some felt the other cast mates were a negative.

    This show is still in a test run stage, believe it or not. Its a wide open slot but this cast is all wrong.

  • Clorox

    i’d say it’s possibly more videos than that. i agree with you but is it bad to say that it’s entertaining? >.<

  • Clorox

    yeah. i definitely agree with you here. could not have summarized this better, thanks. *upvote.* it’s a glaring real-time vantage point of the black millenial’s experience looking at funky dineva’s struggle with finances, family, etc., but it’s also a look at what not to do, which is when opportunities are presented to you don’t squander them, don’t do your friends dirty and please if you know you have a bad addiction problem please get help.

  • klwbaby

    Did Andrew Caldwell really sue Funky Dineva?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You’re right. Black people cannot afford to be crackheads lol We’ve all heard the rumors that Dineva likes that white stuff *deep sigh*

  • Clorox

    oh yes but of course. and that’s unfortunate. i’m truly hoping he can make a turnaround in that area and feeling that is the bulk of what is holding him back (stolen missing washing machine and dryer from michelle’s house was a dead giveaway).

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, i believe it. you know each one secretly plotting to become the ‘queen B’ Lol!

  • klwbaby

    I don’t like shows with this type of format because everybody wants to talk at the same damn time.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh yeah, i do remember him talking about his mother…. it’s sad. some people are overtaken by grief and depression can set in… i’ve seen it happen, smh

  • Dollface

    He still has his coins from youtube commentary videos.

  • KLo
  • Nakia Brown

    who?

  • Look@m3

    I cant keep watching my black men in this condition anyway. TV one should be careful, you right, because I don’t know their demographic following but if it mature black women then Funky Dineva would have affected their ratings in a big way!

  • Look@m3

    for what? lol

  • Peter Piper ATL

    True. If Funky Dineva did what made him popular on the Web, then this show goes in a direction that won’t help it be successful long-term.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I don’t Caldwell has enough money or common sense to sue ANYBODY.

    I’m not even sure Andrew Caldwell is mentally sane.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I just think when he was at the height of his popularity he should have expanded quicker. There are some people getting opportunities from big networks just for commenting on Instagram (KendallKyndall). KK done moved to LA this week and got network interest from just analyzing love & hip hip on his IG. He created the platform quick and is now hosting shows in less than a year. Dineva had a head start and missed it…

  • Luv Pitties

    Those Chateau Sheree videos with the pink dildo were funny; outside of that I didn’t fool with this dude

  • pecancandy

    I am almost certain that he has a cognitive deficit, that is why I question my moral character every time I fall out laughing at his antics. I should do better!

  • Look@m3

    Yeah I actually watched the show and I don’t remember seeing him on there but the show was decent to me. IDK. I thought I found me a “The Real” Substitute. I just be trying to support my people especially since I liked Rashan Ali andI hated she left V103.

  • AQUEEN

    Man…I hate to see anyone lose a coin prayers up ??

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    His recent blog said he has an upcoming reality show, so I’m not sure he was fired. Not really invested either way.

  • ~~eb

    I find Alex very entertaining and he did a video about him this week and last week. LOL

  • Clorox

    it’s a different one and apparently marlo from rhoa will be on it too

  • Panamababy82

    I feel like TV One hired all the wrong host period. The four women they chose have no real fan base. I can think of so many other women who could have done a better job. But when you want to be cheap you get what you get. Here are a list of some trusted familiar African American females I would have chosen. Judge Hatchet, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kim Fields or any of the ladies from living single besides Queen Latifah, Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Monique Pressley, Dr. Jackie from Married to Medicine and for diversity sake Roselyn Sanchez. These are all women who have legit accomplishments to thier name who have a little pull and could draw “B” & some “A” list celebrities. Just my feeling. I am a big fan of Dineva, but could’nt understand why he was added, just doesn’t ad up.

  • klwbaby

    I think defamation of character.

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • JENNYJONES1

    SORRY BUT HE WASN’T THE REASON THE SHOW HAD LOW RATINGS, IT LOOKED WACK FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REAL LOW BUDGET FROM THE JUMP. THE CAST LOOKED LIKE ALL THEY COULD AFFORD. RASHAN ALI WAS THE ONLY CREDITABLE ONE. THE CHICK WITH THE HUGE GAP & HAIR LOOKED LIKE A CARTOON CHARACTER, FUNKY DINEVA LOOKED LIKE A LOW BUDGET HUNGRY QUEEN, QUAD IS AND ALWAYS WILL COME OFF FAKE AND AN ATTENTION WH0RE THINKING SHE’S H0T. AND SYLEENA(???) LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST NEEDS A CHECK AND WILL SNAP ON THE ENTIRE CAST AT ANY MINUTE. SHE AND QUAD SEEMED TO BE COMPETING TO BE THE QUEEN OF THE SHOW OVER RASHAN. WACK, WACK, WACK ALL AROUND. THIS SHOW LOOKS LIKE A TIME FILLER FOR THE NETWORK…….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Clorox

    Same here!!! I am always tuned in. However YouTube drama is kind of my thing. I’m tuned in like watching Martin on Thursday in the 90s. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48b6daace79b6caff00924cba2009233644bcbe0b87d4e4caf2173df48f8bcaf.jpg

  • Clorox
  • ~~eb

    Something about the way he says “Fulton County Court Documents” makes me crack up.

  • Clorox

    He’s very petty.

  • Shenanigans1

    And they do on this one. I watched yesterday and today and I can’t do it again tomorrow. I’m happy these black women have a platform but this really seems forced and not natural.

  • Shenanigans1

    I agree with everything you just said! When I first heard about his billing I was like “ummmm”. How is he gonna give a male perspective when he bills himself as a woman? Everyone knows him as a loud, wig and lipstick wearing feminine man. It is extremely rare that he gets on YT as Q, or Quentin. We don’t know him in that way. They would have done better by getting a random off the street. Now I’m all for diversity in every form but TVOne is not. TVOnes audience is not. However I think that a male pov would be a nice touch let’s say every Tuesday/Thursday or even as a “fun Friday” theme where they discuss relationship issues or whatever is happening socially between men and women. I’m just tossing up ideas.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You have more of a grasp of this than TV Ones does lol

  • Peter Piper ATL

    They are trying to figure things out but so far, not a good look.

    The conversation can be good but it sometimes seems too forced. And the set looks like somebody’s patio.

    The concept is good; the execution of the concept so far is cheap looking and third rate. Get a new cast!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I feel ya. I have watched him and found myself shaking my head through the entire spectacle.

    Why is mental instability sometimes so amusing lol?

  • Look@m3

    Awe…I was trying to give the newbies a chance. I know if it was me I would milk the hell out of it. We shall see, they may switch up the characters.
    The stage set up could be better but TVone set ups always look bootleg so I just accepted that it came with channel lol

  • Look@m3

    OMG can someone please explain why the HE (Double HOCKEY STICKS) Old navy cant ship me all my order at one time especially if I ordered them together. I get a shirt on Monday, a dress and pants on Tuesday and some shoes on Wed. They need to do better!!! I’m getting tired of Oldnavy with this Bull. You are not AMAZON! You can’t do this!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don’t even know who KK is. Is him or her related to the Kardashians? Serious question lol

  • NicoleZee

    Why do these tired networks keep trying to come up with these ridiculous talk shows??? The ONLY talk shows worth being on TV are Wendy Williams and Dr. Phil, he’s cool. Wendy might be messy and have her own personal drama going on, but she gets the attention of viewers and the viewers tune in, probably because she is nosy as hell and asks the questions that people really want to know about celebs. Everyone else on TV hosting a show needs to be canned. The View, The Real, The Talk, all of them should have been canceled ages ago, and after Tamar left The Real, it should have gone off the air!!! Just give me Wendy Williams and General Hospital during the day if I’m at home and I’m cool :)!

  • Kyna Wilkerson Black

    They are notorious for that. It drives me crazy….

    They are shipping the items from different warehouses.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    What happened to the talk show with Melinda Williams?

  • hotlantaboss

    I know damn well Michelle is behind this story!

  • kimb l

    Lmao I was thinking girl by this is all for Michelle Brown still mad he read her ass down to ground

  • hotlantaboss

    Yes he did. And I really don’t blame her for wanting to smear him as much as possible after that vid Dineva posted… said she looked like Gary Coleman.?

  • Sade_fan

    Yes! I LOVE me some Wendy. I don’t care what no one says lol

  • MsChocCookie

    They need to cancel the show!

  • Ree_RN

    Angela Rye would be good as well!! I love her

  • Ree_RN

    his google check doesn’t come until the 30th of each month (in my Alex Rodgers voice) lmfao

  • Ree_RN

    the fact that Funky Dineva has gossiped and dragged many of the hosts, and many of the potential guests to come on probably played a part too

  • Ree_RN

    I think it’s kinda like the Wendy Williams situation; you can’t be on youtube or whatever platform dragging everyone to the lowest hell and have so much dirt of your own out there for ppl to talk about. The fact that he never addresses much of the gossip about him is even more ammo for ppl to come at him. Some ppl don’t find it entertaining (such as some of the Sister Circle guests) and won’t want to work with him or see him win.

  • Ree_RN

    I was reading through MANY blogs and websites where ppl are saying he is on coke and drinks pretty heavily…could be adding to everything

  • Ree_RN

    I guess he has more time to finally work on that podcast and get back to blogging…but he will probably need to watch who he comes for going forward because this is a blaring message: “The same people you pass on the way to the top are the same people you may need on the way back to the bottom, so don’t burn your bridges!”

  • Natasha Rowe

    me too

  • Arp362

    Yesss!!! This is where they messed up. They should have had Funky Dineva on the show, not Dj Q

    Funky could have done the celebrity gossip

    It makes more sense for Funky Dineva in a wig to be on a show caller Sister circle more than a man named Q

  • Stacey J

    Okay after reading these comments…I’m kinda shamed to admit that I don’t mind the show…I did catch it a couple of times when Dineva was at the table and honestly he didn’t have bad points of view but I know him as Funky Dineva and it just seemed so strange and almost phony to have him sitting at the table like he hasn’t dragged Quad on his blog before.

  • Arp362

    @pete@peterpiperatl:disqus Give us some more Tea, who else is on the chopping block? And none of the ladies lobbied for Dineva to stay? I thought him and Quad were friends

  • MRiGOThim

    I knew sumthin was “fishy” :/

  • hotlantaboss

    I don’t really remember him dragging Quad, ever. He may have given an opinion that she was wrong for something, but he seems to have always spoken fond of her from what I remember.

  • hotlantaboss

    You gone stop!?????

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I put his name in parenthesis…google him

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh wow, that’s sad. i hope he can get himself together.

  • Thegigisup

    His ass should’ve never been hired in the first place.

  • Clorox

    this is so very true and a very accurate comparison.

  • T3

    Me three! My sister in my head lol

  • GetIt2gether

    The show is horrible!!

  • THE GAMUTT-WebMag

    bloop–not ‘fishy’..THAT WAS shade …LOL

  • Remy mafia

    Hey Michelle and Alex. I swear Michelle brown get a healthy mental health because trying to bury Quentin after all this time ain’t healthy. You making everything Quentin said about your angry ass look true.

  • Tone

    I Agree

  • Lena mcwhorter

    And that’s because you people that watch Wendy are jealous ass negative haters like wendy!!!

  • NorthC

    How is she making what he said true? He’s making what she said true. She sued him and he refused to show up for court and she got her judgment and she’s collecting. What’s angry about that ?

  • Remy mafia

    listen when i fall out with somebody i say my piece and let it die. if it takes courts then i handle it in court. not in court on the blopgs on the twitter ig and vine.ever since quentin let her have it tht one good time she has went on a war path tryna recruit alexander rogers sandra rose and any outlet that will play her game trash him. that happened last year if its in court why is she still slandering him on her site and using these other ppl to tear him down? cus mother may-i is hurt. lets not forget fnky D. already outted her on how ses known to call up other bloggers and create falsified stories. every single thing he said in his video she is doing which makes him look that more credible. had he been still slandering her bad mouthing her even mentioning her name or blog i could say its fair game but he dont even make refrences to her so why is she still doing it? does that seem healthy to you? i could go on but this is feeling long winded at this long ass ppoint in time lol