According to gossip website, VH1 and Shaq's ex Shaunie O'Neal have axed 3 cast members of the problematic Basketball Wives reality show. If true, it can be assumed that VH1 and Shaunie found 3 new cast members -- who were recruited to be "friends" of the other cast members.

A source told TMZ that Royce Reed, left, Jennifer Williams (right) and Kesha Nichols (center) also got their walking papers -- and will be replaced next season.

TMZ claims Royce was axed because her baby daddy, Dwight Howard, got a judge to force Royce to keep his name out of her mouth. Jennifer was let go because she filed a fake lawsuit against Nia Crooks for slapping her on the show, and Kesha was just too "boring."

If this is true, the women are being fired to make room for new cast members who will breathe life into the show's falling ratings.

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Rapper Lil Scrappy and Atlanta singer Tocarra Hamilton shot the music video for his single "No Love" recently.

If you're not familiar with the single you will be. "No Love" is the theme song for 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' which premieres next Monday.


The private screening for episode 1 is tonight at Frank Ski Restaurant for those lucky few who have invites -- including Toccara who is grateful for her chance at fame.

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You + 1 Guest Are Invited...To A Private Advanced Screening of LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA This Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 - 7PM at FRANK SKI'S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, 2110 Peachtree Road in midtown Atlanta.

You, the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and other VIPs, will be among the first to screen the premiere episode of LHH Atlanta before it premieres next Monday, June 18!

RSVP IS REQUIRED! You will be turned away at the door if you don't have an invite. If you are my lucky winner please plan to arrive promptly at 7PM. If you're late you won't get in!

To win a private invite, leave a comment in this post and tell me why you think you should win the invite! Good luck!

Special thanks to for the invitations!

Former New England Patriot WR Chad Ochocinco is no longer unemployed. The 34-year-old reality TV star, whose real name is Chad Johnson, signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Monday, according to the Miami Herald.

Johnson grew up in the seedy Liberty City neighborhood of Miami and attended Miami Beach high school.

He worked out with the Dolphins on Monday -- four days after he being released by the Patriots for underperforming.

Chad's final year with the Patriots was unremarkable.

Last year he caught 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown in 15 regular season games and he caught just one pass for 21 yards in the Super Bowl.

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If there is any subject that Janet Jackson knows well, it's trannies. Janet is an Icon in the lesbian, gay and transgender communities.

So it comes as no surprise that Janet is helping to put together a documentary on transgenders titled 'Truth'.

As the executive producer of Truth, Janet will conduct some of the interviews herself. Production begins this Summer and will focus on the lives and struggles of transgender persons.

In a statement, Jackson says she is working on the project to try to stop discrimination of the transgender community.

The documentary will be directed by Robert Jason, and will feature stories from North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

According to my west coast connect, Kris Jenner, mom of Kim and Khloe Kardashian, is having a difficult time getting a spin off for her unemployed son, Rob Kardashian.

Jenner had hoped to match Rob with celebrities, such as singer Rihanna, in the hopes of creating a reality show around them. But Rihanna was totally uninterested in Rob. So now Jenner has pinned her hopes on Rob and British singer Rita Ora.

Jay Z's protege, Rita, is struggling to find fame in the United States. She thought her manufactured friendship with Rob would help put her on the map in the U.S. But unlike his sisters, Khloe and Kim, no one really cares about Rob in the US. So he can't help her.

Getting Rob Kardashian a reality show spin off remains a difficult task for Jenner. There are no sparks between Rob and Rita, who always look bored in each other's company. And they have failed to generate blog interest in their manufactured relationship.

Read the email after the break!

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It all started in 2010 when Evelyn Lozada's "rep" emailed me a photo of Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco on their first "date" in Miami.

The guy was concerned that Evelyn's latest publicity stunt wasn't catching fire quick enough with the public. He asked me to write a post revealing Evelyn's "new love interest on the show." I obliged because it was a scoop -- even though the guy explained to me that the relationship was a fraud.

"Do you think [the public] will buy it?" he asked.

Now pretty much everyone in the free world knows that Evelyn and Chad's engagement is a fraud -- including luxury Miami hotel and resorts where the show's producers have been frantically searching for a location to hold their fake wedding.

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Last week, a close friend of local attorney Phaedra Parks reached out to me via phone to ask, "Why are they saying Phaedra and Apollo broke up?"

She was referring to the blog chatter and Twitter rumors that reality TV personality Phaedra Parks's husband, Apollo Nida, moved out of Phaedra's house.

Phaedra's friend wondered why the blogs were writing these things about Phaedra and Appollo breaking up when they are still together.

One blogger in particular, Michelle, of Straight From the A blog, wrote a post suggesting that Apollo is tweeting random groupies from an apartment somewhere in Buckhead. But Apollo doesn't have a job, so how can he afford to pay the rent on an apartment?

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Fan favorite Khloe Kardashian was seen getting ice cream in Studio city with her family on Thursday. Khloe wore bright neon yellow jeggings with a long sleeve print blouse and 6-inch platform Christian Louboutins. The sexy reality TV star tweeted about a delicate problem that most sistas wish they had: her camel toe.
Photo: JD Pht Bx & MCGM/Splash News

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Remember that job offer that director/playwright Tyler Perry extended to Bobbi Kristina to guest star on one of his shows? Well, according to Radar Online, Bobbi Kristina walked off the set and quit the show last week.

BK, who is still dealing with the sudden death of her mother, Whitney Houston, is still filming her family's reality show for the Lifetime network, but she apparently doesn't have the acting skills to handle a role on Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

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Superstar Rihanna debuted her new natty dreads hairstyle Wednesday night during the 2012 American Idol Final Results show. Rihanna whipped her butt length dreads back and forth while performing her hit single "Where Have You Been" during the Finale.

Earlier, Rihanna tweeted a pic of her new dreads extensions, shocking her fans who doubted she was really making the transition to dreads.

Rihanna told her fans on she long wanted dreads since she was 14, but her mother wouldn't allow it. Another follower asked Rihanna if her new hair was heavy. Rihanna responded: "as Goliath's balls."

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Unemployed NFL player Chad Ochocinco and reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada were spotted on the beach filming their new reality show, titled 'Ocho & Eve,' in Miami. Chad was spotted wearing a t-shirt with OMG AKA WTF in huge letters while pretending to argue with Lozada, ex-wife of former NBA player Antoine Walker.

I fully expect Lozada to take to her Twitter page to overinflate this "argument" to boost ratings for the show, which has already suffered form a small exodus of advertisers who weren't aware how ghetto she was on Basketball Wives.

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