Reality TV personality NeNe Leakes made her debut on Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars last night. NeNe and her dance partner Tony Dovolani danced the Cha Cha. And while they did good enough to score 21 out of 30, NeNe — a former stripper — showed none of the moves that prompted ballers to make it rain — or even sprinkle — dollars on her.
Television mogul Tyra Banks and new boyfriend Erik Asla were spotted heading to lunch at Pearl’s restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 7. The 40-year-old fashion tycoon recently invested some of her wealth in The Muse, a media and education startup that helps people decide what they want to do for a living. Banks infused $1 million of her own money into The Muse’s funding coffers. The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model is the creator and host of the long-running reality TV series America’s Next Top Model. She was also the host of the now-defunct Tyra Banks Show.
Love & Hip Hop: NY cast member K. Michelle believes her latest album is good enough to earn her a Grammy nod. But the Grammy folks don’t think so — and for good reason: she sucks!
K. Michelle thought she could parlay a reality TV acting job into a successful music career. She forgot that she isn’t taken seriously as a singer because she doesn’t have the respect of her peers in the music industry.
K. Michelle’s 2nd recording contract with RCA Records in 2011 ended abruptly due to her abrasive attitude.
In last night’s shocking conclusion of ‘R&B DIVAS: LA, Reunion Show’, cast members Michel’le and Kelly Price reveal dark secrets in their past. Kelly (pictured below right) said she regretted not watching the Diva Monologues, but she was busy with her own production of Not Your Mama’s Monologues. Cast member Lil Mo broke down in tears after watching a clip of Kelly revealing past sexual molestation by a cousin when she was only 3.
Then Michel’le, left, told host Wendy Williams that ex-boyfriend Dr. Dre broke her nose in several places. She related that Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was the one who taught her that love can exist without pain.
Chante Moore also admitted she had a nose job to fix damage from an abusive relationship, but she wouldn’t name the culprit — leaving viewers to guess was it husbands Kadeem Hardison or Kenny Lattimore?
Watch the full video after the break. Make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy.
NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife Cookie are urging their gay son, Earvin Johnson III, aka EJ, to say no to reality TV shows.
E.J. came out of the closet in flamboyant style earlier this year when he was photographed with his reported boyfriend. Since then he has given interviews and updated his social media pages indicating his hope to be a voice for gay youth by starring in a reality TV show.
But not if his parents can help it.
VH1 aired part 2 of the pre-recorded “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Reunion last night. The Reunion show was hosted by the series’ masculine producer Mona Scott-Young.
Ronnie Ho of the AJC Radio & TV blog recaps the show. Read excerpts after the break.
President Obama doesn’t care for the influence that narcissistic celebrities have on today’s youth. In a recent interview with Amazon.com, Obama said negative influences such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West didn’t distract him from his pursuit of the American dream when he was a kid. Obama blamed today’s confluence of narcissistic, self-obssessed traits on the influence of Kim and Kanye and reality TV shows.