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.
Kim Zolciak’s husband, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, officially adopted her 2 teenage daughters from previous relationships.
Biermann, who has 2 biological sons with Zolciak, adopted Brielle, 16, and Ariana, 12. The couple is expecting their 3rd child together.
“I don’t know if I could love anybody else’s children as much as Kroy loves the girls,” Zolciak said in a recent interview. “I just don’t know if I have it in me.”
Zolicak, 35, and Biermann, 27, met while she was a cast member on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality TV series. Zolciak had just dumped married Atlanta millionaire developer Lee Najjar who was having cash flow problems.
Zolciak, a known gold digger, said one thing set Biermann apart from the rest of her targets.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” cast members Benzino and Kirk Frost were the featured guests on Kandi Burruss’ web series Kandi Koated Nights. The subject of conversation was Kirk cheating on his pregnant wife Rasheeda. Kirk claims Mary Jane kissed him and he did not kiss her. Also he claims the other girls on his lap in the hot tub was no different than getting a lapdance at the strip club. Kirk did say he regrets agreeing to get in the hot tub
to boost TV ratings because he just wanted to get Rasheeda’s attention. According to a press release, Kirk did’t realize he was embarrassing Rasheeda and he didn’t think about how terrible of a person he would look when the scenes played out after editing.
Rasheeda and Kirk Frost’s reality TV publicity stunts are a ratings bonanza for VH1. On “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” Kirk is seen cheating on his pregnant wife with random women. Despite the fact that their scenes are clearly fake, Kirk and Rasheeda’s scripted marital woes have evoked emotional responses from even hardened thugs who can’t understand why a couple would go to such lengths for a paycheck.
“It’s the fact that they’re willing to run around with other people and do these shenanigans and disrespect their marriage on TV,” said one angry industry insider.
Talk show Diva Wendy Williams is more realistic, accusing Kirk and Rasheeda of lying about marital problems to make headlines on VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta.”
It’s a shame what people will do to stay on this reality tv,” Williams said.
Legendary pugilist Sugar Ray Leonard, left, and singer Usher Raymond attended the ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Annual Gala Charity Fight Night in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 23.
NBC quietly canceled its groundbreaking gay sitcom “The New Normal” after just one season on Friday. The news was met with very little fanfare from the liberal media, which stood in stark contrast to the circus atmosphere hype surrounding the show’s premiere on September 11, 2012.
The cancellation was among a long list of shows such as “Go On” and “Guys With Kids” which were also canceled Friday.
“The New Normal” was produced by Glee’s Ryan Murphy, who sought to redefine the way families are portrayed on TV. Murphy arrogantly described TNN as “changing the face of television.”
But not everyone jumped on the bandwagon. NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Utah made the decision not to run the program at all. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” said Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL-TV’s parent company.