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Eboni K. Williams says don't blame her for Real Housewives of New York's low ratings this season. The ratings are so low that the RHONY reunion show has been put on hold until August 5.

Producers had hoped Eboni, the show's first Black cast member, would add some color to the show and perhaps attract more Black viewers this season.

But the opposite happened. The show lost viewers.

The April 6 episode drew just 764,000 viewers, making it the show's lowest-rated episode ever, according to DailyMail.com.

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Ebony is accused of having a "preachy" attitude and being passive aggressive while engaging in race-related conversations with the cast.

Eboni said the racial topics are important conversations to have.

"My answer is simply this. A — I'm a little bit of a preacher and I wear that as a badge of honor. And I'm a little bit of a teacher too," she said on a recent episode of "Watch What Happens Live."

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She added that she was trying to make "authentic connections" with her new castmates.

She has had heated discussions with castmates Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer, who said she didn't understand how Eboni talks about "suffering" when she lives a life of privilege as a well-heeled Black woman who is far removed from the Black struggle.
 

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WE tv announces a new reality TV series, "Brat Loves Judy," premiering Thursday, Aug. 5 at 9 p.m.

The new docuseries follows iconic rapper Da Brat and entrepreneur Jesseca "Judy" Dupart as they document their lives as one of the first openly lesbian couples in reality TV.

The "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Da Brat and her girlfriend Judy are part of We tv's effort to increase LGBT+ visibility in media to 40% this year.

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"WE tv has long solidified itself as a home for authentic stories and relatable relationships, and we're thrilled to add Brat and Judy's larger-than-life love story to our Thursday night originals," said Lauren Gellert, EVP of Development and Original Programming for WE tv.

"These two powerful and successful women are sharing their brand-new relationship with audiences for the first time ever, bravely inviting viewers to experience all their emotional 'firsts' alongside them."

"Brat Loves Judy" brings audiences a never-before-seen look into the world of veteran hip-hop artist and two-time Grammy Award-nominee, Da Brat, and Jesseca, the multi-millionaire business owner and CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, as they build a new home together, participate in couples therapy, deal with meddling loved ones, and a surprise proposal.

Family and friends featured on the series include Judy's adult daughter, Deja and Deja's infant daughter Kenzie; Bella, Brat's manager and confidante; Brat's friend Montana and his wife Rhonda; and of course, Brat and Judy's six dogs – Staxx, Rockie, Fat Boy, Loyal, Fendi, and Rebel – among others.

The series also features a surprise appearance by Brat's half sister LisaRaye McCoy, as the siblings explore their strained relationship.

Watch the teaser below.
 

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Dimitri Snowden appeared in court on Wednesday as a judge tossed out a temporary restraining order filed against him.

Christeline Peterson was granted a temporary restraining order in March after she alleged that Dimitri, 40, abused her during rough sex.

Peterson also accused Dimitri's wife, Ashley Snowden, of domestic abuse. Peterson and the Snowdens are cast members in TLC Network's "Seeking Sister Wife."

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Peterson (pictured) claimed that Dimitri slammed her head into a headboard and continued choking her during sex. She said he ignored her pleas to stop.

Dimitri countered her allegations by showing the judge text messages from Peterson saying she enjoyed being choked.

Peterson, a mother-of-two, traveled to America after being courted online by Dimitri Snowden.

Peterson also made similar allegations against Ashley, but the judge dismissed that case.

She alleged that Ashley was abusive to her in January, saying she "shoved me to prevent me from leaving the home my husband and I shared with her," according to court documents.

Seeking Sister Wife is in its third season on TLC. The series showcases the growing polyamorous community in America.

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The Snowdens and another sister wife, Vanessa (right), are seen in a promo shot from TLC.

Willow Smith, daughter of A-listers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, revealed that she is open to having a polyamorous relationship because she doesn't enjoy sex as much as her partner.

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The 20-year-old rock musician came out as polyamorous in a recent episode of "Red Table Talk" with her mother, Jada, and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield Norris.

Willow said polyamory is not considered cheating, because it's unfair to men when women deprive them of sex outside of the confines of their relationship.

"In my friend group, I'm the only polyamorous person and I have the least sex out of all my friends," Smith said.

She said men should be free to enjoy intimacy within the context of a polyamorous relationship as opposed to a traditional 2-person marriage.

"The history of marriage really irks me, just the history of marriage as a whole and what it has represented over the years for women in particular," she added.

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Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member Mary Cosby says she and husband Robert Cosby Sr. sleep in separate bedrooms.

She made the revelation during part 2 of the RHOSLC reunion show on Wednesday.

The 48-year-old mom-of-one became emotional while discussing her unconventional marriage to her late grandmother's husband -- her step-grandfather.

Mary explained her "arranged" marriage, saying her inheritance was dependent on her marrying her step-grandfather.

"My grandmother told me, for herself, that she wanted me to take her place," Mary said. "Basically, Robert Sr. was 20 years younger than my grandmother. My grandmother felt like she robbed his youth. So she said, 'If something ever happens, I want you to marry one of my girls, because I know that they will be loyal to you and treat you good like you treated me.'"

In an earlier episode, Mary said she delayed consummating their marriage by telling Robert she was still menstruating -- for an entire month.

Eventually the couple welcomed a son, their only child named Robert Jr.

When asked during the reunion if she is "in love" with her husband, Mary replied, "I absolutely think I am."

But she shared that they sleep in separate beds and they have not had sex in the "last few years."

Fighting back tears, Mary said, "We're happy. You can't say or do anything to take happiness away from me. It's hard to get. If you can find that in a man, it doesn't matter where he came from."

"Marriages are hard, they're horrible, they can be a nightmare," she continued. "I have a beautiful one."

"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" has been renewed for a second season.

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Drew Sidora says Gizelle and her husband, Pastor Jamal Bryant really are together and they are in love.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta newcomer doubts the criticism leveled at the Bryants by The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member Monique Samuels, who claims Bryant is cheating on his wife.

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Monique (pictured at home with her family) said Bryant has had a mistress for eight years. Bryant clapped back by threatening legal action and accusing Monique's husband, Chris Samuels, of beating her. Bryant also vowed never to appear on RHOP again.

Monique, a 37-year-old homemaker and mom-of-two, officially quit the show and won't return for Season 6.

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Drew Sidora told Andy Cohen she knows Pastor Bryant very well and she defended his relationship with his wife.

"I know pastor Jamal and he loves this woman," said Drew, 35. "I know a lot of their history and I believe that they really are together and in love."

Drew continued: "I saw him at the airport in Atlanta and he shared with me that they were back together. Because I was in the church when all of the scandal things were happening so..."

Drew questioned Monique's motive for trying to break up Pastor Bryant and his wife, Gizelle. She is not convinced that Monique's binder is filled with texts and other receipts.

"I wish she [Monique] would have gone through all the tabs and they've got apps for that stuff so I can't really say for sure, you know?"
 

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Matt James, 29, made history as the first Black and bisexual "Bachelor" in the reality TV show's 18-year history.

In a recent preview of the season, Matt told host Chris Harrison that he's never been in love before.

When "Extra" TV's resident "Bachelor" expert, Rachel Lindsay asked how Matt will differentiate between love and infatuation since he's never experienced being in love, Matt said, "There's things you will do for someone when you love them, there's things I wasn't willing to do up until this point. I told people that I love them and I guess I didn’t mean it like I mean it now... Love, for me, has grown."

When asked what is he looking for in a woman, the real estate broker answered, "I got to be able to trust you, you have to be able to trust me. Number two, we got to be able to laugh at each other, we got to be able to have fun. The third one is just commitment. I got to find a ride or [die], and I want to be someone's ride or [die]."

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The closest thing Matt has to a ride or die is reality TV star Tyler Cameron (left). Matt and Tyler are inseparable. A quick internet search turned up photos of the two men in each other's arms.

Tyler, 27, appeared as a contestant in the 15th season of The Bachelorette. He is also signed to the Next Models agency in Miami.

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Rachel also asked Matt about some of his female suitors, including a contestant who has been accused of being an escort. He teased, "All I'm gonna say about that is, I'm laughing but those are serious accusations to bring against somebody… I don't have a sister, I don't have a daughter, but if my sister and my daughter was being accused of something like that, I would take that serious and, and that's what we did. You know I took that super serious and we got to the bottom of it."

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Matt played coy about how far she makes it on the show or if the accusations are true, saying, "You have to tune in and find out."

As for Queen Victoria, who showed up on the first night wearing a crown to meet Matt, he quipped, "Listen, I'm gonna say this. I, I've never been in their position, so I don't know what it feels like to be one of many, and whatever you choose to do to make yourself seen, I'm all for it, so whatever you got to do to make sure I remember you and we get time together. There's no rules in war and love."

When grilled on whether he found his wife in the room or if there was potential for that, Matt said, "1000 percent."

Matt said there is "nothing" he would change about his season. He explained, "I wasn't somebody who I wasn't."

A recent poll revealed more women are willing to date bisexual men.
 

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Monique Samuels has had enough of groveling for reality TV checks. The 37-year-old homemaker officially quit The Real Housewives of Potomac and won't return for Season 6.

The mother-of-two shared the news after the RHOP season 5 finale aired on Sunday. Monique called her reality TV career "a crazy ride" but she's happy that it's over.

"What a crazy, crazy, crazy season... It's not easy doing reality TV and to be quite honest, I'm over it," she said.

"I appreciate everything people have done for me, everybody that's been Team Monique I love Y'all, but when you cross certain lines there's no going back. And for me, my family is that line. The opinion of my family and my kids and what they think about anything that I do is more valuable to me than anybody's opinion, so, I'm over it."

The news comes after multiple run-ins with co-star and former friend Candiace Dillard on the set.

Monique got into a hair pulling match with Dillard in 2019 and she was charged with second-degree assault. Then, earlier this month, she was hit with a cease and desist from Pastor Jamal Bryant, who threatened legal action if she didn’t apologize for accusing him of cheating on his wife, Gizelle.

Bryant clapped back, saying Samuels was an abused wife and her husband, former NFL player Chris Samuels, had CTE. The salacious gossip led to rumors that church leaders were considering firing Bryant for bringing shame to the pulpit.

Samuels denied reports that she'd been fired, saying she'd already received her Season 6 contract from Bravo.

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In addition to her reality TV gig, Samuels also manages her husband, Chris Samuel's real estate investment company, as well as doing a little blogging on the side. Chris is a former left tackle for the Washington Redskins.

The couple were photographed with their two children, Christopher, 7, and Milani, 4, in their Potomac, MD mansion for a photo spread in the Washington Post in 2018.
 

 

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In case you missed episode 3 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, a new cast member was introduced last night.

The cast is getting younger and younger every season, as Bravo TV producer's push the aging Divas out the back door in hopes of boosting the show's ratings with a fresh new cast on season 13.

So far, their new strategy isn't working as the ratings continue to plummet, according to Michelle "ATLien" Brown. RHOA's ratings plummeted for the second week in a row.

According to Michelle, episode 2's ratings was 1.18 million viewers. Michelle says the RHOA cast is struggling without NeNe Leakes.

Anyway, back to the new cast member. Her name is Falynn Guobadia, 31, and she joins LaToya Ali and Drew Sidora, the latter of whom was promoted after appearing as a "friend" for three seasons.

In Sundays episode, Falynn invited RHOA cast members Porsha Williams, Porsha's sister, Lauren, and friend, Tanya, to her house for some poolside fun.

Falynn's net worth is estimated at $2 million and she is a fashion model, influencer and public speaker.

According to another blogger, Falynn agreed to appear on the show in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Don't tell me Falynn got the money that NeNe left on the table?

Falynn's husband, Simon, 57, is CEO of the SIMCOL Group, KLC Petroleum, and SIMCOL Petroleum. He also owned a restaurant that was forced to close down during the pandemic. His net worth is estimated at $25 million.

The couple is childless but they have children from previous relationships. Falynn has three children from her prior marriage. Her eldest son, Troy, is 14. She had him when she was 17.
 

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Gizelle Bryant's ex-husband Jamal Bryant is furious at Monique Samuels for slandering his good name on Real Housewives of Potomac.

Bryant, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, has denied the cheating rumors involving members of his congregation in a response to Monique's accusations on the RHOP reunion.

Monique reportedly brought receipts to Part 1 of the RHOP reunion. She accused Bryant of cheating on Gizelle and fathering several children out of wedlock.

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There are rumors that Bryant has fathered at least one child out of wedlock while married to Gizelle, but he denied the allegations in his Instagram Live.

"From the jump, you need to know tonight is not an apology. I'm not asking for anybody's forgiveness," he said.

"Tonight is for clarity. For five seasons, I've never said anything about Potomac. Never said anything in a post, an interview, a tweet or a text. I average about 56 interviews a year, and in no terms have I ever mentioned Potomac — good, bad, or ugly."

He went on to say he would never appear on the series again and he's never even met Monique.

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"And I want you to know that I will NEVER be on the Housewives of Potomac or anything in that franchise ever again. But I wanted you to know why. It has been a gross misrepresentation of my character, my ministry and my humanhood.

"Monique Samuels I've never met. Never shook her hand, never been in the room with her and yet, she's assassinated my character with anger and hostility.

"I've got to address this because, on national, international television, you labeled me a 'Holy Whore.' I'm not sleeping with any woman in my church. I have no babies in my church. I have no inappropriate relationship with any woman in my church."

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Bryant also addressed Monique's husband, Chris Samuels, whom he accused of abusing Monique.

"You became hostile and it was misdirected rage, it was misdirected rage, uh, because you live in a house with a man who has anger management, who doesn't mind expressing volatile behavior.

"And everything I'm saying tonight is, uh, not conjecture. This is not murder, this is self-defense. So, on Sunday for the first time in five years, I'm inviting my audience to watch the reunion.

"Chris, you've got to take care of CTE. Some of your former teammates contacted me, they're concerned... We have the footage of that but I'm not going to air that. I'm asking you to please get help. I've tracked down your pastor so all that I'm saying is in love, so your pastor can help you get the help that is needed and that is necessary."

He also accused Monique of sleeping with her personal trainer, and he claimed the trainer is her baby daddy.

It was all too much for Bryant's parishioners - some of whom fainted on their social media timelines. After they recovered from the shock, they promised to tune in to Part 2 of the RHOP reunion show.

Watch the Bryant's speech below.
 

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Mary Cosby was only 22 when she married her step-grandfather Robert Cosby Sr., now 62.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member said she told Robert Sr. she was on her period to avoid having marital sex with him on their wedding night.

"I'm not gonna lie it was all bizarre. Thank goodness I was on my period at the time and the period lasted about two weeks."

Mary said he repeatedly asked if she was still on her period. She said she prayed on it before eventually consummating their marriage on the 28th day.

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Mary's grandmother, Rosemary "Mama" Cosby (pictured with Robert), pre-ordained that Mary would inherit her estate -- including the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, other churches, homes, restaurants, money, and her second husband, Robert Sr.

When Mama Cosby passed, Mary inherited everything that her mother thought she should've received as her mother’s closest next of kin. Mary's inheritance drove a wedge between her and her mother to this day.

"I was actually 22 when I got married. It split our church. My mom felt like she was the one who should have had all of it and the church," Mary said.

Mary said she was 19 when she last spoke with her mother - her best friend at the time.

As for consummating her marriage on the 28th day, Mary said, "It worked out so good. Like, it couldn't have been better."