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.
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."
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.
Safaree and Erica Mena Samuels announced they are pregnant with their second child after pretending to split up earlier this year. The reality TV stars are parents to infant daughter Safire.
The proud dad confirmed the pregnancy on Instagram, writing, "Safire got a sibling New baby who dis?? [praying hands emojis] #2under2 time to get neutered."
Erica shared a series of pregnancy photos on her own Instagram account on Monday, May 3. She captioned one shot, "More Life [heart emoji]. Who wants that perfect love story anyway."
Safaree, 39, and Erica, 33, met on the set of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York. The struggling rapper and the reality TV star tied the knot on October 7, 2019. They welcomed their daughter 4 months later.
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He announced their breakup in a now-deleted tweet in February.
"I mean this from the bottom of my heart getting married was 1 of my BIGGEST mistakes and it will never happen again. I'm walking away before I End up in jail over some dumb shit. Nobody is worth my freedom!!!"
Erica, a former bisexual, clapped back:
"Since you always run to social media like a little girl I might as well join in. I absolutely agree with you on this. You are the most selfish, vain and inconsiderate person. And not just with me but your only daughter!"
Normally, a marriage wouldn't survive after a wife publicly outs her husband as a man with feminine tendencies.
Thankfully, they realize how important it is for their infant daughter to be raised by two parents of the opposite sex.
A former cast member of "Bad Girls Club" was killed in a shooting incident in Virginia Beach on March 26.
Deshayla 'Shay' Harris, 29, was one of two people killed at the scene, including the gunman.
Harris was struck by a stray bullet during one shooting incident in Virginia Beach, where she died at the scene.
Police say two other shootings took place around the same time in the area, although the incidents don't appear to be connected.
Shortly before her murder, Harris shared an Instagram video which appeared to have been filmed at a bar.
"I'm only doing s**t that's gonna make me elevate!" she said in what turned out to be her final post.
The Virginia native rose to fame following her appearance on the 17th and final season of Bad Girls Club in 2017, when she earned the nickname "Firecracker Fashionista."
She was remembered on social media by former cast member Keyaira 'Key’ Hamilton: "You didn't deserve this man. Rest easy Babygirl... watch over me."
Police say there are no arrests, and the shooting incident is still under investigation.
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Forbes magazine is walking back their report that socialite and reality personality Kylie Jenner is a self-made billionaire.
Forbes claims they were hoodwinked and bamboozled by the makeup entrepreneur and Instagram model who "spun a web of lies" and "inflated" her net worth.
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In an earlier report, Forbes claimed Jenner was a "self-made" makeup mogul who somehow managed to take her company Kylie Cosmetics to the top of the cosmetics industry with just a high school diploma and not much business experience.
Social media users and bloggers scoffed at Forbes' claim that the 22-year-old was worth over a billion dollars. But Forbes stood by its reporting.
Now the publisher claims Jenner and her mother, Kris Jenner "went to great lengths to convince people of their wealth."
Many believe Jenner is worth a few million, if that.
Forbes reports the family invited them into their mansions and CPA's offices, and even "created tax returns that were likely forged."
No word on whether the IRS is investigating those claims.
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"Little Women" star Ashley Ross, also known as "Ms. Minnie" succumbed to internal injuries from a car crash late Sunday night, her publicist confirmed to theGrio early Tuesday.
She was 34.
"It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka 'Ms Minnie' of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34," read the statement posted to Minnie's official Instagram page.
In an email to theGrio, Ross's publicist Liz Dixson said the reality TV star was seriously injured in a hit and run accident that happened on Sunday in Atlanta.
But published reports state Ross died in a car crash involving a second vehicle.
Ross was pronounced dead at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Ross was a cast member on Lifetime TV's reality show Little Women: Atlanta, which followed a crew of female dwarfs who lived and worked in the Atlanta area.
Ross was best known for her scripted scenes with rapper Pastor Troy. In one infamous scene, she shared with him that she miscarried their unborn baby.
She later admitted she was never pregnant, and Troy admitted he played along for the reality TV checks.
Someone sent StraightfromtheA.com's Michelle "ATLien" Brown an exclusive video drone tour of the Real Housewives of Atlanta's homes.
The aerial tour includes detailed video footage of homes owned or leased by RHOA cast members Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Eva Marcille, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey.
Original RHOA cast member Sheree Whitfield's home wasn't on the tour since she is no longer a cast member. But she might be back on the show soon,
thanks to that stunt she pulled with her mama.
The tour is so
invasive detailed that one or all of the Housewives complained immediately to the YouTube gods, and the original video was taken down.
But Michelle only reviewed the video -- and didn't post the original video to her channel -- so her review was allowed to remain.
Check out the video below before YouTube changes their rules!
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Joseline Hernandez caused a minor uproar on Black Twitter after she bent down and kissed the feet of her man, Ballistic Beats, in the latest episode of Marriage Boot Camp.
Hernandez, who got her start on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, was accused of being "disrespectful" after she showed attention to other men in their home.
Ballistic, who was watching her the whole time, objected to her feeding fruit to one man, and ordered her into the house.
Black Twitter was shocked when Joseline SPRINTED inside the house. The couple went upstairs where she apologized profusely.
"I'm sorry. I should'a never fed the fruit to the guy. I'm sorry, my apologies," she said sincerely.
"Not coming from my queen," said Ballistic, who reminded Joseline that he is the king of his castle.
Fearing losing another man due to her attitude, Joseline dropped to the floor and kissed Ballistic's feet in front of company while sobbing uncontrollably.
The episode showed a side of Joseline many of her fans have never seen before. It seems that Joseline has discovered island women's secret to keeping their men happy.
American women, particularly Black women, don't fully understand the power of submission, and how to harness that power to their own advantage.
"This can't be the same Joseline Hernandez?!" wrote one Black Twitter user.
Question: Would you kiss your man's feet in front of company if you knew you did something wrong?
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Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were livid when the latest episode didn't feature a fight between cast members NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore that was shown in last week's preview.
NeNe (pictured above) is seen as she arrived at the Strahan, Sara, and Keke in New York City on Monday.
According to Meaww.com, RHOA fans were eager to see the fight go down on this week's episode. But the episode ended without featuring the much anticipated beat down.
Instead, the episode shows NeNe bonding with Eva Marcille, while Kenya investigates a "snake". Kenya is pictured Christmas shopping with her infant daughter last month.
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RHOA fans are hungry for drama - real or fake. They took to social media to express their disappointment in Bravo TV for trying their patience.
"No hotel fight tonight?!!!! All this dragging and dragging out the snake situation and Kenya and Nene fight is crazy.. Come on @BravoTV!! #RHOA."
Another fan tweeted, "Sometimes the only thing holding me together is seeing the Nene and Kenya fight and bravo dragging that out is just... #RHOA."
And a third user wrote: "Bravo keeps on playing with us, WE WANT TO SEE THE FIGHT BETWEEN KENYA & NENE #RHOA."
Question: Did you tune in to RHOA to see the fight? Do you think the fight between NeNe and Kenya is real or manufactured for views?
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