“American Horror Story: Cult” (Season 7) Episode 3 aired on FX Tuesday night (Sep. 19).
Outrage erupts in the community following Ally’s stand-your-ground shooting.
“American Horror Story: Cult” (Season 7) Episode 3 aired on FX Tuesday night (Sep. 19).
Outrage erupts in the community following Ally’s stand-your-ground shooting.
The ladies of Atlanta are back! Bravo has released the first look at season 10 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and it looks fire! Even Sheree Whitfield can’t believe the drama. “Oh my God! Oh, this is getting’ juicy!” she exclaims in the trailer.
As expected, Sheree, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, and Porsha Williams are all returning. Original cast member NeNe Leaks has replaced a fired Phaedra Parks as a full-time “housewife” and fellow OG Kim Zolciak-Biermann will briefly return as a “friend” to the ladies.
The ladies are still dealing with the fallout over Phaedra’s lies about Kandi from last season and Porsha’s role in the debacle. “Once I don’t f*ck with you, I don’t f*ck with you,” Kandi says of Porsha.
Shockingly, however, it’s NeNe who has Kandi’s back and goes after Porsha the hardest. “You deserve some discipline for what you did to Kandi,” she yells at Porsha, who she also calls a “big ass mother f**king liar.” Porsha shoots back with a “f*ck you” of her own to NeNe.
The second major conflict seems to be between Kenya and Kim. It was reported in July that these two got into it, but now we get to see what really went down. Kim threw the first shot by questioning the legitimacy of Kenya’s surprise marriage to Marc Daily, even calling him a “fan.”
“Worry about pimping your daughter out, b*tch,” Kenya responded, referring to Kim’s eldest daughter, Brielle.
Kenya’s relationship isn’t the only one that gets the women talking. Cynthia also introduced the group to her new boo, Will Jones, but Kenya seems to think he’s still sleeping with other women.
And on top of that Cynthia’s ex-husband, Peter Thomas, isn’t quite ready to let go, telling the Atlanta husbands, “Cynthia and I will get back together.”
Meanwhile, a call from an inmate in federal prison got everybody wanting to know what’s up with Sheree’s love life. We reported in August that she was dating (and possibly married to) Tyrone Gilliams, a man currently serving a 10-year sentence for fraud.
NeNe calls Gilliams a con-artist. “I hope he doesn’t con her out of Chateau Sheree,” Kandi adds.
Other notable moments from the trailer include: a health scare for NeNe’s husband Greg Leakes, Kim insinuating NeNe may have a substance abuse problem, and Kenya dialing 911 to make a report.
Porsha also asks if Kim is her new “frack,” while ladies wonder if Kenya really is Cynthia’s best friend. Oh, and apparently Porsha is a “baby vegan” (but still eating meat).
Season 10 of Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Nov. 5 on Bravo.
There are many things Mariah Carey is known for: Her diva attitude, her dog-whistle high notes and her love of all things relating to butterflies.
One thing she is NOT known for is being a skilled, agile dancer.
So know that when I say that Mariah’s lack of movement onstage at the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors was strange, it’s not because I had delusions that she was capable of pulling off a Janet Jackson-style “Rhythm Nation” routine. I just expected her to behave like someone with a pulse and a working musculoskeletal system.
Instead, we got the mannequin challenge.
Mariah looked so uncomfortable onstage throughout the entire routine and she required the assistance of two male dancers to move anything more than an inch.
And when she was supposed to interact with Ma$e during his verse, she looked like she was clenching her ass cheeks and suffering from a serious case of bubble guts the entire time. Ma$e, on the other hand, was bubbly and bounced around during his performance like Tigger. Mariah: She gave him nothing but her best Eeyore and had a face that screamed, “Why am I here right now?”
Watch Mariah’s incredibly lazy VH1 Hip Hop Honors performance below.
Mariah’s former choreographer Anthony Burrell admitted in recent interviews that Mariah’s laziness onstage is something that he dealt with when he worked with her. He also said she performs with “no f*cks given” and called her recent performances “lackluster.” So we already know what time it is, especially after we witnessed that horrendous New Year’s Eve performance.
But Twitter still couldn’t help but notice, mock and highlight just how terrible and awkward Mariah was on VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
They be moving Mariah Carey around the stage like a piece of furniture.
— Ethan ? Krane (@theEthanKrane) September 19, 2017
— Thebigfine (@Thebigfine317) September 19, 2017
— Tamarya Stone (@TamaryaStone) September 19, 2017
— LENA (@_sdm24) September 19, 2017
I’m gonna need Mariah to do a little bit better than this, please. Either that or put away all of the damn dancers and just pull an Adele. But you can’t have all of these people bustin’ a move and breakin’ a sweat, twirling around you while you lazily gaze at them and sigh, Mimi.
While most people enjoyed the trip down nostalgia lane for this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors, which sought to honor “’90s Game Changers,” two people who were on the scene in the 1990s were none too pleased to be left off of the honoree list: LeLee Lyons of SWV and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of TLC.
In a petty move, LeLee got in her feelings and took to her social media to let the world know that she did NOT appreciate SWV not getting a slot on VH1’s tribute to the ’90s.
LeLee’s statement, which lashed out at unspecified people for benefitting from “payola,” “dick riding” and “popularity contests,” was immediately cosigned by her bandmate, Coco, who chimed in saying, “Say that shit sis!”
T-Boz, who was a major rival to SWV in her hey day, backed her former competitor in Instagram, saying, “I feel you.”
Now I’m no Miss Cleo, but I think the angst both of these ladies are feeling stems from the fact that Xscape received a sizable portion of the spotlight during the special as they sang their hits as a group and then Kandi and Tiny came out to perform TLC’s hit song “No Scrubs,” which they co-wrote.
But this jealousy, envy and bitterness is wildly unbecoming and completely unnecessary given that BOTH ladies’ groups have ridden recent waves of promotion and nostalgia. SWV had a lovely comeback complete with their own reality show on WeTV a few years back. And TLC had a WHOLE-ASS TV movie about their lives and impact air on VH1. So it’s not like these ladies haven’t been celebrated or acknowledged for their impact recently.
Xscape is having their year. They reunited for the first time since their breakup way back when at the BET Awards this year, so it makes sense that they’d be the focus for this event too. Besides, while VH1 sought to honor ’90s game changers, it didn’t claim to be nor did anyone expect it to be an exhaustive list of every artist who changed ’90s.
Jay-Z ran ’90s hip hop and he wasn’t honored. Did you see him throwing a hissy fit?
T-Boz’s behavior and participation in this is especially ugly since her group WAS honored, as Kandi and Tiny DRESSED UP in their likeness as an homage to TLC. And Kandi even posted her T-Boz likeness on Instagram, but Tionne didn’t bother to comment, like or acknowledge Kandi’s shout out.
Instead, T-Boz took to Twitter plug another TLC co-writer that she liked better:
Check Out My Girl and her new Single!!!! she co wrote on TLC's album too Sis will you plz post this for GOD's GLORY https://t.co/fpe5YUonYX
— Tionne T-Boz Watkins (@TheRealTBOZ) September 19, 2017
Ok, Tionne. We don’t know this stranger girl whose Soundcloud you’re posting and we don’t know or recognize whatever the hell she wrote for y’all, but we peep your petty.
God doesn’t like ugly or envy and T-Boz and LeLee should stop worrying about others getting shine and worry about being better people. What is meant for you is meant for you, what isn’t meant for you isn’t.
“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Season 4 Episode 10 aired on VH1 Monday night (Sep. 18).
Brooke fends off competition for Booby, Tiffany exposes cracks in Moniece and A.D.’s relationship, Hazel’s mom urges her to go after a real baller, A1 teaches Chanel a lesson in karma, and Marcus and Bridget have a secret encounter.
With a threat of extortion over an alleged sex tape looming over him, Kevin Hart publicly apologized to his pregnant wife for his “bad error in judgement” and cheating on her. However, shortly before his apology, the woman he was caught with over the summer posted a cryptic message of her own.
Rising pop-Latin singer Monique “MoMo” Gonzalez posted a pic of herself emerging from the shadows as sunlight hit her face. Once Hart’s video went viral, Gonzalez’s caption for her post seemed to take on a new meaning. She wrote:
“The truth always comes to light.”
Gonzalez found herself embroiled in a cheating scandal with the comedian in July. The two were caught on video looking very intimate with each other in a car around 5 am after partying at a Miami club.
While nothing incriminating is seen on the video, a source told Radar, “It was obvious they were up to no good.” It was even speculated they were making out as Hart appeared very close to Gonzalez, possibly even getting in the passenger seat with her.
— Ugly Baby. (@LilUglyBabyy) July 19, 2017
At the time, Hart literally laughed off the rumors he was cheating on his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, with a meme. “At the end of the day, you just gotta laugh at the BS,” it read.
A rep for Hart denied the rumor and Gonzalez also told a friend that nothing happened between she and Hart. The friend relayed this to a Miami radio station.
Kevin Hart’s latest cheating scandal was sparked by someone threatening to release “sexually suggestive” tapes of the actor with a woman other than his wife. This person was demanding millions of dollars from Hart in order to keep the videos private.
He chose the cheaper route by going public himself. “I’d rather fess up to my mistakes,” he said.
Gonzalez is not believed to be the woman in the clips as the alleged videos were recorded in mid-August. The FBI has a suspect who they believe attempted to extort the comedian.
Kevin Hart got caught out there in the worst way possible and now he’s been forced to come clean. The comedian has publicly apologized to his pregnant wife, kids and fans after a woman threatened to extort him over “sexually suggestive” videos.
After finding himself in the precarious situation, Hart offered his apologies in an Instagram video he posted on Saturday. He said in part:
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back and because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn’t… I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did…
“At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better. But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that’s what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
Hart’s latest cheating scandal comes after a woman allegedly demanded up to $10 million from the actor to keep her from releasing a series of “sexually suggestive” videos of Hart with a woman other than his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish.
The videos are not explicit and is not a sex tape, but a sexual encounter is implied. A screencap of the video has been released following Hart’s public admission and sources have described the videos to TMZ.
The first appears to show a woman and Kevin in a club getting cozy. The tape then cuts to a bed, where you don’t see the people in the bed … but hear creaking and what could be people having sex. You never see Kevin in the 2nd clip. The 3rd clip shows 2 people milling around a room, one of them looks vaguely like Kevin.
“Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation,” a rep for Hart said in a statement.
The FBI is looking into the extortion case and do have a person of interest as a suspect. However, it’s unclear if the extortionist is the same woman in the videos with Hart or someone else who has obtained the footage in some way.
Kevin Hart last had to deal with cheating rumors in July when he was spotted in a vehicle looking very comfortable with Latin singer Monique “MoMo” Gonzalez. However, she is not the woman in the new videos which were allegedly recorded in mid-August.
“Survivor’s Remorse” Season 4 Episode 5 aired on Starz Sunday night (Sep. 17).
Cam gets passionate with his vision for the Calloway Philanthropic Trust’s first fund-raiser.
Rosemont police have released surveillance video footage of Kenneka Jenkins that captured her final moments before being found dead in a walk-in freezer at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago.
The raw video footage released on Friday (Sept. 15) shows the 19-year-old exiting an elevator and staggering around the halls of the hotel. She is seen going through doors, back into the hallways, and eventually into an unused kitchen area.
However, what is not seen on the footage released is Kenneka entering a freezer. It has also been revealed the old freezer she was found in did not have a lock and could be opened from the inside.
On Thursday (Sept. 14), Chicago activist Andrew Holmes claimed he Rosemont police showed him video of Kenneka walking into the freezer alone and never coming back out. Kenneka’s mother Tereasa Martin and her lawyer, Larry Rogers Jr. said on Friday police did not release any video that Holmes described to them.
“Despite request for all evidence, we have only been provided snippets of video, none of which shows Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer,” Rogers said in a statement. “Serious questions remain as to how she ended up in a Crowne Plaza Hotel freezer and why it took a day and a half for the hotel to find Kenneka.”
A cause of death hasn’t yet been determined after an autopsy and a toxicology report may take weeks or months.
Kenneka was found dead on Sunday (Sept. 10) after she disappeared from a party she and her friends attended at the hotel. Social media has become invested in her mysterious death and have used social media videos to theorize she was murdered.
There have been several protests outside of the Crowne Plaza Hotel seeking justice for Kenneka. Crowne Plaza has offered to pay for her funeral expenses.
Kenneka’s family was able to review the footage prior to it being released to the public.
A lawyer representing the family of Kenneka Jenkins—who was recently found dead in a hotel freezer—says they have not received any video evidence from Rosemont, Illinois police that shows the 19-year-old walking into the freezer alone.
Larry Rogers, Jr released a statement Friday morning (Sept. 15) on behalf of Kenneka’s family. It read in part:
Despite requests for all evidence, we have only been provided snippets of video, none of which shows Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer. The family has not been provided any video or other evidence of Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer.
Serious questions remain as to how she ended up in a Crowne Plaza Hotel freezer and why it took a day and a half for the hotel to find Kenneka. Her death requires a thorough complete and independent investigation.
This is a contradiction to Chicago activist Andrew Holmes who claimed yesterday (Sept. 14) that Rosemont police personally showed him surveillance video from Crowne Plaza Hotel that show a disoriented Kenneka opening the double doors of a freezer, walking in alone and not coming back out.
The anti-violence advocate even held a press conference and deemed Kenneka’s death “an accident waiting to happen.”
“The important part is we all wanted to know: Did anybody call her down there? Did anybody force her down there? Was there anybody on the other side of the room when she got down there? And the answer to that is no.”
Police never confirmed that Holmes was shown such footage, however, Rosemont police spokesman Det. Joe Balogh thanked Holmes’ “[assistance] on behalf of the family and community pursuant to this investigation.”
Holmes has worked closely with several police department over the years due to activism went to the Rosemont Police Department for answers regarding Kenneka’s case allegedly on the behalf of her family.
However, during a protest for her daughter on Thursday, Kenneka’s mother Tereasa Martin said Holmes had “misrepresented” her and said that the statements he made during his press conference were false.
“He came out of the blue and acting … like he was a friend. But he calls me this morning and says, ‘Oh the hotel is not making any money. I think you need to go online and stop the protest.’”
This was a similar statement Martin made about Holmes on Facebook Live prior to attending the protest.
It should be noted that Martin had not seen any video footage at the time she made these statements. She and her lawyer reviewed the footage the following day (Sept. 15).
Although, it is extremely interesting that police would show such vital evidence to an outsider before Kenneka’s mother, and more importantly, her lawyer. Nonetheless, Holmes is standing by his comments following the family’s statement on Friday.
“My point was—and I’m going to stand by it—I didn’t see anyone downstairs behind her. I didn’t see anyone in front of her. I didn’t see anyone trying to force her back there. That’s my point and I’ll stick to it.”
Kenneka was found dead in walk-in a freezer at Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday (Sept. 10) after attending a party with friends at the hotel on Friday. Cause of death was not determined after an autopsy and a toxicology report may take week or months.
Despite heavy social media speculation the 19-year-old was murdered, police are currently treating her case as a death investigation, with homicide or foul play not being suspected.
Any hotel surveillance footage is not expected to be released to the public until the investigation is closed.