Tamar And Vince On The Wendy Williams Show

Hello my peeps! I know today is Tuesday and not Monday, my monthly posting day and I’m not trying to be shady, people, but this springing back and forth thing has rattled my patience and upset my daily routine a bit! I have been so busy trying to avoid the busyness, that I’m falling behind on my obligations. You dig? Anyho, it’s hard to keep a  good woman down when she’s got game, kinda like Tamar Braxton who was fired from The Real a year ago, had life threatening medical issues and rumored to have had an affair on Vincent, who in turn, was alleged to have a ‘love child’ on her… Tamar, who is turning 40 years old this week, seems to have come into owning her ish.

Bravo to you Tamar! I’m going to check out your rumored new talk show, although there hasn’t been much talk about it from the Steve Harvey camp or from Tamar.  But, Braxton Family Values is entering its 6th season and from recent clips, the premiere looks to be very juicy stuff.

I didn’t post Monday because I wanted to wait for Tamar & Vince’s guest appearance on Wendy Williams in hopes of  a cup of flavored tea to indulge your taste buds with today. The interview wasn’t overly revealing, but Vince disclosed he’d lost 90 plus pounds and that he didn’t know he was so big… now, really Vince? I found that kind of hard to believe, but we own what we want to own about ourselves, people.

I had to go and get new spectacles ( that would be eyeglasses to the Millennia) and I can see better now and I see Reality TV becoming more crass, invasive and over dramatized and frankly I’m becoming bored with it all. Maybe I’ll concentrate on penning a celeb book on the glitz and glamor and the lack of nonrecognition for actors and actresses of color that was old Hollywood. You know something substantial and accurate:)

Here’s a clip of Tamar & Vince on Wendy Williams:

MaCray Debuts His Style On LA Hair

Happy New Year, g-moguls!  I know how all media will be dishing on the Golden Globes today, but she’s not like the others, people. You see, if it’s not reminiscent of the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood, then this g-mogul could give less than a care. Honestly, I hardly know any of the new young celebs and frankly, they don’t make movies like they used to. It’s the world of Reality Television, folks. Although horror movies remain my favs. Props does go out to Meryl Streep for keeping it real in her speech. Saw snippets from talk shows where she so eloquently held America’s new president-elect/ former host of celebrity apprentice and Putin’s new best friend accountable for the harm he’s done and still doing with his loose lips that imitated a disabled reporter.

The award-winning actress didn’t call him by name or even regurgitate the countless derogatory remarks he’s made about president Barack Obama, women and people of color. Congrats to Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis, African-American actresses who finally got recognized by a polarizing white people’s Hollywood medium for their outstanding performances. Keepin it real that’s all.

I got hundreds of views from y’all these last weeks leading up to the premier of La Hair, on a post I penned back in 2012 on the colorful and outspoken hairstylist, Macray. I  correctly predicted him as the new break out star on the now defunct, CHICAGOLICIOUS! Y’all can view that post here:  https://wwwclara54.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/mccray-chicagiolicious-breakout-reality-tv-star/ I’ve decided to quench your thirst with more about Macray as he joins Kim Kimble’s LA Hair, along with 5 other new stylists. Yes, Kim Kimble got rid of Dontay, China,  Anthony, Terry and the rest of her old crew, except for the nail stylist Naja, who Kim uses to spy for her.

Kim Kimble’s new crew was put in place to boost the reality show’s ratings and bring in more cash for the network and for her. A cautionary warning for these shows to consider, is that the viewers can spot contrived and over dramatized crap a mile away. When Kim and her sister get into a squabble right out the gate, it’s not believable. And speaking on “fake”, how many of you think Welcome To Sweetie Pies, Ms. Robbie’s son, Tim has found a new girlfriend in Jennifer Williams ( first seasons Basketball Wives) and who believe she needs Tim to help launch her clothing line? And how evident is the lack of chemistry between these two? The closest they came to intimacy was her saying “babe.” Come on OWN, your viewers are not imbeciles. Trust that the g-mogul is on the trail of this insanity. Okay, rant aside. Now, back to the topic at hand…

In the premier episode of Kim Kimble LA Hair, Macray has toned it down a bit…disappointingly. He sports a neatly trimmed beard and haircut ( loved the locs though) and portrayed a calmer demeanor. Perhaps he’s getting a ‘feel’ for his new gig before breaking into his authentic self. He’s also a dad of three. I don’t know if it’s with his white lover from the South or not, but the two of them  appeared on Chicagolicious and were hilarious together as Macray tried to deal with his lover’s jealousy. I predict there will be entertaining drama from this former history teacher whose star is ascending.

More tea on the new Kim Kimble LA stylists:

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1. MaCray- former history teacher finally broke away after teaching for two years to follow his dreams of becoming a hair stylist. I predicted his breakout star power back in 2012 and the g-mogul with the most-est (me) believe he’ll change Kim Kimble’s La Hair for the betterment of all…

2. lah_cast-bio_giorgio_1920x1080-e1482163774243-1620x540Giorgio Van Gogh- no relation to the painter, people 🙂 is an actor straight from the old school antics (he is an actor) and a bit of a showman as evidenced in Thursday’s premier. I think he also will be catering to the whims of Kim Kimble. Giorgio reportedly got his start doing appearances at hair shows…

3. lah_stacey-bio_1920x1080-e1482180559621-1620x540This is apparently a very established woman in her own right. Stacey i barber to the stars, having celebrities like Will Smith and Mike Tyson as clients. She seems to be the most level-headed (maturity) of the crew.

4. lah_cast-bio_tiger_1920x1080-e1482163234936-1620x540Tiger! This Asian persuasion seems to be more flamboyant than Macray. Add ambitious to the mix and Macray might have a bit of competition on his hands. I mean who can go wrong with reality profiles like Tamar Braxton and Blac Chyna among his pedigree clients?

5. lah_cast-bio_james_1920x1080-e1482164062924-800x799James Wright had a good thing going before joining Kim Kim LA Hair. He’s been backup singer to many in the business, including Toni Braxton and Michele’. We all know him as the “Pattie Pie” guy. The YouTube sensation singing the praise of Patti La belle’s sweet potato pies a couple of years back. Reportedly, Patti wasn’t paying James for her surge of new fame and fortune, but she did invite him to cook with her! Can you say stingy & cheap? Just sayin’

6. lah_cast-bio_jay_1920x1080-e1482164592269-1620x540Okay, so I deliberately saved this newbie wonder for last. Jay reminds me of how “green” and “clueless” yours truly was when she left home at 18 to claim her fame and fortune…dang still tryin’ to claim that ‘fortune” doncha know, but I digress. Jay has little experience but she has a big personality and the first rule of thumb for her was the importance of how first impressions matter- in that you have to dress for success in Kim Kimble’s salon. The crew was ordered by Kim to give Jay a much-needed makeover. Jay was a good sport about it and loved the results. I predict that Jay won’t be getting along with the opinionated Naja, but time will tell.

Here’s a sneak peek from the premiere airing Thursdays at 8pm on We TV.

She did the mike drop?

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Whoopi Goldberg Celebrates A Birthday, A Few Favorite Things and A Legacy Award

Happy December, my peeps! So, here’s the rub. Whoopi Goldberg celebrated a birthday last month on The View by sharing some of her favorite things with us. Because I had already listed Oprah Winfrey’s catalogue of her 100 plus favorite things for Christmas, the g-mogul need to make amends. I see a lot of y’all came looking in November, expecting a few of Whoopi’s favorite things. I always aim to please my audience, cause I heart y’all for riding with the g-mogul.That’s why the gurl got ya covered todaaaaay!

Before I share Whoopi’s fav birthday listings, I think it’s worth a congrats to Ms. Goldberg for being awarded the Elizabeth Taylor’s Legacy Award for her longtime work as an AIDS advocate. Whoopi received the award Thursday,on World AIDS Day. Clueless that she was about to receive the award from four of Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren, she was asked a lead in question by one of the View’s co-hosts, causing her to reflect upon events leading up to getting a call from the fabulous, diamond studded, late movie star and Aids activist.

Whoopi said she got the call from Ms.Taylor, asking her for a favor.The actress told Whoopi she didn’t have to do it if she didn’t want to. Whoopi was like, Elizabeth Taylor, of course, she’d do whatever. Like who would say no to Elizabeth! Thus, Whoopi Goldberg, already a voice in the fight against Aids in the 80s joined forces with other celebs who rally-ed with Elizabeth Taylor to raise awareness and funds for the Aids epidemic

Elizabeth Taylor became an activist in the fight against Aids in the 80s because no one knew what or why people were dying from this disease. When her best friend and fellow celebrity, actor Rock Hudson died from the disease, it propelled Elizabeth Taylor to get involved and ultimately dedicate the remainder of her life to bringing awareness in hopes of finding a cure.This tidbit was taken from the vault of yours truly celeb memory Rolodex.The news that Rock Hudson had died of the disease wasn’t as shocking, considering his appearance before his death. He was acting on Dynasty and even kissed actress Linda Evans, who reportedly was afraid she had caught the disease!

Video of Whoopi getting surprise award on The View:

Happy 61st birthday Whoopi Goldberg! A few of the Whoops favorite things:

1. The little free library at littlefreelibrary.org

2. Tattoo Ink are box tattoos that are not permanent at getinkbox.com

3. Tickle Water. com for kids have no artificial sweeteners and Sugarfina Candy at sugarfina.com. The green apple frogs are Whoopi’s favorite.

4. Warther Cutlery Knives are deigned for comfort and durability.http://warthercutlery.com/

5. Genesis Champagne & Wine Preservers,for the alcohol(ics) in you:) “Bartender,’nother round for the holidays!”

6. And the last item on Whoopi’s favorite things list?(drum-roll) Of course, those darn ugliest design sweaters of hers. You can find them at Lord & Taylor’s for around $40

Okay, dropping the mike on y’all. Happy Holidays!

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Oprah’s Favorite Things Amazon Gift Guide

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Okay, so, I know a lot of y’all love Oprah. I thought I’d do something fun and different on this post for your holiday shopping pleasure by letting y’all know that the queen just released her 140 plus page favorite things Amazon gift guide! Yes, people, this is quite a list of some of Oprah’s favorite things. A word of caution, you won’t be finding any door-stopper or Black Friday deals here. Just saying.

So all of you who work hard for your money and need to feed and clothe your babies? Don’t go there! This is not the time to be trying to keep up with a billionaire:) Here’s the amazon link: https://www.bfads.net/adscan/featured-sale/Amazon-Oprahs-Favorite-Things

Okay, Oprah, now will you buy my book?

I voted early today. Make sure y’all vote November 8th!

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Trending Celeb Updates for October

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Happy October G-moguls! Thank y’all for not bailing on the tea blog, now that I’m posting monthly. Did I forget to mention how Y’all Rock!  A big shout out to Celeb Dirty Laundry @celebdirtylaund for the recent Twitter follow! People I don’t be making this stuff up:)

Anyhew, here are your celeb teas for October that includes a brief run through of my opinionated thoughts about what’s really going on in the world of celebville.

A big ole “sorry” going out to Wendy Williams for criticizing the way she hocks her clothing line everyday on the show. It does get a bit old, boring and tired, but listen every show is advertising products, either to line their own pockets or line the pockets of the networks they work for, so the g mogul can’t be a hypocrite by hating on Wendy’s hustle.

I do have a bone that needs picking, though, Wendy. Why did you/r executives have Jason and another producer take the fall because you didn’t know your black people history? I mean, every person (black, white, brown, red) should know something about the NAACP! The firing wasn’t a good look , Wendy. Just sayin.’

I was a bit shook up to hear about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce. I cannot rejoice over the breakup of anybody’s marriage, especially when kids are involved. My thing is, why are people smacking their lips with glee over this? I’m not team Jennifer Aniston or any exes that came before. That’s somebody’s personal thang, happening between two people and the rest of the world needs to butt out.

It blew my mind to read that Kevin Hart was the highest ranking comedian to top Forbes Magazine’s list of rich celebrities. Seems Kevin drew in over $87 million dollars between June 2015 and June 2016, landing him sixth place on the Celebrity 100, FORBES’ annual list of richest celebs.The newly married Hart even beat out the top ranking comedian, Jerry Seinfeld and dude is still going strong. Now, a little birdie told me, actually Eddie Murphy said he was curiously considering returning to the standup stage. Well, Eddie does have like 9 or 10 kids and he is still funny as heck, so why not?

I was bummed to learn that Nicole Beharie wasn’t returning to Sleepy Hollow and that Tom Mison was getting a new female and possibly romantic lead. My next thought was what about Lyndie Greenwood aka Jenny Mills? We can say goodbye to Caitlyn Jenner’s I AM CAIT, which got low ratings. But, those darn Kardashians keep on trucking.

Where’s Tamar Braxton sans The Real? And how many of y’all rooting for Rob&Chyna? Keep it on the real, though! I wish success and happiness to everrrbody.Just sayin 🙂

I want y’all to mark your calendars for my new book, Unleash Your Pearls Empowering Women’s Voices due out soon. Traditional publishers take about a year to produce a product and I’m waiting for my book release- all entrepreneurs know, “if you don’t have a product you can’t make a profit”and I’m in need of my frigging product:)

Anyhew, y’all can hit up the book’s email address for more news and to claim your autographed copy  from the g-mogul @ unleashyourpearls@yahoo.com

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Okay, see what I just did? I’m advertising my book’s distribution just like the celebs and talk show hosts and their guests making public appearances to sell their latest products. Capitalism feeds the world!

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Back- Stabber -TV- Show On Amazon.Com

So, my peeps, I’ve sort of come out from my self-imposed hiatus from the blogs (due to internalizing all the crap that’s piling up in such discriminatory and violent practices leading to loss of life; impacting our children health and well-being and the safety and protection of our families and loved ones) I’ve grown sick & tired of the ugliness of trolls sprouting inflammatory rhetoric on social media,in the news media and so forth and decided enough was enough. I was and do remain in need of self-care in my sabbatical space of healing. I also needed to commit to doing work that made a positive impact and have commenced to do so…I’m finally on the right road again.

I’ve decided to continue monthly postings at Clara’s Celebrity Tea Blog and also began this posting schedule at my other blogs. Posting monthly will allow me the freedom I need to concentrate on other meaningful projects where I use my platform to bring awareness and accountability via articles, film, interviews, webinars and so forth.

Recently, I received this email:

We just wanted to follow-up with you about our new Amazon TV series ‘Back Stabber’. My name is Ryan Zamo, and I am the 27-year-old creator and writer of the new show. Since our June 24th premiere on Amazon, we have received national media coverage for our inspirational back story behind the project, and our messages of acceptance, equality and anti-bullying.

However, most importantly, we are excited to announce that on Monday we got the word from the HFPA that we are officially up for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards! [Including best limited series, and best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television]

Ryan, an openly gay man asked me to join other media in bringing his message to the masses. It didn’t hurt that he gave the ultimate compliment to our site. ( I say “our” because I’ve grown so accustomed to your faces, real and imagined):)

“With just about 90 days left until the final votes are cast, it’s never been more crucial to get our story out. Seeing you are one of the most influential outlets when it comes to doing so, we know having your media power and coverage will help us do just that”!

Okay, y’all I’ll take that:)

As a heterosexual woman of color, my message in sharing Ryan’s work is clear~ ” Get your head and heart right and stop the hate!  Wherever love is God is. I appreciate your continued support and remain humbled and blessed to know that my work in all areas of my writings have yielded me a spot among such great company.

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Recap Of Fun Summer Fashion From The Wendy Williams Show

Hello everyone! Today is June 1st, which means I forgot to send the usual monthly post for y’all. Well, people, it’s because the g-maven penciled time off dates from her two other blogs (subtle plug) https://clara54.wordpress.com/ and http://wisewoman2.wordpress.com. She forgot to post at the tea blog. This clearly means she’s off her game, but have no fear, she got ya!

Instead of the usual brand of teas today, however, we’re gonna talk about fashion. Yep, fashion is always fun and because the g-maven is “resting”, we’re just going to talk summer fun fashion and what’s trending for everybody. So, are we good?! Y’all know celebs like Kate Hudson and Beyonce’ have come out with their brand of athletic wear, and there’s the Jenner girls for the younger generation. But, did y’all know that some real housewives brought their line of clothing to HSN and made money hand over fists? Lisa Rinna even quipped how she makes more money in a few hour on HSN than she does doing an episode of the reality show (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

NeNe Leakes would know a thing or two about that conversation, considering she sold out her whole line of clothing at a HSN appearance, also. These celebs know how to get their coins. Speaking of which, Wendy Williams is a walking billboard, advertising her clothing line on the show. I mean, she literally wore pieces from her line everyday and had the animated Suzanne ( the one who gets Wendy’s audience riled up and clapping) to wear them too. I suppose that’s a great way to push your product, but, the opinion of this g-maven? It came off as Wendy being thirty and tacky:) Just saying. Y’all know Wendy is my gurl, but Jeez.

Here’s Video of Some Fun Summer Fashions obtained from an episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

I’m going for the off the shoulder tops, two piece or dress trend that can be athletic inspired. White and floral pieces are always a good summer choice. Body conscious pieces are not on my preferred fashion to-do list, but they’re striking pieces as well. Remember, white out fashion is the summer fun stand out.

Thank you ladies & gents, for the support of your follow! I hope to see y’all in July with brand new teas that will be well worth your wait. 🙂

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