Trending Celeb Updates for October


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 @


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!





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.

Here’s a clip from back-stabber-tv-show:


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) and 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.🙂



The Ladies Of Chicago Girlfriends~Chicago’s First Reality Television Show

c5743b14-d61f-11e3-a6e5-12313d239d6c-largeHello, g-mavens, g- moguls and all the curious minded folks out there wanting the real tea in the evergreen world of celebrity and entertainment news! I just got word from a reliable source at Sapphire Entertainment Studios @ that Chicago’s first reality television show is causing quite a stir in Chicago-land and surrounding areas. Apparently, Sapphire Entertainment Studios, that produces shows out of New York , Atlanta and California, might just have hit the jackpot of all jackpots with these savvy and saucy ladies of Chicago Girlfriends I’ve been given the green-light to chat about. The show started filming on April 23rd and will be hosting their launch party on the 29th! Yep, Reality Television in chi-town is about to be off the chain! Just sayin’:)

I’ll be sharing more details once the show begin airing in the fall. I know my peeps and I know y’all come on a ‘need to know’ basis. Don’t front, y’all want to know who the ladies of Chicago Girlfriends are and since it’s my job to know these things, I’m bringing y’all the 411 on the castmates. First up is Ms Alice Boswell.


Alice Boswell is CEO of Just Me Magazine, Inc. She is also the creator of Chicago Girlfriends. A graduate of City College Olive Harvey in Chicago, Alice is CEO/Editor/Host/Producer/Director of her magazine and TV & Radio Talk Show Host of the same brand as the reality show she created.


Erika Jackson is an On Air Personality for “JazzE’z Muzic Room” on Urban Broadcast Media/ Host of Chicago Girlfriends on Intellectual Radio; a part of iHeart Radio/Staff Writer for FoxTail Magazine/Blogger for The Consortium/Manager to Artist Ferro’ Haze/Model/Actress . Erika’s feeling about music is simple and creatively put~
“Music Is What Feelings Sound Like” Erika knew music was her calling.After her one and only Son became grown a friend encouraged Erika go back to school and use that captivating voice to broadcast. A year and diploma later from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting and guidance from radio greats Troi Tyler, Bionce Foxx, Davante Stone and Trey Da Choklit Joc to sample different desserts of media, she was hooked.

On Air Personality for her own brokered show, Writer and currently managing an Artist, Erika says this is just the beginning. “If I Can Do It, You Can Too; and I’m still doing it.


Dequaria Tolliver is a model and business executive. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dequaria was one of 5 children. Her mom, Betty Hughes raised her children to be independent and accountable individuals with a strong work ethic.
Dequaria began her modeling career at the age of 13 after she was selected to be a member of the Walnut Hills High School Modeling Club. She enjoyed learning about the industry and continue modeling to this day.
She relocated to the suburbs of Chicago in 1993 for more opportunities in the Industry and auditioned to become a model with the traveling group for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Dequaria continued perusing a career in modeling working with some of the Top Agencies in the Market. She has a natural gift for writing poetry and expressing herself through Spoken Word.
In 2007, her life forever changed with the diagnosis of Multiple sclerosis. Dequaria plan to use her influence and resources in the community to raise funds and awareness for research and providing services for the less fortunate stricken with this disease.
She has 3 children, Auvriel 28 (currently in MBA program), Jordan 17 (High School senior) and Jaylen (sophomore in High School).

Side note: I want to thank Dequaria for answering the questions put to the ladies by yours truly. I get that time management for you ladies is cray-cray right about now and hardly wish to infringe. So, how about a rain check?!:) Okay, back to the teas:


Stephanie McNair, Songstress/Recording Artist, states, “I create lyrics, vocal arrangements, I song both lead and background parts. Majority of my life I have been heavily vested in my music craft. I aspire to be a major successful performing artist. My specialty genres are: Soul, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Inspirational, Trance, House, Hip Hop and World.”
Stephanie StephStaa McNair is a multi-genre female talent and a very dynamic stage performer! She displayed God-Given music interests before she could walk! Her beautiful musical spirit embodies those certain qualities that grabs the attention of many!
This songstress is no stranger to all that comes with a successful music career, she is familiar with the stage, studio, radio, tours, video shoots, photo shoots and magazine interviews(online & print). She has shared the stage with: KRS1, MC Lyte, Yolanda Adams, Regina Bell, Jennifer Hudson, Syleena Johnson, Dead Prez, Lisa Raye, to name a few.
She has four projects under her belt (solo and collaboration). Her vocals have been featured on fellow Hip Hop and Jazz artist(s) on the verge from home base. She is also a cover song lead vocalist for hire, currently she works with 2-3 cover bands. She hosts/engineers a radio talk & tunes show E! Event Social that broadcasts on a weekly basis on & 1680AM!
StephStaa also appears as a narrator in Will Adams indie film “Sex Ain’t Love.”
This up and coming renaissance starlet has a diverse support base. Her musical gift is what she plans the impact the world with, during her rise to success she wants to inspire and have her own school of arts, to provide more musical opportunities to like-minded individuals. She endured struggles during her upbringing, she’s a hard worker and determined. She’s been walking on a long road seeking musical success. No question, she’s Grammy ready and worthy!

afde7898e757ab73df0d3e4fe3946c66Okay, that’s a glimpse into the lives of the new reality Chicago Girlfriends cast members. Those who got dressed up in their finest duds in support of Chicago Girlfriends, my g-mogul intuition says y’all had a great time. The launch for the Red Carpet press event moved to the W Chicago Lakeshore, 644 N. Lakeshore Drive, to accommodate the response of registered attendees.

Red carpet VIP tickets made available at

Check out the event’s fb page here:

Tomorrow’s not promised, so go out there and just do the darn thing!


May 13th Update: Chicago Girlfriends is now Chicago Ladies.  More Casting calls going out now!

Lamar Odom Commentary: When The World Prayed


There are documented cases where people share their near death experiences, often referred to as out- of- body experiences. Many of these people say they hear God speak or that they find themselves walking into the white or bright light leading to heaven’s door. I wonder about Lamar Odom’s near death experience. Did he see God? Did his whole life flash before his eyes? Perhaps we’ll never know. What I know for sure is that the world grieved, prayed and asked God to save this man after a near fatal drug overdose. We didn’t judge. Instead, we prayed for his life, through his comatose state, his organ failures and his altered mental status. We prayed and although there are reports that he’s still limited in certain physical and mental capacities, a team of doctors guided by God’s invisible hand helped restore Lamar Odom to the extent that he can walk, talk and smile again.


Lamar Odom was given a second chance at life. He was one of the lucky ones and as the world got to see him slowly improve; fans, friends and family of Lamar Odom thanked the good lord for bringing Lamar back. Irregardless of the obtuse act he committed against himself, the pain and suffering he caused to his loved ones and the fear that he might not make it shared by the world, we all were rooting for Lamar Odom. The latest reports about Lamar doesn’t sound good. Lamar is reportedly drinking again and thinks he can handle it. Lamar Odom is a human being in pain and an addict in denial. An addict with all the resources he needs at his disposal to get the treatment he needs to stay clean and sober and free from drugs.


Lamar is allegedly telling friends and family that he doesn’t need treatment for his addiction, but he is willing to continue his physical therapies. In my humble opinion, Lamar Odom is very, very, lucky to be alive. Sadly, Lamar ill informed if he thinks he can have just one drink. His addictive personality won’t allow it. Lamar Odom needs to do the work he must do to live and become the great man he can be. If he doesn’t do it for himself, then, do it for his children.


Lamar, the world wept, prayed and had conversations with the man upstairs when we thought you might not make it. We prayed then and I suppose we’ll keep praying for you, like humanity calls for us to do, but you’re not doing your part. You have to wake up Lamar and be accountable~ there are little boys and girls wanting to play ball like you and they are watching from the sidelines. We prayed for you when you were knocking on death’s door, Lamar Odom and we’ll keep praying for you, even when we just want to knock some sense into that beautiful bald head of yours!! Get the help you need and thank the good lord every single day for giving you another change to get your life right.


Alright, what y’all think about Lamar Odom drinking again? Should we be worried he’ll start the drugs? Tell me what you really think in the comments and I’ll get back with ya next month.




Why Kim Fields Is A RHOA Class Act

Good Morning G-Moguls! This post was scheduled a week ago and put on hold after hearing about the sudden passing of Angela “Big Ang” Raiola of Mob Wives on Thursday Feb 18th. In my humble g-maven opinion, Big Ang made that show! She was a peacemaker. Angela Raiola’s last appearance was on Dr. Oz where she spoke to her fans about her 4 decade old cigarette habit, her cancer diagnosis and doctors 30% prediction at life prognosis. My condolences to her family.

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I Hope all of y’all had a lovely and loving Valentine’s Day and for the kiddies, it was a great time being out of school on President’s Day.Yay! Anyhew, it’s all love. So, here I go regressing to my same ole Real Housewives of Atlanta watching. I mean these women are behaving in the most ratchet way ~ seems like they’re running neck & neck with the cutthroat ratchets of Reality TV’s cast of Love & Hip Hop.

Okay let’s just rewind to the reality of all of these shows. According to a Hollywood insider that I interviewed a while back, these shows have to bring the drama. No question that these reality stars are being coached on the sidelines by producers, with the understanding that if they want to stay relevant, keep holding that peach (RHOA), and pick up that hefty pay check, they had better keep bringing out the ugly, for viewers to keep watching.


And nobody brings the “ugly” more than Ms. Kenya Moore! Just sayin. For all of us thinking Kenya might chill now that she has a young 28 or 29-year-old stud as her Valentine, heck she should be calm, cool and satisfied, right? NOT! Kenya Moore is whining and acting so possessive, jealous and immature, in relation to her BFF status with ( a work in progress now that NENE is back) Cynthia Bailey. And she’s taken on an ugly stance against the newest member of the housewives, Ms. Kim Fields aka Tootie on the long running Facts of Life television show and as one of the roommates, Regime, on Living Single. The woman has a glowing body of work that makes Kenya Moore twirl with jealousy and envy.

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Although Kenya can’t seem to contain her dislike of Kim Fields, the other women at least pretend to like her. It’s only when Kim isn’t around that the others might cackle and grin behind her back. Phony & inauthentic behavior, ladies! I was really in agreement with Sheree Whitfield when she spilled the beans to a clueless Kim Fields. Lots of folks are having their say about Kim being on the show.  Even celebs weigh in and feel like she can’t handle the women. Actor Jerry O’Connell, in response to a question asked by Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, thinks Kim didn’t know how ‘vicious’ the women on the show could be. I personally feel Kim  have got to throw a little shade when dealing with those wenches- come on, people, a little shade never hurt nobody!

I applaud Kim Fields for bringing a bit of “real” to RHOA and for letting the women see how a for real lady carries herself in the face of backstabbing, haters, instigators and green-eyed monsters~ Kenya “twirl” Moore.

Okay, that’s a wrap, people. I have more irons in the fire, so enjoy your weekend and tune in next month for more from Clara’s celebrity teas, given the only way yours truly dish it, with truth & flavor:)


Great Movie Classics To Remember


Hello peeps. After nearly two months, I’m back! I’m writing this in my bedroom while watching Sandpiper, on TCM or Turner Classic Movies. I’m catching up with one of the greatest love couples in movie making history, besides Hollywood legends, Ruby Dee & hubby Ozzie Davis, of course, comes Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Elizabeth had a ‘thang’ for Richard and he apparently had a ‘thang’ for her. It’s all evident in their on-screen chemistry. Not to mention all of those sparkling jewels Richard gave her over the years.

So, hope y’all had a great holiday break. I felt great, got a few things done, including putting the finishing touches to my motivational book for women. The book is currently at the publishers. If you want to some for ‘real’ tea about the g-mogul go here to pick up my e-story~ I also celebrated another ‘born’ day. I’m in good company with the winter birthdays. Hey Oprah, Martin and daddy! I spent in a little time with those pesky housewives, as well. NENE’s return to RHOA wasn’t anything to shout about, so I didn’t. And how many of you missed Claudia? Ok, then…

Those reality Kardashians aren’t going anywhere soon, apparently, since they are all about the Benjamins and the paparazzi and they know how to turn a story into about a billion dollar bucks. The sister’s Apps became moneymakers, their tweets, Instagram photos and drama switching love interests are all over. Khloe even moved estranged hubby Lamar Odom into her Calabasas neighborhood, wrote a book (ghostwriter perhaps?) and has her own show, ‘Kocktales With Khloe’ and spilled the tea that no one in the family drinks more than momager, Kris (yawn)

Aside: If I talked to my mama the way those daughters talk to Kris, LIKE, Honor thy father and thy mother…

Sad day about Natalie Cole and David Bowie passing~ truly classic!

Okay, back to Turner Movie Classics, y’all know, back when movies were golden and folks could appreciate for real acting from stars who loved their craft. I have to say, it’s taken me years to watch, but I have a recommendation for all y’all movie buffs. If you want to see some great acting, be sure to catch “A Woman Under The Influence”, starring Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk and written and directed by Rowlands husband, John Cassavetes. It’s about a mentally ill wife and mother of three small children, whose husband played by Falk, friends, parents and small children, views her illness in different ways. It was especially touching to see how protective of their mother, the little children were…

Reportedly,Cassavetes had such a limited budget in making the film, he cast Gena Rowland’s real mom to play her mother and cast his mom as Peter Falk’s meddling mother. I loved this film and the cast of suburb actors.

Other great classics:
The VIPS- Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? Taylor & Burton

The Sandpiper- Taylor & Burton

If you like classic movies, share in the comments your the tea on some of your favorites of all time:)