Zion Harvey: How A Real Celebrity Looks

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Don’t get it twisted people, it’s not always about celebs and their quirky lives or even about their extravagances. I mean, even Nicole Bitchie finally answered to her calling:) On the real, though and y’all might not know this about me, but the g-mogul love children and just want to protect them in all of their innocence!

So,parents, keep your children safe. Stop the dumb sh*t like leaving them in locked cars where they die from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Women with young children, stop putting your new man relationships before the protection of your children! Grow the hell up and stop the insanity.

Just know when y’all go to jail for neglect, I ain’t gonna cry for ya. On the contrary, I’ll be applauding. Just sayin’ Okay, now that I’ve gotten that off my rave & rant list…

Today, I jut want to give a shout to my new found celebrity kid by the name of Zion Harvey. Zion lost his legs and arms to infection, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying being a kid:)

8 year old Zion is the first child in the world to get a double hand transplant when he recently underwent a big surgery to attach his new hands. Zion was captured on camera getting love from his mom and telling her that if his new hands didn’t work, he didn’t care because he had his family…now, there’s a real celebrity:) There are so many little Zions in the world, people and it’s time we started paying attention!

Gotta say condolences to the Brown and Houston families for their loss of twenty-two year old Bobbi Kritina. The late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only daughter’s funeral takes place on Saturday in Atlanta.
Condolences also go out to the Brand family for the suspicious death of their daughter Sandra Brand, in a Texas jail cell. Can you say ‘coverup’?

The g-mogul also Just learned about the passing of one of my favorite country singer’s Lynn Andersen, at the age of 67. I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden-

Valerie Harper, diagnosed with brain ca a few year ago, is doing well after collapsing on stage at her performance in Portland, Maine. The gaunt actress admitted to having a tough time remembering her lines in a prior interview, but denied it had anything to do with her cancer.

NeNe Leakes Quits: Reality Housewives Shake Down!

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So, NeNe Leakes bids the housewives of Atlanta adieu! Anyhow, happy Tuesday, my tea co-horts. This is the end of June and sadly for some of you drama loving tea moguls, so is the news that NeNe Leakes is leaving the Reality conglomeration that made her a rising celebrity. Ms. Leakes was the last original housewife remaining, having been with the show for 8 years. Y’all know I have a theory:) Just maybe, none of the other wives, except maybe Phaedrea were thrilled to film with the rich “b*tch”, so just maybe she felt pressured to leave the show. And y’all know she was wrong for talking down to the well established therapist, Dr. Jeff. I’m just sayin’

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Anyhew, NeNe haven’t left the Bravo family entirely. Remember she and former reality person, Kim Zolciak have that road trip in the works. Reportedly, the newest housewife, Claudia Jordan won’t be back on the show either. We need to give that girl props though, cause she does get around. Apparently a staple on Rickey Smiley Morning Show in Atlanta, Claudia was also on Tiny’s late night show, along with Tamar Braxton where there were whispers about the pair not clicking. Tiny’s late night girl fest, fizzled out rather quickly.Could it be because we the viewers couldn’t understand a thing coming outta their mouths?!

Y’all know by now, doncha, that Brandi Glanville got the boot from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Yep, the mouth got the boot, right alongside her new best buddy, the tortured soul and sister of Kyle Richard, Kim Richards. Did you see that Dr. Phil debacle? Sad, very sad. Now here’s my theory on why Brandi got the boot. When she drank, the truth came out. Not only did she spill the beans about Kyle’s fancy for inhaling weed, she also showed much disrespect to Andy Cohen on the last reunion show.

And now for the main course:) Donald Trump was axed from Celebrity Apprentice because of his apparent racist remarks about Mexicans! NBC will be searching for the next honcho to reside over The Celebrity Apprentice. Wendy Williams cast the net for Howard Stern and Sean Diddy Combs. Who y’all want to see as the next host?
How bout this? Can y’all see Donald Trump as your next president? I’d say, another Lyndon B. Johnson we don’t need. What?! Don’t act like y’all brand new now, hear?

Evelyn Lozada, formerly of Basketball Wives, gets her own reailty show on Oprah’s OWN network, called “Livin Lozado.” Hmmm, maybe Iyanla Vanzant did help her get her life.

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Another Basketball alumni, 45 year old Tami Romin is reported to be pregnant. Babies are always a blessing in my neck of the woods, so congratulations to her.

Hey y’all wasn’t Janet Jackson & Smokey Robinson the coooolest at the BET Awards?! Got my vote. (thumbs up)

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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta – An Opinion Piece

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Hello, my audience of g-moguls! Yep, I’m back to kick off my monthly posting at the “Tea” blog. I’m so happy y’all still my folks, holding it down for the g-maven.I have to tell ya, that feels good:) Y’all know I been at this tea thang for a very long time, since I wrote my first gossip column back when I was a senior in H.S.(duh) So, the celebs of today (she writes with a yawn) are really quite boring. There’s just so much Kim Kardashian and Keeping up with the kardashians, a g-mogul can take.

Even Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender was old news…literally…What?! Y’all know Bruce has an agenda in there somewhere.
Anyhow, this post is about sharing some interesting celeb teas, but, considering that they all suck right about now, I thought I’d share a bit about Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.

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So, over the Memorial Day weekend, after the barbecue and a few glasses of Pinot, I watched the reality show marathon. Dang, it was depressing to watch this show. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do watch ratchet to bring the teas, but Love & Hip Hop Atlanta left me asking myself this question:

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE WOMEN!?!

This rapper world is cray-cray. The men (rappers) are seemingly about the music, the money and spreading their seed from one woman to the next. I mean it’s like they hope to stay young and stoned forever! Okay, no shade, just fact.The rappers have either been busted for alleged drug possession or sent to jail for failing to pay taxes or child support.

Fame Whores like the Kardashians. You think?

The women all appear educated and greedy at the same time. If it’s not for love from their wayward men, it’s for the parties, clothes, sex tapes, money, and man sharing. Okay, hold up, this post is a rant for real-sorry, y’all, but I think I had to go there…No judgement, remember? Whatever works for the men and women of Love & Hip Hop. IF they’re about that life…Hey, do you.

Just one more thought: These folks make gorgeous children together, so something good can come from something so ratchet.

Until next month.

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Some earlier stuff. If you’re brave enough:)

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Wendy Williams …”I’ve Evolved!”

Hello my peeps! It’s been a while but I’m back in April, just like the g-mogul promised. I have an announcement to make at the end of the post, so stay tuned.:) Now, listen up, I wanted to bring you a clip from Friday’s Wendy Williams show, because she told her viewers and audience of co-hosts something that bears repeating. You won’t see it on the after show clip, so I’m going to say it here.

Wendy Williams is fresh off spring hiatus, people and she said these words on Friday, “I have evolved!” Now, y’all know when Wendy Williams tells us something like that, there’s gotta be a reason. The 50-year-old talk show diva was referring to her position on Reality TV watching and how she doesn’t care any longer about the ratchet-ness of Reality TV that involves cast members pulling hair (she said weaves) calling each other b*tches and jumping over conference tables. She went on to name some shows she did like, such as Botched, The Millionaire Matchmaker and Million Dollar Listings.

I agree with the Queen of talk on the state of ratchet reality televisions, but I have to say, I do get my Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Housewives of Beverly Hills on. Just sayin.:)

Now, the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Housewives of Melbourne ( this one reportedly getting the ax) Housewives of New York, The Manzoes, Housewives of New Jersey and Keeping Up With The Kardashians (by the way a spin-off with the Black twins in the lead overseeing the Dash girls are in the works) are all becoming a bore.

Anyhew, it seems most celeb teas these days are cause for the g-mogul yawn. When there’s nothing new and exciting to report to y’all about the lives of the rich, famous and overexposed, I won’t post,period. Any any ole celeb crap just won’t do. And that’s why I’m only going to post once a month at the blog!

Yep, after decades of penning tales, sharing my op-eds and following up on what outrageous thing a celeb did or said, to stay relevant , this g-maven find it all quite uninteresting. I will continue to post monthly celebrity news that I feel is “news” worthy in the future and I hope y’all continue to role with my brand of unique celeb reporting, cause there’s no me without you guys & gals!

Keep it real, my peeps…holla’

Did Kim Kardashian Steal Another Woman’s Style?

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Happy Spring! Okay, my peeps, this one is so ridiculous to the g-mogul, but since the blogs and daytime talk are talkng, I decided to get in on what’s trending for y’all. Yep, Wendy, gurl, I caught that. “How You Doin.?” The first photo is one of a blonde, Serbian Singer by the name of Jelena Karleusa. The blonde one below is our gurl, Kim Kardashian. The Instagram beef? Jelena is accusing Kim K of going to her instagram page and copying her style; right down to the woman’s blonde locks!

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Well, y’all know this is not the first time Kim’s been the accused when it comes to fashion. Remember how she reportedly stole Gwyneth Paltrow’s style and even her own sister, Kylie’s style? Well, what’s so surprising here, considering that style stealing is a fad in the Jenner-Kardashian household… momager Kris can attest to having stolen a few styles of her own, doncha know!

Here’s how it went down on Instagram:

Jelena posts photos of herself and Kim K wearing identical outfits on her instagram page. She captions the photos as such: “Will the real sun shady please stand up?” and “Let’s Play a game-FIND ME!”

Needless to say, the Serbian singer caught a lot of flack from Kim fans, which led to her having to defend herself. (SMH) too much! Here are some of the instagram photos making the rounds on social media. The two women do look like clones:

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Now, y’all know the g-mogul always have an opinion and here it is: Fashion, like the English language, is universal. You see someone wearing something you like, by all means get it for yourself. But, wear it the way only you can. Chile, make that thing work for you. It’s not so much about copying somebody else’s style, as it is about how you own it. Either you got flair or you don’t… The entertainment industry make Celebs fickle. Everyone is trying to one up everyone else…so taxing to write this post, my peeps and oh, sooo boring:)

Y’all are welcome to share your op-eds with the g-mogul about this nonsense. Do you think Kim intentionally stole Jelena’s style or did she like what she saw and became inspired to do her? I’ll address them when I return from some much-needed R&R. See y’all in April!

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Chicago News And Op-eds

Hey y’all! Some interesting news coming out of Chi-town includes:

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Willis Tower, once known as the Sears Tower, is up for sale! Yep, Chicago’s once apparent tallest building is being sold reportedly for a whopping 1.5 billion dollars! There’s still no word on who the buyers with the big pockets are, but reports are circulating that the investors are from outside of Chicago.

And if that ain’t a blip, y’all, Oprah Winfrey is closing the doors to her beloved Harpo Studios and leaving more than 200 folks jobless. Since shutting down The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, Oprah had been using the building as a production studio. Well,that too has passed and Oprah is relocating to sunny California for all of her company’s production needs. See, people, you can’t trust employers of any caliber. Just sayin’

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Anyhow, change is good, but being unemployed sucks!

Chicago Mayor and once bff to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, Rham Emanuel ran into a snag this time around for his re-election. There’s going to be a mayoral runoff against, Hispanic contemporary, Chuy Garcia. Still voters need to consider what Mr. Garcia will bring to the table for the good and too trusting people of such obvious politician rhetoric… if elected…

Enough of the Debbie Downer news, people. Y’all need to go here to listen a radio interview of my colleague and I talk about our latest collaboration on relationships, dating and mating from our new book Essence of Romance; A Relationship Guide for Singles and Couples:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dub-wyze-talk/2015/03/03/dub-wyze-talk-with-eve-cogdell-and-clara-freeman

Hate to leave ya, but such is life…

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Former “Fresh Prince” Alumni Blasts RHOA Kenya Moore

Happy Chinese New Year, y’all. Hey now! It seems to be going down between the original Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Janet Hubert and Miss Kenya (RHOA) Moore. Y’all know how the former Aunt Viv alumni seems to rear up like the Sphinx every now and again to either, correct something said about her or to throw shade on someone who has directed shade in her direction. Remember how she wrote an open letter to Wendy Williams, after the talk diva talked smack about her a while back?

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Well, people, Aunt Viv has risen again :) this time to put Kenya Moore on blast! It seems Kenya Moore hired Ms. Hubert to work on her sitcom, aptly titled ” Life Twirls On” (y’all see episodes on Real Housewives where Kenya is casting for the sitcom a Kenya Moore production. The casting includes Kenya Moore’s cast-mate, former model, Cynthia Bailey.

The tea from the lips of Janet Hubert is that she didn’t get paid, allegedly because the actress refused to sign on the dotted line that enlists her to come on to the Real Housewives of Atlanta to help promote Kenya’s sitcom. In the words of Cuba Gooding Jr, “Show me the money” apparently wasn’t happening after the fact from Kenya to Janet, which set the actress off. The actress rant against Kenya Moore, RHOA and basically black reality shows is trending all over social media; soon, Wendy Williams team will get the scoop, fact check and discuss it in hot topics on her show. Just sayin’

Anyhew, allegedly, the actress, formerly known as “Aunt Viv” is warning all actors against taking (scam) roles on reality television. She is quoted as saying “Last time she worked with someone this evil (Kenya Moore) was on Fresh Prince. No more black shows for me.” Ouch, Aunt Viv, that hurt! Oh, just watch:)