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:)

My Interview With Actor Lyriq Bent On His Leading Role in “The Book of Negroes”

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Okay, now y’all, it took the g-mogul a minute to track down this handsome and busy actor of television and film, because according to his people, the man was busy “working and traveling.” But, finally, Lyriq Bent sat down to answer a few questions about his lead role, opposite actress Aunjanue Ellis ( of The Help, Ray and Sleepy Hollow fame) in the upcoming six part mini-series, “The Book of Negroes” that airs February 16th – 18th on BET.

And no, I didn’t ask about his marital status, people:) but, rather about his unique first name (pronounced Lyric-like in songwriting) This is how he explained what this g-maven thinks is uniquely odd. Just sayin.’

-There’s no story to my name that I know of. It’s just something my parents liked and ended up naming me

My name is pronounced like “lyrics” to a song.

The cast of The Book Of Negroes include stars like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gosset Jr. Some of you guys might recall that Louis Gossett Jr. won an Emmy for his portrayal of Fiddler in the 1977 miniseries, “Roots.’ With these great talents in mind, yours truly asked the actor if he was nervous about taking on the lead role.

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I wasn’t exactly nervous, more thrilled and excited to play the part. Book of Negroes is such an incredible story and knowing that put a great responsibility on me. I was also surrounded by such incredible talent on both sides of the camera. Being around that made me want to be better.

-Chekura plays a big part in Aminata’s life and knowing that required that I depict the character as honestly and best as I could. I had many conversations with the author to try to understand the character through his eyes so I could understand how to capture that essence of what Lawrence had originally envisioned for that character.

I asked Lyriq what he wanted viewers to take away from The Book of Negroes.

I want people walk away with their own experience of what BoN has to offer. I’ve walked away with my own experience and I want people to find their own truth.

You guys need to mark your calendars for this historical miniseries airing Monday, February 16th-18th on BET. Check your local listings, people. And there’s more good news for my peeps! After you tune in to watch the miniseries, you can gear up to read more of my interview with Lyriq Bent at my new Celebrity Dish column appearing in the March issue of URBAN IMAGES MAGAZINE-shut the front door!

Alright, y’all can calm down:) In the meantime, I’m gonna leave y’all with a clip of The Book of Negroes.

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Is Kenya Moore Becoming Famous By Being Infamous?

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Most of us know of Kenya Moore from watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta. If the truth be told, people, I don’t recall her most boasted achievement to date yet, that of becoming Miss USA in the 90s. But, we give celebs their props where props are due, whether you’re a reality TV star or a trained, method or character actress.

For your achievement, Ms. Kenya, gurl, we applaud you! You have also starred in a few early television sitcoms and even, if I read correctly, produced a movie, albeit slightly a salacious one? Can’t take that from Kenya either, considering 50 Shades Of Grey and all of that:)

And let’s keep it real, we also know (as viewers) that Ms. Kenya came on the housewives to keep sh*t stirred, prompting NeNe Leakes to file a cease and desist letter against her, as in (keep my name outta your mouth and stop lyin’ on me!) but, whether Kenya is a fire-starter or sh*t starter, take your pick, she is getting paid. Her net worth at last reading was well over $300,000.00.

Kenya Moore could be worth so much more, now that she’s taken her brand of ratchet to The Celebrity Apprentice where she is actin’ “sooo mean and sooo nasty” and so ugly, devious , conning , conniving and well, just ratchet! And the g-mogul have to call it like she sees it, y’all- Kenya Moore appears to lie like a rug!

So, how many of y’all think Kenya Moore stole Vivica Fox’s phone and is she more ratchet than Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills? Now, we know that Glanville can be quite ratchet too. Just sayin’

How many folks feel that she might be finding herself becoming famous by being infamous? Do you think Vivica Fox was dead on in her assessment of Kenya? Do you think that Kenya’s brown-nosing Donald Trump and his family was a bit much? What?!:)

Let’s take another look into the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom, shall we?

A Clip of Wendy Williams Celebrating Her 1000th Show!

Hello, my peeps! Yes, chile, Wendy Williams did this on Friday and whatcha wanna bet your g-mogul got the video? :) Wendy William came out to the warm reception from her audience, dressed in a black cat/ jumpsuit that was glittering in diamond and golden shimmer. After greeting her equally dapper audience of men and women who followed instruction from the show and who looked good in their dressed to impress beautiful gowns (women) and black tie (men).

The queen of talk, then sashayed on over to the stage, where she sat in one of those Egyptian throne/chairs (Queen Of The Nile) decked out in diamond and red. In a word, the talk show host was on fire!

Being ever humbled for her great fortune, Wendy Williams took time to thanks her audience and her staff for their support and for making the show such a success- ahhh :) The "Say it like you mean it" host's special guests were former American Idol alum, Randy Jackson ( loved the shoe cam, Randy!) and The Whispers, who sang two of their classics. You'll see it all on the video.

Technically, this was Wendy's 999th episode due to the big New York blizzard that didn't happen, but that's a small blip in the show's celebration. So, go and enjoy the show and like all g-moguls, "Say it like you mean it", but with class and truth. Just sayin'

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