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.

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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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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?

Omarosa Manigault Stallworth Bringing Charges Against La Toya Jackson!

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Omarosa is not having it! Anybody who talks bad about her love for her former fiance, the late Michael Clarke Duncan, is going to have to answer to her. Seemingly, Omarosa got wind of former Celebrity Apprentice alumni and cast off, La Toya Jackson, telling Wendy Williams how she, in essence, feels like Omarosa was using her fiance’s untimely death from a heart attack, as a rouse to gain sympathy from Donald Trump-just to be clear, Latoya was answering questions leading up to speculations in response to Wendy Williams, wondering if, Latoya, like Wendy and some members of her audience believed; Omarosa’s behaviour was suspect.

La Toya responds by saying Omarosa was “wicked” and a “witch” and she wouldn’t be surprised if she had caused Michael Clarke Duncan’s demise(pulled the plug)…I think it’s all in the deliverance and from prior examples, Ms. Jackson is known to speak out of turn. Anyho, here comes Omarosa to the Wendy couch to state how she never, ever, said anything bad about people AND then goes on to call La Toya a liar who accused her late brother, MJ of alleged molestation…And for the record, your honor, Reverend Manigault never talked bad about anyone. Until she starts to talk about La Toya. just sayin’

Wendy is literally begging Latoya to apologize to this woman. So far, nothing from Latoya herself, although La Toya’s lawyers, did send a statement to Omarosa’s lawyers, that, according to Omarosa, blamed everyone but herself-

According to Omarosa, she has the best lawyers who have already files charges against La Toya, giving her until today (Monday) to personally recant and apologize for the statements she made on the Wendy Williams Show, linking her (Omarosa) to the cause of her “man’s” death and she ain’t talkin’ about tweets, either!

Sadly, I was a big fan of the late actor and methinks Omarosa should truly allow the man’s good name to rest in peace. Anyho, that’s what’s trending in gossipville, but, y’all know The Housewives of Beverly Hills finale and the reunion is tonight and so I’ll say…

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Dionne Warwick Fired From Celebrity Apprentice!

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“Sometimes women have a tendency for not being straight up.” Fired from The Celebrity Apprentice by Donald Trump because he felt she challenged him to fire her. Dionne Warwick found herself booted off  the show after she said to the Donald to fire her and then changed her mind, stating, “Iwant to stay right here with you.”

Too late, Dionne made her bed. Apparently, the women thought that she should go as well. Dionne, a diva at 70, can be a bit intimidating, err,  but everyone respects her. Anyho, I know Martlee Matlin was signing her glee at the news 🙂

Walmart has a lawsuit against it claiming male workers earn more money and receive better job promotions. The Walmart brand is huge & should be liable for their discriminating actions against women, Duh!

 A word about the men on Celebrity Apprentice? They’re on fire!  Winning the challenge for the third time in a row where they had to create a 30 second ad for a video phone. Lil Jon got plenty kudos as project manager.  Gary Busey was the star for the camera in the short promo. Donald Trump calls Gary Busey totally nuts, but also a genius in a lot of ways…

The man of steel, as in The Superman Movie will be filming in Illinois come April. Amy Adams is set to star as Lois Lane.

Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela‘s wife Winnie in the movie “Winnie Mandela” comes out in August. The late freedom fighter & activist spent 500 days in solitary confinement in her native African homeland.

35 year old Reese Witherspoon has tied the knock for the second time.

 For the record, Bobby Brown says he’s been clean from drugs for 6 1/2  years. Is friends still with Kevin Federline and is working on his drinking. He sang his hit “Get Out Of The Way” to an enthused Wendy Williams & her audience…lookin’ good Bobby- okay, so I’m a wee bit biased. Loved that baaad boy during his Whitney days! “My Prerogative” 

On that note-

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