Memorial Day Farewells

TGIF g-moguls! I encourage and join with all of you in taking a moment to appreciate those brave men and women who have fought and died for America’s safety, then and now, and to remember the families left behind! Thank you America’s soldiers for all you continue to do.

So, this post is about saying good-bye, of sorts. Folks learned that Phaedra Parks was fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta in April because she, allegedly spread malicious rumors that Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd, planned to drug and kidnap fellow housewife Portia Williams for a sexual escapade…

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA — “Reunion” — Pictured: (l-r) Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Andy Cohen, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Sheree Whitfield — (Photo by: Annette Brown/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

Now, according to reports, this was a blatant lie told outright to Portia by her best bud on the show, Phaedra, and because Portia trusted the words of her bestie, she repeated this info to Kandi, who went ballistic ( putting that mildly) and feared that her reputation would be damaged. Thus, she brought cease and desist charges against Portia.

The RHOA reunion revealed Phaedra, who stayed mum through all of this heated drama between Portia and Kandi on the show, was the real culprit. After the dust settled a bit, reportedly, Portia and Phaedra are not friends anymore, Ms. Parks alluded that one of the producers had told her this story and she merely repeated it. That allegation was quickly shutdown by Andy Cohen, bravo’s mega millionaire producer and founder of the Bravo franchise. This g-mogul sorta had a soft spot for the lawyer and often talked through the phone at her to speak up when the other women went after her. Good-bye Phaedra , keep your wits about you and remember gurl…” you a lawyer”!

It was news to lil ol me that Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of the ultra sexy sounding Babyface, and part of Extratv trio of entertainment correspondents (Mario Lopez being the front man) would be existing the popular gossip show in June. Ms. Edmonds posted about her departure on social media, thanking the show/crew and all of her adoring fans for her time at Extra. She was only with the show three years, amid speculation that some folks behind the scenes, initially didn’t want her on the program. They voiced concern about Tracey’s lack of experience in television and her ability to carry the show… well, bye Felicia, whoever y’all are. (insert head roll) I think Ms. Tracey did an excellent job.

Of course, we don’t know the real tea, but something seemed a bit remiss, when the sistah wasn’t showing up in the headlining promos with those other two. Did y’all peep that? Good luck with your new venture on wellness and such, Tracey Edmonds. If you need an expert on the inner working of human nature, I’m your go-to. Just sayin.:)

Y’all know how the g-maven been hanging with those Supernatural boys since its inception on the CW? Well, going into their 13th season this fall, Sam and Dean won’t have Crowley to have their backs anymore, as the quirky supernatural demon has left the building, leaving plenty of fans crying,”Oh, hell no!” It’s reported by hell’s demon that he’s moving on.

Mark Sheppard tweeted that he had no plans on returning to Supernatural and that, my peeps seems to be that. All this g-mogul can say is you do you, fella, cause life is too short. No pun intended, y’all. I loved me some Crowley. Any hew,  just as Nicole Beharie left Sleepy Hollow, one of my fave shows, btw, methinks this might be a case of mistreatment in some form or another or dude could be bored. Anyhow, just g-mogul views people:)

And the last person of interest to take their leave will be yours truly. Okay, so, I’m not saying I’m famous or anything but I’ve had a pretty good run, writing about celebrity and all of this craziness that kept my readers enthralled and curious for 10 years. In some instances she even got the coins. Well, no more fluff, at least for now. I’m taking an indefinite leave from the blogs in order to get focus on my priorities and do meaningful work. You know that work that really matters in the world.

In the meantime, if you’d like to own a copy of the g-mogul’s latest book, championing the woman voice, do pick up your signed copy of Unleash Your Pearls, available now! Hit me up at the book’s email address-unleashyourpearls@yahoo.com and let’s do the thing!

It’s been real exposing the real. Have a great Memorial Day, my peeps. Stay safe.

holla’

Clara B. Freeman aka celebrity g-mogul.

 

 

 

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Exploring Interracial Relationships In Televison

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Okay, so I’m getting a little deep here cause I’ve noticed a pattern that’s really been going on for waay too long in the industry and networks and I’ve been around a long time; this needs to be addressed People! (actresses-actors) of color are not being utilized in the areas of mainstream television/ relationships the way they should and this doesn’t reflect real life situations. Here are a few shows that might have had staying power if the networks had utilized their actors, along with a couple that do have high rating, partly because of the interracial connections.

Viewers of FX’s ‘Justified’ was given the short end of the viewer cam stick. I’m talking about the steamy romance that should have gone on between the two co workers in the office and behind their fellow police officers back- the interracial romance, between Raylan and Rachel, as viewers were led to believe was going to materialize- didn’t and that’s why the show is being cancelled. just sayin’ People want romance and they ain’t looking for the usual and boring- variety is the key of life on these shows ( real life too) doncha know?! So, fare thee well, Justified and I hope those folks at FX can think beyond their outdated perceptions when penning great shows for future longevity.

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Again, folks have lost interest in ‘Person of Interest’ because the show’s writers fear controversy when it comes to their romantic leads. CBS at channel 2 had a winner on its hands, but because of the good ole boy mentality about sex, romance and chocolate & vanilla couples getting together and bringing on the show’s fire and staying power- they fold. Taraj P. Henson’s leaving the show took the humph, the wow and the pow-wow power from the rest of the cast-members- although Reese, Finch and Fusco are great characterizations, there’s a void without Carter who has moved on to star with her other leading man and co-star from their Hustle & Flow days to bring the flow to a Tyler Perry masterpiece. Person of Interest’s Root and Shaw? Y’all good, but, you’re just not for John:) Reese, you still the dude, though. What?!

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Katrina is a witch! Ichabod Crane needs himself an Abbey Miles and the flirtations needs to heat up between the two ghost, err, demon busters:) Anyhow, loved all of the characters in the show and if Fox keeps its head about them, the show could maintain it’s winner streak with viewers. Now, don’t go messing up the mystery, the temptation and the possibility of a connection between Crane and Abbey and for goodness sake, find a suitable in the flesh partner for her sister!

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Yes, I know like y’all know that Olivia be needing some ‘Scandal’ like Jake in her life! Leave Fritz alone for a long minute and bring in some fresh competition to heat things up:) The folks at ABC got the right idea when it comes to this love triangle- Olivia got to have her bundle of joy so viewers can see more than her chubby cheeks making deals. threats and hookup insinuations, though. Viewers hope Jake stays in the picture so that the ratings can stay on top, because Silas and his sappy husband and Olivia’s crew doing back deals and changing alliances and sleeping with the enemy is exhausting. spring is coming, Summer is on the horizon and folks want just want great entertainment when they do come inside from enjoying life in the real world.

What’s going on with shows who are afraid to create romances between the races? It’s 2014 people not 1880s or 1950s-60s-70s-80s-90s…

holla’