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.

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Clara B. Freeman aka celebrity g-mogul.

 

 

 

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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.

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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:)

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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:)

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?

NeNe Leakes: “I’m A Hustler And A Grinder”

Good Morning peeps! I have a lot on my plate this morning and I just took my meds, so let’s get it popping (in my best Wendy Williams voice) What? yes, Wendy is still my girl,but by the time she brings the ‘hot topics’ to y’all on her show today, the g-maven will have already given my readers the teas:) Just sayin’

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So, NeNe Leakes sat in the guest seat over at Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! to dish on the RHOA premiere, herself as a “hustler and a grinder” and also the reunion, where Portia Stewart-Williams was inconspicuously absent. Everybody knows Portia was let go on the show and landed a job on the radio’s popular Dish Nation. She was in an episode or two on the premiere of the real housewives and will appear in a few earlier episodes set to air. There were ‘rumors’ that Cynthia would be let go also,but so far that tea remains to be seen.

Here are some highlights from last night’s Andy’s Q & A with NeNe Leakes:

Andy asks- what NeNe thought about Kenya and Cynthia talking about her on the Real Housewives episode last night.
NeNe- “This is the first time I saw that. Let her have her moment, I don’t have the time. I’m on Broad way.” When Adny askes if they’ll ever be friends again, NeNe replies, “No, No, and No, we shouldn’t be friends again. Bye girls, I’m on Broadway, holla!”

Andy- NeNe, people want to know if you think you’re superior to the other women on the show and are you leaving the show?
NeNe- “Maybe, I won’t stay, you’ll have to wait and see. I’m very over the negative drama…honestly, I do not want to get up and sit with a bunch of negative women who want to sit and do nothing.” And earlier NeNe had alluded to Cynthia in this manner, in regards to their friendship and Cynthia’s new allegiance to Kenya. “Cynthia doesn’t seem to have a backbone she’s never been my lap-dog.”

Andy- A viewer wants to know if you feel bad about calling Peter a “b#tch”?
NeNe- I’d apologized to Peter. We were cool before, but once Twitter started up, Cynthia felt like she had to do something. I don’t think that was the reason for the end of the friendship it was all a part of a master plan.”

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NeNe headlined a Risque Vegas Show, called ‘Zumanity’ Cirque Du Soleil and by Andy asked in a game of the same name, who she would save and who she’s let fall: Here’s how NeNe responds:

Save: Phaedra- like
Mama Joyce- cool
Kris Jenner- like
Kandi- hedges on like

Wouldn’t save: Wendy Williams, Cynthia, Kenya and Peter.

NeNe Leakes will be taking over Sherri Shepherd’s role, playing the wicked stepmother to KeKe Palmer’s Cinderella on Broadway and so, yes, she’s a hustler and a grinder folks!

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