[Editor’s Note: This post was submitted by “QueTheCreator” and the views and opinions expressed in it do not necessarily reflect the ones of StraightFromTheA or it’s editor, Michelle “ATLien” Brown. I do however think it’s a very interesting read and while I have yet to sit through an entire episode of Married to Medicine, those of you who have might find this editorial a quite interesting read. Enjoy!]
On April 7, 2013, the fourth episode of Bravo’s hit reality show Married to Medicine bowed in with 2.66 million viewers. Created by castmember Mariah Huq and the production company Purveyors of Pop, Married to Medicine allows its viewers into the lives of two prominent black female doctors and four wives of doctors, all women living in Atlanta.
[READ: Battling Buckhead Ballers! Married to Medicine Ep. 4 Recap (VIDEO)]
Before the show aired, an online petition from medical students at Howard University surfaced with a statement that Married to Medicine exploits educated, professional black women, associates them with “materialism… and unprofessionalism,” and makes obtaining residencies harder for black women. Beyond this petition lies a more distinct truth: women, especially black women, are not afforded the opportunity to engage in aggressive behavior without real consequences, consequences that activate racial and gendered stereotypes.
[READ: Meet the Cast of Married to Medicine (PHOTOS)]
All of the women on Married to Medicine are college educated women, which distinguishes this cast from other reality show franchises with predominately black cast members, including Real Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives Miami, and Love and Hip Hop. Continue Reading…
VH1 recently sent over a first look at the cast of “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story,” which premieres in November 2013.
[READ: VH1 Finalizes Cast of TLC Biopic (PHOTOS)]
The film, which follows the lives of supergroup TLC stars Keke Palmer (“Akeela & The Bee,” “True Jackson VP,” “Joyful Noise”) as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Lil Mama (“America’s Best Dance Crew”) as the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Drew Sidora (“Step Up,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Game”) as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.
[FLASHBACK: TLC, Kris Kross & Marky Mark Discuss Fame on Oprah (VIDEO)]
Check out the first look of the official cast photos + full press release… Continue Reading…
of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
has been called the Queen B time and time again and has even been accused of having the power to hire and fire fellow RHOA cast members.
[FLASHBACK: Nene Leakes: Sheree Whitfield Was Definitely FIRED & Wasn’t Smart Enough For RHOA… ]
While she’s definitely had her fair share of conflicts with the other ‘housewives’ on the show, Nene’s pretty much always made amends with all in some way i.e. Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and even Kim Zolciak (who Leakes says she forgave but doesn’t actually consider a “friend”).
[FLASHBACK: Nene & Sheree on The Wendy Williams Show (VIDEO)]
But according to a recent clip I received from Bravo, Nene has no intentions of reconciling with at least one ex ‘housewife… Sheree Whitfield!
Leakes even refers to her former friend as “evil,” “mean” and a “true b*tch”…. 😯
Watch footage of Nene’s revelation below + her thoughts on who she’d replace for season 6: Continue Reading…
The 911 call has been released that documents what happened when Chris Kelly of Kris Kross was found unresponsive in his home Wednesday afternoon.
[READ: R.I.P. Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly… In Remembrance (Photos + VIDEO)]
A call came through to Fulton County’s 911 system that appears to be from the rappers mother, who is listed in the police report as stating that her son ingested a combination of cocaine and heroine, known as a “speedball” the night before his death.
Details + audio of the 911 call below… Continue Reading…
Atlanta media personality Elle Duncan
was in the news after a brush with the law recently.
[READ: Mugshot Mania: Elle Duncan Arrested for DUI…]
Duncan recently shared some good news via her twitter account about the situation… Continue Reading…
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