Maia Campbell, former “In the House” actress and daughter of deceased author BeBe Moore-Campbell, became famous once again after this video surfaced of the former actress acting erratically. Maia was called everything from a crackhead to a prostitute once the video hit the net, however it was soon revealed that her behavior was due to a psychological disorder. Most asked the question: Where’s her family? Why aren’t they helping? Now, after a facing a ton of criticism, Maia’s father and grandmother have come forward and released a statement to Essence Magazine addressing the events that placed Maia in such a horrible situation:
Our hearts have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love that so many of you have freely displayed in the past several days about our beloved Maia C. Campbell. Our spirits have been lifted by your words of support and your acts of kindness and we have been encouraged to continue our efforts to assist our daughter and granddaughter to become whole again.
As a family, we have been struggling with Maia in her illness for quite some time. We continue to hold fast to our faith and hope that some day she will realize that healing will begin when she decides to reach out and accept the help and treatment that have been offered to her. We all have challenges in life that we must face, but when compound problems such as mental illness and substance abuse are prevalent, it can appear that there is no way out. However, our sustaining faith and trust in God compels us to believe differently. We strongly believe that Maia will be healed.
Super celebrity photographer Derek Blanks never ceases to amaze me! During this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Derek took on the challenge of creating his signature Alter Ego scenarios for the cast members of Bravo’s most popular show. The photos were shot earlier this year but kept under wraps until the airing of last night’s show. Each housewife portrayed images thought up by fellow castmate NeNe Leakes. They’re all simply hilarious! Sheree’ Whitfield (above), widely recognized for her “7 figure settlement” statement during the first season of the show is photographed robbing herself at an ATM, while Lisa Wu-Hartwell (below) is shot portraying good vs. evil by stealing cookies from herself.
I love it! Motorcycle chick meets girl scout.
The crowd favorite, NeNe Leakes, poked fun at her former stripper self by portraying a stripper vs. a goodie two shoes in Magic City: Continue Reading…
I initially refused to believe all the hype about the breakup of Real Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss and her finace’ Ashley “AJ” Jewell cause I’m a die hard optimist. I thought the two were gonna fight against all the naysayers and tie knot. I envisioned a Black version of The Brady Bunch where Kandi & AJ would merge families and all would move into one house and live happily ever after while we all watched it all unfold on reality TV. Well, apparently my vision was askew:
Kandi let it slip during a recent Essence interview that she and AJ were on “Hiatus” and that although she and AJ had hit a rough patch, two of his girls, who had moved into her place while the couple was engaged, are still living in her home.
We’re on hiatus. He’s a great guy and he’s not the type to sit on his behind like a scrub, so it has nothing to do with that. Yes, he has a lot of children, and yes, I didn’t know about them all at first but I got over it because as long as you handle your responsibility and spend time with your children it’s not an issue for me. Another thing I want to set the record straight on is that AJ was married before. A lot of people make comments like, if he didn’t marry his other children’s mothers then why do you think he’s going to marry you.
Well AJ says they’re not on no “hiatus”: They’ve broken up and he’s moved out. Kandi’s future ex-husband also confirmed that although they’ve gone their separate ways, they remain good friends and are raising his twin daughters together. Ok…I guess he cleared that up.
You can find AJ over at The Body Tap where I heard he’s part owner. That’s where I found him anyway. *ding* I just had a light bulb moment about where Kandi learned those infamous skripper moves she taught Fantasia. It all makes sense now.
In case you’ve been wondering what Da Brat’s been up to while she’s serving that 3 year sentence for aggravated assault, well word on the street is that Brat, aka Shawntae Harris, is organizing a talent show for her fellow prison inmates.
Now she wants the other inmates to join in on all the fun by holding a talent show based on New York’s famous Showtime at the Apollo TV concert series. Da Brat has even asked her pal DJ Nabs to mix up some music for them to use during the show, and she’s hoping that prison officials will allow her to turn it into an annual event. (Source)
It’s really great to hear that Shawntae is keeping busy in prison! Props to DJ Nabs for assisting her in the effort.