It’s official! Comedian/radio personality Rickey Smiley has landed his own reality show.
Smiley tried his hand at a scripted series based on his life a while back (click HERE if you missed that) but it didn’t do too well, and now he and Roger Bobb are trying again… this time without a ‘script’.
TV One recently announced that Smiley’s show is in production and the hour-long show featuring the syndicated morning show host and stand-up comedian will be titled “Rickey Smiley For Real.”
The new reality show will reportedly follow Smiley as he navigates the “ups” and “downs” of professional demands, single fatherhood, and intimate relationships.
Shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, where he resides during the week, and in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, where he raises his family, Smiley’s struggle to find work-life balance while trying to maintain a love life will be a central focus of the series.
[Sidebar: Pretty soon there will be no one in Atlanta without a reality show! *sigh*]
More details about Rickey Smiley’s new reality show below… Continue Reading…
Just the other day, I revealed that Claudia Jordan (formerly of The Real Housewives of Atlanta) had lost her 2nd job in as little as 30 days.
[READ: Twice Unemployed: Claudia Jordan FIRED from The Rickey Smiley Morning Show… ]
In my post, which you can read above, many of you expressed your desires to hear rapper Da Brat onair as a regular addition to The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
Welp… it appears the Gods heard your cries because now Da Brat has been named as Jordan’s permanent replacement on the popular radio show!
Details about Da Brats new blessing below… Continue Reading…
Word on the curb is that Demetria McKinney, the up & coming pop star/friend of the show on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, may have ‘borrowed’ the track for her ‘Keep it 100’ single (ft. Da Brat) from an up & coming gospel artist.
Demetria performed her song during the RHOA girl’s trip in Puerto Rico (click HERE if you missed that). Well, that nationwide tv exposure may have exposed her single to a bit of scrutiny.
I received the following ‘Hot #RHOA Tea’ via email a few days ago…
from: (Name Removed)
date: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:51 AM
subject: HOT #RHOA Tea
The song (100 ft Da Brat) that the new girl Demetria Mckinney keep signing on the Real Housewives Of Atlanta, She stole it from a gospel artist name Uncle Reece and he did it better…lol
Facts: Look at the dates the videos was published
Watch the two videos & compare the tracks below (if you care)… Continue Reading…
played host to AG Entertainment’s Gold Room last Sunday night (January 18, 2015).
Also spotted poppin’ bottles at the popular Atlanta nightspot was NFL baller Victor Cruz (NY Giants), Atlanta ‘housewives’ Claudia Jordan & Demetria McKinney and rapper DaBrat.
Photos below… Continue Reading…
Atlanta radio station V-103 and Jagged Edge partnered together to present the “I Hope for U Initiative” to benefit the Hosea Feed the Hungry foundation.
The group held a benefit concert last Thursday evening (August 14, 2014) at Vanquish Lounge where there were featured performances from new Atlanta ‘housewife’ Demetria McKinney, DaBrat and of course Jagged Edge.
Others in attendance included: Reggie Rouse (V103 Program Director), Jermaine Dupri, radio personality Big Tigger, Pastor Troy, Dj Nabbs, Michael Mauldin (industry veteran), Jennifer Drake (Universal Records), Cannon Kent (Atlantic Records), and many more.
Proceeds from the benefit concert, hosted by the HFTH Young Professionals Advisory Board, will provide the funding necessary for the Hosea Feed The Hungry organization to restock their shelves for the upcoming holiday season.
Jagged Edge rocked overalls in honor of Hosea Williams’ signature style.
[FLASHBACK: Meet Hosea Williams – Grandfather of #RHOA’s Porsha Williams (VIDEO)]
Noticeably absent… Porsha Williams (but that’s none of my business)…
Check out a few photos from the event below… Continue Reading…
It’s only been about three years since Da Brat
(aka Shawntae Harris) was released from prison after serving 21 months for a nightclub assault and it’s been less than a week since the Atlanta-based rapper was ordered to pay Shayla Stevens, the victim in the incident, $6.4 Million dollars in a civil suit.
Shayla Stevens BEFORE Bottle Assault
[READ: DaBrat Ordered to Pay $6.4 Million Judgment Re: 2007 Bottle Attack… ]
According to court documents, Da Brat’s role in the bottle-wielding incident caused permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain to Stevens, a waitress & former NFL cheerleader.
Brat recently made a video addressing the judgment and she seems to be taking her multi-million dollar debt in stride, stating:
Like I said in court, I definitely shouldn’t have done what I did and the girl deserved some compensation, but $6.4m? Hell no. I don’t know where anybody gonna get that from. You can’t squeeze water from a turnip.”
It is what it is. When I start getting it, they’ll get some. They gotta wait in line like everyone else…
Watch Da Brat’s recent webisode, entitled ‘Chronicles of a $6.4 Million Dollar Woman’ below… Continue Reading…