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The Atlanta music scene is reeling over the senseless death of Ashley Jewell. Jewell, known affectionately as “AJ” was involved in a brawl with several men in the parking lot of the “Body Tap” strip club where he was co-owner. He was transported to Piedmont hospital where he subsequently died from severe head injuries.
AJ had received a ton of flack recently after appearing alongside his ex-fiance Kandi Burruss on the 2nd season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When it was revealed on the show that he had 6 kids from 4 other women, he was Continue Reading…
Joy Bounds, Tiny Cottle, Kandi Burruss, Toya Carter w/photographer Rob Ector
Photo via Twitter
The question was asked a few weeks ago, Is Lil Wayne’s Ex (Toya Carter) a Backstabber? after I received information from my blogging buddy Mrs. Grapevine that revealed to the world Joy Bound’s story about how she was robbed of her reality show idea, which originally included She, Tiny, Kandi Burress, & Antonia “Toya” Carter. The story apparently came from a close friend of Joy’s and really didn’t seem too far fetched at all, being that we all know these ladies were close at some point. Well, now Joy herself has come forward and issued an official statement on the matter:
I am happy to leave this matter up to the legal process and God. However, with the recent blogs and the emails I’ve received, I realize it’s important that I say something. I don’t want young ladies to think its cool to be disloyal or strive to become a “baby mama“. First, I’d never advise anyone to have a child out of wedlock I don’t care who the daddy is.
Second; hardwork, honesty, loyalty and respect are the keys to success. They will take you further than the opposite.
Yes I created a reality show and yes I reached out to Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Christine White to do the show. At that point, Toya Carter was already my friend so naturally I approached her first. The show I created was not a frivolous “baby mama” show, rather a chance to redefine that image through a reality show on our lives then spin off to a late night talk show. I’m disappointed to see my vision turned into the stereotype. MORE
“Gimme the LOOT!…Gimme the LOOT!”
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.
Flix ~ Kandi Burruss Fights for NoH8 Campaign
Atlanta Housewives + Kandi Burruss = REAL “A” Town Flava
Video ~ Kandi & Fantasia Shake Their “Money Makers”
Photos by FreddyO
Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burris, Kim Zolciak & unofficial 6th housewife, Dwight Eubanks recently took part in a photo campaign against hate. They were also joined by author J.L. King, V-103 radio personality Miss Sophia and Rasheeda. Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley of NoH8Campaign.com are Los Angeles based photographers and co-creators of the highly visible campaign. What began as a small grassroots movement in the wake of Proposition 8 passing in California, which effectively banned same-sex couples from legalizing their unions, has now turned into a full fledged movement.
The campaign started with portraits of every day Californians who supported marriage equality but soon expanded to Celebrities and supporters in general. The photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and the letters NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest.
Kandi & Jeff Parshley (of NoH8 Campaign)
Sheree’ Whitfield (center) with the founders of NOH8 (Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley)
Dwight & V-103’s Miss Sophia. *sigh* Somebody come hold me… I’m skerred!
More photos from the shoot below: