A few days ago (March 28), I had the honor of dining with the Braxtons at Atlanta’s AJA Restaurant.
WE tv hosted a press dinner and advance screening of the family’s upcoming reality series “Braxton Family Values”. I took a day off of dieting and we all dished the dirt over honey ginger chicken and cocktails.
Grammy-winning superstar Toni Braxton, her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar along with mom Evelyn were honest and open as they discussed everything from Toni’s well-known financial difficulties to failed marriages to the sister’s issues with background singing.
Meet the men of “Tha Life,” an Atlanta reality show that focuses on the lives of 6 gay men. [Sidebar: I had to crop out two to make that picture fit.] I got this in my email the other day and I don’t know how y’all kept this from me all this time!
As an avid fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and an Atlanta resident, I can fully appreciate this new concept of following the lives of these fabulous men. I was originally hoping Dwight Eubanks, Lawrence Washington Miss Lawrence & Derek J would finally come together with their own spin-off of RHOA, but this one goes a step further.
There’s six gay “housewives”: Al (the “Superstar”), Donte (the “Moneymaker”), Terrence (the “Mayor of Atlanta”), Will (“Mr. Socialite”), J. Will (“Mr. Unpredictable”), and Dr. George Smith (the “New Face” of Atlanta).
I swear these old stunt queens floss harder than any RHOA cast mate ever could, driving Benz’s & Bentley’s around town while sipping on Mojitos and Cosmos all night long at the club.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry but I learned a whole lot from watching this.
Flavor Flav is a full time “entrepreNegro” now that he’s opened his first friend chicken restaurant in Iowa, but his life still isn’t complete.
Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., grew up in Freeport, N.Y. and says he dropped out of school in 10th grade. Now he’s been inspired to earn his high school diploma and wants to do it in the state he started his buisness. (Oh… and he record it all for a new reality TV show!)
Drayton opened Flav’s Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa last month and just last week, the 51-year-old pitched his idea for “Flavor Flav Goes Back to High School” to the local school superintendent and a school board member.
Flav says he’ll approach the full board in a couple of weeks. As you know, Flavor Flav was a member of the iconic ’80s hip-hop group Public Enemy and has since found new fame on reality shows.
One thing’s for sure… he should never be late for class!!
Antoine Dodson, the guy made famous by the historic news footage where he coined the term “Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife, Hide Yo Husbands too” [CLICK HERE to revisit that classic video] is well on his way to a television near you.
According to TMZ, Antoine will soon be starring in his own reality show!
TMZ has learned … the guy who famously battled a bedroom intruder is shooting a pilot for a reality show produced by Entertainment One. Actress Kali Hawk will serve as executive producer.
We’re told the show doesn’t have an official name yet — but producers have already shot a bunch of footage centered around Antoine moving out of Alabama and over to West Hollywood.
So far, we’re told the show is still looking for a deal with a network.
Now Run & Tell THAT Homeboii!!!
So far, the hilarious song created from Antoine’s news footage has gone viral with over 67 MILLION (yes million) views.