It was just a few days ago that I revealed in a ‘not so blind’ item that Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN newtork would be pulling the plug on their ‘baby daddy’ themed show (click HERE if you missed that).
[FLASHBACK: Newsflash! Jay Williams (Father of 34) Gets OWN Reality Show? ]
The show was to be focused around Jay Williams, the Atlanta resident with 34 kids and 17 baby mamas that bared his baby mama drama on several episodes of Iyanla: Fix My Life.
The goal of the ‘Untitled Jay Williams Project’ was to follow Williams as he worked to put his life and relationships in order with the help of spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant holding him accountable every step of the way…. but things didn’t turn out as planned.
[READ: Not So Blind Item: OWN’s ‘Baby Daddy’ Show Reportedly Put On Ice… ]
Well… it seems my hot tea was true.? OWN has released an official statement severing ties with the project.
More details + OWN’s official statement below… Continue Reading…
Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo is in the news this week after several sites have drawn comparisons between his ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality show and OWN-TV’s recent announcement about another Atlanta man with similar issues getting a green light for his show.
[READ: Jay Williams (Father of 34) Gets OWN TV Series… ]
I thought it would be interesting to speak one on one with Lo about the comparisons, especially in light of all of the protests and petitions HIS show received when it was picked up (and dropped) by Oxygen last year.
[FLASHBACK: Good News and Bad News for Shawty Lo (And All His Baby mamas)… ]
On his show being stereotypical and/or ‘glorifying’ baby mama…
Basically, I can get what they mean by ‘glorifying’ because the name of my show was ‘All My Baby Mamas’… I had nothing to do with that. Period.? That was something the network came up with and I was telling them, I? didn’t like that name.
I have 11 kids and 10 baby mamas.? 11+10 is 21 and I wanted by show to be called, ‘Shawty Lo: Being 21.’
But they did what they wanted to do and I think that’s one reason we got backlash…
More details + watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH! Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her former BFF Kim Zolciak-Biermann are finally reuniting on the small screen.
The ladies each gained their own unique following during their antics on the first few seasons of RHOA, but somewhere down the line, their friendship crumbled and failed.
[FLASHBACK: Nene & Kim Reunite on WWHL (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
After making amends during the RHOA reunion show, the pair have been cordial but who knew they were orchestrating their own road-trip themed spin-off show?!?
Welp… the cat’s finally outta the bag. ?Nene and Kim are next up on the reality show spin-off bus and they will once again join forces together onscreen. ?This time, the pair will embark on an epic ‘reality’ show field trip on Bravo.
Details about Nene & Kim’s new spin-off show below… Continue Reading…
Having multiple baby mamas seems to be the norm nowadays and drama that comes along with all those mixed relationships would make for perfect ‘real life’ reality television.
Rapper Shawty Lo tried to bring his situation to mainstream a few years ago with ‘All My Baby Mamas’ (click HERE to watch) but his story was banned from tv after thousands signed a petition stating it was too stereotypical.
[READ: Meet The Woman Behind The ‘All My Babies Mamas’ Petition… ]
That being said, a rapper with several baby mamas is an issue but apparently a well spoken father of 34 isn’t. (insert side-eye!)
Jay Williams from Iyanla: Fix My Life, the guy who had fathered 34 children from 17 different woman is now getting a shot at bringing his real life problems to the small screen.
Williams story (which you can watch in it’s entirety?HERE) sparked several ‘Fix My Life’ follow ups and many suggested that it was his intent all along to secure his own show.
Well… his plan worked.?Details + press release below… Continue Reading…
They say ‘3rd time’s the charm’ and Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is getting a third go round at her own show.
Kandi first went solo on Bravo back in April 2013 for The Kandi Factory which was a reality competition series that chronicled Burruss and her team’s quest to assist 16 aspiring artists jump-start their dreams of success in the music industry. The show aired for one season with 8 episodes.
[FLASHBACK: Kandi Hosts ‘The Kandi Factory’ Preview Party… (PHOTOS)]
Burruss’s 2nd solo opportunity came during Kandi’s Wedding, a five-part wedding series that aired back in June 2014. Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker aired all their family drama as they prepared to walk down the aisle for their wedding ceremony.
Now Kandi’s marital drama has sparked another spin-off for the Grammy-award winning songstress, as Kandi, her hubby Todd Tucker and their blended family hit the screen for a show tentatively titled, ‘Meet The Tuckers‘.
Details below… Continue Reading…
Singer Keyshia Cole is riding high off of the premiere of her latest BET reality show, ‘ALL IN’ which premiered last night (February 25, 2015).
[WATCH: FIRST LOOK: Keyshia Cole’s ‘ALL IN’ – Pilot Episode (FULL VIDEO)]
Cole was joined by a slew of family, friends and supporters like Faith Evans and Keisha Epps (Total) and more during her premiere party on Monday, but it was Cole’s estranged husband, Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson, that caught the eye of all the blawgs.
FYI… Coles post came only hours after Daniel had already leaked the potential good news.
More photos below… Continue Reading…