Money can't buy you class, according to Countess Luann, but if you're Toni Braxton's ex-husband, it can buy you a lot…illegally! That's the thing about declaring bankruptcy. I'm not going to pretend to know the inner workings of bankruptcy filing, but I do know that you have to follow some strict rules.
The singer and star of Braxton Family Values filed for bankruptcy in 2010, citing between $10 million and $50 million in debt. And I thought I had it rough! Now, Toni is being accused of fraudulently wiring her ex-husband Keri Lewis over $50,000 after the money had been set aside to pay creditors.
Last night's Basketball Wives LA was once again centered around Jackie Christie. We resume with Brooke Bailey's pool party where Gloria Govan, Laura Govan, and Draya Michele watch ol' Wacky change from heels into sneakers as if she's ready for a fight. Draya ignores Jackie's insanity, but she does offer her a cigar when she shares some smokes with the ladies. Jackie wonders if there are explosives in her cigar. Wait to let a sleeping dog lie, lady!
Bambi and Malaysia Pargo arrive, and Brooke immediately pulls Bambi aside to hash out their differences. They actually have a lot more in common than just that guy. Bambi appreciates Brooke for doing her best to be honest and squash the tension between the two. Brooke still isn't Bambi's biggest fan, but she wants to enjoy her party. In the spirit of apologies, Jackie approaches Draya in hopes they can find time to mend their relationship. All in all, the pool party is one boring snoozefest of a success, but at least no one was injured!
Laura meets up with Bambi at the park to see if they can't brush their issues under the rug as well. I am beginning to see a common theme emerging of "squashing beef," and I'm happy to see them "meeting up" at somewhere other than a boutique/coffee house/bar. Baby steps. Laura goes in for a hug but gets shafted by Bambi. Bambi goes in for a high five/fist bump but gets called out by Laura. They settle on shoulder rubbing. You just can't make up this stuff. Laura thinks Bambi is aggressive and Bambi thinks Laura is a bully. Bambi wants to know if it bothers Laura to look so fake, but Laura doesn't mind if her phoniness involves Jackie. Laura tries to explain that if Bambi knew the real Jackie she would realize why Laura is acting the way she is.
Well, this is awkward! Perhaps we won't be seeing Kim Kardashian trying to upstage her sister Khloe on her new X Factor gig, given that her ex-husband (the first one, not Kris Humphries) will be one of the mentors on the upcoming season.
Damon Thomas, who has nothing but not nice things to say about his ex-wife, is going to be a fixture once Khloe starts her hosting gig along side Mario Lopez. I may have to actually tune into the next season to see the whole uncomfortable dynamic of it all! How horrifically amazing! I bet Kris Jenner is beside herself. Loves it!
Some news today from the Land of Ewww, which is of course governed by King Doug Hutchison and his Queen Princess Courtney Stodden. The fifty-two-year-old "actor" and his eighteen-year-old wife (who was sixteen when they wed) have been making waves on the latest season of Couples Therapy.
The duo has always flaunted their love (for lack of a better word) and her body wherever they could find paparazzi, but it seems despite all the semi-pornographic pictures of the pair there seems to be trouble in paradise. That, coupled with the fact they both are major fame whores, has brought them front and center to VH1's train wreck.
In case you were wondering what Kelsey Grammer recently dressed as for the Playboy Halloween party, my guess would be Father of the Year. I mean, why else would he need his three-month-old daughter Faith by his side if not part of his costume?
The controversial star of stage and screen reportedly partied along side Paris Hilton at the infamous mansion while his baby snoozed in a bassinet under his table. You have to love when your child will sleep through anything. It makes things so much easier! I don't have to tell you that his ex-wife, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Camille Grammer, among others were totally appalled.
Move over NeNe Leakes! There's a new instigator in Atlanta and she is proud of her drama stirring skills! Kenya Moore, the newest addition to Real Housewives of Atlanta, is already priding herself on being in the thick of things with her new cast mates.
Kenya, an actress and producer, recently relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be closer to her family and her boyfriend. The forty-one-year-old spitfire is hoping her fans from her prior life will continue to support her on this new endeavor. From the sound of things, she certainly is giving them something to watch!
Of course, we all know that ol' Splits McGee loves the limelight almost as much as Adriana despises Karent Sierra. However, if Kyle's latest antics are true, she may have moved to the top of Adriana's most hated list. Part of me really wants this to be legit!
Okay, I think the majority of us can agree that most of the reality shows we love tuning into need to clean house as far as the cast mates. It's nice to think they may actually listen to the viewers when people tire of watching such toxic relationships (Real Housewives of New Jersey, anyone?). However, when the producers clean house in what appears to be an attempt to gain more drama, I'm not on board.
What do I mean? It seems that the folks at VH1 are getting rid of several ladies from Basketball Wives: LA while leaving the only two that despise each other in good standing with the show. I don't know how much Shaunie O'Neal has to do with Los Angeles franchise (if any of y'all know, please enlighten me), but given her penchant for drama and cattiness (you need not look any further than the original Basketball Wives to know I'm right), this has her name written all over it.