When so much reality gossip is petty and, let's be honest, a bit gross (Brandi Glanville'slatest, anyone?), it is so nice to hear of reality stars using their power for good. Real Housewives of Atlanta'sPeter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey are stepping up to the plate to help out an off-duty police officer who was shot while working his second job as a security officer. Don't even get me started on how the people who protect us don't make enough money…
After hearing the news that Officer Christopher L. Smith was shot in the face and leg while working security at an apartment complex not far from Peter's Bar One Tapas Lounge, the Bravolebrity is giving $5000 to double the Crime Stoppers Atlanta reward for information leading to the shooter's arrest.
Now Jep and Jessica Robertson are getting into the action–and helping a worthy cause–by teaming up with fashion label Corello. As part of Movember (the Robertsons certainly have some facial hair, don't they?) the brand is donating 10% of its profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Who cares about illegally obtaining a driver's license when you're facing 39 counts of fraud stemming from declaring bankruptcy? It seems as if Real Housewives of New Jersey'sJoe Giudice is never going to stand trial for allegedly using his brother's identification to get a driver's license when Juicy's was suspended.
While his trial was supposed to be this coming week, has been delayed yet again. Now Joe will have to face the music in mid-2014 after he stands trial for the federal fraud charges with wife Teresa.
We all know the folks of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will holla for a dolla, but did you know that this girl also hollers? But I save my whooping for Rich Dollaz. Geez, that was bad, wasn't it? It's no secret that the original Love & Hip Hop hasn't fared as well as it's Atlanta counterpart, but there is something so ridiculous about Rich that entertains me to no end. Mainly, I find it hilarious that he can praise Peter Gunz for bringing new life back into the once flailing franchise.
Actually, he's right. All Peter had to do was marry his side-chick behind the back of the woman with whom he has had a thirteen year relationship–and children–and put it all on VH1 for the world to see. And just like that, according to Rich, Peter is back at the top of his game. Sad but true!
The reality star hasn't remained mum on her scary situation. Camille has taken out a restraining order against Dimitri, voiced her anger on Twitter, and now she's appeared on daytime television to talk about her experiences. Good for you, girl. No need to sweep anything under the rug!
Well, it seems that these crazy kids are really trying to make it work. While there have been divorce rumors galore since it came out that Lamar Odom was suffering from addiction issues and multiple alleged affairs, Khloe Kardashian appears to be standing by her man. I can only imagine what Kris Jenner thinks about this!
Khloe has been out and about lately (most notably at a sex themed nightclub with her underage half-sisters), but the couple hasn't been seen together in public since the news of Lamar's troubles were first reported. Sources and insiders (all fifteen billion of them!) have said everything from they are destined to split to they are going work through their marital woes. Who knows?
Dear Preachers of L.A., Why did you have to turn last night's episode into a platform for the many commercials of Pete Wentz's Best Ink? To tat or not to tat, that was the ONLY question. Don't get me wrong, I loved seeing Jay Heazlip and Ron Gibson do what they do best which is warm my heart and pump me up, respectively. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the spunky side to Wayne Chaney, although his wife got a bit too Judgy McJudgerson. I honestly didn't miss Noel Jones or Deitrick Haddon. Oh, and Clarence McClendon was there, too.
Ron is getting spiffed up at the barber shop because he's the key note speaker at an upcoming minister's conference. The other shop patrons question Ron about his thug swagger. Doesn't he want to be a part of the board at church? Ron isn't willing to give up his trademark bling just to fit in with the more conservative clergy men. Speaking of conservative, welcome back Clarence. We missed you…maybe? He's recruited his oldest son to help out with his ministry. It's a bit of a challenge for both of them.
Loretta has invited Myesha and Christy to her restaurant to bond over food, and Myesha is very hesitant to try some of the dishes. The ladies discuss Deitrick and Dominique's upcoming wedding that Noel will be officiating. Myesha asks how the others feel about couples having babies out of wedlock, and Loretta responds she doesn't judge anyone…not even Christy for her tattoos. Myesha looks appalled and tries to explain away her aversion to tattoos, but she's digging herself a deeper hole by comparing tattoos to sinning. Christy then schools Myesha with Scripture, and Loretta coaxes Myesha to admit that getting a tattoo doesn't make someone a bad person.
I'm not trying to wish away 2013 by any stretch of the imagination, but 2014 seems to be shaping up to be just peachy in regard to new reality shows.
The original member of the Funky Bunch turned acclaimed actor and Entourage creator? Check. My favorite member of NKOTB turned scary guy in Sixth Sense? Check. Their mother and brother Paul? The actual dudes who inspired the characters in Entourage? Check and check. Your interest has to be piqued, right?