Today I was just thinking about how I hope season 4 of Little Women: LA (premiering January 27 on Lifetime) pans out to be a kinder, gentler season than last year’s. Alas, this troubling news item popped up today and crushed those dreams in one fell swoop.
TMZ is reporting that 4-season LWLA cast member, Christy McGinity Gibel was hospitalized with a brain injury after being attacked by two cast mates over the weekend. What the WHAT!? Which cast mates injured Christy is anyone’s guess at this point, and I will refrain from conjecture…for now. But whoever it was did some major damage, apparently, as Christy left the brawl with not one, but TWO brain contusions.
The green-eyed breakout star of Bravo’s new hopeful hit, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Gizelle Bryant, appears as if she has it all–beauty, brains and wealth, but life has not always been a crystal stair for her, particularly married life. Bryant reveals how her “best friend,” ex-husband and megachurch pastor Pastor Jamal Bryant was reportedly a serial cheater and how she has learned to move past it.
Gizelle and Jamal, who have three daughters together, were a power couple married for seven years. The former model says that the years she spent with her husband were “blissful,” until she discovered not only had he been unfaithful but had reportedly, fathered an illegitimate child during their union, “I decided I was not going to continue to stay in a relationship in which there was not a major commitment. I’m an old-fashioned girl and if you’re going to commit, commit.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Baileyand sweet sixteen daughter, Noelle Robinson, share a striking pose as they grace the cover of the latest issue of Heart & Soul Magazine. The mother and daughter beauties have never posed together professionally for a magazine cover, so they were over the moon when asked to appear on the African-American women’s publication that focuses on physical, mental and spiritual well-being. However, despite the stunning cover, Cynthia was criticized for what Instagram followers thought was way too much boobage showing.
Even though Cynthia and Noelle are depicted dressed in white towels, similar ombre blond tussled hairstyles and looking radiant, the ‘hatahs’ on Instagram were alive and well, choosing instead to zero in on Cynthia’s ample cleavage display:
Tom Sandoval has a lot to say about this season’s Vanderpump Rules. Between Kristen Doute’s “Apology Tour” in full swing and the group’s fallout over the Hawaii trip, lines of friendship among the VPR cast have been a bit blurred as of late. But Tom maintains that what we see isn’t always the whole truth. This week I got a chance to chat with Tom about his reaction to recent episodes that largely paint girlfriend Ariana Madix and him as grudge-holding-Stassis (well, at least according to Katie Maloney!). Read on to hear about how Tom feels betrayed by Scheana Marie, and how he expected more from the group of people he still considers friends.
So, after these last few episodes, do you have anything you’d like to clear up?
Tom: “It’s been really strange, really weird with the group. It’s been a lot of propaganda, for lack of a better term. This whole thing with Jax [Taylor] and me and this birthday trip, you know, we got together like 3 weeks prior – maybe a month – and talked about who was going to go.”
“Jax even brought it up himself; he was like, ‘Obviously, Kristen’s not going to go. That doesn’t make much sense.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that would be really weird.’ It was so nonchalant. Just an obvious answer.”
Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’s fiery pair Joseline Hernandezand Stevie J. are at it yet again. Stevie J. has aired his dirty laundry so to speak for all to see but bleach is actually the culprit. And at whose hands? The award-winning music dynamo videoed an extensive array of clothing, shoes and other belongings that had been damaged by bleach. It seems Stevie J. is pointing the finger of blame at his ‘wife’ Joseline whose perhaps out-of-control jealousy made her go bonkers with a bleach container. Joseline however is denying, she had anything to do with the damages because she “loves” her ‘husband.’
Stevie J. told the celeb news outlet, he had been working diligently in the studio with R&B songstress Faith Evans and alluded to the fact that Joseline might have been jealous. When the former Bad Boys Records “hitman” arrived home, he was thrown for a loop when he discovered, his clothing and furnishings had been trashed and bleached and the suspect who immediately came to mind was Joseline. Among those ruined items: a vintage $10,000 Bad Boy jacket that was gifted to him by mega music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, $40,000 worth of clothing, $15,000 worth of Versace china and thousands of dollars worth of sneakers/shoes. In addition, Stevie J. claims his estranged missus also destroyed several of his children’s Christmas gifts.
Is it really tacky to give your loved one a helluva send-off before they’re placed in locked-down? Well apparently Yandy Smith, one of Love & Hip-Hop: New York’s stars, didn’t think throwing a ‘Going Away Celebration’ for her husband of one year and father of her two children, Mendeecees Harriswas such a terrible thing to do but some folks on Twitter disagree. According to Bossip, when news of Yandy’s club affair that is being held tonight in Dallas, Texas was leaked out and hit the internet, Twitterverse ‘turnt up! ‘
According to Bossip, the commentswere hardly complimentary nor empathetic about a move, many considered to be outright brash and shameless, for a man who broke the law:
Noting they looked at Houston, Baltimore, and Philly before finally settling on Potomac, True Entertainment co-founder Steven Weinstock says, “So Bravo came to me and said, ‘Is there another African American cast out there that isn’t derivative, that doesn’t have the same feel?’ And we were able to find this incredible group of women in Potomac, Maryland, of all places. I would liken it to the feeling of ‘Falcon Crest.’ They’re very upwardly mobile, they’re the daughters of very old-monied families. The social grace, etiquette, class, these sorts of things are important in the context of their everyday interactions. It has a very different feel than ‘Atlanta,’ and at the same time it’s dripping with great drama and really exciting and interesting characters.”