Don't lie. You've missed the crew from Love & Hip Hop. Yeah, I know. I couldn't type that with a straight face any more than you could read it with one. With the Basketball Wives reunion kaput, VH1 treated us to the season premiere of a more yawn-inducing version of the feisty L&HH: ATL. While I'll try to reserve my judgment, I don't think that K. Michelle can save this sinking ship any more than the newbies. It's not that I don't like Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, but they are almost too likeable. I didn't believe Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena's relationship was anything more than camera candy, so I never invested much thought in them, and don't even get me started on the dysfunction that is Tahiry Jose and Joe Budden. So, about that reservation of judgment promise…I'm not doing so well, eh?
With the Medicine Man still incarcerated, Yandy has continued to take Little Mendeecees during his dad's custodial times. Both she and Mendecees have decided to tell the boy that his father is serving time…in the army. I don't even have the chance to type how adorable this child is before Mona Scott Young goes and throws a curveball…she is totally exploiting Little Mendecees by having him share a secret with his soon-to-be stepmom. He reveals that he has known his dad was in jail for months.
With the popularity of Love & Hip Hop it only makes sense that a more and more notorious cast joins the ranks!
First came the rumors that they are expanding the franchise, and now a new rumor says Chris Brown's ex Karrueche Tran along with some other famous hangerons celebs will be joining the show! Anemail leaked by Sandra Rose supposedly revealed Mona Scott-Young's casting plans!
The email claimed to have booked several famous faces for a west coast franchise! Mona is reportedly only allowed to choose one new location per VH-1 and the shortlist is Houston, LA, or New Orleans.
Don't lie. Y'all have missed Somaya Reece since she departed from Love & Hip Hop. I know I have, and I certainly didn't have to refresh my memory as to what she looks like or the drama she caused during her tenure on VH1. Clearly it wasn't much or she'd likely still be on it!
I have to commend her from taking a break from scripted cat fights, girl drama, and drink tossing that has become synonymous with all VH1 reality shows. But it begs the question…what is Somaya doing now?
The singer and former reality star recently checked in with the folks of The Jasmine Brand. While Somaya is no longer gracing the small screen on L&HH, she's mastered the art of reality television stardom: do everything! Whether it's schlep a cocktail with your name on it or taking credit for some ghostwriter penning your life story, do it! I kid. Kind of.
Dang reality stars and their IRS problems! Just. Pay. Your. Bills!
The latest star to be hit with a tax lien is K. Michelle! The IRS says the Love & Hip Hop star owes them $52,415.09 and they want their money now.
TMZ reports that the feds filed a lien against K. Michelle claiming she did not pay enough taxes for 2008 (she owes $47,710.46) and 2009 (she owes $4,704.63).
The L&HH stars reportedly went on strike over salaries earlier this year – hopefully Ms. Michelle got a raise cause girl needs the money. I don't think she can bitch slap the IRS and expect them to go away, either.
Ever wondered why people are so drawn to VH1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta while turning the channel on the original Love & Hip Hop? Carlos King has the answer for you! You may now be asking yourself, who is Carlos King?
Well, he's a television wiz who has worked at major networks like BET and OWN, as well as on The View. He's even been behind the scenes of some of your favorite Housewives franchises. Now, Carlos channeling his talent on VH1 working as the co-executive producer on L&HHA.
In an interview with Texas' News Journal, Mona and some members of both casts discuss the show, it's draw, and why some people just love to hate it. Mona recalls leaving her established job in the music industry to start her own production company. She shares, “I was leaving something that I had built for nearly 20 years of my life, but it was exhilarating to start over because I had a new lease on life, venturing into territories unknown for me and just starting from scratch.”
The original Love & Hip Hop needs to realize that no one ever cared about it once Love & Hip Hop Atlanta came into existence. It just ended last week, and I'd be hard pressed to name all of the cast members (although, in my defense there were oodles of them!), and I had to watch it every week!
Now, in an effort to remain relevant (never gonna happen), the casting rumors for next season are already starting to swirl. I find this hilarious given that the season hasn't even been renewed yet! First on the chopping block is Consequence and his Christmas tradition loving girlfriend and baby mama Jen Bayer. Surely Mona Scott-Young has to love the racially and religiously charged drama they bring to the show…