Val considers his hometown New York City. “My parents dropped everything in Ukraine, their job, their friends, and came to New York City with nothing just so that their kids could become something,” shares Val. “Everything I have now is because of them.”
Once again, Val and Tamar butt heads in the rehearsal. When Val explains his vision for the dance, Tamar takes issue with him chasing her around shirtless. Wait, what? A shirtless Val is everything. #FansSelf #Shallow #DontCare I’m not here for Tamar making Val keep his shirt on.
About last week’s abysmal start, Kim says, “It was all kind of a blur – the scores and what they [the judges] said. I am really disappointed in myself because I obviously can do much better. But I mean where can you go from here but up?”
Kim focuses on Atlanta for “Hometown Glory” week.
“I grew up in Connecticut,” explains Kim, “but I have been here in Atlanta for 16 years. Atlanta’s where Big Poppa all my dreams came true. I met my amazing husband here. And I have had five of my children – out of six – here in Atlanta.”
Does Kim dance better this week? Avoid elimination?
When asked why she joined Dancing with the Stars, Tamar says, “After I had my baby, I kind of slowed down a bit and I just wanna put a pep in my step.” In rehearsal, Tamar and Val Chmerkovskiy are having fun together. Tamar says Val’s like an annoying little brother, adding, “Val and I are both outspoken <side eye>, but I’m happy to have the current champion as my partner.”
Tamar and Val dance the Quickstep to “Do Your Thing” by Basement Jaxx. The choreography is no joke – very courageous for week one – but Tamar nails it. So far, I think Tamar is the total package – spunky personality, good work ethic, and killer moves. Check out the video below.
As for the pro dancers, one of my favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, Anna Trebunskaya, is back. Unfortunately, she has been paired with Gary Busey. Why can’t I have nice things?!? Also disappointing, Peta Murgatroyd is out for the season due to an ankle injury. Peta was supposed to dance with “Honey I’m Good” singer Andy Grammer. He’ll dance with Allison Holker instead. Check out the complete list below and let us know if you plan to watch.
While NeNe admits to being nervous about the uncharted terrain (and no RHOA to come crawling back to), she’s excited for her fans to see “something different that you guys have never seen me do before.” What – have manners?
“Fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one-liners that I have said on [Housewives],” NeNe explains. And she’s definitely thrilled to be leaving the negativity of RHOA behind!
Tamar Braxton has pulled a disappearing act! Running from the IRS? The reality star and talk show host was confirmed as a performer at the 45th Anniversary L.A. Pride bash but has stopped returning organizer’s calls.
Days before she was scheduled to perform the Tamar & Vince star is missing in action. L.A. Pride Executive Producer Jeff Consoletti confirms that Tamar is refusing to return their calls and they’ve been forced to hire a last minute replacement for her act since the event is happening so soon!
Tamar Braxton and Vince Hebert have been dealing with a massive tax debt for a while. Vince reportedly failed to properly pay taxes for years and they are totally broke!
Despite the fact that the Tamar & Vince stars have a hit reality show, Tamar’s singing career (she was once nominated for a Grammy), and Tamar’s gig hosting The Real, they are in real danger of losing everything. That includes their Calabasas mansion because they can’t pay their $1.6 million-dollar tax debt and the IRS has placed liens on their earnings and possessions. Oops. In fact, Vince at one point owed over $3 million in back taxes to the IRS!
You know what I’d do with the paycheck if I ended up on a reality show (listen up, Andy Cohen!)? I’d pay off my flippin’ student loans. I would not buy a car (although the show’s producers would probably buy one for me so as not to embarrass the rest of the cast with my ride), I would not not live above my means…I would just start slowly chipping away at my massive law school debt. What is it with people that they don’t think they need to pay their bills after they receive a little bit of fame?
I’m looking at you, Benzino. You know I adore you, but you didn’t use your Mona money to get a neck implant, and you sure as heck didn’t use it to pay back Uncle Sam. Now, before y’all start in on me, I realize that Benzino’s career in hip hop began long before his stint on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, as did his money problems. Geez Louise, though! Pay your debts, dude!