It’s no surprise that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season six reunion special is among the top news in black entertainment today. Joining that show is Ice Cube’s visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and people’s thoughts about the Lifetime film “A Day Late and a Dollar Short.” Plus, see what’s hot (KeKe Palmer lands a talk show) and not (women acting a fool on TV) along with my watchlist. Enjoy!
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season six reunion special. The episode that aired Sunday was … WOWZA! Yep, that’s the best way I can describe it at this moment. It really and truly was a mess. From the name calling, “shading,” talking over one another and of course, the violent hair pulling that landed two cast mates on the floor–it was all just junior high-like. The fight between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams was despicable, I mean they’re too old for this, but it wasn’t the nasty smackdown many imagined it to be (it was ugly, though, let’s be clear about that). Unfortunately, more people are becoming accustomed to seeing good and grown women showing their butts on TV (‘memba “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Teresa Giudice’s infamous table flip?!), and maybe were hoping for a WWE match. Not so much. Instead, they saw women wear their insecurities on their ballroom gowns like a corsage (seriously, ballroom gowns?!) And Porsha, why would you allow someone with zilch credibility in your life have such influence? You and other cast members have called Kenya an instigator, so why take the bait? Why risk your Bravo salary, reputation and freedom (she was charged with assault) for a lick or two? You now have an arrest record that was (I’m guessing) nonexistent a month ago. (Also, Porsha, you’ve been shading your ex-husband Kordell Stewart about his sexuality all season so why get flustered when Kenya does it?) What’s even sadder about Porsha, who at 32, is the youngest of the six women (three are in their 30s and three are in their 40s), is that she’ll probably look back at her life 20 or 30 years from now and wish she hadn’t let older women with messy love lives comment on her marriage or anything she else she did, for that matter). It seems she already began feeling this way after she pulled and dragged Kenya and herself to the grown during their skirmish. It seems that she immediately freaked out and sobbed about being embarrassed, wishing she hadn’t let Kenya get the best of her. Yeah… Though it appears that the worst of it–the brawl between Kenya and Porsha–is over, there are two more parts to this special. So brace yourself. In the meantime, take a look at the clip below that shows how the spat kicked off.
Ice Cube clears things up on “Ellen.” I like O’Shea Jackson. Something about him reminds me of that cousin you don’t see often but who always has your back. And I liked him even more after his appearance on “Ellen” today. O’Shea, or Ice Cube, visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss “Ride Along”–the DVD recently released and we have it available with XFINITY On Demand™– and the remarks he made about losing an MTV Movie Award to the late Paul Walker. Regarding “Ride Along,” it had the biggest January opening of any movie ever in the US and it’s very popular overseas. This is huge, especially since some studios have used the excuse that mostly black-cast movies don’t do well internationally and thus aren’t worth the investment. “This is a hit in Lebanon. I think when you’re a hit in Lebanon, you’re doing something right,” Ice Cube told Ellen. Last week, Ice Cube told USA Today that he felt robbed about losing the Best Onscreen Duo award to the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel for “Fast & Furious 6.” He feels his remarks were misinterpreted. “We had no delusions or illusions about winning,” Ice Cube said. I agree with him. I think the comments were taken out of context and the press it received was blown out of proportion. It’s an MTV Movie Award for crying out loud. And like Ice Cube points out, he was in a category that included Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey, so he had “no delusions” about taking home an award. Check out the interview below.
The cast of ”A Day Late and a Dollar Short” visit “The View.” OK, I missed this when it aired on Saturday but will watch it tonight via XFINITY On Demand™. Whoopi Goldberg and three of her four onscreen children from “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”–Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold and Mekhi Phifer–joined her on “The View” to discuss the Lifetime film. Whoopi shared that she worked with Anika and Tichina previously but had wanted to work with Mekhi for a while. The four of them gushed over one another. It was cute and reminded me to check out the movie, which is based on Terry McMillian’s novel of the same name. Also, Whoopi looks fab! Though she’s shrouded in her usual baggy ‘fit, I can see that Mama has slimmed down. Go’on, girl! Watch the video of the loving cast below.
On my watchlist? What I’m tuning in to see and what I’ll catch up with XFINITY On Demand…
“A Day Late and a Dollar Short”: As I previously mentioned, I will be watching this via XOD tonight. It aired on Lifetime. Watch it here.
“Once Upon a Time”: I got so caught up in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” drama that I forgot about checking this out. It airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Watch it here.
The Hot List: Who/What’s Hot, Not
HOT: Blue Ivy Carter’s Easter Sunday photos (she looked glam and cute as can be).
NOT: Women on reality TV shows (or in “reality”) behaving immaturely, ugly and having no accountability for their actions (C’mon, ladies…).
HOT: KeKe Palmer getting her own daily talk show on BET (Congrats!).
NOT: Ohio science teacher Gil Voigt telling a student that the country didn’t need another black president (So much I could say but won’t.).
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