Is That On Chili’s List?

26 04 2010

I’m still not sure how I feel about “What Chili Wants”. It aggravates me to no end but I keep watching, week after week. This week I had mixed emotions on Floyd Mayweather standing Chili up for their dinner date.

After being in denial for who knows how long, Chili finally admits that she thinks of him as more than a friend. She even brings him a picture from a hot photoshoot they did together, framed and the whole nine. So on one hand, when he called and I watched her expression, I kinda sorta maybe felt bad for her. BUT, on the other hand, because she has been so superficial through this whole search for the “perfect” man, I was hoping it would put things in perspective for her and she can come down a peg or two. (And her infamous list can go in the trash)

I guess we’ll see what she’s gonna do next week, because you know I’ll be watching. ((big sigh))

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Brandy Playing the Blame Game?

26 04 2010

I understand that Brandy’s upset about her latest album flopping, and I understand that she feels she wasn’t given the best from all involved, but I don’t understand why she is blaming Rodney Jerkins for the demise of “Human”.

On Sunday’s episode of “A Family Business”, Brandy expresses her feelings regarding Rodney “not giving her his best work” and basically saying that was the reason that the album did so poorly. It’s funny how an artist can listen to the tracks, agree to go into the studio and record the tracks, give the tracks to the record company and then after the album is released, shift blame to the producers or the record company.

Did she not realize that it wasn’t to Rodney’s full potential before it was released? Before she even stepped into the studio to record even? Couldn’t she have said then, that she wasn’t feeling the music? These are the questions I was asking as I watched.

It seems as though Brandy relies on other people around her to make decisions and she just goes along with it. She’s putting way too much trust and power into their hands. When the dust settles, its Brandy’s face on that album cover so maybe this concern should have been voiced before it was too late to make any difference?

I’m Back…Now What’d I Miss?

21 04 2010

I know it’s been a long time, but what better time to return than when my DVR is filled with great reality shows? And might I add that I am soooooo so so glad that Ray J has put down the champagne flutes for the last time. Who was he fooling with that sleaze fest of a dating show? A Family Business is a much better look for him.

Vh1 has a great lineup this season, all though I can’t stomach Basketball Wives for even the first five minutes. I’m not even sure what the title has to do with the actual show. Anyone care to enlighten me?? On a more positive note, I’m loving every minute of Ray J & Brandy, and of course Tough Love never disappoints me. Having the couples on this season is reminiscent of Tool Academy but without the trailer trash backsplash. (Check my rhymes, “Omg, am I rapping?” Lmao at Bran Nu! Love Brandy though)

Vh1 reality shows are usually a hit or miss with me, but What Chili Wants has me on the fence this time. How are you guys feeling about this show? I really liked Chili up until this point but her damn list is working my nerves! She has got to be thee pickiest woman on earth. I think when Missy told her that “Jesus was taken” she hit the nail on the head. She’s not looking for anyone. She either wants to get back with Usher or she wants to get something started with Floyd, she’s only fooling herself because she’s not fooling us viewers!

While others are dedicating their DVR memory space to The Young and the Restless, ((side eye)) I’m more interested in vh1 reality and what’s going on with Kimora over on The Style Network. These shows are definitely holding my attention right now.

Where’s the remote, it looks like I’m going to have a lot to write about?

Forget a Cocktail, Ray J Needs a Shot

9 02 2010

Is everyone else thinking what I’m thinking??  What the ****!  Everything started off in the expected vh1 reunion show normalcy… then out of nowhere here comes Cocktail (the winner of last season) strutting onto the stage. I was soooo not expecting that.  Cocktail started out nice enough, but then went into how Ray J was a dirty dog basically, claiming that he’s not a “one woman man”.

Here’s a little bit more of what went on backstage:

Berry and Ray talked backstage for much longer than what you saw on the reunion. At one point, it appeared that he was crying (she definitely was). Pretty hilariously, as Tanika attempted to get him back out onstage to finish the reunion, he back-talked her. “We need Ray to get to the bottom of this. We’ll have him when we get back!” is how she set up the eventually aborted final segment. “I ain’t comin!” yelled Ray. A bit later, she said, “Ray, come out!” “No!” he yelled back. “Now! You say you want an aggressive woman…” Tanika joked back. Finally, she said as a way to conclude, “I have a feeling it’s not over…” and Ray narrated from backstage, “It ain’t over! It’s never gonna be over!” The fact that he and Mz Berry came back out and could be seen embracing after most people had left the studio…

Ray J 2 reunion, photo via vh1blog

Watching all this unfold, I got a feeling that Cocktail cares a lot about Ray J and is either upset at the fact that he’s moved on or is upset at the fact that he played her (so she says).  Either way, the girl is upset and her tirade has very little to do with her concern for Mz Berry.  This was all a way for her to put him on blast to make herself feel better about their situation.  If Mz Berry wasn’t upset enough, I was upset for her!  That was HER moment and Cocktail Kanye’d her.  She basically took the mic and said, “Look, Mz Berry, Imma let you finish but…”

But nothing, take your a** back home and chill the hell out, please.  That was so declasse. I’m excited that Cocktail made the reunion much more entertaining but at the same time, I’m mad at how it ended.  There wasn’t enough time to end it properly.  😦  Well, if you’re as upset as I am and want to hear Mz Berry’s side, tune into TALKOFTHETOWN411 at midnight TONIGHT!

Danger: Thirsty for Attention or Crying for Help?

6 02 2010

I’ve stated that Danger is “insane in the membrane” since I first saw her facial tattoo on For the Love of Ray J season 1.  It seems as if, even now, a lot of people are surprised by her strange actions.  Poprah (you know, that loud mouthed, ruthless chick that thought she was really going to be Diddy’s assistant on I Want to Work for Diddy season 1) seems to be one of the last to realize this disturbing fact.

So far, Danger has:

  • claimed she was pregnant and Ray J was the alleged father
  • been admitted into a mental institution and as a result, lost custody of her child
  • publicly stated that Ray J was a homosexual
  • been arrested for arson
  • AND had an “unfortunate incident” involving Ms. Poprah herself

    Photo of Monica "Danger" Leon (via

    Speculation is circulating on whether or not Danger is in fact, mentally ill.  Necole Bitchie posted a blog, yesterday, about the recent drama between the two reality stars.  She posed the question:

    “So is Danger faking for a reality show deal or does she really have a mental condition?”

    Can Ray J get some kind of award for nicknaming Monica “Danger”? He hit the nail on the head with that one.  Her actions on his reality show alone led me to believe she was crazy & needed help. Unique said it many times. Yes I believe she is doing all of this for attention, but that makes her all the more crazy! Something has to be seriously wrong with this bish for her to do all of these outlandish things. Only a true mentally ill person will stoop to this level for publicity. It’s sad because it doesn’t seem like there is anyone around her that cares enough to help her. She claims that she has great family and friends but where are they now?  Have they done all they could?

    I’ve cracked a lot of jokes at Danger’s expense and I’ve said some not so nice things regarding her BUT if she really has an illness, someone please help her before she self destructs.

    Reality Check: Controlling My Addiction to Social Media

    4 02 2010

    I have been blogging since August, so by now everyone should understand how addicted I am to Reality TV, I need it, I must have it. But, there’s another addiction I succumb to that is just as prominent. I am a self-proclaimed BlackBerry phone addict. I’m not proud of it, but it’s a fact that I have to deal with.

    One of my biggest weaknesses on my phone is UberTwitter, the best (in my opinion) Twitter application for BlackBerries. I have very recently changed my settings to refresh my Twitter updates to every 5 minutes…. It was set to refresh every 1 minute. 😦 I just can’t help myself, so much is going on, I need to be in the mix! I’m constantly checking my phone, without even thinking about it, my hand automatically reaches for my BlackBerry. It’s like a reflex.

    So, I created a challenge for myself (and you can do this too to see just how addicted you are to your phone). I turned my phone off, took the battery out and placed my phone on the table beside me. I gave myself one hour, before I would reattach the battery and turn it back on.

    I noticed that about every few minutes, my hand would reach to grab my phone, and then my brain would remember it wasn’t on and retract my hand. This happened far too many times during the experiment. I started wondering, “what if I get a text that I need to see, or a friend IM’s me, or if someone replies to me on Twitter and God forbid they have to wait an hour for my response” LOL At the same time, I felt free. I’m able to do other things, be productive, think of other issues besides social media. By the end of the hour, I started getting better. I didn’t reach as much and I was hardly thinking about it. Hmmmmmm, I think I might start doing this on a regular basis. Baby steps, Jess, baby steps. 🙂

    A New Era of Talk Shows: Out With the Old & In With the New

    3 02 2010

    With the likes of Oprah and Tyra Banks retiring from the talk show realm, what will become of this genre? Who will the torch be passed on to?

    Of course, Ellen is going strong on NBC and honestly if she goes off the air anytime soon I will be extremely hurt. I love Ellen, I love her quirkiness, her dancing, her silly inventions and her natural humor. Everything about Ellen is so effortless, you can tell she is being herself.

    With that said, another natural is Wendy Williams. From the very first episode, I was hooked! She is definitely now a friend in my head. Wendy is the type to give it to you straight with no chaser. If you don’t like it, find a way to deal with it because she’s not changing. That’s just the kinda girl she is! ((Rubbing front teeth with index finger)) Hey Wendy! How you dooah? 🙂

    Both have faced some type of diversity or trauma in their lives that have shaped them into the great women that they are today and this really shows through when you watch. It’s not just all gossip and laughter, they can be very heartfelt and caring but not to the point where it feels “made for TV”.

    I know a lot of you may think of Mo’Nique when “talk shows” come to mind but I’m just not feeling her. I love Mo’nique the comic, the actress, the person…. But talk show host? First off, why is she so LOUD?? I don’t understand why one person needs to yell so much during a single taping (or why she feels the need to call everyone baby). Not knocking her, just don’t understand her.

    With Ellen airing at 4pm central time and Wendy Williams coming right behind her at 5 o’clock, they could be a heavy force to be reckoned with!

    What are your views? What talk shows are you feeling right now?