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Members of Atlanta’s elite class showed there’s also a foolywang side of Buckhead after fists flew and weaves were pulled during last night’s "Married To Medicine" episode.  And even somebody’s mama hopped in it.  Decide if there’s ever a "right" time to be "ratchet" inside….

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Though BRAVO seemed to maintain an air of dignity (well, as of recently and relatively speaking) while other networks blatantly played up fist-fights among its reality tv stars (see BBW or Bad Girls Club), last night….the game changed.

If you turned on the bourgeoisie doctors and doctor’s wives of BRAVO’s latest hit "Married To Medicine" last night, you saw several women drinking, cussing, and carrying on…in ball gowns.  To be honest, most of these chicks seemed like they were only one neck snap away from going back to their hood ways they seemed so desperate to cover up for the show.  Like our fave Countess said, money can’t buy you class.

So, there was a huge weaving-pulling, table flipping fight on last night’s episode which could only be rivaled by the "Real Housewives of New Jersey".  

To make a long story short, there was a major brawl between Toya Bush-Harris and Mariah Huq. Toya was gossiping about the paternity of Mariah’s daughter.  She’d been making comments about Mariah’s daughter being adopted (although this information HAD NOT been shared with Mariah’s daughter).  The "alleged" issue is: Toya and her husband chose to share, for BRAVO’s tv cameras, a family secret that Mariah told Toya two years ago.

In her own BRAVO blog, Mariah said,

The sad truth of the matter is, Toya could not find anything else to criticize, so she decided to hit me way below the belt. She and Eugene knew that was the one thing in my life they could use to make me uncomfortable. We were not ready to discuss this subject with Lauren. Toya and Eugene took this option away from us. Telling my daughter with an audience around was the last thing I wanted to do.

For her side of the story, Toya responded to rumors that she gossiped about the paternity of Mariah’s daughter by saying "that" conversation never happened….in public.

I will address the lies and slander. I have never discussed Mariah’s daughter except for agreeing with my husband, Eugene, in a private conversation (meaning no one but he and I were around) when Eugene complemented Aydin for being a man’s man by stepping up and adopting HIS daughter (see Episode 2). I agreed that this statement was true to him in a private conversation.

She continued,

Mariah’s venomous overreaction to hearsay and gossip from a salon is not only absurd, but also illegal. You can not assault people for what you "think" they might have said. This speaks volumes to Mariah’s character. As professionals we need to hold ourselves in a higher regard than the common street thug that runs rapid within society. Unfortunately, I was forced to defend myself in this situation when I was attacked. As for Lake scurrying to tell Mariah her juicy gossip that she concocted, I will get that to very soon.


So there you have the basic groundwork for the brawl that blew completely out of proportion once Mariah’s mother (yes….her mama jumped in!) confronted Toya.

Now here’s the question…is there ever a just cause for being ratchet and going off in public?  If someone insults your mother and your child…do they deserve to get their weave yanked & dealt with?  You decide….was this fight ratchet or right?



Janet Jackson ROCKS FUR In Times Square, Named PETA’S Grinch Of The Year + Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol LEADS The Box Office With $26.5 million

Janet Jackson, who’s rocking Blackglama fur on a new billboard in Times Square, was dubbed PETA’s "Grinch of the Year for 2011."  Get the deets inside and find out how Paula Patton’s MI3 flick stacked up at the box office.

Though Janet Jackson looks fabulous on her new Blackglama billboard in Times Square, she’s pissed off the folks at PETA.  

The group named her Grinch of the Year for 2011 for her work with Blackglama.  PETA released this statement saying,

"When Janet Jackson had her infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during the Super Bowl, at least the flesh that popped into view was her own – unlike the stolen animal skins that she drapes herself with, which are as dead as her taste in fashion (not to mention her career).  Ms. Jackson, you’re just plan nasty.”


Well…..I think Ms. Jackson looks radiant in her ad.


And in movie news…..


Paula Patton and Tom Cruise lead the box office this week with their Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol taking the top spot with $ 26.5 million in ticket sales.  Halle Berry and Ludacris made the list too as their flick New Year’s Evebrought in a respectable $ 3M.

Here’s how everyone stacked up:

1.  Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $ 29,500,000 (TOTAL $ 61,935,000)

2.  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $ 20,260,000 ($ 79,014,000)

3.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo $ 12,750,000 ($ 21,126,000)

4.  Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $ 12,650,000 ($ 49,590,000)

5.  The Adventures of Tintin $ 9,705,000 ($ 17,712,000)

6.  We Bought a Zoo $ 9,450,000 ($ 9,450,000)

7.  War Horse $ 7,512,000 ($ 7,512,000)

8.  New Year’s Eve  $ 3,315,000 ($ 32,652,000)


The Randomness:

1.  Tami Roman accused of stealing hair extensions!  Story.

Rihanna, Usher, Ludacris & More Perform At The GRAMMY Nominations Concert, Kanye West LEADS With 7 Nods

Actor LL Cool J took center stage last night, hosting the 2012 GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live concert, with a little help from Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry. The trio introduced viewers to performances by Rihanna, Usher and Ludacris while revealing that Kanye West leads the 2012 pack of nominees with 7 nods! Watch the performances and see pics inside….

Last night, tons of celebs and music lovers turned out for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. And in between exciting performances by Rihanna, Usher and Ludacris, LL Cool J and Nicki revealed the 2012 Grammy nominees.

Rapper Kanye West leads the pack garnering 7 nods.  Among his most notable nods, he’s up for Song of the Year for "All of the Lights" and best rap performance with Jay-Z for "Otis." He’s even nominated against himself, with Watch the Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy nabbing Rap Album of the Year nods. If he wins….I wonder will he be upset that the "other" album lost.

Adele received 6 nods while Lil Wayne and Rihanna both picked up five nods.  Bruno Mars got three nods and Nicki Minaj is up for best new artist along with J Cole. Surprisingly, Beyonce only got two nods (Best Long Form Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).

View the full list of nominees here.


Best New Artist nominee Nicki Minaj joined LL Cool J in making sure things ran smoothly throughout the night.

Taraji P. Henson looked fab as she took the stage in a slinky silver number that showed off her legs.

Rihanna performed her number one hit "We Found Love" via satellite from London’s O2 Arena.  She tweeted #GRAMMYS2012 5 nominations!!! This year keeps getting better and better!" #LOUD up 4 Album of the year is so #MAJAH"

Usher and Valerie Simpson performed a moving tribute to Nick Ashford.

Luda got a lil’ country and performed with Jason Aldean.

And during a special performance of "The Message," Lupe Fiasco, Common and LL Cool J joined Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, and rapper Scorpio on stage. 


Watch Rihanna perform "We Found Love" here:


Watch Ludacris perform "Dirt Road Anthem" with Jason Aldean here:


Watch Lupe Fiasco, Common, and LL Cool J join Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, and rapper Scorpio for a special performance of "The Message"


Watch Usher perform a songwriting medley with Valerie Simpson in tribute to Nick Ashford with Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber and Stoller here:


Photos via Wireimage/John Shearer


Chris Brown Leads BET Awards With Six Nominations

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Comeback kid Chris Brown leads the nominees for the upcoming 2011 BET Awards

The 22-year-old has six nominations including “Video Of The Year” and “Best R&B Male Artist.” Lil Wayne comes in second with five award nods.

Wayne is knod for “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” and “Viewers Choice” alongside Drake who’s nominated alongside Nicki Minaj for “Moment For Life.”

Nicki is also nominated in the “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” category.

See the full nomination list below for the BET Awards.

Best Female R&B Artist:
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:
Nicki Minaj
LoLa Monroe

Best Male R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group:
Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration:
B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Video of the Year:
Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T – “Runaway”

Video Director of the Year:
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist:
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel:
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress:
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor:
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award:
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie:
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sportswoman of the Year:
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year:
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Viewer’s Choice Award:
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name”
Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award:
Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act: U.K. :
VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)