- 10:58 am Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
TMZ breaks almost all juicy “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” stories. Who knows who’s getting TMZ’s payments for leaking the dirt but the latest is quite muddy: “Mama June” Shannon, broken up with David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, is allegedly dating a man who served 10 years for molesting a relative of hers and just got out of prison in March.
The new man in her life is named Mark McDaniel, convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004, according to TMZ. The story says he forced oral sex on an eight year old child who June supposedly knows. It [More]
- 8:45 am Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still angry about her negative portrayal as TLC’s boss in the popular VH1 biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which debuted a year ago and has been repeated numerous times since on the network.
She sued VH1 owner Viacom for defamation in April, asking for $40 million in damages. This week, she filed a new lawsuit against surviving members of TLC and executive producers Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas for the same $40 million amount in compensatory and punitive damages.
Pebbles, in the lawsuit filed in the state court of Fulton County, wrote that she was shown [More]
- 10:36 pm Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
The specter of John Rocker is quickly fading away from “Survivor” land. His Atlanta-based girlfriend Julie McGee is still around but she was safe and barely on camera this week because her tribe won an immunity challenge.
(In fact, McGee has yet to make much of an impression since her tribe has been the immunity challenge winner four out of five weeks.)
The “Survivor” producers this week decided to scramble the tribes into two new teams of seven. Originally, the related couples were separated. Now randomly, four of the five remaining couples reunited.
One (Keith and son Wes) remained separated. Four solo people [More]
- 11:25 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting has had a tough few weeks, with layoffs and cutbacks. Now several of its networks are off Dish Network, covering 14 million households. There is a dispute over how much Dish pays Turner for airing its programming, including digital distribution rights, according to a CNN Money story.
The channels affected: CNN, HLN, CNN en Espanol, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and Boomerang. Turner’s most popular networks TNT [More]
- 10:54 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
For the second week in a row, we get a double dose of “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA. (It goes to once a week next week at 10 p.m. Tuesday.)
First up, Todd claims his ideal Father’s Day would be “peace and quiet.” “On Father’s Day, it should be against the law to be in any contact with the father,” he says.
Instead, the kids take him to Funopolis in Commerce. He’s skeptical. “Who wants to be spun around in a circle til you puke?” he says.
“Mama looks like Shamu over there,” Todd says while watching Faye on the water-based bumper [More]
- 5:30 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Ryan Seacrest called his alma mater’s principal this week after the school named two special needs kids as Homecoming King and Queen.
Seacrest, Dunwoody High School Class of 1993, called Tom McFerrin about a story on NBC’s Nightly News about Gus and Hannah during his radio show.
“If you saw the clip, and I know you did,” McFerrin said.
“Oh my gosh,” Seacrest said. “My mom is in town, so we watched it together.”
“It was an unbelievable moment for me,” McFerrin said. “I’ll never forget that moment.”
“In a world where there are so many stories about bullying, this is a story [More]
- 4:29 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Bostonian Kristen Kish brought a natural likability, a competitive fire and amazing technique to “Top Chef” season 10.
She will bring her sweet personality and cooking chops (minus the need to win a quickfire challenge) to Atlanta Sunday for Taste of Atlanta. Before 40 lucky participants, she will make a vegetable bolognese sauce at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Technology Square. Pasta, a specialty of hers, would have been too difficult to do in this type of setting, she said.
This will be Kish’s first trip to Atlanta. (Treat her well, Atlantans!)
She said on the show, she has always just tried to be [More]
- 3:02 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Pres. Barack Obama may be a pariah on the election trail for many political candidates given his low approval ratings. (Senatorial hopeful Michelle Nunn isn’t avoiding Obama compared to a lot of her Democratic brethren, but Republican opponent David Perdue is running copious ads trying to besmirch her by airing ads showing a photo of her with Obama.)
But African Americans still overwhelmingly support him. So Obama is making the rounds of radio shows that target blacks in an effort to drum up the vote.
He recently did interviews with syndicated shows Rickey Smiley (heard locally on Hot 107.9), Yolanda Adams [More]
- 8:00 am Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
The man who was ousted Monday night from “Dancing With the Stars” was in “Mean Girls” a decade ago but otherwise Jonathan Bennett could hardly be called a “star.” So he should be proud he lasted as long as he did.
Now that the show is eliminating people on the same day as the show, tonight’s dance does not play into their scores. So Bennett left on a high note.
Last week, unfortunately, he had his weakest dance with a new partner during “switch up” week, a jitterbug with Peta Murgatroyd that featured disastrous lifts and clumsy steps. His fate was [More]
- 11:28 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
CineStars’ Brittany Umar and I discuss “Walking Dead” fans rubbing elbows with the cast at Walker Stalker Con, CNN cutting 300 jobs and “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA.