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Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida on "Watch What Happens." before his imprisonment in 2014. CREDIT: Bravo

TMZ: Apollo Nida files divorce papers to end marriage with Phaedra Parks

5:09 pm Dec. 2, 2016

This was posted Friday, December 2, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Apollo Nida, who has spent more than two years in prison for financial fraud, filed divorce papers in Georgia on Thursday against Phaedra Parks, according to TMZ.

Oddly, Parks told TMZ recently she had filed papers against him but that court filing has never surfaced.

Nida has been in prison since 2014 for bank

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07:  Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs onstage during ELLE Women In Comedy event hosted by ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers and Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig on June 7, 2016 at Hyde Sunset in Los Angeles, California; presented by Secret Deodorant and emceed by Jane Lynch with stand-up performances by Michelle Buteau, Nikki Glaser, Iliza Shlesinger, and Ali Wong.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ELLE)

Interview: Iliza Schlesinger (Variety Playhouse 12/2) talks booze, politics, new late night talk show

11:20 am Dec. 1, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Rodney Ho on the AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

There is a rising tide of younger female stand-up comics, led by Amy Schumer, who recently headlined Philips Arena.

Iliza Schlesinger is part of that group. If you see her on her recent third Netflix special “Confirmed Kills,” she shows total command of the stage and her material, whether it’s sifting for a lip liner

Lisa Rayam headshot

Lisa Rayam (formerly Fox 5) joining GPB’s ‘Lawmakers’

11:58 am Nov. 30, 2016

This was posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog

Lisa Rayam, who left Fox 5 earlier this year, is joining Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Lawmakers” program early next year.

Rayam, who spent 22 years at WAGA-TV, will be the capital reporter during the Georgia legislative session.

The long-running GPB television program provides daily coverage of the state legislature and tackles issues such as taxes, jobs, schools and