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Atlanta Housewives Executive Producer Carlos King Speaks Out About Reunion Brawl

carlos-king-interview-reality-tv-the-jasmine-brand-595x394*One day before the reunion episode aired, media partner theJasmineBRAND.com had an interview with Carlos King, executive producer of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The TV exec, whose worked on the hit BRAVO show since its inception, spoke candidly about the controversial brawl between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.

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On whether or not he anticipated that a physical altercation would take place, he reveals:

     “No because, again if you watch the show from last season to this season, you saw that these two cast members had issues, from day one. And you saw moments that they were in each others faces –, ‘B this, b that. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’ And they settled down and they kept it movin’. So, when that happened at the reunion show, no one predicted that.”

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Click here to read the full interview.

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Monday Snaps: First Lady Michelle Obama & Bow Wow Visit Howard University

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On Thursday (April 17), first lady Michelle Obama and BET 106 & Park host Bow Wow joined students from Chicago public high schools for a tour of Howard University.

This year, and per FLOTUS’ request, Bow Wow joined her for the annual college visit called “Escape to the Mecca” — a reference to the university’s nickname “the mecca.”

Check out a few candids of their visit.

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Married To Medicine’s Mariah Huq Speaks Out About Ending Friendship With Quad Webb-Lunceford

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BRAVO’s Married to Medicine has returned with new faces, new drama and more entertainment.One of the more surprising story lines involves cast member and show creator Mariah Huq and her former best friend, Quad Webb-Lunceford. In an exclusive interview with media partner theJasmineBRAND.com, Mariah speaks out for the first time about what she believes ended their friendship. The self-proclaimed ‘Queen Bee’ also gives insight on criticism about her mother (Ms. Lucy), Kari Well’s departure from the show and the pressure she’s experience on reality TV.

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On what began to unravel Mariah’s friendship with Quad:

“She felt like they made her look like my do-girl or my puppet and she felt like she was a little bit subservient and she didn’t like that. Instead of realizing that I didn’t control that, I feel as though she took it out on me…we bumped heads on that. So she started treating me a certain way and I made the comment to her then she said something about–I was mad because she was more famous then me.

As the creator of ‘Married to Medicine’, what she initially envisioned for the show:

InInitially, I envisioned a group of women that were either married to medicine in terms of their career or married to someone that was a medical doctor. Coming together and being cohesive, talking about their struggles and their sacrifices and you know, you always have drama when there is a group of women together but I just thought it would be just a little more comradery probably.

Visit theJasmineBRAND.com to find out the real beef between her and designer Reco Chapple, if she was responsible for Kari not returning and more details on her fallout with Quad Webb-Lunceford. 

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Wednesday Snaps: Oprah & Stedman, Tamar & Toni Braxton + Amber Rose

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 Oprah Winfrey and long-term boyfriend Stedman, rock shades and enjoy lunch outdoors.

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Beat and fabulous! Braxton Family Values’ Toni and Tamar Braxton take an #Usie with beat faces.

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Surprised? Singer Elle Varner takes a quick selfie while doing a press run.

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Haute and handsome! Rapper Future poses with actor Lance Gross after his photo shoot.

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Kisses for the camera! Kelly Rowland, Amber Rose and celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins share a snap after a mid-day workout.

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Singer RaVaughn gives Instagram fans her ‘Outfit of the Day’.
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Syleena Johnson (‘R&B Divas’) Addresses Porsha Williams Stealing Her Song

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*”Real Housewives of Atlanta“  star Porsha Williams is involved with new drama, off-camera, that has nothing to do with being a house wife.

The drama surrounds reports that she allegedly stole a song called ‘Perfectly Worthless‘, from producer Pierre Medor and “R&B Divas” singer, Syleena Johnson.

After hearing reports, media partner theJasmineBRAND.com spoke with Syleena exclusively, asking for her thoughts on the matter.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Were you surprised at all that Porsha allegedly took ‘Perfectly Worthless’, a song that you have on your new album?
Syleena: I was surprised to hear the song on her show. I am/was confused maybe, but not really anything else.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Are you concerned at all that the single will lose momentum because of Porsha’s version?
Syleena: I am not concerned about the momentum because it is a great song. Great songs will break thru. The people will make the call.

Visit theJasmineBRAND.com, for the full interview and to find out if Syleena has spoken to her Porsha.

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Omarosa & Mary Mary’s Goo Goo Debate On Christians Doing Reality TV

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It’s no secret, secular folk aren’t the only ones ‘winning’ in the reality TV game. With the help of shows like Preachers of LA‘ and ‘The Sisterhood’ and ‘The Sheards’, Christians seem to be carving out their own lane with non-scripted TV.

Media partner theJasmineBRAND.com recently chatted with two very opinionated reality TV stars who have done their share of both filming reality TV – Omarosa and celebrity stylist Goo Goo (sister to Erica and Tina Campbell who stars on We TV’s Mary Mary) weigh in on whether Christian’s should do reality TV.

If they agree on how faith-bashed shows like Preachers of LA should portray the church world on television:

Omarosa: If anytime you can get people talking about the church, reflecting about religion, reflecting about their relationships with God, what’s appropriate and what we’re not appropriate than we’re winning….So this is a vehicle to introducing, reintroducing people and encouraging people to be apart of the kingdom.

Goo Goo: You know, I tell the truth right? I think  they be wilding out on the show and people are entitled to do what they want to do and you never how they’re going to edit the show but some of the stuff I wish they kind of would conceal. Because it’s kind of one of those things that its like, that’s family business. We all know that we have ups and downs like that fight I almost got into last week, I wouldn’t put that on TV.

Click here for the full interview.