*It looks like we’re in for another snoozer. Or maybe not
The ex-wives of music supernovas Usher Raymond and CeeLo Green are reportedly in talks with VH1 to star in a brand spanking new reality series.
The show will be similar to the cable station’s current “Hollywood Exes” but based in Atlanta, according to Radar Online.
Usher’s former missus, Tameka Foster , and Green’s ex-love, Christina Johnson , both had marriages that wound up in ugly divorces, and VH1 is supposedly keen on getting the girls to dish dirt about their former husbands.
Both Green and Usher aren’t thrilled about the possibility of their exes getting a reality show, sources say. An insider allegedly told Star Magazine that Green “joked that his ex may spill some of his dirty secrets,” while Usher is genuinely concerned about the concept.
The unidentified source went on to reportedly state, “Usher and Tameka don’t get along, and he knows she’ll be happy to talk about his personal life so that she can become the star of the show.
Usher’s concerned because Tameka’s still bitter about him divorcing her and is having financial problems, so this could be her meal ticket.”
*Sadly, “Starter Wives Confidential” has been yanked from the TLC lineup already following a short run.
The network has decided to finish out the show on the Internet. The reality show features the ex-wives and babymamas of Funkmaster Flex, Floyd Mayweather, DMX, Lamar Odom and Maino. Monica Taylor, ex or soon-to-be ex to Funkmaster Flex, took it upon herself to inform folks and elaborate via her blog.
“If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of ‘Starter Wives Confidential’ you will have to go online to TLC.com,” she said. “Bringing a show with women of color to TLC we always knew was a challenge and I love that they believed in our stories and gave us a voice.”
Then, without blame to any ex in particular, she admits that the famous men they’re linked to did not care for the premise of the show.
“It’s no secret ‘Starter Wives Confidential’ was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning…Starting with Shaniqua Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show.”
You can view the remainder of “Starter Wives Confidential” at TLC.com
*Wednesday night was the premiere of the so controversial new VH1 series, “Hollywood Exes.”
The show stars the former wives of Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and R. Kelly.
Nicole Murphy told the Daily Beast that when she was first approached with the idea of starring in a reality show about exes, it was a bit of a shock.
“I was kinda surprised by his call about a show like this, but then again, we are family,” Nicole Murphy said. “I’d been offered the chance to do so many reality shows over the years that I’m not sure I would have listened if it hadn’t been [my former brother-in-law].’’
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The show documents the lives of women who used to be married to famous men in Hollywood. The five women also spoke passionately about inspiring other divorced women and showing them that there is life after the war.
The hour-long show stars Sheree Fletcher (Will Smith’s ex), Andrea Kelly (singer R. Kelly’s ex), Jessica Canseco (baseball player Jose Canseco’s ex) and Mayte Garcia (Prince’s ex) and airs Wednesdays on VH1.
Meanwhile, “Single Ladies” star LisaRaye checked out the first episode of “Hollywood Exes” and wasn’t impressed. She took to Twitter to speak her mind: “For real??…Another show with fighting, scrapping, throwing….WTF man. Say it aint so HOLLYWOOD exes.”
Other than LisaRaye being seen as living in a glass house and throwing stones, you have to wonder how that comment is gonna go over with the suits at VH1, which of course produces “Single Ladies” and “Hollywood Exes.”