Reality star Jackie Christie continues to hustle her celebrity into other realms. Over the weekend, the Basketball Wives LA reality star launched her 6th book, ‘Sexual Relations: A His & Hers Guide to Greater Intimacy’.
Malaysia Pargo (Basketball Wives LA)
She hosted a launch party in Hollywood, with the VH1 cameras rolling. theJasmineBRAND.com was in attendances and peeped a few of her reality TV colleagues present including: Draya Michele, Malysia Pargo and a few rumored newbies.
We also spotted Torrei Hart, Somaya Reece and a few other familiar faces. The bash was ‘turnt-up’ (if you will), especially when Jackie gave Draya a lap dance of sorts, alongside some pole dancers that she had twerkin’ and entertaining attendees.
*These reality show reunions have become the pinnacle of every season.
For the second reunion show of “Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion” Monday night, the drama was thick and the audience questions heavy.
John Salley, the perfect candidate for the job, ate up the tension and awkwardness in the room. He asked an audience question as it was written. One member wanted to know if Doug Christi, Jackie’s husband, was gay.
Jackie actually hesitated before laughing and saying, “No, he’s not gay, well I don’t know if he’s gay or not; I never asked him.”
Then to make up for her hesitation, she said even if he was, she’d love him the same.
Well, rumors about the couple being swingers have been floating around lately, but haven’t been confirmed, but if they are true, would that make him gay?
The couple has been a strong advocate for marriage equality. Remember they got married in a gay club to show their solidarity with the homosexual community.
*Someone is finally regretting putting all her dirty laundry out on television.
Jackie Christie’s daughter, Chantel, sat with Laura Govan during an episode of “Basketball Wives” and just put all her family’s dirty dirt out there on international television.
She blamed her mother for causing a relationship strain between her and her father; said Jackie allowed her sister Takari to be homeless for three months; and she mentioned that Jackie may have favored Chantel over her sister because of her skin color and weight.
But she later expressed remorse for throwing her family under the bus.
“I was in a bad place in MY life. Was it right? No.” Chantel tweeted. “Was it “all lies”? No. Was it 4 “publicity”? No. Did I kno where Laura was coming from? NO. Do I regret it? I regret airing my personal life out 2 sm1 who, I now feel, had malicious intent.”
She followed up with, “I regret addressing it publicly, at all. You all can believe WHATEVER you would like to.”
It appeared though that she had some mixed feeling about the incident, especially after receiving harsh criticism over her venting session, saying that she doesn’t regret doing what she did in that moment, but mentioned that it never should’ve happened.
*VH-1 knew you’d be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the new season of the hit show “Basketball Wives: LA,” so they’ve decided to hook you up early by releasing a sneak peek of the season’s first few minutes. It’s no surprise that Jackie Christie, who was disowned by her co-stars at the end of season 1, is seemingly still the outcast of the show.
“It’s a sisterhood that I feel with girls and women, and it just feels like everything’s up in the air. There’s no connection,” Jackie confides in her hubby, Doug Christie, in the sneak peek. “I’m willing to apologize. I’m willing to move forward, but it’s up to them to meet me halfway,” Jackie said.
“I don’t have no problem with Jackie,” Malaysia admits, as she attempts to focus on the positive. “I don’t agree with the things that she did to us, but I just don’t want to hate anybody.”
*Jackie Christie is all grown up and ready for the next season of “Basketball Wives: LA.”
Although she left a bad impression with her drama, she says time and experience has made her wiser and ready to show the world a new her.
In fact, she even took the blame for some of the drama that took place on the show. But after some self-reflection, bad press and bad ‘peer reviews,’ Christie knows how to handle herself this time around.
*“Basketball Wives: LA” star Jackie Christie is getting into something kind of freaky.
The reality wife told Rickey Smiley that she and her husband are delving into the adult film industry together.
“I’m producing an adult film, me and my husband Doug [Christie). We’re executive producing and stuff,” Jackie recently told radio host Rickey Smiley.
But worry not; the couple will be behind the camera only.
She’s also working on a project with actor Christian Keyes.
In the meantime, Christie is dealing with the constant criticism surrounding “Basketball Wives,” as many have accused the show of capturing the most controversial, dramatic image of the black woman.
“I have to respect Cookie’s opinion,” she said about Magic Johnson’s wife, who has been critical of the show. “I get feisty. I cuss. I do all those things. That’s reality. That’s really what happens in life.”
And in reality, Christie ended the season with no friends to turn to. But that’s not keeping her from returning.
In fact, she even has a little soft spot for a couple of her co-stars.
“I will say that I like Draya. I looked at her like a little sister, and I was trying to mentor her, and I think she just got led down the wrong path and was following, same with Malaysia,” she said.
*Who knew there was a hierarchy in the world of basketball wives?
Well, NBA wifey Jackie Christie called herself the “First Lady of the NBA,” recently and didn’t even bat an eye.
In an interview with VH1, she broke it down, justifying her comments.
“That’s how I felt at that time, meeting all the girls and what they were there for and me trying to mentor them and what I’ve done with Doug. I’ve paid my dues, I’ve taken hits from people all over the world not understanding us, and I definitely feel like because I paid those dues, what I represent for the NBA is family, structure, stability, and that’s the way I’m looking at it. Not as ’Oh, I’m better than this person or that person.’”
Yeah she’s saying that about herself, but what are the others saying?
“Basketball Wives: LA” co-star, Gloria Govan is a bit offended by her cohort’s arrogance.
“I think that that comment is disrespectful to the real women of the NBA like Cookie Johnson and Juanita Jordan. Women whose men had been such a staple in the NBA and their wives have been around for years. Well before Doug. Don’t get me wrong, Doug was a great player, but for Jackie to refer to herself as the First Lady is silly. She may be the first ‘crazy’ lady. She definitely set the bar for overbearing wife.”
*Reality just got real for “Basketball Wives: LA” star Jackie Christie.
In an interview on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” she revealed that her mother passed away Monday morning after battling with cancer.
Throughout the season, viewers have gotten a little taste of how she and her sister have been dealing with their mother’s health. Despite the grief, Christie found refuge in that her mother made it to watch her and Doug exchange vows before she died.
As far as the rest of the drama on the show goes, the reality show diva warned fans to stay tuned and not to judge the entire season on the episode one fight.
And about her daughter, Takari’s, outspoken self, she explained that the two are working on their issues together.
*“Basketball Wives” the L.A. edition is getting closer to the reveal and some photos were released this week.
The new cast includes Gloria Govan (fiancée of Laker’s Matt Barnes), Laura Govan (sister to Gloria Govan), Kimsha Artest (ex-wife to Ron Artest), Imani Showalter (ex-fiancée to Stephen Jackson), Malaysia Pargo (wife to Jannero Pargo), Jackie Christie (wife of Doug Christie) and Draya Michele (model and actress).
Although many are excited about the new show, Shaunie O’Neal, the brain behind the show’s creation, has been very blunt about her dislike of the new cast.
“There’s a little bit of trash kind of sprinkled into that cast that I’m totally against. I was really very hands-off with that cast,” she said.
(L-R): Gloria Govan, Jackie Christie and Kimsha Artest
*The official cast for the LA spinoff of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” has been announced.
Premiering Aug. 29, the new installment will follow actual “wives,” unlike much of the Miami-based original.
The new cast features Kimsha Artest, wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers; and Imani Showalter, ex-fiancée of Charlotte Bobcats’ Stephen Jackson.
Also former Miami cast member Gloria Govan, fiancée of Laker Matt Barnes, will star in the LA series, alongside her sister Laura Govan.