With each performing vocal aerobics over their respective reality careers, it was the former “Apprentice” star that challenged Frankel over her past vicious comments; to which the RHONYC alumni placed her bet of $10K big ones; denying she had made any such remarks.
*Reality stars, singers and celebs alike took their talents to the nation’s capital in celebration of WPGC’s “For Sisters Only.”
The annual event, which celebrated it’s 14th year, featured educational and entertainment sessions, performances and vendors. We caught a number of celebrities in attendance including: Sheree Fletcher (Hollywood Exes), Tami Roman (Basketball Wives), Tiffney Cambridge (Marrying the Game), Micheal Baisden (radio personality), Jay Sean, Lil Mo, Tank, Omarosa, Raheem DeVaughn and Paul Wharton.
Check out a few photos.
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*In an exclusive interview with EURweb media partner, theJasmineBRAND.com, reality star Omarosa opens up about her new relationship, how she’s been successful branding herself (since her original days on ‘The Apprentice’) and relationship with her new WWE wrestler boyfriend, Titus O’Neil.
Read some excerpts from the interview below.
Jasmine Brand: So looking back on your career thus far, are there any mistakes or lessons learned that you have – that you can share with people that are trying to build their brand?
u know, I think that every single thing that you do in your life offers an opportunity for a lesson. On ‘The Apprentice’, I most famously said, “No man is your friend. No man is your foe. Every man is your teacher.” so everything that I’ve been through in my life has prepared me for my next chapter. I am now an assistant pastor at Baptist Church. When I tell you that everything I’ve been through in my life have prepared me for this role, I know that every one of my storms, every one of my valley moments – God has put that there so I could be girded up for my role as pastor right now. And in terms of branding by the way, I teach it so well because I took a brand that was very difficult. This idea of making the African-American woman the villain and I turned it around. I made it profitable and it’s something that most folks can’t do – they use the ‘fail under beneath the pressure’. But I teach it because I love it and my students do really well – A2 you know?
Jasmine Brand: So I have to ask a shallow question – are there any groupies? Do you have to fight them off, because this is a different kind of world, right?
ney, when they know I’m in the room, I have no problems. I really don’t have the same kind of problems that most people have because I don’t put up with a whole lot of foolishness. But it’s been really interesting dating again and we’re taking it very, very slow. Trust me, he works 24/7 and I’m on the west coast, he’s on the east coast. So it’s just nice, it’s nice to have a friend.
Visit theJasmineBRAND.com: to find out how Omarosa handles groupies (interested in her new boyfriend) and her thoughts on criticism surrounding ‘Preachers of LA’.
Omarosa has been mourning Michael for months and now she may be going public with a new man in her life. After recently being spotted with WWE star Titus O’Neil (pictured below), word began to spread that the two may be an item.
People magazine reports that Omarosa and Titus met through their mutual friend Jawn Murray, at a WWE Superstars of Hope party in Beverly Hills last month.
It seems that Titus really makes her happy, but she’s been reluctant about going public with her new relationship for a good reason.
“She’s been really apprehensive about dating since Michael died,” a source tells People magazine. “But everyone who loves her has been encouraging her to step out and try it again. So far, things seem to be going good. They seem really happy together.”
Sources at the rally say several of the King siblings and grandchildren were on a charter bus leaving the rally and a van ran a red light, forcing the bus driver to hit the brakes of the Dodge vehicle hard. Omarosa Manigault was also on the bus with the family; and while she did hit her head on the seat in front of her, she’s okay.
MLK’s sister — Christine King Farris — was on the bus at the time of the accident. Earlier in the day, the 85-year-old placed a wreath on the MLK Jr. Memorial.
Farris was joined at the wreath ceremony by MLK’s daughter Bernice King.
We’re told Bernice was not on the bus at the time of the accident.
Omarosa tweeted after the crash — “Yikes just got banged up a lil bit on bus- I am ok! #HitMyHead ouch“
The bus driver was transported to a nearby hospital. Beyond that, there were no other injuries that we’re aware of.
“People call me a punk and [think] I’m running from a fight. I don’t give a damn. I don’t think it’s cute to see grown ass women fighting each other, I don’t. I’m 40-years old.”
*All we can say is, you’d better think twice before messing with former model, radio personality and upcoming everything else, Claudia Jordan. She might not punch you physically, but she will kick your butt verbally.
“It was four, three things she did before I even reacted and said that,” Claudia Jordan tells EURweb publisher Lee Bailey, who grilled her about the now highly publicized red carpet altercation she had with the mother of Omarosa Manigault.
“When you’re at fault would you rather punch someone or say something [they will] chew on and walk away? She knows I know a lot of what’s really going on and that’s what it’s all about.”
Thing is, we’re not sure which comment Jordan is referring to. Was it the “Get out of Michael Clarke Duncan‘s house” comment; or, perhaps it was the one where you referred to her mother as a “monkey face b***?” Just trying to get it straight, Claudia.
Anyway, that’s water under the bridge right? On to other things.
“I’m a producer on this web series that’s called ‘Diary of A Champion.’ It’s a prequel to the movie, ‘The Runner,’ and we’re working on getting financing for that right now. It’s about the track & field world and my character is on steroids and in the battle of the decision, you know, to stay in that and to be on a higher level performance or to do the right thing and not. So it’s a really good story. You can check it out at diaryofachampion.tv. We’re having some meetings with some folks and we’re trying to decide if we’re going to make it into a TV show or a movie, we’re not sure.”
Jordan says the director initially wanted it to be a movie, but she suggested it be a TV show, a series instead. The reality TV star also does a travel show with AT&T U-Verse called, “The Buzz Summer of Adventure”; and for folks that have AT&T U-Verse, it can be seen twice a month.
“They have me doing crazy things like parasailing right on top of sharks, jumping off the Stratosphere Hotel; [and] jumping off of cliffs in the Rocky Mountains. They got me doing a lot of adventurous stuff. A lot of times I’m risking my life!,” she giggles.
When Lee Bailey asks her, “Well who wouldn’t want to hear about that?” after overhearing Jordan tell another reporter that she was tired of talking about the Mamarosa altercation, she seemed relieved.
“Well that’s the thing,” she answers, over-the-moon with excitement to get off that other topic. “That’s fun! Like, I want to talk about that! You rarely see Black people; Black women, hosting shows where we get to do adventurous things like that. That’s not usually reserved for us. And I’m proud of that,” she adds.
And it’s not like Jordan has been sitting around on her hands with nothing to do. She was host on “The Real Show,” a movie and DVD review show, and she is building her acting chops. She just signed on to do a new project called “Pick and Roll.”
“It’s about a basketball player who, its very much like Derrick Rose, who fights to get back in the NBA…That’s going to be on the Bounce Network, and that will be on in September. So I’m working! I’m working!”
But there are still projects that Claudia Jordan tells Mr. Bailey she wants to explore.
“I’m looking to get back on the radio, and I’m looking to move to New York. I’ve been approached by people who want to do a reality show on my life. They want to do a dating show with me; and they want to get me married to someone …I don’t know. My mother would love that so we’ll see what happens.”
Bailey congratulates her. But then why oh why did the girl have to go BACK to Mamarosa when “Thank you” would have sufficed?
“So that’s what I’m saying. So when I get asked about nonsense (about) a fight with someone on a reality show, you know, a cast-off, that’s really not in the forefront of what I’m thinking about. And actually, to me, its embarrassing. I’m not proud of that. I mean, here I am over here hosting, I was hosting Miss Universe and trying to develop projects and … create more projects for us to work on and the majority of the talk last week was about someone who hit me like ‘that hard’ and ran and that’s silly.”
Now, if you recall, Jordan was actually on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ with Omarosa. She had a little something to say about that too. Hinting that her being fired from “CA” may have had more to do with trying to prevent a situation, than not having the stuff necessary to continue on the show; which is generally why people are cast off.
“The funny thing is, the reason why I probably got off ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ so early is because I was against going and fighting with the sister on the show. And then it ends up that way anyway,” she adds. “It’s like, I did everything I could to not fight. I didn’t (inaudible) in the boardroom. I didn’t fight with her on TV, I avoided it. And then after the fact, so, she got her fight. You know what, we used to be friends and a small part of me does still feel bad for her and you’re probably gonna put this on the…internet,” (Yep, we sure will! Please continue, Ms. Jordan ) “I just want to say that I hope what’s eating her up inside, what’s really eating her heart up; its not what she’s telling us, its something else I’m sure. I hope she just resolves what that issue is and she can just drop this ‘wanna be the bitch’, ‘wanna be the diva’, because its not cute. And its not something that people should aspire to be like. Omarosa is an articulate, intelligent woman. She’s supposed to be a minister, too. So just act like it. I’m not asking her to be an angel, but just don’t aspire to be a devil.”
Claudia makes it known that she would have no problem sitting down with Omarosa and talking things out. She says she does not welcome the feeling of going to an event and things being weird because Omarosa may be there. It’s just not her thing.
“People call me a punk and [think] I’m running from a fight. I don’t give a damn. I don’t think its cute to see grown ass women fighting each other, I don’t. I’m 40-years old.”
And the beat goes on. Omarosa, holla at your girl!