*Hmm, we’ll see how this works out.
The troops at “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” have received their marching orders, so to speak, from the generals at VH1: No more fights!
Yes we know, it’s the bloodletting that turns the fans on. What’s the point of watching if you can’t Joseline and “Stebbie” and … whoever go upside some other fool’s head … just because.
Well, that’s what the deal is and it’s because the suits at the network have been told by the sponsors that it’s time to dial down the ratchetry, so says TMZ:
Production sources tell us the ATL ladies and gents were forced to sign docs agreeing to put their manicured claws (and fists) away … after major advertisers started complaining. Show execs flew to Atlanta 2 weeks ago to lay down the law.
We’re told all cast members who brawl during taping will be cut from the episode without pay and suspended. They could also face possible termination.
It’s a risky move, since ‘LHHA’ has become VH1’s most popular show, by far — and let’s face it, fights are part of its winning formula.
On the other hand, just the threat of hardcore punishment seems to be working. We hear the cast has resorted to screaming matches because nobody wants to lose their money